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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew property insurance for the county with Victory Insurance of Lake Jackson.

The premium for the policy, which will provide insurance to the county from the end of March through March of 2012, will be $801,091, a decrease of $489.92 from the current year’s premium.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to support Dow Company’s intent to obtain property and build an additional freshwater reservoir in the county.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of an “expedited” environmental review process by the Texas Department of Transportation of improvement projects wholly or partially funded by local tax dollars.

“The current process for securing environmental approval from the Texas Department of Transportation has become arduous and protracted with unnecessary and excessive delays, especially for locally-funded projects,” said the resolution. Resolution

The commissioners court voted unanimously to confirm the appointments of Gerald Andrews and Sara Bouse to the Workforce Commission.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Kay Patterson to the Children’s Protective Services Board.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Tim Fox to fill an unexpired term on the Emergency Services District No. 2 Board of Directors. Fox will replace Leven McGaughey.

An item regarding lease of a 1.335 acre tract of property to James and Veronica Naylor was pulled from the agenda. The item will be considered at a future date. The property was purchased by the county for expansion of County Road 220. The Naylors requested leasing the property through March 2012 in order to locate a portion of their business being impacted by the expansion of the road.

An engineering services agreement with HDR/Claunch & Miller for development of Brazoria County Technical Specifications and Standard Construction Details was pulled from the agenda.

A memorandum of agreement with RH Retrieve, Ltd concerning proposed floodplain delineation for Bastrop Bayou was pulled from the agenda.

The commissioners discussed, but took no action regarding contemplated litigation concerning airport matters. 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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