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MINUTES OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021


STATE OF TEXAS )(
COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON )(

BE IT REMEMBERED that at  5:07 P.M. on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021, a SPECIAL SESSION of the Commissioners Court of Williamson County, Texas, was held with the following being present, to-wit:
Present:
County Judge Bill Gravell, Jr.  
 
Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook  
 
Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long  
 
Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey  
 
Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles  
 
County Clerk Nancy E. Rister  
Others Present:
Hal C. Hawes, General Counsel to Williamson County Commissioners Court
Shannon Francis, Assistant to General Counsel
 
             
The Commissioners Court of Williamson County, Texas and the City of Taylor City Council will meet in a Joint Special Called Public Session and Meeting at the above-referenced Public Meeting Place on the Date and Time set out above. At such meeting, the members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court and the City of Taylor City Council may deliberate, discuss, consider, receive information, and/or take action upon the matters referenced in this Notice of Public Meeting in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code.
             
AGENDA
             
Williamson County – Call to Order, Quorum Determined, and Meeting Declared Open.
             
City of Taylor – Call to Order, Quorum Determined, and Meeting Declared Open.
             
             
1. Williamson County – Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approval of holding a Special Session of the Williamson County Commissioners Court jointly with the City of Taylor City Council, at the Taylor ISD Event Center, 3101 N Main Street, Taylor, Texas, on this 8th day of September, 2021 in order to discuss, consider, receive information, and/or take action upon the matters referenced in this Notice.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To hold a Special Session of the Williamson County Commissioners Court jointly with the City of Taylor City Council, at the Taylor Independent School District (ISD) Event Center, 3101 North Main Street, Taylor, Texas, on this 8th day of September, 2021 in order to discuss, consider, receive information, and/or take action upon the matters referenced in this Notice.
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell, Jr.
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
             
2. City of Taylor – Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approval of holding a Special Session of the City of Taylor City Council jointly with the Williamson County Commissioners Court, at the Taylor ISD Event Center, 3101 N Main Street, Taylor, Texas, on this 8th day of September, 2021 in order to discuss, consider, receive information, and/or take action upon the matters referenced in this Notice.
  The City of Taylor took a vote on the Special Session.
             
Williamson County – Welcome and Introductions
             
City of Taylor – Welcome and Introductions
 
 
             
Remarks by Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC and Taylor Independent School District
  Those who addressed the Court:
Vice President of Manufacturing & Systems Technology Jon Taylor
Taylor Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Dr. Devin Padavil
 
             
             
3. Williamson County – Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a resolution to support Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC’s selection of Williamson County as the location of its semiconductor plant; on a Chapter 381 Economic and Development Program Agreement and Development Agreement with Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC; and to authorize the County Judge to execute such resolution and agreements. 
 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To approve a resolution to support Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC’s selection of Williamson County as the location of its semiconductor plant on a Chapter 381 Economic and Development Program Agreement and Development Agreement with Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC and to authorize the execution of the resolution and agreements. 
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell, Jr.
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  Attachments:
  Agreement
  Resolution
 
             
4. City of Taylor – Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a resolution to support Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC’s selection of City of Taylor, Williamson County as the location of its semiconductor plant; Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Tax Abatement Agreement, a Development Agreement, a Development Review Services Reimbursement Agreement and a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. Two Economic Development Agreement and Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Agreement, with Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, and to take the necessary actions related thereto.
  The City of Taylor took a vote on their Resolution.
             
5. Williamson County Public Comment Period.
  Those who addressed the Court:
Samantha McIntire of Hutto
Emilio De La Garza of Taylor
Carmelita Gonzales of Taylor
Richard Ridings of Austin, Travis County
Ed Latson of Travis County
Michael Smith of Hutto
Lance White of Taylor
 
 
             
6. Taylor Citizen Communication.
  Those who addressed the Court:
Rob Snow of Taylor
Tony Bennett of Austin
Michael Prillaman of Taylor
Mark Thomas of Taylor
Ian Davis of Taylor
Jim Newman of Taylor
Thomas Martinez of Taylor
Tia Rae Stone of Taylor
Moppy Miller of Taylor

 
             
Adjournments
             
COMMISSIONERS COURT ADJOURNED AT  6:24 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021.

THE FOREGOING MINUTES had at a Special Session of Commissioners Court of Williamson County, Texas, having been read are hereby approved this 14th day of September, 2021.


ATTEST: Nancy E. Rister, Clerk of Commissioners Court, Williamson County, Texas

By: Amanda Brown, Deputy/Executive Assistant to County Clerk

    

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