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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt the revised Fort Bend County Public Transportation Passenger Guidelines pertaining to the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, Service Animals and Suspension Policy.

The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is a free service that provides commuters a way home in the event of a midday emergency. The service may be utilized up to three times per calendar year, with additional trips available for purchase at their own expense.

The Service Animal guidelines included language stating that emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals and are not allowed in vehicles or transit facilities.

Information for the Suspension Policy included language regarding late cancels, cancel at door, and/or a no show trip will not count against the passenger when it is an error on Fort Bend Transportation's part.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Jeffrey A. Anderson and appoint Shaizad A. Chatriwala to the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 14 Board of Directors.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint members to the Fort Bend County Historical Commission.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to ratify an application to the Texas Department of State Health Services for the county to receive grant funds in the amount of $570,931 regarding the Hurricane Harvey Crisis Project.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize negotiation with Grant Street Group for credit processing services for the Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from closed session discussions regarding the abandoned and unverified historical cemetery located on land owned by Fort Bend Independent School District.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to expend litigation expenses, in an amount not to exceed $40,000, regarding the matter of Fort Bend County vs. TDPHAN, LTD, et al regarding the Sansbury Boulevard Segment 2 Project, Parcel 1, as discussed in closed session.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. County Judge KP George and Commissioner Ken DeMerchant were absent due to attending training. Agenda

During the meeting, representatives from the Texas General Land Office addressed the commissioners court concerning the administration of the homeowners' assistance program for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Listen (4:00)

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