League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the creation of a Transportation Committee.
Mayor Pat Hallisey noted that the city had previously had a citizen-driven Transportation Committee in the past.
“As all of you know, we have a lot of transportation projects in front of us,” Hallisey said. Listen (3:37)
The committee still requires membership to be appointed, which Hallisey said he hoped would take place at the city council's next meeting. Council Member Todd Kinsey volunteered to serve as the council liaison to the committee.
“We've got to come up with solutions to keep the city moving and do it without breaking the bank,” Kinsey said.
Council Member Nick Long noted his support of the establishment of the committee, but also stressed the need for a diverse group of members, including those who drive within and commute outside of the city.
“People necessarily don't interact with the same areas of the city every day,” Long said.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the creation of a League City Clean and Green Committee.
The committee would be charged with working to enhance the cleanliness of the city, encourage and assist practices of recycling and re-use, and make recommendations regarding initiatives to protect and preserve the environment.
The city council voted 6-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to appoint Council Member Greg Gripon to the Galveston County Transit District for FY2017 and FY2018.
The city council voted 6-1, with Becker opposed, to appoint Council Member Larry Millican as primary representative and City Manager John Baumgartner as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Policy Council.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of windstorm and hail property insurance from McGriff, Siebels & Williams for a total amount not to exceed $441,001.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance amending the membership of the city's Finance Committee. The committee will have nine members, two of whom will be council members nominated for appointment by the mayor. Each council member will appoint one member to the committee. Other changes and clarifications were also made through the amendment.
The city council took no action regarding the potential purchase or sale of property interests. The item was pulled from the agenda.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Hank Dugie was absent. Agenda
During the meeting, City Auditor Michelle Tressler presented her 2016 Annual Report to the city council. Listen (4:31) Annual Report
Hallisey also recognized League City youth residents who competed in events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.