Austin City Coun­cil ac­tions

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE -

At its meet­ing Thurs­day, the City Coun­cil:

Agreed to buy a Bud­get Rent A Car ser­vice cen­ter at AustinBergstrom In­ter­na­tional Air­port for $312,500 to use as a stag­ing area for taxis, limos and other ve­hi­cles, and to con­vert a build­ing there into a cli­mate-con­trolled wait­ing area for cab driv­ers.

Ap­proved an agree­ment with a con­sor­tium of rental car com­pa­nies to de­sign and plan a new rental car fa­cil­ity for $7 mil­lion.

Ap­proved a $250,000 con­tract with Hensel Phelps Con­struc­tion to do pre-con­struc­tion work for a new cen­tral li­brary.

Agreed to pay $1.7 mil­lion to buy and de­mol­ish four prop­er­ties in the Wil­liamson Creek flood plain.

Ap­proved a $1.4 mil­lion con­tract with Mu­niz Con­crete & Con­tract­ing for dis­abled-ac­ces­si­ble side­walk and ramp im­prove­ments city­wide.

Ap­proved $61,500 to sta­bi­lize the home at 2006 Can­ter­bury St., whose owner ex­ca­vated a large space be­neath the home.

Ap­proved con­tracts to­tal­ing $4 mil­lion with three firms to pro­vide en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices for a new wa­ter treat­ment plant.

Ap­proved a $350,000 con­tract with Flintco Inc. for de­sign ser­vices for an Asian Amer­i­can Re­source Cen­ter.

Ap­proved a $1.5 mil­lion agree­ment with Ped­er­nales Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive to re­lo­cate power lines for a new wa­ter treat­ment plant.

Agreed to add $100,000 to con­tracts with two law firms, for a to­tal of $152,000 each, to pro­vide le­gal ser­vices re­lated to Lions Mu­nic­i­pal Golf Course and the Uni­ver­sity of Texas-owned land known as the Brack­en­ridge tract.

Ac­cepted a $100,000 grant to hire a chief ser­vice of­fi­cer to pro­mote vol­un­teerism.

Ap­proved an agree­ment with the Uni­ver­sity of Texas to have nurs­ing stu­dents of­fer free health in­for­ma­tion at city park fa­cil­i­ties.

Ap­proved an $8.6 mil­lion con­tract with the YMCA of Austin to build and run a recre­ation cen­ter on West Rund­berg Lane.

Agreed to re­quire worker rest breaks at con­struc­tion sites.

Agreed to name land in the Bal­cones Cany­on­lands Pre­serve the Sam Hamil­ton Me­mo­rial Re­serve.

Agreed to ex­tend the time frame that pet own­ers can re­trieve lost an­i­mals from the city an­i­mal shel­ter from three days to three busi­ness days.

Agreed to write an or­di­nance to ban the re­tail sale of cats and dogs at pet stores.

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