Houston City Council to meet July 30

Jul. 29, 2013The Houston Chronicle

The Houston City Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

According to the published agenda, the following items are scheduled for discussion:

– A resolution supporting the proposal by Entergy Texas Inc. and ITC Holding Corp. regarding the change of ownership and control of transmission business, transfer of certification rights, and related relief upon the guarantee of enumerated conditions in Public Utility Commission Docket No. 41223;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing a naming-rights agreement between Silver Eagle Distributors LP, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the city of Houston for funding construction of improvements in Eleanor TinsleyPark;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing a contract between the city of Houston and Search Homeless Services, providing up to $133,883 in general funds to assist in the administration and operation of the Engagement Services Program;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing the first amendment to loan agreement between the city of Houston and Holly View Apartments LLC for Holly View Apartments, an affordable rental housing community in the vicinity of 5555 Holly View Drive, Houston;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing the reconstruction of six single-family homes and providing $691,350 of Community Development Block Grant (disaster recovery) funds and $138,490 out of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zoning’s affordable housing fund for the six reconstruction projects; approving and authorizing a master contractor agreement and reconstruction agreements between the city and Mayberry Homes Inc. for the six reconstruction projects; authorizing the director of the Housing and Community Development Department to select, pursuant to applicable guidelines, replacement properties, and to approve plans and budgets for each property to be reconstructed;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing an interlocal agreement between the city of Houston and Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County for home- and community-based mental health services; establishing a maximum contact amount – one year, with four one-year renewals, of $929,000 from the grant fund;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing the submission of an application to the University of California, Los Angeles, for a grant for the implementation of evidence- and practice-based strategies to increase healthy eating and physical activity; declaring the city’s eligibility for such grant; authorizing the director of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services 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, for $449,596 for the grant fund;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing a lease agreement between the city of Houston and United Airlines Inc. for employee parking areas at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing a lease agreement between the city of Houston and Ellington Partners L.P. for certain premises at Ellington Airport; terminating lease agreement No. 52752, as amended, by and between the city of Houston and Ellington Partners L.P.;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing Amendment No. 5 to an air show agreement between the city of Houston and Commemorative Air Force Inc. for conducting annual air shows at Ellington Airport;

– An ordinance appropriating $4.5 million out of the Airports Improvement Fund as an additional appropriation to three on-call professional aviation planning consulting services contracts between the city of Houston, HNTB Corp., Leighfisher Inc. and Ricondo & Associates Inc. (project nos. 688A, 688B and 688C); and amending Ordinance No. 2012-677 to increase the maximum contract amount;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing the first amendment to the lease agreement between Admiral Linen Services Inc., as landlord, and the city of Houston, as tenant;

– An ordinance approving and authorizing a contract between the city and Digitech Computer Inc. for EMS billing and collection fee services for five years, with four one-year renewal options;

– An ordinance awarding a contract to DPN USA LLC, doing business as HealthFair, for employee biometric screening services for the Human Resources Department, providing a maximum contract amount of three years, with two one-year options, for $2.13 million from the health benefit fund;

– An ordinance awarding a contract to Coastal Pump Services Inc. for submersible pump repair services for the Public Works and Engineering Department, providing a maximum contract amount of three years, with two one-year options to extend, for $5.19 million from the enterprise fund;

– An ordinance awarding a contract to Smith Pump Co. Inc. for submersible pump repair services for the Public Works and Engineering Department, providing a maximum contract amount of three 3 years, with two one-year options to extend, for $4.95 million from the enterprise fund;

– An ordinance appropriating $400,000 from the fire consolidated construction fund as an additional appropriation to Times Construction Inc. for concrete repair services for various departments;

– A municipal setting designation ordinance prohibiting the use of designated groundwater beneath a tract of land containing 0.148 acres, commonly known as 2500 Shakespeare Road, Houston, in Harris County; and supporting issuance of a municipal setting designation by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;

An ordinance appropriating $667,631 out of the water and sewer system consolidated construction fund to award a contract to CleanServe Inc. 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; and providing funding for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the water and sewer system consolidated construction; and

– An ordinance awarding a contract to Nerie Construction LLC for waterline wrap repairs; 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;and providing funding for engineering testing and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the water and sewer system operating fund  for $1.08 million from the enterprise fund.

The meeting will be held in City Hall, 901 Bagby St., Houston.

Members of the City Council are Helena Brown, Jerry Davis, Ellen Cohen, Wanda Adams, Dave Martin, Al Hoang, Oliver Pennington, Ed Gonzalez, James G. Rodriguez, Mike Laster, Larry Green, Stephen C. Costello, Andrew C. Burks Jr., Melissa Noriega, C.O. “Brad” Bradford and Jack Christie.

For more information, call (832) 393-1100 or visit the City Council’s website. Click here to view the agenda.