The July 28th meeting of the San Saba County Commissioners' Court was called to order by County Judge Byron Theodosis followed by the invocation by Roger McGehee. Everyone then joined in for the pledges to the American and Texas flags. There were no Concerned Citizens present to voice issues.
The first item on the agenda was the intrAoduction of new San Saba County EMS Executive Director, Brandon Miller. However, there has been a change in Mr. Miller's plans and there is a possibility that he will be staying with his current job.
Judge Theodosis submitted a letter of retirement from Christine Bessent, librarian for Rylander Memorial Library, effective September 30th. The Commissioners acknowledged her many years of service and regretfully accepted her retirement notice.
The Court discussed the proposed rental increase on county building leased to HHSC and Central Appraisal District. Cathi Miles will get information about the rental amounts of other buildings in the area.
County Attorney David Williams distributed the proposed County Employee Manual. Attorney Williams went over changes that the committee recommended. Les Dawson is the Committee Chair. The Commissioners will review the manual and be ready with their decision at the next meeting.
The Commissioners tabled the proposed revision to San Saba County Commissioner Precinct lines. Attorney Williams suggested that the precinct lines be the same as the school district lines; this could be a good idea.
Next, the Court discussed the weather conditions affecting the county burn ban. The new signs displaying the burn ban notice have proven effective. In addition, the burn ban notice on the front page of the San Saba News & Star has been very beneficial in keeping residents informed of the status. The burn ban wasn't lifted at this time.
County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins reported no proposed amendments or line item transfer to the 2007-2008 budget.
The next Commissioners' Court will be Monday, August 11th, at 9:00 a.m.
After Attorney Williams consulted with CTTC Wireless Internet Connection about their bid, it was approved to accept their bid to install wireless connections in the county courthouse.
All of the proposed Account Payables were approved for payment. It was noted that one bill for submission had been cancelled. Robert Trujillo donated the amount of $600.00 for labor and material for the fence and gate for the library. The Commissioners acknowledged this generous contribution and expressed their sincere gratitude to Mr. Trujillo.
Otis Judkins gave information that the 1979 truck that has been inactive will be put up for auction.
Cell phone reception was discussed. There are some areas without reception. It was concluded that bad weather could be the reason for disrupted service.
Judge Theodosis gave a report on the Retirement System Conference he attended recently in Austin. After this report, the meeting was adjourned.
Attending the meeting were: Byron Theodosis, County Judge; Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Otis Judkins and Ricky Lusty; Kim Wells, County Clerk; Gayla Hawkins, County Treasurer; Cathi Miles, Administrative Assistant; Mike Edgmon, Court Bailiff; David Williams, County Attorney, and Alice Smith, reporter for the San Saba News & Star.