CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2005-SC-06

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

September 12, 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.               PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2004 2005 Annual Budget by authorizing the City Manager to accept, execute and appropriate revenue and expenditures for five (5) grants (TB, Primary Care, OPHP, Bioterrorism, & Abstinence) from the Texas Department State Health Services, and the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) involved. The amount of the five (5) grants totals to $1,001,942.00 in direct funds and $173,884.00 in program income, and $70,000.00 in in-kind funds from LISD, for the City of Laredo Health Department. See Tables A to E for Budget descriptions. The term period for these five grants is from September 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.

 

V.                 INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

2.      Providing for the adoption of a tax rate of $0.637000 per $100.00 value with a Maintenance and Operation rate of $0.512019 per $100.00 value and Interest and Sinking fund rate of $0.124981 per $100.00 value and for the levy and the collection of General and Special ad valorem taxes for the City of Laredo and for the Tax Year 2005 and the Fiscal Year 2005 2006.

 

VI.               MOTION

3.      Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Ceridian Corporation to provide COBRA/HIPAA administration, flexible spending account administration, and retiree billing for a term that runs concurrently with the term of the Third Party Administration contract between the City of Laredo and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, that was approved by City Council on September 6, 2005.

 

VII.             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.

 

VIII.           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, September 9, 2005, at 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary