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Regular meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court on January 27, 2014

Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville
Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville

A Regular meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday, January 27th at 9 a.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street.

Prior to the Regular Meeting, there will be a “Special Meeting” from 8am-9am. This breakfast is sponsored by the Lamar County Extension Agents in the Lamar County Courtroom.  This meeting is informational only, a presentation from Laura Graves, Lamar County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences and Mike Morrow, Lamar County Extension Agent for Ag & Natural Resources.  The presentation will cover Texas AgriLife Extension’s educational programs that took place in Lamar County during 2013.   

The agenda for the regular meeting includes discussion and/or action on the following subjects:

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

2. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court allowing Dr. David L. Stewart to show his appreciation and gratitude to the Commissioners’ Court for re-appointing him to the Board of Directors of Lakes Regional MHMR on November 13, 2013. – Dr. David L. Stewart, M.D.

3. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court executing a Proclamation of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to declare the month of February, 2014 as  “Project HOPE” (Helping Others Pursue Education about Cancer). This is a community project of Madeline Petrikas, a sixth grade student in the “Socrates” program at Crockett Intermediate School. -   Mrs. Debb Fleming, Paris Independent School District

4. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting industrial “Guidelines and Criteria for Tax Abatement”, agreements, as recommended by the PEDC Board and the Tax Abatement Committee. – Steve Gilbert, Ms. Shannon Barrentine; Paris Economic Development Corporation; County Judge, M.C. Superville,

5. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving a presentation about “recreational use attainability analysis” (RUAA) on Smith Creek watershed, located behind Campbell Soup.  This presentation is about the status of the water quality in Smith Creek.  The presentation is a result of a study performed by Tarleton State University. – Calvin Cleary, Project Coordinator with Texas Institute for Applied Environment Research, housed at Tarleton State University 

6. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court allowing the “Carpet Store”, which is located on the east side of the Courthouse to use a portion of Lamar County’s parking lot, east of the courthouse, as a staging area for an “Auction” on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  This item is allowing the carpet store to use a portion of the parking lot to conduct an estate sale of property from the carpet store.  The building has been sold and the carpet store must vacate the premises. –  Carl Harcrow, Carpet Store

7.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving “Certification of Accreditation” from the Texas Veterans Commission.  Ms. Rhonda Rogers, Lamar County Veterans Service Officer has successfully completed training provided by the Texas Veterans Commission and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during Calendar Year 2013.  – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr. 

8.              Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court to introduce Ms. Laura Bivens as the new “Assistant Veterans Service Officer”.  Ms. Theresa Gray retired December 31, 2013.  – Lamar County Veterans Service Officer, Rhonda Rogers    

9.              EXECUTIVE SESSION –

Legal – Discussion regarding seeking legal advice of our attorney about pending, or contemplated litigation pursuant to Sec. 551.071 of the Texas Government Code. Flowers Davis wishes to update the Court on pending and/or threatened litigation, including the appeal in Crostley v. Lamar County, et al, and the appeal in Richards v. Lamar County, et al, settlement offers and/or matters in which the duties of the attorney under the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas require confidential communications.  – Ms. Lee Correa, Attorney at Law, Flowers Davis, P.L.L.C.

10.        Discussion and/or action regarding Executive Session. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

11.         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.

12.         Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving, reviewing, and approving five year revision of  “Annex M – Resource Management”; and “Annex N – Direction and Control”, to the Lamar County Interjurisdictional Emergency Operations Plan. – Heath Thomas, Emergency Management Coordinator; County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

13.         Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners Court discussing the status of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster study to determine eligibility, if any, for cost reimbursement of removal of debris caused by the ice storm of December 5-9, 2013. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr. 

14.        Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving a signed Retainer Agreement with “Allison, Bass and Magee, LLP; to help assist in preparation of the necessary paperwork for the “County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program”.  It is estimated that Lamar County is eligible for a minimum grant award of $135,000.  Lamar County Commissioners Court previously approved this agreement on December 9, 2014. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

15.        Discussion and potential action regarding the creation of 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 including the potential boundaries and requirements of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone (CETRZ), as authorized §222.1071 of the Texas Transportation Code. – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

16.        Discussion and potential action regarding the TxDOT Prioritized Project List for the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program. – – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

17.        Discussion and consideration of accepting the annual road report(s) for filing in the minutes of the Commissioners Court and with the Grand Jury for Lamar County Commissioners Court Precinct(s) 1, 2, 3 and 4. – – County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.  

18.        Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the Quarterly Investment Report from October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013. –   Shirley Fults, County Treasurer

19.        Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving and opening proposals for clearing, removal and disposal of debris due to the December 2013 ice storm. – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender 

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

21.        Claims – County Auditor, Melissa Cavender  

22.       ADJOURN

 

 

 

 

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