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Galveston County
Dickinson City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Dickinson City Council on Monday voted unanimously to cast the city’s votes in favor of re-electing Victor Pierson to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city has a total of 33 votes, based on its tax levy.  Pierson is one of five members currently on the board.  A total of 834 votes is needed to secure a position.

In addition to Pierson, Gary Jones, David Moss, Walt Syers and Emery Williams, II are seeking re-election.  Dan Brightwell, Clay Morrison and Evelyn Timmins are also on the ballot.

The city council voted 3-2, with Charles Suderman and Walter Wilson opposed, to award a bid to Pumpelly Oil Acquisition, LLC for the purchase and delivery of gasoline and diesel.

Pumpelly Oil Acquisition provided the lowest of four bids submitted for the contract. 

The city council voted 3-2, with Suderman and Wilson opposed, to approve the gasoline and diesel contract with Pumpelly Oil Acquisition, LLC.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a Fare Housing Activity Statement – Texas Form and revised long-term plan for affirmatively furthering fair housing.

The statement and long-term plan will become the city’s Fair Housing Action Plan.

A public hearing was held prior to approval of the item.  Deacon Joe Rubio, chair of the Fair Housing Activity Statement Committee, presented information on the plan during the hearing.  No speakers gave comment in favor or in opposition to the plan.

The city council voted unanimously to submit an application for the second round of the Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant Program to the Texas General Land Office.

The city council took no action regarding executive session matters involving pending litigation and real estate deliberations.  No executive session was held during the meeting.

The city council held discussion, but took no action regarding several items, including recommendations for the Briarglen/Thornwood Drainage Project, updates on public works projects, Hurricane Ike Community Development Block Grant projects and an update on the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Council Member William H. King, III was absent.  Agenda




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