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 NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA

 

*This meeting will have remote access; See instructions below:

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING*


*Public Notice is hereby given that to the extent the Commissioners Court has distinguished between subjects for public deliberation and those for executive session deliberation, that practice has changed. The Commissioners Court is hereby notifying the public that any item listed anywhere on the agenda, if permitted by law, may be discussed in executive session. See Executive Session below.
 

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas. Up to two (2) Court members may participate remotely.
 
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.
 
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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.   In recognition of Tom Schmid, President and CEO of the Texas State Aquarium, for his 25 years of service and leadership. Click to View
 
2.   In recognition of Dan Pena's outstanding career in South Texas radio. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-Dan Pena KSAB
 
3.   In recognition of the month of November as National Family Caregivers month. Click to View
 
G. GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS:
 
1. Discuss disaster preparedness and response, including matters related to COVID-19, Emergency Orders, severe weather, flooding, drainage, economic recovery, state and federal assistance, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and infrastructure status, and other related matters.
 
H. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   October 27, 2021
November 3, 2021
November 9, 2021
November 10, 2021
November 12, 2021
Click to View
 
Attachments
11-09-2021 Minutes
 
I. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces County Animal Services Advisory Board Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description
Board Application - Sarah Spence
 
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 October 29, 2021, November 05, 2021, November 12, 2021 and November 19, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg 10-29-21.pdf
CK Reg 11-05-21.pdf
CK Reg 11-12-21
CK Reg 11-19-21
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated October 26, 2021, to November 08, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated November 17, 2021; Special Motion List - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA); and Special Motion List - Banc of America Public Capital Corp. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
Special Motions List -ARPA.pdf
Special Motions Backup - ARPA.pdf
Special Motions List - BOA.pdf
Special Motions Backup - BOA
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated November 02, 2021, and for the month of October 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Weekly.pdf
Group Health Monthly Oct 21.pdf
 
E.   Approve and accept donations (list attached) to the county in accordance with Local Governmental Code 81.032. Click to View
 
Attachments
Donation Letter
 
F.   Accept the following "Family Protection Fee Report" for FY 2020-2021:
1. The Purple Door
Click to View
 
Attachments
The Purple Door - FY20/21 FPF Report
 
G.   Accept the following "Diabetes Report" for FY 2020-2021:
1.  Coastal Bend Food Bank
Click to View
 
Attachments
Coastal Bend Food Bank - FY20-21 Diabetes Report
 
H.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2020-2021:
  1. Coastal Bend Food Bank (Bishop and Driscoll)
  2. Coastal Bend Food Bank
  3. The Purple Door
  4. Their Day Foundation
Click to View
 
Attachments
Coastal Bend Food Bank - FY20-21 Outside Agency Report (Bishop+Driscoll)
Coastal Bend Food Bank - FY20-21 Outside Agency Report
The Purple Door - FY20-21 Outside Agency Report
Their Day Foundation - FY20-21 Outside Agency Report
 
I.   Accept a grant award from the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission for the Texas Supports Libraries grant program. Click to View
 
Attachments
Grant Award Letter
 
J.   Approve Amendment No. 1 to Work Order No. C717 under General Land Office Contract No. 21-043-001 increasing not to exceed amount by $11,000 for a total of $138,000 for collection and analysis of recreational beach water samples; authorize the Director of the CCNCPHD to sign on behalf of Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
GLO Amendment
 
K.   Authorize the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) to enter into a contract amendment with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in the amount of $269,815.00, upon amendment execution through August 31, 2022, to treat, control, and prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS; and authorize the Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District to sign on behalf of Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
STD/HIV Grant Amendment
 
L.   Authorize execution of agreement with CrowderGulf, LLC for RFP NO. 3171-21 for Disaster Debris Removal Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3171-21 Agreement
 
M.   Accept the executed agreement for RFP No. 3069-18 - Amendment No. 1, between Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center and Southwest Key Programs, Inc. for the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP).  Amendment No. 1 was approved by the Nueces County Juvenile Board on June 23, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3069-18 Agreement Amendment No. 1
 
N.   Authorize agreement with Pitney Bowes for replacing one (1) Pitney Bowes SendPro C Series - Version 4 postage printer machine at the Keach Family Library. Click to View
 
Attachments
Pitney Bowes Quote
 
O.   Approve method of procurement IFB (invitation for bids) for Laundry supplies for Nueces County Jail; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice. Click to View
 
P.   Approve a method of procurement CSP (request for competitive sealed proposals) for Bob Hall Pier Demolition; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order Bob Hall Pier Demolition
 
Q.   Approve Order memorializing prior Court action renaming Animal Control Department to Nueces County Animal Services – Care, Control, and Adoptions, and re-affirming it as a County department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order Renaming Animal Services Department
 
R.   Ratify hiring of the Law Office of Steve Aragon, PC, to represent Nueces County to provide advice, counsel, and assistance regarding the transition of the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District (“the District”) and approve engagement letter. Click to View
 
Attachments
AIS Steve Aragon Engagement Ltr
 
S.   Ratify hiring of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., and attorney Tonya Webber to conduct County internal employment investigations; approve engagement letter; and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Engagement Letter
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive update from the Port of Corpus Christi Commission. Click to View
 
2.   Receive information from Hagerty Consulting regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) process, role of disaster finance policies, and related matters.  Click to View
 
3.   Discuss and consider approval of any accrued overtime hours pursuant to County policy for essential exempt employees during declared disasters as it relates to COVID-19, and/or storm preparedness and response; severe weather preparedness and response. Click to View
 
4.   SPECIALLY SET ITEM AT 10:30 A.M.

Presentation to the Nueces County Commissioners Court regarding an update on the Sea Turtle Program.
Click to View
 
5.   Receive introduction of the candidate for the Texas Agrilife Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development position; and consider approval of appointment to the position. Click to View
 
6.   Receive presentation from County Attorney and the Law office of Steve Aragon regarding statutory obligations of the Count in the area of public health, options available to the County, and normal practices throughout the State in provision of public health; effect of City of Corpus Christi’s withdrawal on grants, employees, assets, federal 1115 waiver, State laboratory, and related matters. Click to View
 
7.   Receive report from County Sheriff and County Judge related to November 4, 2021 Texas Commission on Jail Standards meeting; Discuss and consider jail population reduction alternatives, including creation of an alternate court; Discuss and consider creation of a Jail Population Reduction working group. Click to View
 
8.   Approve Quarterly Investment Report ending September 30, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
QIR 9-30-21.pdf
 
9.   Discuss and consider approval of Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County, Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, and the Nueces County Hospital District Agreement relating to the provision of Jail Diversion, Crisis Intervention, Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach, and Jail-Based Competency Restoration Services for the period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
ILA for Jail Diversion
 
10.   Discuss and consider approval of Mutual Aid/Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the Nueces County Hospital District related to the COVID-19 pandemic and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Mutual Aid Agreement w/ Hospital District
 
11.   Discuss and consider acceptance of the Hilltop Community Center Facility schematic design presented with LEED Platinum features; direct Richter Architects to complete the schematic design phase accordingly; alternatively direct Richter Architects to propose design alternatives. Click to View
 
Attachments
Hilltop Schematic Design Presentation - 9-22-21
 
12.   Discuss and consider fiscal year 2021-22 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) premium pay for elected Nueces County law enforcement officials and related matters; receive update on premium pay for eligible County employees. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplement re. Premium Pay
 
13.   Discuss and consider any and all amendments to the Nueces County Commissioners Court Policies and Procedures. Click to View
 
Attachments
Nueces Co. Comm. Court Policy and Procedure
 
14.   Discuss funding source of overtime as it relates to COVID-19 for the Health District (County) Employees and City-County Health Director.  Click to View
 
15.   Discuss and consider the request for qualification process and how the evaluation committee is selected. Click to View
 
16.   Discuss and consider removing the amphitheater from the current energy savings contract awarded to ABM including removing all projects that are not energy savings. Click to View
 
Attachments
CIP Project List
 
17.   Discuss and consider the course of action related to county property located at 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, Texas. Click to View
 
Attachments
Notification from City of Port Aransas
 
18.   Discuss and consider approval of Amended Tax Abatement Agreement with Corpus Christi Polymers, LLC. Click to View
 
Attachments
Amended Tax Abatement Agreement
 
19.   Discuss and consider selection of Nueces County Commissioners Court Manager. Click to View
 
20.   Receive letter from U.S. Department of Justice closing out ADA Project Civic Access Settlement Agreement DJ #204-74-348. Click to View
 
Attachments
Closing Letter from DOJ
 
21.   Discuss and consider the approval of proposed 2022 Nueces County Holiday Calendar. Click to View
 
Attachments
2022 Proposed Holiday Calendar
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and approve submission of a preliminary list of proposed flood management evaluation, strategies and projects for Nueces County to the Regional Flood Planning Group to be included in the 2023 Regional Flood Plan. Click to View
 
Attachments
Upper Oso Creek 1
Upper Oso Creek 2
Tributary No. 5
Nueces County Projects Status 2021-10-12 Final
2023 Regional Drainage Study
 
C. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award CSP No. 3176-21 Nueces County Courthouse - ADA Interior Improvements. Click to View
 
Attachments
CSP No. 3176-21 Proposal Tab
 
D. AUDITOR
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Vendor Payments Exception List not requiring Commissioners Court pre-approval. Click to View
 
Attachments
Vendor Payments Exception List
 
2.   Approve asset forfeiture reports for FY 2021 for Nueces County District Attorney. Click to View
 
Attachments
Asset Forfeiture - District Attorney
 
3.   Discuss and consider approving the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement & Certification for Constable Pct. 3, Constable Pct. 5, District Attorney and Sheriff Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Sharing Agreement - Constable PCT 3.pdf
Sharing Agreement - Constable PCT 5.pdf
 
4.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 03 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#03 List
BCO#03 Backup
 
E. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider a $10,000.00 supplement for the Felony III- Asset Forfeiture Attorney to be paid out of Chapter 59 funds. Click to View
 
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 anywhere on the Agenda, when authorized by the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. To the extent there has been a past practice of distinguishing items for public deliberation and those for executive session, the public is advised that the Court is departing from that practice, and reserves the right to discuss any listed agenda items in executive session when authorized by law to do so. 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 on IFB No.3092-18 sale/lease of 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, Texas. Click to View
 
Attachments
Notification from City of Port Aransas
 
B.   Consult with County Attorney on matters related to the removal of the amphitheater from the current energy savings contract awarded to ABM; including removing all projects that are not energy savings. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the appropriate conduct and decorum of Commissioners Court meetings including the County Judge's actions in her representation of the County. Click to View
 
D.   Conduct interviews of applicants for position of Nueces County Commissioners Court Manager. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney and the Law Office of Steve Aragon and receive update on legal matters related to the City-County Health District negotiations, County statutory obligations and options available to Commissioners Court moving forward, and related matters. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with County Attorney regarding courthouse security committee concerns related to Courthouse badging and security issues; and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
New Badging Policy Agreement
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to development and/or sale of Nueces County-owned property in the western area of the County. Click to View
 
H.   Discuss and consider duties, and evaluation of Public Works Director, including hearing any complaints. Click to View
 
I.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to the Texas Prompt Payment Act and County procedures for paying invoices; Discuss and consider directing payment of all undisputed invoice amounts. Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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