Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
Special Meeting 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:30 a.m.
Port of Galveston
8th Floor Shearn Moody Plaza
123 Rosenberg Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550

Alternate location for the meeting if Shearn Moody Plaza is closed; Offices of McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. | 802 Rosenberg/ P.O. Box 629 | Galveston, TX 77553


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

SPECIAL MEETING

A.

CALL TO ORDER

B.

Declaration of Quorum

C.

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest By Trustee

D.

Pledge of Allegiance

E.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

    Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney

    a. Receive legal advice regarding cruise line operating agreements, other operating agreements and leases, regarding issues relating to COVID-1
           
    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 
    ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION 
F.

BUSINESS ITEMS

F.1.

1. Update from Port Director and discussion regarding effects and impact of COVID-19 on Port Operations

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.

5:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO


Please Note


Members of the public attending the Board Meeting may park at no cost in the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage.  The garage is located across the street from the Port offices.

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.