The San Saba County Commissioners Court met on Monday, December 8th at 9 a.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order followed by the invocation by Kenley Kroll and everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas Flags.
Marsha Hardy explained the magnetic Burn Ban signs for cars and trucks. Two businesses were contacted for prices - one in town and one out of town.
County Clerk, Kim Wells, shared the letter she received from Texas Governor Perry thanking her and her staff for the fair, creditable and hard work involved in the recent election. The Clerk’s Report was approved as presented.
The following County Official Reports were also approved: Treasurer, Justice of the Peace, and Sheriff’s Jail Report (6.36 average inmates per day).
The following Departmental Reports were received and reviewed: County Extension Agents, County Indigent Health Care Program Director, County Grant Writer, County EMS Billing, County Emergency Management Coordinator, County 9-1-1 Coordinator and Trapper's Report.
Marsha Hardy recommended Al Hamrick be appointed as the San Saba County Designated Representative for the On-Site Sewage Facility to replace Billy Hobbs. The Commissioners approved the appointment and Al will be signed up for the training to start the job January 1, 2009.
Although the Commissioner’s rejected the payment of $100.00 per month as a salary supplement to each of the judges on the Juvenile Board at the last meeting, Judge Theodosis put it on the agenda again. Judge Theodosis and County Attorney David Williams made some inquiries and found that San Saba County was the only county in the state of Texas not making the supplement payment. Judge Theodosis made a lengthy argument for the commissioners to approve the payment. The funds for these payments had already been included in the current budget, and after consideration, the commissioners approved this payment with a unanimous vote.
Attorney Williams advised the Commissioners to put a Salary Grievance Committee in place. This matter will be on the next meeting’s agenda.
The Commissioner’s approved prohibiting certain fireworks in unincorporated areas of San Saba County. The Order is posted on the courthouse bulletin board on the 2nd floor.
The Proposed Revision to San Saba County Commissioner Precinct Lines was tabled again. Nancy Bush is working on this.
Judge Theodosis asked each Commissioner about the conditions of their areas and their recommendation for enacting/lifting the county wide Burn Ban. Everyone was in favor of keeping the Burn Ban off.
There has been one new employee to the county and one employee notification to retire in March, 2009. County Attorney David Williams is retiring the end of this year, ending 24 years of service. A current payroll including names and hours worked will be requested for the next meeting in compliance to a previous action by the commissioners.
The Commissioners approved the Accounts Payables and the Minutes of the two previous Commissioners Court meetings.
The next Commissioners Court will be December 22nd, at 9 a.m. On December 23rd, the County employees will enjoy their yearly Christmas Luncheon at the Library at noon.
Judge Theodosis adjorned the meeting. Those attending were: County Judge Byron Theodosis; Commissioners Ricky Lusty, Kenley Kroll, Roger McGehee and Otis Judkins; County Clerk Kim Wells; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Attorney David Williams; County Coordinator Marsha Hardy; Court Bailiff Mike Edgmon and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.