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REGULAR MEETING - August 27, 2019

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this 27th day of August A.D., 2019, there was begun and held a REGULAR MEETING of the Honorable Commissioners’ Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following members thereof were present, to-wit:
 
HONORABLE RICHARD F. CORTEZ

HONORABLE DAVID FUENTES

HONORABLE EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU

HONORABLE JOE M. FLORES

HONORABLE ELLIE TORRES
HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

and ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., COUNTY CLERK & EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE COMMISSIONERS’ COURT of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

AGENDA
CC REGULAR
HIDALGO COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
August 27, 2019
9:30 A.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

Judge Richard Cortez called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu was not present during roll call.
             
2.   Pledge of Allegiance

The court was led by United States Air Force Veteran, Mario Reyna, the entire court recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
3.   Prayer

Opening prayer was offered by Julia Sullivan. A moment of silence was observed for former bailiff Hector Diaz as well as trooper Moises Sanchez.
             
4.   Approval of Consent Agenda

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu joined the meeting.

The court moved to approve the consent agenda with the exception of item 3. M, 3. N., and 5. B. 1. G. to be pulled for further discussion.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
5.   County Judge's Office:
             
A.   AI-71822    Presentation of a Proclamation Declaring September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Founder of Say Yes to Life, Yolanda Estrada Perales, addressed the court on the importance of bringing awareness to Mental Illnesses such as Suicide.  She invites everyone to the 3rd annual Say Yes to Life Event on August 31, 2019 at Hidalgo County Precinct North San Juan Park.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Suicide Prevention Awareness
 
             
B.   AI-71821    Presentation of a Proclamation Declaring September as Hunger Action Month.

The CEO of the RGV Food Bank, Omar Rodriguez, thanks the Court for their continued support.  He informed the Court of the food banks impact on the community.  He stated the food back provided the equivalent of 21 million pounds of food or 44.5 million dollars worth of food to senior citizens, the disabled, veterans and low income families.  He invites everyone to the Empty Bowls event at the Pharr Event Center to raise money for the food bank.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
The Court moved to 10.A.
  Attachments:
  Hunger Action Month Proclamation
 
             
6.   District Attorney's Office:
             
A.   AI-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).

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  BUDGET
 
             
B.   AI-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).

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  APPORTIONMENT GUIDELINES
  APPROPRIATION
  Cert. of Rev. Request Email
 
             
C.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  POSITIONS
  STATEMENT OF GRANT AWARD-PREVIEW
 
             
D.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  POSITIONS
  STATEMENT OF GRANT AWARD-PREVIEW
 
             
E.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  FY 2017 Certification of Compliance
  FY 2018 Certification of Compliance
 
             
7.   HIDTA - Task Force:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" stepped away from the meeting.
  Attachments:
  reprogram
 
             
B.   AI-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).

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
8.   County Clerk's Office - Arturo Guajardo, Jr.:
             
A.   AI-71925    Approval to select names for the 2019 Grievance Committee, pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 152.015.

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu joined the meeting.

The Court picked: Filiberto Villanueva, Benito Zepeda Jr., Janice McDowell, Eliana Lugo, Brenda Gonzalez for the 2019 Grievance Committee.  These individuals will be contacted in the order they were called out.  The first name read out will be selected and the others will be alternates.  

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
9.   County Treasurer - Lita Leo:
             
A.   AI-71933    Requesting approval for the Hidalgo County Treasurer to sign any and all documents of the Lone Star National Bank Treasury Management Service Agreement.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu abstained from all discussions and/or actions on this item.
The Court move to agenda item 11.A.
  Attachments:
  Affidavit
  Legal Review
  LSNB Agreement
 
             
10.   Sheriff's Office:
             
A.   AI-71966    Resolution to rename the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Substation (Weslaco, Tx.) to "Benito E. Bravo Substation".

Sheriff Eddie Guerra, comes before the Court to request for the Weslaco Substation to be renamed after fallen deputy Benito E. Bravo.

Erasmo Bravo thanks the Court for the honor of remembering his brother.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court moved to Agenda Item 28.B.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  Resolution
  Resolution
 
             
11.   Constable Pct. #1:
             
A.   AI-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).

Commissioner Joe Flores stepped away from the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

2. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the Interlocal Agreement terms and Conditions.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

3. Authorization for County Judge, as Authorized Official, to sign the Interlocal Agreement award and related documents.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

4. Approval of Certification of Revenues by the County Auditor in the amount of $71,309.00 and appropriation of the same.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  appropriation
  Legal Approval
 
             
B.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously

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 sam

Vote for 2-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  appropriation
  Legal Approval
 
             
C.   AI-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

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
D.   AI-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. 

Vote for 1-3

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Affidavit
  Reciept Agreement
  Resolution
 
             
12.   Constable Pct. #2:
             
A.   AI-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.

Vote for 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Legal Approval
  appropriation-revised
 
             
B.   AI-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. 

Vote for 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Appropriation
  Legal Approval
 
             
C.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 
             
D.   AI-71868    Constable Pct. #2:
Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Jennifer Rosillo as Reserve Deputy Constable by Constable Martin N. Cantu, Constable Pct. #2 in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Section 86.012.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                               
 Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
             
13.   Constable Pct. #3:
             
A.   AI-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.

Commissioner Joe Flores joined the meeting.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  TAMUK Interlocal
 
             
B.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  TAMUK Interlocal
 
             
C.   AI-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.

Vote 1-2

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  appropriation-revised
  agreement
  agreement
 
             
14.   Constable Pct. #4:
             
A.   AI-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. 

Vote on 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Appropriation
  Legal Approval
 
             
B.   AI-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. 

Vote on 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  cor
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Legal Approval
  Appropriation
 
             
C.   AI-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. 

Vote on 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COR
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Legal Approval
  Appropriation
 
             
15.   Constable Pct. #5:
             
A.   AI-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. 

Vote 1-4

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

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

Commissioner David Fuentes stepped away from the meeting.

 On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  COR
  Appropriation
  Interlocal Agreement
  Salary Projection
  Legal Approval
 
             
16.   Tax Office - Paul Villarreal:
             
A.   AI-71930    Discussion, consideration and action regarding implementation of new and updated motor vehicle tax forms

No action to be taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  affidavit of fact
  authorization letter
  residency affidavit
  letter to Valde Guerra
  affidavit of non title license holder
 
             
17.   Executive Office:
             
A.   Presentation for discussion of the following:
1) Update on ongoing county owned building construction, relocation and/or renovation repair projects

No action to be taken on this item.

2) Emergency situations occurring since last agenda meeting

No action to be taken on this item.
             
B.   AI-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.

Oscar Garcia, from JACOBS, explains to the Court the Wastewater Service Agreement.  Judge Richard Cortez is not in agreement with the terminology used in the agreement and recommends the agreement be void until the correct wording is worked out.  Ms. Josephine Ramirez from the D.A.'s office agrees.  She stated the agreement is going to be reworked and brought back at a later time.

No action to be taken on items 1 and 2.

Commissioner David Fuentes joined the meeting.

The Court recessed Commissioner Court at 3:04 p.m. to open Workshop.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court reconvened Commissioners Court at 3:04.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  agreement
  agreement
 
             
C.   AI-71757    1. Discussion, consideration and action on Border Trade Alliance 2019 membership dues

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

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

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

3. Discussion, consideration and action nominating a member to the Border Trade Alliance Board of Directors and designating a proxy.

Valde Guerra recommends Judge Richard Cortez be nominated as a member to the Border Trade Alliance.  Judge Richard Cortez accepts the nomination.  Commissioner Ellie Torres nominates Judge Richard Cortez to the alliance and recommends Commissioner David Fuentes as the proxy.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  affidavit
  levels
  dues
 
             
D.   AI-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)

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Auto Club County Mutual Insurance Company Settlement Check
 
             
18.   Human Resources:
             
A.   Requesting waiver of the Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments (if applicable) for personnel items listed

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
B.   AI-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.
Vote for 1-2

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  transfer
  par form
 
             
C.   AI-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

This vote was only for Slots #0143 and #0169; the other slots will be brought back at a later time.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  fiscal note
  STEP FORM
  PARS
 
             
D.   AI-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


On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PARs
 
             
E.   AI-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

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
  PARs
 
             
19.   Urban County:
             
A.   AI-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 Judge Richard Cortez
2. Joel Quintanilla Commissioner David Fuentes
3. Hector “Tito” Palacios Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu
4. Joe M. Flores Commissioner Joe Flores
5. Joseph Palacios Commissioner Ellie Torres

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu motions to appoint the same members from the correlating board.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 –Unanimously

The previous vote is rescinded; the correlating board is made up of Hidalgo County and Willacy County members. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

Commissioner Joe Flores motions to appoint all the commissioners and Judge Cortez to the board.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 –Unanimously
  Attachments:
  backup docs
 
             
B.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 –Unanimously
  Attachments:
  City of San Juan Contract
 
             
C.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  acknowledged for AHSTI
  Form 1295 CHDO HOME AHSTI
  agreement
 
             
D.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Form 1295 Acknowledged
  Form 1295 Certificate CHDO-PA
  agreement
 
             
E.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  AGREEMENT
  RABA KISTNER CONSULTANTS Agreement, Insurance & Form 1295
 
             
20.   Health & Human Services Department:
             
A.   AI-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.  

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Award Email
 
             
B.   AI-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.  

Vote for 1-2

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract Executed
  Legal Review
  Amendment
 
             
C.   AI-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
 
No action taken on items 1-3
  Attachments:
  voucher $1000
  voucher $500
  guidelines
  attachment A
 
             
D.   Indigent Health Care Program:
             
1.   AI-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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

B. Discussion and approval of funding source for CIHCP Level - 2 Program.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  flyer
  public notice
 
             
2.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  public notice
  flyer
 
             
21.   Head Start Program:
             
A.   AI-71814    Discussion/Approval of the 2019-2020 Area Distribution

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Area Distribution
 
             
22.   Adult Probation:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  cor
  DWI July approp
  DWI June approp
  budget
  request to certify revenues
 
             
23.   Community Service Agency:
             
A.   AI-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


On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
             
B.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  CSBG 2019 Amendment 2
 
             
C.   AI-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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  CEAP 2019 Amendment 1
 
             
24.   IT Department:
             
A.   AI-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
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


On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Fire Marshal backup
  Health & Human Services backup
  Planning Dept. backup
 
             
25.   Auditor's Office:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
26.   Planning Department:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
  Attachments:
  Nicholas Zamora A-76
 
             
B.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
4.a. Pct. 1- Appointment of Member to the Hidalgo County Subdivision Advisory Board & Hidalgo County Board of Building Line  Adjustment 

Commissioner David Fuentes appoints Joe Olivarez to the Subdivision Advisory Board.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
b. County Judge- Appointment of Member to the Hidalgo County Subdivision Advisory Board & Hidalgo County Board of Building Line Adjustment 

Judge Richard Cortez took no action on this item.

No action taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  Lockheart
  Valle Mesa Estates
  Replat of La Palmilla Apts.
 
             
C.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Affidavit
  Fuel Receipt
  req 399476
 
             
27.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Parcel 74
 
             
28.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Flores:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

The Court moved to agend item 29. A.
  Attachments:
  Agreement
 
             
B.   AI-71904    Resolution in honor of Mr. Jerry Bell.

John Womack accepts the Resolution on behalf of the family.  He thanks the Court for the recognition.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
The Court moved to agenda item 6. A.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  Resolution in Honor of Jerry Bell
 
             
29.   Precinct #4 - Comm. Torres:
             
A.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  COI-RGV Food Bank
 
             
30.   Budget & Management:
             
A.   AI-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


On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Fiscal Note
 
             
B.   AI-71874    Adult Probation:
1. Approval to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Hidalgo County and Hidalgo County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

2. Approval of interfund/appropriation of funds.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  doc
  Legal Approval
 
             
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.   AI-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

Options A and B is to extend the current agreement Option C is to go out for proposals.  Commissioner David Fuentes make a motion to go out for proposals; motion died due to lack of second.  Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu makes a motion for option A. requesting exemption from competitive bidding; motion died due to lack of second.  Commissioner Ellie Torres motions to go with option C. to advertise and go out for proposals.

The Court took no action on item A. and B.  The Court will take action on option C.

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. 

Commissioner Ellie Torres motioned to go with option C. to advertise and go out for proposals.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                    
Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously

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. 

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu recommends all the Chief of Staffs: Mando Garza, Belinda Reyes, Hermin Garza, and Mayor Suarez.

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu request for the scoring grade to by modified form a 0-100 scale.  He requests for the qualifying firms to still be scored on a 0-100 grid by then be ranked by 1,2,3 positions.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Exh A
  selection
 
             
2.   AI-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.  L & G                                                      ;
     2.  B2Z                                                         ;
     3.  TEDZ                                                       ;

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 

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 the Chiefs;

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Evaluation Criteria
  AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION TAB SHEET-
  No conflict Disclosure Form
 
             
3.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  AMENDMENT
  Amendment-revised
 
             
4.   AI-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.  

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
  legal
  C-19-101 agreement
  back up
  participation log
  acceptance sheet
  dept recomend
 
             
B.   County Judge's Office
             
1.   AI-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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
  Contract
  Contract
  Contract
  1295
  ceres agrmnt
  ceres legal
  crowdergulf agrmnt
  crowdergulf legal
  crowder
  drc agrmnt
  drc legal
 
             
C.   Pct. 1
             
1.   AI-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;

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

B. Requesting approval for the County Judge to sign all required documents.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  2019 grant
  Grants
  list
  application
  application
 
             
D.   Pct. 4
             
1.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously 
 
  Attachments:
  Contract
  Contract
  HB1295
  Legal Approval
 
             
2.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
  Contract
  HB1295
  Legal Approval
 
             
3.   AI-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

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
  Contract
  HB1295
  Legal Approval
 
             
E.   Constables
             
1.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Req. 00399311
  Contract Details
  Pricing Summary
  SAM.gov
  Form 1295
 
             
2.   AI-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
 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Caldwell 399796
  399911 (Dana)
 
             
F.   Health & Human Services Dept.
             
1.   AI-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.

Commissioner David Fuentes abstained from all discussions and/or actions on this item.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 4 - 0 -Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  Affidavit
  Contract
  contract
  HB1295
  legal
 
             
G.   WIC
             
1.   AI-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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  legal approval
  agreement
 
             
2.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Contract
  Legals Approval
  Recommendation Letter
  Contract
  Participation List
  Tabulation Sheet
  1295
 
             
H.   Tax Office
             
1.   AI-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


On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously 
  Attachments:
  394374
  394376
  394378
  394379
  394380
  DIR Contract
 
             
I.   Sheriff's Office
             
1.   AI-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".

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

Judge Richard Cortez had questions and concerns with the contract.  Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu rescinds his motion due to the lack of clarification on this agenda item.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 –Unanimously

The Court will not take action on this item at the time.
  Attachments:
  Amendment #1
  Current Agreement
  Current Insurance
  HB1295
  Legal Approval
 
             
2.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Backup for Req 399027
 
             
3.   AI-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.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Backup
  Goodbuy Agreement
  Fee Compliance
  1295
  SAM
 
             
J.   District Attorney
             
1.   AI-71957    a. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code, Section 262.024(a) (7) (a) proprietary software;

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

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. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  1295
  Legals Approval
  Agreement
  Tex. Gov. Code
 
             
32.   Open Forum

Alejandra Alejo, from LUPE, would like Commissioner Ellie Torres to take into consideration all the signatures LUPE has taken up for the lighting project.
Maria Ordones, from Lupe, would like Commissioner Ellie Torres to provide her subdivision with trash bins for the trash and tires.
Fern McClaughtery has questions on the tax rates. She would like the Court to lower the rate by one cent. She is also request for the county to set up an account in the amount of $500,000 to help elderly veterans with taxes.
Joe Rodriguez comes before the Court in reference to the No Refusal weekend. He is requesting for the No Refusal to apply to everyone including elected officials and politicians. He thanks TxDOT for listening to him in regards to speed bumps in residencial areas.
  Attachments:
  Forum Sign In
 
             
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:

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 -Unanimously
             
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.   AI-71931    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer
             
E.   AI-71770    Civil Action No. 7:19-cv-00153; Viviana Bautista, et al v Hidalgo County, et al
             
F.   AI-71870    Cause No. 7:18-cv-00080; Ruben Hernandez v Hidalgo County Texas & Elizardo Ramos
             
G.   AI-71902    CL-19-4378-E; Maria Isidra Perez et al v Hidalgo County
             
H.   AI-71833    Claim of Fernando Quiroz
             
I.   AI-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

No action to be taken on this item.
             
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation

No action to be taken on this item.
             
C.   AI-71932    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer

Commissioner David Fuentes makes a motion to appoint Felix Rodriguez as Veterans Services Officer.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
D.   AI-71771    Civil Action No. 7:19-cv-00153; Viviana Bautista, et al v Hidalgo County, et al

Valde Guerra requested for the Court to entertain a motion in settlement of, in the amount of $1,000.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
E.   AI-71871    Cause No. 7:18-cv-00080; Ruben Hernandez v Hidalgo County Texas & Elizardo Ramos

Valde Guerra requested for the court to entertain a compromised settlement agreement to dismiss cause. 

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
 
             
F.   AI-71903    CL-19-4378-E; Maria Isidra Perez et al v Hidalgo County

Valde Guerra would like to refer this case for representation to Josephine Ramirez from the District Attorneys Office.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
G.   AI-71834    Claim of Fernando Quiroz

Valde Guerra requested for settlement authority to make an offer in the amount of $15,000 and if accepted for check to be made to Farrah Law Group and Fernando Quiroz.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
H.   AI-71873    Claim of Delia Martinez

Valde Guerra requested for settlement authority to make an offer in the amount of $169.65.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
 
Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
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

Commissioners Court next week

Chairman Judge Richard Cortez adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.
Court proceeded to Workshop.
             
There being no further business to come before said

Court, the meetings of the Commissioners' Court and the

Drainage District #1 Board are now hereby adjourned.


Dated this the 27th day of August, 2019

ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk
Hidalgo County, Texas


By: ______________________________
Melissa S. Montalvo, Deputy


I, ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk attest that this is an accurate accounting of a proceeding of the Commissioners’ Court held on August 27, 2019.

Signed this 27th day of August, 2019




ATTEST:
ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR.
County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk
Of the Commissioners’ Court of
Hidalgo County


By: ____________________________
(Seal) Melissa S. Montalvo, Deputy
 

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