TARRANT COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS COURT AGENDA


 

 

Commissioners’ Courtroom

Tarrant County Administration Building

100 East Weatherford Street, 5th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas 76196

Tuesday, April 13, 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 6, 2021

 

VI.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

A.

Memorial Resolution - Ambassador Syed Ahsani (Commissioner Allen)

 

 

B.

Congratulatory Resolution - Laura Hill, Mayor of City of Southlake (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.

** Rescind Court Order No. 133664 and Approve Sale of Foreclosure Property Located at 232 Hialeah Park, Held in Trust by the City of Saginaw, at Below Market Value, Judgment or Taxes Due

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Second Amendment to the Agreement with Community Link Mission for the Distribution of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds as Part of the Non-Governmental Organization Assistance Program

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File the Tarrant County Child Protective Services Board 2020 Annual Report

 

 

 

5.

** Receive and File Meeting Attendance Roster for the Surface Transportation Technical Committee of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council - March 2020 through March 2021

 

 

 

6.

** Ratification and Approval of the Agreement between Tarrant County and Tarrant County College District for Use of a Parking Lot at the Northeast Campus for a COVID-19 Vaccination Location

 

 

 

7.

** Approval of Agreement between Tarrant County and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County for the Provision of Mobile Youth Services - Community Development

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of One Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part A Subrecipient Contract Renewal with AIDS Outreach Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of Two Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Texas Department of State Health Services Ryan White Treatment Extension Act Part B Subrecipient Contract Renewals with AIDS Outreach Center, and Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

10.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White Part A Notice of Award - HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

11.

** Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Women, Infants, Children and Youth COVID-19 Response Notice of Award - HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

12.

** Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A COVID-19 Subrecipient Contract with The Salvation Army – Mabee Social Services Center – HIV Administrative Agency

 

 

 

13.

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

 

 

 

14.

** Approval of an Exception to the Travel Policy for Within Region Travel - Facilities Management

 

 

 

15.

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

 

 

 

16.

** Receive and File Briefing Agenda

 

 

B.

Budget and Risk Management (Helen Giese)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriation Adjustments

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Exceptions to Fee Schedule for Court Interpreters

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of Claims Recommended by the Risk Management Board

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File Risk Management Board Minutes - March 31, 2021

 

 

C.

Facilities Management (Marvin Reyes)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Request to Use the 1895 Courthouse for the Terry and Brown Wedding Ceremony on Saturday, April 17, 2021

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Request from Texas Motor Speedway to Use the Plaza Building Surface Parking Lot for the Cowtown Pit Stop Challenge Event on Friday, April 30, 2021 and Accept a Monetary Donation in the Amount of $3,318.00

 

 

D.

Human Resources (Tina Glenn)

 

 

 

1.

Receive and File the Personnel Agenda

 

 

 

2.

Approval of a Waiver of Terminal Benefits – County Criminal Court No. 8

 

 

 

3.

Approval of a Change to the Table of Organization – Information Technology

 

 

 

4.

Approval of the Carryover of All Unused 2020 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Funds and the Allowance of Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Participation for Dependents that Aged Out During the Pandemic for Plan Year 2021 as Permitted by Law

 

 

E.

Human Services

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Agreement between Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Human Services and Reliant Energy to Accept Donations from the 2021 Reliant Energy CARE Program

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of the 2021 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program Agreement with Direct Energy, CPL Retail Energy, WTU Retail Energy and First Choice Power to Accept Donations for the Electric Home Energy Assistance Program

 

 

F.

Public Health (Vinny Taneja)

 

 

 

1.

Approval of an Educational Affiliation Agreement between Tarrant County and Tarrant County College Nursing Department for Student Internships and Clinical Experiences at the Tarrant County Public Health Department

 

 

 

2.

Approval to Submit a Grant Application to the Department of Health and Human Services to Assist in Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

 

 

 

3.

Approval of a Subaward Agreement between Tarrant County, d/b/a Tarrant County Public Health and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth to Collaborate and Promote Knowledge-to-Action in COVID-19 Prevention and Engagement

 

 

 

4.

** Permission to Post the Request for Application for Community Partners Grant Sub-Awards by the Tarrant County Community Youth Development Program of the Tarrant County Public Health Department

 

 

 

5.

** Approval of an Order Form for Additional Packages for the Quickbase Enterprise Platform Used by the Tarrant County Public Health Department in COVID-19 Response Efforts

 

 

 

6.

** Approval of an Addendum to the MCFTech for Installation of the “Enforcer” Chromium Extension to the COVID-19 Quickbase Application Used by the Tarrant County Public Health Department in COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Efforts

 

 

G.

Purchasing (Melissa Lee)

 

 

 

1.

Bid No. 2021-061 - Annual Contract for Prisoner Extradition Services - Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Services - US Corrections, LLC - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Award Recommendation

 

 

 

b)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

2.

Bid No. 2021-006 - Annual Contract for Inmate Hygiene Supplies - Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Services - Various Vendors - Per Unit Price

 

 

 

 

a)

Cancel Primary Award to ICS Jail Supplies, Inc. for Item 34

 

 

 

b)

Cancel Primary Award to Tabb Textiles Company, Inc. for Items 1 and 6, and Alternate Award for Items 2 and 29

 

 

 

c)

Award Recommendation to Next Low Bidders Meeting Specifications

 

 

 

3.

** RFP No. 2020-075 - Annual Contract for Audio Visual Systems Maintenance and Repairs - Information Technology - Various Vendors - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

4.

** Bid No. 2020-087 - Annual Contract for Transportation of Human Remains - Medical Examiner's Office - Fort Worth Funerals & Cremations, LLC - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

5.

** Bid No. 2020-112 - Annual Contract Trailer Mounted Chippers - Countywide - Vermeer Texas Louisiana - Exercise First and Final Option for Renewal - Same Firm Fixed Prices

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

6.

** RFP No. 2020-115 - Annual Contract for Color Production Digital Press and Maintenance - Reprographics - UBEO, LLC - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Contract Terms

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

7.

** Bid No. 2020-137 - Annual Contract for Computer Accessories, Peripherals, and Other Miscellaneous Hardware - Countywide - Various Vendors - Exercise First Option for Renewal - Same Discount off MSRP

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Renewal

 

 

 

8.

** Approval of Granicus Meeting Software Subscription Renewal - Information Technology - Granicus, LLC - $62,798.42

 

 

 

 

a)

Contract Approval

 

 

 

9.

** Approval of Staffing Services - GSA #GS-35F-0280X - Countywide - Protiviti Government Services, Inc. - Not-To-Exceed Hourly Rate

 

 

 

10.

** Annual Contracts Eligible for Renewal Within Ninety Days

 

 

H.

Tax Assessor-Collector (Wendy Burgess)

 

 

 

1.

** Approval of Property Tax Refunds

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Property Tax Waivers of Penalty and Interest

 

 

 

3.

** Receive and File Tax Office Deputizations

 

 

 

4.

** Receive and File Tax Office Deputizations for Two Motor Vehicle Dealerships

 

 

I.

Transportation Services (Randy Skinner)

 

 

 

1.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Engagement of a Consultant to Assist Commissioners Court with the Proposed 2021 Transportation Bond Program

 

 

 

2.

** Approval of Final Plat - Avondale Heights Estates - Precinct 4

 

 

 

3.

** Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Lakeside Related to the Manufacturing of Street Name and Regulatory Signs

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

B.

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.

 

 

C.

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.

 

XII.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS

 

XIII.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

XIV.

CLOSED MEETING

 

 

A.

Pending or Contemplated Litigation

 

 

B.

Real Estate Matters

 

 

C.

Personnel Matters

 

 

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