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  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    Commissioners approve resolution in support of apartment development
    Washington County commissioners today approved a resolution in support of the proposed Parklane Villas development and HuntJon LLC’s application of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for housing credits.
     
    The first phase is starting in August and will rehabilitate 66 of 70 units, but what commissioners agreed on today is a resolution for a second phase which will consist of new construction and an 80-unit replacement of existing housing.

    This is phase two of the four-phased program which will renovate and or modernize or replace existing public housing.
     
    “Our mission is to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing,” said Brenham Housing Authority executive director Vince Michel.
     
    The approval of the resolution from commissioners was crucial according to Michel since the application is dependent on tax credit since and is highly competitive in which every single point counts.
     
    The 30-year-old units have structural problems which would cost a considerable amount to repair.
     
    Commissioners also approved a scope of work with DataVox for a backup and disaster recovery server at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments data room to replicate Washington County’s software and data, and granted the County Judge the authority to sign necessary documentation.
     
    Commissioners agreed to the three-year plan in order to back up 12 plus servers in the county.

    (Brenham Banner-Press)