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NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


*This meeting will have remote 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 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.
 
 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 1:30 p.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. 
 
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
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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. 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 and consider the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for purposes of Nueces County Employee Raises, including hazard pay and other related matters. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of release of ARPA-related funds for the Attorney III, Attorney II, and Legal Assistant positions for County Attorney's Office for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 to Auditor's Office. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Job Description Amendments
 
3.   Discuss ABM Energy Savings Performance Agreement; Discuss and consider any amendment, including amendments to scope of work. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss and consider personal services contract(s) with Legislative Consultant(s), Hugo Berlanga, Joel Romo, and Patricia Shipton, including any renewal and/or amendments. Click to View
 
Attachments
Hugo Berlanga - Agreement
Hugo Berlanga - HB89 Form
Joel Romo - Agreement
Joel Romo - HB89 Form
Patricia Shipton - Agreement
Patricia Shipton - HB89 Form
 
5.   Discuss and consider personal services agreement with Reed Clay related to facilitating economic recovery and applying for any applicable federal/state programs. Click to View
 
Attachments
Reed Clay - Agreement
Reed Clay - HB89 Form
 
B. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider the position of Commissioners Court Manager, job description, and posting. Click to View
 
Attachments
NC Commissioners Court Manager - Job Description
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of new job descriptions and posting of new Attorney III, Attorney II, and Legal Assistant positions for County Attorney's Office related to the release of ARPA-related funds. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Job Description Amendments
 
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.
 
A.   Consult with the County Attorney on Case No. 2:21-cv-143; Adan DeLeon v. Nueces County, Texas and Bobby Joe Benavides; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Corpus Christi Division; discuss status of case and related matters Click to View
 
B.   Consult with the County Attorney regarding Sonia Resendez, As Next Friend of J.G., a Minor vs. Nueces County, Texas; approve the settlement amount; authorize the County Judge to execute settlement documents; ratify filing of friendly suit, discuss status of case and related matters. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney on matters related to Cause No. 07-815-C, William Durrill, Sr. vs. Nueces County, Texas. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney related to legal matters related to ABM Energy Savings Performance Agreement; any amendments, including amendments to scope of work. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney on action relating to foreclosed property within the Harbor Del Sol Marina boat slips; discuss and consider action relating to foreclosed property within the Harbor Del Sol Marina boat slips and consider authorizing Nueces County participation in upcoming Harbor Del Sol Marina Association meeting. Click to View
 
 Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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