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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 7TH DAY of MARCH, 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

Commissioner McCoy was present by Webex.
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 Vincent Morales.
Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance by Commissioner Vincent Morales.
3.   Approve minutes of regular meeting held on February 28, 2023.
  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 February 28, 2023.
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.

Judge George announced March is Women's history month and it is rightful to celebrate our County Clerk, Laura Richard for receiving the award of Public Official of the Year. This phenomenal award is being presented to Honorable Laura Richard by the University of Houston Master of Public Administration Program.

Tami Frazier, Community Relations Manager presented a proclamation, on behalf of the court, to Honorable Laura Richard for receiving the award of Public Official of the Year 2023. The Honorable Laura Richard has demonstrated a positive impact on public service by providing excellent customer service while being vigilant and efficient with taxpayer dollars and during her third term, she continues to research new and innovative services for the citizens of Fort Bend County.
  Attachments:
  proclamation
 
5.   PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1:07 p.m.: Conduct Public Hearings and take all appropriate action on the following matters:
A.   Community Development: Conduct Public Hearing to receive comments from the public regarding the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
Public hearing held. No public comments.
B.   Engineering: Conduct Public Hearings and take all appropriate action on the following matters:
Public hearing held. No public comments.
  Acceptance of the following traffic control plans:
1. Tamarron Section 33, Precinct 1;
2. Jordan Ranch Street Dedication No. 10 and Reserves, Precinct 1;
3. Wheatfall, Precinct 1;
4. Jordan Ranch Street Dedication No. 8 & Reserves, Precinct 1;
5. Jordan Ranch Section 26, Precinct 1.;
6. Tamarron West Section 3, Precinct 1;
7. Sienna Section 53, Precinct 2;
8. Sienna Section 49, Precinct 2;
9. Winfield Lakes North Section 7, Precinct 2;
10. Stonecreek Estates Section 9, Precinct 2;
11. Crescent Spring Drive Street Dedication Section 1, Precinct 2;
12. Tara Section 1, 2, 4, and 5, Precinct 2;
13. Windstone on the Prairie Section 1, Precinct 4;
14. Bellfort Farms Section 1, Precinct 4;
15. Briarwood Crossing Drive Extension Phase 2 Street Dedication, Precinct 4; and
16. Lakeview Retreat Section 12, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  map (tamarron, sec.33)
  map (jordan ranch std 10/reserves)
  map (wheatfall)
  map (jordan ranch std 8/reserves)
  map (jordan ranch, sec.26)
  map (tamarron west, sec.3)
  map (sienna, sec.53)
  map (sienna, sec.49)
  map (winfield lakes north, sec.7)
  map (stonecreek estates, sec.9)
  map (crescent spring dr. std, sec.1)
  map (tara, sec.1,2,4,5)
  map (windstone on the prairie, sec.1)
  map (bellfort farms, sec.1)
  map (briarwood crossing dr.ext. ph.2 std)
  map (lakeview ret., sec.12)
  publisher's affidavit (5b1-16)
 
Item 5 continued - Public Hearings:
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to accept Agenda Items 5B1 - 5B16.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: 6-20
6.   Record into the Minutes out-of-state travel by Elected Officials:
  County Judge: Record ratification to out-of-state travel for Judge KP George to Washington, D.C, February 11, 2023 through February 17, 2023, to attend the National Association of Counties (NACO). (Fund: Non-Departmental Travel)
7.   OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Approve out-of-state travel requests for County personnel:
  Information Technology: Approve out-of-state travel for Beverly Chance to Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, May 2, 2023 through May 4, 2023, to attend the 2023 Government Social Media Conference. (Fund: Travel) 
  Attachments:
  travel
 
8.   BUDGET TRANSFER(s):
A.   Department of Public Safety: Approve transfer in the amount of $125 from Operating Supplies into Information Technology to allocate funds to purchase one (1) printer to be used by CVE Troopers and Sergeant.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
B.   Facilities Management & Planning: Approve transfer in the amount of $65 from Supplies & Maintenance into Information Technology - Fees to allocate funds for AutoCAD license renewal. 
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
C.   Forfeited Assets-Task (State): Approve transfer in the amount of $17,500 from Contingency into Information Technology to allocate funds for the purchase of ten (10) Dell Toughbooks for Case Detectives.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
D.   Risk Management - Employee Benefits: Approve transfer in the amount of $3,000 from Information Technology into Property and Equipment to allocate funds for the purchase of two (2) vital machines for Employee Clinic.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
E.   Sheriff Enforcement: Approve transfer in the amount of $11,747 from Sheriff Enforcement into Information Technology - Fees to allocate funds for Mailchimp and VistaCom software.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
9.  
CONSTABLE, PCT. 4:
  Record in Minutes the 2022 Racial Profiling - Full report and comparative analysis for the Office of Constable, Pct. 4, pursuant to the Code of Criminal Procedure Articles 2.131-2138.
  Attachments:
  letter
  racial profile analysis (2022)
  racial profiling report (2022)
 
10.   COUNTY TREASURER:
  Record into Minutes the Texas Association of Counties 2022 Certificate of Membership County Investment Academy awarded to County Treasurer, Bill Rickert, for completion of investment education that satisfies Section 2256.008 of the Texas Public Funds Investment Act.
  Attachments:
  certificate
 
11.   ENGINEERING-PAYMENTS:
A.   Approve correction to agenda item 45K approved by Commissioners Court on
February 7, 2023, to correct funding source, so it reads: Take all appropriate action on Agreement for Professional Engineering services between Fort Bend County and
HR Green, Inc. in a total contract amount not to exceed $1,242,371.82, pursuant to
SOQ 14-025, regarding Evergreen Side Roads, Mobility Bond Project no. 20225x,
Precinct 2. (Fund: 2022B Tax Notes)

  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
B.   Approve payment of Invoice No. TH86573 in the amount of $5,469.50 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
 
C.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 13049 in the amount of $2,108.50 to Aguirre & Fields for professional engineering services regarding Greenbusch Road, Mobility Bond Project
No. 13312, Precinct 1. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
D.   Approve payment of Invoice No. CM0003-7 in the amount of $53,300.00 to Lonestar Program Controls Group for professional field engineering services regarding Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
E.   Approve payment of Invoice No. FBC1907-38 in the amount of $65,428.50 and Invoice
No. FBC1907-39 in the amount of $70,959.90 to AIG Technical Services, LLC for professional engineering services regarding Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (38)
  invoice (39)
 
F.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 12762-41 in the amount of $18,103.50 to Othon, Inc. for professional construction management services regarding Mobility Projects in Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
G.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 1122025 in the amount of $9,477.50 to RPS for professional project management services regarding 2013 Mobility Bond Projects within Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
H.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 12901-10 in the amount of $20,859.50 to McDonough Engineering Corporation for professional engineering services regarding Stella Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 20116, Precincts 1 and 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
Item 11 continued - Engineering - Payments:
I.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 479701/44/II in the amount of $41,502.90 and Invoice
No. 479701/46/II in the amount of $7,155.15 to Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for plan, specification, and estimate design services of FM 521 Expansion Project, Mobility Bond Project No. 17113, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (44)
  invoice (46)
 
J.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 23460213 in the amount of $2,312.82 to BIO-West, Inc. for professional environmental services regarding West Sycamore and Westenfeldt, Mobility Bond Project Nos. 17121x, 17122x, 17123x, and 17124x, Precinct 2. (Fund: Landfill Tipping Fees)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
K.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 1122031 in the amount of $16,280.00 and Invoice
No. 1222017 in the amount of $5,230.00 to RPS for professional engineering services regarding Trammel Fresno, Mobility Bond Project No. 746, Precinct 2. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (31)
  invoice (17)
 
L.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 13 Final in the amount of $22,078.39 to MetroCity LLC for construction of Voss Road Intersections, Mobility Bond Project No. 17404-13, Precinct 3. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
M.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 1085473 in the amount of $87.50 to Neel-Schaffer, Inc. for professional engineering services regarding Pheasant Creek at Old Richmond Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 17415, Precinct 3. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
N.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 012352C in the amount of $21,169.00 to Aviles Engineering Corporation for construction materials testing and inspection services regarding Beechnut Street, Mobility Bond Project No. 17410, Precinct 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
O.   Approve payment of Invoice No. 23 in the amount of $22,935.78, Invoice No. 24 in the amount of $129,360.37 and Invoice No. 25 in the amount of $53,535.34 to PGAL for professional engineering services regarding US 90A at SH 99, Mobility Bond Project
No. 13409, Precinct 4. (Fund: Mobility Bonds)
  Attachments:
  invoice (23)
  invoice (24)
  invoice (25)
 
12.   ENGINEERING-PERMITS:
A.   Approve permit application for Wang Shin to install a residential driveway at 1378 Lake Sydney Drive, Permit No. 2023-59070, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
B.   Approve permit application from Earth First Landscapes, LLC/KGA DeForest Design Firm, LLC to install traffic control and bore irrigation lines under and along Gaston Road between Greenbusch Road and Karen Road, Permit No. 2023-58939, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
C.   Approve permit application from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Texas/GCP Technologies to install fiber optic cable along Hunt Road, Permit
No. 2023-59674, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
D.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Mason Road near Fry Road, Permit No. 2023-59671, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
E.   Approve permit application from Teamwork Construction Services, Inc to install a street connection, left-turn lane and a traffic signal along Kingsland Boulevard, Permit
No. 2023-59679, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
F.   Approve permit application from Sonora SWQM Co., dba Sonora Construction to install a temporary construction entrance along Vacek Road and a storm sewer outfall into Fairchilds Creek Tributary 7 for Vacek Pointe Detention, Permit No. 2023-59407,
Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
G.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along House Bank Lane, Permit
No. 2023-59669, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
H.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Woodcott Warren Way, Stratton Lane and Boyton Hollow Trace, Permit No. 2023-59663, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
I.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Hurston Park Trail, Whitstone Gully Way, Woodcott Warren Way and Caledonia Lake Lane, Permit No. 2023-59664, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
J.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Ironwood Pass Drive, Myrtle Bend Drive, Azalea Crossing Court, Heritage Park Drive and Sienna River Parkway, Permit No. 2023-59665, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
K.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Red Heron Lane, Ironwood Pass Drive, Long Spring Drive and Crossing Oak Lane, Permit No. 2023-59666, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
L.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Milam Grove Drive, Cherrywood Court, Calm Channel Court and Golden Mist Drive, Permit No. 2023-59667, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
M.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Golden Mist Drive, Amelia Way Drive, Emerald Cane Drive, Stanley Oak Drive and Heritage Park Drive, Permit
No. 2023-59668, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
N.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Ginger Mist Court, Sawmill Lake Drive, Lily Garden Court, Magnolia Mist Court and Calling Bird Court, Permit
No. 2023-59775, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
O.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Elderflower Drive, Owen Bend Drive and Gosling Pass, Permit No. 2023-59774, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
P.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Texas Rose Drive, Amethyst Isle Lane, Granberry Point, Perennial Mist Drive and Duke Heights Lane, Permit
No. 2023-59773, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Q.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Bridgeport Path Court, Pleasant View Drive, Creekside Breeze Drive, Bridgeport Path Drive and Deer Path Drive, Permit No. 2023-59782, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
R.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Lowndes Point, High Red Mesa, Campbell Point, Bouldin Creek, Jasper Point and Granger Point, Permit No. 2023-59777, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
S.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Caribou Court, Ten Point Lane, Deer Lodge, Deer Lodge Court and Antelope Alley, Permit No. 2023-59766, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
T.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Reindeer Run, Antler Way, Rudolph Court, Reindeer Cres, Antelope Alley and Deer Branch, Permit No. 2023-59768, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
U.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Sawmill Park Drive, Park Square Drive, Lakeside Mill Court, Wooded Park Drive, Parkwood Court and Fountain Court, Permit No. 2023-59778, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
V.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Sawmill Park Circle, Sawmill Park Drive, Waters Lake Boulevard, Fountain Breeze Drive, Fountain Cove Lane and Fountain Shore Drive, Permit No. 2023-59779, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
W.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Scanlan Heights Lane, Scanlan Trace and Sienna Parkway, Permit No. 2023-59780, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
X.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Crystal Spring Drive, Azure Spring Drive, Spring Water Drive, Sunny Spring and Mount Logan, Permit
No. 2023-59781, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
Y.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Lantana Pass, Pembrook Place, Laurelwood Trail, Edgemont Place and Emory Park, Permit No. 2023-59783, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Z.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Mount Logan, Waters Lake Boulevard, Sienna Parkway, Harvest Oak Court, Regal Oaks Drive, Camille Park Drive and Largo Oaks Drive, Permit No. 2023-59784, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
AA.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Antelope Alley, Red Stag Pass, Deer Crossing and Waters Lake Boulevard, Permit No. 2023-59772, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
BB.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Bobcat Boulevard, Five Oaks Crossing, Caribou Cove, Caribou Cove Court, Bison Bluff and Swift Fox Corner, Permit No. 2023-59770, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
CC.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Monarch Crossing, Vacarro Court, Parker Oak Pass, Autrey Landing and Longpoint Path, Permit No. 2023-59776, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
DD.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Laurel Crest Drive, Terrace Point Drive, Manor Valley Court, Tubelo Mill Drive and Bordelon Lane, Permit No. 2023-59786, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
EE.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Forest Side Drive, Forest Side Court, Tradewind Pass Drive, Iron Forge Road and Autumn Pine Drive, Permit
No. 2023-59788, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
FF.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Heritage Park Drive, Dalton Trail, Silver Crest Lane, Ironwood Pass Drive and Harriswood Drive, Permit
No. 2023-59789, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
GG.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Delta Oaks Drive, Delta Oaks Court and Morning Oaks Drive, Permit No. 2023-59785, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
HH.   Approve permit application from Frontier Southwest Inc. dba/Frontier Communications of Texas/Squan Engineering to install fiber optic cable along Manor Valley Lane, Morris Woods Drive and Timber Knoll Drive, Permit No. 2023-59787, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
Item 12 continued - Engineering - Permits:
II.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC to install fiber optic cable along Starlight Oak Drive, Permit No. 2023-59790, Precinct 2.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
JJ.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC/Quanta Telecommunication Services to install fiber optic cable at 13845 West Bellfort, Permit No. 2023-59793, Precinct 3.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
KK.   Approve permit application from A&M Contractors, Inc./GYS General Contracting to install a commercial driveway at 17515 Beechnut Street, Permit No. 2023-59533, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
LL.   Approve permit application from SiEnergy, L.P. to install a gas line along Bryan Road, Permit No. 2022-57761, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
MM.   Approve permit application from CenterPoint Energy to install a gas line connection at 8727 Harlem Road, Permit No. 2023-59670, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
NN.   Approve permit application from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Texas/GCP Technologies to install fiber optic cable along Daily Road, Permit
No. 2023-59792, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
OO.   Approve permit application from Comcast of Houston, LLC/Aspen Utility Company to install fiber optic cable along Strawberry Basil Drive, Harvest Home Drive, Grapefruit Grove Drive, Harlem Road and Home Sweet Home Drive, Permit No. 2023-59794,
Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  signed application
 
13.   ENGINEERING-DEVELOPMENT:
A.   Approve the plat for Estates at Lakes of Williams Ranch Section 1 Partial Replat No. 5, Precinct 4.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
B.   Approve the plat for Sugar Maple Court, Precinct 1.
  Attachments:
  plat
 
C.   Set public hearing for acceptance of traffic control plan for Sienna Section 55, Precinct 2. (Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.)
  Attachments:
  map
 
D.   Set public hearing for acceptance of traffic control plan for Sienna Section 46, Precinct 2. (Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.)
  Attachments:
  map
 
E.   Set public hearing for acceptance of traffic control plan for Briarwood Crossing, Section 15, Precinct 4. (Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.)
  Attachments:
  map
 
F.   Set public hearing on the request to modify the Fort Bend County Major Thoroughfare Plan for Kunz and Modena School Roads within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Rosenberg, Precinct 4. (Tuesday, April 11, 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. 3023710229 in the amount of $2,426.92 to Huitt-Zollars for design services regarding the New North Library;
  Attachments:
  invoice
 
B.   Approve payment of Pay Application No. 2 in the amount of $204,726.71 to CS Advantage for Roof Replacement regarding the 2021 Roof Replacement Project. 
  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 February 20, 2023, and makes the following recommendations to Commissioners Court:
A.   Approve Engineering Services Agreement between Fort Bend County Toll Road and Halff Associates, Inc. for performance services for both the TRA system and the GPTRA system.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
B.   Approve Agreement between Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority and Creacom, Inc. regarding illumination maintenance for Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road and Fort Bend Westpark Tollway.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
C.   Approve Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Engineering Services Agreement between Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority and DE Corp., regarding the plans, specifications and estimate for tollway main lanes along Fort Bend Westpark Tollway.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
D.   Approve engagement letter between Fort Bend County and GreenbergTraurig for counsel services with certain financing and toll project related matters.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  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 February 20, 2023, and makes the following recommendations to Commissioners Court:
A.   Approve Engineering Services Agreement between Fort Bend County Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. regarding professional services for Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority, Segment D.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
B.   Approve Engineering Services Agreement between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and LJA Engineering for professional services regarding Judge Jodie Stavinoha Bridge.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
C.   Approve Change Order Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and Main Lane Industries, Ltd., regarding Project No. 126-1002 SH99 at West Airport.
  Attachments:
  change order
  1295
 
D.   Approve Change Order Nos. 10 and 11 between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and Williams Brothers Construction Co., regarding Project No. 126-1014 SH 99.
  Attachments:
  change order
  1295
 
Item 16 continued - Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority:
E.   Approve engagement letter between Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road Authority and GreenbergTraurig for counsel services with certain financing and toll project related matters.
  Attachments:
  agreement
  1295
 
17.   PARKS & RECREATION:
  Approve request to waive rental fees for use of Fort Bend County Park facilities from:

 
1. Lamar Consolidated High School Band Booster Club for use of the Lodge at Jones Creek Ranch Park for a Banquet on May 13, 2023;
2. Grenada Houston Association for use of (1) pavilion on May 28, 2023 for a scholarship fundraiser at Kitty Hollow Park; and
3. Leafs Court for use of gym at the Four Corners Multipurpose Center on March 11, 2023, April 14, 2023,  and May 13, 2023 for a basketball camp.

  Attachments:
  community use form (band booster)
  community use form (grenada)
  commnity use form (leafs court)
 
18.   PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
  Approve the Fiscal Year 2023 Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Assistance Programs as required by the Federal Transit Administration.
  Attachments:
  signed certifications assurances form (fy2023)
 
19.   PURCHASING:
A.   Authorize advertising for bids for Construction of Paving and Appurtenances to serve Aliana Pavement Rehabilitation for Fort Bend County, Municipal Utility District No. 134B.
B.   Authorize advertising for bids for Construction of Voss Road Roundabout and Cullinan Park SH 6 Left Turn Lane for Fort Bend County, Mobility Bond Project No. 20407.
20.   TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR:
A.   Approve and record into Minutes tax payment refunds in the amount of $16,716.91 for the Office of Carmen P. Turner.
  Attachments:
  refunds (3-1-2023)
 
B.   Record into Minutes the 2022 Property Tax Abatement Report as submitted by the office of Carmen P. Turner, Tax Assessor-Collector.  
  Attachments:
  abatement report (3.1.2023)
 
Consent Agenda Items 6 - 20 continued:
 
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Consent Agenda
Items 6 - 20.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
21.   COUNTY JUDGE:
  Take all appropriate action to amend the regular meeting schedule for Fort Bend County Commissioners Court for Fiscal Year 2023 established on September 13, 2022, to meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse at 401 Jackson Street in Richmond, Texas, beginning in the month of April 2023, as allowed by Local Government Code Section 81.005(h).
  Moved by Commissioner McCoy, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to amend the regular meeting schedule for Fort Bend County Commissioners Court for Fiscal Year 2023 established on
September 13, 2022, to meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse at 401 Jackson Street in Richmond, Texas, beginning in the month of April 2023, as allowed by Local Government Code Section 81.005(h).
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Prestage commented on the 2:00 p.m. Wednesday deadline for items to be placed on the Agenda. Commissioner would prefer the deadline be later, possibly by the close of day on Wednesday.

Olga Payero, Court Services Manager indicated it is possible the Agenda Briefing could be on Friday mornings. Ms. Payero pointed out, by having this new schedule, all users will have at least five business days before the Agenda deadline to submit their items.
Item 21 continued - County Judge:
  Judge George mentioned if a particular item does not make the regular schedule and is of urgency, there is an opportunity to call a special meeting.

Judge also stated the reason for this change is that it was determined the County could save almost $200,000 a year by having two meetings, rather than three meetings per month.

Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor stated due to the statutory responsibility of the Court with regard to disbursements, the County Treasurer could release all of the disbursements. Commissioners Court must approve the disbursements; but there are no statutory stipulations required to approve individual payments for each bond disbursement.

Stacy Slawinski, County Engineer stated if the invoices do not have to be placed individually on the Agenda, every Engineer they work with could get paid sooner. This was an extra step taken when it was decided by the previous court to place all mobility items or mobility invoices on the agenda.

Commissioner Meyers stated one of the reasons Harris County is able to go through 900 items during one meeting is because they do not read the individual items. For the record, Fort Bend County is the only County that has their County Clerk read the Agenda.

Judge George said there is no statutory requirement showing the County Clerk must read the Agenda; however, the County Attorney recommends one person read the items in order to keep the meeting orderly.

Commissioner McCoy suggested creating a steering committee who will look at what policy changes might be necessary due to this change. The committee will come to the court with recommendations on policy changes to help make things more efficient. This committee should include Engineering, County Attorney's Office, Auditor, County Clerk or any other relevant department that has regular business before the court.

Bridgette Smith-Lawson, County Attorney stated the recommendations of her office strictly look at a parliamentary procedure, putting forth the question clearly in an open meeting makes it clear to everyone, not just the court; but to the community that is listening, what action is being contemplated, the motions and debate and then the resulting vote. This is not law, just parliamentary practice and from the tradition of this County, the County Clerk reads the Agenda during the meeting.

Commissioner Meyers stated again there are no other Counties he could find that read the Agendas. Commissioner acknowledges County Attorney's point, which does a better job of communicating to people who don't have an Agenda in front of them, what action we are in the process of taking. He was trying to weigh the benefits and costs.
  Commissioner Morales mentioned he spoke with Engineering and saw ways to streamline and believes Commissioner McCoy's idea of getting all the departments together like the County Clerk, etc. is a good idea to have some input on this change. Also, Commissioner Prestage's request would need to be fine-tuned for what the timeline should be for our staff to be able to submit Agenda items. By having a steering committee we should get input from all the department heads that would be affected by the Agenda.
  Attachments:
  amended commissioners court schedule fy2023 (new)
 
22.  
AUDITOR:
A.   Take all appropriate action on Resolution Authorizing Publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Resolution Authorizing Publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor stated these issuance of certificates of obligations are for the previously pay as you go capital items which were in the Operating Budget, such as vehicles and building improvements for a total of $40 million.
  Attachments:
  signed certificate
 
B.   Take all appropriate action on Resolution in support of legislation to authorize issuance of working capital notes/bonds under Chapter 1431, of the Texas Government Code, with a maturing term of up to 5 years.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Resolution in support of legislation to authorize issuance of working capital notes/bonds under Chapter 1431, of the Texas Government Code, with a maturing term of up to 5 years.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Commissioner Meyers stated this is an attempt to come up with legislation to address our OPEB debt.

Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor explained this is another option the County is pursuing to address the OPEB debt. Although it is not getting a lot of support; taking any moves forward is best for the County's major issue of the growing liability for our Retiree healthcare plan.
  Attachments:
  resolution
 
Item 22 continued - Auditor:
C.   Take all appropriate action on FY2022 transfer in the amount of $844,000 as detailed on the Auditor's form dated March 1, 2023 and amend the budget pursuant to Local Government Code Section 111.07075 for revenue received from vehicles wrecked during the fiscal year. 
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the FY2022 transfer in the amount of $844,000 as detailed on the Auditor's form dated March 1, 2023 and amend the budget pursuant to Local Government Code Section 111.07075 for revenue received from vehicles wrecked during the fiscal year.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
23.   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
  Take all appropriate action on request to reclassify vacant position Number 6431-0002, in the Community Development Department from Assistant Director, Grade 108 in the General Structure to Assistant Director, Grade 112 in the General Structure, effective March 7, 2023. (Funding: Community Development Block Grant)
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request to reclassify vacant position Number 6431-0002, in the Community Development Department from Assistant Director, Grade 108 in the General Structure to Assistant Director, Grade 112 in the General Structure, effective March 7, 2023. (Funding: Community Development Block Grant)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Carol Borrego, Director of Community Development explained this position has been opened for a very long time and it has been very hard to find someone with experience and with the educational background.
  Attachments:
  summary
 
24.  
CONSTABLE, PCT. 3:
  Take all appropriate action on Accreditation Agreement between Fort Bend County and Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation (TPCAF) for participation in the TPCAF Accreditation Program. (Fund: Pct 3 Constable)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Accreditation Agreement between Fort Bend County and Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation (TPCAF) for participation in the TPCAF Accreditation Program. (Fund: Pct 3 Constable)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
25.   COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 1:
  Take all appropriate action on transfer in the amount of $5,622 from Non-Departmental Contingency into Property and Equipment to allocate funds for the purchase of new office furniture.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner McCoy
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve transfer in the amount of $5,622 from Non-Departmental Contingency into Property and Equipment to allocate funds for the purchase of new office furniture.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
26.  
COUNTY TREASURER:
  Take all appropriate action on transfer in the amount of $92,700 from Non-Departmental Contingency into Information Technology to allocate funds for 36 biometric time-clocks.
  Moved by Commissioner McCoy, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve transfer in the amount of $92,700 from Non-Departmental Contingency into Information Technology to allocate funds for 36 biometric time-clocks.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Bill Rickert, County Treasurer explained the biometric time clocks will help with meeting the requirements of the federal employment law in which employees are submitting their own timesheets. These clocks allow for our employees that do not have computers to punch in and out and approve their timesheets at the end of a pay period.
  Attachments:
  signed transfer
 
27.   DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
  Take all appropriate action to approve the Data Use Agreement between Fort Bend County, on behalf of the District Attorney's Office, the Sheriff's Office, and Texas A&M University for an intimate partner violence homicide study.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve the Data Use Agreement between Fort Bend County, on behalf of the District Attorney's Office, the Sheriff's Office, and Texas A&M University for an intimate partner violence homicide study.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
28.  
ENGINEERING:
A.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement for Construction and Maintenance of Sidewalk between Fort Bend County and Marshall Oaks Property Owners Association, regarding the installation of sidewalks on Greenbusch Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 13312, Precinct 1.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement for Construction and Maintenance of Sidewalk between Fort Bend County and Marshall Oaks Property Owners Association, regarding the installation of sidewalks on Greenbusch Road, Mobility Bond Project No. 13312, Precinct 1.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
  1295
 
B.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement for Financing and Construction of Road Improvements between Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 216 in accordance with Chapter 381 regarding roadways within Fulshear Lakes, Precinct 1.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement for Financing and Construction of Road Improvements between Fort Bend County and Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 216 in accordance with Chapter 381 regarding roadways within Fulshear Lakes, Precinct 1.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement (fbcmud216)
 
Item 28 continued - Engineering:
C.   Take all appropriate action on Right of Entry Agreement between Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land, regarding wireless Traffic Signal Communication System (TSCS), Mobility Bond Project No. 13319, Precinct 3.
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Right of Entry Agreement between Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land, regarding wireless Traffic Signal Communication System (TSCS), Mobility Bond Project No. 13319, Precinct 3.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
D.   Take all appropriate action on submittal of the plat ratification of The Rose, Precinct 4.
  Moved by Commissioner McCoy, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve submittal of the plat ratification of The Rose, Precinct 4.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  plat
 
29.   HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
A.   Animal Services: Take all appropriate action on pilot program to issue microchips as a dog/cat license in the County utilizing 501c3 Non-Profit Partner grant, Fort Bend PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving).
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve pilot program to issue microchips as a dog/cat license in the County utilizing 501c3 Non-Profit Partner grant, Fort Bend PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving).
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  attorney review form
 
Item 29 continued - Health & Human Services:
B.   Environmental Health: Take all appropriate action on request to reclassify vacant position Number 6351-0067, in the Health and Human Services Department, from Emergency Planning Coordinator, Grade 107 in the General Structure to Environmental Program Manager, Grade 109 in the General Structure, effective March 7, 2023. (Fund: Public Health Workforce Grant)
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request to reclassify vacant position Number 6351-0067, in the Health and Human Services Department, from Emergency Planning Coordinator, Grade 107 in the General Structure to Environmental Program Manager, Grade 109 in the General Structure, effective March 7, 2023.
(Fund: Public Health Workforce Grant)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  summary
 
30.   PARKS & RECREATION:
  Take all appropriate action on Texas Historical Commission Antiquities Permit Application regarding the P1555 138 Kilovolt Transmission Line Rebuild Project.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Texas Historical Commission Antiquities Permit Application regarding the P1555 138 Kilovolt Transmission Line Rebuild Project.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed permit application form
 
31.  
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
  Take all appropriate action on Amendment No. 2 to project Grant Agreement
No. BBF 2202 (11) 069_20 between Fort Bend County and Texas Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2020, to extend the grant end date to May 31, 2024.

  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Amendment No. 2 to project Grant Agreement No. BBF 2202 (11) 069_20 between Fort Bend County and Texas Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2020, to extend the grant end date to
May 31, 2024.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed grant amendment
 
32.   PURCHASING:
A.   Take all appropriate action on Bid 23-025 for Harlem Road Park Expansion for Fort Bend County.
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to award Bid 23-025 for Harlem Road Park Expansion for Fort Bend County to only bidder, TBK Partners, LLC dba Quality Courts and Outdoors for the amount of $357,958.92.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed contract
 
B.   Take all appropriate action to exercise the 30-day termination for convenience clause in the Agreement between Fort Bend County and Archi*Technics/3, Inc. for Professional Architectural Services for the design of Boys and Girls Club in the Fresno area approved in Commissioners Court November 8, 2022.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to exercise the 30-day termination for convenience clause in the Agreement between Fort Bend County and
Archi*Technics/3, Inc. for Professional Architectural Services for the design of Boys and Girls Club in the Fresno area approved in Commissioners Court November 8, 2022.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement (from ccm 11-8-22)
 
Item 32 continued - Purchasing:
C.   Take all appropriate action on Second Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Hagerty Consulting, Inc., pursuant to RFP 19-041 for Contingency All Hazards Consulting Services regarding Non-Profit Assistance Programs in an additional amount of $510,691 in an amount not to exceed $943,241 and extend time of performance through September 30, 2023.  (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Second Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Hagerty Consulting, Inc., pursuant to RFP 19-041 for Contingency All Hazards Consulting Services regarding Non-Profit Assistance Programs in an additional amount of $510,691 in an amount not to exceed $943,241 and extend time of performance through September 30, 2023. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
D.   Take all appropriate action on Third Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Teal Construction Company for Linear Jail Renovations, pursuant to RFP 21-078 for additional services in the amount of $7,531.70 for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,090,417.70. (Fund: Advance Funding/Certificates of Obligation)
  Moved by Commissioner McCoy, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Third Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Teal Construction Company for Linear Jail Renovations, pursuant to RFP 21-078 for additional services in an amount of $7,531.70 for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,090,417.70 (Fund: Advance Funding/Certificates of Obligation)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
Item 32 continued - Purchasing:
E.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement between Fort Bend County and Audio Visual Technologies Group, Inc., utilizing DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-4247, to install and provide maintenance for video surveillance camera equipment at Fort Bend Transit Facility, in an amount not to exceed $87,044.97 effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Public Transportation Grant)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement between Fort Bend County and Audio Visual Technologies Group, Inc., utilizing DIR Contract
No. DIR-TSO-4247, to install and provide maintenance for video surveillance camera equipment at Fort Bend Transit Facility, in an amount not to exceed $87,044.97 effective through September 30, 2023. (Fund: Public Transportation Grant)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed agreement (88 pgs.)
 
F.   Take all appropriate action on Addendum to Agreement between Fort Bend County TX and Mark III Systems-Government, pursuant to DIR-TSO-4299  for installation of VXrail systems and to provide ProSupport Plus services and maintenance in an amount not to exceed $95,224 effective through December 1, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
  Moved by Commissioner Meyers, Seconded by Commissioner Prestage
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Addendum to Agreement between Fort Bend County TX and Mark III Systems-Government, pursuant to DIR-TSO-4299 for installation of VXrail systems and to provide ProSupport Plus services and maintenance in an amount not to exceed $95,224 effective through December 1, 2023. (Fund: Information Technology)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed addendum
 
Item 32 continued - Purchasing:
G.   Take all appropriate action on Third Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and PS Lightwave, Inc., utilizing Choice Partners Purchasing Contract No. 21/031KN-50, for additional service of internet, ethernet and telephone services in an additional amount of $39,851.72 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,925,308.72. (Fund: Information Technology & New North Library Project)
  Moved by Commissioner Morales, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Third Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and PS Lightwave, Inc., utilizing Choice Partners Purchasing Contract No. 21/031KN-50, for additional service of internet, ethernet and telephone services in an additional amount of $39,851.72 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,925,308.72. (Fund: Information Technology & New North Library Project)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
H.   Take all appropriate action on Amendment to Agreement between Fort Bend County and Audio Visual Technologies Group, Inc., utilizing Buy Board contract No. 644-21, for additional services regarding audio-visual upgrade at the Justice Center, in an additional amount of $65 for a total contract amount not to exceed $53,476.21. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)
  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 Audio Visual Technologies Group, Inc., utilizing Buy Board contract No. 644-21, for additional services regarding audio-visual upgrade at the Justice Center, in an additional amount of $65 for a total contract amount not to exceed $53,476.21. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor stated this item is used for social distancing and qualifies for ARPA funding.
  Attachments:
  signed amendment
 
Item 32 continued - Purchasing:
I.   Take all appropriate action on Agreement between Fort Bend County and Sirvist LLC, dba PES Clinical Solutions, pursuant to RFP 23-010 for mobile vaccination services on an as-needed, if-needed basis, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 effective through
March 30, 2024. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)

  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve Agreement between Fort Bend County and Sirvist LLC, dba PES Clinical Solutions, pursuant to RFP 23-010 for mobile vaccination services on an as-needed, if-needed basis, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 effective through March 30, 2024. (Fund: American Rescue Plan Act)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Ed Sturdivant, County Auditor explained this item is when the County does not have sufficient staff, there is a need to have contract staff on hand. This is to have a resource on demand when needed.
  Attachments:
  signed agreement
 
33.   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 $28,060,729.62 which includes routine disbursements of $11,771,740.97.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Attachments:
  signed approval
  disbursements
 
34.  
WORKSHOP:
  Workshop to discuss and take all appropriate action on the November 2023 Mobility and Park Bonds Election.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Morales
Duly put and carried (4-1), it is ordered to authorize the County Engineer and County Parks Director to develop a program for a potential November 2023 Bond Election with involvement from the Public Sector Partners.
Judge George No
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  There was an open discussion regarding a potential bond election for this November for Parks and Mobility.

Stacy Slawinski, County Engineer presented to the court the status of the County bond projects for 2013, 2017, 2020. The reason why more funding is necessary is due to increase in property valuations, changes in scope and increase in construction costs. Mr. Slawinski indicated there is a deficit of $73 million on current projects because of the adjustments in inflation and Right of Way costs. A total of $194 million is needed to supplement the current list in order to move these projects into construction.

Darren McCarthy, Parks Director, spoke to the court about the status of the 2020 Parks Bond. There are challenges with funds due to the popularity of the parks, seeing increase usage and knowing there is a need for more facilities in the future.

Ed Strudivant, County Auditor proposed to put $600 million or less on the Referendum.

Bridgette Smith-Lawson, County Attorney prepared a timeline for the court. Beginning today and rolling to the election day on November 7, 2023, this court would have to issue an election order on August 8, 2023.
  Recess:

Recessed at 2:44 p.m.
35.  
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.
  Provision of courtroom personnel (administrative and security) Precinct 2, Place 2.
  Closed Session:

Convened at 2:57 p.m.
Adjourned at 3:22 p.m.

Reconvene:

Reconvened at 3:23 p.m.
36.   Reconvene Open Session and consider taking action on the following matters:
A.   § 551.071. Consultation With Attorney.
  Provision of courtroom personnel (administrative and security) Precinct 2, Place 2.
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to approve request to create one (1) Deputy Sheriff Deputy position, Grade L04 of the Law Enforcement salary structure, in the Sheriff's Office to serve as Bailiff for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2, effective March 7, 2023.(Fund: Non-Departmental Contingency)
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
  Moved by Commissioner Prestage, Seconded by Commissioner Meyers
Duly put and unanimously carried (5-0), it is ordered to transfer the amount necessary for the position from Non-Departmental Contingency into Accounts to allocate funds for Bailiff request for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 Place 2.
Judge George Yes
Commissioner Morales Yes
Commissioner Prestage Yes
Commissioner Meyers Yes
Commissioner McCoy Yes
 
37.   Adjournment.
Commissioners Court adjourned at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 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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