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Guidry News Gazette Houston Maritime Museum
Bay Area Houston
Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, February 24, 2012

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Don Harrison opposed, to approve, on final reading, a $581,513 contract with Civil Concepts Construction, LLC as construction manager at risk for the renovation of the ballpark concession stand at Strawberry Park.

The council discussed the item at length, before voting 6-3, with Harrison, Ornald Ybarra and Pat Van Houte opposed, to call for the question, ending debate on the item.

Harrison commented that he felt the cost of the project was too high, and that the Pee Wee Baseball League had only requested a new stand after the old one had burned down.

Harrison also said he felt “problems regarding this issue could have been avoided had the meetings been open to the public”, and that perhaps there was a violation of the Open Meetings Act in the matter in which the committee conducted its meetings.

Mayor Johnny Isbell said there was no violation of the open meeting laws.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the installation and interconnection of traffic signals in various locations of the city.

The city council deferred action regarding the first reading of an increase to the salary structure by two percent to provide a two percent pay increase for the base salary of every full-time and part-time non-classified civilian employee.

The item also proposed a pay increase of two percent for classified police officers.

The city council deferred action regarding a settlement agreement and release of all claims with Bay Bluff, LP.

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




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