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Commissioners Authorize to Accept Bids for Land Parcel
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014

The Blanco County Commissioners conducted a Special meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City, Texas. All four County Commissioners and County Judge Bill Guthrie attended the meeting.

Blanco County Commissioner John Wood led the Court in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Blanco County Clerk Karen Newman read the minutes of the Regular meeting held on March 11, 2014. One of the Commissioners had a question about an item in the minutes, and a short discussion followed. After the discussion ended Blanco County Commissioner James Sultemeier gave a motion to accept the minutes and Commissioner Paul Granberg seconded. The motion carried.

The Commissioners were asked to consider acknowledgement of continuing education for all four of the Blanco County Commissioners as directed by provisions of Article 81.025 of the Texas Local Government Code. Judge Guthrie called for a motion, and Blanco County Commissioner Chris Liesmann made a motion to accept. Commissioner Wood seconded the motion and no discussion followed. This motion carried.

The Court also considered authorization to advertise to accept bids for a parcel of land in Blanco County, described as +/-, 1,968 square feet, East ½ of Lot 1, Block 8, James Fentress Survey #171, located on North Avenue G in the city of Johnson City with the minimum bid being set as the appraised value of $10,000. Judge Guthrie asked if all Commissioners had copies of the Letter of Appraisal. He said the property is located just behind the old jail facility. Commissioner Liesmann asked if the lot needed replatting and Commissioner Granberg asked about a survey. Judge Guthrie told them this would depend on the city of Johnson City requirements. He asked the Commissioners for authorization to advertise to accept bids. Commissioner Liesmann made a motion for authorization to advertise for bids, and Commissioner Sultemeier seconded the motion. Judge Guthrie asked the County Auditor if there appeared to be any flags or mistakes. The Auditor answered that there was not, and there was no further discussion. The motion carried.

Judge Guthrie referred to copies of correspondence from the County insurance company. According to Judge Guthrie, “our insurance company wants us [Blanco County] to participate in the Texas Association of Counties Driving Simulator course. This would be for our drivers, road and bridge, and law enforcement. The company will contact us and set this up.” Commissioner Granberg gave a motion to authorize participation in the Texas Association of Counties Driving Simulator course. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Liesmann and there was no discussion. The motion carried.

The Commissioners also considered approval of the outstanding bills in the amount of $51,957.09. A motion for approval was given by Commissioner Sultemeier and seconded by Commissioner Wood. No discussion followed, the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned.

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