CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-R-22

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

November 21, 2005

5:30 P.M.

DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT

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I.                    CALL TO ORDER

 

II.                  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.                ROLL CALL

 

IV.               MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of September 16, 2005.

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of the City of Laredo Youth Exchange Committee.

b.      Recognition of the Code Enforcement Division Inspectors for receiving the “Congressional Award to the Code Enforcement Division Inspectors for distinguished and outstanding service and dedication to the Community, the State, and the Nation”.

c.      Recognition of City Attorney Jaime Luis Flores for his recent election to the Board of Directors for the Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA).

d.      Presentation of certificates to the Mayor and City Council Members by Ms. Estella Quintanilla on behalf of Laredo Independent School District (LISD) Crimestoppers.

Communiqués

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

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES     

a.      Appointment by Council Member Gene Belmares of Tony Vedia to the Plaza Theater Renovation Committee.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.          Individual Public Hearings for the voluntary annexation of ten (10) tracts of land :

o       Tract 1: San Isidro Northeast Tract– 440.32 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 2: Killam Ranch Tract– 13.00 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 3: Hurd Ranch I Tract – 92.13 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 4: Hurd Ranch II Tract – 37.26 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 5: Hector Gaona Tract – 0.33 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 6: Rolando Gaona Tract – 0.74 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 7: Las Misiones Tract – 0.71 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 8: Carrasco Tract -23.39 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 9: E. G. Ranch Tract – 222.28 acres, more or less;

o       Tract 10: Tanquecitos Tract – 37.65 acres, more or less,

for a total of 867.81 acres, more or less, as described in the attached tract         summaries, as required by Section 43.063 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

2.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the East 2/3 of Lot 4, Block 494, Eastern Division, located at 319 East Taylor Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.

 

3.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 thru 8, Block 2024, Eastern Division, located at 3200 Blaine Street, 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 zone change.  

 

4.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 7, 8 and 9, Block 26, Eastern Division, located at 719 Chihuahua Street, from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.

5.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 10, Block 368, Western Division, located approximately at 1819 San Agustin Avenue, from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to R-O (Retail/Office District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.

 

6.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for maintenance and parts for forklifts on Lots 11 and 12, Block 432, Eastern Division, located at 302 W. Saunders Street; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit. 

 

7.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit "A", located south of Hwy 359 and East of Riata Road, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.  

 

8.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 2 and 3, Alexander Commercial Subdivision Phase I, located at 1701 Peaceful Meadow Court, 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 zone change.  

 

9.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a welding shop on the North 1/3 of Lot 1 and the South 1/3 of Lot 3, Block 927, Western Division, located at 3604 Santa Maria Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the South 54.5 feet of the East 1/3 of Lot 3 and the South 54.5 feet of Lot 4, Block 774, Eastern Division, located at 2816 Seymour Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.     

 

11.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance requesting the amendment of Ordinance No. 1997-O-200 which authorized a Special Use Permit for sand and gravel sales and storage on Lot 1, Block 1, Northeast Complex Subdivision, located at 1319 Muller Road by revising the site plan and to approve an above ground diesel storage tank; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use Permit. 

 

12.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 9 and the West ½ of Lot 8, Block 1262, Eastern Division, located at 2216 Lyon Street, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change.   

 

13.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Section 24-78, Off-Street Parking & Loading Requirements, (p) Parking Space Requirements, (5) Schools (Public, Parochial, or Private), (e) Kindergartens, child care center, nursery schools, and similar uses, except as a home occupation, of the City of Laredo Land Development Code by amending the number of required parking spaces from a minimum of 6 parking spaces to 1 parking space for every 400 square feet of gross floor area, providing for publication and effective date.

 

14.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to implement a south bound pedestrian toll free crossing for the week of December 18 through 24, 2005.

 

15.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the lease contract with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., by removing approximately 220 square feet of office space at Bridge I and reducing the monthly rent by $1,500.00 due to the upcoming demolition of the existing administration building at Bridge I.

 

1.             Amended lease contract will be in effect from January 16, 2006 and end on August 31, 2006.

 

2.             Rent for January 2006 will be $3,226.00 for approximately 220 square feet of office space at Bridge I for 15 days only and approximately 120 square feet of office space and an exclusive office entry lane of approximately 540 square feet at Bridge II for the entire month.

 

3.             Monthly rent for February 2006 through August 2006 will be $2,500.00 for approximately 120 square feet of office space and an exclusive office entry lane of approximately 540 square feet at Bridge II.

 

4.             The lease may be terminated by either party with a thirty (30) day written notice.

 

16.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $10,000.00 in additional funds, and amending the Full Time Equivalent positions for the City by creating one (1) fulltime Sanitarian position and authorizing the City Manager to renew the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Interlocal Agreement between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb for the total amount of $200,000.00 per fiscal year for locally supported public health services to residents of Webb County for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.  

 

17.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Webb County Texas, Community Action Agency, as lessee, for a building space of approximately 2,900 square feet, more commonly known as the Lilia Perez Community Center, located at 4420 Santa Maria, as further described in attached exhibit “A”.  The purpose of this lease is for the operation of an Elderly Nutrition Program and other social services to benefit low and moderate income populations.  Lessor will be charged $1.00 per year lease payment and shall be responsible for all utility charges.

 

18.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the Transit System’s Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Operating Budget for the Texas Department of Transportation Operating Grant No. 51622F7052 by decreasing the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 State Operating Grant contribution from $740,212.00 to $705,482.00 and increasing the transit sales tax match for operating expenses from $5,590,646.00 to $5,625,376.00.

 

19.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between Texas Engineering Extension Service/ Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX) / Emergency Service Training Institute (ESTI) and the City of Laredo Fire Department that will define the responsibilities of both parties for the educational instructional activities to be offered to Firefighters, non-Firefighter trainees and out-of-country first responders to take place at the Laredo International Fire/Law Enforcement Training Center for a period of one (1) year.

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

 

20.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Nextel WIP Lease Corp., a Delaware Corporation d/b/a Nextel Partners for space at the Fire Station located at 9402 N.E. Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of License Agreement, to construct a telecommunications equipment building and concrete pad for a standby power generator, more fully described in Exhibit “C,” for use in connection with its communication business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing December 12, 2005 and ending December 11, 2010 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $7,500.00 each year during the terms of the lease and will be increased by five percent (5%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date. 

 

21.      Designating as a one-way in the northbound direction Yeary Avenue, between Calton Road and Hillside Road, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction, and providing for publication and effective date.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

22.       

2005-O-284               Amending the Street Name Map of the City of Laredo by renaming Southgate Blvd. to Lomas Del Sur Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

2005-O-285               Adopting Article 102.0045, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, as added by Senate Bill 1704, “Court Cost to Reimburse Counties for Cost of Juror Services” and amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20, Section 20-37 by adding Subsection (i); and providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

2005-O-286               Adopting Chapter 133, Subchapter C, Sec. 133.105 (a)(b)(c), Local Government Code, as added by House Bill 11 “Fee for Support of Court-Related Purposes”, and amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20, Section 20-37 by adding Subsection (j); and providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

2005-O-287               Amending the City of Laredo’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article II, Sec. 2-16, which sets forth the Departments of the City, by restructuring the Engineering/Public Works Department whereby the Public Works Division will become the Public Works Department and renaming the Engineering/Public Works Department to Engineering Department; and by restructuring the Planning and Zoning Department whereby the Building Inspections Division will become the Building Services Department; and whereby renaming the Administrative Services Department to the Human Resources Department; the Management Information Systems Department to the Information Technology and Support Services Department; and the Landfill/Sanitation Department to the Solid Waste Services Department; and providing for an effective date.  As Amended.

 

2005-O-288               Amending Ordinance No. 2004-O-087 by authorizing the granting to Batista Roman Enterprises, Inc., (a non-exclusive franchise commercial container service provider 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.

 

2005-O-289               Authorizing the City Manager’s acceptance of a grant from the Texas Forest Service in the amount of $2,000.00 with $2,000.00 in matching funds for a total of $4,000.00 and amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2005-2006 Annual Budget for the Keep Laredo Beautiful (KLB) Fund by appropriating the said grant revenue to the appropriate expenditure accounts.  Matching monies are available in the KLB account.  The grant funds will be used for the ShadeMasters NeighborWoods Program for the purchase of trees.

 

2005-O-290               Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 full-time equivalent positions by creating one (1) full-time Community Service Aide position with benefits in lieu of three (3) contractual positions in the Immunization Action Plan Program beginning September 1, 2005August 31, 2006.  Funding is available in program income.

 

2005-O-291               Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures of $39,552.00 in additional funds totaling $105,471.00 from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); extending the grant period nine additional months, from September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2006; and authorizing the City Manager to execute said contract. 

 

2005-O-292               Amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2005-2006 full-time equivalent positions by reclassifying (3) three firefighter positions to three fire captain positions for the EMS Division.  Funding for these positions is available in the Fire Department Operating Budget in the amount of $59,971.79.

 

2005-O-293               Amending the FY 2005-2006 Annual Operating Budget for Keep Laredo Beautiful by accepting four (4) donations: $500.00 from Westwind Development; $499.00 from Wells Fargo for the purchase of oak trees; and donations of $150.00 from Falcon International Bank and $100.00 from G.A. Palacios Construction for the purchase of food for the volunteers during the Make a Difference Day Project at Trautmann Park.

 

2005-O-294               Amending the City of Laredo 2005 – 2006 Communication System Fund Annual Budget by adding one (1) full-time equivalent position and appropriating revenues and expenditures in the total amount of $94,311.00 to pay personnel and operating expenses associated with the 800 MHz trunked radio communication system.  Funding is available from the various user departments.

 

2005-O-295               Amending the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Operating Budget in the Fire Prevention and Arson Fund Budget by accepting a donation of $2,500.00 from Wal-Mart Stores and appropriating said funds for purchasing fire safety educational promotional materials for the Fire Prevention Division.

 

2005-O-296               Authorizing the City Manager to amend the airport advertising license with In-Ter-Space Services, Inc., d/b/a Interspace Airport Advertising and Display, as Concessionaire, authorized by Ordinance No. 97-O-303 dated December 15, 1997, and as amended by Ordinance No. 2000-O-290 dated November 27, 2000.  The proposed amendment will amend Section 7 (A) “Annual License Fees”, subsection (2) “Percentage of Annual Gross Receipts” and Section 7(D) “Definition of Gross Receipts, subsection (2) shall hereby be amended by adding subsection “f”.  This amendment will generate additional revenues to the Airport Fund. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-297               Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Permit and Right of Entry for Access Agreement by an Off-Airport Rental Car Business with Gateway Rent-A-Car d/b/a Hertz Rent-A-Car, as Permittee, at the Laredo International Airport. Term shall be for nine (9) months commencing on October 1, 2005, and ending on June 30, 2006.  Permittee shall pay $1,200.00 per year plus six percent (6%) of gross receipts derived from commercial activity at the airport; providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-298               Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operations Agreement with Valls International (Laredo) Inc., as Zone Site Operator, covering 15,816 square feet of activated space located at 302 Grand Central Blvd., Foreign Trade Zone Site 1-A effective December 1, 2005 and ending November 1, 2006, with two (2) options to renew ending on November 1, 2007 and November 1, 2008. Providing activation, administration and transaction fees be paid to the City; providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-299               Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to Zita Martha Mendez, the “Surface Only”, at its market value of $5,775.00 for certain property described as a 2,100.09 sq. ft. tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of Malinche Avenue between Pecan and San Salvador Streets said property being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit “A”, and providing for an effective date.

 

2005-O-300               Authorizing the City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Nextel WIP Lease Corp., a Delaware Corporation d/b/a Nextel Partners for space at the South Laredo Elevated Water Storage Tank located at 2106 Mexico Ave., Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of License Agreement, for the installation and operation of certain antennae facilities for use in connection with its communications business and a parcel of land within the Owned Premises for the location of an equipment building and related facilities associated with the Antennae Facilities. Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing November 21, 2005 and ending November 20, 2010 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $15,000.00 each year during the terms of the lease and will be increased by five percent (5%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

23.      2005-R-123     Accepting the donation of a 0.1099 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land as an Access and Utility Easement, from Lago Del Mar Property Owners Association, Inc., a Texas Non-Profit Corporation. Said parcel of land being out of Lot 1, Block 2 of Lago Del Mar Subdivision-Unit 4, of record in Volume 20, Page 55, Plat Records of Webb County, Texas; as described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A & B.

 

24.      2005-R-124     Accepting the donation of a 0.45 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land as a Utility Easement, from Alexander Residential Development, L. P., a Texas Limited Liability Partnership.  Said parcel of land being situated in Porcion 26, Abstract 282, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; as described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A & B.

 

25.      2005-R-125     Authorizing the City Manager to submit a Brownfield Grant application to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) under the Brownfield Program in the amount of $200,000.00, with $40,000.00 in matching funds, for a total of $240,000.00. This grant will allow for a community wide assessment and cleanup, if applicable. Matching funds are available in the Environmental Services Department.

 

26.      2005-R-126     Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of a 65.81 acres, more or less, parcel of land adjacent to the Laredo International Airport, for airport purposes and to install drainage improvements.  Said parcel of land being out of C. B. & C. N. G. R. R. Survey 1021, Abstract 64, Webb County, Texas, and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B; 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(s).

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

27.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Ashley Humphries Sanchez Architects, Laredo, Texas, for the Boxing Gym to be located adjacent to the Cigarroa Recreation Center and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Community Development Fund – CD Project / Cigarroa Recreation Center – 30th Action Year / 2004 Grant.

 

28.      Consideration for approval to award a professional services contract to Juarez Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $50,110.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements Phase I on the Piedra China Street / Texas / Milmo Avenue area in South Laredo.  Funding is available in the Water Works and Sewer Construction Fund.

 

29.      Consideration for approval to award an engineering contract to Mejia Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $138,625.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Calton Road Reconstruction (From West IH-35 Right-of-Way to Approximately 700’ West), a project funded through the Transit Sales Tax Bond.  Funding is available in the Transit Tax and Revenue CO 2004.

 

30.      Consideration for approval to award an engineering contract to Crane Engineering Corporation, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $52,250.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Maryland / Taylor Drainage Improvements, a project funded through NPDES. Funding is available in the 2005 CO Bond.

 

31.      Consideration for approval to rescind the selection of consultant SplashSpot, L.L.C., Waco, Texas, for the Seven Flags Park Water Splash Park Project, a design/build contract.

 

32.      Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2004 Consolidated One-Year Action Plan by reprogramming a total of $45,000.00 of 30th Action Year (AY) 2004 Program Income funds allocated to Community Development Reserve Appropriation and utilize the $45,000.00 to allow for acquisition, design and construction of a new activity, the proposed Central Laredo Senior Citizen Center.

 

33.      Authorizing the City Manager to award a professional services contract FY 06-020 to KGB Texas Public Relations / Advertising for a public relations effort in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau Fiscal Year 2006 Budget, Marketing Division.

 

34.      Authorizing the City Manager to renew the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb for the Health Department to continue placing a modular building on land adjacent to the Larga Vista Community Center, at no cost, to house the WIC Program and to which the City of Laredo has extended the appropriate utility connections to the building.  The term of the agreement shall be for four (4) years beginning October 1, 2005 through October 31, 2009.

 

35.      Pursuant to Section 3.04 of the Charter to authorize (1) the City Manager to designate as Acting City Manager, whenever the City Manager will be out of town or should be temporarily indisposed by reason of ill health or injury, one of the following city officers and in that order of precedence: the deputy city manager, one of the two assistant city managers, or a department head of his selection; (2) and specifying that this authority does not apply to the situation wherein the City Manager has resigned, has been terminated, or is permanently disabled; and (3) the City Manager shall address a letter to, and file it, with the City Secretary each time such designation occurs, stating why and for what period, actual or anticipated; and (4) the City Secretary shall notify the Mayor and Council Members by forwarding copies of such letter to them.

 

36.      Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll. The amount to be adjusted for the month of October 2005 represents an increase of $20,428.36.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.  

 

37.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute the State Homeland Security Grant Program Sub-Recipient Agreement between the City of Laredo and the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) to perform certain project tasks for the period beginning October 1, 2004 and ending December 30, 2006, and accepting the total grant award in the amount of $655,736.00. 

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

38.       

A.          Presentation by Erasmo A. Villarreal, Community Development Director, and Abraham Rodriguez, Executive Director, Metro Affordable Housing Corp., regarding the Cardinal Point Townhomes Affordable Housing Development project, with possible action.

 

B.          Staff report by Rafael Garcia, Jr., Assistant City Manager, regarding the El Portal Lease, with possible action.

 

C.         Staff presentation by Horacio de Leon, Jr., Assistant City Manager, regarding the status of negotiations on the Veterans Field Baseball Lease Agreement, with possible action.

 

 

 

 

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

39.       

A.                 Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the construction of speed humps on Northstar Drive with District VI CIP Discretionary Funds.

2.           Discussion with possible action regarding the construction of a bus stop at Bob Bullock Loop 20 and Del Mar Boulevard.

 

B.                 Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the installation of a street light on the 1900 Block of San Leonardo.

2.           Discussion on providing for two-way traffic on Santa Rita Avenue between Lincoln Street and Washington Street, with possible action.  

 

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.

 

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

          

40.      Consideration to extend tire contract number 02-101 awarded to the low bidder, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Akron, Ohio, for a six (6) month period in the estimated amount of $25,000.00 for providing tires to be used for the Laredo Transit Management, Inc. (49) Buses and (18) Para-transit vehicles.  Funding is available in the Transit Tire Contract Accounts. 

           

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, November 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.      

                                                                                             

                                   

                                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                  City Secretary