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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

MAY 23, 2018

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.

 
                   SAMUEL L. NEAL, JR.       COUNTY JUDGE
                   CAROLYN VAUGHN       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.   May 10, 2018
Attachments
May 10, 2018 minutes
E.

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

1.   Dr. Sue Nelson - 2018 Education Hall of Fame - Oklahoma University.
Attachments
Resolution - Sue Nelson
2.   Recognizing student election clerks for the 2018 Primary Election.
Attachments
Resolution for Student Clerks
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Glen Sullivan, Director of Department of Public Works, retiring after 18 years of service to Nueces County.
Attachments
Certificate
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.   Authorization payment of bills - manual check register dated May 1, 2018 thru May 14, 2018.
Attachments
Manual CK Register 05-01-2018 to 05-14-2018
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated: May 4, 2018, May 11, 2018, May 15, 2018 and May 18, 2018.
Attachments
Ck Reg 050418FC
Ck Reg 050418FE.
Ck Reg 050418PC
Ck Reg 050418PE
Ck Reg 051118
Ck Reg 051118FC
Ck Reg 051118FE
Ck Reg 051518
Ck Reg 051818
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated May 23, 2018.
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees dated:
1. Boon Chapman - April 1 - April 30, 2018 and May 1 and 8, 2018
2. Health Smart - April 1 - April 30, 2018 and May 3 and 10, 2018
Attachments
Group Health Apr BC Mthly
Group Health Apr HS Mthly
Group Health - May BC Wkly
Group Health - May HS Wkly
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
1. Temporary List #435
2. Unfreeze List #779
3. Personnel Changes reports dated May 04, 2018 and May 11, 2018.
Attachments
Temp List #435
Unfreeze List #779
Personnel Changes Report - 05-04-18
Personnel Changes Report - 05-11-18
F.   Accept the "Outside Agency" Report for United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce for FY 2016-2017; Approve FY 2017-2018 Outside Agency Contract.  Total $2,000 - Commissioner Pct. 1 - $1,000 and Commissioner Pct. 3 - $1,000.
Attachments
United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce - FY16/17 Report
United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce - FY17/18 Contract
HB89 Verification Form
G.   Accept FY 2016-2017 Diabetes Report from Focus Foundation; Approve FY 2017-2018 Diabetes Contract for $3,000, allocated from Commissioner Pct. 3.
Attachments
Focus Foundation - FY16-17 Diabetes Report
Focus Foundation - FY17/18 Diabetes Contract
HB89 Verification Form
H.   Ratify the submission of a grant application for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 35 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
EFSP Phase 35 Application
I.   Approve and enter into agreement with Enterprise on the rental of grant funded vehicles for the Nueces County Sheriff's Office.
Attachments
Enterprise Rental Agreement
J.   Authorize a purchase with the Education Service Center Region 2 for internet access, year 3.
Attachments
ESC2 invoice
K.   Ratify the submission of a grant application to the Rebuild Texas Fund for financial assistance to rebuild the lift station and to inspect the pier at IB Magee Park.
Attachments
Rebuild Texas Application
L.   Ratify authorizing submission of a project proposal to the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) for consideration of grant funding for the Human Uses Implementation at Padre Balli Pollinator Habitat project.
Attachments
Padre Balli Pollinator Habitat
M.   Ratify authorizing submission of a project proposal to the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) for consideration of grant funding for the Interpretive Signage for Plover and Skimmer Habitation Protection project.
Attachments
CBBEP Interpretive Signage Proposal
N.   Approve setting the compensation for Early Voting Clerks for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (to include any Runoff) in accordance with Section 32.091 of the Election Code.
O.   Approve Early Voting Polling Locations for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (Election Code Secs. 43.007(e) 42.008).
Attachments
Early Voting Locations
P.   Appoint Margaret Najvar as Presiding Judge for the Early Voting Ballot Board for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (to include any Runoff election), as recommended by the County Republican party (Election Code Secs. 87.001, 87.002, and 87.004).
Q.   Approve the number of individuals on the Early Voting Ballot Board members at eight (8), (Election Code Sec. 87.002), for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (to include any Runoff) and set their compensation (Election Code Secs. 87.001, 87.005).
R.   Appoint Johnny Martinez as the Central Counting Station Manager for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (to include a Runoff) Election Code 127.002).
S.   Appoint Eric Gutierrez as the Tabulation Supervisor for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (to include any Runoff) in accordance with the Texas Election Code. (Sec. 127.003)
T.   Approve presiding judges to hire up to three (3) clerks for election day for the upcoming 27th Congressional District Special Election (Election Code Section 32.034).
U.   Approve compensation for Election Day Judges and Clerks for the 27th Congressional District Special Election in accordance with Section 32.091 of the Election Code.
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive presentation by Dr. Sarah Scott, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, Department of Social Sciences on the Community First Village Project.
2. Receive report on the 2018 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference by the Nueces County Emergency Management Coordinator.
3.   Receive a report from Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLC, on the status of delinquent tax accounts in Nueces County.
4.   Receive presentation from Iain Vasey, President/CEO  of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp., on the economic status of the region.
5.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 1, an increase of $88,090.63 for the ADA Modifications at Hilltop Community Center, Commissioner's Office, Pass It On Building, and Bill Bode Building.
Attachments
Change Order No. 1-Progressive Structures, Inc.
Overview of project
6.   Discuss and consider the execution of an Engineering Service Contract with LJA Engineering for County Road 35 paving improvements from Saratoga Boulevard to County Road 26A.
Attachments
Engineering Services Contract
LJA Engineering Debarment
LJA HB89 Verfication
7.   Approve Election Day Vote Centers for the 27th Congressional District Special Election (Election Code Sec. 43.007(e)).
Attachments
Election Day Vote Centers
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider authorizing the submission of an application for the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) 2018 annual grant program.
Attachments
2018 CBCF Application
2.   Discuss and consider the submission of an application to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for participation in the 2018 Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Lending Reimbursement Program.
Attachments
2018 ILL Application with T&C
3.   Discuss and consider the execution of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A&M University and Nueces County, Nueces County District Clerk, and Nueces County Sheriff, in relation to the FY2018 Indigent Defense Technical Support Grant/Pre-Trial Assessment Initiative.
Attachments
MOA between PPRI & County
4.   Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the 2018 Bulletproof Vests Partnership program.
5.   Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a conservation grant for the Native Habitat Plant Nursery project.
Attachments
TPWD Conservation Grant Application
C. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 15 for Fiscal year 2017-2018.
Attachments
BCO #15 List
BCO #15 Backup
2.   Monthly Financial Report
Attachments
April Monthly Financial Report
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 regarding Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant related to 2010 Bob Hall Pier Pavilion Expansion, and related matters; Discuss and consider authorizing response to CIAP’s grant administrator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
B.   Conduct interviews of applicants for the position of County Engineer.
C.   Discuss and consider selection of County Engineer.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County
Attachments
Behavioral Health Center Board
Rachel Botello-Cox - letter
Linda F. Stover - letter

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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