June 27, 2012

The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, 3rd floor, Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas.

                   SAMUEL L. NEAL, JR.       COUNTY JUDGE
                   MIKE PUSLEY       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1
                   JOE A. GONZALEZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2
                   OSCAR O. ORTIZ       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3
                   JOE MCCOMB       COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4





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.

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 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. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda will normally be held at the end of the meeting.

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.




County Judge calls for the Invocation.


Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America and Texas Flags.


County Judge will call roll, note date, time, and location of meeting, and certify a quorum is present.

D. Approve the following Minutes:
1.   May 23, 2012.
2.   June 6, 2012.
E. Present the following Certificate(s) of Recognition:
1.   Security Guard Steven Macias for quick and decisive action in an attempt to save a life in the Courthouse Atrium on May 21, 2012.
2. 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.
3. 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 - manual check register dated June 19, 2012.
B.   Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated May 31, 2012; June 1, 2012; June 8, 2012; June 13, 2012; June 15, 2012; and June 22, 2012.
C.   Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees TPA check register May 21, 2012 - May 25, 2012.
D.   Authorize payment of bills - Special Motions List dated June 27, 2012.
E.   Approve the monthly revenue reports in accordance with LGC 114.044 - April 2012.
F.   Accept the following "Outside Agency" Reports for FY 2010-2011:
1. Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau
G.   Approve the following "Outside Agency" Contracts:
  1. Mission of Mercy - $1,500
  2. Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce - $1,000 
  3. Westside Business Association - $4,500
H.   Approve the following Tax Deeds and highest minimum opening bid to date:
1. Lot 14, Block ‘D’, La Gloria Addition, in the amount of $1,500.00.
2. Lot 54, Block 1, San Simeon Subdivision Unit 2, in the amount of $3,800.00.
3. Lot 14, Block 6, Southwest Heights Addition, in the amount of $5,000.00.
4. Lots 1 and 2, Block 3, Nelson Addition No. 2, in the amount of $2,000.00.
5. Lot 13, Block 2, Esperanza Estates Subdivision, in the amount of $2,500.00.
6. The North 65 feet of Lot 1, Block 5, Jones Addition, in the amount of $2,500.00.
7. Lot 41, Block 7, Windsor Park Unit 1, in the amount of $2,500.00.
8. Lot 5, Block 2, Manchester Place Subdivision, in the amount of $8,000.00.
9. Lot 5, Block 5, La Arboleda Addition, in the amount of $2,000.00.
10. Lot 12, Block 10, Airport Park Addition, in the amount of $1,000.00.
11. Lot 9, Block 10, Flour Bluff Point, in the amount of $2,500.00.
12. Lot 7, Block 12, Flour Bluff Park, in the amount of $2,500.00.
13. Lot 37, Block 4, Hudson Acres, in the amount of $1,000.00.
14. Lot 38, Block 4, Hudson Acres, in the amount of $1,000.00.
15. Lot 16, Block 2, Gardendale No. 2 Addition, in the amount of $27,000.00.
I.   Application procedure for appointment to the Nueces County MHMR Community Center Board.




1.   Receive information from Carl Weckenmann, RTA Service Development Director, regarding the new bus service route to Agua Dulce and Banquete.
2.   Discuss and consider adoption of a resolution approving Nueces County Guidelines and Criteria for Granting Tax Abatements.
3.   Discuss and consider approving the Early Voting Calendar for the upcoming Runoff Elections to be held on July 31, 2012. 
4.   Discuss and consider approving the joint Nueces County - City of Corpus Christi Erosion Response Plan for submission to the Texas General Land Office for consideration and public comment.
5.   Discuss and consider approval of the Tyler Technologies License Agreement and Professional Services Agreement for development of the jail interface for the Odyssey Case Management System.
6.   Discuss and consider approval of a professional services agreement to provide training and go-live assistance for the Criminal and Prosecutor modules of the Odyssey Case Management System.
7.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order establishing an economic program related to the restructuring of Texas Windstorm Insurance Program.
8.   Discuss and consider execution of an agreement with the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce related to Windstorm Insurance Consultants.
9.   Discuss and consider accepting the Nueces County Emergency Management Plan Annex J (Recovery) as presented by the Nueces County Emergency Management Coordinator.
10.   Discuss and consider accepting the Nueces County Emergency Management Plan Annex Q (Hazardous Materials & Oil Spill Response) as presented by the Nueces County Emergency Management Coordinator.
11.   Discuss and consider accepting the Nueces County Emergency Management Plan - Basic Plan as presented by the Nueces County Emergency Management Coordinator.
12.   Discuss and consider adopting an Order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Nueces County, pursuant to Section 352.081 of the Texas Local Government Code.
13.   Discuss and consider the following related to the 3,580.54 acres of School Lands located in Jim Wells and Live Oak Counties held by Nueces County as Trustee on behalf of the School Districts in Nueces County:
A.  Approval of a Letter of Agreement.
B.  Execution of an easement agreement with Plains Eagle Ford Pipeline, LLC.
1.   Discuss and consider authorizing the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District to enter into a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership Program providing for a nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program for the period of May 23, 2012 to August 31, 2013 with funding in the amount of $319,806 for FY 2012 and $605,854 for FY 2013; and create and unfreeze 7 positions to include 1 Public Health Manager (Grade H56, salary range $40,093 to $69,613), 5 Public Health Nurses (Grade H54, salary range $33,286 to $57,844) and 1 Management Assistant (Grade H17, salary range $29,011 to $46,340); authorize Annette Rodriguez, M.P.H., Director of the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, to sign on behalf of Nueces County.   
1.   Discuss and consider execution of a Grant Adjustment Notice with the Texas Department of Public Safety for the FY 2010 Operation Stonegarden grant award.
2.   Discuss and consider authorizing submission of a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under the FY2012 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) for reimbursement of costs related to incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens.
3.   Discuss and consider acceptance of a Notice of Financial Assistance Award from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Hazel Bazemore Park Improvement Project, part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant program.
4.   Discuss and consider execution of a contract with International Consulting Engineers for engineering services related to the Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant project, Fairgrounds and Upper Oso Drainage Control Project.
1.   Discuss and consider approval of the Certificate of Substantial Completion-Partial (Phase 2) to the new Justice of the Peace Courtroom, jury room & additional storage space for the Elite General Contractors, LLC, Calderon Building J. P. Office Renovations project.
2.   Discuss and consider approval of Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Renewable Energy Project 2011- Central Garage project completed by AC Distribution, Inc. dba SPI/Bodine-Scott.
3.   Discuss and consider approval of Change Order No. 6 for the reconstruction of County Road 52, from County Road 69 to U.S. Highway 77.
4.   Discuss and consider execution of an Engineering Services Contract with Naismith Engineering, Inc., for the monitoring and sampling of storm water in the rural areas.

Discuss and consider various organizational changes, including the elimination of positions,  the creation of positions, and the reclassification of positions, within the Department of Public Works.

1.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for competitive bids) for copy paper, computer paper, NCR paper, and envelopes; and authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice.
2.   Authorize a Buyboard Contract No. 358-10 purchase of two 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV from Caldwell Country for the Sheriff’s Office.
3.   Discuss/Award RFP No. 2908-12 Nueces County Security Services for Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and Keach Library.
4.   Discuss/Award IFB No. 2913-12 Uniform Rentals, Floor Mats, Shop Towels, Linens, and Scrubs.
5.   Discuss/Award RFP No. 2914-12 Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services for County Residents.
6.   Rescind the award for IFB No. 2907-12 Calderon Building Fire Alarm System Replacement.
7.   Discuss and consider making a finding for the method of procurement (request for proposals) to lease the Packery Channel Nature Preserve Park Visitors Center to develop and operate a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation/environmental education facility; authorize the Purchasing Agent to publish a notice; and adopt an order delegating evaluation authority to a committee

Budget Change Order No. 17 for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.

2.   Personnel actions of a budgeted nature:
  a.  Application Temporary List No. 316
  b.  Frozen List No. 020
  c.  Unfreeze List No. 641
  d.  Personnel Changes reports dated June 1, 2012; June 8, 2012; and June 15, 2012.
3.   Discuss and consider reallocation of Capital Project Funds:
Department 1901 - General Capital Projects
Department 1915 - 2004 CO Capital Projects
Department 1917 - 2007 CO Capital Projects
4.   Receive report and management letter from the outside auditor, Ernest R. Garza, CPA, on the audit for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.
5.   Discuss and consider the creation and unfreezing of a Public Health Medical Countermeasures Coordinator in the 2692 Public Health Preparedness Grant account (Pay Group H55, salary: low $36,448, mid $49,894, high $63,340).
5. 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, 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.   Citizen's Advisory Board on Health & Welfare.
B.   Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 2.

Adjournment in Memory (upon request)