Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to declare the city’s intention to reimburse expenditures from future capital lease proceeds.
The city intends to immediately purchase approximately $2,046,364 in equipment, including ambulances, a pumper truck and ladder truck. The city will repay itself through proceeds from obligations, or debt, the city issues at a future date, and then make payments on those obligations.
“Departments will be implementing their 2013 operating budgets and planning for their purchases,” City Manager Bill Eisen said. “As the purchases will most likely occur before the financing is in place, in order to be reimbursed from future proceeds for expenditures that occur prior to the financing, the City must approve a notice of intent for reimbursement from future proceeds. The notice of intent is not to exceed $2,100,000.”
The city council voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to approve the purchase of a new ambulance module and two new ambulance chassis through an interlocal cooperative pricing agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
The city will replace two existing units, with one being a new chassis and ambulance module, while the second unit will have an existing ambulance module placed onto a new Ford F-350 chassis.
The city council voted 4-1, with Sherman opposed, to award a one-year contract, with two options to renew for additional one-year periods, to HD Supply Waterworks Ferguson Waterworks and MDN Enterprises for water fittings and related parts.
The estimated cost of the contract for 2013 is approximately $387,000.
The city council voted 4-1, with Sherman opposed, to approve, on final reading, an ordinance providing for the use of an alternative zoning notification for property being annexed into the city in January.
The property is in Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 4. The alternative zoning notification will allow the city to place a notice in the city’s official newspaper before a public hearing to zone the newly annexed property.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $108,275 bid to Hi-Way Equipment Company, LLC for the purchase of a wheel loader.
The city council voted unanimously to reappoint Mark Wellman and Robert Campbell to the Building/Fire Code Board of Adjustments.
The city council took no action on the sale, purchase, lease or exchange of real property. The item was discussed during executive session.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda