For more than 30 minutes during last Tuesday’s work session, the Office of the Attorney General gave its opioid settlement presentation to the Odessa City Council with the looming deadline of Jan. 2, 2022.
The city council will discuss the matter during its only scheduled meeting of December at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the fifth floor of City Hall in the City Council Chambers located at 411 W. Eighth St.
City manager Michael Marrero is scheduled to speak about considering adopting the State of Texas and Texas Political Subdivisions’ Opioid Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation Term Sheet regarding the substantial need for repayment of opioid-related expenditures and payment to abate opioid-related harms in the City of Odessa and Ector County.
The City of Odessa would be included in Region 14. As of Tuesday, the confirmed sign-ons in the region include the City of Alpine, City of Pecos and Pecos County, City of Midland and Midland County, City of Big Spring and Howard County and Reeves County.
Other items listed on the public hearing will be four presentations given by City of Odessa Planning Director Randy Brinlee. The presentations range from rezoning to approval for original zoning and specific use permit. The final is a request by Sarai Hernandez to allow a beauty shop-one chair accessory use in a single family-three zoning district in the Lawndale addition.
Delia Ortiz will also give a presentation to the city council about considering renewal for group life insurance, AD&D coverage and retiree life insurance with Standard Insurance Company.
The city council has a lengthy consent agenda that includes chemical purchases for the water treatment plant, purchasing street sweeper trucks and renewal of the radio system used by Odessa Fire Rescue and Odessa Police Department.
>> Consider approval of City Council minutes, November 23, 2021.
>> Consider approval of City Council Work Session minutes, December 7, 2021.
>> Consider approval of the request by Roger Gearhart, lessee, Torentino’s Inc., owner, for a specific use permit to allow a dance hall in a Retail (R) zoning district on Lot 43 UNIT 3A & 2.68% interest in common area, Block 13, Wedgewood (1541 John Ben Sheppard Parkway, Ste. 18) (Ordinance – Second and Final Approval).
>> Consider changes to modify Sec. 12-2-5 (One-Way Streets and Alleys) of the City Code of Ordinances. (Ordinance – Second and Final Approval).
>> Consider designating Industrial District 1-B as an Industrial District. (Resolution).
>> Consider designating Industrial District 1-C as an Industrial District. (Resolution).
>> Designating Lot 1, Block 1, Parkway RV Group, LLC as an Industrial District. (Resolution).
>> Consider annual renewal of Motorola P25 radio system maintenance/support.
>> Consider approval for purchase of street sweeper trucks for Street Department for $570,088.
>> Consider renewal of contract for property insurance with TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool.
>> Consider renewal of contract for benefits claims administration.
>> Consider renewal of medical stop-loss insurance with Berkshire Hathaway through Risk Strategies.
>> Consider renewal of excess worker’s comp insurance with Safety National Casualty.
>> Consider renewal of public entity liability Insurance with States Retention Group.
>> Recommend adoption of The Family Health Project, revision January 1, 2022.
>> Consider award of base bid for air handler unit C4 in the amount of $33,000 and alternate number one bid to existing air handler C1 Motor in the amount of $13,510 to Bosworth for the City of Odessa Municipal Court Air Handler Unit (AHU).
>> Consider bid award for liquid ammonium sulfate to Chameleon Industries for $0.158 per pound.
>> Consider bid award for sodium hydroxide to DPC Industries for $0.4410 per pound.
>> Consider bid award for liquid aluminum sulfate to Chameleon Industries for $415.00 per ton. >> Consider bid award for algicide to Hydroplus LTD for $14.85 per gallon.
>> Consider bid award for liquid/gas chlorine to DPC Industries for $1,485.00 per 1 ton cylinder and $250.00 per 150 lb. cylinder.