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Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $234,469 bid to C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. of Houston for the installation of emergency generators at three lift stations in the City of Angleton.

The project will be funded through the Texas Department of Rural Affairs Disaster Recovery Program.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with Integrated Architecture & Design, LLC of Lake Jackson for a contract to design for work at the airport terminal.

The county had received 14 responses to a request for qualifications, of which two were a "no offer".  Integrated Architecture & Design was recommended by an evaluation committee comprised of commissioners Matt Sebesta and Mary Rhodenbaugh, Charles Crook of the county's purchasing department, Gerald Hendrick of the county's construction management department, Jeff Bilyeu, who represented Brazoria County Airport, and Lesa Girouard of the purchasing department, who served as a non-voting member.

The commissioners court voted to grant an exemption from competitive bidding requirements for the purchase of software and books that are only available from one source, Lexis Nexis and West Law Books.

The commissioners court voted to approve an interlocal agreement with Matagorda County for geriatric psychiatric services through September 30, 2011.  Under the agreement, the Senior Care Unit at Matagorda General Hospital will provide geriatric psychiatric services to Brazoria County residents requiring court-ordered mental health services.

The commissioners court voted to authorize the Brazoria County Floodplain Administrator to apply for a $100,000 Coastal Management Program grant.  The grant requires no local match, and will be designated for use in the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is to be reviewed and renewed in May 2011.

The commissioners court voted to issue a proclamation recognizing the Gulf Coast Center "as the most effective, efficient means of delivery for mental health, substance addiction and intellectual and developmental disabilities services".  The Gulf Coast Center has operated in the Brazoria County area for 31 years.

The commissioners court voted to issue a proclamation declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All items were approved, except for a license agreement with Pearland Town Center for the housing of a constable substation and Justice of the Peace court room, which was held for no action.  All votes were unanimous with all members present.  Agenda

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