CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2006-R-04

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

February 21, 2006

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 November 21, 2005, December 12, 2005, and
January 30, 2006.

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

a.      Presentation by Linda Teniente, Leadership Coordinator, Human Resources Department, of the 2005 – 2006 City of Laredo Employee Leadership Development Class.

 

Invitations

 

Recognitions

a.      Recognition by the Mayor and City Council members of employees that retired from the City of Laredo with 20 or more years of service.

b.      Recognition of Ivan Santoyo, of the Environmental Services Department, on being selected and appointed by Governor Rick Perry to be a member of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee for the Environmental Excellence Award.

c.      Recognition of the Lyndon B. Johnson Boys’ Basketball Team, the Wolves, for winning their first District 29-5A Basketball Championship.

 

Communiqués

a.      Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores reports on the City of Laredo Parks and Recreation Department.

 

VI.               APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

a.      Appointment by Council Member Johnny Amaya of Roberto Mancha to the Board of Adjustment, to replace Alfredo Juarez.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1413, Eastern Division, located at 2417 Market Street, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.         

 

2.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing a Special Use Permit for storage of flammable and explosive products on Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 11, El Portal Industrial Park Subdivision Unit 7, located at 11921 Conly Road.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the special use permit.

 

3.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 34.64 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located northwest of River Bank Drive, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.             

 

4.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning 18.19 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located northwest of River Bank Drive, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change. 

 

5.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 7, McPherson Acres Development Subdivision Unit 1, located at 5904 McPherson Road, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  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 4.77 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at Alpes Court East of Campanario Lane, from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area District).  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 .95 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located on the south side of Highway 359 east of Rural Road 6068, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  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 authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a four-plex apartment on 9,100 square feet, as further described in attached Exhibit “A”, located west of Snowfalls and Piedmont Street.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the zone change.

 

9.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Laredo Municipal Housing Corp. (LMHC) FY 2005/2006 Budget by drawing down and appropriating $57,000.00 from its opening balance to the City’s Capital Improvement Fund to cover increased engineering/construction oversight costs associated with the Los Obispos Remediation Project. The amendment is authorized by the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation.    

 

10.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the 2005-2006 approved Full Time Equivalent Positions for the City of Laredo Community Development Department by creating one (1) full-time Program Administrator position.  Funding is available in the Community Development Block Grant 31st Action Year.

 

11.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Full Time Equivalent Positions by creating one (1) full time Audio Visual Technical Assistant position with benefits in lieu of one (1) Part-time Temporary Audio Visual Technical Assistant.  Funding is available in the Public Access Channel Fund.

 

12.      Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Division 3 (RATES AND CHARGES) of Chapter 31 (UTILITIES) of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, specifically section 31-138 which provides for water rate charges, by changing the number of tiers in the water rates from 7 to 8 for residential with the establishment of a baseline rate tier for up to 2000 gallons usage that will not increase at this time, and a water conservation rate tier for largest volume water usage; and from 26 to 9 for multi-family and commercial; by increasing the remaining residential and commercial rates each year from 2006 to 2037 by the following percentages:  2006-25%, 2007-10%, 2008-7%, 2009-7%, 2010 through 2014-5% annually, and 2015 through 2037-2% annually.  These increases will automatically go into effect on January 1st of each subsequent year after the 2006 increase unless the City Council revises the ordinance; providing for publication and an effective date.

                                                          

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

13.      Dedicating two (2) City-owned parcels of land as Utility Easements for access by any public utility company to provide public utility services in the El Portal Project area.  Said Utility Easements being:

(1)   A tract of land containing 3,394 square feet, more or less, out of Lot 10, Lot 9A, Lot 8A, Lot 7A, and Lot 6A, Block 22, Western Division of the Plat Book of the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B, and

(2)   A tract of land containing 643 square feet, more or less, out of Lot 5, Block N, Western Division of the Plat Book of the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits C and D; and providing for an effective date.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

14.       

2006-O-034                Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a daycare on Lot 6, Block 1645, Eastern Division, located at 2716 Corpus Christi Street.       

 

2006-O-035                Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Capital Improvement Fund Annual Budget by drawing down $400,000.00 from the opening balance and amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Bridge System Construction Fund Annual Budget by appropriating said funds as Computer Operating System Upgrade expenditures and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendments.

 

2006-O-036                Amending the City of Laredo Special Police Programs Fund Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget in the amount of $42,428.00 to fund the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program.  The U.S. Department of Justice BVP program will fund $42,428.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $42,428.00 in matching funds for a total program budget of $84,856.00.  Funding will be used to replace bulletproof vests that exceed the recommended life expectancy.  Funding is available in the City of Laredo Special Police Programs Transfer-In.

 

2006-O-037                Amending Chapter 32, “Vehicles for Hire”, Article II;  Taxicabs, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo: specifically Sections 32-18 Definitions; Section 32-20 Transfer Operating Authority; Section 32-22 Initial Application for Annual Permit; Section  32-29 Suspension and Revocation of Annual Permit; Section 32-31 Number of Taxicab Permits Operating; Section 32-33 Substitute or Replace Taxicabs; Section 32-35 Application; Section 32-37 Term and Renewal; Section 32-39 To Be Displayed; Section 32-42 Driver Lists To Be Maintained; Section 32-43.1 Suspension and Revocation of a Taxicab License; Section 32-48 Insurance Required; and Section 32-74 Vehicle Requirements and Inspections, providing severability and for an effective date and publication.  As Amended.

 

2006-O-038                Amending Division 3 (RATES AND CHARGES) of Chapter 31 (UTILITIES) of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, specifically deleting phase 1 of section 31-138, which provides for fees and service charges, thereby making phase 2 the applicable rates; Adding a service fee of $10.00 per account to administer paperwork for each new account; Increasing the reconnection fees from $10.00 to $35.00  during normal business days and hours (8 A.M. TO 5 P.M., Monday through Friday) on a 24 hour turnaround timeframe; from $15.00 to $55.OO for after business hours or same day service; And charging a reconnect fee of $75.00 for weekends and holidays; Charging an N.S.F. fee of $25.00 and a late fee (exempting customers who are 65 years and older) of 5% or $5.00, whichever is greater, to the balance owed on the account at the beginning of the second business day after the bill due date of each month; Providing for publication and an effective date.  As Amended.

 

2006-O-039                Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Airport Fixed Base Operator (FBO) License agreement between the City of Laredo, as Licensor, and Elite Aviation, Inc., as Licensee at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for fifteen (15) years and five (5) months commencing on February 1, 2006, and ending on June 30, 2020, and may be extended for two (2) terms of five (5) years each ending on June 30, 2025 and June 30, 2030.  The FBO leased space requirements are being satisfied by leasing from both the City of Laredo and by subleasing from another commercial operator; providing for an effective date.

 

2006-O-040                Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Elite Aviation, Inc., for an approximate 2,500 square foot tract of land located in Block No. 1 at the Laredo International Airport Fuel Farm for the purpose of installing above ground fuel storage tanks.  Lease term is for fourteen (14) years and six (6) months commencing on February 1, 2006, and ending on July 31, 2020, and may be extended for two (2) terms of five (5) years each ending on July 31, 2025 and July 31, 2030.  Monthly rent shall be $250.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by appraised Fair Market Value on the 10th and 20th anniversaries; providing for an effective date.

 

2006-O-041                Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Elite Aviation, Inc., for approximately 117 square feet constituting Air Operations Area Office No. 2 located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal.  Lease term is for three (3) years and five (5) months commencing on February 1, 2006 and ending on June 30, 2009.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party on not less than thirty (30) days’ written notice from the party terminating to the other.  Monthly rent shall be $315.00, and effective July 1, 2006, monthly rent shall be $468.00, and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

15.      2006-R-014     Approving and adopting the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions including Architectural Guidelines, for all future development of real properties located at the Laredo International Airport and listed in said Declaration, in the form and content shown on Exhibit A attached to this Resolution; and directing the City Manager to execute the same and have it recorded in official property records of Webb, County, Texas.

 

16.      2006-R-015     Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of four (4) parcels of land for the Calton Road/San Bernardo Avenue Intersection Improvement Project, these being:

(1)   A tract of land containing 2,533-sq. ft., more or less, situated in Survey 1026, Abstract 317, Northern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and being within and a part of Lot 1 of Red Roof Inns-Calton Road, as recorded in Volume 16, Page 11, Webb County Plat Records, Webb County, Texas, and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B,

(2)   a tract of land containing 708.0 sq. ft., more or less, situated in Survey 1026, Abstract 317, Northern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and being out of a 1.9161 acre tract, as described in a Deed recorded in Volume 253, Pages 619-623, Webb County Deed Records, Webb County, Texas, and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits C and D,

(3)   a tract of land containing 334.0 sq. ft., more or less, in Survey 1026, Abstract 317, and being within and part of a 8.522 acres of land out of a 15.00 acre tract described in a Deed recorded in Volume 185, Pages 302-304, Webb County Deed Records, Webb County, Texas, and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits E and F, and

(4)   a tract of land containing 154.0 sq. ft., more or less, in Survey 1026, Abstract 317, and being within and a part of a 0.60 acre tract known as the N. Tadros Plat recorded in Volume 25, Page 78, Webb County Plat Records, Webb County, Texas, and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits G and H;

and authorizing staff to negotiate for the acquisition of said parcels by purchase at market values to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcels if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/ or inability to locate the listed owner(s).

 

17.      2006-R-016     Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one (1) parcel of land for the widening of Bartlett Avenue between Sandman Street and Hillside Road. Said parcel being a strip of land generally 4.00 feet in width, containing 509.12 sq. ft. or 0.012 acres, more or less, out of, lying, over, and across, a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Flynn Subdivision, Section I, recorded in Volume 3, Page 5, Plat Records, Webb County, Texas; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B; and authorizing staff to negotiate for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at market values to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcel if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/ or inability to locate the listed owner(s). 

 

18.      2006-R-017     Accepting the donation of one (1) parcel of land as a Utility Easement from Miguel Guerra and Rosalinda Guerra, for the extension of water service lines to the Tanquecitos II Subdivision.  Said Utility Easement, being the North 15 feet of Tract A-1, Tanquecitos II Boundary, situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County, Texas; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B.

 

19.      2006-R-019     Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance in the amount of $80,977.00 for funding the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for the period of October 01, 2005 through September 30, 2009.  This funding will be used for support staff overtime and equipment for police operations.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance mandates that this grant be divided equally between the City of Laredo and Webb County.

 

20.      2006-R-020     Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an inter-local government agreement between the City of Laredo Police Department and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to jointly apply for a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in the amount of $80,977.00.  This MOU is required in order to receive funding from BJA.

 

21.      2006-R-021     Authorizing the City Manager to accept a contract in the amount of $87,800.00 from the South Texas Development Council for the HIV / AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007.

 

22.      2006-R-022     Accepting the donation of two (2) Utility Easements from Humberto Martinez and Margarita Martinez, for the extension of water service lines to the San Carlos Subdivision, Phase I.  These being:

(1)   a 15-foot Utility Easement, containing 2,194 sq. ft. of land, more or less, situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County, Texas, being out of Lot 4, Block 1, San Carlos Subdivision I, owned by Humberto Martinez, being 1.2627 acres, recorded in Volume 4, Page 34, Webb County Plat Records; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B; and

(2)   a strip of land 15.00 feet in width, containing 1,977.96 sq. ft. or 0.045 acres, more or less, over and across Lot 6, Block 1, called to contain 1.2627 acres in a plat entitled “San Carlos Subdivision, Phase I” recorded in Volume 4, Page 34, Plat Records, Webb County, Texas, situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 296, Webb County, Texas; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits C and D.

 

23.      2006-R-024     Authorizing the City Manager to enter into agreement with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to accept a grant in the amount of $22,672.00 with a local in kind match of $7,941.00 for the Outdoor Exposure Program, this includes outdoor recreational programming that will enhance the yearly Summer Playground Program. 

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

24.      Consideration to award a contract with the sole source provider, Transcore LP for the development and project management to upgrade the existing operating system of the Laredo Bridge System Toll Collection system from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 and for an amount not to exceed $250,171.00.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Construction Fund.

 

25.      Consideration for approval of amendment no. 3 an increase of $16,222.00 to the professional services contract with Structural Engineering Services, San Antonio, Texas, for the Santa Ursula Connector Project for additional surveying services and for redesign of a portion of The Santa Ursula Connector to relocate a column as required by the General Services Administration and United States Customs and Border Protection.  Funding is available in the Revenue Bond 2005A.

 

26.      Consideration for approval of change order no. 3 a decrease of $14,896.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the CDBG Sidewalks City-Wide Project No. 30 (25.5 Blocks) and approval of final payment in the amount of $39,692.75 to J. Solis Maintenance and Welding Services, Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $146,702.75.  Funding is available in the Community Development Fund - 30th Action Year 2004 Grant – CD Project / Sidewalks.

 

27.      Consideration for approval to ratify amendment no. 4 an increase of $9,700.00 to prepare plans and specifications to split project into phases to expedite bidding of project and  amendment no. 5 an increase of $107,040.00 for additional construction administration services due to extending the construction interval period for an additional estimated thirty-two (32) weeks to the existing professional services contract with Cutler-Gallaway Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for the Los Obispos Affordable Housing Project.  Total amount of the amendments is $116,740.00.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund – Los Obispos Housing Project through a temporary transfer from the Capital Improvement Fund reserve in the amount of $57,000.  Reimbursement to the Capital Improvement Fund is contingent on the draw down and appropriation of $57,000 from the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation opening balance.  

 

28.      Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder G.O. Excavating and Construction Company, Alamo, Texas, in the base bid amount of $154,588.50 for the Laredo Colombia International Bridge Phase I Concrete Drainage Channel Improvements.  Funding is available in the Revenue Bond 2005A.

 

29.      Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore due to the vacancy created by Mayor Pro Tempore Jose A. Valdez, Jr.

 

30.      Consideration to authorize the purchase and installation of additional baseball field sports lighting system for the conversion of the existing Little League field into a Babe Ruth field at Dryden Park from Musco Lighting, through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Buy Board) contract pricing in the total amount of $55,477.00.  Funding is available in the 30th Action Year – 2005 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Dryden Park Improvements.  

 

31.      Authorizing the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for the San Bernardo Renovation and Restoration Project from Calton Road to Hidalgo Street.  The MPO has budgeted $118,661.00 for the project and funding is available through the MPO account.

 

32.      Refund of property tax in the amount of $2,923.32 to the following taxpayers and companies:

1.           A refund in the amount of $523.46 payable to Webb County Title & Abstract Co. due to an overpayment.  Account # 900-06541-003.

2.           A refund in the amount of $614.08 payable to Webb County Title & Abstract Co. due to an overpayment.  Account # 909-00056-796.

3.           A refund in the amount of $1,042.39 payable to Countrywide Tax Service due to an erroneous payment.  Account # 900-90311-137.

4.           A refund in the amount of $743.39 payable to Ofelia Alicia Salinas due to an overpayment.  Account # 216-00779-071.

 

33.      Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for month of January 2006 represents a decrease of $19,550.88.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

34.      Authorizing the City Manager to approve Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $108,350.80 to LEM Construction Company, Inc. for the Zacate Creek Odor Control and Rehabilitation Improvement Project to pay for additional work identified as necessary improvements such as the replacement of 90 ft. of air line, conduit replacement for clarifier, and replacement of waste sludge walkway bridge.  Funding is available in the 2004 Revenue Sewer Bond.

 

35.      Authorizing the City Manager to approve amendment No. 1 in the amount of $49,250.00 to Ferris & Flinn, LLC for inspection services for the Zacate Creek Odor Control and Rehabilitation Improvement Project in the addition of scope of services to construction work and contract time to the contractor.  Funding is available under the 2004 Revenue Sewer Bond-Zacate Creek WWTP Rehabilitation Project.

 

36.      Authorizing the City Manager to award a contract to the sole lowest bidder Calgon Carbon Corporation in the amount of $716,490.00 for the replacement of the Granulated Activated Carbon for water filtration at the Jefferson Street Water Treatment Plant.  Funding is available in the 2004 B Water Revenue Bond and 2005 Water Revenue Bond.

 

XII.             STAFF REPORTS

 

37.       

A.                 Presentation by the Public Works Department regarding the Street Resurfacing Project for the Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

 

XIII.           GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

38.       

A.                 Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

1.           Discussion with possible action to finalize procedures for naming city facilities.

 

B.                 Request by Council Member John C. Galo

1.           Discussion with possible action regarding the creation of and possible improvements to existing Parks and Recreation Facilities for the use of special needs populations with certain impairments or mobility challenges.

 

XIV.         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.

 

39.      Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.071 to consult privately with the City’s Attorneys regarding a sexual harassment complaint filed against City Secretary Gustavo Guevara, Jr., and contemplated litigation in the matter, and return to open session for possible action.

 

40.      Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.074, to deliberate the matter concerning the allegations in a sexual harassment complaint filed against City Secretary Gustavo Guevara, Jr., and pursuant to City Charter Section 2.17 to deliberate his employment, and possible discipline and removal from office, and return to open session for possible action.

 

XV.           RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD.

                       

41.      Consideration to award contract (FY06-023) to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH in the estimated amount of $220,192.06 for providing tires to be used for the Laredo Transit Management, Inc., forty-eight (48) buses and eighteen (18) para-transit vehicles.  The term of this contract will be for three (3) years with two (2), one-year (1) options subject to continued appropriations in future fiscal years.  Funding is available in the El Metro Operations Budget.

 

42.      Consideration to award annual supply contracts (FY06-035) to the low bidders, Leyendecker Oil, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amounts of $73,476.75 and Arguindegui Oil, Co., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amounts of $7,910.00 for the purchase of engine oil and lubricants for El Metro.  The bid pricing will be firm for one (1) year with a one-year (1) option and will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the El Metro Operations Fund.

 

43.      Consideration to exercise the renewal option for one (1) additional year for contract number FY05-046 awarded to Staff Force, Inc., Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $49,520.64 for providing up to four (4) temporary employees.  These employees will be assigned as cashiers for the Transit Center parking facility.  Funding is available in the Transit Center Facility Fund.

 

44.      Consideration to award annual supply contracts (FY06-036) to the listed vendors for providing bus and van fleet parts.  Contracts will be awarded by item(s) to the lowest responsible bidder for parts most commonly purchased for non-warranty repairs.  All items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the El Metro Operations Fund.

           

XVI.         ADJOURN AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD AND RECONVENE AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL.

 

XVII.       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, February 15, 2006 at 6:15 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                  City Secretary