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Invocation

Pastor A. L. Sneed, II, Pastor, South Austin Community Church

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda on January 12, 2012

Item 55

Authorize award and execution of two 24-month requirements supply contracts for the purchase of street light lamps for Austin Energy with: FACILITY SOLUTIONS GROUP, Austin, TX, in an estimated amount not to exceed $252,795 with three 12- month extension options in an estimated amount not to exceed $126,398 per extension option, for a total estimated contract amount not to exceed $631,989, and with CRAWFORD ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO., Austin, TX, in an estimated amount not to exceed $46,804, with three 12-month extension options in an estimated amount not to exceed $23,402 per extension option, for a total estimated contract amount not to exceed $117,010. The amount for all street light lamps required under these contracts will be for a total combined estimated amount not to exceed $748,999.

Item 67

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to draft an Aquatic Facilities Comprehensive Master Plan.( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member Laura Morrison CO 1: Council Member Mike Martinez )

Items 6, 56 & 57

6. Approve an ordinance authorizing acceptance of $900,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) as the administering agency, and amending the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Austin Energy Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund of Ordinance No. 20110912-005 to appropriate $900,000 for weatherization of homes for low-income, elderly, and disabled customers within Austin Energy's service area. Related to Items 56 and 57.

56. Authorize award, negotiation and execution of Amendment No. 5 to nine requirements service contracts with A-PLUS ENERGY MANAGEMENT & A/C, Austin, TX; AMERICAN CONSERVATION & AIR, Austin, TX; APPLE ENERGY GROUP, LLC, Austin, TX; ATS ENGINEERING & INSPECTORS (WBE/FW), Austin, TX; CITY CONSERVATION, Austin TX; MCCULLOUGH HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC., Austin, TX; CONSTANT ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC, Spring, TX; THE INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY, Herndon, VA; and THE NELROD COMPANY, Fort Worth, TX, to increase the contract for weatherization test in audit services in an estimated combined contract amount not to exceed $67,500, for a revised estimated combined contract amount not to exceed $1,040,000. Related to Items 6 and 57.

57. Authorize award and execution of Amendment No. 3 to nine requirements service contracts with A-PLUS ENERGY MANAGEMENT & A/C, Austin, TX; AMERICAN CONSERVATION & AIR, Austin, TX; APPLE ENERGY GROUP, LLC, Austin, TX; ATS ENGINEERING & INSPECTORS, Austin, TX; CITY CONSERVATION, Austin, TX; MCCULLOUGH HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC., Austin, TX; CONSTANT ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC, Spring, TX; THE INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY, Herndon, VA; and THE NELROD COMPANY, Fort Worth, TX, to increase the contract for weatherization test out audit services in an estimated combined contract amount not to exceed $50,000, for a revised estimated combined contract amount not to exceed $478,000. Related to Items 6 and 56.

Item 75

Briefing by the US Postal Service on the US Post Office - Downtown Austin.

Item 7

Approve Service Extension Request No. 3037 for water service for Sinno and Associates Ltd., the owner of Foundation Retail Development located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone and within the City’s 2-mile extra territorial jurisdiction at 11101 N. FM 620, to serve a retail development (22,230 square feet of retail) with an estimated peak hour flow of 29 gallons per minute.

Item 49

Authorize execution of a 6-month requirements supply contract through the TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE (BUYBOARD) with GULF COAST PAPER COMPANY, Corpus Christi, TX, for janitorial supplies in an amount not to exceed $840,000 with no extension options.

Item 68 (Part 1 of 3)

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to temporarily suspend the code amendment process that has been initiated relating to short term rentals and directing the City Auditor to initiate a study of short term rentals. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member William Spelman CO 1: Council Member Chris Riley )

Citizen Communications

Bob Batlan- The rate increase for Austin Energy

Philip Greene- Water quality

Darcy Bloom- Concerns

John Bush- Free speech issues

Brian Bowers- Short term rentals

David Orshalick- New City website evaluation

Johnette Mason- Stop ADA violations at Austin Public Library. More services for online students.

Alfred Krebs- The proposed electricity rate increase

Allison Schultz- Lack of pedestrian bridges and lighted crosswalks in South Austin Rae Nadler-Olenick- Water fluoridation

Executive Session

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

77. Discuss legal issues related to Cause No. D-1-GN-09-004161; Chandler, et al. v. The City of Austin, Texas; In the District Court of Travis County, Texas, 353rd Judicial District (Private consultation with legal counsel pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Government Code).

Item 68 (Part 2 of 3)

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to temporarily suspend the code amendment process that has been initiated relating to short term rentals and directing the City Auditor to initiate a study of short term rentals. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member William Spelman CO 1: Council Member Chris Riley )

Item 68 (Part 3 of 3)

Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to temporarily suspend the code amendment process that has been initiated relating to short term rentals and directing the City Auditor to initiate a study of short term rentals. ( Notes: SPONSOR: Council Member William Spelman CO 1: Council Member Chris Riley )

Item 74

Set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the electric rate schedule in Ordinance No. 20110912-007 to implement new Austin Energy electric rates. (Suggested date and time: January 26, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX).

Zoning Consent

Postponed: 78-85, 88, 91, 97

Approval: 86 & 87, 89 & 90, 94 & 95

Item 107 (Part 1 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 92

C14-2011-0093 – The Grove – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 3707 Manchaca Road (West Bouldin Creek Watershed) from limited office (LO) district zoning and multi-family residence-low density (MF-2) district zoning to multi-family residence-medium density (MF-3) district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multi-family residence-medium density (MF-3 -CO) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant limited office-conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 1, multi-family residence-low densityconditional overlay (MF-2-CO) for Tract 2 and multi-family residence-medium densityconditional overlay (MF-3-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 3. Applicant: FHB Forest Apartments, LP. Agent: WFA Austin (Scott Wuest). City Staff: Stephen Rye, 974-7604.

Item 106

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance authorizing execution of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Austin and Austin Independent School District establishing site development standards for the Bowie High School practice fields located at 3700 & 3800 Slaughter Lane, and waiving the requirements of City Code Section 25-1-903(A).

Items 99 & 100

99. C14-2011-0153 – Hanover South Lamar 1 – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 807, 809 and a portion of 811 South Lamar Boulevard (West Bouldin Creek Watershed) from community commercial-mixed use-vertical mixed use buildingconditional overlay (GR-MU-V-CO) combining district zoning, family residence (SF-3) district zoning, community commercial-vertical mixed use building (GR-V) and rural residence (RR) district zoning to multi-family residence-highest density-conditional overlay (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multifamily residence-highest density-conditional overlay (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant multi-family residencehighest density (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. Applicant: Lamar Building Partners, LP (Thomas Rogers). Agent: Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams, LLP (Michele Rogerson-Lynch). City Staff: Stephen Rye, 974-7604. 100. C14-2011-0154 – Hanover South Lamar 2 – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 903 and 905 South Lamar Boulevard (West Bouldin Creek Watershed) from family residence (SF-3) district zoning and community commercial-conditional overlay (GR-CO) combining district zoning to multi-family residence-highest density (MF-6- CO) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multi-familyresidence- highest density (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant multi-family-residence-highest density (MF-6-CO) combining district zoning. Applicant: Fine Art Services, Inc. (John Traber), SOLA Management, LLC. (Daryl Kunik). Agent: Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams, LLP (Michele Rogerson-Lynch). City Staff: Stephen Rye, 974-7604.

Item 93

C14-2011-0136 – Traywick 3 – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 2105 and 2107 West Slaughter Lane, and 2109 Riddle Road (Slaughter Creek Watershed) from single family residence-standard lot (SF-2) district zoning and limited office-conditional overlay (LO-CO) combining district zoning to neighborhood commercial-conditional overlay (LR-CO) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant general office-mixed use-conditional overlay (GO-MUCO) combining district zoning for Tract 1 and limited office-mixed use-conditional overlay (LO-MU-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 2. Zoning and Platting Commission Recommendation: To grant general office-mixed use-conditional overlay (GO-MU-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 1 and limited office-mixed useconditional overlay (LO-MU-CO) combining district zoning for Tract 2. Owner/Applicant: THS, LLC (Randall Traywick). Agent: Jim Bennett Consulting (Jim Bennett). City Staff: Wendy Rhoades, 974-7719.

Item 102

C14H-2011-0001 – Shoal Creek Houses – Conduct a public hearing and approve an ordinance amending Chapter 25-2 of the Austin City Code by rezoning property locally known as 623 and 702 Wood Street (Shoal Creek Watershed) from multi-family residence-medium density (MF-3) district zoning to multi-family residence-medium density-historic landmark (MF-3-H) combining district zoning. Staff Recommendation: To grant multi-family residence-medium density-historic landmark (MF-3-H) combining district zoning. Historic Landmark Commission Recommendation: To grant multi-family residence-medium density-historic landmark (MF-3-H) combining district zoning. Planning Commission Recommendation: To grant multi-family residencemedium density-historic landmark (MF-3-H) combining district zoning. Applicant: Historic Landmark Commission. City Staff: Steve Sadowsky, 974-6454.

Item 103

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance setting the East 6th Street Public Improvement District (PID) 2012 assessment roll and levying 2012 assessments.

Item 105

Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance regarding floodplain variances requested by the owners, Bryan Treat and Paige Reynolds, to convert the existing garage into a living area at the single-family house at 5506 Windward Drive, which is in the 25-year and 100-year floodplains of Fort Branch Creek.

Live Music

Live Music- C J Vinson

Proclamations

Proclamations Proclamation -- Harmony Public Schools Day -- to be presented by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and to be accepted by Debby McClure, students, teachers and administrators

Item 107 (Part 2 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 107 (Part 3 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 107 (Part 4 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 107 (Part 5 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 107 (Part 6 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.

Item 107 (Part 7 of 7)

Conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on Austin Energy’s proposed electric rates.
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