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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pearland City Council on Monday voted to order an election for May 14 for the city’s mayor and one position on the city council.

The city began accepting applications from candidates on Monday for the election. Mayor Tom Reid has filed for re-election, and had drawn a challenge from former city council member Kevin Cole. Herb Fain has filed as a candidate for City Council Position 3, which is also on the ballot. The council seat is currently held by Steve Saboe. Election Page

The city council voted unanimously to enter into an election services agreement with Brazoria County. The Brazoria County Clerk’s Office will conduct the elections for the city.

The city council voted unanimously to direct staff to prepare a service plan for the proposed annexation of “Area 5”, located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

The city council voted 4-1, with Felicia Kyle opposed, to approve the first reading of a zoning change request to change the zoning of three tracts of land, totaling approximately 130 acres, from a Single Family Estate District to a Single Family Residential District-1.

The property, located east of Pearland Parkway and north of the proposed Hughes Road, is part of the proposed development “The Preserve at Clear Creek Subdivision”. The change would allow the property to be developed under the R-1 “bulk regulations” for density as opposed to typical minimum lot sizes.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $281,725 contract to Binkley & Barfield, Inc. for engineering design services associated with the Barry Rose Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The design services are in relation to a rehabilitation project planned for the facility, which was constructed in 1967.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $532,554 bid to Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. for the purchase of a pumper truck. The new truck will be housed a Fire Station No. 1, which is located at 2020 Old Alvin Road in Pearland. Similar equipment currently at Fire Station No. 1 will be moved for use at Fire Station No. 6.

The city council voted unanimously to direct staff to proceed with drafting a memorandum of understanding regarding confidential information. The item was discussed during an executive session.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding pending litigation involving Othon Engineering. 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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