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CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for Extension of Unpaid Leave of Absence for LEONARD MAYBERRY, Field Supervisor, for the period July 3, 2019 to March 23, 2020


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 2 through 4


ACCEPT WORK


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $1,769,805.51 and acceptance of work on contract with GRAVA LLC for Quick Connect Electrical Improvements at 40 Lift Stations - 0.94% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $16,013,541.17 and acceptance of work on contract with MANHATTAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for Ardmore Maintenance Facility - 2.15% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 5


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 8


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  GALLS, LLC for purchase of Apparel Uniforms and Accessories for the Houston Fire Department – 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $7,526,275.50 - General Fund


7.  GLOBE ELECTRIC CO, INC - $2,036,552.70 and PARADIGM TRAFFIC SYSTEMS, INC - $692,406.00 for Traffic Signal Hardware for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $2,728,958.70 Enterprise Fund


8.  CPR SERVICES and SUPPLIES, INC dba MDN ENTERPRISES for Sewer Casting Products for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $1,331,165.00 - Enterprise and Storm Water Funds


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RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 9


RESOLUTIONS


9.  RESOLUTION expressing no objection to an application for non-competitive 4% Federal Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of Vermillion Apartments, an affordable housing community for families located near 3360 Alice Street in the City of Houston, Texas - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


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ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 10 through 36


ORDINANCES


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing reinstatement, second amendment and Modification Agreement Pertaining To Amended Loan Agreement, Note, Deed Of Trust, Restrictive Covenants and other loan documents, as amended, between City of Houston, Texas and INDEPENDENCE HALL MUTUAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION, relating to a 292-unit apartment complex housing low income elderly, disabled and/or handicapped persons, located in the vicinity of 6 Burress Street, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and THE WOMEN’S HOME to provide $850,813.00 in Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Funds to provide Case Management for the administration and operation of Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Services, and Job Training and Education to low-to-moderate income persons - 1 Year


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the Director of the Houston Airport System to apply for and accept Discretionary Grant Funds up to $50,000,000.00 from the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) for Various Projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport; declaring the city’s eligibility for such Grants; authorizing the Director of the Houston Airport System to expend the Grant Funds as awarded and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I- GALLEGOS


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the Director of the Houston Airport System to apply for and accept Entitlement Grant Funds up to $239,750,000.00 from the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) for Various Projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport; declaring the city’s eligibility for such Grants; authorizing the Director of the Houston Airport System to expend the Grant Funds as awarded and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I- GALLEGOS


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an agreement between City of Houston and HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP for Bond Counsel, Special Disclosure Counsel, and Special Tax Counsel Services for Various Departments; approving a maximum contract amount Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell notes for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance current expenses.  The proposed bond counsel, Holland & Knight, LLP (“Holland & Knight”), is a full service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Holland & Knight has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of similar notes in 2019. The engagement of Holland & Knight is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City. Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an amended and restated operating agreement for the MLB Youth Academy at Sylvester Turner Park between City of Houston, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL YOUTH FOUNDATION, and ASTROS FOUNDATION for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department  DISTRICT A - PECK


24.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 4.3875 acres of land to CROSBY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City and the Property Owner(s) at 4710 Braesvalley Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for 2016 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by ARKITEKTURA DEVELOPMENT, INC; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $8,153,595.28 out of HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund; authorizing the transfer of $1,063,627.64 from HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund to the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund for Cost Recovery; authorizing the transfer of $1,204,332.36 from the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund to the HPW-SETL Construction Fund and appropriating $1,204,332.36 out of HPW-SETL Construction Fund; and appropriating $180,672.36 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund ; approving and authorizing third amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWNAM, INC. associated with the Southeast Transmission Water Line System (approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0623, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,466,363.00 out of HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund; authorizing the transfer of $321,738.90 from HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund to Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund for Cost Recovery; authorizing the transfer of $230,375.00 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund to the HPW-SETL Construction Fund and appropriating $230,375.00 out of HPW-SETL Construction Fund; and appropriating $34,561.10 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and BINKLEY & BARFIELD, INC for 54-Inch Water Line along Galveston Road, from Harris County Flood Control District Channel No. B104-05-00 to Clear Lake City Water Authority Pump Station No. 3; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,371,468.96 out of HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund; authorizing the transfer of $309,322.66 from HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund to Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund or Cost Recovery; authorizing the transfer of $48,113.70 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund to HPW-SETL Construction Fund and appropriating $48,113.70 out of HPW-SETL Construction Fund; and appropriating $7,217.34 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and NATHELYNE A. KENNEDY & ASSOCIATES, L.P. for 48/42/16-Inch Water Line along Mill Forest Road, Medical Center Blvd., Enterprise Corridor, Old Galveston Road, Nasa Bypass from Clear Lake Water Authority Pump Station No. #3 to Magnolia Ave.; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,730,762.40 out of HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund; authorizing the transfer of $225,741.42 from HPW-SETL Capital Contribution Fund to Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund for Cost Recovery; authorizing the transfer of $771,864.02 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund to HPW-SETL Construction Fund and appropriating $771,864.02 out of the HPW-SETL Construction Fund; and appropriating $115,773.58 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund; approving and authorizing a Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and TEXAS AMERICAN ENGINEERING, LLC for 36-Inch Water Line along Medical Center Blvd., Channel A111-00-00 and Bay Area Blvd., from Galveston Road to Beamer Road; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,690,894.40 out of HPW-SETL Capital Contribution; authorizing the transfer of $351,024.40 from HPW-SETL Capital Contribution to Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund for Cost Recovery; authorizing the transfer of $325,130.00 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund to HPW-SETL Construction Fund and appropriating $325,130.00 out of HPW-SETL Construction Fund; and appropriating $48,775.60 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and GUNDA CORPORATION, LLC for 54-Inch Water Line along Beltway 8, Duffer Lane, Perimeter Road and Highway 3 from Grayson Street to Harris County Flood Control District Channel No. B104-05-00; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


34.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-304, passed first reading April 8, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to ABSOLUTE WASTE SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, Pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions and making certain findings related thereto - SECOND READING


35.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-305, passed first reading April 8, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to VIKING FENCE CO. LTD, a Texas Limited Partnership  the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, Pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas;  providing for related terms and conditions, and making certain findings related thereto - SECOND READING


36.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-274, passed second reading April 8, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to PROPER PRESSURE WASHING AND HANDYMAN, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, Pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain findings related thereto - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $6,020,855.13 and acceptance of work on contract with PORTLAND UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Sliplining and Pipe Bursting Methods - 3.99% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount (4257-144)


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works to purchase Parcel AY17-215, located at 909 Shepherd Drive, owned by LG 909 Shepherd Drive, LLC c/o Leon Capital Group, for the SHEPHERD AND DURHAM PAVING AND DRAINAGE PROJECT - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


10.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to Human Trafficking Training Certification


11.  ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, to further implement the use of Electronic Signatures, Records, and Seals


12.  ORDINANCE suspending for forty-five days the implementation of the Interim Rate Adjustment Filing pertaining to the Retail Gas Utility Rates by CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP, d/b/a CENTERPOINT ENERGY ENTEX and as CENTERPOINT ENERGY TEXAS GAS and otherwise maintaining current rates in effect until changed


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing term sheets defining the parameters of amendments to agreements between City of Houston, Texas, and existing airlines, airport concessionaires and rental car companies to defer payments for a 90-day period and defer certain other requirements until December 31, 2021 Pursuant to their City Airport Contracts, due to the impacts of the Local and National State of Disaster resulting from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and I - GALLEGOS


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY on behalf of Harris County Public Health for the support of Substance Abuse Prevention Activities by the Houston Health Department


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a grant application to THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION by the City of Houston Health Department to conduct the Medical Monitoring Project (the "Grant"); declaring the City's eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to act as the City's representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to accept the Grant and expend the Grant Funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant


25.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 5.8767 acres of land to WHITE OAK BEND MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $431,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to the Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and STANTEC CONSULTING SERVICES, INC for proposed 60-Inch Water Line along Glen Valley Drive, Santa Elena Street and Colgate Street from Rockhill Street to Dixie Drive (approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0414, as amended) - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and I - GALLEGOS

 

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT - NUMBER 37


NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS


37.  SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE regarding the renewal of the Tax Abatement Ordinance HEARING DATE - 9:00 A. M. - WEDNESDAY - APRIL 29, 2020

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 38 and 39


MATTERS HELD


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Loan Agreement between City of Houston and GALA at MACGREGOR, LP. to provide a loan of Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the City’s Harvey Multifamily Program, to partially finance the new construction of Gala at MacGregor, a 85-unit senior multifamily affordable rental housing community, located in the vicinity of 102 Carson Court Houston, Texas - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER EVANS-SHABAZZ This was Item 18 on the Agenda of April 8, 2020


39.  ORDINANCE consenting to the creation of HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 575 and authorizing the District to issue bonds for road facilities within the City of Houston, Texas, subject to certain conditions - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS CASTEX-TATUM and EVANS-SHABAZZ This was Item 25 on Agenda of April 8, 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 MEMNBERS - Council Member Cisneros first
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