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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Thursday, May 03, 2018

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Phil Cayten and Don Harrison opposed, to approve, on first reading, a variance to the city's Code of Ordinances regarding the floor area ratio and number of units per complex, project location, and 9-11 bond and insurance, for a multi-family residential development to be constructed on the northeast corner of Middlebrook Drive and Bay Area Boulevard.

Cayten stated that the council had, in years past, tightened ordinances regarding apartment buildings, and that he was “sticking to his guns” on the request. Listen (6:19)

Council members Thomas Schoenbein and Cary Bass spoke in favor of the project.

Harrison said the city was providing “too many variances” and that many involved apartment buildings.

“I remember the days that we had campaigns to not build anymore apartments,” Harrison said.

The city council voted 8-1, with Sammy Casados opposed, to approve personnel changes.

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on various contracts for projects underway in the city, including:

  • $11,874 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the West Lane Reconstruction Project
  • $42,279 to McKinney Construction, Inc. for the Eagle Avenue Waterline Replacement Project
  • $22,241 to McKinney Construction for the McMasters Avenue Waterline Replacement Project
  • $141,606 to Peltier Brothers Construction, LTD for the WWTP Consolidation Project, Phase 1
  • $132,197 to Progressive Commercial Aquatics, Inc. for the Sunset Pool Renovation
  • $102,765 to Transtex Construction, LLC for the Jasmine Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, the purchase of two Pasadena Impel Pumper Trucks from Siddons-Martin Emergency Group for $173,774 to be appropriated from the 2017 Certificate of Obligation Fund Balance.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, the renewal of property and windstorm insurance coverage for a one-year term through McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, award of a $2,276,165 contract with Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Pansy Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project, Phase 1.

The city council voted unanimously to suspend the effective date of an application for a rate increase under the Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation for natural gas service.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council members Cody Ray Wheeler and Felipe Villarreal were absent. Agenda






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