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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Thursday, February 07, 2019

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Cody Ray Wheeler, Sammy Casados and Felipe Villarreal opposed, to reappoint Roy Mease to the Port of Houston Authority.

Wheeler initiated statements regarding Mease's involvement in a re-districting of the city council that was later ruled against in court, but was gaveled out or order by Mayor Jeff Wagner.

“This is nothing more than a continuation of protection of the good old boy network and I won't be supporting it,” Wheeler said. Listen (6:06)

Schoenbein noted that opportunity to discuss the matter was available in pre-council meetings.

“There is no one more qualified than Roy Mease to be on this board for the port commission,” Schoenbein said.

Other council members also stated their support of Mease. Casados, however, spoke regarding his opposition.

“He's not a man, in my opinion, that represents this city well, he's taken advantage of the city for over 30 years,” Casados said.

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

  • Payments of $45,885, $79,990 and $46,550 to CFG Industries for Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation
  • Payments of $66,757 and $40,042 to D&W Contractors, Inc. for 2018 Annual Paving and Drainage Improvements
  • $5,059 GW Phillips Concrete Construction, Inc. for the Bearle Street Reconstruction Project
  • $157,877 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Pansy Street Improvements Project
  • $500,242 to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the Richey Road Reconstruction Project
  • $93,547 to Southwest Signal Supply, Inc. for the third phase of the Spencer Highway Traffic Signal Project

The city council voted unanimously to approve the payment of miscellaneous claims and invoices. Council Member Cary Bass abstained on any items related to Bass & Meineke.

The city council voted 7-2, with Casados and Schoenbein opposed, to approve personnel changes.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, annual contracts with GT Distributors, Inc. and Central Police Supply for the purchase of police duty gear, badges and accessories.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, payment of $77,847 to the Houston Area Library Automated Network for consortium fees for the Pasadena Public Library.

The city council voted unanimously to award, on first reading, a $2,652,236 contract to Sirrus Engineers, Inc. for design services for drainage mitigation projects A-1, A-4 and HH, to be funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The contract was one of several approved for FEMA funded drainage projects totaling more than $15 million.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first readign, award of an $11,710,000 contract to Horizon International Group for the construction of the new municipal court building.

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

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