Lamar County Commissioner’s Court Agenda August 14, 2007

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Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 14th day of August, 2017 at 9:00 am, in the Commissioners’ Courtroom located on the first floor of the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 North Main Street, Paris, Texas, at which time there will be discussion and/or action on the following subjects:

  1. Pledge of Allegiance. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2. Approval of minutes. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  3. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ receiving a presentation and/or update on the “Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) grant.  This grant is in the dollar amount of $50,000 from the Northeast Texas Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D).  “Tire Collection Events” were held in Lamar County, over the last eight weeks at The City of Reno, The City of Deport, The City of Blossom, and The City of Roxton.  Each location collected old residential and farm-used tires, for disposal in an environmentally safe and permitted location.

Lamar County plans to host a tire collection event in fall 2017, but the date, time and location have not been determined.  – Edwin Pickle and Robert Talley, Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

  1. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioner’s Court to receive an update on the “Supplemental Environmental Project” (SEP) in regards to receiving funds in the amount of $2,000 from Northeast Texas Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area, Inc.  SEP funds were used for “Cleanup of Unauthorized Trash Dumpsitesin Precinct One area.   Northeast Texas RC&D would reimburse Lamar County in the approximate amount of $2,000, for costs incurred by the Lamar County Commissioners for cleanup of unauthorized trash dumps.  –   Lamar County Commissioner Precinct One, Lawrence Malone; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners Court installing and/or laying down, crushed granite, lime, binder/stabilizer material, fuel and/or other items necessary to repair approximately 400 feet of the Prairiland Trail.

This 400-foot length of the trail is a test section.  If successful, Lamar County Commissioners’ Court will consider plans to repair/upgrade the remaining three miles of trail so that it may be acceptable for bicycle traffic. –  Lamar County Commissioner Precinct One, Lawrence Malone; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

  1. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court reviewing the Lamar County “Community Benefit Report” received from Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) on August 10, 2017. This benefit report reflects health care services that PRMC has provided to the community from the inception of the collaboration. This report includes information with regard to its charity care services to patients previously eligible for the Lamar County Indigent Healthcare program. The “Lamar County Indigent Care Affiliation Agreement” was approved by Commissioners’ Court on October 22, 2012. Since inception, PRMC has provided over $3 million in charity health care services, and of this amount, $527,405.48 is attributed to the time period from January 1, 2017, through July 31, 2017. – CEO, PRMC, Steve Hyde; CFO, PRMC, Donald McDaniel; Lamar County Treasurer, Nicki Bridgers; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2.  Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court making a contribution to the “1115 Medicaid Waiver Program” on behalf of Paris Regional Medical Center as per the “Lamar County Indigent Care Affiliation Agreement”. – Lamar County Treasurer, Nicki Bridgers; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  3. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court executing a “Consent to Assignment of Contracts” with Lamar County, Texas (the “County”), and allowing “Bryan & Bryan Asphalt, LCC” to assume the contracts of “Bryan & Bryan Asphalt Road Oil, Ltd”.

“Bryan & Bryan Asphalt, LCC” is the new name of “Bryan & Bryan Asphalt Road Oil, Ltd”.  It is the same company and the same people.  Only the name has changed.  – Ross Hicks, Bryan & Bryan Asphalt; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

  1. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners Court adjusting the Lamar County health insurance medical renewal and plan design to reduce the proposed contract price increase.  If no changes are made to the current plan then the contract renewal rate will increase by $88,100.00 (i.e., 5.0%).  If suggested medical renewal and plan design alternates are adopted then Lamar County would experience an increase of only $9,748.00 (i.e., 0.6%).  Adjusting the current plan would save $78,352.00.

Specifically, it is suggested that Lamar County Commissioners Court adjust the Lamar County health insurance medical renewal and plan design to increase in-network Specialist and Urgent Care office visit co-pay from $30.00 to $40.00 for plan BCBS 1200-NG.  It is also proposed that in-network Specialist and Urgent Care office visit co-pay increase from $40.00 to $50.00 for plan BCBS 1500-NG.  Also, for plan BCBS 1500-NG that the out-of-pocket maximum is increased from $6,600.00 to $6,850.00 for individual and from $13,200.00 to $13,700.00 for a family.  Finally, it is suggested that the prescription drug co-pay for tier one prescription drugs be increased by $5.00 for both plans; that the prescription drug co-pay for tier two prescription drugs be increased by $15.00 for both plans; and that the prescription drug co-pay for tier three prescription drugs be increased by $10.00 for both plans. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.

  1. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving an update and status report on repairs, and needed repairs, in the Courthouse and/or other County property.  The item contemplates Lamar County Commissioners’ taking reasonable action as needed to repair and/or maintain County property. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  2. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the minutes the letter dated 7/5/17, that the County Judge Superville sent to the Texas Historical Commission regarding that Lamar County has applied to the Texas Department of Emergency Management for a grant under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). THC has returned letter back to our office stating “no historic properties affected project may proceed”, dated 7/21/17. This grant provides funding for measures designed to reduce or eliminate future disaster damage and disaster relief expenditures.  Lamar County proposes to install a 300kw generator at the existing Lamar County Sheriff’s Office/Lamar County Dispatch/Lamar County Jail facility.   At this time, Lamar County will proceed with the grant.  – Emergency Management Coordinator, Quincy Blount; Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr
  3. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the minutes a copy of the letter dated July 26, 2017, that the County Judge received from Mr. Tommy Henderson, Director of Operations with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This letter is in regards to TxDOT authorizing the release of the salvage Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), and for Lamar County to coordinate with Michael Gibson, Maintenance Section Supervisor to work out the details of securing the materials.  Lamar County is participating in the County Assistance Program FY 2017. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  4. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court contracting for labor to operate county equipment and to pay for fuel, to repair the Lamar County Courthouse parking lot. – Lamar County Commissioner Precinct One, Lawrence Malone
  5. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court authorizing Commissioner Precinct Three, Ronnie Bass to execute a “Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Pat Mayse Lake, and Lamar County”.

Lamar County agrees to partner with the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide construction equipment and labor when available to assist in the maintenance of the roads and right-of-way’s leading to and within the Public Use Areas (PUA) of Pat Mayse Lake, – Lamar County Commissioner Precinct Three, Ronnie Bass

  1.  Discussion and or action by Lamar County Commissioner’s Court to declare a list of Road and Bridge asset and equipment items as surplus, per Local Government Code 263.151. – Commissioner Precinct Four, Keith Mitchell
  2.  Discussion and or action by Lamar County Commissioner’s Court to order the disposition of Road and Bridge asset and equipment items declared as surplus, per Local Government Code 263.152, by auction process thru Auctioneer Express. This item may require allowing a member of the Commissioners’ Court to sign an agreement with the auctioneer agent.  – Commissioner Precinct Four, Keith Mitchell
  3. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving the Quarterly Investment Report from April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017. –   Lamar County Treasurer, Nicki Bridgers
  4. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court appointing a member of the Commissioners’ Court to the “Lamar County Court Security Committee”.  This committee will establish policies and procedures to provide adequate security for the Lamar County Court System.   – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  5. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $32,435.18 as per Section 111.0106 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received from FEMA related to the County’s Disaster Declarations from flood damage incurred in 2015. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  6. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $32,435.18 to be utilized by the County for road repairs. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  7. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $139,375.49 as per Section 111.0106 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received from FEMA related to the County’s Disaster Declarations from flood damage incurred in 2015. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  8. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $139,375.49 to be utilized by the County for road repairs. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  9. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $3,000.00 as per Section 111.0106 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received Ark-Tex Council of Governments for Community Clean-up Grant. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  10. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from all public or private grant or aid money in the amount of $3,000.00 to be utilized by the County to collect and dispose of tires within the county in the Spring. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  11. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $20,925.00 as per Section 111.0108 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received from the Texas Association of Counties reimbursement claims for insurance proceeds for Sheriff’s Department 2016 Ford Explorer which was totaled in a collision. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  12. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $20,925.00 to be utilized by the Sheriff’s Department towards the purchase of vehicle replacement. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  13. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $5,212.46 as per Section 111.0108 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received from the Texas Association of Counties reimbursement claims for lightning damage to the Sheriff’s Department Watch guard server. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  14. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $5,212.46 to be utilized by the Sheriff’s Department to replace Watch guard server. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  15. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court receiving from the County Auditor’s Office certification of money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $532.70 as per Section 111.0108 of the Texas Local Government Code. This revenue represents funds received from the Texas Association of Counties reimbursement claims for insurance proceeds to replace a broken window in the jail. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  16. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court adopting a special budget for the limited purpose of spending money from a new source not anticipated in the amount of $532.70 to be utilized by the County to replace broken window in the jail. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  17. Discussion and/or action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding line-item transfers for various offices. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  18. – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall
  19. BUDGET WORKSHOPS – Public hearings and/or discussions regarding 2017-2018 Lamar County budgets. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  20. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court entering an Order for Salary and Allowances of Elected Officials for the fiscal year 2017-2018. – Lamar County Judge, M.C. Superville, Jr.
  21. Discussion and/or action regarding Lamar County Commissioners’ Court regarding the proposed tax rate for the fiscal year 2017-2018.   If the proposed tax rate will exceed the rollback rate or the effective tax rate (whichever is lower), the Commissioners’ Court will take a vote for the record and schedule public hearings.  – Lamar County Auditor, Kayla Hall