The Blanco County Commissioners Court met on November 24, 2015 with all Commissioners present.
The minutes were approved with clarification that the Commissioners voted to endorse the director of the Missions Committee and did not appoint the director.
The Commissioners voted to put in place a disaster declaration in May and voted Tuesday to rescind that declaration and it was noted that this would not affect any FEMA or grant monies that might be paid to the county.
The Commissioners voted approval of a resolution for Commissioner Granberg to apply for a CAPCOG solid waste grant.
Commissioners ratified Judge Bray's approval of line item transfer request and ratified Judge Bray's signature on the 2016 Indigent Defense Grant resolution naming the Judge as the Authorized Official and the County Auditor as the Financial Officer for the grant. The Commissioners authorized the Judge to sign a 3 year lease extension with Progressive Waste Solutions for the lease of the transfer station.
Judge Bray asked the Commissioners if they would like to add a public comments forum as a regular agenda item on all future meeting agendas. Bray reminded the Commissioners that any person who spoke during public forum could not be addressed by the Commissioners because the item discussed will not be on the agenda. The Commissioners voted no to the public forum stating they preferred having constituents get on the agenda so they could discuss issues with constituents.
Judge Bray gave a report on the PSAP-911 negotiations. Bray sent the mayors of Blanco and Johnson City a letter in July asking the mayors to enter into negotiations concerning payments by the cities to County Dispatch to more equitably share the cost of the Dispatch Center. The cities currently pay $400 each per month but they are incurring a combined total of 46% of the calls received by County Dispatch and Bray asked that they pay more in line with their use because cost of the call center salaries alone is $340,000 and is a huge draw on the County budget. Blanco Mayor Peele said he will reenter negotiations in January (Blanco City Council has voted yes on the increased payment pending negotiations) and Mayor Capra has made a suggested payment that is well below the payment the County is requesting. Judge Bray asked the Commissioners for assistance and when pressed he suggested that the Commissioners might have to name another negotiator because he feels he is not able to get an agreement to fruition.
Meeting was adjourned.

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