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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.

 

FEBRUARY 23, 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.   In recognition of March March for the Vote Day - March 5, 2022. Click to View
 
2.   In recognition of Texas Independence Day - March 2, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proclamation - Texas Independence Day
 
G. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   Maria Bedia, Director of Grants Administration, 21 years of service with Nueces County. Click to View
 
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.   February 9, 2022
February 14, 2022
Click to View
 
Attachments
02-09-2022 Minutes
02-14-2022 Minutes
 
J. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Coastal Bend Council of Governments Click to View
 
Attachments
Current Board Description
Proposed Board Description
 
2.   Christus Spohn Health System Board of Trustees Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Christus Spohn Health
Board Application - Sean Strawbridge
Board Application - Dr. Shah Islam
 
3.   Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - CCRTA
Board Application - Lamont Taylor
Board Application - Aaron Munoz
CV - Aaron Munoz
 
4.   Nueces County Library Advisory Board Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Library Advisory Board
Letter of Intent - Jessica McComb
Letter of Intent - Lynn Camacho
 
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 February 25, 2022; and receive check registers of payments on vendor exception list dated January 28, 2022, February 04, 2022, and February 11, 2022, and previously approved special motions payments dated January 28, 2022, and February 04, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg - Regular 02-25-22.pdf
CK Reg - Exception List 01-28-22.pdf
CK Reg - Exception List 02-04-22.pdf
CK Reg - Exception List 02-11-22.pdf
CK Reg - Special Motions 01-28-22.pdf
CK Reg - Special Motions 02-04-22.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated January 25, 2022, to February 14, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK Reg
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List and Special Motion List - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dated February 23, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List - Regular
Special Motions Backup - Regular
Special Motions List - ARPA.pdf
Special Motions Backup - ARPA
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated January 25, 2022 and for the month of January 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Weekly.pdf
Group Health Monthly.pdf
 
E.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" Contracts for FY 2021-2022:
1.   Amistad Community Health Center, Inc. - $1,200 - Commissioner Pct. 2
2.  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend - Total - $1,500
     Commissioner Pct. 2 - $1,000; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $500
3.  Brooks Chapel A.M.E. Worship Center - $1,200 - Commissioner Pct. 1
4.  Coastal Bend Food Bank - Total - $3,500
     Banquete & Driscoll - $333.33 each; Bishop - $1,000; Corpus Christi - $1,833.34
     Commissioner Pct. 1, Pct. 2 & Pct. 4 - $1,000 each; Commissioner Pct. 3 -$500
5.  Wesley Community Center - Total - $1,800 
     Commissioner Pct.1 - $800; Commissioner Pct. 3 - $1,000
Click to View
 
Attachments
Amistad Community Health Center Inc. - FY22/22 Outside Agency Contract
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend - FY21/22 Outside Agency Contract
Brooks Chapel A.M.E. Worship Center - FY21/22 Outside Agency Contract
Coastal Bend Food Bank - FY21/22 Outside Agency Contract
Wesley Community Center (Robstown and Corpus Christi) - FY21/22 Outside Agency Contract
 
F.   Approve FY21/22 Budgeted Contract with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc. Click to View
 
Attachments
Texas Rio Granda Legal Aid - Contract FY 21/22
 
G.   Authorize the execution of a Second Amendment to CDBG-CV TEMAP Contract No. 70100001005 with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP). Click to View
 
Attachments
TEMAP Second Amendment
 
H.   Adopt a resolution ratifying the submission of an application to the Texas Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Family Drug Court Program. Click to View
 
Attachments
Family CC5 Resolution
 
I.   Adopt a resolution ratifying the submission of a grant application to the Texas Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
 
J.   Adopt a resolution ratifying the submission of a grant application to the Texas Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Constable Precinct 3 Upgrades Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
RESOLUTION
 
K.   Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Homeland Security Grants Division for the Nueces County Local Border Security Program under the Local Border Security Program, FY 2023. Click to View
 
Attachments
resolution
 
L.   Authorize the execution of a grant agreement with the Texas Department of Agriculture for the 2022 Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meals Grant Program. Click to View
 
Attachments
Grant Agreement
 
M.   Approve amended Nueces County policy regarding the Medical Examiner's office. Click to View
 
Attachments
Policies re. M.E. Office
 
N.   Ratify the hiring of Stephen McConnico with Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP to represent Nueces County in Cause No. 2021DCV 4839-H; THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. DURRILL, SR., DECEASED VS. NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS AND ABM BUILDING SERVICES, INC.; and ratify the approval of the engagement letter. Click to View
 
O.   Approve Letter of Support regarding jurisdictional change of Naval Airstation Corpus Christi (NASCC) properties; NASCC, Waldron Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF), and Cabaniss NOLF, from exclusive federal jurisdiction to concurrent jurisdiction. Click to View
 
Attachments
NASCC Request Letter
Letter of Support - Sheriff Hooper
County Letter of Support
 
P.   Approve language change to Order for method of procurement CSP (competitive sealed proposals) for Infrastructure Construction for Emergency Generators for the Nueces County Courthouse, Main Jail and McKenzie Jail Annex previously approved on February 2, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order for CSP Infrastructure for EM Generators - redlines
Order for CSP Infrastructure for EM Generators - clean
 
Q.   Authorize award of CSP No. 3187-21 Bob Hall Pier Demolition to Russell Marine, LLC; and authorize execution of agreement. Click to View
 
Attachments
CSP No. 3187-21 Agreement
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive introduction of the candidate for the Texas Agrilife Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Agent position; discuss and consider approval of appointment to the position. Click to View
 
2.   Receive presentation on 2022 Nueces County Junior Livestock Show. Click to View
 
3.   Receive presentation on the new relief route constructed by EPIC Midstream, LP in the Suburban Acres Subdivision. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of Amendment No. 7 to the original Software License and Services Agreement between Nueces County and Tyler Technologies, Inc. (Successor in Interest to Courthouse Technologies, LTD). Click to View
 
Attachments
7th AM Tyler Technologies Agreement
 
5.   Discuss and consider executing an agreement with the City of Port Aransas for lifeguard services along the beach at I.B. Magee Beach Park as authorized under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code for time frames listed in the agreement for Spring Break, Spring and Summer/Fall seasons of the year 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Agreement for Beach Lifeguard Services
 
6.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 3 (Revised) from Mako Contracting to provide a 4" fire main with a 1' stub for a contractor to connect to a new fire suppression system. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order No. 3 (Revised)
 
7.   Discuss and consider Coastal Parks request to utilize some of the insurance settlement funds to address repairs still needed due to Hurricane Harvey, including: Padre Balli Park office repairs, I.B. Magee maintenance shop entry door and frame, I.B. Magee office repairs, and I.B. Magee office furniture, AV equipment, phone, internet and computers. Click to View
 
8.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County, pursuant to Section 352.081 of the Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
 
9.   Discuss and consider options available for sale of 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, Texas; adopt course of action. Click to View
 
10.   Discuss Hagerty's contract to review ineligible payments and legal consideration for what responsibility the County has to continue to use Hagerty's services if FEMA and or ARPA funds do not cover their payment. Click to View
 
Attachments
Nueces County Revised Summary Totals
FEMA PA Management Costs Interim Policy Fact Sheet
FEMA PA Management Costs Interim Policy
FEMA Winter Weather URI Ineligible Cost Summary
Winter Weather URI Ineligible Expenses by Dept and Management Cost
Winter Weather URI Ineligible XP Pages 1-4
Winter Weather URI FEMA-PA 4586DR Summary of Ineligible Expenses
4586_187047_WW URI Nueces County_CATB_EPM_Summary Sheets
Hagerty Consulting Agmt 9-9-20
Disaster Recovery Mgmt Contract - RFP 3141-20
Executed Contract RFP No. 3173-21
 
11.   Discuss and consider ARPA Premium Pay for Health District employees, including any increase. Click to View
 
Attachments
Premium Pay
 
12.   Discuss and consider increasing the percentage of future ARPA premium pay for county public works employees that work within the jail and annex on a daily basis. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Premium Pay- Including Sheriff and Constables
 
13.   Discuss and consider payment of bills submitted by ABM for items received by the County to be installed at the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park. Click to View
 
14.   Discuss and consider the selection of an employee recruiter firm for the Medical Examiner's Office. Click to View
 
Attachments
1Stop
The Wilson Group
 
15.   Discuss and consider a one-time pay out of an equal amount for all eligible County Health District employees from the Workforce Solutions Retention Grant. Click to View
 
Attachments
Workforce Solutions Contract
 
16.   Discuss and consider approval of compensation to County Health District employees relative to their remaining balance after the 40 hours of unused accrued sick leave hours. Click to View
 
17.   Discuss and consider compensation to County Health District employees related to unused vacation, compensatory time, and other benefits. Click to View
 
18.   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 related testing during Omicron surge, and/or storm preparedness and response; severe weather preparedness and response. Click to View
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 3 for the Nueces County Roadway Rehabilitation Projects County Road 22 and County Road 49. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order #3
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Deductive Change Order No. 3 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 #3 Unexecuted
 
3.   Discuss the ABM Energy Saving Performance contract; determine course regarding the prioritization of project allocations. Click to View
 
Attachments
Energy Savings Alternatives Revised
 
4.   Discuss and consider the approval of Certificate of Substantial Completion for the IFB: 3136-20 Nueces County Road Rehabilitation Project CR 67, CR 69, CR 77 and Bauer Road project completed by Bay Ltd. Click to View
 
Attachments
Certificate of Substantial Completion
 
C. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss, consider and approve the latest changes to Section 4.4(c) of the previously approved agreement with Spectra Venue Management for RFP 3159-21 Nueces County Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Management Services. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3159-21 Agreement 1 redlines
RFP No. 3159-21 Agreement 1 clean
 
2.   Discuss and award RFP No. 3185-21 Engineering Services for Program Management. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3185-21 Proposal Tab
 
D. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 08 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#08 List.pdf
BCO#08 Backup.pdf
 
2.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 106. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#106 List.pdf
CPBCO#106 Backup.pdf
 
3.   Discuss and consider approval of payments received from the City/County Public Health District invoiced from October 2021 through February 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Invoice - October
Invoice - November (1)
Invoice - November (2)
Invoice - December
Invoice - January (1)
Invoice - January (2)
Invoice - February
Pending payables
 
4.   Discuss and consider Cost Submittal and Ineligible Expense Summary Report for FEMA-PA4586 Winter Weather URI. Click to View
 
Attachments
Ineligible Cost Summary
Ineligible Expenses by Dept and Management Cost
Ineligible XP Pages 1-4
 
E. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider reclassifying the Veterans Service Officer position in the Veterans Service Department (#1275) to Pay Group 28 effective October 2, 2021. 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 regarding approval of settlement of claim and authorize County Auditor to pay the constitutionally-required compensation payments to, and restore the benefits of, those certain Nueces County Sheriff’s deputies who received, or were eligible to receive, workers’ compensation pay in 2020 and 2021. Click to View
 
B.   Deliberate the value of real property located at 430 N. Alister Street, Port Aransas, Texas. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to the sale of 430 N. Alister, Port Aransas, Texas. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding Bob Hall Pier demolition contract award, and legal issues and claims from JM Davidson, and other related issues. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney regarding approval of mediated settlement agreement disposing of Sandi Hollinger’s claim, address request by Ms. Hollinger’s attorney for attorney fees in the amount of $3,500 and authorize County Auditor to pay the amount approved by the Court; authorize County Judge to execute settlement documents. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with County Attorney regarding approval of mediated settlement agreement disposing of Marta Ruiz’s claim, address request by Ms. Ruiz’s attorney for attorney fees in the amount of $10,000 and determine if the Court will accept the amount  and authorize County Auditor to pay the amount approved by the Court; authorize County Judge to execute settlement documents. Click to View
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney and outside counsel regarding Tissue Bank agreement. Click to View
 
H.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters relating to payment of bills submitted by ABM for items received by the County to be installed at the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park; authorize the payment of bills for invoiced items received by the County. Click to View
 
I.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters relating to payment of bills submitted by ABM for items received by the County; authorize payment of appropriate payments by the County. Click to View
 
J.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to Hagerty contract(s).   Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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