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Galveston County
Jamaica Beach City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to cast the city's ballots in favor of re-electing Victor Pierson to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Pierson, along with Scott Brast, Clay Morrison, David Moss and Kevin Corcoran are seeking re-election to the five-member board, and Vaun Henry, Mary Trish Hanks, Roney McCrary and Bruce Clawson have also been nominated for election to the board. Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson also serves on the board as an ex-officio member. Taxing entities in Galveston County may cast a number of ballots based on their percentage of the overall tax levy of the county. Jamaica Beach has six ballots, which were all cast in favor of re-electing Pierson.

The city council voted to award a contract to Silvas Wastewater Services for the operation of the wastewater treatment plant. The item was amended to approve the contract for a term of one-year.

The city council voted to approve a recommendation to appoint Shannon Lucas to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors.

The city council voted to appoint Jo Beth Berry, Gina Fahrenthold, Kristen Dillman, Dave Voight and Justin Stiff to the Park Board Committee.

The city council voted to approve $4,000 in funding, to be paid through the Reserve Park Boad Fund, for the Park Board Christmas event.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Mayor Steve Spicer absent. Mayor Pro Tem Gene Montgomery presided over the meeting. Agenda

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