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Galveston County
Galveston County Commissioners Court
by John David Suayan
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a property tax refund agreement between the county, the City of Texas City, College of the Mainland, County Road and Flood District, and Valero Refining-Texas, L.P.

The refund is due following a judgment issued in June reducing the appraised value of Valero's property for tax years 2013 through 2016. Under the agreement, the county will pay a refund to Valero in payments of $1,121,917 in January 2018, 2019 and 2020, for a total of $3,365,751 . Ordinance

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Fort Bend County and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for the housing of Galveston County inmates in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the donation of equipment to the Lighthouse Charity Team.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to honor the retirement of Yvette Holmes from the County Treasurer’s Department.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve phase one of an agreement with NextOne Group for the Economic Development Director search.

The following two items were deferred:

Consideration of approval of (re)appointment(s) to the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board
Consideration of authorizing approval of an agreement with Data Management Inc. for Time and Attendance Software

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with all members present. Agenda

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