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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
APRIL 16, 2018  -  6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Special Presentation to Allen Lawrence, City Attorney.

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 May 7, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting.

5.II.

Approval of March 19, 2018 Regular Meeting, March 26, 2018 Special Meeting and April 2, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on authorizing the City Manager to apply Hazard Mitigation grant.

7.II.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2018-856 accepting half of the payment for the abandonment of 30' of Right-of-Way along Saunders Street.

7.III.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2018-857 appointing Roxann Pais Cotroneo as City Attorney and approving Letter of Engagement setting terms and fees; and providing for an effective date of May 1, 2018.

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.

Monthly Statistical Report for Permitting, Inspections and Planning - March 2018.

9.II.

Consider and Act on approving a Development Agreement with Priya Management, LP and Prayosha Construction, LLC for the extension of utilities.

9.III.

Consider and Act on request from Mary Ann Heimann for a variance from the requirement of City of Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances, Article VIII - Flood Damage Prevention.

10.

FINANCE.

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

Monthly Financial Report for March 2018.

10.II.

Second Quarter FY 2017-2018 Investment Report (January - March).

11.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

12.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Consider and Act on authorizing the Police Chief to purchase department cell phones and service from Verizon Wireless and Samsung for an upfront cost not to exceed $20,000.00 and an annual cost just under $35,000.00.

12.II.

Consider and Act on extending the contract with Texas A&M University to September 30, 2018 for the completion of their body camera study of the Police Department.

12.III.

Presentation of the March 2018 Public Safety Report.

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

14.

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.
15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

15.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:  The Baitshack.
  2. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Falman Acres Lift Station.
  3. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Waivers related to Fire Protection.
  4. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Conn Brown Harbor Development.
  5. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Gulf Marine Fabricators.
Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Act on Findings of Executive Session(s):
  1. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  The Baitshack.
  2. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Falman Acres Lift Station.
  3. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Waivers related to Fire Protection.
  4. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Conn Brown Harbor Development.
  5. Section 551.071, Consultation with City Attorney:  Gulf Marine Fabricators.
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

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