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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Council Connection for May 20

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At their Monday, May 20 Regular Meeting, Councilmembers proclaimed the week of May 19-25 as National Public Works Week; recognized the Marshall High School track teams for their championship season; recognized Gerard Wilcher for his initial lifesaving response and actions during an incident in July 2018; and authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the design of the Veterans Memorial. Here is a rundown of all Council actions at the meeting:

Recognitions:

Marshall Track Teams RecognitionCouncil recognized the Thurgood Marshall High School track teams for their success in the UIL State Competition.

Gerard Wilcher RecognitionMayor Yolanda Ford and Fire Chief Eugene Campbell, Jr. saluted Missouri City resident Gerard Wilcher for his initial lifesaving response and actions during a pool incident in July 2018.

2019 Public Works WeekDirector of Public Works Shashi Kumar accepted a proclamation naming the week of May 19-25 as National Public Works Week.

Swearing in ceremony for the municipal court judges was removed from this agenda. 

Staff Reports:

  • Received operational updates from City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. These include:
    • Noted upcoming events:
      • Citizens University graduation on Tuesday, May 21
      • District D Town Hall on Thursday, May 23
      • Demographics and Economic Development Forum on Thursday, May 23
      • Blood Drive on Friday, May 24
      • Book talk on Tuesday, May 28
      • Kid Fish on Saturday, June 1
      • For more details on these events and others, visit the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov.
    • Noted the following holiday update:
      • All non-emergency offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
    • Thanked:
      • First responders for their actions in the drowning incident at Independence Park on May 12.
      • The Employee Recognition Committee for coordinating and hosting staff events during Public Service Recognition Week.
      • Recognizing the groundbreaking for the Phase II project of the Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant.
      • Recognizing the Communications Department for the success of the Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Event
  • Received the Quarterly Budget Report, as of March 31, 2019 from the Financial Services Director Allena Portis.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approved the minutes of the Special and Regular City Council Meetings of May 6, 2019 and the Special City Council Meeting of May 13, 2019.
  • Approved an ordinance on the second and final reading amending Chapter 86, Utilities, of the City of Missouri City Code; amending regulations regarding drought contingency plans; providing a penalty.

Authorizations:

  • Authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC of Pasadena, Texas for the reconstruction of Glenn Lakes Bridge over Oyster Creek tributary in an amount not to exceed $1,612,278.
  • Authorized an interlocal agreement for a City-managed mobility project with Fort Bend County for the Beltway 8 connector.
  • Authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute a contract with LMA Design, LLC for the design of the Veterans Memorial.
  • Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Consor Engineers, LLC for the provision of on-call engineering services in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

The next Regular City Council Meeting will be held on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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