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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

AUGUST 3, 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.   July 13, 2016
Attachments
July 13, 2016 minutes
E.

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

1.   Dr. Sue Nelson - Educational Service Center Region 2 Superintendent of the Year.
Attachments
Dr. Sue Neslon
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Michael McKenzie - Retiring after more than 29 years of service with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office.
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 registers dated July 6, 2016 - July 26, 2016.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 8, 2016, July 15, 2016, July 18, 2016, July 22, 2016 and July 29, 2016.
Attachments
Ck Reg 07-08-16
Ck Reg 07-15-16
Ck Reg 07-18-16
Ck Reg 07-22-16
Ck Reg 07-29-16
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated August 3, 2016.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated:  Monthly - June 2016 and Weekly - July 7, 14 and 21, 2016.
Attachments
Group Health - Jul wkly
Group Health - Jun mthly
E.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of June 2016.
Attachments
PCard - June2016
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Temp List #401
2.  Unfreeze List #737
3.  Personnel Changes Report dated July 8, 2016, July 15, 2016 and July 22, 2016
Attachments
Temp List #401
Unfreeze List #373
Personnel Changes Report 07-08-16
Personnel Changes Report 07-15-16
Personnel Changes Report 07-22-16
G.   Approve appointment of Juan Ramirez, Animal Control Manager, as Local Rabies Control Authority pursuant to Chapter 826 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Attachments
Local Rabies Control Authority
H.   Approve Drug Forfeiture expenditures from the District Attorney's Office, pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure for $1,149 reimbursement for State Bar dues.
I.   Ratify agreement with Microsoft acknowledging participation of Nueces County in the Software Asset Management (SAM) engagement.
Attachments
Agreement
1295 Form
J.   Ratify the submission of a grant application to the Texas Department of Emergency Management for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for FEMA-4245-DR and FEMA-4255-DR.
Attachments
Grant application for Jail Annex generator
K.   Approve an agreement with The Gordian Group to develop, implement, and support a Job Order Contract program per Buyboard Contract No. 334-10.
Attachments
Gordian Group agreement
L.   Approve a purchase with Evergreen Landscape Services for the mowing of right of ways in Commissioner’s Pct. 2 area.
Attachments
Mowing quotes
M.   Approve a purchase with Alvarado Electric Services Group for the replacement of an electrical panel at the Hilltop Community Center.
Attachments
Alvarado Electric quote
N.   Approve a DIR Contract No. DIR-TEX-AN-NG-CTSA-005 purchase for cell phone equipment and service from AT&T.
Attachments
AT&T proposal
O.   Approve a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 461-14 purchase with ProTech Mechanical, Inc. to replace 12.5 condenser, re-route line set and electrical, and install a new concrete pad.
Attachments
ProTech proposal
P.   Approve a loan agreement for a 2006 Mercedes Benz from the Corpus Christi Police to be used by the District Attorney’s Office.
Attachments
City loan agreement
Q.   Authorize Sole Source purchase from Hart InterCivic for software license and support annual renewal for the County Clerk’s Office.
Attachments
Hart quote
R.   Approve execution of Agreement Amendment No. 4 with Wage Works, Inc. and Aflac for RFP No. 2912-12 Cafeteria Administration, including Premium Only Plan (POP) & Enrollment/Billing Services.
Attachments
RFP Amendment 4
S.   Approve an agreement with Grace Paving and Construction, Inc. for IFB 3014-16 Nueces County Westhaven Park Improvements Project.
Attachments
IFB 3014-16 Grace Paving Agreement
T.   Authorize Sole Source purchase to move location of where services terminate, upgrade modem and router, and add TV service from Time Warner Cable Business Class for the Bishop Library.
Attachments
Sole Source Letter
Time Warner Service order
U.   Accept County Judge's appointment of Kelly Harlan as Chair of the Nueces County Airport Advisory Board.
V.   Approve the application procedure for the Nueces County Special Task Unit of Adult Protective Services.
Attachments
NC Special Task Unit of Adult Protective Services
W.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for renovations to the former Social Services Office space for the IT Department; and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice.
X.   Approve an agreement with JE Construction Services for IFB 3016-16 Terry Shamsie Boulevard Reconstruction.
Attachments
IFB 3016-16 Agreement
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive calculations of the effective tax rate, the rollback tax rate and the fund balances; discuss and consider proposal for 2016-2017 tax rate for Nueces County, Nueces County Farm to Market, and Nueces County Hospital District; in the event the proposed tax rate(s) exceed the effective tax rate, take a record vote and authorize publishing appropriate notices.
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to an Architectural Services Contract with Turner, Ramirez & Associates, Inc.
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 1
Architectural Services Contract
3.   Discuss and consider approval of Right of Entry for Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) to survey and perform other activities on Lots 1-5, Block 16, Flour Bluff Park held in trust by Nueces County for purposes of locating a potential easement for electric transmission lines between Barney Davis Substation and AEP TCC's Naval Base Substation and discuss and consider approval of execution and submission of Antiquities Permit Application to the Texas Historical Commission for work to be performed on Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 16, Flour Bluff Park. 
Attachments
ROE Electric Transmission Texas, LLC.
4.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to an Engineering Services Contract with International Consulting Engineers. 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 1 - International Consulting Engineers
Engineering Services Contract - International Consulting Engineers
5.   Discuss and consider approval of Settlement Agreement and Release with HealthSmart Benefit Solutions, Inc., effective August 3, 2016.
Attachments
Settlement - HealthSmart
6.   Discuss and consider setting the rate of pay for Temporary Deputy Medical Examiners.
7.   Discuss and consider approval of Work Order amending Electronic Transaction Processing Agreement with Official Payments to provide Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center with credit/debit payment transaction services.
Attachments
Offical Payments Agreement/Work Order
8.   Discuss and consider adopting a Resolution approving street improvements to Avenue D in Driscoll, Texas, located in front of the new school, using Commissioner Precinct #3 RTA street improvement funds.; and authorizing an interlocal agreement with the City of Driscoll related to Avenue D street improvements.
Attachments
Driscoll Request letter
Resolution - Driscoll Street Improvement
Interlocal Agreement
9.   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
resolution - Outdoor Burn Ban
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of a public assistance subaward #PA-06-TX-4223-PW-1820 (Berlanga Community Center) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
Attachments
FEMA/TDEM Public Assistance Award for Berlanga Building
2.   Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 33 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
United Way EFSP Phase 33 grant application
3.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding for the Nueces County Body-Worn Camera Program.
Attachments
Body Camera Grant Award
4.   Discuss and consider the execution of an agreement between Nueces County Monitoring Offenders Against Women Project and Recovery Healthcare Corporation for Global Positioning System Monitoring.
Attachments
Recovery Healthcare Agreement for GPS monitors
C. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award IFB 3021-16 County Road 48 Paving Improvements from US 77 to FM 1694.
Attachments
IFB 3021-19 Bid Tab
2.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3019-16 Nueces County - County Road 36 Reconstruction.
Attachments
IFB 3019-16 bid tab
3.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3020-16 Nueces County Park Restroom Facility in Robstown.
Attachments
IFB No 3020-16 Bid Tab
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 18 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Attachments
BCO #18 List
BCO #18 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 and consider the status of Cause No. 2016-DCV-0112-C, B&T Towing, LLC v. Constable Robert W. Sherwood, Individually and in his Official Capacity; Mrs. Woody Jr's, Inc.; Erika's Wrecker Service; and E&J Auto Truck & Rv, in the 94th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
B.   Discuss and consider the status of 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.
C.   Consult with County Attorney to seek legal advice as to the County's legal remedies regarding Fred Burkhardt's demand letter to cease the CR61 Nueces County drainage project and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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