City Council Regular Meeting - October 08, 2012

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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas will conduct a Public Hearing/Regular Meeting on Monday,  October 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 1109-B Bayou Road for purpose of considering the following agenda:`


(2)       ROLL CALL


(4)       MINUTES

a.     Public Hearing/Regular City Council Meeting, September 24, 2012


Comments from the Public (At this time, any person with city-related business who has signed up may speak to Council (limited to three (3) minutes).  In compliance with Texas Open Meeting Act the City Council may not deliberate on comments.  Personal attacks will not be allowed, and personnel matters should be addressed to the City Manager during normal business hours.


a.  Public Hearing - amending the FY 2011-12 Budget


a.  Discussion/possible action - Ordinance No. O-2012-1067 amending the FY 2011-12 budget.  This is the second reading


a.       Discussion/possible action-authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Republic Services

Inc. for Solid Waste Collection Services -City Manager C. Buttler

b.       Discussion/possible action -City Manager Review and Employment Contract.   Possible Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section, 551.074, Personnel Matters -City Manager C. Buttler

c.       Discussion/possible action - cancelling the second Regular City Council Meetings of November 26, 2012 and December 24, 2012 due to holidays-  City Manager C.  Buttler

d.       Discussion/possible action - Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with East Texas Gulf Coast Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RAC-R)   - Fire Chief T. Weidman

e.       Discussion/possible action - Ordinance No. O-2012-1068 an ordinance of the City of La Marque, Texas, repealing Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, of the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas, and in its place adopting a new Chapter 17, Article III, Coin-Operated amusement machines, providing for definitions; providing for occupation tax; requiring a receipt to be attached to the machine, providing for exemptions; providing that illegal machines are not authorized; providing that skill or pleasure coin-operated machines are prohibited near schools; regulating amusement redemption machines and gamerooms; and amending Appendix  A, schedule of fees and charges, coin operated amusement machines, to increase the license fee for each machine, payment of fee and issuance of a license regulating Article III, Coin-Operated machines. This is the first reading.  -Development Services A. Tims

f.        Discussion/possible action - agreement with Galveston County Health District for Water Pollution Control and Abatement -Public Works Director M. Morgan

g.  Discussion/possible action - Resolution No. R-2012-1190 authorizing the submission of a Texas

Community Development Block Program application to the Texas Department of Agriculture -Public

Works Director M. Morgan

h.       Discussion/possible action - Resolution No. R-2012-1191 establishing Section 3 Policy Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program-Public Works Director M. Morgan

i.        Discussion/possible action - Resolution R-2012-1189_ of the City Council of the City of La Marque,

Texas, approving a legal services agreement with Hodge Law Firm, P.L.L.C., and Tylka Law Center, P.C

and Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland P.C.; providing for incorporation of premises and pending an effective

date, seeking  compensation and other relief arising from windstorm damage caused by Hurricane Ike.

Possible Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 -Consultation with

Attorney regarding pending or contemplated litigation or a matter -City Manager C. Buttler

(9)       CITY MANAGER REPORT - No Council Action Necessary


a.Requests by Mayor and Council Members for items to be placed on future City Council agendas and

announcements on city events/community interests TEX. GOV'T CODE §551.415.(b), "items of community interest" includes:

(1)  expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence;

(2)  information regarding holiday schedules;

(3)  an honorary or salutary recognition of a public official, public employee, or other citizen, except that a discussion regarding a change in the status of a person's public office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary recognition for purposes of this subdivision;

(4)  a reminder about an upcoming event organized or sponsored by the governing body;

(5)  information regarding a social, ceremonial, or community event organized or sponsored by an entity other than the governing body that was attended or is scheduled to be attended by a member of the governing body or an official or employee of the municipality or county; and

(6)  announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in the municipality or county that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.



I hereby certify that the above notice of meeting was posted at 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas before 6:00 p.m. on this 5th day of October 2012

The City Council for the City of La Marque, Texas reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized the Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices) and 551.086 (Economic Development)


Zina Tedford, City Clerk