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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal cooperative pricing arrangement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the purchase of an ambulance.

The total cost of the ambulance will be $116,125.

The city council voted 4-1, with Felicia Harris opposed, to approve the final reading of an ordinance consenting to the creation of Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 5.  A portion of the district lies within Pearland’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.  The creation of the district will be on the November 8 election ballot in Fort Bend County, and impose a maximum one percent sales tax within the district.

Under the agreement, the city would relinquish its right to annex the area within the district for 30 years, subject to early termination under certain circumstances.  Once the city does annex the area, the sales tax would be reduced to one-half of one percent to accommodate the city’s sales tax.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Friendswood to allow Friendswood residents to recycle household hazardous waste products at Pearland’s Stella Roberts Recycling Center.

The current contract with Friendswood expired in September.  Under the new agreement, Friendswood would reimburse Pearland $8,000 for each 10,000 pounds of items disposed of by Friendswood residents.  The previous agreement had required that Friendswood pay $7,100 per 10,000 pounds collected.

The city council voted unanimously to name Mayor Tom Reid as representative and Woody Owens as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a contract with LJA Engineering, Inc. for engineering services associated with the Spectrum Regional Detention Pond.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $68,882 bid to All America Sales Corporation for the purchase and installation of police vehicle equipment.  The equipment includes several items, such as lightbars, sirens and vehicle graphics, for 13 vehicles in the police department.

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

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