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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today held lengthy discussion regarding the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the conditions that were left in the county following the storm.

In what County Judge Robert Hebert referred to as a “defacto workshop”, the court discussed several aspects of recovery from the storm, including available assistance for those whose homes flooded, the status of roads in the county, and the impact of the storm on the county's proposed property tax rate for 2017.

“We're still dealing with an emergency throughout the county,” Hebert said, noting that the county's disaster declaration continues through September 12, and could be extended further. Listen (1 hour 3 minutes)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Dr. Mary desVignes-Kendrick as the local health authority for Fort Bend County.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to replace Matt Shepard with Cindy Picazo on the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7 Board of Directors.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a request for Fort Bend County to sponsor a Texas Department of Transportation project on behalf of Woodmere Development, Inc. to expedite the construction of a road connection at FM 2218 and Briarwood Crossing Drive. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize filing an application to the United States Department of Justice for the FY2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for funds in the amount of $66,131.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to deny a request by Mark Evans to waive $534.74 in penalty and interest on property taxes for Tax Year 2016.

The commissioners court voted ratify the submittal of certification to the American Registry for Internet Numbers to enable the Information Technology Department to secure Internet Protocol Addresses for use with the county's Internet-based services.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant an exemption to the competitive bid process for reverse 911 software to notify residents and ratify the approval of an agreement with Everbridge.

The item was approved with a correction to the amount of the agreement.

The commissioners court took no action regarding award of a contract for construction of the FM 1093/Westpark Extension Phase II-A project. The item was pulled from the agenda.

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




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