CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2000-R-28

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 16, 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 August 28, 2000 and September 5, 2000.

 

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognition of Mr. Federico Rangel and Mr. Pablo Hernandez, City employees from the Traffic Safety Signs Division, for their honesty in returning a briefcase containing $4,000.00 in cash and valuable jewelry to its owner.

 

Communiqués

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 

 

 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $204,825.00 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of June 1, 2000 through November 30, 2000.  The Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division approved this adjustment on September 18, 2000.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

      Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $204,825.00 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of June 1, 2000 through November 30, 2000.

 

 

2.   Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $200,000.00 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.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $127,955.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $72,045.00 to fund this grant from October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $200,000.00 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.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $127,955.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $72,045.00 to fund this grant from October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Public hearing amending Chapter 5.5, Ambulances Article I.-In General, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances, by specifically amending Section 5.5-28(a) to standardize basic rates as determined by Medicare; amending Sections 5.5-28(c)(1); 5.5-28(c)(2), 5.5-28(c)(3), and 5.5-28(c)(4) and creating Section 5.5-28(e); and providing for publication and effective date of January 1, 2001.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending Chapter 5.5, Ambulances Article I. -In General, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances, by specifically amending Section 5.5-28(a) to standardize basic rates as determined by Medicare; amending Sections 5.5-28(c)(1); 5.5-28(c)(2), 5.5-28(c)(3), and 5.5-28(c)(4) and creating Section 5.5-28(e); and providing for publication and effective date of January 1, 2001.

 

 

4.      Public hearing amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section 2-58(a), Holidays, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adding two additional holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Friday before Easter Sunday, for all City of Laredo employees.  Except as otherwise stated in any collective bargaining agreement.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section 2-58(a), Holidays, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adding two additional holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Friday before Easter Sunday, for all City of Laredo employees.  Except as otherwise stated in any collective bargaining agreement.

 

 

5.      Public hearing amending the City of Laredo’s FY00-01 budget for the NPDES Fund to appropriate $437,120.00 from the fund balance to award a professional services contract to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, to provide consulting services for the Chacon Creek Flood Mitigation Project.  The project is to implement the flood protection plan developed under a grant from Texas Water Development Board.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the City of Laredo’s FY00-01 budget for the NPDES Fund to appropriate $437,120.00 from the fund balance to award a professional services contract to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, to provide consulting services for the Chacon Creek Flood Mitigation Project.

 

 

 

6.   Public hearing regarding the proposed substantial amendment of the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Action Years Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) one-year action plans, also deleting the Blaine/Milmo/Loop 20 Improvements from the 24th Action Year CDBG one year action plan and deleting the East Martin Field Improvements from the 23rd Action Year CDBG one year action plan for purpose of reprogramming funds in the amount of $150,000.00 to the 26th Action Year.  The reprogramming funds will be used for the South Laredo Pedestrian Bridge and Improvements, Al King Park Improvements, and Lafayette Overpass Pedestrian Safety Fence.

 

 

7.   Public hearing to amend the fiscal year 2001 General Fund Budget, Capital Leases Fund and establishing a new fund, 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.  The proposed amendment will draw down $2,415,000.00 from General Fund and transfer $250,000.00 Capital Lease Fund and $2,165,000.00 to the 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund. (Approval of Resolutions 2000-R-146, 2000-R-147, 2000-R-148 are needed before Public Hearing)

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the fiscal year 2001 General Fund Budget, Capital Leases Fund and establishing a new fund, 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.  The proposed amendment will draw down $2,415,000.00 from General Fund and transfer $250,000.00 Capital Lease Fund and $2,165,000.00 to the 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

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

 

1.      Status report on the demolition of the Chacon Meadow Bridge.

 

2.      Status report on the Chacon Creek land acquisition and bike and hike trail.

 

3.      Staff report on the stench that affects the western boundary of District III, the Azteca Neighborhood and Downtown, with possible action.

 

4.      Staff report on the possibility of installing voice mail at the Police Station for each officer as to allow citizens to leave messages.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

1.   Discussion with possible action to increase the hazardous material permit fees currently charged for storage and transportation.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action to request from TNRCC the relocation of the Air Quality Monitors to the Mines Road area for a better reading of air quality.

 

 

C.     Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.      Status report from the Civic Center on the benches and lights improvements.

 

2.      Discussion on requesting staff to initiate more public announcements in Spanish through the Public Access Channel and the Public Information Office.

 

3.      Discussion on the status of the taxicab stand on the 700 block of Salinas in reference to Juan Medina from Checker Taxi, with possible action.

 

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

9.      An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Hill-Rom Company, Inc., for approximately 1,428 square feet constituting the southeast portion of Building No. 60 located at 4810 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on March 1, 2000 and ending May 31, 2001, and may be extended for one (1) term of one (1) year ending February 28, 2002 and an additional term for one (1) year and three (3) months ending July 1, 2003. Extension shall be upon the terms and conditions of this agreement.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party on not less than sixty (60) days written notice from the party terminating to the other.   Monthly rent shall be $1,071.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

 

 

 

 

10.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Barker Aeromotive for approximately 10,500 square feet of land located at 4015 North Jarvis Avenue for the purpose of installing aboveground fuel storage tanks.  Lease is for nineteen (19) years and eleven (11) months commencing September 1, 2000 and ending July 31, 2020 and may be extended for two (2) consecutive five (5) year terms ending July 31, 2025 and July 31, 2030.  Monthly rent shall be $420.00 and shall be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Further rent adjustments shall be made by Fair Market Value appraisal on the 10th and 20th anniversaries.

 

 

11.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Vance Executive Protection, Inc., for approximately 5.0 acres of land located on Block No. 1 (portion of ramp area) located north of the Passenger Terminal Building at the Laredo International Airport.  The area will be used to conduct corporate executive driver training.  Lease term is for one (1) day commencing on October 22, 2000 and ending October 22, 2000.  Rental fee shall be $1,500.00.

 

 

12.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber d/b/a/ Bed Factory for approximately 9,216 square feet constituting Building No. 1326 located at 103 Maher Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $1,690.00.  New monthly rent shall be $1,875.00.

 

 

13.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber d/b/a Bed Factory for approximately 9,216 square feet constituting Building No. 1335 located at 3918 North Jarvis Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $1,840.00.  New monthly rent shall be $2,024.00.

 

 

14.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber d/b/a Bed Factory for approximately 9,600 square feet constituting Building No. 1336 located at 3920 North Jarvis Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $2,475.00.  New monthly rent shall be $2,725.00.

 

 

15.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Laredo Police Department for approximately 16,000 square feet constituting Building No. 60 located at 4810 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for eleven (11) months and four (4) years commencing November 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2005, and may be extended for four (4) options of five (5) years each ending on September 30, 2010, September 30, 2015, September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2025.  New monthly rent shall be $3,512.00 commencing November 1, 2000 thru July 31, 2001 and monthly rent shall be $4,583.00 commencing August 1, 2001 thru September 30, 2001.  Rent shall be adjusted according to changes in the Consumer Price Index commencing October 1, 2001.  Previous tenant was Granitos Naturales of North America paying monthly rent of $4,000.00.

 

16.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with South Texas Workforce Development Board for approximately 10,552 square feet constituting Building No. 979 located at 4717 Daugherty Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on September 1, 2000 and ending on August 31, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $4,382.90.  New monthly rent shall be $4, 525.00.

 

17.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operators Agreement with Nippon Express USA, Inc. to operate an approximately 10,000 square foot facility within Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94 – Site 3 located at the Killam Industrial Park for a term of one (1) year, with two-one year renewal options ending on October 3, 2003.  The Foreign-Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C. has approved this site.

 

18.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Aero JBR for approximately 400 square feet constituting Building No. 125 located at 4619 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending on September 30, 2001 and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending on September 30, 2002 and September 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $500.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

 

19.    Amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-181 in order to reflect that Spigel Properties is the actual Lessee as the assignee of Riverdrive Mall, Inc. under the lease agreement between the City of Laredo and Riverdrive Mall, Inc., for two blocks of Vega Land adjacent to the Rio Grande River, for use as a parking lot located upon blocks number 08, and 08A, situated in the western division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

20.    Amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-182 in order to reflect that Spigel Properties is the actual lessee as the assignee of Riverdrive Mall, Inc. under the lease agreement between the City of Laredo and Riverdrive Mall, Inc., for two blocks number “X” & “Y”, situated in the western division, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

21.    2000-O-236     Adopting the City of Laredo Policy on Workplace Violence.  (As Amended)  (City Council)

 

         2000-O-237     Adopting the City of Laredo Policy on Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment.   (As Amended)  (City Council)         

 

         2000-O-251     Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Chapter 14 (Garbage, Trash, and Refuse), Article I, Section 14-3 by adding subparagraph (h) that thereby enables the City to assign certain households one (1) new 96-gallon roll-out refuse collection cart, that will remain the property of the City of Laredo, at no charge to the citizens, as part of a new service enhancement, semi-automated collection pilot program; Establishing rates of $7.00 per month for each additional cart requested by each household and $50.00 for replacement of carts that are stolen, misplaced or damaged; Providing for severability, effective date and publication.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-242     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 2, 4, 6, and the S1/3 of 8, Block 947, Western Division, located at 3701 Davis St. from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

 

2000-O-245     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning all of Block 200, Western Division located at 1102 Santa Maria Ave., from R-O (Residential/Office District) to CBD (Central Business District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Juan Ramirez)

 

XI.      RESOLUTIONS

 

22.    2000-R-142     A resolution designating Larry Dovalina, City Manager, as the official representative before the North American Development Bank for the purpose of receiving, administering, and taking action on the $6,231,450.00 Border Environmental Infrastructure Fund (BEIF) Grant for the Colonias Project.

 

23.    2000-R-143     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to disburse a payment in the amount of $90,200.00 to the Texas Department of Transportation, as the City of Laredo’s contribution to the cost of the Interchange at U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 359 Project.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

24.    2000-R-144     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $127,955.00 with the City of Laredo designating $72,045.00 in matching funds for a total of $200,000.00 to fund this project.  This project funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The funding period for this project is October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

25.    2000-R-145     A resolution authorizing the use of surplus proceeds from the Capital Improvement Fund – U.S. Highway 83 – State Highway 359 Interchange Project in the amount of $100,000.00 to fund the construction of a mezzanine level for the Traffic Safety Department Warehouse.  Funding is available in the CIF Fund. 

 

26.    2000-R-146     A resolution directing publication of notice of intention to issue City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificate of Obligation Series 2000, in the principal amount of $9,265,000.00 for paying all or a portion of the City’s Contractual Obligations for the purpose of constructing and equipping a new municipal court; construction and improving the City’s streets to-wit: Shiloh Widening, Santa Maria Reconstruction, Jacaman Road (through Airport property), Springfield Calle del Norte, Cuatro Vientos Road, Meadow at Tex-Mex (Traffic Analysis, Feasibility Study, and Overpass Design), McPherson Widening, Springfield Avenue Extension, Bartlett from Hillside to Gale, and the acquisition, design and construction of Inner City Park, and the payment of legal, fiscal, architectural and engineering fees in connection with such projects.

 

27.    2000-R-147     A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse cost of construction of a New Municipal Court, Improving City Streets and Acquisition and Construction of an Inner City Park.

 

28.    2000-R-148     A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse cost of purchase of two City of Laredo, Fire Department Ambulances.

 

29.    2000-R-149     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to use proceeds from the City of Laredo, Series 98 Certificate of Obligation, School Drop Off’s project, in the amount of $32,000.00 to pay for the City of Laredo’s contribution toward the cost of State Highway 359 and Concord Hills signalization ($20,000.00) and to fund additional unexpected costs for the FM1472 and Muller signalization project ($12,000.00).

 

30.   2000-R-150      A resolution accepting a donation of a 0.1331 acre tract of land as a public right-of-way easement from Central Power & Light Company for the Del Mar Boulevard Expansion Project.

 

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

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

 

a.      A refund in the amount of $545.93 for Three Forwarding Company due to a Webb County Appraisal Review Board order.  This personal property did not exist on the first of the year.

 

b.      A refund in the amount of $527.61 for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Wells Fargo, formerly known as Norwest, paid in error.

 

c.      A refund in the amount of $608.44 for Juan M. & Aurora Gonzalez.  Bank of America paid this account twice.

 

 

32.       Consideration to approve monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of September 2000, which represents a decrease in levy, is $22,313.04.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by Court Orders.

 

33.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve amendment No. 3 to the existing contract with Turner Collie & Braden Inc., for completion of the Environmental Information Document and preparation of step 2 of an application for supplemental funding from the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC) for the Colonias Project.  The amendment will reduce the amount of the contract with Turner Collie  & Braden Inc., from $264,000.00 to $199,500.00.  The reduction in the contract will also reduce the scope of services by reducing $30,000.00 from the Preliminary Engineering Report and eliminating $25,000.00 for the preparation of the O&M Plan.  Funding is available from the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC) Grant.

 

34.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the Texas Department of Health, Public Health Region 11, for 2,205 square feet of office space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar St.  The term of the lease renewal will be from September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001.  The lessee shall pay a sum in the amount of $884.25 per month.

 

35.       Consideration to award annual contracts (FY01-002) for the purchase of automotive parts for the Fleet Maintenance Division, to the following LOW BIDDERS:  Laredo Wholesale, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $77,003.11, A&A Automotive, San Antonio, Texas, in the base amount of $14,983.40, and O’Reilly Auto Parts, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $8,052.00.  These replacement parts will be purchased on an as needed basis for all City fleet vehicles.  The contract items include: oil/fuel filters, front end parts, hoses, clamps, belts, lamps/bulbs, services lubricants, and brakes.  Funding is available in the Fleet Fund.

 

36.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-003, to Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, in the base amount of $11,570.00, for providing laboratory analytical services for groundwater samples collected at the City Landfill.  This service is required to comply with requirements of the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC).  The City did receive a lower bid from Gemini Labs, Corpus Christi, Texas, however this firm’s LSOP (Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures) have not been approved by the TNRCC.  Funding for this contract is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

37.       Consideration to award annual contract number FY01-005 to the LOW BIDDER, Valu Care Cleaners, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $47,700.00 for providing laundry dry cleaning services for the Police Department uniforms.  Funding is available in the Police Department’s Budget.

 

38.       Consideration to award janitorial supply contracts (FY00-062) to the LOW BIDDERS, Unisource, Corpus Christi, Texas, Gulf Coast Paper, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Star Janitorial Supplies, Laredo, Texas, for providing general janitorial supplies to all city departments.  All items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  This contract establishes the fixed base price for janitorial supplies most commonly utilized by city departments.  These vendors offered the best discounts from their general catalogues.   

 

39.       Consideration for approval of Amendment No. 1, a net increase of $41,200.00 to the engineering and surveying contract with Howland Surveying Company, Inc., Laredo, Texas, to provide additional professional services for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation.  The services to include the design of drainage channels to convey storm water around the perimeter of the landfill, developing TNRCC permit modification document and construction staking of the proposed drainage channels.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

40.       Consideration to approve change order #3, to the Bridge System Toll Equipment Contract with Transcore.  This change order will extend the Transcore contract time from October 6, 2000 to March 2, 2001 with no financial impact.  This extension will reflect requested changes by the City and will allow completion of all outstanding items by the final contract completion date, thereby providing a clean transition to the warranty and maintenance phase.  Furthermore, this extension will in no way negatively impact the overall project.

 

41.              Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with Pinkerton for two office spaces totaling approximately 500 square feet and located at the International Bridges I & II.

 

1.            Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on November 1, 2000 and ending on October 31, 2000.

 

2.            Monthly rent will be $2,000.00 for both properties.

 

3.            City of Laredo may terminate this lease within ninety (90) days with written notice.

 

42.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend the 1996 Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Contract with the Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation to extend the deadline to expend the funds in the amount of $91,575.00 to September 30, 2001.  The amendment to the contract is necessary due to the unavailability HEBEL brick and skilled labor to work with the Hebel process and materials as the Corporation had envisioned originally.

 

 

43.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into and execute a construction takeover agreement with Evergreen National Indemnity Company as the performance and payment bond surety for Cantu-America Construction Company, for the completion of the East-Hachar Recreation Center Construction Project.

 

 

44.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services contract with Stafford Sports, LLC, of Medford, New Jersey, in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred and no/100ths ($137,500) Dollars, for Laredo Entertainment Center Arena Management Consultant Services, to advise and assist the City Manager in developing an agreement with Arena Ventures, LLC for the Laredo Entertainment Center.  Funding is available in the General Fund and from the Laredo Entertainment Center bond proceeds.

 

 

45.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit an application to the Federal Aviation Administration for an Innovative Finance Project to acquire approximately 180 acres for airport development, runway protection zone, noise impacted land and land for buffer zone located in the immediate vicinity of the Laredo International Airport.  The proposed innovative finance project combines both federal and local resources and strategies to enable the acquisition of the subject land. 

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

46.       Discussion with possible action on the proposed Bond Issuance for FY2000/2001 to be supported by Bridge Revenues (CIF). 

 

 

47.       Discussion with possible action on the zoning near the proposed United Independent School District’s Sport Complex. 

 

 

48.       Status report of the Colonias Project to include the grants received, the project scope, its timetable, and authorizing the City Manager to proceed with a plan for possible oversizing of the lines to accommodate future growth.

 

 

49.              Status report by the Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation on the progress of the Three Points Affordable Housing Project.

 

50.              Presentation on the status of acquiring additional EMS vehicles.

 

 

51.       Presentation on proposed programs related to water utility billing to assist customers on a fixed income with possible action.

 

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.

 

 

52.    Request for Executive Session under V.A.T.C.S. Texas Government Code Section 551.071(a)&(b), for consultation with City Attorney to discuss settlement offer and pending litigation in Cause Number 99-CVQ-00723-D3, in the 341st District Court, Styled Gilbert Leyendecker v. Jimmy Closner, and the City of Laredo, ET.AL., and return to open session for possible action thereon.

 

 

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, October 11, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                         City Secretary