CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-SC-04

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

July 20, 2005

12:00 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 READINGS OF ORDINANCE

1.         

2005-O-169                  Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas International Toll Bridge Revenue Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2005A in the Principal Amount of $25,700,000.00 for the purpose of purchasing and installing of second phase of toll bridge collection system, removal of sidewalks, and the adding of a lane for Bridge No. 2, design and construction improvements at Building E, together with additional sidewalks for Bridge No. 1, construction and improvements for erosion control and bridge supports for Bridge No. 3, construction of ramp from Bridge No. 2 to Bridge No. 1 and other improvements in connection with the International Toll Bridge System and the refunding of State Infrastructure  Bank Loans with Texas Department of Transportation, approving an official statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, and the execution of an escrow agreement and authorizing amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein, and authorizing and ordaining other matters related to the subject.

 

2005-O-170                  Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2005 in the principal amount of $21,500,000.00; approving an Official Statement; authorizing the execution of a purchase agreement and an escrow agreement;  making provisions for the security thereof; and authorizing amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for the purposes authorized herein, establishing procedures for selling and delivering the bonds; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.

 

2005-O-171                  Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2005 in the Principal amount of $17,000,000.00 for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the City’s Contractual Obligations for the purpose of purchasing trucks, vehicles and equipment for the Fire Department and purchasing trucks and vehicles for the Planning, Building and Public Works Departments, acquiring and constructing a City Communication System and Improvements to City Health Clinic and the acquisition of land and equipment, together with improvements for Municipal Parks and the acquisition of land and  preliminary design for drainage purposes, and for the payment of legal, fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with such projects; and approving an Official Statement authorizing the execution of a purchase contract and authorizing amendment to the City’s Budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.

 

2005-O-172                  Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2005, in the principal amount of $7,400,000.00 for the purpose of improving and extending the City’s Combined Waterworks System and Sewer System, approving an Official Statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, and making provisions for the security thereof; and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein, and ordaining other matters relating to the subject. 

 

2005-O-173                  Authorizing the issuance of the City of Laredo, Texas International Toll Bridge Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2005B in the principal amount of $26,700,000.00 for the purpose of refunding International Toll Bridge System Revenue Bonds, approving an official statement, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract and the execution of an escrow agreement, and making provisions for the security thereof, and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters related to the subject. 

 

V.                 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.

 

VI.               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 Friday, July 15, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                           City Secretary