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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Jim Guidry
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a resolution denying a rate increase proposed by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., doing business as CenterPoint Energy Entex and CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas, Texas Coast Division.  The vote also authorized the city to participate in the Texas Coast Utilities Coalition, including the "hiring lawyers and rate experts".

The city council voted to approve a conditional use permit for a bio-diesel plant on the south side of Halik Road and west of State Highway 35, which is Main Street.  The action was at the request of Houston Flex Fuels, LLC, applicant for American Rice Growers Cooperative, Inc.

The city council voted to appoint Kevin Fite to the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board.

The city council deferred until a later meeting the proposed abandonment of a portion of North Fork Drive at its intersection with Black Lane that has been requested by the Cambridge Lakes Homeowners Association.

"The homeowners association desires to convert this property into a green space amenity to serve the residents," explained City Attorney Darren Coker, adding that the city has no plans to extend North Fork Drive beyond its "stub-out" due to the existence of houses to the west of the property.

All other agenda items were approved.  All votes were unanimous.




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