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SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY,  JANUARY 17, 2017- 7:00 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE SEABROOK CITY COUNCIL WILL MEET ON TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 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   Recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  (Royal)

1.2   Presentation of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department Quarterly Report for 4th Quarter 2016.  (Gutaker)

1.3   Presentation of the Open Space and Trails Committee Quarterly Report for the 4th Quarter 2016.  (Burton)
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 matter 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

3.1   Approve on second reading 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

3.2   Approve on second reading 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

3.3   Approve on second reading 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

3.4   Approve and accept all new drainage and utilities improvements and infrastructure for El Mar Village Subdivision.  (Chairez)

3.5   Approve the Quarterly Investment Report for 4th quarter 2015-16 as required by the Public Funds Investment Act.  (Gibbs)

3.6   Approve the Bi-Annual Communications and Marketing Report.  (Dearman)

3.7   Approve the Municipal Court First Quarterly Report.  (Ancira)

3.8   Approve the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps (CLEMC) monthly report for June 2016.  (Hunter)

3.9   Approve the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) monthly report for June 2016.  (Gutaker)

3.10 Approve the Seabrook Police Department monthly report for June 2016.  (Wright)  

3.11 Approve the Seabrook Building Department monthly report for June 2016.  (Landis)

3.12 Approve an excused absence for Mike Giangrosso and O.J. Miller for the January 3, 2017 regular City Council meeting.  (Hicks)
4.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Section 551.071
4.1   Conduct an Executive Session, as provided by Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code, to receive legal advice from the City Attorney on legal issues associated with the Housing Tax Credit Program with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.  (Cook)

5.
DISCUSSION ITEM
5.1   Presentation and discussion on a proposal by Mariposa Clear Lake LP for making an application for the 2017 Competitive Housing Tax Credits for Mariposa Apartment Homes at Clear Lake for an over 55 years of age residential housing complex and possible resolution.  (Cook / Stuart Shaw, Applicant Representative)
6.
ROUTINE BUSINESS

6.1   Reports and announcements concerning items of community interest.  No discussion or action will be taken by Council.

Council Liaisons:
      a. Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
      b. Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
      c. Bay Area Transportation Partnership
      d. Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps
      e. Economic Alliance, Port Region
      f.  Galveston Bay Foundation
      g. Hotel Tax Liaison Committee
      h. Houston-Galveston Area Council

6.2   Approve the Action Items Checklist which is attached and made a part of this Agenda.

6.3   Establish future meeting dates and agenda items.

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, January 13, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m. and that this notice will remain posted until the meeting has ended.
 
Robin Hicks, TRMC
City Secretary