CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-R-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

February 7, 2005

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 December 6, 2004.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

a.      Presentation by Linda Payle, Parent Involvement Coordinator for the Webb County Head Start Program.

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

 

a.      Recognition of the Financial Services Department for its distinguished achievement of excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the sixteenth consecutive year. This award is the highest form of recognition for state and local governments.

b.      Recognizing the Laredo Heat and Laredo Blaze Basketball Teams who garnered 1st and 5th place, respectively in the 10 and 13 year old age group competitions, at the Disney Wide World of Sports, USSSA 3 on 3 World Champion held January-14-16, 2005 in Orlando Florida.

 

Communiqués

 

a.      Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores reports on the City of Laredo Finance Department.

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.      Appointments by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores of Rene Ornes to the Building Standards Board.

b.      Appointment by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores of Council Member Johnny Rendon to the Audit / Finance Committee.    

c.      Appointment by Mayor Pro Tempore Johnny Amaya of John Charles to the Transportation and Traffic Safety Committee.

d.      Appointment by Mayor Pro Tempore Johnny Amaya of Oscar Mendoza to the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2004-2005 Annual Operating Budget in the Laredo Fire Department Prevention and Arson Fund Budget by accepting a donation of $750.00 from Wal-Mart Stores and appropriating said funds for the purpose of purchasing Fire Safety Educational and Promotional Materials for the Fire Prevention Division.

 

2.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $6,251.00 in additional funds, totaling $338,841.00 from the South Texas Development Council for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Title II Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period of April 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

3.           Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the lease agreement for approximately 16,291.44 square feet of land located at 1719 E. Hillside Street at the Laredo International Airport between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Miguel A. Rojas, as Lessee.  Original lease agreement was approved by Ordinance No. 95-O-177 dated August 7, 1995, and was amended by Ordinance No. 98-O-284 dated November 2, 1998.  Proposed amendment will modify Section 6.04 titled “Lessee’s Right to Encumber”   in order to allow Lessee to encumber the lease until August 2015.  All other terms and conditions remain the same and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

4.            

2005-O-024             Amending the City of Laredo’s Land Development Code Handbook, Article IV, Section 24.63, entitled Permitted Uses and Appendix A, by establishing and defining the retail sale of imported crafts in specified zoning districts; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2005-O-025             Amending the Street Name Map of the City of Laredo by renaming Farm to Market 255 to State Highway 255; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2005-O-026             Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.42 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit A, located approximately south of Masterson Road and east of Santa Fe Subdivision, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date. (As Amended)

 

2005-O-027             Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.95 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located east of Hwy 83 and north of Southgate Boulevard, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-028             Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 35 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at 9998 S. Hwy 83, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-029             Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 5 and 6, Block 2, Eastern Division, located at 3420 Guerrero Street, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-030             Amending Chapter 24, Article 1, Section 24.1.2.1 of the Code of Ordinances & Land Development Code: Historic District / Landmark Board created, composition, appointment, and terms of office of members; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)

 

2005-O-031             Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Bridge System Fiscal Year 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by appropriating $378,728.00 from the Bridge System Construction fund balance to the Machinery & Equipment and Engineer Fees accounts. Funding will be used for expenses related to the Toll Equipment Upgrade and Engineer Fees for “El Portal Project “.           

 

2005-O-032             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association, Inc., (W.B.C.A.) for approximately fifteen (15) 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 is for two (2) days commencing February 12, 2005 and ending on February 13, 2005. 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.

 

2005-O-033             Authorizing the City Manager to execute Lessor’s Consent of an Assignment of the Ground Lease dated August 19, 2002 and all amendments of modifications thereto between the City of Laredo, as Landlord, and Prime Sites, LLC, as Tenant, for approximately 12,713 square feet of land located at 1820 Pappas Street for the purpose of locating an antenna tower at the Laredo International Airport. Prime Sites, LLC, assigns its rights and interest under the Ground Lease to SBA Properties, Inc. All terms and conditions of the original lease agreement remain the same and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-034             Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with the County of Webb, on behalf of the Webb County Head Start Program Child Development Center, for the properties locally described as Lots 5 & 6, Block 113, Eastern Division, located at 2802 McDonnell Avenue in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-035             Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey four (4) drainage easements to the State of Texas, at their market value, for the U. S. Highway 83 @ State Highway 359 Interchange Project. Said four parcels being: Parcel 25(E) – a 0.456 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land out of Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6 in Block 1783, Eastern Division, Parcel 26(E) – a 0.475  of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, being part of Canada Avenue and Chacon Street, Eastern Division, Parcel 28(E) – a 0.076 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land being part of Lots 1, 2, & 3, Block 1869, Eastern Division and Parcel 41- a 0.392 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, being part of Lots 1 & 2, Block 1784, Eastern Division.  All four parcels being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; more particularly described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibits A, B, C & D, and providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-036             Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey a 20 x 100 foot right of way and utility easement to Medina Electric Cooperative, in order to construct a secondary distribution line to serve the new water system in the Las Blancas Subdivision. Said proposed right of way and utility easement being situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County Texas; more particularly described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit A, and providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-037             Authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry Permit to the United States of America in the area encompassed by City-owned Blocks 708 and 708B, Western Division, City of Laredo, which are delineated on attached Exhibit A. Said Right-of-Entry Permit, which is described on attached Exhibit B, will be used to access the Rio Grande River in order to remove pylons from the river; and providing for an effective date. 

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

5.           2005-R-007      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an Interlocal Governmental Agreement pursuant to the Vernon’s Texas Government Code, Chapter 71, between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb, in which Webb County’s law enforcement agency, namely Webb County Sheriff’s Department and the City’s law enforcement agency, namely the Laredo Police Department, require the formation of a Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Task Force to mutually assist each other in the areas of traffic control, crowd control, and general law enforcement both within and beyond the city limits during the various Washington’s Birthday Celebration festivities scheduled for February 8, 2005 to February 20, 2005.

 

6.           2005-R-009      Accepting the donation of one utility easement from Alfredo Alvaro Liendo Jr. and Margarita Liendo for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Easement Acquisition Project, this being a 0.0518 acre, more or less, parcel of land which is out of Lot 8, Block 10, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; as described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B.

 

7.           2005-R-010      Accepting the donation of one utility easement from Jose Luis Garcia and Leticia Garcia for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision Easement Acquisition Project, this being a 0.2051 acre, more or less, parcel of land which is out of Lot 7, Block 11, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; as described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B. 

 

8.           2005-R-011      Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division in the amount of $80,000.00 with the City designating $76,493.00 in matching funds for a total of $156,493.00 for funding a Domestic Violence Grant under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the period of September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006.

 

9.           2005-R-012      A resolution by the City of Laredo, Texas, endorsing certain legislative changes to S.B.7 supported by South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc., in order to ensure that the Texas Retail Electric Market is a truly competitive market with low prices throughout Texas while eliminating cost shifting.

 

10.      2005-R-016      Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of twenty-three (23) parcels of land for the River Vega Land Acquisition Project. Said twenty-three (23) parcels being Blocks 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 220, 450, & 455 and parts of Blocks 135, 151, 152, 153, 218, 219, 221, & 451, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owners for the acquisition of said parcels by purchase at market values to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcels if staff is unable to acquire due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate a listed owner.  

XI.               MOTIONS

 

11.      Authorizing the City Manager to grant a public fireworks display permit to Melrose Pyrotechnics, Incorporated for the Washington’s Birthday Celebration event to be held at the Laredo Life Down’s on February 20, 2005.

 

12.      Consideration for approval of acceptance of the Farias Street and Lafayette Street Spray Parks and approval of final payment in the amount of $24,716.00 to TNT Construction Company, Inc., Waco, Texas. Final contract amount is $399,300.00. Funding is available in the Community Development Fund - CD Projects – Farias Splash Playground / Lafayette Splash Playground – 28th Action Year / 2002 Grant.

 

13.      Consideration for approval to award an engineering contract to Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $292,026.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Laredo International Airport Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) on Runway 35L. Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund – FAA Grant No. 41 – Purchased Professional Services / Project Engineer Fees.

 

14.      Consideration to award supply contract number FY05-036 to the following low bidders: Libcon Inc. dba Leyendecker Materials, Laredo, Texas in the amount not to exceed $1,316,250.00 for the purchase of asphalt, black base, flexible base, asphalt oils, sand, and gravel; and City Ready Mix, Laredo, Texas in the amount not to exceed $194,000.00, for the purchase of ready mix cement. These will be the primary vendors for the purchase of materials required for all city paving and construction projects. Generally, the asphalt materials have increased approximately 12% from the previous contract period. The term of this contract is for a one year period and is subject to the availability of funds. All materials are purchased on an as needed basis using the Engineering Department – Public Works Division Budget and Construction Projects Budget. 

 

15.      Consideration to amend contract number FY04-042, awarded to the low bidder, County Wide Security, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated yearly amount of $30,000.00 for providing additional security guards at the Health Department. Additional guards will be assigned to the WIC satellite clinics. Funding is available in the Health Department Budget.

 

16.      Consideration to award a two (2) year contract to SBC, through the State of Texas, Department of Information Resources (DIR) program, in an amount not to exceed $19,326.64 for Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Smart Trunk Telephone Service as related to the Universal Service Program grant application to Schools & Libraries Division / Universal Services Administrative Company / Federal Communications Commission. Contract is contingent on a grant allocation. The City of Laredo must provide a match of 10% - 13%. Funding for the match is budgeted in the FY 2004 – 2005 Main Library Annual Budget.

 

17.      Consideration to award a three (3) year contract to Time Warner / Road Runner Business Class, through the State of Texas Catalog Information Systems Vendor Purchasing Program, in an amount not to exceed $109,036.00 for Internet access connection of 20Mbps as related to Universal Service Program grant application to Schools & Libraries Division / Universal Service Administrative Company / Federal Communications Commission. Contract is contingent on a grant allocation. The City of Laredo must provide a match of 10% - 13%. Funding for the match is budgeted in FY 2004 - 2005 Main Library Annual Budget.

 

18.      Consideration to award a contract to Avnet Enterprise Solutions, through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Program in an amount not to exceed $711,780.45 for equipment, wiring, installation and maintenance as related to the Universal Service Program grant application to Schools & Libraries Division / Universal Services Administrative Company / Federal Communications Commission. Contract is contingent on a grant allocation. The City of Laredo must provide a match of 10% - 13%. Funding for the match is budgeted in FY 2004 – 2005 Main Library Annual Budget - Computer Hardware account.  

 

19.      Consideration to authorize the purchase and installation of four (4) playground modules from Park Place Recreation Designs, LTD, San Antonio, Texas, through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board) contract pricing in the total amount of $61,204.00. Utilizing Buy Board contract pricing, these playground modules will be installed along Zacate Creek Park. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Fund.

 

20.      Consideration for approval of the Plans and Specifications for Phase III, an estimate of 31 residential units, of the City of Laredo Residential Sound Insulation Program, as part of the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program; and authorization to advertise for bids for said plans and specifications. The program is funded through the Federal Aviation Administration Grant # 35 for Noise Abatement.

 

21.      Refund of property tax in the amount of $70, 647.51 to the following taxpayers and companies:

1.        A refund in the amount of $1,354.13 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 991-00017-227.

2.        A refund in the amount of $896.32 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 990-20016-010.

3.        A refund in the amount of $704.31 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 965-21003-105.

4.        A refund in the amount of $997.61 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 965-21003-065.

5.        A refund in the amount of $531.90 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 965-20001-301.

6.        A refund in the amount of $628.53 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 992-11004-340.

7.        A refund in the amount of $930.53 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 989-00012-150.

8.        A refund in the amount of $649.55 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 969-40004-074.

9.        A refund in the amount of $610.63 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 968-70004-370.

10.   A refund in the amount of $567.18 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service  due to a double payment. Account # 968-60003-170.

11.   A refund in the amount of $1,418.92 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 945-00871-455.

12.   A refund in the amount of $507.69 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 925-90001-140.

13.   A refund in the amount of $501.38 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service  due to a double payment. Account # 925-50001-010.

14.   A refund in the amount of $527.72 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 909-20003-230.

15.   A refund in the amount of $543.49 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service  due to a double payment. Account # 909-00009-160.

16.   A refund in the amount of $577.57 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 983-50011-340.

17.   A refund in the amount of $541.26 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 989-30002-612.

18.   A refund in the amount of $1,000.00 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 991-00010-090.

19.   A refund in the amount of $705.39 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 990-00004-030.

20.   A refund in the amount of $1,217.24 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 985-11001-150.

21.   A refund in the amount of $792.24 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 970-20001-370.

22.   A refund in the amount of $552.28 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 968-20015-130.

23.   A refund in the amount of $1,480.96 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 970-12006-280.

24.   A refund in the amount of $1,189.72 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 927-10005-240.

25.   A refund in the amount of $731.15 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service  due to a double payment. Account # 970-10003-170.

26.   A refund in the amount of $508.13 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 968-90004-160.

27.   A refund in the amount of $635.98 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 968-20010-080.

28.   A refund in the amount of $610.69 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 946-50002-330.

29.   A refund in the amount of $598.65 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 334-0521-051.

30.   A refund in the amount of $539.35 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 327-00191-020.

31.   A refund in the amount of $798.54 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 980-30002-040.

32.   A refund in the amount of $857.98 payable to First American Real Estate Tax Service due to a double payment. Account # 970-10005-210.

33.   A refund in the amount of $518.84 payable to Oralia Maria Garcia due to a double payment. Account # 108-00350-080.

34.   A refund in the amount of $6,657.48 payable to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage due to a double payment. Account # 927-00001-115.

35.   A refund in the amount of $528.46 payable to Analia X. Esquivel due to a double payment. Account # 968-81001-058.

36.   A refund in the amount of $1,675.63 payable to Felix S. Martinez and Sandra A. Martinez due to a double payment. Account # 927-10010-060.

37.   A refund in the amount of $1,350.69 payable to Manuel Arechiga due to a double payment. Account # 909-00661-213.

38.   A refund in the amount of $666.62 payable to Chris Cronen due to a double payment. Account # 947-40002-108.

39.   A refund in the amount of $909.76 payable to Guillermo Garcia Jr. due to a double payment. Account # 970-12006-290.

40.   A refund in the amount of $542.98 payable to Ernesto A. Meza and Nora L. Meza due to a double payment. Account # 968-30005-180.

41.   A refund in the amount of $788.35 payable to Gonzalo Soto Jr. due to a double payment. Account # 968-00007-059.

42.   A refund in the amount of $682.74 payable to Miguel Lugo Mireles due to a double payment. Account # 986-00008-529.

43.   A refund in the amount of $963.11 payable to Samuel C. Lopez and Noemi Lopez due to a double payment. Account # 980-30001-010.

44.   A refund in the amount of $1,080.42 payable to Vaquillas Development LTD due to a double payment.  Account # 900-90311-137.

45.   A refund in the amount of $677.00 payable to Falcon National Bank due to a double payment. Account # 918-10002-300.

46.   A refund in the amount of $522.02 payable to Falcon National Bank due to a double payment. Account # 937-20001-020.

47.   A refund in the amount of $1,803.03 payable to Falcon National Bank due to a double payment. Account # 945-00771-341.

48.   A refund in the amount of $576.29 payable to K B Home Lone Star LP due to a double payment. Account # 973-50045-240.

49.   A refund in the amount of $600.88 payable to K B Home Lone Star LP due to a double payment. Account # 973-50045-210.

50.   A refund in the amount of $752.62 payable to K B Home Lone Star LP due to a double payment. Account # 973-50045-020.

51.   A refund in the amount of $11,266.26 payable to Villa Del Rio LTD due to a change in value as certified by the Webb County Appraisal Review Board. Account # 978-20001-010.

52.   A refund in the amount of $13,377.31 payable to Clark’s Crossing Partners LTD due to a change in value as certified by the Webb County Appraisal Review Board. Account # 908-10001-030.

 

22.      Approving Amendment #4 to a contract with Foster Engineering Co., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $9,998.00 to cover additional surveying services required to acquire easements for water and wastewater lines at Pueblo Nuevo and Old Milwaukee. The amendment brings the total contract amount to $431,198.00. Funding is available in the Colonias Project Fund.

 

23.      Accepting the State Highway 359 Planning Area – Work Order No. 1 Wastewater Trunk Line from Chacon Creek to Los Altos and approving the release of retainage in the amount of $97,866.81 to Price Construction, Ltd., Big Spring, Texas. The final contract amount is $1,957,336.25. Funding is available in the Colonias Construction Fund.

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

24.       

A.     Discussion regarding the creation of a Special Collection Assistance Service for elderly and/or disabled customers who are unable to set out their garbage containers for pick-up and who have no one to assist them, with possible action.

 

B.     Update regarding the creation of an ordinance to address the use of mopeds, mini motor bikes, ATV’s, etc., appropriate protective gear requirements and all other applicable requirements, with possible action.

 

C.    Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2003 – 2004 Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR) prepared by the City of
Laredo’s Financial Services Department and audited by the Independent Audit Firm of Garza, Martinez, & Co. 

           

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

           

25.       

A.     Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.         Presentation by staff of the expected budget for the City to operate the Utilities Department for the 2005 – 2006 Fiscal Year. Said budget should be calculated using the same accounting procedures and structure as in the 2004 – 2005 year.

2.         Review of the City’s legal remedies against developers whose construction is inconsistent with the plans submitted to the City and approved by the City, in particular street, lighting and drainage issues, with possible action.

                                               

B.       Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.         Discussion with possible action regarding the paving of the 1500 Block of San Enrique Ave.

2.         Discussion with possible action regarding the new Civic Center / Convention Center.

3.         Discussion with possible action regarding installing an additional water fountain at the Los Dos Laredo’s Park.

4.         Discussion with possible action regarding the resurfacing of San Bernardo Ave. from Scott to Jefferson St.

                                   

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.

 

26.      Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1)(A) to consult with the City Attorney regarding contemplated litigation by United Water Services, L.L.C., against the City of Laredo, and return to open session for possible action.

 

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 situated in the northeast Laredo area, 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.

 

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 February 2, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

               City Secretary