NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - AUGUST 13, 2020 - 1:15 P.M.
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.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

4.

PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS OF COUNCIL, OFFICER BOARDS, AND CITY MANAGER



4.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
     
4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement
5.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Claims:  20-053 - Tricon Land Surveying; 20-054 - Julie Quiroga; 20-055 - John Ridley; 20-057 - John Casados; 20-058 - Angelica Jiminez; 20-059 - Eric Copado; 20-060 - Robert D. Ireland; 20-061 - CenterPoint Energy; 20-062 - CenterPoint Energy; 20-063 - Darryl and Laura Goalen; 20-064 - Dona Howard; 20-065 - Doris Van Sooster; 20-066 - Patricia Parker; 20-067 - Jeremy Kargozar; 20-068 - Alexandria Armone.
6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

6.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Changing The Zoning From Residential, Single-Family (R-1) To A Resort/Recreation (Res/Rec) Zoning District On Property Commonly Knownn As 23700 San Luis Pass Road / Fm 3005 And Which Is Legally Described As Lot 1r (1-18), 38.249 Acres, Galveston Island Rv Resort (2015), In The City And County Of Galveston, Texas. Planning Case Number 20p-021; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (A. Montalvan)

7.

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
8.

ORDINANCES (NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS)


8.A.

Amendment to Election Ordinance

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Ordinance 20-039, Ordering And Calling An Election To Be Held In The City Of Galveston On The 3rd  Day Of November, 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; Providing The Candidate Filings Received For The Postponed May 2, 2020 Election Remain Valid For The November 3, 2020 Election And The Filing Period Will Not Be Re-Opened; Designating Polling Places; Designating Dates And Hours For Early Voting; Designating The Date And Hours Of The Election Day; 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)
8.B.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Designating A Presiding Councilmember Who Will Act In The Event Of Unavailability Of The Mayor Pro Tem; Providing For That Designation To Continue Until The Position Of Mayor Has Been Filled By Election And The Winner Has Qualified For Office; Providing For A Method To Determine Unavailability Of The Mayor Pro Tem; Providing For A Severability Clause; Providing An Open Meetings Clause; Providing A Savings Clause; Declaring Findings Of Fact; And Providing For An Effective Date. (Brown)

8.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Authorizing The Reallocation Of One (1) Police Officer Position To Increase The Number Of Lieutenant Positions From 6 To 7; Specifying The Number Of Classified Civil Service Police Department Personnel Positions At 163; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; And Providing For An Effective Date Of August 21, 2020. (K. Etienne)

9.

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.
9.A.

Consider for approval of the a design amendment from Arceneaux Wilson & Cole LLC (AWC), for design and construction support to the 24-inch waterline project increasing the contract amount by $50,215 to $1,840,215 from the original contract amount of $1,790,000. (D. Christodoss)

9.B.

Consider for approval of a design amendment from T. Baker Smith (TBS), to design the 14th Street Drainage Improvement Project – DR-4332-024 reducing the original contract amount of $2,272,861 by -$35,850 for an amended reduced design fee of $2,237,010. (D. Christodoss)

9.C.

Consider for approval payment to Lexipol, LLC for the annual renewal of the Police Department’s Rules and Regulations Policy Manual Update with Daily Training Bulletins, in the amount of $20,312.00. (V. Hale)

Documents:
  1. Lexipol 2020.pdf
9.D.

Consider for approval the purchase of twenty-six (26) JXG-513 Artemis Temperature Detection scanners from Staples for city facilities for the protection of the public and employee health and safety due to COVID-19, and authorize the City manager to complete the purchase utilizing CARES ACT funding. (C. Kenworthy)

9.E.

Consider for ratification a one year Health Services Agreement between the City of Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Authorizing COVID-19 lab and antibody testing for City employees and dependents (K. Etienne).

9.F.

Consider for approval minutes of the July 23, 2020 Workshop and Regular Meeting. (J. Williams)

Documents:
  1. _07232020-3476.pdf
9.G.

Receive and file the following documents:

  1. Letter from Governor Abbott - response to request for Special Election
  2. Letter to President Trump - Direct Fiscal Assistance - signed by Mayor Pro Tem Brown
10.

ACTION ITEMS

10.A.

Consider a motion calling a public hearing on September 10, 2020 on the FY 2021 Proposed Budget as required by State law. (M. Loftin)

11.

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 August 7, 2020 at 12:15 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).