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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a $67,953 contract with ESPA Corp for engineering services associated with the Cowart’s Creek Diversion Maintenance Project.

“The re-grading and maintenance of the ditches running north to south between Bailey Road and CR 100 is part of the overall Cowart Creek drainage project in preparation for the Bailey Road Expansion transportation project,” Project Director Trent Epperson said. “The Cowart Creek drainage project consists of the regional detention pond and pump station, diversion channel and roadside ditch maintenance. The purpose of this portion of the project is to re-grade the ditches to improve flow through the area and replace some of the culverts along the corridor that currently act as flow restrictors.”

The city council voted unanimously to grant a conditional use permit for the operation of a furniture repair and upholstering store in a General Business District at 3520 East Broadway.

The permit was requested by Michael McGibben, owner of Furniture Repair Solutions.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an industrial district agreement with Denbury Resources, Inc.

Under the seven-year agreement, the city will not annex the business, which will make payments in lieu of taxes equal to 65 percent of the amount of property taxes that would be owed if the company was annexed.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for participating in the Pearland Area Subregional Planning Initiative.

“The intent of the Subregional Planning Initiative is to work with area jurisdictions and other area transportation agencies to develop solutions that will improve mobility, connectivity and access to a specific region,” Assistant City Manager Jon Branson said.  “A key component to this effort will be coordinating transportation investments with local plans and policies, particularly those pertaining to land development and access management.”

Pearland’s cost share of participating in the planning initiative is $46,850.

The city council voted unanimously to renew a contract with Wells Fargo for bank depository services.  The renewal is the second of two one-year options to extend the contract.

The city council voted unanimously to schedule public hearings regarding the proposed 2011-2012 budget for August 22 and August 29, and consideration of the budget for September 12 and September 26.

The city council took no action regarding the appointment of members to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation.

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


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