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Gustavo Guevara, City Secretary at (956) 791-7308 at least
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made.The accessible entrance and
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I.CALL TO ORDER
II.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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