Pearland City Council appoints two to boards

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Two appointments to city boards were made at the City Council meeting Nov. 26 at City Hall in Pearland.
Donna Rizzo was appointed to Position No. 2 on the Development Authority of Pearland Board. Her term will expire Nov. 1, 2020. The board is composed of five (5) members that serve staggered two-year terms. Resolution No. R2004-107 created the Development Authority of Pearland Board.
The Authority is organized for the purpose of aiding, assisting, and acting on behalf of the City of Pearland in the performance of their governmental functions, to promote the common good and general welfare of the city, to promote the economic development and diversification of the city, to develop, encourage and maintain employment, and to develop and expand commerce in the city.
Herb Fain, Jr., Position No. 3, was appointed as TIRZ No 2 Board Chairperson beginning Jan. 1, 2019 for a one-year term. A Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) is an economic development tool available to cities under Texas Law. A TIRZ is a specific geographic area defined by the city council.
The TIRZ #2 Board makes recommendations to the city council regarding administration of the TIRZ plan and use of the TIRZ proceeds. The board consists of nine (9) members.
Council also had to consider and take possible action on the second and final reading of Ordinance No. T-28 Zone 18-00009 for amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC).
In new business, council considered amending the City’s Comprehensive Financial Management Policy Statements to enhance the city’s long-term goal of maintaining fiscal health and stability.
Council also discussed a resolution of the city council awarding a bid for construction services associated with the FM 521 Ground Storage tank Project to DN Tanks.
Several resolutions were discussed and considered for the McHard Road Extension Project along with bids for projects for design services as well as construction services.
Council input and discussion was given regarding placing a maximum finished floor elevation limit for building above the floodplain and the city’s future property tax rebates to in-City Municipal Utility Districts.

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