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Posted on: September 18, 2019

September 17 Council Recap

Joe Machol and Thom Kolupski present to Rotary

PRESENTATIONS

Seabrook Rotary Club – donation for Flag Project

Mayor Kolupski presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Seabrook Rotary Club and thanked the Club for its donation of funds for the Bay Area Veterans’ Memorial addition of Service Branches  Flag Project.  Councilmember Joe Machol also thanked the Rotary Club for their donation.




UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Seabrook Saltwater Derby     
    Friday, September 27
    Cabo Bar & Grill
    www.seabrooksaltwaterderby.com
  • Monthly Bird Count
    Saturday, October 5
    Beginning 9:00am  
    Pine Gully Park
  • Gulf Coast Film Festival   
    Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28
    Lakewood Yacht Club          
    www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com
  •  Birding Seminar: Identifying Hawks   
    Thursday, October 10
     7:00pm – 8:30pm
    Public Works Complex           
  • National Night Out
    Tuesday, October 1
    5:00pm – 9:00pm
    www.seabrooktx.gov/nno 
  • Celebration Seabrook
    Saturday, October 12
    11:00am – 7:30pm
     Rex L. Meador Park
    www.celebratoinseabrook.com


ORDINANCES

City Council unanimously approved the following ordinances at last night’s City Council meeting:


Ordinance 2019-19 – Update to Master Fee Schedule

This ordinance establishes and updates City fees, specifically the new Seabrook EMS Department fees; notary fees for non-residents; new permits fees pursuant to recently passed State legislation; an update to the sanitation/garbage collection and utility fees; parks facility rental fees; park entrance fees; community development fees; contractor registration fees; building department administrative fees; and plan review fees.


Ordinance 2019-20 – Restaurant – Fast Food (First Reading)

This ordinance establishes a conditional use permit process for allowing fast food restaurants in the Light Commercial (C-1), Waterfront Activity (WAD), and Marine Oriented Mixed Use (MMU) zoning districts by the water, and also adds fast food restaurant as a permitted use in the Medium Commercial (C-2), Heavy Commercial (C-3), SH 146 South Commercial (146-S), SH 146 Main Commercial (146-M), Light Industrial (L-1), and Seabrook Town Center Overlay District (STCOD zoning districts.  Council made the motion to have staff take the ordinance back to the Planning & Zoning Commission after 2nd reading, in order to get a recommendation from PZ on adding definitions for the type of restaurants.


Ordinance 2019-20 (SH 146-S) and Ordinance 2019-21 (SH 146-M) (First Reading)

These ordinances remove and delete the architectural standards established in the SH 146 South Commercial and SH 146 Main Commercial zoning districts, pursuant to recently passed legislation (HB 2439) that removes the City’s authority to regulate standards for building materials used in construction or renovation that are stricter than those set by a national model code.  This pre-emption also includes any regulations that address aesthetic methods in construction.


Ordinance 2019-23 – Crime Control and Prevention District Budget FY 19/20 (First and Final Reading)

After the required public hearing was held, this ordinance approves the budget for the Crime Control and Prevention District in order to appropriate funds for  Police Department personnel services, materials and supplies for the Police Department, and department fleet replacement.


Ordinance 2019-24 – Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Budget FY 19/20 (First and Final Reading)

After the required public hearing was held, this ordinance approves the budget for the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation in order to appropriate funds for business incentives, personnel services, economic development projects and economic development incentives.

 

Ordinance 2019-25 – General, Enterprise, and Special Funds Budgets FY 19/20 (First and Final Reading)

After the required public hearing was held, this ordinance approves the operating budget for the City of Seabrook in order to appropriate funds for personnel, capital outlay, fleet replacement, materials and supplies, small equipment, postage, rental and service agreements, and training.




RESOLUTIONS

City Council unanimously approved the following resolutions at last night’s City Council meeting:


Resolution 2019-20 – Adoption of the City’s Investment Policy

This resolution approves a policy by which the City invests public funds in a manner which will preserve the principal and maintain liquidity through limitations and diversification seeking the highest investment return with the maximum security while meeting the daily cash flow demands of the City and conforming to all state and local statutes governing the investment of public funds.


Resolution 2019-21 – Nomination to the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors

This resolution approves the nomination of Mike Sullivan as the City of Seabrook’s candidate for a position on the Board of Directors of the Harris County Appraisal District.  The current method of selecting directors was established by resolutions of the county, cities, and school districts participating in the appraisal district in 1981. One member of the Board of Directors is appointed by votes of the city councils of the cities other than Houston. Each city council casts a single vote. The candidate who receives the most votes is elected.




CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS

 

Air Quality Monitoring

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH), LLC for as needed air quality monitoring.




UPDATES

City Manager, Gayle Cook, gave the Council an update on various City projects, including the wastewater treatment plant, the SH 146 utility relocations, the SCADA project, the Waterline Improvements projects at Nasa Rd 1 and Old Seabrook and at Pine Gully and Hester’s Gully, the Marvin Circle Project, and the Red Bluff Road Expansion project.


Robin Lenio, City Secretary, updated the City Council on legislation in effect after the recent 86th State Legislative Session, including legislation regarding runoff ballots, election website postings, election cybersecurity, publication of voter information, the public information act, speaking at public meetings, voter registration information, electronic acceptance of voters at polling locations, and election records.

 

FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS

There will be a joint meeting of the Seabrook City Council and the Seabrook Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall City Council Chambers.

 

The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at City Hall City Council Chambers.

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