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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

APRIL 22, 2020

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.

 
                   BARBARA CANALES       COUNTY JUDGE
                   CAROLYN VAUGHN       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1
                   JOE A. GONZALEZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2
                   JOHN MAREZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3
                   BRENT CHESNEY       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

 

 

KARA SANDS, CLERK OF THE COURT

 

INFORMATION ON THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA 
 

CONSENT AGENDA: At most meetings, the Commissioners Court establishes a Consent Agenda. It consists of those Agenda Items which are routine or non-controversial, and which neither a member of the Commissioners Court nor the public has asked to be pulled for discussion. Once the Commissioners Court has established the Consent Agenda, Agenda Items included on it will be voted upon in one vote, and will not be discussed separately unless requested by the County Judge, Commissioner, or a citizen.
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Commissioners Court may go into Executive Session to discuss those matters listed anywhere on the Agenda or as otherwise permitted by law.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the Commissioners Court during this section on any Agenda Item or any subject within its jurisdiction except a matter related to pending litigation. Each speaker should sign in on the Public Comment Sheet available at the rear of the Courtroom at least five (5) minutes before commencement of the Commissioners Court meeting. Speakers should limit their comments to two (2) minutes. The County Judge may, if he/she 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.
ADJOURNMENTS IN MEMORY: The Commissioners Court may adjourn the meeting in memory of deceased community leaders, County employees, and other distinguished persons. Requests for Adjournment in Memory may be made through any County Commissioner or the County Judge.
 
AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES: Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting of the Commissioners Court, and who may need special assistance, services or auxiliary aids, should contact the Office of the Nueces County Judge (361-888-0444) at least forty-eight (48) hours ahead of the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
 

 
             
1. CALL TO ORDER
 
A.
County Judge calls for the Invocation.
 
B.
Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.
 
C.
County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.
 
D. SAFETY BRIEFING
 
E. Approve the following Minutes:
 
1.   Minutes dated April 8, 2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
Minutes-April 8, 2020
 
F.
Adopt the following Resolution(s), Proclamation(s), and/or Order(s):
 
G. WORKSHOP
 
1.   The Commissioners Court will conduct a Workshop to discuss and receive various presentations related to the COVID 19 response, plans for COVID 19 testing, treatment, hospitalization options, and activities related to area economic recovery.

The Commissioners Court Workshop will conclude with a report from the Nueces County Emergency Operations Center, and related introductions of the ride out team and recent activities.
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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 - regular bill summaries dated March 27, 2020, April 03, 2020, April 09, 2020, April 14, 2020, and April 15, 2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg 3-27-20.pdf
CK Reg 04-03-20.pdf
CK Reg 04-09-20.pdf
CK Reg 04-14-20.pdf
CK Reg 04-15-20.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated March 31, 2020 to April 13, 2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated April 22, 2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List.pdf
Special Motions Backup.pdf
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees:
1. Boon Chapman - March monthly 2020
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Attachments
Group Health Mar Mthly (BC).pdf
 
E.   Approve an amendment to the Personal Services Contract with Thomas L. Graham to provide for upgrading the Nueces County Hospital District’s website to improve presentation, usability, Nueces Aid Program application processing, and provision of information to stakeholders and the public; associated upgrade costs to be paid by the Hospital District. Click to View
 
Attachments
Letter Amendment
 
F.   Ratify Lease Agreement between Christus Health and Nueces County for a mobile testing site for COVID 19. Click to View
 
Attachments
Lease
 
G.   Approve and accept donations to the county in accordance with LGC 81.032. Click to View
 
H.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request of competitive bids) for Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete Type D, PG 64-22; and authorize the purchasing agent to publish a notice. Click to View
 
I.   Accept Version/Amendment 1 to public assistance subaward #PA-06-TX-4332-PW-02015 (Public Works 4 Yard Carport) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). Click to View
 
Attachments
Version 1 Letter
 
J.   Accept Version/Amendment 1 to public assistance subaward #PA-06-TX-4332-PW-01460 (Public Works 4 Yard) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). Click to View
 
Attachments
Version 1 Letter
 
K.   Ratify the submission of a grant application to U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime for the FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program. Click to View
 
L.   Ratify approval of the re:  SearchTX Participation Agreement with Tyler Technologies Click to View
 
Attachments
Nueces Participation
 
M.   Approve the application process for the following boards:
1. Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Board
2. South Texas Water Authority
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Attachments
NCMHID Notice
NCMHID Description
S. TX Water Authority-Notice
S. TX Water Authority-Description
 
N.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Nueces County 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Roadway Improvements Projects; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice. 
  1. County Road 69 from County Road 48 to the City Limits of Robstown
  2. County Road 48 from Farm To Market 1889 to the County Road 69
  3. County Road 73 from Farm To Market 624 to Rock Island Road
  4. County Road 67 from State Highway 44 to County Road 28
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O.   Authorize the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, FY2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
Coronavirus Grant Funding
 
4.
REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss various aspects of the COVID 19 response in Nueces County and South Texas, including plans related to COVID 19 treatment and hospitalization options; discuss and consider any relevant action authorized by law of the Nueces County Commissioners Court. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution - Health Care Expansion 2020
 
2.   Receive a presentation from Andy Taubman on COVID 19 response and activities related area economic recovery. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss and consider adopting leasing options for fleet vehicle replacement and authorize master equity lease and maintenance agreements with Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. and/or Enterprise FM Trust as noted below per awarded TIPS Agreement No. 190402 terms and conditions; and authorize the lease of 55 fleet vehicles.

Service Agreement (Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.)
Exhibit A – Master Equity Lease Agreement (Enterprise FM Trust)
Exhibit B – Maintenance Agreement (Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.)
Exhibit C – Maintenance Management and Fleet Rental Agreement (Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.)
Exhibit D – Amendment to Master Equity Lease Agreement (Enterprise FM Trust)
Exhibit E – Amendment to Maintenance Agreement (Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.)
Exhibit F – Amendment to Maintenance Management and Fleet Rental Agreement (Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.)
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Attachments
Enterprise Fleet agreements
Enterprise Fleet summary and quotes
 
4.   Discuss submitting and approve sending a Resolution to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and our state legislatures to support extending the state funded health coverage to Texas under the Affordable Care Act.   Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-Health Care Coverage
 
5.   Discuss the status of the issuance of marriage licenses in the Office of Nueces County Clerk. Click to View
 
6.   Discuss and consider approval of funding (1919-7009) for increased drainage capacity, including watershed drainage, near County Road 33 and Farm to Market 43 (in the London area). Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider approval of a software license agreement with Canyon City Solutions for use by Veterans Treatment Court. Click to View
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider selection of Hanson Professional Services, Inc., for Engineering Services Contract with Hanson Engineering, Inc., for the monitoring and sampling of storm water in the rural areas; approve engineering service contract. Click to View
 
Attachments
Hanson Stormwater
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of a Supplemental Agreement No. 2 between Nueces County and Stridde, Calllins & Associates, Inc. (Stridde) for the Courthouse and Jail HVAC Chiller Replacement Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 2
 
3. Discuss and consider approval of change orders for the I.B. Magee RV Park Recovery Project.
 
C. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3124-20 Maintenance Hangar M-3 For Lease. Click to View
 
Attachments
IFB No. 3124-20 bid tab
 
2.   Discuss and award RFQ 3116-19 Historic 1914 Nueces County Courthouse Preservation Architect Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ 3116-19 Proposal tab
 
3.   Discuss and award RFQ 3117-19 Historic 1914 Nueces County Courthouse Engineering Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ 3117-19 Proposal tab
 
4.   Discuss and award RFQ No. 3122-20 Engineering Services for Program Management of Nueces County 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Projects. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ No. 3122-20 proposal tab
 
D. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 12 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#12 List.pdf
BCO#12 Backup.pdf
 
2.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 84. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#84 List.pdf
CPBCO #84 BackUp
 
3.   Present information on personnel cost for COVID-19 expenses including overtime to County department heads. Click to View
 
Attachments
Covid 19 Weekly Payroll
Juan Pimentel
Edward Herrera
Scott Cross
Tyner Little
Maria Bedia
Julie Guerra
Lance Murphy
Juan De La Cerda
Rebecca Rach
Melissa Munguia
 
4.   Receive presentation of the 2018-2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the court by Dale Atchley, Nueces County Auditor. Click to View
 
Attachments
Presentation CAFR 2019.pptx
2019 Nueces County CAFR.pdf
 
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 the County Attorney and Discuss and consider pursuing any possible legal remedies to require the Nueces County Clerk to perform statutory and/or constitutional duties of office, including but not limited to the issuance of marriage licenses, and related matters. Click to View
 
B.   Discuss and Consider authorizing the County Attorney to request approval of the Professional Services Agreement from the Texas Attorney General and related matters. Click to View
 
C.   Discuss and Consider an Order authorizing the County Judge to execute the Professional Services Agreement (Contingent Fee Special Counsel for diabetes medication litigation) with the Law Office of Richard Schechter, P.C., The Snapka Law Firm, and the Cicala Law Firm, PLLC and their respective teams to represent Nueces County in legal matters that involve responsible parties who caused and contributed to the rising of prices for diabetes medications in Nueces County and related matters Click to View
 

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)


    

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