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Travis County Commissioners Court

Voting Session Agenda
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Travis County Administration Building, 314 W. 11th St.
Commissioners Courtroom, 1st Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
Voting Sessions begin at 9:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

This web page version is derived from a manual conversion of the official document of record for the convenience of the user. Travis County has posted this notice and agenda in good faith, in compliance with Government Code section 551.056. Please note that, in the event of a technical problem beyond the county's control that prevents the county from posting here or that results in an erroneous posting, notice of this meeting and agenda posted at the courthouse remains valid.

PUBLIC HEARING

1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A STREET NAME ASSIGNMENT FOR A PRIVATE EASEMENT TO "SHORE VISTA COVE" IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER) (ACTION ITEM #11)
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CITIZENS COMMUNICATION
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CONSENT ITEMS
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(SEE LIST OF CONSENT ITEMS)

INTRODUCTION

2. INTRODUCTION OF CARLOS RIVERA, DIRECTOR, AUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.
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SPECIAL ITEM

3. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AN ORDER REGARDING OUTDOOR BURNING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF TRAVIS COUNTY.
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RESOLUTIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS

4. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A NETWORK OF CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO FORM A RESEARCH CENTER IN THE AUSTIN REGION AND JOINING THE NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES TREATMENT TRIALS.
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5. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE TRAVIS COUNTY JUVENILE PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR FORTY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM JUVENILE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
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6. APPROVE PROCLAMATION CELEBRATING THE KEARSE FAMILY 2011 REUNION.
Added to Consent

PURCHASING OFFICE ITEMS

7. APPROVE MODIFICATION NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. PS100265DG, QS TECH, LLP, DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE TRAVIS COUNTY JAIL ROOF REPLACEMENT AND EXTERIOR WALL WEATHERIZATION UPGRADE.
Added to Consent

8. APPROVE MODIFICATION NO. 7 TO CONTRACT MA080155LC, FUTURE COM, LTD, FOR IT SECURITY PRODUCTS, SUPPORT AND SERVICES.
Added to Consent

9. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR EXTERIOR CLEANING AND PAINTING OF THE 700 LAVACA BUILDING PARKING GARAGE, IFB NO. B110232-JT, TO THE LOW BIDDER, TARRANT PAINT AND STAIN.
Added to Consent

10. APPROVE MODIFICATION NO. 1, AN ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT NO. 11K00152DG, FROM SECURE CONTROL SYSTEMS, LLC TO SECURE CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC.
Added to Consent

TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT. ITEMS

11. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A STREET NAME ASSIGNMENT FOR A PRIVATE EASEMENT TO "SHORE VISTA COVE" IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
Added to Consent

12. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO STATE AND COUNTY SEPTIC REGULATIONS, OR OTHER ACTION, TO ALLOW A NEW COMMERCIAL FACILITY TO CONNECT TO AN EXISTING SYSTEM AT 10463 SPRINKLE ROAD IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
Taken into Executive Session

13. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PROPOSED STORM DRAIN CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY AND TRAFALGAR I, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ON THE HOWARD LANE II EXTENSION PROJECT FROM CAMERON ROAD TO SH 130 IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
Added to Consent

14. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PROPOSED ROAD AND STORM DRAIN CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY, TRAFALGAR I, L.P., A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND ANNE B. SCHRYVER, CAROL SCHRYVER, BRIAN B. SCHRYVER AND JEFFERY E. SCHRYVER ON THE HOWARD LANE II EXTENSION FROM CAMERON ROAD TO SH 130 IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
Added to Consent

15. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A CASH SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH HIGHLAND HOMES, AUSTIN FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR COMMONS AT ROWE LANE IIIA LOT 6 BLOCK J IN PRECINCT TWO. (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT)
Added to Consent

16. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PLAT FOR RECORDING IN PRECINCT THREE: HAZY HILLS OFFICE PARK FINAL PLAT. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
Postponed

17. DISCUSS AND RECEIVE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT STATUS REGARDING COMPLETION OF THE BALCONES CANYONLANDS CONSERVATION PLAN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECTION 10(A)(1)(B) OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND CONSIDER SPECIFIC PARCELS FOR COMPLETION. (COMMISSIONER HUBER) (THIS ITEM MAY BE TAKEN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO GOV'T CODE ANN. 551.072, REAL PROPERTY)
Postponed

18. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON VARIOUS ISSUES RELATED TO THE PROPOSED 2011 BOND ELECTION INCLUDING:
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  1. UPDATED LIST OF PROJECTS;
  2. UPDATED ASSUMED IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE (CASH FLOW);
  3. PROPOSED PROPOSITIONS;
  4. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS GUIDELINES;
  5. BOND COVENANTS;
  6. ELECTION SCHEDULE/TIMETABLE;
  7. ELECTION ORDER; AND
  8. ROLLING OWNER CONTROLLED INSURANCE PROGRAM.

19. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPOSED ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES FOR TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT.
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PLANNING AND BUDGET DEPT. ITEMS

20. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON BUDGET AMENDMENTS, TRANSFERS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS.
No action required.

21. REVIEW AND APPROVE GRANT AMENDMENT TO THE LOW-INCOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE, RETROFIT, AND ACCELERATED VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM IN THE TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT TO CARRY FORWARD UNSPENT BALANCES AND EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT TO 2013.
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22. RECEIVE PRESENTATION AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE BROADDUS & ASSOCIATES CENTRAL CAMPUS MASTER PLAN PHASE II WORK TO DATE INCLUDING:
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  1. CIVIL AND FAMILY COURTHOUSE (CFCH) PROGRAM SUMMARY;
  2. CFCH SITE ANALYSIS;
  3. CFCH CONCEPT OPTIONS OVERVIEW; AND
  4. CENTRAL CAMPUS MASTER PLAN PHASING SCHEME.

ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS ITEMS

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 $1,346,733.08 FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 29 TO AUGUST 4, 2011.
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24. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPOSED ROUTINE PERSONNEL AMENDMENTS.
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JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY ITEMS

25. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2012 INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN FOR CENTRAL BOOKING AND RELATED SERVICES.
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OTHER ITEMS

26. CONSIDER AND APPROVE NEW TAX ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY AND AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
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27. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REDISTRICTING PLANS FOR THE FOLLOWING TRAVIS COUNTY PRECINCTS:
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  1. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
  2. JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND CONSTABLES; AND
  3. ELECTIONS.

28. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR FOUR EMPLOYEES OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO USE A COUNTY VEHICLE TO ATTEND THE POLICE FLEET EXPO IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Added to Consent

29. RECEIVE FISCAL YEAR 2010 FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORTS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NOS. 11 AND 12. (COMMISSIONERS DAVIS AND GÓMEZ)
Added to Consent

30. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST TO APPROVE THE PORTAL TO TEXAS HISTORY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE AND UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.
Added to Consent

31. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST TO ALLOW THE LAW LIBRARY TO ACCEPT GIFT OF LIBRARY STUDY CARRELS AND A DESK.
Added to Consent

32. RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON CHANGE AGENT-CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER FOR INFORMATION &TECHNOLOGY SERVICES. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
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EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
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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.

33. RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING PEGGY MANION V. COUNTY OF TRAVIS, CAUSE NO. D1-GN-09-003527, IN THE 353RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS. 1

34. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF OPEN SPACE LAND IN PRECINCT THREE. 1 AND 2

35. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF OPEN SPACE LAND IN PRECINCT ONE. 1 AND 2

36. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING THE RELOCATION OF TRAVIS COUNTY ITS DATA CENTER (GAULT FACILITY) TO CYRUSONE LOCATION. (COMMISSIONER GÓMEZ) 4

37. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM RODNEY RHOADES, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OF PLANNING AND BUDGET, AND ISSUES RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING INTERIM MEASURES TO MANAGE THE TRANSITION. 3

CONSENT ITEMS
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C1. RECEIVE BIDS FROM COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT.

C2. APPROVE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND AUTHORIZE COUNTY TREASURER TO INVEST COUNTY FUNDS.

C3. APPROVE THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES FOR THE VOTING SESSION OF AUGUST 2, 2011.

C4. APPROVE SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON THE ANNUAL WRITTEN PLANS FOR THE 028 RECORDS MANAGEMENT PRESERVATION FUND AND 057 COUNTY CLERK'S RECORDS ARCHIVAL FUND AND PUBLISH THE APPROPRIATE NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY 118.025 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

ADDED ITEM

A1. RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON SYNAGRO'S PROPOSAL TO WITHDRAW ITS TCEQ PERMIT APPLICATION IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SYNAGRO OF TEXAS-CDR, INC. FOR A TEXAS POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT, WHICH IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE STATE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS. (EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO GOV'T. CODE ANN 551.071, CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY)
Taken into Executive Session

ADJOURN

AGENDA
NORTHWEST TRAVIS COUNTY ROAD DISTRICT NO. 3 (GOLDEN TRIANGLE)
VOTING SESSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011, AT 1:30 P.M. OR
UPON ADJOURNMENT OR RECESS OF COMMISSIONERS COURT
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1. APPROVE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND AUTHORIZE COUNTY TREASURER TO INVEST ROAD DISTRICT FUNDS.

ADJOURN

JUVENILE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

2201 POST ROAD, SUITE 201
AUSTIN, TEXAS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011, 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

A QUORUM OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY ATTEND

 

Last Modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:48 PM