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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

September 16, 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. PUBLIC HEARING (Nueces County and Nueces County Hospital District Budgets)

The Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 Nueces County and Nueces County Hospital District Budgets.

CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

REGULAR COURT MEETING
E.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order approving the 2015 tax roll; setting the 2015 tax rates for Nueces County; and levying said tax rate against all taxable property in Nueces County for 2015.
Attachments
2015 NC Tax Order
F.   Discuss and consider adopting an order rescinding prior year budget resolutions and orders.
Attachments
Order Rescinding All Prior Year Resolutions and Orders
G.   Discuss and consider adoption of Orders and Resolutions related to the proposed 2015-2016 Nueces County Budget.
Attachments
Resolution Regarding Interfund Loans
Budget Authority for Employee Positions
Resolution Settting Travel Mileage & Per Diem Reimbursement Rate
Resolution - Financial Guidelines for RMB Fairgrounds
Order Setting Fee for Permits for Right-of-Way Crossings
Order Establishing Financial Guidelines for General Fund Reserves
Order Establishing Special Revenue Account for Sale of Fixed Assets
Order Creating Family Protection Fund
H.   Discuss and consider adoption of the 2015-2016 Nueces County Budget.
I.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order approving the 2015 tax roll; setting the 2015 tax rate for the Nueces County Hospital District; and levying said tax rate against all taxable property in Nueces County for 2015.
Attachments
Hospital District - Order Setting Tax Rate
J.   Discuss and consider adoption of the 2015-2016 Nueces County Hospital District Budget.
Attachments
H.D. Budget
K. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   September 2, 2015
Attachments
September 2, 2015
L.

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

1.   W.B. Ray High School Athletic Hall of Fame Day honoring the 2015 Inductees: John Garcia, Class of 1979, Von Pilcher, Class of 1981, and David Bryan, Class of 1984; and honoring the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award: Ruben Bonilla, Class of 1964.
Attachments
Proclamation - Ray High
2.   In support of creation of a Coastal Advisory Commission, recommending appointment of Commissioner Brent Chesney, Precinct No. 4.
Attachments
Resolution - Coastal Advisory Commission
3.   In support of the Nueces County Fire Chief's Association on the development and execution of the Nueces County Mutual Aid Agreement.
Attachments
Nueces Co Mutual Aid Resolution
4.   Order designating Wednesday as the day of the week the Court will meet in regular term for fiscal year 2015-2016, pursuant to Section 81.005 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Order - Day of the Week to Meet
M.

Presentation(s) of Commissioners Court:

1.   Commemorating the Life of Zorro, the Courthouse K-9.
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 August 25, 2015 - September 8, 2015.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated August 28, 2015, August 31, 2015, September 4, 2015 and September 11, 2015.
Attachments
Ck Reg 08-28-15
Ck Reg 8/31-15
Ck Reg 09-04-15
Ck Reg 09-11-15
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated September 16, 2015.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions BackUp
D.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1. Temp List No. 383
2. Unfreeze List No. 717
3. Personnel Changes report dated August 28, 2015 and September 4, 2015
Attachments
Temp List #383
Unfreeze List #717
Personnel Changes Report - 08-28-15
Personnel Changes Report - 09-04-15
E.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated August 26-27, 2015 and September 3, 2015.
Attachments
Group Health Aug-Sep wkly
F.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044 for July 2015.
Attachments
July Monthly Revenue
G.   Adopt an Order setting the Term of Court for County Courts at Law.
Attachments
Term of Court Order
H.   Approve personal services agreement with Tomas Duran for employee benefits management and consulting.
Attachments
Tomas Duran - FY15-16 Contract
Duran - Exhibit C - Business Associate Agreement
Duran - Work Authorization
I.   Approve application procedure for the following Nueces County Advisory Boards: 
1. Nueces County Airport Advisory Board
2. Regional Health Awareness Board
Attachments
NC Airport Advisory Bd.
Regional Health Awareness Bd.
J.   Authorize reassigning a 2006 Ford F250, County No. 57936 from the Warehouse to the Sheriff’s office.
K.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Janitorial Service; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
L.   Authorize an amendment to Maintenance and Support Services Agreement with Tyler Technologies for the Odyssey System.
Attachments
Tyler Amendment
M.   Authorize a sole source Continuous Improvement Program Agreement with Tyler Technologies for consulting and training for Odyssey System.
Attachments
Tyler Continuous Improvement Prg
Tyler Sole Source Letter
N.   Authorize sole source purchase with RT Lawrence Corporation for maintenance of software for the mail/deposit processing system in the Tax Assessor’s office.
Attachments
Sole Source RT Lawrence
O.   Ratify the selection of Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc. (LAN) for engineering services for a drainage improvements study and report on the First Colony subdivision and New West Lake subdivision and authorize the purchase of engineering services.
Attachments
LAN Drainage Studies
P.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 3 to Agreement with HealthSmart for RFP No. 2910-12 Secondary (Wrap) Network Services, Disease Management, Pre-Certification/Utilization Programs, and COBRA/HIPAA Administration.
Attachments
RFP 2910-12 3rd Amendment
Q.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 3 to Agreement with HealthSmart for RFP No. 2911-12 Third Party Administration/TPA.
Attachments
RFP 2911-12 3rd Amendment
R.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 with Script Care for Pharmacy Benefit Management for RFP No. 2933-13 Primary Network Service, Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Wellness Programs.
Attachments
RFP 2933-13 Amendment 2
S.   Approve execution of renewal with VOYA Financial, formerly ING Employee Benefits, for RFP No. 2934-13 Aggregate and Specific Re-Insurance (Stop Loss) for the Nueces County Employee Self-Funded Group Health Program.
Attachments
Renewal package
T.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 1 to Agreement with Christus Spohn Health Network for RFP No. 2964-14 Network Service (local. regional or national), Disease Management, Pre-Certification/ Utilization Programs, and COBRA/HIPAA Administration.
Attachments
RFP 2964 Amendment 1
U.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 to Agreement with Martin Marietta Materials for IFB No. 2938-13 Aggregate Type PB, Grade 4, LRA (Limestone Rock Asphalt).
Attachments
IFB 2938-13 Amendment 2
V.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 to Agreement with Martin Marietta Materials for IFB No. 2939-13 Aggregate Type PB, Grade 3, LRA (Limestone Rock Asphalt).
Attachments
IFB 2939-13 Amendment 2
W.   Approve contract with Capturion Network, LLC, for messaging services for the video marquee at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
Attachments
Messaging Contract - Capturion FY15-16
X.   Approve maintenance contract with Capturion, Inc., for the video marquee at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
Attachments
Capturion Maintenance Contract 2015-2016
Y.   Approve execution of an agreement with AMTEX Security for RFP No. 2994-15 Nueces County Security Services (Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center, Keach Family Library).
Attachments
RFP 2994-15 Contract
Z.   Appoint the County Engineer to serve as Nueces County's designated representative on the City of Corpus Christi Transportation Advisory Commission.
Attachments
City Transportation Advisory Committee
AA.   Approve Lease Agreement of 430 N. Allister Building to the City of Port Aransas.
Attachments
Port Aransas Lease
BB.   Ratification of authority to dismiss Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-131, Nueces County, Texas v. MERSCORP  Holdings, Inc. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., and Bank of America, N.A., In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi division and related matters.
Attachments
No. 2:12-CV-131, Nueces Co. v. MERSCORP, Holding, Inc.
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive presentation from Ida Garza, Librarian, and Laura Chapa on the End of the Summer Reading Program Statistics and Back to School Event.
2.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge to execute a Collective Bargaining Labor Agreement between Nueces County and the Nueces County Sheriff's Officers Association for fiscal years 2015-16 through 2018-19.
Attachments
Labor Agreement
Pay Table
NCSOA Letter
3.   Receive presentation on Nueces County and De-Go-La Research and Conservation District tire cleanup.
4.   Discuss and consider rescinding all prior Interlocal Agreements for Law Enforcement and Beach Maintenance Services between Nueces County and Kleberg County, Texas; and, discuss and consider execution of Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement and Beach Maintenance Services between Nueces County and Kleberg County, Texas.
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement
5.   Discuss and consider approval of the Sheriff's and Constable's Fees for 2016, pursuant to Section 118.131 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Sheriff and Constable Fees
6.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order appointing Election Judges and Alternates, as presented by the Republican and Democratic Parties, for a two (2) year term.
Attachments
Order appointing election judges & alternates
Republican Election Judges and Alternates
Democrat Election Judges and Alternates
7.   Discuss and consider consolidating voting locations for the 2015 Constitutional Amendment Election, as recommended by the Nueces County Election Board.
8.   Discuss and consider appointment of Deanne Payne as Presiding Judge for the Ballot Board, as recommended by the Nueces County Election Board.
9.   Receive an update on the temporary accessibility measures the Nueces County Clerk will be making for Election Day.
10.   Discuss and consider results of recent audit on contract election billings, to include recommendations for correcting any errors in prior billings of election costs.
Attachments
Refund by entity
B. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1.   Discuss and consider authorizing the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District to enter into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing for HIV Surveillance in the amount $51,717.00, for the period of September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016; authorize the Director of Public Health to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
HIV Surveillance Grant
C. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award from the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation for the Keach Family Library.
Attachments
Grant Award Letter
2.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) for the benefit of the Department of Human Services for purposes of providing assistance to low-income senior citizens.
Attachments
2015 CBCF Award Letter
3.   Discuss and consider authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for the Local Border Security Program.
Attachments
2016 LBSP Resolution
4.   Discuss and consider the execution of the SAVNS Maintenance Grant Contract with the Office of the Attorney General and the Service Agreement Renewal Notice with Appriss in relation to automated victim notification services.
Attachments
15/16 OAG VINE Contract
15/16 Appriss VINE Contract
5.   Discuss and consider accepting grant award No. 2315206 from the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (CJD) for the Juvenile Justice Alternative Grant Program for grant period 9/01/2015 - 8/31/2016.
Attachments
State of Grant Award - 2315206
6.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding for the Nueces County Drug/DWI Court.
Attachments
2016 DWI Court Grant Award PREVIEW
7.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution and approval of related documents authorizing the submission of an Application for Financial Assistance for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Construction to the Texas Water Development Board.
Attachments
Resolution
Application Affidavit
Certificate of Secretary
8.   Discuss and consider the execution of a grant contract with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Routine Airport Maintenance Program.
Attachments
2016 RAMP Grant Contract
D. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss/Award RFQ No. 2995-15 Nueces County Airport Planning Services.
Attachments
RFQ 2995-15 Proposal Tab
2.   Rescind the award to Global Tel*Link Corporation (GTL) for RFP No. 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service; discuss/award RFP No. 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service.
Attachments
RFP 2983-14 Proposal Tab
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 23 for Fiscal Year 2014-2105.
Attachments
BCO #23 List
BCO #23 Backup
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 upgrading and enhancing the overall security of the Nueces County Courthouse.
B.   Authorize filing suit against Ramona Cavazos.
C.   Consult with the County Attorney to receive legal advice and discuss status of Civil Action No. 2:14-CV-361, B&T Towing, Brian Merritt, and Timothy Olwell v. Constable Robert W. Sherwood, Individually and in his Official Capacity, Mrs. Woody, Jr., Inc., and County of Nueces, Texas, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Nueces County Hospital District Board of Managers
Attachments
NC Hospital District Board of Managers
Deven Bhakta - Hospital District Bd.
Ted Daniel - Hospital Dist.
Jacqueline Phillips - Hospital District Board
John Valls - Hospital District
B.   Regional Transportation Authority
Attachments
Regional Transportation Authority Board
Angie Flores Granado - RTA
Scott Harris - RTA
Tom Niskala - RTA
Michael Richline - RTA
Curtis Rock - RTA
Lamont Taylor - RTA

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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