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REGULAR MEETING - AUGUST 11, 2021

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this the 11th day of August, A.D., 2021, there was begun and held a REGULAR MEETING of the Honorable Commissioners Court of Nueces County, Texas, wherein the following members thereof were present, to-wit:
 
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

and KARA SANDS, COUNTY CLERK of Nueces County, Texas, wherein the following proceedings were had, to-wit:
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   1.   CALL TO ORDER
             
   A.   Commissioner Chesney led the Invocation.
             
   B.   Commissioner Gonzalez led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.
             
   C.   County Judge Canales called the Regular Meeting to order at 9:16 a.m. and certified that a quorum was present. County Judge Canales and Commissioner Chesney attended via virtual access. The meeting was held in the Commissioners Courtroom located at 901 Leopard Street on the 3rd floor of the Nueces County Courthouse.
             
   D.   Safety Briefing was given by Rebecca Ramirez, Emergency and Risk Management Specialist.
             
   E.   PUBLIC COMMENT: Larry Fuhrken, Terry Burgess, Chris Garcia and Commissioner Joe A. Gonzalez.
             
   F.   Adopt the following Resolution(s), Proclamation(s), and/or Order(s):
             
   1.   The Court adopted a resolution in support of the local Turtle Release Program.
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Chesney, Second by: Commissioner Hernandez
         


  Vote: 5 - 0 Approved
  Attachments:
  20210463-8/11 1.F.1.
 
             
   G.   Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
             
   1.   The Court announced Hannah Cisneros as the August 2021 Employee of the Month.
             
   H.   GENERAL INFORMATION REPORTS:
             
   1.   The Court received an update from Melissa Munguia, Emergency Management Coordinator, on disaster preparedness and response, including matters related to COVID-19, severe weather and flooding.
             
   2.   CONSENT AGENDA:
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Chesney, Second by: County Judge Canales
         
Motion: Approve Consent Agenda Items A-I.  Commissioner Hernandez was not present for the vote.











  Vote: 4 - 0 Approved
             
   A.   The Court authorized payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated July 30, 2021, and August 02, 2021.
  Attachments:
  Ck Reg 7-30-21
  Ck Reg 8-02-21
 
             
   B.   The Court authorized payment of bills - manual check registers dated July 27, 2021, to August 02, 2021.
  Attachments:
  Manual CK-Reg
 
             
   C.   The Court authorized payment of bills - special motions list dated August 11, 2021.
  Attachments:
  Special Motions List
  Special Motions Backup
 
             
   D.   The Court authorized payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees by Boon Chapman dated August 3, 2021 and for the month of July 2021.
  Attachments:
  Group Health - Jul Mthly
  Group Health - Aug Wkly
 
             
   E.   The Court authorized execution of Agreement Amendment No. 2 with Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC. for IFB No. 3104-19 Flexible Base, Type A, Grade 1.
  Attachments:
  20210464-8/11 2.E.
 
             
   F.   The Court authorized Amendment No. 1 with Vulcan Construction Materials LLC for IFB No. 3130-20 Aggregate, Type PB, Grade 3S, LRA (Limestone Rock Asphalt).
  Attachments:
  20210465-8/11 2.F.
 
             
   G.   The Court approved the execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and the Community Supervision and Corrections Department in relation to the Veterans Treatment Court.
  Attachments:
  20210466-8/11 2.G.
 
             
   H.   The Court approved an Interlocal Agreement with the Coastal Bend Council of Governments, related to the planning, development, operation and provision of 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points.
  Attachments:
  20210467-8/11 2.H.
  Cover Letter
 
             
   I.   The Court approved the application procedure for the Beach Management Advisory Committee.
  Attachments:
  Letter of Resignation - Katya Porter
  Letter of Resignation - Tara Gallaspy
 
             
   3.   REGULAR AGENDA:
             
   A.   AGENDA ITEMS
             
   1.   The Court approved an interlocal agreement with City of Corpus Christi, San Patricio County, Port of Corpus Christi Authority, and Port Industries of Corpus Christi regarding the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Chesney, Second by: County Judge Canales
         
Commissioner Gonzalez was not present for the vote.


  Vote: 4 - 0 Approved
  Attachments:
  20210468-8/11 3.A.1.
 
             
   2.   The Court received updated calculations of the no-new revenue tax rate, the voter-approval tax rate and the fund balances for Nueces County, Nueces County Farm to Market, and Nueces County Hospital District for 2021;

The Court adopted the updated proposal for 2021-2022 tax rate for Nueces County, NC Farm to Market, and NC Hospital District based on the 2020/2021 supplement 1 certified totals received from the Appraisal District. 
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Gonzalez, Second by: Commissioner Marez
         

Motion: For Nueces County and Nueces County Farm to Market. Set the total rate at 0.311483, the general fund rate at 0.262986, the debt service rate at 0.044752 and the road fund a maximum 0.003745, which equals the prior year adopted rate at 0.311483.

  Vote: 4 - 1 Approved
 
Against: Commissioner Chesney
             
  Motion by: County Judge Canales, Second by: Commissioner Marez
         

Motion: For Nueces County Hospital District. Approve the voter approved tax rate as a ceiling only at 0.115601. 

  Vote: 3 - 2 Approved
 
Against: Commissioner Hernandez
  Commissioner Chesney
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Marez, Second by: Commissioner Hernandez
         

Motion: Authorize publishing appropriate notices.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Approved
  Attachments:
  Revised Property Tax Rates - Supplement 1 (Recd. 8.5.21)
 
             
   B.   PUBLIC WORKS
             
   1.   The Court approved execution of a Donation Agreement with Cypress Point Capital, LLC to construct a portion of CR 43 from FM-2444 to 1700' South. CR 43 is in Commissioners Precinct No. 4.
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Chesney, Second by: Commissioner Hernandez
         


  Vote: 5 - 0 Approved
  Attachments:
  20210469-8/11 3.B.1.
 
             
   2.   The Court approved Supplemental Agreement No. 1 between Nueces County and Advanced Construction Management, LLC. for the Nueces County 2019 CIP Road Rehabilitation Project – County Road 22 and County Road 49 Project.
             
  Motion by: Commissioner Chesney, Second by: Commissioner Gonzalez
         


  Vote: 5 - 0 Approved
  Attachments:
  20210470-8/11 3.B.2.
  Advanced Construction Management - Executed Agreement
 
             
   4.   EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Court convened into Executive Session at 11:48 a.m. and reconvened into Regular Session at 12:28 p.m.
             
   A.   The Court consulted with the County Attorney on legal matters related to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
 

The Court was adjourned at 12:31 p.m. and asked for prayers for the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.

There being no further business to come before the Court, it is ordered that this meeting does now
stand adjourned, this the 11th day of August, 2021.


I, Kara Sands, County Clerk of Nueces County and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Commissioners Court, do certify that the following Regular Meeting Minutes for August 11, 2021 are a true and correct record of the proceedings.


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Kara Sands, County Clerk
and Ex-Officio Clerk of the 
Commissioners Court of Nueces County, Texas


    

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