CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A2000-R-009

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

APRIL 03, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.      ROLL CALL

 

IV.    MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of February 28, 2000 and March 6, 2000.

 

V.          COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognition of the 31 students from Amparo Gutierrez Elementary School on their Millennium Dreamers Award for the recording of their CD “Children of the Millennium”.

 

Communiqués

 

a.   A report from the Streets of Laredo Mall regarding the “Noche de Carnaval, Mardi Gras”, would like to thank the Council Members for the support received.

 

 

        VI.         APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

             VII.    PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.  Public hearing to approve a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census 2000, for in-kind funding request in the amount not to exceed $2,500.00 for the City of Laredo Health Department, Public Health Promotion Division, for the period beginning February 22, 2000, through June 30, 2000.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

                  Approval of a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census 2000, for in-kind funding in the amount not to exceed $2,500.00 for the City of Laredo Health Department, Public Health Promotion Division, for the period beginning February 22, 2000, through June 30, 2000.

 

2.  Public hearing to approve an amendment to the budget for the purpose of upgrading a .5 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caseworker position to a 1.0 FTE Caseworker position for the HIV Ryan White Title II Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning April 1, 2000, through March 31, 2001.  Funds are available in the project budget for this action.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

                  Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health for the purpose of upgrading a .5 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Caseworker position to a 1.0 Caseworker position for the HIV Ryan White Title II Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning April 1, 2000, through March 31, 2001.

 

 

3.     Public hearing concerning an application by Humberto Treviño Jr. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 31.803 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Loop 20, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a B-4 zoning.      

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 31.803 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Loop 20, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.

    

 

4.     Public hearing concerning an application by Arguindegui Oil Co. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.352 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Loop 20, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.       

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.352 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Loop 20, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.                

 

 

5.     Public hearing accepting donations for the City Cemetery Irrigation Project totaling $3,384.01 from Elks Lodge, Episcopal, Mexican Masonic, and Woodman Of The World Organization and amending the City of Laredo Annual Budget for 1999-2000 by appropriating donations to increase the Revenue & Expenses for the Cemetery Improvement Project under the Capital Improvement Fund in the same amount.                 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Accepting donations for the City Cemetery Irrigation Project totaling $3,384.01 from Elks Lodge, Episcopal, Mexican Masonic, and Woodman Of The World Organization and amending the City of Laredo Annual Budget for 1999-2000 by appropriating donations to increase the Revenue & Expenses for the Cemetery Improvement Project under the Capital Improvement Fund in the same amount.      

 

 

      VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

6.     A.  Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.     Presentation by Mr. Pete Gallegos with Gallegos Paving on the continuing theft of heavy equipment from city projects, with possible action.

 

2.     Status report on the demolition of two buildings on Cactus St. at the Laredo International Airport, with possible action.

 

3.     Status report on the cleanup of the creek intersecting Spur 400, with possible action.

 

4.     Discussion with possible action on conducting a traffic count at the 2600 block of Rosario St.

 

 

B.    Request by Council Member Joe A. Guerra

 

1.     Request by Dr. Rene Compean to discuss the condition of the baseball fields located in the various City Parks in North Laredo, with possible action.

 

 

C.    Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.     Discussion on the closing of the Jarvis easement of Tex-Mex and the opening of a Bartlett easement, with possible action.

 

2.     Staff report on the prosecution of applicants illegally applying for guns.

 

 

D.    Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.     Confirming the addition of an irrigation system at North East Hillside Recreation Center as part of the $243,398.00 funds for District V Project in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

 

E.  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.     Discussion on possible sites for a police sub-station on Mines Road, with possible action.

 

3.     Presentation by the Laredo Crime Stoppers Organization to request the City’s help with their upcoming softball tournament, with possible action.

 

4.     Presentation by local concrete providers to discuss designated route for concrete delivery, with possible action.

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

     IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

7.         Rescinding Ordinance No. 98-O-0268 and the existing Operations Agreement dated October 17, 1998 and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract by and on behalf of  the City of Laredo as Zone Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94 for the operation of Zone Site #3 within said Foreign Trade Zone, and specifically authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Operation Agreement  with Seegrove International Shippers, Inc., a Texas Corporation to operate an approximately 96,676.5 square foot facility within Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94-Site 3 located at the Killam Industrial Park for a term of nine (9) years.

 

 

8.     Establishing a 15% penalty on the 1999 delinquent tax accounts as of July 1, 2000, to defray costs of collection, pursuant to section 33.07 (a) of the Texas State Property Tax Code; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

9.     Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County Head Start for approximately 380 square feet constituting Suite No.9 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road.  This space is occupied by Laredo Webb County Community Head Start Program.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on March 1, 2000 and ending on February 28, 2001, and may be extended for one (1) year ending on February 29, 2002.  New monthly rent shall be $450.00.  Currently monthly rent is $429.45  

 

 

10.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border City Rods, a non profit organization, for the El Metro Park & Ride Lot, located at 4600 Daugherty for the purpose of holding an auto show.  The lease term is for two days, beginning 8:00 a.m. on September 2, 2000 and ending at 3:00 p.m. on September 3, 2000.  Rental fee shall be $1.00.

 

 

11.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease amendment to the lease agreement authorized by Ordinance No. 99-0-200 dated July 19, 1999, between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Jose Mario Flores, as Lessee, for Building No. 2075 located at 1720 E. Hillside Road at the Laredo International Airport, to amend Section 1.04 (B), entitled “Rental Obligation and Mode of Payment”, so that payment of monthly rent be effective March 1, 2000 instead of December 1, 1999.  All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect. 

 

 

12.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Scheduled Airline Operating Agreement and Terminal Building Lease with Compass AirWays, Inc., for exclusive joint use space located at the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal for the purpose of conducting commercial air transportation services.  The term of the agreement is for fourteen (14) months effective April 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001.  The monthly rent including landing fees is capped at $1.50 per enplaned revenue passenger.

 

13.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a two-year (2) lease with the Laredo Amateur Boxing Club, Inc. for the use of City property at 1610 Guadalupe, property known as the Orlando and Gaby Canizalez Boxing Gym. 

 

14.   Granting a consent easement to P.G. & E. Gas Transmission, Texas Corporation, P.G. & E. Gas Transmission Teco, Inc., and P.G. & E. Energy Trading – Gas Corporation, their wholly owned subsidiary corporations and wholly owned subsidiary general and limited partnerships, and their successors, lessees or assigns, to maintain, use and operate certain natural gas and/or natural gas liquids transmission pipelines along, across, and under certain designated public property and rights of way in the City of Laredo, Texas, for a term of 25 years.

 

15.   Designating as a one-way westbound that section of Moctezuma, Block Number 800, between Santa Ursula Avenue on the east and San Bernardo Avenue on the west, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the west direction and providing for publication and effective date. 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

16. 2000-O-068    Ordering and proclaiming a General City Election to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2000, designating polling places, designating the run-off date, and providing for publication.  (City Council)  (NEEDS FINAL READING)

 

2000-O-069    Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement between the City of Laredo and the Del Mar Little League for the use of City Property located at 1200 Andrew Court for the primary purpose of conducting baseball practices.  (Cm. Joe A. Guerra)   

 

2000-O-071    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4, Block 848, Eastern Division, located at 3920 Meadow Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

(Cm. Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)  

 

2000-O-072    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for storage, incidental to transportation, of used batteries on Lot 1, Block 8, El Portal Industrial Park Unit V, located at 8502 El Gato Rd.; providing for publication and effective date. (Cm. Mario G. Alvarado)

    

 

2000-O-073    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.169 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of the City of Laredo Landfill, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.   (Cm. Alfredo Agredano)

 

 

2000-O-074    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.835 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of McPherson Rd. and south of Tiara Trail, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 (Cm. Joe A. Guerra)

 

 

2000-O-075    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.00 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 9694 McPherson Rd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Cm. Joe A. Guerra)

 

 

2000-O-076    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a police substation on Lot 5, Block 494, Eastern Division, located at the northwest corner of Springfield Ave. and Ryan St.; providing for publication and effective date.  (Cm. Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

 

2000-O-077    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.8694 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located south of Del Mar Blvd. and east of the proposed Bartlett Ave. extension, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) and R-2 (Multi Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Cm. Louis H. Bruni)

2000-O-078    Amending Ordinance No. 99-O-049 authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for truck rentals on Lots 2, 3, and 4, Block 1218, Eastern Division, located at 2119 Corpus Christi St., by renewing the C.U.P. for two (2) years; providing for publication and effective date.   (Cm. John C. Galo)

 

 

2000-O-079    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 255, Block 11, Dellwood Section 5, located at 301 Orleans Loop from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.   

(Cm. Mario G. Alvarado)

 

 

2000-O-080    Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Combination Tax and Airport Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2000, in the principal amount of $2,060,000.00 for the purpose of refunding the Airport Indenture Obligation for release of land from indenture, and ordaining other matters relating thereto. 

(City Council)

                 

 

2000-O-081    Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Combination Tax and Sewer System Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2000, in the principal amount of $1,820,000.00 for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the City’s Contractual Obligations for improving and extending the City’s Sewer System, and for paying legal, fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with this project and authorizing an amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purposes authorized herein.

(City Council) 

 

 

2000-O-082    Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Combination Tax and Waterworks System Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2000, in the principal amount of $2,485,000.00 for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the City’s Contractual Obligations for the purpose of improving and extending the City’s Waterworks System, and the payment of legal and fiscal fees in connection with this project, and other matters relating thereto in connection with this project and authorizing an amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purpose authorized herein.  (City Council) 

 

 

 

2000-O-083    Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Public Property Finance Contractual Obligation, Series 2000, in the principal amount of $2,135,000.00, for the purchase of automotive equipment, park equipment, cemetery equipment, street equipment, solid waste equipment together with other City equipment, and ordaining other matters relating to the subject and authorizing an amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purpose authorized herein.  (City Council)

 

 

 

2000-O-084    Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with SER Jobs for Progress Southwest, Inc., for approximately 4,234 square feet constituting Building 1054 located at 4812 North Bartlett Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on March 1, 2000 and ending on February 28, 2001.  New monthly rent shall be $3,850.00.  Current monthly rent is $3,661.20.

(City Council)

 

 

2000-O-085    Authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry Permit to the U.S. Government for construction, training, and operations in the area encompassed by the following City-owned blocks, including public right-of-way abutting said blocks; all of Blocks 614, 629, 630, 644, 645, 656, 659, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672 and 672-A; all being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and providing for an effective date.  (City Council) 

                 

 

2000-O-086    Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with SER Jobs for Progress Southwest, Inc., for approximately 1,600 square feet constituting Suite No. 2 of Building No. 134 located at 4603 Maher Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year and eleven (11) months commencing on January 1, 2000 and ending on November 30, 2001.  New monthly rent shall be $1,500.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Current month rent is $1,418.00. (City Council)

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

17. 2000-R-039    Authorizing the City Manager to execute a second Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, International Bank of Commerce and L.A. Ventures, Inc., as Lessee, which amends a previous Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement approved by Resolution No. 99-R-024; Amending the previous agreement in increasing the principal amount of the mortgage loan from $1,880,000.00 to $1,977,690.00 and deleting the cap that on the interest rate that can be charged to L.A. Ventures covering lots improved by Lessee with construction of air cargo buildings on Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 located at the Laredo International Airport.

 

 

18. 2000-R-0048  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of three parcels of land for the widening of Bustamante St. at its intersection with McPherson Road.  Said parcels consisting of Tracts “A” & “B”, a 774.14 sq. ft. (0.0177 acs.) tract of land out of Lot 7 & Lot 8; Tracts “C” and “D”, a 733.47 sq. ft. (0.0168 acs.)  tract of land out of Lot 6A and Lot 7A; and Tract “E”, a 540.38 sq. ft. (0.0124 acs.) tract of land out of Lot 5; all being situated in Block 665, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below, and more particularly described by metes and bounds; and authorizing staff to negotiate for the purchase of said parcels at their market value to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire those parcels that staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflicts of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate a listed owner.          

 

 

19. 2000-R-049    Accepting Mrs. Elvira E. Briones’ donation of a parcel of land.  Said parcel of land being the North 23.14 feet of Lot 1, and the North 23.14 feet of the East part of Lot 2, located East of the railroad right-of-way; Block 911, Western Division, and also known as 3506 Vidaurri St., City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and being delineated on copy of City Plat.   

 

 

 

20. 2000-R-050    Advising the State of Texas, Department of Transportation of the City of Laredo’s intent not to acquire at fair market value, a surplus 5,000 sq. ft. tract out of Porcion 32, Abstract 296.  Said tract being generally described below, and more particularly described by metes and bounds. 

                      

                       Being a 5,000 square foot tract, a 50 foot by 100 foot, area out of Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Antonio Trevino, original grantee, said tract being out of share 1 of the A.M. Bruni Estate, and out of State of Texas Right of Way, Loop 20, of record in Volume 156, pages 349 – 350, Webb County Deed Records, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

    

21. 2000-R-051    A resolution supporting a timely solution to Mexico’s noncompliance with the 1944 Treaty.  The 1944 Treaty between the U.S. and Mexico identifies that Texas water right holders are entitled to one-third of the flow reaching the main channel of the Rio Grande from the Conchos, San Diego, Escondido and Salado Rivers and the Las Vacas Arroyo, provided that this third shall not be less, as an average amount in cycles of five consecutive years, than 350,000 acre-feet annually.

 

22. 2000-R-052    Supporting Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) submission of an application through the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development (Texas Center) for funding availability under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Outreach Partnership Program for the establishment of a Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC).  The COPC will provide management education, technical, and financial assistance to existing and new business start-ups in the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods.

     

XII.   MOTIONS

 

23.   Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $95,483.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the HIV Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. 

 

24.   Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $200,000.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. 

25.      Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $42,000.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. 

 

26.      Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $146,000.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the Title V – Population Based Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. 

 

27.      Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $492,000.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the Title V – Maternal and Child Health Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001. 

 

28.   Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $250,000.00 to the Texas Department of Health for the Survey for Nutritional Assessment in Children (SNAC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001.

 

29.   Consideration to accept the Leachate Force Main and Storage Tank Project at the City’s Landfill and approval of final payment in the amount of $32,331.09 to Organic Waste Technologies, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.  Final construction contract amount is $293,919.00. 

 

30.   Consideration to accept the Liner Installation of Cell 13/14 for the City of Laredo Landfill and approval of final payment in the amount of $27,320.13 to Big D Lining Systems Company of Midland, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $546,402.58.

 

31.   Consideration to award an Environmental Contract to Bexar Environmental, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $17,970.00 for the asbestos abatement of three (3) structures that were acquired by the City for the Lafayette Street Widening Project , Phase III.  The asbestos abatement will be conducted at the following addresses:  2210, 2218, and 2220 Lafayette.  Funding is available in the Department of Community Development Budget.

 

32.   Approval for the re-appointment of Dr. Maurice Click as the Health Authority for the City of Laredo Health Department and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a professional services contract with Dr. Click in the amount not to exceed $12,720.00 per year to continue to serve as the Health Department’s Health Authority under Section 121.033 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, for the period of April 1, 2000 through March 31, 2002.

 

33.      Amending the purchase price of 66 acre-feet of Class “A” water rights obtained from Kenneth Owens due to an error in classifying them as Class “B” water rights.  The price difference between purchasing Class “A” and Class “B” is $7,425.00 and will be paid to seller in exchange for a correction deed and assignment of water rights needed by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.  Funding is available in the Water Availability Fund.

 

34.   Authorizing the City Manager to request  proposals for a technical study for the evaluation of a transfer station for the City of Laredo and citizen collection centers for Webb County and to make a presentation to the Webb County Commissioners’ Court.  The funding amount for the proposed study is estimated at $20,000.00.  The cost will be divided between the City, Webb County, and Southern Sanitation.  The City’s portion would be approximately $7,000.00.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund. 

 

35.   Authorizing the award of a contract in the amount of $75,991.00 to Carter & Burgess, Inc. for the development of a Corridor Intersection Analysis for Laredo, TX.  The study will identify necessary capital improvements at key intersections to enhance the safety of the traveling public and expedite the flow of cars and trucks to and though Laredo.  The study will provide location and impact of infrastructure deficiencies along identified corridors, capital improvement alternatives, cost estimates, alternative circulation recommendations and order of implementation for proposed improvements.  Funding for the project is available through the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) account.

 

36.      Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $57,549.25 to the construction contract with Cutler Repaving, Inc., for the 1999-2000 Street Recycling Project to recycle and resurface the Civil Center Parking Lot.  Funding is available in the Civic Center Budget.

 

37.   Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the Gateway to the Americas Bridge (Bridge I) Access, Export Lot & Parking Lot Modifications and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  This item is being presented to the Engineering Contract Review Committee for their review and recommendation.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Toll Plaza Improvements.

 

38.   Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Design Group International, Laredo, Texas, for the Dryden/Optimist Park Improvements and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Department of Community Development Budget (25th Year Action Plan). 

 

 

 

 

39.   Presentation of the Fire Fighting Facility Conceptual Plans by the City’s Consultant Mejia Engineering Company, and requesting authorization to finalize plans and specifications and schedule the project for bids.

 

 

40.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Rosin  Group, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Zacate Creek Linear Park, Phase III, IV & V and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Department of Community Development Budget (25th  Year Action Plan).

 

 

41.      Consideration to award contract number FY00-082, to the SOLE BIDDER, Virgo Mfg. Corp., Conway, AR., in the amount of $82,401.00, for the purchase of 1,500 replacement chairs, four chair dollies, and two storage racks for the Civic Center.  Delivery is expected within sixty days.  Funding is available in the Civic Center Fund. 

 

 

42.      Consideration to reject the SOLE BIDDER Laredo Class One Builders, Laredo, Texas, for the Three Points Park Bathhouse Renovation Project and authorize Staff to revise the plans and specifications and construct the project by In-House forces.  Funding is available in the Department of Community Development Budget (24th Year Action Plan).

 

 

43.   Consideration to approve the Project Plaque for the East Hachar Recreation Center.

 

 

44.   Consideration to award an engineering contract to WSBC Civil Engineers, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $28,500.00 for surveys, design, and preparation of plans and specifications for the City Wide – Sidewalks Project No. 14 (37 Blocks).

 

 

45.   Ratifying the amendment to the Contract for the Construction of the Laredo IV / Nuevo Laredo III International Bridge (World Trade Bridge) between the City of Laredo and the Secretaria De Communicaciones y Transporte de Los Estados Unidos  Mexicanos, which amended the Eighth Clause establishing March 15, 2000 as the bridge construction completion date, and April 15, 2000 as the date for the commencement of operations of the World Trade Bridge.

46.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Turner Collie & Braden Inc., contingent on receipt of funding by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), for project management and inspection services regarding the Colonias Water and Wastewater Improvements Project located in the Mines Road and SH 359 areas.  Services included are performing administrative and management services to assist the City in successfully completing work efforts on time, within cost targets, and meeting performance criteria.  Additionally, the project manager will be responsible for coordinating the construction of the projects components with the City and the public funding agencies.  The project manager as construction inspector will perform timely and professional monitoring of construction by on-site inspections, reviews of actual construction work against the plans and specifications, and make recommendations for periodic and final application for payment.  The contract is for $1,044,400.00.

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

 

 

47.   Report on the new Municipal Court Building Cost Analysis Study prepared by Mr. John Hickey, Architect.

 

48.   Report by the Laredo Police Department on the current status and future direction of the Community - Oriented Policing (COPS) Philosophy.

 

49.   Status report on the continuation of the Operation Clean-up and the scheduled citywide campaign for Operation Clean Sweep.

 

50.      Report regarding update on the acquisition of land and proposed repairs on the Chacon – Meadow Bridge.

 

51.      Report on the 10% retainage held on engineering fees, with possible action.

 

XIV.   EXECUTIVE SESSION      

 

 

52.   Request for Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071 (1)(A) Texas Government Code to consult with the City Attorney regarding contemplated litigation to (a) identify and obtain certain currently unrendered taxable real and personal property for the City’s Tax Roll, and (b) collect all taxes potentially owed to the City for the applicable statutory roll-back period; and return to open session for possible action.

 

 

 

 

XVI.  ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                   

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                   Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                           City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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