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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS CITY COUNCIL
CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 600 W. CLEVELAND,  ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
FEBRUARY 1, 2021  - 6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

3.I.

Section 551.074, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

  1. City Manager Employment Agreement for Gary Edwards
3.II.

Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Take Action, If any, on any item discussed in executive session.

3.III.

Consider and Act to approve a City Manager employment agreement between the City and Gary Edwards to begin on February 1, 2021.

4.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

4.I.

Update by Russell Soike, AG│CM Project Manager regarding Conn Brown Harbor Road Project.

4.II.

Update on Harbor Master Building - LNV Engineering.

5.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

6.

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.
6.I.

Approval of January 13, 2021 and January 18, 2021 Special Meetings.

7.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

8.

CITY MANAGER.

8.I.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2021-962 ordering an election to be held in the City of Aransas Pass on May 1, 2021 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Council Members to Places 1 and 3; authorizing a joint agreement with San Patricio County Elections Administrator for the conduct of the election; providing for procedures for holding such election; providing for Notice of Election and publication; providing for establishment of early voting polling place and designating election day polling place location; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

8.II.

Consider and Act to appoint Gary Edwards, City Manager to the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors through December 31, 2023.

8.III.

Consider and Act to approve first one-year option of the Professional Real Estate Broker Servcies between City and Malynda Williams through February 3, 2022.

9.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

Community Enrichment includes the following: Civic Center, Aquatic Facility, Library, and Senior Center.
10.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

Development Services includes the following: Building Services, Parks, Planning, Public Works, and Maintenance.
11.

FINANCE.

Finance includes the following: Utility Billing, Finance, Human Resources, and Meter Reading.
12.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

13.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Annual Public Safety Report - 2020

13.II.

Annual Use of Force Report - 2020

13.III.

Racial Profiling Report - 2020

14.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

14.I.

Driving in Unimproved Areas - Conn Brown Harbor

14.II.

Signage at Lighthouse Lakes

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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

16.I.

Section 551.087 deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations related to a Coffee Company.

16.II.

Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Take Action, If any, on any item discussed in executive session.

17.

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.
18.

ADJOURNMENT.

19.

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 _______________________, 2021 at ______ am/pm.

                                                                        Mary Juarez
                                                                        City Secretary