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Kemah City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $1,102,700 for the construction of renovations to the Visitors Center Complex and improvements to the city parking lot, and authorizing Durotech to begin construction on the projects.

The city council voted 4-0-1, with Kyle Burks abstaining, to approve items on the consent agenda.

The city council voted unanimously to conduct a study of speed humps along South Kemah Drive and Delesandri between Lawrence and Anders Roads, but not to move forward with installation of the speed humps. The item had been pulled from the consent agenda for separate consideration.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Allen Boone & Humphries and to authorize the mayor to execute the agreement and adopt a resolution supporting special legislation designating the city as an eligible central municipality for participation in an existing economic development program.

The firm will represent the city in a bracket bill to allow the city to receive 100 percent of state sales tax revenues for 10 years within a designated radius around the convention center for the design and construction of the center. The items were discussed in closed session.

The city council took no action regarding the Gulf Coast Festival Contract.

The city council took no action regarding the completion of the dissolution of the Kemah Public Facility Transportation Corporation.

The city council voted 4-0, with Robin Collins recusing herself from the vote, to accept a right-of-way easement on a 5 acre tract related to the continuation of Kipp Avenue.

The city council voted unanimously to accept a right-of-way easement from Bruce Gordy for the continuation of Kipp Avenue.

The city council took no action regarding budget amendments.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda




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