From the City of Bellaire:

Below is an overview from the January 7, 2019, Bellaire City Council meeting. These are not the official minutes of the meeting.


The Bellaire Fire Department Medal of Valor was awarded to David Cagigas, Firefighter/Paramedic.

A Badge Pinning Ceremony was held for Lieutenant Thomas (TJ) Girt with the Bellaire Fire Department.


The monthly financial report for November 2019 was presented. Highlights included an overview of property tax revenues, salaries and benefits, and water revenues.

The status of the Spruce and Fifth Street Reconstruction Project was presented outlining project design modifications resulting from communication with the area businesses. The approval of the construction contract for the project is scheduled to be considered February 18, 2019.


Adopted an ordinance allowing alcohol other than beer and wine to be served at the Evelyn’s Park Event Center and café. Beer and wine will also be allowed on the Evelyn’s Park great lawn area for special events by permit approval only.

Appointed Jason Taibel as a citizen member of the Audit Finance Board for a one-year term beginning February 1, 2019.

Appointed Mayor Friedberg and Council Members Verma and Fife to the Audit Finance Board for a one- year term beginning February 1, 2019.

Appointed Council Liaisons to the Bellaire Boards and Commissions:

Board of Adjustment – Council Member Pat B. McLaughlan
Buildings and Standards Commission – Council Member David R. Montague
Culture and Arts Board – Council Member Michael Fife
Environmental Sustainability Board – Council Member Neil Verma
L.I.F.E. Advisory Board – Mayor Andrew S. Friedberg
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – Mayor Pro Tem Gus E. Pappas
Planning and Zoning Commission – Council Member Trisha S. Pollard