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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Commissioner Stacy Adams opposed, to approve a tax abatement application for Shintech, Inc., doing business as K-Bin, Inc., for a $15 million project in the county.

The company plans to expand its “B Plant” facility, including a warehouse addition and new production line to increase production capacity. K-Bin is a PVC compounding company. The project is expected to create 10 new jobs in the county.

The county will abate 100 percent of the value of eligible improvements for a term of 7 years.

The commissioners court voted 3-2, with County Judge Matt Sebesta and Adams opposed, to approve a merit stipend for Step 15 employees.

A total of 14 employees have reached the top step in the salary classification table and are ineligible for further step increases. The county will provide two stipend increases of 1.5 percent of their respective salaries each, with one increase to take place on April 1 and the second on October 1.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation declaring November as Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Brazoria County. Proclamation

The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Jackie Haynes to the Brazoria County Historical Comission.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to reject offers on the resale of three properties held due to failure to pay taxes:

  • $1,000 offered for property on Tanner Street (Krause, Block 1 Lot 5) held in trust by Columbia-Brazoria ISD
  • $1,000 offered for property on Tanner Street (Krause, Block 2 Lot 6) held in trust by Columbia-Brazoria ISD
  • $1,000 offered for property on Tanner Street (Krause, Block 2 Lot 7) held in trust by Columbia-Brazoria ISD

The commissioners court voted unanimously to accept a donation from Freeport LNG. Sebesta noted the item had been incorrectly placed under Constable Precinct 4 in the agenda, and belonged under Commissioner Precinct 4.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to obtain the services of Will Clark for the appraisal and sale of property owned in fee by the county, located off County Road 611, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from any other items discussed in closed session.

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

To view a video of the meeting, Click Here




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