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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Brazoria County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a seven-year, 100 percent tax abatement with BASF Corporation for a new dispersion facility for the company.

The abatement takes effect the beginning of 2013.  The company will make a capital investment of $50 million and create 20 new jobs through construction of the new facility.

A public hearing was held prior to consideration of the item.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the County Clerk’s Office to conduct joint elections for the March 2012 primary elections.  The approval is contingent upon consent from the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties in the county.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to select Aetna, Inc. for third party claims administration, COBRA administration and dental, and selected Restat for pharmacy benefit management.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a proposal to Science Application International Corporation of Maitland, Florida for debris monitoring services.

The county had received nine responses to requests for proposals for providing debris monitoring services.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award an airport concession contract to Crosswind Café of Angleton. 

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a contract for asbestos abatement to AAR Incorporated in the amount of $64,520, and a contract for demolition services to JTB Services in the amount of $12,394.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 for construction of an off-site detention facility near County Road 48.

The commissioners court took no action regarding an amendment to an advance funding agreement for County Road 257, as part of the Blue Water Highway Stabilization Project.  The item was pulled from the agenda.

The amendment would update the project budget and reflect a 20 percent funding share from the Texas General Land Office for construction management services.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to re-set a public hearing date of August 23 for consideration of the adoption of regulations of beaches in the county.

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

Remembering Jim Guidry

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