4 things to note from this week’s Harris County Commissioners Court meeting, Dec. 19


For their last meeting of the year, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved parks, flood control and engineering expenditures as well as disaster relief funding. See some of this week’s meeting highlights.

CDBG Disaster Recovery funding coming to Harris County for 2016 unmet flood needs

After a brief public hearing with no speakers Tuesday, the court approved the allocation of about $66.2 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding for Harris County. The funding is intended to help those with unmet needs after the 2016 Tax Day Floods.

The Texas General Land Office will distribute the funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to county jurisdictions, including Houston, Katy, Jersey Village, Tomball, Humble, Baytown, Pasadena and unincorporated Harris County.

Work progressing at new John Paul’s Landing park

The court approved an agreement with CenterPoint Energy to bring electricity to the Environmental Education Center at John Paul’s Landing, a new park and fishing lake set to open in the Katy area Feb. 14.

The court also approved construction of a pedestrian bridge at the park.

Commissioners approve Addicks Watershed map revision

The court approved a $100,000 agreement with Michael Baker International Inc. for engineering services related to the Cypress Creek Overflow Study. The agreement includes the Addicks Watershed physical map revision.

Harris County Health System gets space in Precinct 3

Commissioners approved a $2.9 million tract at the Bear Hunter
Plaza Medical Office Building, which, according to meeting documents, was $100,000 over the appraised value for the
Harris Health System.

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