AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY - APRIL 22, 2014 - 1:30 P. M.

COUNCIL CHAMBER - SECOND FLOOR - CITY HALL

901 BAGBY - HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Laster

 

 

 

1:30 P. M. - ROLL CALL

 

 

 

ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

 

 

 

2:00 P. M. - PUBLIC SPEAKERS - 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

NOTE: If a translator is required, please advise when reserving time to speak

 

 

 

5:00 P. M. - RECESS

 

RECONVENE

 

 

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 23, 2014 - 9:00 A. M.

 

 

DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE

CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT

 

HEARINGS - 9:00 A.M.

 

1.            PUBLIC HEARING on proposals for the City of Houston to enter into separate Strategic Partnership Agreements or amended and restated strategic partnership agreements with the below named districts in Harris County and Fort Bend County; on separate proposals by the City of Houston to annex for limited purposes certain territory within said Districts; and on a separate proposal by the City of Houston to annex for limited purposes certain territory in the vicinity of a certain District:

1.            HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 61         

2.            HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 286       

3.            CINCO MUD NO. 7                           

4.            HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 287       

5.            HARRIS COUNTY MUD NO. 367

6.            FORT BEND COUNTY MUD NO. 30        

 

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 46     

 

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 2  

 

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, 2016:

                           Position Two            -           YVONNE CABRAL

                           Position Four            -           LENORA SOROLA-POHLMAN

                           Position Six  -           WILLIAM J. HILL

                           Position Eight           -           BILL C. LITTLEJOHN

 

ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 3 through 6  

 

3.            RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $1,056,803.71 and acceptance of work on contract with JERDON ENTERPRISE, L.P. for Glenbrook Park - Phase II, and Schwartz Park - 1.76% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG and  I - GALLEGOS

 

4.            RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $369,964.00 and acceptance of work on contract with MILLIS DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION, INC for Sunnyside Park Trail - 5% over the original contract amount and within the 5% contingency - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS

 

5.            RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $429,750.00 and acceptance of work on contract with AAR INCORPORATED for Asbestos Abatement, Demolition and Underground Storage Tanks Removal at 801 Gillette Street  23.73% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

6.            RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $8,820,372.60 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC for Greens Bayou Lift Station Replacement - 1.93% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 7 through 11A 

 

7.            ORDINANCE appropriating $455,420.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of Computers and Installation Services for the Houston Fire Department

 

a.            APPROVE spending authority in the total amount not to exceed $1,051,750.79 to MOBILE CONCEPTS TECHNOLOGY, INC to Purchase Computers and Installation Services through the Texas Department of Information Resources for the Houston Fire Department - $596,330.79 Grant Fund

 

8.            GLOBAL SUPPLY SOLUTIONS, LLC d/b/a GSS GEAR for Body Armor from the General Services Administration Schedule 84 Contract through the Cooperative Purchasing Program for the Houston Police Department - $112,652.05 - General and Grant Funds

 

9.            APPROVE spending authority in the amount of $750,000.00 to M. E. K. INTERIORS & FLOORS, LLC to Purchase Floor Covering Supply and Installation Services from the State of Texas Procurement and Support Services Contract through the State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program for the Houston Police Department - General Fund

 

10.          RESTOCON CORPORATION for Parking Garage Rehabilitation for the General Services Department on behalf of the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $142,337.00 and contingencies for a total amount not to exceed $156,570.70 - Enterprise Fund


 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - continued  

 

11.          ORDINANCE appropriating $3,406,900.00 out of Reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund for Purchase of Automated Recycling Containers for Solid Waste Management Department

 

a.            TOTER LLC for Automated Recycling Containers through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the City of Tucson for the Solid Waste Management Department

 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 12 through 46  

 

12.          RESOLUTION requesting the Sheriff and Constables of Harris County, Texas, or their official representative to conduct a public auction for the sale of delinquent tax foreclosure properties

 

13.          RESOLUTION expressing no objection to an application from UVALDE CENTER I, LTD. to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for Tax Credits for proposed development for affordable single family rental housing, known as Bayou Fifth, to be located on scattered sites in the Greater Fifth Ward in the City of Houston, Texas - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

14.          RESOLUTION expressing no objection to an application from CLEME MANOR HOLDINGS, LLC to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for Tax Credits for proposed renovation of an affordable rental housing community, known as Cleme Manor, located at 5300 Coke Street in the City of Houston, Texas

 

15.          RESOLUTION expressing no objection to an application from AVENUE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for Tax Credits for proposed development for affordable rental housing to be located at 2010 North Main Street in the City of Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - GONZALEZ

 

16.          ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 41 AND 42 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to street naming and property addressing; making conforming amendments to other Chapters of the Code of Ordinances; making findings and containing other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; containing a repealer; providing for severability

 

17.          ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE XIV OF CHAPTER 47 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to the Municipal Drainage Utility System; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability

 

18.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the City of Houston to submit the 2014 Annual Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the following 2014 grant applications and budgets: 1) 40th Program Year Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $22,934,233 (which amount includes $186,813 in program income); 2) Home Investment Partnerships Grant in the amount of $7,304,908 (which amount includes $90,943.00 in program income); 3) Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Grant in the amount of $10,895,746; and 4) Emergency Solutions Grant, formerly known as the Emergency Shelter Grants, in the amount of $1,926,568; and to accept funds from the aforementioned grants, if awarded

 

19.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment of Land Use Restriction Agreement (Restrictive Covenants) and release of Declaration of Land Use Restrictions (Restrictive Covenants) between the City of Houston and 2013 HOUSTON SUNNYSIDE STREET, LLC for La Casita Apartments, an affordable rental housing community located in the vicinity of 313 Sunnyside Street, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT H - GONZALEZ


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - continued   

 

20.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and AIDS FOUNDATION HOUSTON, INC, to provide $839,340.18 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration and operation of four multi-unit residential facilities, along with the provision of supportive services

 

21.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC, providing up to $982,496.21 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration and operation of a Short-Term Rent Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program, along with the provision of supportive services

 

22.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the  City of Houston and the VILLAGE LEARNING CENTER, INC, to provide $113,700.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for a Vocational/Educational Training Program serving a special needs population  

 

23.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and CAPITAL INVESTING IN DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF ADULTS, INC, to provide up to $250,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the administration, implementation, oversight and delivery of a Workforce Development Program

 

24.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first contract amendment between the City of Houston and AIDS FOUNDATION HOUSTON, INC, to provide $186,544.70 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration and operation of two community residences, along with the provision of supportive services

 

25.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance to the US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grant Project; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program - DISTRICTS F - NGUYEN and J - LASTER

 

26.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the submission of an application for grant assistance to the US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grant Project; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the Director of the Public Works & Engineering Department to act as the City’s representative in the application process, to accept such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program

 

27.          ORDINANCE appropriating $238,890.47 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for purchase of Capital Equipment for the Houston Fire Department

 

28.          ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-138 (Passed by City Council on February 19, 2014) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between the City of Houston and DENTON, NAVARRO, ROCHA, BERNAL, HYDE & ZECH, P.C. for Legal Representation of the City of Houston in negotiation of Fire Department Employee Agreements; establishing a maximum contract amount - $75,000.00 - General Fund

 

29.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Confidential Settlement and General Release Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and WASTE CORPORATION OF TEXAS, L.P.; to resolve threatened litigation


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - continued   

 

30.          ORDINANCE establishing the north and south sides of the 1600 block of California Street within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

31.          ORDINANCE establishing the east side of the 2700 block of Yupon Street, between California and Westheimer Streets, within the City of Houston as a special minimum lot size block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

32.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Amendment No. 1 to contract between the City of Houston and GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP, INC for Professional Consulting Services for the Houston Airport System - $810,000.00 - Enterprise Fund

 

33.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION for Baggage Handling and Aircraft Support Systems Maintenance and Hardstand Operations Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount; providing funding for contingencies - 3 years with two one-year options - $26,496,824.70 - Enterprise Fund - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS and I - GALLEGOS

 

34.          ORDINANCE awarding contract to WESTERN HORTICULTURAL SERVICES, INC for Landscape and Horticultural Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 years with two one-year options - $10,018,942.00 - Enterprise Fund  DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS

 

35.          ORDINANCE awarding contract to FCC ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC for Residual Transportation Services for Public Works & Engineering Department; providing a maximum contract amount 5 Years - $28,209,538.80 - Enterprise Fund

 

36.          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 Almeda Road Reconstruction Project from MacGregor to Old Spanish Trail; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple title interest in or permanent easement to 3 parcels of land required for the project and situated in the DWC Survey, Abstract No. 325, in Harris County, Texas, said parcels of land being located along the south-westerly corner of Old Spanish Trail and Almeda Road and the northerly line of Holcombe Boulevard between Almeda Road and Grand Boulevard 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 title interest in or permanent easement to the 3 parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT D ‑ BOYKINS

 

37.          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 Hirsch Road Reconstruction Project II from Kelly to Crosstimbers; authorizing the acquisition of fee simple title interest in or easement to 5 parcels of land required for the project and situated in the Harris and Wilson Two League Grant, Abstract No. 32; in Harris County, Texas, by gift, dedication, purchase or 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 title interest in or easement to the 5 parcels of land required for the project - DISTRICT B - DAVIS


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - continued   

 

38.          ORDINANCE appropriating $548,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF-A as an additional appropriation to the Professional Engineering Services Contract  between the City of Houston and HR GREEN, INC for Binglewood Drainage and Paving (Sub‑Project 1) (Approved by Ordinance No. 2012-0415); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF-A - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

 

39.          ORDINANCE appropriating $750,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF-A and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and HDR ENGINEERING, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for Pre‑Engineering of Storm Water Drainage Improvements

 

40.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and LANDTECH CONSULTANTS, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for  Pre‑Engineering for Street and Traffic (Thoroughfares) Improvements

 

41.          ORDINANCE appropriating $750,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for Pre‑Engineering for Street and Traffic (Thoroughfares) Improvements

 

42.          ORDINANCE appropriating $750,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and TRAFFIC ENGINEERS, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for Pre-Engineering of Street and Traffic (Thoroughfares) Improvements

 

43.          ORDINANCE appropriating $563,670.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and LJA ENGINEERING, INC for Westway Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT A ‑ STARDIG

 

44.          ORDINANCE appropriating $1,658,900.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and IDS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC for Lift Station Renewal and Replacement - Highstar, Alief Village, WCID #78, Roark #3, Belle Park #2, and WCID #94; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS F - NGUYEN and J - LASTER

 

45.          ORDINANCE appropriating $1,341,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and VAN DE WIELE & VOGLER, INC for Water Line Replacement in Binglewood Area  and Water Line Replacement in Tanglewilde Area; providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; F - NGUYEN and I - GALLEGOS


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - continued   

 

46.          ORDINANCE appropriating $5,066,880.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to INDUSTRIAL TX CORP. for Lift Station Wet Well Cleaning and Evaluation; 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 contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund (WW5170)

 

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 47 and 48

 

47.          MOTION by Council Member Pennington/Seconded by Council Member Bradford to adopt recommendation to award to TOMMIE VAUGHN MOTORS, INC for Automotive, Ford Car/Light Truck Replacement Parts and Repair Services for Various Departments - 36 Months with two one-year options - $7,030,325.00 - Fleet Management Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KUBOSH, MARTIN, STARDIG and COSTELLO

This was Item 15 on Agenda of April 16, 2014

 

48.          MOTION by Council Member Boykins/Seconded by Council Member Costello to adopt recommendation to award to YES AMERICA NOW, INC dba YES AMERICA ENTERPRISES - $871,769.00 and TEXAN TREE DEPOT LP - $98,631.00 for Landscape, Plants, Trees, Grass and Associated Landscape Materials for Various Departments - General and Enterprise Funds

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER DAVIS

This was Item 18 on Agenda of April 16, 2014

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ALL ORDINANCES ARE TO BE CONSIDERED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS AND TO BE PASSED ON ONE READING UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARTICLE VII, SECTION 7, CITY CHARTER

 

 

 

NOTE - WHENEVER ANY AGENDA ITEM, WHETHER OR NOT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, IS

  NOT READY FOR COUNCIL ACTION AT THE TIME IT IS REACHED ON THE AGENDA, THAT ITEM SHALL BE PLACED AT THE END OF THE AGENDA FOR ACTION BY COUNCIL WHEN ALL OTHER AGENDA ITEMS HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED

 

  CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE UP AGENDA ITEMS OUT OF THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE POSTED IN THIS AGENDA.  ALSO, AN ITEM THAT HAS BEEN TAGGED UNDER CITY COUNCIL RULE 4 (HOUSTON CITY CODE §2-2) OR DELAYED TO ANOTHER DAY MAY BE NEVERTHELESS CONSIDERED LATER AT THE SAME CITY COUNCIL MEETING


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

OF THE

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON

 

 

            NOTICE is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Houston will be held TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. with the reading of the descriptions, captions or titles of the agenda items by the City Secretary to begin not earlier than 60 minutes before the scheduled commencement, in the Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 901 Bagby, for the purpose of conducting the regular business and affairs of the City of Houston listed on the attached Agenda.

            WITNESS my official signature this the 18th day of APRIL, 2014.

 

 

                        _______________________________________

                                                            City Secretary


 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

            I certify that the attached notice of meeting was posted on the Bulletin Board of the City Hall of the City of Houston, Texas, on APRIL 18, 2014 at         :         p.m.

 

                                    by ____________________________________

                                    for Anna Russell

                                                    City Secretary