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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 26, 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.
 
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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.   Declaring Nueces County a Vision Zero community focused on decreasing roadway and waterway accidents. Click to View
 
G. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   In recognition of Ruth Dominguez for exemplary work related to County Tuition Reimbursement Program, presented by program recipient. Click to View
 
H. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   January 24, 2022 Click to View
 
Attachments
01-24-2022 Minutes
 
I. 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.
 
J. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces County Animal Services Advisory Committee Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Animal Services
Board Application - Dr. Barbara Whitlock
 
2.   Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Beach Mgmt. Advisory Committee
Letter of Intent - LJ Francis
Letter of Interest - Shelley Witcher
Board Application - Dawn Bissell
Board Application - Florence Tissot
 
3.   Christus Spohn Board of Trustees Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Christus Spohn Health
 
4.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #3 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #3
Letter of Intent - Carl Hill
 
5.   Nueces County Emergency Service District #6 Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - ESD #6
Letter of Resignation - Susan Cude
Board Application - Mary Brown
 
6.   Nueces County Library Advisory Board Click to View
 
7.   Nueces County Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Board of Trustees Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - NCMHID
Letter of Intent - Buddy Ewing
Letter of Intent - Linda Fallwell-Stover
Letter of Intent - Matt Adler
Letter of Intent - Rachel Botello
Letter of Intent - Jane Haas
 
8.   Announcement by County Judge of Appointments to the Nueces County Industrial Commission aka Nueces County Development Commission, pursuant to Chapter 381 of the Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
 
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 28, 2022; and receive check registers of payments on vendor exception list dated January 07 and 14 2022, and previously approved special motions payments dated January 07, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Ck Reg - Exception List 01.07.22
Ck Reg - Exception List 01.14.22
Ck Reg - Regular 01.28.22
Ck Reg - Special Motions 01.07.22
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated December 28, 2021, to January 17, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual Check Register 12.28.21-01.17.22
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List and Special Motion List - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dated January 26, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
Special Motions List - ARPA
Special Motions Backup - ARPA
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated January 04, and 11, 2022 and for the month of December 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Weekly Jan 4-11
Group Health Monthly Dec 21
 
E.   Approve setting the compensation for Early Voting Leads and Clerks for the March 1, 2022, Joint Primary Election in accordance with Section 32 of the Election Code. Click to View
 
F.   Approve the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend Contractor Agreement FY 2022 - 2023 to provide services effective October 2021 and ending September 30, 2023, in accordance with the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, regulations of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the AAA Direct Purchase of Services Program and Scope of Services, including congregate/home-delivered meals and transportation. Click to View
 
Attachments
AAA Nueces Co. FY22-23
Direct Purchas of Service Fy2022-2023
Audit Certification FY21
Nueces CO W-9
Nueces CO Current Insurance
Emergency Contact Information
Embarkation HUB
Emergency Plan
 
G.   Authorize reappointment of County Judge Barbara Canales to Tax Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) No. 3. Click to View
 
H.   Approve application procedure for Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) Board of Directors. Click to View
 
I.   Authorize the execution of an Agreement between Nueces County and the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation in relation to grant funding support for the Red Cord Initiative. Click to View
 
Attachments
Agreement with CBWF re Red Cord
 
J.   Authorize the execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi in relation to grant funding support for targeted operations by the Corpus Christi Police Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement w/CCPD
Exhibit A
 
K.   Approve the execution of the Third Amendment to the Assignment and Assumption agreement between the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Inc. (CAEL) and Nueces County, in relation to the Inclusive Development Network (IDN) Corpus Christi/Nueces County Initiative. Click to View
 
Attachments
CAEL/IDN 3rd Amendment
 
L.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Innovations to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Sexual Exploitation Resolution
 
M.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Felony Domestic Violence Court Program under the General Victim Assistance Grant Program, FY2023. Click to View
 
Attachments
VOCA Resolution
 
N.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Monitoring Offenders Against Women Project under the Violence Against Women Justice and Training Program, FY2023. Click to View
 
Attachments
RESOLUTION
 
O.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Texas Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Case Management and Truancy Prevention Initiative. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
 
P.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
DA Forensic Evidence Resolution
 
Q.   Authorize the execution of an agreement between Citizens for Educational Excellence dba Education to Employment (E2E) Partners and Nueces County in support of the Inclusive Development Network initiative strategic plan. Click to View
 
Attachments
Agreement
 
R.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division under the Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Grant Program, FY2023. Click to View
 
Attachments
Sexual Assault Testing Resolution
 
S.   Approve Amendment No.1 to Second Emergency COVID-19 Supplemental Agreement in Support of Rapid Infusion Center with Global Spectrum, L.P. Click to View
 
Attachments
First AM to Second Emergency COVID-19 Supplemental Agreement re. Rapid Infusion Center
 
T.   Authorize execution of agreement with International Consulting Engineers for IFB No. 3178-21 Nueces County - Amistad Veterans Memorial & West Haven Splash Pads Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
IFB No. 3178-21 Agreement
 
U.   Accept the award and executed agreement with Aramark, Inc., RFP No. 3174-21 Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center Food Service Management. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3174-21 Juvenile Board Order
 
V.   Approve sole source purchase with Axis Forensic Toxicology ("Axis") for forensic toxicology laboratory services for the Medical Examiners Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Axis Sole Source Letter
 
W.   Approve sole source purchase with NMS Labs for postmortem toxicology for the Medical Examiner's office. Click to View
 
Attachments
NMS Labs Sole Source Letter
 
X.   Authorize TASB BuyBoard Contract No. 631-20 purchase with Pro-Tech Mechanical for HVAC repairs at RMB Fairgrounds. Click to View
 
Attachments
Protech Mechanical Inc. Buyboard Contract #631-20
 
Y.   Authorize the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) to enter into a contract with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in the amount of $70,139.00 for the period of 1/26/2022 through 8/31/2022 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 Contract
 
Z.   Authorize the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) to enter into a contract with Brian Standard, Pharm D. to provide professional services for the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District in the capacity of the Pharmacist-in-Charge for the period October 1, 2021, through August 26, 2023. Click to View
 
Attachments
Personal Services Contract - Brian Standard
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive presentation from South Texas Human Rights Center regarding the “Migrant Death Practices” research project; consider adopting resolution in support of their efforts, and allow County Judge to sign support letter to Texas State Institutional Review Board (IRB). Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Interlocal Agreement with the Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) for the purposes of Risk Assessment Services in the Nueces County Jail. Click to View
 
Attachments
ILA w/ CSCD for Risk Assessment
 
3.   Discuss and consider no cost time extension Change Order No. 5 from Geofill Material Technologies to complete Horace Caldwell Pier building renovation. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order No. 5
 
4.   Discuss and consider Supplemental Agreement No. 2 with Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) for monitoring coastal boundary along Nueces County beaches.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 2
Work Authorization Amendment No. 2
Exhibit C
 
5.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 for a time extension and $9,500.00 additional fees to complete the ADA plans and specs for the ADA ramp and ADA parking to the Engineering Service Contract with Hanson Professional Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 2
 
6.   Discuss and consider establishing independent Redistricting Commission; to include investigating possible funding opportunities. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider authorizing Commissioners Court Manager to retain employee recruiter firm to assist with recruitment of professional staff for medical examiner office. Click to View
 
8.   Discuss status on 2021 Winter Storm Uri reimbursement from TDEM/FEMA. Click to View
 
9.   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, and/or storm preparedness and response; severe weather preparedness and response. Click to View
 
Attachments
Disaster Events Overtime Hours
D.Chavez
E.Herrera
L.Wilmot
City of CC - Essential Personnel Policy
 
B. HEALTH DISTRICT
 
1.   Discuss and consider public health workforce retention pay for all eligible Health District employees to be funded through previously approved Department of State Health Services agreement supporting the public health workforce participating in the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID) response. Click to View
 
Attachments
List of retention amounts
Workforce Executed Contract
City of CC - Essential Personnel Policy
City of CC Memo 3-20-20
 
C. GRANTS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of proposal(s) for media services related to vaccine outreach and education. Click to View
 
Attachments
LSB Broadcasting KIIITV
KRIS Communications
Lopez Broadcasting
The Island Moon Newspaper
Port Aransas South Jetty
 
D. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider selection of Turner Ramirez Architects for Architecture and Engineering services for interior renovations at the Calderon Building; discuss and consider approval of Architecture and Engineering Service contract Click to View
 
Attachments
TRA Architectural Engineering Services Contract - Calderon Building Interior Renovations 1-13-22 TRA Executed
Debarment Statement
Certificate of Insurance - Turner Ramirez & Associates
 
E. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award CSP No. 3187-21 Bob Hall Pier Demolition. Click to View
 
Attachments
CSP No. 3187-21 Bid Tabulation
 
2.   Discuss and consider a purchase with Iron 3 Diesel, LLC for one (1) used 1990 International 4900 Heavy Mobile Repair Truck and one (1) used 1995 M1081 LMTV 2.5 Ton Truck for Public Works. Click to View
 
Attachments
Iron 3 Diesel, LLC
 
F. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 06 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#06 List.pdf
BCO#06 Backup.pdf
 
2.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 105. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#105 List.pdf
CPBCO#105 Backup.pdf
 
3.   Discuss and consider determination of possible funding source to replace County’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and replacement of time clocks. Click to View
 
Attachments
Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) - Cost Estimate
Executime - Time Clock Pricing
Tyler Technologies notification
CCT 1-5-22 - Hagerty Proposed FRF Spending Framework - Preliminary Identified Priority Projects
 
4.   Discuss and approve payments received from the City/County Public Health District invoiced from October 2021 through December 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
City-County Health Dept October 2021 Rent Invoice
City-County Health Dept October 2021 Payroll Invoice
City-County Health Dept October 2021 IT-Facilities Invoice
City-County Health Dept October 2021 Gen Op Exp Invoice
City-County Health Dept November 2021 Rent Invoice
City-County Health Dept November 2021 Payroll Invoice
City-County Health Dept November 2021 IT-Facilities Invoice
City-County Health Dept December 2021 Rent Invoice
City-County Health Dept December 2021 Payroll Invoice
City-County Health Dept December 2021 IT-Facilities Invoice
City-County Health Dept January 2022 Rent Invoice
City-County Health Dept FY 2021-2022 Summary Budgeted Expenses Oct-Dec 2021
Professional Services Agreement (pg 15 not signed) - Pharm Brian K Standard
Brian K Standard Invoice - October 2021
Brian K Standard Invoice - November 2021
 
5.   Discuss and consider selecting U.S. Department of Treasury Final Rule standard allowance of up to $10 million for revenue loss under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 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 the County Attorney on Cause No. 2021DCV 4839-H; THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. DURRILL, SR., DECEASED  VS. NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS AND ABM BUILDING SERVICES, INC.; discuss and consider hiring Stephen McConnico with Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP to represent Nueces County; approve engagement letter; and related matters. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters and continued negotiations with the City of Corpus Christi to accomplish the transition to a City-run Health District (CCNCPHD), as voted by the Commissioners Court on December 15, 2021. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal issues surrounding County cooperation in the Migrant Death Practices research project, and related matters. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding potential legal issues at the Medical Examiner’s Office, and related issues. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters concerning City of Corpus Christi's annual merit increase policies for Health District employees pursuant to Reformation Agreement and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
City Document
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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