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Friendswood City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to apply for a grant through the 2017 State Homeland Security Grant Program for the purchase of 34 mobile radios for the Friendswood Police Department.

The city is seeking $129,375 in grant funds for the project, with no local match required.

The city council voted unanimously to apply for State Homeland Security Grant funds for the purchase of a “throw phone”, which is used by the police department's SWAT/Hostage negotiations team.

The grant request totals $28,499. No matching funds would be required.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the Galveston County Mosquito District to conduct aerial spraying for the abatement of mosquitoes.

The city council took no action regarding a withdrawal of the city from the Public Power Pool. A second on the item was withdrawn, therefore the item died.

The city council voted 5-2, with Jim Hill and John Scott opposed, to approve, on final reading, an amendment to the city's Zoning Ordinance to add architectural and submittal requirements for single tenant retail uses occupying 50,000 square feet or more.

The city council voted unanimously to table action regarding a Specific Use Permit for 400 East Parkwood Avenue to allow an assisted living facility for the elderly.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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