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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a request to create one part-time deputy bailiff position in the Constable Precinct No. 3 Office.

The commissioners court voted to approve the transfer of $4,943 from non-departmental contingency to allocate salary and benefits for the part-time deputy bailiff for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3.

Commissioner Andy Meyers noted that the bailiff position had originally been paid through a grant by the Justice of the Peace office, but the grant has since run out of funds. Listen (0:57)

“The bailiff really belongs in the Constable's Office,” Meyers said, stating that the second item was to transfer funding for the position to the Constable's Office.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Sharon Baron to the Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 8 Board of Directors.

The commissioners court voted to approve a petition for consent to include real estate in Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 9.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement for the installation, operation, and maintenance of solar powered speed awareness signs with the Seven Meadows Home Owners Association in Precinct 3.

The commissioners court voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with Code 3 Associates for assistance with animal rescue and evacuation in times of disaster.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the Office of the Governor for Homeland Security Grant funding in the amount of $2,585,513 for programs, with no cash match required by the county.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation expenses in an amount not to exceed $20,000 regarding the matter of Fort Bend County, Texas vs. Stuart Henderson, et al concerning the Katy-Flewellen Drainage Ditch project, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from discussion in executive session concerning potential claims resulting from Hurricane Harvey related flooding.

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All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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