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Prayer, Pledge, & Roll Call »

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 Wednesday via teleconference at (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 329 527 789# and details for signing up and participating are posted at https://www.houstontx.gov/council/meetingsinfo.html


INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Pollard


9:00 AM - ROLL CALL


ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Public Speakers

9:30 AM - PUBLIC SPEAKERS

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 26


MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HOUSTON RECOVERY CENTER, LGC,: Position One   -    KAY AUSTIN, reappointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2022 Position Two -      BURNELL JONES, appointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2022 Position Three -   WARREN L. HOLLEMAN, appointment, for an unexpired term to expire 9/30/2021 Position Five -      ELIZABETH T. NUNNALLY, reappointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2022 Position Nine -     RANDALL C. (RANDY) HOUSTON, appointment, for a term to expire 9/30/2022


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 2 through 4


2.  FRAZER, LTD. for the purchase of Modular Bodies through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Fire Department - $347,225.00 - Fire Consolidated Construction Fund


3.  CALDWELL COUNTRY FORD - $54,280.00, CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $250,990.00 and CHASTANG ENTERPRISE HOUSTON, LLC - $93,551.00 for purchase of Light-Duty Trucks through the Interlocal Agreements for Cooperative Purchasing with the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (BuyBoard) for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Police Department and Houston Information Technology Services - General, Equipment Acquisition Consolidated and Grant Funds


4.  EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC for approval of payment for Emergency Replacement Parts for the Sludge Collection System for Houston Public Works - $67,663.66 - Enterprise Fund


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 5 through 26


7.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OF HOUSTON/HARRIS COUNTY, extending the term of the contract and providing additional Emergency Solutions Grant Funds and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the continuing operation and  maintenance of a Homeless Management Information System - 1 Year - $148,302.94 - Grant Fund


8.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,000,000.00 in TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds to provide Down Payment and Closing Costs Assistance to income eligible first-time homebuyers through the Homebuyer Assistance Program


9.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Loan Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON AREA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 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 New Hope Housing Avenue J, a 100-unit multifamily affordable rental housing community, located in the vicinity of 5220 Avenue J. Houston, Texas - $12,485,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


10.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and BUCKNER CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC, extending the term of the contract and providing additional Community Development Block Grant Funds for program costs including Supportive Housing and Other Supportive Services to families with children who are in danger of being separated from their families -1 Year - $100,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


11.  ORDINANCE authorizing City of Houston to enter into contract with the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS for an award of Homeless Housing and Services Program Funds


12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Land Lease between City of Houston, Texas, and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, for certain premises at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston for the Air Route Traffic Control Center, Security Buffer and Access Road - Revenue - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing full and final compromise, settlement, release, and indemnity agreement between City of Houston and NORSTAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC, d/b/a BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES - $652,289.00 - Enterprise Fund


14.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $179,481.51 out of Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund previously appropriated for the Design/Build Contract with TIMES CONSTRUCTION INC for the John Peavy Senior Center Renovation Project (Approved by Ordinance Nos. 2018-263 and 2017-356) and appropriating $179,481.51 out of Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund to the Task Order and Job Order Contracting Program for the FY2020 for the above project - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


16.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to ALLIANCE HEALTH RESOURCES MOBILE DIVISION, LTD for Occupational Medical Testing Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,217,630.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


17.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to NIVERCO BIOMEDICAL SERVICES, LLC for Electrical Safety Inspections, Repairs and Preventive Maintenance of Laboratory Services for Houston Public Works and Houston Health Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options  $902,015.90 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


18.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of Grant Funds through the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES, FY20 COPS HIRING PROGRAM GRANT; declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


19.  ORDINANCE re-adopting, re-approving, and ratifying Ordinance No. 2020-297, a MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION ORDINANCE prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 8.7756 acres commonly known as 7010 Mykawa, Houston, Harris County, Texas; re-supporting the issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the request of ASHLAND, LLC - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


20.  ORDINANCE re-adopting, re-approving, and ratifying Ordinance No. 2020-298, a MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION ORDINANCE prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 1.435 acres commonly known as 5532 Harvey Wilson, Houston, Harris County, Texas; re-supporting the issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the request of BARCLAY PROPERTIES, LLC. - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


21.  ORDINANCE re-adopting, re-approving, and ratifying Ordinance No. 2020-299, a MUNICIPAL SETTING DESIGNATION ORDINANCE prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 9.676 acres commonly known as 0, 2420, 2600, 2714 Canal; 0, 2611 Commerce; 15, 25, 41 Live Oak Alley; 0, 27 North Delano, Houston, Harris County, Texas; re-supporting the issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the request of BFH RANCHING, LTD. - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


23.  ORDINANCE appropriating $722,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to contract between City of Houston and REYTEC CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES, INC for Work Orders & On-Call Large Diameter Water Mains and Valves - Package No. 14 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-0930); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery, professional engineering services, and contingencies to construction of facilities financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


24.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,385,197.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax and awarding contract to NBG CONSTRUCTORS, INC for W. Lake Houston Pkwy Bridge Rehab for Bents 25-28.; 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, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


25.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,025,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge; awarding contract to STORM MAINTENANCE & MONITORING, INC for FY2020 Local Drainage Program Contract #3; 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, construction management services, and CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge


26.  ORDINANCE granting to SIENERGY, L.P., the right, privilege and franchise to construct, install, extend, retire, operate and maintain its facilities within the public rights-of-way of the City of Houston, Texas, for the transportation, delivery, sale and distribution of natural gas; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; containing a repealer; providing for severability and providing an effective date - FIRST READING

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

5.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and BRACEWELL LLP for Bond Counsel Services for Various City Departments; providing 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 bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance or refinance various public projects. The proposed bond counsel, Bracewell LLP (“Bracewell”), 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. Bracewell has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations since 2012, and prior to such time the same attorneys represented the City in connection with the issuance of bonds at a prior firm. The engagement of Bracewell 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.



6.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and BAKERRIPLEY, INC to provide $2,499,887.00 in Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the administration and operation of a program to provide Disaster Case Management, Temporary Relocation Assistance, Workforce Development and Financial Education, and Financial Coaching Services to low-to-moderate income individuals who were affected by Hurricane Harvey


15.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2019-0662 to increase the maximum contract amount for Contract No. 4600012938 between City of Houston and WORKQUEST f/k/a TIBH INDUSTRIES, INC for Cleaning and Janitorial Services for Various Departments; approving and authorizing first amendment to extend the term of the Contract (Approved by Ordinance 2014-1032) - $3,488,232.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


22.  ORDINANCE relating to funding for an Interlocal Agreement by and between City of Houston, Texas, and HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-0155); appropriating funds for the design and construction of certain improvements to Neuens Road, Between Gessner and Blalock Roads, and to Cullen Boulevard, between North MacGregor Way and Interstate 45, thereunder in the following amounts and out of the following funds:  (1) $19,757,462.87 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge; and (2) $1,524,958.20 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS A - PECK and D - EVANS-SHABAZZ

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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