May 15, 2006

5:30 P.M.





I.             MOTION


1.        Consideration to authorize the payment of the solid waste fee assessed quarterly by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The City is assessed a solid waste fee based on a per ton basis for all waste processed (disposed) at the landfill. This is a recurring annual expense paid on a quarterly basis. The current rate is $1.25 per ton which is subject to change by the TCEQ. Approximately 350,000 tons will be processed during the next twelve month period which would result in a total payment to TCEQ of $437,500.00 Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.


2.        Authorizing the City Manager to accept a utility easement from Royal Joint Venture, for the construction of a sanitary sewer line to the Unitec site; also authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Royal Joint Venture, wherein Royal Joint Venture receives reservation of capacity sufficient for development of certain acreage located within the Royal Joint Venture Unitec Industrial Center.


3.        Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Verde Corp. wherein Verde Corp. agrees to construct a sanitary sewer package plant at a construction cost of over $300,000.00 at the Unitec site, within one hundred and eighty (180) days of execution and the City agrees to: 1) reimburse annexation fees previously paid by the owners of Travel Centers ($24,225.00) and Flying J ($33,088.50); and 2) provide a written commitment from the City that guarantees both Verde Corp. and the N. D. Hachar Trust capacity that remains after deduction of that needed by Travel Centers and Flying J Truck Stops.


4.        Rescinding an award of a construction contract to J. Solis Maintenance, and awarding it to Ramos Industries, Inc., the next lowest responsible bidder, for the construction of the SH 359 Tanquecitos I - Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Improvements Project, subject to the approval of the TWDB. The Tanquecitos I-Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Improvements consist of constructing 8 water distribution lines and 10/ 8 sanitary sewer collection lines to Colonias Los Tanquecitos I within the SH 359 Planning Area. The contract will be awarded based on the Base Bid with
Alternates #1 and 2. The construction time is 300 calendar days. Funding is available in the Colonias Construction Fees; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.





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, May 12, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.




Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary