County to discuss the redistricting of precincts
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will hold a special court session on Monday, July 25 at 2 p.m. In the Commissioners’ Courtroom of the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 S. 6th Street in Orange.
The Commissioners will first discuss and take possible action regarding the presentation from Rolando L. Rios and Associates, PLLC concerning the redistricting of Commissioner precincts.
They will then discuss and take possible action regarding filing in the minutes of the court revenue received from the City of Orange in the amount of $6,670, which is a reimbursement for road materials.
The Court will discuss and take possible action regarding the approval of the monthly reports from the County Treasure for the month ending June 30, 2011, and recording in the minutes of the court: approval of interest earned to date in the amount of $61,132.31; approval of investments in TexPool, Super Investments-General Fund, Treasurer Investments-General Fund, Certificates of Deposits and Government Agencies in the amount of $69,479.03; Treasurer’s Report of revenues received and disbursed in accordance with the Local Government Code 114.026(a)(d) and affidavit of approval by court. This report will be available on the county’s web site for viewing; and pledged security collateral for a total of $32,593,877.21, summary as follows: Wells Fargo Bank $20,949,564.76 and Capital One Bank $11,644,312.45.
The Court will discuss and take possible action regarding filing in the minutes of the Court the County Treasurer’s Quarterly Investment report as required by HB 2459, Public Funds Investment Act. This report is for quarter ending June 30, 2011 and will be available for viewing on the County’s web site.
The Commissioners will discuss and take possible action regarding the payment of bills approved by the County Auditor including: $597,472.88 to APAC from the general fund for road improvements. The total amount for bills due this week will be announced at the meeting on Monday.
The Court will discuss and take possible action regarding the line item transfers as follows:
For the County Clerk, $45 from equipment non-inventory to dues and membership to provide funds for the remainder of the fiscal year.
For Pct. 4 Constable, $100 from public safety supplies to cleaning law enforcement uniforms to provide funds for the remainder of the fiscal year; and $950 from equipment non-inventory to general machinery and equipment to provide funds for an X-26 taser and accessories.
For County Court at Law No. 2, $300 from printing and binding to registration fees, $200 from miscellaneous fees and services and $86 from office supplies to travel education to provide funds for the remainder of the fiscal year.
For Mosquito Control, $10,500 from aerial spraying-chemicals, $3,000 from chemical/lab supplies to overtime ($5,000), aircraft maintenance ($3,000) and rental-all ($2,500) to provide funds for the remainder of the fiscal year.
The Court will then hear an update on the currently wildfire conditions in Orange County from the Director of Emergency Management, Jeff Kelley. They will then decided whether to reinstate the burn ban or not.
Kelly will then update the Court on any projects being handled by his office. Action will be taken if necessary.
Kelley will also ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding the appointment of a Fair Housing Committee to complete the Fair Housing Activity Statement-Texas (FHAST) Form.
Patrick Beebe, Mosquito Control District Director, will ask the Commissioners to discuss and take possible action regarding the purchase of a radio headset for aircraft operation. One pilot’s radio headset is to be worn during aircraft operations. No additional funds are being requested. The pilot’s headset to be purchased at a cost of $1,200 from savings resulting from capital outlay expenditures.
The Court will then discuss and take possible action regarding the after hour use of Claiborne West Park by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of a Music Concert. Security is to be provided by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Court will then hear departmental reports from Social Services, Purchasing and the Parks department. Each department is to provide a written report to the members of the Court, followed by no more than a five minute verbal report. Action will be taken if necessary.
Douglas Manning, Assistant County Attorney, will then ask the Court to go into a closed session to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
The Court will return to an open meeting to take any action necessary based upon the discussion in the closed meeting.