Action taken by the City Council during the meeting of: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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 special called of May 28, 2020, special called of June 4, 2020, work session of June 9, 2020, special called of June 10, 2020, regular meeting of June 11, 2020, special called of June 29, 2020, special called of July 9, 2020, discussion of July 13, 2020, and special called of July 16, 2020.
Approved on Consent

Austin Water

2. Approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 15-10 Wastewater Pretreatment Regulations to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations.
Approved on Consent
3. Authorize an increase to the City’s participation in the cost participation agreement with Philip Boghosian Living Trust to a maximum amount not to exceed $6,797,190 for costs associated with the design and construction of an oversized wastewater interceptor, lift station and force main related to Service Extension Request No. 4038R that will provide wastewater service to a proposed mixed use development located at Slaughter Lane and Thaxton Road.
Approved on Consent
4. Authorize negotiation and execution of a financing agreement with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for a 20-year low-interest loan in the amount of $16,995,000 through TWDB’s State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) loan program, for the implementation of Austin Water’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program, aka Austin’s Smart Water Meter System (My ATX Water).
Approved on Consent

Capital Contracting Office

5. Approve a resolution finding the use of the construction manager-at-risk method of contracting, as authorized by Subchapter F, Chapter 2269 of the Texas Government Code, is the project delivery method that provides the best value to the City for renovations and additions to the Asian American Resource Center. (Note: MBE/WBE goals will be established prior to issuance of this solicitation.)
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
6. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Westar Construction, Inc., for the Glenlake Pump Station Bypass Improvements project in the amount of $672,760.50 plus a $67,276.05 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $740,036.55. [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 11.12% MBE and 27.44% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
7. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Rider Construction Group, LLC, for the Emma Long Metropolitan Park - Phase I Implementation project in the amount of $2,256,787.50 plus a $225,678.75 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,482,466.25. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) through the achievements of Good Faith Efforts with 69.19% MBE and 3.59% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
8. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Alpha Paving Industries, LLC (MBE), for the Utility Cut Asphalt Repair Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract in the amount of $1,000,000 for an initial one-year term, with three, one-year extension options of $1,000,000 each, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,000,000. [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 9.72% MBE and 1.27% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
9. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Santa Clara Construction Ltd. (MBE) for the Harmon Avenue Area Water and Wastewater System Renewal project in the amount of $3,153,641.80 plus a $315,364 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,469,005.80. [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 72.95% MBE and 0.83% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
10. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with Santa Clara Construction, Ltd. (MBE), for the IDIQ Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance - Open Systems (2020) contract in the amount of $3,000,000 for an initial one-year term, with three, one-year extension options of $3,000,000 each, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,000,000. [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 10.19% MBE and 2.11% WBE participation.].
Approved on Consent
11. Authorize additional contingency funding for the construction contract with Rider Construction Group, LLC, for the Walsh Boat Landing - Site Improvements project in the amount of $30,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,315,043. [Note: This contract was awarded in compliance with Chapter 2-9A of the City Code (Minority Owned and Women Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current Participation to date is 22.94% MBE and 0.20% WBE].
Approved on Consent
12. Approve a resolution finding the use of the competitive sealed proposal method of contracting, as authorized by Subchapter D, Chapter 2269 of the Texas Government Code, as the project delivery method that provides the best value to the City for the Town Lake Metro Park Seaholm Intake Facility Phase 1 Rehabilitation project to rehabilitate this historic structure. (Note: MBE/WBE goals will be established prior to issuance of this solicitation.)
Approved on Consent
13. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following 13 staff-recommended firms (or other qualified responders) for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP302: Terracon Consultants, Inc.; Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. dba ECS Southwest, LLC; Rodriguez Engineering Laboratories, LLC (MBE); Kleinfelder, Inc.; PaveTex Engineering, LLC dba PaveTex; Fugro USA Land, Inc.; Arias & Associates, Inc. (MBE); Holt Engineering, Inc. (WBE); HVJ South Central Texas-M&J, Inc.(MBE); Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory, Inc.; Professional Service Industries, Inc.; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.; and DeSimone Consulting Engineering Group, LLC.; for engineering services for the 2020 CIP Construction Materials Testing, Geotechnical, and Forensic Engineering Services Rotation List in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 7.62% MBE and 3.62% WBE participation. MBE/WBE Goals were established for Category A, and, Category B. Although No Goals were established for Category C, Chapter 2-9B will apply if applicable.]
Approved on Consent
14. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following six staff recommended firms (or other qualified responders) for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP298: MWM Design Group, Inc. (WBE); Sunland Group, Inc. (WBE); Weiss Architecture, Inc.; Energy Engineering Associates, Inc. dba EEA Consulting Engineers; Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc. (MBE); and Goodwin Engineering, Inc.; for architectural and engineering services for the 2020 Job Order Contracting Professional Services Rotation List in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 15.80% MBE and 15.80% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
15. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified responders for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP300 to provide engineering services for the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion to 100 Million Gallons Per Day project in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 15.80% MBE and 15.80% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
16. Authorize negotiation and execution of a construction manager at risk agreement with SpawGlass Contractors, Inc., for preconstruction and construction services for the Faulk Library/Austin History Center Archival Repository Expansion project in an amount not to exceed $12,600,000. [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 19.80% MBE and 6.60% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
17. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Joint Venture of Miro Rivera Architects Inc. and Tatiana Bilbao SC (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified responders for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP297, to provide professional design services for renovation and expansion of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 25.25% MBE and 27.50% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
18. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the professional services agreement with URS Corporation for engineering services for the Redbud Trail Bridge over Lady Bird Lake project in the amount of $9,279,993, for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,293,575. [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 4.17% MBE and 2.74% WBE.]
Approved on Consent
19. Approve a resolution finding the use of the competitive sealed proposal method of contracting, as authorized by Subchapter D, Chapter 2269 of the Texas Government Code, is the project delivery method that provides the best value to the City for the construction of the new Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network Agency Network Operations Control Center. (Note: This procurement will be exempt from the City’s MBE/WBE Program requirements as a public health and safety purchase.)
Approved on Consent

Communications and Technology Management

20. Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement with Blanco County authorizing the City to perform installation, maintenance and repair services for the County’s radio communication equipment consistent with the Greater Austin/Travis County Regional Radio System.
Approved on Consent
21. Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement with Manor Independent School District (Manor ISD) authorizing City of Austin to perform communication equipment installation, maintenance and repair services for Manor ISD. Manor ISD will reimburse City of Austin for service provided and parts used.
Approved on Consent

Economic Development Department

22. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Economic Development Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to accept and appropriate $250,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Embassy in Egypt for the ATX+EGY: Launch Grant Program to provide training and development for Austin businesses.
Approved on Consent
23. Approve a resolution amending the Resolution No. 20200507-023 criteria for the Childcare Fund to remove the 2-star rating and to allow businesses to apply that have received SBA Paycheck Protection Program funding.
Approved on Consent
24. Authorize execution of an interlocal agreement with Texas Facilities Commission for services provided by the Center for Alternative Financing and Procurement to support the Creative Space Acquisition and Improvements process in an amount not to exceed $500,000.
Approved as revised

Financial Services

25. Approve a resolution adopting the Indian Hills Public Improvement District 2021 Annual Service and Assessment Plan Update, including the apportionment of the assessments among subdivided assessed parcels within the District.
Approved on Consent
26. Approve a resolution adopting Whisper Valley Public Improvement District 2021 Annual Service and Assessment Plan Update and apportionment of the assessments among parcels within the District.
Approved on Consent
27. Approve a resolution adopting the Estancia Hill Country Public Improvement District 2021 Annual Service and Assessment Plan Update and apportionment of the assessments among parcels within the District.
Approved on Consent

Fire

28. Approve an ordinance authorizing acceptance of $242,268 in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant and amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Fire Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to appropriate $242,268 for expenses related to purchases of personal protective equipment.
Approved on Consent
29. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 General Fund Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to decrease the transfer out of $5,000,000 to the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund; and appropriating $5,000,000 to increase expenditures in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Fire Department Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) for additional funds to cover personnel expenditures; and amending the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund Operating Budget (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) decreasing the transfer in of $5,000,000 from the General Fund Operating Budget.
Approved with Direction

Homeland Security & Emergency Management

30. Authorize the execution of an interlocal agreement with Travis County regarding the purchase of personal protective equipment.
Approved on Consent

Human Resources

31. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 24-month interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide criminal history reporting services for a total contract amount not to exceed $116,000.
Approved on Consent
32. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 12-month interlocal agreement with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), to allow City employees access to Capital Metro’s transportation services in an amount not to exceed $530,000, with four 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $530,000 for each extension option for a total amount not to exceed $2,650,000.
Approved on Consent

Law

33. Approve settlements in City of Austin v. Billie Joe Figer et. al., Cause No. C-1-CV-18-002185 in County Court No. 2 of Travis County, Texas, and City of Austin v. Billie Joe Figer et. al., Cause No. C-1-CV-19-5423; Condemnation Proceeding in Travis County Probate Court No. 1.
Approved on Consent as amended
34. Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the legal services agreement with Laurie Ratliff, LLC for legal services related to Zaatari et al v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. 03-17-00812-CV in the Third Court of Appeals, Austin in an amount of $89,550 for a total contract amount not to exceed $150,550.
Approved on Consent

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development

35. Approve a resolution amending the City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan and Fiscal Year 2019-2024 Consolidated Plan, to allow the City to apply for, receive, and administer additional grant funds made available through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and to reprogram existing funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate with the federal government to receive CARES Act funds.
Approved on Consent

Office of Real Estate Services

36. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to accept 215.148 acres out of the T.J. Chambers Survey, Abstract No. 7 and the Albert Sillsbe, Abstract No. 744, in Travis County, Texas, known as the Bright Leaf Preserve, located at 4113 Old Bull Creek Road, from Austin Community Foundation.
Approved on Consent
37. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to acquire in fee simple Lot 3, Resubdivision of Lot 1 Westcreek Section 10, Phase G, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 88, Page(s) 198 of the plat records of Travis County, Texas, located 4616 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas from Brodie Animal Hospital, L.P., a Texas limited partnership, for a total amount not to exceed $1,241,103.00, including closing costs.
Approved on Consent
38. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to acquire in fee simple Lot 1, Chapman's Acre, a subdivision in Travis County, Texas according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 32, Page 26 of the plat records of Travis County, Texas, except for 266 square feet of land, more or less, conveyed to the City of Austin by instrument recorded in Volume 5158, Page 2033, Deed Records of Travis County, Texas, located at 8803 Georgian Drive, Austin, Texas from Andy Quang Anh Bui, for a total amount not to exceed $361,000, including closing costs.
Approved
39. Authorize negotiation and execution of all documents and instruments necessary or desirable to acquire in fee simple Lot 2, Chapman's Acre, a subdivision in Travis County, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 32, Page 26 of the plat records of Travis County, Texas, located 8805 Georgian Drive, Austin, Texas from Michael J. Mullin and Deborah S. York, for a total amount not to exceed $231,826.00, including closing costs.
Approved

Parks and Recreation

40. Approve the renaming of the Metz Recreation Center to the Rodolfo “Rudy” Mendez Recreation Center.
Approved on Consent
41. Authorize the execution of an amendment to the interlocal agreement with the Capital Area Council of Governments for the service and delivery of meals to the Parks and Recreation Department in the amount of $367,134, for a total annual contract amount not to exceed $367,134.
Approved on Consent
42. Authorize the negotiation and execution of a community facilities and cost reimbursement agreement with Pressler RRI, L.P. for the construction of pedestrian and bicycle trail at Lamar Beach at Town Lake Metro Park and a trail head around the intersection of 5th Street and Pressler Street, for a contract amount not to exceed $255,909.50.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27, 2020 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Police

43. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with Austin-Travis County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center d/b/a Integral Care to provide staff to assist the Austin Police Department with handling 9-1-1 calls for mental health emergencies.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27, 2020 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS

Public Health

44. Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with Breakthrough Central Texas to provide out-of-school-time services to youth in the Dove Springs community in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for the term August 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Approved on Consent
45. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Public Health Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to accept and appropriate an additional $20,543 in CARES Act grant funds from the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, Community Services Block Grant for the delivery of basic needs, case management, employment support, rent and utility assistance, and preventive health services to low-income residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approved on Consent
46. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Public Health Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to accept and appropriate $518,617 in grant funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services to support the Coronavirus 2019 epidemiology response.
Approved on Consent
47. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Public Health Department’s Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to accept and appropriate $837,000 in grant funds from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs for Optimally Changing the Map for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Tier 1 in Austin-Travis County.
Approved on Consent
48. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with Bastrop County to provide Bastrop County access to the City’s COVID-19 online self-assessment software platform to schedule and administer COVID-19 testing and vaccines for Bastrop County residents from July 6, 2020 through July 6, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $16,684.
Approved on Consent
49. Approve ratification of an agreement with Caritas of Austin for the ImpACT Program to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and are the highest utilizers of crisis services in an amount not to exceed $110,079 for the term July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Approved on Consent
50. Authorize ratification of an interlocal agreement with Williamson County to provide Williams County access to the City’s COVID-19 online self-assessment software platform to schedule and administer COVID-19 testing and vaccines for Williamson County residents from May 6, 2020 through July 6, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $16,437.
Approved on Consent
51. Approve ratification of an agreement with Front Steps to provide staffing for Protective Lodges for people experiencing homelessness who have serious underlying health conditions increasing their risk of complications and hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, in an amount not to exceed $904,673 for the six month term ending December 31, 2020.
Approved on Consent
52. Approve an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Austin Public Health Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20190910-001) to accept and appropriate an additional $10,859,249 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Emergency Solutions Grant to serve homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.
Approved on Consent
53. Authorize negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 6 with Family Eldercare to provide bill payer services to Austin/Travis County people with disabilities and seniors, increasing funding in an amount not to exceed $125,308, for a total agreement amount not to exceed $2,439,656.
Approved on Consent

Public Works

54. Approve a resolution authorizing the submittal of the Fallwell Lane, Sand Hill Energy Center, and South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Access and Flood Potential Mitigation projects as candidates for the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation and for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs.
Approved on Consent

Purchasing Office

55. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with EMR Elevator Inc. D/B/A EMR Elevator Excellence, to provide elevator and escalator preventive maintenance, repair, and modernization services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $18,590,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
56. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with CareHere, LLC, to provide onsite and mobile health clinic services, for up to five years in an amount not to exceed $6,750,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established. However, the recommended contractor identified subcontracting opportunities).
Approved on Consent
57. Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Techline Inc., to provide network protector rebuild services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $9,100,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were insufficient subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established. However, the recommended contractor identified subcontracting opportunities).
Approved on Consent
58. Authorize negotiation and execution of a cooperative contract with Freeit Data Solutions Inc., for hardware, software and support services for a data management platform, for a term of three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $930,000. (Note: This procurement was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this procurement, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
59. Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with Overdrive Inc., for continued digital content materials and services, that would increase the contract amount by $10,710,000 and extend the term by three years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $16,020,201. (Note: This amendment was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this contract there were no subcontracting opportunities identified; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
60. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Remotec Inc., for Power Hawk Assembly remote devices, in an amount not to exceed $71,644. (Note: Sole source contracts are exempt from City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27, 2020 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
61. Authorize award of a contract with NTT Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Tyler Camera Systems, to provide a multifunctional seating platform and rappel attachment for an Austin Police Department helicopter, in an amount not to exceed $88,750. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27, 2020 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
62. Authorize award of a contract with Excell Environmental Inc. D/B/A Excell Fueling Systems, to provide original equipment manufacturer parts, maintenance, repair services, and upgrades for fuel island systems and fuel storage tanks, for a term of five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,500,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were an insufficient availability of M/WBEs; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
63. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Acushnet Company, to provide golf course accessories and supplies, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,000. (Note: Sole source contracts are exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
64. Authorize award of two multi-term contracts with Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. and Balcones Recycling Inc., to provide trash, recycling, and organics collection services for City facilities, each for up to five years for total contract amounts not to exceed $7,500,000, divided between the contractors. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
65. Authorize an amendment to an existing cooperative contract with HERC Rentals, Inc., for continued rental of heavy-duty, commercial, industrial, and construction equipment, for an increase in the amount of $789,000, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,850,000. (Note: This amendment was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this contract there were no subcontracting opportunities identified; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
66. Authorize an amendment to an existing contract with DirectApps, Inc. D/B/A Direct Technology, to provide continued maintenance, support and system upgrades to the workflow automation software solution for energy efficiency and solar rebate programs, for an increase in the amount of $1,920,000 and to extend the term by five years, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $3,830,000. (Note: This amendment was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this contract there were no subcontracting opportunities identified; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
67. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with NEC Corporation of America, to provide maintenance and support of the private branch telephone exchange system at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, for a term of five years in an amount not to exceed $2,355,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
68. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with J.D. Power, to provide customer satisfaction and benchmarking studies for residential and business utility customers, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $506,500. (Note: Sole source contracts are exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
69. Authorize award of a multi-term contract with Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc., to provide acrylic and polypropylene padlock meter seals, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $467,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
70. Authorize award of a multi-term contract with JMR Technology, Inc., to provide telephone technical support and onsite services to support the ongoing operation of the baggage handling system, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $527,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
71. Authorize an amendment to an existing cooperative contract with Central Texas Commercial A/C & Heating Inc., for continued chiller services, for an increase in the amount of $400,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $881,000. (Note: This amendment was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods and services required for this contract there were no subcontracting opportunities identified; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
72. Approve ratification of an emergency contract with FII-National D/B/A Family Independence Initiative, to provide direct emergency family relief services, in the amount of $2,683,060. (Note: This contract is exempt from the City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
73. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Peter J. Park, LLC, to provide continued urban planning consulting services, including but not limited to, area planning and land development code revision, for a term of two years in an amount not to exceed $210,000. (Note: This procurement was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this procurement, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
74. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Relief Enterprise of Texas, Inc., to provide cleanup services for overpasses, under bridges, and in the transportation right of way, for up to three years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,725,000. (Notes: This procurement was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this procurement, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved as amended
75. Authorize award of a contract with MoboTrex, Inc., to provide battery backup systems for traffic signal cabinets and batteries, for a term of four years in an amount not to exceed $3,600,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9D Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the goods required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
76. Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Health Care Service Corporation D/B/A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, to provide self-funded dental plan administration services, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,153,000. (Note: This solicitation was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this solicitation, there were no subcontracting opportunities, therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent
77. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Austin Humane Society, to provide animal sterilization and wellness services, for a term of five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $662,500. (Note: This procurement was reviewed for subcontracting opportunities in accordance with City Code Chapter 2-9C Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. For the services required for this procurement, there were no subcontracting opportunities; therefore, no subcontracting goals were established).
Approved on Consent

Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs

78. Authorize the negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) to contribute up to $378,400.00 from fees collected by the City from Austin's cable providers for AISD's purchase of capital equipment necessary for the operation of the AISD educational access channel.
Approved on Consent

Transportation

79. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to share traffic data and video for use in traffic congestion management activities.
Approved on Consent

Transportation - Mobility Bond

80. Authorize award and execution of a construction contract with M.A. Smith Contracting Co., Inc. for the 2016 Mobility Bond - Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract in the amount of $4,000,000 for an initial two-year term, with three, one-year extension options of $2,000,000 each, for a total contract amount not to exceed $10,000,000. [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 7.81% MBE and 1.82% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent
81. Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with the following five staff recommended firms (or other qualified responders) for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP301: MWM Design Group, Inc. (WBE), HDR Engineering, Inc., RPS Infrastructure, Inc., Civilitude, LLC (MBE), and Pape Dawson Engineers, Inc. for engineering services for the 2020 Local Mobility Field Engineering Services Rotation List in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000. [Note: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 15.80% MBE and 15.80% WBE participation.]
Approved on Consent

Item(s) from Council

82. Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council committees and other intergovernmental bodies, and to public facility corporations; removal and replacement of members; and amendments to board and commission bylaws.
Approved on Consent
83. Approve a resolution affirming the new vision for the St. John Property, supporting the City Manager’s decision to initiate a Request for Proposals process, and initiating rezoning and Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendments for the properties located at 7211 North IH-35 and 7309 North IH-35 to commercial services-mixed use-vertical mixed use building-neighborhood plan (CS-MU-V-NP) combining district.
WITHDRAWN AND REPLACED BY #117 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
84. Approve a resolution approving amendments to the bylaws of Austin Convention Enterprises, Inc.
Approved on Consent
85. Approve a resolution establishing the Juneteenth holiday as a City holiday each year beginning in 2021.
Approved on Consent
86. Approve a resolution initiating an amendment to City Code Chapter 25-4 (Subdivision) to provide an exception from platting and to waive the requirement for Land Use Commission review if necessary to return the ordinance to City Council on September 3, 2020.
Approved
87. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to convene a collaborative working group to develop recommendations regarding amendments to the food enterprise permitting process and related fees for charitable feeding organizations and encouraging the City Manager to cease enforcement, in order to reduce the barriers of providing access to healthy foods for our community’s vulnerable and food insecure populations
Approved on Consent
88. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to bring for Council consideration an ordinance amending City Code Section 4-9-1(B) to remove Designated Areas where public consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
Approved on Consent
89. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to develop recommendations and take action to address the current and imminent child care challenges brought about by COVID-19.
Approved on Consent
90. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to enhance funding for displacement mitigation and provide options for implementing and funding active transportation.
Approved on Consent
91. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to take certain actions related to renaming city assets that are in memoriam of white supremacy or confederate history.
Approved on Consent

Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)

92. Set a public hearing related to an application by Bridge at Turtle Creek, LP, or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program, to be known as Bridge at Turtle Creek, located at or near 735 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78745, within the City (Suggested date: Thursday, August 27, 2020, Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas).
Approved on Consent
93. Set a public hearing related to an application by MHP City Heights, Ltd., or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program, to be known as City Heights, located at or near 4400 Nuckols Crossing Road, Austin, Texas, 78744, within the City (Suggested date: Thursday, August 27, 2020, Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, Texas).
Approved on Consent
94. Set a public hearing related to an application by AMTEX Multi-Housing LLC, or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program, to be known as Crystal Bend Apartments, located at or near 2313 & 2405 Crystal Bend Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660, within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (Suggested date: Thursday, August 27, 2020, Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas).
Approved on Consent
95. Set a public hearing related to an application by Montopolis Apartments, L.P., or an affiliated entity, for housing tax credits for a multi-family development that will be financed through the private activity bond program to be known as Montopolis Affordable Multifamily, located at or near the southwest corner of Ben White Boulevard and Montopolis Drive, within the City (Suggested date: Thursday, August 27, 2020, Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701).
Approved on Consent
96. Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 related to demolition permits, including notification and utility service requirements. (Suggested date: August, 27, 2020 at 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas)
Approved on Consent

Item(s) Referred from Council Committee(s)

97. Approve bylaw changes for the Historic Landmark Commission.
Approved

Eminent Domain

98. Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt Project for the fee simple acquisition of two tracts of land being approximately 11.390 acres (496,148 square feet). Tract No. 1: being 5.000 acres of land, more or less, out of the JOSEPH SCOTT SURVEY NO. 27, ABSTRACT NO. 722 (sometimes incorrectly referenced as also being out of the James Coleman Survey No. 25, Abstract No. 169), Travis County, Texas; being that same property conveyed and described in Warranty Deed to Mark T. McAfee and Melanie O. McAfee, recorded in Volume 12604, Page 502, Real Property Records, Travis County, Texas. Tract No. 2: being 6.390 acres of land, more or less, out of the JOSPEH SCOTT SURVEY NO. 27, ABSTRACT NO. 722 and the JAMES COLEMAN SURVEY NO. 25, ABSTRACT NO. 169, Travis County, Texas; being that same property conveyed and described in Warranty Deed to Mark T. McAfee and Melanie D. McAfee, recorded in Volume 12612, Page 643, Real Property Records, Travis County, Texas, in the amount of $4,500,000, for the public use of park and recreation purposes. The owner of the needed property is 6315 Spicewood LP, a Texas Limited Partnership. The property is located entirely in District 10, at 6315 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, Travis County, Texas 78759. The general route of the project is Northwest of loop 360 and South of Spicewood Springs. It will complete the Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt from Loop 360 to Canyon Vista Middle School.
Approved

10:30 AM - Austin Housing and Finance Corporation Meeting

99. The 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 http://austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2020/20200729-ahfc.htm).
CONDUCTED

Executive Session

100. Discuss legal issues related to open government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
CONDUCTED
101. Discuss legal issues related to the November 2020 election (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn
102. Discuss legal issues related to SJ Louis, Construction of Texas, LTD. v. City of Austin v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc., Espey Consultants, Inc and KBR/Espey Joint Venture, Cause No. D-1-GN-18-001121, in the 459th Judicial District, Travis County (Private consultation with legal counsel-551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn
103. Discuss legal issues related to Wells v. City of Austin, Cause No. 1: 19-cv-1140-RP in the United States District Court, Western District, Austin, Texas (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn
104. Discuss legal issues related to Salazar v. City of Austin et al, Cause No. D-1-GN-17-002576 in the 98th Judicial District, Travis County; 1:20-cv-00730 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn
105. Discuss legal issues related to McMiller v. City of Austin, Cause No. D-1-GN-17-002576 in the 353rd Judicial District, Travis County Texas (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).
Withdrawn

106. Approve ratification of a contract with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts to administer the Creative Worker Relief grant program to disburse emergency funds to individual creative workers in need of relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in an amount not to exceed $100,000 with an option to amend and extend the term and adjust the administrative fee should additional grant funds become available.
WITHDRAWN
107. Ratify the execution of Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Hotel USA Partners LLC, DBA Crowne Plaza Austin, for the City to occupy the real property located at 6121 N. Interstate Highway 35 for emergency housing, isolation, and support services related to COVID-19 for a 60-day term, with an option to extend for three (3) additional one-month terms, for an amount not to exceed $5,250,456.00.
Approved on Consent
108. Authorize the ratification of Amendment 1 with Austin Area Urban League to provide direct financial assistance to Austin/Travis County residents impacted by COVID-19 in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for the current term ending on September 30, 2020, for a total contract amount of $1,000,000.
Approved on Consent
109. Authorize the ratification of an agreement with Family Independence Initiative to provide direct financial assistance to Austin/Travis County residents impacted by COVID-19 in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for the term July 15, 2020 through August 31, 2020.
Approved on Consent
110. Authorize the ratification of an agreement with El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission to provide direct financial assistance to Austin/Travis County residents impacted by COVID-19 in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for the term July 15, 2020 through August 31, 2020.
Approved on Consent
111. Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with Waters Technologies Corporation, for the purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer, in an amount not to exceed $214,582.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 27, 2020 PER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
112. Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with The University of Texas at Austin-Dell Medical School to document food access needs in Austin/Travis County as a result of COVID-19, to appropriately allocate resources to organizations serving the community, for a total contract amount not to exceed $45,630.
Approved on Consent
113. Approve a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis, directing the City Manager to address racism as a public health crisis, and asking State of Texas leaders to take similar actions.
Approved on Consent
114. Approve a resolution urging the federal government to pass the HEROES Act, or similar federal COVID-19 relief legislation, that includes additional support for communities, workers, small businesses, and local governments.
Approved on Consent
115. Approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 20200507-056 to extend the applicability period and the expiration date applicable to Ordinance No. 20200326-090, which relates to requiring notices of proposed eviction.
Approved on Consent
116. Approve a resolution asking the State of Texas to address the urgent needs of the state’s critical child-care infrastructure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approved on Consent
117. Approve a resolution affirming the new vision for the St. John Property, supporting the City Manager initiating a Request for Proposals process and supporting the financial tools that may be necessary to reposition the property, and initiating rezoning and Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendments for the properties located at 7211 North IH-35 and 7309 North IH-35 to commercial services mixed use-vertical mixed use building-neighborhood plan (CS-MU-V-NP) combining district.
Approved on Consent
AHFC1. Approve the meeting minutes of the June 11, 2020 board meeting of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation.
Approved
AHFC2. Approve an inducement resolution for an allocation of up to $20,000,000 in private activity volume cap multi-family non-recourse bonds to Espero Austin at Rutland, LP, or an affiliated entity, for a proposed affordable multi-family development to be known as Espero Austin at Rutland, located at or near 1934 Rutland Drive, Austin, Texas, 78758.
Approved
AHFC3. Approve a resolution authorizing the amendment of the Certification of Formation of AHFC Vi Collina Non-Profit Corporation, a Texas nonprofit corporation and instrumentality of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation to clarify its limited purposes related to Vi Collina Apartments.
Approved
AHFC4. Approve the negotiation and execution of a loan agreement and related documents with Austin Housing Finance Corporation V6 Investor Non-Profit Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $750,000, to provide funds to the Corporation to purchase the Investor Limited Partner interests in the Villas on Sixth Housing Associates Limited Partnership, the development owner of the affordable multi-family rental development known as the Villas on Sixth, located at 2011 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas.
Approved
AHFC5. Approve a resolution authorizing AHFC V6 Investor Non-Profit Corporation to be formed as an affiliate and instrumentality of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation; approving its Certificate of Formation and Bylaws; appointing its Board of Directors and President; and authorizing AHFC V6 Investor Non-Profit Corporation to purchase the Investor Limited Partner interests in the development owner, Villas on Sixth Housing Associates Limited Partnership and to undertake any other matter relating to the Villas on Sixth development approved by its Board of Directors.
Approved

Adjourn



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