Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution stating the county’s agreement to advance funds to the Brazoria County Toll Road Authority to conduct a traffic and revenue study for a proposed toll road project on State Highway 288.
According to the resolution, 288 is rapidly becoming one of the most congested highways in the Houston metropolitan region.
“The expected traffic on SH 288 will continue to expand beyond the 2011 estimate of 170,000 vehicles per day; and SH 288 in Brazoria County is experiencing a combined five hours per day of am/pm peak period congestion,” stated the resolution. Resolution
The commissioners court voted unanimously to renew a contract with CrowderGulf Joint Venture, LLP as primary provider and AshBritt Environmental as secondary provider of disaster or storm recovery services.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement to Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP.
The agreement is for a ten-year term, with a 100 percent abatement of eligible properties. Chevron Phillips intends to build a facility for the production of polyethylene resin, which is used in several items, including plastic pipe, merchandise bags and milk jugs.
The facility is expected to put 1,061,000,000 in improvements in place, and create 92 permanent jobs. Construction of a rail storage facility at the site is estimated to being in August of 2013, with construction of the polyethylene unites beginning a year later. The units are estimated to be complete in July of 2016.
The commissioners court took no action regarding award of a bid for hardware supplies and materials. The item failed for lack of a motion.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Larry Stanley was absent. Agenda
During an emergency meeting following the regular session, the commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an expenditure, not to exceed $75,000, for engineering and testing services needed to repair the County Road 304 bridge crossing Jones Creek.
The bridge recently suffered a collapse. Emergency Meeting Agenda