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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.
 

 

JUNE 21, 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 three (3) 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. 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. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   In recognition of Mr. Richard King for his tree donations to the Nueces County Hazel Bazemore Park. 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.   June 6, 2022
June 8, 2022
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Attachments
06-06-2022 Minutes
06-08-2022 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 June 24, 2022 and receive check registers of payment on the vendor exception list dated June 3,2022, June 8, 2022, June 10,2022, June 14,2022 and previously approved special motions payments dated June 10, 2022.  Click to View
 
Attachments
CK Reg - Regular 06-24-22.pdf
Ck Reg - Exceptions List 06-03-22.pdf
Ck Reg - Exceptions List 06-08-22.pdf
Ck Reg - Exceptions List 06-10-22.pdf
Ck Reg - Exceptions List 06-14-22.pdf
Ck Reg - Special Motions 06-10-22.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated March 31, 2022 to June 13, 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual CK-Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions list dated June 22,2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List - Regular
Special Motions List - BackUp
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills -  group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapmn dated June 7, 2022 and for the month of May 2022.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health - Weekly.pdf
Group Health Monthly - May 22.pdf
 
E.   Approve and accept donations to the county in accordance with Local Governmental Code 81.032. Click to View
 
Attachments
Donations.pdf
 
F.   Approve personnel actions of budgeted nature:
1.  Temporary List
2.  Personnel Actions Summary
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Attachments
Temporary List
Personnel Actions Summary
 
G.   Approve "Family Protection Fee" contract with Nueces County Community Partners Board for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
NC CPS Community Partners Board - FY21-22 FPF Contract
 
H.   Approve FY 2021-2022 Diabetes Contract with Women's and Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend.
1.  County Judge Allocation - $5,000
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Attachments
Women's & Men's Health Services of the Coastal Bend - FY21/22 Diabetes Contract
 
I.   Designate the Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector as the official to calculate the no-new-revenue tax rate (effective rate); the voter-approval tax rate (rollback rate) and the notice-and-hearing limit in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Tax Code. Click to View
 
J.   Approve outstanding invoices for Professional Services for the Texas Water Development Grant drainage project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Contract - CCT 9/27/2021
October 1-31 2021 (2021NC-5)
November 1 through December 31 2021 (2021NC-6)
January 1-31 2022 (2022NC-1)
February 1-28 2022 (2022NC-2)
March 1-31 2022 (2022NC-3)
Purchase Order #373255
 
K.   Approve method of procurement (request for qualifications) for a developer for a Fairgrounds Housing Project consisting of an acquisition of approximately 194.0 acres located at State Highway 44 at East Main Avenue, along the north side of East Main Avenue, approximately three-quarters of a mile northeast of US-77/SH44 interchange, and one mile east of central Robstown in Robstown, Texas; authorize Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an Order delegating selection to an Oversight Committee. Click to View
 
Attachments
Order for RFQ - Fairgrounds Neighborhood Project
Letter of Executed Contract - LH Kircher Farms
 
L.   Accept the award and executed agreement with Southwest Key Programs, Inc. for RFP 3197-22 Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) as approved by the Juvenile Board for the Juvenile Department. Click to View
 
Attachments
Juvenile Board Order
 
M.   Authorize a Buy Board Contract No. 654-21 purchase and installation from FIRETROL Protections Systems, Inc. to provide design, labor and material needed to install one new Bi-Directional Amplifier System (BDA) needed to boost emergency responder radio signals for Public Works. Click to View
 
Attachments
FIRETROL BuyBoard quote
 
N.   Accept the executed Agreement Amendment No. 5 with Aramark Correctional Services, LLC for food service at CSCD under RFP No. 3017-16 Food Management Program at Nueces County Jail and CSCD.  (CSCD only). Click to View
 
Attachments
RFP No. 3017-16 Agreement Amendment No. 5 - CSCD only
 
O.   Approve a purchase with Coastal Office Solutions, Inc. under NCPA Cooperative Contracts (Artopex Inc 07-19, Breezesta 11-18, Service Shade Shop 11-18, and WK Hills 11-18) and Omnia Partners HON Contract No. R191804 for indoor and outdoor furniture for Coastal Parks IB Magee Park Building. Click to View
 
Attachments
Coastal Office quote
IB Mageee Furniture diagram 1
IB Magee Furniture diagram 2
 
P.   Approve Sole Source purchase from Data Business Equipment, Inc. for a CCR-1600 Cash Drawer Automation and Management System for Tax Office. Click to View
 
Attachments
DBE Quote
Sole Source Letter
 
Q.   Approve Memorandum of Understanding between Nueces County and ERF Tower II for FEMA requirement contract provisions. Click to View
 
Attachments
MOU w/ ERF Tower II
 
R.   Approve no cost Amendment No. 4 between Nueces County and HireQuest LLC dba Snelling providing for FEMA requirement contract provisions. Click to View
 
Attachments
HireQuest-Amd4
 
S.   Approve the following tax resale offer: 1.92 acres, more or less, known as the southwesterly one-half of Tract 17, all of Tracts 18 and 19, and the northeasterly one-half of Tract 20, Cyndie Park Subdivision, Unit 2 (4692 Cindy Ln), in the amount of $10,835.00. Click to View
 
Attachments
Tax Resale Purchase Offer
 
T.   Authorize renewal agreement with Brainfuse, Inc. to provide online tutoring and job assistance services to Nueces County Library patrons. Click to View
 
Attachments
Brainfuse Renewal Agreement
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Receive briefing from Nueces County Hospital District on matters relating to CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Corporation’s notice of plans to initiate demolition of Memorial Medical Center and other structures and infrastructure located at 2606 Hospital Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas; CHRISTUS Spohn’s demolition action pursuant to Master Agreement between the parties. Click to View
 
Attachments
Letter from Spohn to NC Hospital District re. equipment removal
Letter from NC Hospital District to Spohn
 
2.   Receive presentation regarding development of a comprehensive collaborative behavioral mental health restoration program; Discuss and consider approving an Order transferring County funds to a Mental Health account; Discuss and consider American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) funding for mental health restoration program.  Click to View
 
Attachments
MentalHealth-Follow-up
PowerPoint.MentalHealth-follow-up
 
3.   SPECIALLY SET ITEM AT 10:00 AM

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.
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4.   Discuss and consider settlement agreement related to former medical examiner's separation from county employment and related matters. Click to View
 
5.   Discuss and consider a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for Horace Caldwell Pier Accessible Ramp. Click to View
 
6.   Discuss and consider approval of Coastal Parks to submit a grant proposal to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor/Indoor Grant program for additional funding for the elements of Bob Hall Pier. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 5 for additional construction phase services and time extension to the Engineering Services Contract with Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam (LAN) for the I.B. Magee Multi-Purpose Office Building. Click to View
 
Attachments
Supplemental Agreement No. 5
Attachment A
Attachment B - Services
Attachment C - Work Schedule
Attachment D - Fee Schedule
Proposal Letter
 
8.   Discuss and consider use of ARPA funds for the Veterans Food Pantry project. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposed Project for Veterans Food Pantry
 
9.   Discuss and consider cooperative agreement with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for a County Extension Program, including agriculture demonstration work and other education programs. Click to View
 
10.   Discuss and consider participation in the unclaimed capital credits received by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from electric cooperatives under Section 74.602 of the Texas Property Code, and certify the purpose of the use of the funds in compliance with the provisions of Section 381.004 of the Texas Local Government Code. Click to View
 
Attachments
2022 Unclaimed Property Capital Credits for Counties Form
NCDC - Nueces County Development Commission - Overview
 
11.   Discuss and consider funding for Flag for a Flag Program; Discuss and consider rescinding agreement with Scripps Media related to the Flag for a Flag program approved June 8, 2022; Discuss and consider approving agreement with Scripps Howard Foundation related to the Flag for a Flag program. Click to View
 
12.   Receive update on Commissioner Court Courtroom audio/visual capabilities, including microphone system. Click to View
 
13.   Discuss and consider recording executive session meetings, identifying a funding source for the needed equipment, and related matters. Click to View
 
14.   Receive information from Texas Association of Counties related to the Texas Purchasing Act, the Purchasing Board and Commissioners Court authority, participation/involvement, actions, and related matters. Click to View
 
15.   Discuss and consider amending the Nueces County policies regarding purchasing card (P-Card) use. This discussion should include but not be limited to food purchases. Click to View
 
16.   Discuss SmithGroup, Inc. professional services agreement regarding medical examiner facility, and related matters.  Click to View
 
17.   Discuss and consider authorizing healthcare compensation for Medical Examiner. Click to View
 
Attachments
NC Fagan Contract
 
18.   Discuss and consider taking action on notice of claim and settlement demand of Deborah Johnson and related matters. Click to View
 
B. GRANTS
 
1.   Discuss and consider the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC), Public Defender Office Mental Division Grant; Discuss and consider submission of the Board of Judges recommendation of oversight committee. Click to View
 
Attachments
BOJ-Resolution
 
C. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Receive presentation from Turner Ramirez Architects for renovations at the Calderon Building; Discuss and consider Goodbuy EZIQC Contract No. 20-21 7GCJOC2 with Barcom Construction, Inc. for Nueces County Calderon Building Interior Renovations. Click to View
 
Attachments
Barcom Constructions GoodBuy Quote
 
2.   Discuss and consider selection of CLK Architects & Associates for Architectural Services related to the Nueces County Medical Examiners Facility. Click to View
 
3.   Receive information from Public Works regarding removal of driveway along CR 52 at 3645 CR 52B (Valley View Dr.). Click to View
 
D. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and consider approving a method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for an Oil and Gas Lease of 3,600.54 acres of School Land Lease property in Jim Wells and Live Oak County; approve hiring a land surveyor and an appraiser. Click to View
 
Attachments
Exhibit A Live Oak Ranch Lease Map
Exhibit B Tracts
Exhibit C Easement Agreement
Priestly Farms Contract No. 20180054
 
E. HUMAN RESOURCES
 
1.   Discuss and consider order approving and accepting donation as the designated beneficiary of Cindy Martinez's life insurance policy proceeds. Click to View
 
Attachments
Cindy Martinez
 
2.   Discuss and consider reclassifying the Juvenile Probation Officer Victim Service position in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD-A State Aid) Grant for Juvenile Department from Pay Group 23/03 to Pay Group 24/03.  Click to View
 
Attachments
Job description - Juvenile Probation Officer Victim Services - Revised
Juvenile Board Order - Reclass
 
3.   Discuss and consider reclassifying the First Assistant-County Auditor position in the department of County Auditor (#1250) from Pay Group 34 to Pay Group 32. Click to View
 
Attachments
First Assistant-County Auditor - Job Description
 
4.   Discuss and consider creating and unfreezing an Employment Liaison (Pay Group 15/01) in the County Jail (#3720) and deleting a Cadet Corrections Officer position. Click to View
 
Attachments
Employment Liaison - Job Description
 
5.   Discuss and consider reclassifying the Deputy Director (Pay Group 24) in the department of Nueces County Development Commission (#1389) to Economic Development Director (Pay Group 32) and add a car allowance. Click to View
 
Attachments
NCDC - Economic Development Director - Job Description
NCDC - FY22-23 Budget Request Document
 
6.   Discuss and consider the applications review and interview process for the Nueces County Development Commission Director. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider creating and unfreezing an Audio/Visual/Interactive Integration Specialist (Pay Group 32/01) in Information Technology Department (#1240) and deleting a Systems Analyst (Pay Group 32/06) due to employee retirement at the end of June 2022. Click to View
 
Attachments
Audio/Visual/Interactive Integration Specialist - Job Description
 
8.   Discuss and consider Fire Marshal Job Description. Click to View
 
Attachments
Fire Marshal - Job Description
 
F. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
1.   Discuss ongoing issues with intercom replacements at the County Jail and possible remedies; Discuss and consider authorizing temporary employees, purchase of equipment, or pursuing other possible remedies; Discuss and consider funding sources. 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 outside counsel regarding legal matters related to Padre Balli Park pursuant to engagement letter with Baker Wotring LLP executed January 22, 2020 and related matters. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with outside counsel regarding legal matters related to former medical examiner's separation from County employment. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to the continued operations of the Medical Examiner's office and related matters. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney on legal matters related to construction on County Right-of-Way and/or County property along CR52 at 3645 CR52B (Valley View Dr.), and related matters. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney regarding notice of claim and settlement demand of Deborah Johnson and related matters. Click to View
 
F.   Consult with and receive update from County Attorney regarding legal issues related to the creation of Nueces County Employee Personnel Policies. Click to View
 
G.   Consult with County Attorney regarding County issuance of demand letters. Click to View
 
Adjournment in Memory (upon request)

    

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