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NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


*This will be a remote meeting with multiple methods of access;
See instructions below:


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
 

APRIL 20, 2021

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet (via virtual access) on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.
 
 
                  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.
 
 
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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Phone number to call in is:  361-414-6767
  • Dial the number above and enter the following meeting ID when prompted (do not forget to end with the # key)
    • 998 720 6754 #
You must call in 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 last 3 digits of your number will be announced before unmuting your line. Before speaking, you will be asked to state, for the record:
  • Your full name, and
  • Your address
 
             
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.   GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS: Click to View
 
1.   Introduction of Chief Deputy, David Cook, Nueces County Sheriff's Office. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss the COVID-19 response, plans for COVID-19 testing, alternative care sites, Governor Orders, amended Orders, and activities related to area economic recovery; receive update from the Nueces County Emergency Operations Center. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss Hurricane and Tropical Storm recovery, including items related to Bob Hall Pier, parking lots, roads, drainage, debris removal, other infrastructure; receive update and reports, including Disaster Summary Outlines and Dune Surveys from consultants, Court members, and staff. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss Severe Weather Recovery, Disaster Declarations, Utility, Electricity, and Water Supply, reports from Emergency Operations, and other staff, and related matters. Click to View
 
G. Accept the following Minutes:
 
1.   March 24, 2021
April 1, 2021
April 9, 2021
Click to View
 
Attachments
03 24 2021 Minutes
04 01 2021 Minutes
04_09_2021 Minutes
 
H. Adopt the following Resolution(s), Proclamation(s), and/or Order(s):
 
1.   In recognition of Robstown Early College High School Lady Pickers Basketball Team, Area Qualifiers. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-Lady Pickers Girls Basketball
 
2.   In recognition of Robstown Early College High School Lady Pickers Powerlifting Team, State Qualifiers. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution-Lady Pickers Girls Powerlifting
 
3.   In recognition of Veteran's Memorial Eagles Girls Volleyball team. Click to View
 
4.   April 2021 as "Safe Digging Month". Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution
 
5.   In support of HB 4621 - relating to the number, terms, and compensation of the commissioners of the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District Number 2. Click to View
 
Attachments
Resolution in Support of HB 4621
DD2 Resolution in Support of HB 4621
HB 4621
 
I. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
 
1.   Don Manuel, Corrections Officer III, retiring after 33 years of service to Nueces County. Click to View
 
2.   Annette DuVall for 20 years of service with the Nueces County Child Welfare Board and the Nueces County Child Welfare Foundation. Click to View
 
J. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:
 
1.   Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Click to View
 
Attachments
Buddy Ewing Application
Bruce Wilson Application
 
2.   Nueces County Board of Coastal Parks Commissioners. Click to View
 
Attachments
Coastal Parks Board Description
Letter of Resignation - Jim Needham
Letter of Intent - Kimberly Zahn-Winton
Letter of Intent - Troy Adler
Letter of Intent - Tyler Thorsen
Letter of Intent - Bob Paulison
Application - Jason Cody Bates
Application - Danan Myers
Application - Elizabeth Erickson
Application - Jerry Plemons
 
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 March 19, 2021, March 26, 2021, March 31, 2021, April 01, 2021, April 09, 2021, and April 12, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Ck Reg 03-19-21.pdf
Ck Reg 03-26-21.pdf
Ck Reg 03-31-21.pdf
Ck Reg 04-01-21.pdf
Ck Reg 04-09-21.pdf
Ck Reg 04-12-21.pdf
 
B.   Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated March 16, 2021, to April 12, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Manual Ck Reg.pdf
 
C.   Authorize payment of bills - special motions list dated April 20, 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Special Motions List
Special Motions Backup
 
D.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated April 06, 2021, and the month of May 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
Group Health Weekly.pdf
Group Health Monthly.pdf
 
E.   Approve and accept donations (list attached) to the county in accordance with LGC 81.032. Click to View
 
Attachments
Donations.pdf
 
F.   Accept FY 2019-2020 "Family Protection Fee" Report from Family Counseling Service. Click to View
 
Attachments
FY19/20 FPF Report - Family Counseling Service
 
G.   Accept FY 2018-2019 Diabetes Report from The American Diabetes Association. Click to View
 
Attachments
18/19 American Diabetes Report
 
H.   Approve the following Diabetes Contracts for FY 2020-2021
1. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center- Total $2,000.00
Commissioner Pct 1 - $1,000; Commissioner Pct 2 - $1,000
2. American Diabetes Association - Total $10,000.00
County Judge - $2,000; Commissioner Pct 2 - $1,500; Commissioner Pct 4 - $6,500
Click to View
 
Attachments
TAMUCC-Garcia Art Center
American Diabetes Assoc
 
I.   Authorize the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) to enter into a contract amendment with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in the amount of $41,865.00 for the period September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022 to continue funding HIV Surveillance activities; and authorize the Director of the CCNCPHD to sign on behalf of Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
HIV Grant
 
J.   Authorize the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) to enter into a contract amendment with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in the amount of $264,003.00 for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 to continue funding Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) activities; and authorize the Director of the CCNCPHD, to sign on behalf of Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
PHEP Grant
 
K.   Adopt a resolution approving the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the Other Victim Assistance Grant (OVAG). Click to View
 
Attachments
OVAG Resolution
 
L.   Adopt a resolution approving the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG). Click to View
 
Attachments
Victim Coordinator & Liaison Grant Resolution
 
M.   Adopt a resolution in support of an application for the Indigent Defense Improvement Grant Program available through the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Click to View
 
Attachments
Texas Indigent Defense Commission Resolution
 
N.   Approve purchase with DebtBook for software needed to aid County Auditor in meeting Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) reporting requirements on Annual Financial Reports. Click to View
 
Attachments
DebtBook Proposal
 
O.   Approve sole source renewal amendment with SOE Software Corporation (dba SCYTL) for Clarity elections suite hosting a support for the Election Night Reporting (ENR) suite software for the County Clerk's office. Click to View
 
Attachments
SOE Software Contract
 
P.   Ratify the approval of the engagement letter with the law firm Branscomb PC, specifically attorney Keith Sieczkowski, to represent Nueces County, Texas, in Case No. 2:20-cv-00316; John Smith vs. Nueces County; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; Corpus Christi Division. Click to View
 
Q.   Ratify the approval of the engagement letter with McKibben, Jarvis, Martinez & Wood LLP, specifically Jim McKibben and Ken Fields, to represent Nueces County, Texas in Cause No. 13-21-00069-CV; Sundial Owners Association, Inc. vs. Nueces County et al., In the Court of Appeals, Thirteenth District of Texas. Click to View
 
R.   Ratify Amendment to Professional Services Agreement between Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Nueces County, and Nueces County Hospital District for extending termination date. Click to View
 
Attachments
Meadows Amendment
Meadows Agreement
 
S.   Ratify agreement with BCFS Health and Human Services for Incident Management Team Supplementation services related to support of Covid-19 vaccination operations. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCFS Agreement -Vaccines
 
T.   Ratify Emergency Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and Wilson County for Performance of Postmortem Examination. Click to View
 
Attachments
Emergency ILA w/ Wilson Co.
 
U.   Ratify Short Term License Agreement with Corpus Christi Retail Venture LP for space at La Palmera mall related to COVID-19 vaccination operations. Click to View
 
Attachments
La Palmera License Agreement
 
3. REGULAR AGENDA:
 
A. AGENDA ITEMS
 
1.   Discuss and consider the approval of Change Order No. 1 from Geofill Construction for the Horace Caldwell Pier Observation Deck. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order No. 1
 
2.   Receive Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Authority 2020 Annual Report; discuss and consider execution of professional services agreement with the Texas PACE Authority for purposes of administering the Nueces County PACE program. Click to View
 
Attachments
2020 PACE Report
2021 PACE Agreement
HB 89
 
3.   Receive update from Animal Control Advisory Committee. Click to View
 
4.   Receive presentation from the Department of Family and Protective Services on the status of Child Welfare in Nueces County. Click to View
 
Attachments
DFPS Presentation
 
5.   Receive presentation from Buckeye Partners regarding their Southern Rail Hub and Solar Project at McKenzie Road and CR 44. Click to View
 
Attachments
Presentation
 
6.   Receive information from the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office and the District Attorney related to the current workload of the Medical Examiner's Office. Click to View
 
7.   Discuss and consider approving interlocal agreement for Medical Examiner Services with Wilson County, and related matters. Click to View
 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement w/ Wilson County
 
8.   Discuss and consider approval of request for improvements to the 13th Court of Appeals on the 10th floor of the Nueces County Courthouse, pursuant to Section 22.214 of the Texas Government Code. Click to View
 
9.   Discuss and consider updating Texas Health and Human Services’ Contractor Certification of Contract Information and related documents. Click to View
 
Attachments
5933 Form
3681 Form
3691 Form
5871 Form
HHS Contract Affirmations
3834 Form
 
10.   Discuss and consider Nueces County Capital Improvements Plan 2021-2025 (updated CIP 2019) project prioritization. Click to View
 
Attachments
CIP - Project Funding Prioritization - Budget Workshop - April 1.2021
CIP Update Presentation
 
11.   Discuss and consider Sale of Facilities Agreement (SOF) between Nueces County and AEP for Nueces County Courthouse and jail and Contribution-In-Aid-Of-Construction Agreement for Electric Distribution Service. Click to View
 
12.   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
 
13.   Receive information regarding Nueces County’s selection as a FloodWise Community. Click to View
 
14.   Discuss and consider execution of second Modification of Restrictive Covenants in Special Warranty Deed and Third Amendment to the Amended and Restated Development Plan Agreement, related to Corpus Christi Bay Outlets property. Click to View
 
15.   Discuss and consider adopting a Resolution relating to the “Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation Term Sheet”; and related matters; Case: 201863587, MASTER CASE v TEXAS OPIOID LITIGATION. Click to View
 
16.   Receive a report from the Nueces County Auditor, Grants Administrator, Hagerty Consulting, Inc. and Emergency Management on COVID-19, Winter Storm Uri, and Hurricane Hanna response expenses and reimbursements to date. Click to View
 
17.   Discuss and consider approval of overtime pursuant to County policy for essential exempt employees during declared disasters as it relates to COVID-19, and storm preparedness and response; severe weather preparedness and response; in addition, authorize payment of overtime to essential exempt City County Health District Employees. Click to View
 
B. PUBLIC WORKS
 
1.   Discuss and consider approval of interlocal agreement between Nueces County and the Nueces County Drainage District #2 for the County Road 18 Bridge Replacement Project. Click to View
 
Attachments
NCDD#2 Interlocal Agreement 4-8-21
 
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 1 for the Nueces County Roadway Rehabilitation Projects County Road 67, County Road 69, County Road 77 & Bauer Road. Click to View
 
Attachments
Change Order No. 1 Unexecuted
 
3.   Discuss and consider approving a Purchase Order with International Consulting Engineers for engineering services related to the County Road 6 and County Road 79A Detention and Water Quality Pond. Click to View
 
4.   Discuss and consider execution of an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Services Contract with Richter Architects to provide architectural services related to the new Hilltop Community Center facility. Click to View
 
Attachments
Debarment Statement
HB 89 Boycott Verification
NC Contract New Hilltop Community Center Richter Unexecuted
 
5.   Discuss and consider approval for Hot Mix Asphalt and Base material (HMAC) for Richard Borchard Fairgrounds parking lot located by RV Park. Click to View
 
C. PURCHASING
 
1.   Discuss and award RFP No. 3158-21 Nueces County Security Services for Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and Keach Library. Click to View
 
Attachments
Proposal Tab RFP No. 3158-21
 
2.   Discuss and award RFQ No. 3156-21 Engineering Services for Bob Hall Pier Parking Lot Reconstruction. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ No. 3156-21 Proposal Tab
 
3.   Discuss and award RFQ 3161-21 Engineering Services for Bob Hall Pier Marine Debris Removal and Demolition. Click to View
 
Attachments
RFQ No. 3161-21 Proposal Tab
 
4.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3154-21 Nueces County Courthouse and Jail Emergency Generators. Click to View
 
Attachments
IFB No. 3154-21 Bid Tab
 
5.   Discuss and award IFB No. 3155-21 Nueces County Jail Annex Emergency Generator. Click to View
 
Attachments
IFB No. 3155-21 Bid Tab
 
D. AUDITOR
 
1.   Approve Monthly Financial Report for the month of January 2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
MFR JAN 2021.pdf
 
2.   Approve Budget Change Order No. 11 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Click to View
 
Attachments
BCO#11 List.pdf
BCO#11 Backup.pdf
 
3.   Approve Capital Project Budget Change Order No. 95. Click to View
 
Attachments
CPBCO#95 List.pdf
CPBCO#95 Backup.pdf
 
E.   HUMAN RESOURCES Click to View
 
1.   Discuss and consider reclassifying one Assistant Chief Deputy Sheriff position to an additional Chief Deputy Sheriff position. Click to View
 
2.   Discuss and consider a $10,000.00 supplement to the District Attorney's new Investigator position. Click to View
 
3.   Discuss and consider a $10,000.00 supplement for the District Attorney's Chief of Intake. 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 on the Agenda, when authorized by the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. 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 and/or outside counsel regarding legal issues related to Corpus Christi Polymers, LLC Tax Abatement agreement, pending appraisal district hearing, discuss any related proposal, and other related matters; Discuss and consider approval of any related proposal, including Amended Tax Abatement Agreement. Click to View
 
B.   Consult with County Attorney on legal issues related to second Modification of Restrictive Covenants in Special Warranty Deed related to Corpus Christi Bay Outlets property and related matters. Click to View
 
C.   Consult with County Attorney regarding legal matters relating to property insurance coverages. Click to View
 
D.   Consult with County Attorney regarding public works and liability issues. Click to View
 
E.   Consult with County Attorney in Case:  201863587, MASTER CASE v TEXAS OPIOID LITIGATION; discuss and consider adopting a Resolution relating to the “Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation Term Sheet”; and related matters. Click to View
 

 Adjournment in Memory (upon request)


    

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