CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-01

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JANUARY 2, 2001

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 November 20, 2000 and November 27, 2000.

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.      Recognition of Anita Stanley, Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator, who recently received the Programmers Choice Award for Best Adult/Senior Program for the event of The Senior Egg Hunt at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference.  Ms. Stanley attended the conference in mid-November and had the opportunity to submit samples of Laredo’s most effective recreational programming to a panel of judges from across the nation.  Ms. Stanley was one of only ten programming-award recipients named at the conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

b.      Recognition of the Health Department’s Vital Statistics Registration Staff for being awarded the 5-Star Vital Registration and Excellence Award from the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Communiqués

 

a.      Presentation by Olga Maldonado, General Manager of Community Services of AEP, on AEP’s Today Magazine featuring “Laredo: Economic Boom Town”.

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Appointment by Mayor Pro-Tempore Joe A. Guerra of Alberto Magnon to the Transportation and Traffic Safety Committee.

 

b.      Appointment by Council Member Juan Ramirez of Frank Quesada to the Transportation & Traffic Safety Committee, Ruben Longoria to the Parks & Recreation Committee, Graciela R. Garcia to the Redistricting Commission and Jose Salvador Tellez to the City Charter Commission.

 

c.      Appointment by Council Member Louis H. Bruni of Alfredo Solis to the Redistricting Commission. 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   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 $161,793.00 for the Tuberculosis Prevention/Control Federal Project.  The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $161,793.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.  (Approval of Resolution 2001-R-003 is 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 $161,793.00 for the Tuberculosis Prevention/Control Federal Project.  The Texas Department of Health has awarded a $161,793.00 grant to the City of Laredo for the period beginning January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning All of Block 45, Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 510 W. Canal St., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) and B-3 (Community Business District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning all of Block 45, Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 510 W. Canal St., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) and B-3 (Community Business District to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

 

3.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8 and the N ½ of Lot 6, Block 485, Western Division, located at 309 Park St. from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a soft drink distributor.

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8 and the N ½ of Lot 6, Block 485, Western Division, located at 309 Park St. from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

4.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 0.403 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of San Dario Ave. and south of Lost Oaks Rd., from B-3 (Community Business 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 0.403 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of San Dario Ave. and south of Lost Oaks Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

5.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 5, Del Mar Village Subdivision, located at 102 W. Village Blvd., from R-O (Residential-Office District) to B-1 (Limited 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 Lot 1, Block 5, Del Mar Village Subdivision, located at 102 W. Village Blvd., from R-0 (Residential-Office District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

6.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 0.010 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and north of Del Mar Blvd., from 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 0.010 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Bob Bullock Loop and north of Del Mar Blvd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

7.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 14.0061 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and east of Hwy. 83, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed B-3 Zone and approval of a B-1 Zone.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 14.0061 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and east of Hwy. 83, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.      Public hearing amending Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 129.9939 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and east of Hwy. 83, from AG (Agricultural 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 129.9939 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and east of Hwy. 83, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

9.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning All of Block 29 and Lot 79B, Block 79, Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 402 W. Calton Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) with a Special Use Permit for storage and handling of hazardous materials.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and Special Use Permit.  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 all of Block 29 and Lot 79B, Block 79, Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 402 W. Calton Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) with a Special Use Permit for storage and handling of hazardous materials; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Public hearing amending Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1018, Eastern Division, located at 1820 Bayard St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a B-3 Zone.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1018, Eastern Division, located at 1820 Bayard St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

11.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 3, San Isidro/McPherson No. 3 Subdivision, located at 9802 McPherson Rd., from B-1 (Limited Business 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 Lot 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 3, San Isidro/McPherson No. 3 Subdivision, located at 9802 McPherson Rd., from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

12.  Public hearing authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above ground fuel storage on Lots 1 and 2, Block 101, Western Division, located at 520 Farragut St.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed Special Use Permit.  This is an appeal from an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above ground fuel storage on Lots 1 and 2, Block 101, Western Division, located at 520 Farragut St.; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

13.        A.   Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

 

1.   Presentation to inform the rest of the Council that the patients of the Laredo Kidney Center will loose the van services currently being provided due to loss of funding.

 

 

B.     Request by Council Member  Alfredo Agredano

 

1.   Request for approval of the proposed Veterans Monument site, with possible action. (Co-Sponsored by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

 

 

C.     Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.   Status report on the annexation of county lands east of Laredo in District II, with possible action.

 

 

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

 

1.   Discussion with possible action on requesting from TXDot the installation of sensors and signalization in railroad crossing to inform drivers of the direction in which the train is traveling along the railroad tracks of Union Pacific in District VII.

 

 

E.   Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.      Discussion on the placing of street lights along the 1300 – 1500 block of Santa Ursula, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion on providing sidewalks along the 2200 – 2400 block of Zaragoza and the 2300 – 2400 block of Grant, with possible action.

 

3.      Discussion on paving the 2200 – 2400 block of Ventura, with possible action.

 

4.      Discussion on the response letter from TX Dot concerning the entrance ramp to the Freeway from Santa Ursula, with possible action.

           

               (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

 

14.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County Juvenile Board for approximately 100,357 square feet of land located at 4602 North Bartlett Avenue.  Lease term is for three (3) years commencing on January 1, 2001 and ending on December 31, 2003; lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a one hundred and eighty (180) day written notice.  Monthly rent shall be $1,775.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

 

15.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc. (WBCA) for approximately fifteen (15.0) acres of concrete ramp located on the southwest cargo ramp of the Air Operations Area of the Laredo International Airport for a term of one (1) day, on February 18, 2001.  City Council finds and declares that a valid public purpose would be served in setting the rental fee at $1.00; providing for effective date.

 

 

16.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Labata Services for approximately 6,166 square feet constituting a vehicular parking located at 5003 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for eight (8) years and ten (10) months commencing on December 2000 and ending on September 30, 2009.  Monthly rent shall be $180.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for effective date.

 

 

17.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement by and between the Laredo Municipal Transit System and the City of Laredo Department of Community Development for the lease of 6,628 sq. ft. of building space at the Laredo Intermodal Transit Center located at 1301 Farragut (East), for the monthly sum of $3,976.80; to be paid as follows: Community Development Block Grant $3,022.36; Home Investment Partnership Program $198.85; and City of Laredo General Fund $755.59; providing for an effective date.

 

 X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

18.    2001-O-001     Amending Chapter 21 of the Laredo Code of Ordinances to include Article XIV to prohibit the sale of and/or use of “Liquid String” and “Snappers” at parades and imposing a fine in an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00); providing for severability, publication and effective date. (City Council)

 

2001-O-002     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 13.6475 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Calle Del Norte and east of Mall Del Norte, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. (Mayor Pro Tempore Joe A. Guerra)

        

2001-O-003     Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicles and Truck Traffic, Article XI Truck Traffic by specifically amending Section 19-410, Section 19-433, Section 19-434, Section 19-435 and Section 19-439. (City Council)

                       

2001-O-004     Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $69,411.00 to fund the COPS MORE 2000 grant project.  The U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Service will designate $52,058.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $17,353.00 to fund this project.  Funding will be used to hire three (3) Clerk III Support Staff members. (City Council)

 

2001-O-005     Amending Chapter 19, Article XII – Transit System, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances; specifically Division 2 – Charter Services, Section 19-562, subparagraph (b) to include current City employees and current El Metro employees to be charged the charter “base rate”; providing for an effective date. (City Council)

 

2001-O-006     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Jett Racing and Sales, Inc., for approximately 12,000 square feet constituting Hangar No. 123 located at 4617 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for ten (10) years commencing on January 1, 2001 and ending on December 31, 2010.  Monthly rent shall be $3,910.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date. (City Council)

 

2001-O-007     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Jett Racing and Sales, Inc., for approximately 18,000 square feet constituting Building No. 104 (former passenger terminal) located at 4805 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for ten (10) years commencing on January 1, 2001 and ending on December 31, 2010.  Monthly rent shall be $4,690.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-008     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Aero JBR – Laredo, Inc., for approximately 5,980 square feet constituting Hangar No. 1307 located at 4400 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for ten (10) years commencing on December 1, 2000 and ending on November 30, 2010.  Monthly rent shall be $2,400.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date. (City Council) 

 

2001-O-009     An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Maria Elena Salinas d/b/a Casas y Caminos Realty for approximately 252 square feet constituting Suite No. 10 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 December 1, 2000 and ending November 30, 2001 and may be extended for one (1) year ending on November 30, 2002.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party on not less than thirty (30) days written notice from the party terminating to the other.  Monthly rent shall be $315.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

                       

2001-O-010     An ordinance designating as a one-way that section of road to include: Vidaurri Avenue, Southbound, Block Number South 100, between Water Street on the North and Ventura Street on the South; Ventura Street, Eastbound, Block Number 1900, between Vidaurri Avenue on the West and Santa Rita Avenue on the East; Santa Rita Avenue, Northbound, Block Number South 100, between Ventura Street on the South and Water Street on the North; providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction and providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

           

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

 

19.    2000-R-172     A resolution appointing Fernando Montemayor, Rosemary Nieves, Les Norton, Nick Reyna, Frank Lopez and Joe Muñoz to the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) Advisory Committee effective January 1, 2001.

 

 

 

20.    2001-R-001     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an Interlocal Governmental Agreement pursuant to the Vernon’s Texas Governmental Code, Chapter 791, between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb, in which Webb County’s law enforcement agency, namely the Webb County Sheriff’s Department and the City’s law enforcement agency, namely the Laredo Police Department, require the formation of a mutual aid law enforcement task force to mutually assist each other in the areas of traffic control, crowd control, and general law enforcement both within and beyond  the city limits during the “Menudo Bowl” scheduled for January 27, 2001.

 

21.    2001-R-002     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an Interlocal Governmental Agreement pursuant to the Vernon’s Texas Government Code, Chapter 791, between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb, in which Webb County’s law enforcement agency, namely the Webb County Sheriff’s Department and the City’s law enforcement agency, namely the Laredo Police Department, require the formation of a mutual aid law enforcement task force to mutually assist each other in the areas of traffic control, crowd control, and general law  enforcement both within and beyond the city limits during the various Washington’s Birthday Celebration festivities scheduled for February 3, 2001      to February 18, 2001.

 

22.    2001-R-003     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $161,793.00 for the Tuberculosis Prevention/Control Federal Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

23.    2001-R-004     A resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division to fund the Texas Narcotics Control Program.  This funding will be used to pay salaries, overtime, indirect operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from June 1, 2001 through May 31, 2002.

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

 

24.       Consideration to award a professional service contract to Karger Key Barnes & Springer, Attorney at Law, Fort Worth, Texas, for a maximum amount of $60,000.00 for legal services for the City of Laredo Police Department.  All services are requested on an as needed basis. 

25.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-021, to the LOW BIDDER, Lopez Floor and Wall Coverings, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $22,440.00, for the replacement of approximately 22,500 square feet of vinyl composition tile at the Civic Center ballroom.  The contract vendor will be required to remove the existing floor tile within a seventeen-day period.  No events have been booked during this period to complete these renovations.  Funding is available in the Civic Center Fund. 

 

26.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-028, to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS, H.D. Industries, Jacksonville, Texas, in the amount of $179,886.00, for the purchase of two pot patcher trucks, for the Public Works Department.  These trucks will be assigned to the Street Maintenance Division. Delivery of this truck is expected within ninety days.  Funding for one truck will be available from 2000 Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations (PPFCO) proceeds and the other from the Utilities Department Fund.

 

The City received a lower bid from Freightliner of Laredo; however, the pot patcher proposed by this vendor did not meet several important bid specifications.

 

27.       Consideration to reject all bids received for contract FY01-032, for providing janitorial services for the Health Department - WIC Program and authorizing staff to solicit new bids.  The scope of work requires that the company provide all personnel, equipment, and supplies needed to properly clean the different locations.    The City received two bids however, both the contract pricing proposed by both vendors where significantly higher than the budgeted amount for this contract. 

 

28.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-0036, to the LOW BIDDERS, Executive World, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $46,707.80, Corporate Express, San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $43,829.73, and G & S Office Supply Inc., Laredo, Texas in the amount of $28,509.00, for the purchase and installation of office furniture for the new Public Works Facility.  Funding for this project has been allocated in the Public Works Fund and the Solid Waste Fund.  

 

29.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-038, to the LOW BIDDER, Glory Inc., Carrollton, TX., in the amount of $19,194.48, for the purchase of six currency counters for the Bridge System.  These counters will be used at all four international bridges.  Funding is available in the Bridge Fund.

 

30.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-040, to the most responsive proposer, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $56,995.94, for the purchase and installation of a telecommunications network for the new Public Works Facility and the Utilities Department Building.  The contractor will install a complete telephone system at this facility.  Funding for this project has been allocated in the Public Works Fund, Solid Waste Fund, and the Utilities Fund.  

 

31.       Consideration to authorize the purchase of fifteen portable radios for the Police Department through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) - Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the amount of $50,604.10.  These voice secure digital radios will be purchased through the cooperative purchasing contract vendor Motorola.  Delivery of these radios is expected within sixty days.  Funding for the purchase of these radios are available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

32.       Consideration to authorize the purchase of a replacement recording system for the Police Department communication system through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) - Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the amount of $35,140.71.  All 911 calls and Police Department radio communications are recorded for archival purposes.  The Department is replacing the current Dictaphone recording system that is ten years old. Delivery and installation of this system is expected within sixty days.  The contract price includes a trade in allowance for the current system.  Funding for the purchase of these recording system is available in the Police Trust Fund. 

 

33.       Consideration to authorize a repair contract to the SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER, Gardner Denver EPC, Houston, Texas, in the amount of $21,010.00, for repairs needed to the wastewater treatment compressor.  This unit provides oxygen for the treatment process and is one of three used at the Zacate Wastewater Treatment plant.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department - Wastewater Fund.    

 

34.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute all documents for the award of FY 2000 HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) set-aside funds in the amount of  $80,000.00 to Laredo-Webb Neighborhood Housing Services to utilize towards the rehabilitation of 16 rental units located at 2502 and 2504 Boston, and FY 2000 HOME Program CHDO set-aside funds in the amount of $123,400.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Laredo, Inc. for the acquisition of 6 lots in the Riverhills Subdivision.

 

35.              Consideration for approval of Change Order No. 1, a decrease of $23,725.50 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG Sidewalks Project No. 11-A (28 Blocks) and approval of final payment in the amount of $57,722.45 to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $151,074.50.  Funding is available in the Community Development – 23rd Action Year CD Projects/Sidewalks.

 

36.              Consideration for approval of final Change Order No. 1, an increase of $1,501.24 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG Sidewalks Project No. 11-B (25 Blocks) and approval of final payment in the amount of $56,409.64 to J. Solis Maintenance of Welding Service, Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $170,954.24.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Action Year- CD Projects/School Sidewalks.

 

37.              Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a renewal contract with Andrea McWilliams, for fiscal year 2000-2001 to provide legislative representation in the amount of $4,500.00 per month for the period of October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001.  Funding is available in the FY 2000-2001 General Fund Budget.

 

           

 
XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

38.       Status report of the Colonias Project to announce the date of the public meeting the oversizing of the water and sewer lines expanding the service area of the project.

 

 

 

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 Friday, December 29, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                         City Secretary[fp1] 

 

 


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