CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-03

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JANUARY 22, 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

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

a.   An invitation from the Streets of Laredo Urban Mall inviting the Mayor and the City Council Members to the annual “JAMBOOZIE” Mardi Gras, Noche de Carnaval Festival to be held on Friday, February 9, 2001.

 

Recognitions

 

a.   Recognition of Luis Torres by Council Member Alfredo Agredano for his participation in Community Projects since 4th grade, as a member of the South Laredo Youth Alliance since 1995, and selected as the Border Patrol Youth for the month of October.

 

 

Communiqués

 

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

1.   Appointment of Eduardo Rodriguez by Mayor Pro-Tempore Joe A. Guerra to the Redistricting Commission.

 

            2.   Appointments to the Plaza Theater Renovation Project Committee by each Council Member.

 

            3.   Appointment of Patricia Davila by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr. to the Plaza Theater Renovation Project Committee.

 

 VII.           PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing regarding the submission of a Texas Recreation and Parks Account/Outdoors Grant application in the amount of $500,000.00 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in consideration of funding improvements for the Zacate Creek Linear Park.   

 

ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2001-R-007

 

         A resolution authorizing the submission of a Texas Recreation and Parks Account/Outdoor Grant application in the amount of $500,000.00 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in consideration of funding improvements for the Zacate Creek Linear Park as matched by previously allocated Community Development Block Grant and Transportation Enhancement Funds; designating the City Manager as being responsible for, acting for and on behalf of the City of Laredo in dealing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and further authorizing the City Manager to execute any and all documents pertaining to and/or resulting from this submission; certifying that the City of Laredo is eligible to receive Texas Recreation and Parks Account Outdoor Grant Program Assistance and has readily available the required 100% match; and dedicating the Zacate Creek Linear Park for permanent public park and recreational uses.

 

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of Richter No. 1 gas well on 2.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Masterson Rd. and west of Hwy. 83.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit for a plug back.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of Richter No. 1 gas well on 2.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Masterson Rd. and west of Hwy. 83; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

3.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of Ervin #1 gas well on 3.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Masterson Rd. and west of Hwy. 83.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit for a plug back.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of Ervin #1 gas well on 3.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Masterson Rd. and west of Hwy. 83; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

4.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of H.B. Zachry Unit #2 gas well of 5.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Hwy. 83 and south of Southgate Blvd.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit for a plug back.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a plug back of H.B. Zachry Unit #2 gas well of 5.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of Hwy. 83 and south of Southgate Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

5.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4, 5, and 6, Block 794, Eastern Division, located at 1419 Market St., from R-O (Residential-Office District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for an adult day care.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4, 5, and 6, Block 794, Eastern Division, located at 1419 Market St., from R-O (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 Lot 200, Block 10, Del Mar Hills Subdivision, Section I, Area “A”, located at 618 Idylwood Ln., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a child day care center.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 200, Block 10, Del Mar Hills Subdivision, Section I, Area “A”, located at 618 Idylwood Ln., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

7.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Eagle Ridge Subdivision, located on the northeast corner of Country Club Dr. and McPherson Rd., from RSM (Residential Suburban Multi-Family District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Eagle Ridge Subdivision, located on the northeast corner of Country Club Dr. and McPherson Rd., from RSM (Residential Suburban Multi-Family District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.206 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the southwest corner of Bartlett Ave. and Jacaman Rd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed B-4 Zone and approval of a B-3 Zone. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.206 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the southwest corner of Bartlett Ave. and Jacaman Rd., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

        

 

9.      Public hearing amending sections of the Laredo Land Development Code pertaining to manufactured housing, specifically Section 24.63.3, Non-Conforming Uses or Buildings; Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses; Section 24.65.7, R-3 Mixed Residential District; Section 24.65.6, R-1 MH Single Family Manufactured Housing District; Section 24.77.1, Dimensional Standards; Section 24.93.2, Manufactured Housing Park; and Appendix A; providing for publication and effective date.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending sections of the Laredo Land Development Code pertaining to manufactured housing, specifically Section 24.63.3, Non-Conforming Uses or Buildings; Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses; Section 24.65.7, R-3 Mixed Residential District; Section 24.65.6, R-1 MH Single Family Manufactured Housing District; Section 24.77.1, Dimensional Standards; Section 24.93.2, Manufactured Housing Park; and Appendix A; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

10.  Public hearing amending Subsection 24-84.5(a) Exceptions, of Section 24.84 Sidewalk Standards of the Laredo Land Development Code clarifying conditions for exemptions; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending Subsection 24-84.5(a) Exceptions, of Section 24.84 Sidewalk Standards of the Laredo Land Development Code; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed ordinance amendment.

11.  Public hearing designating as one-way westbound the 1100 Block of Grant Street between Flores Avenue on the east and Convent Avenue on the west; providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction; approval of this ordinance is contingent and subject to the Downtown traffic analysis study approval and providing for publication and effective date.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Designating as one-way westbound the 1100 Block of Grant Street between Flores Avenue on the east and Convent Avenue on the west; providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction; approval of this ordinance is contingent and subject to the Downtown traffic analysis study approval and providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

12.Public Hearing amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII. Stopping, Standing or Parking of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, specifically creating section 19-361 Parking Meters. Secured Controlled Access Parking Lots and section 19-362, Parking Lot Rates and Hours of Operation and providing for publication and  effective date.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII. Stopping, Standing or Parking of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, specifically creating Section 19-361 Parking Meters. Secured Controlled Access Parking Lots and Section 19-362, Parking Lot Rates and Hours of Operation and providing for publication and  effective date.

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

13.  A.   Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.   Status report on the construction of the Skate Park, with possible action.

 

B.  Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.      Status report on the plan of action to be taken to remedy the problems of the deterioration of Calton Rd., with possible action.

 

a.  Plans to repair and maintain Calton Rd.

 

b.      Status of the proposed french drain for Calton Rd. at the intersection of McPherson and Calton Rd.

 

c.      Status on the steps to be taken to remove Calton Rd. from the truck route along with a timetable.

 

2.      Request for TxDot to review the unsafe design currently in place at the southbound turn around at IH-35 and Lafayette.

 

3.      Status report on the improvements to parks in District V. (Proposed Gonzalez Park, Community Park, Zacate Creek Linear Park)

 

 

 

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

 

1.      Discussion with possible action on the implementation of a computer purchase program for City Employees.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding street vending regulations.

 

 

 

D.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

     

1.      Status report on the unfinished construction repair done on Hidalgo Street, Main Avenue, and Iturbide Street.

 

2.      Status report on the regulations of shuttle vans.

             

 

 (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

   IX.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

14.    2001-O-018     Amending the contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $30,850.00 in additional funds for the Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Outreach Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the fiscal year 2000-2001 ending August 31, 2001. (City Council)

        

2001-O-026     Amending Chapter 31, Utilities, Article II Sewer and Sewage Disposal, Division 4 Private Sewage Disposal, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances, Section 31.81 and 31.82, authorizing an on-site sewage facility permit fee; and authorizing a penalty for violation of this ordinance; and providing for effective date and publication.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-027     Amending Chapter 25, of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances entitled Plumbing, specifically, Section 25-3, code adopted, by adopting the 2000 Edition of the International Plumbing Code and modifying Appendix A, Sections 101.1, 106.5.2., 106.5.3., 108.4., 108.5., 305.6.1, and 904.1. of said Code in order to tailor it to the specific needs of the City of Laredo; deleting Section 25-65; repealing all other ordinances and parts of any ordinance in conflict herewith; providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-028     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for an electric substation on all of Block 45, Calton Gardens Subdivision, located at 510 W. Canal St.; providing for publication and effective date.  (AS AMENDED)   (Mayor Pro-Tempore Joe A. Guerra)

 

2001-O-029     An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Nextel Partners, Inc. for a 35’ x 40” ground space located at 1101 Garden St., Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and being more fully described in License Agreement; for the installation and operation of a temporary mobile mini-cell site, for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is 90 days commencing January 22, 2001 and ending April 21, 2001.  In lieu of rent Licensee will construct a 6ft, 35’ x 40’, heavy duty chain link fence, with double-drive gate and a man gate, all posts set in concrete, with 3 strands of barbed wire as described in License Agreement; providing for effective date.  (City Council)

 

X.  RESOLUTIONS

 

15. 2000-R-173        A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a donation from Antonio De Llano and Guillermo Cavazos of 2 tracts of land containing .99 acre, and 1 acre, more or less both situated in Porcion 22, Abstract 277, Leonardo Sanchez, original grantee, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, both for the use as 100’ wide drainage easements.  Said tracts being out of a larger 33.0 acre tract of land deeded to Antonio De Llano, as recorded 1219, Pages 018-022, Webb county Deed Records, Webb County, Texas, and both being more particularly described by metes and bounds.

 

16  2001-R-008        A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a donation of a tract of land at fair market value containing 23.50 acres and the dedication of the right-of-way to a tract of land containing 9.37 acres, and a tract of land containing 5.20 acres described more specifically in the “Donation Deed and Right-of-Way Dedication” and the exhibits thereto and incorporated for all purposes within Resolution No. 2001-R-008.  The tracts are donated and dedicated to the City of Laredo by Laura G. Jacaman, Laura Jacaman f/k/a Laura Jacaman Sanchez, John S. Jacaman Cattle Co. Ltd., Joe John Jacaman, Eduardo A. Jacaman, Patricia Jacaman, and Joseph Jacaman.

 

 

XI.     MOTIONS

 

17.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit FY2002 Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program Discretionary Grant Applications to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in support of the design and planning of El Portal Riverfront Park and Scenic Road and the development of the Zaragoza Corridor east of Convent Avenue to Santa Maria Avenue in the amount of $1.5 million each; and further authorizing the City Manager to execute any and all documents pertaining to and/or resulting from these submissions.

 

 

18.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Ryan Street Railroad Bridge Conversion and Zacate Creek Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Project.  The Texas Transportation Commission selected the project and awarded a maximum of $571,200.00.  The City’s estimated contribution is $142,800.00.  Funding is available from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

19.       Consideration to amend a contract with Laredo Development Foundation for economic development services to include governmental relations and legislative services for fiscal year 2000-2001 for an amount not to exceed $72,400.00.  The total amount of the contract will be $357,400.00.  Funding is available in the General Fund.

 

20.       Consideration to authorize improvements to the Benavides Softball Complex in the total amount of $90,000.00.  These improvements include the construction of a perimeter trail, walkway,   landscaping,    installation of a  playground module, bar-b-que pits, football and soccer goals, fencing and other related improvements.  These improvements will be done in-house.  Funding is available in the Benavides Park Improvement.

 

 

XII.   STAFF REPORT

           

21.       Update report on the possible privatization of the Utilities Department, with possible action.

 

 

XIII.    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.

 

 

XVI.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

22.    Status report on the purchasing of El Lift Vans. 

 

XIV.   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 Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 9:00 p.m.

 

                                            

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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