Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
WORKSHOP
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:30 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

B.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BY TRUSTEE

C.

GENERAL BUSINESS

C.1.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Presentation by Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.

C.2.

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.)
C.3.

PORT DIRECTORS 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 NOVEMBER 19, 2019 REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

D.1.

Update on FEMA Projects - Trustee Maxwell

D.2.

Discuss and Consider Proposed Agenda Preparation Policy - Trustee Maxwell

D.3.

Discuss A Memorandum Of Understanding Between The Galveston Wharves Board And The City Related To Payments To The City Associated With Increased Cruise Passenger Usage In The Future - Trustee Brown

D.4.

Discuss Status of Cruise Terminal No. 2 Parking Plans - Trustee O'Rourke

D.5.

Consider Approval of Revisions to Policies Regulating Performance of Duties-Board of Trustees and Port Director of the Galveston Wharves ("Board Management Policy") - Trustee O'Rourke

D.6.

Discuss Amendment No. Six to the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Relating to A One-Time Cost of Living Adjustment Effective January 1, 2020 - Laura

D.7.

Discuss Funding Policy as Required by Texas Pension Review Board - Laura

D.8.

Discuss and Consider Preliminary Plan to Relocate Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WWO) to West End of the Port and Approve Initial Expenditures on Engineering and Infrastructure Improvements Necessary for the WWO Relocation

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  

Section 551.074 - Personnel 

a. Deliberate the Appointment, Employment, 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

   - Proposed Land Lease with Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.  
   - West- End Slip Fill 
   - WWO Relocation 

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 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 WORKSHOP 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 WORKSHOP 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, November 15, 2019


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO
NOTE:

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


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