CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2003-R-016

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 18, 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.

 

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 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

II.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.        ROLL CALL

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of May 19, 2003 and June 2, 2003, June 12, 2003.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.      Recognition of the Del Mar Little League for winning District Champs and State Finalists.

 

b.      Recognition of Irma A. Gonzalez, of the Laredo Public Library, on her selection as July Employee of the Month.

 

c.      Recognition of Laredo Fire Department softball team for participating in the 21st Annual Texas Firefighter Olympics in Wichita Falls, Texas by beating Odessa, 17-12 in the championship game and receiving the gold medal.

 

Communiqués

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

           

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

 

1.      Public hearing concerning a denial order issued July 17, 2003 by the Historic District/Landmark Board regarding the demolition of a portion of the structure located behind the Jitney Jungle Building (apartment section).

Location:  North 6’ of Lot  5 & North 6’ of the Eastern 37.25’ of Lot 4, and all of Lots 6-7, Block 25, Western Division

Commonly known as:  901 Iturbide Street (Jitney Jungle Grocery Store)

Petitioner:  Patricia Benavides

San Agustin National Register District

 

2.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo  by rezoning the west ¾ of Lot 7, and the north ½ of Lot 5, Block 178, Western Division, located at 607 Washington Street and 1014 San Eduardo Avenue, 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.

 

3.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Planned Unit Development Overlay District (PUD) for Lots 1-27, Block 5, Lots 1-8, Block 6, Lots 1-9, Block 7, Lots 1-3, and 5-7, Block 8, Green Subdivision, Phase I and 13.36 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located north of Mines Road and south of Green Boulevard; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed Planned Unit Development Overlay District.

 

4.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.8347 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A,” located at approximately 4309 Highway 359 from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) and 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 M-1 zone & approval of a B-3 designation.

 

5.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 6, Block 1415, Eastern Division, located at 2419 Guatemozin Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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.

 

6.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for the addition of an antenna on an existing tower on Lot 1, Block 1, SBMS Garza Replacement Site, located approximately at 4111 Zapata Highway; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

7.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 3, Jacaman Ranch Subdivision, Unit 6, Jacaman Commercial Park, located east 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.

 

8.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount $205,860.00 in funds from the Texas Department of Health and $7,048.00 in Program Income for the Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004.  

 

9.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $4,900.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of Health – Office of Border Health for the Environmental Binational Health Conference “Food Management and Safety” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003, through August 31, 2003.  These funds were awarded specifically for this conference that will be held on August 28, 2003. (Subject to approval of Resolution 2003-R-101)

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Chapter 31, Article II, Sewers and Sewage Disposal, Division I, § 31-16, Definitions, by deleting definitions; deleting Division III, Use of Public Sewers §31-51 through 31-64; increasing sections to be reserved from § 31-69 through § 31-77; repealing all conflicting ordinances; establishing pretreatment charges and fees ranging from $50.00 up to $150.00; providing a penalty; severability, publication and effective date.

 

11.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Section 31-2, entitled “Policies and Procedures for Applicants Requesting Water and Sewer Extensions” by setting new policies and procedures to calculate the pro-rata share for reimbursement based on the line capacity; Deleting references to Appendix 1 and 2, “Calculating Pro-Rata Charges” and moving and amending said calculations to newly created subsection VI; providing for publication and effective date.

 

12.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or Parking, Section 19-361, City Owned Parking Lot Enforcement and Section 19-362, City-owned Parking Lot Rates and Hours of Operation, of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo: authorizing the establishment of monthly parking rates and enforcement regulations, for certain City-owned parking lot facilities, providing for effective date and publication.

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

13.

 
 


A.        Request by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

1.  Status report on the fire hydrants within the City of Laredo.

           

B.        Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

1.  Status report regarding Inner City Park.           

 

C.        Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

1.      Discussion with possible action regarding current condition of soccer fields throughout city and need for additional fields due to increased interest in this sport.

2.      Status report on the Zacate Creek Linear Park on Saunders and Lafayette and the Ryan Street pedestrian bridge.

 

D.        Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

1.      Discussion with possible action  on the soil testing results on McPherson between Del Mar and Shiloh.

                       

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

1.      Discussion with possible action on the proposed plan to acquire vega land from one end of the City limits to the other and requesting that the City Manager prepare a plan of action to accomplish the same.

 

         

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

14.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Labata Services for approximately 117 square feet constituting AOA Office No. 3 of the Passenger Terminal Building located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing July 1, 2003 and ending on June 30, 2004, and may be extended for one (1) year ending June 30, 2005.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party on not less than thirty (30) days written notice from the party terminating to the other.  Monthly rent shall be $300.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for effective date.

 

15.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign Trade Zone Operations Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Zone Grantee of Foreign Trade Zone No. 94 and Pedraza Forwarding, as zone site operator, for approximately 8,640 square feet of activated space located at 8810 Killam Industrial Boulevard, Foreign Trade Zone Site 3.  Said agreement provides that activation, administration and transaction fees be paid to the City; providing for effective date.

 

16.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with South Texas Development Council for approximately 5,400 square feet constituting Building No. 1054 located at 4812 North Bartlett Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for two (2) years and two (2) months commencing on June 1, 2003 and ending on June 30, 2005.  Monthly rent shall be $4,248.47; providing for effective date.

 

17.      Setting the maximum speed limit on that portion of IH35 main lanes within the City limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 60MPH, from milepoint 8.352 to milepoint 11.968 and from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 1.917 and as 40 MPH on that portion of IH 35 frontage roads from milepoint 8.352 to milepoint 11.968 and from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 1.904, as defined n the Texas Department of Transportation control section maps 0018-06 and 0016-05, to be in effect during reconstruction of this section of IH 35 located north of Loop 20 providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate speed changes in the designated areas and providing for publication and effective date.

 

18.      Authorizing the City Manager to consent to the assignment of Riverdrive Mall Parking Lot leases of Block 08 and Block 8A, Western Division, by Spigel Properties Laredo, Inc., a Texas Corporation (Assignor), and assumption of said parking lot leases by Morgan Stern Realty Holdings, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, Cathy Associates, L.L.C., a Colorado Limited Liability Company, and Mary Associates, L.L.C., a Colorado Limited Liability Company (Assignee); and providing for an effective date. 

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

19.

 
 


2003-O-195           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $20,000.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of Health – Office of Border Health for the Border Health Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003, through September 30, 2003.  These funds were awarded specifically for the “Los Dos Laredos” Binational Health Conference that will be held on September 11-12, 2003. 

 

2003-O-196           Amending Chapter 30 Taxation, Article II, Hotel Occupancy Tax, Section 30-19; Reports; Payment, for the collection of monthly hotel-motel taxes instead of quarterly taxes, to coincide with the Texas Statutes, Chapter 156, Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax 156.151, Report and Payment; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2003-O-197           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Parking Meter Fund budget by appropriating a draw down of $1,000,000.00 from the opening balance and appropriating it for land acquisition.  The project consists of land acquisition and construction of a surface municipal parking lot in the downtown area.  Parking Meter Fund will be reimbursed from the proceeds of a proposed Parking Meter Fund Certificate of Obligation Bond. 

 

2003-O-198           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 General Fund and Bridge System Fund budgets by transferring $3,500,000.00 from General Fund and appropriating it in the Bridge System Fund.  The amendment will draw down $3,500,000.00 from the General Fund opening balance and appropriate a transfer out of $3,500,000.00 to the Bridge System Fund for the purpose of constructing, improving and necessary land acquisition for the Bridge I Project.  General Fund will be reimbursed from the proceeds of a Toll Bridge System Revenue Bond.   

 

2003-O-199            Accepting a grant awarded by the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor for the amount of $45,058.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $7,942.00 to fund the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division is contributing $45,058.00 with the City of Laredo designating $5,007.00 in matching funds. This funding will be used to pay for the salaries and fringe benefits of an Administrative Assistant II position and to purchase the necessary equipment to expand information within its current intelligence database for its juvenile program. Grant period is from August 1, 2003 through July 31, 2004.  

 

2003-O-200           Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $164,778.00 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force. The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be designating $1,142,115.00, and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will be designating $354,778.00 in matching funds for a total amount of $1,496,893.00.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from July 1, 2003 through May 31, 2004.

 

2003-O-201           Amending the City of Laredo 2002-2003 annual budget to reflect an appropriation for the development of the West Laredo Multimodal Trade Corridor.  The appropriation of $3,250,000.00 comes from the FY 2002 Federal Transportation Spending Bill.

 

2003-O-202           Authorizing the City Manager to execute a budget amendment appropriating funds from the Federal Transit Administration Grant No. TX 90X575 from FY 2001-2002 in the amount of $529,620.00 to be used  for operating expenses in FY 2002-2003 increasing the Federal contribution from $3,613,392.00 to $4,143,012.00 and decreasing the sales tax match for operating expenses from $3,682,654.00 to $3,153,034.00 and transferring $529,620.00 into sales tax reserve appropriation.

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

20.  2003-R-092             Accepting the donation of a 7.92 acre parcel of land for a park, from Fasken, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership, out of Porcion 21, Abstract No. 49, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

21.  2003-R-093             Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 0.3577 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land as a Drainage Easement, from the Gates of Praise Church, First Assembly of God, for the Upper Zacate Creek Improvements Project.  Said parcel of land being out of Survey 1023, Abstract 380, Northern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

22.  2003-R-094             Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 0.0275 of an acre parcel of land, more or less, from Julian Mendoza and Maria Mendoza, as a Utility Easement, for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition Project.  Said parcel of land being out of Lot 1, Block 12, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

23.  2003-R-095             Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 0.0725 of an acre parcel of land, more or less, from Gabriel Perez and Alberta Perez, as a Utility Easement, for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition Project.  Said parcel of land being out of Lot 7, Block 10, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

24.  2003-R-096             Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 0.0344 of an acre parcel of land, more or less, from Socorro Romero, as a Utility Easement, for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition Project.  Said parcel of land being out of Lot 3, Block 10, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

25.  2003-R-097             Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of two parcels of land from Rokavi, L. C., as Utility Easements for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Right-of-Way and Easement Acquisition Project.  Said two parcels being: Tract 10-9-E1- a 0.1607 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, being out of Lot 9, Block 10, and Tract 11-5-E1- a 0.0275 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, being out of Lot 5, Block 11. Both parcels being situated in the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

26.  2003-R-098             Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an interlocal government agreement between the City of Laredo and United Independent School District for the participation of the City of Laredo Police Department, to provide fourteen (14) officers that will be assigned to various middle and high schools.  The United Independent School District will reimburse the City of Laredo up to $134,558.00 for the 2003-2004 school year.

 

27.  2003-R-099             Establishing the highest levels of pollutant concentrations allowed discharging into the sewer system within the City of Laredo enforced upon within Chapter 31, Article II, and Division 3 of the Code of Ordinances. 

 

28.  2003-R-100             Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a license agreement with Kinder Morgan South Texas Pipeline, L.P. for the location and maintenance of a 10” gas pipeline across five streets to include; Mines Road, Shiloh Drive, McPherson Road, International Boulevard, Woodridge and Loop 20 in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, for an annual fee of $1,080.00 and payment of arrears for prior years in the amount of $5,991.77.

 

29.  2003-R-101             Accepting a grant in the amount of $4,900.00 from the Texas Department of Health – Office of Border Health for the Environmental Binational Health Conference “Food Management and Safety” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003, through August 31, 2003.  These funds were awarded specifically for this conference that will be held on August 28, 2003. 

 

30.  2003-R-102             Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land, as part of the Laredo International Airport Noise Compatibility Program.  Said parcel consisting of Lots 1, 2, 3, Block 1838, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owner for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser.

 

31.  2003-R-103             Supporting the creation of a new exit from Interstate Highway 35 in order to connect the access road adjacent to San Isidro Parkway, to be located 0.8 mile north of the existing exit for Shiloh Road and 0.25 mile south of the interchange of IH-35 and Bob Bullock Loop 20 and directing the City Secretary to forward a certified copy of the resolution to the relevant Federal and State agencies.

 


XII.      MOTIONS

 

32.         Consideration to approve a contract with Graphitiks Advertising Design, Inc. Laredo, Texas, to design, produce, sell advertising and print the 2004 Laredo/Nuevo Laredo Official Visitors Guide.  Graphitiks will print, at no cost to the City of Laredo, 140,000 copies of the guide which is a 76-page full color magazine featuring “Los Dos Laredos”.  The guide will be produced under the direction of the Laredo Conventions and Visitors Bureau relative to style, design, and editorial content.

 

33.         Consideration to reject the sole bid submitted by Zertuche Construction, Laredo, Texas, for the El Cuatro Park to be located west of Santa Cleotilde Avenue and south of Iturbide Street due to the fact that the bid amount was over the amount budgeted.  Staff recommends to divide the scope of work and construct a portion in-house and bid other portions separately.

 

34.         Consideration for approval of change order No. 3, a decrease of ($26,180.74) for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the 2002-2003 Street Recycling Project (210.5 blocks), and approval of final payment in the amount of $192,511.78 to Cutler Repaving, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas.  Final contract amount is $511,569.06.  Funding is available in the Infrastructure Maintenance Fund (Street Materials/Cutler Repaving), 2000A CO Issue and 1998 CO Issue.

 

35.         Consideration for approval to rescind the selection of Modern Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, as the design/build consultant for the modifications to the City of Laredo Health Department 2600 Cedar Avenue and authorizing staff to re-advertise the project.

 

36.         Consideration for approval of the selection of a consultant for the Civic Center Feasibility Study Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.

 

37.         Authorizing the City Manager to opt out of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), effective October 1, 2003, 2003 through September 30, 2004, as a result of the City currently meeting or exceeding minimum HIPAA benefit provisions.

 

38.         Consideration for acceptance of the static scale for the World Trade Bridge and approval of final payment in the amount of $36,647.00 to A-1 Scale Service, Inc., San Antonio, Texas.  Final contract amount is $63,647.00.  Funding is available in the Bridge Department.

 

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

a.  A refund in the amount of $943.98 payable to Merlin Development, Ltd., Company, due to double payment.  Account #900-33091-006 was paid by Neel Title and Merlin Development.

 

b.  A refund in the amount of $591.19 payable to Fernando Zuniga, III due to a double payment.  Account #909-00046-200 was paid by Neel Title and ABN-Amro Mortgage Company.

 

40.         Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of July 2003, represents an increase in levy of $1,884.40.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

41.         Approval of the 2003 Appraisal Roll from the Webb County Appraisal District for the development of the tax roll, accepting the calculations of the effective tax rate for fiscal year 2003-2004 and setting a public hearing date of September 2, 2003 for a proposed tax rate of $0.641761/$100 value.

 

42.         Authorizing the City Manager to apply for State Public Transportation funds in the amount of $783,869.00 with the Texas Department of Transportation, which is authorized to distribute State funds for Transit Capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas under 200,000 in population.

 

43.         Consideration to authorize the purchase of one custom fire truck through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board) contract from American La France Gulf Coast, Houston, Texas, in the total amount of $368,748.65.  This fire truck will be assigned to Station 14 – Cielito Lindo.  Delivery is expected within six to eight months.   The initial purchase will be funded from the 2003 Certificate of Obligation bond sale proceeds for the construction of the fire station in South Laredo.  In October 2003, the amount allocated in the CD Consolidated Plan, for the this purchase, will be reclassified to the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG) authorized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purchase of this fire truck.

     

44.         Consideration to authorize the purchase of two explosive protective suits, helmets, and accessories from Med-Eng Systems, Inc. Ottawa, Canada, in the total amount of $35,136.00.  This specialized equipment is being purchased for the bomb squad being established at the Police Department.  Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

45.         Consideration to negotiate and execute a lease agreement between the City of Laredo Police Department and GODOT, L.C., for approximately 1,708 square feet of office space for the monthly rent of $2,596.16.  The term of the lease agreement is for five years and will commence on October 1, 2003 and end on October 2, 2008.  The facility will be housing the Financial Task Force (ST HIDTA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.  Funding is available in the Narcotics Task Force Grant Fund.

 

46.         Consideration to negotiate and execute a lease agreement between Laredo Police Department and Montego Properties, Ltd., for approximately 2880 square feet of office space for the monthly rent of $2,880.00.  The term lease agreement is for five years and will commence on October 1, 2003 and end on October 2, 2008.  The facility will be housing the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotic Task Force.  Funding is available in the Narcotics Task Force Grant Fund.

 

47.         Consideration to negotiate and execute a lease agreement between the Laredo Police Department as lessee, and LA Ventures, Inc., as lessor for the approximate 10,000 square feet of office and warehouse space located at 2829 Airpark Drive at the Laredo International Airport Industrial Airpark.  The monthly rent is $3,500.00 per month.  The term of the lease agreement is for five years and will commence on August 19, 2003 and end on August 20, 2008.  The facility will be used as storage for evidence and for the other LPD operations.  Funding is available in the Police Department General Fund.

 

48.         Authorizing the City Manager to proceed, pursuant to Section 272.001 of the Local Government Code, with the public sale of four (4) tracts of land designated non-aeronautical use land totaling 14.79 acres, for no less than fair market value, and limiting the permitted uses to medical uses only, in accordance with the City of Laredo Master Plan for that land.

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

 

49.          

A.          Status report regarding loss recovery of City of        Laredo property as a result of the storm damage of June 2, 2003.

 

 
 


B.          Update on the City of Laredo’s Fifth International Bridge Presidential Permit application.

 

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.

 

50.         Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code  Section 551.072 in order to deliberate on the value of, and the possible purchase of, real property near the Central Business District, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third persons; and return to open session for possible action.

 

XIV.     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, August 13, 2003 at 6:30 p.m.                                              

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary[fp1] 


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