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Jefferson County
Port Arthur City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the city's declaration of a local state of disaster for a period of seven days related to Hurricane Harvey.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amending the city's permit schedule, turn-on charge, location of recreational vehicles and adjustment of water bills as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

The city will waive permit fees for homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey until September 5, 2018. Recreational vehicles will also be allowed to place and reside in recreational vehicles while repairs are made to their homes, for a period of 90 days, and allow the building official to issue permits to allow occupancy of a recreational vehicle for a period of six months beyond the initial 90 days.

The ordinance also allows for waivers of turning water service back on, and adjustments to water bills for leaks related to Hurricane Harvey.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding Colonial Pipeline Company.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, the city council held a public hearing regarding the city's proposed property tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation.

To view a video of the meeting, Click Here

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