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MINUTES OF THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2017


 
STATE OF TEXAS )(
COUNTY OF WILLIAMSON )(

BE IT REMEMBERED that at 9:35 A.M. on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017, a REGULAR SESSION of the Commissioners' Court of Williamson County, Texas, was held with the following being present, to-wit:
Present:
County Judge Dan A. Gattis  
 
Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook  
 
Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long  
 
Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey  
 
Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen  
 
County Clerk Nancy E. Rister  
Others Present:
Hal C. Hawes, General Counsel to Williamson County Commissioners' Court
Stan O. Springerley, Assistant General Counsel to Williamson County Commissioners' Court
Brandy Cox, Deputy County Clerk
Carolyn Deibler, Deputy County Clerk
             
1. Review and approval of minutes.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
Motion: To approve the Minutes of the January 31, 2017 meeting.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  01.31.2017 CC Minutes
 
             
2.
Consider noting in minutes any off right-of-way work on any County road done by Road & Bridge Division.
  Motion by: County Judge Dan A. Gattis 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
Motion: To note in the Minutes the off right-of-way work to cut and clear vegetation on the property of Mr. Marion Shipman at 3150 County Road (CR) 258 in Liberty Hill that is impeding sight distance at a sharp curve on CR 258 east of Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
             
3.
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.

  Accounts Payable/Payroll Manager Nathan Zinsmeyer addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
Motion: To authorize the payment of bills totaling $4,234,089.87 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 Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
             
4.
Citizen comments.
  Gail Price of Georgetown and John Drummond of Georgetown addressed the Court.
 
             
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 5 – 14 )
             
5. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the disposal of various county assets through auction including, (1) Surge protector, (1) Laserjet printer, (11) Weed eaters, (12) Chainsaw's, (2) Blowers, (1) Bookcase, (1) File cabinet, (3) Computers and (1) White Onan 2000 Generator (see attached lists) pursuant to Tx. Local Gov't Code Section 263.152.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve authorizing the disposal of various county assets through auction, including (1) Surge protector, (1) Laserjet printer, (11) Weed eaters, (12) Chainsaws, (2) Blowers, (1) Bookcase, (1) File cabinet, (3) Computers and (1) White Onan 2000 Generator (see attached lists); pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 263.152.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Asset Transfer
  Asset Transfer 2
 
             
6. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on authorizing the disposal of (1) Dell laptop through interdepartmental transfer (see attached list) pursuant to Tx. Local Gov't Code Section 263.152.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve authorizing the disposal of (1) Dell laptop through interdepartmental transfer (see attached list); pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 263.152.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Asset Transfer
 
             
7. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving compensation changes, position titles changes, position grade changes and any corresponding line item transfers.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve compensation changes, position titles changes, position grade changes, and any corresponding line item transfers.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  LIT
  Comp Items
 
             
8. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding approval and receipt of agreement for vehicle reimbursements during off-duty work conducted by Constable Pct. 3, with the Red Poppy Bike Ride, 2017.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve and acknowledge receipt of Agreement for Vehicle Reimbursements during off-duty work conducted by Constable Precinct #3, with the Red Poppy Bike Ride 2017.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Red Poppy Event 2017
 
             
9. Receive and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services between Steger Bizzell Engineering, Inc. and Williamson County dated January 17, 2017 for Professional Engineering Design Services for Culverts for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve receipt and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services with Steger Bizzell Engineering, Inc., dated January 17, 2017, for Professional Engineering Design Services for Culverts for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Steger Bizzell - WA #1 - Cross Culverts
 
             
10. Receive and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 2 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services between Bizzell Engineering, Inc.  and Williamson County dated January 17, 2017 for On Call Professional Engineering Services for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve receipt and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 2 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services with Bizzell Engineering, Inc., dated January 17, 2017, for On Call Professional Engineering Services for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Steger Bizzell - WA #2 - On Call Culvert
 
             
11. Receive and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services between PaveTex Engineering & Testing, Inc. and Williamson County dated January 10, 2017 for On Call Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing for Williamson County Road and Bridge. 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve receipt and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services with PaveTex Engineering & Testing, Inc., dated January 10, 2017, for On Call Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  PaveTex-Geotech - WA#1
 
             
12. Receive and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services between Rodriguez Engineering Laboratories, LLC and Williamson County dated January 10, 2017 for On Call Geotechnical Engineering and Material Testing for Williamson County Road and Bridge. 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve receipt and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 1 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services with Rodriguez Engineering Laboratories, LLC, dated January 10, 2017, for On Call Geotechnical Engineering and Material Testing for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Rodriguez - Geotechnical - WA1 - 1.31.17
 
             
13. Receive and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 2 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services between Kimley-Horn and Associates and Williamson County dated September 3, 2015 for Traffic Signal Warrant Study – CR 119 / Limmer Loop for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court. 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve receipt and acknowledge Work Authorization No. 2 under Williamson County Contract for Engineering Services with Kimley-Horn and Associates, dated September 3, 2015, for Traffic Signal Warrant Study – County Road (CR) 119 / Limmer Loop for Williamson County Road and Bridge.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  WA 2 - Signal Warrant Study - CR 119 at Limmer Loop
 
             
14. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving a variance request from the 25-foot building setback requirement according to Paragraph F2.2 of the 2013 Williamson County Subdivision Regulations for Lots 63 & 64 of the Santa Rita Ranch South Section 14 subdivision - Pct 2.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve a variance request from the 25-foot building setback requirement according to Paragraph F2.2 of the 2013 Williamson County Subdivision Regulations for Lots 63 & 64 of the Santa Rita Ranch South Section 14 subdivision - Precinct #2.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Plot Plans - Lots 63 & 64
  Variance Request Letter (Pulte)
 
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
15. Hear update on Sacred Heart and Samaritan Health Ministries clinics.
  Founder and Executive Director of Sacred Heart Community Clinic Liz Burton-Garcia and Executive Director of Samaritan Health Ministries Erika Pratt addressed the Court.  No action was taken on this item.
             
16. Hear update and discuss bills filed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session.
  Financial Manager Melanie Denny and General Counsel to Commissioners' Court Hal Hawes addressed the Court.  No action was taken on this item.
             
17. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on the Department of Infrastructure projects and issues update.
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court.  No action was taken on this item.
             
18. Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action regarding the "Notice of Termination for Stormwater Discharges associated with Construction Activities" for CR 170, a Road Bond Project in Commissioner Pct. 4.
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
Motion: To approve the Notice of Termination for Stormwater Discharges associated with Construction Activities for County Road (CR) 170, a Road Bond Project in Precinct #4.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  13IFB00119 CR NOT
 
             
19. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a Contract for Utility Coordination and Relocation Services between Williamson County and Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. relating to the 2013 Road Bond Program. 
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
Motion: To approve a Contract for Utility Coordination and Relocation Services with Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. relating to the 2013 Road Bond Program.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  CobbFendley-Contract-UtilityCoordination
 
             
20. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a Real Estate Contract with Richard and Irene Mutai for right of way needed on CR 111 (Parcel 4). 
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
Motion: To approve a Real Estate Contract with Richard and Irene Mutai for Right-of-Way (ROW) needed on County Road (CR) 111 (Parcel 4).
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Mutai contract
 
             
21. Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to the Agreement for Landscape Architectural Phase II Services between Williamson County and Design Workshop, Inc. for the performance of additional landscape architectural services in relation to the River Ranch County Park.
  Senior Director of Parks and Recreation Randy Bell addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
Motion: To approve Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to the Agreement for Landscape Architectural Phase II Services with Design Workshop, Inc. for the performance of additional landscape architectural services in relation to the River Ranch County Park.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Additional Services
 
             
22. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on filling the expiring term of Robert L. Bennett, Jr. on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors with Amy Ellsworth who will serve a two-year term beginning on February 1st, 2017 and ending on January 31st, 2019.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To appoint Amy Ellsworth to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning February 7, 2017 and ending January 31, 2019.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
Other: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook (Abstain)
 
_________________________________________
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
   
Motion: To table the motion to appoint Amy Ellsworth to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning February 7, 2017 and ending January 31, 2019.

The motion died for lack of a second.

  Attachments:
  AmyE
 
             
23. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on filling the expiring term of Jim Mills on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors with John Miri who will serve a two-year term beginning on February 1st, 2017 and ending on January 31st, 2019.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To appoint John Miri to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning February 7, 2017 and ending January 31, 2019.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
Other: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook (Abstain)
 
________________________________________
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
   
Motion: To table the motion to appoint John Miri to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning February 7, 2017 and ending January 31, 2019.

The motion died for lack of a second.


  Attachments:
  Joh Miri Bio
 
             
24.
Discuss, consider and take appropriate action approving the installation of a sign on the exterior of the Williamson County Sheriff Office which identifies the facility located at 508 S. Rock Street, Georgetown, Texas as being the location of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.
  Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Ryle and Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
Motion: To approve the purchase of signs on the exterior of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office which identifies the facility located at 508 S. Rock Street, Georgetown, Texas as being the location of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office; with the stipulations that (1) we receive final approval from the City of Georgetown on their sign codes, etc., (2) drug seizure money is used for the purchase, and (3) the Facilities Department will sign-off on the installation.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Star Badge Sign
 
             
25. Discuss the existing structure and organization of the Williamson County and Cities Health District, as well consider and deliberate possibly transitioning from a Public Health District to a Local Health Department to be operated as a Williamson County department.
  The following persons addressed the Court:
First Assistant County Auditor Julie Kiley
Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) Executive Director John Teel
General Counsel to Commissioners' Court Hal Hawes

No action was taken on this item.
             
26. Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action to approve the expenditures to repair and replace parts for one of the three security Asta Rolling chain operated doors at the Jail facility.  Services to be completed by The Door Company for a total of $6,400.00. 
  General Counsel to Commissioners' Court Hal Hawes and Director of Facilities Gary Wilson addressed the Court.  
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve the expenditures to repair and replace parts for one of the three security Asta Rolling chain operated doors at the Jail facility; with services to be completed by The Door Company for a total of $6,400.00
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Service Agreement
  Quote from NJC, The Door Co
 
             
27. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the new Agreement for team building sessions for the Williamson County leadership staff within EMS, with Jaloway Leadership Consulting, LLC, that shall not exceed $3000.00.
 
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
Motion: To approve the new Agreement for team building sessions for the Williamson County leadership staff within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with Jaloway Leadership Consulting, LLC; not to exceed $3,000.00.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  1 - Agreement
  2 - Form 1295
 
             
28. Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action on exempting Nemo Q from the competitive bidding or proposal requirements established by Section 262.024 (a) (7) of the Texas Local Government Code, as the sole source provider of our warranty and maintenance on existing hardware and software for the customer queuing that includes Wait Anywhere/Call Ahead feature.
 
  Interim Purchasing Agent Kerstin Hancock and Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: County Judge Dan A. Gattis 
Motion: To exempt Nemo Q from the competitive bidding or proposal requirements established by Section 262.024 (a) (7) of the Texas Local Government Code, as the sole source provider of our warranty and maintenance on existing hardware and software for the customer queuing that includes Wait Anywhere/Call Ahead feature.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  1 - Justification Packet
 
             
29.
Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on a Supplemental Agreement No. 5 to the Agreement for Architectural and Engineering Services between Williamson County and BLGY, Inc. for the civil engineering utility easement design for a needed utility easement and electrical service in relationship to the Williamson County North Campus Project.
  Senior Director of Infrastructure Bob Daigh addressed the Court.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
Motion: To approve a Supplemental Agreement No. 5 to the Agreement for Architectural and Engineering Services with BLGY, Inc. for the civil engineering utility easement design for a needed utility easement and electrical service in relationship to the Williamson County North Campus Project.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
  Attachments:
  Supplemental Agreement BLGY
 
             
30. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the revised Agreement for thirty-six (36) month lease with Pitney Bowes for a SendPro P Series Postage Machine for the Williamson County Clerk’s Office at $475.47/month.
 
  The following persons addressed the Court:
County Clerk Nancy Rister
Interim Purchasing Agent Kerstin Hancock
General Counsel to Commissioners' Court Hal Hawes

The item was pulled from the Agenda.
  Attachments:
  1 - Revised Agreement CC
 
             
31. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on approving the revised Agreement for thirty-six (36) month lease with Pitney Bowes for a SendPro P Series Postage Machine for the Williamson County District Clerk’s Office at $475.47/month.
 
  This item was pulled from the Agenda.
  Attachments:
  1 - Revised Agreement DC
 
             
COMMISSIONERS' COURT RECESSED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 11:16 A.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017.
             
32. 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)    Discuss Pearson Road District.
    c)    Discuss North Woods Road District.
    d)    Project Columbus Balbo 
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
33. 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
1. Preliminary discussions relating to proposed or potential purchase or lease of property owned by third parties
    a)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for right-of-way for Mays St. Extension 
    b)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for SW 183 and SH 29 Loop. 
    c)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for CR 176 at RM 2243
    d)    Discuss the acquisition of real property with endangered species for mitigation purposes.
    e)    Discuss the acquisition of real property: CR 101
    f)    Discuss the acquisition of real property: CR 111
    g)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for CR 278 at Bagdad Rd.
    h)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for proposed CR 110 project. (All sections)
    i)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for County Facilities.
    j)    Discuss the acquisition of real property on CR 305. 
    k)    Discuss the acquisition of Easement interests for the Brushy Creek Trail Project. 
    l)    Discuss acquisition of property located at NEC of Toll 130 and Gattis School Rd. 
    m)    Discuss the acquisition of a drainage easement for CR 108.
    n)     Discuss easement acquisitions from San Gabriel River Ranch Subdivision.
    o)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for CR 258.
    p)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for Lakeline Blvd.
    q)    Discuss the acquisition of real property for US 183.
    r)      Discuss options for ingress and egress regarding access to Cedar Hollow Subdivision.

B.    Property or Real Estate owned by Williamson County
1). 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 183 A excess right of way
    c)    Discuss proposed sale of real estate of Blue Springs Blvd
    d)    Discuss transfer  of right of way for Westinghouse Rd. to the City of Georgetown.
    e)    Discuss wastewater easements in Berry Springs Park
    f)    Discuss Development Agreement with Ashby Capital Investments, LLC
    g)    Discuss sale of County property on Ronald Reagan Blvd. 

C.    Consider intervention in lawsuit regarding de-listing of Bone Cave harvestman
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
34. 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) Civil Action No.1:13-CV-505, Robert Lloyd v. Lisa Birkman, et al., In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
d) Employee/personnel related matters
e) 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.
f) Cause No. 15-0064-C277, Gordon v. Dollahite et al., In The District Court of Williamson County, Texas, 277th District
g) County Road 241 utility and Right-of-Way Issues and matters;
h) Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-431; Herman Crisp v. Williamson County, et al.; In the USDC-WD-Austin Division
i) Carolyn Barnes, et al. v. Texas Attorney General, et al.; Cause # D-1-GN-15-000877, in the 419th Judicial District Court of Travis County
j) Appeal of IRS Proposed Worker Classification Changes and Proposed Tax Adjustments 2011-2013; and Payment of Disputed Employment Taxes Pending Appeal
k) Potential claims and litigation against Volkswagen and Audi related to Volkswagen and Audi emission control systems on diesel engine vehicles in the period 2009 – 2015
l) Discuss proposed acquisition of property for SW 183 and SH 29 Loop
m) Claims of Texas Association for Children and Families
n) Civil Action; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
o) Legislative changes to firearms laws and possession of firearms on county property
p) LCRA’s proposed Leander to Round Rock 138k-V Transmission Line Project including but not limited to filing as an intervenor.
q) Notice of claim and demand of Morgan Lee Roach.
r) Labor and employment law review of Employee Policy Manual provisions and amendments.
s) Berry Springs Park and Preserve pipeline
t) Discuss subrogation claims related to medical claims incurred during the County’s contract with Allegiance Benefit Plan Management (TPA).
u) Discuss requirements related to health benefit plan.
v) Case No. 1:16-cv-00505-LY, Saturn v. Barnett et al., In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas-Austin Division
w) Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-1023 LY, Brian Carrier v. Lt. McKnight, et al., In The United States District Court For The Western District Of Texas, Austin Division
x) Cause No. 1JC-16-1540; Roy Earl Briggs v. Lt. Doug Wheless, In The Justice Court Precinct 1, Williamson County, Texas
y) Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-01185-SS-ML, Jose Refugio Fernandez-Madrid v. Keefe Commissary and the Williamson County Sheriff, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – Austin Division
z) Law relating requests for the closure, abandonment or vacation of roadway(s) in the Woodland Park Subdivision.
aa) Right of Entry and Wastewater Easement(s) in the Berry Springs Park and Preserve Tract
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
35.
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).
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
36.
Discuss the deployment or specific occasions for implementation of security personnel or devices in relation to the Williamson County Justice Center (Executive Session as per Texas Gov’t. Code § 551.076).
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
37. Deliberate the appointment of the Williamson County Treasurer; and conduct any interviews necessary with potential candidates for such appointment (Executive Session as per Tex. Gov. Code Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters).
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
38. Deliberate the appointment, employment and duties of the Williamson County Purchasing Agent (Executive Session as per Tex. Gov. Code Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters.)
  No action was taken in Executive Session.
             
COMMISSIONERS’ COURT RECONVENED FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 3:21 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017.
             
39. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning economic development.
  No action was taken on this item.
             
40. Discuss and take appropriate action concerning real estate.
  No action was taken on this item.
             
41. 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) Civil Action No.1:13-CV-505, Robert Lloyd v. Lisa Birkman, et al., In The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division
d) Employee/personnel related matters
e) 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.
f) Cause No. 15-0064-C277, Gordon v. Dollahite et al., In The District Court of Williamson County, Texas, 277th District
g) County Road 241 utility and Right-of-Way Issues and matters;
h) Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-431; Herman Crisp v. Williamson County, et al.; In the USDC-WD-Austin Division
i) Carolyn Barnes, et al. v. Texas Attorney General, et al.; Cause # D-1-GN-15-000877, in the 419th Judicial District Court of Travis County
j) Discuss, consider and take appropriate action regarding possible appeal of IRS Proposed Worker Classification Changes and Proposed Tax Adjustments 2011-2013; and approval of payment of disputed employment taxes pending appeal
k) Potential claims and litigation against Volkswagen and Audi related to Volkswagen and Audi emission control systems on diesel engine vehicles in the period 2009 – 2015
l) Discuss proposed acquisition of property for SW 183 and SH 29 Loop
m) Claims of Texas Association for Children and Families
n) Civil Action; American Stewards of Liberty, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., In the Western District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division
o) Action regarding legislative changes to firearms laws, to include but not be limited to the adoption and implementation of regulations and policies relating to the possession of firearms on and within Williamson County property and facilities.
p) LCRA’s proposed Leander to Round Rock 138k-V Transmission Line Project including but not limited to filing as an intervenor.
q) Notice of claim and demand of Morgan Lee Roach.
r) Berry Springs Park and Preserve pipeline
s) Discuss, consider, and take appropriate action regarding the handling, including but not limited to, the negotiating and approval of settlement offers, of subrogation claims related to medical claims incurred during the County’s contract with Allegiance Benefit Plan Management (TPA).
t) Discuss requirements related to health benefit plan.
u) Case No. 1:16-cv-00505-LY, Saturn v. Barnett et al., In The United States District Court For The Western District of Texas-Austin Division
v) Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-1023 LY, Brian Carrier v. Lt. McKnight, et al., In The United States District Court For The Western District Of Texas, Austin Division
w) Cause No. 1JC-16-1540; Roy Earl Briggs v. Lt. Doug Wheless, In The Justice Court Precinct 1, Williamson County, Texas
x) Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-01185-SS-ML, Jose Refugio Fernandez-Madrid v. Keefe Commissary and the Williamson County Sheriff, In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas – Austin Division
y) Law relating requests for the closure, abandonment or vacation of roadway(s) in the Woodland Park Subdivision.
z) Right of Entry and Wastewater Easement(s) in the Berry Springs Park and Preserve Tract
  No action was taken on this item.
             
42.
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.
  No action was taken on this item.
             
43. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of the Williamson County Treasurer who shall hold such office effective date TBD and continuing thereafter until the next general election pursuant to Loc. Gov’t Code Sec. 87.041.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
Motion: To appoint Scott Heselmeyer to fill the vacancy in the office of the Williamson County Treasurer and to serve as the Williamson County Treasurer until the next general election, with the effective date to be as soon as possible; pursuant to Local Government Code Section 87.041.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
             
44. Discuss, consider and take appropriate action on an appointment to fill the vacancy of the Williamson County Purchasing Agent, who shall hold office effective date 2/13/17 and thereafter, in accordance with Section 262.0115 of the Texas Local Government Code.
  Motion by: Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen 
  Second by: Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook 
Motion: To appoint Randy Barker to serve as the Williamson County Purchasing Agent, effective February 13, 2017; in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code Section 262.0115.
 
Aye: County Judge Dan A. Gattis
  Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Cook
  Commissioner Precinct 2 Cynthia Long
  Commissioner Precinct 3 Valerie Covey
  Commissioner Precinct 4 Larry Madsen
             
45. Comments from Commissioners.
  There were no comments.
COMMISSIONERS’ COURT ADJOURNED AT 3:38 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017.  
 
THE FOREGOING MINUTES had at a Regular Session of Commissioners’ Court of Williamson County, Texas, having been read are hereby approved this 14th day of February 2017.


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

By: Brandy Cox, Deputy

 

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