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SPECIAL MEETING - MAY 3, 2022

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this 3rd day of May A.D., 2022, there was begun and held a SPECIAL MEETING of the Honorable Commissioners Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following members thereof were present, to-wit:
 
HONORABLE RICHARD F. CORTEZ

HONORABLE DAVID FUENTES

HONORABLE EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU

HONORABLE EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL

HONORABLE ELLIE TORRES
HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

and ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., COUNTY CLERK & EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following proceedings were had, to-wit:
AGENDA
CC REGULAR
HIDALGO COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
MAY 3, 2022
10:00 A.M.
                                          

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, that a SPECIAL MEETING of the Commissioners Court will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Administration Building, 100 E. Cano, 1st floor, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas. Discussion and possible action relating to the following business will be transacted:

In accordance with Section 551.127, NOTICE is hereby given that a physical quorum, including the presiding officer/member, will be present at the specified meeting location.  Some members of the governing body and/or government officials may participate via videoconference.

Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meetings online, at: www.hidalgocounty.us/HClive






















































































             
   1.   Roll Call (Audio Reference 11m:08s)

Judge Cortez called the meeting to order at 10:13 A.M.

All members of the Court were present during the roll call, except Commissioner Torres.

Commissioner Torres joined the meeting at a later time.
             
   2.   Pledge of Allegiance (Audio Reference 11m:28s)

Veteran Eduardo Hernandez led the Court in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.



             
   3.   Prayer (Audio Reference 12m:05s)

Urban County Director, P.R. Avila, offered the prayer.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 19.A. (Audio Reference 13m:05s)
             
   4.   Approval of Consent Agenda (Audio Reference 53m:42s)

The Court proceeded with the approval and/or discussion of the Consent Agenda.

See the Consent Agenda for the action taken.

After the discussion and approval of the Consent Agenda, the Court proceeded to agenda item 5 - Open Forum. (Audio Reference 1h:00m:07s)
             
   5.   Open Forum (Audio Reference 1h:00m:07s)

First Participant, Fern McClaugherty, expressed her concerns towards the Court on the increase of property taxes.

Second Participant, Arthur Flores, discussed material from the Texas Education Code, and masks on children.

No action was taken on agenda item 5 - Open Forum.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 7.A. (Audio Reference 1h:08m:47s)
             
   6.   County Judge's Office:
             
   A.   AI-85633    Approval of Proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month. (Audio Reference 25m:43s)

Commissioner Fuentes rejoined the meeting.

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Nick Cepeda, with the Mental Health Unit - Pharr Police Department, expressed his gratitude for the proclamation.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  proclamation-Mental Health
 
             
   B.   AI-85635    Approval of Proclamation declaring May 1-7 National Hurricane Preparedness Week. (Audio Reference 32m:12s)

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May 1-7 National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Chief Ricardo Saldaña, with the Emergency Management Department, expressed the importance to prepare for hurricane season.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation-Hurricane Preparedness
 
             
   C.   AI-85636    Approval of Proclamation declaring May 6-12 as National Nurses Week. (Audio Reference 35m:59s)

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Director of Health & Human Services Department, Eddie Olivarez, expressed his gratitude towards the Court for the proclamation.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation-National Nurses Week
 
             
   D.   AI-85638    Approval of Proclamation declaring May 1-7 as Teacher Appreciation Week. (Audio Reference 40m:28s)

Tony Forina, with the Precinct No.4, read the Proclamation declaring May 1-7 as Teacher Appreciation Week.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.D.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Teacher of the Year 2021, Jennifer Han, expressed her gratitude towards the Court for the proclamation.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation-Teacher Appreciation
 
             
   E.   AI-85641    Approval of Proclamation declaring May as National Stop the Bleed Month. (Audio Reference 45m:04s)

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May as National Stop the Bleed Month

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.E.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Richard Stubbs, with the Weslaco Fire Department, expressed his gratitude and the importance of the proclamation.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation-Stop the Bleed
 
             
   F.   AI-85530    Proclamation declaring May 5, 2022 as National Day of Prayer in Hidalgo County (Audio Reference 49m:27s)

Commissioner Fuentes stepped away from the meeting.

Andrew Almaguer read the Proclamation declaring May 5, 2022 as National Day of Prayer in Hidalgo County.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.F.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 

The Court proceeded to agenda item 4 - Approval of the Consent Agenda (Audio Reference 53m:42s)
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation
 
             
   7.   District Clerk - Laura Hinojosa:
             
   A.   AI-85604    The State of Texas designated the first week in May as Jury/Juror Appreciation Week. Today, the County of Hidalgo is proud to join the District Courts in honoring citizens for their excellent service and commitment to our justice system. (Audio Reference 1h:08m:47s)

Ricardo Contreras, with the District Clerk's Office, read the Resolution declaring May 2nd - 6th as Jury/Juror Appreciation Week.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 7.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution Executed
  Resolution_Juror Appreciation Week
 
             
   8.   Sheriff's Office:
             
   A.   AI-85586    FY 2022 - Body Worn Camera Grant Program (1284): 
1. Ratify authorization and approval to re-submit grant application for FY 2022 (03/01/2022 - 02/28/2023) Body Worn Camera Grant program to include Constable Pct. 1, Constable Pct. 3, Constable Pct. 4, and Constable Pct. 5 into the Sheriff's Office grant application, as directed by the grantor agency in order to combine all law enforcement agencies into one grant application. 
2. Authorization for County Judge to e-sign application and all related documents under e-grants as authorized official. (Audio Reference 1h:11m:48s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 8.A.1 and 8.A.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Announcement
  SOGA Body Worn Camera
 
             
   9.   Constable Pct. #1:
             
   A.   AI-85672    Constable Pct. 1 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) (1284):
1. Authorization and approval to accept grant award from the Office of the Govenor-Homeland Security Grants Division (OOG-HSGD) in relation to the FY 2021 (3-1-2022 to 2-28-2023) Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) in the amount of $150,000.00 with authority for County Judge, as authorized official, to accept award electronically. (Audio Reference 1h:12m:48s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 9.A.1

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously

2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.
3. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the County Auditor, for the FY 2021 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) in the amount of $150,000.00 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:13m:32s)

Commissioner Torres left the meeting.

Commissioner Fuentes rejoined the meeting.


Valde Guerra stated that agenda items 9.A.2 and 9.A.3 were subject to the grant requirements.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 9.A.2 and 9.A.3 subject to the grant requirements.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Const Pct. 1 FY 2021 OPSG SOGA
  Const Pct. 1 FY 2021 OPSG Categorical Budget
  LEA Overtime Policy
  Const Pct. 1 FY 2021 OPSG Approp.
  Grantee Standard Conditions & Responsibilities
  Email Requesting COR 4.29.2022
 
             
   10.   Human Resources:
             
   A.   Requesting waiver of the following, if applicable, for personnel items listed:
1. Civil Service Commission Rules - Section 3.22
2. Hidalgo County Personnel Policy Manual - Section 6.27 (Audio Reference 1h:14m:00s)

As per the Director of Human Resources, Erika Reyna, stated that action was only needed for agenda item 10.A.3, and not 10.A.1, nor 10.A.2.

3. Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments (Audio Reference 1h:14m:00s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.A.3 ONLY.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
             
   B.   AI-85643    CSLFRF/ARPA (1290):
Approval of the following personnel action, effective 05/09/2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 115-268 0016 Supervisor I 09

(Audio Reference 1h:14m:22s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Form
  Project description
 
             
   C.   AI-85664    Crim DA (1100) / DA Pretrial Intervention Prg (1225):
Approval to award a discretionary step for the employees listed below after approval of HR criteria certification with Section 8.03 of the Classification and Compensation Plan, effective upon Commissioners Court approval:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Discretionary Step 3 080-002 0019 Assistant District Attorney IV 19
Discretionary Step 2 080-002 0021 Assistant District Attorney III 17
080-015 0017

(Audio Reference 1h:14m:50s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  fiscal note
  Discretionary Step Forms
 
             
   D.   AI-85561    Public Defender (1100):
1. Approval of the following personnel actions, effective next full pay period 05/09/2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade Allowance Amount
Delete 085-003 0008, 0018 Public Defender II 15 -
Delete / Delete Auto Allowance 085-003 0019 Public Defender II 15 $1,500.00
085-019 A003 -
Create / Create Auto Allowance 085-003 0026 - 0027 Public Defender III 17 $1,500.00

(Audio Reference 1h:15m:28s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.D.1

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously

2. Approval to award a discretionary step for the employees listed below after approval of HR criteria certification with Section 8.03 of the Classification and Compensation Plan, effective upon Commissioners Court approval:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot#  Position Title Grade
Discretionary Step 4 085-003 0004 First Assistant Public Defender 19
Discretionary Step 4 085-003 0024 Public Defender III 17

(Audio Reference 1h:16m:15s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.D.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Forms
  Discretionary Step Forms
 
             
   E.   AI-85560    Park Pct 2 (1100):
1. Approval to create six (6) temporary part-time positions for 12 weeks, beginning May 23, 2022 and ending August 14, 2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Hourly Rate
Create 122-008 T069 Head Lifeguard $15.00
Create 122-008 T070 - T072 Lifeguard $12.00
Create 122-008 T073 - T074 Attendant $12.00

(Audio Reference 1h:16m:46s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.E.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously

Park Pct 2 (1100):
2. Approval to create two (2) full-time temporary positions for 26 weeks, effective 05/09/2022 through 11/06/2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 122-008 T075 - T076 Maintenance I 03

(Audio Reference 1h:17m:28s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.E.2.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
 
             
   F.   AI-85559    Approval to extend the internship approved by Commissioners Court on 03/22/2022 (AI-85047) for Diana Cuellar, student at UTRGV, as an intern under Precinct 3 through August 31, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:17m:56s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.F.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Waiver
 
             
   G.   AI-85597    Approval of the appointment of interns from the Rio Grande Valley College to participate in the WIC Lactation Care Center for the period of 05/09/2022 through 05/31/2022. (Audio Reference 1h:18m:17s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.G.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Waivers
 
             
   H.   AI-85675    Pct 3 Road Maintenance (1200):
Approval of the following personnel action, effective upon Commissioner Court approval:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 123-005 0125 Assistant Chief Administrator 18

(Audio Reference 1h:18m:35s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.H.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  PAR signed
  Fiscal Note
 
             
   I.   AI-85684    Discussion, consideration and action to amend the Classification and Compensation Plan Policies and Procedures, Section 8.03 subparagraph 2 Discretionary Steps. (Audio Reference 1h:19m:01s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 10.I.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
 
  Attachments:
  Policy Amendment
 
             
   11.   Urban County:
             
   A.   AI-85602    On behalf of the City of Edcouch, the Urban County Program is requesting approval to rescind action taken by Commissioner's Court on April 5, 2022 [AI#85251] for the issuance of purchase order to Metro Fire apparatus Specialist, Inc. for equipment purchase in the amount of $41,420.00, utilizing FY 34 (2021) Fire Station & Equipment. The vendor made a mistake on the quote. (Audio Reference 1h:19m:32s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Backup
 
             
   B.   AI-85609    “Subject to Compliance with HB 1295”, the Urban County Program is requesting approval to purchase equipment from Casco Industries, Inc. for the City of Edcouch Fire Department in the amount of $44,145.00. UCP Fiscal Year 33 & 34 (2020 & 2021) City of Edcouch funding will be utilized. (Audio Reference 1h:20m:15s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Backup
 
             
   C.   AI-85611    “Subject to compliance with HB 1295” the Urban County Program is requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract for Lazcamera, LLC dba Fulcrum Consulting Services in the amount of $12,225.00 utilizing CDBG FY 34 (2021) Progreso Parks, Recreational Facilities Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1. (Audio Reference 1h:20m:43s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement & WA Executed
  Contract backup
  Worth Authorization No 1
  Form 1295
  DA's Approval
 
             
   D.   AI-85613    “Subject to compliance with HB 1295” the Urban County Program is requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract for Lazcamera, LLC dba Fulcrum Consulting Services in the amount of $16,884.00 utilizing CDBG FY 34 (2021) Progreso Street Improvements Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1. (Audio Reference 1h:21m:16s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.D.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement & WA Executed
  Form 1295
  Contract backup
  Worth Authorization No 1
  DA's Approval
 
             
   E.   AI-85621    “Subject to compliance with HB 1295” the Urban County Program is requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract for Professional Engineering Services with SAMES, INC. in the amount of $53,900.00 utilizing CDBG FY 34 (2021) San Juan Street Improvements Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1. (Audio Reference 1h:21m:49s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.E.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement & WA Executed
  Form 1295
  DA's Approval
  Backup
 
             
   F.   AI-85627    “Subject to compliance with HB 1295” the Urban County Program is requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract for Professional Engineering Services with SAMES, INC. in the amount of $22,250.00 utilizing CDBG FY 34 (2021) La Joya Street Improvements Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1. (Audio Reference 1h:22m:18s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1,DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 11.F.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement & WA Executed
  DA's Approval
  Backup
 
             
   12.   Health & Human Services Department:
             
   A.   Health Care Funding District:
             
   1.   AI-85345    A. Discussion, consideration and approval to draw down funds for SFY2022 Comprehensive Hospital Increased Reimbursement Program (CHIRP) Payment Year 1 in the amount to be determined by Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) instructions from the Local Provider Participation Fund (LPPF) with a transfer date of May 5th, 2022 and a settlement date of May 6th, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:22m:50s)

Director of Health & Human Services Department, Eddie Olivarez, stated the amount to be $35,483,248.95.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 12.A.1.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

B. Approval of Certification of Revenues as certified by the County Auditor from the LPPF in the amount to be determined by HHSC instructions. (Audio Reference 1h:23m:51s)

Eddie Olivarez stated the amount to be $35,483,248.95.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 12.A.1.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

C. Approval of Appropriation of funds from the LPPF in the amount to be determined by HHSC instructions.  (Audio Reference 1h:23m:51s)

Eddie Olivarez stated the amount to be $35,483,248.95.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 12.A.1.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  email
  IGT
 
             
   B.   AI-85575    Requesting approval of the third amendment to the Memorandum of Agreement from the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The purpose of the amendment is to extend the termination date to July 31, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:24m:30s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 12.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  MOA Amendment
  Legal Review
 
             
   13.   Head Start Program:
             
   A.   AI-85532    Discussion/Approval of the Summer Work Schedule (Audio Reference 1h:25m:00s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 13.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Summer Work Schedule 2022
 
             
   B.   AI-85533    Discussion/Approval of the Hidalgo County Head Start Program 2022 Self-Assessment Results (Audio Reference 1h:25m:44s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 13.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  2022 Self-Assessment Results
 
             
   C.   AI-85534    Discussion/Approval of Affiliation and Program Agreement and Early Childhood Department Field and Lab Experience between South Texas College and Hidalgo County Head Start Program (Audio Reference 1h:26m:13s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 13.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Agreement with STC
 
             
   D.   AI-85535    Discussion/Approval on Request to Enter into a Thirty-Six (36) Month Copier Capital Lease Agreement for a Copier through Hidalgo County’s Membership/Participation in the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Awarded Vendor, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., DIR Cooperative Contract (DIR-CPO-4428), with Delivery and Servicing to be Provided by Local Authorized Reseller Montano Investments, Inc., dba, Digital Office Systems (Audio Reference 1h:26m:40s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 13.D.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Lease Agreement for One Copier
 
             
   14.   Emergency Management:
             
   A.   AI-85591    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint David Alberto Champion Jr. as a volunteer under the Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management for the period of May 3, 2022 to December 31, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:27m:29s)

Commissioner Fuentes stepped away from the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 14.A.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  agreement
 
             
   15.   Community Service Agency:
             
   A.   AI-85705    Discussion, consideration, and possible action to approve the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) State Discretionary Fund Contract #61910003715 for FY 2021 in the amount of $20,833.00, from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affair, with authorization for Jaime Longoria to electronically sign any and all pertinent documents. (Audio Reference 1h:28m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 15.A.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
 
             
   B.   AI-85706    Discussion, consideration, and possible action to approve the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) State Discretionary Fund Contract #61910003736 for FY 2021 in the amount of $8,696.00, from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affair, with authorization for Jaime Longoria to electronically sign any and all pertinent documents. (Audio Reference 1h:28m:53s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 15.B.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract 2
 
             
   16.   Elections Administration:
             
   A.   AI-85584    FY 2022 Elections Chapter 19 (1283):
Approval of the certification of revenues by the County Auditor, for the FY 2022 Chapter 19 funds in the amount of $152,813.80 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:29m:25s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 16.A.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  FY 2022 chpt 19 Appropriation Form
  FY 2022 Chpt 19 Certifications of Revenus memo
  FY 2022 chpt 19 Activity report
 
             
   B.   AI-85639    1.  Discussion on Election Updates. (Audio Reference 1h:29m:25s)

Commissioner Fuentes rejoined the meeting.

Hilda Salinas, with the Elections Department, presented an elections update.

No action was taken on agenda item 16.B.1.

2. Approval of the 2022 May Local Entities Elections Service Contracts between Hidalgo County and the following entities:
  • City of Elsa
  • City of Mission
  • City of Palmview
  • Edcouch-Elsa ISD
  • Mission CISD 
  • Sharyland ISD (Audio Reference 1h:31m:33s)
On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 16.B.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract Executed - City of Mission
  Contract Executed - Edcouch Elsa ISD
  Contract Executed - City of Elsa
  Contract Executed - City of Mercedes
  Contract Executed - City of Palmhurst
  Contract Executed - City of Palmview
  May 7, 2022 City of Elsa Contract for Election Services
  May 7, 2022 City of Mission Contract for Election Services
  May 7, 2022 City of Palmview Contract for Election Services
  May 7, 2022 Edcouch-Elsa ISD Contract for Election Services
  May 7, 2022 Mission CISD Contract for Election Services
  May 7, 2022 Sharyland ISD Contract for Election Services
  legal approval
 
             
   17.   WIC:
             
   A.   AI-85573    WIC ADM:
Approval to submit the Texas WIC Dietetic Internship Agreement for Mariana Hinojosa to the WIC State Office and the authority of the County judge to sign. (Audio Reference 1h:31m:59s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 17.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Texas WIC Internship Applications
 
             
   B.   AI-85582    WIC-(1292)
1. Requesting approval to accept the Redistribution of Revised Notice of Award from the HHS000804500001 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Local Agency Funding in the amount of $55,000.00.
2. Requesting approval to De-Obligate $40,000.00 from WIC Admin Funding (Prog.001). 
3. Approval to appropriate $10,000.00 to into the Lactation Services (Prog.013).
4. Approval to De- Obligate $15,000.00 from the WIC-Snap Breastfeeding (Prog.025). 
5. Approval to appropriate $15,0000.00 into the Snap -Ed- Breastfeeding (Prog. 028).
6. Approval to appropriate $10,000.00 into the Extra Funding Nutrition Education (Prog.027).
7. Approval to appropriate $20,000.00 into the Extra Funding Other (Prog.024). (Audio Reference 1h:32m:26s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 17.B.1 through 7.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  FY22 EXTRA FUNDING NE BA Prog.027
  FY 22 Extra Funding BA
  FY22 Lactation Services BA Prog.13
  FY22 REVISED NOTICE OF AWARD
  FY22 SNAP-ED BF BA Prog.028
  FY 22 WIC De-Obligation AI-85582 WIC SNAP Breastfeeding
 
             
   18.   Planning Department:
             
   A.   AI-85551    1. Final Approval with Financial Guarantee
a. Alondra La Blanca Subdivision Phase 2- Pct. 4 (The Kim Family Property Trust) (La Blanca Road & S.H. 107)
No. of Lots: 42 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
Number of Streetlights:11
Filling Stations:4
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by widening the existing drain ditch.
ETJ: Yes, City of Elsa.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’S have been escrowed.
Paved: Yes, La Blanca Road and 3 internal streets are paved.
* Final Approval with a cash deposit in the amount of $63,000.00 for (42 OSSF’S) (Audio Reference 1h:33m:35s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 18.A.1.a

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

3. Final Approval
a. San Martin No. 7 Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Tres Maravillas, LLC.) (Gandy Road & Mile 10 North Road)
No. of Lots: 44 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
Number of Streetlights: 12
Filling Stations:3
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by widening the existing drain ditch.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’S have been installed.
Paved: Yes, Gandy Road and 3 internal streets are paved.  (Audio Reference 1h:34m:04s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 18.A.3.a

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

b. Pueblo De Palmas Phase 26 Subdivision- Pct. 4 (PDP Mile 4 LTD.) (Cesar Chavez Road & Mile 19 North Road)
No. of Lots: 106 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
 Number of Streetlights:17
Filling Stations:6
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by an existing drain ditch.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary sewer provided by City of Edinburg.
Paved: Yes, Cesar Chavez Road and 7 internal streets are paved.  (Audio Reference 1h:34m:20s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 18.A.3.b

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 19.B. (Audio Reference 1h:34m:39s)
  Attachments:
  4-Alondra La Blanca #2
  5-San Martin no. 7;F
  6-Pueblo de palmas #26
 
             
   19.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
             
   A.   AI-85659    Approval of Resolution honoring Edcouch Elsa Powerlifting Team (Audio Reference 13m:05s)

Assistant Chief of Staff, Pepe Cabeza De Vaca, read the Resolution honoring Edcouch Elsa Powerlifting Team.

Commissioner Ellie Torres joined the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 19.A.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

Superintendent of Edcouch-Elsa ISD, Dr. Greg Rodriguez, expressed his gratitude towards the Court for the recognition, as well as to the team for the achievement.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 21.C. (Audio Reference 20m:46s)
  Attachments:
  Resolution Executed
  Resolution
 
             
   B.   AI-85682    Discussion, consideration, and action ratifying joint funding application, along with City of Weslaco, for Community Project Funding for the Mile 10 North Project. (Audio Reference 1h:34m:39s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 19.B

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   20.   Precinct #2 - Comm. Cantu:
             
   A.   AI-85624    Requesting approval to accept counter-offer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel 20 associated with the Pct 2 Eldora Road Project from FM 3362 (Jackson Rd) to Veterans Blvd (I Rd) (ROW CSJ:0921-02-404) with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form. (Audio Reference 1h:35m:00s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 20.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Parcel 20
 
             
   21.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Villarreal:
             
   A.   AI-85545    Requesting approval to accept counter-offer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel 73 associated with the Precinct 3 Veterans Blvd. project (CSJ:0865-01-111) with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form. (Audio Reference 1h:35m:21s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 21.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Adm. Evaluation & Approval Form - Veterans #P 73
 
             
   B.   AI-85525    Requesting approval to accept counter-offer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel 2 associated with the Precinct 3 Liberty Road PH II project (ROW CSJ:0921-02-364) with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form. (Audio Reference 1h:35m:46s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 21.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 22.A.1. (Audio Reference 1h:36m:12s)
  Attachments:
  Adm. Evaluation & Appr Form - Liberty PH II P#2
 
             
   C.   AI-85661    Approval of Proclamation recognizing the City of Alton Finance Director for receiving the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. (Audio Reference 20m:46s)

Commissioner Fuentes stepped away from the meeting.

Jorge Arcaute, with Precinct No.3, read the Proclamation recognizing the City of Alton Finance Director.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 21.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 6.A. (Audio Reference 25m:43s)
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation
 
             
   22.   Budget & Management:
             
   A.   American Rescue Plan Act:
             
   1.   AI-85640    ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act Funds (1290):
Discussion, consideration, and action to approve the use of ARPA Relief Funds for the continued use of Gmail services to maintain compliance with social distancing guidelines and assist in mitigation efforts throughout the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. (Hidalgo County Gmail Service Project - ARPA-22-200-083) (Audio Reference 1h:36m:12s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.A.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Ordering Document
  SOW
  Project Description
 
             
   2.   AI-85648    ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act Funds (1290):
Requesting approval to rescind action previously taken by Commissioners' Court on 12/14/2021 AI#83762 for approval of the ARPA funding source for the Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Pueblo De Palmas Park Improvements Project to change the funding source Precinct 4 CO 2021 and 2020. (Audio Reference 1h:36m:45s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.A.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Project Description
  AI-83762
  Program Overview
 
             
   3.   AI-85649    ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act Funds (1290):
Approval to clarify/amend the project name for the Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Colonia Tejano Stormwater Project, previously approved on 02/08/2022 Commissioners Court AI-84475 under the Hidalgo County American Rescue Plan Act Stormwater System Improvement Program as listed in the exhibit. (Audio Reference 1h:37m:24s)

Commissioner Villarreal stepped away from the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.A.3.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Project Description
  Exhibit
  Program
 
             
   B.   Budget Appropriations:
             
   1.   AI-85538    New Courthouse (1100):
A. Approval to undesignate funds in 2021 for expenditures related to the New Courthouse Assigned Fund Balance in the amount of $62,140.87.
B. Approval of 2022 unappropriation of funds from the New Courthouse in the amount of $62,140.87. (Audio Reference 1h:37m:58s)

At the request of Rey Salazar, with the Budget & Management Department, no action was taken on agenda item 22.B.1.
  Attachments:
  UNAPPROPRIATION
 
             
   2.   AI-85690    Pct.1 RD MAINT (1200):
Approval of 2022 appropriation of funds from RD MAINT fund balance in the amount of $712,249.26 to anticipated expenditures. (Audio Reference 1h:38m:01s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.B.2.
            
Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Appropriation
 
             
   C.   Interfund transfers:
             
   1.   AI-85583    TXDOT-PCT4 Ware/FM2220 (FM1925-SH107):
Approval of 2022 interfund transfer from Pct. 4 RD Maint., program 007 (1200) to TXDOT-Pct. 4 Ware/FM2220 (FM1925-SH107) in the amount of $18,652.15 to fund project expenditures. (Audio Reference 1h:38m:36s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.C.1.
            
Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Interfund
 
             
   D.   AI-85578    TXDOT - Pct 4 FM 2220 (FM 1925 - SH 107) (1315):
Approval of Agreement to Contribute Right of Way Funds (Fixed Price) between Hidalgo County and Texas Department of Transportation for FM 2220 from FM 1925 to SH 107 (CSJ #2094-01-063 / ROW CSJ #2094-01-069) and approval of Order authorizing the County Judge to sign agreement for said project. (Audio Reference 1h:39m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.D.
            
Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Order Executed
  DRAFT AGREEMENT
  ORDER
 
             
   E.   AI-85699    TXDOT-Pct 1 M6W (1315):
Authority for the County Judge to sign TXDOT Form ROW-A-10 Tabulation of Values for all parcels associated with the Pct 1 Mile 6 West Road Phase 2 Project ROW CSJ 0921-02-355 until the completion of this project. (Audio Reference 1h:39m:29s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.E.
            
Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 26 - Closed Session (Audio Reference 1h:39m:56s)
             
   23.  
Purchasing Department - Notes:
A. FOR ANY CONTRACT(S) AWARDED AND APPROVED UNDER THIS AGENDA, EXECUTED COPIES OF THE CONTRACT(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY INTRA-NET WEBSITE AND WILL BE FORWARDED VIA E-MAIL, FAX OR HAND DELIVERED TO HIDALGO COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE.
B. ANY AND ALL REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT(S) APPROVED WILL BE SUBJECT TO COUNTY AUDITORS PROCESSING PROCEDURES INCLUDING AUTHORITY FOR COUNTY TREASURER TO ISSUE PAYMENT(S)/CHECK(S).
             
   A.   Hidalgo County
             
   1.   AI-84849    Requesting approval of the Hidalgo County Vendor Protest Procedures. (Audio Reference 1h:40m:34s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.A.1.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
 
             
   2.   AI-85646    Acceptance of the sole response received to deem as "Qualified" for award of contract "Title Company Services Pool" (21-0790-04-27-JLC), with authority for County Judge to sign any required documents. (Audio Reference 1h:40m:57s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.A.2.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  1295
  Legal Approval
  Acknowledged 1295
  Draft Contract
  Procurement Packet
 
             
   B.  
Executive Office
             
   1.   AI-85681    A.  Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under Texas Local Government Code 262.024 (a) Discretionary Exemption (4) a personal or professional service ; (Audio Reference 1h:41m:18s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.B.1.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously

B.  Approval of proposal received from Baker Tilly US, LLP for assisting County with staffing of Executive position(s) subject to compliance with Form 1295. (Audio Reference 1h:41m:37s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.B.2.

Vote: 3 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295
  contract
  1295
  Baker Tilly US, LLC Proposal
  Legal Approval
 
             
   C.   Pct. 1
             
   1.   AI-85600    Acceptance and approval to execute Amendment No. 3 between Hidalgo County and Architect, Alvarado Architects & Associates, Inc. [C-17-308-04-17], to include a revised fee proposal reflecting changes to the "Sunset Park Operations Facility" Project. (Audio Reference 1h:41m:54s)

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.1

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Amendment Executed
  Amendment No.3
  Exhibit A
  Legal Review
  1295 Form
 
             
   2.   AI-85637   
A. Acceptance and approval of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the County of Hidalgo, the City of Mercedes, and Urban County Program (CDBG) for a road reconstruction improvement to a portion of Mile 8 North Road from FM 493 to Mile 2 East Road. (Audio Reference 1h:42m:19s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.2.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

(Audio Reference 1h:54m:43s)

Commissioner Fuentes motioned to rescind action taken on agenda items 23.C.2.A and 23.C.2.B.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval  to rescind action taken on agenda items 23.C.2.A and 23.C.2.B

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

Commissioner Fuentes stated a correction to agenda item 23.C.2.A, in which the caption should state "from 491 to Mile 2 East Road." and not "from 493 to Mile 2 East Road."

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.2.A, with stated correction.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

B. In accordance with Section 791.014 of the Texas Government Code, requesting approval of a road improvement project to a portion of Mile 8 North Road from FM 493 to Mile 2 East Road. (Audio Reference 1h:42m:44s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.2.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

(Audio Reference 1h:54m:43s)

Commissioner Fuentes stated a correction to agenda item 23.C.2.B, in which the caption should state "from 491 to Mile 2 East Road." and not "from 493 to Mile 2 East Road."

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.2.B, with stated correction.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 24.A. (Audio Reference 1h:55m:45s)
  Attachments:
  ICA & Approval of ICA Executed
  Legal
  cost estimate
  Map
  ICA
 
             
   D.   Pct. 2
             
   1.   AI-85679   
Acceptance and approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for Work Authorization No. 3, with Terracon Consultants (C-21-393-04-06), Inc., to include spot/locate utility services, resulting in an estimated cost increase in the amount of $2,100.00 for Pct #2 Parking Lot Improvement Project. (Audio Reference 1h:43m:16s)

Commissioner Cantu stepped away from the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.D.1.

Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to WA#3
 
             
   2.   AI-85680    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government code, Section 262.024 (A) (4) professional services; (Audio Reference 1h:43m:47s)

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.D.2.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Presentation of scoring grid (for the purposes of ranking by CC) the firms graded and evaluated through the County approved "pool" of professional engineering service providers for "ON CALL" Precinct No. 2 Projects;
  Millennium Engineers Group  Earth Co., LLC  Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Evaluator
No. 1
95 93 97
Rank      

(Audio Reference 1h:44m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.D.2.B, as ranked.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously


C. Authority for the Purchasing Department to negotiate a professional engineering services agreement commencing with the No. 1 ranked firm of Terracon Consultants, Inc. for Geotechnical/Construction Materials Testing services for "ON CALL & AS NEEDED" basis for Precinct No. 2 Projects. (Audio Reference 1h:44m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.D.2.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   E.   Pct. 3
             
   1.   AI-85522    Requesting approval to exercise one (1) year term extension provided in the current Interlocal Agreement (C-19-319-05-07) between HC Precinct No. 3 and City of Palmview for Emergency Medical Services; under the same rates, terms & conditions, subjected to City's Council approval. (Audio Reference 1h:44m:57s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.E.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Pct. 3 Signed Extension Memo
  Legal Approval
 
             
   2.   AI-85523    Approval to extend for a one (1) year term as provided in the current Interlocal Agreement between HC Precinct No. 3 and City of Palmhurst to assist one another in multiple projects; under the same rates, terms and conditions, subject to final City's Council approval. (Audio Reference 1h:45m:20s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.E.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Department Memo Signed
  Legal Approval
 
             
   F.   Pct. 4
             
   1.   AI-85599    Requesting approval to execute Amendment #2 between Hidalgo County and Texas A & M to allow for an additional one-year renewal as stated on the current contract. (Audio Reference 1h:45m:40s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Second Amendment Executed
  amendment
  Contract
  Legal Approval
 
             
   2.   AI-85685    Requesting acceptance and approval of the Certificate of Substantial Completion, reflecting the date of March 28, 2022, submitted by NM Contracting, LLC for the Construction of the New Mechanics Shop in Precinct 4, (C-20-298-12-02). (Audio Reference 1h:45m:54s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  AIA - Certificate of Substantial Completion
  Current Insurance
  Certificate of Occupancy
  HB1295
 
             
   3.   AI-85687    A. Presentation of scoring grid (for purpose of ranking and scoring by CC) for the five (5) responses received, evaluated, and graded by PCT 4 evaluators for Terry Road Stormwater Project:
Respondent The 5125 Company Mor-Wil, LLC Go-Underground, LLC Castle Enterprise Gonzalez Engineering & Mgt., LLC
Evaluator 1 98 94 88 86 77
Evaluator 2 99 96 88 84 79
Evaluator 3 96 95 87 85 80
Total 293 285 263 255 236
Rank          

(Audio Reference 1h:46m:17s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.3.A, as ranked.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Authority for the Purchasing Department to commence negotiations with number 1 ranked firm of The 5125 Company for the Terry Road Stormwater Project. (Audio Reference 1h:47m:03s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.3.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  No Conflict Disclosure Forms
  No Conflict Disclosure Form
  Grid
 
             
   4.   AI-85603    Approval of SA#3 to WA#1 related to the Beacon Lights for 10th Street (Chapin & Rogers) Project with GDJ Engineering an increase of $12,942.00 (C-21-0441-04-20). (Audio Reference 1h:47m:17s)

Commissioner Cantu stepped away from the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.4.

Vote: 3 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  SA #3 Executed
  Current Agreement
  Current Insurance
  HB1295
  SA#3 to WA#1
 
             
   5.   AI-85626    Requesting authority to advertise RFB 22-0273 "Colonia Tejana Stormwater Project" (located in Precinct 4) Procurement Packet with authority to re-advertise if necessary, subject to Purchasing and Legal review and approval. (Audio Reference 1h:47m:43s)

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.5.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   6.   AI-85631    Requesting authority to advertise RFB 22-0272 "Rio Grande Care Road Stormwater Project" (located in Precinct 4) Procurement Packet with authority to re-advertise if necessary, subject to Purchasing and Legal review and approval. (Audio Reference 1h:48m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.F.6.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   G.   Sheriff's Office
             
   1.   AI-85555    Requesting approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to the Professional Services Agreement with ERO Architects [C-21-0679-08-24], for the "HC Jail Expansion Feasibility Study" to correct the address in the Professional Services Agreement [C-21-0679-08-24]. (Audio Reference 1h:48m:22s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  SA #1 Executed
  1295 Acknowledged
  SA#1 to C-21-0679-08-24
 
             
   2.   AI-85557    A. Requesting approval to rescind action by CC on 04/19/2022, AI-85364 for the "Housing and Confinement of Inmates" due to the implementation of Amendment No. 3 (C-15-098-06-02). (Audio Reference 1h:48m:46s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.2.A

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting authority to exercise the 6th of 10 extensions with The Geo Group, Inc. for the "Housing and Confinement of Inmates" for Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. (Audio Reference 1h:49m:08s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.2.B

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

C. Requesting approval of price increase in the amount of $1.81 per inmate, from $60.18 per day to a proposed daily rate of $61.99 due to the standard cost of living rate (CPI), an increase of 3% beginning on the extension date, June 17, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:49m:24s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.2.C

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  3rd Amendment Executed
  Amendment No. 3
  Extension letter - Vendor
  Legal review
  Legal Review
  C-15-098-06-02 Partial of the fully executed
  Sam.gov
  CPI Price Increase
  The Geo Group Stock
 
             
   3.   AI-85581    Requesting approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Hidalgo County and Rio Grande Valley Communications Group (RGVCG) for law enforcement departments for radio system services for public safety, with authorization for Sheriff J. E. "Eddie" Guerra to sign and execute the MOU. (Audio Reference 1h:50m:03s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.3.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  MOU
  Department Response
  Legal Review
 
             
   4.   AI-85552    A. Requesting action to rescind AI-85110 approved by CC on 03/22/2022 for authority to advertise K9s, Veterinary Services (RFQ 22-0162-MGF) for the Sheriff’s Office. (Audio Reference 1h:50m:27s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.4.A

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code 262.024 (a)(4) for Professional Services; (Audio Reference 1h:50m:48s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.4.B

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

C. Requesting acceptance and approval to award and enter into a veterinary service agreement (C-22-0162-05-03) with Dr. Justin Cerelli – Four Paws Animal Hospital “K9 Veterinary Services” commencing on May 17, 2022, for a 3-year term, expiring May 16, 2025. (Audio Reference 1h:51m:02s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.4.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  1295 and Acknowledgment
  contract
  Legal Approval
 
             
   5.   AI-85536    Requesting authority to ratify Purchase Order No. 847342 dated 04/20/2022 for the annual renewal of an application to access email via mobile phone services with Exchange ActiveSync - Progress Software Corporation in the amount of $998.00 effective 04/27/2022. (Audio Reference 1h:51m:24s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.5.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Legal Review
  Purchase order 847342
 
             
   6.   AI-85623    Pursuant to action taken on 02-08-2022 with AI-84489 for the purchase of camera/video equipment, requesting authority for County Judge or designee to sign the Master Service Agreement with Motorola. (Audio Reference 1h:51m:46s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.G.6.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Agreement Executed
  AI-84489
  Form 1295 and acknowledgement
  Legal Review
  Master Service Agreement
 
             
   H.   Auditor's Office
             
   1.   AI-85702    Acceptance and approval of Letter of Engagement between Hidalgo County [Auditor's Office] and Lance, Soll, & Lunghard LLP (LSL) and Guillermo Reyna CPA "on an as needed basis" for Professional Public Accounting Services Support, with authority for Hidalgo County Judge to sign any and all applicable documents subject to legal review (Audio Reference 1h:52m:03s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.H.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Letter of Engagement Executed
  Letter of Engagement Executed - Guillermo Reyna
  1295
  Legal approval
  Reyna CPA BAFO
  LSL,LLP BAFO
 
             
   I.   District Attorney
             
   1.   AI-85590    Requesting approval of Interlocal Cooperation Agreement [ICA] for Autopsy Services Between Hidalgo County and Willacy County for automatic renewal of contract with new rates, terms and conditions. (Audio Reference 1h:52m:30s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.I.1.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  ICA Executed
  Willacy County Contract
  Legal Approval
  D.A. Signed Extension
 
             
   J.   Co. Wide
             
   1.   AI-85704    A. Requesting action to nominate at least three (3) Professional Engineering Firms from HC approved "Pool" of Engineering Services for the purpose of evaluating in connection with Feasibility & Needs Assessment Study for an Animal Control Facility or Retrofitting an Existing Facility: (Audio Reference 1h:52m:47s)

No action was taken on agenda item 23.J.1.A
  1. __________
  2. __________
  3. __________
  4. __________
  5. __________
B. Requesting action to appoint/designate an Evaluation Committee to grade/score the nominated firms: (Audio Reference 1h:52m:47s)

No action was taken on agenda item 23.J.1.B
  1. __________
  2. __________
  3. __________
  4. __________
  5. __________
  Attachments:
  Evaluation Form - Engineering
  Engineering Participation List
  No Conflict Disclosure Form
 
             
   2.   AI-85572    Requesting approval to award the best qualified vendor meeting all specifications for "Pest Control Services" (RFB 22-0150-04-13-YZV) with Robert Sanchez d/b/a Kill-A-Bug Pest Control. (Audio Reference 1h:53m:55s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.J.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract Executed
  C-22-0150-05-03-Robert Sanchez dba-Kill-A-Bug-Pest Control
  Legals
  1295 Form
  Acceptance/Participation Log
 
             
   3.   AI-85642    Acceptance and approval of Amendment #1 to C-21-0723-12-28 with ERO, Project Architect, for updated cost of work (obtained from Preliminary Design Phase) in connection with El Paraiso Project, with a stipulated sum of $334,790.00. (Audio Reference 1h:54m:19s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.J.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

The Court proceeded back to agenda item 23.C.2.A and 23.C.2.B to state a correction (Audio Reference 1h:54m:43s)
  Attachments:
  Amendment No.1 Executed
  1295
  Amendment No. 1 - revised
 
             
   24.   Executive Office:
             
   A.   Presentation for discussion of the following:
1) New Courthouse Project Updates
2) Update on ongoing county owned building construction, relocation and/or renovation repair projects
3) Emergency situations occurring since last agenda meeting (Audio Reference 1h:55m:45s)

County Executive Officer, Valde Guerra, stated that no action was to be taken on agenda item 24.A.
             
   B.   AI-85563    Approval to accept settlement check from Consumers County Mutual Insurance Company in the amount of $598.90 to settle auto accident claim with County vehicle. (Sheriff Office) (Audio Reference 1h:55m:52s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 24.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Consumers County Mutual Insurance Company Settlement Check
 
             
   C.   AI-85617    Requesting approval to submit Application to Texas State Library and Archives Commission for Accreditation in State Library System with authority for County Judge to sign (Audio Reference 1h:56m:08s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 24.C.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  application
  Email
 
             
   25.   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding:
A. County response to disaster/health emergency:
1. CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act Funds (Audio Reference 1h:56m:22s)

No action was taken on agenda item 25.A.1.

B. Measures necessary to preserve public health and safety (Audio Reference 1h:56m:32s)

No action was taken on agenda item 25.B.

C. Direction regarding County government operations, including but not limited to essential functions (Audio Reference 1h:56m:39s)

Valde Guerra stated that the County will continue to collaborate with the Health Department, Human Resources Department, and Facilities Management Department, to ensure the safety of the constituents and employees conducting business at county facilities, and encouraged the constituents and employees of Hidalgo County to continue to exercise caution in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the variants.

No action was taken on agenda item 25.C.

The Court proceeded to the agenda items under Open Session. (Audio Reference 1h:57m:08s)
             
   26.   Closed Session:
Commissioners' Court may go into Closed Session pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071, (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberation regarding Real Property), Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) and Section 551.087 (Economic Development) to discuss the following: (Audio Reference 1h:39m:56s)

The Court proceeded into closed session at with a vote of approval at 11:42 A.M.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval to proceed into closed session.

Vote:
3 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   A.   Real Estate Acquisition

Reference agenda item 28.A.
             
   B.   Private consultation and advice of counsel concerning pending, potential and/or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, and/or legal matters subject to the attorney-client priviledge under the authority of the Open Meetings Act Section 551.071, Government Code.

Reference agenda item 28.B.
             
   C.   Consultation with Legal Counsel regarding Legal Action due to emergency situation

Reference agenda item 28.C.
             
   D.   AI-85564    Hidalgo County v. Arturo Bustos Saenz & Griselda Bustos Saenz 

Reference agenda item 28.D.
             
   E.   AI-85579    Claim of Alejandra De La Cruz

Reference agenda item 28.E.
             
   F.   AI-85612    Cause No. C-1276-22-L - Luciano Velasquez and Miriam Rodriguez vs.Hidalgo County

Reference agenda item 28.F.
             
   27.  
A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code, Section 262.024(A) (4) "a Professional Service" for the "provision of legal services/representation in connection with litigation."
B. Engagement with the firm of _________________________ for the "Provision of Legal Services/Representation in connection with Litigation" and authority to submit letter of engagement (subject to compliance with HB1295) (Audio Reference 1h:59m:05s)

No action was taken on agenda item 27.
             
   28.   Open Session: (Audio Reference 1h:40m:34s)

The Court returned from closed session at 12:21 P.M., and proceeded to agenda item 23.A.1.

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting at a later time.

County Executive Officer, Valde Guerra, presented all agenda items under Open Session.
             
   A.   Real Estate Acquisition and appropriation for same (Audio Reference 1h:57m:08s)

No action was taken on agenda item 28.A
             
   B.   Pending and/or potential litigation (Audio Reference 1h:57m:20s)

No action was taken on agenda item 28.B
             
   C.   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding response to public health emergency (Audio Reference 1h:57m:25s)

No action was taken on agenda item 28.C.
             
   D.   AI-85565    Hidalgo County v. Arturo Bustos Saenz & Griselda Bustos Saenz (Audio Reference 1h:57m:36s)

Valde Guerra requested for the Court to entertain a motion to assign the case of Hidalgo County v. Arturo Bustos Saenz & Griselda Bustos Saenz to Josephine Ramirez's Office for subrogation purposes, up to and including suit.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 28.D, as requested above.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   E.   AI-85580    Claim of Alejandra De La Cruz (Audio Reference 1h:57m:58s)

Valde Guerra requested to formally assign Claim of Alejandra De La Cruz to Josephine Ramirez's Office for defense handling.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 28.E, as the first part of action.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

Valde Guerra then requested for settlement authority to make an offer in the amount of $6,206.18 in regard to the Claim of Alejandra De La Cruz in respect to property damage.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 28.E, as the second part of action.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   F.   AI-85614    Cause No. C-1276-22-L - Luciano Velasquez and Miriam Rodriguez vs.Hidalgo County (Audio Reference 1h:58m:41s)

Valde Guerra requested to formally assign Cause No. C-1276-22-L - Luciano Velasquez and Miriam Rodriguez vs.Hidalgo County to Josephine Ramirez's Office for defense handling.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 28.F, as requested.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   29.   Closed Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed (Audio Reference 1h:59m:15s)

The Court did not proceed into closed session - Agenda item 29
             
   30.   Open Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed (Audio Reference 1h:59m:16s)

The Court did not proceed to agenda item 30 - Open Session.
             
   31.   Adjourn (Audio Reference 1h:59m:17s)

Judge Cortez adjourned the meeting with a vote of approval at 12:40 P.M.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval to adjourn the meeting.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
There being no further business to come before said

Court, the meetings of the Commissioners Court and the

Drainage District #1 Board are now hereby adjourned.


Dated this the 3rd day of May 2022

ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk
Hidalgo County, Texas


By: ______________________________
Carolyn Thornton, Deputy


I, ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk attest that this is an accurate accounting of a proceeding of the Commissioners Court held on May 3, 2022.

Signed this 5th day of May 2022




ATTEST:
ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR.
County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk
Of the Commissioners’ Court of
Hidalgo County


By: ____________________________
(Seal) Carolyn Thornton, Deputy
 

    

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