CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2004-R-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

FEBRUARY 17, 2004

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 of February 2, 2004.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.      Recognition of the “Mayor’s Cup Softball Tournament” winners.

 

b.      Recognition of the Solid Waste Department employees for their completion of the Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Training.

 

c.      Recognition of Hilda Negrete, of the Office of the City Secretary, on her selection as January 2004 Employee of the Month.

 

Communiqués

 

a.      Presentation by Vaswani Soccer Ventures, LLC regarding the United Soccer League’s newest Premier Development League member franchise from Laredo, Texas.

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 34.28 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A” located east of Highway 83 and north of La Pita-Mangana Road, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

2.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 20.82 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located west of Highway 83, from R-1 (Single Family 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 and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 148.66 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A” located south of Concord Hills Boulevard from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

4.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 1.26 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A” located east of Country Club Drive and south of Del Mar Boulevard, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

5.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 0.56 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A” located east of Country Club Drive and south of Del Mar Boulevard from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

6.             Public hearing amending the 2003 Consolidated One-Year Action Plan to reprogram a total of $50,000.00 of the 29th Action Year (AY) 2003 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds by reducing the amount of funding for the San Salvador Neighborhood Park Project, from $300,000.00 to $250,000.00 and utilizing the difference of $50,000.00 to create a new activity, the Garcia Vela Little League Field Lighting Project.

 

7.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $2,500.00 from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas to conduct the tenth annual “Los dos Laredos” TB Conference by the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.

 

8.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2003-2004 budget by appropriating the amount of $58,122.00 in unexpended program income from the FY 2002-2003 budget fund balance for the Maternal and Child Health Program grant of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004.

 

9.             Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount $69,464.00 in additional funds for a grand total of $138,928.00 from the Texas Department of Health for La Familia Health Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department, and extending the grant period from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, to September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004. 

 

10.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount $87,800.00 from the South Texas Development Council for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2004, through January 31, 2005.  

 

11.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by decreasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $8,230.00 to reflect a reduction of grant funds from the Texas Department of Health for a new grant total of $41,770.00 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; and amending the City of Laredo full-time equivalent positions by decreasing one Case Manager/Registered Nurse II position.

 

VIII.     GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

12.         

            A.        Request by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

1.      Status report on the number of plots available for veterans at the City of Laredo Cemetery.

2.      Status report regarding the Cielito Lindo Fire/Police substation.

3.      Status report regarding street lights in Century City.

 

B.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

                                                                        1.      Discussion with possible action regarding repairs to the water fountain at Bruni Plaza.

                                                                        2.      Discussion with possible action regarding the availability of city owned buildings for use by the CAA Azteca Neighborhood Program.         

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

13.        Amending Ordinance 2002-O-047 adding voting Precincts 254 and 353 to District IV; adding voting Precinct 452 to District VIII,; adding voting Precincts 255 and 451 to District V; redefining boundary lines for Precincts 218 and 313 in District IV, redefining boundary lines for Precincts 239 and 308 in District V; and redefining boundary lines for Precinct 414 in District VIII; providing for publication and effective date.

 

14.        Authorizing the City Manager to convey to the Laredo Independent School District for the consideration of $18,500.00 for a tract of land being the section of Canada Avenue between Palo Blanco Street and Thurman Street, with reservation of the tract utility easement; and providing for an effective date.

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

15.         

2004-O-006               Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8 and the west 22.56 feet of Lot 7, Block 1692, Eastern Division, located at 2401 Arkansas Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

2004-O-026             Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2 and the east 23 feet of Lot 1, Block 848, Eastern Division, located at 1509 East San Pedro Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2004-O-027             Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 37.34 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located west of Mines Road and south of Bob Bullock Loop, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District), B-4 (Highway Commercial District) and M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2004-O-028             Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10.06 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Country Club Drive and south of Del Mar Boulevard from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2004-O-029             Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Full Time Equivalent positions of the General Fund Parks and Recreation Department – Recreation Center Division from 27 to 28 to appropriate the monies to be received from the Community Development Block Grant Program, for one Recreation Specialist for the purpose of providing a Community Service Program at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Inner City Park, Technology Recreation Center.

 

2004-O-030             Authorizing the City Manager to accept a contribution in the amount of $625,000.00 from Webb County through an Interlocal Government Agreement and amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $625,000.00 for the acquisition and development of the North Central Laredo Park. 

 

2004-O-031             Amending the City of Laredo fiscal year 2004 Parking Meter Fund by appropriating a draw down of $400,000.00 from the opening balance and appropriating it for land acquisition.  The project consists of construction improvements and demolition costs of a surface municipal parking lot in the downtown area.  The Parking meter fund will be reimbursed from the proceeds of a proposed Parking Meter Fund Certificate of Obligation Bond.

 

2004-O-032             Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating a draw down of $5,925,000.00 from the opening balance and appropriating it for equipment acquisition.  The project consists of twenty-five (25) automated refuse trucks and 45,000 trashcans.  The Solid Waste Fund will be reimbursed from the proceeds of a proposed Solid Waste Fund Certificate of Obligation Bond.

 

2004-O-033             Setting the maximum speed limit on that portion of IH 35 main lanes within the city limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 55 mph from mile point 3.387 to mile point 7.091 as defined in the Texas Department of Transportation Control Section Map 0018-06-152, to be in effect during reconstruction providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate speed changes in the designated areas and providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-034             Approving the public sale of airport non-aeronautical use land located at the Laredo International Airport to Lawrence Friedman, Trustee, sole bidder, meeting all bid specifications being: Block No. 34 of the Subdivision Plat of Laredo Airport consisting of approximately 3.30-acres and Block No. 35 of the Subdivision Plat of Laredo Airport consisting of approximately 0.56-acres in the amount of One Million Ninety Two Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty One Dollars and Eighteen Cents ($1,092,921.18); and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary conveyance documents; providing for effective date.

 

2004-O-035             Amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, In General, Section 2.5 of the Code of Ordinances by amending subparagraph (b) entitled Agenda Order of Business, and providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-036             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., (WBCA) for approximately fifteen (15.0) acres of concrete ramp located on the southwest cargo ramp of the Air Operations Area to include City owned vacant non-aeronautical use land located at the Laredo International Airport for event parking use.  Lease term in for three (3) days commencing on February 13, 2004 and ending on February 15, 2004.  City Council finds and declares that a valid public purpose would be served in setting the daily rental fee at $1.00; providing for an effective date.

 

2004-O-037             Amending chapter 19. Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article XI, Truck Traffic, Section 19-415 (a)(1)(e) of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo: deleting Section (e) that will now prohibit departing from a designated truck route for the purpose of obtaining lodging, providing for effective date and publication.

 

2004-O-038             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County Juvenile Board for approximately 100,357 square feet of land located at 4602 North Bartlett Avenue.  Lease term is for three (3) years commencing on January 1, 2004 and ending on December 31, 2006; lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a one hundred and eighty (180) day written notice.  Monthly rent shall be $2,137.35 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

2004-O-039             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease of blocks 08, 08-A, X, Y, and an additional 14,333 square feet between the said blocks, and excluding 1,225 square feet within the block 08-A, Western Division, City of Laredo, to Morgan Stern Realty Holdings, L.L.C., 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, in accordance with the terms of the negotiated lease attached as Exhibit A, including commencing monthly rental of $5,109.00 with annual adjustment thereof based on any change in the Consumer Price Index; and providing for effective date. 

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

16.        2004-R-015     Accepting the donation of one utility easement for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision easement acquisition project. This being a  0.0344 acre parcel from Mario J. Renteria and wife Maria A. Renteria, which is out of lot 1, block 10, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B.

 

17.        2004-R-016     Accepting the donation of two utility easements for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision easement acquisition project, these being:

(a) A 0.0503 acre parcel from Homero D. Gonzalez and wife San Juanita Gonzalez, out of Lot 1, Block 9, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B; and

(b) A 0.0744 acre parcel from Homero D. Gonzalez and wife San Juanita Gonzalez, out of Lot 2, Block 9, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits C and D.

 

18.        2004-R-017     Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of a 0.1331 of an acre (5,798.61 sq. ft.), more or less, parcel of land from Diversified Investors of Laredo, a Texas General Partnership, for the Upper Zacate Creek Improvements Project.  Said parcel of land being situated in Survey 1020, Abstract 780, Northern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

19.        2004-R-018     Consideration to authorize the City Manager to accept the donation of two (2)  forty feet trailer boxes from Southwestern Motor Transport Lines, Incorporated (SMT) with an estimated value of $2,400.00 each.  This equipment will be used as hazardous material training props at the Laredo International Fire/Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

20.        2004-R-019     Ordering and proclaiming a General City Election to be held on Saturday, May 15, 2004; designating polling places; designating a run-off date; providing for publication; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with the Webb County Elections Administrator for the purpose of conducting a joint election with the City of Laredo.

 

21.        2004-R-020     Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for consideration of the Community Outdoor Outreach Grant Reimbursement Program for an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for funding of summer outdoor recreational and educational programming for local school age children that participate in the Parks and Recreation Summer Program and certify that the City of Laredo is eligible to receive program assistance and that funding for this program is available through the Department of Parks and Recreation and further authorizing the City Manager to execute any and all documents pertaining to and resulting from this submission.

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

22.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the El Metro New Operational Building and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Project Engineer Fees in the El Metro Budget.

 

23.        Authorizing the selection of a consultant, Wilbur Smith Associates and authorizing staff to enter into negotiations with the consultant for the preparation of the Laredo Metropolitan Plan Update.  The MPO has budgeted $200,000.00 for this project using federal planning grant (PL112) funds.

 

24.        Consideration for approval of the selection of consultants for the Laboratory Services:  Material Testing and Quality Control Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Staff recommends the selection of all three consultants and contracts to be awarded on a rotation basis as projects become available.  Funding is available in the Infrastructure Maintenance Fund-Purchased Professional Services.

 

25.        Consideration for approval of amendment no. 3 an increase of $5,000.00 to the professional services contract with Howland Engineering & Surveying Company, Laredo, Texas, for the Ejido Avenue Extension Project for additional services to design and prepare plans and specifications for an outlet structure for a detention facility located at the northeast section of Cielito Lindo Boulevard and Ejido Avenue intersection.  Current contract amount to date is $161,565.00.  Funding is available in the 27th Action Year/2001 Grant-CD Projects Ejido Street Extension.

 

26.        Consideration for approval of Change Order No. 2, a decrease of $22,575.25 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG Sidewalks City Wide Project No. 22 (30 Blocks) and approval of final payment in the amount of $37,153.85 to Gilmar  Construction, Ltd., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $116,156.75.  Funding is available in the 28th Action Year/2002 Grant-CD Projects/School Sidewalks.

 

27.        Consideration to award contract number FY04-050 to the low bidder, for furnishing the prefabricated concrete rebar, wire mesh and other items needed for the McPherson Drainage Project-Phase II.  The contract vendor will be required to provide the necessary rebar, precut and detailed, for the concrete channels, walls, and inlets as per construction plans.  Funding is available in the 2003 Contractual Obligation Fund-McPherson Acres Drainage Project.

 

28.        Consideration to amend the Habitat for Humanity-2000 HOME Program Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) contract to extend the period by which Habitat for Humanity must construct affordable housing on the lots purchased with HOME CHDO funds from January 2, 2004, to August 30, 2005.

 

29.        Consideration to amend the 29th Action Year 2003 Consolidated One Year Action Plan to reprogram a total of $75,000.00 from the 2003 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds by reducing the amount of funding for the South Laredo Cross Street Project, from $300,000.00 to $225,000.00 and creating a new activity known as the South Laredo (Mario Tijerina) Park Lighting Project totaling $75,000.00.

 

30.        Consideration for approval of the selection of the consultant for the former Southern Hotel 1200 Block of Matamoros Street and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the 2002 CO Issue Former Southern Hotel.

 

31.        Consideration to extend the cellular contract with Cingular Wireless, for a period of three additional months, in the estimated monthly amount of $15,366.63 for providing cellular phone services for all City departments.  The monthly contract amount is approximately 20% less than the previous year contract amount.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets. 

 

32.        Consideration to authorize the purchase of twenty, automated side loader refuse trucks through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative  (Buy Board) contract pricing in the total amount of $3,301,240.00.  Utilizing the Buy Board contract pricing, twenty auto side loader collection chassis trucks will be purchased from Rush Truck Center in the amount of $2,036,220.00; and twenty McNeilus auto side loader collection units (31 cubic yard) will be purchased from McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., in the amount $1,265,020.00.  The City has requested that these trucks be delivered on a staggered delivery schedule to fully automate the refuse collection system within a two-year period.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

33.        Consideration to reject all bids received for contract FY 04-029 for providing pool chemicals for the Parks and Recreation Department and authorizing the new bids be solicited.  The City received three bids for the purchase of pool chemicals for the maintenance of the City’s swimming pools however the bid specifications required that the chemicals be delivered in one shipment to the Parks and Recreation Department warehouse.  Because of lack of storage space and safety concerns storing a high volume of chlorine, the Department is now requesting that the chemicals be delivered monthly to each swimming pool.  The bid specification document will be modified to include these requirements.

 

34.        Award a construction contract to the lowest bidder, Lambda Construction Company, New Braunfels, Texas, in the amount of $606,050.00 for the construction of the SH 359 Work Order #5 Ground Storage Tank and Booster Station Project, subject to the approval of the TWDB.  Work Order #5 consists of a Ground Storage Tank and Booster Station to provide potable water to the Colonias within SH 359 Planning Areas.  The construction time is 240 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Colonias Project.

 

35.        Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder, Landmark Structures, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas in the amount of $913,950.00 for the construction of the SH 359 Work Order #6 elevated Storage Tank Project, subject to the approval of the TWDB.  Work Order #6 consists of an elevated storage tank to provide adequate pressure to Colonias within SH 359 Planning Areas.  The construction time is 240 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Colonias Construction Fees.

 

36.        Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of January 2004 represents an increase of $43,876.61.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

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

a.             A refund in the amount of $537.28 payable to Ocwen Federal Bank due to an over payment.  Account #989-10003-530.

b.             A refund in the amount of $1,274.47 payable to Daniel L. Bell due to a double payment.  Account #909-00022-370.

c.              A refund in the amount of $516.93 payable to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage due to an over payment.  Account #968-00016-275.

d.             A refund in the amount of $521.04 payable to Jesus M. and Enedina Reyes due to an over payment.  Account #968-60004-100.

e.             A refund in the amount of $960.65 payable to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation due to an over payment.  Account #989-10006-090.

f.                A refund in the amount $682.12 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #969-30015-030.

g.             A refund in the amount of $522.00 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #968-81001-012.

h.              A refund in the amount of $740.07 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #980-60002-030.

i.                A refund in the amount of $947.04 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #989-52002-090.

j.                A refund in the amount of $1,268.63 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #909-40002-170.

k.              A refund in the amount of $675.00 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #969-00009-100.

l.                A refund in the amount of $572.64 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #968-30002-050.

m.           A refund in the amount of $796.04 payable to Lereta Corp/Lenders Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #970-10001-270.

n.              A refund in the amount of $524.63 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to an over payment.  Account #985-60009-080.

o.             A refund in the amount of $2,052.28 payable to Laredo National Bank due to an over payment.  Account #968-81001-020.           

p.             A refund in the amount of $6,358.77 payable to Laredo National Bank due to an over payment.  Account #900-90221-219.

q.             A refund in the amount of $634.63 payable to Neel Title Corporation/Escrow Account due to an over payment.  Account #965-20002-014.

r.               A refund in the amount of $727.17 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #969-30006-120.

s.              A refund in the amount of $556.15 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #968-60011-370.

t.                A refund in the amount of $555.18 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #954-00001-048.

u.              A refund in the amount of $556.98 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #937-00021-406.

v.              A refund in the amount of $587.98 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #909-00038-645.

w.            A refund in the amount of $509.30 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #554-01511-030.

x.              A refund in the amount of $820.49 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #970-12006-200.

y.              A refund in the amount of $784.10 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #970-80001-060.

z.              A refund in the amount of $1,063.26 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #983-60005-310.

aa.         A refund in the amount of $656.52 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #985-60008-320.

bb.         A refund in the amount of $875.93 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #986-00007-091.

cc.          A refund in the amount of $1,122.18 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #987-21001-200.

dd.         A refund in the amount of $1,037.34 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to an over payment.  Account #989-30002-060.

ee.         A refund in the amount of $2,233.67 payable to Countrywide Tax Service Corp. due to an erroneous payment.  Account #989-20001-040.

ff.              A refund in the amount of $1,379.59 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #909-40003-270.

gg.         A refund in the amount of $679.43 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #909-20003-130.

hh.          A refund in the amount of $1,108.00 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #909-00481-061.

ii.              A refund in the amount of $582.71 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #980-80004-010.

jj.               A refund in the amount of $696.37 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #986-00007-200.

kk.          A refund in the amount of $2,783.89 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #985-20001-080.

ll.               A refund in the amount of $535.87 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #938-20001-210.

mm.     A refund in the amount of $546.84 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #965-60002-017.

nn.          A refund in the amount of $893.45 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #447-01157-070.

oo.         A refund in the amount of $1,250.15 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #437-00697-010.

pp.         A refund in the amount of $539.52 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #332-00417-010.

qq.         A refund in the amount of $1,047.09 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #987-20003-090.

rr.             A refund in the amount of $590.35 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #968-00007-071.

ss.          A refund in the amount of $1,068.31 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #965-40001-001.

tt.              A refund in the amount of $984.07 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment.  Account #945-00921-060.

uu.          A refund in the amount of $647.85 payable to Gonzalez Perales Family, Ltd. due to an erroneous payment.  Account #216-00763-040.

 

XIII.     STAFF REPORTS

           

38.         

A.     Presentation of the fiscal year 2002-2003 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) prepared by the City of Laredo Financial Services Department and audited by the Independent Audit Firm of Garza, Martinez, & Company.

 

B.     Presentation by the City’s Financial Adviser, Mr. Noe Hinojosa from Estrada Hinojosa & Company regarding City’s Financial status.

 

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.

 

39.        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 in the South Laredo area, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third person; and return to open session for possible action, and direction to staff.

 

XV.   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, February 11, 2004, at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary