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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the action plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program for 2011.

The city has been awarded $277,102 for the grant program, which is administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The action plan budgets $146,647 from the grants to infrastructure and improvements, and $33,470 for a fire sprinkler system for the Forgotten Angels facility.

Pearland’s Adult Reading Center will receive $23,379 to provide services.  The Pearland Neighborhood Center will also receive $18,186 to support the organization’s services.

A total of $55,420 was budgeted for program administration.

The city council voted unanimously to renew a contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for tax collection services for an additional two years.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Gary N. Lawrence to the Building Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

The city council took no action regarding an agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for participation in the Pearland Area Subregional Planning Initiative.

“The study will provide an in-depth examination of the subregional area, identifying the goals and priorities of the communities and agencies involved in the process, an assessment of existing conditions, and the development of recommendations and implementation strategies to achieve the goals and priorities of the plan,” Assistant City Manager Jon Branson said.  “The resulting plan will have a focus on the integration of transportation and land use, the provision of multimodal transportation choices and how different growth and development patterns affect the future of the region and quality of life for its residents.”

Branson said the total cost of the study is $255,500, with a majority of the cost being funded through a grant.  A local match of $52,625 is required.  Branson said the Greater 288 Partnership, the Bay Area Transportation Association and the City of Alvin had agreed to make contributions, leaving the city’s share at $46,850.

The city council took no action regarding appointments to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation. 

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Council Member Felicia Harris was absent.  Agenda

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