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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT
August 25, 2020 
9:30 A.M.

 
             
The Commissioners Court of Williamson County, Texas will meet in regular session in the Commissioners 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.
Public Comment Period. The Commissioners Court will conduct a Public Comment Period to allow members of the public to address the Court regarding matters pertaining to or affecting Williamson County but that do not appear as an Agenda Item on a meeting’s Agenda.  During such Public Comment Period, speakers shall be limited to a maximum of two (2) minutes to make his/her remarks and the maximum overall discussion time allowed for the Public Comment Period, regardless of the number of members of the public wishing to address the Court during such period, shall be limited to ten (10) minutes.  Speaking time, to the extent possible, will be evenly allocated among speakers should more than five (5) speakers desire to speak during the Public Comment Period.  Please 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.
( NONE )
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
4.   Discuss, consider and take any necessary action to approve order for funding interment by cremation of deceased (Eugenio Luis Villalon) who died in Precinct No. 1 of Williamson County, TX pursuant to Tex. Health & Safety Code §§ 711.002(e)(1) & (2). Click to View
 
Attachments
Order for Interment
 
5.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding the engagement of the law firm of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP to represent Williamson County in relation to Civil Action No. 1:20-CV-00842; SonWest Co. v. Everston, et al.; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; and exemption of these services from the competitive bid/proposal requirements of the County Purchasing Act pursuant to the discretionary exemption for personal or professional services, as set forth under Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code § 262.024(a)(4). Click to View
 
Attachments
Engagement Letter - SonWest
 
6.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding the engagement of the law firm of Germer PLLC to represent Williamson County in relation to Case No. 1:20-cv-00836; Elizabeth Firey v. Williamson County; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division; and exemption of these services from the competitive bid/proposal requirements of the County Purchasing Act pursuant to the discretionary exemption for personal or professional services, as set forth under Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code § 262.024(a)(4). Click to View
 
Attachments
Gemer Eng Letter - Firey
 
7.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action authorizing the County Judge to execute an Access Agreement with Kevin and Martha Beiter for the Liberty Hill Bypass project.  (Parcel 40) Click to View
 
Attachments
ROE Agreement
 
8. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on funding matters relating to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to include, but not be limited to hearing an update on the Wilco Forward grant program, setting budget priorities in relation to remaining CARES Act funds and possible future funding and allocation plans in relation to CARES Act funds.
 
9.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving a $2,900.00 purchase for items needed by the Strike Team to perform COVID testing. Click to View
 
10.   10:00 AM Hold Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 County Budget. Click to View
 
11.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the 2020-2021 General Fund Budget. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY21 Budget Adoption
 
12.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the 2020-2021 Road and Bridge Fund Budget. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY21 Budget Adoption
 
13.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the 2020-2021 Debt Service Fund Budget. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY21 Budget Adoption
 
14.   10:15 a.m. Public Hearing on the proposed 2020 tax rate of 45.8719 cents per $100 for Williamson County. Click to View
 
15.   Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding the adoption of the 2020 tax rates for Williamson County General Fund and Williamson County Road and Bridge Fund. Click to View
 
Attachments
2020 Tax Rate
 
16. Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on the issuance of a county-wide burn ban for a period not to exceed 90 days and to authorize the County Judge the authority to lift the order banning outdoor burning if conditions improve.

The current conditions in Williamson County are: Average KBDI value of 710 (Scale of 1–800) with approximately 50% of the county experiencing KBDI values exceeding 700. After reviewing the burn ban matrix analytics, and current conditions, the current order allowing outdoor burning should expire due to the determination from the Williamson County Fire Marshal that the circumstances present in the unincorporated areas of Williamson County create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning.
 
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)."
 
17.   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: O'Connor Signal Project
    d)    Discuss the acquisition of real property: CR 278
    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 CR 366. 
    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 real property for future SH 29 corridor. 
    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 SE Loop/Corridor A. 
    s)    Discuss the acquisition of right-of-way for Reagan extension.
    t)     Discuss the acquisition of right of way for the Great Oaks Bridge Project. 
    u)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for the Brushy Creek Trail Project. 
    v)    Discuss the acquisition of real property in conjunction with WCCF for potential parkland/bird habitat.
    x)    Discuss the acquisition of drainage/detention easements for real property North of WMCO Juvenile Detention Center
    y)    Discuss the acquisition of the MKT Right of Way
    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
    i)     Discuss county owned property located at Ed Schmidt Boulevard Hutto, Texas
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.
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18.   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 Arcos
    i)     Project Woods
    j)     Project Co-Op
    k)    Project Liberty
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19. 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; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. David Bernhardt, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
f)  Case No. 1:17-cv-00290, Rodney A. Hurdsman v. Williamson County Sheriff Deputies Gleason et al, In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas – Austin Division.
g)  Application to Obtain New Municipal Solid Waste Permit – Proposed Permit No. 2398 (Applicant - Lealco, Inc.)
h)  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.
i)  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
j)  Cause No. 19-0850-C368; County of Williamson vs. Purdue Pharma, LP et al., In the District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
k)  Valerie Adams - EEOC Charge No. 450-2018-03807
l)  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.
m)  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.
n)  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
o)  D-1-GN-19-005511; Brian Johns v. Williamson County, Texas; In the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas
p)  Civil Action No. 1:19-CV-1163; Amanda McCoy v. Williamson County, Texas et al., In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
q) Claim of Regina Wright.
r) Cause No. 19-0406-C368; Anthony Garcia and Victoria Garcia et al. v. Stephen Wade Freeman et al. v. Wayne Finch et al.; In the 368th District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
s) Civil Action No. 1:20-CV-00062; Jaivonte Roberts v. Williamson County, Texas et al., In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
t) Case: 1:20-CV-255-LY; Jay Kreper v. Williamson County et al.; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
u) Cause No. 20-0752-C26; County of Williamson, by and through the Williamson County Commissioners Court v. Robert Chody, Individually and in his Official Capacity as Sheriff of Williamson County; In the 26th District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
v) Legal matters relating to Javier Ambler.
w) Heather Vargas - Texas Workforce Commission/EEOC Charge.
x) U.S. Department of Labor - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veteran's Employment and Training Service Case # TX-2020-00017-20-G - Brooke Kronmiller.  
y) Case No. 1:20-CV-00842; SonWest Co. v. J. TERRON EVERSTON, in his official capacity as Williamson County Engineer, et al.;   In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
z) Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-836; Heather Fiery v. Williamson County; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
aa) Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-836; Elizabeth Firey v. Williamson County, In The United States District Court for the Western District Of Texas Austin Division.
bb) Cause No. 20-1213-C368; Michael Klier v. Williamson County; In the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
 
20. 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)
 
21. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning economic development.
 
22. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning real estate.
 
23. 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; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. David Bernhardt, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
f)  Case No. 1:17-cv-00290, Rodney A. Hurdsman v. Williamson County Sheriff Deputies Gleason et al, In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas – Austin Division.
g)  Application to Obtain New Municipal Solid Waste Permit – Proposed Permit No. 2398 (Applicant - Lealco, Inc.)
h)  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.
i)  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
j)  Cause No. 19-0850-C368; County of Williamson vs. Purdue Pharma, LP et al., In the District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
k)  Valerie Adams - EEOC Charge No. 450-2018-03807
l)  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.
m)  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.
n)  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
o)  D-1-GN-19-005511; Brian Johns v. Williamson County, Texas; In the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas
p)  Civil Action No. 1:19-CV-1163; Amanda McCoy v. Williamson County, Texas et al., In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
q) Claim of Regina Wright.
r) Cause No. 19-0406-C368; Anthony Garcia and Victoria Garcia et al. v. Stephen Wade Freeman et al. v. Wayne Finch et al.; In the 368th District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
s) Civil Action No. 1:20-CV-00062; Jaivonte Roberts v. Williamson County, Texas et al., In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
t) Case: 1:20-CV-255-LY; Jay Kreper v. Williamson County et al.; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
u) Cause No. 20-0752-C26; County of Williamson, by and through the Williamson County Commissioners Court v. Robert Chody, Individually and in his Official Capacity as Sheriff of Williamson County; In the 26th District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
v) Legal matters relating to Javier Ambler.
w) Heather Vargas - Texas Workforce Commission/EEOC Charge.
x) U.S. Department of Labor - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veteran's Employment and Training Service Case # TX-2020-00017-20-G - Brooke Kronmiller.  
y) Case No. 1:20-CV-00842; SonWest Co. v. J. TERRON EVERSTON, in his official capacity as Williamson County Engineer, et al.;   In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.
z) Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-836; Heather Fiery v. Williamson County; In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division.
aa) Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-836; Elizabeth Firey v. Williamson County, In The United States District Court for the Western District Of Texas Austin Division.
bb) Cause No. 20-1213-C368; Michael Klier v. Williamson County; In the 368th Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas.
 
24.
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.
 
25. 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 21st day of August 2020 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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