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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARANSAS PASS
600 W. CLEVELAND, ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
MAY 7, 2018  -  6:00 PM


1.

CALL TO ORDER.

2.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3.

BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

3.I.

Certificates of Recognition for Dennis Peacock and Genie McLelland for their service to the Housing Authority of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas through March 31, 2018.

3.II.

Discussion on Mayor's appointment of Lupe Torres, Rudy Abrego, and Vickie Torres to serve as Board Commissioners for a two-year term on the Housing Authority of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas effective immediately and pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 392.

3.III.

Presentation of Certificates of Appointment, Swearing-in and Oaths of Office for newly appointed officials for the Housing Authority of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas:

  • Lupe Torres, Board Commissioner
  • Rudy Abrego, Board Commissioner
  • Vickie Torres, Board Commissioner
4.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS.

4.I.

Swearing-In of Roxann Pais Cotroneo, City Attorney

4.II.

Presentation on City Prosecutor Safety Program.

4.III.

Proclamation designating the month of May 2018, as "Motorcycle Traffic Safety Awareness Month".

4.IV.

Presentation and Filing of Annual Audit Report ending September 30, 2017 - Brenda McElwee, CPA.

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.

Extending the Disaster Declaration Issued by the Mayor on August 25, 2017 in response to Hurricane Harvey and extend this declaration until the June 4, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting.

5.II.

Approval of April 16, 2018 Regular Meeting and April 23, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes.

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS.

7.

CITY MANAGER.

7.I.

Consider and Act on awarding the Request for Proposals for Disaster Recovery Consulting Services.

7.II.

Consider and Act on approval for Request for Proposals for possible grant administration.

7.III.

Consider and Act on Ordinance No. 2018- 4213 amending Chapter 2 - Boards, Commissions, Committees, etc., by adding Division 7 - Hotel Motel Tax Advisory Committee of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas, and providing an effective date.

7.IV.

Consider and Act on awarding the bid for repairs to the Fishing Pier at Harbor Point Park.

7.V.

Consider and Act on Resolution No. 2018-858 of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas finding that AEP Texas Inc.'s application to amend its distribution cost recovery factors to increase distribution rates within the City should be denied; finding that the City's reasonable rate case expenses shall be reimbursed by the company; finding that the meeting at which this Resolution is passed is open to the public as required by law; requiring notice of this Resolution to the Company and legal counsel.

8.

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT.

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

Consider and Act on request from Aransas Pass Project Graduation for use of the Aquatic Center Swimming Pool to be held on June 1, 2018.

9.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

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

Consider and Act on Petition from Bruce Furlow to abandon a portion of No. Houston Street.

9.II.

Consider and Act on request from Grant Erickson for a variance on Floodplain Regulations at 420 Bigelow Street, Aransas Pass, Texas.

9.III.

Consider and Act on approving Resolution No. 2018-859 supporting the Aransas County Navigation District's request to annex the Aransas County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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 receive a transfer of patrol rifles from the Southern Methodist University Police Department. (Tabled - 4/23/18)

12.II.

Consider and Act on approving the Fire Chief to receive a transfer of Laptop Computers from Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP.

13.

CITY COUNCIL OR STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Special and Workshop Meeting on May 14, 2018
  • City Clean-up Day on May 12, 2018
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.

The City Council may recess into Executive Session to discuss the following items pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code:
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-14-6278CV-C in the 343rd Judicial District Court in San Patricio County, Texas
  2. Naismith Engineering, Inc. vs. Sylvia Carrillo and Adan Chapa, Cause No. 2014-CCV-60566-4 in Nueces County Court No. 4
  3. Daniel Jimenez and Paul Harrison vs. City of Aransas Pass, Cause No. S-15-6059CV-C
  4. Johnny Lee Davis vs. City of Aransas Pass, Eric Blanchard, Kyle Rhodes and Leo Martinez, Cause No. 13-17-00455-CV in the 13th District Court of Appeals of Texas
  5. Natalia Lamas vs. City of Aransas Pass and Board of Adjustment of the City of Aransas Pass, Texas, Cause No. S-16-5735CV-C in the 343rd Judicial District of San Patricio County, Texas
  6. Voluntary Annexation of Motel 6, 2705 W. Wheeler Ave., Aransas Pass, Texas
  7. Tax Abatement Agreement with Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 2679 Texas 35 Business, Aransas Pass, Texas
15.II.

Section 551.072 Deliberations regarding Real Property related to LWR.

15.III.

Section 551.087 Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiations related to Conn Brown Harbor.

16.

ADJOURNMENT.

17.

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, TX 78336 on ___________________, 2018 at _________a.m./p.m.

Mary Juarez
City Secretary

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