The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Tuesday, July 26th at 9:00 a.m.in the County Judge’s Chambers. County Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the court. Commissioner Rickey Lusty gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
County Sheriff, Allen Brown, reported on the following:
1. Gave information about the fire at Spring Creek.
2. There is an increase in illegal dumping trash - needs public to give information when they see people trashing.
3. The county jail has a maximum number of prisoners; deputies are working overtime with a deputy injured and unable to work; there have been disturbances, arrests and budget concerns.
4. Policy changes need to be made to implement new state laws.
5. The cost of indigent health care for prisoners was discussed.
6. Booking procedures are improving because of new equipment.
7. The jail is ready for state inspection.
8. The department purchased a 2009 patrol truck that is fully loaded and has a full warranty.
Judge Theodosis read a letter of resignation from EMS Director Wymond Kraft. His resignation was accepted with regrets
The Commissioners took action on the following items:
A. Received the quarterly report from San Saba County Extension Agents, Carolyn McDowell and Neal Alexander.
B. Approved Resolution 2011-04 for Commissioner Kenley Kroll to be a representative for Hill Country Telephone Coop.
C. Discussed dry, hot, windy conditions.
D. Approved to pay bills presented by Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins.
F. The next Commissioners Court will be set at a later date.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those in attendance at the meeting were: County Judge, Byron Theodosis; Administrative Assistant, Cathi Miles; County Commissioners, Pat Pool, Kenley Kroll, Rickey Lusty, Otis Lusty; County Coordinator, Marsha Hardy; County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins; County Clerk, Kim Wells; County Sheriff, Allen Brown; Chief Deputy, Bill Price; Justice of the Peace Judge, Les Dawson; Deputy State Trooper, Stephen Bynum; and San Saba News & Star Reporter, Alice Smith.