CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2003-R-013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JULY 7, 2003

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 for April 21, 2003, May 5, 2003, and June 1, 2003.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.      Recognition of Larry Dovalina for receiving the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Professional Development Award as the city management professional who has made contributions to the development of new talent by implementing outstanding career development programs for local government employees.

 

b.      Recognition of employees retired from the City of Laredo with 20 or more years of service.

 

c.      Recognition of Mary Mireles of the Tax Department for being selected June Employee of the Month.

 

Communiqués

a.      Analysis by Dr. John Adams, Executive Director of the Laredo Development Foundation, regarding the Milken Report.

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.         Appointments to the Para Transit Advisory Committee:

i.                    Roberto Santos by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

ii.                  Maria Cuellar by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

iii.                Sammy Amaya by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

 

b.      Appointment by Council Member Juan Ramirez of Elvira Gonzalez to the Laredo Commission for Women.   

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 & 2 and the north 10.8 feet of Lots 7 & 8, Block 1343, Eastern Division, located at 2301 Market Street from B-3 (Community Business District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing 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 7,070.0 square feet, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located at 2301 Market Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

3.           Public hearing allowing interested persons to comment on the 2003 Consolidated Plan which identifies the projects proposed to be funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the 29th  Action Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $4,407,000.00, the 2003 HOME Investment Partnerships Program in the amount of $1,454,026.00 and the 2003 Emergency Shelter Grant in the amount of $150,000.00.

 

4.           Public hearing to change the San Eduardo route from Clark Boulevard back to Gustavus Street due to the safety issues of the elderly in that neighborhood.

 

5.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $74,157.00 for the Border Health Vector Control Project (a binational effort) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning June 1, 2003 through August 31, 2003.

 

6.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $39,000.00 from the Texas Department of Health for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Screening Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

 

7.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $50,000.00 from the Texas Department of Health for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project-Case Management of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.  This grant includes funds for an existing Case Manager/Registered Nurse II position.

 

8.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance to enter into an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the amount of $10,000.00 and amend the FY 2002-2003 City of Laredo budget by $10,000.00.  The agreement’s purpose is to reimburse costs of overtime incurred by the Laredo Police Department in providing resources for OCDETF (Organized Drug Enforcement Task Forces).  The term of this agreement is from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.

 

9.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute the Federal Administration Grant, Section 5307, in the amount of $3,613,392.00 for fiscal year 2002-2003; and amending the Transit System Operating Budget by increasing the Federal Transit Administration operating grant contribution from $3,500,000.00 to $3,613,392.00 and decreasing the sales tax match for operating expenses from $3,796,046.00 to $3,682,654.00 and providing for grant funds to be deposited in the City of Laredo Transit Fund.

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a multi-year lease with sole bidder, U.E.T.A of Texas, Inc., for approximately 7,700 square feet of unbuilt retail space located adjacent to the upcoming new bridge administration building at Bridge I at the corner of Convent and Water Street.

a.      Lease term is for twenty (20) years.

b.      Rent:   Yrs. 1-4 - $8,000.00 per month.

                 Yrs. 5-8 - $8,160.00 per month

                           Yrs. 9-12 - $8,323.17 per month

               Yrs. 13-16 - $8,489.67 per month

                       Yrs. 17-20 - $8,659.50 per month

Percentage rent: In addition to the annual rent, tenant shall pay, on a yearly basis, three percent (3%) of each dollar of gross revenue for the first $3,000,000.00 plus three and one-half percent (3.5%) of each dollar of gross revenue above $3,000,000.00.

           

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

11.

 
 


A.        Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

1.      Presentation to the public regarding the original formation of the Paratransit Advisory Committee.

 

2.      Update on availability of personnel during emergency situations.

           

            B.        Request by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

1.             Discussion with possible action regarding tractor-trailers parked in residential areas.

 

2.             Discussion with possible action regarding obstruction of traffic due to trees and shrubs throughout the city .

 

C.        Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

1.        Presentation by Parks and Recreation Department regarding their summer programs.

 

2.        Status report on opening the swimming pools at the Lake Casa Blanca State Park.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.) 

 

D.        Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

1.             Status report on the damaged fence at San Francisco and Jefferson.

 

2.             Discussion with possible action on the damaged bridge handrail at Clark and Tilden.  

 

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

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding the installation of an area light at the 700 block of Antelope Lane.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the implementation of a pilot program to install raised platform type traffic calming devices.

 

3.      Discussion regarding citizens' concerns about crime in District VII.

 

4.       Discussion with possible action regarding update and status of proposed police substations. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Hector J. Garcia)

 

F.         Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.      Status report on San Francisco Xavier Road.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action regarding odor on the east and west corner of Flores and Zaragoza.

 

           (Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

12.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with AT&T Wireless Services of San Antonio, Inc., a Texas Corporation d/b/a AT&T Wireless for approximately 20 X 40 feet of ground space at the La Bota Water Tower located at 14100 FM 1472, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 150 foot self supporting type tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing July 21, 2003 and ending July 20, 2008 with four (4) successive renewal terms for five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,652.00 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.

 

13.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with AT&T Wireless Services of San Antonio, Inc., a Texas Corporation d/b/a AT&T Wireless for approximately 20 X 40 feet of ground space at the Del Mar Tower located at 610 Del Mar Blvd., Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 150 foot self supporting type tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing July 21, 2003 and ending July 20, 2008 with four (4) successive renewal terms for five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,652.00 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.

 

14.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with AT&T Wireless Services of San Antonio, Inc., a Texas Corporation d/b/a AT&T Wireless for approximately 20 X 40 feet of ground space at the McPherson Tower located at 8711 McPherson, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being fully described on Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 120 foot self-supporting type tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing July 21, 2003 and ending July 20, 2008 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,652.00 each year during the term of he lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

15.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with AT&T Wireless Services of San Antonio, Inc., a Texas Corporation d/b/a AT&T Wireless for approximately 20 X 40 feet of ground space at the South Milmo water station located on South Milmo and Monterrey, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being fully described on Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 120 feet self-supporting type tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing July 21, 2003 and ending July 20, 2008 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,652.00 each year during the term of he lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

                                                                      

16.      Closing of vehicular traffic those sections of:

a.        the south one half section of Santa Cleotilde Avenue between Baltimore Street and the north access road of the Lafayette overpass bridge; and,

b.        the north one half section of Santa Cleotilde Avenue between Madison Street and the south access road of the Lafayette overpass bridge; and,

c.        the north and south access roads of the Lafayette overpass bridge between Main and Santa Rita Avenues including its intersection with Santa Cleotilde Avenue;

situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

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2003-O-144   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by reducing revenues and expenditures from $2,000.00 to $1,000.00 for a grant from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for the South Texas/Border Region Health Professional Education Initiative.  State funding for academic programs correlate to this reduction.

 

2003-O-145   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Airport Budget to recognize additional revenues from grant agreement CSJ Number M322LREDO from Texas Department of Transportation under the Routine Airport Maintenance Program (RAMP) in the amount of $30,000.00 for the purpose of airport airfield maintenance at the Laredo International Airport.  The local match for this project in the amount of $30,000.00 is available in the Airport Construction Fund (433) under the Land Sale Proceeds Division; providing for an effective date.

 

2003-O-146   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing expenditures and revenues in the amount of $43,833.00 from the Texas Department of Health and $30,000.00 in program income for the Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department and extending the grant period from September 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003 to September 1, 2002, through December 31, 2003.

 

2003-O-147   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $363,668.00 from the South Texas Development Council and $2,000.00 in program income for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.

 

2003-O-148   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 0.424 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located at 413 Shiloh Drive from R-2 (Multi-family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-149   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 5.27 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Loop 20 and east of Monarch Dr., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-150   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 1072, Eastern Division, located at 2801 Garfield Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) and B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-151   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Block 2, Rancho Viejo Subdivision, Unit 1, located west of Mines Road and south of Rancho Viejo Drive, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-152   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 59.62 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located southeast of the intersection of Del Mar Boulevard and McPherson Road, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) and B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-153   Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 22.97 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Loop 20 and east of Monarch Drive, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2003-O-154   Closing as a public easement the section of Dorel Drive between Cheyenne Drive and the West boundary line of Doral Drive as shown on the amended plat of Cheyenne Subdivision, Phase I, recorded on Volume 18, Pages 6 & 7, Webb County plat records, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; which section is also depicted as a 0.274 acre tract as described in Exhibit “A,” save and except that within such 0.274 acre tract there continues to exist (1) A 0.073 acre gas line easement which is described in Exhibit “B” and a 849 square foot easement in favor of Center point Energy (Entex) which is described in Exhibit “C.”

 

2003-O-156   Amending Chapter 15, Health and Sanitation, Article VI “Indoor Clean Air”, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo, Texas by amending Sections 15-78 through 15-82; “Smoking in Public Places”, thereby designating smoking and nonsmoking areas; providing criteria and procedural requirements for designated smoking areas; providing sign requirements; providing for violations, enforcement and penalties of the policies implementing this chapter; providing for severability; and providing for publication and effective date.

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

18.  2003-R-066        Requesting that the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications (The CSEC) amend its FY 2003-2007 Strategic Plan for statewide communications, specifically as it concerns the administrative authority for the regional planning commission for the counties of Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg and Starr by designating the City of Laredo, Texas as the administrator of the Region’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communication System.

 

19.  2003-R-067        Declaring the public necessity to acquire the surface only of the following properties:

1.      Block No. Six Hundred Twelve (612)

2.      Lots One (1), Two (2), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), and Eight (8), In Block Number Six Hundred Thirteen (613)

3.   Block Six Hundred Fourteen (614)

4.   Block Six Hundred Fifteen (615)

5.   Block Six Hundred Sixteen (616)

6    Lots One (1) and Two (2) located between Block Nos. 614 and 615 

All in the Western Division of the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as per map or plat of said city; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owners of said properties for the acquisition of the same by purchase at fair market value to be established by a state certified real estate appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said properties if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree on a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate a listed owner.  This resolution amends Resolution 2001-R-006 of January 16, 2001, to  correct the identity of the properties specified  therein to the current list of the parcels to be acquired.

 

20.  2003-R-068        Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a collaborative agreement between Dale Carnegie Training of South Texas and the City of Laredo-Laredo Public Library to sponsor the Dale Carnegie Course beginning July 30, 2003 for twelve weeks and ending October 22, 2003.

 

21.  2003-R-069        Accepting the surface only of lot twelve (12), block one (1) of the Eleden B.P. Newman Park plat subdivision, for use as a park.

 

22.  2003-R-070        Directing AEP Texas Central Company to file certain information (“rate filing package”) with the City of Laredo; setting a procedural schedule for the gathering and review of necessary information in connection therewith; setting dates for the filing and the company’s analysis of the company’s filing and the company’s rebuttal to such analysis; authorizing hiring of legal counsel and consultants; requiring the reimbursement of the City of Laredo’s rate case expenses; setting a public hearing for the purposes of determining if the existing rates of AEP Texas Central Company are unreasonable or in any way in violation of any provision of law and the determination by the City of Laredo of just and reasonable rates to be charged by AEP Texas Central Company.

 

23.  2003-R-073        Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract between the City of Laredo and the Verde Corporation, N.D. Hachar Trust, David Hachar, Lily Hachar Salazar, and the Estate of Daniel Hachar for provisions of wastewater to 5,543.0 acres referred in the contract as the adjacent land.  This contract will have a life span of 25 years in which the developer(s) wishes to develop by annexing, platting and building according to all City of Laredo requirements for all or part of the 5,543.0 acres. 

 

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

24.        Adopting a schedule of hearings and proceedings for voluntary and unilateral annexations for calendar year 2003, in accordance with Section 43.052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

25.        Consideration to authorize the purchase and installation of audiovisual equipment at the Police and Fire Training Facility through the Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) contract from Schoolhouse Audio Visual, Plano, Texas, in the amount of $49,773.00.  Funding is available in the 2003 PPFCO.

 

26.        Consideration to award contract FY03-086 to 4 Alarm MES, McAllen, Texas, in the amount of $148,743.03 for the purchase of fifty one (51) sets of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for the Fire Department.  Funding is available in the 2003 PPFCO.

 

27.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of seventy five (75), Motorola mobile radios through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program in the total amount of $238,093.46.  These radios will be installed on the seventy five sedans being delivered to the Police Department.  Delivery is expected within sixty days.  Sixty units were budgeted in the Police Trust Fund budget and fifteen from the 2003 PPFCO.

 

28.        Consideration to award contract FY03-083 to the low bidders, Champion Chevrolet, Corpus Christi, Texas, in the amount of $239,529.00 for the purchase of eight unmarked vehicles and Lawrence Marshall Dealerships, Hempstead, Texas, in the amount of $44,692.00 for the purchase of two unmarked vehicles for the Police Department.  Funding for these vehicles has been allocated from the 2003 PPFCO.

 

29.        Consideration to award contract FY03-089 to the sole bidder, Rochester Armored Car Company, Inc., Omaha, NE, the annual amount of $78,954.00 for providing bank courier services for the City operations.  The term of this contract is for two (2) years.  This is an annual contract subject to continued appropriation in future fiscal years.  The new contract pricing is approximately 3% higher than the previous two-year contract pricing.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.

 

30.        Consideration to exercise the renewal contract option for contract number FY02-112 for one additional twelve month period for the purchase of general office supplies from the low bidders, Executive Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, and Patria Office Supply, Laredo, Texas.  This contract is based on the lowest cost format utilizing a published pricer for City orders.  Department will be able to order from the vendor’s general catalogs.  Funding is available in the office supply line item budgets for the respective departments.

 

31.        Consideration to award annual contract FY03-093 to the low bidder, Staff Force, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $124,800.00 for providing contract laborers to the Solid Waste Department.  The department will require temporary contract employees for office work, litter abatement, tire shredding, garbage collection and scale house operations.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Department budget.

 

32.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Link2Gov for internet and interactive voice response customer service system for Tax, Utilities, Municipal Court, and parking ticket payments.  Funding is available in the respective department budgets.

 

33.        Consideration to authorize the installation of speed humps on the 600 block of Allende Street in accordance with the speed hump installation policy under the special provision for installation; project costs are estimated at $4,500.00.  Accident data was obtained indicating that a safety hazard does exist on that section of the roadway.  Funding is available from Capital Improvement Projects-City Council District IV. 

 

34.        Consideration for approval of amendment no. 3 an increase of $440,276.00 to the architectural/engineering contract with Frank Architects, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Gateway to the Americas Bridge (Bridge I) Access, Export Lot & Parking Lot modifications for additional architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and civil engineering professional services in conjunction with the original scope of work for the Bridge of the Americas Project.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Revenue Bond Series 2002 purchased professional services.

 

35.        Consideration for approval of change order no. 2 an increase of $11,329.34 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of Sidewalk Project No. 18 (El Metro Transit System improvements), and approval of final payment in the amount of $44,718.09 to Triple A Concrete, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $114,366.84.  Funding is available in the Transit System Grant #456 Improvements Other than Buildings.

 

36.        Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $48,298.15 to the construction contract with Price Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the Laredo International Airport Northeast Cargo Apron and access road for revised traffic control plan, removal of unacceptable subgrade material, and deletion of concrete pavement and curb from access road west of apron.  Funding is available in Grant 32 Improvements Other than Buildings.

 

37.        Ratifying and approving the submittal of a grant application in the amount of $400,000.00 to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for funding consideration under the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program.

 

38.        Consideration to award contract number FY03-094 to the sole bidder, Royal Treat Car Wash, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $56,000.00 for furnishing car wash services for the City’s automotive fleet.  Bids were requested on car wash service with and without inside vacuum.  All services are secured on an as needed basis.  The bid pricing increased approximately 50% form the previous contract period.  Funding is available in the Fleet Fund.

 

39.        Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract on behalf of the City of Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCVB) with Interlex Advertising, L.L.C. for the purpose of marketing and promotional efforts including the development of a media plan to promote the City of Laredo in the major market areas of the United States and Mexico.  Funding is available in the LCVB operating budget.

 

40.        Ratifying the extension of the Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Severe Windstorm Damage of June 10, 2003 to June 24, 2003 and the Executive Order Terminating the Declaration of Disaster effective June 24, 2003.

                       

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

           

41.       A.        Presentation by Nick   Reyna, Convention   and   Visitors   Bureau                    Director, of the new promotional and marketing campaign.

 

 

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.

 

42.        Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 (1) (A) to consult with City Attorney regarding pending litigation, namely, Civil Action No. L02 CV 121, City of Laredo, Texas v. United States General Services Administration; Administrator Stephen A. Perry, in his official and individual capacities; et.al.; in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division; and return to open session for possible action.

 

43.        Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code  Section 551.071(1)(A) to consult with City Attorney regarding contemplated litigation.

 

XV.      RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE     LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

44.        Consideration to award contract number FY03-080 to the lowest responsible bidder, Arguindegui Oil, Company, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $15,207.10 for the purchase of gear lubricants, multi-purpose grease, coolant, automatic transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, and 30W oil; and authorize the use of First Transit, Inc., corporate contract agreements in the amount of $39,745.00 for the purchase of diesel engine oil and oil analysis.  The City would save an additional $4,119.00 annually by using the First Transit contracts.  The supplier would contract Leyendecker Oil, Inc., a local firm to furnish these services.  Funding is available in the Transit System Fund.

 

XVI.     RECESS AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD 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, July 2, 2003 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

           

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary