County to discuss Veteran’s Service Office
The Orange County Commissioners will hold a regular court session on Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, located in the county administration building at 123 S. 6th Street in Orange.
The court will first recognize Mr. Jim Mainer to give a presentation to the Commissioner concerning the organization and mission of the UMC UM Army.
Deborah Rawls, county auditor, will ask the court to discuss and take possible action regarding payment of bills approved by the County Auditor, which include: $95,904.25 to O.C.A.D., from general fund for third quarter funding due July 1; and $43,395.97 to Carroll & Blackman, Inc., from general fund for coastal study for storm surge in Orange County.
Rawls will also ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding the adoption of a Special Budget, in accordance with the provisions of Local Government Code §111.0106 between Orange County and Texas Department of Rural Affairs for the coastal study for storm surge in Orange County.
Rawls will ask the court to discuss and take possible action regarding Line Item Transfer for the 128th Judicial District Court: $700 from books and publications to office furnishings to provide funds for the remainder of the fiscal year; and for the Contingency/Tax Assessor Collector: $1,000 from capital outlay contingency to equipment lease to provide funds for RTS equipment lease for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Jeff Kelley, Emergency Management Director, will update the county of the current wildfire conditions and burn ban status in Orange County. The Commissioners will take action if necessary.
Kelley will update the court on the different projects being handled by his office. The Commissioners will take action if necessary.
The Commissioners will discuss and take possible action regarding the Orange County Veteran’s Service Office. They will also discuss and take possible to advertise and appoint the vacant positions of Veteran Service Officer and Benefit Coordinator position.
The Court will then discuss and take possible action regarding current landfill issues and appointing new members to the Orange County Airport Advisory Board.
Orange County Sheriff, Keith Meritt, will ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding the approval and acceptance of the 2011-2012 contract with the Orangefield ISD. This contract is to be effective on August 22, 2011 and shall continue from year to year, thereafter unless any party involved gives sixty days notice. It will be for the procurement of an Off Duty Officer for employment and equipment expenses. Upon approval, it is requested that Judge Carl Thibodeaux sign each copy of the contract and return to the Sheriff’s Office.
Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector, Lynda Gunstream, will ask the Commissioners to Discuss regarding the Tax Office closure for Wednesday, June 15, for computer upgrade in association with reorganization of Customer Service.
Discussion and possible action regarding the purchase of a wireless microphone system for the County Court at Law. This is not an approved Capital Outlay item.
Orange County Maintenance Coordinator, Mark Wimberly, will ask the Court to discuss and take possible action regarding change order No. 1 for the Adult Probation Building and he for the purchase of a wireless microphone system for the County Court at Law. This is not an approved Capital Outlay item.
Purchasing Agent, Connie Cassidy, will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding the advertisement for bids on the County’s annual requirements for bulk fuel and the advertisement for bids on one Zodiac Inflatable Rescue Watercraft Boat/Motor/Trailer. This is a request from the Emergency Management Department and will be funded by the Department of Homeland Security.
Cassidy will also ask the Court to discuss and taken possible action regarding entering into the minutes the exit inventory for the Veteran’s Office.
Director of Health and Code Compliance, Joel Ardoin, will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action on approval of the ten applications recommended by the On-Site project committee for the Community Development Block Grant.
The Court will then hear a short, five minute report from the Maintenance Department, Health and Code Compliance and the AgriLife Extension Office. Each department will also provide a short written report to the member of the Court. The Commissioners will take action if necessary.
The Court will go into several closed meeting sessions. After each session, the Court will return to open meeting to take any action necessary based upon the discussion in the closed meeting.
In the first closed meeting, Assistant County Attorney, Douglas Manning, and the Commissioners will deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property. It is the position of the governing body that deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person. The meeting will be taped.
In the second closed meeting, Manning and the Commissioners will 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.