Galena Park starts rehab on Churchill Center

EVELYN CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTER in Galena Manor is now closed for remediation work.
EVELYN CHURCHILL COMMUNITY CENTER in Galena Manor is now closed for remediation work.

GALENA PARK – Mayor Esmeralda Moya called the meeting to order and the council approved the minutes of the previous meeting of July 5, 2017.

The Accounts Payable for July 18, 2017 on the agenda narrowly passed on a 3-2 vote. Commissioners Chersky, Ponder and Mayor Moya voted to approve with Silva and Broussard voting no.

Commissioners unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2017-05 – an ordinance establishing city food consumption business city permits and related application, renewal process and penalties.


Commissioners unanimously approved the bid from AAR Incorporated in the amount of $13,330.00 for the Phase 1 Evelyn Churchill Community Center for the partial mold remediation project.

Approved unanimously the lease agreement between the city of Galena Park and Bevenco for 5 fusion in car system cameras for a 4-year term in the amount of $6,325.00 per year.

The quarterly investment report ending June 30, 2017 was unanimously approved. Commissioner Eric Broussard was unanimously approved as Mayor Pro Tem for a 6-month period. Felipe Villarreal received unanimous approval as a reserve police officer. At the close of the meeting citizens are allowed three minutes to make comments or ask questions to the Mayor and Commissioners. Cheryl Ponder, a member of the Committee For A Better Galena Park, announced they entered into a lease agreement with the city to remodel the Galena Park Food Bank building and will reopen the food pantry to qualifying citizens on the Grand Opening of Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10 AM. They’ll be open on the first and third Thursday from 10 AM to 1 PM, the second Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM and the fourth Wednesday from 11 AM to 2PM.


Leslie Herbst, Community Relations Manager from the Port of Houston reported that mosquito repellant chemicals have been placed in the water on the levee between Galena Park and Jacinto City.

Citizen Willis Cotton complained about the underground sewer line at his neighbor’s house having raw sewage coming up in the yard and wanted to have the city get it fixed.