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City Council Actions

January 30, 2024

Item 32

Ordinance authorizing Real Property Exchange Agreement with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority and the conveyance and exchange of 1208
Peabody Avenue & 1622 Van Loan Avenue for 2011 Palm Drive & 2101 Van Loan Avenue and provide additional payment thereof in the amount of
$3,000, located in Council District 1 with funding available from SWIFT Fund.

 

Sponsors: Engineering Services and Corpus Christi Water

January 30, 2024

Item 8

Second reading

Ordinance authorizing amendment number three to the Master Services Agreement with Freese and Nichols in an amount up to $3,779,994 for the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant Project for Procurement Support Services for a total amount not to exceed $9,033,994; appropriating $3,779,994 from the Raw Water and Drought Surcharge funds reserve balances; and amending the FY 2024 Capital and Operating Budgets.
 

Sponsors: Contracts and Procurement, Engineering Services and Utilities Department

January 30, 2024

Item 7

Second reading

Ordinance authorizing the execution of all documents with American Electric Power, Texas, associated with construction of the interconnection of the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant to the Electric Council of Texas electric transmission grid in the amount of $3,062,880, and for the conveyance of property rights and/or modifications of existing
contracts for the purchase of real property to transfer interest(s) in property as required by American Electric Power, Texas or its authorized related entities for the construction of said project, located in Council District 1 with FY 2024 funding available from the City’s State Water Implementation Revenue Fund Texas Loan-2020.


Sponsors: Utilities Department

January 30, 2024

Item 6

Second reading

Ordinance authorizing the execution of all documents necessary to apply for and accept the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Grants for the construction of the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant; and
appropriating funds.

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

January 30, 2024

Item 5

Second reading

Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas authorizing the private placement issuance of its Utility System Senior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds with the Texas Water Development Board in one or more series (as designated by purpose and series) for water,
wastewater, and stormwater utility improvements in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000, within set parameters; making provisions for the payment and security thereof by a first and prior lien on and pledge of the net revenues of the City’s Utility System on a parity with certain currently outstanding Utility System Revenue Obligations; stipulating the terms and conditions for the issuance of additional revenue bonds on a parity therewith; prescribing the form, terms, conditions, and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, and delivery of one or more series of bonds; appropriating the proceeds from the sale of the bonds; authorizing the execution of one or more paying agent/registrar
agreements and one or more escrow agreements; complying with the requirements imposed by the letter of representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; complying with the regulations promulgated by the Texas Water Development Board; delegating authority to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Finance and Procurement to execute certain documents relating to the sale of each series of bonds; authorizing the execution and approval of a
financing agreement between the City and the Texas Water Development Board related to the bonds; enacting other provisions incident and related to the subject and purpose of this ordinance; and providing an effective date.


Sponsors: Finance & Procurement

January 30, 2024

Item 4

Second reading

Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas authorizing the private placement issuance of its Utility System Senior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds with the Texas Water Development Board in one or more series (as designated by purpose and series) for water,
wastewater, and stormwater utility improvements in an amount not to exceed $211,050,000, within set parameters; making provisions for the payment and security thereof by a first and prior lien on and pledge of the net revenues of the City’s Utility System on a parity with certain currently outstanding Utility System Revenue Obligations; stipulating the terms and conditions for the issuance of additional revenue bonds on a parity therewith; prescribing the form, terms, conditions, and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, and delivery of one or more paying agent/registrar agreements and one or more escrow agreements; complying with the requirements imposed by the letter of representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; complying with the regulations promulgated by the Texas Water Development Board; delegating authority to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Finance and Procurement to execute certain documents relating to the sale of each series of bonds; authorizing the execution and approval of a financing agreement between the City and the Texas Water Development Board related to the bonds; enacting other provisions incident and related to the subject and purpose of this ordinance; and providing an effective date.

Sponsors: Finance & Procurement

January 23, 2024

Item 9

First reading

Ordinance authorizing amendment number three to the Master Services Agreement with Freese and Nichols in an amount up to $3,779,994 for the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant Project for Procurement Support Services for a total amount not to exceed $9,033,994; appropriating $3,779,994 from the Raw Water and Drought Surcharge funds reserve balances; and amending the FY 2024 Capital and Operating Budgets.
 

Sponsors: Contracts and Procurement, Engineering Services and Utilities Department

January 23, 2024

Item 8

First reading

Ordinance authorizing the execution of all documents with American Electric Power, Texas, associated with construction of the interconnection of the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant to the Electric Council of Texas electric transmission grid in the amount of $3,062,880, and for the conveyance of property rights and/or modifications of existing
contracts for the purchase of real property to transfer interest(s) in property as required by American Electric Power, Texas or its authorized related entities for the construction of said project, located in Council District 1 with FY 2024 funding available from the City’s State Water Implementation Revenue Fund Texas Loan-2020.


Sponsors: Utilities Department

January 23, 2024

Item 7

First reading

Ordinance authorizing the execution of all documents necessary to apply for and accept the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Grants for the construction of the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant; and
appropriating funds.

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

January 23, 2024

Item 6

First reading

Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas authorizing the private placement issuance of its Utility System Senior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds with the Texas Water Development Board in one or more series (as designated by purpose and series) for water,
wastewater, and stormwater utility improvements in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000, within set parameters; making provisions for the payment and security thereof by a first and prior lien on and pledge of the net revenues of the City’s Utility System on a parity with certain currently outstanding Utility System Revenue Obligations; stipulating the terms and conditions for the issuance of additional revenue bonds on a parity therewith; prescribing the form, terms, conditions, and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, and delivery of one or more series of bonds; appropriating the proceeds from the sale of the bonds; authorizing the execution of one or more paying agent/registrar
agreements and one or more escrow agreements; complying with the requirements imposed by the letter of representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; complying with the regulations promulgated by the Texas Water Development Board; delegating authority to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Finance and Procurement to execute certain documents relating to the sale of each series of bonds; authorizing the execution and approval of a
financing agreement between the City and the Texas Water Development Board related to the bonds; enacting other provisions incident and related to the subject and purpose of this ordinance; and providing an effective date.


Sponsors: Finance & Procurement

January 23, 2024

Item 5

Resolution authorizing execution of all documents necessary to make an abridged and full application to the Texas Water Development Board for an amount up to $535,110,000 for the Inner Harbor Seawater Desalination Treatment Plant from the State Water Implementation Fund to complete the Project.
 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water
 

January 23, 2024

Item 4

Resolution relating to the City’s intention to reimburse itself for the prior lawful expenditure of funds relating to any capital expenditures from the proceeds of one or more series of tax-exempt or taxable obligations to be issued by the City in an aggregate amount not to exceed $211,050,000 for authorized purposes; authorizing other matters incident and related thereto; and providing an effective date.
 

Sponsors: Finance & Procurement

January 23, 2024

Item 3

First reading

Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas authorizing the private placement issuance of its Utility System Senior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds with the Texas Water Development Board in one or more series (as designated by purpose and series) for water,
wastewater, and stormwater utility improvements in an amount not to exceed $211,050,000, within set parameters; making provisions for the payment and security thereof by a first and prior lien on and pledge of the net revenues of the City’s Utility System on a parity with certain currently outstanding Utility System Revenue Obligations; stipulating the terms and conditions for the issuance of additional revenue bonds on a parity therewith; prescribing the form, terms, conditions, and resolving other matters incident and related to the issuance, sale, and delivery of one or more paying agent/registrar agreements and one or more escrow agreements; complying with the requirements imposed by the letter of representations previously executed with the Depository Trust Company; complying with the regulations promulgated by the Texas Water Development Board; delegating authority to the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Finance and Procurement to execute certain documents relating to the sale of each series of bonds; authorizing the execution and approval of a financing agreement between the City and the Texas Water Development Board related to the bonds; enacting other provisions incident and related to the subject and purpose of this ordinance; and providing an effective date.

Sponsors: Finance & Procurement

October 18, 2023

Item 21

Ordinance authorizing a professional services contract with Freese and Nichols, Corpus Christi, to perform engineering services for the United States Bureau of Reclamation Title XVI Desalination Construction Grant Program in an amount not to exceed $220,517.00, appropriating $220,517.00 from the unreserved fund balance in the Drought Surcharge Exemption Fund; and amending the

FY 2024 Operating Budget.

Sponsors: Engineering Services, Corpus Christi Water and Contracts and Procurement

October 10, 2023

Item 25

Discussion with possible action regarding a Memorandum of Understanding with Port of Corpus Christi Authority on Desalination as proposed by Councilman Mike Pusley, Councilman Dan Suckley, and Councilman Gil Hernandez.

March 21, 2023

Item 15

City Council discussion on whether the City of Corpus Christi should collaborate with the Port of Corpus Christi on seawater desalination, with possible action.
 

Sponsors: Legal Department

February 28, 2023

Item 15

Motion authorizing a professional service agreement with HDR in the amount of $94,090.00 to evaluate an additional water supply strategy (Evangeline Groundwater Evaluation) to be integrated into the City’s current water system to address impacts of growth, drought and regional water demands with funding from the FY 2023 Water Fund.
 

Sponsors: Engineering Services, Corpus Christi Water and Contracts and Procurement

January 31, 2023

Item 5

Briefing by CCW (Corpus Christi Water) on recommended changes to the current Drought Contingency Plan and reviewing the new Water Conservation 365 Plan including conservation initiatives for 2023 and beyond.

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

December 20, 2022 

Item 40

One-Reading Ordinance authorizing execution of all documents necessary to acquire an underground utility easement from Union Pacific Railroad near Broadway Street and Palm Drive; declaring a public use and necessity; and authorizing the City Manager to institute condemnation by eminent domain proceedings to acquire an underground utility easement for water supply projects across railroad right-of-way near Broadway Street and Palm Drive in a manner that does not interfere with transportation by rail carriers or operation of railroad tracks or railroad facilities. (Requires 2/3 Vote)

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

December 20, 2022 

Item 39

One-Reading Ordinance authorizing execution of all documents necessary to acquire approximately 12.4 acres of real property and 11.3 acres of easements from Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC, and related entities across property owned by said company and related entities at or near Nueces Bay Boulevard and Broadway Street, extending into the Corpus Christi Industrial Canal, for public use as water supply projects, including approval of development agreements in a total amount of up to $5,455,000 previously approved by City Council; declaring a public necessity; providing for the City of Corpus Christi to authorize the use of the power of eminent domain to acquire the aforementioned areas for water supply projects; the consideration of the use of eminent domain to condemn property by a single record vote for all units of property to be acquired herein; and delegating authority to initiate condemnation proceedings and execute related documents to the City Manager. (Requires 2/3 Vote)

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

June 14, 2022 

Item 22

Statement from City Manager on initiating Stage 1 Drought Restrictions and a staff update on water & weather forecast

 

Sponsors: Corpus Christi Water

May 24, 2022 

Item 17

Motion authorizing a professional services contract with American Electric Power, Texas, to provide preliminary engineering and regulatory work associated with interconnection of the City's Inner Harbor Seawater desalination plant to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas electric transmission grid in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, located in Council District 1, with FY 2022 funding available from State Water Implementation Fund Texas Loan-2020.

 

Sponsors: Engineering Services, Water Utilities Department and Finance & Procurement

May 10, 2022 

Executive

Session

Motion to authorize preparation of final contract documents for the purchase of approximately 12.5 acres of property and 11 acres of easements from Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC and related entities in the vicinity of Nueces Bay Boulevard, Broadway Street, and the Inner Harbor for a seawater desalination plant in an amount of $5,455,000, which will include an option period of 3 years and potential additional option time to allow for permitting and prerequisites related to a development agreement pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Chapter 212, a right to repurchase in the event of termination of the project, requirements related to insurance, soil management, environmental sampling, and limits on use of the property.

April 19, 2022 

Executive

Session

Resolution requesting the Port of Corpus Christi withdraw its application for SWIFT funding from the Texas Water Development Board and End any and all Attempts to become a Water Producer or Distributor

 

Whereas, the City of Corpus Christi (City) is the supplier of water for the surrounding region, which includes communities in Kleberg County, Jim Wells County, Live Oak County, Aransas County, Nueces County, Bee County, and San Patricio County;

 

Whereas, it is the mission of the City of Corpus Christi to effectively manage the region’s water supply, production, and distribution through the operation and maintenance of the water system to meet water supply needs; to provide safe drinking water; to review the design and construction of water facilities that will ensure water system reliability to meet projected growth; and to identify and meet consumer needs and expectations.

 

Whereas, the City has submitted applications for a drought resistant and affordable water source to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for permits for desalination plants at the Inner Harbor Ship Channel Site and the La Quinta Channel Seawater Desalination Site;

 

Whereas, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port) has applied for a permit to discharge desalinated wastewater from a proposed desalination facility to be located on Harbor Island;

 

Whereas, Harbor Island is an area of recognized environmental sensitivity, and permits requested by the Port for desalination on this site has led to an intensified environmentalist response to the City’s permit applications;

 

Whereas, the City sent a letter to the Port on September 14, 2018 stating that the City is opposed to the Harbor Island location and is not interested in obtaining the permits for that location;

 

Whereas, the TCEQ Office of Public Interest Counsel (OPIC) has recommended denial of the Port’s requested discharge permit;

 

Whereas, the Port has requested funds via the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)

 

Whereas, the Port of Corpus Christi does not treat water and has no certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to distribute potable water in the Coastal Bend region and is acting beyond its standard capacity and its scope of service as a Navigation District;

 

Whereas, the City treats and distributes potable water in the Coastal Bend region and holds a CCN to distribute potable water in selected areas of Nueces County and the City serves as the regional water supplier in the Coastal Bend;  

 

Be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Corpus Christi, Texas:

 

Section 1. The City of Corpus Christi is the regional water supplier for seven counties in the Coastal Bend, including Nueces and San Patricio Counties and currently serves nearly 500,000 residents in the Coastal Bend region through a superior-rated public water system.

 

Section 2. The City requests the Port withdraw any and all applications for SWIFT funding from the TWDB and end any and all attempts to become a water producer or distributor.

January 25, 2022 

Item 23

Motion authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute all documents necessary to request an extension of the funding commitment for the receipt of State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) loan in the amount of $211,050,000 for one additional year, until 2023, for the design and construction of a desalination plant. This extension would provide additional time for state and federal agencies to issue permits related to a desalination plant and related facilities. 

Sponsors: Utilities Department

December 14, 2021 

Item 33

Resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate a final real estate term sheet necessary to acquire real property interests at or near the Inner Harbor Nueces Bay Boulevard and the La Quinta Channel for seawater desalination and treatment plant(s) from Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC and Occidental Chemical Corporation, respectively.

Sponsors: Utilities Department

October 13, 2020 

Item 20

First reading 

Ordinance authorizing the issuance of Utility System Junior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds, New Series 2020C in an amount not to exceed $11,425,000; providing for payment and security, by a junior and inferior lien on and pledge of the net revenues of the City’s utility system; stipulating terms and conditions for additional revenue bonds; and complying with Texas Water Development Board regulations; for a potential future seawater desalination plant. (Requires 2/3 vote)

 

Sponsors: Finance & Business Analysis

August 25, 2020 

Item 19 

Resolution authorizing the execution and approval of a Financing Agreement between the City of Corpus Christi and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) related to the City’s issuance, sale, and delivery of City Utility System Junior Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds in an amount not to exceed $11,425,000 to the TWDB with proceeds of said bonds to be used for a city desalination project and other matters in connection therewith.

 

Sponsors: Finance & Business Analysis

December 17, 2019

Item 29

Resolution authorizing the submission of applications to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for La Quinta Channel and Inner Harbor water rights diversion and discharge permits necessary for development of two seawater desalination plants and authorizing payment of permit fees in total amount not to exceed $450,000.

August 27, 2019

Presentation to Council 

Water supply trigger point factors and recommendations

January 22, 2019

Presentation to Council 

Seawater desalination project siting and permitting

September 25, 2018

Presentation to Council 

Seawater desalination project siting and permitting master service agreement

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