NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - AUGUST 10, 2023 - 9:00 A.M.
ROOM 204/COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510

One or more members of the City Council may attend the meeting by videoconference.  A quorum of the members of the City Council will be physically present at the meeting location. 
 
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER (Room 204)

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

3.A.

Recognition of the retirement of City of Galveston Employee David Ewald

3.B.

Clarification of Agenda Items - This is an opportunity for City Council to ask questions of Staff on Agenda Items (20 min)

3.C.

Discussion Of The FY 2024 Budget And Capital Improvement Plan (M. Loftin - 30 min)

3.D.

Discussion of deficiencies and costs associated with complying with FAA Part 139 Certification requirements from Vesta Rea & Associates, LLC (M. Shahan - 20 min)

3.E.

Consider for discussion the status of the issuance of First Lien Revenue Bonds for the Finance of Improvement to Cruise terminal 25 and associated documents from the Port related to such issuance and reimbursement of project costs incurred to date (Brown - 20 min)

3.F.

Discussion of Cultural Arts Commission’s current projects and FY2024 allocations (Collins/Brown - 20 min)

3.G.

Discuss a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Galveston, Texas, distributing and awarding fiscal year 2024 and fiscal year 2025 hotel occupancy tax revenues to eligible arts and historic preservation organizations under multi-year agreements; authorizing the city manager to execute contracts with such recipients upon approval of those contracts by the city attorney; directing the city secretary to send a certified copy of the resolution to the park board of trustees; providing for findings of fact and providing for an effective date. (M. Jadidi)

3.H.

Discuss An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Modifying Rules And Policies Governing The Arts And Historic Preservation Board By Amending Chapter 33 – Taxation, Article Iii Hotel Occupancy Tax Sec. 33-95 To Amend The Required Meeting Dates; Add A Penalty Provision For Non-Compliance In Quarterly Reporting; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date (M. Jadidi)

3.I.

Discussion and Possible Amendments to the Taxi Cab Ordinance (Lewis/Brown - 15 min)

4.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

4.A.

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074, "Personnel Matters" to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, or duties of a public officer or employee.


4.A.1.

City Council Appointee Evaluations

  1. City Manager - Brian Maxwell
  2. City Attorney - Donald Glywasky
  3. City Auditor - Glenn Bulgherini
  4. City Secretary - Janelle Williams
5.

RECESS MEETING (10 min)

City Council will move into Council Chambers for the remainder of the agenda

6.

RECONVENE MEETING (Council Chambers)

7.

PUBLIC COMMENT

A.  Agenda Items
B.  Non-Agenda Items
8.

ACTION ITEMS

8.A.

Consider a motion to propose a property tax rate of $0.408850 per $100 of taxable value for tax year 2023 and call a public hearing on September 14, 2023.

8.B.

Consider a motion to call a public hearing on September 14, 2023 on the FY 2024 Proposed Budget as required by State law.

8.C.

Consider for approval authorizing the City Manager to execute the Letter to Release Federally Obligated Land, hereby releasing 26.3 acres of Airport property, identified as Tract C, from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in the Instrument of Transfer from the United States of America to the City of Galveston and approve the sell of the property through a sealed bid or at a public auction for the full-appraised price range and upon approval as to form by the City Attorney (M. Shahan).

8.D.

Consider for approval a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Galveston, Texas, distributing and awarding fiscal year 2024 and fiscal year 2025 hotel occupancy tax revenues to eligible arts and historic preservation organizations under multi-year agreements; authorizing the city manager to execute contracts with such recipients upon approval of those contracts by the city attorney; directing the city secretary to send a certified copy of the resolution to the park board of trustees; providing for findings of fact and providing for an effective date. (M. Jadidi)

8.E.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Modifying Rules And Policies Governing The Arts And Historic Preservation Board By Amending Chapter 33 – Taxation, Article Iii Hotel Occupancy Tax Sec. 33-95 To Amend The Required Meeting Dates; Add A Penalty Provision For Non-Compliance In Quarterly Reporting; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date. (M. Jadidi)

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 August 4, 2023 at 2:35 P.M.

Janelle Williams

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).