The Blanco County Commissioners Court met in a Special Meeting of the Court on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The Special Meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. Attending the Special Meeting were all four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie.
The Special Meeting began at 9:00 a.m. with the reading of the minutes from the Regular Meeting of August 13, 2013 by Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman. There were no questions pertaining to these minutes and Blanco County Commissioner James Sultemeier gave a motion to accept them as read. Commissioner Paul Granberg seconded the motion, and the minutes were approved.
Blanco County Judge Guthrie reminded the Court they had accepted the resignation of Dale Sultemeier as County Surveyor during the last meeting. Judge Guthrie asked the Court to consider the approval of Amil Baker as County Surveyor to fill the unexpired term vacated by Dale Sultemeier.
According to Judge Guthrie, “Amil Baker is a licensed surveyor and has run for this position a number of years ago.” Judge Guthrie asked Baker if he were interested in serving as surveyor and Baker answered, “Yes I am, and I have been licensed since 1964.” Judge Guthrie addressed the Court again, saying, “It is my recommendation that we accept Amil Baker as County Surveyor.” A motion for acceptance was made by Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg and seconded by Commissioner Chris Liesmann; the motion carried.
Judge Guthrie said that he and Baker would follow up on pertinent details. Baker thanked him, and promised, “I will support and help the Court and will provide good representation from the Court to the citizens of Blanco County.”
Blanco County Judge Guthrie also asked the Commissioners Court to consider acceptance of the resignation of Gene Yentzen from the North Blanco County Emergency Services District Board. Judge Guthrie told the Commissioners that Yentzen has resigned because he is moving from Blanco County.
A brief discussion followed between North Blanco County Emergency Services District Board member Ed Hullum and the Commissioners Court. Judge Guthrie asked Hullum when the resignation of Yentzen would be effective and Hullum answered that there are several board meetings scheduled for September. Judge Guthrie suggested that the date for Yentzen’s resignation be effective on October 1st, 2013. Blanco County Commissioner Liesmann provided a motion for acceptance of the resignation effective October 1, and this motion was seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier and approved by the Court.
In other business Judge Guthrie asked the Commissioners to consider resolution of votes to elect Janice Fox to fill the unexpired term vacated by Will Marasek on the Blanco County Appraisal District Board pursuant to Senate Bill 469, Sec. 6.03(g). Judge Guthrie told the Commissioners, “We have a ballot before us and there are 1,164 votes that may be cast. My recommendation is for Jamie Fox, and that the votes are cast accordingly.”
Judge Guthrie asked if there were arguments or questions, and there were none. Blanco County Commissioner Granberg made a motion to consider resolution of votes to elect Janice Fox to fill the unexpired term vacated by Will Marasek on the Blanco County Appraisal District Board. Commissioner Granberg’s motion was seconded by Blanco County Commissioner John Wood and the motion carried. Kathy Strickland, Secretary to Blanco County Judge Guthrie instructed the Court that the paperwork must be signed by all members of the Commissioners Court.
The Commissioners Court went on to approve the outstanding bills in the amount of $65,980.97. Judge Guthrie informed the Commissioners that an additional bill for repairs to the hot water and plumbing systems at the County Jail in the amount of $4968 must also be considered for approval. Commissioner Sultemeier made a motion for approval of these bills and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Liesmann. The motion carried, and the business of the Special Meeting was concluded.