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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 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.

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

1.   National 4-H Week in Nueces County, October 1-7, 2017.
Attachments
4-H Week in Nueces County 2017
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 11, 2017.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated August 24, 2017, August 25, 2017, August 31, 2017, September 1, 2017, September 8, 2017 and September 15, 2017.
Attachments
Ck Reg 08-24-17
Ck Reg 08-25-17
Ck Reg 08-31-17
Ck Reg 09-01-17
Ck Reg 09-08-17
Ck Reg 09-15-17
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated September 20, 2017.
Attachments
Special Motion List
Special Motion Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated August 1-31, 2017 and September 7, 2017.
Attachments
Group Health Aug Mthly
Group Health Sept Wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Unfreeze List #764
2.  Temp List #422
3.  Personnel Changes Report - 09-08-17
Attachments
Unfreeze List #764
Temp List #422
Personnel Changes Report - 9-8-17
F.   Ratify the acceptance of a set-aside grant award for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 34 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
grant award for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 34
G.   Accept for record purposes, the executed lease agreement for FY 2017-2018 at the Nueces County Airport:
1. T-5 Hangar - Robert Whitlock
Attachments
T-5 Hangar Lease Agreement (Whitlock)
1295 Form - Robert S. Whitlock
H.   Approve personal services agreement with Gretchen Arnold for FY 2017-2018, for Air Quality Consultant Services.
Attachments
Contract - Arnold
Work Authorization - Arnold
1295 Form - Gretchen Arnold
I.   Authorize Tarrant County Purchasing CO-OP Contract No. 2016-006 purchase of a 2017 Ford Interceptor Sedan from Silsbee Ford for Constable Pct. 4.
Attachments
Silsbee Ford quote
J.   Approve reassigning a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, County No. 61342 from the Warehouse to Constable Pct. 4 office.
Attachments
Graphics quote
K.   Accept the award and executed agreements for residential and nonresidential services as approved by the Juvenile Board for the Juvenile Department.
Attachments
Constracts List
L.   Appoint Johnny Martinez as the Central Counting Station Manager for the upcoming November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election (Election Code 127.002).
M.   Appoint Margaret Najvar as Presiding Judge for the Ballot Board, as recommended by the Republican Party (Election Code Secs. 87.001, 87.002, and 87.004).
N.   Approve presiding judges to hire up to three (3) poll workers for election day for the upcoming November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election (Election Code Section 32.033).
O.   Approve personal services agreements with Trace Finley and Terry Arnold for the purpose of providing strategic planning, consulting, and governmental relations services for FY 2017-2018.
Attachments
Agreement - Finley
Agreement - Arnold
Attachment A for both
Attachment B for both
1295 Form - Finley
1295 Form - Arnold
4. REGULAR AGENDA:
A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive update on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and recognition of EOC partners from Emergency Management Coordinator.
2.   Receive an update on the Nueces County Coast2CoastRx Prescription Card.
3.   Receive a presentation from the Texas PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Authority on how the Nueces County PACE Program can assist area businesses in the rebuilding process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
4.   Receive a report from the Nueces County Library System on Summer Reading Statistics, Back Pack Food Program, and Special Projects including Tech You’re IT @ the Library 2.0 and 3.0.
5.   Discuss and consider Personnel Policies related to Disaster Response.
6.   Discuss and consider approval of the Sheriff and Constable Fees for 2018, pursuant to Section 118.131 of the Texas Local Government Code.
7.   Discuss and consider setting the compensation of election judges and early voting clerks in charge of early voting polling locations for attending a training program required under Section 32.114(e) of the Texas Election Code.
8.   Discuss and consider setting the compensation for elections judges and clerks for the November 7, 2017 Constitutional Election in accordance with Section 32.091 of the Election Code.
9.   Discuss and consider establishing the Early Voting polling locations for November 7, 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election (Election Code Secs. 43.007(e) 42.008)
Attachments
Early Voting Locations
10.   Discuss and consider setting the number of individuals on the Ballot Board at eight (8), (Election Code Sec. 87.002), as recommended by Margaret Najvar, Ballot Board Presiding Judge and set the compensation (Sec. 87.005).
11.   Discuss and consider approval of a Joint Election Agreement with Nueces County to hold elections jointly and for joint election services for the Constitutional Amendment Election to be held November 7, 2017, for the following listed entities:
1.  City of Robstown.
2.  City of Robstown Utility System.
3.  Calallen Independent School District.
4.  City of Port Aransas.
5.  London Independent School District.
Attachments
Joint Election Agreement Sample - City of Robstown
Election Services Exhibit - Sample Robstown Utility
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider accepting grant award No. 3325001 from the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (CJD) for the Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program, grant period 10/01/2017-09/30/2018, and authorize to create, then unfreeze a full-time position titled: Mental Health Counselor-Juvenile.
Attachments
Mental Health Counselor-Juvenile-Job Description
Statement of Grant Award (SOGA)
2.   Discuss and consider approval of grant application and adopt a resolution for a pre-trial assessment program from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
Attachments
Grant Application
Resolution
Grant Letter and technical data
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 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.
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 2 - TurnerRamirez
Supplemental Agreement No. 1
Architectural Services Contract
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 22 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
Attachments
BCO #22 List
BCO #22 Backup
2.   Approve monthly financial report for the month of July 2017.
Attachments
Final July MFR
3.   Authorize and approve removal of fixed assets that are no longer located in the departments.
Attachments
Fixed Assets
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. Consult with county attorney and receive legal advice concerning the office lease located at 4626 Weber Road, Corpus Christi, Texas; discuss and consider any legal remedies, including termination of lease.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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