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[1. WORKSHOP: To Discuss Departmental Budget Request for FY 2021.]

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EVERYBODY, WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED ON OUR BUDGET WORKS UP. WE'RE GOING TO OPEN THE MEETING 28TH DAY OF JULY 2020. 11 21. COMMISSIONERS BEFORE WE BEGAN. COULD I GET EMOTION? ARRESTED SKIP INVOCATION, WEDGE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS. WE HAVE EMOTION.

DO WE HAVE A 2ND 2ND HAVE EMOTION IN A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR. SAY AYE, AYE POSE. NINE MOTION CARRIED. FOR PAMELA. WOULD YOU LIKE, COME UP, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY HERE REST TODAY. GOVERNOR ABBOTT COMMISSIONERS HAS EXTENDED EARLY VOTING BY ONE WEEK, SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE A. ADJUSTMENT TO THE BUDGET. I SUSPECT THAT'S WHAT PAMELA IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT. IT'S JUST GONNA BE ONE MORE WEEK OF EXPANSE FOR EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT. QUICKLY WITH VOTING SO WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE THAT ADJUSTMENT TO THE BUDGET.

WOULD I? IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I COULD GET WITH YOU FOR COSTS? BECAUSE, OF COURSE WE HAVE OUR MEETING PLACE THE MEETING TO SET WITH ELECTION BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSS THE HOURS AND THE ADDITIONAL HOURS. FOR THAT, AND I ALSO WANTED TO DISCUSS WITH THE ELECTION BOARD MEMBERS. HOW MANY ISF ARE STAFFING EARLY VOTING SO THE NUMBERS COULD FLUCTUATE ON WHAT I ALREADY HAVE. IT'S OKAY WITH THIS. THIS BUDGET THAT WE'RE GOING ADOPT. TODAY IS JUST A PRELIMINARY BUDGET. WE CAN STILL MAKE CHANGES GOING FORWARD. I JUST WANTED TO COME. B. AWARE. OF THAT. THAT WOULD BE IT. CHANGE. THIS JUST BECAUSE YOU LOST ON THE WAY. YES. IN HUH? OFF. THE PRESS. TODAY. WITH THE DAY. COMMISH. COURT BEF. WE HAVE TO STOP. A PRELIMINARY BUDGET ON JULY 30TH. SO TIMING'S A LITTLE LITTLE OFF, SO WE'RE GONNA JUST NEED A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO MAKE THAT ADJUST. THAT WILL BE MADE. WHEN WE COME. BACK. WAY COULD HAVE ANOTHER WORK.

BETWEEN THEM. THEN. A USER. ANY AYE, AYE. MATE. A SIX. WELL THERE'S THERE. YES, AND THERE'S THAT THERE ARE. WE'VE THOUGHT GRANTS ALREADY THAT WE'RE USING FOR EQUIPMENT, AND THERE'S SOME GRANT MONEY THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE. TO HELP WITH THAT. WE JUST HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND GO THROUGH IT. SEE WHAT'S REIMBURSABLE AND WHAT'S NOT, AND I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO EVEN REVIEW THAT WITH DENNIS. HE HAD JUST KIND OF BECAME AWARE OF THIS REALLY DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY. HOURS YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY YESTERDAY, SO IT WAS WE'VE NOT REALLY HAD TIME TO DISCUSS THE COST OR OR WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM, BUT WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER WORKS OUT BETWEEN NOW AND THE ADOPTION OF THE FIND. BADGE. AND WE CAN MAKE IT HAVE FOR YOU. THEN.

THAT OKAY. COMMISSION OKAY? THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT FOR ME. THANKS. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

SORRY, COMMISSIONER. SO AT THE LAST WORKSHOP, I WAS PRETTY GLOOM AND DOOM. WEI WENT TO WORK HARD WITH STAFF WAY CAUGHT A BREAK ON THE. NO NEW TAX RATES. CAN. SO WHICH HELPED US TREMENDOUSLY ON THIS BUDGET. AND SO THE LONG AND I'VE GOT GIVING YOU A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE. AS WE WENT THROUGH THIS BUDGET. TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE ARE.

IT TOOK HAD SOME MIDNIGHT OIL BURNING. WE HAD SOME MEETINGS WITH. DEPARTMENT HEADS TO TRY TO TRIM THE BUDGET. AS I TOLD YOU BEFORE WE HAVE ABOUT, UH. $750,000 WORTH OF VERY UNEXPECTED EXPENSES THAT CAME. TO US TOWARDS THE END OF THE BUDGET CYCLE. UH AND ANTICIPATED SORT FALL, SO THE GOOD NEWS IS. WE HAVE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO DEAL WITH ALL THAT. WITH AND WE CAN STILL LEAVE THE MONEY IN THE L. C. E O TWO. SERVICE DEBT AS WE HAD PLANNED BEFORE. BUT I'M GONNA GIVE YOU ALL THIS INFORMATION WITH THE CAVEAT. AND THAT IS THAT I'VE ASKED. WELL, CONLEY TO COME AND TALK TO US ABOUT. AN OPPORTUNITY THAT'S PRESENTED ITSELF. WIDE, 1 42 OR AT LEAST BEGIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THAT WINE. IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE SOME SOME MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY. SO THAT THAT WOULD BE SOMEWHERE ON THE ORDER OF HALF OF $1,000,000. IF WE DID THAT, THAT WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE TO COME FROM

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THE FUND BALANCE COMMISSIONERS AND DON'T REALLY LIKE GETTING INTO THAT PHONE BALANCE. IF WE CAN KEEP FROM IT, HOWEVER, THAT THESE OPPORTUNITIES NO MOCKED ALL THAT OFTEN. AND. I'M FAIRLY CONVINCED THAT AREA ALONG THAT CORRIDOR 1 42 IS GOING TO BECOME A HEAVILY TRAVELED CORRIDOR. THE DEVELOPMENT SEEMS TO BE GOING IN THAT DIRECTION. SO WAY HAVE TO GET AHEAD OF THAT IN ORDER NOT TO FIND OURSELVES IN THE SAME BOAT AS OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH, WHERE WE'RE ALREADY OVERCROWDED ON ROADWAYS. AND IN CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION MODE FOR THE REST OF OUR NATURAL LIVES TRYING TO CATCH UP. SO I JUST WANTED TO HAVE WILL COME IN. HE'S HERE.

AND DISCUSS THAT PROJECT WITH THOSE COMMISSIONERS AND. SO THAT YOU THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING. AND GET YOU TO WEIGH IN. OKAY, WELL, JUST GIVE ME AN OPEN MIC LIKE THIS, BUT TAKE IT AWAY. I WILL BE FREE. IT'S GOOD SEEING YOU ON YOUR GOOD MORNING, COMMISSIONER, SIR. JUDGE. UM, THAT'S A JUDGE REFERENCE. UH, FOR SOME TIME. AS A CONSULTANT TO THE COUNTY. WE'VE BEEN LOOKING. DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES AND KIND OF CURRENT STATUS OF HIGHWAY 1 42 WITH. THE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AND CALDWELL COUNTY IN THE REGION. PARTICULARLY THE EASTERN PART OF HASTE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN TRAVIS, SOUTHEASTERN TRAVIS COUNTY. YOU'RE IN THE HOT SUN THERE, AS YOU WELL KNOW, FROM BASICALLY EVERYTHING EAST OF I 35. TEO TO 1 30 WHICH 1 42 IS A BIG PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE. YOU CURRENTLY HAVE. STUDIES AND IN PROGRAMS WITH E M. P O THAT WILL HAVE CONNECTORS, TYING INTO 1 42 COMING FROM THE WEST. YOU ALSO HAVE REGIONAL AND STATE PROGRAMS THAT ARE ENCOURAGING.

A CZ. MANY PARALLEL IMPROVEMENTS AS YOU CAN. ALONG THE I 35 CORRIDOR. MOST OF Y'ALL ARE AWARE THAT MOST TRIPS ALONG I 35 OUR LOCAL IN NATURE. MOST PEOPLE ARE GOING NO FURTHER THAN 45 EXITS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ANALYSIS OF THE REGION. OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. TO I 35. BUT TO REALLY BE ABLE TO SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MOVIE THAT. MOVE THAT BIG BEAST IN THE FUTURE. YOU HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE PARALLEL OPTIONS. AND I KNOW THAT'S BEING WORKED ON THIS FAR WEST TO ANYONE IN THIS FOUR EAST AS 1 30 1 42 IS A GREAT. HIGHWAY TODAY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP. IN A WAY THAT GIVES THE COUNTY THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH THE STATE IF IT SO CHOOSES. TO REALLY FACILITATE HELP PROTECT THAT CORRIDOR FURTHER AND MOVING INTO A AH, MORE ROBUST PROJECT. INTO THE FUTURE. THAT WILL CATCH YOU KNOW FM 1 10 THAT FACE OF DEATH. 10 BUILT. IN HAITI. NO. COME OUT. ONE OF THE EXITS WILL BE THERE ON HIGHWAY 80 MR THERIOT COULD UPDATE FOR THE MP OF SOME THE OTHER CONNECTORS THAT ARE LOOKING AT 1 42 ON THESE PROJECTS TAKE TIME. BUT BECAUSE OF THE RIGHT AWAY AVAILABILITY ON 1 42 FOR UNVESTED BY THE COURT TODAY. YOU COULD GO OUT THERE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEAR. THAT CORRIDOR. YOU COULD DO A SCHEMATIC, DO YOU TOTALLY IDENTIFICATION? DO PUBLIC OUTREACH IN SURVEY FOR ABOUT 1/2 A $1,000,000. AND IF THE COURT SO CHOSE TO MOVE FORWARD, AND THAT. WHICH I THINK IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO BRING IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASPECTS ABOUT PARTICULARLY INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES OUT OF LOCKHART, BECAUSE THAT SEEMS TO BE THE. KIND OF THE NEXUS AROUND LIMITATIONS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SIDE OF CALDWELL COUNTY FROM EVERYBODY THAT I TALK TO IS THE STRETCH IN WHICH IN IS COMMING. TALK ABOUT THAT.

BEFORE. PUTTING ALL THIS INTO ONE PROJECT. I THINK WILL PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE. AH VERY GOOD OF SENSE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. IN WASHINGTON, D C THAT OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND 1/2 THAT THERE WILL BE SOME TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS COMING DOWN FROM THE FEDS. I DOUBT ANYTHING HAPPENS PART OF THE ELECTION. RE OF HOW THE ALLY TURNS OUT. BOTH SIDES ARE LOOKING TO PASS SOMETHING IN REGARDS TO INFRASTRUCTURE STIMULUS. SOMETIME IN THE

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SPRING. YOU HAVE TO GET THESE PROJECTS, YOU'LL HEAR IT ALL THE TIME. SHOVEL READY, TEED UP. TO QUALIFY AND COMPETED HIGHEST LEVELS FOR THOSE DOLLARS. THOSE DOLLARS WOULD COME THROUGH THE STATE. AND THOSE DOLLARS WOULD COME TO THE N P O JUST OPINION ON HOW THEY DECIDED TO GIVE YOU THOSE UP ON WHAT CONDITIONS CAME WITH THAT MONEY. RIGHT NOW. UH STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, WHICH IS A LOAN PROGRAM FROM STATE FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

IT'S ONE OF OUR ONLY REVENUE SOURCES THAT SHOULDN'T TAKE A VERY LARGE HIT. FROM THE KOBE PANDEMIC. IN THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN BECAUSE IT'S DRIVEN STRICTLY BY REGISTRATION FEES AND DRIVER'S LICENCE FEES AND STUFF. SO IT'S ABOUT ONE OF THE ONLY THINGS WE HAVE. GOING FORCE THAT'S STEADY AND CONSISTENT RIGHT NOW. ABOUT HALF A $1,000,000,000 IN THAT FUND. AH AND IF WE GET AN APPLICATION IN FIRE TO DECEMBER. DECEMBER 31ST THEN YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THREE YEARS OF INTEREST FREE MONEY. AS WELL. THERE'S DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE. AND ASK HIS PROJECT WERE TO DEVELOP. WE CAN THEN GO OUT, APPLY AND SOLICIT OVER THE NEXT YEAR IN TWO YEARS, UH, DEAVER IMPROVE THAT HIGHWAY AND PHASES OR IMPROVE IT. ALL. OFF.

ONE TIME. SO I BE HAPPY. TO ANSWER IT. QUESTION. ARE YOU ALL MADE. BUT JUDGES THAT SUMMARIZE KIND OF WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR. YES OR NOT. I DON'T THINK WE'LL MAKE ANY REAL DECISIONS TODAY ABOUT IT, COMMISSIONERS BUT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO. ADOPT. IT. LEAD. A REALLY BUDGET. BUT I YOU TO BE AWARE OF IT. THAT WAS OUT THERE TO BE CONSIDERING THAT. IN MY MIND SAID THIS IS HOW I BECAME COUNTY JUDGE AND I THOUGHT THIS SINCE I WAS COMMISSIONER. EVEN IN 20 THAT THAT THAT 1 42 CORRIDOR BETWEEN LA CARTE HIGHWAY 80 IS KIND OF WHERE A LOT OF OUR DEVELOPMENTS KIND OF LINED OUT RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL. WE HAVE A PRETTY BIG RESIDENTIAL PROJECT THAT'S ON THE BOOKS THAT'S GOTTEN THEIR BLOOD. I THINK COGAN HAS KIND OF PUT THE BRAKES ON IT FOR THE MOMENT THAT COVERED WON'T BE HERE FOREVER, SO THAT WILL START BACK UP AGAIN. I THINK IT'S FARAS TRYING TO BE A FORWARD THINKING COURT. THESE ARE THE KIND OF PROJECTS. THAT WE NEED TO CONSIDER WERE ALSO IN A UNIQUE POSITION THAT OTHER COURTS HAVEN'T BEEN IN. THAT. WAY. DO. HAVE VERY LA FUN. BACK. IT WE MEET IT. AND I WILL. TOO. YOU YOU. LIKE IT? THE BACK OF YOUR SHEET HERE. BECAUSE OF CATCHING THAT BREAK WITH THE, UH WITH THE, UH THE RATE THAT WE STARTED OUT WITH. ON OUR ADVIL OR, UM. THAT THAT WAS, I SAY, A LITTLE BREAK. THAT'S PRETTY SIGNIFICANT BREAK THAT WOUND UP BEING ABOUT 400,000 WHICH IS WHICH, ESSENTIALLY ERASED THE YOU KNOW THE DEFICIT THAT WE HAD BUDGET WISE ON THEN WE'VE DONE SOME BUDGET CUTTING TO PAY FOR THE END EYE. THAT I MET. JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. AND SO WE NOW ARE SITTING WITH $509,000 SURPLUS. THANKS TO THAT TANK, THANKS TO THOSE. WE DID NOT GET ANYTHING. WE LEFT ENOUGH MONEY TO FUNCTION, AT LEAST AT THE.

LEVEL THAT WE DID LAST YEAR. DONALD NICE THAT WENT BEGINNING ROADS AND CHEAP AND I SAT DOWN.

WE WENT THROUGH SARAH'S DEPARTMENT. HANDS SAID WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO, AT LEAST MAINTAIN, THE SERVICES DURING KOBE? THAT WE WERE THAT WE DID LASSITER TO AT LEAST PROVIDE THAT LEVEL OF SERVICE TO PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTY. AND SO THAT'S WHERE THE BUZZ CUTS. CAME.

FROM. WE WERE HOME. TO D'OH. STAY. UP. OUR GAME. JUST A LITTLE BIT AND GO A LITTLE FASTER WITH THE ROPE PAVING THAT WEEK. LEAVE. CONTINUE. AT THE PACE. THAT WE BEEN. SO UM I. I. I. NOT. HAPPY. IT. TAKE THAT. HOME. FI. HON. THOUS. THERE. PLACE. IN FIVE. WITH THIS. PROJECT. I WON'T BE CLEAR. ABOUT THAT. WHAT IF WE IF WE DO SO TO DO IT WOULD WREAK. TWO GET INTO THE PHONE. PAL. A LITTLE BIT. HAS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE YOU SOME HARD NUMBERS THAT ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY MIGHT COME FROM THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS WE COULD USE. TO MOVE FORWARD SO THAT WE GET THAT PROJECT SEVERAL READY? SO WHEN THIS MONEY DOES BECOME AVAILABLE, WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE WITHIN A YEAR FROM NOW. WE'RE READY.

IT'LL BE IT'LL BE THE FIRST TIME IN MY MEMORY, CALDWELL COUNTY WAS AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND HAD SEVERAL READY SIR. LITTLE. BIT. WHEN PROJECT CALLED CAME. IN. THE AIR. OR IT

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TAKES THOUGHT. WE AT. PREPARE. TWO. PART AND I KIND OF X. ABOUT THAT. YOU CAN. TELL.

BECAUSE IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME. COME HAS BEEN THE WORK. OF SEVERAL COURT. TOO. DO. THAT.

AND SO THAT WAY. HAVE A KNOB. HERE. DO. SOME LIKE THAT. CHEESE. PENIS AND IN THOROUGH.

HOW FAR ALONG AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OR YOU AND IF YOU'RE EARLY IN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, UM YOU JUST DON'T REPEAT AT THE SAME LEVEL. THAN IF YOU WERE FOR. ALONG. YOU HAVE MORE. DATA. YOU MO. INFORMED. THE PUB. BEEN IN. UM IT'S A GUY. SIR OF WHERE YOU ARE, AND THAT GETS THE MPO. UH OF SECURITY FOR FUN. YOU. THAT THERE. GAY. TO REALLY GET A PROJECT. ON THE STREE. IN THE WAY. OF THAT. MECH ZACH WAS. DESIGNED. OH, AH! YEAR. AGO. IT IN SCENT. THIS TIME. OF ALLY. WORK. TOO. BE DONE. PRIOR. TO SIN. MIDDLE FOR YOU. TOO.

COMPETE. AT THE HIGH LEVEL. IN A VERY SICK. COUNTIES. TARIEL ECHO THIS I CAN REMEMBER.

DURING THE LAST CALL. I WAS ON THE VIDEO AND THINKING THAT WE'RE NEVER GOING TO GET ANY OF THIS MONEY BECAUSE WE'RE NOT. NEAR READY. TO COMPETE. YOU KNOW? ARE SITTING WERE. LIST? HEY, CARRY A TRAY. COW. WITH ME. A COW. AND THEN THEY WERE AT A. THAT WE'RE. ABOUT. GET TO KNOW. ALL WHEN THAT CALL CAME IN. THEY HAD ALL THEIR PROJECT. LINED UP. THERE. ALL THE BAR.

MEN. SIR. DOWN. SIR. NOT BE IN A POSITION TO HELP YOUR COUNTY. A SUCCESS STORY JUDGE SOMETHING HERE THINKING ABOUT IT. IN KABUL, COUNTING AND IT HAD TO DO WITH A LOT OF PRELIMINARY WORK IN MULTIPLE PARTNERSHIPS IS THE WORK THAT WAS DONE A 1 83 HERE IN LOCKHART. OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. I THINK THAT WAS THE LAST PHASE OF IT WAS FUNDED. PROBABLY FOUR YEARS AGO. YES SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE IS WHAT? PUT THAT PROJECT OVER THE TOP AND GET THOSE THOSE ON THE SIDEWALKS AND THE REST OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS DELIVERED. I GUESS. 11 THING WAY SHOULD TAKE.

INTO CONSIDERATION ON THIS AND I LIKE I DEFINITELY LIKE THE IDEA OF FORWARD LOOKING AND TRYING TO GET SOME OF THESE THINGS DONE. BUT B. J AND I ARE ON THE COMMITTEE. WORKING ON THE WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY. CONNECTION. FROM 1 30 BACK OVER TO 35 THE EFFORT THERE IS TO PROVIDE A. YOU KNOW ANOTHER LINK OVER TO 1 30 FROM 35. IT'S GUY. HUGE INTEREST FROM TEXT.

NO. THE 1 30 GROUP. AND OTHERS, AND THAT PRIDE IT'S KIND OF EVOLVED OVER. EVEN LAST YEAR, IT STARTED OUT LOOKING AT. CONNECTION, MAYBE ON 1 50 ALIGNMENT COMING ACROSS 21 COMING BACK TO 1 40 TO OUR YEAR INCAN ROAD, EITHER THOSE STARTED OUT KIND OF BEING THE FOCUS. BUT IT'S EVOLVED DURING THIS PROCESS TO PROBABLY LOOKING HAD A SINGLE, UH, CONNECTION. THAT WOULD UTILIZE 1 42 TO A BIG EXTENT. THE ALIGNMENT HAS A VINCE BEST FIVE, BUT IT WOULD. BE PROBABLY, I THINK BECAUSE OF EXISTING DEVELOPMENT IN THE KYLE AREA 1 50 PROBABLY NOT, UM ONE WERE LOOKING AT BUT BUT HARINGTON ROAD BECAUSE OF THE PLANS FROM HAYS COUNTY. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT CARRYING YERINGTON ON AROUND. THE OUTSIDE KYLE CONNECTING BACK INTO 1 50 OVER THERE, SO THAT'S GONNA BE A MAJOR. RODEWAY FACILITY FOR CENTRAL TEXAS REGION AND SO THAT THAT STUDY HAS BEGUN TO FOCUS ON HOW YOU TAP INTO THAT AND BRING THAT INTO COBLE COUNTY AND THE CONNECTION TO 1 30 THAT'S STUDY IS ONGOING AND YOU KNOW, IT'LL BE PROBABLY. INTO THE YEAR, I GUESS SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE WHEN WE GET GET. THAT COMPLETED BUT WHAT WE'LL HAVE AT THE END OF THAT STUDY? IS THIS ALIGNMENT

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FOR THAT FACILITY AND A SET OF 30% PLANS? OUT WITH IT. FOR THE POOR. CONSTRUCTION OF THAT FACILITY. THAT FACILITY. WHAT. PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR FOCUSING EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDS ON BECAUSE IT WOULD. IT'S GONNA REALLY BE SHUTTLE READY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF IT IF THAT WORK CAN BE DONE IN ADVANCE. THAT THAT'S THE HUGE TYPE OF PROJECT. I THINK THAT WOULD GET A LOT OF SUPPORT, AND IT INCLUDES 1 42 AT LEAST A BIG HUNTER THAT THAT HIGHWAY. SO I'M NOT SURE HOW ALL THAT FITS TOGETHER. AND I'M NOT. I'M NOT SURE THE SCOPE OF LIFE BEING DISCUSSED ON 1 42 EXISTING. I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T WANT TO PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO DUDE MARK ON 1 42 RIGHT AWAY. AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS YOU KNOW, IN CONJUNCTION WITH I GUESS. WE DON'T WANT IT. HAVE TO DOUBLE SPIN. ON THINGS. WE'RE GONNA LOOK, IT. LOOK AT DOING IN THE FUTURE. YOU SOMEHOW THEIR PROPOSED ROUTE. EVEN YET, FOR THAT ALMOST ALMOST THERE. YEAH, THAT'S REALLY THE NEXT DAY. THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION. MY SECOND QUESTION IS, WHEN WILL THE FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY TO BE AVAILABLE. FOR THAT, BECAUSE WE STILL WITHIN THE NEXT NICE OF THE MIND. MAKE THIS DECISION AND I'M NOT JUST. LIKE HARD CORE ON 1 42 THERE, THERE'S YEAH. THIS ALIGNMENT STUDIES GETTING CLOSED FOR THEM. I GUESS THE DARING TO GET BACKGROUND. I CAN'T MAKE A COMMENT BASED OFF MATERIALS COMMENTS, I THINK. AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT YOUR YOUR OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU COULD DO. HERE AND CALLED WALK. KAREN NEED HELP FACILITATE ALL THESE IMPORTANT PROJECTS. ON 1 42. THAT'S A SEPARATE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. SILO IF YOU WILL THAN THIS ALIGNMENT STUDY THAT COMMISSIONER'S TALKING ABOUT, ALTHOUGH THEY WILL THEY DO SEEM TO LIKELY INTERCONNECT. AT SOME POINT OTHER THAN I THINK IMPORTANTLY, AS FAR AS TIMING. THEY'RE TWO VERY DIFFERENT. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PASS THAT THESE PROJECTS WILL GO DOWN. UM THE ALIGNMENT IS PREDOMINANTLY GOING TO BE WHAT WE CALL A GREEN FIELD PROJECT. THIS MEANS YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH AT A MINIMUM. A FULL ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS. BOB. IT. THEN GO. ROCK AWAY ACQUISITION. HOME. TO FULFILL OFF THAT PROJECT AND DESIGNED TO HAVE FOUR TO BE SHOVEL READY ON 1 42 ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION. WE CAN DO WHAT IS CALLED A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION, WHICH TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. UM, AROUND THE NUMBERS HERE. CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION, WHICH IS A CLEARANCE ENVIRONMENTALLY ON THAT HIGHWAY SAY TO MAKE A FOUR FINE LANE IMPROVEMENT. WHAT SEE. I WOULD COST SOMEWHERE AROUND 322 A HALF A $1,000,000. TO DO A FULL BLOWN ENVIRONMENT OF CLARENCE ON THE ALIGNMENT. VESTMENT WOULD BE 1,000,000 HALF $2 MILLION IS NOT PROBABLY PRETTY CLOSE COMMISSIONER TERRIO. AND THEN YOU WOULD STILL NEED TO GO OUT. AND BY THE RIDE AWAY. GOING THROUGH THAT ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS IS USUALLY TYPICALLY ABOUT A YEAR TO YEAR PROCESS, PROBABLY MOST LIKELY ON A GREEN FIELD PROJECT LIKE THAT, PROBABLY MORE LIKE A TWO YEAR PROCESS. SO THE TWO VERY DIFFERENT TIMELINES YOU'VE BEEN MOVE 1 42. MUCH FURTHER ALONG IN THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TIME LINE, THEN YOU CAN THE ALIGNMENT PROJECT JUST BECAUSE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO COME FROM THOSE IN THOSE DIFFERENT PROJECTS. DOESN'T MAKE ONE BETTER THAN THE OTHER. ANYTHING ELSE. IT'S JUST THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND WHERE THEY STAND RIGHT NOW, UH IN YOUR COUNTY. WHICH GIVE THE COURT ON IDEA OF MAYBE OVER A SIRI'S OF BUDGETS.

HOW YOU CAN INJECT DIFFERENT FUNDS OVER THOSE DIFFERENT TIMELINES TO WALK INTO A GUN WITH SAME TIME TO FACILITATE SOME OF THESE PROJECTS THAT THEY AS THEY INTERACT BEFORE ANOTHER DID THAT MAKE MAKES SENSE TO EVERYBODY. SO AND BECAUSE WHAT. I'M JUST THINKING OUT LOUD HERE. SO IF YOU DO THIS 1 40 TO STUDYING ENVIRONMENTAL IN POSITION ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND IT'S ON A LITTLE BIT FASTER TRACKED, REALIGN. WELL. YOU GO. THAT.

CHUCK. YEAH. IT'S DONE. ALREADY. YEAH. THAT. THAT KIND. WHAT I WAS. SAYING. IT. THAT YOU THERE. UM THOUGHT, YOU KNOW. PARALLELING THE EFFORTS. YES I THINK THEY'RE HAPPY THOUGHT GIVEN AND ALSO COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TWO PROJECT. YOU KNOW? SO THAT LIKE,

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LIKE YOU. JUST SAID SO. ELVIS. ENVIRON. STUFF. ALREADY IN PLACE. IRAQ. AND THEY THE STOVE. WERE SIMON STUDY, YOU KNOW? WE CAN ASK THEM. TELL HIM THAT PART'S THEM ON THIS STRETCH OF ROAD. IN FAVOR MONEY THERE, AND PROBABLY WILL WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT WHAT IS THE EVENTUAL DESIGN FACILITY THAT'S LOOKING AT? MAYBE THIS 1 35 1 30 CONNECTION. WHAT'S THAT ROAD'S GONNA LOOK LIKE? AND AT LEAST FROM THE POINT OF PROPOSED CONNECTION TO 1 42 WHICH WOULD PROBABLY BE SOMEWHERE AROUND THE ACTUAL AREA THAT IF IT GOES LIKE IT'S HAPPENING. DEAD. YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT AWAY AT YOUR STUDIES. AS PART OF A 1 42.

PROJECT AN ACQUISITION THAT WERE ACQUIRING THAT EVENTUALLY. JUST YESTERDAY. I TRIED. IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE WOULD BE A BIT FASTER. SO AND BE A CHICKEN IN THE PLANE. THREE WHICH ONE WAS FASTER, BUT, UH, POSSIBILITY. WE MIGHT HAVE SOME WORK. FUNDING PARTNERS. FACILITY IN THE FUTURE. FOR THE CONNECTION. I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU, ELLA'S A COMMISSIONER WHO GREW UP IN A FAST GROWING COUNTY THAT HOW YOUR REVENUES COME INTO THIS COUNTY. IT'S A CARDINAL HORSE ISSUE. YOU'RE TRYING TO YOU'RE TRYING TO STAY HAD PLANNED PROPERLY. YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS COMING AND HAPPENING, BUT YOUR REVENUES DON'T REFLECT THAT. IT'S HARD AND YOU GOT TO STRIKE THAT BALANCE AND GO THROUGH THESE WORKSHOPS LIKE YOU ALL DAY WOULD MAKE THESE IMPORTANT DECISIONS. BUT THE WORLD WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE 1 42 21 A LOT OF WORK AND DISCUSSION, NONE ON 21. THESE ALIGNMENTS. FM 1 10 WORKED AT S H 1 30 USED THESE. IT'S CONSIDERING ALL THIS IS KIND OF COMING IN ON ALL THAT COMES BACK TO THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS AREA AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE? YELLS COUNTY MY BIT MY BIGGEST FEAR. ONE OF THE THINGS I WORRIED ABOUT WHEN I RAN FOR THIS JOB AND GOT IT, WASS EVERYTHING HEAVEN. OUR TRANSPORTATION ISSUES TO A POINT WHERE WE WEREN'T PLAYING CATCH UP ALL THE TIME. WE CAN IF WE CAN DO THAT IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY. NO, IT'S JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE AND YOU KNOW WITHIN MY BUSINESS. BASICALLY I HAVE TO BORROW A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY FOR MYSELF. TO GET THE PROJECT GOING AND THEN ONCE IS GOING IN. THE FUNDING HAPPENS, THEN I CAN PAY MYSELF BACK. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT. I DON'T. I DON'T THINK THIS WAS THE INVESTMENT. WE WOULD REGRET. 19 STRETCH THIS THIS THE IMPROVEMENT OF 1 42 HAS COME UP NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE IN THE STUD TALKS THAT COMMISH TERRY TALK ABOUT. IT. COME UP. OUT.

OF THE TOP. OF THAT. STUFF. ABOUT HOW. IT IS. GOING. FOR. SO I DO. HAVE ANY HESITATION.

DOING WHAT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO SECURE THAT, SO I THINK. WELL, I'D LIE. FOR YOU. TO DO. TO PUSH BACK. COME BACK TO JUST YOU KNOW WHAT WE'D BE LOOKING AT DOING WITH THAT MONEY. WHAT STATES OF GANG WOULD WE BE AT? IF WE EXPANDED THOSE SO JUDGING IF COURT'S LOOKING TO ALLOCATE HALF $1,000,000 FOR THIS BUDGET YEAR THAT CAN GET YOU IN. INVITE.

PLE. ON ONE. FOR TO GET UP, SIR. IT CAN GET A SCHOOL MAN. AND GO THROUGH A INVOLVEMENT.

PROCESS. AND IT COULD DO UM UH, TOO. IT UP AND DOWN. NOT THAT HIGHWAY. SO WHAT WOULD BE LEFT AFTER. THAT PHASE OF THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE A FULL BLOWN DESIGN. UM AND THEN, ONCE THE FULL BLOWN DESIGN WAS FUNDED, WHICH WE CAN LOOK FOR ALTER ALL ALL. FUN. FOR THAT.

OR THE COURT. CAN CONTINUE TO FUND THAT. UH, COW. FOR WHICH ALL CAN ALL GO TO A MATCH WITH STATE LATER ON. DOWN. THE ROAD. BUT YOU'D HAVE DESIGN WORK, AND THEN YOU WOULD BE READY FOR LETTING W FURTHER SHE GO AND SHOVEL READINESS AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. AND AT THAT POINT, MY EXPERIENCE HANDED TO THE STATE LET THEM DO WHAT THEY DO. WELL JUST GO OUT.

LET'S STAY HIGHWAY PROJECTS. GO BUILD SOMETHING I WOULD ANTICIPATE BE PHASED. OVER THAT NINE MILE STRETCH ALMOST NINE MONTH STRETCH. BUT. WE CAN GET YOU ALL THE WAY TO ENVIRONMENTALLY CLEAR, SCHEMATIC PUBLIC PROCESS, UTILITIES AND SURVEY. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THAT WOULD DELIVER. AND ALL YOU HAVE LEFT AT THAT POINT TIME. THAT IT'S A IS THE

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FINISH OF THE DESIGN SCHEMATIC COULD TAKE YOU ALMOST 30 PURSE. SOME TOO. WHAT YOU'RE DOING ON THE ONLINE. AND THEN YOU'LL BE RED. TOO. GO. WITH WHAT. AND READY. A LOT OF PROJECTS.

RIGHT? COMMISH. SO THAT YOUR BACK POCKET. WHAT WE CAN DISCUSS THAT FURMAN. NEXT WORKSHOP. OKAY, THANKS WILL MASK BUT PERSONAL QUESTION, SIR. I'LL HAVE A NOTARY WORKING AROUND HERE. DR. I WAS HOPING MAYBE I'LL TAKE THAT. THANK GOD, IT'S HARD TO GET INTO BANKS NOWADAYS, NOT TO MENTION YOU. FEEL WELL. WALK. IN IT. ANYWAY. WITH MASS. THING. YOU.

ALL RIGHT? THANK YOU. YOU. APPRECIATE IT. RIGHT COMMISSIONER. SO. IF YOU LOOK AT THIS THING, THIS THE SHEET I GAVE YOU. IT'S UH, WE'VE. DONALD AND I WENT THROUGH HIS BUDGET. JUST LINE BY LINE PENNY BY PENNY. AND LOOK WHERE HE HAS EXPANDED AND ANTICIPATES THAT SPENDING THIS YEAR. DAN. TRIED TO MATCH HIS BUDGET, TOO, THAT THIS MEANS. THAT THE EXTRA PAVING MACHINE THAT HE ASKED FOR PROBABLY WAY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY THIS YEAR. WEI HAD PUT SOME EXTRA MONEY AND ORIGINAL. FIRST BRUSH THE BUDGET FOR FLEX BASE AND OTHER THINGS. HOPING THAT IF WE BOUGHT THE MACHINE SEX SEEMS AN EXCERPT. AGGREGATE MATERIAL WOULD HELP US MOVE FASTER. SINCE WE CAN'T BUY THE MACHINE, WE GET ME EXTRA AGGREGATE MATERIAL, SO WE WERE ABLE TO GET THOSE OUT OF THE BUDGET THAT WAS SICK. NOUS. PROBABLY WELL. WERE HUH? I THINK SO THAT WAS THAT WAS A HUGE HELP. WE DECIDED NOT TO LEAVE ANY VEHICLES THIS YEAR, WITH TWO EXCEPTIONS. POSSIBLE ONE NEVER HAS GOTTEN THEIR VEHICLE FROM LAST YEAR. AND THEN. MR LUNA NEEDS DESPERATELY NEEDS A CAR. AT THE D A'S UP IS HE HIT ME IF YOU SAW HIS CARS HAVE NO DOUBT YOU'D AGREE. IT'S IN TERRIBLE SHAPE AND ITS CONSTANTS MORE TO MAINTAIN ITS WORTH AT THIS POINT. THOSE WERE THE TWO BIGGEST AREAS, AND THEN, AS I SAID, WE HAD A ADJUSTMENT IN OUR DEBT. AND THEN THE RATE CAME IN THAT WE CALCULATE THAT THE VOTER APPROVAL RIGHT OFF. VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR, WHICH WAS A RELIEF.

SO AND SO WE WOUND UP MY RITUAL. SHOT AT THE BUDGET WAS FOR A 0.705 TAX RATE THAT NO NEW APPROVAL. WE WANT EVERY 0.7054 BECAUSE OF THAT ADJUSTMENT BECAUSE I MADE THAT ASSESSMENT. ASSUMING THAT YEAH. NO. NO NEW TAX RATE WITH WOOD. NOT CHANGE BECAUSE THAT'S ALL I WAS CERTAIN ABOUT. WELL IT DIDN'T CHANGE VERY MUCH, AND THAT THAT HELPED TREMENDOUSLY GET INTO THIS LITTLE SURPLUS WE HAVE HERE. SO WEI HAVE THAT SURPLUS. I WOULD LOVE TO PUT THAT SARAH PLEASANTNESS AND CONTINGENCY FUNDS JUST IN CASE. SEEING WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH NOW. WE'RE SEEING A VERY, VERY, VERY ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON. IF WE GET INTO A SITUATION WHERE. WE ACTUALLY GET ONE THAT MAKES LANDFALL IN COMES OUR WAY. I HAVE TO DO IS LET DOWN THE SOUTH TEXAS TO SEE WHAT THAT BEST CATEGORY ONE. HURRICANE AND THEY'RE HAVING SOME SERIOUS FLOODING DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW. THAT THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THE COMING FISCAL YEAR THAT I'M SURE THEY'RE YOU KNOW. OH, MY GOSH. RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY WAS READY FOR THAT, SO ANYWAY, THAT'S THAT'S ALL I HAVE COMMISSIONERS. IF YOU GUYS HAVE SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO DISCUSS CERTAINLY ALL EARS. AND AS HE OBVIOUSLY, THAT'S SO. AND I JUST WANNA LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT I JUST WAS BARELY WORKING ON THIS PART OF IT. UH, THIS MORNING FROM LAST NIGHT. UH AND I KINDA ST A LITTLE BIT LATE.

YES. WORKING. ON THE BUS. THAT WE GAVE YOU. UH, THING. THAT I DID. NOT PUT ON HERE. WASS.

JUST THE ADJUSTMENT, TOO. THE BECAUSE THEY JUST BARELY WENT. TO THE DISTRICT. JUDGES TO GET THEIR SALARIES AND THAT THERE ARE 2% SO THE CHANGES THAT AERYN THERE ARE THAT 2% THING.

ALSO, WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING SOME CHANGES BECAUSE JUDGE JUST ONE TO ADD A LINE ITEM FOR A MEDICAL DIRECTOR. A CZ WELL AS HAVING TO INCREASE THE DONATION LINE ITEM BECAUSE YOU GUYS JUST

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APPROVED UH, THIS MORNING FOR THE MEALS ON WHEELS. UH WE'RE GONNA HAVE ADDITIONAL EXPENSES IN THE ELECTIONS OFFICE. WE SPOKE ABOUT IT AND ALL OF THAT'S COMING OUT OF SURPLUS BY THE WAYS. YES NOT STAY LIKE IT IS. NO NO SO THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE. I THINK THAT IS IT. SO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? JUST GIVE ME A CALL. GET BARBARA CALL JUDGE A CALL.

COMMISSIONERS. ANYTHING TO ADD. CONTINUE WORK ON BARBARA LOOKS LIKE SHE HASN'T SAY. THIS IS I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT THIS IS THE DRAFT BUDGET. I HAD A QUESTION EARLIER BY COMMISSIONER TERRIO AND THE ONLY THING THAT WE BUDGET IN THE MUSEUM IS BELIEVED DOING BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORK OUTSIDE. WE DID REACH OUT TO CITY OF LOCKHART AND PAM SAYS THAT THE COUNTY MUSEUM. IS LISTED AS THE COUNTY BUILDING, BUT THEY THEY'VE GOT IT LISTED UNDER THEIR CITY COUNCIL, SO WE'RE STILL DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THAT INFORMATION. I WOULD THINK THAT THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE COLLECTING FEES ON THAT BECAUSE IT'S LISTED UNDER THEIR BUILDING WAS ALSO BUT WE LISTED UNDER BUILDING MAINTENANCE ON LEE. TEO, JUST $500 AT IT, SO WE DON'T DO WHAT A MAINTENANCE OUT THERE BUT ONLY IF THEY NEED SOME.

ASSISTANCE OUT THERE AND, UM, THE REASON I HAD ASKED SOME QUESTIONS EARLIER ON SOME OF OUR BUILDINGS IS BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE DO SO A LITTLE BIT OF MAINTENANCE, AND WE JUST NEEDED A COUPLE $1000 EARLIER JUST TO TRUE UP 100,000 THAT WE NEEDED. AND SO WE WERE CANED IN HAND WITH DANNY AND IN CARD IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR THE BIDS AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES OUT. THIS IS A DRAFT BUDGET AND WE DO WORK CONSTANTLY WITH JUDGE HAYDEN'S AND AS IT IS A TREMENDOUS JOB. WE WORK WITH ALL THE, ALL THE DIFFERENT ELECTED OFFICIALS, DEPARTMENT HEADS AND THEIR VERY KIND AND WORKING WITH THIS WILL BUG HIM CONSTANTLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE. IT'S WORKING DOCUMENT FROM HERE UNTIL THE FOLLOWING YEARS. YOU SEE THE BUDGET OF IMMENSE THOSE TAKE PLACE CONSTANTLY. IT'S NOT A PERFECT DOCUMENT. SO BEAR WITH US IF WE CONTINUOUS, WE HAVE COMMENTS ARE CORRECTIONS. BOMBINGS WE ASK ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS DEPARTMENT HAS TO PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR, UM THE BUDGET IS OUT THERE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE REACH OUT, TIO. MISS AS ING AND JUDGE HAYDEN AND OUR DEPARTMENT AND WE'LL WORK WITH YOU. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS PRELIMINARY BUDGET POSTED ON 30. AND IT IS OUT THERE.

WE'LL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. BELIEVE ME ONCE IT'S POSTED, JANE, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW AS WELL AS WE DO THAT WE'LL WE'LL GET THOSE QUESTIONS. AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ONES THEY'RE GONNA BE. YES, THIS WILL NOT OBVIOUSLY RIGHT THERE. THEY'RE GOING TO GO STRAIGHT, TEO SALARIES THAT ARE POSTED AND. AND THOSE ARE USUALLY THE FIRST THINGS I DID AND LOOK AT THE ELECTED OFFICIALS. THOSE HAVE BEEN POSTED. GONE. ADVERTISE ACCORDINGLY. AND I BELIEVE THOSE WERE THE ONES THAT HAVE. BEEN SPOKEN ABOUT AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS MEANS I WILL TELL YOU THAT SO I LOWERED MINE BACK TO STEP. RAISE THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS GETTING. IT MIGHT BE HARD AND AWKWARD TO GO THE OTHER DIRECTION THIS POINT SINCE IT'S ALREADY BEEN POSTED ON I'M NOT EVEN SURE THAT. THAT THERE WOULD BE TIME TO DO IT BEFORE THE NEXT BUDGET. SO. BUT I DID. I DID LOWER MINE DOWN TO THE SAME STEP RAISES THE OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS. UM IF IT SHOULD COME UP MAKES HERE I WILL. I'LL JUST GO ON RECORD SAYING I'LL HAPPILY ACCEPT IT. THAT RAISED TWO THINGS. THE SHERIFF LIKE MOST COUNTIES, I WRESTLED WITH THIS MIGHTILY. MAN. IT'S THE END OF THE DAY. I JUST FELT LIKE SINCE WE WERE SCROUNGING FOR MONEY. SINCE WE'RE SCROUNGING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE OTHER EMPLOYEES EVEN A VERY MODEST, MODEST RAISE. SINCE WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTY WHO ARE CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED, AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY HOPE OF RAYS, THEY JUST LIKE A JOB. I MADE THAT

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DECISION BASED ON ALL THOSE THINGS. BELIEVE ME, IT WAS. YOU KNOW, I'M I'M LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. LIKE I WORK HARD. I FEEL LIKE I WOULD HAVE BURNED THAT PAYCHECK. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A PAYCHECK. I JUST LOOK AROUND ME AND I SEE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF 14. THAT CONCERNS ME AND SO.

GIVEN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW. I JUST IN MY HEART, YOU KNOW, I GOTTA LIVE WITH THE GUY THAT I SAY. FOR MORE. IN MAY. AND I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION FOR MY OWN CONSCIENCE. A JUDGE, AND ON THAT NOTE COMMISSIONERS. IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR PACKET, IT DOES HAVE THE OLD SALARY ON THERE, SO WE'LL BE GETTING ADJUSTED. I UNDERSTAND THAT JUDGE RESPECT THAT DECISION, NOT BUT I AM. I DO THINK IT'S A PRUDENT FISCAL STRATEGY. WORK TOWARDS GETTING. AND NOTHING NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU OR HOW HARD YOU WORK THAT WE KNOW. WE KNOW HOW HARD YOU DO. A. PRUDENT FISCAL STRATEGY TO TRY TO GET THE JUDGE'S SALARY. ON ON A LEVEL. THAT IT DESERVES, AND ON A LEVEL THAT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ATTRACT GOOD CANDIDATES. THAT CAN'T AFFORD TO THROW THEIR LIVELIHOOD AWAY FOR FOUR YEARS, YOU KNOW, AND HAVE TO DEVOTE. 110% OF THEIR TIME. TO THIS JOB. NO WAY NEED TO. ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE SUM. TYPE OF PERSON WHO HAS THE SKILLS TO DO THE COUNTY JUDGE JOB. I REALISED WAY CAN'T. PROBABLY DO WHAT WE HAD ORIGINALLY PROPOSED BECAUSE OF BUDGET CONSTRAINTS AND BECAUSE OF THE OVERALL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO. LOOK AT SOME TYPE OF STEP.

THAT'S. THAT'S KIND OF SEPARATE FROM THE FROM THE OTHER STEP INCREASES THAT WE'RE DOING IF THE REST OF THE COMMISSION WOULD CONSIDER THAT YOU KNOW THAT? MAYBE LOOKS AT IT AND BRING IT UP. WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE WITHIN THREE YEARS OR SOMETHING. ON THOSE LINES. I DON'T KNOW. IT'S JUST MY DOGS. WE CAN LOOK AT IT. I COULD. YOU CAN PREPARE A STEP RIGHT THERE THAT LOOKS LIKE THAT. AND I HAVE TO EVEN CHECK TO SEE YOU KNOW HOW LONG WE WOULD HAVE TO GET A NEW SET OF SALARIES POSTED BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE CLOSED. BEEN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME FOR US TO GET THE BUDGET FINALIZED, SO WE'LL WORK ON THAT. GO FROM THERE. IF THE COMMISSIONERS ARE OKAY. YOU KNOW? I REALLY I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. AND I THINK THAT NEXT YEAR I WILL BE PREPARED. TO JUST TAKE IT. THIS IS JUST THIS HAS BEEN A DEVASTATING HERE. IN SO MANY WAYS FINANCIALLY FOR THE COUNT. AND I HAVE TO GO IN AND TRY TO TRY TO CARVE OUT BUT AMOUNTED TO ABOUT 6 $700,000 OUT OF YOUR BUDGET. BECAUSE OF SOME LAWS THAT WERE PASSED. IT'S TOUGH ENOUGH AND THEN POWERED COVERT. ON TOP OF THAT. I JUST I FEEL.

FORTUNATE THAT MY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ALIVE IN ALL LIFE SUPPORT, BUT IT IS ALIVE. IN MY RANCH IS DOING OK, THANKS TO MY WIFE, SO. WE'RE FORT WHERE THEY WERE THE LUCKY ONES. AND YOU KNOW WHEN YOU. WELL SAY FOR OUR EMPLOYEES WHEN YOU WORK IN THE COUNTY MIGHT NOT MAKE IT HIGH.

THE SALARY IS MANY OF YOUR CAMP COUNTERPARTS. YOU ALSO HAVE SOME SECURITY AND KNOWING THAT THAT PANDEMIC COMES ALONG. GET TO KEEP YOUR JOB. HAVEN'T BEEN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR MY WHOLE LIFE THAT IS NOT GUARANTEED PRIVATE SECTOR IN FACT. YOU KNOW, HE WORKED FOR A SPOT OF COMPANY HERE. JOB COULD BE IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW YOUR HAIR STARTS TURNING GREY WILL FIRE YOU FOR DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT SO.

THERE IS SECURITY MORE CONFIRMED THE COUNTY. THERE'S LONGEVITY, PAY AND WORKING FOR THE COUNTY. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT I THINK I'M GRATEFUL FOR. IN MY POSITION AND THAT WE I SAID, I'LL BE GRATEFUL FOR. YOU KNOW, JUST SAY GRACE OVER THE THINGS THAT

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I HAVE TO SAY A PRAYER FOR HELP GET THE THINGS THAT I WANT. REALITY. I'M I'M WILLING TO LIVE WITH THAT SALARY AND. THIS YEAR AND THEN NEXT YEAR. LOOK IT JUST BRINGING IT UP AND I WON'T BE SO RESISTANT MAKES HERE ABOUT THAT. AND THAT'LL PAVE THE WAY FOR ANYBODY TO SUCCEED ME IN THIS TERROR. BE IN THE NEXT ELECTION OR ELECTION AFTER THAT. WHO KNOWS? BUT. COMMISSIONER STEREOS RIDE. NO. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU RUN FOR THIS JOB, AND YOU TAKE THIS JOB YOU THINK YOU KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. IN JUDGE SOBBING TOLD ME 100 TIMES IN HIS OFFICE. HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT I DID. AND I THANK BIG WHINER. AND HE WASN'T LYING. AND I KNOW THAT NOW. IN THAT HE WAS HE WAS BEING TRUTHFUL IS HE COULD BE AND. ABOUT THAT. AND SO WHOEVER, WHOEVER TAKES MY PLACE ONE OF THESE DAYS, I DO WANT THAT SALARY IN PLACE FOR THEM.

BECAUSE THEY'RE GONNA EARN EVERY PENNY. SO I'M NOT TRYING TO JUST. KEEP IT DOWN, BUT I JUST THINK THIS YEAR IS THE RIGHT THING. AND I THINK LAST YEAR I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO ASK FOR IT. SO NEXT YEAR, I'LL HAVE THE EXPERIENCE. OH, PLEASE. BEING A MORE STABLE ENVIRONMENT, SO. WHAT ELSE? NAZI RAVINE, THAT ACTUALLY MAY THEY WOULD WANT ANY PART OF IT, BUT IT'S A GOOD JOB. IT'S A REWARDING AND I HOPE THAT WHOEVER TAKES MY PLACE. ONE OF THESE DAYS IS NOBODY IS GOING TO COME INTO THIS JOB WITH EVERY SKILL SET. TAKES YOU. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF IS THE SECOND MAN THAT HAS COME WITH EXPERIENCE. YOU CAN LAND ARREST. GOOD. TO DRAW IN THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE ON HIS COMMISSIONER, TERRIO SAID. UH.

YOUNG, YOUR OWN BUSINESS IS GONNA TAKE A GIGANTIC HIT, IF NOT GO AWAY. SO YOU'RE PRETTY MUCH SWAPPING ONE LIVELY HIT FOR ANOTHER, WITH ONLY A FOUR YEAR GUARANTEED, SO THAT'S QUITE A SACRIFICE. THAT PEOPLE MAKE WHEN THEY RUN FOR OFFICES. THAT NATURE, I THINK, YOU KNOW.

AND AS YOU GO UP THE LADDER, WHICH I HAVE ZERO DESIRE TO BE. YOU GET STATE REPRESENTATIVE ON ANA PERRY GETS EVEN IT GETS TO BE THE MORE OF A SACRIFICE SO. AND THEN YOU KNOW THOSE PUBLIC SERVANTS AT THAT LEVEL OR A LIGHTNING ROD FOR CRITICISM DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY DIDN'T GET CRITICIZE. I'M GUILTY OF CRITICIZING. SO IT'S YOU KNOW, WE ALL LEARN IT. WE ALL EARN EVERY PENNY OF IT. EVERY EMPLOYEE IN THIS COUNTY EARNS THEIR PAYCHECK. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE BEFORE I LEAVE OFFICE THAT IT THAT IT DOES LINE. I'VE BEEN LEVEL THAT PERSON THAT COMES IN THAT ROLE'S GETTING PAID. WHAT THERE. SCALE SAID, WELL, THE MAN OPEN MARKET.

BLACKLEY WITH COMMISSIONER MATERIAL ABOUT MAYBE MAKING A DIFFERENT STEP PROGRAM FOR THAT POSITION. ABOUT THAT LAST YEAR'S ROOM. I DO IN YOUR OFFICE. THE END NORTH, ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WORK INVOLVED. ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS. SO. I THINK THAT NEEDS TO BE. WE'LL PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER AND BRING IT BACK NEXT MONTH. I AGREE WITH MISSIONARY OF SALMON, BUT I ALSO HAVE FULL RESPECT FOR YOUR DECISION. APPRECIATE IT. I'LL PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST ASK FOR THE COURT'S LEEWAY TO DECLINE IT IF I'M NOT FEELING GOOD ABOUT IT.

I WILL PUT IT TOGETHER. YOU KNOW, I JUST I JUST STRUGGLE WITH THIS YEAR. I JUST I HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS OF MY OWN THERE. DON'T BE A HELL OF A TIME. OKAY? ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY WITH THAT I WOULD LOOK FOR A MOTION TO ADJOURN. WE HAVE EMOTIONS. DO YOU HAVE A SECOND? SECOND.

YOU KNOW, EMOTIONAL SECOND FAVOR S

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