POINT COMFORT – The Calhoun Port Authority approved negotiations for property in Alamo Beach following a closed session during its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 14. Board member Jay Cuellar made a motion to negotiate for the property as discussed in closed session, which was seconded by board member Johnny B. Perez and was unanimously approved.

Before the board adjourned, board member Luis De La Garza asked why emails concerning meetings and agendas were no longer being sent out.

“I personally got a pretty bad email from a friend of mine asking what we were doing with the emails and not sending out agendas and meeting as we did in the past,” he said.

Cuellar said he spoke briefly with Chairman J.C. Melcher about the issue and that it would be put on the agenda for discussion.

In other business, the board:

-- Heard the director’s report in which Port Director Charles Hausmann reported 106 arrivals in July, the first month of the port’s fiscal year. Of those, 23 were deep-draft vessels, 83 were barges, and 202 invoices were issued. Currently scheduled for August were 17 deep-draft vessels.

-- Tabled a Notice of Abandonment of a 20-inch natural gas pipeline by Matagorda Offshore, LLC, in order to make sure it was done correctly. Melcher said this is a big deal, and he would like to see the drawings.

-- Approved an Indemnity Agreement for a laydown yard between the port and Great River Industries.

-- Authorized advertising for bids on the Dry Bulk Dock Refeed Project.

-- Approved committee meetings.

-- Approved an Option to Lease Agreement between the port and Hexl Asset Management, LLC, for approximately 10 acres on the South Peninsula.

-- Approved the financial reports and disbursements and transfer of funds.