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Fort Bend County
Sugar Land City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Sugar Land City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the expenditure of $1,863,951 for the purchase of land from NNP-TELFAIR, LP.

The purchase includes a regional park that was part of the Telfair General Plan for the development, and totals 63.3 acres.  As part of the agreement with the developer, the city was to be allowed to purchase the land after compliance with the city’s park dedication requirements.

The city will also purchase 11.426 acres of property for airport use purposes.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $268,380 contract to Malcolm Prime, Inc. for construction management services associated with groundwater plant improvements for the surface water conversion project.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $369,560 contract to T. Construction, LLC for the construction of an effluent discharge eight-inch force main for the surface water treatment plant.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Science Applications International Corporation for debris removal and other emergency related management projects.

“In the event of an emergency, SAIC coordinates the city’s debris removal and all associated reimbursement filings with FEMA,” Emergency Management Director Patrick Hughes said. “Should we not utilize SAIC’s services, there is no cost to the city; this contract ensures the city will have the services available if they are needed. The cost of any services provided in an emergency is typically 100 percent reimbursed by FEMA.”

The city previously had contracted with Beck Disaster Recovery Co., which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation in 2009.

The city council received the audited financial report and auditor’s opinion for FY2011.  The city received an “unqualified” or clean opinion of its financial statements for the previous fiscal year in its general funding as well as for major federal grant programs the city participated in during the year.  Null-Lairson, PC, the firm that conducted the audit, reported no material weaknesses nor any significant deficiencies in the city’s financial reporting. Audit Report

No action was taken on the item.

The city council also received the annual report of the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation.  No action was taken on the item.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Council Member Bridget Yeung was absent. Agenda




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