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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Pearland City Council on Monday voted 2-3, with Scott Sherman and Felicia Kyle voting in favor of approval, to deny placing on the ballot a proposed charter amendment to increase the number of seats on the city council from five to seven.

The city council voted 2-3, with Sherman and Kyle voting in favor of approval, to deny placing on the ballot a proposed charter amendment to establish term limits of four terms on the city council. Currently, city council members may serve two consecutive terms.

The city council voted unanimously to accept the city's annual financial report from the firm of Null-Lairson.

The city council voted unanimously to call for a general and special election on May 8.  On the ballot for the general election will be city council Position 1 and Position 5.  Position 1 is currently held by Woody Owens, while Position 5 is held by Kevin Cole, who has reached term limits and cannot file for re-election.  Two candidates have filed for Position 5 to date, Ed Thompson and George "Skip" Shelton.

The special election will be for the purpose of submitting proposed amendments to the city charter to the voters.  Currently, one proposed amendment will be placed on the ballot.  The item would change the day by which the final city budget must be adopted from no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the fiscal year to adoption of the budget being required by the last regularly scheduled meeting of September.

The city council tabled action on an ordinance to amend the city's Code of Ordinances regarding false alarms to provide for fines on excessive false alarms.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Karen McLane to the Library Board.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance establishing a curfew for persons under 17 years of age.  The ordinance is for the annual review and renewal of the city's curfew ordinance.

The city council took no action regarding the appointment of a municipal court judge.  The item was discussed in an executive session.

The city council voted unanimously to approve directing the city attorney to move forward regarding Municipal Utility District No. 6.  The item was discussed in an executive session for consultation with the city attorney.

The city council took no action regarding the sale, purchase, or exchange of property.  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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