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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted 2-3, with County Judge Joe King and Mary Ruth Rhodenbaugh in favor and Matt Sebesta, Dude Payne and Stacy Adams opposed, to deny adoption of a personnel policy to put in place a hiring freeze.

The policy would have required the approval of the commissioners court before posting, hiring or appointment of replacements for vacant positions.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Payne to a workgroup on county health care costs.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a traffic regulation change regarding the prohibition of wireless communication devices in school zones. State law now allows for prohibiting the use of devices such as cell phones in school zones, with the exception of hands-free devices or emergencies. However, local governments must pass a resolution and post notice to enforce the rules.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to rescind the approval of engineering services for improvements to County Road 84 and construction of Big Island Drive.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to extend a contract with the University of Texas Medical Branch for its telemedicine services.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a District Court Records Technology Fund.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the regulation of outdoor burning during a period of drought conditions. A burn ban is currently in effect.

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




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