Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
WORKSHOP
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Port of Galveston 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
Galveston, TX 77550


BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman Albert P. Shannon
Vice Chairman Elizabeth Beeton 
Trustee Craig Brown 
Trustee Richard D. DeVries
Trustee Harry D. Maxwell, Jr.
Trustee E.L. "Ted" O'Rourke
Trustee Todd P.  Sullivan
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

A.3.

Pledge of Allegiance

B.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BY TRUSTEE

C.

GENERAL BUSINESS

C.1.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Presentation by Maura Yates, Solar Panels 
Presentation by Cindy Heffernan, Property Insurance 
C.2.

CFO REPORT - CONSENT AGENDA

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

PORT DIRECTOR’S 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 FEBRUARY 25, 2020 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

D.1.

Receive Information on Progress on Transitioning Cargo to New Locations at the Port of Galveston - Trustee Brown

D.2.

Discuss Master Plan Port Priority Projects - Port Director

D.3.

Discuss Foreign-Trade Zone Operating Agreement Between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Keen Transport Inc. – Brett

D.4.

Update on FEMA Projects - Laura

D.5.

Consider and Approve the Port Property, Flood, Liability, Excess Liability, Business Auto, Public Official Liability, Crime and Fiduciary Liability Insurance Policies Scheduled for Renewal for the Policy Period March 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021 at a Total Premium Not to Exceed $2,292,897 - Laura

D.6.

Discuss Administrative Policy for Risk Management - Laura

D.7.

Discuss Revenue Control Policy of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves - Mark

D.8.

Discuss First Amendment to Consulting Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Gahagan and Bryant Associates, Inc. for additional Professional Services needed for Permitting Assistance and Hydrographic Surveying at an Additional Amount Not to Exceed $281,700.00 - Jeff

D.9.

Discuss Format of Future Board Meetings

E.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

    Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney

    a. Deliberate Pending Legal Issues Raised by Legal Council 
    b. Disabled Veteran Parking 

    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. Discuss Issues Relating to Value of Real Property Owned and Operated by Port 
         1. Master Plan Priorities 
         2. Update on Pier 10
             

    Section 551.087 - Economic Development Negotiation

    a. Discuss and 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 
           
F.

RECONVENE WORKSHOP MEETING

G.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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.

4:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
NOTE:

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


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 THIS OFFICE, 123 ROSENBERG AVENUE, 8TH FLOOR, GALVESTON, TEXAS 77550 (409-766-6105) TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION.