Commissioners Tackle Agenda

All four Leon County Commissioners were present for their last meeting of 2018, Monday, December 31st. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided. Brother Billy Bob Evans gave a prayer before the pledges, then work on the agenda began.

A request to allow Tammy Steinbecker Memorial Foundation permission to use the Courthouse square for the 2nd Annual ?Put the Brakes on Cancer Car Show? on April 13th was approved.

The Post Settlement Agreement concerning a county road was tabled.

An inter-local Cooperation Agreement between Department of Public Safety and Leon County for agreed services was approved.

Personnel policy changes concerning holidays, ?other compensatory time?, and Per Diem were approved.

The court reappointed Beverly Wilson as a member of the Leon County Historical Commission.

The application to Texas Historical Commission Grant for Phase 3 of the 1913 Jail Project was tabled. The master plan for the restoration on the outside of the building is already in place. Phase 3 will include the windows.

No action was taken on the agenda item to amend the scope of the awarded Texas Historical Commission grant for the 1913 Jail.

The court approved a prepayment on the expenditures made on new employee criminal history check. According to Leon County Auditor Melissa Abney, the prepayment will be more cost effective. A prepayment of $20 was approved.

Following a closed session meeting, commissioners returned to open court and voted to approve the hiring of Linda Richardson on a full time basis to be shared between the Treasurer?s office and the Auditor?s office.

The court approved a new three year subscription to Lexis Nexis for the County Attorney?s Office. The fee has increased from $190 a year to $267.