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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide storm debris removal for small communities within the county.  Assistance to towns within the county with populations of 3,000 or fewer residents will be provided upon the declaration of a disaster by the county judge.

The county will enter into agreements with Bailey's Prairie, Bonney, Brazoria, Brookside Village, Danbury, Hillcrest Village, Holiday Lakes, Iowa Colony, Jones Creek, Liverpool, Oyster Creek, Quintana, Richwood and Surfside Beach for potential storm debris removal assistance.

The commissioners court voted to retain optional road and bridge fees at their current levels.  The county levies a road and bridge fee and a child safety fee, for a total fee of $10.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to deny an item regarding Health Department food services inspectors.  Under the item, as of October 1, the county would no longer provide inspectors from the county's Health Department to home rule cities.  The county would provide inspectors to general law cities when requested.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement UT Physicians for telemedicine services under the county's indigent care program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to deny revision of an ordinance to authorize the renewal of a contract for hay production.  The current contract will expire on July 31, and carries a price of $0.62 per standard bale and $5.13 per round bale of hay.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a lease agreement with Pearland Town Center.  The agreement is for the lease of 1,476 square feet office space at Pearland Town Center for use by the county.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to set a public hearing for August 24 to receive public comment on the tax abatement application submitted by Shintech, Inc.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a library book sale at Angleton Library for July 29-31.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library system.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a proclamation honoring Human Resources Director Jim McCoy upon his retirement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to proclaim July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to proclaim the week of July 18-24 as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week.

The commissioners court took no action regarding potential litigation with J.E. Dunn.  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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