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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to enter into a service agreement with the Greater Houston Port Bureau to provide vessel traffic movement data, in real time and historical, for a one-year period in the amount of $80,000, as well as subscribe to Harborlights for 25 users in the amount of $10,000.

The commission voted 5-2 to approve the appointment of Justin Jordan as a member of the HAS Development Corporation Board of Directors. The item was amended to appoint Commissioner *** DonCarlos should the appointee not be seated.

The commission voted unanimously to approve a one-year agreement with the Houston International Seafarers' Center to provide humanitarian services to seafarers whose vessels call at the terminals of the Port of Houston, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.

The commission voted unanimously to enter into an amended and restated industrial district agreement with the City of Pasadena and approve a payment of $4.5 million pursuant to the agreement.

The commission voted unanimously to rescind an award to Meltwater News US, Inc. to provide news release distribution and media monitoring services, and award contracts to Business Wire, Inc. to provide news distribution services in the amount of $16,746 per year, and CyberAlert, LLC/Glean.info to provide median monitoring services in the amount of $35,500 per year.

The commission voted unanimously to approve a 25-year lease agreemetn with two 5-year options with Dixie Cullen Interests, Inc. for lease of approximately 10.42 acres of land at 9100 Mississippi and 1100 Teal Street at an annual base rent of $300,000, beginning at full operations no later than the 25th month from the commencement date, and subject to an annual increase of the greater of 3 percent or the increase in the consumer price index.

The commission voted unanimously to authorize payment to the Harris County Appraisal District for appraisal services for FY2019 in an amount not to exceed $405,000 and authorize payment to the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector for tax collection services for the 2018 Tax Year in an amount not to exceed $1.1 million.

The commission voted unanimously to authorize the executive director to negotiate with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to concur with or modify the current tentatively selected plan for an agreed final recommendation of the federal feasibility study for Houston Ship Channel improvements.

The commission voted unanimously to authorize a settlement with Orion Marine Construction, LP, as discussed in closed session.

The commission took no action resulting from any other items discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda





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