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SPECIAL MEETING - MAY 17, 2022

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this 17th 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 17, 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 18m:24s)

Judge Cortez called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M.

All members of the Court were present.

             
   2.   Pledge of Allegiance (Audio Reference 18m:41s)

Mayor of Weslaco, David Suarez, led in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

             
   3.   Prayer (Audio Reference 19m:21s)

Honorable District Judge of the 206th Court, Rose Reyna, offered prayer.
             
   4.   Approval of Consent Agenda (Audio Reference 22m:46s)

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

See the Consent Agenda for the action taken.
             
   5.   Open Forum (Audio Reference 23m:46s)

There were three participants for Open Forum.

First participant, Maria Jimenez, expressed her gratitude towards Commissioner Fuentes for the street improvement of Nolana Road, and requested new street signs as well.

Second participant, Maria Trevino, expressed her gratitude towards Commissioner Fuentes for the street improvement, and invited the commissioner to join the upcoming meetings in their colonias.

Last participant, Fern McClaugherty, expressed her concerns on the Court's administration of the taxpayers monies.
             
   6.   County Judge's Office:
             
   A.   AI-85813    Approval of Proclamation declaring May 15-21 as National Police Week 2022. (Audio Reference 32m:50s)

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May 15-21 as National Police Week 2022.

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.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

Chief Oscar Montoya, with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, expressed his gratitude towards the Court for the proclamation. 
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  proclamation
 
             
   B.   AI-85814    Approval of Proclamation declaring May as National Wildfire Awareness Month. (Audio Reference 38m:54s)

Misti Palacios, with the Public Affairs Division, read the Proclamation declaring May as National Wildfire Awareness 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.B.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

Fire Marshal, Homero Garza, Vice President Rene Alvarez, and Assistant Chief Michael Dunavin expressed their gratitude towards the Court for the proclamation, and the importance of creating awareness of fire prevention and safety.
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  proclamation
 
             
   C.   AI-85819    Presentation of Proclamation in gratitude of Emergency Management Coordinators. (Audio Reference 53m:42s)

Judge Cortez proclaimed June 1st as Emergency Management Coordinators and Meteorologist Day.

Chief Ricardo Saldaña expressed his gratitude towards the Court for the proclamation, as well as all the departments and their collaborative efforts.

No action was taken on agenda item 6.C, as they have been previously approved.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 17.A. (Audio Reference 1h:01m 50s)
             
   D.   AI-85816    Presentation of Resolution in gratitude of Meteorologists and Meteorological Teams. (Audio Reference 53m:46s)

Reference agenda item 6.C.

No action was taken on agenda item 6.D, as they have been previously approved.
             
   7.   District Attorney's Office:
             
   A.   AI-85765    DA - Victims Unit Court Advocate Project (VUCAP) (1281):
Approval to submit a VUCAP Grant #359403 budget adjustment to the Office of the Governor (OOG). (Audio Reference 1h:08m 47s)

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 7.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  85765
 
             
   8.   HIDTA - Task Force:
             
   A.   AI-85714    HIDTA Task Force (1291):
1. Authorization and approval to accept the Cooperative Grant Agreement Award Number (FAIN) G22SS0002A between Hidalgo County and the Executive Office of the President Office of National Drug Control Policy in the amount of $775,705.00 for the grant period of 01/01/2022-12/31/2023.
2. Authorization and approval for Judge Richard Cortez to sign Grant Agreement and the Grant Conditions as authorized official.
3. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the County Auditor, for the FY 2022 HIDTA Task Force Grant in the amount of $775,705.00 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:09m 11s)

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 8.A.1, 8.A.2, and 8.A.3.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Appropriation
  COR
  2022 Award
 
             
   9.   Sheriff's Office:
             
   A.   AI-85723    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint Daisy Garcia, graduate from Texas State University, as an Intern under the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Internship Program for the period June 2022 to August 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:10m 11s)

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 9.A.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Application
 
             
   B.   AI-85722    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint Roberto Montoya, student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as an Intern under the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Internship Program for the period of May 30, 2022 to August 11, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:10m 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 9.B.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Application
 
             
   C.   AI-85812    1. Approval and authorization for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office to continue participation in the Texas LESO Program 
2. Authorization for County Judge and County Sheriff, as Authorized officials to sign the required documents. (Audio Reference 1h:10m 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 9.C.1 and 9.C.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  packet
 
             
   D.   AI-85868    Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between various Law Enforcement Agencies and Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office with the purpose of "reporting training through TCOLE" and authorization for Hidalgo County Judge and Hidalgo County Sheriff to sign document. (Audio Reference 1h:11m 31s)

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 9.D.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  ICA Executed
  rules
  Legal Approval
  MOU
 
             
   10.   Constable Pct. #2:
             
   A.   AI-85707    Constable Pct. 2 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) (1284):
1. Authorization and approval to accept grant award from the Office of the Governor-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 $149,999.99 with authority for County Judge, as authorized official, to accept award electronically.
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 $149,999.99 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:11m 51s)

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 10.A.1 through 3.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Const Pct. 2 FY 2021 OPSG SOGA
  OPSG Award Letter
  Email Requesting COR
  Grantee Standard Conditions & Responsibilities
  LEA Overtime Policy
  Const Pct. 2 FY 2021 OPSG Categorical Budget
  Const Pct. 2 OPSG Approp.
 
             
   11.   Constable Pct. #3:
             
   A.   AI-85671    Constable Pct.3 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) (1284):
1. Authorization and approval to accept grant award from the Office of the Governor-Homeland Security Grants Division (OOG-HSGD) in relation to the FY 2021 (03-01-2022 to 02-28-2023) Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) in the amount of $170,000.00 with authority for County Judge, as authorized official, to accept award electronically. 
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions. 
3. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the Co. Auditor, for FY 2021 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) in the amount of $170,000.00 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:13m 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 11.A.1 through 3.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Const Pct. 3 FY 21 OPSG SOGA
  Award Letter
  COR Request Email
  Grantee Standard Conditions & Responsibilities
  LEA Overtime Policy
  Const Pct. 3 FY2021 OPSG Categorical Budget
  Const Pct. 3 FY21 OPSG Approp.
 
             
   12.   Constable Pct. #4:
             
   A.   AI-85796    Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Juan M. Villarreal, Jr. and Rolando Flores III as Reserve Deputy Constables by Constable A. "J.R." Gaitan, Constable Precinct 4 in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Section 86.012. (Audio Reference 1h:13m 57s)

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 12.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Chap86
 
             
   B.   AI-85734    Constable Pct. 4 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) (1284):
1. Authorization and approval to accept grant award from the Office of the Governor-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 $159,999.65 with authority for County Judge, as authorized official, to accept award electronically.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.
3. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the Co. Auditor, for FY 2021 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) in the amount of $159,999.65 and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:13m 57s)

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 12.B.1 through 3.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Const Pct. 4 FY2021 OPSG SOGA
  Award Letter
  Const Pct. 4 Categorical Budget
  Grantee Standard Conditions & Responsibilities
  LEA Overtime Policy
  COR Request Email
  Const Pct. 4 OPSG Approp.
 
             
   C.   AI-85731    Constable Precinct. 4:
1. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4 with authority for Constable Gaitan, as authorized official to execute agreement and all related documents for the purpose of the reimbursement of overtime costs incurred for joint operations.  
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.  
3. Approval to accept overtime funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in the amount of $15,000.00.  
4. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the County Auditor, for ICE/HSI overtime funding and appropriation of same. (Audio Reference 1h:15m 44s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 12.C.1 through 4.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 22.A. (Audio Reference 1h:17m 00s)
  Attachments:
  COR
  ICE-HSI MOU
  Legal Approval
  Email Correspondence from ICE Special Agent
  LEA Overtime Policy
  Const Pct. 4 ICE Approp.
 
             
   13.   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:25m 50s)

Commissioner Villarreal stepped away from the meeting.

As per Katia Garcia, with Human Resources, no action was need for agenda items 13.A.1, nor 13.A.2.

3. Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments (Audio Reference 1h:25m 50s)

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 13.A.3.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   B.   AI-85825    Health Disp./ COVID Imm Round 4 (1293):
Approval of the following personnel actions, effective next full pay period 05/23/2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 340-083 1001 Public Health Technician II 11
Delete 340-084 0005 - 0010 COVID-19 Medical Assistant 05
Create 340-084 0014 - 0018 COVID-19 Licensed Vocational Nurse II 11

(Audio Reference 1h:26m 20s)

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 13.B.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
 
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PARs
 
             
   C.   AI-85770    Hurricane Preparedness (1100):
Approval to create twenty (20) full-time temporary positions for 26 weeks beginning 06/01/2022 and ending 11/30/2022, as follows:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 115-094 T001 - T004 Truck Driver I 04
Create 115-094 T005 - T020 Maintenance I 03

(Audio Reference 1h:27m 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 13.C.             

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Forms
 
             
   D.   AI-85781    WIC - Summer Food Program Grant (1292):
Approval to create eight (8) temporary part-time positions for 8 weeks beginning 06/01/2022 and ending 07/27/2022:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 350-020 T001 - T008 Referral Resource Specialist I Non-Classified

(Audio Reference 1h:28m 10s)

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 13.D.             

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Form
 
             
   E.   AI-85774    Pct 2 Administration (1200):
Approval of the following personnel action, effective upon Commissioners Court approval:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade Allowance Amount
Create 122-005 0028 Assistant Chief of Staff II 19 -
Add Auto Allowance $5,000.00
Add Supplemental Allowance $9,000.00
Add Auto Allowance 122-005 0018 Director of Administration 17 $5,000.00
Add Supplemental Allowance $9,000.00

(Audio Reference 1h:28m 38s)

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 13.E.             

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Forms
 
             
   F.   AI-85779    Pct 3 Road Maintenance (1200):
Approval of the following personnel action, effective upon Commissioners Court approval:
Action Dept./Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade  Allowance Amount
Add Auto Allowance 123-005 0121 Director of Internal Operations II 18 $5,000.00

(Audio Reference 1h:29m 30s)

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 13.F.             

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Forms
 
             
   G.   AI-85783    Tax Office (1100) / Special Vehicle Inventory (1246):
Approval of the following personnel action, effective next full pay period 05/23/2022:
Action Dept./Prg Slot # Position Title Grade Allowance Amount
Add Supplemental Allowance 140-001 0012 Accountant III 12 -
140-003 A007 $3,000.00

(Audio Reference 1h:29m 58s)

Commissioner Villarreal rejoined 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 13.G.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PAR Forms
 
             
   H.   AI-85823    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 5 080-002 0038 Assistant District Attorney IV 19
080-015 0029
Discretionary Step 8 080-002 0014 Assistant District Attorney IV 19
080-015 0011
Discretionary Step 8 080-002 0013 Assistant District Attorney IV 19
080-015 0010
Discretionary Step 8 080-002 0015 Assistant District Attorney IV 19
080-015 0012
Discretionary Step 3 080-002 0158 Assistant District Attorney III 17

(Audio Reference 1h:30m 20s)

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 13.H.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  Discretionary Step Forms
 
             
   I.   AI-85878    Executive Office (1100):
1. Approval to create a temporary full-time position for 33 weeks beginning 05/17/2022 and ending 12/31/2022:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot# Position Title Grade
Create 125-001 T028 Public Information Specialist I 10
2.  Approval to revise the Classified Positions List to add the new position: Public Information Specialist I (Grade 10).

(Audio Reference 1h:31m 18s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 13.I.1 and 13.I.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  list
  Fiscal Note
  PAR
 
             
   14.   Urban County:
             
   A.   AI-85879    1.  Discussion, consideration and action authorizing the completion and submittal of two applications for the  2018 South Texas Floods Competition to the Texas General Land Office [GLO].
2.  Approval for Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez to sign the Federal Assistance Standard Form 424 (SF 424) along with all related documentation that may be needed in preparation for the submittal of application(s) to the Texas General Land Office [GLO] 2018 South Texas Floods Competition. (Audio Reference 1h:31m 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 14.A.1 and 14..A.2.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously

3.  Discussion, consideration and action authorizing the completion and submittal of two applications for the 2019 Disasters Competition to the Texas General Land Office [GLO].
4.  Approval for Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez to sign the Federal Assistance Standard Form 424 (SF-424) along with all related documentation that may be needed in preparation for submittal of application(s) to the Texas General Land Office [GLO] 2019 Disasters Competition. (Audio Reference 1h:32m 39s)

Commissioner Fuentes 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 14.A.3 and 14..A.4.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

5.  Approval to advertise the Notice of Public Comments in the local newspaper(s) for the submittal of application(s) to the Texas General Land Office [GLO] 2018 South Texas Floods Competition and 2019 Disasters Competition (Audio Reference 1h:33m 25s)

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 14.A.5.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   B.   AI-85785    “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 Cruz-Hogan Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $22,250.00 utilizing CDBG FY 34 (2021) City of Alamo Water & Sewer Improvements Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1. (Audio Reference 1h:33m 47s)

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 14.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 27 - Closed Session. (Audio Reference 1h:34m 22s)
  Attachments:
  Agreement & WA Executed
  Backup
  DA's Approval
  Form 1295
 
             
   15.   Health & Human Services Department:
             
   A.   AI-85803    Pursuant to Chapter 121 Local Public Health Reorganization Act; Sec. 121.006, requesting approval of the Schedule of Fees for the Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department based on the 2022 Federal Poverty Level and the Full Pay Fee Schedule to be effective May 23, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:35m 52s)

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 15.A.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Imm Fee Table
  TB Fee Table
  Full Pay Table
  Title V Table
  2022 Federal Register
  Sec. 121.006
 
             
   B.   AI-85760    1.  Requesting approval to accept and for County Judge to e-sign the Health Disparities grant HHS001057600025 Amendment No. 1.  The purpose of the amendment is to add $75,000.00 for the period of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. 
2.  Requesting approval for the Certification of Revenue in the amount of $75,000.00 and to appropriate the same. (Audio Reference 1h:37m 03s)

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 15.B.1 and 15.B.2.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Budget Appropriation
  Grant Contract Amendment
 
             
   C.   AI-85732    Requesting approval to appropriate the Health Administration Program Income budget in the amount of $265,000.00 for the period of 05/17/2022 to 12/31/2022. (Audio Reference 1h:37m 45s)

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 15.C.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Budget Appropriation
 
             
   D.   AI-85786    Requesting approval for County Judge to sign the Written Acknowledgement of Completion of Cybersecurity Training Program as required by the Texas Health & Human Services. (Audio Reference 1h:38m 06s)

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 15.D.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Form 3834
 
             
   E.   AI-85782    Requesting approval to accept and for County Judge to e-sign the Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant contract 537-18-0176-00001, Amendment No. 9.  The purpose of the amendment is to revise the budget table to reflect a reallocation of funds between budget categories. (Audio Reference 1h:38m 32s)

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 15.E.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Grant Contract Amendment
 
             
   F.   AI-85710    1.  Requesting approval to accept and for County Judge to e-sign the Immunization / Locals Grant Contract Amendment No. HHS000119700022, Amendment No. 4 and all related contract documents. 
2.  Requesting approval to accept the Certification of Revenue as certified by County Auditor in the amount of $649,320.00 for grant funds and $89,000.00 for Program Income funds and appropriate the same. (Audio Reference 1h:39m 10s)

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 15.F.1 and 15.F.2.
            
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Budget Appropriation
  BA Program Income
  Grant Contract Amendment
 
             
   16.   Emergency Management:
             
   A.   AI-85849    1. Approval of appointment to the Hidalgo County Local Emergency Planning Committee Board. 
2. Authorization for County Judge Richard F. Cortez to sign the Local Emergency Planning Committee membership updates form for the State Emergency Response Commission. (Audio Reference 1h:39m 58s)

Commissioner Villarreal rejoined 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 16.A.1 and 16.A.2.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 18.A. (Audio Reference 1h:40m 54s)
  Attachments:
  form
 
             
   17.   Community Service Agency:
             
   A.   AI-85711    Approval of Proclamation designating May 2022 as Community Action Month. (Audio Reference 1h:01m 50s)

Jaime Longoria, with the Community Service Agency, read the Proclamation designating May 2022 as Community Action Month.

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: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Proclamation Executed
  Proclamation Community Action Month
 
             
   B.   AI-85758    Discussion, consideration and possible action to approve Amendment #3 to the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) Contract # 58210003387 to include extension date until June 30, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:07m 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 17.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Amendment No 3
 
             
   C.   AI-85759    Discussion, consideration and possible action to approve Amendment #4 to the Community Service Block Grant Program (CSBG) Contract # 61210003456 to include extension date until June 30, 2022. (Audio Reference 1h:08m 16s)

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 17.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 7.A. (Audio Reference 1h:08m 43s)
  Attachments:
  Amendment No 4
 
             
   18.   Elections Administration:
             
   A.   AI-85824    1. Discussion on Election Updates. (Audio Reference 1h:40m 53s)

Yvonne Ramon, with the Elections Department, presented an update to the Court on the early voting primary election run-off.

No action was taken on agenda item 18.A.1.

2. Discussion, consideration and authority for the County Judge to order the June 14, 2022 Special Election for Congressional District 34. (Audio Reference 1h:43m 40s)

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 18.A.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

3. Discussion, consideration and approval of the June 14, 2022 Special Election for Congressional District 34, Early Voting polling locations. (Audio Reference 1h:44m 56s)

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 18.A.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously

4. Discussion, consideration and approval of the June 14, 2022 Special Election for Congressional District 34, Election Day polling locations in accordance with Texas Election Code 42.008. (Audio Reference 1h:45m 15s)

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 18.A.4.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

5. Official canvassing of Elections Results for the May 7, 2022 Special Constitutional Amendment Election as per Texas Election Code Section 67.003. (Audio Reference 1h:45m 34s)

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 18.A.5.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

6. Approval of the 2022 May Local Entities Elections Service Contracts between Hidalgo County and The City of Progreso Lakes. (Audio Reference 1h:46m 28s)

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.6.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract Executed
  Special Constitutional Amendment Election Official Canvass
  Order-updated
  early voting
  cowide locations
  consolidation election day
  agreement
  legal approval
 
             
   19.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
             
   A.   AI-85721    Discussion, consideration, and possible action to submit grant application by Hidalgo County under INFRA Grants - FY 2022 to U.S. Department of Transportation for Nolana Loop Corridor Project. (Audio Reference 1h:50m 25s)

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.A

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  backup
 
             
   20.   Precinct #2 - Comm. Cantu:
             
   A.   AI-85850    Requesting approval to enter into a permit agreement between the County of Hidalgo and Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 concerning the construction of a vehicular bridge over an irrigation canal for the Pct 2 Las Milpas Road (10th St-McColl Rd) Project. (Audio Reference 1h:50m 49s)

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: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  legal approval
  permit
 
             
   21.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Villarreal:
             
   A.   AI-85833    Reappointment of member to the Hidalgo County Housing Authority Board by Pct. #3 (Audio Reference 1h:51m 12s)

Commissioner Villarreal reappointed Henry Rodriguez.

The Court proceeded with a vote of approval on the reappointment.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL to reappoint Henry Rodriguez, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 21.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   B.   AI-85744    Requesting approval to accept counter-offer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel 11 associated with the Precinct 3 Liberty Road PH II Project from Mile 3 to FM 2221 (ROW CSJ: #0921-02-364) with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form. (Audio Reference 1h:51m 32s)

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: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court proceeded to agenda item 22.B. (Audio Reference 1h:52m 00s)
  Attachments:
  Adm. Evaluation & Approval Form Liberty PH II P#11
 
             
   22.   Precinct #4 - Comm. Torres:
             
   A.   AI-85791    Resolution in honor of McAllen ISD for their achievement in HEB’s 2022 Excellence in Education Award (Audio Reference 1h:17m 00s)

Velinda Reyes, with Precinct 4, read the Resolution in honor of McAllen ISD for their achievement in HEB’s 2022 Excellence in Education Award.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 22.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

Superintendent of McAllen ISD, Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, expressed his gratitude towards the Court for the resolution.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 13.A. (Audio Reference 1h:25m 50s)
  Attachments:
  Resolution Executed
  McAllen ISD Resolution
 
             
   B.   AI-85754    1. Requesting approval of permit fee refund to Minerva Munoz in the amount of $10.00. (Audio Reference 1h:52m 00s)

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 22.B.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

2. Requesting approval of permit fee refund to Fransisca Martinez in the amount of $75.00
3. Requesting approval of permit fee refund to Armando Longoria in the amount of $100.00 (Audio Reference 1h:52m 21s)

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 22.B.2 and 22.B.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Letter Request Armando Longoria
  Refund request Fransisca Martinez
  Refund request Minerva Munoz
 
             
   23.   Budget & Management:
             
   A.   AI-85727    Presentation of 2023 Budget Process Calendar and Development Criteria (Audio Reference 1h:52m 38s)

Ray Salazar, with the Department of Budget & Management presented the 2023 Budget Process Calendar and Development Criteria.

No action was taken on agenda item 23.A.
  Attachments:
  calendar
  criteria
 
             
   B.   AI-85435   
1.  Discussion, consideration, and authorization of emergency expenditures as per Texas Local Government Code 111.070. (Audio Reference 1h:54m 00s)

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 23.B.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

2.  Approval of 2022 appropriation of funds from General Fund (1100) Fund Balance to Countywide Administration, in the amount of $5,800,000 pursuant to emergency appropriation authorized/approved by Commissioners Court under the previous item. (Audio Reference 1h:54m 23s)

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 23.B.2.
            
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

3.  Consideration and approval of a resolution designating the County Judge of the County of Hidalgo as the authorized representative of the County of Hidalgo to give notice of intent to reimburse expenditures with proceeds of tax-exempt obligations. (Audio Reference 1h:54m 47s)

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 23.B.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution & Order Executed
  legal approval
  appropriation
  resolution
  order
 
             
   C.   American Rescue Plan Act:
             
   1.   AI-85826    ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act Funds (1290):
Requesting approval to rescind action previously taken by Commissioners’ Court on 02/08/2022 AI-84475 and delete the project ARPA-22-124-063 from the ARPA list. (Audio Reference 1h:55m 17s)

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 23.C.1.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  AI-84475
  AI Briefing
 
             
   2.   AI-85820    ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act Funds (1290):
Discussion, consideration, and action to approve the use of ARPA Relief Funds for the following project under the Hidalgo County American Rescue Plan Act Stormwater System Improvement Program.
Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Bentsen Road Stormwater Project - Project Number: ARPA-22-124-094
Hidalgo County Precinct 4 North Main Drain III Phase I Stormwater Project - Project Number: ARPA-22-124-095
Hidalgo County Precinct 4 North Main Drain III Phase II Stormwater Project - Project Number: ARPA-22-124-096
Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Hoehn Stormwater Project - Project Number: ARPA-22-124-097 (Audio Reference 1h:55m 43s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 23.C.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Project Description
  Project Description
  Project Description
  Project Description
 
             
   D.   Budget Appropriations:
             
   1.   AI-85852    Pct. 2 Rd Maint (1200):
Approval of 2022 appropriation of funds for Pct. 2 Rd Maint from the Road & Bridge Unassigned Fund Balance in the amount of $285,000.00 to fund purchase of equipment. (Audio Reference 1h:56m 45s)

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.D.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Appropriation
 
             
   24.  
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-85845    Discussion, consideration, and action on Amendment No. 21 [as drafted & approved as to legal form by Hon. J. Hawkins, Porter Hedges] between Hidalgo County and Architect, HDR Architecture, Inc., [C-16-141-10-31] to include the following Scope of Work in connection with the "Construction of the New Hidalgo County Courthouse" Project: Subject to purchasing and legal final review/approval. (Audio Reference 1h:57m 05s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 24.A.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

A. Requesting approval of Amendment No. 21: Extended Construction Contract Administration Phase Services (Phase I) (Audio Reference 1h:57m 49s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 24.A.1.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting authority for County Judge and/or Mr. Valde Guerra, Hidalgo County CEO, to sign required documents. (Audio Reference 1h:58m 09s)

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 24.A.1.B.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Amendment Executed
  1295
  Amend 21
  Exb A
 
             
   2.   AI-85829    A. Requesting approval of the following Deductive Change Order in connection with the construction of the Hidalgo County Courthouse from contracted vendor, Morganti Texas, Inc.: 
Description Total Amount
Change Order MTI-79
*Change Order will be a reduction to offset CO# 003 & 004 issued to Texas Wilson for the furniture storage and double handling fees

($149,040.25)

(Audio Reference 1h:58m 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 24.A.2.A.       

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting authority for County Judge and/or Valde Guerra, Executive Officer to sign required documents. (Audio Reference 1h:58m 53s)

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 24.A.2.B.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  CO Executed
  1295 Form
  CO MTI-79
 
             
   3.   AI-85828    A. Discussion, consideration, and action on Work Authorization No.7 [as drafted & approved as to legal form by Hon. J. Hawkins, Porter Hedges] between Hidalgo County and Jacobs Project Management Services Co.[C-16-267A-07-25], for the provision of additional Commissioning, Program, and Construction Management Services [as described in the document] in connection with the "Construction of the New Hidalgo County Courthouse" Project. Subject to Purchasing and Legal Counsel's final review and approval.(Audio Reference 1h:59m 03s)

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 24.A.3.A.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting authority for County Judge and/or Mr. Valde Guerra, Hidalgo County CEO, to sign required documents. (Audio Reference 1h:59m 43s)

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 24.A.3.B.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Work Authorization Executed
  1295 Form
  Exhibit A
  WA No. 7
 
             
   4.   AI-85792    Requesting authority to advertise an RFP for "Consulting Services & Project Management Support for Compliance & Reporting of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)" including the re-advertising, if applicable, subject to purchasing and legal review and approval. (Audio Reference 1h:59m 54s)

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.A.4
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   B.   Emergency Management
             
   1.   AI-85795    A. Requesting ratification of project name on AI-85055 previously approved on CC 03/22/22, as it has been revised to the following: "Emergency Management Facility Project" (Audio Reference 2h:00m 21s)

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.1.A.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting approval of final negotiated AIA B101-2017 Professional Services Agreement with Milnet Architectural Services, PLLC for the Emergency Management Facility Project, with authority to issue Notice to Proceed, subject to purchasing and legal final review. (Audio Reference 2h:00m 39s)

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 24.B.1.B.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295
  Draft Proposed Plan
 
             
   C.   Pct. 1
             
   1.   AI-85831    Requesting approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for services under Work Authorization No.1 of C-19-231-01-28, as submitted by the project engineer, SAMES, Inc., to include additional working days for project completion; resulting in an estimated cost increase of $259,393.25 for the Pct.1 Mile 6W Road Project. (Audio Reference 2h:01m 02s)

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 24.C.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  SA Executed
  1295
  Exhibit D
  SA No.1 to WA No.1
  Time Extension Proposal
 
             
   2.   AI-85830    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under Texas Local Government Code 262.024(a)(4): a professional service; (Audio Reference 2h:01m 33s)

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 24.C.2.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Presentation of scoring grid for the purpose of ranking by HCCC, of firms graded through the County's Pool of pre-qualified Professional Engineering Services for Pct.1 "Inline Check Valves Stormwater Project.": 
Respondent International Consulting Engineers KCI Technologies, Inc. Supreme Engineering, PLLC
Evaluator No.1 95 92 97
Evaluator No.2 94 92 97
Evaluator No.3 94 95 96
Total 283 279 290
Rank      

(Audio Reference 2h:01m 48s)

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 24.C.2.B, as ranked.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

C. Requesting authority for HC Purchasing Department to negotiate a professional engineering service agreement commencing with the number one ranked firm of Supreme Engineering, PLLC for Pct. 1 "Inline Check Valves Stormwater Project." (Audio Reference 2h:02m 22s)

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 24.C.2.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  NCDF
  Scoring Grid
 
             
   3.   AI-85757    Approval of C-22-0283-05-17 with Leonel Garza, Jr. & Associates for "Appraisal Services for Property Adjacent to the Precinct 1 Sanitation Site". (Audio Reference 2h:02m 43s)

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 24.C.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Contract
  HB1295
  Legal Approval
 
             
   D.   Pct. 2
             
   1.   AI-85872    Requesting approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to Contract No. C-21-0944-02-08 with B2Z Engineering, LLC, resulting in an amendment to Section 7 (Compensation and Work Authorizations) of the agreement for the Pct 2 Recreational Trails Connectivity Project. (Audio Reference 2h:03m 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 24.D.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  SA Executed - For Record Only
  1295
  agreement
 
             
   2.   AI-85811   
A. Pursuant to Texas LGC Chapter/Section 263.151 (2)(B)(C)(D) and 263.152 (a)(2) action to declare one (1) 1999 Peterbilt Water Truck and one (1) 2014 CAT Roll Off Truck as "Surplus" [detailed & described in the Exhibit attached herein] for the purpose of disposition [of the 2 units] for use as "Trade-Ins" toward the acquisition of one (1) water truck and one (1) sweeper including the removal of said assets from the inventory list once transaction is completed; (Audio Reference 2h:03m 23s)

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 24.D.2.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Approval to purchase one (1) 2020 Peterbilt 348 Water Truck and one (1) 2022 Dulevo 850 Tier 4 Sweeper through the County's membership/participation with Purchasing Cooperative of America under Contract # PCA OD-328-20 [Expires 8/17/2025]: 
Requisition# Vendor Model Amount
454336 Big D Tractor, LLC (1) 2020 Peterbilt 348 Chassis Water Truck $157,095.67
454337 Big D Tractor, LLC (1) 2022 Dulevo 850 Tier 4 Sweeper $127,725.98

(Audio Reference 2h:03m 58s)

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.D.2.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295-Sweeper
  1295-Water Truck
  Depreciation Form - Roll Off
  Depreciation Form - Water Truck
  Estimate - Sweeper
  Estimate Water Truck
  Pricing Verification
  Trade in - Water Truck
  Trade In Checklist - Roll Off
 
             
   3.   AI-85869   
Acceptance and approval to execute the final form of a professional engineering services agreement (subject to HC/DA/Civil Section approval as to legal form) for the provision of: (ON-CALL) Geo-Technical & Construction Material Testing Services with Terracon Consultants [approved for negotiations CC 5/3/22] for projects located in Precinct No. 2, subject to compliance with Form 1295. (Audio Reference 2h:04m 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 24.D.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  1295
  contract
  legal approval
 
             
   E.   Pct. 3
             
   1.   AI-85846    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under Texas Local Government Code 262.024(a)(4): a professional service; (Audio Reference 2h:05m 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 24.E.1.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Presentation of scoring grid for the purpose of ranking by HCCC, of firms graded through the County's Pool of pre-qualified Professional Engineering Services for Pct.3 "N. Shary Road Extension (Approx. 2 miles), N. of SH 107 Project":
 
Respondent KCI Technologies, Inc. Cruz-Hogan Consultants, Inc. SAMES, Inc.
Evaluator No.1 82 91 93
Total 82 91 93
Rank      

(Audio Reference 2h:05m 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 24.E.1.B, as ranked.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

C. Requesting authority for HC Purchasing Department to negotiate a professional engineering service agreement commencing with the number one ranked firm of SAMES, Inc. for Pct. 3 "N. Shary Road Extension (Approx. 2 Miles), N. of SH 107 Project" (Audio Reference 2h:05m 54s)

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 24.E.1.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  NCDF
  Scoring Grid
 
             
   2.   AI-85835    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under Texas Local Government Code 262.024(a)(4): a professional service; (Audio Reference 2h:06m 12s)

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 24.E.2.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Presentation of scoring grid for the purpose of ranking by HCCC, of firms graded through the County's Pool of pre-qualified Professional Services for On-Call Professional Engineering Services for projects located within Precinct No.3;      
 
Respondent Javier Hinojosa Engineering GDJ Engineering, LLC CONSOR Engineers, LLC
Evaluator No.1 92 89 86
Total  92 89 86
Rank      

(Audio Reference 2h:06m 27s)

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 24.E.2.B, as ranked.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

C. Requesting authority for the Hidalgo County Purchasing Department to negotiate a Professional Engineering Services agreement commencing with the number one ranked firm of Javier Hinojosa Engineering for the provision of On-Call Professional Engineering Services for Projects within Precinct No.3. (Audio Reference 2h:06m 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 24.E.2.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  NCDF
  Scoring Grid
 
             
   3.   AI-85784    A. Requesting approval to rescind action taken by CC on 12/28/2021, AI-83872 in relation to the Professional Service Agreement with INTERA, Inc. for Professional Engineering Services for the Air Curtain Incinerator; (Audio Reference 2h:07m 15s)

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 24.E.3.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting approval for exemption from competitive bidding requirements under TxLGC 262.024(a)(4) a professional service and Tx Government Code 2254.003(a)(1)&(2); (Audio Reference 2h:07m 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 24.E.3.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

C. Requesting approval to award a professional engineering services agreement to INTERA, Inc., in the amount of $27,000, in connection with the Air Curtain Incinerator. (Audio Reference 2h:07m 52s)

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.E.3.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Legal review
  1295 & 1295 Acknowledged
  Contract
  Sam.gov
  TxLGC 2254.002
  TxLGC 262.024
 
             
   4.   AI-85743    Approval of SA#5 to WA#3 for Liberty Road project (from US Expressway 83 to FM 2221) with L & G Engineers (C-12-246-10-16), an increase of $11,050.80. (Audio Reference 2h:08m 05s)

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 24.E.4.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  SA Executed
  Current Agreement
  Current Insurance
  HB1295
  SA#5 to WA#3
 
             
   F.   Pct. 4
             
   1.   AI-85802    Amendment of Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Hidalgo County Precinct 4 and City of McAllen to extend the limits of the original Interlocal Cooperation Agreement to a revised total limits of Rooth Road to Mon Mack Road. (Audio Reference 2h:08m 32s)

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.F.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Amendment & Approval Executed
  Amendment
  Legal Approval
  Original ILA
 
             
   2.   AI-85763    Approval of SA #4 to WA #1 for Ware Road project (FM 2220) from FM 676 (Mile 5) to FM1925 (C-15-136-06-02) with L & G Engineering for Pct. 4 with no increase/decrease of the original work authorization. (Audio Reference 2h:08m 52s)

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.F.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Supplemental Agreement Executed
  Current Agreement
  Current Insurance
  HB1295
  SA#4 to WA#1
 
             
   G.   Constables
             
   1.   AI-85749    Requesting authority to purchase two (2) 2023 Chevrolet PPV Tahoe's through our membership with Buyboard contract 601-19 with Caldwell Country Chevrolet in the amount of $99,996.70 for Constable Pct. 2. (Audio Reference 2h:09m 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 24.G.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
 
  Attachments:
  1295
  Buyboard Contract 601-19
  Quote
  Sam.gov
 
             
   H.   IT Department
             
   1.   AI-85864    Approval of Month-to-month Service Order Form to provide Ethernet services to the Courthouse Annex (monthly payment of $449) with authority for County Judge or Mr. Daniel Salinas, HC-IT Director, to sign required documentation, subject to final legal review. (Audio Reference 2h:09m 42s)

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.H.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  msa
  Legal Approval
  1295
 
             
   2.   AI-85840    Requesting approval of a Service Order with Spectrum, a subsidiary of Charter Communications Operating, LLC for Hidalgo County Information Technology Department Contract No.:C-22-0252-05-17 for Cable Services for the New Court House in the amount $246.00 per month and a one time installation charge of $375.00, with authority for County Judge or Daniel Salinas to sign all required documents. (Audio Reference 2h:10m 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 24.H.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Service Agreement
  1295 Exemption
  Legal Approval
 
             
   3.   AI-85800    Pursuant to contract C-18-194-12-18 and in accordance with provision 2.3 "Modification of an Executed statement of Work" and 3.1 "Term" between Hidalgo County and SADA Systems, Inc. for project titled"Cloud Hosted and Managed Email Services" requesting approval to add 600 additional licenses and will continue in effect for 48 months after the effective date and will renew automatically for consecutive renewal terms of 12 months with SOW or any other required documents to be signed by Hidalgo County Judge. (Audio Reference 2h:10m 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 24.H.3.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  SOW Executed
  C-48-194-12-18
  SOW
  Legal Review
  Ordering Document
 
             
   4.   AI-85566    Approval of Amendment #1 to Dell Technologies Master Lease Agreement for computers & monitors for the new Courthouse through our membership with DIR (DIR TSO-3763) with authority for County Judge to sign any required documentation.
Qty Description Term Amount
1000 Precision 3450 Small Form Factor ($976.73) 36 Months $976,730.00
2000 Dell 24 Monitor - P2422H, 60.5 cm (23.8") ($235.68) 36 Months $471,360.00
1 Dell Services (Installation)    $75,036.00
  Total   $1,523,126.00

(Audio Reference 2h:11m 09s)

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 24.H.4.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295 Dell Exempt
  DIR-STO-3763
  Legal Approval
  Quote
  amendment
 
             
   I.   Community Service Agency
             
   1.   AI-85834    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under Texas Local Government Code 262.024(a)(4): a professional service; (Audio Reference 2h:12m 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 24.I.1.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

B. Presentation of Evaluation Committee scoring grid results for Hidalgo County CSA  "Architectural Roof Assessments for CSBG Disaster Relief Program", (2022-0126-04-19-EBZ).
Respondent Sames Amtech Armko Beam Sam Garcia CG5
Evaluator 1 94 89 87 88 91 90
Evaluator 2 97 61 87 75 83 77
Total 191 150 174 163 174 167
Rank            

(Audio Reference 2h:12m 18s)

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.I.1.B, as ranked.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

C. Requesting authority for the Purchasing Department to negotiate an Architectural Professional Services Agreement with the number one (1) ranked firm SAMES for the above mentioned project. (Audio Reference 2h:12m 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 24.I.1.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Scoring Grid
  NCDFs
 
             
   J.   Tax Office
             
   1.   AI-85764    Requesting authority to enter into a one (1) year Fax Service Agreement with Copy Graphics, Inc. for two (2) Model Canon LC-2050P fax machines at $214.50 each, totaling $429.00 per year from June 3, 2022 to June 2, 2023 with authority for County Judge or assignee to sign the required documentation. (Audio Reference 2h:13m 10s)

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.J.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295 and Acknowledgment
  Legal Approval
  Service Agreements
 
             
   K.   Budget & Management
             
   1.   AI-85761    A. Presentation of scoring grid (for purpose of ranking and scoring by CC) for the five (5) responses received, evaluated, and graded by the Department of Budget & Management evaluators for Bond Counsel Services. 
 
Respondent Bracewell, LLP Escamilla & Poneck, LLP/
J. Ramirez Law Firm
McCall Parkhurst & Horton Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP/
Perez Law Firm
Winstead
Evaluator 1 100 53 100 93 88
Evaluator 2 92 58 94 76 90
Evaluator 3 98 81 100 93 93
Total  290 192 294 262 271
Rank          

B. Requesting authority for the Purchasing Department to commence negotiations with the no. 1 ranked firm of _____________________ for "Bond Counsel Services".

(Audio Reference 2h:13m 38s)

At the request of Purchasing Agent, Eduardo Belmarez, no action was taken on agenda item 24.K.1.A, nor on 24.K.1.B.
  Attachments:
  NCDF
  Scoring Grid
 
             
   L.   Juvenile Probation
             
   1.   AI-85585    Requesting authority to purchase four (4) HVAC units and installation through our membership with Goodbuy (contract 21-22-7TD000) in the total amount of $86,995.80 for the Juvenile Justice Center with authority for County Judge to sign any required documentation. (Audio Reference 2h:13m 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 24.L.1.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Agreement Executed
  Form 1295 and acknowledgement
  contract
 
             
   M.   District Attorney
             
   1.   AI-85789    A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements, under TxLGC Chaper 262.024 (a)(4), a personal/professional service; (Audio Reference 2h:14m 18s)

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.M.1.A

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

B. Authority to issue a purchase order to Johanna Torres Santiago dba Ourpsyche, Inc. for Interim Psychiatric Consultation Services for Hidalgo County at a fee of $200.00 with a minimum of four (4) hours per case not to exceed $3,500.00. (Audio Reference 2h:14m 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 24.M.1.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295
 
             
   N.   Co. Wide
             
   1.   AI-85860    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 2h:14m 51s)

The Court nominated the firms as follows
  1. Commissioner Fuentes nominated B2Z Engineering
  2. Commissioner Cantu nominated B2Z Engineering
  3. Commissioner Villarreal no nomination
  4. Commissioner Torres nominated SAMES, Inc
  5. County Judge nominated Jorge Perez
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.N.1.A, as nominated.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

B. Requesting action to appoint/designate an Evaluation Committee to grade/score the nominated firms: (Audio Reference 2h:15m 56s)

The Court appointed as follows:
  1. David Suarez - Commissioner Fuentes
  2. Armando Garza - Commissioner Cantu
  3. Jorge Arcaute - Commissioner Villarreal
  4. Dr. Culbertson - Commissioner Torres
  5. Isaac Sulemana - Judge Cortez
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.N.1.B, as nominated.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Evaluation Form - Engineering
  Engineering_Participation_List
  No Conflict Disclosure Form
 
             
   2.   AI-85842    Requesting acceptance and approval of the final negotiated Professional Services Agreement C-22-0214-05-17 and Work Authorization #1 with Brownstone Consultants, LLC, in connection with the Construction and Project Management oversight of El Paraiso Project. (Audio Reference 2h:16m 18s)

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 24.N.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295
  C-22-0214-05-17 PSA-Brownstone-PM-CM
  Legal Review
  WA#1
 
             
   25.   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 2h:17m 22s)

Valde Guerra stated that no action was to be taken on agenda items 25.A.1 through 3.
             
   B.   AI-85780    Discussion and action on Order to approve private bids submitted for struck off properties under T-090-07-B and T-0954-17-A (Audio Reference 2h:17m 32s)

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 25.B.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Order Executed
  backup
 
             
   26.   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding:
A. County response to disaster/health emergency:
1. CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act Funds (Audio Reference 2h:17m 53s)

No action was taken on agenda item 26.A.1.

B. Measures necessary to preserve public health and safety (Audio Reference 2h:18m 08s)

No action was taken on agenda item 26.B.

C. Direction regarding County government operations, including but not limited to essential functions (Audio Reference 2h:18m 21s)

County Executive Officer, Valde Guerra stated that the county will continue to follow the updated CDC guidelines, and encouraged the constituents and employees of Hidalgo County to continue to exercise caution in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

No action was taken on agenda item 26.C.

The Court proceeded to agenda item 29.A. (Audio Reference 2h:18m 50s)
             
   27.   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:34m 22s)

The Court proceeded into closed session with a vote of approval at 11:16 A.M.

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 to proceed into closed session.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   A.   Real Estate Acquisition

Reference agenda item 29.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 29.B.
             
   C.   Consultation with Legal Counsel regarding Legal Action due to emergency situation

Reference agenda item 29.C.
             
   D.   AI-85870    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Budget Officer

Reference agenda item 29.D.
             
   28.  
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 2h:19m 49s)

Valde Guerra stated that no action was to be taken on agenda item 28.A, nor on 28.B.
             
   29.   Open Session: (Audio Reference 1h:35m 29s)

The Court returned from closed session at 12:45 P.M., and proceeded to agenda item 15.A.

Commissioner Villarreal rejoined the meeting at a later time.
             
   A.   Real Estate Acquisition and appropriation for same (Audio Reference 2h:18m 50s)

Valde Guerra stated that he would proceed as directed by the Court in closed session.

No action was taken on agenda item 29.A.
             
   B.   Pending and/or potential litigation (Audio Reference 2h:19m 22s)

No action was taken on agenda item 29.B.
             
   C.   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding response to public health emergency (Audio Reference 2h:19m 28s)

No action was taken on agenda item 29.C.
             
   D.   AI-85871    Discussion, consideration and action regarding employment/appointment of Budget Officer (Audio Reference 2h:19m 38s)

Valde Guerra stated that he would proceed as directed.

No action was taken on agenda item 29.D.
 
             
   30.   Closed Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed (Audio Reference 2h:20m 00s)

The Court did not proceed into closed session - agenda item 30.
             
   31.   Open Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed (Audio Reference 2h:20m 03s)

The Court did not proceed to Open Session - agenda item 31.
             
   32.   Adjourn (Audio Reference 2h:20m 06s)

Judge Cortez adjourned the meeting with a vote of approval at 1:30 P.M.

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 adjourn the meeting.

Vote: 5 - 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 17th 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 17, 2022.

Signed this 18th 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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