County Commissioners set 4-H week at meeting


The week of Oct. 4 through 11 was designated as 4-H week by the Gonzales County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting held Sept. 28, 2020.

Members of the Gonzales County 4-H club were in attendance for the proclamation designating 4-H week, a national holiday intended to celebrate the organization's contribution to communities. 

Topics of discussion pertinent to the meeting included the rental of a crane to make Christmas light repairs to the courthouse’s clocktower, an agreement with DeWitt County for sharing the cost of legislative consulting services, as well as the lease agreement between the County and City of Waelder for use of space within the Waelder Community Center as an office for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3.  

Decisions about whether to rent a crane out of Seguin to complete Christmas light repairs were ultimately voted to be left up to the Judges Office with input from Commissioner Kevin La Fleur, given the possibility of less expensive options nearby.

The interlocal cooperative agreement between Gonzales and DeWitt Counties for sharing the cost of legal consulting services was approved. The item had previously been tabled as Commissioners were unsure of the cost of the agreement if it did not include the same counties as the previous years but approved it once it was clear that the price would remain unchanged.

A lease agreement between the City of Waelder and County for office space to house the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, was extended for another six months while a new facility is being built.

In other business:

  • The Commissioners approved the minutes of the Sept. 21 Commissioners Court Meeting and amended the budget to create revenue and expense lines for Help America Vote Act grants. These include a HAVA CARES Grant in the amount of $13,708.18 and HAVA Election Security Grant in the amount of $6,929.84.
  • Auto liability, auto physical damage, general liability and public officials and law enforcement professionals liability coverage renewal with the Texas Association of Counties was approved.
  • The Commissioners discussed and approved seeking bids for outside audit services.
  • Rebidding for an HVAC system for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 project and amending some of the bid specifications were. Discussed and approved.
  • A resolution calling on the Governor of Texas to replace the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board Members and Executive Management and related regulatory matters was tabled for a future meeting, as recent developments in other counties with dams managed by the GBRA may produce new information.
  • The County’s bills to be paid were discussed and approved.