Galveston City Council discussed, but voted unanimously to defer until a special meeting on Friday, a resolution regarding the rebuilding of the remaining public housing units damaged by Hurricane Ike and authorizing an interlocal agreement with the Texas General Land Office. Listen
The city council instructed city staff to post the most recent "proposed" resolution prepared by Galveston Housing Authority Chair Buddy Herz on the city’s website. Resolution
Under the agreement between MBS and GHA, GHA’s developer will begin construction of mixed-income developments at Magnolia Homes and Cedar Terrace as follows:
(a) The developer will break ground at Cedar Terrace in 6 months and complete construction of all units 14 months thereafter;
(b) The developer will break ground at Magnolia Homes in 8 months and complete construction of all units 16 months thereafter;
(c) Site preparation and utility work on both sites will begin within 90 days of a subgrantee agreement furnished by GLO to GHA.
The developments combined shall provide no less than 141 public housing units. These units may be 141 ACC units or 113 ACC units and 28 PBV units, if the latter is financially necessary to carry out this agreement.
Mayor Lewis Rosen stressed that the posted resolution may not be the same as what is eventually adopted by the city council. The Galveston Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will discuss the issue at a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
The city council voted 4-2, with Terrilyn Tarlton and Elizabeth Beeton opposed, to approve an amendment to the city’s agreement with Moody Gardens regarding the Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course.
The city council voted 5-1, with Norman Pappous opposed, to authorize city staff to enter into a license agreement with ECOtotality, Inc. for the construction and placement of electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Department of Energy’s “The EV Project”.
The city council voted unanimously to approve City Attorney Dorothy Palumbo’s appointment of Herbert Fanning as an assistant city attorney to handle prosecutions in the Galveston Municipal Court.
The city council voted unanimously to appoint John McCall and Chris Benson to the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation; and was informed that the Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s representative on the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation will continue to be Bill Rider and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce has named Steve Mataro as its representative of the IDC. Listen
All other agenda items were approved unanimously, with Rusty Legg absent. Agenda