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Jefferson County
Port Arthur City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting that the Texas Department of Transportation lower the speed limit on State Highway 69 from Jimmy Johnson Boulevard to 39th Street.

The item was requested by Council Member Willie “Bae” Lewis, and seeks to lower the speed limit due to the number of accidents along the highway.

The city council tabled action regarding a resolution in support of a proposal by Entergy Texas, Inc. for the construction of the Montgomery County Power Station.

The proposed gas-fired generation facility is proposed to be located near Willis, Texas.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a five-year information technology plan for the city.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution calling for a public hearing to consider a change in transit service levels. The item was amended to remove the term “fare” in the original item, which stated the public hearing would be to consider a change in transit fare service levels. The proposal is only for a change in routes, and will not impact fares.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Rosie Vela to provide temporary contract services for the city's Finance Department. The item was amended to remove an option to renew the contract for a one-year period.

The city council voted unanimously to increase a blanket order with Bracewell, LLP, in an amount not to exceed $16,000, to conclude the legal matter between the City of Port Arthur and the City of Bridge City, as discussed in closed session.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding pending litigation in the matter of George Clark vs. City of Port Arthur.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote of the members present at the time of the vote. Council Member Morris Albright was absent. Agenda

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