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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, January 30, 2012

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $2,396,000 contract with ALLCO for the Jefferson County Regional Marine Security Center.

The contract had been tabled during two previous meetings of the commissioners court.

The commissioners court tabled action on authorizing County Judge Jeff Branick to request that the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation issue bonds, in an amount not to exceed $200 million, with respect to the Port of Beaumont Transload Project.

During the meeting, the commissioners court received a presentation from Jefferson Refinery, LLC on the proposed project, which includes terminal and port loading and unloading facilities in Orange County.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to call for a public hearing on February 27 to receive comments regarding the issuance of the bonds.

The commissioners court tabled action regarding a burn ban order for the county.  No burn ban is currently in effect.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Nederland Independent School District for the repair of parking lots and access areas at the school district’s facilities.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Ramona Hutchinson as Historic Preservation Office for the county in accordance with an agreement between the county and the Texas Historical Commission for participating in the Certified Local Government Program.

Hutchinson serves on the Jefferson County Historical Commission.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing George Fernandez for his 31 years of service to the county’s Road and Bridge Precinct 3 Office and wishing him well in his retirement.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Harry Lewis on his retirement after serving 23 years in the county’s District Attorney’s Office.

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




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