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


INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Robinson


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# 189 538 593# 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# 886 144 922#, however no public comment will be allowed.


INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Robinson


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CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 35


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 3


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Planning & Development Department for approval of an Honorary Street Marker honoring CLIFFORD BRANCH, JR. to be located within the 4800 block of Larkspur Street at 4833 Larkspur Street - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Chief of Police for Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for Officer EMMITT SMITH, for the period July 26, 2020 to October 23, 2020


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department for the designation of residential permit parking area: 2700 block of Essex Terrace and 3800 block of Essex Green at Wesleyan - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 4 and 5


PROPERTY


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Vanessa Cole, Cole Klein Builders, on behalf of Ram Garg, Owner, declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of a 10 foot-wide alley, from Lockhart Street south to its terminus, located within Block 47 of the Sunnyside Place Subdivision, out of the B. H. Freeling Survey, Parcel SY21-001 - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 10


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  HELI-MART, INC for Main Rotor Hub Assembly Overhaul/Exchange for the Houston Police Department - 3 Years with two one-year options - $504,000.00 - General Fund


8.  COBURN SUPPLY COMPANY, INC for Fire Hydrants for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,142,450.00 - Enterprise Fund


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBERING


RESOLUTIONS - NUMBER 11


RESOLUTIONS


ORDINANCES


18.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,221,612.50 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund and approving and authorizing Derivative Agreement between City of Houston and THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CORPORATION for Conveyance Systems Operations and Maintenance at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport; providing a maximum contract amount - 18 months with one six-month option - $12,778.267.50 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS


19.  ORDINANCE appropriating $133,657.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund and $52,382,236.00 out of Airport System Consolidated ITRP AMT Construction Fund as supplemental appropriation for Construction Manager-At-Risk (CMAR) Services Contract between City of Houston and THE AUSTIN GILBANE JOINT VENTURE for the Mickey Leland International Terminal Project Enabling and Early Works Packages at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0335) (Project No. 826); providing funding for the CMAR Contract, Civic Art Fund and owner’s reserve relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $44,321,633.00 out of Airport System Consolidate ITRP AMT Construction Fund and $194,335.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund as a supplemental appropriation for Construction Manager-At-Risk (CMAR) Services Contract between City of Houston and HENSEL PHELPS CONSTRUCTION for Federal Inspection Services Renovation and Expansion Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston (Approved by Ordinance No. 2018-1041) (Project No. 828); providing funding for CMAR Contract, Civic Art and owner’s reserve relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


22.  ORDINANCE appropriating $325,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to replace the Legacy Legal Case Management System and provide related technical support for Houston Information Technology Services on behalf of the Legal Department


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and DELOITTE & TOUCHE, LLP for Disaster Funding Financial Services for the Finance Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $5,000,000.00 - General Fund


27.   ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2016-0888, to increase the maximum contract amount for agreement between City of Houston and RICOH USA, INC for Supply, Management and Support of Multi-Function Copier/Printer Machines for Various Departments - $2,260,461.25  -  Central Service Revolving Fund


28.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 208 Westmoreland Avenue and also known as the “Joseph M. Cary House” being located within the City of Houston, Texas, as a protected landmark; containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for a penalty - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


29.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 2601 Prospect Street and also known as the “Prospect Medical Building” being located within the City of Houston, Texas, as a protected landmark containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject; providing for a penalty - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


30.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 16.740 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 167, for inclusion in the district


32.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 31.14 acres of land to SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $12,171,326.00  out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund,  awarding contract to LEM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC, for Sims Bayou South Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements; 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 I - GALLEGOS


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 12 through 35

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

4.  RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to deposit the amount of the Award of Special Commissioners into the Registry of the Court and pay all costs of court in connection with eminent domain proceedings styled City of Houston v. Heang Lim, et al.; Cause No. 1157355; for acquisition of Parcel DY19-012, for the WESTRIDGE REGIONAL LIFT STATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


7.  ROCKDALE COUNTRY FORD - $8,209,925.00; ROCKDALE COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $532,966.00; SILSBEE TOYOTA - $150,520.00; CHASTANG FORD - $27,776.00 for purchase of Police Patrol Vehicles, Investigative Sedans, Utility Vehicles and Pick-Trucks through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buyboard) for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $8,921,187.00 - General, Police Consolidated Construction and Grant Funds


9.  TEXAS MATERIALS GROUP, INC dba GULF COAST for Hot Mix Asphaltic Pavement Type D Concrete for Various Departments - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $31,747,375.00 - General and Enterprise Funds


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


11.  RESOLUTION authorizing the City to make a loan application with the Texas Water Development Board’s Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) Funding - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a grant application under the TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD FLOOD INFRASTRUCTURE FUND to construct Stormwater Infrastructure in the Wynnewood Acres Area; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director Houston Public Works to act as the City’s representative in the Grant application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


13.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE I, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, recognizing and affirming that certain provisions of Articles VII-a and VII-b of the City of Houston’s Charter pertaining to the Qualified Voter Status of Petition Circulators are unconstitutional and unenforceable


14.  ORDINANCE establishing the “More Space Main Street” Pilot Program authorizing the closure and use of portions of the right of way of Main Street, and suspending certain Sections of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Houston to facilitate the sale or provision of food and beverages outdoors on public sidewalks by restaurants and bars, amending Section 40-10.1, Sidewalk Cafes to add definition of reclaimed pedestrian area and apply its provision to this program; providing for other matters related to the subject; providing for severability


16.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement for option to purchase real property between City of Houston, Texas and HOUSTON 11810 CHIMNEY ROCK, LLC for approximately 6.4591 acres of land located at 11810 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77035; approving a special warranty deed; approving a lease agreement - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON AREA WOMEN’S CENTER, INC to provide up to $494,073.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Diversion Services and Case Management Services to persons impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


21.  ORDINANCE appropriating $571,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to Purchase Various Products, Services and Hardware for replacement of the Houston Emergency Center’s Video Distribution System


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a fourth amendment to a contract between the City of Houston and BEE BUSY LEARNING ACADEMY, INC., for HIV/STD health education/risk reduction, counseling, testing referral, social marketing and school based services


24.  ORDINANCE authorizing agreement between City of Houston and LOCKE LORD, LLP in the maximum contract amount not to exceed $757,000.00 for Professional Lobbying Services for the Mayor’s Office of Government Relations - 2 Years - General Fund


26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $17,614,638.99 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and SENSUS USA INC for installation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure System for Houston Public Works; providing a maximum contract amount - 10 Years - $977,710.00 - Enterprise Fund


31.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 1.343 acres of land to SPRING CREEK UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,667,894.70  out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF, awarding contract to DCE CONSTRUCTION, INC for Roadway Pavement Replacement: Park Manor and Surrey Square; 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 - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN and K - CASTEX-TATUM

Non Consent Agenda - Numbering »

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERING

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 36


NON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS


36.   SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE regarding proposed amendments to the City’s Tax Abatement Ordinance relating to Green Stormwater Infrastructure and LEED Projects SUGGESTED HEARING DATE - 9:00 A.M. - WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 9, 2020

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 37 through 41


37.  APPROVE spending authority for Emergency Purchase EPO #SPD-JSA-11062020-024 to SVMP for Gift Card Incentives to provide education on health related issues including COVID and FLU related to the City's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KNOX This was a portion of Item 7 on Agenda of November 10, 2020


38.  ORDINANCE appropriating $5,610,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund to upgrade portions of the On-Premise Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/SAP Applications to Cloud-Based Solutions for Houston Information Technology Services and Various Departments TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item #11 on Agenda of November 10, 2020


39.   ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-0756 (Passed on August 6, 2014) to increase the maximum contract amount to Contract No. 4600012882 between City of Houston and SAP PUBLIC SERVICES, INC for Software Licenses and Services for the Enterprise Resource Planning System; approving and authorizing first amendment to extend the term of the contract and allow the purchase of SAP Cloud for Houston Information Technology Services - $4,106,523.00 - Central Service Revolving Fund This item should only be considered after passage of Item 38 above TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER POLLARD This was Item #12 on Agenda of November 10, 2020


40.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the Fondren Road Paving and Drainage Project (from South Braeswood Boulevard to Creekbend Drive); authorizing the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to parcels of land required for the Project with 5 parcels  situated in the B.B.B. and C. Railroad company Survey, Abstract No. 180 in Harris County, Texas and 6 parcels situated in the J.R. Black Survey, Abstract No. 134 in 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 or easement interests to the eleven parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM

This was Item #26 on Agenda of November 10, 2020



41.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the Fondren Road Paving and Drainage Project (from Creekbend Drive to West Airport Boulevard); authorizing the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to parcels of land required for the Project with 11 parcels  situated in the Demas Elliot Survey, Abstract No. 1071 in Harris County, Texas and 2 parcels situated in the B.B.B. & C.R.R. Co. Survey, Abstract No. 180 in 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 or easement interests to the thirteen parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM

This was Item #27 on Agenda of November 10, 2020



15.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-0390 to revise and update the amended and restated City of Houston’s Financial Policies adopted thereunder as a result of the two-year review required in said financial policies

Non Consent - Matters To Be Presented By Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

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