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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to set the mileage reimbursement rate at 54.5 cents, the same rate as the Internal Revenue Service.

The rate, which takes effect today, reflects a 1 cent increase per mile compared to 2017. Other rates include 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, a 1 cent increase compared to 2017, and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The commissioners court took no action, but held a public hearing regarding the creation of Fort Bend County Reinvestment Zone No. 19, to be located in Precinct 1, for tax abatement purposes.

There were three speakers signed up to address the court regarding the item, all supporting the creation of the zone. However, only one elected to speak, describing the business that the zone is intended to attract. Listen (1:55)

The proposed area for the zone is a 12 acre tract located in the unincorporated area along Highway 36 between Fritzella Street and Dannhaus Road just outside the City of Needville's city limits.

The commissioners court took no action regarding recording into the minutes the official bond for John Godbee as Treasurer for Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 5. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Al Sulak and Mark Thormaehlen to the Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 3 Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Jonathan Sabrsula, Marvin Edwards and Emanuel King to the Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 8 Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Carmen Martinez to the Fort Bend County Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint James Green and John Arndt to the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 19 Board of Directors.

The commissioners court took not action resulting from executive session discussions regarding 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 $3,518, and to authorize the county judge to execute a settlement agreement recommended for approval by the county attorney and to approve such terms for full and final settlement related to the matter of Fort Bend County vs. Pamela Sue Grisham, et al concerning the Greenbusch Road Mobility Project, Parcel 133, as discussed in closed session.

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




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