Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the city's formal membership in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities.
The coalition, which has operated for 15 years, has worked under an informal arrangement with 35 municipalities to represent cities and their residents in electric and natural gas utility rate matters. The coalition is formalizing its operation and membership this year.
The city council voted unanimously to approve a payment of $0.15 per capita for the city's membership in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities. The total cost of the city's membership for the year is $1,833.
The city council voted 4-1, with Ronald “Bubba” Jannett opposed, to approve an animal services agreement with Galveston County.
Under the agreement, the Galveston County Health District will provide field services, animal control officers, and animal shelter services for the city.
The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Linda Coyle and Sharon Tipton to the Mae S. Bruce Library Advisory Board.
The city council voted unanimously to approve a mutual aid law enforcement agreement with the City of Galveston.
The city council voted unanimously to reconsider and approve a request by Anthony Jammer to abandon a portion of the Avenue D right-of-way north of 4 ½ Street.
The city council discussed, but took no formal action regarding golf cart regulations. City Manager Joe Dickson said that staff brought the matter to council due to concerns from residents about operating golf carts safely, but also to allow residents to drive golf carts on some city streets.
“We're going to take a look at devising an ordinance that would still keep state law in effect, but still allow citizens to ride their golf carts,” Dickson said.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda