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Election Returns Jim Guidry Commentaries
Harris County
Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, October 22, 2010

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted to approve the first reading of a water supply agreement with Nestlé Waters of North America.

The agreement allows Nestlé Waters to use water from the Southeast Water Plant for a water bottling facility.

Council Member Steve Cote commended the city's economic development corporation and Director of Economic Development Paul Davis for their efforts in bringing the facility to Pasadena.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of a $92,513 annual contract with SunGard for Information Technology maintenance services.

The city council voted 8-1, with Harrison opposed, to approve the final reading of an amendment to the city's Personnel Handbook regarding Call Back, or leave time accrued while workers are “On Call”.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the final reading of an ordinance finding CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC's electric distribution rates as “unreasonable” and ordering the rates reduced. Several cities, as members of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities, have approved similar items ordering CenterPoint's rates be reduced following a rate increase request filed to the Public Utility Commission by the company.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the final reading of an extension to a contract with K&K Tractor Service for demolition services for the Community Development Department. The contract was extended for a period of one year.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the final reading of a $275,000 agreement with Harris County for bus service in the city.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a grant application and agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for a $189,984 grant to conduct a comprehensive vehicular program. The program will be administered by the Pasadena Police Department.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present.




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