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Sept. 23, 2016

Included in this CMU:

 

  • City Council Updates
  • Financial Reporting Achievement Award
  • Five Corners project update
  • Marina Bay Project update
  • Texas Gathering and 22nd Annual Oak Tree Festival
  • Family Fun Day for Persons with Special Needs
  • Southwest International In-Water Boat Show
  • Water and Wastewater rates
  • Leak Detection Program
  • Volunteer for boards, commissions and committees
  • Rain barrel sale
  • Solid waste service report
  • Parks Public Survey

City Council Updates: City Council held a Special Meeting during the week of Sept. 19, 2016.  Highlights include:  

A special meeting was held for a public hearing on the proposed tax rate. The next meeting on the tax rate is set for Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers.

City Council will meet for a work session on Sept.  26, 6 p.m. in the Civic Center; a Council meeting is also scheduled for Sept. 27, 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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.

Financial Reporting Achievement Award: The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that City of League City, Texas qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. 

Five Corners project update: Transportation has been a major topic of discussion for some time, particularly, the area known as Five Corners where FM 518, FM 270 and FM 2094 intersect. The project is in its initial stages with recent demolition of Mattress Firm, relocation of utilities, and removal of the billboard.  Learn more about the Five Corners project and view the design at:  http://tx-leaguecity4.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=1208

Marina Bay Project update: City Council awarded a construction contract to Layne Inliner, LLC, for the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project on June 28, 2016. This project is part of the multi-year systematic rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system intended to reduce inflow/infiltration, blockages and other failures in the sewer system as indicated in the City’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative (SSOI) agreement with the TCEQ.

The 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project will target two major sanitary sewer trunk systems identified by the 2014 Sanitary Sewer Condition Survey to be in a deteriorated condition. The facilities include: 1) a 24-inch ductile iron sanitary sewer trunk main along Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094), from South Shore Blvd. to East Main Lift Station, and 2) a 42-inch thru 48-inch ductile iron sanitary sewer trunk main along Coryell Street, from FM 270 to the Dallas Salmon Wastewater Treatment Plant. The method of rehabilitation for these large diameter sanitary sewer trunk mains will involve the installation of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. The schedule anticipates completion of the sewer line along FM 2094, by mid-November.


Texas Gathering and 22nd Annual Oak Tree Festival: The Texas Gathering and 22nd Annual Oak Tree Festival will be held Sept. 30 to Oct.  2 at the Butler Longhorn Museum. The weekend starts off Friday night with a family friendly outdoor movie in the Rose Garden stage area from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

The event will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. Saturday events include art shows and sales, a Chili Cook-off (fees apply to enter) and pie contest (free), arts and crafts display,  live music all day, a Kids Zone, a silent auction, and vendors. The highlight event for the day features the fantastic and the very realistic Cowboy Shootout performed by the Eldorado Historical Gunfighters. These reenactments will take place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. The festival concludes on Sunday with the 2nd Annual Texas Gathering Car and Bike Show which starts at 11 a.m. with awards ceremony at 3 p.m.  The day will also include the continuation of the art exhibits and sales, vendors, live music and the Kids Zone. Please contact the museum directly at (281) 332-1393 for more information on the event, Vendor Booths, Car or Bike registration or the Chili and Pie Baking contests.  More information about the event can be found at www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com.

Family Fun Day for Persons with Special Needs: The Parks Recreation department will host Family Fun Day Sat., Sept. 24, for persons with special needs. The event will be held at Hometown Heroes Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal of the event is to meet with individuals and families with special needs and discuss future programming ideas. Activities that day will include Bingo, Dancing, Wheelchair sports, Tennis, arts and crafts and camp games. Hot dogs and drinks will be served. For more information, contact Katrina Beecher at  

Southwest International In-Water Boat Show: The South West International Boat Show will be held Sept. 23 to 25 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. The show is the largest in-water Boat Show in the Southwest – and THE premier Sail and Power Show for new and pre-owned vessels. This event on Clear Lake features both freshwater and saltwater boats ready for boarding and viewing – with Pre-Season Season Specials and Dealer Incentive Programs available on many models and prices to suit all budgets. A great family-friendly day out or a weekend getaway!

Leak Detection Program:  Do you want to be notified when there is a water leak at your home?  The City has a new program that will notify you via email of the possibility of a water leak.  By registering for this service, you will receive notifications of a possible leak on your water meter from the City after 24 hours of continuous water usage.  Often, the most common cause of an increased water bill is due to leaks customers are unaware of and the Leak Detection Program is set-up to notify you of a potential leak and advise you to check your toilets, water faucets and irrigation/sprinkler systems for possible leaks. 

Interested in receiving the notifications?  All you have to do is register at www.leaguecity.com/leakdetection.  

Volunteer for boards, commissions and committees: The City of League City is currently seeking volunteers for positions on city boards, commissions and committees.  Residents interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply through the online application form at www.leaguecity.com/forms.aspx?FID=102.  Applications are also available from the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 300 West Walker.  Applications must be submitted no later than October 31.

Information regarding a list of openings, description of the boards and commissions, and eligibility requirements can be found on the City’s webpage at www.leaguecity.com/Index.aspx?NID=4  

Contact the City Secretary’s Office at (281) 554-1030 for more information.

Rain barrel sale: The City of League City will host a rain barrel sale in an effort to promote the City’s Rainwater Harvesting efforts and promote the conservation of water resources.

Through the Rain Barrel Program, residents of League City may purchase ‘Ivy’ rain barrels at a discounted price of $65 until Oct. 16, 2016 at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/leaguecity

Rain barrels help conserve water resources by harvesting rainwater for use in gardens, lawns and washing cars.  The use of barrels also helps protect the City’s water quality by capturing rainwater from household downspouts and preventing the water from carrying potential contaminants into the City’s storm drains.

The 50-gallon rain barrels are available for purchase through the program’s website.  The ordered rain barrels will be available for pick-up on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at League City Public Works, 1535 Dickinson Ave., League City, TX. A receipt for proof of purchase will be required.  

Solid waste service report: The City Council and Republic Waste Services amended the solid waste agreement by including a penalty for missed residential solid waste services on Dec.3, 2014. The solid waste service report generated by Republic Waste Services and the City Staff is available at: July: http://leaguecity.com/DocumentCenter/View/14329.   

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.

  Full City Manager's Update with attachments available here.