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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 SPECIAL 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 policy 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.
 
 
AUGUST 30, 2021
The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet (via virtual access) on the above date at 1:30 p.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. 
 
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. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.
 
B. County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.
 
C. 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.
 
2. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss potential legal issues related to the contract with ABM Bundled Energy Solutions Project Agreement; Discuss and consider options available to the Court regarding work not yet performed. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss SB6/HB12 related to bail bond reform, including any potential county budget impacts; Discuss and consider supporting amendments to SB6/HB12 that would reduce county financial burden. Click to View
 
Attachments
SB 6
HB 12
 
3.   Receive overview and discuss permissible uses of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds under the final interim rules; discuss and consider project prioritization and allocation of ARPA funds, including new positions and/or reclassifications, and related matters. Click to View
 
B. GRANTS
 
1.   Discuss and consider the submission of an Initial Recovery Plan to the United States Department of Treasury in relation to the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Click to View
 
Attachments
DRAFT - ARP Initial Recovery Plan
 
C. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award RFQ No. 3172-21 Legal Counsel to assist with redistricting process in Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ No. 3172-21 Proposal Tab
 
D. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider funding Dept. 2001 Other Victim Assistance Grants (OVAG) Victim Assistance – 2 temporary positions of 29 hours a week, for the month of September 2021. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and consider funding for Dept. 2001 Other Victim Assistance Grants (OVAG) Victim Assistance – 2 temporary positions of 29 hours a week, for FY 21/22 or until the grant can be renewed. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss and consider paying, without reducing the sick leave, vacation, compensatory, or any other paid leave balance in connection with quarantine leave, to any member of the Nueces County Collective Bargaining Unit Quarantine Leave when ordered by a supervisor or a health authority to quarantine or isolate due to a possible or known exposure to a communicable disease while on duty-effective dating back to June 15, 2021. Click to View
 
3. 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.
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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