CITY OF LAREDO

AMENDED

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-R-012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JUNE 17, 2002

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 May 7, 2002, May 8, 2002, May 13, 2002, and June 4, 2002.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués


 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

1.                  Appointments by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores to City Council Committees.

 

2.                  Appointments by Council Member Johnny Amaya of:

John Charles - Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee

Carmen Ramirez - Plaza Theatre Renovation Committee

      

3.                  Appointments by Council Member Hector J. Garcia:

Rick Garza – Airport Advisory Committee

Roberto Santos – Board of Adjustment Committee

Carlos D. Garcia – Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee

Aurora Juarez – Library Advisory Committee

Alfredo Espinoza, Jr. – Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Mercurio Martinez, III – Planning and Zoning Commission

Victor Garcia – Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Imelda Navarro – Third Party Funding Advisory Committee

Calixto Sandoval – Transportation and Traffic Advisory Committee

Minita Ramirez – Laredo Commission for Women

Diana Garcia – Laredo Commission for Women

Dr. Cecilia May Moreno – Charter Commission

Erica Garcia-Plaza Theater Renovation Committee

                       

4.                  Appointments by Council Member Gene Belmares:

Beto Trevino – Airport Advisory Committee

Salvador Tellez – Board of Adjustment Committee

Jud Giplin– Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee

Violet Marlowe– Library Advisory Committee

Henry Mejia– Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Orlando Navarro– Planning and Zoning Commission

Raul Perales– Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Dan Ryan– Third Party Funding Advisory Committee

Rolli Ortiz– Transportation and Traffic Advisory Committee

Bibi Flores– Laredo Commission for Women

Lynn Nava– Laredo Commission for Women

Jeff Puig– Charter Commission

Tommie Gutierrez-Plaza Theater Renovation Committee

Michael Yoder – Tree Advisory Committee

Susan Carlson – Historic District and Landmark Board

Jimmy Deliganis – Cemetery Advisory Committe

 

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to Larinco, Ltd. for a mini-storage facility on 3.47 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Jacaman Road and west of Saldaña Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit with conditions.

 

2.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 408, Eastern Division, located at 519 East Saunders Street from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

3.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to East Country Limited for a mini-storage facility on 3.8955 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at the 3500 Block of Del Mar Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit with a condition.

 

4.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 1149, Eastern Division, located at 2020 Chihuahua St., from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

5.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 251, Eastern Division, located at 1802 Cedar Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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 the Conditional Use Permit with conditions.

 

 

6.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8, Block 364, Western Division located at 1819 San Eduardo Avenue 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 with conditions.

 

7.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 budget by appropriating additional revenues in the amount of $8,190.00 for the Tuberculosis Prevention/Control Federal Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2002. 

 

8.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 budget by appropriating additional funds in the amount of $41,836.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002. 

 

9.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas to include Section  30-4 Credit Card Payment Processing Fee to establish a credit card payment-processing fee for the payment of property taxes.  The fee will be based on the amount of payment processed.

 

10.       Public hearing allowing interested persons to comment on the 2002 Consolidated Plan which identifies the projects proposed to be funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development through the 28th Action Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the 2002 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the 2002 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).  The projects are as follows:

 

28th AY Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Administration……………………… $585,298

Housing Rehabilitation Administration….……………………… $219,464

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program…………………………..$300,000

Code Enforcement………………………………………………...$315,819

Graffiti Removal Program……………………………..………….$  29,362

Hamilton Hotel Section 108 Loan Repayment…….………..…..$200,000

Sidewalk Approaches to Schools (Districts I-VIII, except VI)….$598,889

Chacon Creek Acquisition – Phase III (Includes program income   $78,668

of $78,667)

El Eden Recreation Center (design)…………………………..…  $200,000

Santa Rita Park – Phase III…………………………………………$500,000

Zacate Creek – Phases III, IV, V…………………………………   $580,000

South Laredo Park – Phase II………………………………………$300,000

West Laredo Park (acquisition & design)………………………….$400,000

El Cuatro Park – Phase II…………………………………………. $100,000

ADA Improvements (includes program income of $11,833)…… $50,000

 

Home Investment Partnerships Grant

 

HOME Program Administration……………………………………. $150,000

Down Payment Assistance………………………………..………   $825,000

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance…………………………………..$300,000

Community Housing Development Organizations………………  $225,000

 

2002 Emergency Shelter Grant

 

ESG Program Administration……………………………………….    $3,000

Homeless Prevention Program……………………………..………  $45,900

Homeless Shelter Program (Operations)………………………….$104,100

 

11.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 Veteran’s Field Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues in the amount of $18,000.00 from General Fund and appropriating the expenditure line item for the Tecolotes de Los Dos Laredos contract by $18,000.00.  The transfer is for the increases in Immigration and Naturalization fees, American Consulate fees, and Mexican Consulate fees pertinent to bridge crossings.

 

12.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $5,204.00 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force and amend the current number of grant funded Full-Time Equivalent positions from 11 to 11.5 with the addition of .5 for a Custodian.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be designating $998,115.00, and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $334,778.00 in matching funds for a total amount of $1,332,893.00.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003; and accepting the grant in the same amount.

 

13.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant awarded from the United States Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services in the amount of $3,000,000.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s FY2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $5,308,520.00 to fund the COPS program.  The United States Department of Justice will be designating $3,000,000.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $2,308,520.00 in matching funds for a total of $5,308,520.00 for a three year funding period of the “Universal Hiring” program beginning March 1, 2002 through February 28, 2005.

14.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant awarded by the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor for the amount of $51,652.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $299.00 to fund the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division is contributing $51,652.00 with the City of Laredo designating $5,739.00 in matching funds.  This funding will be used to pay for the salaries and fringe benefits of an Administrative Assistant II position and to purchase the necessary equipment to expand information within its current intelligence database for its juvenile program.  Grant period is from August 1, 2002 through July 31, 2003.

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

15.       A.        Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.      Discussion concerning the complaints regarding the new trash can system, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion concerning the grass growing in the streets and standing water, with possible action.

 

B.        Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

1.      Discussion with possible action on the maintenance of Casa Verde Road.  Request to do road work, grading, leveling, and a coat of emulsion, and to initiate plans for paving the road.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on developing a plan to deal with the water table problem at Calton Road and McPherson and the surrounding area.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member John C. Galo)

 

3.      Status report regarding traffic lights studied and scheduled for installation; and discussion on the criteria established by Council for the study, installation, and prioritizing of such lights, with possible action.

 

C.        Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the creation of a Resolution for an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Laredo and the Texas Department of Transportation for the conveyance of two radar speed units.

   

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

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the implementation and expansion of a neighborhood watch program in District VII.

 

E.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding improving the Civic Center pool and discussion on the number of people allowed into the pool area.

2.      Status report on the removal of debris from the old bridge.

3.      Status report on the property north of the railroad tracks on Juarez, Lincoln, Convent and Flores.

4.      Status report on the reconstruction of Santa Maria.

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

16.       Closing as public easements those sections of:  Mendiola Avenue between Palo Blanco and Bayard Street, excluding the intersections; and Thurman Street between Tapeyste and Mendiola Avenues all situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and providing for an effective date.

 

17.       Closing as public easement that section of Urbahn Avenue between Palo Blanco and Thurman Streets situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

18.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only” at its market value of  $7,494.00.00, for certain property described as a 4,654.82 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out of the south 83.78’ of McDonnell Avenue between Ryan and Taylor Streets to Manuel Patiño, Jr. and wife Margarita G. Patiño said tract of land situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being described on Exhibit “A”; and providing for an effective date.

 

19.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Aura Inc., d/b/a The Education Center for approximately 4,308 square feet constituting Building No. 1169 located at 4407 Foster Avenue located at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for six (6) months commencing July 1, 2002 and ending on December 31, 2002.  Monthly rent shall be $2,100.00; providing for an effective date.

 

20.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Dairy Process, Inc. for approximately 2,600 square feet constituting Building 1006 located at 4608 Daugherty Avenue.  Lease term is for ten (10) years commencing on July 1, 2002 and ending on June 30, 2012 and may be extended for two (2) terms of five (5) years each ending on June 30, 2017 and June 30, 2022.  However, Lessee may terminate lease upon giving a 60-day written notice to Lessor.  Monthly rent shall be $650.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by Fair Market Value appraisal on the tenth (10th) anniversary; providing for an effective date.

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

21.      2002-O-119   Amending the City of Laredo’s annual budget by increasing revenue and expenditure appropriations in the amount of $751,944.00 for the lease purchase of 30 police sedans for the Laredo Police Department.  Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

2002-O-120   Accepting a grant by the Texas Book Festival in the amount of $2,500.00 and amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $2,500.00; providing effective date.

 

2002-O-121   Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002 annual budget in the amount of $5,000.00 for a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ General Preservation Assessment Grant Program; providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-122   Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Improvement Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues of $75,100.00 in the form of transfers in from General Fund for $16,800.00 and Contractual Obligations for $58,300.00 and appropriating expenditures in the amount of $75,100.00 for the Eastwood Park Project.

 

2002-O-123   Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an oil and gas lease between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Pogo Producing Company, as Lessee, upon approximately 3.7 acres of City-owned land within a 40-acre drilling unit and including the following boundaries:  the Eastern boundary of Columbia Street to the West; 50 feet North of the North boundary of Columbia Street to the North; the South boundary of Pecos Street to the South; and the original Laredo City Limits to the East, as reflected on the plat attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, for a primary term of 3 years, and so long thereafter oil, gas and other minerals are produced from said land or lands with which said land is pooled thereunder.  In exchange for this lease, Lessee shall pay to Lessor a 25% royalty payment on all oil and gas produced from said land, and in addition, Lessee shall tender to Lessor a signing bonus in the amount of $1,000.00 upon execution of the lease.   

 

2002-O-124   Authorizing the City Manager to cancel the 1978 parking lot lease which was previously amended in July 2000, between Riverdrive Mall, Inc., and the City of Laredo now declaring the necessity to re-acquire the remaining two tracts of land of the lease, described as Block “X” and Block “Y” situated in the Western Division, Laredo, Webb County, Texas for a public purpose and public use in order to provide and enhance additional downtown local, tourist and visitor parking and shopping opportunities.

 

2002-O-125   Granting Reliant Energy Entex, a division of Reliant Energy Resources Corp., and its successors, the right, privilege and franchise to construct, lay, maintain and operate pipelines and gas mains in, under, over, across and along, and to use present and future streets, alleys, public thoroughfares and grounds of the City of Laredo, for the purpose of transporting, distributing and selling gas (natural, artificial or mixed) for all purposes for which gas is or may be used to the municipality and inhabitants of said City of Laredo, Texas, and to any other person or persons, for a term of twenty years; providing for the manner of acceptance of this franchise by Entex; providing for payment by Entex to City for the rights and privileges granted by this franchise; and making miscellaneous provisions in connection therewith. [Third and Final Reading]

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

22.  2002-R-047        Authorizing and approving a Tax Abatement Agreement between the City of Laredo and Lack’s Valley Stores, Limited, a.k.a. Laredo Lack’s, Limited, in accordance with Ordinance 98-O-141 for 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 for 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. 

 

 

 

 

23.  2002-R-050        Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land for the Chacon Creek Improvements Project.  Said parcel being Block 10, Villa Del Sol Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owner for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcel if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate the listed owner. 

 

24.  2002-R-051        Confirming the Mayor’s appointments and reappointments to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee.

 

25.  2002-O-052       Recalling the City’s Director on the Webb County Appraisal District Board of Directors and casting all 1,058 City of Laredo votes for Council Member John C. Galo as the City’s Director on the Webb County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

 

26.  2002-R-053        Accepting the donation of two (2) portable radar speed units from the Texas Department of Transportation that were acquired through a traffic safety grant for use in monitoring speed within school zones subject to the conditions of the original traffic safety grant.

 

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

27.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute an extension agreement to the Maintenance Service Contract between the City of Laredo and Transcore for the maintenance of the Bridge System Toll equipment.  Maintenance agreement extension will be through the end of fiscal year 2001-2002 and not to exceed $40,000.00.

 

28.       Adopting a schedule of hearings and proceedings for voluntary and unilateral annexations for calendar year 2002, in accordance with Section 43.052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       Authorizing the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for the ADA Paratransit Plan Update for Laredo, Texas.  The consultant recommended for selection is A & R Consulting.  The Metropolitan Planning Organization has budgeted $50,000.00 for this project using federal planning grant (PL112) funds. 

 

30.       Authorizing the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for the Bus Rapid Transit Plan for Laredo, Texas.  The consultant for selection is Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.  The Metropolitan Planning Organization has budgeted $89,214.00 for this project using federal planning grant (PL112) funds. 

 

31.       Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Armando Hinojosa, Artist/Sculptor, Laredo, Texas, for the Veteran’s Monument Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Veteran’s Monument Project.

 

32.       Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder, Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Eastwoods Park Project in the negotiated bid amount of $162,869.50.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvements Fund-Eastwoods Park.

 

33.       Consideration to award the following annual contract for repair parts for lawn maintenance equipment:  Turf & Irrigation Hardware, Corpus Christi, Texas, in the estimated amount of $10,000.00, Luber-Brothers, Inc. Bethany, Oklahoma, in the estimated amount of $10,000.00 and Jones Equipment & Turf, Inc., Forth Worth, Texas, in the estimated amount of $10,000.00.  All parts will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

34.       Consideration to award contract number FY 02-108 to the low bidders meeting specifications for the purchase of safety footwear for City maintenance personnel.  Contract pricing has been secured for boot styles approved for City maintenance personnel.  Each department will have the option to choose the type of boot best suited for the work environment and budget allocation.  All safety footwear is purchased on an as needed basis from the respective departmental budgets.  Contracts are recommended for the following vendors.         

Iron Age, San Antonio, Texas                                              $15,075.00

Gateway Uniform Service, Laredo, Texas             $12,395.00

Mission Western, Mission, Texas                                       $12,151.25

Skaggs, San Antonio, Texas                                               $10,380.00

Mike’s Western Wear, Laredo, Texas                                $  1,260.00

Army & Navy Store (Casa Raul), Laredo, Texas   $     862.50

 

35.       Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of May 2002, represents an increase in levy of $31,676.88.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and court orders.

 

36.       Refund of property tax to the following taxpayers and companies:

a.         A refund in the amount of $576.76 payable to Kenneth A. & Cristina L. Valls due to a double payment made by the taxpayer and the mortgage company.

b.         A refund in the amount of $2,439.75 payable to Armando E. & Carolyn Lopez due to a triple over payment for the past three years by the taxpayer and the mortgage company.

c.         A refund in the amount of $614.51 payable to Carmen Isis Estimbo due to a double payment made by the mortgage company and by a title company.

d.         A refund in the amount of $955.94 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over- payment made by the owner and the Mortgage Bank.

e.         A refund in the amount of $532.15 payable to Victor Flores, Jr. due to a double payment made by the owner and the mortgage company.

f.          A refund in the amount of $569.79 payable to Roberto & Sylvia V. Castaneda due to a double payment made by the mortgage company and the owner.

g.         A refund in the amount of $514.80 payable to Jose Luis & Julia Martinez due to a double payment made by the mortgage company and a title company.

h.         A refund in the amount of $918.37 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Services, LLC., Attention: Financial Support Unit I, due to a double payment made by the title company and the bank.

i.          A refund in the amount of $1,091.33 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Services, LLC., Attention: Financial Support Unit I, due to a double payment made by the mortgage company and the owner.

I.          A refund in the amount of $1,086.55 payable to Countrywide Home Loans Attn: Tax Dept. VS.-24, due to an over payment by the homeowner and the mortgage company.

k.         A refund in the amount of $1,075.77 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Services, due to an overpayment by the Title Company and the Mortgage Bank.

l.          A refund in the amount of $2,196.73 payable to Chase c/o TRETS due to a double payment by the Mortgage Bank and the owner.

m.        A refund in the amount of $765.12 payable to Chase c/o TRETS due to a double payment by the Mortgage company.

n.         A refund in the amount of $950.76 payable to Chase c/o TRETS due to a double payment by the mortgage company.

o.         A refund in the amount of $1,058.25 payable to Homeside Lending c/o TRETS, due to an over payment by the Mortgage Company and the owner.

p.         A refund in the amount of $3,065.06 payable to Hugh M. & Maria T. Ferrell due to a double payment by the home owner and mortgage company for three years in a row.

q.         A refund in the amount of $574.06 payable to Bekalar, Inc. due to a double over payment by the Mortgage Company and the owner.

r.          A refund in the amount of $1,005.69 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Services due to a double over payment by the Title company and the mortgage company.

s.         A refund in the amount of $6,458.26 payable to Laredo Ready Mix due to a Webb County Appraisal District Review Board.  C.E. 25.25 out of city limits.  Clerical Error 25.25 as per Supp. 11, Cause #2001-4991.

t.          A refund in the amount of $11,171.66 payable to Laredo Sand & Gravel due to a Webb County Appraisal Review Board, C. E. 25.25. B (out of city limits) Supp. 11, Cause #2001-4995.  Clerical Error 25.25 (out of city limits).

u.         A refund in the amount of $967.54 payable to Jamro LTD due to a change of value certified by the Webb County Appraisal District. Double Assessed Property.  Supp. 11, Cause #2001-5071, 2000 tax year.

v.         A refund in the amount of $972.67 payable to Jamro LTD due to a change of value certified by the Webb County Appraisal District. Double Assessed Property.  Supp. 11, Cause #2001-5072, 2001 tax year.

w.        A refund in the amount of $599.70 payable to Guaranty Residential c/o Transamerica due to a double over-payment by the Title Company and the Mortgage Bank.

x.         A refund in the amount of $1,620.49 payable to Young Ok Pang due to a double payment by the home owner and the Mortgage Company.

y.         A refund in the amount of $752.69 payable to Rosalinda De Leon due to a payment in error. Ms. De Leon paid thinking the owner was her sister; however, the owner has changed.

 

37.       Authorizing the City Manager to amend he contract with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in an amount not to exceed $118,000.00 for compensation for hours of services rendered in connection with contract negotiations pertaining to the privatization of water and wastewater operations from January 1, 2002 through May 13, 2002.

 

 

 

 

38.       Consideration to authorize the purchase of a replacement pothole patcher truck, through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) – Cooperative Program, in the total amount of $92,479.00.  This truck will be assigned to the Public Works Department Street Maintenance Division.  Delivery is expected within ninety to one-hundred days.  Funding is available from the 2002-A PPFCO Contractual Obligation bond proceeds.

                       

39.       Consideration for approval of change order no. 2 an increase of $32,013.60 to the construction contract with MTZ Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Del Mar Widening from Fenwick Drive to McPherson Road for the widening of Lindenwood North of Del Mar Blvd. to provide for a dedication turning lane and alleviate congestion at the intersection.  It also includes concrete driveways, curb, gutter, and handicap ramps.  Funding is available in the 1998 CO Issue Del Mar Widening Fenwick to McPherson. 

 

40.       Ratifying the execution of a rental agreement between the City of Laredo and the City of Rio Bravo for the use of a sanitation truck by the City of Rio Bravo. 

 

41.       Consideration to award contract to the lowest bidders, Traffic Parts, Spring, Texas in the amount of $35,960.82 for the purchase of traffic signal assemblies and to Consolidated Traffic Controls, Arlington, Texas in the amount of $52,185.00 for the purchase of Light Emitting Diodes  (LED’s) for the traffic signal assemblies. 

 

42.       Authorizing the City Manager to grant a public fireworks display at the Laredo Country Club on July 4, 2002 at 9:15 p.m. for Atlas Enterprises, Incorporated.  

 

43.       Consideration for approval to award a Resident Project Representative (Inspection Services) contract in the amount not to exceed $50,050.00 to Howland Engineering & Surveying Company, Laredo, Texas, for the Resident Project Representative (Inspection Services) for the Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal and Related Airside/Landside Improvements Phase “E” – Taxiway “J”.

 

44.       Consideration to reschedule the regular City Council meeting of Monday, July 15, 2002 to Tuesday July 16, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIII.     EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, if such is requested by the City Attorney or other legal counsel for the City, pursuant to his or her duty under Section 551.071(2) of the Government Code, to consult privately with his or her client on an item on the agenda, or on a matter arising out of such item.

 

XIV.     RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD   

 

45.       Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute the additional public transportation service contract between Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), the City of Laredo, and Laredo Metro, Incorporated.  TAMIU agrees to subsidize the operating costs for additional bus service at a rate of $48.95 per hour as described below.

 

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 Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary