Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 May 10, 2016, budget work session of May 11, 2016 and regular meeting of May 12, 2016.
Approved on Consent

Austin Water Utility

2. Approve Service Extension Request No. 3771 for water service to 1700 Stonebridge Terrace. This site is located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City’s limited purpose jurisdiction, and Austin Water’s service area.
Approved on Consent
3. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 15-9 relating to single-family residential customer water bill adjustments.
Approved on Consent

Aviation

4. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to a reimbursement agreement with Austin-Bergstrom Landhost Enterprises, Inc. for legal and finance professional services related to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hotel in the amount of $150,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $505,000 (District 2).
Approved on Consent

Capital Contracting Office

5. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with M.A. SMITH CONTRACTING COMPANY, INC. for the Riverside Drive Corridor Improvements – 2012 Bond: East Riverside Drive/South Lakeshore Boulevard Intersection Improvements project in the amount of $774,997 plus a $38,750 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $813,747.
Approved on Consent
6. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with PIATRA, INC for the Austin Convention Center - North Side Acoustic Upgrade project in the amount of $479,764 plus a $47,976 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $527,740.
Approved on Consent
7. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES INC., for additional engineering services for the Davis Water Treatment Plant Treated Water Discharge System project in the amount of $3,100,000, using existing funds and authorizing an additional $2,000,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,000,000.
Approved on Consent
8. Authorize negotiation and execution of a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with AUSTIN COMMERCIAL, LP, for preconstruction phase services for the parking and office space project at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, in an amount of $998,406 with a contingency of $201,594 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,200,000.
Approved on Consent
9. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with MATOUS CONSTRUCTION, LTD., for the South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Train A and B Blower Replacement project in the amount of $22,368,000 plus a $1,118,400 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $23,486,400.
Approved on Consent

Economic Development Department

10. Approve the recommendation of the Arts Commission to deaccession the public artwork titled "Unity: Tree of Life" by Barbara Jackson-Poe at the Dove Springs Recreation Center.
Approved on Consent

Parks and Recreation

11. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20150908-001) to transfer out $418,000 to the General Fund; and amending the General Fund Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20150908-001) to transfer in $418,000 from the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20150908-001); and to appropriate $418,000 to increase expenditures in the Parks and Recreation Department Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20150908-001) to hire temporary and seasonal staff for the 2016 summer swim season.
APPROVED

Planning and Zoning

12. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 9-2 relating to requirements for non-peak hour concrete installation within portions of the Central Business District and Public zoning districts. Related to Item #13.
WITHDRAWN BY STAFF
13. Approve 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 and Public zoning districts. Related to Item #12.
APPROVED

Public Works

14. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to relocate and adjust existing water and wastewater lines for the TxDOT-Loop 1 Roadway Improvements Project from Davis Lane to La Crosse Avenue in the amount of $1,516,735.79 plus a 20% contingency of $303,347.16 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,820,082.95. (Districts 8)
Approved on Consent
15. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with Travis County to relocate water lines from Decker Lane to FM 973 for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,970,352.25. (District 1 and the 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction).
Approved on Consent
16. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the relocation and adjustment of existing water lines within the IH 35 Mobility Roadway Improvement Project north and south of 51st Street on the IH 35 southbound frontage road. (Council Districts 4 and 9.)
Approved on Consent
17. Authorize execution of a standard utility agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for funding of the relocation and adjustment of existing water lines within the IH 35 Mobility Roadway Improvements from north of Oltorf Street to south of Oltorf Street. (Districts 3 and 9). Related to Item #18.
Approved on Consent
18. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to construct a new 24-inch water line to relocate and adjust existing lines and appurtenances north and south of Oltorf Street and IH 35, in the amount of $766,000.00 plus a 20% contingency of $153,200.00 for a total not to exceed $919,200.00. (Districts 3 and 9). Related to Item #17.
Approved on Consent

Purchasing Office

19. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 24-month contract with VIEUX & ASSOCIATES, INC., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals SMW0126, to provide a graphical user interface for the Flood Early Warning System, in an amount not to exceed $469,364 with three 12-month extension options, with the first 12-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $248,532, the second 12-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $180,532, and the third 12-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $180,532, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,078,960.
Approved on Consent
20. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 24-month contract with VIEUX & ASSOCIATES, INC., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals SMW0127, to provide hydrologic forecast modeling and mapping solution for the Flood Early Warning System, in an amount not to exceed $435,254, with the three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $247,127 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,176,635.
Approved on Consent
21. Authorize negotiation and execution of three 24-month contracts with SAFWAY HOLDINGS, BRACE INDUSTRIES LLC, and TRAVIS INDUSTRIES, LLC, for scaffolding services in an amount not to exceed $750,000 each and combined, with two 24-month extension options in the amount of $375,000 each and combined, for a total contract not to exceed $1,500,000 each and combined.
Approved on Consent
22. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 72-month contract with BRACE INTEGRATED SERVICES, INC, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals NST0408REBID, to provide heat trace and insulation services in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.
Approved on Consent
23. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with SOLAR TURBINES, INC for turbine maintenance and support in an amount not to exceed $4,636,758.
Approved on Consent
24. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 72-month contract with MPR ASSOCIATES INC, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals NST0412, to provide power plant field technical services in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.
Approved on Consent
25. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract with TITUS SYSTEMS, L.P., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals SMW0128REBID, to provide outside plant fiber expansions and maintenance for the City’s telecommunications network in an amount not to exceed $400,000 with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $400,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,000,000.
Approved on Consent
26. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month contract through the GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION cooperative purchasing program with GENERAL SALES ADMINISTRATION, INC. DBA MAJOR POLICE SUPPLY to provide the Vigilant Solutions Automatic License Plate Recognition System in an amount not to exceed $350,000, with five 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $110,000 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $900,000.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 9, 2016
27. Authorize negotiation and execution of four 24-month contracts with CHIFUNG ENTERPRISE LLC DBA MIKADO JAPANESE RESTAURANT, CURRY IN HURRY, EM GOURMET LLC, and IVORI'S RESTAURANT 2 HOME SAUCE to provide hot meals for the Asian American Resource Center's Senior Lunch Social Program for total contract amounts not to exceed $210,600 each and combined, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $105,300 per extension option each and combined, for total contract amounts not to exceed $526,500 each and combined.
Approved on Consent
28. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract through the TEXAS MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE cooperative program with TMC FURNITURE for furniture for the new central library in an amount not to exceed $1,284,850.
Approved on Consent
29. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with SP PLUS CORPORATION, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals PAX0127, to provide parking operations management services in an amount not to exceed $2,133,545, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $459,239 for the first extension option, $470,720 for the second extension option, and $482,488 for the third extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,545,992.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 16, 2016 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
30. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with TASER INTERNATIONAL, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals EAD0124, to provide body worn cameras in an amount not to exceed $9,428,236, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $1,225,179 for the first extension option, and $1,547,811 for the second extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,201,226. Related to Item #31.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 9, 2016
31. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract through the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES cooperative program with AT&T, for the purchase of smartphones and wireless phone services to enhance the functionality of body worn cameras in an amount not to exceed $5,029,200. Related to Item #30.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 9, 2016
32. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with RAFTELIS FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS, INC. to conduct a comprehensive cost of service rate study in an amount not to exceed $494,474.
APPROVED
33. Authorize negotiation and execution of contracts through the STATE OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES cooperative purchasing program with ORACLE AMERICA INC. to provide transition, enhancement, upgrade, hosting, software and management services of the City’s existing customer information system, in an amount not to exceed $24,671,170, for the initial 36-month project period, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $8,600,213 for the first extension option and $8,889,869 for the second extension option, and one 18-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $13,334,804, for total contract amounts not to exceed $55,496,056, each and combined.
Approved on Consent

Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs

34. Approve an ordinance suspending a Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program interim customer surcharge proposed by CenterPoint Energy Resources and requesting reimbursement for expenses to review the rate adjustment.
Approved on Consent

Transportation

35. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to modify existing speed zones on segments of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 23, 2016 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
36. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to modify the existing 20 miles per hour school zone on a segment of Vargas Road for the safety of students attending Allison Elementary School; and providing for emergency passage. (District 3).
Approved on Consent
37. Approve an ordinance on first reading granting a taxicab franchise to ATX Coop Taxi.
APPROVED AS AMENDED ON FIRST READING ONLY

Watershed Protection Department

38. Authorize the negotiation and execution of a community facilities agreement with Cityline Companies, LLC, a Texas limited liability company in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000 to reimburse the company for public storm drain infrastructure improvements the company will construct as part of a development located at 2111 Alexander Avenue. (District 1)
Approved on Consent

Item(s) from Council

39. 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.
Approved
40. Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and requirements under City Code Chapter 14-8, certain other fees and requirements, and authorizing payment of certain costs for the City co-sponsored Greater East Austin Youth Association’s 2016 Juneteenth Parade and Celebration which is to be held on June 18, 2016, along East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Comal Street, and Rosewood Avenue with a celebration at Rosewood Park.
Approved on Consent
41. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to identify strategies to support companies seeking to expand an existing or new business to meet the demand for transportation options.
Approved
42. Approve a resolution providing additional direction to the City Manager with respect to the management of the Housing Trust Fund.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 9, 2016
43. Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and waiving certain requirements for the Jump On It Summer Series events which will be held on Wednesdays from June 22 to August 10, 2016 at Givens Park.
Approved on Consent
44. Authorize payment or reimbursement of certain costs under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the St. John Unity Walk which was held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Webb Middle School.
Approved on Consent
45. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to identify potential funding sources for the acquisition of flood- damaged properties in the vicinity of Pinehurst Drive and Wild Dunes Drive in the Oak Creek Subdivision, located in the Upper Onion Creek watershed.
Approved on Consent

Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)

46. Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan by adopting the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan (also known as a Small Area Plan) for the geographic area located just south of downtown and bounded by South First on the west, Blunn Creek to the east, Lady Bird Lake on the north, and East Riverside Drive and Bouldin Creek on the south. (District 9) (Suggested date and time, June 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX.).
Approved
47. Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapters 25-2, 25-8, and 30-5, relating to regulation of development along City of Austin lakes. (Suggested date and time: June 9, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX.)
Approved
48. Set a public hearing to consider the expansion of the Austin Downtown Public Improvement District by adding 202 Nueces Street (also referred to as 600 W. 2nd Street by the Travis Central Appraisal District) and 301 West Avenue, as requested by the property owners. (Suggested date and time: June 23, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX)
Approved

Mobility Committee

49. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to adopt and implement the Vision Zero Action Plan, which is focused on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes in the City, and provide future reports to Council with analysis of additional resources needed and steps taken to implement the Vision Zero Action Plan.
APPROVED AS AMENDED

10:00 AM - Zoning Ordinances / Restrictive Covenants (HEARINGS CLOSED)

50. C14-2016-0027 – WhichCraft Beer Store – Approve second and third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 2110 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite F (West Bouldin Creek Watershed) from general commercial services (CS) district zoning to commercial-liquor sales (CS-1) district zoning. First Reading approved on May 12, 2016. Vote 11-0. Applicant: City of Austin. Owner: Charles Tames. City Staff: Andrew Moore, 512-974-7604.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 16, 2016

10:30 AM - Morning Briefings

51. Update from the Flood Mitigation Task Force.
CONDUCTED

Executive Session

52. Discuss legal issues related to open government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
WITHDRAWN WITHOUT OBJECTION

4:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions

53. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding ATMOS Energy Corporation's proposal to increase customers' gas rates.
APPROVED
54. Conduct a public hearing and consider adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan, which is focused on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes in the City.
WITHDRAWN WITHOUT OBJECTION
55. Conduct a public hearing and consider a request by Andy Oliver, agent for Torchy’s Tacos, located at 1822 S. Congress Ave., for a waiver of the distance requirement of City Code Section 4-9-4(A), which requires a minimum of 300 feet between a business that sells alcoholic beverages and a public school. (District 9).
WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT
56. Conduct a public hearing and consider a request by Thrower Design (Ron Thrower), agent for Lone Star Pizza Garden Inc. (dba Austin Pizza Garden), located at 6266 W. U.S. Hwy. 290, for a waiver from the distance requirement of City Code Section 4-9-4(A), which requires a minimum of 300 feet between a business that sells alcoholic beverages and a public school. (District 8).
POSTPONED TO JUNE 9, 2016
57. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance to amend the City Code Title 25 relating to approval of special exceptions by the Board of Adjustment.
APPROVED
58. Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution for the use of dedicated parkland in Williamson County, commonly referred to as Lake Creek Park and Lake Creek Trail Park, located in the Austin extraterritorial jurisdiction, west of Parmer Lane near the intersection of Parmer Lane and Sage Grouse Drive, in Williamson County, Texas, for approximately 9,961 square feet of permanent wastewater line use, approximately 452 square feet of subterranean utility use, approximately 1,747 square feet of public utility use, and approximately 21,947 square feet of temporary working space use, for the construction, use, maintenance, repair and replacement of wastewater facilities for the Parmer Lane Interceptor Project, in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code.
APPROVED
59. Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 related to the multifamily residence highest density (MF-6) district zoning regulations.
DENIED

Adjourn



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