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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to maintain a proposed tax rate of $0.453 per $100 valuation for the 2017 Tax Year.

The commissioners court had considered proposing a different tax rate following the impact of Hurricane Harvey, but instead continued with the rate initially proposed. The proposed tax rate reflects an approximately one-half cent decrease compared to the 2016 rate.

Of the total proposed total tax rate, revenues from $0.364 per $100 valuation would be dedicated to the general fund, revenues from $0.023 would be dedicated to the road and bridge fund, and revenues $0.066 would be used to make payments on the county's bonded indebtedness.

An item to authorize the county judge to request a suspension of the deadline for posting the proposed property tax rate and all other deadlines related to a budget or ad valorem tax rate was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a second extension of the local state of disaster issued originally on August 24 due to Hurricane Harvey. The extension is through October 10.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the reappraisal of all property damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reject all bids and readvertise for a term contract on HVAC Maintenance for libraries.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county judge to enter into a settlement agreement in the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Jane Harwood McGall, et al, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county judge to enter into a settlement agreement in the matter of State of Texas and Fort Bend County vs. C.M. Garver, at al, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding threatened litigation regarding salvage yard/junk yard enforcement.

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




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