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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first and final, an amendment to the city's FY2017 Budget to make adjustments related to the Hurricane Harvey Fund.

The fund was established with a $3 million transfer from the General Fund in September. The amendment will transfer $1 million from the FY2017 Budget to the FY2018 Budget to further increase the Hurricane Harvey Fund.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an amendment increasing the FY2018 Budget to reflect the $1 million transfer into the Hurricane Harvey Fund.

The city council voted 6-1, with Larry Millican opposed, to postpone action regarding an amendment to the city's Zoning Ordinance to implement regulations for the “Olde Towne” districts for the Downtown Revitalization Area.

Council members asked the postpone the item to provide more notice to residents.

The city council voted 5-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to approve a 3-year, $150,000 agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for access to graphical information system software.

Becker questioned the use of an outside company as the city has its own Geographical Information System Department. Listen (2:49)

The city council voted unanimously to grant a variance to the city's regulations to allow the Holiday in the Park event to use city rights-of-way for the event, with the city to provide equipment to support traffic flow.

The city will waive the cost associated with traffic control for the event, which takes place December 2.

The city council voted unanimously to approve purchase agreements for tracts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for the Calder Road South Project, as discussed in executive session.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding the granting of a solid waste franchise in the city.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Mayor Pat Hallisey and Council Member Keith Gross were absent. Mayor Pro Tem Todd Kinsey presided over the meeting. Agenda  Supplemental

During the meeting, Kinsey provided an update regarding Hallisey's condition, stating that he has received word that the mayor is “getting stronger by the day” after his heart attack, and is being transferred to a rehabilitation center.

Also during the meeting, the city council heard an update regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, particularly debris pick up. City Manager John Baumgartner also discussed drainage issues in the city and other matters. Listen (3:50)

Police Chief Michael Kramm provided a presentation regarding the city's Civil Service Commission. Listen (5:25)

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