Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:30 a.m.
Council Chambers - City Hall
823 Rosenberg Avenue, 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/Ex Officio Craig Brown
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.2.

CFO REPORT

Documents:
  1. CFO Report.pdf
C.3.

PORT DIRECTORS REPORT

C.4.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

All wishing to address the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves must sign in with the Secretary of the Board and comments limited to 3 minutes.
D.

DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS ITEMS LISTED ON AGENDA FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

D.1.

Discuss Response Letter on Report Prepared by City of Galveston Auditor's Office - Vice Chairman Shannon

D.2.

Discuss Warner Legislative Services - Chairman O'Rourke

Documents:
  1. D.2.pdf
D.3.

Discuss Octagon Services - Chairman O'Rourke

Documents:
  1. D.3.pdf
D.4.

Discuss Cruise Terminal Employee Parking - Chairman O'Rourke

Documents:
  1. D.4.pdf
D.5.

Discuss Health Care Benefits for Port of Galveston Employees - Laura

Documents:
  1. D.5.pdf
D.6.

Discuss New List of Policies, Severe Weather, Political Activities, Ethics, and Public Information Request - Laura

D.7.

Discuss Consulting Contract for Actuarial Services - Laura

D.8.

Discuss Mutual Aid Agreement Between the City of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves - Laura

D.9.

Discuss Relocating the Regular Monthly Board Meetings from City Hall to the Port of Galveston Offices and Associated Cost - Laura

D.10.

Discuss Capital Asset Policy, Debt Management Policy, Cash Management Policy and Maintaining An Effective Accounting System Policy of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves - Mark

D.11.

Discuss Bank Depository Contract Bid - Mark

D.12.

Discuss Acceptance of the 2019 Port Security Grant Award - Brett

D.13.

Discuss Contract for Pier 19 Finger Pier Repairs Between Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Texas Gulf Construction Co., Inc. - Jeff

D.14.

Discuss New Trustees Attendance to AAPA 2019 Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA October 13-16, 2019 - Angie

Documents:
  1. D.14.pdf
D.15.

Consider Changing the Date of the Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Workshop and Regular Monthly Meeting to Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Angie

E.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney
 
a. Discuss Legal Issues Regarding Recent Employee Termination
b. Discuss No. 19CV0936, Jones v. Port of Galveston         
c. Discuss No. 19CV0272, Dunn v. Kone, Inc. and Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves.    

Section 551.072 - Real Estate

a. Discuss Issues Relating to Value of Real Property Owned and Operated by Port

   - Proposed Land Lease with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.  

Section 551.074 - Personnel

a. Deliberate the Appointment, Employment, Evaluation, Reassignment or Duties of a Public Officer or Employee, Including without Limitation the Port Director
   
Section 551.087 - Economic Development Negotiation

a. Discuss and Deliberate 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 

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION  

F.

RECONVENE WORKSHOP MEETING

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.


4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019


______________________________________
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
NOTE:

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


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