Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves 
SPECIAL
 MEETING 
 Wednes
day, November 30, 2022 9:00 a.m. 
 
Port of Galveston
 
123 Rosenberg Avenue, 8th Floor
 
Galveston, TX 77550

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman Harry D. Maxwell, Jr.

Vice Chairman Victor Pierson

Trustee/Mayor Craig Brown

Trustee Willy Gonzalez

Trustee Sheila S. Lidstone 

Trustee Jeff Patterson

  Trustee James D. Yarbrough

Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Anthony P. Brown, Port Attorney


NOTICE OF MEETING

The Special Meeting is open to the public. 


Members of the public may participate in the meeting in the following ways:

1. Watch the meeting at the following online at: 

    https://www.portofgalveston.com/68/watch-meetings-online

2. Submit public comment in advance of the meeting. Comments can be submitted to:

    https://www.portofgalveston.com/formcenter/public-comment-form-2/public-comment-form-36

3. Attend the meeting in person at the above address. 



A.

CALL TO ORDER

A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Declaration of Quorum

A.3.

Pledge of Allegiance

A.4.

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest by a Trustee

B.

GENERAL BUSINESS

B.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.

BUSINESS ITEMS

C.1.

Discuss and Consider Master Plan and Capital Improvement Budget

Documents:
  1. C1.pdf
C.2.

Discuss and Consider Legislative Agenda

Documents:
  1. C2.pdf
C.3.

Discuss and Consider Approval of First Amendment to Operating Agreement between Magical Cruise Company, Limited, Doing Business as Disney Cruise Line, and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves

Documents:
  1. C3.pdf
D.

RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

D.1.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

Section 551.071 - Consultation with Attorney

a.    Operating Agreements, and proposed MOU with Cruise Lines

b.    Ground Lease with Galveston Cruise Terminals, LLC (Cruise Terminal No. 10)

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.   Deliberate the Purchase, Exhange, Lease or Value of Property on Galveston and Pelican Island 

Section 551.087 – Economic Development Negotiation  

a.    Discuss or 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

E.1.

Discuss and Consider Action, If Any, On Specific Matters Discussed in Executive Session Which Were Listed on the Agenda in Sufficient Detail to Provide Notice to the Public as Required by the Texas Open Meetings Act

F.

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


G.

SET DATE OF NEXT BOARD MEETING, TIME AND LOCATION

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.

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 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO