NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - APRIL 25, 2019 - 9:00 A.M.
ROOM 204 - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

WORKSHOP AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

3.A.

Clarification of Consent and Regular City Council Agenda Items - This is an opportunity for City Council to ask questions of Staff on Consent and Regular Agenda Items. (30 minutes)

3.B.

Conceptual Discussion of a Potential Public/Private Partnership with American National Insurance Company to Develop a Pedestrian Plaza and Other Improvements in the 20th Street Area of Downtown. (T. Tietjens -30 minutes)

3.C.

Discussion of terms of conditions under which transfer of the Arts and Historic Preservation funds can be transferred to the Park Board (Legal - 30 minutes)

3.D.

Discussion of construction permit deadlines (T. Sukup - 10 minutes)

3.E.

Discussion of the demolition of historic structures (Collins/Cole - 20 minutes)

3.F.

Discussion of an Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Chapter 2, “Administration”, Of The Code Of The City Of Galveston, 1982, As Amended, To Create The Galveston Cultural Arts Commission; Providing A Savings Clause; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject (B. Sanderson - 20 minutes)

3.G.

Discussion of the City's Wrecker Ordinances (T. Fanning - 30 minutes)

  1. An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 37, “Wreckers, Tow And Storage Facility”, By Replacing Chapter 37 In Its Entirety;  To Amend, Update Rules, Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties And Fees As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date.
  2. An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 35, “Vehicles For Hire”, By Amending Division 3 From “City Chauffeur’s License” To “Ground Transportation License”; To Allow Wrecker Drivers To Obtain A Ground Transportation License For Use At Incident Management Tows;  To Amend, Update Rules, Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties And Fees As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date.
3.H.

Discuss the 2019 Consolidated Plan and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Proposed Program Objectives and Projects in the total amount of CDBG $1,199,293 and HOME $258,450. (A. Law - 20 minutes)

4.

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 April 19, 2019 at 12:00 P.M.
JW Signature02
Janelle Williams, City Secretary

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