Commissioners’ Court approves use of newly certified investigators to gain experience in Fire Marshal’s office




Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting April 13, 2015 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 Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley spoke for the office of District Attorney Rene Peña, requesting appropriate action concerning approval of longevity pay for Ass’t District Attorney Jennifer Tapia in the amount of $140.00/month beginning 4-13-2015. Request was approved.

Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco, Pct. 3, requested appropriate action concerning purchase of VISTA Solutions Group license agreement and the support licenses for up to 6 users, in the total amount of $2,400.00, using Justice Court Technology funds. Request was granted.

• Justice of the Peace Kyle D, Bradley, Pct. 2, requested appropriate action concerning personnel. He asked for the employment of Sonia Landeros as a Justice Court Clerk, PCT with a salary of $33,024.00/yearly, beginning April 13, 2015. Request was approved.

JP Bradley then requested moving existing employee, Imelda Placido, Justice Court Clerk to Chief Justice Court Clerk with a salary of $34,800.00/yearly, beginning April 13, 2015. Request was granted.

Atascosa County Fire Marshal, Emergency Management, Todd Perna requested appropriate action concerning approval of five volunteer fire investigators to work inside the County Fire Marshal’s office. It was pointed out that not only would these five individuals gain experience looking at fire scenes, they will provide much needed manpower to the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s office at no cost to the taxpayers. This is an excellent opportunity to help young and newly certified investigators gain experience and to teach them correct investigative techniques. Request was approved.

Fire Marshal Perna then requested appropriate action concerning approval of Capital Expenditure funds in the amount of $613.91 to Southwest Public Safety for added vehicular equipment. Request was granted.

David Prasifka, Atascosa County EMC, requested appropriate action concerning approval of agreement between Atascosa County and the Texas Facilities Commission allowing listed employees to purchase Federal Surplus Property for county use. Request was approved.

Jimmy Day, EMT-P, Atascosa County EMS, requested appropriate action concerning the purchase of a new ambulance chassis from Ford and have Professional Ambulance Company build the ambulance for a total cost of $108,238.00. The funds are budgeted. Request was granted.

Atascosa County Attorney Lucinda Vickers, represented by Ass’t Atascosa

County Attorney Dennis Arriaga, requested appropriate action concerning approval of order following local government code prohibiting discharge of firearms and hunting with a bow and arrow on properties containing 10 acres of land or less in an unincorporated subdivision. Request was approved.

Atascosa County Treasurer Laura Pawelek requested appropriate action concerning Treasurer’s Report Order for March, 2015. It was mentioned that, even though slight, amount of interest earned increased to .048 on invested funds. Report was accepted.

Atascosa County Auditor Ray Samson requested appropriate action concerning approval of 2014 Emergency Budget Amendments, Request was granted.

Auditor Samson then requested appropriate action concerning approval of 2014 Budget Line Item adjustments. Request was approved.

Auditor Samson requested appropriate action concerning County Life Insurance for employees who decline County Health Insurance. Request was granted.

Atascosa County Commissioner Lonnie Gillespie, Pct. 1, requested appropriate action concerning fuel tank removal, including environmental study, on the old Texaco property by Raba Kistner in the amount of $37,950.00. Request was approved.

Comm. Gillespie then requested appropriate action concerning dirt work for Veteran’s Office Parking Lot by J. W. Hughes Excavation, Inc. in the amount of $37,210.00. Request was granted.

Comm. Gillespie requested appropriate action concerning concrete work for the Veteran’s Office by Peters Construction andJWHughesExcavation, Inc. in the amount of $133,110.00. Request was approved.

Comm. Gillespie then requested appropriate action concerning a survey of the county property located at the old roadside park on Highway 16 just south of Jourdanton. Amount to do the survey would be $850.00. Request was approved.

Atascosa County Commissiner Bill Torans, Pct. 2, discussed the nearing completion of JP 2 Building.

Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Pct. 4, requested appropriate action supporting Resolution No. 139-15, Pleasanton, Texas Legislative Agenda for 84th Texas Legislative Session. Resolution regarded support legislation that would allow the City of Pleasanton to use Hotel & Motel Occupancy Tax Collections to construct, improve, enlarge, equip and repair an arena used for rodeos, livestock shows, agricultural expositions and other events.Commissioners Court offered support.

Comm. Carroll then asked for discussion on Old Floresville Road in Atascosa County. Further discussion would be on the agenda of the next Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court.

Judge Bob Hurley read into the Court Record the following: a Proclamation for “Atascosa Citizens in Action” and a Proclamation for “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.

Judge Hurley discussed remodeling of the County Courthouse Law Library and taking appropriate action concerning the approval of a contracat with West Law Legal Research Services to provide legal resources and references for the users of courthouse Law Library. No Action at this time.

Judge Hurley asked for action concerning Capital Outlay Expenditure requests.

Atascosa County Tax Assessor-Collector Loretta Holley requested appropriate action regarding a Capital Outlay request for purchase of 6 calculators from Monroe the Calculator Company in the amount of $965.02. Request was approved.

TAC Holley then requested appropriate action concerning purchase of Quick Books for new accounting system from Monroe the Calulator Company in the amount of $350.00. Request was granted.

Criminal Investigator James W. Boyd requested appropriate action concerning email account setup and guidelines for Atacosa County, regarding clarifications for county Email Account – Migration Tracking Sheet. Request was approved.

Commissioners’ Court then went into Executive Session.

Returning for Open Session, Commissioners’ Court requested appropriate action concerning Real Property. Commissioners’ Court decided to proceed as discussed in Executive Session.

Commissioners’ Court requested appropriate action concerning Personnel and decided to proceed as discussed in Executive Session.

Judge Hurley ordered bills to be paid.

Honorable Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley reminded those in attendance that the next Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court would be on Monday, April 27, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was then adjourned.



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