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


Council Member Kubosh


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# 951 935 551# 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# 338 865 652#, however no public comment will be allowed outside of the public hearing on project plan amendments, annexations, deannexations, life extensions of various TIRZs


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

PUBLIC SPEAKERS


SP12-01-20


RECESS

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  PUBLIC HEARING DATE regarding proposed project plan amendments, annexations, deannexations and life extensions, as applicable, for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBERS TWO (MIDTOWN), THREE (MAIN STREET/MARKET SQUARE), SEVEN (OST/ALMEDA), EIGHT (GULFGATE), TEN (LAKE HOUSTON), TWELVE (CITY PARK), FOURTEEN (FOURTH WARD), TWENTY-TWO (LELAND WOODS), TWENTY-FIVE (HIRAM CLARKE), TWENTY-SIX (SUNNYSIDE), and TWENTY-SEVEN (MONTROSE) - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; E - MARTIN; H - CISNEROS; I - GALLEGOS and K - CASTEX-TATUM

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 51


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 2 through 5


MISCELLANEOUS


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for payment to TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY for 2021 Public Health Service Fees - $2,325,612.15 - Enterprise Fund


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 6 through 14


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


6.  DELL MARKETING L.P. - $2,149,337.87 and FREEIT DATA SOLUTIONS, INC - $117,352.74 for approval of spending authority to purchase Hardware and Software through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) for the Houston Airport System - Enterprise Fund




8.  CYPRESS LAWN & TURF EQUIPMENT, INC for Tractor and Mower Replacement Parts and Repair Services for the Fleet Management Department - 3 Years with two-one year options - $1,209,958.49 - Fleet Management Fund


9.  UR INTERNATIONAL, INC for renewal of annual License Application for Towed Vehicle Reporting Management System for Houston Police Department - 12 Months - $63,600.00 - Auto Dealers Fund


10.  TRITECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. for Gemini Compatible Diver Mounted Display Tether System Accessories for Public Safety and Homeland Security on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $79,316.00 - General and Grant Funds


11.  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, INC for purchase of Polymer Feed Systems for Houston Public Works - $59,980.00 - Enterprise Fund


12.  THE STEWART ORGANIZATION through the Texas Department of Information Resources for spending authority for the purchase of Managed Print Services for Houston Public Works - 4 Years - $528,000.00 - Building Inspection Fund


13.  CORE & MAIN LP for PVC Gravity SDR-35 Sewer Pipes and Fitting for Houston Public Works - 3 Years with two one-year options - $246,357.15 - Enterprise Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 15 through 51


ORDINANCES


21.  ORDINANCE appointing Presiding and Alternate Judges for the Early Voting Ballot Boards, Central Counting Station and Voting Precincts for City of Houston Runoff Election for Office of Council Member, District B to be held on December 12, 2020; prescribing the maximum number of Election Clerks for each voting precinct


22.  ORDINANCE establishing City of Houston Election Precincts and designating Polling Places for City of Houston Runoff Election for Office of Council Member, District B to be held on December 12, 2020


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a continuation grant application to the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Grant for the City of Houston Health Department; declaring the City's eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to act as the City's representative in the application process; authorizing the Director of the Houston Health Department to accept the Grant and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, and to apply for an accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant


25.  **PULLED – This item will not be considered on 12/2 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


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $522,500.00 out of Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund; awarding contract to FMG CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC for City Hall Annex Garage Miscellaneous Hurricane Harvey Project; 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 contingencies financed by the Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $4,687,281.46 out of Tax Increment Funds for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MONTROSE ZONE), for payment to the Montrose Redevelopment Authority as provided herein - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


30.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 833 Arlington Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


31.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 4022 Oak Ridge Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


32.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 1631 Oxford Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


33.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 728 Pizer Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


34.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 920 W. Temple Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS




35.  ORDINANCE providing for an Ad Valorem Tax exemption on a historical site located at 1114 Texas Avenue in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


37.  ORDINANCE further amending Ordinance No. 2011-928 to increase spending authority for Antenna Site License Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Licensee, and 600 TRAVIS OWNER, LLC, Licensor, from $265,539.97 to $587,254.14


38.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-785 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 of 15 feet to replace the map in Exhibit “B” attached thereto - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


39.  ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 700 block of East 24th Street, within the City of Houston, Texas, as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


40.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the north and south sides of the 1800 block of Cherryhurst 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 - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN


41.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 406 Henry Street and also known as the “House at 406 Henry Street” 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 H - CISNEROS


42.  ORDINANCE releasing certain territory consisting of approximately 43.1035 acres of land in Waller County, Texas, located in the vicinity of U.S. Highway 290 and James R. Muse Parkway, from the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston, Texas; approving and authorizing Release Agreement between City of Houston and City of Waller, imposing a 5-Year time period for City of Waller to complete annexation of the released territory into its municipal boundaries


43.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 5.9885 acres of land to NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 15, for inclusion in the district


45.   ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 10.0004 acres of land to REID ROAD MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 2, for inclusion in the district


47.  ORDINANCE extending the term of existing Untreated Water Supply Contracts between City of Houston and its untreated water customers set to expire December 31, 2020, under certain conditions; approving the forms of contract for new Untreated Water Supply Contracts to be executed by City of Houston and each of its untreated water customers; authorizing the Mayor to sign the approved Untreated Water Supply Contracts between City of Houston and its untreated water customers in the form approved herein and delegating authority to the Mayor or his designee to amend the contract and modify its content


48.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,300,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund-Drainage Charge as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to contract between City of Houston and PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, LLC for FY2020 Local Drainage Program Contract #1 (as Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0977); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery and engineering and testing services relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund-Drainage Charge


49.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,050,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and R.G. MILLER, INC for Design of FY21 SWAT Drainage Rehabilitation Work Order Design Contract #1; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Drainage Charge


50.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,096,656.80 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and BROWN & GAY ENGINEERS, INC for rehabilitation of Water Storage Tanks at Various Locations; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS A - PECK, B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; J - POLLARD and K - CASTEX-TATUM


51.  ORDINANCE authorizing transfer of $2,593,947.00 from Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund into the HPW-NEWPP Construction Fund; appropriating $2,593,947.00 from HPW-NEWPP Construction Fund and approving expenditure of said sum from the HPW-NEWPP Construction Fund for services associated with the Northeast Water Purification Plant (“NEWPP”) Expansion Project (“Project”); appropriating $148,281,578.00 from the Water Authorities Capital Contrib-NEWPP Fund and approving the expenditure of said sum from the Water Authorities Capital Contrib-NEWPP Fund for the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project; amending Ordinance No. 2015-1260 to increase the maximum project amount

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

2.  RECOMMENDATION from the Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES: Position Two - RICKY DON HARRIS, reappointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2022 Position Four - DAQUAN MINOR, appointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2022 Position Six - RICHARD E. PETTY, reappointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2022 Position Seven - TINA X. WILLIAMS, reappointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2021 Position Eight - KIMBERLY AGUILLARD, appointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2022, and to serve as Chair Position Ten - MERIDITH SILCOX, appointment, for a term to expire 7/26/2022 Position Twelve - MARK POTTS, reappointment  for a term to expire 7/26/2022


3.  RECOMMENDATION from the Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of JUDGE J. ELAINE MARSHAL as the Director and Presiding Judge of the MUNICIPAL COURTS DEPARTMENT for a four year term


4.  RECOMMENDATION from the Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON PARKS BOARD LGC, INC for terms to expire January 1, 2023: Position Seven - MINDY HILDEBRAND, reappointment for a term to expire January 1, 2023 Position Eight - MARIE A. BALDWIN, appointment for a term to expire January 1, 2023 Position Twelve - CHRISTOPHER GEORGE, appointment for a term to expire January 1, 2023 Position Eighteen - DON M. WOO, reappointment for a term to expire January 1, 2023


7.  KNAPP CHEVROLET, INC for fifteen Ambulance Cabs & Chassis mounted with Modular Bodies through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Fire Department - $2,963,275.00 - Fire Consolidated Construction Fund


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


15.  ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE V AND ARTICLE XI OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, Houston, Texas, relating to Regulation of Discharges to the City's Wastewater System


16.  RESOLUTION supporting the provision of adequate resources and funding to operate the City of Houston Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program as required by 40 C.F.R. Section 403 This item should only be considered after passage of Item 15 above


17.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-393, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and BAKERRIPLEY, INC for administration and related services for the Housing and Community Development Department and Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities in connection with the City’s Rental Assistance Program for individuals who have been affected by COVID-19; delegating authority to the Mayor or his designee to amend the contract and provide for other financial assistance - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


18.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving Development Agreement (CHDO Single Family Home Program) between City of Houston and A CARING SAFE PLACE, INC ("Developer") to provide up to $2,286,000.00 of Federal Home Funds to assist in the development of up to nine affordable single-family homes, two of which may include Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity accessory buildings, in the Settegast Super Neighborhood for sale to qualified purchasers who may receive an affordable subsidy funded by a reduction in sales proceeds to be paid to the City by the developer - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


19.  ORDINANCE authorizing and approving Developer Agreement (CHDO Single Family Home Program)  between City of Houston and CHANGE HAPPENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION to provide up to $2,100,000.00 of Federal Home Funds to assist in the development of up to eight affordable single-family homes, two of which may include Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity accessory buildings, within the Settegast and Acres Homes Super Neighborhoods, for sale to qualified purchasers who may receive an affordability subsidy funded by a reduction in sales proceeds to be paid to the City by the developers - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


20.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Loan Agreement between City of Houston and WILLIAM A. LAWSON INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY to provide a loan of Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds for the City’s Harvey Multifamily Program, to partially finance the new construction of Regency Lofts a 120-unit multifamily affordable rental housing community, located in the vicinity of 3232 Dixie Road, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Airport Use and Lease Agreement between City of Houston and SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO for Operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston - Revenue - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


26.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-388 to increase the maximum contract amount for Lease Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION, formerly HOUSTON CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL CORPORATION; approving and authorizing an amendment to the aforementioned lease agreement approving and authorizing reimbursement for eligible COVID-19 expenditures


28.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2020-944, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount for a contract between the City of Houston and HOUSTON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INC. for administration and related services for the Office of Business Opportunity in connection with the City’s Small Business Economic Relief Program for small businesses who have been affected by COVID-19; delegating authority to the Mayor or his designee to amend the contract and modify the City’s Small Business Economic Relief Program for small businesses who have been affected by COVID-19


36.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of grant funds through the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the FY20/21 SOLID WASTE GRANT PROGRAM (“Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Police Chief of the City of Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to apply for, accept, and expend the Grant Funds if awarded and to apply for, accept, and expend all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant and to extend the budget period


44.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 23.006 acres of land to NORTH BELT UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in the district; containing findings and other provisions related to the foregoing subject


46.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Purchase and Sale Agreement between KASMANI INVESTMENTS, INC, Seller, and the City of Houston, Texas, Purchaser, for acquisition of approximately 9.9727 acres of land located at Ammar Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas [Parcel No. LY19-027] for the Spellman Detention Basin Project in the amount of  $1,303,233.00 out of funds appropriated under Ordinance No. 2019-931; declaring the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery 2015 (“CDBG-DR15”) Program - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

Purchasing and Tabulation of Bids »

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS

52.  AMEND MOTION #2020-538, 10/28/2020, TO INCREASE spending authority from $88,98.00 to $177,976.00 for the purchase of an additional Step Van through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Fire Department, awarded to CHASTANG ENTERPRISE HOUSTON, LLC. dba CHASTANG FORD - REQUIRES THREE MOTIONS

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

53.  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 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUBOSH This was Item 4 on Agenda of November 18, 2020 


54.  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 TAGGED by COUNCIL MEMBERS MARTIN and TRAVIS This was Item 9 on Agenda of November 18, 2020


55.  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 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS PECK and PLUMMER

This was Item 13 on Agenda of November 18, 2020 

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 Travis first
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