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MINUTES OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT MEETING
January 1, 2019


STATE OF TEXAS )(
COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON )(

BE IT REMEMBERED that at 12:11 P.M. on TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019, a REGULAR SESSION of the Commissioners' Court of Williamson County, Texas, was held with the following being present, to-wit:
Present:
County Judge Bill Gravell  
 
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
Rebecca Pruitt, Executive Assistant to County Clerk
             
1. Review and approval of minutes.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To approve the Minutes of the December 18, 2018 meeting.
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell
 
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
 
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  Attachments:
  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.
  First Assistant County Auditor Julie Kiley addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To authorize the payment of bills totaling $1,724,344.19 from the computer printout, Addendum, Wire Transfer, Quick Check Report, and Electronic Benefit Payments from the proper line items, if found by the County Auditor to be legal expenses as appropriated in the County Budget.
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  Attachments:
  Addendum, Wire, BP
  Funding Report
 
             
3.
Citizen comments.
  There were no comments.  No action was taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  Summary Addendum, Wire, BP
  Funding Report
 
             
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 – 5 )
             
4. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action approving Official Bonds of newly sworn Elected Officials of Williamson County, Texas.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To approve the Official Bonds of newly sworn Elected Officials of Williamson County, Texas.
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  Attachments:
  Bonds
 
             
5. Acknowledge and enter into the official minutes the hiring of employees from newly Elected Officials of Williamson County. 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To acknowledge and enter into the official Minutes the hiring of employees from newly Elected Officials of Williamson County with a correction to positions 0718.001100 from "$57,364.88" to "$58,612.88" and 0714.001100 from "$81,827.76" to "$84,947.76".

 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  This item will be ratified in Commissioners' Court on January 8, 2019.
  Attachments:
  Arnold - Application to Employ Personnel
  Barker - Application to Employ Personnel
  Boles - Application to Employ Personnel
  David - Application to Employ Personnel
  Gravell - Application to Employ Personnel
  Hackenberg, Application to Employ Personnel
  Halford - Application to Employ Personnel
  Heselmeyer - Application to Employ Personnel
  Kennon Application to Employ Personnel
  Long - Application to Employ Personnel
  Mathews Application to Employ Personnel
  McLean - Application to Employ Personnel
  McMaster - Application to Employ Personnel
  Musselman - Application to Employ Personnel
  Rister - Application to Employ Personnel
  Staudt - Application to Employ Personnel
 
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
COMMISSIONERS' COURT ADJOURNED TO A PUBLIC HEARING AT 12:15 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019.
             
6. 11:35 a.m. Conduct public hearing relating to requests from various departments to increase the budgeted salary amount for positions noted in the attached list and discuss (1) the reason for the payment in excess of the budgeted amount is being offered to the employee, including the public purpose that will be served by making the excess payment; and (2) the exact amount of the excess payment, the sources of the payment, and the terms for distribution of the payment that effect and maintain the public purpose to be served by making the excess payment.  These increases will be funded using excess salary funds in the current approved budget.
  There were no comments.  No action was taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  Position Budget Changes
 
             
COMMISSIONERS’ COURT CAME OUT OF THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 12:16 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019.
             
7. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a request to increase the budgeted salary amount for various departments and positions noted in the attached list. These increases will be funded using excess salary funds in the current approved budget.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To approve an increase to the budgeted salary amount for various departments and positions noted in the attached list to be funded by excess salary funds in the current approved budget.
 
Aye: County Judge Bill Gravell
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Russ Boles
  This item will be ratified in Commissioners' Court on January 8, 2019.
  Attachments:
  Position Budget Changes
 
COMMISSIONERS’ COURT ADJOURNED AT 12:19 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019.

THE FOREGOING MINUTES had at a Regular Session of Commissioners’ Court of Williamson County, Texas, having been read are hereby approved this 8th day of January, 2019.


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

By: Rebecca Pruitt, Executive Assistant to County Clerk

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