The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2012 budget to transfer $100,000 out of the undesignated fund balance for the abatement of nuisances.
The funds will be used for moving and vacant property cleanup.
The city commission voted to amend the budget to reflect the receipt of funds through the Port Security Grant Program.
The grant totaled $69,751, with $52,313 coming from federal sources, and a 25 percent local match of $17,438 from the city's General Fund.
The funds are being used to purchase police tactical equipment.
The city commission voted to award a $914,252 bid to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the Phase 11 Water Line Replacement Project.
The city commission voted to approve $127,998 for the purchase of an MK3-Calibar Robot through ICOR Technology, Inc. The city will use funds from the Freeport Port Security Grant Program for the purchase.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Mayor Matthew Doyle absent. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Land presided over the meeting. Agenda
During the meeting, the city commission presented service awards to several employees.
Joshua Lopez, Alejandro Ramos and Carl Fischer received five-year service awards. Kevin Dixon and Dennis Harris received 10 year awards, while Curtis Isaac received a 25 year award and Brian Ringleben was recognized for 30 years of service.