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REGULAR CALLED CITY COMMISSION MEETING

M I N U T E S 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021 – 5:00 P.M.
KENNETH T. NUNN COUNCIL ROOM – CITY HALL

 
A Regular Called Meeting of the City Commission was held on Wednesday, DECEMBER 1, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the Kenneth T. Nunn Council Room in City Hall, Texas City, Texas. A quorum having been met, the meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Mayor Dedrick D. Johnson.
             
1. ROLL CALL
Present: Dedrick Johnson, Mayor  
  Thelma Bowie, Commissioner At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem  
  Kevin Yackly, Commissioner At-Large  
  Keith Henry, Commissioner District 1  
  Felix Herrera, Commissioner District 2  
Absent: Dorthea Jones Pointer, Commissioner District 3
  Jami Clark, Commissioner District 4
             
2. INVOCATION

Led by Jon Branson, Executive Director of Management Services.
             
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Led by Mayor Dedrick D. Johnson.
             
a. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
             
5. REPORTS
             
a. Communication and Marketing Update

Darcie Valenzuela, Marketing Coordinator, gave a PowerPoint presentation.
             
b. Utilities Customer Service

Irene Fattig, Water Billing Supervisor, gave a PowerPoint presentation.
             
6. PUBLIC HEARING
             
a. Francisco Ortego requests to rezone from "A" (Single-Family Residential) to "E" (General Business) to allow for the use by rental of an Enclosed Building to host family gatherings, birthday parties, quinceaneras, and similar events.
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
7. PRELIMINARY ZONING APPROVAL
             
a. Consider and take action on the request from Francisco Ortego to rezone from "A" (Single-Family Residential) to "E" (General Business) to allow for the use by rental of an Enclosed Building to host family gatherings, birthday parties, quinceaneras, and similar events.
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large Kevin Yackly, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 2 - 3 FAILED
             
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were none.
             
9. CONSENT AGENDA

Motioned by Commissioner Felix Herrera, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie, to approve Consent Agenda items a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, and i.
             
a. Approve City Commission Minutes for November 17, 2021 meeting. (City Secretary)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
b. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-111, approving a contract for RFP Professional Consultant to Administer ARP Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program. (Community Development)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
c. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-112, authorizing the casting of votes for the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors for 2022-2023. (Management Services)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
d. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-113, authorizing the write-off of utility receivables past due and deemed to be uncollectible as of September 30, 2021. (Finance)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
e. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 12-114, authorizing the write-off of EMS receivables past due and deemed to be uncollectible as of September 30, 2021. (Finance)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
f. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-115, authorizing designated signatories for contractual documents and documents requesting funds pertaining to Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation Program (CDBG-MIT) General Land Office (GLO) State Contract No. 22-085-017-D253. (Emergency management)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
g. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-116, approving and adopting the Community Development Block Grant- Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Civil Rights Policy. (Emergency Management)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
h. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-117, approving the purchase of a Ford expedition for the Texas City Economic Development Corporation. (Economic Development)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
i. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-118, approving a Contractor Agreement for the Texas City Economic Development Corporation Strategic Plan. (Economic Development)
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
10. REGULAR ITEMS
             
a. Consider and take action on Ordinance No. 21-35, amending the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget to increase the Municipal Court's Technology Fund office supplies budget for upgrading courtroom cameras and recording equipment. (Finance)
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
b. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-119, authorizing the purchase of one (1) Type l Medic Unit from Frazer/Sterling McCall through the H.G.A.C Buy Program. (Fire Department)
  Motion byMayor Dedrick Johnson, Seconded byCommissioner At-Large Kevin Yackly 
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
c. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 21-120, authorizing the purchase of one (1) LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator and one (1) LUCAS Chest Compression System from Stryker Medical. (Fire Department)
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large Kevin Yackly, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
d. Consider and take action on Ordinance No. 21-36, amending the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget to appropriate funds for a new medic unit and related equipment. (Finance)
  Motion byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera, Seconded byCommissioner At-Large Kevin Yackly 
  Vote: 5 - 0 CARRIED
             
11. COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS

Commissioners Keith Henry, Felix Herrera, and Thelma Bowie thanked the Texas City Rotary Club for sponsoring the Youth In Government event earlier that day.
             
12. MAYOR'S COMMENTS

Mayor Johnson thanked Marathon and their stakeholder for always finding ways to step up and help the community.
             
13. ADJOURNMENT
Having no further business, Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie made a MOTION to ADJOURN at 6:01 p.m.; the motion was SECONDED by Commissioner District 2 Felix Herrera. All present voted AYE. MOTION CARRIED.

 
  ______________________________
  DEDRICK D. JOHNSON, MAYOR



ATTEST:


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Rhomari Leigh, City Secretary
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