Houston City Council Agenda – October 31, 2018

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in the City Hall Chamber at 9:00 AM. The agenda items include multiple recommendations from Houston Public Works concerning various water, sewer, and drainage projects throughout the City, a payment of nearly $1.8 million to the TCEQ for various annual air and water quality fees, the addition of land to various special purpose districts, and a construction contract for playground fall surface replacements at 17 local parks. The entire Houston City Council agenda can be found at houston.novusagenda.com.

Agenda Item 3 is a recommendation from the Houston Public Works director that, if passed, would approve a payment of nearly $1.8 million from the Water and Sewer System Operating Fund to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This allocation of funds would cover the costs of the TCEQ’s annual Consolidated Water Quality fee, Air Emission fee, and Air Inspection fee that applies to the City’s wastewater treatment plants. The annual assessment is based on the wastewater discharge and air permits for each wastewater treatment plant.

Agenda Item 4 is a recommendation from the Houston Public Works director that, if passed, would approve a final contract amount of nearly $14.4 million from the Water and Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund to be payed to the contractor for 69th Street wastewater treatment plant improvements. This project was part of the City’s program to renew or replace inefficient components of the existing wastewater treatment plant facilities.

Agenda Item 5 is a recommendation from the Houston Public Works director that, if passed, would approve a final contract amount of nearly $1.5 million out of the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage Fund to be payed to the construction contractor for local drainage project construction work orders. This project was part of the Capital Improvement Plan and is required to meet local storm water drainage system improvements and repairs citywide. It also addressed certain large-scale storm water drainage system repairs.

Agenda Item 17 is an ordinance that, if passed, would approve a $500,000 increase to the maximum contract amount between the City and the contractor for operation and maintenance services for the Greater Northeast Houston Service Area water and wastewater utilities and facilities. This allocation would increase the maximum contract amount to nearly $30.83 million and would be withdrawn from the Water and Sewer System Operating Fund. The services provided by the contractor include the operation, maintenance, and inspection of all utilities, facilities, and equipment in compliance with applicable permits, laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Agenda Items 18, 20, and 22 are all ordinances that, if approved, would consent to the addition of land to multiple municipal utility districts for inclusion in their districts.

  • Passage of Agenda Item 18 would add around 26 acres of land to the Chimney Hill MUD for inclusion in its district.
  • Passage of Agenda Item 20 would consent to the creation of Fort Bend County MUD No. 229, which would contain nearly 440 acres of land located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston.
  • Passage of Agenda Item 22 would add around 490 acres of land to Harris County MUD No. 504 for inclusion in its district.

Agenda Item 19 is an ordinance that, if approved, would consent to the addition of nearly 94 acres of land to Dowdell Public Utility District for inclusion in its district.

Agenda Item 21 is an ordinance that, if approved, would consent to the addition of nearly 28 acres of land to Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 84 for inclusion in its district.

Agenda Item 24 is an ordinance that, if passed, would appropriate nearly $285,000 out of the Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund as well as nearly $136,000 out of the Parks Consolidated Construction Fund for a construction contract for playground fall surface replacements. This project will consist of the removal of existing fall surface material, filter fabric and drainage layer which will be replaced with new engineered wood fiber, filter fabric, gravel drainage layer and wear mats at 17 park sites throughout the City.