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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of Texas House Joint Resolution 56, proposed legislation by the state to require the state to provide funding for any additional service mandated by the legislature on local governments and school districts.

“HJR 56 provides cities, counties, and community colleges with protection against unfunded mandates by providing that a mandate on local government that requires the spending of additional local funds has no effect unless the state provides funding or reimbursement,” stated the resolution. Resolution

Commissioners Courts in Fort Bend and Jefferson counties have approved similar resolutions of support.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the members of the Brazoria Historical Commission. Members

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement between the Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the tax office to serve as an agent for issuing TPWD registrations for vessels.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a contract with Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, LLP for delinquent tax collection services. The county will pay the firm 15 percent of taxes collected that have been delinquent prior to 2002, and 20 percent for 2003 and subsequent years.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize advertising for bids for maintenance of the county’s telephone system.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Brazoria County Drainage District No. 8 to provide dump trucks to haul spoil material excavated from ditches in relation to a drainage project by the district.

Award of a bid for work on the Quintana Bridge at County Road 723 was pulled from the agenda.

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




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