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SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL TELECONFERENCE MEETING
TUESDAY,  JULY 7, 2020 - 6:30 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 JULY 7, 2020 AT 6:30 PM BY TELECONFERENCE TO DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND IF APPROPRIATE, TAKE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.

DUE TO THE CONTINUED INCREASE IN COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES,
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 COMMENTS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.  MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ACCESS THE AGENDA AND ATTACHMENTS ONLINE AT WWW.SEABROOKTX.GOV/AGENDACENTER. 

THOSE PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTS PORTION OF THE AGENDA MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JULY 7, BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO RLENIO@SEABROOKTX.GOV AND PROVIDING YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER.

1.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

At this time, we would like to listen to any member of the public who has registered to speak 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 Texas 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 unmute your device mic and state your name and address clearly before making your comments.  Thank you. 
2.

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND TASK FORCES


2.1   Interview candidates for a position on the Planning & Zoning Commission to replace Tracie Soich, for a term to expire January 2023.   City Council
ATTACHMENTS:   Hefner    Lenna    Moore    Morrell    Ngo    Nicks

2.2   Consider and take all appropriate action on appointment of a member to the Planning & Zoning Commission to replace Tracie Soich, for a term to expire January 2023.   City Council

2.3    Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed Resolution 2020-12, "Appointment of the Seabrook Open Space and Trails Committee to Serve as the Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force II".  Sean Landis, Deputy City Manager
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Resolution 2020-12    Resolution 2020-02   

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, FORMALLY APPOINTING THE SEABROOK OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE TO SERVE AS THE CAROTHERS COASTAL GARDENS TASK FORCE II; REPEALING RESOLUTION 2020-02, PASSED AND APPROVED ON THE 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 202, AND ALL OTHER RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT WITH THIS RESOLUTION

3.

HOTEL OCCUPANCY ALLOCATIONS

3.1  Consider and take all appropriate action on allocation of funds for events to be funded with Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) for FY 20/21.  Compliance for HOT funding expenditures requires that there must be a finding (1) that the expenditure directly promotes tourism and the convention and hotel industry, and only if (1) is so determined, (2) that the expenditure is a permissible use as approved by statute (i.e. advertising to promote tourism; promotion of the arts, etc.)  LeaAnn Petersen, Director of Community & Visitor Relations

ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Funding Request Summary    Proposed Budget 

Funding requests were submitted by:  
Bay Access Sailing Programs
Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater
Christmas Boat Parade
Gulf Coast Film Festival
JFest Southwest
Keels & Wheels    
Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon
Saltwater Derby
Texas Outlaw Challenge
Yachty Gras
4.

CONSENT AGENDA


4.1   Approve on second reading proposed Ordinance 2020-16, "Revise Section 90-80 (No Parking) by Adding Additional Streets."  Brian Craig, City Engineer and Assistance Director of Public Works
ATTACHMENTS:    Ordinance 2020-16    Map

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 90 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, ENTITLED, "TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES", ARTICLE III, "STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING", DIVISION I, "GENERALLY", SECTION 90-80, "SCHEDULE I: NO PARKING ZONES"; PROVIDING UPDATE OF ADDITIONAL STREETS TO THE LIST FOR RESTRICTED PARKING; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISIONS HEREOF BY INCLUSION INTO THE CODE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE

4.2   Approve the renewal of the Employee Medical Insurance Plan with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas for the plan year beginning August 1, 2020.  Yesenia Garza, Director of Human Resources
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Renewal Terms

4.3   Approve the renewal of the Employee Dental Plan with Aetna for the plan year beginning August 1, 2020.  Yesenia Garza, Director of Human Resources
ATTACHMENTS:   Agenda Briefing    Renewal Terms

4.4    
Approve the minutes of the June 23, 2020 special City Council meeting.   Robin Lenio, City Secretary
ATTACHMENT:   June 23, 2020 special minutes
5.

NEW BUSINESS


5.1   Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed Story Walk signage and on on a pilot program for a proposed edible forest.  Kevin Padgett, Director of Public Works
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Story Walk Brochure    Story Walk Map    Edible Forest Grid Layout    Edible Forest Markers

5.2   Consider and take all appropriation action on proposed Resolution 2020-10, "Adoption of Hazard Mitigation Plan".   Brad Goudie, Director of Emergency Services
ATTACHMENTS:    Agenda Briefing    Executive Summary    Resolution 2020-10    Seabrook Annex

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, ADOPTING THE HARRIS COUNTY MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

5.3   Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed Resolution 2020-11, "Designation of Officer or Employee for Tax Rate Calculations".  Michael Gibbs, Director of Finance
ATTACHMENT:    Resolution 2020-11

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, DESIGNATING MICHAEL GIBBS AS EMPLOYEE TO CALCULATE THE NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE AND THE VOTER APPROVAL TAX RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS TAX CODE
6.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6.1   Discuss, consider and take all appropriate action on the creation of additional Public Safety Programs.  Joe Machol, City Council At Large Position 6

6.2   Discuss, consider and take all appropriate action on the City's parks and aquatic facilities as it relates to public health and safety.
   Kevin Padgett, Director of Public Works/Parks and Sean Landis, Deputy City Manager

6.3    Discuss, consider and take all appropriate action on Executive Orders by the Mayor.
  Gayle Cook, City Manager

7.

ROUTINE BUSINESS


7.1   Update and report on various items that require no action, including SH 146 Expansion Project, City of Seabrook CIP Projects, and City of Seabrook Grant Administration.  Gayle Cook, City Manager   

7.2   Update and discuss report by City Manager on COVID related issues.  Gayle Cook, City Manager and Brad Goudie, Director of Emergency Services

7.3   Establish future meeting dates and agenda items.  City Council
8.

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION


8.1   Section 551.087
Conduct a closed executive session to discuss commercial information the City has received from business prospects that it seeks to have located, stay or expanded in the City and which the City is conducting economic development negotiations, including deliberations of a financial offer or incentive.  Gayle Cook, City Manager
9.

OPEN SESSION

Council will reconvene in open session to allow for possible action on any of the agenda items listed above under "Closed Executive Session".

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 the 72 hour period required under the Texas Open Meetings Act, which is no later than Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., and that this notice will remain posted until the meeting has ended.

 
Robin Lenio, TRMC   /RL/
City Secretary
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