CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-11

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

APRIL 23, 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

 

Communiqués

 

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.1915 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of the City of Laredo Landfill, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

      Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.1915 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of the City of Laredo Landfill, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.20 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Coronado Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.20 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and east of Coronado Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential 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 1C, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Bartlett Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1C, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Bartlett Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

4.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1B, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Saldana Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1B, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Saldana Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

5.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the South 93.8 ft. of Lots 7 and 8, Block 87, Eastern Division, located at 102 Rosario St., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-O (Residential-Office District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the South 93.8 ft. of Lots 7 and 8, Block 87, Eastern Division, located at 102 Rosario St., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-O (Residential-Office District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

 

6.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 30.81 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of Bob Bullock Lp., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 30.81 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of Bob Bullock Lp., 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 Lot 6, Block 1088, Western Division, located at 4402 Vidaurri Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 6, Block 1088, Western Division, located at 4402 Vidaurri Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, and the west varas of Lot 2, Block 48, Eastern Division, located at 201 Market St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has 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, and the west varas of Lot 2, Block 48, Eastern Division, located at 201 Market St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

9.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 1456, Eastern Division, located at 2510 Norton St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 1456, Eastern Division, located at 2510 Norton St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

10.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 5 and 6, Block 2026, Eastern Division, located at 3220 Ligarde St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change, but recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a term of ten days.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 5 and 6, Block 2026, Eastern Division, located at 3220 Ligarde St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

11.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the N1/2 of Lots 7 and 8, Block 580, Eastern Division, located at 3204 McClelland Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the N1/2 of Lots 7 and 8, Block 580, Eastern Division, located at 3204 McClelland Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

12.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 15.34 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located south of Clark Blvd. and east of Ejido Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change, but recommended approving a zone designation of B-3 (Community Business District) for the first 175 ft. from the south R.O.W. line of Clark Blvd. and a zone designation of R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) for the remainder of the site.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 15.34 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located south of Clark Blvd. and east of Ejido Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

13.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the S 1/3 of Lot 8 and the S 1/3 of the W 1/3 of Lot 7, Block 1606, Eastern Division, located at 2919 S. Louisiana Ave., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the S 1/3 of Lot 8 and the S 1/3 of the W 1/3 of Lot 7, Block 1606, Eastern Division, located at 2919 S. Louisiana Ave., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

14.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.527 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of McPherson Rd. and north of San Isidro Parkway, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.527 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of McPherson Rd. and north of San Isidro Parkway, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

15.  Public hearing authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage warehouse on Lot 1, Block 1, Crown Ridge Subdivision, Unit 1, located at 602 Shiloh Dr.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the amendment to the Special Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage warehouse on Lot 1, Block 1, Crown Ridge Subdivision, Unit 1, located at 602 Shiloh Dr.; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

16.  Public hearing authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage warehouse, on Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located at 7611 Bartlett Ave.   The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the amendment to the Special Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage warehouse, on Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located at 7611 Bartlett Ave.; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

17.  Public hearing authorizing the temporary four (4) month extension of fixed bus route services to Muller Memorial Blvd. serving La Bota Ranch/Indian Sunset Subdivision and authorizing the City Manager to amend the Transit Budget by transferring $26,000.00 from Fund 518 Transit Reserve to Fund 558 Transit Operations to cover operational cost and salaries.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the temporary four (4) month extension of fixed bus route services to Muller Memorial Blvd. serving La Bota Ranch/Indian Sunset Subdivision and authorizing the City Manager to amend the Transit Budget by transferring $26,000.00 from Fund 518 Transit Reserve to Fund 558 Transit Operations to cover operational cost and salaries.

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

18.    A. Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.      Status report on the Street Recycling Project in District IV, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on the Code Enforcement of all weeded vacant lots and junked vehicles in District IV.

 

B. Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

1.      Status report on the feasibility study for the north, south San Francisco Connection at Zacate Creek, with possible action.

 

2.      Status report on the request for additional information by TNRCC from the Engineering Department, on the plans for the Eistetter Park, with possible action.

 

3.      Status report on the TXDOT Grant awarded to the City of Laredo for the improvements and the beautification of the Union Pacific Bridge, (conversion to a pedestrian bridge), at Zacate Creek, with possible action.

 

4.      Discussion with possible action on a problem throughout some areas of the City with abandoned grocery carts, and requesting staff to work with businesses to address this problem.

 

 

C.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

 

1.      Discussion and possible action for the use of San Ignacio St. as a truck route from Jefferson St. South to Houston St.

 

2.   Discussion and possible action on the traffic problem at Zaragoza St. and Headen Ave.

 

3.      Status report on the conditions of the parking lot at the former U.S. Customs Export Lot with regards to the light fixtures, with possible action.

 

4.      Discussion on the make up of the Police Department (addition of police officers), with possible action.

 

               (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

         IX.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

19.    2001-O-080     Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Chapter 12, entitled Fire Protection and Prevention, by amending Section 12-2, Fire Prevention Code-Adopted, and adopting the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code; Section 12-3 same amendments, by adopting four supplementations to the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code as adopted in Section 12-2; creating Section 12-6 Life Safety Code 101 and Handbook-Adopted; providing for severability; publication and effective date.

 

X.  RESOLUTIONS

 

20. 2001-R-049        A resolution supporting the current configuration of the 21st Texas Senatorial District as it has historically been a strong bipartisan district equally representing 19 counties and communities of interest while achieving excellence in State Government through unity of purpose and opposing the proposed redistricting plan by Senator Jeff Wentworth, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Redistricting.

 

 

XI.     MOTIONS

 

21.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit a grant proposal to the Texas Department of Health for the continuation of the Immunization Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health Department in the amount of $150,000.00 for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002.

 

 

XII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

22.       Status report regarding the signalization at Jacaman Road and McPherson Road, with possible action.

 

23.       Status report regarding the location of the COP’s Station in the downtown area, 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.

 

 

XIV.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

 

24.       Consideration to propose a Summer Fun Bus Pass for people ages 6-18 years old and to approve a contract with Graphitiks, Inc. for production of materials.  Graphitiks would design and print necessary materials at no cost to the City but would solicit advertising to pay their costs.  Pass users would pay a special fare of $19.95 per person for unlimited rides on all El Metro buses during the months of June, July, and August of 2001.

 

 

25.    2001-RT-003     A resolution supporting a biennium appropriation increase to small urban and rural public transportation systems from the Texas Legislature and directing that a study be conducted to find a permanent and adequate funding source for public transportation in Texas.

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, April 18, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                         City Secretary[fp1] 


 [fp1]