Webster City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a settlement in the amount of $60,801 associated with the City of Houston for the Southeast Water Purification Plant “true-up” costs.
The issue involved a change in the methodology used by the City of Houston in calculating the year-end “true-up” costs for operation of the plan, of which Webster pays a share.
According to City Manager Wayne Sabo, the new method “resulted in extraordinarily large invoices for 2009 and 2010 true-ups”.
“Additionally, there was strong inference from the City of Houston that this calculation methodology may be extended back to 2007 and 2008 if the co-participants did not comply by paying the 2009 and 2010 true-up billings,” Sabo said.
Under the settlement, a $125,126 invoice from Houston for the 2009 true-up costs will be waived, and no true-up amounts will be requested for 2007 and 2008. The remaining $60,801 will be paid for the 2010 costs to Houston. The funds will be paid through Webster’s liability account.
The city council voted to approve a $219,350 per-year contract with the Clear Lake Emergency Medical Corps for emergency medical and other services.
The new contract takes effect October 1, and continues through September 30, 2014.
The total value of the contract is $331,200 per year. However, the city provides $86,100 per year in dispatch services and $25,750 in property rental to CLEMC.
The city council voted to award a $158,293 contract to Cobb Fendley and Associates, Inc. for engineering services associated with utility relocation design of the water and sanitary utilities in conflict with the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed Interstate 45 expansion project.
The project is planned for between Medical Center Boulevard and Bay Area Boulevard in Webster. The overall project will expand the freeway to FM 2351.
The city council voted to approve, on first reading, an ordinance reclassifying several properties of various zoning classifications to the NASA Parkway Zoning District.
The rezoning of the NASA Parkway corridor was developed through the city’s NASA Parkway Plan, which was adopted in 2009.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda
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