NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - AUGUST 27, 2020 - 1:15 P.M.
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING

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: 20-069 - Rachel Gonzales; 20-070 - Casey Carl; 20-071 - Jessica Smith; 20-072 - Sandra Alexander. 
6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

6.A.

Resolution - Sandpiper Cove - 3916 Winnie Street

A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Expressing Its Support For The Application  By Galveston 3916 Winnie Street, LP For Private Activity Bonds For Low-Income Housing Tax Credits At 3916 Winnie Street, In Galveston, Texas, 77550, Authorizing An Allocation Of Housing Tax Credits For The Approval Of The Rehabilitation Of The Development; Directing The City Secretary To Send A Certified And True Copy Of This Resolution To Representatives Of Galveston 3916 Winnie Street LP, For Inclusion In Its Application To The Texas Department Of Housing And Community Affairs For Private Activity Bonds For Low-Income Housing Tax Credits At 3916 Winnie Street, Galveston, Texas; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, And Providing For An Effective Date (Legal)
6.B.

Resolution - 5228 Broadway/Avenue J, 5100 Sealy/Avenue I And 5215 Winnie/Avenue G

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Expressing Its Support For The Application  By Mccormack Baron Salazar, Inc.,  For Private Activity Bonds For Low-Income Housing Tax Credits At 5228 Broadway/Avenue J, 5100 Sealy/Avenue I And 5215 Winnie/Avenue G, In Galveston, Texas, 77550, Authorizing An Allocation Of Housing Tax Credits For The Approval Of The New Construction Of The Development; Directing The City Secretary To Send A Certified And True Copy Of This Resolution To Representatives Of Mccormack Baron Salazar, Inc., For Inclusion In Its Application To The Texas Department Of Housing And Community Affairs For Private Activity Bonds For Low-Income Housing Tax Credits At 5228 Broadway/Avenue J, 5100 Sealy/Avenue I And 5215 Winnie/Avenue G, Galveston, Texas; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)
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.

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)

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 The City Auditor's Audit Plan For 2021 (G. Bulgherini).


9.B.

Consider For Approval Accepting The City Auditor's Report on Short Term Rental Properties - HOT2020-1 Short Term Rental Audit (G. Bulgherini).

9.C.

Consider for approval of a grant agreement and disbursement of ten thousand dollars to Doug McLean from the Arts Commission Fund for the purposes of creating a statue with historic importance to the City of Galveston. (M. Jadidi)

9.D.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Adopting The Submittal Of Interim Updates #1 Submitted July 10, 2020 And August 17, 2020 To The Galveston Hazard Mitigation Plan Mitigation Strategy; Authorizing The City Manager To Execute Those Documents Necessary Regarding Eligibility And/Or Receipt Of Any And All Available Funding. (T. Wrobleski)

9.E.

Consider for approval the City of Galveston Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Citizen Participation Plan. (T. Wrobleski)

9.F.

Consider for approval the funding of a grant in the amount of $50,000 to the Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) for the collection, analysis, and provision of local business and economic loss and recovery data for the detennination of economic recovery needs due to COVID-19, and authorize the City manager to complete the grant utilizing CARES ACT funding. (T. Wrobleski)

9.G.

Consider for approval a recommendation from the Chapter 172 Health Benefits Plan Board of Trustees to renew Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas as the carrier for Specific and Aggregate Stop Loss Coverage effective October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021(K. Etienne).

9.H.

Consider for approval an agreement for video streaming services between the City of Galveston and Swagit Productions, LLC. (B. Sanderson/M. Barnett)


9.I.

Consider for approval the purchase of Microsoft Office 365 licenses and implementation services from Sequel Data Systems in an amount not to exceed $170,049 for a one (1) year term with the option to extend the agreement for an additional 1 year term. (H. Dean)

9.J.

Consider for approval awarding Bid 20-016 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to U.R.W., Inc in the amount of $100,000.00 for first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorizing City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (C. Olsen)

9.K.

Consider for approval the annual renewal of the Inter-local agreement with Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool for the 2020–2021 fund year for Workers Compensation TPA coverage. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (R. Simmons)


9.L.

Consider for approval the annual renewal of the Inter-local agreement with Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool for the 2020–2021 fund year for Liability and Property coverage. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (R. Simmons)


9.M.

Consider approving a Resolution supporting the City of Galveston’s $2,000,000 Grant application to the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation’s (USBR) “WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2021,” including $4,500,000 in City matching funds to support the City’s Sustainable Interactive Customer Connections project. (T. Pedraza)

9.N.

Consider for approval, a proposal from Excergy for the City of Galveston Sustainable Interactive Customer Connections (SICC) project for a year one fee not to exceed $178,834. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (T. Pedraza)

9.O.

Consider approval to authorize the City Manager to amend the current design agreement for professional services of Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc for renovations to City Hall and reduce the fee $445,965.04. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

9.P.

Consider for approval Change Order No. 6 to the contract with Main Lane Industries, Ltd., for the 45th Street Improvements from Broadway to Seawall Boulevard project, increasing the contract by $220,580.09 (2.45%) from the amount of $10,639,574.35 to a new total amount of $10,860,154.44. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

9.Q.

Consider for approval Change Order #7 to the contract with Construction LTD, for the Fire Station #1 New Site Construction and Existing Site Demolition project increasing the contract by $422,505.00 from the amount of $11,103,128.03 to the amount of $11,525,633.03 and extending the contract term by 30 days. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

9.R.

Consider approval of Change Order #02 with Angel Brothers Enterprises Ltd., for the 49th Street Improvements from Ave P to Ave S 1/2 project (RFP #19-29) increasing the contract by $74,867.50 from the amount of $3,623,716.93 to the amount of $3,698,584.43 (a cumulative increase of 1.33% from the original contract sum). Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

9.S.

Consider approval of a proposal from Terracon Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $49,855.00 to perform Construction Material Testing for the Airport Water Plant Expansion project. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

9.T.

Consider for the approval of the annual payment totaling $22,900 for the Shah Transportation Manager / NewGen dispatch licensing and software support which will be funded by the Island Transit maintenance contracts account, and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Smith)

9.U.

Consider for the approval of the emergency repairs to the ladder and platform on unit 1830, which is a 2002 E-One Fire Department ladder truck, to Siddons Martin who is equipped to handle all required repairs in an expedited manner, for a total of $22,645.62. The funding source is the garages outside repairs account. (D. Smith)

9.V.

Consider for approval minutes of the August 13, 2020 Workshop and Regular Meeting. (J. Williams)

Documents:
  1. _08132020-3513.pdf
10.

ACTION ITEMS

10.A.

Consideration of the resolution issued by the Galveston Wharves Board regarding Trustee O’Rourke and giving direction to the City Attorney for further action related to the Galveston Wharves Board. (Legal)

10.B.

Discuss and consider appointments to the following City boards, commission, and committees:

  1. Civil Service Commission (City Manager appointment)
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 21, 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).