Open Space and Trails Committee Quarterly Report
Helen Burton, Chair of the Open Space and Trails Committee, presented the Quarterly Report as seen here:
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
- Bird Count
Saturday, March 1
9am at Pine Gully
- Birding Seminar: Hawks
Thursday, March 5
7pm at Public Works
- Bay Cup I
- CCISD Spring Break
- Daylight Savings Time
Sunday, March 9 @2am
- Seabrook Lucky Trails
- Trash Bash
Saturday, March 28
8:30am to 1pm
SPECIFIC PUBLIC HEARINGS
City Council conducted the following public hearings:
A request for a Conditional Use Permit to establish a "Bar" at 2900 E. Nasa Parkway, Suite 250, as per the Seabrook City Code, Appendix A, "Comprehensive Zoning", Article 4, "Special Use Regulations", Section 4.11, "Conditional Use Permit Criteria and Procedures".
A request for a Conditional Use Permit to establish an "Open Air Market" at 902 Hardesty Avenue as per the Seabrook City Code, Appendix A, "Comprehensive Zoning", Article 4, "Special Use Regulations", Section 4.11, "Conditional Use Permit Criteria and Procedures’.
Ordinance 2020-08 CUP for Open Air Market
City Council unanimously approved on first reading Ordinance 2020-08, "Issuance of Conditional Use Permit to allow for an "Open Air Market" at 902 Hardesty Avenue in the OS Old Seabrook District to allow for Jenuine Treasures Craft Boutique to host Market Days at Jenuine Treasures on various weekends.
Ordinance 2020-08 CUP for Bar
City Council, by unanimous vote, approved on first reading Ordinance 2020-09, "Issuance of Conditional Use Permit to allow a "Bar" at 2900 E. Nasa Parkway, Suite 250, in the C-2 Medium Commercial District", which is currently vacant, to target young professionals, ages 21-35, with a dress code, and will initially serve only beer and wine.
Resolution 2020-02 Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force II
City Council voted to approve Resolution 2020-02 to formally establish the Carothers Coastal Gardens Task Force II and establish the parameters and criteria for the task force. The charge of the Task Force is as follows: 1) evaluate and propose the best future use and/or disposition of property (i.e. possible utilization or sale of property either in its entirety, or as a portion); 2) formulate a budget for proposed uses; 3) identify viable grant opportunities; 4) identify viable sustainable corporate sponsorships; 5) identify any other viable sustainable funding sources; 6) consider how the proposed uses may impact the neighboring residential properties; 7) provide any other information specifically requested by City Council; and 8) take into consideration that recommendations will be evaluated by the City Council and administration for accountability to the voters and taxpayers of the City, the City resources and funds shall first and foremost serve the welfare of the citizens of the City of Seabrook.
CITY MANAGER UPDATE
Gayle Cook, City Manager, gave the following update on the SH 146 Expansion Project, City of Seabrook CIP Projects, and City of Seabrook Grant Administration:
- SH 146 Expansion Project – updates are continuing to be posted on www.146.com. There are additional lane closures this week and drivers are experiencing significant backup traffic during the day. The monthly staff meeting with TXDOT is next week and the City has a list of items to discuss with TXDOT, but no reportable changes to schedule at this time.
- CIP Projects – The lane closures seen on the north side are a result of the rail expansion project, and Public Works staff has learned in their project meetings that there are some grading issues that have halted work. There are no other updates at this time on the rail expansion project. For the waterline projects in Old Seabrook and on Nasa, the first bacterial testing results were not successful; therefore, crews are waiting on results of subsequent testing. The fiber project is ongoing and the ring is almost complete. Final step for completion of the project is laying the cable across Repsdorph and 146.
- Grant Administration – For the HMGP grant, a bid notice was published on the City’s website for principle requirements needed. The City received one submission and staff will be meeting with this bidder next week. This bid looks good and will probably come to Council for award. The engineering piece is still working on Phase 1. For the Harris County Partnership Program, staff submitted all Council approved CIP Projects that were applicable, and the City is now waiting on correspondence from the County on status of the submission.
FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS
The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at City Hall City Council Chambers at 7:00pm.