CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2001-R-32

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

DECEMBER 17, 2001

5:30 P.M.

 

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services are requested to contact Gustavo Guevara, City Secretary at (956) 791-7308 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  The accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces are located at City Hall, 1100 Victoria Ave.

 

Out of Consideration for all attendees of the City Council meetings, please turn off all cellular phones and pagers, or place on inaudible signal.  Thank you for your consideration.

 

 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

II.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.        ROLL CALL

 

IV.       MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of October 22, 2001 and November 13, 2001.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.         Recognition of the Health Department’s Vital Records Registration Staff for being awarded the 2002 5-Star Local Registrar Vital Registration and Excellence Award from the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.  Out of 540 offices in Texas, only seven were awarded the 5 Star Award for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Communiqués


 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.        Appointment by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores of Manuel Guerra to the Historic District/Landmark Board.

 

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

           

1.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the Capital Improvements Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $80,000.00, donated by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust and Killam Oil Co., Ltd, in order to fund the installation and activation of a traffic signal at Loop 20 and Spur 400, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

2.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant and amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $111,336.00 from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for the Children’s Health Insurance Outreach Project of the City of Laredo Health Department (CHIP) for the period beginning February 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003.

 

3.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 1800, Eastern Division, located at 2920 Musser St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

4.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-306 authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for mini-storage warehouses on Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 Block 431, Eastern Division, located at 202 W. Saunders St; such that the permit includes a revised site plan; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit amendment.

 

5.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit and Drilling Permit to Ocean Energy, Inc. for well re-entry and repairs which do not involve deepening or conversion on Lots 119 through 127, Block 4, Colonia Los Angeles Subdivision, Unit III, located at the 4500 block of La Joya Lane, known as L.A. Wright-Moon “A” #4 Well; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

6.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to Libcon, Inc. for an above ground fuel storage tank on Lot 5, Block 10, Interamerica Distribution Park, Phase 5, located at 8016 Killam Industrial Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

7.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 296, Eastern Division, located at 2219 McDonnell Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a used car lot.

 

8.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2 and the South 1/3 or 23.14 feet of Lot 4, Block 1056, Western Division, located at 4201 Flores Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a supermarket.

 

VIII.   GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

9.         A.        Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

1.      Status report on operation clean-up for District IV, with possible action.

2.      Status report on junked vehicles in District IV, with possible action.

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

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding street light improvements throughout District VII.

C.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding safety around schools, in particular L.J. Christen Middle School and Martin High School.

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the cleaning of Vidaurri Street South of Lincoln.

3.      Discussion with possible action regarding the paving of the 100 Block of San Jorge.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

10.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey title to the State of Texas, for the “Surface Only” of two parcels of land acquired in fee simple title, as right-of-way for the Milo Interchange Project, as per Texas Transportation Commission Minute Order No. 107439 and Resolution No. 2001-R-077, as approved by the Laredo City Council; said land parcels being delineated on attached Exhibits “A” & “B”, and providing for an effective date.

 

11.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P., d/b/a Verizon Wireless for space at the Airport Water Tower located at 4903 Maher, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement for the installation and operation of certain antennae facilities for use with its communications business and a parcel of land within the owned premises for the location of an equipment building and related facilities associated with the antennae facilities.  Term of the lease is ten (10) years commencing January 7, 2002 and ending January 6, 2012 with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

12.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P. d/b/a Verizon Wireless for ground space at the Milmo Booster Station located at the corner of San Luis and Milmo, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 150 ft. high self-supporting tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing January 7, 2002 and ending January 6, 2007 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

13.  2001-O-283       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.

 

     2001-O-284        Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo 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.

 

     2001-O-285       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.

 

 2001-O-286       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). 

 

    2001-O-287       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-3 (Community Business District).  (As amended)

 

    2001-O-288        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).  

 

      2001-O-289        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). 

 

      2001-O-290        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). 

 

2001-O-291      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-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  (As amended)

 

  2001-O-292      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). 

 

   2001-O-293     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.

 

2001-O-294    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 AG (Agricultural District). (As amended)

 

         2001-O-295      Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey title to the State of Texas for the “Surface Only” of two corner clips acquired in fee simple, as right-of-way for 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.

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

14.   2001-R-141       Authorizing and approving a Tax Abatement Agreement between the City of Laredo and Doctors Hospital of Laredo in accordance with Ordinance 98-O-141 for the Tax Abatement and Reinvestment Zones.  This agreement will be for a five (5) year period to abate taxes on new improvements for the purpose of economic growth and development of the City, and for the creation of jobs.  The amount of taxes abated depends on the number of jobs created and the amount of the investment.  The guidelines and criteria for the agreement are set forth in the attached agreement and attachments.

 

15.   2001-R-142       Accepting the assignment of 6.8 acre-feet of municipal water rights in payment of water availability charges in connection with the platting of University Park, Phase III and 18.2 acre-feet of municipal water rights in payment of water availability charges in connection with the platting of Woodland, Phase II, from the balance of 25 acre-feet deeded to the City of Laredo by North House Properties, Inc.

 

16.   2001-R-143       Supporting and participating in TeleCommUnity, an emerging alliance of cities and counties attempting to refocus attention in Washington, D.C. on the principles of federalism and comity for local government interests in telecommunications.

 

17.  2001-R-146        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an Interlocal Governmental Agreement pursuant to the Vernon’s Texas Government Code, Chapter 791, between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb, in which Webb County’s law enforcement agency, namely the Webb County Sheriff’s Department and the City’s law enforcement agency, namely the Laredo Police Department, require the formation of a mutual aid law enforcement task force to mutually assist each other in the areas of traffic control, crowd control, and general law enforcement both within and beyond the city limits during the “Menudo Bowl” scheduled for January 26, 2002 and the various Washington’s Birthday Celebration festivities scheduled for February 9, 2002 to February 24, 2002.

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

          18.        Authorizing the City Manager to execute contract renewals for Legislative Consultant Services to represent the City in legislative matters affecting the City of Laredo, both in Austin, Texas and Washington, D. C.  The contracts are as follows:

1.      Martinez & Associates – January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 in the amount of $48,000.00 plus up to $5,000.00 for out of pocket expenses with an option to renew for an additional 9 months at $5,000.00 per month plus out of pocket expenses up to $3,500.00.

2.      Baker Botts, L.L.P. – January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 in the amount of  $48,000.00 plus up to $5,000.00 for out of pocket expenses and $58,500.00 for the period of January 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003 plus out of pocket expenses up to $3,500.00.

3.      McWilliams & Associates – October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 in the amount of $42,000.00.

4.      Government Relations, Inc. – November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2002  in the amount of $78,000.00.

Funding for these contracts is available in the General Fund.  The second year funding would be contingent upon approval of the 2002-2003 Budget.

 

19.       Consideration to reschedule the City Council meetings of January and February, 2002 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day holidays, respectively.

           

20.       Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Judith Zaffirini, PhD d/b/a Zaffirini Communications in the amount of $10,000.00 to conduct Customer Service Workshops and follow-up consulting of prepared materials.

 

21.       Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an extension of two contracts between the City of Laredo and the law firm of Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P. for Franchise Rail Operations in an amount not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) and Water Supply/CCN in an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00).

 

22.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-032 to the Sole Bidder, Denco One Hour Photo, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $25,000.00 for the purchase of photographic film and $25,000.00 for film processing.  A base price has been established for a twelve-month period for the purchase of 35mm and Polaroid film and photo development services for all City departments.  The majority of the film will be purchased by the Police Department.  Funding is available in the Police, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Services and Building Services Departments’ budgets.

 

23.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-005, to the Low Bidder, meeting specifications, Consolidated Traffic Controls, Inc., Arlington, Texas, in the amount of $29,940.00, for the purchase of pager programmable time switches for the Traffic Safety Department.  This equipment allows for total control of school zone flashers by communicating from a remote computer via an ordinary pager service.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund-Traffic Department Projects.

           

24.       Consideration to award an annual supply contract number FY 02-030 to the Low Bidders, Hersey Meters Inc., Cleveland, N.C., in the estimated amount of $105,027.95, and U.S. Filter Distribution Group, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $4,990.68, for the purchase of water meters for the Utilities Department.  The bid pricing will be fixed for a one-year period and will allow the department to purchase meters on an as needed basis.  Funds for the purchase of these meters are available in the Utilities Department budget.

 

25.       Consideration to award annual service contract number FY 02-038 to the Sole Bidder, Mo-Vac Service Co., McAllen, Texas, in the estimated amount of $155,000.00 for furnishing vacuum truck services to transport domestic sewage, sewage sludge, and/or sludge for the Utilities Department.  This service supplements the Department’s equipment capabilities and helps control sewage overflows during emergencies.  The frequency and number of hours vary depending on the City’s need.  The bid price is based on a flat hourly rate of $63.00.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department-Wastewater/Water Division.

 

26.       Consideration to award the following annual contracts for repair parts and service for the vehicle fleet and medium and heavy duty trucks:  North Park Lincoln, San Antonio, Texas (FY 02-007) in the estimated amount of $60,000.00; Powell Watson Motors, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-007) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00; Fleet Pride, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-017) in the estimated amount of $30,000.00; and Freightliner of Laredo, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-017) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00.  All parts will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

27.       Consideration to award the following annual contracts for repair parts and service for heavy equipment fleet, sweepers and lawn maintenance equipment:  Holt, Co. of Texas, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-008) in the estimated amount of $100,000.00; RDO Equipment Co., Laredo, Texas (FY 02-008) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00; Kinlock Equipment and Supply Inc., Pasadena, Texas, (FY 02-018) in the estimated amount of $65,000.00; and AMC Industries, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FY 02-009) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00.  All parts will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

28.       Consideration for approval of the selection of a consultant for the development of the Inner City Park Project to be located on Locust and Plum Streets between Barcelona Avenue and McDonnel Avenue and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Community Development 27th Action Year Inner City Park.

 

29.       Consideration to award a professional services contract to Flores Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the CDBG Sidewalks Project No. 20 (43 Blocks).  Funding is available in the Community Development 27th Action Year Sidewalks.

 

30.       Consideration to award annual contracts (FY 02-019) to the Low Bidders, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield, MI, in the base amount of 41,984.40; Fleetpride, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $17,317.82; Laredo Wholesale, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $15,184.35; A & A Automotive Supplies, San Antonio, Texas, in the base amount of $4,773.70; and Napa Auto Parts, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $4,281.10, for the purchase of general repair parts.  These replacement parts will be purchased on an as needed basis for all City fleet vehicles.  The contract items include: oil/fuel filters, front end parts, hoses, clamps, belts, lamps/bulbs, service lubricants, and brakes.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

31.       Consideration to award a construction contract to the Sole Bidder, Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the City Park at E. San Francisco Ave. – Eistetter St. for a negotiated bid amount of $545,067.70.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Year San Francisco/Eistetter St. and Street Improvements.

 

32.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-042A to the Low Bidder, Structural & Steel Products, Ft. Worth, Texas, in the amount of $85,784.00, for the purchase of traffic signal mast arms with poles.  These will be installed at the following intersections:  Del Mar/Country Club; U.S. 83/Cielito Liendo Blvd.; Loop 20/Wal-Mart Driveway; Jacaman Rd/Loop 20; Jacaman Rd/McPherson Ave.; and Jacaman Rd./Sinatra Parkway.  Delivery is expected within one hundred and twenty days.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund, 1998 Contractual Obligation Fund, and the Arena Project budget.

 

33.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-035 to the Low Bidder, H & H Industries, Inc., Elmwood, IL, in the amount of $35,500.00 for the purchase of incandescent traffic signal lamps.  These are replacement lamps for all traffic signal devices.  Funding is available in the Traffic Safety budget.

 

34.       Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of November 2001, represents a decrease in levy of $49,768.34.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and court orders.

 

35.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-036 to the Low Bidder, Gel Core, Valley View, OH, in the amount of $148,700.00 for the purchase of light emitting diode L.E.D. modules.  These are L.E.D. modules that will replace the red and green traffic signal lamps on traffic signal devices promoting energy and maintenance savings.  The L.E.D. lamps are 92% more efficient than the 135W incandescent bulbs currently used.  The Traffic Safety Department plan is to replace the existing 135W incandescent traffic signal bulb in the multi-section traffic signal head assemblies with a 12W L.E.D. bulb assembly.  In addition, the L.E.D. replacements will save in maintenance costs since they are guaranteed for five (5) years performance when compared to the one-year life span of the incandescent bulbs.  Funding is available in the Traffic Safety budget.

 

36.       Authorizing the City Manager to exercise the renewal option of two years for Contract Number FY 00-0063 to the Sole Bidder, Capps Rent a Car Inc., Dallas, Texas, for the rental of vehicles for the Police Department’s Financial, Narcotics, Auto Theft, and FBI Task Forces.  Vehicles are rented on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Police Department grant budgets.

 

37.       Consideration to extend the existing Impact Fees Advisory Committee to August 7, 2002.

 

38.       Consideration to award a construction contract to the Low Bidder Modern Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $2,938,500.00 for the New Laredo Municipal Court Building Project to be located at Thomas Avenue and Leal Street and South of the Laredo Police Station.  Funding is available in the 2000A CO Issue- Municipal Court.

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORT

           

39.       Status report regarding the notice to terminate the contract between the City of Laredo and Laredo Metro Inc., with possible action.

 

40.       Submittal of the Annual Tax Collection Report by the City Tax Assessor as  required by Chapter 31.10 of the Texas Property Tax Code.

 

41.       Request for City Council to approve opening of Landfill on the 1st Sunday of every month, instead of the 4th Sunday of every month.

           

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.

 

42.       Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 (1) (A) to consult with City Attorney regarding pending litigation, Michael R. Adelman, and Dynamic, L.L.C. v. City of Laredo, a Municipal Corporation, Cause No. L-01-156, in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas, and return to open session for possible action.

           

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

           

43.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-037 to the Low Bidder Martinez Refrigeration, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $30,918.00 for the purchase of forty (40), three-ton air condition units.  These are replacement units for the Jose Flores Apartment complex.  Funding is available in the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation budget.

 

XVI.     RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

44.       Consideration to award contracts (FY 02-004) to the listed vendors for providing bus and van fleet parts.  Approximately 900 different items purchased for non-warranty repairs were identified and bids were solicited for awarding an annual contract.

 

45.       Status report from the El Metro General Manager on the grant applications, funding, expiration of grants and balance of grant funds and expenditures. 

 

XVII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 5:00 p.m.

 

                                   

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary