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SPECIAL MEETING - June 6, 2019

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this 6th day of June A.D., 2019, there was begun and held a SPECIAL 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
June 6, 2019
9:30 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:

             
1.   Roll Call

Judge Richard Cortez called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. All the Commissioners were present for roll call.
             
2.   Pledge of Allegiance

On June 6, 1944 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France for what is now known as D-Day. Today marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the battle of Normandy. More than 9,000 solders lost their lives, their sacrifice allowed the United States and allied forces to win World War II. Their are less than 4% surviving veterans from this war. Today we honor those solders. As part of Hidalgo County's efforts to recognize those sacrifices the Commissioners Court began a new tradition by having our Pledge of Allegiance lead by a Veteran. Today Dr. Marta Kang a veteran of the United Stated Army will lead us in the Pledge.

The court was led by Dr. Marta Kang, United States Army Veteran, in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
3.   Prayer

Opening prayer was offered by Julia Sullivan.

The Court moved to agenda item 5.A.
             
4.   Approval of Consent Agenda

The court moved to approve the consent agenda with the exception of item: 7 C., 9. A. 1 and 2, and 10. O. 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
The Court moved to Consent Agenda.
             
5.   County Judge's Office:
             
A.   AI-70636    Proclamation in Honor of Women Veterans Day

Samuel Perez, from Hidalgo County Veterans Services, recognized the women veterans and their accomplishments. Each of the women veterans were presented with an honorary challenge coin.

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:
  Resolution
  Women Veterans Day
 
             
B.   AI-70637    Resolution in honor of Rev. Msgr. Louis L. Brum.

Reverend Monsignor Brum thanks the Court and is honored to accept the resolution.

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:
  Resolution
  resolution
 
             
C.   AI-70665    Resolution honoring 2019 Miss Texas Yesenia Yvette Guerrero.

Miss Guerrero thanks the Court for the recognition.  She thanks her family and the community for all the support.

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
The Court moved to agenda item 23.A.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
D.   AI-70638    Resolution in support of Summer Meals Programs.

Dr. Elaine Hernandez, Regional Director of Texas Hunger Initiative, recognized the partnership of all the organizations that make this program possible.  Mr. Longoria also thanks the organizations and the Court.

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 moved to agenda item 22. A.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
6.   District Attorney's Office:
             
A.   AI-70505    Hidalgo County DA's Office - Region 3 - Border Prosecution Unit (BPU) Grant (1281):
Approval to submit a BPU Grant #2537808 budget adjustment to the Office of the Governor (OOG).

Commissioner Joe Flores stepped away from the meeting.

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 
  Attachments:
  budget
 
             
7.   HIDTA - Task Force:
             
A.   AI-70622    HIDTA (1291):
Approval to ratify reprogram request submitted to South Texas HIDTA from FY18 grant funds in the amount of $5,788.47 and related transfer.

Commissioner Joe Flores joined the meeting.

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
The Court moved to agenda item 9.A.
 
  Attachments:
  LIT #1
  reprogram-REVISED
 
             
8.   District Clerk - Laura Hinojosa:
             
A.   AI-70645    Resolution in honor of Victor Sanchez for 28 years of service.

Ricardo Contrerras read the Resolution on behalf of the District Clerks Office.  Victor Sanchez was unable to attend the meeting for the recognition; however, his childhood friends received the recognition on his behalf.

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 agenda item 4.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  Victor Sanchez Resolution
 
             
9.   Sheriff's Office:
             
A.   AI-70646    Approval for Hidalgo County Sheriff to sign the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Records Services License Plate Reader (LPR) User Agreement regarding use of the LPRs and related data retention and to gain access to the Texas Automated License Plate Reader (LPR) Database so that data may be shared among all participating local, state, and federal agencies and approval to submit signed agreement thru eGrants. 

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:
  Affidavit
 
             
B.   AI-70563    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint David Trujillo Jr., student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as an intern under the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Internship Program for the period of August 2019 to December 2019.

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:
  APPLICATION
 
             
C.   AI-70616    Authorization and Approval to apply for the FY 2020 Automobile Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority Grant (ABTPA) with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) awards financial grants to agencies, organizations, and concerned parties in an effort to raise public awareness of vehicle theft and burglary and implement education and prevention initiatives.

Commissioner David Fuentes stepped away from 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: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Manual
  Report
  Plan
  Application Notice 2019
 
             
D.   AI-70617    Sheriff's Office - Operation Stonegarden FY16 (1284):
Ratification of email dated May 20, 2019 to request 1 month extension for FY2016 Operation Stonegarden.

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: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Email
  Backup
 
             
10.   County Treasurer:
             
A.   AI-70677   
  1. Approval of Hidalgo County Investment Policy;
Commissioner David Fuentes joined the meeting.

Judge Cortez inquired on changes made to the policy.  Mr. Alfredo Zamarripa informs the Court of the changes made to the policy:  Authorizing investments changed from 2 year maximum to 3 years, #2 changed from 2 year maximum to 3 years, #4 also changed from 2 year maximum to 3 year, #5 and #6 also had the same changes (these changes were made so more earnings from interest could be incurred), #8 had a change in description from Reverse Repurchase Agreement to Reverse Security Repurchase Agreement, #9 had a stage maturity date of 180 days it changed to 270 days (due to Chapter Local Governing Code 2256), #11 added and complies with Federal Security and Exchange Commission Rule 2A-7 CFR Section 270.2A-7, Removed invest in an aggregate more than 15% of its monthly average fund balance, Item M was added in regards to pools policy and holding deposits in cash.

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

       2.  Approval of resolutions for Texas Class, Lone Star Investment Pool, and Multi-Bank Securities, Inc;

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, 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.

        3.  Approval of Hidalgo County Broker Dealer list.

The list is determined by the lists from previous years.  Mr. Zamarripa informed the Court the department has a little over 400 million invested.

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
  Order
  Resolution
  Resolution
  Lone Star Pool - resolution
  HC Broker Dealer List
  HC Investment Policy Order
  Texas Class - resolution
  Texas Class - resolution
 
             
11.   Constable Pct. #1:
             
A.   AI-70551    Constable Pct. 1 - OPSG 2018 (1284)
1. Authorization to accept the Approval Notice in reference to Operation Stonegarden FY 2018 for the amount of $75,000.00.

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. Authorization and approval for County Judge, as authorized official, to electronically accept grant award form and related documents.

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

3. Authorization to pay Overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.

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

4. Approval of Certification of Revenues, as certified by the County Auditor, for the FY 2018 Operation Stonegarden Grant in the amount of $75,000.00 and appropriation of same.

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:
  Back up
  Soga 2018
 
             
12.   Constable Pct. #2:
             
A.   AI-70547    Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Alejandro Portales III 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. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
13.   Constable Pct. #3:
             
A.   AI-70580    Discussion, consideration, and approval to appoint Rafael Ochoa, Jr., as Reserve Deputy Constable, by Lazaro Gallardo, Jr., Constable Pct. 3, in accordance to the Texas Local Government Code Section 86.012.

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:
  Local Gov't Code
 
             
14.   Constable Pct. #4:
             
A.   AI-70549    Constable Precinct 4 - OPSG (1284):
1. Authorization to accept the Approval Notice in reference to Operation Stonegarden FY2018 Grant for the amount of $110,000.00.

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

2. Authorization and approval for County Judge, as authorized official, to electronically accept grant award form and related documents.

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

3. Authorization to pay overtime reimbursable under the grant terms and conditions.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously

4. Approval of Certification of Revenues as certified by the County Auditor for the Operation Stonegarden FY2018 Grant in the amount of $110,000.00 and appropriation of same.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Appropriation
  SOGA
 
             
B.   AI-70615    Requesting declaration of public purpose pursuant to the Texas Constitution Article 3 Section 52 for the purchase of promotional items, specifically tents and/or throw/tablecloths.  These items will be used to inform, relate progress, educate and report information to our constituents on aspects dealing with public safety, education and/or events. All promotional items and/or supplies acquired will be through the County requisition and purchase order procedures with proper and available funding for said expenditures. 

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
  Attachments:
  Art3Sec52
 
             
15.   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

No action to be taken on these item.
             
B.   AI-70682    1.  Requesting approval of revised Application for FEMA Disaster 4377-DR-TX to the Texas Division of Emergency Management as it relates to the central portion of Hidalgo County Precinct No. 1, including Las Brisas/Chapa Road area to the east of the IBWC Floodway and approval of any subsequent Notices, Forms and applications .  

Correction: Las Brisas/Chapa Road east up to IBWC Floodway

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

2. Requesting approval of Floodplain Manager Authorization Form as it relates to FEMA Disaster 4377-DR-TX.

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:
  signature page
  application
 
             
16.   Human Resources:
             
A.   Requesting waiver of the Budget Amendment Policy - Personnel Related Amendments (if applicable) for personnel items listed

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.   AI-70642    Department of Human Resources/ Precinct 4:
Approval to conduct a six month pilot project (to begin 06/17/2019) to test a proposed Employee Evaluation Program in Precinct 4 and in the Department of Human Resources, and approval of the evaluation forms and instructions that will be tested in the pilot project.  

Commissioner Ellie Torres is excited and eager to implement the pilot.  The pilot is projected to begin June 15,2019.  The county does not currently have a formal evaluation process; currently each department does their own evaluation process.  This program is not policy; however, if the program functions as expected the idea is to implement it next year as part of a yearly evaluation process.  Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu inquires if monies are still  being set aside for step increases.  Mr. Silguero informed him they are; however, the department is compiling data for those employees with disciplinary actions.  Those employees will not qualify for increases; all other employees will qualify.  The department will still come to Court as part of the budget process to request funding.

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:
  Clerical & Administrative Performance Review Form
  Field Operations & Trades Performance Review Form
  Management & Professional Performance Review Form
  Supervisory & Technical Performance Review Form
  Instructions
 
             
C.   AI-70481    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint Emma E. Biberstine and Stephanie Martinez as volunteers/interns under the WIC Lactation Care Center for the  period of July 10, 2019 through July 12, 2019.

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:
  Waivers
 
             
D.   AI-70600    Discussion, consideration and approval to appoint Kelsey Lynn Dominguez as a volunteer/intern under the Hidalgo County Public Defender's Office for the period of June 10, 2019 through July 19, 2019.

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:
  Waiver
 
             
E.   AI-70597    Criminal District Attorney (1100)/ DA CCP59 (1223)/ DA Bond Forfeiture Commissions (1100):
Approval to award discretionary step 2 to employee hire under slot no. 080-002-0047, Assistant District Attorney III after approval of HR criteria certification in accordance with Section 8.03 of the Classification and Compensation Plan, effective upon Commissioners' Court approval.

Commissioner Joe Flores stepped away from the meeting.

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
             
F.   AI-70097    Sheriff (1100):
Approval of the following personnel actions, effective next full pay period 06/10/2019:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Current Position Title Current Grade/ Step Proposed Position Title Proposed Grade/ Step
Reclassification 280-001 0249 Accountant I G08/S03 Accountant II G10/S01
Reclassification 280-001 0429 Technician III G08/S01 Technician IV G10/S01
Re-Grade 280-001 0243 Human Resources Supervisor G11 Human Resources Supervisor G12
Reclassification 280-001 0283 Human Resources Specialist I G06/S03 Human Resources Specialist II G08/S01
Reclassification 280-001 0409 Human Resources Specialist I G06/S01 Clerk IV G07/S01
Reclassification 280-001 0276 Administrative Assistant I G04/S05 Clerk IV G07/S01
Delete 280-001 0414 Administrative Assistant I G04/S02 - -

Commissioner Joe Flores joined the meeting. 

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:
  Fiscal Note
 
             
G.   AI-70614    Pct. 3 Road Maintenance (1200):
Approval to create a Temporary Full-Time position for 27 weeks beginning 06/24/2019 and ending 12/23/2019:
Action Dept./ Prg. Slot # Position Title Grade
Create 123-005 T113 Clerk I 01

 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:
  Fiscal Note
 
             
17.   Urban County:
             
A.   AI-70640    1.   Public Hearing regarding the FY 2019-2020 Hidalgo County Urban County Program’s One Year Action Plan for Program Year (32). 

Diana Serna requested for a public hearing to be opened.  Judge Richard Cortez opened the public hearing for Hidalgo County Urban County.  The Action Plan was explained in court by Ms. Serna. There was no one in the audience for the public hearing. Commissioner David Fuentes inquires on the last day for public comments on this item. Ms. Serna informed the Court Friday was the last day for public comments.  Mr. Valde Guerra informed the Court, for the record all the proper publications were made.  Judge Richard Cortez closed the public hearing.

2.   Requesting approval of and for submission of the FY 2019-2020 Hidalgo County Program’s One Year Action Plan for Program Year (32).

The Plan consists of $7,356,817.00 for CDBG, $1,854,761.00 for Home Program, and $641,618.00 for Emergency Solutions.  Judge Cortez requests clarification on how the money is distributed to the cities and the community.  Ms. Serna explains to the Court the distribution formula is a "gentlemen's agreement" that has been in effect since 1988.  Moreover, the money is mostly evenly distributed with the exception of two communities, Weslaco and San Juan, which do get an additional amount of funding due to the size of the area. Commission Ellie Torres suggest a Workshop be conducted for the following year so as to better understand the distribution of funds.

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.   Authorization for County Judge Richard F. Cortez to sign any and all documents related to funding.

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
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  2019 Annual Action Plan Narratives
 
             
B.   AI-70566    Approval of a Proclamation declaring June 2019 Home Ownership Month within the County of Hidalgo.

Commissioner Joe Flores joined the meeting.

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:
  Proclamation June 2019
 
             
C.   AI-70559    Resolution authorizing renewal of a Revolving Line of Credit with Lone Star National Bank of McAllen for the Urban County Program with authority for UCP to draw from such line of credit.

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu abstained from all discussions and/or actions on this item.

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: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Affidavit
  Resolution
  Resolution renewing a line of Credit
 
             
D.   AI-70578    Subject to compliance with HB 1295, requesting approval of a best and final negotiated contract and approval of Work Authorization No. 1 for professional engineering services with Cruz-Hogan Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $39,550.00 utilizing CDBG FY 31 (2018) San Juan Street Improvements Funding.

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:
  Service Agreement
  Cruz Hogan Consultants, Inc Agreement, Insurance & Form 1295
 
             
E.   AI-70558    Requesting approval of Resolution to re-designate Urban County Program Director as Certifying Officer Designee for Environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD Environmental responsibilities (CDBG, HOME, ESG, COLONIA, TDHCA, TDRA, GLO Program and etc.).

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
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  resolution
 
             
F.   AI-70561    Requesting approval of Resolution to re-authorize Urban County Program Director to approve certain Change Orders on Urban County Projects.

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  resolution
 
             
G.   AI-70562    Requesting approval of Resolution to Re-authorize Urban County Program Director to sign and execute contracts and agreements after Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court approval as they relate to all Hidalgo County Urban County Program projects and those included in the Annual Action Plan.

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:
  Resolution
  resolution
 
             
H.   AI-70560    Approval of Resolution authorizing to advertise for construction and related activities for all projects identified in the 2019-2020 One Year Action Plan, subsequent amendments and Colonia funded activities (Texas General Land Office, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, etc.).

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:
  Resolution
  resolution
 
             
I.   AI-70690    Subject to compliance with HB 1295 the Urban County Program is requesting consideration and action to award and enter into a requirements agreement for purchase of materials with Texas Cordia Construction, LLC for the purchase of Type D Hot Mix Asphalt (Limestone) and delivery service for the City of Alamo Street Improvements project. It is estimated that 1,400 tons will be required for this project for a total of $98,210.00 utilizing UCP - City of Alamo Street Improvement funds FY 29 & FY 30 (2016 & 2017).

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:
  AGREEMENT
  legal approval
  agreement
 
             
18.   Health & Human Services Department:
             
A.   AI-70683    Discussion and acknowledgement of Dr. David Gomez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine resident joining the Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department for the 2019 Summer Rotation.  This is in accordance with the fully executed Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between The County of Hidalgo and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Preventative Medicine Residency Program.  

Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu 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
 
             
B.   AI-70535    Requesting approval to allow Hidalgo County Health & Human Services staff in partnership with Hidalgo County Emergency Management staff to host and provide training for local Amateur Radio Operators at the Health Department conference room.  The Field Day Exercise will be held on June 22 - 23, 2019.  

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
             
19.   Fire Marshal's Office:
             
A.   AI-70545    Discussion, consideration and action on Management Control Agreement regarding Texas Department of Public Safety and FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems between Hidalgo County Fire Marshal's Office and IT Department.

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: 4 - 0 – Unanimously
Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu joined the meeting.
  Attachments:
  Agreement
  legal
 
             
20.   Planning Department:
             
A.   AI-70576    1. Preliminary Approval
a.Midnight Run Subdivision- Pct. 4 (Luis Garcia Jr.) (Rogers Road & Citation Street)
 No. of Lots: 1 Single Family
 Flood Zone: X
 Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation and surface runoff will drain into Rogers Road side ditch.
 ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Edinburg
 Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation.
 Sewer: Yes, OSSF
 
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. Final Approval
a. Aurora Valley Phase 5 Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Rhodes Enterprises, Inc.) (Wisconsin Road & Dillon Road)
 No. of Lots: 99 Single Family
 Streetlights: 22 streetlights
 Flood Zone: C
 Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by a 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 have been installed for (99) single family lots.
 
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

b. Las Toronjas Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Las Toronjas, Ltd.) (Mile 13 ½ North Road & F.M. 493)
 No. of Lots: 124 Single Family
 Streetlights: 23 streetlights
 Flood Zone: C
 Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by a 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 have been installed for (124) single family lots.
 
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

3. Final Approval with Financial Guarantee
a.Krishnan Subdivision- Pct. 1 (S. Gopal Krishnan) (Victoria Road & Lott Road)
 No. of Lots: 2 Single Family
 Flood Zone: B
 Drainage: Yes, Drainage will be provided by natural perculation within the proposed lots and surface runoff will drain into Victoria Road side ditch.
 ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Donna
 Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation
 Sewer: Yes, (2) OSSF’s have been escrowed.
 *Final Approval with Cash Deposit in the amount of $3,000.00 for 2 OSSF’s.

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

b. North Valley Ranchettes Subdivision- Pct. 1 (Premier Equity Investments, LLC.) (Mile 12 North Road & Mile 4 West Road)
 No. of Lots: 12 Single Family
 Flood Zone: X
 Drainage: Yes, Storm drainage will be provided by a Regional Detention Facility dedicated to HCDD#1 with an outfall structure discharging to an existing drain ditch south of Mile 12 North Road.
 ETJ: Yes, approved by the City of Weslaco
 Water: Yes, provided by North Alamo Water Supply Corporation
 Sewer: Yes, (11) OSSF’s have been installed and (1) OSSF has been escrowed.
 *Final Approval with Cash Deposit in the amount of $1,500.00 for 1 OSSF.

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 22. D.
  Attachments:
  Midnight Run
  Aurora Valley Ph. 5
  Las Toronjas
  Krishnan
  North Valley Ranchettes
 
             
21.   Precinct #1 - Comm. Fuentes:
             
A.   AI-70669    Resolution honoring Donna High School State Champion Powerlifters Corina Yanez and Arrianna Guerra.

Corina Yanez thanks the Commissioners, her family, and the school for the recognition.  Arrianna Guerra also thanks the Court, her coaches and her family for all the support.

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 agenda item 8. A.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
22.   Precinct #2 - Comm. Cantu:
             
A.   AI-70676    Resolution in honor of PSJA Memorial Student, Cruz Gomez.

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 
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
B.   AI-70678    Resolution in honor of PSJA Southwest Early College High School student, Diego Treviño.

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 
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
C.   AI-70679    Resolution in honor of PSJA Southwest Early College High School Coach, Lee Roy Perez.

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 agenda item 21. A.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
D.   AI-70648    Approval of an order authorizing Hidalgo County to enter into an Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Pct 2 Eldora Road Project from FM 3362 (Jackson Road) to Veterans Road ("I" Road), with authority for the County Judge to sign the Order.

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 agenda item 23.B.
  Attachments:
  Order
  Legal Approval Email
  Order
 
             
E.   AI-70659   
1. Requesting approval of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement (ICA) between the County of Hidalgo and the City of McAllen, Texas through the McAllen Public Utility Board regarding the installation of a twelve-inch water line along Dicker Road from 23rd St. eastward to its intersection with McColl Rd as part of the Pct 2 Dicker Road Project from 23rd Street to Jackson Rd.

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 

2. In accordance with Section 791.014 of the Texas Government Code, requesting approval of the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement (ICA) project regarding the installation of a twelve-inch waterline for the Pct 2 Dicker Road Project.

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 
The Court moved to agenda item 5. D.
  Attachments:
  INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
  ICA
  Legal Approval Email
 
             
23.   Precinct #3 - Comm. Flores:
             
A.   AI-70663    Resolution in honor of UIL State 5A Boys Golf Champion Jimmy Lee.

Jimmy Lee thanks the Court for the recognition.  He credits his parents, school and coaches for his accomplishments.  Julio Cerda, Sharyland School Board Member, recognized Jimmy Lee for his character.  Coach Ron Adame, Sharyland Athletic Director, also acknowledges Jimmy and his humble character.

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
The Court moved to agenda item 22.E.
  Attachments:
  Resolution
 
             
B.   AI-70573    Requesting approval of closing documents for Parcels 13 and 14 in connection with FM 494 (Shary Road) Project from FM 1924 to FM 676, with authority for the County Judge to sign all required documents on behalf of the County of Hidalgo.

No action to be taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  Parcel 13
  Parcel 14
 
             
24.   Precinct #4 - Comm. Torres:
             
A.   AI-70595    Requesting approval to name a private right of way road easement located approximately 1,930 feet West of Ware Road on the South Side of Mile 9 as Blue Indigo Service Road for 911 purposes.  

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
  Attachments:
  Blue Indigo Service Road-Backup
 
             
25.   Budget & Management:
             
A.   AI-70583    Various Departments:
Approval of salary schedule changes as per Exhibit A.

For the Record items presented are within the parameters set by Commissioners Court and or actions previously taken.

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:
  Exhibit A
 
             
B.   AI-70582    Various Department:
1. Approval of corrections to the 2019 Adopted Salary Schedule as listed on Exhibit A.
2. Approval of corrections to the 2019 Adopted Law Enforcement Pay Plan Table.

For the Record items presented are within the parameters set by Commissioners Court and/or actions previously taken.

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

Commissioner Ellie Torres comments in respect to the incentive plan for employees with higher education.  She does not believe the pay is in line with other entities.  She believes the incentive pay should be higher.  Moreover, added the school districts pay double the noted incentives for the respective educational levels.  She would like to revisit the item at a later time.
  Attachments:
  Exhibit A
  LE Pay Plan
 
             
C.   AI-70589    TXDOT - Pct 3 Liberty Blvd (1315):
Authorization to submit the Economically Disadvantaged County (EDC) Program Application and Affidavit for the Liberty Blvd (Mile 3-FM2221) Project, CSJ 0921-02-322, with authority for the County Judge to sign all required documentation.

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:
  EDC Application
 
             
D.   AI-70607    Approval to submit request for funds (unclaimed capital credits) from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts as authorized under Section 74.602 of the Texas Property Code, with authority for County Judge to sign the letter request.

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:
  form
 
             
26.  
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-70667    A. Presentation of scoring grid (for the purpose of ranking by CC) of responses received for RFP No. 2019-062-04-17-HGO - "Public Safety Software, Hardware, Services, & Maintenance/Update for State Mandated NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) Compliance":
 
Firm Score Rank
Motorola Solutions 89.66  
Kologik 72  
Optimum Technology 64  
PTS Solutions 55.66  
 
 
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

Commissioner David Fuentes questions if the people who are involved in "Public Safety" were involved in the ranking of these firms.  Ms. Martha Salinas stated they were.

B.  Authority for the Purchasing Department to negotiate an agreement commencing with the No. 1 ranked firm for the project described herein.

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:
  Acknowledgement Form - Griselda Salazar
  Acknowledgement Form - Daniel Salinas
  Acknowledgement Form - David Freidlein
  NCDF - Daniel Salinas
  NCDF - David Friedlein
  NCDF - Griselda Salazar
 
             
2.   AI-70654   
A.  Exemption from competitive bidding requirements under TxLGC, Ch. 262, Section .024(a)(1)(2)(3)&(6) in connection with office space for the relocation of HC Elections Department;

Ms. Martha Salazar updates the Court on the current conditions of the Elections Department building.  She stated the building has been monitored for the last 3 weeks and since then their has been no evidence of any rodents or droppings.  She stated it is currently not in the best interest to move forward with this item.  She stated this is not to say this item can not be taken up again at a later time; however, at this time she did not believe this item is necessary.  She recommends for no action to be taken on this item at this time.

No action taken on this item.
 
B.  Approval of a lease agreement between Hidalgo County and Jose E. Garcia with an initial one (1) year term and two (2) additional one (1) year extension at the sole discretion of the County with commencement upon full occupancy of the building..

No action taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  TxLGC 262.024A 1, 2, 3 & 6
 
             
3.   AI-70668   
Acceptance, approval and adoption of updated/revised Exhibit C-Insurance Requirements for inclusion in procurement packets [legal notices, terms, conditions and Exhibits] as drafted by HC-DA/Civil Division.

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:
  Exhibit C-Insurance
 
             
4.   AI-70691   
Acceptance and approval to execute Amendment No. 3 between Hidalgo County and Terracon Consultants, Inc. to modify the Agreement Exhibit B, Schedule of Fees, for the "Construction of New Hidalgo County Courthouse" Project. 

This agenda item is for a typo correction with no other changes or modifications.

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:
  Amendment No. 3
  Legal Review
 
             
B.   Pct. 1
             
1.   AI-70575   
Recommending bid award and approval of contract to sole vendor, Richard Cohrs [meeting specifications and/or requirements] for Hidalgo County Pct No.1 “Lease of Parcel for Citizen Collection Site in Donna, TX” under Request for Bids (RFB) No.:  2019-049-04-10-YSS subject to compliance with HB23  when and/or if applicable with effective date June 19, 2019 to June 18, 2020.

 
 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:
  Lease
  agrmnt n 1295
  dept recomend
  legal ok
  part log
  accept log
 
             
2.   AI-70585   
Approval to purchase playground equipment including installation from Lea Park  and Play, Inc. awarded vendor [through the County's membership/participation with TASB-Buyboard Cooperative Purchasing Program's Contract #512-16 exp:9/30/19] through Requisition #394011 in the amount of $42,426.39 for the Pct 1 including authority for County Judge signature(s).

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:
  Requisition 394011
  Quote
  Contract
  1295
  Insurances
 
             
C.   Pct. 2
             
1.   AI-70653   
a. Acceptance and approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for services under Work Authorization No. 1, through Contract No. C-16-199-07-19 with L&G Consulting Engineers, resulting in an estimated cost increase of $21,901.00 for the "Roadway and Drainage Improvements associated with the BUS281/SH107 Intersection Project;

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
 
b. Pursuant to contract with L&G Engineering, (Article 14) C-15-300-09-01,  a request for approval by engineer to permit the subcontracting of Quintanilla, Headley & Associates, Inc. and Ergonomic Transportation Solutions, Inc., for ROW Map and Traffic Signal Services for the Pct 2 Cesar Chavez Road Project;

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

c. Pursuant to contract with L&G Consulting Engineers (Article 14) C-16-199-07-19, a request by engineer approving the subcontracting of Ergonomic Transportation Solutions, Inc. in connection with Work Authorization No. 1 to provide the Traffic Impact Analysis Study for the "Roadway and Drainage Improvements assoc. with the Bus 281/SH 107 Intersection Project."

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

Vote: 5 - 0 –Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Supplemental No. 1 to WA#1
 
             
2.   AI-70618   
Approval of Work Authorization No. 1 (with an estimated cost of $14,500.00) as submitted by Quintanilla, Headley, & Associates, Inc., Contract No. C-18-307-02-26 to provide professional engineering services for the Pct 2 All Inclusive Park Project.

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:
  Work Authorization
  Work Auth #1
 
             
D.   Pct. 3
             
1.   AI-70590    Consideration and approval of Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Hidalgo County and the Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 for the sale of the South Detention Basin property and related improvements with authority to remove said property and improvements from the Hidalgo County inventory/financial list after finalizing the sale.

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

Ms. Martha Salazar and Valde Guerra request for the Court to amend the motion and include: Subject to final legal review by the D. A. office.

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: 4 - 0 –Unanimously
Commissioner David Fuentes was not present for this agenda item.
The Court moved to Open Session.
  Attachments:
  Appraisal Report
 
             
2.   AI-70486   
Requesting approval of an (On Call) "professional services agreement" with R.O.W. Surveying Services LLC., for the purposes of  [Surveying Services] for "Road and Bridge, C.I.P. and other projects in general",  located within Hidalgo County Precinct No. 3.

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:
  Service Agreement
  Legals Approval
  1295
  SAM
 
             
E.   Pct. 4
             
1.   AI-70509    A.  Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements, under Tx.LGC, 262.024(a)(4),  for Professional Appraisal Services;

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

B.  Presentation of the scoring grid of firms graded through the County's "Pool" of pre-qualified Professional Appraisal Services for the purpose of ranking by HCCC in connection with "On-Call Professional Appraisal Services".
 
FIRM NAME:                                   SCORE:                                     RANK:                                            
Leonel Garza 97  
Professional Appraisal 91.5  
Southmost Appraisals 85.5  

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

C.  Pursuant to HCCC approval requesting authority for the Hidalgo County Purchasing Office to negotiate a Professional Appraisal Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm, Leonel Garza, for the provision of "On-Call Professional Appraisal Services".

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
  Attachments:
  Grid
 
             
2.   AI-70510    A.  Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements, under Tx.LGC, 262.024(a)(4),  for Professional Appraisal Services;

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

B.  Presentation of the scoring grid of firms graded through the County's "Pool" of pre-qualified Professional Appraisal Services for the purpose of ranking by HCCC in connection with "On-Call Professional Appraisal Services".
 
FIRM NAME:                                        SCORE:                                         RANK:                                        
Appraisal Haus 95  
Professional Appraisal Svcs 92  
Southmost Appraisals 85  

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 

C.  Pursuant to HCCC approval requesting authority for the Hidalgo County Purchasing Office to negotiate a Professional Appraisal Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm, Appraisal Haus, for the provision of "On-Call Professional Appraisal Services".

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
For the record Ms. Martha Salazar will not be a part of this agenda item.
  Attachments:
  Grid
 
             
3.   AI-70511    A.  Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements, under Tx.LGC, 262.024(a)(4),  for Professional Surveying Services;

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

B.  Presentation of the scoring grid of firms graded through the County's "Pool" of pre-qualified Professional Surveying Services for the purpose of ranking by HCCC in connection with "On-Call Professional Surveying Services".
 
FIRM NAME:                                     SCORE:                                    RANK:                                            
Quintanilla & Headley 97  
R. E. Garcia 94.5  
R. Gutierrez 90  

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

C.  Pursuant to HCCC approval requesting authority for the Hidalgo County Purchasing Office to negotiate a Professional Surveying Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm, Quintanilla & Headly, for the provision of "On-Call Professional Surveying Services".

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:
  Grid
 
             
4.   AI-70512    A.  Requesting exemption from competitive bidding requirements, under Tx.LGC, 262.024(a)(4),  for Professional Surveying Services;

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

B.  Presentation of the scoring grid of firms graded through the County's "Pool" of pre-qualified Professional Surveying Services for the purpose of ranking by HCCC in connection with "On-Call Professional Surveying Services".
 
FIRM NAME:                                             SCORE:                                           RANK:                                    
Melden & Hunt 95.5  
CVQ Land Surveyors 90  
Rio Delta 88.5  

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

C.  Pursuant to HCCC approval requesting authority for the Hidalgo County Purchasing Office to negotiate a Professional Surveying Services Agreement with the number one ranked firm, Melden & Hunt, for the provision of "On-Call Professional Surveying Services".

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

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Grid
 
             
5.   AI-70681   
Recommendation by project engineer, L & G Engineering for HCCC to award to the responsible vendor submitting the lowest & best bid [while meeting all specifications & requirements] Texas Cordia Construction, LLC., of Edinburg, TX  in the amount of $416,616.65  for RFB No. 2018-276-02-27-RFV, for the North Alamo Realignment Project for Pct. 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:
  TAB SHEET
  PCT 4 APPROVAL
  TXDOT APPROVAL
 
             
6.   AI-70680   
A.  Presentation of the scoring grid [for the purpose of ranking by HCCC] of the firms submitting responses {SOQs} to HC project specific RFQ/P No. 2019-020-02020-RFV titled: Professional Engineering Services for Inspection, Material Testing and Construction Management  for the North Alamo Realignment Project [from FM 1925 to 0.54 Miles North] located in Pct. #4:
 
  Millennium Engineering Group B2Z Engineering
Evaluator #1 95 97
Evaluator #2 95 94
Evaluator #3 97 92
Total 287 283
Average 95.66 94.33
Ranking    

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

B. Authority for the Purchasing Department to  negotiate a professional engineering services agreement commencing with the No. 1 ranked firm of Millennium Engineering Group.

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:
  SCORING GRID
 
             
7.   AI-70544   
Requesting approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Agreement for professional services with L & G Consulting Engineers, Inc. d/b/a L & G Engineering (C-15-136-06-02) for the purpose of amending the contract to extend the termination date from June 3,2019, to June 3, 2021 for the "FM2220 (Ware Rd.) (from FM676 to FM1925)  project to complete the scope of services as outlined in Exhibit "B" - Development Work Schedule. including authority for County Judge to sign the required document(s).

On motion by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE FLORES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 4, ELLIE TORRES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.
                                                                              
 Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Exhitbit B
  FORM 1295
  SA#2 C-15-136-06-02
 
             
F.   WIC
             
1.   AI-70270   
Requesting authority to advertise with approval of RFB procurement packet (ie., specifications-requirement, legal notice, etc.,) as attached hereto for: WIC program-"Lease of Office Space-City Of Alton (East)"RFB 2019-157-07-03-ABV including the re-advertising when/if applicable.

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:
  Dept Approval Memo
  Draft 2019-157
  Legal Review
 
             
G.   Sheriff's Office
             
1.   AI-70594   
Sheriff's Office: 
A. Requesting an exemption from competitive bidding requirements under TxLGC, 262.024(a)(7)(A) including the restated and updated Sole Source Declaration with SCI Technologies, Inc., dba, SKYCOP, 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

B.  Requesting authority to purchase equipment & related items/services with SCI Technologies, Inc. dba SKYCOP, Inc. thru original sole source issued on 03.21.17 AI-58992, [under the Req. 394046 not to exceed $246,465.00]. 

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:
  2019 MEMO from SkyCop
  2017 backup Sole Source
  affidavit
  Quote
  Req 394046
 
             
2.   AI-70539   
Requesting authority to purchase ten (10) license plate reader commercial data systems from Upstate Wholesale Supply Inc./Brite Computers through HC membership/participation with DIR-TSO-4073 in the amount of $137,050.68 with a yearly maintenance fee of $375.00 each camera per year thru requisition 394021 for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. 

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:
  Quote
  DIR Contract 4073
  Price Verification
  Req 394021
  1295
  SAM
 
             
H.   Adult Probation
             
1.   AI-70397   
Arnold Patrick, Director, HIDALGO COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPERVISION & CORRECTION DEPARTMENT, aka, ADULT PROBATION is requesting that Hidalgo County Commissioners Court [HCCC] permit the HC Purchasing Dept. to conduct procurement services commencing with advertising [with negotiations/award to be made by Mr.Partick pursuant to statute] for the project titled: Community Supervision & Corrections Department - "Independent Audit Services" - RFP No. 2019-124-07-03-TDL with Adult Probation providing the core specifications/requirements and audit guidelines.

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:
  Legal Notice
  Exhibit "A" Requirements
  Specifications Approval Memo
 
             
2.   AI-70324   
Arnold Patrick, Director, HIDALGO COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPERVISION & CORRECTION DEPARTMENT, aka, ADULT PROBATION is requesting that CC permit the HC Purchasing Dept. to conduct procurement services commencing with advertising [award to be made by Mr. Patrick pursuant to statute] for the "Purchase of Instant Drug Screening Cups"-RFB 2019-131-06-12-ABV with Mr. Patrick's approval of procurement packet [i.e. specifications/requirements, legal notice, draft requirement agreement etc, as attached hereto] with the re-advertisement of project in the event No Bid responses are receive and /or rejected and project is still required by Adult Probation.

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:
  Draft 2019-131
  Dept. Approval of Specs
 
             
27.   Open Forum

Fern McClaughtery, from the Owls, stated she was upset the Court decided not to take action for a new lease for the Election's Department. She recognizes the current building might not have any visible rodents at this time; however, the previous issue extended farther than the rodents. She stated their was also the issue of the animals defecating on and in the walls. Although the rodents might not be currently present in the building; their is still a health concern with the current building,
  Attachments:
  Forum Sign In
 
             
28.   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. 4, ELLIE TORRES, seconded by COMMISSIONER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Court made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
A.   Real Estate Acquisition
             
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation
             
C.   AI-70464    Deliberation regarding the following Economic Development Negotiations pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Section 551.087: Project G-19.
             
D.   AI-70655    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Public Defender's Office Director
             
E.   AI-70657    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer
             
F.   AI-70564    Cause No.CL-19-2490-A; Gabriel Garcia Espinoza v. Hidalgo County
             
G.   AI-70568    Claim of Irma Hernandez
             
29.  
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)

For the record there is no action to be taken on these item at this time.
The Court moved to Adjourn.
             
30.   Open Session:

Commissioner David Fuentes was not present.
The Court returned from Closed Session and moved to agenda item 26.D.
             
A.   Real Estate Acquisition and appropriation for same

Commissioner David Fuentes joined the meeting.

No action to be taken at this time.
             
B.   Pending and/or potential litigation

No action to be taken at this time.
             
C.   AI-70462    Deliberation regarding the following Economic Development Negotiations pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Section 551.087: Project G-19.

No action to be taken at this time.
             
D.   AI-70656    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Public Defender's Office Director

No action to be taken at this time.
             
E.   AI-70658    Discussion and/or deliberation regarding employment of Veterans Services Officer

No action to be taken on this item at this time.
             
F.   AI-70565    Cause No.CL-19-2490-A; Gabriel Garcia Espinoza v. Hidalgo County

Mr. Guerra reported that this case is being facilitated and has been assigned to Josephine Ramirez and  the District Attorney's office. 

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
             
G.   AI-70569    Claim of Irma Hernandez

Valde Guerra requested for settlement authority to make an offer in the amount of $350.00.

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 agenda item 29.
             
31.   Closed Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
             
32.   Open Session:
Commissioners Court may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
             
33.   Adjourn

Judge Richard Cortez adjourned the meeting.

The next Commissioners Court will be on June 18,2019.
             
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 6th day of June, 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 June 6, 2019.

Signed this 6th day of June 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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