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Council Member Gallegos


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MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 4


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following individuals to the AUTOMOTIVE BOARD      Position Two  -  JEFF L. QUISENBERRY, for an unexpired term ending 7/10/2023      Position Nine  -  NAZER G. TATAR, for a term to expire 7/10/2024


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON PARKS BOARD LGC, INC:        Position One  -  DAVID KINDER, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/202        Position Two - JOSEPH C. DILG, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022        Position Three - PRECIOUS WILLIAMS OWODUNNI, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/202        Position Four  - THOMAS W. FLAHERTY, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021        Position Five - JILL JEWETT, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021        Position Six   -  CHRISTOPHER D. PORTER, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021        Position Nine - BARRON F. WALLACE, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2023, and to serve as Chair       Position Ten -  HERMAN LUIS STUDE, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022      Position Eleven  - ANN LENTS, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021      Position Thirteen - CULLEN K. GEISELMAN, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022      Position Fourteen  - ANDREW PRICE, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021      Position Fifteen   - LAURA SPANJIAN, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2023      Position Sixteen -  DINA ALSOWAYEL, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022      Position Seventeen - ALBERTO P. CÁRDENAS, JR., reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021      Position Nineteen - PHOEBE TUDOR, appointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2022      Position Twenty - THOMAS “TOM” G. BACON, reappointment, for a term to expire 1/1/2021


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Police Chief for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for Officer IRWIN SON, for the period March 3, 2020 to May 31, 2020


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Health and Human Services Department for approval to extend Unpaid Leave of Absence for TERESITA LADRILLO, Bureau Chief, DDS, Bureau of Oral Health, for the period January 9, 2020 to July 6, 2020


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCET WORK - NUMBER 5


ACCEPT WORK


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $906,051.00 and acceptance of work on contract with CARRERA CONSTRUCTION, INC for Linkwood Playground - 4.99% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 14


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC - $1,288,208.00 and CHASTANG ENTERPRISES HOUSTON, LLC - $92,819.00 for Emergency Response Vehicles through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with Houston Galveston Area Council for Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Airport System - $1,381,027.00 - Enterprise Fund


7.  CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $2,749,860.00 and CHASTANG ENTERPRISES HOUSTON, LLC - $625,014.00 for Automobiles, Utility Vehicles, and Light-Duty Trucks for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Various Departments - $3,374,874.00 - Enterprise and Other Funds


9.  DISCOVERY RESOURCE - $50,000.00, NELL McCALLUM & ASSOCIATES, INC - $50,000.00 and CAROL DAVIS REPORTING, RECORDS & VIDEO, INC - $50,000.00 for purchase of Record Retrieval Services for the Legal Department - $150,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


10.  JHL COMMUNICATIONS, INC d/b/a PROFESSIONAL VIDEO - $40,000.00, CAROL DAVIS REPORTING, RECORDS & VIDEO, INC - $30,000.00 and NELL McCALLUM & ASSOCIATES, INC - $30,000.00 for purchase of Videography Services for the Legal Department - $100,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


11.  HP INC for approval of spending authority to purchase Computer Hardware and Services through the Texas Department of Information Resources for Houston Public Works - $2,016,543.00 - Enterprise and Other Funds


12.  MICROSOFT CORPORATION for approval of spending authority to purchase Handheld Computer Products and Related Services through the Texas Department of Information Resources for Houston Public Works - $311,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


13.  NETSYNC NETWORK SOLUTIONS for Cisco Telecommunications Equipment and Related Services through the Texas Department of Information Resources for Houston Public Works - $150,915.20 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERS 15 through 21


RESOLUTIONS


16.  RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to TOTAL CARE EMS Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code


17.  RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to LIFE MED CARE Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code


18.  RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to CARE EMS INC. Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.


19.  RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to GOODWILL AMBULANCE SERVICES LLC Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code


20.  RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to EDDIN 11 INC d/b/a ADVANCED AMBULANCE SERVICE Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code


21.   RESOLUTION authorizing the issuance of a letter of approval to PIEDRAS NEGRAS, LLC d/b/a ONCALL EMS Pursuant to Section 773.0573 of the Texas Health and Safety Code


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 22 through 59


ORDINANCES


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and THE ALLIANCE to provide $1,322,100.00 in Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Funds for the administration and operation of Hurricane Harvey Public Services Activities to provide Mental Health Services, Resilience Counseling Services, Small Business Technical Assistance, Occupational Training Services, and On-Site Child Care to low- and moderate-income persons who reside in Houston - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS and J - POLLARD


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and HOUSTON HELP, INC, to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA") Funds for the continuing administration and operation of a Community Residence along with the provision of Supportive Services - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and THE VILLAGE LEARNING CENTER, INC, to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Funds for the continuing administration and operation of a Vocational/Educational Training Program serving a special needs population - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


28.   ORDINANCE providing for a cash match; approving and authorizing the submission of a grant application to the U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) and the acceptance of the award for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program (the “Grant”) for the Houston Health Department and the Housing and Community Development Department; declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department (“Director”) to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director to accept the Grant award and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Houston and MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 6 for automatic assistance


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating the sum of $268,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for the purchase of Hardware, Software and Professional Services Supporting the eGIS Infrastructure Project for Houston Information Technology Services


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $567,200.00 out of Parks Consolidated Construction Fund and $42,000.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund; approving and authorizing five Landscape Architecture Task Order Contracts between City of Houston and (1) CLARK CONDON ASSOCIATES, INC, (2) DESIGN WORKSHOP, INC, (3) LAUREN GRIFFITH, INC, (4) M2L ASSOCIATES INC, and (5) WHITE OAK STUDIO dba JAMES PATTERSON ASSOCIATES, INC for the Landscape Architecture Task Order Contracting Program; providing a maximum contract amount


37.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Professional Services Contract between the City of Houston and TEXAS A&M ENGINEERING EXTENSION SERVICE for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Training Services for Houston Public Works; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $955,890.00 - Enterprise Fund


38.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2017-0425 (passed on June 21, 2017) to increase the maximum contract amount for Contract No. 4600014342 for contract between City of Houston and CLIFFORD POWER SYSTEMS, INC for Maintenance, Repair, and Testing of Emergency Power Units for Various Departments - $657,401.38 - Enterprise, General, and other Funds


39.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to SELRICO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for Fiber Cable Maintenance and Repair for Houston Public Works Department providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $648,021.90 - Enterprise Fund


40.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to KINLOCH EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY, INC for Sewer Cleaning and Repair Services for Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years contract with two one-year options - $1,711,224.90 - Fleet Management Fund


43.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 131.92 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 248, for inclusion in its district


44.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 132.48 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 127, for inclusion in its district


45.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 29.048 acres of land to WILLOW POINT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district


46.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City and the Property Owner(s) at 5110 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by ARKITEKTURA DEVELOPMENT, INC, providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


47.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving contract between the City and the Property Owner(s) at 5110 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for a 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project Deposit Agreement to pay for non grant-eligible work related to the contract between the City of Houston and the Property Owner(s) at 5110 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by ARKITEKTURA DEVELOPMENT, INC - DISTRICT C - KAMIN This Item should only be considered after passage of Item 46 above


48.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2017-748 to include the acquisition of six additional parcels for the Hillcroft Avenue and Court Road Extension Project and further finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of such parcels by gift, dedication, purchase and if necessary the use of eminent domain - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


49.  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 Rehabilitation of the Above Grade Crossings Package 2 Project; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest of ten parcels of land required for the project and situated in the Samuel Harris Survey, Abstract No. A-327,the H T & B R.R. Co. Survey, Abstract No. A-395, the CW Adams Survey, Abstract No. A-101, the Eli Noland League Survey, Abstract No. A-600, and the Samuel M. Williams League Survey, Abstract No. A-87, in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along or near Jensen Drive, W. Orem Drive, and Tidwell Road in Houston, Harris County,Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase and the use of eminent domain and further authorizing payment of the costs of such purchases and/or eminent domain proceedings and associated costs for relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title policies/services, recording fees, court costs, and expert witness fees in connection with the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to the ten parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and K - Castex-Tatum


52.  ORDINANCE appropriating $8,621,538.80 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund for City of Houston’s share of funding for Lake Livingston Spillway Gate Repair and Coating Project operated by the Trinity River Authority


53.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,093,799.75 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage Dedication Drainage and Street Renewal Fund; approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement (the "Agreement") between City of Houston and THE COASTAL WATER AUTHORITY for the design and permitting of the Phase 1 Lake Houston Dam Spillway Improvement Project - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


54.  ORDINANCE appropriating $70,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and $130,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing first amendment to the Professional General Environmental, Asbestos and Lead Related Consulting Services Agreement between City of Houston and TGE RESOURCES, INC (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0364)


55.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,107,400.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWNAM, INC for Wrightwood SSO Elimination; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


56.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,650,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and GUPTA & ASSOCIATES, INC for Staff Augmentation and Project Management Support for Wastewater Capital Improvement Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; providing a maximum contract amount


58.  ORDINANCE appropriating $44,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing a Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and MIDDLETON BROWN, LLC for CM19-07 Water Well Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


59.  ORDINANCE authorizing the transfer of $12,892,303.61 from NETL Expansion-Swift Fund to the HPW-NETL Construction Fund and appropriating said sum out of HPW-NETL Construction Fund, appropriating $17,321,672.52 out of Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, appropriating $4,039,323.87 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to HARPER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, LLC for 108-inch Water Line along City easements from Imperial Valley Drive to Green Plaza Drive; 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, Construction Management, Construction Program Management Services, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the HPW-NETL Construction Fund, Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, and Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

8.  NELL McCALLUM & ASSOCIATES, INC - $75,000.00, CAROL DAVIS REPORTING, RECORDS & VIDEO, INC - $100,000.00 - BRIAN PLETCHER d/b/a COASTAL REPORTING SERVICE - $75,000.00 for purchase of Court Reporting Services for the Legal Department - $250,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


14.  R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS, INC - $556,628.80 and AMTEC SALES, INC. dba PRINT MEDIA, INC - $200,100.00 for Barcoded Traffic, Non-Traffic and Parking Citations for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $756,728.80 - General and Enterprise Funds


15.  RESOLUTION of the City Council adopting the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) Budget Schedule for the City Budgets


24.  ORDINANCE amending City of Houston Ordinance Nos. 2017-516 passed July 25, 2017, as amended, 2017-965 passed December 19, 2017, as amended, and 2018-400 passed on May 22, 2018, which authorized the submission of the 2017 Annual Action Plan, and amendments thereto, including the applications/budgets for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (“HOPWA”) Grant, among others, to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development


26.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the director of the City of Houston Health Department (“Director”) to accept a grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for a public Health Crisis Response Grant (the “Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the director to expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to negotiate the terms and conditions and execute agreements between the City of Houston, Texas, and existing airlines, airport concessionaires and rental car companies to defer certain requirements and payments for the period between April and September 2020 pursuant to their City airport contracts until 2021, due to the impacts of the local and national state of disaster resulting from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a grant application to the US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION-FY2019 Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Program and the acceptance of the award for the Houston Fire Department; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Fire Department (“Director”) to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director to accept the grant award and expend the grant funds, as awarded, to extend the grant period and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a grant application to the US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION-FY2019 First Responder Mental Health Resiliency Program and the acceptance of the award for the Houston Fire Department; Declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Fire Department (“Director”) to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director to accept the Grant award and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, to extend the Grant period and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $777,000.00 out of Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund, and $150,239.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund awarding a construction contract to LANDSCAPE ART, INC for Walter Rasmus Park; setting a deadline for the proposer's execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance and other required contract documents to the City; holding the proposer in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for contingencies and engineering and materials testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by the Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund and the Contributed Capital Project Fund - DISTRICT J - POLLARD


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $940,000.00 out of Police Consolidated Construction Fund to the In-House Renovation Revolving Fund for Office Renovations and Facility Paving Improvements at Various Houston Police Department Facilities during FY2020


36.  ORDINANCE authorizing the use of Electronic Bidding


41.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement for Development, Operation and Maintenance of Veterans Memorial Park between the City of Houston, Texas, and HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS


42.  ORDINANCE appropriating $589,000.00 from Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to purchase of Body Armor Vests, Accessories and Supplies for Houston Police Officers


50.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to an Interlocal Agreement for the Brays Bayou and South Braeswood Detention Basin between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT (Contract No. C78131) - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


51.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston, HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT, and PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY in order to Study the Sediment Issue and Create a Cooperative Solution with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


57.  ORDINANCE appropriating $155,260.59 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and BRIDGEFARMER & ASSOCIATES, INC for Antoine Paving & Drainage from Hammerly to Hempstead Highway (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0329); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT A - PECK

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 60 and 61


60.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and AMBASSADOR SERVICES, LLC for Janitorial, Cleaning and Associated Services (approved by Ordinance 2019-0803) TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS DAVIS AND CASTEX-TATUM This was item 28 on agenda of March 11, 2020


61.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL, for the Freeway Crash Removal Pilot Program TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS PECK, DAVIS, AND KNOX This was item 31 on agenda of March 11, 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 Pollard first
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