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NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL MEETING
 

August 27, 2018

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:30 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. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.
B. 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.

BUDGET WORKSHOP

4. REGULAR AGENDA:
A.   Discuss and consider taking action needed for the preparation of the FY2018/2019 budget proposal as follows:

 1.  Adopt increase of $1,000,000 for Tax Valuation Suit Contingency

 2.  Adopt 2% increase on Group Health Insurance (1%-Employer & 1%-Employee)

 3.  Adopt Stop Loss Coverage to include claims paid during the new plan year that were incurred
      during the prior 12 months

 4.  Adopt 2% Cost of Living Increase
 
 5.  Adopt new positions as follows:
      a.  Building Maintenance worker I (Jail) - Mechanical Maintenance
      b.  Construction Project Inspector - Building Superintendent
      c.  Associate Judge - Magistrate DWI/Drug Court (Part-Time)  
      d.  Senior Clerk - District Clerk
      e.  Crime Data Clerk - County Sheriff
      f.   Deputy Constable I - Constable Pct. #3
      g.  Autopsy Tech. - Medical Examiner
      h.  Legal Secretary II - District Attorney
       i.  Health Promotions Coordinator (2) - 1115 Waiver
       j.  Asst. Health Promotions Coordinator (2) - 1115 Waiver
 
 6.  Adopt deletion of a Bldg. Maintenance Tech (Mechanic) position from the
      Building Superintendent Department and a Temp-Autopsy Technician position from the
      Medical Examiner Department
 
 7.  Adopt reclassifications including salary increases, title changes, 
      and/or reduction of hours on the following positions:
      a.  Mech. Maint. Worker II - Building Superintendent
      b.  Secretary II (Part-Time) - County Clerk 
      c.  Chief Deputy - County Clerk
      d.  Election & Records Manager - County Clerk Elections
      e.  Election Coordinator - County Clerk Elections
      f.   Election Clerk - County Clerk Elections
      g.  Election Technician - County Clerk Elections
      h.  Senior Administrative Clerk-Tax Assessor-Collector 
      i.   Information Systems Specialist-Tax Assessor-Collector
      j.   Director, Personnel - Human Resources
      k.  Benefits Coordinator - Human Resources
      l.   GL System Programmer - County Auditor
     m.  GL System Programmer Supervisor Accountant - County Auditor
      n.  Building Maintenance Worker I (3) - Hilltop Facility
      o.  Building Maintenance Worker II - Hilltop Facility
      p.  Associate Judge (Part-Time) - CCAL No. 5
      q.  Associate Judge (2) - Magistrate/DWI Drug Court
      r.  M.E. Office Administrator - Medical Examiner Office
      
  8.  Adopt salary reclassification for the Inland Parks and Coastal Parks Director

  9. Adopt salary reclassification for the Tax Assessor-Collector and District Clerk to the
      same base salary as the County Clerk

10.  Adopt 30 day hiring freeze excluding Law enforcement, DA, and Juvenile Pre/Post
       Adjudication officers 
 
11.  Adopt countywide budget cuts with a goal of achieving $1,000,000 in budget savings

12.  Adopt $155,287 net increase to the General Fund FY 2018/2019
       Budget for departmental operational requests

13.  Adopt $15,000 increase for the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development
       Corporation

14.  Adopt $10,000 increase for Nueces County Animal Control operations

15.  Adopt a $750,000 General Fund transfer from Mechanical Maintenance (Dpt #1500)
       to General Administration (Dpt #1285) for litigation reserves

16.  Adopt and accept $500,000 transfer from Road District IV to Coastal Parks Fund

17.  Adopt and accept $500,000 transfer from Road District IV to Public Works,
       Road and Bridge Fund

18.  Adopt and remove General Fund transfers:
       a. Capital Projects ($250,000)
       b. Precinct Special Revenue ($250,000)
       c. Outside Agencies ($100,000)

19.  Adopt $25,000 allocation to the United Corpus Christi Chamber of
       Commerce for services related to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) 
      
20.  Adopt funeral home allotment increase to Social Services Department
       Budget as follows:
       a. $100 increase for caskets
       b. $200 increase for professional services
       c. $150 for cremations

21.  Adopt and remove FY17/18 General Fund Transfers not needed for FY18/19
       for Coastal Parks as follows:
       a.  FY17/18 budgeted transfer for contingency                   $300,000 
            FY18/19 remove transfer for contingency                    ($300,000)
            Total FY18/19 transfer for contingency                              -
                                                                                             
       b.  FY17/18 budgeted transfer                                            $1,087,000
            FY18/19 remove transfer (funded by Rd. District IV)  ($  500,000)
            Total FY18/19 transfer                                                  $  587,000
B.   Discuss and consider approval of the Sheriff and Constable Fees for 2019, pursuant to Section 118.131 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Current Fees - Sheriff
Constable Proposed Fees
Comparison Spreadsheet
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.

 Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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