Mayor Patrick McNulty thanked staff for their hard work during Spring Break. “I think we had a good Texas Week, and I’m grateful for all the hard work everybody put in.”
Assistant Public Works Director Jon Wilson presented an update for the Council on the Bike & Walking Lane Safety Improvements. According to Jon Wilson, installing new reflectors on Gulf Blvd is in process, and the department will work in phases of 6-8 blocks at a time. The estimated time for the project will be about three and a half months.
Consent Agenda: Total spent = $96,570
Approve a budget amendment up to $3,000 from General Fund Excess Reserves Fund to increase the planning department overtime (line item 01-514–0060).
Approve acceptance of the Texas Department of Transportation Project grant agreement amendment #2 to transfer residual funds $93,570 from project administration to construct bus shelters and 222,500-6200 from operating to construction build bus shelters and authorize the City Manager or CFO to enter grant agreement.
Why it matters: The Transit Department requested amendment #2 to complete the bus shelter project and explore the feasibility of a multi-use facility. The facility may serve as vehicle storage for the WAVE buses, public parking garage, and a mixed-use retail office.
Motion to approve consent agenda passed.
What happened: A motion to approve the annual comprehensive financial report for FY 2020-21.
Why it matters: According to Matthew Montemayor, CRI (Carr, Riggs, and Ingram) representative, the City received an unmodified opinion from the CPA firm. “Some may consider that a clean-cut opinion and something as a council in charge of government would be expecting or wanting to receive.”