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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS CITY COUNCIL
CITY HALL, 600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS  
MAY 17, 2021 - 6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION ITEM.

3.I.

Conduct Swearing In of Newly-Elected Council Member.

3.II.

Consider and Act on selecting a Mayor Pro Tem for the ensuing year.

4.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

4.I.

Art Sculpture at Conn Brown Harbor Roundabout

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 March 30, 2021 Workshop Meeting and April 5, 2021 Regular Meeting minutes.

7.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.I.

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 1st Operating Budget Public Hearing. (The 2nd Public Hearing is scheduled for September 7, 2021)

8.

CITY MANAGER.

8.I.

Consider and Act on approving a Professional Services Agreement with Ardurra Group, Inc. for corrective action for the former Coastline Resources in an amount not to exceed $31,000.

8.II.

Consider and Act on approving the request from Diamond Back Gun Shows for Hotel Occupancy Tax monies.

8.III.

Consider and Act on Resolution supporting a study of water resources and the future water needs of San Patricio and Aransas counties.

8.IV.

Consider and Act on the issuance of a Request for Proposals for exterior paint and repairs for City Hall, Municipal Court and Police Department.

8.V.

Monthly Municipal Court Report - April 2021

9.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

Monthly Community Enrichment Report - April 2021

10.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

Monthly Public Works Department Report - April 2021

10.II.

Monthly Building Department Report - April 2021

11.

FINANCE.

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

Consider and Act on Ordinance approving a budget amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget.

11.II.

Monthly Finance Department Report - April 2021

12.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

13.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Consider and Act on approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and JJ Fox Construction, Inc. for the period beginning June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022 for the installation of sea gates.

13.II.

Monthly Public Safety Report - April 2021

13.III.

Monthly Fire Department Report - April 2021

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.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

16.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

16.I.

Section 551.071 of the Texas Open Meeting 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. The State of Texas, ex rel Association Against Annexation Abuse vs. City of Aransas Pass, Cause No. A-19-0368-CV-C in the 343rd District Court of Aransas County, Texas.
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.

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

Persons with disabilities planning to attend this meeting who may need auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact the City Secretary 72 hours before the meeting at (361) 758-5301.
19.

ADJOURNMENT.