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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1.805 million bid to the Crain Group for construction services associated with Fire and EMS Station No. 5.

The new station will be built at 3100 Kirby. 

The city council voted unanimously to deny a zoning change request to change the classification of 9.51 acres of land located at 2810 Dixie Farm Road from a Single Family Residential District to a Planned Development District. The developer of the property requested the change in order to build a retirement residence for those 55 years of age and older.  The city's Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to deny a motion recommending approval of the request.

The city council voted 3-2, with Scott Sherman and Felicia Kyle opposed, to approve a contract for workforce development services with the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance.  The city's economic development corporation has contracted with the alliance since 2007 for the services.

"This contract seeks to increase job placements for graduating high school students, expose students to long term career opportunities and role model mentors, and to provide incumbent worker job training in order to increase wages and productivity for Pearland workers," Pearland Economic Development Corporation Old Town Site Redevelopment Director Kyler Cole said.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $125,120 bid to AAA Asphalt Paving for the construction of turn lanes at the University of Houston Clear Lake  - Pearland Campus.  The turn lanes will be located at Pearland Parkway to serve the campus.

The city council postponed action on a resolution authorizing the issuance of $8.35 million economic development corporation sales tax revenue bonds.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize a $70,480 contract with Binkley & Barfield, Inc. for preliminary engineering services for the Barry Rose Wastewater Treatment Plant.  According to city staff, several areas of the plant require upgrades or rehabilitation due to age.

The city council took no action regarding a strategic partnership agreement with Municipal Utility District No. 6.  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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