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File #: 22-5557    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Financial Authorization Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of a Settlement Agreement in the amount of $10,720.00 with Gary Scherer (landowner) for damages to the property on Tract 2 in connection with the Emerald Forest Subdivisions Road and Drainage Improvements (Cypress Place - Ph II) Project, UPIN 21289MF21501, Precinct 3.
Attachments: 1. 22-5557 Settlement Agreement - Gary Scherer P2.pdf
Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Milton Rahman, PhD, P.E., PMP, CFM, County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Financial Authorization

Project ID (if applicable): UPIN 21289MF21501
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Gary Scherer (landowner)

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a Settlement Agreement in the amount of $10,720.00 with Gary Scherer (landowner) for damages to the property on Tract 2 in connection with the Emerald Forest Subdivisions Road and Drainage Improvements (Cypress Place - Ph II) Project, UPIN 21289MF21501, Precinct 3.
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Background and Discussion:
Cypress Place Phase II project is in the northwest Harris County in the Emerald Forest Subdivision. Cypress Place currently consists of an open roadside drainage ditch system that drains to an existing HCFCD Channel E132-02-00. Planned drainage improvements include new underground storm sewer along Cypress Place Dr. along with upsizing the driveway culverts where required and regrading the roadside ditches to improve the drainage for localized flooding events in the neighborhood. The County engaged in a construction project (Phase I) which led to a contractor damaging Gary Scherer's property. The contractor has not paid Gary Scherer after multiple attempts and are currently facing legal issues, therefore, we don't believe the contractor will ever pay for the damages. The County is willing to pay Gary Scherer for the damages to the property from August 1, 2021, to July 5, 2022. This agreement outlines the settlement terms of both parties.

Expected Impact:
This project seeks to reduce flood risk and strengthen resiliency in Harris County by assisting in the alleviation of structural flood damage to homes in the community....

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