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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to direct the County Auditor, with the assistance of the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, to issue paperwork necessary to file claims for reimbursement from insurance companies in relation to expenses in repair of the Alvin branch of the Brazoria County Public Library.

The library had been damaged by a recent fire, causing the facility to close.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to support a license agreement with Pearland Center, LTD for a Constable Substation and Satellite Justice of the Peace Courtroom at the Pearland Town Center. The item was held for no action at the October 12 commissioners court meeting.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to advertise a Request for Statement of Qualifications for engineering services to develop a local erosion plan. The county has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Texas General Land Office under the Coastal Management Program to fund the project.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to submit the County Road 220 Improvement Plan to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for inclusion in the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Plan.

If approved for funding, the road project would receive 80 percent funding, with 20 percent, or $3.2 million, funded locally by the county. Funds for the county’s portion of the project would be paid through the 2004 Mobility Bond.

According to the resolution, the project would “offer congestion relief by upgrading the existing roadway to one that can support large volumes of traffic”.

Improvements include a grade separation at Old Angleton Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

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 reappointed members will serve another two years on the board.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew a contract with Alterra Technologies, Inc. of Angleton for 9-1-1 addressing. The contract total is for $42,052 for the 2011 fiscal year.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the 9-1-1 addressing maintenance project. The county will pay $46,052 as part of the agreement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to extend an agreement with the Brazoria County Fat Stock Show and Fair Association through April 2011. 

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the sale of three surplus trucks to Brazoria Drainage District No. 5 in the amount of $100 per truck.

The commissioners court issued a proclamation recognizing Veterans Day 2010 on November 11.

The commissioners court discussed, but took no action on items regarding property belonging to the Brazoria County Fair Association and a re-grade of pay and title change for a county employee position.  The items were discussed during an executive session.

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

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