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Council Member Green


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1.  9:00 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING in connection with the bond election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, on the proposed propositions regarding the issuance of pension obligation bonds and public improvement bonds

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CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 36


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERING


MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 2


MISCELLANEOUS


2.  RECOMMENDATION from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval to extend unpaid leave of absence for ANTHONY JULIEN, Sr. Utility Mechanic, beginning November 15, 2016, and continuing until November 28, 2016


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERING


ACCEPT WORK - NUMBER 3


ACCEPT WORK


3.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $960,759.19 and acceptance of work on contract with JERDON ENTERPRISE, L.P. for Wright Bembry Park - 4.44% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency  DISTRICT C - COHEN


PROPERTY - NUMBERING


PROPERTY - NUMBERS 4 through 6


PROPERTY


4.  RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to deposit the amount of the Award of Special Commissioners into the Registry of the Court to gain possession of the needed land and pay the costs of court in connection with eminent domain proceedings styled City of Houston v. Lift Industrial Texas Limited Partnership, et al., Cause No. 1081333, for acquisition of Parcels DY14-047 and DY14-021; for NORTH CORRIDOR PLANT  CONSOLIDATION PACKAGE 1B PROJECT - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


5.  RECOMMENDATION from City Attorney to settle the condemnation of Parcels KY13-201 and KY13-202, City of Houston v. Edward C. Kane, a/k/a E. C. Kane, et al; Cause No. 1056497; in connection with the NORTHEAST TRANSMISSION 108-INCH WATER LINE EASEMENT ACQUISITION PROJECT


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 7 and 8


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 9 through 36


ORDINANCES


9.  ORDINANCE authorizing, approving, confirming and ratifying certain matters relating to the City of Houston, Texas General Obligation Commercial Paper Notes, Series G-2, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $125,000,000 for the purpose of financing certain authorized purposes; approving certain officers and employees to act on behalf of the City in the selling and delivery of such Notes in accordance with the procedures specified herein; approving and authorizing execution of a Credit Agreement, a Note and related agreements pertaining to such Credit Agreement; making certain covenants and agreements in connection therewith and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, delivery and security of the Series G-2 Notes, including the approval of an Issuing and Paying Agency Agreement and an Offering Memorandum and the ratification of a Commercial Paper Dealer Agreement; ratifying and confirming certain matters pertaining to City of Houston, Texas General Obligation Commercial Paper Notes, Series G-1; and declaring an emergency


10.  A third amended and restated Ordinance authorizing, approving, confirming and ratifying certain matters relating to the City of Houston, Texas General Obligation Commercial Paper Notes, Series H-2, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100,000,000 for the purpose of financing certain authorized purposes; approving certain officers and employees to act on behalf of the City in the selling and delivery of such Notes in accordance with the procedures specified herein; approving and authorizing execution of a Credit Agreement, a Note and related agreements pertaining to such Credit Agreement; making certain covenants and agreements in connection therewith and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, delivery and security of the Series H-2 Notes, including the approval of an Issuing and Paying Agency Agreement and an Offering Memorandum and the ratification of a Commercial Paper Dealer Agreement; and declaring an emergency


11.  ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance of City of Houston, Texas, Convention & Entertainment Facilities Department Hotel Occupancy Tax and Special Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017; authorizing the Mayor and City Controller to approve certain terms thereof and certain other procedures relating thereto; providing for the payment thereof; authorizing the defeasance, final payment, and discharge of certain outstanding bonds; making other provisions regarding such bonds and matters incident thereto; awarding the sale of the Series 2017 Bonds; authorizing a continuing covenant agreement, an escrow agreement and a paying agent/registrar agreement; making other provisions regarding such bonds; and declaring an emergency


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an electronic application for grant assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice assistance for the FY2017 Technology Innovation for Public Safety Grant Program; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Chief of the Houston Police Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to accept and expend the grant funds, as awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the grant; approving and authorizing Cooperative Agreement between the City of Houston and U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE relating to the Human Trafficking Identification System


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing an updated Carrier Incentive Program for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum program amount - 2 Years - $18,000,000.00 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and I - GALLEGOS


28.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,285,620.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and PAPE-DAWSON ENGINEERS, INC for Rehabilitation of City owned Drainage Channels (as approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0432, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


29.  ORDINANCE appropriating $216,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and SES HORIZON CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC for Local Drainage Project Design Work Orders (Approved by Ordinance No.  2013-0033,  as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


30.  ORDINANCE appropriating $180,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and UNITED ENGINEERS, INC for Local Drainage Project Design Work Orders (Approved by Ordinance No. 2012-0228, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


34.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,800,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation; approving and authorizing first amendment to a construction contract between the City of Houston and T CONSTRUCTION, LLC for the FY2014 Local Drainage Project construction work orders #1 (approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0142); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF


35.  ORDINANCE appropriating $6,180,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF, awarding contract to CONRAD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LTD for Sagemont Drainage and Paving Improvements; 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, construction management, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


36.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-0782, passed second reading October 18, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to JSI HOUSTON TRANSFER STATION, INC, a Texas Corporation, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain findings related thereto - THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

6.  RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department that City Council declare surplus and authorize the sealed bid sale of the following properties: Parcel SY17-036          Sorters Rd., Montgomery Co. 77339                DISTRICT E - MARTIN Parcel SY15-065        Channelside St. @Fennell St., 77012              DISTRICT E - MARTIN


7.  AMEND MOTION #2013-770, 12/4/13, TO INCREASE spending authority from $1,536,704.00 to $1,920,880.00 for Automotive Peterbilt Truck Replacement Parts and Repair Services for the Fleet Management Department, awarded to RUSH TRUCK CENTERS OF TEXAS LP dba RUSH TRUCK CENTER, HOUSTON - $384,176.00 - Fleet Management Fund


8.  BAYOU CITY LAWN INVESTMENTS LLC dba BAYOU CITY LAWN & EQUIPMENT for Outstanding Invoices for purchase of Automotive and Equipment Replacement Parts and Repair Services and Supplies for the Fleet Management Department - $62,000.00 - Fleet Management Fund


12.  ORDINANCE authorizing issuance of City of Houston, Texas, Subordinate Lien Hotel Occupancy Tax and Parking Revenue Flexible Rate Notes, Series A, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $75,000,000; prescribing the terms and conditions thereof; providing for the payment thereof; approving and authorizing certain authorized officers and employees to act on behalf of the City in the selling and delivery of such flexible rate notes, within the limitations and procedures specified herein; making certain covenants and agreements in connection therewith; resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, security and delivery of such flexible rate notes, including the approval of a paying agent/registrar agreement and note purchase agreements; making other provisions regarding such flexible rate notes and matters incident thereto; authorizing a co-bond counsel agreement; and declaring an emergency


13.  ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 241 square-foot sanitary sewer easement adjacent to Lot 21, Block 1; located within the Usener Addition, John Austin Survey, A-1, Harris County, Texas, abandoning the easement to THXGE Holdings, LLC, abutting owner, in consideration of its payment to the City of $11,207.00 and other consideration - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of a revised Action Plan (Action Plan) for Disaster Recovery–2015 Flood Events, including an application for additional Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds associated  with  the  2015  flood  events  (CDBG - DR15)  in  the  amount  of $20,532,000, to be used to address flooding impacts from major disasters declared in 2015 and future flood resiliency, to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; accepting the aforementioned grant funds, if awarded; approving and authorizing a second substantial amendment to Ordinance No. 2016-705, as amended, which authorized the submission of the original Action Plan, to include the additional CDBG–DR15 Funds


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT to provide up to $10,660,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Flood Events Funds to perform voluntary property buyouts, demolition and relocation of families who are eligible property owner applicants in the targeted neighborhoods of Braeburn Glen, Glenburnie & Cashiola and Langwood - DISTRICT A - STARDIG; H - CISNEROS and J - LASTER


16.  ORDINANCE appropriating up to $18,000,000.00 in Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Affordable Housing Funds for single family and multi family affordable housing programs, including the administration of the City’s Affordable Housing Programs; approving and authorizing amendments to Ordinance No. 2005-1395 relating to the adoption of certain policies and procedures for funding affordable housing programs


17.  ORDINANCE amending City of Houston Ordinance Nos. 2013-353 passed April 24, 2013, as amended, and 2016-340 passed April 27, 2016, as amended, which authorized the submission of the 2013 and 2016 Annual Action Plans to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the applications and budgets for the Community Development Block Grant Program, among others


20.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2008-1066 (Passed on December 3, 2008) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and TETRA TECH, INC  for Disaster Management Recovery and Consulting Services for the Solid Waste Management Department - $10,000,000 - Disaster Recovery Fund


21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Sole Source Agreement between the City of Houston and FROST NATIONAL BANK for Automated Filing Fee Payment Services for Various Departments; providing a maximum contract amount - $392,500.00 - General and Other Fund


22.  ORDINANCE relating to the fiscal affairs of the OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS  REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY on behalf of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (OLD SPANISH TRAIL/ALMEDA CORRIDORS ZONE); approving the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2018-2022 Capital Improvements Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


23.  ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 2.8638 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 191, for inclusion in its district


24.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the acquisition of easements for 66-inch water line interconnection along west Hardy Road from Beltway 8 to Greens Road; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to four parcels of land required for the project which are located in the William Sevey Survey, Abstract No. 699, in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along west Hardy Road from Beltway 8 to Greens Road, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase and the use of eminent domain and further authorizing payment of costs of such purchases and/or eminent domain proceedings and associated costs for relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title policies/services, recording fees, court costs, and expert witness fees in connection with the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to four parcels of land required for the project DISTRICT B - DAVIS


25.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the 42-inch water line from West Bellfort Avenue to Bissonnet Street along Braes Forest Drive and Centerpoint Energy Fee Strip Project authorizing the acquisition of fee simple title interests in or easement interests to four parcels of land required for the project and situated in the Louis Cotton Survey Abstract No. 1012, the E.R. Campbell Survey, Abstract No. 1632, the .T. & B.R.R. Survey, Abstract No. 1184, and the John R. Black Survey, Abstract No 134, all in Harris County, Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase and the use of eminent domain and further authorizing payment of the costs of such purchases and/or eminent domain proceedings and associated costs for relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title fess in connection with the acquisition of fee simple title interest in or easement to the four parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICTS J - LASTER and K - GREEN


26.  ORDINANCE finding and determining public convenience and necessity for the acquisition of real property interests in connection with the public improvement project known as the easement acquisitions for the 108-inch water line from Aldine Westfield to Willis Street Project; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to twenty parcels of land required for the project and situated in the W.S. Novell Survey, Abstract No. 602, the Malcolm McAuley Survey, Abstract No. 577, the Samuel W. Upshaw Survey, Abstract No. 821, and The Joseph Hopkins Survey, Abstract No. 334, in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along the north Beltway 8, between Aldine Westfield And Willis Street in Houston, Harris County, Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase and the use of eminent domain and further authorizing payment of the costs of such purchases and/or eminent domain proceedings and associated costs for relocation assistance, appraisal fees, title policies/services, recording fees, court costs, and expert witness fees in connection with the acquisition of fee simple or easement interest to the twenty parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


27.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,394,184.49 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and CIVILTECH ENGINEERING, INC for Spring Shadows (North) Drainage and Paving Project (Approved by Ordinance No. 2014-0551); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT A - STARDIG


31.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and HR GREEN, INC for DR15 SWAT 4A Northside/Northline Drainage and Paving Improvements - $1,392,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


32.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and R.G. MILLER ENGINEERS, INC for DR15 SWAT 12A Bonita Gardens Drainage and Paving Improvements - $1,392,000.00 - Grant Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and H - CISNEROS


33.  ORDINANCE appropriating $240,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and R.G. MILLER ENGINEERS, INC for Local Drainage Project Negotiated Design Work Orders (Approved by Ordinance No. 2013-0032, as amended); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

37.  MOTION by Council Member Cohen/Seconded by Council Member Robinson to adopt recommendation from Chief Procurement Officer for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Debris Removal Services awarded to the following contractors for the Solid Waste Management Department in an amount not to exceed $32,028,976.70 - Disaster Recovery Fund:

Ceres Environmental Services, Inc Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc, d/b/a OSC Texas JLS Consulting, LLC d/b/a Terraworx Construction Sun Packing, Inc J.H. Reid General Contractor NOLA Construction & Development Group, LLC Basal Solutions, LLC Fisher Construction, Inc Harris Builder, LLC TMG Services, Inc. & Perk Company, Inc, Joint Venture, LP Webb Trucking and Landclearing, Inc dba WLT Corporation Sustainable Freight Group Corporation

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS TRAVIS and GALLEGOS  This was Item 18 on Agenda of October 18, 2017



38.  ORDINANCE releasing certain territory consisting of approximately 33.5 acres of land in Waller County, adjacent to the City of Prairie View, Texas, located near the intersection of James Muse Parkway and US Highway 290, from the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG This was Item 24 on Agenda of October 18, 2017


39.  ORDINANCE relating to the Fiscal Affairs of the HARDY/NEAR NORTHSIDE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY on behalf of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY-ONE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (HARDY/NEAR NORTHSIDE ZONE); approving the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan Budget for the Zone - DISTRICT H - CISNERO TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS This was Item 33 on Agenda of October 18, 2017

Non Consent - Matters to be Presented by Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Boykins first
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