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Regular Commissioners Court Meeting  
Monday, May 22, 2017, 09:30am
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PUBLIC NOTICE 
REGULAR COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
JIM HOGG CO. COURTHOUSE, 102 E. TILLEY
MAY 22, 2017 
9:30 A.M. 
 
CALL TO ORDER BY THE HONORABLE HUMBERTO GONZALEZ COUNTY JUDGE 
 
17-05-017 ROLL CALL BY THE HONORABLE ZONIA G. MORALES, JIM HOGG COUNTY CLERK 
17-05-018 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
17-05-019 PRAYER
17-05-020 PUBLIC COMMENTS - THIS SECTION PROVIDES THE PUBLIC THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSIONERS COURT ON ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO PARTICIPATE MUST REGISTER ON THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION LIST SPECIFYING WHICH AGENDA ITEM THEY WISH TO COMMENT ON.
17-05-021 APPROVE BILLS | A-1
17-05-022 APPROVE PAYROLL FOR MAY 19, 2017. | A-2
17-05-023 COMMUNICATIONS
A. COMMISSIONERS COURT ON JUNE 12, 2017 WILL BE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE SOUTH TEXAS COUNTY JUDGES & COMMISSIONERS CONFERENCE, JUNE 12-15, 2017. A SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2017. | A-3
B. BUDGET AND TAX RATE PLANNING CALENDAR FOR FY 2017-2018. (FOR INFORMATION ONLY) [REQUESTED BY NORMA HINOJOSA, TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR] | A-4
17-05-024 DISPENSE WITH ORDER OF BUSINESS
17-05-025 REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS | A-5
17-05-026 DELIBERATE AND CONSIDER ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
A. APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND/OR BUDGET LINE ITEM TRANSFERS.
1. TRANSFER $5,000.00 FROM 10-430-409 LEGAL FEES TO 10-430-488 COURT APPOINTED ATTY-INDIGENT DEF. IN ORDER TO PAY INVOICES FOR THE REMAINING BUDGET YEAR.
2. TRANSFER $250.00 FROM 010-400-325 SECRETARY TRAVEL TO 010-400-315 COMPUTER LEASE TO PAY INVOICES FOR THE REMAINIING BUDGET YEAR.
3. TRANSFER $180.00 FROM 010-490-440 COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TO 010-490-445 COMPUTER LEASE TO PAY INVOICES FOR THE REMAINING BUDGET YEAR.
4. TRANSFER $538.00 FROM 010-500-325 CONFERENCE EXPENSE TO 010-500-312 COMPUTER LEASE TO PAY INVOICES FOR THE REMAINING BUDGET YEAR.
5. TRANSFER $2,000.00 FROM 011-440-330 REPAIRS/EQUIPMENT TO 011-440-310 SUPPLIES TO PAY FOR SUPPLIES FOR PUBLIC POOL. [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-6
B. REMOVE JASON LOPEZ FROM COUNTY PAYROLL EFFECTIVE 04/25/17. [REQUESTED BY COUNTY JUDGE HUMBERTO GONZALEZ] | A-7
C. AUTHORIZE COUNTY CLERK TO ADVERTISE FOR PART TIME JANITOR. | A-8 
D. PAY GABRIEL ARREDONDO AS PART-TIME JANITOR FROM J. LOPEZ LINE ITEM FOR 1 ½ HRS. PER DAY EFFECTIVE 05/15/17 UNTIL APPLICANT IS EMPLOYED. | A-9
E. AUTHORIZE SHERIFF ERASMO ALARCON JR. AS THE DESIGNATED PERSON TO APPLY FOR REGULAR LICENSE PLATES FOR THE USE OF EXEMPT VEHICLES OPERATED BY THE JIM HOGG CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. FOR OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSE. [REQUESTED BY RUDY GUTIERREZ, COUNTY ATTY] | A-10
F. APPROVE ORDER PROHIBITING OR RESTRICTING CERTAIN FIREWORKS IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF JIM HOGG COUNTY, TEXAS. | A-11
G. APPROVE THE TCDRS RETIREMENT PLAN ASSESSMENT FOR 2018. [REQUESTED BY GLORIA “GIGI” BENAVIDES, COUNTY TREASURER] | A-12
H. APPROVE RENEWAL OF THE 2017 ACA REPORTING AND TRACKING SERVICE (ARTS) AGREEMENT. [REQUESTED BY GLORIA “GIGI” BENAVIDES, COUNTY TREASURER] | A-13
I. HIRE THE FOLLOWING AS LIFEGUARDS AT THE SWIMMING POOL AND SET HOURLY RATE, AVG. 29-32 HRS. A WEEK: ALEJANDRA SALINAS, KAYLA SALINAS, SANDRA LAWCOCK, TAYLOR GONZALEZ, RAUL PUIG, DANIEL GUERRA [REQUESTED BY JOHN TREVINO, PARKS & REC. SUPERVISOR] | A-14
J. APPROVE PAYMENT TO LCC FOR LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1500.00 FROM CHILD SAFETY FUND LINE ITEM 76-400-407. [REQUESTED BY JOHN TREVINO, PARKS & REC. SUPERVISOR] | A-15
K. DISCUSS AND APPROVE TO BEGIN POOL OPERATIONS AND ACCOMODATING ANYONE WANTING POOL PARTIES (PENDING LIFEGUARDS CERTIFICATION). TENTATIVELY JUNE 5, 2017 WOULD BE THE FIRST DAY AND WOULD GO THRU JULY 28, 2017, MONDAY – FRIDAY FOR PUBLIC POOL SESSIONS/PARTIES. RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND POOL PARTIES. [REQUESTED BY JOHN TREVINO, PARKS & REC. SUPERVISOR] | A-16
L. DISCUSS AND APPROVE ENGINEERING PLANS FOR SPECS FOR TDA STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT #721639. [REQUESTED BY JAVIER ZAMBRANO, SO. TEXAS CONSULTING SERVICES] | A-17
M. APPROVE TO PAY $1,310.00 FROM THE EMERGENCY USE 011-420-407, TO END OUR PAYMENTS TO PRAXAIR. [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-18
N. APPROVE FOR THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO PAY THE AMBULANCE SERVICE FROM ANY FUND AS NEEDED. [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-19
O. APPROVE TO PAY $5000.00 FROM 010-565-422 FOOD ASSISTANCE GRANT TO THE HEBBRONVILLE FOOD PANTRY AS REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDENT MARIA EUGENIA PEREZ. [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-20
P. DISCUSS THE UPCOMING CONTRACT RENEWAL’S; AMBULANCE, IT (OGAN NETWORKING), SOUTHERN SANITATION AND SOUTH TEXAS CONSULTING (ZAMBRANO). [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-21
Q. DISCUSS AND APPROVE BUDGET FOR THE TCEQ LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE GRANT AND TO AUTHORIZE COUNTY TREASURER TO OPEN BANK ACCOUNT AT FNB. [REQUESTED BY COUNTY TREASURER AND COUNTY AUDITOR] | A-22
R. APPROVE MONTHLY TAX COLLECTION AND ADJUSTMENT REPORT FOR APRIL 2017. [REQUESTED BY NORMA HINOJOSA, TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR] | A-23
S. APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN JIM HOGG COUNTY AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF SO. TEXAS. | A-24
 
16-05-027 RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS
A. ADOPT THE 2017 EMS WEEK (MAY 21-27) PROCLAMATION. PRESENTED BY FLORINDA DE LEON. | A-25
 
17-05-028 EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. PERSONNEL MATTERS – VETERANS OFFICER | A-26
 
NOTE 1 GOV’T CODE ANN 551.071, CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY
NOTE 2 GOV’T CODE ANN 551.072, REAL PROPERTY
NOTE 3 GOV’T CODE ANN 551.074, PERSONNEL MATTERS
NOTE 4 GOV’T CODE ANN 551.076, SECURITY
 
THE COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY ALSO CONSIDER ANY OTHER MATTER POSTED ON THE AGENDA IF THERE ARE ISSUES THAT REQUIRE CONSIDERATION IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND THE COMMISSIONERS COURT ANNOUNCES THAT THE ITEM WILL BE CONSIDERED EXECUTIVE SESSION. 
 
17-05-029 ADJOURN
 
PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY GRANTED UNDER GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 551, THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY CONVENE A CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE ABOVE AGENDA ITEMS. IMMEDIATELY BEFORE ANY CLOSED SESSION, THE SPECIFIC SECTION OR SECTIONS OF GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 551 THAT PROVIDE STATUTORY AUTHORITY WILL BE ANNOUNCED.
 
DATED THIS 18th DAY OF MAY, 2017.
BY HUMBERTO GONZALEZ, COUNTY JUDGE
 

CERTIFICATION OF NOTICE AND POSTING

I, THE UNDERSIGNED, COUNTY CLERK, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE JIM HOGG COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT, IS A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF SAID NOTICE, AND THAT I POSTED A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF SAID NOTICE ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT THE COURTHOUSE OF JIM HOGG COUNTY, TEXAS, AT A PLACE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES ON THE 18th DAY OF MAY, 2017 AT 1:00 PM AND SAID NOTICE REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULE TIME OF SAID MEETING.
 
DATED THIS 18th DAY OF MAY, 2017
BY ZONIA G. MORALES, COUNTY CLERK
BY KATY MORALES, DEPUTY CLERK