CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-R-24

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

 December 19, 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 October 3, 2005.

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition of six local area students who competed at the National Hispanic Institute Texas National Leadership Conference Expo at the University of Texas at Austin Law School in October 2005.

 

Communiqués

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

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

                          

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.          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 recommend approval of the zone change. 

 

2.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning the South 46 feet of Lot 1, Block 214, Western Division, located at 1202 San Agustin Avenue, 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 authorizing a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction on 4 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located along the north line of proposed Soria Drive; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use Permit.          

 

4.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction on 40 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located north of Cielito Lindo Boulevard; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use Permit.             

 

5.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10.68 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Shiloh Drive and east of Springfield Road, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single-Family Residential 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 rezoning .55 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located on the northwest corner of F.M. 1472 and Big Bend Boulevard, 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.      

 

7.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning .55 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located on the northwest corner of F.M. 1472 and Big Bend Boulevard, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial 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 30.45 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Los Pinos Drive and east of Loma Vista Drive, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1MH (Single-Family Manufactured Housing 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 rezoning .51 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at the northwest corner of Loop 20 and the Texas Mexican Railroad Right-of-Way, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a beauty, grooming or tailor shop on Lot 5, Block 823, Eastern Division, located at 1420 N. Meadow Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the Conditional Use Permit.

 

11.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1 and the West ½ of Lot 2, Block 829, Eastern Division, located at 1501 Musser Street, from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the zone change.         

 

12.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Capital Improvement Fund Budget by drawing down $400,000.00 from the opening balance and appropriating said funds as capital discretionary expenditures equally between the eight council districts.

13.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $2,500.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Public Health Preparedness and Epidemiology Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2006 through August 31, 2006.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

14.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Ground Lease Agreement with Alamosa Properties, L.P., a Texas limited partnership for ground space at the McPherson Water Tower located at 8711 McPherson, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of Lease Agreement, to construct on such premises an equipment building and 140’  self-supporting type tower (“Tower”), more fully described in Exhibit B of the lease agreement, for the purpose of providing cell services and for co-locations, if approved by Landlord, and related equipment for use in connection with its communications business. Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing January ____, 2006 and ending January _____, 2011 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 (5%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

15.       

2005-O-319                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 440.32 acres, more or less, located approximately north of Bob Bullock Loop and east of San Isidro Ranch East Point Center Subdivision, Unit 2, specifically the San Isidro Northeast Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1 (Single Family Residential District).

 

2005-O-320                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 13.00 acres, more or less, located approximately south of U.S. Highway 59 and east of Loop 20, specifically the Killam Ranch Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-321                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 92.13 acres, more or less, located approximately east of Loop 20 and south of Woodland Subdivision, specifically the Hurd Ranch I Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-322                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 37.26 acres, more or less, located approximately east of Loop 20 and north of Larga Vista Subdivision, specifically the Hurd Ranch II Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-323                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 0.33 acres, more or less, located approximately along State Highway 359, 1.4 miles east of Loop 20, and across from colonia Old Milwaukee, specifically the Hector Gaona Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1 (Single Family Residential District).

 

2005-O-324                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 0.74 acres, more or less, located approximately along State Highway 359, 1.4 miles east of Loop 20, and across from colonia Old Milwaukee, specifically the Rolando Gaona Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1 (Single Family Residential District).

 

2005-O-325                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 0.71 acres, more or less, located approximately south of State Highway 359 and east of Las Misiones Blvd., specifically the Las Misiones Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-326                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 23.39 acres, more or less, located approximately south of State Highway 359 and east of both the colonia Old Milwaukee and Dr. Ramos Tract, specifically the Carrasco Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) for 4.91 acres, more or less; and R1-A (Single Family Reduced Area District) for 18.47 acres, more or less.

 

2005-O-327                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 222.28 acres, more or less, located approximately a half mile south of State Highway 359 and the City of Laredo landfill, specifically the E. G. Ranch Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-328                Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 37.65 acres, more or less, located approximately north of State Highway 359, immediately west of Los Altos Subdivision and north of Tanquecitos, Phase 2, specifically the Tanquecitos Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District).

 

2005-O-329                Amending the Laredo Municipal Housing Corp. (LMHC) FY 2005/2006 Budget by drawing down and appropriating $ 1,120,000.00 from its opening balance to the City’s Capital Improvement Fund.  This transfer will be set up to carry out the necessary repairs associated with the Los Obispos Affordable Housing Project.  The amendment is authorized by the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation. 

 

2005-O-330                Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $5,038.00 in additional funds, totaling $112,280.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Prevention Services for HIV – Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract period beginning January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, and execute the contract.

 

2005-O-331                As mandated by the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 191-0045, local registrars must charge the same fees as charged by the state office; therefore, we are amending Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, Section 2-3(b) Fees for City Services (b) Health Department of the City Code of Ordinances increasing the fee for certified birth certificates from $13.00 to $22.00 and death certificates from $9.00 to $20.00; and requesting approximately $100,000 in additional revenues be appropriated to expense accounts 226-2912 ($69,000) and 226-2930 ($31,000); and providing for effective date and publication.

 

2005-O-332                Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 General Fund Budget to appropriate grant revenues and expenses from the 2005 State Homeland Security Grant Sub-Recipient agreement between the City of Laredo and the Texas Division of Emergency Management in the original amount of $459,818.00.  In addition, the acceptance and appropriation of the State Homeland Security grant through the State Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program in the amount of $195,918.00.  The total amount appropriated from the State Homeland Security program will be $655,736.00.  Equipment received through the grant agreement will be used for the City’s Fire and Police Departments.  The appropriation of said grant revenue and expenditures will account for grant proceeds and equipment purchased through the grant and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.  The above said grant requires no in-kind matching funds.

 

2005-O-333                Authorizing the City Manager to accept a cash donation from Robert E. Lewis in the amount of $5,000.00 in memory of his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Lewis and amending the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the Friends of the Library Fund by appropriating said funds, providing for effective date. Funds will be used to purchase books, equipment, and furnishings for future library projects.

 

2005-O-334                Authorizing the City Manager to accept a cash donation from James Avery in the amount of $2,500.00 in memory of Samuel Alexander Meyers and amending the Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the Friends of the Library Fund by appropriating said funds, providing for effective date.  Funds will be used to purchase books, equipment, and furnishings for future library projects.

 

2005-O-335                Accepting a supplemental grant awarded and amending the City of Laredo 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget by increasing revenues and expenses in the amount of $1,309.00 to reflect the actual grant amount of $101,225.00 awarded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), at no cost to the city, to fund the South Texas Multi-Agency Drug Related Corruption Task Force.  Funds will be used to pay overtime, fringe benefits and operational expenses from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005

 

2005-O-336                Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant, Section 5309, TX-03-0274-00, in the amount of $2,546,681.00 for the new transit facility; and to appropriate $2,546,681.00 in the transit system’s fiscal year 2005 – 2006 Capital Grants Budget and providing for grant funds to be deposited in the City of Laredo Transit Fund

 

2005-O-337                Authorizing the City Manager to execute a budget amendment appropriating operating funds from the Federal Transit Administration Grant No. TX90X664 from Fiscal Year    2004 – 2005 in the amount of $606,930.00 to be used for operating expenses in Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006, increasing the federal contribution from $2,943,542.00 to $3,550,472.00 and decreasing the sales tax match for operations from $5,590,646.00 to $4,983,716.00 and amending the Transit Sales Tax Fund by $526,148.00 by transferring $80,782.00 into sales tax reserve and reducing transfer to operations by $606,930.00.

 

2005-O-338                Endorsing and accepting the revised and updated El Lift Rider’s Policy and Procedure to improve the service efficiency of the El Metro’s El Lift Paratransit service which provides shared, curb to curb, public transportation to people with disabilities that are unable to use the El Metro’s fixed route buses. 

 

2005-O-339                Amending Ordinance No. 2004-O-325 of the City of Laredo, by updating City’s Conservation Plan, which is in compliance with 30 Texas Administrative Code 288.2, titled Water Conservation Plans for Municipal Uses by Public Water Suppliers. The amendment will include the following:

A.                 Specific, qualified five-year (5) and ten-year (10) targets for water savings to include goals for water loss programs and goals for municipal use, in gallons per capita per day; and

B.                 Metering device(s), with an accuracy of plus or minus 5.0%, to measure and account for the amount of water diverted from the source of supply;

                              Providing for severability and an effective date.

 

2005-O-340                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 nine (9) and drawing down on the opening balance and appropriating expenses in the amount of $160,482.00 for the addition of four (4) Customer Service Representatives and five (5) Water Meter Readers for the Billing Division.

 

2005-O-341                Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Jett Racing and Sales, Inc., as Lessee, approved on January 2, 2001, by Ordinance No. 2001-O-007 for approximately 18,000 square feet constituting Building No. 104 located at 4805 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Section 1.08 “Use and Use Conflict” is being amended for the purpose of allowing Lessee to sublease a portion of the leased premises.  Further, the lease be amended to reflect Lessee’s agreement to pay whatever final judgment occurs in the pending contested tax law suit when it becomes final.  All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date.  AS AMENDED.

 

2005-O-342                Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey a twelve-foot-wide (12) Easement and Right-of-Way to AEP Texas Central Company for the installation of electric distribution facilities to serve the Fuel Farm and various other future City of Laredo Airport projects.  Said twelve-foot-wide (12) Easement and Right-of-way containing 32,479.38 square feet (0.7456 of an acre), and being out of Lot No. 1, Block No. 1, of the Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal Subdivision Plat, recorded in Volume 16, pages 45-47, of the Map Records of Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit A; and providing for an effective date. 

 

2005-O-343                Amending Chapter 32, “Vehicles for Hire”, Article II; Taxicabs, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo: Specifically sections 32-22, Initial Application for Annual Permit, and section 32-35, Application; providing for severability and for an effective date and publication. 

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

16.      2005-R-132     Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $199,854.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the HIV Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract period beginning January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, and execute the contract.

 

17.      2005-R-133     Accepting the donation of a fifteen-foot utility easement from Memorial Gardens of Laredo, Inc., for the extension of utility service lines to the Laredo Ranchettes Subdivision.  Said easement being the north 15 feet of Tract 1, and being situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County, Texas, and described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B. 

 

18.      2005-R-134     Accepting the donation of a fifteen-foot utility easement from Memorial Gardens of Laredo, Inc., for the extension of utility service lines to the Laredo Ranchettes Subdivision.  Said easement being the north 15 feet of Tract 2, and being situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County, Texas, and described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibits A and B. 

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

19.      Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Jupe Environmental, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the bid amount of $82,128.00 for the Asbestos Abatement Services Schedule I for the Laredo International Airport Building No. 132, 134, 356, and 924.  Funding is available in the Airport Fund – Reimbursable Expense – TML/Storm/Wind/ Damages.

 

20.      Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder III PG Enterprises, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $109,114.50 for the Demolition Services Schedule II for the Laredo International Airport Building No’s 132,134,356 and 924.  Funding is available in the Airport Fund – Reimbursable Expense- TML/Strom/Wind Damages.

 

21.      Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Carter and Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, for the environmental assessments at the Laredo International Airport and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund.

 

22.      Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to LEH Contractors, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $1,199,000.00 for the Los Obispos Unit-5 Remediation Project, Phase II.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvements Project Fund.

 

23.      Consideration to authorize the City Manager to sell two (2) surplus vehicles to our Sister City of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon.

 

24.      Consideration to award a professional contract to Focus Estudios Cualitativos, S.A. de C.V. for a public relations effort.  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau Fiscal Year 2006 Budget under the Marketing Division, consultant fees line item.

 

25.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Laredo Equities, LLC for the use of Veterans Field.  The lease term is for one (1) year (with two (2) additional one (1) year options) at a rental rate of, the greater of, $100,000.00 per year or $1.00 per ticket sold per year.  Laredo Equities will also provide additional funds for maintenance, utilities, and repairs as outlined in the lease agreement terms. 

 

26.      Consideration to reject the sole bid received from Hollywood Garden Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the total amount of $50,120.00, for providing mowing services for contract FY06-026 for the Police Department and the Municipal Court landscaped areas; and allow staff to solicit new bids.  The bid pricing submitted by the sole bidder far exceeded the respective department’s allocated budget for these services.

 

27.      Consideration to award contract FY06-027 to the low bidder, Southern Sanitation, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $57,522.60 for providing trash collection services for large volume containers. These services will be required for various city operations such as the Airport, Bridge System, Civic Center, Parks and Recreation, Public Access, Fleet Management, Traffic, Transit, Municipal Housing, Environmental Engineering, and Solid Waste. The contract vendor is also required to provide these containers for special events such as the household collection event.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.

 

28.      Consideration to award a software maintenance contract to the sole source provider, Sungard H.T.E. Inc., Lake Mary, Florida, in the amount of $124,597.30.  This maintenance contract will provide customer support and service for the Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch System, Crime’s Management System, Crackdown software, Mobile Data Terminal software, and the Fire Department’s Fires Management System.  Funding is available in the Police and Fire Department Budgets.

 

29.      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an earnest money contract with Eagle Broadcasting of Laredo, LLC for purchase of the following property: All of blocks 418, 419, 428, 431, 431A, 434, 434A, 437A, Lots 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 in Block 429; Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, &12 in Block 432; Lots 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, &12 in Block 435; Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12, in Block 438; and Lot 11 & W. ½ of Lot 12, in Block 518, all situated in the City’s Western Division; save and except that seller will retain easements for the two (2) existing guy wires from seller’s broadcasting tower on Lot 2, Block 430, to two (2) anchor points, one located on Lot 1, Block 434 and the other on Lot 8, Block 418 for the amount of $225,000.00; total amount needed, including for closing costs will not exceed $230,000.00.  Funding is available in the  1994 Water Bond Account. 

 

30.      Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the month of November 2005 represents an increase of $12,140.15.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and court orders.

31.      Consideration to exercise the renewal option for one (1) additional year for contract number FY05-038 to the low bidder, JJJ International Safety Equipment, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $150,274.75 for the purchase of thirty-eight (38) different completed traffic and street name signs.  This is an annual supply contract that allows for the purchase of replacement signs for a one (1) year period.  These signs are purchased throughout the year to replace damaged or faded signs.  The bid pricing will be firm for one (1) year.  The purchase of signs is budgeted in the Traffic Safety Budget.  This contract is subject to appropriation in future fiscal year budgets.   

 

32.      Consideration to ratify the issuance of an emergency purchase order to Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $31,185.00 for the clearing of the right-of-way and easement for the proposed two (2) million gallon elevated storage tank.  Funding is available in the Utilities 2005 Revenue Bond Construction Budget.

 

XII.             GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

33.       

A.                 Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

1.             Discussion with possible action to authorize City staff to create a Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) for the City of Laredo.

 

B.                 Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding an Interlocal Agreement with Webb County relating to processing fees for prisoners. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Gene Belmares)

2.           Discussion with possible action on maintaining the water pressure at Larga Vista located on State Highway 359.

3.           Discussion with possible action regarding restoring $5,000.00 to Lulac Council #12 from third party funding.

 

C.                Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.           Discussion with possible action on completing the drainage project at Seymour and Milk Streets.

 

D.                Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding construction of sidewalks on the north side of Taylor between Monterrey and Park Drive using 2005 CDBG funds.

 

E.                 Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding any and all single family residential lots in City’s inventory.

XIII.           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.

 

XIV.   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, December 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                 City Secretary