The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Capital Improvement Program for the port.
The program includes $6,726,500 in projects, many of which are rehabilitation and resurfacing projects for the port’s cargo lots, according to Port Director and CEO Chris Fisher.
“Mostly, it’s a series of smaller rehabilitation type projects ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million each,” Fisher said. “No big special projects.”
The port is working toward finishing three projects in the port’s capital expansion program that began in 2006/2007, which has totaled more than $64 million. Projects included rail expansion in Orange County.
The board voted to approve a change order to a contract with Trans Global Solutions for the Port of Beaumont Rail Improvement Project. The change order provides a $265,547 increase to the total contract to reconcile costs for unit price items used in the project, and closes out the contract.
The total contract cost is $11, 495,861, Fisher said.
The board voted to approve an engagement letter with Germer and Gertz, LLP for the provision of legal services during FY2013. Guy Goodson, an attorney with the firm, will continue to serve as port counsel under the contract.
The board voted to approve an engagement letter with Funchess, Mills, White and Associates for conducting the FY2012 audit.
The board voted to appoint Fisher as delegate to the annual convention and meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, Inc. The convention and meeting will be held October 21-25 in Mobile, Alabama.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. The Ward 1 position on the board remains vacant. Agenda