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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a burn ban and fireworks restriction.

The restriction went into effect today, and allows outside burning only of household garbage or yard trimmings only if kept in a container capable of holding in sparks or flames. All other kinds of outside burning are illegal during the ban. Fireworks are permitted for the Fourth of July season, with the exception of bottle rockets.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to support House Resolution 2532, which is the Community Development Block Grant Improvement Act of 2009. The resolution amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to "increase the limitation on the amount of community development block grant assistance that may be used to provide public services".

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Cathy Williams as deputy constable for Precinct 3. 

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a request by the maintenance superintendent to fill two vacant positions on a temporary basis.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve applications for the Brazoria County First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program. The program provides up to $5,000 toward down payment and closing cost assistance for low-to-moderate income families purchasing their first home.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant permission to the purchasing department to advertise for proposals for residential substance abuse treatment programs.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a county library book sale.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a lawsuit involving Brazoria County Freshwater Supply District No. 2 residents. The item was discussed in executive session.

The city council also discussed real estate matters during an executive session. No action was taken on the item.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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