Brittany is a Junior at the University of Houston, studying Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. She is interested in environmental engineering research and policy relating to water quality.
This city will consider the following agenda items at the October 10, 2017, Houston Council Meeting.
7 – Over $6.5 million to be awarded for Industrial TX Corp for Sims Bayou South Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements. This project is part of the City’s goal to improve the major wastewater treatment plants.
8 – Over $5.1 million to be awarded to PM Construction and Rehab, LLC, to fix sanitary sewers by sliplining and pipe bursting methods. Sliplining is repairing leaks or restoring structural stability. Pipebursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines.
9 – Over $12 million to be awarded to ReyTec Construction Resources for street repair, sidewalks, and an underground storm sewer system to reduce street flooding at the intersection of Interstate 10 to the south, Union Pacific Rail Road to the north, North Wayside on the east and Lockwood on the west.
10 – Over $1.3 million to be awarded to Grava, LLC to relocate sanitary sewer service lines for over 200 properties within the City of Houston.
18 – The following contractors were awarded a total of over $32 million from the Disaster Recovery Fund:
- Ceres Environmental Services, Inc
- Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc, d/b/a OSC Texas
- JLS Consulting, LLC d/b/a Terraworx Construction
- Sun Packing, Inc
- H. Reid General Contractor
- NOLA Construction & Development Group, LLC
- Basal Solutions, LLC
- Fisher Construction, Inc
- Harris Builder, LLC
- TMG Services, Inc. & Perk Company, Inc, Joint Venture, LP
- Webb Trucking and Landclearing, Inc dba WLT Corporation
- Sustainable Freight Group Corporation
They will provide labor, supplies, and supervision required to load and move debris such as vegetation and household debris from public streets to debris management sites and/or landfills. The City will seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and other sources for expenditures related to Hurricane Harvey.
36 – Two water lines – 24 in. water line from Bastrop St. to Texas Ave. and 42 in. water line from IH-10 and Hunting Bayou – will be improved as part of the City’s Surface Water Transmission Program.
40 – JSI Houston Transfer Station, Inc. has been granted the right to collect and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties within the City of Houston.
Kaitlin is in her first year at the University of St. Thomas, working on her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After completing the two year program and accompanying internship, she hopes to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working predominantly with at risk youth.
Kaitlin previously attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in December of 2015. While in College Station, she was involved in YoungLife. Kaitlin served as a volunteer mentor to high school kids in Caldwell, Texas, through this organization, attending sporting events, organizing fundraisers as well as handling their bookkeeping. In her spare time, Kaitlin loves to attend concerts, try out new recipes and spend time with her dog, Ziggy.
Despite a lack of experience with environmental issues, Kaitlin is excited to learn about all that goes on behind closed doors in non-profit organizations as well as some more on the environmental issues facing the current world.
Kaitlin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.