January 8, 2014

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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





CONSENT AGENDA: At most meetings, the Commissioners Court establishes a Consent Agenda. It consists of those Agenda Items which are routine or non-controversial, and which neither a member of the Commissioners Court nor the public has asked to be pulled for discussion. Once the Commissioners Court has established the Consent Agenda, Agenda Items included on it will be voted upon in one vote, and will not be discussed separately unless requested by the County Judge, Commissioner, or a citizen.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Commissioners Court may go into Executive Session to discuss those matters listed anywhere on the Agenda or as otherwise permitted by law.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the Commissioners Court during this section on any Agenda Item or any subject within its jurisdiction except a matter related to pending litigation. Each speaker should sign in on the Public Comment Sheet available at the rear of the Courtroom at least five (5) minutes before commencement of the Commissioners Court meeting. Speakers should limit their comments to two (2) minutes. The County Judge may, if he deems it necessary, limit both the number of speakers and the time allotted to each speaker. Under the law, the Commissioners Court may only take action on items specifically listed on the Agenda. Subject matter presented which is not part of the Agenda will be referred to the appropriate department for review and subsequent action. Materials submitted during public hearings will not be returned unless prior arrangements have been made through the County Clerk, with the approval of the County Judge. At least ten (10) copies of any document to be used by any speaker should be available for distribution. The speaker’s name and, if applicable, Agenda Item number should be clearly marked on such documents. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda will normally be held at the end of the meeting.

ADJOURNMENTS IN MEMORY: The Commissioners Court may adjourn the meeting in memory of deceased community leaders, County employees, and other distinguished persons. Requests for Adjournment in Memory may be made through any County Commissioner or the County Judge.

AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES: Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting of the Commissioners Court, and who may need special assistance, services or auxiliary aids, should contact the Office of the Nueces County Judge (361-888-0444) at least forty-eight (48) hours ahead of the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

County Judge calls for the Invocation.
Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.
County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.
D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   December 18, 2013 Click to View
December 18, 2013 minutes
2.   December 19, 2013 Click to View
December 19, 2013 minutes
E. Adopt the following Resolution(s) and/or Order(s):
1.   2014 Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration and Commemorative March. Click to View
Resolution - Martin Luther King 2014
F. Present the following Certificates of Recognition:
1.   Great Western Warcats - U14 Girls Soccer State Champions. Click to View
2. PUBLIC COMMENT: This section provides the public the opportunity to address the Commissioners Court on any issues within its jurisdiction. The Commissioners Court may not take formal action on any requests made during the Public Comment period which are not on the Agenda, but can refer such requests to County staff for review if appropriate.
3. CONSENT AGENDA: The following Agenda Items are of a routine nature, and the Commissioners Court has received supporting materials for consideration. All of these Agenda Items will be passed with one vote without being discussed separately, unless a member of the Commissioners Court or the public requests that a particular Agenda Item be discussed. If so, that Agenda Item will be pulled from the Consent Agenda and discussed as part of the regular Agenda at the appropriate time. One vote will approve the remaining items on the Consent Agenda.
A.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated December 30, 2013. Click to View
Manual Ckreg
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated December 13, 2013 B; December 20, 2013; December 27, 2013; December 31, 2013 and January 3, 2014.  Click to View
Ckreg 12-13-13 B
Ckreg 12-20-13
Ckreg 12-27-13
Ckreg 12-31-13
Ckreg 01-03-14
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated January 8, 2014. Click to View
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
D.   Authorize payment of Pcard purchases for the month of November 2013. Click to View
P card
E.   Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
a. Application Temporary List No. 349
b. Unfreeze List No. 678
c. Personnel Changes reports dated December 13, 2013; December 20, 2013; and December 27, 2013
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Temporary List No. 349
Unfreeze List No. 678
Personnel Changes 12-13-13
Personnel Changes 12-20-13
Personnel Changes 12-27-13
F.   Accept the FY 2012-2013 Diabetes report from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center.
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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center
G.   Approve the "Diabetes" contract for FY 2013-2014 for Wesley Community Center - $3,000. Click to View
H.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2012-2013: 
1.  Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
2.  Downtown Management District 
3.  Gulf Coast Council of La Raza
4.  Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
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Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
Downtown Management District
Gulf Coast Council of La Raza
Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
I.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" Contracts for FY 2013-2014:
1.  Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation - $600
2.  Corpus Christi Police Officer's Association - $1,300
3.  Downtown Management District - $1,000 
4.  Gulf Coast Council of La Raza - $1,000  
5.  Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce - $1,000
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Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
Corpus Christi Police Officer's Association
Downtown Management District
Gulf Coast Council of La Raza
Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
J.   Accept the award and executed agreements for residential and nonresidential services as approved by the Juvenile Board. Click to View
Approved contracts
K.   Authorize the FY 2014 Resource Sharing Addendum and a 2013 Master Interlocal Agreement for the TechShare Common Integrated Justice System. Click to View
L.   Rescind the executed Amendment No. 4 with GTL approved on October 2, 2013; Authorize/Execute Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement between Nueces County and Public Communications Services, Inc. (PCS) for Inmate Telephone and Public Coin Telephone Services (RFP 2799-08). Click to View
Amendment 4 sign
PCS letter
Revised Amendment 4
M.   Accept the executed Amendment No. 1 for RFP No. 2872-10 Concession Service for Horace Caldwell Pier agreement with Jeffery Miller as approved by the Coastal Parks Board. Click to View
Amendment 1
N.   Authorize an amendment to the End User License Agreement and Professional Services Agreement with Tyler Technology. Click to View
Tyler Tech amendment
1.   Receive annual report from Diane Lowrance, Executive Director, on the activities of the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County. Click to View
Behavioral Health Center - Powerpoint
2.   Discuss and consider selection of Turner, Ramirez & Associates, Inc., for Architectural Services related to the Fallen Heroes Memorial, to be constructed on the north side of the Nueces County Courthouse; authorize execution of contract. Click to View
Turner-Ramirez Contract
Turner-Ramirez Attachments
3.   Discuss and consider authorizing execution of License Agreement between Nueces County and Tuloso-Midway Independent School District for use of the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds Baseball venue for Tuloso-Midway High School baseball.  Click to View
TMISD Lease agreement
4.   Discuss and consider executing a maintenance contract with Capturion, Inc., for the video marquee at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. Click to View
Capturion Service Agreement - Marquee
1.   Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award for the FY 2014 Formula Grant Program of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Click to View
FY14 Indigent Defense Award Letter
2.   Discuss and consider authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for the FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant program. Click to View
1.   Discuss/Award IFB No. 2940-13 LyondellBasell Park Improvements, Phase II. Click to View
IFB 2940-13 Bid Tab
2.   Discuss and consider approving an order regarding the lease of 121.63 acres of farmland adjacent to the Nueces County Airport in Robstown. Click to View
Airport Farm land order
3.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 358-10 purchase of a Chevrolet Silverado Truck for Inland Parks from Caldwell Country. Click to View
Buyboard quote
4.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for laundry supplies for Nueces County Jail; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice. Click to View
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 5 for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. Click to View
BCO #5 List
BCO #5 Backup
2.   Approve Monthly Financial Report for October 2013. Click to View
October Financial Report
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION: PUBLIC NOTICE  is given that the Commissioners Court may elect to go into an Executive Session anytime during the meeting to discuss matters listed on the Agenda, when authorized by the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. In the event the Commissioners Court elects to go into Executive Session regarding an agenda item, the section or sections of the Open Meetings Act authorizing the Executive Session will be publicly announced by the presiding officer. In accordance with the authority of the Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes, Sections 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.0745, 551.076, 551.086, 551.087, the Commissioners Court will hold an Executive Session to consult with attorney(s) including matters related to litigation; deliberate regarding real property, prospective gift(s), personnel matters, including termination, county advisory bodies, security devices, and/or economic development negotiations and other matters that may be discussed in an Executive Session. Upon completion of the Executive Session, the Commissioners Court may in an open session take such action as appropriate on items discussed in an Executive Session.
A.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the status of Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-339, Elmer Cox v. Nueces County, Texas, and Jim Kaelin in his Individual Capacity; USCA No. 13-41343; and Civil Action No. 2:12-CV-341, Thomas Burnside v. Nueces County, Texas, and Jim Kaelin in his Individual Capacity, USCA No. 13-41344, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division. Click to View
A.   Nueces County Child Welfare Board Click to View
NC Child Welfare Board
Sandra Dawod- Child Welfare Bd.
Annette DuVall-Child Welfare Bd.
Mary Katherine Neiswender-Child Welfare Bd.
B.   Discuss and consider acceptance of letter of resignation from the Judge, Nueces County Court at Law No. 5, in accordance with the terms of the resignation; discuss and consider establishing the procedure for the application process to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term, pursuant to Section 87.041 of the Texas Local Government Code, and related matters. Click to View
Court #5 Resignation

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)


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