CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-R-20

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

October 17, 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 August 15, 2005.  

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

a.      Announcing the community-wide initiative for Make a Difference Day, scheduled for October 22, 2005, where the City of Laredo, Keep Laredo Beautiful, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center, and the Rio Grande International Study Center will join in hosting another beautification project along the banks of the Rio Grande River at Las Palmas/Justo Penn Park. 

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of Jose Rogerio, Lucky Roncinske, and Francisco Rosales, of the Environmental Services Department, on their selection as September 2005 Employees of the Month.

 

b.      Recognizing Raul Perales for serving on the Telecommunications Advisory Committee from June 2002 to October 2005.

 

Communiqués

a.      Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores reports on the City of Laredo Engineering / Public Works Department.

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

a.      Appointment by Council Member Gene Belmares of Ignacio Gutierrez to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning all of Block 488, Western Division, located at the 1100 block of San Ignacio Ave., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-2 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change. 

 

2.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.28 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Riverhill Loop, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.   

 

3.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 2, Alexander Commercial Subdivision Phase I, located at 7614 Rocio Drive, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

4.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a thrift store and food services on Lots 1 - 8, Block 129, Eastern Division, located at 101 East San Jose Street; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

5.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 26.44 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A” and located north of Pita Mangana Road, from R-1MH (Single-Family Manufactured Housing District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

6.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 4.28 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A” and located on the north side of Pita Mangana Road, from R-1MH (Single-Family Manufactured Housing District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed zone change. 

 

7.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for two (2) manufactured homes as temporary housing on 18.65 acres and Lots 1 through 7, Block 1, Del Mar Hills Subdivision Section 1, located at 10 Del Mar Boulevard; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Conditional Use Permit.       

 

8.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a Nationalization of Vehicles Enterprise on Lots 4 and 5, Block 176, Western Division, located at 1019 San Bernardo Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed Conditional Use Permit.

 

9.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1, Trautmann M & I Subdivision Unit I, located at 8601 McPherson Road, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Rancho Verde Subdivision, located at 9652 McPherson Road, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed zone change. 

 

11.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a bar on Lot 1, Block 1, Rancho Verde Subdivision, located at 9652 McPherson Road; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the proposed conditional use permit.

 

12.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $8,463.00 in additional funds, for a total of $26,352.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Binational TB Card Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department and extending the grant period of November 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 to November 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005.

 

13.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a payment of $56,350.00 from South Texas Paving Company, Laredo, Texas, in lieu of dedication of 1.61 acres of park land in Woodridge Heights Subdivision as required by the City of Laredo Annexation Service Plan; and amending the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Capital Improvements Fund to appropriate revenues and expenditures in the amount of $56,350.00, provided by South Texas Paving Company for park improvements at North Central Park.

 

14.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo’s Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by transferring (1) one Administrative Assistant II position from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) to the Laredo Police Departments General Fund 101-2320 Division.  Funding to pay for the salary and fringe benefits is available from within the Laredo Police Department Operating Budget. 

 

15.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by appropriating expenditures in the amount of $537,900.00 in the Laredo Police Department Trust Fund. Funding will be used to purchase operational materials and supplies and capital outlay equipment. Items include tactical vehicles, video time lapse analysis system, surveillance equipment, computer support equipment and maintenance, drug K-9 dogs, and other needed items.  Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

16.      First public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2004-O-087 by authorizing the granting to Batista Roman Enterprises, Inc., (a non-exclusive franchise commercial container service in the City of Laredo, Texas), an increase in service rates due to fuel and equipment price increases; and amending the franchise agreement to include Batista Roman Enterprises, Inc., dba Orange Waste Management.

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

17.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Humberto Aguilera for approximately 996 square feet constituting Building No. 193 located at 5301 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on October 1, 2005, and ending on September 30, 2010.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a one hundred and eighty (180) day notice from the party terminating to the other. Monthly rent shall be $825.00 and shall be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. Mr. Humberto Aguilera was the successful bidder meeting all bid specifications.

 

18.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Ronny Salamon d/b/a Avionics Services International for approximately 6,174 square feet constituting Building No. 1338 located at 4015 North Jarvis Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on October 1, 2005 and ending on September 30, 2010.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a one hundred and eighty (180) day written notice.  Monthly rent shall be $1,503.00 and will be adjusted annually accordingly to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Mr. Ronny Salamon was the successful bidder meeting all bid specifications.

 

19.      Amending Ordinance No. 2002-O-047 and No. 2004-O-050 by dividing Precinct 345 into two (2) voting precincts to be numbered voting precincts 345 and 359;   and by dividing voting precinct 446 into two (2) voting precincts to be numbered voting precincts 446 and 458; providing for publication and providing for an effective date.

 

20.      Ordering and proclaiming a Special City Election to fill a vacancy for Council Member for District VII to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006, designating polling places, designating the runoff date; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Webb County Elections Administrator; and providing for publication.

 

21.      Accepting funding through a grant under Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Texas in the amount of $97,640.00. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost ($73,230.00) will be provided by the grant and the remaining twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost ($24,410.00) will be an in-kind match from the City of Laredo. This is to fund a project that will develop a comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Action Plan for the City of Laredo.

 

22.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with St. Patrick’s Church of a parcel of land of 3,455.00 square foot (0.0793 acre) located at the corner of Fenwick and Del Mar, as described in Exhibit A of Exhibit 1 attached hereto, for a term of 10 years at a monthly rent of $25.00; and providing for effective date.

 

23.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey a twelve (12)-foot-wide  Easement and Right-of-Way to AEP Texas Central Company for the installation of a three (3)-phase in-line pole to serve Fire Station No. 14 on Cielito Lindo Boulevard. Said twelve (12)-foot-wide Easement and Right-of-way containing 1,925.48 square feet (0.0442 of an acre), out of Lot No. 2, Block No. 3, of the Cielito Lindo Commercial Plat, recorded in Volume 23, page 56, of the Map Records of Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit A; and providing for an effective date.

 

24.      Establishing guidelines and criteria governing tax abatements by the City of Laredo; providing for severability; providing for an effective date and publication.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

25.       

2005-O-252               Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a nationalization of vehicles enterprise on Lots 8-12, Block 808, Western Division, located at 3019 San Bernardo Avenue; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-253               Authorizing the City Manager’s acceptance of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the amount of $87,750.00 with $29,250.00 in matching funds for a total of $117,000.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget for the NPDES Fund by appropriating the said grant revenue to the appropriate expenditure accounts. The grant funds will be used for the Chacon Creek Stream Restoration Project, Phase-2. 

 

2005-O-254               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Communication System Fund Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,600,000.00 respectively. The revenues are from lease purchase proceeds related to financing of necessary equipment for the 800 MHz Trunked Radio Communication System. As Amended.

 

2005-O-255               Authorizing the City Manager to amend the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 250th Anniversary Celebration Budget to appropriate a fund balance in the amount of $25,230.00 for a total budget of $59,665.00 for scheduled 250th Anniversary Celebration Events. 

 

2005-O-256               Amending the City of Laredo 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget for the Communication System Fund in the amount of $1,159,758.00.  The City of Laredo will be utilizing these funds for the purchase of equipment for the City of Laredo’s proposed 800 MHz Trunked Radio Communication System.  Funding is available as a transfer-in from various City Departments. 

 

2005-O-257               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $16,500.00 in grant funds from the United States –Mexico Border Health Commission in coordination with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) for the Border Binational Health Week of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through October 23, 2005.

 

2005-O-258               Amending the City of Laredo 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the amount of $124,624.00 and accepting a grant awarded by the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the amount of $124,624.00 for the 2005 – 2006 Justice Assistance Grant. The Office of Justice Programs is contributing the full grant amount of $124,624.00 with no match amount required of the City of Laredo. The City of Laredo and Webb County will each receive $62,312.00. The City of Laredo will utilize this funding for the purchase of equipment for Homeland Security purposes by the Laredo Police Department for the period of October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2008.

 

2005-O-259               Accepting a grant in the amount of $94,442.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation for the Comprehensive Commercial Motor Vehicle STEP Program and amending the City of Laredo’s Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the amount of $44,442.00. The City of Laredo will be contributing a cash match in the amount of $24,668.00 for a total grant amount of $119,110.00. This grant is for overtime and fringe benefits.

 

2005-O-260               Amending the City of Laredo’s 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the Capital Grant Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,750,000.00 received in federal funds in 2005 to initiate the installation and activation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

2005-O-261               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget for the Water Operations Fund by increasing the Full Time Equivalent positions (FTE’s) by five (5) and drawing down an opening balance and appropriating expenses in the amount of $469,424.00, for the addition of a five (5) member water distribution crew and equipment.

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

26.      2005-R-106     Authorizing the City Manager to accept a donation of a K-9 Dog from Mr. Raul Nava, at no cost to the City of Laredo.  The Laredo Police Department will add the K-9 Dog to the existing K-9 Unit to assist in the apprehension of illegal drugs.

 

27.      2005-R-108     Accepting the donation of one (1) parcel of land as a Utility Easement from Prada Development, Ltd., this being a 1.1285 acre parcel of land, more or less, same being a 20-foot Sanitary Sewer Easement out of the Camilo Prada Machin 134.227 acre tract recorded in Volume 720, Pages 26-37 of the Webb County Deed Records, situated within the City of Laredo limits, Webb County Texas; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B. 

 

28.      2005-R-109     Accepting the donation of a tract of 22.087 acres from Muller Family Partnership, LTD., which is described by metes and bounds in the Warranty Deed dated September 24, 2005, attached to this Resolution as Exhibit A; and dedicating said 22.087 acres as a City Park to be called Robert Muller Park.

 

29.      2005-R-110     Adopting the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management by the City of Laredo, Texas. The need for adopting this is federally mandated as a pre-condition to the receipt of federal grants, contracts, and activities related to the management and preparedness for certain disasters and hazard situations; and directing the City Manager to submit a copy of this Resolution to the Division of Emergency Management – Texas Department of Public Safety.

 

30.      2005-R-111     Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Encinal for the daily disposal of garbage at the City of Laredo’s landfill site at a reduced rate of thirty ($30.00) dollars per ton for a one (1) year term, effective August 2, 2005.

 

31.      2005-R-112     Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land for the Upper Zacate Creek Improvements Project.  Said parcel being Lot 2, Block 16, Sanchez Ranchito Acreage Trust Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and authorizing staff to negotiate for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcel if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/ or inability to locate the listed owner. 

 

32.      2005-R-113     Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services in the estimated amount of $3,465,491.00 in funds from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program for the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.

 

33.      2005-R-114     Authorizing the City Manager to execute Grant Agreement CSJ No. M622LREDO with the Texas Department of Transportation under the Routine Airport Maintenance Program in the amount of $30,000.00 for the purpose of airside and landside maintenance at the Laredo International Airport. The City’s fifty (50%) percent Local Match for this project in the amount of $30,000.00 is available in the Airport Construction Fund.

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

34.      Consideration to award a contract to the sole source provider, Transcore LP, for the purchase of an additional 7,000 Automatic Vehicle Identification (A.V.I.) tags as part of the current toll collection system in an amount not to exceed $245,000.00.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Fund.

 

35.      Consideration for approval of Change Order No. 1 an increase of $1,124.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Reconstruction of the Market/Bartlett Intersection, and approval of final payment in the amount of $4,754.50 to ALC Construction, LLC., Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $37,429.00.  Funding is available in the Transit Tax and Revenue CO 2005 – Improvements Other Than Buildings – Project: TRMARK.

 

36.      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with the consulting firms named below for intergovernmental, informational, and advocacy services to be provided to the City of Laredo during the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. Funding is available in the General Fund Purchased Professional Services Account. The annual Washington, D.C., reception expenses will be paid through private sector sponsorships.

 

§         Miller Van Eaton, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC, in the amount of $84,000.00 plus out of pocket expenses not to exceed $11,550.00 and up to $30,000.00 for expenses to be incurred for the annual Washington, D.C.,  reception.

§         Government Relations Consultants, Oakton, Virginia, in the amount of $90,000.00 plus travel and other out of pocket expenses as may be pre-approved.

§         Baker Botts, LLP, Austin, Texas in the amount of $60,000.00, plus out of pocket expenses not to exceed $5,000.00.

§         McWilliams & Associates, Austin, Texas, in the amount of $48,000.00.

 

37.      Consideration to authorize payment to seven (7) vendors, Sprint, Intrado, DIR, SBC, Cingular, Nextel and Verizon, for providing 9-1-1 telephone network, database, wireless, equipment lease,  and equipment maintenance services for the Four (4) County Regional 9-1-1 System in the projected amount of $466,000.00. Projected amounts are based on telephone counts at time of billing.  Funding is available in the 9-1-1 Regional Fund. 

 

38.      Consideration to authorize the City Manager to place work orders with several advertising agencies for the design and production of advertisements and marketing materials to promote the City of Laredo as a destination.  Funding is available in the Convention & Visitors Bureau Marketing Division Budget.

 

39.      Authorizing the City Manager to award a contract to Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas, not to exceed $36,900.00 for analytical services on stormwater samples in accordance with EPA approved standard methods.  These samples are required under the TPDES Stormwater permit.  Funding is available in the Environmental Services Department Budget.

 

40.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a renewal of a professional services contract with Carlos J. Romero, D.D.S., in an amount up to $65,000.00 to provide public health services to clients of the Dental Clinic of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.  Funding is available in the Texas Department of State Health Services Title-V Dental Budget.

 

41.      Motion to authorize the City Manager and staff to negotiate the final terms of a $50,000.00 settlement of an outstanding dispute between Time Warner Cable and the City.  The pending payment resolves the issues in dispute in regard to an audit of franchise fee payments and neither party waives or concedes its position on the issues.  This settlement will not control the resolution of these issues should they arise in the future.

 

42.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Serving Children and Adolescents In Need (SCAN) for Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 in the amount of $13,500.00.  Funding is available in the General Fund / Aid to Other Agencies.

 

43.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with the Laredo Animal Shelter for animal control services for Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 in the amount of $146,000.00.  Funding is available in the General Fund / Aid to Other Agencies.

 

44.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with the Children’s International Advocacy Center of Webb County in the amount of $22,500.00.  Funding is available in the General Fund / Aid to Other Agencies.

 

45.      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one (1) year service agreement with Sungard H.T.E., Inc., Lake Mary, FL, in the amount of $84,955.00. The service agreement is for service and maintenance on the financial applications residing on the City’s IBM iSeries computer system for the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.

 

46.      Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate a contract with United Sports Equities, LLC, for the lease of Veterans Field based on their proposal to bring semi-professional baseball to Laredo Veterans Field. 

 

47.      Authorizing the City Manager to initiate a feasibility study for the development of a new baseball facility for the purpose of accommodating a semi-professional baseball team in the City of Laredo; and to make periodic staff reports to City Council on the subject.

 

48.      Refund of property tax in the amount of $3,699.28 to the following taxpayers and companies:

1.      A refund in the amount of $3,699.28 payable to Daniel E. O’Connell, bankruptcy trustee, due to an overpayment.  Account # 559-01794-120.

49.      Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll. The amount to be adjusted for the month of September 2005 represents an increase of $56,767.18. These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

50.      Consideration to award a professional services contract to NRS of Harlingen, Texas for the amount of $242,000.00 to design and prepare plans and specifications for the TAMIU 2.0 million gallon elevated storage tank.  Funding is available in the 2005 Water Bond Issuance.

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

51.       

A.                 Discussion with possible action regarding the Laredo Commission for Women 2005 – 2006 Action Plan and requesting funding for the proposed activities.

 

B.                 Presentation by Mr. Mike Pescador, Interim Parks and Recreation Director, regarding available city property for possible use as a water park, with possible action.

 

C.                Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer Victor Villarreal’s first request for an extension of injury leave with pay in accordance with Chapter 143 Section 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

52.       

A.                 Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the flooding problem at the 3600 Block of Ash Street.

 

B.                 Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding amending Section 28-105 of the Code of Ordinances which would allow for additional locations for permitted street vendors.

 

C.                Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding police surveillance in the Azteca Neighborhood.

2.           Discussion with possible action regarding increasing Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 third party funding to the Border Area Nutrition Council by $10,000 for a total award of $28,125.00.

3.           Discussion with possible action regarding the creation of a soccer field in the Las Palmas Park with District VIII Capital Improvement Project discretionary funding.

4.           Receive inquiry from Joseph Chalko – Bush regarding the creation of a citizen police review board.

 

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.

 

53.      Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate on the value of, and possible exchange of real property located in and around the Laredo International Airport, 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.

 

54.      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.           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, October 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                               

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

               City Secretary