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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.
 

 

JANUARY 5, 2022

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.
 
COMMISSIONERS, PRESENTERS, CONTRIBUTORS, AND PUBLIC ACCESS

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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 Calallen I.S.D. Superintendent, Dr. Arturo Almendarez, retiring after 26 years of service. Click to View
 
2.   In recognition of Calallen High School head football coach, Phil Danaher, retiring after 37 years of service. Click to View
 
3.   In recognition of 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Commemorative March - January 17, 2022. Click to View
 
4.   In recognition of the 52nd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Gala honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 15, 2022. Click to View
 
G. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   In recognition of the County Auditor and staff for Excellence in Financial Reporting as presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. Click to View
 
Attachments
Announcement
Press Release
 
H. 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.
 
I. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   December 15, 2021
December 16, 2021
Click to View
 
Attachments
12-15-2021 Minutes
12-16-2021 Minutes
 
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 January 07, 2022; and receive check registers of payments on vendor exception list dated December 10, 2021; December 17, 2021; December 22, 2021; December 28, 2021 and previously approved special motions payments dated December 17, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Ck Reg - Regular 01.07.22
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.10.21
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.17.21
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.22.21
Ck Reg - Exception List 12.28.21
Ck Reg - Special Motions 12.17.21
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated December 07, 2021, to December 27, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK Reg 12.7-12.27
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List dated January 05, 2022. 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 December 07th, 14th, and 21st, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health - Dec Wkly
 
E.   Approve and accept donations to the county in accordance with Local Government Code 81.032. Click to View
 
Attachments
Donations
 
F.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2020-2021:
1. Brooks Chapel A.M.E. Worship Center
2. Wesley Community Center
Click to View
 
Attachments
Brooks Chapel A.M.E. Worship Center - FY20/21 OS Agency Report
Wesley Community Center - FY20-21 OS Agency Report
 
G.   Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc., to implement the Path to Citizenship program. Click to View
 
Attachments
Catholic Charities MOU
 
H.   Approve contract with LexisNexis for Digital Library Additional Access Methods Addendum for State Government and Public Law Libraries. Click to View
 
Attachments
LexisNexis Digital Library Order
 
I.   Approve contract with LexisNexis for Subscription Agreement for State/Local Government with Library Patron Access. Click to View
 
Attachments
LexisNexis Patron Contract
 
J.   Approve a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) for consulting services for the Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) Update; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order HMAP Update
 
K.   Authorize execution of Agreement Amendment No. 1 with Aramark for RFP No. 3138-20 Food Management Program for Nueces County Jails. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3138-21 - Amendment No. 1
 
L.   Authorize a Texas DIR contract No. DIR TSO 4341 purchase with Insight Public Sector for Commvault Disaster Recovery backup products and services; and authorize purchase with CoreRecon for cybersecurity penetration testing (2), monthly assessments, and 24/7 network monitoring. Click to View
 
Attachments
DIR TSO 4341 Insight Public Sector Quote
CoreRecon Quote
 
M.   Approve method of procurement (request for qualifications) for Nueces County Jail Needs Assessment; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a selection committee. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order NC Jail Needs Assessment
 
N.   Authorize the execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Coastal Bend Council of Governments and Nueces County for community cleanup events in relation to the FY2022 Solid Waste Implementation Program. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY2022 Solid Waste Implementation Program
 
O.   Approve a proposal from KIIITV for media services related to vaccine outreach and education. Click to View
 
Attachments
KIII Proposal
 
P.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of the Reimbursement for Auditable Voting Machines (RAVM) Funding Agreement with the Texas Secretary of State.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution RAVM
Draft Funding Agreement
 
Q.   Approve Amendment Agreement No. 2 to Temporary License Agreement with Corpus Christi Retail Venture, LP for space at La Palmera mall related to COVID-19 vaccination operations. Click to View
 
Attachments
Amendment No. 2 to Temp. License Agreement
 
R.   Approve Supplemental Agreement-Second Extension between Nueces County – Corpus Christi Public Health District and Amistad Community Health Center for medical services and staffing related for the Nueces County Community Care Clinic related to treatment of COVID-19 positive patients; Authorize Health District Director to execute Supplemental Agreement. Click to View
 
Attachments
Amistad Supplemental Agmt - 2nd Extension
 
S.   Approve agreement with Amistad Community Health Center for health care services related to COVID-19 pandemic. Click to View
 
Attachments
Amistad Community Care Clinic - Health Services Agreement
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
 
T.   Accept for record purposes, the executed lease agreement for FY 2021-2022 at the Nueces County Airport:
1. Hangar T-11 - Sean Gilland
Click to View
 
Attachments
T-11 Hangar Lease
 
U.   Approve application procedure for the following boards and commissions:
1.  Nueces County Emergency Service District No. 6
2.  Nueces County Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Board of Trustees
3.  Nueces County Library Advisory Board
Click to View
 
Attachments
31 Emergency Services District #6
NCMHID
Library Advisory Board
 
V.   Approve 2021/2022 Amendment to Supplemental Pay Allocation to Dept 1325 as designated by County Attorney in accordance with Section 46.0031 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
W.   Approve Order establishing County Adult Sexual Assault Response Team pursuant to section 351.252 of the Texas Local Government Code; Approve designation of County Adult Sexual Assault Response Team members. Click to View
 
Attachments
TX Local Government Code 351.252
Order-Est. Adult Sexual Assault Response Team
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive presentation from Hagerty, Inc. related to Nueces County’s Strategic Fiscal Recovery Plan, proposed spending framework and project prioritization and/or discuss possible future workshop dates. Click to View
 
2.   Receive a presentation from Rebecca Flanigan, Deputy Director of Litigation, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc., on FY 2020-2021 activities.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRGLA) - FY20/21 Agency Report
 
3.   Discuss and consider approval of personal services agreement with Reed Clay related to facilitating economic recovery and applying for any applicable federal/state programs. Click to View
 
Attachments
Personal Service Contract - Reed Clay
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 3 to Engineering Services Contract between Nueces County and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. related to adjustment of hourly rates. Click to View
 
Attachments
LAN - Supplemental Agmt No.3
 
5.   Discuss and consider alternate Energy Conservation Measure Projects (ECMs) related to the ABM Building Services, LLC Energy Savings Performance Agreement. Click to View
 
Attachments
Memo re. alternate ECMs
 
6.   Discuss and consider hiring Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., and attorney Tonya Webber to assist the County with drafting employment policies related to the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District transition and/or County Personnel policies; approve engagement letter; and related matters. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider entering into Extension Agreement with the City of Corpus Christi to delay the City's withdrawal from the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) in order to continue negotiations to transfer management of the CCNCPHD to the City of Corpus Christi, and keep the CCNCPHD and its services intact. Click to View
 
8.   Discuss and consider providing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) premium pay to county employees working at the City of Corpus Christi – Nueces County Health District. Click to View
 
9.   Discuss and consider providing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) premium pay to environmental enforcement officers. Click to View
 
10.   Discuss and consider requesting funding assistance from the Port of Corpus Christi Authority to help fund salary for third environmental enforcement officer. Click to View
 
11.   Discuss and consider creation of third environmental officer position and funding of position, including possible funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Click to View
 
12.   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
 
13.   Discuss and consider Early Voting Locations for the March 1, 2022 Primary Election. Click to View
 
14.   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, including COVID-19 testing during Omicron surge. Click to View
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Receive update from ABM Building Services, LLC regarding current Nueces County Energy Savings Performance Agreement projects. Click to View
 
2.  
Receive an update from ABM Building Services, LLC (Contractor) and LAN, Inc (Program Manager) regarding the status of construction activities pertaining to the Replacement of three Steam Boilers at the Nueces County Courthouse & Jail Facility and Replacement of two Chillers at the McKinzie Jail Annex. Provide an updated construction schedule for these two projects.
 
Click to View
 
3.   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
IFB 3140-20-Change Order No. 2 (rev 4)
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of a deductive Change Order No. 2 for the Nueces County Roadway Rehabilitation Projects County Road 22 and County Road 49. Click to View
 
Attachments
CO#2 - CR22 and CR49
 
5.   Discuss and consider authorization of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the purchase of the following equipment for Public Works:

a.  Two(2) new excavators(Revised)
b.  Two (2) new 6-inch diesel powered water pumps with trailers
c.  Six (6) new tractor mowers with rotary cutters
d.  One (1) new hydro-vac trucks with tank and hoses(Revised)
Click to View
 
Attachments
Quotes - Waukesha-Pearce - (2) Excavators ($890,400.94)
Quote - Odessa Pumps - (2) Diesel Powered Water Pumps (80,692.00)
Quote - John Deere (6) Tractor Mowers ($489,961.80)
Quote - Texas Packer & Loader Sales - (1) Hydro Vac Truck ($445,435.86)
 
C. AUDITOR
 
1.   Discuss and consider Building Rent, GEO Payments, and Pre-approved Contracts as an addition to the Vendor Payments Exception List not requiring Commissioners Court pre-approval. Click to View
 
Attachments
Vendor Payments Exception List
 
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 05 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#05 List
BCO#05 Backup
 
3.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 104. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#104 List
CPBCO#104 Backup
 
4.   Discuss and consider for January 2022 approving an advance on the release of the first quarterly premium pay payment for Nueces County Employees not under the Collective Bargaining agreement, employees previously considered for 20% premium pay, or employees already being paid with ARPA funds. Advance would be $250 for eligible full-time employees and $125 for eligible part-time employees for eligible work already performed. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Premium Pay - January 21, 2022
 
5.   Discuss and approve payment of Payroll Inter-Governmental Invoice (Budgeted Salary only) from Corpus Christi – Nueces County Health Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
MOU Reformation of the Cooperative Agreement to Operate a Public Health District
First Amendment Reformed Cooperative Agreement City-County Health Nurse Pract
City-County Health Dept July 2021 Invoice
City-County Health Dept August 2021 Invoice
City-County Health Dept September 2021 Invoice
 
D. 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/or outside counsel regarding ongoing negotiations pertaining to the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD), and City of Corpus Christi’s General Agreement Points between City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County for City Assumption of Control & Duties of Health District, received by Nueces County to further the motion passed by the Nueces County Commissioners’ Court December 15, 2021. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters related to employee policies related to the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District transition. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney regarding personal injury claim of Krystal Pena; discuss, consider, and take action regarding settlement demand; and related matters. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the payment claim of Strategic Government Resources; discuss, consider, and take action regarding payment demand; and related matters. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters related to Supplemental Agreement No. 3 to Engineering Services Contract between Nueces County and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. related to adjustment of hourly rates. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to payment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) premium pay to county employees working at the City of Corpus Christi – Nueces County Health District. Click to View
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal issues related to any and all amendments to Commissioners Court policies and procedures. Click to View
 
H.   Consult with County Attorney regarding the Texas Purchasing Act and related County policies/practices. Click to View
 
I.   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
 
J.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park project, including agreements with ABM Building LLC, and the Texas Prompt Pay Act;  Discuss and consider payment of outstanding ABM invoices. Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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