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Posted on: March 20, 2019

March 19 City Council Recap

Seabrook City Council

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PRESENTATIONS

Recognition of Long Time Employee Joe Vega
Mayor Kolupski and Public Works Director, Kevin Padgett, honored retiring employee, Joe Vega, for his hard work, loyalty, and dedication to the City with over 40 years of employment and in being instrumental in bringing the wastewater treatment back into operation after Hurricane Ike. Joe has been a big part of the Seabrook Public Works family and will be greatly missed!

Recognition of Seabrook Volunteer Dodie Miller
Mr. Miller has been volunteering on City boards since 1986, serving on Board of Adjustment and the Planning & Zoning Commission. Mr. Miller is also the creator of beautiful artwork throughout the City, including the Ship’s Wheel in the lobby at City Hall, the stainless steel Pelican on the roof of City Hall, and the stainless steel dolphins attached to the Valentine Law Firm building at Nasa Rd 1 and Highway 146. Mayor Kolupski and the City Council thanked Mr. Miller for his tremendous service and dedication, and honored him with a Proclamation recognizing his accomplishments.

Recognition of Seabrook Volunteer Mike DeHart
Mr. DeHart has been volunteering on City boards since 1986, serving on Board of Adjustment, City Council, and the Planning & Zoning Commission. Mr. DeHart also served on the Long Range Planning Committee to help shape and create what Seabrook has become today. Mayor Kolupski and the City Council thanked Mr. Miller for his tremendous service and dedication, and honored him with a Proclamation recognizing his accomplishments.

Post Event Report – 2018 Bay Access Lakewood Yacht Club Race Series
Andrea Todaro with Bay Access Sailing reported on the adult and youth race series held in Seabrook in 2018, including the Harvest Moon Regatta, Bay Cups I and II, KO Sailing MUSTO Shoe Regatta, and Heald Bank Regatta, the TSA Kick Off, ISSA Mallory Cup, and the SEISA Championships. Ms. Todaro expressed that Bay Access is an educational charity promoting youth and amateur sailing in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay area. Ms. Todara reported that there were 1026 crew participating in the adult races, with 292 from outside the area and 104 boats participating in the youth series, with 36 from outside the area.

Post Event Report – 2018 J/Fest Southwest
Chris Lewis, with J/Fest Southwest, reported that the event was a great success and a large number of participants come from out of town. Marketing activities for J/Fest Southwest in 2018 included a web site, a video, press releases, press articles, email and social media. In all of the electronic advertising the Seabrook brand was present and there were links to Seabrook hotels, shopping, dining, and entertainment. The 2019 event will be the 10 year anniversary.


AUDIT

The Audit findings for FY 2017/18 were presented by auditors from Belt, Harris, Pechacek, LLLP, and an unmodified opinion was rendered that the financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2018 are fairly presented in conformity with U.S. GAAP.

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was accept by the City Council, and a copy of the CAFR can be obtained by sending an email to the Office of the City Secretary at citysec@seabrooktx.gov.


BID AWARDS/REJECTIONS

HVAC Maintenance
City Council unanimously voted to award the bid and execution of a contract with the only bidder, Honeywell Building Solutions, for Project 2019-03, HVAC Maintenance at City Hall, Public Works Complex, Fire Station #1, and the Community House, in an amount not to exceed $55,018.00, effective April 1, 2019 for a three year term.
 
Interior Remodel of City Hall
City Council unanimously approved the award of a bid and execution of a contract with Tim Broadhead Architects, Inc. for Project 2019-310-01 for Architectural Services for an Interior Remodel of City Hall, in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00. Council has previously approved a budget of $9,500.00, and the first phase of the project for $2,500.00 includes preliminary meetings with staff and preliminary drawings to determine what design will best meet the overall scope of the project.
 
Fire Station Resurfacing
Council unanimously voted to award a bid and execution of a contract with AK Wet Works for Project 2019-316-01, CIP FAC8, for Fire Station #1 Apparatus Bay Floor Resurfacing, in an amount not to exceed $45,823.54. In addition to repairing cosmetic items, this resurfacing project will repair chips and other spots that could be a safety hazard for firefighters and other personnel.


ORDINANCES

The following ordinances were reviewed and approved by the Seabrook City Council:

Ordinance 2019-10, “Adoption of an Updated Seabrook Official Zoning Map”
Council unanimously approved the first of two readings of Ordinance 2019-10, which adopts an updated Official Zoning Map. The updated map incorporates all zoning changes that have been approved since 2006.

Ordinance 2019-11, “Amending the budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018
Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 2019-11 on first and final reading to amend the FY 2017/2018 budget to adjust line items pursuant to findings of the auditors. In particular there were monies deposited for Hurricane Harvey reimbursements that had not been budgeted.


RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were reviewed by Seabrook Council and action was taken as follows:

Resolution 2019-06, "EDC Project Designation for KIWO, Inc."
Council unanimously approved the first of two readings of Resolution 2019-06 which approves an Economic Development Agreement between the Seabrook EDC and KIWO, Inc. for incentives for retention of the business and site improvements to the facility due to TXDOT condemnation as a result of the SH 146 Expansion Project.


AGREEMENTS/GRANTS/CONTRACTS

The following city grants, agreements and/or contracts were reviewed and approved by Seabrook Council:

Municipal Sludge Disposal
Council unanimously approved the last of two optional renewals of a contract with Sprint Waste Services LP for disposal of non-hazardous Municipal Sludge, in an amount not to exceed $453.00 per dry ton, which is an increase from $427.00 per dry ton, to begin May 3, 2019, for a 12 month term.


ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Permit for Pipeline Relocation
City Council unanimously approved a permit request submitted by Magellan Pipeline Company, LP to relocate an 18" refined products pipeline to cross Repsdorph Road and Humble Drive, through conventional boring methods, due to the SH 146 Expansion Project. The section of the pipeline not relocated will be removed where feasible or abandoned in place. The proposed construction is scheduled to begin on or around July 2019 and anticipated to be completed by January 2020.

Public Safety Fund
Council unanimously approved an amendment to the 2019 Public Safety Fund Budget by reducing one line item by $15,000.00 and adding an additional line item in the amount of $15,000.00, which will not change the total approved Public Safety Fund Budget.

Racial Profiling Report
Council unanimously approved the annual Racial Profiling Report as mandated by the State of Texas.

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