OC Commissioners’ Court set for Monday
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will hold a regular
court session on Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom of
the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 S. 6th
Street in Orange.
Deborah Rawls, county auditor, will ask the Commissioners to
discuss and take possible action regarding the payment of bills including
$21,652.83 to U.T.M.B. from the general fund for contract payment due July 15.
The total amount of bills needing to be paid this week will be announced at the
County Judge Carl Thibodeaux will bring the court up to date
regarding the Veteran’s Office. He and the Commissioners will discuss and take possible
action regarding the Veteran’s Service Officer Applications.
Jeff Kelley, director of Emergency Management, will update
the court on the current wildfire conditions in Orange County. The
Commissioners will discuss and take possible action regarding the update.
Kelley will also update the court on any and all projects
currently handled by his office. The Commissioners will take action if
Orange County Sheriff, Keith Merritt, will ask Thibodeaux to
sign the award document accepting the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
2011/2012 Tobacco Grant.
Lynda Gunstream, Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector, will
ask the court to discuss and take possible action regarding the yearly request
by the Department of Motor Vehicles to review the optional $10 Road and Bridge
fee currently collected when registering a vehicle in the county. The fee is
not to exceed $10. The other optional fee is the Child Safety fee not currently
imposed by the county. This fee is not to exceed $1.50.
Connie Cassidy will ask the Commissioners to discuss and
take possible action regarding the transfer of the following items: IBM typewriter
from Surplus to the Tax Office; printer from the District Attorney’s office to
Surplus; and three IBM Typewriter from the County Clerk’s office to Surplus.
Cassidy will also ask the court to discuss and take possible
action regarding rewarding the bid on the bulk fuel for Orange County. She will
also ask the court to discuss and take possible action regarding the bid on the
installation of the on-site sewage facilities and tie-ins.
The Maintenance Department, Health and Code Compliance and
the AgriLife Extension office will give their monthly departmental reports.
They will provide the members of the court with a short written report,
followed by no more than a five minute verbal report with questions and answers
Douglas Manning, Assistant County Attorney will ask the
court go into a closed meeting 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 then return into an open meeting to take any
necessary action based upon discussion in the closed meeting.