Sealy City Council – January 24, 2017

The City of Sealy City Council met Tuesday January 23, 2017 to discuss city business.  The video below is from that 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

a. HoustonFirst $18,000 Tourism Marketing Matching Grant awarded for Visit Austin County – The Real Texas Deal
b. Southern Business & Development Magazine’s selection of Sealy in top three “Best Places for Manufacturing in the West Houston Region”

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

9. CONSENT AGENDA

a) Discussion and possible action regarding approval of minutes for the following meetings:

(1) January 12, 2016
(2) December 5, 2016 (6:00 pm)
(3) December 5, 2016 (7:15 pm)
(4) December 13, 2016 (6:00 pm)
(5) December 13, 2016 (6:45 pm)
(6) January 10, 2017

b) 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 MPH 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 second of two readings.)

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

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD YANCY TO SERVE AS AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE FOR SEALY MUNICIPAL COURT.

11. Discussion and possible action regarding the drilling of a private water well inside the city limits where municipal water services exist.

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

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, RENEWING THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION 2016-01 ON JANUARY 12, 2016, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY SECRETARY TO ATTEST TO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR STREET MAINTENANCE BY AND BETWEEN SAID CITY AND AUSTIN COUNTY, TEXAS (PRECINCT 3 AND PRECINCT 4).

13. 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.)

14. 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.)

15. 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.)

16. Discussion and possible action regarding bids received for the construction of the YMCA Mark A. Chapman Indoor Recreation facility.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding a memorandum of understanding between the City of Sealy and the Mark A. Chapman YMCA.

18. Discussion and possible action regarding a contract for the purchase of natural gas.

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

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, IN OPPOSITION TO A REVENUE CAP AND LEGISLATIVE INTERFERENCE WITH LOCAL SERVICES.

20. 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.
d. Discussion pertaining to personnel matters pursuant to Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code (City Manager).

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

22. 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 AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A 380 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH VALERUS FIELD SOLUTIONS LP, (“VALERUS”), AUTHORIZING PAYMENTS BY THE CITY AS AUTHORIZED IN SAID AGREEMENT; MAKING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATED THERETO, AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF.

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

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, APPROVING THE SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE SEALY POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UPGRADE TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION; AND DESIGNATING CERTAIN OFFICIALS AS BEING AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER OR TERMINATE THE GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT AGENCY.

24. 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, ORDERING A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 6, 2017, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR AND ONE (1) COUNCILMEMBER AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORDERING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 6, 2017, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS, FOR ADOPTION OR REJECTION, SEVEN (7) PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE EXISTING HOME-RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEALY, TEXAS, AS AMENDED; PROVING FOR THE FORM OF THE BALLOT FOR SUCH ELECTION; DESIGNATING THE POLLING LOCATION FOR SUCH ELECTION; ESTABLISHING EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS AND POLLING PLACES FOR THE ELECTION; AND MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION.  (According to the City of Sealy Home Rule Charter, Section 3.12(3) – Procedures to Enact Legislation, only one reading is required for final passage of this ordinance)

25. Discussion and possible action to authorize the City Manager to execute the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Continuation of Coverage (COC) administrative agreement.

26. Discussion and possible action to waive fees for the use of the Hill Community Center and Liedertafel Hall for county-level organizations of political parties recognized by the State of Texas for activities that

a. Are related to voter education, voter registration, and encourage voter participation in elections (to include, but not limited to, candidate forums and briefings on legislative issues and platforms),
b. Do not have a primary purpose of fund-raising,
c. Are not an individual candidate’s campaign event, and
d. Do not exceed one event per party per month.

27. Discussion and possible action to appoint member(s) to the Tourism Commission.

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

29. City Manager’s report:

  • City project updates

30. Adjournment