CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-31

PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

DECEMBER 3, 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

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

 


VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

1.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by creating five new full-time teller positions and one new full-time supervisor position to operate the City of Laredo Riverfront Parking Lot Facility at the cost of $147,228.00 and amending the Parking Meters budget to include the revenue projected from parking lot fees of $300,000.00 and providing for effective date and publication.

           

2.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $1,750,000.00 to fund a program under U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS).  The U.S. Department of Justice will be designating $1,750,000.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $516,950.00 in matching funds within the three year life of the grant.  Funding will be used to hire 14 additional School Resource Officers (SRO).  The funding period for this grant will be from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2004.

 

3.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $3,865.00 for grant year 2001 and $78,129.00 for grant year 2000 for a total of $81,994.00 to fund the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Public Corruption Task Force at no cost to the City.  Funding will be used to pay personnel salaries, overtime, travel and operating expenses from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

4.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 10.00 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 36, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the UISD Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1 (Single-Family Residential District). 

 

5.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 0.34 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 28, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Mejia Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-4 (Highway Commercial District). 


 

6.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 13.67 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 30, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Heirloom Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  

 

7.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 66.126 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 30, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Fesco Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

8.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 0.96 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 10, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Flores Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

9.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 228.6075 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 31, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Tex-Mex Railway Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing District). 

 

10.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 642.55 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porciones 27 and 28, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Lake/ Life Downs Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of AG (Agricultural District). 

 

11.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 36.2584 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porciones 31 and 32, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Larga Vista Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-1 (Limited Commercial District) for Lots 1, 2 and 37 of Block 1 and Lots 1 and 2 of Block 4 of Larga Vista Subdivision, and R-3 (Mixed Residential District) for the remainder of the tract.

 

12.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 137.8539 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Webb County school survey no. 1462, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Colombia Bridge Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

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

1.  Status report on Council directive to overlay the 2200, 2300, and 2400 blocks of O’Kane.

2. Status report on the street lighting on Jacaman Street and McPherson Avenue.

3.  Status report on the City of Laredo’s secondary water source with possible action.

 

              

            (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

14.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey title to the State of Texas, to the “Surface Only” of two corner clips acquired in fee simple, as right-of-way for the Bob Bullock Loop also known as Loop 20, as per Resolution No. 2001-R-101, as approved by City Council.  Said corner clips being delineated in attached Exhibit “A”, and providing for an effective date.

 

 

X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

15.     2001-O-279    Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance a Conditional Use Permit for a   portrait studio on Lots 4, 5, and the East ½ of Lot 3, Block 1268, Eastern Division, located at 2219 Clark Blvd; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

           

2001-O-280   Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 12.8447 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Avenida Los Presidentes and east of United South High School, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2001-O-281   Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 1456, Eastern Division, located at 2505 Thurman St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2001-O-282   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., d/b/a “US Cellular”, for a 30’ x 30’ ground space at the Scott Street Park located at 302 Scott Street, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 70 ft. high self supporting tower and related equipment building for use with its communication business. Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing December 3, 2001 and ending December 2, 2006 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rate rent shall be $8,400.00 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.

 

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

16.  2001-R-138        Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land from San Isidro Southwest Ltd., for the construction of a public park.  Said parcel of land being Lot 2, Block 1, San Isidro Divine Mercy Church Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

17.  2001-R-139        Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 9.0117 acre tract of land, or less, from Capital P, Ltd., for the construction of a public park.  Said tract of land being situated in Porcion No. 28, Abstract No. 241, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

18.  2001-R-140        Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division. The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be funding 90% of the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant and the City of Laredo will be designating 10% in matching funds.  Funding will be used to pay for the salaries of an Administrative Assistant II position and to purchase the necessary equipment to establish a database for the juvenile program. 

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

19.       Consideration to award a three-year lease purchase contract (FY 02-032) to the Low Bidder, Philpott Motors, Port Neches, Texas, in the total amount of $751,943.90, for the acquisition of thirty (30) replacement police sedans; and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all lease purchase documents.  Financing will be secured through Ford Municipal Lease Corporation.  The City is requesting that these vehicles be delivered fully equipped with light bars, sirens, decals, and other accessories normally installed by the Fleet Maintenance Division.  Only the radios will be installed after the vehicles have been delivered to the City.  This will expedite the process to activate units for patrol duty.  The lease purchase payments have been allocated in the Police Trust Fund.

           

20.       Consideration to award contract FY 02-029 to Outdoor Systems Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, N.L. for outdoor billboard advertising in Mexico, in the amount of $71,667.84 and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all contract documents.  The term of the contract will be for one year with an option to renew for two additional one-year terms.  Billboards are contracted for the following cities:  Monterrey (4), Guadalajara (2), Monclova (1), Torreon (1), San Luis Potosi (1), and Saltillo (2).  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau Billboard advertising account.

           

21.       Consideration to approve one (1) monthly Third Party Funding contract.  The contract is for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 for the Laredo Webb County Child Welfare Board in the amount of $4,500.

 

22.       Consideration to authorize the City Manager to donate and/or sell surplus equipment to our Sister City of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

 

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORT

 

23.       Presentation by Fire Chief Luis Sosa, Jr. regarding the possibility of creating a Fourth (4th) Fire District for the Laredo Fire Department.

 

 

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.   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, November 28, 2001 at 5:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

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