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Commissioners Court

 

301 N. Live Oak St.
Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: 361-790-0100
Fax: 361-727-2043

 

Commissioners’ Court meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month, except Holidays, at 9:00 A.M., or when specifically changed by the Court for various reasons.  (Special Meetings and Workshops are also scheduled for various times during the year, and agendas for such meetings are posted at least 72 hours prior to said meetings.)  The deadline for items (with any accompanying documentation) to be placed on the agenda is: 5:00 P.M. on the Wednesday prior the meeting , at which time they are filed with the County Clerk and posted on the Courthouse bulletin board and to the county’s website on the Commissioners’ Court Minutes and Agendas page.  Only the County Judge and Commissioners are authorized to place items on the agenda, so any requests from the public must be in writing addressed either to the County Judge or to a Commissioner and received by one of the above-referenced deadlines. Any items placed on the agenda without supporting documentiation will not be considered.

 

Commissioner Jack Chaney

Precinct 1-1A Commissioner
Jack Chaney

Commissioner Leslie "Bubba" Casterline

Precinct 2 Commissioner
Leslie "Bubba" Casterline

Commissioner Charles Smith

Precinct 3 Commissioner
Charles Smith

Commissioner Betty Stiles

Precinct 4 Commissioner
Betty Stiles

 

 

County Commissioner
The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery as well as policy-making budget decisions.

Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court. In addition to assuring that county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with the county judge to set the budget for all county departments and adopt a tax rate.

Among other responsibilities, the commissioners court:

  • Sets the yearly property tax rate and approves the budget and employment level for the county;

  • Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries;

  • Calls, conducts and certifies elections, including bond elections;

  • Sets employment and benefit policy;

  • Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans;

  • Acquires property for rights-of-way or other uses determined to be in the public's best interest;

  • Reviews and approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas;

  • Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection;

  • Oversees the construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges;

  • Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees;

  • Supervises and controls the county courthouse, county buildings and facilities;

  • Adopts a county budget;

  • Determines county tax rates;

  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions; and

  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts in the name of the county.