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Posted on: January 20, 2020

January 7 City Council Recap

Seabrook City Council

SPECIAL MEETING

On Tuesday, January 7, Seabrook City Council held the following Special City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.:

Presentation to Carothers Coastal Garden Task Force
Mayor Kolupski presented Certificates of Recognition to the Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force members and thanks to them for the substantial contribution they made to the City of Seabrook.

Special Workshop
Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force Executive Summary

Chair of the Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force, David Popken, presented the executive summary to Council.
 
You may download and review the summary here: CAROTHERS COASTAL GARDENS TASK FORCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Utilization of Carothers Coastal Gardens Facility
After review and discussion of the proposals by the Carothers Coastal Garden (CCG) Task Force, City Council unanimously voted to move forward with the creation of an additional CCG Task Force to strategically review and make recommendations to Council regarding the budget impacts and legal implications of the proposals made by the current CCG Task Force. 


REGULAR MEETING


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • National Law Enforcement Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Community Shred Day
  • Birding by the Bay

City staff is currently reviewing the Seabrook Lucky Trail Special Event permit. The event will be held on March 13-15.

More information on events and happenings can be viewed at seabrooktx.gov or on the city’s social media networks. 


PRESENTATIONS

Donation to the City of Seabrook Share Your Christmas
LeaAnn Petersen, Director of Community and Visitor Relations, presented Myra Perez, Chair of Share Your Christmas, with a $3,000.00 donation from the proceeds of the 2019 Celebration Seabrook Festival. 


Donation to the City of Seabrook Animal Shelter
LeaAnn Petersen, Director of Community and Visitor Relations, presented Dwayne Vanselous, Animal Control Supervisor, with a $700.00 donation from the proceeds of the 2019 Celebration Seabrook Festival. 


Donation to the Bay Area Veterans Memorial
LeaAnn Petersen, Director of Community and Visitor Relations, presented Kevin Padgett, Director of Public Works, with a $1,200.00 donation from the proceeds of the 2019 Celebration Seabrook Festival.


SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEARINGS

City Council conducted the following Public Hearings:
 
Conduct a Public Hearing on a request to add “Restaurant-Full Service” to Article 3, “Establishment of Zoning Districts and Associated Regulations”, Section 3.15 “Comprehensive Land Use Regulation Matrix”.      
               
Conduct a Public Hearing on a request to amend the Seabrook City Code, Appendix A, Comprehensive Zoning Article 3, “Establishment of Zoning Districts and Associated Regulations”, Section 3.14 “Light Industrial District”, by amending that district’s height regulation of eighty feet (80’) to allow for structures of up to one hundred twenty feet (120’) in height


ORDINANCES

The following ordinances were reviewed and considered by City Council as follows:


Ordinance 2020-01 – Increasing the Maximum Height of Structures Allowed in the Light Industrial (LI) District from Eighty (80’) Feet to One Hundred Twenty (120’) Feet

By unanimous vote, the City Council denied Ordinance 2020-01 on first reading, which would have increased the maximum height of structures in the Light Industrial District from eighty (80’) feet to one hundred twenty (120’) feet.

 

Ordinance 2020-02 – Restaurant-Full Service

By unanimous vote, the City Council approved Ordinance 2020-02 on first reading, which differentiates between traditional full-service and fast-food restaurants as follows:

  • A traditional full-service restaurant patrons are seated at a table with a dedicated server who takes and delivers an order.
  • A fast-food restaurant often have meals produced in mass to meet the grab-and-go demand with limited table service.

 

Ordinance 2020-03 – Consenting to disannexation of 7.45 acre tract upon Petition filed by owner, INEOS Styrolution America, LLC,

Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2020-03 on first reading, which consents to the disannexation of 7.45 acre tract of land located at the northeast city limits that is uninhabited and the approval of Industrial District Agreement for District #3.

 

Ordinance 2020-04 – Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019 for the Seabrook General Fund

Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2020-04 on first and final reading to amend the FY 2018-2019 budget to increase the General Fund Revenue account as a result of a sale of City property and the recognized revenue from FEMA distributions.

 

Ordinance 2020-05 – Amendment No. 2 Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 20, 2020 for City Department Encumbrances

Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2020-05 on first and final reading to amend the FY 2019-2020 budget to increase the Highway 146 Account Lines in the Enterprise Fund and purchase orders issued prior to September 30 have or will come due in the current physical year.

 

Ordinance 2020-06 - Civil Service Classification System Continuation Ratifying Amendment of Step Pay Scale for Police

Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2020-06 on first reading, which ratifies amendment of Step Pay Scale for police for the positions of police sergeant and police lieutenant


RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were reviewed and considered by City Council as follows:

Resolution 2020-01 – Authorization for Acquisition of Property for City Project
Council unanimously approved Resolution 2020-01 to authorize the acquisition of property at 2505 Repsdorph for future city facilities.
 
SEABROOK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The City Council discussed and considered the following items recently approved ty the Board of Directors of the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation:
 
Project Extension – WMF Investments, Inc.
The City Council did not approve Addendum 2019-1 by a 5-1 vote of denial, with Council Member Machol voting in favor of providing an additional 6 month extension to WMF Investments, Inc. for the time performance of substantial completion.
 
Project Extension – KIWO Inc.
The City Council unanimously approved Addendum 2019-1 to provide an additional 12 month extension for the time performance of the date of substantial completion from December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020 to KIWO Inc.


CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

Construction Management and Inspection Services
The City Council unanimously approved the amendment to the agreement between the City of Seabrook and Cobb Fendley for Construction Management and Inspection Services for the City Utility Relocations required by the State Highway 146 Expansion Project, to include services through May 2020 in an amount not to exceed $179,211.00


ADDITIONAL ITEMS CONSIDERED


Quarterly Investment Report
City Council unanimously approved the Quarterly Investment Report for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2018-2019, as required by the Public Investment Act.
 
Accounts for “Write Off”
Council unanimously approved to authorize the write-off uncollectable accounts in the amount of $4,819.87, to be effective September 30, 2019.


ROUTINE BUSINESS

The following updates were discussed and reviewed by City Council:

 

UPDATES

City Manager, Gayle Cook, gave the Council updates on the following items:

  • SH 146 Expansion
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Red Bluff Roadway Expansion Project
  • Grants 

DOWNLOAD CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS
The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at City Hall City Council Chambers.


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