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Port of Orange Board of Commissioners
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioners John Young and Keith Wallace to a committee to approve expenditures to an amount not to exceed $50,000.

The committee will be allowed to approve expenditures in emergency or unusual situations that require more immediate response.

The board voted unanimously to approve on first reading, and waive a second reading, of a special expense authorization policy.

The board voted unanimously to renew a medical insurance policy with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool. The policy was renewed with a 4 percent increase, with benefits to remain unchanged.

The board took no action regarding bits on properties being held by Orange County. There were no bids to consider.

The board took no action regarding the payment of dues to the American Association of Port Authorities. No invoice had been received as of yet.

The board scheduled its budget workshop for the FY2017 Budget to be held at the board's regular meeting on July 7.

The board voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Collins Engineering for design and testing services for Alabama Street related to the repair of damage from dam released flood waters.

The board voted unanimously to approve a lease with Gilbane Building Company for port property on Pier Road, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to approve an addendum to a lease with SMH Polymers for the lease of additional square footage as discussed in closed session.

The board took no action resulting from other items discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Board President Jerry Hughes was absent. Vice President Jimmy Smith presided over the meeting. Agenda




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