CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2000-R-13

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

MAY 15, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.ROLL CALL

 

IV.    MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of April 17, 2000 and April 20, 2000.

 

 

V.          COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

Invitations

 

 

Recognitions

 

a.     Recognition by the Mayor and City Council Members of employees that retired from the City of Laredo with 20 years or more of service for the period of March, 2000.

 

 

 

Communiqués

 

 

 

 

VI.   APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 

a.  Confirmation of Cm. Eliseo Valdez, Jr., appointee Susan Garcia to the Laredo Commission for Women.

 

b.  Appointment of  Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr. to the Health & Benefit Ad Hoc Committee.

 

 

 

 

VII.   PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 2000 Budget in the amount of $2,500.00 for a grant from the Texas Book Festival and providing for effective date.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

                  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000 Budget in the amount of $2,500.00 for a grant from the Texas Book Festival and providing for effective date.

 

 

 

2.  Public hearing amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and FY1999-2000 Budget in the amount of $2,502.00 in additional funds for the Special Projects Program “Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaign” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning May 1, 2000, through August 31, 2000; and increasing revenue line item no. 226-0000-357-2566 from $2,497 to $4,999, and increasing expenditure line item no. 225-6400 from $2,497 to $4,999.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

     Amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and FY 1999-2000 Budget in the amount of $2,502.00 in additional funds for the special projects program, “Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaign” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning May 1, 2000, through August 31, 2000; and increasing revenue line item no. 226-0000-357-2566 from $2,497 to $4,999, and increasing expenditure line item no. 225-6400 from $2,497 to $4,999.

 

 

3.     Public hearing concerning an application by N.W. Laredo Development, Ltd., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 1, Bartlett Apartments Subdivision at Jacaman Ranch located west of Bartlett Ave. and north of Jacaman Road from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business 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 Lot 2, Block 1, Bartlett Apartments Subdivision at Jacaman Ranch, located west of Bartlett Ave. and north of Jacaman Road, from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to B-2 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

    

4.     Public hearing concerning an application by N.W. Laredo Development, Ltd., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 3, Block 1, Bartlett Apartments Subdivision at Jacaman Ranch located west of Bartlett Ave. and north of Jacaman Road, from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business 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 Lot 3, Block 1, Bartlett Apartments Subdivision at Jacaman Ranch , located west of Bartlett Ave. and north of Jacaman Rd., from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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

1.     Staff update on the status of the final tract of land to commence the reconstruction of the Chacon/Meadow Bridge.

 

2.     Staff update on the 4 way stop sign at Mendiola and Laredo Street.

 

3.     Discussion on the enforcement of the vehicles parked on sidewalks.

 

4.     Update on the recycling of Aldama St. and Corpus Christi St.

 

B.  Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

1.  Discussion with possible action on the resurfacing of Calton Road from Springfield Ave. to McPherson Ave.

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

     IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

6.       An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Valero Development Corporation for approximately 46,838 square feet of land located on Tract 1 of Block 25 at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for forty (40) years commencing on July 1, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2040.  Monthly rent shall be $585.48 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by fair market rental appraisal on the 10th, 20th, and 30th anniversaries.

         

 

7.       An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease amendment to the lease agreement authorized by Ordinance No. 94-0-178 dated September 19, 1994, between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Jett Racing and Sales, Inc., as Lessee, to permit Lessee to install on 10,000 gallon self-contained above ground fuel tank.

 

 

8.       Rescinding Ordinance No. 91-0-115 dated May 20, 1991, which authorized a lease agreement with TAESA Airlines for Hangar No. 123.  TAESA Airlines terminated scheduled international commercial passenger airline services in November 1999 and has vacated and relinquished the leased premises.

 

 

9.       Rescinding Ordinance No. 99-0-307 dated October 18, 1999, which authorized a lease agreement with TAESA Airlines for space within the passenger terminal.  TAESA Airlines terminated scheduled international commercial passenger airline service in November 1999 and has vacated and relinquished the leased premises.

 

 

10.     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 252 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 7 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for two (2) years commencing in April 1, 2000 and ending March 31, 2002, and may be extended for one (1) year each ending on March 31, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $290.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

 

 

 

11.     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the City of Laredo Police Department for approximately 2.650 square feet constituting Suite No. 5 and 6 within Building No. 134 located at 4603 Maher Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year and six (6) months commencing April 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001, and may be extended for three (3) terms of one (1) year each ending on September 30, 2002, September 30, 2003 and September 30, 2004.  New monthly rent shall be $3,313.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index during the primary and extension terms of this lease.  Previous monthly rental was $3,158.00.

 

12.     An ordinance closing as a public easement that section of the 1300 Block of South Urbahn Ave. between  Bismark Street and the east right-of-way line of South Meadow Ave., situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas and providing for an effective date.

 

13.     Supporting and participating in the South Texas Development Council; and authorizing payment of $35,309.40 for City Membership Assessment for the period October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000.  Funding is available in the General Fund.

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

14.   2000-O-111    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. 

                         (Cm. Alfredo Agredano)

 

 

2000-O-124    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.   (City Council)

 

 

2000-O-125    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.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-126    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.  (City Council)

       

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

15.   2000-R-070    A resolution authorizing the issuance of a Drilling Permit to drill and operate a natural gas well to Columbus Energy Corp. on 3.00 acres out of Abstract 478, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of the City of Rio Bravo, Known as the McKendrick Akin No. 2 Well.

 

 

 

16.   2000-R-071    A resolution supporting U.S. Legislation (S. 1760) providing for the funding to extend the United States Department of Justice’s Community-Oriented Policing Services program for another five years to ensure that crime fighting remains a top priority for America in the 21st Century.

 

 

 

17.   2000-R-072    Resolving that the City Manager is authorized to execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, International Bank of Commerce, as Lender and L.A. Ventures, Inc., as Lessee, to Lenders mortgage, thereby encumbering the leasehold interest in the amount of $338,000.00 regarding Lot No. 8 authorized by Ordinance No. 95-O-251 dated February 20, 1996 to finance the construction of a 22,500 square foot cargo facility.  The subject property is located in Block No. 1 at the Laredo International Airpark Subdivision at the Laredo International Airport.

 

 

 

18.   2000-R-073    A resolution confirming the Mayor’s appointments and reappointments to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee.

 

 

19.   2000-R-074    A resolution urging the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to declare the City of Laredo, Texas an underserved community regarding air transportation as authorized under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR–21) Title II and urging the Secretary of Transportation to give favorable consideration to applications under the Regional Air Service Incentive Program, under which commuter air carriers can receive Federal credit instruments to purchase regional jet aircrafts to improve service to Laredo, Texas.

 

 

20.   2000-R-075    A resolution accepting and approving the terms of a final release and settlement agreement and authorizing and directing the City Manager and Class Counsel to execute a final release and settlement in Cause No. 96-12-7404 styled City of San Benito, ET AL., V. P.G.&E. Gas Transmission, a Texas Corporation, filed in the 107th Judicial District Court of Cameron County, Texas; making findings and providing for participation.

 

 

21.   2000-R-076    A resolution accepting the donation of a 0.3774 acre tract of land from Vimosa II, a Texas General Partnership.  Said  0.3774 acre of land being a part of the Sierra Vista Police Station Plat and designated as Lot 20, Block 5, out of the Myrlane Ranch; and being delineated on Webb County Plat.

 

 

 

XII.   MOTIONS

 

 

22.     Consideration to approve an agreement with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the TexShare Interlibrary Loan Protocol and authorizing the City Manager to execute the Participation Agreement.

 

 

 

 

23.     Consideration to refund property tax to the following taxpayers and companies:

 

a.     U.S. Filter Distribution Group, c/o Juan De Leon in the amount of $987.32 due to a double assessment.

                  

             

24.      Consideration to approve monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of April 2000, which represents an increase in levy, is $970.34.  These adjustments are determined by the County Appraisal District and by Court Orders.

 

 

25.      Consideration to award contract number FY00-091, to the MOST RESPONSIVE PROPOSER, Southwestern Bell, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $17,919.06, for the installation of a telecommunications wiring network for the Health Department.  The contractor will install a data cabling system needed the computer network at several building locations within the Health Department complex.  Funding for this project has been allocated in the Health Department fund.

 

 

26.     Consideration to authorize the purchase of one, 1,500 gpm, fire pumper truck, through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) – Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the total amount of $325,999.00.  This truck will be assigned to Fire Station No. 12.  Delivery of the truck is anticipated within eight (8) to twelve (12) months.   Funding is available in the General Obligation Bond – Series 1997.

 

 

27.     Consideration to award contract number FY00-088, to the LOW BIDDER, JEF Utility Co., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $16,560.00, for the assembly and installation of street name blades.  Street  signs will be installed at 736 intersections.  The contract vendor will be required to install vandal resistant street name signs on existing or new stop sign poles.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

 

 

28.     Consideration to award annual contract number 00-077, to the SOLE BIDDER, Mo-Vac Environmental, in the estimated amount of $15,000.00 for the transportation of leachate at the City of Laredo Landfill.  The successful bidder will be required to transport the leachate to the City’s Southside Wastewater Plant.  The contractor will be responsible for performing this contract in accordance to TNRCC regulations.  The term of this contract is one year.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

29.      Consideration to award contract number 99-092, to the LOW BIDDER, Rankin Automatic Transmission, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $41,715.00, for an annual contract for transmission repairs for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be firm during the contract period and all repair work will be secured on an as need basis.  The City did receive a lower bid from A-1 Auto Shop, Laredo, Texas, however, this vendor submitted a bid for the purchase of replacement transmissions and did not include installation and diagnostic services.  The bid pricing is approximately 8% higher than the previous contract period.  The funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Division.

 

 

30.     Consideration award of annual supply contract 00-054 to the LOW BIDDERS, Municipal Pipe and Supply, McAllen, Texas ($75,927.60), Hughes Supply Inc., San Antonio, Texas ($49,730.18), and US Filter Distribution Group, Laredo, Texas ($32,890.80) for the purchase of water works materials for construction and repair projects by the Utilities Department.  The City received four bids for an annual supply contract for providing water materials such as mechanical joint retainer glands, brass and galvanized fitting, valve and meter boxes, and copper pipe for the Utilities Department – Water Operations.   Funding is available in the Utilities Department Fund.

 

 

31.     Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Turner Collie & Braden Inc., 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, meeting performance criteria and coordinating the construction of the projects.  The contract is for $1,044,400.00.  Since the Texas Water Department Board (TWDB) is the funding agency, approval of this contract does not constitute an obligation under City Charter Section 6.10 until the TWDB formally commits the project funds or the City authorizes the issuance of subordinate revenue bonds for water and sewer.  Execution of this contract is necessary for commitment of funds by the TWDB.

 

32.     Amendment to existing contract with Montgomery Watson Americas Inc., and authorization to transfer $149,118.00 from the 1998 Sewer Bond Reserve to fund an Industrial Pretreatment Development Program.  The amendment will provide for additional services in the completion and submission of an approval Pretreatment Program to comply with Texas Natural Resources Commission specifications.  The contract will be amended from $226,000.00 to $375,118.00.  Funding is available in the 1998 Sewer Bond Reserve.

 

33.     Consideration to award a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER Ramos Industries, Inc., Pasadena, Texas, in the base bid amount of $146,344.00 for the Zacate Creek Beautification Project Phase II (Re-bid).  This is funded by the Community Development Block Grant.

 

34.     Consideration to adopt the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program for the Laredo International Airport that ensures that minority owned businesses – and women owned businesses have continued opportunity to participate in Federally – funded transportation projects.  The submittal includes a goal of 12% participation with DBE.  Federal Aviation Administration requires periodic updates to the plan and goals as a condition for continuing eligibility for Federal Airport Improvement Program.

 

 

XIII.  STAFF REPORT

 

 

35.      Status report on Capital Improvement Projects for FY 1999-2000.

 

 

XIV.  RECESS AND CONVIEN AS THE  LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

 

36.      Consideration of award of contract (FY00-072), to the listed vendors for providing bus and van fleet parts.  Approximately 450 different items purchased for non warranty repairs were identified and bids were solicited for awarding and annual contract.

 

 

37.     To approve the exercise of a one (1) year option extension with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, in the estimated amount of $70,000.00 for providing tires to be used for the Laredo Metro, Inc., (45) buses and (19) para-transit vehicles.

 

 

XV.   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, May 10, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                   

 

 

                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                           City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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