Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas will conduct a Regular Meeting on February 13, 2023, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers at 1109-B Bayou Road La Marque, Texas as well as via videoconference hosted through Zoom ( https://zoom.us/j/92493940502 ). In accordance with Section 551.127(b) of the Texas Local Government Code the presiding officer and a quorum of the La Marque City Council intend to be and will be physically present at 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas. This location will be open to the public and the meeting will be broadcast at this location, on Channel 16, and via YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6G8ypjyEDo).
The Council will meet for the purpose of considering the following agenda:
LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON
Comments from the public will be heard at this time. Any person with city-related business who has signed up may speak to Council (limited to three (3) minutes). If wishing to speak give the Mayor or presiding officer your full legal name and the item you wish to speak about. In compliance with Texas Open Meeting Act, the City 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. Press *6 to mute or unmute if you are participating by telephone, press the unmute button if attending via zoom on a smartphone, tablet or computer, or stand if attending in person, and the mayor will call on you in turn.
Discussion/ possible action regarding approving:
Amending Section 2-2 of the Code of Ordinances, City of La Marque, Texas; Providing for two regular City Council meetings per month; Making various findings related to the subject and providing for an effective date
THIS IS A FIRST READING
Unless otherwise specified, the City Manager is authorized to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney.
Authorizing the Economic Development Corporation to renew the professional services agreement with Retail Strategies, LLC
Approving of an engineering agreement with LJA Engineering in the amount of $517,891.30 for the 2-inch Waterline Replacement Project, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Ratifying payments to Android Construction for a total of $52,741.08
Approving emergency expenditures for waterline repairs in the amount of $35,046.18
a submitted report to update Council and Community on the standard operations of the City, report can be acknowledged as whole or discussed at the pleasure of Council.
Items presented to the Council for discussion and possible action:
Discussion/ possible action regarding establishing legislative priorities for the City of La Marque for the year 2023
Discussion/ possible action regarding continuation of virtual meeting participation via Zoom
Discussion/ possible action regarding an initiative against catalytic converter thefts
Additional items to bring awareness to Council and the Community as well as future agenda item requests are accepted at this time.
City Events and Important Dates for Community Awareness
The City Council for the City of La Marque, Texas reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by 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 551.087 (Economic Development)