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Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy Fort Bend County
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of one Mini-Caliber Robot for the Fort Bend Regional SWAT Team from ICOR Technology, in an amount not to exceed $239,715.

Commissioner Andy Meyers asked about the capabilities of the robot. Listen (1:51)

The commissioners court took no action regarding acceptance of the traffic control plan for Seven Meadows, Section 4 to modify no parking signs on Starflower in Precinct 3.

The item was pulled from the agenda to be considered at a future meeting. During a public hearing on the item, representatives from the Sugar Creek Montessori spoke in favor of the change to allow parking, and brought petitions forward. Commissioner Andy Meyers noted that a homeowners association in the area has expressed opposition to the action, and that the association and those from the Montessori school will meet to discuss the matter. Listen (3:28)

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve agreements for direct services for the prevention of violence or abuse/neglect of a child between the county and various agencies. The agencies include the Fort Bend County Women's Center, Inc., Community Partners Rainbow Room and Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Inc.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to select a proposal from Frost Construction Company for renovation of the Freedom Park Concession Building.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to select the Crane Group for renovations at the Sienna Annex.

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. Allied Equity Partners, LP, et al, regarding Parcel 1 of the Beechnut Boulevard Project, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to incur litigation expenses, in amounts not to exceed $10,000 per instance, regarding four cases involving parcels of property for the Katy Flewellen Drainage Ditch Project, as discussed in closed session.

The four cases are with Karl. F. Fischer, et al for Parcel 20; Ronald Rhemann, et al for Parcel 23; Paul T. Zutz, et al for Parcel 24; and Delton F. Stoelke, trustee, et al for Parcel 25.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Vincent Morales was absent. Agenda

During the meeting, the commissioners court heard a presentation from the Houston-Galveston Area Council regarding the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan.

Alan Clark, Director of Transportation Planning for the H-GAC, spoke briefly before the presentation regarding the update to the plan.

“We want to begin by listening,” Clark said to the court, welcoming their comments. “You all are our best paid consultants.” Listen (14:59)

Clark noted the growth expected in the Fort Bend County area.

“This county is going to be doubling in size in just a very short amount of time,” Clark said. “We will not be able to double all of the road infrastructure in this county in such a short period of time.”

Vishu Lingala, Chief Transportation Planner, gave the presentation.





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