CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2004-R-19

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

October 11, 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 August 2, 2004, August 9, 2004 and Budget Workshops for 2004.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

a.        Inviting the City Council and general public to participate in two community events, Dia Del Rio and Make a Difference Day. Work along the Paso del Indio Trail at LCC is scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2004;  work on the Las Palmas/Justo Penn Park just east of Bridge II is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2004.

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of Gerardo Jalomo, of the Fleet Management Division, on his selection as September 2004 Employee of the Month.

b.      Recognition of the City of Laredo Customer Service Representatives as part of National Customer Service Week.

 

Communiqués

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

            a.        

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.        Individual Public Hearings for the voluntary annexations of eight (8) tracts of land (Tract 1: Carranco Tract  - 1351.37 acres, more or less; Tract 2: E.G. Ranch I Tract – 140 acres, more or less; Tract 3: E.G. Ranch II Tract – 47.85 acres, more or less; Tract 4: Hurd I Tract – 31.82 acres, more or less; Tract 5: Hurd II Tract 21.89 acres, more or less; Tract 6: Transborder Tract – 27.59 acres, more or less; Tract 7: Treviño Tract – 4.51 acres, more or less; Tract 8: Wormser Ranch III Tract – 200 acres, more or less), for a total of 1825.03 acres, more or less, as described in attached tract summaries as required by Section 43.063 of the Texas Local Government Code.  

 

2.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2004-2005 Full Time Equivalent Positions and creating one Executive Director Position. This position will be assigned to the Environmental Services Department for the Keep Laredo Beautiful Program.  Funding for this position is available in the 2004 – 2005 Keep Laredo Beautiful Fund.

 

3.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget in the Fire Prevention and Arson Fund Budget by accepting a donation of $500.00 from Devon Energy Oil and Gas Company and appropriating said funds for the purpose of purchasing Fire Safety Educational Promotional Materials for the Fire Prevention Division.

 

4.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $24,301.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the “School Physical and Nutrition Survey (SPAN) Project” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

 

5.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $30,000.00 from the South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (STACADA) for services to be rendered by the HIV/AIDS Program of the City of Laredo Health Department; and to approve a (9) nine-month contract between the City of Laredo Health Department and STACADA beginning October 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, for these services.

 

6.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $16,600.00 in additional funds and authorizing the City Manager to renew the Interlocal Agreement for FY 2004-2005 between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb for the total amount of $175,000.00 for locally supported public health services to residents of Webb County, for the period beginning October 1, 2004  through September 30, 2005.

 

7.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Budget by decreasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $24,457.00 in funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect a total grant of $3,061,508.00 for the Women, Infants and ChildrenWIC” Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

 

8.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a Direct Aid Grant from the Texas State Library ~ Loan Star Libraries Program in the amount of $15,139.00 for new computers at the Main Library, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget in the amount of $139.00.

 

9.        Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by reducing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $46,412.00 for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant awarded by the United States Department of Justice and authorizing the City Manager to accept the grant in the amount of $38,109.00 with the City of Laredo designating $182,827.00 in matching funds for a total of $220,936.00. This project funds salaries and fringe benefits for support personnel. The funding period for this project is from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2006.

 

10.    Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Section 28-87 of Chapter 28, streets, sidewalks, and public places, Article III Civic Center of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo to allow for rate changes in meeting room rentals and equipment rentals; providing for publication and effective date.

 

11.    Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget for the South Texas Regional 911 System Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $8,964.00. The Commission on State Emergency Communication provided a subsequent allocation to the South Texas Region. The City of Laredo as Administrator designated the use of those funds for Regional Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Training.

 

12.    Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Chapter 19. Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article III, Stopping, Standing, or Parking, Section 19-362, City-owned parking lot rates and hours of operation, of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo: Specifically (d)(1) Extending the boundary west to Davis Ave. and providing for severability and effective date.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

13.    Consider a recommendation authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Aero Center, Inc., for approximately 178 square feet consulting AOA Office #5 located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport. Lease term is for eight (8) months commencing on November 1, 2004 and ending on June 30, 2006. Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice from the party terminating to the other. Monthly rent shall be $467.00 and will be adjusted during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

14.    Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract by and on behalf of the City of Laredo, Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94 and specifically authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Operations Agreement with Continental Texas Warehousing, L.P., Zones Site Operator, to activate approximately 15,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 13704 N. Unitec Dr., at Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94, Site 6, effective upon execution of this contract and ending on October 31, 2009. Providing the activation, administration and transaction fees be paid to the City and providing for an effective date.

 

15.    Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only”, at its combined market value of $13,504.00, for certain properties described as follows to their respective abutting property owners and providing for an effective date.

 

Parcel A – consisting of 3,858.36 sq. ft., more or less, to Alfredo Genaro Ortiz and Alfonso Rodolfo Ortiz, Jr., at the total market value of $6,752.00; said parcel being out of the northeast quarter of Sta. Rita Avenue between Pace and Ugarte Streets situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit “A”,

 

Parcel B – consisting of 3,858.36 sq. ft., more or less, to Antonio Martinez at the market value of $6,752.00; said parcel being out of the northwest quarter of Sta. Rita Avenue between Pace and Ugarte Streets situated in the Western Divison, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit “B”.

 

16.    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; providing for an effective date.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

 

17.     

2004-O-206           Granting to Proviron, Inc., and its successors, or assigns, the easements, rights, privileges, and franchise to construct, lay, maintain, and operate pipelines and gas mains in, under, over, across, and along present and future streets, alleys, public thoroughfares and public grounds of the City of Laredo, and to use said properties for the purpose of transporting, distributing, and selling gas (natural, artificial or mixed) for all purposes for which gas is or may be used by the City and its inhabitants, and to any other person or persons; providing for the manner of acceptance of this franchise by Proviron, Inc., of the rights and privileges granted by this franchise; further fixing and ordering rates to be charged by Proviron, Inc. to residential and commercial customers; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-227           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 4.21 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Don Camilio Boulevard, from R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area Residential District) to B-1 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. (As Amended)

 

2004-O-228           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located west of Cuenca Drive, from R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-229           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the north 92.88 feet of Lot 1 and the north 92.88 feet of the west 22.8 feet of Lot 2, Block 340, Eastern Division, located approximately at 701 Kearney Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-O (Residential/Office District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-230           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.12 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A.” located approximately south of Del Mar Boulevard, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-231           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 6.34 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit  “A,” located south of Del Mar Boulevard, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-232           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a detention facility on 150 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located north of Rio Bravo on Hwy 83; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-233           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 15 and 16, Block 2132, Eastern Division, located at 604 South Meadow Avenue, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-234           Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1-20, Block 22 and those portions of Lots 1-15, Block 23 and Lot 21, Block 22, Santa Fe Subdivision, Unit IX, located south of Santa Martha Boulevard and east of Organo Boulevard, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single-Family Manufacturing Housing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

2004-O-235           Establishing Keep Laredo Beautiful, a non-profit organization, and approving the articles of incorporation and bylaws thereof.

 

2004-O-236           Amending the City of Laredo 2003 – 2004 Fiscal Year Budget for the 2003 Certificate of Obligation Fund by transferring $58,000.00 from the Fire Training Facility Fund and appropriating $58,000.00 for the awarding of the construction contract for the Cielito Lindo Fire Station, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.   

 

2004-O-237           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $134,342.00 in funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services and $19,332.00 in Program Income for the La Familia Health Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005.

 

2004-O-238           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $81,751.00 in funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Family Planning Services of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, and amend the City of Laredo’s FTEs. 

 

2004-O-239           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $413,077.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Public Health Preparedness and Epidemiology Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005. 

 

2004-O-240           Authorizing the City Manager to accept a supplemental overtime award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the amount of $4,000.00 and amend the FY 2003 – 2004 City of Laredo Budget by $4,000.00.  The purpose is to reimburse cost for overtime incurred by the Laredo Police Department in providing resources of OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces).  The term of this agreement is from October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.

 

2004-O-241           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $85,916.00 in additional funds, totaling $171,683.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Immunization Action Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the grant period of January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004.

 

2004-O-242           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $205,860.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services (formerly Texas Department of Health) and $9,530.00 in Program Income for the Tuberculosis Elimination Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.

 

2004-O-243           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $21,657.00 in funds from Texas Department of State Health Services for the Laredo Obesity Prevention and Control Program (LOPAC) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.

 

2004-O-244           Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount $347,956.00 in funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services and $43,345.00 in Program Income for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH-Title V) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, and amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2003-2004 FTE’s.

 

2004-O-245           Amending Chapter 32, “Vehicles for Hire” ”, Article II; Taxicabs, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo: specifically Sections 32-20 transfer of operating authority,  Section 32-22 initial applications for annual permit, Section 32-23 inspection of initial applications, Section 32-29 suspension & revocation, Section 32-33 substitute or replace taxicabs, Section 32-35 application, Section 32-36 investigation, Section 32-37 term & renewal, Section  32-42 driver lists to be maintained and Section 32-71 taximeters required, providing severability and for an effective date and publication.

 

2004-O-246           Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with United Exports Trading Association (U.E.T.A.) of Texas, Inc., for approximately 2,656.25 square feet comprised of all of Lot Numbers NINE-B (9B), EIGHT-B (8B), SEVEN-B (7B), and the West 45.82 feet of Lot Number SIX-B (West 45.82 of 6B) in Block TWENTY-TWO (22), in the Western Division of the City of Laredo.

1.      Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on June 18, 2004 and ending May 31, 2005.

2.      Monthly rent will be $3,000.00.

3.      City of Laredo may terminate this lease within ninety (90) days written notice.

 

2004-O-247           Closing as public easement that section of Garfield Street between Bartlett and Jarvis Avenues situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

18.    2004-R-098  Resolving that the City Manager be authorized to execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Aero Center, Inc., as Tenant, and Laredo National Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the bank’s mortgage of the lease agreement for approximately 92,192 square feet which includes approximately 24,818 square feet of hanger and office space known as Hanger No. 182 located at 5203 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport, that was authorized by Ordinance No. 95-O-156 dated August 8, 1995.

 

19.    2004-R-099 Resolving that the City Manager be authorized to execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Aero Center, Inc., as Tenant, and Laredo National Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the banks mortgage of the lease agreement for two (2) twenty thousand (20,000) gallon aboveground fuel storage tanks located on a 4,500 square foot tract of land located at the Laredo International Airport, that was authorized by Ordinance No. 95-O-157 dated August 7, 1995.

 

20.    2004-R-100 Resolving that the City Manager be authorized to execute a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement with the City of Laredo, as Landlord, Aero Center, Inc., as Tenant, and Laredo National Bank, as Mortgagee, thereby subordinating to the banks mortgage of the lease agreement for approximately 4,500 square feet constituting a tract of land located at the Laredo International Airport, that was authorized by Ordinance No.95-O-158 dated August 7, 1995.

 

21.    2004-R-102 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a Computer Accommodations for Texans with Disability (Cat-D) Computer System from San Antonio College of San Antonio, Texas.

 

22.    2004-R-104 Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services in the amount of $92,910.00 in funds and $70,000.00 in-kind from the Laredo Independent School District for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

 

23.    2004-R-105 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount not to exceed $70,000.00 and $3,684.00 of in-kind contributions for the Environmental Health and Prevention Intervention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, and to execute the grant agreement.  

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

24.    Amending the 2003 Emergency Shelter Grant contract with Laredo – Webb County Community Action Agency (CAA) to change the approved limitation imposed on the disbursement of Homeless Prevention funds allocated to CAA by allowing for an increase in rent assistance from one month to two months and from a maximum of $700.00 to a maximum of $1,000.00 and allowing for an increase in mortgage assistance from $1,500.00 to $3,000.00.

 

25.    Amending the 2003 Emergency Shelter Grant contract with Bethany House to change the approved limitations imposed on the disbursement of Homeless Prevention funds allocated to Bethany House by allowing for an increase in rent assistance from one month to two months and from a maximum of $700.00 to a maximum of $1,000.00 and allowing for an increase in mortgage assistance from $1,500.00 to $3,000.00.

 

26.    Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc., (CSS) in the amount of $45,135.00 to administer the City’s Fiscal Year 2005 General Fund Welfare Assistance Program through which rental, utility, transportation, and health care assistance is provided to indigent individuals and families residing in the community. The contract would cover expenditures for the period of October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005. Up to $40,622.00 of the General Welfare Funds would be designated for the assistance of indigent individuals and families of low income while $4,513.00 (approx. 10%) would be allocated to cover administrative expenses to include: overhead, wages, and office supplies costs incurred by Catholic Social Services.  

 

27.    Consideration to award a professional services contract to Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $272,291.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications and cost estimates for the Laredo International Airport Rehabilitation of General Aviation Apron, Phase I.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund – FAA Grant No. 42 – Purchased Professional Services / Project Engineer.

 

28.    Consideration for approval of Change Order No. 1 a decrease of $15,219.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Hillside Road 18–inch Sanitary Sewer Line Project and approval of final payment in the amount of $15,411.80 to Ramos Industries, Inc., Pasadena Texas. Final contract amount is $154,118.00.  Funding is available in the 92A Sewer Bond Funds – Hillside Trunk Line Project.

 

29.    Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder, Laredo Fence Materials Maverick Fence Company, Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $60,942.00 for the Chain Link Fencing Project for Babe Ruth Baseball Field at Father McNaboe Park. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund – Father McNaboe Park Improvements.

 

30.    Consideration to award a professional services contract to TEC Engineers & Consultants, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $49,825.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Bartlett Avenue Extension (Sandman to Hillside). Funding is available in the Transit System – 2004 Comb. Tax & Revenue C.O. – Improvements Other Than Buildings.

 

31.    Consideration to award a contract to REMOTEC, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN, in the amount of $171,296.00 for the purchase of one (1) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robot for the Police Department. This vehicle is being purchased through the State of Texas–TXMAS program. Funding is available from a Homeland Security Grant.

 

32.    Consideration to award a software maintenance contract to the sole source provider, Sunguard H.T.E. Inc., Lake Mary, FL, in the amount of $94,900.00. This maintenance contract will provide customer support and service for the Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch System, Crime’s Management System, Crackdown software, Mobile Data Terminal software and the Fire Department’s Fire Management System. Funding is available in the Police and Fire Department budgets.

 

33.    Consideration to award contract number FY04-105, for the purchase of general office supplies from the low bidders, Patria Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, and Executive Office Supply, Laredo, Texas. This contract is based on the lowest cost format utilizing a published pricer for city orders. Departments will be able to order from the vendors’ general catalogues. Funding is available in the office supply line item budgets for the respective departments.    

 

34.    Consideration to award a twelve month janitorial supply contract number FY03-043 to the low bidders, Gulf Coast Paper, Corpus Christi, Texas, Matera Paper Company, San Antonio, Texas, and Star Janitorial Supplies, Laredo, Texas, for providing general janitorial supplies to all city departments. This contract establishes the contract pricing for those janitorial supplies most commonly utilized by city departments. These vendors also offered contract pricing from their general catalogues. All items will be purchased on an as needed basis and funding will be secured from the user departments budgets.

 

35.    Consideration to award contract number FY04-125, to the sole bidder, Royal Treat Car Wash, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $56,065.00, for furnishing car wash services for the City’s automotive fleet. Funding is available in the Fleet Fund.

 

36.    Consideration to exercise the renewal option for one additional year for contract number FY04-002 to the low bidder, Rankin Auto Transmission, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $58,975.00, for transmission repairs  for the Fleet Maintenance Division. The bid pricing will be firm during the contract period and all repair work will be secured on as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

37.    Consideration to exercise a renewal option for one additional year for contract number FY04-001 to the low bidder, Garcia’s Auto Glass, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $46,122.00, for providing glass replacement service for the Fleet Maintenance Division. All work will be done on a per need basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

38.    Authorizing the City Manager to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder LEM Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $3,567,450.00 for the Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control and Rehabilitation Project.  Funding is available under the 2003 Combination Tax/Sewer Bond and the 2004 Sewer Revenue Bond.

 

39.    Refund of property tax in the amount of $9,539.84 to the following taxpayers and companies:

1.          A refund in the amount of $732.15 payable to Pollo Loco, EPL Laredo Inc. due to a double payment. Account # 800-16097-500.

2.          A refund in the amount of $727.43 payable to Border Abstract & Title Co. due to a double payment. Account # 985-80006-240.

3.          A refund in the amount of $743.27 payable to Border Abstract & Title Co. due to a double payment. Account # 989-30001-010.

4.          A refund in the amount of $617.16 payable to Citifinancial Mortgage due to an overpayment. Account # 983-50007-010.

5.          A refund in the amount of $798.24 payable to Citifinancial Mortgage due to an overpayment. Account # 985-60007-430.

6.          A refund in the amount of $508.01 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 965-20001-301.

7.          A refund in the amount of $522.00 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 968-81001-015.

8.          A refund in the amount of $531.18 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 909-00044-310.

9.          A refund in the amount of $693.40 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 925-70002-250.

10.       A refund in the amount of $648.58 payable to John W. & Gabriela Johnson due to an overpayment. Account # 986-01014-170.

11.       A refund in the amount of $928.55 payable to Tomas & Maria Fuentes due to an overpayment. Account # 965-20010-011.

12.      A refund in the amount of $2,089.87 payable to Citifinancial Mortgage due to an overpayment.  Account # 992-00003-060.

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

40.     

A.       Update by Dr. Hector Gonzalez, Health Department Director,  on the United StatesMexico Border Health Commission and the Binational Health Week/Semana Binacional De Salud (Families In Action/Familias En Accion) Activities.

 

B.       Presentation by Eddie Zavala, City of Laredo 250th Anniversary Celebration Coordinator, on the 250th Anniversary Celebration logo, with possible action.  

           

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

41.     

A.        Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

1.      Ask Council Members to reinstate funding to the Girl Scouts Paisano Council as recommended in the amount of $3,750.00.

 

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 Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the possible purchase, lease or value of a parcel of land North of Fort McIntosh, in the proximity of the Rio Grande River, 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.

 

43.    Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.074 to evaluate the performance and pay of City Manager Larry Dovalina, and return to open session for possible action.

 

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

 

44.    Consideration to reject the sole bid received from Thyssen Krupp Elevator, to award a five year elevator maintenance contract for the Transit Center located at 1301 Farragut and to authorize staff to solicit new bids. The bid pricing submitted by this vendor is approximately 54% higher than the previous contract amount. Funding is available in the Transit System Budget.

 

XVI.         ADJOURN 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 October 6, 2004 at 6:40 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary