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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.

Prayer and Pledge

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Council Member Clutterbuck. Roll call and adopt minutes of previous meeting.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Items: Miscellaneous -Items 1 and 2, Accept Work - Items 3 through 6, Property - Items 7 through 9, Purchasing and Tabulation of Bids - Items 10 through 18, Ordinances - Items 19 through 31.

Item 1

CONFIRMATION of the appointment of the following to the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for one-year terms to expire December 31, 2008: Position One - Council Member Anne Clutterbuck. Position Two - Council Member Adrian Garcia. Alternate At-Large Positions - Council Members Pam Holm and Sue Lovell.

Item 4

RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $251,164.07 and acceptance of work on contract with FOUR SEASONS DEVELOPMENT CO., INC for Diez Park Concession Stand, WBS F-504C26-0001-4 - 17.59% over the original contract amount.

Public Speakers (part 1 of 2)

Pursuant to City Council Rule 8, City Council will hear from members of the public; the names and subject matters of persons who had requested to speak at the time of posting of this Agenda are attached; the names and subject matters of persons who subsequently request to speak may be obtained in the City Secretary’s Office.

Public Speakers (part 2 of 2)

Pursuant to City Council Rule 8, City Council will hear from members of the public; the names and subject matters of persons who had requested to speak at the time of posting of this Agenda are attached; the names and subject matters of persons who subsequently request to speak may be obtained in the City Secretary’s Office.

Items 12, 13 and 18

(12.) INX, INC for Maintenance and Support Agreement from Cisco Network Equipment through the City’s Master Agreement with Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) for Information Technology Department - $1,465,522.75. (13.) EOS ENTERPRISE, LLC for Professional Consulting Services for Programming, Configuration and Support Services for the Information Technology Department - $150,000.00. (18.) TURTLE AND HUGHES, INC for Electrical Supplies and Fittings for Various Departments $1,730,937.04.

Item 20

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between the City of Houston and BLUE TRIANGLE MULTI-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED, to provide $1,300,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the Renovation of a Public Facility located at 3005 McGowan Avenue, Houston, Texas.

Scout Troop 952

Council Member Michael Sullivan recognizes Scout Troop 952.

Item 23

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an $85,000.00 Legal Services Agreement between the City of Houston and ANDREWS & KURTH, LLP to provide legal services in connection with borrowers’ prepayments and the City’s defeasance of certain Sec. 108 Economic Development Loans and the reprogramming of excess proceeds.

Items 27, 29 and 30

(27.) ORDINANCE appropriating $650,000.00 out of Parks Consolidated Construction Fund as an additional appropriation for Professional Architectural Services Contract between the City of Houston and M2L ASSOCIATES, INC for Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan Phase 1 Implementation (approved by Ordinance No. 02-0615), WBS F-00504C-0020-3. (29.) ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2007-557 passed May 9, 2007 relating to construction contract for the Safe Sidewalk Program to correct the Outline No. of the Engineering Testing Services Contract. (30.) ORDINANCE appropriating $2,910,000.00 out of Drainage Improvements Commercial Paper Series F, Fund No. 4030 as an additional appropriation for Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and TCB, INC for services associated with the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) (Approved by Ordinance No. 03-1195), WBS M-000220-0003-3; M-000250-0001-3; M-000276-0001-3; M-000282-0001-3; providing funding for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Drainage Improvements Commercial Paper Series F, Fund No. 4030.

Item 32

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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