CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-R-018

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

SEPTEMBER 16, 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 August 5, 2002 and August 19, 2002.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

a.      Invitation by Andres S. Rodriguez author of “Cien Poesias” to his autograph session on October 3, 2002 at the Public Library.

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of Henry Leal, Dan Olivas, Hector Chapa of Wendy's, Coastal Conservation Association, Onyx Benavides, Danny Garcia and Laredo Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Incorporated, for their sponsorship and assistance in the City of Laredo Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby on August 3, 2002.

 

Communiqués

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

a.                            Announcement by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores of appointment of Arabella Peña to the Laredo Housing Authority.

b.                            Appointment by Council Member Johnny Amaya of Adriana Ramos to the Laredo Commission for Women.

c.                             Appointment by Council Member Johnny Amaya of Sylvia Byrd to the Laredo Commission for Women.

d.                            Appointment by Council Member Jose Valdez of Blanca Nalaschi to the Laredo Women’s Commission.

 

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 13 and 14, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch Subdivision, Unit 6, Jacaman Commercial Park, located northeast of Rosson Lane, from B-4 (Highway 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.

 

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 rezoning Lot 1, Block 1825, Eastern Division, located at 2201 Lyon Street, from R-1 (Single Family 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.

 

4.                  Public hearing and adoption of Resolution 2002-R-078 adopting the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Laredo with amendment in compliance with Article IX, Section 9.03 of the Charter of the City of Laredo.

 

5.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Subordinate Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, in the amount of $710,000.00; and awarding the sale for the bonds to the Texas Water Development Board and making provisions for the security thereof; and authorizing the amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purpose authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.

 

6.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Subordinate Water System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, in the amount of $741,000.00; and awarding the sale of the bonds to the Texas Water Development Board and making provisions for the security thereof; and authorizing the amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purpose authorized herein; and ordaining matters relating to the subject.

 

7.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2002 by appropriating revenues in the following Funds:  Certificates of Obligation Series 1998 $40,754.00, DPW Infrastructure Development $46,800.00 and Capital Improvements $399,533.00 and appropriating expenditures by the same amounts in respective funds.  The funds will be appropriated to fund the Alexander Park Project.

 

8.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-02 General Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $100,000.00, $50,268.00 for August 2002 and $49,732.00 estimated for September 2002.  Expenditures will only be incurred and disbursed if the revenue is collected by the Tax Department.

 

9.                  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing an increase in the bridge toll rate schedule for southbound pedestrian traffic as further described in exhibit “A” and hereby repealing all conflicting sections in all ordinances currently in effect.

 

10.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with South Texas Development Council (STDC) and amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by appropriating the amount of $107,754.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003. 

 

11.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY        2001-2002 budget by appropriating additional funds in the amount of $5,400.00 for the Bureau of Women’s Health, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project (BCCCP) of the City of Laredo Health Department and extending the contract period by one month from the period beginning September 1, 2001, through            August 31, 2002 to September 1, 2001, through September 30, 2002. 

 

12.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget  by appropriating additional funds in the amount of $70,000 from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), now known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to continue the operation of the two continuous air monitoring stations (CAMS) by the City of Laredo Health Department, and extending the contract period for one year from September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002, to September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2003.

 

13.             Public hearing and introduction of an ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the General Fund by appropriating revenues in the amount of $785,800.00, which were received in the electric franchise settlement with Central Power & Light, and appropriating expenditures in the amount of $785,800.00, which will be placed in a restricted reserve, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget. 

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

14.       A.        Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Alfredo Agredano

                                                                        1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the status of Newman Park behind Perez Elementary School.

 

                                                                        2.      Discussion with possible action regarding abandoned homes in Century City.

                       

B.        Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

                                                                        1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the timeframe for installing a traffic light at the intersection of Jefferson and San Francisco.

 

                                                                        2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the McPherson Road widening project.

           

C.        Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

1.      Status report on Casa Verde Road, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding Chaparral area flooding.

 

D.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the residential parking permit pilot program.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding abandoned tires.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action on the paving of the south side of the 1000 block of Coke Street.

 

4.      Discussion with possible action regarding traffic around San Agustin Plaza.

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

15.             Providing for the adoption of a tax rate of $0.630537 per $100.00 value with a Maintenance and Operation rate of $0.487580 per $100.00 value and an Interest and Sinking Fund rate of $0.145776 per $100.00 value and of the levy and the collection of General and Special Ad Valorem and Beverage Taxes for the City of Laredo for the tax year 2002 and the fiscal year 2002-2003.

 

16.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with Pinkerton’s Inc. and Burns International Security Services Corporation for two office spaces totaling approximately 500 square feet and located at International Bridges I and II.

                        a.         Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on November 1, 2002                                           and ending on October 31, 2003.

                        b.         Monthly rent shall be $2,200.00 for both properties.

                        c.         City of Laredo may terminate this lease within ninety (90) days                                      written notice.

 

17.             Closing as public easements the following streets located in the area known as the “Embargo Yard” of the Texas Mexican Railway Company situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas conveyed by the City of Laredo to said company, by Warranty Deed dated March 12, 1884 and recorded in Volume 13, Pages 11-14, Deed Records of Webb County Texas.

 

a.      Aldama Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the East right-of-way line of Logan Avenue.

b.      Aldama Street between the West right-of-way line of Logan Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections.

c.      Willow Street between the West right-of-way line of Logan Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections.

d.      Chacon Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections save and except the East one-half section of Chacon Street between Tilden and Logan Avenue.

e.      Piedra China Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”  including the intersections.

f.        Green Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections.    

g.      Mercer Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections.

h.      Wooster Street between the West right-of-way line of Tilden Avenue and the West boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard” including the intersections. 

i.        Logan Avenue between the South right-of- way line of Willow Street and the South boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.  

j.         Cedar Avenue between the South right-of- way line of Guatemozin Street and the South boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.             

k.      Lexington Avenue between the South right-of-way line of Guatemozin Street and the South boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.          

l.         Maryland Avenue between the South right-of-way line of Guatemozin Street and the South boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.      

m.    Springfield Avenue between the South right-of- way line of Guatemozin Street to the South boundary line of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.  

n.      Marcella Avenue between the North and South boundary lines of the Texas Mexican Railway Company’s “Embargo Yard”.

            All said streets are situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County     of Webb, Texas; and providing for an effective date.

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

18.  2002-O-226       Amending Section 24.63.2, Permitted Land Uses of the Laredo Land Development Code to designate Children’s Amusement Services (Outdoors) as an allowable land use in a B-3 (Community Business District), B-4 (Highway Commercial District), M-1 (Light Manufacturing District), and MXD (Mixed Use Development District); and Appendix A, Definitions; and providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-227             Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to A.E. Santos for an office on Lot 1 and the west ½ of Lot 2, Block 1141, Eastern Division, located at 2001 Clark Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-228               Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo        by rezoning 21.62 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Bob Bullock           Loop, west of Sandia Drive and north of San Isidro Parkway,             from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business       District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-229               Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo        by rezoning 1.83 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Emerald     Hills Subdivision, Phase I and southeast of Dorel Drive, from     R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District) to B-4      (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and           effective date. 

 

2002-O-230               Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an          Interlocal Government Agreement between the City of         Laredo and Laredo Independent School District (LISD) for     the participation of the City of Laredo Police Department             School Resource Officer Program and to accept             reimbursement in the amount of $367,000.00 from LISD and      to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget            in the amount of $367,000.00.  The Laredo Police             Department will provide eight (8) officers that will be       assigned to various middle and high schools, and LISD will      reimburse the City of Laredo up to three hundred sixty seven thousand dollars ($367,000.00) for the FY 2002-2003 school             year. 

 

2002-O-231               Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 Veterans Field      Fund Annual Budget by amending and appropriating     revenues and expenditures in the amount of $35,000.00    from the West Martin Ticket Sales and amending and     appropriating the expenditures for the Tecolotes de Los Dos           Laredos contract by $35,000.00.  The transfer is to fulfill       contractual obligations regarding payment for services   rendered during playoff games.

 

2002-O-232               Amending Chapter 19 Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII:      Stopping, Standing or Parking of the Code of Ordinances of           the City of Laredo; specifically amending Section 19-364(2)          which establishes no parking anytime/tow away zones in the    area of the Riverfront Parking Lot adjacent to Bridge I;    providing for publication and effective date.

 

2002-O-233               Accepting a grant by the United States Environmental    Protection Agency’s US-Mexico Border Program in the        amount of $25,000.00 with the City designating $1,316.00 in matching funds for a total of $26,316.00 and amending the        City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 Annual Budget for the     NPDES Fund by appropriating said grant revenue to the appropriate expenditure accounts.  The grant monies will be             used to implement two Computer Electronic Collection   Events.  Matching funds are available in the NPDES Fund.

 

2002-O-234               Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances as follows:    Chapter 2, Article II, Division 6 (Pay Administration), Section            2-87.7 (12)(a) except as otherwise stated in any collective         bargaining agreement and providing for an effective of             September 29, 2002.

 

2002-O-235               Adoption of the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2002-2003;        appropriating the estimated revenues, expenditures and      balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1,            2002 and ending September 30, 2003, consistent with the             financial plan described in said annual budget; and         authorizing the City Manager to implement said annual             budget.

 

2002-O-236               Authorizing the City Manager to accept funds and amend the    City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of           $20,000.00 from the Texas Department of Health-Office of        Border of Health for the Border Health Conference of the       City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning        July 1, 2002, through September 30, 2002.  These funds          were awarded specifically for the “Los Dos Laredos” Bi-      National Health Conference that will be held on September        18-19, 2002.

 

2002-O-237               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Bridge     Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues and       expenditures in the amount of $340,000.00 and authorizing          the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.              Funds are available from the collection of overweight penalty     fees for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.

 

2002-O-238               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2001-2002 Airport     Fund annual budget to recognize additional revenues from a   grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration        being grant project no. 3-48-0136-34-02 in the amount of             $6,332,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring land for noise          mitigation, constructing a portion of the east side air cargo   apron, complete construction of parallel Taxiway J, acquire   finger printing equipment and install CCTV monitoring             cameras and related security equipment at the Laredo   International Airport.  The City’s ten (10%) percent local          match for this project in the amount of $703,556.00 is         available in the Airport Land Reimbursement Account. 

 

2002-O-239               Amending the City of Laredo FY 01-02 Airport Construction      Fund Budget by appropriating revenues & expenditures of             $170,035.00 and transferring an additional amount of             $563,130.00 from the Airport Construction Fund to the             Airport Operations Budget.  The transfer consists of        $400,000.00 from additional interest earnings and      $163,130.00 from Land Sale Proceeds.

 

2002-O-240               Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 Airport Budget      to recognize additional revenues and expenditures resulting    from a Law Enforcement Personnel Agreement with the   Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in the amount      of $250,098.00.  The purpose of the agreement is to           reimburse the City of Laredo, for its costs in providing a    uniformed sworn and certified law enforcement officer at the             passenger security screening checkpoint at the Laredo International Airport until such time as the TSA assumes       responsibility for such functions; providing for an effective          date.

 

2002-O-241               Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with      Comision Mexico-Americano Para la Erradicacion Del         Gusano Barrenador (USDA) for approximately 19,765           square feet constituting Building No. 1308 located at 4305             Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease           term is for five (5) years commencing on June 1, 2002 and   ending on May 31, 2007.  Monthly rent shall be $6,901.00             and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the             Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.   

 

2002-O-242               Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease           agreement between Laredo Metro, Inc., and the City of Laredo Department of Community Development for the       lease of 6,628 sq. ft. of building space at the Laredo Transit      Center located at 1301 Farragut, second and third floors      (East) for a monthly sum of $4,088.15.  The monthly base             rate will be amended annually according to consumer price             index.

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

19.  2002-R-079        Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Parks and Wildlife Department for consideration of the Community Outdoor Outreach Grant Reimbursement Program in the amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for funding of Summer outdoor recreational and educational programming for local school age children that participate in the Parks and Recreation Summer Program and certify that the City of Laredo is eligible to receive program assistance and that funding for this program is available through the Department of Parks and Recreation and further authorize the City Manager to execute any and all documents pertaining to and resulting from this submission. 

 

20.  2002-R-080        A resolution of the City of Laredo, Texas authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute an electric supply agreement pursuant to the contract to be signed by South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc. for deliveries of electricity effective January 1, 2003.

 

21.  2002-R-081        Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land from the Texas-Mexican Railway Company.  Said parcel known as the “Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Lands”, and containing 7.84 acres, more or less, and being located adjacent to the North of the Rio Grande River and on the East side of the Zacate Creek, in the Eastern Division of the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and 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, or refusal to sell.

 

22.  2002-R-082        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the Laredo Community College on behalf of the Workforce Education Division, Health and Sciences Division, Workforce Development Division and the City of Laredo Fire Department Training Division to define responsibilities for the instructional activities to be offered for academic credit and/or workforce continuing education at the Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

23.  2002-R-083        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between Laredo Community College on behalf of the Workforce Development Division to define responsibilities for both parties for the no-credit workforce continuing educational instructional activities to be offered to non-firefighter trainees and out of country first responders at the Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

XII.      MOTIONS

           

24.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute professional services renewal contract with J & A Pharmacy for $30,000.00 to provide pharmaceutical services to La Familia Health Clinic clients of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003.  State grant funds are utilized for these services. 

 

25.             Authorizing the City Manager to make a change order in the contract to C.W. Tenorio Security, Laredo, Texas by increasing the amount established for the City of Laredo Health Department from $21,645.00 per annum to $44,265.00 per annum the two periods that the contract was awarded.

 

26.             Authorizing the City Manager to prepare a service plan for the voluntary annexation of six (6) tracts of land totaling 683.83 acres, more or less, and the unilateral annexation of one (1) tract of land totaling 511.83 acres, more or less, for a total of 1,195.66 acres, more or less, as shown on attachment “A” in accordance with Section 43.052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

27.             Consideration for approval of the acceptance of the Rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L and a portion of Runway 14-32 Laredo International Airport AIP Project No. 3-48-0136-26-01 and release retainage in the amount of $45,940.99 to Price Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $656,102.33.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund.

 

28.             Consideration to award a design/build contract to United Construction Company, Laredo, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $135,000.00 for the Civic Center ballroom concession renovations (Design/Build Project).  Funding is available in the Civic Center Buildings.

 

29.             Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a professional services agreement with RWL Group, Inc., to provide employee benefit services to the City of Laredo for a period of twelve months to commence on October 1, 2002 and to conclude on September 30, 2003.  Funding is subject to fiscal year 2002-2003 appropriation.

 

30.             Consideration to renew the existing contract with RWL Group and the City of Laredo for one year to provide Risk Management with property and liability insurance consulting services and authorizing the City Manager to execute all retainer documents.  Funding is subject to fiscal year 2002-2003 appropriation. 

 

31.             Consideration to vote for Administrative Services Department Director, Daniel E. Migura, Jr., for the 2002 Board of Trustees election for Region 7 of the TML Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, with possible action.

 

32.             Consideration to award contract number FY02-114 to the low bidder, Grant Brothers, L.L.C., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $98,060.00 for the fabrication and installation of aluminum safety handrails for the oxidation ditches and chlorine contact chamber at the Zacate Creek Wastewater Plant.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department budget.

 

33.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with THC, Utility Management Specialists in the amount of $32,600.00 to provide technical advice, assistance in developing a contract administration manual, and staff support for transition to professional contract operations, maintenance and management of the City’s water and wastewater operations, as described in the contract for professional services.

 

34.             Extending the existence of the Impact Fees Advisory Committee to August 7, 2003.

 

35.             Consideration to rescind contract number FY02-134, awarded to the low bidder, Shadeports, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $41,000.00, for the installation of a shade structure at the Solid Waste facility and award contract number FY02-145 to the sole bidder, Laredo Discount Metals, Laredo, Texas in the amount of $32,995.00, for the purchase of a pre-engineered metal roof structure.  A shade structure was going to be installed at the Solid Waste facility’s maintenance area; however it is less expensive and more effective to install a pre-engineered metal roof structure.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste fund.

 

36.             Consideration to extend the Rental Agreement between the City of Laredo and the City of Rio Bravo for an additional three (3) months for the use of a sanitation truck.

 

37.             Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of August 2002, represents a decrease in levy of  $22,154.50.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

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

a.      A refund in the amount of $882.52 payable to Leon O. Ramirez due to a double payment by the bank and the taxpayer. Account #900-90221-071.

b.      A refund in the amount of $1,532.07 payable to FARETS/ Attn: K. Purdon ASC019 due to a double payment by mortgage company. Acct. #965-90001-070.

c.      A refund in the amount of $507.33 payable to Discount Windshield of Texas due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board. Did not exist on the 1st of the year. Supp. 13 Cause #2001-6445,6444,6443,6442. Account #800-04095-196.

d.      A refund in the amount of $1,035.08 payable to Cat Sale Co. due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Webb County Appraisal Review Board. Did not exist on the 1st of the year. Supp. 13 Cause #2001-6467.  Account #801-03020-133.

e.      A refund in the amount of $3,942.29 payable to General Motors Corporation c/o Tax Staff due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Webb County Appraisal Review Board. Did not exist on the 1st of the year. Supp. 13, Cause #2001-6468. Account #801-07021-113.

f.        A refund in the amount of $918.29 payable to Daniel G. Rodriguez & Wf., due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Webb County Appraisal Review Board. Clerical Error 25.25. Corrected Sq. ft. Supp. #13, Cause #2002-1186D, 1186C, 1186B, 1186A. Account #909-40002-040.

g.      A refund in the amount of $997.90 payable to First American Real Estate Tax  Service/ Attn: Kelly Purdom-ASC-019-HP. This account was erroneously paid. Account #938-20002-020.

h.      A refund in the amount of $971.57 payable to IBOC-McAllen/Attn: Cristina Martinez due to a double overpayment by the Title Co. and the Mortgage Bank. Account #988-10001-150.

i.        A  refund in the amount of $680.85 payable to IBOC-McAllen/Attn: Cristina Martinez due to a double overpayment by the Title Co. and the Mortgage Bank. Account #946-42000-160.

j.         A refund in the amount of $533.86 payable to C & C Auto Center II due to an overpayment by the owner for several tax years. Account #804-03096-051.

k.      A refund in the amount of $691.05 payable to UETA Continental LLC due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Review Board. Did not exist on the 1st of the year. Supp. 14, Cause #2001-6989.  Account #800-03097-700.

l.         A refund in the amount of $1,993.62 payable to L. A. Salomon Terminal, Inc., due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board. Part of value did not exist on the 1st of the year.  Supp. 14, Cause #2001-6998, 6997. Account #800-18000-236.

m.    A refund in the amount of $1,898.41 payable to Fleet Capital Leasing, Burr Wolff due to a Webb County Appraisal District change of value certified by the Appraisal Review Board. Did not exist on the 1st of the year. Supp. 14 Cause #2001-7002. Account #801-20002-260.

n.      A refund in the amount of $1,028.91 payable to Countrywide Tax Service/Attn: P. Suniga due to a double overpayment by the Title Co. and the Mortgage Co., account #985-30016-030.

o.      A refund in the amount of 5,833.89 payable to Mercy Hospital of Laredo due to an overpayment by the company and the title company for 1998. Account #900-90251-289.

p.      A refund in the amount of $799.23 payable to Transamerica Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Taxes were paid in error by Transamerica.  Account #954-00002-072.

q.      A refund in the amount of $529.27 payable to Mark Dimarco due to a double overpayment by the homeowner and the mortgage co.  Acct. #969-30006-080.

r.        A refund in the amount of $1,388.71 payable to Jose Aranda Jr. and Violeta due to an overpayment by the mortgage and title company. Acct. #985-70001-080.

s.      A refund in the amount of $783.39 payable to Provident Funding due to a double overpayment by the title and mortgage company. Acct. #989-10002-120.

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

           

39.             Presentation by Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Mexican Consulate, on the use of the matricula consular identification system, with possible action.

 

40.             Update report on the status of the Colonias Project.

 

XIV.     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.

 

41.       Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code §            551.071 (1)(A) to consult with City Attorney regarding contemplated           litigation, City of Laredo, Texas v. United States General Services      Administration; Administrator Stephen A. Perry, in his official and             individual capacities; United States Department of Transportation;       Secretary Norman     Y. Mineta, in his official and individual capacities;    Texas Transportation Commission; Commissioner of Transportation,      John W.  Johnson, in his official      and individual capacities; Commission             Member, Robert Nichols,  in his official      and individual capacities; and         Commission Member, Ric Williamson, in his official and individual      capacities; Texas Department of Transportation, and Michael W. Behrens, Executive Director,   in his official and individual capacities,             and      return to open session for   possible action.

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

42.       Public hearing and motion to modify the following El Metro routes in     order to increase efficiency, productivity, and on-time performance. 

·        Eliminate 3rd Corpus bus and leave bus #1 and #2

·        Modify the San Eduardo route

·        Modify San Bernardo route

·        Re-route Santa Maria

·        Extend Retama route

·        Extend Convent route

·        Split the Express bus to bus A and bus B

 

43.       To waive all bus fare collection Thursday, October 3, 2002 for   Communities in Motion Day (previously known as Try Transit Week).  This       action will give El Metro an opportunity to attract new customers and           support the community event.  The estimated revenue loss will be         $7,500.00. 

 

XVI.   ADJOURNMENT

 

            This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston   Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on September 11, 2002 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary