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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2010 Tax Rate of $0.4631010 per $100 valuation.

The adopted rate does not exceed the county's effective tax rate, which is the amount required to draw revenues equal to the previous budget year.  Of the total rate, $0.3192680 will be directed to the General Fund, while $0.0328000 will be directed to the Road and Bridge Fund, $0.0080000 to the Mosquito Control District, and $0.0600000 to the Special Road and Bridge Fund.  A total of $0.0430330 per $100 valuation will be directed to payment on the county's debts.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt the 2010-2011 budget.  The budget includes estimated General Fund Revenues of $88,578,327, with expenditures planned for $89,630,313.  Budget

The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Commissioner Dude Payne abstaining, to adopt the 2010 budgeted salaries and positions for the County Clerk's Office.  The County Clerk's office includes 52 positions.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to amend the county's health plan and establish rates for the 2010-2011 plan year.

The county will increase contributions both from the county, and employees and retirees by 10 percent to maintain the current Brazoria County Employee Health Benefit Plans.  The county will also adjust COBRA rates.

The commissioners court re-appointed Connie E. Garner as County Auditor.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Jamie Travis, Caroline Rickaway, Mary Lou Flynn-Dupart and Trey Picard to the Gulf Coast Center Board of Trustees.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Neal Morton from the Emergency Services District No. 3 Board of Directors.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Mike Jones to the Emergency Services District No. 3 Board of Directors to replace Morton.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Cindy Wyman Jordy to the Water For Our Future Task Force.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to add an early voting site at the Shadow Creek Ranch Visitor Center in Pearland and to close an early voting site at the Sweeny Community Center for the November 2 General Election.  The Precinct 65 polling place for election day voting was also changed to the Lakeview Lodge in Pearland due to the regular location, Carriage House, being unavailable.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to proclaim September 14 as Pearland Little League All-Stars Day in recognition of their play in the Little League World Series.

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




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