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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to authorize a $2,117,098 construction contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC for the St. Christopher Avenue Reconstruction Project, and authorizing an additional expenditure of $251,950 for a construction work change directive budget and a construction material services budget.

Becker had proposed an amendment to the item to conduct drainage improvements as presented, but to resurface the street with asphalt as opposed to reinforced concrete curb and gutter. Listen (21:42)

Council Member Hank Dugie questioned the cost difference and lifespan of the road remaining asphalt. Following a presentation from staff, he favored remaining with concrete improvements.

Council Member Larry Millican agreed with Dugie.

“If you look at the cost analysis that staff has done, the difference between asphalt and concrete, and how much maintenance and repair that you're going to be doing over the life of the concrete, it's a no-brainer that you should go ahead and do the concrete,” Millican said.

Council Member Nick Long noted that the last time the road, which is currently asphalt, had been resurfaced was more than 15 years ago. He also stated that study needed to be made of traffic on St. Christopher following the opening of the five corners project.

“I guess I have a problem spending a lot of money on a concrete road, that was traditionally used as a cut-through, that will no longer will be needed to be used as a cut-through,” Long said, stating that traffic on the road should be reduced significantly.

The city council voted 6-2, with Becker and Long opposed, to adopt the item as originally presented, with reinforced concrete for the street surface.

The city council voted 7-1, with Millican opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with National Joint Powers Alliance for participation in a cooperative purchasing program for goods and services.

The city council voted 7-1, with Becker opposed, to nominate Scott Brast for appointment to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The candidates nominated for appointment will be considered by the board to fill the vacancy left by Victor Pierson.
The city council voted 7-1, with Becker opposed, to appoint George Turski to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

The city council took no action regarding nominations to the Ethics Review Board.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance amending the city's FY2017 Budget.

The city council voted 7-1, with Dugie opposed, to amend, on first reading, the Code of Ordinances to allow non-peace officers to issue citations for violations of the city's municipal code.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a settlement in the matter of City of League City vs. William Detering Properties, LTD, et al, as discussed in closed session.

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

During the meeting, Anita Butler with the League City Historical Society, spoke on the League City Oak trees on Main Street, noting that one of the trees will be cut down due to the building of a new school. Listen (5:04)

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