City Council Regular Meeting 08/11/2020 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.” 

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.

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

REGULAR ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION AND/OR APPROVAL

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION OF JONATHAN KIRKSEY, THE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS - STREETS AND MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS.

    Barry Calhoun, Public Works Director

  2. 2. PRESENTATION OF RECOGNITION OF THE BAY CITY MUNICIPAL COURT AWARD FOR HONORABLE MENTION BY THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL COURTS EDUCATION CENTER FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN MUNICIPAL TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVES.

    Katy Plunkett, Court Administrator

  3. 3. DISCUSSION WITH TXDOT REGARDING DOWNTOWN TURN LANES.

    Shawna Burkhart, City Manager & Ryan Simper, TxDOT PE

  4. 4. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR AWARD PROJECT CE2020-001R/THGR: NEW ROW E AT BAY CITY REGIONAL AIRPORT AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BAY CITY AND THE LOWEST BIDDER.

    James Mason, Airport Manager

  5. 5. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND/OR APPROVE ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED SURPLUS PROPERTY AND APPROVE THE AUCTION, TRADE, AND/OR DISPOSAL THE PROPERTY.

    James Mason, Airport Manager

  6. 6. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND/OR APPROVE AUTHORIZATION OF THE SUBMISSION OF A 2020 MAIN STREET PROGRAM APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES FOR THE GRANT.

    Alyssa Dibbern, Engineering Tech

  7. 7. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND APPROVE RESOLUTION TO DETERMINE AN AREA OF THE BAY CITY THAT CONTAINS CONDITIONS WHICH ARE DETRIMENTAL TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY AND CONSTITUTES A BLIGHTED AREA.

    Alyssa Dibbern, Engineering Tech

  8. 8. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR APPROVE THE ADOPTION OF THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN AS SET FORTH BY THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (GLO) FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT MITIGATION (CDBG-MIT) PROGRAM.

    Alyssa Dibbern, Engineering Tech

  9. 9. DISCUSS, CONSIDER AND/OR APPROVE A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE MATAGORDA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION STRATEGIC PLAN.

    Mayor Robert K. Nelson

  10. 10. CONSIDER PLACING A PROPOSAL TO ADOPT A TAX RATE FOR THE 2021 FISCAL YEAR AS AN ACTION ITEM ON THE AGENDA OF A FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING, SPECIFYING THEREIN THE DESIRED TAX RATE AND PUBLISHING NOTICE THEREOF.

    Scotty Jones, Finance Director

  11. 11. CONSIDER SETTING TWO (2) PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED 2021 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020.

    Scotty Jones, Finance Director

  12. 12. CONSIDER SETTING TWO (2) PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED 2021 FISCAL YEAR TAX RATE FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 (IF REQUIRED).

    Scotty Jones, Finance Director

  13. 13. DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND/OR APPROVE THE BUDGETARY AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY.

    Scotty Jones, Finance Director

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, August 7, 2020 before 6:00 p.m. Any questions concerning the above items, please contact Mayor Robert K. Nelson at (979) 245-2137.