Schleicher County Commissioners met for the first time in 2022 on January 10th and learned that the county is still in need of an election administrator.

Rosemary Adame, who held the job since 2018, resigned recently in order to run for the County and District Clerk position.

Tax Assessor-Collector Vanessa Covarrubiaz advised the commissioners that her office is currently trying to send out new voters registration cards in the mail.

In years past, the election administrator duties were divided between the tax assessor-collector who served as the voter registrar and the county clerk’s office which conducted elections.

It was noted that the two offices might have to revert to covering those duties if a new election administrator cannot be hired.

In other business, the commissioners approved a consent agenda that included the minutes of their most recent meeting as well as accounts payable and the check register. It was also noted that there were no indigent care requests for the commissioners to consider.

The commissioners also approved changes to the Schleicher County employee handbook. Treasurer Jennifer Henderson explained that a change in wording was needed to comply with the way law enforcement officers’ overtime is calculated. She noted that the Lone Star Grant, which the Sheriff’s Office received recently, will not allow for reimbursement of overtime until program managers see the new language in the personnel policy. Another change had to do with Senate Bill 1359 that requires adoption of a mental health policy.

The commissioners approved certification and assurance forms that will be submitted for the Lone Start Grant. They also authorized Henderson and County Judge Charlie Bradley to search for new electrical contracts for the county.

Henderson then advised that she is considering money market funds as a safe place to deposit the county’s money. And, the commissioners approved the county’s 2022 Investment Policy.

Before adjourning, a contract with the Schleicher County Emergency Medical Service, slated to expire on January 25th, was renewed.
Judge Bradley presided over Monday’s meeting with Commissioners Gary Gibson, Steve Nelson and Chris Meador in attendance. Commissioner Kirk Griffin was absent.

The next meeting of the Schleicher County Commissioners Court is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, January 21st in the Memorial Building.