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AGENDA
HIDALGO COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
August 27, 2019
2:00 P.M.
                                          

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, that a REGULAR MEETING of the Commissioners Court will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Administration Building, 100 E. Cano, 1st floor, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas. Discussion and possible action relating to the following business will be transacted:

 
             
1.   Roll Call
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance
 
3.   Prayer
 
4.   Approval of Consent Agenda
 
5.   County Judge's Office:
 
A. 71822   Presentation of a Proclamation Declaring September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
 
B. 71821   Presentation of a Proclamation Declaring September as Hunger Action Month.
 
6.   District Attorney's Office:
 
A. 71920   DA-Victims Unit Court Advocate Project Grant (VUCAP) (1281):
Approval to submit a VUCAP Grant #3596401 budget adjustment to the Office of the Governor (OOG).
 
B. 71760   DA's - State Supplement (1281):
1. Requesting approval to accept the FY 2019-2020 D.A. State Supplement in the amount of $22,500.00 (09/01/2019 to 08/31/2020).
2. Approval of Certification of Revenues as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 2019-2020 D.A. State Supplement Grant in the amount of $22,500.00 and appropriation of same.
 
C. 71764   Border Prosecution Unit/BPU (1281):
Approval to continue the payment of salaries for three (3) Assistant District Attorneys, one (1) Investigator and one (1) Administrative Assistant being paid by the Border Prosecution Unit grant pending the award of the 2019-2020 grant.
 
D. 71768   Domestic Violence Specialty Prosecutor Grant/DVSP (1281):
Approval to continue the payment of salaries for one (1) Assistant District Attorney, one (1) Advocate and one (1) Administrative Assistant currently being paid by the DVSP grant pending the award of the 2019-2020 grant.
 
E. 71845   DA's Office - Domestic Violence Unit Grant (1281):
Requesting approval for the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney to sign the FY 2017 and 2018 "Certification of Compliance" as required by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program application.
 
7.   HIDTA - Task Force:
 
A. 71924   HIDTA (1291):
Authorization to submit the reprogram request to move FY17 grant funds from personnel, OT, and Fringes to services in order to expend remaining grant funds and approval of intradepartmental (line-item) transfer.
 
B. 71916   Authorization and approval to submit grant extension request #3 for period from 01/01/2017 - 8/30/2019 to 01/01/2017 - 09/30/2019 on award no. G17SS0002A between Hidalgo County and the Executive Office of the President-Office of National Drug Control Policy (HIDTA Task Force).
 
8.   County Clerk's Office - Arturo Guajardo, Jr.:
 
A. 71925   Approval to select names for the 2019 Grievance Committee, pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 152.015.
 
9.   County Treasurer - Lita Leo:
 
A. 71933   Requesting approval for the Hidalgo County Treasurer to sign any and all documents of the Lone Star National Bank Treasury Management Service Agreement.
 
10.   Sheriff's Office:
 
A. 71966   Resolution to rename the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Substation (Weslaco, Tx.) to "Benito E. Bravo Substation".
 
11.   Constable Pct. #1:
 
A. 71812   Constable Pct. #1 - TTBH-Security (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 1 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health (Security).
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and Conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as Authorized Official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $71,309.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
B. 71810   Constable Pct. #1 - TTBH (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 1 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and Conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as Authorized Official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $233,027.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
C. 71839   Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Olga Maldonado as Reserve Deputies Constable by Constable Celestino Avila Jr, Constable Pct. 1 in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Section 86.012
 
D. 71887   1. Approval of resolution to retire K-9 "Zander" from his service to Hidalgo County and, upon its retirement, for the ownership transfer of K-9 "Zander" to Deputy Jorge A. Salazar.
2. Approval of affidavit and receipt agreement.
3. Approval to declare surplus and remove from County Inventory list County Asset # 77641 due to inability to perform duties, after removal from Hidalgo County Constable Pct. 1 Office service.
 
12.   Constable Pct. #2:
 
A. 71663   Constable Pct. #2 - TTBH-JII (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration, and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 2 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as authorized official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $77,676.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
B. 71662   Constable Pct. #2 - TTBH (1285):
1. Requesting approval of Interlocal Agreement between Tropical Texas Behavioral Health and the County of Hidalgo, by and through the Office of Constable, Precinct 2.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and Conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as Authorized Official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $233,027.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
C. 71777   Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Dixie Ann Lopez as a Deputy Constable by Constable Martin N. Cantu, Constable Pct. 2 in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Section 86.011.
 
D. 71868   Constable Pct. #2:
Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Jennifer Rosilloas Reserve Deputy Constable by Constable Martin N. Cantu, Constable Pct. #2 in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Section 86.012.
 
13.   Constable Pct. #3:
 
A. 71942   Discussion, consideration, and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement for Hidalgo County, on behalf of the Constable Precinct 3 Office, and Texas A&M-Kingsville, on behalf of its Police Department to commence upon court approval date and will remain in effect for five years unless sooner terminated pursuant to section 25 or extended by written agreement of the parties with authority for County Judge, as authorized official,to sign Interlocal Agreement and related documents.
 
B. 71947   Discussion, consideration, and approval to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County and Texas A&M-Kingsville's terms and conditions for hours worked by deputy constables in accordance with Hidalgo County Civil Service Commission Rules.
 
C. 71975   Constable Pct. 3 - STOP Truancy (1285)
1. Approval of Certification of revenues, as certified by County Auditor.
2. Approval of appropriation of funds for FY2020.
 
14.   Constable Pct. #4:
 
A. 71726   Constable Precinct 4 - TTBH - JII (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration, and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as authorized official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $77,676.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
B. 71727   Constable Precinct 4 - TTBH-Security (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration, and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as authorized official, to sign Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $71,309.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
C. 71728   Constable Precinct 4 - TTBH (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration, and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as authorized official, to sign Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $155,352.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
15.   Constable Pct. #5:
 
A. 71880   Constable Pct. 5 - JII (1285):
1. Discussion, consideration and approval to enter into an Interlocal Agreement between Hidalgo County Constable Pct. 5 and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and conditions.
3. Authorization for County Judge, as authorized official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.
4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $155,352.00 and appropriation of the same.
5. Approval of the following personnel action, effection 09/01/2019:
Action Dept./Prog./FY Slot No. Position Title Current Grade/Step Current Salary Proposed Grade/Step Proposed Salary
Change In Funding Source 295-013-8 0001 (delete) Deputy Constable R06/S01 $45,914.00 - -
295-021-9 0001 (create) - - R06/S01 $45,914.00
Chnage In Funding Source 295-013-8 0002 (delete) Deputy Constable R06/S01 $45,914.00 - -
295-021-9 0002 (create) - - R06/S01 $45,914.00
 
16.   Tax Office - Paul Villarreal:
 
A. 71930   Discussion, consideration and action regarding implementation of new and updated motor vehicle tax forms
 
17.   Executive Office:
 
A.   Presentation for discussion of the following: 
1) Update on ongoing county owned building construction, relocation and/or renovation repair projects 
2) Emergency situations occurring since last agenda meeting
 
B. 71968   1. Requesting authorization and approval of a Wastewater Service Agreement with the City of Edinburg for the Hidalgo County Courthouse Subdivision located on 100 North Closner Blvd., Edinburg, TX 78539.
2. Requesting authorization and approval of a Water Service Agreement with the City of Edinburg for the Hidalgo County Courthouse Subdivision located on 100 North Closner Blvd., Edinburg, TX 78539.
 
C. 71757   1. Discussion, consideration and action on Border Trade Alliance 2019 membership dues
2. Discussion, consideration and action to pay membership dues for 2019-2020 in the amount of $10,000.00, with authority for County Treasurer to issue check after review and auditing procedures are completed by County Auditor
3. Discussion, consideration and action nominating a member to the Border Trade Alliance Board of Directors and designating a proxy.
 
D. 71885   Approval to accept settlement check from Auto Club County Mutual Insurance Company in the amount of $1,253.83 to settle auto accident claim with County vehicle. (Safety Division)
 
18.   Human Resources:
 
A.   Requesting waiver of the Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments (if applicable) for personnel items listed
 
B. 71914   Pct. 2 Parks (1100):
  1. Approval to create one (1) regular full time Athletic Trainer position, slot no. 122-008-0-059 at Grade 09 effective next full pay period.
  2. Approval of interdepartmental transfer.
 
C. 71939   Criminal DA (1100)/CJD-DVSP (1281)/CJD-VAP (1281):
1. Approval of the following personnel actions, effective next full pay period 09/02/2019:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade Allowance
Delete 080-002 0143 Assistant District Attorney IV 19 $900.00
Create 080-002 0169 Assistant District Attorney III 17 $900.00
Delete 080-018 0001 Advocate (DA) 08 $0.00
Delete 080-018 0004 Legal Assistant II 08 $0.00
Create 080-017 0009 Legal Assistant II 08 $0.00
Create 080-017 0010 Advocate (DA) 08 $0.00

Criminal District Attorney (1100)/ DA CCP59 (1223)/ DA Pretrial Intervention Prg. (1225)/ DA Bond Forfeiture Commissions (1100):
2. Approval to award discretionary step 3 to employee hired under slot no. 080-002-0101, Assistant District Attorney II after approval of HR criteria certification in accordance with Section 8.03 of the Classification and Compensation Plan, effective upon Commissioners' Court approval.
 
D. 71944   Tax Office (1100):
Approval of the following personnel actions effective next full pay period 09/02/2019:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Delete 140-001 0051 Bookkeeper 05
Delete 140-001 0153 Clerk II 03
Delete 140-001 0155 Clerk II 03
Delete 140-001 0176 Clerk II 03
Delete 140-001 0181 Clerk II 03
Create 140-001 0214 Deputy Clerk II 07
Create 140-001 0215 Deputy Clerk II 07
Create 140-001 0216 Deputy Clerk II 07
Create 140-001 0217 Accounting Clerk I 06
 
E. 71961   Health Department ADM (1293):
Approval to create one Temporary Full-Time position for 16 weeks beginning 09/16/2019 and ending 12/31/2019:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 340-005 T003 Clerk I 01
 
19.   Urban County:
 
A. 71778   Appointment of five (5) Board of Directors to Hidalgo Housing Finance Corporation to replace:
Current Member New Appointment
1. Gil Perales appointed by Judge Ramon Garcia
2. Joel Quintanilla
3. Hector “Tito” Palacios
4. Joe M. Flores
5. Joseph Palacios
 
B. 71752   Requesting action to correct the base bid submitted by Diamond Eight Industries, LLC total from $278,550.00 to $278,658.00, due to contractor’s mathematical error. Subject to compliance with HB 1295, requesting consideration and action to award and enter into a construction contract with Diamond Eight Industries, LLC in the amount of $278,658.00. UCP Funds from FYs 2017 & 2018 from San Juan Street Improvements line item will be utilized.
 
C. 71790   Requesting approval to re-certify Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc., a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) within the County of Hidalgo and requesting approval to execute the 2019 HOME/CHDO agreement for Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc.
 
D. 71792   Requesting approval to re-certify Proyecto Azteca, Inc., a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) within the County of Hidalgo and requesting approval to execute the 2019 HOME/CHDO agreement for Proyecto Azteca, Inc.
 
E. 71912   Subject to compliance with HB 1295 requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract and approval of Work Authorization No. 1 for professional services (Construction Material Testing Services) with Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $32,383.19 utilizing City of Weslaco CDBG FY 31 (2018) Water/Sewer Improvements Funding.
 
20.   Health & Human Services Department:
 
A. 71892   Requesting approval to accept the additional funds in the amount of $12,632.00 to be added to the existing CPS/HAZARDS grant program for Fiscal Year 20. The additional funds require a local match amount of $1,264.00.
 
B. 71897   1. Requesting approval to accept the Amendment from Molina Healthcare of Texas. The purpose of the Amendment is to amend certain contractual language as set forth in the Provider Services Agreement.
2. Requesting approval for County Judge to sign the Amendment.
 
C. 71692  
  1. Discussion to increase the Health & Human Services Funeral Assistance Pauper Burial voucher for qualified applicants.
  2. Approval to increase voucher for children and adults from $500.00 to $1,000.00 effective 9/1/19
  3. Approval to increase voucher for infants from $300.00 to $500.00 effective 9/1/19
 
D.   Indigent Health Care Program:
 
1. 71783   A. Discussion and approval to set the County Indigent Health Care Program - Level 2 Program income standard at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guideline and approval of basic and optional services for fiscal year 9/1/19 to 8/31/20.
B. Discussion and approval of funding source for CIHCP Level - 2 Program.
 
2. 71817   Discussion and approval to set the County Indigent Health Care Program basic and optional services for fiscal year 9/1/19 to 8/31/20.
 
21.   Head Start Program:
 
A. 71814   Discussion/Approval of the 2019-2020 Area Distribution
 
22.   Adult Probation:
 
A. 71855   Adult Probation - DWI (1289)
1. June 2019
Approval of certification of revenues by the County Auditor for the DWI Grant program income in the amount of $3,182.00 and appropriation of same.

2. July 2019
Approval of certification of revenues by the County Auditor for the DWI Grant program income in the amount of $3,123.00 and appropriation of same.
 
23.   Community Service Agency:
 
A. 71899   Requesting approval to correct required county match amounts approved by Commissioners Court on March 26, 2019 AI 69402 as follows:
Grant Amount Correct County Match Incorrect County Match
Foster Grandparent Program $254,569 $28,650 $50,400
Senior Companion Program $448,799 $50,400 $28,650
 
B. 71898   Discussion, consideration, and possible action on amendment to the FY 2019 Community Service Block Grant contract No. 61170002636 for program year 2019, with authorization for Jaime Longoria to sign any and all pertinent documents.
 
C. 71895   Discussion, consideration anc action to recommend approval on contract amendment for Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) PY 2019 and Contract Number 58190002984 resulting in $145,239.00 additional funds.
 
24.   IT Department:
 
A. 71905   Authorization and approval to purchase new wireless devices with service, change the name and change wireless service plans through the County's membership/participation with CONTRACT: DIR-TSO-3415 with VERIZON WIRELESS for the following:
Qty: Description: Department: User: Transfer To: New Service Plan: Equipment: MDN:
8 New Service Health & Human Serv. Health & Human Services n/a Wireless Home Phone Unl Mins. @ $20.00/ea. per month T2000 Wireless Home Phone @ $29.99/ea (one time cost) New
1 Name Change Planning Jose Tovar Ramiro Meza, Jr. 233803 n/a n/a 956-648-7780
1 Name Change Planning Felicia Arredondo Office Use - Edinburg n/a n/a 956-609-5772
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal Homero Garza/ 214060 n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-929-6497
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal Oscar Lopez/ 229407 n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-227-7024
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal John Franz/ 201073 n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-393-1848
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal Vacant Position n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-929-6675
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal Eric Sanchez/ 193593 n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-289-3973
1 Serv Plan Change Fire Marshal Victor Ramirez/ 201103 n/a Public Safety 1st Response SP Unl. @ $39.99 + $5.00 taxes/fees per mo. n/a 956-289-3857
 
25.   Auditor's Office:
 
A. 71960   Discussion, consideration, and approval for the County Auditor's Office to conduct an audit of the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report prepared by the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office for the fiscal year 2019 pursuant to the Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report requirements.
 
26.   Planning Department:
 
A. 71959   1. PIPELINE AND UTLITY PERMITS
a. Applicant: Manuel Chapa
Legal Description: 58.65 acre tract of land situated in Nicholas Zamora Survey, A-76 Porcion 48; Proposed Camino De Abram Subdivision Phase II (Pct. 3) (Abram Road & 3 Mile Line)
Location of Pipeline or Utilities: N/A
Proposed improvement within Right-of-Way: One 24” RCP storm sewer line open cut crossing 3 Mile Line and one 48” RCP storm sewer line open cut crossing Abram Road.
 
B. 71910   1. Preliminary Approval with Variance Request
a. Lockheart Subdivision- Pct.1 (Juan Raul Palomares Jr.) (Martin Mora Road & Orlando Tijerina Road)
No. of Lots: 2 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface run-off onto Martin Morales Road side ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Weslaco.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s.
Paved: Yes, Martin Morales Road is paved.

2. Preliminary Approval
a. Valle Mesa Estates Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Kyndel W. Bennett) (Mile 13 ½ North Road & F.M. 493)
No. of Lots: 65 Single Family
Flood Zone: C
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by widening the existing drain ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Donna.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s
Paved: Yes, Mile 13 ½ North Road is paved and 3 internal streets to be paved.

3. Final Approval
a. Replat of La Palmilla Apartments Subdivision- Pct. 4 (VDC La Palmilla L.P.) (Alberta Road & Raul Longoria Road)
No. of Lots: 1 Multi-Family
Flood Zone: B
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer pipe system discharging to a detention pond draining out to the existing drain ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Edinburg.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Paved: Yes, Alberta Road is paved.

4.a. Pct. 1- Appointment of Member to the Hidalgo County Subdivision Advisory Board & Hidalgo County Board of Building Line Adjustment

b. County Judge- Appointment of Member to the Hidalgo County Subdivision Advisory Board & Hidalgo County Board of Building Line Adjustment
 
C. 71911   Requesting approval to reimburse Rogelio Cantu, Planning Inspector III, the amount of $40.30 for fuel purchase (vehicle Asset #69543-Unit 84) due to Hidalgo County fuel card not working properly, with authority for County Treasurer to issue check after and auditing procedures are completed by County Auditor.
 
27.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
 
A. 71775   Pct. 1 (1351):
Requesting approval to accept the counter offer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel No. 74 associated with the Mile 6 W Road Improvement Project (CSJ# 0921-02-356) with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form.
 
28.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Flores:
 
A. 71943   Requesting approval for Commissioner Pct. 3 to sign and submit application for the use of Mission CISD Facility to host a public hearing and subject to legal approval.
 
B. 71904   Resolution in honor of Mr. Jerry Bell.
 
29.   Precinct #4 - Comm. Torres:
 
A. 71875   Requesting approval for the RGV Food Bank Distribution to use the San Carlos Endowment Center Community/Cultural Rooms (including the parking lot area) at Precinct 4 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 9 am-12 pm.
 
30.   Budget & Management:
 
A. 71913   Pct. 2 Sanitation (1100)/Rd Maintenance (1200):
Approval of the following change in funding source actions effective next full pay period:
FROM TO
Emp No. Dept/Pgr Slot Position Title G/S Dept/Prg Slot Position Title G/S
173545 122-001 0015 Maintenance I 3/04 122-006 106 Maintenance I 3/04
182435 122-001 0010 Equipment Operator II 8/04 122-006 107 Equipment Operator II 8/04
 
B. 71874   Adult Probation:
1. Approval to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Hidalgo County and Hidalgo County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
2. Approval of interfund/appropriation of funds.
 
31.  
Purchasing Department - Notes:
A. FOR ANY CONTRACT(S) AWARDED AND APPROVED UNDER THIS AGENDA, EXECUTED COPIES OF THE CONTRACT(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTY INTRA-NET WEBSITE AND WILL BE FORWARDED VIA E-MAIL, FAX OR HAND DELIVERED TO HIDALGO COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE.
B. ANY AND ALL REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT(S) APPROVED WILL BE SUBJECT TO COUNTY AUDITORS PROCESSING PROCEDURES INCLUDING AUTHORITY FOR COUNTY TREASURER TO ISSUE PAYMENT(S)/CHECK(S).
 
A.   Hidalgo County
 
1. 71934   Hidalgo County Commissioners' Court direction and action with the following Options in connection with the Collection of Delinquent Court Costs, Fees, and Fines [current agreement expires 10/05/2019]:

A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under TxLGC §262.024 (a)(4), a professional service;

B. Pursuant to demonstrated competence under the Professional Service Procurement Act, LGC Code §2254.003, approval to contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for the purpose of "Collection of Delinquent Court Costs, Fees, and Fines" for Hidalgo County commencing October 6, 2019 with final document approved as to form by Hidalgo County DA-Civil Section and for acceptance and approval on CC Meeting of 9-03-19; OR

C. Authority to advertise a Request for Proposal with Qualifications for the engagement and contracting of a law firm for "Collection of Delinquent Court Costs, Fees, and Fines" for Hidalgo County, including approval of basic draft scope of services, requirements, evaluation and criteria used in the last solicitation with packet subject to legal counsel, HC DA/Civil Section review and approval of same, with the following timeline:
1. 1st Advertisement: 08/31/2019
2. 2nd Advertisement: 09/07/2019
3. Acceptance of RFP on Monday, 09/16/2019
4. Send Evaluation Committee all responses on Tuesday, 09/17/2019 with deadline for return of scoring sheets on Friday, 09/20/2019;
5. Presentation of scoring grid for ranking on CC meeting of 09/24/2019 w/authority to negotiate a contract;
6. Present negotiated contract to CC for action/execution of same at meeting of 10/01/2019.

D. Appoint an evaluation committee to score/grade the RFP responses received/accepted for Collection of Delinquent Court Costs, Fees, and, Fines on 09/16/2019.
 
2. 71958  
A. Action to nominate at least 3 engineering firms from HC approved "Pool" of Engineerx for the purpose of evaluating in connection with Technical Advisory Committee Representation on the New RGV-MPO;
1. ________________________________;
2. ________________________________;
3. ________________________________;
Others:

B. Action to appoint/designate/name Evaluator(s) to grade/score the nominated firms with CC option to impose a deadline for the submission of evaluation sheets of ____________________;
 
3. 71923  
Requesting approval of amendment no. 4 of Memorandum of Understanding between Hidalgo County and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council in connection with shuttle services, [CC - 07/31/18 R/Al #65904) provided thru Valley Metro pending final review and approval as to legal form by HC District Attorney's-Civil Litigation Section.
 
4. 71603  
Presentation of qualified vendor submitting the lowest and best bid for the purpose of award and approval of the contract # C-19-101-08-27 to Frontera Materials, Inc. for: Hidalgo County “Flex Base Material (Crushed Caliche) and subject to final legal approval as to form.
 
B.   County Judge's Office
 
1. 71765  
Accept and award finalized negotiated agreements/contracts to the ranked vendors [CC 06-18-19] for project pre-positioned Debris Removal & Disposal Services to the following:
A. Primary - Ceres Environmental Services, Inc.; #C-19-074-08-27;
B. Secondary -CrowderGulf, LLC; #C-19-074a-08-27; and,
C. Tertiary - DRC Emergency Services, LLC #C-19-074b-08-27;
with and initial two year term of August 27, 2019 through August 26, 2021 including HC sole option to extend 3 additional 1 year terms.
 
C.   Pct. 1
 
1. 71953  
A. Requesting approval to submit grant applications for the development of Sunrise Park CRC, trail system, amphitheater, and playground:
1.) Game Time Playground Equipment;
2.) Knapp Community Care Foundation;
3.) Meadows Foundation;
4.) Moody Foundation;
B. Requesting approval for the County Judge to sign all required documents.
 
D.   Pct. 4
 
1. 71962   Acceptance and approval of contract C-19-206-08-27 with Melden & Hunt, Inc. for the provision of "On-Call" Professional Surveyor Services (on an as-needed basis) for projects located in Precinct No. 4.
 
2. 71948   Acceptance and approval of contract C-19-205-08-27 with Quintanilla, Headley & Associates for the provision of "On-Call" Professional Surveyor Services (on an as-needed basis) for projects located in Precinct No. 4.
 
3. 71878  
Acceptance and approval of final negotiated contract C-19-208-08-27 with Broaddus & Associates for the provision of "On-Call" Professional Construction Management Services (on an as-needed basis) for projects located in Precinct No. 4
 
E.   Constables
 
1. 71955  
Requesting authority to purchase two (2) 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV 4x2 for Constable Pct.2 through the County's cooperative membership/participation with GoodBuy, Contract # 19-8F000 through awarded vendor, Lake County Chevrolet, Inc., in the amount of $67,878.20 through REQ# 00399311.
 
2. 71906  
Requesting authority to purchase vehicles and equipment through our membership/participation for Constable Pct. 1 with BuyBoard thru the following;
Requisition Contract Number Description Vendor Amount
399796 Buyboard 521-16 (2) 2020 Chevy Tahoe PPV Caldwell Country Chevrolet $68,942.00
399911 Buyboard 524-17 Emergency Equipment Dana Safety Supply dba Fleet Safety Equipment $36,131.52
 
F.   Health & Human Services Dept.
 
1. 71940   Acceptance and approval of the final negotiated contract (C-19-129-08-27) with H-E-B RXtra Advantage for "Online Pharmacy Billing Services" for the Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department.
 
G.   WIC
 
1. 71982  
Requesting approval of Program Letter of Agreement between Hidalgo County WIC Program and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine for the purpose of residency training at the Lactation Care Center RGV.
 
2. 71793  
Presentation of the sole bid received from Kalifa's Western Wear Inc. for purpose of award and approval of Lease Agreement for the project titled: "Lease of Office Space for McAllen Area" - C-19-175-08-27 - for the Hidalgo County WIC Program including the execution of document.
 
H.   Tax Office
 
1. 71893  
Approval to enter into an agreement with Canon Financial Services Inc., through Hidalgo County's participation/membership with Cooperative Contract (DIR-TSO-3101) for the Tax Assessor Dept. for the following requests:
Requisition Department Description Monthly Amount
394374 Tax Office IR-6151FZ $ 262.94
394376 Tax Office IR-6151IFZ $ 159.44
394378 Tax Office IR-615IFZ $ 153.69
394379 Tax Office IR-6151IFZ $ 205.44
394380 Tax Office IR-615IF $ 133.89
 
I.   Sheriff's Office
 
1. 71901   Approval of "First Amendment" to contract C-17-148-05-16 with Dr. Justin Cerelli - Four Paws Animal Hospital to increase fees and replace the current Exhibit "B" with the revised Exhibit "B".
 
2. 71796  
Requesting approval to purchase a total of (17) vehicles for Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office through the County's membership/participation with the following purchasing cooperative: GoodBuy, contract # 19-8F000 thru awarded vendor Silsbee Ford, Inc. in the amount $541,458.50 to include applicable fees thru Req 399027.
 
3. 71801  
Requesting approval to purchase a total of (44) vehicles for Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office through the County's membership/participation with the following cooperative ESC #2: GoodBuy, contract # 19-8F000 thru awarded vendor Lake Country Chevrolet, Inc. in the amount $1,365,334.85 to include applicable fees thru Req 399040.
 
J.   District Attorney
 
1. 71957   a. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code, Section 262.024(a) (7) (a) proprietary software;

b. Requesting approval to continue "On-line Research Services" with Lexis Nexis for the HC District Attorney’s Office for three (3) years thru Account #424ZZZNWD from 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022.
 
32.   Open Forum
 
33.   Closed Session:
Commissioners' Court may go into Closed Session pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071, 551.072 & 551.074 to discuss the following:
 
A.   Real Estate Acquisition
 
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation
 
C.   Private consultation and advice of counsel concerning pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, and/or legal matters subject to the attorney-client priviledge under the authority of the Open Meetings Act Section 551.071, Government Code.
 
D. 71931   Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer
 
E. 71770   Civil Action No. 7:19-cv-00153; Viviana Bautista, et al v Hidalgo County, et al
 
F. 71870   Cause No. 7:18-cv-00080; Ruben Hernandez v Hidalgo County Texas & Elizardo Ramos
 
G. 71902   CL-19-4378-E; Maria Isidra Perez et al v Hidalgo County
 
H. 71833   Claim of Fernando Quiroz
 
I. 71872   Claim of Delia Martinez
 
34.  
A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code, Section 262.024(A) (4) "a Professional Service" for the "provision of legal services/representation in connection with litigation."

B. Engagement with the firm of _________________________ for the "Provision of Legal Services/Representation in connection with Litigation" and authority to submit letter of engagement (subject to compliance with HB1295)
 
35.   Open Session:
 
A.   Real Estate Acquisition and appropriation for same
 
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation
 
C. 71932   Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer
 
D. 71771   Civil Action No. 7:19-cv-00153; Viviana Bautista, et al v Hidalgo County, et al
 
E. 71871   Cause No. 7:18-cv-00080; Ruben Hernandez v Hidalgo County Texas & Elizardo Ramos
 
F. 71903   CL-19-4378-E; Maria Isidra Perez et al v Hidalgo County
 
G. 71834   Claim of Fernando Quiroz
 
H. 71873   Claim of Delia Martinez
 
36.   Closed Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
 
37.   Open Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
 
38.   Adjourn
 

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