FY2021 Budget / Tax Rate

July 21, 2020

Agenda Regular Session
Board of Commissioners
July 21, 2020

JULY IS FIRST RESPONDER MONTH

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 551, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE BLANCO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 2 WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION ON TUESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2020 AT 3:00 P.M. THROUGH AUDIO CONFERENCING AT WHICH TIME THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS SHALL BE DISCUSSED AND ACTION CONSIDERED AND/OR TAKEN.

Meeting Access Instructions

To join the meeting electronically, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83866032578 or you may join by telephone only by dialing (346) 248-7799 and entering Meeting ID# 838 6603 2578.

  1. Call to Order / Announcements – Establish a quorum.
  2. Public Comment – No action may be taken on these items unless on agenda.  Please limit comments to 2 minutes per person.
  3. Consent Agenda – Items will be approved with a single vote.  Items can be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion. 
    • Approval of the June 16, 2020 regular Meeting Minutes
    • Financial Report as of 6/30/2020
      • Monthly Financials:
        • Texas Regional $1,418,402.05
        • CD #714430 $128,651.10
        • Lone Star Money Market $237,797.03
  4. Fire & EMS Auxiliary
    • Consider requests / actions submitted to ESD
    • 3rd Quarter Report due to ESD
  5. Chiefs’ Report
    • COVID-19 Update
    • Operations Reports Fire & EMS
      • Wildland Fire Questions – Steve
  6. Finance Matters
    • FY2021 Budget
      • Consider Approval of FY2021 Compensation Rates
      • Review proposed FY2021 Budget and consideration of amendments
      • Consider Approval of the FY2021 Budget
      • Consider Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Blanco County ESD No. 1 for shared expenses for EMS Chief
    • Information item:  August 11, 2020 Special Meeting / (Public Hearing if required) to adopt a tax rate. Examine the critical timeline for adopting a tax rate. Notice of Tax Rate in paper (Aug. 5 or 12) & website, Aug.7 th.  IF Tax Assessor had populated the data base.  Notice must be at least 5 days after population of the database. Adoption of tax rate must be not later than the 7th day after the public hearing or at the public hearing. 
    • Vehicle Insurance Policy & Discuss Follow up Action if Warranted – Ben was given this task.
  7. Station Update:
    • Project Closeout / Final Retainage / Final Amortization Schedule – Mike Rieken
    • Examine station loan refinance possibilities – Lynne
  8. Miscellaneous Updates
    • Review ‘District Property Accounting System’ Policy – DEFERRED TO SEPT MEETING
    • Revisions to ‘Monthly Actions’ – Ann Hall
  9. Executive Session – Discuss personnel matters on this agenda as authorized by Texas Government Code.
  10. Return to Open Session: Discuss and consider action on matters discussed in Executive Session
  11. Adjourn:  Next meetings will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at noon and Tuesday, August 18 at 3:00 PM.  The decision about how the meeting will be held will depend on the State and County Orders and recommendations from Chief Oakley.  At this time they will be Zoom meetings. 

The District reserves the right to consider and take action on the above agenda items in any order.  It also reserves the right to enter into a closed meeting on any agenda item as allowed by law.  If at a meeting of a governmental body, a member of the public or of the governmental body inquiries about a subject for which notice has not been given as required by the Texas Open Meetings Act, the notice provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act do not apply to a statement of specific factual information given in response to the inquiry; a recitation of existing policy in response to the inquiry.  Any deliberation of or decision about the subject of the inquiry shall be limited to a proposal to place the subject on the agenda for the next meeting. 

CERTIFICATE OF POSTING 72 HOUR NOTICE

The above Notice of Meeting was posted at 5:00 P.M. on this 16TH day of JULY, 2020 at a place convenient to the public at the Blanco County ESD 2 Station, 431 Blanco Ave., Blanco, Texas and on the Blanco County ESD 2 website at www.bcesd2.com.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of office on the above date.

BY: /s/ Ben Oakley