Houston City Council Agenda – December 14, 2021

The city will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 & 14, 2021, in the City Hall Chamber at 1:30 PM on Tuesday (public comment) and at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 15th, 2020. Hosted as a hybrid event, the virtual details are as follows: (936) 755-1521; Conference ID# 496 271 685#. The agenda includes items pertaining to public works, sidewalk and road repairs, waterline repairs, park construction funds, neighborhood resilience planning services, hike and bike trails, district expansion, and water and sewer construction fund allocation.

Consent Agenda Items

Agenda Item 6 is a recommendation from the Director of Houston Public Works to accept work for city wide panel replacement to improve road surfaces in 12 locations. In addition, a final contract amount of $15 M has been considered for approval. 

Agenda Item 7, the Work for Safe Sidewalk Program is to meet the needs of residents in 56 locations. A final payment of $2 M is to be considered.

Agenda Item 8 is an approval to increase the safety, reliability and efficiency of operations at the East Water Purification Plant through replacement and repairs. A motion of the final contract amount of $7 M is being put forward.

Agenda Item 14 is a motion to approve the purchase of cab and chassis trucks for Houston Public Works in accordance with EPA emission standards.

Agenda Item 19 is a call for the payment to Reytec construction resources for an emergency waterline repair amounting to $249 K.

Agenda Item 20 is a total spending authority of $6 M to industrial services to maintain reliable operations of Houston Public Works drinking water operations due to staff shortages.

Agenda Item 25 appropriates sums out of various park construction funds and awards the construction contract of Harwin park to Landscape Art, Inc.

Agenda Item 27 relates to an agreement with Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy Authority. It is a three-year term with two one-year renewal options without any reimbursement or compensation from the city.

Agenda Item 32 approves an amendment to an ordinance in 2017, to which there is an increase in the maximum contract amount with Denali Water Solutions for onsite water treatment, sludge dewatering and disposal services for Houston Public Works.

Agenda Item 34 is to provide the Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant for neighborhood resilience planning services. The maximum amount will be $621 K, with a 2-year contract and an option to review after 1 year.

Agenda Item 37 and Agenda Item 38 are both consenting to the inclusion of Valley Ranch Municipal Utility District No.1 and Porter Municipal Utility District in the district. The Utility District review Committe recommends both for approval.

Agenda Item 41 is an amendment to the agreement with Harris County Flood Control District for design and construction repairs to hike and bike trails on Keegans Bayou.

Agenda Item 42 is the approval of contracts for wastewater system modeling and planning and allocating funds. This is necessary to maintain compliance with Houston’s wastewater consent decree with EPA and TCEQ.

Agenda Item 43, Agenda Item 44 and Agenda Item 45 are amendments to construction contracts for wastewater collection system rehabilitation and renewal project. This is with both T. Construction LLC and Lopez Utility contractor, LCC.

Agenda Item 46 appropriates $5 M out of Water and Sewer consolidated construction fund, awarding contract to Lopez Utilities Contractor, LCC, for wastewater collection and renewal.

Agenda Item 47 appropriates $3 M out of Water and Sewer consolidated construction fund, awarding contract to Alsay Incorporated for Ground Water Well Rehabilitation Various Sites.

The agenda does not include non-consent items.