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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Mayor Pat Hallisey opposed, to approve a motion to grant a variance to allow for a 3 RAM BOP stack, a type of blowout prevention system, that includes a blind shear, provided the applicant can provide certification from a professional engineer that the 3 RAM BOP stack that includes a blind shear will provide sufficient safety for onshore drilling for a well proposed for a site located south of the Magnolia Creek Golf Course.

The item was considered after holding discussion in executive session regarding the request by Lynn Watkins of Venture 2, LLC, which is seeking to drill for oil and natural gas at the site.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Hallisey, Bryan Roller, and Bridget Bear to the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to declare 28 vehicles, one motorcycle, five pieces of equipment, one boat, one outboard motor and one trailer as surplus property and authorizing city staff to dispose of the surplus property through public auction or direct sale.

Council Member Greg Gripon asked that the auction be promoted.

“I would just like to make sure we do a great job of promoting auction, so we get top dollar for all this and that we share with all the citizens of League City that we're having this auction,” Gripon said. Listen (5:23)

The city council voted unanimously to approve an enchroachment agreement with Tiruapati, Inc. for the proposed private water and sanitary sewer force main service lines within a dedicated 8-foot utility easement.

The item was approved with an amended agreement.

The city council voted 5-2, with Gripon and Hank Dugie opposed, to adopt an ordinance, on second reading, creating a single standard for alcoholic beverages in city parks.

The city council took no action regarding the potential purchase or sale of real property interests. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council took no action regarding an offer of a financial incentive or other incentive to a business prospect that seeks to locate, stay or expand within the city. The item was pulled from the agenda.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Keith Gross was absent. Agenda

During the meeting, Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Doug Turner gave a presentation regarding the commission. Listen (11:19)

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