Pearland City Council Regular Meeting October 26, 2020

6:30 p.m. Meeting of City Council - Agenda

 
Citizen Comments:

Jeff Hunkele:

I'd like to speak on the New Business Item #1, the new waste collection contract. We are now talking about changing solid waste companies and people have questions about the transition regardless of which company is selected. We currently have recycling bins and we want to know what will happen to our existing Waste Management recycling bins we've already paid for? Will we get credit for handing these back in and just exchange them for the new bins? Or will we be expected to purchase new carts and bins through a reoccurring charge for the new service? Has anyone even researched the option of us paying a flat fee upfront for the carts instead of having a reoccurring monthly charge for both> With the reoccurring fees when they are paid off, the company just increased their profits? The size of the bins and reoccurring costs of these items have been a constant complaint among citizens.

As for New Business Item #5 I'd like to discuss the $1.2 million dollar landscape contract. Often at these council meetings we talk about how COVID has affected local businesses and we talk of getting new businesses to invest in Pearland to help reduce taxes for the citizens but I see contract after contract being awarded to companies that aren't local. All of the companies considered aren't located in Pearland.

I wanted to offer something creative to help us, help ourselves. Why can't we offer part of this contract to local landscape companies that are struggling and this could mean the difference between putting food on their table or filing bankruptcy.

For the services that local companies can't perform, then we can look to outside firms to fill in the gaps. I know this may create more accounting overhead by dividing contracts but let's help local companies grow into future firms that will pay taxes locally and live locally. If a company can't fulfill the terms of their contract then they will be excluded from any future bids unless they can prove otherwise. I know there are guidelines that must be met for companies to compete and if the guidelines are too complex, maybe it's time to change the guidelines. I know this goes against normal procedures but I think operating in the same manner time and time again won't yield different results. Let's lead by example and start thinking outside of the box.

I thank you for your time and attention

Consent Agenda

 

Remove Consent agenda Items: A, H, I, L, O

Vote for remaining Consent Agenda items as a whole:

 

Passes 7-0

A. Approval of minutes:
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes - March 2, 2020
City Council Special Meeting Minutes - April 8, 2020
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes - April 27, 2020
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes - July 27, 2020
Joint Public Hearing Minutes of September - 8, 2020
Joint Special Meeting Minutes of September - 8, 2020
City Council Regular Meeting Minutes - September 14, 2020

 

Passes 7-0


B. Amending R2012-168-1 as it applies to Section 2, Membership Criteria for the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board

C. Consenting to the annexation of approximately 147.005 acres, (19.222 acres located near Pearland Parkway and Hughes Road; 1.03 acres located in the Afton Lakes subdivision; 78.393 acres located south of CR 100; and 48.356 acres located between Pearland Parkway and Industrial Drive), into Harris-Brazoria Counties Municipal Utility District No. 509

D. Zone change request from Suburban Residential-12 (SR-12) District to General Business (GB) District, on approximately 7.313 acres of land (1636 Max Road, Pearland, Texas)

E. Participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Program EM-TX-3540, Texas Tropical Storm Laura

F. Approving recommendations of the Property Tax Resale Committee of Brazoria County for the property located at Forrest Lane

G. Paradigm -
$147,095 - Construction materials testing contract for the Shadow Creek Library Project

H. Berg Oliver & Associates -
$277,000 - Authorizing a Wetlands Mitigation Agreement associated with the McHard Road Project

 

Passes 7-0


I. Lone Star Pavement Services, LLC. - $152,719 - Renewing a unit cost bid for road striping services From Nov 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

 

Passes 7-0

 


J. Enter into a Lease Agreement with Brazoria County for the County’s use of a portion of the Shadow Creek Library as a County Tax Office

K. Enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Brazoria County for participation in the construction of the Shadow Creek Library Project

L.  Circle Friends Construction -
$185,000 - Renewing a bid associated with the Community Development Block Grant Program, for Single Family Owner-Occupied Home, minor repairs and rehabilitation that benefit low-moderate income Pearland residents

 

Passes 7-0


M. Cypress Creek EMS - $228,000 - Renewing a bid for Fire Department Dispatch Services from Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 15, 2021

N. Appointment of Amit Joshi to Position No. 4 for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023 and the reappointment of Somarajan Nair for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023, to serve on the Pearland Library Board

O. Wright’s National Flood Insurance Program -
$52,948 - Purchase of flood insurance from Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 30, 2021

 

Passes 7-0


P. Reappointment of Margo Green to Position 5 for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2020 to serve on the Pearland Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Q. Appointment of Nancy Bankson to Position No. 3 for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023, the appointment of Dennis Jackson to Position No. 5 for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023, and the appointment of Zachary Boyer to Position 6 for an unexpired term expiring Nov 1, 2022 to serve on the Pearland Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

R. Reappointment of Mona Chavarria to Position No. 4 for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022, and the reappointment of John Lyle to Position No. 7, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022 to serve on the Pearland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors

S. Reappointment of Brandon Dansby to Position No. 2 for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023 to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission

T. Reappointment of Teresa J. Del Valle to Position No. 1, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022, reappointment of Donald Glenn to Position No. 3, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022, and reappointment of Christopher Tristan to Alternate Position A3, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022 to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustments

U. Reappointment of Donna Rizzo to Position No. 2, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022, and reappointment of Ed Baker to Position No. 4, for a 2-year term expiring Nov 1, 2022, to serve on the Development Authority of Pearland

V. Reappointment of Charles McMurrey to Position No. 2 to serve on the Civil Service Commission for a 3-year term expiring Nov 1, 2023

W. Appointment of Kris Szecsy  to Position 7 for a 3-year term expiring November 1, 2023 to serve on the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board

New Business

1. Frontier K2, LLC - Exclusive Solid Waste, Construction and Demolition Debris, and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation, Disposal and Processing Contract for a 5 year term beginning Oct 1, 2021

Orlando - Y

Carbone - Y

Little - Y

Hernandez - Recused

Moore - Y

Perez- Y

​Owens - N

 

Passes 5-1

Owens asks for a postponement of this til the next meeting:

Orlando - N

Carbone - N

Little - Y

Hernandez - Recused

Moore - N

Perez- N

​Owens - Y

 

Fails 4-2


2. Christensen Building Group, LLC. - $1,169,969 - Awarding a construction services contract for the Fire Training Burn Building Project (Phase I) and an additional $50,000.00 for contingency and construction testing services

Orlando - Y

Carbone - Y

Little - Y

Hernandez - Y

Moore - N

Perez- Y

​Owens - Y

 

Passes 6-1


3. Competitive grant application for $99,950,000 from the Texas General Land Office-Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Program for Hickory Slough drainage improvements

 

Passes 7-0


4. Gauge Engineering, LLC. - $152,962 - Design contract for the Shadow Creek Trail Project (Phase II) for the Shadow Creek Parkway Landscaping, Street Lighting and Sidewalks Project

 

Passes 7-0


5. Brightview Landscape - $1,245,273.49 - Landscape maintenance services (combined medians, right of way and facilities) from Nov 29, 2020 - Nov 28, 2021

 

Passes 7-0


6. Houston-Pasadena Apache Oil Company - $800,000 - Purchase of motor fuel from Nov 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2021

 

Passes 7-0


7. Power of eminent domain to acquire a fee title for the road right-of-way; containing 12 square feet of land situated in the Thomas Green Survey; 346.718 acre tract of land conveyed to Meritage Homes of Texas, LLC for the construction and maintenance of public road improvements

 

Passes 7-0


8. Power of eminent domain to acquire a fee title for the road right-of-way; containing 10 square feet of land situated in the Thomas Green Survey, 346.718 acre tract of land conveyed to Meritage Homes of Texas, LLC for the construction and maintenance of public road improvements

Number 7 & 8 combined and voted on as 1:

Orlando - Y

Carbone - Y

Little - Y

Hernandez - Y

Moore - Y

Perez- Y

​Owens - Y

 

Passes 7-0

Executive Session

1. Appointment to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation

 

2. Reappointments of the Municipal Court Judges.

 

3. Legal advice associated with City Purchasing Requirements.