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ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 2 through 4


ACCEPT WORK


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $7,047,477.45 and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal - 1.48% under the original contract amount (4257-152) - DISTRICTS A - PECK; B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $1,913,681.69 and acceptance of work on contract with T CONSTRUCTION LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal - 1.30% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; I - GALLEGOS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $344,469.00 and acceptance of work on contract with C. F. MCDONALD ELECTRIC, INC for Burnett Bayland Park Ballfield Lighting for Parks and Recreation Department - DISTRICT J - POLLARD


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 9


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  D. W. INDUSTRIES, INC for Hoses and Fittings for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,159,220.75 - Enterprise Fund


7.  THE SCRUGGS COMPANY for purchase of Electric Actuators for the Houston Public Works - $61,202.00 - Enterprise Fund


8.  LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWNAM, INC for Emergency Purchase for Engineering and Technical Support Services for Houston Public Works - $225,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


9.  HARPER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, LLC for Emergency Purchase for Repair and Restoration Services for the Houston Public Works - $800,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


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RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERS 10 through 13


RESOLUTIONS


11.  RESOLUTION approving and authorizing the nomination of CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, located at 8020 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, to the Texas Economic Development Bank established by the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office within the Office of the Governor for designation as an Enterprise Project - DISTRICT A - PECK 


12.   RESOLUTION approving and authorizing the nomination of POWELL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INC, located at 8550 Mosley Rd., Houston, Texas, and 7232 Airport Blvd., Houston, Texas, to the Texas Economic Development Bank established by the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office within the Office of the Governor for designation as an Enterprise Project - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


13.  RESOLUTION repealing Resolution No. 2013-61, Houston, Texas, relating to the designation of the WHITAKER-GRALIANO-BROWN HOUSE located at 400 Cordell Street within the City of Houston as a Landmark and Protected Landmark - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 14 through 43


ORDINANCES


14.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 400 Cordell Street within City of Houston, Texas as a protected landmark and known as the “WHITAKER-GRALIANO-BROWN HOUSE”; containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for a penalty - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS This item should only be considered after passage of Item 13 above


15.  ORDINANCE denying the application of ENTERGY TEXAS, INC, for approval to amend its Distribution Cost Recovery Factor filed with Houston, Texas, on March 30, 2020


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Airline International Facilities Agreement (IFA) Blanket Amendment between City of Houston, Texas, and airlines who have executed an IFA for operations in Terminal D at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston (IAH) - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


19.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Loan Agreement between City of Houston and EDISON ARTS FOUNDATION to provide a $5,000,000.00 Performance Based Loan in Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Funds for the development of a proposed Edison Performing Arts Center- DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and HOUSTON VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROGRAM, INC, to extend the term of the contract and provide an additional $150,700.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Funds for the continuing administration of a Legal Supportive Services Program


21.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $4,000,000.00 in TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds, including $3,000,000.00 which was a part of a previous TIRZ appropriation authorized Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2017-759, as amended by several Ordinances, including Ordinance Nos. 2018-612 and 2018-937 to provide funding for Master Contractor Agreements and related documents under the new Home Development Program, and $1,000,000.00 of which was a part of a previous TIRZ appropriation authorized Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2017-860, as amended by several Ordinances, including Ordinance Nos. 2018-56 and 2019-498 to provide funding for Master Contractor Agreements and related documents under the Home Repair Program


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fifth amendment to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery 2015 (CDBG-DR15) Action Plan to revise and replace the Housing Buyout Program with Property Buyout Program in the Strategic Buyout Program


24.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving amendment to Ordinance No. 2019-265 to increase the maximum allowable amount for individual Homeowner Assistance to allow compliance with homeowner association and other neighborhood requirements and for additional bedrooms based on eligible household size and need


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Sole Source Contract between City of Houston and AZTECA SYSTEMS, LLC for Cityworks® Software License, Maintenance, and Services for the Parks and Recreation Department - 1 Year with four one-year options - $681,600.00 - Maintenance Renewal and Replacement Fund


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Contract No. 4600014574 between City of Houston and NETSYNC NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC to add additional terms to the Enterprise Agreement for Software Licensing, Hardware, Support, Maintenance, and Professional Services for Houston Information Technology Services (as approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0794)


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating funds in the amount of $40,000.00 out of the General Improvement Consolidated Construction Fund, $250,000.00 out of the Parks Consolidated Construction Fund, $85,000.00 out of the Fire Consolidated Construction Fund, $86,000.00 out of the Police Consolidated Construction Fund, $217,000.00 out of the Solid Waste Consolidated Construction Fund, $100,000.00 out of the Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund, $50,000.00 out of the Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund, for the Environmental Remediation, Underground Storage Tank Removal and Demolition Services Task Order Contracting Program for FY2020 (approved by Ordinance No. 2018-477)


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $20,930.50 out of Woodlands Regional Participation Fund; $188,374.50 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisition CP Series E Fund; and approving and authorizing a Professional Architectural Services Contract between City of Houston and HARRISON KORNBERG ARCHITECTS, LLC, to perform design and construction phase services for Lake Houston Wilderness Park On-Site Residence, Intern Cabin and Two Cottage Replacements for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


31.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2017-990 to increase the maximum contract amount to $1,700,000.00 for the Professional Project Management Services  Task Order Contract between City of Houston and VERGEL GAY & ASSOCIATES, LLC, for Task Order and Job Order Contracting Program


32.  ORDINANCE authorizing the conveyance of a pipeline easement from City of Houston, Texas to M2E3, LLC, upon a portion of the Sylvan Rodriguez Park - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


33.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an Indemnity Agreement between City of Houston, Texas and M2E3, LLC, pertaining to three pipeline easements upon three parcels of land - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


34.  ORDINANCE authorizing the conveyance of three pipeline easements from City of Houston, Texas to M2E3, LLC, upon three parcels of land - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ This item should only be considered after passage of Item 33 above


37.  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 Northpark Drive Overpass Project; authorizing the acquisition, by gift, dedication, purchase, or eminent domain proceedings, of the fee simple title or easements in and to twenty-nine parcels of land required for the project and situated in the Mary Owens Survey, Abstract No. 405, Montgomery County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along the north and south lines of Northpark Drive in  Houston, Montgomery County, Texas; authorizing payment of the costs of such acquisitions, including the purchase prices for the property interests and costs associated with relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title policies/services, recordation of instruments, eminent domain proceedings, court costs, and expert witness fees, and authorizing the retention of special counsel in connection with the acquisition of fee simple or easement interests to twenty-nine parcels of land required for the project


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to the Advanced Funding Agreement between City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT) for Building Improvements for Houston TranStar Center (as approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0073)


39.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Agreement between City of Houston and BRAUN INTERTEC CORPORATION for Engineering Materials Testing System


40.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-390, passed first reading May 6, 2020  ORDINANCE granting to ADVANCED SUPERWASH INC, a Texas Corporation, 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 - SECOND READING


41.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-391, passed first reading May 6, 2020  ORDINANCE granting to IMELDA MARQUEZ, dba J & M RECYCLING, a Texas Sole Proprietorship, 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


42.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-392, passed first reading May 6, 2020  ORDINANCE granting to UNITED RENTALS (NORTH AMERICA), INC, dba RELIABLE ONSITE SERVICES, a Delaware Corporation, 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


43.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-357, passed second reading May 6, 2020  ORDINANCE granting to HOUSTON WASTE SERVICES 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2) »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

1.   RECOMMENDATION from the Houston Fire Chief to approve the nominations for Executive Assistant Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief (Fire Marshal) positions


5.  METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALISTS, INC for purchase of Rescue Camera Kits for Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of Houston Fire Department - $49,725.00 - Grant Fund


10.  RESOLUTION of the City Council setting a public hearing at 9:00 O’Clock a.m. on May 27, 2020, in the City Council Chamber of City Hall, 901 Bagby Street, Second Floor, Houston, Texas, 77002, on the City Budgets for the time period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; authorizing notice of such public hearing and making other provisions related to the subject 


16.  ORDINANCE accepting the proposal from the HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP, through member company, the HANOVER INSURANCE COMPANY, and approving and authorizing the purchase of Crime Insurance for Public Employee Dishonesty - $31,511.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Professional Services Agreement between City of Houston and BALLARD SPAHR LLP for Legal Assistance to the City of Houston related to matters involving Affordable Housing Federal Grants; providing a maximum contract amount - $700,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


23.  ORDINANCE adopting the City of Houston Hurricane Harvey Economic Development Program Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract with TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE for Tire Retreading Services, for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $4,184,440.00 - Fleet Management Fund


28.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-0254, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City and EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING CENTERS, INC for Professional Services for the administration of Hire Houston Youth Summer Jobs Program for the Mayor’s Office of Education - $1,236,941.00 - General Fund


35.  ORDINANCE establishing a special minimum lot size area Pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, comprised of properties within the Houston Heights and Studes Second Addition Subdivisions, within the City of Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


36.  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 Windermere Outfall Repair Project for two parcels of land required for the project and situated in John D Taylor Survey, Abstract 72, in 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 title interest in or easement to the two parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS

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MATTERS HELD

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MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 44 through 46


44.  AIR GAS USA LLC for Industrial, Medical, and Specialty Gases for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,647,937.59 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MARTIN This was Item 8 on Agenda of May 6, 2020


45.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 44 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to Tax Abatement TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS CASTEX-TATUM; PLUMMER and ALCORN This was Item 10 on Agenda of May 6, 2020


46.  ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 39-1, 39-49, 39-62, AND 39-63 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, establishing a fee for the Lease and Management of Containers for Garbage and Recyclables for Residential Units; establishing an effective date DELAYED BY MOTION 2020-212, 05/06/2020 This was Item 45 on Agenda of May 6, 2020

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2) »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Professional Services Agreement between City of Houston and BALLARD SPAHR LLP for Legal Assistance to the City of Houston related to matters involving Affordable Housing Federal Grants; providing a maximum contract amount - $700,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


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36.  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 Windermere Outfall Repair Project for two parcels of land required for the project and situated in John D Taylor Survey, Abstract 72, in 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 title interest in or easement to the two parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS

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 Gallegos first
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