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					THE STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF ORANGE

                      BE IT REMEMBERED that a Special Court Session was held on Monday, January 7, 2008 at
2:00 P.M. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom of the Orange County Administration Building with the following in
attendance:

                       Carl K Thibodeaux,                  County Judge
                       James Stringer,                     Commissioner, Precinct No. 1
                       Owen Burton,                        Commissioner, Precinct No. 2
                       John Dubose,                        Commissioner, Precinct No. 3
                       Beamon Minton,                      Commissioner, Precinct No. 4


                        The meeting was called to order at 2:08 P.M., Chief Mike Marion gave the invocation, Carl K.
Thibodeaux led in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the following business was transacted, to-wit:


                       Agenda items are in the order they were taken in the meeting.


   APPROVE             Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Owen Burton approving the minutes of the
   MINUTES             Special Court Session held December 17, 2007, as circulated.

                       All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


1. ACCEPT              Motion made by James Stringer, seconded by John Dubose filing into the minutes of the Court
   DEPOSIT             a direct deposit in the amount of $285,736.91. These funds represent the ½ cent sales and use
                       allocation for month of October, 2007 and have been credited to the General Operating Fund.

                       All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


2. TREASURER’S         Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Beamon Minton accepting the following monthly
   REPORTS             reports from the County Treasurer for month of November, 2007 into the minutes of the
                       Court:

                       a. Approval of Interest Earned to date in the amount of $187,086.33.

                       b. Approval of Investments in TexPool, Super Investments and Discount Agencies in the
                          amount of $61,756.21.

                       c. Treasurer’s Report of Revenues received and disbursed.

                       d. Pledged Securities in the amount of $44,951,883.40 as follows:

                                   Wells Fargo Bank            $44,851,883.40

                                   Capital One Bank                100,000.00

                       All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.
                       (See Exhibits for this date.)
3. BILLS PAID     Motion made by James Stringer, seconded by Owen Burton authorizing payment of bills
                  approved by the County Auditor as per attested listings and also specifically as follow:

                  a. $21,652.83 to U.T.M.B., from general fund (01.111.5404) for contract payment due
                     January 15, 2008.

                  b. $2,760.00 to Carroll & Blackman from TCDP fund (69.966.5706) for drawdown #05,
                     Rebel Road water improvements.

                  c. $27,459.00 to Jerry Walley Construction, LP, from TCDP fund (69.966.5706) for
                     drawdown #05, Rebel Road water improvements.

                  d. $44, 967.05 to Cleveco Construction Company from general fund (01.111.5771) for
                     Orange County maintenance/storage facility.

                  e. $1,150.00 to Dorman Funeral Home from general fund (01.111.5403) for indigent
                     funeral expenses.

                  GENERAL FUND                          $307,251.91
                  ROAD & BRIDGE                            21,671.37
                  ADULT PROBATION                           7,480.14
                  ------------------------------------------------------
                  TOTAL FOR PAYMENT                     $336,403.42

                  All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.
                  (See Exhibits for this date.)


4. TRANSFER       Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Beamon Minton authorizing the transfer of
   FUNDS FOR      $230,000.00 from building fund to capital outlay of Mosquito Control to build the Mosquito
   HANGER         Control Airplane Hanger. This was discussed in a Workshop held December 17, 2007.

                  All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


5. SIGN LIBERTY   Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Owen Burton authorizing the Orange County
   MARKETING      Judge to sign an Agreement with Liberty Marketing Company to print Orange County, Texas
   COMPANY        maps.
   AGREEMENT
                  All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


6. AUTHORIZE      Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Beamon Minton authorizing the expenditure of
   EXPENDITURE    $5,000.00 to come from contingency for Soil Testing at site of Fishing pier on Bailey Road.
   FOR SOIL
   TESTING        All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.
7. EARLY VOTING Motion made by Beamon Minton, seconded by John Dubose approving the Early Voting
   LOCATIONS    Locations, Times, Dates and publishing a notice in the local newspaper for the March 4, 2008,
   AND TIMES    Primary Election as follows:

                          Tuesday, February 19, 2008 through Saturday, February 23, 2008
                           Monday, February 25, 2008 through Friday, February 29, 2008

                                       Each day from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

                                               Orange Public Library
                                           220 N Fifth Street, Orange, Texas

                                       Mauriceville-First Baptist Church
                                       11540 Hwy 12, Mauriceville, Texas

                                       Bridge City Public Works Building
                                          220 Nitsche, Bridge City, Texas

                                       Raymond Gould Community Center
                                          385 Claiborne, Vidor, Texas

                      All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.
                      (See Exhibits for this date.)


8. FILL VACANCY Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by Beamon Minton authorizing Charles R. Uzzle,
                BCFR Chief, to fill one vacancy, with Coy Schubarth and Jeff Daigle for the position he
                currently holds, both with the Orange County ESD #2 Board of Commissioners.

                      All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


9. EXTEND BID         Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by James Stringer extending the bid deadline from
   DEADLINE           January 8, 2008 to January 22, 2008 for repairs to the Brown Hanger.

                      All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


10. AWARD BID         Motion made by John Dubose, seconded by James Stringer awarding the bid for two (2)
                      above ground fuel tanks for the Orange County Airport to Advanced Services of Texas for
                      $196,660.00 and authorizing $123,400.00 to come from Airport Construction and the
                      remaining balance up to $75,000.00 from Capital Contengency (01.111.5684).

                      All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.


12. COMMENTS          No comments were made at this meeting.


11. DEPART-           The Court heard and received the following departmental reports. A short written report to
    MENTAL            be given to each member of the Court, followed with a verbal report of 5 minutes maximum
    REPORTS           and a period of questions and answers to follow:

                      1st Meeting of Month, January, 2008

                      Road and Bridge

                      Records Preservation

                      MIS

                      Purchasing

                      (See Exhibits for this date.)
13. ADJOURN           Motion made by Owen Burton, seconded by John Dubose to adjourn the
    COURT             Commissioners’ Court meeting.

                      All Voted AYE. Motion Carried.
                      Carl Thibodeaux adjourned Court.


                                                           ____________________________________
                                                           Carl Thibodeaux, County Judge



Karen Jo Vance, County Clerk
and Ex-Officio Clerk of the
Commissioners’ Court

____________________________________
By: Kevin LeBoeuf, Asst. Chief Deputy


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