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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

NOVEMBER 1, 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.

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 - special motions list dated November 1, 2017.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
B.   Approve release of escrow funds to Suncrest Construction, Inc. related to completion of water and sewer improvements at Santa Maria Acres, pursuant to Financial Guarantee for Improvements Agreement approved by Commissioners Court on January 4, 2017.
Attachments
Request Letter and Financial Guarantee Agreement
C.   Ratify the acceptance of the 2016 Operation Stonegarden Grant.
Attachments
Grant Submittal
FEMA Approval Letter
D.   Authorized a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 515-16 purchase from Romco Equipment Co for a 2017 Bear Cat Chip Spreader.
Attachments
Chip Spreader
E.   Authorized a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 521-16 purchase from Rush Truck Center for a 2018 Peterbilt 567 Tractor.
Attachments
Peterbilt 567 tractor
F.   Authorized a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 425-13 purchase from Freightliner of Austin for two 2018 CTS Pack Mule.
Attachments
CTS Pack Mule
G.   Authorize a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 521-16 purchase from Caldwell Country for a 2018 Chevrolet 2500HD Silverado Regular Cab for Public Works.
Attachments
Chevy 2500HD
H.   Authorize a TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 521-16 purchase from Caldwell Country for a 2018 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado Double Cab for Public Works.
Attachments
Chevy 1500
I.   Accept the award from 105th District Court of a 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sports to be used by Sheriff’s Office.
Attachments
105th Judgment
J.   Accept the executed engagement letter for a fourth renewal with Ernest R. Garza and Company for RFP No. 2936-13 Auditing Services as approved by the Juvenile Board for the Juvenile Department.
Attachments
RFP 2936-13 Juvenile renewal
K.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Personnel Services; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Discuss and consider the adoption of an Order by the Commissioners Court of Nueces County, Texas authorizing the issuance of Nueces County, Texas combination tax and revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2017 in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for the purpose of paying contractual obligations of the County incurred or to be incurred for making permanent public improvements and for other public purposes, to-wit (1) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing and improving various County facilities to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal laws; (2) upgrading and improving the County’s Information Technology Systems; (3) acquisition of equipment for the conduct of elections in Nueces County; (4) acquiring, designing, constructing, renovating, repairing, and improving various County parks system facilities; (5) construction of and improvements to various roads, bridges and drainage facilities throughout Nueces County; (6) purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, landscaping, land and rights-of-way in Nueces County for authorized needs and purposes related to the aforementioned capital improvements; (7) and the payment of professional, fiscal, engineering and legal fees incurred in connection therewith; providing for the payment of said certificates by the levy of an Ad Valorem Tax upon all taxable property within the County and further securing said certificates by a lien on and pledge of revenues of the Coastal Parks System; providing the terms and conditions of said certificates and resolving other matters incident and relating to the issuance, payment, security, sale, and delivery of said certificates; including the approval and distribution of an Official Statement; authorizing the execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement; and authorizing other matters relating to the Certificates.
Attachments
Order - CO 2017
2.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order approving updates to the Nueces County Guidelines and Criteria for Granting Temporary Property Tax Abatements.
Attachments
Guidelines Order
Abatement Guidelines
3.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order Designating the Epic Zone within Nueces County, Texas, as a reinvestment zone, pursuant to the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act (Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code).
Attachments
Zone Order
Newspaper Notice
Notice Letter
4.   Receive an update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on Hurricane Harvey recovery within Nueces County.
5.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 7 to add a 45-day extension of time to the contract for TBC Commercial Construction LLC.
Attachments
TBC Change Order #7
Form 1295 - TBC Change Order #7
6.   Discuss and consider adopting a resolution authorizing the Nueces County Judge to act on behalf of Nueces County related to Texas Health and Human Services' agreements.
Attachments
Resolution - Judge Authority
State Form HHS #2
7.   Discuss and consider approval of Data Use Agreement with the Texas Health and Human Services related to HHS Co. 000167600 for provision of Home Delivered Meals. 
Attachments
Data Use Agreement
HHS attachment
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider the execution of an interlocal agreement between Nueces County and the Community Supervisions and Corrections Department in relation to the FY 2018 Technical Support Grant/Pre-Trial Assessment Initiative.
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement with CSCD for Pre-trial Assessment Program
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to an Architectural Services Contract with Turner, Ramirez & Associates, Inc. to extend the contract termination date.
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 1
Form 1295
Architectural Services Contract
D. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
Attachments
BCO #2 List
BCO #2 Backup
2.   Approve Quarterly Investment Report Ending June 30, 2017.
Attachments
Quarterly Investment Report 06-30-17
3.   Discuss and consider approval of Investment Vendor(s) as recommended by the Investment Committee; and discuss and consider removal of Investment Vendor(s) as recommended by the Investment Committee.
4.   Discuss and consider approving an interfund loan up to a maximum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) for Hurricane Harvey costs and expenses as authorized by Resolution adopted by the Commissioners Court on September 13, 2017, with an effective date of October 1, 2017; and September 14, 2016, with an effective date of October 1, 2016.
Attachments
Resolution 1G1 FY 17-18
Resolution 1G1 FY 16-17
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.   Conduct interviews of applicants for the position of Risk Manager.
B.   Discuss and consider selection of Nueces County Risk Manager.
C.   Discuss and consider employment, and duties of the Director of Office of Commissioners Court Administration.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Nueces County Tax Appraisal District
Attachments
Nueces County Appraisal District
Gabriele Hilpold - Appraisal District applicant

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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