The Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting is set for Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m. and will be held in the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 South 6th Street in Orange.

County Judge Carl Thibodeaux will present the Orange County Historical Commission with the 2010 Distinguished Service award in recognition of its active and well-balanced preservation program.

Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeff Kelley, will give a report on the projects his office is currently working. The Commissioners will take necessary action if needed.

Kelley will also ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding the extension of the post Ike buyout program.

County Attorney and Assistant District Attorney, Doug Manning, will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action to rescind the action to set the compensation for the part time grand jury bailiff and to, further, correct the pay schedule for the same.

County Auditor Deborah Rawls will ask the court to discuss and take possible action regarding the adoption of a Special Budget in accordance with the provisions of Local Government Code § 111.0106 through the Secretary of State Elections Division for computer equipment for Voter Registration and TEAM.

Rawls will also seek approval to pay the weekly bills which include $21,652.83 to U.T.M.B, from the general fund, for the contract payment due April 15; and $802,052.90 to AshBritt Environmental from the general fund for restoration, generators and debris. The total amount due for the week will be announced at the Court meeting on Monday.

Connie Cassidy, Orange County purchasing agent, will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding the extension of a contract between Orange County and AshBritt Environmental for the provision of Disaster Recovery. This motion should authorize Thibodeaux to sign the same.

Cassidy will also ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding awarding the bid for the Road Improvement Project No. DRS010214.

Cassidy will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding entering into the minutes of the Court the exit inventory for 128th District Court Judge Pat Clark.

She will also ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding the transfer of the following items from the Juvenile Probation office to Surplus:
VHS Camcorder and Dimension 2400 computer. She will also ask the Court to transfer a lateral file cabinet from Surplus to the Juvenile Probation office.

The court will hear receive written reports and hear a five minute verbal report from the following departments: Maintenance Department, AgriLife/Extension, and the Veterans Office. The Health Code and Compliance department was due to give their report this week but will be absent and will give their report next week.

The Court will then move into a closed meeting, held pursuant to Tex. Gov Code §551.078, 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.

The Court will return to an open meeting to take any action necessary based upon the discussing in closed meeting.