Regular Council Meeting 07/28/2020 06:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS | 1901 5th Street

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION & PLEDGE
Texas State Flag Pledge: "Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” 
Councilman Bill Cornman

CERTIFICATION OF QUORUM

MISSION STATEMENT
The City of Bay City is a community that fosters future economic growth, strives to deliver superior municipal services, invests in quality of life initiatives and is the gateway to the great outdoors. We encourage access to our unique historical and eco-cultural resources while maintaining our small-town Texas charm.
Councilman Bill Cornman

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS
State Law prohibits any deliberation of or decisions regarding items presented in public comments. City Council may only make a statement of specific factual information given in response to the inquiry; recite an existing policy; or request staff places the item on an agenda for a subsequent meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION AND/OR APPROVAL

  1. 1. Regular Council Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2020

  2. 2. Budget Workshop Minutes of July 14, 2020

  3. 3. Regular Council Meeting Minutes of July 14, 2020

  4. 4. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, DIRECT PAYABLE AND UTILITY REFUNDS FOR APRIL, MAY AND JUNE 2020

REGULAR ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND/OR APPROVAL

  1. 5. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR APPROVE THE CITY'S QUARTERLY FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30, 2020.

    Scotty Jones, Finance Director

  2. 6. DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION TO REJECT BIDS RECEIVED DESIGNATING A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING FIRM FOR THE 2020 TEXAS CAPITAL FUND DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION/MAIN STREET PROGRAM OF THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (TXCDBG) PROGRAM FOR APPLICATION AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION.

    Alyssa Dibbern, Engineering Tech

  3. 7. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR APPROVE TXDOT PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN TURN LANES ON HIGHWAY 35 AND 60 AND SIGNAL LIGHT IMPROVEMENTS.

    Shawna Burkhart, City Manager

  4. 8. CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND APPROVE CIVIC CENTER SIDEWALK MATERIAL/LAYOUT PLAN.

    Mitch Thames

  5. 9. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR APPROVE EXTENDING THE CITY CHARTER (ARTICLE III, SECTION 3.01) PRESCRIBED TIME OF ONE (1) YEAR FOR THE NEW CITY MANAGER TO RESIDE IN THE CITY OR WITHIN THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

    William Cornman, Councilman

  6. 10. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND/OR APPROVE THE CITY MANAGER EVALUATION FORM AND PROCESS.

    Councilman Bill Cornman

  7. 11. DISCUSS CLEANUP CAMPAIGN AND/OR APPROPRIATE FUNDING IN THE FISCAL 2020-2021 BUDGET.

    Councilwoman Becca Sitz

ITEMS / COMMENTS & MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT 

AGENDA NOTICES:

Action by Council Authorized: The City Council may vote and/or act upon any item within this Agenda. The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this Agenda, pursuant to and in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.071, to seek the advice of its attorney about pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offer or on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas conflict with the Open Meetings Act and may invoke this right where the City Attorney, the Mayor or a majority of the Governing Body deems an executive session is necessary to allow privileged consultation between the City Attorney and the governing body, if considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act. The City Attorney may appear in person, or appear in executive session by conference call in accordance with applicable state law.

Attendance By Other Elected or Appointed Officials: It is anticipated that members of other city board, commissions and/or committees may attend the meeting in numbers that may constitute a quorum of the other city boards, commissions and/or committees. Notice is hereby given that the meeting, to the extent required by law, is also noticed as a meeting of the other boards, commissions and/or committees of the City, whose members may be in attendance. The members of the boards, commissions and/or committees may participate in discussions on the same items listed on the agenda, which occur at the meeting, but no action will be taken by such in attendance unless such item and action is specifically provided for on an agenda for that board, commission or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Executive Sessions Authorized: This agenda has been reviewed and approved by the City’s legal counsel and the presence of any subject in any Executive Session portion of the agenda constitutes a written interpretation of Texas Government Code Chapter 551 by legal counsel for the governmental body and constitutes an opinion by the attorney that the items discussed therein may be legally discussed in the closed portion of the meeting considering available opinions of a court of record and opinions of the Texas Attorney General known to the attorney. This provision has been added to this agenda with the intent to meet all elements necessary to satisfy Texas Government Code Chapter 551.144(c) and the meeting is conducted by all participants in reliance on this opinion.

CERTIFICATION OF POSTINGThis is to certify that the above notice of a Regular Called Council Meeting was posted on the front window of the City Hall of the City of Bay City, Texas on Friday, July 24, 2020 before 6:00 p.m. Any questions concerning the above items, please contact Mayor Robert K. Nelson at (979) 245-2137.