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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

December 3, 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.

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 21, 2014.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated November 14, 2014 and November 21, 2014.
Attachments
ckreg 11/14/14
ckreg 11/21/14
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated December 3, 2014.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  1.  Unfreeze List No. 698
  2.  Personnel changes reports dated November 14, 2014 and November 21, 2014.
Attachments
Unfreeze #698
PC 11/14/14
PC 11/21/14
E.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of October 2014.
Attachments
PCard
F.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees: TPA weekly check register - November 6, 2014 to November 13, 2014.
Attachments
Group Health
G.   Approve the 2014 Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report for Constable 5.
Attachments
Ch 59 Pct 5
H.   Approve the following Tax Deeds and highest minimum bid to date:
1.  2.0 acres of land, more or less, out of the Roberts & White Subdivision, being Lot 5301, San Petronila Estates
     Unit 5, unrecorded, in the amount of $5,000.00;
2.  Lot 6, Block 70, West End Addition to Bishop, in the amount of $2,800.00;
3.  Lot 11, Block 57, West End Addition to Bishop, in the amount of $3,100.00;
4.  Lot 15, Block 4, Flour Bluff Heights, unrecorded, in the amount of $3,000.00;
5.  Lot 16, Block 4, Flour Bluff Heights, unrecorded, in the amount of $3,000.00;
6.  Lot 17, Block 4, Flour Bluff Heights, unrecorded, in the amount of $3,000.00;
7.  Lot 40, Block ‘H’, Don Patricio Subdivision, in the amount of $2,000.00;
8.  Lot 8, Block 5, Flour Bluff Heights, in the amount of $2,000.00;
9.  The west one-half of Lot 20, Lola Johnson Belk Addition, in the amount of $3,200.00;
10. Lot 11, Block 5, Tierra Alta Addition, in the amount of $1,250.00;
11. Lot 34, Block 7, Westgate Heights, in the amount of $3,000.00;
12. Lot 9, Block 9, Robstown Original Townsite, in the amount of $2,000.00;
13. Lot 2, Block 1, Tom Price Addition, in the amount of $1,250.00;
14. Lot 6, Phillips 66 Subdivision, in the amount of $2,500.00;
15. Lot H-2, Priour Tract Subdivision, in the amount of $2,000.00;
16. Lot H-3, Priour Tract Subdivision, in the amount of $2,500.00;
17. Lot G, Priour Tract Subdivision, in the amount of $2,000.00;
18. Lots 14 and 15, Block 5, Seikel Addition, in the amount of $1,500.00;
19. Lots 18 and 19, Bay Terrace Addition, in the amount of $1,500.00;
20. Lots 9 and 11, Block 26, Brooklyn Addition, in the amount of $27,147.18;
21. Lot 34, Block 6, High Terrace Subdivision, in the amount of $6,000.00;
22. Lot 31, Block 1, Loma Vista Addition, in the amount of $1,500.00;
23. The south one-half of Lot 44, Block 2, Hudson Acres, less the west 30 feet thereof, in the amount
      of $250.00.
Attachments
Property for tax sale (1)
Property for tax sale
I.   Accept Amendment No. 10 to the State Assistance Financial Contract 2014-2015 to provide the Juvenile Probation Department additional funds in the amount of $10,000 from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) for a study of the Positive Achievement Change Tool (P.A.C.T) as approved by the Juvenile Board.
Attachments
Amendment #10 to State Financial Assistance Contract FY 2014-2015
Exhibit L - Supplemental & Emergent Needs
J.   Accept the award and execution of an agreement between Justice Benefits, Inc. (JBI) and the Nueces County Juvenile Board as approved by the Juvenile Board.
Attachments
JBI Agreement between the Juvenile Board
K.   Approve execution of the Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Agreement - GLO Contract No. 15-062-006.
Attachments
GLO Contract No. 15-062-006
L.   Authorize sole source purchase of equipment for the the Juvenile Department camera system from Camsec+.
Attachments
Camsec+ quote
Sole source ltr
M.   Authorize the purchase of twenty(20) 1000 watt metal halide sportslights, four breakers and two contactors from Facility Solutions Group (FSG) for the Little League baseball fields at the Lyondell Park.
Attachments
Lights quote
N.   Authorize sole source purchase and execution of modification No. 4 for renewal of software license and service agreement with TRI-CEP (Treatment Research Institute) related to the Court Evaluation Program for the Magistrate Drug Court.
Attachments
TRI Modification 4
O.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 1 with EPIC Aviation, LLC for IFB No. 2947-13 Aviation Fuel for Nueces County Airport.
Attachments
IFB 2947-13 Amendment 1
P.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 1 with Bay, LTD for IFB No. 2949-13 Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete Type D, PG 64-22.
Attachments
IFB 2949-13 Amendment 1
Q.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 1 with Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. for IFB No. 2950-13 SS-1 Emulsified Asphalt.
Attachments
IFB 2950-13 Amendment 1
R.   Authorize the execution of Amendment No. 3 for a one-year extension with Schindler Elevator Corp, Inc. for IFB No. 2823-09 Maintenance Service of Elevators in Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office & I.B. Magee Park Buildings.
Attachments
RFP 2823-09 Amendment 3
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive a brief from Sheriff Kaelin on the Jail Camera System Upgrades.
2.   Receive a presentation from Rebecca Flanigan, Deputy Director of Litigation, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, on FY 2013/2014 activities; and, approve Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Contract.
Attachments
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc - FY13/14 Report
TX Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc - FY14/15 Contract
3.   Discuss and consider approving the following for the December 6, 2014 Special Election, State Senator, District 18:
1. Early voting locations and hours of operation;
2. Appoint Deanna Payne (R) as the Presiding Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board;
3. Election Day Polling Location.
Attachments
Early Voting Calendar
ED Polling Place Changes for Web
Election Day Polling Places
4.   Discuss and consider adoption of resolution approving amendments to the Nueces County Guidelines and Criteria for Granting Temporary Property Tax Abatements.
Attachments
Guideline Order
Guidelines & Criteria for Tax Abatement
5.   Discuss and consider adopting a resolution designating approximately seven (7) acres of Road District IV property as no longer used for Road District purposes; and, discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge on behalf of Road District IV to execute a Lease Agreement with Martin Operating Partnership, LP, for lease of approximately 7 acres of Road District IV property on Harbor Island, and related matters.
Attachments
Resolution
Martin lease
Martin Lease Exhibit A
6.   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 Eagle Ford Pipeline, LLC.
B. Execution of an easement agreement with Eagle Ford Pipeline, LLC.
Attachments
Eagle Ford Payment Agreement
Eagle Ford easement
7.   Discuss and consider execution of an Interlocal Agreement with San Patricio County for the Intoxilyzer Program and Technical Supervisor Services as an adjunct of the law enforcement responsibilities of the parties and related matters.
Attachments
Intoxylizer Interlocal
B. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge to sign forms “Affidavit To The Public” and "Initial Aerobic Inspection Policy” for the replacement of the existing septic tank at the Department of Public Works Central Garage located at 201 Corn Products Road. The forms are required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Attachments
Initial Aerobic Inspection Policy
Affidavit To The Public
2.   Discuss and consider approval of transferring the Custodian position, and funding for the postion, from Department 1520 located in Bishop to Community Services Department 4190.
C. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award IFB No. 2971-14 Law Enforcement Uniforms.
Attachments
IFB 2971-14 bid response
Bid response comparision
2.   Authorize TASB Buyboard Contract No. 358-10 purchases from Caldwell Country Chevrolet.
Attachments
Fleet replacement list
Buyboard quote Purchasing
Buyboard quote Bldg Maint
Buyboard quote Hilltop
Buyboard quote vans
3.   Authorize Tarrant County Purchasing CO-OP Contract No. 2014-165 purchases from Caldwell Country Ford-Chevrolet.
Attachments
Buyboard quote police sedans
Buyboard quote Constable 5
4.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No. 430-13 purchase for Public Works from Caldwell Country Chevrolet.
Attachments
Buyboard Quote 1500 Silverado
Buyboard quote 2500 Silverado
5.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No. 424-13 purchase for Public Works from Doggett Heavy Machinery Services for a Deere 310SK Backhoe.
Attachments
Buyboard quote backhoe
6.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No. 424-13 purchases for one Pneumatic Compactor from Holt Cat for Public Works.
Attachments
Buyboard quote Compactor
7.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for landscaping at the Padre Balli Park Entrance; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 4 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Attachments
BCO #4 List
BCO #4 Backup
2.   Receive status update on FY 2013 Management Letter findings.
Attachments
ManagementRecommendations
3.   Discuss and consider approval of the payment for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fee (PCORI).
Attachments
PCORI
4.   Discuss and consider approval of payment of Reinsurance fees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
Attachments
ReinsuranceDocs
5.   Discuss and consider moving the jury function out of Department 3300 - Court Administration and into Department 3530 - District Clerk per statute (GC 62.011) as well as the related budgeted funds.
6.   Discuss and consider revision of Court Administrator job description and reclassification from Pay Grade 25A to 33A.
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 County Attorney to discuss the status of Case No. 2014-DCV-0432-B; Rose Crago v Jim Kaelin and David Crago, in the 117th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
B.   Discuss and consider Defendant's proposed settlement offer in Cause No. 2014-CCV-61698-4, Nueces County, Texas v. Integrity Communications, Ltd. and Bill Sugarek, In the Nueces County Court at Law No. 4, and related matters.
C.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss and consider Cause No. 13-13-00570-CV, Nueces County, Texas v. Virginia Canas, In the Thirteenth District Court of Appeals on appeal from Cause No. 2012-CCV-60799-1, Virginia Canas v. Nueces County, Texas, in the County Court at Law No. 1 of Nueces County, Texas(Senior Judge Robert M. Blackmon, by assignment) authorize mediation and settlement, and related matters.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Christus Spohn Health System Board of Trustees
Attachments
Christus Spohn Board
Rachel Canales - Spohn Health Bd.
Brian Scott Mandel - Spohn Board
B.   Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee
Attachments
NC Beach Management Advisory Committee
Sean Babcock - Beach Management
James Dinn, MD - Beach Management
James Skrobarczyk - Beach Management
Linda Strong - Beach Management
Lawrence Young - Beach Management
C.   Nueces County Child Welfare Board
Attachments
NC Child Welfare Board
Sandra Graven - Child Welfare Board
Jackie Hasson - Child Welfare Board
Samantha Weddle - Child Welfare Board
D.   Nueces County Board of Coastal Parks Commissioners
Attachments
NC Board of Coastal Parks Commissioners
Troy Adler - Coastal Parks
Janie Bell - Coastal Parks
Garry Camp - Coastal Parks
Jim Needham - Coastal Parks
Leah Pagan Olivarri - Coastal Parks
Robert Paulison - Coastal Parks
Butch Pool - Coastal Parks
Tyler Thorson - Coastal Parks
John White - Coastal Parks
Charles Zahn - Coastal Parks
E.   Nueces County Hospital District Board of Managers
Attachments
NC Hospital District Board of Managers
Deven Bhakta - Hospital Board
Govind Nadkarni - Hospital Bd. of Managers
John E. Valls - Hospital Board
F.   Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County
Attachments
Port of Corpus Christi Authority
David Berlanga - Port Authority
Richard Bowers-Port Authority
Alex Harris-Port Authority
Scott Mandel - Port Authority
Rachel H. Ramos - Port Authority
James Skrobarczyk - Port Authority
Charles Zahn - Port Authority

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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