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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a seven year tax abatement for Shintech, Inc. for the expansion of the company's packing plant facility. 

Shintech, Inc. is planning a $20.8 million capital investment in expanding the product packaging plant.  The project is expected to create 50 new jobs.  The expansion will receive a 100 percent abatement on property taxes from the county for the entire seven year term.  A public hearing was held prior to the approval of the abatement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to designate County Clerk Joyce Hudman as Records Management Officer.  Hudman will serve as records management officer for all county departments headed by unelected officials and departments headed by elected officials who choose to participate in the county's records management program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve record budgets for other funds for the 2010 fiscal year.  Amendments were made to the budget to include $50,000 the Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force Fund and $7,500 for the District Clerk Fund for records management.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Annual Road Plan for fiscal year 2010.  The amendment will add a project to repair County Road 296A for a total of 0.83 miles in the Alvin Service Center area.  Funds for the project, estimated at $101,254, were made available through the cancellation of Road Plan projects at County Road 291 and County Road 291A.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to issue a proclamation recognizing Emergency Management Coordinator Kenneth "Doc" Adams on his retirement from the county. Proclamation

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Angleton Independent School District to authorize the district to use the Brazoria County Fairgrounds as a primary evacuation site for Southside Elementary.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a contract for inmate and public phones to Securus Technologies of Dallas.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Commissioner Stacy Adams was absent.  Agenda

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