Here’s some of what your local governments will get up to on Tuesday:
County commissioners will meet at 8:45 a.m. to consider approving the county clerk’s plan to assess an additional $10 fee for recording certain transactions to support the clerk’s records archive fund.
Commissioners will then adjourn that meeting and call to order their regular meeting at 9 a.m. to consider, among other things, authorizing the sale of fireworks during the week leading up to Texas Independence Day; and approving an award to T. Johnson Industries, Inc. a $210,620 contract on its bid for the Hull Fresh Water District Project.
The Liberty City Council Tuesday night meeting will include a work session on “residential solid waste collection” — that’s what the rest of us call garbage pickup.
Before that, the council will vote on officially setting its next election in May, designating certain vehicles and equipment as surplus so the city can get rid of them, awarding a bid for repairs to the Public Works Service Center, and on whether to give library patrons a week in April to return their overdue books without having to pay fines.
While not a government function, here is a reminder of what some the folks who want to be in, or stay in, government will be doing tomorrow evening:
The Liberty County Republican Party will host a meet and greet for Republican candidates at the Dayton Community Center Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also, an agency of our state government is still trying hard to give local businesses free money, but it’s having a surprisingly hard time getting their attention.
Add this to your own agenda for Wednesday
Texas Back in Business will host a webinar for Hurricane Harvey-affected small businesses Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. to explain how those businesses might obtain grants of $50,000 to $250,000 through the General Land Office. That money can be used for a variety of purposes, including operating capital, supplies, equipment, or even for hiring more workers, and qualifying as a Harvey-affected small business is not limited to having suffered physical damage. Economic hardship caused by Harvey can be enough to qualify.
The application deadline is March 2.
Visit recovery.texas.gov/tbib to access the live stream.
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Access code: 668 573 392
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