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Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize or ratify emergency purchases or contracts for response to Hurricane Harvey.

Contracts related to Hurricane Harvey include services for debris removal and dredging in order to facilitate the movement of vessels at the port, according to Port Director and CEO Chris Fisher.

“We have pending a contract for emergency dredging to be performed,” Fisher said. “Currently, the emergency dredging is being performed at the channel but we’ll also need emergency dredging at our docks and wharves to resume a full 40 foot depth at the Port of Beaumont. Listen (6:27)

The board voted to ratify the purchase of two properties, in coordination with NRG Land Resources, for a total of $16,060. The properties are adjacent to the port.

The board voted to approve a tax abatement agreement for property located in the Coastal Caverns Reinvestment Zone for Coastal Caverns 1, LP for Phases 1 through 5. Coastal Caverns will utilize natural underground structures to store liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas.

The board voted to approve the 2017 certified tax roll summary and resolution. The property value for the port totals $9,409,547,513.

The board voted to approve a change order to the 2300 Manifold Heat Trace and Insulation Project. The change order increases the contract amount by $81,125, for a total contract cost of $2,773,772.

The project is related to the Jefferson Energy project at the port’s Orange County Terminal.

The board voted to approve a change order to the 2300 Manifold Infrastructure Project. The change order increases the contract by $359,319, for a total cost of $13,190,628.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with commissioners Pat Anderson and Louis Broussard absent. Agenda

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