Travis County Commissioners Court

Voting Session Agenda

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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 HEARINGS

1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE A FIVE FOOT WIDE PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AND A FIVE FOOT WIDE GUY WIRE EASEMENT LOCATED ALONG THE EAST LOT LINE OF LOT 10, BLOCK F OF RIVER RIDGE IN PRECINCT TWO. (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT) (ACTION ITEM #20)
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Item 1 Text and video

2. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A REQUEST TO CLOSE OLD LOCKHART HIGHWAY BETWEEN THAXTON ROAD AND CARL ROAD FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT BEGINNING JULY 18, 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2012 OR UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED IN PRECINCT FOUR. (COMMISSIONER GOMEZ) (ACTION ITEM #21)
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3. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A PROPOSED STREET NAME ASSIGNMENT FOR AN EASEMENT OFF LOHMANS FORD ROAD AND A STREET NAME CHANGE FROM VALLEY HILL DRIVE IN POINT VENTURE SECTION 2 PHASE 1 TO BE KNOWN AS "DISTRICT LANE" IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER) (ACTION ITEM #22)
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Item 3 Text and video

4. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING THE PROPOSED PROGRAM YEAR 2012 ACTION PLAN AND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE PROGRAM YEAR 2011-2013 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND 2006-2010 ACTION PLANS INCLUDING THE PROPOSED USAGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE THROUGH HUD.
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Item 4 Text and video

AT 10:00 A.M. (THREE MINUTE TIME LIMIT WILL APPLY)
5. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING FISCAL YEAR 2013 HISTORIC AND OVER 65 AND DISABLED EXEMPTIONS. (ACTION ITEM #9)
Item 5 Text and video

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION

Citizens CommunicationText and video

CONSENT ITEMS

(SEE LIST OF CONSENT ITEMS)
Consent ItemsText and video

SPECIAL ITEM

6. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AN ORDER CONCERNING OUTDOOR BURNING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF TRAVIS COUNTY.
Item 6 Text and video

PLANNING AND BUDGET DEPT. ITEMS

7. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON BUDGET AMENDMENTS, TRANSFERS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS.
Item 7 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

8. REVIEW AND APPROVE REQUESTS REGARDING GRANT PROGRAMS, APPLICATIONS, CONTRACTS AND PERMISSIONS TO CONTINUE:
Item 8 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

  1. NEW APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION, FOR FUNDS TO EVALUATE THE TRAVIS COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT'S INDIGENT DEFENSE SYSTEM; AND
  2. A NEW APPLICATION TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILD AND FAMILIES TO FUND THE TRAVIS COUNTY FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

9. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR TRAVIS COUNTY REGARDING THE FOLLOWING:
Item 9 Backup (pdf)  
Taken into Executive Session

  1. HISTORIC EXEMPTIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013, AND
  2. OVER 65 AND DISABLED OPTIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013.

10. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR THE TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT, D/B/A CENTRAL HEALTH REGARDING THE FOLLOWING:
Taken into Executive Session

  1. HISTORIC EXEMPTIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013, AND
  2. OVER 65 AND DISABLED OPTIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013.

11. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE UPDATED FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE, INCLUDING DATES FOR BUDGET HEARINGS AND MARK UP.
Item 11 Backup (pdf)  
Item 11Text and video

12. 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 $755,828.07 FOR THE PERIOD OF JUNE 22 TO JUNE 28, 2012.
Item 12 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

13. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPOSED ROUTINE PERSONNEL AMENDMENTS.
Item 13 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

14. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE ITEMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 PLAN YEAR, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2012.
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Item 14Text and video

  1. ASSURANT DENTAL PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2013 RATES. 100% EMPLOYEE PAID:
    1. DHMO RATES REMAIN THE SAME AS FISCAL YEAR 2012;
    2. PPO AND MAC PLANS INCLUDE A 4% RATE INCREASE; AND
    3. ASSURANT AUTHORIZATION FORM (SIGNATURE NEEDED).
  2. $50,000 BASIC LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE RATES WITH UNUM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 WITH NO INCREASE; 100% COUNTY FUNDED
  3. FRINGE BENEFIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, A DIVISION OF WAGEWORKS (FBMC) FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA) ADMINISTRATIVE RATES FOR THE FSA PLAN THAT WILL HAVE ANNUAL LIMIT OF $5,000.00 FOR UNREIMBURSED MEDICAL EXPENSES AND A DEPENDENT CARE ANNUAL LIMIT OF $5,000.00:
    1. FSA ADMINISTRATIVE RATE INCREASE OF 2.49% FSA PARTICIPANT, UN-REIMBURSED MEDICAL AND DEPENDENT CARE PLANS; AND
    2. QTB (QUALIFIED TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT) OR HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT (HRA) ADMINISTRATIVE RATE INCREASE OF 2.49% PER PARTICIPANT.
  4. CIGNA SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE RATES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 INCLUDING NO RATE INCREASES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 FOR THE FOLLOWING:
    1. EMPLOYEE SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE AND AD&D;
    2. DEPENDENT LIFE;
    3. ADDITIONAL SPOUSE LIFE;
    4. RETIREE LIFE;
    5. SHORT TERM DISABILITY;
    6. LONG TERM DISABILITY; AND
    7. PERSONAL PROTECTION PLAN (STAND ALONE AD&D).
  5. ADMINISTRATIVE RATES FOR SUN LIFE (INDIVIDUAL STOPLOSS COVERAGE) NO RATE INCREASE. THE STOPLOSS LEVEL IS AT $225,000 PER COVERED PERSON. (AN RFP IS BEING RELEASED FOR INDIVIDUAL STOPLOSS COVERAGE. IF A DIFFERENT CARRIER IS SELECTED, THE RATE EXTENSION OPTION WITH SUN LIFE WILL NOT BE EXERCISED.)

15. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING THE COMPENSATION FOR ASSOCIATE AND MAGISTRATE JUDGES AS FOLLOWS:
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Item 15Text and video

  1. A NEW COMPENSATION METHODOLOGY FOR ASSOCIATE AND MAGISTRATE JUDGES; AND
  2. INCREASE THE BASE COMPENSATION RATE FOR ASSOCIATE AND MAGISTRATE JUDGES TO $112,000 OR LESS AND SET EFFECTIVE DATE.

16. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2013 BASE COMPENSATION FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS:
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  1. INCREASE THE BASE COMPENSATION RATE FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO ARE NOT SUBJECT TO A STATE-MANDATED SALARY CAP BY 3.5%; AND
  2. PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS' BASE COMPENSATION RATE.

PURCHASING OFFICE ITEMS

17. PURSUANT TO SECTION 263.152 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, DECLARE FOUR AIR QUALITY MONITORS SURPLUS FOR TRADE IN ON NEW EQUIPMENT.
Item 17 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

18. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE OEM PARTS AND MAINTENANCE LABOR, IFB NO. B120200-LD, TO THE LOWEST BIDDERS:
Item 18 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

  1. COVERT CHEVROLET, LINE ITEMS 1, 2 AND 3; AND
  2. LEIF JOHNSON FORD, LINE ITEMS 4 AND 5.

19. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND REMEDIATION SERVICES, IFB NO. B120220-LD, TO THE LOW BIDDERS:
Item 19 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

  1. TAS ENVIRONMENTAL, PRIMARY CONTRACTOR; AND
  2. SWS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, SECONDARY CONTRACTOR.

TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES ITEMS

20. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE A FIVE FOOT WIDE PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT AND A FIVE FOOT WIDE GUY WIRE EASEMENT LOCATED ALONG THE EAST LOT LINE OF LOT 10, BLOCK F OF RIVER RIDGE IN PRECINCT TWO. (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT)
Item 20 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

21. REVISED LANGUAGE: CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A REQUEST TO CLOSE OLD LOCKHART HIGHWAY BETWEEN THAXTON ROAD AND CARL ROAD FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT BEGINNING JULY 18, 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2012 OR UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED IN PRECINCT FOUR. (COMMISSIONER GOMEZ)
Item 21 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

22. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PROPOSED STREET NAME ASSIGNMENT FOR AN EASEMENT OFF LOHMANS FORD ROAD AND A STREET NAME CHANGE FROM VALLEY HILL DRIVE IN POINT VENTURE SECTION 2 PHASE 1 TO BE KNOWN AS "DISTRICT LANE" IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
Item 22 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

23. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A CASH SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH GEHAN HOMES LTD. FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR AVALON PHASE 7A LOTS 21- 28 BLOCK T, IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
Item 23 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

24. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS IN PRECINCT ONE:
Item 24 Backup (pdf)  
Added to Consent

  1. SORENTO PRELIMINARY PLAN [PRELIMINARY PLAN - 991 TOTAL LOTS (961 SINGLE FAMILY LOTS, 8 PUBLIC PARKLAND LOTS, 3 PRIVATE PARKLAND LOTS, 9 PRIVATE LANDSCAPE LOTS, 7 PUBLIC HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL LOTS, 1 PUBLIC ACCESS LOT, AND 2 MULTI-FAMILY AND DEVELOPMENT RESERVE LOTS) - 356.5 ACRES - CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE ETJ]; AND
  2. A PHASING AGREEMENT BETWEEN TRAVIS COUNTY AND CACTUS INVESTMENTS, L.P. IN PRECINCT ONE. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)

25. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A CASH SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH WAUGH ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR SIDEWALK FISCAL FOR SOUTHWEST HILLS SECTION 4 LOT 3 BLOCK B IN PRECINCT THREE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
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Added to Consent

26. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SHARED VALUES, GEOGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK AND POLICIES AS COMMON GROUND TO GUIDE COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF AUSTIN AS IT BEGINS TO IMPLEMENT ITS NEWLY ADOPTED IMAGINE AUSTIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
Item 26Text and video

OTHER ITEMS

AT 1:40 P.M.
27. RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING PRESENTATION FROM CAPITAL AREA PLANNING COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (CAPCOG) ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES.
Item 27Text and video

28. REVISED LANGUAGE: CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO APPOINT JEFF JACK, RB KLUG, AND CHONG SHIN TO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE CIVIL AND FAMILY COURTHOUSE. (COMMISSIONER HUBER)
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Added to Consent

29. RECEIVE LEGAL BRIEFING AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING STEPS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETINGS AT 700 LAVACA. (THIS ITEM MAY BE TAKEN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO GOV'T. CODE ANN 551.071, CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY)
Taken up with Item 11
Item 29Text and video

EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS

Executive SessionText and video

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.

30. RECEIVE LEGAL BRIEFING REGARDING REAL ESTATE CONTRACT ON D2000 PROJECT.1 AND 2

31. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PROPOSAL TO CONVEY TITLE TO, RELINQUISH MANAGEMENT OF AND TRANSFER MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALLEN PARK IN PRECINCT TWO FROM TRAVIS COUNTY TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN. (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT) 1 AND 2

32. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A PROPOSAL TO CONVEY TITLE TO, RELINQUISH MANAGEMENT OF AND TRANSFER MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAVID REED PARK AND LAURA REED PARK IN PRECINCT THREE FROM TRAVIS COUNTY TO THE CITY OF JONESTOWN. (COMMISSIONER HUBER) 1 AND 2

33. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON A COUNTER-OFFER RECEIVED FROM NELDA CAROL PHELPS FOR ACQUISITION OF 9,448 SQUARE FEET OF UNDEVELOPED LAND LOCATED WITHIN PRECINCT TWO OF TRAVIS COUNTY, NEEDED AS RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO COUNTY ROAD 138, TO BE CONSTRUCTED BY WILLIAMSON COUNTY UNDER TERMS OF AN EXISTING INTERLOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT CONSIDERED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED BY TRAVIS COUNTY IN EARLY 2012. (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT) 2

34. RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS WITH GRAEBEL AFFILIATED COMPANIES FOR 700 LAVACA BUILDING MOVES. 1

35. RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS AND FORMULA ONE. 1
No action required

36. RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING LEASE ISSUES AT 700 LAVACA WITH AUSTIN SUITES. 1 AND 2

CONSENT ITEMS

C1. RECEIVE BIDS FROM COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT.

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

ADJOURN

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

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. OR
UPON ADJOURNMENT OR RECESS OF COMMISSIONERS COURT

1. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST TRAVIS COUNTY ROAD DISTRICT NO. 3.
Item 1 Backup (pdf)  
Item Road District 3Text and video

ADJOURN

AGENDA
TRAVIS COUNTY BEE CAVE ROAD DISTRICT NO. 1 (GALLERIA)
VOTING SESSION

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, AT 1:30 P.M. OR
UPON ADJOURNMENT OR RECESS OF COMMISSIONERS COURT

1. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR THE TRAVIS COUNTY BEE CAVE ROAD DISTRICT NO. 1.
Item 1 Backup (pdf)  
Item Road District 1Text and video

ADJOURN


CAPITAL AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD MEETING

UT AUSTIN, JOE C. THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, ROOM 3.102
DEAN KEETON (26TH) AND RED RIVER, AUSTIN, TEXAS
ON MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, AT 6:00 P.M.

(COPIES OF THE AGENDAS MAY BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING (512) 974-2275)

A QUORUM OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY ATTEND


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