EL PASO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT

ANTHONY COBOS
County Judge

 

ANNA PEREZ
Commissioner, Pct. 1

WILLIE GANDARA
Commissioner, Pct. 3

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VERONICA ESCOBAR
Commissioner, Pct. 2

DANIEL R. HAGGERTY
Commissioner, Pct. 4

 

El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio, Commissioners Court Chambers, 3rd Floor, Room 303,
El Paso, Texas 79901
Website address: www.epcounty.com
View live video webcast: http://www.epcounty.com/video

 

AGENDA

Regular Meeting, 6/15/2009 9:30:00 AM

 

OPEN MEETING -

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE -

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

1.

Approve and adopt a resolution recognizing "Juneteenth" in El Paso County, Texas.

Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

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PRESENTATION

2.

Protecting the Public from Identity Theft: Presentation and Demonstration of redaction software implementation for Official Public Records in the County Clerk's Office.

Submitted by: County Clerk Delia Briones, County Clerk's Office

 

3.

Presentation recognizing Dolores Messick for her more than 28 years of dedicated service to the citizens of El Paso County.

Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

 

4.

PUBLIC COMMENT
Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.042, public comment may not be used to discuss matters not posted on this agenda for consideration by the El Paso County Commissioners Court. Members of the public may only ask specific questions during public comment about a subject which has not been posted on the agenda which may be answered with specific, purely factual information. Discussions, deliberation, or debate on subjects which are not posted for consideration are not permitted during public comment.

Speaker's choice: Five (5) minutes per person during this segment regarding any items or three (3) minutes per person on each item as it appears on the agenda. The same will apply to any interest group consisting of three or more representatives. Commissioners Court retains the option to allow more comment as it deems necessary.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
All matters listed under the Consent Agenda will be considered by the Commissioners Court to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the Court or persons in the audience request that specific items be removed from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda for discussion prior to the time the Commissioners Court votes on the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda.

All matters listed on the Consent Agenda and the Regular Agenda may be discussed in executive session at the option of the El Paso County Commissioners Court and following verbal announcement, if an appropriate exception to the open meeting requirement of the Texas Open Meetings Act is applicable.

Copies of the Agenda will be provided on audiotape upon request made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

No cell phones, audible pagers, and/or beepers while Court is in session.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

5.

Approval of the Minutes of the regular meeting of June 1, 2009.

Submitted by:  , County Clerk's Office

 

6.

Pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code, Section 115.021, audit and settle all accounts against the County shown on the attached listing and direct the payment of those accounts. 

Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

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7.

Approve amendment No. 30 to the 2008-2009 County of El Paso Operating Budget.  This amendment will increase Grants by $10,000 thus increasing the overall operating budget of $284,643,386 to $284,653,386.

Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

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8.

Approve amendment No. 31 to the 2008-2009 County of El Paso operating budget.  These are revisions of the original 2% budget reductions for 2009 that were received after the May 4th deadline.

Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

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9.

Pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code, Sections 114.023, 114.024, 114.025 and 114.026, please accept the interim financial report for the month ended May 2009.  This report is located on the Internet at: www.epcounty.com/auditor/publications/default.htm

Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

 

10.

Approve and authorize allocation of funding for close out of Ysleta Annex construction project in an amount not to exceed $40,000.   Funding is available in account CPCAPITAL01.

Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

 

11.

Approve the Certificate of Plat Compliance (under Texas Local Government Code Section 232.028(a), as provided on the attached listing.

Submitted by: Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., County Road and Bridge Dept.

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12.

Approve and authorize the Fort Bliss Mobilization and Deployment Brigade to utilize the Northeast Annex Parking Lot on July 5, 2009, to host a Tailgate Party for deploying soldiers attending the El Paso Diablos Game.  Further, order that the Northeast Annex Parking Lot be reserved for exclusive use by the Fort Bliss Mobilization Brigade on that date.  The Precinct 2 Constable will provide security for the event.

Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

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13.

Approve and authorize the transfer of unserviceable equipment, a HP Laserjet 1200 Series printer county tag 110683,  a Panasonic television county tag 112708, and a television stand county tag 03771, from County Criminal Court at Law No. 1 to the Purchasing Department for disposal.

Submitted by: Judge Alma Trejo, County Criminal Court No. 1

 

14.

County Court at Law #6 request transfer of funds in the amount of $100.00, from Book account CC6-6011 to Travel account CC6-6705 to cover a shortfall.

Submitted by: Court Coordinator Dolores C. Gutierrez, County Court at Law Number Six

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15.

Approve and Authorize the transfer of $1,000.00 within the budget of the Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, from Subobject #6705 (Travel) to #6671 (Prof. Svcs. Interpreters) for payment of services.

Submitted by: Court Coordinator Patty Escandon, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1

 

16.

Approve and Authorize the County of El Paso Transportation Manager to pursue U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technology Program funding. The Project would be a joint venture between El Paso County and Fort Bliss. No county match will be required.

Submitted by: Director Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services

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17.

Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign the Governing Authority Resolution Governmental Entity which authorizes the County Judge, on behalf of the County, to negotiate, execute, implement, maintain, amend, renew, or request closure of a contract with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for home delivered meals.

Submitted by: Director  Rosemary V. Neill , Family and Community Services

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18.

Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign a Temporary Advertising Services Agreement for $25,000 between the County and the El Paso Association for the Performing Arts, Inc. for general promotion and tourist advertising of the County of El Paso and its vicinity to visitors.

Submitted by: Director  Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services

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19.

Request approval of and authorization for the County Judge to sign the renewal contract for Full Battery Psychological Services, between El Paso County, on behalf of the Juvenile Probation Department, and Amanecer Psychological Services.  This Contract is effective January 31, 2009, regardless of its date of execution.  The parties agree to extend the term of this Agreement from February 1, 2009 and shall continue until January 31, 2010.  This Contract has been reviewed and approved as to form by the County Attorney:  Contract Number KK-09-225.

Submitted by: Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Roger Martinez, Juvenile Probation Department

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20.

Approve and authorize the County Purchasing Agent to purchase an 18-20 ton pneumatic roller through the State GSA bid.  Funds are available in account ROADBRIDGES-9250.

Submitted by: Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., County Road and Bridge

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21.

Approve and authorize to transfer unserviceable equipment for the Annex Jail to the County Purchasing Agent for disposal.  Please see attachments.

Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, Sheriff's Office

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22.

Approve and authorize to transfer unserviceable equipment for the Detention Facility Maintenance Section to the County Purchasing Agent for disposal.  Please see attachments.

Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, Sheriff's Office

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23.

Approve and authorize the acceptance of two donations from Sam's Club Foundation - Store #8280 (11360 Pellicano) for $500.00 and $1,000.00 from Store #6502 (7001 Gateway West) to assist with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Explorer Program and the Sheriff's Town Program (Index EXPLORERPOST). 

Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, SO-Budget

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REPORTS

24.

Accept and take any other appropriate action related to the following quarterly reports:

 

 

a)

(Postponed 04/27/09, 05/04/09, 05/11/09, 05/18/09, 06/01/09, 06/08/09) Office of Constable, Pct. 3

Submitted by: Constable Hector Bernal, Constable Pct. 3


A copy of the full report may be found at
http://www.epcounty.com/meetings/commcourt/2009-06-15/24a.pdf

 

 

b)

(Postponed 06/01/09, 06/08/09) Office of the Constable, Pct. 6

Submitted by:  , County Clerk's Office

 

 

c)

(Postponed 06/01/09, 06/08/09) El Paso County Historical Commission

Submitted by: Director  Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services


A copy of the full report may be found at
http://www.epcounty.com/meetings/commcourt/2009-06-15/24c.pdf

 

 

d)

(Postponed 06/08/09)Office of the Constable Pct. 7

Submitted by: Constable R.Angela Sommers, Constable Pct. 7


A copy of the full report may be found at
http://www.epcounty.com/meetings/commcourt/2009-06-15/24d.pdf

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

25.

(Postponed 06/08/09) Discuss and take appropriate action on overtime payment to District Clerk employees working on past and future Passport Fairs that are held or have been held on Saturdays.

Submitted by: County Judge Anthony Cobos, County Judge

 

26.

(Postponed 06/08/09) Discuss and take appropriate action on a resolution authorizing tax resale for property described as Lots 17 thru 18, Block 325, Shadow Ridge Estates #23, in El Paso County, Texas. (PID #S335-023-3250-0170) and Lot 16, Block 326, Shadow Ridge Estates #23, in El Paso County, Texas. (PID #S335-023-3260-0160)

Submitted by: County Judge Anthony Cobos, County Judge

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27.

(Postponed 06/01/09, 06/08/09) Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign a Temporary Advertising Services Agreement, as corrected, for $25,000 between the County and LULAC Council 132 for general promotion and tourist advertising of its Gran Festival to attract visitors to El Paso County.

Submitted by: Director Rosemary V Neill, Family and Community Services

 

28.

(Postponed 06/01/09, 06/08/09) Approve and authorize for the County Judge to sign the El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Xerox Maintenance Agreement and Addendum for the BITS copier.  The County Attorney's Office has reviewed the agreement (KK#09-102).

Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, Sheriff's Office - Administration

 

29.

Review and approve Change Order for Pain Center at University Medical Center-Northeast. 

Submitted by: President and CEO James N. Valenti, Thomason

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30.

Discuss and take appropriate action regarding Big League Dreams Inc. and El Paso County Sportspark.

Submitted by: Commissioner Pct. 1 Anna Perez, Commissioner Court

 

31.

Pursuant to Local Government Code 152.015, select the members of the 2009 Salary Grievance Committee.

Submitted by: County Clerk Delia Briones, County Clerk's Office

 

32.

Discuss and take appropriate action on administrative procedures to support the FY 10 acceptance, review, and screening of applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds from the County of El Paso. 

Submitted by: Director Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services

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33.

Discuss and take appropriate action on request by Mr. and Mrs. Schuller to vacate portion of Tara Dr. and Bebe Dr. Right-of-Way within Lourdes Estates.

Submitted by: Public Works Director  Robert Rivera, P.E., County Road and Bridge

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34.

Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign a letter that authorizes Structural Engineering Associates of San Antonio, Texas to act as agent in our behalf in applying for the Coast Guard Permit for Tornillo-Guadalupe New International Bridge in El Paso, County Texas.

Submitted by: Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., County Road and Bridge

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35.

(Postponed 06/08/09) Disposition of Bids----Bid # 09-030, Construction of Storm Water Improvements of the El Paso County Northeast Annex

Submitted by: Purchasing Agent Piti Vasquex, Purchasing

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36.

Disposition of Bids ---Bid # 09-038, Computers and Laptops for Information Technology Department

Submitted by: Purchasing Agent  Piti Vasquez, Purchasing

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37.

Disposition of Bid # 08-178, Bid-Recreation Area Enclosures for the Detention Facility & Jail Annex

Submitted by: Purchasing Agent Piti Vasquez, Purchasing

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38.

Disposition of Bids---Bid # 09-036, Cisco Equipment for Information Technology Department

Submitted by: Purchasing Agent Piti Vasquez, Purchasing

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39.

Disposition of Bid- # 09-040, BID - Janitorial, Chemical and Paper Products for the Sheriff's Office

Submitted by: Purchasing Agent Piti Vasquez, Purchasing

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

40.

Pursuant to Texas Government Code, Chapter 551:

 

 

a)

(Postponed 06/08/09) Executive Section pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.074 to discuss personnel issues concerning the Facility Maintenance Manager.

Submitted by: Human Resources Director Betsy C. Keller, Human Resources

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b)

Discuss the property acquisition for the Guadalupe/Tornillo Port of Entry, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.072.

Submitted by:  , County Clerk's Office

 

 

c)

Discuss the property acquisition and/or sale of property located on Shelter Place Drive and 5001 Fred Wilson, El Paso, Texas, pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.072.   

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Erich A. Morales, County Attorney's Office

 

 

d)

(Postponed 06/01/09, 06/08/09) Discuss the grievance regarding Rosaura Loera, county attorney's case number GR-09-005 pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Janet Monteros, County Attorney's Office

 

 

e)

Discuss the pending litigation regarding Anthony Cobos vs. El Paso County, cause number 2009-2437; county attorney case number LD-09-046, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Janet Monteros, County Attorneys Office

 

 

f)

Discuss the pending grievance regarding Alfonso Frias, County Attorney number GR-09-009: pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Javier Saucedo, County Attorney's Office

 

 

g)

Discuss the pending claim and potential litigation of Jose M. Garcia, county attorneys case number LC-09-019 pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Naomi R. Gonzalez, County Attorneys Office

 

 

h)

Discuss the pending claim and potential litigation of Terri Stein, county attorneys case number PC-09-007 pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071. 

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Naomi R. Gonzalez, County Attorneys Office

 

 

REGULAR SESSION

41.

(Postponed 06/08/09) Discuss and take appropriate action regarding the Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Submitted by: Human Resources Director Betsy C. Keller, Human Resources

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42.

Consider and take action on the property acquisition and/or sale of property located on Shelter Place Drive and 5001 Fred Wilson, El Paso, Texas.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Erich A. Morlaes, County Attorney's Office

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43.

Take appropriate action relating to the pending grievance regarding Alfonso Frias, County Attorney number GR-09-009.

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Javier Saucedo, County Attorney's Office

 

44.

Discuss and take appropriate action on the pending claim and potential litigation of Jose M. Garcia, county attorneys case number LC-09-019. 

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Naomi R. Gonzalez, County Attorneys Office

 

45.

Discuss and take appropriate action on the pending claim and potential litigation of Terri Stein, county attorneys case number PC-09-007. 

Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Naomi R. Gonzalez, County Attorneys Office

 

ADDENDUM TO AGENDA

1.

Discuss and take appropriate action to direct the Elections Department transition of current electronic voting machines to those with a paper verification of votes cast - approved by the State of Texas and as soon as practicable.

Submitted by: County Judge Anthony Cobos, County Judge's Office

 

2.

Discuss and take appropriate action to assign Public Defender's Office to advise the Board of Ethics when hearing complaints against County Commissioners in the event the County Attorney's Office recuses itself or has a conflict of interest, pursuant to Ethics Code:   Section XIII - Enforcement: El Paso County Board of Ethics   A. Creation and Membership   6. The Board of Ethics shall be assigned staff by the County to assist in its duties as the Commissioners Court deems necessary.

Submitted by: County Judge Anthony Cobos, County Judge's Office

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3.

Approve and authorize Commissioner Willie Gandara to sign a letter of support to the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism in response to an RFI by an international company seeking a site for their manufacturing operation.  The company will employ 60 individuals and anticipates making an economic development investment of approximately $16 million over the course of four years.  The letter will identify a site in Fabens, Texas that meets the key site criteria and is in the County's Renewal Community.

Submitted by: County Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr., Pct. 3

 

4.

Regular Agenda-Receive an update from Commissioner Veronica Escobar regarding Ascarate Park.

Submitted by: Commissioner, Pct. 2 Veronica Escobar, Commissioners Court

 

5.

Regular Agenda - Discuss and take appropriate action on a potential Facilities Use Agreement with the Ascarate Fishing Club.

Submitted by: Commissioner, Pct. 2 Veronica Escobar, Commissioners Court