League City City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Mick Phalen and Phyllis Sanborn opposed, to approve the final reading of an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances to remove a requirement for fees in lieu of sidewalk improvements.
The fee requirement was approved in 1999 for commercial and residential developers to pay if a sidewalk was determined not to be required by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Since 1999, developers have paid a total of $229,913 in fees, of which $109,476 has been spent on sidewalks.
During the first reading of the amendment, the city council voted to repeal the fee, and that the Planning and Zoning Commission should determine instances in which sidewalk requirements should be waived, but chose not to refund fees already collected from developers.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance amending the city’s building regulations.
The amendment will update the city’s building codes to match the 2009 International Building Code.
The city council voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring property as surplus and approve the method of the disposal of the property.
The property being declared as surplus includes a Kawasaki Rubber Tire Loader, a 1999 model pumper truck, and any water meters replaced under the city’s proposed meter replacement project. The items will be sold through sealed bid.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the use of the Construction Manager at Risk method for selecting a contractor for the new Public Safety Facility.
The city plans to build a new public safety facility, including municipal court and jail facilities, on Walker Street, across from the current City Hall. The building is expected to accommodate the city’s growth for 15 years and will be expandable to accommodate additional growth. The estimated project budget is $34.9 million. A contractor will be selected at a future date.
The city council took no action regarding litigation in the matter of Jornaleros de Las Palmas vs. City of League City, Texas, et al. The item was discussed during an executive session.
The city council took no action regarding response to environmental code violations occurring at 1520 Ervin Street.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Dan Becker was absent. Agenda