NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - AUGUST 9, 2018 - 9:00 A.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

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



7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Claims: 18-075 - Brian Daigreport; 18-076 - Erica Juarez Daigreport; 18-077 - Candis Kubiak; 18-078 - Bobby Jack/Leisa Collins; and 18-079 - Juana Ortiz.
8.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

8.A.

Consider for approval an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, designating the property located at 2128 Avenue N, as a "Galveston Landmark", Property is legally described as Lot 14, Block 18, 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 18P-038, 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.

Texas Gas Service - Cost Of Service Adjustment (“COSA”) Filing

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, (“City”) Approving A Negotiated Resolution Between The City Of Galveston And Texas Gas Service (“TGS” Or “The Company”) Regarding The Company’s April 27, 2018 Cost Of Service Adjustment (“COSA”) Filing; Declaring Existing Rates To Be Unreasonable; Adopting New Tariffs That Reflect Rate Adjustments Consistent With The Negotiated Settlement And Finding The Rates To Be Set By The Attached Tariffs To Be Just And Reasonable; Providing For The Recovery Of The City’s And TGS’ Reasonable And Necessary Rate Case Expenses; Adopting A Savings Clause; Determining That This Ordinance Was Passed In Accordance With The Requirements Of The Texas Open Meetings Act; Declaring An Effective Date; Repealing Any Prior Ordinances Inconsistent With This Ordinance And Requiring Delivery Of This Ordinance To The Company’s And The City’s Legal Counsel. (Legal)
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 the allocation of funds for the purchase of ninety-five (95) desktop computers in the amount of $ 127,892.80 to Centre Technologies utilizing DIR TSO Contract # 3763. (H. Dean)


11.B.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to increase the previously approved purchase amount of two Freightliner service trucks from Houston Freightliner (through HGAC) from $217,169 to $228,514 in order to increase the cab to accommodate a full work crew. (D. Smith)

11.C.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to purchase the listed service vehicle and associated equipment (Ford Taurus) from Silsbee Ford through TPASS, for a total price of $21,483 which will be funded from the Vehicle Capital Outlay account. (D. Smith)

12.

ACTION ITEMS

12.A.

Consider a Motion to Call a public hearing on September 13, 2018 on the FY 2019 Proposed Budget as required by State law. (M. Loftin)

12.B.

Consider a motion to propose a property tax rate of $0.561 per $100 of taxable value for 2018 and call a Public Hearing for August 23, 2018. (M. Loftin)

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 August 3, 2018 at 3:30 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).