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Posted on: June 5, 2019

June 4 City Council Recap

Seabrook City Council

PRESENTATIONS

Bayport Barge Collision Incident Recap and Briefing 
City Manager, Gayle Cook; Director of Communications, LeaAnn Dearman Petersen; and Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Jeff Galyean presented Council with information regarding the timeline of events surrounding the barge collision on May 10 in the Houston Ship Channel, which included the communication between area cities and the entities responsible for disseminating information regarding air quality monitoring and levels of harmful substances.  The City of Seabrook is working on an action plan for improvements to internal processes and has reached out to the General Land Office to be included in discussions regarding improving coordination between the Federal, State, County, and local organizations during similar events in the future. (Download Presentation)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Events & Happenings  

  • Hurricane Season - June 1-Nov. 30
  • Pelican Bay Swimming Pool - June 4 - Aug. 10
  • Swim Lessons Session 1 - June 11-13 & June 18-20. Each session includes 40-minute swim lessons. Register at City Hall.
  • Texas Outlaw Challenge - June 19-23

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


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE SELECTION

Professional Engineering Firm Selection for Project 2018-301-02, 404 HMGP Application Revision and Engineering Services for the City’s Wastewater System Infrastructure Retrofit 
The City Council unanimously approved the selection of Cobb Fendley & Associates, Inc., as the Professional Engineering firm for Project 2018-301-02, 404 HMGP Application Revision and Engineering Services for the City’s Wastewater System Infrastructure Retrofit.  There were two (2) submissions in response to the Request for Qualifications, and staff recommended Cobb Fendley due to the firm’s experience with projects of this nature.    


ORDINANCES

Ordinance 2019-15, "Amendment No. 5 to the Budget of the City of Seabrook, Texas, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019"
Council unanimously approved, on first and final reading, Ordinance 2019-15 to amend the FY18/19 City Budget to provide for a transfer of monies in the Enterprise Fund from the CIP for the Friendship Water Tower, which is anticipated to be significantly less than budgeted, to the CIP for the NASA Road 1 Waterline Improvement Project because the Waterline Improvement Project timeline has been pushed up to accommodate the State Highway 146 Widening Project.  


RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Resolution 2019-13, "No Wake Zone for Texas Outlaw Challenge 2019"
Council unanimously approved Resolution 2019-13, which establishes a No Wake Zone in and around the Seabrook Clear Lake Area on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:00am to 12:00pm to provide for boating safety during the Outlaw Shootout radar/GPS runs. 


CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

The following items were discussed and reviewed:

Project 2018-301-02, 404 HMGP Application Revision and Engineering Services for the City’s Wastewater System Infrastructure Retrofit 
Council unanimously approved a Master Professional Services Agreement and Task Order No. 1  between the City of Seabrook and Cobb Fendley & Associates, Inc., for submission of a grant application, design engineering, and managing the construction phase of Project 2018-301-02, 404 HMGP Application Revision and Engineering Services for the City’s Wastewater System Infrastructure Retrofit.  The application and engineering for the project will be covered by the Master Professional Services Agreement, with tasks to be included for each stage.  Task No. 1 for application revision is not to exceed $5,000.00.

EMS Services 
Council heard an update on the status of the existing contract between the City of Seabrook and Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps (CLEMC) to include the budget proposed by the CLEMC Board of Directors at the last board meeting and the information that other entities are looking at options for EMS services for their residents.  The proposed CLEMC budget includes a rate of $130,000.00 per quarter for services provided to the City of Seabrook after October 1.  City staff is moving forward with the purchase of the items approved by Council at the May 21 meeting for the establishment of the in-house EMS Department, and has been in discussions with the Texas Department of Health Services for expediting the licensing process.  


ADDITIONAL ITEMS

The following was discussed and reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Lighthouse Daycare Project on Lakeside Drive 
Council unanimously approved the final Water and Sewer Utilities Infrastructure reroute for the project.


FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Seabrook City Hall Council Chambers.   A presentation and discussion item will be on the June 4 agenda regarding the Barge Collision in the Houston Ship Channel.
 
Council will also hold meetings in June, July, and August for Strategic Planning and Budget Workshops.

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