NUECES COUNTY, TEXAS COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
December 16, 2015
The Nueces County Commissioners Court will meet on the above date at 9:15 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 BRENT CHESNEY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4 KARA SANDS, CLERK OF THE COURT INFORMATION ON THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA 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.
A. Authorize payment of bills - manual check registers dated November 23, 2015 - December 8, 2015.
B. Authorize payment of bills - regular bill summaries dated November 24, 2015, November 30, 2015, December 3, 2015, December 4, 2015, and December 11, 2015.
D. Approve personnel actions of a budgeted nature: 1. Temp List No. 723. 2. Personnel Changes reports dated November 27, 2015 and December 4, 2015.
E. Authorize payment of bills - group health insurance claims and fees: monthly - November 2015 and weekly - December 3, 2015.
F. Accept the following "Outside Agency" and "Family Protection Fee" Reports for FY 2014-2015: 1. Robstown Area Development Commission (RADC) 2. Spaulding for Children 3. The ARK Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter
G. Authorize a DIR TEX-AN-NG CTSA 005 purchase of installation services for AT&T circuits to support the operation of the new IP telephone system.
I. Approve execution of amendment to the Radio Communications System Interlocal Agreement between the City of Corpus Christi, the Regional Transportation Authority, and Nueces County to include the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 3 as a participant.
J. Approve execution of amendment to the Radio Communications System Interlocal Agreement between the City of Corpus Christi, the Regional Transportation Authority, and Nueces County to include the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. 6 as a participant.
M. Approve execution of an agreement with ICSolutions for RFP 2983-14 Inmate Coinless & Public Coin Telephone Service.
O. Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 461-14 purchase with ProTech Mechanical, Inc. to replace coils, valves, and controllers for eight air handler units at the Main Jail.
P. Authorize TASB BuyBoard State Contract No. 461-14 purchase with ProTech Mechanical, Inc. to replace condenser coils in Ballroom A, Ballroom B, and Exhibit Hall A at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds.
Q. Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 with Advance’d Temporaries, Inc. for IFB No. 2921-12 Personnel Services Agreement.
R. Approve execution of Amendment No. 2 with EPIC Aviation, LLC for IFB No. 2947-13 Aviation Fuel for Nueces County Airport.
S. Approve the application procedure for the Nueces County Airport Advisory Board.
K. Approve reclassification of Treasury Department (1170) Pay Group 19 Supervisory Accounting Assistant II position, to remove supplemental pay of $112.63 per pay period budgeted from Records Management Department (1315) and reprogram Benefits Fund dollars to result in a permanent position increase to Pay Group 21 and no loss of pay for current employee.
L. Approve removing Chief Deputy supplemental pay budgeted from Records Management Department (1315).
A. Discuss and consider status of Cause No. 2015-DCV-6225-A; Eric D. Hillman v. Nueces County and the Texas Workforce Commission, In the 28th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas and related matters.
B. Discuss and consider settlement of Cause No. 2012-CCV-61869-3, Felicitas Castro v. Nueces County, Texas, In the County Court at Law No. 3 of Nueces County, Texas; authorize the County Judge to sign the settlement agreement and related matters.
C. Consult with the county attorney and receive advice regarding the new handgun law effective January 1, 2016; discuss upgrading and enhancing the overall security of the Nueces County Courthouse and all county buildings as it relates to the new law and take action as needed including an appropriate Order.
D. Discuss and consider an Order authorizing the County Judge to execute the Professional Services Agreement (Contingent Fee Special Counsel for Civil Environmental Enforcement) with the law firm of Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP and Anthony Constant and the Constant Law Firm to represent Nueces County in legal matters involving unauthorized air emissions by Volkswagen in Nueces County and related matters.
E. Discuss and consider authorizing the County Attorney to request approval of the Professional Services Agreement from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and related matters.
F. Discuss and consider pending lawsuit Civil Action No. 2:15-CV-452, Sam Balboa v. City of Bishop, Texas, Reynaldo Cortez, Individually, Nueces County, Texas; and F. Martinez, Individually, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi, Division; and related matters.
G. Discuss and consider sub leasing space rented by the County from the RTA to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and related matters.