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Galveston County
League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Greg Gripon and Larry Millican opposed, to adopt the city’s FY2018 Budget, based on a property tax rate of $0.565 per $100 valuation, with no utilization of reserve funds, and to direct the staff to reduce the Capital Improvement Program for the year.

The budget included projected General Fund expenditures of $79,035,482, as part of a total operational budget of $129,410,627.

The capital project budget for FY2018 was to total $75,708,465, for a total combined budget of $205,119,092.

The city council voted 7-1, with Millican opposed, to adopt a resolution ratifying the property tax increase in the budget.

The city council voted 6-2, with Gripon and Millican opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.565 per $100 valuation for the 2017 Tax Year.

The city council had initially proposed a tax rate of $0.57 per $100 valuation, but the rate was reduced by one half-cent for adoption.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $6,994,382 construction contract to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the Dallas Salmon Waste Water Treatment Plant Effluent Discharge Improvements Project, and the North Kansas Avenue Street Reconstruction Project.

The motion included a work change directive of $699,440, and a material testing services budget of $209,830, bringing the project total to $7,903,653.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance, on first reading, relating to a tax freeze for residential homestead property for those who are disabled or 65 years of age or older.

The ordinance codifies the tax freeze, which was adopted by city council in 2006.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance amending the FY2017 Budget to increase the General Fund by $3 million to establish the Hurricane Harvey Fund.

The city council voted unanimously to confirm reappointments and an appointment of members to the Galveston County United Board of Health as nominated by the Galveston County Commissioners Court.

Eric Froeschner, Dr. Ben Raimer and Dr. John Hackbarth were nominated for reappointment, while Vanessa Johnson was nominated as a new appointment.

The city council voted 6-2, with Millican and Todd Kinsey opposed, to authorize a sanitary sewer line agreement with four property owners to serve residential properties located on or adjacent to the 2500 block of Leisure Lane.

The item was approve with a revision for property owners to pay 100 percent of the cost of the project cost, as opposed to 90 percent.

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

During the meeting, Mayor Pat Hallisey presented a proclamation declaring September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”

Hallisey presented the proclamation to Gavin’s Galaxy. Listen (3:52)

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