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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

*This will be a remote meeting with multiple methods of access;
See instructions below:


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

MARCH 24, 2021

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet (via virtual access) 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
ROBERTO G. HERNANDEZ
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

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.

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.

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.
 
COMMISSIONERS, PRESENTERS, CONTRIBUTORS, AND PUBLIC ACCESS

The commissioners court members, public, presenters, contributors, and others may access the meeting and make public comment, by clicking the link below and registering prior to the calling of public comment at the beginning of the meeting.  Link to webpage instructions:
https://www.nuecesco.com/remotepubliccomment


Click the link above for access to the virtual meeting link to join the live broadcast of Commissioners Court. You must join before public comment is called to attend the virtual meeting. Once in the meeting, you will be muted until it is time for public comment. During public comment, the name you submitted will be announced before unmuting you. Before speaking, you will be asked to state, for the record:
  • Your full name, and
  • Your address
   Or QR Code


Phone number to call in is:  361-414-6767
  • Dial the number above and enter the following meeting ID when prompted (do not forget to end with the # key)
    • 998 720 6754 #
You must call in before public comment is called to attend the virtual meeting. Once in the meeting, you will be muted until it is time for public comment. During public comment, the last 3 digits of your number will be announced before unmuting your line. Before speaking, you will be asked to state, for the record:
  • Your full name, and
  • Your address

 
             
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. 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.
 
F. Adopt the following Resolution(s), Proclamation(s), and/or Order(s):
 
1.   Proclaiming March 30, 2021, as "Maxine Flournoy Day," in Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proclamation - Maxine Flournoy Day
 
2.   Vietnam Veterans Day in Nueces County - March 29, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proclamation - Vietnam Veterans Day 2021
 
3.   In opposition of H.B.4137/S.B.1641 – relating to the composition of the port commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, Texas. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution in Opposition
 
4.   In support of the reformed use of Congressional Community Project funds for appropriate projects in Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
 
G. GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS:
 
1.   Introduction of Mental Health Programs Director. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss the COVID-19 response, plans for COVID-19 testing, alternative care sites, Governor Orders, amended Orders, and activities related to area economic recovery; receive update from the Nueces County Emergency Operations Center. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss Hurricane and Tropical Storm recovery, including items related to Bob Hall Pier, parking lots, roads, drainage, debris removal, other infrastructure; receive update and reports, including Disaster Summary Outlines and Dune Surveys from consultants, Court members, and staff. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss Severe Weather Recovery, Disaster Declarations, Utility, Electricity, and Water Supply, reports from Emergency Operations, and other staff, and related matters. Click to View
 
H. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   March 10, 2021
March 17, 2021
Click to View
 
Attachments
3-10-21 Minutes
3-17-21 Minutes
 
I. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   Lance Murphy, Chief Information Officer, 5 years of service with Nueces County. Click to View
 
J. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces County Board of Coastal Parks Commissioners. Click to View
 
Attachments
Coastal Parks Board Description
Letter of Intent - Jim Needham
Letter of Intent - Kimberly Zahn-Winton
Letter of Intent - Troy Adler
Letter of Intent - Tyler Thorsen
Letter of Intent - Jane Bell
Letter of Intent - Bob Paulison
Letter of Intent - John White
Application - Jason Cody Bates
Application - Mitra Khan
Application - Misty Svoboda
Application - Danan Myers
Application - Elizabeth Erickson
Application - Jerry Plemons
 
2. 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 05, 2021, March 12, 2021, and March 15, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg 3-5-21.pdf
CK Reg 3-12-21.pdf
CK Reg 3-15-21.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated March 02, 2021, to March 15, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual Ck Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated March 24, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated March 9 and 16, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Weekly.pdf
 
E.   Approve contract amendment with Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce for an additional $500 from Commissioner Chesney, Pct. 4 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY20/21 Contract Amendment
FY19/20 Contract Amendment through FYE 9/30/2021
FY19/20 Original Contract
CC Black Chamber of Commerce - HB89 Form
 
F.   Approve contract amendment with Flour Bluff Business Association for an additional $3,500 from Commissioner Chesney, Pct. 4 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY20/21 Contract Amendment
FY19/20 Contract Amendment through FYE 9/30/2021
FY19/20 Original Contract
Flour Bluff Business Association - HB89 Form
 
G.   Approve contract amendment with Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc. for an additional $800 from Commissioner Hernandez, Pct. 1 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY20/21 Contract Amendment
FY20/21 Original Contract
Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc. - HB89 Form
 
H.   Accept a FEMA Public Assistance award letter/subgrant from the Texas Division of Emergency Management for COVID-19 vaccine administration. Click to View
 
Attachments
TDEM Award Letter
 
I.   Approve Second Supplemental Engagement Letter with Enoch Kever PLLC Re: San Patricio/NC Boundary dispute and Tax Legislation. Click to View
 
J.   Approve the application procedure for Place 6 and Place 8 for the South Texas Water Authority Board of Directors. Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description
Notice for South Texas Water Authority Board of Directors
 
3.
REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive presentation from Coastal Parks on participating in the Beneficial Use Dredge Program through the United States Army Corps of Engineers; Discuss and consider authorizing County Judge to submit a letter of intent to participate. Click to View
 
Attachments
Presentation
 
2.   Discuss and consider approving Budget Planning Schedule for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY2021-2022 - Proposed Budget Planning Schedule
FY2021-2022 - Monthly Budget Planning Calendar
 
3.   Discuss and consider approving interlocal agreement for Medical Examiner Services with Wilson County, and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement w/ Wilson County
 
4.   Discuss and consider Nueces County Capital Improvements Plan 2021-2025 (updated CIP 2019) project prioritization. Click to View
 
Attachments
CO 2021
 
5.   Discuss and consider change order increase of $25,983.78 for Hilltop Roof Repairs Project from Castro Roofing of Texas for removal of three (3) A/C units from roof and installation of new metal curbs.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Hilltop Castro Roofing.pdf
Hilltop Malek
TIPS Authorization Letter
Castro Roofing - Scope and Services
 
6.   Discuss and consider supporting the Coastal Bend Air Quality Partnership, and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
CBAQP Presentation
 
7.   Discuss and consider approving resolution approving and adopting change of name designation for the Nueces County Public Libraries. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
 
8.   Discuss and consider execution of second Modification of Restrictive Covenants in Special Warranty Deed, related to Corpus Christi Bay Outlets property. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Warranty Deed
 
9.   Discuss and consider personal services contract with Lance Murphy for information technology consulting services. Click to View
 
10.   Discuss and consider approval of Amended Work Authorization No. 1 with Lockwood, Andrews, and Newnam (LAN), Inc.; Discuss and consider Work Authorization No. 6, related to Program Management Services for McKinzie Annex generator project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Work Authorization No. 6
First Amendment to Work Authorization No. 1
Original Work Authorization No. 1
 
11.   Receive a report from the Nueces County Auditor, Grants Administrator, Hagerty Consulting, Inc. and Emergency Management on COVID-19, Winter Storm Uri, and Hurricane Hanna response expenses and reimbursements to date. Click to View
 
12.   Receive update on the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021, legislation related to COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Click to View
 
Attachments
ARP Act Summary
 
13.   Discuss and consider approval of overtime pursuant to County policy for essential exempt employees during declared disasters as it relates to COVID-19, and storm preparedness and response; severe weather preparedness and response; in addition, authorize payment of overtime to essential exempt City County Health District Employees. Click to View
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of a Dune Protection Permit (DPP) for the Island Park Estates Homeowner Association under DPP-0920-01-P. Click to View
 
Attachments
Memo from BMAC recommending approval for dune protection permit
GLO Letter of Concurrence
Dune protection permit application with attachnments
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of a Supplemental Agreement No. 1 between Nueces County and LJA Engineering, Inc. for the Nueces County Roadway Rehabilitation Projects - County Road 67, County Road 69, County Road77 and Bauer Road. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No.1
Debarment-Amendment No.1
 
3.   Receive presentation from the Director of Public Works related to the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park project. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of a Supplemental Agreement No. 1 between Nueces County and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. for the Historic 1914 Nueces County Courthouse Structural Engineering Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 1 WJE Extension
 
5.   Receive a Presentation from the Director of Public Works related to the Environmental Enforcement for illegal dumping. Click to View
 
6.   Discuss and consider execution of an Architectural Service Contract with Richter Architects to provide services to develop a conceptual design for the Hilltop Community Facility. Click to View
 
Attachments
Architectual Services Contract
Debarment Statement
 
7.   Receive presentation from the Director of Public Works related to the Nueces County Jail repairs, issues, and work order back-log. Click to View
 
C. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 10 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#10 List
BCO#10 Backup
 
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 23 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#23 FY 19-20.pdf
 
3.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 94. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#94 List
CPBCO#94 Backup
 
4.   Discuss increased renewal rates of Workers Compensation from Texas Mutual Insurance Company received by the Auditor's office on March 17, 2021, which are effective for the term of December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2021; impact will be to the current year's budget as well as next year's budget, though the exact dollar amount has not yet been calculated. Click to View
 
Attachments
2021 WORKERS COMPENSATION CLASSIFICATION AND RATES.pdf
TMI_Workers_Compensation_Proposal_CY21.pdf
 
4. 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.   Discuss and consider Frontier's Communications Property Damage Claim and settlement demand, and related matters. Click to View
 
B.   Discuss, consider, and take action regarding settlement demand concerning the claim of Sonia Resendez obo Jayvyn Gomez; and related matters. Click to View
 
C.   Discuss and consider settlement of Dawna Noland's property-damage claim, and related matters. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney on legal issues related to second Modification of Restrictive Covenants in Special Warranty Deed related to Corpus Christi Bay Outlets property and related matters. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with the County Attorney on Case No. 2:20-cv-00316; John Smith vs. Nueces County; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Corpus Christi Division; ratify the hiring of Keith Sieczkowski with Branscomb PC to represent Nueces County; discuss status of case; and related matters. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with the County Attorney on Cause No. 2016-DCV-0484-C Sundial Owner’s Association, Inc. vs. Nueces County et al.; In the 117th Judicial District Court; Nueces County, Texas; ratify the hiring of James McKibben with McKibben, Jarvis, Martinez & Wood LLP to represent Nueces County on appeal; and related matters. Click to View
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney to receive legal advice regarding Nueces County Coastal Park Board of Commissioners current membership status, including legal advice regarding resignations, bonding and related matters. Click to View
 

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)


    

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