Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an advanced funding agreement with the State of Texas for the Fite Road Project.
Under the agreement, the city would receive an 80 percent reimbursement through the Texas Department of Transportation for the road project, which is expected to total $4,590,696. The city’s total share of the cost would be $884,039.
The project would extend Fite Road to connect McLean Road to Veterans Drive.
The city council voted unanimously to approve an advanced funding agreement with the state for the Max Road Project.
Under the agreement, the city would pay $1,290,123 as the local share of the road project, which is estimated to have a total cost of $6,707,617. The project would complete realignment of Max Road with FM 518, and complete widening of the road to its intersection with Hughes Ranch Road.
The city council voted 4-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to award a bid to the Pearland Reporter News as the city’s official newspaper of record for the publication of city legal notices.
The Pearland Reporter News provided the lower of two bids on the contract, with a unit price of $2.75 per column inch.
The city council postponed action on a contract with the Gulf Coast Center – Connect Transit, to provide transportation services for the city. Under the contract, Connect Transit would provide transportation services for eligible residents. Eligible residents would be those 60 years of age or older, disable, or low income designated individuals or families.
The item was postponed for council to gather further information.
The city council voted unanimously to award an estimated $240,000 contract to Donmar Grading, Inc. for ditch cleaning services.
Donmar was the only company to respond to bid notices provided by the city. A renewal option was available with the current company providing the work, Reliant Sand and Construction, Inc., but was not exercised. Donmar had previously contracted with the city for ditch cleaning.
Donmar provided a bid of $2.61 per linear foot for cleaning of the city’s ditches. Reliant had provided services at a cost of $2.14 per linear foot.
“While public works staff recognizes that this represents a considerable increase over the previous contract pricing, they believe it to be in the best interest of the city to award the bid to Donmar, given the vendor’s level of performance on previous city work,” City Manager Bill Eisen said.
The city council voted unanimously to direct staff to move forward as discussed regarding pending litigation. Discussion on the items was held during an executive session.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda