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


Council Member Alcorn


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# 349 483 85# 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# 747 339 179#, however no public comment will be allowed


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CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 47


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 1 through 8


MISCELLANEOUS


1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of ARTURO G. MICHEL as CITY ATTORNEY effective January 1, 2021


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of GARY A. GLASSCOCK as DIRECTOR OF FLEET MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT effective January 1, 2021


4.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-TWO, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LELAND WOODS ZONE):

Position One - LORNIA ANN PARKER, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Two - VICTORIA CROSS, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Three - ANIBETH CAROLINA TURCIOS, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Four - CHARLES EDWARD NOBLE JR., appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022, and to serve as Chair for a term ending December 31, 2021 Position Five - BRYAN SMART, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021



5.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following to the LELAND WOODS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Position One - LAMIA ANN PARKER, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Two - VICTORIA CROSS, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Three - ANIBETH CAROLINA TURCIOS, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Four - CHARLES EDWARD NOBLE JR., appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022, and to serve as Chair for a term ending December 31, 2021 Position Five - BRYAN SMART, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021



6.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of SAMUEL SARABIA to Position Seven of the GULFGATE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a term to expire December 9, 2022


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 9 and 10


ACCEPT WORK


9.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $887,679.62 and acceptance of work on contract with DG MEDINA CONSTRUCTION, LLC for On-Call Neighborhood Traffic Management Program - 1.99% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A - PECK; C - KAMIN; D - EVANS-SHABAZZ; F - THOMAS; G - TRAVIS; H - CISNEROS and J - POLLARD


10.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,338,944.27 and acceptance of work on contract with E. P. BRADY, LTD., for Sewer Service Improvements Magnolia Point Unserved Areas Package 2 - Plantation Hills Internal Sanitary Sewer Improvements - 6.85% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBER 11


PROPERTY


11.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Navid Rezanejad of Nations Property and Management, on behalf of Mojahed Elsivand, declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of an alley, from Glenrose Street to Lockhart Street, located within Block 43 of the Sunnyside Place Addition, out of the B. H. Freeling Survey, Parcel SY20-062 - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATIONS OF BIDS - NUMBERS 12 through 19


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


12.  CHASTANG ENTERPRISES, INC dba CHASTANG'S BAYOU CITY AUTOCAR - $2,358,090.00, McNEILUS FINANCIAL, INC dba MCNEILUS TRUCK and MANUFACTURING CO. - $1,964,520.00 and HOUSTON FREIGHTLINER, INC - $2,042,790.00 for purchase of Refuse Trucks through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Solid Waste Management Department - $6,365,400.00 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund


16.  DECOULANT, INC for the purchase of Traffic Signal Poles for Houston Public Works - $28,500.00 - Enterprise Fund


17.  PKJ INTERNATIONAL LLC for the purchase of Chain of Flights Parts for Houston Public Works - $47,514.85 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


18.  BEVCO COMPANY for the purchase of Check Valves for Houston Public Works - $29,540.00 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 20 through 47


ORDINANCES


27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Lease Agreement between ORANGESTONE MCKINNEY, LLC, as Landlord, and City of Houston, Texas, as Tenant, for property located at 2020 McKinney, Houston, Harris County, Texas, for use by the Parking Management Division of the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department - 1 Year with a one-year option - $277,631.00 - ParkHouston Special Revenue Fund - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $500,000.00 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Service Contracts between City of Houston and ANSER ADVISORY, LLC, CIVIL PES, PLLC, and SUNLAND GROUP INC for Technical Advisory Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount and contingency - 3 Years with two one-year options


29.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2018-0255 (Passed on March 28, 2018) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and FIRETROL PROTECTION SYSTEMS, INC  for Portable Fire Extinguisher and Fire Hose Inspections, Maintenance, and Hydrostatic Testing Services for Various Departments - $245,289.27 - General and Other Funds


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Bilateral Contract Amendment to a Continuation Grant Contract between City and TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY PROTECTIVE SERVICES for Helping through Intervention and Prevention (“HIP”) Program; authorizing the Houston Health Department Director to accept and expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the HIP Program


33.  ORDINANCE establishing the east and west sides of the 2200 block of Columbia 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 C - KAMIN


34.  ORDINANCE establishing the north side of the 2100 block of Alabama 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 D -EVANS-SHABAZZ


40.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LAKE HOUSTON ZONE) - DISTRICT E - MARTIN


41.  ORDINANCE approving sixth amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (LAKE HOUSTON ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 40 above



42.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (HIRAM CLARKE/FORT BEND ZONE) - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


43.   ORDINANCE approving first amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (HIRAM CLARKE/FORT BEND ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM This item should only be considered after passage of Item 42 above


45.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 10-foot-wide sanitary sewer easement and two 10-foot-wide prescriptive sanitary sewer easements, out of Restricted Reserve "D", Block 1, of Town and Country Town Center Subdivision and out of Restricted Reserve "A", Block 1 of Town and Country Town Village East Subdivision, all located out of the George Bellows Survey, Abstract No. 3, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the easements to TC BLVD PARTNERS, II, LLC and TOWN AND COUNTRY TOWN PARTNERSHIP in consideration of their payment to the City in the amount of $294,143.00, and other good and valuable consideration - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


46.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2019-670 to include the acquisition of one additional parcel for the Garden Oaks and Shepherd Park (West) and (East) Drainage and Paving Project and further finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of such parcel by gift, dedication, purchase and if necessary the use of eminent domain - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


47.  ORDINANCE appropriating of $3,759,941.25 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax, awarding contract to TIKON GROUP, INC for Citywide Intersections Rebuild and Safety Improvements Work Order 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 testing services, CIP Cost Recovery, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

3.  REQUEST from the Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON BARC FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Position One - AMY LOWE, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Four - KATIE PRICHARD WADDLE, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Five - MARIANNE FANNING, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Six - ANDREA E. HELLYER, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Seven - LAURA H. BUTLER, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Eight - SHANNON CONKLIN, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Ten - LAUREN KENTON, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Twelve - ELSIE J. ECKERT, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Thirteen - GIOVANNI ROSSELLI, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Fourteen - SOPHIA PROLER, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Fifteen - MALCOLM (MACK) EISENBERG, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2021 Position Sixteen - ANDREA MARIE WARD, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Eighteen - ANNISE PARKER, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Twenty-Two - HOLLY BENSON, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Twenty-Three - SUSANA RODRIGUEZ MOLINA, appointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022 Position Twenty-Four - BRENDA HANZL, reappointment for a term to expire December 31, 2022



7.  ORDINANCE appropriating $129,548.95 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation to contract between the City of Houston and NBG CONSTRUCTORS, INC for the Brazos Bridge over Smith Street and Holman Street for Change Order No. 3 (Approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0780); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery, testing services and contingencies to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund - Ad Valorem Tax - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


8.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of Change Order No. 3 in the amount of $102,753.00 awarded to NBG CONSTRUCTORS, INC for the Brazos Bridge Over Smith St. and Holman St. (Deck Slab Replacement) - DISTRICT C - KAMIN This item should only be considered after passage of Item 7 above


13.  ORDINANCE appropriating $900,000.00 out of Police Consolidated Construction Fund for Structural Stabilization and Remediation Services for the Houston Police Department Headquarters Building


14.  RESTOCON CORPORATION for approval of spending authority for emergency payment for Structural Repairs to the Houston Police Department Headquarters - $900,000.00 - Police Consolidated Construction Fund

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 13 above



15.  TY ART, LLC for emergency payment for the Relocation of Civic Art Monuments for the General Services Department - $96,600.00 - General Fund


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


20.  ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 44 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to Tax Abatement and related Fees


21.  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE of ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, by replacing Article VII, the Hazardous Enterprises Ordinance, in its entirety to strengthen enforcement language, expand certain definitions, include a review  process for appeals and modifications, and establish related fees; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; declaring certain conduct unlawful and providing for a penalty therefor


22.  ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 33-14 AND 33-18 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to composition of the Planning Commission and selection of a Chairman for the Commission


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston (“City”) and THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE, INC, doing business as IMPACT CENTER using up to $366,300.00 of previously appropriated Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Affordable Housing Funds to provide Organizational and Leadership Development for the City’s Housing and Community Development Department Senior Staff - TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing amendments to the City’s Home Repair Program Guidelines, authorized pursuant to Ordinance No. 2018-22, as amended by Ordinance No. 2020-115, to add Emergency Repair Assistance as a new Project Classification and increase the Maximum Project Cost Cap


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to Master Contractor Agreement for City of Houston Home Repair Program to be executed by the City of Houston and each of the following contractors (each a “Contractor”):  SLSCO, LTD.; PMG CONSTRUCTION, INC; THE BAPTISTE GROUP LLC; DSW HOMES, LLC; HOUSTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC; CROWN RIDGE BUILDERS, LLC; THOMPSON CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC; BURGHLI INVESTMENTS INC. dba BURGHLI HOMES; MAYBERRY HOMES, INC; REBUILDING TOGETHER – HOUSTON; JAMES W. TURNER CONSTRUCTION, LTD.; and BYRDSON SERVICES LLC dba EXCELLO HOMES to incorporate Emergency Repair Assistance and Substantial Gut Rehabilitation Projects and increase the maximum project cost cap in accordance with the Home Repair Program Guidelines; and approving and authorizing revised forms of the Tri-Party Agreement, Deed of Trust and Promissory Note for use in the City of Houston Home Repair Program to incorporate Emergency Repair Assistance and Substantial Gut Rehabilitation Projects and increase the maximum project cost cap in accordance with the Home Repair Program Guidelines

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 24 above



26.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $1,220,270.27 in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Affordable Housing Funds, which were part of a previous TIRZ appropriation authorized pursuant to Ordinance No. 2017-518 to provide funding for Minor Critical Emergency Repair Program and Related Documents; appropriating $1,220,270.27 in TIRZ Affordable Housing Funds to the Home Repair Program Master Contractor Agreement to provide Rapid Assistance for homeowners needing low cost repairs under the Home Repair Program

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 25 above



30.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the execution of Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement between City of Houston and the Interlocal Purchasing System


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Master Equity Lease Agreement between City of Houston and ENTERPRISE FM TRUST for Leasing of Vehicles through an Interlocal Purchase with the Interlocal Purchasing System for the Houston Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $2,933,662.20 - General Fund

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 30 above



35.  ORDINANCE approving the issuance of bonds by the UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


36.  ORDINANCE enlarging the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWO, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MIDTOWN ZONE) - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


37.   ORDINANCE approving seventh amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWO, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MIDTOWN ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plan; extending the duration of the Zone to December 31, 2050 -DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and D - EVANS-SHABAZZ This item should only be considered after passage of Item 36 above


38.  ORDINANCE reducing the boundaries of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS ZONE) - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


39.  ORDINANCE approving eighth amended Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS ZONE); authorizing the City Secretary to distribute such plans - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM

This item should only be considered after passage of Item 38 above



44.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to amended and restated Development, Construction, Operations, Maintenance and Concession Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, UPTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, and MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY, INC relating to Memorial Park - DISTRICTS C - KAMIN and G - TRAVIS

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NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

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