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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners Court

Sunday, August 17, 2014 by Mark Richardson

After an entire week of budget hearings, Travis County Commissioners aren’t too interested in dealing with any heavy duty issues this week. But there are a couple of items on the agenda that piqued our interest:

Item 27.  Commissioners will finalize comprehensive changes to the parking plan for Travis County employees.

Item 35. Commissioners will meet with County Attorney in executive session to discuss and possibly take action regarding the Travis County Sheriff’s policies and practices regarding the ICE Secure Communities Program.

Travis County Commissioners Court

700 Lavaca Street, First Floor
9 a.m. August 19

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

CONSENT ITEMS

(SEE LIST OF CONSENT ITEMS)

SPECIAL ITEMS

1. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AN ORDER CONCERNING OUTDOOR BURNING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF TRAVIS COUNTY.

RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

2. APPROVE PROCLAMATION DECLARING AUGUST 22, 2014 “COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT DAY” IN TRAVIS COUNTY IN RECOGNITION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERAL PROGRAM.
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3. APPROVE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JERI HOUCHINS ON HER RETIREMENT FROM THE AUSTIN/TRAVIS COUNTY REENTRY ROUNDTABLE.
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PURCHASING OFFICE ITEMS

4. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR POST ROAD FACILITY ELEVATOR REFURBISHMENT, IFB NO. B1406-011-JT, TO THE LOW BIDDER, ASCENSOR, LLC.
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5. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR HEMAN MARION SWEATT TRAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE ELEVATOR REFURBISHMENT/UPGRADE, IFB NO. 1406-005-AG, TO THE LOW BIDDER, TEJAS ELEVATOR CO.
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6. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR CIRCLE DRIVE REALIGNMENT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, IFB NO. B1405-002-LP, TO THE LOWEST BIDDER, SMITH CONTRACTING SERVICES, INC.
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7. APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS FOR TRAVIS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICE DISTRICTS NO. 1 THROUGH 14.
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8. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR INSULATION SERVICES, IFB NO. 1404-006-RF, TO THE FOLLOWING LOW BIDDERS:
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  1. GG’S CONSTRUCTION LLC – PRIMARY; AND
  2. MCCULLOUGH HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, INC. – SECONDARY.

9. REJECT BIDS RECEIVED FOR IFB NO. 1407-001-RF, COMMERCIAL AND CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION PLUMBING PARTS, AND REBID.
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10. [WILL BE PULLED]. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD TO JUDGE W. JEANNE MEURER, CONTRACT NO. 4400002164, FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES.
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11. APPROVE MODIFICATION NO. 13 TO CONTRACT NO. 4500000031 (H.T.E. CONTRACT NO. 07T00173VC), SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., FOR INMATE PAY PHONE SERVICES.
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TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT. ITEMS

12. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF BRONC DRIVE WITHIN NORTHVIEW HILLS, SECTION THREE, A SUBDIVISION IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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13. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE TIPCO PRELIMINARY PLAN (CONSISTING OF 24 LOTS ON 85.27 ACRES. 20 SINGLE FAMILY LOTS, THREE OPEN SPACE/WATER QUALITY LOTS AND 1 LOT OF 3,890 LINEAR FEET OF PRIVATE STREETS).
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14. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO USE THE LOCAL INITIATIVE PROJECT GRANT, CONTRACT NO. 582-14-40117, TO CONTINUE THE COUNTERFEIT MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION PROGRAM.
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15. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO COUNTY WIDE ON-SITE SEWAGE FACILITY REGULATIONS TO ALLOW TWO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES TO BE PLACED ON LESS THAN TWO ACRES OF LAND AT 1402 HIGH LONESOME IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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16. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A CASH SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH GEHAN HOMES, LTD. FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR AVALON PHASE 7B FOR LOT 35, BLOCK J IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
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17. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A CASH SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH GEHAN HOMES, LTD-AUSTIN, FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR COMMONS AT ROWE LANE PHASE 4A LOT 15, BLOCK FF IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
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18. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON MULTIPLE CASH SECURITY AGREEMENTS WITH GEHAN HOMES, LTD., FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR COMMONS AT ROWE LANE PHASE 3B:
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  1. LOT 16 BLOCK M, $750.48;
  2. LOT 20 BLOCK M, $780.00;
  3. LOT 22 BLOCK M, $722.25; AND
  4. LOT 23 BLOCK M, $925.44, IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)

19. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST TO APPROVE AN ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR CENTERLINE TEXTURING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES ON HAMILTON POOL ROAD. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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PLANNING AND BUDGET DEPT. ITEMS

20. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON BUDGET AMENDMENTS, TRANSFERS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS.
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21. REVIEW AND APPROVE REQUESTS REGARDING GRANT PROGRAMS, APPLICATIONS, CONTRACTS AND RELATED SPECIAL BUDGETS, AND PERMISSIONS TO CONTINUE:
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  1. ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH THE AUTOMOBILE BURGLARY AND THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE THE SHERIFF’S COMBINED AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE PROGRAM IN THE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE;
  2. ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION PROGRAM IN THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE;
  3. ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH THE ONESTAR FOUNDATION TO CONTINUE THE AMERICORPS PROGRAM IN THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND VETERANS SERVICE DEPARTMENT;
  4. CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS TO EXTEND THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND VETERANS SERVICE DEPARTMENT; AND
  5. PERMISSION TO CONTINUE THE ADULT PROBATION DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED COURT GRANT PROGRAM IN THE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT UNTIL A CONTRACT CAN BE FULLY EXECUTED.

22. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPOSED ROUTINE PERSONNEL AMENDMENTS.
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23. REVIEW AND APPROVE THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENT TO UNITED HEALTH CARE FOR CLAIMS PAID FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE TRAVIS COUNTY EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE FUND FOR PAYMENT OF $1,589,396.03 FOR THE PERIOD OF
AUGUST 1 TO AUGUST 7, 2014.
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24. RECEIVE UPDATED BUDGET AGENDA WORKSHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET MARK-UP AND SET DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION.

25. REVIEW AND APPROVE LIST OF PROPOSED COUNTY HOLIDAYS, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TRAVIS COUNTY POLICIES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, SECTIONS 10.043 HOLIDAYS AND 10.044 PERSONAL HOLIDAYS.
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26. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
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  1. APPOINTMENT OF ONE NEW MEMBER TO THE EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFIT FUND APPEAL PANEL; AND
  2. POSTING AN APPEAL PANEL HEARING AS REQUIRED BY THE TRAVIS COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 17, SECTION 17.050, REGARDING THE FINAL RECEIPT OF ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION OF APPEAL RELATED TO THE DENIAL OF COVERAGE FOR SERVICES NOT COVERED FROM THE TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTH FUND BENEFITS PLAN AND FAILURE TO FILE TIMELY.

27. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON TRAVIS COUNTY EMPLOYEE PARKING ISSUES IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:
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  1. AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 11 OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY CODE (PARKING POLICY) AND RELATED CODE PROVISIONS;
  2. EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE COMMUTE OPTIONS BENEFIT (CASHOUT) PROGRAM.

OTHER ITEMS

28. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO APPOINT LARRY OLIVER TO THE VACANT PRECINCT THREE POSITION ON THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION BOARD FOR A TERM OF THREE YEARS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2017. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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29. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO REAPPOINT RICHARD HOPKINS TO THE AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY INTEGRAL CARE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.
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30. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING THE COUNTY CLERK EXPENDITURE PLANS
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  1. SETTING THE PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 FOR THE COUNTY CLERK TO RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING THE FISCAL 2015 TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK’S ANNUAL WRITTEN EXPENDITURE PLANS FOR THE 0108 RECORDS MANAGEMENT PRESERVATION FUND AND 0129 COUNTY CLERK’S RECORDS ARCHIVAL FUND; AND
  2. PUBLISH THE APPROPRIATE NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY 118.025 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

31. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AN AD VALOREM TAX COLLECTION CONTRACT BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS

Note 1 Gov’t Code Ann 551.071, Consultation with Attorney
Note 2 Gov’t Code Ann 551.072, Real Property
Note 3 Gov’t Code Ann 551.074, Personnel Matters
Note 4 Gov’t Code Ann 551.076, Security
Note 5 Gov’t Code Ann 551.087, Economic Development Negotiations

The Commissioners Court will consider the following items in Executive Session. The Commissioners Court may also consider any other matter posted on the agenda if there are issues that require consideration in Executive Session and the Commissioners Court announces that the item will be considered during Executive Session.

32. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PURCHASE OF APPROXIMATELY 228 ACRES OF LAND IN CONNECTION WITH THE BALCONES CANYONLANDS CONSERVATION PLAN IN PRECINCT THREE. 2 (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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33. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ONE OR MORE OFFERS TO BUY APPROXIMATELY 5.65 ACRES OF LAND OWNED AND LISTED FOR SALE BY TRAVIS COUNTY THAT IS LOCATED BETWEEN U.S. HIGHWAY 71 WEST AND HAMILTON POOL ROAD IN PRECINCT THREE. 2 (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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34. RECEIVE LEGAL BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING ALL ADVERTISEMENTS RELATED TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ASSOCIATED HEARINGS AND NOTICES. 1
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35. RECEIVE LEGAL BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING SHERIFF’S CURRENT ICE DETAINER PRACTICES AND POLICIES. 1
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36. RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND CONSIDER REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. 1
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CONSENT ITEMS

C1. RECEIVE BIDS FROM COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT.

C2. APPROVE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND AUTHORIZE COUNTY TREASURER TO INVEST COUNTY FUNDS.
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C3. APPROVE THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES FOR THE VOTING SESSIONS OF AUGUST 5 AND 12, 2014.
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C4. APPROVE SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 TO RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE TWO FIVE-FOOT WIDE PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS LOCATED ALONG THE COMMON LOT LINE OF LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK C OF AQUA MONTE IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
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Added Item

A1. DISCUSS EXTERNAL BUDGET REQUEST FROM CARITAS AND MOBILE LOAVES AND FISHES.

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