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Call to Order

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

Citizen Communications

CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS: GENERAL – Speaker remarks limited to three minutes.

Item 1

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve minutes of the December 11, 2017 regular meeting.

Consent Agenda

NEW BUSINESS – CONSENT ( ) = Target Council Meeting Date for Recommendations for Council Action (RCAs) 3. (2/15) Authorize recurring expenditures for electronic subscriptions and professional dues and memberships with multiple agencies and vendors in an amount not to exceed $652,000.

4. (2/15) Approve a resolution authorizing the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of easement rights consisting of approximately 0.249 acres or 10,833 square feet of land in the Samuel Cushing Survey, Abstract Number 164, Travis County, Texas, and being out of and a portion of that called 11.4257 acres of land as described to Grantia, LLC, in that certain warranty deed with vendor’s lien and recorded as Document Number 2016055587 in official public records of Travis County, Texas, in the amount of $23,156, for the public purpose of electric transmission and distribution facilities necessary for the relocation of a section of Austin Energy’s Transmission Circuit 975. The owner of the needed property interest is Grantia, LLC. The property is located at 2601 East Howard Lane, on the south side of East Howard Lane between Dessau Road and Harris Branch Parkway, approximately one-half mile south of Immanuel Road, within the Austin 2-Mile ETJ, in Travis County, Texas.

6. (2/15) Authorize negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified responders for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP234 to provide distribution engineering and associated design technical services for the Staff Augmentation Services for Electric Distribution project for an initial one-year term, with three one-year renewal options, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,000,000, including all renewals, subject to annual appropriations.

7. (2/1) Authorize the negotiation and execution of an interlocal agreement with the Capital Metro Transportation Authority for an amount not to exceed $407,500 for costs associated with the removal of overhead electric lines and replacement with underground electrical services associated with the Capital Metro Multimodal Downtown Transit Station located at 401 East 4th Street. (District 9)

10. (2/15) Authorize award and execution of a multi-term contract with Priester-Mell & Nicholson Inc., to provide backfill polyurethane foam kits, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $446,735.

Item 2

(2/1) Authorize award and execution of a multi-term contract with A.J. Hurt Jr., Inc., to provide equipment lubrication oils, for up to three years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $165,599.

Item 5

(2/15) Authorize negotiation and execution of a contract with The Brattle Group, Inc., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request for Proposals TVN0065, for regulatory consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $143,850.

Item 8

(2/15) Authorize negotiation and execution of a multi-term contract with Resource Action Programs Inc., or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals 1100 RMJ0313 REBID, to develop a school-based energy conservation program, for up to five years for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,000,000.

Item 9

(2/15) Authorize negotiation and execution of multi-term contracts through the General Services Administration, Houston-Galveston Area Council, National Joint Powers Alliance, Texas Association of School Boards, and Texas Multiple Award Schedule cooperative purchase programs with Caldwell Country Chevrolet, Chastang Enterprises, Inc., Cooper Equipment Co., Inc., Creative Bus Sales, Inc., Doggett Freightliner of South Texas, LLC, RDO Equipment Co., Santex Truck Center, LTD., Siddens-Martin Emergency Group, LLC, Silsbee Ford, Inc., and various other contractors, to provide vehicles and equipment, each for up to three years for total contract amounts not to exceed $128,330,000 divided among the contractors.

Item 11

STAFF REPORTS AND BRIEFINGS Presentation regarding residential solar incentive ramp down.

Items 13 & 14 (Part 1 of 2)

13. Presentation regarding water meter readings and associated high bill concerns.

ITEMS FROM COMMISSIONERS 14. Discussion and possible action regarding water meter readings and associated high bill concerns.(Boyle, Reel)

Item 12

Update regarding changes to customer deposit utility regulations.

Item 16

Election of Chair and, if necessary, Vice Chair.

Item 17

Report regarding City Council action on items previously reviewed by the EUC.

Item 18

Discussion regarding potential future agenda items.

Item 14 Part 2 of 2)

Discussion and possible action regarding water meter readings and associated high bill concerns.(Boyle, Reel)

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