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AUGUST 17, 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





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.




County Judge calls for the Invocation.


Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.


County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.

D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   August 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 Minutes

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

1.   League of Women Voters - "Women's Equality Day" - 99th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote.
Resolution-League of Women Voters
2.   Mikaela Rendon - Pan American Golf Association Junior National Golf Champion.
Resolution-Mikeala Rendon
3.   Robstown Independent School District - 2016 State Finalist for School Board of the Year.
Robstown ISD
4.   Designate September 5-11, 2016 Nueces County Suicide Prevention week.
Resolution - Suicide Prevention Week
5.   Diane Lowrance, Chief Executive Officer Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County, resigning after 24 years of service with great distinction.
Lowrance 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 27, 2016 - August 9, 2016.
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 29, 2016, August 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016.
Ck Reg 07-29-16
Ck Reg 08-05-16
Ck Reg 08-12-16
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated August 17, 2016.
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated July 1 -31, 2016 and August 4, 2016.
Group Health - July mthly
Group Health - Aug wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Temp List No. 402
2.  Unfreeze List No. 738
3.  Personnel Changes reports dated July 29, 2016 and August 5, 2016
Temp List #402
Unfreeze List #738
Personnel Changes Report - 07-29-16
Personnel Changes Report - 08-05-2016 (2)
F.   Authorize approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Nueces County and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for technical support provided by the Information Technology Department.
MOU for IT Services
G.   Accept for record purposes, executed lease agreements for T-12 Hangar with Kevin Graf at the Nueces County Airport.
1.  FY15/16 - (2) Month Lease Agreement ending 9/30/2016
2.  FY16/17 - Lease Agreement - 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
FY15-16 - T-12 Hangar Lease
FY16-17 - T-12 Hangar Lease
1295 Form - Kevin Graf
H.   Approve execution of Interlocal Agreement with Coastal Bend Council of Governments for remaining work related to completion of updates on portions of the Nueces County Emergency Management Plan and exercise after action review.
I.   Approve the purchase of software from DIR Contract No. SDD-2503 for workstations and servers from Software House International (SHI).
SHI Server Software
SHI Workstation Software
J.   Approve sole source annual maintenance agreements with Intergraph-Hexagon for the Jail Management System in the amount of $144,188.88 and for Oracle database software maintenance in the amount of $8,981.52.
Oracle Agreement
Intergraph Hexagon Agreement
Sole Source letter
1295 Forms
K.   Ratify the execution of Amendment No. 1 to Loan Forgiveness Agreement Contract No. LF1000340 with the Texas Water Development Board regarding funding for the Cindy Park colonia.
Amendment #1 to TWDB Loan Forgiveness Agreement
L.   Ratify approval of Budget Worksheets with Certifications, Unit Rate Calculation, 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 Americas Act Program.  
HDM Budget Work Book 2017
M.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for County Road 69 Drainage Improvements; and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice.
N.   Approve a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 430-13 purchase from Silsbee Ford for a 2016 Ford Interceptor Utility for Constable Pct. 2.
Buyboard Silsbee Ford
O.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Aggregate Type PB, Grade 4 LRA; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
P.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Aggregate Type PB, Grade 3 LRA; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
Q.   Rescind the purchase with Brandt Companies, LLC to install two heat exchangers in the amount of $51,763; approve authorizing TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 461-14 purchase with Brandt Companies, LLC to install two heat exchangers for the Waco Street Jail.
Revised Brandt quote
R.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 4 to Agreement with HealthSmart for RFP No. 2910-12 Secondary (Wrap) Network Services, Disease Management, Pre-Certification/Utilization Programs, and COBRA/HIPAA Administration.
RFP 2910-12 Amendment 4
S.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 4 to Agreement with HealthSmart for RFP No. 2911-12 Third Party Administration/TPA.
Amendment No. 4 - HealthSmart
T.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 3 with Script Care for Pharmacy Benefit Management for RFP No. 2933-13 Primary Network Service, Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Wellness Programs.
RFP 2933-13 Amendment 3
U.   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.
RFP 2934-13 Voya Renewal Letter
V.   Approve Sole Source purchase from VOTEC Corporation for 20 Oracle licenses, Base VEMACS support for the Votec Election Management and Compliance System (VEMACS) with for the County Clerk Department.
Sole Source letter, Quote, and 1295 Form
W.   Approve submission of a grant application to the Ed Rachal Foundation for bollards and cabling on the Nueces County Kleberg Beach Property.




1.   Discuss and consider approving the Nueces County Group Health and Life Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
Proposed FY16-17 NC Group Health & Life Insurance Premiums
2.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge to execute an Airport Project Participation Agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and Nueces County related to the implementation of improvements to the Nueces County Airport.
Airport Agreement
3.   Discuss and consider approval of the Sheriff's and Constable's Fees for 2017, pursuant to Section 118.131 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Sheriff & Constable Fees 2017
4.   Discuss and consider Early Voting Locations for the November 8, 2016 General Election.
5.   Discuss and consider request of Nueces County Drainage District No. 2 to rejoin the Nueces County self-funded Group Health Program.
DD #2 Request to rejoin
DD #2 leaving plan
6.   Discuss and consider selection of International Consulting Engineers (ICE) for the Veterans Monument at Amistad Park in Bishop, Texas; approve execution of engineering services contract.
ICE contract - Veterans Monument
Veterans Monument Map - Amistad
1295 Form - Veterans Monument
7.   Discuss and consider selection of International Consulting Engineers (ICE) for the Bishop Park Trail Project; approve execution of engineering services contract.
ICE Contract - Bishop Trail
Bishop Park Map
1295- BishopPark Trail
1.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) entering into a contract amendment with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to extend the current grant contract period of 9/1/2015 through 8/31/2016 to run through 8/31/2017, and increase the total amount of the grant from $51,717 to $93,951, to conduct active surveillance and reporting activities for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); and authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
HIV Surveillance Grant Amendment
1.   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.
2017 OAG and Appriss Contract for VINE
2017 OAG and Appriss Contract for VINE
2.   Discuss and consider accepting a grant award from the Texas Department of Emergency Management for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for FEMA-4223-DR.
3.   Discuss and consider the execution of Construction Contract Change Order No. 1 with Bridges Specialties Inc. regarding IFB No. 3001-15 – Surface Water Lines and Connections in Cindy Park Colonia.
Construction Contract Change Order #1 for Cindy Park
1.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 with MO-CON Services, Inc., to increase the contract amount relating to the Hazel Bazemore Park Ravine Stabilization Project.
Mo-Con Services Change Order No. 1
Form 1295
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to an Engineering Services Contract with International Consulting Engineers for the Preparation of Plans and Specifications and Construction Phase Services associated with the County Road 69 Drainage Improvements.
Supplemental Agreement No. 1 - International Consulting Engineers
International Consulting Engineers - Form 1295
Engineering Services - International Consulting Engineers
3.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to an Architectural Services contract with Turner, Ramirez & Associates, Inc. for the Preparation of Plans and Specifications and Construction Phase Services associated with the McKinzie Jail Annex Dormitory Renovations.
Form 1295 - Turner, Ramirez & Associates
Arichitectural Services - Turner, Ramirez & Associates
Supplemental Agreement No. 1
4.   Receive a presentation from Bob Leahey of HDR Engineering to update the Court on the current studies being conducted to refine the proposed route of the Regional Parkway from State Highway 286 to Padre Island, including a new crossing of the Laguna Madre.
1.   Discuss and award IFB 3022-16 Nueces County Office of Emergency Management Disaster Recovery Communications System.
IFB 3022 Bid Tab
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 19 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
BCO #19 List
BCO #19 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. 16-0453, San Patricio County, Texas, v. Nueces County, Texas, and Nueces County Appraisal District, Texas Supreme Court, and related matters.


A.   Nueces County Hospital District Board of Managers
NC Hospital District Board of Managers
Robert Corrigan-letter of interest
Rodney Hart - letter of interest
Cal Jennings-letter of interest

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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