CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-R-016

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 19, 2002

5:30 P.M.

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

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 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

II.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.        ROLL CALL

 

IV.       MINUTES

Approval of the minutes of July 15, 2002, July 29, 2002, August 8, 2002 and August 12, 2002.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Communiqués

a.      Proclamation recognizing the affiliation between the City of Laredo, Texas and Zixing, Hunan Providence, People’s Republic of China, as sister cities.

 

Invitation

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of Connie de los Reyes for placing 1st runner up and Jeff Michael Banda for placing third runner-up at the GI Forum’s 54th National Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

b.      Recognition of Romeo R. Macias for being selected one of the top 10 Hispanic Scholars in the country.

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Land Development Code to provide for permitted use in M-1 and M-2 Zones for sexually oriented businesses subject to the conditions specified in sections 24.65.15 and 24.65.16; to amend the Section 24.63.2 in order to delete references on pages IV-14, IV-15, and IV-28 to any kind of sexually oriented businesses; to amend Section 24.62.5 by deleting reference to sexually oriented businesses; to delete Section 24.93.1(b) which mentioned sexually oriented businesses; to delete Section 24.93.7 pertaining to special subsections 34.93.71 to 24.93.28 inclusive , dealing with licensing and regulation of sexually oriented businesses; providing for publication; and providing for effective date.

 

2.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance adding Chapter 18A to the Code of Ordinances to provide for the regulation and licensing of sexually oriented businesses; to provide for definitions; to provide for classification of said businesses; to provide for an annual licensing fee; to provide for Police Chief as the enforcement authority in granting, refusing, suspending or revoking licenses; to provide for appeal to the City Manager from adverse decision of the enforcement officer; to provide penalties for violation; providing for publication and effective date.

 

3.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $92,866.00 for the Laredo Multi Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of September 3, 2002 through May 31, 2003.

 

4.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 9 and the west ½ of Lot 8, Block 1262, Eastern Division, located at 2218 Lyon Street, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

5.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 4, Block 179, Eastern Division, located at 3518 and 3520 McDonnell Avenue from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

6.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the R-3 (Mixed Residential District) designated portion of Lot 6, Kahn Subdivision, located at 9505 Mines Road, 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 approval of the proposed zone change.

 

7.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by amending Ordinance 95-O-014 and authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to R.C. Kahn Enterprises, Ltd. to revise the site plan of the existing manufactured housing park on Lot 6, Kahn Subdivision, located at 9505 Mines Road; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

8.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, San Isidro Monarch Subdivision, Unit 1, located at 2445 Monarch Drive, from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Mutli-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

9.                  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 Vaquillas Windsor, Ltd. for town homes on Lot 1, Block 1, San Isidro Monarch Subdivision, Unit 1, located at 2445 Monarch Drive; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

10.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning all of Block 687, Western Division, located at the 2300 block of Bruni Street, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

11.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1215, Eastern Division, located at 2101 Chihuahua Street, 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 denial of the proposed zone change.

 

12.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the east 13.89 feet of Lot 1, Lots 2 and 3, and the west 13.89 feet of Lot 4, Block 524, Eastern Division, located at 903 and 917 East Taylor Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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.

 

13.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the north 50 feet of the north ½ of Lot 12, Block 307, Eastern Division, located at 2407 Cedar Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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.

 

14.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with the Texas Department of Health by extending the grant period for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department from September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002, to September 1, 2001, through September 30, 2002.  No additional funds are involved.

 

15.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo 2001-2002 budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $17,430.00 from the Texas Department of Health for the Tuberculosis Community Health Worker-Promotora Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning June 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

 

16.             Public hearing and introductory amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $509,614.00 to fund the Laredo Auto Theft Task Force.  The Governor’s Automobile Theft Prevention Authority will be designating $399,292.00, the City will be designating $78,858.00 in matching funds, and Webb County will be designating $31,464.00 for a total of $509,614.00 for a one year funding period program beginning September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003.

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 


VIII.     INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

17.       Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only” at its combined adjusted market value of $4,848.00, for certain properties described as follows to their respective abutting property owners and providing for an effective date.

Parcel A - consisting of a 900.32 sq. ft. parcel of land, more or less, to Jesus Villanueva Blanco, Petra Vega de Villanueva, Jesus Villanueva Vega and Francisco Villanueva Vega at its total adjusted market value of $2,094.00; said parcel being out that former section of Malinche Avenue between Pecan and San Salvador Streets; being described on attached Exhibit “A”;

Parcel B – consisting of a 1,140.27 sq. ft. parcel of land, more or less, to Cesar Santos at its local adjusted market value of $2,754.00; said parcel being out of that former section of Malinche Avenue between Pecan and San Salvador Streets; being described on attached Exhibit “B”; said parcels being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

IX.       FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

18.  2002-O-181       Accepting and appropriating a grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $138,767.00 with the City of Laredo designating $46,192.00 as a local match and amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 NPDES Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures.  The grant monies will be used for the Chacon Creek Restoration Project from HWY 359 South to the Rio Grande River.

 

2002-O-182   Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Calle Iturbide Project, also known as the Streets of Laredo Urban Mall, to execute all related documentation and to amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,450,000.00, which includes previously budgeted CDBG funds of $450,000.00 used as program match.

 

2002-O-183   Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Recreation Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $5,800.00 for the administration of recreation programs and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.  Excess funds are available from the collection of fees from classes and lessons over Fiscal Year 2001-2002 budgeted revenues.

 

2002-O-184   Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,350,586.00 in direct funds and $227,690.00 in program income from the Texas Department of Health for nine grants:  La Familia Health Care Program, Tuberculosis Elimination Program, Immunization Action Plan Project, Office of Public Health Practice, Hepatitis C Screening Project, Maternal and Child (and Dental) Health Program, Family Planning Services, and the  Laredo Obesity Prevention and Control Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 budget in the amount of $112,548.00 for the period beginning September 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.  The remaining grant award in the amount of $1,238,037.00 will be executed in Fiscal Year 2002-2003.

 

2002-O-185   Authorizing the City Manager to amend and appropriate the FY 2001-2002 annual operating budget by accepting the donation of $2,350.00 from State Farm Insurance Company for the purchase of one (1) 911 bilingual emergency simulator.  This 911 bilingual emergency simulator will be used to train school children in fire safety, an educational program that the Laredo Fire department promotes in the Laredo community.

 

2002-O-186   Amending the City of Laredo’s Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Colonias Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $6,231.450.00.  The Border Environmental Infrastructure Fund through the North American Development Bank is granting said amount to the City of Laredo for construction in support of improvements to water and wastewater services to 15 colonias in the City of Laredo and Webb County.

 

2002-O-187   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 9.9237 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A” located west of McPherson Road and south of Ranchway Drive from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-188   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a tire sales and repair business on Lot 1, Block 806, Eastern Division, located at 402 South Meadow Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)

 

2002-O-189   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for the storage and handling of used batteries on 2.5537 acres, known as the Tex West Plat, located at 1830 Tex-Mex Drive; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)

 

2002-O-190   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 0.528 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Mines Road and south of San Lorenzo Drive from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-191   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.7748 acres as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Masterson Road and west of Hwy 83, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-192   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.5976 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located north of Santa Martha Blvd. and west of Hwy 83 from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-193   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10.4024 acres, located west of Hwy 83 and north of Santa Fe Subdivision Unit V, from AG (Agricultural District) and R-3 (Mixed Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-194   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 9.1078 acres, located west of Hwy 83 and south of Cielito Lindo Blvd., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-195   Authorizing the City Manager to amend Ordinance 99-O-242 dated August 23, 1999, Establishing and Adopting Commercial Aircraft Landing Fees and Landing Fee Rates for the Laredo International Airport as follows:  Section 2 is amended to include a non-signatory airline category and non-signatory landing fee of $0.90 (ninety cents) per thousand pounds; Section 5 is deleted; Section 6 is amended to delete the requirement that the Airport shall first invoice the Airline to receive landing fee payments; Section 7 is amended so as to not exempt commercial airlines from paying a landing fee; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-196   Amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-02 General Fund annual budget by appropriating expenditures in the amount of $133,347.00, from the Building Security Fee collected by Municipal Court and 2000A CO annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $133,347.00, to provide underground electrical power to the new Municipal Court Building and re-route existing overhead primaries away from the new building, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

2002-O-197   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border Sporting Goods, Inc., for approximately 6,583 square feet constituting Building No. 190 located at 5207 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on July 1, 2002 and ending on June 30, 2007.  Monthly rent shall be $2,107.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.   

 

2002-O-198   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with International Total Services (I.T.S.) for approximately 198 square feet constituting Suite No. 208 located on the second (2nd) floor of the Airport Passenger Terminal Building at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on July 1, 2002 and ending on June 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $300.00; providing for effective date.        

 

2002-O-199   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Nextel WIP Lease Corporation d/b/a Nextel Partners for approximately 12,713 square feet of land located at 1820 Pappas Street for the purpose of locating an antenna tower at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on September 1, 2002 and ending on August 31, 2007 and may be extended for four (4) terms of five (5) years each ending on August 31, 2012; August 31, 2017; August 31, 2022; and August 31, 2027.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00, payable in advance.  The base rent shall be increased annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by fair market value appraisal on the 10th and 20th anniversaries; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-200   Approving a Foreign Trade Zone Operations Agreement with South Texas Traffic Company as zone site operator covering 97,032 square feet of activated space, which includes 71,432 square feet of warehouse space and 25,600 square feet of trailer parking area located at 8501 Killam Industrial Blvd., Foreign Trade Zone Site 3 and authorizing the City Manager to execute said agreement.  Providing activation, administrative, and transaction fees to the City and providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-201   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Laredo Guardian Volunteers, Inc., as Lessee, authorized by Ordinance No. 2001-O-141 dated July 16, 2001, for the purpose of relocating Lessee to a larger office space effective September 1, 2002.  Said amendment will amend, specifically, Section 1.01 titled “Leased Area,” relocating Lessee from Suite No. 23 to Suite No. 26, and respectively increasing the leased area from 300 square feet to 480 square feet.  Amending Section 1.04 titled “Rental Obligation,” in order to increase the monthly rent from $388.58 to $624.00.  Amending Section 4.08 titled “Notices” in order to change the mailing address.  All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-202   Establishing and adopting an Ordinance granting the City Manager authority to enter into short term (not to exceed sixty (60) days) lease agreements with interested parties for use of Airport property and facilities located at the Laredo International Airport and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Ordinance; providing for an effective date. 

 

2002-O-203   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease between the City of Laredo Airport, as Lessor, and City of Laredo Municipal Court, as Lessee, for approximately 184,956 square feet of land located on Lot No. 1, Block No. 6 at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for forty (40) years commencing on October 1, 2002 and ending on September 30, 2042.  Monthly rent shall be $3,750.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by Fair Market Value Appraisal on the 10th, 20th, and 30th anniversaries; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-204   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Lease Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Laredo Candle Company, L.P., as Lessee, authorized by Ordinance No. 2002-O-118 dated June 3, 2002 for the purpose of extending the lease term for an additional ninety (90) days effective July 19, 2002.  Said Amendment will amend, specifically, Section 1.02 titled “Term”, adding ninety (90) days commencing on July 19, 2002 and ending on October 18, 2002.  Section 1.03 titled “Rental Obligation” is amended to reflect the rent obligation in the amount of $11,500.00 per month commencing on July 19, 2002 and ending on October 18, 2002. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-205   Amending Ordinance 99-O-363 dated December 20, 1999 to                                                                                                                                        include authorization for payment of monetary commission to Real Estate Agents whose efforts result in leasing airport office space and/or buildings; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O- 208  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Scheduled Airline Operating Agreement and Terminal Building Lease with Transportes Aeromar, S.A. de C.V., as Lessee, for exclusive and non-exclusive joint use space located at the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal for the purpose of conducting commercial air transportation services.  Transportes Aeromar proposes to initially offer three (3) weekly round trip flights to Mexico City utilizing the 48 passenger ATR-42 aircraft; providing for an effective date.

 

X.        MOTIONS

 

19.             Authorizing the award of a contract in the amount of $75,878.00 to Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Inc. for the Bus Rapid Transit Planning for Laredo, Texas.  Funding is available through the Metropolitan Organization (MPO) account using Federal Planning Grant (PL 112).

 

20.             Consideration to award contract number FY 02-126 to the low bidder, Trako Cleaning Systems, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $54,591.00 for the purchase of a high pressure washer and wash water recycling system that will be installed at the Solid Waste Facility.  The manual high-pressure washer will be used to clean the heavy equipment and refuse trucks at the landfill.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

21.             Consideration to award contract number FY 02-138 to the low bidder, Gulf Coast Paper Company, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX, in the amount of $67,500.00 for the purchase of 1.5 million plastic bags for use in the City’s Recycling Program.  The bid pricing is 8% less than the previous purchase amount.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

22.             Consideration to award contract number FY 02-139 to the low bidder, PCI Services, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $51,100.00 for the purchase and installation of a motor control unit at the Zacate Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements.

 

23.             Consideration to award contract number FY 02-063 to the sole bidder, Stalker Radar, Plano, Texas, in the amount of $39,540.00 for the purchase of twelve radar units.  These will be installed on the motorcycles ordered.  Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

24.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute an extension agreement to the maintenance service agreement between the City of Laredo and Transcore for the maintenance of the Bridge System Toll equipment.  Maintenance agreement extension will be for one year starting the first day of October 2002 and will not exceed $350,000.00.  City of Laredo will have an option to renew for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance evaluations of TransCore service by the City.

 

25.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute an extension agreement to the lawn maintenance agreement between the City of Laredo and Hollywood Garden for the lawn maintenance of International Bridges III & IV.  Maintenance agreement extension will be through the end of the fiscal year 2001-2002 and shall not to exceed $20,000.00.

 

26.             Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Ramos Industries, Inc., Pasadena, Texas, for the streets of Laredo Urban Mall-EDA Project No., 08-01-03534 Iturbide Street Improvements from Flores Avenue to Juarez Avenue in the negotiated bid amount of $1,186,328.00.  Funding is available in the Streets of Laredo EDA Grant and CDBG Funds.  (Subject to approval of Final Reading of Ordinance 2002-O-182)

 

27.             Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of July 2002, represents an increase in levy of $19,363.41.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

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

 

a.      A refund in the amount of $1,035.89 payable to Maria Elena Morales due to double payment on the 2000 taxes. Wells Fargo & The Laredo National Bank both paid.  Account #965-00002-004.

b.      A refund in the amount of $703.40 payable to World Duty Free due to an over payment on the 2000 taxes.  Account #900-90231-040.

c.      A refund in the amount of $537.97 payable to People's due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board as a clerical error.  Cause #2001-5798,5797.5796. Account #812-03000-524.

d.      A refund in the amount of $561.59 payable to Dicex International due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board as a double assessment. Cause #2001-5858,5859.  Acct. #801-06020-107.

e.      A refund in the amount of $946.55 payable to Shirley K. Lawson due to a double payment by the Title Company and the Mortgage Company for the 2001 tax year.  Account #945-00921-080.

f.        A refund in the amount of $648.41 payable to UETA, Inc., #005, due to an over payment made for the 2000 tax year.  Account #801-10000-085.

g.      A refund in the amount of $789.78 payable to Wells Fargo, Attn: Esther Sisney, due to a double over payment made by the Title and Mortgage Companies.  Account #965-21004-152.

h.      A refund in the amount of $830.76 payable to Roberto B. Quintanilla due to a double overpayment by the homeowner and the mortgage company.  Account #946-41000-010.

i.        A refund in the amount of $586.33 payable to Transamerica, Refunds, due to a double overpayment on tax year 2001 made by the homeowner and the mortgage company.  Account #970-00004-091.

j.         A refund in the amount of $1,218.41 payable to Transamerica, Refunds, due to a double overpayment by the Title Company and the Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Account #985-00003-210.

k.      A refund in the amount of $534.00 payable to Transamerica, Refunds, due to a double overpayment by the Homeowner and the Mortgage Company for the tax year 2000.  Account #969-00004-440.

l.         A refund in the amount of $560.85 payable to Transamerica, Refunds, due to a double overpayment by the Homeowner and the Mortgage Company for the 1999 tax year. Account #970-00007-180.

m.    A refund in the amount of $1,288.57 payable to Ike and Oksoon Choi due to a double overpayment for two years by the Homeowner and the Mortgage Company.  Account #970-20002-310.

n.      A refund in the amount of $804.54 payable to First Nationwide Mortgage Corp. due to payment on the incorrect parcel. The account that should have been paid is 965-20010-039 and not 965-20010-011.

o.      A refund in the amount of $526.27 payable to Fernando Zuniga III, due to a double overpayment by the homeowner and the mortgage company for the year 2001.  Account #909-00046-200.

p.      A refund in the amount of $1,416.75 payable to Paul K. Tran due to a double overpayment by the Title Company and the Mortgage Company for the tax year 2001.  Account #985-00013-030.

q.      A refund in the amount of $646.96 payable to Mario Novoa, III., due to a double overpayment by the owner and the Mortgage Company for the tax year 2001.  Account #970-60020-060.

r.        A refund in the amount of $1,258.99 payable to Falcon National Bank due to a double payment.  Both Falcon Bank and Homeowner paid. Acct. #934-00001-010.

s.      A refund in the amount of $568.81 payable to Mary Nell Sanchez due to a double overpayment by Title and Mortgage Companies for tax year 2001.  Account   #980-50001-240.

t.        A refund in the amount of $543.76 payable to J. A. Antonio & Cristina Yarza due to a double over payment by Mortgage Bank and Homeowner for the tax year 1998. Account #946-50002-330.

u.      A refund in the amount of $702.23 payable to International Bank of Commerce at McAllen, Attn: Cristina Martinez, due to a double overpayment made by the Title and Mortgage Company for the tax year 2001.  Acct. #980-70003-020.

v.       A refund in the amount of $545.22 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service, Loan #54821626-6 due to a double overpayment for tax year 1998 by the Title Company and Homeowner.  Account #969-50004-190.

w.     A refund in the amount of $1,988.72 payable to Transamerica, Refunds, due to a double overpayment by the Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Account #985-20005-100.

x.       A refund in the amount of $2,762.45 payable to Royal Joint Venture due to payments made in error.  They do not own this property.

y.       A refund in the amount of $2,246.53 payable to Transamerica Refunds due to a payment made in error on behalf of Chase Manhattan.  Account #900-00641-064.

z.       A refund in the amount of $813.88 payable to Odilia G. Gutierrez due to a double overpayment made by the Title and Mortgage Companies for the tax year 2001.  Account #945-00932-220.

aa. A refund in the amount of $1,313.81 payable to Jose Enrique and Susana Arriaga, due to an over payment by homeowner and the mortgage company for the tax year 2001.  Account #985-00003-130.

bb. A refund in the amount of $597.86 payable to International Bank of Commerce due to a double overpayment made by the Title and Mortgage Companies on tax year 2001.  Account #980-80003-010.

cc.  A refund in the amount of $502.24 payable to Wells Fargo, Loan #4411294-4 due to a double overpayment by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Account #938-20002-670.

 

29.             Execute a contract to Turner Collie & Braden, Inc., Pharr, Texas not to exceed $60,000.00 to include project management services for the water and wastewater portions of the City of Laredo Colonias Project funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB). The funding has already been authorized by the NADB for an amount not to exceed $60,000.00.  Funding is available in the NADB Project Loan.

 

30.             Award a contract to Arcadis, Laredo, Texas for $406,419.00 to design the Colonias Mines Road Wastewater Collection System and Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project is funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB). Funds are available in the Project Engineer Fees.

 

31.             Award a contract to Crane Engineering, Corp., Laredo, Texas for $169,446.60 to design the 16” water line extension along Hwy 359 from the existing South Laredo Elevated Storage Tank to the Colonia Los Tanquecitos. This project is funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB).  Funds are available in the Project Engineer Fees.

 

32.             Execute a contract to Turner Collie & Braden, Inc., Pharr, Texas for $64,600.00 for water and $51,700.00 for wastewater to include Project Management Services during construction for the City of Laredo Colonias TWDB-EDAP Project funded by the Texas Water Development Board.  The funding has already been authorized by City Council through the General Agreement between the City and the TWDB.

 

33.             Authorization to advertise the Invitation to Bid for State Highway 359 Work Order No. 4 Water Transmission Line Extension Project City of Laredo, Texas under the City of Laredo Texas Water Development Board EDAP Project.  Advertisement for the Invitation to Bid to be published on Sunday, August 25, 2002 and Sunday, September 1, 2000 in the Laredo Morning Times and San Antonio Express News.  A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on September 4, 2002 followed by the Bid Opening on September 18, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at the City of Laredo City Secretary’s Office.

 

34.             Consideration to approve a contract with Washington’s Birthday Celebration Museum of Laredo, Texas, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Museum located at 900 Zaragoza Street, Suite 100, which displays items commemorating and promoting Laredo’s oldest and largest celebration.  The City of Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau will also operate the venue as an Information Center.

 

35.             In accordance with Article IX, Section 9.03 of the Charter of the City of Laredo referring the proposed City of Laredo Comprehensive Plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission and requiring a report from the Planning and Zoning Commission on any recommendations to be brought back before the City Council no later than September 30, 2002.

 

36.             Authorizing the City Manager to proceed in utilizing project savings from various Public Property Financial Contractual Obligation (P.P.F.C.O.) Bonds, Contractual Obligation Bonds, General Obligations Bonds and the Capital Improvement Fund totaling $1,176,585.00.

 

XI.       STAFF REPORTS

 

37.             Presentation by staff and the City’s consultant, Montgomery Watson Harza Americas, Inc. (“MWH”) regarding the recommendation of an option to pursue as a secondary water supply.

 

38.             Presentation by the Traffic Safety Department regarding traffic flow improvements that have been implemented on Calton Road to address traffic congestion at the intersection of Calton Road and Yeary Avenue, with possible action.

 

XII.      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.

 

XIII.     REcess and convene as the Laredo City Water Local Government Corporation

 

39.  2002-RW-006    Authorizing the President of the Laredo City Water Local Government Corporation (“LWC") to execute a third amendment to the Advanced Authorization To Proceed Agreement (“AATP”) with MWH Americas, Inc. by extending it for thirty (30) days for the purpose of finalizing the terms of the Secondary Water Supply System Design-Build Service Agreement.

 

40.  2002-RW-007    Authorizing the president of the Laredo City Water Local Government Corporation (“LWC”) to execute a Secondary Water Supply system Design-Build Service Agreement with Montgomery Watson Harza Americas, Inc.

 

XIV.   ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 9:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary