Harris County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an emergency order to dispose of mulch located at Meyer Park, which the county fire marshal determined to be an immediate fire danger. Listen
“Prior to it being turned into mulch, there was already one fire with regard to this pile of logs that were necessitated due to the drought,” reported Commissioner Jack Cagle. “As it was turned into mulch we have had a second fire and it’s in a more combustible state.”
The item was the only issue on the agenda of an emergency supplemental meeting that was called immediately after the regular meeting of the commissioners court.
During the regular meeting, the commissioners court discussed a proposed agreement with the Katy Independent School District for the county to collect the district’s ad valorem property taxes, but deferred action, referring it to the office of Budget Management. Listen
Commissioner Steve Radack was concerned that the Tax Office might be collecting money for property outside of Harris County.
“Because if they are doing that, there needs to be a substantial fee,” Radack said. “It’s a big school district and a lot of it is not in Harris County.”
The commissioners court voted unanimously to designate May as Older Americans Month, May 6-12 as Arson Awareness Week, June 22 as Harris County Night with the Houston Astros and May 24 as Harris County Historical Marker Program Day.
A proposed agreement with the Brays Oak Management District to construct and maintain a public hike and bike trail was withdrawn from the agenda and was not considered for action by the commissioners court.
The proposed allocation of $50,000 in Affordable Housing funds to the Hurricane Ike Homeowner Disaster Recovery Program was withdrawn from the agenda and was not considered for action.
All other agenda items were approved. All votes were 5-0. Agenda
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