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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to proceed with the issuance of $19.55 million in General Obligation Unlimited Tax Road Bonds.

The commissioners court voted to approve engaging Allen, Boone, Humphries and Robinson, LLP as bond counsel for the $19.5 million road bond issue.  The commissioners court also voted to approve an agreement with Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. to provide financial advisory services in connection with the bond issuance.

The commissioners court voted to approve funds for the construction of an overpass at State Highway 288 and County Road 101.  The county will provide an estimated $396,559 toward the grade separation project.  The total project is estimated at $2.246 million.  Marlin Atlantis, the developer of Sedona Lakes, had agreed to provide $1.85 million toward the cost of the project.

The commissioners court voted to issue a proclamation in recognition of David Howarth of Lake Jackson for receiving the "Iron Eyes Cody" award from Keep America Beautiful during its 2009 annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The commissioners court voted to issue a proclamation in recognition of local Keep America Beautiful affiliate organizations in Lake Jackson, Pearland, Angleton and Brazoria for receiving awards at the Keep America Beautiful awards ceremony.

Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful received a first place award, Keep Pearland Beautiful received a second place award, and Keep Angleton Beautiful received a Distinguished Service Citation in the Affiliate category, and Keep Brazoria County Beautiful received a Distinguished Service Citation in the National Awards for Waste Reduction category.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Commissioner Dude Payne, Leslie Bryson, Commissioner Stacey Adams and Rodney Weems as alternate members to the Ring of Honor Committee.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Charles Richardson to the Emergency Services District No. 2 board to replace Don Carlson.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Stephen Howard Green as a reserve deputy for Constable Precinct 3.

The commissioners court voted to appoint Rebecca Harris as a reserve deputy for Constable Precinct 4.

The commissioners court took no action regarding changing the date of the February 9 commissioners court meeting to February 8.

The commissioners court took no action regarding amendment of a court order regarding the sale of property at 228 North Velasco in Angleton.

All other items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present.  Agenda

During an emergency meeting following the regular meeting on Tuesday, the commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize Holmes Murphy, the county's insurance consultant, to negotiate new coverage for county retirees over age 65 for prescription and Medicare supplemental benefits.  Agenda




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