NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - JANUARY 23, 2020 - 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

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.  Bill Adriance - Report on trip to Sister City Macharaviaya, Spain
     B.  Z Krew Proclamation

4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement
7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Claims:  19-099 - Ernest Scott, Jr.; 19-100 - Thomas Fitzhugh; 19-101 - Perry Johnson; 19-102 - Paul Montalbano; 19-103 - Margaret O'Neal; 19-104 - Thomas Kron; 20-001 - Tom Thumb Nursery; 20-002 - Gloria Peruz; 20-003 - Christopher Loeffler; 20-004 - Linda Waldren.
8.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

8.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Suspending Operation Of The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulation Section 5.413 Related To Political Signs In City Right-Of-Ways Pending Clarification And Amendment Related To That Regulation, Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

8.B.

Consider for Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations To Comply With State Law; Including But Not Limited To Regulations For Gun Shops And Shooting Ranges; Planning Case Number 19ZA-008; Providing For An Effective Date; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)

8.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations, Article 9: “Landscaping”, To Add Division 9.600, “Palm Preservation”, To Provide For The Protection Of Certain Palm Species; Planning Case Number 19ZA-006; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)

8.D.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations, By Amending Article 9: Section 9.500, Tree Preservation To Provide The Requirement Of A Permit Prior To Removal Of A Significant Tree And Clarification Of Activities That May Be Harmful To Trees; Planning Case Number 19ZA-007; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)

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, Approving The Amended And Restated Articles Of Incorporation And The Amended And Restated Bylaws Of Galveston Island Redevelopment Authority; Directing The Filing Of The Same With The Office Of The Texas Secretary Of State, Providing For Finding Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Yarbrough)

Documents:
  1. RDA Ordinance.pdf
10.B.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Ordering And Calling An Election To Be Held In The City Of Galveston On The 2nd Day Of May, 2020, For The Purpose Of Electing A Mayor At-Large And Six (6) District Council Members, Each For A Two-Year Term; Making Provisions For The Conduct And Giving Notice Of The Election; Designating Polling Places; Designating Hours For Voting; Providing For Publication Of The Notice Of The Election; Providing Bilingual Election Requirements; Providing For A Severability Clause; Providing An Open Meetings Clause; Providing A Savings Clause; Declaring Findings Of Fact; And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

10.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Ordinance Number 15-059, The City’s Financial Incentives Program For Historic Properties, Regarding Administrative Review Of Determinations Of Eligibility For Substantial Rehabilitation For Historic Properties; Planning Case Number 19PA-056; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, And Providing For An Effective Date. (C. Gorman)

10.D.

Consider an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, amending the total operating budget for Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2019, by adjusting various budget accounts in the amounf of $1,935,861 to adjust and and properly record for expenditures in connection with distribution of two percent Cost of Living pay increase, contractual fees, separation pay, Island Transit subsidy and operating transfers for grant matching funds and for technology improvements.; making various findings and provisions related to the subject; and providing for an effective date. (m. Loftin)

10.E.

City Code Review:

10.E.1.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 2, “Administration” To Add Provisions For The Office Of The City Marshal; Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 22, “Municipal Court” To Remove Provisions For The Office Of The City Marshal; To Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter(S) As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

10.E.2.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 10, “Building Code”, To Amend Permit Regulations For Construction Activity; To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (Development Services)

10.E.3.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 18.5, “Lead Abatement”, To Amend, Update Rules, Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalities As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

10.E.4.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 33.5, “Tobacco Products”, To Amend, Update Rules, Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

10.E.5.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Code Of The City Of Galveston, As Amended, Chapter 35, “Vehicles For Hire”, To Amend, Update Regulations, Standards, And Definitions; Allow For Regulation By The City Marshal’s Office, To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Providing For Penalties As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (City Marshal)

10.E.6.

Consider For Approval 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”, To Allow Regulation By The City Marshal’s Office, To Make Clarifications, Rename, Renumber And Rearrange The Chapter As Applicable; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; Providing For An Effective Date. (City Marshal)

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 directing staff to close out all Neighborhood Funds, transferring the remaining District 5 funds to the General Fund for use at Jones Park, and transferring the remaining District 6 funds to the General Fund for the purpose of creating a new K-9 Recreational Facility. (Yarbrough)

11.B.

Consider for Approval an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City and Galveston Independent School District for the creation of a citizen and dog recreation area.

11.C.

Consider for approval moving the April 23, 2020 Workshop and Regular Meeting to April 30, 2020, and scheduling a Special Meeting on May 13, 2020 for the purpose of canvassing the May 2, 2020 General Election. (Yarbrough)

11.D.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Of Galveston Texas Suspending The February 6, 2020 Effective Date Of Texas Gas Service Company’s Requested Increase To Permit The City Time To Study The Request And To Establish Reasonable Rates; Approving Cooperation With Other Cities In The Texas Gas Service Company’s Central Texas And Gulf Coast Service Areas; Hiring Legal And Consulting Services To Negotiate With The Company And Direct Any Necessary Litigation And Appeals; Authorizing Intervention In GUD No. 10928 At The Railroad Commission; Requiring Reimbursement Of Cities’ Rate Case Expenses; Finding That The Meeting At Which This Resolution Is Passed Is Open To The Public As Required By Law; Requiring Notice Of This Resolution To The Company And Legal Counsel. (Legal)

11.E.

Consider for Approval the Reallocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds (Program Years ’15–’18) totaling $674,524.22 to the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary contracts, certifications, and documents for the Projects. (A. Law)

11.F.

Consider approving purchases of operational supplies using the contracts with Pro Chem, Inc., through the Goodbuy purchasing cooperative. Estimated costs for products not to exceed Council approved budgets. (M. Loftin)

11.G.

Consider for approval to continue outsourcing with Level One LLC for various professional print shop services relating to the utility services monthly billing statements. (M. Loftin)

11.H.

Consider for approval the purchase from National Meter & Automation formerly known as Badger Meter for various water meters, meter parts, registers, transmitter combinations and other ancillary equipment in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for fiscal year 2020. (M. Loftin)

11.I.

Consider approval of an award for a one-year contract, with four optional one-year renewals for Bid 20-001 Maintenance, Repair, and Operational Supplies. Authorizing the City Manager to execute the contracts upon final approval by the City Attorney. (M. Loftin)

11.J.

Consider approving the renewal of the Oracle database software support agreement for $23,860.98 utilizing DIR Contract TSO – 4158, Oracle America, Inc(H. Dean).

11.K.

Consider approving the renewal of the Kronos software maintenance and support agreement in the amount of $36,311.98 (H .Dean).

11.L.

Consider For Approval A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Galveston, Texas, approving a memorandum of understanding between the City of Galveston Police Department and the United States Coast Guard for the provision of local resources to the Coast Guard; authorizing the city manager to execute the agreement and all other necessary documents upon final approval by the city attorney; providing for findings of fact and for an effective date. (V. Hale)

11.M.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Wharves Board Of Trustees For The Conduct Of A Preliminary Study For The Placement Of A Pump Station And Related Infrastructre On Port Property Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute A The Agreement; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (B. Cook)

11.N.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Wharves Board Of Trustees For The Placement Of A Water Line As Part Of The Rehabiliation Of Old Port Industrial Road By The Port Of Galveston Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute A The Agreement; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (D. Christodoss)

11.O.

Consider for Approval: Replacement of the Airport WWTP Administration Building Storage Room Overhead Door in the amount of $16,800. (R. Pugh)

11.P.

Consider for Approval: Purchase of Replacement Parts for Airport WWTP Bar Screen in the amount of $23,352.04. (R. Pugh)

11.Q.

Consider for approval entering into an Agreement with Applied GRT for the provision of 3rd Party Consultant and Project Education Services for the Airport Pump Station Project. (Dudley Anderson)

11.R.

Consider for approval Change Order #5 to the contract with Construction LTD, for the Fire Station #1 New Site Construction and Existing Site Demolition project increasing the contract by $950,434.03 (9.88%) from the amount of $10,040,956.00 to the amount of $10,991,390.03 and extending the contract term by 217 days. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.S.

Consider approval of Change Order #1 to the contract with Preload, LLC, for the New 7.5 MG Ground Storage Tank at 59th Street project increasing the contract by $125,044.32 from the amount of $5,374,800.00 to the amount of $5,499,844.32 (2.3% increase to the original contract), and extending the contract term by 110 days. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.T.

Consider approval of Change Order #02 with Lucas Construction Company, Inc., for the 27th Street Improvements from Avenue O to Seawall Boulevard (Phase II) project (RFP #19-12) increasing the contract by $48,939.00 from the amount of $1,358,713.00 to the amount of $1,407,652.00 (a cumulative increase of 3.71% from the original contract sum). Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City (D. Anderson)

11.U.

Consider for approval of Change Order No. 3 to the contract with LEM Construction Co., Inc., for the Airport Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project, increasing the contract by $129,633.20 from the amount of $7,073,677.09 to a new total amount of $7,203,310.29. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.V.

Consider for approval Change Order No. 4 to the contract with Main Lane Industries, Ltd., for the 45th Street Improvements from Broadway to Seawall Boulevard project, increasing the contract by $147,051.53 (1.63%) from the amount of $10,379,271.80 to a new total amount of $10,526,323.33. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.W.

Consider for approval Change Order No. 3 to the contract with Alamo Environmental Inc. dba Alamo1, for the City of Galveston Incinerator Demolition and Concrete Cap Construction project, decreasing the contract by $81,541.01 from the amount of $4,404,163.08 to a new total amount of $4,322,622.07 and adding 15 days to the contract time. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.X.

Consider for approval Change Order #5 to the contract with J. W. Kelso Company, Inc., for the City of Galveston Public Works Facility project, increasing the contract by $263,426.00 (2.45%) from the amount of $10,930,716.20 to the amount of $11,194,142.20, and extending the contract term by 91 days. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.Y.

Consider For Approval modification of the final 2 years of the annual maintenance contracts on Foxboro A2/PAC system and equipment at Supply Division Water Pump Stations and various Elevated Storage Tank facilities from sole source provider Schneider-Electric Systems USA Inc. The cost of the annual contracts will be $81,773.00 for 2020 and $84,635.00 for 2021. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (A. Grasso)

11.Z.

Consider for approval awarding the annual contracts for the purchase of pipes, parts, and fittings (Bid 20-002) to CPR Services & Supply, Inc. dba MDN Enterprises, ACT Pipe & Supply, Accurate Utility Supply, Core & Main LP, Ferguson and Coburn Supply Co. Authorizing City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (A. Grasso)

11.AA.

Consider for the approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of Galveston establishing certain special events as serving public purposes, authorizing the City Manager to execute the standard form agreement from the Texas Department of Transportation for temporary closer of state right of ways for each event along with all other necessary documents. (D. Smith)

11.BB.

Consider for the approval of the change order (#1) totaling $3,578.56 to All Tech Fuel Systems for additional work required for the system upgrade to the automated fueling system located at 2800 Santa Fe Place (Trolley Barn), which was previously awarded under RFP 19-08A. The original approved amount was $45,907.36. The total project cost with this change order will be $49,485.92. (7.8%). (D. Smith)

11.CC.

Consider for the approval of the repairs to the ladder and platform on unit 1830, which is a 2002 E-One Fire Department ladder truck, to the lowest bidder that is able to handle all required repairs, Siddons Martin, for a total of $22,238.13. Funding source is the garage outside repairs account and TML insurance. (D. Smith)

11.DD.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to purchase the listed rolling stock and associated equipment (Roller for Collections/Distribution Divisions) from R.B. Everett & CO. through Buy Board for a total price of $18,770 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Smith)

11.EE.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to purchase the listed rolling stock and associated equipment (Bucket Truck for the Traffic Division) from Silsbee Ford Inc. through Good Buy for a total price of $138,173.50 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Smith)

11.FF.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to purchase the listed rolling stock and associated equipment (Boring Machine w/equipment for Sewer/Collections Divisions) from EKA through Buy Board for a total price of $159,803.77 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Smith)

11.GG.

Consider for the approval allowing the Fleet Facility to purchase the listed rolling stock (PD Patrol Service Tahoe’s) and associated equipment from Caldwell Country through Buy Board for a total price of $232,812 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Smitth)

11.HH.

Consider for the approval allowing purchases of small trailers utilizing the HGAC Buy Cooperative Purchasing contract with Nationwide Trailers, and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. Estimated costs for products not to exceed Council approved budgets. (D. Smith)

11.II.

Consider for Approval the Purchase, Delivery and Placement of Two (2) Modular Restroom Buildings, Wheelchair Ramp and Stairs from Mobile Modular (BuyBoard Contract #556-18) for Lee and Joe Jamail Park and Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex for the Amount of $131,372.00. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.JJ.

Consider for Approval the Bid from GT Roofing, Painting and Construction to Build a 2,800 sq. ft. Outdoor Deck at the Lasker Park Pool. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.KK.

Consider for approval an Agreement between the City of Galveston and Galveston Lassie League Softball Organization for the usage of Watson, Carter, and Godnich Ballfields; Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney (M. Rabago)

11.LL.

Consider for Approval the Bid from Fun Abounds for Bid Reference Number 20-008 Menard Park - AU Inclusive Playground. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.MM.

Consider for Approval the Bid from Fun Abounds for Bid Reference Number 20-009 Wright Cuney Park Playground. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.NN.

Consider for Approval the Bid from Fun Abounds for Bid Reference Number 20-010 San Jacinto Park Playground. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.OO.

Consider for approval a contract for election services between the City of Galveston and Galveston County for the purpose of holding a City Election on May 2, 2020 and a possible Runoff Election on June 13, 2020. (J. Williams)

11.PP.

Consider for approval minutes of the November 14, 2019 Workshop and Regular Meeting, and the December 12, 2019 Workshop and Regular Meeting. (J. Williams)

11.QQ.

Receive and file the following documents:

  1. Port of Galveston Strategic Master Plan
  2. Galveston Central Appraisal District - Board of Directors Election 2020-2021
  3. Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) - 2020 Membership Dues and Summary of Services
12.

ACTION ITEMS

12.A.

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

  1. Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board
  2. Landmark Commission
12.B.

Discuss and consider appointments to Houston-Galveston Area Council:

  1. General Assembly and Board of Directors
  2. Transportation Policy Council
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 January 17, 2020 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).