TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM

 

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 September 14, 2021

 

VI.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

A.

Employee Recognition (Judge Whitley)

 

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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

 

A.

Public Hearing - To Consider Salaries of Certain Elected County and Precinct Officers Contained within Tarrant County Government's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

 

 

 

 

a)

Conduct Public Hearing

 

 

B.

Public Hearing - To Consider Tarrant County Government's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

 

 

 

 

a)

Conduct Public Hearing

 

 

C.

** Request for Public Hearing - Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:00 A.M. - To Consider the Annual Plan for the Preservation and Restoration of the Records Archive (County Clerk)

 

 

D.

** Request for Public Hearing - Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:00 A.M. - To Consider the Annual Plan for the Preservation and Restoration of the Records Archive (District Clerk)

 

IX.

REPORTS AND BUSINESS

 

 

A.

Administrator (G.K. Maenius)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of Compensation, Expenses and Allowances for Certain Elected County and Precinct Officers for Fiscal Year 2022

 

 

 

2.

Approval of Tarrant County Government's Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

 

 

 

3.

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

 

 

 

4.

Approval of a Tax Abatement Agreement between Tarrant County and Rivian Automotive, LLC, or an Affiliate

 

 

 

5.

Approval of a Lease Agreement between Healthcare Realty Services, Inc. and Acclaim Physician Group, Inc. for Space Located at 1250 8th Avenue, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tarrant County Hospital District

 

 

 

6.

Approval of a Professional Services Agreement between Tarrant County and Project Mediation Pros, LLC to Provide Basic Mediation Training Services

 

 

 

7.

** Rescind Court Order No. 135151 and Approve Sale of Foreclosure Properties Located at 2502 W Jefferson Street, 2506 W Jefferson Street, 2520 W Jefferson Street, and 2580 W Jefferson Street, Held in Trust by the Arlington Independent School District at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of Interlocal Agreements between Tarrant County and the Cities of Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga and Westlake for COVID-19 Vaccination Support Services

 

 

 

9.

** Acceptance of the DR-4466-0007 Texas Division of Emergency Management Sub-Grant Award for Tarrant County Flood and Master Drainage Study

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of Medical Examiner's Office Bad Debt Write-Off

 

 

 

11.

** Receive and File the 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report - Community Development

 

 

 

12.

** Receive and File the Notification of Deobligation and Termination of CDBG-CV TERAP Contract 70200001044 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Community Development

 

 

 

13.

** Approval of Agreement between Tarrant County and SafeHaven of Tarrant County for the Provision of Educational Services to Youth - Community Development

 

 

 

14.

** Approval of the Program Year 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Agreement between Tarrant County and ACH Child and Family Services for the Provision of Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses - Community Development

 

 

 

15.

** Approval of the Program Year 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Agreement between Tarrant County and Arlington Life Shelter for the Provision of Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses - Community Development

 

 

 

16.

** Approval of the Program Year 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Program Agreement between Tarrant County and Center for Transforming Lives for the Provision of Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses - Community Development

 

 

 

17.

** Approval of One Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Part D Subrecipient Contract Renewal with Tarrant County Hospital District – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

18.

** Approval of One Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Subrecipient Contract Renewal with The Salvation Army – Mabee Social Services Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

19.

** Approval of Three Fiscal Year 2021-2022 HIV Health and Social Services Subrecipient Contract Renewals with Tarrant County Hospital District, Tarrant County Preventive Medicine Clinic, and Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

20.

** Approval of Amendment No. 2 of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Notice of Award – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

21.

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

 

 

 

22.

** Approval of a Computer-Related Training/Travel Request

 

 

 

23.

** Approval of Out-of-State Travel Requests

 

 

 

24.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Auditor (Renee Tidwell)

 

 

 

1.

** Receive and File the Auditor's Report of the Exit Review for the Criminal District Attorney Business Manager

 

 

C.

Budget and Risk Management (Helen Giese)

 

 

 

1.

Approval to Utilize Employee Group Insurance Benefits Fund Excess Cash to Replenish the Self-Insurance Workers' Compensation Fund

 

 

 

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 - September 8, 2021

 

 

D.

County Clerk (Mary Louise Nicholson)

 

 

 

1.

** Receive and File the County Clerk's Monthly Report - August 2021

 

 

E.

Criminal District Attorney (Sharen Wilson)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Contract for Legal Services between Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Tarrant County Hospital District

 

 

F.

Elections Administration (Heider Garcia)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of Proposed Pay Rate Increase for Election Judges and Clerks

 

 

 

2.

Approval of Permanent Branch Early Voting Sites for the Joint General and Special Elections on November 2, 2021

 

 

 

3.

Approval of Election Day Polling Location Changes for the Joint General and Special Elections to be Conducted on November 2, 2021

 

 

G.

Facilities Management (Marvin Reyes)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Request from A21 Campaign, Inc. to Use the 1895 Courthouse East Side Lawn During the Walk for Freedom on October 16, 2021

 

 

H.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

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

 

 

 

3.

Approval of the Annually Determined Contribution Rate to the Texas County and District Retirement System

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of Changes to the Table of Organization – Information Technology

 

 

I.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval to Post a Request for Application for Ending the HIV Epidemic Grant Sub-Award by the Tarrant County Public Health Department

 

 

 

2.

** Approval to Submit a Grant Application to the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Fiscal Year 2022 Tarrant County Public Health Department Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program

 

 

J.

Purchasing (Melissa Lee)

 

 

 

1.

RFP No. 2021-101 - Community Based Detention Services - Juvenile Services - Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.- $70,000.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

b)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

2.

Bid No. 2021-142 - Annual Contract for Preventative Maintenance and Repair of Air Compressors - Facilities Management - M.S. Air, Inc. - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

3.

Bid No. 2020-044 - Annual Contract for Fitness Center Equipment - Human Resources - Fit Supply - $155.60

 

 

 

 

a)

Approve Invoice Payment

 

 

 

4.

** Bid No. 2019-177 - Annual Contract for Copier Maintenance and Supplies - Countywide - Various Vendors - Exercise Second and Final Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

5.

** HORIZON Lab Systems, LLC - HORIZON Laboratory Management Information System - Public Health

 

 

 

 

a)

Sole Source Renewal

 

 

 

6.

** Authorization to Submit Procurement Card Account Application Form to JPMorgan Chase Bank for Tarrant County Procurement Cards for the Sheriff's Office

 

 

 

7.

** Permission to Take Bids/RFPs

 

 

K.

Sheriff's Department (Bill Waybourn)

 

 

 

1.

** Acceptance of a Monetary Donation from One Community USA to Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

 

 

L.

Tax Assessor-Collector (Wendy Burgess)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Property Tax Refunds

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Amendment to Point of Sale Contract between Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector and AAA LLC, d/b/a AAA Texas for Motor Vehicle Registrations

 

 

 

3.

** Receive and File Tax Office Deputizations

 

 

M.

Transportation Services (Randy Skinner)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Correction Plat - Pyramid Acres, Unit 11 - Precinct 1

 

 

 

2.

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

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Real Estate Listing Agreements between Tarrant County and Monsoon Realty, LLC to Sell a Surplus Tract of Land Situated in the Josiah Walker Survey, Abstract No. 1604, Located in the City of Keller - Precinct 3

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of Release of Earnest Money for Austin and Madi Bowen and Approval of a New Unimproved Property Contract and Special Warranty Deed to Marisol M. Reyes Related to the Sale of Surplus Properties Described as an Approximately 11,723 Square Foot Tract of Land Situated in the Josiah Walker Survey, Abstract No. 1604, Tract 6D7R, Known as 1440 Randol Mill Avenue in the City of Keller – Precinct 3

 

 

N.

Appointments to Various Boards

 

 

 

1.

Action Concerning Appointments to Tax Increment Finance District Boards

 

 

 

2.

Action Concerning Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees

 

X.

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.

 

XI.

VARIOUS CLAIMS AND ADDENDUM

 

 

A.

Approval of Claims and Addendum

 

XII.

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.

Tarrant County Hospital District Bond Package and District Activities Update

 

The Commissioners Court will be briefed on the status of the Tarrant County Hospital District Bond Package and other activities.

 

XIII.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XIV.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XV.

CLOSED MEETING

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

 

1.

Ronald Sutherland v. Lane Akin, et al., Civil Action No. 4:19-cv-00216-O

 

 

 

2.

Antonette Broadnax v. Tarrant County, Texas; Cause No. 236-316807-20

 

 

 

3.

Paola Mendez – CLAIM

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

 

1.

Position No. 20000109 (Tina Glenn, Human Resources Director)

 

 

 

2.

Chief Medical Examiner (G.K. Maenius, 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.

 

XVI.

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECONVENED

 

XVII.

ADJOURNMENT