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Posted on: May 18, 2021

May 11 Meeting Recap

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PRESENTATIONS

Hurricane Preparedness Week, Economic Development Week, and National Police Week
Mayor Kolupski read a proclamation to recognize May 9-15, 2021 as Hurricane Preparedness Week, Economic Development Week, and National Police Week in the City of Seabrook and thanked all of the City staff who work tirelessly to keep the community safe and to foster economic growth and stability.  
 
National Emergency Services Week and Public Works Week
Mayor Kolupski read a proclamation to recognize May 16-22, 2021 as National Emergency Services Week and Public Works Week in the City of Seabrook and thanked all of the City staff who use their training, skills, and knowledge to keep services to citizens running smoothly, no matter the circumstances or measure of difficulty.  
 
Appreciation for assistance with the May 1, 2021 General Election
Robin Lenio, City Secretary, and Mayor Kolupsk recognized City staff members Amanda Carlisle, Donna Cunningham, Cristina Duran, Yesenia Garza, Stephanie Guerrero, Pat Patel, and Kathryn Shannahan for volunteering to work during Early Voting and gave a special thanks to Deputy City Secretary, Alun Thomas, for working so hard and so diligently during the May 1, 2021 General Election.   
 
Outgoing Councilmembers Laura Davis and Natalie Picha 
Mayor Kolupski, City Manager, Gayle Cook, and members of City Council thanked Ms. Davis and Ms. Picha for their hard work, loyalty, innovations, opinions, and contributions to the City Council, to the City of Seabrook, and to the community during their tenures not only on the City Council, but also on various boards and commissions.  The City Council further honored Councilmembers Davis and Picha with a plaque to commemorate their time on City Council and a gift of appreciation.


ELECTION

Resolution 2021-08 - Canvass of the City of Seabrook General Election held on May 1, 2021   
By unanimous vote, the City Council approved Resolution 2021-08 to canvass the returns of the May 1, 2021 General Election and to declare as elected Thomas G. Kolupski (Mayor); Robert Hefner (At Large Position 2); Michael Giangrosso (At Large Position 4) and Joe Machol (At Large Position 6).
 
Oaths of Office
Presiding Municipal Court Judge, Dick H. Gregg, III, administered the oaths of office to newly elected councilmembers Kolupski, Hefner, Giangrosso, and Machol.  Immediately following the oaths of office, the City Council adjourn the meeting for a brief reception to honor the outgoing and welcome the incoming Council Members.

OTHER ITEMS

Presiding Municipal Court Judge
The City Council unanimously approved the reappointment of Dick H. Gregg, III, as the Presiding Judge of the Seabrook Municipal Court of Record, for a four-year term to expire on June 7, 2025.
 
2021 Celebration Seabrook
By unanimous vote, the City Council approved for the city to host and to provide sponsorship funds for the 2021 Celebration Seabrook event to be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The festival will be held at Meador Park between 11 am till 7:30 pm on October 9 and will include live music, performance art, food trucks and several free kid activities. Admission is $5 for adults and teens and kids 10 and under are free. Council agreed to sponsor the event in an amount not to exceed $55,000 from the city's Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund.


UPDATES

City Manager Update
Gayle Cook, City Manager, gave the attached updates on the SH 146 Expansion Project, City of Seabrook CIP Projects, City of Seabrook Grant Administration, and COVID related issues:   

FUTURE MEETING DATES AND AGENDA ITEMS

The next regular City Council meeting will be held in person on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:00 pm.

The public may continue to attend virtually if they so wish. Virtual meeting information will be posted to the meeting agenda in advance. All meeting agendas will be posted to www.seabrooktx.gov/agendacenter at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.


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