NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - APRIL 30, 2020 - 1:15 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 no public access to the location described above.

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.  National Beach Safety Week Proclamation
    B.  Fair Housing Month Proclamation

4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement
7.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Claims:  20-031 - Dianellie Garcia; 20-032 - Dorothy Cade; 20-033 - Warren Hoffman; 20-034 - John Sweetman.
8.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

8.A.

Consider for Approval An ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, amending the City Code by changing the street name of Lockheed Drive to "Gene Lucas Boulevard" between Jones Drive and its terminus east of Hope Boulevard; making various findings and provisions related to the subject. (T. Tietjens)

8.B.

Consider for Approval An ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, amending the City Code by adding the name "Charlie Roque" to 83rd Street between Stewart Road and Piper Street; making various findings and provisions related to the subject. (T. Tietjens)

8.C.

Conduct a Public Hearing and Consider for Approval the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Consolidated Program Objectives and Projects in the total amount of $1,490,525 (CDBG Allocation of $1,214,844 and HOME Allocation of $275,681) and CDBG and HOME Program Income total estimates of $60,000 and Amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan. Authorize the City Manager to file a grant application with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and execute all necessary contracts, certifications, and documents for the Programs. (A. Law)

9.

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 provided to the City Council. 

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

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, Declaring A State Of Disaster And Emergency In The City Of Galveston Related To The Emergence Of The Corona Virus/Covid 19; Extending The State Of Disaster And Emergency In The City Of Galveston Until May 30, 2020, Extending All Emergency Orders Issued By The Mayor And Confirmed By The Council Until May 30, 2020; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, Providing For A Penalty And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

10.B.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas; Modifying Certain Emergency Orders Ratified By City Council In Ordinance 20-28; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, Providing For A Penalty And Providing For An Effective Date. (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 a resolution designating authorized signatories for the City’s DR-4332 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program Contract Number 20-065-001-B947; authorizing signatures on the Depository/Authorized Signatories Designation Form; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.B.

Consider for Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Approving An Interlocal Agreement With The University Of Texas Medical Branch For The Provision Of Water To The UTMB Locations In The City Of Galveston, Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

11.C.

Consider approving a Resolution authorizing the City of Galveston to adopt rules to ensure the identification, security and confidentiality of electronic solicitations and providing an effective date, utilizing the City’s current document management system. (M. Loftin)

11.D.

Consider for approval of the Grant Terms and Conditions (Grant Agreement) with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) funding for COVID-19 eligible costs and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the legal department. (T. Wrobleski)

11.E.

Consider for approval the award of RFP #20-10 to UTEAP to provide an Employee Assistance Program for a three (3) year period. (K. Etienne)

EAP Contract Approval
11.F.

Consider for approval a one-year extension to the contract on the Annual Sanitary Sewer and Force Main Rehabilitation Project (RFP 19-14) to T Con Construction, LLC for an additional amount not to exceed the Council approved Capital Improvement Plan budget; authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (T. Pedraza)

11.G.

Consider approval of Change Order #01 with Angel Brothers Enterprises Ltd., for the 49th Street Improvements from Ave P to Ave S 1/2 project (RFP #19-29) decreasing the contract by $26,062.32 from the amount of $3,649,779.25 to the amount of $3,623,716.93 (a cumulative decrease of 0.71% from the original contract sum). (D. Anderson)

11.H.

Consider approval of Change Order #04 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 $19,610.00 from the amount of $1,464,877.00 to the amount of $1,484,487.00 (a cumulative increase of 9.37% from the original contract sum). Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

11.I.

Consider approval of Change Order #1 to the agreement with E. P. Brady, Ltd., for the 24 inch Water Transmission Line from 59th Street Pump Station to the Airport Pump Station (RFP #19-24) increasing the project cost by $33,390.63. This represents an increase in the total project cost of 0.2% from the original amount of $17,159,876.30 to the amount of $17,193,266.93. (D. Anderson)

11.J.

Consider for approval Change Order #6 to the contract with Construction LTD, for the Fire Station #1 New Site Construction and Existing Site Demolition project increasing the contract by $111,738.00 from the amount of $10,991,390.03 to the amount of $11,103,128.03 and extending the contract term by 60 days. (D. Anderson)

11.K.

Consider for approval Change Order #7 to the contract with J. W. Kelso Company, Inc., for the City of Galveston Public Works Facility project, increasing the contract by $214,618.00 (2.0%) from the amount of $11,232,419.20 to the amount of $11,447,037.20. (D. Anderson)

11.L.

Consider for approval Change Order No. 6 to the contract with Ardent Construction LLC, for the 30th Street Water & Electric Light Station Rehabilitation project increasing the contract by $63,281.00 from the amount of $3,086,632.51 to a new total amount of $3,149,913.51 and adding 136 days to the contract time. (D. Anderson)

11.M.

Consider for approval the selection of HRGreen for the Professional Engineering Services for the Solids Handling Building Replacement Project at the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

11.N.

Consider for approval the selection of HRGreen for the Professional Engineering Services for Capacity Improvements in the Terramar Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Service Area. (D. Christodoss)

11.O.

Consider for approval the selection of HRGreen for Professional Engineering Services for Retrofitting the Dewatering Equipment for the Grit Removal System at the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). (D. Christodoss)

11.P.

Consider for approval the selection of HRGreen for Professional Engineering Services for Rehabilitation and Improvements of Lift Stations #34, #37, #49, #52 and #56. (D. Christodoss)

11.Q.

Consider for approval the selection of Freese and Nichols for the development of the AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment (RRA) and the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to comply with the American Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018. (D. Christodoss)

11.R.

Consider for the approval of a resolution supporting the transfer of the remaining three (3) Gillig buses that are owned by the City of Galveston to Gulf Coast Center for the League City Park & Ride, and thereby authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement thereof. (D. Smith)

11.S.

Consider for the approval of the change order payment for the required ladder and platform repairs to unit 1830, which is a 2002 Fire Department ladder truck, to Siddons Martin, for an additional $9,835.20 to the previously approved amount of $22,238.13. Funding source is the garage outside repairs account and TML insurance. (D. Smith)

11.T.

Consider for the approval of a resolution supporting an extension of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Galveston, Texas and Harris County (dba Harris County RIDES), in an amount not to exceed $400,000 in support of Subsidized Taxi Services for the delivery of ADA Paratransit/Demand Response Transit Services, and thereby authorizing the City Manager to execute the attached agreement thereof. (D. Smith)

11.U.

Consider for approval Staffs Recommendation to hire Grindline Skateparks Inc. for Repairs to the Johnathan M. Romano Skatepark. (M. Rabago)

11.V.

Consider for Approval Staffs Recommendation to hire A&H Electric for Lighting Improvements at Menard Park. Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Necessary Documents upon Final Approval by the City Attorney. (M. Rabago)

11.W.

Consider for Approval Staffs Recommendation to hire Four Seasons Development Company Inc. to Replace the Perimeter Fence at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center and Park. (M. Rabago)

11.X.

Consider for Approval the Bid from JCR Construction for Solicitation IRFB 20-IRFB-002 Seawall Fort Crockett Park Amenities Re-paint Project. (M. Rabago)

11.Y.

Consider for approval minutes of the Regular Meeting and Executive Session held on March 24, 2020; and minutes of the Special Meetings held on April 3, 2020, April 9, 2020, and April 16, 2020. (J. Williams)

Documents:
  1. _03242020-3346.pdf
12.

ACTION ITEMS

12.A.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Authorizing The City Manager To Accept Grant Funds From The Moody Endowment For The Purchase Of Personal Protection Equipment For First Responders, Directing The City Manager To Execute All Necessary Documents Relating To The Grant; Directing The City Secretary To Send A Certified Copy Of The Resolution To The Texas Department Of Transportation; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (T. Wrobleski)

12.B.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Of Galveston Denying Texas Gas Service Company’s Requested Rate Increase; Requiring The Company To Reimburse The City’s Reasonable Ratemaking 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 The City’s Legal Counsel. (Legal)

This item was posted to the Agenda on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  It cannot be considered until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
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 April 24, 2020 at 2:30 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).