Blanco County Commissioners met during a Special meeting of the Commissioners Court on September 24, 2013. All four County Commissioners and Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie were present and met in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse, Johnson City, Texas.
The Special meeting opened with a short presentation to the Commissioners Court by Vic Uballe. Uballe announced that a Risk Management Symposium would be held in San Marcos. Uballe told the Commissioners, “This is the first time for the symposium and we believe it will be nice. I have a flier for you to review. The two day program will cover topics including affordable health care, property, and liability insurance. We will reimburse the County for the expenses of two people to attend the meeting, and we would like to have a County Commissioner attend.”
The Special meeting continued with the reading of the minutes from the three previous meetings of the Court. Those minutes were read by Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman. County Commissioner John Wood gave a motion to accept the minutes of the Regular meeting of September 10, 2013 with County Commissioner James Sultemeier seconding. The minutes of the Special meetings at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on September 10 were also approved by the Court with County Commissioner Chris Liesmann giving a motion for approval and County Commissioner Paul Granberg seconding.
The County Commissioners were asked to consider a resolution appointing Robert (Bob) Mauck to the Capital Area Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors for a four (4) year term to expire on October 21, 2017. Judge Guthrie told the Court, “He has served for a number of years and would like to continue. Will the Court approve the resolution?” Commissioner Sultemeier made a motion for approval and Commissioner Granberg seconded. Judge Guthrie asked for discussion, and there was none. The motion carried.
According to Judge Guthrie, “The appointment of Patricia Althaus as the Records Manager for Blanco County was made many years ago by the Blanco County Commissioners Court. However, things have changed since that time and the officials are now their own managers. Therefore there is no need for this position, and she has asked us to accept her resignation.” Commissioner Liesmann presented a motion for acceptance of the resignation and Commissioner Wood seconded. There was no discussion and the action passed.
The County Commissioners were asked to consider a resolution authorizing a County grant of $3,000 to Combined Community Action Inc. for the meals-on-wheels program. Judge Guthrie told the Commissioners that this is a budgetary item and, “The Texas Department of Agriculture requires a resolution from us for the authorization of funds. This [grant] will qualify them for other grants as well…do we give authority to grant $3,000 for this program?” A motion to authorize the $3,000 grant to Combined Community Action Inc. for the meals-on-wheels program was given by Commissioner Granberg and seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier. Commissioner Sultemeier asked if this motion gave authorization for Judge Guthrie to sign and he was told yes. There was no further discussion and the motion carried.
The Blanco County Commissioners Court also considered acknowledgement of administrative orders from the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts for the following items: reappointment of Cindy J. Lent as County Auditor of Blanco County and to set the compensation and expenses of Auditor and assistants of Blanco County pursuant to Local Government Code sections 84.002-84.004.
Judge Guthrie said the acknowledgement was from the District Judge and that the Commissioners Court and Cindy Lent would answer any questions. There were no questions or discussion following the motion made by Commissioner Liesmann to acknowledge the administrative orders from the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts regarding the reappointment of Cindy J. Lent as Blanco County Auditor and setting the compensation and expenses of Auditor and assistants of Blanco County pursuant to Local Government Code sections 84.002-84.004. The motion made by Commissioner Liesmann was seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier.
Commissioner Wood asked that the Commissioners Court consider the replat of Lots 130 and 131 in the Cielo Springs Subdivision Section 4. Commissioner Wood told the Court, “We have a buyer for these lots, and we want to combine them into one lot of 4.98 acres. The Tract will be known as 130A, and this is a correction.” Commissioner Wood asked if all fees had been paid and was told by Kathy Strickland, Secretary to Blanco County Judge that all fees had been paid. Commissioner Wood went on to present a motion to approve the replat of Lots 130 and 131, Cielo Springs Subdivision Section 4, with all fees paid and paperwork done. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sultemeier.
A motion to approve the outstanding bills in the amount of $514,097.16 was made by Commissioner Sultemeier and seconded by Commissioner Granberg. There was no discussion, and this action passed. At this time the business of the Special meeting was concluded and the meeting adjourned.