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Feb. 24, 2017


City Manager's Update for Feb. 24, 2017 includes:

  • City Council updates
  • State of the City
  • 2017 Great Texas Warrant Round Up begins Feb. 25
  • Intersection closure at Wisconsin Avenue and Coryell Street
  • Public meetings held this past week
  • Staff updates
  • TxDOT update
  • Fishing Extravaganza
  • What You Need to Know About Beach Water Bacteria
  • CMU changes
  • Current League City Job Postings
  • Ghirardi Oak Update
  • League City News First
  • League City happenings
  • Parks Public Survey

City Council updates: City Council will meet for a work session on Feb. 27, 6 p.m., and a Council meeting on Feb. 28, 6 p.m., in Council Chambers.

Items up for discussion during the work session include: City’s development regulations including but not limited to, group homes/assisted living facilities, signs, shipping containers, and administrative approval authority; the Butler Longhorn Museum contract; and five corners realignment project.

Council will also consider and discuss the following items during their next Council meeting:  League City Police Department’s Annual Racial Profiling Report; Annual Audit Report; increase to the pension fund for the League City Volunteer Fire Department; the Nature Center Wetland Enhancement Project; 2017 Sanitary Sewer Rehabitation Project; 2017 Water Line Improvement Project; replacement of two vehicles deemed total losses; supplemental services for Five Corners Realignment Project; second reading of the special use permit for John Eagle Honda of Clear Lake; second reading to reduce speed along I-45 and feeder roads during construction; subcommittee to create a new governance policy and rules of procedure; inclusion of a public comment section for all work sessions; guidelines for members of Council to participate remotely in meetings of the Council by means of a videoconference call; and a resolution to restrict members of Council from engaging in electronic communications during any meeting of the Council.

Again, city council work session is now held in council chambers.

City Council will also be participating in a retreat on Feb. 25 to focus on team building, developing good governance, understanding each other’s role within city government, and goal setting.

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.

State of the City: The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City luncheon on March 10, at South Shore Harbour Resort from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager, John Baumgartner will be the guest speakers for the event.  Ticket prices are $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. RSVP to

2017 Great Texas Warrant Round Up begins Feb. 25: The City of League City is teaming up with law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas to host the 2017 Great Texas Warrant Round Up beginning Feb. 25, 2017.  

Individuals may make payments online at
https://www.municipalrecordsearch.com/leaguecitytx/Cases. Contact the Municipal Court (281) 554-1060 for additional information.   

More on the Great Texas Warrant Round Up is available at: www.leaguecity.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1840 

Intersection closure at Wisconsin Avenue and Coryell Street:  The intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Coryell Street is closed until Friday, March 3, due to an emergency repair of a sanitary sewer trunk main that has deteriorated.  We ask for patience as our crews work to make this repair.  

Public meetings held this past week:  The city hosted a public meeting this past week to seek input from residents in the Ellis Landing and Newport subdivisions regarding a possible dog park at Newport Park.  The parks department thanks all residents for taking the time to come out and discuss how a dog park would impact their neighborhood.  We will post an update on the feedback received to the public website.  The information will also be incorporated into the parks master plan. 

A public meeting on the North Kansas Avenue Reconstruction Project also occurred this past week.  The community was invited to participate in the design process by providing feedback on the current plans.  This project will include pavement reconstruction, water and sanitary sewer line replacement within the right-of-way, drainage improvements, and construction of a trail on North Kansas Avenue from Fourth Street to Clear Creek.  

Staff updates: Briana Sapon was recently selected as the new Animal Control Officer. Briana began on Feb. 6. Under supervision of the Animal Control Supervisor and Animal Services Manager, the Animal Control Officer enforces animal control laws and ordinances for the City through investigation and the patrolling of the City of League City. She will also perform work in the League City Animal Shelter to include care and maintenance of animals and grounds while humanely following City policy and State of Texas laws. 

Kylie Box was recently selected as the new Buyer. Kylie began Feb. 6. Her primary responsibilities are to prepare bid and quote requests, tabulate results, and recommend awards for contract and non-contract buying in accordance with state statutes, purchasing policies, and procedures.  She will also review and resolve discrepancies in purchase orders and procurement cards; verify accuracy and validity of documentation. 

Nora Salinas was recently selected as the new Communications Specialist. Nora began Feb. 20 and works under the direction of the Director of Communications and serves as a key member of the City's communication team to promote City programs, activities and initiatives. The communication specialist assists with the planning, development and implementation of marketing and public information campaigns and programs for the City of League City and provides a comprehensive range of content for website, cable, and social media platforms. She will assist with the management and programming of the City's government access channel and graphic design and communication assistance for other departments. 

Irena Ramirez began work as a Paramedic on Feb. 6. Irena will provide immediate response to 911 calls and as the first healthcare provider at the scene of emergency situations, collaborate with firefighters and police in evaluating the situation. She will also attend emergencies from minor injuries to severe casualties arising from accidents, fires, natural disasters, criminal violence, and other incidents as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Patrick Ritnour began work as a Senior Utility Maintenance Worker on Feb. 6. Patrick will operate and maintain heavy equipment. He will receive work orders and delegate work assignments to other members of the work crew and assist in the supervision of Departmental personnel as required.

TxDOT update: TxDOT will close two inside lanes on I-45 northbound from FM-518 to SH 96/Calder/Brittany Bay in League City. The lanes will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday Feb. 26 to March 3.

Find additional information on major TxDOT road closures/construction at http://ow.ly/Y8jR307np18. 

Fishing Extravaganza: The Parks Recreation Department will host the annual Fishing Extravaganza Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Walker Pool. Over 600 pounds of catfish will be swimming in the pool as children and families of all ages will catch them. The event is divided into separate age groups. Session I is from 10 a.m. to noon and designated for children 7 and under. Session II is from noon to 2 p.m. and designated for youth ages 8 to 17. Session III (2 to 4 p.m.) and Session IV (4 to 6 p.m.) are open divisions and available for families and youth of all ages. Advanced registration is required, as spots are limited. Over 200 participants are expected to attend. Poles are available for rent, and bait and concessions are available for sale. Parks staff will also be on hand to filet fish for a small fee. For more information, please contact Ashley Creller at (281) 554-1195 or by email at

What You Need to Know About Beach Water Bacteria: As the weather warms and millions of Texans plan trips to the beach, the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) offers information about the often-misunderstood Vibrio vulnificus “flesh-eating” bacteria. 

Go to http://www.gchd.org/Home/Components/News/News/1410/65 for more about pre-existing conditions, precautions and the Texas Beach Watch.  

CMU changes: The City Manager’s Update will get a makeover next week. The Notify Me application will send out the link to the PDF version of the update. Also, the City’s webpage for the CMU will automatically open to the PDF document. Contact Bridget Kramer at (281) 554-1004 or with any questions.

Current League City Job Postings: Interested in working for League City? The City currently has openings for an accountant, assistant camp director (seasonal), camp counselor (seasonal), city engineer, detention officer, lab supervisor/pretreatment coordinator, lifeguard (seasonal), pool manager (seasonal), recreation aide (seasonal), senior parks maintenance worker, telecommunicator (part-time), and utility maintenance worker. Apply today at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/leaguecity

Ghirardi Oak Update: City Arborist Heather McKnight reports the following from her biweekly inspections to the tree with Parks Operations Superintendent Rusty Bolen: The tree is in full Spring pollination mode with budding and blooming evenly throughout the canopy.  ArborCare has already performed Spring fertilization and fungicide applications.  City staff spot treated ant mounds, made minor irrigation repairs, and backfilled areas of settling with mulch.

League City News First: Looking for current information on issues, events, activities, construction, and community stories?  Catch LC News First every week for the latest information at www.leaguecity.com on the Videos Tab or www.youtube.com/cityofleaguecitytx.    

League City happenings: Find out the latest in League City happenings by visiting: 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 Feb. 24, 2017 is also available here.