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Galveston County
Friendswood City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, October 04, 2018

Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Steve Rockey opposed, to adopt the city's FY2019 Budget.

Te budget includes projected revenues of $58,628,153, with anticipated expenditures of $58,265,943. Also included are two additional full-time police officers to serve as school resource officers, a part-time jailer and a utilities maintenance worker. News Release

The city council voted 5-2, with Rockey and Carl Gustafson opposed, to ratify the property tax revenue reflected in the budget.

The city council voted 5-2, with Rockey and Gustafson opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.5324 per $100 valuation for the 2018 Tax Year.

Of the total tax rate, revenues from $0.437173 per $100 valuation will be dedicated to maintenance and operations, while revenues from the remaining $0.095218 per $100 will be used for payments on the city's bonded indebtedness.

The city council voted 4-3, with Gustafson, John Scott, and Robert Griffon opposed, to approve the Stevenson Park Pool Restroom and Ticket Office Project, and enter into a contract with Corworth for design, building and installation of the ticket office building and restroom building.

The city council voted 6-1, with Griffon opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with the Houston_Galveston Subsidence District to participate in the WaterWise Conservation Program.

The city council voted 5-2, with Scott and Rockey opposed, to approve, on second and final reading, an ordinance providing for a reasonable limit on the amount of time to be spent without charge for repeat public information requestors.

The ordinance establishes a limit of 36 hours per requestor during a 12-month period that corresponds with the city's fiscal year, as well as a monthly time limit of 15 hours.

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

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