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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Martin


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# 715 865 936# 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# 156 195 805#, however no public input will be allowed.


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP06-30-20


RECESS

Admin Report »

ADMIN REPORT

REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 31


MISCELLANEOUS


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 and 2


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Chief of Police for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for Officer LITTON WANG, for the period April 13, 2020 to July 11, 2020


ACCEPT WORK


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 3 through 6


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $5,366,147.54 and acceptance of work on contract with MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD for 120-Inch Water Line, with 96-inch Stub Out, along Water Works Boulevard from Northeast Water Purification Plant to East of Union Pacific Railroad - 4.91% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $13,396,337.02 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC, for Airline Drive Drainage and Paving - SP 2 - Clark Road - 1.49% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS




5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,239,789.18 and acceptance of work on contract with D. L. ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES, INC for Water Line Replacement in Westchester II Area - 4.60% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICTS F - THOMAS and G - TRAVIS


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,910,788.06 and acceptance of work on contract with BLASTCO TEXAS, INC for Rehabilitation of Water Storage Tanks - Package 9 - 1.56% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A - PECK; E - MARTIN and G - TRAVIS


PROPERTY


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 7


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works to purchase Parcel DY19-022 located at 9200 Main Street, owned by Verdew, LP., for the WESTRIDGE REGIONAL LIFT STATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 8 through 16


8.  AMEND MOTION NO. 2018-0400 TO INCREASE spending authority from $1,000,000.00 to $1,250,000.00 for the purchase of Airfield Lighting Supplies, awarded to HONEYWELL, INC/HONEYWELL AIRPORT SYSTEMS - Enterprise Fund


9.  IONIZED LLC for Emergency Purchase of Medical Face Masks related to COVID-19 Pandemic for the Houston Health Department - $134,100.00 - Grant Fund


10.   STERICYCLE ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, INC for approval of spending authority for Emergency Hazardous Materials Cleanup Disposal Services related to the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Houston Health Department - $300,593.73 - Grant Fund


11.  FLUXSENSE, INC for approval of spending authority for purchase of Mobile Wind Lab Services for the Houston Health Department - $65,000.00 - Grant Fund


12.  UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH for approval of spending authority for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Services for the Houston Health Department - $61,103.00 - Grant Fund


15.  TDINDUSTRIES for approval of payment for Emergency Cooling System Repairs for the General Services Department - $230,307.00 - Maintenance Renewal and Replacement Fund


16.  ILLUMINA, INC for approval of spending authority for Emergency Purchase of MiSeq™ and NextEra™ Test Kits for Houston Health Department - $66,662.32 - Grant Fund


ORDINANCES


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 17 through 31


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY to provide up to $8,000,000.00 in Home Investment Partnerships Funds and $1,022,224.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for the administration of Emergency and Short-Term Financial Assistance, including Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Housing Services, needed to serve individuals and/or families in sustaining housing and provide temporary stabilizing services to individuals and/or families experiencing potential homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and THE MEN’S CENTER INCORPORATED dba RECENTER, extending the term of the contract and providing additional Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") Funds for continuing administration and operation of Supportive Case Management Service for Emergency and Transitional Housing Residents - $50,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a grant application to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO REDUCING SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (The “Grant”) by City of Houston Health Department; 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


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Lessor, and HOUSTON FORENSIC SCIENCE CENTER, INC, Lessee, for approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of land and improvements located at 1620 Crockett Street, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


22.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,960,000.00 out of the Reimbursement of Equipment and Project Fund; approving Purchase and Sale Agreement between CAROLYN ROSENSTOCK ELLIS, Seller, and the City of Houston, Texas, Purchaser, for acquisition of approximately 0.4878 acres (21,250 square feet) of land located at 821 Delano Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas for use by the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of Grant Funds through the OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION FOR THE FY2021 HIGH HAZARD CLANDESTINE LABORATORY TEAM GRANT (“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


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of funding through the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE FY2020 LAW ENFORCEMENT-BASED VICTIM SPECIALIST 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


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and Property Owner(s) at 4943 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by BYRDSON SERVICES, LLC dba EXCELLO CONSTRUCTION; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


27.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving contract between City of Houston and the Property Owner(s) at 4943 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project Deposit Agreement to pay for non grant-eligible work related to contract between City of Houston and the Property Owner(s) at 4943 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by BYRDSON SERVICES, LLC d/b/a EXCELLO HOMES - DISTRICT C - KAMIN This item should only be considered after passage of Item 26 above


28.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 159.154 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 390, for inclusion in its district - DISTRICT D- EVANS-SHABAZZ




29.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-533, passed second reading June 24, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to ADVANCED ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, 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; and making certain finding related thereto - THIRD AND FINAL READING


30.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-534, passed second reading June 24, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to BCAC UNDERGROUND, 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, 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


31.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-535, passed second reading June 24, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to CCJC ENTERPRISES, INC, dba REDBOX PLUS NORTH/NORTHEAST HOUSTON, 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; and making certain findings related thereto - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed from Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON FORENSIC SCIENCE CENTER, INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a term to expire June 30, 2023:

    Position Two   - ANNA VASQUEZ, reappointment     Position Four  - FRANCISCO G. MEDINA, reappointment     Position Six    - ELLEN R. COHEN, appointment     Position Eight - MARY E. LENTSCHKE, reappointment



13.  THE SALVATION ARMY for approval of payment for Emergency Purchase of Services for the operation of an Overflow Homeless Shelter - $500,000.00 - TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund


19.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-863 to provide an additional $900,000.00 from TIRZ Affordable Housing Fund (TIRZ) to increase the maximum contract amount and fund the agreement approved and authorized under Ordinance No. 2018-863 between City of Houston and I&I SOFTWARE, INC


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and THE PUBLIC GROUP, LLC to extend contract term for Online Auction Service Provider for General Merchandise, Vehicles, and Equipment for the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department (Approved by Ordinance No. 2010-0653)

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 32 and 33


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $622,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund and $99,810.00 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund for Professional Services supporting the 311 Replacement Project for Houston Information Technology Services and Various Departments DELAYED BY MOTION 2020-304, 6/10/2020 This was Item 38 on Agenda of June 10, 2020


33.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of funding through the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE FY2020 BODY WORN CAMERA POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION 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 TAGGED COUNCIL MEMBERS DAVIS, KAMIN, THOMAS, POLLARD and PLUMMER This was Item 34 on Agenda of June 24, 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 MEMBERS - Council Member Davis first
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