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Prayer, Pledge, & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Robinson


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP051419


RECESS

Miscellaneous »

MISCELLANEOUS

1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals on the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Class A terms to expire December 31, 2021: Position One         -           Alex Brennan-Martin, reappointment Position Two         -           Bobby V.P. Singh, reappointment Position Three       -           Tom M. Segesta, appointment Position Four         -           Paul J. Puente, reappointment   Class C term to expire December 31, 2021: Position Twelve     -           Reginald L. Martin, appointment

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

ACCEPT WORK


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,740,010.94 and acceptance of work on contract with SCOHIL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC for Water Line Replacement in Harrisburg Area - 1.83% under the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


9.  PCM-G, INC. d/b/a PC MALL GOV, INC for spending authority to purchase of Learning Management System Software Subscription Services through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 Contract through the Cooperative Purchasing Program for Houston IT Services - 3 Years - $570,707.40 - Central Service Revolving Fund


13.  SWAN ANALYTICAL USA, INC for Water Analysis Instrumentation for Houston Public Works - $89,174.00 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS


ORDINANCES


17.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a variable width utility easement, from Lawrence Street to Nicholson Street, located in Block 92 of Houston Heights, situated in the J. Austin Survey, Abstract No. 1, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the easement to 19th Street Property, LLC, the underlying fee owner in consideration of its conveyance to the City of a 15-foot-wide sanitary sewer easement, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT C - COHEN


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and the property owner(s) at 14239 Kellywood Lane, Houston, Texas 77079 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by ARKITEKTURA DEVELOPMENT INC - $294,257.47 - Grant and Enterprise Funds - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $149,883.80 out of Contribution for Capital Projects; $1,650,000.00 out of Street and Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and HDR ENGINEERING, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for Pre-Engineering of Storm Water Drainage Improvements (Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0350); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $440,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and GRADIENT GROUP, LLC for Citywide Street and Traffic Rehabilitation 1; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

2.  RECOMMENDATION from Fire Chief for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (salary continuation) for Communications Captain GABRIEL LOZANO for the period February 15, 2019 through May 15, 2019


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Fire Chief for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (salary continuation) for Communications Captain EMT/ARFF ANTONIO MESA for the period February 22, 2019 through May 22, 2019


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $5,316,487.22 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC for Yorkshire Area Drainage and Paving Improvements - 0.47% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


6.   HWY 6 TRANSMISSION CENTER AND AUTO REPAIR, INC for Rebuild and Remanufactured Automatic Transmissions for Light Duty Vehicles for the Fleet Management Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,933,172.28 - Fleet Management Fund


7.  ALAMO GROUP (TX), INC for spending authority to purchase Mower Replacement Parts for Alamo and Mott’s Rotary, Flail, and Sickle Bar Attachment Mowers through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (BuyBoard) 1 Year - $787,388.53 - Fleet Management Fund


8.  CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, INC to purchase Houston Basics Video Production for the Houston Health Department - $60,000.00 - Essential Public Health Services Fund


10.  ALTIVIA CHEMICALS, LLC for the Supply of Liquid Ferrous Iron Solution and Inorganic Metal Salt Coagulant (Ferric Sulfate) for Houston Public Works - 5 Years - $24,496,921.00 - Enterprise Fund


11.  BRENNTAG SOUTHWEST INC for spending authority to purchase Sodium Hypochlorite for Houston Public Works - $8,786,092.00 - Enterprise Fund


12.  TOTER, LLC for Recycling Carts and Cart Lids through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson, Arizona for the Solid Waste Management Department - $571,408.45 - General Fund


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERS 14 and 15


14.  RESOLUTION of the City Council prescribing the date, time, and location of a public hearing on the City budgets for the time period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; authorizing notice of such public hearing and making other provisions related to the subject HEARING DATE - 9:00 AM - WEDNESDAY - JUNE 5, 2019


15.  RESOLUTION expressing no objection to an application for non-competitive 4% federal tax credits for acquisition and development of Green Oaks Apartments, an affordable housing community to be located near 1475 Gears Road in the City of Houston, Texas - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


16.  ORDINANCE relating to the issuance of one or more series of Airport System Special Facilities Revenue Bonds; authorizing a public hearing, publication of notice and appointment of hearing officer; declaring intent to reimburse certain project costs from bond proceeds thereof; authorizing matters relating thereto and making certain findings necessary and incidental to the project; declaring an emergency.


18.  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 Westridge Regional Lift Station Construction Project authorizing the acquisition  of fee simple title interests in or easement interests to two parcels of land required for the project which are situated in the Pleasant W. Rose, Abstract No. 645; and thirteen parcels of land required for the project which are situated in the D. White Survey, Abstract No. 887; all in Harris County, Texas, by gift dedication, purchase and the use of einent 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 all the parcels of land required for the project


19.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,200,000.00 out of Airport Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and KIMLEY-HORN and ASSOCIATES, INC, for the Parking Access and Revenue Control System Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston and William P. Hobby Airport, Houston; providing a maximum contract amount - $2,476,233.00 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and I - GALLEGOS


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Settlement and Release Agreement between the City of Houston and DENISE GARCIA to settle a lawsuit (USDC Civil Action Number 4:16-CV-2134)


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON, LLP for the Collection of Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes.


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and PERDUE, BRANDON, FIELDER, COLLINS & MOTT, LLP and GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP, functioning as a joint venture for the Collection of Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes.


23.  ORDINANCE authorizing the transfer of $24,000.00 from the NEWPP Expansion-Swift Fund to the HPW-NEWPP Construction Fund and appropriating said sum out of HPW-NEWPP Construction Fund; appropriating $126,000.00 out of Water Authorities Capital CONTRIB-NEWPP Fund; approving the expenditure of both sums as the fourth additional appropriation to the agreement for Professional Services between the City of Houston and HAWKINS DELAFIELD & WOOD LLP (Approved by Ordinance 2014-1183, as amended); amending Ordinance 2014-1183 to increase the maximum contract amount by $150,000.00 for a maximum contract amount of $1,931,590.00


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application and acceptance for grant assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grants; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Fire Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to accept and expend the grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program


25.  ORDINANCE denying the application of ENTERGY TEXAS, INC, to establish its distribution cost recovery factor filed with Houston, Texas on March 28, 2019; containing findings and provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for severability - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


26.   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; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability


27.  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; providing a maximum contract amount - $31,512.00 - Property & Casualty Fund


28.  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. 2017-703, to add seven new job classifications, change pay grades for three job classifications, change two job classification titles, and delete eight job classifications; providing a repealer; providing for severability 


29.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2016-0458 to increase the maximum contract amount and approving and authorizing first amendment to an agreement between the City of Houston and GREATER HOUSTON HEALTHCONNECT, INC, to extend the contract term and provide for additional services for the Emergency Telehealth and Navigation Program (ETHAN)


30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the Director of the Municipal Courts Department to extend the term of the agreement between the City of Houston and 1) LINEBARGER GOGGAN BLAIR & SAMPSON LLP, 2) GILA LLC d/b/a MUNICIPAL SERVICES BUREAU, and 3) GC SERVICES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP for Unpaid Account Collection Services for the Municipal Courts Department (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0518)


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $5,009,000.00 out of Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Construction Manager At Risk Contract between the City of Houston and J.E. DUNN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY to provide Pre-Construction and Construction Phase Services for the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza – Phase 2 Project for the Houston Public Library; providing funding for materials testing services, construction costs, civic art program and contingencies financed by the Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund  - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

Non Consent Agenda »

NON CONSENT AGENDA

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON-CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 36   


NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS


36.  RECEIVE nominations for Positions E and F of the HOUSTON CLEAN CITY COMMISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for terms ending January 1, 2021

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD  - NUMBERS 37 and 38


37.  MOTION by Council Member Cohen/Seconded by Council Member Davis to adopt recommendation from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,642,769.79 and acceptance of work on contract with REPIPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC dba IPR SOUTH CENTRAL, for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Cured-In-Place Pipe Method (4258-61) - 0.61% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; B - DAVIS; C - COHEN; E - MARTIN; F - LE; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and K - CASTEX-TATUM TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS EDWARDS and CASTEX-TATUM This was Item 9 on Agenda of May 8, 2019 


38.   ORDINANCE consenting to the creation of HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 539, containing 620.6117 acres of land within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston, Texas; authorizing the district to exercise road powers and to issue bonds for road facilities, subject to certain conditions TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG This was Item 18 on Agenda of May 8, 2019

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 Kubosh first
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