Houston City Council Agenda – December 3, 2019

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the City Hall Chamber at 1:30 PM (public comment) and at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  The agenda includes recommendations seeking contracts for the transportation of solid and industrial waste in the City of Houston, payment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Public Health Service fees, and relating to a Water Line Project from Vickery Drive to Milner Road. The agenda also includes multiple ordinances pertaining to the amendment of Strategic Partnership Agreement, appropriating funds for a Large Diameter Waterline Project, and appropriating funds to Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Plan Interlocal Agreement.  

Agenda Item 4 is a recommendation for the payment of $2,394,585.45 to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for 2020 Public Health Service fees. 

Agenda Item 5 is a recommendation for the purchase of Parcel KY17-055 for the easement acquisition for 108-Inch Water Line Project from Vickery Drive to Milner Road. 

Agenda Item 20 is an ordinance appropriating $49,400.78 for Hurricane Harvey Damage Repairs for North Command Police Station, for the Houston Police Department, out of the Miscellaneous Capital Projects/Acquisitions CP Series E Fund 

Agenda Item 37 is an ordinance approving amendment of Strategic Partnership Agreement between Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96

Agenda Item 46 is an ordinance approving amendment of Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between the City of Houston and Trail of the Lakes MUD 

Agenda Item 47 is an ordinance appropriating funds  $452,236.87 out of the Metro Projects Construction DDSRF to the Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Plan Interlocal Agreement between the City and HCFCD

Agenda Item 54 is an ordinance appropriating $55,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approve Professional Construction Management and Inspection Services Contract between the City of Houston and Brian Smith Inspection, INC for Large Diameter Waterline Projects 

Agenda Item 77 and Item 78 are first readings of ordinances that , if passed, would grant two companies the right, privilege, and francise to collect, haul, and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston. These two companies are Access Data Supply, Inc and Rapid Waste Solutions of Texas LLC. 

Agenda Items 79, 80, 81, 82, and 83 are second readings of ordinances that, if passed, would grant five companies the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston. These five companies are Blackwood Portable Restrooms, LLC, Blue Water Grease Service Inc, Environmental Earth-Wise, Inc. Environmental Remediation & Construction, LEL Environmental LTD., and Millennial Trucking, LLC.

Houston City Council Agenda – November 19, 2019

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in the City Hall Chamber at 1:30 PM (public comment) and at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  The agenda includes recommendations seeking contracts for the transportation of solid and industrial waste in the City of Houston, to improve the equipment of Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation and Renewal, and emergency payment to Set Environmental, Inc due to a hazardous chemical spill. The agenda also includes multiple ordinances pertaining to the City of Houston’s Wastewater Systems and the 2019 Water Conservation Plan.

Agenda Item 5 is a recommendation for final contract payment of $2,614,073.41 to T Construction, LLC., for rehabilitation and renewal of portions of the wastewater collection system.

Agenda Item 9 is a recommendation for the approval of a payment of $75,922.90 to SET Environmental, Inc., for the hazardous chemical spill clean-up service at the East Purification Plant. 

Agenda Item 23 is an ordinance to amend a contract with Boyer, Inc., for Electrical Maintenance, Repair, Automation Support and Technical Services for the City’s Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The increased amount is to account for additional work required as a result of Harvey.

Agenda Item 29 is an amendment to increase the maximum contract amount for an agreement for purchase of Electronic Recyclable Material between the City of Houston and Compucycle, Inc. 

Agenda Item 43 is an ordinance to approve additions to the 2019 Water Conservation Plan for Municipal Uses and the 2019 Drought Contingency Plan for the City of Houston, as required by state law.

Agenda Item 52 and Item 53 are first readings of ordinances that would grant two companies–Access Data Supply INC, and Rapid Waste Solutions of Texas LLC–the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston.

Agenda Items 54, 55, 56, 57, and 58 are second readings of ordinances that, if passed, would grant five companies the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston. These five companies are Blackwood Portable Restrooms, LLC, Blue Water Grease Service Inc, Environmental Earth-Wise, Inc. Environmental Remediation & Construction, LEL Environmental LTD., and Millennial Trucking, LLC. 

Agenda Items 59, 60, 61 and 62 third and final readings of ordinances that, if passed, would grant four companies the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston. These five companies are Ameritex Rentals, LLC, K7 Construction, LLC, Manuel ANaya Trucking, and Marathon Waste Service LLC.

CEC Welcomes Scarlett Ramon as Policy & Government Relations Intern

Scarlett Ramon is a junior at the University of Houston and is currently in the pursuit of obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Studio Art. Her main undergraduate focus includes discovering various ways to accurately apply philosophical approaches towards environmental issues with respect to one’s political climate i.e. determining the ethics between the people, government and one’s environment. She hopes to further her post undergraduate studies by conquering a J.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources law at UH Law Center. 

Scarlett loves to go on hiking trips with friends or family, practicing film photography, and cultivating meditation skills in her day to day life. Her favorite getaway place in the city of Houston is the BBVA Roof Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts district. In addition to spending time outdoors, Scarlett is interested in finding ways to uplift her community through personal pursuit of knowledge in local politics and their involvement when it comes to environmental issues. 

Intrigued by the observation of how law and regulations concerning the environment affects one’s community or quality of life, Scarlett aims to create an open dialogue between the community and local politicians when it comes to implementing laws, policies, or regulations. She is excited to work with CEC to deepen her knowledge about the role of politics and law and their relationship with the environment and the community. Scarlett may be reached at [email protected]