CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2008-R-019

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 6, 2008

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 minutes for June 16, 2008 and June 17, 2008.

 

V.           COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Recognitions

Recognition of the One City, One Book Planning Committee.

 

Communiqués

Introduction of Mr. Cristobal Sanchez as the new Executive Director for the Animal Shelter.  

 

 

Citizen comments

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.


 

VI.          APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.     Appointments by Council Member Mike Garza of Juanita Lozano and Cordelia Jackson to the Laredo Commission for Women.

 

b.    Appointment by Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza of Robert Ortiz to the Library Advisory Committee.

 

VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health Department Fiscal Year 2008-2009 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $24,750.00 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the contribution of the Department’s South Family AIDS Network Grant, award period beginning August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009, to provide patient care for HIV/AIDS patients.

 

2.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1537, Eastern Division, located at 2601 Ash Street, from R-1 (Single Family Resident District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the zone change.  (District IV)

 

3.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant of $40,000.00 from South Texas Development Council to be used for a litter reduction campaign and household hazardous waste collection of fluorescent light bulbs; and amending the City of Laredo Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 for Environmental Services to appropriate the said amount for the relevant expenditure accounts.

 

4.       Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health Department FY 2008-2009 budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $300,000.00 for dental care personnel and operations for the City of Laredo Health Department; correcting the amount of the one (1) time initial contract for construction from $1,000,000.00 to $1,300,000.00 from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) through the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School;   extending the contract from an end date of August 31, 2008 to  August 31, 2009; and, amending the full-time equivalent positions  The total award amount is $1,600,000.00 for a four (4) year period with a start date for operations and personnel of September 1, 2008, renewable annually.  

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)


 

VIII.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

5.       Amending Chapter 32, Vehicle for Hire, Article II, Taxicabs, Operating Authority, Section 32-22, Initial application for annual permit, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo, adding subsection (o) requiring that all taxicab permit owners shall attend a mandatory annual meeting to be held by staff to review vehicle for hire taxicab current and new additions, amendments to ordinance before taxicab permits are issued or renewed and to provide for severability, publication and an effective date.

 

IX.          FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

6.        

 

2008-O-196            Amending the City of Laredo Health Department Fiscal Year 2007-2008 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $31,349.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services and an estimated $4,167.00 in program income for continuation of the Health Department Maternal and Well Child Early Detection Health (MCH-Title V) and Dental Program to provide preventive care for the underserved, uninsured and medically indigent for the term beginning September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.

 

2008-O-197            Amending the City of Laredo Health Department Fiscal Year 2007-2008 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $137,677.00 from the South Texas Development Council through funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the continuation of the Health Department HIV/Health & Social Services, term from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.

 

2008-O-198            Amending the City of Laredo Health Department Fiscal Year 2007-2008 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $90,811.00 in funds for continuation of prenatal care services, women’s health and well child early detection prevention care for the medically indigent, undeserved and uninsured by the Health Department Maternal Child Health (MCH-Title V) Program for the period beginning September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.

 

2008-O-199            Authorizing City Manager to accept a grant adjustment in the amount of $75,000.00 from the Office of the Governor, the Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) and to increase the City of Laredo FY 2007-2008 Special Police Fund Annual Budget is for the amount of $75,000.00 for a total grant award of $175,000.00.  The Office of the Governor, the Division of Emergency 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, 2009. 

 

2008-O-200            Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Airport Construction budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program being Grant Project No. 3-48-0136-54-08 in the amount of $390,964.00 to rehabilitate Runway 17R/35L (Engineering Only) and Acquire Land for Development at the Laredo International Airport and appropriating said grant revenue and local match to the appropriate expenditure accounts and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.  The City’s local match of five (5) percent in the amount $20,577.00 is available through the land purchased in Fiscal Year 2006 (Rash Tract); providing for an effective date.

 

2008-O-201            Amending the FY 2007-2008 Annual Fire Department Budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,958.00 for a donation by private entities and Seven Flags RAC Trauma Service Area to purchase bicycles, helmets and food for the 2nd Annual Fire and Police Bike Rodeo.

 

2008-O-202            Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 13.81 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located west of Ejido Road and approximately 133 feet north of Exodus Drive, from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

2008-O-203     Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 13, Villa del Sol Subdivision, located at 303 Plaza Lane, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District; and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

2008-O-204     Amending the Zoning  Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4, 5, and 6, Block 922, Eastern Division, located at 1719 Market Street, from R-O (Residential Office District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

2008-O-206            Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by issuing a Conditional Use Permit for a child day care on Lot 10 and the north 11.57 feet of Lot 9, Block 1055, Western Division, located at 4212 Flores Avenue; and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

2008-O-207            Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by issuing a Conditional Use Permit for a parking lot on Lot 3, Block 766, Western Division, located at 2808 San Bernardo Avenue; and providing for an effective date and publication.

 

2008-O-208     Authorizing the City Manager to execute an easement to AEP Texas Central Company for electrical facilities to serve Slaughter Park within Block 705, Eastern Division.  The said easement containing 2,889.71 sq. ft. being out of Lot Numbers 2, 5, 6 and 7 Block 705, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being described on attached Exhibit A and B; and providing for an effective date.

 

X.           RESOLUTIONS

 

7.       2008-R-116     Confirming the Mayor’s appointments of five (5) representatives from City of Laredo, to serve on the Board of Directors of the South Texas Development Council for the period of October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009; the appointments must include three (3) elected City Officials and two (2) non-governmental members that represent the general interest groups of business and community based organizations.

 

8.       2008-R-117     Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute a cooperative of agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit A, between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Laredo Police Department to assure the disruption of illicit drug traffic in the Webb County, Texas area by immobilizing targeted violators and trafficking organizations as well gather and report intelligence data relating to trafficking in narcotics and dangerous drugs. 

 

9.       2008-R-118     Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute a Memorandum of Understanding attached hereto as Exhibit A between the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and the Laredo Police  Department for the purpose of establishing a permanent Fugitive Apprehension Task Force to be directed and coordinated for the purpose of locating and apprehending fugitives; and to accept monetary reimbursement for overtime incurred by the officer assigned to the Task Force, not to exceed $15,572.00 per year.

 

10.    2008-R-119     Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant to the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $4,000,000.00 and to accept said grant, if offered, for the rehabilitation of a portion of the General Aviation Apron Phase 4 at the Laredo International Airport.  The City’s local match in the amount of $210,527.00 (5%) is available through the land purchased in FY 2006 (Rash Tract).

 

11.    2008-R-120     Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Grant Agreement CSJ No. M922LREDO with the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division under the Routine Airport Maintenance Program in the amount of $50,000.00 for the purpose of airside and landside maintenance at the Laredo International Airport.  The City’s (100%) percent local match for this project in the amount of $50,000.00 is available in the Airport Operations Fund.

 

12.    2008-R-121     Accepting a grant awarded by the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the amount of $40,343.00  for the 2007-2011 Justice Assistance Grant. The Office of Justice Programs is contributing the full grant amount of $40,343.00 with no match amount obligated to the City of Laredo.  The City of Laredo and Webb County will each receive $20,171.50.  The City of Laredo will utilize this funding for the purchase of equipment for Homeland Security purposes by the Laredo Police Department for the period of October 01, 2007 through September 30, 2011. 

 

13.    2008-R-123     Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $2,500,000.00 with the City designating $625,000.00 in matching funds for the Canal Street Drainage Improvement Phase II Project.

 

XI.          MOTIONS

 

14.    Consideration to accept change order #2 from Landmark Structures I, LP which would apply two (2) additional logos at the Cuatro Vientos Elevated Storage Tank for an  increase  of $16,500.00; and would extend the time by 14 days to complete.  The final contract amount would be $2,549,748.00.  Funding is available in the Waterworks construction fund; Water Tank Improvements. 

 

15.    Authorizing the City Manager to approve amendment No. 1 (Contract #2 NADBANK-2) with ARCADIS, Laredo, Texas. The consultant will credit the City of Laredo the amount of $9,900.00 for surveys not performed by the consultant as the contract required for:  Colonias Los Minerales, Rancho Peñitas West and several other parcels of land between the two Colonias. This project is funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB).

 

16.    Authorizing the City Manager to approve amendment No. 3 (Contract #1 NADBANK-2) to ARCADIS, Laredo, Texas. The consultant shall credit the City of Laredo in the amount of $88,844.00 for the survey and construction phase not performed by the consultant as required on the contract for the Wastewater Collection System at the Colonias Rancho Peñitas West, Minerales, Minerales Annex and Antonio Santos; and the Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Colonias Rancho Peñitas West. This amendment will bring the total contract #1 amount to $541,375.00.This project is funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB).

 

17.    Awarding a construction contract to SLC Construction, L.P., Conroe, Texas; in the amount of $2,900,532.23 (base bid) for the Mines Road Area NADB-2 Sanitary Sewer Collection System. The project is subject to NADBANK approval.  The project consists of approximately 42,063 linear feet of 8” sewer line, 2 lift stations; 4,324 linear feet of 4” force main; 3,604 linear feet of 6” force main, manholes, storm water pollution prevention and incidentals. The contract time is 365 calendar days.  Funding is available in the NADBANK Colonia Fund. 

 

18.    Approve change order #1 clarifying the contract time to 365 days to Jimmy Closner Construction Co., Inc for the project on Mines Road Colonias Water Distribution Systems, Work Order No. 1. The contract amount for this project is $2,031,820.00.

 

19.    Consideration for approval for a new contract with Crane Engineering Corporation, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $96,519.00 to serve as project engineering for the construction phase services of Pueblo Nuevo-Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Improvements Project.  This project requires that they provide letting services and as-built field surveys to provide coordinates on an as-built plans to Pueblo Nuevo.  This project is subject to approval of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).  Funding is available in the Colonias Project Fund. 

 

20.    Consideration for approval of change order No. 1 to DBA Larecon, LLC, Ricardo Aguero, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $56,404.00 for the replacement of the 8” sewer line on San Bernardo Avenue between Madison on Baltimore Streets that has collapsed and is currently out of service.  The total contract amount is $273,904.00.  Funding is available in the Sewer Rehabilitation 2007 Revenue Bond. 

 

21.    Authorizing the City Manager to award an engineering contract with Crane Engineering Corporation – Laredo, Texas in the amount of $213,958.00 to provide professional engineering services and prepare plans and specifications for the 24” Main-Loop 20 to Doctors Hospital. Funds are available in the 2008 Utility Bond.

 

22.    Authorizing the City Manager to award an Engineering Contract with Espey Consultants Inc. – Dallas, Texas in the amount of $60,000.00 to provide professional engineering services and prepare plans and specifications for the 24” sanitary sewer line along San Francisco Avenue from Ryan Street to Canal Street.  Funding is available in the 2007 Utility Revenue Bond. 

 

23.    Authorizing the City Manager to award an Engineering Contract with ARCADIS- US, Inc. – Laredo, Texas in the amount of $69,643.00 to prepare plans and specifications for house to line connections for water and wastewater services for Rancho Peñitas West (NADBANK-3).  This project is funded by the North American Development Bank (NADB) and is subject to their approval. Funds are available in the Project Engineer Fees.

 

24.    Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Laredo Morning Times (LMT) who will design, produce, sell advertising and print the 2009 Laredo Visitors Guide.  LMT will print, at no cost to the City of Laredo, 130,000 copies of the guide which is an 80-84 page full color magazine featuring “Los Dos Laredos”.  The guide will be produced under the direction of the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with PM Design Group relative to style, design, and editorial content for consistency with the new marketing theme.

 

25.    Consideration to extend contract FY06-028 for one (1) additional year to Galls Inc., Lexington, KY., in the estimated annual amount of $210,000.00, for the purchase of uniforms, boots, and accessories.  These items are included in the collective bargaining agreement between the City and the Firefighters Union.  Each firefighter has a $600.00 clothing allowance that may be used to purchase any of the listed items in the agreement.  The term of this contract is for one year and includes a price increase of three (3) to ten percent (10%) of some items on the contract list.    Funding is currently available in the Fire Department’s operation budget.  

 

26.    Consideration to authorize a contract with Motorola Inc., c/o RZ Communications, Austin, Texas, in the amount of $579,545.35, for the purchase and installation of thirty two (32) each: mobile data terminals (MDT), XTL 2500 mobile radios, consoles, in-car digital video units, and Trimble global position system (GPS) units.  These items will be purchased through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC) cooperative purchasing program contract number RA01-08. Funding is available in the 2008 Certification of Obligation Bond Proceeds.  

 

27.    Consideration to authorize a contract with Philpott Motors, Port Neches, TX, in the total amount of $802,924.16, for the purchase of thirty two (32) police sedans.  These vehicles will be purchased through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) cooperative purchasing program contract number VE03-06.  Funding is available in the 2008 Certification of Obligation bond proceeds.    

 

28.    Consideration to award supply contract number FY08-123 to the low bidder, Gomez Trucking, Laredo, Texas in the estimated contract amount of $165,000.00 for the purchase of flexible base material (Caliche) required for city paving and construction projects.  The term of this contract is for a one (1) year period and is subject to the availability of funds.   This material will be purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the Utilities Department construction project budgets.

 

29.    Consideration to award bid FY08-116 to the low bidder, Shoop and Sons of Decatur, Illinois, in the estimated amount of $73,802.15 for the purchase of fencing material for the Slaughter Park little league and baseball field improvements; or to Laredo Fence Material, Laredo, TX, in the amount of $75,805.22, utilize the local bidder’s preference provision of Section 271.9051 of the State of Texas Local Government Code.  Funding for this purchase is available through 2006 Certificate of Obligation funds for Slaughter Park.

 

30.    Consideration to authorize the purchase of seventy (70) sets of structural fire fighting protective uniforms from Dooley Tackaberry, Deer Park, Texas, through the Texas Association of School Board Buy Board cooperative contract #248-08 in the total amount of $150,731.00. The set includes the fire coat, trousers, knee boots, gloves, hoods, and helmets. Funding is available in the Fire Department’s budget.

 

31.    Consideration for approval to award an emergency construction contract to MTZ Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $220,735.36 for Storm Sewer Pipe Replacement along Santa Rita from Farragut to Matamoros.  This project replaces an old 18 inch clay pipe which is broken by the gas line installation and has plugged the drainage system.  Contract time is one hundred twenty (120) working days.  Funding is available in the 2007 Certificate of Obligation Issue.

 

32.    Consideration for approval of change order no. 4 an increase of $8,313.60 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Esperanza Road Drainage Improvement Project, release of retainage, and approval of final payment in the amount of $29,761.00 to ALC Construction, LLC., Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $222,787.60.  Funding is available in the 2007 Certificate of Obligation. 

 

33.    Consideration for approval of change order no. 2 an increase of $18,298.70 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place and to add fifty-eight (58) calendar days to the construction contract time, acceptance of the Laredo International Airport General Aviation Apron and Taxilane Reconstruction (Phase III), release of retainage, and approval of final payment in the amount of $224,859.09 to SER Construction Partners, Ltd., Houston, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $3,824,302.50.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund – FAA Grant No. 51. 

 

34.    Consideration to exercise the option to renew and extend the current professional service contracts (FY01-131) for one (1) year between the City of Laredo and both A. G. Pellegrin, M.D. and Dr. Carlos N. Hornedo to perform drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.  The current contract expires on October 31, 2008.  Each provider contract will not exceed $25,000.00 on a yearly basis.

 

35.    Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement between the City of Laredo and Laredo Independent School District to provide library services to South Laredo area residents at the Cigarroa Middle School Library.  The City shall have use of the library every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for each month covered by this agreement.   In addition, the City shall also have use of the library for the Summer Reading Program from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the months of June, July, and August.   During the term of this agreement, the City will utilize the premises for library services that include assistance with interlibrary loans, income tax filings, databases and references, children's services as well as the Summer Reading Program.

 

36.    Refund of property tax in the amount of $800.00 payable to Randal & Carvn Fox due to an overpayment.  Account #554-01550-010.

 

37.    Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one (1) year service agreement with SunGard Public Sector, Lake Mary, Florida, in the amount of $132,740.00.  The service agreement is for software enhancements and maintenance on the financial applications residing on the City’s IBM iSeries computer system for the period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  Funding is available in the Information Technology Fund.

 

38.    Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc., (CSSL) in the amount of $45,135.00 to administer the City’s Fiscal Year 2008-2009 General Welfare Assistance Program through which rental, utility, transportation, and health care assistance is provided to indigent individuals and families residing in the community.  The contract would cover expenditures for the period of October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  Up to $40,622.00 of the General Welfare Funds would be designated for the assistance of indigent individuals and families of low income, while $4,513.00 (approximately 10%) will be allocated to cover administrative expenses to include:  overhead, wages and office supply costs incurred by Catholic Social Services.  Funding is available in the General Fund.

 

39.    Consideration to award contract number FY08-122 to Quest Diagnostics, Inc., of San Antonio, in an estimated annual amount of $225,000.00 to perform clinical laboratory testing services submitted by the City of Laredo Health Department.  The term of the contract will be in the amount not to exceed $675,000.00 for a period of three (3) years beginning October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2011.  The vendor was selected based on the testing fees, years of experience, and their ability to meet the City’s requirements. Funding is available in the Health Department’s budgets and is contingent on future budget appropriations for subsequent years.

 

XII.         GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

40.     

a.     

 

A.   Request by Council Member Mike Garza

1.       Discussion with possible action on re-activating the Charter Review Committee for a possible May 2009 election.

 

B.   Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

1.       Discussion with possible action on making the Convention & Visitors Bureau Division a stand-alone department.

 

2.       Discussion with possible action on placing sidewalks in the Santo Niño area by using District II Discretionary Funds.

 

C.   Request by Council Member Juan Narvaez

1.       A resolution by the City Council of the City of Laredo decrying the ruling of the 111th District Court limiting the term of office for Council District VII to less than 4 years contrary to the term set by the official ballot for the election and as voted upon by the citizens of Laredo.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Hector J. Garcia)

 

D.   Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon

1.       Status Report on the storm drainage projects located at Pike Drive on Chaparral Subdivision and at Esperanza-Sage Drive at Belmont Plaza Subdivision.

 

2.       Discussion with possible action on installing a dome at the basketball court at Blas Castaneda Park.

 

E.   Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

1.       A motion directing City Manager to prepare a service plan for the voluntary annexation of the Killiam Quiote tract-101.6 more or less, located approximately 1 mile northeast of the intersection of Loop 20 and Del Mar.

 

2.       Discussion with possible action regarding Solid Waste Division financial issues.

 

3.       Discussion with possible action on property tax relief for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 through a tax rebate, tax credit or homestead exemption and/or other mechanism.  (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Jose A. Valdez, Jr. and Council Member Hector J. Garcia.)

 

4.       Discussion with possible action on upgrading the existing street lighting along Springfield Avenue between Mann Road and Calle del Norte, by using District VI Discretionary Funds.

 

F.    Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Jose A. Valdez, Jr.

1.       Discussion with possible action to use District 7 Discretionary Funds in the estimated amount of $31,000.00 to upgrade and/or install street lights around Finley Elementary School and along Riverbank Drive, between Elk Drive and Zebra Drive.

 

G.   Request by Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza

1.       Discussion with possible action to instruct staff to prepare comprehensive list or inventory of all Historic Structures or properties in the city and to report on the status of each building in reference to its proper designation as a “Historical Structure”; and for the required steps to be taken to properly register those structures that are not properly registered as Historical Structures and to prepare and file in the real property records at Webb County Clerks Office a verified written instrument with each Historic Structure or property in accordance with legal requirements.  (Co-sponsored by Mayor Raul G. Salinas)

 

 

XIII.       STAFF REPORTS

 

41.     

 

                           A.        Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer Ernesto Cantu’s third request for an extension of Injury Leave with Pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.  This extension will allow officer Cantu to restore leave balances for leave that was used while on injury leave status.

 

                           B.        Discussion and clarification on water park development, with possible action.

 


 

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.

 

42.    Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (1) (A) and (B) to consult with Delinquent Tax Attorney to consider the mediation settlement agreement in the case styled City of Laredo et al v. Jett Racing & Sales, Inc., Cause No.2004TXA001761-D1, in the District Court 49th Judicial District, Webb County, Texas; and return to open session for possible action.

           

XV.        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, October 1, 2008 at         8:00 p.m.                                                              

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary