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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 3RD DAY of JANUARY, 2023, Commissioners Court of Fort Bend County, Texas, met at a regular meeting with the following present:

 

 

KP GEORGE COUNTY JUDGE
VINCENT MORALES COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 1
GRADY PRESTAGE COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 2
ANDY MEYERS COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 3
DEXTER L. MCCOY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 4
LAURA RICHARD COUNTY CLERK

When the following were heard and the following orders were passed:

       
1.   Call to Order.
Call to Order by Judge KP George at 1:00 p.m.
  Attachments:
  agenda
  minutes
 
2.   Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance by Commissioner Andy Meyers.
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance by Commissioner Andy Meyers.
3.   Approve minutes of regular meeting held on December 20, 2022.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve minutes of regular meeting held on December 20, 2022.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed approval
 
4.  
Public Comments regarding the Agenda and Announcements.
No public comments.
  Ryan Dunsmore, Project Manager for the Office of the County Judge announced the Community Shoutouts.
Hemlata Basumatary, Cinco Ranch resident won Food Network’s “The Big Bake”, a Holiday Baking Championship.

Holiday Basketball Action:
  • From Commissioner Morales:The Fulshear Boys won the Bronze Tournament Championship at the Lee College Classic. The Foster Girls won the Bronze Bracket Championship at the Aggieland Classic.
Other Fort Bend ISD Basketball Action:
  • The Willowridge Girls won Brazosport ISD in the 2022 Holiday Classic Championship and the Boys won the Bronze Bracket.
  • Elkins Girls won the Silver Bracket in the Pasadena Memorial Tournament Championship, while Bush finished 3rd in the Bronze Bracket.
  • Ridge Point Boys won the Lee College Holiday Classic Silver Bracket.
  • Travis Boys won the New Caney ISD Holiday Tournament with a 71-67 win over Klein Cain.
Judge George announced Dexter McCoy is our new Commissioner Precinct 4.

Commissioner McCoy introduced his family who were present in court. He also introduced his Chief of Staff, Ali Hasanali, Sammone Dixon, Administrator Manager and Merci Mohaghedhi, Project Manager.

Commissioner Morales announced on Saturday, January 7 is the Second Annual Jr. Reelin' Fishing Tournament, for ages 4 – 12, at Jones Creek Ranch Park from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Commissioner Prestage announced on Saturday, January 7 is the First Annual Jr. Reelin' Fishing Tournament, for ages 4 – 12, at Kitty Hollow Park, Missouri City on Hwy 6, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
5.   PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1:08 p.m.: Conduct Public Hearings and take all appropriate action on the following matters:
Public hearing held. No public comments.
A.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Jordan Ranch Section 34, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  map
 
B.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Tamarron Section 40, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  map
 
C.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Tamarron Section 42, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  map
 
D.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Tamarron Section 54, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  map
 
E.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Roesner Road within Silver Ranch Sec 1, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  map
 
F.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Oberrender Road, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  map
 
Item 5 continued - Public Hearings:
G.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for West Bellfort at Westmoor Drive within Aliana West Bellfort St Ded and Aliana Westmoor Drive and Reserves Subdivision, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  map
 
H.   Acceptance of traffic control plan for Lakeview Retreat Section 12, Precinct 4.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Items 5A - 5H, as presented.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  map
  publisher's affidavit (5A-H)
 
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: 6-22
6.   OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Approve out-of-state travel requests for County personnel:
A.   District Attorney: Ratify out-of-state travel for three (3) District Attorney employees to New Orleans, Louisiana, December 28, 2022 through December 29, 2022, to attend a case meeting. (Fund: Travel)
B.   Health and Human Services: Approve out-of-state travel for N. Janoski to St. Louis, Missouri, February 12, 2023 through February 16, 2023, to attend the InFORM Regional Meeting. (Fund: NACCHO Travel Scholarship)
  Attachments:
  travel (voucher)
  travel (policy)
  travel (itinerary)
  travel (registr.)
 
7.   COMMISSIONER, PCT. 3:
  Approve reappointment of Matt Shepard as Fort Bend County representative to the Board of Directors of City of Sugar Land Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) No. 4 for a two-year term effective through December 31, 2024.
8.   BUDGET & FINANCE:
  Record into the Minutes the Fort Bend County Budget Calendar for Fiscal Year 2024.
  Attachments:
  budget calendar (fy2024)
 
9.   BUDGET TRANSFER(s):
A.   Auditor's Office: Approve FY2022 transfer in the amount of $1,140,858 from accounts detailed on Director's form dated December 27th, 2022 to allocate funds for debt service payments regarding the Jail Efficiency project.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
Item 9 continued - Budget Transfer(s):
B.   Public Transportation: Approve FY2022 transfer in the amount of $11,569 from Grant/Project Allocation into Budget AC Transfer to allocate funds for Public Transportation Cash Match Budget.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
C.   Tax Assessor/Collector: Approve transfer in the amount of $70 from Tax Office - Fees into Information Technology - Fees to allocate funds to pay balance for Papervision subscription.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
10.   CONSTABLE, PCT. 1:
  Approve Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement for Additional Law Enforcement Services between Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Assistance Districts No. 1, Nos. 7, 9, 10 and 11, with services to be provided by the Office of Constable Precinct 1, effective through September 30, 2023.
  Attachments:
  signed interlocal agreement
 
11.   ENGINEERING-PAYMENTS:
A.   Approve payment of Invoice No. TH27697 in the amount of $13,098.75 and Invoice
No. TH44931 in the amount of $12,196.25 to Terracon Consultants, Inc. for construction and materials testing services regarding Greenbusch Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 13312, Precinct 1. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (27697)
  invoice (44931)
 
B.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 20 in the amount of $18,918.40 to Brian Smith Construction Inspection, Inc. for construction inspection services regarding Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
C.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 202226861 in the amount of $50,824.89 and Invoice
No. 202231528 in the amount of $44,779.62 to LJA Engineering, Inc. for project management services regarding 2020 Mobility Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4.
(Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (26861)
  invoice (31528)
 
D.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 22 in the amount of $25,337.00 to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. for project management services regarding 2020 Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)  
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
E.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 54905 in the amount of $33,870.50 to Binkley &
Barfield, Inc. for project management services regarding 2020 Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
F.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 1022084 in the amount of $42,231.25 to RPS for project management services regarding 2020 Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds) 
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
G.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 307207 in the amount of $9,548.11 to Bio-West, Inc. for professional environmental services regarding mobility projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
Item 11 continued - Engineering - Payments:
H.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 296 in the amount of $25,359.85 to CivilTech
Engineering, Inc. for professional engineering services regarding Koeblen Road, Segment 3, Mobility Bond Project No. 20115, Precincts 1 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
I.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 8 in the amount of $139,023.76 to Allgood Construction Company for construction of Benton Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 17110, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
J.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 10085791 in the amount of $888.35 to Halff Associates, Inc. for professional engineering services regarding Bamore Road Segment 2, Mobility Bond Project No. 17105, Precinct 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
K.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 87480 in the amount of $30,697.75 to R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc. for professional engineering services regarding Beechnut Street, Mobility Bond Project No. 17410, Precinct 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
12.   ENGINEERING-PERMITS:
A.   Approve release of Performance Bond from Drymalla Construction Company, Inc. for work completed along Koeblen Road, Permit No. 2020-35630, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
B.   Approve release of Performance Bond from Xcel construction LLC for work completed along Lake Olympia Parkway, Permit No. 2022-56737, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
C.   Approve release of Performance Bond from Allgood Construction Company/Graycor Construction Company for work completed along Harlem Road, Permit No. 2020-34899, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
D.   Approve release of Performance Bond from Reddico Construction Co., Inc. for work completed along Old Richmond Road, Permit No. 2022-55969, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
E.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Tamarron Crossing and Chalet Ridge Drive, Permit No. 2022-57491, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
F.   Approve permit application from IDV Development Services LLC/Sealy IDV
Anserra, LLC/Quiddity Engineering to install a commercial driveway along Kingsland Boulevard, Permit No. 2022-58474, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
G.   Approve permit application from R Construction Civil, LLC dba R Construction Company to install a residential street tie-in connection to Sorrento Drive for Sorrento Section 2, Permit No. 2022-58762, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
H.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Westheimer Parkway near Sandi Lane, Permit No. 2022-58763, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
I.   Approve permit application from Atmos Energy/Northstar Energy Services, Inc. to install a commercial driveway at 4910 Katy Gaston Road, Permit No. 2022-58776, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
J.   Approve permit application from Crown Castle Fiber LLC to install fiber optic cable along Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Westheimer Parkway, Permit No. 2022-58793, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
K.   Approve permit application from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Texas/GCP Technologies to install fiber optic cable along South Drive, Permit
No. 2022-58686, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
L.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Kingston Spring Drive and various streets within Sienna Section 44, Permit No. 2022-58689, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
M.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along W Grand Parkway S near Tollcross Avenue, Permit No. 2022-56340, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
N.   Approve permit application from Belisle Construction, Inc./CDS Development to  install a commercial driveway on Peninver Avenue for the property at 10405 W. Grand Parkway S, including the installation of a waterline tap, sanitary sewer line tap and pedestrian striping along Clouston Avenue, Permit No. 2022-58654, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
O.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along W Grand Parkway S near Somerled Avenue, Permit No. 2022-58687, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
P.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic along Manderston Avenue, Clouston Avenue, and W Grand Parkway S, Permit No. 2022-54589, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Q.   Approve permit application from Sharon Lee/Lazy Dog Restaurants LLC to install a commercial driveway at 4810 Waterview Meadow Drive, Permit No. 2022-56368, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
R.   Approve permit application from Gonzalez Construction Enterprise, Inc. to install a temporary construction driveway along Doris Road, Permit No. 2022-58779, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
S.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along various streets within Twin Oaks Village Section 3, Permit No. 2022-58694, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
T.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along various streets within Twin Oaks Village Section 5, Permit No. 2022-58693, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
U.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along various streets within West Oaks Village Section 4, Permit No. 2022-58692, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
V.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Westmoor Drive and Scrub Oak Drive, Permit No. 2022-58690, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
W.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Camden Oaks Lane, West Oaks Village Drive, Scenic Oaks Drive, and Shelby Oaks Drive, Permit No. 2022-58691, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
X.   Approve permit application from Windstream Sugar Land, LLC to install fiber optic cable along various streets within Twin Oaks Village Sections 1 and 2, Permit No. 2022-58695, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Y.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC/Quanta Telecommunication Services to install fiber optic cable along W Grand Parkway S near East Riverpark Drive, Permit No. 2022-57292, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Z.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable across the Fort Bend Tollway at Lake Olympia Parkway, Permit No. 2022-57457, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
AA.   Approve permit application from Juan Sarmientos DBA O.N.E. Construction/Catalyst Technical Group to modify an existing commercial driveway at 16326 West Bellfort, Permit No. 2022-52549, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
BB.   Approve permit application from John Reed and Company, LLC to install a temporary construction driveway along Dividing Creek Lane for Bellfort Farms Community Bridge over Oyster Creek project, Permit No. 2022-58764, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
13.   ENGINEERING-DEVELOPMENT:
A.   Approve correction to agenda item 31V, approved by Commissioners Court on
November 22, 2022, to correct the total contract amount so it reads: Take all appropriate action on Amendment to Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between Fort Bend County and Kavi Consulting, Inc. to increase the contract in the amount of $46,380 for a total contract amount not to exceed $266,344.48 and extend the contract through December 31, 2026; pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding West Sycamore Road, Seg. 1, Mobility Bond Project No. 17121x, Precinct 2. (Fund: Landfill Tipping Fees)
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
B.   Accept the street in Heritage Park Drive Bridge Street Dedication: Heritage Park Drive 800.20 LF and release the bond and rider in the amount of $215,746.00, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
C.   Accept the streets in Lamar CISD Dr. Thomas E. Randle High School and Harry Wright Jr. High School: Koeblen Road 2,826.96 LF.  There is no subdivision bond to be released, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  acceptance letter
 
D.   Accept the streets in Veranda Section Thirty-Three: Wildwood Park Road 1,770.06 LF, Lowry Spring Drive 214.07 LF, Ayers Smith Trail 883.86 LF for a total of 2,867.99 LF and release the bond in the amount of $205,380.00, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
Item 13 continued - Engineering - Development:
E.   Accept the streets in Veranda Section Thirty-Seven: Meyers Cove Road 233.29 LF, Stuart Run Drive 952.85 LF, Hudgins Pass 245.84 LF, for a total of 1,431.98 LF and release the bond in the amount of $107,450.00, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed release
 
F.   Approve the plat for the lots within Harvest Green Section 38, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
G.   Approve the plat for the roads within Harvest Green Section 38, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
H.   Approve the plat for the lots within Harvest Green Section 39, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
I.   Approve the plat for the roads within Harvest Green Section 39, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
J.   Set public hearing for acceptance of traffic control plan for Deer Run Meadows, Section 3, Precinct 1. (Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.)
  Attachments:
  map
 
K.   Set public hearing for acceptance of traffic control plan for Veranda Section Thirty-Five, Precinct 4. (Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.)
  Attachments:
  map
 
14.   FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & PLANNING: The Director of Facilities Management & Planning submits these invoices for approval and payment for projects that are funded by 2015 Facility Bonds and by Certificates of Obligation:
A.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 11-81337 in the amount of $849.00 to QC Laboratories, for materials testing regarding the future Precinct 4 Community Center, formerly Precinct 1;
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
B.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 9851 in the amount of $16,740.00 to AGCM for Project Management services regarding the New North Library;
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
C.   Approve payment of Invoice No. PC021020 in the amount of $19,500.00 to Project Control, for project management services regarding the EpiCenter Project;
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
D.   Approve payment of Pay Application No. 3 in the amount of $40,954.50, to Brazos Commercial Roofing, for roof replacement regarding the Jane Long Building Roof;
  Attachments:
  pay application
 
E.   Approve payment of Pay Application No. 6 in the amount of $243,884.95 to Crain Group, for construction services regarding the Medical Examiner Expansion;
  Attachments:
  pay application
 
F.   Approve payment of Pay Application No. 15 in the amount of $215,386.34 to Flintco for construction services regarding the New North Library;
  Attachments:
  pay application
 
Item 14 continued - Facilities Management & Planning:
G.   Approve payment of Pay Application No. 21-001-014 in the amount of $100,823.50 to Bass Construction for construction services regarding the EMS Medic 2 Station.
  Attachments:
  pay application
 
15.   FORT BEND COUNTY TOLL ROAD AUTHORITY: The Board of Directors of the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority reviewed the following items at their regular Board meeting held on December 19, 2022, and makes the following recommendations to Commissioners Court:
  Approve agreement between Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority and Storm Water Solutions, LLC regarding repairs to erosion control of detention ponds and outfall channels.
  Attachments:
  acknowledged 1295
 
16.   FORT BEND GRAND PARKWAY TOLL ROAD AUTHORITY: The Board of Directors of the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority reviewed the following items at their regular meeting held on December 19, 2022 and makes the following recommendations to Commissioners Court:
A.   Approve Engineering Services Agreement between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and HVJ Associates, Inc. regarding professional services.
  Attachments:
  agreement
 
B.   Approve Agreement between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and Geotest Engineering regarding professional services.
  Attachments:
  acknowledged 1295
 
17.   GRANTS ADMINISTRATION: The grant application for the below item(s) has been approved by Commissioners Court; the Grants Coordinator has reviewed the acceptance documents and makes the following recommendation(s) to Commissioners Court:
A.   Environmental Health: Accept grant award in the amount of $12,500 from The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Retail Flexible Funding Model Grant, with no cash match required by Fort Bend County, for the period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
  Attachments:
  grant
 
B.   Social Services: Accept grant award in the amount of $130,838.41 from the Office of the Governor for the Victims of Crime Assistance Grant, with no cash match required by Fort Bend County, for the period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.
18.   HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
  Animal Services: Accept donation log for donations made to Fort Bend County Animal Services for November, 2022. 
  Attachments:
  donations (nov.2022)
 
19.   HUMAN RESOURCES:
A.   Approve the rehire of former employee, Vincent Henderson, who terminated employment on August 4, 2017, and who will be rehired effective January 9, 2023.
  Attachments:
  memorandum
 
Item 19 continued - Human Resources:
B.   Approve the rehire of former employee, Thomas Miller, who terminated employment on December 18, 2020, and who will be rehired effective January 9, 2023.
  Attachments:
  memorandum
 
20.   PARKS & RECREATION:
A.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 2261-2022 in the amount of $37,620 to Hines Architecture + Design for African American Memorial at Bates Allen Park. (Fund: 2020 Parks Bond)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
B.   Approve payment of  Invoice No. 151895 in the amount of $1,372.00 to Alpha Testing, LLC for Fort Bend County Fairgrounds Workshop Extension. (Fund: 2020 Parks Bond)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
C.   Approve request from Houston Disc Golf to waive rental fees for use of Pavilion 1 and 4 on March 24, March 25, and March 26, 2023 at Jones Creek Ranch Park for a Disc Golf Tournament.
  Attachments:
  community use form
 
D.   Approve request from Boys Scouts Pack No. 49 to waive Rental Fees for use of Jones Hall at Jones Creek Ranch Park for STEM Camp on May 20, 2023.
  Attachments:
  community use form
 
E.   Accept and record generous donation by HEB in the amount of a $50 Gift Card to Fort Bend County Parks Department for supplies and materials for the annual Reelin' In Youth Fishing Tournament located at Jones Creek Ranch Park and Kitty Hollow Park on
January 7, 2023.
  Attachments:
  1295
  notice from the county clerk
 
21.   PURCHASING:
A.   Authorize advertising for bids for fencing at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds.
B.   Authorize advertising for proposals for the construction of the New Precinct 3 Annex Building.
C.   Authorize advertising for bids for term contract for culverts.
D.   Authorize advertising for bids for term contract for drinking water and cooler rental.
E.   Authorize advertising for bids for term contract for pauper burial services.
22.   TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR:
  Approve & record into Minutes tax payment refunds in the amount of $29,163.14 for the Office of Carmen P. Turner.
  Attachments:
  refunds (12.27.22)
 
Consent Agenda Items 6 - 22 continued:
 
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Consent Agenda
Items 6 - 22.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
23.   COUNTY JUDGE:
A.   Take all appropriate action on Resolution Approving the Financing by the New Hope Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation of Health Facilities located within Fort Bend County Texas, pursuant to Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, with no financial obligation required by the County. 
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Resolution Approving the Financing by the New Hope Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation of Health Facilities located within Fort Bend County Texas, pursuant to Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, with no financial obligation required by the County.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed resolution
 
B.   Take all appropriate action to consider granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(4) to enter into an Interim Services Agreement to develop the Fort Bend County Information Technology Building Project and authorize the County Judge to sign all binding documents regarding such project, upon approval as to legal form by the County Attorney.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
It is ordered to approve granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(4) to enter into an Interim Services Agreement to develop the Fort Bend County Information Technology Building Project and authorize the County Judge to sign all binding documents regarding such project, upon approval as to legal form by the County Attorney.
Judge George
Commissioner Morales
Commissioner Prestage
Commissioner Meyers
Commissioner McCoy
 
Item 23 continued - County Judge:
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to amend the previous motion to add Stonehenge and America's Holdings, eliminate the wording "authorize the County Judge to sign all binding documents" and add "to present to Commissioner Court for final approval".
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
 
Commissioner Meyers indicated this item is different than other competitive bids on this Agenda. The other bids list the cost, the name of the firm the County is looking to do business with and supporting documentation. Commissioner cannot vote on this item without this information.

Bridgette Smith-Lawson, County Attorney explained her office is here to facilitate whatever agreement the court agrees to and is not in a position to make statements or provide clarification regarding the bidding process and vendors, etc.

Judge George stated this item states it is an Interim Services Agreement to develop the Fort Bend County Information Technology Building Project and is about developing a plan and not hiring a contractor.

Commissioner Prestage stated a name of the firm the County will negotiate with should be on the Agenda. Commissioner stated the name of the firms are America’s Holdings and Stonehenge. The Committee, which is comprised of Judge George and himself had some discussions with the firms. This process is similar to the EpiCenter in which the Interim Services Agreement comes first. There will be a scope for the cost and location and will be answered in the Interim study.

Commissioner Morales indicated this agreement is to have an assessment to determine if this project is a viable project going forward.

Marcus Spencer, Assistant County Attorney stated he removed the name of the firm from the Agenda, because the granting of the exemption is to establish if it is a personal or professional service. It is not dependent on the actual vendor like the sole source vendors you see on the Agenda.

Commissioner Meyers stated “For The Record” if the name of the firm will not be mentioned, he will vote no.

Commissioner McCoy indicated the reason for going with this exemption today is there is a pressing need for a new IT building and this will help the County get there and save taxpayer dollars.

Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor stated by using the escalation of costs and interest rates, if the County moves quickly with whatever model, would be advantageous.
Item 23 continued - County Judge:
C.   Take all appropriate action on Resolution authorizing the submission of the Community Development Block Grant- Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Regional Method of Distribution (MOD) Application to the Texas General Land Office in the amount of $56,030,000 with a local contribution from the City of Sugar Land in the amount of $4,063,600, as detailed in the Interlocal Agreements, for total project funding in the amount of $60,093,600.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner McCoy
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Resolution authorizing the submission of the Community Development Block
Grant- Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Regional Method of Distribution (MOD) Application to the Texas General Land Office in the amount of $56,030,000 with a local contribution from the City of Sugar Land in the amount of $4,063,600, as detailed in the Interlocal Agreements, for total project funding in the amount of $60,093,600.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Meyers pointed out the $56 million is the maximum amount allocable to Fort Bend County on the method of distribution that the committee that he chaired on HGAC’s board had determined. However, through Commissioners’ leadership they were able to secure another
$25 million for another flood mitigation project, which is an erosion prevention project located in Simonton.
  Attachments:
  signed resolution
 
D.   Take all appropriate action on Interlocal Agreements with the City of Sugar Land for joint efforts associated with Brazos River Stabilization projects at Memorial Park and IH 69/59 Evacuation Routes as part of the submission of Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Regional Method of Distribution (MOD) funding to the Texas General Land Office.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner McCoy
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Interlocal Agreements with the City of Sugar Land for joint efforts associated with Brazos River Stabilization projects at Memorial Park and IH 69/59 Evacuation Routes as part of the submission of Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Regional Method of Distribution (MOD) funding to the Texas General Land Office.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed interlocal agreement (memorial park)
  signed interlocal agreement (ih69/59 evac. route)
 
24.  
COMMISSIONER, PCT. 3:
A.   Take all appropriate action on the appointment of Swapan Dhairyawan to the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority Board of Directors to replace Dean Hrbacek (resigning), effective January 3, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the appointment of Swapan Dhairyawan to the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority Board of Directors to replace Dean Hrbacek (resigning), effective January 3, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed order
 
B.   Take all appropriate action on the appointment of Swapan Dhairyawan to the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority Board of Directors to replace Dean Hrbacek (resigning), effective January 3, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the appointment of Swapan Dhairyawan to the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority Board of Directors to replace Dean Hrbacek (resigning), effective January 3, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Meyers noted Dean Hrbacek had to resign. He was elected as a County Court at Law Judge. Commissioner thanked Mr. Hrbacek for his dedicated service as a board member to the Toll Road Authority.
  Attachments:
  signed order
 
25.  
DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
  Take all appropriate action on Application to the Texas Department of Public Safety for grant funding in the amount of $41,554.68 for the Stop Impaired Drivers: Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office No Refusal Program, with a cash match in the amount of $10,388.67, for a total budget in the amount of $51,943.35 for the period of
October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. (Fund: District Attorney Grant Allocations)

  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner McCoy
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Application to the Texas Department of Public Safety for grant funding in the amount of $41,554.68 for the Stop Impaired Drivers: Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office No Refusal Program, with a cash match in the amount of $10,388.67, for a total budget in the amount of $51,943.35 for the period of October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. (Fund: District Attorney Grant Allocations)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  grant application
 
26.   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
  Take all appropriate action on request to create one (1) full time position, Administrative Manager, Grade 107 of the General Salary Structure, in the Economic Opportunity & Development Department, effective January 3, 2022. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - Economic Development & Recovery)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner McCoy
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request to create one (1) full time position, Administrative Manager, Grade 107 of the General Salary Structure, in the Economic Opportunity & Development Department, effective January 3, 2022 (corrected to read: January 3, 2023). (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - Economic Development & Recovery)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  summary
 
27.  
ENGINEERING:
  Take all appropriate action on Consent to Assignment in which Fort Bend County consents to the assignment of existing agreements from Bio-West, LLC to Compass Environmental Solutions, LLC, regarding 2017 Mobility Bond Projects, Projects funded by Landfill Tipping Fees, and West Sycamore and Westenfeldt Mobility Projects Nos. 17121x, 17122x, 17123x and 17124x in Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Consent to Assignment in which Fort Bend County consents to the assignment of existing agreements from
Bio-West, LLC to Compass Environmental Solutions, LLC, regarding 2017 Mobility Bond Projects, Projects funded by Landfill Tipping Fees, and West Sycamore and Westenfeldt Mobility Projects Nos. 17121x, 17122x, 17123x and 17124x in Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed consent assignment
 
28.   FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & PLANNING:
  Take all appropriate action to authorize Fort Bend County's Consent to Second Amendment to the Project Development Agreement between CFC - Epicenter Properties, LLC and Stonehenge Holdings, LLC to accommodate additional work to be performed under said agreement. 
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to authorize Fort Bend County's Consent to Second Amendment to the Project Development Agreement between CFC - Epicenter Properties, LLC and Stonehenge Holdings, LLC to accommodate additional work to be performed under said agreement.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Meyers stated this is for the additional road and some expansion on the facility.

Commissioner Morales clarified this is also for spaces to accommodate RV’s.
  Attachments:
  signed consent amendment
 
29.  
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
  Clinical Health Services: Take all appropriate action on request for an exception to the Fort Bend County Travel policy to approve payment of mileage in the amount of $181.80, for travel between April 27, 2022 through July 30, 2022, submitted after deadline specified in the county travel policy. (Fund: Clinical Health Services)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request for an exception to the Fort Bend County Travel policy to approve payment of mileage in the amount of $181.80, for travel between April 27, 2022 through July 30, 2022, submitted after deadline specified in the county travel policy. (Fund: Clinical Health Services)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  travel
 
30.   HUMAN RESOURCES:
  Take all appropriate action on request to extend an unpaid leave of absence for an employee of the Sheriff's Office, effective January 6, 2023, for no more than six months.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the request to extend an unpaid leave of absence for an employee of the Sheriff's Office, effective January 6, 2023, for no more than six months.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  memorandum
 
31.  
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PCT. 2 PLACE 2:
  Take all appropriate action on request to increase the Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2 change fund by $200 from the General Fund to accommodate the service of providing change for customers in accordance with Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2 form dated December 28, 2022.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request to increase the Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2 change fund by $200 from the General Fund to accommodate the service of providing change for customers in accordance with Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 2 form dated December 28, 2022.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
32.   JUVENILE PROBATION & DETENTION:
  Take all appropriate action on Intergovernmental Agreement between Fort Bend County and Houston-Galveston Area Council to receive grant funds in the amount of $18,000 in support of mental health services and/or therapy for referred juveniles for the term ending August 31, 2023. 
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Intergovernmental Agreement between Fort Bend County and Houston-Galveston Area Council to receive grant funds in the amount of $18,000 in support of mental health services and/or therapy for referred juveniles for the term ending August 31, 2023.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed grant agreement
  grant reimb. form
  scope of services
  attorney review form
 
33.  
PARKS & RECREATION:
  Take all appropriate action on approval of Fort Bend County Parks and Fairgrounds Equipment Fee Waiver Application for Tax Exempt, Non-Profit, and Community Associations and Organizations who serve Fort Bend County, to schedule use of equipment, subject on availability and Parks approval.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the Fort Bend County Parks and Fairgrounds Equipment Fee Waiver Application for Tax Exempt, Non-Profit, and Community Associations and Organizations who serve Fort Bend County, to schedule use of equipment, subject on availability and Parks approval.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  attorney review form
 
34.   PURCHASING:
A.   Take all appropriate action on Ninth Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and MPACT Strategic Consulting, LLC for additional professional consulting services regarding emergency management and grant management services, utilizing H-GAC Contract No. HP08-21, in an additional amount of $5,353,000 with a total amount not to exceed $32,185,629.95, and to extend the time of performance through December 31, 2024. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2), and Federal Emergency Management Assistance - Public Assistance (FEMA- PA))
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Ninth Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and MPACT Strategic Consulting, LLC for additional professional consulting services regarding emergency management and grant management services, utilizing H-GAC Contract No. HP08-21, in an additional amount of $5,353,000 with a total amount not to exceed $32,185,629.95, and to extend the time of performance through December 31, 2024. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2), and Federal Emergency Management Assistance - Public Assitance (FEMA- PA))
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
B.   Take all appropriate action on Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Swagit Productions, LLC utilizing TIPS Contract No. 220105 for additional courtroom live streaming in an additional amount of $14,535 for a total contract amount not to exceed $134,574 effective January 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Swagit Productions, LLC utilizing TIPS Contract
No. 220105 for additional courtroom live streaming in an additional amount of $14,535 for a total contract amount not to exceed $134,574 effective January 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
C.   Take all appropriate action to consider granting an exemption to the competitive bid process, as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Third Amendment between Fort Bend County and Nemo-Q, Inc., for the purchase of annual equipment warranty and software license services in an amount not to exceed $64,860 for the term of November 1, 2022 through October 31, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve granting an exemption to the competitive bid process, as authorized by Local Government Code
Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Third Amendment between Fort Bend County and Nemo-Q, Inc., for the purchase of annual equipment warranty and software license services in an amount not to exceed $64,860 for the term of November 1, 2022 through October 31, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Meyers asked to clarify the reason the name of the vendor and cost are cited in this item.

Marcus Spencer, Assistant County Attorney clarified the reason the vendor and cost are cited in the agenda item is because they are the sole source of the service. Mr. Spencer indicated it is premature to name a source when you are just designating a service as a professional service and avoiding going through the full competitive bidding process.
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
D.   Take all appropriate action to consider granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Seventh Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Manatron, Inc. (dba Harris Recording Solutions) for renewal of maintenance and support services in an amount not to exceed $132,766 effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. (Fund: County Clerk Records Management)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code
Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Seventh Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Manatron, Inc. (dba Harris Recording Solutions) for renewal of maintenance and support services in an amount not to exceed $132,766 effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. (Fund: County Clerk Records Management)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed renewal (148 pages)
 
E.   Take all appropriate action to consider granting an exemption to the competitive bid process, as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source, for audiovisual shelf-ready materials and digital media from Midwest Tape for the Library System, in an amount not to exceed $291,500, effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Library)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve granting an exemption to the competitive bid process, as authorized by Local Government Code
Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source, for audiovisual shelf-ready materials and digital media from Midwest Tape for the Library System, in an amount not to exceed $291,500, effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Library)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
F.   Take all appropriate action to consider granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Agreement between Fort Bend County and Bibliotheca, LLC, for the purchase of desktop kiosks and services in an amount not to exceed $54,607.36. (Fund: Information Technology)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve granting an exemption to the competitive bid process as authorized by Local Government Code
Section 262.024(a)(7) for the purchase of an item available from only one source and approve Agreement between Fort Bend County and Bibliotheca, LLC, for the purchase of desktop kiosks and services in an amount not to exceed $54,607.36. (Fund: Information Technology)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed addendum
 
G.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement between Fort Bend County and Graybar Electric Company Inc., utilizing Omnia Contract No. EV2370 for jail lighting control repair for the Fort Bend County Detention Center, in an amount not to exceed $135,860.
(Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement between Fort Bend County and Graybar Electric Company Inc., utilizing Omnia Contract No. EV2370 for jail lighting control repair for the Fort Bend County Detention Center, in an amount not to exceed $135,860. (Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
H.   Take all appropriate action on Renewal Agreement between Fort Bend County and Child Advocates of Fort Bend County, Inc. to lease office space (Area 8) in property located at 5403 Avenue N in Rosenberg for employees of the Sheriff's Office, in an amount not to exceed $675.52 per month, effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.
(Fund: Sheriff's Office)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Renewal Agreement between Fort Bend County and Child Advocates of Fort Bend County, Inc. to lease office space (Area 8) in property located at 5403 Avenue N in Rosenberg for employees of the Sheriff's Office, in an amount not to exceed $675.52 per month, effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Sheriff's Office)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed renewal agreement
 
I.   Take all appropriate action on Addendum to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Krueger International, utilizing Sourcewell Contract No. 121919-KII, to purchase furniture for New Fulshear Library in an amount not to exceed $313,498.26. (Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Addendum to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Krueger International, utilizing Sourcewell Contract
No. 121919-KII, to purchase furniture for New Fulshear Library in an amount not to exceed $313,498.26. (Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed addendum
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
J.   Take all appropriate action on Addendum between Fort Bend County and Paradigm Traffic Systems, Inc. to provide traffic control, installation and traffic management services, utilizing Buy Board Contract No. 603-20, with Road & Bridge Department for a period of five (5) years in an amount not to exceed $236,530.
(Fund: Road & Bridge)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Addendum between Fort Bend County and Paradigm Traffic Systems, Inc. to provide traffic control, installation and traffic management services, utilizing Buy Board Contract No. 603-20, with Road & Bridge Department for a period of five (5) years in an amount not to exceed $236,530.
(Fund: Road & Bridge)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed addendum
 
K.   Take all appropriate action on Change Order No. 1 between Fort Bend County and
E Contractors USA, LLC, to increase the contract in the amount of $11,005.97 for a total contract amount not to exceed $283,005.97, pursuant to Bid No. 22-074, regarding construction of walking trail at King-Kennedy Memorial Park. (Fund: 2015 & 2020 Parks Bond)
  Moved by Commissioner McCoy, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Change Order No. 1 between Fort Bend County and E Contractors USA, LLC, to increase the contract in the amount of $11,005.97 for a total contract amount not to exceed $283,005.97, pursuant to Bid No. 22-074, regarding construction of walking trail at King-Kennedy Memorial Park. (Fund: 2015 & 2020 Parks Bond)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed change order
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
L.   Take all appropriate action on Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Environmental Services between Fort Bend County and Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc., to increase the contract in the amount of $41,910 for a total contract amount not to exceed $314,958.90, pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding FM 521 South, Mobility Bond Project
No. 17111, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Environmental Services between Fort Bend County and Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc., to increase the contract in the amount of $41,910 for a total contract amount not to exceed $314,958.90, pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding FM 521 South, Mobility Bond Project No. 17111, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
M.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between Fort Bend County and Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., for a total contract amount not to exceed $468,970, pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding Watts Plantation, Mobility Bond Project No. 17210, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)     
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between Fort Bend County and Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., for a total contract amount not to exceed $468,970, pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding Watts Plantation, Mobility Bond Project No. 17210, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
N.   Take all appropriate action on Staffing Services Agreement between Fort Bend County and Meador Staffing Services, Inc. for critical law enforcement criminal personnel in an amount not to exceed $361,544 effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Sheriff's Office, High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grant)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Staffing Services Agreement between Fort Bend County and Meador Staffing Services, Inc. for critical law enforcement criminal personnel in an amount not to exceed $361,544 effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Sheriff's Office, High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grant)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  correction notice
  signed agreement
 
O.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement for Professional Title Report Services between Fort Bend County and WFG National Title Company of Texas, LLC in an amount not to exceed $245,000 for title research and reporting services regarding projects within
Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)    
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement for Professional Title Report Services between Fort Bend County and WFG National Title Company of Texas, LLC in an amount not to exceed $245,000 for title research and reporting services regarding projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
Item 34 continued - Purchasing:
P.   Take all appropriate action on Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between Fort Bend County and HJ Consulting, Inc., to increase the contract in the amount of $151,150 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,161,367; pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding the Library Access Road, Mobility Bond Project
No. 20318x, Precinct 1. (Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between Fort Bend County and HJ Consulting, Inc., to increase the contract in the amount of $151,150 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,161,367; pursuant to SOQ 14-025, regarding the Library Access Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 20318x, Precinct 1. (Fund: Certificates of Obligation)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
35.   SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
  Take all appropriate action on Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Addendum to the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) State Plan of Operation.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Addendum to the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) State Plan of Operation.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed addendum
 
36.  
TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR:
  Take all appropriate action on First Amendment to Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Fort Bend County and Cinco Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 7 for change in services provided and increase in the total maximum compensation under the agreement effective through the duration of the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve First Amendment to Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Fort Bend County and Cinco Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 7 for change in services provided and increase in the total maximum compensation under the agreement effective through the duration of the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed interlocal coop. amendment
 
37.   Approve Bills.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve bills in the amount of $576,228,808.34, with $12,433,101.33 being routine disbursements.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed approval
  disbursements
 
38.   Ratify the release of time-sensitive disbursements made on December 28, 2022.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to ratify the release of time-sensitive disbursements made on December 28, 2022 in the amount of $1,755,936.31.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed approval
 
  Recess:

Recessed at 1:57 p.m.
39.   Meet in Closed Session to deliberate the following matters as authorized by the Texas Government Code:
A.  
§ 551.071. Consultation With Attorney. Commissioners Court will meet in Closed Session to seek the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement offer; or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to Commissioners Court under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Texas Government Code Chapter 551.
1.   Provision of courtroom personnel (administrative and security) Precinct 2, Place 2.
2.   Fort Bend County, Texas vs. Little Creek Polly LTD as Designee of Mary Catherine Shouse aka Mary Catherine Shouse White, Earl B. Shouse, August E. Shouse, et al; Reading Road Project No. 13117X and Project No. 20117, Precinct 2, regarding the following.
 
1. Cause No. 21-CCV-070259 Parcel 14
2. Cause No. 21-CCV-070277 Parcel 15
3. Cause No. 21-CCV-070262 Parcel 16
4. Cause No. 21-CCV-070264 Parcel 17
5. Cause No. 21-CCV-070265 Parcel 18
6. Cause No. 21-CCV-070278 Parcel 19
7. Cause No. 21-CCV-070272 Parcel 20
8. Cause No. 21-CCV-070276 Parcel 25

3.   22-CCV-071463; the State of Texas and Fort Bend County, Texas vs. 521 Properties LLC, et al; Eminent Domain Proceeding Assigned to the Judge of the County Court at Law 6.
B.  
§ 551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property. Commissioners Court will meet in Closed Session to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.
  Acquisition of real property located near or adjacent to existing County facilities.
  Closed Session:

Convened at 2:17 p.m.
Adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

Reconvene:

Reconvened at 3:06 p.m.
40.  
Reconvene Open Session and consider taking action on the following matters:
A.   § 551.071. Consultation With Attorney.
1.   Provision of courtroom personnel (administrative and security) Precinct 2, Place 2.
  No action.
2.   Fort Bend County, Texas vs. Little Creek Polly LTD as Designee of Mary Catherine Shouse aka Mary Catherine Shouse White, Earl B. Shouse, August E. Shouse, et al; Reading Road Project No. 13117X and Project No. 20117, Precinct 2, regarding the following.
 
1. Cause No. 21-CCV-070259 Parcel 14
2. Cause No. 21-CCV-070277 Parcel 15
3. Cause No. 21-CCV-070262 Parcel 16
4. Cause No. 21-CCV-070264 Parcel 17
5. Cause No. 21-CCV-070265 Parcel 18
6. Cause No. 21-CCV-070278 Parcel 19
7. Cause No. 21-CCV-070272 Parcel 20
8. Cause No. 21-CCV-070276 Parcel 25
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to authorize Bridgette Smith-Lawson, County Attorney of Fort Bend County, Texas, to finalize and pay a negotiated settlement in the matter of: Reading Road - Project # 13117X:
Cause No. 21-CCV-070259 (Parcel 14); Cause No. 21-CCV-070277 (Parcel 15);
Cause No. 21-CCV-070262 (Parcel 16); Cause No. 21-CCV-070264 (Parcel 17);
Cause No. 21-CCV-070265 (Parcel 18); Cause No. 21-CCV-070278 (Parcel 19);
Cause No. 21-CCV-070272 (Parcel 20); Cause No. 21-CCV-070276 (Parcel 25); as described in the Rule 11 Settlement Agreement dated December 16, 2022. The County Judge is hereby authorized to execute and deliver any settlement agreement recommended for approval by the County Attorney in the above referenced case, to accept Deeds for the aforementioned properties and/or to approve any and all terms and provisions for the full and final resolution and settlement of all claims set forth therein. Settlement funds will be charged to Fund: Mobility Bonds.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed order
 
Item 40 continued - Reconvene Open Session:
3.   22-CCV-071463; the State of Texas and Fort Bend County, Texas vs. 521 Properties LLC, et al; Eminent Domain Proceeding Assigned to the Judge of the County Court at Law 6.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to authorize the County Attorney to settle Case No. 22-CCV-071463 styled the State a/Texas and Fort Bend County, Texas vs. 521 Properties LLC, et. al., in the amount of Three Million Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand and no/100 dollars ($3,950,000) pursuant to the terms set forth in the Rule 11 Agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as if copied verbatim. It is further move that.Mobility Bonds be designated as the funding source.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed order
 
B.   § 551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property.
  Acquisition of real property located near or adjacent to existing County facilities.
  No action.
41.   Adjournment.
Commissioners Court adjourned at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Moved by Commissioner Meyers,
to adjourn.
  I attest to the accuracy of the foregoing minutes.



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Laura Richard, County Clerk, Fort Bend County, Texas
 

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