Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a settlement agreement with the City of Houston regarding “true-up” payments due for purchases of water from Houston's Southeast Water Purification Plant for 2007 through 2010.
The issue arose when Houston implemented a different methodology for calculating the share of costs for other cities in operating the plant, calculating increased costs for the cities.
Council Member Darrell Morrison said he appreciated the efforts of the city staff in the matter, which saved the city more than $2 million.
The city council voted to approve, on first reading, the purchase of a 2012 bucket truck from Philpott Motors, Ltd. In the amount of $105,939.
The city council voted to approve, on first reading, a contract with Texas Lawn and Lanscape Services for landscaping and irrigation system maintenance.
The city council voted to approve, on final reading, a $553,245 contract with Brooks Concrete, Inc. for the 2012 Annual Sidewalk Replacement Project.
The item was amended to state that the contract will be for a period of one year, and that no increases to prices will be allowed during the contract period. The amendment also stated that the city reserves the right to extend the contract for two additional one-year periods if agreed to by both parties.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Council Member Erv Brannon absent. Agenda