League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0 to name John Baumgartner as city manager, a role he has been serving in on an interim basis.
Baumgartner was appointed to serve in an interim capacity in December. Prior to that, he had served as deputy city manager since 2012. News Release
The motion also included a pay increase to $203,000 for Baumgartner, and appointed a subcommittee of Keith Gross, Hank Dugie, Todd Kinsey and Larry Millican to work with Baumgartner on aspects of his employment contract prior to the next city council meeting.
Council members Nick Long and Dan Becker, who had attended the meeting via Skype, were not present for the vote.
The city council voted unanimously to grant a special use permit for an automobile/vehicle/equipment sales and service use at 2205 Gulf Freeway South.
The permit is for John Eagle Honda of Clear Lake to open a new dealership at the location.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, a special use permit to allow an auto repair and other heavy vehicle service use at 2401 Gulf Freeway South.
The city council voted 7-0, with Kinsey away during the vote, to grant a request by the St. Mary Catholic School for a variance to regulations of the hours for the use of city parks and boat ramps to allow for the use of Hometown Heroes Park on April 22-23.
The city council voted 6-0, with Dugie and Greg Gripon away, to grant a request to the League City Lions Club regarding hours for the use of city parks and boat ramps to allow for the use of Hometown Heroes Park on the first Sunday of each month from March of this year to March 2018.
The city council voted 6-2, with Millican and Becker opposed, to abolish the City Council Governance Policy and Rules of Procedure in its entirety and to appoint a subcommittee of the city council to rebuild the policy.
The city council voted 5-3, with Long, Becker and Kinsey opposed, to adopt a resolution expressing support for the DWR Primrose Manor, LP to apply for housing tax credits to develop affordable rental housing on an approximately 10 acre tract of land located at the southeast corner of West Galveston Street and Interurban Street.
The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions concerning the potential purchase or sale of property interests and the deliberation of economic incentives and development negotiations.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda
During the meeting, representatives from The Crossings, a non-profit life care community sponsored by Methodist Retirement Communities, addressed council regarding their services. Listen (7:39)