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Galveston County
Kemah City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, February 07, 2019

Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to authorize an expenditure of $578,335 to fund the city's portion of the Bel Road Extension Project as part of the Galveston County Mobility Bond.

The motion called for the expenditure to be made with half the funding coming from the Kemah Community Development Corporation and the remaining half coming from Hotel Occupancy Taxes, if legally feasible. If it is not, the funding will come through the Kemah Community Development Corporation.

The city council voted unanimously to order an election for May 4 to election the mayor and two council members.

Mayor Carl Joiner and council members Wanda Zimmer and Robin Collins have terms expiring in May.

The city council voted unanimously to approve $50,000 in KCDC funds and $50,000 of Hotel Occupancy Taxes related to the comprehensive marketing public relations and communication plan with Mindecology.

The city council voted 3-0-1, with Matt Wiggins abstaining, to authorize KCDC funding for wayfinding signage.

The city council voted unanimously to put city support of the Triathlon in Kemah on pause until completion of the State Highway 146 construction project.

The city council voted unanimously to authorize LJA Engineering to design a temporary traffic signal at Bel Road and State Highway 146.

The city council voted unanimously to keep the February 20 meeting and to reschedule the March 6 meeting to March 7.

The city council discussed the appointment of Don Johnson to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board and the record requests by Wiggins, taking no action.

The city council postponed discussion on establishing a Kemah Growth Fund and revisions to Financial Management Police.

All other action items were approved by unanimous vote. Council members Kyle Burks and Robin Collins were absent. Agenda

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