Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit a grant application to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, which would be used to develop a coastal shoreline access master plan for Brazoria County.
“Every year the Texas upper coast loses thousands of acres of coastal marshes and wetlands due to relative sea level rise, shoreline erosion, water quality, presence of invasive species, salinity intrusions, lack of sediment supply, etc.,” said the application narrative. “Brazoria County is experiencing habitat loss due to these natural processes, but also due to urban growth and industrialization.” Document
The commissioners court voted to approve contracts with the Texas General Land Office totaling $100,000 for the purchase of property using a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality grant.
The commissioners court voted to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Texas Conference of Urban Counties and to purchase a $117,970 jury system module and $16,746 worth of hardware for the project from Tyler Technologies of Delaware through the cooperative contract.
The commissioners court appointed Lesa Girouard as interim purchasing agent.
The commissioners court voted to designate July 15-22 as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week in Brazoria County.
A proposal to regulate outdoor burning during the period of drought conditions was pulled from the agenda “until time certain.” The county is not currently under a burn ban.
All other agenda items were approved unanimously, with all members present. Agenda