NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 17, 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.

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
4.

ACTION ITEMS

4.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Canvassing The Returns Of The General Election Held On November 3, 2020; Officially Declaring The Results Of The Election; Declaring The Regularity And Legality Of The Election; Directing The City Secretary To Prepare The Election Register And To Preserve The Election Records; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date.

4.B.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Ordering A Runoff Election To Be Held In The City Of Galveston On December 15, 2020, For The Purpose Of Electing A Mayor And City Councilmember To Districts Two (2), Three (3), And Five (5); Providing For The Means And Method Of Carrying Out Said Election; Designating Hours For Voting; Providing Bilingual Election Requirements; Designating Polling Places; Providing For Early Voting; Providing For Notice Of The Runoff Election; Providing For A Severability Clause; Providing An Open Meetings Clause; Providing A Savings Clause; Declaring Findings Of Fact; And Providing For An Effective Date.

4.C.

Recognition Of Service By Outgoing Council Members

4.D.

Administer The Oath Of Office To Elected City Council Members

  1. District 1 City Council Member
  2. District 4 City Council Member
  3. District 6 City Council Member
4.E.

Notification Of Intent To Appeal The Arbitration Award In The Grievance Filed By Clint Stevens Related To The Galveston Ferry Detail And Upheld By The District Court. (Legal)

Documents:
  1. City Atty Memo.pdf
4.F.

Consider for Approval acceptance of a grant award from the US Department of Homeland Security, Port Security Grant Program for financial assistance in purchasing an all hazard response boat for fire and rescue operations in the amount of $196,254.00. Authorizing the City Manager to sign all necessary documents upon final approval of the City Attorney. (C. Olsen)

5.

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 November 13, 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).