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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS CITY COUNCIL
CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
JANUARY 21, 2020  -  6:00 PM


HB 2840 approved by the 86th Legislature states that governmental bodies shall allow each member of the public who desires to address the body regarding an item on an agenda, may do so either before or during consideration of the item.  Citizens who wish to speak on an agenda item, will have an opportunity to address the body before the item is discussed, and will be given a three (3) minute time limit to make their comments.

1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Project Annual Report - Eric Howard, H2O Partners

3.II.

Presentation by Spirit of Aransas Pass

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

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 December 16, 2019.

6.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

6.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 Viva Texas Cruises.

6.II.

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

7.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.I.

CASE NO. 2001-02

  1. Public hearing on an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, Part III, Section 11 - CA Central Area District- Residential Uses 209- Maximum Floor Area Ratio by adding:  dedicate a minimum of thirty percent (30%) of interior frontage area of each building first floor for commercial and retail purposes.
  2. Consider and Act on Ordinance No. 2020-4283 amending the Zoning Ordinance, Part III, Section 11 - CA Central Area District- Residential Uses 209- Maximum Floor Area Ratio by adding; dedicate a minimum of thirty percent (30%) of interior frontage area of each building first floor to commercial and retail purposes.
7.II.

CASE NO. 2001-03

  1. Public hearing on request by Viva Texas Cruises to rezone property with legal description:  being Lots 3-R and 4-R, Parrot Island Addition, City of Aransas Pass, a map of which is recorded in Volume 67, Page 407, Map records of Nueces County, Texas from AG - Agricultural District to A-3 Apartment Dwelling District.
  2. Consider and Act on Ordinance No. 2020-4284 approving request by Viva Texas Cruises to rezone property with legal description: being Lots 3-R and 4-R, Parrot Island Addition, City of Aransas Pass, a map of which is recorded in Volume 67, Page 407, Map records of Nueces County,Texas from AG - Agricultural District to A-3 Apartment Dwelling District.
8.

CITY MANAGER.

8.I.

Consider and Act on approving an amendment to the Conn Brown Harbor Lease with Aransas Marine Ways to correct the legal description to 10.149 acres of leased land, or a total of 442,090 square feet, out of the northerly end of Conn Brown Harbor, Lots 1-20, Block 3, Section 10, for a total linear footage of 1,597.37.

8.II.

Consider and Act on approving Task Order 15 with LNV Engineering for the design and construction management of the Conn Brown Harbor Bulkhead not to exceed $320,000.

8.III.

Monthly Municipal Court Report - December 2019.

9.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

Monthly Community Enrichment Department Report - December 2019

10.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

Monthly Building Department Report - December 2019.

10.II.

Monthly Public Works Report - December 2019.

11.

FINANCE.

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

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2020-935 renewing the City of Aransas Pass Investment Policy.

11.II.

Monthly Finance Department Report - December 2019

11.III.

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 1st Quarter Investment Report (October - December)

12.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

13.

PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Consider and Act on issuance of Request for Proposals for the Dispatch Facility Remodel Project.

13.II.

Monthly Public Safety Report - December 2019

13.III.

Monthly and Annual Fire Department Report - December 2019

14.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

14.I.

Workshop Meeting - January 28, 2020

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 551.072, deliberations regarding real property relating to BWTX 66.

16.II.

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 Update on Conn Brown Harbor Project.

16.III.

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 _______________________, 2020 at ______ am/pm.

                                                                        Mary Juarez
                                                                        City Secretary