AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Austin City Council will convene at 9:00 AM on

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Austin City Hall

301 W. Second Street , Austin, TX

 

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Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole

Council Member Chris Riley, Place 1

Council Member Mike Martinez, Place 2

Council Member Kathie Tovo, Place 3
Council Member Laura Morrison, Place 4

Council Member William Spelman, Place 5

 

 

For meeting information, contact the City Clerk, (512) 974-2210

 

 

The City Council may go into a closed session as permitted by the Texas Open Meetings Act, (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code) regarding any item on this agenda.

 

 

 

All of the following items may be acted upon by one motion. No separate discussion or action on any of the items is necessary unless desired by a Council Member.

 

 

 

9:00 AM – City Council Convenes

 

A.

Pre-Selected Agenda Items

 

B.

Council Discussion

 

B.1

Discuss potential appointees to the Austin Generation Resource Planning Task Force created by Resolution No. 20140306-024.

 

C.

Council Items of Interest

 

D.

Briefings

 

Consent

 

 

Approval of Minutes

 

1.

Approve the minutes of the Austin City Council work session of March 18, 2014 and regular meeting of March 20, 2014.

 

 

Austin Energy

 

2.

Authorize negotiation and execution of a power purchase agreement with SunEdison, and/or with one of the other qualified respondents to the October 21, 2013 request for proposals, for a term of up to 25 years for a combined total of up to 150 megawatts of solar-generated electricity, in an estimated amount of $21,000,000 per year, for a total estimated contract amount not to exceed $525,000,000.

 

3.

Approve issuance of a rebate to HID Global Corporation, for the installation of energy efficient equipment at its facility located at 611 Center Ridge Drive, Austin, Texas 78753, in an amount not to exceed $107,823.

 

4.

Approve issuance of a rebate to PBH Grove LLC, for performing energy efficiency improvements at The Grove Apartments located at 3707 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78704, in an amount not to exceed $115,000.

 

5.

Approve issuance of a rebate to Post Riverside Country Club LLC, for performing energy efficiency improvements at the Country Club Creek Apartments located at 4501 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78741, in an amount not to exceed $144,319.

 

6.

Approve issuance of a rebate to South Congress Apartments LP, for performing energy efficiency improvements at the Santa Maria Apartments located at 8071 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78753, in an amount not to exceed $96,800.

 

7.

Approve issuance of a rebate to the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, for performing energy efficiency improvements at The Cliffs at Barton Creek Apartments located at 3050 Tamarron Blvd., Austin, Texas 78746, in an amount not to exceed $105,000.

 

8.

Approve issuance of a rebate to Westdale Asset Management, for performing energy efficiency improvements at Hunters Chase Apartments – West Phase located at 12342 Hunters Chase Drive, Austin, Texas 78729, in an amount not to exceed $133,750.

 

 

Aviation

 

9.

Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with Lynxs Austin Cargoport, LLC for the refinancing, lease, and operation for cargo facilities at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

 

 

Convention Center

 

10.

Authorize negotiation and execution of an amendment to the interlocal agreement with the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS for the use of the Texas Event Trust Fund, a program established by the State of Texas to assist local government entities in attracting major sporting events to increase tourism and generate economic activity.

 

 

Economic Development Department

 

11.

Authorize negotiation and execution of a design and commission agreement with Animalis Works LLC in an amount not to exceed $85,000, for artwork for the Colorado Street Streetscape Enhancement Project in Downtown Austin.

 

 

Health and Human Services

 

12.

Authorize negotiation and execution of an interlocal cooperation agreement with Travis County for the design, remodeling, operation, and management of an emergency shelter for homeless women and children at 4523 Tannehill Lane, Austin, Texas.

 

 

Office of Real Estate Services

 

13.

Approve an ordinance authorizing the negotiation and execution of an amendment to the interlocal cooperation agreement  authorized by Ordinance No. 20130829-036 between the City of Austin and the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (ILA)  to further specify the applicable fee waivers, means of conveying real property, project boundaries, and scope of work,  and  also waiving certain fees and requirements for the realignment of Red River Street and related work as specified in the ILA.

 

 

Parks and Recreation

 

14.

Approve the negotiation and execution of a license agreement with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas to allow their continued use of the Zilker Cabin.

 

 

Purchasing Office

 

15.

Authorize award and execution of three 36-month requirements supply agreements for the purchase of PVC conduit and accessories for Austin Energy with:  STUART C. IRBY in an amount not to exceed $369,912 with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $123,304 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $739,824; CRAWFORD ELECTRIC SUPPLY in an amount not to exceed $21,522 with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $7,174 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $43,044; and with KBS ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS INC. in an amount not to exceed $21,441, with three 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $7,147 per extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $42,882.  The annual amount for all PVC conduit and accessories required under these contracts will be for a total each and combined amount not to exceed $137,625.

( Notes: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9D (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) No subcontracting opportunities were identified; therefore, no goals were established for this solicitation. )

 

16.

Approve the ratification of an emergency contract with REINHART & ASSOC., INC for emergency inspection and testing services for aerial devices in an amount not to exceed $73,631.

( Notes: This contract was awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9C (Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program).  This was an emergency service contract; therefore, it is exempted under Chapter 791 of the Texas Local Government Code and no goals were established for this solicitation. )

 

17.

Authorize award and execution of a 36-month supply contract through the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance with HERTZ EQUIPMENT RENTAL CORPORATION for the rental of heavy-duty, commercial, industrial, and construction equipment and vehicles in an amount not to exceed $432,000, with one 24-month extension option in an amount not to exceed $288,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $720,000.

( Notes: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9C (Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program).  No subcontracting opportunities were identified; therefore, no goals were established for this solicitation. )

 

18.

Authorize award, negotiation, and execution of a consulting services contract with M. ARTHUR GENSLER, JR. & ASSOCIATES, INC (DBA GENSLER), or one of the other qualified offerors to RFP No. GLB0300, to develop a long-range master plan for the Austin Convention Center Department, for a total contract amount not to exceed $238,570.

( Notes: This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9C (Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program).  No subcontracting opportunities were identified; therefore, no goals were established for this contract. )

 

 

Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs

 

19.

Approve an ordinance authorizing a non-exclusive license agreement with AT&T Corp. allowing its continued use of certain public rights-of-way for placement of an underground fiber-optic cable for long-distance transmission services.

 

 

Transportation

 

20.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add 20 miles per hour school zones on segments of Pecan Creek Parkway, Salt Mill Hollow, and Millwright Parkway for students attending Anderson Mill Elementary School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

21.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add 20 and 25 miles per hour school zones on segments of Turtle Rock Road, Broadmeade Avenue, and Anderson Mill Road for students attending Live Oak Elementary School and Deerpark Middle School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

22.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add 20 miles per hour school zones on segments of Lake Creek Parkway, Deerbrook Trail, and School House Lane for students attending Noel Grisham Middle School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

23.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add 20 miles per hour school zones on segments of Tanglebriar Trail and El Salido Parkway for students attending Purple Sage Elementary School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

24.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add a 25 miles per hour school zone to a segment  of Anderson Mill Road for students attending Spicewood Elementary School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

25.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to add 20 miles per hour school zones on segments of Mellow Meadow Drive and Hymeadow Drive for students attending Westwood High School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

26.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64 (D) to establish a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour on a segment of Boulder Lane.

 

27.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to establish a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour on a segment of East Braker Lane; add 20 mile per hour school zones on segments of East Braker Lane for students attending Graham Elementary School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

28.

Approve an ordinance amending City Code Section 12-4-64(D) to extend the 20 miles per hour school zone on a segment of Harris Avenue for students attending Lee Elementary School; and provide for emergency passage.

 

29.

Approve issuance of a street closure permit under City Code Chapter 14-8 for the Art City Austin Festival, a fee-paid event which is to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and Sunday, April 13, 2014.

 

 

Item(s) from Council

 

30.

Approve appointments and certain related waivers to citizen boards and commissions, to Council subcommittees and other intergovernmental bodies and removal and replacement of members.

 

31.

Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing fees and requirements for the 2014 Mother Earth Day Festival which is to be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Springs in Zilker Park.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 1: Council Member Kathie Tovo CO 2: Council Member Chris Riley )

 

32.

Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing fees and requirements for the Lady Bird Lake Festival which is to be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Fiesta Gardens.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 1: Council Member Kathie Tovo CO 2: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole )

 

33.

Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees for the Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair sponsored by Edible Austin which is to be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 on the grounds of the French Legation Museum.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 2: Council Member Chris Riley )

 

34.

Approve a resolution initiating a code amendment to amend the “Transit” criteria included in Section 25-1-703(B)(4) related to the S.M.A.R.T. Housing Program requirements that specifies that a project needs to be within ½ mile of a transit stop, and that the route from the project to the transit stop is an accessible route for pedestrians and people with disabilities and directing the City Manager to present the amendment to Council in conjunction with the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan or as soon as possible thereafter.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Chris Riley CO 1: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole CO 2: Council Member Mike Martinez )

 

35.

Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to take any and all steps necessary in order for the City to become a Workplace Partner for Life and promote organ and tissue donation.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole CO 1: Council Member Laura Morrison )

 

36.

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to conduct a post-event evaluation of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival that includes stakeholder feedback, to report to Council the results of the evaluation, and to bring any proposed code changes; and requesting the Music Commission and Urban Transportation Commissions hold public hearings and provide feedback related to the evaluation and relevant proposed code changes.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Council Member Chris Riley CO 2: Council Member Kathie Tovo )

 

37.

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to create a "Housing/Transit/Jobs Action Team" that will evaluate and recommend City programs and policies in light of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Program criteria in anticipation of applying for FTA New Start funding.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 1: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole )

 

38.

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to expedite the public process for renaming the baseball fields located at 5801 Ainez Drive to Freddy P. Zamora Jr. Baseball Fields, and bring back an ordinance for Council approval on May 1, 2014.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Council Member Laura Morrison )

 

39.

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to analyze and report to Council the costs and timelines for a variety of short- and long-term water-related capital projects and funding options available.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Chris Riley CO 1: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 2: Council Member Laura Morrison )

 

40.

Approve a resolution initiating amendments to Title 25 of the City Code and  directing the City Manager to develop an ordinance that reduces or eliminates parking and site area requirements for dwelling units less than 500 square feet in size and that are located on core transit corridors, future core transit corridors, or within a Transit Oriented Development District.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Chris Riley CO 1: Council Member William Spelman CO 2: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole )

 

41.

Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing fees and requirements for Austin Lyric Opera which is to be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Council Member Mike Martinez CO 1: Council Member Kathie Tovo CO 2: Council Member Laura Morrison )

 

42.

Approve an ordinance waiving or reimbursing certain fees and requirements and authorize payment of certain costs for the HONK!TX event which is to be held Friday-Sunday, March 21-23, 2014 at the Adams-Hemphill and Pan Am Parks.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole CO 1: Council Member Kathie Tovo CO 2: Council Member Laura Morrison )

 

 

Item(s) to Set Public Hearing(s)

 

43.

Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan by adopting the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan. The boundaries for the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Planning Area are Ben White Blvd. on the north, South 1st St. on the east, William Cannon Drive on the south, and the Sunset Valley City Limits on the west. (Suggested date and time: April 10, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX.)

 

Non-Consent

 

 

Morning Briefings

 

44.

Briefing on universal city-wide Translation Service Policy (Follow-up from Council Resolution No. 20131017-038).

 

45.

Project Connect Central Corridor Update.

 

 

Executive Session

 

46.

Discuss legal issues related to Open Government matters (Private consultation with legal counsel - Section 551.071 of the Government Code).

 

47.

Discuss legal issues related to the transition to electing the council from single-member districts (Private consultation with legal counsel- Section 551.071 of the Government Code).

 

48.

Discuss legal issues related to the hotel at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Private consultation with legal counsel- Section 551.071 of the Government Code)

 

 

Zoning and Neighborhood Plan Amendments (Public Hearings and Possible Action)

 

49.

NPA-2014-0003.01 - 1805 & 1807 Ulit Avenue - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 990715-113, the Chestnut Neighborhood Plan, an element of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, to change the land use designation on the future land use map (FLUM) on property locally known as 1805 and 1807 Ulit Avenue (Boggy Creek Watershed) from Civic to Single Family land use. Staff Recommendation: To grant Single Family land use. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant Single Family land use. Owner: BDB Ventures, LLC (Shawn Breedlove). Agent: City of Austin, Planning and Development Review Department (Jerry Rusthoven). City Staff: Maureen Meredith, 512-974-2695.

 

50.

C14-2014-0006 - Ulit Avenue Rezoning - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 1805 and 1807 Ulit Avenue (Boggy Creek Watershed) from public-neighborhood plan (P-NP) combining district zoning to family residence-neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant family residence-neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant family residence-neighborhood plan (SF-3-NP) combining district zoning. Owner: BDB Ventures, LLC (Shawn Breedlove). Applicant:  City of Austin, Planning and Development Review Department (Jerry Rusthoven). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122.

 

51.

C14-2013-0147 - 707 West Avenue Rezoning - Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by rezoning property locally known as 707 West Avenue (Shoal Creek Watershed) from general commercial services-conditional overlay (CS-CO) combining district zoning to downtown mixed use (DMU) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant downtown mixed use-conditional overlay (DMU-CO) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant downtown mixed use-conditional overlay (DMU-CO) combining district zoning. Owner: Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Thurman Case). Applicant: Armbrust & Brown, P.L.L.C. (Richard Suttle). City Staff: Heather Chaffin, 512-974-2122.

 

52.

C14-2014-0010 – BET-EL – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-2 by zoning property locally known as 11031 Manchaca Road (Slaughter Creek Watershed) from interim-rural residence (I-RR) district zoning to limited office (LO) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant limited office-conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To grant limited office-conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning. Owner/Applicant: Iglesia Cristiana BET-EL Austin (Isaias Galan). Agent: John Zerr. City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 512-974-7719.

 

 

Public Hearings and Possible Actions

 

53.

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending City Code Title 25 to allow mobile retail sale of goods and to establish permitting requirements.

 

54.

Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen comments on community needs in order to develop the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2014 through 2019, as required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, and the Texas Local Government Code Chapter 373.

 

55.

Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution regarding approval of the 138 kV (kilovolt) Gilleland to Techridge Transmission Line Project through dedicated parkland known as the Northeast Metropolitan Park, a Travis County Park, located in Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, for a permanent use of approximately 325,173 square feet of land, equivalent to approximately 7.46-acre, 100 foot wide strip of land for electric use, for the construction, use, maintenance, repair, and replacement of electric transmission facilities, in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code.

 

56.

Conduct a public hearing and consider an appeal by Kareem Hajjar regarding the Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional use site plan (Weather Up, SPC-2013-0405A) with a late-hours permit and parking variance for an existing restaurant located at 1808 East Cesar Chavez St.

 

Adjourn

 

 

 

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