The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in the City Hall Chamber at 9:00 AM. The agenda items include multiple recommendations from Houston Public Works regarding various projects involving the City’s water line system. The agenda items also include the authorization of a petroleum pipeline easement, the consideration of an amendment to the Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement between the City and two MUDs, and improvements of three school playgrounds.
Agenda Item 9 is a recommendation from Houston Public Works that, if passed, would approve a final cost of approximately $3.43 million to be paid to the contractor for sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Under this project, the contractor provided sanitary sewer rehabilitation by cured-in-place pipe method to deteriorated sewer collection systems throughout the City.
Agenda Item 10 is a recommendation from Houston Public Works that, if passed, would approve a final contract amount of approximately $2.16 million to be paid to the contractor for water line replacement. This project was part of the City’s Water Line Replacement Program, which was required to replace and upgrade water lines within the City to increase availability of water, improve circulation and ensure necessary fire protection.
Agenda Item 14 is a recommendation from Houston Public Works and the Chief Procurement Officer that the Council approve an award of nearly $417,000 to be paid to the contractor for the removal, disposal, furnishing, installation, and calibration of multiple electric actuators throughout the City. The main purpose of these electric actuators is to control wastewater flow through its processing in the treatment plant. In combination, they control flow through reactors during normal flow, redirect flow through the feed-forward or bypass paths during heavy rainfall events, and control flow through the thickeners.
Agenda Item 17 is an ordinance that, if passed, would authorize the sale of a nearly 15,000 square foot pipeline easement to Magellan Pipeline Company and V-TEX Logistics in consideration of their $5,016 payment to the City. This request is for a portion of a proposed 128 mile-long subsurface petroleum products pipeline through multiple properties along its route. It is to be constructed with directional drilling under the City’s property at a minimum depth of 30 feet with no open surface cuts. No public utilities are in the location of the proposed pipeline easement.
Agenda Item 26 is an ordinance that, if passed, would issue a permit to Magellan Pipeline Company and V-TEX Logistics to construct, operate, maintain, improve, repair and replace one new pipeline in certain portions of specified public street rights-of-way.
Agenda Item 43 is an ordinance that, if passed, would approve and authorize a first amendment to the Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement between the City and Harris County MUD’s No. 406 and No. 321. The agreement requires the Districts to prohibit the discharge of industrial waste into the Districts’ sanitary sewer system without the City’s prior written consent. However, it has come to the City’s attention that one sanitary sewer customer located within the Districts is currently discharging industrial waste into the Districts’ sanitary sewer system without the City’s consent. In addition, the Districts have requested permission to allow a second sanitary sewer customer to discharge industrial waste into the Districts’ system. The First Amendment establishes the City’s multi-jurisdictional pre-treatment program requirements and states the terms and conditions under which industrial customers within the Districts may discharge into the Districts’ sanitary sewer system. In addition, the First Amendment requires the Districts to reimburse the City for all costs incurred by the City in implementing and enforcing the Districts’ industrial waste requirements, and establishes a rate to treat the industrial discharge.
Agenda Item 47 is an ordinance that, if passed, would approve the nearly $82,000 contract between the City and Spark, Inc. for the management and construction of improvements to certain school playgrounds as public parks and recreational facilities. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department requests that the City approve the agreement with Spark, Inc., a non-profit organization that funds improvements at public schools for public use during non-school hours. The schools included in this agreement are Mandarin School, Peterson Elementary, and Walnut Bend Elementary.
Agenda Item 50 is an ordinance that, if passed, would award a work contract in an amount not to exceed $21 million to the contractor for clarifier maintenance repair and replacement services for Houston Public Works. The scope of work requires the contractor to provide all equipment, labor, supervision, materials, tools, supplies and access to facilities necessary to provide precision repair services for clarifiers at various City of Houston Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations facilities.
Agenda Item 51 is an ordinance that, if passed, would appropriate $3.37 million out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage to be paid to the contractor for drainage rehabilitation work orders. Transportation & Drainage Operations will provide work authorizations on a location by location basis, as needed, to preserve, repair, rehabilitate or reconstruct the storm water drainage asset to such a condition that is may be effectively used for its designated functional purpose.
Agenda Item 52 is an ordinance that, if passed, would appropriate nearly $4.35 million out of the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund to be paid to the contractor for small and large diameter waterline valve replacement projects. This project will provide for the removal, disposal and installation of new small and large diameter waterline valves and ancillary work.
The entire Houston City Council agenda for December 5, 2018 can be found at houston.novusagenda.com.