CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-R-11

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

June 6, 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

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

a.      Presentation by Laredo Independent School District (LISD) Interim Superintendent, Sylvia Bruni, on a proposed $60 million 2005 School Bond Election.

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of Carlos Ramirez of the City of Laredo’s City Secretary Office  on his selection as May 2005 Employee of the Month

 

b.      Recognizing Jennifer Gonzalez, Miss Laredo, with a $2,200.00 sponsorship from the City of Laredo to assist with her pageant expenses as she officially represents the Gateway City during the 2005 Miss Texas USA competition.  Miss Laredo will also assist in the official drawing to award two VIP tickets to attend the telecast of the pageant scheduled for June 26, 2005.

 

c.      Recognition of Teresa Contreras, Martin High School; Daniela Prado, Nixon High School; and Arturo Jimenez, United South High School for placing in the 2005 District, Regional and State Track and Field Competitions.

 

Communiqués

a.      Recognition awarded by the Mayor and Members of the City Council to all City of Laredo Departments participating in the 2005 United Way fundraising campaign and their efforts to raise over $129,000.00 for the 25  institutions assisted through this program.  Special awards to be presented include: the Gold Glass award - Fire Department; the Silver Glass award - Police Department; the Bronze Glass award - Bridge, Health, Parks and Recreation and the City Manager's Office; the Mucho Corazon award and Most Presentations of the Year award bestowed by United Way on Jerry Leal, Public Access Center Manager; and the Distinguished Officer award bestowed by United Way upon Linda Teniente, Administrative Services Department employee.

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

a.      Appointment by Council Member Hector J. Garcia of Rebecca Azios Benavides to the Laredo Commission for Women.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues in the amount of $9,000.00 to the City of Laredo Health Department’s share of program income projected to be earned through lab fees, dental co-payments, adult health lab fees, and Medicaid fee reimbursements collected by the Texas Department of State Health Services Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) Program, grant period from September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005. The program income generated will be applied to further the activities and the scope of work of this program.

 

2.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues in the amount of $2,000.00 to the City of Laredo Health Department’s share of program income projected to be earned through fees collected from client co-payments and Medicaid fee reimbursements by the Texas Department of State Health Services-La Familia Health Care Program, grant period from September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005.  The program income generated will be applied to further the activities and the scope of work of this program.

 

3.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues in the amount of $17,618.00 to the City of Laredo Health Department’s share of program income projected to be earned through fees collected from vaccines administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services-Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program, grant period from January 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005. The program income generated will be applied to further the activities and the scope of work of this program.

 

4.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues in the amount of $1,000.00 to the City of Laredo Health Department’s share of program income projected to be earned through fees collected from x-rays and Medicaid fee reimbursements by the Texas Department of State Health Services-Tuberculosis Elimination Program, grant period from September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005.  The program income generated will be applied to further the activities and the scope of work of this program.

 

5.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount $86,124.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for a total budget amount of $549,201.00 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.

 

6.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $12,274.00 from the University of Texas at San Antonio for a “Walking in Laredo / Andando en Laredo” (Pilot) Pedometer Pilot Study by the City of Laredo Health Department, and to extend the term of the study six additional months from June 15, 2005 through December 31, 2005, bringing the total grant amount to $15,674.00.

 

7.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $27,500.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services – Office of Border Health for the City of Laredo Health Department, period beginning June 1, 2005 through August 31, 2005.  These funds are awarded specifically for the “Binational Health to Foster Development” Conference to be held on June 21, 2005 through June 24, 2005.

 

8.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004 General Fund Budget and Bridge System Fund by transferring $615,000.00 from the General Fund and appropriating it in the Bridge System Fund.  The amendment will draw down $ 615,000.00 from the General Fund opening balance and appropriate a transfer out in the same amount to the Bridge System for the purpose of funding the engineering and the preparation costs associated with the construction of a one way south bound bridge ramp (The Santa Ursula Connector). (Action needed on item #21 prior to introduction of ordinance.)  

 

9.           Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $50,000.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation for the Driving While Impaired Enforcement and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Annual Budget in the amount of $50,000.00.  This grant is for overtime salaries and fringe benefits which are funded 100% by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant, Section 5307, TX-90-X664, in the amount of $2,081,869.00 for Fiscal Year 2004-2005; and to amend the Transit System’s Operating Budget by decreasing the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 FTA Operating Grant contribution from $3,200,000.00 to $2,081,869.00 and increasing the Transit sales tax match for operating expenses from $4,079,947.00 to $5,198,078.00 and providing for grant funds to be deposited in the City of Laredo Transit Fund.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

11.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to lease agreement authorized by Ordinance No. 2005-O-074 dated April 4, 2005, with Paul Young Properties, Ltd., for approximately 3.632 acres of land located north of the Airport Passenger Terminal at the Laredo International Airport by allowing Paul Young Properties, Ltd., to assign its leasehold interest to Paul Young Chevrolet, Inc. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

12.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the lease agreement approved by Ordinance No. 91-O-266 dated December 2, 1991, and as amended by Ordinance No. 2000-O-210 dated August 28, 2000, with Josefa Lago de Sarabia, Lessee, for Hangar No. 162 located at the Laredo International Airport.  Said lease will be amended as follows.

A.       Extend the lease term an additional five (5) years ending on September 30, 2014;

B.       Allow Lessee to assign its leasehold interest; with prior written consent from Lessor;

C.       Apply insurance proceeds received in the amount of Fourteen Thousand Seven Hundred Forty-Six Dollars ($14,746.00) for Lessee’s use to make structural roof repairs; and

D.       Waive Lessee’s rental obligation for three months.

All other terms and conditions remain in the same and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

13.      Approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign an interlocal agreement with Webb County for the purposes of:

(1) accepting a grant in the amount of $50,000.00 from Webb County for lighting improvements at the baseball field at Father McNaboe Park;

(2) accepting a grant in the amount of $50,000.00 from Webb County for specified improvements to be done at Noon Lions Park; and

(3) authorizing the City Manager to lease a parcel of 4,956.00 square feet out of the Ladrillera Recreation Center Area to Webb County for a term of 5 years at no rent, and 60 day right of termination and commencing when this ordinance is passed; all as set forth in Exhibit 1 attached to this ordinance; and providing for effective date.

 

14.      Closing as public easements those sections of Maher Avenue between Bustamante Street and Bartlett Avenue, including the west turning lane towards Bartlett Avenue and that section of Daugherty Avenue between Bustamante Street and Maher Avenue, situated in the Laredo Airport Subdivision, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

15.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to Consuelo Lugo Rivas and Fred Boubel, Jr. for the “Surface Only” at its adjusted market value of $3,641.00 for certain property described as Tract “A” containing 661.66 sq. ft. (0.0152 of an acre), and Tract “B” containing 2,354.46 sq. ft. (0.0541 of an acre) both tracts being out of the former north one-half section of Canada Avenue between O’Kane and Clark Streets provided that the City of Laredo retains entire Tract “B” as a drainage and utility easement; said tracts being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being generally described on attached Exhibits “A”, “B” and “C”  and providing for an effective date.

 

16.      Amending Chapter 19, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic”, Article VIII; Stopping, Standing or Parking, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo: Specifically Section 19-364, Restricted Parking Areas, establishing a “Bus Only/No Parking Anytime/Tow Away Zone” everyday between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the east side of the 700 Block of Juarez, and on the North Side of the 400 Block of Farragut Street, and a “Taxicab Stand/No Parking Anytime/Tow Away Zone”, everyday between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and  10 p.m., on the south side of the 400 block of Matamoros Street, within city limits of Laredo; providing severability and for an effective date and publication.

 

17.      Amending Chapter 19, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic”, Article VIII; Stopping, Standing or Parking, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo; specifically Section 19-364, restricted parking areas, establishing a “No Parking Anytime/Tow Away Zone” on the east and west side of Livingston Drive, between North Star Drive and Shiloh Drive and between Shiloh Drive and 300 feet north of Shiloh Drive, within city limits of Laredo; providing severability and for an effective date and publication.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

18.       

2005-O-118                  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Juan Morales Plat, located at 11102 Mines Road, from B-4 (Highway Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-119                  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the Tex Mex Right-of-Way of Block 1343, Eastern Division, located at the intersection of Jarvis Avenue and Market Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-120                  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for an amusement redemption machine establishment on Lot 8, Block 4, Western Division, located at 1309 and 1311 Iturbide Street; providing for publication and effective date.

 

2005-O-121                  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for inventory storage on Lots 1 and 3, Block 992, Western Division, located at 3902 Main Avenue; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-122                  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 53.65 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at 1450 Concord Hills Boulevard, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-123                  Authorizing the City Manager to accept $18,000.00 in contributions and amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004–2005 CVB Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $18,000.00 to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund. 

 

2005-O-124                  Amending City of Laredo Code of Ordinance, Chapter 23 Parks and Recreation, by adding Section 23.8, prohibiting child sex offenders from entering any city park and from loitering on a public way within 300 feet of a city park; and defining Child Safety Zone, City Park, Child Sex Offender, Loiter and Public Way; providing for enforcement procedures and penalties; and providing for severability and effective date. 

 

2005-O-125                  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to Robert W. McMahon for the “Surface Only” at its market value of $2,400.00 for certain property described as a tract of land containing 900 square feet or 0.02066 of an acre, more or less, situated in Porcion 25, Abstract 50, Webb County, Texas, being generally described on attached Exhibit; and providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-126                  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to El Portal Center, LLC., for the “Surface Only”, at its market value of $100,000.00 for certain property described as being a 6,666 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of Davis Avenue between Zaragoza and Water Streets, situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas being generally described on the attached Exhibit; and providing for an effective date.

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

19.      2005-R-052      Accepting the donation of two utility easements from San Juana l. Medellin for the Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision easement acquisition project; these being:

(1) a 0.0179 acre, more or less, parcel of land which is out of Lot 1, 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; and

(2) a 0.0275 acre, more or less, parcel of land which is out of Lot 2, Block 11, Pueblo Nuevo Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits C and D.

 

20.      2005-R-053      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City of Laredo and Fasken Limited for funding the installation of a traffic signal on FM 1472 and Fasken Blvd.

 

21.      2005-R-054      A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse costs of $615,000.00 related to the engineering designs and preparation plans in order to build a one way south bound bridge ramp (The Santa Ursula Connector).  

 

22.      2005-R-055      Directing publication of Notice of Intention to issue City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2005, in the principal amount of $17,000,000.00 for paying all or a portion of the City’s contractual obligations for the purpose of purchasing trucks, vehicles and equipment for the Fire Department and purchasing trucks and vehicles for Planning, Building and Public Works Departments, acquiring and constructing a City Communication System and improvements to City Health Clinic and the acquisition of land and equipment, together with improvements for municipal parks to wit:  East Side Sports Complex, North Central Sports Park Phase I, Father McNaboe Park, Northwest Recreation Center, together with the construction of improvements to Father McNaboe Park and the Northwest Recreation Center/Pool and the acquisition of Land and Preliminary Design for Drainage Purposes for Zacate Creek, Manadas Creek and Chacon Creek and design and Drainage Improvements for Maryland/Taylor Creek, Flecha Lane and Riverfront Vega Phase I, and for the payment of legal, fiscal and engineering fees in connection with such projects.

 

23.      2005-R-056      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into agreement with Sate of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to accept a grant in the amount of $22,672.00 with a local in kind match for the Outdoor Exposure Recreational Program.

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

24.      Consider a recommendation to authorize the City Manager to approve Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $95,000.00 to the contract with URS Greiner Woodward Clyde, Airport Master Plan and Noise Study Update Consultant, to amend the scope of work by increasing the number of public hearings and public participation and to incorporate changes requested by the Federal Aviation Administration to the forecast of military operations. The total revised contract amount is $595,000.00.  Funding is available in the AIP Grant Project No. 29 within the Airport Construction Fund / Consultant Fee Account.

 

25.      Approval of services from Interlex Advertising L.L.C. thru September 30, 2005 to cover pending billing, media activity, and miscellaneous expenses through the end of Fiscal Year 2005.  The contract amount will not increase.

 

26.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the City of Laredo Landfill Type IV Cells per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  (To be named at the meeting.)

 

27.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the Engineering and Surveying Services for a 12 month period for the City of Laredo Landfill in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Subtitle D requirements of the 30 Texas Administrative Code 330 Municipal Solid Waste Regulations Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  (To be named at the meeting.)

 

28.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the Materials Recovery Center for the City of Laredo Landfill in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Project and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  (To be named at the meeting.)

 

29.      Consideration to award annual supply contracts FY05-077 to the low bidders, Hollon Oil Company, Weslaco, Texas, in the estimated amount of $24,812.00; Arguindegui Oil Co., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $22,186.55; Lone Star Lubricants, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $3,080.00; and Oil Patch Petroleum Co., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $393.70 for the purchase of lubricants for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be firm for a one-year period and all items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

30.      Consideration to authorize the City Manager to sell surplus equipment to Dimmit County Sheriff’s Department.  The sale consists of two used Ford Crown Victoria patrol units in the total amount of $3,400.00. 

 

31.      Consideration to award contract number FY05-093, a forty eight (48) month rental contract to Office Communication Systems, a Toshiba Company, San Antonio, Texas in the base amount of $33,000.00 for providing a color copier for use by all City Departments.  The copier is assigned to the City Secretary’s Office.  The cost per copy is $0.275, which is approximately 28% less than the current rate. Each user department is charged for their actual usage. Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.

 

32.      Consideration to award contract number FY05-081 to the low bidder, Hughes Supply, Helotes, Texas in the estimated annual amount of $112,809.21 for the purchase of water meters for the Utilities Department.  The bid pricing will be fixed for a one year period and will allow the department to purchase meters on an as needed basis. Funds for the purchase of these meters are available in the Utilities Department Budget.

 

33.      Consideration to authorize a contract with Tom Benson Chevrolet, San Antonio, Texas, in the total amount of $79,261.44 for the purchase of eight  (8) mid size trucks.  These trucks are assigned to the Utility Billing Division.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department Budget.

 

34.      Consideration to award contract number FY05-087 to the low bidder, National Waterworks Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the estimated amount of $103,262.96 for the purchase of rubber couplings, and PVC pipe used for wastewater applications for the Utilities Department.  These materials are purchased on an as needed basis by the Utilities Department – Wastewater Operations for construction and repair projects.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department Budget.

 

35.      Consideration to award contract number FY05-080 to the low bidder, National Waterworks Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the estimated amount of $144,445.77; Ferguson Waterworks, McAllen, Texas in the estimated amount of $37,654.50; Hughes Supply Inc., Helotes, Texas, in the estimated amount of $25,273.84; and ACT Pipe and Supply, Pharr, Texas, in the estimated amount of $11,004.00 for the purchase of mechanical joint fittings, valve boxes and pipe tubing for the Utilities Department. These materials are purchased on an as needed basis by the Utilities Department – Water Operations for construction and repair projects. Funding is available in the Utilities Department.

 

36.      Consideration to award contract FY05-083 to the low bidders:  Laroche Industries Inc., Atlanta, GA (anhydrous ammonia); AOC Welding Supplies, Laredo, TX (anhydrous ammonia cylinders, liquid chlorine cylinders);  FSTI, Manor, TX (Liquid Sodium Hydroxide); Kemiron Companies, Inc., Lawrence, KS (liquid ferric sulfate); DPC Industries, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX (calcium hypochlorite); Altivia Corp., Houston, TX (liquid chlorine); Bay Chemical Co., Odem, TX (liquid aluminum sulfate, liquid ammonium sulfate); Pennco Inc, San Felipe, TX (liquid ferric sulfate); Polydyne Inc, Richboro, GA (cationic polymer bulk/tote); Nalco Company, Naperville, IL (wastewater polymer); and Univar USA, Corpus Christi, TX (bleach sodium hypochlorite);  for providing water and wastewater treatment chemicals for the Utilities Department. The annual estimated amount is $625,000.00.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department Budget.              

 

37.      Consideration to award contract FY05-085 to the low bidder, Castaneda Sand and Gravel, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $40,000.00 for the purchase of top soil and fill dirt. This is an annual contract and all materials will be purchased on an as needed basis throughout the year for park maintenance and park projects. Funding is available in the Parks and Recreation Department and Park Construction Project Budgets.

 

38.      Consideration to aware annual supply contract number FY05-076 for the purchase of unleaded and low sulfur and high sulfur diesel fuel for the City of Laredo’s fleet to the low bidder, Oil Patch Petroleum, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas, or to Arguindegui Oil Co., Laredo, Texas, under the local bidder’s preference provision of the Texas Local Government Code 271.905.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

39.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for reimbursable expenses up to $10,000.00 with the State of Texas Marine Corp League in support of the League’s conference held in Laredo on June 2-5, 2005.with  

 

40.      Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to LEH Contractors, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $219,950.00 for the Los Obispos Phase I Project.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvements Fund- Los Obispos Housing Project.

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

41.       

A.         Update report on the status of the Colonias Project.

 

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

42.       

 

A.        Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

1.           Status report on the Dryden and Eastwood parks, with possible action.

 

B.        Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the use of $5,000.00 from District V Discretionary Capital Improvement Project Funds for the construction of a sidewalk within Chaparral Park.

 

C.        Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the use of the Civic Center Ballroom and the Veterans Field for a fireworks display and an exhibition baseball game for the 4th of July Celebration.

2.           Discussion with possible action on having a parade from St. Peter’s Plaza to the Civic Center for the 4th of July Celebration.

3.           Discussion with possible action regarding the addition of two (2) parking spaces for taxis at San Agustin Plaza.

4.           Discussion with possible action regarding waiving the entrance fee for the 250th Anniversary 7 Cultures 7 Flags Festival; explanation of the expenses for the 250th Anniversary Celebration activities and fee justification.  

 

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.

 

43.      Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1)(A) to consult with City Attorney regarding the pending case of Martin Villarreal et al. v. City of Laredo, et al, Cause No. L-03-CV-011 in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division; and possible action thereon.

 

44.      Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in regards to deliberating the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property located northwest of the Laredo International Airport, for the purposes of drainage improvements and airport purposes, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person; and return to open session for possible action.

           

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

 

45.      Consideration to award annual supply contract number FY05-076 for the purchase of unleaded and low sulfur and high sulfur diesel fuel for the City of Laredo’s fleet to the low bidder, Oil Patch Petroleum, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas, or to Arguindegui Oil Co., Laredo, Texas, under the local bidder’s preference provision of the Texas Local Government Code 271.905.  Funding is available in the Transit Fund.

 

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 Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

                                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                          City Secretary