NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 - 9:00 A.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL 823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510
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SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER
Rev. Jude Ezuma - Holy Family Parish
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Texas Flag - Honor the Texas Flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state, under God, one, and indivisible.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Abandoning Property Adjacent To 628 93rd Street And Adjacent Property Is Legally Described As Lot 1, Block 9, Massa Unrecorded Subdivision; In The City And County Of Galveston, Texas; Planning Case Number 21P-040; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)
Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations, By Amending ‘Article 2: “Uses And Supplemental Standards”, To Modify The Requirements For Accessory Buildings And Structures; Planning Case Number 21ZA-003; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (C. Gorman)
Consider for Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Creating A Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay Zoning District In A Residential, Single-Family (R-3) Zoning District To Allow For An “Office” Land Use On Property Commonly Known As 1301 Market / Avenue D, And Which Is Legally Described As M.B. Menard Survey Lots 5-7, Block 493, In The City And County Of Galveston, Texas; Planning Case Number 21P-041; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; And Providing For An Effective Date.
Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Granting A Variance Pursuant To Section 4-1 “Sales Near Schools, Churchs Or Hospitals” Of “The Code Of The City Of Galveston, 1982 As Amended” And In Accordance With Section 109.33(E) Of The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code; Regarding The Sale Of Alcoholic Beverages On Property Located At 5102 Broadway / Avenue J; Which Is Legally Described As “M. B. Menard Survey, Lots 8, 9, & East 38-4 Feet Of Lot 10, Block 231, In The City And County Of Galveston Texas And Which Is Located Within Three Hundred Feet Of A School, Church, Or Hospital; Planning Case Number 21PLM-00104; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject.
Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Levying Ad Valorem Taxes For Tax Year 2021 In The Amount Of 49 Cents And 8.500 Mills ($0.498500) Upon Each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Of Property Valuation For The Tax Year 2021; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject.
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.
Consider for approval an MOU between the City of Galveston and The University of Texas Medical Branch. The purpose of this partnership is to address the medical aspects of disaster. The Coalition aims to better identify and address gaps in coordinated patient care during disasters through the establishment and maturation of a Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS). (R. Simmons)
Consider for approval the proposal from Freese and Nichols, Inc., for risk assessment and programming of the EPA lead and copper rule compliance project in the amount of $49,619. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (T. Pedraza))
Discuss and consider appointments to the following City boards, commission, and committees:
Airport Advisory Committee
Animal Services Advisory Board
Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board
Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Families, Children and Youth Board
Finance, Fiscal Affairs and Investment Committee
Galveston Wharves Board
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Police Pension Fund
Sister Cities Program Committee
Zoning Board of Adjustments
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 Threat Posed By Tropical Storm Nicholas To The City Of Galveston; Extending The State Of Emergency Ordered By Mayor Brown, Extending Various Emergency Orders Issued By The Mayor; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, Providing For A Penalty And Providing For An Effective Date.
Pursuant to Texas Gov’t Code 551.071- Consultation with attorney, an executive session will be conducted to discuss and receive legal advice concerning pending litigation and/or a settlement offer, or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter, related to the following:
Cause Number 19-cv-2191; Sharon Davis, and as assignee of The City of Galveston, v. Quality Works Construction, Inc. and Insurors Indemnity.
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 12, 2021 at 6:45 P.M.
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).