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Regular Commissioners Court meeting  
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 09:30am
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PUBLIC NOTICE 
REGULAR COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
JIM HOGG CO. COURTHOUSE, 102 E. TILLEY
OCTOBER 18, 2017 
9:30 A.M. 
 
CALL TO ORDER BY THE HONORABLE HUMBERTO GONZALEZ COUNTY JUDGE 
 
17-10-017 ROLL CALL BY THE HONORABLE ZONIA G. MORALES, JIM HOGG COUNTY CLERK 
17-10-018 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
17-10-019 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.
17-10-020 ADOPTION OF MINUTES | A-1
17-10-021 DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS | A-2
17-10-022 FINANCIAL REPORT (CO. TREASURER/CO. AUDITOR) | A-3
17-10-023 APPROVE BILLS | A-4
17-10-024 APPROVE PAYROLLS FOR OCT. 6, 2017 & OCT. 20, 2017. | A-5
17-10-025 COMMUNICATIONS
A. TXDOT ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COUNTIES PROGRAM FOR FY 2018. | A-6
B. TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS. | A-7
17-10-026 DISPENSE WITH ORDER OF BUSINESS
17-10-027 REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. PRESENTATION OF SECO PRELIMINARY ENERGY ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATION OF JIM HOGG COUNTY FACILITIES. PRESENTED BY JAIME GOMEZ, P.E, TEESI. | A-8
17-10-028 DELIBERATE AND CONSIDER ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
A. APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND/OR BUDGET LINE ITEM TRANSFERS. | A-9
B. OPEN AND POSSIBLY ACCEPT BID FOR THE SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE. | A-10
C. APPROVE MCU GRANT # 1856512 AND BUDGET. [REQUESTED BY SHERIFF ALARCON] | A-11
D. APPROVE BUDGET FOR THE TITLE III GRANT FROM AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF SO. TEXAS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL. [REQUESTED BY PETRA GARCIA, SOCIAL SERVICES] | A-12
E. APPROVE THE UPDATED TITLE VI PLAN FOR 5310. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR 5310 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT. [REQUESTED BY PETRA GARCIA, SOCIAL SERVICES] | A-13
F. DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE APPROVAL TO HAVE THE COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE OPEN A PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION ACCOUNT, AT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HEBBRONVILLE, TO BE USED SOLELY TO ADMINISTER THE PRE-TRIAL PROGRAM. [REQUESTED BY OMAR ESCOBAR, DISTRICT ATTORNEY] | A-14
G. DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO APPROVE THE ATTACHED PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION ACCOUNT. [REQUESTED BY OMAR ESCOBAR, DISTRICT ATTORNEY] | A-15
H. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL TO HAVE THE COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE TRANSFER $500 FROM THE DA FORFEITURE ACCOUNT TO THE PRE-TRIAL DIVERSION ACCOUNT. [REQUESTED BY OMAR ESCOBAR, DISTRICT ATTORNEY] | A-16
I. DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION TO APPOINT AND APPROVE CONTRACT BETWEEN LEONEL CANTU AND THE 229TH DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR BOOKKEEPING AND REPORTING SERVICES FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING
PURSUANT TO TEXAS CODE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ART. 59 (DISCRETIONARY FUNDS). [REQUESTED BY OMAR ESCOBAR, DISTRICT ATTORNEY] | A-17
J. REMOVE MONICA CARRERA FROM COUNTY PAYROLL EFFECTIVE 09/29/17. [REQUESTED BY ZONIA MORALES, COUNTY CLERK] | A-18
K. ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF THE 229TH DISTRICT JUDGE ANA LISA GARZA EFFECTIVE 09/29/17. [REQUESTED BY MARISSA GARCIA, CO. AUDITOR] | A-19
17-10-029 RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS | A-20 
17-10-030 EXECUTIVE SESSION
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. 
 
17-10-031 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 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 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 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2017 AT 9:00 AM AND SAID NOTICE REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULE TIME OF SAID MEETING.
 
DATED THIS 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2017.
BY ZONIA G. MORALES, COUNTY CLERK