SEABROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING - TELECONFERENCE MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 04, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.
 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SEABROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WILL MEET ON MONDAY, MAY 04, 2020 AT 4:00 PM BY TELECONFERENCE TO DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND IF APPROPRIATE, TAKE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.

DUE TO THE CLOSING OF ALL CITY FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC, THIS MEETING WILL ONLY BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC VIA REMOTE ACCESS THAT ALLOWS FOR TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS FOR THOSE DESIRING TO PARTICIPATE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ATTEND THE MEETING VIA TELEPHONE BY CALLING (877) 568-4106 AND ENTERING ACCESS CODE 930-520-389  TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING AND/OR PROVIDE COMMENT DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE AGENDA. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ACCESS THE AGENDA AT WWW.SEABROOKTX.GOV/AGENDACENTER TO VIEW AGENDA AND ATTACHMENTS.

THOSE PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTS PORTION OF THE AGENDA MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, MAY 04, BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO PPATEL@SEABROOKTX.GOV AND PROVIDING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER.

1.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

At this time comments will be taken from 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 the general public interest, and shall not include any personal attacks. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Corporation members may not discuss or take action on any item that has not been posted on the agenda. Names of those registered to speak will be called in the order in which they registered. When your name is called, please state your name and address clearly before making your comments. Thank You.
2.

SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEARINGS

2.1     Pursuant to Texas Local Government Code section 505.159, conduct public hearing on notice of project of the SEDC relating to the "Seabrook Emergency Business Retention Incentive Project" to provide incentives for local businesses due to unprecedented economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
ATTACHMENT 1:     project notice
3.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant to Section 551.087 and 551.071 of the Texas Government Code, the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation will meet in closed session to consider commercial or financial information regarding business prospects or projects and associated legal issues. The following subject may be discussed:

3.1     Section 551.087
Discuss/deliberate potential financial incentive(s) and financial information received from a business prospect that the City/EDC seeks to have locate, stay, or expand for which the City is conducting economic development negotiations, as provided by Texas Government Code Section 551.087.

3.2     Section 551.071
Consult with attorney to receive legal advice on legal issues associated with potential funding agreement as provided by Section 551.071, Texas Government Code.
4.

OPEN SESSION

4.1     The EDC Board will reconvene in open session to allow for possible action on the agenda items listed above under "Executive Session".
5.

NEW BUSINESS

5.1     Consider and take all appropriate action on Seabrook Emergency Business Retention Incentive application submissions as referenced in the attachment.
ATTACHMENT 2:     List of businesses

5.2     Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed standard form of SEBRI Agreement and authorization for EDC Director to proceed with entering into standard SEBRI Agreement with approved applicant(s), on terms determined by EDC and subject to approval by City Council.
ATTACHMENT 3:     SEBRI Incentive Agreement 

6.

ROUTINE BUSINESS

6.1     Approve minutes of the March 12, 2020 regular EDC meeting. (Patel)
ATTACHMENT 4:     March 12, 2020 minutes               

6.2     Approve minutes of the April 14,2020 teleconference EDC meeting. (Patel)  
ATTACHMENT 5:     April 14, 2020 minutes

6.3     Establish future meeting dates and agenda items.


the edc board 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, and Vernon's texas codes annotated, in accordance with the authority contained in one or more of the following sections: section 551.071, consultation with attorney; section 551.072, real property; section 551.073, deliberation regarding a prospective gift; section 551.074, personnel matters; section 551.076, security devices; and section 551.087, economic development) that justifies executive session treatment.


CERTIFICATE

I certify that this notice was placed on the bulletin board at Seabrook City Hall on or before Friday, May 01, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and that it will remain posted until the meeting has ended.

/s/ Pat Patel                               
Pat Patel
EDC
Administrative Assistant