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Houston City Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy HTV
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Houston City Council today voted unanimously to enter into a professional services contract with The Dean G. Pappas Law Firm PLLC in relation to the Workers' Compensation Benefits Program.

The contract term would be for a period of six months, commencing on January 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2018. Item Summary

The city council voted unanimously to award a $25 million contract to APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. for Master Program Manager for Disaster Related Projects for the Housing and Community Development Department.

The city council received Larry Green’s nomination of Harold Oldham to the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city council delayed the following nine items using the tag rule:

  • Ordinance approving and authorizing Child Care Local Match Contribution Agreement between the City of Houston and Gulf Coast Workforce Board for the Certification of Child Care expenditures to obtain additional Federal funding for Child Care and related services, tagged by Green.
  • Ordinance approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and Gilbreath Communications, Inc. for the administration of On-Call Comprehensive Communications Services for the Houston Airport System, tagged by Brenda Stardig and Michael Kubosh.
  • Ordinance approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and Siddons Martin Emergency Group, LLC for Parts and Repair Services for Pierce/Oshkosh Fire Trucks for the Fleet Management Department, tagged by Mike Knox.
  • Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2013-1095 (Passed on December 4, 2013, as amended) to increase the maximum contract amount for the contract between the City of Houston and Howden Root (Formerly known as Dresser, Inc.) for Blower Replacement Parts and Repair Services for the Public Works & Engineering Department, tagged by Stardig and Amanda Edwards.
  • Ordinance consenting to the addition of 1.887 acres of land to West Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 17, tagged by Stardig.
  • Ordinance consenting to the addition of 5.6967 acres of land to Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 287, tagged by Stardig.
  • Ordinance consenting to the addition of 2.2329 acres of land to White Oak Bend Municipal Utility District, tagged by Stardig.
  • Ordinance appropriating $2,897,600.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, awarding contract to Alsay Incorporated for Rehabilitation of existing Water Wells Various Sites; setting a deadline for the bidder's execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City, tagged by Jack Christie.
  • Ordinance approving, authorizing and awarding Single Stream Recycling Agreement between the City of Houston and Fomento De Construcciones Y Contratas, Inc. d/b/a FCC SA for the Solid Waste Management Department, tagged by Knox and Jerry Davis.

The following five items were pulled from the agenda and not considered for action by the city council:

  • Recommendation from Acting Director Department of Public Works & Engineering, for approval of final contract amount of $8,216,902.48 and acceptance of work on contract with Reytec Construction Resources, Inc. for Solids Removal from Wastewater Facilities.
  • Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2004-1122 to rename the “HPD Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan”, as amended, to “HPOU Section 457 Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan.”
  • Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2013-0948 (Passed on October 16, 2013, as amended) to increase the maximum contract amount for the contract between the City of Houston and Hahn Equipment Company, Inc. for Submersible Pump Repair Services for the Public Works & Engineering Department.
  • Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2013-0680 (Passed on July 31, 2013, as amended) to increase the maximum contract amount for the contract between the City of Houston and Smith Pump Company, Inc. for Submersible Pump Repair Services for the Public Works & Engineering Department.
  • Ordinance allocating $2,500,000.00 out of Water and Wastewater Operating Fund and approving and authorizing Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and Freese & Nichols Inc. for Wastewater System Modeling and Master Planning.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with Greg Travis absent. Agenda

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo appeared before the city council to discuss the city’s homicide rate for 2017, which was an 11 percent decrease from the previous two years, and the force’s activities in the past 12 months. Listen (28:12)




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