CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-SC-010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 8, 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.         ROLL CALL

 

III.        APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

1.         Appointment by Council Member Gene Belmares of Joe Aranda to the Vehicles for Hire Ad Hoc Committee.

 

IV.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

           

2.         Designating as a one-way Eastbound that one block section of Denmark Lane and as a one-way Westbound that one block section of Yukon Lane, between Backwoods Drive on the East and Greenland Drive on the West, and as one-way Southbound that one block section of Backwoods Drive, between Denmark Lane on the North and Yukon Lane on the South, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic and providing for publication and effective date.

 

3.         Designating as a one-way Southbound the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Texas Avenue, between Clark Blvd.  On the North and Musser Street on the South, one way Westbound the 2400 and 2500 block of Musser Street, between Martin Avenue on the West and Texas Avenue on the East, and one-way northbound the 2100 and 2200 block of Martin Avenue, between Clark Blvd. on the North and Musser Street on the South, to be effective the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during school days providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic during the specified hours and providing for publication and effective date.

           

V.        FINAL READINGS

 

4.  2002-O-175          Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, International Toll Bridge System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, in the principal amount of $12,890,000.00 for the renovation and improvements of Bridge No. 1 with pedestrian way improvements and construction of a duty free export building attached to an administration building, and other improvements in connection therewith, approving an official statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, and other matters related thereto and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein.

 

2002-O-176   Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2002, in the principal amount of $9,965,000.00 for paying all or a portion of the City’s contractual obligations for the purpose of acquisition of downtown property to be used for future municipal offices; acquisition of the Slaughter Farm land to be used for municipal park space, including sports fields, nature trails and other park recreational uses; acquisition of land Northeast of Laredo, to be used for a municipal solid waste landfill; acquisition of land for the fire and law enforcement training center; acquisition of downtown property, including improvements for surface municipal parking lot, and of the payment of legal, fiscal, architectural and engineering fees in connection with such projects and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and approving an official statement and authorizing the execution of a purchase contract; and ordaining other matters related to the subject.

 

2002-O-177   Approving an amendment to Ordinance 91-O-032 authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Subordinate Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 1991 and other matters related thereto. 

 


2002-O-178   Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2002, in the principal amount of $2,285,000.00, for the purchase of vehicle equipment, trucks, fire department equipment, trailers, EMS equipment, sweepers, mowers, street equipment, computers and ordaining other matters relating to the subject and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and approving an official statement and authorizing the execution of a purchase contract; and ordaining other matters related to the subject

 

2002-O-179   Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002A, approving an official statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract and the execution of an escrow agreement, and making provisions for the security thereof, and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein, and ordaining other matters related to the subject.

 

2002-O-180   Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas, Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2002B, approving an official statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract and the execution of an escrow agreement, and making provisions for the security thereof, and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein, and ordaining other matters related to the subject.

 

V.        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.

 

 

5.         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. Texas Transportation Commission; Commissioner of Transportation, John Johnson, in his official and individual capacity; Commission Member, David Laney, in his official and individual capacity; Commission Member, Robert L. Nichols, in his official and individual capacity; Texas Department of Transportation; and Charles Heald, Executive Director, in his official and individual capacity, and return to open session for possible action.

 

 

VI.       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 August 5, 2002 at 5:30 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary