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[Call to Order]

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WE'RE GOING TO GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY. WE'RE CALLING THIS MEETING TO ORDER ON TUESDAY, THE NINTH DAY OF JUNE 2020 AT 9 A.M. WE HAVE A MINISTER TO LEAVE US IN THE INVOCATION. LET US PRAY. LORD JESUS CHRIST. OUR GOD DO THEY'LL CALM THE AGITATION AND DISCORD IN OUR AMERICAN LAND. VANISHED FROM A SLANDER AND CONFLICT, MURDER AND DRUNKENNESS, BITTER DISPUTES AND SCANDALS. BURNOUT OF OUR HEARTS, EVERY IMPURITY CONFLICT AND EVIL. IT AGAIN. WE MAY LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND ABIDE THIS ONE IN DEAL, LORD, OUR GOD. HOW'S THAT WAS COMMANDED AND DIRECTED US GRANT PEACE TO THE CHURCH AND TO OUR CHILDREN THAT WITH ONE HEART AND WITH ONE MOUTH, WE MAY GLORIFY THEE, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR UNTO THE AGES OF AGES.

COMMISSIONERS. DO WE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS MORNING? NO ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE JUDGE. MICHELLE. I DON'T HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENT THAT MATERIAL. I HAVE ONE. I JUST WANT TO ANNOUNCED IT. JUNE 19TH I CAN'T. WE HAVE A DINNER. DENNIS, YOU'RE NOT INVITING.

YOU WERE ALREADY OKAY? THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS. MORNING JUDGE COMMISSIONER'S A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS. ON JUNE 2ND, I RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER CONTRACT. FINAL REPORT, THUS CLOSING THE GRANT, WHICH HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2015. SINCE WE DID NOT HAVE THE LOCAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FORMIDABLE PAVER PARKING LOT. AT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER. WE'VE ENDED UP THE OBLIGATING BACK TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 74,079. DOLLARS FEDERAL FUNDS, BUT THERE'S AN ESSENCE CLOSES THAT CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER GRANTED WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH FOR SOME TIME. WHEN KOBE 19 PROTOCOLS WILL ALLOW THE MONTHLY CLEANUP EVENTS, WHICH ARE MARCHED THROUGH NOVEMBER. AT THE RAIN GARDEN AND ZERO SKATE BEDS WILL CONTINUE THE COORDINATION OF VOLUNTEERS BY THE TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE PLUM CREEK WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP. WE'LL ALSO CONTINUE. I VISITED WITH THE JUDGE AND HAVE ASKED THAT AN ANTICIPATED $60 A MONTH TO TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR THE COORDINATION SURGEON. HE BUDGED IT IN 2021 2021. SINCE THIS UPDATE AS OF YESTERDAY, THE U. S. SINCE HIS COMPLETION RATE IS 60.7% TEXAS WAS 55.5. CALDWELL COUNTY, 50.6. GLUING 52.6% LOCKHART 60.3. MARTINGALE 45.1 AND ULAN, 51.9. JUST A REMINDER THAT HOUSE BILL 38 34 MANDATES THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR DATABASES. ARE NOW REQUIRED TO TAKE AN ANNUAL CYBER SECURITY TRAINING COURSE CERTIFIED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCE IS. CALDWELL COUNTY PROGRAM TRAINING PROGRAM IS PROVIDED TO US THROUGH ATTACK TEXT ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES. AND IS HE WILL BE COORDINATING AND KEEPING TRAINING RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES THAT WHEN THEY'VE COMPLETED THEIR TRAINING, THERE'S NO ALTHOUGH THIS IS REQUIRED REQUIREMENT NOW AND INCLUDES THE ELECTED OF ANY ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE TO TAKE THIS CRANIUM. THERE ARE NO ENFORCEABLE PENALTIES IF YOU DON'T DO IT, BUT YOU'RE OUTSIDE AUDITORS. WHEN THEY COME IN, WE'LL NOW BE ASKED TO SEE YOUR TRAINING RECORDS. DEALING WITH CYBER SECURITY TRAINING. WORK ON THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE. BUYOUT GRAND CONTINUES. JUSTUS WE DID WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT EARLIER YESTERDAY ON BEHALF OF THE BUYOUT GRANT SENT LETTERS TO THE APACHE COMANCHE TACO. A SHOT OF TRIBAL LOUISIANA, ALABAMA, THE SHOT OF TRIBES OF TEXAS AND THE WITCH TALL, UNAFFILIATED TRABZON, WHAT WARM, INVITING THEM TO SERVE AS A CONSULTING PARTY. DURING AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION REVIEW, CALDWELL COUNTY WHICH IS REQUIRED THEY

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HAVE 30 DAYS TO RESPOND. US HAVE ANY PARTICULAR ISSUES. WITH ANY OF THE PROPERTIES IN THE MARTIN DEAL AREA THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE BUYOUT PROGRAM. ON MAY 26. J J SUBMITTED OUR FORM 10 23 AND THE PAYMENT TO THE I. R S TO BEGIN THE EVALUATION OF THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE FOUNDATION GRANT. A QUEST SEEKING TROUBLE. ONE C THREE STATUS. THAT'LL TAKE A FEW WEEKS FOR A FINAL DETERMINATION, BUT WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY OF, BECOMING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. THE LOOMING ECONOMIC DON'T CORPORATION IS MEETING TOMORROW TO EVALUATE WORD UP TO $62,100 IN ADDITIONAL SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS AS PART OF ITS SECOND WAVE OF GRANT CONSIDERATIONS.

THEY GAVE OUT ARE AWARDED $87,900 IN MAY. ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES THAT WOULD BE UNDER CONSIDERATION OF MORE BUILDING FOR GRANDPA FOR $3000. SO THOSE ARE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMISSIONERS JUDGES DON'T WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING. THANK YOU, DANNY COMMISSIONERS AIRFIELD AND INDULGE ME A LITTLE BIT. I'M GOING TO GET A LITTLE OUT OF ORDER HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT NEED TO GO. AND. WE HAVE ONE VERY LONG, BOTTOM TO DEAL WITH BANK SO. I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND SKIP TIO ITEM 29. CASES CONCERNING APPROVAL OF

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FINAL PLATFORM GRIZZLY ACRES OF STATE SUBDIVISION TO INCLUDE FIVE LOTS ON APPROXIMATELY 6.9 ACRES, LOCATED ON STATE HIGHWAY 80 AND STARE TOWN LIEUT. COUNTY ROAD. 1 18 OKAY. GOOD MORNING.

I JUST WANTED TEO. BUT YOU KNOW, IN ALL OF THE ATTACHMENTS, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN ADDRESSED.

OFTHESE HAVE BEEN COLLECTED. TRACY HAS PUT THE RECOMMEND RECOMMENDATION APPROVAL LETTER IN THERE, AND I'M JUST LOOKING FOR AN APPROVAL ON THEIR FINAL PLANT. OKAY COMMISSIONER'S TIO HAVE ANY DISCUSSION IS NOT OVER FOR MOST INTO PRETTY FINAL FLAT MAKERS. MY PROMOTION. WE APPROVE OF WAY HAVE EMOTION TO PROVE GRIZZLY ACRES SUBDIVISION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND. OF EMOTION AND SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE, CARRIES. THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONERS I'MA PUT THE BARON VAN OFF TO THE END. CONSIDER JENNA UP BACK TO GO

[Citizens' Comments]

AHEAD AND GO TO CITIZENS COMMENTS AT THIS TIME. AARON RAMONA MARTINEZ. BEFORE WE GET STARTED ON CITIZENS COMMENTS MOST IS A FEW LITTLE HOUSEKEEPING RULES. WE REQUIRE THAT. THEY'RE NO DEROGATORY OR DERISIVE COMMENTS MADE. WE WANT TO KEEP IT CIVIL. YOU WANT TO SEW PEOPLE HOW IT'S DONE HERE IN COLORADO COUNTY ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS. YOU WILL HAVE FOUR MINUTES TO SPEAK DURING CITIZENS. COMMENTS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO ENGAGE WITH YOU. BUT WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO YOU. SO PLEASE COME ON. YOUR NIGHT AS YOU'RE IN YOUR CAR. AARON RAMONA MARTINEZ. NOT HERE. HE'S NOT HERE. JESSICA REDLAND.

WE'RE HEARING LATER TODAY ABOUT REMOVAL OF THE CONFEDERATE STATUE ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT THAT MEANS JESSICA RUTLAND. I AM A RESIDENT OF LOCKARD AND A BUSINESS OWNER ON THE SQUARE. WE'RE NOT THE FIRST TOWN TO ASK OURSELVES WHETHER OR NOT CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS HAVE A PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND WHEREVER TAKING DOWN THESE MONUMENTS HAS BEEN PROPOSED. INEVITABLY OBJECTIONS FOLLOWED THAT REMOVAL IS THE EQUIVALENT OF A RACING HISTORY. THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR, AS TOLD BY WHITE PEOPLE BETRAYS A CLOUDY MEMORY FULL OF UNRELIABLE NARRATORS AND SUSPICIOUS EMISSIONS. THE STORY OF OUR OWN COURTHOUSE MONUMENT IS NO EXCEPTION. OSTENSIBLY ERECTED TO MEMORIALIZE FALLEN SOLDIERS. THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT IS MORE COMPLICATED AND MORE SHAMEFUL THAN THAT. IT WAS ERECTED IN 1923 ALMOST 60 YEARS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR WAS OVER. THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, AN ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD WAGE AN EFFECTIVE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN TO ERASE SLAVERY IS THE TRUE CAUSE OF THE MOST TUMULTUOUS AND VIOLENT PERIOD IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY. UNDER THE AUSPICES OF MEMORIALIZATION. THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY SOUGHT TO ASSERT WHITE SUPREMACY BY PUBLISHING MULTIPLE BOOKS ALLOTTING THE ROLE OF THE DECAY BY DEDICATING MONUMENTS TO FAITHFUL SLAVES AND BY ATTEMPTING TO ERASE THE TRUE WARS. EVAN. ECON INSTITUTION BUILT ON THE TRADE OF HUMAN FLESH. THEY WOULD LOBBY FOR STATUES FOR GENERALLY. AND COUNTIES IN SCHOOLS, NONE OF WHICH MENTIONED HIS FRACTURING OF SLAVE FAMILIES BY SELLING MOTHERS AND FATHERS, HUSBANDS AND WIVES TO SEPARATE PLANTATIONS, OR THAT HE ORDERED THE BACKS OF HIS BEATEN SLAVES TO BE WASHED IN BRINE. OR THAT THE MEN UNDER HIS COMMAND MASSACRED BLACK UNION SOLDIERS ATTEMPTING TO SURRENDER AT THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER IN 18 64. PERHAPS NOT ALL HISTORICAL RACIAL MERITS OUTRAGE. THE TRUTH IS THAT OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE

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MONUMENTS OR NOT OBJECTIONS TO ERASING HISTORY BUT TO ACKNOWLEDGING THE TRUTH OF THAT HISTORY. THESE MONUMENTS ON WHICH THE MYTH OF THE CONFEDERATE HERO IS MEMORIALIZED IN STONE, OUR LEVEE BETWEEN OUR COUNTRY AND OUR COUNTRY'S GREATEST SHAME.

THERE IS NO GLORY OF THE STORY OF THE MEN WHO WORE THE GRAY AS IS INSCRIBED ON OUR MONUMENTS, HOWEVER TRAGIC. THEIR DEATHS, HOWEVER BRAVELY THEY FOUGHT. THE CAUSE TO WHICH THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES WAS NOT STATE'S RIGHTS OR LACK OF INDUSTRIALIZATION OR WESTERN EXPANSION. AS LISTED BY EVERY SINGLE STATE AND THEIR DECLARATION OF SECESSION. THEIR CAUSE WAS THE RIGHT FOR WHITES TO COMMODIFIED BLACK BODIES TO BUY AND SELL AND OWN AND DISCARD HUMAN BEINGS. AS NATURAL RESOURCE IS, THEY FELT ENTITLED TO MINE AND USED AS THEY WANTED. IN HIS BOOK BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, TINY SEED COATS RATES IF WE BELIEVE IN AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, THEN WE MUST SUBJECT OUR COUNTRY TO AN EXCEPTIONAL MORAL STANDARD. THIS DOES NOT COME WITHOUT SELF REFLECTION AND EXAMINATION. IT DOES NOT COME WITHOUT A WILLINGNESS TO RECONCILE OURSELVES WITH THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH IS, THIS MONUMENT EXISTS NOT AS A SYMBOL OF HISTORY BUT IS A TOOL OF A RACER. VICTORY OVER THAT TRUTH IS THAT WE CAN CHOOSE TO HOLD OURSELVES TO A HIGHER STANDARD TO REJECT THE LIE AND DECIDE THAT EVEN THINGS SET IN STONE KHUN B. UNDONE THAT IS NOT TO SAY THAT OUR PAST CAN OR SHOULD BE REVERSED. THAT TODAY. WE AS A SINGLE COMMUNITY CAN REMOVE OUR ENDORSEMENT FOR WHAT THAT MONUMENT STANDS FOR. THESE CONSIDER REMOVING THE MONUMENT AND PLACING IT SOMEWHERE COULD DO NO MORE DAMAGE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. FOLKS IF WE CAN REFRAIN FROM APPLAUSE. I DON'T WANT THAT THAT WE'VE HAD THESE BEFORE, WHERE THOSE APPLAUSE FROM BOTH SIDES HAVE TURNED INTO ISSUES. I APPRECIATE YOUR APPRECIATE YOUR CANDOR. BUT. YOU WANT TO PLOT AFTERWARDS FOR EVERYONE? THAT WOULD BE GREAT, BUT I WANT TO TRY TO KEEP THIS FROM TURNING INTO YOUR SIDE VERSUS OUR SON. THANK YOU. REVEREND BRIAN IN LOZANO. MORNING, JUDGE COMMISSIONERS. I'D LIKE TO STATE THAT WELL, I'M REMAINING VESTED BECAUSE I WAS HERE TO DO THE INVOCATION. I'M NOT SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY CHURCH. WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING IN THE REMOVAL OF THESE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS IS PART OF A MOVEMENT THAT IS NOTHING LESS THAN CULTURAL NIHILISM. NIHILISM BEING THE VIEWPOINT THAT TRADITIONAL VALUES AND BELIEFS ARE UNFOUNDED AND THEIR EXISTENCE IS USELESS AND IMMORAL. THEY'RE AFTER THEIR DESTRUCTION IS DESIRABLE. OTHER THAN BLACK LIVES MATTER. THE ONLY GROUP ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN DESTROYING MONUMENTS IS ISIS. THERE HAVE BEEN OTHERS IN HISTORY. THE JACKET BINS IN FRANCE WHO DESTROYED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STAINED GLASS IN THE WORLD. THE NAZIS WHO DESTROYED JEWISH CEMETERIES AND MONUMENTS. A RED GUARD WHO DESTROYED 30 CENTURIES A PRICELESS ART BECAUSE IT DID NOT FIT IN WITH CHAIRMAN MAO'S LITTLE RED BOOK. IN PURGING THIS HISTORY, CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ARE JUST THE START. MONUMENTS AND GRAVES OF NON CONFEDERATES HAVE RECENTLY COME UNDER ATTACK AND BEEN DEFACED ONE PROMINENT MEMBER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS INDUSTRY HAS LAUNCHED A PERSONAL CRUSADE AGAINST THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D. C. WHICH CARRIED TO ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION. WE HAD BETTE BETTER GET READY TO RIP DOWN A LOT OF MONUMENTS AND CHANGE THE NAME OF A LOT OF PLACES. NEW YORK, FOR EXAMPLE. WAS NAMED FOR JAMES STEWART, THE DUKE OF YORK. HE ALSO DIRECTED THE ROYAL AFRICAN COMPANY, WHICH TRANSPORTED MORE THAN 100,000 SLAVES FROM AFRICA TO THE NEW WORLD. HE WAS A SLAVE TRADER IF YOU'LL FORGIVE THE PUN IN A MONUMENTAL WAY. THERE ARE THOSE RIGHT NOW WHO ARE SHAKING THEIR HEADS AND SAYING IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. WILL WHAT'S TO STOP IT WITH THESE GROUPS. ONE DEMAND IS FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER. IF WE SUCCUMB TO THEIR DEMANDS. TO RIP DOWN THE MONUMENTS. THEY WOULD BE FOLLOWED FOR DEMANDS FOR LARGER AND GREATER MOTIONS LATER, THERE IS NO END TO THESE INSATIABLE DEMANDS. HIS COLLABORATORS THES FELLOW TRAVELERS. YOU ARE PREPARED TO OUTLAW THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG AND THE MONUMENT SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DEMANDS TO SCRAP THE AMERICAN FLAG AS WELL. LOUIS FARRAKHAN WAS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WHEN HE DID NOT DEMANDED THAT THE UNITED STATES FLAG BE CHANGED. IT WAS CREATED EVERY ONE OF THOSE 13 STRIPES REPRESENTED A SLAVE HOLDING COLONY. IN THE COUNTRY WAS FORMED. EVERY ONE OF THE 13 STRIPES REPRESENTATIVE SLAVE STATE, THE SOUTHERN BETTER FLAG NEVER FLEW OVER A SHAPES SLAVE SHIP, BUT OLD GLORY DID. MUCH OF THE ATTITUDE OF THESE SO CALLED ACTIVISTS IS BASED ON A FLAWED BUTTE OF HISTORY. WE LOOK UPON HISTORY FROM THE PRESENT TO THE PAST, AND THUS THEY JUDGE PEOPLE HAVE PASSED BASED ON THE CULTURAL MORES OF TODAY. THEY DO NOT LIVE THEIR LIVES THAT WAY. NONE OF US DO. WE ALL LIVE OUR LIVES FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE FUTURE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE PAST LIVED THEIR LIVES FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THEIR FUTURE. WE SHOULD JUDGE HIM, ACCORDING. MARTIN LUTHER KING, FOR EXAMPLE, OPPOSE GAY MARRIAGE. ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE FUTURE GOING TO CALL HIM A HOMOPHOBE OR AN ANTI GAY BIGOT

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AND TEAR DOWN HIS MONUMENTS? I SINCERELY HOPE THEY DO NOT, BUT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR ROBERT E. LEE I DISAGREE WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT GENERALLY DID, SUCH AS LOSING THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. BUT I AGREE WITH FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT WHO CALLED HIM THE MOST PRICE LIKE AMERICAN WHO EVER LIVED AND WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL, WHO CALLED HIM THE MOST NOBLE MAN WHO EVER SPOKE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LIKE LINCOLN, HE ADVOCATED THE GRADUAL EMANCIPATION OF THE SLAVES. RATHER THAN DESTROYS LEE STATUE. WE SHOULD BE TEACHING HIS VALUES IN OUR SCHOOLS. WHAT IF WE HAVE A NATION OF ROBERT E. LEE'S? DO YOU THINK WE WOULD GIVE HAVE HAD THE NUMBERS OF MURDERS COMMITTED YESTERDAY IN CHICAGO. I DON'T THINK SO. WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW? FIRST WE SHOULD PRAY. DURING THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN SELF DETERMINATION GENERALLY PRAYED FOR THE NORTHERN PEOPLE. EVERY LAST. MR ZAHN, YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS. THANK YOU. WE SHOULD PRAY FOR THE SELF ORDAINED POLITICALLY CORRECT IN THE HOPE THAT GOD MIGHT CURE THEIR ARROGANCE. THAT THEY MIGHT DEVELOP SOME SELF DISCERNMENT, JUDGEMENT, DISCRETION AND INTELLIGENCE, PERHAPS EVEN SOME CLASS. PRAYER SHOULD ALWAYS BE OUR OPTION OF THE FIRST RESORT. AND SECOND, WE MUST STOP APOLOGIZING FOR OUR HISTORY. CULTURAL NIHILISM MUST BE CHECKED FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ITSELF MAY DISAPPEAR FROM OUR CONTACT CONTINENT. THANK YOU. INKY LIKE TO LEAVE SOME DOCUMENTS BEFORE DEPLOYMENT IS YOUR CAMP. GINA LOZANO. GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS GINA LOZANO. UH YOU JUST HEARD MY HUSBAND SPOKE. I MAY NOT BE AS ELOQUENT AS HE IS, BUT HOPEFULLY I CAN BRING SOME DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. TO THE ISSUE THAT WE'RE CONSIDERING TODAY. I. I'M NOT A DAUGHTER OF THE CONFEDERACY. I ACTUALLY WAS BORN IN COLORADO. OF GERMAN RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS AS WELL AS UH, IRISH AND SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS. NONE OF MY FOREFATHERS WERE IN THIS COUNTRY PRIOR TO 18 90. SO I LITERALLY HAVE NO STAKE. IN THIS PARTICULAR ARGUMENT, OTHER THAN BEING A TEACHER AND BEING A MOTHER. IN OUR FAMILY. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE A MULTI RACIAL BY ETHNIC, UH, EXTENDED FAMILY TO INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS FROM. VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE AND VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS AND PERSPECTIVES. AS SUCH, IT'S BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO US TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN. IN THE BELIEF THAT NOT ONLY IS RACISM IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT INCORRECT BUT THAT WE SHOULD CERTAINLY OBSERVE HISTORY AND FIND WAYS TO NOT REPEAT THE ATROCITIES THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED IN HISTORY. I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK TO YOU AS AS A TEACHER, PRINCIPALLY BECAUSE UPON DOING SOME RESEARCH. ON THE SOLDIERS OF THE CONFEDERATE WAR. I FOUND THAT THE AVERAGE AGE. OF SOLDIERS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR WAS AGED 25. WHICH CERTAINLY SUPPORTS THE NOTION THAT WEALTHY LANDOWNERS WERE COMING IN AND TRYING TO PERVERT PRESERVE SLAVERY. TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR, THE AVERAGE AGE WITH 17 YEARS OF AGE. THAT STRUCK ME PARTICULARLY HARD BECAUSE I'M A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER. AH YOUNG MAN. 17 YEARS OF AGE IS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM KNOW A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL? PLAY. AT 17 YEARS OF AGE. I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO FULLY GRASP THE GRAVITY OF THEIR ACTIONS. YET THEY WERE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEIR COMMUNITIES WERE STARVING. PERHAPS WE'VE FAULT THEIR FOREFATHERS. THEY WERE UNDER THE THUMB OF WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE AN OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT. THEIR RIGHTS WERE BEING STIFLED. AND THEY FELT THEY WERE DOING WHAT THEY NEEDED TO BE DOING.

ADDITIONALLY THE PEER PRESSURE OF THE TIME INDICATED THAT IN ORDER TO BE A MEMBER OF THEIR SOCIETY. IT WAS WHAT WAS EXPECTED. AND SO TO VILLAINIZE. EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WHO WORE A GREY UNIFORM, I BELIEVE IS DISINGENUOUS. PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT TODAY WE ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN TO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS RIGHT. AND WHILE. HISTORY IS OFTEN VIEWED THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES THAT WE HAVE THE LUXURY OF WEARING TODAY. AT THE TIME, AS MY HUSBAND SAID, THE PEOPLE LIVING AT THAT TIME WERE LIVING FROM THEIR PRESENT TO THEIR FUTURE, AND THEY HAD NO WAY OF NECESSARILY KNOWING THAT THEIR WAY OF LIFE WAS COMING TO A RAPID END. AND IN THE FUTURE, THEY WOULD BE VILLAINIZED ALONG WITH THE LIKES OF ADOLPH HITLER. THE SECOND REASON THAT I'M COMING BEFORE YOU TODAY IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT MONUMENTS LIKE THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT STANDING ON THE COURTHOUSE, WHERE PROVIDE US A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT OUR CHILDREN UNDERSTAND THAT THE CIVIL WAR AT ITS ROOT WAS FOR AN EVIL CAUSE. SLAVERY IS NOT RIGHT. I DON'T BELIEVE

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THERE'S A SINGLE PERSON. AT LEAST. I HOPE THERE'S NOT A SINGLE PERSON IN THIS ROOM TODAY. AND FOR THE MOST PART IN OUR TOWN WHO WOULD WANT TO RETURN TO THE EVILS OF SLAVERY? ONCE I DO, HOWEVER, BELIEVE THAT TEACHING ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR TEACHING ABOUT. THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SACRIFICED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE IS INTEGRAL TO DEVELOPING OUR CHILDREN'S KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY, AS WELL AS THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF FIGHTING FOR THINGS THAT YOU BELIEVE ARE RIGHT, EVEN IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY. AND EVEN IN THE FACE OF PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND DOING THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU. CHRIS POINT. LOOK, I DIDN'T I WAS RE MISSING ONE THING. COULD YOU PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU'RE FROM? OR GET THAT FOR THE RECORD? I APOLOGIZE. CHRIS I'VE BEEN RESIDENT HERE FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS. OWNER OPERATOR OF LUPIN LEVELS AND LITTLE THINGS. UH, GOOD MORNING, JUDGE. I'D LIKE TO BEGIN WITH A PORTION FROM A LETTER THAT THEY'VE ALSO PAUL, RUDE PEOPLE. WHILE IN PRISON THERE FOR BEING A PUBLIC NUISANCE AT A TIME. THEREFORE, IF YOU HAVE ANY ENCOURAGEMENT FROM BEING UNITED WITH CHRIST, IF ANY COMFORT FROM HIS LOVE IF ANY COMMON SHARING IN THE SPIRIT OF ANY TENDERNESS AND COMPASSION. MAKE MY JOY COMPLETE THAT BEING LIKE MINDED HAVING THE SAME LOVE BEING ONE IN SPIRIT OF ONE MIND. DO NOTHING OUT OF SELFISH AMBITION OR VAIN CONCEIT. RATHER IN HUMILITY VALUE OTHERS ABOVE YOURSELVES, NOT LOOKING TO YOUR OWN INTERESTS, BUT EACH OF YOU TO THE INTERESTS. OF THE OTHER.

EVEN IF WE COULD DISTANCE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM ITS BLOODY HISTORY, VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION, SLAVEN THERE ARE MANY IN THIS COUNTRY. IN THIS COUNTY IN THIS TOWN. YOU CANNOT. THESE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES HAD GROWN UP THEIR ENTIRE LIVES HERE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY AND THOSE WHO VIOLENTLY OPPOSED THEM. WAY TO OPPOSE THEM STILL, WITH THE MONUMENT THAT SERVES AS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD THAT BOTH HONORS THOSE BRAVE MEN WHO DIED IN SERVICE TO A CAUSE. GET SPARES NO SUCH HONOR FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO WERE ENSLAVED AND SUFFERED UNDER ITS PLEDGE. YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER. SO FOR THOSE OF US SO DESPERATE TO GIVE VOICE TO OUR OWN SOUTHERN HERITAGE IN WHITE HISTORY, I WOULD ASK. IS THAT HERITAGE SO WEAK AS TO BE ERASED BY SOMETHING SO SIMPLE IS REMOVING A MONUMENT. ARE WE SO SHALLOW AS TO ASSUME OUR PRIDE WILL BE LOST IF WE'RE NOT REMINDED IN STONE BECAUSE IN THAT STONE WERE ALSO REMINDING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. WE KNOW IT'S COMPLICATED. YOU JUST DON'T CARE. WE'RE REMINDING THEM THAT IS EASIER TO BUILD NEW MONUMENTS TO PREFACE WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW TO BE TRUE. WE'RE REMINDING THEM THAT TIMES WERE DIFFERENT BACK THEN, IF THEY DON'T ALREADY KNOW. AS IF WE DON'T ALREADY SHARE THE SAME PAGES IN OUR TURBULENT HISTORY AT THEIR EXPENSE. A HISTORY THAT IS WRITTEN IN BLOOD AND INK AND CANNOT BE A RACE THAT IS NOT CALLED INTO QUESTION FOR THERE IS NO DOUBT. CAN WE NOT JUST HUMBLE OURSELVES AT THEIR FEET? CAN WE NOT JUST BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES AND SAY THAT THIS MONUMENT OFFERS OUR BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS? NOTHING. TO CELEBRATE. AND WHEN CALLED UPON AS WE ARE NOW WHAT WE STRIVE TOWARDS A COMMON CELEBRATION THAT UNITES US OR BE STEADFAST. STILL IN THE EASY COMPLICATIONS THAT DIVIDE US. AND MAKE NO MISTAKE. WE ARE DIVIDED. OTHERWISE, I WOULDN'T BE HERE, CITING THE SAME QUOTE, STATISTICS, HISTORY AND LETTERS TO THE PHILIPPIANS THAT HAVE BEEN THE VOICE OF REASON AND RECONSTRUCTION SINCE THE LAWS OF JIM CREW. AS LONG AS THIS MONUMENT REMAINS ON OUR LAWN, WE WILL REMAIN DIVIDED. THAT CANNOT STAND. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. STERLING RILES. MORNING, WILLIAM STERLING ROUNDS AND FROM LOCKHART, TEXAS, AND THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH MY WHOLE LIFE. UM IS 2020. AND I'M BOTHERED BY THE FACT THAT.

WE'RE HAVING THIS DEBATE. ABOUT SYMBOLS THAT FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME HAVE BEEN SYMBOLS OF HATE.

OPPOSITION. ANGER, VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION. I SAT AND LISTENED TO MY GRAND PARENTS FOR MANY YEARS. FIGHT. COMPLAIN ABOUT PEOPLE WITH THOSE CONFEDERATE FLAGS. PEOPLE WITH THOSE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS HOW THEY STOOD IN A WAY, SPIT IN THE FACE, OPPOSE HIM AT EVERY TURN.

AND TODAY I SIT AND I LISTEN TO SOMEBODY SAY THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I SHOULD BE

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PROUD, TOO. REMEMBER? HISTORY THAT SHOULD REMAIN AND CLASSICALLY SPIT IN THE FACE OF SO MANY MY ORDERS TODAY. TODAY. I STAND HERE ONE MAN. BUT I CALLED THE SENTIMENTS OF 22 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE FED UP IN SICK AND TIRED OF SPENDING THEIR LIVES HAVING A LOOK AT CRAP LIKE THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY HEARING PEOPLE JUST A FOX. UP FAMILY MEMBERS BEING RAPED.

MOLESTED. FATHER'S SEAT, WATCHING THEIR DAUGHTER'S BEAT AND RAPED IN FRONT OF THEM.

WATCHING THEIR WIVES. THE FILING. BYE. MONSTERS THAT SUM. HOLD ON REHAB GRIGORE AND FEEL LIKE SHOULD BE MEMORIAL LIVES. HOW IS THAT FAIR? STEPHEN ELI AND SOME OF THE LEADERS OF THE CONFEDERACY. THEY THEMSELVES SAID THAT THEY DIDN'T WANT THESE MONUMENTS UP. WHY BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO SEE YOU SEE THE NATION HEAL. HOW CAN WE HEAL? PEOPLE WANT TOE REVERT ALL THE WAY BACK TO SLAVERY. WE DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK TO SLAVERY TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE STUFF THAT'S GOING ON. WE CAN GO RIGHT BACK HERE TO THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES IN MY LIFETIME, I COULD GO RECALL TIMES RIGHT HERE IN SMITHFIELD, TEXAS, WHEN I'M OUT HERE WITH MY FAMILY, WERE PICKING CARDS AND THESE CONFEDERATE FOOLS ROLL ABOUT WITH THESE FLAGS AND THEIR WINDOWS AND THEY START ON BEER CANS OUT. COLONISE INWARDS AND ALL THAT, BUT I'M SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPY. AND I'M SUPPOSED TO STAND HERE PROUD AND CELEBRATE A MONUMENT THAT SPITS IN MY FACE. THAT HE IS TAKING PICTURES FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL. SCHOOL PICTURES IN FRONT OF THESE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF. THAT'S NOT A GAME TO ME. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THE WEEKEND. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT JUST EASILY DIGESTED 2020. THIS NATION IS ON FIRE TODAY BECAUSE OF SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FED UP OF HEARING THE EXCUSES. WHEN YOU WALK INTO A COURTHOUSE, WE'RE STILL FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE IN THE COURT HOUSE IS ON A HARSHER SENTENCES LONGER SENTENCES FOR THE SAME CRIMES AS OTHER PEOPLE. AND THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT BED, YOU SEE A CONFEDERATE FLAG ON THE ONE SIDE AN AMERICAN FLAG ON THE OTHER. THE FLAGS AT DUALITY. YES, THE HISTORY IS COMPLICATED. BUT IT'S LIKE ASKING THE JEW. TO SIT AND GO INTO EVERY COURTHOUSE IN THEIR COUNTRY AND SEE A SWASTIKA. AND EXPECT JUSTICE. TO COME INTO THEIR COURTHOUSES AND WALK ON THE LAWN AND SEE SWASTIKAS, ADOLF HITLER MEMORIALS AND SOMEBODY TELL YOU IT'S OKAY. IT'S PART OF HISTORY JUST ACCEPTED. I WON'T ACCEPT THAT. I'M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT IT. NOR WILL MANY PEOPLE DID ECHOED THE SAME SENTIMENT. IS MEAT THERE HAPPEN EXCEPT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. WHAT WAS WAS MONUMENTAL IN THE FACT THAT THEY THEMSELVES AGREE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT JUST NEEDS TO COME OUT. I SPENT 13 YEARS OF MY LIFE. IN WAR ZONES. RIGHT UP UNTIL NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR. 13 YEARS. MY GRANDFATHER FOUGHT IN THE WARS. I HEAR PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. ALL MY GRANDFATHER FAR MORE TO TEO. YEAH, WE GOT PARENTS FIGHTING IN THOSE WARS, TOO. ONLY TO COME HOME TO BE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. SHOULD BE DENIED THE FREEDOM THAT THEY HELP FIGHT, SO THERE'S NO GRAND PARENTS COULD BE FREE. WHEREJUSR ENEMY IS TREATED BETTER. THEN YOU WANT AND YOU GAVE THE SAME SACRIFICES EVERYBODY ELSE HE TALKED ABOUT OF GRAVES. WHAT ABOUT OUR GRAVES OFF OUR FATHER'S FOREFATHERS WHOSE FAMILIES DIDN'T EVEN GET THE BARIUM OR THE BURIAL GROUNDS WENT UNMARKED. NO MONUMENTS MADE FOR THEM. WHAT IF WE WANT TO MAKE THIS? HOW MANY TIMES IS LOCKHART HIGH SCHOOL BEEN OPENED? TOO. THIS? MA? TO TEA? THEE? KIDS? ABOUT THIS? MONEY? NEVER I'VE BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY THIS TOWN MY WHOLE LIFE I'VE NEVER ONCE BEEN BROUGHT OVER TO THE SCHOOL TO TEACH AND LEARN. LIKE ALL THESE PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT. THAT'S AN EXCUSE TO SPIT IN MY FACE IN 2020 BECAUSE THAT'S ALL IT IS, IS ALL IT WILL EVER BE, IS A SPIT IN THE FACE TO EVERY MINORITY WHO WALKS BY AND HAVE TO ENDEAR SEEING IT. PUT IT IN A MUSEUM.

WITH THE REST OF THE STUFF. YOU WANT PEOPLE TO LEARN FROM IT, REMOVING IT FROM THE PUBLIC SIGHT AND PUTTING IT IN A MUSEUM IS NOT GONNA RACE THE HISTORY LIKE THIS GENTLEMAN SAID. THAT'S THAT'S LUDICROUS OF A STATEMENT. PUT IT IN A MUSEUM, WHERE THINGS WILL REMEMBER WELL OR OR REMEMBER, BUT REMOVING IT OFF OF THE COURTHOUSE LAWN. WHERE EVERYBODY HAS TO COME IN HERE AND SEE IT. IS NOT ERASING IT FROM HISTORY. THAT'S JUST COMMON SENSE. THAT'S MUCH. THANK YOU. ME AND PEYTON. NO ONE IS MORE MONEY MISSING AND PAYMENT FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS. I CAME DOWN HERE COUPLE MY SKILLS DO SOME WORK IN THE COMMUNITY.

HELP PEOPLE OUT WHO SEES IT, AND, UH LEARNED ABOUT THIS MONUMENT. BANDIT. I BELIEVE

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THAT IS. BASICALLY I JUST NEED TO BE MANAGED AMENITY. I MEAN, GET THE VALUE HUMAN LIFE SOME WAY. SO NOW. WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS ON THIS MORNING. NO BY SAYING FROM GET HISTORY. JUST BE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS TOWARDS EACH OTHER. I DON'T. NO PEOPLE REALLY KNOW WHAT SYSTEMIC RACISM. THAT MIND MEANT TO BE IN FRONT OF THIS BUILDING. AND I'M COMING HERE.

SEEK JUSTICE. FAIR JUSTICE. TO SEE THAT MONEY. LET'S WE KNOW THAT I DON'T GET IT. LET'S ANY YOUNG PERSON OR PERSONS MY NORMAL. IT'S NOT A LOT. LITERALLY. 4 TO 1 ANOTHER.

NOBODY'S ASKING YOU TO RUINS. LITERALLY. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT INTO IT. I WOULD EXPECT A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS. I'VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER. JUST IN THE SHORT TIME I'VE BEEN HERE. DECENT HUMAN BEINGS. I'VE SEEN A LOT OF ANGER AND HATE TO THIS WORLD. AND I WOULD EXPECT. A CITY THAT IS THIS CLOSE KNIT TOGETHER. SHOW WHAT THEY REALLY ARE. BE INDUCING HUMAN BEINGS OF HUMANITY. I'M A LOT OF STUFF I COULD SAY. THAT IS JUST IT'S A MOTION HAS ALREADY BEEN SAVED. I'VE ENJOYED MY TIME HERE. I MET SOME GREAT PEOPLE ON WAY. THIS IS A SIMPLE ISSUE. IS ONE SIDE THERE'S ANOTHER. THAT'S IT. THERE'S NOTHING BETWEEN THERE'S NO. HOP INTO PROBLEM THINGS. THIS IS A SIMPLE HUMANITARIAN ISSUE. AND I WOULD EXPECT THIS COMMUNITY TO BE TO BE ON BOARD. MESSAGE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. TONY RODDY. TONY ROTTING. NOT HERE. SONYA GONZALEZ VILLALOBOS. LIBERAL JUDGE HATED COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. WESTMORELAND SHELDON, CARRIO AND ROLAND. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK THIS MORNING, A PRODUCT I AM FROM COD. WILL COUNTY HAD BEEN HERE MY ENTIRE LIFE. MY FAMILY. WHENEVER THEY WERE BORN AND RAISED STARTED OUT IN TEAMS WORKING THERE AT A RANCH. AND GONZALEZ. WE'RE LIFELONG RESIDENTS. CALDWELL COUNTY. AND I'M A PRODUCT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEXAS STANDARDS AND LESSONS SO FLOOD AND BEING SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS AS A POLITICIZED DISTORTION OF HISTORY. THE STANDARDS OFFERED WERE AN UNCRITICAL CELEBRATION OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND ITS BENEFITS. COMPLETELY OVERLOOKING NATIVE AMERICANS, DOWNPLAYING SLAVERY, BARELY MENTIONING THE BLACK CODES OR JIM CROW AND DISMISS THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE. NOW WE'RE HERE TODAY. WE'RE HERE TO BE HONEST ABOUT HER PAST AND TALK ABOUT OUR FUTURE. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO CONFRONT. WHERE WE'VE BEEN IN ORDER TO SHAPE WHERE WE'RE GOING AS A COMMUNITY, I REFUSED TO BE FEARFUL OF CAUSING DISCOMFORT TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT READY FOR DISCUSSIONS. THAT WILL EMPOWER FUTURE GENERATIONS AND NOT HAVING A STIGMA THAT WAS CONSTANTLY BE RELIVED. A PUBLIC MONUMENT IS NOT A PIECE OF HISTORY. IT EXISTS TO HONOR SOMEONE OR SOMETHING.

FURTHERMORE, WHATEVER WE HONOR, WE ENDORSE. JUST ANY MONUMENTS TO THE CONFEDERACY IS AN ENDORSEMENT OF THOSE THINGS FOR WHICH IT STOOD. A CONFEDERATE. STATES OF AMERICA STOOD FOR TWO BASIC PRINCIPLES AS IT LAID OUT IN ITS OWN CONSTITUTION IN 18 61 1ST IT STOOD FOR DISUNION OF THE UNITED STATES. SECOND, IT STOOD FOR AN OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENT. OF SLAVERY BASED ON RACE. THIS IS A MATTER OF HISTORICAL FACT SIMPLY STATED IN THE CONFEDERACY WAS TREASONOUS AND A RACIST INSTITUTION AND THE PEOPLE WHO DEFENDED. DEFEND THOSE MONTY MONUMENTS SHOULD THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT WHICH FLAG THEY WANT TO SUPPORT. DO YOU SUPPORT THE STARS AND BARS? OR THE STARS AND STRIPES. YOU CAN. YOU COULDN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS THEN

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AND YOU STILL CAN'T. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS TOWARDS A REALIZATION THAT THESE STATUES ARE MARKERS ALONG THE WAY OF HOW WE ADDRESS. BOTH THE PAST AND THE FUTURE. WE MUST WORK TOGETHER AS CITIZENS TO CONTINUE ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS AND PRODUCING ANSWERED. THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR THOSE IN POWER POSITIONS OF PRIVILEGE TO ACCEPT. A MONUMENT THAT IS ON OUR COURTHOUSE LAWN. WITH THIS BLESSED SHAPE, PRISTINE WHITE, DONNING A LAUREL WREATH, WHICH IS A SYMBOL OF VICTORY AND HONOR AND SERVED AS A CLEAR STATEMENT AND A REMINDER OF POLITICAL POWER. AS AN EXPRESSION OF A RULER'S ABILITY TO REARRANGE PATH. IT SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THOSE THAT ALTHOUGH THE EVENTS THAT TRANSPIRED MANY YEARS AGO STILL HOLDS VALUE. AND IT'S REVERED AND CALDWELL COUNTY. I COULD ONLY HOPE THAT WE NO LONGER SUPPORT OF FALSE VERSION OF HISTORY, ONE THAT PRETENDS THE CIVIL WAR WAS ABOUT STATE RIGHTS AND NOT THE EVILS OF SLAVERY. WE SHOULD NO LONGER HONOR A SYSTEM THAT WAS BASED ON THE BUYING AND SELLING OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE IN 2020. AS ELECTED OFFICIALS YOU MUST CHALLENGE AND BRING TO LIGHT. THOSE WHO INFLICT. PHYSICAL, MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL HARM, BECAUSE THEY'RE ACTIVELY OR PASSIVELY SUPPORTING SYSTEMS OF RACISM, A DESIRE FOR SYSTEMATIC CHANGE SHOULD COMPEL YOU TO WORK TOGETHER TO DISRUPT IT. AND THE SUBTLE UNDERTONES OF RACISM THAT HAS TO GET VIOLENCE IN OUR NATION. IT BEGINS IN OUR HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AND OURSELVES TO LISTEN AND SEE. TWO MORE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MANY EVENTS THAT HAVE LED US TO THIS POINT. AND AS AN AMERICAN SOCIETY AT LARGE IN ORDER TO OPERATE ON A HIGHER ETHICAL CODE, WE MUST MODEL THAT CODE OURSELVES. I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. I DO, SAY THE PLEDGE EVERY DAY. MY BROTHER DID DIE IN THE VIETNAM WAR. HE HAS HIS MEMORIAL. IT'S A MOVING, IT'S AT THE LOW INCOME. MORNING. WHICH WE'RE VERY PROUD OF FIELD DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT'S AT.

WE'RE GONNA HONOR IT. WE'RE GLAD THAT HE'S THERE. I'VE HEARD PEOPLE ALSO TALKING ABOUT VIETNAM AND WE SHOULD DO OTHER WITH OTHER MEMORIAL. HE'S THERAPIES, INCLUDING LOOK IT UP. IT'S EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY YOU'RE TELLING. ONE MORE THING. THIS IS NOT A GOD ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BE ON THE 12 MOST RACIST MONUMENT ONLINE. ROCHELLE DAY. ROCHELLE DAY. OIL BUELLER. OIL VIEWER. CHAIRMAN OF THE HISTORICAL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION. I DISTRIBUTED OR GOT DISTRIBUTED. AH! REPORT MY. ATTEMPT IS NOT TO EXPRESS AN OPINION BUT EXPRESSED WHAT I UNDERSTAND. AFTER CHECKING WITH HISTORICAL COMMISSION, WHAT LAWS AND RULES ARE DESIGNATING. FOR DESIGNATED MONUMENTS. AND I'LL JUST READ THE STATEMENT INTO THE RECORD.

THE CURRENT COURT CALL A COUNTY COURTHOUSE, RIGHT AND SURROUNDING GROUNDS WERE FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 18 93. THIS IS THE THIRD COURTHOUSE TO BE ESTABLISHED ON THIS. SIGHT.

HISTORIC STRUCTURE AND GROUNDS EVOLVED, EVOLVED OVER THE ENSUING 127 YEARS WITH THE PROPER RESPECT. FOR THE TWISTING PATH OF HISTORY. BY GENERAL DEFINITION, A SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE SITE OBJECT OR EVENT OVER 50 YEARS OLD. IT'S CONSIDERED QUOTE HISTORIC. CALL THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND SURROUNDING GROUNDS HAVE BEEN THE CENTERPIECE OF HISTORIC GROWTH OF LOCKHART IN POLK COUNTY. THE COLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE WAS DESIGNATED HIS TEXAS HISTORICAL LANDMARK. IN 1963. IN 1978 COURTHOUSE GROUNDS AND SURROUNDING SETTING. OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOCKHART WAS DESIGNATED A NATIONAL. REST OF HISTORIC DISTRICT. THE HISTORIC DISTRICT CONTAINED 66 CONTRIBUTING HISTORIC STRUCTURES AND ADJACENT SETTINGS. IN 1981. THE COURTHOUSE AND GROUNDS WERE DESIGNATED A STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDMARK. THE NAME OF THIS DESIGNATION HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AND IT'S BECOME THE STATE OR ANTIQUITIES LANDMARK. BUT IT IS

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IT HAS ALWAYS CARRIED WITH IT. THE PROTECTION OF WHAT EXISTS ABOVE GROUND AS WELL AS BELOW THE GROUND. ALL THESE DESIGNATIONS RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO PROTECT THE SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC IMPORTANCE OF THE COURTHOUSE COURTHOUSE GROUNDS AND SURROUNDING URBAN SETTING.

THE COURTHOUSE AND GROUNDS ARE PROTECTED BY STATE LAW. BY ANY ALTERATION OR ADDITION TO THESE PROTECTED ANTIQUITIES AND SITES REQUIRES A LONG PROCESS OF NOTICE. APPLICATION REVIEW.

IMPERMANENCE REVIEW PROCESS ALONE IS A MANDATORY SIX MONTHS. REGARDLESS OF ANY INSCRIPTIONS ARE INTENT MONUMENT THAT'S IN QUESTION TODAY IS ALSO PROTECTED BY THE TEXAS STATE LAW. ALTHOUGH CONTROVERSIAL. IT IS SIGNIFICANT, AS EVIDENCED BY CURRENT DISCUSSIONS. IT IS IT WAS ERECTED ON THE COURTHOUSE GROUNDS OVER 50 YEARS AGO IN 1923 TIMES HAVE CHANGED, BUT HISTORY WILL NEVER CHANGE. THE FACTS OF THIS REPORT. HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY COMMUNICATIONS WITH KEY STAFF MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION. THAT THAT'S A WRITTEN REPORT. HOPEFULLY WITHOUT OPINION. ATTACHED ALSO IS A GUIDE THAT THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION PROVIDES FOR STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS. THERE'S A PARAGRAPH THAT'S BEEN HIGHLIGHTED IN THERE THAT GIVES YOU A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION RECORDINGS. SO. WITH THEIR ID LIKE TOE. MAKE SURE THAT CLARIFYING. ONE THING I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD THAT THESE GROUNDS, ESTABLISH WELL BEFORE THE CURRENT COURTHOUSE WAS BUILT, BUT THEY'VE EVOLVED. ABOUT A MONTH AGO. THE. HE'S ALMOST OUT OF TIME MINISTERS WERE APPROACHED. ANYWAY, IF YOU'VE GOT A CALL. JORDAN BUCKLEY. MORNING. MY NAME IS JORDAN BUCKLEY, PART OF THE SAND MARKET CINEMA CLUB, WHICH THE FILM SOCIETY THROUGHOUT THE REGION, WE HOLD AN ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL, AND WE'VE SHOWN FILMS A FEW TIMES DOWNTOWN. I ALSO OWN A SMALL PLOT OF LAND HERE IN LOCKHART, SO I DO PAY TAXES AND CALDWELL COUNTY. I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE GIANT INLAND TO WHITE SUPREMACY THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THIS BUILDING. IT'S A GIANT EMBLEM. THE WHITE SUPREMACY REALLY FOR TWO REASONS, ONE BECAUSE ANYONE WHO'S A STUDENT OF HISTORY KNOWS CLEARLY THAT THE CONFEDERACY FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO ENSLAVE BLACK BODIES. PRETTY OBVIOUS SECONDARILY, THIS GENTLEMAN FROM HISTORICAL COMMISSION MENTIONED THAT IT WAS ERECTED IN NOVEMBER 1923. WHY WHY? NOVEMBER 1923. WELL, I'VE STUDIED A LOT OF SAND MARKET'S HISTORY ON BILLY THIS PART OF CENTRAL TEXAS. THE KU KLUX KLAN WAS MASSIVELY INFLUENTIAL IN 1923 TO 1924. A TIME THAT THEY'RE ERECTING THIS MONUMENT HERE IN LOCKHART IS WHEN THEY'RE PREPARING FOR THE STATEWIDE GATHERING OF THE KU KLUX KLAN IN SAN MARCUS, IN WHICH 20,000 CLANSMEN CAME TOGETHER IN SAN MARCUS AND MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS IT WAS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE LARGEST GATHERING OF THE CLAN, AND THE REASON THAT THEY CHOSE THIS PART OF TEXAS IS BECAUSE OF THE PROMINENCE OF KLUX KLAN ORGANIZING IN 1920 TO 1923 1920 FOR IN THIS PART OF THE STATE.

YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF HISTORICAL COMMISSION, I WANT TIME WITH Y'ALL'S MUSEUM THERE IN THE OLD JAIL, AND I NOTICED THAT THERE WERE ALMOST NO PEOPLE OF COLOR WHATSOEVER REPRESENTED IN IT. AND I ASKED THE PERSON THERE'S LIKE, WHY'RE THERE ISA NOBODY OF COLOR JUST LIKE IT. I THINK WE MAY HAVE SOMETHING ABOUT SLAVERY, A ZIFF THE ONLY CONTRIBUTION OF BLACK RESIDENTS WAS HAVING BEEN ENSLAVED S. I DON'T PUT A LOT OF CREDIT INTO THIS HISTORICAL COMMISSION HERE, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT. IN SAN MARKETS. WE ALSO HAD A NASTY EMBLEM, THE WHITE SUPREMACY THAT JEFFERSON DAVIS MONUMENT THAT WAS ON THE MAJOR THOROUGHFARE INTO OUR TOWN. SO FOUR YEARS AGO, WE BEGAN TO ORGANIZE AND WE BEGAN TO SPEAK OUT. ANDRE WE WERE SUCCESSFUL. WE ACTUALLY WHAT WE DID IS WE PUT A GIANT BLACK PLASTIC BAG OVER IT AND PUT A SIGN IN THE GROUND THAT SAID, TEMPORARILY CLOSED PENDING FURTHER RACE ANALYSIS. WHICH IS PROBABLY WHAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE HERE ON DAZ. RESULT THAT PHOTO KIND OF WENT WILD. THE UNIVERSITY REALIZED THAT WAS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE, AND ON A FRIDAY THEY QUIETLY REMOVE THAT CONFEDERATE MONUMENT AFTER 85 YEARS OF SITTING THERE BECAUSE THEY VALUED RACIAL EQUITY, AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO HAVE AN EMBLEM TO WHITE SUPREMACY ON THE CAMPUS THAT EVERYONE HAD TO LOOK AT, AS THEY WALKED BY. AND THE STATEMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY WAS WE REALIZED THIS IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE THIS IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A MODERN UNIVERSITY. SO AGAIN, YOUR TRIBUTE TO WHITE SUPREMACY HERE IS DOUBLY SO ONE BECAUSE IT'S A TRIBUTE TO THE CONFEDERACY AND WHAT THEY STOOD FOR, BUT ALSO WAS ERECTED IN A TIME WHEN THE KU KLUX KIND WAS SUPER INFLUENTIAL AND WAS PUT IN NOVEMBER 1923 WHICH IS A REFLECTION OF THAT WHITE

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SUPREMACISTS. A MOMENT THEN SO YOU KNOW, I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO RID YOURSELVES OF THIS RACIST RELIC THAT TRULY MARS AND OTHERWISE BREATHTAKING ENTRY INTO A REALLY LOVELY TOWN. JUST TO SEE THIS GIANT EMBLEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY. EVERY TIME YOU COME TO LOCKHART IS TRULY DEVASTATING, AND IT SHOULD BE DONE AWAY WITH THANK YOU.

REBECCA ALAN. MORNING COMMISSIONERS. MY NAME IS REBECCA ALAN. I LIVE IN LOCKHART, TEXAS AND HEAD FOR OVER 20 YEARS. I'VE BEEN A RETIRED LOCKHART TEACHER. AND I SAY IT'S TIME TO REMOVE THAT MONUMENT. IT'S ATROCIOUS AND RECKLESS REPRESENTS A HATRED.

AND SO MUCH PAIN TO SO MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS. IT'S 2020. THE TIME IS NOW. NOW IS THE TIME TO MOVE IT. I'VE SEEN ON FACEBOOK PEOPLE CALLING FOR UNITY HERE IN LOCKHART PAGES.

WELL, YES, WE WANT UNITY. BUT FIRST WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THE PAIN THAT WE CAUSED OTHERS. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT THIS REPRESENTS. WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES AND BE OPEN TO WHAT'S GOING ON. LET'S MOVE FORWARD. LET'S TAKE THIS MONUMENT DOWN. NOTES, PLEASE. I APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULDN'T APPLAUSE AFTER EACH ONE. THANK YOU. LINDA HINKLE. AND THE HINKLE LIVING ON I'M SOUTH MAIN. I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT ADAM, 16 AND 17. UH, YOU WANT ME TO WAIT TILL THEN? AND GO AHEAD? WOULD YOU MIND WAITING TILL SURE. THANK YOU ABOUT THE VOTING.

STUFF. WE'RE GONNA HOPEFULLY DIDN'T YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU. DR BARBARA SANCHEZ. DR BARBARA SANCHEZ. DEREK DAVID BRYANT.

GOOD MORNING. JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS. THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME, TOO. YOU WANNA SHARE WITH YOU? I STAND BEFORE YOU AS A CITIZEN OF CHOLERA COUNTY. FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS. I STAND BEFORE YOU AS A DAD AS A FATHER ON REPRESENTING MY FAMILY AND MY FAMILY VIEWS ON WELL, MANY PEOPLE MIGHT AGREE WITH IT, BUT I'M NOT REPRESENTING REPRESENTING ANY OTHER ENTITY.

I GREW UP NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE. I GREW UP GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL JUST DOWN THE ROAD AND I HEARD A SONG EVERY TIME WE SCORED OF AH, FOOTBALL TOUCHDOWN. EVERY EVERY TIME I WAS IN CHOIR, AND IT WENT SOMETHING LIKE. I WISH I WAS IN THE LAND OF COTTON OLD THINGS ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! DIXIE LAND INDEXING THERE WHERE I WAS BORN IN EARLY ON ONE SUNDAY MORNING. LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! LOOK AWAY! DIXIE LAND OR WISH I WASN'T THE SEA HERRERA RED AND 16 THAT I TAKE MY STAND TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE AND AS A HIGH SCHOOLER, THAT WAS OK, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WAS IN GREEN TO ME. BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT FROM A PLACE OF HATE. I DON'T KNOW THE HISTORY THAT I JUST ACCEPTED. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. AND FOR SO LONG, WE'VE ACCEPTED HISTORY THAT WAS. GOING AT US AND NOT REALLY TAKING A LOOK AT THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF ALL PEOPLE. I WANT TO SHARE A COUPLE OF THINGS ABOUT UNITED UNITED DOLLARS CONFEDERACY, WHICH HAS. DONATED OR ERECT MONUMENTS WERE TALKING ABOUT TODAY AND I'M SPEAKING ON ITEM 10. THEY. THEY DID SO AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. I WON'T SAY THIS. AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. WE ENDED SLAVERY, SO TO SPEAK, BUT WE DIDN'T END THE SLAVERY, THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY WHICH STILL PRESENTS TODAY. AND PART OF THAT YOU HEARD ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE $9 A CONFEDERACY. I WANT TO SHOW A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT I FOUND IN MY RESEARCH. FOR EXAMPLE, IN 1926 A MONUMENT WAS COMPOSED IN GEORGIA. I BELIEVE AND IT WAS DEDICATED TO THE COOK, THE CLUE KLUX KLAN. LOT OF DOLLARS OF UNITED DAUGHTERS, THE CONFEDERACY AND THE INSCRIPTION SAYS IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAKE DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD FOLLOWING THE WAR BETWEEN STATES. ALSO ONE OF THE

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RIDERS THAT WANTED TO HAVE THAT MONUMENT PUT UP IN HER INSCRIPTION IN HER LETTER TO THE PERSON BUILDING THAT SHE SAID THIS SHE SAID. LET'S SEE, SHE SAID. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT HISTORY IS REMEMBER THAT THE CAKE REPRESENTED BECAUSE CAKE SAVED THEM FROM NEGRO DOMINATION IN CARPET BAG. THAT WAS IN 1926 THIS TWO YEARS AFTER THIS MONEY WAS PUT IN.

WELL LET'S GO BACK IN HISTORY. LOOKING FURTHER IN 19 FORTIN, SOMEONE BY THE NAME OF LORD ROSE. I BELIEVE. SHE WAS A HISTORIAN FOR UNITED DOLLARS OF CONFEDERACY. SHE WROTE A BOOK CALLED THE CLUE, KLUX KLAN OR INVISIBLE EMPIRE. AND IN HER DEDICATION SHE DEDICATED TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE. PRIVATE CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE. BUT IN HER DEDICATION, SHE SAID, THIS I HOPE THE BOOK THESE BOOKS PAGES WILL INSPIRE. WITH RESPECT FOR THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO WERE THE RIAL CLU CLUCK PLAN. WHOSE DEEDS OF COURAGE AND VALOR HAVE NEVER BEEN SURPASSED EQUAL. IN HISTORY. I DON'T THINK THAT'S A PLACE WHERE WE STILL WANT. I DON'T THINK WE STILL AGREE THAT MY TIME IS ALMOST UP. I SEE. SO I HAVE TO SPEAK FOR BUT I DO WANT TO SAY THIS, THAT HOW THAT KIND OF TALK BACK SO YOU CAN CATCH RICKY CALDWELL COUNTY BOW IN 1905 CARLOS MUNOZ WAS LYNCHED AND CALDWELL COUNTY IN 1902 FATHER AND SON, NATHAN BYRD ON CALVIN BYRD WAS LYNCHED. IN 1902 HERE IN KABUL COUNTY, JOHNSON MORTON POLICY RAIL SAM BROWN, THIS IS HISTORY THAT THAT WE NEED TO MOVE ON PAST. AND SO I WOULD SAY THAT IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON. PEOPLE THAT SAY ONE STILL FOR ITS HIS HISTORICAL. MY TIME IS UP, SO I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL. ITS HISTORICAL I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP SOMETHING GOING ON.

THERE'S A LOT OF SOLUTIONS THAT WE CAN PROVIDE. TO THAT WE CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION. BUT WHAT I'M SAYING FROM MY STANDPOINT IS, IT'S TIME FOR US TO HEAL, AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS TOHAVE, BUT I REALLY SHOULD BE REMOVED. I AGREE THAT PEOPLE SHOULDN'T DRIVE INTO OUR CITY THAT WANT TO SETTLE HERE THAT WANT TO LIVE HERE AND BE REMINDED OF THIS SYMBOL EVERY SINGLE DAY. I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU WANT TO GROW HELL IS CONFERENCE HABITS CONVERSATION OUTSIDE OF THIS DIALOGUE IS GOOD. I WANNA BE RESPECTFUL TIME AND I AGREE, AND TO SAY THAT IT'S TIME THAT WE REMOVE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MARA GARZON. GOOD MORNING STAR GUARD DOWN, NOT NOT YOUR MASTER MARK. OH, APOLOGIZE. IS IT BETTER THIS MAN? SO MY NAME'S GARZA. I WAS NOT. I'M NOT REALLY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROCESS.

FORGIVE ME. I DIDN'T WRITE ANYTHING OUT. I SIMPLY WANT TO SAY THAT I AGREE WITH MY FRIENDS OVER HERE THAT THE. CONFEDERATE FLAG IS AKIN TO THE NAZI SWASTIKA AND HAVING IT OUT THERE AND MEMORIALIZING IT IS A SYMBOL OF HEAT. AND IF YOU WANT TO SAY THAT IT'S ABOUT HISTORY.

DANIEL BELONGS IN A MUSEUM. AND I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW THESE THINGS WORK. BUT MAY I YIELD MY TIME TO GENTLEMAN BECAUSE HE HAD A LOT OF FACTS THAT I FEEL LIKE ARE IMPORTANT HERE. IS THAT POSSIBLE? IT'S NOT. I JUST LOOKED AT OUR COUNSELOR. HE SAYS. IT'S NOT OKAY. I'M SORRY.

RHONDA REAGAN.

I'M RHONDA REAGAN, UH, CITIZEN OF LOCKHART, TEXAS. BORN HERE BUT DIDN'T GROW UP HERE. I'M 1/7 GENERATION CALLED COUNTY AND MY ANCESTORS ARRIVED IN 18 31 A MUSCLE OF GERMAN DESCENT. I JUST REALLY DON'T KNOW IT TRIED TO SHUT DOWN EVERY NEWS RELEASE IN CHURCH. MY ANCESTORS FROM SPEAKING GERMAN BACK IN THE 19 TWENTIES. SO. I KNOW A LOT OF THE FINEST CITIZENS OF LA CARTE OR MEMBERS OF THAT ORGANIZATION THEN AS WELL AS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. HISTORY WILL SHOW THAT. BUT I DID WANT TO JUST MAKE ONE STATEMENT QUOTING ONE OF THE HISTORIANS IN TOWN I SPOKE TO ABOUT THIS MONUMENT. AND HE SAID. AND I ADDED THIS IN THE FRONT OF IT MUCH LIKE THE HOLOCAUST. MUSEUMS. THIS IS HIS QUOTE RATHER THAN ERASE IT FROM HISTORY OR HIDE IT. LET A STRESS THOSE THINGS THAT ARE OFFENSIVE IN HISTORY. SO YOU NEVER FORGET IT. BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. THANK YOU. KYRA WOODWARD,

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WOOLRIDGE. I LOVE YOU. WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME UP AND SPEAK THEIR OK? THANK YOU. JEFF VAN HORN.

MORNING JUDGE FROM JAIL FAN OR LIVE NATIVE WILL KILL ANY LIVING MAC MAHON PRECINCT TOO. I WON'T COME FROM JUST A. VERY BRIEFLY FOR CRIMINAL SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, I HAVE ATTENDED WESTERN SWING FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF TEXAS. ON AT THESE FESTIVALS, THE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME BUNCH OF PEOPLE, IF ALL THE FESTIVALS YOU BECOME FRIENDLY WITH HIM. AND. HERE IN LOCKHART. LAST TWO YEARS, WE'VE HAD OUR OWN WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER OF THREE DAY EVENT. AND SOME OF THESE SAME PEOPLE OUT NO FROM STATE HAVE POTATO. THIS FESTIVAL. AND UH, YOU KNOW, WE SAW EACH OTHER DURING THE FESTIVAL AND. NOT ONE TIME. DID I HEAR ANY COMMENTS FROM ANYBODY VISIT IN THIS TOWN ABOUT THIS MONUMENT OUT HERE AND HOW OFFENSIVE IT WASS. INSTEAD? ALL I HEARD WAS COMMENTS ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF DOWNTOWN LA COURT. THE BEAUTY OF THE COURT ELSE IN ITS GROUNDS. AND THAT'S ALL. NOW I'LL HAVE TO CONCEDE. I DIDN'T ASKING THESE PEOPLE HAVE YOU NOTICED THIS MONUMENT? BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IT STANDS FOR. DOES IT OFFEND YOU? NO. I DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE HERE TO ENJOY THEM. THEY DID ENJOY THEMSELVES AND THEY CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK. INSPIRED. ON SATURDAY NIGHT. WE HAVE OUTDOOR DANCE RIGHT OVER HERE IN THE CORNER OF MAIN AND MARK IT. RYAN, THE SHADOW THIS MONUMENT. I DIDN'T PREVENT ANYONE FROM ENJOY THEIR TIME HERE IN COURT. LET ME JUST ADD THAT THIS MONUMENT THAT'S SUCH. DEVICES. MR DAY IS NOT A TRIBUTE TO SLAVERY OR RACISM. IT'S A TRIBUTE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. FIGHTING A CONFLICT THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH TODAY. AND EVEN THEN. IT'S NOT A TRIBUTE TO SLAVERY OR THE RACISM, MR TRIBUTE. TO THOSE PEOPLE. WHO LAW THEIR LIVES IN THE CONFLICT. I'LL BE THE FIRST TO CONDEMN. THE VERY THOUGHT OF SLAVERY ARE CONDEMN RACISM. BUT I DO NOT CONDEMN AND SISTERS. TO LIVE THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO A CERTAIN STANDARDS. THAT EXISTED AT THE TIME. A LITTLE RATHER THAN BY TODAY'S STANDARDS. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR. VINCENT CORPUS. VINCENT CORPUS. SANDRA BILLONS B. I APOLOGIZE FOR BRINGING MY PHONE UP HERE. MY NOTES ARE ON MY PHONE. OH, MY GOSH. ON THAT SHORT, UM. MY NAME IS SANDRA BILLINGSLEY. I LIVE IN LOCKHART. I OWN LONE STAR GUN RANGE JUST OUTSIDE OF TOWN STORY. I'M NOT SPEAKING TO THE MIKE. UM. I WOULD LIVE IN CALL OAK COUNTY. I WAS BORN IN COLORADO. MY PARENTS WERE FROM CALIFORNIA. UM, I AM NEW HERE, BUT. 10 YEARS I BEEN HERE. I'M NOT REALLY GOOD ABOUT SPEAKING IN FRONT OF THE COURT. IT'S AN EMOTIONAL THING FOR ME. SO IF YOU HEAR MY VOICE SHAKING, I APOLOGIZE. I SPENT MY TWENTIES AS A DOG HANDLER. OUT OF FORENSICS, CANINE. WERE AWARDED A GRANT TO SPEND SIX YEARS LOOKING FOR BLACK GRAVES ON A MASS SCALE AND BLACK CEMETERIES ACROSS TEXAS. WE WERE AWARDED A GRANT BY THE BLACK CEMETERY COMMISSION IN HISTORICAL SOCIETIES. I CAN TELL YOU AFTER WORKING COUNTLESS CEMETERIES IN TEXAS, THE IMPACT SUDDENLY HIT ME THE GRAVITY OF JUST HOW FRIVOLOUS THE BLACK POPULATION WAS BURIED. IT LEFT A POWERFUL HOLE IN MY HEART FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A HEADSTONE OR THEIR FAMILY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THEY WERE BURIED. I SAW I EVEN SAW BETTER BURIAL MARKERS

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FOR ANIMALS IN THE VERY SAME CEMETERIES. I WAS LOOKING. AS A BUSINESS OWNER. I HAVE NOT BEEN WELCOMED IN THIS COUNTY. BECAUSE OF MY INDUSTRY, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT AND I ACCEPT THAT. I PERSONALLY DON'T FIT IN AT ALL. BUT I'M STILL PRIVILEGED TO MAKE A LIVING LIVING HERE. I DO BELIEVE THAT IF I HAD BEEN BLACK, THAT WOULD NOT BE THE CASE. THIS COURTROOM AND I CLARIFY THAT IT WOULD NOT BE THE CASE THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A LIVING HERE.

THIS CORNER COURTROOM WHERE I'M STANDING IS THE VERY SAME LOCATION OF A PERSONAL STRUGGLE AFTER MY HUSBAND DIED IN PROBATE. I STOOD AT THIS VERY SPOT. IT WAS VERY EMOTIONAL THEN AS IT IS NOW. THE JUDGE SAT FOR MR HAYDEN. JUDGE HAYDEN IS SITTING NOW. IF I WAS BLACK, I CAN'T IMAGINE WALKING IN THIS DOOR IN EXPECTING. A FAIR OUTCOME AFTER PASSING THAT MONUMENT TO GO TO A COURT CASE. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY COMMENTS, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR MY VOICE SHAKING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NO MORE COMMENTS. NO MORE COMMENTS. COMMISSIONERS.

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IN THAT CASE, I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO ITEM 10. DISCUSSION ACTION REGARDING CONFEDERATE SOLDIER'S MONUMENT. UH, WE HAVE A SPEAKER HERE, MISTER. JAMES KIMMEL. MY FATHER'S NAME. OKAY? YES, SIR. I'LL BE FINE. YES, YOU DON'T AS A SPEAKER ON THE AGENDA ITEM YOU DON'T HAVE LIMITED TIME. THANK YOU. MIGHT START OFF BY SAYING MY NAME IS CODY KIMBLE.

I'M FROM TEXAS. I'VE NEVER LIVED ANYWHERE OTHER THAN TEXAS. IF YOU TRACE MY FAMILY BACK, WE GO BACK AT LEAST 67 GENERATIONS ON AFTER THAT, WE GO BACK OFF THE COAST OF MEXICO. BUT WHY LEAVE THE ISLAND? I'M A RESIDENT OF LOCKHART, TEXAS IN A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER HERE, AND I'M, A MEMBER OF THE LOCKHART DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK JUDGE HAYDEN AND ALL THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS FOR ALLOWING ME THE TIME TO SPEAK.

I RAISED MY CONCERNS OVER THE PHONE WITH COMMISSIONER ROLE IN LAST WEEK, AND WITHIN AN HOUR I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THE JUDGE. MY CONCERNS WERE ADDRESSED QUICKLY, AND I WAS TREATED WITH RESPECT. IT'S JUST ONE OF THE MANY REASONS THAT I'M PROUD TO BE A RESIDENT OF LOCKHART AND CALDWELL COUNTY. I DON'T THINK IT'S A SECRET THAT ANYONE IN OUR COUNTRY IS GOING THROUGH A PAINFUL TIME RIGHT NOW, NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE FOLKS ARE EMOTIONAL AND PEOPLE ARE HURTING. IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, I FELT CALLED TO SPEAK UP AND TRY TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN MY COMMUNITY, AND I'M SEEKING A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO AN ISSUE THAT HAS GOOD PEOPLE ON VALLEY CONCERNS ON BOTH SIDES. AFTER SPEAKING TO JUDGE HATE HIM.

LAST WEEK, I DECIDED TO DRAFT A PUBLIC FORM IN WHICH MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY COULD SUBMIT RESPONSES AND COMMENTS REGARDING WHAT THEY THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT THAT STANDS OUTSIDE OUR COURTHOUSE. AFTER CAREFULLY EVALUATING CONCERNS FROM BOTH SIDES, THOSE WHO WANT IT REMOVED AND THOSE WHO WANTED TO STAY. I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS TO RELOCATE THE MONUMENT TO THE CEMETERY AT CITY PARK. THIS IS A SUGGESTION I RECEIVE FROM BOTH SIDES, INCLUDING SOMEONE WHO SPOKE AGAINST THE MONUMENT TODAY. I ALSO BELIEVE IT IS A MORE APPROPRIATE PLACE IN A SOLUTION THAT PROTECTS THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MONUMENT WHILE ADDRESSING SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT ITS HIDDEN MEANING AND THE CURRENT PLACEMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO READ SOME STATEMENTS TO THIS COURT IN FAVOR OF MOVING THE MONUMENT. BUT FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSED PEOPLE THAT RESPONDED BY FORM AND PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TODAY. HER RESPONSES WERE UNANIMOUS. THEY BELIEVE THE MONUMENT HAS HISTORICAL SING IF AGAINST SOME SAY THEY DON'T WANT TO DESTROYED BUT THEY'RE OKAY WITH MOVING IT. SOME DON'T WANT TO TOUCH IT AT ALL. I WAS TOLD MANY TIMES, YOU CANNOT ERASE HISTORY BY MOVING THE MONUMENT. MY REPLY WOULD BE YES, YOU'RE CORRECT. I DON'T THINK MOVING.

THE MONUMENT RAISES ITS HISTORY. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHY I DON'T SEE A PROBLEM AND MOVING IT. THAT BEING SAID I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR HERE. I'M NOT ABSOLUTELY NOT ADVOCATING IN FRONT OF THIS COURT THAT THE MONUMENT BE DESTROYED, AND THAT'S WHY I THINK RELOCATING.

IT IS A GREAT SOLUTION. I DO THINK THE HISTORY OF THE SATURN IS IMPORTANT. AND I THINK WE SHOULD GO THROUGH SOME OF ITS HISTORY TOGETHER TODAY SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND ITS TRUE MEANING. ALREADY KNOW PEOPLE HAVE MENTIONED IT WAS ERECTED 1923 BY THE DAUGHTERS OF THE

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CONFEDERACY IS A POEM, A DEDICATION AND A CONFEDERATE FLAG ON EITHER SIDE. I'VE HEARD MANY SUGGESTED THE STATUE CAN BE USED AS A TEACHING TOOL TO REMIND US ABOUT WHERE WE CAME FROM. AT ITS MEANING AND PURPOSE IS MUDDLED BY THE FACT THAT THERE'S NO HISTORICAL INFORMATION OR CONTACTS ON THE STATUE. SO I DID MY OWN RESEARCH ON THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY SO WE COULD UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY STOOD AT THE TIME THE STATUE WAS ERECTED. BU T. C WAS ESTABLISHED 18 94 AND CREATED MONUMENTS ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY DURING THE POST RECONSTRUCTION ERA. THEY WERE VERY INFLUENTIAL, AND THEY WERE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE. IN FACT, THEY EVEN HAD TO SAY, AND SOME OF THE DESIGNS OF THE MONUMENT AND THEY OFTEN ASIDE PUSHED CONCERNS FROM THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS AND OTHER IMPORTANT GROUPS AT THE TIME. IN HER BOOK, DIXIE'S DAUGHTERS, DR KAREN ALCOCK SAYS HISTORIANS HAVE NEGLECTED ONE VERY SIGNIFICANT EXPLANATION FOR INCREASE IN MONUMENT BUILDING BETWEEN THE 18 NINETIES AND A WORLD WAR. THE RISE OF THE UTC. AS THE NAME SUGGESTS. THE GROUP WAS FOUNDED BY THE WIVES AND DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR. PART OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS ARRANGING FOR PROPER BURIALS OF THE SOLDIERS.

PART. NOW, NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE CONFEDERACY'S MOTIVATIONS, WE CANNOT CRITICIZE THE FAMILIES OF THESE FALLEN SOLDIERS FOR WANTING TO BURY THEIR DEAD. AFTER ALL, THE SILVER WAR WAS A TOTAL WAR, MEANING THAT EVERY ABLE BODIED MAN HAD TO SERVE. SOME CHOSE TO SERVE AND SOME WERE FORCED TO SERVE. PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS FALL ON THE SIDE OF THE CONFEDERACY, AND SOME OF THEM DID NOT EVEN AGREE WITH THE CONFEDERACY'S MOTIVATIONS FOR SECESSION, BUT IT'S VERY EASY TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE SOUTH SECEDED BECAUSE THEY SAID SO MANY TIMES. VICE PRESIDENT ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS DECLARED DISAGREEMENTS OVER THE ENSLAVEMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WHERE THE IMMEDIATE CAUSES OF SECESSION, HE SAYS THE NEW CONSTITUTION HAS PUT. BUT AT REST FOREVER ALL THE AGITATING QUESTIONS RELATING TO OUR PECULIAR INSTITUTION. AFRICAN SLAVERY AS IT EXISTS AMONG US THE PROPER STATUS OF THE NEGRO IN OUR FORM OF CIVILISATION. THIS WAS THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF THE LATE RUPTURE AND PRESENT REVOLUTION. JEFFERSON AND HIS FORECAST HAD ANTICIPATED THIS AS THE ROCK WHICH THE UNION WOULD SPLIT. HE WAS RIGHT. IN TERMS OF EQUALITY OF THE RACES. STEVENS CALLS THAT AN ERROR, HE SAYS, OUR NEW GOVERNMENT IS FOUNDED UPON THE EXACT OPPOSITE IDEAS. ITS FOUNDATIONS WERE LAID. ITS CORNERSTONE RESTS ON THE GREAT TRUTH THAT THE NEGRO IS NOT EQUAL TO THE WHITE MAN THAT SLAVERY SUBORDINATION TO THE SUPERIOR RACE IS HIS NATURAL AND NORMAL CONDITION. THIS. OUR NEW GOVERNMENT IS THE FIRST IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD BASED UPON THIS GREAT PHYSICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND MORAL TRUTH. THAT'S WHY THE CONFEDERACY WAS FOUNDED. AND HE SAYS OUR GOVERNMENT IS THE FIRST IN HISTORY BASED UPON THIS TRUTH.

THIS GOES DIRECTLY AGAINST THE DECORATION OF INDEPENDENCE, WHICH SAYS ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY TEXAS SPECIFICALLY SUCCEEDED. WELL, THEY LAID IT OUT. TEXAS WAS RECEIVED AS A COMMONWEALTH HOLDING, MAINTAINING AND PROTECTING THE INSTITUTION KNOWN AS A NEGRO SLAVERY. THE SERVITUDE OF THE AFRICANS OF THE WHITE RACE WITHIN HER LIMITS RELATION THAT HAS EXISTED FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF HER WILDERNESS BY THE WHITE RACE IN WHICH HER PEOPLE INTENDED SHOULD EXIST FOR ALL FUTURE TIMES. HE SAYS THAT SLAVERY ISN'T MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL TO THE BOND AND THE FREE AND IS ABUNDANTLY AUTHORIZED AND JUSTIFIES BY THE EXPERIENCE OF MANKIND. AND THE REVEALED WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR AS RECOGNIZED BY ALL CHRISTIAN NATIONS. SO THEY'RE USING GOD TO JUSTIFY SLAVERY.

AND THE POSSIBLE, SAID. ALL OF US ARE PART OF ONE BODY OF CHRIST. ALL OF US. WE CAN SEE VERY CLEARLY THAT THE PRESERVATION OF SLAVERY WAS THE MAIN CAUSE. BECAUSE THE CONFEDERACY SAYS SO IN EVERY SPEECH LETTER DECLARATION EDITORIAL IN JUST ABOUT ANY MEDIUM AVAILABLE TODAY. OF COURSE, THERE WERE OTHER GRIEVANCES AND ISSUES, BUT THE WORDING HERE IS CLEAR. SLAVERY WAS THE CORE ISSUE. AND YES, I UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEBODY FROM THE SOUTH COULD THINK OTHERWISE. IF YOU WENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOL IN TEXAS. AS I DID, AND AS MY MOM TAUGHT, AND I ALSO TAUGHT SCHOOL, I DO UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEBODY WOULD THINK THAT. YOU WERE TAUGHT THE CIVIL WAR WAS ABOUT STATE RIGHTS, AND THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING DEBATE. THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION DID NOT CHANGE THE WORDING ON THE OFFICIAL CURRICULUM UNTIL 2018. WHICH MEANS THE LAST YEAR 2019 2020 SCHOOL YEAR THE ONE THAT WE DIDN'T EVEN HARDLY FINISHED WAS THE FIRST TIME ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT IN TEXAS WAS TAUGHT THAT PRESERVING SLAVERY WAS THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR. I KNOW WHAT MY TEXTBOOKS SAID. AND LIKE I SAID, MY FAMILY'S BEEN IN TEXAS FOR A LONG TIME. A LONG TIME. I'VE NEVER LIVED ANYWHERE ELSE, SO I KNOW THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE TAUGHT TO. THIS IS OFFICE SPEECH. BUT I CALLED MY MOM AND SHE TOLD ME SHE'S FROM BEAUMONT. AND SHE TOLD ME THAT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MASCOT AT HER SCHOOL WAS THE REBELS. AND SHE WAS A LITTLE BIT TAKEN ABACK WHEN THEY WANTED TO CHANGE IT. BUT.

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SHE'S COME AROUND, AND SHE REALISES THAT WAS WRONG, AND IT'S NOT REALLY A BIG DEAL.

NOW. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY SOLDIER IN THE CONFEDERACY WAS FIGHTING FOR THAT. SIR. I'M SORRY. SOMEBODY'S OUT IN THE HALL TALKING, AND IT'S DISRUPTING MY BUILDING HERE, YOU KNOW. GO BACK A LITTLE BIT. NOW. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER WAS FIGHTING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SLAVERY, BUT IT CERTAINLY WAS THE VIEW OF THE CONFEDERACY AND ONE THAT COMPLETELY ALIGNS WITH THE BELIEFS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY WHO PUT THE STATUE OUT THERE. IF WE WANT TO SEEK TO UNDERSTAND THE UTI SIES TRUE INTENTIONS BEHIND OUR MONUMENT. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. WE ANALYZED THEIR OWN WORDS REGARDING THE CONFEDERACY AND WHITE SUPREMACY. WE KNOW THE PURPOSES OF THEIR MONUMENTS AND STATUES BECAUSE THEY SAID SO IN 19 0 TO TEXAS, REPRESENTATIVE DELIA DOCUMENT SAID TO A UDC CONVENTION. WHAT LIES BEFORE IT IS NOT ONLY LOYALTY TO MEMORIES BUT LOYALTY TO PRINCIPLES. NOT ON LY THE BUILDING OF MONUMENTS, BUT THE VINDICATION OF THE MAY OF THE CONFEDERACY. SHE SAYS IT RIGHT HERE. IT'S NOT JUST LOYALTY TO MEMORIES JUST HONORING THE DEADEST LOYALTY TO PRINCIPLES. THE MOTTO OF THE SONS OF THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS. IT'S DAY OF INDICATE WHICH MEANS GOD WILL VINDICATE US. THEY WANTED TO PROVE THEIR CAUSE TO BE JUST AND CLEAR THEMSELVES TO BLAME. IN 1998 THE UDC CREATED AN OFFICE OF HIS STORY IN GENERAL AND A 1910 THEY ELECTED MILDRED LEWIS RUTHERFORD FROM GEORGIA TO A FIVE YEAR TERM. SHE DESCRIBED SLAVERY AS ONE OF THE GREATEST MISSIONARY AND EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. SHE SAID ELSEWHERE THAT NEGRO SUFFRAGE WAS A CRIME AGAINST THE WHITE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH. IN 1915 AFTER HER FIVE YEAR TERM. SHE WAS REPLACED BY MISS LAURA MARTIN ROSE JUST AFTER THE RELEASE OF HER 1914 BOOK, THE KU KLUX KLAN, OR THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE. MR BRYANT MENTIONED THAT I'M GOING TO SPARE YOU THE DEDICATION. WHERE HE SAID THEY CALLED THIS CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS RIO KU KLUX, BUT YOU KNOW, LET'S GO THROUGH CHAPTER ONE TOGETHER, SHALL WE? THESE CONDITIONS AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES CALLED INTO EXISTENCE, THE KU KLUX KLAN AND THIS ORGANIZATION PROVED THE SOLUTION OF A PROBLEM THAT CONFRONTED THE SOUTH DURING THE DARK DAYS OF RECONSTRUCTION AND RELIEVE A SITUATION FRAUGHT WITH MORE TEARS IN THE WAR. UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS, THERE WAS ONLY ONE RECOURSE LEFT TO ORGANIZE A POWERFUL SECRET ORDER CAPITAL S CAPITAL O TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT CANNOT BE DONE IN THE OPEN. SELL THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS AS MEMBERS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN AND FULLY EQUAL TO ANY EMERGENCY CAME AGAIN TO THE RESCUE TO DELIVER THE SOUTH FROM A BOND. IT'S WORSE THAN DEATH. GOD, THIS IS A VERY PROMINENT MEMBER OF THE UDC RIGHT BEFORE HER ELECTION HISTORIAN GENERAL RIGHT BEFORE THE CAKE IS RE ESTABLISHED IN 1915 AND JUST A FEW YEARS BEFORE OUR MONUMENT WAS ERECTED RIGHT THERE. UTI SIES VIEWS AT THE TIME COMPLETELY ALIGNED WITH THOSE OF THE CAKE. THEY WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH IN SECRET WHAT COULD NOT BE DONE IN THE OPEN. AND THE UDC CONTINUE TO DEFEND THEIR VIEWS OF SLAVERY UNTIL THE 19 SIXTIES. NOW THEY JUST SAY WELL. IT REALLY MATTER. WASN'T A BIG DEAL WASN'T THE MAIN ISSUE. I'VE HEARD THAT TODAY. WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR MONUMENT IN LIGHT OF THIS INFORMATION, IT SHOULD BE CLEAR THAT THE UTI SIES INTENTIONS WENT WAY BEYOND HONORING FALLEN SOLDIERS. THE UDC WANTED TO TURN SOUTHERN CHILDREN INTO LIVING MONUMENTS BY FEEDING THEM FALSE INFORMATION THAT GLORIFIED ALL OF THE THINGS WRONG WITH THE CONFEDERACY. THEY WANTED TO DESTROY AND DISTORT THE TRUTH WITH PROPAGANDA, WHICH INCLUDES OUR MONUMENT. BEAUTY SEE, DID NOT HAVE TO SPELL OUT ON THE MONUMENT THEIR IDEAS OF WHITE SUPREMACY BECAUSE THEY HAD THE CAKE ENFORCING THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND IT. WE KNOW THAT CAKE WAS RAPPING IN THIS AREA, NOT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY FROM ST MARCUS SAID SO BECAUSE IT'S IN THE POST REGISTER. THE UDC USED THE LIVES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS AS A BIG EXCUSE TO PROMOTE RACIST IDEAS IN PUBLIC. FOR THE FOLKS IN TOWN WORRIED ABOUT ERASING HISTORY. YOU SHOULD BE ALARMED. THIS IS WHAT THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY WANTED TO DO. THE UDC RELENTLESSLY LOBBIED STATE LEGISLATORS, REPUBLIC SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS THAT PRESENTED A PRO CONFEDERATE VERSION OF REGIONAL HISTORY AND SUCCESSFULLY BLACKLISTED BOOKS THEY DEEM TO BE UNJUST TO THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE SOUTH. THEY USE THE MONUMENTS TO CONCEAL OUR HISTORY, PREVENT US FROM KNOWING IT, AND I KNOW THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE HOW DIVIDED WE ARE AS A TOWN RIGHT NOW. AND IT'S REALLY EASY TO PROMOTE POP PROPAGANDA WHEN THE COMMUNITY IS DIVIDED. THEY KNEW THAT. SO WHILE OUR MONUMENT MIGHT NOT BE A SYMBOL OF WHITE SUPREMACY TO SOME, IT IS VERY EASY TO SEE WHAT OTHERS WOULD CONSIDER IT COMPLETELY RACIST. YOU HAVE SUCH A CONTROVERSIAL SYMBOL IN FRONT OF A COURTHOUSE IS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE. HOW COULD ANYBODY WHO'S BEEN A VICTIM OF WHITE SUPREMACY EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL IN HERE WITH THAT STATUE SITTING OUT THERE? WHY WOULD ANY PERSON OF COLOR WANT TO GET MARRIED HERE? NOW I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND

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MOVE ON AND PRESENTED YOU STATEMENTS THAT I RECEIVED IN SUPPORT OF REMOVING THE MONUMENT. THESE ARE PRETTY EMOTIONAL, SO I JUST WANTED GIVE A WARNING TO PEOPLE HERE.

I BELIEVE THE MONUMENT TO REMEMBER AND GLORIFY WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE EXPANSION OF SLAVERY BEING AN AFRICAN AMERICAN RESIDENT IN BUSINESS OWNER WITH SMALL CHILDREN, I FIND IT OFFENSIVE AND DEGRADING. I AM CREOLE, WHICH IS BLACK AND FRENCH, AND I ATTENDED LOCKHART. FROM THE TIME I ENTERED SIXTH GRADE AT THE TIME. I GRADUATED IN 2014.

I HOPE THAT BY REMOVING THE STATUE, LOCKHART WILL START TO BECOME A MORE FRIENDLY PLACE TO PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME IN THE FUTURE. WHEN I STARTED ATTENDING LOCKHART IN 2007 I RECEIVED COMMENTS ABOUT MY MESSY HAIR. MY CLASSMATES WOULD STICK PINS, PENCILS, BALLED UP PIECES OF PAPER AND POST IT NOTE PIECES IN MY HAIR TO SEE IF THEY WOULD STAY PUT. WHEN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS IN OFFICE, I WOULD HEAR MY CLASSMATES REPEAT INSULTS THEY HAD HEARD FROM OTHER PLACES. I'M ASSUMING THEIR PANTS. FROM THE OBAMA'S LOOKING LIKE MONKEYS TO THE RUN DOWN UGLY APPEARANCE OF MICHELLE OBAMA AND HER HAIR. I UNDERSTAND THAT POLITICS ARE ALWAYS UP FOR HEALTHY DEBATE, BUT I HEARD MY CLASSMATES AND PIERS COMMENT ON THE APPEARANCE OF PEOPLE FAR MORE THAN IS APPROPRIATE FOR A TOWN THAT I THOUGHT WAS MY HOME TOO. I FELT THAT BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF MY SKIN THE WAY IN MY HAIR REACTED TO THE HEAT THE WAY MY NAME WAS PRONOUNCED THAT I WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE TOWN THAT I CALLED HOME. I'VE BEEN AROUND HERE FOR 74 YEARS. WHEN THERE WAS STILL BLACK AND WHITE FOUND IN THIS TOWN. THE ONLY THING FOR ME IT REPRESENTS IS SLAVERY, WHICH IS STILL GOING ON TODAY. I'D LIKE TO READ ONE MORE IF THE COURT WILL ALLOW IT. A MONUMENT ONLY ADDS FUEL TO THE FIRE OF RACISM IN DIVISION ALREADY EXISTS IN THE LOCKHART COMMUNITY. IT SADDENS ME TO SEE THAT I WAS BORN ■AND&Y RACIST PEOPLE. I'M TIRED OF HEARING AND SEEING PEOPLE BE OPENLY RACIST ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND OUT IN PUBLIC. THIS MONUMENT CONTINUES TO GIVE THESE PEOPLE SOME KIND OF SENSE OF CONTROL, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND EMPOWERMENT TO CONTINUE BEING PREJUDICE DISCRIMINATORY AND RACIST. AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE FOUGHT HARD BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TO BECOME FREE AND EQUAL CITIZENS. WE WENT FROM SLAVERY TO SEGREGATION AND NOW SYSTEMATICALLY RACIST. IS WE, THE PEOPLE IN QUOTES ARE TIRED OF BEING TREATED AS LESS THAN HUMAN. I'VE SEEN ANIMALS GET TREATED BETTER THAN SOME OF US COLORED FOLKS, THAT SOMEONE WHO LIVES HERE. SEEING THIS CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IS LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR ME AND MY ANCESTORS AND OTHERS THAT FOUGHT SO HARD AND RACISM IN PREVIOUS YEARS. Y'ALL. THIS IS NOT ABOUT ERASING HISTORY IS NOT ABOUT FORGETTING WHAT HAPPENED. THIS IS ABOUT DOING RIGHT BY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO THINK THE STATUE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE. TO MANY IN OUR TOWN. THIS STATUE IS INTIMIDATING. I HAD A PRIZE FROM PEOPLE TO MY FORM WHO DO NOT WANT TO PRESENT THEIR COMMENTS PUBLICLY BECAUSE THEY FEARED RETALIATION FROM PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN TOWN. VIOLENT RETALIATION. AND IF YOU THINK THAT'S AN EXAGGERATION, TALK TO THE KID WHO BRANDISHED A GUN AT THE LIQUOR STORE JUST A FEW DAYS AGO. AND THREATENED TO SHOP AT A PEACEFUL PROTEST ON THE 13. I DON'T WANT ANYONE WHO LIVES HERE TO FEEL UNSAFE IN THEIR OWN TOWN. WHEN TOURISTS COME HERE AND SEE OUR DOWNTOWN AT OUR BARBECUE, PATRONIZE OUR BUSINESSES. I DON'T WANT THEM TO THINK THAT LOCKHART TOLERATE IT'S HATE. YET I SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I SEE WHAT THEY SAY ONLINE AND I HAVE PLENTY OF CUSTOMERS WHO COME INTO MY STORE AND MAKE NEGATIVE REMARKS ABOUT THE MONUMENT. IN TERMS OF OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. THE MONUMENT ONLY SERVES TO HURT US AND WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BY MOVING IT TO THE CEMETERY. THOSE WHO WANT TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY CAN HONOR THEM. AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL ON THE SQUARE. IF WE ACT ON THIS, WE'RE GONNA LOOK LIKE A COUNTY THAT CARES ABOUT ITS CITIZEN'S. AND IF THE WORD GETS OUT, WE'RE GONNA DROP EVEN MORE BUSINESS HERE. AND IF WE LEAVE IT IN PLACE, WE WILL MISS OUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A GOOD COMPROMISE COMPROMISE. I DON'T KNOW. REALLY THAT'S IN VIRGINIA. IS COVERED IN GRAFFITI COVERED IN VANDALISM. IF WE DON'T MOVE IT THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE. IT'S GOING TO RUIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE MONUMENT AND IS GOING TO SEW MORE DISTANCE IN OUR COMMUNITY. I DON'T WANT THAT NO.

ONE IN CALDWELL COUNTY ONCE THAT IT'S NOT GOOD FOR OUR IMAGE. IT'S NOT GOOD FOR BUSINESS, AND IT'S NOT GOOD FOR OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER SO. WITH THE NATION DIVIDED DO SOMETHING TO PUT IT. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MOVE THEIRS TO A MUSEUM. TEXAS STATE PUT THEIRS ON PRIVATE LAND THAT WAS GIVEN TO THE UDC. DALLAS JUST REMOVE THEIR STATUE OF TEXAS RANGER J BANKS, WHO FAMOUSLY RESISTED INTEGRATION AT THE LEFT FIELD AIRPORT. TOO CLOSE.

I'D LIKE TO QUOTE MR ROBERT E. LEE, WHO MR LOZANO BROUGHT UP. IN AN ATTEMPT TO SAY THAT

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ROBERT E. LEE WOULD SUPPORT THE MONUMENTS. ROBERT E. LEE HIMSELF WROTE MY CONVICTION NOW, HOWEVER GRATEFUL THEY WOULD BE TO THE FEELINGS OF THE SOUTH. THE ATTEMPT IN THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNT COUNTRY WOULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF RETARDING INSTEAD OF ACCELERATING ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT. AND IF NOT CONTINUING, ADDING TO THE DIFFICULTIES UNDER WHICH THE SOUTHERN PEOPLE LABOR HE THOUGHT IT WAS WISER TO NOT KEEP OPEN THE SWORD OF WAR. GOD, WE DON'T HAVE TO DESTROY THE MONUMENT, BUT MOVING IT IS VERY EASY AND WE SHOULD DO IT NOW. THANKS. YOU. FOLKS, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING.

FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK CODY. HE REACHED OUT AND CONTACTED THE COURT AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND SPEAK WITH HIM ON THE PHONE. WE HAD SEVERAL EMAIL EXCHANGES SINCE THAT TIME. AND HE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT PROFESSIONAL AND POLITE. AND PASSIONATE ABOUT HOW HE FEELS. THIS IS ON THE AGENDA AT HIS REQUEST. DOWN. WEAH'S A COURT HAVE HEARD. EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN SAID IN HERE TODAY, SOME OF IT PARTICULARLY POIGNANT. AND WE WILL TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. THIS WAS A DISCUSSION ITEM ONLY TODAY. BOAT. MAKE NO MISTAKE.

THIS HAS BEEN HEARD. AND WE WILL PUT IT ON THE AGENDA TO MAKE SOME TYPE OF DECISION.

ABOUT HOW. THAT MONUMENT IS GOING TO BE HANDLED GOING FORWARD. I AGREE WITH CODY THAT SOME COMPROMISE NEEDS TO BE STRAPPED. THAT IS MY OPINION COMMISSIONERS. ANYBODY I WOULD LIKE TO LAY IN. I ENCOURAGE IT. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY RIGHT NOW, LIKE TOGETHER, YOUR THOUGHTS THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE. WE DO IS A COUNTY HAVING ISSUE HERE THAT NEEDS TO BE LOOKING AND YOU CAN'T DENY THAT. SO WE WILL. FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT MAYBE IN THE FORM OF THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO DECIDE HOW THAT A MONUMENT IT'S HANDLED. I THINK THAT. MANY HAVE WEIGHED IN TODAY, AND WE'VE SEEN ALL SPECTRUMS I PERSONALLY HAVE RECEIVED. E MAILS. RANGING FROM PARROT DOWN TO DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH IT TO ANYTHING IN BETWEEN. I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN CALLED A RACIST SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. AND I SERIOUSLY I'M THE FURTHEST THING FROM A RACIST IF YOU GET TO KNOW ME. BUT I UNDERSTAND WHERE HE'S COMING FROM. SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE. TELL YOU ANYTHING ELSE, YOU BACKTO NO. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT. IF WE CANNOT COME TO A DECISION, I WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE THE COURT THAT THERE IS A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS, AND I DO NOT THINK THAT ADDING SOMETHING LIKE IT BLACK OR ANOTHER MONUMENT NEXT TO IT SOLVED THE ISSUE. I NEED IT REMOVED AND WE CAN HAVE A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT COULD SOMETHING ELSE. GO THERE? COULDA PLATT, GO THERE INSTEAD.

COULD ANOTHER STATUE GO THERE, BUT THE MONUMENT CANNOT STAND OUT THERE. AND AS I THINK I'VE PRETTY CLEARLY UNFOLDED TODAY. BASED ON THE RESEARCH. AND I DIDN'T HEAR ANYBODY FROM OPPOSING SIDES. ANY AMERICAN HISTORY. WE TALKED ABOUT CHINA. WE TALKED ABOUT GERMANY. SO I THINK IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT IT'S OFFENSIVE AND THERE'S GOOD REASONS TO BELIEVE THE ONLY THING I'LL ADD HIS ISN'T IN YOUR PROPOSAL TO MOVE IT TO THE CEMETERY. WE DON'T OWN THAT PROPERTY. OBVIOUSLY THAT'S THE CITY A LOT HARDER. YES, SIR. IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE US TO DO WHAT JUDGE HATE SAID AND TRIED TO WORK IN A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. UNDERSTOOD DON'T HAVE. WE DON'T HAVE THE STATUTORY AUTHORITY TO JUST. YES, SIR. UNDERSTOOD I LEFT THE, UH, PROPOSAL OPEN ENDED AT FIRST, SO I COULD GATHERS WHAT PEOPLE SAID. AND YOU KNOW. I THINK THE CEMETERY WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS SUGGESTED BY BOTH SIDES. I'M MAUR THAN HAPPY TO MAKE MY CASE IN FRONT OF CITY COUNCIL ON DH, IF YOU KNOW WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOU KNOW HOW WE GONNA PAY FOR THIS? I HAVE A PETITION WITH OVER 8000 SIGNATURES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THIS. IF EVERYONE THOSE PEOPLE GIVE $1 I THINK $80,000 WOULD BE. ABOUT ENOUGH TO MOVE THE MONUMENT, ESPECIALLY SINCE BALTIMORE MOVED FOUR MONUMENTS FOR LESS THAN $20,000. CHANGING THE WAY THE ITEM IS POSTED TODAY. WHAT WE NEED A WAY TO A LIGHTER MEETING, TOO. BY THAT DIRECTION AS TO HOW WE WANT TO PROCEED, OR COULDN'T WE PROVIDE DIRECTION TODAY AS TO ONE. WEEK WEEK AND DISCUSS HOW WE WANT TO PROCEED. WE CANNOT VOTE ON IT TODAY. I PERSONALLY THINK IT'S INCENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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REFLECTING EVERYONE FROM OUR COMMUNITY ON I WOULD I WOULD ASK. SOME OF YOU WERE VERY PASSIONATE TODAY AND. ONE OF THE IN PARTICULAR I HEARD NOT CLEAR. SO I WOULD LIKE FOUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE TOOK I AGREE. HOWEVER, I THINK THAT SHOULD BE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE HISTORIC COMMISSION. THAT THAT PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATION. THAT COMES BACK. THROUGH THE COMMISSIONS, BUT I THINK THAT HOWEVER, THE HISTORIC COMMISSIONER STRUCTURE IT NEEDS TO BE PROPERLY REPRESENTED. LYING. FOLKS WHO. WHO WE'VE LISTENED TO TODAY. IF.

THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE. WE CAN ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE MAKEUP OF THE COMMITTEE ITSELF. HERE AND I THINK I MIGHT LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING SIMILAR. WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION AND MAKE SURE THAT WE FOLLOW THE LAWS OF THE STATE, AND HOWEVER WE PROCEED. I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT BOTH SIDES HAVE REPRESENTED IN THE MOST SIDES COME TO THE TABLE ON BOTH SIDES. TALK TO EACH OTHER. WE DON'T TALK TO EACH OTHER'S SOUTHSIDE ANYMORE. WE, HELEN. I'D LIKE TO TRAVEL A LITTLE BIT. NOT ONLY DO I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER CHEERIO AND MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW WHATEVER THE HISTORICAL. VALUES THERE ARE AND THE RULES THAT ARE IN PLACE BEING THIS HAS BEEN DEAN DOES WHAT IT IS. I DON'T FEEL THAT AND I WILL SPEAK FOR MYSELF, BUT I WILL SAY THIS. I DON'T FEEL THAT THE FIVE OF US SITTING UP HERE SHOULD BE THE ONE MAKING THE DECISION. I THINK WHEN WE COME DOWN TO THIS, IT SHOULD BE PUT ON ABOUT. AND THAT MAKES ITS DECISION BY THE PEOPLE BECAUSE THIS IS THE PEOPLE'S. POINTS. THE VOTERS ARE YOUR PEOPLE'S BOYS. EVERYBODY CAN VOTE WAS GOING, DO IT. SO I THINK WE SHOULD PULL THAT THAT WAY THAT THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION. WHATEVER THEY COME BACK WITH THE RULES OF WHAT HAS ME FOLLOWED THROUGH THE STATE. AND THEN AT THAT POINT PROCEED ON TO PUT IT. THIS IS ALL VERY. INTERESTING AND REALLY HARD TO MAKE A DECISION ON. I'VE GOTTEN ALL KIND OF EMAILS IN TEXAS, PRAYING PEOPLE PRAYING FOR ME.

I GUESS JUST BECAUSE I'M BLACK. BUT I I'M OKAY. THIS BLACK MEAT BEING BLACK AND NEVER BEEN A PROBLEM FOR ME. AND, UH, EVEN WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, YOU KNOW, I GREW UP IN JIM CROW. I NEVER WENT TO. WHY PERSONS BACK DOOR AND I DIDN'T DO IT BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I WASS TRYING TO BE SMART OF SOMETHING. IT JUST DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME. I MEAN, IF THEY'RE AFRAID OF ME.

WHAT WOULD THEY BE IF I ANIMATE THE BAG DOOR? BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? THEY NEVER YOU NEVER TOLD ME TO GO TO THE BACK. THEY ALWAYS GREETED ME AND IF I HAD SOMETHING TO SAY, WHICH I WAS DOING, REALLY OFTEN THEY WERE BY THEY WOULD HAVE ME AT NO, JUST GET EVEN CLOSER. NO. IT WAS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY POOR. WHAT? WE DIDN'T KNOW IT. AND. I JUST LOVE TO READ WHEN I WAS LITTLE. AND I WOULD I WOULD COME OVER THERE. WEST MORNING STORY MAGAZINE BJS GRANDFATHER.

CANNOT SIT DOWN FLOOR AND READ ALMOST ALL DAY LONG. AND SOMETIMES YOU GIVE ME A COAT BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT? I HAVE ANY MONEY. AND HE WOULD JUST LISTEN TO ALL THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT WAS TALKING TODAY. I KNEW JUST ABOUT EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. AND I GOT A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WHOLE WATCH HIM WHICH SOMEONE WAS ON THE INSIDE. THERE'S NO WAY THAT I COULD KNOW HOW TO VOTE ON THIS, YOU KNOW? I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS HISTORY AND HONEST AND YOU KNOW WHAT SLAVERY WAS ALL OF THAT BECAUSE I USED TO READ A WHOLE WHAT SLAVERY BOOKS TO ALREADY KNOW. THIS IS REALLY TOUGH, AND I'M GOING. WHAT I'M GOING TO THINK WE DO NEED TO GET SOME KIND OF DELEGATION. LET THEM COME. WE'D EVERYTHING OUT FOR US, AND THEN WE MAKE THE DECISION. ACCORDING LIKE WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE JUDGE. BARBARA. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE VOTE. I DON'T KNOW. I THINK WE'RE GONNA REALLY HAVE TO WAIT REALLY, REALLY CAREFULLY. BECAUSE THIS IS THIS IS REAL SENSITIVE. IT'S ATTITUDE. TO ME. I KNOW

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ASSISTANT TO A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. I COULD JUST TELL WHILE I WAS SPEAKING, YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS REALLY TOUGH. I KNOW THIS HISTORY. AND I LOVE HISTORY. IT'S JUST HARD TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT TO DO HERE. ANYONE ELSE? YES, SIR. PLEASE COME ON UP. I HAVE ISSUES WITH VALIDATING FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT. GRAPHICALLY WERE LESS THAN 8% IN THIS COMMUNITY, LATINOS AND WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE MAJORITY HERE, PUT IT TO A BALLOT MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE STANDING BEHIND. YOU WANT TO KEEP THIS TYPE? THIS MAN HERE IN PARTICULAR? WHO FEELS LIKE THIS IS A SPIRITUALLY CALLED IN TO KEEP THESE SYMBOLS OF TERRORISM IN PLACE. THERE'S LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE LIKE THAT, SO YOU PUT IT ON THE BALLOT, AND IT'S GOING TO BE SHOT DOWN. I'M PRETTY SURE OF IS GOING TO BE SHOT DOWN BECAUSE THE ENEMY HAS BEEN SITTING OUT THERE THIS NO. SO IF NOBODY HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT, BECAUSE YOU SEE THAT ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD A LOT FOR RIGHT NOW HE'S BEEN THERE ALL THIS TIME. NOBODY HAD A PROBLEM WHEN WE ALWAYS HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY GRAND PARENTS HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. I GOT A PROBLEM WITH MY GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME TO STAY AWAY FROM ME AND MY BROTHER GOING TO TEAR DOWN LONG TIME AGO. BUT HERE WE ARE. LUCKILY. WE DID THE RIGHT THING, THEN. AND STANDING HERE TODAY TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AGAIN. LIKE I SAID, I'M JUST ONE PERSON TODAY. BUT THIS ISN'T GOING OVER WELL WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES WERE PUTTING THE REST ARE GRAND PARENTS. PASS IT ALL THE PASSES ON A LOT OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE, THEIR PASSING ON A LOT OF THEIR EXPERIENCES OFFER ONE GOT A CHANCE TO WRITE DOWN SOME OF THE MEMORIES. MY GRANDFATHER BEFORE HE PASSED BEFORE I WAS DEPLOYED OVER TO AFRICA. AND IN THOSE MEMORIES WHEN HE WAS COMING HOME FROM WORLD WAR TWO HE SHARED WITH ME. HOW HE WAS SPIT ON HIS UNIFORM, HOW HE WAS TREATED WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM WAR. THAT'S WHAT THIS SYMBOL REPRESENTS TO ME. TERRORISM.

LIKE THIS OTHER BRILLIANT GENTLEMEN AND COLDER, LISTLESS COLOR. OKAY THAT'S OK. BUT AS THEY POINTED OUT WHEN I WALK ON THIS PROPERTY. I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'LL EVER GET JUSTICE.

WHEN I SEE EMBLEMS LIKE THAT. BECAUSE TO ME THIS ALBUM OF HATE. A SYMBOL THAT THERE WON'T BE NO JUSTICE IN THIS BUILDING. AND THAT'S HOW I FEEL. THAT'S HOWTO HELP. THE VOICE OF MANY OTHERS FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING BECAUSE THEY'RE SICK AND TIRED OF NOT BEING LISTENED TO SOMEBODY ELSE WASHING THE HISTORY. I MEAN, THIS MAN BROKE IT DOWN. ELOQUENTLY. JUST. AND HERE WE ARE. WE STILL HAVE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE. I'M SUPPOSED TO BE OKAY WITH SOMEBODY SPITTING IN MY FACE, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS TO ME. IS SOMEBODY SPITTING IN MY FACE? SOMEBODY SPITTING IN THE FACE OF MY FAMILY AND MY ANCESTORS WHO FOUGHT VERY HARD JUST TO BE ON EQUAL PLAYING FIELD. I'M NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING THAT'S UNGODLY. WE'RE ASKING SOMETHING THAT'S MORALLY AND SHOULD BE INHERENT OF ALL PEOPLE, AND THAT'S JUST TO BE TREATED THE SAME. YOU WANT THE SAME RESPECT, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MEMORIALS OUT HERE THAT TURNER'S TICK TRAIL OF TERROR WHERE YOU SLIT THE THROATS OF WHITE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. THAT'S HISTORY. WE'RE NOT. WE'RE NOT MORE ALLOWS AND THAT WE'RE NOT PUTTING UP PLACARDS AND BUILDING MONUMENTS ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S HISTORY. OR SOME OF THE OTHER REBELLIONS, BACON'S REBELLION OR ANY OTHER REBELLIONS. PEOPLE STOOD UP AGAINST STUFF LIKE THIS. WE DON'T HAVE THAT OUT THERE. BUT WE GOT WE GOT THESE MONUMENTS OF PEOPLE WHO HATED ME. THIS MAN SAID HE HATE ROBERT REALLY LOVES. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT TELLS ME. HE DON'T WANT ME TO BE HERE. WHEN I WALK INTO THE COURTROOM, AND I SEE THAT CONFEDERATE FLAG, IT MEANS THEY DON'T WANT ME TO BE HERE WHEN I WALK ON THIS COURTROOM, BUT ON THIS COURT LAW. COMMENTS LIKE THAT. LET ME KNOW THEY DON'T WANT US TO BE HERE. YOU'RE TELLING ME I GOTTA SIT HERE AND LISTEN TO PEOPLE MAKE EXCUSES FOR WHY ISSUE NOT OFFEND ME BECAUSE IT'S THEIR HISTORY. ONE SIDE OF HISTORY SUPPOSED TO BE REMEMBERED, AND NOBODY ELSE IS THIS THE UNION? THE ONE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE A PART OF THE UNION, THE TERRORISTS, THE TRADERS. OBAMA WE'RE NOT. WE'RE NOT MORE ALLOWS. AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO EVER FOUGHT AGAINST AMERICA. WHAT'S THE JAPANESE WITH KOREAN WAS ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO STOOD UP AGAINST AMERICA THERE ISIS AL QAEDA, WE MIGHT AS WELL BE HAVING THEIR HISTORY ON THE LAWN. BUT YOU DON'T SEE THAT. IT'S ALWAYS SELECTIVE WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT. YOU WANT. YOU WANT TO REMEMBER CERTAIN THINGS, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO REMEMBER THE REST. AND THEN IF I SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT, THEN I'M WRONG. I'M HOSTILE ABOUT. IF I

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TRY TO STOP US, WE BUSTED ME ACROSS MY HEAD AND I'M THE ONE THAT'S IN THE WRONG NEVER MIND YOUR ACTOR VIOLENCE AGAINST ME, BUT WHEN I STEP UP AND I SAY THAT'S ENOUGH, THEN I'M THE ONE WHO'S FASTER IN THAT. THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. EXACT. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT TO STOP.

FOLKS, WE'RE NOT GONNA HAVE EVERYBODY COME BACK UP AGAIN THAT I HAD TO CUT THAT GENTLEMAN SORT BECAUSE HE HAD A LONG. SPEECH, AND I WANTED HIM TO GET A CHANCE TO FINISH IS BECAUSE I CUTTING OFF WAY SHORT. AND HE NEEDED TO BE HEARD. AND WE'VE HEARD EVERYBODY TODAY. WE DO HAVE TO CARRY ON WITH THIS COURT THAT WHEN WE HAVE BUSINESS TO 10 I WOULD LOVE. TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL ANY TIME. YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME, AND I WILL LISTEN AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME. IN MY OFFICE ■OR I'LL COME TO YOU AND I'LL LISTEN TO EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY. WEI CANNOT HAVING MORE COMMENTS TODAY, OKAY? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S INPUT ON THIS MATTER, AND HE BACK ON THE AGENDA NEXT WEEK TO OUR NEXT TWO WEEKS. FOR US TO COME TO SOME SORT OF DECISION ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO FORWARD, ALL RIGHT? THANK YOU. FOLKS, WE'RE GONNA TAKE A SHORT RECESS. I'VE GOT SOMETHING I GOTTA SIGN RIGHT QUICK AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK.

IF EVERYBODY COULD PLEASE HAVE A SEAT COME TO ORDER. I'M GONNA IN THE INTERESTS OF THERE'S SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE PATIENTLY WAITING HERE AND I NEED TO GET BACK TO WORK, SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO THEIR ITEMS FIRST, SO THAT THEY COULD GO BACK TO WORK. WE'RE GOING TO GO

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TOE ITEM 27. JUDGE CONNELLY HAS COURT AND I DON'T WANT HER TO MISS COURT. SO. I DON'T 20 DISCUSSION ACTION REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES RELATING THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE. COMMISSIONER TERRIO. JUDGE.

HAVE WE. WE'VE BEEN DOING QUITE A BIT OF WORK WORKING WITH J. J AND OTHERS ON MIKE ON, UH.

GOING DOING A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES ARE FORMS OUR PROCESS. YOU HAVE GOT TO TAKE A LIFE SAVER. GOING OVER OUR FORMS OF PROCESSES PROCEDURES.

AS IT RELATES TO CODE ENFORCEMENT. WAY PLACE THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA TO DISCUSS KIND OF THE MAKE SURE THAT THAT WE HAD A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF. OF WHAT GOES ON FROM THE TIME I NOTICE OF VIOLATION IS ISSUED A ACTUAL CITATION OCCURS. AND THEN IS THAT MOVES FORWARD THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM. THEY JUST J P SYSTEM. WHAT ARE THE PROCESSES THERE? BUT WHAT DO THE J P S NEED TO MAKE? TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL. ACTION ON THE ON THAT PROCESS. SO, UH, IN THE IN THE INTERIM FROM THE TIME WE TALKED ABOUT SCHEDULING THIS, I KNOW J. J AND SOME OF THE OTHER FOLKS AND FOUND THIS PROCESS HAVE HAVE BEEN PROACTIVE AND I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH. AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE A MEETING SCHEDULED. COMING UP TO KIND OF GO OVER ALL OF THAT. AND I BELIEVE RELATED TO THAT PARTICULAR ITEM. I WOULD BE FINE WAITING FOR THAT MEETING TO OCCUR AND THEN COMING BACK TO US, KIND OF, AND THEN WE CAN HAVE A BETTER DISCUSSION ABOUT IT. THERE. THERE WAS ONE OTHER ISSUE, THOUGH, THAT I THAT I DIDN'T WANT US TO TALK ABOUT.

AS IT AS IT RELATES TO A PUBLIC NUISANCE ENFORCEMENT. IS THAT WITHIN OUR LAW. OUR ORDINANCE, I GUESS. THERE. THERE IS LANGUAGE ABOUT ABATEMENT. YOU KNOW WHERE THE COUNTY IN CERTAIN CASES. WHERE WHERE WERE UNABLE TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE. THAT WE CAN INITIATE A BATEMAN OF NUISANCES. TO MY KNOWLEDGE WE'VE NEVER DONE I DON'T THINK. IF WE HAVE, I'M NOT AWARE OF IT.

AND BY ABATEMENT, I MEAN, WHERE THE COUNTY WOULD SPEND COUNTY FUNDS, TOO. ADDRESSING ABATEMENT AND THEN DO CERTAIN THINGS TO. ENSURE THAT THERE WILL BE A REIMBURSEMENT OF THOSE FINE BE A LANE OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF INTERACTION. IT HAS. I'M JUST I'M JUST NOT

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AWARE THAT THAT IT HAS BEEN DONE. OKAY? OKAY? BUT BUT IF IT PLEASES THE COURT, I'D LIKE TO TASH J. J. THAT KIND OF TALK TO US ABOUT THAT PROCESS AND WHAT'S INVOLVED IN IT? AND HIS HIS UNDERSTANDING OF IT. OKAY J COMMISSIONERS. WE DO HAVE AN ABATEMENT. ORDINANCE IN PLACE AGAIN ISSUE BRIEFLY COVERED COMMISSION STEREO. IT WOULD ALLOW US TO GO AHEAD AND CLEAN UP A NUISANCE THAT IS NOT BEING ADDRESSED BY THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY LONG FOLLOW THE CORRECT PROCEDURE. KIRK AUSTIN CLEANING, REPEATING THAT NUISANCE AND THEN GO THROUGH THE PROCEDURES TO TRY TO RECOVER THAT. ON THE PROPERTY IN THE STATE. LONG LOVE US TO DO THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR LOCAL ORDINANCE THAT WE'VE IMPLEMENTED. BE THE ISSUE AND MAYBE HELPFUL, PERHAPS HIS PROCESS, HAVE CODE ENFORCEMENT TALK ABOUT THEIR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES. BUT. LEGALLY SPEAKING, THE ABATEMENT IS KIND OF END OF THE PROCESS AND IN ORDER TO CONFIRM IT, WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY ATTACHED LEAN, APPROPRIATELY, GO TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FOLLOW ALL THE PROCEDURES UP TO THAT POINT. SPECIFICALLY ROLLS ARE ATTEMPTED. REPEAT THAT MONEY IS NOT GONNA NOT GONNA LITTLE SCRUTINY. STAMPA SCREWED ME IN COURT. THAT IS GOING TO REQUIRE A PART OF WHAT I'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN, IS WORKING WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT AND COMING UP WITH THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION OF THE WAY THAT WE FIRST. INTAKE COMPLAINTS NOTICES THAT WE THAT WE GET VIOLATIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THOSE COMPLAINTS ARE INVESTIGATING. THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES IDENTIFIED. THE NEXT STEP IS GONNA BE MAKING SURE THAT WE NOTIFY THEM IN THE CORRECT WAY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF NUISANCES UNDER CHAPTER 3 43 SPECIFICALLY, THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME BY WHICH A PERSON CAN'T ABATE THE NUISANCE ON THEIR OWN. IF THEY DON'T DO THAT, IN THE NEXT PROCEDURE IS GOING TO BE. THERE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE FOR NOT ABATING, A PUBLIC NUISANCE THAT GOES TO THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT. BY THE TIME IT GETS TO THAT POINT IF THEY STILL DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE NUISANCE, THEY COULD BE CONVICTED AT WHICH POINT IN THE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES COME INTO PLACE. SO EVEN BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES, THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL. IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING POLICE 30 DAYS SINCE THE INITIAL COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATION. AGAIN. THE STEPS ALONG THE WAY, AND WE HAVEN'T USED THE ABATEMENT PROCESS THIS MUCH I PERSONALLY HAVE NOT USED THE PROCEDURES THAT AIR IN IT SO ONE THING I WAS EXPLAINED TO COMMISSIONER TERRIO IS THAT. I HAVE TO WORK ON THE PRESUMPTION THAT EVERY PUBLIC NUISANCE CASE MAY END UP IN A BASEMENT, IN WHICH CASE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THE PROCEDURES THE EXACT SAME WAY THAT NOTICE MUST CONTAIN CERTAIN INFORMATION. SAME WAY. ONE THING I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH ENFORCEMENT THAT THEY RECOMMEND IT WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE VIOLATED VIOLATION OF THIS ISN'T SPANISH BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF LARGE POPULATIONS OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO GET IN COMPLIANCE THAT SIMPLY DON'T UNDERSTAND. SOME OF THE WAYS THAT MAY BE IN VIOLATION ON THAT SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS KIND OF REVAMPING THE FORMS THAT WE ACTUALLY USED TO MAKE SURE THEY CONTAIN THE REQUIRED NOTICE SO THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT THE ABATEMENT PROCEED PROCEDURES AS NECESSARY. REALLY SO THAT WE CAN ENCOURAGE COMPLIANCE, WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE GOAL, AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT GENERALLY COMPLAIN. PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE END UP WITH, IN MOST CASES. I BELIEVE THAT AGAIN BECAUSE THE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES HAD NOT USED VERY OFTEN. THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE CURRENTLY IN OFFICE ARE NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH THEM AS THEY MAYBE COULD BE IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DONE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY. AGAIN WITH THE MEETING COMING UP. THAT'S ONE THING THAT WE INTEND TO ADDRESS IS TRYING TO ESTABLISH AS UNIFORM PROCESSES POSSIBLE AMONG ALL THE DIFFERENT PRECINCTS BECAUSE EVENTUALLY THAT THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO BE PROSECUTED IS GONNA GO CENTRALLY TO LIAISE OFFICER PROSECUTE CASES. THERE'S ALSO A CIVIL REMEDY THAT'S ALLOWED TO US AN INFORMANT INJUNCTION. WE CAN JOIN PEOPLE FROM USING THE PROPERTY IN CERTAIN WAYS IF IT'S CONTRIBUTING TO A NUISANCE VIOLATION OF THAT INJUNCTION, OF COURSE, BE QUESTION. TEMPTING THIS OTHER REMEDIES THAT PREVAILED ON THE GROUND.

MAIN THING TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE BRAIN THAT PROCESSES IT'S. COMPLICATED AND WE HAVE TO DO IT ALL EXACTLY RIGHT, AND THAT'S WHY IT'S BEEN NECESSITATE COORDINATION, NOT JUST CODE ENFORCEMENT AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, BUT WITH EVERYBODY INVOLVED CODE ENFORCEMENT ANSWERS, AND THEY ENFORCE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF CODES. SEPTIC SYSTEMS ARE LOCAL SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES. PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCES, JUST GENERAL PUBLIC NUISANCES, AND SO ANOTHER PART OF THE CHALLENGE IS GONNA BE IDENTIFYING THE CORRECT PROCEDURES FOR EACH OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT, AND ALL THE COORDINATING AMONG THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, OVERSEA DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HAVE TO BE ABOARD. AGAIN WITH THE MEETING COMING UP, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE.

IT'S MY BELIEF THAT IF WE CAN ESTABLISH A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR THESE PROCEDURES, AND IT'S GONNA MAKE ENFORCEMENT A LITTLE BIT EASIER WE CAN BUILD ON THAT FOUNDATION. TO IMPROVE THE COUNTY AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WHAT OUR ORDNANCES ARE. I GUESS PART OF. PART OF A DISCUSSION ABOUT ABATEMENT. IF YOU KNOW AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS RIGHT NOW. IF IT IS A

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TOOL THAT THE COUNTY OR REPORT WOULD WANT TO CONSIDER USING MORE THEN WE HAVE. I WASN'T AWARE WE HAD DONE IT ONE TIME. THAT COST. I GUESS. YOU KNOW, THERE'S A THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF THAT. COSTS A COUNTY IN ORDER TO OBEY THE PROPERTY. AND IF IT WAS SOMETHING THAT COUNTY WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD. WHAT WE. JUST FIND THE FUNDING. WHEN THAT WHEN THAT ABATEMENT NEED AROSE, OUR WHEN WE NEED TO PUT SOMETHING IN THE BUDGET. I THINK WE NEED TO PUT SOMETHING IN THE BUDGET. BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING MONEY FOR LAST, STARTING RAN A LITTLE SHORT, SO. PROBABLY WOULD PUT IT IN THE BUDGET, AND I'M LOOKING AT BARBARA, BUT I THINK MAYBE UNDER MR BENDER'S. BUDGET, YOU KNOW, GIVE HIM A LINE ITEM. FOR THOSE KIND OF ABATEMENT EXPENSES. THOSE EXPENSES COULD VARY WIDELY FROM JUST A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY TO PICK UP SOME TRASH. TO A LOT OF MONEY, DEPENDING ON WHAT'S ON THE PROPERTY. YOU KNOW, LET'S JUST SAY SOMEBODY HAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF APPLIANCES PILED UPON THEIR PROPERTY, THEIR FULL OF OUR 22 FREE ON. WE'VE GOT IT. THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF ABATEMENT PICKING UP GARBAGE SO. WE'D HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE PUT ENOUGH MONEY IN THAT FUND. TO COVER THAT. THAT RANGE OF.

ABATEMENTS YOU KNOW, IT'S A WORD THIS IT'S COVERS A HUGE GAMBLE. SOMEBODY DUMPED A BUNCH OF ASBESTOS SINGLES ON A PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY HAD TO ABATE. IT WOULD BE VERY EXPERIENCED. SO. I THINK THAT WE CAN BUDGET FOR THAT. I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF ASBESTOS SINGLES IN OUR 22 SORT OF THINGS SO. I THINK WE COULD PLAN FOR MAYBE ONE OF THOSE A YEAR AND THEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF PICKING UP TIRES, WERE MR BITTNER WAS IN THE OFFICE YESTERDAY. AND YOU KNOW, YOU'D BE AMAZED WHAT WE SPEND JUST PICKING UP TIRES EVERY YEAR.

AND SO THERE IS A LINE ITEM THERE THAT WE USE FOR. DOING THAT SORT OF THING RIGHT NOW ARE BAGMAN IS WE HAVE COUNTY THING THAT DAY AND THEY BRING IT TO US. SO THAT LINE ITEM EXISTS. WE JUST NEED TO A ZA COURT DURING OUR BUDGET WORKSHOPS COME UP WITH AN AMOUNT THAT WE CAN AFFORD TO PUT IN IT AND THEN ALLOW THAT TO BE USED FOR JUST THAT TYPE OF THING. SIR THE DISCUSSION YOU'RE ALREADY HAVING MADE IN HIS POWER TO NURSING. TO ENFORCE THIS. THE CITIZENS THAT'S NOT COMPLYING. NOT ANSWERING. NO, MR BITTNER.

REGISTERED LETTERS THAT GET RETURNED HOME. UH, BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IT'S FOR. SO AND OTHER THAN J P EASE YOURSELF COVERED ENFORCEMENT. WHO ELSE IS ON THAT? WHO ELSE IS GONNA BE A MEETING? THAT'S THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE AT THAT MEETING THAT WE HAVE COMING UP AGAIN. THERE ARE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN A THESE MILES.

SANITATION CODE ENFORCEMENT FORCES SOME OF THE ORDINANCES UNDER HER. UNDER THE WARMEST SHE KIND OF OVERSEAS, BUT THAT'S THAT'S GONNA BE A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE THAN THE SPECIFIC PUBLIC NUISANCE PROCEDURES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. SO I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT THERE'S SEVERAL DIFFERENT KIND OF. CATEGORIES OF CODE ENFORCEMENT THAT WE'RE GONNA BE DOING. PROCEDURES THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT PARTIES AND THE PRESIDENT ARE GONNA BE UNDER ITS CHAPTER 3 43 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PUBLIC NUISANCES BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING GO TO. THE TAPE. POOR. THEY DON'T DEAL. WITH SAN. OF THE LOW WOMEN. IS THOUGH. THOUGH ARE GOOD. BE TO STAY. MAY PERP. I FOR THAT. MEETING PARTIALLY IS GONNA BE FOR EDUCATION. I'VE BEEN TOLD BY A LEAST TWO OF THE DIFFERENT DISEASES. THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE PAYMENT ORDER AGAIN. IT'S KIND OF A BYZANTINE PROCESS IS A LOT OF NOTICE IS SPECIFIC THINGS THAT NEED TO BE IN THE NOTICE TO GO OUT TO PEOPLE. I THINK JUST HAVING EDUCATION IS GONNA HELP WITH THAT ONCE WE KIND OF ARE ON THE SAME PAGES FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE PROCEDURE IS THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE COMPLAINT PROCESS MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE LEGALLY CHARGED THE CORRECT WAY. I'M A. SURE THAT BEEN NOTED OF THAT CHARGE. CORRECTLY MAKING SURE THERE'S UNIFORMITY AMONG THE COURTS FOR WIN OR HOW THEY MIGHT ISSUE SUMMONS FOR HOW THIS CASE TO PROSECUTE THAT D A'S OFFICE AND THAT'S JUST KIND OF HOW THE SAW. IS MADE. SO SPEAK. FOR THE EARLIER SIR. OF ENFORCEMENT. WE NEED TO GET SO. AND WE CAN ACTUALLY IMPLODE. AND RICK. THE BASEMENT PROCEDURES AND COST I'D LIKE TO SIT IN ON THAT. I'LL GO WITH YOU AFTER THE COMMISSION'S COURT TODAY, AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT HAVING ME COMMITTED. AND JUDGE AND ONE SPECIFIC THING. YOU MAY HAVE SAID IT NOT JUST IN THE EARTH. THAT I HOPE. WOULD GET DISCUSSED AND RESOLVED DURING

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YOUR MEETING WOULD BE. IF MICHAEL OR OTHER CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. ISS ATTEMPTING TO ISSUE A CITATION WORK. SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES AND IS UNABLE YOU MAKE CONTACT WITH THE OWNER? PROPERTY OWNER. GET THEM TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT THAT TICKET. AND THEN IT MOVES. HE TURNS IT AND MOVED INTO THE TO THE COURT. WHAT? WHAT ARE THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING. SURROUNDING THAT AND CANNOT PROCEED OR. IS THERE A PROBLEM WITHOUT THAT OWNER ACKNOWLEDGMENT? MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY IS GOING TO REQUIRE EVALUATING OUR CURRENT PROCEDURES AGAINST WHAT'S REQUIRED BY THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. THERE ARE METHODS OF ADMINISTERING ARE ISSUING ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES OR CITATIONS. CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS SPECIFICALLY BEEN EMPOWERED BY THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TO ISSUE CERTAIN TYPES OF CITATIONS WITHIN THE COUNTY.

ER, PART OF ENSURING THAT AGAIN THE PROCESS OF CORRECTLY FORMALLY CHARGING SOMEONE IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY WITH THESE APPROPRIATE OFFENSE IS, SOMETHING POTENTIALLY ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS WITHIN THE TAPES NOW BECAUSE THAT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT NOT A PROCEDURE THAT IS COMMON THAT WE DEAL WITH VERY OFTEN. AND SO WHEN THESE TYPES OF CASES, OCCASIONALLY. PASTOR J. PS NOT OF MY CONCERN IS THAT IT'S NOT DONE UNIFORMLY. AND MAYBE I DON'T WANT TO PRESS A P FIVE DOES SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY THAN J P SIX DOES, AND IT MAY NOT MANIFEST ITSELF AT EARLIER STAGES. SOMEONE JUST PLEASE AND PAYS IT MAY BECOME AN ISSUE LATER AT THE ABATEMENT STAGE, WHERE MAY BE THE APPROPRIATE NOTICE WAS ISSUED TO RIGHT WAY AND A CERTAIN PRECINCT OR AND SO ON SO FORTH AGAIN. THE GOAL IS JUST TO ESTABLISH CONSISTENCY AND MANGAL. CHARGE. THE WAYS OF PEOPLE ARE CHARGED WHETHER IT BE WITH THE CITATION FOR SUMMONS COMPLAINT, WHATEVER IT'S GONNA BE PART OF A PART OF THE GAME HERE IS IDENTIFYING WHAT IT'S GONNA BE. AND MAKE. SURE THAT WE IMPLEMENT THAT PROCEDURE. AT EACH OF THE JUSTICE. OF THE PEACE. I ONE. AT LEAST YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT. IT'S NOT A CASE THAT I'M PROSECUTING. I'M NOT. YOU KNOW, I DON'T PROSECUTE ANY OF THE CASES. AND SO PART OF IT AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE HAVING THE PRESENCE FROM THE D A'S OFFICE MEETING IS THAT THERE ARE PROSECUTORS. I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA THAT ARE GOING TO PROSECUTING THESE CASES AND THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY GOING TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNICATION FOR MAKING SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES THAT WERE DOING CHARGING PEOPLE THE CORRECT WAY WITH. OFFENSES THAT THEY COMPLETE A AND BE A SOURCE OF REVENUE. I GUESS. THAT'S WE ALL GET TOGETHER. AND. WHO IS THAT? JUST FOR THE RECORD? HE'S A MEANING THAT I HAVE SO FAR CONFIRM ATTENDEES BE MYSELF. NO COACH ERA FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND I DON'T KNOW. PETER AS WELL. JUSTICE COMEDY'S GONNA BE THERE. BE THERE AND I WANT TO SAY I SPOKE TO PRECINCT THREE YESTERDAY AND HE TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD BE THEIR PRECINCT FOUR YESTERDAY. HE TOLD ME HE WOULD BE THERE NOT SPOKEN WITH JUST THESE INCREASING THREE ALL TODAY, BUT AT A MINIMUM, I DO HAVE A LEAST THREE OUT OF FOUR CODE ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFF REPRESENT. AND, OF COURSE, BARBARA. SHELL. MR SHELL. SHEILA. TO BE THERE. I'M GONNA BE ME. ON. TWOS. AND ALL FALL UP WITH YOU. DO WE. DON'T NEED TO TAKE A ACTION. ABOUT THIS. THIS TIME. I DON'T. IT MAY BE JUDGED APPROPRIATE RECORD SEES FIT, PERHAPS AFTER THIS PROJECT HAS REACHED THE END OR HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN SOME WAY TO COME IN AND KIND OF A FORMER CORE ABOUT WHAT'S BEEN DECIDED. TALK ABOUT PROCEDURES IN PLACE JUST AGAIN. FORM A COURT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES ARE. SEA HAVEN'T IDEA HOW WORKS THROUGH THE PROCESS AND HOW IT MIGHT OK.

COMMISSIONER SHOT. GOOD SUGGESTION. WE JUST NEED A MOTION TABLE ASIDE UNTIL AFTER THAT MEETING TAKES PLACE. I'LL MAKE MUCH THAT WE TAKE ABOUT HIM. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. THEY HAVE A SECOND. I'LL SECOND AND I WAS GONNA ASK, UH, I SEE. TWO OF YOU ARE JAKE PIECE HERE. I APPRECIATE YOU COMING TODAY. I APOLOGIZE THAT WE'RE WE'RE NOT HAVING THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU, BUT, YEAH. YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO YES, I AM COME UP HERE, JUDGE COLLEEN JUST CALMLY IF YOU DON'T MIND. OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT. THIS POLICY, I GUESS WAS PUT IN PLACE FEBRUARY OF 2018. MAN. WHEN JUDGE CONLEY CALLED ME YESTERDAY EVENING AT 5 30 GOING CAN YOU GO TO COMMISSIONER'S COURT WITH ME, AND I SAID FOR WHAT? AND SHE TOLD ME IT WAS ABOUT THIS ITEM.

AND SO I STARTED DOING MY RESEARCH. AND THEN WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT THE BULL AGENDA AND SAW THE ATTACHMENT. THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I'D EVER SEEN THAT. SO I WASN'T AWARE OF IT.

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I KNOW. JUDGE CONNELLY WASN'T AWARE OF IT, BUT WE BOTH BEEN DOING A LOT OF RESEARCH OVERNIGHT. TRYING TO EDUCATE OURSELVES ON IT, YOU KNOW THE BEST THAT WE COULD, BUT COURSE WE'VE GOT THE MEETING WHERE WE'RE GONNA LEARN A WHOLE LOT. I KIND OF WAITING TO HAVE THE MEETING'S OVER HERE. YEAH AND I MEAN, I'M GLAD THAT WE'RE HAVING THIS MEETING BECAUSE. OR I EVEN ASKED MY CLERKS THIS MORNING. I SAID, HAD WE EVER SEEN THIS DOCUMENT BEFORE? HAS IT EVER BEEN SENT OVER TO US AND MEL, WHICH KEEPS ME IN LINE OVER THERE? SAID NO, SIR, WE HAVEN'T I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS DOCUMENT SO I GUESS IT'S THAT. IF WE'RE GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN SOMETHING, IT WOULD BE NICE, YOU KNOW? WHICH I KNOW MOST OF Y'ALL WEREN'T ON. THE COURT AT THAT TIME, BUT JUST SO WE CAN BE INCLUDED. IF WE'RE GOINGTO IF SOMETHING PASSES WERE WORRIED OUR NAMES ARE IN IT. BE NICE. HAVE THE DOCUMENTATION SO THAT WE KNOW WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY BECAUSE Y'ALL ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT CAN GRANT US THE AUTHORITY IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HAS TO BE APPROVED THROUGH THE COURT. SO HEY, JACK CONLEY. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT? BRIEFLY, CAN YOU KIND OF PUT THAT MICROPHONE? THAT IS TO REALISE THAT FOR US? TEO EVEN GO FORWARD WITH AN ABATEMENT HAVE TOHAVE A CONVICTION. SO THAT'S THE KEY THING. IS IT? A CITATION IS SENT BY MAIL. SOMEONE DIDN'T SIGN IT PROMISING TO APPEAR. SO WE LOSE OUR WAY OF ISSUING A FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR THEM. WE'RE REQUIRED TO SEND A NOTICE ON APPEARANCE SIMPLY TO ANYBODY WHO DOES NOT SIGN THE CITATION. SO THAT'S JUST ANOTHER LETTER GOING OUT, GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MAYBE TO COME FROM A DIFFERENT SOURCE. THAT IN THIS CASE HASN'T WORKED. SO WHAT THE NEXT STEP FOR ME WOULD BE IS I WOULD THEN WE WERE GET THIS COMPLAINT.

JAY'S REFERRING TO THAT WE NEED, YOU KNOW, SQUARED AWAY COMPLAINT FROM THE, UH, OFFICER. FOR THE AGENCY THAT'S FILING. THEN I HAVE TO SEND OUT A REQUIRED WARRANT ISSUANCE LETTER. IT'S KIND OF THAT LAST LETTING THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS WHERE IT'S HEADED. NEXT KIND OF BASICALLY A THREAT IN A WAY. AND BEFORE I COULD NEVER ISSUE A WARRANT. I HAVE TO DO THAT LETTER. SO IT'S THIS PROCESS OF LETTERS. TYPICALLY IN ANY CASE IF THEY HAVE A DRIVERS LESSONS THEY BE AN ARMY WHOLE BASED ON THEIR DRIVING LESSONS, SO THAT'S ONE THING THAT THAT IT COULD BE TOMORROW THAT THEY NEED TO RENEW THAT, AND IT COULD BE SIX YEARS THAT THEY NEED TO RENEW THAT. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW. SO LITTLE THINGS WERE HAPPENING. IT'S JUST NOT AT THE RATE OF GETTING SOMETHING CLEANED UP RIGHT AWAY. BUT ABSOLUTELY IT SAYS IT. IF THE DEFENDANT IS CONVICTED OF THE OFFENSE, THE COURT SHALL ORDER ABATEMENT OF THE NUISANCE, SO WE WOULD DO THAT. AGAIN. WE'VE GOT TO GET TO THAT CONVICTION. OKAY, THANK YOU. JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON THAT COMMISSIONERS. THAT'S THAT'S ONE REASON WHY WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROCEDURE UP TO THAT POINT IS A SOUND IS A CANDY BECAUSE IF THE GOAL IS COMPLIANCE, AND IT MAY NEVER REACH THE ABATEMENT STAGE, BUT ASSUMING THAT THEY'RE ALL GONNA END UP AT THAT POINT, IF WE DO IT THE SAME WAY EVERY TIME AND SOLID COMING TO THAT POINT. IT JUST MAKES THE ABATEMENT RECOVERY OF THOSE COSTS AND PLACING LEAN EASIER IF WE GET TO THEM. CHECK. RIGHT? I SECOND THAT GIVE THE TABLE ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE AYE POSE NON MOTION CARRIES. I'M GOING TO GO TO ITEM 11 NEXT. DISCUSSION ACTION, KHUN CONSIDERATION AND

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APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION BY COMMISSIONER'S COURT. COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS AUTHORIZING IMPROVING PUBLIC OF NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION. COMPLYING WITH REQUIREMENTS CONTAIN AND SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULE. 15 C T DASH 12 AND PROVIDING AN EFFECT AND PROVIDING AND EFFECTIVE DAY. DO WE HAVE? AH, SPEAKER? YES. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS STEPHANIE LAI BEING AN ATTORNEY WITH NORTON PULL THAT LITTLE THING DOESN'T PICK UP VERY WELL. YOU'VE GOT TO GET THAT GOOD. THAT'S GREAT. MY NAME IS STEPHANIE LIVELY. I'M AN ATTORNEY WITH NORTON ROSE FULL BRIDE, OUR FIRM SERVICES BOND COUNSEL FOR THE COUNTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INSURANCE OF ANY PUBLIC SECURITY'S WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THIS MORNING. IT'S A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE. THE COUNTY TO POSE ARE PUBLISHED, UH, NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATIONS FOR AUTHORIZED COUNTY PURPOSES. I BELIEVE THE CONTEMPLATED PURPOSES RIGHT NOW. WOULD BE SOME ENERGY

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SAVINGS. UH IMPROVEMENTS FOR VARIOUS COUNTY FACILITIES AND ALSO SOME ENHANCEMENTS TO COMMUNICATIONS COMMIT COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND THE COUNTY. WHAT THIS RESOLUTION DOES ONCE AGAIN, IT'S AUTHORIZES PUBLICATION. AND SO IT INFORMS YOUR CITIZENS THAT YOU WILL CONSIDER AUTHORIZATION. OTHER ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES PUBLIC OF OBLIGATIONS. IDOL LIKE A LATER MEETING. AND THAT MEETING WOULD BE HELD IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.

SO I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL MIGHT HAVE EITHER ABOUT THE NOTICE OF THE CERTIFICATES OF THEMSELVES. COME ONE OF THE THINGS COMMISSIONER SINCE THIS AGENDA ITEMS ON HERE AND TALK ABOUT THIS IS THAT WE'VE NOT DISCUSSED IS THE ADDITION OF MONIES FOR THE TOWER. WAIT IT OKAY TO TALK ABOUT THAT? J J IN REFERENCE TO THIS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ISSUE MONEY IN THIS CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION REGARDING THAT. ONE OF HIS CONSIDERATION OF THE RESOLUTION. I'M OK. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WASN'T IT'S BEEN COVERING, IT ASKED, BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE RESOLUTION IT HAS. WE JUST HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO DISCUSS THAT LITTLE PIECE OF IT WITH COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT LITTLE PIECE. IT'S ACTUALLY A BIG PIECE, SO. I'MA JUMP BACKWARDS. A COUPLE OFYEARS GRANT BECAME VEIL. WHAT CAP COG, TOO. TO GET EQUIPMENT AND THE TOWER. UH, FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS. WE HAVE SOME LAND ALONG THE RIVER. WE APPLIED FOR THAT APPLICATION BIDS WERE SUBMITTED AND IT WAS IT WAS A MULTIPLE COUNTY DEAL WITH MOTOROLA TO DRIVE THE PRICE DOWN. SOMEHOW, DURING THE COURSE OF ALL THAT. IN THE VOTING ON ALL THAT CAT GOD, WE ONLY HAVE THE EQUIPMENT APPROVED THE HANG ON THE TOWER AND NO TOWER. SO IT'S KIND OF LIKE HAVING A CAR WITHOUT TIRES. NOT MUCH GOOD, SO. WE ARE NOW ASKING. MAYBE SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $5000 ALTHOUGH WE'VE IDENTIFIED A USED TOWER THAT MAYBE THIS I THINK WE NEED TO ADD THAT IN THERE. SO WE'RE ASKING FOR A $3 MILLION CEO TO COVER THAT. OTHERWISE WAY LOSE OUR ABILITY TO HAVE RADIOS WORK ALONG THE RIVER WHERE MOST OF OUR DISASTERS HAPPEN. THEY DO NOT WORK DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW. SO THIS AND JUST DIP IT IN SOME FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE. TO LEE SPACE ON A TOWER FOR THE SAME 15 YEAR PERIOD WOULD BE $750,000. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SPIN IN 500 LESS ON A TOWER, SO SORT OF A NO BRAINER FINANCIALLY SPEAKING. SO SORRY, STEPHANIE, I JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT. IT'S OKAY AND THAT IS BUILT INTO THE RESOLUTION.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, THIS RESOLUTION IS JUST FOR, UM, NOTICE THE PUBLICATION THE ACTION ITEM ITSELF FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE CEOS WILL COME BACK BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND HONEST.

AND SO WHAT WE DO TODAY IS AUTHORIZED AND NOT TO EXCEED THEM OUT. AND THEN WHEN YOU COME IN TOW AUTHORIZED CERTIFICATES THEMSELVES. YOU CAN EITHER LIMIT PROJECTS DECREASE THE AMOUNT BUT WHAT WE'RE SETTING TODAY IS ACTUALLY THE POOL OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS AND THE MAXIMUM NOT NOT TO EXCEED HIM OUT. AND SO I SUPPOSED I NEED TO READ THIS AT LEAST. WE NEED TO READ THIS. HAVE YOU LIKE THIS RESOLUTION? J. J, BUT I NEED TO READ THIS WHOLE THING AND THE RECORD I HAVE REVIEWED IT. TYPICALLY, RESOLUTIONS ARE READ INTO THE RECORD, OKAY? ALL RIGHT. SOMEBODY MAY NEED TO BRING ME SOME OXYGEN IN A MINUTE. THIS IS LONG. ALRIGHT, BEAR WITH ME. RESOLUTION. A RESOLUTION BY THE COMMISSIONER'S CAR. KAWA COUNTY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING IMPROVING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED AND SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, EARL. 15 C TO DASH 12 AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DAY. WHEREAS COMMISSIONER'S COURT COMMIT THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT OF CARLO COUNTY, TEXAS, THE COUNTY HAS DETERMINED THAT IT IS ADVISABLE UNNECESSARY ISSUE AND SELL. ONE OR MORE SYRIZA CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATIONS, THE CERTIFICATES AND IN A MOUNTAIN NOT EXCEED $3 MILLION AS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE OBLIGATION. ACT OF 1971 AS AMENDED, TAKES THIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 271. 0.4 ONES POINT 064 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAIN. CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE COUNTY TO BE INCURRED FROM MAKING PERMANENT PERMANENT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

AND FOR OTHER PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS TO WITH ACQUIRING DESIGN, DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, RENOVATING, REPAIRING AND IMPROVING VARIOUS COUNTY FACILITIES. THE PURCHASE OF MATERIAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, LAND MACHINERY, LANDSCAPING AND RIGHTS AWAY FOR AUTHORIZED NEEDS AND PURPOSES RELATING TO THE AFOREMENTIONED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

AND PAYMENT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATING TO DESIGN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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MANAGEMENT FINANCING INFORMANT AFOREMENTIONED PROJECTS, THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE PAYABLE FROM THE LEVY OF AN ANNUAL AVELAR TAGS. WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS PRESCRIBED BY LAW UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN KABUL COUNTY AND FROM THE LIEN ON ON AND PLEDGE OF CERTAIN OF THE NET REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE OPERATION IN THE COUNTY JAIL. CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION ARE TO BE ISSUED, AND THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN UNDER PURSUIT. AND PURSUANT TO THE PROVISION OF THE CERTIFICATE ABOUT OBLIGATION ACT OF 1971 IS AMENDED. TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 2 71.41 SECTION 271.64. IN SECTION 3 61.5 TIERS AMENDED TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. AND WHEREAS PRIOR TO THE OFFERING, SALE AND ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES, THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY OFFICIALS MUST REVIEW AND APPROVED. DISTRIBUTION. OF A TEAM FINAL.

PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIRED REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN 17 CFR TOO 40.515. CTO DASH 12 THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULE AND WHEREAS BASED UPON THEIR REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT, THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTY MUST FIND TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.

AFTER REASONABLE INVESTIGATION THAT REPRESENTATIONS OF THE FACTS PERTAINING TO ACCOUNT TO THE COUNTY CONTAINED IN THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT. TRUE CORRECT AND THAT ACCEPT IS DISCLOSED IN THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT. THERE ARE NO FACTS PERTAINING TO THE COUNTY THAT WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT THE ISSUANCE OF THEIR CERTIFICATES OR THE COUNTY'S ABILITY TO PAY THE DEBT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR CERTIFICATES. WINDY. AND WHEREAS THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT WILL COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULES CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION. BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND PROPOSED PURCHASERS OF CERTIFICATES THE PURCHASERS TO PROVIDE THE PART IS THEIRS, WITH AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN A TIME AND MANNER THAT WILL ENABLE THE PURCHASERS TO COMPLY WITH THE DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS. AND CONTAINING DISCLOSURES, REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULES. AND WHEREAS. THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT AUTHORISES THE JUDGE, COUNTY AUDITOR, COUNTY CLERIC AND COUNTY ATTORNEY AS APPROPRIATE OR THEIR DESIGNEES TO REVIEW, APPROVE AND EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENT OR CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE COUNTY TO COMPLY. WITH THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAIN AND SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULE. AND WHEREAS PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES, THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT IS REQUIRED TO PUBLISH A NOTICE OF ITS INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES AND A NEWSPAPER GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY. IF THE COUNTY MAINTAINS AN INTEREST INTERNET WEBSITE PUBLISH SUCH NOTICE OF INTENT ON THE COUNTY'S ANDERSON INTERNET WEBSITES SUCH NOTICE STATING. ONE THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TENANT TENTATIVELY PROPOSES TO PASS THE ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES TO THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE CERTIFICATES ARE TO BE ISSUED. THREE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT PROPOSES TO PAY THE CERTIFICATES FOR THE DAN CURRENT PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ALL OUTSTANDING ADVIL OR, UM, DEAD OBLIGATIONS OF THE COUNTY AND THEN FIVE THE THEN CURRENT COMBINED PRINCIPLE AND INTEREST REQUIREMENT TO PAY. I'LL EXTENDING ALL OUTSTANDING ADVIL OR, UM, DAD OBLIGATIONS OF THE COUNTY ON TIME AND IN FULL, WHICH MAY BE USED ON THE COUNTY'S EXPLANATIONS RELATIVE TO THE INTERESTING. ON ANY VARIABLE RATE ADV ALARMED AT OBLIGATIONS. SIX. THIS IS GOING TO REALLY TEST MY ABILITY, READ ROMAN NUMERALS. SIX THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF CERTIFICATES. TO BE AUTHORIZED. SEVEN ESTIMATED COMBINED PRINCIPLE AND INTEREST REQUIRED TO PAY CERTIFICATES AND PULL A ESTIMATED INTEREST RATE FOR THE CERTIFICATES TO BE AUTHORIZED. FOR THE MAXIMUM INTEREST RATE FOR THE CERTIFICATES MAY NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LEGAL INTEREST RATE AND NINE THE MAXIMUM MATURITY DATE AND CERTIFICATES TO BE AUTHORIZED. AND WHEREAS. COMMISSIONER'S COURT HEREBY FINES AND DETERMINES THAT SUCH DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE SALE OF CERTIFICATE SHOULD BE APPROVED AND THE COUNTY SHOULD PROCEED WITH GIVING NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE THE CERTIFICATES IN THE TIME FORM AND MANNER PROVIDED AND. BY LAW, AND WHEREAS COMMISSIONER'S COURT HEREBY FINES AND DETERMINES THAT THE ADOPTION OF THIS RESOLUTION IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED. BY THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT OF CARVEL COUNTY. THAT SECTION ONE COUNTY CLERK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO CAUSE NOTICE, TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE COMMISSIONER'S COMMISSIONER'S COURT INTENTION TO ISSUES CERTIFICATES AND AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3 MILLION. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAIN. CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE COUNTY TO BE INCURRED FOR MAKING PERMANENT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND FOR OTHER PUBLIC PURPOSES TO WITH WANTED. ONE ACQUIRING, DESIGNATING,

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CONSTRUCTING RENOVATING, REPAIRING AND IMPROVING VARIOUS COUNTY FACILITIES TO THE PURCHASE OF MATERIAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, LAND MACHINERY LANDSCAPE. LANDSCAPING AND RIGHT AWAYS FOR AUTHORIZED NEEDS AND PURPOSES RELATED TO THE AFOREMENTIONED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND PAYMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATING TO DESIGN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT. FINANCING OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PROJECTS. THE CERTIFICATES WILL BE PAYABLE FROM THE LEVY OF AN ANNUAL AVELAR ATTACKS WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS PRESCRIBED BY LAW UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE COUNTY. AND ADDITIONALLY SECURED BY A LEAN AND PLEDGE OF CERTAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE OPERATION OF THE COUNTY JAIL. THE NOTE IS HEREBY APPROVED AND AUTHORIZED TO BE PUBLISHED, READ SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE FORM AND CONTENT OF EXHIBIT A. ATTACHED HERE. T WHICH NOTICES INCORPORATED HERE IN BY REFERENCE IN HIS PART OF THE RESOLUTION FOR ALL PURPOSES. SECTION TWO COUNTY CLERK SHALL CAUSE THE NOTICED DESCRIBED IN SECTION ONE TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY ONCE A WEEK. FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AND DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION SHALL BE AT LEAST 30 DAYS, DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE STATED THERE IN FOR PASSAGE OF THE ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES. SECTION THREE, THE COUNTY JUDGE, COUNTY AUDITOR COUNTY CLERIC COUNTY ATTORNEY AS APPROPRIATE OR THEIR DESIGNEE, ARE AUTHORIZED TO REVIEW AN APPROVED THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT PERTAIN T EVEN OFFERING SALE AND ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES AND EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENTED CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS COMBINED CONTAINED. AND THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULE SECTION FOR THE RECITAL IS CONTAINED IN THE PREAMBLE HERE OF. ARE HEREBY FOUND TO BE TRUE AND SUCH RECITALS ARE HEREBY MADE PART OF THIS RESOLUTION FOR ALL PURPOSES, AND OUR ADOPTED IS A PART OF THE JUDGMENT FINDINGS. THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT. SECTION FIVE ALL ORDERS AND RESOLUTIONS OR PARTS. THERE ARE. ARE IN CONFLICT OR INCONSISTENT WITH ANY PROVISION OF THE RESOLUTION THERE, HEREBY REPEALED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT AND THE PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION OF THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE AND REMAIN CONTROLLING. AS TO THE MATTERS RESOLVED HERE IN SECTION SIX. THIS RESOLUTION, SO BE CONSTRAINED AND FORCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. SECTION SEVEN. IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS RESOLUTION OF THE APPLICATION THEREOF, ANY PERSON THEIR CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL BE SHALL BE HELD TO BE INVALID THE REMAINDER OF THIS RESOLUTION AND APPLICATION OF SUCH PROVISION TO OTHER PERSONS IN CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NEVER LAST BE VALID. AND THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT HEREBY DECLARES THAT THIS RESOLUTION WOULD HAVE BEEN INACTIVE WITHOUT SUCH AND VALID FOR PROVISIONS. SECTION EIGHT OF THE OFFICIAL IF IT IS OFFICIALLY FOUND DETERMINED AND DECLARED THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED, WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE TIME, PLACE AND SUBJECT MATTER. OF THE PUBLIC BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED AT SUCH A MEETING, INCLUDING THIS RESOLUTION WAS GIVEN. ALL AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 551 HAS AMENDED TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION NINE. THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE ENFORCING, EFFECTIVE FROM AND AFTER THE DATE OF ITS ADOPTION. AND IT AND IT IS SO RESOLVED. PASSING APPROVE THIS DAY. THIS NIGHT DAY OF JUNE 2020. OKAY, I. DO I HAVE A MOTION TO BRING IN CONSIDERATION OF THE RESOLUTION? SO THANK YOU SO MUCH WAY HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? OH, I'M SORRY TO BE READY. WE HAVE A SECOND. I MOVED TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION BY THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT OF COLORADO COUNTING AUTHORIZING AN APPROVING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE. OF ATTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION. COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS CAN CONTAIN IN SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RULE. 15 SEATS TO DASH 12 AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE BAIT. OKAY NOW HAVE EMOTIONS. WE HAVE AMONGST IN A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. THOSE NINE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS. WE'RE GOING TO GO THE ITEM 25. DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE

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THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30TH 2019.

HELLO. HOW ARE YOU? GOOD. UM, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW ME. I'M DEBRA FRAZER, SHAREHOLDER AND ARMSTRONG VON AND ASSOCIATES AND WE PERFORMED THE EXTERNAL AUDIT THIS YEAR, WHICH I BELIEVE YOU HAVE IN YOUR UNPACK IT. I'D LIKE TO START BY THANKING THE AUDITOR'S

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OFFICE AND EVERY OTHER DEPARTMENT THAT HELPED US BECAUSE I THINK WE WERE PROBABLY VERY INVASIVE FOR A COUPLE WEEKS AND THEN PROBABLY PRODDED ON FOR. A MONTH OR TWO AFTER THAT, SO THEY WERE ALL VERY GRACIOUS AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. UM, ON PAGE ONE OF THE AUDIT. THIS IS THE AUDITORS OPINION. AND OUR AUDITORS. OPINION WAS AN UNMODIFIED OPINION, WHICH MEANS AFTER ADJUSTMENTS. YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE FAIRLY STATED MATERIALLY CORRECT. WE DID HAVE 28 ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE. REGULAR ADJUSTMENTS AND THEN ABOUT 12 GAS BE ADJUSTMENTS. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE SET UP IN. IN A FORMAT THAT YOU GET THE OPINION, THEN RIGHT AFTER THE OPINION IS THE INDIANA AND THAT'S WRITTEN ON BY US, BUT FROM YOUR MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE. AND IT READS ON THE FULL ACCRUAL BASIS. AFTER THAT, YOU HAVE THE FULL OF CRUEL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. THAT MEANS. YOU SEE YOUR CAPITAL ASSETS, ALL OF YOUR DEAD. COMPENSATED ABSENCES IN YOUR PENSION LIABILITIES.

FOLLOWING THAT YOU'LL SEE THE MODIFIED A CRUEL APPROACH. AND THOUGH THAT'S HOWYOU BUDGET THOSE THAT'S HOW YOU REGULARLY SEE YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. IT'S ON A CONSUMPTION METHOD.

RATHER THAN A FULL OF KROLL METHOD, SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO TURN TO PAGE 15. AND THIS IS A STATEMENT OF NET POSITION. THE ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS ON A FULL OF CRUEL BASIS WERE 52.7 MILLION ALMOST 52.8 MILLION FOR THE END OF THE YEAR. 21 OR 22.22 MILLION OF THAT. IS CASH AND INVESTMENTS. YOU HAD DEFERRED OUTFLOWS OF RESOURCE IS AND THIS HAS TO DO MAINLY WITH YOUR PENSION. OF 1.6 MILLION. AND YOU HAD LIABILITIES OF 21.2 MILLION.

AND THIS INCLUDES ON A FULL OF CROW BASIS, THE PENSION LIABILITIES AND THEN YOUR OTHER DEAD, FOR INSTANCE, ALL YOU'RE BONDED DEAD. DIFFERED IN FLOWS OF RESOURCE IS AIR NEXT, AND YOU HAD PENSION RELATED. INFLOWS OF 286,000 AND THEN ANOTHER 20 AND GRANT REVENUE.

THAT LEFT YOU WITH 32.9 MILLION IN TOTAL NET POSITION. AND THAT INCLUDES 10.7 MILLION IN FIXED ASSETS NET OF RELATED DEBT. YOU HAVE ONE MILLION IN DEBT SERVICE ARE RESTRICTED FOR DEAD SERVICE. AND THEN YOU HAVE CAPITAL ACT WAS ACQUISITIONS WITH CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.

OF CLOSE TO SIX AND THEN YOUR UNRESTRICTED NET POSITION WAS SIX. ALMOST 15.3 MILLION. I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO SKIP TO PAGE 19. THIS IS YOUR BALANCE SHEET. AND THIS AGAIN IS ON THE MODIFIED ACCRUAL BASW YOU BUDGET. YOUR TOTAL ASSETS AT THE END OF THE YEAR, AND THIS IS ALL OF YOUR FUNDS. WORD. 25.3 MILLION AGAIN. 22 MILLION OF THAT IS CASH AND INVESTMENTS. WHEN HAVE YOU FLIPPED ALL THE WAY BACK TO OUR BUDGET TOE ACTUAL. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, WHICH ARE ON PAGE 53 54. 53 IS YOUR GENERAL FUNDS. SO YOU BUDGETED TO BRING IN REVENUES OF ALMOST 23 MILLION AND YOU ACTUALLY BROUGHT IN REVENUES OF 23 A HALF 1,000,000. YOU HAD A POSITIVE VARIANCE BECAUSE SHE BROUGHT IN MORE OF 617. AND IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR REVENUES COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. YOU HAD 21.1 MILLION IN REVENUES LAST YEAR, COMPARED TO 23 A HALF 1,000,000 THIS YEAR. TOTAL EXPENDITURES ARE BROKEN DOWN BY FUNCTION. AND YOU BUDGETED TO SPEND 18.9 MILLION AND YOU ACTUALLY SPENT 17 MILLION. SO YOU HAD A POSITIVE VARIANCE THERE OF 1.9 MILLION. THAT'S COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. YOU SPENT 15.4 MILLION. OR TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES IN USES. WE'RE 3.8 MILLION IN YOU BUDGETED 3.9 MILLION. SO YOUR NET CHANGEOVER ALL AND FRIEND BALANCE WAS 2.6 MILLION WHICH INCREASED YOUR FUND BALANCE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. FROM 10 POINT 8,000,002 13.5

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MILLION. IF YOU LOOK AT PAGE 50 FOR THIS IS YOUR UNIT ROAD FUND. YOUR TOTAL REVENUES IN THE UNIT ROAD FUND, WHERE 1.2 MILLION ANY BUDGETED ALMOST 1.3 MILLION. SO YOU HAD A POSITIVE VARIANCE THERE. YOU ALSO BROUGHT IN A LITTLE MORE THAN LAST YEAR LAST YEAR BEING 996,000. TOTAL EXPENDITURES WERE FOUR POINT ALMOST 4.2 MILLION. ANY BUDGETED. 4.8 MILLION. SO YOU HAD A POSITIVE VARIANCE THERE. HE TRANSFERRED IN 3.5 1,000,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUNDS. IT LEFT YOU WITH A POSITIVE NET CHANGE IN FROM BALANCE OF $525,000. SO YOU'RE FROM BALANCE AT THE END OF THE YEAR ON. RODENT BRIDGER UNIT ROAD IS TWO POINT ALMOST 2.2 MILLION. I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO GO BACKWARDS. I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE HAD A COUPLE PRIOR PERIOD ADJUSTMENTS. AND THAT'S ON PAGE 50. NO, JAY, UM, WE NOTED THAT YOU'RE UNDER UNDERSTATED PREPAID. YOU HAD UNDERSTATED PREPAID INSURANCE LAST YEAR OF 211,000.

UNDERSTATED FIXED ASSETS OF ALMOST 1.8 MILLION. AND THIS WILL THIS, UM. FIXED ASSETS PREPARED ADJUSTMENT WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE UNTIL YOU. GET A GRASP ON THE WHOLE OF YOUR FIXED ASSETS FOR THE COUNTY, AND WE ALSO HAD A CHANGE IN POLICY OF ESTIMATE OF ALLOWANCE FOR COURT FINDS. OF ALMOST TWO MILLION. I DO WANT TO POINT OUT ON PAGE 56. THIS IS THE TEXAS COUNTY AND DISTRICT REAP RETIREMENT SYSTEM. YOUR RETIREMENT SYSTEM IS AUDITED BASICALLY BY GR MILLIMAN. SORRY, GRS CITIES AND SO THEY SEND EACH COUNTY A REPORT IN THE SUMMER OF EACH YEAR. BASE, BASICALLY TELLING YOU WHITEN YOUR PENSION LIABILITY BASED ON ASSUMPTIONS. THAT ARE PUT INTO AN ACTUARIAL STUDY. SO AT THE END OF THE YEAR LAST YEAR. YOU. I HAD 806,000 NET PENSION LIABILITY. IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE YEAR BEFORE YOU HAD A 702 ASSETS RATHER THAN A LIABILITY. THAT 1.5 $1,000,000 CHANGE IS REALLY DUE TO YOUR NET INVESTMENT INCOME. THE NET INVESTMENT INCOME IF YOU LOOK AT IT SPECIFIC DATE, 12 31 2017 WAS 2.5 1,000,000 COMPARED TO A LOSS OF 367,000 LAST YEAR. THAT CAN BE SEEN ON PAGE 56. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS, OR IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE REPORT. I'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO OUR LETTERS. I DO WANT TO SAY IF YOU DO HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR YOU. JUST WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THE REPORT OR OUR WORK. ON EACH ONE OF OUR LETTERS AND OUR OPINION LETTER. YOU'LL SEE THAT OUR ADDRESS, NAME AN ADDRESS OR AT THE BOTTOM AND AGAIN, DEBRA FRAZER. WE HAVE ISSUED TWO LETTERS, ONE'S MATERIAL WEAKNESS AND A SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCY AND INTERNAL CONTROL LETTER. THEM.

WE'RE BASICALLY TELLING YOU WITH THE MATERIAL WEAKNESS. THAT THERE IS. CHANCE OF A FUTURE ADVANCE EVENTS OCCURRING THAT. WHAT? I'M SORRY. WE'RE TELLING YOU THAT WE WON'T BE ABLE TO POSSIBLY DETECT IF THERE'S FRAUD OR MISS APPROACHED CREATION OF ASSETS.

THE NEXT LEVEL UP A SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES. AND THAT'S A LITTLE LESS ERR. YOU KNOW, WE, UH THERE. LESS LESS LIKELY TO BE UNOBSERVED. ON PAGE TWO. THIS IS THE LIST OF YOUR MATERIAL WEAKNESSES. CASH. CASH EQUIVALENTS ARE NOT BEING RECONCILED ON A TIMELY BASIS.

CURRENTLY YOU HAVEN'T RECONCILED NOVEMBER OF 2019. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE. FOR SEVERAL REASONS. YOU'RE NOT CATCHING ANY ERRORS IN YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YOU AS A COMMISSIONER'S COURT AREN'T SEEING. AN ACCURATE ESTIMATE OF YOUR CASH LIABILITIES. AND IF YOU HAVE AN ERROR. THE BANK WILL TYPICALLY WILL ONLY GO BACK. UM, A COUPLE MONTHS, SO YOU'RE NOVEMBER ERRORS MAY NOT BE REPAID. SO IF YOU HAD SOME TYPE OF FRAUD.

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WHICH HAS BECOME VERY COMMON IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS FOR A LOT OF CITIES, CITIES AND COUNTIES.

GOVERNMENTS WHERE SOMEBODY HISS. FORGED YOUR CHECKS MADE A COPY OF THEIR OWN PAST THEM THROUGH YOU MAY NOT. I FIND THESE AND IF YOU DO FIND HIM IN MAY OF 2020. IT'S LESS LIKELY THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE REPAID FOR THEM BY THE BANK. SO IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR BANK RECONCILIATIONS UP TO DATE. ESPECIALLY IN THAT MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT, WHERE ALL THE FUNDS GO THROUGH. THE NEXT ITEM IS YOUR REVENUE CODING. SO WE NOTED DURING OUR AUDIT THAT REVENUE'S COMING INTO THE TREASURER'S OFFICE ARE TYPICALLY BEING. CODED TO AN ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE RATHER THAN THE SPECIFIC REVENUES AND LIABILITIES AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. SO YOU'RE NOT ACCURATELY REFLECTION YOUR REVENUES. ON A DAILY BASIS. THE NEXT ITEM IS YOUR PURCHASE ORDERS NOTED IN OUR TESTING OF DISBURSEMENTS, THATYOU DIDN'T COMPLY WITH THE COUNTY PURCHASING ACT. CHAPTER 2 62 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. THIS REQUIRES THAT PURCHASES OVER 50,000 HAVE A COMPETITIVE BID. OR PROPOSAL A REVERSE ACTION PROCEDURE OR THEY COMPLY WITH 22 69 OF THE CODE. IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED ON SUPPLIES IF THE COUNTY PURCHASES OVER $50,000 FROM ONE PARTICULAR VENDOR, SO IT'S NOT EACH PURCHASE. IT'S ACCUMULATIVE PURCHASE OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. WE REALIZED THAT THIS IS A NEW DEPARTMENT, BUT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER SENDING. AND YOUR NEW PERSON, TEO, THE STATE SPONSORED SCHOOL FOR PURCHASING IT HAS A THEY HAVE A VERY GOOD SCHOOL THAT WOULD AND ACTUALLY HELP. I THINK IN THIS MATTER. THE NEXT ITEMS ARE SIGNIFICANT EFFICIENCIES. YOU'RE FIXED ACTS ASSET TRACKING, WHICH YOU NOTICE I DISCUSSED EARLIER. YOU HAVE AH. PRIOR PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT AGAIN. YOU HAD A PRIOR PERIOD ADJUSTMENT ON FIXED ASSETS LAST YEAR FROM THE PREVIOUS AUDITOR. WE ADDED $1.8 MILLION IN ASSETS, SO YOU REALLY NEED TO BE VERY DILIGENT AND GETTING FIXED ASSET LIST LOADING LOADED ON IN CODE, WHICH IS YOUR SOFTWARE SYSTEM? AND THEN ONCE THAT'S LOCATED UPLOADED. IT WILL BE A LOT EASIER FOR YOU TO TRACK AND DO A PHYSICAL INVENTORY EVERY YEAR. ADDITIONALLY IT WILL MAKE YOUR DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE MUCH CLEANER. YOU ALSO HAVE AGENCY FUNDS AND SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS. SO ALL OF YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE BIG ACCOUNTS, BASICALLY IN THEIR CARE WHETHER IT BE THE COMMISSARY FUNDS, THE COUNTY CLERK TRUST ACCOUNTS. HE IS HOT CHECK FUNDS, SO THEY ALL HAVE INDIVIDUAL. FUNDS THES FUNDS REALLY NEED TO BE ON YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE A REQUIREMENT. MY GAS. BE THAT ALL OF THEM. COME ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, BUT IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT YOU GUYS ARE THAT YOUR COUNTY IS AUDITING THESE FIGHT THESE SMALL ACCOUNTS BECAUSE. THEY'RE NOT REGULARLY REVIEWED. THESE ACCOUNTS SHOULD BE. RECONCILED AND SENT OVER TO THE COUNTY ON A MONTH, THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE ON A MONTHLY BASIS MAN. REALLY THEY SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT. WE HAD AN ISSUE WHERE. YOU SPENT OVER $100,000 OR MAYBE IT WAS $80,000 ON SPECIFIC. ITEM, BUT IT WAS NOT BID OUT. SO WE'RE WE'RE WE'RE MISSING THAT TRANSPARENCY. THAT WAS THE COMMISSARY FUND. YES, SIR. YES, SIR. AND SO THOSE THINGS THEY STILL HAVE TO COMPLY WITH COUNTY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. YOU CAN'T JUST ALLOW THEM, TIO. NOT FOLLOW COUNTY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

THE NEXT ITEM IS THE G L ACCOUNTS ARE RECONCILED, UNDERLINING SUBSIDIARY ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS. TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR IS CHARGED WITH MAINTAINING THE RECORDS OF THE COUNTY'S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. AS NOTED IN THE PREVIOUS AUDITOR IN THE PRIOR YEAR, WE NOTICED NUMEROUS BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTS ARE NOT BEING RECONCILED TO SUPPORT THE

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SUBSIDIARY LEDGERS, MRS. YOUR ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. AND YOUR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ACCOUNTS. ONE OF THE REASONS THEY'RE NOT RECONCILE THIS BECAUSE YOU'RE RECORDING ALL OF YOUR. UM OR THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS, UH, RECORDING ALL OF YOUR INCOME TO AN AIR ACCOUNT RATHER THAN A REVENUE ACCOUNT. ADDITIONALLY, YOUR DUE TUESDAY FROM'S AND TRANSFERS WERE NOT RECONCILED.

SO SUPPORTING SUBSIDIARY LEDGERS AND ACCOUNTS SHOULD BE PREPARED BY THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL. AND THE ELECTED OFFICIAL PURCHASING AGENT OR GRANT COORDINATOR AND THEN AUDITED IN RECONCILED. BY THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S PART. THE NEXT ITEM IS THE FUNCTION OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 1 15 AUDIT OF COUNTY FINDING FINANCES REQUIRES THAT AT LEAST ONE ONCE EACH QUARTER THE COUNTY AUDITOR, SHE'LL CHECK THE BOOKS AND SHALL EXAMINE. IN DETAIL THE REPORTS OF THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR, THE COUNTY TREASURE AND ALL OTHER OFFICES. AND AS NOTED IN SEVERAL OF OUR FINDINGS, AND BY THE PREVIOUS AUDITOR, THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE. IS INVOLVED IN PREPARING MUCH OF THIS DATA. THAT'S NOT THEIR JOB. THEY REALLY NEED TO BE AUDITING THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RATHER THAN INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION AND A GOOD EXAMPLE IS THAT REVENUE WHAT'S HAPPENING? WHEN YOUR REVENUE COMES IN, IT'S RECORDED A R AND THEN MYRON JIAN IN THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE ARE MOVING IT TO. CORRECT SPOT, AND IF THEY'RE DOING THAT WORK, THEY CAN'T GO BACK AND AUDIT THEMSELVES. ANY QUESTIONS ON ANY OF THOSE. DO YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS? SO. THAT'S THAT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE A STAFFING ISSUE WAY MAY I NEED TO TELL YOU. I DON'T. I DON'T KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO PEOPLE IN THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, AND WE HAVE. 66 HOW MANY? FIVE WAYS. WE NOW HAVE THE WE'RE TAKING CARE OF PAYROLL IN OUR OFFICE AND WE AUDITED HIS WELL. WE HAVE ACCOUNTS, PAVEL, AND WE AUDIT THAT AS WELL. AND THEN WE HAVE THE INTERNAL AUDITOR. AND FIRST I JUST I WAS 155 YES. OKAY. SO TYPICALLY WHAT I SEE. ANDI I'LL JUST GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF KIRK COUNTY. THEY HAVE TO IN THE, UM. COUNTY TREASURES OFFICE AND. THEY DO PART OF PAYROLL ALSO SO. I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN, I'M NOT GONNA COMMENT STAFF ISSUE, BUT I AUDIT SEVERAL OTHER COUNTIES, AND IT'S TYPICALLY. A LOWER NUMBER HANDLED IN THE TREASURE AND USUALLY, PAYROLL IS PART OF THAT FUNCTION. SO. THANK YOU THAT THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING. YOUR BANK RECS ARE NOT EASY. THERE'S A LOT OF TRANSACTIONS THAT GO THROUGH IT, SO IT IT TAKES DILIGENCE. YOU KNOW A DILIGENT WORK. THE NEXT LETTER IS THE COMMUNICATION WITH THOSE CHARGED WITH GOVERNANCE. AND THIS HAS I DON'T WANT TO SAY LESSER INTERNAL CONTROLS, BUT YOU KNOW THERE. THEY'RE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE FIXED. BUT THEY AREN'T AS IMPORTANT AS THE MATERIAL WEAKNESSES AND SIGNIFICANT EFFICIENCIES. I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT ON THE SECOND PAGE, WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES. AND YOU WOULD CHANGE THE ESTIMATE FOR UNCOLLECTED RECEIVABLES FROM MUNICIPAL COURT REVENUES. BASED ON CURRENT COLLECTION RATES. ALSO GAS BE IMPLEMENTED A NEW GAS BE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING STANDARD 88 IT REQUIRED US TO SEPARATE. PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND DIRECT BORROWINGS IN THE REPORT, SO THAT ALSO WAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR. WHAT WE CONSIDERED WAS YOUR SIGNIFICANT ESTIMATES WERE USEFUL EYES OF APPRECIATION CALCULATIONS ON CAPITAL ASSETS.

ALLOWANCE FOR UNCOLLECTIBLE RECEIVABLES FOR FINES AND PROPERTY TAXES. AND THEN THAT PENSION LIABILITY. AND THE RELATED ASSUMPTIONS AND MARCH MORTALITY RATES. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES. WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU AT LEAST READ GATSBY, 68 WHICH IS THE NET PENSION LIABILITY. AND THE PRIOR PERIOD ADJUSTMENTS. WE DID NOT HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT EFFICIENCIES THAT WE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE AUDIT ARE SIGNIFICANT. DIFFICULTIES

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WITH, UM ANY STAFF OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE HAD UNCORRECTED MISSTATEMENTS 228,000 OF TO OF 2018. MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE WAS RECORDED IN 2019. AND I JUST HAVE TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THAT.

45,000 GAIN ON REEF ENDING WAS NOT RECORDED ON THE GOVERNMENT WIDE STATEMENTS RESULTING IN AN UNDERSTATED GAME ON RE FUNDING. WE DID CONSIDERABLE ADJUSTMENTS TO CORRECT BEGINNING FUND BALANCE TO AGREE WITH THE PRIOR YEAR AUDIT. WE HAD JUST RECLASSIFIED VARIOUS REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES CODED TO TRANSFER ACCOUNTS. FIRE PERIOD ADJUSTMENTS TO CORRECT OVERSTATED FINDS DUE TO STATE AND UNDERSTATED FIXED ASSETS FINDS RECEIVABLE ALLOWANCE AND PRE PAID INSURANCE. WE RECORDED A RE FUNDING OF DEBT. WE REVERSE PRIOR YEAR AND RECORDED CRANE, URUK RULES AND WE CORRECTED, PULLED CASH. THERE WAS UNEXAMINED SINCE OF A MATERIAL STATEMENT THAT AFFECTED THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE PRIOR PERIOD IN WHICH THERE WAS A PREDECESSOR, AUDITOR. UM I DID CONTACT MR CRANE, AND WE WENT OVER EACH ONE OF THE ADJUSTMENTS. UM, YOU RECEIVED AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS AUDIT, I THINK LAST THURSDAY. AND THE REASON IS HE DISAGREED WITH ONE OF MY COMMENTS ON APART PERIOD ADJUSTMENT BECAUSE THE ESTIMATE WAS CHANGED. SO WE KIND OF AGREED THAT I WOULD JUST DO THAT AS AN EMPHASIS OF MATTER, PARAGRAPH. AND THEN, UH, AN ESTIMATE CHANGE IN POLICY. UM. WE HAD NO DISAGREEMENTS WITH MANAGEMENT. REPRESENTATIVE REPRESENTATIVE TAE SHIN'S. YOU HAVE A REP LETTER TO SIGN AFTER THIS IS APPROVED. AND WE DON'T KNOW THAT MANAGEMENT. I CONSULTED WITH ANY OTHER OUTSIDE ACCOUNTANTS. WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND COMMENT. YOU HAVE A STATE PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUNDS. WELL, YOU HAVE YOU NEED TO COMPLY WITH STATE PUBLIC INVESTMENT. FIND IT FACT. AND OUR PROCEDURES DETERMINED THAT THE COUNTY IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RESPECTS THE REQUIRED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPAIRED REPORTS PREPARED BY THE COUNTY TREASURE. WERE INCOMPLETE AND HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER SCORE. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU. APPROVE THESE REPORTS QUARTERLY AND THAT THEY'RE SIGNED. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS OR ISSUES INVESTMENTS AGAIN. THE QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORTS PREPARED DID NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE REQUIRED ACCOUNTS, AND IT WAS NOT SIGNED. THERE WAS NO DOCUMENTATION THAT IT WAS PRESENTED TO COMMISSIONER'S COURT. THE INVESTMENT POLICY HAD NOT BEEN APPROVED BY COMMISSIONER'S COURT FOR SEVERAL YEARS. IT'S REQUIRED TO BE APPROVED EVERY YEAR.

APARTMENT DEPOSITS. WE NOTED THAT DISTRICT OFFICIALS SANITATION IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS OF THE COUNTY BRING OVER THEIR DEPOSITS TO THE TREASURES OFFICE MONTHLY. THIS SHOULD BE DONE. LEE AT LEAST WEEKLY. AND CONTROLS SHOULD BE IMPROVED OVERALL COLLECTIONS TO KEEP THEM SECURE AND GET THEM DEPOSITED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS MANAGEMENT. THE COUNTY GRANT MANAGER AND COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE WERE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE ACCURATE SCHEDULE, FEDERAL EXPENDITURES AND SCHEDULE STATE EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR. ALL GRANT SHOULD BE TRACKED CORRECTLY IN THE FINANCIALS SHOW THAT TIMING IN AND RULES ARE TAKING CARE ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. COMPLETE INACCURATE, SEE, FANCY SAYS SHOULD BE MAINTAINED. NOT REALLY ON A MONTHLY BASIS ON BRECK INSULT TO THE FINANCIALS.

IN ADDITION, THE CORRECT TIMING SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND KRUL'S RECORDED CORRECTLY ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. AND IF YOU REMEMBER ONE OF OUR UNADJUSTED MISSTATEMENTS WAS MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE ON GRANTS. WE RECOMMEND THAT THE REPORT WE PREPARED BY THE GRANTS MANAGER AND THEN REVIEWED BY THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE. DURING OUR AUDIT TESTING, WE WERE ABLE TO GERMAN DETERMINED THAT BASED ON GRAND EXPENDITURES. A SINGLE AUDIT WAS NOT REQUIRED FOR YEAR INTO 2019. THAT'S ALL I HAVE. IF YOU IS KIND OF LIKE READING THAT RESOLUTION THAT YOU HAVE TO READ SO I NEED A BOTTLE OF WATER. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AGAIN? IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS LATER ON, I KNOW THIS IS VERY QUICK. I'D BE HAPPY TO GO OVER. THEM WITH YOU. WE LOVE SELENA, MY AUDIT MANAGER AND I LOVE TALKING ABOUT OUR REPORTS. BECAUSE REALLY, NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT HIM SO. AGAIN. YOU CAN

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GIVE ME A CALLER. I MAY HAVE SOMETHING. I FOUND THAT VERY INTERESTING TO READ ALL.

REALLY, THANK YOU. A LOT OF A LOT OF. THINGS YOU HAVE NOTED IN THERE, I SAW PERSONALLY IN THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, OKAY? BUT THERE IS MISTAKEN. MY NAKEDNESS FELT THIS DOCUMENT.

OH, MY GOD. PAIGE ARE PAID 224. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I THINK HE'S A ROMAN NUMERAL THREE, ACTUALLY. THEY JUST MISSED. OH, OKAY. I WILL CORRECT THAT BEFORE WE GO FINAL. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. SHOULD MAKE SURE ALL OF YOU WERE STILL GREAT. ANY OTHER. GET BACK TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE HERE. MAYBE ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES THAT WILL NOT ONE OF THE, UM. ITEMS THAT USUALLY EVERYBODY KIND OF LOOKS. THAT ALSO IS THE UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE. UM OH, YES, THAT THAT IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMISSIONERS. COURT COUNTY JUDGE AND THAT IT IS. I MEAN, I KNOW THAT THAT'S DISCUSSED, I THINK ON PAGE THREE UNDER THE OVERVIEW, OR YOU COULD GO INTO DETAIL ON THAT, BUT THAT'S ALWAYS OF IMPORTANCE TO OUR COMMISSIONERS COURT. ON PAGE 21 OF MY REPORT, AND I'M APPARENTLY IT'S IN YUR TWO HUNDREDS IS YOUR AND ASSIGNED BALANCE, WHICH IS 13. AND 1/2 $1,000,000 YOU ACTUALLY HAD TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND THIS PAST YEAR IN THE GENERAL FUND OF 17 MILLION, SO YOU HAVE 3/4 OF A YEAR OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE. GET OUT. THAT'S ALWAYS GOOD. SO THAT'S A REFLECTION OF THE GOOD WORK THAT ALL THE DEPARTMENT TENT AND I KNOW WE'VE GOT MANAGEMENT COMMENTS AND WAY BUYS GOT ROOM FROM IT FOR IMPROVEMENT. I KNOW THAT IF YOU'RE NOT I'M SURE NEXT YEAR. I DON'T KNOW. I'VE NEVER WORKED IN AN ENTITY THAT THERE'S NOT BEEN ANY. WELL, MAYBE THERE HAS BEEN. I'VE WORKED IN ANY THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE COMMENTS. YOU KNOW, WE WORKED ON HIM. WE IMPROVED HIM. AND WE GOT THROUGH THEM. BUT WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT DEBBIE AND SELENA AND THEY'RE ALL INDIVIDUALS HAVE WORKED WITH US ON AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR ALWAYS. I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO AND I DON'T SAY THIS FACETIOUSLY IN THE BOMBINGS, BUT WHENEVER YOU HAVE A NEW AUDIT, YOU HAVE AH, NEW AUDIT FROM LOOKING AT YOU. THEY'RE ALWAYS GONNA LOOK AT YOU AND REVIEW AND FIND THINGS. YOU CAN HAVE NEW FINDINGS THAT WE ALL HAVE TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO WORK ON. AND OF COURSE, WE'VE GOT A NEW DEPARTMENTS ALSO PURCHASING AGENT GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR SO, UM NEW LOOK WHEN WE'VE GOT NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS. IT'S EVERYBODY. IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS, SO WE JUST APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WORKING WITH THIS. AND, UM. WAIT CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE AND WORKED WITH US, EVIE AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT AND WE ALWAYS REACH OUT TO THEM. ALSO, ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE.

WAIT DO OUR BEST AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN CORRECT THESE WITHIN THE YEAR. AND GET OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE THE DEPARTMENT HEAD ARE YOU KNOW WE'RE TRYING TO WORK ON CORRECTING WHATEVER WE NEED TO OUR DEPARTMENT. WE'VE ALREADY. WE'VE GOT THE INVESTMENT POLICY IN DRAFT FORM, AND IT'S BEEN SENT TO OUR COUNTY ATTORNEY, TIO COUNTY JUDGE AND ALSO TO OUR TREASURE TO REVIEW AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN BRING THAT BACK BEFORE. COMMISSIONERS, CORPORAL REVIEW AND. FINANCIAL POLICIES THAT WILL BE REVIEWED HERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, BUT WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO CORRECT ANYTHING THAT WE'VE GOT. COMMISSIONERS. I'M LOOKING FOR EMOTION TO PROVED ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR IN SEPTEMBER 30TH 2019. SOME OF IT. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. WE HAVE A SECOND. AUSTIN HAVE EMOTION. SECOND, I'M A FAVOR SAY AYE. I OPPOSED MOTION CARRIES. THANK THANK YOU, ENJOY. INDULGE ME ONE MORE BRIEF RECESS FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. ALL RIGHT, FOLKS,E GOING TO GO AHEAD AND REASON COURT AT 11 59. I THINK WE'RE DONE JUMPING AROUND, SO I'M GOING TO SKIP BACK TO THE TOP. CONSENTED AND THE

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COMMISSIONER'S A DISCUSSION ON THIS CONSENT AGENDA NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE. DO WHAT I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION. THEY FOUND THE PAPER BECAUSE I GOT THEM ALL. ADAM BEFORE IN THE CASINO, GEMMA. OVERSIGHT. APRIL 2022 APRIL 26. $1700 TO FLEET CORE. HOW IS THIS MIST IN THE MONTHLY YOU KNOW WHAT NOW THAT. IT STATES THAT THE CHECK FOR THE HUMAN CARDS. I WAS NOT PINCHED IT TILL THREE O'CLOCK ATHLETE CORPS. WE HAD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT HAD TO BE REIMBURSED FOR GAS. IT'S NOT THAT'S BEYOND OUR CONTROL. BUT THIS GOES BACK TO APRIL. HOW DID THEY DISCOVER HOW WAS THAT MISSED? HARPER. WHEN DO YOU TAKE THAT? IS THE FLEET CORE PAYMENT ON HER GAS CARD. THIS IS THE WAY WAY GET BUILD. THIS WAY. UM, COMMISSIONER SHELTON AND. WE HAD GOT THAT WAS WHEN WE WERE RECEIVING A PHONE CALL THAT THEY WERE SHUTTING OFF.

THE, UM. THE FUEL THE CARDS. AND SO WHEN WE STARTED IN SOME RESEARCH, UM APPARENTLY, IT'S JUST THE WAY THE TIMING OF THE BILLS AND SO THEY BILL. US WEEKLY. AND SO WHEN WE FIGURED OUT, I THINK WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS THEY WANNA AUTOMATE THEY WANT US TO AUTOMATE AND JUST FOR US TO GO AHEAD AND JUST HEY, THEM, UM. BY A CH, BUT WE'RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH DOING THAT. JUST BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING TRANSPARENT AND SEND YOU. EVERYTHING LIKE WE NORMALLY DO. AND YOU GET TO SEE THE BILL AND YOU GET TO REVIEW EVERYTHING. SO ON THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT, THEY SAID, IF YOU DON'T PAY US, WE'RE GOING CUT OFF THE. CARDS TO EVERYBODY. AND SO WE HAD TO PAY THIS IN ADVANCE TO THEM. OR WE HAD TO PAY THIS ON AND GET IT RATIFIED. OTHERWISE THEY WERE GONNA CUT OFF, OKAY, I'M ALRIGHT WITH IT. I JUST. COULDN'T SEE HOW THIS WAS FROM APRIL, THEN ONLY WINNING. AND IT'S A MONTH LATER. THAT WE HAVE NO WAY ALL THE MONEY. WE SHOP. YES OTHER REQUEST A HAND ON THE DOCTOR THAT WE DO HAVE THIS SOURCE IS THAT WE HAVE DATED. THE DATE OF THE SIGNATURES WERE PUT ON THIS THING THAT'S NOT ON THERE, AND I THINK THAT'S OF IMPORTANCE TO TRANSPARENCY OF CHALLENGING ONE THINGS OF THIS NATURE IS OKAY.

APPRECIATE IT. SURE. HEY. THE OTHER COMMENTS, COMMISSIONERS. IF NOT, WE HAVEN'T DOING WE GET EMOTION, OKAY. OPTION THAT WE APPROVE THE CONSENTED. WE HAVE EMOTION THAT WE HAVE A SECOND.

SECOND, WE HAVE EMOTION. A SECOND HOME IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE NINE MOTION CARRIES I DON'T 12. DISCUSSION. ACTION TO CONSIDER PROHIBITING OR RESTRICTING CERTAIN FIREWORKS AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF CHOLERA COUNTY. I'M SORRY. ARE YOU GOING? NINE BURN BAN. WHAT ARE WE SKIPPING 90 NO. SORRY I FORGOT. WE DIDN'T DO THE BURN BAND. MY APOLOGIES. I'VE BEEN KIND OF JUMPING AROUND A LITTLE TO ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE SCHEDULED. ADAM NINE. DISCUSSION ACTION

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REGARDING BURN BAN HECTOR SENT ME THE CABLE GUY. HE IS NOT HERE BECAUSE WITHOUT WARNING, THE. I'M AT THE. MILITARY APPEARED IN LA CARTE TO DO OUR NURSING HOMES TODAY. WITHOUT NOTIFICATION, SO HE'S THERE. AT LEAST NO NOTIFICATION TO THE COUNTY. I THINK WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE THE BURN. BAN OFF. YES, I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION. OKAY WE HAVE EMOTION TO LEAVE THE BURN.

BAN OFF. DO WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND? WE HAVE EMOTION A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE. THOSE NON

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MOTION CARRIES. OKAY NOW ADAM, 12. DISCUSSION ACTION TO CONSIDER PROHIBITING RESTRICTING CERTAIN FIREWORKS IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS. COMMISSIONERS BEADY EYE INDEX IS VERY LOW RIGHT NOW. THEY'LL START CLIMBING. IF WE DON'T GET SOME RAIN. IT'S VERY HOT AS WE

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ALL KNOW, BUT AT THE MOMENT IT'S VERY LOW, SO. IT'S UP TO YOU GUYS RESTRICT CERTAIN FIREWORKS AND THEN INCORPORATED AREAS IN THE PAST. WE'VE RESTRICTED FIREWORKS WITH FINS.

WHICH IS PROBABLY NOT A BAD IDEA. GIVEN THAT WE'RE JUST A LITTLE LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY FROM FOURTH OF JULY AND NOT A LOT OF RAIN INSIDE. HOW DO YOU DO THAT? DON'T HAVE A BURN BAN ON NO. I DON'T THINK SO. J. J WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BURN BAN ON EVERY STREET FIREWORKS WITH FINS. NO, SIR. I KNOW THE FAR WORKS, FOLKS, I GUESS WE WANT TO KNOW IS FAR IN ADVANCE.

AS I CAN, BUT WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER MEETING BEFORE JULY 4TH, KHUN UM UH, I'M NOT SURE THERE'S NOT A. OH, YEAH WAY HAVE TO DO IT TODAY BY JUNIOR 15TH. YOUR PLEASURE COMMISSIONERS. YEAH, WE'LL, PROBABLY RESTRICT, OKAY? MY CONCERN IS THIS. TYPICALLY SPEAKING OUT BY WHERE I LIVE, VERY SANDY, IT DRIES OUT IN A HURRY, HUH? YOU KNOW, IN AREAS OF THE COUNTY THAT HAVE A LITTLE MORE FATTY, PLAYED AND DRY OUT SO FAST WHERE I LIVE, IT'S OPON CITY. LOTS OF FUEL. OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTY. THERE'S JUST GRASS, SO WE HAVE TO TAKE THE AGGREGATE OF THE. YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZED THEIR POCKETS OF OUR COUNTY THAT HAVE A VERY HIGH FBI AND EGGS, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S OTHER PARTS OF OUR COUNTY THAT MIGHT HAVE A LOW ONE RIGHT NOW, AND THAT'S THAT'S KIND OF THE CONCERN. I HAVE THE. WILL THIS AFFECT ANY ANY GENERAL FIREWORK MISPLACE IF ANY OF THOSE OCCURRED? I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T THINK IT AFFECTS ANY PROFESSIONALLY THEN THIS IS JUST THE COMMERCIAL SALE OF FIREWORKS. THIS IS AN ORDER TO PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT THE SALES OF CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS. JUST THE SAILS, RIGHT DOES NOT IMPACT THE DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS DISPLAYS LIKE YOU TALK. WHICH IS WHAT WE TYPICALLY DONE IN THE PAST WAY, DONE EVERYTHING FROM NOT RESTRICTING HIM AT ALL IS SAYING THE WHOLE FIREWORK SO BUT. I THINK IN THE WHEN, CERTAINLY IN TIMES WHERE WE'VE HAD A BURN BAN ON WE WE'VE RESTRICTED IT. TIO NO FANS, BOTTLE ROCKETS, YOU KNOW STUFF LIKE THAT BECAUSE THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE OFF AND LAND YOU KNOW, FAR FROM THE PLACE WHERE THEY WERE SON. JUST AS A POINT OF CLARITY FOR THE COURT. WE HAD A SIMILAR ITEM A COUPLE SESSIONS AGO REGARDING THE SALE OF FIREWORKS FOR MEMORIAL DAY. IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT UNDER THE EYES OF THE LAW. AS FAR AS THIS GOES, THIS IS. SENSUALLY RESTRICTING THE SALE OF CERTAIN TYPES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE COUNTY. THAT WAS JUST TO ALLOW SALES FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY IS DIFFERENT. SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT TYPE OF CARE. MISSION, ROLAND. YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION TO THAT EFFECT RESTRICT FANS OR ONE THAT WILL MAKE A MOST EFFECT RESTRAINT.

FANS. HEY, WE HAVE A MOTION TO RESTRICT FIREWORKS WITH FINS. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? WE HAVE AN EMOTION IN SECOND AISLE IN FAVOR. SAY, I, UH GUYS. NO, NO POSE, OKAY? MOTION CARRIES.

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ADAM 13 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE THE CAPITAL AREA RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CARTS F Y 2021 DONATION OF $3000. COMMISSIONERS WE JUST NEED A MOTION TO. APPROVED THIS DONATION. WE DO HAVE THE MONEY. WE'VE DONE SO IN THE PAST. PARDON? YEAH. SORRY. I APOLOGIZE. I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVED THE AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. $3000 IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 OKAY? WE HAVE A MOTION TO HAVE A SECOND CHECK IN EMOTION A SECOND FAVOR SAY I WAS NINE MOTION CARRIES. I DON'T 14 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE THE RATIFICATION OF MOU

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BETWEEN TEXAS STATE TUBES LLC, RK WHY LIMITED DONS FISH CAMP DFC AND CALDWELL COUNTY. UH, J.

J IF YOU'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS ONE. I APPRECIATE IT. SIR. THIS IS A MEMORABLE MEMORANDUM

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OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN TWO OF THE RIVER OUTFITTERS. YOU CAN'T BRING THAT MARK A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, MOSTLY IN MARTINGALE AND NOBLE COUNTY, ER, COLDWELL COUNTY COOPERATES WITH THE OUTFITTERS AND THE LOCAL BELIEVE EMERGENCY SERVICE'S DISTRICT THERE TO PROVIDE A PATROL UNITS CERTAIN AREAS ON THE RIVER CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY DURING CERTAIN WEEKENDS. AND MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE OUTFITTERS PAY ON HOURLY RATE TO COMPENSATE THE OFFICERS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE USE OF A PATROL CAR IS WELL, THERE'S AN EXISTING MOU IN PLACE. IT'S IN EFFECT RIGHT NOW. THE ON LY SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE BETWEEN THE EXISTING MOU AND THIS MOU IS A SLIGHT BUMP AND THE PAY RATE FOR THE OFFICERS THAT ARE OUT THERE ON DUTY DURING THESE TIMES. IN THAT PAY GRADE IS STILL COVERED BY THE MOU PARTICIPANTS AND THAT'S GREAT.

I, UH I READ ALL OF THEM OWE IT COVERS. WELL, THE PATROL. UH, A FEW TIMES AND THERE IS MENTION ABOUT LITTERING. IS THERE BEEN ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THESE ENTITIES ABOUT THEM TRAVELING THE RIVER AND PICKING UP THEIR TUBES BUSTED THAT ARE THROWN UPON THE BANKS. I HAVE NOT. I HAVE NOT HAD THAT DISCUSSION WITH THEM. MY DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN WITH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE OUTFITTERS WITH REGARD TO THE SPECIFIC TERMS OF THIS MOU. I OUTSIDE OF THAT DISCUSSION. I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE CLEAN OF EVENTS THAT DO OCCUR. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE ORGANIZED BY THE OUTFITTERS OR AN OUTSIDE GROUP. I KNOW THAT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE GROUP THAT EXISTS AND GOES AND ORGANIZES CLEANUPS AS WELL. BUT THAT'S NOT THAT'S NOT PART OF THE SPECIFIC TERMS OF THIS INN, WILL YOU? IT'S REALLY JUST ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT THERE ARE OFFICERS OUT THERE TO BE PRESENT AND THAT THERE COMPENSATED BY THAT. THERE. THERE HAVE BEEN EXTENSIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH AN ONGOING YOU KNOW ABOUT PROBLEMS THAT ARE BEYOND THE MOU LETTER AND, UM.

OTHER OTHER ISSUES. THERE, THEY. AND THESE AIR SOLUTIONS THAT THEY PUT FORWARD THAT THEY'VE SAID THEY'RE IMPLEMENTING WHERE THEY HAVE MONITORS. IN THE RIVER. UM HANDING OUT BAGS AND VARIOUS VARIOUS THINGS LIKE THAT, AND THAT IT'S PRETTY, VERY THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOME OF THAT. THE EVERY EVERYTHING REFLECTS WHAT WAS DISCUSSED THAT THAT BEGAN HIS OFFICE EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN WE WENT IN AND REVISED FEW THINGS IN THE MOU. WORSE. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE FORM. WE NEED TO DISCUSS IT, BUT WE'RE NOT GETTING GOOD COVERAGE OUT OF THE MOU RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW SOME WEEKENDS OR NO ONE SIGNED UP. SOME. SOMETIMES WE HAVE A COUPLE. YOU KNOW WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR. I WAS HOPING THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WOULD BE HERE SO WE COULD HEAR IF THERE. ISSUES RELATED TO THEM ALL YEAR THAT AREN'T EFFECTIVE FOR THEM TO BE ABLETO. THEY IMPLEMENTED. BECAUSE WE NEED GOOD COVERAGE DOWN THERE, AND TUBING COMPANIES WILL PAY FOR IT. I THINK I THINK DEFINITELY WARRANT A MEETING WITH MR PARK.

I FIND THAT I DON'T KNOW. THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT FOR THE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS DISCUSSION, BUT I CERTAINLY NEED TO HAVE THAT MEETING HIS AGE WHERE THE RIGHTS THAT WERE NEGOTIATED, YOU KNOW. FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT'S NEEDS. THAT'S RIGHT COMMISSIONERS. THIS WAS PREPARED WITH COORDINATION WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF THE CAPTAIN. THAT COORDINATES I THINK THE SIGN UPS FOR THE DEPUTIES DOWN. THERE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN. WARMING AND THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS WITH THE OUTFIT, OKAY? AGAIN.

COMMISSIONERS ANY MORE DISCUSSION. IT'S NOT LIT FOR EMOTION, TIO APPROVED RATIFICATION THAT MOU BETWEEN TAKE THE STATE TUBES. SOME OF. SOUNDS VISCOUNT CALLED COUNTY.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO HAVE SEX. SECOND. OF EMOTION IS SECOND IN FAVOUR, SAY AYE. THOSE NON MOTION CARRIES. ADAM 15 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION 21-2020 EXTENDING

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AND CONTINUING THE STATE OF DISASTER WITHIN COLUMN COUNTY. NO. COMMISSIONERS COVET HAS GONE NOWHERE. STILL HERE STILL GETTING CASES AS WE SPEAK. YOUR NURSING HOMES ARE BEING TESTED.

I'M LOOKING FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 2120 20 EXTENDING AND CONTINUING STATE OF DISASTER WITH IN COLLEGE. I GUESS I CAN READ IT ABOUT 14 TIMES, BUT I HAVE TO READ IT

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AGAIN. J. J. IT'S PRETTY SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE PRIOR VERSIONS. I BELIEVE THE ONLY CHANGE THAT I MADE TWO OF HIS REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT. I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU. THAT'S ALL RIGHT. RESOLUTION NUMBER 21 VAST 2020 RESOLUTION COLLAR COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT CONTINUING THAT STANDING THE LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION, WHEREAS GREG ABBOTT GOVERNOR, TEXAS ISSUED DISASTER PROCLAMATION ON MARCH 13 2020 35 YEARS. THE NO GROWN A VIRUS. KOVAR, 19 POSE IMMINENT THREAT OF DISASTER FOR ALL COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. AND WHEREAS ON MARCH 16TH 2020 COLLIN COUNTY JUDGE HOPPY HAYDEN ISSUED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING. LOCAL STATE DISASTER FOR CARLO COUNTY, AND WE'RE AS GOVERNOR, AVID ISSUE PROCLAMATIONS, RENEWING THE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR ALL COUNTIES IN TEXAS ON APRIL 12TH AND MAKE 12 2020. AND WHEREAS. MAY 18 2020 GOVERNOR HAVEN'T ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER J 23 RELATING TO THE EXPANDED REOPENING OF SERVICES AS PART OF THE SAFE STRATEGIC PLAN OPEN, TEXAS IN RESPONSE TO COVERED 19 DISASTER. WHICH REQUIRES THAT SOCIAL GATHERINGS AND IN PERSON CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD SHALL BE MINIMIZED. EXCEPT WERE NECESSARY TO OBTAIN OR PROVIDE ESSENTIAL REOPENED SERVICES. AND WHEREAS MY DAILY PASSED RESOLUTION IN KABUL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT IS EXTENDED AND RENEWED THE STATE OF DISASTER UNTIL JUNE NIGHT, 2020. AND WHEREAS THE CONDITIONS IN THE SENSE DETAINING A DECLARATION LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER CONTINUE TAKE THIS AND COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, IN RELATION TO THE SUBSTANTIAL RISK. HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COUNTY RESIDENTS NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CARVER COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT THAT ONE FAX AND PRESENTATION SET FORTH IN THE PREAMBLE OF THIS RESOLUTION ARE HEREBY FOUND BEAT. YOU'RE INCORRECT. TO THE ORDER DECLARING A STATE OF DISASTER WITHIN CARLO COUNTY, BASED ON FRANTIC OVER 19 IS HEREBY EXTENDED UNTIL 11 59 PM JUNE 23RD 2020 AND LESS MODIFIED, RESCINDED OR OTHERWISE. SUPERSEDING. FREE. THIS RESOLUTION CONTINUES. THE ACTIVATION IN APPROPRIATE ORDERS, RESPONSE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION ASPECTS OF ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND JURISDICTIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANS AND CONTINUES THE AUTHORIZATION OF FURNISHING A. ASSISTANTS UNDER THE DECORATION FOR THE DURATION OF THE STATE OF DISASTER. THIS RESOLUTION IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FROM AND AFTER ITS ADOPTION. PASS THIS NIGHT OF JUNE 2020. HEY, DON'T HAVE EMOTION TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION, SO MOVE. I HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND EMOTION A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, AYE.

POSE NON MOTION CARRIES. I'M 16. DISCUSSION ACTION TO IMPROVE RESOLUTION 20 TO 2020

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IMPROVING. THE PURSUIT OF 37,000. $14.73 CENT ALLOCATION OF COLLINS COUNTY FROM THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT. GRANT IS FAR THAT CARES ACT WITH THE 7402 LOCAL MATCH. GRANT SUPPORTS ENHANCEMENTS OF VOTING PROCESS AND STAFFING, SECURITY AND TRAINING, COMMUNICATIONS AND SUPPLIES. DENNIS JUDGE COMMISSIONERS. I'M ACTUALLY GONNA COMBINE ADAM 16 17 AND 18 BECAUSE THEY DEAL WITH THE SAME TOPIC. SHOULD I GO AHEAD AND READ OFF THREE OF THOSE OR DO WE NEED IF HE'S GOING TO DEAL WITH EACH IS GOING TO REQUIRE THE RATING OF A RESOLUTION THAT WAY, BUT THEY DEAL WITH THE SAME TOPIC, BUT. WADE GOT SEPARATED ON THE AGENDA. I WOULD RATHER APPROACH THEM SEPARATELY. JUST IN THE INTEREST OF CONSISTENT. OKAY, OKAY. UH PAMELA ROLAND ARE OUR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR NOT HERE TODAY TO DISCUSS AND PRESENT THREE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT. GRANT OPPORTUNITIES WITH ALLOCATIONS FOR CALDWELL COUNTY. A CZ WAS REPORTED IT WILL PROVIDE ELECTION ENHANCEMENTS AND SECURITY FEATURES FOR THE COUNTY. THE ADAM BEFORE YOU REMEMBER 16 DEALS WITH RESOLUTION 22 20.

AND IT IS A ALLOCATION HAS BEEN MADE ABOUT SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE TO CALDWELL COUNTY.

$37,014 WITH A REQUIREMENT. OF THE $7402.9 LOCAL MATCH. RESOLUTION, WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO READ. PERTAINING TO THAT IS REQUIRED IF WE WANT TO ACCESS THESE FUNDS AND APPROVING FUNDS RESOLUTION NUMBER 23-2020 RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURSUIT OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT GRANT. THROUGH THE 2018 ELECTION SECURITY GRANT. WAIT. IS THAT RIGHT? BETWEEN 20 TO MY HEAD BEFORE THAT DIDN'T SOUND RIGHT. HERE'S HERE'S A COPY. AND IF YOU NEED IT FOR

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GOT LOST. LET ME TONTO. I THINK I FOUND IT HERE IS, UH, RESOLUTION NUMBER 22 DECKS 2020 RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURSUIT OF A HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT. GRANT THROUGH 2020 CARES THAT GRAIN. WHERE AS TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT, BY PROCLAMATION HAS SUSPENDED CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE TO EXPAND THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR THE JULY 14TH 2020 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION. AND OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON THAT DATE TO ALLOW FOR INCREASED IN PERSON VOTING OPPORTUNITIES WHILE MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE COVERT 19 SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS. AND WHEREAS THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT SUPPORTS THE PREVENTION PREPARATION FOR IN RESPONSE TO KOBE, 19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE 2020 FEDERAL ELECTION CYCLE. AND WHEREAS THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT DESIRES TO ENSURE THE VOTING PUBLIC. THAT THE ACCESS TO IN THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE ELECTION PROCESS HAS MAINTAINED. AND WHEREAS AN ALLOCATION OF $37,014. WITH THE $7402 LOCAL MATCH WITH CARMEN IS AVAILABLE TO CALDWELL COUNTY. TO SUPPORT ENHANCEMENTS TO VOTING PROCESS IS STAFFING, SECURITY AND TRAINING, COMMUNICATIONS AND SUPPLIES. NOW, THEREFORE BE RESOLVED AT CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT. THE COURT APPROVES THE SUBMISSION OF A.

HA HAVE A GRANT, WHICH IS HELP AMERICA VOTE GRANT APPLICATION THROUGH THE 2020 CARES GRANT AND AGREES THAT THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AND ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALDWELL COUNTY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS OFFICE OF THE TECH SECRETARY OF STATE HAS AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION 101 OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT OF 2002. AND IN CONSULTATION, AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS IS DEFINED IN SECTION 12. 01 AND 31.91 OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE. TO THE COURT AGREES TO ASSIGN A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT SPOCK TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ALL NECESSARY REPORTS, THREE. THE COURT AGREES. PLANE CLAIMS AGAINST THE FUND SHALL BE AUDITED AND APPROVED IN THE SAME MANNER, AND THERE'S OTHER CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY BEFORE THEY'RE PAID. FOR THE COURT AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT CONSIDER THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS IN ADOPTING THE COUNTY BUDGET. FIVE. THE COURT AGREES THAT IN THE EVENT OF LOSS, MISSIONS OR NON COMPLIANCE, PROCEED TO ANY GRAND AWARD AGREEMENT WITH SECRETARY OF STATE, THE COURT ASSURES THAT THE FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN FOUR ADOPTED THIS NINTH DAY OF JUNE. 2020 ON. I ALSO WANT TO ALERT THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT THAT IF THESE FUNDS ARE APPROVED, THEY'RE REQUIRED TO BE DEPOSITED IN AN INTEREST BEARING ACCOUNT HERE, COUNTY. I'VE ASKED PAMELA TO SHARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. SOME OF HER WANT LISTER DESIRED EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES THAT COULD BE. FOR THIS PARTICULAR ALLOCATION.

PAMELA IF YOU DON'T MIND, DO WE HAVE AN INTEREST BEARING ACCOUNT THAT WE COULD DEPOSIT THESE FUNDS IN AND OPERATE OUT OF. WE WOULD HAVE TO SET A SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS TALKING TO OUR EXTERNAL AUDITOR ABOUT WE WOULD. DEFINITELY SET UP A SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT. OKAY THANK YOU. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE ABOUT THAT. OK, SIR. GO AHEAD, FAMILY. I'M SORRY. SO WHAT I'M LOOKING AT. I'M LOOKING TO USE THESE FUNDS AND I NOTICE IT'LL SUCCEED. WHAT? KIRA'S ACT 20 31 20 UM. IT'S IT'LL COST ABOUT 113,000 ON DH.

WHAT I'M LOOKING AT IS. PURCHASING IDEAS FOR 50 THAT IDEAS FOR 50 WILL ACTUALLY READ BALLOTS. WITHIN MINUTES ON. I'M LOOKING AT BASICALLY EARLY VOTING AND BALLOT BY MAIL AND ALSO OUR LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING THIS LAST THIS PRIMARY IT TOOK. OVER FOUR HOURS JUST TO READ ONE PARTY'S LOGIC AND ACCURACY, WHICH IS VERY TIME CONSUMING WHEN MY. MY TIME CANBY PUT WITH OTHER ISSUES THAT ARE HAPPENING ON THAT DAY. YOU'RE LOOKING AT WAY HAVE TO MATCH BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE 2018 I KNOW I'M JUMPING AHEAD. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE 2018 WHERE THEY'RE GIVING US $40,000 WITH NO MATCH. I THOUGHT WE COULD USE THAT TOWARDS THE MATCH. I'M NOT SURE THAT'S A LIABLE NOT BUT. THAT'S A POSSIBILITY TO MATCH THOSE FUNDS INSTEAD OF COMING OUT OF COUNTY BUDGET. I HAVE A QUESTION. J. J CAN WE? CAN WE DO THIS? JUST THIS IS A PROCEDURAL MATTER. CAN WE. READ ALL THREE OF THESE AND DISCUSS HIM AN AGGREGATE, THEN VOTE ON ONE AT A TIME BECAUSE THEY OUT SORT OF COMBINED MONEY. REALLY?

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THEY'RE FROM FROM THE SAME ACT BUT DIFFERENT. SECTIONS. AND DIFFERENT ONES HAVE DIFFERENT.

MATCHES, BUT ALL THAT MONEY ROLLED UP TOGETHER WOULD ALLOW PAMELA TOO. GET WHAT SHE NEEDS ITS DIFFICULTY DISCUSSING ONE AT A TIME, IF WE COULD, IF I COULD READ ALL THREE ITEMS, AND THEN WE COULD VOTE ON THEM SEPARATELY WITH THAT SURVIVES. I THINK WE SHOULD. I THINK THAT WOULD BE OKAY. MY MAIN CONCERN JUDGES NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING THE NOSE WE PROVIDED. I THINK THAT IF YOU TRY TO COMPLY WITH THAT THE BEST WAY THAT YOU CAN, AND THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO D ALL RIGHT, SO I THINK I'M GONNA GO AHEAD, READ. ALL THREE OF THESE WILL DISCUSS HIM AND THEN WE'LL GO BACK AND DISCUSS INDIVIDUAL NOTIFICATIONS AND MATCHES AND HOW WE'RE GONNA DEAL WITH EACH ONE. SEPARATELY FOR APPROVAL OR OR NOT APPROVAL. THAT'S OKAY. THANK JUDGE. LET ME GO AHEAD AND READ OFF THREE DINNERS.

OKAY, I READ 16 ALREADY. ITEM 17. DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 23 20 APPROVING. THE PURSUIT OF A $40,000 ALLOCATION OF KAHLO COUNTY FROM THE 2018 LEX AND SECURITY FUND WITH NO LOCAL MATCH. GRANT SUPPORTS UPGRADES TO VOTING EQUIPMENT ELECTION AUDITING VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENT, CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING ELECTION SECURITY PROTOCOLS. AN ITEM 18 DISCUSSION ACTION TO IMPROVE RESOLUTION 24-2020 THE PERCEIVED OF 80,000 OF $80,000 ALLOCATION CHOLERA COUNTING FROM THE 2020 ELECTION SECURITY FUND. WITH THE $16,000 LOCAL MATCH THE GRANTS SUPPORT UPGRADES, VOTING EQUIPMENT, ELECTION AUDITING, VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENT, CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS. TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING ELECTION SECURITY PRO COSTS. WE'LL TAKE IT LINK, DENNIS. SORRY, OKAY? REFERENCE TIO ADAM 17. RESOLUTION NUMBER 23-2020. RESOLUTION APPROVING A PURSUIT OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT GRANT THROUGH 2018 ELECTION SECURITY GRANT. I JUST WANT TO PUT OUT. AT THIS PARTICULAR GRANT. IT'S DUE TO SOME LEFTOVER, UNSPENT MONEY OUT OF THAT ACT THAT MAKE THE ALLOCATION LOWELL COUNTY. WHERE HAS TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT BY PROCLAMATION HAS SUSPENDED CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE TO EXPAND THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR THE JULY 14 2020 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION AND OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON THAT DAY TO ALLOW FOR INCREASED IN PERSON VOTING OPPORTUNITIES WHILE MAINTAINING THE APPROPRIATE. OVER 19 SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS. AND WHEREAS CALL A COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT SUPPORTS PREVENTION PREPARATION FOR IN RESPONSE TO COVERT 19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE 2020 FEDERAL ELECTION CYCLE. WHEREAS CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT DESIRES TO ENSURE THE VOTING PUBLIC THAT THE ACCESS TO THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE ELECTION PROCESS IS MAINTAINED. AND WHEREAS AN ALLOCATION OF $40,000 WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIRED IS AVAILABLE TO THE CALDWELL COUNTY TO SUPPORT ELECTION SECURITY FUNDING PURPOSES, INCLUDING. UPGRADE TO VOTING EQUIPMENT, ELECTION AUDITING VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENTS, CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING ELECTION SECURITY PROTOCOLS. NOW, THEREFORE DID RESOLVE THAT CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT, THE COURT APPROVES THE SUBMISSION OF A HA VE A GRANT APPLICATION THROUGH THE 2018 ELECTION SECURITY GRANT AND AGREES. THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FUNDS WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW IN ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN KUOL COUNTY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION 101 OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT OF 2002. AND IN CONSULTATION. AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 12 POINT, JUNIOR ONE AND 31.91 OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE. TO THE COURT AGREES TO ASSIGN A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT SPOCK TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ALL NECESSARY REPORTS. THREE. THE COURT AGREES. CLAIMS AGAINST FUNDS SHALL BE AUDITED AND APPROVED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY BEFORE THEY'RE PAID. THE COURT AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT CONSIDER THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS ADOPTING THE COUNTY BUDGET. FIVE. THE COURT AGREES THAT IN THE EVENT OF LOSS, UM ISSUES OR NON COMPLIANCE PURSUANT TO ANY GRAND AWARD AGREEMENT WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE COURT ASSURES THAT THE FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE IN FULL. ADOPTED THIS NIGHT THERE JUNE 2020. NEXT RESOLUTION DEALING NUMBER 18 RESOLUTION NUMBER 24-2020 RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURSUIT OF THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT GRANT THROUGH THE 2020 ELECTION SECURITY GRANT. WE'RE AS TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT, BY PROCLAMATION HAS SUSPENDED CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE TO EXPAND THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR THE JULY 14 2020 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION. AND OTHER ELECTIONS OCCURRING ON THAT DATE TO ALLOW FOR INCREASED IN PERSON VOTING OPPORTUNITIES WHILE MAINTAINING A CORPORATE KOBE 19 SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS. AND WHEREAS THE CALDWELL COUNTY

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COMMISSION PREVENTION PREPARATION FOR IN RESPONSE TO KOBE, 19 PROTOCOLS WITH 2020 FEDERAL ELECTION CYCLE AND WHEREAS THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT DESIRES TO ENSURE THE VOTING PUBLIC. THAT THE ACCESS TO IN THE INTEGRITY OF SECURITY OF THE ELECTION PROCESS IS MAINTAINED. AND WHEREAS AN ALLOCATION OF $80,000 WITH A $16,000 LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT. IS AVAILABLE TO CALDWELL COUNTY TO SUPPORT ELECTION SECURITY FUNDING PURPOSES, INCLUDING UPGRADES TO VOTING EQUIPMENT. ELECTION AUDITING VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENT CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING ELECTION SECURITY PROTOCOLS. NOW, THEREFORE BE RESOLVED THAT WON THE CALDWELL COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COURT COURT. PROVES THE SUBMISSION OF A HA VE A GRANT APPLICATION THROUGH THE 2020 ELECTION SECURITY GRANT. AND AGREES THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FUND WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW. IN ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALDWELL COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION 101. THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT OF 2002 AND IN CONSULTATION AND AGREEING WITH THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 12.1 AND 31.91 OF THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE. THROUGH THE COURT AGREES TO A SIGNING SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT SPOCK ACT ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, INCLUDING THE SUMMATION OF ALL NECESSARY REPORTS. THREE. THE COURT AGREES CLAIMS AGAINST FUN, SHE'LL BE AUDITED AND APPROVED IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY BEFORE THEY'RE PAID. FOR THE COURT AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT CONSIDER THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS AND ADOPTING THE COUNTY BUDGET. THE COURT AGREES THAT IN THE EVENT OF LOSS, UM ISSUES OR NON COMPLIANCE PURSUIT TO ANY GRAND WORD AGREEMENT WITH SECRETARY OF STATE THE QUARTER SHER'S, THE FUNDS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE IN FULL DOCTOR THIS NIGHT OF JUNE 2020. OKAY, SO NOW NOW WE ALL UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH MONEY THERE IS, NO MATTER HOW MANY MATCHES ARE REQUIRED, SO THAT'S GOING TO MAKE SURE WE HAD ALL THE ALL THE DATA THERE BEFORE WE STARTED MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT THESE INDIVIDUALLY. SO I MEAN, THE LONG THE SHORT OF IT IS THESE. THERE ARE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO HELP FAMILY GET WHAT SHE NEEDS. OUR MATCH WITH CUMULATIVELY B. THREE. WE HAD 7400 TO 95 PLUS COMMISSION. SO.

OKAY, CUMULATIVELY, THE TOTAL THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER. APPRECIATE YOU DOING THIS VERY MUCH. AT KENYA. CUMULATIVE OF ALL THESE GRANTS IS 157,000. WITH A MATCH OF 23,400. $2.

THIS ISN'T THE TOTAL OF THE MATCHES. OKAY? WE'RE IN THE BALLPARK. $24,000 MATCH. SO THE COMMISSIONER'S THIS. PAMELA COULD REALLY USE THIS. IT WAS BEAT UP ARE CERTAINLY SPEED UP THE ACCURACY AND. ONE MORE THING, MRS. WE'RE NOW PUSHED HAVING 17 POLLING LOCATIONS TO STAY COMPLIANCE. I WOULD NEED TO PURCHASE MORE OF THE EXPRESS VOTES TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THAT. SO THIS IS INCLUDED A SPARSE I DID RECEIVE A SELL ORDER. UM WHICH INCLUDED THE GS FOR 50 ALONG WITH SEVERAL EXPRESS VOTES. ESO THIS. THAT TOTAL CAME OUT 213,000 SO IF.

YOU WOULD APPROVE IT. THAT WOULD BE SO. YOUR TOE EQUIPMENT ASK IS 113,000 TOTAL. PARDON? TOTALLY. YES. YES, OKAY. COMMISSIONER, SO THIS SEEMS TO ME LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET.

OVER $100,000 WORTH OF IMPROVED BOATING EQUIPMENT FOR HER. 20 23,400. I THINK WE DEFINITELY COULD FIND THE FUNDS TO DO THAT. IN ORDER TO GET THESE GRANTS. WE ARE GONNA NEED TO BACKTRACK AND TAKE THESE GRANTS ONE BY ONE, A TWO THIS TIME. AND TALK ABOUT APPROVING WANTED HEY. ANY QUESTIONS THEIR DISCUSSION. OKAY, SO GOING BACKTO ITEM 16. DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 20 TO 2020 APPROVING THE PURSUIT OF 37,004. 73 CENTS ALLOCATION.

CHICAGO COUNTY FROM THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT, GRANT A PART OF THE CARES ACT, WITH THE 7400.

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LOCAL MATCH. THE GRANT SUPPORTS ENHANCEMENTS TO VOTING PROCESS STAFFING, SECURITY AND TRAINING, COMMUNICATIONS AND SUPPLIES. COMMISSIONERS LOOKING FOR EMOTION TO PROVE WE HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? THAT. WE HAVE EMOTION IN THE SECOND ISLAND FAVORS THEY I POSE NINE MOTION CARRIES. I'M 17 DISCUSSION ACTION TO IMPROVE RESOLUTION 23 2020 APPROVING.

THE PROCEEDS OF A $40,000 ALLOCATION OF CALDWELL COUNTY FROM THE 2018 ELECTION SECURITY FUNDING GRANT WITH NO LOCAL MATCH THE GRANTS OF SORTS UPGRADES. THE VOTING EQUIPMENT ELECTION, AUDITING VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENT, CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING ELECTION SECURITY PROTOCOLS. COMMISSIONERS HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE ADAM 17. SOME OF YOU HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? WE HAVE EMOTION.

SECOND IN FAVOUR. SAY AYE. AYE POSTMAN. MOTION CARRIES. ITEM 18 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 24-2020 APPROVING THE PROCEED OF $80,000 ALLOCATION OF CARVEL COUNTY FROM THE 2020 ELECTION SECURITY FUNDING GRANT. WITH THE $16,000 LOCAL MATCH THE GRANT SUPPORT OF GRADES VOTING EQUIPMENT ELECTION AUDITING VOTER REGISTRATION ENHANCEMENT, CYBER SECURITY FEATURES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING. ELECTION SECURITY PROTOCOLS. COMMISSIONERS TO HAVE EMOTION TO PRE VITAMIN 18. SO MOVE. WE HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND, THE MOTION OF SECOND ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED MOTION CARRIES.

THANKYOU. VERY WELCOME. CAN I ASK ONE QUESTION? YOU SAID YOU WERE UNHAPPY. EXPAND THE NUMBER OF. BUILDINGS ARE PATIENT. HAVE HAVE YOU HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH PARTIES AS FARAS STAFFING THOSE NEW POLLING LOCATIONS.

THE COMMISSIONER'S I'M VERY SORRY, BUT THIS SINGLE WANTED TO COME UP IN A DRESS. THE COURT. I COMPLETELY FORGOT TO GASTER AND CITIZENS COMMENTS AND. I WAS KIND ENOUGH TO WAIT AND THEN I FORGOT HER. SO MY APOLOGIES. THAT'S OKAY. LINDA HINKLE PLAYROOM AND SELF MADE STREETWALKER. I THANK YOU ALL FOR GOING FORWARD WITH THIS.

UH, SHE WORKED AT ELECTIONS WORKED AT MACHINE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MARRIED IS NOT DONE IT FOR MANY YEARS AND WATCHED IT SO I THINK WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD. AND AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU. PEOPLE GET OUT VOTE I'D LIKE TO SAY TODAY WHEN THE PEOPLE WE'RE HERE TALKING ABOUT THIS GOING BEFORE THE VOTERS GET OUT REGISTER TO VOTE. I MEAN, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MONUMENT. I MEAN, IT'S THE PEOPLE SAY. AND YOU KNOW IF IT HAS TO COME TO THAT. YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE SHOULD DO IT. BUT YOU KNOW, THERE'S PEOPLE AREN'T GETTING OUT AND REGISTERED TO VOTE. TO VOICE THEIR OPINION. AND WHO THEY WANT. MAKING THESE DECISIONS, WHETHER IT'S FIVE PEOPLE. 5000. WE NEED TO GET OUT RED STREET ABOUT HELP PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW. I'LL GO NOW. BUT I HOPE THEY PAY ATTENTION TO GETTING OUT DOING THAT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO OUR COMMUNITY. VOTE. MAKE SURE OUR ELECTIONS ARE FAIR. AND BEING DONE PROPERLY AND IT WORKED. WE'RE NOTICING. YOU KNOW, THE 2020 REDICK'S TRICKING WAS A HORRIBLE THING. AND NOW WE'RE FIXING TO DO IT AGAIN. SO. WE NEED TO NAIL REFLECTION FREAKS AND DO IT AGAIN. REDISTRICTING AND WE'D MAKE SURE EVERYBODY'S WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.

SO EVERYBODY GETS PROPER. NO REPRESENTATION IN VOTING. IT WAS HORRIBLE. AND IT DIDN'T GET FIXED IN TIME FOR THE ELECTION, AND THEREFORE PEOPLE YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RUNNING IN LULING. MOST ELECTIONS BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T GETTING VOTED FOR PROPER DISTRICT'S. SO WE NEED THANK GOD GIVER. WE'RE STRAYING OFF. WELL IT REALLY IS ABOUT THIS AND WHAT WE'RE DOING AND GET IN THERE. IN OUR VOTING STUFF UP, BECAUSE IF SHE HAS THE POWERS. MONEY TO GET WHAT WE NEED TO. MAKE IT COUNT. THEN THEN YOU KNOW IT MOVES FORWARD. THAT'S WHAT WE WANT. WE DON'T WANT MUCH FRAUD. NO, THANK YOU. THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME. ADAM 19 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE

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THE RATIFICATION OF THE CONTRACT. WITH THE MEADOW'S MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE OF TEXAS. MM H B. I TO IMPLEMENT. THE SEQUENTIAL INTERCEPT MODEL SAM MAPPING INSTRUMENT. FOR CARLO COUNTY, WHICH IS FUNDED BY A GRANT OF 8300 FROM THE TEXAS JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH, DENNIS JUDGE MY I ASK THAT WE SKIP DOWN TO ADAM, 21 DUE TO AN APPOINTMENT THAT, UH. DR SANTOS HAS SURE YES. LOOK OKAY, I'M GONNA GO AHEAD. WE'LL BYPASS 19

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FOR NOW GO TO 21. UH, I'LL TAKE GO OUTSIDE, PLEASE TO DISCUSS THAT. WOULD YOU PLEASE ASK HIM? HE ASKED HIM TO GO OUTSIDE, DISCUSSED THAT, PLEASE? OUT OF 21 DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE $75,000 GRANT FROM THE FUN FOR VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. TO HELP ELIGIBLE KAWA COUNTY VETERANS WITH FOOD UTILITIES, TRANSPORTATION, DOCUMENTATION, FEES AND HOUSING NEEDS. THINK OF THE COMMISSIONER'S. IT IS A GREAT PLEASURE FOR DR ALDO SANTOS, NOT BE WITH YOU TODAY.

DR SANTOS SAYS, YOU KNOW, ZARKOV, ALL COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER, AND WE APPEAR BEFORE YOU TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT CALDWELL COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED A FIRST TIME GRANT.

$75,000 FROM THE FUND FOR VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION.

GRANT START DATED JULY 1 2020 AND THEN DATE IS JUNE 30 2021. UH, THE FUNDING WILL BE DISPERSED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES HOUSING $15,000 UTILITIES $6250. TRANSPORTATION $10,500 FOOD, $40,000 DOCUMENT FEES. $3250 DOCTOR SANTOS HAS PROVIDED YEOMAN SERVICE REPORTING CALLED ALL COUNTY VETERANS AS YOU WELL KNOW, AND A LOT OF THE MONETARY SUPPORT THAT HE GETS FOR DOING THESE KINDS OF THINGS SO FAR HAVE COME FROM DONATIONS FROM THE F W S AMERICAN LEGIONS. THE COUNTY SUPPORT FOR HIS OFFICE AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS $75,000 SHOULD EASE HIS SEARCH FOR MONEY AND ALLOW HIM TO DO MORE GOOD FOR MORE VETERANS IN CALDWELL COUNTY. AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THAT. I'VE INVITED DR SANTOS TO SAY A FEW WORDS. AND VERY SHORT JUDGING COMMISSIONER IS TAKING FOR THE TIME I GAVE YOU ALSO SLIDES THERE, BUT I'M NOT GONNA GO INTO HIM. BASICALLY OF ASKING FOR A FEW THINGS HERE. I SPOKE WITH THE AUDITOR OF THE GRANT YESTERDAY AND SPOKE WITH BARBARA ABOUT THIS WOULD BE A CREDIT CARD GETS ASSOCIATING JUST FOR THIS BRAND. THAT WAY. HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE REQUIRED THERE, REQUIRING EVERY TIME THAT HE ASSISTED THAT FRIEND. WHETHER IT'S WITH GASOLINE, FUEL PURCHASE OR FOOD PURCHASED THAT WE CAN'T USE GIVE CARTER IT HAS TO BE. I HAVE TO BE THERE FOR BRINGING SOMETHING OUT WHEN MEET EVERY FIRM, BUT I MAY HAVE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF ASSISTANCE BECAUSE I CAN ALWAYS GO. A TB OR TO WALMART, OR THE CASE.

MAYBE I'VE ALSO SPOKEN WITH DANNY, LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF CONTRACT WITH HOTEL SERVICES.

LEGAL SERVICES AND SOME TYPE OF RIGHTS FIRST REASON FOR THE RIDE SERVICES. HIS CARDS ONLY GOES FROM HERE TO THE AUSTIN OUTPATIENT CLINIC. THEY DO NOT MAKE ROUNDS TO PRIVATE. PLACE WHICH A LOT WITH BEINGS DOING UP. IT'S ALL CONTRACT THAT. SO THERE'S THREE THINGS THAT I REALLY NEED. I NEED TO BE BONDED. I NEED TO LOOK AT HAVING A CREDIT CARD, CURLY, THE TV SEE VETERANS FUND WILL AUTO QUARTERLY, SO I'D SAY MAYBE $20,000.25,000 DOLLARS MAX ON THE CART. NOT THAT IT'S ALL GOVERNMENT SPENT DURING THAT QUARTER, BUT IT WORKS OUT ABOUT 19,000 ARE EXTREMELY $18,750 1/4 IF YOU BREAK OUT THE EXPENSES OVER 44 PERIODS.

AGAIN, THAT'S TO BE DETERMINED. THAT AND THEN POSSIBLY A CHECKING ACCOUNT WITH MAYBE 5000. AGAIN. THE REASON I'M ASKING YOU THESE THINGS WHERE A VETERAN COMES TO ME. I CAN'T WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR Y'ALL TO MEET. OK? YEAH, WE COULD DO THAT. IT'S NOT THAT TYPE OF ITS NOT THAT PROGRAM, SO. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT AND YOU KNOW, IT'S RIGHT NOW. I'M TRYING TO GO FOR JULY 1 JULY TO GOD PUT IT, I HAVE TO FALL A LOT OF RULES, BUT BASICALLY WE'RE GONNA PUT ADS LOOK ROLLING PAPER LOCKHART PAPER. ON MY COUNTY WEBSITE. ALSO MEETING WITH THE FOLKS AT THE FBI AND BOTH AMERICAN LEEDS IS IN THE COUNTY. AND I'M LOOKING TO HELP RIGHT NOW. VETERANS THAT ARE EITHER UNDER EMPLOYED OR UNEMPLOYED AND THEIR FAMILIES AND MY BIG GOAL RIGHT NOW IS FOOD. THAT'S THE BIG THING. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, DOCTOR DOES OCTOPUS. RIGHT? SO THE ADAM BEFORE YOU IS, I'M ASKING FOR YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE

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$75,000 THAT'S BEEN AWARDED A FULL ACCOUNT. OKAY WE'RE WE'RE, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ADDRESS THESE OTHER ITEMS NOW. TRADING CARDS AND ALL THAT. I FEEL LIKE I NEED A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH THE ORDER ABOUT EXACTLY HOW TO DO THIS, AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK. WE CAN WE CAN ADDRESS THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE GRAND. BUT HOW WOULD HAVE THE MECHANICS OF THE GRAND PROBABLY NEED TO COME BACK TO COURT? YES, OKAY. SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE THE $75,000 GRANT. FROM THE FUNDS FOR VETERANS ASSISTANT PROGRAM TO HELP ELIGIBLE COLLAR COUNTY VETERANS WITH FOOD UTILITIES, TRANSPORTATION, DOCUMENTATION, FEES AND HOUSING NEEDS. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. WE HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND WAVE OF EMOTION IN A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR? SAY AYE, THOSE NON MOTION CARRIES. ALL RIGHT, GOING BACK TO ADAM, 19. I'M

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GONNA RE READ IT DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE THE RATIFICATION OF A CONTRACT WITH THE MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE FOR TEXAS. MM H P. I TO IMPLEMENT. THE SEQUENTIAL INTERCEPT MODEL MAPPING INSTRUMENT FOR KABUL COUNTY, WHICH IS FUNDED BY.

GRANT OF 8350 FROM THE JUDICIAL COMMISSION. AND MENTAL HEALTH, DENIS THANK YOU. ON MAY 15TH OF 2019 THE COUNTY SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH FOR $8350 TO PROVIDE A TRACKING INSTRUMENT HAS BEEN REFERENCED. REFERRED TO AS THE SEQUENTIAL INTERCEPT MODEL SIM MACKING INSTRUMENT. MORE APPROPRIATELY DETERMINE WHEN AND WHERE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY RECEIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT. BASICALLY, THE RESULT IS THAT A PERSON EXPERIENCING A PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS MAY ENTER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AT A POINT WHERE HE OR SHE. CAN SEE THE RIGHT CARE RIGHT TIME IN THE RIGHT SETTING. THE GRANT WAS AWARDED WITH STATE FUNDING WAS NOT SECURED AT THE TIME OF THE AUGUST START DATE FOR THE PROGRAM BEFORE THE PROGRAM GOT DELAYED GRANT FUNDS SO THE SERVICES OF THE MEADOWS. GRANT FUNDS CHURCHES IN THE MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE TO IMPLEMENT SOME INSTRUMENT WITHIN CALDWELL COUNTY INVOLVED ONE DAY FOOLED A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR REPRESENTATIVE FROM SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO JAIL. DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COUNTY STAFF TRAINING WAS ORIGINALLY STATED OCCURRED IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR.

BUT BECAUSE OF CORONA VIRUS WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THAT IS TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR A DATE YET TO BE DEPARTMENT IN NOVEMBER. SO A NEW CONTRACT WAS SUBMITTED WITH A START DATE OF JUNE 1 2020.

THE JUDGE HAS SIGNED THE CONTRACT, IT'S BEEN TO RESUBMIT IT TO THE MEADOWS ORGANIZATION.

I'M ASKING FOR YOUR RATIFICATION OF THE NEW CONTRACT, WHICH WAS SIGNED BY THE JUDGE AND SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO CONFIRM THE OBLIGATIONS OF GENE ONE STARTED. MEISSNER'S THEIR NO QUESTIONS. I LOOKED FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM 1970.

MOTION SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE AYE, THOSE NUN MOTION CARRIES 20 DISCUSSION MAXIM TO

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APPROVE IT. $234,487 GRANT. FROM THE CORONA VIRUS RELIEF FROM PROGRAM DENNIS. ON MAY 11TH OF 2020. THE COUNTY JUDGE RECEIVED NOTIFICATION FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS OF THE APPROPRIATION OF AN $11.24 BILLION. THROUGH THE CORONA VIRUS RELIEF FUND, WHICH IS INCLUDED AS PART OF CARES, PROVIDE FINANCIAL RESOURCE IS TO HELP STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC. 45% OF THE TOTAL ALLOCATION, WHICH IS 5.655 POINT SIX BILLION WOULD BE MADE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFF THAT $3.2 BILLION WAS JUST DISPERSED TO SIX EIGHTIES AND 12 COUNTIES. THE POPULATION GREATER THAN 500,000. THAT LEAVES $1.85 BILLION AVAILABLE TO CITIES AND COUNTIES. IN WHAT I CALL THE BALANCE OF ST. CALDWELL COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED AN ALLOCATION OF 1,000,172. HOWEVER, AN IMMEDIATE 20% ALLOCATION, WHICH WAS DETERMINED BY $55 PER CAPITA FORMULA. WHICH REPRESENTS 234,408 HAS ALREADY BEEN DISPERSED TO THE COUNTY. ADDITIONAL ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES. LOCKHART THERE 20% ALLOCATION 152,779. LULING 66,176. MARTINGALE $13,915 MUSTANG RIDGE, $5258 NEATER WHILE $1298 ULAN, $6391. THE FUNDS MAYBE USED TO COVER COSTS THAT MEAT THREE CRITERIA. THEY'RE NECESSARY EXPENDITURES AND CURRENT. DURING OUR DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPECT KOGAN, 19 WERE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE BUDGET, MOSTLY RECENTLY APPROVED AS A MARCH 27 2020 WHICH WAS THE DATE OF THE IMMACULATE CARE, ZACK. WERE INCURRED DURING MARCH 1 2022 DECEMBER 30TH 2020 AND I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE ELIGIBLE EXPENSIVE EXPENDITURE SO THAT WE ALL UNDERSTAND WHAT IS AVAILABLE.

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MEDICAL EXPENSES INCURRED BY PUBLIC HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND SIMILAR FACILITIES. CALLS FOR PROVIDING DID NOT CO 19 TESTING. EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE EXPENSES, INCLUDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION. EXPENSES FOR ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICAL AND PROTECTIVE SUPPLIES, INCLUDING SANITIZING PRODUCTS AND PP MEDICAL PERSONNEL, POLICE OFFICER SOCIAL WORKER'S CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES CHILD WELFARE OFFICER DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR OLDER ADULTS. EXPENSIVE FOR DISINFECTION OF PUBLIC AREAS LIKE NURSING HOME.

EXPENSES FOR QUARANTINING INDIVIDUALS. PAYROLL EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, PUBLIC HEALTH, HEALTH CARE, HUMAN SERVICES AND SIMILAR EMPLOYEES WHOSE SERVICES ARE SUBSTANTIALLY DEDICATED TO MITIGATING OR RESPONDING TO KOBE 19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. EXPENSES FOR FOOD DELIVERY, THE RESIDENT, SENIOR CITIZENS AND OTHER VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. EXPENSES TO FACILITATE DISTANCE LEARNING IN CONNECTION WITH SCHOOL CLOSINGS. EXPENSES FOR MAINTAINING STATE PRISONS AND COUNTY JAILS, AS RELATES TO SANITATION IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. EXPENDITURE CHURCH RELATED TO REVISION OF GRANTS TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO REIMBURSE THE COST OF BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CAUSED BY CLOSURE. EXPENDITURES RELATED TO A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAYROLLS FOR PROGRAM.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COSTS. SUCH COST WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACTOR OTHERWISE AND ANY OTHER COVERT 19 RELATED EXPENSES REASONABLY NECESSARY TO THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT CERTIFIED SATISFIES BOARD. FUND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. YOU MAY RECALL WHEN THE KOBE 19 OCCUR, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, ALL OF THESE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME OUT ABOUT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE MONEY THAT'S AVAILABLE 1ST 1 WE HEARD FARM WAS FEMALE. REPUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. WE APPLIED FOR THAT NOT REGISTERED TO BE A PART OF THAT. AND WE STILL ARE. BUT THE THING ABOUT FEMA PROGRAM IS THAT THEY ONLY PAY YOU 75% OF YOUR EXPENDITURES THAT YOU'RE SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR. THIS PROGRAM ALLOWS 100% RECOVERY OF ELIGIBLE EXPENSES. SO I'M ASKING TODAY THAT YOU ACCEPT THE 234,487 ALLOCATION BEEN AWARDED CALL ACCOUNT. ALL RIGHT. COMMISSIONERS. UH, WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE. SOME OF IT. HAVE EMOTIONALLY THEY HAVE A SECOND. HAVE EMOTION IS SICK AND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE AYE, THOSE LAND MOTION CARRIES. ADAM 22 DISCUSSION ACTION TO

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APPROVE A BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER 41 TO RECEIVE UNITED WAY SINCE HIS GRANT MONEY TO APPROPRIATE REVENUE EXPENSE LINE, DENNIS. AND AUDITOR MAY HAVE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THIS.

THIS WAS AN ISSUE. WE DISCUSSED IT. PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS COURT WE GOT, WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE UNITED WAY GREATER, OFTEN. TO SUPPORT OUR SINCE ITS ACTIVITIES, AND I THINK WE GOT AN ADDITIONAL $10,000 WHAT, $25,000 WE'RE JUST ASKING THAT.

THE BUDGET AMENDMENT BE APPROVED SO WEAKEN APPROPRIATE REVENUE AND EXPENSES IN THE RIGHT PLANET. BARBARA HAVING THING DOWN? NO SIR. I CONCUR WITH DENNIS'S COMMENTS, OKAY? ALL RIGHT, SO COMMISSIONERS WERE MOVING. WE'RE RECEIVING THE $10,000. YOU 90 WEIGHT SINCE HIS GRANT MONEY. TO PROVE REVENUE. SPENCE LINE ON HAVE A MUSLIM DON'T BREATHE. SOME OF IT. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. WE HAVE A SECOND ALMOST IN A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE, THOSE NON

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MOTION CARRIES OUT OF 23 JUST ABOUT DENNIS. DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE A BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER 42 FOR COBEN, 19 SUPPLIES. EIGHT THERMOMETERS WANT ISN'T AFFECTING CASE TO SANITIZER CASES, 12 SANITIZER AND CLEANERS TO 22 SANITIZER STATIONS. YES. SO, UM. I KNOW.

PRIOR TO DENNIS'S. THIS MIGHT HAVE PROBABLY BEEN A REGULAR BUDGET AMENDMENT JUST TAKE FROM CONTINGENCY TO COPE IN 19 9 ITEMS, BUT I DO WANT TO. AT LEAST GET YOUR OPINION NOW THAT WE HAVE ACCEPTED AND PAST THAT 100 $34,000 FOR THE COAT. RUN OF VIRUS REALLY FUN PROGRAM. I DON'T KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO CONSIDER USING THAT FOR. BECAUSE IT IS ALL THE ITEMS THAT WE ARE ASKING FOR THAT BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD BE ELIGIBLE UNDER THAT REALLY FUN PROGRAM. THIS IS A DANNY'S CORRECT. THIS IS A GOOD METHODOLOGY OF MAINTAINING THESE ITEMS. SO WILL CONTINUE. TIO KEEP UP WITH IN THIS WAY. JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS. UM AS I READ THROUGH THE CARES, ACT AND HAVE BEEN READING SOME OF THE FEMALE INFORMATION. AND ALSO ASKING OUR EXTERNAL AUDITOR WILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN ALL THE CARES FUNDING IN A

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SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT WILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN IT IN A SEPARATE. FUND AND ANY FUNDING. I THINK WE'RE UP TO $54,000 ON THE PAYROLL SIDE. THAT WAS THE INFORMATION THAT WAS REPORTED TO ME BY CAROLINE. AND THEN ON THE SO FAR ON THE BUDGET AMENDMENT. WE'VE GOT 15,000 PLUS, WE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT DANNY HAS REPORTED TO US. THAT WE NEED TO DO A DISH ON ADDITIONAL BUDGET AMENDMENT ON SO FAR WE'VE GOT. WE DON'T HAVE $234,000 JUST YET, BUT WE STILL HAVE THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST 2020 THAT WE MAY HAVE TO $134,000. SO WE DON'T KNOW YET AND WE HAVEN'T ACCOUNTED FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COSTS. SO ALL THESE ITEMS WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT AND JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE FEMA IN THERE. YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. DANNY WILL HAVE TEO GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ACCOUNTING FOR ALL THE COST. I'M THINKING OF CAROLYN'S. CAROLINE, WHO HAS BEEN ACCOUNTING FOR ALL OF THE PAYROLL AND HER TIME AND THE COST OF JUDGE HAYDEN AND THE TIME THAT HE'S TAKEN, UM HE'S TAKING AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF TIME IN THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S TIME SO. I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND REALLY THINK ABOUT ALL THE COST THAT, UM, THAT OUR COUNTY HAS TAKEN INDIRECT AND DIRECT COSTS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ACCOUNTING FOR ALL THIS TIME UNDER COVERT 19 TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ACCOUNTING FOR EVERY EVERY. JENNY, EVERY DIME OR WHATEVER. YOU WANNA CALL IT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE. ALLOCATING AND THAT, UM, WE'RE TAKING EVERYTHING INTO ACCOUNT. SO I HAVE JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION REGARDING THAT. SO ARE YOU. RECOMMENDING THAT WE CONTINUE TO PULL FROM CONTINGENCY IN OTHER AREAS AS THIS BUDGET TRANSFERS SUGGESTS, OR NOW THAT MONEY IS DEPOSITED. D'OH. TAKE IT OUT. HOW DO WE HOW DO WE HANDLE IT WITH THE COURT TO ACCOUNT FOR IT? I THINK IT'S OKAY TO GO AHEAD AND DO THIS RIGHT NOW AND THEN WE'LL GO IN AND WILL DO. CEM. WE NEED TO GO IN AND. AND TAKE EVERYTHING OUT. I'M GONNA HAVE WEREN'T GOING TO HAVE TO BRING ANOTHER BUDGET AMENDMENT TO COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND WILL DO THE CLEANING UP OF THE BOOK MONEY. MOVE THE MONEY FROM THAT ACCOUNT IN THAT TIME. THAT'S GONNA TAKE SOME TIME, HANDSOME. AWESOME OPENING UP A BANK ACCOUNTS AND ALL THAT GOOD STEPS. WE'VE GOT SOME WORK LIKE I WAS TELLING MY RA. THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME ADDITIONAL WORK THAT OUR COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE HAS TO DO SO. AS MUCH AS OUR EXTERNAL AUDITOR JUST TOLD US. THEY DON'T WANT US TO DO THAT. WE'RE INVOLVED AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT. OKAY. VERY GOOD. SO COMMISSIONERS. I WOULD BE LOOKING THEN FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE. BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER 42 FOR CODE 19 SUPPLIES. TRANSFERRING A 8478 OUT OF CONTINGENCY. 00165 INTO FEMA. FOR FOUR EIGHT FIVE DASH D R 001651. I HAVE A MOTION TILLMAN. WE HAVE EMOTIONS THAT YOU HAVE A SECOND SECOND. HAVE EMOTION, A SECOND OLIVE PAPERS SAY AYE. KERRYS. ADAM, 24. DISCUSSION ACTION TO APPROVE A BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER 43 TO

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FIND OVERTIME FOR JAILERS DUE TO TURN OVER. IT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. WE'RE SHORT HANDED. SO WE'RE HAVING A HAVE THE JAILERS THAT WE HAVE WORK OVERTIME. WE HAVE $12,500 WORTH OF OVERTIME THAT WE NEED TO TRANSFER. JAMES. MAKE A MOTION THAT WE HAVE APPROVED BUDGET A MINUTE 43. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. WE HAVE A SECOND. YOU HAVE EMOTION IN SECOND ON FAVOR, SAY AYE. I POSED IN MOTION CARRIES. I'M 26 DISCUSSION ACTION TO REVIEW AND APPROVE THE COWARD COUNTY

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL GIRLS AND PUBLIC POLICIES, BARBARA. YES, OUR COUNTY JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS THIS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL GOALS AND POLICIES HAS BIN. HAS GONE BEFORE COUNTY ATTORNEY I APPRECIATE HIM REVIEWING THIS INFORMATION IN OUR COUNTY JUDGE, AND I'VE ALSO ASKED OUR FINANCIAL ADVISORS TO REVIEW THE DEBT POLICIES. THAT ARE EMBEDDED IN HERE. I'VE ALSO

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BEEN INVOLVED IN LOOKING AT THE. UH FUND BALANCE POLICY. MY PUT A COUPLE OF THOSE TOGETHER BEFORE AND SO THIS IS BASICALLY WE ALSO ONE OF THE OTHER ITEMS THAT WE NEEDED TIO REASON THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A RUSH. TO PUT THIS INFORMATION TOGETHER WAS THE G L O. THEY WERE ASKING US TO PUT SOME POLICIES TOGETHER. THEY NEEDED THAT INFORMATION SO THAT THEY COULD SO THAT THEY COULD FINALIZE. SOME OF THEIR INFORMATION, SO WE QUICKLY PUT A DRAFT POLICY TOGETHER AND THEY ADDED THE LAST PART OF THIS INFORMATION TOGETHER ON THE GRANT. AND THIS ALSO JUST HELPS US TO HAVE SOME GUIDELINES IN ON FINANCIAL GOES AND POLICIES, AND IT JUST HELPS US TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH AND HELPS US TO HAVE SOME. GOALS AND POLICIES AND THESE COULD BE REVIEWED ANNUALLY. WE CAN ADD, AND WE CAN DELETE FROM, BUT THIS HELPS US TO BE STANDARDIZED AS A. COUNTY AND SO THERE'S ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THIS. THIS IS FINE. I D APPRECIATE OUR FINANCIAL ADVISORS STATING THAT WAY ARE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE DEBT. POLICIES IN HERE, SO THAT'S APPRECIATED. AND SO IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE A QUESTION ON I KNOW THESE ARE QUITE A FEW POLICIES OR IF YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME TIME OR IF YOU NEED IT. IF WE NEED TO REVIEW ANY PARTICULAR POLICY BOMBINGS BECAUSE THIS IS 20 PAGES WORTH OF POLICIES, BUT THESE AIR PRETTY STANDARD. I'VE SEEN HIM ON SOME OF THE OTHER LOVE OF GOVERNMENTS THAT I'VE WORKED IN. SO BOMBINGS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, LET ME KNOW. COMMISSIONERS. ANY QUESTIONS? I'M NOT LOOKING FOR. MOTION TO APPROVE OUR COUNTY STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL GOALS. YOU STILL WITH ME? YES. HE WASA LOT TO TRY TO ABSORB IN A QUICK TIME. I DON'T KNOW HOW. URGENT. IT ISTHE. WE APPROVE THIS TABLE, IT HAD MORE TIME REALLY READ THROUGH THIS THING SAFELY SAY ANYTHING. THAT WERE QUESTIONABLE, OR IS IT SOMETHING I MEAN? I READ IT, BUT I LIKE TO READ. A LITTLE CLOSER. I DON'T THINK IT'S URGENT. COMMISSIONER I MEAN, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS FOUND IN THE ARCTIC. WE NEED TO DO THAT.

I DON'T THINK GIVING YOU A COUPLE MORE WEEKS TO REVIEW IT. WE'RE HURTING THING. AND UNLESS THE AUDITOR DOES. THAT THAT'S FINE WITH THIS. JELL O HAS A DRAFT COPY OF IT. THEY'RE USING IT. DENNIS REMIND ME BUT. THEY WERE. THEY WERE NEEDING DRAFT OF SOME TYPE OF POLICIES, SO THEY WERE THE ONES THAT WERE NEEDING IT A FEW WEEKS AGO, ACTUALLY, SO THEY'RE USING ACTUALLY, A DRAFT COPY OF. OUT SOME POLICIES THAT WE PUT TOGETHER IN. DENNIS WOULD HAVE TIO REMIND ME ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE NEEDING THAT MORE SO. THIS IS IN REFERENCE STAR JELLO GRANTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT GRANT. WE'RE WORKING WITH NEW PROJECT MANAGERS OF JELL O, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEIR REQUIREMENTS HAVE THESE POLICIES IN PLACE. MAN. AT THE TIME THAT WE ENTERED INTO THESE GRANTS WITH JELL O. WE DID NOT HAVE A PARTICULAR POLICY. MAYBE I'M JUST A LITTLE LIBERTY TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE US TIME TO DESIGN THEM FOR THEIR WARNING TO RECEIVE A FINALIZED COFFEE, BUT IT'S NOT AN URGENT MATTER THAT WE HAVE TO DO TODAY. IF YOU NEED TO TABLE THIS FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF A FUTURE MEETING SOMETHING THAT CERTAINLY ALLOWABLE OKAY, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAS DRIVEN US TO PREPARE THESE DOCUMENTS. WE NEED HIM ANYWAY. BUT NOW THE YELLOW SAYS, WE GOTTA SEW. IT IS TO KEEP US IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LOW REQUIREMENT COMPONENTS. FLASH IS GOOD. YEAH, THIS IS PRETTY STANDARD.

AND WHAT IT DOES REFERENCE ALSO IS THE INVESTMENT PART. WHAT. THEM ARE EXTERNAL AUDITORS WERE REFERENCING AND THE OTHER ITEM THAT IS PRETTY. THAT IS A LOT MORE URGENT IS THE ONE THAT I DISCUSSED EARLIER THAT IS CONNECTED TO THIS. IS THE INVESTMENT POLICY BECAUSE WE'RE WE'RE OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THAT ONE. AND THAT'S THE ONE THAT OUR COUNTY TREASURER IS REVIEWING IN OUR COUNTY JUDGE. COUNTY ATTORNEY AND THAT'S A STANDARD POLICY ALSO. SO THOSE WERE SOME OF THE POLICIES THAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON AND. IN BETWEEN THE AUDIT AND SOME OF THESE OTHER THINGS, SO BY ALL MEANS THIS IS JUST STANDARD. BUT. I WOULD DEFINITELY TAKE

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SOME TIME FOR YOU TO REVIEW IT. AND ONCE THIS IS FINALIZING, THIS GOES BACK TO HOLLAND SO THAT THEY HAVE THE FINAL VERSION. OKAY, COMMISSIONER, DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING? I WANT TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE THIS TILL THE NEXT MEETING. REALLY? I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE. AUTUMN NUMBER 26. OKAY, COMMISSIONER'S WE HAVE A MOTION TO TABLE OUT OF 26 UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND. WE HAVE EMOTION IN A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. HI ROSE NINE MOTION.

CADE'S. HEY, I'M 28. DISCUSSION ACTION TO ACCEPT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND FORCED

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DURANT'S A DIVISION SECTION FOR FIVE FOR PERMANENT COUNTY MAINTENANCE AND TO RELEASE THE MAINTENANCE BOND POSTED BY HOSTILE PARTS AND SERVICES LTD. SECURITY AGAINST DAMAGES OR DEFECT. DEFECTED WORK FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND FORCE A RANCH SUBDIVISION SECTIONS FOR FIVE AS PROVIDED BY SUBSECTIONS, 3.8 POINT FIVE G AND 3.8 POINT FIVE AGE. OF THE KABUL COUNTY DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. CASEY, YOU GET ME OKAY. GOOD MORNING OR AFTERNOON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF DONALD CLAIRE. AND FORCED TO RANCH SUBDIVISION DEVELOPERS HAVE ADDRESSED ALL OF THE ISSUES THEY DID ABOUT $25,000 FOR THE CRACK STILL REPAIRS.

THEY REPLACED SEVERAL COLBERT'S AND DUG OUT SOME BAR DITCHES AND REPLACED IT WITH NEW RAW.

THEY ALSO TO REPLACE THE STOP SIGN THAT WAS MISSING IN A COUPLE OF STREET SIGNS. SO WE'RE JUST LOOKING TO BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THIS INTO THE COUNTY ROLE, AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO RELEASE THEIR BOND. COMMISSIONERS HAVE EMOTIONAL TOO. EXCEPT OF COMPARTMENTS AND FIRST TO RANCH. I WILL MAKE THEM MOTION. WE HAVE EMOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND OF EMOTION IN A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE AYE. THOSE NON MOTION CARRIES. ADAM 30

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DISCUSSION ACTION TO IMPROVE THE CHANGES MADE TO THE BUDGET. SINCE 5 26. 2020 AS HE, YES. UH THIS IS A LIST OF ALL OF THE DEPARTMENT THAT WE HAVE MET WITH SO FAR. UM. AND I'VE JUST LISTED SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT WE HAVE MADE THEIR WILL FINALLY GOT THE RENEWAL RIGHT FOR THE MEDICAL, SO I'M GOING TO START PUTTING PUTTING THOSE NUMBERS AND IN THERE ANY DEPARTMENT THAT DOES NOT HAVE ANYBODY THAT USES. THE INSURANCE WILL GO INTO THE MEDICAL CONTINGENCY LINE ITEM, SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I'M WORKING ON. I AM SETTING UP SOME MORE MEETINGS WITH THOSE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT I HAVEN'T MET WITH. SO I HAVE SOME SET UP THIS WEEK. SO I'M SET UP NEXT WEEK. IT'S JUST REALLY CRAZY. BUT YES, BUT AS SOON AS THOSE CHANGES COME ABOUT. UH WE'LL BE GETTING THOSE CHANGES TO YOU GUYS. A SWELL GAME COMMISSION JUST TO CLARIFY. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET HIM IN THE IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET RIGHT NOW THERE WILL BE.

MORE WORKSHOPS WAY WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS THESE FURTHER. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET HIM IN THERE AND CONTINUE OUR PROGRESS FORWARD SO THAT WE CAN BRING TO YOU. FULL FLESHED OUT PROPOSED BUDGET SO THAT WE CAN HAVE FULL CONVERSATIONS. SO ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, I'D BE LOOKING FOR A MOTION TO APPROVE. ADAM. MY COMMOTION. WE APPROVE OUT OF NUMBERS. WE HAVE EMOTION TO PROVE OUT OF 30. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND. WE HAVE EMOTION IN SECOND ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. THOSE LAND MOTION CARRIES. UH, ITEM 31. DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN? MAKE WAY HAVE EMOTIONS. THEY HAD A 2ND 2ND FAVOUR OF A GERMAN SAY I. THOSE MOTION CARRIES WE

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