Monday, April 19, 2021
Council Chamber and Telephonic
FIRST FLOOR OF CITY HALL
7008 S. RICE AVENUE
BELLAIRE, TX 77401
LOCAL DIAL-IN NUMBER:
TOLL-FREE DIAL-IN NUMBER:
Meeting ID: 851 9566 8122
Andrew S. Friedberg
Mayor Pro Tem
Gus E. Pappas
REGULAR SESSION - 7:00 P.M.
NOTICE OF POSSIBLE TELEPHONIC PARTICIPATION
Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 16, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas granted the Office of the Attorney General's request for the temporary suspension of certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act to allow for telephonic or videoconference meetings of governmental bodies that are accessible to the public in an effort to reduce in-person meetings that assemble large groups of people, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
As that temporary suspension remains in effect, notice is hereby given that individual members of the City Council of the City of Bellaire, Texas, may choose to participate in this Regular Session telephonically rather than in person.
Additionally, members of the public will be entitled to participate and address the City Council, either telephonically or in person, at the time for personal/audience comments. Any person desiring to address the City Council telephonically must submit their request via e-mail to City Clerk Tracy L. Dutton at [email protected]
The request must be received prior to the posted start time of the meeting, include the speaker's full name and the phone number from which they will be calling in to participate in the meeting.
Speakers will be recognized in the order in which their requests are received.
The local dial-in number to participate remotely in the telephonic meeting is 346-248-7799 and the toll-free dial-in number is 1-888-475-4499.
Meeting ID: 851 9566 8122.
Members of the public may view a live broadcast of the meeting by visiting the City's website at
/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=1094, U-Verse Channel 99, Comcast Channel 16, and the City's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bellairetx.gov.
An electronic copy of the agenda packet for this Regular Session is posted online at
A recording of the telephonic meeting will be made and will be posted online at
Call to Order - Andrew S. Friedberg, Mayor.
Announcement of a Quorum - Andrew S. Friedberg, Mayor.
Inspirational Reading and/or Invocation - Nathan Wesely, Council Member.
Pledges to the Flags - Nathan Wesely, Council Member.
1. U.S. Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
2. Pledge to the Texas Flag:
Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
Any person desiring to address the City Council telephonically must sign up, prior to the posted start time of the meeting, by e-mail to City Clerk Tracy L. Dutton, [email protected] When signing up, speakers shall provide their full name and the phone number from which they will be calling (for the call moderator to be able to identify them).
To address the City Council in person, please complete a blue speaker form (located at the entrance to the Council Chamber) and submit it to City Clerk Tracy L. Dutton prior to the time for personal/audience comments.
Each speaker shall have a time limit of up to five (5) minutes, with no extension, and with notice after four (4) minutes that one (1) minute is left. In the event of pressing business before the City Council or matters requiring its immediate attention or action, the City Council may, prior to the opening of audience comments, set a different maximum time limit for each speaker by a vote of four (4) members of the City Council.
The purpose of this item is to allow the residents of Bellaire and other interested persons an opportunity to address the City Council on agenda issues and on non-agenda issues that are a matter of the jurisdiction of the City Council (i.e., City policy and legislative issues). Non-agenda issues regarding daily operational or administrative matters should be first dealt with at the administrative level by calling City Hall at (713) 662-8222 during business hours.
[Note: The Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, prohibits the City Council from fully discussing, debating, or considering subjects for which public notice has not been given on the agenda. Issues that cannot be referred to the City Staff for action may be placed on the agenda of a future City Council Session.]
Reports and Presentations:
City Manager's Report to provide information concerning City operations and projects, to include: COVID-19 updates, City operations/personnel updates, communication activity, and future Council meeting information - Submitted by Brant Gary, Interim City Manager.
Items set out in the consent agenda are considered routine and are recommended for approval by the passage of a single motion, without discussion or debate, that the consent agenda be adopted. Upon request of any member of City Council, items shall be removed from the consent agenda and considered separately.
Approval of Minutes:
Consideration of and possible action on the adoption of the minutes of the Regular and Special Sessions of the City Council of the City of Bellaire, Texas, held on Monday, February 1, 2021, Monday, February 8, 2021, and Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - Submitted by Tracy L. Dutton, City Clerk.
City Council - Feb 01 2021 - Minutes
City Council - Feb 08 2021 - Minutes
Adoption of Ordinances and Resolutions:
Consideration of and possible action on the adoption of an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Bellaire, Texas, authorizing the Interim City Manager and the City Clerk of the City of Bellaire, Texas, to execute and attest, respectively, a Standard Form of Agreement with Magnum Staffing Services Inc., for temporary labor services pursuant to Bid No. 21-009, for an initial term of one year in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, with up to four optional annual renewals with an annual price increase not to exceed 3% of the previous year's annual price - Submitted by Michael Leech, Director of Public Works.
Adoption of Ordinances and Resolutions:
Consideration of and possible action on the adoption of an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Bellaire, Texas, authorizing the Interim City Manager of the City of Bellaire, Texas, to accept, for and on behalf of the City of Bellaire, Texas, a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, DR-4332, Hurricane Harvey, sub-grant awarded by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for the City of Bellaire Flap Gates Floodproofing – Phase 1 Project with a total sub-grant amount of $152,000.40, and to execute any and all other documentation necessary to effectuate such acceptance; and authorizing the City’s local cost share of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total sub-grant amount - Submitted by ChaVonne Sampson, Director of Development Services.
Community Interest Items from the Mayor and Council.
It is the intent of this item to provide members of the City Council the opportunity to make a report about items of community interest, which may include expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence; information regarding holiday schedules; honorary recognition of City officials, employees, or other citizens or entities; reminders of upcoming events sponsored by the City or another entity that is scheduled to be attended by a City official or City employee; and announcements involving an imminent threat to the public health and safety of people in Bellaire that has arisen after the posting of the agenda.
No action may be taken on a reported item of community interest, and no possible action discussed except a proposal to place the subject on the agenda for a subsequent meeting.
See Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Open Meetings, Section 551.0415.
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