CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A2000-R-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JANUARY 24, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.ROLL CALL

 

IV.     MINUTES

      Approval of the minutes of December 20, 1999.

 

 V.     COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

Announcements

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognition of the City of Laredo Health Department’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program staff for having received three (3) Statewide Performance Recognition Awards.

 

b.     Recognition of the 2nd Annual Border Rumble Savate Championships on January 28, 2000, Prof. Paul Raymond Buitron III.

 

        VI.      APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

             VII.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing concerning an application by Vimosa II, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 20, Block 5, Sierra Vista Police Station Plat, located on the north side of Sierra Vista Blvd. and east of Hwy 83, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 20, Block 5, Sierra Vista Police Station Plat, located on the north side of Sierra Vista Blvd. and east of Hwy 83, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).

 

 

2.   Public hearing concerning an application by Laredo International Airport, authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above ground fuel tanks on Lot 4, Block 1, Laredo International Airport Manufacturing Facilities, located at 5513 Thomas Ave.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above ground fuel tanks on Lot 4, Block 1, Laredo International Airport Manufacturing Facilities, located at 5513 Thomas Ave.

 

 

3.   Public hearing concerning an application by Killam Oil Company, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.0441 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Hwy 59, from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.0441 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Hwy 59, from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

 

4.   Public hearing concerning an application by Killam Oil Company, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.000 acres, as further described by metes and bounds       on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Hwy. 59, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-O (Residential/Office District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.000 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Hwy. 59, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-O (Residential/Office District).

 

 

5.   Public hearing concerning an application by Danny Magee, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.6740 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.6740 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and south of Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

 

 

6.   Public hearing concerning an application by Enrique Pena, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3 and 4, Block 98, Eastern Division, located at 809 Market St., from B-3 (Community Business) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3 and 4, Block 98, Eastern Division, located at 809 Market St., from B-3 (Community Business) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

 

7.   Public hearing concerning an application by Carlos M. Saeb, Javier Elizondo, and Arnold Maldonado, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 4.7714 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located at the northwest corner of Springfield Ave. and Calle Del Norte Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 4.7714 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached exhibit “A”, located at the northwest corner of Springfield Ave. and Calle Del Norte Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

 

 

8.   Public hearing concerning an application by Enrique Arce, Inc., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1-A and 1-B, Block 3, G&M Apartment and Townhouse Project, Del Mar Hills, located at the southeast corner of Del Mar Blvd. and Village Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District)  to B-1 (Limited Business District).  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended denial of the B-1 zoning and approval of R-O zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1-A and 1-B, Block 3, G&M Apartment and Townhouse Project, Del Mar Hills, located at the southeast corner of Del Mar Blvd. and Village Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District)  to B-1 (Limited Business District).

 

 

9.   Public hearing concerning an application by N.D. Hachar Trust, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 566.409 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”,  located east of  the intersection of FM 1472 and FM 3338, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 566.409 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”,  located east of  the intersection of FM 1472 and FM 3338, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

 

10.       Public hearing concerning an application by Alfonso Arguindegui, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the south 75 ft. of Lot 1, the south 75 ft. of the west 49 ft. of Lot 2, and the north 36.11 ft. of Lots 1 & 2, Block 59, Western Division, located at 801 and 803 Flores Ave., from CBD (Central Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the south 75 ft. of Lot 1, the south 75 ft. of the west 49 ft. of Lot 2, and the north 36.11 ft. of Lots 1 & 2, Block 59, Western Division, located at 801 and 803 Flores Ave., from CBD (Central Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

 

11.        Public hearing and introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Laredo’s Solid Waste Management Fund annual budget by appropriating capital lease proceeds in the amount of $899,856 for the lease purchase of eight (8) garbage trucks for the Sanitation Division.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Ordinance amending the City of Laredo fiscal year 2000 Solid Waste Management Fund Annual Budget by appropriating capital lease proceeds in the amount of $899,856 for the lease purchase of eight (8) garbage trucks for the Sanitation Division.

 

 

 

      VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

12.     A.  Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni
 
1.     Status report on the progress by the City in acquiring jet service, with possible action.

 

2.      Status report on the paving of City right-of-way and Tex-Mex Railway right-of-way at Guadalupe and Arkansas, with possible action.

 

3. Discussion with possible action on the continuing problem with tractor trailers parking on City property on the 2300 and 2400 block of Saunders (old K-Mart parking lot).

 

B.      Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.      Discussion with possible action on the traffic congestion along the Mines Road.

 
C.  Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.      Status report on the traffic problems along Northpoint and around the Amparo Gutierrez Elementary School, with possible action.      

 

2.     Discussion with possible action in developing program on vandelism problems at City’s parks, enforcing curfew, more involvement from the community police, increasing park vandelism fines, demand restitution, establish Crime Watch Program for areas around parks and a reward program.

 

     D. Request by Council Member Mario G. Alvarado

1.      Status report on Mines Road Task Force activities and/or recommendations for traffic control on FM1472, with possible action.

 

2.      Presentation by David Leija requesting speed humps along Lowry Road with possible action.                 

                                                                 

 

           

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

     IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

13.      Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the

            Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc. (WBCA) for   

            approximately one (1.0) acre of land located on the north end of the 

            Air Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport for the

            purpose of hosting the Air Show 2000. Lease term is for one (1) day 

            commencing on February 20, 2000. Rental obligation will be $1.00

            because this event is free to the public. This event complements the 

            rest of the activities celebrated by the WBCA.

 

 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

14. 2000-O-018  Ordinance approving the acquisition of an approximate          

                      8.973 acre tract (surface only including improvements located

                      thereon) of non-aeronautical use land located at the Laredo

                      International Airport by the City of Laredo General Fund from

                      the City of Laredo Airport Fund. The subject property will be

                      donated to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas for   

                      the public purpose of establishing and operating an extension

                      campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at

                      San Antonio in accordance with Section 272.001 (j) of the

                      Local Government Code. The fair market value of the subject

                      8.973 acre tract is $1,446,000.00.

 

   2000-O-019  Ordinance approving the donation of an approximate 8.973

acre tract (surface only including improvements located   thereon) of non-aeronautical use land located at the Laredo International Airport to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas for the public purpose of establishing and operating an extension campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in accordance with Section 272.001 (j) of the Local Government Code and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary conveyance documents. The Fair Market Value of the subject property is $1,836,000.00.      

            

    2000-O-020      Ordinance approving an amendment of the contract with the Texas Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $42,040 for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project, of the City Laredo Health Department for the period beginning November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2000; and increase revenue line item 226-0000-323-4055 from $0 to $42,040 and expenditure line item 226-6020 from $0 to $42,040.

 

   2000-O-021      Ordinance amending Chapter 15 (Health and Sanitation) of the Code of Ordinances by establishing Article IV (Tire Business Registration), providing definitions, tire business registration, application, and terms of registration, terms of renewal, terms of suspension and revocation, fees, disposal of tires, providing for penalty, injunctive relief, severability, a publication schedule and establishing an effective date (as amended).

 

2000-O-022      Public hearing amending the FY 1999-2000 budget in the amount of $15,000 for the Special Projects Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2000, through September 30, 2000. The funding sources for these projects are comprised of various organizations who contribute or donate funds to the Health Department for the purpose of carrying out special activities or events.

 

    2000-O-023      Ordinance on the approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $130,520 for local staffing of the Childhood Immunization Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health Department; $30,742 in state-paid staff; and approximately $990,497 in vaccines for the period beginning January 1, 2000 through August 31, 2000; and increasing revenue line item 226-000-323-4056 from $0 to $130,520 and expenditure line item 226-6019 from $0 to $130,520.

 

    2000-O-024      Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with International Schools for approximately 102,676 square feet of land located at 4618 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on February 1, 2000 and ending on January 31, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending January 31, 2002 and January 31, 2003. New monthly rent shall be $1,100.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index, providing for an effective date. Current monthly rent is $1,000.00.

 

    2000-O-025      Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with IRCO Corporation for approximately 47,934 square feet located at 4705 Daugherty Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Lease term is for twenty (20) years commencing on January 1, 2000 and ending on December 31, 2019 and may be extended for two (2) consecutive terms of ten (10) years each ending on December 31, 2029 and December 31, 2039. Monthly rent shall be $680.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by the Fair Market Rental Value Appraisal on the 10th, 20th and 30th anniversaries, providing for an effective date.

 

 

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 

15. 2000-R-004      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement between the City of Laredo, International Bank of Commerce and IRCO Corporation, thereby Subordinating the Lease Agreement authorized by Ordinance No. 92-0-182 dated October 5, 1992, at the Laredo International airport, to the Bank’s Mortgage.

 

16. 2000-R-013       Authorizing the City Manager to inform the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) that the City of Laredo wishes to be recognized as the Designated Management Agency (DMA) for the projects associated with the Colonias application in accordance with the requirements of Section 209 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended.

 

 

         

        XII.            MOTIONS

 

17. Consideration to adopt the Implementation Procedures Manual as the

official administrative and procedural policy guidance document for the Residential Sound Insulation Program, which is a component of the City of Laredo International Airport Noise Compatibility Program as administered by the Department of Community Development.

 

18. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to request interest

statements from professional firms interested in providing consultant services for the complete marketing plan of the upcoming Automated Vehicle Identification and Weigh In Motion systems. This is to include the development of a logo and the name of City’s transponders.

 

19. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to award a professional

services contract to Trinity Testing Laboratories, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $23,655.00 to provide laboratory, sampling and testing services of materials for quality control for the City of Laredo Service Center (EDA Project No. 08-01-03159). Funding is available in the Department of Public Works Infrastructure Development Testing Fees.

                 

20. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve the selection of consultant HNTB Corporation, Houston, Texas to provide professional services for wetlands assessment and mitigation for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

                 

21. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve the selection of consultant SCS Engineers, Dallas, Texas to provide professional engineering services for the Emission Guidelines and Title V for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

22. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve the selection of consultant Howland Surveying Company, Inc., Laredo, Texas to provide engineering and surveying services for the FY-2000 for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

                  23. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve the selection   of consultant Secor International, Houston, Texas to provide engineering and Construction Quality Assurance services for Type IV cells for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

                       

                   24.Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve a General

 Fund Aid to Other Agencies Interlocal Government Agreement with   

   the County of Webb for both the Meals on Wheels Program and the  

   Elderly Nutrition Program of the Community Action Agency (CAA) for

   the Fiscal Year October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. The

   Meals on Wheels contract is for a total of $18,750 and the Elderly

   Nutrition Program contract is for a total of $20,000.

 

   25.Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend the contract   

        between the City of Laredo and the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra

        for the fiscal year 1999-2000 to increase funding from $25,000 to

        $37,000 as directed by City Council on January 3rd, 2000 and

        authorizing the City Manager to execute such amendment.

 

 

 

26. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a       

Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the U.S. Customs Service, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Laredo Transportation Association, Mercy Regional Medical Hospital, and other state or local agencies and organizations as may later be identified, as the means to establish a core group of agencies to organize, plan and implement InteIligent Transporation Systems (ITS) activities for the Laredo region. The Laredo District Office of TxDOT would serve as the lead agency.

 

  27. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to award a contract to  Gerardo L. Salazar to paint a City of Laredo garbage truck with a Recycling Theme for a fee of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) which includes labor and materials.

 

28. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit FY2001 TEA-21                          

      Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot  

      Program Discretionary Grant Applications to the Federal Highway

      Administration (FHWA) in support of the design and planning of the

      Cuatro Vientos Trade Corridor Project, Phase I ($1,562,000) and the

      preparation of  engineering plans and specifications of El Portal

      Riverfront Park and Scenic Road Project ($1,026,630), and further

      authorizing the City Manager to execute any and all documents

      resulting from such submission.

                      

                 29. Consideration for approval of change order no. 2, a net decrease of     

                       $17,821.60 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place,

                       acceptance of the Tinaja/Chacon Pilot Channel Improvements from

                       Louisiana Avenue to U.S. Hwy 83 and approval of final payment in the

                       amount of $64,663.10 to Ramos Industries, Inc., Pasadena, Texas.

                       Final construction contract amount is $399,469.40. Funding is

                       available in the Community Development Chacon Pilot Channel CD

                       Projects.

 

30.  Consideration for approval of change order no. 3 a net decrease of $37,415.18 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place and to add an additional 22 working days to the construction contract time due to weather and cement shortage, acceptance of the Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal and Related Airside Landside Improvements Phase D – New Parallel Taxiway; approval to retain $10,000.00 for the completion of pending punch list items, and approval to release partial retainage in the amount of $3,358,810.79. Funding is available in the FAA – Noise Abatement Parallel Taxiway “D” Improvements Other Than Buildings.

 

 

      XIII.            STAFF REPORT

 

31. Status report from the Non-Profit Management and Volunteer Center

with staff recommendations and possible action and presentation of      revisted funding criteria for Third Party Agencies, with possible action.

 

32. Status report on the World Trade Bridge (Fourth Bridge).

 

XIV.       ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accesble to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                          

                                          __________________________________

                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                          City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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