Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, April 23, 2015


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 of April 14, 2015 and regular meeting of April 16, 2015.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Austin Energy
2Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the civil construction of an underground crossing/roadway bore to install cable within the TXDOT State Highway 71 Toll Road Project from east of US 183 to Onion Creek, in an amount not to exceed $165,162.02.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Austin Water Utility
3Approve a resolution consenting to the annexation of 17.89 acres into the Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 10 service area.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Communications and Public Information Office
4Authorize execution of a 12-month interlocal agreement with the Austin Independent School District and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the establishment of and participation in the Conversation Corps in an amount not to exceed $15,000, with two 12-month extensions in an amount not to exceed $15,000 per extension, for a total amount not to exceed $45,000.
 APPROVED
Contract Management
5Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with FACILITIES REHABILITATION, INC. for the Barrington Way Force Main Reroute and Gravity System Upgrade Project in the amount of $1,592,434 plus a $79,621 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,672,055.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
6Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with TEXAS GAS SERVICES for installation of a natural gas line in Zilker Metropolitan Park in the amount of $150,000 plus a $15,000 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $165,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
7Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following three staff recommended firms (or one of the other qualified responders) to Request for Qualification Solicitation No. CLMP173: HDR ENGINEERING, INC., CH2M HILL ENGINEERS, INC., and ESPEY CONSULTANTS, INC. dba RPS for the 2015 Stream Restoration and Stormwater Treatment Engineering Services Rotation List for an estimated period of five years or until financial authorization is expended, for a total amount not to exceed $6,000,000 divided among the three firms.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Economic Development Department
8Authorize negotiation and execution of a design and commission agreement with Virginia Fleck in an amount not to exceed $68,000 for artwork for the Women and Children’s Shelter Renovations and Expansion Project at 4523 Tannehill Road, Austin, TX (District 1).
 POSTPONED TO MAY 21, 2015 AND SENT TO COMMITTEE
Health and Human Services
9Authorize negotiation and execution of a third amendment to the interlocal agreement with TRAVIS COUNTY for a 12-month renewal to provide funding and certain services for the Summer Youth Employment Program in an amount not to exceed $562,554, with four 12-month renewal options in an amount not to exceed $562,554 each for a total agreement amount not to exceed $2,812,770.
 APPROVED
10Approve an ordinance authorizing acceptance of $16,385 in grant funds from the DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, 78744 COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT, and amending the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Health and Human Services Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20140908-001) to appropriate $16,385 for juvenile delinquency prevention services..
 APPROVED
Law
11Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to a legal services contract with Parker, Hudson, Ranier and Dobbs, LLP, for services related to Austin Fire Department hiring issues and related litigation, in the amount of $60,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $445,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
12Authorize the negotiation and execution of an amendment to a legal services contract with Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, P.C., for services related to Austin Fire Department collective bargaining, in the amount of $20,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $70,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
13Approve a resolution consenting to the issuance, by Austin Affordable PFC, Inc., an affiliate of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, of $25,000,000 in Multi-family Private Activity Bonds to finance, in part, a proposed multi-family rental development to be known as the Reserve at Springdale, located at 5601 Springdale Road (District 1).
 APPROVED
Office of Real Estate Services
14Approve negotiation and execution of a 60-month lease renewal with MF AUSTIN RIDGE, LLC and PB AUSTIN RIDGE, LLC for 6,734 square feet of office space for the Child Protection Team of the Austin Police Department, located at 8509 FM 969, in a total amount not to exceed $560,486.30 (District 1).
 APPROVED
15Authorize negotiation and execution of a 24-month lease renewal with Glenn and Britta M. Herzog for horse stable and arena facilities located at 8011 East Parmer Lane, Manor, Texas, for use by the Austin Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, in an amount not to exceed $108,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
16Approve an ordinance authorizing the negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to purchase in fee simple the property located at 11701 Charing Cross Road, in the Barrington Oaks Subdivision, from Dolores Firth and Rodney Firth, in an amount not to exceed $328,000, subject to the guidelines of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policy Act and waiving the requirements of City Code Chapter 14-3 (District 10).
 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Parks and Recreation
17Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Parks and Recreation Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20140908-001) to accept and appropriate $15,000 in grant funds from the National Recreation and Park Association for turf and irrigation improvements for the baseball fields at Givens District Park.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
18Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement between the City and the Austin Independent School District, for the use of Garrison District Baseball Field and the Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park Baseball Field, and make a finding that the interlocal agreement is for a park purpose.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Purchasing Office
19Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with KINLOCH EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY, INC. to provide original equipment manufacturer parts and repair services for Elgin street sweepers and Vactor sewer cleaners in an amount not to exceed $605,370, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $201,790 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,210,740.
 APPROVED
20Authorize award and execution of a 36-month supply contract with KLEPZIG INC. to provide decomposed granite gravel in an amount not to exceed $741,408, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $247,136 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,482,817.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
21Authorize award and execution of a 36-month supply contract with ITERIS INC. to provide power supply modules in an amount not to exceed $214,260, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $71,420 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $428,520.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
22Authorize award and execution of Amendment No. 2 to a contract with AIR TRANSPORT IT SERVICES, INC., for the expansion of the shared use passenger processing system at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to add an additional 12 months to the contract term and increase the contract authorization in an amount not to exceed $314,313, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,571,568.
 APPROVED
23Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a 12-month contract with PROSOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, or another qualified offeror to Request for Proposal EAD0121, for a disaster planning and recovery consultant for the Economic Development Department in an amount not to exceed $140,000.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
24Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a contract with LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATON for upgrades and consumables to support the mandatory upgrade of the Applied Biosystems DNA technology program for the Austin Police Department in an amount not to exceed $116,068.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
25Authorize 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.
 APPROVED
26Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a contract with BRIO SERVICES, LLC DBA BRIO CONSULTING, LLC, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request for Proposals No. JXH0502, to provide consulting services to update the Watershed Protection Department’s Information Management Plan in an amount not to exceed $151,858.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
27Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a 12-month contract with CLEARESULT CONSULTING INC., or one of the other qualified respondents to Request for Purchase No. OPJ0111, to implement and manage a point-of-sale incentive program for Austin Energy customers purchasing qualifying energy-efficient products at participating retail locations in an amount not to exceed $876,456, with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $876,456 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,382,280.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
28Authorize 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 INDEFINITELY PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
Transportation
29Approve an ordinance on first reading relating to the Austin Cab I, Incorporated d.b.a. Austin Cab taxicab franchise.
 APPROVED ON FIRST READING PUBLIC HEARING LEFT OPEN AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
30Approve an ordinance on first reading relating to the Greater Austin Transportation Company, d.b.a. Yellow Cab Company taxicab franchise.
 APPROVED ON FIRST READING PUBLIC HEARING LEFT OPEN AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
31Approve an ordinance on first reading relating to the Lone Star Cab Company taxicab franchise.
 APPROVED ON FIRST READING PUBLIC HEARING LEFT OPEN AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Treasury Office
32Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of tax-exempt City of Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A, in a par amount not to exceed $425,000,000, in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance, authorizing related documents, approving the payment of the costs of issuance, and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished by October 23, 2015.
 APPROVED
33Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of City of Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2015B, in a par amount not to exceed $85,000,000, in accordance with the parameters set out in the ordinance; authorizing related documents; approving the payment of costs of issuance; and providing that the issuance and sale be accomplished by October 23, 2015.
 APPROVED
Item(s) from Council
34Approve 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
35Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and waiving certain requirements for the Centex Open Karate Championship which was held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center.
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
36Approve an ordinance waiving City Code Section 2-3-2 relating to the selection process to fill the existing city auditor vacancy and establishing a process. 
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
37Approve an ordinance encouraging support of the Lemonade Day Austin 2015 event on Sunday, May 2, 2015 taking place City-wide, waiving the requirement and fees for a temporary food permit under City Code Chapter 10-3 and waiving the requirement and fees for a license agreement under City Code Chapter 14-11
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)
38Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the electric rate schedules in Ordinance No. 20140908-003 with regard to contract rates for large primary and transmission voltage customers. (Suggested date and time: May 7, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).
 APPROVED ON CONSENT
39Set a public hearing to consider an application to be submitted to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs by Austin DMA Housing II, LLC, or an affiliated entity, for a proposed mixed-income multi-family rental development to be called the Aldrich 51 Apartments, located in the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Redevelopment, on the west side of Aldrich Street between Barbara Jordan Boulevard and East 51st Street. (Suggested date and time: May 7, 2015 beginning at 4 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin TX)
 APPROVED
11:00 AM - Zoning Ordinances / Restrictive Covenants (HEARINGS CLOSED)
40C14-2014-0157 – 8528 Burnet Road – District 7 – Approve third reading of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 8528-8600 Burnet Road and 8647 Rockwood Lane (Shoal Creek Watershed) from general commercial services (CS) district zoning to multi-family residence-highest density-conditional overlay (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. First Reading approved on February 12, 2015. Vote: 7-4, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and Council Members Houston, Kitchen and Pool voted nay. Second Reading approved on April 16, 2015. Vote: 7-4, Mayor Pro Tem Tovo and Council Members Houston, Kitchen and Pool voted nay. Owner/Applicant: Robert L. Crump and Gordon Automotive (Charles M. Gordon). Agent: Bowman Consulting Group (R. Dave Irish, P.E.). City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057.
 APPROVED ON THIRD READING
Audit and Finance Committee
41Approve the proposed Interim Audit Plan covering the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.
 APPROVED
Economic Opportunity Committee
42Authorize award and execution of a 36-month contract with CDW GOVERNMENT, LLC., to provide electric visual display systems for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in an amount not to exceed $1,600,000, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $200,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,000,000.
 APPROVED AS AMENDED
Health and Human Services Committee
43Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement between the City and the University of Texas at Austin in the amount of $139,758 to cover the costs of research and evaluation in support of the Asian American Quality of Life Initiative for a one-year period.
 APPROVED
Public Utilities Committee
44Approve Service Extension Request No. 3524 for water service to a 1.93 acre tract at 6720 Vaught Ranch Road located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City’s 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction and Austin Water Utility's service area.
 APPROVED
45Approve Service Extension Request No. 3525 for wastewater service to a 1.93 acre tract at 6720 Vaught Ranch Road located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City’s 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction and Austin Water Utility's service area.
 APPROVED
46Authorize negotiation and execution of a 50-year license agreement with DECKER LAKE GOLF, LLC to provide funding, design, development, management, and maintenance services for a golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. (THE PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THIS ITEM WAS HELD AND CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 20, 2014).
 POSTPONED
Executive Session
47Discuss legal issues related to Open Government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 WITHDRAWN
48Discuss legal issues related to solicitation on public property (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 WITHDRAWN
49Discuss matters related to large primary and transmission electric customers (Certain Public Power Utilities: Competitive Matters – Section 551.086 of the Government Code).
 CONDUCTED
50Discuss legal issues related to legislation pending in the 84th Texas Legislative Session and pertaining to Austin Energy (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
 CONDUCTED
3:00 PM - Austin Housing and Finance Corporation Meeting
51The Mayor will recess the City Council meeting to conduct a Board of Directors' Meeting of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. Following adjournment of the AHFC Board meeting the City Council will reconvene. (The AHFC agenda is temporarily located at https://austin.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=788&doctype=Agenda)
 CONDUCTED
4:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions
52Conduct a public hearing and consider an appeal of a decision of the Building & Fire Code Board of Appeals to uphold the issuance of a building permit relating to property located at 3100 Highland Terrace West (District 10).
 POSTPONED TO MAY 7, 2015
53Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution relating to an application to be submitted to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs by Reserve at Springdale, LP, for a proposed affordable multi-family development to be called the Reserve at Springdale, located at 5601 Springdale Road.
 APPROVED
54Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution relating to an application to be submitted to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs by Harris AAHCLDG, LP, for a proposed affordable multi-family senior development to be called the Harris Branch Senior, located at 12331 Dessau Road.
 APPROVED
AHFC1Authorize negotiation and execution of a loan agreement in an amount not to exceed $2 million to DMA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC, or an affiliated entity, for the acquisition of property within the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Redevelopment on the west side of Aldrich Street, between Barbara Jordan Boulevard and East 51st Street for a mixed-income, multi-family rental development to be known as Aldrich 51. Related to Item #2.
 APPROVED
AHFC2Approve a resolution authorizing the formation of AHFC ALDRICH 51 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, a Texas non-profit corporation and instrumentality of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation; approving its certificate of formation, articles of incorporation, and by-laws; and appointing its board of directors and president. Related to Item #1.
 APPROVED
AHFC3Approve negotiation and execution of a loan agreement in the amount of $385,000 to AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC., or an affiliated entity, to provide funding for the construction of 11 homes to be sold to low-income buyers in the Lee Meadows Subdivision.
 APPROVED
AHFC4Conduct a public hearing and receive public comment regarding the issuance of up to $16 million dollars of Austin Housing Finance Corporation Multi-family Housing Revenue Bonds to finance the rehabilitation of the CROSS CREEK APARTMENTS, located at 1124 Rutland Drive, to be owned and operated by TMG-TX Austin II, LP, a single-purpose limited partnership affiliated with The Mulholland Group, Whitestone, New York.
 APPROVED
AHFC5Conduct a public hearing and receive public comment regarding the issuance of up to $20 million dollars of Austin Housing Finance Corporation Multi-family Housing Revenue Bonds to finance the development of the ALDRICH 51 APARTMENTS, located in the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Redevelopment on the west side of Aldrich Street between Barbara Jordan Boulevard and East 51st Street, a mixed-income multi-family development to be owned and operated by DMA Housing II, LLC., a single-purpose limited liability company affiliated with Diana McIver and Associates, Austin, TX.
 APPROVED

Adjourn

 

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