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Posted on: November 27, 2018

November 20 City Council Recap

Seabrook City Council

PRESENTATIONS

The following presentations were heard by Seabrook Council:


Presentation of post event report for the 2018 Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival held September 21-22, 2018 at Lakewood Yacht Club


The 20th annual Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival was held at Lakewood Yacht Club on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 22, 2018. This year’s anniversary event was the best yet with over 2,000 film and gala tickets distributed. Local press coverage for the event included The Scene Magazine, Bay Area Houston Magazine, the Bay Area Observer, the Galveston Daily News, the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press. Films were submitted throughout the nation, including award winning entries from New York and Florida. Next year’s event will be held at Lakewood Yacht Club on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. 

 

City of Seabrook Share Your Christmas receives $4,000 donation from Celebration Seabrook 2018 Proceeds

Council considered and approved giving $4,000 to the City of Seabrook Share your Christmas program. The $4,000 donation came from proceeds from the 2018 Celebration Seabrook event held at Meador Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The funds were presented by LeaAnn Dearman Petersen to Myra Perez, President of the the Share your Christmas Program and Natalie Stephens. This year’s Share your Christmas program will run between November 26 to December 14. The additional funds donated by the Seabrook City Council will help the charity kick-off a Back-to-School program for Seabrook families. 


City of Seabrook Animal Shelter and Adoption Center receives $4,000 donation from Celebration Seabrook 2018 Proceeds

Council considered and approved giving $4,000 to the City of Seabrook Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. The $4,000 donation came from proceeds from the 2018 Celebration Seabrook event held at Meador Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The funds were presented by LeaAnn Dearman Petersen to Dwayne Vanselous, the City of Seabrook Animal Control Supervisor. The additional funds donated by the Seabrook City Council will help the Animal Shelter start a microchipping program plus will allow the shelter to hold a 2019 animal wellness event. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Mayor, City council and/or members of City staff made the following announcements about city/community events:


  • Share Your Christmas Toy and Food Drive begins November 26 and runs through December 14 - Drop off non-perishable food and get your star at Seabrook City Hall or Public Works and make a child’s wish come true this season.

  • Breakfast with Santa happening Saturday December 1 from 9am to 11am at the Seabrook Community House

  • Seabrook Tree Lighting happening on Thursday, December 6 from 6pm to 8pm on the grounds of the Seabrook Community House

  • SVFD Santa Run happening on Saturday, December 8 beginning at 9am (rain out date December 15)

  • Christmas Lane Boat Parade taking place on Saturday, December 8 in Seabrook Channel beginning at 7pm

 

Check out the city’s website calendar online at www.seabrooktx.gov or follow the city on social media for more events and happenings.

 

ORDINANCES

The following city ordinances were approved by Seabrook Council:

 

Ordinance 2018-30 "Comprehensive Update of Speed Limits and Zones"
Council approved the second and final reading of this ordinance during last night's meeting. The approval of this ordinance, based on an engineering and traffic investigation, allows the lowering of the speed limits on certain streets/roads to not less than 25 miles per hour.

 

Ordinance 2018-31 "Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2049 for City Department encumbrances”

Council approved the first and final reading of this ordinance during last night's meeting to carryover funds from last fiscal year in order to complete expenditures where the funds were encumbered, but the goods were not delivered until after the beginning of the current fiscal year, which is a normal and regular budgetary process.  In addition, some cleanup was needed for salary and benefit funds due to additions or deletions of certain positions.

 

RESOLUTIONS

The following city resolutions were approved by Seabrook Council:


Resolution 2018-32 "EDC Project Designation for WMF Investments, Inc. and 3300 Hwy 146, LLC, (D/B/A Retail at the Commons) and Approval of SEDC Expenditures for Promotion of New Business for Construction of Two New Retail Structures Pursuant to Performance Agreement." 
Council approved second and final reading of this resolution during last night's meeting. The approval of this resolution will approve the funding, through EDC incentives, of the construction of two new retail shops at 3300 Highway 146 at Towers Blvd.

 

AGREEMENTS/GRANTS/CONTRACTS 

The following city grants, agreements and or contracts were reviewed and/or approved by Seabrook Council:


Proposal from Cobb Fendley to provide Engineering and Surveying Services for the City of Seabrook CIP water projects W6 and W14, in the amount of $156,630
Council approved this proposal at last night’s meeting as a Consent Agenda item, in an amount not to exceed $156,360.


Proposal from Cobb Fendley to provide Engineering and Surveying Services for the City of Seabrook CIP water projects W17 and W18, in the amount of $70,770
Council approved this proposal at last night’s meeting as a Consent Agenda item, in an amount not to exceed $70,770.


Request for permit to remove or abandon-in-place two 10”piplines which are located: one in the newly purchased Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right-of-way (ROW) and one outside of the TxDOT ROW and replace both with a new 8” pipeline
Council approved this request for permit at last night’s meeting as a Consent Agenda item.

 

Mario’s Pizza request for an extension on project completion date from October 20, 2018 to April 20, 2019

Mario's Pizza is currently in the process of relocating to 2100 E. NASA Parkway. They were hoping to be open by the end of 2018 at their new location, and were granted a project completion date of October 20, 2018. However, they need to extend that completion date as the work on their new site has not been finished. The EDC Board has granted them an additional six months (April 20, 2019) for project completion.

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

Discussion on a fiscal report from Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps (CLEMC) and the current contract between the City of Seabrook and CLEMC
Seabrook City Council unanimously agreed to make quarterly payments in lieu of monthly payment to CLEMC. 

 

MONTHLY REPORTS

Council reviewed the following monthly reports:

 

●      October 2018 Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps (CLEMC)

●      October 2018 Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department

●      October 2018 Seabrook Police Department

●      October 2048 Seabrook Building Department

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