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Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves
by John David Suayan
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today held an election of officers.

The board voted unanimously to name E.L. “Ted” O’Rourke as chair, Albert Shannon as vice chair, Angie Ramirez as secretary, and Mark Murchison as treasurer.

The board voted unanimously to accept the Portfolio Analysis Report, Summary of Investment Performance Report and Investment Detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan for the period ending June 30, 2018.

The board voted unanimously to award a bid for the engineering detail design, permitting assistance and construction support services for the Old Port Industrial Road renovations to Brown & Gay Engineers.

The board voted unanimously to enter into a consulting agreement with CACI NSS, Inc. for security system integration, design, management and life cycle support for FY17 Port Security Grant implementation and maintenance.

Todd P. Sullivan abstained on the following three items:

  • Consider and approve awarding a three-year contract, with the option for up to two one-year extensions, to DRC Emergency Services as primary, Crowder Gulf as secondary and Bergeron Emergency Services as tri-sudiciary for debris removal and disposal
  • Consider and approve awarding one-year contracts, with the option for an additional one-year extension, to Belfor USA Group, Inc.; Blackmon Mooring Services, Ltd. and Cotton Commercial USA, Inc. for disaster restoration of operation services through the Cooperative Purchasing Network
  • Consider and approve awarding a one-year contract, with the option for up to four one-year extensions, to Vizcarra Hospitality and DRC Emergency Services for food services for disaster recovery

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with all members present. Agenda

New trustee Harry Maxwell was administered the oath of office earlier in the meeting.

The Galveston Port Facilities Corporation held its annual appointment of leadership prior to the wharves board meeting.

The directors voted unanimously to name O’Rourke as chair, Shannon as vice chair, Port Director Rodger Rees as president, Shannon as vice president, Ramirez as secretary, and Murchison as treasurer.

Maxwell was also sworn in as a director of the GPFC,

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