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Jan. 13, 2017

City Manager's Update for Jan. 13, 2017 includes:

  • City Council updates
  • City impacts due to holiday closures
  • Update on Sidewalk Reinvestment Program
  • CIP status report
  • City staff updates
  • Jersey barriers beautification project  
  • Commercial projects update
  • TNMP Tree Work on E Walker St and Reynolds Ave
  • Current League City Job Postings
  • Answer the call with League City Police Department
  • Christmas tree disposal options  
  • League City happenings
  • Parks Public Survey

City Council updates.  
City Council met for a work session and council meeting during the week of Jan. 9.

Work session discussion items included: Westover Parks request for dedicated land to be added to Park’s Master Plan; container regulations; and presentations on the follow-up CIP Project Delivery Audit and the Cash Processing and Handling Audit.

City Council approved appointments to the following boards and commissions:  Finance Committee, Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, 4B Industrial Development Corporation, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

A contract with Vaca Underground Utilities Inc. for water line improvements; contract with Precise Services, Inc. for intersection improvement at SH 96 and South Shore Boulevard; approval of a real property interests exchange agreement with MB Harbour, LTD., and a resolution to require placement of public comment on the agendas of all boards and commissions were approved by City Council by an 8-0-0 vote.

City Council also approved two budget amendments on first and final reading with an 8-0-0 vote.  The first amendment was routine maintenance to adjust and close out the 2016 fiscal year budget. The second amendment was to add $760,000 to fiscal year 2017 provided by increased property tax revenue due to certified tax values exceeding those estimated during the budget process.  This will increase the project budget for annual stormwater improvements and fund the final payment to the developer of South Shore MUD #2.

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.

City impacts due to holiday closures. The City of League City will close Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Closures include City Hall, the Police Department’s records division, Hometown Heroes Park facility, and the Civic Center.

All public safety, emergency services and city parks will remain open. 

Residential and commercial trash routes will run at their regularly scheduled times.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will provide extended hours of operation on Jan. 13 until 5 p.m.  Code compliance patrols will also be conducted along the city’s major commercial corridors by Neighborhood Services throughout the holiday.

City offices will resume normal operations on Jan. 17.

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.

CIP status report.
The CIP Status Report for the month of October is available for viewing on the City’s website at: http://leaguecity.com/DocumentCenter/View/14681.     

City staff updates.  Our new City Engineer, Shashi Kris Kumar, began working on Jan. 9.  He will be responsible for the administration and operations of the city’s Engineering Department to include the annual capital improvement program, traffic engineering and development services, project management, and land development related activities.  Shashi served the City of Sugar Land for approximately 13 years prior to being selected for this position in a variety of roles to include Senior Engineer, Drainage Engineer and Program Manager.  More information on Shashi’s background is available at http://ow.ly/uvby307Vapl.

The Planning and Development Department has a new addition to the team.  Robert ‘Bob’ Kinsey was selected to serve as the new Chief Building Official beginning Jan. 9.   He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the building department, ensuring compliance with the city’s adopted building codes and investigating and mediating code compliance issues with developers, contractors and the general public.  Robert served as the Building Official and Floodplain Administrator for the City of New Braunfels for nearly 11 years prior to being selected for this position.  More information on Robert’s background is available at

Susie Blake has been promoted to Wastewater Superintendent.  She will be responsible for the operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance of the city’s wastewater treatment operations, plants, and all related activities.  Susie has served the city since May 2003 when she was hired as a pretreatment coordinator lab supervisor.  She’s excited for the challenge and looking forward to learning more about how the city operates.  Susie also holds a Masters of Environmental Sciences with a focus in chemistry from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Jersey barriers beautification project.  A beautification project to paint two sets of Jersey Barriers, on Bay Area Blvd and another set on FM 518 at Landing with the city logo began in early December. 

The contractor painted the barriers tan and the city logo was added to the ends; barriers were painted to mirror the appearance of the new water tower which also covers the blue lines on the outside of the bridges. Before and after photos are available at https://goo.gl/photos/Hd7p1BhEESvi25wr8.

Commercial projects update. An update on the commercial projects happening around the City is available at: www.leaguecity.com/DocumentCenter/View/14662 (Commercial Worksheet), www.leaguecity.com/DocumentCenter/View/14663 (COLC Commercial Map).

TNMP Tree Work on E Walker St and Reynolds Ave: Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP) will be significantly trimming trees along East Walker Street from Park Avenue to Reynolds Avenue and along Reynolds Avenue from East Walker Street to East Main Street throughout the next two weeks.  The trimming is routine maintenance and allows TNMP to upgrade and replace the power lines along the route.  The work schedule for tree trimming will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and all debris will be removed by TNMP.

TNMP will begin replacing the existing power lines with larger conductors in mid-January 2017 with completion in March 2017.  The scope of this project (TNMP Phase 1A) includes rerouting a primary power distribution line from Park Avenue to along East Walker Street and Reynolds Avenue.  The removal and relocation of overhead power lines on Park Avenue from East Main Street to East Walker Street is part of the Downtown Revitalization Project (ED1503).

Contact (281) 554-1451 or email for more information.

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, assistant director of finance, camp counselor (seasonal), code compliance officer, deputy fire marshal, detention officer, lifeguard (seasonal), planner, pool manager (seasonal), recreation aide (seasonal), and senior utility maintenance worker. Apply today at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/leaguecity.

Answer the call with League City Police Department: Registration for the Jan. 28, 2017 League City Police Officer Civil Service Test is now open. Register at www.leaguecity.com/index.aspx?NID=626.

Christmas tree disposal options:  Dumpster containers will be placed throughout the city for tree disposal from Dec. 22 to Jan. 13, 2017.  Locations are as follows: 

  • Fire Station 2: 2120 Hobbs Rd.
  • Fire Station 3: 3575 FM 518 East
  • Fire Station 4: 175 Bay Area Blvd.
  • Fire Station 5: 2898 Bay Creek Dr.

The city encourages residents to dispose of trees at one of the predesignated locations.  Trees dropped off will then be mulched and repurposed on city trails.

Republic Waste Services will also offer curbside collection for Christmas trees on the second collection day of each week beginning Dec. 29, 2016.  The collection will continue until the first week in February.  (Full article available at http://bit.ly/2hs6ipS.)

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. 13, 2017 is also available here.