[Call Meeting to Order]THANK YOU FOR COMING TO CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT.
[Announcements]NO ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ME, JUDGE.
[Citizens' Comments]AL HOLSCHER. ALL RIGHTY.
[00:05:10]AND REMIND EVERYBODY TO SILENCE THEIR CELL PHONES.
[CONSENT AGENDA]COMMISSIONERS IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS ABOUT CONSENT, LIKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.
[9. Discussion/Action regarding the bum ban. Speaker: Judge Haden/Hector Rangel]GOOD MORNING, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS, STAFF AND GALLERY.
[11. Discussion/Action to approve a Proclamation designating August 19,2023, as the fuver Appreciation Day, and commemorating local commitment to San Marcos River cleanup and preservation efforts. Speaker: Commissioner Theriot]COMMITMENT TO SAN MARCOS RIVER CLEANUP AND PRESERVATION EFFORTS.
WHEREAS THE SAN MARCOS RIVER AND OTHER WATERWAYS WITHIN CALDWELL COUNTY CONSTITUTE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE COUNTY'S IDENTITY AND WELL-BEING AND PROVIDE BENEFITS TO RESIDENTS, AGRICULTURE AND WILDLIFE.
[00:10:04]AND WHEREAS, LOCAL PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THE MARTINDALE COMMUNITY, HAVE DEMONSTRATED AN ADMIRABLE COMMITMENT TO RIVER CLEANUP, APPRECIATION, EDUCATION AND IMPROVEMENT. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT, RESOLVED BY THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT THE 19TH DAY OF AUGUST 2023 SHOULD BE DESIGNATED AS RIVER APPRECIATION DAY IN RECOGNITION OF LOCAL COMMITMENT TO CLEAN UP PRESERVATION EFFORTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SAN MARCOS RIVER AND OTHER CALDWELL COUNTY WATERWAYS TO THE CONTINUED WELL-BEING OF CALDWELL COUNTY.
[12. Discussion/Action to discuss donation to the Caldwell County Historical Commission. Speaker: Judge Haden/Coyle Buehler]COMMISSIONERS, THIS ONE'S A LITTLE BIT OUTSIDE OF WHAT WE NORMALLY WOULD ASK SOMEBODY TO GO TO THE TO DENNIS'S GROUP FOR SO THEY AND THEY HAVE NOT ASKED YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT FOR A DONATION BUT THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING A LITTLE BIT SHORT ON THE LAST 2 OR 3 YEARS AND THEY HAVE A RESERVE, BUT IT'S BEGUN TO DWINDLE.
[13. Discussion/Action to approve funding in the amount of$2,597.00 from Caldwell County to Capital Area Councils of Governments (CAPCOG) in support of CAPCOG's Air Quality Program forFY 2024. Speaker: Commissioner Westmoreland/Judge Haden]IN SUPPORT OF CAPCOG AIR QUALITY PROGRAM.
[10. Discussion/Action to discuss tax rate for FY 2024 and schedule public hearing to approve tax rate. Speaker: Judge Haden]GOOD MORNING, JUDGE, COMMISSIONERS, THIS IS JUST TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THE PROPOSED TAX RATE FOR NEXT YEAR.
[00:15:01]BUDGET AMOUNT THAT THEY HAD LAST YEAR.
SO BUT WE ARE GETTING TO THAT POINT AFTER THIS YEAR WHERE I'M BEGINNING TO HAVE SOME CONCERNS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE TO GO OUT TO THE VOTERS TO ASK TO MOVE THE CAP UNLESS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING GIVES, HOPEFULLY, OF COURSE, THEY WON'T BE IN SESSION NEXT YEAR AND I'LL JUST RESERVE MY COMMENTS ABOUT THAT.
THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE'RE ASKING THE JP'S AND CONSTABLE'S TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEIR FEES AND SEE SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO TO GET THEIR FEES UP TO HELP OFFSET SOME OF THIS AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS. YOU KNOW, GOING FORWARD, GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A REALLY, REALLY HARD LOOK AT YOUR BUDGET BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO START TIGHTENING OUR BELTS QUITE A BIT TO TO MAKE THIS WORK.
[14. Discussion/Action to consider the imposition ofoptional County fees through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for the Calendar Year (CY) 2024. Speaker: Judge Haden/Darla Law]DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES CALENDAR YEAR.
[15. Discussion/Action to approve Order 09-2023, approving a petition for the creation of Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 5, and ordering an election to submit said issue to the voters of Caldwell County. Speaker: Judge Haden]AND WE WILL RESCHEDULE THIS ITEM FOR AUGUST 16TH AT 9:00.
BUT THE ITEM IS DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE ORDER 09-2023 APPROVING A PETITION FOR THE CREATION OF CALDWELL COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT FIVE AND ORDERING AN ELECTION TO SUBMIT SAID ISSUE TO THE VOTERS OF CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
[16. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #56 for Unit Road to approve the transfer ofFuel to Seal Coating on a blanket PO# REQ01946. Speaker: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]IN THE AMOUNT OF $95,000.
[17. Discussion/Action to approve change order in the amount of$150,000.00 (Paving) and $98,649.10 (Dust Control) for Ergon Blanket PO #01946. Speakers: Judge Haden/Carolyn Caro]ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000 (PAVING) AND $98,649.10 (DUST CONTROL) FOR ERGON BLANKET PO 01946 IN THE AMOUNT OF $248,649.10.
[18. Discussion/Action to approve payment of nine (9) Unit Road invoices totaling the amount of $162,446.12 for Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions. Speakers: Judge Haden/Carolyn Caro]$162,446.12 FOR ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSION, CAROLYN.
[19. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #57 for Building Maintenance - A/C for Slater Building Speaker: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]IT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE.
[20. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #58 request for Commissioner's Court Advertising line item to increase $1,500.00 from Contingency. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]WE SHARE THIS WITH KASI, AND KASI HAS BEEN DOING A WHOLE LOT OF ADVERTISING, SO WE NEED TO JUST HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE TO MOVING THIS MONEY.
[21. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #59 for County Jail to cover costs of food supplies and Utilities. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]YES. SO WE ARE MOVING $30,000 OUT OF KITCHEN LABOR TO UTILITIES.
I THINK JUST DUE TO THE HEAT, THE SUMMER THAT WE'RE KIND OF GETTING BACK UP THERE, MAYBE NEED TO REANALYZE BUMPING THE UTILITIES FOR THE JAIL A LITTLE BIT MORE. IT'S JUST IN THAT ANALYTICAL STAGE OF SEEING WHAT JOHNSON CONTROLS HAS DONE AND THAT COST SAVINGS, WE KIND OF NEED JUST A COUPLE MORE YEARS TO SEE HOW THAT'S GOING TO BALANCE OUT.
[22. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #60 for County Court at Law Adult Expert Witness and Indigent Attorney Fee expenditure line item increase from Contingency and Medical Contingency. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]FROM CONTINGENCY AND MEDICAL CONTINGENCY OF $100,000.
YES AND ALSO THE BUDGET THAT JUDGE HICKS INHERITED JUST WASN'T IT WASN'T BUDGETED PROPERLY BASED OFF OF HIS PREDECESSOR AND ALSO THE INCREASED COURT ACTIVITY IT HAS BEEN REMEDIED FOR NEXT NEXT BUDGET CYCLE, THOUGH.
[00:25:03]SO MOVED. WE HAVE A MOTION.
[23. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #61 for District Judge administrative expenditure line item increase from Adult Indigent Attorney's fees. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]ATTORNEY'S FEES $10,000, DANIE.
[24. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #62 for Grant Department to cover invoices for contract extension for Texas SAVNSATINE Grant. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]DENNIS, ARE YOU HERE? YES. WE WEREN'T QUITE SURE HOW TO BUDGET FOR THIS LAST YEAR.
[25. Discussion/Action to approve budget amendment #63 for Sheriffs Office to increase Machinery & Equipment from Retirement and Transportation line items. Speaker: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]COST $24,866.10.
[26. Discussion/Action to approve change order in the amount of $75,000.00 for Doucet Blanket PO #01940. Speaker: Judge Haden/Carolyn Caro]01940, CAROLYN.
[27. Discussion/Action request to ratifu approval of Doucet REQ02436 in the amount of $ 146,500.00. Speaker: Judge Haden/Carolyn Caro]$146,500. YES.
[00:30:08]I MADE THE ERROR IN MY OFFICE OF APPROVING THE REQUISITION BEFORE BRINGING IT TO COURT.
[28. Discussion/Action to consider approval to pay training invoice numbers 67180, 67181,67182 and 67280 for JP #1 and JP# 2. Speakers: Judge Haden/Danie Teltow]67280 FOR JP NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWO, THE COST $300.
[29. Discussion/Action to approve final draft and solicitation of qualifications for RFQ23CCPOIQ Subdivision Engineering Services. Speakers: Judge Haden/Carolyn Caro]SUBDIVISION ENGINEERING SERVICES.
BUT WE'VE COME TO THE END OF THE DOUCET CONTRACT AND RENEWAL PERIODS, AND SO WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK OUT FOR THIS RFQ . AS JUDGE SAID, WE JUST BECAUSE THIS IS A PRETTY BIG CONTRACT, WE WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND PUT THIS OUT FOR QUALIFICATION VERSUS USING SOME OF THE VENDORS THAT WE DID APPROVE DURING OUR OVERALL ENGINEERING SERVICES POOL.
[30. Discussion/Action to approve a proposed scope of work for engineering services for Capital Improvements Plans and Program (CIPP) and bond support services. Speaker: Judge lladen/Chase Goetz; Backup:7; Cost: None]DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE A PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS AND PROGRAMS CIP AND BOND SERVICES.
RANK THOSE PROJECTS, GET THEM TO WHERE THEY'RE ORGANIZED TO IMPORTANCE TO DO MOST QUICKLY AND THEN FROM THERE OUT OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS AND PUT TOGETHER A PROGRAM THAT MAKES SENSE FOR THE COUNTY DOLLAR WISE TO POTENTIALLY GO FORWARD WITH A BOND PROGRAM.
[00:35:01]AYE, AYE. OPPOSED HEARING NONE.
[31. EXECUTIVE SESSION]THE DISCUSSION AND OF DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECT APPLE PIE.
POSSIBLE ACTION MAY FOLLOW IN OPEN COURT AND WE ARE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 9:35.
* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.