NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
WEDNESDAY - MAY 15, 2019 - 1:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS/ROOM 204 - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONVENE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS TO CONSIDER AGENDA ITEMS 1 THROUGH 6, AND WILL MOVE INTO ROOM 204 FOR ITEM 7  - WORKSHOP ITEMS.

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA


1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

4.

PUBLIC COMMENT

A. Agenda Items
B. Non-Agenda Items
5.

ORDINANCES (NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS)


5.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Canvassing The Returns Of The Proposition A Election (Election) Held On May 4, 2019; 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 An Effective Date. (Legal)

6.

ACTION ITEMS

6.A.

Consider For Approval A Resolution By The City Of Galveston, Texas Suspending The May 21, 2019 Effective Date Of The Statement Of Intent Of Texas Gas Service Company To Increase Rates Within Incorporated Areas Of Its Service Territory To Permit The City Time To Study The Request And To Establish Reasonable Rates; Authorizing Participation With Other Texas Municipalities In The Gulf Coast Service Area; Hiring Legal And Consulting Services To Negotiate With The Company And Direct Any Necessary Litigation And Appeals; Finding That The City’s Reasonable Rate Case Expenses Shall Be Reimbursed By The Company; Finding That The Meeting At Which This Resolution Is Passed Is Open To The Public As Required By Law; Requiring Notice Of This Resolution To The Company And Legal Counsel. (Legal)

6.B.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Approving A Memorandum Of Understanding Between The City Of Galveston And The County Of Galveston For The Provision Of Local Cash Resources, Bridge Alignment And Ownership Of A New Pelican Island Bridge; Authorizing The City Manager To Execute The Agreement And All Other Necessary Documents Upon Final Approval By The City Attorney; Providing For Findings Of Fact And For An Effective Date (Yarbrough)

6.C.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Approving An Interlocal Agreement With The Texas Department Of Transportation (“TxDOT”) Whereby The City Of Galveston Will Provide Galveston Police Officers For Law Enforcement And Traffic Control Operations On Ferry Road And At The Galveston Ferry Landing; Authorizing The City Manager To Sign The Interlocal Agreement; Directing The City Secretary To Send A Certified Copy Of This Resolution To The Texas Department Of Transportation; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (V. Hale)

6.D.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Authorizing The City Of Galveston To Purchase Properties Contaminated By The Old Municipal Incinerator For The Purposes Of Remediation Or Demolition; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

7.

WORKSHOP ITEMS (ROOM 204)

7.A.

Discussion of Amending Term Length and Appointment Dates for Boards, Commissions, and Committees serving the City of Galveston (M. Jadidi - 20 minutes)

7.B.

Discussion of a review process for Special Events (Yarbrough - 30 minutes)

7.C.

Receive and discuss an update from the Trolley Ad Hoc Committee (D. Smith - 30 minutes)

8.

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 May 10, 2019 at 12:10 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).