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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting funding efforts for the Village of Surfside to pay for a study of erosion at Pedestrian Beach.

According to the resolution, the United States Army Corps of Engineers had received authorization to undertake a "Reconnaissance" study of Surfside in 1999.  However, a standard $100,000 appropriation was never made for the study, which has never been undertaken.

"The results of this study would open federal assistance in long-term protection of this beach if it is found that the construction of the Freeport Jetties have contributed to or exacerbated erosion on Pedestrian Beach," said the resolution.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to re-appoint Rodney "Neal" O'Neal Morton to Emergency Services District No. 3, Position 1.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Katie Martin of GrantWorks, Inc. as the Labor Standards Officer for administration of the 2008 Texas Supplemental Disaster Relief Program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Muriel Hammond of Sweeny to the Brazoria County Library Board.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to enter into final negotiations for Project Management Services for the expansion of the Adult Detention Center.  Carter Goble Lee was recommended by the county's evaluation committee for award of the contract.  Carter Goble Lee was one of 13 bids received on the project, with a fee not to exceed 3.5 percent of the project's cost.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two bronze statues for the "Ring of Honor" Project from Tom White Studios, Inc. for a total of $120,000  The statues will consist of a life-size bronze statue of Medal of Honor Recipient Clarence Sasser and a life-size bronze statue of a "Gold Star Mom".   

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a total payment of $66,000 as settlement of the condemnation case of Brazoria County vs. Joseph H. Phillips et al.  The case involved acquisition of right-of-way property for expansion and improvement of County Road 58.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

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




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