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File #: 19-5585   
Type: Purchase of Services
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance ratifying contracts with Big-Tex Contractors, Ida Ponce, Michael Ramirez, and JR Ramon & Sons, Inc. in the total amount of $107,706.00 for clearing debris and emergency structural repairs resulting from a storm on June 6, 2019. Funding was provided from the Development Services - Code Enforcement General Fund in the FY 2019 Adopted Budget. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Ellliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Certificate of Exemption - Storm Damages Clean-Up, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-08-22-0642
DEPARTMENT: Finance


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Ratification of Contracts for the Clearing of Debris and Emergency Structural Repairs

SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing the ratification of contracts with Big-Tex Contractors, Ida Ponce, Michael Ramirez, and JR Ramon & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $ 107,706.00, for debris removal services and incidental repairs as a result of a storm that occurred on June 6, 2019. Funding was provided from the Development Services - Code Enforcement General Fund in the FY 2019 Adopted Budget. These contracts were procured citing a Public Health and Safety exemption according to the provisions of Texas Statutes Local Government Code 252.022.02.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City of San Antonio's Development Services Department, Field Services Division, is made up of Code Enforcement officers and Building Inspectors. The Damage Assessment Team (DAT) is part of the Field Services Division and is comprised of 70 officers and inspectors that are specially trained to activate and assist when the emergency operation center becomes active due to a large weather event or a natural disaster. The DAT consists of thirty-six Code Enforcement Officers and thirty-four trade Inspectors (building, electrical and plumbing), all certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) five year training program and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
On June 6, 2019, a storm front of heavy rain and sustained straight line winds as high as 70 miles per hour caused significant damage to homes throughout the city. On the morning of June 7, 2019, the DAT team was activated. They assessed over 3,000 locations and found 135 locations needing some type of additional resources including, but not limited to, removing large tree limbs from resident's homes and yards. Of the 135 locations needing assistance, contractors completed work at 85 locations and 50 locations were assis...

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