The City considered the following agenda items at the September 5, 2018, Houston Council Meeting. The agenda items include wastewater collection and treatment, storm water conveyance, flood control studies, storm water drainage repair, and funding for wastewater treatment. The City also considered an agreement of co-ownership with Harris County for a tract of land that will connect the County’s Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park with the City’s Hidalgo Park.
Agenda Items 35., 36., and 37. all concern the addition of land to various Municipal Utility Districts. The Utility District Review Committee has evaluated all three of the applications with respect to wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, storm water conveyance, and other public services. For Agenda Item 35, the nearest major drainage facility is Mason Creek, which flows into Buffalo Bayou, and finally into the Houston Ship Channel. For Agenda Item 36, the nearest major drainage facility is Langham Creek which flows into Spring Creek, then to the San Jacinto River and finally into Lake Houston. For Agenda Item 37, the nearest major drainage facility is Buffalo Bayou, which flows into the Houston Ship Channel.
Agenda Item 38. is an ordinance which approves an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and the Harris County Flood Control District to conduct a drainage and flood control study of Brick House Gully, a tributary of White Oak Bayou. Brick House Gully drains an area of 11.78 square miles in the City of Houston and is a FEMA-studied stream that currently carries a 2-year level of service. Brick House Gully is also heavily developed with residential property and has experienced flooding occurring along the Gully causing significant damages to the adjacent residential properties. The study is intended to collect and review data, identify drainage improvement scenarios, provide an estimate regarding the new level of service and improvement scenarios, and estimate any required mitigation volume for the proposed scenarios.
Agenda Item 40. is an ordinance appropriating additional City of Houston funds to EJES Incorporated for the FY2017 Local Drainage Project Work Order Design. This project is part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and is required to preserve, repair, rehabilitate or reconstruct the storm water drainage asset to such a condition that it may be effectively used for its designated functional purpose.
Agenda Item 41. is an ordinance appropriating additional City of Houston funds to IDS Engineering Group, Inc. for the Almeda Sims Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sludge Processing Facility Improvements. This contract provides for Construction Management and Inspection Services for Capital Projects in connection with the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sludge Processing Facility.
Agenda Item 44. is an ordinance approving an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and Harris County for co-ownership of a small tract of land to be used to connect the County’s Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park and the City’s Hidalgo Park. An appropriation of $150,000.00 out of the Park and Recreation Dedication Fund will be paid to the County for a 20% interest in the land for use by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Harris County acquired this tract of land for $400,000.00 as part of a planned partnership project to create a greenway that connects both parks.