CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-16

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JUNE 25, 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 May 21, 2001 and May 23, 2001.

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Appointment by Council Member Alfredo Agredano of Juan Ramirez to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

b.      Appointment by Council Member Johnny Amaya of Ruben Castillo to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

c.      Appointment by Council Member Juan Ramirez of Juan Guerra to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.      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) and a Conditional Use Permit for a restaurant (Kiosk).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and a Conditional Use Permit.

 

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) and a Conditional Use Permit for a restaurant (Kiosk); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 526, Western Division, located at 2002 Santa Rita Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential 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 1, Block 526, Western Division, located at 2002 Santa Rita Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

3.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 927, Western Division, located at 3616 Santa Maria 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 an auto paint and body shop.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 927, Western Division, located at 3616 Santa Maria Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

4.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 292, Eastern Division, located at 413 Clark Blvd., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed B-3 zoning and recommended approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a used car lot.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 292, Eastern Division, located at 413 Clark Blvd., from B-1 (Limited 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 Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, Mims – Calton Gardens Addition, located at 219 W. Calton Rd., from B-1 (Limited Commercial 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 Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, Mims – Calton Gardens Addition, located at 219 W. Calton Rd., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

6.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located at 3400 Del Mar Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential 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 Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located at 3400 Del Mar Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

7.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.4347 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 3300 Del Mar Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential 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 2.4347 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 3300 Del Mar Blvd., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 9 and 10, Block 1079, Eastern Division, located at 1906 & 1908 Piedra China St., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential 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 Lots 9 and 10, Block 1079, Eastern Division, located at 1906 & 1908 Piedra China St., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

9.      A.   Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.      Discussion and possible action on the privatization of the Utilities Department.

 

2.      Discussion and possible action on the alignment of Jacaman Road with Casa Verde Road.

 

3.      Discussion and possible action on providing water and wastewater services to the residents of Casa Verde Subdivision.

 

B.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.   Discussion on upgrading the Lumens around Ryan Elementary School and Market St. Tennis Courts, with possible action.

 

2.   Discussion on ways to save taxpayer monies associated with the 5th Bridge including the action taken last week, with possible action. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Johnny Amaya)

 

3.   Staff update on the Chacon Meadow Bridge repairs.

 

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

 

1.   Discussion and possible action requesting a cost estimate and preliminary schematic drawing for a widening of the entrance located at Rancho Viejo Dr. and FM 1472.

 

2.   Update on the results of the traffic improvements study that includes stop signs, flashing beacons, etc. in District VII, specifically on Lowry, Rancho Viejo, Eagle Pass and Lafayette St.

 

 

D.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

 

1.   Discussion with possible action on the improvements on St. Peters Plaza, requesting an extra light on northwest corner of the plaza, jungle gym and also a basketball backboard.

 

2.   Discussion and possible action on improvements at the Civic Center pool, proposing a shade on the west side of the pool.

 

3.   Status report on the rehabilitation of the water fountain at Bruni Plaza.

 

4.   Status report on the requested water park.

          

 

 (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

10.    2001-O-125     Accepting a bequest by Sam H. Sullivan (deceased) and amending the City of Laredo FY2000-2001 Annual Budget in the amount of $26,408.46, providing for effective date.  (City Council)

        

 

2001-O-126     Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $63,600.00 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 March 1, 2001 through May 31, 2001.  The Governor’s Office, Criminal Justice Division approved this adjustment on May 29, 2001.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-127     Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $1,333,870.00 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be designating $998,115.00, the City of Laredo will designate $299,769.00, the Webb County Constable’s Office will designate $32,550.00 and the remaining $3,436.00 will be designated out of opening fund balance.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from June 1, 2001 through May 31, 2002.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-128     Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 31, Utilities, Section 31-16, Definitions, by adding “Illegal Connection”, Section 31-133 by adding paragraph (e) to establish a connection fee of $500.00 (Five Hundred dollars) for any person attempting to establish an account for a property after an illegal connection has been discovered and removed by the City at that same location; and paragraph (f) written notification to City of an illegal connection; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-129     Amending the FY 2000-2001 Annual Budget by transferring $8,000.00 from General Fund to the Veterans Field Fund and appropriate revenues and expenditures in the amount of $8,000.00 in the Veterans Field Fund to fund an amendment to Section 3, Sub-Section A, Item IV of the contract between the City of Laredo and Grupo Vision Empresarial, Nuevo Laredo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican corporation operating the Tecolotes de Los Dos Laredos of the professional “Triple-A” Mexican Baseball League, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-130     An ordinance closing as a public easement that section of the 2900 block of South Buena Vista Avenue between Norton and the East right-of-way line of U. S. Highway 83, situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas; and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

11.    2001-R-073     A resolution   authorizing the Fire Chief and the Police Chief to furnish to the City Attorney any and all information from their personnel and internal affairs files, pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Section 143.089 (g).

 

 

XII.             MOTION

 

 

12.    Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Competitive Government Strategies in the amount of $40,000.00 for Phase II of the Utilities Department privatization to present an evaluation matrix, conduct site tours and reference checks, and resolve internal City issues.  Funding is available in water and sewer reserves.

 

 

13.    Consideration to approve the Project Plaque for the Fire Station No. 12 located at Bob Bullock Loop in the vicinity of TAMIU.

 

 

14.    Consideration to authorize the City Manager to grant a public fireworks display at the Laredo Country Club on July 4, 2001 at 9:15 p.m. for Atlas Enterprises, Incorporated.

 

 

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.

 

 

XVI.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

15.    Consideration to authorize the City Manager to give Notice of Intent to apply for the FY 2002 Federal Apportionment.  The estimated amount for FY 2002 is $3,500,000.00.

 

16.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the Texas Department of Transportation granted to the City of Laredo a Vehicle Capital Replacement (VCR) Grant #VCR0103 (22) in the maximum payable amount of $1,054,000.00.  The 20% match for this grant consists of $40,000.00 cash (Transit Sales Tax) and $224,500.00 in Toll Credits.  The total amount available for purchases is $1,094,000.00.

 

 

XVII.    RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO CITY WATER LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORPORATION

 

17.    2001-RW-001     A resolution appointing the Officers of the Laredo City Water Local Government Corporation “Corporation” as authorized by Article III of the Bylaws of the Corporation.

 

18.    Consideration to authorize the President of the Laredo City Water Local Government Corporation “Corporation” to publish the Request for Proposals for development of the Secondary Water Supply System Project.

 

XVII.   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, June 20, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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