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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

July 9, 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.   June 18, 2014
Attachments
June 18, 2014 minutes
E. Adopt the following Resolution(s) and/or Order(s):
1.   Roxana Reyna – “Maker” – 2014 White House Maker Faire.
Attachments
Roxana Reyna - White House Maker
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Nueces County Historical Commission - 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
Attachments
Texas Historical Com. Award
2.   Nueces County's Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Attachments
Comptroller Certificate
3.   Julie Guerra for work as an advocate as published in Diabetes Forecast magazine.
Attachments
Certificate
Article in Diabetes Forecast magazine
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 July 1, 2014.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated June 13, 2014 B; June 20, 2014; June 25, 2014; June 27, 2014; June 30, 2014; and July 3, 2014.
Attachments
Check Register - June 13, 2014
Check Register - June 20, 2014
Check Register - June 25, 2014
Check Register - June 27, 2014
Check Register - June 30, 2014
Check Register - July 3, 2014
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated July 9, 2014.
Attachments
Special Motions (3)
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of May 2014.
Attachments
PCard - May 2014
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Application Temporary List No. 357
  b.  Unfreeze List No. 688
  c.  Personnel changes reports dated June 13, 2014; June 20, 2014; and June 27, 2014.
Attachments
Tempt #357 List
Unfreeze #688 List
PC 6/13/14
PC 6/20/13
PC 6/27/14
F.   Approve diabetes contract with Focus Foundation for FY13/14.
Attachments
Focus Foundation Diabetes Contract
G.   Approve the following "Family Protection Fee" Contracts for FY 2013-2014:
  1.  Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter
  2.  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  3.  Family Counseling Service
  4.  Nueces County Children's Advocacy Center
  5.  Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board
  6.  Women's Shelter of South Texas
Attachments
The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Family Counseling Service
Nueces County Children's Advocacy Center
Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board
Women's Shelter of South Texas
H.   Approve revised 2014-2015 Budget Planning Calendar.
Attachments
Budget Planning Calendar - Revised
Month of September 2014
I.   Approve Letter of Understanding with Thomson Reuters (West) related to the Nueces County Law Library Maintenance Agreement.
Attachments
Letter Agreement
J.   Authorize the purchase of additional security cameras and a video recording device for the existing system from The Safeguard System.
Attachments
Safeguard quote
K.   Accept the executed agreement for RFP No. 2957-14 Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program with Southwest Key Programs, Inc. as approved by the Juvenile Board.
Attachments
RFP 2957-14 agreement
L.   Approve execution of an agreement with Martin Marietta Materials for IFB 2961-14 LRA Limestone Rock Asphalt Base Type A Grade 2.
Attachments
IFB 2961-14 agreement
M.   Approve execution of an agreement with Ergon Asphalt & Emulsified, Inc. for Award IFB 2960-14 HFRS-2 Emulsified Asphalt.
Attachments
IFB 2960-14 agreement
N.   Approve execution of Agreement Renewal No. 1 with Ernest R. Garza and Company for RFP No. 2936-13 Auditing Services.
Attachments
RFP 2936-14 County Renewal 1
O.   Accept the award and executed renewal No. 1 engagement letter with Ernest R. Garza and Company for RFP No. 2936-13 Auditing Services as approved by the Board of Judges for CSCD.
Attachments
RFP 2936-13 CSCD renewal 1
P.   Approve letter agreement with Smith, Kirkpatrick, and Klager, LLC, for the appraisal of property that is +/-7 acre tract of land in Harbor Island out of State Survey 651, Nueces County, Texas, leased to Martin Operating Partners.
Attachments
Harbor Island Property Appraisal
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Discuss and consider adopting a Resolution authorizing Nueces County's acquisition of the North Padre Island Property, along the northern boundary of Kleberg County, from the Texas General Land Office for the establishment and use of the land as a public recreation area.
Attachments
Kleberg County Letter
Resolution Authorizing Acquisition of Property
Map
Chamber of Commerce resolution of support
Pt. Aransas resolution of support
2.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposal) for the Nueces County Employee Group Health self-funded program for hospital, medical and ancillary services through a local area network, and/or an out-of area national network, including Disease Management, Pre-certification/Utilization programs, and Cobra/HIPPA administration and, as an alternative option, a Fully Insured Health Plan; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Attachments
Order for Employee Group Health (2)
3.   Discuss and consider the following related to the 3,580.54 acres of School Lands located in Jim Wells and Live Oak Counties held by Nueces County as Trustee on behalf of the School Districts in Nueces County:
A. Approval of a Letter of Agreement with Houston Pipe Line Company, LP.
B. Execution of an easement agreement with Houston Pipe Line Company, LP.
Attachments
ROW and easement - Houston Pipeline Co.
Payment Agreement
Lease agreement exhibits A&B
4.   Discuss and consider accepting a certified copy of an Order from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality authorizing Nueces County to implement its new County Order regulating On-Site Sewage facilities, and related matters.
Attachments
TCEQ Order Approving Nueces County's OSSF Order
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the selection of LNV Engineering and execution of a Professional Services Contract for services related to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) – Local Land and Water Conservation Fund for Nueces County LyondellBasell Park (Project No. 48-001124).
Attachments
LNV Contract
2.   Discuss and consider rescinding a resolution executed on February 26, 2014, regarding the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Discretionary - Drug Court Program – Grant No. 2801801; and adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of grant application to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Discretionary - Drug Court Program – Grant No. 2801801.
Attachments
Resolution for Drug Court
C. PURCHASING
1.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 430-13 purchase from Caldwell Country for a 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD Silverado Crewcab for the Inland Parks.
Attachments
Buyboard Silverado quote
2.   Discuss and Award RFP No. 2959-14 Lease of Nueces County Tuloso-Midway Fields (18.138 acres) to develop a sports complex.
Attachments
RFP 2959-14 proposal tab
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 15 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO#15
BCO #15 Backup
2.   Authorize and approve Monthly Financial Report for April 2014.
Attachments
Monthly Financial Report - April
3.   Discuss and consider the reclassification of two Social Worker positions to two Case Worker positions in the Department of Human Services.
Attachments
Case Worker Job description
4.   Discuss and consider approving an additional $1,500 to the existing $2,500 Coastal Parks petty cash fund for a total of $4,000 specifically restricted to purchase commodities for inventory to be sold at the Bob Hall Pier Concession Stand.
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 settlement regarding claim of Elizabeth Garcia and related matters.
B.   Discuss and consider claim of Eric Hillman, and related matters.
C.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Attorney to send a demand letter to Mr. Claude Otahal regarding the County's $1,757.04 property damage claim, and authorize the County Attorney to settle the claim for that amount.
D.   Consult with County Attorney to seek legal advice on legal matters regarding ownership of Memorial Hospital, authority to consent in the Replacing Memorial Hospital with a New Ambulatory Health Center and authority to close and demolish Memorial Hospital and related legal matters.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Nueces County Behavioral Health Center Board
Attachments
NC Behavioral Health Center Board
Elsa Adams application

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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