Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, June 25, 2015


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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 regular meeting of
 THERE WAS NOT ITEM 1 INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA
Austin Energy
2Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 15-9 regarding utility deferred payment agreements.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Contract Management
3Authorize award and execution of a 24-month construction services contract with BILFINGER TEPSCO for chilled water piping construction on customer distribution sites in an amount not to exceed $6,000,000, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,000,000.
 APPROVED
4Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with FOUND DESIGN LLC, dba MERJE, to provide design services for the Austin Downtown Wayfinding System in the amount of $144,324 for a total contract amount not to exceed $463,478.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Office of Real Estate Services
5Approve an ordinance vacating approximately 4,646 square feet of an unnamed street located between South 1st Street and South 2nd Street (adjacent to 900 South 1st Street); approximately 5,996 square feet of South 2nd Street; and approximately 2,184 square feet of an alley north of Copeland Street, between South 1st Street and South 2nd Street, to 1ST STREET HIGHLANDS, LP, for the appraised value of $137,838, subject to retaining public utility easements and a waterline easement, dedication of public access easements, relocation of utilities at the developer's expense, and concurrent dedication by plat of new right-of-way (District 9).
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Parks and Recreation
6Approve a resolution concerning renaming the Quick Start Tennis Courts at the Austin Tennis Center, located at 7800 Johnny Morris Road and repealing Resolution No. 20150507-008.
 ITEM WAS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Purchasing Office
7Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a 12-month service contract with MORRIS & MCDANIEL, INC., or another qualified offeror to Request for Proposal No. EAD0117REBID, for Cadet hiring administration for the Austin Fire Department in an amount not to exceed $400,000, with five 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for each extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,400,000.
 APPROVED
8Authorize award, negotiation and execution of a contract with PACE GLOBAL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., or another qualified offeror to Request For Proposal No. GAL0021, for an independent review of Austin Energy's Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan in an amount not to exceed $300,000.
 APPROVED (VENDOR SELECTED WAS NAVIGENT)
9Authorize award and execution of a 60-month revenue contract with ALLEN CLICK to provide the cutting, baling, and sale of hay, and the harvest and sale of pecans for Austin Water for an estimated revenue of $305,000, with one 60-month extension option with an estimated revenue of $305,000, for a total estimated revenue amount of $610,000.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
10Authorize award, negotiation and execution of a 36-month contract with LAPTOPSANYTIME to provide a laptop and tablet kiosk distribution system for the Austin Public Library in an amount not to exceed $85,361, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $7,437 each, for a total contract amount not to exceed $100,235.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
11Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a 12-month social services contract with the COUNCIL ON AT-RISK YOUTH to operate of a juvenile justice youth program for the Police Department in an amount not to exceed $128,000.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
12Authorize award and execution of five contracts through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buyboard) for light duty vehicles and equipment with CALDWELL COUNTRY CHEVROLET DBA BABY JACK II AUTOMOTIVE, LTD. in an amount not to exceed $1,915,979; DEERE & COMPANY in an amount not to exceed $106,717; GRAPEVINE DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP, LLC DBA GRAPEVINE DCJ, LLC in an amount not to exceed $3,029,838; SILSBEE FORD, INC. in an amount not to exceed $2,756,457; and WIRTGEN AMERICA in an amount not to exceed $458,301, for a total amount not to exceed $8,267,292.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
13Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of two 12-month contracts for Request for Proposal No. PAX0124 with FRONT STEPS, INC. to provide temporary housing services, peer to peer support, on-call case management support, and life skills training and with ANEWENTRY, INC. to provide temporary housing services, peer to peer support, and life skills training in an amount not to exceed $304,058 combined, with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $304,058 per extension option combined, for total contracts amount not to exceed $1,520,290 combined.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
14Authorize award, negotiation and execution of 12-month contracts with McCULLOUGH HEATING & A/C, INC.; 360 ENERGY SAVERS, LLC; RAM'S WEATHERIZATION & CONSTRUCTION, LLC; 1st CHOICE ENERGY, LLC; GOOD NEIGHBOR MANAGEMENT DBA CITY CONSERVATION; ENERGY GUYS LLC; AMERICAN CONSERVATION & AIR INC.; AIRTECH ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.; CONSERVATION SPECIALIST OF AUSTIN LLC; GREAT AMERICAN INSULATION, INC.; AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS; VALDEZ REMODELING & WEATHERIZATION, INC. (MBE); and EFFICENT ENERGY ENTERPRISES, INC. DBA GO GREEN SQUADS (WBE), or one of the other qualified responders to Request For Proposal No. OPJ0116, for basic weatherization services in an amount not to exceed $2,800,000 each and combined, with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $2,800,000 each and combined, for a total contract amount not to exceed $14,000,000 each and combined.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Item(s) from Council
15Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council committees and other intergovernmental bodies and removal and replacement of members.
 APPROVED AS AMENDED
16Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to partner with Austin’s school districts in the promotion of pre-kindergarten enrollment.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
17Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing fees and authorizing payment of certain other costs under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood July 4th Independence Day Parade and Celebration sponsored by the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association, which is to be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 on the streets surrounding Pillow School.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
18Approve a resolution relating to the location of Fun Fun Fun Fest on Auditorium Shores.
 POSTPONED TO AUGUST 6, 2015 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
19Approve a resolution amending Resolution No. 20140807-114 and directing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an amendment to the existing parkland improvement and use agreement with West Austin Youth Association.
  APPROVED
20Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing fees for the Cristo Rey Jamaica event sponsored by Cristo Rey Parish which was held Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center.
 ITEM WAS APPROVED AT THE JUNE 23, 2015 SPECIAL CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
Public Utilities Committee
21Approve third reading of an ordinance amending City Code Chapters 15-2 and 15-9 relating to the drainage charge. (THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM WAS HELD AND CLOSED ON MAY 21, 2015).
 APPROVED AS AMENDED
Audit and Finance Committee
22Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to create, for purposes of public access, an online system consisting of a downloadable and searchable database, capable of standard querying, for campaign finance filings.
 APPROVED
Executive Session
23Discuss legal issues related to Mercer et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. 1:13-cv-00830, in the United States District Court for the Western Division of Texas. (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code) (Related to July 26, 2013 officer-involved shooting).
 WITHDRAWN WITHOUT OBJECTION
Discussion
24Discuss process for evaluating Council appointees.
 CONDUCTED
2:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions
25Conduct a public hearing and consider an appeal by Daniel Llanes, regarding the Planning Commission's approval of a variance from City Code Section 25-2-721(B)(1), which prohibits the construction of a building or parking area within the primary setback of the Waterfront Overlay in the Red Bluff Subdistrict (District 3).
 POSTPONED TO THE AUGUST ZONING MEETING

Adjourn

 

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