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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to again extend an outdoor burn ban for the county due to drought conditions and wildfire risk.

The ban was originally put into effect on April 12.  The extension will continue the ban for an additional 90 days.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to order a local option election for the City of Richwood on November 8 for the purpose of legalizing the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.

The commissioners court also voted unanimously to order a local option election for Richwood for the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption only.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to participate in the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Subregional Planning Initiative for the City of Pearland and northern county area.

The county will provide $2,000 in funds toward the initiative, as well as participating in the planning process.  Results from the study will be used to create viable projects for the Transportation Improvement Plan.  Subregional Planning Initiative Fact Sheet

The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a $181,863 bid to Mike Sorrell Trucking and Materials for the realignment of County Road 348 near County Road 352.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in honor of Judge Gordon Starkenburg.  Starkenburg, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2, was named 2010 Judge of the Year by the Texas Justice Court Judges Association.  Resolution

The commissioners court took no action regarding an interlocal agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for maintenance of the 911 database.

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

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