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Austin City Council spending for June 12, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Here is a detailed look at expenditures Austin City Council authorized on June 12, 2014:


·         $477,592 of rebates were authorized for energy efficiency improvements; $131,100 to CWS Allandale-McKinney, LP (Austin Midtown Apartments); $123,680 to CWS Brushy Creek, LP (The Marquis at Brushy Creek Apartments); $136,712 to Gables Residential (Central Park Apartments); and $86,100 to Hodson Capital, LLC (SoNA Apartment Homes). 

·         $766,100 of rebates were authorized for solar energy generation incentives; $81,190 ($8,119 per year over a 10-year period) to EEA Building Ltd. for its facility at 6615 Vaught Ranch Rd.; $210,160 ($21,016 per year over a 10-year period) to Hanover for its facility at 809 South Lamar Blvd.; $81,190 ($8,119 per year over a 10-year period) to Harcon Building Ltd. for its facility at 6601 Vaught Ranch Rd.; and $393,560 ($39,356 per year over a 10-year period) to Howdy Honda for its facility at 5519 E. Ben White Blvd.

·         $88,000 to Urban Matter Inc. for artwork for the Seaholm Redevelopment Project. 

·         $104,823 in additional funding for HIV services; $57,124 for Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Project: AIDS Services of Austin, Inc; $32,814 to Central Texas Community Health Centers, Inc.; $9,600 to Project Transactions, Inc.; and $5,285 to the Wright House Wellness Center.

·         $259,000 to Richard Rodriguez and Skeith, L.L.P., Austin, Texas, for legal services involving Billy Mercer et al v. City of Austin et al, which relates to the July 26, 2013 officer-involved shooting.

·         $313,670 to Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez, Austin, Texas, for legal services involving Billy Mercer et al v. City of Austin et al, which relates to the July 26, 2013 officer-involved shooting.

·         $461,000 to Webb & Webb Attorneys at Law, for legal services involving the administrative appeal to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of City of Austin wholesale water rates. This brings the current contract total to $958,000.

·         $162,630 to Cirrus Logic, Inc., for partial reimbursement of construction costs for Great Streets streetscape improvements at 800 West 6th St.

·         $200,000 for public works improvements on Del Robles Dr.; $100,000 for the design and construction of a new 300-foot long segment of Del Robles Dr. and $100,000 for improvements on Del Robles Dr.

·         $442,635 for the purchase of ion meter parts from Dealers Electrical Supply for Austin Energy.

·         $791,043 to Jae Construction Inc., for the purchase of substation surface rock for Austin Energy.

·         $5,237,000 to IBM Corporation for upgrades of the Customer Care and Billing System, which brings the current contract to $66,976,728.

·         $125,034 to Sun Tint, Inc., for window tinting services.

·         $301,975 to Dunbar Armored, Inc., or another qualified bidder for armored car services.

·         $3,387,435 to Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., for air packs and replacement parts for the Austin Fire Department.

·         $1,593,623 to Brazos Technology for information technology services for the Austin Police Department.

·         $350,000 to Firewatch America, LLC, for a wildfire detection sensor system and installation..

·         $10,260 to Gas Cylinder Services, LLC, dba Cylinder Services for hydrostatic cylinder testing for the Austin Fire Department.

·         $330,000 to Freeit Data Solutions, Inc., for the purchase and installation of two flash storage arrays for the Communications and Technology Department.

·         $120,000 to Farrwest Environmental Supply, Inc., for gas monitoring equipment and services.

·         $75,000 to Mobile Veterinary Specialist, PLLC, for specialty veterinary services for the Austin Animal Center.

·         $87,515 to Peabody General Contractors, Inc., for repairs to the Mabel Davis Leachate Lift Station of the Austin Water Utility.

·         $1,107,960 to Industrial Asphalt & Aggregates, LLC, for the purchase of concrete.

·         $117,600 to TBFC, LLC dba Ez Holiday Lights for tree lighting and maintenance services for the Economic Development Department.

·         $752,500 to the State of Texas Department of Information Resources cooperative purchasing program with The Whitlock Group for A/V equipment purchase and installation at City Hall.

·         $4,845,663 to Bridgestone Americans, Inc., dba GCR Tire Centers, Kando Partners dba Klingemann American Car Care Center, and Youngblood Automotive and Tire, LLC, for tubes and tires for city vehicles.


In total, the city spent $22,508,058 at Thursday’s meeting.

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