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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with TekManna, LLC.

TekManna, a biotechnology firm, is planning to build a 12,000 square foot building to be used for office, harvesting and processing, and a 150,000 square foot enclosed grow operations facility, which is to be built in three, 50,000 square foot phases. Under the agreement, the county will abate 50 percent of the value of eligible improvements and personal property from 2019 to 2028.

The commissioners court took no action regarding approval of a full release, indemnification and requirement for liability with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for the fraternity's non-exclusive use of the Pinnacle Senior Center for the purpose of holding a Heart Health Symposium on February 24. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Grady Prestage abstaining, to approve payment of an invoice totaling $7,459 to Doucet & Associates for professional engineering services regarding the Braxton Street Mobility Bond Project.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the development of The Reserve at Independence, LP, in Stafford, Texas. The developer is seeking competitive 9 percent Housing Tax Credits for the proposed apartment community.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to establish districts within the boundaries of Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 7 for the purpose of electing five directors.

The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Prestage abstaining, to approve a professional engineering services agreement with Doucet & Associates, Inc. regarding the Braxton Road Mobility Bond Project.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award contracts to the lowest bidder per item for the purchase of bridge materials, with the exception of two items which had received tie bids. Those items were selected by drawing lots by the court. Listen (2:06)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award contracts to the lowest bidder per item for the purchase of culverts, with the exception of seven items receiving tie bids. The items were decided by drawing lots. Listen (3:39)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a contract to Stripes & Stops Company, Inc. for the purchase of thermoplastic traffic coating on various roads.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a contract to Waste Corporation of Texas, LP for the rental of dumpsters for Hurricane Harvey Cleanup for the county.

The commissioners court is voted unanimously to accept a settlement in the medical subrogation claim for Paul/Amy Shedd in terms outlined as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from closed session discussions to consult with attorneys regarding filing suits to enforce the junkyard/salvage yard ordinance.

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




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