NOTICE OF MEETING
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - 9:00 A.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS/ROOM 204 - CITY HALL
823 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS
TELEPHONE: (409) 797-3510
 
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

1.

DECLARATION OF A QUORUM AND CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

INVOCATION

Rev. Alicia Besser - Moody Methodist Church

4.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

American Flag

Texas Flag - Honor the Texas Flag.  I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state, under God, one, and indivisible.

5.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

6.

PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS OF COUNCIL, OFFICER BOARDS, AND CITY MANAGER

6.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.  Constitution Week Proclamation
    b.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation

4. Reminders regarding City Council events

5. Reminders regarding community events

6. Health and safety announcement

7.

INTERVIEW APPLICANT FOR THE WHARVES BOARD

8.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

8.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Placing A Moratorium On The Acceptance Of The Annual Short Term Rental Registration Fee For A Period Not To Exceed Ninety (90) Days Or Until The Adoption And Implementation Of An Amended Registration Fee; Allowing For The Suspension Of The Short Term Rental Annual Fee Registration During The Timeframe Of The Moratorium; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; And Establishing An Immediate Effective Date. (Legal)

9.

PUBLIC COMMENT

A.  Agenda Items
B.  Non-Agenda Items
10.

ORDINANCES (NOT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS)

10.A.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Authorizing The Issuance Of City of Galveston, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2022A; Levying A Tax In Payment Thereof; Setting Certain Parameters For the Sale of the Certificates; Approving The Preparation And Distribution Of An Official Statement; Enacting Other Provisions Relating Thereto; And Providing for the Effective Date Thereof. (B. Cook)

10.B.

Cultural Arts Commission

10.B.1.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Chapter 33-95 “Advisory Board” Of The Code Of The City Of Galveston, 1982 As Amended, By Increasing The Funding Available To The Cultural Arts Commission; And Providing For Ease Of Review Of The Criteria And Selection Procedures For Contributions Of Hotel Occupancy Tax To Arts And Historical Preservation By Including The Same In Section 33-95; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject And Providing For An Effective Date.(Legal)

10.B.2.

Consider For Approval An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Amending Chapter 2, “Administration”, Article Iv “Boards, Commissions, And Committees”, Division 3, “Galveston Cultural Arts Commission”, Of “The Code Of The City Of Galveston, 1982, As Amended”; Increasing Its Budget And Expenditures To $100,000; Providing For Findings Of Fact And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

11.

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.

11.A.

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 Agreement With The Galveston Park Board Of Trustees Providing For The Conduct Of Hotel Occupancy Tax Audits By The City Auditor For A Total Of One Hundred (100) Cases For Audit, Providing For A Cost Reimbursement Of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) Per Audit Of Short Term Rentals, One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) Per Audit Of Hotels, For A Total Compensation Not To Exceed Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00); Providing For Completion By September 30, 2023; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject. (Legal)

11.B.

Consider For Approval A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Galveston, Texas, Establishing A Policy For Placement Of Dedication Plaques On Municipal Facilities Within The City Of Galveston; Making Various Findings And Provisions Related To The Subject; And Providing For An Effective Date. (Legal)

11.C.

Consider For Approval Letters of Support (Brown)

  1. Coastal Health & Wellness continued federal funding 
  2. Texas Commission on Community College Finance (TXCCCF) Report
12.

ACTION ITEMS

12.A.

Discuss and Consider a recommendation for settlement of city lien on Lots 518, 521, 522 and 525 of Section 1 of the Trimble and Lindsey Survey for a total $75,000 out of $118,654.22. (Legal)

12.B.

Discuss and consider appointments to the following City boards, commissions, and committees:

  1. Animal Services Advisory Board
  2. Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board
  3. Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  4. Cultural Arts Commission
  5. Ethics Commission
  6. Finance, Fiscal Affairs and Investment Committee
  7. Galveston Wharves Board
  8. Landmark Commission
  9. Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  10. Planning Commission
  11. Tree Committee
  12. Zoning Board of Adjustments
12.C.

Discuss and consider Ex Officio appointments to the following City boards, commissions, and committees:

  1. Airport Advisory Committee
  2. Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board
  3. Cultural Arts Commission
  4. Families, Children and Youth Board
  5. Finance, Fiscal Affairs and Investment Committee
  6. Galveston Wharves Board
  7. Landmark Commission
  8. Park Board of Trustees
  9. Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  10. Planning Commission
  11. Sister Cities Program Committee
  12. Tree Committee
  13. Zoning Board of Adjustments
13.

DISCUSSION ITEMS (ROOM 204)

13.A.

Discussion of DWI violations and the City’s Role in Prevention (Brown/Bouvier - 30 min)

13.B.

Short Term Rental Discussion (Brown/Frazier - 45 min)

  1. Short Term Rental Software and Emergency Call Center
  2. Short Term Rental Registration, Regulations and other Related Topics
13.C.

Discussion of Potential Golf Cart Ordinance Changes (Legal - 30 min)

13.D.

Discussion of minimum lot sizes (Robb/Brown - 15 min)

14.

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 9, 2022 at 3:35 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).