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SEPTEMBER 14, 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.


PUBLIC HEARING (Nueces County and Nueces County Hospital District Budgets)

The Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2016-2017 Nueces County and Nueces County Hospital District Budgets.



E.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order approving the 2016 tax roll; setting the 2016 tax rates for Nueces County; and levying said tax rate against all taxable property in Nueces County for 2016.
2016 Nueces County Tax Order
F.   Discuss and consider adopting an order rescinding prior year budget resolutions and orders.
Order Rescinding Prior FY15-16 Resolutions and Orders
G.   Discuss and consider adoption of Orders and Resolutions related to the proposed 2016-2017 Nueces County Budget.
Resolution Regarding Interfund Loans
Budget Authority for Employee Positions
Resolution Setting Travel Mileage & Per Diem Reimbursement Rate
Resolution - Financial Guidelines for RMB Fairgrounds
Order Setting Fee for Permits for Right-of-Way Crossings
Order Establighing 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 2016-2017 Nueces County Budget.
I.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order approving the 2016 tax roll; setting the 2016 tax rate for the Nueces County Hospital District; and levying said tax rate against all taxable property in Nueces County for 2016.
J.   Discuss and consider adoption of the 2016-2017 Nueces County Hospital District Budget.
NCHD Operating Budget FY16-17

Approve the following minute(s):

1.   August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016 minutes

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

1.   United Way 2016 Campaign Kickoff
United Way Resolution
2.   Power Up @ Your Library Day 2016
3.   September 2016 - National Preparedness Month in Nueces County.
September 2016 National Preparedness Month Awareness Resolution
4.   Designation of Wednesday as the day of the week the Court will meet in regular term for fiscal year 2016-2017, pursuant to Section 81.005 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Resolution - Day of the Week for Court to meet
M. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Excellence in Financial Reporting as presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.
County GFOA Certificate
GFOA Certificate
Letter to Judge Neal
GFOA Award Letter
2.   Texas Healthy Communities Gold Level Recognition as presented by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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 24, 2016 - September 6, 2016.
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated August 26, 2016, August 31, 2016, September 2, 2016 and September 9, 2016.
Ck Reg 08-26-16
Ck Reg 08-31-16
Ck Reg 09-02-16
Ck Reg 09-09-16
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated September 14, 2016.
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated August 25, 2016 - September 1, 2016.
Group Health - Aug wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Temp List No. 403
2.  Unfreeze List No. 740
3.  Personnel Changes report dated August 26, 2016 and September 2, 2016
Temp List #403
Unfreeze List #740
Personnel Changes Report - 08-26-16
Personnel Changes Report - 09-02-16
F.   Accept the "Outside Agency" Report for Al Amin Shrine Center for FY 2014-2015.
Al Amin Shrine Center - FY14/15 Outside Agency Report
G.   Approve "Outside Agency" Contract for FY 2015-2016 for Al Amin Shrine Center - Total  $1,500, County Judge - $1,000; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $500.
Al Amin Shrine Center - FY15/16 Outside Agency Contract
H.   Accept for record purposes, the executed lease agreement for FY 2016-2017 at the Nueces County Airport for the T-3 Hangar - Dana Gunter.
T-3 Hangar - Dana Gunter
1295 Form - Dana Gunter
I.   Adopt a resolution in support of the City of Corpus Christi’s participation in the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texans Feeding Texans: Home Delivered Meal Grant Program.
FY17 Home Delivered Meal Resolution for City of CC
J.   Approve execution of a personal services agreement with Crystal Lyons, related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility services for Nueces County.
Lyons - Personal Services Contract
K.   Approve execution of an engagement letter for a third renewal with Ernest R. Garza and Company for RFP No. 2936-13 Auditing Services.
3rd renewal
L.   Authorize an agreement with Spectra Venue Management for RFP 3015-16 Facility Management Services for Nueces County Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds.
Management Agreement
M.   Authorize a purchase with A. Ortiz Construction & Paving, Inc. for parking lot improvements to the Bishop Senior Center.
Ortiz quote
N.   Approve execution of Agreement Amendment No. 2 with RT Lawrence Corporation for the sole source purchase of maintenance of software for the mail/deposit processing system in the Tax Assessor's office.
RT Lawrence Amendment 2
O.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for the sale of an easement on the Held Industrial Tract; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Order for easement IFB
P.   Adopt a resolution and related documents authorizing the submission of an Application for Financial Assistance for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Construction to the Texas Water Development Board.
TWDB Application for Cyndie Park 2
TWDB Application for Cyndie Park 2
TWDB Application for Cyndie Park 2
Q.   Approve changing Voting Center and Early Voting location in Port Aransas from Ellis Memorial Library to Port Aransas Community Center (408 North Allister, Port Aransas) and adding a new Voting Center at Brooks A.M.E. Worship Center (2101 N. Port Ave., Corpus Christi).
R.   Approve the number of Election Clerks for each voting precinct and rate of pay for Early Voting and Election Day voting.
Countywide Vote Centers
Early Voting Election Clerk
Election Day Election Clerk
S.   Authorize the purchase of security camera systems from Dynamark Security Centers for the Tax Assessor-Collector's Office.
Dynamark Security




1.   Discuss and consider execution of a listing agreement with Real Estate Broker George B. Clower for the purposes of listing for sale, Nueces County property located at 3041 Morgan Ave. (the former County Vector Control Building), in Corpus Christi, Texas, pursuant to Section 263.008 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Listing Agreement - Clower
2.   Discuss and consider selection and execution of a contract with Naismith Engineering for environmental services to complete a Habitat/Land Use Management Plan for the 3,680 acres of Nueces County owned property in Kleberg County, as recommended by the Coastal Park Board of Commissioners.
ER Foundation Expend Approval Ltr
Fund Expenditure Req
HMP Cost Proposal
HMP Outline
HMP Tasks
3.   Discuss and consider proposed Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and participating jurisdictions to develop a multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan.
HMAP Interlocal
4.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 with Pruitt Consulting, Independent Licensed Architect, for services related to the ADA Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Supplemental Agreement - Pruitt
5.   Discuss and consider the transfer of Guardian Assistant position currently in County Court at Law No. 5 to the District Clerk to be in compliance with Section 51.316 of the Texas Government Code.
1.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District accepting a contract amendment with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing funding for Public Health Emergency Preparedness activities; authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
PHEP Contract Amendment 2016-001327
2.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) entering into a contract amendment with the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) to collect and analyze recreational beach water samples and receive an amount not to exceed $116,622 for the period of September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017; authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
GLO Contract
1.   Discuss and consider the execution of a grant contract with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the FY2017 Special Projects Grant Program.
2017 Library Special Projects grant award
2.   Discuss and consider the execution of a grant agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Routine Airport Maintenance Program.
2017 Airport RAMP grant award
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 21 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
BCO #21 List
BCO #21 Backup
2.   Authorize and approve Nueces County Pay Schedule-A reflecting the 2% cost of living pay increase effective September 24, 2016.
Pay Schedule - A
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 settlement of Nueces County's property-damage claim against Brothers Produce (John Hilliard) related to motor vehicle accident, and related matters.
B.   Consult with the County Attorney regarding legal matters as it relates to proposal from Lake Padre Development Company (formerly Gulf Coast Joint Venture) to do a 15 acre wetland enhancement mitigation project on county-owned beach property on North Padre Island in Kleberg County; Discuss and consider Lake Padre Development Company wetland enhancement mitigation proposal project.


A.   Nueces County Special Task Unit of Adult Protective Services
NC Special Task Unit of Adult Protective Services
Lisa Diven Brown - STU
Michelle Coward - STU
Vicki Guerra - STU
Viola Monrreal
Ramiro Torres - STU

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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