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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a measure canvassing the votes of the November 7 election.

Measures on the ballot included the county's proposed $218.58 million bond referendum, which was approved by voters, with 18,919 votes cast in favor of approval and 8,174 against.

Commissioner Andy Meyers noted the passage of the bond, and thanked the voters.

“Unfortunately, we didn't have as high a voting turnout as we'd really liked, 6.75 percent,” Meyers said. “It's not exactly on the high side, but we do appreciate the people who took their time to go out and vote.” Listen (2:23)

The commissioners court voted to transfer $7,955 from non-departmental contingency and salaries to allocated funds for part-time assistance.

The commissioners court voted to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Rosenberg for housing and mobile intensive care units and personnel at the city's fire station located at 6226 August Green Drive.

The commissioners court voted to purchase four Kenworth dump trucks from Performance Truck – Houston for an amount not to exceed $528,000.

The commissioners court voted to approve a $6,027,478 agreement with Paradigm Construction, LLC for the construction of the Missouri City Branch Library.

The commissioners court voted to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation costs, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, in connection with the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Michael Lawless, et al, regarding the Katy Flewellen Mobility Bond Project, Parcel 21, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court voted to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation costs, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, in connection with the matter of Fort Bend County vs. CKNM Business, Inc., et al, regarding the Katy Flewellen Mobility Bond Project, Parcel 4, as discussed in closed session.

All action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

During the meeting, County Judge Robert Hebert recognized members of the county's emergency management team for their efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey, presenting them with a framed copy of the movie “Harvey.” Listen (4:09)




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