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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

2:00 P.M. – Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance


Council Member Pollard


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# 464 379 801# 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# 990 510 147#, however no public comment will be allowed


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP02-09-2021

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 31


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 and 2


MISCELLANEOUS


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Chief Development Officer for approval of payment to the GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP for Corporate Membership at the Managing Partner Level - $80,000.00 - Tourism Promotion Fund


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 3 through 5


ACCEPT WORK


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Airport System for approval of final contract amount of $12,960,213.10 and acceptance of work on contract with AZTECA ENTERPRISES, INC for Design-Build Construction of the Advanced Parking Count and Guidance System at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston - 10.09% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT B - JACKSON


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Airport System for approval of final contract amount of $12,597,567.85 and acceptance of work on contract with CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP - TEXAS, L.P. for Demolition of the existing Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower and Flatwork, Construction of a new Multistory ATC Tower and Construction of the Utility Building, Utility Yard and Parking Area at Ellington Airport - 5.41% over the original contract amount and under the 10% contingency amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,110,161.58 and acceptance of work on contract with TOTAL CONTRACTING LIMITED for Citywide Work Orders for Council District Service Fund Project #2 - 0.37% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS B - JACKSON; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; E - MARTIN; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and J - POLLARD


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 9


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  POLARIS SALES, INC - $51,119,10 and JOHN DEERE & COMPANY - $75,673.00 for purchase of Utility Carts through the Interlocal Agreements for Cooperative Purchasing with Sourcewell and the Texas Local Cooperative (BuyBoard) - $126,792.10 - Enterprise Fund


8.  THUNDERCAT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC for Sole Source Purchase of FiveCast Insight Software License Annual Fee for Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $115,200.00 - Grant Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 14 through 31


ORDINANCES


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Task Order contracts for Materials Testing and Engineering Services between City of Houston and ALL-TERRA ENGINEERING, INC; ALPHA TESTING, INC; ASSOCIATED TESTING LABORATORIES, INC; AVILES ENGINEERING CORPORATION; BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION; ECS SOUTHWEST, LLP; FUGRO USA LAND, INC; DAE & ASSOCIATES, LTD, dba GEOTECH ENGINEERING AND TESTING; HVJ ASSOCIATES, INC; KLEINFELDER, INC; NINYO & MOORE GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CONSULTANTS; PARADIGM CONSULTANTS, INC; QC LABORATORIES, INC; RABA KISTNER, INC; TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC and TOLUNAY-WONG ENGINEERS, INC


19.  ORDINANCE appropriating an additional $25,839,000.00 from Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund to the Construction Manager At Risk Contract with J.T. VAUGHN CONSTRUCTION, LLC for Construction Phase Services for Sunnyside Health and Multiservice Center (Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0178); providing funding for construction, material testing services, construction inspection services, IT Services, Civic Art, and contingency, financed by the Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ This item should only be considered after passage of Item 18 above


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,415,185.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E, awarding contract to HOUSING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION dba IKLO CONSTRUCTION, for City Hall Basement Restoration Hurricane Harvey Project; 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 materials testing services, contingencies and Civic Art relating to construction of facilities financed by the Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and DIGITAL AIR CONTROL, INC for Security System Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options




22.  ORDINANCE establishing the north side of the 1100 block of Usener Street, and the south side of the 1000-1100 block of Usener Street, within the City of Houston, Texas, as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


23.   ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 12.497 acres of land to HARRIS-FORT BEND COUNTIES MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 5, for inclusion in the district


24.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 37.8498 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 154, for inclusion in the district


25.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 50.5518 acres of land to HARRIS-MONTGOMERY COUNTIES MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 386, for inclusion in the district


26.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 1,261 square foot sanitary sewer easement, located in Tract 10J, out of the E.B. Cogswell Survey, Abstract No. A-785, Houston, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the easement to I-10 ANTOINE LLC, the abutting owner, in consideration of its payment to the City of $30,264.00 and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT A - PECK


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,310,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between City of Houston and DL GLOVER, INC for FY2020 Local Drainage Program Contract #2 (as approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0818, as amended); 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 – Ad Valorem Tax


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,370,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge, awarding contract to JFT CONSTRUCTION, INC for FY2021 Drainage Rehabilitation Storm Water Action Team (SWAT) Work Orders No. 2; 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 and CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $889,385.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to CSI CONSOLIDATED, LLC dba AIMS COMPANIES 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 CIP Cost Recovery and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,701,097.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to DL GLOVER, INC 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 testing services, CIP Cost Recovery and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSTON HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, for terms to expire December 5, 2023:  Position Three - CAROLYN MATTHEWS Position Five - REDICK EDWARDS Position Seven - MILTON L. BIRDWELL Position Nine - DANA KERVIN


7.  AMEND MOTION #2020-173, 4/22/2020, TO CORRECT the not to exceed amount and INCREASE spending authority on award to LOGICA RATIO, LLC for Professional Expert Medical Support Services for the Legal Department


9.  APPROVE spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Various Goods and Services related to the City’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


10.  RESOLUTION confirming support for the proposed development of certain properties as Affordable Rental Housing, each located in the City of Houston, Texas, and the submittal of applications for Housing Tax Credits for such developments - DISTRICTS A - PECK; B - JACKSON; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; E - MARTIN; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and J - POLLARD


11.  RESOLUTION confirming support for Cole Creek Estates, a proposed development for Affordable Rental Housing, to be located 6850 Gessner Road, Houston, Texas 77040, located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston, Texas or having been annexed into the City of Houston only for limited purposes, and the submittal of an application for Housing Tax Credits for said development


12.  RESOLUTION confirming support for the proposed development as Affordable Rental Housing of one or more properties which are subject to the Two Mile Same Year Rule, each located in the City of Houston, Texas, and the submittal of applications for Housing Tax Credits for such developments; allowing the construction of such developments; and authorizing the allocation of Tax Credits to such developments - DISTRICTS A - PECK; C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and J - POLLARD


13.  RESOLUTION explicitly identifying certain proposed development of Affordable Rental Housing as contributing most significantly to the concerted revitalization efforts of the City of Houston, Texas -  DISTRICTS A - PECK; B - JACKSON; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and J - POLLARD


14.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving a form of agreement for Rental Assistance Program Administration, Utility Assistance, Emergency Assistance, and Other Financial Assistance, and Related Services in connection with the City’s COVID-19 response for the Housing and Community Development Department to be executed by the City of Houston, Texas, and each of the following contractors:  BAKERRIPLEY, INC, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON; ALLIANCE FOR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES d/b/a THE ALLIANCE; and HARRIS COUNTY; authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for Rental Assistance Program Administration, Utility Assistance, Emergency Assistance, and Other Financial Assistance, and Related Services with each contractor; authorizing the Mayor to add additional contractors who meet the City’s specified criteria as set forth in this ordinance; providing a maximum contract amount


15.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving a form of agreement for Case Management, Navigation, and Housing Stability Services in connection with the City’s COVID-19 response for the Housing and Community Development Department to be executed by the City of Houston, Texas, and each of the following contractors: YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA; HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE, INC; MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES, INC; NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES; and ALLIANCE FOR MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY SERVICES d/b/a THE ALLIANCE; authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for Case Management, Navigation, and Housing Stability Services with each contractor; authorizing the Mayor to add additional contractors who meet the City’s specified criteria as set forth in this ordinance; providing a maximum contract amount


16.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,026,000.00 in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (“TIRZ”) Affordable Housing Funds for Single Family Disaster Recovery Affordable Housing Activities and approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE


17.  ORDINANCE authorizing the acceptance of award of $5,868,597.28 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds and approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS for administration of the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program


28.   ORDINANCE appropriating $1,416,181.52 out of Metro Projects Construction-DDSRF; awarding contract to DCE CONSTRUCTION, INC for Citywide Work Orders for Council District Service Fund Project # 4; 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 Metro Projects Construction-DDSRF

Non Consent Agenda - Numbering »

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING

NON CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 32 and 33


NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS


32.  RECEIVE nominations for Position One of the PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY, for a two year term


33.  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, 2021

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 Kubosh first
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