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CITY OF LAMARQUE 
CITY COUNCIL 
SPECIAL AGENDA 
of
AUGUST 15, 2022


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas will conduct a Special Meeting on  August 15, 2022, 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: 

1.

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

2.

ROLL CALL

3.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION

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 your full name, address, 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 hoursPress *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. 

5.

RESOLUTIONS- CONSENT

The following items shall be considered for action as a whole unless one or more Councilmembers objects. Unless otherwise specified, the City Manager is authorized to execute all necessary documents upon final approval by the City Attorney.

5.I.

Resolution No. R-2022-0054

Calling a Charter Amendment Election on the question of adopting eleven amendments to the City of La Marque, Texas Charter; Providing details relating to the holding of such election; Providing for severability; Containing other provisions relating to the subject; and providing an effective date

5.II.

Resolution No. R-2022-0055

Calling a recall election for the position of Mayor; Providing details relating to the holding of such election; providing for severability; containing other provisions relating to the subject and providing an effective date

5.III.

Resolution No. R-2022-0056

Ratifying the City of La Marque's acceptance of grant funds from the Houston- Galveston Area Council

Documents:
  1. HGAC Resolution.pdf
5.IV.

Resolution No. R-2022-0057

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services for grant eligible projects

5.V.

Resolution No. R-2022-0058

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposal for Grant Administration Services for grant eligible projects

5.VI.

Resolution No. R-2022-0059

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposal for Grant Administration Services for grant-eligible projects through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program 

5.VII.

Resolution No. R-2022-0060

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Qualification for Engineering Services for grant-eligible projects through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Discretionary Grant Program 

6.

APPOINTMENTS

appointments, reappointments, or removals of all City Boards and Commissions

7.

NEW BUSINESS

Items presented to the Council for discussion and for Council to provide direction:

7.II.

Special Events

Discussion relating to Special Events Ordinance and Processes

7.III.

FY 2022-2023 Proposed Tax Rate

City Council of the City of La Marque to propose a Tax Rate of 0.477076  for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

7.IV.

Items for the good of the order

Additional items to bring awareness to Council and the Community as well as future agenda item requests are accepted at this time.

7.IV.i.

First Tax Rate Public Hearing

announcement of First Tax Rate Public Hearing

7.IV.ii.

Second Tax Rate Public Hearing

Announcement of Second Tax Rate Public Hearing

7.IV.iii.

First Budget Public Hearing

Announcement of First Budget Public Hearing

7.IV.iv.

Second Budget Public Hearing

Announcement of Second Budget Public Hearing

8.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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 551.086 (Economic Development)

8.I.

Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

Amending the 2022-2023 Tax Rate

8.II.

Section 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)

Consideration and Implementation of Security Devices in FY 2022-2023

9.

ACTIONS TAKEN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

9.I.

Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

Amending the 2022-2023 Tax Rate

9.II.

Section 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices)

Consideration and Implementation of Security Devices in FY 2022-2023

10.

ADJOURNMENT

I hereby certify that the above notice of the meeting was posted at 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas on  Friday, August 12, 2022 at ____________.

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Kierra K. Nance

**This electronic copy is posted for convenience and in compliance with ADA Requirements , a signed version of this agenda can be found with the City Clerk's office.