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2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


Council Member Plummer


Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams, a web-conferencing platform and streamed as usual on the City’s website (https://www.houstontx.gov/htv/index.html), Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pg/HoustonTelevision/videos/) and the municipal channel on public television. The Council Members will be participating by videoconference in accordance with the provisions of Section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. Public comment will be allowed on Tuesday via teleconference at (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 428 596 783# and details for signing up and participating are posted at https://www.houstontx.gov/council/meetingsinfo.html. Members of the public may call in Wednesday via teleconference at (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 848 912 012#, however no public comment will be allowed


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

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PUBLIC SPEAKERS

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Admin Report »

ADMIN REPORT

9:00 A.M. - REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 36


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 8


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following as FULL-TIME MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES for four year terms:

 

Names Position Appointment/Reappointment MiHoa Vo 3 Reappointment Imelda Reyes-Castillo 4 Reappointment Grantham Harlan Coleman 6 Reappointment David O. Fraga 7 Reappointment Megan A. McLellan 9 Reappointment Kim R. Edwards 11 Reappointment Meg Ahern Oswald 15 Reappointment Leigh Faoro Saint-Germain 16 Reappointment Adam Silverman 17 Reappointment Cheryl R. Lee-Collins 19 Reappointment Francelia “Fran” Totty 20 Reappointment




2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following as MUNICIPAL COURT ASSOCIATE JUDGES for two year terms:

 

Names Positions Appointment/Reappointment Walter A. Schroeder 2 Reappointment Fad Wilson, Jr. 7 Reappointment Catherine N. Wylie 8 Reappointment Teresa Hoang 13 Reappointment Robert V. Rosenberg 20 Reappointment Joellen Snow 23 Reappointment Arturo D. DeLeon, Jr. 26 Reappointment Berta Alicia Mejía 32 Reappointment Lydia D. Johnson 33 Reappointment Roni M. Most 37 Reappointment Phyllis Randolph Frye 52 Reappointment




3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON CIVIC EVENT, INC, for terms to expire January 1, 2024:

Position One - SUSAN C. YOUNG, reappointment  Position Three - CYNDY GARZA-ROBERTS, reappointment Position Five - STAN SKADAL, reappointment Position Seven - FRAZIER WILSON, reappointment



4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MONTROSE ZONE):

Position Two - ABBY C. NOEBELS, appointment for a term to expire 12/31/2022 Position Three - JOE DOUGLAS WEBB, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021, and serve as Chair Position Four - SHERRY WEESNER, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2022 Position Six - JOVON ALFON B. TYLER, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2022



5.  RECOMMENDATION from the Director Mayor’s Office of Government Relations for annual renewal of membership in the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL - $83,978.04 - General Fund


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2021 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the LAKE LIVINGSTON PROJECT operated by the Trinity River Authority - $4,748,613.00 - Enterprise Fund


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2021 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the TRINITY RIVER WATER CONVEYANCE PROJECT operated by the Coastal Water Authority - $21,196,300.00 - Enterprise Fund


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of the 2021 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the LAKE HOUSTON FACILITIES PROJECT operated by the Coastal Water Authority - $3,376,900.00 - Enterprise Fund


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 9 through 13


ACCEPT WORK


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $67,558.72 and acceptance of work on contract with ERC ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC for Midwest Police Station Restoration - Hurricane Harvey for the Houston Police Department - 3.3% over the original contract amount and under the approved 10% contingency - DISTRICT J - POLLARD


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $371,080.27 and acceptance of work on contract with ENTERPRISE BUILDERS, LLC, for 611 Walker Auditorium and Basement 2 Level - Hurricane Harvey Restoration - 9.95% over the original contract amount and under the approved 10% contingency - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


11.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $1,019,318.40 and acceptance of work on contract with ISI CONTRACTING, INC for the On-Call Neighborhood Traffic Management Program - 16.70% under the revised contract amount - DISTRICTS A - PECK; B - JACKSON; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS; J – POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


12.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $679,655.64 and acceptance of work on contract with SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection In Support of Rehabilitation - 14.33% under the original contract amount


13.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,397,909.12 and acceptance of work on contract with REPIPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC dba IPR SOUTH CENTRAL LLC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Cured-In-Place Pipe Method (4258-70) - 2.74% over the original contract amount - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 14


PROPERTY


14.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works to pay HARRIS COUNTY for the cost associated with the abandonment of Cross Continents Drive (Parcel QY19-008), in exchange for the conveyance of a full width utility easement (Parcel VY20-001) from the underlying fee owner, VSD, LLC, as part of the easement acquisitions for 108-Inch Water Line Project from Vickery Drive to Milner Road


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 15 through 19


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


15.  ADVANCED RESCUE SYSTEMS to provide Fire and Rescue Equipment for the Houston Fire Department - $138,870.00 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund




16.  LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION for approval of spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Applied Biosystems® 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Systems and Instrument Service Plans for the Houston Health Department - $427,365.00 - Grant Fund




17.  ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS CORPORATION for approval of spending authority for Emergency Purchase of MagNA Pure 96 Systems and Instrument Service Plans for the Houston Health Department - $420,000.00 - Grant Fund


19.  ECAMG, LLC to provide Various Valves for Houston Public Works - $63,963.15 - Enterprise Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 20 through 36


ORDINANCES


22.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to HOUSTON MODULAR INSTALLATION INC, for Furniture Relocation Services; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,309,680.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Materials Engineering and Testing Services Contracts between City of Houston and TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC, AVILES ENGINEERING CORPORATION, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC, GEOTEST ENGINEERING, INC, FUGRO USA LAND, INC, RABA KISTNER, INC, NINYO AND MOORE GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CONSULTANTS, KENALL, INC dba RATNALA & BAHL, ASSOCIATED TESTING LABORATORIES, ALL-TERRA ENGINEERING, INC, GORRONDONA ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC, DAE & ASSOCIATES, LTD dba GEOTECH ENGINEERING AND TESTING, AND QC LABORATORIES, INC for Materials Engineering Testing Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 5 Years with two one-year options


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an increase in spending authority for Lease Agreement between HAZARI, LLC, Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, Tenant, approved by Ordinance No. 2020-278 - $578,700.00 - Grant Fund


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY to support the Human Trafficking Task Force


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY for participation in Houston Auto Crimes Task Force


30.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 5100 block of Stonewall Drive, within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; re-adopting, re-approving, and ratifying Ordinance No. 2020-882, and related backup information relating to the establishment of a special minimum lot size for the north and south sides of the 5100 block of Stonewall Drive - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS 


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Letter Agreement for Surface Water Supply Project between City of Houston and WEST HARRIS COUNTY REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $52,500.00 out of Metro Projects Non-DDSRF Capital Fund as an appropriation to Interlocal Agreement Contract between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS for Keegan’s Bayou Trail Extension Project (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-0155); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Metro Projects Non-DDSRF Capital Fund - DISTRICT J - POLLARD


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating the sum of $3,200,000.00 out of the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing a first amendment to a contract between the City of Houston and NERIE CONSTRUCTION, LLC for FY2019 Drainage Rehabilitation Work Orders #2 (as approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0112); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery and engineering and testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,275,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to JFT CONSTRUCTION INC for Work Order Contract for Small Diameter Water Lines; 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 testing services, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


36.  ORDINANCE authorizing the transfer of $7,536,618.34 from the NETL Expansion-Swift Fund to the HPW-NETL Construction Fund and appropriating said sum out of the HPW-NETL Construction Fund, appropriating $10,125,951.00 out of Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, appropriating $3,592,730.66 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD for 66-Inch Water Line Interconnection along W. Hardy Road from Beltway 8 to Greens Road; 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 testing services, CIP Cost Recovery, construction management, construction program management services, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the HPW-NETL Construction Fund, Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT B - JACKSON

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

18.  S & S WORLDWIDE, INC for Recreational, Educational, and Miscellaneous Supplies for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $2,098,100.00 - General Fund


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $15,464,067.17 in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Affordable Housing Funds for Disaster Recovery Affordable Housing Activities and to provide for the administration of affordable housing activities


23.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2019-830 to increase the maximum contract amount for contracts between City of Houston and A-1 PERSONNEL OF HOUSTON, INC, EXECUTEAM STAFFING L.P., SMITH & DEAN, INC D/B/A DEAN’S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, and LANESTAFFING, INC, for Contingent Workforce Services for the Human Resources Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $6,000,000.00 - Central Service Revolving Fund


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement for Human Resources Consulting Services between City of Houston and THE SEGAL COMPANY (SOUTHEAST), INC, d/b/a SEGAL; providing a maximum contract amount- 3 Years with a two one-year options - $4,869,500.00 - Health Benefits Fund


26.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-0347, as amended by Ordinance No. 2019-0086, to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and DRC EMERGENCY SERVICES, LLC, for the continuing Hurricane Harvey Disaster Debris Removal Services for the Solid Waste Management Department; declaring the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other eligible sources for such expenditures - $15,000,000.00 - Grant Fund


31.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of the remaining portion of Chenevert Street, from Texas Avenue, a/k/a Texas Street, southwest to its terminus, located in the South Side Buffalo Bayou Addition, out of the James Wells Survey, Abstract No. 832, Houston, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the street portion to 1800 TEXAS, LLC, the abutting owner, in consideration of a payment to the City of $544,685.00, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 37 through 39


37.  TY ART, LLC for emergency payment for the Relocation of Civic Art Monuments for the General Services Department - $96,600.00 - General Fund TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER PLUMMER This was Item 15 on Agenda of December 16, 2020


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston (“City”) and THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE, INC, doing business as IMPACT CENTER using up to $366,300.00 of previously appropriated Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Affordable Housing Funds to provide Organizational and Leadership Development for the City’s Housing and Community Development Department Senior Staff - TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS THOMAS, KNOX, ROBINSON and  PLUMMER This was Item 23 on Agenda of December 16, 2020


39.  ORDINANCE approving the issuance of bonds by the UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER TRAVIS This was Item 35 on Agenda of December 16, 2020

Non Consent - Matters To Be Presented By Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL - Council Member Martin first
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