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Galveston County
Galveston County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos by Juan Peña
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract to Westchase Express, Inc. for the operation of the Veteran's Sports Complex at Jack Brooks Park.

Westchase Express will operate the complex, and pay electricity and water bills at the location, plus pay the county a monthly fee of $11,400 and 2.5 percent of profits in the first year.

The commissioners court voted 2-2, with County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Ken Clark opposed, to deny a request from Constable Precinct 2 for a reallocation within the precinct's salaries and benefits for a step and grade and salary increase from a deputy position to a sergeant position.

An item regarding approval of a budget amendment for Justice Court Precinct 2 for a new deputy court clerk position for the remainder of FY2017 was deferred by Henry.

The commissioners court voted 2-2, with Henry and Clark opposed, to deny a request by Constable Precinct 3 for a transfer from the General Fund Budgeted Reserves for a step and grade and salary increase for from a part-time deputy position to a full-time sergeant position.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement concerning Breath Alcohol Technical Supervisor services. The supervisor will be a state employee and will ensure breathalyzer devices are calibrated and working properly.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution approving of the Galveston County multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize the county's legal department to continue to provide legal representation in the matter of Cause No. D-1-GN-000916, as discussed in closed session.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to authorize an agreement and release in settlement of Charge No. 460-2017-01026, C.K. vs. Galveston County Sheriff's Office, as discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Darrell Apffel was absent. Agenda




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