Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to apply for the 2012 Port Security Grant.
The 2012 grant is a direct grant, without an entity acting as fiduciary agent. The total grant is for $162,000, with a 25 percent match from the county of $40,500. The local match will be funded from sources other than the county’s General Fund.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to receive and file an executed contract with Provost & Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, et all, to investigate, make claim for, and potentially bring a lawsuit in connection with claims by the county related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The commissioners court had approved the contract on April 9 in order for the law firm to investigate and calculate damages related to the spill.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution permitting the county to apply for a funding grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The grant would support the Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to extend the bid due date for the Jefferson County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 Generator Building and Generator Receptacles at all lift stations.
The bid due date was extended from April 24 to May 8.
The commissioner court voted unanimously to extend the bid due date for road improvements on Avenue H. The due date was extended from May 2 to May 3.
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 issue a proclamation for National Crime Victim’s Week.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present.
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