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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S COURT
August 6, 2019
9:30 A.M.

 
             
The Commissioner’s Court of Williamson County, Texas will meet in regular session in the Commissioner's Courtroom, 710 Main Street, in Georgetown, Texas to consider the following items:
 
1. Review and approval of minutes.
 
2.
Hear County Auditor concerning invoices, bills, Quick Check Report, wire transfers and electronic payments submitted for payment and take appropriate action including, but not limited to approval for payment provided said items are found by the County Auditor to be legal obligations of the county.
 
3.
Citizen comments. Except when public hearings are scheduled for later in the meeting, this will be the only opportunity for citizen input. The Court invites comments on any matter affecting the county, whether on the Agenda or not. Speakers should limit their comments to three minutes. Note that the members of the Court may not comment at the meeting about matters that are not on the agenda.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
The Consent Agenda includes non-controversial and routine items that the Court may act on with one single vote. The Judge or a Commissioner may pull any item from the consent agenda in order that the court discuss and act upon it individually as part of the Regular Agenda.
(Items 4 – 26)
 
4.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a line item transfer for the Parks Department.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
From 0100-0510-003005 Office Furniture $ 4,000.00
To 0100-0510-003553 Signs $ 4,000.00
 
5.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a line item transfer for Emergency Medical Services.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
From 0100-0540-004234 Training Supplies $1,375
To 0100-0540-003101 Educ Aids/Materials $1,375
 
6.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a line item transfer for the County Attorney's Office.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
From 0100.0475.004902 Co Atty Legislative Dollars $15,042.33
To 0100.0475.001107 Temp Labor-Seasonal Help $6,000.00
To 0100.0475.002010 FICA $459.00
To 0100.0475.003010 Computer Equipment <$5000 $5,019.83
To 0100.0475.003005 Office Equipment <$5,000 $3,060.00
To 0100.0475.003900 Membership Dues $503.50
 
7.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on acknowledging the Purchasing Department monthly report of asset dispositions through Auction for the period of 07/01/2019 through 07/31/2019.
 
8.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on acknowledging the Purchasing Department monthly report of asset dispositions through Inter-Departmental Transfer for the period of 07/01/2019 through 07/31/2019.
 
9.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the disposal of various county assets through Auction including one (1) Dell laptop and eight (8) Dell desktop computers, pursuant to Tx. Local Gov't Code 263.152.
 
10.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on acknowledging the Purchasing Department monthly report of asset dispositions through Trade-In for the period of 07/01/2019 through 07/31/2019.
 
11.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the disposal of various county assets through Destruction, pursuant to Tx. Local Gov’t Code 263.152.
 
12.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving property tax refunds over $2,500.00 thru 07/31/2019 for the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector.
 
13.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a resolution authorizing the Presiding Officer of the Williamson County Commissioners Court to execute a Deed without Warranty from the City of Taylor, Texas, and Williamson County, Texas to The Housing Authority of the City of Taylor, Williamson County pertaining to Lot 16, Block 1, Frink-Jones Addition, City of Taylor particularly described in Volume 193, Page 485 of the Deed Records and Document No. 2009070374 (Tax Account R017141). And Lot 13, Block 114, City of Taylor, Williamson County particularly described in Volume 312, Page 483 and Volume 333, Page 275 SAVE AND EXCEPT that property described in Volume 2720, Page 659 of the Deed Records and Document No. 2009041705 (Tax Account R015801).
 
14.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving compensation changes, position titles changes, position grade changes and any corresponding line item transfers.
 
15.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action to appoint Russell Fishback to the vacancy on the Employee Policy Manual Committee.
 
16.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the Purchasing Agent to advertise and receive sealed bids for Herbicides under IFB #1911.
 
17.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the Purchasing Agent to advertise and receive sealed bids for CR 172 Milling, Sealing and Overlay under IFB #1945.
 
18.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on Williamson County Precinct One Constable's Office re-recognition of "Recognized Best Practices Law Enforcement Agency from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program."
 
19.   Discuss, consider and take any appropriate action on a Second Amendment to the Williamson County and Hutto Education Foundation Solid Waste Fee Funding Policy.
 
20.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the Services Contract between Williamson County and Falkenberg Construction Co., Inc. to provide the replacement of overhead lighting at the Central Maintenance Facility per the terms of BuyBoard Contract #558-18 in the amount of $31,985.41, and authorizing execution of the agreement.
 
21.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the Services Contract between Williamson County and Mtech-Icon Comfort Systems USA to provide the removal and replacement of HVAC units at the Taylor Wilco Health Units per the cooperative contract with TIPS #180205 in the amount of $84,640.00 and authorizing execution of the agreement.
 
22.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on extension of 1806-236 Limestone Rock Asphalt contract renewal option 1 for the term of August 18,2019 through August 17, 2020 with Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC.
 
23.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on Change Order No. 1, to contract number IFB 1806-235, in the amount of $66,380.18 for Ronald Reagan Blvd repair, milling and overlay.
 
24.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a Drainage Easement with Christine Peterson in Oak Bluff Estates along Evergreen Drive to alleviate flooding.
 
25.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approval of the final plat for the Waterloo Ranch subdivision – Precinct 4.
 
26.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approval of the revised preliminary plat for the Star Ranch Commercial subdivision – Precinct 4.
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
27.   Consideration and possible action regarding an "Order Calling a Bond Election for November 5, 2019; Designating Voter Centers; Providing for Early Voting and Election Day Voting; Providing for Performance of Required Administrative Duties; Providing for Conduct of the Election; and Providing for Other Matters Related to Such Election."
 
28.   Consideration and possible action regarding an "Order Authorizing the Defeasance and/or Redemption of Certain of the County's Outstanding Obligations."
 
29.   Hear presentation from Kate Whitney on our Horticulture updates.
 
30.   Lizzy Samples will offer a presentation to the Commissioners Court on behalf of the Hutto Education Foundation.
 
31.   Discuss and take appropriate action on the 2019-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan, 2019 Action Plan and updated Citizen Participation Plan.
 
32.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a License Agreement between Williamson County (County) and Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA) granting permission to LSJA to use the office buildings designated as 303 & 305 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Georgetown, Texas, for the purpose of carrying out its contractual obligations with the County as the Program Manager for the grant program formally titled “Transformative Justice: A Multi­-Disciplinary Approach to Indigent Defense” and also referred to as the Young Adult/Emerging Adult Grant Program.
 
33.   Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on the issuance of a county-wide burn ban, not to exceed 90 days, and to authorize the County Judge to lift said ban when conditions improve.
 
34.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an order declaring an emergency and a grave necessity due to unforeseeable circumstances and approve a budget amendment to acknowledge additional revenues for Juvenile Services.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
0100.0000.367400 Donations $200.00
 
35.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an order declaring an emergency and a grave necessity due to unforeseeable circumstances and approve a budget amendment to acknowledge additional expenditures for Juvenile Services.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
0100.0576.003670 Use of Donations $200.00
 
36.   Hear and discuss presentation by The Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock, Inc., a non-profit organization.
 
37.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an order declaring an emergency and a grave necessity due to unforeseeable circumstances and approve a budget amendment to acknowledge additional revenues for the Mobile Outreach Team.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
0100.0000.333220 Payments from Other Entities $400.00
 
38.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an order declaring an emergency and a grave necessity due to unforeseeable circumstances and approve a budget amendment to acknowledge additional expenditures for the Mobile Outreach Team.
 
Fiscal Impact
From/To Acct No. Description Amount
0100.0341.001920 Medical School Stipend $315.76
0100.0341.002010 FICA $24.16
0100.0341.002020 Retirement $44.32
0100.0341.002050 Workers Comp $15.76
 
39.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the First Amendment to Guaranteed Maximum Price and the related Change Order Number 17 to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Expansion Project for Exterior Kennel Renovations and authorizing execution of the same.
 
40.   Receive updates on the Department of Infrastructure projects and issues.
 
41.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action to include a record vote on a proposed TOTAL maximum tax rate for Williamson County and R/FM for tax year 2019.
 
42.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on scheduling two public hearing dates if the proposed maximum TOTAL tax rate exceeds the total effective tax rate of $0.444477.
 
43.   Hear presentation on 2019-2020 budget recommendations.
 
44.   Hear presentation on the Williamson County effective and rollback tax rate calculations as presented by Larry Gaddes, Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector.
 
45.   Discuss and hear presentation from the County Auditor's Office regarding Revenue estimates for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget.
 
46.   Hear presentation and take action on approving FY20 compensation changes, including 2019 TCDRS changes for employees, Elected Officials, and retirees.
 
47.   Consider authorizing written notice to each elected official of his/her salary and other compensation to be included in the 2019-2020 budget.
 
48.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the acceptance of the 2019-2020 recommended budget for the General Fund (0100) as presented by the Budget Office in the amount of $219,801,866.36.
 
49.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the acceptance of the 2019-2020 recommended budget for the Road and Bridge Fund (0200) as presented by the Budget Office in the amount of $42,742,810.45.
 
50.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the acceptance of the 2019-2020 recommended budget for the Debt Service Fund (0600) as presented by the Budget Office in the amount of $127,742,206.
 
51.   1:00 Post Recommendation / Departmental Presentation Workshop
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
"The Commissioners Court for Williamson County reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultations with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations regarding Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations regarding Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations regarding Security Devices) and 551.087 (Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations)."
 
52.   Discuss the Williamson County Emergency Operations Plan (EXECUTIVE SESSION as per Gov't Code Se.c 551076).
 
53.  
Discuss real estate matters (EXECUTIVE SESSION as per VTCA Govt. Code sec. 551.072 Deliberation Regarding Real Estate Property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with third person.)
A. Real Estate Owned by Third Parties
Preliminary discussions relating to proposed or potential purchase or lease of property owned by third parties
a) Discuss the acquisition of real property for SW 183 and SH 29 Loop.
b) Discuss the acquisition of real property for CR 176 at RM 2243
c) Discuss the acquisition of real property: CR 101
d) Discuss the acquisition of real property: CR 200
e) Discuss the acquisition of real property for County Facilities.
f) Discuss the acquisition of real property for Seward Junction SE and SW Loop.
g) Discuss the acquisition of real property for SH 29 @ DB Wood.
h) Discuss the acquisition of real property for Hairy Man Rd.
i) Discuss the acquisition of real property for N. Mays.
j) Discuss Somerset Road Districts No. 3 & 4 reimbursements for acquisition & construction of Reagan Blvd.
k) Discuss the acquisition of real property for CR 111.
l) Discuss the acquisition of real property for Corridor H
m) Discuss the acquisition of drainage easements on the Forest North Drainage Project.
n) Discuss the acquisition of real property for the expansion of Ronald Reagan at IH 35.
o) Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Corridor C.
p) Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Corridor F.
q) Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Corridor D.
r) Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Southeast Corridor.
s) Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Reagan extension.
t) Discuss the acquisition of property near the County landfill.
u) Discuss the acquisition of real property for the Brushy Creek Trail Project.
B. Property or Real Estate owned by Williamson County
Preliminary discussions relating to proposed or potential sale or lease of property owned by the County
a) Discuss County owned real estate containing underground water rights and interests.
b) Discuss possible sale of +/- 10 acres located on Chandler Road near the County Sheriff's Office Training Facility
c) Potential governmental uses for 8th Street downtown parking lot
d) Discuss possible uses of property owned by Williamson County on Main St. between 3rd and 4th Streets. (formerly occupied by WCCHD)
e) Discuss property usage at Longhorn Junction
f) Discuss sale of excess 183A right of way to abutting property owner.
g) Discuss the sale of excess ROW at San Gabriel Parkway and Mel Mathis Ave.
h) Discuss Blue Springs Boulevard
C. Consider intervention in lawsuit regarding de-listing of Bone Cave harvestman.
D. Discuss the possible placement of agricultural-related monuments at the Williamson County Exposition Center with the participation of third parties.
E. Discuss the Williamson County Reimbursement Agreement for Construction of San Gabriel Blvd. and New Hope Road with the City of Leander and TIRZ #1
 
54.  
Discussion regarding economic development negotiations pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.087:
a) Business prospect(s) that may locate or expand within Williamson County.
b) Wolf Lakes
c) Flint Hill Resources-Taylor Fuel Storage Terminal on CR 366
d) Project Deliver
e) Project Advantage
f) Project Cedar
g) Project Expansion
h) Project Arcus
 
55. Discuss pending or contemplated litigation, settlement matters and other confidential attorney-client legal matters (EXECUTIVE SESSION as per VTCA Govt. Code sec. 551.071 consultation with attorney.), including the following:

a)  Litigation or claims or potential litigation or claims against the County or by the County
b)  Status Update-Pending Cases or Claims;
c)  Employee/personnel related matters
d)  Other confidential attorney-client matters, including contracts and certain matters related to county defense issues in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body within the attorney/client relationship clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
e)  Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-431; Herman Crisp v. Williamson County, et al; In the USDC-WD-Austin Division
f)  Civil Action; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
g)  Case No. 1:17-cv-00290, Rodney A. Hurdsman v. Williamson County Sheriff Deputies Pokluda et al, In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas – Austin Division.
h)  Application to Obtain New Municipal Solid Waste Permit – Proposed Permit No. 2398 (Applicant - Lealco, Inc.)
i)  Civil Action No. 1:18-CV-49, Troy Mansfield v. Williamson County, In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
j)  Erik Olmeda vs. Williamson County and Keith LNU, In the County Court at Law No. 4 of Williamson County, Texas
k)  Cause No. 18-0903-C425/Court of Appeals Number: 01-19-00025-CV; Dee Hobbs, Williamson County Attorney v. Bill Gravell, Jr., Williamson County Judge, and Terry Cook, Cynthia Long, Valerie Covey and Russ Boles, County Commissioners; In the 425th District Court of Williamson County, Texas
l)  Cause No. 19-0850-C368; County of Williamson vs. Purdue Pharma, LP et al., In the District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
m)  Valerie Adams - EEOC Charge No. 450-2018-03807
n)  Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-01114-LY, Elizabeth Saucedo and Tettus Davis v. Jonathon Hodgkiss, In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
o)  Case No. 19-0466-CC1; Billy Baskett v. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office et. al; In the County Court at Law No. 1 of Williamson County, Texas.
p)  BANGL Pipeline Project
q)  Cause No. 1:18-CV-0198; Officer Mary Teague v. Williamson County, Travis County and City of Giddings, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
r)  Claim of Dan A. Gattis for reimbursement of attorneys fees.
s)  Property damage claim of Anthony Garcia and Victoria Garcia (Sunset Meadows Subdivision).
t) Case No. 1:19-cv-01607; Center for Biological Diversity v. David Bernhardt et al.; In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
u)  Case No. 1:19-cv-0170-LY; Anthony McMurray v. Brandy Hallford; In the United States District Court Western District of Texas
 
56. Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline and/or dismissal of Williamson County officers, directors, employees and/or positions, including but not limited to conducting deliberation and discussion pertaining to annual reviews of department heads and appointed officials (Executive Session as per Tex. Gov. Code Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters).
 
REGULAR AGENDA (continued)
 
57. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning economic development.
 
58. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning real estate.
 
59. Discuss and take appropriate action on pending or contemplated litigation, settlement matters and other confidential attorney-client legal matters, including the following:

a)  Litigation or claims or potential litigation or claims against the County or by the County
b)  Status Update-Pending Cases or Claims;
c)  Employee/personnel related matters
d)  Other confidential attorney-client matters, including contracts and certain matters related to county defense issues in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body within the attorney/client relationship clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
e)  Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-431; Herman Crisp v. Williamson County, et al; In the USDC-WD-Austin Division
f)  Civil Action; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
g)  Case No. 1:17-cv-00290, Rodney A. Hurdsman v. Williamson County Sheriff Deputies Pokluda et al, In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas – Austin Division.
h)  Application to Obtain New Municipal Solid Waste Permit – Proposed Permit No. 2398 (Applicant - Lealco, Inc.)
i)  Civil Action No. 1:18-CV-49, Troy Mansfield v. Williamson County, In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
j)  Erik Olmeda vs. Williamson County and Keith LNU, In the County Court at Law No. 4 of Williamson County, Texas
k)  Cause No. 18-0903-C425/Court of Appeals Number: 01-19-00025-CV; Dee Hobbs, Williamson County Attorney v. Bill Gravell, Jr., Williamson County Judge, and Terry Cook, Cynthia Long, Valerie Covey and Russ Boles, County Commissioners; In the 425th District Court of Williamson County, Texas
l)  Cause No. 19-0850-C368; County of Williamson vs. Purdue Pharma, LP et al., In the District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
m)  Valerie Adams - EEOC Charge No. 450-2018-03807
n)  Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-01114-LY, Elizabeth Saucedo and Tettus Davis v. Jonathon Hodgkiss, In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
o)  Case No. 19-0466-CC1; Billy Baskett v. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office et. al; In the County Court at Law No. 1 of Williamson County, Texas.
p)  BANGL Pipeline Project
q)  Cause No. 1:18-CV-0198; Officer Mary Teague v. Williamson County, Travis County and City of Giddings, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
r)  Claim of Dan A. Gattis for reimbursement of attorneys fees.
s)  Property damage claim of Anthony Garcia and Victoria Garcia (Sunset Meadows Subdivision).
t) Case No. 1:19-cv-01607; Center for Biological Diversity v. David Bernhardt et al.; In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
u)  Case No. 1:19-cv-0170-LY; Anthony McMurray v. Brandy Hallford; In the United States District Court Western District of Texas.
 
60.
Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline and/or dismissal of Williamson County officers, directors or employees, including but not limited to any necessary action pertaining to conducting annual reviews of department heads and appointed officials.
 
61.   Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on approving a resolution adopting the Williamson County Emergency Operations Plan.
 
62. Comments from Commissioners.
 

_________________________
Bill Gravell, Jr., County Judge


This notice of meeting was posted in the locked box located on the south side of the Williamson County Courthouse, a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 2nd day of August, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. and remained posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

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