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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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

Council Member Peck


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# 978 008 99# 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# 550 660 213#, however no public input will be allowed outside of the public hearing on Standards of Care

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

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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

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  9:00A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING on the adoption of Article XII Chapter 32, Code of Ordinances, City of Houston, regarding Standards of Care for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department Youth Recreation Programs

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 37


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 3 through 9


ACCEPT WORK


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $707,477.17 and acceptance of work on contract with SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection In Support of Rehabilitation - 10.59% under the original contract amount (4277-90)


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $830,420.98 and acceptance of work on contract with CSI CONSOLIDATED, LLC dba CLEAN SERVE, LLC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection In Support of Rehabilitation - 2.64% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount (4277-93)


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,203,469.28 and acceptance of work on contract with D. L. ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES, INC for Water Line Replacement in Memorial Bend and Briar Forest Area - 2.61% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


7.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $6,499,335.47 and acceptance of work on contract with BLASTCO TEXAS, INC for Rehabilitation of Water Storage Tanks - Package 8 - 3.54% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,842,889.15 and acceptance of work on contract with MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD for Open Ditch Improvements - Gano, Nichols, and West Coke Areas - 0.05% over the original contract amount - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and H - CISNEROS


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,148,584.34 and acceptance of work on contract with LEM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC for Kingwood Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements - 11.93% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS - NUMBERS 10 through 16


ORDINANCES


18.  ORDINANCE supplementing the Master Ordinance relating to the issuance of one or more series of Airport System Subordinate Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds; providing for the security and payment thereof; authorizing certain designated City officials to approve the amount, interest rates, prices, delivery, redemption provisions and terms thereof; authorizing the redemption, discharge and/or defeasance of outstanding bonds and outstanding commercial paper notes and other related procedures, provisions and agreements pertaining thereto; authorizing the execution and delivery of one or more Bond Purchase Agreements, Paying Agent/Registrar Agreements, Escrow Agreements, and such other agreements relating to the bonds or the security therefor; approving the form of Credit Enhancement Agreements with any Bond Insurer and Debt Service Reserve Fund Policy Provider; making certain findings and other declarations necessary and incidental to the issuance of the bonds; and declaring an emergency


19.  ORDINANCE authorizing the City of Houston to submit a joint application to the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, with the Housing Authority as Lead Applicant, for a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant (“Grant”); approving and authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding between City of Houston and Houston Housing Authority in connection with the Grant; accepting the funds from the Grant, if awarded - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Services Contract between City of Houston and BAY AREA HOUSTON ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP for Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years - $330,000.00 - Enterprise Fund


23.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of GULFGATE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHT, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (GULFGATE ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS D - EVANS-SHABAZZ and I - GALLEGOS


24.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of LELAND WOODS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-TWO, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LELAND WOODS ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority on behalf of the Zone - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


25.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SIX, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (SUNNYSIDE ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Zone and the Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


26.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 36.867 acres of land to WEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 15, for inclusion in the district


27.  ORDINANCE authorizing the sale of a 13,496 square-foot Water Line Easement and a 4,145 square-foot Temporary Construction Easement out of City fee-owned property to, North Harris County Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”), in consideration of its payment to the City of $31,993.00 and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT A - PECK


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Purchase and Sale Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Seller, and HOUSTON LAND BANK, Buyer, for purchase of 5,000 square feet of land (Parcel No. SY19-068), located at 1100 Frawley, Houston, Harris County, Texas, for $120,000.00 - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and PAPE-DAWSON ENGINEERS, INC for Rehabilitation of City owned Drainage Channels (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0432)


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $55,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; and $28,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation to Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Contract between City of Houston and HVJ ASSOCIATES, INC for Testing Laboratory Services (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0136); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $39,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge and $44,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Contract between City of Houston and TOLUNAY-WONG ENGINEERS, INC for Testing Laboratory Services (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0146); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $584,244.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and PGAL, INC for Westpark Drive Paving and Drainage from Wilcrest to Dairy Ashford (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2013-0172); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax - DISTRICT F - THOMAS


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $132,436.70 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and PGAL, INC for Garden Oaks and Shepherd Park (West) Drainage and Paving Improvements (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0008); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


36.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,504,448.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to TRAFFIC SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION, INC for Traffic Signal Work Order (FY2020) A; 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 Metro Projects Construction DDSRF 


37.  ORDINANCE No. 2020-736, passed first reading August 26, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to FARGO WASTE SERVICES, 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; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


11.  METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALIST, INC for purchase Heavy-Duty Rescue Trailer through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Houston Fire Department - $699,702.00 - Grant Fund


12.  BRASADA FORD LTD. dba NORTHSIDE FORD for purchase of One F350 Bomb Response Truck through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Houston Police Department - $106,773.00 - Grant Fund


13.  STAPLES CONTRACT and COMMERCIAL INC through the Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network Contract for Purchase and Installation of Modular Furnishings and Furniture for Houston Health Department - $105,537.48 - Grant Fund - DISTRICTS H - CISNEROS and J - POLLARD


14.  DEERE & COMPANY for approval of spending authority for Purchase/Lease of Grounds Maintenance Equipment, Irrigation Parts, Supplies and Installation Services through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (BuyBoard® Contract No. 611-20) for Houston Parks & Recreation Department - 33 Months - $1,045,725.17 - Special Revenue Fund


15.  NILFISK, INC purchase of one Indoor Sweeper - $38,589.00 and ASSOCIATED SUPPLY COMPANY (ASCO) for one Street Sweeper - $225,235.16 through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Houston Public Works Department - $263,824.16 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 17


RESOLUTIONS


17.  RESOLUTION approving the Issuance and Sale by HARRIS COUNTY-HOUSTON SPORTS AUTHORITY of tax-exempt and taxable venue district revenue refunding bonds in one or more series to refinance and restructure outstanding venue district obligations


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 18 through 37

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 2


MISCELLANEOUS


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Fire Chief for approval of nomination of Senior Captain SHELBY WALKER to the position of Assistant Fire Chief


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $1,289,229.47 and acceptance of work on contract with T CONSTRUCTION LLC for New Front Easement Reconnections - 0.94% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


10.  FARRWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPLY, INC for three (3) AreaRAE® Pro Gas Monitors and one (1) Rigaku® CQL Handheld Raman Chemical Identifier with accessories through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Fire Department - $110,159.00 - Grant Fund


16.  TOTER, LLC for Recycling and Refuse Containers and related Products, Equipment and Services through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson for the Solid Waste Management Department - 28 Months - $3,773,332.10 - General Fund




21.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to PRIME TREES INC for Tree Removal, Trimming and Pruning Services for Parks & Recreation Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $4,435,365.00 - General Fund


22.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2019-0405 (Passed on May 19, 2019) to increase the maximum contract amount; approve and authorizing first amendment to agreement between City of Houston and WORKQUEST for Litter Removal and Disposal Services for Houston Public Works (Approved by Ordinance 2019-0405) - 5 Years - $8,775,459.00 - Enterprise Fund


29.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as Spellman Detention Basin Project; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple interest to three parcels of land required for the project and situated in the Demas Elliot Survey, Abstract No. 107, and the B.B.B. & C. R.R. Survey, Abstract No. 180, in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along West Bellfort Avenue, adjacent to the Fondren Diversion Channel, and north of Willow Waterhole, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase and the use of eminent 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 interest to the three parcels of land required for the project; declaring the city’s intent to seek reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,474,600.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and KIT PROFESSIONALS, INC for Westbury Area Drainage and Paving Improvements Subproject 1 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0891); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Drainage Charge - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

Non-Consent - Miscellaneous »

NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING


NON CONSENT AGENDA NUMBER 38


38.  MOTION TO SET A DATE not less than seven days from September 2, 2020, to receive nominations for Positions 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission Board of Directors, for a two-year staggered term

Non Consent - Matters To Be Presented By Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL - Council Member Castex-Tatum first
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