Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit a letter to the Texas State Comptroller’s Office to retain the city’s eminent domain authority.
Under Texas Government Code, entities authorized by the state to exercise eminent domain must provide a letter by December 31 to the Comptroller’s Office stating that the entity is authorized to exercise eminent domain and identify each provision of the law that grants that entity authority. If the letter is not submitted, the city’s authority to exercise eminent domain would expire on September 1, 2013.
The city council voted unanimously to adopt a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program for the city.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on second reading, adoption of the 2011 National Electric Code as part of the city’s Code of Ordinances.
The city council discussed statues being created by the Dickinson Historical Society. After hearing a presentation regarding the statues, the council discussed the placement and timing of one of the statues. No formal action was taken.
The city council received an update, taking no action, regarding the activities of the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation.
The city council met in executive session to discuss pending litigation matters and to discuss the sale, purchase or lease of property. No action was taken regarding the items discussed during the closed meeting.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council members Kerry Neves and Charles Suderman were absent. Agenda