CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

2008-SC-12

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

July 30, 2008

12:15 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

 

V.           COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Recognitions

 

Communiqués

 

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.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VI.          RESOLUTION

 

1.       2008-R-093     Approving the temporary License Agreement for a period of eight months with the United States of America, by and through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, over 25.53 acres of City property along the Rio Grande River Bend for  the purpose of carrying out the Carrizo Cane Eradication Project of the Laredo Sector of U.S. Border Patrol; and Authorizing the City Manager to execute the temporary License Agreement in the form attached as exhibit 1, of which exhibits A & B of the agreement set forth the description of the 25.53 acres.

 

VII.         MOTION

 

2.       To add to the Council’s schedule in August and September 2008 the following:

 

August 7th, 11th and 13th @ 5:30 p.m. for budget workshops; and September 12, 2008 @ 12:15 p.m. for a Special City Council Meeting (for introduction of ordinance adopting the tax rate)

 **Due to the Labor Day Holiday the regularly scheduled meeting of Monday, September 1, 2008 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

 

VIII.       STAFF REPORTS

 

3.        

A.           Submission of the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Budget as per Article VI, Section 6.02, Submission of Budget which states that “At least sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal year, the City Manager shall present to the Council a budget for the ensuing fiscal year with an accompanying budget message.”

 

B.           Submission of the proposed 2009 – 2013 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as per Article VI, Section 6.05, which states that  “The City Manager shall prepare and submit a five (5) year capital program at least sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal year. “

 

IX.          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.

 

X.           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 Friday, July 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary