CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-R-021

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

NOVEMBER 4, 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

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

a.      Presentation by Texas Migrant Council, Inc., regarding El Dia de los Niños.

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

a.      Appointment by Council Member Hector J. Garcia of Beverly Cantu to the Tree Advisory Committee.

 


VII.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo 2002-2003 budget by increasing Texas Department of Health’s share of program income and expenditures for the Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of      Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003.

 

2.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $82,773.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of Health for the Office of Public Health Practice Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s full-time equivalent positions by creating three Community Service Aide positions.

 

3.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s full-time equivalent positions by creating one Micro-Computer Specialist.  A transfer of funds will be initiated from the BioTerrorism Grant (226-6068) contractual services line item to the personnel line item to cover these expenses.  In addition, a transfer of funds will also occur from the Office of Public Health Practice Program (OPHP) (226-6088) and Immunization Action Plan (226-6086) program income (Texas Department of Health’s share) into the personnel line item.  The net budgetary impact is zero after line item transfers.

 

4.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 full-time equivalent positions by creating 13 part-time Community Service Aides (1.28 Full-Time Equivalent Positions - for a total of 2,664 hours) to conduct community health education and aerobic instruction at the City’s Parks and Recreation Centers.  These positions are currently paid as contractual, staff and to align with city operations, they are now being converted to full-time equivalent positions, and hence, this action does not impact the current budget.

 

5.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant awarded by the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor in the amount of $99,862.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Criminal Justice Division Grant from the Office of the Governor.  The Office of the Governor is contributing  $60,000.00 with the City designating $39,862.00 in matching funds.  This funding will be used for the Domestic Awareness Response Team Program under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the period of December 01, 2002 through August 31, 2003.

 

6.             Public hearings for the voluntary annexation of five (5) tracts of land totaling 679.71 acres, more or less, and the unilateral annexation of one (1) tract of land totaling 607.02 acres, more or less, for a total of 1,286.73 acres, more or less, as described in the attached tract summaries as required by Section 43.063 of the Texas Government Code.

Voluntary Annexations:

Tract 2: E.G. Ranch Tract- 214.90 acres, more or less, located south of SH 359 and west of the City landfill. Petitioner: E.G.Ranch, Ltd.

Tract 3: Las Misiones Tract- 83.0116 acres, more or less, located south SH 359 and west of the City landfill. Petitioners: Mr. Rene Soliz and Mr. A.R. “Tony” Sanchez

Tract 4: Piña Tract - 120.13 acres, more or less, located east of IH 35 and south of the IH 35/US 83 intersection. Petitioner: Librado Piña & Lilia Piña Family Partnership.

Tract 5: Treviño Tract- 5.00 acres, more or less, located east of Loop 20 and north of SH 359. Petitioner: Mr. Humberto Treviño, Jr.

Tract 6: Zachary Tract – 256.67 acres, more or less, located east of Ejido Avenue and south of Eistetter Road. Petitioner: H.B. Zachary Company.

Unilateral Annexations:

Tract 7: IH 35 Tract - 607.02 acres, more or less, located along IH 35 from Uniroyal Drive to approximately ¼ mile south of the IH 35/US 83 intersection. Petitioner: City of Laredo.

 

VIII.     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.

 

7.             Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 to evaluate the performance and pay of City Manager Larry Dovalina; and return to open session for possible action.

 

IX.       GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

8.         A.        Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

 

1.  2002-R-099             Expressing the opposition of the City Council of the City of Laredo to the increase effective November 1, 2002 in the non immigrant visa fee for securing a machine readable visa (MRV) from $65.00 to $100.00 by the U.S. Department of State, noting the deleterious impact of such increase on border economies of the adjoining four states; and directing     the City Secretary to transmit a copy of this resolution to Colin Powell, Secretary of State, and other relevant Federal Officials and    the Governors of the States of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

           

B.        Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.      Discussion concerning the large amounts of trash throughout the community especially on IH 35, with possible action.

 

2.      Discussion regarding vagrancy in town, with possible action.          

 

C.        Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding repairing the concrete channel slabs at Canal Street behind Retama II.

 

2.      Status report regarding COPS program with possible action to  set a date for a workshop to discuss locations of COP stations throughout the community.  (Co-sponsored by Jose Alberto Valdez, Jr. and Council Member Hector J. Garcia)

 

3.      Status report regarding Alta Vista/Vista Hermosa.

 

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

1.      Discussion with possible action on the status of the identification of the drug free zones by the Laredo Police Department. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.)

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the status of park improvements for District VII.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action regarding a water billing complaint.

 

E.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Discussion with possible action on a permit for Bridge II to convert the walkways to vehicle traffic lanes.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding new street lights on the 100 and 200 blocks of Convent.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action on re-routing the traffic on Grant Street.

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

X.        INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

9.             Closing of public easements those sections of:

A.     Milmo Avenue between Elm and Montgomery Streets, including the intersection;

B.     Ash Street between Martin and Texas Avenues; situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas and providing for an effective date.

 

10.        Closing of public easements those sections of:

A.     Texas Avenue between Mier and Lane Streets, including the intersections;

B.     Louisiana Avenue between Mier and Lane Streets, including the intersections;

C.    Galveston Street between Milmo and Arkansas Avenues;

D.    Guerrero Street between Milmo and Arkansas Avenues;        situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

           

11.        Closing as public easements those sections of:

A.     Gustavus Street between Martin and Texas Avenues;

B.     Milmo Avenue between Clark and Musser Streets, including the intersection; situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas and providing for an effective date.

 

12.        Approving the donation of an approximate 3.03 acre tract (surface only) of non-aeronautical use of land located at the Laredo International Airport to the Board of Regents of the University of Texas for the public purpose of establishing and operating an extension campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in accordance with section 272.001 (j) of the Local Government Code and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  This conveyance completes a donation of approximately 12.003 acres with a fair market value of $2,617,000.00.

 

XI.       FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

13.

 
 


2002-O-272   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Carlos and Antonia Castillo for an automobile paint and body shop on Lots 1 and 2, Block 408, Eastern Division, located at 519 East Saunders Street; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-273   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. 

 

2002-O-274   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 conditions of the permit; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended) 

 

2002-O-275   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit  to Jose Leandro and Susan Garza for an outdoor children’s amusement service business on Lots 7 and 8, Block 305, Eastern Division, located at 818 and 820 Clark Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended) 

 

2002-O-276   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. 

 

2002-O-277   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. 

 

2002-O-278   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. 

 

2002-O-279   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Fernando A. Salinas for a bus passenger terminal on Lot 1, Block 121, Western Division, located at 901 San Agustin Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-280   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Fernando A. Salinas for a nationalization of vehicles business on Lots 1 and 2, Block 72, Western Division, located at 820 Farragut St.; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2002-O-281   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.

 

2002-O-282   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. 

 

2002-O-283   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.

 

2002-O-284   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.

 

2002-O-285   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.

 

2002-O-286   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.

 

2002-O-287   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.

 

XII.      RESOLUTIONS

 

14.  2002-R-093        Ratifying the City Manager’s submittal of a grant  application to South Texas Development Council (STDC) in  the amount of $27,000.00 with no matching funds.  Funds will be used to purchase appreciation  items for  volunteers and participants of  the   City’s  Household  Hazardous    Waste    Collection Program.

 

15.  2002-R-094        Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the U. S. Department of Justice, Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $95,235.00 with the City of Laredo designating  $10,582.00 in matching funds for a total of $ 105,817.00 to fund the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program.  This grant funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The funding period for this program is from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2004.

 

XIII.     MOTIONS

           

16.        Consideration to award contract number FY03-007 to the low bidder, Valu Care Cleaners, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $53,550.00 for providing laundry and dry cleaning services for Police Department uniforms.  The contract pricing is approximately 5% less than the previous contract amount.  The City must provide dry cleaning service for police uniforms as a condition of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Funding is available in the Police Department's budget.

 

17.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of Police and Fire Department entrance and promotional exams from the sole source vendor, Wollack and Associates, Redmond, WA, in the estimated amount of $50,000.00.  This contract will cover all exams needed for this fiscal year.  The City is charged only for those exams used on the test day.  Funding is available in the Police and Fire Department budgets. 

 

18.        Consideration to award a professional services contract to Bexar County Forensic Science Center, San Antonio, TX, in an estimated annual amount of $140,000.00 for criminal investigation and laboratory services for the Police Department.  All services are requested on an as needed basis.  Services include arson, controlled substances, DNA, firearms, tool marks, toxicology, serology, and other services required for criminal investigations.    Funding is available in the Police Department operational budget.

 

19.        Consideration to award annual contract number FY03-006 to the low bidders, Al & Rob Sales, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $264,000.00 for the purchase of trousers, and Galls, Inc., Lexington, KY, in the estimated amount of $69,000.00 for the purchase of shirts for Police Department personnel.  All items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the  Police Department budget.

 

20.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to extend the contract with Border Maintenance Services, Inc. for a three month period in the amount of $12,996.00 to provide janitorial services at six City of Laredo Health Department WIC Program locations throughout the city for the period of October 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.  Funding is available in the WIC Grant-Health Department budget.

 

21.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a renewed Interlocal Agreement for FY 2002-2003 between the City of Laredo and County of Webb in the amount of $133,000.00 for locally supported public health services to non-Laredo residents of Webb County, for the period beginning October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.

 

22.        Consideration to ratify the purchase contract authorized by the City Manager in the amount of $28,131.00 to Bradley’s Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas, for the emergency repair of two, high service, raw water intake pumps.  Both pumps needed repair and were put back into service at the Jefferson Street water treatment plant. Funds for these repairs are available in the 2002 fiscal year budget of the Utilities Department - Water Treatment Division. 

 

23.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of five heavy duty trucks, and five Pak-Mor high compact rear garbage loaders, through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) - Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the total amount of $665,394.35.  Delivery is expected within ninety to one hundred twenty days.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund budget.

 

24.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a sixty month lease contract with Pitney Bowes, Inc., Austin, Texas, in the total amount of $41,655.00 for new mailing equipment.  The mailing equipment will replace the City Hall system that is used to process approximately 90% of the departmental mail.  Funding is available in the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department budget and would be contingent upon annual appropriations. 

 

25.        Consideration for approval of final change order no. 6 a decrease of $4,856.30 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Laredo International Fire and Law Enforcement Training Center and approval of final payment in the amount of $311,195.97 to Marshall Company, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Final contract amount is $6,035,857.37.  Funding is available in the  Fire Training Facility Buildings.

 

26.        Consideration to ratify change order no. 2 an increase of $15,723.39 to add 4 city blocks, approval of final change order no. 3 a decrease of $50,258.39 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG sidewalks City-wide Project No. 19C and approval of final payment in the amount of $22,494.02 to J. Solis Maintenance & Welding Services, Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $193,260.15.  Funding is available in the  Sidewalks 26th Action Year-Community Development Department Budget.

 

27.        Consideration to approve the project plaque for the Laredo Entertainment Center. 

 

28.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend the contract with Carter & Burgess to change the scope of services to include the recently awarded Environmental Protection Agency grant funded restoration project for the Chacon Creek.  The contract amount will remain the same at $748,032.00. 

 

29.        Consideration to award a professional services contract to Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX, in the amount of $36,220.00 to provide analytical services on stormwater samples in accordance to Environmental Protection Agency approved standard methods.  Scope of services is limited to analysis of forty (40) stormwater samples and cleaning of one hundred (100) stormwater sample bottles.  The cost of the previous contract was $42,874.50.  Funding is available in the NPDES Account.

 

30.        Consideration to secure advertising in the Texas Monthly magazine in the amount of $59,246.00 for a one year period with sole source vendor, Texas Monthly Press, Austin, Texas.  This contract includes eight monthly ads and two additional ads in the Texas Monthly Travel Guides.  Funding is available in the Convention and Visitors Bureau budget.

 

31.        Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Price Construction, Inc., Laredo, TX, for the Laredo International Airport Northeast Cargo Apron and Access Road in the amount of $4,755,652.04 which includes the base bid concrete and alternate no. 1 to construct an additional cargo apron area.  The Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program is providing 90 percent of the funding.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund.

 

32.        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one year service agreement with H.T.E, Inc., Lake Mary, FL, for the amount of $64,409.90.  The service agreement is for service and maintenance on the municipal applications residing on the City’s I-Series 400 Computer for the period of October 1, 2002 thru September 30, 2003.

 

33.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of telecommunication and networking   equipment in the amount of $141,352.00, through the State of Texas – Department of Information Services contract.  The telephone and networking equipment will be installed at the following locations:  Planning Department -  Bruni Library building, new Municipal Court building, and the Environmental Services building.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.

 

34.        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Lease Agreement with Laredo Sport City for a twelve (12) month period commencing on the date of the signing of this Agreement, to rent 1,024 sq. ft. of building space located at La Ladrillera Neighborhood Facility at 2100 Pinder for the purpose of providing such services as Homework Assistance, Tutoring and Soccer Instruction and any other related services.

 

35.        Consideration to award a contract for a Tennis Professional in an amount of $26,400.00 for a twelve (12) month period commencing October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003, with Carlos Ortiz, individually and d/b/a Tennis Professional, to provide professional tennis lessons at the Market Street Tennis Courts.  Funding in the amount of $26,400.00 is available in the Parks and Recreation Department budget.  

 

36.        Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the privatization contract between the City of Laredo and United Water to provide that property tax funds will not be used in the performance of said contact.

 

37.        Motion to approve twenty-nine general fund third party contracts for the fiscal year 2003 for a total $781,063.00.  The contracts are listed as follows:

 

Bringing Everyone Special Together                          $  14,063.00

Bethany House                                                              $  20,000.00

Border Area Nutrition Council                                      $  35,000.00

Boy’s & Girls Club of Laredo                                                 $  90,000.00

Boy Scouts Gulf Coast Council                                              $  18,000.00

Casa de Misericordia                                                   $  15,000.00

Catholic Social Services                                              $  15,000.00

Children’s International Advocacy                               $  60,000.00

Club Olympia                                                                 $    5,000.00

Communities in Schools                                              $  15,000.00

Community Action Agency – Elderly Nutrition Program      $  20,000.00

Community Action Agency – Meals on Wheels                   $  19,000.00

Girl Scouts Paisano Council                                                  $  10,000.00

Laredo Crime Stoppers                                                         $  15,000.00

LISD Campus Crime Stoppers                                             $    7,500.00

Laredo Regional Food Bank                                                 $  25,000.00

Laredo Webb County Food Bank                                         $  30,000.00

Laredo Webb Neighborhood Housing Service                   $  15,000.00

Laredo/Webb Child Welfare Board                                      $    4,500.00

Laredo Animal Protective Society                                   $126,000.00

Laredo Veteran’s Coalition                                                    $  60,000.00

Laredo International Fair and Exposition                              $    4,500.00

Literacy Volunteers of America                                             $    7,000.00

Rio Grande International Study Center                                 $  20,000.00

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center                                     $  75,000.00

Sacred Heart Children’s Home                                             $    5,000.00

South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse               $    5,000.00

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need                         $  36,000.00

Special Olympics                                                                     $    4,500.00

Webb County American Red Cross                                      $  10,000.00

           

38.        Motion to approve seventeen contracts payable from the hotel/motel tax fund.  These contracts are for fiscal year 2003 and total  $441,170.00.  The contracts are listed as follows: 

 

Laredo Chamber of Commerce – Cola Blanca                  $  10,000.00

LULAC #7                                                                                $    5,000.00 

LULAC #12                                                                 $    5,000.00

Society of Martha Washington                                               $  10,000.00      

Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association                 $  20,000.00

Washington’s B-Day Celebration Assoc. Museum             $  10,000.00

Laredo Children’s Museum                                                    $  50,000.00

Webb County Heritage Foundation                                       $  50,000.00

Laredo Center for the Arts                                                      $131,360.00

Laredo Little Theater                                                               $  28,758.00

Latin American Sports Hall of Fame                                     $    5,000.00

L.C.C. Dance/Music Community Productions                      $  32,815.00

Laredo Philharmonic Chorale                                                $    2,340.00

Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra                                             $  38,897.00

T.A.M.I.U. Dance Productions                                                $  10,000.00

Border Olympics                                                                      $  12,000.00

Streets of Laredo Urban Mall                                                 $  10,000.00

                    Mexican Cultural Institute of Laredo                                        $  10,000.00

 

XIV.     STAFF REPORTS

           

39.        Report by Joe A. Guerra, Transit Interim General Manager on the El Lift Program.

 

40.        Status report by Arcadis Engineering on the Water Park Feasibility Study with presentation by William Haralson, Economic Consultant on the draft submittal of the Market Study and consideration of approval to negotiate a professional services contract for Phase II, evaluation of potential sites and water park schematic. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund (District VIII Discretionary Fund).

 


XV.      RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE                                         LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

 

41.        Presentation by representatives of Southwest Housing Development Corporation to propose a partnership with Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation for the construction of a 160 multi-family unit residential development to be located at Cielito Lindo Subdivision, southwest of Cielito Lindo Blvd and St. David. 

 

XVI.     RECESS AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION AND          RECONVENE AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL

 

XVII.    ADJOURNMENT

 

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 9:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary