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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Dickinson City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing federal and state mandates for heavier and longer trucks on highways and roads.

The item was requested by the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks. The city will send a letter to state and federal elected officials asking them to oppose proposed legislation increasing the allowable weight for tractor trailers by 17,000 pounds.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution denying a proposed rate increase by Centerpoint Energy Entex and Centerpoint Energy Texas Gas for natural gas rates and for the consolidation of Centerpoint's Houston and Texas Coast service areas.

The company has proposed a $31 million increase in revenues.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on second reading, an ordinance rezoning approximately 3.496 acres at 2704 Dickinson Avenue from a Conventional Residential District to a Neighborhood Commercial District.

During the meeting, the city council held a public hearing regarding the proposed annexation of properties located in the vicinity of State Highway 3 and Deats Road, east of Highway 3 until Hill Avenue and north of Salvato Street until Deats Road.

A total of 14 speakers addressed the city council, all speaking in opposition to the annexation.

The city council took no action as a result of executive session discussions with the city attorney regarding pending or contemplated litigation.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Bruce Henderson was absent. Agenda

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