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January 30, 2013

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.

                   SAMUEL L. NEAL, JR.       COUNTY JUDGE
                   MIKE PUSLEY       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1
                   JOE A. GONZALEZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2
                   OSCAR O. ORTIZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3
                   JOE MCCOMB       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4





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.




County Judge calls for the Invocation.


Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.


County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.

D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   January 2, 2013.
January 2, 2013
E. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Businesses celebrating 50 or more years of service to the Northwestern Nueces County Community:

Nichols Westwood Pharmacy

Westwood Barbershop
2.   Bertha Roldan, Jail Liaison/Court Coordinator, retiring after 14 years of service to Nueces County.
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 registers dated January 22, 2013.
manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated January 4, 2013; January 11, 2013; January 15, 2013; January 18, 2013; and January 25, 2013.
ckreg 1/4/13
ckreg 1/11/13
ckreg 1/15/13
ckreg 1/18/13
ckreg 1/25/13
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees - TPA Check Register, January 18, 2013.
Group Health Ins
D.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated January 30, 2013.
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
E.   Personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Application Temporary List No. 328
  b.  Frozen List No. 034
  c.  Unfreeze List No. 655
  d.  Personnel Changes reports dated January 11, 2013 and January 18, 2013.
Temp #328 List
Temp #328 Backup
Frozen 034 List
Unfreeze #655 List
PC 1/11/13 List
PC 1/18/13 List
F.   Ratify amended letter of support for Alternate Site Framework related to Foreign Trade Zone No. 122, originally approved by Commissioners Court on December 12, 2012.
Letter of Support - Alternate Site Framework for FTZ
G.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Report for FY 2011/2012:
1. Corpus Christi Metro Ministries.
CC Metro Ministries - FY11/12 Report
H.   Authorize/Execute a one-year extension with Amendment No. 2 for IFB No. 2868-10 SS-1 Emulsified Asphalt with Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
IFB 2868-10 Amendment 2
I.   Application procedure for the Nueces County Library Advisory Board.
NC Library Advisory Board




1.   Receive a presentation from Carolyn Smith, Habitat for Humanity-Corpus Christi, on the opportunity for Nueces County employees volunteering to build a home for the community.
About Habitat for Humanity
2.   Receive a presentation from LNV Engineering on the one year, second quarter audit of the Johnson Controls, Inc., Energy Efficiency and Building Retrofit Project for the Nueces County Courthouse and Jail.
LNV Audit of Johnson Controls Project
3.   Discuss and consider the selection of Urban Engineering to complete a master development plan for the I. B. Magee Park; and authorize execution of an engineering service contract.
4.   Receive a presentation from Amy Rhoads Granberry, BS, PHR, Director of Organizational Development, on the FY 2011/2012 activities of the Coastal Bend Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center (Charlie's Place); and, approve FY 2012/2013 Outside Agency Contract.
Coastal Bend Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center (Charlies Place) - FY11/12 Report
Coastal Bend Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Center (Charlies Place) - FY12/13 Contract
5.   Receive a presentation from Dee Ogle, Executive Director, on the FY 2011/2012 activities of The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse; and, approve FY 2012/2013 Contract.
Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - FY11/12 Report
Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - FY12/13 Contract
6.   Receive a presentation from Wade H. Fjeld, Executive Director, on the FY 2011/2012 activities of Palmer Drug Abuse; and, approve FY 2012/2013 Contract.
Palmer Drug Abuse - FY11/12 Report
Palmer Drug Abuse - FY12/13 Contract
1.   Discuss and consider the execution of Amendment No. 1 to the grant agreement with the Texas Veterans Commission for the Fund for Veterans Assistance Program (Grant No. FVA_12_0070).
Grant Amendment #1
2.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award for the FY 2013 Formula Grant Program of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
Indigent Defense Statement of Grant Award - FY2013 Formula Grant
3.   Discuss and consider the execution of annual review documents in relation to the FY 2013 Title IV-E County Child Welfare Services Contract Number 23940956.
Child Welfare Contract
Child Welfare Budget
4.   Discuss and consider the execution of annual review documents in relation to the FY 2013 Title IV-E County Legal Services Contract Number 23940957.
County Legal Services 2012 Budget
County Legal Services Contract
1.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 9 to the Bay, Ltd contract for the CR 52 and CR 69 Improvements project from FM 624 to US 77.
Change Order No.9
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 7 for Fiscal year 2012-2013.
BCO #7 List
BCO #7 Backup
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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