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Bay Area Houston
League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Toni Randall's nomination of Interim City Administrator Marcus Jahns as the city's full-time city administrator.

The item was discussed an executive session.  The city council also voted to create a committee, comprised of council members Jim Nelson, Mick Phalen, as well as City Attorney Arnold Polanco and the Human Resources Manager, Brian Hayes, to develop a compensation package for Jahns.

Jahns has served as interim city administrator since the resignation of previous city administrator, Chris Reed.  According to the League City web site, Jahns has served as interim city manager for the City of New Braunfels and as budget and research director for the City of San Antonio.  Web Site

The city council voted 4-2, with Neil Baron and Jim Nelson opposed, to confirm the mayor's nomination of Barbara Meeks to the Parks Board.  Council Member Mike Baron arrived later at the meeting, and was not present at the time of the vote.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance amending the city's Code of Ordinances regarding parades and processions.  The amendments set requirements for city council approval for events occurring on state and arterial roadways.  The amendments also require applicants for a parade permit to pay for all staffing and equipment costs associated with the vent, and require a request of a waiver of associated costs to be made before city council.

League City Police Chief Michael Jez had requested the city council provide direction on parade and event permits at the March 9 city council meeting, which in the past have been the responsibility of the police department.  Jez had said if he was to remain in authority over permitting such events, he would likely disallow any event that required the closure of a state or primary roadway.  Report

The city council took no action regarding an amendment to the city's Code of Ordinance by adding an article regulating the use of motorized carts in the city.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting partnerships with Galveston County, area cities and other entities in the construction of a regional public safety and emergency operations facility.

The city council voted unanimously to award a proposal for utility billing printing and mailing services to High Cotton USA, Inc. 

"Based on an estimate of 27,000 utility bills printed per month, the annual cost to outsource utility bill statements would be $147,938 and the annual cost for outsourcing utility bill postcards would be $124,740," Director of General Services Travis Doughty said.  "The current annual cost of in-house processing and mailing of statements is $162,971 and the in-house cost for processing and mailing of postcards is $129,634."

The city council voted unanimously to award a $53,122 bid to RLH Construction for the remodeling of the Recreation Center bathrooms.

RLH Construction submitted the lost of seven bids on the project.

The city council discussed, but took no action on the feasibility of a contract for the purchase of land or improvements in the city.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding litigation in the case of Paul Smith, et al vs. City of League City and threatened litigation in the League City Glen Cove Home Owners Association, Inc. vs. City of League City.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding litigation in the case of Vincent McGahee, et al vs. City of League City.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

The city council discussed, but took no action regarding litigation in the case of Joy Allmond vs. City of League City.  The item was discussed during an executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  All members were present.  Agenda




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