CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2002-SC-014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

SEPTEMBER 20, 2002

12:00 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.        PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance 2001-O-218 to adopt the City of Laredo Investment Policy and amending the City of Laredo Investment Policy to comply with the Public Funds Investment Act Chapter 2256, Texas Government Code.

 

IV.       FINAL READINGS

 

2.         2002-O-243               Providing for the adoption of a  tax rate  of  $0.630534 per  $100.00 value with a Maintenance   and                                                                                         Operation rate of  $0.484758 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.

           

            2002-O-244               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.

 

2002-O-245               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. 

 

2002-O-246               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.

V.        RESOLUTION

 

3.  2002-R-085          Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement                                                           Program and  to accept a  Grant, if offered, in  the estimated amount of  $2,000,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring                                                             Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) Properties for Runways 35R and 35L at the Laredo International  Airport.  The   City’s ten                                          (10%) percent local match for this project is $222,223.00.

 

VI.       MOTION

 

4.      Requesting the approval of City Council to write-off various accounts receivable that are deemed to be uncollectible.  The City’s audit firm of Garza, Martinez & Company recommended in their Letter of Management to write-off antiquated accounts receivable.  A summary of account receivables by account type is attached that represent a portion of the receivables that are past due.  The total amount of the write-off is $2,894,941.65.  The financial impact will be an expenditure of $61,636.37 for the fiscal year.

 

VII.      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.

 

 

VIII.     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 Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary