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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
Galveston City Council
by John David Suayan
Friday, February 23, 2018

Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to close a contract with Rudd & Wisdom and transfer the $21,000 balance remaining in that contract to a second contract currently in place with Rudd & Wisdom, Inc. for actuarial services for all three city employee pension plans, bringing the total contract funding amount to $71,000. Listen (2:00)

“Earlier this last year, council had approved a $50,000 contract with Rudd & Wisdom for work on the employees’ plan,” said Finance Director Mike Loftin. “We didn’t spend all of that. There was a balance there, and we’re moving that to the second contract, dissolving the first contract, adding it to the $50,000 in the second contract that was set up to allow them to work on any of the three plans.”

The city council voted unanimously to authorize a two percent increase in the city’s ongoing contribution to the Galveston Police Pension Fund from 12.83 to 14.83 percent of pay.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize Island Transit to transfer title for up to five Gillig buses to the Gulf Coast Center.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Brook Morris Paysee to the Broadway Advisory Group Ad Hoc Committee. Paysee replaces Jody Stein.

The city council deferred the following four items:

  • Consider a motion to authorize a three percent increase in the city’s ongoing contribution to the Galveston Fire Fighters Pension Fund from fourteen to seventeen percent of pay and a one-time contribution by the city of one million dollars to the Galveston Fire Fighters Pension Fund.
  • Consideration and action regarding February 15, 2018 letter from Geoff Gainer, Chairman, City of Galveston Employees’ Retirement Plan for Police, including discussion with Mr. Gainer.
  • Consider for approval an ordinance of the City of Galveston, Texas, approving a 380 Agreement for property commonly known as 3316 Church/Avenue F and commonly referred to as the “Falstaff” and legally described as Falstaff Place (2016) Abst 628, Lot 4, Acres 0.508, in the city and county of Galveston, Texas; designating the city manager to execute those documents necessary to implement the 380 Agreement.
  • Consider for approval an ordinance of the City Of Galveston, Texas, approving a 380 Agreement for property commonly known as 402 33rd Street and commonly referred to as the “Falstaff” and legally described as Falstaff Place (2016) Abst 628, Lot 2, Acres 0.667, in the city and county of Galveston, Texas; designating the city manager to execute those documents necessary to implement the 380 Agreement.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with Mayor Jim Yarbrough absent. Regular Meeting Agenda Regular Meeting Video

Earlier in the meeting, the city recognized Assistant City Secretary Manuela “Nellie” De La Fuente on her certification as a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk earlier this year. Listen (1:54)

“I’d like to say thank you to mayor and council for giving me the opportunity to continue this education and for me to further my career here at the City of Galveston,” said De La Fuente. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of our staff and our office. They were my cheerleaders and egging me on to make it through this and I thank all of you for the opportunity.”




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