NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - 1:15 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

INVOCATION

Rev. Stephen Payne - Holy Family Parish
4.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  • American Flag
  • Texas Flag - Honor the Texas Flag.  I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state, under God, one, and indivisible.
5.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

6.

PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS OF COUNCIL, OFFICER BOARDS, AND CITY MANAGER



6.A.

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415, the City Council may report on any of the following items:

1. Expressions of thanks, gratitude, and condolences 

2. Information regarding holiday schedules

3. Recognition of individuals
         A.  Catholic Daughters of America Sunday Proclamation
 B.  Diaper Awareness Week Proclamation
 C.  Constitution Week Proclamation
 D.  Galveston Ed Fest for All Day

4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement
7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Claims:  19-072 - Vivian Garcia; 19-073 - Lucia Spak; 19-074 - Becky Wilson; 19-075 - AT&T Southwestern Bell; 19-076 - Texas Gas Service; 19-077 - Teyo Gutierrez. 
8.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

8.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations, By Amending Article 5: “Section 5.109, Signs In Central Business (Cb), Urban Neighborhood (UN), Neighborhood Services (NS), And Traditional (TN) Districts”; To Add And Clarify The Signage Allotments In The Urban Neighborhood Zoning District (Table 5.109), And To Clarify Location And Size Of Name Plates; Planning Case Number 19ZA-004; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)

8.B.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Designating The Property Located At 1107 Church / Avenue F, As A “Galveston Landmark”, Property Is Legally Described As M. B. Menard Survey, Lot 5, Block 371, In The City And County Of Galveston, Texas; Requesting The Historic Preservation Officer Record The Property's Landmark Designation In The Official Public Records Of Real Property In Galveston County, The Tax Records Of The City Of Galveston And The Central Appraisal District, And The Official Zoning Maps Of The City Of Galveston, Texas; Planning Case Number 19P-046; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)

8.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Designating The Property Located At 2012 Avenue N 1/2 And Legally Described As The M.B. Menard Survey, West 16-5 Feet Of Lot 10 & East One-Half Of Lot 11 (10-1), Northwest Block 44, Galveston Outlots, In The City And County Of Galveston, Texas As A Historically Or Archeological Significant Site In Need Of Tax Relief To Encourage Its Preservation; Granting A Substantial Rehabilitation For Historic Property Tax Exemption; Designating The City Manager To Execute Those Documents Necessary To Implement The Tax Incentive Program; Planning Case Number 19LC-047; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (D. Lunsford)

9.

PUBLIC COMMENT

A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
10.

ORDINANCES (NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS)


10.A.

Consider for approval an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas levying ad valorem taxes for tax year 2019 in the amount of 57 cents and 9.885 mills ($0.579885) upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of property valuation for the tax year 2019; Making various findings and provisions related to the subject. (M. Loftin)

10.B.

Consider for Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Amending Chapter 34, “Traffic” By Amending Article XI, “Valet Parking” To Clarify And Provide Modifications To Better Comply With Regulations Related To Valet Parking In The City Of Galveston; Making; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (C. Gorman)

11.

CONSENT ITEMS

The following items shall be considered for action as a whole, unless one or more Council Members objects.  The City Manager is authorized to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney.
11.A.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Approving And Authorizing The City To Withdraw From The Galveston County Transit District; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (R. Beverlin)

11.B.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Submitting The Names Of Five (5) Nominees Or Less For Election To The Galveston Central Appraisal District Board Of Directors; Directing The City Secretary To Send A Certified Copy Of This Resolution To The Galveston Central Appraisal District; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Yarbrough)

11.C.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Supporting The Application Of A Boating Access Grant From The Texas Parks And Wildlife Department For City Property Located At 2326 Skymaster Road; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (B. Sanderson)

11.D.

Consider for approval of the low responsive bidder (BID #19-008) Angel Brothers Enterprises, LTD, for the Seawall Boulevard Mill and Overlay project from Boddeker Road to SH87 (Ferry Road) in the amount of $981,629.00. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.E.

Consider for approval of the low responsive bidder (BID #19-010) Main Lane Industries, LTD, for the City of Galveston Downtown Pedestrian Transit Improvements project in the amount of $897,240.00 (base bid plus alternates one through four). Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.F.

Consider for approval allowing Public Works to purchase the listed furnishings for the Public Works Facility. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.G.

Consider for approval Change Order #3 to the contract with J. W. Kelso Company, Inc., for the City of Galveston Public Works Facility project, increasing the contract by $29,936.00 from the amount of $10,691,972.20 to the amount of $10,721,908.20. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.H.

Consider for approval Change Order No. 3 to the contract with Ardent Construction LLC, for the 30th Street Water & Electric Light Station Rehabilitation project increasing the contract by $28,033.00 from the amount of $2,982,147.51 to a new total amount of $3,010,180.51. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.I.

Consider for approval of Change Order No. 17 to the contract with Cardinal Contractors, Inc., for the new 59th Street Pump Station project, decreasing the contract by $71,758.00 to a new total amount of $17,973,348.69 and extending the contract term by 28 calendar days. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.J.

Consider for approval of Change Order No. 2 to the contract with Main Lane Industries, Ltd., for the Harborside Drive from 51st Street to 2nd Street Project, increasing the contract by $126,007.99 from the amount of $2,003,806.85 to a new total amount of $2,129,814.84. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.K.

Consider for approval of a contract with Gulf Star Roofing and Sheetmetal for the City Garage Re-Roof project (RFP #19-26) in the amount of $340,500.00 for the base bid and alternate #1, (estimated total cost not to exceed $ 357,500.00). Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (C. Kenworthy)

11.L.

Consider for approval a contract between the City of Galveston and FlixBus Inc. for Bus Transit Services (R. Beverlin)

11.M.

Consider for approval the renewal of the City’s Utility Management Solution technical support and maintenance agreement for $31,053. (H. Dean)

11.N.

Consider for approval a contract between the City of Galveston and WebQA for software subscription costs for GovQA FOIA Applications, the City’s management system for public information requests. The contract is for a three-year period with two optional one-year renewals. The cost is $9,860.00 annually. The funding source is the Records Management line item. (J. Williams)

11.O.

Consider for approval an Agreement appointing Judge Schweitzer to be the Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Galveston for a two-year term.

11.P.

Consider for approval minutes of the August 8, 2019 Special Meeting, and the August 22, 2019 Workshop and Regular Meeting. (J. Williams)

11.Q.

Receive and file the following documents:

  1. Certificates of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan - Applicant The Children's Center, Inc.
  2. Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Financial Statements for year ended December 31, 2018
  3. Families, Children and Youth Board Annual Report 2017-2019
  4. Galveston Central Appraisal District Approved 2020 Operating Budget
  5. Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan Review Ad Hoc Committee Final Report and Recommendations
  6. Resolution related to the construction of the Grand Parkway (SH99)
  7. Letter from the Texas Historical Commission regarding Galveston Houston & Henderson (GH&H) Freight Depot, 325 33rd Street
11.R.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Authorizing The City To Accept A $41,588.34 Step Comprehensive Grant From The Texas Department Of Transportation For Traffic And Dwi Enforcement During Fiscal Year 2020; Directing The City Manager To Execute All Necessary Documents Relating To The Grant. (V. Hale)

11.S.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Supporting The Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force And Authorizing The City Manager And Chief Of Police To Execute All Necessary Documents For Submitting A Grant Application For State Assistance; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (V. Hale)

12.

ACTION ITEMS

12.A.

Discuss and consider an amendment to the Employment Agreement between the City of Galveston and City Manager Brian Maxwell; authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement upon final approval by the City Attorney. (Yarbrough)

12.B.

Consider For Action A Motion To Remove Tom Schwenk From The Landmark Commission For Failure To Attend Seventy Five Percent Of The Landmark Commission Meetings Within A Twelve Month Period As Required By Galveston City Code Sec. 2-164.

12.C.

Discuss and consider appointments to the following city boards, commissions, and committees:

  1. Airport Advisory Committee - District 4
  2. Animal Services Advisory Board - Positions 1 through 5
  3. Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board - Positions 1, 4, 6, and 7
  4. Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals - Positions 1 through 7, Alternate Positions 1 and 2
  5. Civil Service Commission - Position 1 (City Manager Appointment/confirmed by City Council)
  6. Commission for the Arts - Positions 3 and 7
  7. Families, Children and Youth Board - Position 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, and 19
  8. Finance, Fiscal Affairs and Investment Committee - District 3
  9. Galveston Wharves Board/Galveston Port Facilities Corporation - Positions 1 and 2
  10. Landmark Commission - Positions 1, 2 and 4, Alternate Position 2
  11. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board - Mayoral, Districts 5 and 6
  12. Police Pension Fund - Positions 4 and 5
  13. Planning Commission - Positions 5 and 7
  14. Tree Committee - Districts 1, 2, 3, and 6
  15. Zoning Board of Adjustments - Position 1
13.

ADJOURNMENT

I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on September 13, 2019 at 12:00 P.M.
JW Signature02
Janelle Williams, City Secretary

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PERSONS IN NEED OF A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHALL, WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEEDING, CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE, SUITE 201, 823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 (409-797-3510).