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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.

Item 5

RECOMMENDATION from Director Solid Waste Management to rename the Northwest Service Center to the THOMAS M. BUCHANAN NORTHWEST SERVICE CENTER and the Southeast Service Center to the CHARLES R. IDLEBIRD SOUTHEAST SERVICE CENTER.

Item 63

ORDINANCE appropriating $11,189,867.03 out of Street & Bridge Consolidated Construction Fund, $342,932.97 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to JFT CONSTRUCTION, INC for Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Project No. 448, WBS N-000380-0001-4, S-000500-0062-4; 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 engineering, testing, project management, construction management, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Bridge Consolidated Construction Fund #4506 & Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund #8500.

Item 8 and Item 9

(8.) RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $4,302,309.19 and acceptance of work on contract with INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Cured-In-Place Pipe Method, WBS R-000266-00A6-4 - 2.84% under the original contract amount. (9.) RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $3,614,204.94 and acceptance of work on contract with INSITUFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation by Sliplining and Pipe Bursting Methods, WBS R-000266-00A8-4 - 0.58% over the original contract amount.

Item 42-1

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Compromise and Settlement Agreement between MARIO GALLEGOS and the City of Houston to settle a suit, Cause No. 2005-76353, 190th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas.

Items 18, 25 and 71

(18.) POWERLOGICS, INC for Telecommunication Radio Tower and Equipment Shelters from the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract through the Cooperative Purchasing Program under Section 211 of the Government Act 2000 for the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security - $1,978,588.96 - Grant Fund. (25.) ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 16 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to the creation of a Juvenile Case Manager Fund; containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability. (71.) ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to fire alarm systems and various fees; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for a collection fee; providing an effective date; providing for severability.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Items: Miscellaneous -Items 1 through 5, Accept Work - Items 6 through 14, Property - Item 15, Purchasing and Tabulation of Bids - Items 16 through 23, Resolutions and Ordinances - Items 24 through 66.

Item 67

SET DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS relative to proposed amendments to Project and Financing Plans for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 3 (Main Street/Market Square Zone) and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 14 (Fourth Ward Zone). SUGGESTED DATE FOR HEARINGS - 9:00 A.M. - WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 5, 2007.

Item 68

RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to allocate an additional $120,000.00 to contract for litigation support services between the City of Houston and BECK REDDEN AND SECREST, L.L.P. - CIP Cost Recovery Fund.

Item 69

MOTION by Council Member Khan/Seconded by Council Member Alvarado to adopt recommendation from the Mayor’s Office of Government Affairs for renewal of membership in the TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE - 1 Year - $72,558.00 - General Fund.

Item 70

RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department to declare the following properties surplus: 8600 Block of West Airport, 9002 Stella Link, 12500 Block of Frazier River, 11451 New Brook Drive, 1400 Block of Hussion (east), 1400 Block of Hussion (west), 1400 Block of Milby, 1400 Block of Miller, Edwards Drive, 6331 Micollet, 7800 Block of Tidwell Road, 5000 Block of Hirsch, 5000 Block of Hirsch, Old Galveston Road/Beltway 8, 803 Ennis.

Council Comments (part 1 of 2)

Matters to be Presented by Council Members.

Council Comments (part 2 of 2)

Matters to be Presented by Council Members.
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