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AGENDA
HIDALGO COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING
September 22, 2020
10:00 A.M.
                                          

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, that a SPECIAL 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:

In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, Governor Abbott has suspended various provisions that require government officials and members of the public to be physically present at a specified meeting location.  As a result, all or some government officials may participate via videoconference.  Additionally, members of the public are encouraged to watch the meetings online, at:
www.hidalgocounty.us/HClive

To participate in public comment, please call: (956) 292-7630 and you will be given further instruction and be provided with a toll free number at that time.

 
             
1.   Roll Call
 
2.   Pledge of Allegiance
 
3.   Prayer
 
4.   Approval of Consent Agenda
 
5.   Open Forum
 
6.   County Judge's Office:
 
A. 77435   Proclamation for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
 
7.   District Attorney's Office:
 
A. 77389   DA - Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG) (1281) / Criminal DA (1100):
1. Approval to accept the FY 2021 Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG) award in the amount of $42,000.00 effective 09/01/2020 through 08/31/2021 with authority for County Judge, as authorized official to electronically sign via Docusign the grant contract.
2. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the Co. Auditor, for the FY 2021 VCLG in the amount of $42,000.00 and appropriation of the same.
3. Approval to reclassify fringe benefits expenditures to the Criminal DA - General Fund Account.
 
B. 77461   AFDC/Food Stamp (1100):
1. Approval of Local Prosecuting Agreement Contract No. 529-11-0064-00-103 between the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
2. Approval for Criminal District Attorney, Ricardo Rodriguez, Jr. to sign contract.
 
8.   HIDTA - Task Force:
 
A. 77422   1. Authorization and approval to accept award no. G20SS0002A, Supplement Number 1, Cooperative Agreement between Hidalgo County and the Executive Office of the President Office of National Drug Control Policy in the amount of $107,300.00 for the grant period of 01/01/2020-12/31/2021.
2. Authorization for County Judge,as authorized official, to sign grant award form and related documents.
3. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.
4. Approval of certification of revenues, as certified by the Co. Auditor, in the amount of $107,300.00 and appropriation of the same.
 
9.   Sheriff's Office:
 
A. 77464   1. Authorization and approval to purchase through the State of Texas Federal Surplus Program under Chapter 2175.001 of the Texas Local Government Code and Sec 262.024 (9)(C): Two (2) Engines in the amount of $375.00 through Requisition No. 00421293;
2. Authorization for the Purchasing Department to issue a purchase order and the County Treasurer to issue a check payable to Texas Facilities Commissioner after review, audit, and processing procedures have been completed by the County Auditor.
 
10.   Human Resources:
 
A.   Requesting waiver of the following, if applicable, for personnel items listed:
1. Civil Service Commission Rules - Section 3.22
2. Hidalgo County Personnel Policy Manual - Section 6.27
3. Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments
 
B. 77416   Health - Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Grant (1293):
Approval of the following personnel actions, effective 09/22/2020:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 340-013 0023 Public Health Specialist I 09
 
C. 77406   Health - COVID-19 Grant (1293):
Approval of the following personnel actions, effective 09/22/2020:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot Position Title Grade
Create 340-076 0023 COVID-19 Public Health Specialist II 11
Create 340-076 0024 COVID-19 Public Health Specialist II 11
 
D. 77469   Purchasing (1100):
1.Approval of the following personnel actions, effective next full pay period 09/28/2020:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Current Position Title Current Grade Proposed Position Title Proposed Grade
Title Change 160-001 0019 Supervisor II 11 Procurement Specialist II 11

2. Approval to add to the (CCP) Classified Positions List to include the new position: Procurement Specialist II (Grade 11).
 
E. 77478   Tax Office (1100):
Approval to create six (6) Full-Time Temporary positions, effective 10/01/2020 thru 12/31/2020 as follows:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 140-001 T234 - T239 Clerk I 01
 
11.   Urban County:
 
A. 77438   “Subject to compliance with HB 1295” the Urban County Program is requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract for professional services - Construction Material Testing Services with Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $8,389.70 utilizing CDBG FY 31 (2018) City of La Villa - Water & Sewer Improvements Funding and approval of Work Authorization No. 1.
 
B. 77395   “Subject to Compliance with HB 1295”, the Urban County Program is requesting approval to purchase equipment from DEMCO for the City of Mercedes Library in the amount of $11,405.60. UCP Fiscal Years 32 (2018) City of Mercedes will be utilized.
 
C. 77396   “Subject to Compliance with HB 1295”, the Urban County Program is requesting approval to purchase equipment from Southern Computer Warehouse for the City of Mercedes Library in the amount of $25,841.14. UCP Fiscal Years 31 & 32 (2018-2019) City of Mercedes will be utilized.
 
D. 77401   1. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code 262.024 (a)(4) for Professional Engineering Services;

2. Presentation of the scoring grid for the purposes of ranking by CC of at least three (3) Engineering Firms from the County’s approved “pool” as graded and evaluated by the City of San Juan, Urban County Program, and Hidalgo County Purchasing Department, in connection with and funded through Hidalgo County Urban County Program Year 33 (2020) San Juan Street Improvement Project funds.
Professional Service Firm Grade Ranked
SAMES Engineering 99.66%
CONSOR Engineering LLC 95.33%
Javier Hinojosa Engineering 92.66%

3. Authority to negotiate a professional engineering service contract with the No. 1 ranked firm of____________________ for the provision of Engineering Service for an Urban County Program Year 33 (2020) San Juan Street Improvements project.
 
E. 77394   1. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government Code 262.024 (a)(4) for Professional Engineering Services;

2. Presentation of the scoring grid for the purposes of ranking by CC of at least three (3) Professional Engineering firms from the County’s approved “pool” as graded and evaluated by the City of Hidalgo Urban County Program, and Hidalgo County Purchasing Department, in connection with and funded through Hidalgo County Urban County Program Years 31, 32 & 33 (2018, 2019 & 2020) Hidalgo Flood Drainage Improvement funds.
Professional Service Firm Grade Ranked
Javier Hinojosa Engineering 94.33%
Melden & Hunt, Inc. 88%
STRADA Engineering 86%

3. Authority to negotiate a professional engineering service contract with the No. 1 ranked firm of for the provision of Engineering Service for an Urban County Program Years 31, 32 & 33 (2018, 2019 & 2020) Hidalgo Flood Drainage Improvements project.
 
12.   Health & Human Services Department:
 
A. 77418   Requesting approval of the Certification of Revenue by the County Auditor in the amount of $191,832.55 from the Medicaid Administrative Claiming program for the quarter of July to September 2019 and appropriation of the same.
 
13.   Head Start Program:
 
A. 77346   Discussion/Approval of the Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Plan
 
B. 77347   Discussion/Approval of Request to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hidalgo County Head Start Program and McAllen Independent School District
 
C. 77348   Discussion/Approval of Request to Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hidalgo County Head Start Program and Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
 
D. 77344   Discussion/Approval to Submit the Following 2021 Budget Applications:
1. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
2. Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
 
14.   WIC:
 
A. 77427   1. WIC ADMIN-Program 001-(1292): Requesting approval of the Certification of Revenue by the County Auditor in the amount $9,200,000.00 for the FY 21 WIC Admin.and appropriation of the same.

2. WIC BF-Peer Counselor Program 002-(1292): Approval of Certification of Revenue in the amount of $953,484.00 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 BF Peer Counselor Program Grant and appropriation of the same.

3. WIC Registered Dietitian - Program 012-(1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $60,000 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 Registered Dietitian Program Grant and appropriation of the same.

4. WIC Lactation Services - Program 013-(1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $50,000.00 as certified by the County Auditor for FY 21 Lactation Services and appropriation of the same.

5. WIC Lactation Services Center - Program 017- (1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $289,000.00 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 WIC Lactation Services Center and appropriation of the same.

6. WIC Snap-Ed Breastfeeding - Program 025 (1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $15,000.00 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 WIC Snap -Ed Breastfeeding and appropriation of the same.

7. WIC Extra- Funding Summer Food Program - Program 020 (1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $22,580.00 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 WIC Extra-Funding Summer Food Program and appropriation of the same.

8. WIC Extra Funding -TXIN Internet- Program 022 (1292): Approval of Certification of Revenues in the amount of $72,990.00 as certified by the County Auditor for the FY 21 WIC Extra -Funding TXIN Internet and appropriation of the same.
 
15.   Planning Department:
 
A. 77425   1. Preliminary Approval with Variance Request
a. Montiel Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Joel Montiel) (Minnesota Road & Valverde Road)
No. of Lots: 3 Single Family
Flood Zone: C
Estimated Number of Streetlights:N/A
Filling Stations:N/A
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface
runoff will drain into Minnesota Road side ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Donna.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s
Paved: Yes, Minnesota Road is paved.
b. T & O Ranch Subdivision- Pct. 3 (T & O Ranch Inv., LLC.) (Mesquite Lane & El Pinto Road)
No. of Lots: 7 Single Family
Flood Zone: C
Estimated Number of Streetlights:N/A
Filling Stations:1
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface runoff will drain into Mesquite Lane road side ditch.
ETJ: No, Rural Area.
Water: Yes, provided by Agua SUD.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by Agua SUD.
Paved: Yes, Mesquite Lane is paved.
c. Mira Vista No. 2 Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Red Rock Real Estates Dev.) (Camino Real
Viejo Road & F.M. 1015)
No. of Lots: 35 Multi-Family
Flood Zone: B
Estimated Number of Streetlights:10
Filling Stations:4
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 Weslaco.
Water: Yes, provided by City of Weslaco.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by City of Weslaco.
Paved: Yes, Camino Real Viejo Road is paved and 3 internal streets to be paved.
d. Pueblo De Palmas Phase 26 Subdivision- Pct. 4 (Gary Frisby) (Cesar Chavez
Road & Mile 19 North Road)
No. of Lots: 106 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
Estimated Number of Streetlights:25
Filling Stations:6
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by an 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 City of Edinburg.
Paved: Yes, Cesar Chavez Road is paved and 7 internal streets to be paved.

2. Preliminary Approval
a. El Crucero Subdivision- Pct. 3 (Pena Chapa Dev.) (Mile 5 Road & Iowa Road)
No. of Lots: 25 Single Family
Flood Zone: X & A
Estimated Number of Streetlights:N/A
Filling Stations:4
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface runoff onto Mile 5 Road and Iowa Road side ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Mission.
Water: Yes, provided by Agua SUD.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s
Paved: Yes, Mile 5 Road and Iowa Road are paved.
b. RBR Subdivision No. 2 – Pct. 4 (Roel A. Rodriguez Jr.) (Mile 21 North Road & Valverde Road)
No. of Lots: 34 Single Family
Flood Zone: X
Estimated Number of Streetlights:6
Filling Stations:2
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by widening the existing drain ditch.
ETJ: No, Rural Area.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s
Paved: Yes, Mile 21 North Road is paved and 1 internal street to be paved.
c. El Pinto Estates Ph. 1 Subdivision- Pct. 3 (Victor J. Daniec) (El Pinto Road & Mesquite Lane)
No. of Lots: 38 Single Family, 2 Commercial
Flood Zone:C
Estimated Number of Streetlights: 8
Filling Stations: 3
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by onsite detention areas along the rear of the lots.
ETJ: No, Rural Area.
Water: Yes, provided by Agua SUD.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by Agua SUD.
Paved: Yes, El Pinto Road is paved and 1 internal street to be paved.
d. La Villita Estates No. 2 Subdivision- Pct. 4 (Alex Gonzalez) (Ramseyer Road & Doolittle Road)
No. of Lots: 41 Single Family, 2 Commercial
Flood Zone:X
Estimated Number of Streetlights: 8
Filling Stations: 3
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system discharging to an onsite detention pond which the system will connect to an existing storm sewer line along Ramseyer Road.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Edinburg.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by City of Edinburg.
Paved: Yes, Ramseyer Road is paved and 3 internal streets to be paved.
e. Era Monte Subdivision – Pct. 3 (Pena Chapa Dev.) (Circle 6th Street & Mile 4 Road)
No. of Lots: 131 Single Family
Flood Zone:C & A
Estimated Number of Streetlights: 21
Filling Stations: 13
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by storm sewer system and detention will be provided by the proposed drain ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of La Joya.
Water: Yes, provided by Agua SUD.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s
Paved: Yes, Circle 6th Street is paved.El Quelite Road and 4 internal streets to be paved.

3. Final Approval
a. Yarely Estates Subdivision - Pct. 3 (Mirthala Solis) (Mile 5 North Road & Doffing Road)
No. of Lots: 6 Single Family, 3 Commercial
Flood Zone:X
Streetlights: N/A
Filling Stations: N/A
Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface runoff onto Mile 5 North Road and Doffing Road side ditch.
ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Mission.
Water: Yes, provided by Agua SUD.
Sewer: Yes, OSSF’s have been installed.
Paved: Yes, Mile 5 North Road and 1 internal street are paved.
b. Caledonia Estates Phase III Subdivision- Pct. 4 (Ricardo R. Salinas Jr.) (Curry Road & Cesar Chavez Road)
No. of Lots: 40 Single Family
Flood Zone:X
Streetlights: 8
Filling Stations: 3
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 Edinburg.
Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
Sewer: Yes, Sanitary Sewer provided by City of Edinburg.
Paved: Yes, Curry Road and 4 internal streets are paved.
 
16.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
 
A. 77481   Resolution in honor of Dr. Richard Rivera for 53 years of service
 
B. 77446   1. Requesting approval for the County Judge to sign Federal Assistance Standard Form 424 (SF-424) in preparation for submittal of applications(s) to GLO's CDBG-MIT Competitons.
2.Requesting approval for the County Judge to sign "Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization Division Mitigation-Local Certifications" in preparation for submittal of application(s) to GLO's CDBG-MIT Competitions.
3. Request to advertise Notice for Public Comments in The Monitor (on 10/02/2020) and 10/11/2020) for submittal of application(s) to GLO's CDBG-MIT Competitions and to pay related publication expenses.
4. Request to schedule Public Meetings on October 6, 2020 and October 13, 2020 to receive Public Comments regarding Hidalgo County's application(s) to GLO's CDBG-MIT Competitions.
 
17.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Flores:
 
A. 77440   Discussion and consideration to accept donation of two parcels of land via Special Warranty Deed from St. Marie Properties, Ltd. for a 16,222 square feet tract of land and a 14,849 square feet of land situated in the Lazero Flores Survey as more particularly described by metes and bounds in the attached surveys for the Liberty Road Project PH I (from US 83 to Mile 3).
 
B. 77430   Requesting approval to accept counteroffer to purchase a tract of land known as Parcel 59 associated with the Veterans Blvd. project with authority for the County Judge to sign the Administrative Evaluation and Approval Form.
 
18.   Budget & Management:
 
A. 77197   Presentation of the 2nd Qtr. 2020 Health Insurance Report by Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
 
B. 77436  
CARES Act Relief Funds (1287):
Discussion, consideration, and action to approve the ratification of necessary CARES Act Relief Fund expenditures, as listed on Exhibit A, to cover costs not accounted for in the current budget and cannot be lawfully funded by line item, allotment or allocation in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency; the Court having reviewed the Agenda Item Briefing, herein finds that such expenditure is reasonable and necessary for the intended use.
 
C. 77391   Requesting approval for payment of Hidalgo County's share of El Morillo Drain expenses to Rio Grande Regional Water Authority totaling $86,351.44, with authority to County Treasurer to issue payment after review and auditing procedures are completed by County Auditor.
 
D. 77468   DBM-Health Insurance Adm (2201):
Approval of salary schedule changes in accordance with Hidalgo County Classification and Compensation Pay Plan:
FROM TO
Action Dept/Prg Slot Position Title G/S Budgeted Salary Proposed Salary G/S Effective Date
Budget Adjustment (Lateral Transfer) 115-009 0019 Employee Benefits Analyst I 10/01 40,552.00 43,440.00 10/03 09/28/2020
 
E.   Budget Appropriations:
 
1. 77466   Pursuant to Texas Local Government Code 111.070, approval of emergency appropriation from the General Fund - Fund Balance in the amount of $500,000.00 for emergency related expenditures.
 
19.  
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. 77414  
A. Pursuant to Legal Notice #2, recommending waiver of formality/ technicality[ non submittal of USB based on Company Policy prohibiting down loading of information] on bid submitted by SBA Tower IV, as it is in the best interest of HC to do so; if item approved;

B. Presentation of sole responsible vendor, SBA Tower IV meeting all specification for the purpose of award and approval of contract for RFB titled:Hidalgo Hidalgo County "Lease of Tower Space-La Joya" through project NO. 2020-221-08-26-ABV.
 
2. 77442  
A. Discussion, consideration and action authorizing Valiant Energy Sources to solicit information from awarded vendors in connection with the provision of Energy to assess, recommend and demonstrate savings initiatives/programs, etc. through the use of a Letter of Authorization Form and a Designation of Representation and possible implementation;

B. Authority for the County Judge to complete and execute the Designation of Representation and Authorization Letters/Forms for Valiant Energy Sources.
 
3. 77452  
Acceptance and approval to execute Amendment No. 10 [as drafted by Hon. J. Hawkins, Porter Hedges] between Hidalgo County and Architect, HDR Architecture, Inc., [C-16-141-10-31] to include The Court of Appeals entry elevation redesign [described in document] for the lump sum of $19,000.00 in connection with the "Construction of the New Hidalgo County Courthouse" Project.
 
4. 77441  
Discussion, consideration and action to award bid and approval of contract document to the responsible qualifying vendor, CTC Distributing, LTD [meeting all specifications and requirements as set forth and approved by CC and included in the procurement packet] for Hidalgo County project titled: "Off-Premises Storage, Records Management, Pick-Up Retrieval and Delivery Services" RFB No. 2020-218-08-05-ABV and subject to Form 1295.
 
5. 77467  
Approval to adopt the updated Wage Study provided to STC, dated March 01, 2019, as set forth in the provisions of Section 3.2 of agreement no. C-18-218-06-19, which determines prevailing wage rates for all County public works projects in accordance with the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement [ILA] with South Texas College, and pursuant to the authority granted under Texas Government Code Section 2258.022(a)(1).
 
6. 77465  
Forensic/Autopsy Center:
A.Requesting approval of Work Authorization No. 2 (with an estimated cost of $42,512.00) as submitted by the project engineer, Halff Associates, Inc., to provide MEP engineering services for the "Installation of Generators at various County Facilities," through Contract # C-20-185-06-30;

B. Pursuant to contract with Halff Associates, Inc., (Article 15) C-20-185-06-30, a request by engineer for CC to permit the subcontracting of The Warren Group Architects, Inc. to provide architectural services for the "Installation of Generators at various County Facilities".
 
B.   County Judge's Office
 
1. 77473   Emergency Management:
Discussion and applicable action on the Renovation of Two Buildings (located on corner of Mahl & 10th Sts., aka, HC Annex IV) for the housing of "Emergency Management and Call Centers" through the CC approved/selected construction option of cooperative purchasing programs awarded Job Order Contractors.
 
2. 77411  
A. Requesting approval of an "exception" to Hidalgo County's current approved [revised 7-31-18] Purchasing Policies and Procedures 8.01.02 [pg. 11, c. & d.] due to the time constraints and urgency to publish Census deadline reminders to the residents of the County;
B. Ratification of Purchase Order #821202 issued to AIM Media Texas Operating, LLC, dba, The Monitor Business Office for the publication on digital media notices/reminders to the residents of the impending deadlines to participate, complete and submit the Census notifying the public of the importance and impact of a true population count and it's impact to Hidalgo County.
 
C.   Pct. 1
 
1. 77484  
A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government code, Section 262.024 (A) (4) professional services;
B. Presentation of scoring grid (for the purposes of ranking by CC) the firms graded and evaluated through the County approved "pool" of professional engineering services for " ON CALL" Precinct No. 1 Projects;
AEC Engineering, LLC ARMKO Alpha Infrastructure
Evaluator No.1 92 90 94
Evaluator No.2 93 92 95
Evaluator No.3 95 96 97
Total 280 278 286
Rank 2 3 1


C. Authority for the Purchasing Department to negotiate a professional engineering services agreement commencing with the No. 1 ranked firm of _____________________ for professional engineering services for "ON CALL & AS NEEDED" basis for Precinct No. 1 Projects.
 
2. 77485  
A. Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements under the Texas Local Government code, Section 262.024 (A) (4) professional services;

B. Presentation of scoring grid(for the purposes of ranking by CC) the firms graded and evaluated through the County approved "pool" of professional engineering services for Precinct No.1 Mile 5 1/2 (M10-M11) Road Project;
Landtech Javier Hinojosa Engineering Ethos
Evaluator No.1 92 95 94
Evaluator No.2 93 95 91
Evaluator No.3 97 98 96
Total 282 288 281
Rank 2 1 3
C. Authority for the Purchasing Department to negotiate a professional engineering services agreement commencing with the No. 1 ranked firm of _____________________ for professional engineering services for Precinct No.1 Mile 5 1/2 (M10-M11) Road Project.
 
D.   Pct. 4
 
1. 77444  
Requesting approval and acceptance of PS&E submitted by project architect, ERO International for Construction of New Mechanic's Shop - P4 in order to complete the procurement packet [as Legal Notice and up front documents previously approved by CC] for distribution to interested vendors with first advertising of project published on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2020.
 
E.   District Attorney
 
1. 77291  
Requesting approval to purchase Three (3) 2021 Toyota Tacomas' Double Cab SR5 4X2 through awarded vendor, Silsbee Ford, Goodbuy Coop. contract #20-8F000 in the amount of $100,305.00.
 
20.   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. 77407   Approval to accept settlement check from Utica National Insurance Group in the amount of $3,157.97 to settle auto accident claim with County vehicle. (Sheriff Office)
 
C. 77397   Discussion, consideration and action on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County of Hidalgo and Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) by and through Valley Metro for bus shuttle services
 
21. 77454   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding:
A. County response to disaster/health emergency:
1. CARES Act Funds
B. Measures necessary to preserve public health and safety
C. Direction regarding County government operations, including but not limited to essential functions
 
22.   Closed Session:
Commissioners' Court may go into Closed Session pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071, (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberation regarding Real Property), Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters) and Section 551.087 (Economic Development) to discuss the following:
 
A.   Real Estate Acquisition
 
B.   Private consultation and advice of counsel concerning pending, potential and/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.
 
C.   Consultation with Legal Counsel regarding Legal Action due to emergency situation
 
D. 77404   CL-20-1720-G; Gilberto Espino et al v City of Elsa & Hidalgo County
 
E. 77420   Case No. 7:20-cv-034; USA v 44.697 acres of land & Fortco Properties, LTD.
 
F. 77448   Claim of Maria Esthela Villarreal
 
23.  
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)
 
24.   Open Session:
 
A.   Real Estate Acquisition and appropriation for same
 
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation
 
C.   Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding response to public health emergency
 
D. 77405   CL-20-1720-G; Gilberto Espino et al v City of Elsa & Hidalgo County
 
E. 77421   Case No. 7:20-cv-034; USA v 44.697 acres of land & Fortco Properties, LTD.
 
F. 77450   Claim of Maria Esthela Villarreal
 
25.   Closed Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
 
26.   Open Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
 
27.   Adjourn
 

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