Jefferson County Commissioners Court today unanimously issued a proclamation recognizing the City of Taylor Landing.
A reception was held for the city prior to the meeting, at the 60th District Court Courtroom. Taylor Landing, a city of approximately 228 people, was named one of two finalists for the 2011 All-America City Award by the National Civic League. News Release
“Taylor Landing has been named a finalist due to overcoming three challenges including reconstruction of its sewage treatment system, establishing the emergency response capability to comply with federal and state emergency planning requirements, and placing a particular focus on its children not only in daily life, but also during extreme disruptive times,” stated the proclamation. Proclamation
The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize a haul route agreement for the construction of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.
The commissioners court tabled action regarding a burn ban order for the county. No burn ban order is currently in effect.
The commissioners court tabled action regarding the release of $133,533 held in retainage to Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd. for the third phase of the Jefferson County Courthouse Masonry and Window Restoration Project.
The commissioners court acknowledged that no bids were received regarding the grading and runway marking replacement at Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a $37,810 contract with Lange Brothers, Inc. for the fourth phase of the Jefferson County Courthouse Interior Masonry Restoration Project.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda
During the meeting, the commissioners court heard a presentation from Carl Parker and David Belvin regarding a Port Arthur Tax Reinvestment Zone.