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Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to elect Angie Ramirez as interim board secretary, replacing Judy Esponge, who is retiring from her position at the port.

Ramirez will serve on an interim basis until the board's annual meeting in June, after which, unless there is a change, she will be elected as full board secretary.

During the meeting, the board recognized Esponge for more than 32 years of service to the port and the city.

The board discussed but took no action regarding the results of the preliminary design phase for the Port of Galveston Slip 12 Fill Project.

The board voted unanimously to approve a proposal by AECOM, in an amount not to exceed $107,600, for the engineering design and construction support services for the Carnival VISTA CT1 Building Improvements.

The board voted unanimously to renew stevedore licenses for existing stevedores.

The board voted unanimously to change the date of the January meeting to Tuesday, January 30.

The board discussed, but took no action regarding a resolution in support of the Pelican Island Land Bridge.

The board voted unanimously to amend the lease agreement with Marine Spill Response Corporation to extend the lease for one additional year, effective January 1.

The board voted unanimously to approve a three-year lease agreement with Ports America Texas, Inc. to lease approximately 11,614 square feet of property on the port's west end.

The board voted 4-0-1, with Elizabeth Beeton abstaining, to approve a lease agreement with Katie's Seafood, Inc. for 5,216 square feet of property for operation of a restaurant at the former Joe's Crab Shack facility. Beeton had abstained due to a possible conflict of interest. The item was approved contingent upon changes.

The board voted unanimously to approve a one-time adjustment of $750 to pay for port employees for prospective services.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. Mayor Jim Yarbrough and Jason Levy were absent from the meeting. Agenda

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