The Orange County Commissioners’ Court is scheduled for Monday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 S. 6th Street in Orange.

The Commissioners will discuss and take action regarding the Court issuing a proclamation designating April 4 as “Confederate History and Heritage Month.” They will also discuss and take action regarding the Court issuing a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

Deborah Rawls, Orange County Auditor, will request approval regarding payment of the bills including $1,150 to Sparrow Funeral Home from the general fund for indigent funeral expenses and $3,250 to Memorial Funeral Home from the general fund for indigent funeral expenses (two cases at $1,150 each and one case at $950).

Rawls will also seek approval to transfer $100 from the office supply fund to registration ($50) and travel education ($50) to attend Texas Division of Emergency Management Conference.

Jeff Kelley, Orange County Emergency Management Services Coordinator will provide updates on any projects currently be worked on in his department.

Orange County Sheriff, Keith Merritt, will ask the Court to record in the minutes of the adoption of policy No. 9.12: Protective Vest/Body Armor policy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. This mandatory policy will be added to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office policy manual to meet the mandatory requirements to apply for a Bullet Proof Vest Grant through the U.S. Department of Justice.

Connie Cassidy, Orange County Purchasing Agent, will ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding utilizing the Buy Board Energy Saving Lighting Product Contract No. 368-10 and authorize the County Judge, Carl Thibodeaux, to sign the proposal from In Line Electric Solution of Texas, LLC. This project is funded by the SECO Stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant.

Cassidy will also ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding the rejection of all bids received and allow herself to re-bid on the County’s annual requirements for Prescription Pharmacy Services. She will also ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding the rejection of all bids received and allow herself to re-bid on the County’s annual requirements for Bulk Prescription Drugs for Inmates.

Cassidy will ask the Court to approve the transfer of six computers from the Elections Department into surplus.

Cassidy will ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding extending the bid due date for the Orange County Community Shelter Disaster Recovery Project Contract No. DRS10214, Project ID No. P00693. Upon approval, the original bid due date will be extended from April 5 to April 12 at 2 p.m.

The Court will then receive departmental reports from Road and Bridge, Records Management, MIS and Mosquito Control. These reports will come in a written format, but each department will have no more than five minutes to give a verbal report and give answers to any questions that may follow.

The Court will then have three closed meetings: the first to dices the purchase, sale or exchange of real property, the second is considered attorney-client privilege and is thus kept confidential.

The thirds is to deliberate commercial or financial information received from a business prospect that the government body seeks to have locate, stay or expand in or near the territory of the governmental body; and with which the governmental body is conducting economic development negotiations. The deliberation may also include offers of financial or other incentives to the business prospect.

After each closed meeting, the court will return to open meetings to take any action necessary based upon the discussion in the closed meeting.

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