CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-06

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

FEBRUARY 26, 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

 

Recognitions

 

a.  Recognizing 14 students from local middle schools who have been chosen as “Eighth Grader of the Month” for February by the Laredo Police Department Community Relations Unit and local school counselors.  

 

 

Communiqués

 

 

 

   VI.          PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Northgate Plaza Subdivision, located at 5820 San Dario Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a sales office of modular homes.  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 Lot 1, Northgate Plaza Subdivision, located at 5820 San Dario Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 11.7646 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Santa Martha Blvd. and east of Organo Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing 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 11.7646 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Santa Martha Blvd. and east of Organo Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

 

3.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.977 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Atlanta Dr. and Killam Industrial Blvd., from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-1A, P.U.D. (Single Family Reduced Area District, Planned Unit Development).  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 1.977 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the northwest corner of Atlanta Dr. and Killam Industrial Blvd., from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-1A, P.U.D. (Single Family Reduced Area District, Planned Unit Development); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

4.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 204, the E 2/3 of Lot 4, Block 203, and a 0.1772 acre tract (formerly the N1/2 of Jarvis Ave., between Santa Barbara & Santa Clara Streets), Easter Division, located at 2219 Sta. Barbara St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) and B-4 (Highway Commercial 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 Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 204, the E 2/3 of Lot 4, Block 203, and a 0.1772 acre tract (formerly the N1/2 of Jarvis Ave., between Santa Barbara & Santa Clara Streets), Easter Division, located at 2219 Sta. Barbara St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) and B-4 (Highway Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

5.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 9, Indian Sunset Subdivision, Phase 2 (P.U.D.), located at 509 Seminole Circle, from R-1A, P.U.D. (Single Family Reduced Area District, Planned Unit Development) to R-2, P.U.D. (Multi-Family Residential District, Planned Unit Development).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.  This is an approval 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 Lot 5, Block 9, Indian Sunset Subdivision, Phase 2 (P.U.D.), located at 509 Seminole Circle, from R-1A, P.U.D. (Single Family Reduced Area District, Planned Unit Development) to R-2, P.U.D. (Multi-Family Residential District, Planned Unit Development); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

         VII.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

6.      2001-O-047     Authorizing the City Manager to revert the 28.5 acre-feet of municipal water rights to the Sacred Heart Children’s Home (Grantor) at the expiration of the water rights contract and authorizing the City Manager to execute all releases. (City Council)           

     

 

2001-O-048     Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $12,395.00 from program income towards the purchase of equipment for the Immunization Action Plan Project budget of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2001.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-049     Amending the Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, In General, Section 2-3.  Fees for City Services, Subsection (b) providing for postage, certified mail – return receipt requested at the current prevailing rate, and outside the U.S., or Priority, Express or International mail at the prevailing rate; providing for severability; publication and effective date.  (City Council)

                       

 

2001-O-050     Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article V, Alarm Systems, specifically Section 21-78(g) by clarifying the definition of “Medical Alert Alarm Notification”; and Section 21-82, by adding a $75.00 service charge for false fire or medical alarms; and Section 21-89, by increasing the deadline to appeal; and Section 21-89, by increasing the deadline to appeal a denial or suspension of an alarm permit, from ten to thirty days; providing for severability, publication and effective date.           (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-051     Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 31, Utilities, Article III, Water, Division 3, Rates and Charges, specifically Section 31-138(b)(6)(a), Water Rates and availability by increasing the Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) check services charge from $15.00 to $25.00; and amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, in general Section 2-3, Fees for City Services, by adding subparagraph (e) to establish a $25.00 charge by all City Departments for all returned checks, drafts and money orders due to non-sufficient funds or Stop Payments, and also reversed Credit Card Charges, providing for publication, severability and effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-052     Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute a Budget Amendment to the Transit Operations Budget by appropriating additional revenues, in the amount of $352,539.00 ($314,956.00 from additional State Oil Overcharge Funds and $37,583.00 from Sales Tax Reserve), and increasing the Transit Operations Expense Budget by $352,539.00 from $8,916,959.00 to $9,269,498.00, and authorizing the City Manager to execute said transfers. (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-053     Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article XVIII, Stopping, standing or parking and Article X.  Impoundment of vehicles of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo:  Specifically Section 19-355, Minimum Fines for Parking Violations, Section 19-360, Parking Meters, Section 19-375, Definitions, Section 19-378, Booting or Towing, and creating Section 19-363, Statement Fees, and Section 19-364, Special Fees and Permits, and providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-054     An ordinance setting the maximum speed limits on that portion of Del Mar Boulevard between McPherson Road and Winfield Parkway, within the City limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 30 miles per hour and 40 miles per hour, as defined in the Control Section Map provided by the City of Laredo, Traffic Safety Department.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-055     An ordinance closing as a public easement that section of the 2000 block of Poggenpohl between Vidaurri and Santa Isabel Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-056     An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 98-O-189, (closure of that section of Zaragoza St. between Flores and Convent Aves. to vehicular traffic), to allow entrance and exit by l delivery, refuse collector, and grease disposal vehicles which provide services to merchants abutting said former street, provided however, that they appropriately use the space designated by the architectural design of the pedestrian walkway and comply with the provision of all City ordinances which affect the San Agustin Historic District; and providing for an effective date.  (As Amended)  (City Council)

 

 

VIII.  RESOLUTIONS

 

7.  2001-R-026         A resolution authorizing the issuance of a permit for a seismic survey, as further described on attached on Exhibit “A”, located South of Hwy. 359, East of Loop 20, and North of Wormser Rd., providing for publication and effective date.  

 

 

 

IX.               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.

 

 

 

X.   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, February 21, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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