Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:30 a.m.
Room 204 - City Hall
823 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman E. L. “Ted” O’Rourke
Vice Chairman Albert P. Shannon
Trustee Elizabeth Beeton
Trustee Richard D. DeVries
Trustee Harry D. Maxwell, Jr.
Trustee Todd P.  Sullivan
Trustee/Mayor James D. Yarbrough
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney

WORKSHOP AGENDA

A.

CALL TO ORDER

A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Declaration of Quorum

B.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BY TRUSTEE

C.

GENERAL BUSINESS

C.1.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

C.1.a.

Comments from the Public

C.1.b.

2019 Port of Galveston Hurricane Plan

C.1.c.

Port Director's Report

 

D.

DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS ITEMS LISTED ON AGENDA FOR MAY 28, 2019 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

D.1.

Discuss Report from the Port's External Auditors (RSM) Regarding the Status of Their Pending 2018 Audit, its Anticipated Completion Date, and any Remaining issues Requiring Resolution in Order for them to Complete the Audit.

D.2.

Discussion on the Strategic Master Plan

D.3.

Discuss Employee Handbook

D.4.

Discuss Disaster Recovery Contract Amendments with Cotton Commercial USA, Inc. and Belfor USA, Inc. For Disaster Restoration of Operation Services Through the Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)

D.5.

Discuss Delegation of Authority to the Port Director to Incur Early Capital Investment Expenditures for the Cruise Terminal 3 Pier 10 Project in Anticipation of the Signing of the Ground Lease Agreement with RCCL. The Early Start of Engineering and Site Preparation Work will Allow the Port to be in Line with RCCL's Aggressive Development Schedule for this Project

D.6.

Discuss Relocating the Regular Monthly Board Meetings from City Hall to the Port of Galveston Offices Effective June 25, 2019

D.7.

Discuss New Logo Design for the Galveston Wharves

D.8.

Discuss the Proposed Amendment to Article VI of the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves

E.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE


Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney
a. Seek or receive legal advice regarding 19-CV-0936, Dawn Jones v. Port of Galveston, In the 212th District Court

Section 551.087 – Economic Development Negotiation


a. Discuss or Deliberate the Regarding Commercial or Financial Information Received from a Business Prospect Seeking to Locate, Stay, or Expand at the Port of Galveston, or Deliberate the offer of a Financial or Other Incentive to such a Business Prospect, Including but not Limited to the Following:

                • Channel Extension with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                • Agreement with Royal Caribbean, LLC.    


Adjournment of Executive Session
F.

RECONVENE WORKSHOP

G.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

H.

ADJOURNMENT

THE ITEMS LISTED FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA ARE CONSIDERED ROUTINE AND WILL NOT BE DISCUSSED UNLESS A TRUSTEE DESIRES TO DISCUSS – AS IS THE CASE, THAT SUCH ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND CONSIDERED PRIOR TO THE REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS. AS USED IN THIS NOTICE, THE TERM “EXECUTIVE SESSION” MEANS A “CLOSED MEETING” AS DEFINED IN TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551, THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THIS MEETING TO DISCUSS ANY SUBJECT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBJECT APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. FOLLOWING ANY EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE BOARD IN OPEN SESSION MAY TAKE A FINAL ACTION, DECISION, OR VOTE ON A MATTER DELIBERATED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.


3:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Please Note
Members of the City Council may be attending and participating in discussion.


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