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


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

4.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

4.I.
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 February 18, 2019.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2019-880 creating the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.

7.II.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2019-881 of the City Council of the City of Aransas Pass in support of legislation proposed by the San Patricio Municipal Water District.

7.III.

Consider and Act on agreement with LJA Engineering for Safe Routes to School Grant in the amount of $8,600.

7.IV.

Consider and Act on request from Aransas Pass Project Graduation for a monetary donation in the amount of $10,000 for their annual event scheduled for May 31, 2019.

7.V.

Consider and Act on Change Order No. 2 with Division 16 Construction for Pelican Cove Repairs in the amount of $9,800.

7.VI.

Consider and Act on request for use of the Aquatic Center Parking Lot on March 30, 2019 for the 3rd Annual Kayak Meet & Greet.

8.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

Consider and Act on Change Order No. 7 to the contract with Barcom Construction, Inc. for the Aransas Pass Aquatic Center.

8.II.

Consider and Act on accepting the Certificate of Substantial Completion submitted by LNV, Inc. for the Aransas Pass Civic Center Renovation project.

8.III.

Consider and Act on approving Ordinance No. 2019-4234 amending the Aransas Pass Code of Ordinances, Chapter 19.5, by adding Section 19.5-21, Civic Center Rental Rates and Fees use thereof; and providing an effective date.

9.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

Consider and Act on issuance of a Request for Proposals for Softball Field Lighting.

9.II.

Consider and Act on awarding the Request for Proposals for Ball Field Bleachers - 2019.

9.III.

Consider and Act on accepting Request for Qualifications for engineering services for Conn Brown Harbor Roadway Project.

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 acceptance of the Texas DPS NIBRS grant in the amount of $80,000 for use in upgrading technology hardware for the Police Department.

12.II.

Consider and Act on approving and the City and Police Department to enter into an agreement with Flicker Productions Limited for the production of a television documentary of the Aransas Pass Police Department.

12.III.

Consider and Act on approving the City to hold an Online Auction through Rene Bates Auctioneeers to sell old, broken, or no longer used city property; and any remaining property that does not sell at the action, may be disposed of.

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

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. City of Aransas Pass vs. J.M. Davidson, Ltd., RLI Insurance Company, and Naismith Engineering, Cause No. S-14-6278-CV-C in the 343rd Judicial District Court in San Patricio County, Texas.
15.II.

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

  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City Secretary
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