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Posted on: April 3, 2019

April 2 City Council Recap

SVFD ITC Fires Assistance Presentation

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City Council received the following presentations during last night's meeting:

Recognition of SVFD's Assistance with ITC Deer Park Fires
Mayor Kolupski and Council Member Laura Davis recognized and honored several members of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts and work to assist with containing the ITC fires in Deer Park from spreading and assisting to extinguish the fires.

SVFD members given Certificates of Appreciation from the city included Allen Williams, Edward Hart, Brennan Malone, Fire Chief Andrew Gutacker, Courtney Spretz, Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Castiglione, Theo Presswood, Ray Cook, Marshall Foote, Tanner Maughan, Mike Pokorney, and Nathan Douglas.  


City Council received public comment on the following items:

Minimum Front Setback for Old Seabrook District 
The City Council opened a public hearing to listen to audience members who wished to speak for or against a request to amend the City Code of Ordinances to create a minimum front yard setback of 20 feet in the (OS) Old Seabrook District.  One speaker came forward in opposition of the 20 foot setback because of the size of the lots in the district, stating a 20 foot setback would block the views of the water from residential back porches.  The speaker suggested a compromise of a 10 foot setback. 


The following ordinances were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Ordinance 2019-10, “Adoption of an Updated Seabrook Official Zoning Map” 
Council unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance 2019-10, which adopts an updated Official Zoning Map.  The updated map incorporates all zoning changes that have been approved since 2006.

Ordinance 2019-12, "Establishment of a 20' (Twenty Foot) Front Yard Setback within the (OS) Old Seabrook Zoning District" 
By a 4 to 1 vote, with Council Member Ed Klein in opposition, Council approved the first reading of proposed Ordinance 2019-12 which would create the requirement of a 20 foot front yard setback in the (OS) Old Seabrook Zoning District. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended the 20 foot setback to Council after reviewing other R-1 zoning districts in the City and looking at safety issues in the Old Seabrook District with structures that are built next to the property lines. 


The following resolutions were reviewed and City Council took action as follows:

Resolution 2019-06, "EDC Project Designation for KIWO, Inc."
Council unanimously approved the second of two readings of Resolution 2019-06 which approves an Economic Development Agreement between the Seabrook EDC and KIWO, Inc. for incentives for retention of the business and site improvements to the facility due to TXDOT condemnation as a result of the SH 146 Expansion Project.    


The following city grants, agreements and/or contracts were reviewed and/or discussed by City Council:

Discussion of Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps Contract
Council discussed various items related to the current emergency medical services being provided under the agreement between the City of Seabrook and the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps (CLEMC) and items in relation to a fully funded department.


Permit for Pipeline Relocation 
City Council unanimously approved a permit request submitted by Dow Seadrift Pipeline Corporation to relocate approximately 4.36 miles of 10" propane and 6" ethylene pipeline due to the SH 146 Expansion Project. The pipelines will cross the Clear Creek Channel and the following roads within the City of Seabrook: Shipyard Drive, Anders Street, 3rd Street, 2nd Street (Main Street), West Repsdorph Road, Humble Drive, and Red Bluff. The proposed construction is scheduled to begin on or around March 1, 2020 and is estimated to be complete by May 2020.  

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