NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - DECEMBER 14, 2017 - 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.

3.B.

Discussion of an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, amending Chapter 10, “Building Code,” Article V. “Dangerous Building Code”, of the code of the City of Galveston 1982; as amended to add provisions for the regulation of substandard buildings; providing a penalty provision; providing an effective date of January 1, 2018; making various findings and provisions related to the subject (Adriel Montalvan - 15 minutes)

Documents:
  1. CC Pkt.pdf
3.C.

Discussion of an Ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations (LDR’s), As Amended, To Update, Revise And Clarify Those Provisions Regulating Land Development Activity Within The City; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date; Planning Case Number 17ZA-004 (Adriel Montalvan - 20 minutes)

3.D.

Discussion of the Draft City of Galveston Dune Protection and Beach Access Plan (D. Henry - 30 minutes)

3.E.

Discussion of scheduling two additional meetings in January 2018 - (1) a Special Called City Council Meeting to discuss and consider items related to TIRZ 13, and (2) the Texas Public Officials Workshop training course for the Mayor and City Council Members. (Yarbrough - 10 minutes)

3.F.

Discussion of a donation from the Moody Foundation to the Galveston County Recovery for the benefit of the City and its employees suffering Hurricane Harvey related losses (B. Maxwell - 10 minutes)

3.G.

Discussion of the water leak from the abandoned water line at Saladia and Avenue Q (Doherty/Yarbrough - 15 minutes)

3.H.

Discussion of an Ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas continuing the provisions of Chapter 24, "Offenses—Miscellaneous", Section 24-6, “Curfew For Minors” of "The City Code of Galveston, 1982, as amended”; providing for an effective date and sunset provision; making various findings and provisions related to the subject. (Legal - 20 minutes)

4.

EXECUTIVE SESSION


4.A.

Pursuant to Texas Gov’t Code 551.071- Consultation with attorney, an executive session will be conducted to discuss and receive legal advice concerning pending litigation and/or a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter, related to the following:


4.A.1.

Case No. 09-35324: In Re Estate Of Sonya Porretto, Chapter 7, In The United States Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District Of Texas

4.A.2.

Case No. 16-CV-0701; Jackie Cole, Elizabeth Beeton and Jos Writers v. Galveston Island RDA; 10th Judicial District

4.A.3.

Case No. 13-CV-0844; CDM Smith v. City of Galveston et al, IN the 56th Judicial District of Galveston County

5.

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 December 8, 2017 at 3:15 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).