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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.
 

 

MAY 11, 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. ANNOUNCEMENT ON DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Any Conflicts of Interest or Appearance of a Conflict of Interest with items on this agenda shall be declared at this time. Members with conflicts will refrain from voting and are asked to refrain from discussion on such items. Conflicts discovered later in the meeting shall be disclosed at that time.
 
E. SAFETY BRIEFING
 
F. 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.
 
G. Adopt the following Resolution(s), Proclamation(s), and/or Order(s):
 
1.   In recognition of the Veterans Memorial Girls Basketball Team on their achievements.  Click to View
 
Attachments
VMHS Girls Basketball Resolution
 
2.   In recognition of the Veterans Memorial Boys Basketball Program on their accomplishments. Click to View
 
Attachments
VMHS Boys Basketball Resolution
 
3.   In recognition of the month of May 2022 as Foster Care Awareness Month. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-Foster Care Awareness 2022
 
4.   In recognition of May 19, 2022, as National Stop the Bleed Day. Click to View
 
5.   In support of public health interim charge related to study of fentanyl-related overdoses in Texas and Be Well Texas at UT Health San Antonio’s work related to this charge. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-In Support of Opioid Study
 
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.   April 27, 2022
May 5, 2022
Click to View
 
Attachments
04-27-2022 Minutes
05-05-2022 Minutes
 
J. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee Click to View
 
Attachments
Board Description - Beach Mgmt. Advisory Committee
Letter of Resignation - Gabi Hilpold
Board Application - Florence Tissot
Board Application - Rudy Cortez
Board Application - May Mendoza Nardone
Board Application - Michael Pittman
 
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 May 13, 2022; and receive check registers of payments on vendor exception list dated April 22, 2022, and April 29, 2022; and previously approved special motions payments dated April 29, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg - Regular 05-13-29.pdf
CK Reg - Exception List 04-22-22.pdf
CK Reg - Exception List 04-29-22.pdf
CK Reg - Special Motions 04-29-22.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated April 20, 2022, to May 02, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List dated May 11, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List.pdf
Special Motions Backup.pdf
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman for the month of April 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Monthly April 22.pdf
 
E.   Ratify resolution recognizing the Flour Bluff NJROTC on their outstanding accomplishments. Click to View
 
Attachments
FB ROTC Resolution
 
F.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Report for FY 2020-2021:
1. Padre Island Business Association
Click to View
 
Attachments
Padre Island Business Association - FY20/21 Report
 
G.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" Contracts for FY 2021-2022:
1.  Corpus Christi Citizen's Police Academy Alumni - County Judge - $1,000
2.  Padre Island Business Association - Commissioner Pct. 4 - $5,500
Click to View
 
Attachments
Corpus Christi Citizen's Police Academy Alumni - FY 21/22 Contract
Padre Island Business Association - FY21/22 Contract
 
H.   Approve Amendment No. 6 to Sublease agreement with Christus Spohn Health System and Nueces County for COVID-19 operations effective January 1, 2022 providing for extension to February 28, 2022 and lease rate reduction. Click to View
 
Attachments
6th Amendment to Sublease
 
I.   Approve payment to Texas Mutual Insurance for the coverage year 2021 Workers Compensation Premium Final Audit in the amount of $83,315.00  Click to View
 
J.   Authorize award and execution of Agreement with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. for RFP No. 3189-22 Consulting Services for Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) Update. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3189-22 Agreement
 
K.   Accept award from the 105th District Court of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta to be used by District Attorney’s Office. Click to View
 
Attachments
105th Judgement for VW
DA Request for vehicle
Constable Pct 3 Vehicle Release
 
L.   Approve Memorandum of Agreement with United States Coast Guard regarding use of Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds as a Temporary Staging Area. Click to View
 
Attachments
MOU w/ USCG
Exhibit A
 
M.   Authorize order granting an exemption under Section 262.024 of the Texas Local Government Code; approve selection of Dr. Ray Fernandez for professional licensed physician services related to Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office; approve agreement with Ray Fernandez, M.D., PLLC providing licensed physician services related to the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office, and related matters. Click to View
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss and consider Game Room Regulations and Application, and other related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Game Room Regulations
 
2.   Receive update regarding "American World War II Heritage City" regional application submission with the National Park Service. Click to View
 
Attachments
WW II Submission
Letters of Support
 
3.   Discuss and consider approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Coastal Bend Food Bank of Corpus Christi for the benefit of the Keach Family Library, Bishop Branch Library, Law Library relating to making the Food Bank's Backpack program available to all participating in the 2022 Summer Library Programs. Click to View
 
Attachments
MOU Coastal Bend Food Bank & NCPL
Coastal Bend Food Bank Background Check NCPL
 
4.   Discuss and consider approval of a grant award from the Texas General Land Office, Project of Special Merit (PSM) grant related to a living shoreline project and public access elements at Packery Channel Nature Park. Click to View
 
Attachments
Contract
Packery Exhibit
NCCP JEM Request Form
 
5.   Discuss and consider Coastal Parks request for additional funding for fuel for underground storage tanks at Packery Maintenance Yard. Click to View
 
6.   Discuss and consider the allocation of the sales proceeds from the Alister Street property in Port Aransas to county projects. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider status regarding Policy and Procedures for Wetlands Mitigation pursuant to engagement letter with Baker Wotring LLP executed January 22, 2020, and related matters. Click to View
 
8.   Discuss and consider ratification of Premium Pay under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for law enforcement to include Constables and Sheriff in the Nueces County Collective Bargaining Agreement. Click to View
 
Attachments
ARPA Law Enforcement
 
9.   Discuss and consider funding of repairs to office infrastructure at the Medical Examiner’s Office to provide a safe and efficient working environment, after the elevated use during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and other related matters. Click to View
 
10.   Discuss and consider the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Human Resources Director, pursuant to Sec. 551.074 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
11.   Discuss and consider the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Nueces County Fire Marshal, pursuant to Sec. 551.074 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
12.   Discuss and consider whether the current Nueces County Fire Marshal meets the requirements set out in the job description when he was hired, and all related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Fire Marshall Job Description
 
13.   Discuss the removal of courtroom chairs from the Nueces County Courthouse and related matters. Click to View
 
14.   Discuss County generator resiliency project, including any update from program manager. Click to View
 
15.   Canvass election returns for the May 7, 2022, Constitutional Amendment Election. Click to View
 
16.   Take action regarding settlement demand in Case No. 2:21-CV-210; George Martinez v. Nueces County et al., In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Corpus Christi Division. Click to View
 
B. GRANTS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of Amendment No. 1 with the Texas Water Development Board related to Master Plan Drainage Study. Click to View
 
Attachments
TWDB Amend No. 1
 
C. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider adopting a resolution approving entering into an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the 2020 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) projects awarded to Nueces County; authorize the recommendation of bidding Nueces County HSIP Projects. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution HSIP
Advance Funding Agreement
TXDOT HSIP Title Sheet
 
D. PURCHASING
 
1.   Authorize award and execution of Agreement with GrantWorks, Inc. for RFP No. 3162-21 Grant Administration & Project Management Services Federal RESTORE Act Allocation. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3162-21 Agreement
 
E. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Monthly Financial Report for the month of September 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
MFR SEP 2021w/ pcard.pdf
 
2.   Discuss and consider Postage as an addition to Vendor Payments Exception List not requiring Commissioners Court pre-approval. Click to View
 
Attachments
Vendor Payments Exception List - proposed addition.pdf
 
3.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 11 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#11 List.pdf
BCO#11 Backup.pdf
 
4.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 12 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#12 List.pdf
BCO#12 Backup.pdf
 
5.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 108. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#108 List.pdf
CPBCO#108 Backup.pdf
 
6.   Discuss and consider retention supplemental pay of 20% for Nueces County Law Enforcement employees within the Collective Bargaining Agreement including Cadets. Click to View
 
Attachments
Law Enforcement Retention Program Information Form.pdf
 
7.   Discuss and consider approval of payments received from the City/ County Public Health District invoices from February 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Dept 1355 Invoices.pdf
Dept 1377 Invoices.pdf
City-County Health FY21/22 Pending Payables Rev.
 
F. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider selection of an applicant to fill the position of Public Information Officer. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and Consider changing the District Attorney Felony Chief Position from a pay group 43 to a pay group 41.   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.   Conduct interviews of applicants for position of Public Information Officer. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with and receive update from outside counsel regarding the negotiation relating to the Padre Balli Park Cease and Desist Letter, and any related legal issues. Click to View
 
C.   Discuss and consider whether the current Nueces County Fire Marshal meets the requirements set out in the job description when he was hired, and all related matters. Click to View
 
D.   Discuss and consider the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Nueces County Fire Marshal, pursuant to Sec. 551.074 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
E.   Discuss and consider the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Human Resources Director, pursuant to Sec. 551.074 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal issues related to public information act requests, release of records, and requests for rulings to the Attorney General, and related matters. Click to View
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal issues related to the Hazel Bazemore Dog Park, and related matters. Click to View
 
H.   Consult with the County Attorney on Case No. 2:21-CV-210; George Martinez v. Nueces County et al., In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Corpus Christi Division; discuss and consider Plaintiff’s settlement demand; discuss status of case; and related matters. Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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