Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to terminate a bid award to Coastal Pump Services, Inc. for mechanical services and to award the bid to STP Services at a unit price of $60 per hour for labor and 15 percent markup above contractor cost for parts.
The bid had been awarded to Coastal Pump Services in February.
“In the period following the award, Public Works personnel began to report some concerns with the contractor’s performance of the services,” City Manager Bill Eisen said. “These included the timeliness of necessary repair estimates from the contractor after City notification for service, excessive repairs, in the view of Public Works, reflected in subsequent repair estimates, and the timeliness of returning repaired units back into service.”
The city met with representatives from Coastal Pump Services to address the concerns. However, the issues have continued to occur, Eisen said.
The city council voted to approve, on first reading, an ordinance ordering improvements and levying assessments against various persons and their property for payment of a portion of the cost of such improvements.
The ordinance will allow the city and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation to proceed with the construction of a portion of Business Center Drive between County Road 59 and Broadway.
“Specifically, the ordinance will allow the city to assess the eight benefiting property owners no more than the value of the special benefit conveyed to them by construction of the improvements or 90 percent of the improvement cost, whichever is less,” City Attorney Darrin Coker said.
Under the arrangement, the economic development corporation will pay $3.3 million in funding for the project up front, with approximately $2.2 million to be repaid through the city’s collection of assessment proceeds from the property owners.
The city council voted to approve a reimbursement agreement with the Pearland Economic Development Corporation.
The agreement will allow the economic development corporation to recoup approximately $2,484,917 in funds that it advances for road improvements at Business Center Drive.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Council Member Felicia Harris absent. Agenda
During a special meeting prior to Monday’s regular meeting, the city council voted unanimously to appoint Mary Starr, Matt Hanks and Dan Tunstall to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Agenda