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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $936,408 contract to Statewide Services, Inc. for the construction associated with the Old Town Site Drainage Improvement Project.

The project includes storm sewer installation and other improvements along Park Avenue from Jasmine Street north to the outfall at Town Ditch.  An additional alternate approved with the bid package will provide sidewalk improvements along Park Avenue, as well.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a change order to provide an additional $50,314 to a construction contract with JC Stonewall Constructors for the Animal Control Center Addition and Renovation Project.

The change order includes repairs to the existing office space, including repairs to the air conditioner and exhaust fan system, repair or replacement of the flooring, drywall, baseboards, cabinetry and doors and kennel gates.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector Ro'vin Garrett to calculate and publish the effective and rollback tax rates for the 2010 tax year.  The city contracts with Brazoria County in having the tax office bill and collect taxes on the city's behalf.

The city expects to receive its certified tax roll for 2010 from Brazoria County on or about July 27.  Tax rolls from Fort Bend and Harris counties are expected in August for portions of those counties that are within Pearland's city limits.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the creation of a Texas Workforce Commission satellite office in Pearland.

According to the resolution, Alvin Community College is prepared to office space at its Pearland College Center campus to be used as an office for the Texas Workforce Commission.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two generators for the Corrigan and West Mary's Creek storm water pump stations.  The total purchase cost of the generators is $97,251, with an additional $32,000 for installation of the generators.  The generators were purchased through an interlocal agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council.  Installation will be performed by DMG Electric & Controls.

The city council took no action regarding an ordinance authorizing the city manager to "take all actions necessary to facilitate appropriations".  The item was to be approved on first and final reading.

The city council took no action regarding appointments to the city's various boards and commissions.

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

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