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REGULAR CALLED CITY COMMISSION MEETING

M I N U T E S 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2022 – 5:00 P.M.
KENNETH T. NUNN COUNCIL ROOM – CITY HALL

 
A Regular Called Meeting of the City Commission was held on Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, 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 5:03 p.m. by Mayor Matthew T. Doyle.
             
1. ROLL CALL
Present: Dedrick D. Johnson, Mayor  
  Thelma Bowie, Commissioner At-Large, Mayor Pro Tem  
  Abel Garza, Jr. , Commissioner At-Large  
  DeAndre' Knoxson, Commissioner District 1  
  Felix Herrera, Commissioner District 2  
  Dorthea Jones Pointer, Commissioner District 3  
  Jami Clark, Commissioner District 4  
             
2. INVOCATION

Led by Bishop Delbert Herrin of The Fellowship Church.
             
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Led by Commissioner District 3 Dorthea Jones Pointer.
             
4. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
             
a. Accept Patriot Award from the Department of Defense.

Justin Herter and various members of the U. S. Department of Defense presented Mayor Dedrick D. Johnson with a Patriot Award.
             
b. Presentation of the Updated Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan and Impact Fees for Water and Sewer Utilities by ARKK Engineers.

Dave Casper of ARKK Engineers presented the Updated Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan, and Impact Fees for Water and Sewer Utilities.

Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie asked if the impact fees are average compared to other cities.
Mr. Casper stated yes, on the lower end. 
             
5. REPORTS
             
a. Lowry Fitness Center (Recreation and Tourism)

Michael Richardson, Fitness Coordinator, gave a PowerPoint presentation. 
             
6. PUBLIC HEARING
             
a. Receive comments from the Public regarding update of the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan and Impact Fees for water and sewer utilities. 

There were none. 
             
b. Receive comments from the public regarding Sherman Jones request to rezone property located at 2828 Texas Avenue from District “F-1” (Outdoor Industrial) to District “E” (General Business) to open and operate Kingdom Wings, a drive-thru restaurant. (Tabled August 3, 2022).

Kim Golden, City Engineer, gave a brief summary of the requested project.

One individual spoke in favor of the rezoning project.
             
c. Receive comments from the public regarding Jimmy Vo request to rezone property located at 615 State Highway 3 from District “A” (Single Family Residential) and District “F” (Light Industrial) to District “D” (Neighborhood Services) to construct On Track 111, LLC – a convenience store and fuel station.  (Tabled on August 3, 2022).

Kim Golden, City Engineer, gave a brief summary of the requested project.

Three individuals spoke in opposition to the project
Two individuals spoke in favor of the project.
             
7. PRELIMINARY ZONING APPROVAL
             
a. Consider and take action on the Zoning Change Request from Sherman Jones for 2828 Texas Avenue - Kingdom Wings with Heavenly Flavors (a drive-thru only restaurant) to change from existing District F-1 (Outdoor Industrial) to District E (General Business).
  Motion byCommissioner District 3 Dorthea Jones Pointer, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
b. Consider and take action regarding Jimmy Vo request to rezone property located at 615 State Highway 3 from District “A” (Single Family Residential) and District “F” (Light Industrial) to District “D” (Neighborhood Services) to construct On Track 111, LLC – a convenience store and fuel station.
  Motion byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera, Seconded byCommissioner District 1 DeAndre' Knoxson 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
             
9. CONSENT AGENDA

Motioned by Mayor Pro Tem Thelma Bowie to approve Consent Agenda items a, b, c, d, e, and f. Seconded by Commissioner District 3 Dorthea Jones Pointer.
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
a. Approve City Commission Minutes for August 17, 2022 meeting. (City Secretary)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
b. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-079, authorizing the Mayor to execute a one-year agreement between the County of Galveston and the City of Texas City Mutual Aid. (Fire Department)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
c. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-080, approving the submission of a grant for ballistic shields. (Police Department)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
d. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-081, approving and awarding Bid No. 2022-417 Asbestos Abatement/ Demolition of Old Reception Hall Building at First Presbyterian Church located at 11122 7th Street North, Texas City. (Purchasing)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
e. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-083 approving the issuance of Lago Mar Development Authority contract to issue Tax Revenue Bonds. (Management Services)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
f. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-084, approving and awarding Bid No. 2022-024 Right - of- Way Tree Trimming Annual Contract. (Public Works)
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
10. REGULAR ITEMS
             
a. Consider and take action on Ordinance No. 2022-19, amending the Texas City Code of Ordinance, Chapter 40, to permanently rezone various properties. (Transportation and Planning)
  Motion byCommissioner District 4 Jami Clark, Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
b. Consider and take action on Ordinance No. 2022-20, amending the Texas City Code of Ordinance Title XI. Business Regulations, Chapter 112, Vehicles For Hire, Section: Automobile Wreckers to update information contained in the Code and to correct Scrivener's errors. (Fire Department)
  Motion byCommissioner District 4 Jami Clark, Seconded byCommissioner District 3 Dorthea Jones Pointer 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
c. Consider and take action on Ordinance No. 2022-21, amending Chapter 150 "Building Regulations; Construction" related to additional authority regarding substandard structures. (Fire Department)
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large Abel Garza, Jr., Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
d. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-082, approval of a one-year payment to Motorola Solutions Premier One System for the Texas City Police Department's records management and dispatch services in the amount of $701, 865.00. (Police Department)
  Motion byCommissioner District 3 Dorthea Jones Pointer, Seconded byCommissioner District 1 DeAndre' Knoxson 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
e. Consider and take action on Resolution No. 2022-085, approving updates to the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan, and Impact Fees for Water & Sewer Utilities. (Transportation and Planning)
  Motion byCommissioner At-Large Abel Garza, Jr., Seconded byCommissioner District 2 Felix Herrera 
  Vote: 7 - 0 CARRIED
             
11. ADJOURNMENT
Having no further business, Commissioner At-Large Abel Garza, Jr. made a MOTION to ADJOURN at 6:24 p.m.; the motion was SECONDED by Commissioner District 1 DeAndre' Knoxson. All present voted AYE. MOTION CARRIED.

 
  ______________________________
  Dedrick D. Johnson, Sr., MAYOR



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Rhomari Leigh, City Secretary
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