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


Council Member Davis


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Comment »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP011216


RECESS

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reconvene »

RECONVENE

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 13, 2016 - 9:00 A. M.


Mayor's Report
MAYOR'S REPORT

Pothole Initiative

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 32


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 4


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering to extend unpaid leave of absence for NORMAN HODGE, Utility Worker


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 8


6.  3M COGENT, INC for Automated Fingerprint Identification System Maintenance for the Houston Police Department - $75,000.00 - General Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS  9 through  32


16.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2012-0944 to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and SET ENVIRONMENTAL, INC for Handling and Disposal of Hazardous Materials for Various Departments - $3,625,000.00 - Enterprise and Stormwater Funds


19.  MUNICIPAL Setting Designation Ordinance prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 2.57 acres commonly known as 2538A/2530 Briar Ridge, Houston, Harris County, Texas, and supporting issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,962,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to LEM CONSTRUCTION CO., INC for Greenridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements; 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, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT K - GREEN


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $993,400.00 out of Metro Construction - Other, awarding contract to TIKON GROUP, INC for Safe Sidewalk Program; 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 Construction - Other - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; D - BOYKINS and I - GALLEGOS

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

1.  RECOMMENDATION from the Chief Development Officer authorizing payment to the GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP for Corporate membership at the managing partner level -   $80,000.00 - Houston Civic Events Special Revenue Fund


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Health Department to deny request from A MEDICS EMS LLC for a letter of approval from City Council regarding emergency medical services


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Health Department on request from PREFERRED NATIONAL MEDICAL TRANSPORT LLC for a letter of approval from City Council regarding emergency medical services


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 5


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $3,202,103.16 and acceptance of work on contract with BLASTCO TEXAS, INC for Rehabilitation and New Water Storage Tanks at various locations - Package 5 - 5.42% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; G - TRAVIS and J - LASTER


9.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS-HOUSTON to provide $145,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the Administration and Operation of Project Access Transportation Services Program for homeless individuals and families seeking health care and other supportive services


10.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2012-0157, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount of the contract between the City and EASTER SEALS OF GREATER HOUSTON, INC for Respite Services provided through the Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department


11.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of a grant application to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Grant; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to accept the grant and expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and CONTINENTAL AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Coverage for Group Supplemental Hospital Indemnity Plan and Group Critical Illness with Cancer Insurance Plan for City employees, effective May 1, 2016


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and HARTFORD LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Coverage for Group Accident Insurance Plan for City employees, effective May 1, 2016


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing 1) a Managed Care Dental Agreement (DHMO Plan) between the City and DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY/ALPHA DENTAL PROGRAMS, INC and 2) a Group Dental Indemnity Agreement (DPPO Plan) between the City and DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY for City employees, retirees, deferred retirees, survivors and certain dependents, effective May 1, 2016


15.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,128,432.00 out of HAS Renewal and Replacement Fund and awarding construction contract to RESTOCON CORPORATION for Renovation of the Terminal A Parking Garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, (Project No.466); 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 and engineering testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds


17.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 121.495 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 400, for inclusion in its district


18.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 211.7861 acres of land to NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 5, for inclusion in its district


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $580,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and AGC GROUP, INC for Local Drainage Project Negotiated Design Work Orders; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


22.  ORDINANCE appropriating $556,800.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC for Traffic Signal Rebuild Package #11; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF


23.  ORDINANCE appropriating $580,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and PROGRESSIVE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, PLLC d/b/a PROGRESSIVE TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION for Intersection Redesign and Safety Improvements; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $527,800.00 out of Metro Construction - Other Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and SCHAUMBURG & POLK, INC for Safe Sidewalk Program; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Construction - Other Fund


25.  ORDINANCE appropriating $522,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and AIA ENGINEERS, LTD. for General Work Order Contract for Neighborhood Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $535,500.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and GC ENGINEERING, INC for Citywide Overlay / Rehabilitation Project; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,804,017.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF-A, awarding contract to MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD. for Panel Replacement FY15; 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, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF-A


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,737,484.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal; 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 (WW4235-82)


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $13,235,750.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for Keegans Bayou and Greenridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements; 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, CIP Cost Recovery, construction management, and contingencies relating to the construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS J - LASTER and K - GREEN


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $659,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to MMG CONTRACTORS LLC for Wastewater System/Substitute Service Support - Braesmont Package 1; 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, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT C - COHEN

Miscellaneous »

33.  MOTION to suspend the rules to receive nominations for Positions One and Two and Two Alternate At-Large Positions of the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for one-year terms to expire December 31, 2016


34.  RECEIVE nominations for Positions One and Two and Two Alternate At-Large Positions of the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for one-year terms to expire December 31, 2016   This item should only be considered after passage of Item 33 above


35.  MOTION to confirm the appointment of individuals from nominees to Positions One and Two and Two Alternate At-Large Positions of the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for one-year terms to expire December 31, 2016 This item should only be considered after passage of Item 34 above


36.  REVIEW on the record and make determination relative to the appeal from the decision of the Houston Planning Commission to uphold the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission, regarding the denial of a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish a structure at 1932 South Blvd. a.k.a. 5115 Hazard Street, filed by Timothy B. Kirwin, Randle Law Office Ltd., L.L.P., on behalf of Timothy Kirwin (Applicant) for Doug and Ellen Heller (Owners)

Matters Held »

37.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Power Purchase Agreement for Installed Capacity, Energy and Environmental Attributes between the City of Houston, HECATE ENERGY BREWSTER LLC, and RELIANT ENERGY RETAIL SERVICES LLC (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-1120) TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER COHEN This was Item 16 on Agenda of January 6, 2016


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to contract for Professional Engineering Services for Project Advisor/Technical Consultant for Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion between the City of Houston and CAROLLO ENGINEERS, INC (Approved by Ordinance No. 2012-0121) - DISTRICT E - MARTIN TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STARDIG AND GREEN This was Item 30 on Agenda of January 6, 2016


39.  WRITTEN Motion by Council Member Gallegos to amend Section 32-60 of Item 41 below: I move to amend Section 32-60 (1) and (2) as shown in Exhibit A as follows: Any group activity or organized event involving more than 50 people, including but not limited to picnics, parties, family, church, community or school events, or other similar activities; or Any group activity or organized event involving fewer than 50 people that involves the reservation or temporary exclusive use of a designated areas area of a park, park road, or other park property DELAYED BY MOTION #2015-871, 12/9/15


40.  WRITTEN Motion by Council Member Laster to amend Item 41 below as follows: I move to amend Exhibit A of the proposed Ordinance as follows: 1. Deleting the definition of the term central business district in Section 32-222. 2. Amending the definition of the term food truck in Section 32-222 by inserting the word park before the phrase food service establishment. 3. Amending the definition of the term mobile food unit by adding the phrase for purposes of this chapter to the end of the last sentence thereof. 4. Amending Item (3) of Section 32-225 to read as follows: "(3) A letter or other notice from the health officer, by which the director of public health certifies that, under chapter 20 of this Code, the applicant meets the requirement for a food dealer's permit and, if applicable, the mobile food unit meets the requirements for a mobile food unit medallion;" 5. Amending Section 32-231(a)(4) by replacing the phrase city's department of health and human services with the phrase Houston Health Department. I move to amend Exhibit B, the definition of licensed park vending unit in Section 4 of the proposed Ordinance by adding the phrase fixed location before the phrase mobile food unit. DELAYED BY MOTION #2015-871, 12/9/15


41.  ORDINANCE UPDATING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 32 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to Parks and Recreation and making conforming amendments to other Chapters of the Code of Ordinances DELAYED BY MOTION #2015-871, 12/9/15 This was Item 78 on the Agenda of December 9, 2015 This item should only be considered after consideration of Items 39 and 40 above

Item 20



ORDINANCE appropriating $1,096,533.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and THE UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for the Replacement of the existing water line along Westheimer Road from Sage Road to Post Oak Boulevard; providing a maximum contract amount; providing funding for contingencies and CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS

Matters to be Presented by Council Members »

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