CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2004-S-07

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

June 21, 2004

5:30 P.M.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

I.          COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Recognition

 

a.      Recognition of the  Laredo Select Hoopsters composed of local middle school girls for their 3rd place win in the Junior Varsity category of the basketball tournament held June 16, 2004, in Elgin, Texas.

 

II.                  PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.               Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2003-2004 Hotel Motel Fund  budget by appropriating a drawdown of $250,000.00 from the opening balance by amending the transfer of funds to the Convention and Visitors Fund, and amending the City of Laredo’s Convention and Visitors Fund budget by appropriating revenues and expenses in the amount of $250,000.00, which will be placed in a Miss Texas Pageant division, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budgets.

 

III.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

           

2.               This item replaces Final Reading # 2004-O-141 on regular City Council agenda.

 

2004-O-141      Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “Surface Only,” at its market value of $7,583.18, for certain property described as a 5,924.36  sq. ft. (0.1360 of an acre) tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of the 2200 block of Lincoln Street between Eagle Pass Avenue and the Laredo Community College property line to Millco International, Inc.; said tract being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being generally described on attached Exhibit “A”; and providing for an effective date.

 

 

IV.       MOTIONS

           

3.               Consideration to amend the existing contract with Crystal Group, Inc., a Texas Corporation from $150,000.00 to $260,000.00 to include contractual obligations of the City of Laredo related to lightning and staging of the “Miss Texas USA Pageant.”  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau budget.

 

4.               Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Laredo Entertainment Center for the purposes of hosting the Miss Texas USA Pageant, which includes expenses for the move-in move-out, Preliminary Competition, Dress Rehearsal, Final Show and Live Telecast at a cost not to exceed $100,000.00.

 

5.               This item replaces item #45 on the regular City Council agenda.

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend a contract with Montgomery Watson Harza in the amount of $137,618.00 under the Chlorine and Ammonia Improvement Project for additional design services to install onsite generation chemical fees systems at remote sites such as Mary Help of Christians, Sierra Vista, and Milmo Booster Stations.  Incorporating other beneficial changes to the operations of such equipment and amending the final project professional services cost to $414,303.00.  Funding is available in the 2000 CO Bond, Compress Gas Containment.

 

V.        GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

6.                

 

A.        Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

 

1.      Presentation by American Electric Power (AEP) representative regarding the power outage of Friday, June 11, 2004.

           

B.                 Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon

1.      Discussion with possible action on activating Aerial Truck # 3 and Ambulance # 12 to be operating at Fire Station # 12 as previously approved on September 17, 2001, in reference to Ordinance 2001-O-209 as unanimously approved by the City Council.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Hector J. Garcia)

 

C.                Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

The following items replace items 54. D. 1, 2, and 4 on the regular City Council agenda.

                                     

1.      Discussion with possible action on establishing a procedure to inform the public of power blackouts.

 

2.      Discussion with possible action on extending the bus route to the Rio Vista area.

 

3.      Discussion with possible action on placing Council Member requests at the beginning of the agenda.

 

 

 

VI.       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.

 

 

VII.      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 Friday, June 18, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. 

 

                                               

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                             City Secretary