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Fort Bend County
Missouri City City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $261,300 contract to Tidal Construction, Inc. for the first phase of the Mustang Bayou Regional Water Plant Improvements Project.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance declaring structures at 12710 Water Oak as substandard, and, following a waiting period, to order the structures be demolished.

The property includes a single-family home, which was damaged by a fire in November 2010.  The owner of the property is currently in litigation with the property’s insurer.

A waiting period of 30 days for the property owner, and an additional 30 days for the lien holder, was approved in order for the city to respond to any court action filed to prevent the structure’s demolition.

City Attorney Caroline Kelley recommended the waiting time due to a recent Supreme Court opinion stating that, while the city may remove “nuisance” properties, the city could be liable for the “taking” of private property through the demolition of structures if challenged in court.

The city council voted unanimously to postpone the appointment of Angela Chan to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. 

The city council took no action regarding a resolution in support of an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs by FBC Missouri City Senior Community, LP for HOME Investment Partnership Program funds and housing tax credits.  The item died for lack of a motion.

The application would be for the construction of an affordable senior rental housing project at Trammel Fresno Road and Highway 6.

The city council voted unanimously to rescind the award of a contract for the purchase of aluminum chlorohydrate, which had been awarded to General Chemical Performance Products, LLC.

The contractor requested to withdraw the bid due to an error in calculating the bid price.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  All members were present, with Council Member Danny Nguyen not present to vote on two items; the purchase of kitchen equipment for the new community center, and an amendment to the Sienna Plantation Joint Development Agreement.  Agenda

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