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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Travis


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# 336 151 29# 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# 643 778 327#, however no public comment will be allowed


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP02-23-2021


RECESS

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 30


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for the confirmation of the appointment of the following individuals to the MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION and the FIREFIGHTER’S & POLICE OFFICERS’ CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (FIRE ONLY): Position One - PAUL S. GRIVICH, appointment for a term to expire 6/14/2022 Position Three - PHILLIP YATES, appointment for a term to expire 6/14/2023 Alternate Position One - CATHERINE BALLI, appointment for a term to expire 6/14/2022 Alternate Position Three - JASON E. PAYNE, appointment for a term to expire 6/14/2023  


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 2 through 7


ACCEPT WORK


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $1,906,404.95 and acceptance of work on contract with LEM CONSTRUCTION CO., INC for Rehabilitation of Dockal Lift Station and construction of Willie Lift Station - 1.12% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency - DISTRICTS B - JACKSON and H - CISNEROS


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $7,446,965.28 and acceptance of work on contract with CONRAD CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. for Greenbriar Street Paving and Drainage from Rice Boulevard to W. Holcombe Boulevard - 1.29% over the original contract amount - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,556,746.82 and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal - 4.52% over the original contract amount (4235-84)


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $7,036,373.73 and acceptance of work on contract with INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for Metro Central and Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements - 0.40% over the original contract amount - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN and G - TRAVIS


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $6,337,669.45 and acceptance of work on contract with INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for Southeast Water Purification Plant Improvements at TM1 and TM2 - Package 2 - 8.30% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $692,081.81 and acceptance of work on contract with SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection In Support of Rehabilitation - 6.20% under the original contract amount


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 8 and 9


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


8.  PLANET CELLULAR INC for Purchase of 120 Power Supply Modules for Traffic Cabinets for Houston Public Works - $21,300.00 - Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Fund - Metro et al


9.  BUREAU VERITAS NORTH AMERICA, INC for Purchase of Inspection Services for Waterline Rehabilitation through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Harris County Department of Education for Houston Public Works - 60 months - $5,000,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 12 through 30


ORDINANCES


15.  ORDINANCE amending  Ordinance No. 2016-0685 to increase maximum contract amounts of Various Vendor Agreements between City of Houston and 1) CITY OF JACINTO CITY, TEXAS, 2) CITY OF LA PORTE, 3) EVELYN RUBENSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, 4) NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, INC, 5) NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES, and  6) THE SALVATION ARMY, respectively for Nutrition and Transportation Services to senior adults provided through the Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department - $1,450,000.00 - Grant Fund


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City and CONTINENTAL AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Coverage consisting of Group Supplemental Hospital Indemnity Plan, Group Critical Illness with Cancer Insurance Plan, and Group Accident Insurance Plan for City Employees and Dependents, effective May 1, 2021 - 3 Years with two one-year options


17.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $1,000,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund previously appropriated to Construction Manager At Risk Contract with TIMES CONSTRUCTION INC for the Renovation of 5th, 8th & 9th floors at 611 Walker Street and the Relocation/Renovation of the 2805 McKinney Street Building (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-1018), and appropriating $1,000,000.00 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund to the Task Order and Job Order Contracting Program for 611 Walker Infrastructure Improvements - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Full and Final Settlement and Release Agreement between City of Houston and NOLA CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC; to Resolve Disputes arising out of activities financed by the Fund - $143,000.00 - General Fund


21.  ORDINANCE amending the City's Master Classification Plan (City of Houston Ordinance No. 1998-834), as most recently amended by City of Houston Ordinance No. 2020-441); to add eleven (11) new job Classifications; and deleting/delimiting two (2) obsolete job titles; providing a repealer


22.  ORDINANCE expanding the exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation of Freeport Goods that are Aircraft Parts, as authorized by Article 8, Section 1-J of the Texas Constitution and Texas Tax Code, Section 11.251(l) Adopted by Ordinance 1999-720


23.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,575,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and ARCADIS U.S., INC for Work Order Engineering Services for Capacity Remedial Measures Plan – Package #4; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,573,824.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and AMANI ENGINEERING, INC for Work Order Engineering Services for Capacity Remedial Measures Plan - Package #1; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS B - JACKSON and H - CISNEROS


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and GARVER, LLC for Southeast Water Purification Plant Technical Advisor Services; providing a maximum contract amount - $1,000,000.00 - Water & Sewer System Operating Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,100,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and T CONSTRUCTION, LLC for FY2020 Local Drainage Program Contract #4 (as approved by Ordinance No. 2020-0160); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery and testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $315,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and HATCH ASSOCIATES CONSULTING, INC for FY2016 Local Drainage Project Negotiated Design Work Orders (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0429); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,960,000.00 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 PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for FY2020 Local Drainage Program Contract #1 (as approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0977, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery and testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,622,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to INDUSTRIAL TX CORP for East Water Purification Plant Chlorine System Improvements - Replace Wet Scrubbers with Dry Scrubbers; 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 - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

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 - DISTRICT A - PECK


11.  RESOLUTION confirming support for the proposed development as Affordable Rental Housing of certain properties which are subject to the One Mile Three 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 - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


12.  ORDINANCE appropriating a sum not to exceed the amount currently in the Budget Stabilization Fund out of the Budget Stabilization Fund, transferring some or all of that amount as determined by the Finance Director to the Disaster Recovery Fund, and authorizing expenditures therefrom related to responding to and recovering from the 2021 Severe Winter Storm Emergency; declaring the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other eligible sources for such expenditures


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to Land Assembly and Development Grant Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON LAND BANK, to provide additional funds for the Acquisition and Development of Land for Affordable Housing


19.  ORDINANCE approving Purchase and Sale Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Seller, and BREEN ROAD HOLDING II, LLC, Purchaser, for the sale of approximately 1.9756 acres of land located at 7018 Log Hollow Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas for the purchase price of $261,000.00 – Revenue


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and CONSOR ENGINEERS, LLC for Design Phase Services for the Memorial Drive to San Felipe Hike & Bike Connection for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department - $735,043.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and G - TRAVIS


26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $36,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation to Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Agreement between City of Houston and TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC for Testing Laboratory Services (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0144); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge

Non Consent Agenda - Numbering »

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING

NON CONSENT AGEND -  NUMBER 31


NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS


31.  SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE for a Utility Corridor for replacement of an existing water line along Tidwell Road at Halls Bayou

HEARING DATE - 9:00 A.M - WEDNESDAY - MARCH 24, 2021

Matters Held - Numbering »

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 32 through 36


MATTERS HELD


32.  RESOLUTION confirming support for proposed development as Affordable Rental Housing of one or more properties, each of which  is  located in City  of Houston, Texas and within a census tract that has a poverty rate above 40% for individuals; allowing construction of such properties; supporting the submittal of applications for Housing Tax Credits for such developments; and authorizing the allocation of Tax Credits to such developments - DISTRICTS D - EVANS-SHABAZZ and H - CISNEROS DELAYED BY MOTION #2021-76, 2/17/2021 This was Item 9 on Agenda on February 17, 2021


33.  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 DELAYED BY MOTION #2021-77, 2/17/2021 This was Item 25 on Agenda of February 17, 2021


34.  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 DELAYED BY MOTION #2021-77, 2/17/2021 This was Item 26 on Agenda on February 17, 2021


35.  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; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and J - POLLARD DELAYED BY MOTION #2021-77, 2/17/2021 This was Item 27 on Agenda of February 17, 2021


36.  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 DELAYED BY MOTION #2021-77, 2/17/2021 This was Item 28 on Agenda of February 17, 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 Alcorn first
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