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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $425,469 bid to C.F. McDonald Electric, Inc. of Houston for the Velasco Drainage District and Commodore Cove Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Emergency Generators Project.

The project is funded through the Texas Department of Rural Affairs Disaster Recovery grant.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew its contract with Kennemer, Masters and Lunsford, LLC of Lake Jackson as the county’s independent auditor. The renewal marks the third and final renewal under the current term.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to name Scott Reed to the Brazoria County Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee. Reed was nominated by Commissioner Stacy Adams in Precinct No. 3.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve the membership of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Sandra D. Pollan was named chair of the commission, Ronald H. Livingston was named vice chair, Beverly Nixon as treasurer and K.C. Strate as secretary. Membership Roster

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Sharon Wilkerson to the Library Board. Wilkerson will represent the Sweeny Library.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Chris Kincheloe of the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office to evaluation committees for the construction of the Ring of Honor and the granite monument for the Ring of Honor.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Gary Parker, Gerald Hendrick, Dennis Cleveland and Charles Crook, who will be a non-voting member, to an evaluation committee for the construction of an animal exhibition barn.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reject offers for the purchase of several pieces of property held due to tax foreclosures, including:

An offer of $1,000 for property located at County Road 860.

An offer of $2,000 for property located at Scotsdale within the Bernard Oaks subdivision.

Offers of $750 for two properties also located at Scotsdale within the Bernard Oaks subdivision.

An offer of $7,500 for property located at 9830 Camelot.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a recommendation of the Compensation Committee to change the means of determining the annual cost of living adjustment figure.  

New language was added to the determination of the annual cost of living figure stating that the county shall base adjustments “on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published 12-month Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Houston area for the trailing 12-month period ending April 30 each year”.

The commissioners court issued a proclamation recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

The commissioners court also proclaimed May as Older Americans Month and the week of May 15-21 as National Police Week.

The commissioners court took no action regarding a mutual release agreement between Janet Cox and the county regarding the lawsuit of Janet Cox vs. Jeremy Warren.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a lease to E.J. Vrazel, at a rate of $200 per month, for the operation of a coffee shop in a county facility. The county will be responsible for providing and maintaining kitchen equipment.

The item was discussed in an executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Matt Sebesta was absent.  Agenda




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