Harris County Commissioners Court today voted to adopt a resolution recognizing Jerry Nagel on the occasion of his being named 2012 Maritime Person of the Year by the Greater Houston Port Bureau.
Nagel is President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America), Inc., which provides heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargo shipping services.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to reappoint Larry Catuzzi and Manson Johnson to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority for terms to end in August 2014.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to extend an interlocal agreement with the City of La Porte for fixed bus route service through October 31.
The commissioners court tabled action regarding an agreement with HoustonWorks USA in the amount of $83,841 for housing and support services for certain youth in connection with the HAY Center Emergency Solutions Grant Program for Protective Services for Children & Adults for the period ending February 28, 2013.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a request by Precinct 5 Constable Phil Camus for two sergeant positions to provide supervision in the Patrol Division. The request was approved subject to review by the Budget Management Department.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve, subject to review by the Budget Management Department, a request by Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Place 1 Hilary Green for the creation of a regular clerk position.
The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Commissioner Jack Cagle abstaining, to approve litigation expenses in connection with cases in county courts. Cagle abstains due to his prior position as judge of County Civil Court At Law No. 1.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to proclaim August 19 at the Downtown Aquarium and October 7 at the Kemah Boardwalk as Harris County Employee 2012 Appreciation Days.
Several items were withdrawn from the agenda, with no action taken by the commissioners court, including:
- An agreement with Michael Baker Jr., Inc., in the amount of $335,000 for plan preparation and design of bridge related maintenance improvements for the Sam Houston Tollway East from IH-10 to SH-225 in Precinct 2
- An agreement with Michael Baker Jr., Inc., in the amount of $200,000 to provide engineering services in support of the district’s countywide letter of map revision delegation program with the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- An agreement with Costello, Inc., in the amount of $200,000 to provide engineering and surveying services to resolve existing flooding problems in the South Mayde Creek watershed
- Approval of travel expenses for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for attendance at the TechNet Land Forces Conference in Baltimore, Maryland
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda