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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Nick Long, Larry Millican and Dan Becker opposed, to approve a shortlist of consultants to provide professional services to the city for the remainder of FY2017 through FY2020.

The city council voted 5-3, with Long, Millican and Becker opposed, to amend the item to change the minimum evaluation scores for firms to be included on the shortlist for several disciplines, including:

  • A score of 86 or above for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Design
  • A score of 82 or above for Paving and Drainage Infrastructure Engineering Design
  • A score of 84 or above for Storm Water Infrastructure Engineering Design
  • A score of 80 or above for Environmental Assessment Services

The change allowed more firms to be on the list the city would seek for professional services in those disciplines. Summary of Evaluation Scores

“I just wanted to see a few more people get the opportunity to participate,” Mayor Pat Hallisey said after making the motion to amend the item. Listen (21:43)

The amendment prompted debate over whether the city should place additional firms on the list who had not achieved a score to be included initially.

Long had made a motion, which died for lack of a second, to remove Dannenbaum Engineering from the list completely. He noted legal issues the firm was involved in as cause to remove the firm from the list, and argued against adding any more business for Dannenbaum.

“They're under federal investigation for corruption and bribing public officials to get Texas public business,” Long said. “I don't think the City of League City should engage in giving more business to people who are under their second FBI investigation.”

He also said that the extension firms in the shortlist would seem to help two engineering firms under multiple catagories, and suggested continuing with those staff recommended.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Ric Pearson to the Historic Commission.

The city council took no action regarding a resolution approving utility conveyance and security agreements with Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 44 for water, sanitary sewer and drainage facilities associated with sections of the Tuscan Lakes development. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council voted 7-1, with Millican opposed, to postpone action regarding a request by Lynn Watkins of Venture 2, LLC for a variance to the city's Code of Ordinances relating to a proposed drilling permit application for a site located south of the Magnolia Creek Golf Course, southwest of Brittany Lakes Subdivision and east of Bay Area Boulevard.

The city council voted 7-1, with Hank Dugie opposed, to approve an ordinance to create a single standard for alcoholic beverages in city parks. The motion was to approve a version of the ordinance presented at the council meeting, which included several changes.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding the potential purchase or sale of property.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding an offer of a financial or other incentive to a business prospect that seeks to locate, stay, or expand within the city.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, League City Section 4B Industrial Development Corporation Chair Laddie Howard gave a presentation on the corporation's activities. Listen (21:21)

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