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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

January 18, 2017

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
                   JOHN MAREZ       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.   January 4, 2017
Attachments
January 4, 2017 minutes
E.

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

1.   Barbara Smith - Nueces County Tax Assessor Collector's Office (Port Aransas), outstanding community service and 23 years of service to Nueces County.
Attachments
Resolution - Barbara Smith
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Jerome Tymrak - for countless contributions and years of service to the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show.
Attachments
Cert. - Jerome Tymrak
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 23, 2016 - January 10, 2017.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated December 30, 2016, January 6, 2017, January 9, 2017 and January 13, 2017.
Attachments
Ck Reg 12-30-16
Ck Reg 01-06-17
Ck Reg 01-09-17
Ck Reg 01-13-17
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated January 18, 2017.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions BackUp
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016, January 5, 2017.
Attachments
Group Health - Dec mnthly
Group Health - Jan wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Temp List No. 409
2.  Unfreeze List No. 748
3.  Personnel Changes Report dated December 23, 2016, December 30, 2016 and
     January 6, 2017.
Attachments
Temp List #409
Unfreeze List #748
Personnel Changes Report - 12-23-16
Personnel Changes Report - 12-30-16
Personnel Changes Report - 01-06-17
F.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" contracts for FY 2016-2017:
1. Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries - Total $3,500 
    $1,000 County Judge; $2,000 - Commissioner Pct. 1; $500 Commissioner Pct. 3;  
2. Del Mar College Foundation Inc. - $3,000 - Commissioner Pct. 3
3. Flour Bluff Business Association - Total $4,500
    $1,000 - County Judge; $1,000 - Commissioner Pct. 1; $2,500 - Commissioner Pct. 4
4. Hammons Education Leadership Program (HELP) - Total $2,500 
    $500 - County Judge; $500 Commissioner Pct. 3; $1,500 Commissioner Pct. 4
5. Mission of Mercy - $500 County Judge
6. Nueces County Children's Advocacy Center - $1,000 - Commissioner Pct. 2
7. Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board - $1,200 Commissioner Pct. 2
8. Padre Island Business Association - Total $4,500
     $500 - County Judge; $1,000 - Commissioner Pct. 1; 
     $3,000 Commissioner Pct. 4.         
Attachments
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries
Del Mar College Foundation Inc.
Flour Bluff Business Association
Hammons Education Leadership Program (HELP)
Mission of Mercy
NC Children's Advocacy Center
NC CPS Community Partners Board
Padre Island Business Association
1295 Forms
G.   Accept filing of annual continuing education transcript for Kevin Kieschnick, Tax Assessor-Collector.
Attachments
Education
H.   Authorize the purchase with Miller Environmental Services, LLC for storm sewer cleanout for the Blue Bonnet and San Pedro Subdivisions.
Attachments
Storm sewer cleanout quotes
I.   Authorize the purchase with Luchazie Construction to paint the interior and exterior of the Robstown Community Center.
Attachments
Robstown Community Center painting quotes
J.   Authorize an ESC 19 Allied States Cooperative Contract No. 13-6937 purchase with Johnson Controls for controls upgrades to the HVAC system at the McKinzie Annex and Juvenile Justice Center.
Attachments
JCI controls upgrade
K.   Rescind a BuyBoard purchase from Romco Equipment Co. for an Asphalt Distributor Tank authorized on December 1, 2016; authorized a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 515-16 purchase from Romco Equipment Co. for an asphalt distributor tank to be installed on a cab and chassis from ATC Freightliner Group.
Attachments
Romco quote
L.   Authorize a TxSmartBuy Contract No. 071-072-A1 purchase with ATC Freightliner Group for cab and chassis to install an asphalt distributor tank.
Attachments
ATC quote
M.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for the surface waterlines and connections in the Ranch Colonia project; and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice.
N.   Ratify the execution of a grant agreement accepting an award from the Texas Department of Agriculture Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program.
Attachments
2017 Home Delivered Meals grant
O.   Approve the following Tax Deeds and highest minimum bid to date:
1. The South one-half of Lot 9, Block 4, Amos Moore Addition, 
    in the amount of $4,500.00
2. Lot 11, Block 3, Rancho Amistad Subdivision, in the amount of $4,500.00
3. Lots 11 and 12, Block 2, Rancho Amistad Subdivision, in the amount of $7,000.00
4. Lots 13 and 14, Block 2, Rancho Amistad Subdivision, in the amount of $6,000.00
5. Lots 16 and 17, Block 6, and Lots 1 through 8, Block 7,
    Rancho Amistad Subdivision, in the amount of $20,000.00.
Attachments
Bids for tax resale properties
P.   Accept for record purposes, executed lease agreements for FY 2016-2017 at the Nueces County Airport.
1.  T-1 and T-10 Hangar - Donald Bayne Horne
2.  T-16 and T-17 Hangar - Guillermo A. Pliego
Attachments
T-1 & T-10 Hangar - Donald B. Horne
T-16 & T-17 - Guillermo A. Pliego
1295 Forms
Q.   Ratify approval of Amendment No. 1 to Texas Department of Transportation Airport Project Participation Agreement.
Attachments
Amendment No. 1 (2)
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive a presentation from the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), Director of Training, on the NCSO Training Academy.
2.   Receive the annual report on 2016 activities of the Nueces County Historical Commission as presented by Anita Eisenhauer.
3.   Discuss and consider list of projects to be funded by 2016 Certificates of Obligation.
Attachments
2016 C.O. Projects
1st Ten ADA Bldgs
4.   Discuss and consider approval of agreement with American Electric Power for installation of overhead facilities to serve the new camping area at Padre Balli Park.
Attachments
AEP Agreement
AEP 1295
5.   Discuss and consider the American Electric Power Easement and Right of Way Agreement.  AEP requires easement for the new construction 3-phase line for the Padre Balli Park Improvements, Phase 1 Project.
Attachments
AEP Easement and Right of Way
AEP 1295
6.   Discuss and consider request of the District Attorney to make the following changes to positions in Department 3520: 
 1. Change Job Title of a First Assistant District Attorney position (pay group 42) to a First Assistant – Administration position (pay group 42) with no fiscal impact.
 2. Delete one Chief Prosecutor position (pay group 40) and create a First Assistant – Courts position (pay group 42) with a $11,043 annual increase in salary and benefits.
 3. Delete one Chief Prosecutor position (pay group 40) and create a Misdemeanor Chief Prosecution position (pay group 38) with a $10,080 decrease in salary and benefits.
Attachments
D.A. Position Changes
7.   Discuss and consider possible remedies to property located at 3557 Molly Lane, regarding code enforcement and other related matters.
B. SHERIFF
1.   Discuss and consider a service contract with Willo Products Company (for servicing 240 Jail Cell Doors at the Main Jail) in the amount of $35,211.00 to paid out of Inmate Benefit Fund (Dept. 1324).
Attachments
Willo Products Company Service Agreement
C. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Capital Projects Budget Change Order No. 56.
Attachments
Capital Project BCO #56
Capital Project BCO BackUp
2.   Monthly Financial Report for the month of September 2016.
Attachments
September Monthly Financial
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 property damage claim submitted by Grace Gonzalez.
B.   Ratify the hiring of Jo Ellen Hewins, Attorney At Law, to provide Legal Representation of Laura Garza Jimenez, County Attorney, in her capacity as Nueces County Attorney in Cause No. 2016DCV-6110-F, Warren Alkek d/b/a A&A Bail Bonds v. State of Texas, Mark Skurka, in his capacity as Nueces County District Attorney, and Laura Garza Jimenez, in her capacity as Nueces County Attorney, in the 214th District Court of Nueces County, Texas; ratify approval of the legal representation agreement, authorize the County Judge to sign the agreement and related matters.
C.   Discuss and consider settlement of Civil Action No. 2:15-CV-00302; Elizabeth M. Leal v. Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, and Annette Rodriguez, In The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division; authorize the County Judge to sign the settlement agreement, and related matters.
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the status of Civl Action No. 2:16-CV-153, Danny Gonzales v. Nueces County, Texas; Justin Noland, Individually; Deputy Perales, Individually; S. Charleton, Individually; J. Medina, Individually; J. Villanueva, Individually; and A. Munoz, Individually, In The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division and related matters.
E.   Consult with the County Attorney to discuss and consider the status of Cause No. 2016DCV-5228-H, Joshua Sorensen v. Nueces County Civil Service Commission, Nueces County, Texas, and James "Jim" Kaelin, In The 347th Judicial District Court, Nueces County, Texas; and related matters.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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