TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:00 AM

 

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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 October 13, 2020

 

VI.

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.

 

VII.

REPORTS AND BUSINESS

 

 

A.

Administrator (G.K. Maenius)

 

 

 

1.

Discussion, and Possible Action, Concerning the Declaration of Local Disaster Regarding COVID-19, and/or Amended Declaration of Local Disaster Regarding COVID-19

 

 

 

2.

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

 

 

 

3.

Approval of Agreement with Christian Community Storehouse for the Distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds as Part of the Non-Governmental Organization Assistance Program

 

 

 

4.

** Ratification of Professional Services Contract between Tarrant County and Leslie G. Moore

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of a Grant Application and Resolution for Fiscal Year 2021 Indigent Defense Formula Grant Program

 

 

 

6.

** Approval of Certain Expenses and Finding of a Direct Public Purpose - Commissioner, Precinct 3

 

 

 

7.

** Approval of Lease Agreement between Tarrant County and Tarrant Regional Water District for a Portion of Real Property Located at Cement Creek and Northwest Loop 820 for Use as a Material Storage Site - Precinct 4

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and the City of Arlington for the Provision of Staff to Assist Tarrant County in COVID-19 Related Activities

 

 

 

9.

** Acceptance of a Forensic DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Grant Award from the Department of Justice for DNA Services Provided by the Medical Examiner’s Office

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of the Substantial Amendment to the Program Year 2020 Action Plan for Housing and Community Development - Community Development

 

 

 

11.

** Approval of Agreement between Tarrant County and Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. for Assistance through CARES ACT Supplemental Funding for Persons with HIV/AIDS - Community Development

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Year 2020-2021 Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Subrecipient Contract with AIDS Outreach Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

13.

** Approval of Amendment No. 4 to the Lease Agreement with Texas Workforce Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation Services

 

 

 

14.

** Approval of Amendment No. 7 to the Lease Agreement with RW Boss Health Masters Homecare, Inc.

 

 

 

15.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Auditor (Renee Tidwell)

 

 

 

1.

Authorization to Increase the Sheriff's Office Travel Petty Cash Fund

 

 

 

2.

Receive and File the Tarrant County Financial Statements for August 2020

 

 

 

3.

** Receive and File the Auditor's Report for the Exit Review of the Tax Assessor-Collector's Director of Motor Vehicle and the Director of Property Tax

 

 

C.

Budget and Risk Management

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Exceptions to Fee Schedule for Court Interpreters

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File Risk Management Board Minutes - October 7, 2020

 

 

D.

Criminal District Attorney (Sharen Wilson)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fees for the Deferred Prosecution Initiative, an Expansion of the Deferred Prosecution Program

 

 

E.

Elections Administration (Heider Garcia)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of an Amendment to the Early Voting Schedule for the November 3, 2020 Election

 

 

F.

Facilities Management (David Phillips)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of a Professional Services Contract with Bennett Benner Partners for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Miller Avenue Complex Decorative Security Fence Project

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the HDR Architecture, Inc. Contract for Architectural and Engineering Services Related to the Juvenile Center Project Included in the 2006 Capital Improvement Program

 

 

G.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

** Receive and File the Sheriff's Department Civil Service Meeting Report of September 14, 2020

 

 

 

3.

** Receive and File the Tarrant County Civil Service Meeting Report of September 21, 2020

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File the Tarrant County Civil Service Meeting Report of October 12, 2020

 

 

H.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Tenant Estoppel Certificate with Town North Associates, Ltd., for the Public Health Department’s Randol Mill Site Lease Space

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Addendum for Change in Service to the eClinicalWorks Electronic Health Records System to Reduce the Provider Renewal of Dragon Maintenance and Support

 

 

 

3.

** Authorization to Purchase Global Message Credits for the Everbridge Subscription Services from PetroSys Solutions, Inc., d/b/a PSI Technology, through Texas DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-3983, for the Tarrant County Public Health Department

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Department of State Health Services Fiscal Year 2020 Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Grant Contract

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of Amendment No. 6 to the Lease Agreement Between Tarrant County and Mimosa Lane, LLC for the Tarrant County Public Health WIC Fiesta Plaza Site

 

 

I.

Purchasing (Jack Beacham)

 

 

 

1.

Bid No. 2020-122 - SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management System - Information Technology - Phoenix Business, Inc. d/b/a Phoenix Business Consulting - $162,175.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

b)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

2.

Bid No. 2020-195 - Annual Contract for OEM Heavy Duty Equipment and Truck Parts and Supplies - Countywide - Various Vendors - Discount from List Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

3.

Bid No. 2020-197 - Annual Contract for Urine, Hair Follicle, Nail, and Sweat Patch Drug Testing - Juvenile Services - J and B Rapid Testing - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

4.

Bid No. 2020-217 - Annual Contract for Trailer Mounted Wet Jet and Vacuum Excavator - Countywide - Various Vendors - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

5.

RFP No. 2020-221 - Annual Contract for Rideshare Services - Countywide - Irving Holdings, Inc. - Per Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

6.

** Bid No. 2019-264 - Annual Contract for Asphalt Road Surfacing Products - Countywide - Various Vendors - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

7.

** Approval of Microsoft Unified Support Services Work Order - DIR-TSO-3781 - Information Technology - Microsoft Corporation - $254,157.04

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of Termination Addendum for Cloud Extension - Information Technology - SAP Public Services, Inc.

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreement Between Tarrant County and County of Eastland for the Cooperative Purchasing of Goods and Services

 

 

 

10.

** Annual Contracts Eligible for Renewal Within Ninety Days

 

 

 

11.

** Permission to Take Bids/RFPs

 

 

J.

Sheriff's Department (Bill Waybourn)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval to Submit Data Exchange Request and Safeguard Plan Form to the Texas Workforce Commission for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

 

 

K.

Tax Assessor-Collector (Wendy Burgess)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Property Tax Refunds

 

 

L.

Transportation Services (Randy Skinner)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Final Plat - Sciuto Crossing - Precinct 1

 

 

 

2.

** Receive and File - City of Fort Worth Annexation Ordinance No. 24277-06-2020 (Case No. AX-19-010) - 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

 

VIII.

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.

 

IX.

VARIOUS CLAIMS AND ADDENDUM

 

 

A.

Approval of Claims and Addendum

 

X.

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.

Transportation Bond Program Discussion

 

The Commissioners Court will be briefed by the Transportation Department on the status of the 2006 Transportation Bond Program and will begin discussions about a future transportation bond program.

 

XI.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XII.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XIII.

CLOSED MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

 

1.

Position No. 20002116 (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.

 

XIV.

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECONVENED

 

XV.

ADJOURNMENT