AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY - APRIL 16, 2013 - 1:30 P. M.

COUNCIL CHAMBER - SECOND FLOOR - CITY HALL

901 BAGBY - HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Gonzalez

 

 

 

1:30 P. M. - ROLL CALL

 

 

 

ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

 

 

 

2:00 P. M. - PUBLIC SPEAKERS - Pursuant to City Council Rule 8, City Council will hear from members of the public; the names and subject matters of persons who had requested to speak at the time of posting of this Agenda are attached; the names and subject matters of persons who subsequently request to speak may be obtained in the City Secretary’s Office

NOTE: If a translator is required, please advise when reserving time to speak

 

 

 

5:00 P. M. - RECESS

 

RECONVENE

 

 

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 17, 2013 - 9:00 A. M.

 

 

DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE

CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT

 

 

 

HEARINGS - 9:00 A.M.

 

1.    PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposal to permanently take approximately 28,000 square feet of Shady Lane Park to widen and make other improvements to Parker Road adjacent to the Park as part of the rehabilitation and reconstruction of a portion of Parker Road from the Hardy Toll Road to U. S. Highway 59 - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

 

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 27     

 

 


 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 2 through 5 

 

2.    AMEND MOTION #2008-752, 10/8/08, TO INCREASE spending authority from $1,019,007.00 to $1,273,758.75, for Sewer Casting Products for the Department of Public Works & Engineering, awarded to CPR SERVICES AND SUPPLIES, INC dba MDN ENTERPRISES

 

3.    DUBOSE INTERESTS, LLC dba PERFORMANCE GRADE ASPHALT, LLC for Asphalt Emulsion for Various Departments - $924,050.00 - General and Enterprise Funds

 

4.    ORDINANCE appropriating $4,003.22 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of Grounds Maintenance Equipment for the Parks & Recreation Department

 

a.    JOHN DEERE COMPANY - $432,915.66 and BROOKSIDE EQUIPMENT SALES, INC - $203,086.00 for Grounds Maintenance Equipment through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with BuyBoard for Various Departments - Enterprise, Equipment Acquisition Consolidated and Storm Water Funds

 

5.    APPROVE Spending Authority to purchase Industrial Supplies from the State of Texas Procurement and Support Services Contract through the State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program for Various Departments, from SID TOOL CO., INC dba MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY, INC - $2,419,858.24 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds

 

ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 6 through 27  

 

6.    ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 10 AND 42 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to subdivision and development; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; containing a savings clause

 

7.    ORDINANCE appropriating $36,148.17 out of Fund 7556 (Gulfgate Fund) for payment to the Gulfgate Redevelopment Authority as a refund of excess payment made by the Authority on behalf of the City in connection with a Texas Department Of Transportation STEP Grant

 

8.    ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL SECURITY DISTRICT to support the operational costs of the Houston Police Department’s Helicopter Patrol Operations (Approved by Ordinance No. 2012-0339) - $270,600.00 - Grant Fund

 

9.    ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Economic Development Agreement between the City of Houston and HOUSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY providing up to $4,000,000.00 of Community Development Block Grant Funds for Economic Development Activities

 

10.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between the City of Houston and LIL AUDREY’S SAFE PLACE FOUNDATION to provide a $975,000.00 grant of Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds for costs associated with the acquisition of property located at 2505, 2505 A and 2507 Southmore, Houston, Texas, to be used as a Transitional Living Facility for Foster Care Alumni - DISTRICT D - ADAMS

 

11.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,650,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for the Data Center Consolidation Project

 

12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing additional right-of-way encroachments by CenterPoint Energy in the form of temporary March of Dimes Memorial Banners on a skybridge located at the intersection of Louisiana and Dallas Streets; making other findings and provisions related to the subject; and declaring an effective date - DISTRICT I - RODRIGUEZ

 

13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Contingent Fee Agreement for Legal Services between the City of Houston and JAN WOODWARD FOX, P.L.C., REICH & BINSTOCK, LLP and NORMAN JOLLY, P.C. relating to the pursuit of damages associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

 

14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and the HOUSTON PARKS BOARD for the provision and acceptance of Local Funds for the construction of projects funded by the US DOT Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant (Approved by Ordinance No. 2011-912) - DISTRICTS A ‑ BROWN; C - COHEN; D - ADAMS; H ‑ GONZALEZ and I - RODRIGUEZ

 

15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and the GREATER EAST END MANAGEMENT DISTRICT for the provision and acceptance of Local Funds for the design and construction of projects funded by the US DOT Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant (Approved by Ordinance No. 2011-912) - DISTRICTS H ‑ GONZALEZ and I - RODRIGUEZ

 

16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to agreement between the City of Houston and TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY for reimbursement for design and construction of a pilot project to develop local data for Storm Water Quality Best Management Practices (Approved by Ordinance No. 2010-0353) - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

17.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 42.42 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNCIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 419, for inclusion in its district; repealing Ordinance No. 2012-946

 

18.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 43.786 acres of land to DOWDELL PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district

 

19.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 5.70 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 500, for inclusion in its district

 

20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $690,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and CHESTER ENGINEERS, INC for Design of New and Rehabilitation of existing Pump Stations and Flood Warning Systems; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF

 

21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,266,766.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES, INC for Lift Stations Renewal and Replacement - East Park Ten, Maxey Road, Mesa Drive, Westmont and North Shore; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN and I ‑ RODRIGUEZ

 

22.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,753,695.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to DURWOOD GREENE CONSTRUCTION CO. for City Wide Overlay / Rehabilitation Project Package #19 (Work Order Contract); setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering testing services, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF

 

23.  ORDINANCE appropriating $601,396.40 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to TIKON GROUP, INC for Montrose Safe Sidewalk Project; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing services, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICT C ‑ COHEN

 

24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,799,371.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to T CONSTRUCTION, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal (Force Main); setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

 

25.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,723,433.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to CALCO CONTRACTING, LTD for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal (Force Main); setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

 

26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,197,948.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Sliplining and Pipe Bursting Methods; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund (4257-135)

 

27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $680,006.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to ENVIROWASTE SERVICES GROUP, INC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection in Support of Rehabilitation; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund (4277-76)

 

 

 

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

 


 

 

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERS 28 and 28A   

 

 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS

 

28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $147,746.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of additional Automobiles, Utility Vehicles and Vans for the Health & Human Services Department

 

a.    AMEND MOTION #2013-97, 2/6/13, TO PURCHASE additional Vans and a Utility Vehicle and to award Item No. 1, Compact Sedans for the Health & Human Services Department as follows: REQUIRES THREE MOTIONS

McCALL-T, INC dba STERLING McCALL TOYOTA - $68,265.00 - Award Item No. 1

            3 Compact Sedans

TOMBALL DODGE, INC - $17,351.00 - Item No. 7 - Purchase One Utility Vehicle

RON CARTER AUTOMOTIVE - $62,130.00 - Item No. 13 - Correct vendor name from Ron Carter Autoland to Ron Carter Automotive and to purchase three additional Vans

 

 

MATTERS HELD - NUMBER 29   

 

29.  ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 39-2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to disturbing or removing contents of garbage containers; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GREEN

This was Item 12 on Agenda of April 10, 2013

 

 

 

 

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Brown first

 

 

 

 

ALL ORDINANCES ARE TO BE CONSIDERED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS AND TO BE PASSED ON ONE READING UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARTICLE VII, SECTION 7, CITY CHARTER

 

 

 

NOTE - WHENEVER ANY AGENDA ITEM, WHETHER OR NOT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, IS

      NOT READY FOR COUNCIL ACTION AT THE TIME IT IS REACHED ON THE AGENDA, THAT ITEM SHALL BE PLACED AT THE END OF THE AGENDA FOR ACTION BY COUNCIL WHEN ALL OTHER AGENDA ITEMS HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED

 

      CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE UP AGENDA ITEMS OUT OF THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE POSTED IN THIS AGENDA.  ALSO, AN ITEM THAT HAS BEEN TAGGED UNDER CITY COUNCIL RULE 4 (HOUSTON CITY CODE §2-2) OR DELAYED TO ANOTHER DAY MAY BE NEVERTHELESS CONSIDERED LATER AT THE SAME CITY COUNCIL MEETING


 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

OF THE

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON

 

 

            NOTICE is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Houston will be held TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with the reading of the descriptions, captions or titles of the agenda items by the City Secretary to begin not earlier than 60 minutes before the scheduled commencement, in the Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 901 Bagby, for the purpose of conducting the regular business and affairs of the City of Houston listed on the attached Agenda.