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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a request by the Texas Department of Transportation to waive objection for TxDOT and/or the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation to construct two projects on the Grand Parkway that are outside the minimum project scope.

Changes include adding direct connectors to State Highway 49 and the Grand Parkway. The Harris County Toll Road Authority will provide funding for all design and 50 percent of construction of the project. Changes also include a change in the number of lanes along some segments of the parkway.

Both changes were outside of the original scope of the agreement with the county, Commissioner James Patterson said. Listen (6:36)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant a variance regarding the classification of ineligible and eligible property under the guidelines for granting tax abatements in the county.

The measure is a one-time variance to allow a tax abatement for the development of a Best Buy warehousing and fulfillment facility in Missouri City. The variance allows inventory be included as eligible property.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with BCBP Cravens East, LP for the Best Buy warehouse facility.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to ratify a resolution to the Texas Department of Agriculture certifying that the county has made a grant to the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels for the home-delivered meal grant program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to designate delegates to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2018 General Assembly and the Board of Directors.

Andy Meyers was designated as representative to the General Assembly and delegate to the Board of Directors.

County Judge Robert Hebert was as a representative to the General Assembly and alternate to the Board of Directors. Commissioners Grady Prestage and Vincent Morales were designated as alternates to the General Assembly.

The commissioners court took no action regarding modification of an agreement with Arthur J Gallagher for property casualty insurance on additional facilities and for workers compensation premium subject to the end of year payroll audit. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding the procurement of professional services of architects, engineers or surveyors.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation expenses, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, related to Fort Bend County vs. TDPHAN, LTD, et al, for Parcel 1, Sansbury Boulevard Segment 2, as discussed in executive session.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation expenses, not to exceed $2,500, in the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Pamela Sue Grisham, et al, for Parcel 133, Greensbusch Road Mobility Bond Project, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation expenses, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, in the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Brian Christen, et al, for Parcel 18, Katy Flewellen Mobility Bond Project, as discussed in closed session.

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




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