After months of talks and taking initial steps to implement a new employee time reporting program, Sutton County Commissioners finalized the details and penned their names to a three-year contract with Time Clock Plus during a special meeting Monday, October 28, 2019.

The signed agreement reflects modifications from the original proposal as recommended by County Attorney David Wallace.

Additionally, Time Clock Plus will provide the software and other elements relating to the accounting of employee time and attendance. Under the new system, non-exempt employees will be required to clock in and out from a computer or other electronic device. Commissioners agreed to the contract expense in the amount of $10,800.

In a separate motion, commissioners approved the date of November 1, 2019 as the effective date of pay policy procedures.

Commissioners voted to award the contract to Time Clock Plus during their September 9 regular meeting and voted in favor of the implementation of new pay policies during their September 23 special meeting. The matter was included in the October 15 regular meeting agenda, but it was tabled.

In other matters, Sutton County Commissioners approved a request to waive the rental fee for the county pavilion for the purpose of holding a Community Health Fair. The fair will be hosted by Lillian M. Hudspeth Hospital.

As well, the court approved Maura Weingart to remain the Appraisal District Director in the interest of the county and the 2019 tax roll as presented.

In regular business, commissioners reviewed and approved the accounts payable as presented. There was no Treasurer’s report made available.

Kathy Marshall reported the totals collected for vehicle and title registrations for the month of September. She reported $53,149.30 collected for vehicle titles and 38,609.30 collected for property taxes. Of those amounts, the county retained $13,939.19 and $32,186.77 respectively.

Additionally, they approved a budget amendment in the amount of $21,750 for remodeling work completed on the interior of the Courthouse Annex Building.

Lastly, County Judge Steve Smith commented on the recent TXDot townhall meeting regarding the Sonora Relief Route. Smith said there was a lack of public attendance and it is important for residents to weigh in on the options presented by TxDoT.

The next public meeting is expected to take place in February or March of 2020.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

Judge Steve Smith presided over the meeting.

Commissioners Carl Teaff, Mike Villanueva and Fred Perez were present. Commissioner Bob Brockman was absent.

The next meeting of the Sutton County Commissioners is set for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the county Annex Building.