NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 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
      a.  Erin Toberman Proclamation
      b.  United Way Day Proclamation    

4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement
5.

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
6.

ORDINANCES (NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS)


6.A.

Ordinance Extending State Of Emergency

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas; Extending The State Of Emergency And Disaster Related To The COVID-19 Virus Until January 31, 2021, Extending Certain Emergency Orders Ratified By City Council Relating To The Operation Of Electronic Amusement Machines, The Suspension Of Building Code And Flood Plain Regulations For Placement Of A COVID-19 Temporary Screening Facility At Scholes Airport; Requiring Commercial Entities Providing Goods Or Services Directly To The Public To Develop A Health And Safety Policy Mandating The Wearing Of Masks In Their Facility,   Requiring The Wearing Of Face Masks In Public And Restricting Mass Gatherings; Discontinuing The Emergency Order Restricting Indoor Gatherings Of Five Hundred People Or More; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject, Providing For A Penalty And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)
6.B.

Consider for approval an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas levying ad valorem taxes for tax year 2020 in the amount of 56 cents and no mills ($0.560000) upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of property valuation for the tax year 2020; Making various findings and provisions related to the subject. (M. Loftin)

6.C.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Procedures For Allocating Net Disbursable Funds To Eligible Groups For The Two Year Award Period Of 2019 To 2021; Allowing Unused Funds From The First Year Of The Award To The Second Year Of Award; Providing This Is Limited Policy Change Will Be Made Only For The 2019-2021 Awards; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date. (Collins/Brown)

7.

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.
7.A.

Rollover Beach User Fees and Use of Park Board Vehicles Audit Reports

Consider for approval rolling over  the following reports to CMS and F&CPG:
  1. Beach User Fees to CMS and F&CPG for “Cash Controls”.
  2. Personal Use of Park Board Vehicles to CMS and F&CPG for “Payroll Controls”. (GBulgherini).


7.B.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, accepting an Impaired Driving Mobilization and Speed Enforcement Grant for Fiscal Year 2021 from the Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $56,916.52, with a local match of $13,928.21. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (V. Hale)

7.C.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute An Interlocal Cooperation Agreement With Galveston County For Continued Participation In The Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force; Approving And Authorizing The City Manager To Execute The Agreement; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (V. Hale)

7.D.

Consider approval of a contract with Metro City, LLC for a project to construct a plaza west of City Hall (RFP#20-21) in the amount of $500,000.00 and approval of a total project cost of $500,000.00. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

7.E.

Consider approval of a contract with RAC Industries, LLC for a project to rebuild and improve 35th Street from Post Office to Broadway (RFP#20-14) in the amount of $3,039,528.80 and approval of a total project cost of $3,117,457.80. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

7.F.

Consider approval of a contract with RAC Industries, LLC for the Church Street Drainage Improvements (RFP#20-17) in the amount of $1,650,997.04 and approval of a total project cost of $1,690,964.04. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney. (D. Anderson)

7.G.

Consider for approval awarding the contract on the Mill and Overlay Annual Service Agreement (RFP 20-13) to Angel Brothers Enterprises, LTD for an 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. (R. Winiecke)

7.H.

Consider for approval the purchase of a replacement pump at Lift Station 51 from Pumps Solution Inc. in an amount not to exceed $18,379.00. (T. Pedraza)

7.I.

Consider for approval the purchase of a replacement pump at Lift Station 30 from Pumps of Houston Inc. in an amount not to exceed $18,885.00. (T. Pedraza)

8.

ACTION ITEMS

8.A.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending The Policy For Interviewing Candidates For Positions On The Wharves Board, Park Board And Planning Commission To Provide That Council May Conduct Interviews Of Candidates Solely By Written Questions If Deemed Appropriate By Council, Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (Brown)

8.B.

Consideration of amendment to agreement retaining the firm of Marc Hill to represent the City in the condemnation action being pursued by Texas Terminals. (Legal)

9.

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 11, 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).