Notice is hereby given that the Taylor County Commissioners’ Court will meet on Tuesday upon public hearing,  July 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in  regular session in  the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 1915 Taylor County Courthouse (1st floor) 301 Oak Street, Abilene, Texas, to consider the following items: 


Any person wishing to make Public Comment in accordance with Local Government Code 551.007 may do so during the course of the meeting by filling out a public comment form found on our website in advance or commenting on Facebook live during the meeting.



Public Hearing on Abandonment of an undeveloped and un-named portion of road in Bettes Heights Addition to the City of Merkel, Taylor County, Texas



1.          Call meeting to order


2.           Play >>   Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance


3.           Play >>  Consider approval of minutes of previous meetings and adopt agenda


4.           Play >>  Presentation of Service Award


5.          Consider approval of budget adjustments and transfers, if any


6.           Play >>  Consider approval of bills for payment and ratify payroll


7.          Consider approval of the June 2020 Treasurer’s Report and any appropriate action


8.           Play >>  Consider and adopt a Resolution directing publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation for improvements to County owned buildings and any appropriate action


9.          Consider approval of Grant Application and Resolution for 2020 HAVA Election Security Grant Funds and any appropriate action


10.           Play >>  Consider approval of application for State Comptroller Unclaimed Property Capital Credits in conjunction with LGC Section 381.004 and any appropriate action


11.           Play >>  Consider approval of the Abilene-Taylor County Events Venue Budget and Interest in Sinking Funds for FY20-21


12.          Consider approval of Taylor County Road and Bridge Fee and Child Safety Fee with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and any appropriate action


13.          Consider approval of FY20 Continuing Education Hours for County Tax Assessor-Collector, Kay Middleton and any appropriate action


14.           Play >>  Consider approval of Order Abandoning Platted undeveloped and Unnamed Road in the Bettes Heights Addition to the City of Merkel, Taylor County, Texas


15.           Play >>  Consider approval of Resolution to modify and extend the Taylor County Disaster Declaration and any appropriate action


16.           Play >>  Consider approval of recommendations from the Insurance Committee on Employee Health Benefit costs, and premiums and any appropriate action


17.           Play >>  Consider approval of replacement investment options in the Nationwide 457b Deferred Compensation Plan, and any appropriate action


18.           Play >>  Declare Surplus Property and any appropriate action


19.           Play >>  Consider filing proof of claim in PerduePharma Bankruptcy case relating to opioids and any appropriate action


20.           Play >>  FY21 Budget Discussion


21.          Set Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget and Tax Rate


22.           Play >>  Adjourn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


                 NOTE:                 Enumerated agenda items are assigned numbers for ease of reference only, and will not necessarily be considered by the Commissioners’ Court in that particular order.


                                                             DOWNING A. BOLLS, JR., TAYLOR COUNTY JUDGE


This is to certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted on the Taylor County website and on the bulletin at the Taylor County Courthouse, Abilene, TX on the 17th day of July 2020, at 3:30 p.m., within such time as required by law.                                    


                                                                LARRY G. BEVILL, TAYLOR COUNTY CLERK



Governor Greg Abbott has granted a temporary suspension of certain rules to allow for telephone or video conference public meetings in an effort to reduce in-person meetings that assemble large groups of people, due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency.


 In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, the Commissioner Court meetings will be livestreamed on  and limited to in person attendance by the public.  Individuals will be able to address the Court by filling out the Public Comment form located on under the Calendar Date of Court on the homepage and emailing the comments to the Administrative Assistant at by 3 p.m. on Monday prior to the Tuesday meeting in efforts to receive all request for Court comment.