The Schleicher Commissioners Court met for the final time on Monday, December 30th and spent a hour of the lengthy meeting in a closed-door executive session with County Attorney Clint Griffin. The meeting’s agenda listed personnel matters as the purpose of the session, but the commissioners took no formal action on the matter when the meeting returned to open session.

Indications of what the executive session might have been about came later in the meeting when the commissioners voted to advertise for the position of county maintenance supervisor. Applications will be accepted for several weeks. See employment notice on Page 9 of this edition for details.

The commissioners also approved updates to the county’s personnel manual, including the direct deposit of payroll checks to employee bank accounts, changes to the sick leave accrual rate as well as reimbursement of mileage and the daily per diem paid for meals.

Among other business, the commissioners selected First National Bank of Eldorado as the county’s bank depository, with Commissioner Steve Nelson abstaining from the vote.

It was noted that a road maintenance schedule will be prepared by Commissioners Kirk Griffin and Steve Nelson and brought before the court at a later date.

The commissioners also approved county officials and staff who may access a local government computer system and/or database in order to complete a cybersecurity training course offered through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

The commissioners then cast ballots for the TAC Health and Employee Benefits Pool board of directors, with County Judge Charlie Bradley abstaining from the vote. The court approved the board list as recommended by Bradley.

The commissioners also approved payment of a $150 fee for yearly security certificate for the county’s website.

The court then called for bids for a transport load of highway-grade diesel fuel and County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson was named as the county’s point of contact and will act as the county’s Information Technology (IT) director.

Judge Charlie Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Chris Meador, Kirk Griffin, Steve Nelson and Johnny Mayo in attendance.
The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is slated for 9 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, in the first floor meeting room of the county courthouse.