Comissioner’s Court to meet twice next week

Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville

Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville

The Commissioners Court of Lamar County will meet twice next week. First on Monday, December 16th at 9am and again on Friday, December 20th for a PUBLIC HEARING at 10:30 am.  Both meetings will be held in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street. 

 The agenda for the Monday, December 16th meeting is as follows:

  1. 1.               Approval of minutes. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2. 2.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court passing a Resolution respectfully requesting that our United States Senators, working with appropriate officials, forward to President Obama, a bi-partisan slate of qualified potential nominees in time to allow both President Obama to nominate and the Senate to confirm by March 31, 2014, a federal judicial nominee for the Sherman Division of the Eastern district of Texas sitting at Sherman, Texas, with strong preference being given to a nominee residing in Grayson County or Lamar County reasonably to assure unbroken federal judicial presence in Sherman. – Moore Law Firm, James Rogers, Attorney; County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  3. 3.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar Commissioners’ Court appointing Dr. Barbara Buchanan, “Vice President of Instruction from Paris Junior College”, and Ms. Amelia Frierson, a “Teacher at Success for Learning” to the Lamar County Child Welfare Board. – Lamar County Child Welfare Board, Ms. Sherry Williams; County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  4. 4. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving a signed copy of the “Interlocal Agreement between Rockwall County, Texas and Lamar County, Texas,” regarding the “Uniform & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act”, (UOCAVA) Grant Award.  The UOCAVA is a grant to assist uniformed and overseas voters.   It allows them to download a ballot from the internet and once the ballot is filled-out, it may be mailed in. Rockwall County and the Texas Consortium of Counties applied for funding support from the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).  The Rockwall County Commissioners Court has approved the acceptance of the award on behalf of the 50 counties and has also approved the agreement with the vendor partners.   This agreement will relieve Lamar County from the burden of grant administration of the UOCAVA.  This Agreement is good for five (5) years from the effective date. This Agreement was approved by Commissioners Court on September 23, 2013. – Lamar County Elections Administrator, Russ Towers; County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr. 5.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court entering a Proclamation declaring Lamar County a local state of disaster in the unincorporated portions of the county.  The County’s Emergency Management Plan has been implemented. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  5. 6.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to receive a copy of a letter that was sent to the Honorable Governor Rick Perry as a result of the winter/ice storm that occurred on December 5th through December 9th.  Lamar County is currently facing tremendous physical and economic losses.  The public works and road situation in Lamar County has been affected to an extent that 5000 homes have been isolated due to impassable roads and water crossings.  It is estimated that road and bridge damage will exceed $1,554,205.County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.;
  6. 7. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court making an application for the “County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program”.  It is estimated that Lamar County is eligible for a minimum grant award of $135,000.  This item contemplates hiring a consultant to assist in preparation of the necessary paperwork. This item contemplates receiving an executed contract for consulting services from Allison Bass and Associates to assist in preparation of the necessary paperwork. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  7. 8.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to consider and take action on setting a public hearing on “County Energy Re-investment Transportation Zone” (CERTZ). The Commissioners Court of Lamar County, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 222.1071 of the Texas Transportation Code, hereby gives notice of a Public Meeting and Hearing, to be held on the 16th day of December, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the in the Lamar County Commissioners Courtroom, 1st Floor, Lamar County Courthouse, to take up for consideration the following topics:
  8. 1.               Authorize/ratify the publication of a Notice of Public Hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the county to advertise a public meeting to be held on the topic of the possible creation of one or more CETRZ.
  9. 2.              Schedule for a regular or special meeting of the Commissioners Court, and as the first item of business, conduct a Public Hearing to receive public comment on the formation of one or more CETRZ. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

 9.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving an update and status report on repairs, and needed repairs, in the Courthouse and/or other County property.  The item contemplates Lamar County Commissioners taking reasonable action as needed to repair and/or maintain County property. — County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

10.        Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding line-item transfers for various offices.  – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender

11.         Claims – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender 

12.        ADJOURN

The agenda for the Public Meeting and Hearing on Friday, December 20th, is as follows:

1.               Approval of minutes. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

 2.              PUBLIC HEARING:

Regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to consider and take action on setting a public hearing on “County Energy Re-investment Transportation Zone” (CERTZ).

The Commissioners Court of Lamar County, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 222.1071 of     the Texas Transportation Code, hereby gives notice of a Public Meeting and Hearing,      to be held on the 20th day of December, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., in the Lamar County Commissioners Courtroom, 1st Floor, Lamar County Courthouse, to take up for  consideration the following topics: Open a Public Hearing to present information and receive public comments on the following topics:

Whether or not to create one or more County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone CETRZ), as authorized by law, to promote one or more infrastructure projects to be located within the County to be funded by the CERTZ. Additional information on this topic may be found on the Texas Department of Transportation website: http://www.roadsfortexasenergy.com under the “Legislation” tab.

  •  The potential boundaries and requirements of a County Energy Transportation
  • Reinvestment Zone (CETRZ), as authorized §222.1071 of the Texas Transportation Code.

The Commissioners Court may, 30 days after closing the Public Hearing, take appropriate action on the matter, as the Commissioners Court may in its discretion determine to be in the best interest of the County.

Individuals wishing to participate in the public hearing by either oral or written testimony will be asked to complete a Speaker’s Form to be provided at the meeting.  Oral testimony should be limited to three (3) minutes in the interest of time and to permit maximum participation by others.  Rules of Decorum will apply. – County Judge, M.C.     Superville, Jr.

3.              Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding line-item transfers for various offices.  – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender

  1. 4.              Claims – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender  
  2. 5.              ADJOURN

 

 

 

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