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Galveston County
Friendswood City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging the Texas Congressional Delegation to request and support funding for the United States Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with a construction-ready project on Clear Creek for 2018.

The resolution is being put forward by several entities seeking design and construction of the $250 million project.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an employment agreement with Morad Kabiri as the next city manager, as discussed in closed session.

The city council voted unanimously to also give Kabiri a 3.5 percent salary increase, as discussed in closed session.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation to execute a contract with Lauren Griffith Associates to create improvement plans to ensure a cohesive, functional and vibrant downtown steetscape.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate Scott Brast for appointment to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. The appointee to the position will fill the vacancy left by Victor Pierson.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance ordering an election on May 5 to elect mayor and two council positions.

Mayor Kevin Holland, Steve Rockey in Council Position 1 and Jim Hill in Council Position 3 have terms expiring in May.

The city council voted unanimously to order a special election for May 5 to fill the unexpired term for Council Position 4.

The position is currently held by Mike Foreman, who has filed to run for mayor in the election.

The city council voted 5-0, with Jim Hill recusing himself from the vote, to approve items on the consent agenda.

The items on the consent agenda included authorization of the disposal of a police department vehicle through auction; approval of a license agreement with Johnson Five Holdings, LLC for a request to use existing and add new parking spaces within the city's right-of-way located at Shadwell Lane; acceptance the December 2017 property tax report; and approval of the minutes of the January 8 city council meeting.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member John Scott was absent. Agenda

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