Commissioners’ Court approves contract for culvert replacement



Gilbert Castillo from Charlotte, cutting his cake when he was honored for his service while working for Commissioners’ Precinct 3. He retired as Foramen of the precinct.

Gilbert Castillo from Charlotte, cutting his cake when he was honored for his service while working for Commissioners’ Precinct 3. He retired as Foramen of the precinct.

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court First Regular Meeting January 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge

Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4).

• After call to order of the First Regular Meeting, Walt Rakowitz of Rakowitz Engineering requested appropriate action concerning Lots 8 & 9 of the revised Woodland Estates Subdivision being 1.31 acres located off of Woodland Drive in Pleasanton, Texas. Request was granted.

• Judge Hurley requested appropriate action concerning an order designating areas essential for the operations of the court and prohibiting weapons from being brought into courts or offices utilized by a court, including handguns possessed by a handgun license. Request was approved.

• Walt Rakowitz requested appropriate action concerning approval of contract between Rakowitz Engineering LLC and Atascosa County for the TxCDBG Project, McCoy Water, Leming, Texas, Water Well #7215019. Request was granted.

Walt Rakowitz then requested appropriate action concerning approval of contract between JW Hughes Excavation, Inc. and Atascosa County for the County Road 422 culvert replacement in the amount of $43,000.00 for full performance of the contract. Request was approved.

• Edward Richter, Atascosa County Constable, Precinct 2, requested appropriate action concerning Reading into Commissioners’ Court record the Tier 1 Partial Exemption Racial Profiling Report. Request was granted.

• Constable Richter then requested appropriate action concerning reading into Commissioners’ Court record the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report. Request was approved.

• The office of Laura Pawelek, Atascosa County Treasurer, requested appropriate action concerning Treasurer’s Report for December, 2015. Request was granted.

• Janice Ruple, Atascosa County Elections Administrator, requested appropriate action concerning Extended Warranties on e-Slates and JBC machine, totalling $3,480.00. Request was approved.

• The office of Rene Peña, District Attorney, requested appropriate action concerning personnel. He requested the employment of Samuel A. Katz, as a Full Time Assistant District Attorney at a pay rate of $80,000.00 anually, beginning January 18, 2016. Request was granted.

• Ray Samson, Atascosa

County Auditor, requested appropriate action concerning allowing the County

Auditor to advertise for the following bids: on road materials for all precincts; for bids on gas and diesel for all precincts; for hauling for all precincts; and for culverts for all precincts. Advertisement for bids will be in the newspaper on Wednesdays,

January 13 and January

20. Bids will be due on

February 3, by 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened at 3:00 p.m. February 3.

Bids will be presented to

Commissioners’ Court on

Monday, February 8, 2016.

Request was approved.

• Comm. Lonnie

Gillespie, Pct. 1, requested appropriate action concerning the installation of a flag pole for Justice of the Peace, Pct 4., in the amount of $1,676.00 from Ameritex Flag & Flagpole, LLC. Request was granted.

• Judge Bob Hurley asked for appropriate action concerning Capital Outlay Expenditure Requests.

• Todd Perna, Atascosa County Fire Marshal, requested appropriate action concerning installation and equipment from COPsync in the amount of $19,968.10. Request was approved.

• David Soward, Atascosa County Sheriff, requested appropriate action concerning purchase of (2) radar units and equipment installed from Cap Fleet Outfitters in the amount of $5,064.60. Request was granted.

Sheriff Soward then requested appropriate action concerning Buyboard Bid purchase from Caldwell County Ford and Chevy of (4) 2016 Chevy Tahoes w/ options listed features and equipment in the amount of $146,896.00 from Capital Outlay and the balance of $18,857.20 from the Sheriff’s Budget. Request was approved.

Sheriff Soward requested appropriate action concerning purchase from Dodge City, (1) Ram 1500 SSV Crew 4×4 w/all equipment and features included from Capital Outlay in the amount of $28,416.00. Request was granted.

Sheriff Soward then requested appropriate action concerning Buyboard Bid purchase from Caldwell County Ford and Chevy, of (1) Chevrolet Silverado 1500, w/all options and equipment listed and included in the amount of $33,834.70. Request was approved.

Sheriff Soward requested appropriate action concerning purchase from Dell Computer, (2) Optiplex 9030 A10 BTX, (210-ACLJ)O w/ all equipment, software listed included out of Capital Outlay in the amount of $1,700.00, balance of $713.74 paid by Chapter 59 funds. Request was granted.

• Loretta Holley, Atascosa County Tax Assessor- Collector, requested appropriate action concerning approval of using 2015 budgeted Capital Outlay money for the scanning and microfilming of old tax roll books and abstract books at the amount of $31,902.30 from Precision Micrographics & Imaging, Inc. Request was approved.

• Comm. Freddie Ogden, Pct. 3, requested appropriate action concerning recognition of Gilbert Castillo’s 28 years of service and retirement on December 31, 2015, as an employee in Pct. 3. Castillo was Precinct 3 Foreman for the previous 6 years. He was honored with a plaque, followed by a cake, commemorating his service.

• Judge Hurley asked for approval of reports and bills to be paid.

Judge Hurley then requested appropriate action to correct the motion on ordering bills paid from Commissioners’ Court record on December 28, 2015, agenda item #13. Request was approved.

Honorable Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley mentioned to those in attendance that the Second Regular Meeting of Commissioners’ Court would be on Monday, January 25, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Meeting was then adjourned.


Gilbert Castillo, Charlotte resident and longtime Atascosa County Precinct 3 employee, was applauded during Commissioners’ Court meeting, Monday, January 11, when he was recognized for his service to the county. He retired as Foreman in Pct. 3 on December 31, 2015 after 28 years with the precinct. County Commissioner Freddie Ogden, Pct. 3, is presenting Castillo with a plaque.

Gilbert Castillo, Charlotte resident and longtime Atascosa County Precinct 3 employee, was applauded during Commissioners’ Court meeting, Monday, January 11, when he was recognized for his service to the county. He retired as Foreman in Pct. 3 on December 31, 2015 after 28 years with the precinct. County Commissioner Freddie Ogden, Pct. 3, is presenting Castillo with a plaque.

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