Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
Special Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Port of Galveston 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
Galveston, TX 77553


NOTICE OF MEETING BY VIDEOCONFERENCE
In accordance with order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves will conduct the meeting scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on March 31, 2020 at Port of Galveston, 123 Rosenberg, Galveston, Texas 77550, by videoconference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  [There will be no public access to the location described above.]  


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

Trustee Todd P. Sullivan
Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney


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.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

The public will be permitted to submit public comments electronically as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting. An electronic public comment form for submission of public comments to the Board of Trustees can be accessed online at https://www.portofgalveston.com/FormCenter/Public-Comment-Form-2/Public-Comment-Form-36


C.2.

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. Legal Issues Related to Terminated Employee 

    Section 551.072 - Real Estate 

    a. Discuss Issues Relating to Value of Real Property Owned and Operated by Port 
    a.1. WWO Relocation 
    a.2. Ground Lease / Cruise Terminal 3
           
    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 
E.

RECONVENE SPECIAL MEETING

F.

BUSINESS ITEMS

F.1.

Discuss and Consider Approval of First Amendment of Ground Lease with Galveston Cruise Terminal, LLC.

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. Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Please Note

At this time, there will be no public access to the Port of Galveston offices due to COVID-19. The Galveston Wharves Board meeting will be live stream through the Port of Galveston Website. 

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.