CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-22

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 27, 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

 

1.   Presentation by Parks & Recreation Department and Lulac’s Council #7 on the 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2001.

 

                Invitations

 

                Recognitions

 

1.   Recognition of Mauricio Cantu on his retirement from the Department of Public Safety.

 

                Communiques

 

 VI.    APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

     

 


   VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.                  Public hearing and consideration of an appeal of an order of the Historic Landmark Board regarding the installation of two doors on the Convent elevation:  

Location:  Lots 3 and E 15 Varas of 2, Block 2 WD

Commonly known as:  1112 Grant

Petitioner: Luis Lidsky

San Agustin Historic District

 

 

2.                  Public hearing amending the Street Name Map of the City of Laredo by changing the name of a portion of Killam Industrial Boulevard from the intersection of FM 1472 thence west and south to the intersection of Loop 20 with the future River Bank Drive, from Killam Industrial Blvd. to River Bank Drive.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Street Name Map of the City of Laredo by changing the name of a portion of Killam Industrial Boulevard from the intersection of FM 1472 thence west and south to the intersection of Loop 20 with the future River Bank Drive, from Killam Industrial Blvd. to River Bank Drive; providing for publication and effective date.

 

 

3.                  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 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.

 

4.                  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.

 

5.                  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.795 acres out of Lot 3, Block 1, Del Mar North Filing No. One, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 302 Eden Ln., 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 8.795 acres out of Lot 3, Block 1, Del Mar North Filing No. One, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 302 Eden Ln., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential 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 the south 128 ft. of Lot 8, Block 1343, Eastern Division, located at 2302 Cortez St., 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.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the south 128 ft. of Lot 8, Block 1343, Eastern Division, located at 2302 Cortez St., from R-3 (Mixed 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 Tract 4, William Bejarano Plat, located at 3520 E. Saunders St., from B-3 (Community Business 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 Tract 4, William Bejarano Plat, located at 3520 E. Saunders St., from B-3 (Community Business 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 2.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of Masterson Rd., from B-3 (Community Business 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 2.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of Hwy. 83 and north of Masterson Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

9.                  Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a sexually oriented business on Lot 1, Block 11, Unitec Industrial Center Subdivision, Phase 2, located at 13502 Regional Drive.  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 authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a sexually oriented business on Lot 1, Block 11, Unitec Industrial Center Subdivision, Phase 2, located at 13502 Regional Drive; providing for publication and effective date.

 

10.              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. 

 

 


VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

 

11.              A.  Request by Council Member  Alfredo Agredano

 

1.      Discussion with possible action to confiscate vehicles which are illegally dumping trash within the city limits and amend the ordinance as such.

 

2.      Discussion and possible action to award the Veteran’s Coalition an additional $10,000.00 through Third Party Funding.  (Co-Sponsored by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

 

3.      Status report on creek clean-up in Century City.

 

B.     Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.   Discussion and possible action regarding the amount of money due to the City Laredo by Webb County pursuant to the Texas Transportation Code Section 502.173 (f), (g), and (h) payable under Child Safety Fees as provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure section 102.014 which are collected by the County for the registration of motor vehicles.

     

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

 

1.                  Discussion with possible action regarding truck routes in District VII and violations therein.

 

2.         Discussion with possible action regarding Third Party Funding for the Children’s International Advocacy Center and consideration to fund $60,000.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Louis Bruni)

 

3.         Discussion with possible action regarding the flooding situation in Deerfield Subdivision.

 

               (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.               INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

12.              An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its adjusted market value of $11,681.00, for certain property described as a 15,434.00 sq. ft., more or less, tract of land out of that former section of the 2200 block of Cleveland and Street between Bartlett and Jarvis Avenues to Jesse J. Martinez, Hector F. Martinez and Jorge R. Martinez provided that the City of Laredo retains a 15 foot wide utility easement; said tract being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County Texas; being described as Exhibit “A” and hereby approving the submitted Improvement Plan as described on Exhibit “B”, and which is in compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy Handbook, as approved per Resolution No. 97-R-140; and providing for an effective date.

 

13.              An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its market value $19,158.00 for certain property described as a 5,473.70 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out that former section of the 2900 block of South Buena Vista Avenue between Norton and the East right-of-way line of US Highway 83, situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being generally described on attached Exhibit “A” to Mr. Oscar Ramirez; and providing for an effective date.

 

                             X.      FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES

 

14.              2001-O-188        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.

 

2001-O-189     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.

                                   

2001-O-190     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.

 

2001-O-191     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.

 


2001-O-192     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.   

 

2001-O-193     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.   

 

2001-O-194     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.

 

2001-O-195     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.

 

2001-O-196     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 sever ability, effective date and publication.

 


2001-O-197     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.

 

                           XI.      MOTIONS

 

15.              Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute an Occupational Health Clinic Physician Contract number FY 01-124 between the City of Laredo and David Cruz, M.D. to provide medical services as the City of Laredo’s designated physician for the Occupational Health Clinic located at 5512 Thomas.  Estimated amount of the contract is approximately $25,000 for the next fiscal year.

 

16.              Consideration for approval of the proposed FY 2001-2002 Street Recycling Project (132.5 Blocks), authorization to develop plans and specifications and advertise the project for bids.

 

17.              Consideration to authorize the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for the Ryan Street railroad bridge conversion and Zacate Creek pedestrian and bicycle facility project.  The consultant recommended for selections is Land Design Studio & Parsons Brinckerhoff  Team.  The city’s contribution of $142,800 is available through the community development block grant (CDBG).

 

18.              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.

 

 

                         XII.      STAFF REPORTS

 

19.              Presentation of Chacon Creek Flood Mitigation Master Plan & Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) by Carter & Burgess, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas.  The project includes the review of the Brown & Root study, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), funding applications to the state & federal agencies, initial design developments, corridor master plan and also the 5-year CIP Plan.  The total project cost will be $452,070.00.  Funding for the project is available in the NPDES fund.

 

20.              Update report with possible action on the status of the Secondary Water Supply Project.

 


                       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.

 

21.              Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in regards to deliberating the purchase, exchange, lease of real property in the vicinity of the Riverfront Project, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person; and return to Open Session for possible action.

 

                       XIV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

22.              Consideration to waive the Bus Fare Collection during Try Transit Week, on September 12, 2001.  This action will give El Metro an opportunity to attract new customers and support this community event.  The estimated revenue loss will be $6,700.00.

 

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

 

23.              Consideration to reject the proposal by United Water for the development of a water supply project and re-advertise the Request for Proposal.

 

                             XVI.      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 22, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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