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August 6, 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





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.




County Judge calls for the Invocation.


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


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

D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014 minutes
1.   Conduct a Public Hearing for the abandonment and closure of a Park located at Heather Ridge Subdivision, corner of Winner Circle 5546 and River Trail Drive 5572, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Publisher's Affidavit - Heather Ridge

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

1.   Betty Noble Turner - Flame Award, Corpus Christi's Greatest Treasures 2014.
Resolution B. Turner
2.   Carlos Lopez and Family - MAJIC 105 - 25th Anniversary.
3.   United Way 2014 Campaign Kickoff
4.   Proclamation recognizing August as Fair Housing Month.
Fair Housing Resolution 2
G. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Velma Arellano - Supreme Court Appointee to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission.
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 29, 2014.
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 18, 2014; July 25, 2014; and August 1, 2014.
ckreg 7/18/14
ckreg 7/25/14
ckreg 8/1/14
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated August 6, 2014.
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of June 2014.
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Application Temporary List No. 359
  b.  Unfreeze List No. 690
  c.  Personnel Changes reports dated July 18, 2014 and July 25, 2014.
Temp #359 List
Unfreeze #690
PC 7/18/14
PC 7/25/14
F.   Approve the following Tax Deeds and highest minimum bid to date:
1. Lot 11, Buena Vista Heights, in the amount of $2,000.00
2. Lot 8, Block 2, Newell Addition, in the amount of $1,500.00
3. The East one-half of Lot 17, Spring Garden Subdivision Unit 1, in the amount of
4. Lots 3 and 4, Block 45, Robstown Original Townsite, in the amount of $8,500.00
5. Lots 22 and 23, Block 2, Flores Addition, in the amount of $1,000.00
6. Lot 12, Buena Vista Heights, in the amount of $1,000.00
7. Lots 37 and 38, Block 2, Cox & Gouger Addition, in the amount of $1,000.00
8. The West 47 feet of Lot 2, Block 8, Bishop Original Townsite, in the amount of
9. Lots 9 and 10, Block 9, Dan L. Messer Addition, in the amount of $2,500.00
10. Lot 1, Block 5, McNorton Subdivision #2, in the amount of $18,500.00
11. The West one-half of Tract 18, Spring Garden Subdivision Unit 2, in the amount of
Tax resale properties
G.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments for the FY 2015 Solid Waste Implementation Program offered through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
H.   Rescind interlocal cooperation agreement between the City of Corpus Christi, Regional Transportation Authority, County of Nueces, and Nueces - Jim Wells County Emergency Services District No. 5 for Radio Communications System approved on July 23, 2014; approved corrected interlocal cooperation agreement.
I.   Authorize the Lone Star Home Improvement Co. to provide the labor to build an elevated maintenance path at the Packery Channel Nature Preserve Park.
Path quotes
J.   Ratify the donation of an Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Printer from CSCD for the Public Works Office.
K.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 1 to RFP 2953-14 Hurricane Shutters agreement with Gulf Coast Hurricane Shutters.
RFP 2953-14 Amendment 1
L.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) for Courthouse Food Services; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Order for food services
M.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) for a security system and locks for (15) fifteen doors at the Juvenile Department; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Order for security locks
N.   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 Juvenile Board for the Juvenile Department.
RFP 2936-13 Renewal for Juvenile Dept




1.   Discuss and consider authorizing execution of an Utility Easements Agreement between Nueces County and the City of Robstown for property located at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
Easement Agreement
Easement Request ltr
2.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order closing and abandoning park located at Heather Ridge Subdivision, corner of Winner Circle 5546 and River Trail Drive 5572, Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 317 of the Texas Local Government Code, or in the alternative an Order to retain such park.
Order to close and abandon park
3.   Discuss and consider approval of a dune protection permit (DPP) for Island Park Estates, Lot 2, including Texas General Land Office (GLO) comments and as recommended by the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee.
TxGLO Letter in reference to DPP-0514-01
4.   Discuss and consider approval of a dune protection permit (DPP) for Island Park Estates, Lot 3, including Texas General Land Office (GLO) comments and as recommended by the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee.
TxGLO Letter in reference to DPP-0514-02
5.   Discuss and consider entering into an Interlocal Agreement for contractual Obligations and Voting Technology Use with Rockwall County.
1.   Discuss and consider execution of an agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi in relation to the Sea Grant Program for the Monitoring Coastal Boundary along Nueces County Beaches project.
Sea Grant Program
1.   Discuss and consider approval of a Deed Notice as part of the Texas Risk Reduction Program for property located at 3041 Morgan Avenue, Corpus Christi, Texas 78405, notifying potential future owners of the existing property conditions; and authorize its filing in the real property records of Nueces County.
Deed Notice
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 17 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
BCO #17 List
BCO #17 Backup
2.   Authorize and approve Monthly Financial Report for June 2014.
Monthly Financial Report - May
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.   Consult with Attorneys to discuss and consider status of Cause No. 13-14-00293-C, Trial Court No. 09-5990-C, San Patricio County, Texas v. Nueces County, Texas and Nueces County Appraisal District and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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