CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A2000-R-20

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JULY 24, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services, are requested to contact Gustavo Guevara, City Secretary at (956) 791-7308 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  The accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces are located at City Hall, 1110 Victoria Ave.

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.ROLL CALL

 

IV.      MINUTES

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognition to Sgt. Jose Jalomo, Jr., of the Laredo Police Department who recently returned for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (FBINA) as he graduated from the 201st Session, in Quantico, Virginia, on June 16, 2000.

 

Communiqués

 

 

 

        VI.      APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Appointment of Ana Maria Montoya by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr., to the Laredo Commission for Women.

 

             VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing to approve of an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health and Budget revision in the amount of $12,000.00 for the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1999, through August 31, 2000.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

                        Approval of an amendment of the contract with the Texas Department of Health and Budget revision in the amount of $12,000.00 for the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 1999, through August 31, 2000; and decrease revenue line item 226-0000-323-4036 from $200,000 to $188,000 and expenditure line item 226-6007 from $200,000 to $188,000.

 

2.   Public hearing concerning an application by Angel R. Laurel, Jr., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by amending Ordinance 99-O-196, authorizing a name change on the Conditional Use Permit, for used clothing sales, from Daniel B. Hastings, Sr. to Angel R. Laurel, Jr. on Lots 6 and 8, Block 195, Western Division, located at 1119 Flores Avenue.  The current zoning for this site is CBD (Central Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed amendment to the Conditional Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by amending Ordinance 99-O-196, authorizing a name change on the Conditional Use Permit, for used clothing sales, from Daniel B. Hastings, Sr. to Angel R. Laurel, Jr. on Lots 6 and 8, Block 195, Western Division, located at 1119 Flores Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.

 

3.      Public hearing concerning an application by N.W. Development amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.680 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Jacaman Rd. and the Bartlett Avenue extension, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the B-4 and approval of a B-1 (Limited Business District).           

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.680 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Jacaman Rd. and the Bartlett Avenue extension, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

4.      Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget by creating 4 new positions for Parks and Recreation Department, D. D. Hachar Recreation Center, authorizing the City Manager to implement said amendment. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

An ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget by creating 4 new positions for the Parks and Recreation Department, D. D. Hachar Recreation Center, authorizing the City Manager to implement said amendment. 

 

5.      Public hearing authorizing the transfer from Mineral Leases Fund to the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $115,080.00 to partially fund the development of a 4.16 acre neighborhood park located in Eastwoods Subdivision at the 3600 block of Sheffield and Derby in District II; amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget for General Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $108,201.28 as proceeds from the settlement of a lawsuit styled City of San Benito, et al., vs. P.G. & E. Gas Transmission; transferring $66,920.00 to the Capital Improvements Fund to provide additional funding for Eastwoods Park and the COPS Substation to be located at Springfield Ave. and Ryan St. in District V, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Budget.

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the transfer from Mineral Leases Fund to the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $115,080.00 to partially fund the development of a 4.16 acre neighborhood park located in Eastwoods Subdivision at the 3600 block of Sheffield and Derby in District II; amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Annual Budget for General Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $108,201.28 as proceeds from the settlement of a lawsuit styled City of San Benito, et al., vs. P.G. & E. Gas Transmission; transferring $66,920.00 to the Capital Improvements Fund to provide additional funding for Eastwoods Park and the COPS Substation to be located at Springfield Ave. and Ryan St. in District V, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Budget.

 

 

 

      VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

6.   A.  Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

 

1.   Presentation of the Texas Border Infrastructure Coalition’s Legislative Agenda for the 77th Legislative Session.

 

B. Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.      Status report on City’s acquisition of secondary water source, with possible action.

 

 

C.     Request by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.

 

1.   Discussion with possible action to implement a parking permit system for the downtown parking meters.( Co-sponsored by Council Member Juan Ramirez)

 

D.     Request by Council Member Jose J. Ramirez

 

1.      Request for a status report on the Tecolotes contract that includes, cost to the City per game, cost of promotions, effectiveness of promotions, average attendance and other information relevant to the contract, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on the need for a police unit at the intersections approaching the International Bridge II during peak hour to control traffic.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action on the need for parking facilities in the downtown area and specifically in the area of San Agustin Church.

 

4.      Request for additional lighting on the east side of the Civic Center along San Bernardo Ave.

 

                                                                       

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

     IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

7.   Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 300 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 20 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on July 1, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending on June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003. Monthly rent shall be $345.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. 

 

 

 

8.   Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Texas Migrant Council for approximately 50,442 square feet of land located on Tract 3, Block 25 (5102 North Bartlett) at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on August 1, 2000 and ending on July 31, 2005 with a 120 day notice to terminate by either party. New monthly rent shall be $750.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Current monthly rent is $724.93.  

 

 

9.   Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Juan Vargas d/b/a The Education Center for approximately 4,308 square feet constituting Building No. 1169 located at 4407 Foster Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for three (3) months commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending on December 31, 2000.  Lessor has the option of extending this lease for one (1) term of six (6) months ending on June 30, 2001. New monthly rent shall be $1,625.00. Current monthly rent is $1,537.00.       

 

10.  Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border Maintenance Services, Inc., for approximately 2,504 square feet constituting Building No. 1421 located at 1817 Pappas Street at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on July 1, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2001.  New monthly rent shall be $851.00.  Current monthly rent is $725.00.

 

11. Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 300 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 22 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on July 1, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending on June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $345.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. 

 

12. Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 300 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 23 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on July 1, 2000 and ending on June 30, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year ending on June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $345.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

13.2000-O-183      Establishing and creating Policy and Procedures to consider requests for Foreign-Trade Zone Boundary (FTZ) Modifications that temporarily transfer FTZ designation from the Laredo International Airport Site No. 1 to private sites not currently participating in the FTZ Program; establishing an Administrative Fee of $200.00 per acre per month, subject to Foreign-Trade Zones Board approval; and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Policy and Procedures; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

 

 

2000-O-184     An ordinance designating as a one-way eastbound that section of Mier Street, block number 100, between Monterrey Avenue on the west and Sanders Avenue on the east, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the east direction and providing for publication and effective date.

                        (Cm. John C. Galo)

 

2000-O-185     An ordinance setting the maximum speed limits in that portion of Spur 400 between Arkansas Ave. and Loop 20, within the City Limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 35mph, 45mph, as defined in the Texas Department of Transportation Control Section Map 3543-01.   (Cm. Louis H. Bruni)

 

2000-O-186     An ordinance setting the maximum speed limits on that portion of US 59 between Arkansas Avenue and IH 35, within the City Limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 35mph, as defined in the Texas Department of Transportation Control Section Map 0542-01.

                        (Cm. Louis H. Bruni)

          

2000-O-187     An ordinance setting the maximum speed limits on that portion of US 83 (Guadalupe and Chihuahua) between Santa Ursula and Milmo Avenue, within the City Limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 30mph, as defined in the Texas Department of Transportation Control Section Map 0086-01.  (Cm. John C. Galo)

          

2000-O-188     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to purchase from the Utilities Department at fair market value, lots number one (1), and twelve (12), block number six hundred eighty-five (685) in the Eastern Division of the City of Laredo, also commonly known as the 2200 Block of McPherson in order to establish a centralized recycling drop off site.  (City Council)

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

14. 2000-R-106     A resolution resolving that the City Manager execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Valero Development Corporation, as Tenant, and Falcon International Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the bank’s mortgage the lease agreement for approximately 46,838 square feet of land located on Tract 1, Block 25 at the Laredo International Airport that was authorized by Ordinance No. 2000-O-129 dated May 22, 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

15. 2000-R-107     A resolution resolving that the City Manger execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornement Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Valero Development Corporation, as Tenant, and Falcon International Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the bank’s mortgage the lease agreement for Building No. 55 located at 4818 Thomas Avenue that was authorized by Ordinance No. 99-O-102 dated April 19, 1999.

 

 

16. 2000-R-108     A resolution resolving that the City Manager execute a subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Jose Mario Flores, as Tenant, and Falcon International Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the bank’s mortgage the lease agreement for Building No. 464 located at 1705 E. Hillside at the Laredo International Airport that was authorized by Ordinance No. 2000-O-126 dated May 15, 2000.

 

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

17.    In accordance with Article IX, Section 9.03 of the Charter of the City of Laredo, referring the proposed City of Laredo Comprehensive Plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission and requiring a report from the Planning and Zoning Commission on any recommendation to be brought back before the City Council no later than September 30, 2000.

        

 

18.    Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $81,495.00 for additional utility work to the construction contract with Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the 16-Inch Water Line Along State Highway 359.  Funding is available in the Waterworks 1997 Bond Issue Line Extensions.

 

 

19.    Consideration for acceptance of the Construction of Sidewalks and Handicap Ramps on School Approaches and other Streets located within the Community Development Target Areas, approximately 123 Blocks and approval of final payment in the amount of $106, 768.52 to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $476,703.22.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Action Year and Capital Improvements Project.

                                         

 

20.    Consideration for approval of change order no. 3 a decrease amount of $15,180.50 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG Sidewalks in District IV Project (City of Laredo Sidewalk Construction Project No. 10) and approval of final payment in the amount of $58,277.00 to Pete Gallegos, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $238,317.00.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Action Year.

 

21.    Consideration to REJECT THE SOLE BID submitted by Construction Inc. for the Police Substation located at Santa Maria Ave. at Ortiz Street due to the base bid being too high, and the bid package being incomplete with no acknowledgement of addenda and a bid bond with pages missing and authorizing the City Manager to construct the Police Substation with in-house forces (Public Works Department).  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Action year – Farias Police Substation.

 

22.    Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 to the DPW Service Center (EDA Project No. 08-01-03159) for an amount of $20,316.62 for additional construction work preparation of subgrade at Thomas Avenue by Marshall Company.  Funding is available in the Betterment Allowance already in the contract.

 

23.    Consideration to award a construction contract to Laredo Class One Builders, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $115,000.00 for Police Substation located at Sierra Vista and Cenizo Loop.  Capital Improvement Projects – Cops Substation District I.

 

24.    Consideration to authorize the City Manager to donate used child development equipment to the City of El Cenizo, Texas, 507 Cadena, El Cenizo, Texas, 78046.  This is strictly a donation and will be at no cost to the City.

 

25.    Consideration for approval of the Plans and Specifications for Phase IA and Phase 1B of the City of Laredo Residential Sound Insulation Program, as part of the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program; and authorization to advertise for bids for soundproofing work in accordance with said plans and specifications.

 

26.        Consideration to authorize the payment of a vehicle allowance of $250.00 per month to Assistant City Manager Cynthia Collazo.  This vehicle allowance is equal to the allowance currently paid to Assistant City Manager Larry Dovalina.  This payment is to be effective as of July 1, 1999.

 

 

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

 

27.    Status report on the Privatization of the Utilities Department and authorization to publish Request for Proposals from interested parties.

 

28.    Submission of Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Annual Budget as per Article VI, Section 6.02, Submission of Budget of the Charter of the City of Laredo which states that “sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal year, or any time before that, the City Manager shall present to the Council, in an open public meeting, after proper public notice, and having been placed on the Council meeting agenda, a budget for the ensuing fiscal year with an accompanying message”. 

 

29.    Presentation on the recruitment progress of the City Manager position, with possible action.

 

30.    Presentation by Graphitiks Advertisement Design Inc., on the AVI Marketing Logo for the City of Laredo’s transponders, with possible action.

 

 

XIV.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

 

31. 2000-RMH-003     A resolution for the approval from the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) Board of Directors to change 80% of Fair Market Rents (FMR) on all rental units that become vacant and the Jose A. Flores Apartments, effective July 25, 2000.  The proposed calculated rental rates at 80% of FMR are as follows: $388.00 for a 2-bedroom, $485.00 for a 3-bedroom, and $546.00 for a 4-bedroom.

 

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, July 19, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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