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Galveston County
La Marque City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to direct city staff to move forward regarding submission of a grant application for funding mobility infrastructure projects.

Council Member Chris Lane asked to add a project to add a sidewalk from the fire station to the gas station behind it in the Saltgrass subdivision.

Jim Webb, CEO of the Goodman Corporation, gave a presentation to the city council regarding the proposal for the grant application.

“The purpose of our planning process was really to identify and prioritize a capital improvement program for the city,” Webb said. “Looking at projects in a way that, when discretionary funding opportunities arise, we have projects in place right on the shelf that we can submit for funding.” Listen (19:32)

Webb noted that in the past the city was not prepared when grant opportunities were available. There were 14 projects listed from the planning process, he noted.

Webb noted that the Houston-Galveston Area Council is to issue a call for projects on July 1 for the distribution of approximately $1.3 billion in transportation funds throughout the region.

“So, as an outcome of this meeting, we'd like to have a general consensus on which of our 14 projects we'd like to submit,” Webb said, stating that there is a local commitment, with the city to pay 20 percent of the cost of the project.

Council heard details regarding the projects on the list, and which projects would be most fitting for the H-GAC grant.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution canvassing the results of the May 5 General Election. Mayor Bobby Hocking and council members Keith Bell and Robert Michetich were sworn into office for another term.

The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Keith Bell as mayor pro-tem.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution denying CenterPoint Energy Houston Elecric, LLC's application for approval to amend its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the addition of an audible emergency alerting system in proximity of Omega Bay and Bayou Vista.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a one-year agreement with the Texas Rebels Select Baseball League for use of the baseball fields at Highland Bayou “Mac McGaffey” Park.

The city council voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and deny a development agreement with Sunset Grove Subdivision, as discussed in closed session.

The city council tabled action regarding entering into a development agreement for the Sunset Grove subdivision.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize the publication of a notice of intent to issue certificates of obligation, as discussed in closed session.

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

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