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Brazoria County
Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a master services agreement, in an amount not to exceed $1,587,764, with Ardurra Group, LLC, for services associated with the Surface Water Plant Program.

Ardurra will provide oversight and coordination of the three design teams performing preliminary engineering report work for the city's future surface water plant, and update of the city-wide water master plan and support activities.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $1,246,507 contract to Freese Nichols, Inc. for preliminary design of Surface Plant Package No. 1, and appropriating an additional $1.9 million from Texas Water Development Board bond proceeds.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $4,602,979 contract to CDM Smith, Inc. for prelminary design services associated with Surface Plant Package No. 2.

The city council voted unanimously to award a $1,100,272 contract to Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for design services associated with Surface Plant Package No. 3.

The city has been granted $10,225,000 in low-interest loans for planning, preliminary engineering and pilot plant work related to the surface water plant project, which will be used to fund the contracts.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution denying a distribution cost recovery factor rate increase filed by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC.

CenterPoint had filed a rate increase of $44 million in annual revenues, effective September 1, for its electricity customers.

The city council voted unanimously to award an estimated $2,090,194 contract to IPR South Central, LLC for sanitary sewer rehabilitation services for a one-year period.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a resolution granting Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 21 the power to finance recreational facilities.

The city council voted unanimously to deny a resolution granting Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 22 the power to finance recreational facilities.

Both districts serve the Lakes of Savannah subdivision, and had petitioned the city to allow them to issue debt, not to exceed 1 percent of the total valuation for property in the districts, for recreational facilities. The districts had developed a park plan and cost summary for an estimated $4.5 million in eligible expenses.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Derrick Reed was absent. Agenda




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