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Prayer, Pledge, & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Evans-Shabazz


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP020420


RECESS

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 and a Quarterly Investment Report by the City Controller

Matter Held (Part 1 of 2) »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 17 and 18


17.  TOTER, LLC for Recycling and Refuse Carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson for the Solid Waste Management Department - $803,992.00 - General Fund TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUBOSH This was Item 9 on Agenda of January 28, 2020

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

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the PLANNING COMMISSION, for terms to expire June 30, 2021: Position Three         -  ZAFAR "ZAF" TAHIR, reappointment Position Fourteen    -  BILL BALDWIN, appointment

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 15


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


2.  STEWART AND STEVENSON POWER PRODUCTS LLC for Detroit Diesel Replacement Parts and Repair Services for the Fleet Management Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,701,024.95 - Fleet Management Fund


3.  SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY dba AT&T CORPORATION for approval of spending authority for sole source purchase of Tariffed Telecommunication Services Supporting Various Departments for Houston Information Technology Services - $635,098.53 - Central Service Revolving Fund


ORDINANCES


6.  ORDINANCE authorizing participation with other Entergy service area cities in matters concerning Entergy Texas, Inc, before the Public Utility Commission of Texas during 2020 - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


7.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $22,309.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund and $313,691.00 out of Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund; appropriating $849,691.00 out of the Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund and $1,342,309.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund; awarding a construction Manager At Risk Contract to TIMES CONSTRUCTION, INC for Pre-Construction and Construction Phase Services for Techlink Dixon for the Houston Public Library; providing funding for materials testing and design services financed by the Contributed Capital Project Fund and the Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


11.   ORDINANCE appropriating $268,531.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to issue a purchase order to CARRIER CORPORATION to Furnish and Install an HVAC Chiller System at the BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions Facility - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


14.  ORDINANCE to rename the entirety of Texas Childrens Circle to Aesthetic Circle - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

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

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

5.  ORDINANCE supplementing the City of Houston, Texas Master Ordinance No. 2004-299; providing for the issuance of the City of Houston, Texas, Combined Utility System First Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2020B, providing for the amounts, interest rates, prices, and terms thereof and other matters relating thereto; providing for the payment thereof; making other provisions regarding such bonds and matters incident thereto; authorizing a Co-Bond Counsel Agreement; authorizing execution and delivery of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement; and declaring an emergency   Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to issue bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law, in accordance with federal securities law, and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance or refinance various public projects.  The proposed bond counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (“Norton Rose Fulbright”), is a full service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Norton Rose Fulbright has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations for several years. The engagement of Norton Rose Fulbright is in the best interest of the residents of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City. Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


8.  ORDINANCE appropriating $69,294.50 out of Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund; awarding construction contract to GRAPHTEC, INC for Guadalupe Plaza Interpretive Signs; 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 Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


12.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the north side of the 1800 block of Haver Street within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line requirement block pursuant to the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


13.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the north side of the 1700 block of Cherryhurst Street within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line requirement block pursuant to the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


15.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the Walnut Bend Lane Project (from Westheimer to Westpark); authorizing the acquisition, by gift, dedication, purchase, or eminent domain proceedings of fee simple title or easement interests in and to eight parcels of land required for the project and situated in the H. Woodruff Survey, Abstract No. 844 in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located in the Westchase Area of Houston, Harris County, Texas; authorizing payment of the costs of such acquisitions, including the purchase prices for the property interests, costs associated with relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title policies/services, recordation of instruments, eminent domain proceedings, court costs, and expert witness fees, and authorizing the retention of special counsel, in connection with the acquisition of fee simple or easement interests to ten parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT F - THOMAS

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 16


16.  RECEIVE nominations for Positions One and Two and Two Alternate At-Large Positions of the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS; for a one-year term to expire December 31, 2020

Matters Held (Part 2 of 2) »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD


18.  ORDINANCE consenting to the creation of HARRIS COUNTY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 27 within the corporate limits of the City of Houston, Texas, and the inclusion of 56.2833 acres of land into the district

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KAMIN This was Item 17 on Agenda of January 28, 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 MEMBERS - Council Member Thomas first
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