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Galveston County
Dickinson City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Louis Decker opposed, to create a Hazard Mitigation Task Force to solicit public input on hazards in the city and to create a hazard mitigation plan.

The task force includes 22 members, with 10 members being city staff, five public representatives, six stakeholder representatives. David Paulissen, the general manager of Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, was also appointed to the task force.

The appointments were modified to add Mike Morgan with the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department, replace Ann Gana with Steve Casey, Claire Rhoads with R.B. “Buddy” Wellborn and Brenda Culpepper with Van Goodgame, to serve as public representatives. Cecil Henry was also added as a public representative.

Also appointed were Director of Community Development Zachary Meadows, Police Chief/Interim City Administrator Ron Morales, Assistant City Administrator Stephanie Russell, Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Krone, Deputy Emergency David Popoff, Fire Marshal Lee Darrow, EMS Director Derek Hunt, Director of Public Works Paul Booth, City Secretary Alun Thomas, Chief Building Official Ray Burgess. Penny Krone was appointed as a public representative, and Wayne Blaylock, Keith Gray, Marcus Michna, Jimmy Anderson, James Hollis and Perry Boudreaux as stakeholders.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing efforts by the Texas Legislature to impose revenue caps on municipal governments.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing efforts by the Texas Legislature to “erode municipal annexation authority.”

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on second reading, a specific use permit to allow a used automotive sales facility at 3101 Gulf Freeway.

The permit was requested by Cook Automotive.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussion regarding consultation with the city attorney concerning pending or contemplated litigation and personnel matters regarding the city administrator.

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

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