CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-21

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 20, 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.

 

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    I.      CALL TO ORDER

 

 II.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.      ROLL CALL

 

IV.      MINUTES

 

V.              COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

A.   El Metro is introducing their new Rapid Transit System Bus Line.

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 

A.          Appointment by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

B.         Appointment by Council Member John C. Galo of Toni Ingle to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

C.     Appointment by Council Member Juan Ramirez of Carlos R. Rendon to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee.

 

   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.   Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 Annual Budget in the amount of $10,000.00 realized in the retainage settlement with Ramex Construction Company regarding the Laredo Main Library Project, providing for effective date.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

      Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 Annual Budget in the amount of $10,000.00 realized in the retainage settlement with Ramex Construction Company regarding the Laredo Main Library Project, providing for effective date.

 

2.   Public hearing amending Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo, Texas to include Article IV to establish fees for Fire Inspection Services and Life Safety Inspections, within the corporate limits of the City of Laredo, Texas.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending Chapter 12 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo, Texas to include Article IV to establish fees for Fire Inspection Services and Life Safety Inspections, within the corporate limits of the City of Laredo, Texas.

 

3.      Public hearing amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001 General Fund Annual Budget for the Cemetery by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $46,320.00 for the purpose of acquiring a Backhoe 416D BFP Caterpillar, through a Lease Purchase Agreement and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001 General Fund Annual Budget for the Cemetery by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $46,320.00 for the purpose of acquiring a Backhoe 416D BFP Caterpillar, through a Lease Purchase Agreement and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

4.      Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation for a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $39,000.00 for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project (BCCCP), of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $39,000.00.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation for a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $39,000.00 for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project (BCCCP), of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $39,000.00.

 

5.   Public hearing and Second Reading to authorize the granting to Jerry Resendez Enterprises, Inc., a Texas Corporation, a non-exclusive franchise to construct, maintain and operate a commercial container refuse gathering and disposing services in the City of Laredo, Texas and providing the terms, conditions, obligations, and limitations upon and under which franchise shall be exercised; providing indemnity to the City; City retains authority to regulate rates except for rate increase resulting from increased landfill fee which are passed on to the customer; providing for increased service rates; providing for franchise payments; and providing for severability. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the granting to Jerry Resendez Enterprises, Inc., a Texas Corporation, a non-exclusive franchise to construct, maintain and operate a commercial container refuse gathering and disposing services in the City of Laredo, Texas and providing the terms, conditions, obligations, and limitations upon and under which franchise shall be exercised; providing indemnity to the City; City retains authority to regulate rates except for rate increase resulting from increased landfill fee which are passed on to the customer; providing for increased service rates; providing for franchise payments; and providing for severability. 

 

 

6.   Public hearing amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001 Recreation Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $27,061.00 for the administration of recreation programs and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001 Recreation Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $27,061.00 for the administration of recreation programs and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.

 

 

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

7.A.  Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

 

1.   Status on the submittal of Semi-Annual Reports submitted by the Council Appointed Committees.

 

B.     Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.      Consideration to assist the City of Rio Bravo Fire Department with surplus fire equipment/gear to address emergencies specifically relating to United D.D. Hachar Elementary, Juarez-Lincoln Elementary, and Kennedy-Zapata Elementary Schools, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the Ordinance requirement for a tarp/covering over debris carried into the City’s landfill, and the $10 surcharge for violation of same.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action regarding the construction of a pedestrian bridge over a drainage easement connecting Gateway Academy to the Public Library grounds.

 

C.     Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.      Status report on all on going and proposed 2001-2002 TX DOT projects, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion on staff solution to fixing the drainage ditch at Market St. and Jarvis Ave., with possible action.

 

 

D.     Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.   Status report on the upgrading of the street lighting at Villa San Luis as first requested on June 4, 2001.

 

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

 

1.   Request for update on initiating Flag Football at Father McNaboe Park.

 

F.      Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.      Status report on the citation given to people on the corner parking lot on Farragut and San Dario, and also on Victoria and San Dario regarding the “Chocolates”, with possible action.

 

2.      Status report on the Water Park, with possible action.

 

3.      Status report on the black topping for the 800 and 900 Block of Hidalgo St., with possible action.

 

4.      Review of the appointees to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee, with possible action.

 

              

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 IX. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

8.      An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry Permit to the U. S. Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, in order to delineate the extent of a former landfill adjacent to the Los Presidentes Subdivision, and to characterize its waste.  Said former landfill being out of an 11.081 acre tract situated in Porcion 32, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as described on attached Exhibit “A”; and providing for an effective date.   

 

9.      An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry Permit to the U. S. Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, in order to check for surface soil contamination at an abandoned railroad spur on Vidaurri Avenue.  Said railroad spur extending on Vidaurri Avenue from Moctezuma to Jefferson Streets, as described on attached Exhibit “B”; and providing for an effective date.   

 

10.    An ordinance amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping, standing or parking, of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo: specifically creating Section 19-364; restricted parking areas, establishing certain tow-away areas within the Central Business District and providing for effective date and publication.

 

11.    An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend Chapter 14, Garbage, Trash & Refuse, Article I, Section 14-1, Definitions; also Article II, Section 14-9, Rates, subsection (c) by deleting subparagraph (c)(4); adding subsection (d) Special Event Fee; deleting portions of subsection (e) garbage and mandate fees schedule, by changing the square footages and adjusting the rates for garbage collection; adding subsection (f) commercial establishments exclusions; adding subsection (g) Appeals Process; and amending subsections h to m to alphabetize each subsection correctly; providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

12.    An ordinance adopting Section I, Article 102.075, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, by amending subsection (m) and adding subsection (n) as amended by Senate Bill 1421.  “Court Cost; Juvenile Crime and Delinquency Fund and Criminal Justice Center Fund; and amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20, Section 20-37 by adding Subsection (E); and providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

13.    An ordinance adopting Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 102.014(c), Court Costs for Child Safety Fund in Municipalities as amended by House Bill 374 and adopting Article 102.014(g) Court Costs for Child Safety fund in Municipalities and Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20, Section 20-37, by adding subsection (d); providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

 

         X.  FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

 

14.    2001-O-163        Airport Budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration being grant project no. 3-48-0136-30-01 in the amount of $335,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a fuel farm to be located on the east side of the Laredo International Airport and appropriating said grant revenue and local match to the appropriate expenditure accounts and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-164        Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or Parking, Section 19-361, Secured Controlled Access Parking Lots and Section 19-362, Parking Lot Rates and Hours of Operation, of Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo: Authorizing the establishment of parking rates, enforcement regulations, and hours of operation at the Riverfront Parking Lot located on Pedregal Road; and authorizing the establishment of enforcement regulations for the Bridge I parking lot, providing for effective date and publication.  (City Council)

        

2001-O-165        Authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract with the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $208,140.00 in additional funds for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Project of the City of Laredo Health Department and extend the contract period from April 1, 2001, through August 31, 2001, to April 1, 2001, through March 31, 2002; and amending the City of Laredo FY2000-2001 Budget by ½ of the budget amount.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-166        Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $500,000.00 by allocating funds from the surplus fund balance to further the activities and scope of work of the Women, Infants and Children’s Program of the City of Laredo Health funded by the Texas Department of Health for the period beginning October 1, 2000, through September 30, 2001.  (City Council)

 

 

2001-O-167        Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation for grants from the Texas Department of Health in the amount of $1,088,298.00 in direct funds and $188,976.00 in program income for seven grants as described below for the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002; and amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $1,277,274.00.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-168        Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $95,000.00 to adjust the City match for the Governor’s Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Program.  The City of Laredo requested that A.T.P.A. consider reducing the cash match for grant number (SA-1-T01-09358) this fiscal year.  Funding will be used to pay for operative expenditures within the Laredo Police Department in General Fund.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-169        Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 Annual Budget in the amount of $490,069.00 for the Governor’s Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Grant.  A.T.P.A. is contributing $390,714.00, the City is designating $54,355.00 in matching funds, and Webb County is designating $45,000.00 in matching funds for a total of $490,069.00 to fund the Laredo Auto Theft Task Force for the period of September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002.   (City Council)

 

2001-O-171        Repealing Ordinance 99-O-85 and amending Chapter 7-1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adopting the 2000 Edition of the International Building Code, amending Section 7-4 adopted, by adopting the 2000 Edition of the International Mechanical Code, and amending Section 7-7 Dwelling Code by adopting the International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2000 Ed.); providing for the issuance of permits, and collection of fees, and repealing all ordinances and/or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith; providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-172        Amending Section 24.63.2, Permitted Land Uses; and Appendix A, Definitions, of the Laredo Land Development Code to allow the location of an International Bridge Facility on B-4 (Highway Commercial District), M-1 (Light Manufacturing District), and M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District) Zoning Districts.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed ordinance amendment.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-173        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.  (As Amended)  (Council Member John C. Galo)

 

2001-O-174        Amending the City of Laredo’s 2000-2001 Annual Budget to reflect an appropriation in Transportation Planning Funds.  The appropriation of $21,589.00 comes from the release of 1999-2000 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Unexpended Funds.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-175        Amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001 Annual Budget in the 2000A Certificate of Obligation Fund by appropriating current available interest earnings in the amount of $325,000.00 and appropriating expenditures in the amount of $325,000.00 for the Bartlett Street Extension Project from Hillside to Gale Street, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-176        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 1.0128 acres which includes Building Nos. 1228 and 1229 consisting of approximately 4,378 square feet located at 4704 Naranjo Street at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on May 1, 2001 and ending on April 30, 2002 and may be extended for one (1) term of one (1) year ending on April 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $1,776.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.  (City Council with the exception of Council Member Johnny Amaya and Mayor Pro-Tempore Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

2001-O-177        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Roberto Hernandez d/b/a Ocean Structures for approximately 289 square of office space constituting Suite No. 8 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing May 1, 2001, and ending April 30, 2002, and may be extended for one (1) term of one (1) year ending April 30, 2003. Monthly rent shall be $400.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-179        An ordinance rescinding Ordinance No. 96-O-177, which authorized the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with the Laredo-Webb County Community Action Agency for the rental of ground space on that parcel of land legally described as: Lots 1, 2, 3, & 4, Block 321, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; for a term of two (2) years, with an annual rental payment of $1.00, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a new Lease Agreement with Webb County, as described on attached Exhibit “A”, for and on behalf of the City of Laredo, for rental of the same parcel of land, for the purpose of operating the Headstart Program, for a term of two (2) years, with monthly rental payments of $575.00; and providing for an effective date.   (City Council with the exception of Council Member Johnny Amaya and Mayor Pro-Tempore Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

2001-O-180        An ordinance rescinding Ordinance No. 99-O-012, which authorized the City Manager to execute   a Lease Agreement with Webb County for the rental of ground space on that parcel of land legally described as: Lots 6, 8, the West one-half of Lots 5 & 7, the North fifty-six feet of Lot 4, & the West one-half of Lot 3, Block 912, Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; for a term of one (1) year, with an annual rental payment of $1.00, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a new Lease Agreement with Webb County, as described on attached Exhibit “A”; for and on behalf of the City of Laredo, for rental of the same parcel of land, for the purpose of operating the Headstart Program, for a term of two (2) years, with monthly rental payments of $625.00; and providing for an effective date. (City Council with the exception of Council Member Johnny Amaya and Mayor Pro-Tempore Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

2001-O-181        An ordinance rescinding Ordinance No. 95-O-024, which authorized the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with the Laredo-Webb County Community Action Agency, for the rental of ground space on that parcel of land legally described as: Portions of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12, Block 1302, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; for a term of twenty-eight (28) months, with monthly rental payments of $525.00, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a new Lease Agreement with Webb County, as described on attached Exhibit “A”, for and on behalf of the City of Laredo, for rental of the same parcel of land, for the purpose of operating the Headstart Program, for a term of two (2) years, with monthly rental payments of $525.00; and providing for an effective date .   (City Council with the exception of Council Member Johnny Amaya and Mayor Pro-Tempore Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

2001-O-182        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a “Contract, Easement, and Use Restriction” Agreement with AEP Central Power and Light Company, as described on attached Exhibit “A”, for the installation of certain underground electric service facilities to serve the dwelling units to be constructed on the individual lots of the “Three Points Affordable Housing Project”.  Said lots being delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-183        An ordinance closing as a public easement those sections of the 1100 block of South Buena Vista Avenue between Barrios Street and the east right-of-way line of S. Meadow Ave. and the west one half section of the 1100 block of South Buena Vista Avenue between Boulanger Street and the west right-of-way line of S. Meadow Avenue situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas; and providing for an effective date.  (Council Member Alfredo Agredano)

 

2001-O-184        An ordinance amending Ordinance #99-O-317 by authorizing the City Manager to execute a Site Ground Lease Agreement Addendum to that certain Ground Lease between the City of Laredo and American Tower L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership, dated October 25, 1999, for the purposes of which is to describe the ground space area of the Lease Premises to be used by Tenant. All terms and conditions of the lease remain in full force and effect.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-185        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., a corporation, for space on the top surface of the McPherson Water Tower located at 8711 McPherson Road, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more   fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to locate antennas on the Water Tower and construct a 10’ x 12” equipment building for use in connection with its communications business.  Term of the lease is ten (10) years commencing August 20, 2001 and ending August 19, 2011 with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $7,700.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be adjusted by three percent (3%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-186        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., a corporation, for a 50” x 40” ground space at the La Bota Water Tower Complex located at 14100 FM 1472 Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 120 ft. high self-supporting tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is ten (10) years commencing August 20, 2001 and ending August 19, 2011 with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $7,700.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be adjusted by three percent (3%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.  (City Council)

 

2001-O-187        An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey twenty (20) City-owned lots to the Metro Affordable Housing Corporation for a Lease-Purchase Program for residents of public housing.  Said twenty lots being Lots 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, & 35; all being situated in the Los Obispos Subdivision, Unit 5, Block 3, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being delineated on attached copy of City Plat, and providing for an effective date.  (City Council)

 

 

XI.     MOTIONS

 

 

15.       Consideration to re-schedule the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting from Monday, September 3, 2001 to Tuesday, September 4, 2001, due to the Labor Day Holiday.

 

16.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with E. G. Ranch, Ltd. to acquire an easement for the use of land for a period of two years to establish a water point for any citizen to obtain potable water.

 

17.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of 20.27 acre-feet of Class “A” water rights from Joyce E. Wilson, for the sum of $13,682.25.  The water rights convert to 10.135 acre-feet of municipal water rights.  Funding is available in the Water Availability Fund.

 

18.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-151, to the Lowest Proposer, Office Communication Systems (OCS), San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $29,160.00, for a thirty-six month rental contract for a color copier.  The monthly cost includes the use of the copier, fiery controller, toner supplies, and a full maintenance contract.   Funding is available in the Bridge Fund.

 

19.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-154, to the LOW BIDDER N.E.S. Trench Shoring, San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $39,725.00, for the purchase of a horizontal boring machine for the Utilities Department.   Funding is available in the Utilities Department - Water Distribution Division, Capital Outlay budget.

 

20.       Consideration to award of contract number FY01-155, to the LOW BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS, Exerplay, Inc., Cedar Crest, N.M., in the amount of $64,650.00, for furnishing all labor and material needed to install a modular skate park system at the                                                                                                                                    Northeast Hillside Park.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Project budget (City Council Districts 5 and 6 projects).

 

21.       Consideration to award contract number FY01-159, to the LOW BIDDER, for furnishing all labor and material needed for the trench less installation of approximately 120 feet of casing and 16 inch water line under Highway 359 in the vicinity of the municipal landfill.  The low bidder will be announced at the City Council meeting. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Project - City Council District 2.                       

 

22.       Consideration to modify the City's Procurement Policy, effective September 1, 2001, to allow the City Manager to approve all contracts and change orders not exceeding $25,000.00 in accordance to provisions of the State of Texas - Local Government Code.  The City's current policy sets a limit of $15,000.00.  This change will mirror the provisions of Section 252.021, as amended, of the Local Government Code - Competitive Bidding and Competitive Proposal Requirements.  

 

23.       Consideration to approve monthly adjustments to the tax roll.   The amount to be adjusted for the month of July 2001, which represents an increase in levy, is $659.06.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by Court Orders.

 

24.       Consideration to refund property tax to the following taxpayers and company:

 

A.                  A refund in the amount of $1,649.76 payable to Francisco A. Leal, MD PA due to a change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board.  This personal property did not exist on the 1st of the year 1997, 1998, and 1999.

 

25.       Consideration to authorize the installation of streetlights on Calton Road in front of the Main Public Library and to utilize funds in the estimated amount of $30,000.00 from Capital Improvement Project – City Council District 2.

 

26.       Consideration to authorize the installation of Speed Humps on the 1000 and 1100 Block of Reagan Drive in accordance with the Speed Hump Installation Policy under the Special Provision for Installation; project costs are estimated at $6,000.00.  Funding will be made available from Capital Improvement Project – City Council District I.

 

27.       Consideration for approval of Amendment No. 1 an increase of $295,000.00 to the architectural/engineering contract with Frank Architects, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Gateway to the Americas Bridge (Bridge I) Access, Export Lot & Parking Lot Modifications for architectural/engineering design.  Funding is available in the Bridge System - Bridge Improvements.

 

28.       Consideration to award a construction contract to the LOW BIDDER, SER Construction Partners, LTD., Houston, Texas, in the bid amount of $632,719.00 for the Bartlett Avenue Extension (Hillside Road to Gale Street).  Funding is available in the 2000 C.O. Issue Bartlett/Hillside to Gale.

 

29.       Consideration for acceptance of the New Main Library Sign and approval of final payment in the amount of $19,725.00 to L & M Construction Company, Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $19,725.00.  Funding is available in the New Public Library Improvements Other Than Buildings.

 

30.       Consideration to award a professional services contract to Crane Engineering Corporation, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $58,500.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Santa Rita Park Improvements.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Action Year Santa Rita Park (Phase I).

 

31.       Consideration to award a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, A/P Resources, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the bid amount of $38,214.00 to include the bid and alternative no. 1 for the Pre-Demolition Asbestos Abatement at Laredo International Airport Buildings 1326, 1335, 1336, and Abandoned Slab.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund FAA Ineligible Demolition and Airport Demolition Services.

 

32.       Consideration to formally accept a donation consisting of one-treadmill by Weslow and one-cardio-vascular fit cycle by Lifestyler donated by Mr. And Mrs. Louis H. Weber in memory of Julia A. and Doris G. Foster to be used at the La Ladrillera Elderly Recreation Center.

 

33.       Consideration to enter into an interlocal agreement with South Texas Development Council and the City of Laredo under Chapter 791 of the Government code and authorizing the City Manager to execute said contract relating to the planning, development, operation and provisions of 9-1-1-service.  The term of this agreement shall be for two years beginning on the 1st day of September 2001, and ending on the 31st day of August 2003.

 

XII.   STAFF REPORT

           

 

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

 

35.       Status report and possible action on the progress of the Secondary Water Supply Project.

 

36.       Presentation by the Traffic Safety Department regarding an appeal by Manuel Riojas on revocation of his taxicab permit for failure to maintain liability insurance.

 

 

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 MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

 

 

37.    2001-RMH-001     A resolution authorizing the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) to charge 80% of the updated Fair Market Rents (FMR), equivalent to $393.00 for a 2-bedroom, $492.00 for a 3-bedroom and $553.00 for a 4-bedroom, on all rental units that become vacant and are renovated; and 71% of the updated Fair Market Rents (FMR), equivalent to $349.00 for a 2-bedroom, $436.00 for a 3-bedroom and $491.00 for a 4-bedroom, on all occupied rental units that have not been completely renovated at the Jose A. Flores Apartments, effective October 1, 2001.  Fair Market Rents are updated annually by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

 

38.    2001-RMH-002     A resolution authorizing the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) to charge 71% of the updated Fair Market Rents (FMR), equivalent to $349.00 for a 2-bedroom and $436.00 for a 3-bedroom, on all rental units under the Fair Market Rent Program and $255.00 for a 2-bedroom and $280.00 for a 3-bedroom for rental units under the Low Income Program at the Tomas Flores Apartments, effective October 1, 2001.

 

39.    2001-RMH-003     A resolution authorizing the adoption of the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 by the LMHC Board of Directors, appropriating the estimated revenues of $1,386,706.00 and expenses in the amount of $1,219,049.00 reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 2001 and ending September 30, 2002 and authorizing the LMHC Director to implement the LMHC Annual Budget.

 

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, August 15, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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