COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

2-18-03

 

 

SUBJECT:   FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-039

Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Washington’s

Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., for approximately fifteen (15.0)

acres of concrete ramp located on the southwest cargo ramp of the Air

Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for two

(2) days commencing on February 22, 2003 and ending on February 23,

2003.  City Council finds and declares that a valid public purpose would

be served in setting the daily rental fee at $1.00; providing for an effective date.

 

 

INITIATED BY:  Cynthia Collazo

                           Assistant City Attorney

 

STAFF SOURCE:  Jose L. Flores

                               Airport Director

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:   On February 3, 2003, Ordinance was introduced by City Council, and Staff was instructed to proceed.

 

BACKGROUND:            

 

The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc. (WBCA), requests the use of approximately fifteen (15.0) acres on the southwest end of the Air Operations Area for the purpose of hosting Air Show 2003.  This air show, which complements the rest of the activities celebrated by WBCA, is being co-sponsored by the City of Laredo and the Laredo International Airport.

 

WBCA proposes to bring in approximately 30 different types of airplanes to include civilian and military type aircraft.

 

The air show creates public goodwill for the airport.  City Council must find and declare that a valid public purpose would be served in order to charge a de minims daily rental fee of $1.00 for the lease.  Otherwise, no less than fair market value may be accepted as rental.

 

WBCA will be responsible for supplying the event with sufficient amount of security both inside the air show premises as well as the parking areas, portable restrooms and garbage storage and disposal, and general public liability insurance in the amount of $5.0 million to include the City of Laredo as co-insured.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:            Aeronautical Land Rent Revenues

                                               Account No. 242-0000-361-2070

                                               Daily Rent:  $1.00 x 2 Days = $2.00

 

City Council finds and declares that a valid public purpose would be served in setting the daily

rental fee at $1.00.

                                                                              

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:  The Airport Advisory Committee recommends approval.

 

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:  That the City Manager be authorized to execute a lease with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc.  

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-039

 

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A LEASE WITH THE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION, INC., (W.B.C.A.) FOR APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN (15.0) ACRES OF CONCRETE RAMP LOCATED ON THE SOUTHWEST CARGO RAMP OF THE AIR OPERATIONS AREA OF THE LAREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT;

1.         LEASE TERM IS FOR TWO (2) DAY ON FEBRUARY 22, 2003 AND ENDING ON FEBRUARY 23, 2003; 

2.         CITY COUNCIL FINDS AND DECLARES THAT A VALID PUBLIC PURPOSE WOULD BE SERVED IN SETTING THE DAILY RENTAL FEE AT $1.00; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

            WHEREAS, the Airport Director recommends that the City Council approve the proposed lease between the City of Laredo, as LESSOR, and Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., as LESSEE, for approximately fifteen (15.0) acres of concrete ramp located on the southwest cargo ramp of the Air Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport, as a contract and in furtherance of the development of the Laredo International Airport and as a support to the maintenance and operation of the Laredo International Airport.

 

            WHEREAS, the Airport Advisory Board finds that said lease and contract are in the best interest of the Airport; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Laredo declares a finding of fact that it is in the best interests of the entire community to lease the subject property to the W.B.C.A. for a nominal rental fee, since it will promote tourism which in turn benefits the local economy and thereby its citizens.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:         The City Manager be and is hereby authorized to execute a lease with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., for approximately fifteen (15.0) acres of concrete ramp located on the southwest cargo ramp of the Air Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport, a copy of which lease is attached hereto as Exhibit A, and incorporated herein as if set out at length for all intents and purposes.

 

Section 2:         That the City Council declares a finding of fact that it is in the best interests of the entire community to lease the subject property to the W.B.C.A. for a nominal rental fee, since it will promote tourism which in turn benefits the local economy and thereby its citizens.

 

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF LAREDO AND THE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION, INC.  (AIR SHOW 2003)

 

 

Section 3:         This Ordinance shall become effective upon passage hereof.

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS THE ____ DAY OF ________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

JAIME L. FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY

 

BY:_______________________

VALERIA M. ACEVEDO

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY