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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 Board of Directors 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
DRAINAGE DISTRICT 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 17, 2022
9:30 A.M.
                                          

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, that a SPECIAL MEETING of the Board of Directors 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 :32s)

Judge Cortez called the meeting to order at 9:32 A.M.

All members of the Board were present during the roll call, except Commissioner Villarreal.

Commissioner Villarreal joined the meeting during the prayer.
             
   2.   Prayer (Audio Reference :55s)

General Manager of Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1, Raul Sesin, offered the prayer.

Commissioner Villarreal joined the meeting.
             
   3.   Open Forum (Audio Reference 02m:48s)

There were no Open Forum participants.
             
   4.   Approval of Consent Agenda (Audio Reference 02m:58s)

The Board proceeded with the approval of the Consent Agenda.

See Drainage District - Consent Agenda for action taken.



             
   5.   General Operations:
             
   A.   AI -85815    Approval of Resolution recognizing the Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 for their outstanding achievement in receiving the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. (Audio Reference 03m:19s)

Operations Manager of Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1, Jaime Salazar, read the resolution.

CFO of Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1, Lora Briones, expressed her gratitude towards the Board and staff for the resolution and achievement.

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

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution Executed
  resolution
 
             
   B.   AI -85867    Approval of updated Grant Terms and Conditions with Texas Division of Emergency Management and approval for Hidalgo County Drainage District General Manager to execute. (Pending final legal review) (Audio Reference 07m:10s)

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

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Form; Grants Terms
 
             
   C.   AI -85873     Approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $2,080,969.65 from the Districts Unreserved Fund Balance, to pay for the open purchase orders commitments at December 31, 2021 (Audio Reference 07m:30s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 5.C.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Budget Amendments
 
             
   D.   AI -85854    Discussion and action on Resolutions to approve private bids submitted for struck off properties under T-090-07-B and T-0954-17-A. (Audio Reference 07m:48s)

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

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution Executed
  HCDD#1 Bid Packet
 
             
   6.   2018 Bond Referendum Projects:
             
   A.   AI -85807    Requesting approval of Change Order No. 1 with Saenz Brothers Construction (C-HCDD1-21-027-07-27) to reflect a decrease amount of $333,180.00 for the project of, "Mission lateral Phase III(Proposed Widening of Ditch from Bentsen Palm Drive to the West of Wagon City 2 Subdivision)-2018 Bond Referendum Project #26," and as recommended by project engineer, L&G Engineering. (subject to HB 1295 compliance) (Audio Reference 08m:37s)

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

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Change Order No. 1
 
             
   B.   AI -85718    1. Presentation of scoring grid (for the purpose of ranking by HCDD1 Board of Directors) of the graded and evaluated firms submitting responses to CSP No. HCDD1-22-020-04-13-RFV “Mid Valley Airport -IBWC Ditch 18B Drainage Improvements -2018 Bond Referendum Project No. 19”  
                      
FIRM NAME SCORE RANK
Mor-Wil, LLC 93.67  
Go Underground, LLC 84.53  
Gonzalez Engineering  & Management, LLC 73.58  
Foremost Paving 59.28  

(Audio Reference 09m:18s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.B.1, as ranked.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
     
2.  Pursuant to the Boards approval, requesting authority for Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1 to negotiate a Construction Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm of: Mor-Wil, LLC, for the provision construction services for: CSP No. HCDD1-22-020-04-13-RFV “Mid Valley Airport -IBWC Ditch 18B Drainage Improvements -2018 Bond Referendum Project No. 19” (Audio Reference 09m:50s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.B.2.
                                                     
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  EVALUATION-SCORING GRID
 
             
   C.   AI -85837    1. Presentation of scoring grid for the purpose of ranking by HCDD1 Board of Directors of the graded and evaluated firms submitting response to the CSP No. HCDD1-22-019-04-20-RFV, "Highway 281 & FM 88-2018 Bond Referendum Project #14."                      
FIRM NAME SCORE RANK
Go Underground, LLC 94  
Mor-Wil, LLC 90.76  
Lucania Construction, LLC 76.29  
JMJ Contractors 76.06  
Gonzalez Engineering & Management 72.91  

(Audio Reference 10m:15s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.C.1, as ranked.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
         
2. Pursuant to the Boards approval requesting authority for Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 to negotiate a Construction Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm: Go Underground, LLC, for the provision construction services for, "Highway 281 & FM 88-2018 Bond Referendum Project #14." (Audio Reference 10m:50s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.C.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Evaluation-Scoring Grid
 
             
   D.   AI -85808    Requesting approval of closing documents for Parcel 13-9 as it relates to Project 13 of the 2018 Drainage Bond Program - Hidalgo Drain and authority for the Chairman of the Board to execute documents, subject to final legal review. (Audio Reference 11m:09s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO "EVER" VILLARREAL, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.D.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  13-9 Closing docs
 
             
   E.   AI -85839    A.  Request approval to issue payment on award to three (3) special commissioners in the amount of $2,500 each pertaining to condemnation proceedings for Cause No, CCD-0641-J Parcel #1 -Arnulfo Gonzalez (Audio Reference 11m:27s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 6.E.
            
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Cause No. CCD-064-j
 
             
   F.   AI -85862    Jackson Rd. Drain - Budget 516
Approval of Application for Payment No. 9 in the amount of $234,552.92 from RG Enterprises, LLC, DBA G&G Contractors, pertaining to Construction Contract C-HCDD1-20-034-08-11 Jackson Rd. Drain. Project Engineer; Quintanilla, Headley and Associates PO#640613. (Audio Reference 11m:47s)

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

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  RG Enterprises 516
 
             
   7.   2012 Bond Referendum - 2013 Bond Series:
             
   A.   AI -85865    Mission Inlet - Budget 020
1. Approval of Application for Payment No. 11 in the amount of $45,846.75 from Castle Enterprises pertaining to Construction Contract C-HCDD1-20-002-02-11 Mission Inlet. Project Engineer; L&G Engineering PO#639479
Weslaco Drain - Budget 335
2. Approval of Application for Payment No. 6 in the amount of $65,782.74 from Castle Enterprises pertaining to Construction Contract C-HCDD1-21-017-06-01 Weslaco Drain. Project Engineer; Omar Anzaldua, Jr. PE, CFM, PMP, CCM PO#642481 (Audio Reference 12m:08s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 7.A.1 and 7.A.2.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Castle 020
  Castle 335
 
             
   8.   Right of Way Acquisitions:
             
   A.   AI -85730    Requesting approval of closing documents for Parcel Y-E7 as it relates to the Y-drain Project and authority for the Chairman of the Board to execute documents, subject to final legal review. (Audio Reference 12m:46s)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval on agenda item 8.A.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Y-E7 Closing Docs
 
             
   9.   Closed Session:
Board of Directors may go into Closed Session pursuant to Subchapter D of Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to discuss the following: (Audio Reference 13m:02s)

The Board proceeded into closed session with a vote of approval at 9:45 A.M.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval to proceed into closed session.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
   A.   Real Property (Tex. Gov't Code 551.072)

Reference agenda item 10.A.
             
   B.   Personnel Matters (Tex. Gov't. Code 551.074)

Reference agenda item 10.B.
             
   C.   Consultation with Attorney Regarding:
a) Pending or Contemplated Litigation: b) a Settlement Offer: or c) a Matter in Which the Duty of the Attorney to the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas Clearly Conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code (Tex. Gov't. Code 551.071)

No action was taken on agenda item 9.C as it was a closed session item.
             
   10.   Open Session: (Audio Reference 14m:05s)

The Board returned from closed session at 9:55 A.M., and proceeded to agenda item 10.A.

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting during adjournment.

             
   A.   Possible Action of Real Estate Acquisition (Audio Reference 14m:10s)

Legal Counselor, Ivan Perez, recommended a motion to authorize Raul Sesin to proceed as discussed in closed session.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval as recommended above.

Vote: 4 - 0 - Unanimously
             
   B.   Possible Action on Pending and/or Potential Litigation

No action was taken on agenda item 10.B.
             
   11.   Adjourn (Audio Reference 14m:29s)

Commissioner Cantu rejoined the meeting.

Judge Cortez adjourned the meeting with a vote of approval at 9:56 A.M.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EVERARDO “EVER” VILLARREAL, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Board 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 17th 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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