During the January 11th City Council meeting, the following items were voted on:
- Council voted unanimously to approve the terms and conditions of an agreement between Dickinson and Galveston County, authorizing them to conduct the May 2022 elections. On this ballot will be three Council positions #2,4, and 6.
- City Council unanimously passed the consent agenda, which included the following an interlocal agreement between the City of Missouri City and the City of Dickinson to share the pricing extended to the City of Missouri City for ditch cleaning and excavation services with Texas Drainage, Inc. This contract will allow the City to dig out five miles of ditch in the City, a $200,000 project being paid for by the Management District.
- City Council unanimously voted to approve submission of a grant application for the Crime Victim Assistance Program to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, agreeing to provide matching funds for the project with the caveat that the language be changed to allow the City Manager to be able to act on behalf of the City for signatory purposes.
- City Council voted to fill position #4 for the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation. Rachel McMurray was appointed to the board.
- City Council took the second of three required votes to approve a zoning change at the VFW to allow them to change from conventional residential to general commercial.
- City Council went into executive session to deliberate the employment of City Manager Theo Melancon. City Council voted in a 5-2 vote to permit Mr. Melancon to return to work effective immediately and stated they will continue to monitor developments with the Galveston County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's office. Councilman Decker and Councilman Shrader opposed.
- Also of note, Festival of Lights reported that this year they had 45,906 people walk through the park with 5 nights over 3,000. They also had 12,275 people that rode the shuttle buses. They commended Public Works for their help in tearing things down. They are looking for volunteers to come out to the park this weekend to help finish packing up for next year. If you're interested in helping, you can just come to Paul Hopkins Park on Saturday!