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Travis County Commissioners Court

Voting Session Agenda
Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE APPROXIMATELY 44 SQUARE FEET OF MANSFIELD DRIVE LOCATED WITHIN THE MARSHALL FORD VISTA SUBDIVISION. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY) (ACTION ITEM #19)
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CITIZENS COMMUNICATION


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CONSENT ITEMS


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(SEE LIST OF CONSENT ITEMS)

RESOLUTIONS & PROCLAMATIONS

2. APPROVE PROCLAMATION DECLARING JULY 21, 2007 AS ďAUSTIN TRAVIS COUNTY VETERANSí SERVICE AND SACRIFICE DAYĒ IN TRAVIS COUNTY. (JUDGE BISCOE)
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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. ITEMS

3. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE RENEWAL AND AMENDMENT NO. 2 OF INTERLOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY FOR ON-SITE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY/ENROLLMENT SERVICES AND CLINIC LEASE PAYMENTS.
Added to consent.

PLANNING AND BUDGET DEPT. ITEMS

4. REVIEW AND APPROVE REQUESTS REGARDING GRANT PROPOSALS, APPLICATIONS, CONTRACTS AND PERMISSIONS TO CONTINUE:
Added to consent.

  1. PERMISSION TO CONTINUE WITH THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, THROUGH THE ONESTAR FOUNDATION, FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AMERICORPS GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSIONíS 4-H CAPITAL PROGRAM;
  2. APPROVE GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TO MEET HEATING AND COOLING NEEDS; AND
  3. APPROVE GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE AUSTIN/TRAVIS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION CENTER FOR JUVENILE PROBATION TO SUPPORT ONE FULL TIME STAFF PERSON TO SERVE AS THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATION GROUP COORDINATOR TO ASSIST CHILDREN AND FAMILIES RECEIVING SERVICES THROUGH THE CENTER.

5. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON BUDGET AMENDMENTS, TRANSFERS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS.
Added to consent.

6. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON DRAFT ADVERTISEMENT FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO SET ELECTED OFFICIALSí SALARIES FOR FY Ď08 AND CALENDAR FOR ACTIONS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SALARY SETTING PROCESS.
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ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS ITEMS

7. 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 $220,540.38 FOR THE PERIOD OF JUNE 29 TO JULY 5, 2007.
Added to consent.

8. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON PROPOSED ROUTINE PERSONNEL AMENDMENTS.
Added to consent.

9. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING VARIOUS ISSUES RELATED TO EASTSIDE SERVICE CENTER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COST OVERRUNS, SCOPE OF WORK AND FUNDING OPTIONS.
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JUSTICE & PUBLIC SAFETY ITEMS

10. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY SERVICES ISSUES:
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  1. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SECOND QUARTER PERFORMANCE STATUS REPORT;
  2. STAR FLIGHT BUSINESS PLAN OUTLINE; AND
  3. OTHER RELATED ISSUES.

11. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ANNUAL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR ON-GOING PSAP MAINTENANCE, EQUIPMENT UPGRADE AND TRAINING.
Added to consent.

PURCHASING OFFICE ITEMS

12. APPROVE CONTRACT NO. PS070205VR, NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER, FOR RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES TO JUVENILE OFFENDERS. (JUVENILE PROBATION)
Added to consent.

13. APPROVE SOLE SOURCE EXEMPTION AND REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR GAS LINE RELOCATION AT PFLUGERVILLE EAST ROADWAY (PECAN STREET) PROJECT WITH ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION. (TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES) (COMMISSIONER ECKHARDT)
Added to consent.

14. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR ELECTRICAL TIME AND MATERIALS, IFB NO. B070267-NB, TO THE SOLE BIDDER, Z-NON ELECTRIC, INC. (FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
Added to consent.

15. APPROVE MODIFICATION NO. 1 TO CONTRACT NO. CM060180LC, SCOTIA CONSULTING INC., FOR PURCHASE/MAINTENANCE OF PC COMMUNITY SUPERVISION+ SOFTWARE. (DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE)
Added to consent.

16. APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES, COUNTY-WIDE SIDEWALK AND HIKE & BIKE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, RFQ NO. Q060304-JW, TO THE HIGHEST QUALIFIED RESPONDENT, HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC. (TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES)
Added to consent.

17. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 TO PURCHASE ORDER NO. 362983, CULTURAL SURVEY AT SOUTHEAST METRO PARK, HORIZON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES. (TRANSPORTATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES) (COMMISSIONER GOMEZ)
Added to consent.

18. APPROVE CONTRACT FOR HOIST TRAINING FROM REGA FOR STAR FLIGHT RESCUE INSTRUCTORS. (STAR FLIGHT/EMERGENCY SERVICES)
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TRANSPORTATION & NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT. ITEMS

19. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE APPROXIMATELY 44 SQUARE FEET OF MANSFIELD DRIVE LOCATED WITHIN THE MARSHALL FORD VISTA SUBDIVISION. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)
Postponed.

20. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON IMPACT OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 11504 ANTLER LANE AS A RESULT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL LANES ON ANDERSON MILL ROAD.
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21. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
Taken into Executive Session.

  1. VARIANCE FROM SECTION 82.202(L)(2)(B), STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STREETS AND DRAINAGE IN SUBDIVISIONS IN TRAVIS COUNTY;
  2. PRELIMINARY PLAN IN PRECINCT THREE: RGK RANCH, PRELIMINARY PLAN (1508 TOTAL LOTS); AND
  3. PHASING AGREEMENT BETWEEN RGK AND TRAVIS COUNTY. (COMMISSIONER DAUGHERTY)

22. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR TRAVIS COUNTY TO JOIN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES.
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23. DISCUSS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ALTERNATIVE FUNDING FOR HOWARD LANE EAST. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS AND JUDGE BISCOE)
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24. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON WASTE MANAGEMENT OFFER TO PARTNER WITH TRAVIS COUNTY TO TRANSPORT LEACHATE FROM ITS FACILITY BY SHARING LIFT STATION.
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25. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
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  1. A PLAT FOR RECORDING IN PRECINCT THREE: SPANISH OAKS GOLF VILLAS FINAL PLAT (1 TOTAL LOT; 20 DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY STRUCTURES);
  2. REQUEST TO GRANT AN EXEMPTION FROM PLATTING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR TAKE OTHER APPROPRIATE ACTION ON SPANISH OAKS GOLF VILLAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT (20 DETACHED STRUCTURES (MAIDENHAIR LANE)); AND
  3. APPROVE A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT FOR SPANISH OAKS GOLF VILLAS CONDOMINIUM PROJECT.

26. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
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  1. REQUEST TO GRANT AN EXEMPTION FROM PLATTING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR TAKE OTHER APPROPRIATE ACTION ON SPANISH OAKS PRESERVE CONDOS AND LODGE CONDOMINIUM PROJECT (19 DETACHED STRUCTURES (SPANISH OAKS CLUB BOULEVARD); AND
  2. APPROVE A CONDOMINIUM CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT FOR SPANISH OAKS PRESERVE CONDOS AND LODGE, A MULTI-FAMILY LOT IN SPANISH OAKS SECTION NINE FINAL PLAT IN PRECINCT THREE.

OTHER ITEMS

27. APPROVE PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND AUTHORIZE COUNTY TREASURER TO INVEST COUNTY FUNDS.
Added to consent.

28. RECEIVE PRESENTATION FROM LEADERS OF RIDGETOP AND NORTHFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS REGARDING URBAN CHANGE IN CENTRAL AUSTIN. (COMMISSIONER DAVIS)
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29. RECEIVE PRESENTATION FROM TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR REGARDING COMPUTERWORLD HONOR PROGRAM AWARD. (TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR)
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30. RECEIVE REPORT AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING LEGISLATIVE ACTION TAKEN DURING THE 80TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE AND THE IMPACT OF CERTAIN LEGISLATION ON TRAVIS COUNTY.
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31. APPROVE MUTUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT WITH SECURUS CORPORATION TO OBTAIN INFORMATION NEEDED IN COMPLETION OF NEGOTIATION OF CONTRACT FOR SERVICES WITH SECURUS.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS


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Note 1 Govít Code Ann 551.071, Consultation with Attorney
Note 2 Govít Code Ann 551.072, Real Property
Note 3 Govít Code Ann 551.074, Personnel Matters
Note 4 Govít Code Ann 551.076, Security

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. RECEIVE BRIEFING FROM COUNTY ATTORNEY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR TRAVIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT TWO EMPLOYEE, SLOT 36, DUE TO CONTINUING EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATION IN EXCESS OF 5 DAYS. 1 AND 3

CONSENT ITEMS


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C1. RECEIVE BIDS FROM COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT.

C2. AWARD BIDS FOR FOOD ITEMS FOR TRAVIS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JUVENILE DETENTION SERVICES.

ADDED ITEMS

A.1 CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROSECUTE APPEAL OF OAK GROVE PLANT PERMIT.
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A.2 CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST TO PARTNER WITH AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICAL STUDIES.
Postponed.

A.3 APPROVE PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING AND CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPITAL CITY LIONS CLUB ON AUGUST 18, 2007.
Added to consent.

ADJOURN

AGENDA
NORTHWEST TRAVIS COUNTY ROAD DISTRICT #3 (GOLDEN TRIANGLE)

VOTING SESSION
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007, 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.

2. APPROVE NORTHWEST TRAVIS COUNTY ROAD DISTRICT #3 MINUTES FOR VOTING SESSION OF JUNE 26, 2007.

ADJOURN

CAPITAL AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD MEETING

UT AUSTIN, JOE C. THOMPSON CONFERENCE CENTER, AUDITORIUM 1.110
DEAN KEETON (26TH) AND RED RIVER, AUSTIN, TEXAS
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007, AT 6:00 P.M.

(A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING (512) 974-2275)

A QUORUM OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY ATTEND

PUBLIC MEETING
DISCUSS PROPOSED LAND USE PLANS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LEHNE ADDITION SUBDIVISION AT 7759 JOHNNY MORRIS ROAD

TRAVIS COUNTY PRECINCT ONE SATELLITE ONE OFFICE
9301 JOHNNY MORRIS ROAD, AUSTIN, TEXAS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007, AT 6:15 P.M.

(MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING (512) 854-9111)

A QUORUM OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY ATTEND

Last Modified: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:01 PM