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Galveston County
League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the city attorney to participate in a lawsuit against Comcast concerning franchise fees paid to cities in the region, as discussed in closed session.

The motion included authorizing the payment of $19,446 for attorney fees.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a two-year agreement with Ardurra Group, LLC for disaster recovery consulting services related to Hurricane Harvey, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.

Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Edghill spoke on the item, stating that the city anticipates much of the cost of the agreement will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ardurra Group will provide services in assisting the city in obtaining funds related to the recovery from Hurricane Harvey and mitigating future impacts to the city. Listen (5:20)

Council members questioned the cost, and whether the city could obtain funds without an outside firm.

The city council voted unanimously to approve adopt an ordinance creating a new Planned Unit Development, the Coastal Point PUD, approximately 202.5 acres, located on the north side of East FM 646, south of League City Parkway, east of South Shore Boulevard, and west of State Highway 146.

A public hearing was held prior to consideration of the item. No speakers requested to address the city council regarding the item.

The city council voted unanimously to to adopt a resolution consenting to the sale and issuance of Unlimited Tax Park Bonds by Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 43, in amounts not to exceed $2.3 million and $2.835 million.

The city council took no action regarding the submission of the FY2017 annual reports for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution maintaining the regular meeting dates for March. The item was considered due to the Clear Creek Independent School District Spring Break schedule.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Rhonda Lee as city auditor, as discussed in closed session.
The city council voted unanimously to authorize city staff to proceed with negotiations as discussed in closed session concerning the potential purchase or sale of real property interests.

The motion included approval of a possession and use agreement for 0.361 acres of property known as the Clear Creek Village Lift Station.

The city council took no action resulting from closed session discussions concerning pending litigation in the matter of City of League City vs. William Detering Properties, LTD, et al.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Greg Gripon was absent. Agenda

Mayor Pat Hallisey presided over his first meeting since October, when he had suffered a heart attack. He spoke during the meeting on returning to the city council. Listen (5:34)

“The good part is, is that if I saw anything that I have never seen before, I saw the heart of this community,” Hallisey said on the support he received from residents of League City.

Hallisey said life for him is “getting back to normal.” He also thanked Mayor Pro Tem Todd Kinsey for presiding over the meetings during his absence, and also thanked the city council for their work.





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