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
a.Recognition of Jonathan Leyendecker Swisher for being the youngest
competitor to win at the Doc Novoa’s Golf Championship.
b.Recognition of Gabriel E. Lozano, Police Department, for winning 1st
place in the A Flight Division of the Doc Novoa’s Golf Tournament.
c.Recognition of the Northwest and Del Mar Little League Teams for their
participation in the State Tournaments.
TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
1.Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s Subdivision Ordinance,
Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances, Chapter II, Section 2-3.4, entitled
Expiration of plat approval, by including expiration periods and/or
extensions of preliminary plats, final plats, plats established within
floodplains, and master plans/general plans; providing for publication and
2.Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo 2003-2004 Annual Budget in the amount of $61,363.00 to fund the Laredo Autotheft
Task Force and accepting an award in the amount of $282,805.00 from the Texas
Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.The City of Laredo will be designating $197,193.00 in matching funds, and WebbCounty will be designating $34,798.00 in matching funds for a
total of $514,796.00. This grant is effective from September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005.
hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept
a grant in the amount of $25,000.00 from the Texas Department of
Transportation for enforcement and prevention of Labor Day Weekend Driving
While Impaired by which the City will pay for fringe benefits in the amount
of $7,000.00 and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s
FY 03-04 Annual Budget in the amount of $32,000.00. This grant is for
overtime salaries and is funded 100% by the Texas Department of
Transportation. The City of Laredo
will only pay for the added fringe benefits in the amount of $7,000.00.
hearing and introductory ordinance establishing a residential permit
parking program within the City of Laredo on certain residential streets that
are located within close proximity to school institutions and authorizing the
implementation process that includes the minimum criteria for considering
designating residential parking permit zones and establishing a permit fee
schedule to pay for the costs incidental to the issuance of said permits and
providing for severability and for an effective date and publication.
hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2003-2004 annual
budget of the South Texas Regional 911
System Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of
$1,458,717.00 from the Commission on State Emergency Communications for the
following divisions: Regional
JimHoggCounty, StarrCounty, ZapataCounty and Regional
Programming.Said budget amendment is
for the period beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005.
6.Closing as a public easement that section of Cherry Hill Dr. between Sandman and E. Calton Road situated in the Laredo Airport Subdivision, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas; and providing for an effective
VIII.FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
2004-O-174Amending the Zoning
Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 150 acres, as further
described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located west of Hwy
83, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business
District); providing for publication and effective date.
2004-O-175Amending the Zoning
Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 39.6014 acres, as further
described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Hwy
359 and Las Blancas Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family Residential
District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication
and effective date.
2004-O-176Amending the Zoning
Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for the
long-term storage of hazardous materials (pool maintenance chemicals only) on
Lot 22, Block 5, San Isidro Ranch East Point Center
Subdivision, Unit 2, located at 801 Union Pacific Boulevard; providing for publication and effective date.
2004-O-177Amending the Zoning
Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 60, Calton
Gardens Subdivision No. 2, located one block west of Marcella Avenue and one
block north of Calton Road from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to R-3
(Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.
2004-O-178Amending the City of
Laredo FY 2003-2004 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures
in the amount of $70,000.00 from the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality (TCEQ) to continue the operation of the two continuous air monitoring
stations (CAMS) by the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract
period beginning September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.One of the CAMS is located at LaredoCommunity
College on the northeast side of the campus, and the second CAMS
is located at Juarez-LincolnInternationalBridge #2.
2004-O-179Amending the City of
Laredo FY 2003-2004 full-time equivalent positions for the City of Laredo
Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program from 83 to 86
by creating three full-time Nutrition Aide positions.Funding is available in the program grant.
2004-O-180Amending the City of
Laredo’s FY 2003-2004 full-time equivalent positions by reclassifying nine
(9) firefighters to the positions of three (3) captains, three (3) drivers
and three (3) assistant drivers to activate aerial truck #3 for fire station
#12 located at 9402 N.E. Bob Bullock Loop.Funding for these positions is available in the Fire Department’s operating
budget in the amount of $20,133.09.
2004-O-181Amending the FY
2003-2004 annual budget in the amount of $1,141,000.00 to fund the 2002-2005
Universal Hiring COPS Grant from United States Department of Justice,
Community Oriented Policing Services.The purpose of this grant is to hire 15 Patrol Officer Cadets for a
three-year funding period of the “Universal Hiring” program beginning
1, 2002 through July 31, 2005.The Department
of Justice will contribute $1,125,000.00 and the City of Laredo will contribute $1,216,770.00 in matching funds in the
(3) three year grant period for a total grant amount of $2,341,770.00.The City of Laredo 2003-2004 full-time equivalents will be amended by the addition of
fifteen (15) Grade 71 Cadet Police Officers.
2004-O-182Setting the maximum
speed limit on that portion of U.S. 59, within the City limits of Laredo,
Webb County, Texas, as 35 mph from milepoint 42.755 to milepoint 45.085,
located east of Ejido Avenue, as defined in the Texas Department of
Transportation Control Section Map 0542-01-039, providing for the
installation of appropriate signs to indicate speed changes in the designated
areas and providing for publication and effective date.
2004-O-183Authorizing the City
Manager to execute Lessor’s Consent to an assignment of that Lease Agreement
approved by Ordinance No. 95-O-155 dated August 7, 1995, between the City of
Laredo, as Lessor, and Aero Center, Inc., as Lessee, for the approximate
0.5573 acre tract of land located at 800 Flightline at the Laredo
International Airport to Khaledi Global Sales Co., Ltd.All terms and conditions of the original
lease will remain the same and in effect; providing for an effective date.
recommendation authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Ronny
Salamon dba Avionics Services for approximately 5,980 square feet
constituting Hangar No. 1307 located at 4400 Maher Avenue at the LaredoInternationalAirport.Lease term is
for three (3) years commencing August 1, 2004,
and ending on July 31, 2007.Monthly rent shall be $1,301.00 and will be
adjusted annually according to changes in the consumer price index; providing
for an effective date.
8.2004-R-072Authorizing the City Manager
to execute a non-financial agreement between the City of Laredo – Public Library and the Webb County Head Start
Program to coordinate services provided to Head Start families.
9.2004-R-073Accepting the donation of
one utility easement from Eulogio Chavez, for the extension of utility
service lines to the Los Altos Subdivision. This being a strip of land
generally 15 feet in width, containing 1,135.62 square feet or .026 of an
acre, more or less, and being situated in porcion 31, abstract 3116 and
porcion 32, abstract 296, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and described
by metes and bounds and survey attached as exhibits a andb.
10.2004-R-074Accepting the donation of
two utility easements from Hector Farias, Jr., for the extension of utility
service lines to the San Carlos subdivision, Phase I. These being:
(1)A strip of
land 8.00 feet in width, containing 915.03 square feet or 0.021 acres, more
or less, and being situated in porcion 31, abstract 3116, as described by
metes and bounds and survey attached as exhibits a and b; and
(2)A strip of
land 8.00 feet in width, containing 981.32 square feet or 0.023 acres, more
or less, and being situated in porcion 31, abstract 3116, as described by
metes and bounds and survey attached as exhibits c and d.
11.2004-R-075Advising the State of Texas Department
of Transportation of the City of Laredo’s
intent not to acquire a portion of State right-of-way that has been declared
to be surplus property by the State of Texas.Said right-of-way portion being located at
the Southeast corner of U. S. Interstate Highway 35 and Shiloh
the City Manager to execute a funding agreement with the Texas Department of
Transportation and to disburse a payment in the amount of $58,500.00 as the
City’s contribution to the cost of the proposed FM 1472 Railroad Grade
13.2004-R-077Authorizing the City Manager to execute a
funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation and to disburse
a payment in the amount of $25,350.00 as the City’s contribution to the cost
of the proposed Loop 20 Diamond Interchange at US 59.
14.2004-R-078Authorizing the City Manager to submit
Articles of Incorporation, IRS tax exempt forms, and any other required forms
to the Internal Revenue Service, and or the Texas Secretary of State for the
purpose of establishing Keep Laredo Beautiful, Inc., a nonprofit
15.2004-R-079Recommending that Webb County’s grant
application for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for
Fiscal Year June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005, be approved by the office of
the Governor Criminal Justice Division; Authorizing City Manager to
declinethe $1,142,115.00 grantfrom the Office of the Governor, Criminal
Justice Division to fund theLaredo
Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the same period; And authorizing the
City Manager to terminate the City’s participation in the Laredo Multi-Agency
Narcotics Task Force.
16.Motion to approve change of day for regular City Council meeting from Monday,
September 6, 2004, to Tuesday, September 7, 2004, in observance of Labor Day
authorize the nomination of Larry Dovalina,
City Manager, for the position of Trustee, Place 7, on the Texas Municipal
League Intergovernmental Risk Pool Board of Trustees for a six year term beginning on October 1, 2004.
18.Authorizing the City
Manager to submit an offer in response to Solicitation No. DTFASW-4-R-00022
from the Federal Aviation Administration for a five (5) year proposal in the
amount of $1,598,577.00 with Federal Aviation Administration for air traffic
control services at the LaredoInternationalAirport utilizing City of Laredo Airport Fund employees and authorizing the City Manager to
execute annual contracts for said services.Under this proposed contract the City of Laredo will continue to provide labor, supervision,
materials and equipment and supplies as required.The Federal Aviation Administration
reimburses the City of Laredo for
Air Traffic Control Services rendered at the LaredoInternationalAirport.
19.Requesting authorization to amend the City of Laredo’s
1998, 1999, and 2002 Consolidated Plans and to acquire all of block 712,
Western Division, in the City of Laredo,
State of Texas, with
use of reprogrammed 24th, 25th, and 28th
Action Year CDBG fund balances totaling $132,000.00.
20.Consideration to award a contract for concessionaire at the Benavides
Softball Complex and all municipal swimming pools to Mr. Antonio Almendarez
for a period of one year.This vendor
was recommended based on the price structure provided during the bid process.The agreement is expected to provide a
monthly rental income of $100.00 during active sales months including 15% of
the gross revenue from sales.
21.Approval of Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $36,223.35 to Ellis
& Ellis, Inc., for additional bypass pumping requirements to complete the
repair of the collapsed 36” wastewater interceptor at San Francisco and Ortiz
and bring collection line back into full service eliminating potential of
additional sewage overflows.
22.Ratify action taken by the City Manager on July
1, 2004, to authorize Change Order No. 1 to Grant Brothers, L.L.C., in the
amount of $37,372.40 for the repair of the collapsed 42” raw wastewater line
into the Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
23.Ratify and approve action taken by the City Manager on May 17, 2004, to authorize an emergency contract to Grant
Brothers, L.L.C., in the amount of $122,620.00 for the repair of the
trickling filter at the Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant due to the
major break in the 20” feed line into and within the trickling filter
24.Authorization to advertise for bids for the construction phase of the
Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control and Rehabilitation
Project. The project construction is projected to be substantially complete
by October 2005.Funding is available
in the 2004 B Revenue Bond.
A.Report by Convention
and Visitors Bureau Director Nick Marks Reyna and 250th
Anniversary Celebration Coordinator Eddie Zavala on developments relating to
the 250th Celebration.
B.Report by Dr. Hector Gonzalez,
Health Director, on creating a farmer’s market.
DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
A.Request by Mayor
Pro-Tempore Johnny Amaya
1.Status report on any
vacant City owned land in District IV.
possible action authorizing the City Manager to use discretionary funds for
installing a mister system at East Central Park and Ochoa Park in an amount
not to exceed $4,000.00.
Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.
1.Status report on the sewer overflow at the 8100 block of Mines Road.
Council Member Juan Ramirez
possible action regarding street cuts on the 1400, 1500, and 1600 Blocks of
possible action regarding the water park for the city of Laredo.
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.
27.Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section
551.072 in order to deliberate the possible purchase, lease or value of a
parcel of land in the downtown area because deliberation in an open meeting
would have detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third persons;
and return to open session for possible action and direction to staff.
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 July 28, 2004 at