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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution declaring the intent to advance funding and reimburse public transit facility project expenditures related to the construction of the Public Transit Facility.

The county anticipates permanent funding to finance the capital costs of the project through award from the Urban Public Transportation Grant, in the amount of $2.4 million, which will be used to reimburse the county for capital expenditures related to the project.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve, with an amendment, travel for Judge Brady Elliott to Santa Fe, New Mexico to attend training by the National Judicial College. The item was amended to reflect dates of October 28 through November 2, 2018, as opposed to 2019.

The commissioners court took no action regarding renewal of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for continue funding of additional department staff. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a contract with the Office of the Attorney General to accept grant funds totaling $34,677 for the victim coordinator and liaison/other victim assistance grant program for the sheriff's office. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to make no changes in the plan provisions for non-retirees, adoption of no cost of living adjustment be paid to retirees or their beneficiaries, and elect to pay the total required employee contribution rate of 11.6 percent and authorize the county judge to communicate these decisions to the Texas County and District Retirement System regarding plan authorization for Plan Year 2019.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to apply to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for federal grant funding totaling $1,290,209, with a local match of $430,069, for a project to elevate a portion of Harlem Road and install additional culverts to better convey floodwaters.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reject all bids and re-advertise for construction of a water supply well at Harlem Park Sports Facilities.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a contract to Vector Disease Control International, Inc. for contingency aerial spraying for mosquito control.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to opt-in to a class action lawsuit styled Kane County, Utah vs. United States, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from closed session discussions concerning a civil rights complaint and investigation of Fort Bend County Courts.

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

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





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