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Galveston County
La Marque City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a final plat for the Landing at Delany Cove Section 9.

The item was approved with an amendment requiring that the developer begin repairs of sidewalks in the existing portion of the subdivision within 30 days, with work to be completed within 90 days, or that work will be halted.

Section 9 totals 13.394 acres, with lots sized 60-feet by 130-feet.

Council Member Robert Michetich had proposed the amendment. He noted that the city had denied a permit for one of their items last year. He discussed some issues that had not been resolved by the developer or the homeowner's association, particularly trees near streets and sidewalks, causing damage to pavement.

“There were 19 complaints to the city to repair sidewalks within a subdivision that was 8-to-9 years old, there might be one or two houses that are at 10 years, in the original build,” Michetich said. “That's unacceptable.” Listen (7:57)

The city council voted unanimously to amend, on second reading, the city's Code of Ordinances regarding the face size and height size requirements for digital billboards.

A public hearing was held prior to approval of the item. No members of the public requested to address council during the hearing.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Bobby Hocking to sign a joint resolution with Galveston County for participating in the county's emergency management plan.

The city council voted unanimously to ratify the city manager's approval of expenditures totaling $27,000 for the emergency repair of a sanitary sewer line on Downey Street.

The city council voted unanimously to accept an award of $31,500 through the Rifle Resistant Body Armor Grant Program from the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division.

The city council took no formal action, but discussed an ordinance prohibiting the planting of any street trees in the city's rights-of-way or easements.

Hocking asked that Michetich and Council Member Casey McAuliffe move forward with studying a possible ordinance for consideration.

The city council discussed, but took no formal action regarding a proposed ordinance to require LED streetlights in all new development.

The city council discussed, but took no formal action regarding the schedule and status of water and sanitary sewer capital improvement projects.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate Tom Farmer for appointment to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Lucy Glenn and Randy Scates to the Civil Service commission.

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

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