Brookshire City Council discusses code enforcement issues at Feb. 4 meeting

By R. Hans Miller | News Editor
Posted 2/9/21

Brookshire City Council discussed the need for the city to have a code enforcement officer or contractor that could serve in that capacity at their Feb. 4 meeting. Multiple items on the agenda …

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Brookshire City Council discusses code enforcement issues at Feb. 4 meeting

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Brookshire City Council discussed the need for the city to have a code enforcement officer or contractor that could serve in that capacity at their Feb. 4 meeting. Multiple items on the agenda related to enforcement of the city’s ordinances including an alleged nuisance property on First Street.

Other issues included maintaining drainage to city standards and permitting for a food truck to operate in the city. City Attorney Justin Pruitt said the issues brought up in the meeting emphasized the city’s need to move forward with establishing some sort of code enforcement person or consultant. Pruitt had worked with city staff and spoken with consultants regarding the city’s ordinances and their enforcement and recommended the city move forward with approving the combination job description and bid request language he had provided to them.

Multiple council members said they had not had time to review the verbiage Pruitt had established and asked for a decision on the verbiage to be postponed to the next council meeting on Feb. 18, which was confirmed by a majority vote.

Council also approved allowing city staff to look into helping the family of Julian Nino, whose home was burned down in a Jan. 27 fire. While Pruitt said that the city was legally limited on what it could do, council voted to direct staff to pursue those options available to help remove debris from the trailer home fire at the Cookson Mobile Home Park.

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