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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

FEBRUARY 24, 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.   February 4, 2015
Attachments
February 4, 2015 Minutes
E.

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

1.   Texas Independence Day - March 2, 2015.
Attachments
Proclamation - Texas Independence Day
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Juan Manuel Hinojosa, Nueces County Sheriff's Office, retiring after 30 years of service to Nueces County.
2.   Adam Maldonado, Nueces County Coastal Parks, retiring after 30 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: February 17, 2015.
Attachments
Manual Ck Reg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated: January 30, 2015; February 6, 2015; February 13, 2015 & February 20, 2015.
Attachments
Ck Reg 01-30-15
Ck Reg 02-06-15
Ck Reg 02-13-15
Ck Reg 02-20-15
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees.  TPA authorized checks: January 1-31, 2015 (monthly); February 4-12, 2015 (weekly).
Attachments
Group Health - Jan mthly
Group Health - Feb wkly
D.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated: February 24, 2015.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions backup
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
 1. Application temporary list No. 370
 2. Unfreeze list No. 703
 3. Personnel changes report dated: January 30, 2015; February 6, 2015 and February 13, 2015.
Attachments
Temp List #370
Unfreeze List #703
Personnel Changes 01-30-15
Personnel Changes 02-06-15
Personnel Changes 02-13-15
F.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044: December 2014.
Attachments
Revenue Report - Dec 2014
G.   Approve changing the starting time for Commissioners Court meetings to 9:15 a.m.
H.   Accept FY 2013-2014 Diabetes report and Approve FY 2014-2015 contract for FOCUS Foundation for the Summer Youth and Sports Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Attachments
Focus Foundation FY13-14 Report
Focus Foundation - FY14/15 Contract
I.   Approve transfer of $16,619.87 from Emergency Management Training Fund (1373) to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments (CBCOG) to assume the fiduciary responsibility for the Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference. The account (1373) will remain open to accommodate any misrouted payments for the conference at least through the remaining fiscal year. 
Attachments
Request for Emergency Management Training Fund
J.   Approve the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District amending a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing for Local Public Health Preparedness and authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
PHEP_FY15_amendment
PHEP_Fy15_contract
K.   Approve execution of the FY2015 Resource Sharing Addendum with the Texas Conference of Urban Counties which is effective from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.
Attachments
Resource Sharing Adend
CUC Amended Agrmt
L.   Authorize Sole Source purchase from PropertyInfo Corporation system support and maintenance for the Eclipse Record Management Solution license and service agreement for the County Clerk’s Office.
Attachments
PropertyInfo quote
M.   Approve application procedure for the Christus Spohn Health Board of Trustees.
Attachments
Christus Spohn Health Board
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive quarterly update from the Nueces County Port Commissioner appointee, Barbara Canales, on the activities of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County.
2.   Receive a presentation from John LaRue, Interim CEO, on the FY 2013-2014 activities of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation.
Attachments
CC Regional Economic Development Corporation - FY13/14 Report
3.   Receive a presentation from Amy Rhoads Granberry, BS, PHR, Director of Organizational Development, on the FY 2013-2014 activities of Charlie's Place Recovery Center; and, approve FY 2014-2015 contract.
Attachments
Charlie's Place Recovery Center - FY13/14 Report
Charlie's Place Recovery Center - FY14/15 Contract
4.   Receive presentation from financial advisors Estrada Hinojosa Investment Bankers on the County's plan of finance for issuing debt.
5.   Discuss and consider the adoption of a resolution by the Commissioners Court of Nueces County, Texas authorizing and approving publication of a notice of intention to issue and sell one or more series of Certificates of Obligation; in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 as provided pursuant to the provisions of the Certificate of Obligation Act of 1971, as amended, Texas Local Government Code, Section 271.041 through Section 271.064, for the purpose of paying contractual obligations of the County to be incurred for making permanent public improvements and for other public purposes, to-wit: (1) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving County roads and bridges (including any utilities relocation) and drainage incidental thereto; (2) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving the McKinzie County Jail Annex; (3) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving various County facilities to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal laws; (4) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving various County facilities; (5) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving the County’s Airport, including a runway extension; (6) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving the County parks system and facilities; (7) the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, landscaping, land, and rights-of-way for authorized needs and purposes relating to the aforementioned capital improvements; and (8) the payment of professional services related to the design, construction, project management, and financing of the aforementioned projects; and complying with the requirements contained in Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12; and providing an effective date and related matters. 
Attachments
Notice of Intent Resolution
Letter re Notice of Intent
6.   Receive a report from the Department of Public Works on the ongoing issues related to the boiler system malfunctioning, including staffing issues concerning the maintenance and operation of the system.
7.   Discuss and consider execution of Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement Services between Nueces County and Kleberg County, Texas.
Attachments
Interlocal Kleberg - Law Enforcement
8.   Receive an update from the ADA Coordinator on the current status of the Department of Justice "Project Civic Access" Settlement Agreement with Nueces County.
9.   Discuss and consider approval of "Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act," pursuant to Department of Justice Project Civic Access Settlement Agreement.
Attachments
Notice - ADA
10.   Discuss and consider selection of Carroll Pruitt, of Pruitt Consulting, Inc., as Independent Licensed Architect (ILA), as approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, in accordance with the Settlement Agreement for Project Civic Access; execute professional services contract.
11.   Discuss and consider selection of three architects to provide services related to upgrading county buildings and facilities to comply with the American Disability Act requirements.
12.   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
Crystal Lyons - Consultant Agreement
13.   Discuss and consider approval of Nueces County Policy for the Use of Service Animals.
Attachments
Policy for use of Service Animals
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the execution of a Recipient Grant Award from the Texas Homeland Security State Administrative Agency for FY 2015 Local Border Security Program.
Attachments
Local Border Security Grant Award
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Receive a presentation from the City of Corpus Christi on a road rehabilitation project at the landfill, including work on County Road 20.
2.   Authorize the County Judge to sign the “Certificate of Substantial Completion” for the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) between Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and Nueces County.
Attachments
Certificate of Substantial Completion
3.   Discuss and consider a Supplemental Agreement for the extension of the Engineering Services Contract with Naismith Engineering, Inc., for the monitoring and sampling of storm water in the rural areas.
Attachments
Naismith agreement
Naismith Letter
D. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award RFQ 2977-14 surface water lines and connections in Cindy Park.
Attachments
RFQ tab
2.   Discuss and Award IFB No. 2976-14 Padre Balli Park Entrance Project.
Attachments
IFB 2976-14 bid tab
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 23 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO #23 List
BCO #23 backup
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 9 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Attachments
BCO #09 List
BCO #09 backup
3.   County Auditor is requesting approval from Commissioners Court to remove fixed assets not found in the physical inventory conducted by the Purchasing Department on December 19, 2014 for the following departments: 
  1.  105th District Court;
  2.  County Court at Law 4;
  3.  County Court at Law 5;
  4.  Justice of the Peace 2-2;
  5.  Justice of the Peace 3.
Attachments
Inventory - 105th Dist.Crt
Inventory - CCL 4
Inventory - CCL 5
Inventory - JP2-2
Inventory - JP3
4.   Authorize and approve monthly financial report for November 2014.
Attachments
Nov 2014 Financial Rpt.
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 and authorize settlement of County's property damage claim against Bay Ltd. (Ace American Insurance Company).
B.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss and authorize settlement of County's property damage claim against Michael Carter. 
C.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss Case No. 13-15-00055-CV, Rose Crago v. Jim Kaelin, In the 13th Court of Appeals, on appeal from Cause No. 2014-DCV-0432-B, in the 117th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
D.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss status of Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-178, Daniel Martinez, Rita Martinez, and Jose Martinez v. Nueces County, Texas, Edward F. Day, II, Nate Perez, John Esparza, and Ian Rosales, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, and related matters.
E.   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.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   County Court-at-Law Judge position on the Nueces County Bail Bond Board.
Attachments
Nueces County Bail Bond Board
B.   Coastal Bend Council of Governments
Attachments
Proposed changes
C.   Nueces County Library Advisory Board
Attachments
NC Library Advisory Board
Lilia Chapa Smith - applicant

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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