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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city's five-year Capital Improvement Program for 2011-2015.

"The Five-Year CIP totals $198,908,394 and includes $14,282,660 that will be appropriated for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 upon city council adoption of the 2010-2011 budget this evening," City Manager Bill Eisen said.

Eisen said the Capital Improvement Program is a continual process, and should be "viewed as a working document".

"While the document covers a five-year planning perspective, it is revised every year in order to accommodate new projects, reflect changes in ongoing projects, and extend the program another year," Eisen said.  "Improvements identified in years 2012 through 2015 are approved only on a planning basis and do not receive expenditure appropriation."

The city council voted unanimously to approve the final reading of an ordinance adopting a 2010 tax rate of $0.6651 per $100 valuation.

The 2010 tax rate is a $0.0125 increase over the 2009 tax rate of $0.6526.  However, the rate did not exceed the effective tax rate for the city.

"The increase in the tax rate is needed to support debt service on projects approved by the voters, such as Magnolia Road, Cullen Road, Cowart Creek Diversion, Fire Station No. 5, and the Recreation/Natatorium Center to name a few," Eisen said.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the final reading of an ordinance adopting a revised budget for 2009-2010 and adoption of a budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

The operational budget for 2010-2011 totals $122,558,625, including an amendment approved at the first reading of the budget according to Eisen.

The city council voted 2-3, with only Steve Saboe and Felicia Kyle voting in favor, to deny the final reading of an ordinance annexing 189 acres of land south of Bailey Road between Veterans Drive and FM 1128.

The city council voted unanimously to deny the final reading of an ordinance annexing 126 acres of land north of Bailey Road and east of FM 1128.

The city council voted unanimously to deny the final reading of an ordinance annexing 307 acres of land west of State Highway 288 between Broadway and Mustang Bayou.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize Eisen to enter into an agreement associated with the Barry Rose Road Extension Project.

According to Eisen, Beazer Homes, LP, which is developing a 117 acre development north of Clear Creek, has agreed to construct the roadway section, which extends north from the Pearland Parkway and includes a bridge crossing Clear Creek.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the suspension of the effective date of a rate increase requested by Teas-New Mexico Power Company.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Jim Burnett to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.  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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