TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, November 16, 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.

COMMISSIONERS COURT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VI.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

 

A.

Minutes for Regular Meeting of November 9, 2021

 

VII.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

A.

Proclamation - Tarrant County Adoption Day (Judge Whitley)

 

 

B.

Resolution - Black Women's Wall Street (Commissioner Allen)

 

VIII.

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.

 

IX.

REPORTS AND BUSINESS

 

 

A.

Administrator (G.K. Maenius)

 

 

 

1.

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

 

 

 

2.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Tarrant County American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery Fund Program Budget

 

 

 

3.

Approval to Establish the Tarrant County Mental Health Jail Diversion Center Advisory Committee

 

 

 

4.

Approval of Capital Asset Purchase of Shimadzu LCMS-9030 W-TOF LC/MS System for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office Laboratory

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of an Agreement between Tarrant County and Tarrant Eye Resources, Inc., d/b/a Fort Worth Eye and Tissue Bank

 

 

 

6.

** Approval of Consent to Assignment of the 2015 Tax Abatement Agreement for the Arlington Commons Development - Phase IA

 

 

 

7.

** Approval of the Program Year 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant - Cares Act Program Agreement between Tarrant County and the Arlington Life Shelter for the Provision of Hazard Pay Related to Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses to Prevent, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19 - Community Development

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of the Program Year 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant - Cares Act Program Agreement between Tarrant County and Presbyterian Night Shelter for the Provision of Hazard Pay Related to Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses to Prevent, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19 - Community Development

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of the Program Year 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant - Cares Act Program Agreement between Tarrant County and SafeHaven of Tarrant County for the Provision of Hazard Pay Related to Emergency Shelter Operations Expenses to Prevent, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19 - Community Development

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of Change Order No. 2 with CAPKO Concrete Structures, LLC in the Amount of <$2,000.00> for the Reconciliation of Quantities in the City of Azle, 46th Year CDBG Project - Community Development

 

 

 

11.

** Approval to Submit the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Part D Competing Continuation Grant Renewal Application – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

12.

** Acceptance of Monetary Donations from Lockheed Martin for the Tarrant County Law Enforcement Memorial

 

 

 

13.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Budget and Risk Management (Helen Giese)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

3.

** Receive and File Risk Management Board Minutes - November 3, 2021

 

 

C.

County Clerk (Mary Louise Nicholson)

 

 

 

1.

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

 

 

D.

Criminal Courts Administration (J. Gregory Shugart)

 

 

 

1.

** Receive and File the Attorney Fee Schedules in Accordance with Code of Criminal Procedure Article 26.05(b)

 

 

E.

Facilities Management (Marvin Reyes)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Community Facilities Agreement with the City of Fort Worth Related to Utility Improvements for the Juvenile Center Project Included in the 2006 Capital Improvement Program

 

 

F.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

Approval of Changes to the Table of Organization – County Administrator’s Office

 

 

 

3.

Approval of Changes to the Table of Organization – County Administrator’s Office and Domestic Relations Office

 

 

 

4.

Approval of a Change to the Table of Organization – Criminal District Attorney’s Office

 

 

 

5.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Facilities Management

 

 

 

6.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – Public Health

 

 

 

7.

Approval to Double Fill a Position and for a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – 342nd District Court

 

 

G.

Information Technology (Christopher Nchopa-Ayafor)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of an Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and the City of Mansfield Regarding the Remote Video Magistration Project

 

 

H.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

Approval to Submit a Grant Application to the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the Medical Reserve Corps Operational Readiness Award

 

 

 

2.

Approval of a Subrecipient Contract between Tarrant County and My Health My Resources Related to the Centers for Disease Control Grant for COVID-19 Health Disparities

 

 

 

3.

Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Subrecipient Contract between Tarrant County and the Hispanic Wellness Coalition Authorizing the Tarrant County Auditor to Release Advanced Funding to Hispanic Wellness Coalition

 

 

 

4.

** Approval of a Joint Providership Agreement between Tarrant County and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth for Continuing Education

 

 

I.

Purchasing (Melissa Lee)

 

 

 

1.

Bid No. 2022-035 - Sale of Recycled Paper for 60+ Tons of Sorted White Ledger, 40+ Tons of Sorted Office Paper, and 20+ Tons of Old Corrugated Containers - Facilities Management - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

2.

Bid No. 2022-006 - Annual Contract for Inmate Hygiene Supplies - Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Services - Various Vendors - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

3.

Bid No. 2022-016 - Annual Contract for Dishwashing and Laundry Chemicals - Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Services - Various Vendors - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

4.

** RFO No. 2022-032 - Purchase of VxRail Hardware and Software Maintenance - #DIR-TSO-4299 - Information Technology - Thomas Gallaway Corporation, d/b/a Technologent - $214,887.12

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

5.

** RFP No. 2021-002 - Automated Mail Scanning and Check Processing - Tax Office - RT Lawrence Corporation - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

6.

** RFP No. 2011-068 - Inmate Calling Services - Sheriff's Office - Securus Technologies, Inc.

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

7.

** RFP No. 2020-207 - Business Process Management and Strategic Consulting - Information Technology - Solutions Cube Group LLC - $26,000.00

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of Property Coverage Insurance - Budget and Risk Management - Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool - $866,674.00

 

 

 

9.

** Annual Contracts Eligible for Renewal Within Ninety Days

 

 

 

10.

** Permission to Take Bids/RFPs

 

 

J.

Sheriff's Department (Bill Waybourn)

 

 

 

1.

** Acceptance of Donated Printed Materials for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Inmate Services Office

 

 

K.

County Judge and Commissioners

 

 

 

1.

Interlocal Agreement, Precinct 3 (Commissioner Fickes)

 

 

 

 

a)

Approval of the Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and the City of Grapevine to Rehabilitate and Resurface Oak Grove Loop from West Dove Loop Road to Dove Road (Approximately 11,310 linear feet), Snakey Lane from Silver Crest Lane to Kimball Avenue (Approximately 4,465 linear feet), and Hughes Road from SH 121 to Euless-Grapevine Highway (Approximately 4,750 linear feet)

 

 

 

b)

Approval to Begin the Interlocal Agreement between Tarrant County and the City of Grapevine to Rehabilitate and Resurface Oak Grove Loop from West Dove Loop Road to Dove Road (Approximately 11,310 linear feet), Snakey Lane from Silver Crest Lane to Kimball Avenue (Approximately 4,465 linear feet), and Hughes Road from SH 121 to Euless-Grapevine Highway (Approximately 4,750 linear feet)

 

 

L.

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.

 

 

C.

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

 

The Commissioners Court will view a presentation on Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training.

 

XIII.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XIV.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XV.

CLOSED MEETING

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

 

1.

Paola Mendez – Claim

 

 

 

2.

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

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

 

1.

Position Nos. 20006453, 20007235, and 20007236 (Tina Glenn, Human Resources Director)

 

 

 

2.

Position Nos. 20004687 and 20006992 (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.

 

XVI.

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECONVENED

 

XVII.

ADJOURNMENT