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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

August 19, 2015

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:15 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.   a. August 5, 2015
b. August 11, 2015
Attachments
August 5, 2015
August 11, 2015
E.

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

1.   United Way 2015 Campaign Kickoff
Attachments
United Way Resolution
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 28, 2015 - August 10, 2015
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 31, 2015, August 7, 2015, and August 14, 2015.
Attachments
CkReg 07-31-15
CkReg 08-07-15
CkReg 08-14-15
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated August 19, 2015.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1. Application Temporary List No. 381
2. Unfreeze List No. 715
3. Personnel Changes reports dated:  July 31, 2015 and August 7, 2015
Attachments
Temp List #381
Unfreeze List #715
Personnel Changes Report - 07-31-15
Personnel Changes Report - 08-07-15
E.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees for the week of August 6, 2015 and the month of July 2015.
Attachments
Group Health - Aug wkly
Group Health - Jul mthly
F.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044.
Attachments
June Monthly Revenue
G.   Approve Plan Amendment to Nueces County Benefit Plan providing for WageWorks to allow carry over of $500 of any amount remaining of unused in Health Flexible Spending Account as of end of plan year.
Attachments
Wageworks - Plan Amendment
H.   Authorize reassigning a 2009 Chevrolet Express G3500 van, County No. 60820 and a 2011 Ford E350 van, County No. 61086 from the Warehouse to the Sheriff’s office.
I.   Authorize execution of Participation and Confidentiality Agreement for external organization with the American Red Cross Pilot of "CAN Spring Storms Portal" for 2015 Spring Storms in Texas. 
Attachments
CAN Participation & Confidentiality Agreement
J.   Approve corrected life insurance rates for Nueces County employees.
Attachments
Corrected Life Insurance Rates
K.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No 447-14 purchase from John Deere for a 2653B mower, MY15 ProGator, and a 1200A Bunker and Field Rake for Department 0140 (Stadium).
Attachments
Buyboard John Deere quote
L.   Authorize a purchase from Alarm Security & Contracting, Inc. for installation and monitoring service for Commissioner Precinct 1 Hilltop satellite office.
Attachments
Alarm Security Contract
M.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No. 413-12 purchase from BSNSports for goal posts and bleachers for the LyondellBasell Park.
Attachments
Buyboard BSN quote
N.   Authorize execution of Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with Corpus Christi Disposal Service for IFB No. 2937-13 Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Service (Dumpsters) for County properties only.
Attachments
IFB 2937-13 contract
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A. AGENDA ITEMS
1.   Discuss and consider execution of an Affiliation Agreement with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the purposes of allowing students to observe forensic pathology being practiced.
Attachments
Forensic Pathology Agreement with A&M
2.   Discuss and consider execution of agreements (Order Forms) with Thomson Reuters (Westlaw) for continuation of online access to research data bases for the Nueces County Law Library.
Attachments
Westlaw Agreement
3.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order terminating the 2015 Texas May Flood and Tornado Event Disaster Declaration signed by the County Judge on May 21, 2015, pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code.
Attachments
Termination of Disaster
4.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County, pursuant to Section 352.081 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Burn Ban - August 2015
5.   Discuss and consider approval of Budget Worksheets with Certifications, Unit Rate Calculations, and In-Kind Certifications for Home-Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals and Transportation as it relates to Title III and Title XX funding and Contract Amendment with Coastal Bend Council of Government for Older Americans Act Programs. 
Attachments
2016 Waiver
Form 2029 Amendment
Form 3254-A
2016 Budget Workshets
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of Amendment No. 2 to Grant No. F13AF00042 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Colonial Nesting Waterbird Enhancement Project, part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
Attachments
CIAP Colonial Waterbird Amendment #2
2.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of Amendment No. 3 to Grant No. F13AF00017 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Grants Administration Support Project, part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
Attachments
CIAP Grant Admin Amendment #3
3.   Discuss and consider execution of a Grant Adjustment Notice for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - FY13 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
Attachments
2013 SHSP GAN Closeout
4.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a set-aside grant award for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 32 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
United Way EFSP Phase 32 Set-aside Award
5.   Discuss and consider execution of a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) Disaster Relief Fund.
Attachments
TDA Disaster Relief Resolution
C. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 21 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Attachments
BCO #21 List
BCO #21 BackUp
2.   June 30, 2105 Monthly Financial Report
Attachments
JuneMonthlyFinancial
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 authorizing settlement of the County's property damage claim against David Staff (Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company).
B.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Attorney's Office to pursue a claim against the driver and owner related to January 8, 2014 motor vehicle accident involving a Nueces County Sheriff's prisoner transport van.
C.   Consult with outside attorney to provide legal advice relating to Commissioners Court's legal rights, duties, privileges, and obligations under the American with Disabilities Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice and related matters.
D.   Discuss and consider ratify the hiring of Douglas E. Chaves Attorney At Law and the Firm of Chaves, Obregon & Perales, L.L.P. to represent Nueces County and five (5) unnamed jailers in their individual capacities in Civil Action No. 2:15-CV-327; Sylvia Fuentes v. City of Corpus Christi, et al., in the United States District Court (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division).
E.   Consult with outside attorney pursuant to Section 551.071(2), Texas Gov’t. Code to receive legal advice and counsel relating to the County’s legal rights, privileges, duties, and obligations in connection with the pending collective bargaining process and specifically with respect to the possible impasse status of the negotiations and related matters.
F.   Deliberate the purchase of Real Property in the northwest area of Nueces County for use as a county records warehouse.
G.   Consult with County Attorney to discuss and consider Civil Action No. 2:14-CV-435, Karen Barsch v. Nueces County, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, attend court-ordered mediation and authorize settlement, and related matters.

REGULAR AGENDA (CONTINUED FROM 4. A)

6.   Discuss and consider appropriate action, if any, to authorize a final offer to the Nueces County Sheriffs Officers Association (NCSOA), with a reasonable time limitations for acceptance, to secure a new collective bargaining labor agreement for the upcoming fiscal years, and related matters.
7.   Discuss and consider appointing a member of the Commissioners Court to negotiate the purchase of real property in the northwest area of Nueces County for purposes of a county records warehouse, and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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