Blue_Small_Electronic_Seabrook.jpg

SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY,  JANUARY 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET ON TUESDAY JANUARY 3, 2017 AT 7:00 PM IN THE CITY HALL CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 1700 FIRST STREET, SEABROOK, TEXAS, TO DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND IF APPROPRIATE, TAKE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.

THIS FACILITY IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. REQUESTS FOR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS OR INTERPRETIVE SERVICES MUST BE MADE 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THIS MEETING. PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE AT (281) 291-5600 OR FAX (281) 291-5710 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1.
PRESENTATIONS
1.1.
Volunteer Recognition
Honor and recognize Ronica Hall, a long time Seabrook volunteer, for her dedication, loyalty, hard work, and commitment shown over many years of service to the City and the community.  (Royal)
1.2.
Contest Recognition
Recognize Grand Central Station Gift Boutique as the business winner and Jack Fryday as the residential winner of the 2016 Old Seabrook Holiday Decorating Contest.  (Dearman)
2.
PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

At this time we would like to listen to any member of the audience on any subject matter, whether or not that item is on the agenda.  All comments are limited to a maximum of four minutes for each speaker, shall be limited to city business or city-related business or matters of general public interest, and shall not include any personal attacks.   In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, members may not discuss or take action on any item that has not been posted on the agenda.  When your name is called, please come to the podium and state your name and address clearly into the microphone before making your comments.  Thank you.

2.1.
Mayor, City Council and/or members of the city staff may make announcements about city/community events. (Council)
3.
CONSENT AGENDA (Council)
Council will discuss, consider, and if appropriate, take action on the items listed below.
3.1.
Pipeline Permit
Approve a request for a permit to relocate/lower an 18" MMP pipeline which is located near the Poly One property, 5780 State Highway 146.  (Landis)
3.2.
Planning & Zoning Commission Reappointments
Approve the reappointment of Rosebud Caradec, Buddy Hammann, and Tracie Soich as members to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term ending January 1, 2020.  (Hicks) 
3.3.
Board of Adjustment / Building Standards Commission Reappointments
Approve the reappointment of John Dolan and Sue Langgard as regular members and Dat Tien (Richard) Nguyen as an alternate member to the Board of Adjustment / Building Standards Commission for a term ending January 31, 2019.  (Hicks) 
3.4.
Special Event CCISD Cross Country Meet
Approve a special event permit and waiver of the permit fees for a Clear Creek ISD (Seabrook Intermediate) Cross Country Meet on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 4:45pm until 9:00pm at Meador Park.  All supporting documentation and fees have been submitted and approved.  (Hicks)
Documents:
  1. CCISD app.pdf
3.5.
Excused Absence
Approve an excused absence for Robert Llorente for the December 6, 2016 regular City Council meeting.  (Hicks)
3.6.
Minutes
Approve minutes of the December 6, 2016 regular City Council meeting. (Hicks)
Documents:
  1. 120616 minutes.pdf
4.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The City Council will now hold a closed executive meeting pursuant to the provisions of the open meetings Act, Charter 551, Government Code, and Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, in accordance with the authority contained in one or more of the following sections: Section 551.071, Consultation with Attorney; Section 551.072, Real Property; Section 551.073, Deliberation Regarding a Prospective Gift; Section 551.074, Personnel Matters; Section 551.076. Security Devices; and Section 551.087, Economic Development. 

4.1.
Executive Session 551.071
Consult with City Attorney regarding legal issues and discuss the amendment to the appointment and term of the Municipal Court Judge, as provided by Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code.  (Cook)
5.
OPEN MEETING
Council will reconvene in open session to allow for possible action on any of the agenda items listed above under "Executive Session."
6.
NEW BUSINESS (Council)

Council will discuss, consider and if appropriate, take action on the items listed below.

6.1.
Ordinance 2017-01 Thoroughfare Plan
Consider and take all appropriate action on first reading of proposed Ordinance 2017-01, "Adoption of the City of Seabrook 2016 Thoroughfare Plan".  (Landis)

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, ADOPTING THE "SEABROOK 2016 THOROUGHFARE PLAN" PURSUANT TO TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 213 AS PROVIDED HEREIN; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
6.2.
Ordinance 2017-02 Municipal Court Judge
Consider and take all appropriate action on first reading of proposed Ordinance 2017-02, "Amendment to the Term of Office - Municipal Court Judge."  (Cook)

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, CHAPTER 50, "MUNICIPAL COURT", ARTICLE II, "ESTABLISHING THE MUNICIPAL COURT AS A COURT OF RECORD", BY AMENDING SECTION 50-20, "TERM OF JUDGE"; MAKING FINDINGS OF FACT; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE AND EFFECTIVE DATE
6.3.
Ordinance 2017-03 Budget Amendment
Consider and take all appropriate action on first and final reading of Ordinance 2017-03, "Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016 for the Seabrook General Fund."  (Gibbs)

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE AMOUNT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 1, 2015 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, FOR THE CITY OF SEABROOK, IN THE AMOUNT OF $776,000, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURES; AND FINDING AVAILABLE UNENCUMBERED FUNDS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION AND/OR TRANSFER
6.4.
Ordinance 2017-04 No Parking Lakeside Drive
Consider and take all appropriate action on first reading of proposed Ordinance 2017-04, "Revise Prior Update of Section 90-80, (No Parking), Pertaining to Lakeside Drive."  (Cook)

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 90 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES," ARTICLE III, "STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING," DIVISION 1, "GENERALLY," SECTION 90-80, "SCHEDULE I - NO PARKING ZONES;" PROVIDING ADDITIONAL CLARIFYING REVISIONS FOR LAKESIDE DRIVE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISIONS HEREOF BY INCLUSION INTO THE CODE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE
6.5.
Resolution 2017-01 Grant Application
Consider and take all appropriate action on proposed Resolution 2017-01, "Submission of Grant Application for Marked Operations Vehicle with Video Equipment."  (Wright)

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEABROOK, TEXAS, APPROVING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION FOR A GRANT TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION, FOR A MARKED OPERATIONS VEHICLE WITH VIDEO EQUIPMENT  AND APPOINTING THE CITY MANAGER AS THE AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE GRANT
6.6.
Confirmation of Director of Finance
Consider and take all appropriate action for the confirmation per the Seabrook City Charter, Section 5.01(a), of Michael Gibbs as Director of Finance, as appointed by the City Manager. (Cook)
6.7.
Legislative Department Report
Consider and take all appropriate action on the Legislative Department 2016 Annual Report.  (Hicks)
6.8.
Economic Alliance Advocacy
Consider and take all appropriate action on designation of the Council representative to participate in the Economic Alliance Advocacy trip to Washington D.C. March 28-31, 2017.  This is a budgeted item for one representative.  (Royal)
6.9.
Citizens for Space Exploration
Consider and take all appropriate action on designation of the Council representative to the Citizens for Space Exploration visit to Washington D.C. May 23-26, 2017.  This is a budgeted item for one representative.  (Royal)
7.
ROUTINE BUSINESS

Council will discuss, consider and if appropriate, take action on the items listed below.

7.1.
Approve the Action Items Checklist which is attached and made a part of this Agenda.
7.2.
Establish future meeting dates and agenda items.
8.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The City Council will now hold a closed executive meeting pursuant to the provisions of the open meetings Act, Charter 551, Government Code, and Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, in accordance with the authority contained in one or more of the following sections: Section 551.071, Consultation with Attorney; Section 551.072, Real Property; Section 551.073, Deliberation Regarding a Prospective Gift; Section 551.074, Personnel Matters; Section 551.076. Security Devices; and Section 551.087, Economic Development. 

8.1.
Section 551.074 CM
Pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code, conduct an Executive Session to deliberate the evaluation and duties of the City Manager.  (Royal)
8.2.
Section 551.074 CS
Pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code, conduct an Executive Session to deliberate the evaluation and duties of the City Secretary.  (Royal)
9.
OPEN MEETING
Council will reconvene in open session to allow for possible action on any of the agenda items listed above under "Executive Session."

THE CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HEAR ANY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AGENDA ITEMS THAT QUALIFY FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THE APPLICABLE SECTION NUMBER OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, (CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE) THAT JUSTIFIES EXECUTIVE SESSION TREATMENT.
                                                     
I certify that this notice was posted on the bulletin board on or before Friday, December 30, 2016 no later than 5:00 p.m. and that this notice will remain posted until the meeting has ended.
 
Robin Hicks, TRMC
City Secretary