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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $2,535,728 contract to Construction Masters of Houston, Inc. for the construction of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center.

The contract includes construction of a 7,000 square foot building, including a 2,000 square foot open-air pavilion, an indoor space for environmental educational displays and exhibits, demonstration gardens, a tree farm, restrooms, a 50-seat classroom/laboratory, a teaching platform and office space.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Mayor Tom Reid as representative and Council Member Gary Moore as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors for 2018.

The city council took no action regarding the first reading of an ordinance approving a liquor/package store use in the General Business District at 9603 Broadway Street. The item was postponed.

The city council voted 5-2, with Tony Carbone and Trent Perez opposed, to approve, on first reading, an ordinance rezoning property at 6518 Rice Road from a Single-Family Residential District to a General Commercial District.

The city council voted unanimously to extend a temporary waiver of building permit fees associated with the repair of homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey until November 30.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $550,030 contract to Tandem Services, LLC for construction services associated with the Trail Connectivity Phase 2 Project. The project includes trail connectivity from Centennial Park to Magnolia Road.

The city council voted 6-1, with Keith Ordeneaux opposed, to approve an amended lease agreement with the University of Houston for transferring property to UH.

The lease conveys an additional 1.3 acres from the city to the university to allow for construction of a new building. The additional land was required to mitigate the impact on wetlands in the construction of the building.

The city council voted 6-0, with Derrick Reed away, to authorize the Pearland Economic Development Corporation to enter into a loan agreement and purchase agreement for the sale of real property to a business prospect or related entities, as discussed in closed session.

The city council voted 6-0, with Reed away, to approve a development agreement with Presidio Equities, LLC and a reimbursement with the Pearland EDC for drainage and rice dryer roadway improvements associated with the Rice Dryer Business Park.

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

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