CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2000-R-33

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

DECEMBER 4, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

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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 November 6, 2000 and November 15, 2000.

 

 

V.           COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

 

 

 

 VI.   APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing authorizing the City Manager 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 May 31, 2001.  The Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division approved this adjustment of 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 May 31, 2001.  The Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division approved this adjustment of September 18, 2000.

 

 

 

2.   Public hearing concerning an application by Mr. Humberto Treviño, altering and extending the boundary limits for the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 1.971 acres, located in Porcion 31 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Treviño Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Altering and extending the boundary limits for the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 1.971 acres, located in Porcion 31 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Treviño Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-4 (Highway Commercial District). 

 

 

 

 

3.     Public hearing concerning an application by the City of Laredo, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 228.6075 acres, located in Porcion 31 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Tex-Mex Railway Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended against the proposed annexation.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 228.6075 acres, located in Porcion 31 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Tex-Mex Railway Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District).

 

 

 

4.     Public hearing concerning an application by Hurd Urban Development, Ltd., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 124.6586 acres, located in Porcion 19 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Hurd Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with the initial zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 124.6586 acres, located in Porcion 19 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Hurd Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.     Public hearing concerning an application by Killam Development Corporation, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 194.8842 acres, located in Porciones 28 and 29 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Killam Ponderosa Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing 108.3589 acres as R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District), 15.0592 acres as R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District), 29.1943 acres as B-3 (General Business District), and 42.2718 acres as M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation and against the proposed initial zoning of M-1.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 194.8842 acres, located in Porciones 28 and 29 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Killam Ponderosa Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing 108.3589 acres as R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District), 15.0592 acres as R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District), 29.1943 acres as B-3 (General Business District), and 42.2718 acres as M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

 

 

6.     Public hearing concerning an application by Killam Industrial Development Partnership, Ltd., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 207.4636 acres, located in Porcion 18 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Killam Industrial Tract, providing for the effective date of ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with the initial zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 207.4636 acres, located in Porcion 18 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Killam Industrial Tract, providing for the effective date of ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.     Public hearing concerning an application by Ramsa Properties, Inc., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 169.195 acres, as described by metes and bounds, specifically the Dolores Ranch Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with the initial zoning.

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 169.195 acres, as described by metes and bounds, specifically the Dolores Ranch Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

 

 

8.     Public hearing concerning an application by the City of Laredo, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 14.817 acres, located in Porcion 14 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Mines Rd. Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with the initial zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 14.817 acres, located in Porcion 14 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Mines Rd. Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (light Manufacturing District). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.     Public hearing concerning an application by the City of Laredo, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 5.9861 acres, located in Porciones 33 and 34 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Wormser Rd. Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed annexation with the initial zoning.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 5.9861 acres, located in Porciones 33 and 34 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Wormser Rd. Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District). 

 

10.  Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $94,409.00 for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project.  The Texas Department of Health has awarded $94,409.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning February 1, 2001 through January 31, 2002. (Approval of Resolution 2000-R-163 needed before Public Hearing)

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $94,409.00 for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project.  The Texas Department of Health has awarded $94,409.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning February 1, 2001 through January 31, 2002.

 

11.  Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount  $5,000.00 for the Border Health Project. The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $5,000.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001. (Approval of Resolution 2000-R-164 needed before Public Hearing)

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount  $5,000.00 for the Border Health Project. The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $5,000.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001.

 

12.  Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $31,480.00 in additional funds for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Project.   The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $31,480.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning April 1, 2000 through March 31, 2001.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $31,480.00 in additional funds for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Project.   The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $31,480.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning April 1, 2000 through March 31, 2001.

 

13.  Public hearing amending Chapter 15, Health and Sanitation, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances by establishing Article VII.,  On-Site Sewage Disposal; providing for severability; and providing for effective date and publication. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending Chapter 15, Health and Sanitation, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances by establishing Article VII.,  On-Site Sewage Disposal; providing for severability; and providing for effective date and publication. 

 

 

14.  Public hearing authorizing the decrease of the maximum commercial weight allowed to cross International Bridges of the City of Laredo, without a permit, from 84,000 lbs to 80,000 lbs and increasing the bridge toll rate schedule for South bound commercial over weights (anything over 80,000 lbs) and redefining the different over weight categories, and implementing a penalty fee for South bound over weights that arrive at the International Bridge of the City of Laredo, without a permit, and hereby repealing all conflicting  sections in all ordinances currently in effect.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Decreasing the maximum commercial weight allowed to cross International Bridges of the City of Laredo, without a permit, from 84,000 lbs to 80,000 lbs and increasing the bridge toll rate schedule for South bound commercial over weights (anything over 80,000 lbs) and redefining the different over weight categories, and implementing a penalty fee for South bound over weights that arrive at the International Bridge of the City of Laredo, without a permit, and hereby repealing all conflicting sections in all ordinances currently in effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

15.  A.  Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

           

1.   Discussion with possible action on improving the phone system at City Hall.

 

B.    Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.     Status report on the construction of the Skate Park.

 

2.     Discussion on the use of “liquid string” and “snappers” at parades and directing staff to draft an ordinance to its prohibition for introduction at the December 18th City Council Meeting.

 

C.  Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.   Discussion with possible action on the deterioration of Calton Road between McPherson Rd.  and IH-35.

 

2.   Discussion with possible action on the deterioration of Hillside Rd.  between Springfield Ave. and McPherson Rd.

 

3.     Status update of sidewalk improvements in District V, under design and construction with possible action.

 

D.    Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Joe A. Guerra

 

1.     Discussion with possible action on ambulatory vendors out on the streets.

 

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

 

1.   Discussion with possible action on Union Pacific Rail Crossings and abandoned tracks in District VII.

 

F.   Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1. Discussion with possible action on City Property by the west railroad tracks on Zaragosa and Ventura.

 

2.     Discussion with possible action regarding a parking lot for tour buses and tractor trailers at River Drive Mall.

 

3.     Discussion with possible action regarding railroad tracks not in use by Vidaurri St. and Santa Rita St.

 

4.     Discussion with possible action on vacant units at Municipal Housing.

        (Recess)

        (Press Availability)

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

16.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 1,992 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 11 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 October 1, 2000 and ending on September 30, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending September 30, 2002 and September 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $2,200.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for effective date.

 

17.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County Head Start for approximately 300 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 21 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 September 1, 2000 and ending on August 31, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending August 31, 2002 and August 31, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $370.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

18.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County Head Start for approximately 480 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 26 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 October 1, 2000 and ending on September 30, 2001, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending September 30, 2002 and September 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $590.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

19.    2000-O-282     Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2000-A, in the principal amount of $1,600,000.00, for the purchase of automotive equipment, trucks, fire engines, ambulances, sweeper, mowers, street equipment and computers and ordaining other matters relating to the subject and authorizing amendment to City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein.  (City Council)

 

 

 

2000-O-283     Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2000, in the principal amount of $9,400,000.00 for paying all or a portion of the City’s Contractual Obligations for the purpose of constructing and equipping a new Municipal Court; constructing 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 TxMex (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 and ordaining other matters relating to the subject and authorizing amendment to City‘s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein. 

(City Council)

 

 

2000-O-296     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. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

 

2000-O-297     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); providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

                       

 

2000-O-298     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.  (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

                       

2000-O-299     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.

                        (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

                       

 

2000-O-300     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.

                        (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

 

2000-O-301     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.

                        (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)  (As Amended) 

 

 

2000-O-302     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.

(Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

                       

2000-O-303     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a correctional facility on Lot 1, Block 1, Webb County Detention Center Plat, located north of the City of Rio Bravo and west of Hwy. 83; providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)  (As Amended)

 

2000-O-304     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.

(Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-O-305     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a Child Day Care Center on Lot 5, Block 1693, Eastern Division, located at 2820 Clark Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.

(Council Member Louis H. Bruni)  (As Amended)

 

 

2000-O-306     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.  (Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

                       

 

2000-O-307     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.  (Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

                       

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

20. 2000-R-163        A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documents for a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $94,409.00 for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2001 through January 31, 2002.        

 

 

21.  2000-R-164       A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documents for a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Border Health Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001.         

 

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

23.            Consideration to approve 30 General Fund Third Party Funding contracts.  The contracts are for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001 and total $518,593.00. 

 

 

Avance

$15,000

Bringing Everyone Special       Together

$14,063

Bethany House

$15,000

Border Area Nutrition Council

$27,000

Boy’s & Girls Club of Laredo

$89,528

Boy Scouts Gulf Coast Council

$18,000

Casa de Misericordia

$10,000

Catholic Social Services

$11,250

Children’s International Advocacy Center

$50,000

Communities In Schools

$15,000

Community Action Agency – Elderly Nutrition Program

$20,000

Community Action Agency –Meals on Wheels

$18,750

Girl Scouts Paisano Council

$10,000

Holding Institute

$  4,000

Infante Boxing Club

$  3,000

Laredo Crime Stoppers

$15,000

LISD Campus Crime Stoppers

$  6,000

Laredo Region Food Bank

$18,000

Laredo Webb County Child Welfare Board

$  5,202

Laredo Webb County Food Bank

$30,550

Laredo Webb County Neighborhood Housing Service

$15,000

Laredo International Fair and Exposition

$  4,500

Literacy Volunteers of America

$  6,750

Mi Laredo

$  4,500

Rio Grande International Study Center

$  6,375

Rio Grande /Rio Bravo Basin Coalition

$  5,000

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center

$67,500

Sacred Heart Children’s Home

$  2,625

South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

$  4,325

Webb County American Red Cross

$  6,675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.       Consideration to approve 18 Hotel/Motel Fund Third Party Funding contracts.  The contracts are for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001 and total $413,729.00

 

Club Olympia Track and Field

$    4,500

Laredo Chamber of Commerce – Cola Blanca

$  9,000

LULAC #7

$    2,250

LULAC #12

$  4,050

Society of Martha Washington

$  10,000

Salon de la Fama Latinoamericana del Deporte

$  3,600

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association

$    9,000

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum

$11,750

Laredo Children’s Museum

$  50,000

Webb County Heritage Foundation

$52,750

Laredo Center for the Arts

$131,360

L.C.C. Dance/Music Community Production

$32,815

Laredo Little Theater

$  27,054

Laredo Philharmonic Chorale

$  2,600

Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra

$  37,000

Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center

$10,000

Servicing Children & Adolescents in Need – July 4th Fiesta

$  10,000

T.A.M.I.U. Dance Productions

$  6,000

 

 

24.       Consideration to award an annual maintenance contract for library automation, network services, software, Vmark licenses and equipment for the libraries’ DynixÔ network to epixtech co. in the amount of $53,754.88.

 

25.       Consideration for approval of final change order no. 3, a decrease of $116,846.50 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Texas Avenue/Price Street Drainage Improvements and approval of final payment in the amount of $150,910.52 to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $1,286,533.00.  Funding is available in the 1998 CO Issue Texas Ave./Price St.

 

26.            Consideration to award a construction contract to Marshall Company, Corpus Christi, Texas, in the base bid amount of $938,000.00 for Fire Station No. 12 to be located at Bob Bullock Loop in the vicinity of Texas A&M International University and approval of change order no. 1 to deduct $195,306.00 for site improvement items for a net award of $742,694.00.  Funding is available in the New Fire Station – Buildings.

 

27.       Consideration to approve the proposed FY 2000-2001 Street Recycling Project (133.5 Blocks) and authorization to develop plans and specifications and let the project out for bids. 

 

28.       Consideration to award a construction contract to Brothers Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the net base bid amount of $674,021.33 for Jacaman Road Extension Project which includes the base bid amount less deductive alternate for water and sidewalks and additive alternate for traffic devices and steel casing.  Funding is available in the 2001 C.O. Issue – Jacaman Road Extension.

                 

29.            Consideration to award annual contract (FY01-014), to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS, Laurel Battery, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $45,000.00, for the purchase of automotive batteries for the City’s fleet.  This contract will be for a period of one year.  Since no battery inventory is maintained at the maintenance facility, all batteries are purchased on an as needed basis.

 

This City did receive lower bids from other vendors; however, the batteries proposed by these vendors did not meet the minimum acceptable cranking amps or the reserve capacity rating required by the City.

 

30.       Consideration to award an annual service contract number FY01-015, to the LOW BIDDER, Mo-Vac Service Co., McAllen, Texas, in the estimated amount of $80,000.00, for furnishing vacuum truck services to transport domestic sewage and/or sewage sludge from the Utilities Department – Wastewater Division.  This service supplements the department’s equipment capabilities and help control sewage overflows during emergencies.  The frequency and number of hours vary depending on the City’s need.  The bid price is based on a flat hourly rate of $63.00.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department – Wastewater Division.

 

31.            Consideration to award contract number FY01-017 to the LOW BIDDER, Hughes Supply Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the estimated amount of $396,015.00, for the purchase of PVC pipe.  These materials are purchased on an as needed basis by the Utilities Department – Water Operations for construction and repair projects.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department – Water Distribution Division.

 

32.            Consideration to renew for one additional year, contract number FY00-021 awarded to OUTDOOR SYSTEM MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Monterrey, N. L., for outdoor billboard advertising in Mexico, in the total cost of $102,196.44 and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all contract documents.  The term of the contract will be for one year with an option to renew for one, additional one-year term.  Billboards are contracted for the following cities:  Monterrey (7), Guadalajara (4), Monclova (2), Torreon (1), San Luis Potosi (1), and Saltillo (2).  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau billboard advertising account.

 

33.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-022 to the LOW BIDDER, Denco One Hour Photo, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $15,000.00, for the purchase of photographic film.  A base price has been established for a twelve-month period for the purchase of the 35mm and Polaroid film.  The majority of the film will be purchased by the Police Department; however, the contract price is valid for any other department that requires this commodity.  Funding is available in the Police Department’s budget.

 

 

34.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-023 to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Texas, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $433,361.00, for the purchase of one landfill compactor for the landfill operation.   The contract price includes the purchase of one landfill compactor for the landfill operation.  The contract price includes the purchase of the compactor and a five-year maintenance contract.  The City will trade in a six year old compactor as part of the buy back program.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

 

35.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-024, to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Texas, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $404,463.00, for the purchase of one tract type tractor (dozer) for the landfill operation.  The contract price includes the purchase of the tractor and five year maintenance contract.  The City will trade in a six year old dozer as part of the buy back program.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

 

36.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-031, to the most responsive proposer for the installation of a telecommunications wiring network for the new Public Works Facility and the Utilities Department Building.  The contractor will install all the voice, data and video wiring needed for the telephone system and computers to be installed at this facility.  Funding for this project has been allocated in the Public Works Fund, Solid Waste Fund, and the Utilities Fund.

 

 

37.       Consideration to award contract FY00-134, to Severn Trent Services, Corpus Christi, Texas, in the amount of $80,000.00, for providing laboratory analytical services for the Utilities Department.  The testing laboratory will be responsible for sample handling, analysis, and reporting for a wide range of environmental parameters in soil, water, and sludge samples for both water and wastewater applications.  These testing services are needed to comply with all TNRCC and EPA requirements.  Funding is available in the Utilities Fund.

 

 

 

 

38.       Consideration to award construction contract number FY01-012, to the LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER, Diaz Construction, Inc., of Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $55,900.00, for La Ladrillera Elderly Center located at 2100 Pinder St.  The construction will consist of general repairs or alterations to a wing of an existing building and the addition of a driveway.  Funding is available from Community Development Block Grant funds from the 25th Action Year.

 

39.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into contract and award 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant Funds (ESG) made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $104,100.00 to Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc. for shelter operations of the Frontera Halfway House and to include other general improvements.

 

 

40.            Consideration to authorize the City Manager to award 2000 Emergency Shelter Grant Funds (ESG) made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount $45,600.00 to Webb County to be utilized by the Community Action Agency to provide homeless prevention assistance.

 

 

41.            Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Metro Affordable Housing Corporation (Metro) for the use of twenty lots belonging to the City of Laredo located in the Los Obispos Subdivision.  Through a partnership with the City of Laredo, the Metro Affordable Housing Corporation will construct 20 Single-Family dwellings on said property and will make them available to individuals and families of 80% of income and below through a Lease Purchase Homeownership Pilot Program.

 

42.       Consideration for approval of payment estimate no. 11 to Pate & Pate Enterprises, Inc., The Woodlands, Texas, for the South Laredo/Chacon Creek Interceptor in the amount of $362,652.94. The payment reduces the retainage from 5% to 1%.  The total amount left in the contract after this payment is $90,663.23.  Funding is available in the 1994 Bond Issue Chacon Interceptor.

 

43.       Consideration to approve amendment #1 to a contract with Naismith Engineering Inc. to include in their scope the identification of the most advantageous sizing and routing of sewer lines in the entire service area for the North Laredo Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The amendment will increase the amount of the contract from $53,965.00 to  $59,965.00.  The amendment will also increase the delivery time by 20 calendar days.

 

 

 

 

44.       Consideration to award a professional services contract to Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $32,850.00 to provide project inspection services during the environmental phase of the demolition of two masonry buildings identified as Building No. 1450 and 1451 located at the Laredo International Airport and to provide project administration services to the City of Laredo and authorizing the City Manager to execute said contract.  The term of the contract to complete the scope of work is 60 calendar days.

 

 

45.       Consideration to cancel the December 25, 2000 City Council Meeting due to the Christmas holiday.

 

 

46.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) in the amount of $160,054.31 for the Chacon Creek Bridge Meadow Street Project to cover the City’s portion for the second letting (bidding).  Funding is available in the Reserve Appropriation line item of the 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue.  TXDOT has also requested that the City reimburse the previous contractor, Cherokee Bridge the amount $116,414.08 which represents 50% of their claim; TXDOT will pay the remaining 50% for a total amount of $232,828.17. 
This claim would be payable on October 1, 2001 and is subject to appropriation in the 2001-2002 City of Laredo Budget.

 

 

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

47.       Presentation regarding the alternatives for using wastewater effluent for beneficial purposes in the future.  This presentation will discuss the conceptual implementation of the ideas developed during the preparation of the regional water plan prepared by Region “M” (Senate Bill 1).

 

 

48.       Presentation by the Traffic Safety Department on cost estimates and breakdown for the Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) Bulb Replacement Program for all traffic signals within the City of Laredo promoting energy and maintenance savings, with possible action.

 

 

 

 

49.       Status report on the sidewalk projects under construction and design.  (Projects 11-A through 11-D, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17).

 

 

 

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 29, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                         City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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