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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

May 14, 2014

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.

D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   April 30, 2014
Attachments
April 30, 2014 minutes
E.

Adopt the following Resolution(s) and/or Order(s):

1.   Rebecca Palacios - National Teacher Hall of Fame - 2014.
Attachments
Rebecca Palacios- National Teacher Hall of Fame
2.   Flour Bluff NJROTC - 2014 National Champions.
Attachments
Resolution
3.   Proclaiming May 25 through May 31, 2014, as Hurricane Preparedness Awareness Week.
Attachments
Resolution
4.   In Support of Increased Funding for Highway 361 and Port Aransas Ferry Improvements. 
Attachments
Resolution - Increased Funding for 361 and Port A Ferry
5.   In Support of Congressional Action to Designate Texas State Highway 44 from Freer in Duval County to Corpus Christi in Nueces County as a “Future Segment of Interstate 69”.
Attachments
Resolution on I69
6.   100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 creating Cooperative Extension; followed by presentation of award to Commissioners Court.
Attachments
100th Anniversary of Smith-Lever Act - Cooperative Extension
7.   In Support of Saving Our Local Plant Communities and Ecosystems By Controlling Non-Native Invasive Brazilian Pepper Trees in Nueces County.
Attachments
In Support Controlling Non-Native Invasive Brazilian Pepper Trees in Nueces County
8.   In Support of a Constitutional Amendment for Increased Transportation Funding.
Attachments
Resolution - Increased Transportation Funding (2)
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 May 6, 2014.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated April 25, 2014 B; April 30, 2014; May 2, 2014; and May 9, 2014.
Attachments
ckreg 4/25/14
ckreg 4/30/14
ckreg 5/2/14
ckreg 5/9/14
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated May 14, 2014.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions BackUp
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees - TPA Check Register April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
Attachments
Group Health
E.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of March, 2014.
Attachments
Pcard
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Unfreeze List No. 685
  b.  Personnel Changes reports dated April 25, 2014 and May 2, 2014.
Attachments
Unfreeze #685
PC 4/25/14
PC 5/2/14
G.   Authorize/Execute a contract with Edward Jungmann Farms for IFB No. 2952-14 Farmland for Lease - Nueces County Airport 119.91 Acres.
Attachments
IFB 2952-14 contract
H.   Authorize/Execute a contract between Nueces County and the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce for the activities of the South Texas Military Facilities Task Force for the economic benefit of Nueces County and the surrounding areas.
Attachments
Chamber - STMFTF Letter
STMFTF - FY13/14 Contract
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Discuss and consider participation in the unclaimed capital credits received by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from electric cooperatives under Section 74.602 of the Texas Property Code, and certify the purpose of the use of the funds in compliance with the provisions of Section 381.004 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Letter from Comptroller re Capitol Credits
Proposed Letter to Comptroller Claiming Funds
2.   Discuss and consider adopting a resolution authorizing the County Judge to execute a certificate of approval concerning the issuance of revenue bonds designated as Danbury Higher Education Authority, Inc. Education Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Riverwalk Education Foundation, Inc.) Series 2014A and Taxable Revenue Bonds (Riverwalk Education Foundation, Inc.) Series 2014B by Danbury Higher Education Authority, Inc. in satisfaction of the requirements contained in Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended.
Attachments
Letter of Request
Resolution
Certificate & Attachments
3.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution in support of a protest letter filed by McMullen County regarding the application of Petrowaste Environmental, L.P., to the Railroad Commission of Texas for the operation of a commercial disposal facility in McMullen County.
Attachments
Resolution in protest
Sample Protest Letter to Railroad Commission
Waste Disposal Facility
4.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution in opposition to the APEX Wind Energy Holdings, LLC, wind farm project in the Chapman Ranch area.
Attachments
Apex Resolution - revised
5.   Discuss and consider adopting a resolution in opposition to increasing Truck size or weight.
Attachments
Resolution in Opposition to Increased Truck Size (2)
6.   Discuss and consider possible action related to the Diabetes Proposal as submitted by the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, and related matters.
Attachments
Diabetes Proposal
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi for the purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2014 Local Solicitation Award.
Attachments
FY14 JAG Interlocal
2.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 31 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
Approval for Funds
3.   Discuss and consider the execution of a resolution dedicating 1.5 acres of open space in LyondellBasell Park, as required by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Attachments
LyondellBasell Open Space Resolution
4.   Discuss and consider the execution of a resolution restricting mining and surface drilling at LyondellBasell Park, as required by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Attachments
LyondellBasell Mining/Drilling Resolution
5.   Discuss and consider execution of a sub-grantee agreement between Nueces County and Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) for Grant #F13AF00042 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Colonial Nesting Waterbird Enhancement Project, part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
Attachments
Subgrantee Agreement
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 3 to an Engineering Services Contract with International Consulting Engineers.
Attachments
Engineering Service Contract
Supplemental Agreement No.1
Supplemental Agreement No. 2
Supplemental Agreement No. 3
2.   Discuss and consider approval of a Resolution and Order authorizing the County Judge to execute a County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Agreement and to designate the County Engineer as the County Representative to sign project-related documents.
Attachments
Fund Grant Agreement and Resolution
D. PURCHASING
1.   Authorize a DIR Contract No. DIR-SDD-1725 purchase from Knight Security Systems for security cameras system and installation in the Jail.
Attachments
DIR Knight quote
2.   Authorize Buyboard Contract No. 432-13 purchases from Watch Guard for 17 in-car video systems and a wireless server for the patrol vehicles.
Attachments
Buyboard Watch Guard Quote
3.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) for Multisystemic Therapy Family Preservation Program Services; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Attachments
Order for Multisystemic Therapy
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 12 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO #12 List
BCO #12 Backup
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.
A.   Discuss and consider property damage claim of Teri Carbajal and related matters.
B.   Consult with the County Attorney to discuss and consider the status of Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-26, Catherine Cheek and Gilmer L. Cheek, Individually and as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Gregory L. Cheek, Deceased, and Corin Elizabeth Ceja, as Guardian and Custodian of P.E.C., a minor child, v. Nueces County, Texas; Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin, Individually; Naphcare, Inc.; Daniela Badea-Mic, M.D.; Suzan Salter, P.A.; and Gilberto Maldonado, M.D.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Nueces County Historical Commission.
Attachments
JLBluntzer-Historical Com.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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