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					                                   MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE
                         COMMISSIONERS COURT OF MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS

BE IT REMEMBERED THAT ON THE 14TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2005 AT 9:00 A.M. A MEETING OF THE
COMMMISSIONERS COURT WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT THE COMMISSIONERS COURT OF MIDLAND
COUNTY, TEXAS. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:

       WM. C. MORROW – County Judge
       JIMMY SMITH – Commissioner, Precinct 1
       MIKE BRADFORD – Commissioner, Precinct 2

       Recorded by: Shauna Brown, County Clerk

           1. Invocation
              Commissioner Jimmy Smith led the invocation.

           2. Pledges of Allegiance

           3. Acknowledge the employee of the month for November, Margaret Ceballos, from the
              Juvenile Detention Department.
              Tommy Morris and Judge Morrow recognize Juvenile Probation Officer Margaret Ceballos as the
              November Employee of the Month.

           4. Discuss and take action on presentation by Mr. James Hoffman on diesel and gasoline fuel
              savings for the County.
              Motion to table.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith           Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                Abstaining:

               Item recalled.
               Mr. James Hoffman researched this gasoline additive and it can save up to 20% on fuel costs.
               It is available at $60.00 per gallon for Midland County. This is a Midland product invented by
               Roger Crawford.
               Commissioner Smith asks about certified trials in a commercial setting and asks if the product is
               safe for the engine. Mr. Hoffman responds the product cleans engine parts. The product has
               been on the market for 2 years.
               County Judge Morrow asks for list of customers.
               County Attorney Russell Malm advises if we decide to proceed it may need to be bid and we
               cannot keep the samples.

           5. Discuss and take action adopting a resolution setting a $5.00 fee for the Eleventh District
              Court of Appeals.
              Motion to adopt a resolution setting a $5.00 fee for the Eleventh District Court of Appeals.

               Motion by: Smith             Seconded by: Bradford        Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                Abstaining:

           6. Discuss and take action adopting a resolution casting the vote allocation of 680 votes for
              David Hurta as Midland County’s representative on the Central Appraisal District Board of
              Directors.
              Motion to adopt a resolution casting the vote allocation of 680 votes for David Hurta as Midland
              County’s representative on the Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith           Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                Abstaining:

           7. Discuss and take action authorizing the County Judge to sign the Field Agreement with US
              Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services and
              the Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service.
              Commissioner Bradford relays this is only for predator control; the County takes care of rabies.
              Motion to authorize the County Judge to sign the Field Agreement with US Department of
              Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services and the Texas Wildlife
              Damage Management Service.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith           Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                Abstaining:

           8. Discuss and take action using Lone Star Grant monies to replace Library staff computers.
              Librarian Denise Johnson relays there are no matching funds and the Friends of the Library will
              add funds to purchase 7 computers.

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               Motion to approve using Lone Star Grant monies to replace Library staff computers.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           9. Discuss and take action on the Library Children’s Room Use Policy.
              Librarian Denise Johnson recommends policy of asking no adult to be in Children’s room without
              a child unless parents are getting a book for their child or doing research.
              Commissioner Bradford asks about children being left without a parent and County Attorney
              Russell Malm responds we should not have liability. The Library policy is to have a parent with
              the child.
              County Attorney recommends the Sheriff’s office educate the Library staff on spotting sexual
              predators.
              Motion to approve Library Children’s Room Use Policy as presented.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           10. Discuss and take action adopting a family protection fee in an amount not to exceed $30,
               as required by Senate Bill 6, and choose a service provider for distribution of funds from
               the imposition of the fee.
               County Attorney Russell Malm reports we currently have a $15 fee that stays in the County but
               that fee may now be up to $30 with half to go to the State.
               Commissioner Bradford relays Judge Rucker asks we wait to select a service provider.
               Commissioner Bradford asks if it is an indigent divorce if the County has to pay this fee and pay
               for an attorney for the child.
               District Clerk Vivian Wood relays this is only on divorces without a protective order and as court
               costs increase we see an increase in pauper’s affidavits.
               Motion to adopt a family protection fee in the amount of $20.00 effective Jan 1, 2006.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           11. Discuss and take action setting juror reimbursement fees to be effective January 1, 2006
               as required by Senate Bill 1704.
               County Attorney Russell Malm reports we currently pay $10 per day to jurors and now the jurors
               have to be paid $40 per day on the second day of service or after. The State will reimburse us
               $34.00 a day for the second day and after and requires us to pay not less that $6.00 for first day.
               Motion to set juror reimbursement at $6.00 for first day and $40.00 every day thereafter effective
               Jan. 1, 2006 as required by Senate Bill 1704.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           12. Discuss and take action approving entering into a interlocal agreement with the City of
               Midland to enable the District Attorney’s office to have online access to Police reports.
               County Attorney Russell Malm reports the District Attorney’s office would like computer access to
               the police reports which would help prosecution keep up to date information.
               Our Information Systems department will work with City of Midland.
               Motion to approve entering into an inter-local agreement with the City of Midland to enable the
               District Attorney’s office to have online access to Police reports.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           13. Discuss and take action authorizing the County Judge to sign the annual renewal for the
               Section 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan with AIG/VALIC and consider and authorize
               the revisions to this plan as presented.
               Treasurer Mitzi Wohleking presents renewal with 4 revisions. Number 1 allows unforeseeable
               emergency withdrawals like medical, 2 will allow release of funds if the account is less than
               $5,000 and the employee has not made contributions in 2 years, AIG would like to distribute funds
               of less than $1000 with no contributions in last 2 year. The 4th is to allow loans and the Treasurer
               does not recommend this revision.
               Motion to authorizing the County Judge to sign the annual renewal for the Section 457(b)
               Deferred Compensation Plan with AIG/VALIC and follow the Treasurer’s recommendation for
               approval of items 1 through 3.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           14. Acknowledge the receipt of the JAG Grant in the amount of $21,232.80.

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               Sheriff Painter reports this used to be called Block grant and is shared with MPD.
               Motion to acknowledge JAG Grant in the amount of $21,233.00.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           15. Acknowledge the donations for bullet proof vests for the Sheriff’s Office from: (1) Wal-Mart
               Foundation in the amount of $650.00 and (2) Mr. Gary Dupriest in the amount of $600.00.
               Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dupriest have donated the last four years.
               Motion to acknowledge donations for bullet proof vests for the Sheriff’s Office from: (1) Wal-Mart
               Foundation in the amount of $650.00 and (2) Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dupriest in the amount of
               $600.00.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           16. Discuss and take action on the request from the Sheriff’s Office for an employee to attend
               the Jail Construction & Expansion Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5 through
               7, 2005.
               Chief Krevit relays in anticipation of jail expansion Captain Sexton requests attending an out of
               state seminar on jail construction.
               Commissioner Smith asks if he will get education credits and Chief Krevit responds yes.
               Motion to approve the request from the Sheriff’s Office for an employee to attend the Jail
               Construction & Expansion Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5 through 7, 2005.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           17. Discuss and take action authorizing the purchase of vehicles for: (1) Emergency
               Management and (2) the Crisis Intervention Unit, (3) three vehicles for Civil Warrants and
               (4) replace wrecked vehicle in CID.
               Purchasing Agent Bob Henderson reports the vehicles are a minivan for CIU, SUV for emergency
               management, vehicles for Civil Warrants and a vehicle for CID. The equipment on current CID
               vehicle may be used on the new vehicle.
               Motion to authorize the purchase (1) Emergency Management and (2) the Crisis Intervention Unit,
               (3) three vehicles for Civil Warrants and (4) replace wrecked vehicle in CID with insurance.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           18. Acknowledge September 2005 Term Fees of Court for the County and District Clerks.
               Motion to acknowledge September 2005 Term Fees of Court for the County and District Clerks.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           19. Discuss and take action on authorizing the County Judge to sign Construction Change
               Requests for the Washington Street Building (Justice Court renovations).
               Commissioner Smith has one change on electrical to comply with City code and the entrance
               needs the glass fixed.
               Motion to authorize the County Judge to sign Construction Change Requests for the Washington
               Street Building (Justice Court renovations).

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           20. Discuss and take action on a water purification system to be installed at the Horseshoe.
               Gary Vandergrift would like to visit with Mike Dooley for information and research prices.
               Motion to table for further information.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           21. Discuss and take action on change proposals to the Horseshoe: (1) #34, Relocating the
               Microphone Jack, (2) #36, Contract Time Extension and (3) #32, Delete Metal Stud Partition.
               Commissioner Bradford relays #32 deletes metal partition in Building C in the conference room.
               Motion to approve #32 at deduction of $112.00.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:


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               Commissioner Bradford recommends #34 relocation of microphone jack and funds are available
               Motion to approve Change Order #34.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

               Change Order #36 is time extension due getting supplies after hurricanes.

               Motion to approve Change Order #36.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

           22. Discuss and take action on change proposals to the Horseshoe: (1) #29, Modify South
               Entrance to final TXDOT standards and (2) #30, Modify slight grading to interior courtyard.
               Change Order #29 is recommended which modifies south entrance to TxDot standards at a cost
               of $39,333.80.
               Motion to approve Change Order #29.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

               Gary Vandergrift reports there is a possibility to pave some on the east side for up close parking
               but we would need to re-grade interior courtyard as a good long term strategy.
               Motion to approve Change Order #30 at the discretion of the County Judge and Vandergrift.

               Motion by: Bradford          Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

           23. Discuss and take action on Horseshoe Project, including but not limited to, status reports,
               updates and changes.
               Commissioner Bradford reports Mr. Dooley has hired his on site manager.
               The phone number for the Horseshoe is activated for information and reservations.

           24. Discuss and take action authorizing the County Judge to sign the Internet Agreement with
               ACS for the County Clerk’s Land Records.
               Commissioner Bradford asks about liability if ACS or users cause damage to our system.
               County Attorney would have to research.
               Item recalled after Executive Session.

               Motion to authorize the County Judge to sign the Internet Agreement with ACS for the County
               Clerk’s Land Records.

               Motion by: Smith             Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

           25. Accept reports from Midland County Elected Officials and Department Heads.
               Auditor Veronica Morales presents a list of departments over budget and relays we could be
               written up by our outside Auditors if not corrected.
               The cost for indigent defense was $846,901 of which $769,615 for criminal cases and we were
               reimbursed $54,000 by the State.
               County Judge relays this was an unfunded mandate.

               Washington Street building is ahead of schedule and should be ready by Dec. 1.
               Commissioner Bradford reports they need funds available for furniture.
               Judge David Cobos reports he has spent the $5,000.00 budgeted for office furniture but needs
               conference room, courtroom chairs, and waiting area chairs.

           26. Discuss and take action on fleet accidents.
               Dale Little reports there was one fleet accident with Extension service van being hit with no
               injuries and they are waiting on insurance.

           27. Take action acknowledging personnel memoranda.
               Motion to acknowledge personnel memoranda for Daniel Escobedo, Dustin Fuentes, Patricia
               Gonzales, Joanna Gonzalez, Mandy Hacker, Amanda Singleton, S. Thallapureddy, Whitney
               Fawks, John McMaster, Joseph Paradiso, Lindon Rice, Thomas Rodriguez, Rachael Guebara,
               Candy Henry, Robin Johnson, Edelmira Rodriguez, Christopher Fuentes, Bernice Moreno, Greg
               Galvan, Ray Meek, Mike Reed and Harold Uddley.

               Motion by: Smith             Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                     Against: None                 Abstaining:

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           28. Take action on budget line-item transfer requests.
               Auditor relays line-item transfers are included to set up budget for Horseshoe.
               Motion to approve budget line-item transfers for District Attorney, District Clerk, Justice Courts,
               Constable, Pretrial/Bonding, Library, County Judge, District Courts, Sheriff-Administration-
               Civil/Warrants-CID, County Clerk Records Archive, and Horseshoe.

               Motion by: Smith              Seconded by: Bradford         Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against:                      Abstaining:

           29. Take action on submitted applications for permits to use county right-of-way for utility and
               line installations, driveway construction and mailbox construction.
               Motion to approve permit to use county right of way for the following:
                       Ron Huffman to construct a driveway abutting CR 1120.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

           30. Take action on submitted applications for the use of the County Exhibit Building.
               None submitted.

           31. Discuss and take action on approving bills.
               Auditor Veronica Morales relays Midland College bill for housing evacuees needs approved and
               expense reports for Mr. Dooley out of FY 2005 need a funding source.
               Auditor asks if Mr. Dooley is under the travel policy since he is turning in actual receipts and not
               per diem for meals.
               Motion to take 2005 travel expenses for Mr. Dooley out of contingency.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

               Commissioner Bradford responds the County mileage rate for Mr. Dooley is ok but the hotel rate
               needs to be actual expense. Commissioner Smith thinks the $12,000 budget for travel should be
               used as needed.

               Motion to pay bills including Midland College bill for Katrina and to restrict Dooley travel
               reimbursement to receipts with Judge Morrow’s approval within the $12,000 budget.

               Motion by: Bradford           Seconded by: Smith            Exhibit:
               For: All                      Against: None                 Abstaining:

               Regular Session recessed at 11:00 a.m. to conduct Executive Session.

           32. Conduct Executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 to
               consult with County Attorney regarding pending and prospective litigation and other
               matters.

           33. Conduct Executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 to
               discuss personnel matters.

           34. Conduct Executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 to
               deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property.

               Executive Session was concluded at 11:20 a.m.

           35. Take action on Executive Session matters.
               No action taken.

                                                  ADDENDUM

                          MIDLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING


       The following items will also be discussed during the Midland County Commissioners Court on November
14, 2005.

   1. Discuss and take action on naming a funding source for Courtroom furniture for the Washington
      Street Building Justice Courts.
      Judge David Cobos thanks Court for the building and they are ready to move with trials scheduled for
      January.
      Cobos asks for $15,000 for moderate furniture.

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       Motion to approve not to exceed $15,000 from Contingency for furniture for the Washing Street Building
       for Justice Courts.


       Motion by: Smith                    Seconded by: Bradford                       Exhibit:
       For: All                            Against:                     Abstaining:

       Commissioners Court adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

        The next Regular meeting for the Commissioners Court will be held on MONDAY, November 28th, 2005,
at 9:00 a.m., in the Commissioners Courtroom, 2110 North A Street, Midland County Courthouse Annex.

I, Shauna Brown, Midland County Clerk certify that this is an accurate accounting of the proceedings of the
Commissioners Court meeting during the term of November, 2005.



                               ___________________________________________
                               Shauna Brown, County Clerk




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