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Prayer, Pledge & Roll Call »

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


Council Member Green


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Comments »

SP111715


RECESS

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reading of the Consent Agenda

Reconvene »

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 18, 2015 - 9:00 A. M.


MAYOR'S REPORT

Miscellaneous (Part 1 of 2) »

4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES: Position One      -  RALPH A. (TONY) JONES, appointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Three    -  MARIA R. PALACIOS, appointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Four      -  BRANDON LARUE BOWIE, appointment, for an unexpired term ending 07/26/2016 Position Five      -  BENIGNO ACEVES, JR., appointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Seven   -  TINA X. WILLIAMS, appointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Nine      -  ROLAND G. BIENVENU, reappointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Eleven  -  EDDIE R. JESSIE, reappointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Position Twelve  -  SHELLEY A. TOWNSEND, appointment, for an unexpired term ending 07/26/2016 Alternate Position One     -  FRANKIE B. SIMS, reappointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Alternate Position Two     -  LESA JACKSON-LAZARD, appointment, for an unexpired term ending 07/26/2016 Alternate Position Three  -  KAREN MAYER CUNNINGHAM, reappointment, for a term to expire 07/26/2017 Alternate Position Four    -  ELIZABETH DELLEDERA, appointment, for an unexpired term ending 07/26/2016


5.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following individuals on the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Class A terms to expire December 31, 2015: Alex Brennan-Martin, (CVB) reappointment to Position One; Cecil C. Conner, Jr., reappointment to Position Two; Harry Greenblatt, (CVB) reappointment to Position Three; Winslow Albert Jeffries, reappointment to Position Four; Class B terms to expire December 31, 2016: Phyllis J. Bailey, (CVB) reappointment to Position Five; C. Fernando Cuéllar, (CVB) reappointment to Position Six; Irma Diaz-Gonzalez, reappointment to Position Seven; David L. Solomon, reappointment to Position Eight; Class C terms to expire December 31, 2017: Richard J. Campo, reappointment to Position Nine, and to serve as Chair; Katy Caldwell, reappointment to Position Ten; and Desrye M. Morgan, reappointment to Position Eleven


50.  RECEIVE nominations for former Position B13 which is being amended to appropriately stagger terms to Position Class C13 for the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a two-year term ending December 31, 2017

Hearings »

1.  9:00 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING relating to the third amendment to the Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ELEVEN (GREATER GREENSPOINT ZONE) - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


2.  9:00 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING relating to the second amendment to the Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER EIGHTEEN (FIFTH WARD ZONE) - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


3.  9:00 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING relating to the designation of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MONTROSE ZONE) - DISTRICT C - COHEN

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 4 through 48


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS   4  through   13


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for payment to TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY for Annual Consolidated Water Quality Fee for the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants - $1,614,333.49 - Enterprise Fund


9.  ORDINANCE appropriating $603,372.56 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation to construction contract between the City of Houston and LEM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC for Almeda Sims Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sludge Processing Facility Improvements - Package 3 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2013-0559) - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of Change Order No. 3 in the amount of $518,758.56. awarded to LEM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC for the Almeda Sims Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sludge Processing Facility Improvements - Package 3 - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS This item should only be considered after passage of Item 9 above


11.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-0938 to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and ISI CONTRACTING, INC for Concrete And Asphalt Restoration Work and for Engineering Testing Services


12.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of Change Order No. 1 of $1,060,617.40, awarded to ISI CONTRACTING, INC for Concrete and Asphalt Restoration This item should only be considered after passage of Item 11 above


13.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department for the designation of a residential parking permit area on Webster and Wilson - DISTRICTS C - COHEN and D - BOYKINS


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 14


14.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,424,121.03 and acceptance of work on contract with RePIPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC. for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Cured-In-Place Pipe Method (4258-50) - 0.24% over the original contract amount and under 5% contingency amount -  DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; H - GONZALEZ and I - GALLEGOS


PROPERTY - NUMBER 15


15.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering to transfer Parcel LY15-006, located at 2542 Peyton Road, owned by The City of Houston, a Municipal Corporation situated in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, Texas, for the GREENS ROAD PAVING AND DRAINAGE PROJECT (from Aldine Westfield to John F. Kennedy Boulevard) - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS  16  through  19


16.  ORDINANCE appropriation of $9,545,060.00 out of the Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for the purchase of Light-Duty Vehicles (Vehicles, Equipment and Services) for the Houston Police Department


17.  SILSBEE FORD for Light-Duty Vehicles through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative for the Houston Police Department - $6,246,970.00 This item should only be considered after passage of Item 16 above


18.  SHI GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC for approval of spending authority in an amount not to exceed $2,955,463.62 to Purchase Enterprise Licenses and Software Maintenance for City Desktops for the City Servers through Texas Department of Information Resources for Houston Information Technology Services - Central Services Chargeback and Enterprise Funds


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS  20  through  48


20.  ***PULLED - This item will not be considered on 11/18/15 ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of one or more series of City of Houston, Texas Public Improvement Refunding Bonds as may be further designated, described and provided herein; authorizing the payment and security thereof and certain designated city officials to approve the principal amount, interest rates, prices, terms and sale thereof; authorizing such officials to determine the outstanding obligations to be refunded and/or defeased; approve certain other procedures, provisions and agreements related thereto, including authorizing the execution and delivery of one or more purchase contracts, paying agent/registrar agreements, escrow agreements, and other agreements; approving the use of a preliminary official statement and authorizing the preparation and distribution of an official statement in connection with such offering; authorizing the engagement of bond counsel and special disclosure counsel; making certain findings and other declarations necessary and incidental to the issuance of such refunding bonds; and declaring an emergency


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance from the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for the FY16 Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant; declaring the City's eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Police Department or his designee to act as the City's representative in the application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program


28.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing International Facilities Agreement by and between the City of Houston and AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston - Revenue - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $66,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to Furnish and Install a Chiller at the Johnson Neighborhood Library - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


31.  ORDINANCE appropriating $40,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for the purchase of Network Equipment Spares for Houston Information Technology Services


32.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2012-0944 to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City and SET ENVIRONMENTAL, INC for Handling and Disposal of Hazardous Materials for Various Departments - $1,700,278.55 - Enterprise Fund


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $759,145.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund; approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and  LONE STAR UNIFORMS, L.L.C. for Concealed Body Armor and Accessories for the Houston Police Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $6,359,500.00 maximum contract amount


34.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 28.670 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 64, for inclusion in its district


35.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1200 block of Idylwild Street, between Armstead Street and Northwood Street, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H – GONZALEZ


36.  ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 4700 block of Marietta Lane, between Calhoun Road and Grace Lane, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


39.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 9200-9300 block of Spring Branch Drive, between Campbell Road and Livernois Road, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


41.  ORDINANCE approving an Easement Conveyance to UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD for purposes of maintaining, operating, and repairing railroad tracks over, under, and across a 0.4124 acre (17,964 square feet) tract of land situated in the John Brown Survey, A-8, Houston, Harris County, Texas - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and H - GONZALEZ


42.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,545,819.57 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Advanced Funding Agreement between the City of Houston and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for a Water Line Relocation associated with the FM 2234 (McHard Road) Phase II Project from Fort Bend Toll Road to FM 521 - DISTRICT K - GREEN


43.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to D. L. ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES, INC for Waterline Wrap Repairs; 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 engineering and testing services and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Operating Fund $1,835,415.00 - Enterprise Fund


44.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,800,361.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal; 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 engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund (WW4235-81)


45.  ORDINANCE granting to GOWER CONSTRUCTION CO., 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 - FIRST READING


46.  ORDINANCE No. 2015-1083, passed second reading November 10, 2015 ORDINANCE granting to CARLOS DIAZ dba MGM WASTE, A Texas Sole Proprietorship, 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING


47.  ORDINANCE No. 2015-1084, passed second reading November 10, 2015 ORDINANCE granting to RODRIGO GARCIA dba R. GARCIA TRUCKIN CONSTRUCTION, A Texas Sole Proprietorship, 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING


48.  ORDINANCE No. 2015-1085, passed second reading November 10, 2015 ORDINANCE granting to TAYS WASTE AND RECYCLING 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 - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

6.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of DENNIS C. (CORKY) FOWLER to Position One to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY for a term to expire December 20, 2017


7.  RECOMMENDATION from the Mayor’s Office for renewal of membership in the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL - $83,978.00 - General Fund


19.  SHI GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC for approval of spending authority in an amount not to exceed $1,045,879.62 to Purchase Server Cloud Enrollment Licenses and Maintenance for the City Servers through Texas Department of Information Resources for Houston Information Technology Services - Central Services Chargeback Fund


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OF HOUSTON/HARRIS COUNTY, providing up to $130,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Funds for Strategic Homeless Planning Services/Activities


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between the City of Houston and SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES to provide $250,000.00 in Homeless Housing and Services Program Funds to assist in the continuing administration and operation of the Resource Center and Mobile Outreach Program


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance from the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL (H-GAC) for the FY16/17 Environmental Surveillance Grant; declaring the City's eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Police Department or his designee to act as the City's representative in the application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE for the FY15 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Grant; declaring the City's eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Police Department or his designee to act as the City's representative in the application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program


26.  ORDINANCE approving agreement between the City of Houston, Texas and NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS INC for Project Design and Construction of a Skate Park in Burnett Bayland Park, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT J - LASTER


27.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an interlocal agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and HARRIS COUNTY, relating to the establishment, construction, operation, and maintenance of a park located at 13900 Sand Canyon Drive, Houston, Texas


30.  ORDINANCE approving Lease Agreement with option to purchase between the City of Houston, Texas, Landlord, and MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY CORPORATION, for the facility located at 2903 Jensen Drive for the Housing and Community Development Department, for use by tenant to operate the Victory Preparatory School for the Fifth Ward Community - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


37.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 8100 block of Niles Street, between Meridian Drive and Interstate 45, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas -  DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


38.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 8100 block of Niles Street, between River Drive and Meridian Drive, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


40.  ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 4000 block of Wyne Street, between Galveston Road and Sims Bayou, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

Miscellaneous (Part 2 of 2) »

49.  RECEIVE nominations for Position 19 of the HOUSTON CENTER FOR LITERACY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for the remainder of the three-year term that will end January 1, 2018


51.  RECEIVE nominations for Positions 6 and 7 of the LAND ASSEMBLAGE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, for two year terms


52.  RECEIVE nominations for appointment or reappointments to Council Positions for the REBUILD ADVISORY COMMITTEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for the remainder of the two-year term that will end May 1, 2017


53.  SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE relating to the designation of a TAX ABATEMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE FOR CULLEN SH APARTMENTS, LP. - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS HEARING DATE - WEDNESDAY - 9:00 A.M. - DECEMBER 2, 2015


54.  SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE relating to the designation of a HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. REINVESTMENT ZONE for Tax Abatement Purposes - DISTRICT B - DAVIS HEARING DATE - WEDNESDAY - 9:00 A.M. - DECEMBER 2, 2015

Matters Held (Part 1 of 2) »

55.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,373,300.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund and approving, authorizing, and awarding contract between the City of Houston and ENFORCEMENT VIDEO, LLC (d/b/a WATCHGUARD VIDEO) for a Body Worn Camera Solution and Video Evidence Management System for Houston Police Department; providing a maximum contract amount TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KUBOSH, STARDIG and BRADFORD This was Item 26 on Agenda of November 10, 2015


56.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Safeclear Freeway Towing and Emergency Road Service agreements between the City of Houston and LOUIS MATTHEW TEAL, DBA HUMBLE TOWING SERVICE, NORTH HOUSTON MOTORS, INC., DBA NORTH HOUSTON MOTORS, T & T MOTORS, INC. DBA A ALL NITE WRECKER, UNIFIED AUTO WORKS PAINT & BODY, INC. DBA UNIFIED AUTO WORKS, CANNINO WEST, INC. DBA BEST TOW, C M WRECKER SERVICE, INC., DBA FIESTA WRECKER SERVICE, RBEX, INC., DBA APPLE TOWING CO., MILAM STREET AUTO STORAGE, INC., DBA FAST TOW, STERLING INTEREST INVESTMENTS, INC., DBA ELITE COLLISION CENTER, USAACC, INC., DBA USA AUTO COLLISION CENTER, ALLIED COLLISION CENTER, INC., K.T.L. ENTERPRISES INC., DBA SAFE TOW, ASHA AUTOMOTIVE, INC., DBA CAR KING TOWING, DWIGHT CANNON, DBA D. C. WRECKER, CORPORATE AUTO SERVICES, INC.,  DBA MILLER'S AUTO & BODY REPAIR, HOUSTON AUTO TECH, INC., DBA HOUSTON AUTO TECH for the Houston Police Department - 5 Years TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KUBOSH, LASTER and STARDIG This was Item 28 on Agenda of November 10, 2015


57.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to NORRED & ASSOCIATES, INC for Security Guard Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $63,263,189.74 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds  DELAYED BY MOTION #2015-792, 11/10/15 This was Item 69 on Agenda of November 10, 2015

Matters Held (Part 2 of 2) »

55. ORDINANCE appropriating $3,373,300.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund and approving, authorizing, and awarding contract between the City of Houston and ENFORCEMENT VIDEO, LLC (d/b/a WATCHGUARD VIDEO) for a Body Worn Camera Solution and Video Evidence Management System for Houston Police Department; providing a maximum contract amount


56. ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Safeclear Freeway Towing and Emergency Road Service agreements between the City of Houston and LOUIS MATTHEW TEAL, DBA HUMBLE TOWING SERVICE, NORTH HOUSTON MOTORS, INC., DBA NORTH HOUSTON MOTORS, T & T MOTORS, INC. DBA A ALL NITE WRECKER, UNIFIED AUTO WORKS PAINT & BODY, INC. DBA UNIFIED AUTO WORKS, CANNINO WEST, INC. DBA BEST TOW, C M WRECKER SERVICE, INC., DBA FIESTA WRECKER SERVICE, RBEX, INC., DBA APPLE TOWING CO., MILAM STREET AUTO STORAGE, INC., DBA FAST TOW, STERLING INTEREST INVESTMENTS, INC., DBA ELITE COLLISION CENTER, USAACC, INC., DBA USA AUTO COLLISION CENTER, ALLIED COLLISION CENTER, INC., K.T.L. ENTERPRISES INC., DBA SAFE TOW, ASHA AUTOMOTIVE, INC., DBA CAR KING TOWING, DWIGHT CANNON, DBA D. C. WRECKER, CORPORATE AUTO SERVICES, INC.,  DBA MILLER'S AUTO & BODY REPAIR, HOUSTON AUTO TECH, INC., DBA HOUSTON AUTO TECH for the Houston Police Department - 5 Years


57. ORDINANCE awarding contract to NORRED & ASSOCIATES, INC for Security Guard Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $63,263,189.74 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds 

Matters to be Presented by Council Members »

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