Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, October 02, 2014


All the information on this page is tentative and subject to change without notice.
Details of Council's votes are not captured below but will be incorporated in the minutes approved by the City Council at a subsequent Council Meeting and posted to the web.

Approval of Minutes
1Approve the minutes of the Austin City Council work session meeting of September 23, 2014 and regular meeting of September 25, 2014.
 
Austin Energy
2Authorize negotiation and execution of a power purchase agreement and ground lease with PowerFin Texas Solar Projects, LLC, or one of the other qualified respondents to the request for proposals, for a community solar project of up to 3.2 megawatts of local solar-generated electricity, in an estimated amount of $520,000 per year, for a term of up to 25 years, for a total estimated contract amount of $13,000,000.
 
3Approve issuance of a rebate to Gables Residential for performing duct diagnostics and improvements at the Gables Grandview Apartments located at 6500 Champion Grandview Way, in an amount not to exceed $172,307.
 
4Approve issuance of a rebate to Laurel Woods Investors LP, for performing energy efficiency improvements at the Laurel Woods Apartments located at 8312 Fathom Circle, in an amount not to exceed $131,249.
 
5Approve issuance of a rebate to CB Chalk Rock LLC, for performing duct diagnostics and improvements at Marquis at Canyon Ridge Apartments located at 12000 Dessau Road, in an amount not to exceed $82,228.
 
6Approve issuance of a rebate to Post Investment Group for performing duct diagnostics and improvements at the Mountain Ranch Apartments located at 2425 East Riverside Drive, in an amount not to exceed $62,641.
 
Austin Water Utility
7Approve Service Extension Request No. 3406 for water service to a 25.5 acre tract at 11900 Buckner Road located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City's limited purpose jurisdiction, and Austin Water Utility's service area.
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO
8Approve Service Extension Request No. 3407 for wastewater service to a 25.5 acre tract at 11900 Buckner Road located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City's limited purpose jurisdiction, and Austin Water Utility's service area.
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER TOVO
Contract Management
9Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC. for engineering services for the 2010 Floodplain Modeling and Mapping Engineering Services Rotation List, in the amount of $1,250,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,250,000.
 
10Authorize negotiation and execution of a set of job order assignments, which may exceed $500,000 each, for the phased renovation of two sets of restrooms within the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport over the next two-years to ensure the continuity of essential public services and terminal operations for a total amount not-to-exceed $1,230,000, inclusive of contingency.
 
11Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with FARR ASSOCIATES and URBAN DESIGN GROUP JOINT VENTURE, for architectural, engineering, and planning services for the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative in the amount of $24,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,058,450.
 
Health and Human Services
12Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 3-6 related to beekeeping.
 
Human Resources
13Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 5-1 (Housing Discrimination) to prohibit discrimination based on an individual's source of income.
 PULLED FOR SPEAKERS
Law
14Approve a settlement of a claim from Pauline Small against the City of Austin.
 PULLED FOR DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION
15Approve a settlement in Louis Rodriguez, Jr. et al. v. City of Austin; Cause No. D-1-GN-13-000721, in the 126th Judicial District for Travis County, Texas.
 PULLED FOR DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
16Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for grant funding up to $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, for the Fiscal Years 2014-2017 Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative Program to assist in creating and implementing an economic development program at the master-planned, Austin Housing Finance Corporation-owned tract in the Colony Park neighborhood.
 
Office of Real Estate Services
17Authorize the negotiation and execution of a 60-month lease renewal for 1,000 square feet of office warehouse space for the Environmental Resource Management Division of the Watershed Protection Department, located at 720 Bastrop Highway, Suite 218, Austin, Texas from BASTROP BUSINESS PARK, LP, in an amount not to exceed $56,400.
 POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 23, 2014 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
18Authorize the negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to acquire real property totaling approximately 6.394 acres in Travis County, Texas, located at 10140 Old San Antonio Road, from MOE, LARRY & CURLY, LTD., for a total amount not to exceed $1,250,000.
 
19Authorize negotiation and execution of an encroachment agreement with the TRAVIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT and THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM for the aerial encroachment of right-of-way by a pedestrian bridge at 601 East 15th Street.
 
Planning and Development Review
20Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 9-2 relating to permitting requirements for non-peak hour concrete installation within portions of the Central Business District (CBD), Downtown Mixed Use (DMU), and Public (P) zoning districts.
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MORRISON
Purchasing Office
21Authorize award and execution of two contracts for the purchase of insulators for Austin Energy with TECHLINE INC. in an amount not to exceed $32,399, and with STUART C. IRBY CO. in an amount not to exceed $29,613, for a total amount not to exceed $62,012.
 
22Authorize award and execution of a 60-month services contract with SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. for preventive and corrective maintenance services for the building automation and fire alarm system at the Combined Transportation, Emergency and Communications Center in an amount not to exceed $357,210.
 
23Authorize award and execution of a 36-month requirements supply agreement with NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA, INC. DBA OZARKA DIRECT to provide drinking water delivery services for various City departments, in an amount not to exceed $252,600 with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $84,200 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $505,200.
 
24Authorize award and execution of a 12-month requirements supply agreement with ACT PIPE & SUPPLY LTD for the purchase of sanitary sewer cleanout frames and covers for the Austin Water Utility in an amount not to exceed $84,400, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $84,400 per extension option for a total contract amount not to exceed $337,600.
 
25Authorize award and execution of a 36-month requirements supply contract with PENCCO, INC., for the purchase of liquid ferric sulfate for the Austin Water Utility in an amount not to exceed $1,383,912, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $461,304 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,767,824.
 
26Authorize award and execution of a contract with RISCO SUPPLY CO. INC. for the purchase of engine intake air bag filters for four LM6000 gas turbine generators at Austin Energy’s Sand Hill Energy Center, for a total contract amount not to exceed $98,991.
 
27Authorize negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 8 to the contract with MASTEC NORTH AMERICA, INC., for underground transmission and distribution construction and maintenance services, to increase the contract authorization for the current contract period in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $36,488,840.
 
28Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with PRO SERV INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS, LLC, or another qualified offeror to RFP No. NST0401, for the purchase and installation of a stack damper and access platform for the heat recovery steam generator at Austin Energy’s Sand Hill Energy Center, in an amount not to exceed $448,500.
 
29Authorize award and execution of Amendment No. 2 to the contract with YANEZ TENNIS CONSULTANTS, for the management and operation of Pharr Tennis Center in an amount not to exceed $75,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $499,000.
 
30Authorize award and execution of a 36-month requirements service agreement with WALKER AERO DBA JV DIRT AND LOAM to provide spoils disposal in an amount not to exceed $153,045, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $51,015 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $306,090.
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
31Authorize award and execution of a 24-month service contract with NEWGEN STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS, LLC., or one of the other qualified offerors to RFP No. RML0027, for regulatory consulting services for Austin Energy, in an amount not to exceed $465,000.
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
32Authorize award and execution of a 36-month requirements supply agreement with LEIF JOHNSON FORD DBA TRUCK CITY FORD, consistent with the City’s authority to invoke local preference in awarding contracts, to provide original equipment manufacturer parts for Ford medium and heavy-duty vehicles in an amount not to exceed $766,212, with three 12-month extension options in a total amount not to exceed $255,404 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,532,424.
 
Transportation
33Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to remove segments of Gonzales Street, Shady Lane, and Springdale Road from the table of streets as having a maximum speed limit of 20 miles per hour during certain times.
 POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 16, 2014 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Item(s) from Council
34Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council subcommittees and other intergovernmental bodies and removal and replacement of members.
 
35Approve a resolution relating to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Manager.
 PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
36Approve a resolution relating to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Clerk.
 PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
37Approve a resolution relating to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Auditor.
 PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
38Approve an ordinance relating to the evaluation, compensation and benefits for the Municipal Court Clerk.
 PULLED FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
39Approve an ordinance reimbursing fees and requirements for the Rainey Street Neighborhood Association meeting sponsored by the Rainey Street Neighborhood Association which is taking place Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
40Approve an ordinance reimbursing fees for the 16th Annual Garden Party sponsored by the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum which took place Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.
 
41Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees, waiving certain requirements, and authorizing payment of certain costs under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the City co-sponsored Viva la Vida Festival which is to be held on October 18, 2014 at 4th Street and Congress Avenue.
 
42Approve a resolution initiating code amendments to define a "private party" and to create a permitting process for private parties; and directing the City Manager to convene a stakeholder process for additional recommendations and process the proposed amendments to Council by a date certain.
 
43Approve a resolution establishing Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) as the primary intervention to end chronic homelessness and setting a target of 400 PSH units, with a minimum of 200 dedicated to ‘Housing First’ PSH to be delivered in the next four years and to adopt the updates to the PSH strategy recommended in the August 2014 PSH Evaluation Report.
 PULLED FOR SPEAKERS
44Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop a “Good Landlord Program” for private sector landlords that meet high standards or help assist with difficult-to-house individuals, to present the proposed program to stakeholders, and to bring the proposed program back to council for approval.
 PULLED FOR SPEAKERS
45Approve a resolution directing the city manager to utilize the repeat offender rental registration program as the basis of a publicly accessible landlord watch list and map on the city’s website
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
46Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to review performance measures, definitions, and reported community indicator data consistent with the International Organization for Standardization 37120 standard and make recommendations for changes and additions to be included in the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget adoption process.
 
47Approve a resolution directing the City Auditor to study how Austin's peer cities with Council-Manager governments structure their council committees, study best practices in Council meeting management, and prepare a report.
 
48Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and waiving certain requirements under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the Texas-Sized Pittie Pride event sponsored by Love-A-Bull which is to be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 with a parade up Congress Avenue ending with a festival at Republic Square Park.
 
49Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to report back to Council with a timeline for the implementation of strategies to promote the development of family-friendly housing in the City based on recommendations made by the School and Family Work Group, which was created by the Joint Subcommittees of the Austin City Council, Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, and Travis County Commissioners’ Court.
 POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 16, 2014 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
50Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to communicate to the Texas Department of Transportation the need and desire of the City to maximize the connections in the downtown/east Austin area through the use of Interstate 35 (I-35) right-of- way, the City’s preference to create a two-way, two-lane, at grade connection along 5th Street, and the City’s preference that the I-35 “Modified Existing” alternative, also known as the elevated alternative, not move forward in the National Environmental Policy Act process.
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)
51Set a public hearing to consider the permanent use of approximately 15,960 square feet of land and temporary working space use of approximately 7,658 square feet of land for construction, use, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a wastewater line for the Little Walnut Creek Wastewater Project through dedicated parkland known as Little Walnut Creek District Park in accordance with Sec. 26.001 et seq. of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code. (Suggested date and time, November 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 
52Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 relating to the regulation of residential uses in the Downtown Mixed Use and Central Business District zoning districts. (Suggested date and time: November 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 
53Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 relating to parking requirements for single-family development and other projects exempt from site plan requirements. (Suggested date and time: November 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 
54Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 limiting the re-development of existing small (substandard) lots that are developed as a single building site. (Suggested date and time: November 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 
55Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 relating to the regulation of fence height. (Suggested date and time: November 6, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 
56Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 related to safe, mixed income, accessible, and reasonably priced transit oriented housing. (Suggested date and time: October 23, 2014, 4:00 pm at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX).
 
57Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance naming parkland located at 800 W. Riverside Drive (Suggested date and time: October 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Travis County Commissioners Court, 700 Lavaca, Austin, TX).
 
Action on Item(s) with Closed Public Hearings - per City Code Section 2-5-27, additional speakers will not be registered
58Approve second and third reading of an ordinance defining transportation network companies (TNCs) and directing the City Manager to enter into agreements with TNCs allowing their operation, creating a penalty, and amending City Code Chapter 13-2 to increase certain penalties.
 
10:30 AM - Morning Briefings
59Re-entry Roundtable Briefing.
 WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Executive Session
60Discuss legal issues related to the transition to electing the council from single-member districts (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 
61Discuss legal issues related to the November 2014 election (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 
62Discuss legal issues related to Open Government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 
63Discuss personnel matters related to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Manager (Personnel Exception – 551.074 of the Government Code).
 
64Discuss personnel matters related to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Clerk (Personnel Exception – 551.074 of the Government Code).
 
65Discuss personnel matters related to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the City Auditor (Personnel Exception – 551.074 of the Government Code).
 
66Discuss personnel matters related to the evaluation, compensation and benefits of the Municipal Court Clerk (Personnel Exception – 551.074 of the Government Code).
 
67Discuss legal issues related to Transportation Networking Companies (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 
2:00 PM - Zoning and Neighborhood Plan Amendments (Public Hearings and Possible Action)
68NPA-2014-0020.01 - St. Elmo's Market and Lofts - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending the South Congress Combined Neighborhood Plan, an element of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, to change the land use designation on the future land use map (FLUM) on property locally known as 113 Industrial Boulevard, 4323 South Congress Avenue and the 4300 Block of Willow Springs Road (East Bouldin Creek Watershed; Williamson Creek Watershed) from Industry to Mixed Use land use. Staff Recommendation: To deny Mixed Use land use. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant Mixed Use land use. Owner/Applicant: JFP Industrial Interests (Bill Coon). Agent: Alice Glasco Consulting (Alice Glasco). City Staff: Maureen Meredith, 512-974-2695.
 
69C14-2014-0034 - St. Elmo's Market and Lofts - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 113 Industrial Boulevard, 4323 South Congress Avenue and the 4300 Block of Willow Springs Road (East Bouldin Creek Watershed; Williamson Creek Watershed) from general commercial services-mixed use-neighborhood plan (CS-MU-NP) combining district zoning, limited industrial service-neighborhood plan (LI-NP) combining district zoning and limited industrial service-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (LI-CO-NP) combining district zoning to limited industrial service-planned development area-neighborhood plan (LI-PDA-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To deny limited industrial service-planned development area-neighborhood plan (LI-PDA-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant limited industrial service-planned development area-neighborhood plan (LI-PDA-NP) combining district zoning, with conditions. Owner/Applicant: GFD Holdings, LLC (Brandon Bolin). Agent: Alice Glasco Consulting (Alice Glasco). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
 
70C14-2013-0158 - 7th and Congress Hotel - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 619 and 621 Congress Avenue (Lady Bird Lake Watershed) from central business district (CBD) district zoning to central business district-central urban redevelopment (CBD-CURE) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant central business district-central urban redevelopment (CBD-CURE) combining district zoning, with conditions. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant central business district-central urban redevelopment (CBD-CURE) combining district zoning, with conditions. Owner: Finley Company (Tim Finley, VP). Applicant: Matt Frankiewicz. Agent: Armbrust & Brown, PLLC (Lynn Ann Carley). City Staff: Lee Heckman, 512-974-7604. A valid petition has been filed in opposition to this rezoning request.
 
71C14-2014-0088 1023 Springdale – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 1023 Springdale Road (Walnut Creek Watershed; Tannehill Branch Watershed, Boggy Creek Watershed) from rural residence-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (RR-CO-NP) combining district zoning and community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (GR-MU-CO-NP) combining district zoning to general commercial services-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-CO-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant general commercial services-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-CO-NP) combining district zoning, with conditions. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant general commercial services-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-CO-NP) combining district zoning, with conditions. Owner: Springdale Partners, LTD (Sid Orton). Applicant: South Llano Strategies (Glen Coleman). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122.
 
72C14-2014-0100 - 12008 Pollyanna Avenue - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 12008 Pollyanna Avenue (Walnut Creek Watershed) from single family residence-large lot (SF-1) district zoning to family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To grant family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Owner/Applicant: Timothy M. Holck. City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057.
 
73C14-2014-0103 - Radio Coffee & Beer - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 4204 Manchaca Road and 2008 Fort View Road (West Bouldin Creek Watershed) from neighborhood commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (LR-MU-CO) combining district zoning to commercial-liquor sales (CS-1) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (GR-MU-CO) combining district zoning, with conditions. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (GR-MU-CO) combining district zoning, with conditions. Owner: Telvending Corp (Greg Wilson). Applicant: Land Strategies Inc. (Paul Linehan). City Staff: Lee Heckman, 512-974-7604.
 
74C14-2014-0105 – Samon – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 2428 and 2432 South First Street (East Bouldin Creek Watershed) from limited office (LO) district zoning to general commercial services (CS) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant general commercial services – conditional overlay (CS-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 1, neighborhood commercial - conditional overlay (LR-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 2, and limited office- conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 3.  Planning Commission Recommendation:  To grant general commercial services - conditional overlay (CS-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 1, neighborhood commercial - conditional overlay (LR-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 2, and limited office- conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning to Tract 3.  Owner: James Samon.  Applicant: Ates Construction Co (Ray D. Ates).  City Staff: Lee Heckman, 512-974-7604.
 
4:00 PM - Briefing
75CodeNext: Approach Alternatives Briefing
 
4:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions
76Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 relating to the regulation of efficiency dwelling units in certain multifamily zoning districts.
 
77Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding floodplain variances for the development of a multifamily building and associated parking at 1010 W. 10th Street. This property is partially in the 25-year and 100-year floodplains of Shoal Creek.
 
78Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to include information from the repeat offender rental registration program as part of an online reporting tool; and to report back to Council with an update on the status of the online tool by a date certain. ( Notes: SPONSOR - Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole )
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SPELMAN
79Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to communicate to the Texas Department of Transportation the City's preference that the I-35 "Modified Existing" Alternative, also known as the elevated alternative, not proceed in the National Environmental Policy Act process. ( Notes: SPONSOR - Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole )
 

Adjourn

 

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