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


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# 117 106 912# 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# 174 476 749#, however no public comment will be allowed.


Council Member Kubosh


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

SP04-20-2021


RECESS

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 47


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 3


MISCELLANEOUS


2.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF PUBLIC TRUSTS, for terms to expire March 22, 2023:

Position One    - MATT ZEIS Position Three - KIMBERLY DIXON-DUDLEY Position Five    - JONATHAN HOWARD Position Seven - ANISH NAGAR Position Nine   - JON MARIE ROGERS



3.  RECOMMENDATION from the Fire Chief, for approval of Extension of Injury on Duty Leave (Salary Continuation) for Engineer/Operator REGGINAL BROWN, for the period April 12, 2021 through July 10, 2021


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 4 and 5


ACCEPT WORK


5.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $3,062,393.76 and acceptance of work on contract with CFG INDUSTRIES, LLC, for Rehabilitation of Water Storage Tanks - Package 11 - 5.96% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN; F - THOMAS and K - CASTEX-TATUM


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 6 and 7


PROPERTY


6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works to Purchase Parcel AY19-153 located at 4715 Canal Street for the SOUTH LOCKWOOD PAVING AND DRAINAGE PROJECT from Crites Street to Harrisburg Boulevard - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


7.  RECOMMENDATION from the City Attorney to deposit the amount of the Award of the Special Commissioners into the Registry of the Court, pay all costs of Court in connection with eminent domain proceeding styled City of Houston v. Alta Med Main, LP, et al., Cause No. 1164320, for acquisition of Parcel DY19-019; for the WESTRIDGE REGIONAL LIFT STATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 8 through 20


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


9.  DELTA FIRE & SAFETY, INC for purchase of Thermal Imaging Cameras for the Houston Fire Department - 3 Years with 2 one-year options - $188,860.15 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund


10.  AMEND MOTION #2016-0377, 8/3/2016, TO INCREASE spending authority to TELEFLEX, LLC (Formerly ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC) for the purchase of Arrow EZ-IO Systems for the Houston Fire Department - $213,950.00 - General Fund


11.  CHASTANG ENTERPRISES HOUSTON, LLC dba CHASTANG FORD - $92,166.00 and GUNN BUICK, GMC, LTD - $176,231.00 for Hazmat Response Vehicles through the Interlocal Agreements for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) and the Texas Local Cooperative (BuyBoard) for Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Fire Department - Grant Fund


12.  AGGREKO, LLC for approval of payment for Emergency Purchase for the Rental of Temporary Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for the General Services Department - $225,435.77 - Maintenance Renewal and Replacement Fund


13.  CITY SUPPLY COMPANY, INC for approval of Emergency Purchase for Plumbing Supplies related to the impact of Winter Storm Uri for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department - $22,166.63 - General Fund


14.  PORTER LEE CORPORATION for sole source purchase for Software License Maintenance and Support for the Houston Police Department - 1 Year - $52,990.00 - General Fund


15.  TRIAD MARINE & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY, INC for sole source purchase of a Zodiac Inflatable Boat and Trailer for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of the Houston Police Department - $33,204.29 - Police Consolidated Construction Fund




16.  MARK'S AIRBOATS INC for purchase of Airboats and Airboat Trailers for the Fleet Management Department on behalf of Houston Public Works - $205,562.00 - Enterprise Fund


17.  FERGUSON ENTERPRISES LLC for purchase of Fire Hydrant Static Pressure Gauges for Houston Public Works - $4,275.00 - Enterprise Fund


19.  EVANS CONSOLES INCORPORATED for approval of spending authority for purchase of Telecommunication and Dispatch Console Furniture through the Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TxMAS) for Various Departments - $569,213.71 - Reimbursement of Equipment/Project and Grant Funds


20.  CENTRAL POLY-BAG CORP. - $1,058,902.00, ALL AMERICAN POLY - $196,381.00 and MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY - $82,986.90 - for Linear Low-Density Polyethylene Bags for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - General and Enterprise Funds


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 21 through 47


ORDINANCES


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the City of Houston to submit the 2021 Annual Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the following 2021 grant applications and budgets: 1) 47th Program Year Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $24,822,902.00 (which amount includes $157,395.00 in Program Income); 2) Home Investment Partnerships Grant in the amount of $10,432,721.00 (which amount includes $126,543.00 in Program Income); 3) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant in the amount of $10,884,807.00; and 4) Emergency Solutions Grant in the amount of $2,105,548.00; and to accept funds from the aforementioned grants, if awarded


22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between City of Houston and EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INSPIRING COMMUNITIES, INC to extend the term of the contract and provide additional Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuing administration and operation of the Housing Entrepreneurial and Readiness Training (H.E.A.R.T.) Program, a Job Training Program for developmentally disabled low and moderate income adults - $200,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


23.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between City of Houston and AIDS FOUNDATION HOUSTON, INC, extending the term of the contract and providing additional Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS ("HOPWA") Funds for the continuing administration and operation of three multi-unit residential facilities, along with supportive services - $1,080,238.00 - Grant Fund


24.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between the City of Houston and HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP for Bond Counsel, Special Disclosure counsel, and Special Tax Counsel Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell notes for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance current expenses.  The proposed bond, special disclosure, and special tax counsel, Holland & Knight, LLP (“Holland & Knight”) is a full-service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond, special disclosure, and tax counsel for the City.  Holland & Knight has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of similar notes since 2019.  The engagement of Holland & Knight is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City.  Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.


25.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE, LLP for Bond Counsel Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance current expenses.  The proposed bond counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (“Orrick”) is a full-service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Orrick has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations since 2018.  The engagement of Orrick is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City.  Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.



26.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and HAYNES & BOONE, LLP for Special Disclosure Counsel Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance current expenses.  The proposed special disclosure counsel, Haynes & Boone LLP (“Haynes”) is a full-service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as special disclosure counsel for the City.  Haynes has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations.  The engagement of Haynes is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City.  Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.



27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between City of Houston and BRACEWELL LLP for Bond Counsel Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount

Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2254.1036, the following written notice is given to the public: The City desires to sell bonds for public purposes as authorized by State law and as further set forth in the ordinance to finance current expenses.  The proposed bond counsel, Bracewell LLP (“Bracewell”) is a full-service firm that includes a national public finance practice and has the necessary competence, qualification and experience to serve as bond counsel for the City.  Bracewell has previously represented the City in connection with the issuance of various bonds and other obligations since 2012, and prior to such time the same attorneys represented the City in connection with the issuance of bonds at a prior firm.  The engagement of Bracewell is in the best interest of the City, since the legal services requested require specialized experience in municipal finance, federal tax, and state securities law and therefore cannot be adequately performed by the attorneys and supporting personnel of the City.  Furthermore, such legal services cannot be reasonably obtained from attorneys in private practice for the payment of hourly fees without contingency because the City will not be obligated to pay any legal fees unless the transaction successfully closes.



33.   ORDINANCE appropriating $170,963.00 out of Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund, awarding Construction Contract to JERDON ENTERPRISE, L.P. for the HOU TNC Lot Paving Project at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) (Project No. 238); 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, and contingencies relating to the HOU TNC Lot Paving Project financed by Airport System Airports Renewal and Replacement Fund - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


34.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and FLEET SOLUTIONS LLC dba USA FLEET SOLUTIONS for Vehicle Tracking Services for the Houston Health Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $1,503,960.00 - Health Special Revenue Fund


35.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City of Houston and  HILLTOP SECURITIES ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC for Arbitrage Rebate Computation and Consulting Services for the Office of the City Controller; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $476,820.00 - General, Enterprise and Other Funds


36.    

 **PULLED – This item will not be considered on April 21, 2021 ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to Ordinance No. 2009-1131, as amended, to increase spending authority for License Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Licensee, and AMERICAN TOWERS, INC, Licensor, to fund the second renewal term of the license



37.    

**PULLED – This item will not be considered on April 21, 2021 ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to Ordinance No. 2011-709, as amended, to increase spending authority for License Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Licensee, and AMERICAN TOWERS, INC, Licensor, to fund the second renewal term of the license



38.  ORDINANCE renewing the establishment of the south side of the 1100 block of Bomar Street, between Van Buren Street and Montrose Boulevard, and the north and south sides of the 1200-1300 blocks of Bomar Street, between Van Buren Street and Waugh Drive, within the City of Houston, Texas as a special minimum building line requirement block pursuant to the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - KAMIN


39.  ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 2000 and 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 establishing the north side of the 2200 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


41.  ORDINANCE designating the property municipally known as 3347 Reeves Street and also known as “The Pitre Goodie House” being located within the City of Houston, Texas, as a landmark - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


43.  MUNICIPAL Setting Designation Ordinance prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 33.943 acres commonly known as 3131 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Harris County, Texas; supporting issuance of a Municipal Setting Designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the request of 2ML REAL ESTATE INTERESTS, INC. - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


47.  ORDINANCE appropriating $315,000.00 out of Dedicated Drainage & Street Renewal Capital Find – Ad Valorem Tax as an additional appropriation to the Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between City of Houston and GUNDA CORPORATION, LLC for Paving and Drainage Projects (as approved by Ordinance No. 2019-0838); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery financed by the Dedicated Drainage & Street Renewal Capital Find – Ad Valorem Tax


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERING


MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 48 through 49


MATTERS HELD

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

1.  REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the COASTAL WATER AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for terms to expire March 31, 2023:

Position Three - TONY L. COUNCIL Position Four   - D. WAYNE KLOTZ



4.  RECOMMENDATION from Director Houston Public Works for approval of final contract amount of $4,504,100.74 and acceptance of work on contract with T. CONSTRUCTION, LLC for FY2014 Local Drainage Project Construction Work Orders #2 - 0.09% over the revised contract amount and under the 5% contingency amount 


8.  CHASTANG ENTERPRISES HOUSTON LLC dba CHASTANG FORD for purchase of three complete Animal Control Trucks through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) for Fleet Management Department on behalf of Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department - $204,961.00 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund


18.  TEXAS MATERIALS GROUP, INC dba GULF COAST for Hot Mix Asphaltic Pavement Concrete Type D for Various Departments - 3 Years with two one-year options - $31,792,288.00 - General, Enterprise and Special Funds


28.   ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2017-0612, as amended by Ordinance No. 2018-1033 to increase the maximum contract amount for agreement for Legal Services between City and DENTON NAVARRO ROCHA BERNAL & ZECH, P.C. for Legal Representation of the City of Houston in Houston Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, Local 341, Plaintiff vs. City of Houston, Texas, Defendant, pending in Cause No. 2017-42885 in the 234th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas - $92,000.00 - Property & Casualty Fund


29.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Services Agreement between BECK REDDEN LLP  and City of Houston (“City”) relating to a consolidated lawsuit filed against the City and against Art Acevedo, in his official capacity of Houston Police Chief; establishing a maximum contract amount - $1,250,637.50 - Property & Casualty Fund


30.  ORDINANCE making certain findings related to the taking of approximately 67,080 square feet of land out of Herman Park for the Construction, Maintenance, Repair, Replacement, Removal and Operation of a Transmission Tower, and Underground Utility Lines that will connect to the planned substation at 1115 S. Braeswood (the “Project”); approving and authorizing an easement conveyance from the City to CENTERPOINT ENERGY ELECTRIC LLC for the Project - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a Purchase and Sale Agreement between City of Houston, Texas, Seller, and TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, Purchaser, for the sale of approximately 3.63 acres of land located at 1115 Braeswood, Houston, Harris County, Texas (Parcel No. P65-011), for $15,000,000.00 - DISTRICT D - EVANS-SHABAZZ


32.  ORDINANCE suspending for forty-five days the implementation of the Interim Rate Adjustment Filing pertaining to the Retail Gas Utility Rates by CENTERPOINT ENERGY RESOURCES CORP, d/b/a CENTERPOINT ENERGY ENTEX and as CENTERPOINT ENERGY TEXAS GAS and otherwise maintaining current rates in effect until changed


42.   ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an electronic application for and acceptance of Grant Funds through the NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION to develop a new Houston Parks Master Plan for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (“Grant”); declaring the City’s eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the Director of the Houston Parks and Recreation 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 - $500,000.00 - Grant Fund


44.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between City and the Property Owner(s) at 14235 Kellywood Lane, Houston, Texas 77079 for 2016 Flood Mitigation Assistance Home Elevation Project to be performed by PLANET THREE CONSULTING CORP; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


45.  ORDINANCE approving the acceptance of funds through Grant Agreement between City of Houston and the TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ("TDEM") for the reimbursement for the design of the TIRZ 17 Detention Project as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program ("HMPG"); declaring the City's eligibility for such Grant; authorizing the City of Houston Director of Houston Public Works ("Director") to act as the City's representative in the application process; authorizing the Director to accept the grant and expend the Grant Funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the Grant - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


46.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement for TIRZ 17 Detention Project Cost Share between City of Houston and TIRZ 17 MEMORIAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, acting by and through its governing body, the Board of Directors, on behalf of Reinvestment Zone Number Seventeen, City of Houston, Texas, a Reinvestment Zone created by the City - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


48.  ORDINANCE awarding contract to LIBERTY TIRE RECYCLING, LLC for Used and Scrap Tire Disposal Services for Various Departments, providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $2,820,000.00 - General and Fleet Management Funds TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GALLEGOS This was item 17 on Agenda of April 14, 2021


49.  ORDINANCE appropriating $130,549.65 out of Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax; approving and authorizing first amendment to Professional Engineering Services Contract between City of Houston and TLC ENGINEERING, INC for Chimney Rock Connectivity to Fort Bend Tollway (Abide and Altair) (Approved by Ordinance No. 2017-0908); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Dedicated Drainage and Street Renewal Capital Fund – Ad Valorem Tax - DISTRICT K - CASTEX-TATUM TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CASTEX-TATUM This was item 32 on Agenda of April 14, 2021

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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