Sutton County Commissioners heard reports for county departments, voted to advertise and re-appoint as well as review regular departmental reports as usual during their regular meeting Monday, March 11, 2019.

Commissioner Mike Villanueva opened the meeting with prayer before turning his attention to items outlined on the agenda.

Topping their list of business, commissioners first reviewed revenue and expense numbers for the month of February before approving the accounts payable.

They also heard comments from County Auditor Maura Weingart regarding revenue and expenses. No official Auditor’s report was made available.

In other business, commissioners also approved to advertise for the sale of the county pavement plant and to hire a full time Deputy Clerk.

They also unanimously approved a motion by Carl Teaff to re-appoint Dr. Charles Pajestka to serve as the Local Health Authority for Sutton County.

Tending to regular business matters Judge Jody Harris gave an overview of his report for the Office of Justice of the Peace. Harris reported a total of 934 new cases and 900 closed cases for the Office of the Justice of the Peace for the month of February. Of the new cases DPS generated 513 and the Sheriff’s Office 421.

Additionally, he reported a total of $223,083.77 collected for the month of February. Of that amount $139,856.85 was retained by the county.

For the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Oscar Chavez reported a daily average of 14.5 inmate during February and a cost of $1.53 per meal to feed inmates. Additionally, he reported 337 dispatch calls received during the past month. His department received 25 civil process and served 16. Chavez noted a total of $735 collected in fees and $27,782.05 collected in traffic citations paid to the JP. Deputies arrested 10 people, DPS 7 and Sonora PD 1 during February.

Chavez also noted that the SO received three new vehicles to update their fleet. Additionally, the SO co-hosted a successful blood drive this past month and deputies are continuing the High Five Fridays at the Sonora ISD Elementary Campus.

Next, Community Supervision Officer Wendy Archibeque included 3 new county cases received in February, a total of 48 probationers living in Sutton County, 132 probationers living outside of the county and 11 bond supervision cases in her report.

No report was made available from the County Treasurer Janell Schniers.

Road and Bridge Department Director Standley Anderson updated commissioners on the repair and maintenance at the county park as well as other spring time road maintenance throughout the county before the court heard from Librarian Deborah Brown.

Brown said the library had 962 adult patrons and 156 children during the month of February. She also collected $77 in library fees and fines.

The library will be hosting a Super Hero week this month as well as the Camp Good Samaritan Summer Program book reveal and registration.

Extension agent Pascual Hernandez reported on the recent participation of junior livestock showman in the Houston and San Antonio Stock Shows, upcoming 4-H activities and a scheduled pesticide applicators license workshop set for March 26.

Finally, County and District Clerk Rachel Duran reported total fees collected in February in the amount of $6,205.50 for county court, $7,562.30 for district court and $$4,011 for OPRs.

Without further discussion nor visitor comments, the meeting was adjourned.

Commissioner Mike Villanueva presided over the meeting. Commissioners Carl Teaff, Bob Brockman, Fred Perez were present. Judge Steve Smith was absent.

The next regular meeting of the Sutton County Commissioners is set for Monday, March 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Sutton County Annex Building.