Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, March 26, 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 special called meeting of March 6, 2015, work session of March 10, 2015 and regular meeting of March 12, 2015.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Contract Management
2Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with RESTEK, INC. for the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant Concrete Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $424,195 plus $42,419 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $466,614.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
3Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following 15 staff recommended firms or (qualified responders) to Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP171: MWM DESIGN GROUP; HALFF ASSOCIATES, INC.; MCGRAY & MCGRAY LAND SURVEYORS, INC.; MACIAS & ASSOCIATES, LP; SURVEYING AND MAPPING, LLC; JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.; LANDMARK SURVEYING, LP; JONES & CARTER, INC. dba TERRA FIRMA LAND SURVEYING; MCKIM & CREED INC.; LANDESIGN SERVICES, INC.; PAPE-DAWSON ENGINEERS, INC.; UNINTECH CONSULTING ENGINEERS INC.; COBB FENDLEY & ASSOCIATES, INC.; GORONDONA & ASSOCIATES, INC.; and HEJL, LEE & ASSOCIATES, INC. to provide surveying services for the 2015 surveying services rotation list for an estimated period of two years or until financial authorization is expended, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,000,000 divided amongst the 15 firms.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
4Authorize the use of the construction manager-at-risk method of contracting for construction of the new Parking Garage with Administration Offices Project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Economic Development Department
5Approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 9 relating to audible noises and music and solicitation.
 WITHDRAWN
6Approve a resolution authorizing the City to be a co-applicant with the Film Society of Austin on an application for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $1,008,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration to create a creative media facility on City-owned property leased to the Society.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Fire
7Approve an ordinance establishing classifications and positions in the classified service of the Austin Fire Department; creating and eliminating certain positions and repealing Ordinance No. 20140908-004 relating to the Austin Fire Department classifications and positions.
 POSTPONED TO aPRIL 2, 2015 AND SENT TO COMMITTEE
Health and Human Services
8Approve an ordinance authorizing acceptance of $217,500 in grant funds from the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES; and amending the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Health and Human Services Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20140908-001) for the Lactation Resource and Training Center (Mom’s Place) Strategic Expansion Program.
 APPROVED
Law
9Approve a settlement in Sanchez et al v. City of Austin, Cause No. A-11-CV-993-LY, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
 APPROVED
Office of Real Estate Services
10Authorize negotiation and execution of an 84-month lease renewal agreement with PAJA PROPERTIES, LTD. for 7,675 square feet of retail, office and storage space for the Book Sales Program of the Austin Public Library, located at 5335 Burnet Road, in an amount not to exceed $1,151,643.
 APPROVED
11Approve 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, a waterline easement, relocation of utilities at the developer's expense, and concurrent dedication by plat of new right-of-way. Related to Item #12.
 POSTPONED TO MAY 5, 215 AND SENT TO COMMITTEE
12Approve an ordinance vacating approximately 8,200 square feet of the unconstructed Christopher Street right-of-way (adjacent to 1000 South 2nd Street) to 1ST STREET HIGHLANDS, LP, for the appraised value of $35,274, subject to retaining public utility easements, a waterline easement, relocation of utilities at the developer's expense, and concurrent dedication by plat of new right-of-way. Related to Item #11.
 POSTPONED TO MAY 5, 215 AND SENT TO COMMITTEE
13Authorize negotiation and execution of an encroachment agreement with SHOAL CREEK WALK, LTD. for the aerial encroachment of the Bowie Street right-of-way by a pedestrian bridge, located between West 5th Street and West 6th Street.
 APPROVED
Parks and Recreation
14Approve a resolution concerning naming the Onion Creek Greenbelt, located at 7004 Onion Creek Drive.
 TABLED
Planning and Development Review
15Approve an ordinance extending the expiration date of Ordinance No. 20141120-056 relating to requirements for non-peak hour concrete installation within portions of the Central Business District (CBD) and Public (P) zoning districts.
 APPROVED
Public Works
16Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the relocation of water, wastewater and reclaimed water lines within the TXDOT State Highway 71 Toll Road Project from east of US 183 to Onion Creek, in the amount of $5,200,000, plus a $520,000 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,720,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Purchasing Office
17Authorize award and execution of a 12-month contract with CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC to provide maintenance and technical support for the security system at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in an amount not to exceed $191,840, with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $197,260 for the first extension option, $197,860 for the second extension option, $198,460 for the third extension option, and $199,060 for the fourth extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $984,480.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
18Authorize award and execution of a 24-month contract with UCS FACILITY SERVICES to provide maintenance and custodial services for Austin Water Utility in an amount not to exceed $1,245,648, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $622,824 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,491,296.
 POSTPONED TO APRIL 23, 2015
19Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with WACHS WATER SERVICES to provide leak detection survey services in an amount not to exceed $304,830, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $101,610 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $609,660.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
20Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with ALLIED TUBE & CONDUIT CORPORATION to provide traffic sign hardware in an amount not to exceed $420,000, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $140,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $840,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
21Authorize award and execution of a contract with OSBURN MATERIALS, INC. to provide grass seed mix for the Jimmy Clay Golf Course in an amount not to exceed $400,265.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
22Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a contract with MERCURY ASSOCIATES, INC. to provide analysis of the Fleet Services Department fuel support program in an amount not to exceed $187,737.
 APPROVED
23Authorize award and execution of two 36-month contracts with VIDTRONIX TICKET & LABEL LLC and OMNIDATA SERVICES GROUP LLC for the purchase of as-needed replacement parts for the shared-use passenger processing system at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in an amount not to exceed $450,000 each and combined, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $150,000 each and combined per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $750,000 each and combined.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
24Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES to provide pressure treated wood poles for Austin Energy in an amount not to exceed $3,767,343 with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $1,255,781 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,534,686.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
25Authorize award and execution of a 60-month revenue contract with LONE STAR RIVERBOAT, INC. to provide boat excursion services on Lady Bird Lake for an estimated revenue amount of $150,000, with one 60-month extension option in an estimated amount of $150,000 for a total estimated revenue amount of $300,000.
 POSTPONED TO APRIL 2, 2015
26Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement with the NATIONAL JOINT POWERS ALLIANCE, a public corporation and agency, to allow the City to participate in this agency's cooperative purchasing program to purchase various types of goods and services. Related to Item #27
 APPROVED
27Authorize award and execution of a 43-month contract through the National Joint Powers Alliance with W. W. GRAINGER, INC., to purchase industrial supplies, equipment, tools, and services in an amount not to exceed $16,500,000, with one 12-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $21,000,000. Related to Item #26.
 APPROVED
Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs
28Approve an ordinance suspending a Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program interim customer surcharge proposed by Texas Gas Service Company and requesting reimbursement for expenses necessary to review the rate adjustment.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Watershed Protection Department
29Authorize the negotiation and execution of a community facilities agreement with Austin Eastside Station, LLC, for public storm drain infrastructure improvements to be constructed as part of a development located at 1700 East 4th Street in an amount not to exceed $350,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Item(s) from Council
30Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council committees and other intergovernmental bodies and removal and replacement of members.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
31Authorize payment of certain costs under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the annual Cesar E. Chavez "Si Se Puede!" March sponsored by the People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources which is to be held Saturday, March 28, 2015.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
32Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees for the Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair sponsored by Edible Austin, which is to be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 on the grounds of the French Legation Museum.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
33Approve a resolution expressing Council's support for proposed state legislation to reduce toll rates for certain vehicles traveling on State Highway 130.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
34Approve an ordinance appointing an acting Municipal Court Clerk and setting compensation and benefits.
 APPROVED AND SENT TO COMMITTEE
35Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees for the Shakespeare in the Park performances sponsored by Something for Nothing Theater, which are to be held on June 11-13, June 18-20, and June 25-27, 2015 at Ramsey Neighborhood Park.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
36Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and and waiving certain requirements for the HONK!TX event, which is to be held March 27-29, 2015 at the Adams-Hemphill and Pan Am Parks.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)
37Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 2 and Title 25 to dissolve the Residential Design and Compatibility Commission. (Suggested date and time: April 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
38Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 to add notification and meeting requirements to the East Riverside Corridor Regulating Plan amendment process. (Suggested date and time: April 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Eminent Domain
39Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Springdale/290 Improvements Project for approximately 1,676 square feet of land for a permanent waterline easement and approximately 3,089 square feet of land for a temporary working space easement, all being out of Lot 1, Chimneyhill P.U.D. Fourth Installment, a subdivision of record in Book 70, Page 7 of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, conveyed to Wayne Allen Barbee by Warranty Deed recorded in Document No. 2001170817 of the Official Public Records of Travis County, Texas, in the total amount of $449. The owner of the needed property interests is Wayne Allen Barbee. The property is a vacant lot located entirely in District 1, off US 290 East, between Springdale Road and Chimney Hill Boulevard, in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. The general route covered by this project includes the Chimney Hill Subdivision and the Walnut Trace Subdivision on either side of Springdale Road, in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GALLO
40Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Springdale/290 Improvements Project for approximately 4,814 square feet of land for a permanent waterline easement, situated in the Howell T. Davis Survey No. 30, Abstract No. 214 in Travis County, Texas, out of a called 1.796 acre tract of land conveyed to Jimmy Nassour, Trustee, by Warranty Deed recorded in Document No. 2010046853 of the Official Public Records of Travis County, Texas, in the total amount of $539. The owner of the needed property interests is Jimmy Nassour, Trustee. The property is a vacant lot located entirely in District 1, off US 290 East, between Springdale Road and Chimney Hill Boulevard, in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. The general route covered by this project includes the Chimney Hill Subdivision and the Walnut Trace Subdivision on either side of Springdale Road, in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
 PULLED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GALLO
41Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the University Hills Branch Library Parking Lot Expansion Project for approximately 22,147 square feet of land for a public parking lot, out of Lot 1A, The Bluffs of University Hills, Resubdivision of Lots 1 and 2, Block A, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas, according to the map or plat recorded in Volume 84, Page 43D, Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, conveyed to SAFA Trading Establishment, Inc. by Special Warranty Deed recorded in Volume 12932, Page 1629 of the Real Property Records of Travis County, Texas, in the amount of $155,000. The owner of the needed property interests is SAFA TRADING ESTABLISHMENT, INC. The property is located entirely in District 1, at 4601 Loyola Lane, in Austin, Travis County, Texas 78723. The general route covered by this project includes the University Hills Branch Library area, located on a portion of Loyola Lane, between Manor Road and Ed Bluestein Boulevard (United States Highway 183).
 POSTPONED TO MARCH 31, 2015 FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION
42Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Waters Park Relief Main Project for approximately 6,996 square feet of land for a permanent wastewater line easement and approximately 1,029 square feet of land for a temporary working space easement, both being tracts of land in the James Rogers Survey No. 19, Abstract No. 659, Travis County, Texas, a portion of a called 28.69-acre tract of land, having been conveyed to George J. Shia by Correction Special Warranty Deed, recorded August 25, 1993, in Volume 12007, Page 181 of the Real Property Records of Travis County, Texas, in the total amount of $3,124. The owner of the needed property interests is George J. Shia. The property is vacant, un-developed land located entirely in District 7, along the southwest line of Adelphi Lane, northwest of Waters Park Road, in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. The general route covered by this project includes Adelphi Lane along Scribe Drive and Leaf Lane near MoPac in the Walnut Crossing Subdivision, in Austin, Travis County, Texas 78759.
 APPROVED
Executive Session
43Discuss personnel matters related to the appointment of an interim Municipal Court Clerk and related compensation and benefits (Personnel Exception – 551.074 of the Government Code).
 WITHDRAWN
44Discuss legal issues related to Open Government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 WITHDRAWN
45Discuss legal issues related to Sanchez et al v. City of Austin, Cause No. A-11-CV-993-LY, in the United States District Court Western District of Texas (Private consultation with legal counsel pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 WITHDRAWN
2:00 PM - Zoning Ordinances / Restrictive Covenants (HEARINGS CLOSED)
46C14-2014-0038 – The Hopper – (District 7) – Approve second and third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 801 West Wells Branch Parkway (Harris Branch Watershed) from industrial park-conditional overlay (IP-CO) combining district zoning to single family residence-small lot-conditional overlay (SF-4A-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 1 and rural residence-conditional overlay (RR-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 2. First Reading approved on August 7, 2014. Vote: 7-0. Owner/Applicant: Sealy & Company (Michael Sealy). Agent: Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers, Inc. (Steve Ihnen, P.E.). City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057.
 
2:00 PM - Zoning and Neighborhood Plan Amendments (Public Hearings and Possible Action)
47C14-2014-0037 – The Sealy – (District 7) – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 801 West Wells Branch Parkway (Harris Branch Watershed) from industrial park-conditional overlay (IP-CO) combining district zoning and community commercial-conditional overlay (GR-CO) combining district zoning to community commercial (GR) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant community commercial (GR) district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To grant community commercial (GR) district zoning. Owner/Applicant: Sealy & Company (Michael Sealy). Agent: Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers, Inc. (Steve Ihnen, P.E.). City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057.
 APPROVED ON ALL THREE READINGS PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
48C14-2014-0171 – MLK Rezone – (District 1) – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 2927 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (Boggy Creek Watershed) from family residence-neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning to townhouse and condominium residence-neighborhood plan (SF-6-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant urban family residence-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (SF-5-CO-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant urban family residence-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (SF-5-CO-NP) combining district zoning. Owner: Amos413 Ventures, LLC (Jonathan Klaus). Agent:  Perales Engineering (Jerome Perales). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122.
 POSTPONED TO APRIL 16, 2015
49C14-2014-0182 – Moore’s Crossing 7.9 Acre Rezone – (District 2) – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 7400 McAngus Road (Dry Creek East Watershed) from community commercial (GR) district zoning to single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant single family residence-small lot (SF-4A) district zoning. Owner/Applicant: SR Development, Inc. (Bill Gurasich). Agent: Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc. (Geoff Guerrero). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
 APPROVED ON ALL THREE READINGS
50C14-2014-0187 – Moore’s Crossing 1.5 Acre Rezone – (District 2) – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 7012 Elroy Road (Dry Creek East Watershed) from single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning, community commercial (GR) district zoning, and community commercial-conditional overlay (GR-CO) combining district zoning to multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning. Owner/Applicant: SR Development, Inc. (Bill Gurasich). Agent: Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc. (Geoff Guerrero). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
 APPROVED ON ALL THREE READINGS
51C14-2015-0007 – Alice Mae Rezoning – (District 5) – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 9500 Alice Mae Lane (Slaughter Creek Watershed) from community commercial-conditional overlay (GR-CO) combining district zoning to community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (GR-MU-CO) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (GR-MU-CO) combining district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To grant community commercial-mixed use-conditional overlay (GR-MU-CO) combining district zoning. Owner/Applicant: SP Meadows West, Ltd. (David Roche). Agent: Armbrust & Brown, LLC (Richard T. Suttle, Jr.). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
 APPROVED ON FIRST READING PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

Adjourn

 

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