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League City City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy League City
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the publish of a notice of intent to issue certificates of obligation totaling $11.7 million.

The bond issuance cost is estimated total $160,000. The hearing is the first of two to be held, with the second to be held on August 11, when the city council will vote on the issuance.

The proceeds from the bonds will fund project including the urban connector, the animal shelter, and Fire Station No. 6, with a pumper.

Council Member Nick Long discussed how the debt will effect the city, noting that the city will be paying off more debt than adding to it over the year.

“If that had not been the case, I would push more heavily to either take it to a bond election or look at what we're doing in the projects,” Long said. Listen (6:56)

The city council voted unanimously to approve proposed Charter Proposition 1 through 15 with changes to Proposition No. 2. Propositions in Recommended Ballot Language

The city council voted 4-3, with Long, Larry Millican and Dan Becker opposed, to revise fees pertaining to pipelines and oil and gas drilling.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Council Member Hank Dugie as alternate voting member on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council.

The city council voted 5-2, with Long and Becker opposed, to appoint Millican to the Clear Creek Watershed Steering Committee.

The city council voted 5-2, with Long and Becker opposed, to appoint Dugie to the Dickinson Bayou Watershed Steering Committee.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a professional services agreement with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. for grant applications and planing associated with disaster recovery related to Hurricane Harvey, in an amount not to exceed $22,990.

The city council voted 6-0-1, with Long abstaining, to approve the absence of Todd Kinsey.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a motion suspending the effective date of Texas New Mexico Power Company's proposed rate increase for 90 days after July 5, 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.

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

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Todd Kinsey was absent. Agenda

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