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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

February 4, 2015

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
                   BRENT CHESNEY       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

 

 

KARA SANDS, 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.   January 21, 2015
Attachments
January 21, 2015 Minutes
E.

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

1.   In Support of Banning Importation of High-Level Radioactive Waste to Texas for Storage or Disposal.
Attachments
Resolution
2.   February 2015 - African American History Month.
Attachments
African American History Month - Feb. 2015
F.

Workshop:

1.   Discuss capital project needs and funding to include the Harbor Bridge, CR-52 Extension, Terry Shamsie Boulevard Upgrade, Airport Runway extension, McKinzie Annex Renovation, Building & Facility Improvements related to DOJ Agreement, Park Facility Improvements, IT upgrades and related matters; receive information from Financial Advisor, Estrada-Hinojosa, regarding options for a plan of finance for the projects.
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 January 27, 2015.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated January 15, 2015; January 16, 2015 B; January 23, 2015; and January 30, 2015.
Attachments
ckreg 1/15/15
ckreg 1/16/15
ckreg 1/23/15
ckreg 1/30/15
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees TPA authorized checks: (Monthly) December 1-31, 2014 and (Weekly) January 2-22, 2015.
Attachments
Dec Monthly
Jan weekly
D.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of December 2014.
Attachments
Pcard
E.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated February 4, 2014.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions backup
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  1.  Application Temporary List No. 369
  2.  Unfreeze List No. 702
  3.  Personnel Changes reports dated January 16, 2015 and January 23, 2015.
Attachments
Temp List #369
Unfreeze #702
PC 1/16/15
PC 1/23/15
G.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2013-2014:
 1. Amistad Community Health Center
 2. Big Brothers Big Sisters 
 3. Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
 4. Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
Attachments
Amistad Community Health Center - FY13/14 Report
Big Brothers Big Sisters - FY13/14 Report
Hispanic Women's Network of Texas - FY13/14 Report
Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce - FY13/14 Report
H.   Approve Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority and Nueces County for bus stop improvements in Bishop, Texas. 
Attachments
RTA Bus Stop Improvements
I.   Ratify the execution of a Sub-Recipient Grant Adjustment Notice for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - FY13 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
Attachments
Homeland Security Grant
J.   Ratify the execution of a grant agreement accepting an award from the Texas Department of Agriculture Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program.
Attachments
Home Delivered Meals grant
K.   Approve making a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids); and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice for the Nueces County Hazel Bazemore Park Boat Ramp Rehabilitation Project.
L.   Authorize sole source purchase of equipment for the Juvenile Department camera system from Camsec+.
Attachments
Camsec quote
M.   Approve Consent to Assignment of Contract of LCS Corrections Services, Inc., to The GEO Group, Inc.
Attachments
LCS Assignment
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Discuss and consider naming the Nueces County Courthouse Central Jury Room the "Judge James E. Klager Central Jury Room."
Attachments
Com. Chesney Letter
2.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order approving variances and a temporary tax abatement agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (Cheniere), pursuant to Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code.
Attachments
Order Approving Tax Abatement
Cheniere Variance Request
Tax Abatement with Attachments A, B, and C
Application for Incentives
3.   Discuss and consider approving the following related to AEP's electric substation expansion on Nueces County's Held Industrial Tract:
A. Access Easement and Right-of-Way
B. Temporary Distribution Easement
C. License Agreement- Temporary Staging Area
D. Supplemental Transmission Easement
E. Payment Letter Agreement
Attachments
Access Easement A
Temporary Distribution B
License Agreement C
Supplemental Easement D
Letter Agreement E
AEP payment letter F
B. GRANTS
1.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding of the Nueces County Public Safety Project.
Attachments
JAG Grant Budget
C. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 8 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Attachments
BCO #8 List
BCO #8 BackUp
2.   Approve replenishment request of $300 change fund for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1-3.
Attachments
JP 1-3 Replenishment
3.   Accept surrendering of $50 change fund from Justice of the Peace Pct. 3.
Attachments
JP Fund Change (3)
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 Cause No. 2014-DCV-6379-D, Eric D. Hillman v. Nueces County, Mark Skurka, and the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office, In the 105th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
B.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss Cause No. 2014-CCV-60233-3, Mateo Garcia v. Nueces County, Texas, In the County Court at Law No. 3 of Nueces County, Texas & Cause No. 2014-DCV-5145-D, Mateo Garcia v. Nueces County, Texas, In the 105th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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