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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Kamin


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# 839 659 132# 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# 375 622 588#, however no public input will be allowed.


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Ordinances
ORDINANCES

1.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Houston at its regular meeting of TUESDAY, May 19, 2020, which will convene at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas, will consider the following item:   ORDINANCE relating to the designation of the Mayor’s Office in City Hall as the location from which Virtual City Council Meetings may be conducted


Public Speakers
PUBLIC SPEAKERS

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Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 33


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK -  NUMBERS 2 and 3


ACCEPT WORK


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,348,125.00 and acceptance of work on contract with MCKINNEY CONSTRUCTION, INC for Water Line Replacement in Imperial Valley Area Package II - 2.11% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $1,748,645.09 and acceptance of work on contract with FLINTCO, LLC for Acres Homes Multi-Service Center Renovation - 13.76% over the original Guaranteed Maximum Price - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 4


PROPERTY


4.  RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to deposit the amount of the Award of Special Commissioners into the Registry of the Court and pay the City’s costs of court in connection with eminent domain proceedings styled City of Houston v. Samuel Narvaez Ibarra, et al; Cause No. 1150547; for acquisition of Parcel KY17-046, for Easement Acquisition for the NORTHEAST TRANSMISSION 108-INCH WATER LINE EASEMENT ACQUISITION PROJECT


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 11


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


5.  MAC HAIK DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP for Chrysler/Dodge OEM Replacement Parts and Repair Services for Fleet Management Department - 36 Month term with two one-year options - $1,793,649.31 - Fleet Management Fund


6.  QIAGEN, INC for approval of spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Microbiology Equipment Testing Stations related to COVID-19 Pandemic for the Houston Health Department - $106,495.30 - General Fund


8.  TACTICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, INC for the Octasic® Tactical Support Equipment for the Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $401,500.00 - Grant Fund


9.  ADVANCED SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC for Mobile Vehicle Barrier Systems for Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Houston Police Department - $268,251.00 - Grant Fund


10.  INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for Fiberglass Reinforced Polyethylene Ferric Sulfate Chemical Storage Tanks and Services for Houston Public Works - $480,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


11.  INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for a Wastewater Bar Screen at the 655 Maxey Rd. Wastewater Treatment Plant for Houston Public Works - $397,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS


12.  RESOLUTION of City Council amending Resolution No. 2020-19 to adopt a Modified Budget Schedule for the City Budgets for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 12


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 13 through 33


ORDINANCES


13.  ORDINANCE supplementing the City of Houston, Texas Combined Utility System Master Ordinance No. 2004-299 authorizing the issuance of the Combined Utility System First Lien Revenue and Refunding Bonds in several Series designations; authorizing the Mayor and City Controller to approve the amounts, interest rates, prices, and terms thereof and certain other matters relating thereto; making other provisions regarding such Bonds including the use of one or more preliminary official statements and authorizing the preparation and distribution of one or more official statements and matters incident thereto; awarding the sale of the Bonds; authorizing the defeasance, final payment, and discharge of certain Combined Utility System Commercial Paper Notes and certain Combined Utility System Outstanding Bonds; authorizing the execution and delivery of escrow agreements; authorizing the purchase of and subscription for certain escrowed securities; authorizing escrow verification and engagement of escrow agents; authorizing execution and delivery of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and declaring an emergency


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and AVENUE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION to provide $300,000.00 in Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Funds for the administration and operation of Hurricane Harvey Public Services Activities to provide Housing Education and Counseling Services to low- and moderate-income persons who reside in Houston - 1 Year - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and THE HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE to provide $300,000.00 in Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the administration and operation of a program to provide Housing Counseling Services and Disaster Case Management to approximately 350 low-to-moderate income households who were directly or indirectly affected by Hurricane Harvey - 1 Year


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a first amendment to an interlocal agreement between the City of Houston and the HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT for Job Readiness Training Programs (approved by Ordinance No. 2019-138) - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $52,847.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Citywide PC Replacement Project for Houston Information Technology Services


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to Communication Equipment License Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Licensee, and ZIONS BANCORPORATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION d/b/a AMEGY BANK, Licensor, and increasing spending authority - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


28.  ORDINANCE releasing certain territory consisting of approximately 98.08 acres of land, located in and around Wilson Road and Will Clayton Parkway, from the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston, Texas; imposing certain conditions


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and AGC GROUP, INC for FY16 Local Drainage Project Negotiated Design Work Orders Contract #1 (approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0032)


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,108,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and FREESE AND NICHOLS, INC for Sims South Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


31.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-390, passed second reading May 13, 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 -THIRD AND FINAL READING


32.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-391, passed second reading May 13, 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING


33.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-392, passed second reading May 13, 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

7.  DAVENPORT AVIATION, INC for Airbus Helicopter for the Houston Police Department through the General Services Administration Schedule 84 through the Cooperative Purchasing Program - $7,495,063.00 - Grant Fund


14.  ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of one or more Series of City of Houston, Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2020 to provide for the payment of the current expenses of the City for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021; prescribing the terms and form thereof and authorizing the Finance Working Group to determine certain terms and conditions relating thereto; providing for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon; approving and authorizing the distribution of a Preliminary Official Statement and official notice of sale to be used in connection with the sale of the notes; authorizing the preparation and distribution of an official statement; authorizing the execution and delivery of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and making other findings and provisions relating to such Notes and matters incident thereto; and declaring an emergency


15.  ORDINANCE approving a supplemental borrowing evidenced by City of Houston, Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2020A to provide for payment of current expenses of the City for a portion of the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021; providing for the payment of the principal of and interest on such Notes; authorizing the procedure for determining the terms and conditions of such Notes; authorizing the execution of a Note Purchase Agreement; making other findings and provisions related to such Notes and matters incident thereto; and declaring an emergency


16.  ORDINANCE amending various provisions of CHAPTER 46, “Vehicles for Hire," of the City Code


17.  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. 2019-837); to add fifteen new job Classifications; and deleting/delimiting five job titles; providing a repealer


18.  ORDINANCE amending the City's Master Classification Plan (City of Houston Ordinance No. 1998-834) by revising the Pay Structure for City Employees (Exhibit B); providing a repealer This Item should only be considered after passage of Item 17 above


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and Houston's CAPITAL INVESTING IN DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF ADULTS, INC, extending the term of the contract and providing additional Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") Funds for the continued administration, implementation, oversight and delivery of a Workforce Development Program - 1 Year - $200,000.00 - Grant Fund


25.   ORDINANCE appropriating $420,000.00 from Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund and $300,000.00 from Contributed Capital Project Fund for Professional Services to Support, Develop and/or Redesign several City of Houston Applications and Websites for Houston Information Technology Services and Various Other Departments


26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $587,149.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Vehicle Shop Equipment to support City Fleet Maintenance Department Operations

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

34.  REVIEW on the record and make determination relative to the appeal from the decision of the General Appeals Board to uphold the decision of Houston Public Works (City Engineer) relative to the denial of Chapter 19 Code of Ordinance Repair Permits for Arbor Court Apartments, Houston, Texas, filed by Kenneth Chaiken on behalf of DM Arbor Court, LTD.


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 Robinson first
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