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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

MARCH 13, 2019

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.

 
                   BARBARA CANALES       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.
 
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.   Approve Minutes for meetings held on February 12, 2019 and February 25, 2019
E.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

1.   Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee.
Attachments
Pat Eisenhauer resignation/recommendation
Mike Garrett Application
Lindsey Pietsch
BMAC Description
2.   Nueces County Animal Control Advisory Board.
Attachments
Cynthia Winkley
Natalie Dodd
Tambi Parker
Kendra Lee
Punky Juarez
Animal Control Description
F.

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

1.   20th Annual Cesar Chavez Marcha.
Attachments
Cesar Chavez Resolution
2.   In recognition of Oscar Martinez - South Texas Music Legend.
Attachments
Resolution-Oscar Martinez
3.   In recognition of Con Mims, Executive Director of the Nueces River Authority, in his retirement.
Attachments
Resolution - Con Mims - Nueces River Authority
4.   In support of House Bill 1300 and Senate Bill 682 - Legislation that Enhances Oyster Mariculture on the Texas Coast.
Attachments
Resolution in Support of HB1300 and SB682
Oyster flyer
House Bill 1300
5.   In support of Senate Bill 1480 - Term limits for Nueces County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Attachments
Resolution in Support of SB 1480
Senate Bill 1480
6.   In support of House Bill 3126 - providing for an amendment to Chapter 381 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Attachments
Resolution in Support of HB 3126
House Bill 3126
7.   In support of House Bill 3430 - Transfer of retired law enforcement canines.
Attachments
Resolution in Support of HB 3430
House Bill 3430
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 - regular bill summaries dated January 31, 2019, February 01, 2019, February 08, 2019, February 15, 2019, February 22, 2019, February 28, 2019, and March 01, 2019.
Attachments
Ck Reg 01-31-19.pdf
Ck Reg 02-01-19.pdf
Ck Reg 02-08-19.pdf
Ck Reg 02-15-19.pdf
Ck Reg 02-22-19.pdf
Ck Reg 02-22-19 SPECIAL.pdf
Ck Reg 02-28-19.pdf
Ck Reg 03-01-19.pdf
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated February 6, 2019 to March 5, 2019.
Attachments
Manual Ck Register.pdf
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated March 13, 2019.
Attachments
Special Motions List.pdf
Special Motions Backup.pdf
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees:
1. Boon Chapman - February 2019 monthly.
Attachments
Group Health FEB 19 Monthly (BC).pdf
E.   Approve and accept donations (list attached) to the county in accordance with LGC 81.032.
Attachments
Donations.pdf
F.   Authorize BuyBoard Contract #515-16 purchase of (1) one New Yale Forklift Model GP040SVX from Briggs Equipment for Public Works.
Attachments
Briggs quote
G.   Authorize the U.S. Communities IT Products and Services Contract #4400006644 purchase of support and maintenance for Nueces County‚Äôs digital storage array in the Datacenter from Insight Public Sector.
Attachments
Insight quote
H.   Approve execution of an Agreement with Absolute Waste Services, Inc. for Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Service for Coastal Parks IFB 3094-18.
Attachments
IFB 3094-18 agreement
I.   Approve execution of Agreement Amendment No. 1 with Galls, LLC for IFB 3068-18 Law Enforcement Uniforms.
Attachments
IFB 3068-18 Agremeent Amendment No 1
IFB 3068-18 Exhibit A
J.   Ratify the submission of a grant application to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the FY2020 Texas Reads Grant Program.
K.   Receive a Statement of Grant Award from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for the FY2019 Formula Grant Program.
Attachments
FY2019 Formula Grant Program
L.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2017-2018
1. Padre Island Business Association
2. Texas Jazz Festival Society
Attachments
Padre Island Business Association - FY17/18 Outside Agency Report
Texas Jazz Festival Society - FY17/18 Outside Agency Report
M.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" contracts for FY 2018-2019:
  1.  Amistad Community Health Center - Total $1,300
       County Judge - $500; Commissioner Pct. 2 - $800
  2.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas - County Judge - $500
  3.  Nueces County Sheriff's Officers' Association - Total $2,000
       Commissioner Pct. 1 - $500; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $500;
       Commissioner Pct.4 - $1,000
  4.  Mission of Mercy - County Judge - $1,000
  5.  Padre Island Business Association - Total $6,000
       County Judge - $1,000; Commissioner Pct. 4 - $5,000
  6.  Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce - Total $3,500
       County Judge - $500; Commissioner Pct. 4 - $3,000
  7.  Robstown Area Development Commission (RADC) - Total $14,500
       County Judge - $500; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $4,000; 
       General Administration - $10,000    
  8.  Robstown Area Historical Museum - Commissioner Pct. 3 - $1,500
  9.  The Purple Door - Total - $1,000
       County Judge - $500; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $500
10.  The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth 
       Total $3,000 - County Judge - $1,500; Commissioner Pct. 2 - $1,000;
       Commissioner Pct. 3 - $500
11.  Timon's Ministries - Commissioner Pct. 4 - $1,000
Attachments
Amistad Community Health Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Nueces County Sherriff's Officers' Association
Mission of Mercy
Padre Island Business Association
Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
Robstown Area Development Commission (RADC)
Robstown Area Historical Museum
The Purple Door
The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth
Timon's Ministries
HB89 Forms
N.   Authorize/execute FY 2018-2019 contract in the amount of $10,000.00 between Nueces County and the Downtown Management District  for the promotion of businesses, creation of jobs, and overall economic benefit of Corpus Christi, Texas, and surrounding areas within Nueces County.
Attachments
Downtown Management District - FY18/19 Contract
O.   Accept renewal notification of Harbor Island Lease agreement with Martin Operating Partnership, LP, for the first five-year option for the period of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2024; Approve Amendment No.1 to Harbor Island Lease agreement changing the physical address for rent check submission.
Attachments
Renewal Request
Lease Agreement
Lease Amendment
P.   Authorize a purchase with Troys Fence to construct a Jail Parking Lot Fence and Gate.
Attachments
Troys Fence quote
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive a report from Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLC, on the status of delinquent tax accounts in Nueces County.
2.   Receive a presentation from the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority on their 2018 Year in Review.
3.   Receive presentation from Nueces County Coastal Parks on the newly released Texas General Land Office Coastal Resiliency Master Plan;  receive presentation and review of those projects specific to Nueces County's work with coastal resiliency issues.
Attachments
Coastal Bend Gulf Barrier Island Conservation Project
Packery Channel Nature Park Habitat Restoration Project
4.   Discuss and consider updating the Nueces County Fraud Policy.
Attachments
Fraud Policy
5.   Discuss and consider approval of engagement letter with Bracewell, LLP, for representation and consulting related to economic development, special project development, public finance, public-private partnerships, real estate and transportation projects, legislative drafting and other matter, including litigation, to the extent and as requested by Nueces County.
Attachments
Engagement Letter
6.   Discuss and consider adopting an order granting an exemption under Section 262.024 under the Texas Local Government Code; Discuss and consider selection of public insurance adjuster Balance Companies, LLC; Discuss and consider authorizing approval with Balance Companies, LLC to assist with preparation, presentation, and adjustment of insurance claims related to Hurricane Harvey and related matters.
Attachments
Discretionary Exemption
Balance Companies Retainer
7.   Discuss and consider execution of Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Corpus Christi, the Regional Transportation Authority, the County of Nueces, and the Port of Corpus Christi for the Radio Communications System.
Attachments
Radio Communication System
8.   Discuss and consider creating the Western County Asset Management Advisory Board for purposes of stimulating economic activity in western Nueces County, including innovative uses of County facilities, the Fairgrounds and Baseball Stadium and other facilities and parks.
9.   Discuss and review the first 20 Nueces County Advisory Boards and Committees.
Attachments
Board terms & Descriptions
10.   Discuss and consider directing staff with the participation and guidance from the Nueces County Auditor, Financial Advisers, and Bond Counsel, on the development of a Nueces County 5-year Capital Improvement Program, for the purposes immediate and long-term needs for County infrastructure, including roads and bridges, courthouse stabilization and repair, ADA renovations pursuant to Department of Justice Settlement, Courthouse HVAC and Elevators, Voting Equipment, other infrastructure needs, and related matters.
11.   Discuss and consider a proposal submitted by D & C Fence to furnish and install (2) cantilever gates for the facility entrance at Padre Balli RV Park.
Attachments
Proposals
12.   Discuss and consider approving the Go Blue Event for National Child Abuse Prevention Month; Discuss and consider authorizing the:
(a) Event Application with La Palmera;
(b) Hold Harmless Agreement with La Palmera; and
(c) Statement of Policy, Rules & Regulations for Common Area for La Palmera.
B. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of the Coastal Parks Department to submit a grant project proposal to the Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) under their Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Disaster Recovery Program as authorized by Sections 209 and 703 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965. 
Attachments
Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Disaster Recovery Program
2.   Discuss and consider the execution of Reimbursement Contract for Governmental Entities with Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program for Padre Balli Pollinator Habitat Project.
Attachments
Padre Balli Pollinator Habitat Project
C. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and award RFP No. 3090-18 Sale of the Old Historical Courthouse.
Attachments
RFP 3090-18 proposal tab
2.   Discuss and award IFB 3092-18 Sale of 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, TX.
Attachments
IFB 3092-18 bid tab
3.   Discuss and award IFB 3096-18 Hangar #1 (County Williams Hangar) For Lease.
Attachments
IFB 3096-18 bid tab
4.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3086-18 Nueces County I.B. Magee RV Park Phases 1, 2, 3 & Lift Station Reconstruction.
Attachments
IFB 3086-18 bid tab
5.   Discuss and award IFB No 3095-18 Armored Car Service.
Attachments
IFB 3095-18 bid tab
D. PUBLIC WORKS
1.   Discuss and consider approval of a Dune Protection Permit DPP-1218-01p, to repair the boardwalk/walkway for Mustang Towers.
Attachments
Approve the Dune Protection
Texas General Land Office
Memorandum
2.   Discuss and consider approval of the 4th one-year contract extension between Nueces County and Hanson Professional Services, Inc. (Hanson) for storm water  services. 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement -Hanson
Hanson--Letter
Letter--Grant Jackson
Engineering Services Contract
3.   Discuss and consider approval of a no cost Change Order No. 2 for the Nueces County Airport Apron Expansion Project.
Attachments
Change Order No. 2
HB89
E. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 10 for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
Attachments
BCO #10 List.pdf
BCO #10 Backup.pdf
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 26 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
Attachments
BCO #26 (FY17-18).pdf
3.   Approve monthly financial report for the month of January 2019.
Attachments
JAN19 Monthly Financial Report.pdf
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.   Discuss and consider the demand letter of Fred Burkhardt, Jr., regarding a drainage ditch along County Road 61, 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. Transferred From: 2016DCV-0164-B; Nueces County, Texas and State of Texas v. Volkswagen Group of America, et al.; 117th District Court of Nueces County, Texas, and related matters.
C.   Consult with County Attorney on IFB No.3092-18 Sale of 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, Texas.
D.   Consult with County Attorney and outside counsel regarding legal issues concerning sale of 1914 Courthouse.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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