CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-R-020

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 21, 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 September 3, 2002, September 16, 2002 and       September 20, 2002.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

a.      Presentation by Craig Baltazar and Marc Solis, Arena Ventures, on the Laredo Entertainment Center ribbon cutting-open house on Sunday, October 27, 2002.

 

Recognitions

a.           Recognition of the Shining Star Customer Service Award garnered by the City of Laredo for its strong customer service initiatives.

 

b.           Recognition of State Farm Insurance Company for their generous contribution to the Laredo Fire Department Fire Prevention Division.  State Farm Insurance Company has demonstrated their commitment to the safety of the citizens of the Laredo Community by providing funding to the Fire Department for the purchase of a Bilingual 911 Emergency Simulator.  This educational aid will assist the Fire Inspectors to teach a citywide fire prevention program.

 

c.           Recognition of Wal-Mart for their dedication to fire prevention.  Wal-Mart has initiated a Fire Prevention Program for the citizens of our community.  Wal-Mart has shown great interest in the safety of the Laredo community.

 

Communiqués

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

a.        Appointment by Council Member Alfredo Agredano of Jesus Guerra to the Tree Advisory Committee.

 

VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.             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. 

 

2.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the sections of the Laredo Land Development Code pertaining to manufactured homes space leasing, Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses and Section 24.93.2, Manufactured Housing Park, and providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of this ordinance amendment.

 

3.             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.

 

4.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo and Ordinance 2001-O-133 which authorized the issuance a Conditional Use Permit for a used car lot on Lot 2, Block 292, Eastern Division, located at 413 Clark Blvd., by revising the site plan to which the permit is restricted; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the amendment of the Conditional Use Permit with conditions.

 

5.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 305, Eastern Division, located at 818 and 820 Clark Blvd., 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.

 

6.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 12, Block 1707, Eastern Division, located at 2802 Market St., 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.

 

7.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1877, Eastern Division, located at 815 South Canada Avenue, from R-2 (Multi-family 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.

 

8.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 6.16 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Emerald Hills Subdivision, Phase I and southwest of Dorel Dr., from R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial 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 rezoning Lots 1, Block 121, Western Division, located at 901 San Agustin Avenue from CBD (Central 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.

 

10.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1 and 2, Block 72, Western Division, located at 820 Farragut St., from CBD (Central Business 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.

 

11.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Airport budget to recognize additional revenues received from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program in the amount of $289,205.00 for the purpose of constructing a cargo apron at the Laredo International Airport.

 

12.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $42,500.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation and to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $65,250.00 to fund the El Protector Program.  The Texas Department of Transportation will be designating $42,500.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $22,750.00 in matching funds.  Funding is available in the General Fund balance.  The funding for this grant will be from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003. 

 

13.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $81,250.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation and to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $125,000.00 to fund the Comprehensive STEP (S.T.O.M.P.) Program.  The Texas Department of Transportation will be designating $81,250.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $43,750.00 in matching funds.  Funding is available in the general fund balance.

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

14.       A.        Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

1.      Presentation by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores on the National Trust for Historic Preservation – National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation presented to the City of Laredo in Cleveland, Ohio on October 10, 2002. 

 

            B.        Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Alfredo Agredano

1.      Discussion with possible action to rename the South Laredo Park in memory of Mario B. Tijerina.

 

C.        Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.      Staff report regarding the missing gate arms from Tex-Mex railroad crossings, with possible action.

2.      Staff report on the opening of Bartlett at Market, with possible action.

3.      Staff report on the clean-up of Chacon Creek, with possible action.

4.      Staff report on the hours of operation and schedule of the street sweepers.       

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

15.             Authorizing the City Manager to grant a license to Bestel USA, Inc., for the use of a telecommunications PVC conduit located at the Juarez Lincoln International Bridge and the use of 1,000 linear feet of the city right of way from the River Bank to the 500 block of Iturbide Street, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.  License term is five (5) years commencing on November 4, 2002 and ending November 3, 2007.  Annual rent shall start at $15,194.00 with a five percent (5%) increase each anniversary date plus $5.00 per lineal foot per year for the use of the right of way; providing for effective date.

 

16.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Assignment of lease of that lease agreement entered into between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and FedJones Laredo, L.L.C., as Lessee, by Ordinance 2001-O-042 dated February 20, 2001.  Said lease assignment is to Fedlaredo Partnership, L.P. a Pennsylvania limited partnership, as Assignee, for approximately 2.82 acres at the Laredo International Airport; providing for an effective date.

 

17.             Authorizing the City Manager to execute an assignment of that Rental Car Agency Concession and lease agreement entered into between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Sames Motor Company, Inc., d/b/a Budget Rent a Car of Laredo, as lessee, by Ordinance 98-0-129 dated June 1, 1998.  Said assignment is to Instant Signs, inc. d/b/a Budget Rent a Car of Laredo, as Assignee, for approximately 171 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #2 and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport; providing for an effective date.

 

18.             Amending the City of Laredo, Code of Ordinances, Chapter 33, Article II, and III entitled “Storage Handling and Transfer of Hazardous Materials” and Transportation of Hazardous Materials respectively; changing administration to the Environmental Services Department; adding and deleting definitions in 33-20; increasing the late payment penalty $200.00 in 33-43; adding 33-56 and 33-56 and 33-57 entitled “Hazardous Waste Management Plans and “Hazardous Waste Management Inventory Statements” respectively; deleting Article III entitled “Transportation of Hazardous Materials” and moving it to Chapter 19 entitled “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” by adding Article XIII;  providing for severability, publication and effective date.

 

X.                 FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

           

19.       2002-O-257  Amending Section 24-94, Appendix A, and Appendix B-3 of the Laredo Land Development Code, in order to establish standards   and procedures governing the issuance of Conditional Use Permits; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-258   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 27.7124 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Los Presidentes Subdivision, Unit 7 and proposed Unit 9, from AG (Agricultural District) and R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-259   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A” located south of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and west of St. David Lane, from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2002-O-260   Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $236,298.00 from the Texas Department of Health and $118,150.00 in in-kind funds from the Laredo Independent School District for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the current number of full-time equivalent positions from 0 to .5 with the addition of .5 Public Health Technician position which will be funded by this grant.

 

2002-O-261   Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation from the Texas Department of Health for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.  The City of Laredo Health Department is expecting to be reimbursed an estimated $2,654,860.00 during FY 2002-2003.

 

2002-O-262   Amending Ordinance 89-O-231 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Laredo providing for an increase in charge from $3.00 to $10.00 per client for the Influenza Immunization at the Immunization Clinic of the City of Laredo Health Department and implementing a charge of $16.00 for the pneumococcal vaccine; providing for a sliding fee to persons unable to pay due to indigency; and providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

2002-O-263   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P., d/b/a Verizon Wireless for space at the Airport Water Tower located at 4903 Maher, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement for the installation and operation of certain antennae facilities for use with its communications business and a parcel of land within the owned premises for the location of an equipment building and related facilities associated with the antennae facilities.  Term of the lease is ten (10) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 2012 with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-264   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., for a 40’ x 58’ ground space at the Lyon Street Water Tanks located at 1501 East Lyon Street, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises an 80 ft. high monopole tower and related equipment building for use with its communication business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 2007 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be adjusted by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-265   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P., d/b/a Verizon Wireless for ground space at the McPherson Water Tower located at 8711 McPherson, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 120 ft monopole and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 2007 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-266   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio, MTA, L.P. d/b/a Verizon Wireless for ground space at the Milmo Booster Station located at the corner of San Luis and Milmo Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described on Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 100 ft. high monopole and related equipment building for use with its communication business.  Term of this lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 2007 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-267   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc., for approximately 300 square feet constituting Suite No. 20 of Building No.  S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on August 1, 2002 and ending on July 31, 2003 and may be extended for one (1) year ending July 31, 2004.  Monthly rent shall be $390.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

2002-O-268   Approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute an underground utility easement conveying to the Texas Department of Transportation for the purpose of installing fiber optic cable to integrate the City of Laredo Traffic Management Center to the TX Dot’s Traffic Management Center.  Said proposed utility easements are located at the Laredo International Airport on land known as Lots 1, 2, 3 & west portion of 4, Block 1988; ED, and continue onto Block 1965-B; ED and block 1965-A; ED; providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-269   Closing as a public easement the 1600 block of Benavides Street between Davis and Main Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-270   Closing as a public easement the 3100 block of Valencia Avenue between Locust and Plum Streets situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and providing for effective date.

 

2002-O-271   Closing as a public easement the 600 block of Garcia Street between San Dario and San Eduardo Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and providing for effective date.

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

20.  2002-R-90          Confirming the appointment of representatives from the City of Laredo to serve on the  Board of   Directors of the South Texas Development Council for the period from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

 

21.  2002-R-091        Supporting and participating in the South Texas Development Council; and authorizing payment of $36,315.20 for City’s membership assessment for the period covering October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

 

22.  2002-R-092        Authorizing Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores to execute the “Carta De Buena Vecindad” with the City of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas pledging the city’s support to honor persons with vehicles having disabled parking tags or license plates from the State of Tamaulipas to park   in designated parking spaces in Laredo, Texas and further establishing the mutual respect by the City of Nuevo Laredo to honor such designated vehicles from the State of Texas.

XII.      MOTIONS 

 

23.        Consideration to award a construction contract to the sole bidder, Price Construction, LTD., Laredo, Texas, for the Laredo International Airport Access Roads AIP Project No. 3-48-0136-31-01 in the base bid amount of $1,342,487.64.  Funding is available in the Improvements Other Than Buildings Account.

 

24.        Motion to waive all bus fare collection on Sunday, October 27, 2002 (TAMIU Route #16 and Loop 20 Route #21 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and November 24, 2002 for participation in the grand opening of the Laredo Entertainment Center on Sunday, October 27, 2002 and City of Laredo’s co-sponsoring of the HEB Feast of Sharing on Sunday, November 24, 2002.  This will introduce new riders to El Metro and support these community events.  HEB will provide a $1,000.00 contribution for the Feast of Sharing.  The estimated revenue loss for both days is $4,350.00.

 

25.        Consideration to award contract number FY02-142 to the low bidder, A-1 Auto Stop Super Center, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $66,250.00 for an annual contract for transmission repairs for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be firm during the contract period and all repair work will be secured on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

26.        Consideration to award annual contract number FY02-145 to the low bidder, Safelite Autoglass, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $33,000.00 for providing glass replacement service for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  All work will be done on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

27.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of computers through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) cooperative purchase contracts for all City Departments.  The City is able to utilize the Department of Information Resources purchasing power in acquiring information systems such as personal computers.  Funding is available in the  respective departmental capital outlay budgets.

 

28.        Consideration for acceptance of the rehabilitation of Benavides Herrera Home (Phase I) project and approval of final payment in the amount of $10,123.00 to Diaz Construction, Inc., of Laredo, Texas.  Funding is available in the TXDoT Grant.

 

29.        Awarding a construction contract to the lowest bidder Closner Construction Company, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $1,208,725.00 for the construction of the SH 359 work order #4 Water Transmission Line Extension Project, subject to the approval of the Texas Water Development Board.  Work order #4 consists of a Transmission Line Extension (approximately 33,600 L.F.) along and within State Hwy 359 to provide potable water to Colonias within SH 359 Planning Areas. The construction time is 330 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Colonias Construction Fees.

 

30.        Amending a contract with Smith, Russo & Mercer Consulting Engineers, Corpus Christi, Texas, for $30,165.00 to include additional basic engineering services required for oversizing the wastewater line from 15” to 21” and 24” in diameter for the Highway 359 Development Community. The amendment brings the total contract amount to $159,095.00. Funding is available in the Colonias Project Engineer Fees Account.

 

31.        Amending a contract with HNTB Architects Engineers Planners, San Antonio, Texas, for $113,882.16 to include additional basic engineering and surveying services required to redesign the water and wastewater lines at D-5 Acres, Laredo Ranchettes, Carlos I, Ranchitos East, and Los Altos on HWY 359 - Work Order #3 and to extend the contract time to an additional 250 days bringing the design completion within 4 months.  The amendment brings the total contract amount to $448,325.16.  Funding is available in the Colonias Project Engineer Fees Account. 

 

32.        Motion to approve a contract with the Laredo Development Foundation for economic development.  The Laredo Development Foundation’s mission is to help create jobs, industrial attraction, and enhancement of local business, which they do through the Industrial Attraction Division, Small Business Development Division/Center, and the Special Projects Division.  The contract is for fiscal year 2003 in the amount of $357,400.00.

 

33.        Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of September 2002, represents a decrease of $1,203.18.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

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

 

a.           A refund in the amount of $643.04 payable to Transamerica c/o of Homeside  Lending due to a double payment on account by homeowner and mortgage company for tax year 2001. Acct. #986-00004-720.

b.           A refund in the amount of $1,898.52 payable to South Texas Restaurants Investments due to a double overpayment on account for tax year 2001.   Acct. #936-70001-030.

c.           A refund in the amount of $613.36 payable to Countrywide Tax Service due to a duplicate payment.  Acct. #554-01544-051.

d.           A refund in the amount of $673.53 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan #685-2769994 due to double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001. Acct #986-00004-650.

e.           A refund in the amount of $1,265.51 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan #472-8846178 due to a double overpayment on account by Mortgage Bank and Title Company for tax year 2001. Acct. #985-70001-200.

f.             A refund in the amount of $738.66 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan #472-6143910 due to a double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001. Acct. #986-01014-260.

g.           A refund in the amount of $796.76 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service Loan #685-2785997 due to double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #989-10003-160.

h.           A refund in the amount of $527.54 payable to Judson & Melanie Somerville due to a double payment by taxpayer. Acct. #965-00006-002.

i.             A refund in the amount of $665.29 payable to Alfredo Castillo due to a double payment by the mortgage bank and the taxpayer. Acct. #969-40004-107.

j.              A refund in the amount of $880.92 payable to Countrywide Tax Service due to a double overpayment on account by the Mortgage Company for tax year 1999.  Acct. #973-60026-150.

k.           A refund in the amount of $600.00 payable to Fernando & Estela Martinez due to a double payment by homeowner.  Acct. #986-00003-070.

l.              A refund in the amount of $741.77 payable to Jorge and Annabel Torres due to a double overpayment for two years by homeowners and mortgage company.  Acct. #986-00008-224.

m.         A refund in the amount of $1,047.82 payable to First Nationwide Mortgage Loan #0012261764 due to a double overpayment on account by mortgage company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #218-00854-100.

n.           A refund in the amount of $599.64 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan #472-9485101 due to a double overpayment on account by the Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #969-30008-360.

 

35.      Authorizing the City Manager to continue the co-permittee status with the Laredo Community College and the Texas Department of Transportation (Laredo District) as part the of the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Stormwater Permit Application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) formally know as TNRCC.  The City of Laredo’s Municipal Separate Stormwater Permit expires on April 30, 2003 and the permit application is required to be submitted before November 1, 2002 or 180 days before the expiration of the permit in order to discharge into waters of the United States.

 

36.      Approval of the selection of analytical laboratory and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract with Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas to provide analytical service on various stormwater samples in accordance with EPA approved standard methods.  Scope of the service is limited to analysis of stormwater samples and cleaning of stormwater sample bottles.

 

37.      Consideration to authorize the purchase of software licenses and product support and maintenance in the amount of $33,020.00 from Sparta Systems, Inc., Holmdel, NJ, for the TrackWise customer service software.  Fourteen additional licenses and product support and maintenance is being requested allowing City departments to use and access the City’s customer service  software.  Funding is available from the following budgets:  Airport, Community Development, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Environmental Services, Public Access, Public Works, Utilities, and Public Property Finance Contractual Obligation Series 97-B.

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

           

38.        Final report on Dia del Rio and status report on Make a Difference Day.

 

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.

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

39.        To approve award of contract FY03 to the lowest bidder in the amount not to exceed $1,381,574.00 for the purchase of four (4), 35 ft compressed natural gas transit coaches.  These are replacement coaches for the 1991 Gilligs.  Vehicle Capital Replacement grants 201 and 108 will be used to purchase these four coaches.

           

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 Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary