CITY OF LAREDO

                                                                                                 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                                                                               A-2000-R-29

                                                                                                CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                                                                   1110 HOUSTON STREET

                                                                                                     LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

                                                                                                         OCTOBER 23, 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 September 12, 2000 and September 18, 2000.

 

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Special Mayor and City Council recognition of outstanding community service to a dedicated and loyal city employee.

 

Communiqués

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.   Appointment of Mr. Juan J. Cruz by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr., to the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee.

 

 

         VII.    PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing concerning an application by Jesus Mendoza, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the E 1/3 of Lot 3 and Lot 4, Block 2038, Eastern Division, located at 2104 S. Ejido Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential 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 the E 1/3 of Lot 3 and Lot 4, Block 2038, Eastern Division, located at 2104 S. Ejido Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2.   Public hearing concerning an application by Julia M. Ruhlman, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 13.5875 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Atlanta Dr. and north of Weathers Dr., from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing 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 13.5875 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Atlanta Dr. and north of Weathers Dr., from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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

 

1.      Status report on the DD Hachar Recreation Center, with possible action.

 

2.      Status report on the Eastwoods Park, with possible action.

 

 

3.      Status report on the proposed concrete channelization of the creek of Spur 400.

 

B.     Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.   Status report on the proposed traffic signalization at Buena Vista Ave. and Saunders St.

 

2.   Status report on the proposed traffic signalization at Lyon St. and Meadow Ave.

 

3.   Discussion and possible action on a traffic study to review the possible traffic signalization of Montgomery St. and Bartlett Ave.

 

   (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

4.      2000-O-253     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.             (City Council)

 

2000-O-254  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.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-255     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.    (City Council)

 

2000-O-256     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.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-257     Amending the fiscal year 2001 General Fund Budget, Contractual Obligation 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.  (As Amended)     (City Council)

 

2000-O-258     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.       (City Council)

 

2000-O-259     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.

                        (City Council)

 

2000-O-261     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.  (City Council)

 

 

2000-O-262     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.           (City Council)

 

 

2000-O-263     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.  (City Council)

           

 

2000-O-264     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. (City Council)

 

2000-O-265     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.  (City Council)          

 

2000-O-266     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 31, 2003.  The Foreign-Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C. has approved this site.   (City Council)       

 

2000-O-267     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.  (City Council)

                       

2000-O-268     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. (City Council)

 

2000-O-269     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.  (City Council)

                       

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

5.         Consideration to award a professional services contract to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, in the amount of $437,120.00, 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.  The scope of services for the mitigation project includes, but is not limited to, the following elements.

 

a.                  Identify, recommend and prioritize projects to mitigate the flooding according to the flood plain study.

 

b.                  Prepare a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan according to the flood plain study to mitigate the flooding.

 

c.                  Formulation of corrective solutions for the problem areas with evaluations and capital costs for each of the alternatives.

 

d.                  Identify the funding mechanism to implement the Capital Improvement Plan.

 

 

Funding is available in the NPDES Fund.

 

 

6.         Consideration to approve four (4) monthly Third Party Funding contracts.  The contracts are for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001 and total $521,000.00.

 

a.      S.C.A.N.                                                          $  50,000

b.      Laredo Animal Protective Society              $126,000

c.      Laredo Development Foundation              $285,000

d.      Laredo Veteran’s Coalition                         $  60,000

                    

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

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.

 

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 18, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

 

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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