Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Thursday, October 12, 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 October 3, 2017, special called meeting of October 4, 2017, regualr meeting of October 5, 2017.
Approved on Consent

Austin Water

2. Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Austin, Water and Wastewater System Revenue Bonds, Series 2017A, in a par amount not to exceed $45,175,000, and approve related documents.
Approved on Consent

Aviation

3. Authorize payment for the Department of Aviation’s membership in the Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) and other programs led by ACI-NA, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.
Approved on Consent

Budget

4. Approve a resolution declaring the City of Austin's official intent to reimburse itself from Contractual Obligations in the amount of $1,600,000 for the Austin Resource Recovery vehicles and equipment, and $165,000 for vehicles and equipment for other City departments.
Approved on Consent

Capital Contracting Office

5. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Dyna Grid Construction Group, LLC, for the Gilleland to Techridge Transmission Line (Circuit 1030) Foundation Installation project, in the amount of $909,508, plus a $90,950.80 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,458.80. (Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 4.47% MBE and 1.99% WBE participation.).
Approved on Consent
6. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Opticos Design, Inc., for additional architectural, urban design, planning, and engineering services for CodeNEXT, the comprehensive Land Development Code revision, in the amount of $2,275,000 to complete Phase 5 of CodeNEXT and Phase 2 of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,466,520.60. (Note: This amendment will be awarded in compliance with City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 4.84% MBE and 5.59% WBE.)
Approved

Law

7. Approve a settlement in City of Austin v. NAHC Cross Creek Apartments, LLC et al, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-005870 in the 53rd Judicial District of Travis County.
Approved
8. Approve a settlement in City of Austin v. Walter Olenick et al, Cause No. D-1-GN-004108 in the 53rd Judicial District of Travis County.
Denied

Municipal Court

9. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 2-10 (Municipal Court) to revise and add provisions regarding indigency, fines, alternative sentencing, and commitment.
POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 9, 2017 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Parks and Recreation

10. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Austin Independent School District for the Literacy First (formerly ACE: A Community for Education) Program to be offered at Allison, Brooke, Govalle, Metz, Ortega and Zavala Elementary Schools in the amount of $200,000 for an initial term of two years with three one-year renewals in the amount of $100,000 each for a total contract not to exceed $500,000.
Approved on Consent

Planning and Zoning

11. Approve a resolution authorizing the City’s continued membership in the Capital Area Council of Governments and payment of the related membership fee, in an amount not to exceed $92,178.10.
Approved on Consent

Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs

12. Approve the second reading of an ordinance granting a franchise agreement to Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC for use of the City's rights-of-way for placing facilities or equipment to provide electric utility services within Oncor's certificated area.
Approved

Item(s) from Council

13. 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 on Consent
14. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 2 relating to the Municipal Court, the Downtown Austin Community Court, and the creation of a City Council Judicial Committee.
Approved on Consent
15. Approve a resolution relating to the contract for services at the Austin Resource Center for Homelessness.
Approved
16. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to initiate a School-to-Prison Pipeline and Youth Justice Workgroup to create recommendations on non-criminal policies to support youth.
Approved on Consent
17. Approve a resolution initiating amendments to the regulating plan for the Plaza Saltillo Transit-Oriented Development Station Area, by extending its boundaries to include the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Chalmers Courts location.
WITHDRAWN PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
18. Approve a resolution initiating amendments to the regulating plan for the Plaza Saltillo Transit-Oriented Development Station Area, initiating neighborhood plan amendments and rezoning of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin Chalmers Courts property from multifamily residence moderate-high density (MF-4) district to transit-oriented district (TOD), and directing staff to assign the appropriate TOD subdistrict to bring back to council for action.
Approved

Item(s) Referred from Council Committee(s)

19. Approve an audit plan for the City Auditor for Fiscal Year 2018.
POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 19, 2017 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Executive Session

20. Discuss legal issues related to open government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn
21. Discuss legal issues related to amendments to City Code Chapter 2-10 (Municipal Court) to revise and add provisions regarding indigency, fines, alternative sentencing, and commitment (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn

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

22. C14-2016-0096 - 7901 Ranch Road 2222 - District 10 - Approve second reading of an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by zoning property locally known as 7901 Ranch to Market Road 2222 (West Bull Creek Watershed). Applicant’s Request: To rezone from limited office-conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning to general office-mixed use (GO-MU) combining district zoning, with conditions. First reading approved on January 26 2017. Vote: 7-4. Owner: Malamae/Dentastic, LP (James V. Potter). City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057. A valid petition has been filed in opposition to this rezoning request.
Approved on second reading only
23. C14-2017-0040 - Creastle .43 - District 5 - Approve second and third readings of an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 9618 Manchaca Road (Slaughter Creek Watershed). Applicant request: To rezone from single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning to neighborhood commercial-conditional overlay (LR-CO) combining district zoning, with conditions. First Reading approved on June 8, 2017. Vote: 9-0, Council Members Garza and Kitchen were off the dais. Owner/Applicant: Creastle Enterprises, Inc. (Rahim Sadruddin). Agent: Bennett Consulting (Rodney Bennett). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
Approved

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

24. C14-2017-0110 - 7505 Wynne Lane - District 5 - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 7505 Wynne Lane (South Boggy Creek Watershed). Applicant’s Request: To rezone from single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning to family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To be reviewed on September 19, 2017. Owner/Applicant: La Picharow, LLC (Glenn Latta). Agent: Talia, Inc. (Hachem Dadouch). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.
Postponed to November 2, 2017 by staff
25. C14-2017-0085 - Charles Ford Rezoning - District 6 - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 by rezoning property locally known as 12101 ½ Conrad Road (Walnut Creek Watershed). Applicant’s Request: To rezone from single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning to family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant family residence (SF-3) district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: Forwarded to Council without a recommendation due to lack of an affirmative vote. Owner/Applicant: Charles Ford. City Staff: Sherri Sirwaitis, 512-974-3057.
Approved

4:00 PM - Public Hearings and Possible Actions

26. Conduct a public hearing for the full-purpose annexation of the River Place Outparcels annexation area (approximately 212 acres in northwestern Travis County adjacent to the boundary of the River Place Municipal Utility District and the City’s full-purpose jurisdiction; contiguous to District 6).
Public hearing conducted
27. Conduct a public hearing for the full-purpose annexation of the Mooreland Addition annexation area (approximately 34 acres in southwestern Travis County east of the intersection of Manchaca Road and Mooreland Drive; contiguous to District 5).
Approved
28. Conduct a public hearing for the full purpose annexation of the HOLT CAT Subdivision annexation area (approximately 27 acres in southern Travis County along IH-35 approximately three-tenths of a mile south of Slaughter Lane; contiguous to District 5).
Public hearing conducted

29. Approve a resolution adopting the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (doing business as Visit Austin) 2017-2018 Marketing Plan and Proposed Budget; setting the contract payment as required by the Chapter 351 of the Texas Tax Code; and authorizing the City Manager to file the approved documents with the City Clerk's Office as required by the Texas Tax Code.
Approved
30. Approve an ordinance establishing classifications and positions in the classified service of the Austin Fire Department; creating and eliminating certain positions; establishing pay rates; repealing Ordinance No. 20170913-003 relating to Fire Department classifications and positions; and declaring an emergency.
Approved on Consent
31. Authorize amendments to prior Council action authorizing negotiation and execution of an encroachment agreement with Austin Convention Enterprises, Inc. for an aerial walkway bridge and surface and subsurface piers within the East 4th Street, located at 400 1/2 Neches Street to correct the square footage of aerial and subsurface encroachments.
Approved on Consent
SC1. Conduct a public hearing related to insect screening requirements and approve second and third reading of an ordinance relating to the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code and local amendments. (Except for insect screening requirements, the public hearing was conducted and closed on September 28, 2017.).
Approved

Adjourn



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