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RGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
MARCH 5, 2018  -  6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

5.

CONSENT AGENDA.

All of the following items on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council member so requests. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.
5.I.

Extending the Disaster Declaration Issued on by the Mayor on August 25, 2017 in response to Hurricane Harvey and extend this declaration until the April 2, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting.

5.II.

Approval of Workshop Meeting Minutes of February 13, 2018 and Regular Meeting Minutes of February 19, 2018.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on request from Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce to use Community Park for the Shrimporee Grounds, public safety assistance and protection, and to temporarily close streets during the Shrimporee Event scheduled for June 8 - 10, 2018, with the Carnival beginning on June 7, 2018.

7.II.

Consider and Act on the application to apply for the Governor's $1.1 Billion Hazard Mitigation Grant.

7.III.

Consider and Act on authorizing the City Manager to research the possibility of an Aransas Pass Downtown Development District.

7.IV.

Consider and Act on request from Spirit of Aransas Pass to re-appropriate HOT Funds.

8.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

Community Enrichment includes the following: Civic Center, Aquatic Facility, Library, and Senior Center.
9.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

Development Services includes the following: Building Services, Parks, Planning, Public Works, and Maintenance.
9.I.

Consider and Act on giving staff direction for the issuance of a Request for Proposals for Softball Field Operations.

9.II.

Consider and Act on renewing the lease agreement with Bureau Veritas for third-party inspections.

9.III.

Consider and Act on amendment to the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5, Building and Construction, Article I - In General, Section 5-2, to clarify and amend requirements for contractor registration.

9.IV.

Consider and Act on amending the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5, Building and Construction, Article I - In General, Section 5-2, Amendments to and modifications of Building Code; amending requirements for Windstorm Inspections and Accessory Buildings.

10.

FINANCE.

Finance includes the following: Utility Billing, Finance, Human Resources, and Meter Reading.
11.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

12.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

Public Safety inlcudes the following: Police, Fire, EMS, Harbor, and Emergency Management
12.I.

Consider and act on modifying Sec. 19.5-4 and repealing Sec. 19.5-19 of the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances regarding Camping Issues.

12.II.

Police Department Stats for January 2018.

Documents:
  1. Council Report.pdf
13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

14.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

14.I.

The City Council may recess into Executive Session to discuss the following item pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code:

  1. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Harbor Lease - Kohootz Property
  2. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Harbor Lease - The Baitshack.
  3. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Industrial District Agreements.
  4. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Litigation Update on Conn Brown Harbor.
  5. Section 551.074, Personnel Matters:  Update on City Attorney Search.
Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Act on Findings of Executive Session(s):

  1. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Harbor Lease - Kohootz Property.
  2. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Harbor Lease - The Baitshack.
  3. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Industrial District Agreements.
  4. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Litigation Update on Conn Brown Harbor.
  5. Section 551.074, Personnel Matters:  Update on City Attorney Search.
15.

CITIZEN COMMENTS.

Citizen comments are intended for matters that are not scheduled on the agenda.  Please limit your comments to three minutes and state your name and address for the record.  Be advised that the Texas Open Meetings Act prohibits the City Council from responding and discussing your comments.  The law authorizes the following:
  • Make a statement of factual information,
  • Recite existing policy,
  • Advise that this subject may be placed on the agenda for a subsequent meeting.
16.

ADJOURNMENT.

17.

POSTING STATEMENT.

I certify that the above notice of meeting was posted at the Aransas Pass City Hall located at 600 W. Cleveland, Aransas Pass, TX 78336 on ___________________, 2018 at _________a.m./p.m.

Mary Juarez
City Secretary

Persons with disabilities planning to attend this meeting who may need auxiliary services are asked to contact the City Secretary's office at (361) 758-5301, 24 hours in advance of the meeting.