Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:30 a.m.
Port of Galveston 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
Galveston, TX 77553


NOTICE OF MEETING 
One or more member of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves may attend the Regular Monthly Meeting  scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on August 25, 2020 at the Port of Galveston, 123 Rosenberg, Galveston Texas 77550, by video-conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face  meeting (also called "social distancing") to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There will be no public access to the location described above.  The Galveston Wharves Board meeting will be live stream through the Port of Galveston Website. 



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.

Invocation

A.4.

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. Comments can be submitted to: HTTPS://WWW.PORTOFGALVESTON.COM/FORMCENTER/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-2/PUBLIC-COMMENT-FORM-36
C.2.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Documents:
  1. Minutes.pdf
C.3.

PORT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Documents:
  1. PDR.pdf
D.

BUSINESS ITEMS

D.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.)
D.2.

Discuss and Consider giving individual trustees the option of directing the port director to donate their trustee compensation to the Seafarers‘ Center - Vice Chairman Beeton

Documents:
  1. D2.pdf
D.3.

Discuss and consider allowing existing trees to remain on port property on Pelican Island, directing port director to create a few natural rainwater retention troughs there to benefit native and migrating birds, and directing port director to consult with the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and the port attorney and report back to the trustees about the feasibility and potential liability issues of allowing annual birding tours there during FeatherFest - Vice Chairman Beeton

Documents:
  1. D3.pdf
D.4.

Discuss and consider vacant land on Pelican Island owned by the Port Of Galveston - Trustee O'Rourke

Documents:
  1. D4.pdf
D.5.

Discuss and Consider P Card Use by the Port - Trustee Brown

Documents:
  1. D5.pdf
D.6.

Discuss and consider Port Of Galveston contributing to Pelican Island bridge not to exceed 2 million - Trustee O'Rourke

Documents:
  1. D6.pdf
D.7.

Consider and Approve Continuation of Local Disaster Related to COVID-19, Beginning August 25, 2020 - Laura Camcioglu

Documents:
  1. D7.pdf
E.

RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

E.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 Council 
    b. Receive Legal Advice Concerning Employee Investigation

    Section 551.072 - Real Estate 

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

         1. Del-Monte 
     
         
    Section 551.087 - Economic Development Negotiation

    a. Discuss and Deliberate 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.

RECONVENE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

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

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, August 21, 2020. 


_________________________________________________
 Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

PLEASE NOTE:
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.


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).