NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
FRIDAY - APRIL 3, 2020 - 2:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Order of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the City Council of the City of Galveston will conduct its Special Meeting by telephone/video conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called "social distancing") to slow the spread of the Corona Virus/COVID-19.  There will be public access to the location described above.

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Members of the public may submit a public comment using the web link below.  All comments submitted prior to the meeting will be read by City Staff during the meeting. 

https://forms.galvestontx.gov/Forms/PublicComment

A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
4.

ACTION ITEMS

4.A.

An Ordinance Extending The Provisions Of City Ordinance 20-023

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Extending The Provisions Of City Ordinance 20-023 Declaring A State Of Disaster And Emergency In The City Of Galveston Related To The Emergence Of The Corona Virus/COVID 19 And The Emergency Orders As Detailed In That Ordinance; Ratifying The Amendment To The  Declaration Of A State Of Disaster And Emergency In The City Of Galveston; Confirming The Orders Issued By The Mayor Subsequent To The Passage Of Ordinance 20-023 Related To Closing The Public Beaches In The City Of Galveston; Closing Beach Access Points West Of The Western Terminus Of The Galveston Seawall; Amending The Mandated Closure Of Short Term Rental Facilities And Closing Bed And Breakfast Facilities And Hotels Operating In The City; Requiring Minimum Stays For Recreational Vehicles At RV Parks In The City And Prohibiting Parking Of RVs In City Parks And Commercial Parking Lots; And Granting City Staff Authority To Suspend Building And Flood Plain Regulations At Galveston Scholes Field; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, Providing For A Penalty And Providing For An Effective Date.
4.A.1.

Declaration Of A Local State Of Disaster Related To The Emergence Of Corona Virus/COVID-19; and Amended Declaration Of A Local State Of Disaster And Emergency Related To The Emergence Of Corona Virus/COVID-19

4.A.2.

Order Closing Entertainment Venues Operating on Galveston Island Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.3.

Order Closing Restaurants And Bars In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.4.

Order Prohibiting Consumption Of Food Within One Hundred Feet Of A Take Out Food Establishments In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.5.

Order Closing Guided Tours Operating on Galveston Island Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.6.

Order Suspending Licenses To Use For The Placement Of Tables, Benches And Chairs In The Public Right Of Way In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.7.

Order Prohibiting Operation of Electronic Amusement Games Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.8.

Order Mandating Closure Of Commercial Fishing Pier And Charter Boat Operations In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.9.

Order Mandating That Citizens Stay In Place In Their Residence, Making Exceptions For Those Engaged In Essential Activities, Business Or Governmental Operations In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.10.

Order Mandating Closure Of Short Term Rental Facilities In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.11.

Order Closing Public Beaches In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.12.

Order Prohibiting Vehicular Traffic On Certain Beaches And Closing Certain Beach Access Points Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.13.

Order Closing Public Beach Access Points West Of The Western Terminus Of The Seawall In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.14.

Amended Order Mandating Closure Of Short-Term Rental Facilities In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of Galveston

4.A.15.

Order Closing Bed And Breakfast Facilities And Hotels Operating In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.16.

Order Requiring A Minimum Period Of Stay For Recreational Vehicles In Rv Parks Operating Within The City Of Galveston And Prohibiting The Parking Of Recreational Vehicles In Any Public Park Or Commercial Parking Lot In The City Of Galveston Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

4.A.17.

Order Granting City Staff Authority To Suspend The Application Of Building Code And Flood Plain Regulations At The Galveston Scholes Field So As To Allow The Temporary Construction And Placement Of Temporary COVID 19 Screening Facilities By PHI Aviation LLC For The Screening Of Its Employees, Passengers And Customers Using The Airport Leasehold Facilities Issued By The Mayor Of The City Of Galveston

5.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

5.A.

Update on Corona Virus/COVID-19

6.

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 March 31, 2020 at 12:30 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).