CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-25

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

October 1, 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

 

Approval of the minutes of July 16, 17 and 23, 2001.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués


 

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Resignation of Leroy Morin from Airport Advisory Committee with appointment of Leroy Morin to Planning and Zoning Committee.

 

b.  Appointment of Christi Swisher to the Airport Advisory Committee.            

           

 

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.         Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $613,344.63 to fund the Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force from the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) at no cost to the City.  Funds will be used to pay for personnel salaries, travel and operational expenses beginning January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $613,344.63 to fund the Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force from the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) at no cost to the City.  Funds will be used to pay for personnel salaries, travel and operational expenses beginning January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

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 on attached Exhibit “A”, located S. of Del Mar Blvd. and E. of Laguna Del Mar Ct., 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.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.20 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located S. of Del Mar Blvd. and E. of Laguna Del Mar Ct., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

3.         Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the M 1/3 of the W ½ of Lot 3 and M 1/3 of Lots 1 & 2, Block 500, Western Division, located at 1611 San Ignacio Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the M 1/3 of the W ½ of Lot 3 and M 1/3 of Lots 1 & 2, Block 500, Western Division, located at 1611 San Ignacio Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

4.         Public hearing authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to Michael Petroleum for oil and/or gas extraction on 5.00 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Concord Hills Subdivision and east of Los Presidentes Subdivision, known as E.G. Ranch No. 1 Gas Well.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to Michael Petroleum for oil and/or gas extraction on 5.00 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Concord Hills Subdivision and east of Los Presidentes Subdivision, known as E.G. Ranch No. 1 Gas Well; providing for publication and effective date.

 

5.         Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 91.899 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located west of the proposed Sinatra Parkway extension, east of the Laredo International Airport, and south of the proposed Jacaman Road extension, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed change.

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 91.899 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located west of the proposed Sinatra Parkway extension, east of the Laredo International Airport, and south of the proposed Jacaman Road extension, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

6.         Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.592 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of San Lorenzo Drive and east of Mines Road, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.592 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of San Lorenzo Drive and east of Mines Road, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

7.         Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 6 and the W. ½ of Lot 8, Block 244, Western Division, located at 1417 and 1419 San Eduardo 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.

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 6 and the W ½ of Lot 8, Block 244, Western Division, located at 1417 and 1419 San Eduardo Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial 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 Lots 3, 6, 7, and 8, Block 1491, Eastern Division, located at 2510 and 2516 Market St., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).   The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change. 

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3, 6, 7, and 8, Block 1491, Eastern Division, located at 2510 and 2516 Market St., 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 rezoning Lots 1, 2, 9, and 10, Block 1491 Eastern Division, located at 2502 Market St., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1, 2, 9, and 10, Block 1491 Eastern Division, located at 2502 Market St., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

10.       Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning  the S 51 ft. of Lots 4 and 5, Block 1491, Eastern Division, located at 2516 Market St. (rear), from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning  the S 51 ft. of Lots 4 and 5, Block 1491, Eastern Division, located at 2516 Market St. (rear), from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.   

 

11.       Public hearing amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning All of block 748, Western Division, located at the 2400 block of Jefferson St., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning All of block 748, Western Division, located at the 2400 block of Jefferson St., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

12.       Public hearing amending Subsection (b), “Amounts”, Section 8-23, “Same Fees Charged”, Article II, “Cemetery Manager”, Chapter 8, “Cemeteries”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo thereby increasing and adding cemetery fees; providing for severability and effective date.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending Subsection (b), “Amounts”, Section 8-23, “Same Fees Charged”, Article II. “Cemetery Manager”, Chapter 8, “Cemeteries”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo thereby increasing and adding cemetery fees; providing for severability and an effective date.

 

13.       Public hearing amending the City of Laredo fiscal year 2001-2002 Annual Budgets for Fire Training Facility and Police Trust Fund in the amount of $700,000 to partially fund the contract with Marshall Company of Corpus Christi, Texas for the Fire Fighting/Law Enforcement Training Facility.

 

INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo fiscal year 2001-2002 Annual Budgets for the Fire Training Facility Fund and Police Trust Fund in the amount of $700,000 to partially fund the contract with Marshall Company of Corpus Christi, Texas for the Fire Fighting/Law Enforcement Training Facility.

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

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

1.      Discussion with possible action on the Highway 359 Water Point, with possible action.

 

B.        Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.      Authorizing staff to utilize $2,500.00 for the upgrade of street lights in the Market Street Tennis Court Area and $25,000.00 for improvements to the Market Street Tennis Courts from District III Discretionary Funds.   

 

2.  Discussion with possible action on the prevention of tractor-

trailers driving through residential streets.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action on liability of City hired contractors pertaining to damages caused to personal and real property. 

 

C.        Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

1.      Requesting the use of discretionary funds for the upgrade of street lights at Villa San Luis Rey Housing Project.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on the status of Ochoa Park. 

 

                        D.        Request by Council Member Joe A. Guerra

1.      Requesting to re-classify sixteen (16) positions within the

Laredo Police Department with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion and possible action on extension of Springfield

Avenue.

 

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

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Juan Ramirez)

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on initiating a traffic study for possibly placing a signal light (or other staff recommendation) at the intersection of Las Cruces and Mines Road (FM 1472).

 

3.      Discussion with possible action requesting a list of all vacant properties by district owned by the City.


 

F.         Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the status of Bridge Fund revenues since the September 11th event.

                                   

2.  Discussion with possible action regarding the status of  Airport

Fund revenues since the September 11th event.

     

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding actions taken at 2615 San Agustin.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

15.       An ordinance amending Chapter 19, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic”, Article VIII; “Stopping Standing or Parking,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo specifically Section 19-364 titled “Restricted Parking Areas”; thereby adding a subsection 19-364(3) to the code which establishes a no parking anytime/tow away zone on U.S. 83 (Zapata Highway) between Zacatecas Street and the southern city limits of Laredo; providing severability and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

16.       Authorizing the Municipality to establish the fair market value of thirty (30) City owned lots located within the Three Points Subdivision and specifically identified as Lots 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, of Block 1781-A; and Lots 1,2,3,4A, 5A, 6A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, of Block 1780-A, Eastern Division, Laredo, Webb County, Texas as per Exhibit “A” delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey these said lots to the Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation in support of the Three Points Affordable Housing Corporation-First time Homebuyer Project, and providing for an effective date.  The City will incorporate a deed restriction in the form of a second lien forgivable loan to guarantee the affordability of the units.

 

17.       Repealing Ordinance 2001-O-052 to reverse an erroneous appropriation of $314,956 previously appropriated on February 26, 2001.


 

X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

18.     2001-O-217    Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances as follows:  Chapter 2 Article II, Division 3, Section 2-58 (a), Holidays, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adding one additional holiday, a personal holiday, for all City of Laredo employees, except as otherwise stated in a collective bargaining agreement.

 

2001-O-218   Amending Ordinance #98-O-279 by adopting the City of Laredo Investment Policy and amending the City of Laredo Investment Policy to comply with Public Funds Investment Act Chapter 2256, Texas Government Code.

 

2001-O-219   Authorizing an increase in the bridge toll rate schedule for southbound non-commercial vehicles as further described in Exhibit “A”, and authorizing a u-turn violation fee for southbound commercial traffic as further described in Exhibit “A” and hereby repealing all conflicting sections in all ordinances currently in effect.

 

2001-O-220   Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount  $169,525 for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  This grant funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $119,525 and the City of Laredo will designate $50,000 to fund this grant from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2003.

 

2001-O-221   Authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry-Permit to the Texas Department of Transportation in order for that agency to conduct feasibility studies on certain City owned properties, for a proposed grade separation of U.S. Highway 83 (Guadalupe and Chihuahua Streets) over the Texas Mexican Railroad tracks.  The area encompassed by said City-owned properties, includes:  All of block 88-A (except State R.O.W.), Lots 4A, 4B, 4C, 5 & Parts of Lots 6 & B, Block 89A (except State R.O.W.), all being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being delineated on attached copies of City Plats; and providing for an effective date. 

 

2001-O-222   Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its combined market value of $15,063.00, for certain properties described as follows to their respective abutting property owners and providing for an effective date.

 

Parcels  A & B – Consisting of 1,524.03 sq. ft., more or less, and 893.85 sq. ft., more or less; respectively, to  Juventino Gonzalez and wife Maria B. Gonzalez, at the total combined market value  of $5,803.00;  said parcels being out of South Urbahn  Avenue between Bismark Street and the east right-of-way line of South Meadow Ave. situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being described in attached Exhibits “A”, and  “B”; Parcel C – Consisting of 3,858.36 sq. ft., more or less, to Domingo Hernandez at the market value of $9,260.00. Said parcel being out of South Urbahn Avenue between Bismark Street and the east right-of-way line of South Meadow Ave. situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being described in attached Exhibit “C”.

 

2001-O-223   Authorizing the City Manager to purchase from the Utilities Department at fair market value, on lots number one (1) through four (4), block number three hundred and eight (308) including improvements, in the Eastern Division of the City of Laredo, also commonly known as the 600 block of Reynolds in order to establish the centralized office for the Environmental Services Department. 

 

2001-O-224   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 $6,112.00, for certain property described as 6,945.00 sq. ft. tract of land, out the north half of the Garden Street right-of-way between the east right-of-way line of Sta. Isabel Avenue and the west right-of-way line of Vidaurri Avenue to Felix J. Canales Treviño; provided that the City of Laredo retains the entire north half of said former street as a utility easement; said tract being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being described in Exhibit “A”; and providing for an effective date.

 

2001-O-225   Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its market value of $9,920.00, for certain property described as a 2,479.88 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out the southeast section of San Jose Street between Milmo and Jarvis Avenues, dedicated as a public easement as per the McMillan Park Subdivision Replat recorded in Volume 2, Page 156 of the Webb County Plat Records; situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, being more particularly described  in the attached Exhibit “A” to Mario Gonzalez and Eleuterio Garza; and providing for an effective date. 

 

2001-O-226   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 $11,874.00 of certain property described as a 10,640 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of Poggenpohl Street between Sta. Rita and Vidaurri Avenues to Sergio Mares; provided that the City of Laredo retains a 6,250 sq. ft. tract of land as a utility easement said tracts being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being described in the attached Exhibit “A” and hereby approving the submitted Improvement Plan, as described in Exhibit “B”, and which is in compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy Handbook, as approved by Resolution No. 97-R-140; and providing for an effective date.

 

2001-O-227   An ordinance settling and releasing claims against Central Power and Light Company concerning franchise fee payments; providing no pass through of settlement amounts and specifying terms for future franchise payments.

 

2001-O-228   Authorizing the granting to Jerry Resendez Enterprises, Inc., dba TRASHCO, 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.  (As amended) (Third and Final Reading)

 


 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

19. 2001-R-100         Authorizing the City Manager to execute the renewal of a clinical affiliation agreement between the City of Laredo Fire Department EMS and Mercy Health Center.

 

20.  2001-R-101        Authorizing the use of surplus proceeds for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the City of Laredo – Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations (PPFCO), Series 2000, in the amount of $19,190.21, for the purchase of a cargo van for the Traffic Safety Department.  This van will be used by Traffic Signal Specialist for installation and maintenance projects.

 

21.  2001-R-103        Authorizing the City Manager to disburse a payment in the amount of $3,750.00 to the Texas Department of Transportation, as the City of Laredo’s contribution to the cost of the right-of-way to be acquired by the State for the widening of Loop 20 from 1.6 miles north of U.S. Highway 59 to McPherson Road.

 

22.  2001-R-104        Nominating candidates for the positions to be filled on the Board of Directors of the Webb County Appraisal District; and directing the City Secretary to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Chief Appraiser of the Webb County Appraisal District on October 15, 2001.         

 

 

XII.      MOTIONS

           

23.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of 3,719.8437 acre-feet of class “B” water rights from Sam R. Sparks, Inc, for the sum of $2,157,509.38.  The water rights convert to 1,487.9375 acre-feet of municipal water rights.

 

24.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of 2,975.875 acre-feet of class “A” water rights from Arrow Brook Limited Partnership, for the sum of $2,157,509.38.  The water rights convert to 1,487.9375 acre-feet of municipal water rights.

 

25.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend a professional services contract for one month with Zoila Meza, L.V.N., to provide public health services to clients of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001.

 

26.       Consideration to award contract FY01-160, to the Low bidder, Zertuche Construction LLC, Laredo, Texas, in the annual amount of $83,040.00, for providing ground maintenance services for the Utilities Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Police Department.  This is a one year contract, with an option for a second year, which requires the contract vendor to complete cutting cycles at the water plants, booster stations, the wastewater treatment plants, storage tank locations, utility easements, the Clark Street median, and the Police Station.  This contract contains a non-appropriation clause that allows the City to cancel this contract if funds are not available for these services.  Funding is available in the Utilities, Police, and Parks and Recreation Department budgets.

           

27.       Consideration for approval of change order no. 2, a decrease of $26,316.44 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, a decrease of $50,400.00 in liquidated damages, the acceptance of the 60 MGD Intake at the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant and approval of final payment in the amount of $4,197.16 to Reddy Engineers and Contractors, Inc., Houston, Texas.  Final contract amount is $2,565,028.25. Funding is available in the Waterworks Retainage Account.

 

28.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc. (CSS) in the amount of $120,360.00 to administer the City’s Fiscal Year 2002 General Fund Welfare Assistance Program through which rental, utility, burial, transportation, ambulance, and health care assistance is provided to indigent individuals and families residing in the community.  The contract would cover expenditures for the period of October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2002. Up to $108,324.00 of the General Welfare Funds would be designated for the assistance of indigent individuals and families of low income while $12,000.00 (approx. 10%) would be allocated to cover administrative expenses to include:  overhead, wages, and office supplies costs incurred by Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc.

 

29.       Consideration for approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $25,000.00 to the architectural/engineering contract with Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, for Resident Project Representative (RPR) services for the Rehabilitation of Runway 17R/35L.  Funding is available in the New Airport Construction Grant #26 A/E.

           

30.       Consideration for approval of change order no. 1, an increase of $67,446.14 to the construction contract with Price Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Shiloh Drive Widening Project from IH 35 to McPherson Road to provide a safer entrance connection into Manadas Creek and to add an additional 20 working days to the construction contract time.  Funding is available in the Shiloh Widening Project.

 

31.       Consideration for approval of change order no. 2, an increase of $960.00 to the construction contract with Laredo Class One Builders, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Administrative Offices & Scale House of the City of Laredo Solid Waste Division for design revisions to comply with ADA requirements and to add an additional 30 working days to the construction contract time for credit due to rain delays and minor changes requested by the Public Works Department.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund – Buildings. 

 

32.       Consideration to approve an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Laredo and County of Webb-Central Agency for cemetery services. This Interlocal Agreement shall be in effect from October 1, 2001, to September 30, 2004.

 

33.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to ratify and amend a professional services contract with Laboratory Corporation of America to perform clinical laboratory testing services submitted by the City of Laredo Health Department and ratifying the contract amendment by increasing the cumulative amount from $300,000 to $450,000.  Funds to be utilized are from the following state grant budgets:  MCH-Title V, La Familia (COPC), HIV/AIDS/STD Program, TB Binational, Nutricion Familiar Project, Haz-Mat, Epidemiology, and Buena Vida Health Program.

 

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

 

34.  Staff report on Dia del Rio to be held on October 20, 2001.           

           

35.    Presentation by LMI on the status of the contract negotiations with United

Transportation Union Local #1670.

 

36.    Status report on the site tours pertaining to the privatization of the Utilities

Department.

 

37.  Presentation  by Mr. Skip Stitt and Mr. Mike Brink,  Competitive  Government

Strategies regarding the evaluation proposals received to provide utility services.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

38.  2001-RT-004     Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute the Texas Department of Transportation, grant/contract No. 51222F1013, in the amount of $1,000,000 from the State Public Transportation Fund for the 2001-2002 biennium; and providing for grant/contract funds to be deposited in the City of Laredo Transit Fund Accounts.

 

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, September 26, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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