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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
DECEMBER 3, 2018  -  6:00 PM



1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Special Presentation to Fall Feast Volunteer Organizations and Sponsors.

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

4.I.

Aransas County Storm Water Advisory Committee

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 Regular Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2018.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

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 Ordinance No. 2018-4226 amending the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 29 - Utilities, Section 29-25, Tampering; and providing an effective date.

9.II.

Consider and Act on awarding Request for Qualifications for a City Wide Drainage Study.

10.

FINANCE.

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

Consider and Act on approving Ordinance No. 2018-4227 providing for an automatic increase in water rates pursuant to Section 29-28(d) of the Code of Ordinances as a result of an increase in rates by the City Water Vendor(s); and, providing for an effective date.

11.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

12.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

Public Safety inlcudes the following: Police, Fire, EMS, Harbor, and Emergency Management
13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

13.I.

Special Council Meeting on December 11, 2018.

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 551.071 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. Thomas Dutton vs. City of Aransas Pass, Cause No. S-18-6046CV-B in the 156th District Court in San Patricio County, Texas.
  2. Water Tower.
  3. Game Room(s).
15.II.

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

16.

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 advice 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.
17.

ADJOURNMENT.

18.

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, Texas on _______________________, 2018 at ______ am/pm.

                                                                        Mary Juarez
                                                                        City Secretary