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County to consider site for new sheriff’s facility

Live video taping of court proceedings on tonight’s agenda
The County Commission will examine several items tonight during its regularly scheduled meeting at the courthouse in Waxahachie.
Among issues to be addressed are consideration and action to determine location and approval of construction for a replacement for the sheriff’s training facility.
A stipulation of the facility’s cost is that it should not exceed $475,000. The existing structure must be removed for the construction of a new jail addition.
The Commission will also discuss the proposal of live video streaming of the Commissioners’ Court. A representative from Granicus will be present to answer questions.
Other items on the Commission’s agenda this evening include:
• Consideration and action as may be appropriate regarding installation of a stop sign on Chisholm Trail at E. Haven Road in Precinct 2.
• Discussion and information on the need for space for Community Supervision and Corrections (CSCD) in the new county building in Ennis.
• Briefing on the Regional Medical Operations functional exercise to take place on July 30 with all hospitals across 19 counties in North Central Texas and county Emergency Operations Centers.
• Consideration and action to re-appoint Dr. Thomas Ledbetter to a two-year term as the Ellis County Health Authority.
• Consideration and action to approve a resolution supporting the discontinuation of the diversion of transportation user revenues to non-transportation uses and the appropriation of all revenue generated from highway user fees and taxes to fund transportation project.
• Consideration and action for Zmolik Construction to build a full-scale courtroom mock up at a cost not to exceed $4,500.
• Consideration and action to pay American Energy and Environmental Engineering and its subcontractors for emergency remediation of contaminated soil encountered during the previously approved sub-surface geotechnical investigation for the bond program.
• Consideration and action to determine location and approve the relocation and expansion of the existing training center structure for use as a seized vehicle storage facility as required by law. The price of relocation and expansion of the existing facility is not to exceed 80 percent – or $44,000 – of the cost to construct a new facility of equal size and quality, at a price of $55,000. If the actual bids for the relocation exceeds 80 percent then a new facility shall be constructed and the existing facility be sold for removal.
• Consideration and action to approve a resolution authorizing the Commissioners’ Court of Ellis County to request that the Legislature of the State of Texas create an additional district court in Ellis County.
• Consideration and action to approve a replacement to the current non-financial contract between Ellis County and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Protective Services, effective Sept. 1, 2008 through Aug. 31, 2009.
• Consideration and action to approve Amendment #1 for the Local Initiative Project Grant contract. The amendment increases the amount of the contract by the 2009 fiscal year portion allocated to Ellis County.
• Consideration and action to renew the county employee and dependent health insurance with the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool (TAC HEBP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.
• Consideration and action to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and accompanying Master Agreement with Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company for an evaluation of post employment benefits as required by GASB 45.
• Discussion regarding various proposals to increase the county’s subsidy of retiree medical insurance.
• Consideration and action of a Final Plat for Billingsley Farms, 71 lots, Tony Martin, Pct. 4.
• Consideration and action to approve price increases from SEM Materials, Armor Materials and ERGON based on LGC 262.024 (1) – “Discretionary Exemptions” due to the summer months being primary construction months and not having 30 days to re-bid these requirements.
• Consideration and action to approve the purchase of a 2008 Toyota Scion VB from Metroplex Toyota for the MIS department at a price of $17,910.40.
The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held July 28 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, located at 101 W. Main St. on the second floor.

Matt Cook is a staff writer and the web editor for the Ennis Daily News.
He can be reached at matt@ennis dailynews.com.

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