AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY - APRIL 15, 2014 - 1:30 P. M.

COUNCIL CHAMBER - SECOND FLOOR - CITY HALL

901 BAGBY - HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Council Member Martin  

 

 

 

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 16, 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 relative to providing a Resolution of No Objection for the 4% tax credit application of AVENUE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION for an affordable housing community at 2010 North Main Street - DISTRICT H - GONZALEZ

 

2.            PUBLIC HEARING relative to providing a Resolution of No Objection to the 4% tax credit application of BAYOU FIFTH INVESTMENTS LLC for an affordable housing scattered-site community in the Greater Fifth Ward - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

3.            PUBLIC HEARING relative to providing a Resolution of No Objection to the 4% tax credit application of NHP FOUNDATION FOR CLEME MANOR for an affordable housing community located at 5300 Coke Road - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 4 through 45


 

MISCELLANEOUS - NUMBER 4

 

4.            REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following individuals to the HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

                                 Position Ten       -           SUE LOVELL, for a term to expire March 1, 2015

                                 Position Eleven  -           RYAN M. LEACH, for a term to expire March 1, 2016

                                 Position Eighteen           -           DAVID S. LOPEZ, for a term to expire March 1, 2015

 

 

ACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 5 and 6

 

5.            RECOMMENDATION from Director General Services Department for approval of final contract amount of $400,772.00 and acceptance of work on contract with TRI-POINT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INCORPORATED for Townwood Park - Ballfield Lighting and Parking Overlay 0.70% over the original contract amount and under the 5% contingency - DISTRICT K - GREEN

 

6.            RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,600,883.00 and acceptance of work on contract with DCE CONSTRUCTION, INC for Water Line Replacement in Spring Shadows-East Area  0.54% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

 

 

PROPERTY - NUMBERS 7 and 8

 

7.            RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Randy Odinet, Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc., on behalf of South Winstone, LLC. (Windi Grimes, President) for abandonment and sale of a 10-foot-wide prescriptive utility easement, from the east boundary line of Lots 1 and 8 east ±120-feet to the west boundary line of Lot 5, within the Mayfair Section 1 Subdivision, out of the A. C. Reynolds Survey, Parcel SY14-054 - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

8.            RECOMMENDATION from Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from George Williams, on behalf of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church (Reverend James Blake, Pastor), declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of Schumacher Lane, from Jeanetta Road east ±255 feet to its terminus, located within the Carver Crest Subdivision, out of the E. P. Whitehead Survey, Parcel SY14-063 - DISTRICT F - NGUYEN

 

 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 9 through 18

 

9.            NWN CORPORATION for CISCO Network Equipment through the Texas Department of Information Resources for the Houston Airport System - $530,801.20 - Enterprise Fund

 

10.          GLOBE ELECTRIC CO., INC for Personal Radiation Monitors for the Houston Police Department $86,190.00 - Grant Fund

 

11.          SAFE BOATS INTERNATIONAL, LLC for Purchase of a 25-foot, T-Top, Power Driven Boat from the General Services Administration Schedule 84 Contract through the Cooperative Purchasing Program for the Houston Police Department - $186,161.06 - Grant Fund

 

12.          GLM CONTRACTING, INC for Spending Authority to Address Citywide Emergency Concrete and Asphalt Restoration Services for the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $650,000.00 Enterprise Fund

 

13.          GLOBE ELECTRIC CO., INC to Furnish and Deliver Industrial Exhaust Fan Equipment for the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $570,772.00 - Enterprise Fund 

 

 

PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - continued  

 

14.          KEYSTONE ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING CORP. for Mini-Milling Machines for the Department of Public Works & Engineering - $96,600.00 - Dedicated Drainage & Street Renewal Fund

 

15.          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

 

16.          J. TYLER SERVICES, INC - $425,076.87 and CONTRACT RESOURCE GROUP, LLC - $94,659.30 for Office Furniture from the State of Texas Procurement and Support Services Contract through the State Cooperative Purchasing Program for Various Departments - General and Other Funds

 

17.          ORDINANCE appropriating $197,962.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund for Purchase of Cabs & Chassis, Truck Bodies, Vans and Utility Vehicles for Various Departments

 

a.            CHASTANG ENTERPRISES, INC d/b/a CHASTANG’S BAYOU CITY FORD - $324,692.03, CALDWELL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS LLC, d/b/a CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET, LLC - $220,996.00, CALDWELL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS LLC, d/b/a CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET, LLC - $89,146.00 and SILSBEE FORD, INC - $553,483.40 for Cabs & Chassis, Truck Bodies, Vans and Utility Vehicles through the Interlocal Agreement for Cooperative Purchasing with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (BuyBoard) for Various Departments - $1,188,317.43 - Enterprise and Other Funds

 

18.          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

 

 

ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 19 through 45

 

19.          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

 

20.          ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of (1) Jackson Street, from Rusk Street south to its terminus, (2) a 10-foot-wide portion of Walker Street, from Crawford Street to Avenida de Las Americas, (3) two visibility triangle easements, and (4) a 10-foot-wide sanitary sewer easement, all located in Blocks 99 and 121, South Side Buffalo Bayou Addition, A-323, Harris County, Texas; finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the use of those streets and easements and abandoning them to Houston First Foundation, abutting owner; authorizing the conveyance of (a) a 13-foot-wide aerial easement along Walker Street, from Crawford Street to Avenida de Las Americas, and (b) a 5-foot-wide aerial easement along Crawford Street, from Rusk Street to Walker Street - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS

 

21.          ORDINANCE  approving  and  authorizing  License Agreement between the City of Houston and HOUSTON CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL, LLC for the use of a portion of the Crawford Street right-of-way for valet parking purposes - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


 

ORDINANCES - continued   

 

22.          ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2012-739 relating to the Downtown Living Initiative Chapter 380 Program; authorizing and approving first amendment to the Master Economic Development and Program Administration Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and the HOUSTON DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT DISTRICT approved thereby

 

23.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OF HOUSTON/HARRIS COUNTY, providing up to $100,000.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant Funds for the operation and maintenance of the Homeless Management Information System

 

24.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and AIDS COALITION OF COASTAL TEXAS, INC, providing up to $370,461.00 in Housing Opportunities For Persons With AIDS Funds for the administration of a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Program, including supportive services

 

25.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing submission of an application for grant assistance to the TEXAS AUTOMOBILE BURGLARY & THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY for the Houston Auto Crimes Task Force Grant/23; 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 such grant funds, if awarded, and to apply for and accept all subsequent awards, if any, pertaining to the program

 

26.          ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 1800 block of Fairview 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

 

27.          ORDINANCE establishing the south side of the 1800 block of Fairview Street within the City of Houston as a special minimum building line block pursuant to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas - DISTRICT C - COHEN

 

28.          ORDINANCE establishing the north side of the 1700 block of Cherryhurst 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

 

29.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Lease Agreement between the City of Houston and TAZMANIAN FREIGHT FORWARDING, INC  for certain premises at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

 

30.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing supplemental schedule to Master Agreement between the City of Houston and DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES, L.L.C. for Professional Services, Equipment, Software and Licenses for the Identity Access Management Project; providing a maximum contract amount - $1,663,799.44 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated and Central Revolving Funds

 

31.          ORDINANCE appropriating $31,070,835.00 out of Houston Airport System Consolidated 2014AMT Construction Fund and $321,942.00 out of Airports Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing Amendment No. 1 to a Construction Manager-At-Risk Agreement between the City of Houston and HENSEL PHELPS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY/CBIC CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, LLC  (Joint Venture) and approving a guaranteed maximum price for Phase I Construction Services for Roadway and Satellite Utilities Plant at William P. Hobby Airport (Project Nos. 685, 692); providing funding for engineering testing services, contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds and the Civic Art Program - DISTRICT I ‑ GALLEGOS


 

ORDINANCES - continued   

 

32.          ORDINANCE  approving and authorizing first amendment to Lease Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, Landlord, and HOUSTON METROPOLITAN FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Tenant, for space located at  611 Walker, Houston, Harris County, Texas - DISTRICT I ‑ GALLEGOS

 

33.          ORDINANCE appropriating $47,786.00 out of Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund as an additional appropriation for construction contract between the City of Houston and TIMES CONSTRUCTION, INC (Approved by Ordinance No. 2013-717) for additional improvements to the Westside Trail; providing funding for engineering and testing services, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund - DISTRICT F ‑ NGUYEN

 

34.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Task Order Contracts between the City of Houston and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, INC, HTS, INC. CONSULTANTS, and GEOTEST ENGINEERING, INC for Professional Materials Engineering and Testing Services, contingent on contractors’ submission of all required contract documents; providing a maximum contract amount $150,000.00 each contract - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; C - COHEN; D - BOYKINS; H ‑ GONZALEZ and I - GALLEGOS

 

35.          ORDINANCE appropriating $341,708.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF for the relocation of a pipeline for the Buffalo Speedway Paving and Drainage: Holmes Road to West Airport Boulevard Project; approving a Pipeline Adjustment Reimbursement Agreement with ERGON - TEXAS PIPELINE, INC - DISTRICT K - GREEN

 

36.          ORDINANCE appropriating $344,909.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF for the relocation of a pipeline for the Buffalo Speedway Paving and Drainage: Holmes Road to West Airport Boulevard Project; approving a Pipeline Adjustment Reimbursement Agreement with ENERFIN FIELD SERVICES LLC - DISTRICT K - GREEN

 

37.          ORDINANCE appropriating $3,000,000.00 out of Water Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; approving and authorizing payments for land acquisition costs, condemnations, appraisal fees, title services, relocation expenses and other services for various water projects; finding a public necessity for such projects

 

38.          ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 37.643 acres of land to FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 30, for inclusion in its district

 

39.          ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 4.303 acres of land to MEADOWHILL REGIONAL MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district

 

40.          ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 91.316 acres of land to NORTHPOINTE WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district

 

41.          ORDINANCE appropriating $1,316,050.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract  between the City of Houston and ATKINS NORTH AMERICA, INC for Northwest 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

 

42.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to the contract between ALAN PLUMMER ASSOCIATES, INC and the City of Houston for Air Permitting, Storm Water, and Wastewater Permitting, and other Environmental Services for Various Wastewater Treatment Facilities (Approved by Ordinance No. 2009-0332)


 

ORDINANCES - continued   

 

43.          ORDINANCE appropriating $200,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and GC ENGINEERING, INC for City Wide Panel Replacement Design (FY2014); providing funding for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF

 

44.          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 HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC for Negotiated Work Orders for pre‑engineering for Street and Traffic (Local Streets) Improvements

 

45.          ORDINANCE appropriating $4,920,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF; awarding contract to MENADE, INC for Sagemont Drainage and Paving; 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 and testing, CIP Cost Recovery and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS

 

 

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 46 through 50

 

46.          ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to hoarding and related behaviors - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER NGUYEN

This was Item 17 on Agenda of April 9, 2014

 

47.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing conveyance by the City to HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION of a tract of real property generally bounded (a) on the east by U.S. Highway 59, (b) on the south by Rusk Street, (c) on the west by Avenida de Las Americas and (d) on the north by Capital Street, subject to certain exceptions and reservations; approving a special warranty deed - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER LASTER

This was Item 19 on Agenda of April 9, 2014

 

48.          ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment  to the Economic Development Agreement between the City of Houston and HOUSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY to provide $1,000,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Funds for a Working Capital Advance in connection with the increase and expansion of economic development activities authorized under the CDBG Program - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER COSTELLO

This was Item 23 on Agenda of April 9, 2014

 


 

MATTERS HELD – continued

 

49.          ORDINANCE appropriating $4,000,000.00 out of Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund as an additional appropriation for the Houston Municipal Courts Case Management System (C-SMART) (“System”) originally approved by Ordinance No. 2009-803; providing for expenses relating to the development and implementation of the system

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS KUBOSH and BRADFORD

This was Item 30 on Agenda of April 9, 2014

 

50.          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 Northeast Water Line Easement Acquisition Project; authorizing the acquisition of Fee Simple Title interest in or easement to a parcel of land required for the project and situated in the Adam Smith Survey, Abstract No. 694, 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 parcel of land required for the project - DISTRICT B ‑ DAVIS - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER DAVIS

This was Item 34 on Agenda of April 9, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Cohen 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 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and WEDNESDAY, APRIL16, 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 11th 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 11, 2014 at         :         p.m.

 

                                    by ____________________________________

                                    for Anna Russell

                                                    City Secretary