AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY - JULY 29, 2014 - 1:30 P. M.

COUNCIL CHAMBER - SECOND FLOOR - CITY HALL

901 BAGBY - HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Robinson

 

 

 

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 - JULY 30, 2014 - 9:00 A. M.

 

 

DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE

CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT

 

 

HEARING - 9:00 A.M.

 

1.    PUBLIC HEARING to consider a Resolution of No Objection for the 4% tax credit application of NHH AT REED, LTD. for New Hope Housing at Reed Road, an affordable housing community to be located at 2620 Reed Road - DISTRICT D ‑ BOYKINS

 

 

 

REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds and a Quarterly Investment Report by the City Controller

 

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT - Gus Wortham Golf Course Rehabilitation/Botanic Garden Update

 

 

 

 


 

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 2 through 23     

 

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 2 and 3  

 

2.    REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON ARTS ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for terms to expire June 30, 2017:

                             Position Three        -           GIGI L. MYUNG, reappointment

                             Position Four          -           BRAD BUCHER, appointment

 

3.    REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of WILLIAM (BILL) CURTIN REED to Position Four of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HARRIS COUNTY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 12, for an unexpired term ending June 1, 2015

 

ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 4 through 8  

 

4.    RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $1,033,979.00 and acceptance of work on contract with THE GONZALEZ GROUP, LP for Neighborhood Solid Waste Depository - 7.27% over the original contract amount and under the 10% contingency - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS

 

5.    RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $8,118,319.23 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC for Yale Paving and Drainage from West Tidwell Road to West Parker Road - 4.45% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT H - GONZALEZ

 

6.    RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $441,737.45 and acceptance of work on contract with CONGO LLC, for Neighborhood Back Lot Wastewater Substitute Service Program - Norhill Heights - 0.72% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS C - COHEN; H - GONZALEZ and I - GALLEGOS

 

7.    RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,819,986.70 and acceptance of work on contract with D. L. ELLIOTT ENTERPRISES, INC for Water Line Replacement in Forest West II Area - 1.54% over the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG and C - COHEN

 

8.    RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $3,575,916.46 and acceptance of work on contract with SER CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC for 42-inch Discharge Water Line from Katy Addicks Repump Station to Church Lane - 5.02% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS A ‑ STARDIG and K - GREEN

 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 9 and 10  

 

9.    AMEND MOTION #2007-259, 3/7/07, as previously amended, TO EXTEND the term from April 17, 2015 to April 16, 2018, for Chemical, Inorganic Metal Salt Coagulants for the Department of Public Works & Engineering, awarded to BRENNTAG SOUTHWEST, INC (Formerly ALTIVIA CORPORATION)

 

10.  GLOBE ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO., INC for Purchase of Streaming Current Analyzers for the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $101,820.00 - Enterprise Fund

 


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 11 through 23  

 

11.  RESOLUTION approving the creation of the Stadium Park Redevelopment Authority; approving the Certificate of Formation and the bylaws thereof; confirming the appointment of the initial directors and chairperson - DISTRICT K - GREEN

 

12.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between the City of Houston and EXPEDITE!, INC for certain premises at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston  DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

13.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,418,433.22 out of Houston HAS Airport Improvement Fund and awarding construction contract to ISI CONTRACTING, INC for Reconstruction of the Concrete Pavement and Improvement of the Drainage and Entry Roadway along Challenger 7 Parkway for Ellington Airport/Houston (Project No. 628/633); 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 services and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds  DISTRICT E - MARTIN

 

14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing agreement between the City of Houston, Texas and the  HOUSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY to establish a procedure for exchanging and transferring properties between them; designating initial parcels to be exchanged

 

15.  ORDINANCE  approving  and  authorizing  Purchase  and Sale  Agreement  between  the  City  of  Houston,  Texas,  and  COASTAL  WATER  AUTHORITY,  Seller,  and  ALLIANCE  REALTY  PARTNERS,  LLC,  Purchaser,  to  sell  CWA  Gillette  Street,  a  subdivision  in  Harris  County,  Texas - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

16.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2010-0140 (Passed by City Council February 17, 2010), as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount; approving and authorizing first amendment between the City of Houston and SPAY NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, INC (SNAP) to add Spay/Neuter Services at SNAP’S Non-Mobile Facility - $100,000.00 - BARC Special Revenue Fund

 

17.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance Number 2013-0809, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount for an agreement for Legal Services between the City and SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P., as amended, for representation of the City in pending litigation against Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc a/k/a and f/n/a ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:13-Cv-026532 - $500,000.00 General Fund

 

18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing settlement, release, and indemnity agreement between the City of Houston, et al. and LISA BEAN-KEMP, ET AL. (USDC Civil Action; 4:10-CV-03111) to settle a lawsuit - $5,000,000.00 - Property and Casualty Fund

 

19.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2014-544, an ordinance extending the provisions of SECTION 28-303 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, to all improved single-family residential properties within the BRAYS FOREST SUBDIVISION, SECTIONS 4 R/P, 5 R/P, AND 6 to prohibit the parking of vehicles in the front or side yards of such residences - DISTRICT F ‑ NGUYEN

 

20.  ORDINANCE approving payment of $34,550.00 to TOTAL CONTRACTING LTD. under contract with the City for Neighborhood Street Reconstruction authorized by Ordinance No. 2004‑3010  DISTRICTS H - GONZALEZ and I - GALLEGOS


 

RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES - continued   

 

21.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to the agreement for Research Services between the City of Houston and WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY for White Oak Bayou Cottage Grove Subdivision Low Impact Development Demonstration Project (Approved by Ordinance 2012-0249)

 

22.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fourth amendment to the agreement between the City of Houston and TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY for Reimbursement for Design and Construction of a Pilot Project to develop Local Data for Storm Water Quality Best Management Practices (Approved by Ordinance No. 2010-0353) - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

23.  ORDINANCE No. 2014-720, passed second reading July 23, 2014

ORDINANCE granting to       PEDRO CORDOVA dba PEDRO CORDOVA CO., A Texas Sole Proprietorship, 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

            THIRD AND FINAL READING

 

 

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBER 24   

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

24.  REVIEW on the record and make determination relative to the appeal to the City of Houston from a vote by the Houston Planning Commission to uphold the decision of the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission’s denial of a certificate of appropriateness to relocate a structure at 1815 Cortlandt Street (Historic District: Houston Heights East), filed by Timothy Kirwin, Attorney at Law, on behalf of Jeremy McFarland, Brick Moon Design (Applicant) for Laura Menafee (Owner)  DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

 


 

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 25 through 27  

 

25.  Consideration of proposed amendments to Item 25A below, submitted in writing on July 11, 2014 by Council Members Boykins, Laster and Kubosh, as set forth in the attached Exhibits 1-3   DELAYED BY MOTION #2014-547, 6/11/14

 

a.    ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 1 AND 46 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to regulation of vehicles for hire; creating a regulatory framework for the operation of mobile dispatch services and transportation network companies; declaring certain conduct to be unlawful and providing penalties therefor; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability; containing a repealer

DELAYED BY MOTION #2014-547, 6/11/14

This was Item 59 on Agenda of June 11, 2014

 

26.  ORDINANCE appropriating $10,000,000.00 out of the Miscellaneous Capital Projects / Acquisitions CP Series E Fund for the Grade Separated Betterment of the Light Rail Crossing of the tracks at Harrisburg and Hughes; authorizing and approving supplement to the Consent Agreement between the City of Houston and THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY (Approved by Ordinance No. 2008-0567) - DISTRICTS H ‑ GONZALEZ and I - GALLEGOS - DELAYED BY MOTION #2014-629, 6/25/14

This was Item 36 on Agenda of June 25, 2014

 

27.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between the City of Houston and BLACK FOREST VENTURES AVIATION RE, LLC, operated by WING AVIATION CHARTER MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC,  for certain premises at 8410 Larson Street at William P. Hobby Airport - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BOYKINS

This was Item 9 on Agenda of July 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Laster 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, JULY 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 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 25th day of JULY, 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 JULY 25, 2014 at         :         p.m.

 

                               by ____________________________________

                               for Anna Russell

                                               City Secretary