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REGULAR MAY 9, 2022              MEETING              
THE STATE OF TEXAS
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COUNTY OF SAN PATRICIO
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BE IT REMEMBERED THAT notice had been duly filed and posted by the County Clerk on the 5th day of May  2022 at 4:01 P.M. For a Regular meeting of the Commissioners' Court on MONDAY, MAY 9, 2022 at 9:00 A. M. in the San Patricio County Courthouse Commissioners Courtroom # 230 second Floor, Sinton, Texas. At that time, the following subjects were discussed, concerned, passed, or adopted. 

The following members were present, to-wit:
Present: David R. Krebs, County Judge  
  Sonia Lopez, Commissioner, Precinct 1  
  Gary W. Moore, Sr., Commissioner, Precinct 2  
  Lilly Wilkinson, Commissioner, Precinct 3  
  Howard J. Gillespie, Commissioner, Precinct 4  
Staff Present: Gracie Alaniz-Gonzales, County Clerk
David Wendel, County Auditor
The following proceedings were had, to-wit:

             
   1. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGES AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
             
   1. Call meeting to order
  Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.
             
   2. Pledge of allegiance
  The Court opened the regular meeting with the Pledges of Allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the flag of the State of Texas.
             
   3. Citizens to be heard
  Barbara Gregg, Ingleside Chamber of Commerce presented Oscar Rivera, Sheriff, with a plaque. She thanked him for his hard work and dedication to San Patricio County.
Ronnie Hesseltine addressed the Court on issues on CR 2367 just off FM 1945. He is asking the court to consider allowing him to put up a gate at the BFI entrance. 
             
   4. Report from Judge, Commissioner or Department concerning an item/report of community interest.
  Judge Krebs gave the weekly COVID-19 report. He stated that the positivity rate continues to rise. Today it is at 7.9%. The hospitalizations and fatalities are not going up yet. He mentioned that Dr. Mobley is recommending the second vaccine. He also mentioned that the Truama U case numbers went down drastically this month.
Commissioner Wilkinson reported that CR 2367 was where the BFI fire had started and that a couple of fire fighters had to go to the hospital. She mentioned that they removed the things that were blocking the entrance to this CR. Her Precinct is waiting for the City of Sinton to remove the fire truck so she can finish working on this road. 
She is that CR 1198 in the Edroy/Mathis area has had 6 more 36" culverts installed. She will soon start paving CR 908.
Denise Janak, County Treasurer, asked all elected officials and department heads to go over the new salaries with their employees before pay day. 
Oscar Rivera, County Sheriff,  reported that the jail population was good. They still had room for about 10 more. He stated that they were in good shape.
John Hernandez, County Engineer, reported that the construction proposals for the new EOC were due tomorrow by 4:00 p.m. 
             
   5. WORKSHOP
  At 9:14 a.m. Judge Krebs recessed the regular meeting to go into the Workshop
At 9:14 am. Judge Krebs opened the Workshop
             
   a. Discussion on Commissioner's County Road mileage and related matters.
  Commissioner Lopez reported that she had talked to both Commissioner Moore and Gillespie and they had come up with a plan for the CR in their area. She also suggested that once everyone can agree on a plan, then they should get contracts signed that would outline everyone's agreements and responsibilities.
Commissioner WIlkinson expressed her concerns about giving up miles in her precinct. She stated that she did not want to give up miles where voters lived. She believes that if someone is in her voting area, then she should be the one that works on those roads. She stated that she had not met with Commissioner Moore, but she received an e-mail from the R&B secretary telling her what roads they were taking. She stated that she responded that they would not take any roads without her consent. 
Debra Barrett, an Edroy Citizen, addressed the Court on the issue of the reassignment of roads.  She stated that all the proposed changes seem like they are being treated like 2nd class citizens. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 2 Gary W. Moore, Sr. to bring back ti the table since this item was TABLED last week.

  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   2. DELIBERATE AND CONSIDER ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
  At 9:22 a.m. Judge Krebs closed the Workshop
At 9:22 a.m. Judge Krebs reconved the regular meeting
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to TABLE this item until next week

  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   1. Approval of minutes
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson to TABLE until next week


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   2. Financial Agenda:
             
   a. Examination, consideration, and action on approval of all claims against San Patricio County Pursuant to section 113.064, Texas Local Government Code.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 2 Gary W. Moore, Sr. to approve the list of all claims against San Patricio County pursuant to section 113.064, Texas Local Government Code.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   b. Consideration and action on Budget Line Items, Transfers, and Amendments.
  None today
             
   c. Consideration and action on accepting bank reconciliation, investment reports, and related matters by County Treasurer. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to accept and record all reports submitted by the County Treasurer




  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   3. Consent Agenda: All Consent Agenda items listed are considered to be routine by the Commissioners Court. Members of the Commissioners Court have been furnished documentation on each item, and all such items may be acted upon by one vote without being discussed separately unless requested by County Judge or a Commissioner:
             
   a. Consideration and action on adopting a resolution authorizing a tax resale in the following:

1. Suit #S-01-1021TX; Mathis Independent School District, City of Mathis and San Patricio County vs. Santiago Flores, aka S.N. Flores, et al. Track 66.

2. Suit #S-01-1021TX; Mathis Independent School District, City of Mathis and San Patricio County vs. Santiago Flores, aka S.N. Flores, et al. Track 49.
             
   b. Accept & Record Tax Assessor Collector's Monthly Statement of Collections for month ending 04/30/2022
             
   c. Accept and record Gulf Coast Growth Venture Assest Holding LLC's Annual Compliance Report and the accompanying review performed by Mike Culbertson with CCREDC. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 2 Gary W. Moore, Sr. to approve Consent Agenda Items 2.3 (a) through 2.3 (c) 


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   4. Individual Action Agenda:
             
   a. Consideration and action on Poco LLC's request for permits to:
1. place 2" high pressure gas line to be bored under CR 2047 located in Precinct 3. 
2. place 4" water line to be bored under CR 2047 located in Precinct 3. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie to approve Poco LLC's request for permits to:
1. place 2" high pressure gas line to be bored under CR 2047 located in Precinct 3. 
2. place 4" water line to be bored under CR 2047 located in Precinct 3. 


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   b. Consideration and action on 3 resolutions Approving Federal Off-System Bridge program:

Resolution 1 located at CR 361 (CR 83) at drainage ditch with matching cost of $4,550.00.
Resolution 2 located at CR 1458 (CR 102) at drainage ditch with matching cost of $6,850.00
Resolution 3 located at N Rachal St at Trib of Chiltipin CR with matching cost of $6,075.00.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to adopt the following: 3 resolutions Approving the Federal Off-System Bridge program:

Resolution 1 is located at CR 361 (CR 83) in a drainage ditch with a matching cost of $4,550.00.
Resolution 2 is located at CR 1458 (CR 102) in a drainage ditch with a matching cost of $6,850.00.
Resolution 3 is located at N Rachal St at Trib of Chiltipin CR with a matching cost of $6,075.00.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   c. Consideration and action on Resolution Approving Highway Safety Improvement Program (HISP) Agreement with Texas Department of Transportation with matching fund cost of $10,434.30.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie to adopt Resolution Approving the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HISP) Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation with a matching fund cost of $10,434.30.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   d. Consideration and action on Commissioner's County road mileage, and related matters. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to TABLE this item


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   e. Consideration and action on allowing the Auditor's Office to advertise for a truck to be used by Road and Bridge Precinct #3. 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie to allow the Auditor's Office to advertise for a truck to be used by Road and Bridge Precinct #3. 


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   f. Consideration and action to extend the disaster debris removal reduction services contract with Crowder Gulf for an additional 12 months.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson to extend the disaster debris removal reduction services contract with Crowder Gulf for an additional 12 months.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   g. Consideration and action on awarding the contract for engineering services as stated in RFQ 2022-003 CDBG MIT Programs.
 
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to award the contract for engineering services as stated in RFQ 2022-003 CDBG MIT Programs to AG3.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   h. Consideration and action to change 2022 Salaries for San Patricio County Sheriff's Department Employees, pursuant to newly recognized Classification and Pay Grade, effective May 1, 2022.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 3 Lilly Wilkinson to approve the change of 2022 Salaries for San Patricio County Sheriff's Department Employees, pursuant to the newly recognized Classification and Pay Grade, effective May 1, 2022.


  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   3. PERSONNEL-Employment and current employee status changes in accordance with the current personnel policies, County Budget, and State law with notification of such changes to the payroll division of the Treasurer's office.
             
   1. Deliberate and consider action employee salary:
             
   0. Julio Chica - Resignation - Maintenance Assistant I/Sinton Airport full time regular at $2,608.52 per month ($15.05 hr.) with a $50.00 per month phone allowance effective May 2, 2022.
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to approve the following: 
a.      Julio Chica - Resignation - Maintenance Assistant I/Sinton Airport full time regular at $2,608.52 per month ($15.05 hr.) with a                    $50.00 per month phone allowance effective May 2, 2022.

  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             
   2. Accept and record employee status changes:
  None today
             
   4. EXECUTIVE SESSION

PUBLIC NOTICE
is given that the San Patricio Commissioners Court may elect to go into 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, Sections 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.0745, 551.076, 551.086 the Commissioners Court will hold an Executive Session to consult with attorney(s) including matters related to litigation; deliberate regarding real property; prospective gifts(s); personnel matter, including termination; 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 Executive Session.
  None today
             
   5. ADJOURN
             
  Motion made by Commissioner, Precinct 4 Howard J. Gillespie, seconded by Commissioner, Precinct 1 Sonia Lopez to adjourn meeting with no further business before the Court. Meeting was adjourned at 9:34 a.m.

  Vote: 5 - 0 Carried
             

DAVID R. KREBS, County Judge
 


SONIA LOPEZ, County Commissioner, Precinct 1



GARY MOORE, Sr. County Commissioner, Precinct 2



LILLY WILKINSON, County Commissioner, Precinct 3



HOWARD GILLESPIE, Commissioner, Precinct 4
 
The State of Texas
COUNTY OF SAN PATRICIO
I Gracie Alaniz-Gonzales, San Patricio County Clerk attest that the foregoing is a true and accurate accounting of the Commissioners' Court authorized proceeding for May 8, 2022

 
ATTEST:
GRACIE ALANIZ-GONZALES, County Clerk, Ex-Officio

    

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