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SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY,  JANUARY 2, 2018 - 7:00 PM

For city information visit www.seabrooktx.gov
For SH 146 updates visit www.sh146.com

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET ON TUESDAY JANUARY 2, 2018 AT 7:00 PM IN THE CITY HALL CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 1700 FIRST STREET, SEABROOK, TEXAS, TO DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND IF APPROPRIATE, TAKE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.

THIS FACILITY IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. REQUESTS FOR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS OR INTERPRETIVE SERVICES, MUST BE MADE, 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THIS MEETING. PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE AT (281) 291-5600 OR FAX (281) 291-5690 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1.
PRESENTATIONS

1.1   Presentation of a report on Evelyn Meador Library 2017 Activities and 2018 Outlook.  (Tanega)

1.2   Presentation of the post event report for the 2017 J/Fest Southwest Regatta.  (Goethe)

1.3   Presentation of the quarterly report from the Open Space and Trails Committee.  (Burton)
2.
PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

At this time we would like to listen to any member of the audience on any subject matter, whether or not that item is on the agenda.  All comments are limited to a maximum of four minutes for each speaker, shall be limited to city business or city-related business or matters of general public interest, and shall not include any personal attacks.   In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, members may not discuss or take action on any item that has not been posted on the agenda.  When your name is called, please come to the podium and state your name and address clearly into the microphone before making your comments.  Thank you.

2.1   Mayor, City Council and/or members of the city staff may make announcements about city/community events. (Council)

3.
CONSENT AGENDA

3.1   Approve a proposal from Cobb Fendley for engineering and surveying services for Brookwood Court Paving Improvements (CIP S3) and Lakepointe Forest Drive Paving Repair, in an amount not to exceed $53,772.00.  (Craig / Padgett)
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Engineering Proposal    CIP S3

3.2   Approve the Quarterly Investment Report for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2016-2017, as required by the Public Funds Investment Act.  (Gibbs)
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Quarterly Investment Report

3.3   Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed Resolution 2018-07, "Adoption of the City of Seabrook Proclamation Policy." (Hicks)
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing     Resolution 2018-07

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK ADOPTING THE CITY OF SEABROOK PROCLAMATION POLICY

3.4   Approve the minutes of the December 5, 2017 regular City Council meeting.  (Hicks)
ATTACHMENT:     December 5, 2017 minutes
4.
NEW BUSINESS

4.1   Consider and take all appropriate action on first reading of proposed Ordinance 2018-02, "Amending the City of Seabrook City Code of Ordinances to Update 'Appendix B' 'Master Fee Schedule'".  (Cook)
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Ordinance 2018-02    Master Fee Schedule

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TO UPDATE "APPENDIX B", ENTITLED "MASTER FEE SCHEDULE" BY UPDATING AND AMENDING SECURITY FEE FOR TRAFFIC OFFICER AND SANITATION AND COLLECTION FEES; ADDING RATES FOR ADDITIONAL TRASH AND RECYCLING CARTS AND LOCKS; CORRECTING MISSPELLINGS; MAKING FINDINGS OF FACT; REPEALING AND REPLACING ALL REFERENCES TO SUCH FEES AND CHARGES IN ALL ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE AND EFFECTIVE DATE

4.2   Consider and take all appropriate action on first of two readings of proposed Resolution 2018-06, "EDC Project Designation 'Highway 146 Project' Redevelopment".  (Chavez)
ATTACHMENTS:     Agenda Briefing      Resolution 2018-06      

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, APPROVING FUNDING BY THE SEABROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (“SEDC’) FOR THE “HIGHWAY 146 PROJECT”, MADE NECESSARY DUE TO ROADWAY EXPANSION OF HIGHWAY 146 BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATON (TxDOT), FROM THE BOUNDARY LIMITS, NORTH TO SOUTH OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, FOR EXPENDITURES CONSISTENT WITH THE PURPOSES AND DUTIES AS A “TYPE B” CORPORATION FOR ROADS, UTILITIES, DRAINAGE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, TELECOMMUNICATION AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING LAND, BUILDING, EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, EXPENDITURES, AND INCENTIVES FOUND BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SEDC TO BE NECESSARY TO PROMOTE OR DEVELOP NEW OR EXPANDED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND/OR CREATE OR RETAIN PRIMARY JOBS (“PROJECT”), IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,000,000.00, AS AN AUTHORIZED PROJECT OF THE SEABROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

5.
ROUTINE BUSINESS

5.1   Approve the Action Items Checklist which is attached and made a part of this Agenda.  (Council)
ATTACHMENT:  
Action Items Checklist

5.2   Establish future meeting dates and agenda items.  (Council)
6.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

6.1   Section 551.071
Conduct a closed executive session to consult with the City Attorney on legal issues associated with the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Seabrook and the Port of Houston.  (Cook)
7.
OPEN MEETING
Council will reconvene in open session to allow for possible action on any of the agenda items listed above under "Executive Session."

7.1  
Consider and take all appropriate action on authorizing the execution of an engagement agreement for retention of special counsel Robert Brown, Brown & Hofmeister LLP, regarding issues related to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Port of Houston and the City of Seabrook.  (Cook)

THE CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HEAR ANY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AGENDA ITEMS THAT QUALIFY FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THE APPLICABLE SECTION NUMBER OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, (CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE) THAT JUSTIFIES EXECUTIVE SESSION TREATMENT.
                                                     
I certify that this notice was posted on the bulletin board on or before Friday, December 29, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m. and that this notice will remain posted until the meeting has ended.
 
Robin Hicks, TRMC
City Secretary