Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a non-federal reimbursable agreement with the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for flight inspection of Runway 12 at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport for compliance with FAA regulations.
“One of the projects we have on the books, slated for next year was to bring the ends of the runway into compliance,” explained interim airport manager Alex Rupp, who described the project in an interview with Guidry News Service. Listen
“After we do the dirt work, the FAA will have to fly their own equipment in to be sure that the ILS system, specifically the glide slope, was not affected by the moving of the dirt.”
The commissioners court voted to officially accept the letter of resignation of former airport director Jennifer Hogancamp.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve hotel occupancy tax allocations to the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau/Texas Extension Education Association in the requested amount of $5,000; and to the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, in the amount of $3,000. The GTMBC had requested $4,000, but the commissioners court adopted the recommendation of the Jefferson County Tourism Committee.
The commissioners court voted to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Orange County Navigation and Port District for distribution of 2009 Port Security Grant funds.
The commissioners court voted to table action on a burn ban order that has been on the agenda each week since last year’s drought. The county is not currently under a burn ban.
The commissioners court approved a resolution recognizing Carla Stewart for 13 years of service in the Jefferson County Tax Office and wishing her well in her retirement.
All other agenda items were approved with unanimous votes with all members present Agenda