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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.
 
 

JANUARY 24, 2022

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:00 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. 
 
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. 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.
 
D. 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.
 
E. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   January 5, 2022
January 12, 2022
January 14, 2022
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Attachments
January 5, 2022
January 12, 2022
January 14, 2022
 
2. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of the addition of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and Del Mar College as Early Voting Locations for the March 1, 2022, Joint Primary Election. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and consider Mediated Settlement Agreement in Arbitration/Case No. 2:20-CV-00065; Nueces County vs. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London et al.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ; authorize the County Judge to execute settlement documents; and related matters. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss and consider Jacobs Engineering's Opinion of Probable Cost to rebuild Bob Hall Pier in the same configuration as it was prior to Hurricane Hanna; discuss and consider additional design features/upgrades for Bob Hall Pier and funding source to cover those options. Click to View
 
Attachments
Opinion of Probable Cost
 
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 and outside counsel regarding Arbitration/Case No. 2:20-CV-00065; Nueces County vs. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London et al.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, including update of arbitration/case; 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
 
 Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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