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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, award of a $252,523 contract to Entech Civil Engineers, Inc. for the design of the Wafer Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project.

The design of the project includes Wafer Street from Jackson Avenue to Harris Avenue and from Eagle Avenue to Broadway Avenue.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance amending the FY2018 Budget. Council Member Cody Ray Wheeler explained that the item transfers funds from the General Fund to provide for salary increases recently approved by the city council.

The city council deferred action regarding the first reading of an agreement with Omega Engineers, Inc. for design services for the Spencer Highway 12-inch waterline Project Phase II.

The city council voted 6-2, with Don Harrison and Wheeler opposed, to approve, on final reading, award of a $100,000 contract to Brooks & Sparks, Inc. for professional services related to right-of-way management services.

Harrison, Wheeler and Sammy Casados had voted against the item on its first reading at the December 20 city council meeting.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, award of a $1,307,722 contract to Texas Pride Utilities, LLC for the 2018 Citywide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, award of an $865,935 contract to Armadillo Underground Utilities, LLC for the 2018 Citywide Waterline Replacement Project.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, award of a $633,600 contract to Johnston, LLC for design services for a new municipal courts building.

The city council voted unanimously to accept donations from BASF, Air Products and Chevron Phillips Chemical toward the Pasadena Employees Harvey Relief Fund.

BASF donated $5,000 to the fund, and Air Product donated $10,000. Chevron Phillips Chemical donated $15,000 to the fund, as well as $10,000 for special projects by the Pasadena Industrial Community Network.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Sammy Casados was absent. Agenda

During the meeting, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce President Christina Womack addressed the council, noting the chamber recently named Chris Bezdek as the Citizen of the Year. She also announced that the State of the City Address, with Mayor Jeff Wagner, will take place on February 15 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Listen (1:56)




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