League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to approve a compensation package for new City Manager Mike Loftin.
Loftin was promoted to city manager from his position as assistant city manager of management services on April 24. Loftin will serve as an at-will employee, with a $170,000 per year salary, a four week vacation and no termination pay.
The item was discussed in executive session.
The city council voted unanimously to direct city staff to proceed as discussed during an executive session concerning claims by or against former Interim City Manager Rich Oller.
The city council voted 6-1, with Becker opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with Clear Creek Independent School District regarding improvements to the League City Elementary playground.
The city council had listed the project as part of the city’s 2011-2012 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant funds.
“As part of that plan, city council agreed to allocate $550,975 in federal funds for improvements to the play area at League City Elementary. In return, the play area is to be available for use by area children when not in use by CCISD,” Director of Planning and Research Tony Allender said. “On Monday, April 23, 2012, the CCISD School Board approved an interlocal agreement with the City of League City that includes $75,000 in matching funds for the project from CCISD.”
Improvements include converting two practice ball fields into multi-use fields, an activity center, basketball courts, parking improvements and a mural.
The city council voted 6-1, with Joanna Sharp Dawson opposed, to postpone action regarding reconsideration of a three-year agreement with the Gulf Coast Center to provide demand response transit service to qualifying citizens of the city.
The city council had voted against the proposed program on April 24.
The city council voted 6-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with Clear Creek Independent School District for the School Crossing Guard Program.
The item was amended to pay for the crossing guard program through the Safelight Program fund, which draws revenues from citations issued against red light camera violations, for both the remainder of the current year’s agreement as well as all of the following year.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance granting a special use permit for the installation of a 24-inch natural gas pipeline within an existing 6.7 mile long CenterPoint Energy easement.
The pipeline will be located generally north and south of FM 518, west of Landing Boulevard, to the north of League City Parkway and north and south of McFarland Road.
The total pipeline will extend approximately 17.6 miles from Alvin to an oil facility in Webster, and transport approximately 650,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquid.
The city council voted unanimously o approve, on second reading, an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances to provide for “culpable mental state” in general penalties for violations of city code.
The item was amended to reinstate language removed from the ordinance during the first reading.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda
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