Architects and contractors will begin assessments of county facilities and roads damaged during Hurricane Harvey this month after commissioners hired a Houston-based firm Monday.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire Huitt-Zollars to assess facilities damaged by Harvey and determine what needs to be done to repair them.
The county’s contract with the firm agrees to a set of hourly rates for contractors depending on their position, ranging from $70 an hour for general administrative help to $240 an hour for the project principal, according to county documents. But the project can’t exceed $500,000 without returning to the court for approval, according to the contract.
The assessments will give the county a better scope of the damage sustained by Hurricane Harvey to county facilities and roads, County Judge Mark Henry said.
The county expects to spend local tax dollars on the infrastructure repairs, but also will seek federal reimbursement, Henry said.