CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2000-R-32

PLANNING AND ZONING AGENDA

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

NOVEMBER 27, 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

 

V.           COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognizing “The Best Little Blood Drive on the Border.” The City of Laredo and Webb County came together to donate 315 pints of blood.  These donations have the ability to help as many as 1260 people as per the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.  The winner of this year’s blood drive is the City of Laredo with 184 pints of blood. Webb County donated 131 pints of blood. There were a total of 42 people who registered to become bone marrow donors. Congratulations City of Laredo and Webb County.

 

Communiqués

 

 

 

 VI.   APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.     Appointment by Council Member John C. Galo of Victor Sauceda and Ricardo Hinojosa, Jr. to the Redistricting Committee.

 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing concerning an application by Lauro and Olga Villareal amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4 and the W1/2 of Lot 5, Block 1394, Eastern Division, located at 2417 Kearney St., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4 and the W1/2 of Lot 5, Block 1394, Eastern Division, located at 2417 Kearney St., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

2.     Public hearing concerning an application by Lewis and Elaine Calk, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 110.003 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Ejido Ave. and north of Eistetter Rd.  (Wormser Rd.), from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area 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 110.003 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Ejido Ave. and north of Eistetter Rd.  (Wormser Rd.), from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

3.     Public hearing concerning an application by Killam Oil Company amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 56.4870 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Bob Bullock Lp. and Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business 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 56.4870 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Bob Bullock Lp. and Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

4.     Public hearing concerning an application by B. B. Loop – 20 Property, Ltd. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 28.916 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commerical 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 28.916 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

5.     Public hearing concerning an application by B. B. Loop – 20 Property, Ltd. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.084 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  This item was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission as a 31.931 acre tract, from R-1 to B-4.  The Commission recommended approval of a B-1 zone on this 8.084 acre tract.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.084 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

6.     Public hearing concerning an application by B. B. Loop – 20 Property Ltd. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 23.847 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  This item was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission as a 31.931 acre tract, from R-1 to B-4.  The Commission recommended approval of a B-4 zone on this 23.847 acre tract.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 23.847 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of Maria Luisa Dr., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

7.     Public hearing concerning an application by Lakeside Subdivision, L.L.C., amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 73.0759 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Lp. and south of Lakeview Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single 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 73.0759 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Lp. and south of Lakeview Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.     Public hearing concerning an application by the Webb County Correctional Center Public Facility Corp. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Webb County Detention Center Plat, located north of the City of Rio Bravo and west of South Highway 83, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Webb County Detention Center Plat, located north of the City of Rio Bravo and west of S. Hwy. 83, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

 

 

9.     Public hearing concerning an application by John S. Jacaman Cattle Company, Ltd. amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 22.84 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Sinatra Parkway and west of Bob Bullock Lp., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) and R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial 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 22.84 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Sinatra Parkway and west of Bob Bullock Lp., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) and R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

10.  Public hearing concerning an application by Enedina Carmona amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1693, Eastern Division, located at 2820 Clark Blvd., 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 by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1693, Eastern Division, located at 2820 Clark Blvd., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

11.  Public hearing concerning an application by Fernando Sada Quiroz amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for mini-storage warehouses on Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10, Block 431, Eastern Division, located at 202 W. Saunders St.  The current zoning for this site is B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

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 warehouses on Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10, Block 431, Eastern Division, located at 202 W. Saunders St.; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

12.  Public hearing concerning an application by Riata Minerals, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.03 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, being a part of Lot 1, Block 1, Twiss Subdivision, located east of Santa Maria Ave. and north of Casa de Palmas Subdivision, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial 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 1.03 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, being a part of Lot 1, Block 1, Twiss Subdivision, located east of Santa Maria Ave. and north of Casa de Palmas Subdivision, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

13.  Individual public hearings for the voluntary annexation of five (5) tracts of land (Tract 1: Dolores Ranch Tract – 169.195 acres, more or less; Tract 2: Killam Industrial Tract – 207.4636 acres, more or less; Tract 3: Killam Ponderosa Tract – 194.8842 acres, more ore less; Tract 4: Hurd Tract – 124.6586 acres, more or less; Tract 5: Treviño Tract – 1.971 acres, more or less) totaling 698.1724 acres, more or less, and the unilateral annexation of three (3) tracts of land (Tract 6: Tex-Mex Railway Tract – 228.6075 acres, more or less; Tract 7: Mines Road Tract – 14.817 acres, more or less; Tract 8: Wormser Road Tract – 5.9861 acres, more or less) totaling 249.4106 acres, more or less, for a total of 947.583 acres, as described in the tract summaries as required by Section 43.063 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

 

14.  Public hearing adopting the Speed Hump Installation Policy of the City of Laredo which establishes procedures and priorities for the Speed Hump Installation, removal, alteration, location, eligibility requirements and cost sharing criteria; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)

 

FINAL READING ORDINANCE 2000-O-295

Adopting the Speed Hump Installation Policy of the City of Laredo, which establishes procedures and priorities for the Speed Hump Installation, removal, alteration, location, eligibility requirements and cost sharing criteria; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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

 

1.     Status report on the construction of Highway 359, with possible action.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Alfredo  Agredano)

 

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

 

 

B.    Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.   Status report on all ordinance violations by TexMex Railroad, with possible action.

 

              

               (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

16.    2000-O-281 Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 General Fund Budget by creating seven (7) new firefighters positions to the EMS Division at Fire Station No. 11 located on Highway 359, as authorized by the City Council to be effective upon adoption; and increasing estimated revenues and expenditures of $106,551.00 in said budget.  (City Council)

                       

2000-O-284     Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000/2001 Public Works budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the South Texas Development Council (STDC) in the amount of $40,348.00 for the purpose of constructing the Citizen’s Convenience Center of the City of Laredo Public Works Department and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

           

2000-O-285     Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $153,470.00 for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001. (City Council)

 

2000-O-286     Amending the FY 2000-2001 budget by transferring the amount of $44,701.00 from the FY 1999/2000 fund balance to the current FY 2000/2001 budget for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH – Title V) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001.  (City Council)

                       

2000-O-288     Amending the FY 2000-2001 Budget by increasing revenues in the amount of $157,329.00 and increasing expenditures in the amount of $157,118.00 for the FAR Part 150 Airport Noise Abatement Compatibility Program. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

2000-O-289     Establish rental rates based on 8.5% (percent) of the appraised value of each home, establish a rent deposit equivalent to one (1) month’s rent and establish a late fee of $5.00 per day after the 10th day of each month for the homes purchased by the City of Laredo under the FAR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program and to be leased by Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC).  (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)  

 

2000-O-290     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the License authorized by Ordinance No. 97-O-303 dated December 15, 1997 with In-Ter-Space Services, Inc. d/b/a Interspace Airport Advertising and Display, as Concessionaire, to allow Concessionaire additional advertising spaces as well as extend the primary term. The proposed amendment will extend the primary term from five (5) years to seven (7) years and three (3) months ending on October 31, 2005 instead of July 31, 2003 and increase the number of advertising locations by nine (9) at the Laredo International Airport; all other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

2000-O-291     An ordinance authorizing 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, 2001.

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

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

 

 

 

2000-O-292     An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 96-O-093 to reflect the new abutting property owners being Mr. Daniel Garcia, Jr. and wife Melida Garcia as the authorized buyers, instead of Imelda Yolanda Bustamante of the “Surface Only” of Parcel No. 3-a 1,286.21 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, comprised of a portion of the north half of Jarvis Avenue right-of-way between the south right-of-way of Sta. Barbara Street and the north right-of-way of Sta. Clara Street, also bounded on the west and east by Blocks nos. 203 and 204 respectively, Eastern Division, as per the City of Laredo Original Land Grant, recorded in Volume 7, Page 15, Webb County Plat Records; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title of the “Surface Only” at its market value of said City property to Mr. Daniel Garcia, Jr. and wife Melida Garcia who are now the current abutting property owners and providing for an effective date.

 

 

2000-O-293     An ordinance closing as a public easement a 60.0 foot strip of land out of a portion of Casa Verde Road between west right-of-way line of Loop 20 and the east right-of-way line of the new University Boulevard Extension.  Said 60.0 foot strip of land being situated in Porcion 26, Abstract 282, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below and more particularly described by metes and bounds, provided that the City retains a 12 foot wide (23,224 square feet) Central Power and Light Company utility easement as described, and providing for an effective date for the closure of the parcel and reversion of the public’s interest in said parcel to the abutting owner.

 

Being a strip of land generally 60.0 feet in width and containing 2.648 acres, more or less, out of the certain 1,450 acre tract more fully described in a conveyance from Delfina Benavides Alexander to Delfina Alexander Ochoa and Josefina Alexander Gonzalez, recorded in Volume 414, Pages 502-503, Deed Records, Webb County, Texas said strip of land being a portion of the Test Site Road also known as Casa Verde road in the vicinity of its intersection with Loop 20, situated in Porcion 26, Abstract 282, Agustin Sanchez, Original Grantee, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

 

 

2000-O-294     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its adjusted market value of $11,824.00, of certain property described as a tract of land containing 13,436.00 sq. ft., more or less, out of that former section of the 200 block of Laredo Street between Sanders Avenue and the west right-of-way line of the Texas Mexican Railroad, to Alexander Investments.  Said tract being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; provided the City of Laredo will retain the entire street property as a utility easement, being described on the excerpt of a City Plat, and hereby approving the submitted Improvement Plan, as described and which is in compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy Handbook, as approved per Resolution No. 91-R-140; and providing for an effective date.

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

17. 2000-R-161        A resolution accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 1.357 acres (59,106.17 sq. ft.), more or less, tract of land, and a 0.643 of an acre (28,013.48 sq. ft.), more or less, tract of land from Delfina A. Alexander, Josefina Alexander Gonzalez, and Alexander Residential Corporation; for the construction of a Fire Station on Casa Verde Road, with frontage to Loop 20.  Said 1.357 acres and 0.643 of an acre tract of land being out of the D. Alexander Ochoa and J. Alexander Gonzalez Properties, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being generally described, and more particular by metes and bounds.         

 

18.  2000-R-162       A resolution declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land for the construction of a downtown parking lot.   Said parcel being legally described as Lot 9 and 2 Varas of Lot 8, Block 33, Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and being delineated on copy of City Plat, and authorizing staff to negotiate for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value to be established be a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

19.       Consideration to award a demolition contract to III PG Enterprises of Laredo in the amount of $178,770.00 to demolish two masonry buildings identified as Building No. 1450 and No. 1451 located at the Laredo International Airport and authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute said contract.  The term of the contract to complete the scope of work is 60 calendar days.  III PG Enterprises is the responsive low bidder meeting all bid specifications.  A total of eight (8) bids were received.

 

 

20.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc. (CSS) in the amount of $120,060.00 to administer the City’s Fiscal Year 2001 General Fund Welfare Assistance Program through which rental, utility, burial, transportation, ambulance, and health care assistance is provided to indigent individuals and families residing in the community.  The contract would cover expenditures for the period of October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

 

 

21.       Ratify and approve action taken by the City Manager on November 3, 2000 to renew the contract with Arthur J. Gallagher, insurance broker on behalf of XL Specialty Insurance Company for Airport Liability and Control Tower Liability Insurance coverage for the annual premium amount of $51,000.00, effective October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001.

     

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

22.       Presentation by International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) on the Water Quality of the Rio Grande.  IBWC is under contract with Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and is responsible for collecting the water quality data from seventy two (72) monitoring stations along the Rio Grande River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, November 22, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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