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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

October 23, 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

 

 

DIANA T. BARRERA, 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.   October 2, 2013.
Attachments
October 2, 2013 minutes
E.

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

1.   Hispanic Women's Network of Texas.
Attachments
HWNT Proclamation
F. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Gail Gleimer Loeb, District Attorney's Office, retiring after 22 years of service to Nueces County.
Attachments
Gail Loeb 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.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated October 15, 2013.
Attachments
Manual ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated September 27, 2013 B; September 30, 2013; October 4, 2013; October 11, 2013; and October 18, 2013.
Attachments
ckreg 9/27/13
ckreg 9/30/13
ckreg 10/4/13
ckreg 10/11/13
ckreg 10/18/13
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees: TPA check register September 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013.
Attachments
Group Health
D.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated October 23, 2013.
Attachments
Special Motions list
Special Motions backup
E.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044 - August 2013.
Attachments
Revenue Report - August
F.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Application Temporary List No. 345
  b.  Unfreeze List No. 673
  c.  Personnel Changes reports dated September 27, 2013; October 4, 2013; and
      October 11, 2013.
Attachments
Temp #345
Unfreeze #673
PC 9/27/13
PC 10/4/13
PC 10/11/13
G.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2012/2013:
1. Al Amin Shrine Center
2. Corpus Christi Metro Ministries.
Attachments
Al Amin Shrine Center - FY12/13 Outside Agency Report
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries - FY12/13 Outside Agency Report
H.   Approve the following personal services agreements:
1. Tomas Duran
2. Robert Fledderman
Attachments
Tomas Duran - FY13/14 Contract
Robert Fledderman - FY13/14 Contract
I.   Authorize/Execute one-year lease agreements for the following hangars at the Nueces County Airport:
  1. M-4 & M-5 Hangars - Integrity Communications, LTD (Bill Sugarek);
  2. T-7 Hangar - Johnston Fertilizer, Inc.;
  3. T-9 Hangar - Gregory P. Gideon; 
  4. T-11 & T-13 Hangar - Guillermo A. Pliego;
  5. T-14 Hangar - Hopkins Law Group;
Attachments
M-4 & M-5
T-7
T-9
T-11 & T-13
T-14
J.   Authorize Sole Source purchase from Courthouse Technologies in the amount of $90,806.25 for annual support and services for installing hotfixes, patches, and new releases; annual summons direct; and the 2013 source list update for the Jury Management System for FY 13/14.
Attachments
Courthouse Technologies quotes
K.   Authorize DIR Contract No. DIR-SDD-1369 purchase for one year SMARTnet maintenance from Insight Networking for the IT Department.
Attachments
DIR Smartnet quote
L.   Authorize Sole Source purchase of tile and bathroom cleaner from Kendall & Son LTD for the Sheriff's office.
Attachments
Sole Source Kendall
M.   Ratify the execution of a Sub-Recipient Grant Award for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - FY 12 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
Attachments
SHSP Award 12 Nueces County EXECUTED
N.   Ratify the submission of a grant application for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 31 made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attachments
Local Recipient Organization Certification
O.   Ratify execution of a contract with HealthSmart for Primary Network for RFP No. 2933-13 Primary Network Service, Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and Wellness Programs.
Attachments
RFP 2933-13 Healthsmart Contract
P.   Authorize/Execute a contract with Corpus Christi Disposal Service for IFB No. 2937-13 Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Service (Dumpsters) for County properties only.
Attachments
IFB 2937-13 contract
Q.   Approve the 2013 Certification of Tax Levy for Nueces County General Fund, Nueces County Farm-to-Market, and Nueces County Hospital District as submitted by the Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector pursuant to Section 26.09(e) of the Texas Property Tax Code.
Attachments
2013 Certified Tax Levy - NC General Fund
2013 Certified Tax Levy - NC Farm-to-Market
2013 Certified Tax Levy - NC Hospital District
County Auditor - Verification of 2013 Tax Levy Certification
R.   Authorize/Execute a contract with Martin Marietta Materials for IFB No. 2938-13 Aggregate Type PB, Grade 4, LRA (Limestone Rock Asphalt).
Attachments
IFB 2938-13 contract
S.   Authorize/Execute a contract with Martin Marietta Materials for IFB No. 2939-13 Aggregate Type PB, Grade 3, LRA (Limestone Rock Asphalt).
Attachments
IFB 2939-13 contract
T.   Adopt an Order granting an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the repairs of the HVAC system at the Keach Family Library; and authorize Protech Mechanical, Inc. to do the repairs.
Attachments
Order and Protech quote
U.   Authorize DIR Contract No. DIR-SDD-1962, DIR-SDD-1369, and DIR-SDD-1418 purchase for Microsoft exchange and window server licenses, SFP Modules, EMC, Dell Brocade upgrade from Insight for the IT Department.
Attachments
DIR Insight quote
V.   Approve application procedure for appointment to the following Nueces County Advisory Boards:
1. Christus Spohn Health Board of Trustees;
2. Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 1;
3. Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2;
4. Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 3;
5. Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 4;
6. Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 6.
Attachments
Christus Spohn Health Board of Trustees
ESD No. 1
ESD No. 2
ESD No. 3
ESD No. 4
ESD No. 6
4.

REGULAR AGENDA:

A.

AGENDA ITEMS

1.   Receive information from the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County on the upcoming Eagle Ford Shale Conference, October 28-30, 2013.
Attachments
Eagle Ford Shale Conference
2.   Receive a presentation from the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County on the status of the Port's Strategic Plan.
Attachments
PowerPoint - Port Strategic Plan 2013
3.   Receive a presentation from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) and the Texas Department of Insurance Coastal Outreach, Assistance & Service Team (TDI COAST) on outreach in the area regarding policyholder coverage, storm readiness to minimize loss and damage, and effective navigation of the current claims process.
4.   Receive a presentation from Aimee Cortez, Business Development Executive with the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, on the “vRide” Commuter Van Pool Program.
5.   Receive a presentation from Dee Ogle, Executive Director, Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse on the Agency's FY2012/2013 activities; and, approve FY 2013/2014 Agreement.
Attachments
Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - FY12/13 Report
Coastal Bend Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - FY13/14 Contract
6.   Receive a presentation from Jerry Dugan, Community Educator, Women's Shelter of South Texas, on the "Hands of Hope Banner" in order to create a community pledge to support healthy relationships and an end to domestic violence.
Attachments
Banner Pic
7.   Discuss and consider approval of amendment to Appendix A of the Interlocal Agreement to Promote Community Dialogue on Regional Health Awareness Board between the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.
Attachments
Amendment to Appendix - RHAB
Supporting Documents - RHAB
8.   Discuss and consider execution of an agreement for Forensic Pathologist Services with Rhome Hughes, M.D., and Amendment No. 1 to Nueces County Agreement for Forensic Pathology Services with Harminder Narula, M.D.
Attachments
Rhome Hughes, MD agreement
Harminder Narula, MD amendment
9.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution authorizing submission of an application to the State of Texas General Land Office for the Beach Cleaning and Maintenance Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2014.
Attachments
GLO Application Package
10.   Discuss and consider an offer by the Robstown Improvement Development Corporation to purchase a property in Robstown previously "Struck Off" at a tax sale, and located at the corner of First Street and East Avenue A.
Attachments
Offer to Purchase Robstown Property
11.   Receive a presentation on a phase II Building Retrofit and Energy Efficiency Project related to the Courthouse/Jail, McKinzie Annex, and Juvenile Justice Facilities; authorize staff to move forward with 3rd Party Review and development of a Project Agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc.
12.   Receive a presentation from the County Clerk on County Clerk Records Archival Historical Project.
Attachments
Archiving Process
13.   Discuss and consider entering into Joint Election Agreements with the following political jurisdictions for the upcoming November 8, 2013 election:
  A. City of Corpus Christi;
  B. London Independent School District.
Attachments
City of CC
London ISD
B. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District entering into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing for breast and cervical cancer screening; authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening - FY13/14 Contract
BCCS Budget Document
2.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District entering into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing for Local Public Health Preparedness; authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
PHEP - FY13/14 Contract
PHEP - Budget Document
3.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District entering into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) providing for HIV Surveillance in the amount $51,717, for the period of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014; authorize the Director of Public Health, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
HIV Surveillance - FY13/14 Contract
HIV Surveillance - Budget Document
4.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District entering into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to control and prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS; authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
STD/HIV - FY13/14 Contract
STD/HIV - Budget Document
5.   Discuss and consider the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District entering into a contract with the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) to collect and analyze recreational beach water samples and receive an amount not to exceed $98,160 for the period of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014, authorize Director of Public Health, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.
Attachments
Contract
C. SHERIFF
1.   Discuss and consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Corpus Christi Police Department and the Nueces County Sheriff's Office for the use of the Corpus Christi Police Department firearms range.
Attachments
MOUFCCPD Firing Range
D. GRANTS
1.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Governor's Criminal Justice Division for the Juvenile Justice Alternative Program Grant No. 2315204 in the amount of $55,000 with no required cash match.
Attachments
CJD Award Notification-2315204
2.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of Amendment No. 1 to Grant No. F13AF00042 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Colonial Nesting Waterbird Enhancement Project as part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
Attachments
Amendment #1 Colonial Nesting Water Bird Project Award Letter
3.   Discuss and consider the execution of a Subrecipient Grant Agreement with the Texas General Land Office for the Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle 18 project (Hilltop Nature Park Enhancements).
Attachments
CMP Contract for Hilltop
4.   Discuss and consider adoption of a Resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments for the FY 2014 Solid Waste Program offered through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Attachments
FY14 Resolution for Solid Waste Grant Application
5.   Discuss and consider adoption of a Resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant application for FY 2014 Formula Grant Program of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission Grant Program.
Attachments
2014 Indigent Defense Resolution
6.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a grant award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the FY 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).
Attachments
FY 2013 SCAAP Award
E. PURCHASING
1.   Discuss and consider renewal of Safety Tool Kit Agreement with MSDSonline for continued development and implementation of an OSHA approved annual training plan.
Attachments
MSDSOnline renewal contract
2.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services at Coastal Parks; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
3.   Authorize Protech Mechanical, Inc. to repair a chiller at the McKinzie Annex.
Attachments
Chiller repair quotes
4.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 358-10 purchase for the Public Works Department from Grande Truck Center for three dump trucks.
Attachments
Buyboard dump trucks
5.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) for lease finance services; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee.
Attachments
NC Commissioners Court Order
F. AUDITOR
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 25 for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
Attachments
BCO #25
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 1 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.
Attachments
BCO #1
3.   Authorize and approve Monthly Financial Report for August 2013.
Attachments
Monthly Fin Rpt August
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 settlement demand in Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-25; Mitchell McClendon v. Nueces County, Texas, and P. Saenz, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division.
6.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.   Behavorial Health Center Board
Attachments
Behavioral Health Center Board
Hollis Bowers - Behavioral Health Center
Rachel A. Cox - Behavioral Health Center
Kelly Lamb - Behavioral Health Center
B.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2
Attachments
ESD 2
Michael D. Morgan-ESD2
Brian Solarek - ESD 2
C.   Nueces County Tax Appraisal District
Attachments
N.C. Tax Appraisal District
Gregory Smith - Tax Appraisal Dist.
D.   Nueces County Special Task Unit of Adult Protective Services
Attachments
Special Task Unit of Adult Proctective Services
Loraine Mathews - STUofAPS
Victoria Perez -STUof APS

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

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