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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Green


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9:30 AM - PUBLIC SPEAKERS

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Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 27


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 7 through 27


ORDINANCES


8.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES (Formerly SERVICE OF THE EMERGENCY AID RESOURCE CENTER for the HOMELESS, INC) to provide up to $144,551.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration and operation of a Supportive Services Program offering Childcare and Homeless Families affected by HIV/AIDS


9.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON providing up to $982,627.80 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration and operation of a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, a Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Program and the provision of other supportive services


10.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and HOUSTON SRO HOUSING CORPORATION to provide up to $141,364.49 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the operation of a Single Room Occupancy/Community Residence and the provision of other supportive services


11.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and HOUSTON AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC, providing up to $4,230,750.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration of a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program and Short Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Programs, along with supportive services, and the operation of a Transitional Medical Respite Facility


17.  ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 1200 block of Posey Street, between Armstead Street and Northwood Street  within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


18.  ORDINANCE establishing the east and west sides of the 600 block of Tabor Street, between Gardner Street and Heslep Street, within the City of Houston as a special minimum building line block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


19.  ORDINANCE establishing the east and west sides of the 500 block of Vincent  Street, between Fugate Street and Gardner Street, within the City of Houston as a special minimum building line block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


21.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2015-682, relating to the addition of land to FORT BEND MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 134E, for inclusion in its district


22.  ORDINANCE appropriating $503,440.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SERVICES, PA, dba IMS ENGINEERS, INC for Engineering Work Order Contract for Lawndale and Magnolia Park Area; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


23.  ORDINANCE appropriating $805,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and SANDER ENGINEERING CORPORATION for Work Order Engineering Services for Wastewater System / Substitute Service Support; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $805,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and NEDU ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC for Work Order Engineering Services for Wastewater System/Substitute Service Support; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $871,568.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to CSI CONSOLIDATED, LLC dba CLEAN SERVE LLC 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 (WW4277-89)


27.  ORDINANCE granting to A & A GREASE TRAP CLEANING, a Texas sole proprietorship, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - FIRST READING

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2) »

PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 2     


PROPERTY


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering to purchase Parcel LY15-009, located at 4700  Laura Koppe Road, owned by Jehovah Raphas’ House of Healing Church, for the LAURA KOPPE PAVING AND DRAINAGE PROJECT from Hirsch Road to Homestead Road - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


5.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,534,411.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Purchase of Automobiles, Utility Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks for Various Departments


6.  CALDWELL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS LLC, d/b/a CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $7,702,737.00, DONALDSON UMPHREY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP d/b/a SILSBEE TOYOTA - $588,072.00, SILSBEE FORD, INC - $4,560,243.00 and TOMBALL DODGE, INC - $9,176,699.00 for Automobiles, Utility Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks for Various Departments  $22,027,751.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds This item should only be considered after passage of Item 5 above


7.  ORDINANCE supplementing the City of Houston, Texas Combined Utility System Master Ordinance; providing for the issuance of Combined Utility System First Lien Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016B in one or more Series or Subseries as may be further designated; authorizing the Mayor and City Controller to approve the amounts, interest rates, prices, and terms thereof and certain other matters relating thereto; providing for the payment thereof; making other provisions regarding such bonds including the use of a Preliminary Official Statement and authorizing the preparation and distribution of an Official Statement and matters incident thereto; awarding the sale of the Bonds; authorizing the defeasance, final payment, and discharge of Certain Outstanding Combined Utility Commercial Paper Notes and Certain Combined Utility System Bonds; authorizing the execution and delivery of an Escrow Agreement; authorizing the purchase of and subscription for certain escrowed securities; authorizing escrow verification and engagement of an Escrow Agent; authorizing a Co-Bond Counsel Agreement, and a Special Disclosure Co-Counsel Agreement; authorizing the execution and delivery of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement and other related documents; making other provisions regarding such Bonds; and declaring an emergency


12.  ORDINANCE appropriating $403,000.00 out of Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and PAGE SOUTHERLAND PAGE, INC for Professional Services related to Facility and Strategic Planning Services for a Master Plan for the Houston Health Department


14.  ORDINANCE accepting into the City Collection “Oaks - Morning, Noon and Night” photographs by Houston photographer M.S. (Mike) Stude, and approving and authorizing an agreement between the City of Houston and MR. M.S. STUDE for donation of such work of art


15.  ORDINANCE extending the provisions of SECTION 28-303 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, to all single-family residential properties within CLOVERLAND SUBDIVISION SECTION 1, SECTION 5 & EXTN R/P, AND SECTIONS 6-8, to prohibit parking vehicles in the front or side yards of such residences - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


16.  ORDINANCE establishing the north side of the 1500 block of East 33rd Street, between Bayou Drive and the east end of East 33rd Street; and the south side of the 1400-1500 block of East 33rd Street, between Avernus Street and the east end of East 33rd  Street, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


20.  ORDINANCE establishing the White Oak Terrace Subdivision, Tract F and Tracts 332 and 361 of Tract E, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size area pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


25.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,604,351.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to PORTLAND UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 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 (WW4257-151)

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 28  through  33


28.  MOTION by Council Member Green/Seconded by Council Member Davis to adopt 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 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG This was Item 2 on Agenda of January 13, 2016


29.  MOTION by Council Member Green/Seconded by Council Member Davis to adopt 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 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG This was Item 3 on Agenda of January 13, 2016


30.  WRITTEN Motion by Council Member Gallegos to amend Section 32-60 of Item 32 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 #2016-28, 1/13/16 This was Item 39 on Agenda of January 13, 2016


31.  WRITTEN Motion by Council Member Laster to amend Item 32 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 #2016-28, 1/13/16 This was Item 40 on Agenda of January 13, 2016


32.  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 #2016-28, 1/13/16 This was Item 41 on Agenda of January 13, 2016 This item should only be considered after consideration of Items 30 and 31 above


33.  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) TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KNOX, LASTER and STARDIG This was Item 36 on Agenda of January 13, 2016

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2) »

3.  ORDINANCE appropriating $5,111,806.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of Various Firefighting Trucks for the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Airport System


4.  METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALISTS, INC - $3,385,406.00, TYLER MOTOR COMPANY, INC. d/b/a HALL VOLVO GMC - $1,726,400.00, DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC - $1,843,364.00 for Purchase of one Fire Rescue Truck, two Aerial Ladder Trucks, two Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicles and six Pumper Trucks through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council - $6,955,170.00 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated  and Enterprise Funds This item should only be considered after passage of Item 3 above


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Lease Agreement between WOODBRANCH TOWER, LLC., A Delaware Limited Liability Company, as Landlord, and the City of Houston, Texas, for the Houston Police Department, as tenant, for the leased premises being Market Square Garage at 300 Milam Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

Matters to be Presented by Council Members »

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