Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves 
 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING 
 Tuesday, January 23
, 2024 9:30 a.m. 
 
Port of Galveston
 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
 
Galveston, TX 77550

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 Chairman Victor Pierson

Vice Chairman Jeff Patterson

Trustee/Mayor Craig Brown

Trustee Willy Gonzalez

Trustee Sheila S. Lidstone 

Trustee Richard Moore

  Trustee James D. Yarbrough

Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney


NOTICE OF MEETING

The Regular Monthly Meeting is open to the public. 


A.

CALL TO ORDER

A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Declaration of Quorum

A.3.

Pledge of Allegiance

A.4.

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest by a Trustee

B.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Employee Service Awards 
  • Introduce Mr. John Cherry   
C.

GENERAL BUSINESS

C.1.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

C.2.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

C.3.

PORT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Documents:
  1. PDR 1-23-24 .pdf
D.

RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

D.1.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney

a.  Address Legal Questions or Issues Raised by Trustees 

b. Update on FEMA and TDEM 

c. Update on Operating Agreements with Cruise Lines

d. Discuss No. 1:23-CV-23413, Kathryn Ramirez v. Carnival Corporation

e. Damage to CT28 Passenger Boarding Bridge (Jan. 5, 2024). 

f. Del Monte Lease Termination 

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 551.072 – Real Estate 

a.   Deliberate the Purchase, Exchange, Lease or Value of Property on Galveston and Pelican Island

      Discuss Global Parking Issues 

Section 551.087 – Economic Development Negotiation  

a.    Discuss or 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

E.

RECONVENE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

E.1.

Discuss and Consider Action, If Any, On Specific Matters Discussed in Executive Session Which Were Listed on the Agenda in Sufficient Detail to Provide Notice to the Public as Required by the Texas Open Meetings Act

F.

BUSINESS ITEMS

F.1.

Discuss and Consider Approval of CFO Report - Consent Agenda

  • Consider Board and Staff Expense Reports (a.)
  • Consider Financial Statements (b.)
  • Accept Port Investments Report (c.)
  • Accept Bank Reconciliation Report and Schedule of Restricted Fund Balances Report (d.)
  • Accept Cash Flow Projections (e.)
  • Accept Monthly Delinquent Accounts Receivable Analysis (f.)
  • Accept Vendor Check Register Report (g.)
  • Consider Trade Development (h.)
F.2.

Discuss and Consider Portfolio Performance Analysis Report, Summary of Investment Performance report and Investment Detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Period Ending December 31, 2023, and Discuss and Consider Percentage Changes in the Fund Mix that may be necessary to Increase Investment Results

Documents:
  1. F2.pdf
F.3.

Discuss Del Monte Lease Termination

Documents:
  1. F3.pdf
F.4.

Discuss and Consider Approval of an Agreement Between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Pointer-Smith Contracting Corporation in the Amount $169,800 for the Removal of Rail Tracks Between 22nd and 28th Streets and Harborside Dr.

Documents:
  1. F4.pdf
F.5.

Discuss and Consider Approval of a Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Determining that the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Method Provides the Best Value for Fencing Material

Documents:
  1. F5.pdf
F.6.

Discuss and Consider Approval of a Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Approving and Accepting Two Grants Approved and Recommended by the Houston Galveston Area Council

Documents:
  1. F6.pdf
F.7.

Discuss and Consider Approval of a Contract between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Adelte Ports & Maritime S.L.U. for the Design and Installation of Renovations to a Passenger Boarding Bridge at Cruise Terminal 25 at a Cost Not to Exceed $1,284,000

Documents:
  1. F7.pdf
F.8.

Discuss and Consider Approval of an Amendment to the Contract with Community Strategies, LLC.

Documents:
  1. F8.pdf
F.9.

Discuss and Consider Approval of an Operating Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and MSC Cruises, LLC.

Documents:
  1. F9.pdf
G.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.0415, Trustees may report on any of the following items:

1. Expressions of thanks, gratitude, and condolences 
2. Information regarding holiday schedules
3. Honorary or salutary recognit
ion of a public official, public employee, or other citizen
4. Reminders regarding Galveston Wharves events
5. Reminders regarding community events
6. Health and safety announcements


H.

SET DATE OF NEXT BOARD MEETING, TIME AND LOCATION

I.

ADJOURNMENT

I certify that the above Notice of Meeting was posted in a place convenient to the public, in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, on or before  4:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2024.


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO