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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

NOVEMBER 29, 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.   November 1, 2017
Attachments
November 1, 2017 minutes
E. RECESS MEETING

OPEN PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING:  The Nueces County Commissioners Court will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the designation of a zone for temporary property tax abatement to be established under Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code.  The establishment of the zone is at the request of Epic Y-Grade Logistics, LP, and the zone would be on the west side of Violet Road (County Road 24), approximately 2.4 miles north of State Highway 44.

CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING
F.

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

1.   Resolution Celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 12-18.
Attachments
Nurse Practitioner Week
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 register dated November 4, 2017 through November 17, 2017.
Attachments
Manual CkReg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated November 9, 2017, November 16, 2017, November 17, 2017 and November 22, 2017.
Attachments
Ck Reg 11-09-17
Ck Reg 11-16-17
Ck Reg 11-17-17
Ck Reg 11-22-17
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated November 29, 2017.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees:
1. Health Smart October monthly
2. Boon Chapman October monthly
3. Health Smart November 2 - 9, 2017 weekly
4. Boon Chapman November 7 - 14, 2017 weekly
Attachments
Group Health-Health Smart Oct. mthly
Group Health-Boon Chapman Oct mthly
Group Health-Health Smart Nov wkly
Group Health-Boon Chapman Nov wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1.  Unfreeze List #768
2.  Temp List #426
3.  Personnel Changes Reports dated November 10, 2017 and November 17, 2017.
Attachments
Unfreeze List #768
Temp List #426
Personnel changes report 11-10-17
Personnel changes report 11-17-17
F.   Accept FY 2016-2017 report; and approve FY 2017-2018 contract with HALO Flight.
Attachments
FY16/17 Report - HALO Flight
HALO Flight - FY17/18 Contract
1295 Form - HALO Flight
G.   Accept the following FY 2016-2017 Outside Agency and Family Protection Fee Reports:
1. American Red Cross Coastal Bend-Texas Chapter
2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
3. Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend
4. Northwest Business Association
5. The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter
6. Timon's Ministries
Attachments
American Red Cross Coastal Bend-Texas Chapter - FY16-17 Outside Agency Report
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas - FY16/17 Outside Agency Report
Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend - FY16/17 Outside Agency Report
Northwest Business Association - FY16-17 Outside Agency Report
The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter - FY16/17 Family Protection Fee Report
Timon's Ministries - FY16/17 Outside Agency Report
H.   Authorize/execute FY 2017-2018 contract in the amount of $40,000.00 between Nueces County and the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce for the activities of the South Texas Military Facilities Task Force for the economic benefit of Nueces County and the surrounding areas.
Attachments
United CC Chamber of Commerce (STMFTF) - FY17/18 Contract
1295 Form - United CC Chamber of Commerce (STMFTF)
I.   Authorize the acceptance of $1,293.73 in contributions to the "Friends of the Courthouse, $500.00 contribution to the Emergency Training Fund; $9,836.78 contribution to Social Services Department; $6,000.00 contribution to County Commissioner's Precinct 1, $20,100; contributions to Constable Precinct 2 special revenue account; $2,441.10 contribution to the Library Board; and $600.00 contribution to JP Judicial Fund for special purposes.
Attachments
Donations
J.   Approve the proposed 2018 Commissioners Court meeting schedule.
Attachments
Court Meeting Schedule
K.   Appoint Timothy Everest, Nueces County Risk Manager, as Assistant ADA Coordinator for Nueces County.
L.   Approve the following Tax Deed(s) and highest minimum bid to date:
1. Lot 25, Block 1, Flour Bluff Gardens, in the amount of $8,500.00
2. Lot 26, Block 3, Carver Addition, in the amount of $12,500.00
3. Lot 9-E, Blake Addition, in the amount of $4,000.00
4. Lot 25, Block 1, Central Park Unit 1, in the amount of $3,500.00
5. Lot 22, Block 2, Christi Park #3, in the amount of $10,000.00
6. Lot 3, Block 12, Lawndale Subdivision, in the amount of $10,000.00
7. Lots 1 and 2, Block A, La Bahia Addition, in the amount of $15,999.00
Attachments
Tax Resale Properties
M.   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
Caldwell Country quote
N.   Authorize a purchase from Guarantee Carpet Inc. to remove and furnish commercial carpet in the District Attorney's office.
Attachments
Guarantee Carpet quote
O.   Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 with ICSolutions for RFP 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service.
Attachments
RFP 2983-14 Amendment 2
P.   Authorize Sole Source purchase of tile and bathroom cleaner from Kendall & Son LTD for the Sheriff's office.
Attachments
Kendall quote
Q.   Approve execution of an agreement with Progressive Structures, Inc. for IFB 3040-17 Nueces County ADA Modifications Hilltop Community Center, Commissioner Office, Pass It On Building, Bill Bode Building.
Attachments
IFB 3040-17 Agreement
R.   Approve Interlocal Agreement for a period of one year, from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, between San Patricio County and Nueces County regarding sharing expenses for the Intoxilyzer Program and Technical Supervisor Services.
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   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), to be located on the west side of Violet Road (CR 24), approximately 2.4 miles north of SH 44.
Attachments
Newspaper Notice
Zone Order
2.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order authorizing the execution of an Agreement with Epic Y-Grade Logistics, LP, providing for a Temporary Tax Abatement, pursuant to Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code.
Attachments
Application for Incentives - Epic
Resolution on Agreement
Abatement Agreement - Epic
3.   Receive a presentation from Melissa Hofstetter, Executive Director, Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse on the Agency's FY 2016-2017 activities; and, approve FY 2017-2018 contract.
Attachments
CBCADA - FY16/17 Report
Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - FY17/18 Contract
1295 Form - CBCADA
4.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 8 with TBC Commercial Construction to increase the contract amount relating to the Padre Balli Park Improvements, Phase 1 Project.
Attachments
TBC Construction Change Order No. 8 & Form 1295
5.   Ratify approval of Order Forms and General Terms and Conditions for West Proflex Online Legal Research with West Publishing Corporation for the County Attorney, District Attorney, and Judges of Nueces County.
Attachments
County Attorney Order Form
Disctrict Attorney Order Form
Judges Order Form
General Terms and Conditions
Sole Source Letter from Purchasing
1295 Form - West
6.   Discuss and consider approval of proposed 2017 projects to be funded under the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Street Improvement Program.
Attachments
RTA Projects Summary
7.   Ratify approval of Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) 2017 Workers' Compensation renewal for 2017 including all payments.  
8.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County, pursuant to Section 352.081 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Burn Ban Order
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider execution of Amendment No. 1 to the Texas General Land Office - Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Agreement (GLO Contract No. 16-124-009).
Attachments
Amendment No. 1 to the Texas General Land Office - Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Agreement
C. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of a Financial Guarantee for Improvements Agreement with Maria C. Martinez and Eulysses F. Perez for improvements in the Santa Maria Acres Subdivision located in County Commissioner Precinct No. 4.
Attachments
Financial Guarantee Agreement
Water Quality, Estimates
2.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 3 for the ADA Modifications - Calderon Building.
Attachments
Change Order No. 3
Form 1295
D. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award IFB 3058-17 Land for Lease, Jim Wells & Live Oak.
Attachments
IFB 3058-17 Bid Tab
E. AUDITOR
1.   a.  Approve Budget Change Order No. 04 for FY 2017-2018.
b.  Approve Project Budget Change Order No. 60.
Attachments
BCO #04 List
BCO #04 Backup
PBCO #60 List
PBCO #60 Backup
2.   Receive presentation on October 2017 Monthly Expense Report.
Attachments
October 2017 Monthly Expense Report
3.   Approve monthly financial report for the month of September 2017.
Attachments
September MFR
4.   Approve Asset Forfeiture reports for FY 2017 for Nueces County Constable Pct. 1, Constable Pct. 2, Constable Pct. 3, Constable Pct. 4, and Constable Pct. 5
Attachments
Chapter 59-Constable Pct.1
Chapter 59-Constable Pct. 2
Chapter 59-Constable Pct. 3
Chapter 59-Constable Pct. 4
Chapter 59-Constable Pct. 5
5.   Discuss and consider approving the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for District Attorney, Constable Pct. 3, Constable Pct. 5.
Attachments
Equitable Sharing Agreement-District Attorney
Equitable Sharing Agreement-Constable Pct. 3
Equitable Sharing Agreement-Constable Pct. 5
6.   Discuss and consider creating a Trial Chief Position (Pay Group 40, Step 1) for the District Attorney's Office, and eliminating an Asset Forfeiture Position (Pay Group 33, Step 1).
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 the County Attorney regarding the Professional Services Agreement (Contingent Fee Special Counsel for Opioid Litigation) with the Law Firm of Richard Schechter, P.C. and associated firms and the Purnell Law Firm and associated firms to represent Nueces County in legal matters involving Opioid Litigation; Discuss and consider an Order authorizing the County Judge to execute the Professional Services Agreement (Contingent Fee Special Counsel for Opioid Litigation) with the law firm of Richard Schechter, P.C. and associated firms and the Purnell Law Firm and associated firms to represent Nueces County in legal matters involving opioid litigation, and related matters.
B.   Consult with the County Attorney regarding 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, and related matters
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Civil Service Commission
Attachments
NC Civil Service Commission
Rebecca Bradford-letter-Civil Service Com.
Jason Floyd-Civil Service
Robert Tamez-Civil Service Service letter
B.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 1
Attachments
NC ESD No. 1
Richard Rose - Letter & application
Danny Tate - Letter & application
C.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2
Attachments
NC ESD No. 2
Weston Beseda-ESD2 application
Miguel Rodriguez-letter ESD2
D.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 3
Attachments
ESD No. 3
Andy Martinez - ESD3 letter
E.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 4
Attachments
ESD No. 4
Geoffrey Atwood - ESD4 letter
Donald W. Herrmann-ESD4
F.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 6
Attachments
NC ESD No. 6
G. Cadena - ESD request
Donny McNair-ESD6 letter

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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