MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009 COMMISSIONERS COURT MET IN REGULAR by DeanSampson

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									                           MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
               COMMISSIONERS COURT MET IN REGULAR MEETING
                               AT 9:34 A.M.
                  WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT

      HON. ANTHONY COBOS, PRESIDING                              COUNTY JUDGE
      ANNA PEREZ,                                         COMMISSIONER, PCT. # 1
      VERONICA ESCOBAR,                                   COMMISSIONER, PCT. # 2
      WILLIE GANDARA,                                     COMMISSIONER, PCT. # 3

           DANIEL R. HAGGERTY, COMMISSIONER, PCT. # 4 - ABSENT

                   PATRICIA PIETZYK, DEPUTY CLERK
                MONICA FUENTES-MENA, DEPUTY CLERK
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                               MEETING CONVENED
JUNE 1, 2009                                                             MOTION # 1
       On this day, Commissioners Court of El Paso County, Texas was called to order
by the Deputy Clerk.
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                             PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
JUNE 1, 2009                                                             MOTION # 2
     On this day, Commissioners Court began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
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    APPROVED - RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING "EL PASO TAEKWONDO DAY"
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 3 (Item # 1)
       On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to adopt a resolution recognizing June 6, 2009 as
"El Paso Taekwondo Day" in El Paso County, Texas.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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       PRESENTATION - COUNTY STAR AWARD TO VERONICA BARRIGA,
                       DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 4 (Item # 2)
        On this day, Betsy Keller, Human Resources Director, Human Resources
Department, presented the County Star Award – 1st Quarter 2009, to Veronica Barriga,
District Clerk’s Office.
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                                 PUBLIC COMMENT
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 5 (Item # 3)
       On this day, the following person appeared before Commissioners Court to offer
public comment.

       County Judge Cobos offered congratulations to Rita Ruelas, and announced that
in June she would be assuming the Interim Director position for the Border Children’s
Mental Health Collaborative. In addition, he thanked the outgoing Interim Director,
Roger Martinez, for his service and hard work and congratulated him on his new
position of Chief Juvenile Probation Officer with the Juvenile Probation Department.
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                   APPROVED - CONSENT AGENDA;
       POSTPONED - MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT AND ADDENDUM
     WITH XEROX CORPORATION FOR COPIER FOR SHERIFF’S OFFICE;
 POSTPONED - QUARTERLY REPORTS FROM OFFICE OF CONSTABLE, PCT. 3,
     EL PASO MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION CENTER,
                    OFFICE OF CONSTABLE, PCT. 6,
            AND EL PASO COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
JUNE 1, 2009                                                              MOTION # 6
       On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to approve the following Consent Agenda items,
including corrections to Items # 16 and # 20; to postpone for one week Item # 38 to
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); and to postpone for one
week the quarterly reports from the Office of the Constable, Pct. 3, El Paso MHMR, the
Office of the Constable, Pct. 6, and the El Paso County Historical Commission.

4. Approval of the Minutes of the regular meetings of April 27, 2009; May 4, 2009; May
11, 2009, and the special meeting of September 11, 2008.
Submitted by: , County Clerk's Office




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5. 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

6. Approve amendment No. 28 to the 2008-2009 County of El Paso Operating Budget.
This amendment will increase Grants by $1,960,294 thus increasing the overall
operating budget of $282,682,892 to $284,643,186.
Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

7. Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign contract for cost plan services with
Maximus Consulting Services, Inc. Contract has been approved as to form by County
Attorney KK-09-198.
Submitted by: County Auditor Edward A. Dion, County Auditors Office

8. Approve the Certificates of Plat Compliance (under Texas Local Government Code
Section 232.028(a), as provided on the attached listing.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge

9. Approve the Certificates of Plat Compliance (under Texas Local Government Code
Section 232.028(a), as provided on the attached listing.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge

10. Approve and authorize the reappointment of Belen Robles to the El Paso County
Revolving Loan Board, effective immediately.
Submitted by: Commissioner, Pct. 2 Veronica Escobar, Commissioners Court

11. Authorize the San Elizario Veterans' Memorial Placita for the 3rd Sunday of the
months of June - October from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose for use of the
placita is to have an arts market sponsored by the El Paso Mission Trail Association
and Main Street Gallery.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr., Pct. 3

12. Authorize County Purchasing Agent through the State Buy Board for the purchase
of playground equipment in Pct. 3 and Pct. 4.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr., Pct. 3

13. Authorize Mr. Manuel Soto the use of the San Elizario Placita on June 13, 2009 for
a wedding reception.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr., Pct. 3

14. Approve and authorize the appointment of James Fashing to the El Paso County
Risk Pool Board, effective immediately.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4




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15. Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign an interlocal agreement (KK-09-
183) with the El Paso Independent School for a Teen Court manager. This will renew
contract with the County Attorney which will be fully funded by EPISD.
Submitted by: Assistant County Attonrey Josie Brostrom, County Attorney's Office

16. Approve and authorize the County Judge to approve the grant application submitted
to the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (Grant Application #2245701) for
El Paso County's Victim Assistance Program Domestic Violence Initiative in the amount
of $67,150.00, with no County match.
Submitted by: District Attorney Jaime Esparza, District Attorney's Office

17. Approve and Authorize the County Judge to sign the Maintenance Renewal
Automated Victim Notification Services Renewal with Appriss, Inc. and the Texas VINE
Maintenance Invoice FY09 Form (OAG Grant #0907949) and the Verification of
Continuing Production Record Form for payment of the maintenance expenses for El
Paso County's 24-hour automated information and notification service to victims of
crime, in the amount of $30,108.00 for the term of September 1, 2008 to August 31,
2009. This represents no direct cost to El Paso County.
Submitted by: District Attorney Jaime Esparza, District Attorney's Office

19. Approve and authorize the transfer of $89.63 within the budget of the Justice of the
Peace, Pct Three, from Subobject 6204 (Office Expenses) to 6705 (Travel), in order to
reimburse Judge Guadalupe Aponte for expenses incurred through the statutorily
required training in San Antonio, Texas. Submitted by: Court Coordinator Melissa
Alvarado, Justice Court, Pct. 3
Submitted by: Court Coordinator Melissa Alvarado, Justice of the Peace, Pct Three

20. Approve and authorize the County Judge to execute a contract agreement (KK-09-
201) with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Project Grant Agreement
#RPT 0902(24) and State Project # 51924F7131 for TxDOT capital funds in the amount
of $81,139 for the purchase of a vehicle for the El Paso County Rural Transit Program.
Submitted by: Director Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services

21. Approve and authorize the County Judge to execute a contract agreement with the
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Project Grant Agreement # RPT
0904(24)R1 and State Project # 51924F7287 for American Recover and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) funds in the amount of $320,000 for the purchase of four (4) buses for the
El Paso County Rural Transit Program.
Submitted by: Director Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services

22. Approve and authorize the County Judge to sign a Temporary Advertising Services
Agreement for $50,000 between the County and the Southwestern International PRCA
Rodeo, Inc. for general promotion and tourist advertising of the County of El Paso and
its to visitors.
Submitted by: Director Rosemary V. Neill, Family and Community Services




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25. Approve and authorize an increase in the Swimming Pool change fund from $80 to
$100 and authorize the County Auditor to disburse this amount for this year and
subsequent swimming seasons.
Submitted by: Interim Director Rosemary V. Neill, Park, Golf and Aquatics

26. As recommended by the Hiring Freeze Exception Review Committee, approve the
exception to the hiring freeze for the Sheriff's Department for one (1) full-time regular
Court Coordinator/Data Entry Position.
Submitted by: Human Resources Director Betsy C. Keller, Human Resources

27. Approve and authorize the removal from inventory, a Xerox 120CP Printer, bar code
#142343, S/N KRC555655, from Information Technology Department to the County
Purchasing Department.
Submitted by: Chief Technology Officer Peter Cooper, Information Technology
Department

28. Approve and authorize the appointment of Jack Alayyan, Community Development
Director, as the Labor Standards Officer to oversee labor activities for the Texas
Community Development Program Grant No. 728129 under the Office of Rural
Community Affairs-ORCA.
Submitted by: Director Jack Alayyaj, Community Development

29. Approve and authorize the appointment of Jack Alayyan, Community Development
Director, as the Labor Standards Officer to oversee labor activities for the Texas
Community Development Grant Contract No. 728095 under the Office of Rural
Community Affairs-ORCA
Submitted by: Director Jack Alayyan, Community Development

30. Approve and authorize the County Purchasing Agent to publish a Notice of Intent to
Apply for the 2009 Colonia Self-Help Center Program grant application in the amount of
$1.2 million. The program will provide housing rehabilitation, new construction and
technical assistance to residents of designated colonias in the unincorporated areas of
the county of El Paso. This program is funded by the Texas Department of Housing and
Community Affairs (TDHCA)- Office of Colonia Initiatives (OCI). Upon completion of the
notification period, approve and authorize the county judge to sign the said application
documents.
Submitted by: Director Jack Alayyan, Community Development

31. Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to advertise a public hearing notice for
the purpose of soliciting residents' participation and receive public comments related to
the 2009 Colonia Self-Help Center grant program funded by the Texas Department of
Public Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)-Office of Colonia Inititatives (OCI).
Funds are available under index PLAN&DEVELOP, sub-object 6022.
Submitted by: Director Jack Alayyan, Community Development




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32. Authorize the Telecommunications Director to purchase Telephony Manager
Upgrade for El Paso County's Nortel telephone system, as detailed in the maintenance
agreement between The County of El Paso and Pyramid Communications. The
Purchasing Department has identified this upgrade as a single source purchase.
Submitted by: Telecommunications Director Victor Montes, Communications

33. Request approval of and authorization for the County Judge to sign the Contract for
intensive in-home therapeutic services, between the El Paso County, on behalf of the El
Paso County Juvenile Probation Department, and Pinnacle Social Services LLC. This
agreement is effective upon execution and shall continue for two one-year terms upon
the same terms and conditions contained in this agreement by providing written notice
to contractor.
Submitted by: Interim Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Marc Marquez, Juvenile
Probation Department

34. Request approval of and authorization for the County Judge to sing the contract for
substance abuse service, between the El Paso County, on behalf of the El Paso County
Juvenile Probation Department, and Aliviane NO-AD, INC. This agreement shall be
effective upon execution and shall continue for one year. The County shall have the
option to renew this agreement for two one-year terms upon the same terms and
conditions contained in this agreement by providing written notice to Contractor. This
agreement has been reviewed and approved as to form by the County Attorney.
Contract Number KK-09-176.
Submitted by: Interim Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Marc Marquez, Juvenile
Probation Department

35. Approve and authorize the County Purchasing Agent to solicit RFQ for engineering
services for reconstruction of several streets within Canutillo and Westway as part of the
third round of the Border colonia Access Program.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge
Dept.

36. Approve the 2009 Overlay Paving Program and authorize the County Purchasing
Agent to solicit bids for 12,000 tons of HMAC and a contractor to place HMAC.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge
Dept.

37. Approve and authorize the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to submit an on-line grant
application COPS Secure Our Schools. The County Attorney's Office has reviewed the
application (KK#09-197).
Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, SO-Administration




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39. Approve and authorize the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to submit an on-line
application to the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for the
Bulletproof Vest Program. The County Attorney has reviewed the application (KK#09-
199).
Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, SO-Administration

40. Respectfully request you authorization and approval to have the El Paso County
Purchasing Department bid the attached specifications for the purchase of three (3)
unmarked vehicles for the Border Crime Initiative.
Submitted by: Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, Border Crime Initiative/ Special Operations

41. Approve and authorize to transfer unserviceable equipment for the Detention Facility
to the County Purchasing Agent for disposal. Please see attachments.
Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, Sheriff's Office

42. Approve and authorize to transfer the listed vehicles to the County Purchasing
Agent for disposal. Unit #101, 1994 Ford Mustang, VIN #1FALP42T5RF146417; Unit
#741, 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, VIN#2G1WL52M6V1190339; Unit#0017, 2000 Buick
Regal, VIN#2G4WB52K3Y1213150
Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Wiles, Sheriff's Office

REPORTS

43. Accept the following quarterly report:

b) Office of the Constable, Pct. 5
Submitted by: Constable Manuel Lopez, Precinct 5 Constable's Office

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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               DELETED - PURCHASING AGENT TO SOLICIT BIDS
           FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATIONS
           FOR 243RD DISTRICT COURT DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM
JUNE 1, 2009                                                  MOTION # 7 (Item # 18)
      On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Gandara, it is the order of the Court to delete the agenda item to approve and authorize
Purchasing Agent to go out on bids for Psychological Assessments and Evaluations for
the 243rd Judicial District Drug Treatment Program

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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       APPROVED - TEMPORARY ADVERTISING SERVICES AGREEMENT
               WITH EL PASO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
JUNE 1, 2009                                                 MOTION # 8 (Item # 23)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to approve and
authorize the County Judge to sign a Temporary Advertising Services Agreement with
the El Paso Community Foundation for $40,000 for advertising of their 2009 Film
Festival at the Plaza Theater.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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          POSTPONED - AS CORRECTED, TEMPORARY ADVERTISING
             SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH LULAC COUNCIL 132
JUNE 1, 2009                                                 MOTION # 9 (Item # 24)
      On this day, on motion of Commissioner Perez, seconded by County Judge
Cobos, it is the order of the Court to postpone for one week the agenda item to 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.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar                  NO – Gandara
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             APPROVED - CHANGE ORDER NUMBER ONE
TO GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
              WITH DANTEX CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
      FOR REMODELING OF 2ND AND 4TH FLOORS OF COURTHOUSE
JUNE 1, 2009                                               MOTION # 10 (Item # 44)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Perez, seconded by Commissioner
Gandara, regarding the agenda item to discuss and take action to amend the
guaranteed maximum price design and construction agreement between the County of
El Paso and Dantex Construction Company in reference to the remodeling of the 2nd
and 4th floors of the County Courthouse. Relative to RFQ08-060 and RFQ08-062, it is
the order of the Court to approve and authorize the County Judge to sign Change Order
Number One to the Guaranteed Maximum Price Design and Construction Agreement
dated November 17, 2008 for the Design and Construction of a project identified as the
Renovation of the El Paso County Courthouse 4th and 2nd Floors between Dantex
Construction Company, as Design/Builder and The County of El Paso, Texas, as
Owner.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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                APPROVED - REALLOCATION OF FUNDS
        FOR REMODELING OF 2ND AND 4TH FLOORS OF COURTHOUSE
JUNE 1, 2009                                               MOTION # 11 (Item # 45)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Perez, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to approve and
authorize the re-allocation of funds from existing allocations with the CPCAPITAL02
Capital Projects for the remodeling of the 2nd and 4th floors of the El Paso County
Courthouse.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar                     NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Gandara
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        APPROVED - PLANS FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER ADDITION;
        APPROVED - PLANS FOR YOUTH SERVICES BUILDING PROJECT
JUNE 1, 2009                                            MOTION # 12 (Items # 46, 47)
     On this day, on motion of Commissioner Perez, seconded by Commissioner
Gandara, it is the order of the Court to approve the following regular agenda items.

46. Approve the conceptual plans for the addition to the Juvenile Justice Center and `
      authorize the architect to proceed with final plans and specifications.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge

47. Approve the conceptual plans of the Youth Services Building Project and authorize
the architect to proceed with final plans and specifications.
Submitted by: County Public Works Director Robert Rivera, P.E., Road and Bridge

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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          DELETED - MAINTENANCE FOR YOUTH SERVICES BUILDING/
                   JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER COMPLEX
JUNE 1, 2009                                                  MOTION # 13 (Item # 48)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Perez, it is the order of the Court to delete the agenda item to discuss and take
appropriate action on designation of maintenance of the Youth Services
Building/Juvenile Justice Center Complex.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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     APPROVED - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX RESALE OF PROPERTY
JUNE 1, 2009                                                  MOTION # 14 (Item # 49)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to discuss and take
appropriate action on a resolution authorizing tax resale for property described as Lots
3, 4, 5 and the South 2.11 feet of Lot 2, Block 15, Fabens Townsite, being more
particularly described in Volume 6, Page 71, Deed Records, El Paso County,
Texas.(PID #F082-000-0150-02A0 and PID #F082-000-0150-0500.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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                APPROVED - STREET CLOSURES ON JULY 4, 2009
JUNE 1, 2009                                                MOTION # 15 (Item # 50)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Perez, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to approve and authorize
the closure from 7:00 a.m. to midnight, Flager St, Suwanee St., Vista del Este St., Las
Casitas Ave., Krag St., Buntline Dr., Desert Meadows Rd., Oshea Dr., Acacia Dr.,
Century Dr., Edward Williams Dr., Snoqualmie Dr., and Oleary Dr. on July 4, 2009. All
streets are connected to far east Montana Avenue and lead into residential areas that
are affected by hazardous and unsafe conditions due to Independence day high volume
of pedestrian and/or vehicle traffic.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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     APPROVED - AS CORRECTED, TRANSFER OF FUNDS WITHIN BUDGET
                       OF 65TH DISTRICT COURT
JUNE 1, 2009                                                MOTION # 16 (Item # 51)
      On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Gandara, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item, as corrected, to
approve and authorize the following funds to be transferred in the total amount of
$1,273.00 into 065THDC-6705 (TRAVEL) as follows: from 6001-office expense
$343.00; from 6021-dues $815.00 and from 6204-equipment $115.00 for a total not to
exceed $1,273.00. Funding is needed to pay for official travel.

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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   NO ACTION - REPORTS ON STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDAS
JUNE 1, 2009                                                MOTION # 17 (Item # 52)
       On this day, Commissioners Court took no formal action on the agenda item to
receive reports regarding State and Federal legislation and take any appropriate action
if deemed necessary.

                              NO ACTION
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       APPROVED - RESCIND COURT ORDER AWARDING REMODELING
   OF ASCARATE GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE BATHROOMS TO BASIC IDIQ;
   APPROVED - INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AND COUNTY MASTER SERVICE
INTERLOCAL CONTRACT WITH HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  FOR COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR GOODS AND SERVICES
JUNE 1, 2009                                                    MOTION # 18 (Item # 53)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Escobar, seconded by Commissioner
Perez, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to approve and authorize
rescinding the February 2, 2009 award of RFQ #08-162 for remodeling the bathrooms in
the Ascarate Golf Course Clubhouse and approve and authorize the County Judge to
sign the Resolution approving the terms and conditions of an Interlocal Agreement and
the County Master Service Interlocal Contract between Harris County Department of
Education and El Paso County providing for a cooperative purchasing program for
goods and services that will include remodeling of the Ascarate Golf Course bathrooms
and the minor construction of a golf course cart barn addition. Funds are available.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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         APPROVED - POSITION ON SHERIFF’S OFFICE MANNING TABLE
JUNE 1, 2009                                                    MOTION # 19 (Item # 54)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Perez, regarding the agenda item to discuss and take appropriate action on the
Religious Ministries Coordinator position in the Sheriff's Department, it is the order of
the Court to approve and authorize the request for the following addition to the Sheriff’s
Office manning table: Religious Ministries Coordinator position (Grade G-21, Entry
Level), including a specific job description, contingent upon the availability of funds from
the Commissary Account.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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            POSTPONED - DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE VEHICLES
JUNE 1, 2009                                                 MOTION # 20 (Item # 55)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Escobar, seconded by Commissioner
Gandara, it is the order of the Court to postpone for one week the agenda item to
discuss and take appropriate action regarding eleven (11) vehicles from the District
Attorney's Office.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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      APPROVED - VARIANCES OF COUNTY SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
         FOR PASEO DEL ESTE (SECTIONS 21 AND 22) SUBDIVISION,
               CONTINGENT UPON CONDITIONS BEING MET
JUNE 1, 2009                                                 MOTION # 21 (Item # 56)
      On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to discuss and take
appropriate action on request from Texas General Land Office and Hunt Paseo Del
Este LLC, through their engineer Gray-Jansing and Associates, Inc., for variances of the
County's Subdivision Regulations of R.O.W., set back and lot size requirements for
Proposed Paseo Del Este (Section 21 and 22), contingent upon requested conditions
being met.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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                 APPROVED - AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT
            WITH STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
      FOR TORNILLO-GUADALUPE U.S. INTERNATIONAL PORT OF ENTRY
                     AND INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
JUNE 1, 2009                                                 MOTION # 22 (Item # 57)
      On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Perez, it is the order of the Court to approve the agenda item to approve Amendment
No. 16 to contract with Structural Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) for the Tornillo-
Guadalupe Port of Entry Project and authorize the County Judge to sign the contract.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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   APPROVED - PURCHASING AGENT TO DRAFT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
   WITH R.E. THOMASON HOSPITAL REGARDING DIETICIAN / NUTRITIONIST
    FOR DETENTION FACILITY AND JAIL ANNEX BUREAU FOOD SECTIONS
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 23 (Item # 58)
      On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, regarding the agenda item to discuss and take Appropriate Action on Bid #09-
035, Dietician/Nutritionist for the Detention Facility and Jail Annex Bureau Food
Sections, it is the order of the Court approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to
work with R. E. Thomason Hospital to draft an Interlocal Agreement and to return to
Commissioners Court for approval.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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              BID AWARDED - PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES
                        FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 24 (Item # 59)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to award RFP No. 09-028, (RFP) Professional
Auditing Services for the County of El Paso, to Gibson Ruddock Patterson LLC.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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               BID AWARDED - AUTO PARTS FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE
JUNE 1, 2009                                                   MOTION # 25 (Item # 60)
       On this day, on motion of Commissioner Gandara, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to award Bid No. 08-171, Auto Parts for the Sheriff's
Office, to the low bidders, as highlighted on the spreadsheets.

VOTE: YES – Perez, Escobar, Gandara                         NO – None
          NOT PRESENT - Judge Cobos
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                                EXECUTIVE SESSION
JUNE 1, 2009                                                  MOTION # 26 (Item # 61)
      On this day, the Deputy Clerk announced that Commissioners Court would
recess into executive session to discuss the following items, pursuant to Texas
Government Code §551. The Court would reconvene to take official action.

61a) Discuss possible land transactions with El Paso Community College, pursuant to
Texas Government Code Sections§551.072.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

61b) Discuss the property acquisition for the Guadalupe/Tornillo Port of Entry, pursuant
to Texas Government Code §551.072.
Submitted by: , County Clerk's Office

61c) Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072, discuss offer to obtain
County owned land west of Clint landfill.
Submitted by: Asst. Purchasing Agent Jose Lopez, Jr., El Paso County Purchasing
Department

61d) 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 Attorneys Office

61e) Discuss the pending litigation regarding Sam Guido vs. Daniel Gomez and County
of El Paso, et al., cause number 2007-5701; county attorney case number LD-08-010
pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Naomi R. Gonzalez, County Attorneys Office

61f) Discuss the pending claim regarding Cesar Arreola; county attorney case number
AA-09-007 pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Ralph Girvin, County Attorneys Office

61g) Discuss the pending litigation regarding El Paso County vs. Catalina Development,
Inc., et al.; cause number 2009-1487; county attorney case number PL-08-001;
pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071.
Submitted by: Assistant County Attorney Manuel Romero, County Attorneys Office

      The Court recessed at 12:13 p.m.
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                              MEETING RECONVENED
JUNE 1, 2009                                                             MOTION # 27
       On this day, Commissioners Court reconvened into regular open session
following executive session at 12:46 p.m.
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      POSTPONED - EXECUTIVE SESSION AND REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
JUNE 1, 2009                                           MOTION # 28 (Items # 61a, 62)
      On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to postpone for one week the following executive
session and related regular session agenda items.

61a) Discuss possible land transactions with El Paso Community College, pursuant to
Texas Government Code Section 551.072.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

62. Take appropriate action relating to possible land transactions with El Paso
Community College.
Submitted by: County Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty, Commissioner, Pct. 4

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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               POSTPONED - EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA ITEM
JUNE 1, 2009                                               MOTION # 29 (Item # 61d)
      On this day, on motion of County Judge Cobos, seconded by Commissioner
Escobar, it is the order of the Court to postpone for one week the following executive
session agenda item.

61d) 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 Attorneys Office

VOTE: YES – Judge Cobos, Perez, Escobar, Gandara            NO – None
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                               MEETING ADJOURNED
JUNE 1, 2009                                                             MOTION # 30
      On this day, there being no further business to discuss, the meeting was
adjourned at 12:48 p.m.
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                     MEETING ADJOURNED - SINE DIE

ATTEST:

DELIA BRIONES, COUNTY CLERK
EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS




_______________________________________
PATRICIA PIETZYK, DEPUTY CLERK



EXAMINED AND APPROVED BY ME THIS:

_________ DAY OF __________________, 2009.




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COUNTY JUDGE ANTHONY COBOS, PRESIDING




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