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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the Texas State Plan for the county's use of Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant funding from Fiscal Year 2008.

A total of three amendments were made to the plan. 

The first included changing the "Bryan Mound Wastewater/Bastrop Bayou Water Quality Project's title to the Demi-John Island Wastewater Project, as well as change the scope of work for the project. The scope of work for the project will include $22,000 toward the purchase and installation of a single septic system for residents along the canal. Also the county will divide $79,000 between 14 homeowners on the Marlin side who have septic systems that have failed, providing each resident $5,600 for an on-site sewage facility.

The second amendment deletes the $10,000 in funds for the Surfside Sand/Dune Restoration Project, $10,000 in funds for the County Shoreline Erosion Protection Project, and $100,000 in funds for the Treasure Island Beach and Dune Restoration Project.  The total will be re-allocated to the Sediment Management and Beach Nourishment Project.

The third amendment will be to re-allocate $75,000 from the Coastal Wetland/Birding/Interpretive Trails Project and added to the administrative costs.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to create a "Water For Our Future" Task Force.  The 15-member task force will "study and provide feedback to the court suggestions for conservation, maintenance, and best use for the fresh water of Brazoria County".

Additionally, the Task Force will "provide suggestions on how the use and conservation of water can best benefit the health, welfare, and economic interests of Brazoria County".

The commissioners court voted unanimously to name Gerald Hendricks, II as construction manager for the Brazoria County Ring of Honor Project.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant permission for use of building space at 7313 Corporate Drive in Manvel, which is county-owned property, by the United States Census Bureau.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reject an offer for two pieces of tax foreclosure property.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a part-time fire field caretaker position. The position would be located at the county's Fire Training Field.  Volunteer fire departments within the county had agreed to reimburse the county for the full amount of the position.

The commissioners court took no action regarding an interlocal agreement concerning State Highway 36 and FM 1495 improvements.

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




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