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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Sammy Casados and Cody Ray Wheeler opposed, to approve payment of miscellaneous claims and invoices.

Casados and Wheeler specifically opposed a contract with Roy Mease and Associates for tax collection services.

Casados stated that he favored seeking requests for qualifications for the contract.

“I think it's very important that we do that, not only for transparency reasons but for finding the city a better deal,” Casados said. “Right now we are spending an awful lot of money.” Listen (4:56)

Casados also began speaking on reports of Mease's indictment, which Mayor Jeff Wagner interrupted.

“It has nothing to do with what we're talking about, sir,” Wagner said, asking Casados to continue speaking on the agenda.

Discussion continued, with disagreements, and Wagner striking the gavel several times.

Council Member Cary Bass also abstained on any items regarding Bass & Meineke in the claims and invoices.

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on several contracts for projects underway in the city, including:

  • $92,862 to Cruz Tec, Inc. for the Citywide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program Phase II
  • $63,103 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the West Lane Reconstruction Project
  • $56,677 to Nerie Construction, LLC for the 2016 Citywide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program Phase I
  • $188,689 to Peltier Brothers Construction, LTD for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Consolidation Project Phase I
  • $47,097 to RAC Industries, LLC for the 2017On Call Paving and Drainage Improvements Project
  • $82,089 to Texas Pride Utilities, LLC for the Scarborough Waterline Replacement Project
  • $53,699 to Transtex Construction, LLC for the Jasmine Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project

The city council deferred action regarding administration changes in personnel.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, award of a $61,025 contract with John A. Walker Rooving, Inc. for the replacement of the roof at Fire Station No. 7.

The city council deferred the first reading of an ordinance awarding a $987,000 contract to Prozign Architects for the design of a new Police Academy/Fire Services Administration Building.

The city council voted unanimously to accept a $5,000 donation from a delegation from Pasadena's sister city, Hadano, Japan, to be allocated to the COPA Fund for city employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Council Member Don Harrison praised Hadano for their support and favored recognizing the city. Listen (1:45)

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda





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