Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted to continue the city’s membership in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities and to pay a $0.15 per capita assessment to fund the coalition’s regulatory and related services associated with electric and gas utilities.
“Since its inception 15 years ago, the City of Dickinson has participated as a member of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities in electric and gas rate cases,” City Administrator Julie Johnston said. “GCCC has been operating on an informal basis all this time, and it is important to now formally create the coalition and authorize membership therein. Additionally, in order to continue participating in the different electric and gas rate cases, it is necessary for the GCCC to assess its members 15 cents per capita based on the population figures in the latest Texas Municipal League Director of City Officials.”
The assessment will cost a total of $2,802 for Dickinson.
The city council voted unanimously to approve appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission and permanent appointments of members to the Dickinson Education Finance Corporation.
Deborah Fortner was appointed as a regular member, and Leslie Boudwin and E. Donnie Thomas, Jr. as alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Interim board members Margaret Carney, Jonathan Rodriguez, Michael Liggio, Deborah Fortner and Chris Tucker were appointed as regular members of the Dickinson Education Finance Corporation.
The board holds a total of seven positions, leaving appointments open for two seats on the board.
The Board of Adjustments also has a vacancy for one alternate member. However, no applications were on file for the position.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $36,328 bid to JTB Services, Inc. to provide demolition and clearing of various structures.
The structures to be cleared are at 2329 Dakota Street, 2605 24th Street, 2506 Highway 3, 3002 Highway 3, 3010 Highway 3, 4129 Dockrell Street, 4821 East 35th Street, 4101 Victoria Avenue and 2303 Avenue H. The structures at each of the properties have been found to be substandard and were ordered demolished by the city.
The city council voted 5-1, with Louis Decker opposed, to approve, on second reading, an amendment to the city’s Zoning Ordinance to add the Highway 3 Overlay District.
The overlay district will establish additional regulations along the Highway 3 corridor.
The city council discussed, but took no action regarding solar options for proposed holiday decorations for the city’s rights-of-way and a possible holiday decoration program.
The city council took no action following an executive session to discuss pending and contemplated litigation with the city’s legal counsel.
The city council received updates, but took no action on various items, including:
- An update on Hurricane Ike Community Development Block Grant projects
- An update on the activities of the Bayou Watershed Steering Committee
- An update on the Galveston County Transit District
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda