The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to canvass the returns of the May 12 General Election.
During the meeting, Galveston County Commissioner Patrick Doyle administered the official oath of office to newly elected officials. Thelma Bowie was sworn in to District 1, replacing Donald Singleton on the commission. Rick Wilkenfeld was sworn in for another term in District 4. Bowie defeated Charles Ray, Jr. for election to District 1, while Wilkenfeld defeated Buster Cantrell for re-election to his seat.
Also sworn in were unopposed incumbents Mayor Matthew Doyle, District 2 Commissioner Scooter Wilson, District 3 Commissioner Dedrick Johnson, Sr., and at-large commissioners Dee Ann Haney and Mike Land.
Family and friends also administered ceremonial oaths of office to each of the commissioners.
The city commission voted unanimously to award a $3,169,000 bid to Ardent Construction, LLC for alterations to the utilities and fleet service center.
The city commission tabled action regarding an ordinance to abandon a 50 foot wide unopened public right of way at 1513 Highway 146.
The item was tabled at the request of the applicant for the abandonment, who was unable to attend the meeting.
The commission voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2012 budget to appropriate funds for the replacement of the Bayou Golf Course fuel tank. The budget will be amended to include an additional $16,800 expenditure for the project.
The city commission voted unanimously to accept a $360,149 2011 Port Security Grant through Port Freeport for the Texas City Police Department. The funding is a reimbursement agreement.
The city commission voted unanimously to accept a $576,600 2011 Port Security Grant, sub-grantee award agreement. The grant is awarded through Harris County, which acts as fiduciary agent for the grant.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda