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Agendas and Minutes

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 
REGULAR COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
JIM HOGG CO. COURTHOUSE, 102 E. TILLEY
JUNE 27, 2016 
9:30 A.M. 
 
CALL TO ORDER BY THE HONORABLE HUMBERTO GONZALEZ COUNTY JUDGE 
 
16-06-021 ROLL CALL BY THE HONORABLE ZONIA G. MORALES, JIM HOGG COUNTY CLERK 
16-06-022 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
16-06-023 PRAYER
16-06-024 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.
16-06-025 APPROVE BILLS | A-1
16-06-026 APPROVE PAYROLL FOR JUNE 17, 2016. | A-2
16-06-027 COMMUNICATIONS | A-3
16-06-028 DISPENSE WITH ORDER OF BUSINESS
16-06-029 REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. PRESENTATION BY ERNEST HANER JR. ON USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAMS. | A-4
16-05-030 DELIBERATE AND CONSIDER ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
A. APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND/OR BUDGET LINE ITEM TRANSFERS.
1) TRANSFER $1,386.42 TO SHERIFF’S DEPT. PARTS AND REPAIRS LINE ITEM 10-540-330 FROM “REFUND-AS PER COUNTY AUDITOR” LINE ITEM 10-300-331 ON ACCIDENT CLAIM #APD20160809-1, CHECK # 20498 (TAC ISSUED CHECK TO JIM HOGG COUNTY AND NOT TO T & R SALES AND REPAIRS. [REQUESTED BY SHERIFF ALARCON] |  A-5
2) TRANSFER $638.20 SHERIFF’S DEPT. PARTS AND REPAIRS LINE ITEM 10-540-330 FROM “REFUND- AS PER COUNTY AUDITOR” LINE ITEM 10-300-331 ON ACCIDENT CLAIM #APD20160797-1 CHECK #20497 (TAC ISSUED CHECK TO JIM HOGG COUNTY AND NOT TO T & R SALES AND REPAIRS. [REQUESTED BY SHERIFF ALARCON] | A-6
B. DISCUSS HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL. [REQUESTED BY ERNEST MARTINEZ, TAC] | A-7
C. DISCUSS AND ACT ON A RECOMMENDATION TO THE COURT FOR A CANDIDATE TO FILL THE COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT-AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES POSITION SERVING JIM HOGG CO. EFFECTIVE 08/15/16. [REQUESTED BY RUBEN SALDANA, DIST. EXT. ADMINISTATOR] | A-8
D. APPROVE PROPOSAL FROM JOSE RAMIREZ JR. FOR MOTORPOOL BUILDING REPAIRS. [REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER ABELARDO ALANIZ] | A-9
E. ADOPT AN ORDER REQUESTING THE TEXAS PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH ACCESS LINE RATES FOR THE COUNTY OF JIM HOGG BASED ON CHAPTER 283 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITH SAID ORDER APPROVING THE LINE COUNTS PROVIDED BY AT&T TEXAS AND ALSO REQUESTING THE TEXAS PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION TO ALLOCATE THE BASE AMOUNT USING THE TEXAS PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION’S DEFAULT ALLOCATION AS SET OUT UNDER 16 TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, SECTION 26.467(E) AND ANY OTHER MATTERS INCIDENT THERETO. | A-10
F. ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE AGREEMENT WHEREIN REAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS WILL RESCIND THE CONTRACT EXECUTED BY THE JIM HOGG COUNTY JUDGE IN EXCHANGE FOR ALLOWING REAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS CLIENT ENTRUST ENERGY, INC. TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE TWELVE METERED ACCOUNTS THAT WERE UNDER AMERICAN ELECTRICAL POWER (AEP) AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AT ITS OCTOBER 26, 2015 MEETING. | A-11
G. APPROVE TCDRS 2017 PLAN ASSESSMENT. [REQUESTED BY GLORIA BENAVIDES COUNTY TREASURER] |  A-12
H. APPROVE POLICY ON AFFORABLE CARE ACT MEASUREMENT PERIODS EFFECTIVE 01/01/2015. [REQUESTED BY GLORIA BENAVIDES COUNTY TREASURER] | A-13
I. ACCEPT LETTER OF RESIGNATION AND REMOVE FROM COUNY PAYROLL VELMA MENDEZ EFFECTIVE 06/10/16. ALSO, PAY ANY MONIES OWED. [REQUESTED BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE] | A-14
J. HIRE MONICA CARRERA AS PART TIME CLERK AT THE RATE OF $8.75 FOR 4 HRS. A DAY EFFECTIVE 06/27/16. [REQUESTED BY ZONIA MORALES, COUNTY CLERK] | A-15
K. HIRE _____________________ AS DISPATCHER AT THE SHERIFF’S DEPT. EFFECTIVE 06/27/16. [REQUESTED BY SHERIFF ALARCON] | A-16
L. APPROVE ACCEPTANCE AWARD AND GRANT BUDGET FOR STONEGARDEN FY 2015. USE SAME FUND #124. [REQUESTED BY SHERIFF ALARCON] | A-17
M. REQUESTING THE USE OF THE JUVENILE PROBATION DEPT. OFFICE IN THE COUNTY ANNEX BLDG. FOR THE CRIME VICTIMS COORDINATOR’S OFFICE. THEY WILL BE ASSISTING JIM HOGG CO. IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO CRIME VICTIMS AND WILL BE PROVIDING THEIR OWN SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT. [REQUESTED BY RUDY GUTIERREZ, CO. ATTORNEY] | A-18
N. TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR TO APPROACH COURT IN REGARDS TO EXEMPTIONS THE COURT MAY ADOPT: 
1) 10% EXEMPTION PROVIDED BY SECTION 11.13 OF THE PROPERTY CODE.
2) $3000 DISABLED EXEMPTION ON COUNTY SPECIAL ROADS AND FM & FC.
3) $10,000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR PERSONS OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE.
4) $3000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ON FARM TO MARKET FUND FOR THOSE UNDER 65 YEARS OF AGE (MANDATORY)
5) SECTION 31.05 DISCOUNTS FOR THE 2016 TAX YEAR AS PER 3% FOR OCT., 2% FOR NOV. AND 1% FOR DEC. 2016.
6) SECTION 31.01 SPLIT PAYMENTS FIRST HALF BEFORE DEC. 1, 2016 AND SECOND HALF BEFORE 07/01/17. [REQUESTED BY NORMA HINOJSA, TAX ASSESOR/COLLECTOR] | A-19
O. APPROVE MONTHLY TAX COLLECTION AND ADJUSTMENT REPORT FOR MAY 2016. [REQUESTED BY NORMA HINOJOSA, TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR] | A-20 
P. PAYMENT TO TOM OAKS CONSTRUCTION FOR DRAW #4. THESE ARE FUNDS COMMISSIONERS COURT AGREED TO PAY CONTRACTOR WHEN INITIAL CONSTRUCTION BID WAS NEGOTIATED AND BID WAS LOWERED. THE AMOUNT OF THE DRAW THE COUNTY IS OBLIGATED TO PAY AT THIS TIME IS $23,433.80. (ITEM TABLED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING) [REQUESTED BY JAVIER ZAMBRANO] | A-21
16-05-031 RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS
16-05-032 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. 
 
16-04-033 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 24 DAY OF JUNE, 2016.
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 24TH DAY OF JUNE, 2016 AT 9:20AM AND SAID NOTICE REMAINED SO POSTED CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRECEDING THE SCHEDULE TIME OF SAID MEETING.
 
DATED THIS 24 DAY OF JUNE, 2016.
BY ZONIA G. MORALES, COUNTY CLERK
By KATY MORALES, DEPUTY CLERK