CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-SC-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

June 13, 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.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE

1.         

2005-O-134                 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).
         

 

V.                 MOTIONS

 

2.        Consideration to award a professional engineering services contract to Structural Engineering Associates, San Antonio, Texas, for a fee of $615,000.00 for final designs and preparation of plans and specifications for the Santa Ursula Connector, a one way south bound bridge ramp that will initiate at the IH 35 west access road (Santa Ursula Avenue at Zaragoza Street) and provide access from Bridge II to the lower level of Bridge I and the River Front Parking Lot.  All designs, drawings, and layouts of the project are to be done in conformity with the requirements of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC).  Funding is going to be contingent upon a Council approval of a transfer from General Fund. The funding will be available in the Bridge Construction Project.

 

3.        Consideration to authorize a contract with Columbus Country Ford, Columbus, Texas, in the total amount of $85,912.00 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.

 

VI.               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.

 

VII.             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 Thursday, June 9, 2005, at 5:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                   City Secretary