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Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reading of the Consent Agenda

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RECONVENE


WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 4, 2015 - 9:00 A. M.


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 and a Quarterly Investment Report by the City Controller

Consent Agenda »

3.  RECOMMENDATION from Fire Chief for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave for Classified Member GREGORY CHANNEL


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Mary Lawler, Avenue CDC, on behalf of McDuffie Marshall, Ltd., (Robert J. Rose, President), for abandonment and sale of a 12-foot-wide alley, from Collingsworth Street south to its terminus, between Billingsley Street and Irvington Boulevard, in Block 29  of the Irvington Addition, out of the John Austin Two League Grant Survey, A-1, Parcel SY15-062 - DISTRICT H - GONZALEZ


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Gerald W. Grissom, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc, on behalf of Sunrise Montrose Apartments, LLC, (James M. Hinton, President), for abandonment and sale of: 1) a 10-foot-wide sanitary sewer easement located within Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, Block 3 of the Columbus Addition, Lot 9, Block 2 of the Kenedy Addition, and Lot 7, Block 2 of the MacDonald Addition; 2) a 5-foot-wide utility easement, located in Lot 6, Block 3 of the Columbus Addition; and 3) a 5-foot-wide utility easement, located in Lots 9 and 10, Block 3 of the Columbus Addition, all out of the Obedience Smith Survey, A-596, Parcels SY15-074A, SY15-074B and SY15-074C - DISTRICT C - COHEN


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Anita Crawford, declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of a 15-foot-wide alley, between Washington Avenue and Lillian Street, from Fowler Street to Patterson Street, located within the Brunner Addition, out of the John Austin Survey, Parcel SY14-058 - DISTRICT C - COHEN


10.  TRIPLE D UNIFORM RENTAL, INC for Apparel Uniforms for the Houston Airport System - 3 Years with two one-year options - $513,292.00 - Enterprise Fund


11.  KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS U.S.A., INC to approve spending authority to Lease High-Speed Document Printers and Associated Accessories through the Texas Department of Information Resources for the Houston Police Department - $628,073.76 - General Fund


12.  BELL HELICOPTER TRAINING ACADEMY for Training Services for the Houston Police Department - $61,000.00 - Police Special Services Fund


13.  RR DONNELLEY - $405,341.85 and AMTEC SALES, INC dba PRINT MEDIA - $250,125.00 for Barcoded Traffic, Non-Traffic and Parking Citations for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - General and Parking Management Funds


15.  ORDINANCE approving and  authorizing a District Office Lease Agreement between the  City  of  Houston,  Texas,  as  Landlord,  and  the HONORABLE SHEILA JACKSON LEE, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as Tenant, for lease space located at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center at 6719 West Montgomery Road, Houston, Texas


17.  ORDINANCE amending City of Houston Ordinance Nos. 2007-648 passed June 12, 2007, as amended; 2011-281 passed April 25, 2011, as amended; 2012-353 passed April 25, 2012, as amended; and 2013-353 passed April 30, 2013, which authorized the submission of the 2007 Consolidated Action Plan and the 2011, 2012, and 2013  Annual Action Plans, to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the applications for the Community Development Block Grant Program, among others


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and the ALIEF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT for the administration of an After School Achievement Program - $60,000.00 - General Fund - DISTRICT F - NGUYEN


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the purchase of a Boiler and Machinery Insurance Policy from LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY; providing a maximum contract amount


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and ACCURATE METER & BACKFLOW, LLC for Backflow Preventers Certification, Testing and Repair Services for the Department of Public Works & Engineering; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $1,077,325.00 - Enterprise Fund


26.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1100 block of Bomar Street, between Van Buren Street and Montrose Boulevard, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - COHEN


27.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1200-1300 block of Bomar, between Waugh Drive and Van Buren 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 C - COHEN


28.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 500-700 block of Frisco Street, between Helmers Street and Irvington 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 - GONZALEZ


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $300,195.00 out of Parks Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding construction contract to PROGRESSIVE COMMERCIAL AQUATICS, INC for Pool Plaster - De Zavala, Independence Heights, Macgregor, Sunnyside, and Yellowstone Parks; 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 Parks Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS D - BOYKINS; H - GONZALEZ and  I - GALLEGOS


31.  ORDINANCE issuing a permit to MORGAN ENTERPRISES, INC to construct, operate, maintain, improve, repair and replace one new pipeline in certain portions of specified public street rights-of-way and prescribing the conditions and provisions under which the permit is issued - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


32.  MUNICIPAL Setting Designation Ordinance prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 2.2869 acres commonly known as 4310 Directors Row, Houston, Harris County, Texas; and supporting issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


33.  MUNICIPAL Setting Designation Ordinance prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 6.840 acres commonly known as 1300 North Post Oak Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas, and a tract of land containing 11.5085 acres commonly known as 1255 North Post Oak Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas; and supporting issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $20,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and $20,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Agreement between the City of Houston and FREESE AND NICHOLS, INC for Drainage and Paving Construction Projects


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $40,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Agreement between the City of Houston and LEGGETTE, BRASHEARS & GRAHAM, INC dba LBG-GUYTON ASSOCIATES for Water Facility Construction Projects


36.  ORDINANCE appropriating $784,135.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to NATIONAL WORKS, 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 (WW4277-82)


37.  ORDINANCE appropriating $852,238.00 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 (WW4277-84)

Consideration of Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

1.  RECOMMENDATION from Chief Development Officer for approval of payment to the GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP for corporate membership at the managing partner level - $95,000.00 - General Fund


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department for the designation of a residential parking permit area in the Super Neighborhoods of Neartown/Montrose and Greenway/Upper Kirby - DISTRICT C - COHEN


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,022,820.35 and acceptance of work on contract with D. L. ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES, INC for Water Distribution System Rehabilitation and Renewal - 4.46% under the original contract amount (WA 11045)


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Airport System that City Council declare surplus and authorize the sealed bid sale of various properties, Parcels SY15-085, SY15-086, SY15-087, SY15-088, SY15-089, SY15-090 and SY15-091, to expand an existing utility corridor traversing the area - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Dan Elkins, Kimley-Horn and Associates, on behalf of Stanmore/ADEF Blalock, L.P., and Palmetto/Stanmore Blalock, L.P., [Stanmore GPBW, LLC, (Jason Schlanger, Vice President), General Partner of both businesses], for abandonment and sale of a 10-foot-wide water line easement and two 150-square-foot water meter easements, located in the Blalock Woods Apartments, out of the Thomas A. Hoskins Survey, A-342, Parcels SY15-052A, SY15-052B, SY15-052C and SY15-052D - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


14.  J. TYLER SERVICES, INC - $165,135.86, CONTRACT RESOURCE GROUP, LLC - $173,623.38 and PIONEER CONTRACT SERVICES, INC - $69,849.35 for Office Furniture from the State of Texas Procurement and Support Services Contract through the State Cooperative Purchasing Program for Various Departments - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


16.  ORDINANCE approving first amendment to Lease Agreement between EL CENTRO DE CORAZON and the City of Houston, Texas, related to the leased premises located at 7037 Capital, Houston, Texas, for the Department of Health & Human Services - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to  Service Agreement for HPD Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan Administration Services between the City of Houston, the HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS UNION (as exclusive Bargaining Agent for all Houston Police Officers) and  DAILY ACCESS CORPORATION


20.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2011-274, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount and appropriating $800,000.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund; approving and authorizing second amendment to agreement for Financial Advisory Services between the City and FIRST SOUTHWEST COMPANY related to the infrastructure needs of the Houston Police and Municipal Courts Departments


21.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-26 (Passed by City Council on January 15, 2014) and appropriating $400,000.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and HAWKINS DELAFIELD & WOOD LLP for Legal Representation; approving and authorizing first amendment to contract to provide for Legal Representation of the City related to infrastructure needs for the Houston Police and Municipal Courts Departments; providing a maximum contract amount


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and the HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Approved by Ordinance No. :2005-0137, for Record Storage and Retrieval Services for Various Departments; containing provisions relating to the subject; establishing a maximum contract amount


25.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to MGT OF AMERICA, INC for a Permit Fee Study for the Public Works & Engineering Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $88,378.00 - Building Inspection Fund


38.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,539,904.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to CSI CONSOLIDATED, LLC dba CLEAN SERVE, LLC for Large Diameter Sanitary Sewer Inspection using Robotic Technology; 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 (WW4277-87)

Item 39

RECEIVE nominations for Position 4 of the WASTEWATER CAPACITY RESERVATION REVIEW BOARD, for the remainder of the designated two year term

Item 40

RECEIVE nominations for Positions 21 and 22 of the HOUSTON CENTER FOR LITERACY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for the remainder of the three-year term that will end January 1, 2018

Item 41

REVIEW on the record and make determination relative to the appeal from the decision of the General Appeals Board to uphold the decision of the Sign Administration denying an On-premise Sign Permit to Progressive Insurance, filed by Catarina Gonzales, Randle Law Office Ltd., LLP. regarding sign located at 1045 Wisterwood

Item 42

RECOMMENDATION from Director of Finance for approval of Calendar Year 2015 Budgets submitted by the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Museum District Association, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc and Theater District Improvement, Inc for support, advancement and promotion of the arts - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS MARTIN, COSTELLO, GALLEGOS, STARDIG, GREEN and BOYKINS This was Item 5 on Agenda of January 28, 2015

Item 43

MOTION by Council Member Gonzalez/Seconded by Council Member Bradford to adopt recommendation from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $4,182,595.94 and acceptance of work on contract with ALSAY INCORPORATED for Two New Water Wells in Sims Bayou Area - 6.70% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT K - GREEN - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GREEN This was Item 7 on Agenda of January 28, 2015

Item 44

ORDINANCE appropriating $2,809,725.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to TRAFFIC SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION, INC for Installation of Advanced Traffic Control Devices at Houston Arterial Traffic Signal System Intersections; 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 construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; B - DAVIS; C - COHEN; D - BOYKINS; I - GALLEGOS and J - LASTER - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GALLEGOS This was Item 35 on Agenda of January 28, 2015

Item 29

ORDINANCE appropriating $23,000.00 out of Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund and $82,071.00 out of Reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund to Professional Landscape Architectural Task Order Contract between the City of Houston and LAUREN GRIFFITH, INC for Central Library Plaza Improvements - Phase One (Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0403) - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

Matters to be Presented by Council Members

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