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Jan. 20, 2017

 

City Manager's Update for Jan. 20, 2017 includes:

  • City Council updates
  • Citizens University kicks off
  • Calder Road update
  • City staff update
  • Update on Sidewalk Reinvestment Program
  • Current League City Job Postings
  • League City happenings
  • Parks Public Survey

City Council updates: City Council will meet for a work session on Jan. 23, 6 p.m., in the Civic Center and a Council meeting on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., in Council Chambers.

Items up for discussion during the work session include: the downtown revitalization project and a dog park.

Council will also consider and discuss the following items during the next Council meeting:  application for a continuation grant from the Office of the Governor of Texas, Criminal Justice Division for the League City Police Department Crime Victim Assistance Program; authorizing the Office of Emergency Management to apply for the annual Emergency Management Performance Grant; adopting an official population estimate of 102,635; contract with DWC Management, LLC - David Wright Construction Co., Ltd. for the emergency repair of a 30-inch storm sewer pipe outfall on Harbourside Way in an amount of exceed $70,518; amending a Local Preference Policy to increase the policy’s applicability to local vendors; second reading to require placement of public comment on the agendas of all boards and commissions and a contract with the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

City Council agendas and supporting documents are available for viewing. Citizens may also view the meeting at http://leaguecitytx.swagit.com/city-council/ or on Comcast Ch. 16.

Citizens University kicks off: The third year of Citizens University started this week with a welcome from the Mayor and the interim City Manager; and an overview of the planning department. Citizens University is a 12-week course designed to inform and educate the residents of League City. Each session will include an interactive presentation from city staff on city services, issues, and an understanding of how citizens play a crucial role in leading League City into the future.

Calder Road update: S.J. Lewis has completed its portion of work on Calder Rd. Texas Sterling will now continue the portion of the project to relocate utilities.

City staff updatesBryan Roller joined the League City team as the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau Administrator on Jan. 17.   He will be responsible for strengthening and expanding tourism efforts through the development and implementation of programs that establish League City as a desirable destination for meetings, arts, cultural, and sporting events.  He is also charged with building collaborative partnerships throughout the region to enhance the city’s marketing efforts and activities.    Bryan served as a Client Development Executive for Exhibitor Sales for Freeman Decorating prior to be selected for this position.  More information on Bryan’s background is available at http://ow.ly/AqPf3086rHX.

Kenneth Farrow, the city’s Public Works Manager for streets and storm water, is retiring after 37 years of service to the city.  He started working a day after his 18th birthday and has tirelessly served the community as a laborer, equipment operator, streets, and drainage superintendent since then.  He also volunteered as a fireman at 16-years-old and worked his way up to Captain throughout the 10 years he volunteered.  We wish him well on his next chapter and thank him for serving our community. 

Update on Sidewalk Reinvestment Program:  Sidewalks repairs throughout the city have been occurring since Council approved funding for the reinvestment program.  Since October, more than 3,613 linear feet of sidewalks have been repaired at a cost of $69,297.  Repairs in South Shore Village 1 are complete and anticipate repairs in the Harbor Park area to be complete by Jan. 31, 2017.  The contractor will also start working on sidewalks in the Countryside North, Countryside South, Ellis Landing and The Landing subdivisions by mid-February.

Staff is currently inventorying additional areas throughout the city and will address repairs in these areas by the end of the fiscal year.

Current League City Job Postings: Interested in working for League City? The City currently has openings for an accounting technician, assistant camp director (seasonal), assistant city librarian/public services, camp counselor (seasonal), deputy fire marshal, detention officer, lifeguard (seasonal), maintenance worker, pool manager (seasonal), recreation aide (seasonal), and senior utility maintenance worker. Apply today at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/leaguecity.

League City happenings: Find out what is happening in League City by checking out the city calendars at www.leaguecity.com/calendar.aspx and www.visitleaguecity.com/calendar.aspx.

Parks Public Survey: The City of League City is seeking public input on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan.

League City has seen tremendous growth since the plans were last updated.  The current Parks and Open Space Master Plan was completed in 2005, and the Trails Master Plan in 2010.  Each plan was developed and implemented to reflect the communities' needs, opinions and trends along with the standards for provisions of parks at the time.  City officials plan to update and combine both the Parks and Open Space Master Plan and Trails Master Plan into one.  The plan will then reflect a detailed approach and vision for the City’s parks and trail systems.

Citizens interested in providing input can participate via the public survey at www.research.net/r/LCParks2016.

The City Manager's Update for Jan. 20, 2017 is also available here.