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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve sending a letter in support of the Middle Brazos River Reconnaissance Study and Saltwater Barrier Study. 

The letter will be sent to Congressman Chet Edwards requesting he support funding for the studies.

The commissioners court heard a presentation from Barry Goodman of the Goodman Corporation regarding the possible creation of a rural transit district for the county.  In his presentation, Goodman noted that Galveston County is considering the creation of a rural transit district, as well.  Galveston County met on Tuesday to discuss the creation of such a district.  Report

"Brazoria County faces some of the same challenges that Galveston County faces in terms of providing public transportation services," Goodman said.  "There are many constituents of Brazoria County that require transit services, due to their economic status and limited disposable income for transportation.  As the price of gasoline increases, the cost of mobility becomes even more acute for those requiring cost effective access to employment, shopping, medical facilities, etc."  Presentation

Goodman also said that the demand for express commuter services within the county will increase as the county grows.

"As such, the creation of a Brazoria County Transit District would enable representatives from incorporated communities as well as unincorporated portions of the county to work together toward improved public transit services, and a fair distribution of local responsibility regarding same," he said.

The commissioners court took no action regarding the adoption of a state regulation exception for the construction of County Road 94.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the Purchasing Department to advertise for bids for a restroom facility at the Surfside Jetty.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to permit advertisement for proposals for disaster and storm recovery services.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Port Freeport for the construction of an elevated intersection grade separation at State Highway 36 and FM 1495.  The intersection is adjacent to the Port Complex. 

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




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