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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# 675 143 291# 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# 547 585 793#, however no public input will be allowed.

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CONSENT AGENDA »

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 33


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 3


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  ***PULLED – This item will not be considered on Sept. 16th REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON MEDIA SOURCE (Formerly known as HOUSTON CABLE CORPORATION):     Position One     -  SYLVIA CAVAZOS, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2020     Position Two     -  MANISHA N. MEHTA, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021     Position Three  -  GENE B. PREUSS, appointment for a term to expire 12/31/2020     Position Four    -  PHAN DUY, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021     Position Six      -  JASON M. WITCHET, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021     Position Seven -  J. ALLEN PROVOST, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2020      Position Eight   -  NOEL C. BEZETTE-FLORES, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021     Position Nine    -  ALEX LUSTER, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2020     Position Ten     -  JESSE A. RODRIGUEZ, reappointment for a term to expire 12/31/2021


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the COASTAL WATER AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:     Position One   -  GITI ZARINKELK, for a term to expire 3/31/2022     Position Two     -  JOSEPH G. SOLIZ, for a term to expire 3/31/2022     Position Three  -  TONY L. COUNCIL, for a term to expire 3/31/2021     Position Four    -  D. WAYNE KLOTZ, for a term to expire 3/31/2021


3.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals for a two-year term upon passage of Council to the DEFERRED COMPENSATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE:     Position One     -  COUNCIL MEMBER JERRY V. DAVIS, reappointment     Position Two      -  TANTRI EMO, appointment     Position Three    -  JANE E. CHEEKS, reappointment     Position Four      -  DAVID DONNELLY, appointment     Position Five      -  ALVIN L. BURROUGHS, appointment     Position Six        -  GEORGE GUERRERO, appointment     Position Seven   -  JIA WEN PETER NG, reappointment


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 4


ACCEPT WORK


4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director of General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $222,360.10 and acceptance of work on contract with DNB ENTERPRISES, INC for Underground Storage Tank Replacement at the Environmental Service Center - South, and the Installation of Stormwater Interceptors at Environmental Service Center - North, and Northwest Service Center, for the Solid Waste Management Department - 5.33% below the original contract amount - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and K - CASTEX-TATUM


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 9


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


5.  GETAC, INC for sole source purchase of Accessories Upgrades for 90 Getac A140 Tablets for Houston Public Works - $62,995.50 - Enterprise Fund


6.  JOHN DEERE & COMPANY - $19,466.86 and HLAVINKA EQUIPMENT CO. INC - $135,893.22 for purchase of Utility Carts through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Various Departments - Contributed Capital Projects Fund


7.  CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $129,584.00 and SILSBEE FORD - $1,763,558.00 for Vans, Utility Pursuit Vehicles, and Light Duty Pickup Trucks for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Houston Police Department - Misc. Acquisition CP Series E Fund


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RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 10


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 11 through 33


ORDINANCES


11.  ORDINANCE readopting the Houston Youth Recreation Program’s Standards of Care as codified at Article XII of Chapter 32 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions related to the subject; providing an effective date; providing for severability


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the acceptance of a grant award from the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES for the administration of the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership Program (the “Grant”) to the City of Houston Health Department; declaring the City's eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the City of Houston Health Department (“Director”) to accept and expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for, accept and expend all subsequent grant awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


18.  ORDINANCE appropriating $5,022,635.00 out of HAS Consolidated ITRP AMT Construction Fund and $87,896.00 out of HAS Airports Improvement Fund as an additional appropriation and approving and authorizing Amendment No. 1 to contract between City of Houston and HELLMUTH, OBATA & KASSABAUM, INC (Formerly HELLMUTH, OBATA, AND KASSABAUM, LP) for Professional Architectural and Engineering Design Services for Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Renovation and Expansion Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston for Houston Airport System (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-1040); providing funding for Civic Art relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating funds totaling $16,994,000.00 from the following funds: $660,000.00 from the General Improvement Consolidated Construction Fund; $400,000.00 from the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund; $592,000.00 from the Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund; $3,610,000.00 from the Police Consolidated Construction Fund; $152,000.00 from the Contributed Capital Project Fund; $371,000.00 from the Miscellaneous Capital Projects Acquisitions CP Series E Fund; $833,000.00 from the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund; $3,757,000.00 from the Fire Consolidated Construction Fund; $550,000.00 from the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund; $1,176,000.00 from the Public Health Consolidated Construction Fund; $308,000.00 from the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund; $500,000.00 from the Public Library Consolidated Construction Fund; $57,000.00 from the Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund; $972,000.00 from the Solid Waste Consolidated Construction Fund; $590,000.00 from the Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund; $2,466,000.00 from the Parks Consolidated Construction Fund, for the Task Order and Job Order (TOC/JOC) Contracting Program for various City Departments for Professional and Construction Services; (Approved by Ordinance Nos. 2016-0264, 2019-0391, 2019-0677, 2020-0090) - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $7,500,000.00 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Services Contract between City of Houston and FREESE AND NICHOLS, INC to provide Environmental On-Call Professional Services for Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with 2 one-year options


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fourth amendment to the agreement for Credit Card Processing Services between the City of Houston and WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. and WELLS FARGO MERCHANT SERVICES, LLC - Revenue


25.  **PULLED – This item will not be considered on 9/16 ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between the City of Houston and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. for Credit Card Processing Services for various City Departments - Revenue 


27.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


30.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the north side of the 1700 block of Haver Street within the City of Houston, Texas, as a special minimum building line requirement block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


32.  ORDINANCE appropriating $5,950,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to Construction Contract between City of Houston and DCE CONSTRUCTION, INC for City Wide Panel Replacement FY2018 part of the Concrete Panel Replacement Program (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-0643); providing funding for contingencies, CIP Cost Recovery and testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by Metro Projects Construction DDSRF


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $385,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge as a third additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and NEDU ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC for FY 17 Local Drainage Project Work Order Design Contract 2 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0372, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA »

8.  TACTICAL MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC for approval of spending authority for purchase of Naloxone HCL Nasal Spray through the General Services Administration Schedule 84 Contract through the Cooperative Purchasing Program for the Houston Police Department - $425,306.55 - Grant Fund


9.  APPROVE spending authority for Emergency Purchase of Various Goods and Services related to the City's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


RESOLUTIONS


10.  RESOLUTION approving the issuance and sale by HOUSTON HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION of Multifamily Housing Mortgage Revenue Bonds to finance the construction of the (Avenue on 34th Apartments Project) Series 2020 - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


12.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a grant application to and acceptance of an award from the NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION for the Resilient Communities Program (the “Grant”); by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Resilience; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Mayor’s Office of Resilience to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the City of Houston’s Office of Resilience to accept the grant and expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and FAMILY ENDEAVORS, INC, d/b/a ENDEAVORS, to provide up to $2,010,016.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Rapid Rehousing Case Management Services and Diversion Services to households impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES, to provide up to $1,136,960.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Rapid Rehousing Case Management Services and Navigation Services to households impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and SPRING BRANCH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER to provide up to $668,071.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Response Funds and $66,807.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Rapid Rehousing Case Management Services to households impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and CAREER AND RECOVERY RESOURCES, INC to provide up to $1,254,731.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Response Funds and $125,473.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Rapid Rehousing Case Management Services to households impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


19.  ORDINANCE appropriating $13,700.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund for Hurricane Harvey damage repairs for Looscan Neighborhood Library for Houston Public Library; declaring the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other eligible sources for such expenditure - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Sole Source Contract between City of Houston and LIBRARY IDEAS, LLC for Digital Services for Houston Public Library; providing a maximum contract - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $375,000.00 - General Fund


23.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-1037 (Passed December 19, 2018, and amending Ordinance No. 2015-0858, Passed on September 9, 2015) to increase the maximum contract amount to $47,992,404.60 for contract between City of Houston and TDINDUSTRIES, INC for Facility Operations, Maintenance and Repair Services for Various Departments - $5,142,043.35 - Maintenance, Renewal and Replacement Fund


26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement for Professional Services for Pension Actuarial Consulting and Advisory Services between the City and RETIREMENT HORIZONS INC - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $2,050,000.00 - General Fund


28.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SIXTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (UPTOWN ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; G - TRAVIS and J - POLLARD


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an interlocal agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and the HARRIS CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH and IDD relating to funding of the COVID-19 Homeless Mental Health Response Center, a Respite, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Center for acutely mentally ill, homeless individuals who are at risk of contracting COVID-19; providing a maximum contract amount - $5,000,000.00 - Grant Fund


31.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 38-foot-wide alley, in Block 34, Houston Heights Subdivision, lying between Lots 8 through 24 and Lots 25 through 40 of said Block 34, located in the John Austin Survey, Abstract No. 1, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the alley to Slate Heights, LP, the abutting property owner, in consideration of its  conveyance to the City of a 10-foot-wide access easement, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT C - KAMIN

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MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 34 through 37


MATTERS HELD


34.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $2,877,978.12 and acceptance of work on contract with GRAVA LLC for Concrete and Asphalt Restoration Work - 0.51% under the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM This was Item 14 on Agenda of September 9, 2020


35.   ORDINANCE appropriating an additional $250,110.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund to the Professional Architectural Services Contract between City of Houston and ROBERT ADAMS, INC for additional design services for the Kendall Neighborhood Library (Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0242) - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS TRAVIS AND GALLEGOS This was Item 27 on Agenda of September 9, 2020


36.  ORDINANCE relating to the Fiscal Affairs of the SAINT GEORGE PLACE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (SAINT GEORGE PLACE ZONE); approving the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS G - TRAVIS and J - POLLARD TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item 29 on Agenda of September 9, 2020


37.  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 DELAYED BY MOTION #2020-481, 9/9/2020 This was Item 39 on Agenda of September 9, 2020

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