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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
AUGUST 20, 2018  -  6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Employee Recognition: Kelly Lopez, Aquatic Center Lifeguard.

3.II.

Consider and Act on approving Resolution No. 2018-869 commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

4.I.
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.

Approval of Workshop Meeting Minutes of July 30, 2018.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on awarding the Request for Proposals for the Pelican Cove Bulkhead & Pompano Street Drainage Repair.

7.II.

Consider and Act on approving Task Order No. 6 to the contract with LNV, Inc. for the Harbor Master Office, cost estimate in the amount of $3,500.00

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 Building Department Report - July 2018.

Documents:
  1. Building Report.pdf
10.

FINANCE.

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

OPERATING BUDGET.

Consider and Act on setting a public hearing on the Proposed FY2018-2019 Operating Budget for September 4, 2018 during the Regular City Council meeting beginning at 6:00 pm at City Hall, 600 W. Cleveland, Aransas Pass, Texas.
10.II.

PROPERTY TAX RATE.

  1. Motion setting September 17, 2018 as the date of the adoption of the Ad Valorem Tax Rate of $0.735196 per $100 valuation.
  2. Motion setting a public hearing on the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for September 4, 2018 during the Regular City Council meeting beginning at 6:00 pm at City Hall, 600 W. Cleveland, Aransas Pass, Texas.
10.III.

Consider and Act on amending the Bank Depository Agreement with Prosperity Bank for an additional year to September 30, 2019

10.IV.

Monthly Financial Report for July 2018.

11.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

12.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Consider and Act on approving the Chief of Police to renew the Task Force Agreement between the Aransas Pass Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

12.II.

Consider and Act on approving the Police chief to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Aransas Pass Police Department and Connections in Portland, Texas.

12.III.

Consider and Act on approving the Police Chief to accept a military decommissioned armored vehicle from the Defense Logistics Agency (1033 Program) via the Texas Law Enforcement Support Office and adapt it for law enforcement use by expending up to $15,000 dollars from the Federal Drug Seizure Fund.

12.IV.

Monthly Police Department Report - July 2018.

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

  1. Special Council Meeting on August 28, 2018.
  2. City Survey Completed.
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.

Section 551.072 Deliberations regarding Real Property and Section 551.087 Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations relating to:

  1. Integrity Development
  2. Mark Farnsworth.
15.II.

Section 551.071 of the Texas Open Meetings Act to meet with its attorney to seek legal advice on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the City Council under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with the Texas Open Meetings Act relating to:

  1. Fire Safety Fee.
  2. Gulf Marine Fabricators.
15.III.

Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Take Action, if any, on any item discussed in Executive Session.

15.IV.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council may elect to go into executive session at any time during the meeting in order to discuss any matters listed on the agenda, when authorized by the following provisions of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code:

  1. Section 551.071, Contemplated or pending litigation or matters where legal advise is requested of the City Attorney.
  2. Section 551.072, The purchase, exchange, lease or value or real property, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person.
  3. Section 551.073, A contract for a prospective gift or donation to the city, if the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City in negotiations with a third person.
  4. Section 551.074, Personnel matters involving the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint against an officer or employee.
  5. Section 551.076, The deployment or specific occasion for the implementation of security personnel or devices.
  6. Section 551.087, Deliberations regarding economic development negotiations.
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.