Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves 
 
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING 
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:30 a.m. 
 
Port of Galveston
 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
 
Galveston, TX 77550


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman Harry D. Maxwell, Jr.

Vice Chair Todd P. Sullivan

Trustee/Mayor Craig Brown

Trustee Sheila S. Lidstone

Trustee E.L. "Ted" O'Rourke

Trustee Jeff Patterson

Trustee Victor Pierson

Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney


NOTICE OF MEETING

The Regular Monthly Meeting is open to the public. 

One or More Trustees of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves may attend the meeting scheduled at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Port of Galveston, 123 25th Street 8th Floor, by video-conferencing. 

Members of the public may participate in the meeting in the following ways:

1. Watch the meeting at the following online at: 

    https://www.portofgalveston.com/68/watch-meetings-online

2. Submit public comment in advance of the meeting. Comments can be submitted to:

    https://www.portofgalveston.com/formcenter/public-comment-form-2/public-comment-form-36

3. Attend the meeting in person at the above address. 


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.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hurricane Preparation Meeting June 9th

C.3.

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.4.

PORT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Documents:
  1. 5.24.22 PDR.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.    Deliberate Pending Legal Issues Raised by Legal Counsel

b.    Discuss Consulting Contract 

c.    Update on FEMA 


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 

b.    Discuss Cruise Terminal 25 Improvements 


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
 

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 

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.

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.2.

Consider and Approve Second Amendment to Master Services Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. for Engineering Services including Cruise Terminal Marine Improvements and Repairs at an Amount Not to Exceed $75,000.00

Documents:
  1. F2.pdf
F.3.

Consider Approval of Delegation of Authority to the Port Director to Enter Pre-Positioned Disaster Contracts in Accordance with Potential Emergency Requirements for Disaster Recovery and Restoration, Facilities Maintenance, Heavy Equipment Rentals, Public Safety, HVAC Services, Roofing, and / or Other Services as Directly Related to Disaster Reponses Efforts

Documents:
  1. F3.pdf
F.4.

Discuss and Consider Weigh Station on West End of Port

Documents:
  1. F4.pdf
F.5.

Discuss and Consider Renewal of Medical Benefit Plan for Port Employees

Documents:
  1. F5.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, May 20, 2022.

         

_______________________________________

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).