Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 27, 2021  10:00 a.m.
Port of Galveston 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
Galveston, TX 77553

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman Albert P. Shannon
Vice Chairman Elizabeth Beeton
Trustee/Mayor Craig Brown
Trustee Harry D. Maxwell, Jr. 
Trustee E.L. "Ted" O'Rourke
Trustee Jeff Patterson
Trustee Todd P. Sullivan
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney

NOTICE OF MEETING 
One or more members of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves may attend the Regular Monthly Meeting  scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on April 27, 2021 at the Port of Galveston, 123 Rosenberg, Galveston Texas 77550, by video-conference or in person.

The Regular Monthly Meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited due to COVID. To reserve a seat, please call 409.765.9321 press #4.

This meeting is also live streamed on the Port of Galveston website. 

A.

CALL TO ORDER


A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Declaration of Quorum

A.3.

Pledge of Allegiance

B.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BY TRUSTEE

C.

GENERAL BUSINESS

C.1.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

C.2.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Public will be permitted to submit public comments electronically. Comments can be submitted to: HTTPS://WWW.PORTOFGALVESTON.COM/FORMCENTER/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-2/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-36
C.3.

PORT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

D.

RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

D.1.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE


           Section 551.071 Consultation with Attorney 
    a. Deliberate Pending legal issues Raised by Legal Counsel 
    b. Receive Information on Parking Lot Litigation 

    Section 551.072 Real Estate 

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

    1. Del Monte 

    2.  Gulf Copper 

    Section 551.074 - Personnel 

    a. Deliberate the Appointment, Employment, Evaluation, Reassignment, or Duties of a Public Officer or Employee 
     
    Section 551.087 - Economic Development Negotiation 

    a. Discuss or Deliberate the Regarding of Commercial or Financial Information Received from a Business Prospect Seeking to Locate, Stay, or Expand at the Port of Galveston, or Deliberated the offer of a Financial or Other Incentive to such a Business Prospect 
    ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 
E.

RECONVENE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

F.

BUSINESS ITEMS

F.1.

Discuss and Consider an Interlocal Agreement to Provide the Ability of port Employees to Remain Covered by the City's Health plan Through December 31. 2021

Documents:
  1. F.1.pdf
F.2.

Discuss and Consider Portfolio Performance Analysis Report, Summary of Investment Performance Report and Investment Detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan for Period Ending March 31, 2021 and Discuss and Consider Percentage Changes in the Fund Mix that May be Necessary to Increase Investment Results

Documents:
  1. F.2.pdf
F.3.

Discuss and Consider Continuing Negotiations with Battleship Texas Foundation on a Potential Home Port Location at Pier 21 Complex for the Battleship Texas

Documents:
  1. F.3.pdf
F.4.

Discuss and Consider Amending the 2021 Operating Budget

Documents:
  1. F.4.pdf
F.5.

Discuss and Consider 2021 Contribution to the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan

Documents:
  1. F.5.pdf
F.6.

Consider and Approve 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.7.

Consider and Approve the land lease Between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Ports America Texas, Inc.

Documents:
  1. F.7.pdf
F.8.

Consider and Approve Tariff Circular No.7 Amendment to include Additional Wharfage Revenue Opportunities and Rate Fee

Documents:
  1. F.8.pdf
F.9.

Consider and Approve Delegated Authority to the Port Director to Enter into Easements for Electrical Distribution Facilities with CenterPoint Energy as necessary for the Execution of Masterplan projects; Cruise Terminal 3, East End Cruise Corridor, and West End Ro-Ro Relocation

Documents:
  1. F.9.pdf
F.10.

Consider and Approve the Giving Authority to Port Director to Execute an Agreement Awarding a Three Year Contract, with Option to Renew for Two Consecutive One-Year-Terms, between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Del Sol Corporation for Portwide Janitorial Services

Documents:
  1. F.10.pdf
F.11.

Discuss and consider proposed Second Amendment to Ground Lease with Galveston Cruise Terminal, LLC (Royal Caribbean)

Documents:
  1. F.11.pdf
F.12.

Discuss and consider timely notifications of important issues to the board and timely responses in answering questions

Documents:
  1. F.12.pdf
F.13.

Discuss and Consider A Resolution in Support of the Return of Cruising to the Port of Galveston in 2021

Documents:
  1. F.13.pdf
F.14.

Discuss and Consider Changing the date of the September 28, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting, to September 21, 2021

Documents:
  1. F.14.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

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.

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, April 23, 2021.


_______________________________________
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO




PLEASE NOTE:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), PERSONS IN NEED OF A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHALL, WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEEDING, CONTACT THE PORT'S OFFICE, 123 ROSENBERG, GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 (409-765-3921).