The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on August 11th. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Kenley Kroll. Then everyone joined in for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Judge Les Dawson, Committee Chair for the proposed County Employee manual, was present and answered questions pertaining to this project. There were some questions regarding a Sick Leave Pool that Judge Dawson has agreed to be Administrator and implement a form for joining this new program. The Commissioners approved the new manual and Judge Dawson as the new Administrator.
The following County Official Reports were approved, subject to audit:
• Report by County Clerk, Kim Wells - Along with daily business, Wells reported that our district has two District Attorney vacancies that need to be filled;
• Judge Les Dawson gave a report on the state patrolmen in our county and agreed that the county needs two state patrolmen. Candidates need to contact Judge Dawson or Judge Theodosis for information;
• Commissioner Kenley Kroll reported that there was an average of 5.93 inmates per day for the month of July, according to the County Sheriff and jail records; and
• County Treasurer, Gayla Hawkins, reported that everything is in the black; there were no questions regarding bills.
County Attorney, David Williams, on behalf of the San Saba County Historical Commission, presented two framed pictures of former County judges. They were Judge Wadsworth, the second County judge serving two terms - 8/1/1860-7/31/1862 and 5/1/1864-10/31/1864. Judge Frazier Brown served from 10/4/1876-12/31/1876, and then went on to serve in the House of Representatives. The pictures will be hung on the second floor hallway of the County Courthouse.
The following reports were reviewed and accepted:
• County Extension Agents;
• County Indigent Health Care Program Director;
• County Grant Writer;
• County EMS - Judge Theodosis produced a letter submitting a request from the EMS for funds from the County to buy a new ambulance. Funds for this were not included in the County's budget, so this matter was considered tabled. There was some discussion about the EMS Director's work schedule since the position was supposed to be full-time and he is working part-time;
• County Emergency Management Coordinator;
• County On-Site Sewage Facility Management Coordinator;
• County 9-1-1 Coordinator; and
• County Damage Management Technician Report (Trapper).
The following Special Action Items were discussed and action taken:
• Tabled proposed rental increase on County buildings leased to HHSC and/or Central Appraisal District because increase wasn't in the budget;
• Tabled the proposed revision to San Saba County Commissioner precinct lines; and
• Burn Ban was not lifted - no change.
A class was scheduled for a presentation and video on sexual harassment for Wednesday, September 24th. This is provided at no cost to the county and all county employees and officials will participate. The new Employee Manuals will be distributed at that meeting.
According to County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins, there were no proposed amendments or line items transfers to the 2007-2008 budget.
The minutes of the previous Commissioners Court meeting was approved. It was also approved to pay all bills presented.
The next Commissioners Court meeting date will be Monday, August 25th, at 1:30 p.m.
Those in attendance at the meeting were: Judge Byron Theodosis; Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Otis Judkins and Ricky Lusty; County Clerk Kim Wells; County Attorney David Williams; Judge Les Dawson; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins; Chief Deputy Doug Clancey; Court Bailiff Mike Edgmon; and Alice Smith, reporter for San Saba News & Star.