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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Knox


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# 981 741 996# 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# 895 633 10#, however no public comment will be allowed outside of the public hearing on the tax rate. Additionally, public comment at the public hearing on the tax rate is allowed in person at 901 Bagby, 1st floor, Houston TX 77002, Legacy Room

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP10-20-20


RECESS

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed 2020 tax rate of $0.561840 on each $100 of taxable value


2.  ORDINANCE providing for the Assessment, Levying and Collection of Ad Valorem Taxes for the City of Houston, Texas for the Tax Year 2020


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director of Finance Department that Council adopt a motion in conformance with the requirements of Section 26.05(b) of the Texas Tax Code. This item should only be considered after passage of Item 2 above

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 4 through 44


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 4 through 7


MISCELLANEOUS


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of ZION ESCOBAR to Position Two of the BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, for a term to expire January 1, 2022


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 8 and 9


ACCEPT WORK


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $133,372.13 and acceptance of work on contract with JERDON ENTERPRISE, L.P. for Swiney and Independence Heights Community Center’s Entry Project - 1.71% over the original contract amount and under the 10% contingency - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and H - CISNEROS


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $12,326,271.96 and acceptance of work on contract with MAIN LANE INDUSTRIES, LTD, for Woodshire Drainage and Paving Improvements Subproject 1 - 3.81% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASHING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS NUMBERS - 10 through 12


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


10.  PENLINK, LTD. for approval of sole source purchase of Annual Software License, Maintenance Renewal, Support and Servers of the Penlink Plx Professional Software for Houston Police Department $106,810.35 - General and Grant Funds


11.  VULCAN, INC dba VULCAN ALUMINUM; dba VULCAN SIGNS for Aluminum Traffic Sign Blanks for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $711,962.90 - Enterprise Fund


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


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 13


RESOLUTIONS


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 14 through 44


ORDINANCES


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, as Landlord, and SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO, as Tenant, for approximately 28.47 acres of land at 7901 Braniff Avenue at William P. Hobby Airport for a new Maintenance Hangar Complex - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing increase in spending authority for Lease Agreement between G&I VIII JEFFERSON LP (as successor in interest to CULLEN CONTINENTAL II CO. L.P.), Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, Tenant, Approved by Ordinance No. 2010-705 - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


21.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to BEAR SERVICES, L.P. for Maintenance and Repairs of Fuel Dispensers and Automated Network Services for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $2,083,267.10 - Fleet Management Fund


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to first Interlocal Agreement between City of Houston, and HOUSTON FORENSIC SCIENCE CENTER, INC (previously Approved by Resolution No. 2012-17 and Ordinance Nos. 2014-165 & 2019-0117); allocating and approving the payment of an amount not to exceed $1,358,652.00 from the CARES Act 2020 Fund to Houston Forensic Science Center, Inc for Forensic Operation Service Expenditures related to COVID-19 - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


26.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY d/b/a DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Projects Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN; H - CISNEROS and I - GALLEGOS


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic grant application to the TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT FOR URBAN OUTDOOR GRANT PROGRAMS related to the development of Sunset Heights Park for the City of Parks and Recreation Department (the “Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department 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


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic grant application to the TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT FOR THE  COMMUNITY OUTDOOR OUTREACH PROGRAM for the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (the “Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department 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


33.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 108.097 acres of land to NORTHWEST FREEWAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district


34.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 1.067 acres of land to SHELDON ROAD MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district


35.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 1.7159 acres of land to SPRING CREEK UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district


40.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $875,600.00 out of Federal Government – Grant Funded Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and TETRA TECH, INC for DR15 5A Spellman Detention Basin; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Federal Government - Grant Funded Fund - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


41.  ORDINANCE appropriating the $6,081,761.70 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC for Professional Services and Technical Support for Paving and Drainage Projects; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge


42.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to GRAVA, LLC for FY2021 Ditch Maintenance Work Order Contract; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of 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 Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Stormwater Fund; providing a maximum contract amount - $850,000.00


43.  ORDINANCE appropriating $979,616.76 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to ISI CONTRACTING, INC for On-Call Neighborhood Traffic Management Program #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, CIP Cost Recovery  and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction-DDSRF


44.   ORDINANCE No. 2020-883, passed first reading October 14, 2020 ORDINANCE granting to FEDERAL MAINTENANCE 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 -SECOND READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Parks and Recreation Department for proposed Non-Resident Greens Fee for Memorial Park Golf Course - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


6.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to the Development and Construction Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION, and MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY, INC relating to Memorial Park Golf Course - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


7.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a tournament facilities agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION, PGA TOUR, INC and MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY, INC relating to the Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course; waiving Section 32-7 and Section 32-69 of the City Code of Ordinances - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


13.  RESOLUTION supporting the adoption of City of Houston Climate Action Plan as the basis for the goals, strategies, actions, and policies to be used by the City of Houston to mitigate Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Associated Climatic Impacts


14.  ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW DIVISION 2 TO ARTICLE XVI, CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, creating the City of Houston Office of Sustainability


16.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-427 (Passed on May 13, 2020) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and BALLARD SPAHR LLP for Legal Assistance to the City of Houston related to matters involving Affordable Housing Federal Grants - $500,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement for Professional Services between City and CHANGE HAPPENS related to My Brother's Keeper Community Mentoring Program - $160,000.00 - Essential Public Health Services Fund


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between IND HOUTX TTP LEGACY, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, as Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, as Tenant, for office space located at 9250 Kirby Drive, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77054 - 2 Years - $4,019,793.98 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. for Credit Card Processing Services for Various City Departments - 3 Years with five one-year options - Revenue




23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Contract No. 4600011672 between City of Houston and SIRSI CORPORATION d/b/a SIRSIDYNIX to extend contract term for Integrated Library System and Discovery Services for the Houston Public Library (Approved by Ordinance No. 2012-1055)


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contracts between City and (1) AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY and (2) KS PLAN ADMINISTRATORS LLC, dba KELSEYCARE ADVANTAGE, respectively, for Medicare Advantage Health Plans for eligible City retirees and their eligible dependents; providing maximum contract amounts - 3 Years with two one-year options - $158,246,602.00 - Health Benefits Fund


27.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of FOURTH WARD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FOURTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (FOURTH WARD ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Projects Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


28.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of FIFTH WARD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (FIFTH WARD ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


29.  ORDINANCE relating to Fiscal Affairs of UPPER KIRBY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ON BEHALF OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER NINETEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (UPPER KIRBY ZONE); approving Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for the Authority and Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and G - TRAVIS


36.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of five (5) grant applications to the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM for the construction of Various Roadway and Intersection Safety Projects within the City of Houston; declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grants; authorizing the Director of the City of Houston Public Works Department (“Director") to apply for, accept, and expend Grant Funds, if awarded, and to apply for, accept and expend all subsequent awards, if any, and/or to pass the funds through to the external funding partners, as appropriate


37.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing new contract between City and the Property Owner(s) at 5115 South Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77096 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by BYRDSON SERVICES, LLC dba EXCELLO HOMES (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0735); repealing Ordinance No. 2018-0046 (Passed Council on January 17, 2018); providing a maximum contract amount - $390,880.32 - Grant and Enterprise Funds - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


39.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Right of First Refusal Agreement for completion for Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project between City of Houston and Property Owner(s) at 5115 South Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77096 - DISTRICT C - KAMIN This item should only be considered after passage of Item 38 above

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 Peck first
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