CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2000-R-24

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

SEPTEMBER 5, 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, 1100 Victoria Ave.

 

 

Out of Consideration for all attendees of the City Council meetings, please turn off all cellular phones and pagers, or place on inaudible signal.  Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

 

 

    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.      ROLL CALL

 

IV.      MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of July 20, 2000 and July 24, 2000.

 

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

 

VI.                APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing to adopt the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 by appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001, consistent with the financial plan described in said Annual Budget; and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Annual Budget.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

                        Adopting the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 by appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001, consistent with the financial plan described in said Annual Budget; and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Annual Budget.

 

2.   Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Budget in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Children’s Dental Health Program of the City of Laredo Health Department to reflect an amendment to the contract with the Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch for the period beginning August 1, 2000 through July 31, 2001.

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Budget in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Children’s Dental Health Program of the City of Laredo Health Department to reflect an amendment to the contract with the Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch for the period beginning August 1, 2000 through July 31, 2001; and increase revenue line item 226-0000 from $0 to $20,000 and expenditure line item 226-6301 from $0 to $20,000.

 

3.      Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Airport Budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration being grant project no. 3-48-0136-26-00 in the amount of $849,845.00 for the purpose of rehabilitating a portion of Runway 17R/35L and for the purpose of acquiring a parcel of land to expand the Runway Protection Zone to Runway 35L and appropriating said grant revenue and local match to the appropriate expenditure accounts and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 Airport Budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration being grant project no. 3-48-0136-26-00 in the amount of $849,845.00 for the purpose of rehabilitating a portion of Runway            17R/35L and for the purpose of acquiring a parcel of land to expand the Runway Protection Zone to Runway 35L and appropriating said grant revenue and local match to the appropriate expenditure accounts and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

4.      Public hearing for the adoption of a tax rate of $0.576358/$100 value with a Maintenance Operation rate of $0.417755/$100 and an Interest and Sinking fund rate of $0.158603/$100.  Motion to set a date of September 18, 2000 to introduce an ordinance for the adoption of the tax rate.         

 

 

5.      Public hearing of an ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 budget by transferring the revised budget from General Fund Improvements Other than Building in the amount of $125,000.00 and Professional Services in the amount of $134,784.00 for the Skate Board Park in order for monies not to lapse and completion of project to continue and be finalized in FY 2000-2001 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Budget.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

An ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1999-2000 budget by transferring the revised budget from General Fund Improvements Other than Building in the amount of $125,000.00 and Professional Services in the amount of $134,784.00 for the Skate Board Park in order for monies not to lapse and completion of project to continue and be finalized in FY 2000-2001 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Budget.

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

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

 

1.      Discussion with possible action updating the FAR PART 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Study.

 

2.      Discussion on processing a rezoning on those properties in the proximity to the proposed UISD Sports Facility at the intersection of the Bob Bullock Loop and State Highway 359 from M-1 to B-4, with possible action.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Alfredo Agredano)

 

 

B.     Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.      Status report on the Operation Clean Up Program with possible action.

 

2.      Status report on the number of junk vehicles tagged by Code Enforcement during the recent detail coverage  in District IV.

 

 

 

 

 

C.     Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.   Presentation by Officer Luis E. Dovalina, President of the Laredo Police Officers’ Association, regarding the City Employee Retirement Benefit Package, proposing a number of ideas that would allow for the creation of a better benefits package for every city employee.

 

 

 

                                   

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

7.      An ordinance closing as a public easement that section of the 1900 block of Poggenpohl Street between  Sta. Rita and Vidaurri Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas and providing for an effective date.

 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

8.      2000-O-218     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for the E 2/3 of Lot 2, Block 2165A, and Lots 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11 and 12, Block 1480, Eastern Division, located at 2600 block of Diaz Street; providing for publication and effective date

 

 

2000-O-219     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the E 2/3 of Lot 2, Block 2165A, and Lots 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12, Block 1480, Eastern Division, located at the 2600 block of Diaz Street, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

9.      2000-R-125     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant, if offered, from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program in the amount of $4,500,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a portion of parallel taxiway to Runway 17L/35R.  The City’s ten (10%) percent local match for this project in the amount of $500,000.00 is available in the Airport Land Reimbursement Account.

 

 

10.    2000-R-128     A resolution declaring the City of Laredo’s intent to sponsor the construction of a Fifth International non-commercial, bridge crossing joining the Mexican State of Tamaulipas and the State of Texas and located in the City of Laredo for the purpose of meeting the needs of the area’s growing populous; instructing the City Manager to notify all applicable levels of government in Mexico and the United States of the City’s intent and to formalize discussions necessary in moving this project forward; and further directing the City Manager to receive proposals to undertake preliminary studies in regard to location, design, financial feasibility, and the social and environmental impact of the project.

 

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

11.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit a grant application for $153,470.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001.

 

12.       Consideration authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Dental Branch to provide Dental Student/Residential Training at the City of Laredo Department for the period beginning August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2001.

 

13.       Consideration authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $183,186.00 to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the Tuberculosis Elimination – Federal Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001.

                                         

 

 

 

14.       Consideration to award contract number FY00-139, to the LOW BIDDER, Park Place Recreation Designs, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $13,319.00, for the purchase and installation of a play structure for the Ochoa Park complex and rejecting all bids received for a second play structure.  The design of the second play structure has been modified and new bids are currently being requested.   Funding for this project has been allocated in the 2000 Contractual Obligation Bond.

 

 

15.       Consideration to transfer funds in an amount of $30,090.00 from the CPL Road Project, Account #402-4323-535-5002 to the Parks and Recreation Department for the purchase and installation of one shaded play structure at Santa Maria Ave. and Circle Drive play area and also the purchase and installation of an upgraded shaded play structure at Father McNaboe Park.

 

 

16.       Consideration to authorize Amendment No. 2 for $100,000.00 to the Groundwater Source Development contract with CH2MHILL Engineers.  This amendment represents Phase II of the contract for work related to the development of the project requirements and specifications, and assistance to the City on the technical/financial aspects of the final contract negotiation with the selected firm.  This amendment brings the total groundwater contract to $305,000.00.  Funding is available in the Water Availability Fund.

                          

 

17.       Consideration to award an engineering contract to Foster Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $77,278.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the San Francisco Xavier Road.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

 

18.       Consideration for approval of change order no. 4 for an increase amount of $40,950.00 for additional construction work at the Calton Road Widening Project at the Public Library and the McPherson Road Widening Project from Calton Road to the Culvert Drainage Channel at Cotulla’s Restaurant to provide additional asphalt paving along McPherson from the Calton/McPherson intersection to the bridge at Cotulla’s Restaurant, approximately 1300 L.F. and provide new pavement appearance to the entire scope of the project at Calton Road and McPherson.  

 

 

 

 

 

XIV.     EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, when it deems it necessary to consult privately with its attorney about any item upon this agenda, pursuant to the provisions of Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code.

 

 

19.       Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code e551.071 (1)(A) & (B) to consult with City Attorney regarding contemplated litigation and possible settlement offer regarding property located at 1704 Lane St., and return to open session for possible action.

 

 

20.       Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in regards to deliberating the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property for a proposed City Landfill site, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person; and return to Open Session for 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, August 30, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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