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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, February 13, 2017

Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area.

A national recreational area is a designation given by Congress to “land and water with significant outdoor recreation potential” according to the Lone Star Coastal Alliance. The proposed Lone Star Coastal area would include Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers counties. Speakers from the public also addressed the commissioners court regarding the item. Listen (16:21)

The commissioners court held a workshop prior to the meeting to hear a presentation from representatives of the National Parks Conservation Association concerning the recreation area.

The commissioners court voted to approve a change order to a contract with ALLCO, LLC for the Major Drive Extension from State Highway 124 to LaBelle Road.

The change order reduces the scope of work at Frint Road, and will result in a decrease of $33,807 to the contract, bringing the new total to $1,760,865.

The commissioners court voted to approve a use license agreement with the Lamar Institute of Technology for Ford Park.

The commissioners court voted to name Human Resources Director Cary Erickson as the designated civil rights officer for Texas Community Development Block Grant contracts.

The commissioners court voted to apply for $46,000 in funding through the SWAT HAZMAT Response Enhancement Project Grant. The grant requires no match from the county.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

The next meeting of the commissioners court will be held February 27, due to the Presidents Day holiday.




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