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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS CITY COUNCIL
CITY HALL, 600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS  
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 - 6:00 PM


In compliance with the Governor's Order issued on March 16, 2020, notice is hereby given that the city council will conduct its regular meeting via video conferencing and will be livestreamed at http://youtube.com/user/CityOfAransasPass, or by viewing video terminals available in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Public Comment shall be made by either: 1) posting comment on the Youtube livestream site during the meeting, and comment will be read aloud, 2) submitting an e-mail to the citysecretary@aptx.gov and state the respective agenda item(s) at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting, or 3) submitting a written statement and place in the Drop Box located outside City Hall, 600 W. Cleveland, Aransas Pass, Texas at least 30 minutes before the start of the city council meeting and mark "Council Meeting Comment".  Comments will be provided to Council prior to voting on the measure for that particular meeting and shall be entered into the record of each meeting.  These written comments shall serve as the required public testimony pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.007 and shall constitute a public hearing for purposes of any public hearing requirement under Law.

1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Update on Conn Brown Harbor Hike/Bike Path Location

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

5.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

5.I.

Case No. 2012-17

  1. Public hearing on changing a portion of street name from Oak Lane (County Road 1883) to Allen Samuels Way between North Avenue (A) and State Highway 35 Bypass, as shown in (Exhibit A and B), being approximately 403 feet stretch of road in Aransas Pass, Texas.
  2. Consider and Act on approving an Ordinance amending a portion of street name to change  from Oak Lane (County Road 1883) to Allen Samuels Way between North Avenue (A) and State Highway 35 Bypass, as shown in (Exhibit A and B), being approximately 403 feet stretch of road in Aransas Pass, Texas.
5.II.

Case No. 2012-18

  1. Public hearing on amending a portion of street name to change from Allen Boulevard to Bill Haines Way at the intersection of Turnbough Avenue and Allen Boulevard up to the south of Conn Brown Harbor Parking Lot, as shown in (Exhibit A and B), being approximately 2,421.3 feet stretch of road in Aransas Pass, Texas.
  2. Consider and Act on Ordinance amending a portion of street name to change from Allen Boulevard to Bill Haines Way at the intersection of Turnbough Avenue and Allen Boulevard up to the south of Conn Brown Harbor Parking Lot, as shown in (Exhibit A and B), being approximately 2,421.3 feet stretch of road in Aransas Pass, Texas.
5.III.

Case No. 2021-19

  1. Public hearing on granting a Conditional Use Permit to Jesus Hinojosa to live in an RV situated on the property until Harvey-Related relief housing can be funded and built.
  2. Consider and Act on an Ordinance approving a Conditional Use Permit to Jesus Hinojosa to live in an RV situated on the property until Harvey-Related relief housing can be funded and built.
5.IV.

Case No. 2012-20

  1. Public hearing to consider granting a Conditional Use Permit to Roxanne Ramos to allow a trailer to be placed onto Lot 3 of Block 456, so that her father may care for her grandparents.
  2. Consider and Act to approve an Ordinance granting a Conditional Use Permit to Roxanne Ramos to allow a trailer to be placed onto Lot 3 of Block 456, so that her father may care for her grandparents.
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 minutes for January 19, 2021 Regular Meeting, January 25, 2021 Special Meeting and February 1, 2021 Regular Meeting.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on approving an Interlocal Agreement between Aransas County, Texas and the City of Aransas Pass for flood and drainage improvements through the Texas General Land Office Grant - Contract No. 20-064-098-C270.

7.II.

Consider and Act on Ordinance amending City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26 - Streets, Sidewalks and other Public Property, Article VII - Signs, Section 26-144 and Section 26-176, Political Signs; providing a repealer clause; and providing an effective date.

7.III.

Consider and Act on designating a Council Member to serve on the Utility Rate Study Committee to review proposals submitted and make recommendation to the city council.

7.IV.

Monthly Municipal Court Report - January 2021

8.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

Monthly Community Enrichment Department Report - January 2021.

9.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

Monthly Public Works Report - January 2021

9.II.

Monthly Building Department Report - January 2021

10.

FINANCE.

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

Monthly Finance Department Report - December 2020

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 Police Chief to enter into an Asset Forfeiture Agreement between the Aransas Pass Police Department and the Aransas County Attorney's Office.

12.II.

Monthly Public Safety Report - January 2021

12.III.

Annual Public Safety Report - 2020

12.IV.

Racial Profiling Report - 2020

12.V.

Annual Use of Force Report - 2020

12.VI.

Monthly Fire Department Report - January 2021

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

13.I.

Workshop Meeting - February 22, 2021

  1. Signage at Lighthouse Lakes
  2. Driving in unimproved areas at Conn Brown Harbor
  3. Panhandling Ordinance
  4. AEP - Update on LED Lights
13.II.

COVID-19 Update

13.III.

Update on TCWP regarding RV Parks

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 551.087 deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations related to Starbucks.

15.II.

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

15.III.

Consider, discuss and act to approve Resolution No. 2021-963 to authorize the creation of the Chapter 380 Economic Development Program to be known as Starbucks and the Negotiation and Execution of the Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement between the City of Aransas Pass, Texas and Seis-OH AP, LLC.

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 _______________________, 2021 at ______ am/pm.

                                                                        Mary Juarez
                                                                        City Secretary