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Wharton County Commissioners Court meets Monday, Sept. 14

Wharton County Commissioners Court will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, as well as hold a public hearing to adopt the 2021 proposed budget and proposed tax rate, update county comprehensive plan and consider extension of county disaster declaration.

The agenda was posted at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. and is as follows:

CALL TO ORDER

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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PRESENTATIONS & PROCLAMATION

COURT MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

1. Provide update and take all appropriate action for County offices to respond to COVID-19 related situations. (County Judge)

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2. Take all appropriate action to continue Wharton County’s Disaster Declaration until Monday, December 14, 2020. (County Judge)

3. Take all appropriate action to accept Salary Order for Court Reporter for 23rd District Court. (County Judge)

4. Take all appropriate action to accept Salary Order for Court Reporter for 329th District Court. (County Judge)

5. Take all appropriate action to accept Salary Order for County Auditor, Assistant Auditors and Payroll Deputy. (County Judge)

6. 9:30 A.M. – PUBLIC HEARlNG to adopt 2021 budget and to set proposed tax rate for 2020.

7. Take all appropriate action to adopt 2021 county budget. (County Judge)

8.Take all appropriate action to set tax rate for 2020. (County Judge)

9. Take all appropriate action to amend County Budget Policy. (County Judge)

10. Update on Wharton County Comprehensive Plan. (County Judge)

11. Take all appropriate action to approve An Ordinance of Wharton County, Texas Revising the Drainage Fee. (County Judge)

12. Take all appropriate action regarding projects for CDBG-MIT Grant. (County Judge)

13. Take all appropriate action to obtain bids for bridge construction project on County Road 424. (Commissioner Mathews)

14. Take all appropriate action to hire and engineer for design work on bridge on County Road 424 over Draw. (Commissioner Mathews)

15. Take all appropriate action to approve Resolution #20-29 – TxDOT Bridge Replacement Located at Draw on County Road 448 and Colorado Draw on County Road 267. (Commissioner Mathews)

16. Take all appropriate action to approve Resolution #20-30 – TxDOT Bridge Replacement Located at Draw on East Street. ( Commissioner Mathews)

17. Take all appropriate action to approve attached list of vehicles to be placed in auction with Victoria Auto Auction on October 8, 2020. (County Judge)

18. Take all appropriate action to approve Resolution #20-31 – Texas SmartBuy Membership Program. (County Judge)

19. Take all appropriate action to approve Lease Agreement between Xerox and Wharton County Treasurer. (County Judge)

20. Take all appropriate action to approve FY 2021 Texas Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) Program Contract No. 202021-44900-521-01. (County Judge)

21. Take all appropriate action to ratify FY2021 SA VNS Maintenance Grant Contract Number 211987. (County Judge)

22. Take all appropriate action to approve purchase of server for approximately $3,900 with funds from the CRF grant utilizing the 25% portion of the grant. (County Judge)

23. Take all appropriate action to approve the purchase of wireless platform for approximately $4,500 with funds from CRF grant utilizing the 25% portion of the grant. (County Judge)

24. Take all appropriate action to replace flooring in dispatch area of the Wharton County Sheriff’s office for approximately $2,700 from El Campo Carpet Outlet with funds from Jail and Detention Facility-Building Equipment (010.512.510). (County Judge)

25. Take all appropriate action to purchase pump for approximately $2,800 for Precinct 2 with funds from Special Road and Road & Bridge Fund PCT 2-Machinery and Equipment (020.613.512). (Commissioner Graves)

26. Take all appropriate action to review Wharton County Dump Fees for Solid Waste Station. (Commissioner Graves)

27. Take all appropriate action to approve rental agreement with Doggett Heavy Machinery Services for off road dump truck for Pecan Valley Project. (Commissioner Graves)

28. Take all appropriate action to transfer $37,500 from All Precincts-Road Paving-Optional Services (Contingency) (020.616.466) to Special Road and Road & Bridge Fund PCT 3 – Road Materials (020.614.320) to purchase gravel for several gravel roads. (Commissioner Goetsch)

29. Take all appropriate action to extend the entrance and add a gate for approximately $2,600 to the fenced area at PCT 3 county barn with funds from Special Road and Road & Bridge Fund PCT 3 – Vehicle and Equipment Supplies (020.614.315). (Commissioner Goetsch)

30. Take all appropriate action to approve Planned Maintenance Agreement with Waukesha-Pearce Industries LLC for approximately $1,250 for maintenance on generator. (County Judge)

31. Take all appropriate action to ratify Order of General Election to be held November 3, 2020. (County Judge)

32. Take ·an appropriate action to approve early voting on Saturday, October 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 1 :00 p.m. and Sunday, October 25th from 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. at Wharton County AnnexD, Room 116. (County Judge)

33. Take all appropriate action to set fees for 2021 Sheriffs’ and Constables’ Fees as required under Local Government Code Section.118.131. (County Judge)

34. Take all appropriate action to select medical options for retiree’s supplemental health under Silver Choice. (County Judge)

35. Take all appropriate action renew General, Law Enforcement and Public Officials’ liability coverage with Texas Association of Counties (TAC). (County Judge)

36. Take all appropriate action to approve preliminary plat for Hatton Estates with variance for lot frontage. (Commissioner Graves)

37. Take all appropriate action to approve preliminary plat for HF Liberty 134, LLC Estates. (Commissioner Graves)

38. Take all appropriate action to approve purchase of laptop for Constable PCT 2 for approximately $1,500 with funds from Capital Replacement Fund- Constable, Precinct 2. (County Judge)

39. Take all appropriate action to submit County Treasurer’s July 2020 and August 2020 Cash and Investment Reports. (County Judge)

40. Take all appropriate action to approve Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Service Agreement (YAP) with Wharton County Juvenile Probation. (County Judge)

41. Take all appropriate action to approve budget adjustments and amendments as presented and amended. (County Judge)

42. Take all appropriate action to ratify September 4, 2020 payroll in the amount of $296,474.31 and applicable benefits of$96,313.10 and tit]ie sensitive invoices in the amount of$27,152.60. (County Judge)

43. Take all appropriate action to authorize County Treasurer and County Auditor to pay and release time sensitive invoices as presented and amended, cash payments to jurors and payroll and applicable benefits for September 28, 2020 to be ratified by commissioners court September 28, 2020. (County Judge)

44. Approve August 10, 2020 Minutes. (County Judge)

45. Accept Monthly Reports – Commissioners PCT 1-4-August; District Clerk-August; Child Support-July; Permits/Inspections-August; Constable PCT 1 & 3-August; Justice of Peace PCT 1-4-August; Extension Services­C. Bowen-June & July; Veteran Services-August; Auditor-Revised June and July;

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Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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