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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Oct. 18 Council Recap

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PRESENTATIONS

National Friends of the Library Week 
Mayor Kolupski read a Proclamation to recognize October 16-22, 2022 as National Friends of the Library Week. DOWNLOAD PROCLAMATION

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events and happenings.

  • Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Event
    November 4 – 10:30am-1:30pm – Lone Star Flight Museum   
  • Fall Sweep
    November 5 – 9:30am - 12:00pm at McHale Park in Seabrook
  • Honoring our Veterans
    Friday, November 11th at 11am at the Bay Area Veterans Memorial
  • Seabrook Tree Lighting
    December 1—6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Seabrook Community house  
  • Breakfast with Santa
    Saturday, December 10th from 9am11am at the Seabrook Community House  
  • Christmas Boat Lane Parade
    December 10th – 6:00pm – Clear Creek Channel 
  • SVFD Santa Run
    Saturday, December 17 with a rain out date on Sunday

SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEARINGS

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
Conducted a public hearing on a request for a Conditional Use Permit to establish a “Bar” at 1805 First Street, as per the Seabrook City Code, Appendix A, Comprehensive Zoning, Article 4, “Special Use Regulations”, Section 4.11, “Conditional use permit criteria and procedures”.  DOWNLOAD APPLICANT PRESENTATION

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 2022-31   
The City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2022-31, “Authorizing Execution of a Memorandum of Agreement for access to the Federal Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). DOWNLOAD RESOLUTION

ORDINANCES

Ordinance 2022-19   
The City Council unanimously approved a second reading of Ordinance 2022-19, “Update to Designated Time for School Zone at Lakeside Drive”. DOWNLOAD ORDINANCE 

Ordinance 2022-20   
The City Council unanimously approved a second reading of Ordinance 2022-20, “Modifying PD Civil Service Classification System” consisting of classes, positions, pay grades, and compensation levels in the classified service of the Seabrook Police Department. DOWNLOAD ORDINANCE

Ordinance 2022-21 
The City Council majority approved, as written, on the first reading of Ordinance 2022-21, “Issuance of Conditional Use Permit to Allow a “Bar Use” at 1805 First Street in the 146-M (SH 146 Main Commercial Zoning District). DOWNLOAD ORDINANCE

Ordinance 2022-22 
The City Council unanimously approved on the first reading of Ordinance 2022-22, “Amendments to the Short Term Rental Ordinance in the City of Seabrook Code of Ordinances”, Chapter 18, “Buildings and Building Regulations”, Article VIII, “Requirements for Owners of Residential Properties Used As Short-Term Rentals”, Section 18-603 “Short Term Rental Permit Application” Subsection (C) “Any existing short-term rental shall have (90) days from adoption of this ordinance to complete the required registration to obtain their short-term rental permit”, redefining the deadline to obtain the required permit from ninety (90) days to January 1, 2023. DOWNLOAD ORDINANCE 

Ordinance 2022-23 
The City Council unanimously approved on the first reading of Ordinance 2022-23, “Update of Pressure Sewer System Requirements”, amending the code of the City of Seabrook, Chapter 95 “Utilities”, Article IV “Sewers and Sewage Disposal”, Division 2 “Pressure Sewer System”, Section 95-131 “Pressure Sewer Lines and Grinder Pumps Required for New Construction”, by completely replacing the current title and text, to address new requirements due to changed conditions. DOWNLOAD ORDINANCE  

CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

Texas General Land Office Coastal Lease Renewal 
The City Council unanimously approved the renewal of the Texas General Land Office Coastal Lease for Coastal Public Land Surface Lease #SL 20100062 for Pine Gully Jetties, authorizing the City Manager to sign the lease. This agreement is for ten years, effective on March 1, 2023.   

Joint Participation Interlocal Agreement   
The City Council unanimously approved on the award and the Joint Participation Interlocal Agreement between the City of Seabrook and Harris County for Pine Gully Pier Replacement in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00.    

Aramark Services Agreement 
The City Council unanimously approved the services agreement between the City of Seabrook and Aramark for facility mats and public works uniforms.  The services agreement is for 36 months with the option to extend an additional 12 months.   

Prosecutors Agreements 
The City Council unanimously approved the reappointment of Prosecutors Robert Richter, Jr. and Randall B. Strong to the Municipal Court for terms of office, which begins October 19, 2022, and ends on October 18, 2026, an increase of $50 per hour for a total of $200 per hour.   

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Open Space and Trails Committee Projects  
City Council unanimously approved, as written, on a list of recommended projects by the Open Space and Trails Committee for Carothers Coastal Gardens (East Tract) to be funded and constructed during FY 2022-2023 in the amount not to exceed $220.000.00  

ERCOT Membership 
City Council unanimously approved membership and recommended representatives on an application with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) for Membership Year 2023 and authorizing the City Manager to take all necessary action to execute the agreement.  

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Design 
City Council discussed the design and cost of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for CIP# FAC 25.     

Pine Gully Pier Design
City Council discussed the options and costs for rebuilding of the Pine Gully Pier. The Pine Gully Pier is a Captial Improvement project. 

UPDATES & REPORTS


Strategic Plan Update
Gayle Cook, City Manager, gave an update to Council on the city's strategic goals and priorities for 2022. DOWNLOAD STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

City Manager Update
Gayle Cook, City Manager, updated and reported to the City Council on various items that require no action, including Recap for Seabrook Boards and Commissions, SH146 Expansion Projects, Red Bluff Expansion Project, Port of Houston Rail Spur, Gulf Coast Protection District, CenterPoint Substation, Public Meeting Livestreaming Project, City of Seabrook CIP Projects, and any City of Seabrook Grant Administration. DOWNLOAD CITY MANAGER'S OCTOBER 18 REPORT

FUTURE MEETING DATES

A City Council Workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 5:00pm at Seabrook Public Works.  

The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00pm.   

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