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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

November 20, 2013

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.

 
                   SAMUEL L. NEAL, JR.       COUNTY JUDGE
                   MIKE PUSLEY       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1
                   JOE A. GONZALEZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2
                   OSCAR O. ORTIZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3
                   JOE MCCOMB       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

 

 

DIANA T. BARRERA, CLERK OF THE COURT

INFORMATION ON THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA 

CONSENT AGENDA: At most meetings, the Commissioners Court establishes a Consent Agenda. It consists of those Agenda Items which are routine or non-controversial, and which neither a member of the Commissioners Court nor the public has asked to be pulled for discussion. Once the Commissioners Court has established the Consent Agenda, Agenda Items included on it will be voted upon in one vote, and will not be discussed separately unless requested by the County Judge, Commissioner, or a citizen.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Commissioners Court may go into Executive Session to discuss those matters listed anywhere on the Agenda or as otherwise permitted by law.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the Commissioners Court during this section on any Agenda Item or any subject within its jurisdiction except a matter related to pending litigation. Each speaker should sign in on the Public Comment Sheet available at the rear of the Courtroom at least five (5) minutes before commencement of the Commissioners Court meeting. Speakers should limit their comments to two (2) minutes. The County Judge may, if he deems it necessary, limit both the number of speakers and the time allotted to each speaker. Under the law, the Commissioners Court may only take action on items specifically listed on the Agenda. Subject matter presented which is not part of the Agenda will be referred to the appropriate department for review and subsequent action. Materials submitted during public hearings will not be returned unless prior arrangements have been made through the County Clerk, with the approval of the County Judge. At least ten (10) copies of any document to be used by any speaker should be available for distribution. The speaker’s name and, if applicable, Agenda Item number should be clearly marked on such documents. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda will normally be held at the end of the meeting.

ADJOURNMENTS IN MEMORY: The Commissioners Court may adjourn the meeting in memory of deceased community leaders, County employees, and other distinguished persons. Requests for Adjournment in Memory may be made through any County Commissioner or the County Judge.

AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES: Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting of the Commissioners Court, and who may need special assistance, services or auxiliary aids, should contact the Office of the Nueces County Judge (361-888-0444) at least forty-eight (48) hours ahead of the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

 
             
1.

CALL TO ORDER

A.

County Judge calls for the Invocation.

B.

Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.

C.

County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.

2. PUBLIC COMMENT: This section provides the public the opportunity to address the Commissioners Court on any issues within its jurisdiction. The Commissioners Court may not take formal action on any requests made during the Public Comment period which are not on the Agenda, but can refer such requests to County staff for review if appropriate.
3. CONSENT AGENDA: The following Agenda Items are of a routine nature, and the Commissioners Court has received supporting materials for consideration. All of these Agenda Items will be passed with one vote without being discussed separately, unless a member of the Commissioners Court or the public requests that a particular Agenda Item be discussed. If so, that Agenda Item will be pulled from the Consent Agenda and discussed as part of the regular Agenda at the appropriate time. One vote will approve the remaining items on the Consent Agenda.
A.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated November 12, 2013.
Attachments
Manual Ck. register
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated October 31, 2013; November 1, 2013 B; November 4, 2013; November 8, 2013; and November 15, 2013.
Attachments
ckreg 10/31/13
ckreg 11/1/13 B
ckreg 11/4/13
ckreg 11/8/13
ckreg 11/15/13
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees - TPA check register October 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013.
Attachments
Group Health
D.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated November 20, 2013.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
E.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044 - September 2013.
Attachments
Revenue Report - Sept
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Unfreeze List No. 675
  b.  Personnel Changes reports dated November 1, 2013 and November 8, 2013.
Attachments
Unfreeze #675 List
PC 11/01/13
PC 11/8/13
G.   Approve the 2014 Nueces County Holiday Calendar.
Attachments
2014 Holiday Calendar
H.   Approve the application procedure for appointment to the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee.
Attachments
BMAC Board
I.   Approve the application procedure for appointment to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County.
Attachments
Port Authority Board
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive House Resolution No. 2748 (83rd Legislative Session) from Chairman and Representative Abel Herrero, District 34, related to the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
Attachments
Resolution House of Representatives
2.   Receive a presentation from Tuloso-Midway High School SkillsUSA National Competition Winners, James Ordner and Ismael Marquez.
3.   Discuss and consider the City of Corpus Christi's request to purchase 25 tax foreclosed vacant lots in the County Road 73 area of Nueces County.
Attachments
City Request Letter
25 Lot Property List
Map of 25 Lots
Bid Analysis provided by Marvin
Bid Spreadsheet provided by Marvin
4.   Receive a presentation from Rebecca Flanigan, Deputy Director of Litigation, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, on FY 2012/2013 activities; and, approve FY 2013/2014 Contract.
Attachments
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid - FY12/13 Report
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid - FY13/14 Contract
5.   Discuss and consider approval of a Dune Protection Permit for Large and Small-Scale Permit for Mustang Island, Section 2, Lot 53, Block 1: 11.78 Acres for the Episcopal Church Retreat Center (DPP#0813-01 and GLO ID No.: BDCC-13-0224), as recommended by the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee.
Attachments
Dune Permit Application rec. of BMAC
6.   Receive a presentation from Amy Rhoads Granberry, BS, PHR, Director of Organizational Development, on the FY 2012/2013 activities of Charlie's Place Recovery Center; and, approve FY 2013/2014 Contract.
Attachments
Charlies Place Recover Center - FY12/13 Report
Charlie's Place Recovery Center - FY13/14 Contract
7.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution supporting the Corpus Christi Air Quality Group's participation in the Ozone Advance Program.
Attachments
Ozone Advance Powerpoint
Resolution - Support for Ozone Advance
8.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge to execute a quit claim deed transferring all Nueces County rights to the State of Texas related to forfeited property located at 1430 El Paso Street, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Attachments
Quit Claim Deed - 1430 El Paso
9.   Discuss and consider applicability of Chapter 244 of the Texas Local Government Code related to notice letter of Avalon Correction Services, Inc., and their intention to operate and manage a halfway house facility at 1515 North Tancahua, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Attachments
Avalon Notice Letter w/ LGC
10.   Receive a briefing on "Storm Water Listening Session and Planning" held in Ingleside, Texas, November 18, 2013, as sponsored by the Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas.
11.   Discuss and consider Amendment No.1, effective October 1, 2013, to the Employee Health Benefit Plan as proposed by HealthSmart Benefit Solutions, Inc.
Attachments
NC Employee Health Benefit Plan - Amendment #1
B. GRANTS
1.   Ratify the submission of a grant application to the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Program for the Mustang and North Padre Island Tide Survey project.
Attachments
Application Submission
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider a request by the Port Authority of Corpus Christi to close a section of Navigation Boulevard.
Attachments
Transportation Code, Sec. 251
Closure Request Letter
Land Owners Near Navigation Boulevard
2.   Discuss and consider approval of a rate increase for residential solid waste collection in the rural areas of Nueces County. 
Attachments
Absolute Waste letter
Modification to Rate
D. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids); and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice for the following:
   a. SS-1 Emulsified Asphalt for Public Works;
   b. Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete Type D PG 64-22 for Public Works.
2.   Discuss/Award IFB No. 2943-13 PJ’s Marina Improvements Phase II.
Attachments
PJ's Improvements Bids
3.   Approve/ratify making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for aviation fuel for the County Airport; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO #3 List
BCO #3 Backup
2.   Discuss and consider approving the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement & Certification for Nueces County District Attorney, Constable Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 5, and Nueces County Sheriff Department.
Attachments
FESA - Constable Pct 3
FESA - Constable Pct 5
3.   Discuss and consider reclassifying Community Services Menu Planner, Pay Group/Step 13/1, to Cook, Pay Group/Step 13/1.
Attachments
NCF-1
Jpb Description - Cook
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION: PUBLIC NOTICE  is given that the Commissioners Court may elect to go into an Executive Session anytime during the meeting to discuss matters listed on the Agenda, when authorized by the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. In the event the Commissioners Court elects to go into Executive Session regarding an agenda item, the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the Executive Session will be publicly announced by the presiding officer. In accordance with the authority of the Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes, Sections 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.0745, 551.076, 551.086, 551.087, the Commissioners Court will hold an Executive Session to consult with attorney(s) including matters related to litigation; deliberate regarding real property, prospective gift(s), personnel matters, including termination, county advisory bodies, security devices, and/or economic development negotiations and other matters that may be discussed in an Executive Session. Upon completion of the Executive Session, the Commissioners Court may in an open session take such action as appropriate on items discussed in an Executive Session.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Nueces County Civil Service Board
Attachments
NC Civil Service Commission
Robert Tamez - Civil Service

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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