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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Castex-Tatum


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# 616 335 330# 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# 525 242 24#, however no public comment will be allowed outside of the public hearings


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP03-30-31


RECESS

Admin Report »

ADMIN REPORT

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

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposal to annex certain territory in the vicinity of Aldine-Westfield Road and Richey Road in Harris County, Texas - DISTRICT B - JACKSON


2.  PUBLIC HEARING to provide a Resolution of No Objection for the 4% Housing Tax Credit Application of EADO 800 Lofts LTD. - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 3 through 21


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 3


MISCELLANEOUS


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for payment of $1,032,000.00 to the HARRIS-GALVESTON SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT for 2021 Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Fees for Area 2 and 3 for the period between 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2022 - Enterprise Fund


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 4


ACCEPT WORK


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $8,708,077.65 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC., for Sewer Service to Unserved Area Package 3 – Magnolia Point Internal Sanitary Sewer Service 4.60% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 8


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


5.  NILFISK, INC for purchase of Autonomous Scrubber Dryers through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with Houston-Galveston Area Council for Houston Airport System - $258,740.00 - Enterprise Fund


6.  PENDAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC for Handheld Raman Spectrometer for Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $69,518.90 - Grant Fund


7.  MODULAR MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC for Modular Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility for the Houston Police Department - $329,631.00 - Grant Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 9 through 21


ORDINANCES


10.   ORDINANCE appropriating $200,000.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund to enhance the current CSMART System for Houston Information Technology Services and Various Departments


12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an amendment of a 40-Foot Wide Pipeline Easement to a 70-Foot Wide Pipeline Easement on City of Houston (“City”) owned property for Construction, Transportation, and Distribution of Water to and within West Harris County Regional Water Authority’s (“WHCRWA”) boundaries in exchange for WHCRWA’S payment to the City of $9,486.00 - DISTRICT A - PECK


13.  ORDINANCE appropriating $25,000,000.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) USA INC for the IAH Skyway Automated People Mover System Operations and Maintenance at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston - DISTRICT B - JACKSON


15.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to EBSCO INDUSTRIES, INC d/b/a EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES for Periodicals, Serials, and Newspaper Subscription Services for the Houston Public Library; providing a maximum contract amount - 5 Years with five one-year options - $1,500,000.00 - General Fund


17.  ORDINANCE appropriating $66,000.00 from Police Consolidated Construction Fund; $77,000.00 from Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund - Police; $907,115.00 from Fire Consolidated Construction Fund; $275,000.00 from Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund – Solid Waste; and $350,000.00 from Parks Consolidated Construction Fund to Task Order and Job Order Contracting Program for Professional and Construction Services (Approved by Ordinance Nos. 2016-0264; 2019-0391; 2019-0677; 2020-0090)


18.  ORDINANCE appropriating $34,513.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Advanced Funding Agreement between City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for Relocation and Adjustment of an existing water line along FM 1960 between SH 249 and Cutten Road; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT A - PECK


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY for the Houston Roadway Flood Warning System - DISTRICT F - THOMAS


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $8,293,807.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund-Drainage Charge and $3,522,000.06 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to TOTAL CONTRACTING LIMITED for Magnolia Park Sec. 2 Area Drainage and Paving Phase 1A; 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, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund-Drainage Charge and Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,019,779.00 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 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

8.  APPROVE spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Various Goods and Services related to the City’s response to the Winter Storm Uri


9.  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. 2021-160) to add one new job classification: Deputy Executive Assistant Police Chief; providing a repealer


11.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,016,000.00 out of the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for the planned CSMART Infrastructure and Data Center Refresh for Houston Information Technology Services


14.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-1032 to increase the maximum contract amounts of Various Vendor Agreements for Aging and Caregiver Supportive Services between City of Houston and (1) ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS ASSOCIATION, INC dba ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, (2) DINSMORE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC, (3) ENTRAMED, INC dba SENTIDO HEALTH, (4) EVELYN RUBENSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, (5) HEARING AID EXPRESS, INC, (6) HEIGHTS HEARING AIDS, LLC, (7) HOME DELIVERY INCONTINENT SUPPLIES CO., INC, (8) HOUSTON PRECISE DENTAL CARE, PLLC, (9) MERC MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY, INC, (10) THE MONTROSE CENTER, (11) PERRYLEE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC, (12) BEACON HILL INVESTMENTS CORP, dba SYNERGY HOMECARE OF HOUSTON, (13) HASELDEN HOMECARE LLC, dba SYNERGY HOMECARE OF KATY, (14) MONARCH ENDEAVORS LLC dba SYNERGY OF NORTHWEST HOUSTON, (15) MOSHER INITIATIVES INC dba SYNERGY HOMECARE OF CONROE, (16) TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, and (17) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, respectively, for the Harris County Area Agency on Aging of the Houston Health Department - $11,497,808.00 - Grant Fund


16.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to TITLE DATA, INC for a Searchable Title Database for the City of Houston Legal Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with three one-year options - $792,000.00 - General Fund

Matters Held - Numbering »

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING

MATTERS HELD - NUMBER 22


MATTERS HELD


22.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,894,599.84 and acceptance of work on contract with J. SIMMONS GROUP, INC for Safe Sidewalk, Work Authorization Project - 0.49% over the revised contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS A - PECK; B - JACKSON; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM This was Item 11 on Agenda of March 24, 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 Kamin first
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