Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the Velasco Drainage District's efforts to receive certification of the Freeport & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Levee Project.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires levees to be certified under current base flood certification criteria. However, the United States Army Corps of Engineers nor coastal levee district have received funding allocations to certify levees. If not certified, levees are removed from FEMA's floodplain maps.
"The decertification of this levee will also result in mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements, new floodplain requirements, potentially irreversible property values, local tax base declines, business relocation and job loss," said the resolution supporting the district. Resolution
The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt an updated fire code for the construction of new commercial and public structures in the county. The county will use the International Fire Code, 2006 edition, and Chapter 233 of the Local Government Code, Subchapter C, as regulations for commercial and public construction.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to enter into negotiations with Coast and Harbor Engineering for engineering services for the repair of County Road 257, also known as the Blue Water Highway. The price of the contract is not to exceed $894,828.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to amend an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the county to take ownership and preserve the State Highway 332 Bridge over the Brazos River. The bridge will be preserved pursuant to the Texas Historic Bridge Program.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Robert A. Latour as a Reserve Deputy Constable for Precinct 2.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda