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Mayor's Report
December 2, 2014
The City Council meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with all members present.

Appointments, Proclamations, Presentations & Awards, Consider and take action on a resolution designating a Representative and an Alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors for the year 2015.Council approved the appointment of Geri Bentley, Representative and Tommy Cones, Alternate in an 8-0 vote.

Council considered and took action on appointments/reappointments to Boards and Commissions.Councilman Becker made a motion to table this item until the January City Council meeting.This motion passed 7-1.I cast the opposing vote.

Public Hearing and Action Items from Public Hearing Council held a public hearing to consider reduced assessments against properties in the League City Public Improvement District (PID) No. 1, Phase 4 (Magnolia Creek) which will result in a reduction of the assessment rate.No one spoke during this public hearing.

Citizen Request for Hearing Before Council, four people spoke about hike and bike trails.

In Councilmember Comments, Councilman Kinsey spoke about upcoming events at Helen Hall Library.You can view a calendar of events at www.leaguecitylibrary.org.Councilwoman Bentley wished everyone a happy holiday season.Councilman Long encouraged everyone to shop local this holiday season.Councilman Cones reminded everyone about the Holiday in the Park festivities.

In Mayor’s Report, I reminded everyone about the City’s holiday events and the road closures due to the Holiday in the Park Parade.I also encourage citizens to participate in our new League City Citizens University.A ten-week program, which starts January 8 and helps residents get a better understanding of how the city works.Residents can sign up at LeagueCity.com/LCUniversity.

Consent Agenda was approved 8-0.

Old Business, Council considered and took action on acceptance of a trail easement donation from the Village of Oak Creek Colony Homeowners Association, Inc. to the City associated with the 2012 Hike & Bike, Phase 1 Project.This item passed 8-0.

Council considered and took action to enter into a Professional Service Agreement with TBG Partners, Inc. for the design of the Hometown Heroes Park Splash Pad.Council approved Phase I only in an 8-0 vote.

First Reading of Ordinances, Council considered and took action on an ordinance approving the second amendment to the service and assessment plan for the City of League City Public Improvement District No. 1.This item passed 8-0 in a first and final reading.

Council considered and took action on an ordinance levying an assessment against properties located in the City of League City Public Improvement District No. 1, Phase 4.This item passed 8-0 on a first and final reading.

Executive Session, Council discussed the potential sale of real property interests.

Action Items from Executive Session, Council considered and took action on discussion concerning potential purchase or sale of real property interests.I made a motion to approve the purchase of a 0.0115 acre sanitary sewer easement from Sharon Dwier and Elyse C. Griffon for the purchase price of $1,503 plus recording fees, all to be funded from the WT1108 Construction Contract Contingency Fund.This item passed 8-0.

Don’t forget, early voting begins next week!The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm on Monday December 8 to December 12 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center at 400 W Walker. Election Day polling locations include the Clear Creek ISD Administration Building, Hometown Heroes Park, Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center and Creekside Intermediate. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. More information is available on leaguecity.com.

The Holiday in the Park Festival is going on this weekend.Don’t forget there will be a road closure Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. due to the parade.The City of League City plans to close FM 518 from SH 3 to FM 270 beginning at 5 p.m. until the end of the parade.