Harris County Commissioners Court Agenda – 08/14/18

The Harris County Commissioners Court Agenda considered the following agenda item at the August 14, 2018, meeting. The agenda included:

Recommendations from the county engineer that the court approve certain projects, decrees of public necessity and convenience, acquisition of specific properties, and authorizing eminent domain if necessary:

  • 245 tracts for the Hurricane Harvey Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Disaster recovery project in all precincts for the flood control district
  • 2 tracts Red Bluff Road evacuation route project in Precinct 2
  • 2 tracts for Cypress Greenway in Precinct 4.

Recommendations that the County Judge execute amendments and partnership agreements with:

  • Costello, Inc., in the amount of $329,119 for engineering services for improvements to the Brays Bayou pedestrian bike bridge near Stella Link and Glen Harbor in Precinct 1.
  • LJA Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $304,790 for engineering services for improvements to the Cypress Creek Greenway north and south hike and bike trails at the SH-249 underpass in Precinct 4.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 423 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Balmoral, Section 15 in Precinct 2.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 489 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Bridgeland Parkland Village, Section 19 in Precinct 3.
  • Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 489 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Bridgeland Summit Point Crossing, Section 4 street dedication in Precinct 3.
  • Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 5 for the submerged storm sewer system agreement serving Copper Ridge at Indian Trails, Section 1 in Precinct 4
  • BIO/WEST, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000, with a $100 retainer fee, for environmental consulting services in support of county-wide district projects

Recommendation for approval of changes in contracts with:

  • AAA Asphlat Paving Inc., for final constructions of Archbishop Fiorenza Park on North Bank Trail at Windchase Boulevard in Precinct 3, with an addition of $954 to the contract amount

Recommendation for authorization to retain financial surety, and repair and maintain infrastructure for:

  • Taylor Morrison of Texas, Inc., in the amount of $2,010 for Alder Trails, Section 9 in Precinct 3.

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Housing and Community Affairs Committee Agenda – Houston City Council – 05/15/18

The Housing and Community Affairs Committee considered the following agenda item at the May 15, 2018, meeting. The agenda included the Disaster Recovery Action Plan Amendment, of the $5 billion for housing recovery funds slated to Texas, Houston will control $1.15 billion. In order to access this funding, an amendment needs to be submitted, the Housing and Community Development Department is in the process of drafting an amendment, which the public may provide feedback through this survey or through public hearings. The PowerPoint used at the meeting can be found here. Continue reading

Housing and Community Affairs Committee Agenda – Houston City Council – 04/17/18

The Housing and Community Affairs Committee considered the following agenda item at the April 17, 2018, meeting. The agenda included an approval for advance federal funds from the Texas General Land Office, for $5,000,000.00 in housing construction for homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Housing & Community Affairs Committee PowerPoint of the meeting can be found here. Continue reading