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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a revised calendar for adoption of the FY2018 Budget.

The calendar includes finalization of the proposed budget, with the commissioners court to propose a property tax rate on August 22, and to set public hearings for September 13 and September 26 on proposed tax increases, and a public hearing for the proposed budget.

The budget and tax rate would be adopted on September 26.

The calendar was adjusted due to the Texas Legislative Special Session, which ends on August 16.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the continuation of the current optional county fees for vehicle registration.

The existing fees include a $10 County Road and Bridge Fee, and a $1.50 Child Safety Fee.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Whitley Penn, LLP for audit services for the county, in an amount not to exceed $161,250.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville, Inc. to conduct a facility needs assessment for the Emergency Operations Center and the Office of Emergency Management Facility, in an amount not to exceed $64,740.

The commissioners court took no formal action, but reached a consensus to call a special meeting for August 9 at 10 a.m. to formally adopt an order calling for an election on November 7 for the county's mobility bond referendum.

A workshop was held to discuss the final projects to be placed on the referendum, which totals $218,580. Listen (10:14)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county to incur litigation expenses, in an amount not to exceed $7,500, in the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Ronald C. Campbell, Sherri M. Campbell, et al regarding the Greenbusch Road Mobility Project, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no formal action, the reflected in the record that the annual evaluations of the Information Technology Director and the Health & Human Services Director were reviewed in closed session

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda




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