CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-19

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JULY 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

 

Approval of the minutes of June 18, 2001 and June 19, 2001.

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

A.      Recognition of the Laredo National Guard Soldiers leaving for Bosnia.

 

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 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 child daycare center.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

      Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by 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.

 

 

2.   Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Blocks 56, 67 and 68, Eastern Division and those portions of Cedar Ave., Piedra China St., and Logan Ave., which were previous public right-of-ways, located at 301 Logan Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing 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 Blocks 56, 67 and 68, Eastern Division and those portions of Cedar Ave., Piedra China St., and Logan Ave., which were previous public right-of-ways, located at 301 Logan Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

 

3.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Blocks 14, 46, and 75, Eastern Division and those portions of Willow St. and Cedar Ave. which were previous public right-of-ways, located at 420 Logan Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing 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 Blocks 14, 46, and 75, Eastern Division and those portions of Willow St. and Cedar Ave., which were previous public right-of-ways, located at 420 Logan Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

4.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 527, Western Division, located at 2615 San Agustin Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-4 (Highway 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 5, Block 527, Western Division, located at 2615 San Agustin Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial 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 Lots 8, 9 and part of Lot 10, Block 350, Western Division, located at 11 Iturbide 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 Lots 8, 9 and part of Lot 10, Block 350, Western Division, located at 11 Iturbide St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

6.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 21, Block 1, Indian Crossing Subdivision, Unit I, located at 2317 Geronimo Dr., 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 21, Block 1, Indian Crossing Subdivision, Unit I, located at 2317 Geronimo Dr., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

7.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4 and the north 19.78 ft. of Lot 5, Block 815, Eastern Division, located at 605 N. Seymour Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a single-family residence and a mechanic shop.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4 and the north 19.78 ft. of Lot 5, Block 815, Eastern Division, located at 605 N. Seymour Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

8.      Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4, Block 1744, Eastern Division, located at 2819 Bayard 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 4, Block 1744, Eastern Division, located at 2819 Bayard St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

9.      Public hearing authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction on 3.00 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of Salvador Garcia Middle School, known as McKendrick No. 4 Well.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

 

Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction on 3.00 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of Salvador Garcia Middle School, known as McKendrick No. 4 Well; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

10.  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Block 19, Laredo Airport Plat Subdivision, located at 4400 Daugherty Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing 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 Block 19, Laredo Airport Plat Subdivision, located at 4400 Daugherty Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

11.              A.   Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

 

1.      Discussion with possible action on creating an ordinance to specifically address discarding glass bottles, which create a nuisance and unsafe conditions for both pedestrians and the motoring public.

 

2.      Status report on the results of the traffic signal study on Lafayette at West San Francisco.

 

3.      Status report on the Ryan Street Railroad Bridge Conversion and Zacate Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Project funded through a TXDOT Enhancement Grant.

 

 

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

 

 

1.      Discussion and possible action on the status of all improvements to Father McNaboe Park.

 

2.      Discussion and possible action on the status of the CP& L roadway. 

 

 

C.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

 

1.      Discussion and possible action on the ambulance for Station No. 4 and 2 additional ambulances for the City of Laredo.

 

2.      Discussion and possible action on the Tree Board Committee.

 

3.      Discussion and possible action on the presentation of a Resolution for the LULAC Council.

 

 

                (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

 

   IX.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

12.       An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Lone Star Aviation, a general partnership, for approximately 5,980 square feet constituting Hangar No. 1307 located at 4400 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for three (3) years commencing on August 1, 2001 and ending on July 31, 2004.  Monthly rent shall be $1,075.00 and shall be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

13.       An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Chad E. Sims for approximately 2,040 square feet constituting Building No. 1341 located at 4113 North Jarvis Avenue, #100, at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for three (3) years commencing on August 1, 2001 and ending on July 31, 2004.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a 90-day written notice from the party terminating to the other.  Annual rent shall be $3,000.00 and paid in advance and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

14.       An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with SER Jobs for Progress Southwest, Inc., for approximately 1,600 square feet constituting Suite No. 8 of Building No. 134 located at 4603 Maher Avenue.  Lease term is for two (2) months commencing on July 1, 2001 and ending on August 31, 2001.  Monthly rent shall be $1,600.00; providing for an effective date.

 

15.       An ordinance amending Article IX, Truck Traffic, Division 2, Truck Routes, Section 19-410 Truck Route Designations, of Chapter 19 of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances deleting Calton Road from IH-35 to McPherson Road and adding Airpark Drive from US 59 to Bustamante Street, Bustamante Street Eastbound to Maher Avenue, Maher Avenue Northbound only to Hillside Road, Hillside Road Westbound only to Thomas Avenue, Thomas Avenue and Gale Street between Hillside and McPherson Road, Thomas Avenue Southbound only from Hillside Road to Pappas Street, Pappas Street Westbound only to Daugherty Avenue, Daugherty Avenue Southbound only to Bustamante Street, Bustamante Street Southbound only to US 59; providing for publication and effective date.

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

16.    2001-O-146        Amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2000 General Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $137,481.00 from a Lease Purchase Agreement to finance the acquisition of the upgrade of the AS/400 Computer System.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-147        Amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $400,000.00 for the new “Mosquito Abatement Project” of the City of Laredo Health Department for a two-year project period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2003.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-148        Amending the contract with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $70,000.00 to continue the operation of the two continuous air monitoring stations (CAMS) by the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002.  (City Council)

                       

2001-O-149        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operator Agreement with Trade Unlimited, Inc., to operate an approximate 28,400 square foot facility within Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94-Site 3 located at the Killam Industrial Park for a term of one (1) year with two (2) one (1) year renewal options ending on July 31, 2004.  The FTZ Board has approved this site; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-150        Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with Adolfo Gutierrez as described on attached Exhibit “A”, for and on behalf of the City of Laredo for 15,679.91 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of Farias Street between San Dario and San Eduardo Avenues and out of a portion of a drainage easement adjoining the former street, said tract abutting Lot 1, Block 1102-A, Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas for the proposed use of improving the scenery of the tract, and for additional parking/access space for a term of four (4) years for substantial monetary or like consideration in the form of enhancements, for public purposes, of the City property; provided however, that the City be held harmless on all of its easements, including, but not limited to, drainage; and that all easements, whether or not recorded, shall be held to remain intact; and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-151        Closing as a public easement those sections of:

 

A.            The 2200 block of Cleveland Street between Bartlett and Jarvis Avenues.

 

B.           The 600 block of South Jarvis Avenue between the South property line of Block 1292-A, Eastern Division and Cleveland Street, including the intersection of Cleveland Street and Jarvis Avenue situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas; and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

XI.  RESOLUTIONS

 

17.  2001-R-081       Accepting an FY 2001 Military Airport Program (MAP) Grant from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $ 335,000.00 and appropriating a local match of $37,223.00 from the Airport Land Acquisition Reimbursement Account and authorizing the City Manager to execute the grant agreement. The Federal funds will be used to construct an aviation fuel farm to be located on the east side of the Laredo International Airport at the Laredo International Airport.

 

 

XII.    MOTIONS

 

18.       Consideration to approve a professional services contract with Miller & Van Eaton, P.L.L.C., to provide legal services to the City of Laredo in connection with advice regarding telecommunications regulations, procurement, cable television regulations and deployment on international cross border communications issues.  The contract term for this engagement is October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

19.       Consideration for award of a professional services contract in the amount of $158,788.00 to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the City of Laredo International Bridge No. 5 and Border Facilities.

 

20.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City of Laredo and N.W. Properties Limited memorializing the requirement of $250.00 per residential lot, in consideration for the Planned Unit Development granted by City Council, to be dedicated to improvements to the Muller Park located adjacent to the Indian Sunset Development.

 

21.       Consideration to authorize a lease purchase contract, with Business Integrators, Inc., in the amount of $197,481.00, for the purchase and installation of an upgrade to the AS/400 computer system.  This upgrade will enhance the current IBM AS/400 620 system, which maintains the City’s financial and operational software requirements.  The term of the lease purchase contract shall be for a three-year period and will be financed by IBM Credit at an effective interest rate of 4.52%.

 

 

XIII.   STAFF REPORT

           

22.       Status report on the extension of Springfield.

 

23.              Submission of the Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Annual Budget as per Article VI, Section 6.02, Submission of Budget of the Charter of the City of Laredo which states that “sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal year, or any time before that, the City Manager shall present to the Council, in an open public meeting, after proper public notice, and having been placed on the Council meeting agenda, a budget for the ensuring fiscal year with an accompanying message”.

 

24.              Status report on the installation of bus shelters Citywide.

 

25.       Report on the Open Records Requests received by the City.

 

 

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.

 

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

                                                                    

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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