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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

August 20, 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.   August 6, 2014
Attachments
August 6, 2014 minutes
E.

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

1.   Carlos Lopez and Family - MAJIC 105 - 25th Anniversary.
Attachments
Lopez Family Resolution
2.   Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September 2014.
Attachments
Resolution - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 2014 Medium Hispanic Chamber in Texas.
Attachments
Hispanic Chamber Plaque
2.   San Juanita Garcia - Community Services, retiring after 16 years of service to Nueces County.
Attachments
Certificate
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 register dated August 12, 2014.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 31, 2014; August 1, 2014; August 8, 2014; and August 15, 2014.
Attachments
ckreg 7/31/14
ckreg 8/1/14
ckreg 8/8/14
ckreg 8/15/14
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated August 20, 2014.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backu
D.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Unfreeze List No. 691
  b.  Personnel Changes reports dated August 1, 2014 and August 8, 2014.
Attachments
Unfreeze list #691
PC 8/1/14
PC 8/8/14
E.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees - TPA checks July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014.
Attachments
Group Health
F.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044 - June 2014.
Attachments
Monthly Revenue Report - June
G.   Accept the FY 2012-2013 Diabetes report from American Diabetes Association.
Attachments
FY12/13 American Diabetes Report
H.   Approve diabetes contract with American Diabetes Association for FY13/14.
Attachments
American Diabetes Association Contract
I.   Appoint Lance Esswein, Nueces County Risk Manager, as Assistant ADA Coordinator for Nueces County.
J.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 430-13 purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Caprice from Caldwell Country for the Sheriff’s office.
Attachments
Buyboard Caprice quote
K.   Authorize a DIR Contract No. DIR-SDD-1418 purchase for Hardware and Software maintenance from Insight for the IT Department.
Attachments
DIR Insight quote
L.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Countywide HVAC Systems air filter replacements; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
M.   Approve extension of Sports Field Improvements Agreement with the City of Corpus Christi related to the LyondellBasell Park.
Attachments
Extension - Sports Complex
N.   Approve application procedure for the Nueces County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Attachments
County Hospital Board of Managers
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Discuss and consider proposal for 2014-2015 tax rates for Nueces County and the Nueces County Hospital District; take record vote; and authorize the publishing of appropriate notices.
2.   Discuss and consider the appointment of Election Judges and Alternates for the 2014-2015 term.
3.   Discuss and consider Award of RFP No. 2963-14 Fully Insured Health Plan.
Attachments
RFP 2963-14 proposal tab
4.   Discuss and consider Award of RFP No. 2964-14 Network Service (local, regional or national), Disease Management, Pre-Certification/Utilization Programs, and COBRA/HIPAA Administration.
Attachments
RFP 2964-14 proposal tab
5.   Discuss and consider selection of Clarence Upchurch, Independent Licensed Architect, related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility services for Nueces County.
6.   Discuss and consider execution of a personal services agreement with Crystal Lyons, related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility services for Nueces County.
Attachments
Personal Services agreement
7.   Discuss and consider approval of the Sheriff's and Constable's Fees for 2015, pursuant to Section 118.131 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Comptroller Letter Requesting Fees
Sheriff and Constable Fees 2015
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the FY2015 Impact Grant Program.
2.   Adopt a resolution in support of the City of Corpus Christi’s submission of a grant application for the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texans Feeding Texans: Home Delivered Meal Grant Program.
Attachments
Home Delivered Meals Resolution
3.   Discuss and consider execution of Grant Agreement No. G14HN0007A and Grant Conditions from the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)/Texas Coastal Corridor Initiative.
Attachments
HIDTA Grant Award
4.   Adopt a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding for the Nueces County Mass Fatality Management Project.
Attachments
Mass Fatality Management Project
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider authorizing the Department of Public Works to publish a Notice of Application for a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
Attachments
Notice of Application
Maps
2.   Receive a presentation by the Director of Public Works, related to the 2014 Road and Bridge Quarterly Report.
Attachments
Road and Bridge Report - 2014 3rd Quarter
D. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and consider Award of IFB No. 2965-14 Copy Paper, Computer Paper, NCR Paper, and Envelopes.
Attachments
IFB 2965-14 Bid Tab
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 18 for Fiscal year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO #18 List
BCO #18 BackUp
2.   Approve Capital Projects Budget Change Order No. 52.
Attachments
BCO #52
3.   Authorize and approve Monthly Financial Report for June 2014.
Attachments
MFR - June 2014
4.   Discuss and consider reclassification of one additional Social Worker position to a Case Worker position in the Department of Human Services.
Attachments
Case Worker Job Description
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 ratifying the hiring of Keith Sieczkowski and the firm Branscomb PC to represent Nueces County with legal matters and/or litigation regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Compliance Review Project Civic Access, DJ#204-74-348 and related matters.
B.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the status of Case No. 13-14-00072-CV and Case No. 13-14-00073, Ismael Hernandez v. Leslie Dixon and Ismael Hernandez v. Patsy Perez, In the 13th Court of Appeals, for the State of Texas; on appeal from Cause No. 2013-DCV-4282-G, in the 319th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
C.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss and consider status of Cause No. 06-6073-F, Steve Schwerin v. Nueces County Juvenile Board, et al, in the District Court of Nueces County, 214th Judicial District (Hon. Alex Gabert, by assignment), and Case No. 13-13-346-CV in the Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas; and related matters.
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the status of Cause No. 2013-DCV-58680D, James Wilkins v. Nueces County, Texas, in the 105th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
E.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the status of Case No. 2014-DCV-0432-B, Rose Crago v. Jim Kaelin and David Crago, in the 117th District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
F.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss hiring of outside counsel Myra Morris with Royston, Rayzor, Vickery in Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-339, Elmer Cox v Nueces County, Texas, and Jim Kaelin in His Individual Capacity, USCA No. 13-41343; and Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-341, Thomas Burnside v Nueces County, Texas, and Jim Kaelin in his Individual Capacity, USCA No. 13-41344, in the United States District Court (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division.
G.   Consult with County Attorney regarding status of Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-339, Elmer Cox v. Nueces County, Texas and Jim Kaelin in his individual capacity; and Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-341, Thomas Burnside v. Nueces County, Texas and Jim Kaelin in his Individual Capacity, in the United States District Court (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division); and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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