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Reading of City Council Agenda

Descriptions or captions of Agenda items read by the City Secretary prior to commencement of city council.

Mayor's Report

Mayor Bill White gives his report.

Current Financial Status of the City

REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Items: Miscellaneous -Items 1 and 2, Accept Work - Items 3 through 8, Property - Item 9, Purchasing and Tabulation of Bids - Items 10 through 13a, Ordinances - Items 14 through 28.

Item 29 and 29a

(29.) ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Compromise and Settlement Agreement between the City of Houston and CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC to settle outstanding disputes and controversies; making various findings and provisions relating to the subject. (29a.) ORDINANCE amending the City of Houston Sign Code (Chapter 46 of the Building Code, Houston, Texas) relating to reduction of the number of Off-Premise Signs; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; providing a penalty; providing for enforcement; providing an effective date.

Students Visit City Hall

High school students sit in on city council meeting.

Items 1, 2, 5 - 8 and 12

(Item 1) RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for supplemental allocation of $100,000.00 for contract with HONESTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC for Professional Environmental Consulting Services Contract for the Houston Police Department’s Dangerous Building Program - Dangerous Building Consolidated Fund. (Item 2) RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for supplemental allocation of $100,000.00 for contract with TECHNOLOGY SERVING PEOPLE, INC for Professional Environmental Consulting Services Contract for the Houston Police Department’s Dangerous Building Program - Dangerous Building Consolidated Fund. (Item 5) Approval of final contract amount of $3,634,612.92 and acceptance of work on contract with INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Item 6) Approval of final contract amount of $3,661,349.08 and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, L.P. (Item 7) Approval of final contract amount of $4,127,435.36 and acceptance of work on contract with PM CONSTRUCTION & REHAB, L.P. (Item 8) Approval of final contract amount of $4,052,556.93 and acceptance of work on contract with INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Item 12) ORDINANCE appropriating $16,201.00 out of Reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund (Fund 1850); and 2) the appropriation of $274,032.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund (Fund 1800) for the Purchase of Automobiles, Vans, Utility Vehicles, and Light-Duty Trucks for Various Departments.

Item 12a

CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET - $141,373.00, PHILPOTT MOTORS, LTD. - $886,345.00 and TOMMIE VAUGHN MOTORS, INC - $101,603.00 for Automobiles, Vans, Utility Vehicles and Light-Duty Trucks for Various Departments - $1,129,321.00.

Items 14, 22 - 24, 26 and 28

(Item 14) ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE XIX OF CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS. (Item 22) ORDINANCE appropriating $1,218,700.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and JAYMARK ENGINEERING CORPORATION. (Item 23) ORDINANCE appropriating $1,328,271.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and KIT PROFESSIONALS, INC. (Item 24) ORDINANCE appropriating $2,674,307.00 out of Drainage Improvement Commercial Paper Series F Fund; $3,722,015.00 out of Street & Bridge Consolidated Construction Fund; $7,182,678.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to TEXAS STERLING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY for Holcombe Blvd. (Item 26) ORDINANCE appropriating $4,974,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to METRO CITY CONSTRUCTION, L.P. for Sampson Sewer and Eastwood Subdivision Sewer Relocation. (Item 28) ORDINANCE appropriating $45,239,705.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund, WBS A-000322-0006-4-01 and $739,902.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund, WBS A-000422-0007-3-01 and awarding construction contract to MANHATTAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

Item 30

MOTION by Council Member Khan/Seconded by Council Member Garcia to adopt recommendation from Finance & Administration Department to award to CEMEX, INC for Ready Mix Concrete for Various Departments - $7,413,738.75 - General, Storm Water and Enterprise Funds.

Council Comments

Matters to be Presented by Council Members.
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