Houston City Council Agenda – June 11, 2019

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in the City Hall Chamber at 1:30 AM. The agenda items include multiple ordinances seeking appropriations out of the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund for various projects throughout the City including contracts to expand and improve the city’s Wastewater Collection System.

Agenda Item 11 is an ordinance that, if passed, would amend a previous ordinance (2017-841) to authorize the acquisition of one redesigned parcel for the 108-inch water line from Aldine Westfield to Willis Street Project. This acquisition would provide for the creation and construction of lines to convey treated water from surface water facilities.

Agenda Item 14 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $5,832,000.00 out of Equipement Acquisition Consolidated Fund, and $68,000.00 out of Fleet/Equipment Special Revenue Fund to purchase vehicles for the Solid Waste Management Department, including tractors trucks, refuse vehicles and grapple trucks.

Agenda Item 20 is an ordinance that, if passed, would add 5.351 acres of land to Harris County Municipal Utility District NO. 157 for the purposes of wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, stormwater conveyance, and other public services. All construction must then must be approved by the City of Houston prior to their construction must then be approved by the City of Houston prior to their construction.   

Agenda Item 23 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $4,951,112.00 towards a contract with Vortex Turnkey Solutions, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal. The money for this would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund with the purpose of reducing sanitary sewer overflows thought renewal and rehabilitation of deteriorated collection systems. This ordinance would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City. Out of six bidders, Vortex Turnkey Solutions, LLC, was awarded the 730 day contract for $4,643,916.10.

Agenda Item 24 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $5,016,724.00 towards a contract with PM Construction & Rehab, LLC dba IPR South Central for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal. This money would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund with the purpose of reducing sanitary sewer overflows thought renewal and rehabilitation of deteriorated collection systems. This ordinance would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City. Out of five bidders, PM Construction & Rehab, LLC, was awarded the 730 day contract for $4,706,403.76.

Agenda Item 25 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $2,938,581.00 towards a contract with T Construction, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal. This money would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund with the purpose of reducing sanitary sewer overflows thought renewal and rehabilitation of deteriorated collection systems. This ordinance would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City. Out of four bidders, PM Construction & Rehab, LLC, was awarded the 730 day contract for $2,755,791.52.

Agenda Items 26, 27, 28 and 29 are ordinances that, if passed, would allocate $22,972,216 towards a contract with PM Construction & Rehab, LLC dba IPR South Central through four contracts towards Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal. This money would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund with the purpose of reducing sanitary sewer overflows thought renewal and rehabilitation of deteriorated collection systems. These ordinances would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City.

Agenda Item 30 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $2,479,500.00 towards a contract with Grava LLC for Quick Connect Electrical Improvements at 50 Lift Stations. This money would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund. This ordinance would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City.

Agenda Item 31 is an ordinance that, if passed, would allocate $13,875,000.00 towards a contract with CSA Construction, INC. for 69th Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements. This money would come out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund. This ordinance would set a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City.

Agenda Item 37 is an ordinance that, if passed, would find and determine that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a 6-foot-wide storm sewer easement, three variable width storm sewer easements, and a 10-foot-wide prescriptive storm sewer easement, all out of the S.M. Williams Survey, Abstract No. 87, City of Houston, Harris County, Texas; abandoning the easements to Bayou Vista, Parkview on the Bayou, and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

86th Texas Legislature Updates: April 16, 2019

The 86th Legislature House and Senate have been assigning bills to committees, holding public committee hearings, distributing reports on bills, and voting on legislation. Activities are described below.

Public Citizen is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that focuses on protecting health, safety, and democracy. This session, they are closely following House Bill 798, which relates to plot plan requirements for an application for a standard permit for a concrete batch plant issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The bill would require that the plot plan include a distance scale, a north arrow, emission points, and tanks, as well as to benchmark locations in the area of the facility and to indicate if setback or buffer requirements would be met. Public Citizen believes that this bill would ensure that TCEQ has the information it needs to determine if the applicant meets the sitting requirements. For more information about Public Citizen’s Texas office and the issues they follow go to
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The last day for House committees to report House Bills and House Joint Resolutions is May 6, 2019. The last day for Senate committees to report Senate and Senate Joint Resolutions is May 18, 2019.

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More information about the 86th Texas Legislative session can be found at capitol.texas.gov.

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86th Texas Legislature Updates: April 9, 2019

The 86th Legislature House and Senate have been assigning bills to committees, holding public committee hearings, distributing reports on bills, and voting on legislation.

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling is a recycling organization whose mission is to advance recycling through partnerships, education, and advocacy for the benefit of Texas.This session, they are focused on two bills that, according the STAR, will create an end-use market plan for recyclables in Texas. The bills are as follows:

  • HB 286: Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.
  • SB 649: Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.

More information about STAR can be found athttps://www.recyclingstar.org/


The last day for House committees to report House Bills and House Joint Resolutions is May 6, 2019. The last day for Senate committees to report Senate and Senate Joint Resolutions is May 18, 2019.

We’d love to know what bills you are watching. Send an email [email protected]

More information about the 86th Texas Legislative session can be found at capitol.texas.gov.

Read more about activities- including filed bills and committee assignments- of the legislature