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Kemah City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, December 08, 2017

Kemah City Counil on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution casting the city's ballots in favor of re-electing Scott Brast to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Brast, along with Victor Pierson, Clay Morrison, David Moss and Kevin Corcoran are seeking re-election to the five-member board, and Vaun Henry, Mary Trish Hanks, Roney McCrary and Bruce Clawson have also been nominated for election to the board. Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson also serves on the board as an ex-officio member. Taxing entities in Galveston County may cast a number of ballots based on their percentage of the overall tax levy of the county.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the city's five-year plan and capital plan.

The city council took no action regarding award of a sponsorship for fishing tournament events through the Elite Series.

The city council voted unanimously to approve policy revisions for renting the Kemah Community Center.

The motion included changes to the rate order for the center.

Kemah residents, city employees, and non-profit organizations have the same rates, with a $500 damage deposit, $200 rental, and $100 AV system rental fee Monday through Thursday. On Friday through Sunday, the building rental fee increases to $350.

The rates for for-profit events is higher for building rental fees, with $500 for building rental Monday through Thursday, and $800 for Friday through Sunday. Damage deposits and AV system rental fees are the same.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the mayor to negotiate a proposed memorandum of understanding with the developer and to execute the memorandum subject to approval by the legal representative in the process regarding the development of hotel and event center facilities.

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

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