Commissioner's Court Minutes Highlights

Commissioner's Court decisions most relevant to citizens will appear here.

  • July 13th, 2021:
    • Resolution approved for Ellis County to enter an agreement with TransUnion Risk and Alternative Data Solutions, Inc. for 12 months to assess potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities
    • Resolution approved to enter Escrow Agreement for $185,000 regarding the sale of the old First Baptist Church at 301 N. Rogers Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • June 29th, 2021:
    • Proclamation adopted in recognition of June as Elder Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
    • Resolution authorized for County Judge to issue a letter of support to Hope Clinic as a part of its application to maintain its status as a federally-qualified health center for low-income residents in Ellis County
  • June 15th, 2021:
    • Resolution approved to apply for a U.S. Department of Justice grant to enable the Sheriff's Office, District Attorney, and Children's Advocacy Center to develop a joint anti-human trafficking task force
    • Resolution approved to enter a tax abatement agreement between Ellis County and Myti Properties, LLC & TIMCO Logistics Systems
  • June 1st, 2021:
    • The Commissioner's Court invited representatives of each main entity that made the Vaccine Hub possible -- including the county emergency management team, Baylor Scott & White, the City of Waxahachie, other local jurisdictions, and volunteers with over 20 hours of service -- to be formally honored before the court.
  • May 18th, 2021:
    • Resolution approved to waive Department of Development fees for 47 properties located in the vicinity of the May 3rd tornado
    • Resolution approved to enter a professional services agreement with Kitchell for a long-term facility needs assessment
  • May 4th, 2021:
    • Resolution approved for county to adopt a new public safety communications system
    • Resolution approved to allow the implementation of alcohol distance regulations in unincorporated areas
    • Tax abatement approved for SunOpta Grains and Foods, Inc.
  • April 20th, 2021:
    • The Purchasing and Sale Agreement with Southfork Capital, LLC, for a new county administration building was amended in executive session.
    • Discussion over a possible tax abatement to bring in SunOpta Grains and Foods, Inc, has been postponed.
  • April 6th, 2021:
    • Resolution approved for county to partner with Bickerstaff, Heath Delgado Acosta LLP to implement redistricting plans according to new 2020 Census data
    • Resolution approved to designate Waxahachie Civic Center as an auxiliary courthouse through December 1st, 2021 to resume socially-distanced jury trials; state-mandated COVID restrictions had prevented jury trials for 1 year