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Posted on: May 22, 2019

May 21 City Council Recap

Kevin Padgett and Natalie Picha

PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation recognizing May 19-25, 2019, as Public Works Appreciation Week
Mayor Pro Tem Picha read and presented a proclamation to honor the hard work and dedication of the Public Works employees by recognizing May 19-25, 2019 as Public Works Week in the City of Seabrook. (Download Proclamation)   


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Events & Happenings  

  • National Public Works Week - May 19-25
  • National EMS Week - May 19-25
  • Hurricane Town Hall - May 22 at 6:30 pm at Public Works Complex. 
  • City Offices will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony - May 27 at 9 am at the Bay Area Veterans Memorial

More information on events and happenings can be viewed at seabrooktx.gov or on the city's social media networks.


ORDINANCES

Ordinance 2019-13, "Amendment No. 3 to the Budget of the City of Seabrook, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019".  
Council unanimously approved, on first and final reading, Ordinance 2019-13 to amend the FY18/19 City Budget to provide for a salary increase for the Council appointed City Secretary, as approved by the City Council on February 19, 2019.
 
Ordinance 2019-14, “Amendment No. 4 to the Budget of the City of Seabrook, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019”.
By a 3 to 2 vote, Ordinance 2019-14 was approved on first and final reading to amend the FY18/19 City Budget to enable the purchase of items associated and required for the initiation of an Emergency Medical Service Department, which includes licensing, small tools, supplies, an agreement with a medical director, an agreement with an oxygen provider, two ambulances.  All items are required by the Texas Department of State Health Services in order to obtain the required licensing.  A presentation was given to Council regarding the budgetary outlook for FY19/20, should an Emergency Medical Service Department be established for the City of Seabrook, including how the increase to the operations and maintenance budget could affect tax rate calculations.


RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Resolution 2019-12, "Establishment of the Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force".
Council unanimously approved Resolution 2019-12, which establishes a Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force for the purpose of evaluating the best future use for the improvements and open space, keeping maintenance costs estimates in the forefront; evaluating how uses of the improvements and open space could be accessible for best public use; and advising and making recommendations to the City Manager concerning tasks assigned to fulfill its purpose.


ADDITIONAL ITEMS

The following was discussed and reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Texas Department of State Health Provider License 
By unanimous vote, the City Council gave the Director of Emergency Services the direction to apply for a provider license with the Texas Department of State Health Services for starting an Emergency Medical Service Department.


ROUTINE BUSINESS

FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Seabrook City Hall Council Chambers.   A presentation and discussion item will be on the June 4 agenda regarding the Barge Collision in the Houston Ship Channel.
 
Council will also hold meetings in June, July, and August for Strategic Planning and Budget Workshops.

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