TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM

 

PURSUANT TO THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT OF CERTAIN OPEN-MEETING PROVISIONS OF TEXAS LAW, SOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSIONERS COURT MAY PARTICIPATE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE.  ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AT ITS NEXT POSTED REGULAR MEETING.  YOU MAY SUBMIT A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORM USING THE LINK ON THE COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA WEBPAGE AT WWW.TARRANTCOUNTY.COM.  PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER YOU ARE ADDRESSING AN ITEM ON THE POSTED REGULAR AGENDA OR WHETHER PROVIDING GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENTS.  REGARDLESS OF THE DESIRED METHOD TO ADDRESS THE COURT, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO THE POSTING OF THE AGENDA.

ADDRESSING THE COURT BY WRITTEN STATEMENT:  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORMS SUBMITTED WITH WRITTEN STATEMENTS THAT DO NOT WISH TO ADDRESS THE COURT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON (12 P.M.) THE DAY BEFORE THE REGULAR POSTED MEETING.  THE FORMS WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE ONLINE POSTED AGENDA UNDER THE “PUBLIC COMMENTS” SECTION OF THE AGENDA PRIOR TO THE MEETING FOR PUBLIC REVIEW WITH COPIES PROVIDED TO THE COURT MEMBERS.  WRITTEN STATEMENTS WILL NOT BE READ ALOUD DURING THE COURT’S SESSION.

ADDRESSING THE COURT BY TELEPHONE:  IF YOU ARE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COURT AT ITS NEXT POSTED REGULAR MEETING VIA TELEPHONE, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COURT USING THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FORM BY NOON (12 P.M.) ON THE DAY BEFORE THE REGULAR POSTED MEETING IN WHICH YOU WISH TO SPEAK.

ADDRESSING THE COURT IN-PERSON:  ALL IN-PERSON ATTENDEES WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COURT MUST DELIVER A COMPLETED FORM TO THE COUNTY JUDGE’S OFFICE BY 10:00 A.M. ON THE DAY OF THE REGULAR POSTED MEETING.  FORMS ARE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM.

LIVE STREAMING OF THE EVENT IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.TARRANTCOUNTY.COM.

 

I.

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

 

II.

INVOCATION

 

III.

PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF TEXAS

 

IV.

AGENDA ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

V.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

 

A.

Minutes for Regular Meeting of June 15, 2021

 

VI.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

A.

Proclamation - DeVry University Day (Commissioner Johnson)

 

VII.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

All items with asterisks (**) are a part of the Consent Agenda.  Public hearing and review are held collectively unless opposition is presented, in which case the contested item will be heard separately.

 

VIII.

REPORTS AND BUSINESS

 

 

A.

Administrator (G.K. Maenius)

 

 

 

1.

Discussion, and Possible Action, Concerning Activities Associated with the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tarrant County Citizens, Businesses and County Government Operations

 

 

 

2.

Approval of the Commercial Lease between Tarrant County Hospital District, d/b/a JPS Health Network and Adder Felix Limited Partnership

 

 

 

3.

Approval of First Amendment to the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Municipal Direct Expense Funding between Tarrant County and the Town of Edgecliff Village

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of Second Amendment to the COVID-19 Vaccination Center License Agreement between Tarrant County and the City of Hurst

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of Change Order No. 1 with C. Green Scaping, LP in the Amount of $14,087.00 for the Reconciliation of Quantities in the City of Haslet, 45th Year CDBG Project - Community Development

 

 

 

6.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Program Year 2020 Emergency Solutions-CV1 Grant Program Contract between Tarrant County and Presbyterian Night Shelter for the Provision of Emergency Shelter Operations Related to the COVID-19 Response - Community Development

 

 

 

7.

** Acceptance of Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - Emergency Housing Vouchers

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of HAP Contracts and/or Contract Amendments between Landlords and Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of the Interlocal Agreement with Dallas County for AIDS Drug Assistance Liaison

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Texas Department of State and Health Services HIV Health and Social Services Subrecipient Contract with Tarrant County Hospital District – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

11.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Texas Department of State and Health Services HIV Health and Social Services Subrecipient Contract with Tarrant County Preventive Medicine Clinic – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Subrecipient Contract with The Salvation Army – Mabee Social Services Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

13.

** Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Subrecipient Contract with AIDS Outreach Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

14.

** Approval of an Exception to the Travel Policy for Within Region Travel - Juvenile Services

 

 

 

15.

** Approval on an Out-of-State Travel Request

 

 

 

16.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Auditor (Renee Tidwell)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Quarterly Investment Report Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

2.

Receive and File the Tarrant County Financial Statements for March 2021

 

 

 

3.

Receive and File the Tarrant County Financial Statements for April 2021

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File the Auditor's Report for the Controls Related to the Calculation, Assessment, and Billing of Agricultural Rollback Taxes

 

 

C.

Budget and Risk Management (Helen Giese)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

2.

** Approval and Execution of Release of Property Damage Claim

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Exceptions to Fee Schedule for Court Interpreters

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File Risk Management Board Minutes – June 9, 2021

 

 

D.

Criminal Courts Administration (J. Gregory Shugart)

 

 

 

1.

** Acceptance of the 2021-2022 Grant Award from the Texas Veterans Commission for The Veterans Treatment Court

 

 

E.

Facilities Management (Marvin Reyes)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of Real Property Lease with Mercantile Partners, L.P. for Office Space Located at 4708 Mercantile Drive, Fort Worth, for the Public Health Department

 

 

F.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

Approval of the Fiscal Year 2022 Holiday Schedule

 

 

 

3.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Public Health

 

 

 

4.

Approval of Leave and Pay Options Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

 

5.

Approval to Double Fill a Position and for a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Auditor’s Office

 

 

 

6.

Approval to Double Fill a Position and for a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

 

 

 

7.

** Approval of Changes to the Table of Organization – Public Health

 

 

G.

Information Technology (Christopher Nchopa-Ayafor)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and Dallas/Fort Wort International Airport Regarding the Remote Video Magistration Project

 

 

H.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of the Public Health Medicaid 1115 Waiver Intergovernmental Demonstration Year Ten Texas Transfer Payment to Texas Health and Human Services Commission

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Department of State Health Services Grant Contract Renewal for Regional Local Services System/Local Public Health Services

 

 

I.

Purchasing (Melissa Lee)

 

 

 

1.

Bid No. 2021-081 - Domestic Water Pump Replacement Project - Facilities Management - Infinity Contractors International, Ltd. - $109,631.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

b)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

c)

Acceptance of Payment Bond

 

 

 

d)

Acceptance of Performance Bond

 

 

 

2.

Bid No. 2021-089 - Annual Contract for Tire Repairs and Service - Countywide - Various Vendors - Per Unit Price and Discount for Items Not Listed

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

3.

RFQ No. 2021-088 - Annual Contract for Environmental Consulting Services - Transportation Services and Facilities Management - Various Vendors- Per Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Approval to Conduct Negotiations

 

 

 

4.

RFQ No. 2021-096 - Annual Contract for Temporary Healthcare Personnel - Countywide - Various Vendors

 

 

 

 

a)

Approve Ranking Order

 

 

 

b)

Approval to Conduct Negotiations

 

 

 

5.

Bid No. 2020-099 - Annual Contract for Purchase of Warehouse Boxes and Lids - Countywide - Western BRW Paper Company

 

 

 

 

a)

Approve Contract Termination

 

 

 

6.

Approval of Invoice Payment - Custom-Made Tablet Mounts - Sheriff's Office - Tiger Welding and Manufacturing, Inc. - $7,589.76

 

 

 

7.

** RFP No. 2019-148 - Grant Writing Services - Public Health - Ardent Spirit, LLC - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal - Same Hourly Rate

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

8.

** RFP No. 2019-153 - Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing - Countywide - Various Vendors - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

9.

** Bid No. 2019-157 - Annual Contract for Fleet Fuel Card and Management Services - Countywide - James River Solutions - Exercise Second Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

10.

** RFP No. 2019-167 - Annual Contract for Jail Security Electronics and Software Systems Integration, Maintenance, and Repair - Facilities Management - Various Vendors - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal – Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

11.

** RFP No. 2020-148 - Annual Contract for Payroll Services for Temporary Labor - Elections Administration - Various Vendors - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and City of Spring Valley Village for the Cooperative Purchasing of Goods and Services

 

 

 

13.

** Annual Contracts Eligible for Renewal Within Ninety Days

 

 

 

14.

** Permission to Take Bids/RFPs

 

 

J.

Sheriff's Department (Bill Waybourn)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval to Submit Fiscal Year 2022 New Grant Application and Resolution to the Texas Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority - Auto Crimes Task Force

 

 

K.

Tax Assessor-Collector (Wendy Burgess)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Property Tax Refunds

 

 

L.

Transportation Services (Randy Skinner)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Final Plat - Pyramid Acres Unit 8 - Precinct 1

 

 

M.

Appointments to Various Boards

 

 

 

1.

Action Concerning Appointments to Tax Increment Finance District Boards

 

 

 

2.

Action Concerning Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees

 

IX.

APPROVAL OF BONDS AND CERTIFICATES OF SELF-INSURANCE

 

 

Setting of the official bond or self-insurance amounts and/or approval of bond or certificate of self-insurance for person elected or appointed in the past 60 days.

 

X.

VARIOUS CLAIMS AND ADDENDUM

 

 

A.

Approval of Claims and Addendum

 

XI.

BRIEFING

 

 

A.

Current and Emerging Health Issues

 

The Public Health Department will update the Commissioners Court on current and emerging health issues in Tarrant County including COVID-19, West Nile Virus and Influenza.  This will be a standing item on the Commissioners Court Agenda as long as necessary.

 

 

B.

Discussion Regarding the 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature

 

The Commissioners Court will be briefed regarding developments of the 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.

 

 

C.

Tarrant County General Obligation Bond Program

 

The Commissioners Court will discuss issues concerning the proposed Tarrant County General Obligation Bond Program.  The Program will include funding for transportation-related projects, county building projects, and other related issues.

 

 

D.

Report on the Tarrant County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

 

A representative from Texas Pace Authority, the County’s PACE Administrator, will provide the Commissioners Court with a report of current PACE program activities and projects in Tarrant County.

 

 

E.

City of Arlington Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #7 – International Corridor TIRZ

 

Representatives from the City of Arlington will address the Commissioners Court regarding the establishment of the proposed Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #7 (The International Corridor) in the City of Arlington.

 

XII.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XIII.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XIV.

CLOSED MEETING

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

 

1.

Basma Noori vs. Tarrant County, Texas; Cause No. 017-324557-21

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

 

1.

Position No. 20002273 (Tina Glenn, Human Resources Director)

 

 

D.

Advice of Counsel

 

 

E.

Security Related Issues

 

 

F.

Contract Deliberations

 

 

G.

Economic Development Prospects

 

 

Closed Meeting upon completion of Open Meeting or at 10:00 a.m., whichever is later:

(A)  to discuss advice about pending or contemplated litigation, a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the County under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas conflict with the Texas Open Meeting Act, pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Government Code;

(B)  to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, pursuant to Section 551.072, Texas Government Code;

(C)  to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee, or to hear complaint or charge against an officer or employee pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code;

(D)  to deliberate the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices, or a security audit, pursuant to Section 551.076, Texas Government Code; and

(E)  to deliberate the business and financial issues related to a contract being negotiated, pursuant to Section 551.0725, Texas Government Code.

(F)  to deliberate regarding commercial or financial information that the County has received from a business prospect that the County seeks to have locate, stay, or expand near the County and with which the County is conducting economic development negotiations, or to deliberate the offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect, pursuant to Section 551.087(1), Texas Government Code.

 

XV.

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECONVENED

 

XVI.

WORK SESSION

 

 

A.

American Rescue Plan Act

 

The Commissioners Court will meet to discuss the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) including policy statement, focus areas, process and immediate action items.

 

XVII.

ADJOURNMENT