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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

OCTOBER 19, 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.   September 28, 2016
Attachments
September 28, 2016
E.

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

1.   W. B. Ray High School Athletic Hall of Fame Day honoring the 2016 inductees.
Attachments
Proclamation - Ray HS Hall of Fame
2.   Recognizing the groundbreaking for the headquarters of the Port Aransas Art Center.
Attachments
Port Aransas Art Center
3.   Recognizing the retirement of Ann Bracher Vaughn from the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce.
Attachments
Resolution - Ann Vaughn
4.   Burn Pits 360 Veterans Organizations' - Coastal Bend Veterans Day Celebration and BBQ Cook-Off.
Attachments
Resolution - Veterans Day
5.   National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2016.
Attachments
Disability Employment Awareness Month
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 September 21, 2016 to October 11, 2016.
Attachments
Manual check Register
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated September 23, 2016, September 30, 2016, October 7, 2016 and October 14, 2016.
Attachments
Ck Reg 09-23-16
Ck Reg 09-30-16
Ck Reg 10-07-16
Ck Reg 10-14-16
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated October 19, 2016.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated September 16, 2016 and October 6, 2016.
Attachments
Group Health - Oct wkly
Group Health - Sep mtlhly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Temp List No. 404
2.  Unfreeze List No. 742
3.  Personnel Changes reports dated September 23, 2016, September 30, 2016 and 
     October 7, 2016
Attachments
Temp List #404
Unfreeze List #742
Personnel Changes Report 09-23-16
Personnel Changes Report 09-30-16
Personnel Changes Report 10-07-16
F.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" and "Family Protection Fee" Reports for
FY 2015-2016:
 1. Mission of Mercy
 2. SCORE 
 3. Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board (Outside Agency & Family
     Protection Fee Report)  
Attachments
Mission of Mercy - FY15-16 Outside Agency Report
SCORE - FY15-16 Outside Agency Report
Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board - FY15-16 Outside Agency Report
Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board - FY15-16 Family Protection Fee Report
G.   Approve the following Tax Deed(s) and highest minimum bid to date:
1.   Lot 8, Block 2 Country Club Estates West, an unrecorded subdivision, in the amount
      of $2,000.00;
2.   Lot 9, Block 2 Country Club Estates West, an unrecorded subdivision, in the amount
      of $2,000.00;
3.   Lot 10, Block 2 Country Club Estates West, an unrecorded subdivision, in the
      amount of $2,000.00;
4.   Lots 3 and 4, Block 5, Dan L. Messer Addition to Robstown, in the amount of
      $1,200.00;
5.   Lot 1, Block 1, Primavera Estates, in the amount of $11,000.00;
6.   Lot 6, Block 1, Primavera Estates, in the amount of $5,000.00;
7.   Lot 4, Block 2, Primavera Estates, in the amount of $8,200.55;
8.   Lot 24, Block 2, Primavera Estates, in the amount of $5,000.00;
9.   Lot 2, Block 3, Primavera Estates, in the amount of $10,000.00;
10. Lot 24, Block 4, San Pedro Addition to Robstown, in the amount of $1,500.00;
11. The East ½ of Lot 7, and all of Lots 8, 9 & 10, Block 28, Robstown Original 
      Townsite, in the amount of $3,500.00;
12. Lot 51, Baymoor Addition to Corpus Christi, in the amount of $4,000.00;
13. Lot 14, Wildwood Ranch Estates, in the amount of $12,500.00;
14. Lots 96 and 97, Block 1, Sandy Hollow Addition Unit 2, in the amount of 
      $9,500.00;
15. Lot 5-A, Block 1, Nueces Acres Addition No. 2 to Corpus Christi, in the amount of
      $5,250.00;
16. Lot 8, Block 3, La Pascua Addition No. 2 to Corpus Christi, in the amount of 
      $3,300.00;
17. 0.392 acre out of Lot 11, Block 3, Highway Village Addition Section 1 to Corpus
      Christi, in the amount of $5,300.00.
Attachments
Tax resale properties
H.   Approve the 2016 Certification of Tax Levy for Nueces County General Fund, Nueces County Farm-to-Market, and Nueces County Hospital District as submitted by the Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector pursuant to Section 26.09(e) of the Texas Property Tax Code.
Attachments
2016 Certified Tax Levy - NC General Fund
2016 Certified Tax Levy - NC Farm-to-Market
2016 Certified Tax Levy - NC Hospital District
County Auditor - Verification of 2016 Tax Levy Certification
I.   Approve the 2017 Nueces County Holiday Calendar.
Attachments
Holiday Calendar
J.   Accept for record purposes, the executed lease agreements for FY 2016-2017 at the Nueces County Airport:
1. T-4 Hangar - Jerry Hunsaker 
2. T-9 Hangar - Gregory P. Gideon
3. T-13 Hangar - Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory Inc.
Attachments
T-4 Hangar - Jerry Hunsaker
1295 Form - Jerry Hunsaker
T-9 Hangar - Gregory P. Gideon
1295 Form - Gregory P. Gideon
T-13 Hangar - Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory Inc.
1295 Form - Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory Inc.
K.   Ratify acceptance of letter of credit related to Global Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Spectra Venue Management Agreement for RFP 3015-16, as approved by Commissioners Court on September 14, 2016.
Attachments
Letter of Credit
L.   Approve the application procedure for the following Nueces County Advisory Boards:
1. Citizen's Advisory Board on Health and Welfare;
2. Nueces County Animal Control Advisory Committee;
3. Nueces County Child Welfare;
4. Regional Health Awareness Board.
Attachments
Citizens' Advisory Bd. on Health & Welfare
NC Animal Control Adv. Committee
NC Child Welfare Board
Regional Health Awareness Bd.
M.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for Renovation to the Bishop County Building Fire Station section; and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice.
N.   Authorize execution of Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Corpus Christi Disposal Service for IFB No. 2937-13 Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Service (Dumpsters) for County properties only.
Attachments
IFB 2937-16 Amendment 2
O.   Approve Change Order No. 1 for the Westhaven Park Improvement Project to include 25 additional days for additional sidewalk/walking trail and exercise stations at an additional cost of $16,050.00 to be funded by Commissioner Pct. 2 - Department 0137.
Attachments
Westhaven Change Order #1
P.   Authorize execution of Agreement Amendment No. 1 with EB Foundations, Inc. for IFB 2942-13 Mowing Services for Nueces County Airport.
Attachments
IFB 2942-13 Amendment 1
Q.   Authorize Sole Source purchase from Courthouse Technologies for annual summons direct and annual support services for the Jury Management System.
Attachments
Courthouse Technologies - Annual Summons Direct Invoice
Courthouse Technologies - Annual Support Invoice
R.   Authorize a TXMAS Contract No. 6-03FAC020 purchase from Firetrol Protection Systems for quarterly, semiannual, and annual fire alarm inspections and maintenance of the Courthouse fire alarm system.
Attachments
Firetrol agreement
1295 Form
S.   Authorize Sole Source purchase from SunGard Public Sector for the Application Support Provider (ASP) Contract No. 130661-1 ASP ONEsolution (Global Core, Financial Core, Cognos B1, Grant Management, Position Budgeting), Contract No. 130661-2 ASP ONEsolution (Stores Inventory, Applicant on Line, Personnel Action Forms), and Executime maintenance renewals.
Attachments
SunGard Quote
T.   Approve Engagement Letter for Bond Counsel Services with McCall, Parkhurst & Horton, L.L.P., for representation in the 2016 issuance of certificates of obligations.
Attachments
Engagement Letter
U.   Authorize DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-1951 purchase for Dell DL 4300 Appliance and Accessories from Insight Networking for the IT Department.
Attachments
DIR Insight quote
Feb 3 agenda item
V.   Approve execution of agreement with Tyler Technologies for Odyssey Maintenance and Support, effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Attachments
Tyler MT Invoice FY2016-17
Sole Source
W.   Approve the following Joint Election Agreements: Banquete Independent School District, Corpus Christi Independent School District, Flour Bluff Independent School District, London Independent School District, Robstown Independent School District, West Oso Independent School District, Del Mar College, City of Corpus Christi, City of Port Aransas, City of Robstown, and Nueces County Drainage District No. 2.
Attachments
Uniform Agreement
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive a presentation from Amy Rhoads Granberry, Chief Executive Officer, Charlie's Place Recovery Center, on the FY 2015-2016 activities; and, approve FY 2016-2017 contract.
Attachments
Charlie's Place Recovery Center - FY15-16 Report
Charlie's Place Recovery Center - FY16-17 Contract
1295 Form - Charlie's Place Recovery Center
2.   Receive a presentation from Wade H. Fjeld, Executive Director, Palmer Drug Abuse on the Agency's FY 2015-2016 activities; and, approve FY 2016-2017 contract.
Attachments
Palmer Drug Abuse - FY15-16 Report
Palmer Drug Abuse - FY16-17 Contract
1295 Form - Palmer Drug Abuse
3.   Receive a presentation by Laura Chapa on the end of the Fiscal Year Grant reporting of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Special Grants.
4.   Discuss and consider naming the Robstown County Park as "Oscar O. Ortiz Park".
5. Discuss and consider appointment of Nueces County Constable, Precinct 2 pursuant to Section 87.041 of the Texas Local Government Code, and related matters.
6.   Discuss and consider approval of proposed 2016 projects to be funded under the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Street Improvement Program.
Attachments
2016 RTA Projects
7.   Discuss and consider approval of interlocal agreement with the City of Port Aransas to provide trash collection service along the beach at I.B. Magee Beach Park in Port Aransas, TX.
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement
8.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 001R1 with TBC Commerical Construction LLC, to decrease the contract amount relating to the Padre Balli Park Improvements, Phase 1 Project.
Attachments
TBC Construction LLC Change Order No. 001R1
9.   Discuss and consider selection and execution of a contract with Hanson Professional Services, Inc. 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.
Attachments
HMP Proposal
Letter to Nueces County
ED Rachel Foundation Letter
Hanson Engineering Services Contract
10.   Discuss and consider approval of Assignment of Lease Agreement providing for the consent of assignment of lease at the Nueces County Airport from Hunt Mutchler Ag-Services to Thomas Perrigue d/b/a Texas Sky Aviation.
Attachments
Assignment of Lease
1295 Form - Texas Sky Aviation
11.   Discuss and consider authorizing the County Judge to execute contract with Tyler Technologies for implementation of the Odyssey Jail Management System software.
Attachments
Jail Management Agreement
Jail Proposal
1295 Form
Sole Source Letter
12.   Discuss and consider approval of the 85th Texas Legislative Session Agenda for Nueces County.
Attachments
Legislative Agenda
13.   Discuss and consider authorizing execution of listing agreement with real estate broker Joe Adame & Associates, Inc., Mark Adame, for the purpose of listing for sale the 1914 Nueces County Historic Courthouse.
B. 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
Hancher Foundation grant for the Bishop Library
2.   Ratify the execution of Amendment No. 2 to Subrecipient Grant Agreement GLO Contract No. 15-053-000-8462 Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle 19 for the Hilltop Nature Park Enhancements Phase II.
Attachments
CMP 19 Hilltop Phase II extension
3.   Discuss and consider accepting grant award No. 2315207 from the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (CJD) for the Juvenile Justice Alternative Grant Program for grant period 9-01-2016 - 8-31-2017.
Attachments
Statement of Grant Award
4.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the FY 2016 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).
Attachments
SCAAP Award
C. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3025-16 County Road 69 Drainage Improvements.
Attachments
IFB 3025-16 bid tab
2.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3026-16 the renovations to the former Social Services Office space for the IT Department.
Attachments
IFB 3026-16 Bid Tab
3.   Discuss and award RFP No. 3028-16 consultant services to develop a Hazard Mitigation Action Plan.
Attachments
RFP 3028-16 Proposal Tab
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 1 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
Attachments
BCO #1 List
BCO #1 Backup
2.   Quarterly Investment Report dated June 30, 2016.
Attachments
Quarterly Investment Report 6-30-16
3.   Discuss and consider approval of an increase to the County Library Change Fund from $100 to $150.
Attachments
Library Change Fund1
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 ratifying the hiring of Douglas E. Chaves, Attorney at Law and the Firm of Chaves, Obregon & Perales, L.L.P. to represent two (2) jailers in their individual capacities in Civil Action No. 2:16-CV-390; Sylvia Fuentes v. Erasmus Gomez and Aldo Garza, in the United States District Court (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division) and related matters.
B.   Discuss and consider the status of Master File No. D-1-GN-16-000370; In Re Volkswagen Clean Diesel Litigation: TCAA Enforcement Case; 353rd District Court of Travis County, Texas.  Transferred from: 2016DCV-0164-B; Nueces County, Texas and State of Texas v. Volkswagen Group of America, et.al.; 117th District Court of Nueces County, Texas and related matters.
C.   Discuss and consider the status of Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-339, Elmer Cox v. Nueces County, Texas, and Jim Kaelin in his individual capacity; Thomas Burnside v. Nueces County, Texas and Jim Kaelin in his individual capacity, USCA No. 16-40141, in the United States District Court (Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division) and related matters.
D.   Consult with attorney and receive legal advice concerning the 1914 Nueces County Historic Courthouse.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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