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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a letter to federal elected officials regarding the Clear Creek Flood Project.

The letter, which will be sent jointly with Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, expresses concerns regarding the lack of federal funding for the project for 2010-2011.

“As elected representatives from the City of Pearland and Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, we wish to express our great disappointment that funding to complete the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ General Evaluation Report for the Clear Creek Project was not requested or included in either the House or Senate FY2011 Energy and Water Appropriations Bills,” stated the letter.  “The lack of funding for the current fiscal year will cause further delays in bringing vital flood protection to the citizens of Harris, Brazoria and Galveston Counties.” Letter

The city council voted to authorize City Manager Bill Eisen to submit eight project to a “call for projects” by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for inclusion in the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Plan.

The projects are being submitted to receive funding support. Pearland is submitting projects including a Traffic Signal Communications Network, and improvements to Mykawa Road, Pearland Parkway, McHard Road, Max Road, Veterans Drive, Business Center Drive and Fite Road.

The city council voted to award a $721,860 contract to Jacobs Engineering for engineering design services associated with the Max Road Sports Complex and Hickory Slough Detention Pond.

“These are complimentary projects on an approximately 64 acre tract of land the City owns north of Hickory Slough and west of Max Road. Generally, the project will provide a regional detention pond for Hickory Slough and a sports complex for soccer and other field sports within the detention pond,” Eisen said.

The city council voted to approve on several appointments and reappointments of members to various committees, which included:

  • Jon Branson was reappointed to Position No. 2 on the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.
  • Jack McGuff, Jr. was appointed to an alternate position on the Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
  • Debbie Schielke and Mattie Culver were reappointed to Positions No. 1 and 2, respectively, and Jim Wright was appointed as an alternate for the Channel Review Board.
  • Phil Cessac was reappointed to Position No. 1 on the Civil Service Commission.
  • Mike Besser was reappointed to Position No. 1 and Todd Iocco was appointed to Position No. 3 on the Gas and Plumbing Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
  • Ron Bavarian and Robert Kettle were reappointed to Positions No. 1 and 3, respectively, on the Electrical Board.
  • Joel Gutierrez, Jr. was reappointed to Position No. 2 on the Health Facilities Development Corporation.
  • Dr. Catherine O’Brien was reappointed to Position No. 7 on the Library Board.
  • Quentin Wilz was reappointed to Position No. 1 and Peter Riger was appointed to Position No. 4 on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board.
  • Dale Pillow, Willard Briley and Shannon McAuliffe were reappointed to Positions 1 and 5 and an alternate position on the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

All items were approved except for a resolution approving the second amended bylaws of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, which was tabled. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda




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