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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. regarding the Barker Reservoir Feasibility Study.

Under the agreement, AECOM will conduct the study to determine the feasibility and potential cost of enclosing the back side of the Barker Reservoir and pumping inflows into the reservoir.

Commissioner Andy Meyers thanked County Judge Robert Hebert for moving forward on the item.

“This is going to give the county another alternative to help prevent flooding our residents by the operation of the Corps of Engineers at the Barker Reservoir,” Meyers said. “So, thank you for all of your leadership in moving this project forward.” Listen (1:08)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the transfer of $67,200 from commissioners court projects into the engineering project account to allocate funds for the feasibility study on potential improvements to storage capacity for the Barker Reservoir.

The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Grady Prestage abstaining, to approve payment of an invoice totaling $104.25 to Doucet & Associates for professional engineering services regarding the Braxton Street Mobility Project.

The commissioners court voted 3-2, with Prestage and Meyers opposed, to approve the assignment of legislative consulting services from G&P Consulting to Statehouse Consultants, LLC pursuant to an agreement for professional services for the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority.

The commissioners court voted 3-2, with Prestage and Meyers opposed, to approve the assignment of legislative consulting services from G&P Consulting to Statehouse Consultants, LLC for the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a request for a variance to the block length requirement for Harvest Green, Section 22, on behalf of Grand Parkway 1358, LP.

The commissioners court took no action regarding the plat for the roads within Harvest Green, Section 22.

The commissioners court took no action regarding the plat for lots within Harvest Green, Section 22.

The three items were pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to file a lawsuit against Jose Robledo concerning violations of the county regulations.

The commissioners court took no action regarding potential claims resulting from Hurricane Harvey-related flooding.

The commissioners court took no formal action, but County Judge Robert Hebert appointed Commissioners James Patterson and Vincent Morales as a committee to evaluate the county's emergency dispatch and response operations and to report back on their findings within 90 days.

The commissioners court is also holding executive session discussions regarding security devices or security audits.

A comprehensive report on the action from executive session will be available at a later time. Please refresh your browser for the most current information.

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




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