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CITY OF LA MARQUE 
CITY COUNCIL 
SPECIAL AGENDA 
of
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of La Marque, Texas will conduct a Special Meeting on September 20, 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.

PRESENTATIONS

4.I.

Proclamation

Councilmember Clint Brown

Documents:
  1. Clint Brown.pdf
4.II.

Staff Recognition

Myrna Sanchez

5.

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. 

6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Conduct Public Hearing to hear public input on: 

6.I.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0011

Making appropriations for the support of the City of La Marque for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2023, appropriating money to a sinking fund to pay interest and principal due on the City's indebtedness; and adopting the annual budget for the City of La Marque for the 2022-2023 fiscal year

6.II.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0012

Levying Ad Valorem Taxes for use and operation of the municipal government of the City of La Marque, Texas for 2022 tax year; providing for apportioning each levy for specific purposes; and, providing when taxes shall become due and when same shall become delinquent if not paid

Documents:
  1. Tax Ordinance.pdf
6.III.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0015

Approving the redistricting of the city's single-member council districts and establishing new district boundary lines based on 2020 census data for the City of La Marque, Texas City Council elections; making various findings and provisions related to the subject and providing for an effective date

7.

ORDINANCES

Discussion/ possible action regarding approving:

7.I.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0011

Making appropriations for the support of the City of La Marque for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2023, appropriating money to a sinking fund to pay interest and principal due on the City's indebtedness; and adopting the annual budget for the City of La Marque for the 2022-2023 fiscal year

 THIS IS THE SECOND AND FINAL READING 

7.II.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0012

Levying Ad Valorem Taxes for use and operation of the municipal government of the City of La Marque, Texas for 2022 tax year; providing for apportioning each levy for specific purposes; and, providing when taxes shall become due and when same shall become delinquent if not paid 

THIS IS THE SECOND AND FINAL READING

Documents:
  1. Tax Ordinance.pdf
7.III.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0014

Granting and establishing a franchise fee allowing for the construction, maintenance, operation, extension, removal, replacement, and repair of a system of pipelines, laterals, attachments, and all desirable instrumentalities in, under, over, across, and along any and all streets, avenues, parkways, squares, alleys and all other public places in the City of La Marque, Texas for the purpose of transporting and distributing wastewater and potable water; providing an effective date; and making other findings and provisions related to the subject

7.IV.

Ordinance No. O-2022-0015

Approving the redistricting of the city's single-member council districts and establishing new district boundary lines based on 2020 census data for the City of La Marque, Texas City Council elections; making various findings and provisions related to the subject and providing for an effective date

8.

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.

8.I.

Resolution No. R-2022-0075

Approving payment of invoice to Sprint Waste of Texas in the amount of $50,882.00

8.II.

Resolution No. R-2022-0076

Approving a contract with Galveston County Health District, Office of Environmental Health Programs for Water Quality Inspection services in the amount of $15,886.00

8.III.

Resolution No. R-2022-0077

Acknowledging application submission for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program

8.IV.

Resolution No. R-2022-0078

Accepting the 2022 City of La Marque investment policy for the investment of municipal funds per the Public Investment Act

8.V.

Resolution No. R-2022-0079

Purchase of flooring for installation at 431 Bayou, 1109-B Bayou, and 1111 Bayou 

8.VI.

Resolution No. R-2022-0080

Authorizing design, engineering, bidding, and construction engineering services that consist of improvements to the water distribution system

9.

NEW BUSINESS

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

9.I.

Naming Rights within the City

Regarding drafting a policy regarding the naming of property held by the City of La Marque

9.II.

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.

10.

CITY MANAGER REPORT

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.

10.I.

Water Rate Project Update

11.

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)

11.I.

Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

Quarterly legal update

12.

ACTIONS TAKEN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.I.

Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney)

Quarterly legal update

13.

ADJOURNMENT

I hereby certify that the above notice of the meeting was posted at 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.


__________________________________________

Kierra K. Nance

Removed on _______________________ by ________________________________ at ______________.