CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A2000-R-17

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JUNE 26, 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

 

Communiqués

 

a.      Request by the Laredo Country Club for a permit for fire works display for their Annual 4th of July Celebration.

 

 

        VI.      APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Appointment of Maria Elena Guzman by Council Member Alfredo Agredano to the Third Party Funding Committee.

 

b.     Appointment by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr. of Susan Foster to the Third Party Funding Committee, Richard Perales to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee and Jose Diaz De Leon and Gregorio Benavides, Jr.  to the Redistricting Committee.

 

c.      Appointment by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr. of Maria de la Luz Flores to the Third Party Funding Committee, Manuel E. Perez to the Parks and Recreations Advisory Committee, Trent M. Stricker to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee and Richard E. Raymond to the Transportation & Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

 

             VII.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing concerning an application by Victoria Investment Properties and Muller and Muller amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 10 and Lot 9 less E 4.44’, Block 120, Western Division, located at 919 San Bernardo Ave. from CBD (Central Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a 5 year C.U.P. for a Bus Stop.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

                        Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 10 and Lot 9 less E 4.44’, Block 120, Western Division, located at 919 San Bernardo Ave. from CBD (Central Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

2.   Public hearing concerning an application by Reymundo A. Flores amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning N1/3 of Lot 1 and S1/3 of Lot 3, Block 552, Western Division, located at 2404 Main Ave. from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning N1/3 of Lot 1 and S1/3 of Lot 3, Block 552, Western Division, located at 2404 Main Ave. from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

                       

 

3.      Public hearing concerning an application by John J. Jacaman, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 49.71 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop and north of the proposed Jacaman Rd. extension from R-1 (Single Family Residential District), R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) and AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 49.71 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of the Bob Bullock Loop and north of the proposed Jacaman Rd. extension from R-1 (Single Family Residential District), R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) and AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

4.      Public hearing concerning an application by Steve Whitworth, Lago Del Mar Ltd., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for mini storage warehouse on Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located on the east side of Bartlett Ave. and south of Del Mar Blvd.  The current zoning for this site is B-3 (Community Business District)

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for mini storage warehouse on Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located on the east side of Bartlett Ave. and south of Del Mar Blvd.  The current zoning for this site is B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

5.      Public hearing concerning an application by Andres Varela, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5A and N1/2 of Lot 3, Block 254, Western Division, located at 1414 Santa Maria Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5A and N1/2 of Lot 3, Block 254, Western Division, located at 1414 Santa Maria Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

6.      Public hearing to create a Special Paving Permit, suspending platting and certain survey requirements for a six month period to allow for the paving of parking lots; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Creating a Special Paving Permit, suspending platting and certain survey requirements for a six (6) month period to allow for the paving of parking lots; providing for publication and effective date.

 

7.      Public hearing providing community residents an opportunity to comment on the City of Laredo 2000-2005 (5 year) Consolidated Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), and One-Year Action Plan on the use of the 26th Action Year Community Development Block Grant ($4,316,000.00), Program Income ($98,352.00), 2000 HOME Investment Partnerships Program ($1,356,000.00), and 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant ($152,000.00) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

 

8.      Public hearing and final reading of ordinance ordering and proclaiming a Special Election to be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000, designating polling places, providing for publication in reference to an election for the approval of a sports and community venue project (“The Laredo Entertainment Center”) and for one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract agreement to conduct said Special Election and other matters relating thereto.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Ordering and proclaiming a Special Election to be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000, designating polling places, providing for publication in reference to an election for the approval of a sports and community venue project (“The Laredo Entertainment Center”) and for one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract agreement to conduct said Special Election and other matters relating thereto.

 

9.      Public hearing amending the Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, In General, Section 2-3, Fees for City Services, Subsection (b) providing for charges for the duplication of EMS Activity Report Records; providing for severability and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, In General, Section 2-3, Fees for City Services, Subsection (b) providing for charges for the duplication of EMS Activity Report Records; providing for severability and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

10.  Public hearing amending Ordinance No. 91-O-246 to increase the fee from $1.00 to $4.00 per person for the administration of immunization at the City of Laredo Health Department, and setting a maximum fee of $12.00 per family.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending Ordinance No. 91-O-246 to increase the fee from $1.00 to $4.00 per person for the administration of immunization at the City of Laredo Health Department, and setting a maximum fee of $12.00 per family.

 

 

      VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

11.            A.            Request by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

 

1.      Status report on opening the landfill on Sunday.

 

2.      Status report on the paving of the 3500 block of South Bartlett and the three blocks on Ejido St., north of Loop 20.

 

 

B.       Request by Council Member John Amaya

 

1.      Status report, with possible action, on the curb and gutter cave-in at  2800 Cedar.

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

    IX.          INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

12.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Outgrant No. DTFA07-84-L-01097 between the United States of America, as Lessor, and the City of Laredo, as Lessee, for the purpose of leasing the Air Traffic Control Tower Building and its electronic equipment.  Lease term is for five (5) years commencing April 1, 2000, and ending on March 31, 2005.  Rent shall be $1.00.

 

 

13.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Autophone of Laredo, Inc., for approximately 5,672 square feet constituting Building No. 962 located at 1816 Pappas Street.  Lease term is for 20 years commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2020.  New monthly rent shall be $3,403.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by Fair Market Rental Appraisal on the 10th anniversary.  Current monthly rent is $2,253.86.

 

 

14.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Laredo and Barker Aeromotive approved by Ordinance No. 91-O-097 dated May 6, 1991 for Hangar No. 1309 consisting of approximately 21,482 square feet of hangar and lobby space located at 4015 North Jarvis Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Said amendment extending the term of the lease agreement from twenty (20) years to twenty-nine (29) years ending on June 30, 2020 and may be extended for two (2) terms of five (5) years, ending on June 30, 2025 and June 30, 2030, respectively.  Monthly rental shall be adjusted based on changes in the Consumer Price Index and the rental obligation shall be further adjusted based on Fair Market Appraisal at each ten-year anniversary.

 

 

15.    An ordinance granting a Transitting License to Williams Communications, Inc. d/b/a Vyvx, Inc. (in the State of Texas), to erect, construct, maintain, and operate a wire telecommunications system for a term of four (4) years with one (1), four (4) year renewal option pursuant to the City of Laredo’s Wire Telecommunications System Registration and Licensing Ordinance of 1998- #98-O-353; and providing for an effective date.

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

16. 2000-O-149 Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fire Department FY1999-2000 Budget in the amount of $2,901.50 for a total of $10,401.50 distributed from Senate Bill 102 EMS/Trauma Systems Care Fund to be used toward the purchase of educational, communication and training equipment.  Original budgeted amount for FY1999-2000 was $7,500.00. (City Council)

 

 

2000-O-156 Approve of amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health and budget revision in the amount of $20,000.00 in additional funds for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2000, through January 31, 2001; and increase revenue line item 226-0000-323-4058 from $74,409.00 to $94,409.00 and expenditure line item 226-6018 from $74,409.00 to $94,409.00.  (City Council)

                        

 

2000-O-157 Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 1999-2000 Annual Budget in the amount of $380,000.00 for the upgrade of the Laredo Police Department’s communication system and to pay for the security fence around the narcotics building.  The upgrade of the communications system is not to exceed $350,000.00.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Laredo Police Department’s Trust Fund. (City Council)

 

 

2000-O-158 Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 1999-2000 annual budget in the amount of $208,466.00 for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  This project funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  Two additional clerical staff members will be added.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $158,466.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $50,000.00 to fund this grant from October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2001.  (City Council)

 

 

 

 

2000-O-159 Amending the City of Laredo’s 1999-2000 annual budget in the amount of $1,552,624.00 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotic Task Force.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be designating $1,164,624.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $175,000.00 from the opening fund balance and $213,156.00 of personnel salary contributions for a total amount of $388,156.00 in matching funds.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, overtime expenses, indirect operating expenses, and equipment from June 1, 2000 through May 31, 2001.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-160 An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operators Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Zone Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94 and with Geologistics Americas, Inc., as Zone Site Operator of an approximate 4,810 square foot facility located at the Killam Industrial Park, Site No. 3.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-161 Ordering and proclaiming a Special Election to be held on Saturday, August 12, 2000, designating polling places, providing for publication in reference to an election for the approval of a sports and community venue project (“The Laredo Entertainment Center”) and for one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract agreement to conduct said Special Election and other matters relating thereto.   (City Council)

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 

17. 2000-R-093 A resolution authorizing the City Manager to spend $800,000.00 for construction of the 16-inch water line on Highway 359 as the City of Laredo’s contribution to the Colonias Water and Wastewater Improvement Project.

 

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

 

18. Consideration to award a contract in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, Inc.) to fund the 4th of July Family Fiesta and authorizing the City Manager to execute said contract, and fund the contract form FY1999-2000 account number 244-4930-553-5423.

 

 

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

 

19. Report on new proposed Municipal Court Building cost estimate and schematic design prepared by Mr. John Hickey, Architect.

 

20.    Consideration to amend the City of Laredo Protocol Handbook – Section VI – H(5) “Appointees who are reappointed by a different Mayor or Council Member and who have not served a total of eight years shall serve for extended terms concurrent with terms of their new appointing officials, provided that they serve no longer than a total of eight years in any appointed capacity or combination thereof, except in a “holdover” capacity defined as when the appointing council member is him or herself in a holdover seat or the new council member has not yet appointed his or her representative”.

 

21. Consideration to amend the City of Laredo Protocol Handbook – Section XII-A regarding the order of seating of the City Council.

 

22.    Staff report on the circulation study for Lamar Middle School, as presented by Traffic Engineers, Inc., in conjunction with the widening of Lane Street between Milmo and Arkansas and authorizing staff to proceed to negotiate right of way (r.o.w.) donation, as needed, with adjoining property owners for this project.

 

 

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, June 21, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                     

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                             City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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