Notice of Meeting
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GALVESTON WHARVES
Special Meeting 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 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

A.

CALL TO ORDER

A.1.

Roll Call

A.2.

Declaration of Quorum

A.3.

Declaration of Conflicts of Interest By Trustee

A.4.

Pledge of Allegiance

B.

RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

B.1.

ANNOUNCE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS 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 

    - Ground Lease Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Cruise Terminal, L.L.C. 
     
         
    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 
           
B.1.a.

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

C.

RECONVENE SPECIAL MEETING

D.

GENERAL BUSINESS

D.1.

Discuss and Consider Memorandum of Understanding between the Galveston Wharves Board and the City Related to Payments to the City Associated with Increased Cruise

D.2.

Consider and Approve Ground Lease Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, and Galveston Cruise Terminal, L.L.C.

E.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

F.

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.







3:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019


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Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO

Please Note
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.

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

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