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[Call to Order]

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COMMISSIONER'S COURT BUDGET WORKSHOP. WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER NINE O'CLOCK JULY 21ST 2020. IT WOULD YOU LIKE US IN THE INVOCATION? I JUST RAN AWAY.

FATHER. GOD IN HEAVEN. FATHER OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR USED PRICE. FATHER ONE MORE TIRED, WEAK, ALMOST SERVANT. YEAH. TO SAY THANK YOU. BUT I THINK EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE.

APPRECIATE ALL THE STUFF YOU DID FOR US DAILY. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING A FRIEND.

DO WE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS? NO ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAJOR. MR SHELTON, NO COMMISSION ROLLING, OKAY. CITIZEN'S COMMENT. GETS BACK FROM SOMEWHERE HERE. I'M SURE WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT.

DOWN. OKAY, THAT I'LL BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER THEIR BASE, THEY'LL HEAR ME. OKAY. NO CITIZENS COMMENTS, THEN WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND MOVE. TEO SPECIAL PRESENTATION. I ASKED

[1. Discussion/Action to approve Purchase Order payment packet in the amount of $54,307.81 Speaker: Judge Haden; Cost: $54,307.81; Backup: 5]

JASON TO COME IN AND. KIND OF GETS UP TO SPEED ON WHERE WE'RE AT WITH GREATER SAN MARCUS PARTNERSHIP. YOU CAN TAKE THAT OFF. JASON IF YOU WANT TO. THANK YOU, BRIDGET. EVERYBODY SPRING. FOR SOME REASON, IT'S NOT. THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO FROM HERE ON. IT'S ON. ON THE CHARGE.

HERE HERE, PUT THIS ON US. YOU GUYS HAVE IT ON YOUR SCREEN. CAN YOU? IS IT UP ON YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW? IT'S ON THE SCREEN YET. I DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S NOT COMING. YEAH, I HAVE IT. I HAVE OKAY. OKAY? I THINK I HAVE IT. YOU DON'T SEE A USB. HEY, IT'S ALL RIGHT, EXCELLENT THERE AND WORKING FINE UNTIL WE GOT A RED STATION. NO GOOD MOR, GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING US OUR ORGANIZATION HERE TOE TO SHARE COMMON UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN DOING AND SHARE SORT OF SOME OF THE SUCCESSES AND SOME OF OUR UPCOMING ACTIVITIES WITH THE COURT, SO CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE IT. ASK QUESTIONS. ANY COMMENTS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH ME? OF COURSE, PLEASE SHARE. SO REALLY JUST WANTED TO START WITH OUR CURRENT OPERATIONS SINCE THE CURRENT VIRUS OUTBREAK. OUR ORGANIZATION HAS CONTINUED TEO TO BE ONLINE, ALBEIT REMOTE.

OUR STAFF IS SLOWLY PHASING BACK INTO THE OFFICE WE'VE COME BACK WOULD SAY ABOUT JUNE AND KIND OF IN SLOW WAVES. BUT DURING THIS TIME I WILL TELL YOU WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE UNPRECEDENTED ACTIVITY AS IT RELATES TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY IN OUR REGION AND PROJECTS COMING TO OUR REGION. WITH INTEREST TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, SO VERY EXCITING TIME WITH THAT OUR STAFF HAD SOME TRANSITION. YOU GUYS BENEFITTED YOU GUYS

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BEING GLOBAL COUNTY AND THE COMMUNITY OF LOCKHART. IN ONE OF OUR FORMER EMPLOYEES WHO IS NOW WORKING DOWN THE ROAD HERE, BUT IT'S ALSO ALLOWED US TO REBUILD OUR TEAM AND I'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF OUR NEW STAFF. MEMBERS THAT ARE ON BOARD AS WELL. IT ALSO HAS A PAUSING ALL OF OUR IN PERSON EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF OUR FISCAL YEAR, WHICH RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH. SO WE ARE GONNA DO SOME ONLINE PROGRAMMING WAY ALL WILL SHARE SOME OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AND JUST KNOW THAT THAT PROGRAMMING IS REGIONALLY BASED, AND OUR APPROACH IS TO BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE. SO YOU WILL SEE FAMILIAR. FAY. ON THE PROGRAMS, ALBEIT VIRTUAL, REPRESENTING THE CALDWELL, CAN IT COMMUNITIES. SO WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO DO ALL WEEK. REPRESENT. YOUR COMMUNITIES. AND ME. SURE THAT PA OF THE CON. SO THE FIRST 1 OF THE FIRST NEW TODAY MEMBER I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE AHN YOUR.

THERE. IS BARBARA THOMASON. BARBARA JOINS US MOST RECENTLY FROM A CONSULTING COMPANY THAT SHE STARTED, BUT REALLY PREVIOUSLY I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO HER EXPERIENCE IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORLD. SHE SERVED AS PRESIDENT, CEO OF A MAJOR CHAMBER OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON FOR 14 YEARS, AS WELL AS A DEAN OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON ON WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT WE LOOKED FOR SOMEONE THAT CAN REALLY HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND ME. IT'S IN THE AIR OF BUSINESS RETENTION, EXPANSION, AND WE ADDED THE TERM WORKFORCE TO HER TITLE VERY INTENTIONALLY. WORKFORCE CONTINUES TO BE THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE COS WE'RE LOOKING FOR WHEN THEY'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND TO RELOCATE THEIR COMPANY. SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE BRINGING RESOURCES TO BEAR TO MATCH THOSE NEEDS. WE ALSO WANTED TO DEMONSTRATE AS YOU GUYS KNOW, MY PHILOSOPHY IS TO TAKE ACTION MORE THAN CONTINUE TO KEEP TALKING. AND HOST. MEETINGS. SO ALL MEETING WERE BEEN DOING I TOLD HER YOU COULDN'T CONVERTED IN ACTIVITY. SO WELL. SEE. IT. LOT OF HOPE. SO AND MOVING THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD MUCH FASTER UNDER HER LEADERSHIP IN THIS AREA, BECAUSE I THINK WE KNOW A LOT ABOUT OURSELVES. WE JUST NEED TO CONVERT IT. SO THAT'S A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW. IN THAT. SPACE AND YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF HER. IN THE NEAR FUTURE. NEXT STAFF MEMBER I WANT INTRODUCE YOU TO IS JD MORE. JD JOINS US AS A MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER. HEY WORKED FOR A COMPANY WITHIN OUR FOOTPRINT, MOST RECENTLY AT TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, SO HE KNOWS OUR FOOTPRINT. WELL, YOU WILL SEE A LOT OUT OF J. D. HE WILL BE TAKING ON ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMPONENTS. A SWELL IS WORKING WITH OUR LOCAL PUBLICATIONS TO REALLY HELP GET MORE MEDIA PLACEMENTS AND MORE ACTIVITY SO THAT THE WORLD KNOWS WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE AND CALLED WHAT COUNTY. LAST F MEMBER I WANT INTRODUCE IS A RELOCATION OUT OF CALIFORNIA AS SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOW HER HUSBAND TOOK A JOB LOCALLY HERE, AND HE'S ORIGINALLY FROM HERE AND SHE JOINED US ABOUT. 34 MONTHS AGO. SHANNON WEB SHE IS OUR NEW OFFICE MANAGER. SHE'S KIND OF ALL THINGS TO US ANYTHING AND ADMINISTRATIVELY.

ANY DATA AND THE INFORMATION YOU EVER NEED. SHE'S GOING TO BE THE PERSON TO GET A TEAM SO YOU MAY SEE MORE AND MORE E MAILS FROM HER. SHE'S REALLY MY RIGHT HAND IN SO MANY WAYS FOR THE ORGANIZATION SO REALLY KEEPS US ALL ORGANIZED AND FOCUSED, SO I JUST WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE WITH A NAME THAT YOU MAY OFTEN SEE AN E MAIL. BUT WHEN I ALSO WANT TO SHARE SORT OF WHAT APPROACH THE ORGANIZATION HAS TAKEN UNDER THE COVERT 19 CRISES WHEN, AS SOON AS THIS BECAME A PARENT, IT HAS BECOME THE ISSUE. IT WAS. OUR ORGANIZATION HAS STEPPED UP IN A IN OUR REGIONAL CAPACITY. TO DO ALL WE CAN TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES IN THE TWO COUNTY FOOTPRINT THAT THE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTS, SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT THERE IN THE SLOT. I'M NOT GOING OVER ALL OF IT, BUT CERTAINLY WAY HAVE WERE DOING ALL WE CAN T PROVIDE INFORMATION TO BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO THE RESIDENTS. AND CERTAINLY CONNECT ANY RESOURCE IS FEDERALLY STATE OR LOCAL TO THOSE ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS. WE STARTED A WEBSITE PRETTY MUCH WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PROVE IT BEING THE EPIDEMIC IT IS AND IT'S CONTINUES TO BE OUR MOST VIEWED WEBSITE THIE APPROACH HERE WAS NO PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

CERTAINLY. BUT LETTING ALL COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES PUT INFORMATION ON ONE PLACE SO THAT NOT EVERYBODY HAD TO RECREATE THE WHEEL. WHEN IT CAME TO SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT RESOURCE IS IT CONTINUES TO BE THAT I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT IT THAT CALDWELL COUNTY SEAL IS UP THERE. HIS COUNT SEAL. IS UP THERE. AND IT GOT, EH COMMUNITY WITHIN BOTH. KAUN.

LLL WITH LIVE UP TO DATE INFORMATION THAT BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS CAN GO TWO AT ANY POINT TIME AND GET RESOURCE INFORMATION. AZULA CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE SHOULD THEY HAVE QUESTIONS ON FEDERAL OR STATE PROGRAMS? WE ALSO HOSTED A VARIETY OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. THE NEXT COUPLE SLIDES WILL SHOW YOU SOME OF THOSE, UH, WE DID A WEBINAR VERY QUICKLY WITH THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE. JUST KIND OF CONNECTING SOME STATE RESOURCE IS WE ALSO DID A WEBINAR ON THE CARES ACT WITH SOME EXPERTS IN OUR REGION TO TALK ABOUT THE. PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM. KIND OF ALL THAT THAT ENTAILED SO THAT BUSINESSES CAN ASK QUESTIONS OF THOSE LEADERS ON UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON.

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WE ALSO HOSTED SENATOR JOHN CORNYN ON HAD A DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH HIM. WE SOLICITED QUESTIONS FROM OUR INVESTORS AND BROUGHT THOSE TO HIS ATTENTION. AND I MADE SURE THAT HE FOCUSED HIS COMMENTS ON OUR TWO COUNTIES, NOT STATEWIDE MESSAGING THAT HE OFTEN WANTS TO TALK ABOUT. SO I THINK IT WAS REALLY DIRECTING AND HOPEFULLY IMPACTFUL FOR THOSE THAT LISTENED IN. AND ALL OF THESE HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN OUR WEBSITE. SO IF YOU EVER WANT TO GO BACK AND LOOK BY ALL MEANS I'LL DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SIDE RESOURCE IS FOR RECOVERY.

THIS IS OUR MOST RECENT EFFORT. THE IS WHERE I WANT TO REALLY. MEN THAT WE HAVE STRONG LITTLE COW. RAY IN THIS FOUR PART WEAPONS SIRI. IT. IS. MEN. TO HELP. COMPANY. IN A NON FINANCIAL WAY. WE KNOW THAT FINANCIAL RESOURCES ARE VALUABLE TO COMPANIES, BUT CERTAINLY NON FINANCIAL RESOURCES ARE BECOMING EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT TO HELP THEM THROUGH THIS RECOVERY. SO WEI HAVE A VARIETY OF TOPICS THAT ARE LISTED THERE WITH SPEAKERS IN EACH AREA TO HELP COS I UNDERSTAND THE RESOURCE THAT ARE OUT THERE HELP WORK. WITH THEM. AND MORE. IMPORTANT ENTER THERE. QUESTIONS. S O. THOUGH. WAY. THEY CAN. BRING WHAT RI TO BE. CAN TO BEAR. ON. IT. OF THESE TOPICS. WHILE END. MANTRA AND HELPING REALLY SMALL BUSINESSES IN PARTICULAR THROUGH THIS TIME. THE NEXT LIGHT OVER HERE JUST OVERALL, SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES WE'VE ALSO CONTINUED TO DO. WE HAD TO PAUSE OUR STRATEGY, WHICH IS VISION 2025 WHICH SOME OF YOU ARE PART OF, AND WE APPRECIATE THAT. IT WILL BE RESTARTED AGAIN IN AUGUST AND HOPEFULLY TO CONCLUSION BY OCTOBER. WE ALSO ARE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF A WEBSITE REDESIGN OUR WEBSITE ITSELF, ALTHOUGH IT MAY LOOK GREAT ON THE SURFACE IS ABOUT SIR. OR EIGHT. YEARS OLD. AND NEEDS A SIGNATURE. REFRESH. WHICH WE. IT. WILL BE A VERY ROBUST, VERY GRAY. HEAVY REALLY? WANT TO REP. OUR RE. WHO WE ARE. THROUGH. THROUGH VISION, SO YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF THAT COMING AND THAT WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN OCTOBER. IN THE MARKETING PROMOTION AREA. WE'VE GOTTEN SOME NEW FEATURES THAT CERTAINLY WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU ON THE MEDIA SIDE. WE'RE CONTINUING THE SHERIFF STORY. WE'VE STARTED A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SAN MARCUS RECORD, AND THAT RELATIONSHIP WAS SUGGESTED THAT WE REACH OUT TO SOME OF THE CALDWELL COUNTY PUBLICATIONS. AND WE ACTUALLY SECURE THE SAME STORIES. I'LL BE RE IN THE LOCKHART COMMUNITY AS WELL. WHICH IN CONVERSATIONS RIGHT NOW IN LULING LOCKHART HAS STARTED SO YOU'LL START TO SEE US IN THERE MORE FREQUENTLY, BUT EVERY OTHER WEEK, UH, THE TENT THERE IS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. WHAT IS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES? WHAT ARE THE THINGS WE WORK ON? SO THEY UNDERSTAND AND WHEN YOU GUYS WERE BROUGHT THINGS AND ASKED BY YOUR CONSTITUENTS, YOU COULD SAY THAT A TYPE OF STUFF WE DO AND WHY WE DO IT. IT'S NOT MEANT TO BE TECHNICAL JARGON WERE REALLY THE ARTICLES I'M WRITING ARE VERY SIMPLIFIED VERY MUCH TRYING TO GET FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE AND WHY JOBS ARE IMPORTANT. WHY THIS INVESTMENTS IMPORTANT? AND WHY THE DECISIONS YOU'LL MAKE TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT. EYES IMPORTANT, SO I KNOW THAT YOU'LL BE SEEING MORE OF THAT IN WILL COUNTY PUBLICATIONS. WE ALSO HAVE SOME NATIONAL MEDIA THAT I JUST WANTED TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO, UH, ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS AN FBI MAGAZINE. THIS IS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT MAGAZINE. IT'S AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION. WE WERE FEATURED IN A STORY ALONGSIDE THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

ABOUT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPONENT OF TEXAS AND KIND OF HOW WE DID. OR ENTERED. AND YOU GO. HER BEEN VERY SUPPORTED OF A PROJECT THAT HAS CONTINUED BEYOND GOING IN THE COUNTY.

THAT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT RENEWABLE PROJECT. NO, THAT I REFERENCED THAT IN THIS ARTICLE, AND WE FOUND OUT FROM THE EDITOR'S THIS PUBLICATION. THIS HAS BEEN THEIR MOST READ NEWS STORY IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, SO CLEARLY REALLY GOOD ATTENTION, AND CERTAINLY WE CALLED OUT CALDWELL COUNTY IN PARTICULAR FOR ITS EFFORTS TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE. SO I WANTED TO SHARE THAT THAT STORY AND IT IS ON OUR SIDE. IF YOU WANTED TO GET A LOOK AT THE ENTIRE STORY, BUT ONE THAT BRINGS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION GIVEN THE PUBLICATION SCOPE ON REACH. WE ALSO CONTINUE TO DO OTHER NATIONAL STORIES REALLY CONTINUING TO DO ALL WE CAN TO HIGHLIGHT THE REGION FOR ITS ASSETS AND IN FORBES AND ALSO IN OUR STATEWIDE PUBLICATIONS, TEXAS WAS NAMED THE STATE OF THE DECADE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SO THAT PUBLICATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. AND WE HAD A CONCERT IN THAT PUBLICATION THAT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE USES TO PUBLICIZE THE STATE SO CONTINUE TO DO THAT EFFORT. PERFECT IN A LITTLE BIT ON THE MEDIA SIDE. I'M GONNA GLAZE OVER SOME OF THIS STUFF JUST JUST TO GIVE YOU GUYS A CHANCE TO LOOK AT IT, BUT CERTAINLY QUESTIONS I'M HAPPY TO TAKE BUT ON THEM ON THE MEDIA SIDE, SOCIAL MEDIA SITE IN PARTICULAR, WE'RE CONTINUING TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT THROUGH OTHER CHANNELS. BESIDES IS THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA AND IT CONTINUES TEO TO EXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS, WHICH IS GOOD. ON THE BUSINESS ATTRACTION SIDE FLIPPING TO THAT SECTION OF YOUR PRESENTATION, I PRUDENCE AND QUARTERLY NUMBERS SO YOU CAN GET A SENSE OF WHERE WE ARE WHAT I DO WANT TO DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO, OBVIOUSLY IS, THERE'S NO OUT OF REGION VISITS AT THIS POINT. THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PLACES WE CAN GO. BUT WE CAN'T SERVICE THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN OUR REGION. AND I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN PARTICULAR HOW MUCH ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO INCREASE DURING THIS TIME LAST YEAR. BY ALL ACCOUNTS WE THOUGHT WAS A VERY STRONG GEAR AND WE ACTUALLY EXCEEDED FOR THE THIRD QUARTER 2020 NUMBER OF ACTIVE LEADS THAT WE RECEIVED DURING THAT TIME PERIOD. AND IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT THE

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SOURCES OF THE LEADS CONTINUE TO COME TO US DIRECTLY AND WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT WE'RE NOT. DEPENDENT ON ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL TTO HELP US SECURE THOSE WERE ACTUALLY DRAWING THE ATTENTION FROM THE MEDIA STORIES IN FROM OUR EFFORTS AND COMPANIES ARE SAYING WE NEED TEO. BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS REGION, SO LET'S GIVE THEM A LOOK FOR OUR PROJECT. SO WE'RE SEEING IT COME NOW MORE DIRECT TO US A CZ. WELL A CZAR ENHANCED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE AS YOU WOULD IMAGINE WITH, YOU KNOW, MY PROUDEST NOW BEING IT THE HELM. DEFINITELY. DOESN'T HURT. ON CERTAINLY. WERE. KEEPING THAT RELATIONSHIP. VERY STRONG. ON THE NEXT LINE. YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK OF THE TYPE OF INDUSTRY SEGMENT THAT WE'RE SEEING. WHAT I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT MORE THAN ANYTHING IS THE NUMBERS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. IN TERMS OF THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE NUMBER. THE ORGANIZATION THROUGHOUT ITS 10 YEARS HAS NEVER ECLIPSE TO THE $2 BILLION MARK. FOR ONE GIVEN YEAR AND AT THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, WE WERE AT TWO POINTS BILLION.

WILL LIKELY ECLIPSE $3 BILLION ATTEND OF THIS FISCAL YEAR. SO I THINK THAT JUST IS A TREMENDOUS INDICATOR THAT WE ARE MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS AND THAT THIS WILL HOPEFULLY CONTINUING A GOOD TREND BECAUSE ALL THAT MEANS IS THE MORE WE CAN CAPTURE THAT SHARE FOUR JOBS. THE MAURIN ARE COMMUNITIES WILL BENEFIT FROM SO JUST EXCITED TO SHARE THAT NEWS WITH YOU. ON THE NEXT LINE. I WANTED TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION AND CERTAINLY ASK ALL OF YOU TO HOLD THE DATES IF YOU'RE ABLE OCTOBER 5TH TO THE SEVENTH. WE ARE DOING A NEW VERSION OF AN EVENT THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED WITH US IN THE PAST. IT IS A FAMILIARIZATION TO IT. THE CONSULTANTS THAT WE LOOK TOO, SO OFTEN TO BRING US PROJECTS.

WE PARTNERED WITH A NATIONAL FIRM THAT'S GOING TO GUARANTEE A SIX IF NOT EIGHT, OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST SIGHT CONSULTANT. WE'VE BEEN ABLETO PICK A GROUP THAT IS WORLD CLASS TO COME TO OUR ORGANIZATION. FOR 2.5 DAY KIND OF IMMERSION TOUR. WE'RE DOING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR. WE ARE STAYING IN THE TWO COUNTY FOOTPRINT. WE WILL NOT BE LEAVING TO GO TO THE F ONE RACE. WE WILL ONLY BE IN OUR FOOTPRINT. WE WILL BE. OUR THEME IS AUTHENTICITY, SO WE DON'T WANT TO HIDE BALL. WE DON'T PRETEND TO BE SOMEBODY. WE'RE NOT. SO WE'RE DOING SOME REALLY AUTHENTIC TYPE THINGS. SO ONE EXAMPLE IS A EVENT WE'RE GOING TO DO IN THE EVENING. ONE NIGHT IS GOING TO BARBECUE AN ACOUSTIC MUSIC, YOU KNOW WHAT'S MORE, WHAT'S MORE OUR REGION THAN THAT, SO AND IT'S GOING TO BE INCLUDE ALL OF YOU. WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU THERE. THAT'S WHY I ASK YOU. TO SAY. THE DATE. AND WE'LL HAVE MAURIN. TO SHARE WITH YOU. SOON. BUT IT GOING TO BE NOW. FORMAL. IT'S GO. TO BE DRESSED. IN SHORTS. AND A POLO. DRESS. JAY HERE.

COME AND THEY COMFORTABLE. AND TALK. TO THESE CONSULT. TELL THEM WHY THIS IS SUCH A GREAT REGION TO OPERATE A BUSINESS IN TOW, LIVIN. WE WANT THEM TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT AND FEEL IT IN AN AUTHENTIC WAY. NO, NO PRETENDING HERE, SO IT'LL BE A REALLY NEED EVENT. WE WILL SPEND AN ENTIRE DAY AND CALDWELL COUNTY SO CERTAINLY WILL SHARE WITH YOU THOSE DETAILS. MY THOUGHT IS ALSO EVEN THE HOST PART OF THAT DAY IN THIS ROOM BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ROOM AND WANT TO SHOW OFF KIND OF THE HISTORIC NATURE OF WHERE WE ARE AS WELL SO MORE TO COME, BUT DIDN'T WANT TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO THAT AND GIVE YOU PLENTY OF NOTICE, HOPEFULLY PARTICIPATE. ON THE WORKFORCE RETENTION SIDE. JUST A QUICK SLIDE OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE. BARBARA HAS STARTED TO MEET WITH, YOU'LL SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES AND THE COLD WILL COUNTY REGION. ALL THESE NAMES ON THOSE THREE SLIDES WERE HER 1ST 3 WEEKS ON THE JOB. SO, LIKE I SAID, WE'RE NOT LET HER BE SLOW IN STARTING. WE WANT HER TO DIE RIGHT IN AND GATHER WHATEVER INFORMATION SHE CAN. AND FROM THAT PART OF THAT INFORMATION SERIOUS. WE TALKED ABOUT HELP INFORM THAT FOUR PART WEBINAR THAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW. I ALSO WANT TO BRING ATTENTION TO ANY MANUFACTURING COMPANIES THERE. ISA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND GRANT AVAILABLE WE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO MANUFACTURERS. SO IF YOU DO KNOW ANY MANUFACTURERS IN THE COMMUNITY. THAT MIGHT BENEFIT FROM SKILLS TRAINING. THERE'S A STATE PROGRAM OUT THERE WILL BE HOSTING A WEBINAR ON HOWTO APPLY FOR HOW WE CAN HELP YOU APPLY FOR IT TO BRING FUNDS TO THOSE COMPANIES, SO CERTAINLY WANT TO SHARE THAT. AS WELL AS COMPANY VISITS. BARBARA WILL BE GETTING IN FRONT OF COMPANIES IN THE COUNTY. HEARING FROM THEM WHAT THEIR CHALLENGES ARE RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP THEM IF THEY'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND, FOR WHATEVER REASON. CERTAINLY WE WANT TO HELP THEM DO THAT, IF THEY ARE CONTRACTING OR NEED HELP, RESOURCE WISE, WE WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP HIM AS WELL. SO JUST WANT TO SHARE ON THE RETENTION OF WORKFORCE SIDE. ON THE NEXT LINE THERE. IT'S HIS UPCOMING INITIATIVES. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO MENTION IS WE ARE GOING TO BE HOSTING A COUNTY JUDGE DISCUSSION. SO, JUDGE THANK YOU FOR TAKING THAT TIME WITH US GIVING, YOU KNOW THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY A CHANCE TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM COUNTY LEADERSHIP ON WHAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN EACH COUNTY. WHAT CONTINUES TO HAPPEN AND ULTIMATELY REALLY LOOK FORWARD.

ON WHAT THE REMAINDER OF MAYBE THE COUNTER HERE LOOKS LIKE. WE'RE ALSO STARTING UP A NEW COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. KIND OF SERIOUS I WOULD CALL IT YOU KNOW, OFTEN WERE CONFRONTED WITH QUESTIONS FROM REAL ESTATE BROKERS IN AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, OTHERS ABOUT OUR MARKET ABOUT

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YOU KNOW THE PRICE OF DIRT. WHAT? WHAT'S ACTIVITY? THINK STUFF LIKE THAT, SO WE'RE GOING TO START TO HOST THREE OR FOUR TIME AN INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION WHERE WE TALK ABOUT THAT. LET THEM SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVE. SHARE IT WITH OUR INVESTORS HERE WITH THE PUBLIC SHARE IT WITH THE CHAMBER MEMBERS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO INCLUDE THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES MORE FORMALLY THAN WE HAVE IN THE PAST. MAKING SURE WE HIT AUDIENCES THAT AIR PRETTY WIDE NOT JUST OUR INVESTOR BASE, BUT REALLY EVERYBODY. AND THEN ALSO AN IDEA THAT WE WOULD HAVE STARTED IF CUPID HAD NOT HIT US, BUT WE'LL BE REVISITING IN THE FALL IS THANK YOU TO THE COURT AGAIN FOR ALLOWING US, UM, OFFICE SPACE AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY. LULING, WHO'S OFFERED UP SOME SPACE. WE WILL BE HAVING THE GSM P STAFF. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM WILL BE REQUIRED TO SPEND AT LEAST ONE DAY A WEEK IN YOUR COMMUNITY. THE INTENT HERE IS TO BE AN ADDITIONAL RESOURCE, A BODY THAT YOU CAN COUNT ON MYSELF INCLUDED ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE WILL BE HERE. THE INTENT IS WE'RE HERE.

HOW CAN WE HELP? WE WANT TO BE HERE TO HELP IN WAYS THAT YOU MAY BE NEVER THOUGHT OF. IF THERE'S THINGS WE CAN DO. WE WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP SO YOU WILL HAVE OUR FULL SUPPORT IN THAT THAT WILL START IN THE FALL AS SOON AS WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT, IN A SAFE WAY. FOR EVERYBODY, BUT KNOW THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR INTENT, AND THAT WILL BE OUR PLAN GOING FORWARD. IT'S NOT GONNA BE A TEMPORARY FIX WE WOULD YOU WANT TO BE HERE AS A RESOURCE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO HELP THE COUNTY AND OUR COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY. SO THAT'S THAT'S THE MESSAGE I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY. THAT'S JUST A QUICK UPDATE OF OUR ACTIVITIES. I KNOW I MOVED A LITTLE QUICK, BUT CERTAINLY IF YOU GUYS HAVE QUESTIONS, I HAVETO ANSWER THOSE. NO I THINK YOU COVERED A LOT OF MEN. SOME WE DO APPRECIATE THE. THE EFFORT TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITHIN OUR COUNTY AND WITHIN OUR CITIES. I MEAN, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING THAT JUST BY THE LIST OF NAMES THAT YOU VISITED BOND. THAT'S MUCH APPRECIATED IN SOMETHING THAT I THINK MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT LACKING IN THE PAST THAT THAT I'M HAPPY. MISSIONER. NO, I APPRECIATE YOU COMING VISITING. I THINK THAT'S THAT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING THING I HEARD WAS THE KIND OF REFOCUSING EVERY SHIFT RESOURCE IS HERE LOCALLY THAT I THINK THAT. WILL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM THAT. SO I APPRECIATE THAT FROM OUR PLEASURE. JUST ANY ANYTHING THAT MAYBE DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT'S BEEN IN OUR VILLAGE BEFORE.

TELL ME I WANT WE WANT TO GET INVOLVED. WE WANT TO BE HERE. I THINK YOU'RE GREAT INVOLVEMENT IS THE NEWSPAPERS, THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS FOR US PEOPLE. NOT IT RIGHT AGAINST THAT. BUT THOSE WILL SEE YOU KNOW THE ACTIONS COMING IN BECAUSE I HEAR THE WORDS. SEND MORE HIS PARTNERSHIP, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. I THINK THAT'S A GREAT.

EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. IT WAS ALL GOOD, JASON. APPRECIATE IT. UM. THE POINT WHERE YOU WERE SAYING THAT THAT YOU WOULD. INITIATE A PROGRAM TO HAVE THE GSPC MP STAFF OPAL IN THE COMMUNITY AT LEAST ONCE. EVERY SO OFTEN. I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE LOOKED AT WHERE THOSE FOLKS MAY HOUSE OR SET, BUT POSSIBLY THE CHAMBERS WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE BECAUSE THERE'S SOME OF OVERLAP, BUT YOU KNOW THAT ACTIVITY AND THERE COULD BE SUPPORT NATION. COMMISSIONER WAY, HAD ALSO OFFERED UP A SPOT HERE. YEAH, HERE. EVEN. YEAH, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. I APPRECIATE THAT. WE'RE REALLY WORKING MUCH CLOSER WITH OUR CHAMBER COMMUNITY. YOU KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE PART OF THE FOLD OF WHAT WE DO IN TERMS OF OUR PROGRAMMING SO THAT THEY'RE NOT BEING PRICED OUT OF ANYTHING. IT'S ALL ABOUT COLLABORATION, SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO REALLY STRENGTHEN THAT SOMETHING MAXIMUM COORDINATION. WELL, I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT, THE JOB PUTTING FORWARD A SMALL TOWN LIKE LOCKHART. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU, JASON. THANK YOU SO MUCH. CORRECT COMMISSIONERS. MAGIC WORKSHOP NOW. I'VE GOT A FEW

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THINGS THAT I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU RIGHT UP FRONT THAT HAVE SORT OF COME TO LIFE. WE ARE, THANKS TO BEAR IN MIND, WE CAN GO UP ON OUR RATE ABOVE THE EFFECTIVE RATE MEMBERS THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. TAKE THIS MASK OUT OF MY GLASSES ARE FOGGING UP. THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE NOW ARE BIGGER THAN 3.5% OF THE NO NEW TAX RATE, WHICH WHICH WAS BASICALLY THE EFFECTIVE RATE. WHICH IS WHAT WAS MANDATED BY, HOWEVER, SINCE WE ARE IN AN EMERGENCY. WE ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO 8% TRYING NOT TO BE THAT BECAUSE IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE. WE WON'T HAVE THIS NEXT YEAR. I HOPE AND. SO WE GOT 8% THIS YEAR. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BITE THE BULLET NEXT YEAR IS JUST KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD SO WE'RE TRYING TO AVOID THAT. HAVING SAID THAT, HOWEVER, ARE ADVIL OR, UM, REVENUES ARE DOWN CLOSE TO A $1,000,000. ALMOST A

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1,000,000. THAT'S SO YOU KNOW, AND I PROJECTED 800,000 SO IT'S ACTUALLY JUST A LITTLE BIT WORSE THAN I THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE SO. AND ALSO IN THE LAST TWO DAYS. I GOT A NUMBER IN ON THE CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL THAT WE HAVE COMING UP. KEPT 100,000 THERE. UH, JUST A MINUTE. LET ME GET YOU ON MY STEP. BUT COME ON. OUT, YOU COME ON. DO YOU? TO. THE TOE MARK. PHONE I HAD A INCIDENT AND LI LING THAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING IS GONNA COST THE COUNTY 218 150,000 OR SO. THAT INVESTIGATION'S ARE GOING BUT WE'RE GOING TO LINE UP WITH THE PRISONER THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE LOTS OF MEDICAL ATTENTION, AND COUNTY IS GOING TO BE ON THE HOOK FOR THAT. I ALSO FOUND OUT FOR MOTOROLA THAT. WE ARE MICROWAVES ON HER TOWERS FOR OUR EMERGENCY RADIOS HAVE TO BE UPGRADED TO THE TUNE OF $250,000. ON DH BUDGET.

WE'RE CURRENTLY OVER BUDGET FOR HUNDREDS. SO WE HAVE SOME WORK TO DO. SOME OF THIS STUFF HAD I KNOWN ABOUT THE TOWER WHILE WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS CEO, I COULD HAVE ADDED THAT INTO THE CEO. THAT SHIP HAS SAILED, SO CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GET THAT MONEY. THE BUDGET.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE OVER BUDGET WITHOUT ALL THESE OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT $400,000. I'M GONNA HAVE TO REALLY SCOUR THIS BUDGET AND TRY TO FIND PLACES TO CUT. SO I HATE TO BE A LOCK ON THE GRIM REAPER APPEAR SHIN ALL THIS BAD NEWS, BUT I WANT EVERYBODY BEFORE THIS CONVERSATION STARTS. TO UNDERSTAND THAT. WE ARE IN A VERY, VERY, VERY TIGHT IN HERE.

PROBABLY ONE OF THE TIGHTEST HERE'S THE COUNTY HAS SEEN IN A VERY, VERY LONG TIME. PART OF IT'S A TWO PART OF US JUST PERFECT STORM OF THINGS THAT HAVE COME UP SO WITH THAT SAID.

GO AHEAD, MIKE. SO I WANTED TO BE THE ONE THAT TOOK THE BAD NEWS AND TOOK THE HIT ON THAT.

GENTLEMEN IN LULING. THAT IS GOING TO BE AN EXPENSE AND WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT'S GONNA BE. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL BILLS IT'S GOING TO BE. WE'RE NOT EVEN SURE. IF OUR MEDICAL PARTNERS WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT. UM BUT THAT COULD BE 100,000 THAT COULD BE WAY MORE THAN THAT. ON. WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE HIM IN OUR CUSTODY FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS.

UM, THE. AND THIS WE'RE TELLING YOU WORST CASE SCENARIO. I'D MUCH RATHER. COME UP HERE UNTIL YOU IT'S GOING TO COST A $1,000,000 TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S NOT GONNA COST YOU ANYTHING. IN REFERENCE TO THE CAPITAL MURDER CASE THAT'S GOING TO BE OVER A COUPLE OF YEARS. THAT 200,000 WAS THIS BUDGET HERE, OKAY? I DON'T WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE GONNA LOOK SOMEWHERE RIGHT? AROUND 700 HOURS FOR THE FOLLOWING SNAKE. BUT NOT THIS COMING BUDGET CYCLE THAT WE'RE WORKING ON NOW, BUT FOLLOWING BUDGET CYCLE WOULD PROBABLY BE LOOKING AT IT. ABOUT 1/2 A 1,000,000. FOR THAT FOR THAT CAPITAL MURDER DROWN SO BUT I DID GET. FRED BEND DOWN A LITTLE BIT THIS MORNING, AND HE SAID THAT. YOU KNOW, I PLAN ON LEAST 200,000 FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR COMING UP. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT WAS ABOUT A GENTLEMAN FOR A LITTLE BEFORE COMMISSIONERS HAVE SEEN MOST. THEY'RE VERY HAPPY. BUT. WE HAD A MURDER. SUICIDE ATTEMPT. AND THE DAMAGE. FROM THE BOTS. SUICIDE ATTEMPT IS EXTENSIVE TO THE PERSON THAT'S NOW IN OUR CASSIDY WILL WILL BE. HE'S IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW, BUT HE WILL BE IN OUR CUSTODY. IS VERY EXTENSIVE. AND SO YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO PLAN FOR THAT.

UNFORTUNATELY. IN HATE TIME MONEY BESIDES TRAGEDY, BUT IT'S JUST A FACT OF LIFE THAT WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH. AND WE'VE ALREADY TALKED TO OUR HEALTH PARTNERS IN THE JAIL IN THERE, AND THEY'RE ALREADY REACHING OUT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING ELSE. OKAY THAT'D BE GREAT. AND WHAT THIS LEFT. KEEP ME POSTED WILL WORK ON IT, OKAY? OKAY COMMISSIONER. SO HAVEN'T SAID THAT. I'M GOING TO LOOK A TTE. EVERYTHING THAT I CAN LET GET BEFORE. SAYING THAT RAISES, HOWEVER, YOU KNOW IT'S A BIG DEFICIT, AND IT'S A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT NONE OF

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US WILL GET A RAISE THIS YEAR. I'M GOING TO TRY TO AVOID THAT WITH EVERYTHING THAT I CAN COME UP WITH. TO AVOID THAT. BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS HAD TO WORK EXTRA HARD THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COPAN.

IN ADDITION THAT ARE NORMAL. ROUTINE JOBS, SO. BUT I JUST WANT TO BE HONEST AND TELL YOU THAT. YOU KNOW IF I DON'T TAKE THE RAYS THAT WAS PROPOSED FOR ME. WE DON'T DO STEP PROGRAMME THIS YEAR AND THE EMPLOYEES DON'T GET A RAISE. THAT'S THAT'S $300,000. SO HAVE I.

I'VE KIND OF GONE THROUGH UNIT ROADS TO SEE IF THERE'S SOME PLACES BECAUSE THAT'S BY FAR BIGGEST BUDGET. THERE'S ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WE PROBABLY CAN DO WITHOUT THIS YEAR. IT'S PROBABLY APPROACHING 200,000. AND WE HAD SOME MATERIAL MONEY LEFT ON THE TABLE LAST YEAR, SO I'M GOING TO SIT DOWN WITH DONALD. TAKE A REALLY HARD LOOK TO SEE HOW MUCH WE THINK WE REALLY NEED AND HOW MUCH WE THINK WE CAN. TO ABOUT COURSE WE DO LOTS OF BUDGET TRANSFERS FROM THOSE LINE ITEMS TO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. FOR VARIOUS THINGS SO.

THAT'S NOT AS EASY AS IT MAY SOUND. UH, THOSE AND THEN YOU KNOW THE OTHER OTHER. WE EVERYBODY WAS VERY CONSCIENTIOUS OUR BUDGET MEETINGS WITH DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EVERYBODY HAD ALREADY REALLY SCOURED THEIR BUDGET ONCE, UH, SO WE SEW UP THERE SOME CHALLENGES AHEAD WITH THIS NOW THE SILVER LINING OBVIOUS IS WE HAVE A VERY GOOD STARTING FUND BALANCE. WE CAN EASE IF WE NEED TO. BUT, YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE A HOME. THAT'S YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT. WE'D GET IN THAT WHEN YOU'VE DONE EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU CAN DO WHEN YOU GET IN THAT SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO AVOID THAT IF WE CAN. BY DOING SOME OTHER EVERYTHING'S. SO, HAVING SAID THAT. IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, WE CAN WE CAN GO THROUGH HIM. ON THE ON THE FIRST COUPLE OF PAGES OF THIS, OUR REVENUES HAVE A LAURA AND FEES OF VARIOUS KINDS. COMES TO ABOUT 25,000,020. 25 697558 SO. THEN YOU CAN KIND OF GO THROUGH AND LOOK AT THE EXPENSES AND YOU'LL COME UP WITH A SHORT VALVE. ABOUT $400,000. SO. WE CAN. I WANT TO HEAR IF THEY'RE IN DEPARTMENT HEADS THAT HAVE SOME THOUGHTS. DEFINITELY.

WE'RE HERE FROM THE COMMISSIONERS. YOU HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PLACES THAT THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET IN HERE AND CUT I MEAN UNIT. RHODES IS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THEM. WE DID NOT HAVE ANY NEW POSITIONS IN THE S O THIS YEAR. GREEN. THAT'S A NEW COMPUTERS IN THE BUDGET THAT I THINK WE DESPERATELY NEED TO KEEP. BECAUSE. HAVE SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING AND WHAT WE NEED. WE NEED TO START CONVERTING OVER TO SOME STRONGER, FASTER COMPUTERS THAT CAN THAT CAN HANDLE THE OPERATING SYSTEMS THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE, SO. THOSE THOSE THINGS ARE VERY NECESSARY AND I THINK IT WOULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO CUT THOSE TYPES OF ITEMS. TYPES OF ITEMS THAT WE CAN LOOK AT HER. OR MAYBE WE DON'T NEED AS MUCH AGGREGATE BLACK BASIS THINGS OF THAT NATURE BECAUSE WE LEFT PRETTY GOOD CHUNK OF MONEY ON THE TABLE FROM BOTH OF THOSE LAST YEAR THAT WENT INTO THE FUND. BUT. THE TRICK IS, YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT THAT IS THE MAJOR SERVICE THAT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM MAJOR SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE INSISTENCE OF THIS COUNTY. AND WE'RE WE'VE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB GETTING OUR ROADS BUILT UP AND WE'RE GETTING SOME OF THEM PAID NOW AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD FORWARD PROGRESS SO RELUCTANT. DIG INTO THOSE VERY MUCH, BUT I'M GONNA HAVE TO. YOU KNOW, WE JUST LEARNED ALOUD THIS LAST NIGHT.

I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO SETTLE THIS WITH BARBARA. DAVID WE'RE GETTING ARE CERTIFIED TAX ROLL TODAY. AND THEN WE CAN HAVE SOME THANKS TO DEAL ON OUR END THAT WE HAVE TURN AROUND QUICKLY AND GET BACK TO THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT SO THAT WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT OUR NO NEW TAX RATE IS. THIS IS UNDER THE ASSISTANT'S ARE NUMBERS ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE. IF IT DOES, CHANGE IS GOING TO GO DOWN, NOT UP. WHICH MEANS EVEN LESS MONEY

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AVAILABLE TO SO. AND IT MAY GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT JUST BECAUSE PROPERTY GUYS WENT UP HERE OVER A YEAR, SO HIS PAIN SEEMS BATTLE GO DOWN SOME. WE STAY WITH 3.5% RATE IS GAS AND I'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU MUCH MORE ACCURATE NUMBER PROBABLY IN A WEEK, BUT IT'S UH OUR TAX RATE.

YEAR BEFORE LAST WAS 0.7. EH? SOMETHING THEN WE DROPPED IT 0.7 FOR SOMETHING, AND THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO DROP IT TO SEVEN. SO IN A MATTER OF TWO YEARS, MONEY AVAILABLE COUNTY HAS COME DOWN EIGHT PAINTINGS FOR $100 VALUATION ON TAXES. FOR THE BUDGET. SO AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF S P T AND A. THAT'S THAT'S THE THAT'S THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN NOW, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE THIS A JEST MINT. I PREFER TO MAKE IT THIS YEAR. WE MAY HAVE TO GO UP ON THAT RAID A LITTLE BIT. SO SOME OF THIS STUFF IT AND THAT'S NOT NORMAL EXPENSES LIKE. CAPITAL MURDER TRIALS AND MURDER, SUICIDES AND MICROWAVE TOWERS. THOSE DON'T HAPPEN EVERY YEAR THANKING THIS, SO IF WE. IF WE HAVE TO. WE CAN MAYBE ADJUST THE RAIN A LITTLE BIT. CAN'T ABSORB THOSE. AND THEN GO BACK 3.5% SO THAT'S ONE OPTION. I HAVE NOT HAD A LOT OF THIS STUFF WE JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT YESTERDAY. WHAT ABOUT THE MICROWAVE FOR A FEW DAYS, BUT THE CAPITAL MURDER WE'VE KNOWN HAPPEN, BUT WE JUST GOT THE NUMBERS. ON THE COURSE THAT TRAGEDY AND LEAVING HAPPENED YESTERDAY. SO. IS WHAT IT IS. YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH. SO I'M GONNA THROW IT UP INTO YOUR COMMISSIONERS AND TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE VERY OTHER BEFORE WE DO THAT. ARE THERE ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT HAS ONE? SPEAK. TO THE COURT.

NOT THEIR BUDGET. HEAD, MIKE. YOU CAN LEAVE IT DOWN. IF YOU WANT TO GIVE THIS HEART TO HEAR YOU ON ON SWAG IT ANYWAY. SO, UM, I HATE TO COME UP AND SAY YEAH, CUT MY BUDGET. UM, BUT.

WE'VE DONE REALLY WELL WITH VEHICLES. AND IF YOU NEED TO CUT SOME I THINK WE SHOULD GO A YEAR WITHOUT BEING RIGHT AROUND $230,000. THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO. OKAY OF COURSE, IF WE CAN FIND IT SOMEWHERE ELSE I'D LIKE TO, BUT. SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO SHARE THE TOUGH TIMES.

YES, SIR. AND I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH. ANY ANYBODY ELSE? NO. OKAY IT'S NOT COMMISSIONERS OFF. I'LL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE. AND IF I CAN'T ANSWER, MA, GET YOU AN ANSWER BY THE END OF THE DAY. AS BAD AS I SEE IT, AND I KNEW THIS WAS COMING, TOO. UNDER THE COURSE SOMETHING, OF COURSE. WHERE WE PROJECTED 200,000 FOR DUST CONTROL. MAYBE WE BIT OFF A LITTLE. THIS MAN, YOU'RE READING MY MIND. THAT'S ONE PLACE WHAT WE'VE SPENT THIS YEAR. THOSE ARE BIG CHUNKS OF MONEY THAT WE REALLY HAVEN'T SHIFT INTO. THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT HAD JUMPED OUT AT ME SO FAR, JUST IN MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT. THERE'S PROBABLY 116 FOR WE WERE GOING TO TRY TO GET ANOTHER ASPHALT MACHINE THIS YEAR SO THAT WE COULD PAY.

PRECIOUS FAST, BECAUSE THAT'S A DELAY THAT WE WHEN WE'RE PAVING ROADS. WEI HAVE DUMP TRUCK SITTING THERE WHILE THAT WELL THAT MACHINES LAYING DOWN ASPHALT IF WE HAVE TO THOSE GOING. WE CAN MOVE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY A LOT FASTER AND GET THE TRUCKS IN AND OUT QUICKER.

SO I'M RELUCTANT TO DO THAT, BECAUSE HUGE GOES TO GET THESE ROADS IN OUR COUNTY PAID IS THE.

THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT. WE GET HER HOT POTHOLES AND BEST ABSOLUTELY. AND THEY'RE LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS. YOU KNOW, I LIVE IN THE M A SIX MILES WITH THEIR ROAD AND, YOU KNOW, MY WIFE TELLS ME ALL THE TIME. I WISH I NEED SOMEONE THAT COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. SO IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S A REALLY CONCERN. IT'S SOMETHING THAT I HEAR PROBABLY ALMOST DAILY. YOU KNOW, COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT. I'M CERTAIN THAT YOU GUYS HERE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT, BAILEY. SO. YOU KNOW, BUT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT CUTTING THAT COMPLETELY OUT.

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BUT I AGREE WITH THE COMMISSIONER THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE MAY HAVE TO LOOK INTO. BECAUSE, ALONG WITH. SOME OF THESE TRIALS. WE ALSO CAUSES ALL SORTS OF THINGS TO INCREASE INDIGENT EXPENSE. INDIGENT, MAGICAL EXPANSE, ATTORNEY EXPANSE I'LL GO AS A RESULT. THOSE AND THAT'S IN VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT HOW MUCH THEY'RE GOING TO GO UP.

UNTIL WE GET INTO IT, SO WE'RE A LONG WAYS FROM GETTING INTO EVEN 11 THINGS WHERE WE HAVE A VERY ACCURATE NUMBER. BUT THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. YOU'RE RIGHT. I AGREE WITH YOU. THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF PLACES WE CAN LOOK AT MASSIMO EQUIPMENT CHIEF LANES OFFERED UP. MAYBE NOT AS MANY CARS AND THAT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE CAN LOOK INTO THIS YEAR. UH AND TRY TO GET THROUGH THIS. THIS THIS BUDGET AT THE LAST PLACE THAT I WANT TO TOUCH OUR RAISES FOR EVERYONE. LIKE I SAID, I KNOW PEOPLE, PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY'RE. IT HASN'T AFFECTED THE COUNTY, BUT I COULD TELL YOU I'M GOING TO USE. YOU KNOW THE EMERGENCY MAN GUYS, THEY'RE STILL RESPONDING. QUALIFIERS ARE STILL DOING EVERYTHING ELSE AND THEY'RE DEALING WITH COVIC LONG HOURS. AS YOU CAN SEE, PEOPLE ARE TIED UP AND THEY'RE GETTING A LITTLE LITTLE NUTS AND THAT AFFECTS OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND OUR JAILS. SO THIS THESE THESE TIMES WE'RE IN OR ACTUALLY HAVING A FINANCIAL EFFECT ON THIS, AND IT'S CAUSING SOME VERY LONG HOURS FOR STAFF. I MEAN, YOU KNOW MUCH LONGER THAN NORMAL. AND WE'RE ASKING THEM TO DO IN SOME CASES TWICE AS MUCH AS THEY NORMALLY DO FOR THE SAME PAY. AND SOME I'M RELUCTANT TO TELL THEM, YOU. NO, THANKS FOR DOING SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB, BUT YOU DON'T GET IT RAISED. IT MAY COME DOWN TO THAT. BUT IT'S I'M GONNA DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO AVOID THAT. MY FEELING IS WE.

MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO STICK TO 3.5 THAT WE CAN JUST BECAUSE THAT WOLF. COME BACK NEXT YEAR ON THIS DATE IS NOT GONNA CHANGE. THERE'S NO GUARANTEES THAT WE WON'T GET MORE OF THIS.

I MEAN, THERE'S NO GUARANTEES. THAT WOULD BE FOUR PLANNING FOR THE FOLLOWING YEARS, TRYING AGREE, JUST INCREASE IT AND IT'S TRYING TO GO. TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT. PASSED THAT ON TO SO TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT TO THE TAXPAYERS. THAT'S. AND THEY'RE IN MIND THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER LEGISLATIVE SESSION COMING UP. UH AND. EASILY THINGS FOR OUR OUR LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT. DON'T GET BETTER WHEN THAT HAPPENS SO. WE NEED TO. WE NEED TO MAKE THE SUGGEST MINT AS PAINFUL AS IT IS. ANGRY WITH COMMISSIONER LESS MORELAND HOLDERS AS CLOSE TO THAT THAT LIMIT. AND SPEAK TO YOU AS WE CAN. UM, HOWEVER, WITH THAT SAID I WOULDN'T. YOU KNOW, WITH THE WITH THE OVERALL PERCENT INCREASES ONE METRIC, AND THEN THE TAX WRITE ITSELF WITH THE OTHER. IF WE DO NEED TO EXCEED THAT. FOR THIS THIS YEAR. I WOULD BE OKAY, DOING THAT. AS LONG AS WE HELD OUR FACTORY. THE SAME YOU KNOW, WHEN DID NOT EXCEED THE TAX RATE. WAY CANNOT, YOU KNOW WE CAN'T GO MORE IN 3.5% ABOVE WITH S P, TOO. IN A NORMAL YEAR. WE CAN'T EXCEED DREAM HALF BUT.

WE AND CERTAINLY WE WOULD NEVER GO ABOVE. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT IF WE HAD SLIGHTLY EXCEED THAT I WOULD. WHAT KIND OF A SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH THE LEGISLATURE IS RECOGNIZE THIS YEAR. I'D BE OKAY WITH THAT, AS LONG AS LONG AS IT IT WAS PART. YOU KNOW IT DIDN'T INVOLVE A TAX INCREASE ABOUT OUR CURRENT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE RATE. OTHER RAIDS GETS GOING GET SET BY THEM. IT'S GOING TO GET SET. PRESENT DISTRICT PRETTY MUCH NO NEW TAX RATE. SO WE SENT OUR RANGE. WE SAID OUR RATE BASED ON NO NEW TAX RATE, SO DEPENDING ON WHAT THAT COMES

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OUT TO BE. CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING WITH WHAT WE WILL GO UP EVERY YEAR IN 3.5. BOB NO TAX RATE, BUT YOU'RE SAYING. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 3.5% MAKERS. YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A PERSON.

I'M NOT SURROUNDED BY YOUR SAYING. I'M NOT. I'M NOT COMFORTABLE PAPERS, RIGHT? NO, NO, UH BUT IF, IF IT WERE REQUIRED OF US, TOO. IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE HER BASIC SERVICES. SIX FEET 3.5. I'LL BE OKAY. OKAY AND THEN WHERE I'M SAYING NOT INCREASED.

WE WEREN'T INCREASING RIGHT? I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY YEAR, YOU KNOW THAT THE EVALUATIONS ARE OCCURRING IN BED. BASED ON HER CURRENT RATE, IT ADAM ABOVE THREE. BUT. WELL, WE SAID ALSO HERE. IT'S KIND OF. NO, I THINK I'M NOT SAYING YOUR QUESTIONS MY PROBLEM, BUT SO THAT THE AMOUNT OF. WHAT WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT TODAY. CERTIFIED ROAD TAX ROLL IS GONNA ESTABLISH WITH FORMULA. THE NO NEED TAX RATE. SO IS THAT GOES UP ANOTHER TAX RATE GOES DOWN THERE AND WELL KNOW THAT MEMBER IS GOING TO GET SET PERIOD. SB OR NO. SPD IS GOING TO GET SET BY. PAX. THEN THE TWOS THING COMES IN. YOU CAN GO 3.5% ABOVE WHAT BACK CALCULATIONS ESTABLISHES HIS ARE, AS ARE NO NEW TAX RATE. SO THAT SKIN THAT WE HAVEN'T CONTROLLING GETS THAT THERE'S A FORMULAS IN PLACE AND IT JUST GETS CALCULATED. THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

BASED ON PROPERTY. WE HAVE ZERO CONTROL OVER BAD, REMEMBER? BUT WE DO HAVE CONTROL OVER IT.

AREA BETWEEN THAT NUMBER AND 3.5 FOR SAM IN A NORMAL YEAR. OR, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO GO PAST 3.5% THIS YEAR, WE COULD GO UP TO 8% IN A NORMAL YEAR. IF WE GO PAST 3.5. WITH THE NEW RULES, IT AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS AN ELECTION. BEFORE, IF YOU WIN ABOUT 8. IT TRIGGERED THE ABILITY FOR CITIZENS TO PETITION FOR AN ELECTION. DIDN'T TRIGGER AN AUTOMATIC ELECTION TRIGGERED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A PETITION OF THE COURT FOR AN ELECTION.

MALLOWS. THAT'S THAT'S GONE. NOW YOU GO. LET'S JUST PUT COVER THE SIDE. JUST PRETEND IT'S NEXT YEAR. IF YOU GO PAST 3.5% AUTOMATIC ELECTION. AND IF YOU DON'T PASS 3.5 PERSON AND THE VOTERS TURN IT DOWN. WHATEVER THAT WASS GOES BACK. SO THERE'S NO CURE. IF YOU GO BEYOND 3.5% NOW, IN A NORMAL YEAR, YOU'RE ROLLING THE DICE THAT EXTRA MONEY IS NOT A GIVEN. AND WE ALSO HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW WHAT IT SAYS ON BALANCE, BASICALLY LANGUAGES. YOU WON'T PAY MORE GREEN HALF OR SAND OR NOT. MOST PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION AND BY THE WAY WE CAN'T ADVOCATE TO EXPLAIN IT SO. I MEAN THAT THE LEGISLATURE DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF TYING HER HANDS ON THAT SO THEY THEY. WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT. WE DON'T WANT YOU GOING PAST 3.5% MAYBE EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO MAKE SURE YOU COULDN'T AND THEN ALSO, I DON'T MIND SAYING THIS AND I DON'T CARE IF I UPSET MY REPUBLICAN BRETHREN, NOT RIGHT NOW. THEY ALSO PUT IN A LOT OF STUMBLING BLOCKS IN THAT LAW THAT IF YOU DUMP YOUR TOE ON IT ON A DAY TO POST THINGS OR ANYTHING, YOU GO TO THAT NO NEW TAX RATE. PERIOD. THERE IS NO MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR DREAM HALF PERSON. SO IT'S SKYE HAS PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON. STAFF TO LEARN THOSE NEW RULES AND LEARN IT WELL, BECAUSE IF WE MISS A DEADLINE, WE GO TO THAT TAX RATE PERIOD. THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT AND SO YOU CAN TELL. THAT PUTS THE COUNTY IN A IN A REP POSITION. GOING FORWARD. SMALL COUNTIES LIKE OURS. THIS THIS BILL WAS INTENDED TO CURTAIL LARGE COUNTIES. AND INSTEAD OF DOING SOMETHING THAT WAS FAIR, ALL I

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JUST DID SOMETHING THAT THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE LARGE COUNTIES ABUSE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE REST OF US ARE GOING TO SUFFER FOR IT. AND HERE WE ARE. AND I'M THINKING ALSO, IF IT GOES TO. HE'S GOING TO GET DEFEATED SOUNDLY, JUST BECAUSE, LIKE THE LANGUAGES. THERE HAVE BEEN RARE CASES WHERE COUNTIES HAS SUCCESSFULLY TALK PEOPLE INTO GOING ABOVE THAT CUT OFF RAY. THEY'RE RARE. SO AND THAT'S NOT SOMEWHERE I'M WILLING TO GO. THE LEGISLATURE PASSED THE LAW. WE'RE GONNA WORK WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THAT LAW. A JUDGE PUT QUESTION YOU WERE PROJECTING THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY VISIT. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY ONE THING. I TOOK A NOTE ON EARLIER THAT YOU WERE. GUESSING, BASICALLY, THAT IT WOULD BE 0.7 ON TAX WRITE THIS YEAR. IF YOU BASE IF YOU BASED BASICALLY BASED ON LAST YEAR'S KNOWN YOU DID GREAT ONLY TAX RATE, RIGHT? THE THIEVERY AND 1/2 PERCENT TOO, THAT IT TURNS OUT BIG 0.7025 I THINK OR SOMETHING LIKE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD DON'T HAVE A CALCULATOR SETTING UP HERE, BUT.

SO YOU KNOW, WE CAN ON ENORMOUS CHUNK OUT OF THE BUDGET LAST YEAR, AND WE GOT ANOTHER 1,000,000 THIS THAT'S BEEN GOING TO BE CUT OUT THIS YEAR. AND THEN THAT'S OUR NEW BASELINE. THAT'S THE PLACE WHERE WE'RE GONNA BE LIVING. SO. IS OUR MEDICAL INSURANCE. BEING LOOK AT THAT COME. ACTUALLY OUR RATES LIBRARIES WAY WE RECEIVED NO INCREASE THIS YEAR ON OUR RATES FROM FROM THE. YEAH, CHRIS. COOL SO THERE'S SOME THINGS WE COULD DO. WE COULD LOWER THE BACK TABLES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, IS HE LOWER THE DEDUCTIBLE RAISES YOUR OUT OF POCKET EXPANSIVE, SO. WE CAN LOWER SO WE COULD LOWER THE EXPANSE ARE OUR EMPLOYEES, BUT IF THEY HAVE A CATASTROPHIC OF IT INCREASES THEIR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE AND RIGHT NOW. UH, YOUR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS FROM EXPERIENCE IS $7000 BEFORE MAYBE 20 KICKS IN. SO I'M RELUCTANT TO MAKE IT WORSE THAN THAT, BECAUSE THERE'S. PROBABLY 90% OF OUR EMPLOYEES COULD PONY UP AT $7000 IN CATASTROPHIC. IT MIGHT LAST MORE TO SAVE HIM, YOU KNOW? 20 BUCKS ON THERE. THEY'RE RIGHT THAT THEY'RE PAYING A PAYCHECK, WHICH IS ABOUT WHERE WOULD BLOW A BOUNTY SO. I'M REALLY ELECTED TO DO THAT MOUTH. THAT WAY. WE CAN KNOW. IT'S LIKE IT'S A GREAT QUESTION. AND ONE THING I WANTED TO SAY THE NEXT. NEXT YEAR. WE WANT TO SHOP IT OUTSIDE OF PACK. WE COULD SEE IF WE COULD DO BETTER WITH ANOTHER PROVIDER. AND THAT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE COULD CONSIDER DOING. I DON'T THINK WE COULD GET THAT DUNDER IN TIME THIS BUDGET CYCLE, BUT THAT'S SOMETHING WE COULD CONSIDER COMMISSIONER AND PROBABLY SHOULD CONSIDER WAY HAD LOOKED INTO LAST YEAR, BUT THE WAY THAT OUR CLAIMS WERE. OUR CLAIMS HISTORY BASICALLY THAT WE HAD WE WEREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE. WE DIDN'T FEEL WE'RE GONNA BE COMPETITIVE ON THE OPEN MARKET FOR THAT, BUT WE HAVE TWO YEARS OF PRETTY GOOD CLAIMS HISTORY NOW, POSSIBLY NEXT YEAR THAT COULD HAVE 33 YEARS AGO. OUR CLAIMS. WE'RE VERY BEING JUST DO THAT TO YOU KNOW A FEW EMPLOYEES. THEY HAD SOME REALLY CATASTROPHIC MEDICAL ADVANCE, SO. THAT WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE AND HEALTHIER. THE LAST TWO YEARS IS A COUNTY SO BUT AS COMMISSIONER ARREST, MORON SAID. THAT'S WHY RATES HAVE LAST YEAR THEY WERE ONLY WENT OUT WITH ONE HAND. YOU'RE SAYING YOURSELF AND THIS YEAR THEY DIDN'T GO UP AT ALL. SO THAT'S GOOD, AND THAT'S A TRIBUTE TO EVERYBODY TRYING TO STAY HEALTHY. CAN YOU PUT YOUR MICROPHONE DOWN? LIVE IT, BARBER, MAKE SURE YOUR GREEN LIGHTS ON ALL RIGHT? UM, THE SWAG IS 0.7056, YOU STATED. AND THAT DOES INCLUDE WE ARE GETTING THE FINAL DEBTS SCHEDULE FROM OUR. FINANCIAL ADVISOR'S WE DID SPEAK TO JENNIFER RITTER, AND SHE SAID THAT THE COMPETITIVE RIGHTS ARE SO GOOD RIGHT NOW. THAT WILL PROBABLY GET RATES IN THE VICINITY OF 1.822. SO THAT GRATE ON THE BEHALF OF CALDWELL COUNTY, SO WE'LL BE WORKING WITH HIM ON SOME PRETTY GOOD RATES. UM SO I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT AND SHE'LL BE SENDING US THE SCHEDULES SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A DROP SCHEDULE AND WE'LL BE IN PUTTING THAT INFORMATION INTO THIS. INFORMATION BUT IS JUDGE HAYDEN STATED. WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE APPRAISAL

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DISTRICT AND BECAUSE SENATE BILL TO SO NEW TO EVERYBODY, THEY THEY FEEL. ABOUT AS COMFORTABLE AS WE DO AT THIS POINT, THEY WANT US TO SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH THEM ON THAT SCHEDULE SO THAT THEY CAN PUT THE INFORMATION IN SO THAT THEY HAVE MORE ACCURATE. MORE ACCURATE RADAR ON EVERYTHING, SO THERE WAITING TO GET THAT INFORMATION. ONCE A SENATOR'S WE SEND IT BACK TO THEM, AND WE'LL HAVE A MORE ACCURATE. INFORMATION FOR EVERYBODY.

OKAY, WHICH SHOULD BE BY NEXT COURT. I'M HOPING BECAUSE WE'LL GET TERRIFIED ROSE TODAY AND THEN BARBARA SAID THEY BATTLE GET A LITTLE WORK TO DO. TO GET SOME STUFF BACK. I THINK THEY'VE THEY'VE BEEN WORKING AHEAD AND HAVE MOST OF IT DONE PROBABLY, BUT. AND THEY WILL SEND THAT INFORMATION BACK TO THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT. THEY WILL CALCULATOR. NO NEW TAX RATE. HORACE, AND THEN WE'LL KNOW WHERE WE'RE AT AND WELL, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU A VERY ACCURATE NUMBER FOR THE ADVIL. OR, UM, THIS IS A. WHAT'S IN HERE IN THE YEAR ON YOUR FIRST PAGE THERE THAT 3 18,000,068 0 74 IS, IS THAT. OUR BEST GAS AND IT'S A GUESS.

AT THIS POINT, SO. THAT'S CORRECT. AND THAT ONE THING THAT I DID TALK TO HER ABOUT IT THAT ALL COUNTIES AIR SEEING AND A LOT OF ENTITIES THEY'RE SEEING AS THE CELLS TAX. THE CELLS TAX HAS BEEN GOING UP. UM, AND THAT IS COMMON FOR ALL ENTITIES, SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH ME. WHICH IS AMAZING. I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT TOOK A GIANT HIT. HE IS OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT HERE AND THERE WAS LAST GO FIGURE. YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY WHEN I TELL YOU, I'M GUESSING I'M GUESSING, YOU KNOW, SO, UH. THAT WAS GOOD NEWS. GUESS I'M VERY CONCERNED WILL BE VERY SURPRISED THAT 18 3 68 MEMBER STAYS THE SAME. YEAH, I THINK IT WILL GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT. SO BARBARA ARE JUDGE. THE PROJECTED AT TAX REVENUES. OR THIS. FOR THIS YEAR. IS JUST 17,002 42. IT'S 18 3 68 0 17 WELL, IT'S THAT'S R D. R THIS ONE UNDER D R. IS THAT IS THE NUMBER 18 3 68 THAT'S BASED ON LAST YEARS, RIGHT? PLUS 3.5% YES, CURRENTLY WITHOUT CERTIFIED ROLLS. IT'S 3 18,000,068 0 74 NOW THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO THAT'S JUST THE PROJECTED, RIGHT? YES, SIR. BUT I'M AFRAID BECAUSE PROPERTY GUY IS MY NOT SO MUCH THIS YEAR THAT NO NEW TAX RATES GO DOWN. A LITTLE BIT. FROM WHERE IT WAS LAST YEAR, WHICH WILL IMPACT THAT NUMBER RIGHT THERE. THE ONLY THING THAT OUR CHIEF PRESSURE DID SHARE WITH US THAT THEY HAD A SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF PROTEST LESS PROTESTS AT THIS TIME THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR'S ANOTHER BIT OF GOOD NEWS. I N S ISN'T CALCULATED IN. IN THE KNOW IT'S ON THE 3.5. IT'S NOT CALCULATED CURRENTLY IS THAT YOU WILL GET WELL. THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE WANTED THE LEAST. CEOS IN THE HIGH MISS BECAUSE THEIRS IS COMPLICATED. I'M NOT SURE I CAN BE A GOOD JOB EXPLAINING IT MAY LET BARBARA BUT. IN YEARS GONE BY. WE WOULDN'T PUT THAT IN THE END. I BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE LAWS WRITTEN. THERE'S THAT THERE'S AN ADVANTAGE BECAUSE IT DOESN'T COUNT AGAINST DREAM.

YEAH, OK, SO IT'S AND I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN EXPLAIN IT, AND THAT MAKES ME BARBARA CAN BUT.

WELL THAT'S CORRECT. WHAT JUDGE HAYDEN WAS SAYING? THAT'S WHY THEY WERE. THERE WAS A RECOMMENDATION, TIO IF YOU NEEDED THE ISSUE, GO AHEAD AND ISSUE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT COUNT AGAINST HER IMAGE. YOUR MAINTENANCE UNTIL THE LEGISLATURE TEXAS NEXT WELL, AND THAT'S THAT'S THAT'S WHY I MADE THAT COMMENT EARLIER, THEY'RE GOING TO MEET AGAIN.

10. AND THEN I'M GONNA DO US ANY FAVORS, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'VE GOT THEIR CROSSHAIRS ON. IS THAT. THAT ABILITY TO THAT, AND I AM S AND HAVE IT NOT COUNT AGAINST YOUR 3.5% THEY TRIED TO DO THAT LAST TIME, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE COMPROMISES THEIR FORCES MAYBE GET A BILL PASSED. I UNDERSTAND IT SO. SO YOU KNOW MORE TO COME FOR SURE. THEN WE'LL JUST HAVE TO SEE HOW IT GOES, UM. YOU KNOW, THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT IS OUR TAXPAYERS NEED NEED SOME RELIEF, YOU KNOW, WITH PROPERTY VALUES GOING UP LIKE THEY ARE THEY NEED SOME

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RELIEF AREA. I'M A TAXPAYER, YOU NOSE IN THERE. SO I SEE IT, TOO, HAVE HAD A PRETTY HEFTY TAX BILL THIS YEAR, SO IT'S I FEEL THE PAIN. I THANK EVERYBODY UP HERE THAT OWNS ANY PROPERTY. IT ALL FEELS PAIN. AND IT'S JUST SOMETHING WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH YEAR AFTER YEAR. WHAT WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO GET. I WANT TO SAY BETTER BECAUSE WE'VE ALWAYS I THINK BEING GOOD STEWARDS GOING WAY BACK. COUNTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY FRUITFUL.

WE'VE HAD TO BE, BUT WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO TIGHTEN THE BELT GET MORE FRUGAL THIS YEAR, AND I APPRECIATE IT. SEAPLANE FOR SAYING WHAT HE SAID AND OFFERING OFFERING UP SOME HELP.

I APPRECIATE IT. COMMISSIONER SOUNDING AND COMMISSIONER TERRIO ROLAND IN WESTMORLAND FOR LOOKING AT THIS THOUGHTFULLY, AND I'M GONNA HAVE IT. WE'RE GONNA HAVE ANOTHER BUDGET WORKS UP. OBVIOUSLY NEXT WEEK AFTER THE AFTER THE, UH. REGULAR COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND WE'LL HAVE SOME VERY SOLID NUMBERS FOR YOU BY THEN. BY THEN WE'LL HAVE THAT WITH THE LEAST VOTES WITH LARGER BUDGETS. MIKE'S ALREADY OFFERED UP PRETTY PRETTY GOOD CHUNK OF MONEY. I'LL MEET MCDONALD. SEE WHAT WE CAN DO WITH ROSE AND STILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE. LEVEL OF SERVICE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ROADS ARE IMPORTANT ENFORCEMENTS IMPORTANT. SO. WAIT MAYBE ABLE TO FIND A LITTLE IN THERE AND THEN WE'LL SEE WHERE WE'RE AT DEFICIT RISE. TALK ABOUT. OPTIONS THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS OUT FOR US.

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING THAT I WANT HIM ON THE COURT IS AUGUST JUST COMING WITH RELEASED ONE THING, UH, THAT I WILL BE SENT OUT. NECK. WEEK. IT'S GOING TO BE THE ELECTED OFFICIAL. THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. BY TUESDAY, RIGHT? YEAH, I WILL BE SENDING OUT THOSE THOSE LETTERS TO EVERYBODY. DO THEY HAVE TO GET IT TO THE PAPER BY MONDAY OF NEXT WEEK. OR TWO. GET THE WAY. OR CAN WE TALK TO THEM? AND KILL THEM? THE HOLE? THE SPA? CHECK ON THAT. LOOK AT MY CALENDAR. IT DID BRING IT WITH ME. CAN YOU GO TAKE WAY MAY HAVE MAKING DECISION TODAY ABOUT THAT OTHERWISE ON THE ELECTED OFFICIALS. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THAT POST BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIG ONE OF THE BIG STUMBLING BLOCKS THAT WAY. ALLOW GO. UP 3.5. IF WE MISS IT. WELL, WHILE WE'RE WAITING ON THAT. AND I TURNED THE PAPER ALL TOPSY. SHAVE A LITTLE OFF. WILL. THAT WAY. WE CAN PROBABLY SHAVE SOME. BUT WE'VE HAD HAD SEVERAL THIS YEAR ALREADY AND THAT WE DON'T NORMALLY HAVE. AND WE'VE ALSO TOMORROW WERE GOING WE CAN BORROW FROM THAT BECAUSE WE'RE OVER BUDGET ON OUR ON OUR INDIGENT CREMATIONS WAY OVER, ABOUT ROBIN. PETER PAYPAL. WE'VE HAD 20 PLUS CREMATIONS THIS YEAR. IN COUNTY AS HE HAS THREE OF THEM ON HER DESK RIGHT NOW, THINK SO. FOR CRISTIAN SAID FOUR ON HER BEST RIGHT NOW. ON THOSE. THAT'S ONE THING WE WILL BE DOING IN THE UPCOMING YEAR IS GOING OUT.

HERE TO VARIOUS MORTUARIES AND SAYING, YOU KNOW, WE NEED YOUR BEST PRICE ON WE'RE GONNA START USING PARTICULAR MORTUARY RATHER HAVE BEEN FOR OR FIVE DIFFERENT ONES. BECAUSE THEIR PRICES RANGE FROM 602,000 DEPENDENT ON. WHERE THE TWO C LANDS SO. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO PUT A STOP TO THAT. AND THAT'S PROBABLY A PLACE WE CAN SAY. SO WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THAT DONE IN TIME FOR THIS BUDGET CYCLE, BUT IT IS SOMETHING WE'RE LOOKING AT PRETTY HARD. VISITS TO ME AMAZING. SIRI THEY'RE MAKING MONEY IN $600 AT $3000. LET'S JUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A BAD SITUATION SO. ON MY BUDGET CALENDAR JUDGE. I HAVE THAT ON THE 27TH WHICH IS THIS NEXT MONDAY. I'M GOING TO NEED TO BE SENDING A NOTIFICATION TO EACH

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ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THEIR SALARY. RIGHT RIGHT NOW WE ARE SET TO DO THE FIVE STEP PLAN FOR EACH OF YOU. THE ONLY QUESTIONS THAT WOULD BE WOULD BE THE ONE FOR YOUR SALARY.

OBVIOUSLY I CAN'T TAKE THAT RACE THAT WAS OFFERED UP UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. I DON'T THINK. SIR, WE'RE TALKING. CATTAN EMPLOYEESPAYCHECKS GOOD CONSCIENCE TAKE A $25,000 RAISE. I CAN'T DO THAT. IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T FEEL LIKE I WORKED HARD FOR IT, AND I FEEL LIKE I PROBABLY HAVE EARNED IT BUT WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OTHER EMPLOYEES NOT GETTING A RAISE. SO OTHER EMPLOYEES DON'T GET A RAISE. I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR ME TO CONSIDER THAT TYPE. THAT'S FIVE FIELD COMMISSIONER. YOU KNOW, I COULD TELL YOU, BUT THERE'S PEOPLE IN MY WORLD. IT WON'T BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT. BUT IT'S JUST IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO WHEN THEY KNOW IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO BE, TOO. SO. ACTUALLY, I WAS LOOKING AT THE TACK CALENDAR BUT CALENDAR AND IT SAYS THAT THE SALARIES AND EXPENSES.

WHETHER ALLOWANCES OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS OF PRECINCT OFFICERS, YOU'RE BEING INCREASED. IT HAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER FIRST, SO I WILL BE SENDING IT TO THE NEWSPAPER ON MONDAY TO SAY THAT WE'RE GOING BE HAVE A HEARING ON THE FIRST. UH HUH.

GIVE WE TAKE YOURS. AND THEN IF WE DO TAKE YOUR RAZOR, RIGHT AND THEN HONOR AFTER OFFICES 16 IS WHEN WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THAT BUDGET, OKAY? MEETING FOR THE. SO WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ON THAT TODAY, COMMISSIONER. MY PERSONAL FEELINGS ARE OKAY, SUSPENDING THE FIVE YEARS UH UH. ADAM. I GUESS WE DON'T NEED EMOTION, BUT WE JUST. JACK DO WE NEED IN THE WORKSHOP? WE ALL NEED TO MAKE MOTIONS WEAKEN. JUST PUBLISH IT THAT WAY.

CORRECT I BELIEVE THAT'S RIGHT. YES, SIR. COMMISSIONERS THAT. NO, I KNOW IT'S HARD. ANOTHER BODY WORKS HARD. I THINK THERE'S A VERY REAL POTENTIAL THAT IF WE. ARE ABLE HERE, GIVE A RAISE. IT MAY NOT BE AS MUCH AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE BUDGET. AND I, FOR ONE AM NOT GONNA TAKE MY STEP, A RAISE OR ANY OTHER. RACE. OF THE FACT. THAT WE'RE OVER $1,000,000. IN THE RED RIGHT NOW. SO. SO WE NEED AS IF WE NEED TO. GIVE DIRECTION ON ON WHETHER RAISE OR NOT NOW, IN ORDER TO KNOW I'M GONNA BE POSTING IT ON THE NEWSPAPER ON MONDAY, SO IT'LL RUN ON THAT THURSDAY. SAYING THAT WE'RE GOING HAVE UM MEAT. ON YOU DON'T HAVE TO POST THEIR SALARIES. LONDON PUBLIC HEARING REPUBLICAN COME IN AND. THEIR OPINION ON THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT MEANS THAT WE CAN HOLD OFF OFF, SO DEFINITELY BY THE 11. WOULD THAT SET YOUR SALARIES? LET ME LET ME DO THIS. I'M GONNA I WILL MEET BY THE NEXT COMMISSIONERS COURT. UH, GO AHEAD AND CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING MY NEXT COMMISSIONER'S COURT. HOW HAVE YOU, CEM? MORE SOLID NUMBERS, AND I WILL HAVE MEANT WITH LARGER BUDGETS. WE HAVE THIS YEP. AND ALSO COMMISSIONERS. OUR STEP. OUR STEP RATES YOUR YOUR SALARIES WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE BECAUSE WHEN WE MADE THIS CHART LAST YEAR, WE MADE IT BASED ON THE YEAR BEFORE SUNUP.

THE CORRECT NUMBERS WENT IN, BUT THEY WERE ADJUSTED. FOR THE YEAR, SO. FOR THIS COMING UP HERE. IT'S UH. IN THIS COURSE. THIS IS FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS NOT JUST SO WE DECIDED TO DO THIS. WE'RE DOING IT FOR THE DISTRICT CLERIC. TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTORS, J. P'S CONSTABLES. LET ME GET SOME NUMBERS TOGETHER. LET ME SEE WHAT I CAN DO WITH THE BUDGET AS FARAS, REDUCING THAT $400,000 DEFICIT. THOSE OTHER EXPENSES THAT KIND OF CAME OUT

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OF LEFT FIELD. I'LL SEE IF I CAN COME UP WITH SOME BETTER OPTIONS TO OFFSET THOSE IN THEN I'LL HAVE HAVE ALL THAT BACK TO YOU BY TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. THEN I'LL HAVE GIVE YOU SOME OPTIONS. LUCY. WHICH OPTIONS YOU GUYS. THANK YOU BEST. PLEASE BE THINKING ABOUT. WHERE WE CAN, WHERE WE CAN LIVE WITH REGARDS TO THESE RAISINS. JUDGE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GUYS KNOW THAT WE HAVE NOT LOOKED AT THE DEBT SERVICE FUND. THE COURTHOUSE SECURITY FUND. NOT TOTALLY. WOULD YOU MIND? STANDING UP. I HAVE A LITTLE CLIP ON. YEAH, I READ DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO LOOK TOTALLY AT THE ENTIRE BUDGET. BUT WE DID DO THE BIG ONES ON ONE TO THE TRANSFER TRANSFERS TO AND FRONTS OF THOSE RUBBER OFF A LITTLE BIT FOR THE JUVENILE PROBATION. WE KEPT THEM THE SAME BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY NUMBERS FROM THEM. SAME THING WAY DIDN'T LOOK AT THE SERVICE FUND OF THE CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND. THE GREAT FUN. NOT TRULY, TRULY. WE WERE BARELY WORKING ON THOSE YESTERDAY. SO THIS NUMBER MAYBE A LITTLE BIT LESS ONCE WE DO GET ALL OF OUR NUMBERS AND BUT ALL OF THE EXPENSES ARE THERE THE REVENUES HAVE BEEN DONE, WHICH IS HAVING TRANSFERS TO AND FROM. HEY, BARB, THIS THIS ON THAT HAND ON ME? AWESOME. THANK YOU. YEAH, SURE. PLEASE DO. SO YOU CAN SEE THIS YEAR.

WELL, MY WITH THE STEP RAISE MINE WOULD HAVE BEEN 2990 FOR A YEAR. IT WAS PROPOSED TO DO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. THEN GOING DOWN TO THE COMMISSIONER'S. YOUR STEP RAIDS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME. UM IN THEM. GOING DOWN TO THE TREASURE. SO WHAT WE DID WHERE THE MISTAKE WAS MADE. IF YOU LOOK YOU'LL SEE BASED ON 2018 MEMBERS TO THAT'S JUST LIKE A TREASURE 2006 50 WAS THE ANNUAL RAISE. THAT WAS BASED ON 2018 NUMBERS. WHAT ACTUALLY WENT IN, GOT POSTED AND GOT DONE WITH 3000 NICE OF AUTHORITY. SO THAT'S WHERE THAT'S OUR STARTING POINT, SO HE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE. THE LINE ABOUT 2018 THIS YEAR. WE DID IT. MY RAZOR B 2994 HOUSES THE SAME UM. CAN TREASURE 30 97. ETCETERA, ETCETERA. SO. I'M GOING TO SAY THIS JUST FOR THE RECORD ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THIS COUNTY, NO HAGEE SLICE HER DIES WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO BUDGETS ARE SIZE. AND POPULATIONS ARE SIZE LIKE THAT OFFICIALS IN THIS COUNTY FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN RAISES. OR VERY SMALL RAISES AND THERE THEY WERE VERY BEHIND. I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE, AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN AT SOME POINT THAT'S GOING TO GET SO BEHIND. THAT. PEOPLE THEY'RE QUALIFIED TO DO THESE JOBS THEY'RE NOT GONNA WANT TO DO. I MEAN, QUITE FRANKLY. YOU KNOW, I COULD BUILD TWO HOUSES A YEAR IN MY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN I CAN BE IN COUNTY. JED'S NOT HERE FOR THE MONEY. BUT. THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT IS THIS IS. THIS JOB THAT I DO IS A FULL TIME AND THEN SOME JOB. AND WHEN I'M NOT JUDGE ANYMORE, THE PERSON THAT TAKES MY PLACE. IS GONNA I HAVE TO QUIT THEIR JOB. TO DO THIS JOB. SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ASKING SOMEBODY TO QUIT THEIR JOB. AND QUIT THEIR CAREER. TO DO A JOB THAT'S ALL GUARANTEED TO THEM FOR FOUR YEARS. AND SO THEY HAVE TO HAVE ALL SORTS OF SKILLS. THEY BETTER HAVE RUN THEIR OWN BUSINESS. THEY BETTER HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE BUDGETS. THEY BETTER. LEARN HOW TO DO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU THAT'S A WORLD UNTO ITSELF. THEY HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO DO TRANSPORTATION.

THAT'S ANOTHER WORLD UNTO ITSELF. THAT PEOPLE MAKE CAREERS OUT OF MUCH LESS JUST

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HAPPENED TO BE A PART OF YOUR JOB. SO MY CONCERN AT SOME POINT IS. AND Y'ALL'S JOBS ARE.

MORE AND MORE. WE START BECOMING FULL TIME JOBS AND NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT YOU. OUR ELECTED DOING YOU SERVING. YOU SERVE WELL, BUT AT SOME POINT, THE COMMISSIONERS OF SITTING UP HERE GONNA HAVE TO QUIT THEIR JOBS. TO DO THIS WORK. BECAUSE IT'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, STARTING TO COME INTO PLAY. THAT I CAN SERIOUSLY EATS UP A LOT OF THESE FOLKS TIME. THE JOBS ARE CHANGING. IT'S NOT WHAT IT WASS 20 YEARS AGO AT ALL. AND SO THEY'RE MORE AND MORE DEMANDS PUT ON ELECTED OFFICIALS. THERE'S MORE AND MORE RISK PUT ON ELECTED OFFICIALS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU YOU TAKE A BEATING. EVERY DAY. AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

AND FINDING PEOPLE THAT WANT TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY THAT WAY. FOR 15 OR $20,000 LESS THAN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES WITH THE SAME DEMOGRAPHIC, SAME BUDGET. HE'S GOING TO GET HARDER AND HARDER IN WHAT MY FEAR IS. AS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY END UP WITH UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE. VERY IMPORTANT POSITIONS. AND SO WHILE WE'RE MAKING THESE DECISIONS, MAYBE NOT TO DO A RAISE THIS YEAR. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WHEN WE ADJUSTED THIS GETS CAUGHT UP. UH, EVEN IF I'M NOT HERE. BECAUSE THESE THINGS IF THE WORK IS DONE BY THIS COURT IS IMPACTS EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS COUNTY. THE WORK IS DONE BY THE STAFF THAT I'M SITTING HERE STARING AT IT AFFECTS EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS COUNTY. AND WE DON'T HAVE GOOD PEOPLE IN THOSE POSITIONS. THE BED IS GONNA BE VERY DETRIMENTAL. SO. WOW. I THINK THAT WE'RE IN A BUDGET SITUATION WITH SOME WEIRD STUFF THAT'S HAPPENED. THAT'S THAT'S KIND OF IN A BIND. I'M CERTAINLY NOT ADVOCATING THAT THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THIS LIST DO WITHOUT FOREVER. I JUST WANNA BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. FLIPSIDE OF ABBY IS THERE'S LOTS OF PEOPLE MAKING LOTS OF SACRIFICES RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE CULINARY THING ELSE SO WE MAY HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING. BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION THIS YEAR, SO PLEASE KEEP IN MIND.

HEY, DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN REFERENCE TO THE SCHEDULE? CAROLINE IS HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, SHE I THINK I UNDERSTAND IT. UH COMMISSIONERS MAY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. WHAT STUDIES? TOUCH WITH ACTUALLY HAVE ITS QUESTIONS. ABSOLUTELY YOU'RE WELCOME TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND WE CAN EXPLAIN IN ANY OF THE DETAILS. I MEAN, KIND OF THE BOTTOM LINE IS WHEN WE WHEN WE DISCUSSED THIS AND DISCUSS THE STEP RAISE, WE DID IN TERMS OF 20. NUMBERS.

FOR 20. AND THEN WE PUT A 12. MEMBER IN SO I NEED YOU. NEW BEES. THOUGH? WAS GOOD. FOR WITH THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IS SOMETHING THAT'S SORT OF THE BOTTOM LINE. AND I BELIEVE THAT WE WERE TRYING TO GET UP TO THE 2021. IS THAT CORRECT? YES. YES. SO. WITH THAT SAD COMMISSIONERS. ARE THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET WITHOUT ENCOURAGING THE DAY? I KNOW YOU CAN GET PUT ON THE SPOT. REVIEW THESE WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB. COMEY CALL IS A COP. BARBARA, CALL ANYBODY YOU NEED TO CALL TO GET YOUR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS. BUT PLEASE ONE EVEN WITH YOUR ANSWERS, PLEASE BRING HIM IN THE COURT SO WE CAN DISCUSS HIM OPENLY DURING THE NEXT WORKSHOP. AND I'LL HAVE A LIST OF POTENTIAL. OPTIONS AND THEN YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS OBVIOUSLY. I'M ALL EARS. I WANTTO YOU KNOW. LOTS OF TIMES. GOOD IDEAS. DON'T COME FOR ME. THEY COME FROM SOMEBODY ELSE, SO I'M DEFINITELY ENCOURAGING YOU TO REALLY SCOUR THIS BUDGET. AND IF THE NEXT WORKS UP, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET DOWN TO THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF IT. GET IT DONE. GET REAL MINOR ITEM JUST. WHAT? PAGE ARE YOU ON? THE 26 UNDER SANITATION DEPARTMENT, HUH? WE HAD TALKED. WE'VE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH STAFF

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AND OTHERS ABOUT. TRYING TO DO SOME WORK ON SOME OF THESE SATELLITE FACILITIES, TOO.

INCREASE. SAFETY AND SEPARATION BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES HAS ALREADY ANY DISCUSSION ON THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT OUT THERE. YEAH. TED'S DAILY OWNS WORKING WITH OTHERS TO GET THAT THEN WE'VE ALREADY DONE SOME WORK OUT THERE, AND THERE'S MORE TO COME. GREASING THREE WE'VE DONE. WE PUT UP THE DOOR SO THAT NOBODY COULD GET BEYOND THAT DOOR. THERE'S AGAIN, THOUGH, THERE. OUT OF THE CENTER IN CASE HE'S OFF. YES IT'S NOT. IT'S NOT DONE, BUT THAT'S GONNA GET DOWN THIS. SORRY I'M SORRY. I WAS THINKING OF J. P THREE AND MEN BY BENDER. I'M TAPING FOR BUILDING AND MY BEEN THERE. YES HE'S GOING TO GET A GLASS PARTITION BETWEEN HER AND. CASH FOR COBEN AND FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. A LOT OF PEOPLE COME IN HER OFFICE AND THEY'RE NOT SUPER HAPPY. AND THERE'S NO BAILIFF. THERE'S NO NOTHING. THERE'S NO SECURITY AT ALL. SO. WE NEED TO GET SOMETHING BETWEEN CASEY AND. AND SO WE'VE ALREADY BUDGETED THAT CURTIS IS GETTING OUT TOGETHER AS WE SPEAK. WHAT ELSE YOU GOT? JUDGE YES, COUNTRY WE NEED TO DO I DID NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA. SO FROM THE PM. OH, YES. OH, SORRY, SKIP RIGHT TO THE GOOD STUFF. WAY HAVE TO PROVE WE NEED THIO. ONE THING THAT DIDN'T GET IN THE BUDGET.

OUR LAST COMMISSIONER'S COURT MEETING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THERE. WAS THE A P PACKET, AND SO I NEED JUST A MOTION TO APPROVE THE A P PACKET HERE SO CRIXUS ORDERS. I'M SORRY, SO THAT WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE FOLKS PAID. NORMALLY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IN YOUR CONSENT. IT JUST WASN'T IN THERE. I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE PURCHASE ORDER. BECKETT. THAT'S.

OKAY, COMMISSIONER. I'M SORRY THEY. OKAY, SO, MY COMMOTION WE APPROVE OF THE PURCHASE ORDER PAYING UP BACK IN THE AMOUNT OF $54,307. THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. WE HAVE EMOTION.

DO WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND? WE HAVE EMOTIONAL SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE, UH, THOSE MEMOS AND CARRY SORRY ABOUT THAT. BUT JOHN THE SLOT OPEN IN FRONT OF YOU. OKAY, THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS. DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN? I'LL MAKE EMOTIONALLY AGENDA. WE HAVE A MOTION THAT WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND WE HAVE EMOTION A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE OPPOSED MOTION CARRIES. WE'RE ADJOURNED IN 10 23.

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