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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
FEBRUARY 4, 2019  -  6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

3.I.

Presentation, update and discussion regarding demolitions and vacant, dilapidated structures in the City.

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

4.I.

Library Board

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 Workshop and Special Council Meetings of January 16, 2019.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on Ordinance 2019-4230 by the City Council of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas authorizing the issuance of "City of Aransas Pass, Texas Tax Notes, Series 2019", levying an annual Ad Valorem Tax, within the limitations prescribed by law, for the payment of the obligations; prescribing the form, terms, conditions, and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, and delivery of the obligations; authorizing the execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and a purchase and investment letter; complying with the letter of representations previously executed with the depository trust company; and providing an effective date.

7.II.

Order of Election - Resolution 2019-879

Ordering an Election to be held in the City of Aransas Pass on May 4, 2019 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Council Members to Places 1 and 3; and to provide for consideration of a Proposition on "Whether the Aransas Pass Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for ten years and the Crime Control and Prevention District sales and use tax should be continued for ten years; 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.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

FINANCE.

Finance includes the following: Utility Billing, Finance, Human Resources, and Meter Reading.
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 purchase one unmarked police vehicle and two marked patrol vehicles from Allen Samuels in Aransas Pass, for an amount not to exceed $135,000 with funds from the Federal Drug Seizure Account.

12.II.

Presentation of the 2018 Racial Profiling Report and Audit by the Chief of Police.

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

13.I.

Upcoming City Wide Community Clean Up.

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 551.071 of the Texas Open Meetings 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. Thomas Dutton vs. City of Aransas Pass, Cause No. S-18-6046CV-B in the 156th District Court in San Patricio County, Texas.
15.II.

Section 551.071 of the Texas Open Meetings 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 and Section 551.074 to deliberate the appointment, employment evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee:

  1. Municipal Court Judge
15.III.

Reconvene in Open Session to Consider and Take Action, if any, on any item discussed in Executive Session.

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 _______________________, 2019 at ______ am/pm.

                                                                        Mary Juarez
                                                                        City Secretary