Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Council Chamber, Council Conference Room 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: 841 5681 9776
Andrew S. Friedberg
Mayor Pro Tem
Gus E. Pappas
SPECIAL SESSION (CLOSED MEETING) - 6:00 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 Special 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: 841 5681 9776.
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=1198, 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 for this Special 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.
Pledges to the Flags.
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.]
Retire into Closed Meeting in the Council Conference Room:
Retire into closed meeting pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Open Meetings, Section 551.074, Personnel Matters; Closed Meeting, to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, and duties of the City Manager of the City of Bellaire, Texas.
Reconvene in Open Meeting in the Council Chamber:
Reconvene in open meeting and take action, if any, on items discussed in the closed meeting.
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