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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Mayor Pat Hallisey opposed, to approve a 2 percent cost of living pay increase for the City Attorney Nghiem Doan, as discussed in closed session.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a 2 percent cost of living increases for City Auditor Michelle Tressler and for City Secretary Diana Stapp, which were also discussed in closed sessions to conduct employee evaluations.

The pay increases were equal to those given to other city staff members.

The city council voted unanimously to reappoint E. Rusty Vidrine to the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors. Vidrine has represented the League City area on the board for 15 years.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Weaver Tidwell, LLP for independent auditing services for FY2017 and FY2018.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a remount

of the current American LaFrance ladder tower on a new Spartan chassis from Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $745,709.

Council Member Nick Long praised the fire department for reducing costs by remounting the ladder onto a new chassis.

“You look at it, $750,000 is a very significant amount of money, but it's far better than the other options that were on the table,” Long said.

The city council took no action regarding the submittal of a list of projects for the Texas Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council took no action regarding the potential purchase or sale of property. The item was pulled from the agenda.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution denying a proposed increase by CenterPoint Energy, as discussed in closed session.

The city council took no action resulting from executive session discussions regarding a financial or other incentive to a business prospect that seeks to locate, stay or expand within the city.

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

During the meeting, Hallisey presented a proclamation recognizing May 7 to May 13 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. The proclamation was presented to Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Edghill.

Edghill stressed the need for individual preparedness for a storm, which he said helps make a more resilient community. Listen (3:01)

The Friends of the Helen Hall Library gave a presentation regarding the organization's efforts in support of the library. Listen (9:36)




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