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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS CITY COUNCIL
CITY HALL, 600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS  
FEBRUARY 22, 2021 - 5:30 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.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

2.I.

Update on Winter Freeze

2.II.

Update on Conn Brown Harbor Hike/Bike Path Location

3.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

3.I.

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.
4.

CITY MANAGER.

4.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.

4.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.

4.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.

4.IV.

Consider, discuss and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2021-4338, an emergency ordinance of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas extending a local state of disaster declaration due to a public health and safety emergency known as severe winter weather.

4.V.

Consider, discuss and take action to approve Ordinance No. 2021-4339 removing the operation of competitive bidding requirements of the applicable competitive bidding procedures of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas during the declared state of emergency; making various findings and provisions related to the subject and providing for an effective date.

5.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Racial Profiling Report - 2020

6.

DISCUSSION ITEM(S):

6.I.

Bird Scooter Company

6.II.

Driving in Unimproved Areas - Conn Brown Harbor

6.III.

Signage at Lighthouse Lakes

7.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

8.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

8.I.

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

8.II.

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

8.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.

9.

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.
10.

ADJOURNMENT.

11.

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