Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

1. Approve the minutes of the Austin City Council work session of August 8, 2017, budget work session of August 9, 2017, and regular meeting of August 10, 2017.

Capital Contracting Office

2. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with CAROLLO ENGINEERS, INC., (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified responders to the Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP215 to provide engineering services for the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion to 1.5 Million Gallons Per Day project in an amount not to exceed $500,000. (District1)
3. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with RJN GROUP, INC., (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified responders to the Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP224 to provide engineering services for the Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study at the Walnut and Little Walnut Basin Areas in an amount not to exceed $800,000. (District 1, 4, and 7).
4. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with RS ELLIS, INC/SOUTHWEST CORPORATION for the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Lab and Admin Buildings heating, ventalation, and air conditioning Upgrades Phase 1 project in the amount of $2,483,881 plus a $248,388.10 contingency, for a total amount not to exceed $2,732,269.10. (District 1)
5. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with MCKINNEY ARCHITECTS INC. dba MCKINNEY YORK ARCHITECTS, for additional architectural services for the InVision Studios project in the amount of $30,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $338,000. (District 9)

Communications and Technology Management

6. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month interlocal agreement with the Capital Area Emergency Communication District to reimburse the City for maintenance of the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system database on the county-wide basis in an amount not less than $589,431.
7. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month interlocal agreement with the Capital Area Emergency Communication District to reimburse the City for maintaining Public Safety Answering Points, upgrading and maintaining equipment, and purchasing supplies for the enhanced 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in an amount not less than $25,000.
8. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month interlocal agreement with the Capital Area Emergency Communications District for access to the Enhanced 9-1-1 Services database and Centralized Automatic Message Accounting Trunks services in an amount not to exceed $14,000 with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $14,000 each for a total contract amount not to exceed $70,000.

Economic Development Department

9. Authorize negotiation and execution of a Family Business Loan Program loan to Lonestar Service Company, LLC, to finance furnishings, tenant finish-out improvements, and related project soft costs associated with lease of a concession facility to be located at 14500 Gregg Manor Rd., a property located within the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $650,000, funded with proceeds of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 108 Loan to the City.

Financial Services

10. Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of City of Austin Public Improvement Bonds, Taxable Series 2017, in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000 in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance, authorizing related documents, and approving the payment of the costs of issuance, and all related fees, and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished not later than February 16, 2018.
11. Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of tax-exempt City of Austin Certificates of Obligation, Series 2017, in an amount not to exceed $35,325,000, in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance, authorizing related documents, and approving the payment of the costs of issuance, and all related fees, and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished not later than February 16, 2018.
12. Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of tax-exempt City of Austin Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2017, in an amount not to exceed $5,460,000 in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance, authorizing related documents, and approving the payment of the costs of issuance, and all related fees and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished not later than February 16, 2018.
13. Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of tax-exempt City of Austin Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2017, in a par amount not to exceed $74,000,000, in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance, authorizing related documents, and approving the payment of the costs of issuance, all related fees, and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished by February 16, 2018.

Management Services

14. Approve second and third reading of an ordinance relating to special events and high capacity event venues, repealing and replacing City Code Chapter 14-8 relating to right-of-way closures for special events and neighborhood block parties, amending requirements for temporary food establishments during a special event, repealing City Code Section 14-6-3 relating to closures for a street festivity, amending City Code Chapter 9-2 relating to 24-hour live music and multi-day special event permits; and creating offenses and establishing penalties.

Office of Real Estate Services

15. Authorize negotiation and execution of an encroachment agreement with CARLYLE LIPPINCOTT 1998 HERITAGE TRUST, MARY LIPPINCOTT 1998 HERITAGE TRUST, and LIPPINCOTT CAPITAL LTD. for the aerial encroachment of right-of-way by balconies and canopies at the intersection of West Elizabeth Street and Eva Street, located at 110 West Elizabeth Street. (District 9)
16. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Office of Real Estate Services Capital Budget (Ordinance No. 20160914-002) to increase appropriations by $121,850,000 for the Planning and Development Center acquisition, for a total appropriation of $122,500,000. Related to Items #16 and #17.
17. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to purchase in fee simple 5.164 acres and improvements out of Lot 3F Austin Mall located at the southwest corner of Middle Fiskville Road and Highland Mall Boulevard at the Austin Community College Highland Mall Campus in Austin, Travis County, Texas, from Highland PDC, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $122,500,000, including closing costs (District 4). Related to Items #16 and #18.
18. Approve a resolution declaring the City of Austin's official intent to reimburse itself from proceeds of certificates of obligation to be issued for expenditures in the total amount of $121,850,000 for the Planning and Development Center acquisition. Related to Items #16 and #17.

Parks and Recreation

19. Approve a resolution approving the 2018 list of proposed events and number of days requiring full closure of Republic Square Park to the general public, as required under the Parkland Improvement, Management, and Operations Agreement.

Public Health

20. Approve negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 6 to the agreement with FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES, INC. for the provision of permanent supportive housing services, adding one twelve-month extension option beginning October 1, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $108,438, for a total agreement amount not to exceed $622,876.
21. Approve negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 7 to the agreement with FRONT STEPS, INC. for the provision of permanent supportive housing services, adding one twelve-month extension option beginning October 1, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $108,438, for a total agreement amount not to exceed $799,285.
22. Approve an ordinance authorizing acceptance of $8,177 in grant funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services and amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Austin Public Health Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20160914-001) to appropriate $8,177 for public health emergency preparedness activities; and authorizing negotiation and execution of an amendment to a public health emergency preparedness activities contract extending the term through June 30, 2018.
23. Authorize negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 10 to an agreement with THE SALVATION ARMY, INC., Austin Shelter for Women and Children, for the provision of emergency shelter and related services, adding one twelve-month renewal option beginning October 1, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $1,829,039, for a total agreement amount not to exceed $13,719,341.

Public Works

24. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the relocation of existing water and wastewater lines in conflict with the US 290 Improvements at Texas State Highway 71, William Cannon Drive, and Joe Tanner Road project in the amount of $214,291.55 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,186,147.55. (District 8)

Purchasing Office

25. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. DBA KRUGER to provide an ammonia reduction pilot system, in an amount not to exceed $91,000.
26. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with PORTER LEE CORPORATION, to provide software upgrade and maintenance services for the barcoded evidence analysis, statistics, and tracking laboratory information management system, in an estimated amount of $166,425, with four 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $35,020 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $306,505.
27. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS DBA COMMUNITYCARE, to provide Class-D pharmacy services, in an estimated amount of $80,000, with four 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $80,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $400,000.
28. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with ADVANCED TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, LLC, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposal JTH0309, to provide specialized software used to manage traffic operations at signalized intersections and control of pedestrian hybrid beacons, in an estimated amount of $2,100,000, with two 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $60,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,220,000.
29. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 120-month contract with CGI TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS, INC., to provide maintenance and support of the Advantage financial management system, for a total contract amount not to exceed $17,338,227.
30. Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with DHL ANALYTICAL, INC. (MBE), to provide priority and regulated pollutant analyses, in an estimated amount of $178,500, with two 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $59,500 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $297,500.
31. Authorize negotiation and execution of three contracts through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative, administered by the Texas Association of School Boards, Inc. (BuyBoard) with CASCO INDUSTRIES, INC., DOOLEY TACKABERRY, INC., and METRO FIRE APPARATUS SPECIALISTS, INC., to provide fire hoses and rescue equipment, each with an initial eight month term, in an estimated amount of $220,000, and each with two 12-month extension options in a combined estimated amount of $330,000 per extension option, for combined total contract amounts not to exceed $880,000, divided among the contractors.
32. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 36-month contract through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources cooperative purchasing program with Level 3 Financing, Inc. to provide telecommunication and internet services for the Aviation Department, in an amount not to exceed $384,713.
33. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with FIRSTWATCH SOLUTIONS, INC., to provide maintenance support and an added module for the FirstWatch data monitoring and bio-surveillance system, in an estimated amount of $97,998, with four 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $32,126 for the first extension option, $32,859 for the second extension option, $33,613 for the third extension option, and $34,394 for the fourth extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $230,990.
34. Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with STRYKER CORP DBA STRYKER SALES CORPORATION, to provide emergency transport equipment, in an estimated amount of $1,500,000, with two 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $500,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,500,000. Related to Item #35
35. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 36-month contract with STRYKER CORP DBA STRYKER SALES CORPORATION, to provide maintenance and repair services for Styker emergency transport systems, in an estimated amount of $2,295,000, with two 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $765,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,825,000. Related to Item #34
36. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with PARKEON, INC., to provide new parking stations, software and hardware system upgrades and related repair parts for the Parkeon Strada pay station parking management system, in an amount not to exceed $9,035,370.
37. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources with CARAHSOFT TECHNOLOGY CORP., to provide a new cloud-based service desk software solution with implementation and first year subscription service, in an estimated amount of $779,197, with four 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $389,970 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,339,077.
38. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract through the U.S. Communities Cooperative with INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR, INC., to provide a public information request software management system, with an initial term of 12 months and four 12-month extension options, for a total contract amount not to exceed $855,774.
39. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with ACCENTURE LLP, to provide executive strategic planning services, for a total contract amount not to exceed $214,800.
40. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with FILM SOCIETY OF AUSTIN, INC. DBA AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY, for software and equipment, in an estimated amount of $300,000, with three 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $300,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,200,000.
41. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 36-month contract through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources with RFD & ASSOCIATES, INC., to provide Computer Associates’ Application Performance Monitoring software products including maintenance and support, for a total contract amount not to exceed $355,000.
42. Authorize negotiation and execution of two contracts with ASPLUNDH TREE EXPERT CO. and WRIGHT TREE SERVICE INC., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals TVN0062, to provide energized distribution line clearance services, with an initial 24-month term in an amount of $34,000,000, with three 12-month extension options in an amount of $12,000,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $70,000,000, divided between the contractors.
43. Authorize an amendment to the agreement with Aero Solutions LLC., for continued analysis and support for deploying the installation of small cell antenna and support infrastructure on City infrastructure and right-of-way, for an amount increase not to exceed $164,871, for a revised total amount not to exceed $370,071.
44. Authorize award and execution of a 12-month contract with TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES; a local bidder that offers the City the best combination of contract price and additional economic development opportunities, including the employment of residents and increased tax revenues; to provide relays for switchgear and control panels in an estimated amount of $274,157 with four 12-month extension options in an estimated amount of $274,157 per extension, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,370,785.

Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs

45. Approve an ordinance amending chapters 14-11 and 15-7 and repealing Chapter 15-8 of the City Code related to right of way permitting and City-owned pole attachment agreements for placement of non-City facilities in City right of way and on City-owned poles; declaring an emergency.
46. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with The University of Texas at Austin to develop a survey, conduct analysis, and develop a final report for the Residential Technology Study for a total amount not to exceed $50,000.
47. Approve an ordinance denying proposed changes by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC to its electric rates within the city limits and providing notice of this ordinance to Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC.

Watershed Protection Department

48. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Austin Independent School District for transportation services for students participating in the City's watershed education programs for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in an amount not to exceed $30,000, with five additional one-year extension options, each in an amount not to exceed $30,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $180,000.

Item(s) from Council

49. Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council committees and other intergovernmental bodies and removal and replacement of members; and amendments to board and commission bylaws.
50. Approve the waiver or reimbursement of certain fees under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the Travis Country 5K event, which was held May 7, 2017, at Blue Valley Park.
51. Approve a resolution relating to housing cooperatives.
52. Approve a resolution creating a task force to analyze and provide recommendations on the Aquatic Master Plan.
53. Approve a resolution relating to a citizens' task force on displacement issues.
54. Approve a resolution relating to legal actions that concern housing discrimination based on source of income.
55. Approve a resolution relating to a gentrification, displacement, and mapping community vulnerability study.
56. Approve a resolution initiating amendments to the regulating plan for the Plaza Saltillo Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Station Area relating to the density bonus program and directing the City Manager to process the amendments and to explore the feasibility of creating a new affordability density bonus program category in all TOD station areas.
57. Approve the waiver or reimbursement of certain fees under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2017, which will be held on Sunday September 24, 2017, beginning at the Austin American Statesman building.
58. Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees for the 1st Annual Charity Show and Shine and BBQ event, sponsored by the Consuelo Mendez Middle School PTSA, which was held on Saturday August 5, 2017, at the Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Council Discussion

59. Discussion regarding the City's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018.
60. Discussion and possible action on the Council Budget Concept Menu.

Action on Item(s) with Closed Public Hearings - per City Code Section 2-5-27, additional speakers will not be registered

61. Consider a resolution adopting the recommendations of the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group for the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, including long-range planning through 2027.

Executive Session

62. Discuss legal issues related to open government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
63. Discuss legal issues related to the City’s prohibition on housing discrimination based on source of income (Private consultation with legal counsel – Section 551.071 of the Government Code).

2:00 PM - Zoning Ordinances / Restrictive Covenants (HEARINGS CLOSED)

64. C14-2016-0017 Driveway Austin – District 1 – Approve second/third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 8400 and 8401 Delwau Lane (Colorado River Watershed) from general office (GO) district zoning to community commercial (GR) district zoning. First Reading approved on September 22, 2016. Vote: 11-0. Owner/Applicant: Interest Partners, LLC (William Dollahite). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512- 974-2122.

2:00 PM - Zoning and Neighborhood Plan Amendments (Public Hearings and Possible Action)

65. NPA-2016-0016.01 - 3212 E. Cesar Chavez Street - District 3 - District 3 - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 20030327-12, the Govalle/Johnston Terrace 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 3212 East Cesar Chavez Street and 111 Tillery Street (Colorado River Watershed) from Commercial and Industry land uses to Multifamily and Mixed Use land uses. Staff Recommendation: To grant Mixed Use land use. Planning Commission Recommendation: To be reviewed on August 8, 2017. Owner/Applicant: Painter Enterprises, a Texas Corporation. Agent: Husch Blackwell (Nikelle Meade). City Staff: Maureen Meredith, 512-974-2695.
66. C14-2016-0079 - 3212 E. Cesar Chavez Street - District 3 -Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 3212 East Cesar Chavez Street and 111 Tillery Street (Colorado River Watershed) from limited industrial services-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (LI-CO-NP) combining district zoning and general commercial services-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-CO-NP) combining district zoning to multifamily residence- highest density-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (MF-6-CO-NP) combining district zoning and general commercial services-mixed use-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-MU-CO-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multifamily residence-highest density-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (MF-6-CO-NP) combining district zoning and general commercial services-mixed use-conditional overlay-neighborhood plan (CS-MU-CO-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To be reviewed on August 8, 2017. Owner: Painter Enterprises Inc. (Donald E. Painter). Applicant: Husch Blackwell LLP (Nikelle Meade). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122.
67. NPA-2016-0016.04 - The Rail Spur Building - District 3 –Conduct a public hearing to approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 030327-12, the Govalle/Johnston Terrace 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 618 Tillery Street (Boggy Creek Watershed) from Office and Mixed Use land use to Commercial and Mixed Use land use. Staff Recommendation: To grant Commercial and Mixed Use land use. Planning Commission Recommendation: To be reviewed on August 8, 2017. Owner/Applicant: Peter Barland. Agent: Peter Barland. City Staff: Maureen Meredith, 512 - 974-2695.
68. C14-2017-0058 – Tap 24 – District 9 – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 1004 W 24th Street (Shoal Creek Watershed) from general commercial services- neighborhood plan (CS-NP) combining district zoning to commercial-liquor sales- neighborhood plan (CS-1-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant commercial-liquor sales-neighborhood plan (CS-1-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant commercial-liquor sales-neighborhood plan (CS-1-NP) combining district zoning. Owner/Applicant: AMS Retail Two LLC (Tony Davenport). Agent: Mike McHone Real Estate (Mike McHone). City Staff: Scott Grantham, 512-974-3574.

4:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions

69. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on growth-related projects within the Drinking Water Protection Zone to be included in the FY 2017-2018 Capital Budget.
70. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Water as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.
71. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Resource Recovery as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.
72. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the City Code, Chapter 25-10 relating to the regulation of signs.
73. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate and fee changes for Austin Energy as part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.
74. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the City of Austin Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Proposed Budget.
75. Conduct a public hearing on the proposed property (ad valorem) tax rate for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

76. Approve a resolution relating to possible legal action regarding the requirements of SB 1004 from the 85th Texas Legislature concerning deployment of wireless communications facilities in the public rights-of-way.

Adjourn



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