Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to allocate $2.85 million in general mobility program project funds for the reconstruction and improvement of Stuebner Airline Road.
The project would improve the roadway along a segment between Thora Lane and FM 2920.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Tom Sprague to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Board of Directors.
The commissioners court took no action regarding a request to review trust information in connection with the purchase of tracts of property associated with the Morton Ranch Road project. The item was discussed during an executive session.
Several items were withdrawn from the agenda and not acted upon, including:
- An agreement with the U.S. Department of the Army, represented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District Engineer, in the amount of $150,000 to provide oversight and guidance in completing the Texas general reevaluation study of Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries and White Oak Bayou in all precincts
- An agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, in the amount of $500,000 to provide oversight and guidance in completing the Texas general reevaluation study of Hunting Bayou in Precinct 1
- Authorization to allow Wiley Rien, LLP, to compile and submit a Federal Communications Commission Special Temporary Authority request to continue operation of the county's BigNet LTE Broadband Public Safety Network at a cost not to exceed $10,000.
- Approval of a Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program fund agreement with SGV Investment Homes, Ltd., for 150 single-family units in the amount of $2,912,621 in connection with the Sterling Green Project in Precinct 2
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve, subject to review by the Budget Management Department, a request by the Public Defender’s Office to fill four grant-funded positions.
An item regarding a request to exempt a $44,000 contract with ND Consulting Services, Inc. from the competitive bid process for development of a process for criminal investigations and case screening at the Sheriff’s Department was referred to the Budget Management Department.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a release of liability for the Texas Forest Service to provide assistance in the removal of tree and brush debris from parks in Commissioner Precinct 4.
The commissioners court unanimously adopted a resolution designating September 5-8 as Harris County Fair 2012 Days, and October 2 as National Night Out.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Jack Cagle was absent. Agenda