County, Sealy ISD meetings go on as scheduled


The Austin County Commissioners Court will meet at its normal time Monday at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Bellville despite an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday limiting social gatherings to no more than 10 people.
“County business must go on,” Austin County Judge Tim Lapham said when asked about the order. “We have not received an exemption from the open meetings requirements nor the ability of government to function. We have limited the agenda to non-controversial items. There is no discussion regarding the landfill ordinance, etc. We will be meeting in the second floor courtroom and seating will be adjusted as needed.”
For those wanting to watch the meeting online rather than in person, the county has provided this link:
People can also listen in on their phones by calling 646-749-3122 and using access code 541-668-605.
One of the first items on the agenda for Monday is ratification of a declaration of disaster for public health emergency. After that the commissioners will discuss issuing general obligation bonds to pay for construction projects voter authorized in a bond election in 2018.

Sealy ISD Board of Trustees
The Sealy ISD Board of Trustees is also moving forward with public meetings. The school board will meet in regular session on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sealy ISD Board Room. The board will also hold two executive sessions on March 27 and 28 to interview candidates for superintendent.
Among the items to be discussed at the regular meeting are emergency purchases and an emergency closing wage payment resolution. The board will also go into executive session to discuss Superintendent Sheryl Moore’s recommendations for principals, assistant principals, counselors, diagnosticians, LLSPs, and other district level employees.


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