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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership GRCC
Galveston County
La Marque City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the execution of a letter to the La Marque Economic Development Corporation in regards to receiving revitalization funds for matching funds for Galveston County Mobility Bond Projects.

Mayor Bobby Hocking explained that the EDC will provide the city funding to pay for road projects.

“They are willing to give us $1 million to match the county's $1 million, so instead of $1.73 million for roads we will get $3.73 million,” Hocking said. Listen (1:25)

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the execution of a letter to the La Marque Economic Development Corporation in regards to receiving funds for Texas Department of Transportation infrastructure enhancements.

The funds will provide for city logos or other enhancements on TxDOT overpasses in the city.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an annual contract with Galveston County for the provision of fire protection services to unincorporated areas of Galveston County.

The county will provide $22,500 to the city for providing fire protection services.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of surface water from the Gulf Coast Water Authority in the amount of $1,382,379, which includes Bond B in the amount of $37,129 and Bond D in the amount of $245,250.

The city council voted unanimously to amend solid waste collection charges. Under the city's contract with Waste Management, fees shall be increased by 3 percent each year. The city council directed costs of a $0.56 in recycling increases to be absorbed by the city's budget in FY2019. The total cost of the increase to be absorbed is estimated at $42,000.

The city council voted unanimously to award a depository contract to Texas First Bank for a period of one year with an option to extend for one additional year.

The city council took no action regarding appointments to boards and commissions. There were no appointments offered to be made.

The city council did not meet in executive session. Therefore, no action was taken.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Chris Lane was absent. Agenda








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