NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 - 9:00 A.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.

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

4.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

4.A.

Clarification of Consent and Regular City Council Agenda Items - This is an opportunity for City Council to ask questions of Staff on Consent and Regular Agenda Items. (30 minutes)

4.B.

Hurricane Laura Wrap Up (B. Maxwell/D. Buckley - 15 minutes)

4.C.

Discussion of Civilian Pension Board Actions (B. Maxwell/D. Buckley - 15 minutes)

4.D.

Discuss The Diversity And Inclusion Plan To Increase Female Representation Throughout The City Of Galveston Workforce Focusing On Recruitment And Retention Of Females In The Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works, And Municipal Utilities. (K. Etienne - 15 Minutes)

4.E.

Discussion 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 - 20 Minutes)

4.F.

Discussion Of Upcoming Interviews For Planning Commission and Wharves Board, and appointments to all City boards, commissions, and committees (Brown - 10 Minutes)

4.G.

Report of City Council's Park Board Representative (Collins/Brown - 10 minutes)

5.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (10:00 AM)

5.A.

Conduct a public hearing on September 10, 2020 on the FY 2021 Proposed Budget as required by State law.

5.A.1.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Adopting The Annual Governmental And Proprietary Funds Budget For The Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2020 And Ending September 30, 2021; Making Appropriations For City Operations And Capital Projects For Such Fiscal Year As Reflected In Such Budget; Authorizing Various Other Transfers; Approving And Adopting The FY 2021 Capital Budget; Approving And Adopting The Budget Of The Industrial Development Corporation, Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date. (M. Loftin)

5.A.2.

Consider for action a motion ratifying the property tax increase reflected in the FY 2021 Budget. (M. Loftin)

5.B.

Conduct a public hearing to consider the proposed property tax rate of $0.56 per $100 of taxable value for 2020.

5.C.

Resolution Sandpiper Cove - 3916 Winnie Street

Consider For Approval 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.

RECESS

The City Council reserves the right to take a 30-minute recess at this time during the meeting.
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, Approving And Adopting The Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan For Fy 2021-2025; And Making Certain Findings And Containing Certain Provisions Related To The Subject. (M. Loftin)

8.B.

Consider for approval an ordinance ratifying and confirming Ordinance No. 18-052, as supplemented and amended by Ordinance No. 18-67, pertaining to the City of Galveston, Texas, Tax and Revenue Emergency Anticipation Note; Ratifying and confirming the payment of principal and interest thereon and the Forward Delivery & Purchase Agreement, paying agent/registrar agreement, and form of Note related thereto. (M. Loftin)

8.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Ordinance 20-048, Regarding The Designated Polling Places For The 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 Other Provisions Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

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 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.B.

Consider For Approval Accepting The City Auditor's Report on Galveston Police Department LESO (1033) Equipment Inventory AUCITY2020-1 (G. Bulgherini).


9.C.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Designating John Manlove As The President Of The Galveston Island Redevelopment Authority To Serve The Same Annual Term As The Other Officers Of The Authority, Providing For Findings Of Fact And For An Effective Date. (Legal)

9.D.

Consider for approval the purchase of 16 Tasers and related equipment from Axon Enterprise, Inc. through Buy Board (Contract #603-20) at a total cost of $35,593. Funding will be the U.S. Department of Justice’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant account. (V. Hale)

9.E.

Consider for approval, authorizing the City Manager to execute the 2021 Texas Department of Transportation, Routine Airport Maintenance Program (RAMP) Grant, which allows the Airport to be reimbursed up to $50,000.00 in eligible airport maintenance expenses upon final approval of the City Attorney (M. Shahan).


9.F.

Consider for the approval allowing Island Transit to purchase a set of four heavy duty column lifts and associated equipment for the garage and trolley barn operations from Reeder Distributors through Buy Board for a total price of $47,303.69. (D. Smith)

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's Appointment) - appointment of Steve Marijevich
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 September 4, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.
JW Signature02
Janelle Williams, City Secretary

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