TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, April 27, 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 April 20, 2021

 

VI.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

A.

Proclamation - National Therapy Animal Day (Commissioner Allen and Commissioner Fickes)

 

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 a Resolution Supporting the Extension of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program to September 30, 2022

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Demolition and Sale of Foreclosure Property Located at 1720 25th Street, Held in Trust by the City of Fort Worth, at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of Demolition and Sale of Foreclosure Property Located at 6278 Ava Court Drive, Held in Trust by the City of Fort Worth, at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of Demolition and Sale of Foreclosure Property Located at 1613 Edgewood Terrace, Held in Trust by the City of Fort Worth, at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

6.

** Approval of Demolition and Sale of Foreclosure Property Located at 6025 Truman Drive, Held in Trust by the City of Fort Worth, at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

7.

** Acceptance of Donation of Digital Advertising Credits from Facebook for COVID-19 Related Messaging

 

 

 

8.

** Receive and File the Administrative Order Formalizing the Reappointment of the Tarrant County Auditor by the District Judges of Tarrant County, Texas and Approval of the Certificate of Self-Insurance by Tarrant County in Lieu of Bond

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of an Amended Grant Agreement between Tarrant County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Program Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant Funding - Community Development

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of an Amended Grant Agreement between Tarrant County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Program Year 2020 HOME Investment Partnership Funding - Community Development

 

 

 

11.

** Approval of Two Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Subrecipient Contract Renewals with Tarrant County Preventive Medicine Clinic and Tarrant County Hospital District – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Two Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Texas Department of State Health Services Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part B Subrecipient Contract Renewals with Tarrant County Preventive Medicine Clinic and Tarrant County Hospital District– HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

13.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A subrecipient contract with AIDS Healthcare Foundation – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

14.

** Approval of Amendment No. 4 to Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Texas Department of State Health Services Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part B Subrecipient Contract with AIDS Healthcare Foundation– HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

15.

** Approval of Amendment No. 4 to Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Texas Department of State Health Services Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part B Subrecipient Contract with Tarrant County Hospital District – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

16.

** Approval of Amendment No. 6 to Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Texas Department of State Health Services Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part B Subrecipient Contract with AIDS Outreach Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

17.

** Approval of Amendment No. 8 to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Texas Department of State Health Services, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids Grant Contract – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

18.

** Approval and Ratification of a Grant Application Submission and Approval of the Resolution to the Office of the Attorney General for the Bilingual Victim Assistance Coordinator Position for the Criminal District Attorney's Office

 

 

 

19.

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

 

 

 

20.

** Approval of an Exception to the Travel Policy for Within Region Travel - Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5

 

 

 

21.

** Approval of Computer-Related Training/Travel Requests

 

 

 

22.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Auditor (Renee Tidwell)

 

 

 

1.

** Receive and File the Auditor's Report of the Cash Counts of the Tarrant County Tax Offices

 

 

C.

Budget and Risk Management (Helen Giese)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

2.

** Receive and File Risk Management Board Minutes – April 14, 2021

 

 

D.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Information Technology

 

 

 

3.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Sheriff’s Office

 

 

 

4.

Approval of Out-of-Class Pay Extension – Sheriff’s Office

 

 

 

5.

Approval to Double Fill a Position and for a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Constable, Precinct 2

 

 

E.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of a Grant Contract between Tarrant County and the Texas Department of State Health Services for COVID-19 Vaccination Capacity

 

 

 

2.

Approval of a COVID-19 Master Agreement between Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Public Health North Texas Regional Laboratory and Abbott Rapid DX North America, LLC for the Purchase of Reagents

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Interlocal Cooperation Contract between Tarrant County and the Department of State Health Services for the North Texas Syndromic Surveillance Program

 

 

F.

Purchasing (Melissa Lee)

 

 

 

1.

** RFO No. 2021-094 - Purchase of Motorola IMPRES Battery - #DIR-TSO-4101 - Sheriff's Office - Motorola Solutions, Inc. - $65,934.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

2.

** RFP No. 2017-106 - Offender/Defendant-Paid DWI Education, DWI Repeat Offender Program, and Drug Offender Education Program - Community Supervision and Correction Department - Various Vendors - Exercise Third and Final Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

3.

** RFP No. 2018-099 - Annual Contract for Printing and Processing of Tax Statements - Tax Assessor/Collector's Office - Various Vendors - Exercise Third and Final Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

4.

** Bid No. 2019-112 - Annual Contract for Lamps, Ballasts, and Electrical Supplies - Countywide - Facility Solutions Group - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices and Discount Off List Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

5.

** Bid No. 2019-162 - Annual Contract for Time/Date Stamp Machines, Service, and Supplies - Countywide - Associated Time Instruments Co., Inc. - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

6.

** RFP No 2020-162 - Purchase of Mail Sorter - Elections Administration -  Fluence Automation, LLC - Exercise First Option for Renewal - $27,286.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

7.

** RFP No. 2020-089 – Annual Contract for Aerial Application of Pesticides for Mosquito Control – Public Health

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

8.

** RFP No. 2021-040 - Analytical Instrumentation (Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer) - Information Technology and Medical Examiner's Office - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. - $1,345.50

 

 

 

 

a)

Approve Change Order

 

 

 

9.

** Computing System Innovations - Intellidact AI Professional Services - County Clerk's Office

 

 

 

 

a)

Sole Source Designation

 

 

 

10.

** Nemo-Q, Inc. - Nemo-Q Proprietary Software, Hardware, Services, and Warranty - Countywide

 

 

 

 

a)

Sole Source Designation

 

 

 

11.

** Approval of Renewal of SAP Cloud Platform - GSA #GS-35F-0119Y - Information Technology - Carahsoft Technology Corporation - $111,912.18

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Renewal of Electronic Monitoring Services - NASPO #00212 - Juvenile Services - Satellite Tracking of People, LLC

 

 

 

13.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso for the Cooperative Purchasing of Goods and Services

 

 

 

14.

** Annual Contracts Eligible for Renewal Within Ninety Days

 

 

 

15.

** Permission to Take Bids/RFPs

 

 

G.

Sheriff's Department (Bill Waybourn)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval to Submit a Letter to the Texas Workforce Commission Designating a New Point of Contact for On-Line Access to Information Contained in the Unemployment Insurance Records

 

 

H.

Tax Assessor-Collector (Wendy Burgess)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Property Tax Refunds

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Property Tax Waivers of Penalty and Interest

 

 

I.

Transportation Services (Randy Skinner)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreement with the City of Fort Worth Related to the 2006 Transportation Bond Program

 

 

J.

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.

Transportation Bond Program Update

 

The Commissioners Court will be briefed on the status of the Transportation Bond Program.

 

XII.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XIII.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XIV.

CLOSED MEETING

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

 

1.

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

 

 

 

2.

Crystal Marr - CLAIM

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

 

1.

County Administrator

 

 

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.

ADJOURNMENT