September 25, 2007- After the meeting was called to order by Judge Bill Guthrie at 9:00AM, Karen Newman, County Clerk, read the minutes of the prior regularly scheduled meeting with approval of the minutes as read given by the Court.
One bid, from Tower Tech, Inc., to repair a damaged radio communications tower was opened and read by Judge Guthrie. The total of the bid, $69,000, will include tower and foundation “supplied by others” to include geo-tech testing and concrete testing foundation with a 150’ free-standing tower.
“This will carry a much heavier load and withstand a lot more wind,” Judge Guthrie commented as he encouraged the Court to accept the bid. The motion was made and passed to accept the bid. Guthrie commented on the price and insurance considerations, saying that “we’ll break just about even.” The Court pointed out that this bid was less than half of what other bids have been in the past.
The Commissioners next considered a resolution regarding the 2008 Indigent Defense Grant, designating the County Judge as Program Director and the County Treasurer as the Financial Officer.
“This is the same thing we’ve done in the past four years,” said Guthrie. Camille Swift and Judge Guthrie were approved by the Court to continue in the same capacity by unanimous approval.
The Court then discussed a resolution declaring October as Czech Heritage month. Commissioner Granberg moved that the Court accept this resolution, and the Court passed this resolution with no opposition.
A vote was taken after brief discussion regarding the interlocal agreement with the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool, authorizing Judge Guthrie to sign the agreement in order to continue insurance coverage. Any further questions were referred to Camille Swift, County Treasurer.
“This will save us some money,” said Guthrie.
Four Sheriff’s cars and additional surplus equipment are to be listed on the GovDeals website and Judge Guthrie will sign all paperwork related to sales of the equipment after authorization from the Court.
Outstanding bills were approved by the Court, and then an Executive Session in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 551.072, was called by the Judge regarding the purchase of real property within the “Annie Blum” subdivision. After the Court reconvened for open-session discussion of the purchase, the meeting was adjourned.