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Prayer, Pledge, & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Edwards


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers (Part 1 of 2) »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP030116

Public Speakers (Part 2 of 2) »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP030116


RECESS

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reconvene & Admin Report »

RECONVENE

MARCH 2, 2016 - 9:00 A. M.


MAYOR'S 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

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 21


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 and 2  


1.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for payment of $834,000.00 to the HARRIS-GALVESTON SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT for 2016 groundwater withdrawal permit fees - Enterprise Fund


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for establishment of a connection charge in the amount of $1.14 per square foot for properties connecting to the 8-inch water line located along Delano Street from Rusk Street constructed by HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LLC - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 3 through 6


3.  A & B ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC for Total Metals Analyses for the Houston Health Department - $67,200.00 - Grant Fund


4.  ALL BUSINESS MACHINES, INC dba ATTAINIT for Heavy Metal Analyzer through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Texas Multiple Award Schedule for the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $190,085.87 - Enterprise Fund


5.  ORDINANCE appropriating $559,358.10 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Purchase of Automated Refuse Carts for Solid Waste Management Department


6.  TOTER, LLC for Automated Refuse Carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson, Arizona for the Solid Waste Management Department This item should only be considered after passage of Item 5 above


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 7 through 21


8.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of Armada Drive, from Mansfield Road to its terminus; vacating and abandoning the street to Saint Mark's Ministries, abutting owner, in consideration of the payment of $32,979.00 to the City and other consideration - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


11.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to HOYT ENTERPRISES, INC dba HOYT BREATHING AIR PRODUCTS for Inspection, Maintenance, Repairs & Testing on Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Various Departments: providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $793,774.00 - General, Enterprise and Storm Water Funds


12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Continuation Agreement for the Transportation and Community and System Preservation 2002 Grant between the City of Houston and the FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (Approved by Ordinance No. 2002-805, as amended) - DISTRICTS C - COHEN; D - BOYKINS and K - GREEN


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Continuation Agreement for the Transportation and Community and System Preservation 2001 Grant between the City of Houston and the FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (Approved by Ordinance No. 2001-0656, as amended) - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


18.  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 BRIONES CONSULTING & ENGINEERING, LTD for Water and Wastewater Construction Projects


19.  ORDINANCE appropriating $40,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between the City of Houston and LLOYD, SMITHA & ASSOCIATES, LLC for Water Facilities Construction Projects


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,463,681.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and RS&H, INC for West Bellfort Paving and Drainage: Dairy Ashford to S. Kirkwood; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICT F - LE


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $806,089.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to NBG CONSTRUCTORS, INC for Cambridge Bridge Paving and Drainage - completion and corrections of previous construction work; 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, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

7.  ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of one or more series of City of Houston, Texas Public Improvement Refunding Bonds as may be further designated, described and provided herein; authorizing the payment and security thereof and certain designated officials to approve the principal amount, interest rates, prices, terms and sale thereof; authorizing such officials to determine the outstanding obligations to be refunded and/or defeased; approving certain other procedures, provisions and agreements related thereto, including authorizing the execution and delivery of one or more purchase contracts, Paying Agent/Registrar Agreements, Escrow Agreements, and other agreements; approving the use of a Preliminary Official Statement and authorizing the preparation and distribution of an official statement in connection with such offering; authorizing the engagement of Bond Counsel and Special Disclosure Counsel; making certain findings and other declarations necessary and incidental to the issuance of such refunding bonds; and declaring an emergency


9.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2009-0142, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount of the contract between the City and INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON for Congregate and Home Delivered Meal Services to the elderly provided through the Houston Health Department’s Harris County Area Agency on Aging


10.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Settlement, Release and Indemnity Agreement between Karen Echols, et al v. Ryan Gardiner, et al.; (USDC Civil Action; 4:11-CV-00882) to settle a lawsuit - $100,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


14.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1100 block of Bingham 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


15.  ORDINANCE establishing the north side of the 3000 block of Coal 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 B - DAVIS


16.  ORDINANCE establishing the east and west sides of the 500 block of Finnigan Park Place Court, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


17.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 9300-9400 block of Livernois Road, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Restated Agreement for Recycling Services between the City of Houston, Texas and WASTE MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS, INC, for the Solid Waste Management Department for Recycling Services; providing a maximum contract amount - 4 Years with two optional one-year renewals - $18,314,000.00 - General Fund  TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KNOX, STARDIG, LASTER, KUBOSH, GREEN, TRAVIS and LE This was Item 14 on Agenda of February 24, 2016

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 Davis first
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