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Council Member Knox


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Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 7


CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 32


5.  **PULLED – This item will not be considered on 8/29 REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-THREE (also known as the “HARRISBURG ZONE”): Position One  - JAMES K. CARDONA, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Two  -  ANTHONY J. PATRONELLA, II, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Three - JERRY MICHAEL ACOSTA, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Four - GILDA RAMIREZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Five - ROSA M. GUZMAN, appointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 8 and 9


PROPERTY


8.  ***PULLED – This item will not be considered on 8/29 ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of Clara Road, a/k/a Clara Street, from its northern terminus south ± 1448 feet to an unnamed road south, from Clara Road, a/k/a Clara Street, west to its terminus, and Crawford Road, a/k/a Crawford Street, from the southern property line of Lot 7, Block 4, north ± 217 feet, located in the Clara Heights Subdivision and Independence Gardens Addition, and being out of the W.C.R.R. Co. Survey, Abstract No. 1185, Harris County, Texas; abandoning such streets to USA WASTE of TEXAS LANDFILLS, INC, the abutting owner, in consideration of its payment to the City of $188,632.00, conveyance to the City of three right of way easements for construction of cul-de-sacs at the termini of Clara Road, a/k/a Clara Street, and Crawford Road, a/k/a Crawford Street, also located within the Independence Gardens Addition, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


9.  ***PULLED – This item will not be considered on 8/29 RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Phillip Reid Matthews, II, Golder Associates, on behalf of USA Waste of Texas Landfills, Inc, (James A. Wilson, Vice President), declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of Unnamed Road North, from Clara Road west to its terminus, located within Clara Heights Addition and Independence Gardens Addition, out of the Washington County Railroad Company Survey, A-1185, Parcel SY17-057 - DISTRICT A - STARDIG This item should only be considered after passage of Item 8 above


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 10 through 13


10.  FARRWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPLY, INC for approval of spending authority to purchase Equipment Calibration and Maintenance Program Service through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Houston Fire Department


12.  DEERE AND COMPANY for Purchase of Nineteen Utility Carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston- Galveston Area Council for Houston Public Works  $297,562.47 - Enterprise Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 14 through 32


14.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 1,462 square foot portion of a 10- foot-wide water line easement and a 3,691 square-foot portion of a 30-foot- wide water line easement, both easement portions being located in the James Hamilton Survey, Abstract No. 887, Harris County, Texas; abandoning such portions of the easements to Stadium Realty, LLC, the abutting owner, in consideration of its conveyance to the City of a 4,867 square-foot water line easement, a 200 square-foot water meter easement, payment to the City of $3,100.00, and other consideration - DISTRICT K – CASTEX-TATUM


17.  ***PULLED – This item will not be considered on 8/29 ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-0055, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount of contract between the City of Houston and FUNDACION LATINOAMERICANA DE ACCION SOCIAL, INC for HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Services - $15,000.00 - Grant Fund


19.  ORDINANCE denying the application of ENTERGY TEXAS, INC for authority to change rates; maintaining current rates


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $607,500.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and LAYER 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for WIFI Maintenance Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,838,943.80 - Enterprise Fund


23.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to QUESTMARK INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, INC for Jury Management System Services for the Municipal Courts Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $327,000.00 - General and Other Funds


25.   ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-317 establishing the north and south sides of the 1700-1800 blocks of Maryland Street, within the City of Houston, Texas, as a special minimum lot size block to replace the Exhibit “A” attached thereto - DISTRICT C - COHEN


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,065,092.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and CIVILTECH ENGINEERING, INC for Drainage and Paving Improvements for Cottage Grove East; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT C - COHEN

Consideration of Items Removed from the Consent Agenda (Part 1 of 2) »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-ONE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (HARDY/NEAR NORTHSIDE ZONE): Position One - FERNANDO ZAMARRIPA, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Two - MARIO A. CASTILLO, appointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Three -  EDWARD “ED” REYES, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019, and to serve as Chair for a term ending 12/31/2018 Position Four -  SYLVIA CAVAZOS, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Five - LLOYD BURKE, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Seven -  RICHARD CANTÚ, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HARDY/NEAR NORTHSIDE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Position One - FERNANDO ZAMARRIPA, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Two - MARIO A. CASTILLO, appointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Three -  EDWARD “ED” REYES, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019, and to serve as Chair for a term ending 12/31/2018 Position Four -  SYLVIA CAVAZOS, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Five -  LLOYD BURKE, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Seven  -  RICHARD CANTÚ, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position One - FERNANDO ZAMARRIPA for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Two - MARIO A. CASTILLO, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Three - EDWARD "ED" REYES, for a term to expire December 31, 2018, and to serve as Chair for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Four - SYLVIA CAVAZOS, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Five - LLOYD BURKE, for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Seven - RICHARD CANTÚ, for a term to expire December 31, 2019



Position One - FERNANDO ZAMARRIPA for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Two - MARIO A. CASTILLO, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Three - EDWARD "ED" REYES, for a term to expire December 31, 2018, and to serve as Chair for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Four - SYLVIA CAVAZOS, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Five - LLOYD BURKE, for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Seven - RICHARD CANTÚ, for a term to expire December 31, 2019



Position One - FERNANDO ZAMARRIPA for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Two - MARIO A. CASTILLO, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Three - EDWARD "ED" REYES, for a term to expire December 31, 2018, and to serve as Chair for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Four - SYLVIA CAVAZOS, for a term to expire December 31, 2018 Position Five - LLOYD BURKE, for a term to expire December 31, 2019 Position Seven - RICHARD CANTÚ, for a term to expire December 31, 2019




3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWO (also known as the MIDTOWN ZONE) BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Position Three -  GAYLE R. FORTSON, appointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018: Position Four  - PAMELA CASTLEMAN, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Five -  HAROLD A. “AL” ODOM, III, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018, and to serve as Chair for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Six -  ABE S. GOREN, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Seven - CATON M. FENZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to BOARD of DIRECTORS of the MIDTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Position Three -  GAYLE R. FORTSON, appointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018: Position Four  - PAMELA CASTLEMAN, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Five  -  HAROLD A. “AL” ODOM, III, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2018, and to serve as Chair for a term to expire 12/31/2018 Position Six -  ABE S. GOREN, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 Position Seven  - CATON M. FENZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019


6.  RECOMMENDATION from the Director of the Finance Department that the City Council receive the 2018 Appraisal Roll Information, Certification of the Anticipated Collection Rate and appoint Melissa Dubowski and Alma Tamborello to calculate and publish the City’s Effective and Rollback Tax Rates in accordance with the “Truth-in-Taxation” provisions of the State Tax Code and Local Government Code


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Planning and Development Department supporting Community Action Plans for five Complete Communities: Acres Homes, Gulfton, Near Northside, Second Ward and Third Ward - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; B - DAVIS; D - BOYKINS; H - CISNEROS and J - LASTER


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


11.  POLYDYNE, INC for Supply of Liquid Polymer Flocculent Chemicals (Drinking Water Operations) for Houston Public Works - 60 Months - $27,250,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


13.  SERVICEWEAR APPAREL, INC (National IPA Contractor) - $5,375,483.17, TRIPLE D UNIFORM RENTAL, INC - $2,744,752.35 and CINTAS CORPORATION - $123,150.00 for Apparel and Uniforms for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


ORDINANCES


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Land Assembly and Development Grant Agreement and an Acquisition and Development Agreement between the City of Houston and THE LAND ASSEMBLAGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, now doing business as THE HOUSTON LAND BANK, to provide funds for the acquisition and development of land for affordable housing (Part 1 of 2)


16.  ORDINANCE 1) approving and authorizing an eighth amendment to Land Assembly Grant Agreement between the City of Houston and THE LAND ASSEMBLAGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, now doing business as THE HOUSTON LAND BANK, to provide funds to reimburse certain approved costs and providing for the transfer of funds previously authorized to be used for costs in certain budget categories (“targeted funds”) to Land Assembly Acquisition Fund to be used for costs related to land acquisition and development; 2) authorizing the transfer of the targeted funds to the Land Assembly Acquisition Fund


20.  ORDINANCE approving Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas and HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, for co-ownership of approximately 1.602 acres tract of land located at 6941 Avenue S and owned by the County, to be used to connect the County's Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park and the City's Hidalgo Park; appropriating $150,000.00 out of Park and Recreation Dedication Fund to be paid to County for a 20% interest in the land for use by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreements between the City of Houston and SPAY-NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC, EMANCIPET, INC, and HOUSTON HUMANE SOCIETY for Spay and Neutering Services for the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $3,800,000.00 - BARC Special Revenue Fund


24.  ORDINANCE relating to the Fiscal Affairs of the SOUTH POST OAK REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY on behalf of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER NINE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (SOUTH POST OAK ZONE); approving the Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Projects Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


26.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 142.381 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 460, for inclusion in its District; granting consent to exercise road powers and authorizing the District to issue bonds for road facilities within the City of Houston, Texas, subject to certain conditions - DISTRICTS D - BOYKINS and I - GALLEGOS


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $206,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and AIA ENGINEERS, LTD for the Roadway Surface Replacement FY2016 Program (as approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0016); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN and K – CASTEX-TATUM


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,571,481.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to MCKINNEY CONSTRUCTION, INC for Waterline Replacement in Binglewood Area; 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 Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,873,796.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to MCKINNEY CONSTRUCTION, INC for Waterline Replacement in Tanglewilde Area; 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 Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS F - LE and J - LASTER


31.  ORDINANCE authorizing the transfer of $17,012,755.49 from NETL Expansion-Swift Fund to HPW-NETL Construction Fund and appropriating said sum out of HPW-NETL Construction Fund, appropriating $22,857,775.30 out of Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, appropriating $1,565,269.21 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to HARPER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, LLC for 108-inch Water Line along city easements from Smith Road to Lee Road; 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, construction management, construction program management services, construction phase engineering services, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the HPW-NETL Construction Fund, Water Authorities Capital Contribution-NETL Fund, Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $9,073,900.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to HARPER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, LLC for Miscellaneous Large Diameter Water Line Improvements - Package 1; 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 service, CIP Cost Recovery, construction phase engineering services and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS F - LE; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS; J - LASTER and K - CASTEX-TATUM


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance to ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC; accepting a grant for the City of Houston to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities Program; approving an agreement between the City of Houston and ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC; authorizing the Director of the City’s Planning and Development Department to act as the City’s representative to accept and expend the grant funds, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

33.  SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE relating to providing an aerial easement on the south side of San Jacinto River and being a portion of Dwight D. Eisenhower Park - DISTRICT E - MARTIN HEARING DAT E - 9:00A.M. - WEDNESDAY - SEPT EMBER 26, 2018

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

34.  RESOLUTION accepting New Chapters 9 and 13 of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual  TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STARDIG and KNOX This was Item 17 on Agenda of August 23, 2018


35.  ORDINANCE amending Sections 103, 105, 106, 114 and 115 of that Volume of the City of Houston Construction Code known as the City of Houston Building Code relating to permit requirements for engineered grading; containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; providing an effective date TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STARDIG, KNOX and EDWARDS This was Item 18 on Agenda of September 22, 2018

Non-Consent - Matters to Be Presented By Council Members (Part 1 of 2) »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Stardig first

Consideration of Items Removed from the Consent Agenda (Part 2 of 2)

15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Land Assembly and Development Grant Agreement and an Acquisition and Development Agreement between the City of Houston and THE LAND ASSEMBLAGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, now doing business as THE HOUSTON LAND BANK, to provide funds for the acquisition and development of land for affordable housing (Part 2 of 2)

Non-Consent - Matters to Be Presented By Council Members (Part 2 of 2) »

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Stardig first
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