Sealy City Council – January 10, 2017

The City of Sealy City Council met Tuesday January 10, 2017 to discuss city business. The video below is of their meeting.

1. Call to Order

2. Invocation

3. U. S. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Texas Pledge of Allegiance

5. Roll Call and Certification of a Quorum.

6. Discussion and possible action to approve the agenda.

7. Proclamations and Special Recognitions

  • Recognition and presentation to Officer Cinttia Augueta

8. Petition(s) and/or Request(s) from the Public.

9. CONSENT AGENDA – Discussion and possible action regarding approval of minutes for the following meeting:

(1) December 5, 2016 (6:00 pm)
(2) December 5, 2016 (7:15 pm)
(3) December 13, 2016 (6:00 pm)
(4) December 13, 2016 (6:45 pm)

10. Presentation of Sealy Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Center quarterly report.

11. Discussion and possible action concerning Kersten Road, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation IH-10 expansion project.

12. Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution of which the caption reads:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SEALY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACT AS THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

13. Discussion and possible action regarding water supply needs in the northwest area of Sealy.

14. Update on the progress of the new waste water treatment facility.

15. EXECUTIVE SESSION: A closed meeting will be held concerning the following item(s):

a. Discussion pertaining to economic development pursuant to Section 551.087 of the Texas Government Code.
b. Discussion pertaining to real estate pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code.
c. Consultation with City Attorney concerning a matter in which the duty of the attorney requires it pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code.

16. Reconvene into regular session and consider action, if any, on items discussed in Executive Session.

17. Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution of which the caption reads:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A VENDOR AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN SAID CITY AND COMBINED COMMUNITY ACTION, INC., TO OPERATE A COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO INCLUDE AUSTIN COUNTY; REPEALING ANY POLICIES AND PRACTICES, WRITTEN OR ORAL, INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT WITH THIS RESOLUTION; TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 10, 2017.

18. Discussion and possible action to approve an ordinance of which the caption reads:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, BY AMENDING THE PRIMA FACIE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT FOR SILLIMAN ROAD AT 30 MPG TO A PRIMA FACIE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT AT 25 MPH; AMENDING SPEED LIMITS TO SECTION 98-82 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 98; BY ADDING PARAGRAPH (12); REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY.  (This is the first of two readings.)

19. Discussion and possible action to approve an ordinance of which the caption reads:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, ADOPTING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2016-17; ALLOCATING UNAPPROPRIATED FUNDS; PROVIDING DETAILED LINE ITEM INCREASES OR DECREASES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT.  (Per the City of Sealy Home Rule Charter, Section 3.12.(1) Procedure to Enact Legislation, only one reading is required for final passage of this ordinance.)

20. Discussion and possible action to approve an ordinance of which the caption reads:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, BY DELETING SECTION 14-433, LICENSE FEES OF ARTICLE VIII – MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE LICENSING, AND REPLACING WITH A NEW SECTION 14-433; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY.  (This is the first of two readings.)

21. Discussion and possible action to approve an ordinance of which the caption reads:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, BY AMENDING SECTION 58-150 – APPLICABLE FEES REGARDING RENEWAL OF MOBILE HOME PARK LICENSE FEES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY.  (This is the first of two readings.)

22. Discussion and possible action to update the IT services to include a public information search program upgrade.

23. Discussion and possible action to authorize the city manager to get an appraisal for the sale of the building and land located at 201 Second Street.

24. Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution of which the caption reads:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN OPERATING PERMIT FOR WELL NUMBER BAUS-0003, BY AND BETWEEN SAID CITY AND BLUEBONNET GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT; REPEALING ANY POLICIES AND PRACTICES, WRITTEN OR ORAL, INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT WITH THIS RESOLUTION; TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 31, 2017.

25. Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution of which the caption reads:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN SAID CITY AND PITNEY BOWES; REPEALING ANY POLICIES AND PRACTICES, WRITTEN OR ORAL, INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT WITH THIS RESOLUTION; TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 10, 2017.

26. Discussion and possible action concerning recommended amendments to the City of Sealy Home Rule Charter for placement on the May 6, 2017, election ballot.

27. Discussion and possible action to waive the rental and security fees for the Liedertafel Hall and the Hill Community Center for the following organizations for the entirety of calendar year 2017.

a. Austin County Economic Development Committee
b. Austin County Peace Officers Association
c. Friends of Gordon Memorial Library
d. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) support group
e. Sealy Area Historical Society
f. Sealy Chamber of Commerce
g. Sealy Community Foundation
h. Sealy Downtown Association
i. Sealy KJT
j. Sealy High School Prom
k. Sealy Lions Club
l. Sealy Playtime
m. Sealy Rotary Club
n. Sealy Volunteer Fire Department
o. Sealy YMCA

28. Discussion and possible action concerning the installation of an additional exit door in the Planning Department building located at 405 Main Street.

29. Discussion and possible action regarding social media communication by city employees, city elected and appointed officials, and the public.

30. Discussion regarding the 2016-2017 City of Sealy budget.

31. Request(s) for future agenda items and comment(s).

32. City Manager’s report:

  • City project updates

33. Adjournment