CITY OF LAREDO
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
MARCH 10, 2008
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CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Approval of the minutes of August
6, 2007, December 3, 2007 and December 17, 2007.
COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognition of Judge Oscar
O. Martinez for being named 2008 LIFE Rancher of the Year during the 45th annual LIFE Downs fair.
Recognition of the Border
Olympics Board of Directors for their outstanding performance during the 2008
Border Olympics Event.
Recognition of Felix Garcia for being selected
to the U.S. Under
20 Men's National Team.
Environmental Services Department for receiving the Community
Service Award from the Code Enforcement Association of Texas.
Recognition of the 2008 Mayor's
Cup-City Employee Softball Tournament Winners.
Citizens are required to fill out a witness card
and identify themselves at the microphone.
Comments should be relevant to City business and delivered in a
professional manner. No derogatory
remarks will be permitted. There is a
time limit of three minutes per speaker.
APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
by Mayor Pro-Tempore Gene Belmares of Sammy Alasi to the Convention &
Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee.
by Council Member Johnny Rendon of Richard Perales to the Transportation and Traffic
Safety Advisory Committee.
GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND
Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas
Status report on the canopy for Bridge I, with
Request by Council Member Mike Garza
Discussion with possible action on setting a date
for a Budget Retreat.
Discussion with possible action on directing the
City Manager to conduct a study to alleviate the problems on garbage pick up.
Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia
Discussion with possible
action regarding outstanding loans/debts owed to the City of Laredo.
Discussion with possible
action on appropriating matching funds to a 3 million dollar Transportation
Grant for a hike and bike trail along Chacon Creek.
Discussion with possible action to consider
amending the priority procedures manual by placing the general Council
discussion items at the end of the agenda as opposed to the current order in
which they are placed.
Discussion with possible action regarding the
closing of Calton Road, between Thomas and Maher Avenue, in order to provide
safety for personnel and enhance security for Police Department equipment.
Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon
Discussion with possible action on placing speed
humps on West Mayberry Street from Springfield
Street to Gallagher
Avenue by using District V
Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Gene Belmares
with possible action on impounding uninsured vehicles and those operated by
2. Discussion with possible action
on setting, publishing and conducting public hearings to amend the towing
ordinance to reflect necessary changes as per the ordinance.
3. Discussion with possible action
on a water distribution action plan for summer 2008.
Request by Council Member Juan Chavez
Motion to increase funding for the Community
Action Agency Meals on Wheels, with possible action.
Status report of the nationalization
ordinance, with possible action.
Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez
with possible action regarding the purchase of Block 618 WD, located on Ventura
Street between Headen and Evans
Avenues and Block 411 WD, located just east of Eagle
Pass Avenue between Ventura and
Piedregal Streets for the development of a recreation center and a park.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending
the City of Laredo Health Department Fiscal Year 2007-2008 annual budget by
appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $30,000.00 of
additional funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for
continuation of the Health Department’s Abstinence Education Program, and
In-kind amount of $21,000.00 from L.I.S.D. for a total amount of expenditures
of $51,000.00 for the period of January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance
amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007-2008 annual budget by decreasing
revenues and expenditures by $8,551.00 for a total award amount of $79,249.00
from the South Texas Development Council (STDC) for the continuation of the
Health Department’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Projects
(HOPWA) for the period of February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009 and
authorizing the City Manager to execute said contract.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending
the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007-2008
Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and
expenditures in the amount of $1,000.00 donated by Wal-Mart for the
administration of various programs and authorizing the City Manager to
implement said budget amendment.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending
the City of Laredo Land Development Code, Chapter 24, Article III, by
creating Section 24-56, entitled “Parkland Dedication Ordinance” and amending
the City of Laredo Land Development Code, Appendix A, by adding the Parkland
Dedication Fee Methodology as per the attached Exhibit A; providing for
severability, publication and an effective date.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance
accepting funds in the amount of $245,000.00 from the South Texas 9-1-1
Regional Administration Division to cost share personnel at the Laredo Police
Department Public Safety Answering Point in accordance to Section 771.0751 of
the Texas Health and Safety Code ad Rule 251.3 Use of Revenue in Certain
Counties from the Commission on State Emergency Communications; and amending
the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 City of Laredo annual budget by appropriating
revenues and expenditures in the amount of $245,000.00 for salary expenses
for the Laredo Police Department Communications Division salaries.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending
the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 17 Library, Article I, In
General, Section “Fines and Fees for Library Services” allowing for a change
in the passport execution fee to follow the fee schedule set by the U.S.
Department of State and providing for publication and an effective date.
Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing
the City Manager to accept a donation from the Raymond H. and Florence L.
Sponberg Foundation of Minnesota in
the amount of $1,000.00 and amending the City of Laredo
Friends of the Library Fund Fiscal
Year 2007-2008 annual budget. Funds
will be used for literacy programs and the purchase of books and DVDs for the
Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing
the City Manager to accept Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Planning Funds (PL112) in
the amount of $44,686.86 and amending the City of Laredo
Fiscal Year 2007-2008 General Fund Budget to
match PL112’s Budget increasing revenues by $44,687.00 and expenditures by
$44,687.00. The PL112 funds come from
the 2008-2009 approved Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
10. Public hearing and
introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute
an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation in
the amount of $1,300,000.00 with a local match of $177,984.00 and to amend
the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Capital Grants Fund by appropriating said funds for
the proposed design of a rail road grade separation to be constructed over
the Kansas City Southern Rail Road Crossing located on Arkansas Avenue, near
Guadalupe and Chihuahua Streets.
11. Public hearing and
introductory ordinance amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic,
Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or Parking, Section 19-360, Parking Meters,
of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo, establishing the
availability of parking meter permit contracts for certain parking meter
spaces located west of Santa Maria Avenue and north of Hidalgo Street at a
reduced no-refundable monthly rate of forty dollars ($40.00) per parking
meter space and increase the parking meter time limit in this area from four (4)
to ten (10) hours and to provide for severability, publication and an
12. Public hearing and
introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances,
Chapter 32, Vehicles for Hire, Article III Tow Services, Section 32-88 Duties
of Tow Services on Rotation List, Subsection (6) Time for Arrival by adding
fifteen (15) minutes; Section 32-92 Towing Fees charged by towing companies
on the City’s rotation list, by increasing and setting fees as follows: tow from $50.00 to $95.00; heavy-duty
wrecker tow for an unloaded vehicle from $110.00 to $200.00; heavy-duty
wrecker tow for a loaded vehicle from $150.00 to $275.00; use of a dolly from
$25.00 to $40.00; use of a winch from $20.00 to $75.00; lockout fee set at
$65.00; police units (marked/unmarked) towing and tire changes set at $50.00;
amending Section 32-93 storage facility Fees for less than 12 hours from
$10.00 to that allowed by state law and $10.00 for police units
(marked/unmarked); 12 hours or more from $10.00 to that allowed by state law;
for each additional day from $10.00 to that allowed by state law; truck or
trailer longer than 35 feet from $10.00 to that allowed by state law;
Preservation Fee from $10.00 to that allowed by state law, and $10.00 for
police units (marked/unmarked) providing for publication and an effective
13. Amending The City Of Laredo Code Of Ordinances,
Chapter 2-Administration, Article I- In General, Section 2-5 City Council
Meetings, Subsection (B), (C) & (D) by providing an option of extending
meeting times for an additional fifteen minutes, from 11:15 p.m. until 11:30
p.m.; providing for severability, repeal all laws in conflict, and providing
for an effective date.
Amending Ordinance 2000-O-295
which adopted the speed hump installation policy of the City of Laredo to
change the minimum street length requirement to qualify for the installation
of speed humps from 1,000 feet to 1,100 feet and to incorporate other changes
to the established procedures and to the special provisions for the
installation of the speed humps, providing for publication and an effective
Amending the Subdivision
Ordinance of the City of Laredo by
amending Chapter 3, Section 3-2 N, entitled blocks, establishing a definition
for streets length and adopting standards for traffic calming devices in
certain circumstances of excessive street length; providing for publication
and an effective date.
Authorizing the City
Manager to execute a lease agreement with International Dairy Products, Inc.,
for approximately 15,000 square feet of warehouse space situated within a 2.0
acre tract of land located at 5508 Thomas Avenue. Lease
term is for five (5) years commencing on October 1, 2007, and ending on
September 30, 2012. However, it is
agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party upon
giving a ninety (90) day written notice from the party terminating to the
other. Monthly rent shall be $5,676.00
and will be adjusted annually according to change in the Consumer Price
Index. Except for the month of October
2007, Lessee’s rental obligation shall be $2,006.00; providing for an effective
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Authorizing the City Manager to enter
into a lease agreement with Webb County Area Justice Foundation d/b/a Laredo
Family Recovery Center, as Lessee to an approximate 15,244 square foot building
situated on an approximate 1.6501-acre tract located at 2920 E. Saunders
(rear). The lease term is for five (5) years commencing February 1, 2008
until January 31, 2013 with one renewal option of five (5) years until
January 31, 2018. The initial monthly
rent is the sum of $8,384.00 and providing for rent abatement in
consideration of certain improvements to the leased premises.
Authorizing the City Manager to accept payment in
the amount of $41,623.00 from the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental
Risk Pool (TMLIRP) as settlement for the replacement of a stolen 2001
Caterpillar Backhoe Loader and to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year
2007-2008 Capital Improvement Fund Budget by appropriating revenues and
expenditures for the purchase of a replacement backhoe loader and authorizing
the City Manager to implement said budget.
Amending Section 1 of Ordinance 2007-O-134 of the
City of Laredo and
authorization to implement a cost of $15.00 per sticker tag for the upgraded
Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) System for southbound traffic
utilizing the City of Laredo International Bridges as further described in
Exhibit “A” and hereby repealing all conflicting sections in all ordinances
currently in effect.
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease
with Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc., for approximately 120 square
feet of office space and an exclusive office entry lane of approximately 540
square feet at Bridge II.
term is for one (1) year commencing April 1, 2008 and ending on March 31,
rent will be $2,810.00 for approximately 120 square feet of office space and
an exclusive office entry lane of approximately 540 square feet at Bridge II.
lease may be terminated by either party with a thirty (30) day written
Amending Chapter 2, Article I of the Code of
Ordinances of the City of Laredo, Texas to include subsection (e) under
Section 2-3 “Fees for Services” to establish a 3% credit card convenience
processing fee for internet users and voice activated payments on all City payments. The 3% fee is based on the amount of
transaction. The fee will be evaluated
within six (6) months in order to assess its viability. (As amended)
Authorizing the City Manager to accept a
$330,500.00 donation from the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust and amending the City
of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Capital Improvement Fund by
appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $330,500.00 in the
form of a donation for the design, construction and installation of 19 shade
structures throughout various park areas in Laredo.
Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in
the amount of $100,000.00 from the Office of the Governor, the Division of
Emergency Management (GDEM) and to amend the City of Laredo
Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Annual Budget in the
same amount. The Office of the
Governor, the Division of Management has made a project grant available in
order to organize and deploy state agency and local government law
enforcement personnel and equipment to participate in a project to enhance
border security along the Texas-Mexico border. Funds will be used to pay overtime, fringe
benefits and operational expenses from February 15, 2008 through August 15,
Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
rezoning Lot 1, Block 2, Cuatro Vientos
Norte Subdivision Phase 1 located at 3302
Cuatro Vientos Drive, from
R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District);
providing for an effective date and publication.
18. 2008-R-013 Approving an agreement with the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the amount of
$21,000.00. The agreement’s purpose is
to reimburse cost for overtime and fringe benefits incurred by the Laredo
Police Department in providing resources to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Task Force.
The term of this grant is from October 1, 2007 through September 30,
19. 2007-R-014 Authorizing our Delinquent Tax
Attorney to arrange for the auction by
the Webb County Sheriff, pursuant to Section 34.05 of the Tax Code, of the
properties listed on the exhibits A and B; and subject to the minimum
2 3720 ½ Pinder $24,136.00
3 2410 Chacon $14,630.00
4 2602 Market $74,487.00
Above property is more specifically described in attached Exhibits A
20. 2008-R-015 Accepting a donation of the “Surface
Only” of a parcel of land for Chacon Creek Master Plan. Said parcel being Lot 12, Block 1, Cheyenne
Subdivision, Phase V, City of Laredo, Webb
County, Texas, as
per Plat recorded in Volume 25, Page 103, Webb County Plat Records and
described on attached Exhibit A.
21. 2008-R-016 Accepting a donation of a utility easement from
First National Bank, a Banking Association, in order to maintain an existing
eight-inch sanitary sewer line. Said utility easement being out of Lots 1
& 2, Block 1217, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb
County, Texas; and
described on attached Exhibit 1.
22. 2008-R-019 Consideration to accept a donation of a cubism
ceramic mural, entitled: “Musicians”
from Mr. Santos Rios, which will be permanently displayed at the Laredo
23. 2008-R-020 Declaring the public necessity to acquire
the “Surface Only” of seven parcels of land for the extension of Shiloh
Boulevard. These being:
tract of land containing 727 sq. ft. of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B,
tract of land containing 1.46 acres of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits C and D,
tract of land containing 0.30 acres of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits E and F,
tract of land containing 0.43 acres of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits G and H,
tract of land containing 0.13 acres of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits I and J,
tract of land containing 0.38 acres of land, more or less, and described by
Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits K and L, and
tract of land containing 0.68 acres of land, more or less, described by Metes
and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits M and N.
All seven tracts being situated in Porcion
23, Abstract 283, Webb County, Texas; 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). Funding for this project is available in
the 2007 Certificate of Obligation.
award of 2007 Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Community Housing
Development Organization (CHDO) set-aside funds in the amount of $95,631.40
to Habitat for Humanity of Laredo, Inc., to utilize towards supplement
construction costs for the Tierra Prometida Project; and further authorizing
the City Manager to execute all documents in support of the same.
a Professional Services Contract previously awarded to W. D. Schock Company,
Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, in the amount of $625,473.00, for the provision
of residential sound reduction services, as part of the City of Laredo
International Airport Noise
Compatibility Program to soundproof fifty-three (53) apartment units located
at 3220 Frost Street and 3202 Price Street, by providing for a contract
period of eighteen (18) months with two (2) eighteen-month renewable options.
to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Jimmy Closner and Sons
Construction Co., Inc.; Mercedes, Texas in the amount of $2,031,820.00 for
the construction of the Water Distribution Systems at the Mines Road Planning
Area Colonias Rancho Peñitas West, Los Minerales, Minerales Annex and Antonio
Santos, Work Order #1 -subject to the approval of the Texas Water Development
Board (TWDB). The construction time is 365 calendar days. Funding is available in the Colonias
to authorize change order #1 for QRO MEX Construction a decrease in the
amount of $7,784.65 for the construction of an 18” water line from United South High
School to the existing booster
station along TX. Hwy 359 Colonias Work Order NADBank -#1, decreasing the
total construction contract from $1,487,828.25 to $1,480,043.60. Funding is
available in the Colonias Project fund.
to authorize change order #1 to Jimmy Closner and Sons Construction Co.,
Inc., Mercedes, Texas in
the amount of $20,927.95, for the construction of the SH 359 Planning Area
Work Order #3 – Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System and is
subject to the approval of the TWDB. This change order consists in field
changes no. 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, & 9 to improve the efficiency of the design
and due to conflicts that reflect the actual site conditions. The
construction contract time is extended for an additional 45 calendar days.
The revised contract amount is $4,718,684.15. The new construction time
including this change order will be 585 calendar days. Funding is available in the Colonias
to authorize amendment No. 5 in the amount of $4,000.00 to Crane Engineering
for the surveying services for Colonias Work Order 3 which includes water
distribution lines and wastewater collection lines in 7 Colonias on Hwy 359.
The amendment brings the total contract amount to $460,517.28. Funding is available in the Colonias
the City Manager to award a Professional Services Contract to Carter Burgess
Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in
an amount not to exceed $322,813.00 for
the development of a conceptual design, trail alignment and construction
plans for the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail Project, a grant funded
project through the Texas Department of Transportation. Funding is available
through the City Council Discretionary Funds.
of property tax in the amount of $1,938.65 to the following taxpayers:
refund in the amount of $936.14 payable to William E. Heitkamp due to an
overpayment. Account #662-01950-010.
refund in the amount of $1,002.51 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate
Services, LLC., due to an overpayment.
to authorize the payment of the solid waste fee assessed quarterly by the
Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The City 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 TCEQ. Approximately 400,000 tons will be
processed during the next twelve (12) month period which would result in a
total payment to TCEQ in the estimated amount of $500,000.00. Funding is available in the Solid Waste
to exercise the renewal option for one (1) additional year for contract
number FY07-116 awarded to Gutierrez Machine and Welding Shop, Laredo, Texas, in
the estimated amount of $140,000.00 for professional welding services for the
Utilities Department. These services
include site repairs to various water and wastewater treatment plants, lift
stations, and other municipal facilities.
The contract takes into account hourly pay rates; regular, overtime,
holiday, service call, and the cost of materials. Funding is available in the Utilities Department
to renew contract FY07-024 currently awarded to Rafter P. Transport, New
Braunfels, Texas, in
the estimated amount of $231,250.00 for providing hauling and disposal services
of wastewater bio-solids for the Utilities Department. Funding is available in the Utilities
to award supply contract numbers FY08-037 to the following bidders:
Materials, Laredo, Texas, in
the estimated amount of $2,331,000.00 for the purchase of asphalt (F.O.B.
plant and site delivered), black base (F.O.B. plant and job site delivered),
MS-1 or MS-2 (F.O.B. plant and job site delivered), MC-30, (F.O.B. plant and
job site delivered);
Ready Mix, Laredo, Texas, in
the estimated amount of $350,000.00 for the purchase of ready mix cement
(F.O.B. job site delivered);
Crushed Concrete, Laredo, Texas, in
the estimated amount of $88,500.00 for the purchase of flexible base crushed
concrete (F.O.B. Plant and job site delivered); for the purchase of materials
required for all City paving and construction projects.
all bids submitted for flexible base, gravel and sand by Leyendecker
Materials and Gomez Trucking be rejected because the bidders did not include
the required material test reports or the reports were older than one (1) year.
term of this contract is for one (1) year period and is subject to
availability of funds. All materials
are purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the Public Works Department,
Utilities Department and Construction Project Budgets.
to award contract number FY08-036 to the following low bidders for providing
1. CC Distributors, Corpus
2. Gulf Coast
Paper, Corpus Christi, Texas,
Office Supply, Laredo, Texas,
providing general janitorial supplies to all City departments. This contract establishes discount
percentage pricing for those janitorial supplies most commonly utilized by
City departments for a one (1) year period.
All items will be purchased on an as needed basis and funding will be
secured from the users department budget.
to amend supply contract number FY07-043 awarded to Leyendecker Materials, Laredo, Texas by
increasing the contract amount by $300,000.00 for the purchase of additional
asphalt and black base paving materials.
The revised contract amount will be $1,893,750.00. The Public Works Department utilized more
than the estimated amounts of these paving materials due to an increased project
workload. All materials were purchased
on an as needed basis utilizing the Public Works Department, Utilities
Department, and Construction Projects Budgets.
for approval of change order no. 2, an increase of $692,671.00 for renovations
of existing dental and clinical spaces including fifteen (15) operatories to
the construction contract with Leyendecker Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas,
for the Clinical/Laboratory Expansion and Renovation for the City of Laredo
Health Department (CLHD). Current
construction contract amount with this change order increase is
$3,364,470.00. Substantial completion
date for the project is July 1, 2008.
Funding is available in the 2007 Contractual of Obligation Bond. The 2008 bonds that will be sold will
reimburse the 2007 Bond Issue.
for approval to award a Professional Engineering Services Contract to Crane
Engineering Corporation for an amount not to exceed $48,500.00 to determine
the feasibility and design of an 8” wastewater collection system to provide
service to existing structures served by septic systems, and prepare service
for the future expansion of the City of Laredo
Landfill. Funding is available in the
Solid Waste Fund.
for approval to award a professional services contract to FQR Architects,
Inc., Laredo, Texas, in association with Carter & Burgess, Inc., San
Antonio, Texas, Synergy Structural Engineering, Inc., Laredo, Texas, and
Jankedesign, Inc., Austin, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $910,208.00 for
the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the East Side
Community Recreational Facility.
Design work is to be done on a fast track basis approximately nine (9)
months. Funding is available in the
2005 C.O. Issue and 2006 C.O. Issue – East
Side Recreation Center.
for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Martinez
Paving Company, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in
the amount of $127,433.10 for the Markley Lane/Santa Maria Avenue Drainage
Improvements. Contract time for the
project is ninety (90) working days (approximately 4½ months). Funding is available in the Environmental
2007 Certificate of Obligation.
for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $7,125.00 for retaining wall
required to prevent erosion from private lots into the sidewalks, acceptance
of the CDBG Sidewalks City-Wide Project No. 34 (12 Blocks – District IV) and
Project No. 35 (9 Blocks – District V) and approval of final payment in the
amount of $28,327.23 to ALC Construction, LLC., Laredo, Texas. Final construction contract amount is
$103,275.00. Funding is available in
the Community Development Fund – Sidewalk Project No. 34 - 31st Action Year and
Sidewalk Project No. 35 - 32nd Action Year.
for approval to award a Professional Engineering Services Contract to
Structural Engineering Associates, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for an amount
not to exceed $62,950.00 for the design and preparation of plans and
specifications for the Hazardous Material Containment System Retrofit on the
World Trade International Bridge. Design
work will be on a fast track basis approximately one hundred twenty (120)
calendar days. Mexico will
be funding 50% of the $62,950.00 and the remaining 50% is available in the
Bridge Department Budget.
for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Zertuche
Construction, LLC, Laredo, Texas, in
the amount of $393,192.51 for the Pedestrian Bridge across
Zacate Creek at Cecilia May Moreno Park. Contract time for the project is one
hundred five (105) working days (approximately 5 months). Funding is available in the Community
Development Fund 32nd Action Year and the 2007 C.O. District IV
to ratify an extension to the contract previously awarded to CALENCE through
July 7, 2009. Extension is needed in
order to comply for the 11th round of the Universal Service
Program Grant from Schools and Libraries Division/Universal Services
Administrative Company/FCC for multi-year E-Rate discounts. Contract extension amount is not to exceed
$92,003.67 and includes $7,097.08 for ineligible or unfounded items and
$9,339.73 in matching funds from the FY08-09 Friends of Library Fund Budget. Contract award is contingent on grant
to amend the amount of a professional contract with Martinez Pharmacy to
continue providing prescription services to the Health Department’s HIV
Program. The amendment is to increase
the total amount of the contract from $73,697.00 to $117,553.00. Contract term is from April 1, 2007 through
March 31, 2008. Funding is available
in the State Grants HIV/Ryan White and the HIV/Health and Social Services
Presentation regarding the Laredo Development
Foundation activities by Roger Creery, LDF Executive Director.
Discussion with possible action regarding setting
the minimum qualifications for the Fire Chief position.
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.
48. Request for executive session
pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the
value of a possible donation of thirty (30) acres for the Rancho Peñitas West
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD
to award contract FY08-035 to Laredo Urgent Care, Laredo, Texas, for
providing occupational medical services for the El Metro operation. The term of the contract will be for a
period of three (3) years, with two (2) one (1) year options. Funding is available in the El Metro
to amend the FY07-060 supply contracts awarded by the Mass Transit Board on May
7, 2007, for bus and van fleet repair and replacement parts by increasing the
contract totals by 25%. An increase in
non warranty repairs will require the purchase of additional repair and
replacement parts throughout the contract period. Contracts were 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.
RECESS AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD AND RECONVENE AND
ADJOURN AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL
This notice was posted at the Municipal Government
Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to
the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2008
at 8:00 p.m.