Blanco County Commissioners Court held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie were in attendance. County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes from the Regular Meeting held on June 11, 2013. Blanco County Commissioner James Sultemeier gave the motion to accept the minutes, and the motion was seconded by County Commissioner John Wood. The minutes of the Regular Meeting on June 11, 2013 were approved by the Court.
Blanco County Commissioner Chris Liesmann asked the Commissioners Court for approval of the replat of Lots 52, 53, 54, and 57B in the Pedernales Subdivision. According to Commissioner Liesmann, “The property is from the corner of Scenic Drive to Riverview Drive and runs to Oak Lane. The replat will combine four lots into one large lot. I see no issue why not to combine these four lots.” Judge Guthrie added that the new lot would be renamed Lot 54R and would make one 19.49 acre tract. The County Judge called for discussion and there was none. The Court voted to approve Commissioner’s Liesmann motion for the replat of four lots in the Pedernales Subdivision, and Commissioner Sultemeier seconded the motion.
Blanco County Judge Guthrie asked the Commissioners Court to consider a proposal for a panic system from Guardian Security Solutions. The proposed panic system would be paid for from the Courthouse Security Fund. County Judge Guthrie said, “The proposal includes the Annex, Courthouse, Probation Office, and the Justice of the Peace Office in Blanco.” Judge Guthrie told the Commissioners, “We have used this company before. They have done metal detectors and provide good service. The bid is for $20,947.00 and includes 26 panic buttons, the controllers, and all insulation. We have ample funds in the Courthouse security fund. The company says this project can be done in 30 days…I recommend it.”
Blanco County Commissioner Wood asked if the proposal would include a monthly fee and Judge Guthrie answered, “No, it would not.” Blanco County Commissioner Sultemeier asked how the signal would be transmitted. Judge Guthrie responded, “The signal will be transmitted in a way similar to what is used for the schools, and by radio to dispatchers.” There was no further discussion and County Commissioner Wood gave the motion to accept the proposal from Guardian Security Solutions. Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg seconded and the motion carried.
The Commissioners were asked to give County Judge Guthrie authorization to sign an interlocal agreement with Llano County for jail functions. Judge Guthrie told the Court, “The application is a standard one and is similar in content to the one we have with Gillespie and Lampasas Counties. Approval will authorize me to sign the agreement.” Blanco County Sheriff Morgan also gave his approval for authorization for Judge Guthrie to sign the interlocal agreement. A motion to approve was made by County Commissioner Liesmann and seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier; this action passed.
Blanco County Commissioner Wood asked the Court for authorization to advertise for paving bids for Precinct One. Judge Guthrie called for a motion, and one was given by Commissioner Wood and seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier. Authorization to advertise for paving bids in Precinct One was approved by the Court.
The last item of business for the Blanco County Commissioners Court was approval of the outstanding bills. The amount of outstanding bills totaled $95,975.94. A short discussion followed, and County Commissioner Sultemeier gave a motion to approve the outstanding bills and Commissioner Granberg seconded. The outstanding bills in the amount of $95,975.94 were approved by the Commissioners Court. There was no further business for the Regular Meeting, and a motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Liesmann and seconded by Commissioner Granberg.