CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A2000-R-12

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

MAY 1, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.      ROLL CALL

 

IV.    MINUTES

 

V.          COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.     The Laredo Public Library’s Poster Contest Award Winners.

 

b.    Congratulations to American Eagle Laredo Station employees for garnering Station of the Year for 1999 and Station of the 1st Quarter for 2000 for Region 2 in the American Eagle System.

 

c.     Recognition of five individuals who saved a life on April 24, 2000, while at Lake Casa Blanca State Park.

 

 

Communiqués

 

 

VI.   APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

1.     Confirmation of Cm. Louis H. Bruni, and appointment Cm. John C. Galo to the Oil and Gas Committee to replace José Perez,  (co-sponsored by Cm. Joe A.  Guerra).

 

             VII.    PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.  Public hearing and introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 1999-2000 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation for interest earnings which have been earned but not yet appropriated, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

                  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation for interest earnings which have been earned, but not yet appropriated.

 

 

 

2.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget to appropriate the revenues and expenditures upon acceptance of a donation of $4,000.00 for South Texas Distributors/Budweiser, $800.00 from Conoco Pump-n-Shop and $3,000.00 from Clark Hardware, Inc., for the purchase of a Teco mascot, Teco T-shirt and the sponsorship of the Famous Chicken, respectively.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget to appropriate the revenues and expenditures upon acceptance of a donation of $4,000.00 from South Texas Distributors/Budweiser, $800.00 from Conoco Pump-n-Shop and $3,000.00 from Clark Hardware, Inc., for the purchase of a Teco mascot, Teco T-shirt and the sponsorship of the Famous Chicken, respectively.

 

 

3.     Public hearing concerning an application by Columbus Energy Corp., authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for gas extraction on 3.00 acres out of Porcion – 46, Abstract 478, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of the City of Rio Bravo.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use Permit. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for gas extraction on 3.00 acres out of Porcion – 46, Abstract 478, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83  and north of the City of Rio Bravo, known as McKendrick – Akin No. 2; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

      VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

4.  A.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.  Discussion on the synchronization of traffic signals located at Matamoros St./San Dario Ave. with Matamoros St./Santa Ursula Ave., with possible action.

 

2.     Discussion on vagrant problems, with possible action.

 

3.  Discussion on the enforcement of garage sales and  commercial sales by outdoor vendors, with possible action.

 

 

B.    Request by Council Member Cecilia May Moreno

 

1.  Discussion with possible action to consider the agent of record designation currently being used as we address insurance.

 

 

C.    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.

 

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

     IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

5.  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Jose Mario Flores for approximately 25,264.80 square feet of land to include Building No. 464 that consists of 8,332 square feet located at 1705 E. Hillside Road.  Lease term is for twenty five (25) years commencing May 1, 2000 and ending on April 30, 2025 and may be extended for one (1) term of five (5) years ending on April 30, 2030. Monthly rent shall be $1,333.00 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 Fair Market Value appraisal on the 10th and 20th anniversaries.  Previous tenant was Madrid Printing paying monthly rent of $1,318.71.

   

 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES

 

 

6.     2000-O-106    An ordinance amending the FY1999-2000 budget in the amount of $74,000.00 allocating indirect (cost) funds reimbursed by the Texas Department of Health to further the activities and scope of work of the Women and Children Health Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, and increasing revenue line item 226-0000-323-4137 from $0 to $74,000, and expenditure line item 226-6800 from $0 to $74,000.  (City Council)

 

 

       2000-O-107    An ordinance amending Section 24.80 of the Laredo Land Development Code by repealing the existing Model Subdivision Rules adopted on January 22, 1996 and adopting the new Model Subdivision Rules as revised and adopted by the Texas Water Development Board and as provided by the Texas Water Code regulating development within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Laredo; and amending Appendix A of the Laredo Land Development Code; providing for publication and effective date.

                         (Cm. John C. Galo)

                 

 

  2000-O-108    An ordinance to amend the City of Laredo 1999-2000 Annual Budget by increasing the estimated revenues and appropriations in the General Fund by $7,833.00 for a Texas Historical Commission grant of $2,272.00 to complete the preparation of an application for a National Register District nomination for El Azteca Neighborhood.  A $5,561.00 match will be provided by El Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation and the Webb County Heritage Foundation, Inc., which exceeds the federal match requirement, to complete the final phase of the project.

(Cm. Consuelo “Chelo” Montalvo)       

 

 

     2000-O-109    Amending  the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 441.393 acres, as further described by metes and bounds; located north of the City of Rio Bravo and west of Hwy. 83, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. (Cm. Alfredo Agredano)

 

2000-O-110    Amending  the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 47.317 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of the City of Rio Bravo and west of Hwy. 83 from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

                       (Cm. Alfredo Agredano)

 

2000-O-112    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.784 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 B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. (As amended) (Cm. Louis H. Bruni)

 

2000-O-113    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 6.008 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of McPherson Rd. and north of Shiloh Dr. from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

                                    (Cm. Joe A. Guerra)

 

2000-O-114    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a residence and catering services on Lot 4, Block 409, Western Division, located at 2202 Ventura; providing for publication and effective date. (As amended) (Cm. Consuelo “Chelo” Montalvo)

 

2000-O-117    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8 and N ˝ of 6, Block 485, Western Division, located at 309 Park St. from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

                                    (Cm. Consuelo “Chelo” Montalvo)

 

2000-O-118    A ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with LABATA Services for approximately 117 square feet constituting AOA Office No. 3 of the Passenger Terminal Building located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing March 1, 2000 and ending on February 28, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending February 28, 2002 and February 28, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $150.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  (City Council)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-O-119    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Scheduled Airline Operating Agreement and Terminal Building Lease with Aerolitoral S. A. de C. V. dba Aerolitoral Airlines for exclusive and non-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 May 2, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2001. The monthly rent including landing fees is capped at $1.50 per enplaned revenue passenger and the monthly rent is waived for the first six (6) months of this agreement.   (City Council)

                                   

 

 

2000-O-120    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey to Fasken, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership, a 0.3750 of an acre (16,346 sq. ft.), more or less, tract of land, being out of Porcion 20, Abstract No. 48, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below, and more particularly described by metes and bounds; in exchange for an equal size and equal value, 0.3750 of an acre (16,346 sq. ft.), more or less, tract of land, from Fasken, Ltd., being out of Porcion 20, Abstract No. 48, Webb County, Texas, being generally described below, and more particularly described by metes and bounds; and providing for an effective date. 

(Cm. Mario G. Alvarado)

 

 

 

2000-O-121    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to waive rental fees for Laredo Crime Stoppers, Inc. on May 27th and May 28th, 2000 at the Benavides Softball Complex, because Council finds that it is in the public interest to support the Laredo Crime Stoppers Memorial Day Weekend Softball Tournament.  The maximum potential loss is approximately $580.00 based on the rental fees as set out in ordinance 96-O-057. 

                  (City Council)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-O-122    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with STPCS Joint Venture, LLC, a corporation for a lease at the Del Mar Water Tower located on 6.7 acres out of Block 13, Del Mar Section 1A, Laredo, Webb County, Texas, to locate cellular antennas and related equipment for use in connection with its communication business.  Term of the lease in five (5) years commencing May 1, 2000 and ending April 20, 2005, with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.   Annual base rent shall be $7,700.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be adjusted on each anniversary of the commencement date according to changes in the consumer price index, providing for effective date.  (City Council)

        

2000-O-123  Amending  the Zoning  Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 9 and 10, Block 10, Crown Ridge Subdivision Phase 5, located at 406 and 408 Northstar Rd. from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. (Cm. Joe A. Guerra)

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

7. 2000-R-058     A resolution opposing the creation of One Stop State Border Inspection Facilities as provided through Texas Transportation Commission Minute Order No. 108047 and further calling on local, county, and state elected officials to unite in opposing implementation of the same that would impede the flow of commerce through ports of entry in Laredo, El Paso, and Brownsville, Texas.

 

 

8. 2000-R-061     Consideration to accept a 5.090 acre tract of land, more or less, from G.G. Salinas, adjacent to Village Heights Subdivision, Unit I, located at Eskimo Drive and Taiga Court, from Village Heights LTD, for use as a park and open space.       

 

 

9.  2000-R-066     A resolution declaring the public necessity to re-acquire the lease on one tract of land, described as Block “Z”, situated in the western division, Laredo, Webb County, Texas for a public purpose and public use, in order to provide and enhance additional downtown local, tourist, and visitor parking and shopping opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.   2000-R-067  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the Section 108 Loan Agreement between the City of Laredo, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in regards to the financing, renovation and conversion of the Hamilton Hotel.  It is proposed that the term of payment for the note be decreased from twenty (20) years to ten (10) years.  Future CDBG allocations and the City of Laredo General Fund guarantee the Section 108 Loan.

 

 

11. 2000-R-068    A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Texas Book Festival in the amount of $2,500.00 for library books.

 

 

12. 2000-R-069    A resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division to fund the Texas Narcotics Control Program.  The total grant funding is in the amount of $1,552,624.00 with the Criminal Justice Division designating $1,164,468.00 and the City of Laredo designating $388,156.00 in matching funds.  Funding is  available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Division and will be used to pay salaries, overtime, indirect operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from June 1, 2000 through May 31, 2001.      

 

 

 

 

XII.   MOTIONS

 

 

 

13.   Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend the Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to reflect an increase of $541,630.00 due to the revised cost estimate form Central Power & Light Company to relocate two overhead power lines to meet the new right-of-way, including the rerouting of one overhead 12.5kV distribution line.  These improvements are necessary for the completion of the Milo Interchange Project and will be funded from the City’s current State Infrastructure Bank Loan proceeds.

 

 

 

14.   Consideration to rescind the selection of consultant G.G. Salinas Engineering Company for the Fire Station No. 12 located at Bob Bullock Loop in the vicinity of TAMIU, and to approve selection of consultant Rosin Group, Inc., Laredo, Texas, and authorize staff to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the New Fire Station Buildings.

 

15.   Consideration to award contract number FY00-090, to the SOLE BIDDER, R.C. Kahn Corp. DBA Evergreen Landscaping, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $31,000.00, for the installation of a sprinkler irrigation system at the North East Hillside Park located at 320 Wyoming.  The system will irrigate the park grounds and the Zacate Creek drainage area that has been hydro-seeded for erosion control.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund – District 5 Construction Projects.

 

16.   Consideration to authorize the purchase of twenty two portable radios for the Police Department through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) – Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the principal amount of $74,130.97.  These voice secure digital radios will be purchased through the cooperative purchasing contract vendor Motorola.  Delivery of these radios is expected within sixty days.  These radios will be purchased using the Police Trust Fund and will be assigned to the new police cadets scheduled for graduation in June.

 

17.   Consideration to award a contract number 00-089, to the SOLE BIDDER, Majic Car Wash Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $35,000.00, for furnishing car wash services for the City’s automotive fleet.  Bids were requested on car wash services with and without inside vacuum.  All services are secured on an as needed basis.  The bid pricing increased approximately 8% from the previous contract period.

 

18.   Consideration to authorize the City Administrative Services Director to proceed with the recruitment of applicants for the position of City Manager and to authorize a temporary adjustment in the pay of the two Assistant City Managers during the interim period that they perform the duties and responsibilities of Acting City Managers in accordance with Section 2-87.7 (d)(11) of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo.

 

19.   Consideration to award contract number 00-095, to the LOW BIDDER, for the purchase of traffic signal mast arms and poles.  These will be installed at the following intersections:  Muller/FM1472 (Mines Road) and Taylor/Marcella.  Bids will be opened on Monday, May 1, and the low bidder will be announced at the City Council meeting.  Funding is available from the following budgets:  Muller/FM1472 – 1998 CO Street Projects and Taylor/Marcella – Capital Improvement Project – Signalization.

 

20.   Consideration to amend a contract with CH2MHill to provide technical support, value engineering, and research of various issues related to the secondary water supply.  The current contract with CH2M Hill is for $205,000.00 and will be increased by $100,000.00 for a total of $305,000.00 with this amendment.

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

 

21.   Presenting the recommendation of the Water Issues Committee regarding selection of two firms to develop a second water supply project, with possible action.

 

 

 

XIV. 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, April 26, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                   

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                   Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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