AGENDA
CITY OF HOUSTON . CITY COUNCIL
Council Meeting of January 9 and 10, 2018


MAYOR
SYLVESTER TURNER
CONTROLLER
CHRIS B. BROWN
DISTRICT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Brenda Stardig
District A

Jerry Davis
District B

Ellen R. Cohen
District C

Dwight A. Boykins
District D

Dave Martin
District E
Steve Le
District F

Greg Travis
District G

Karla Cisneros
District H

Robert Gallegos
District I

Mike Laster
District J

Larry V. Green
District K


AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mike Knox
Position 1

David W. Robinson
Position 2
Michael Kubosh
Position 3

Amanda K. Edwards
Position 4

Jack Christie D.C.
Position 5
Marta Crinejo Director - City Council AgendaAnna Russell City Secretary

In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act the agenda is posted for public information, at all times, for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting on the bulletin board located on the exterior wall of the City Hall building at 901 Bagby.

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AGENDA - COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:30 PM
City Hall Chamber

PRESENTATIONS
2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
VIDEOCouncil Member Robinson
ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
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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 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.


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WEDNESDAY - January 10, 2018 - 9:00 A. M.
DESCRIPTIONS OR CAPTIONS OF AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE READ BY THE
CITY SECRETARY PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT
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9:00 A.M. -      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

VIDEOMAYOR'S REPORT
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VIDEOCONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 1 through 34
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VIDEOMISCELLANEOUS - NUMBERS 1 through 9
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VIDEO1.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of CAROL ELLINGER HADDOCK, P.E. as Director of Department of Public Works & Engineering

VIDEO2.

CONFIRMATION of the reappointment of HAROLD “AL” ODOM to Position 4 of the City of Houston representative of the HARRIS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VIDEO3.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following individual to the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Class C terms to expire December 31, 2020:

Position Nine      -  DAVID M. MINCBERG, reappointment

Position Ten       -  NICKI KEENAN, appointment

Position Eleven  -  DESRYE M. MORGAN, reappointment

 

Class C terms to expire December 31, 2018:

Position Twelve  -  KATY CALDWELL, appointment

VIDEO4.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment of the following individuals to the BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION, for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2018:

Panel B:

Position B3   -  NOLA J. LUSK, appointment

Alternate:

Position A3   -  RAY C. JONES, appointment, as an Alternate

VIDEO5.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER THREE, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MAIN STREET MARKET SQUARE ZONE):

Position One   -           F. XAVIER PEÑA, for a term to expire 12/31/2019 and to serve as Chair for a term ending 12/31/2018

Position Three -           MICHELE SABINO, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position Five   -           REGINA GARCIA, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position Seven -           BRUCE ANTHONY AUSTIN, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position Nine  -           BARRY MANDEL, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

VIDEO6.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FOURTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, also known as the FOURTH WARD ZONE:

Position Three -           MARIAN MICHELLE DAVENPORT, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/8/2019

Position Four  -           BILL C. LITTLEJOHN, appointment, for a term to expire 6/8/2019

Position Five   -           JACQUELINE BOSTIC, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/8/2019, and to serve as Chair ending 12/31/2018

Position Six    -           ANTHONY HALL, III, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/8/2018

Position Seven -           JESSE SAENZ, reappointment, for a term to expire 6/8/2018

VIDEO7.

REQUEST from Mayor for confirmation of the appointment or reappointment of the following individuals to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER TWENTY FOUR (GREATER HOUSTON ZONE):

Position Two   -           DAVID TURKEL, reappointment as Chair, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position Four  -           BRANDON DUDLEY, reappointment, for a term to expire 12/31/2019

Position Six    -           STEVE DORMAN, appointment, for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2019

VIDEO8.

RECOMMENDATION from the Director Mayor’s Office of Government Relations for annual renewal of membership in the HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL - $83,978.04 - General Fund

VIDEO9.

RECOMMENDATION from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for payment of $52,605.00 to the LONE STAR GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT for 2018 Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Fees - Enterprise Fund

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VIDEOACCEPT WORK - NUMBERS 10 and 11
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VIDEO10.

RECOMMENDATION from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering for approval of final contract amount of $2,603,658.99 and acceptance of work on contract with BLASTCO TEXAS, INC for Rehabilitation of New Water Storage Tanks at Various Locations - Package 6 - 6.01% under the original contract amount - DISTRICTS E - MARTIN; F - LE; G - TRAVIS and J - LASTER

VIDEO11.

RECOMMENDATION from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, for approval of final contract amount of $8,216,902.48 and acceptance of work on contract with REYTEC CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES, INC Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Project 464 - 5.81% under the original contract amount - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

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VIDEOPROPERTY - NUMBER 12
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VIDEO12.

RECOMMENDATION from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, reviewed and approved by the Joint Referral Committee, on request from Jess Berglund, Real Estate Management Analyst, Texas Department of Transportation, declining the acceptance of, rejecting, and refusing the dedication of a portion of County Road, from Barker Cypress Road east to its terminus, located within the W.C.R.R. Company Survey, A-1121, Parcel SY17-070 - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

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VIDEOPURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 13 through 15
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VIDEO13.

PEARLAND ALTERNATOR COMPANY for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Alternators and Starters for the Fleet Management Department - 3 Years with two one year options - $829,821.91 - Fleet Management Fund

VIDEO14.

SNAP-ON INDUSTRIAL for purchase Software License Renewal for the Fleet Management Department - $103,023.06 - Fleet Management Fund

VIDEO15.

MD HELICOPTERS, INC purchase of factory-based Pilot Flight Training and Aircraft Maintenance Training for the Houston Police Department - $95,802.30 - Police Special Services Fund

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VIDEOORDINANCES - NUMBERS 16 through 34
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VIDEO16.

ORDINANCE amending the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas, including the City of Houston Construction Code and the City of Houston Fire Code, relating to establishing a new name for the Department of Public Works and Engineering; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for severability

VIDEO17.

ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of two 10-foot-wide fire hydrant easements, situated in the John Austin Survey, A-1, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the easements to BKR Memorial II, LLC, the abutting owner, in consideration of its payment of $16,110.00 to the City of Houston, Texas, and other consideration - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS

VIDEO18.

ORDINANCE authorizing the repurchase of a 6,420 square foot easement situated in the Joel Wheaton Survey, A-80, Houston, Harris County, Texas, by Henry and Tania Newinn, underlying fee owners, in consideration of their payment to the City of $98,000.00 and other consideration - DISTRICT A - STARDIG

VIDEO19.

ORDINANCE authorizing the sale of a 30-foot-wide aerial easement traversing the City of Houston's Keegans Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant Site, located within the H. T. & B. R.R. Co. Survey, Abstract No. 397, Harris County, Texas, to CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC, LLC, in consideration of its payment to the city of $2,800.00 and other consideration - DISTRICT J - LASTER

VIDEO20.

ORDINANCE finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 10-foot-wide utility easement; abandoning said easement to JP RUBEN-STEIN PROPERTIES, LLC, abutting owner, in consideration of its payment of $23,800.00 to the City and the conveyance to the City of a 10-foot-wide access easement, both located in Restricted Reserve "A" of Cory Place Court Subdivision and Lots 18 through 21,  Block 1, Bradford Place Subdivision, A. C. Reynolds Survey, A-61, Harris County, Texas, and other consideration - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO21.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing new home repair program guidelines to replace the first amended and restated administrative guidelines for the Single-Family Home Repair Program

VIDEO22.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2004-1122 to rename the “HPD Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan”, as amended, to “HPOU Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan”; approving and authorizing contract with accompanying addendum, amendments and other various documents between the City of Houston for the Houston Police Officers Union (as exclusive Bargaining Agent for all Houston Police Officers) and AMERICAN UNITED LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, for HPOU Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan Administration Services

VIDEO23.

ORDINANCE appropriating $13,703,918.00 out of Airport System Consolidated ITRP AMT Construction Fund and $229,403.00 out of the Airports Improvement Fund and approving and authorizing Amendment No. 1 to the design build contract between the City of Houston and PEPPERLAWSON WATERWORKS, LLC to accept the guaranteed maximum price for construction phase services for the Program Management Office Building at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston (Project No. 821; Contract No. 4600014119); providing funding for the civic art program, engineering testing services and for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by such funds - DISTRICT B - DAVIS

VIDEO24.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and the property owner(s) at 4959 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Federal Emergency Management Agency flood mitigation assistance home elevation work to be performed by ARKITEKTURA DEVELOPMENT INC; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO25.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and the property owner(s) at 5150 Braesheather Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Federal Emergency Management Agency flood mitigation assistance home elevation work to be performed by PLANET THREE CONSULTING CORP; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO26.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City and the property owner(s) at 4419 Breakwood Drive, Houston, Texas 77096 for Federal Emergency Management agency flood mitigation assistance home elevation work to be performed by TITAN LIFETIME FOUNDATIONS, LLC and LINDA HEANER d/b/a ABSOLUTE CONCRETE; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO27.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the city and the property owner(s) at 9410 Cadman Court, Houston, Texas 77096 for Federal Emergency Management Agency flood mitigation assistance home elevation work to be performed by TITAN LIFETIME FOUNDATIONS, LLC and LINDA HEANER d/b/a ABSOLUTE CONCRETE; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO28.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the city and the property owner(s) at 5835 Reamer Street, Houston, Texas 77074 for Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood mitigation assistance home elevation work to be performed by PLANET THREE CONSULTING CORP; providing a maximum contract amount - DISTRICT C - COHEN

VIDEO29.

ORDINANCE appropriating $1,109,660.45 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF as an additional appropriation to Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and PIERCE, GOODWIN, ALEXANDER & LINVILLE, INC for Freeway Manor North Area Drainage and Paving Improvements (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0141); providing funding for CIP Cost Recovery relating to construction of facilities financed by the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF - DISTRICT E - MARTIN

VIDEO30.

ORDINANCE appropriating $897,950.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding a contract to CSI CONSOLIDATED, LLC dba CLEAN SERVE, LLC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection in Support of Rehabilitation; 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 (4277-101)

VIDEO31.

ORDINANCE granting to A-Z PRESSURE WASH COMPANY, 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 - FIRST READING

VIDEO32.

ORDINANCE granting to HERITAGE SANITATION, 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 - FIRST READING

VIDEO33.

ORDINANCE MILLSAP WATERPROOFING, INC, a Texas Limited 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 - FIRST READING

VIDEO34.

ORDINANCE granting to SEP PROS WASTE RECOVERY, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company, 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 - FIRST READING

END OF CONSENT AGENDA
VIDEOCONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

NON CONSENT AGENDA - NUMBERS 35 through 37

VIDEONON-CONSENT - MISCELLANEOUS
VIDEO35.

MOTION TO SET A DATE not less than seven days from January 10, 2018, to receive nominations for Positions 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the HOUSTON ETHICS COMMISSION, for two year staggered terms

VIDEO36.

SUSPEND the rules of City Council for the purpose of receiving nominations for Position C13 of the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a term ending 12/31/2020

VIDEO37.

RECEIVE and CONFIRM nominations for Position C13 of the HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, for a term ending 12/31/2020

MATTERS HELD - NUMBERS 38 through 46
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VIDEO38.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Child Care Local Match Contribution Agreement between the City of Houston and GULF COAST WORKFORCE BOARD for the Certification of Child Care expenditures to obtain additional Federal funding for Child Care and related services

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GREEN

This was item 16 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO39.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and GILBREATH COMMUNICATIONS, INC for the administration of On-Call Comprehensive Communications Services for the Houston Airport System; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years - $525,000.00 - Enterprise Fund -  - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS; E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS EDWARDS and KUBOSH

This was item 17 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO40.

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and SIDDONS MARTIN EMERGENCY GROUP, LLC for Parts and Repair Services for Pierce/Oshkosh Fire Trucks for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - 3 Years with two one-year options - $2,016,637.04 - Fleet Management Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KNOX

This was item 18 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO41.

ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2013-1095 (Passed on December 4, 2013, as amended) to increase the maximum contract amount for the contract between the City of Houston and HOWDEN ROOT (Formerly known as DRESSER, INC) for Blower Replacement Parts and Repair Services for the Public Works & Engineering Department - $2,000,000.00  Enterprise Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STARDIG and EDWARDS

This was item 19 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO42.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 1.887 acres of land to WEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 17, for inclusion in its district

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG

This was item 23 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO43.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 5.6967 acres of land to HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 287, for inclusion in its district

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG

This was item 24 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO44.

ORDINANCE consenting to the addition of 2.2329 acres of land to WHITE OAK BEND MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, for inclusion in its district

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER STARDIG

This was item 25 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO45.

ORDINANCE appropriating $2,897,600.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to ALSAY INCORPORATED for Rehabilitation of existing Water Wells Various Sites; 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 CIP Cost Recovery, construction management, and contingencies related to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG; F - LE; G - TRAVIS; J - LASTER and K - GREEN

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER CHRISTIE

This was item 28 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

VIDEO46.

ORDINANCE approving, authorizing and awarding Single Stream Recycling Agreement between the City of Houston and FOMENTO DE CONSTRUCCIONES Y CONTRATAS, INC d/b/a FCC SA for the Solid Waste Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount  15 Years with one five-year option - $36,802,241.00 - Recycling Revenue Fund

TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KNOX

This was item 32 on Agenda of January 3, 2018

SUPPLEMENTAL POSTING - NUMBER 47
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VIDEO47.

RESOLUTION Authorizing the City of Houston to file and/or join litigation and related actions involving WRIGHT CONTAINERS, LLC, located at 6633 Lindbergh Street, which litigation is brought pursuant to Chapter 7 of the Texas Water Code and other laws; authorizing the City to seek injunctive relief, penalties, and all other remedies allowed under the law; containing findings and other provisions relating to the subject  

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VIDEOMATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Kubosh 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
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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 POSITIONED IN THIS AGENDA.  ALSO, AN ITEM THAT HAS BEEN TAGGED UNDER CITY COUNCIL RULE (HOUSTON CITY CODE 2-2) OR DELAYED TO ANOTHER DAY MAY BE NEVERTHELESS CONSIDERED LATER AT THE SAME CITY COUNCIL MEETING.