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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.
 

 

DECEMBER 15, 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. 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), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), and infrastructure status, and other related matters.
 
G. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   November 17, 2021
November 22, 2021
November 30, 2021
Click to View
 
Attachments
11-17-2021 Minutes
11-22-2021 Minutes
11-30-2021 Minutes
 
H. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   In recognition of Sandra E. Ysassi, Commissioner's Assistant for Precinct No. 3, retiring after 36 years of service to Nueces County. Click to View
 
2.   In recognition of Juan "J.J." De La Cerda being awarded "Veterans Claim Service Officer (VCSO) of the Year" from the Texas Veterans Commission. Click to View
 
3.   In recognition of Military VIP for Field of Honor. Click to View
 
I. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Beach Mgmt. Advisory Committee
Board Application - Natasa Davis
 
2.   Nueces County Child Welfare Board Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Child Welfare Board
Letter of Intent - Jackie Hasson
Board Application - Jamie O'Reilly
 
3.   Nueces County Civil Service Commission Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Civil Service Commission
 
4.   Nueces County Historical Commission Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Historical Commission
Board Application - Dr. James Pruitt
 
5.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #1 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #1
Letter of Intent - Richard Rose
Letter of Intent - Danny Tate
 
6.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #2 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #2
Letter of Intent - Dona EggenBerger
Letter of Intent - Miguel Rodriguez
 
7.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #3 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #3
Letter of Intent - Mike Benton
Letter of Intent - Russell Jungmann
 
8.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #4 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #4
Letter of Intent - Donald Hermann
Letter of Intent - Geoffrey Atwood
 
9.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #6 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #6
Letter of Intent - Gavanda Cadena
Letter of Intent - Donny McNair
 
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 December 17, 2021; and receive check registers - payments on vendor exception list dated November 23, 2021,November 24, 2021, December 01, 2021, and December 03, 2021,and previously approved special motions payments dated November 22, 2021 (reissue), and December 03, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg - Regular 12.17.21.pdf
Ck Reg - Exception List 11.23.21.pdf
Ck Reg - Exception List 11.24.21.pdf
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.01.21.pdf
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.03.21.pdf
CK Reg - Special Motions 11.22.21-reissue.pdf
CK Reg - Special Motions 12.03.21.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated November 19, 2021, to December 06, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK REG.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List and Special Motion List - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dated December 15, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List.pdf
Special Motions Backup.pdf
Special Motions List - ARPA.pdf
Special Motions Backup - ARPA.pdf
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman for the month of November 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Nov 21 Monthly
 
E.   Accept the following "Diabetes Report" for FY 2020-2021:
1. South Coastal Area Health Education Center (SCAHEC)
Click to View
 
Attachments
South Coastal Area Health Education Center (SCAHEC) - FY20/21 Diabetes Report
 
F.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2020-2021:
1. American Red Cross - Coastal Bend Chapter
2. Amistad Community Health Center, Inc.
3. Calvary First Baptist Church
4. Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce
5. South Coastal Area Health Education Center (SCAHEC) 
6. Westside Helping Hand
Click to View
 
Attachments
American Red Cross - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
Amistad Community Health Center - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
Calvary First Baptist Church - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
CC Black Chamber of Commerce - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
South Coastal Area Health Education Center (SCAHEC) - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
Westside Helping Hand - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
 
G.   Adopt a resolution nominating County Judge Barbara Canales to continue to serve on the Texas Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee for the 2022-2023 term. Click to View
 
Attachments
Policy Committee Nomination
 
H.   Accept solar light donation at Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds (for Field of Honor). Click to View
 
I.   Adopt a resolution adopting a citizen participation plan and grievance procedures for grant applications submitted under any funding opportunities available through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
Draft Citizen Participation Plan
 
J.   Approve execution of Agreement Amendment No. 3 with AVFuel Corp. for IFB No. 3089-18 Aviation Fuel for Nueces County Airport. Click to View
 
Attachments
IFB No. 3089-18 Amendment No. 3
 
K.   Approve Texas DIR-TSO-4092 renewal purchase with SHI, Inc. for 1430 Microsoft Office M365 licenses (880 at E3, 550 at F3), 1430 Advanced Threat Protection (Defender) Licenses, 3 Visio Licenses, and 1 Project Online License. Click to View
 
Attachments
SHI_MS_Quote
Signature Form
Amended Product Selection
 
L.   Authorize execution of Agreement Amendment No. 2 with Absolute Waste Services, Inc for RFP 3081-18 Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Service for County Residents. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3081-18 Agreement Amendment No. 2
Absolute Waste Services Inc - Price increase request letter
Rate Structure - Section 12
 
M.   Approve execution of Addendum to the Master Software as a Service (SAAS) Agreement for End Users with Bentek, Inc. for licensing, supporting and hosting software application for employee benefits enrollment and administration. Click to View
 
Attachments
Bentek, Inc - Addendum
 
N.   Ratify execution of 2022 Port Development Agreement with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County for purposes of supporting the Nueces County Industrial Commission AKA Nueces County Development Commission in the promotion and development of business and industry for calendar year 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
2022 Port Development Services Agreement
 
O.   Authorize the Commissioners Court Manager to provide appropriate law enforcement agencies as needed with written criminal trespass-authority pursuant to Texas Penal Code 30.05, allowing those law enforcement agencies to issue trespass notices and display “No Trespassing” signage on various foreclosed properties held in trust by Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
Criminal Trespass Authority Form
 
P.   Approve application procedure for the Christus Spohn Health Board of Trustees. Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Christus Spohn Health
 
Q.   Confirm during Budget Workshops for the FY21/22 Budget year and with adoption of the FY21/22 Budget on September 8, 2021, the Court did not elect to make any changes to Nueces County's participation in the Texas County and District Retirement System for Plan Year 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
TCDRS 2022 - Plan Assessment
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss and consider selection of the Nueces County Workers Compensation Coverage Provider for Calendar Year 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Carlisle Insurance Recommendation
2022 TAC WC Proposal
 
2.   Discuss and consider five-year State Case Registry Cooperative Agreement between the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas and Nueces County, Texas. Click to View
 
Attachments
OAG Agreement
 
3.   Receive Nueces County’s Strategic Fiscal Recovery Plan and Internet/Social Media survey report related to American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds, including overview of community engagement results and identified spending priorities. Click to View
 
Attachments
Summary-Strategic Fiscal Recovery Plan
Presentation-Strategic Fiscal Recovery Plan
Strategic Fiscal Recovery Plan
Summary-Prioritization of ARPA Funds
Survey-Prioritization of ARPA Funds
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, for the Collection of Delinquent Taxes. Click to View
 
Attachments
Notice of Public Meeting re. Legal Services Agreement
LGBS Contract for Collection of Delinquent Taxes
 
5.   Discuss and consider approval of document titled "Action Approving Contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP" (for the collection of Delinquent Taxes). Click to View
 
Attachments
Action Approving Contract with LGBS for Collection of Deliquent Taxes
 
6.   Discuss and consider approval of contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, for the Collection of Delinquent Fees and Fines. Click to View
 
Attachments
Notice of Public Meeting re. Legal Services Agreement
LGBS Contract for Collection of Delinquent Fees and Fines
 
7.   Discuss and consider approval of document titled "Action Approving Contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP" (for the collection of Delinquent Fees and Fines). Click to View
 
Attachments
Action Approving Contract with LGBS for Collection of Delinquent Fees and Fines
 
8.   Discuss and consider approval of Interlocal Purchasing Agreement between Nueces County and Nueces County Hospital District enabling the Hospital District to use and rely on the County’s procurement of and award for Disaster Recovery Management under County RFP No. 3141-20 including use of and reliance on all responsive proposals received under the RFP. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement w/ Hospital District for Disaster Recovery Consulting Services
 
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 relates to the provision of Jail Diversion, Crisis Intervention, and Jail-Based Competency Restoration Services for the period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement - Jail Diversion 2021-2022
 
10.   Discuss and consider approval Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County, Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, and the Nueces County Hospital District; Agreement relates to the provision of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Program Services for the period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
ILA for Forensic ACT Programs
 
11.   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 relates to the provision of Walk-In Crisis Clinic Services for the period October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
ILA for Walk-In Crisis Clinic
 
12. Tabled Receive presentation regarding local carbon capture and sequestration projects. Click to View
 
13.   Receive presentation regarding Texas District and County Retirement System benefits of Nueces County Health District Employees. Click to View
 
14. Tabled Discuss and consider approval of personal services contract(s) with Legislative Consultant(s), Hugo Berlanga, Joel Romo, and Patricia Shipton for services related to the 88th Texas Legislative Session, strategic planning, consulting, and governmental relations services, and other related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Hugo Berlanga - Agreement
Joel Romo - Agreement
Patricia Shipton - Agreement
 
15.   Ratify Supplemental Agreement for a no cost time extension to the Professional Services Contract with Advanced Construction Management related to I.B. Magee Park Office Restoration Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement
 
16.   Discuss and consider Change Order No. 4 for Mako Construction to address the demo of the flat roof and temporary roofing system related to I.B. Magee Park Office Restoration Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order No. 4
 
17.   Discuss and consider adopting payment option(s) for Premium Pay under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Nueces County employees, including law enforcement in the Nueces County Collective Bargaining Agreement; authorize date(s) to issue payment(s); authorize Nueces County Employee Premium Payment Supplement Agreement Form(s). Click to View
 
Attachments
ARPA Premium Pay Policy
Option 1-Law Enforcement Premium Pay
Option 2-Law Enforcement Premium Pay
Proposed Premium Pay Agreement-Assumed Hours
Proposed Premium Pay Agreement-Actual Hours
 
18.   Discuss and consider for January 2022 one time premium pay of 10% ARPA funds across the board for Nueces County Employees. Click to View
 
19.   Discuss and consider requesting funding assistance from the Port of Corpus Christi Authority to help fund the salary for a third environmental enforcement officer. Click to View
 
20.   Discuss and consider obtaining feasibility study for a new county jail. Click to View
 
21.   Discuss and consider adoption of an Order amending the Nueces County Animal Control Order of 1991, to reflect the change in the Department’s name, create a “Mission Statement” of the Department, and describe the duties and responsibilities of the Department Supervisor, the Animal Services Officers, and the Animal Advisory Board. Click to View
 
Attachments
Final Animal Control Amendment
 
22.   Discuss and consider approval of the proposed 2022 Commissioners Court Schedule. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed 2022 Commissioners Court Schedule
 
23.   Discuss and consider options available for the provision of public health services for residents of Nueces County; discuss and consider adoption of transition plan, to include addressing health services: STD/HIV, immunizations, environmental inspections, laboratory, public health preparedness, 1115 waiver projects. Click to View
 
24.   Discuss and consider payment of Health District employee overtime. Click to View
 
Attachments
Approval of OT from 2-10-21 CCT
 
25.   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
 
B. GRANTS
 
1.   Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application to the Community Resiliency Program available through Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, a potential partnership with the City of Robstown, and related matters. Click to View
 
C. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 2 for the Nueces County Courthouse Exterior Wall Remediation Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
CO #2 Signed 11-19-2021
Change Order 2 Proposals
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of interlocal agreement with the City of Corpus Christi regarding improvements to West Haven Park. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Westhaven Park Nueces County
 
3.   Discuss and consider authorization of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the purchase of the following equipment for Public Works:

a.  Three (3) new excavators
b.  Two (2) new 6-inch diesel powered water pumps with trailers
c.  Six (6) new tractor mowers with rotary cutters
d.  Two (2) new hydro-vac trucks with tank and hoses
Click to View
 
4.   Discuss and consider approving Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) outstanding invoices; discuss and consider LAN future billing. Click to View
 
5.   Discuss and consider approval of Deductive Change Order No. 2 for the Nueces County Roadway Rehabilitation Projects County Road 73, County Road 67, County Road 48 & County Road 69. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change order #2
 
6.   Discuss and consider selection of Govind Development, LLC. for Professional Engineering services for the design of the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park Facility; discuss and consider approval of Professional Services Agreement. Click to View
 
Attachments
Professional Services Agreement
 
7.   Receive update on Senior Clerk position for environmental enforcement (5220). Click to View
 
D. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award RFP No. 3177-21 Emergency Management Incident Response Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposal Tab RFP No. 3177-21
 
2.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3178-21 for Nueces County Amistad Veterans Memorial & West Haven Splash Pads Projects. Click to View
 
Attachments
Bid Tab IFB No. 3178-21
 
E. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Monthly Financial Report for the month of August 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
MFR AUG 2021.pdf
 
2.   Approve asset forfeiture report for FY 2021 for Nueces County Sheriff's Office. Click to View
 
Attachments
Chapter 59 (Sheriff's Office).pdf
 
3.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 103. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO #103 - List
CPBCO #103 - BackUp
 
4.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 04 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#04 List.pdf
BCO#04 Backup.pdf
 
5.   Discuss and approve payment of invoice from Corpus Christi - Nueces County Health Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Invoice.pdf
Professional Services Agreement.pdf
Original Agenda items.pdf
 
F. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider adding a deputy constable position to Department Constable Pct 1 office. 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 and outside counsel in Case: 201863587, MASTER CASE v. TEXAS OPIOID LITIGATION; update of case; discuss and consider approval of an agreement with drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson to resolve legal claims for their roles in the opioid crisis in Nueces County; and related matters. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with County Attorney and outside counsel on legal matters related to options available for the provision of public health services for residents of Nueces County. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to payment of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) outstanding invoices. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding game room regulations, enforcement of regulations, and collaborative agreements. Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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