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Tip Sheet: Travis County Commissioners 11-4
The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.
Items of interest for Commissioners Court include:
1. RECEIVE UPDATE ON VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (EBOLA) AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.
Monitor’s Take: Commissioners will hear an update from Travis County Health officials on the Ebola virus and will consider any action on how to deal persons who have been exposed or infected.
17. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION REGARDING CONTRACT NO. 4400001874, CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK (CMAR) FOR THE 416 WEST 11TH STREET OFFICE BUILDING AND PARKING STRUCTURE, FLINTCO CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC. (FLINTCO):
Monitor’s Take: After attempts to renegotiate a contract for construction on the 416 West 11th Street Building and Parking Structure broke down, Commissioners will take action cancel the contract with Flintco and reissued and Invitation for Bids on the construction project.
A1. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON REQUEST TO SEND LETTER TO AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL REGARDING PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO DANGEROUS WILDLIFE MITIGATION POLICY.
Monitor’s Take: Travis County wants the city of Austin to reconsider parts of its proposed coyote management policy. It will ask the city to reconsider some of the nonlethal methods of capture which Parks and Wildlife officials say will likely not work and may make coyotes more aggressive.
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Travis County Commissioners Court: The legislative body for Travis County. It includes representatives from the four Travis County Precincts, as well as the County Judge. The County Judge serves as the chair of the Court.