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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

January 6, 2016

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.   December 16, 2015
Attachments
December 16, 2015 minutes
E.

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

1.   2016 Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration and Commemorative March.
Attachments
Resolution - Martin Luther King - Celebration and March
2.   Georgia Neblett - Reelected chair of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Board of Directors and her years of service.
Attachments
Georgia Neblett
3.   Ann Bracher Vaughan - Kay Wolf/Rob Early Award and years of service to the tourism industry.
Attachments
Vaughan resolution
4.   Dr. Hector P. Garcia - Recognizing his legacy and birthday
Attachments
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 December 9, 2015 to December 28, 2015.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated December 11, 2015, December 15, 2015, December 18, 2015, December 23, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
Attachments
Ck Reg 12-11-15
Ck Reg 12-15-15
Ck Reg 12-18-15
Ck Reg 12-23-15
Ck Reg 12-31-15
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated December 10, 2015, December 17, 2015 and December 28, 2015.
Attachments
Group Health - Dec wkly
D.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of November 2015.
Attachments
PCard - Nov 2015
E.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated January 6, 2016.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions backup
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
 1. Temp List No. 388
 2. Unfreeze List No. 724
 3. Personnel Changes reports dated December 11, 2015, December 18, 2015 and December 25, 2015.
Attachments
Temp List #388
Unfreeze List #724
Personnel Changes Report - 12-11-15
Personnel Changes Report - 12-18-15
Personnel Changes Report - 12-25-15
G.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" and "Diabetes" Reports for FY 2014-2015:
 1. American Diabetes Association   
 2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
 3. CC Black Chamber of Commerce
 4. CC Downtown Management District
 5. CC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 6. Gulf Coast Council of La Raza
 7. South Coastal Area Health Education Center
Attachments
American Diabetes Association - FY14/15 Diabetes Report
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas - FY14/15 Report
CC Black Chamber of Commerce - FY14/15 Report
CC Downtown Management District - FY14/15 Report
CC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Gulf Coast Council of La Raza - FY14/15 Report
South Coastal Area Health Education Center - FY14/15 Report
H.   Approve Change Order No. 1 for the LyondellBasell Park 2015 Parking Lot Improvements Project.
Attachments
Lyondell Change Order No. 1
I.   Approve execution of the Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Agreement - GLO Contract No. 16-124-009
Attachments
GLO Contract No. 16-124-009
J.   Approve the purchase of a firearm by a retiring law enforcement officer and establish the amount for which the firearm may be purchased. 
Attachments
GC 170.002
Quotes from Gunbroker.com
K.   Authorize the Maintenance Agreement with CBM Archives to provide software licensing of the imaging software and technical support of the system.
Attachments
CBM Maintenance Agreement
L.   Approve execution of an agreement with JM Davidson, Ltd. for IFB No. 2989-15 LyondellBasell Park 2014 Texas Parks and Wildlife Project.
Attachments
IFB 2989-15 Agreement
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive introduction of candidate for filling the County Extension Agent-Horticulture position, as presented by Donnie Montemayor; and consider approval of appointment.
2.   Receive annual report from Diane Lowrance, Executive Director, on the activities of the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County.
3.   Receive a presentation from Ida Garza, Director of the Keach Family Library, on Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) grants and related outreach and media events for programming in 2016.
4.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order transferring the Voter Registrar function and related budget, personnel, fixed assets, other equipment, and supplies from the Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector to the Nueces County Clerk, and related matters.
Attachments
Cahpter 12 - Election Code
B. GRANTS
1.   Ratify the execution of Amendment No. 7 to the Disaster Recovery Non-Entitlement Grant Contract with the Texas General Land Office No. 10-5122-000-5103.
Attachments
Amendment #7 to PJ’s Marina DR Project
2.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of Amendment No. 3 to Grant No. F12AF01159 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Habitat Restoration and Conservation at Packery Channel project, part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
Attachments
Amendment #3 to CIAP Packery Channel Competitive Project
3.   Discuss and consider execution of an Agreement Between The Texas Department of Agriculture and Nueces County Contract No. 7215115 for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) 2015-2016 Colonia Fund: Construction (CFC).
Attachments
The Ranch Colonia grant award
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Receive an updated presentation from the Department of Public Works related to the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Plain Maps.
2.   Discuss and consider approval of a Subdivision Construction Agreement and Subdivision Improvements Performance Bond with Lexon Insurance Company for the Plains Unit 4.
Attachments
Subdivision Construction Agreement
Subdivision Improvements Performance Bond
3.   Discuss and consider the selection of JEC Architects, Inc. and the approval of an Architectural Services Contract for the preparation of plans and specifications and construction inspection at fourteen (14) county facilities.
Attachments
Architectural Services Contract JEC
4.   Discuss and consider (1) the selection of CLK Architects & Associates, Inc., and (2) approve an Architectural Services Contract for the preparation of plans, specifications, and construction inspection at fourteen (14) county facilities.
Attachments
CLK Architect Contract
5.   Discuss and consider (1) the selection of SOLKA NAVA TORNO, LLC, and (2) approve an Architectural Services Contract for the preparation of plans, specifications, and construction inspection at seventeen (17) county facilities.
Attachments
Solka Nava Torno Contract
6.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 1 and estimate for Final Payment No. 15 to RAM BRO Contracting for the Upper Oso Drainage Improvements Project.
Attachments
RAM BRO Contracting
D. PURCHASING
1.   Rescind the award for IFB No. 3000-15 Janitorial Services; discuss and consider award to the next lowest bidder.
Attachments
IFB No. 3000-15
Vendor Notice
2.   Discuss/ Award IFB No. 3001-15 Surface Water Lines and Connections Construction in Cindy Park Colonia.
Attachments
IFB 3001-15 Bid Tab
3.   Discuss/ Award IFB No. 3002-15 Hazel Bazemore Park Ravine Stabilization Project.
Attachments
IFB 3002-15 bid tab
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 05 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Attachments
BCO #5 List
BCO #5 Backup
2.   Discuss and consider implementing paperless EFT forms by offering a copy of all employee check stubs on line with Employee Online. The savings will be approximately $10,000.00 per year. Effective date will tentatively start on pay period 1601105 - 2/13/16 - 2/26/16.
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 regarding legal obligations under RTA Lease Agreement, including any authority to sublease, and related matters.
B.   Consult with County Attorney regarding County Social Services’ legal responsibilities to applicants and related matters.
C.   Discuss and consider notice of claim of Lamont Taylor to reconsider appointment to the RTA Board and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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