CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2009-R-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

FEBRUARY 17, 2009

5:30 P.M.

 

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I.              CALL TO ORDER

 

II.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

III.           ROLL CALL

 

IV.          MINUTES

 

 Approval of the minutes of February 2, 2009.

 

V.           COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Recognitions

Recognition of Luis J. Landin for his six (6) years of faithful and devoted service to the Fire Fighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission.

 

Communiqués

            Presentation of the 2008-2009 Sister Cities Youth Committee.

 

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 Mayor Raul G. Salinas to the Laredo Youth Blue Ribbon Committee:

 

Andrew Alexander

Alexander High School

Pearl Zamora

Alexander High School

Priscilla Cisneros

Cigarroa High School

Edgar R. Martinez II

Cigarroa High School

Albert Torres

Martin High School

Iris Santos

Martin High School

Adrian Ovalle

LBJ High School

Alexy Gallegos

LBJ High School

Oscar Cortez

Nixon High School

Araceli Rodman

Nixon High School

Luz Rodriguez

United High School

Natalie Quiroz

United High School

Sergio J.  Moreno

United South High School

Reynaldo Diaz

United South High School

 

b.    Appointment by Council Member Dr. Michael Landeck of Fred Villarreal to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

VII.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Full Time equivalent positions by reclassifying one (1) Firefighter to the position of one (1) District Chief to initiate a Full Time Emergency Medical Service Coordinator in the Laredo Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division. Funding for this position is available in the Fire Department operating budget in the estimated amount of $27,792.00.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

2.  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 $70,000.00 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality-Amendment No. 3 (TCEQ) to continue to operate and maintain three (3) air monitoring stations (CAMS) by the Health Department for the term period beginning September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.


 

3.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Health Department Fiscal Year 2008-2009 annual budget by increasing revenues and expenditures by $4,451.00 for a total award amount of $83,700.00 from the South Texas Development Council (STDC) for continuation of the Health Department’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA), term from February 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010 and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.

 

4.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Capital Improvement Project Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $12,275.00.  Funds are provided by the Scottsdale Insurance Company for the full and final release of all claims resulting from water damage to Fire Station Number #3.  Funds will be used to pay Kiva Building & Design, Inc., for the repair of the damaged structure, and the other funds will be used to replace mattresses, a server, and the set up of the server.

 

5.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health Department FY2008-09 budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $28,180.00 of additional funds through a Memorandum of Understanding between City of Laredo Health Department and the Consulate General of Mexico in Laredo “Ventanilla de Salud” Program.  The Department will provide through contractual services bicultural healthcare education, advocacy and assistance in enrollment of Latinos of Mexican origin to U.S. Federal, State, and local public health services programs available.  The term period is from January 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010; authorizing the City Manager to execute the MOU.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

6.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance #2008-O-154 in order to accept a supplemental grant in the amount of $34,995.00 from the Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority and to amend the City of Laredo FY 2008-2009 Annual Budget in the amount of $34,995.00.  This supplemental grant of $34,995.00 is 100% funded at no cost to the City.  The 2008-2009 Texas Burglary and Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Grant funding for the Laredo Autotheft Task Force will now total $380,995.00.  The funding period for this grant is from September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

7.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the State of Texas Governor’s Office and to amend the City of Laredo FY 2008-2009 Annual Budget in the amount $225,000.00.  The grant is for overtime and fringe benefits for Laredo Police Officers working under the Texas Gang Initiative Grant Program.  The grant is to be 100% funded by the State of Texas Governor’s Office for the period of November 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009 at no cost to the City.   Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

8.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Solid Waste Fund to accept Grant Funds from South Texas Development Council in the amount of $74,991.25 with no matching funds and to amend by appropriating said funds.  Funds will be used to purchase a wood chipper that will mulch branches on city streets.  This will compact trees into bulk material that is relatively easier to handle and transport. Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

9.            Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2008-2009 Waterworks Fund Annual Budget by appropriating an additional $1,624,856.00 under Waterworks operations and drawing down the Restricted for Capital Improvements Fund to cover the cost of the project between the City of Laredo and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) for the purpose of developing technology in order to desalinate brackish water.  This funding is being used from the United Water Settlement.  Approved by the City Council Operations Committee.

 

10.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a parking lot on Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 1475, Eastern Division, located at 2503 Ligarde Street.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.  District II

 

11.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit for the storage of flammable and explosive products on Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Clark’s Crossing II, located at 3419 Clark Boulevard and 2210 Clark’s Crossing Drive.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Special Use Permit.  District II 

 

12.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit for oil and/or gas extraction and drilling permit for a well on 2.11 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located west of US Highway 83 and approximately 1,761 feet north of San Rio Boulevard.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Special Use Permit.  District III

 

13.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 145.41 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit "A", located west of Trade Center Boulevard and approximately 600 feet north of Oriole Lane, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change.  The proposed use is for light industrial purposes.  District VII

 

14.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 70 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit "A", located west of Quivira Drive and approximately 2,766 feet west of Verde Road, from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change.  The proposed use is warehousing.  District VII

 

15.         Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3 and 4, Block 1, Villarreal-Orozco Subdivision, located at 7200 Old Santa Maria Road, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change.  The proposed use is a tire repair shop.  District VII 

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

16.         Authorizing the City Manager to grant a License Agreement by and between The City of Laredo, Texas and Alestra S. de R.L. de C.V, dated March 3, 2009 for the use of one (1) innerduct in the Juarez Lincoln Bridge and 519 linear feet of right-of-way.

 

1.    Term of the agreement shall be for five (5) years commencing at 12:00 am, March 3, 2009 and terminating at 12:00 pm, March 2, 2014. 

 

2.    Annual duct fee shall be $17,000.00 and will increase by five percent (5%) every year the license is in place. In addition to the duct fee, Licensee shall pay a six dollar ($6.00) linear foot right-of-way fee, and will increase by five percent (5%) every year.

 

17.         Approving the grant of an easement for ten (10) years to 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 Riverbend for the purpose of carrying out the Carrizo Cane Eradication Project on the Laredo Sector of U.S. Border Patrol; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the easement in the form and content attached as Exhibit 1, of which Exhibit A of the easement sets forth the description of the 25.53 acres, and to execute a waiver of appraisal in the form and content attached as Exhibit 2.

 

18.         Amending Chapter 19 entitled “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” of the Code of Ordinances by adding a new Section 19-223 to be entitled “use of hand-held mobile telephones in school zones”; directing the city manager to erect signs in affected areas; providing for a repealing clause; providing for a severability clause; providing for a savings clause; providing for a penalty of fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each offense; and providing an effective date.

 

IX.          FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

19.          

2009-O-012              Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009, for the purpose of refunding General Obligation Bonds; approving an Official Statement; authorizing the execution of a Purchase Agreement and an Escrow Agreement; making provision for the security thereof; ordaining other matters relating to the subject; including delegation authority to the City Manager and authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purpose authorized herein.

 

2009-O-013              Authorizing the City Manager to execute a budget amendment appropriating operating funds from the Federal Transit Administration Grant No. TX 90-X800 from Fiscal Year 2007-2008 in the amount of $187,502.00 to be used for operating expenses in Fiscal Year 2008-2009, increasing the Federal contribution from $3,952,135.00 to $4,139,637.00 and decreasing the sales tax match for operations from $5,387,507.00 to $5,200,005.00 and amending the Transit Sales Tax Fund by increasing capital outlay expenditures from $78,000.00, to $265,502.00.

 

2009-O-014              Authorizing the City Manager to amend the Capital Improvements Budget by appropriating expenditures in the amount of $73,500.00 in revenues generated through cash payments in lieu of parkland dedication for the construction of Cielito Lindo Park.

 

2009-O-015              Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Airport Construction Budget to recognize additional revenues from a grant received from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program being Grant Project No. 3-48-0136-55-09 in the amount of $3,540,981.00 to rehabilitate Phase 4 of the General Aviation Apron 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 of $186,368.00 is available through the land purchased in FY2006 (Rash Tract).

 

2009-O-016              Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 1693, Eastern Division, located at 2820 Clark Boulevard, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change.  The proposed use is a child day care.  District II

 

2009-O-017              Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1-B and 2, Block 1, McPherson West Subdivision, and Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, McPherson West Subdivision, Unit II—Manor Plaza, located at 7210 McPherson Road, from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the zone change. 

 

2009-O-018              Abandoning that 0.2559 acre tract which is the west 27.50 feet of a 65.00 feet wide drainage easement dedicated in the C&H Plat, [single 6.4386 acre parcel referred to as Lot 1, Block 1 in the plat], recorded in Volume 8 Page 48, plat records, Webb County, Texas; directing issuance of a release of that 0.2559 acre tract from the drainage easement; and providing for an effective date.

 

X.           MOTIONS

 

20.         Authorizing the City Manager to reimburse Laredo Arena Operating, LP, a sum having a net value of $53,780.00 for the following assets and liabilities that the City retained in order to prevent the interruption of  the operations of the Laredo Entertainment Center following the termination of the operating agreement between the City of Laredo and Arena Ventures, LLC:  Assets - Petty Cash, Change Funds, Prepaid Expenses and Taxes, Food and Beverage Inventory and Operational Inventory; Liabilities - Concert Settlements and Advance Ticket Sales.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

21.         Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $1,396.64 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Storm Sewer Pipe Replacement along Santa Rita from Farragut to Matamoros and approval of final payment in the amount of $222,132.00 to MTZ construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $222,132.00.  Funding is available in the 2007 C.O. Issue.  Approved by City Council Operations Committee.

 

22.         Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Mactec Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Laredo Field Office, for the Ejido Avenue Extension (San Nicolas to Cielito Lindo) and approval to award a professional services contract for an amount of $330,627.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications.  Funding is available in the 2007 Contractual Obligation Bond Proceeds and the 2008 Utility Bond.  Approved by City Council Operations Committee.

 

23.         Consideration for approval of change order no. 2 a decrease of $12,655.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, release of retainage, acceptance of the Rancho Viejo Drive Culvert Drainage Improvements and approval of final payment in the amount of $27,628.52 to Closner Construction Company, LC, Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $431,920.25.  Funding is available in the 2007 C.O. Rancho Viejo Culvert Drainage.  Approved by City Council Operations Committee.

 

24.         Authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreed order docket number 2008-1807-PWS-E and thus entering into the agreed resolution with TCEQ of the 2002-2005 violations established in this order inclusive of the completion of the agreed upon supplemental environmental project not to exceed the amount of $48,747.00.  Funding for the Supplemental Environmental Project is available under the Waterworks Operating Construction Fund.  Approved by the City Council Operations Committee.

 

25.         Consideration for approval of change order #2 to CG Construction, Inc. DBA CC Construction Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $18,469.17 for the relocation of the McPherson lift station (re-bid). This change order consists in the re-alignment of the proposed 16” sanitary sewer force main due to conflicts with the construction encroachment of a building on one of the lots for the existing Alexander Commercial Subdivision Phase I. The construction time is extended for an additional 60 calendar days. The revised contract amount is $1,577,773.61.  Funding is available in the 2006 Sewer Revenue Bond.  Approved by the City Council Operations Committee.

 

26.         Consideration to authorize a contract with T.F. Harper & Associates LP, through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program’s contract pricing, in the total amount not to exceed $176,000.00 for the design/build of a steel basketball shade structure at Andy Ramos Park. Funding is available through 34th action year, 2008 Community Development Block Grant funds.  Approved by the City Council Operations Committee.

 

27.         Consideration to authorize the purchase and installation of a synthetic track surface from T. F. Harper and Associates of Austin, Texas through the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program’s contract pricing in an amount not to exceed $64,758.00 for installation at the perimeter sidewalk area around Santa Maria Elementary. Funding for this purchase has been made available through District VIII discretionary funds.  Approved by City Council Operations Committee.

 

28.         Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amounts to be adjusted for the month of January 2009, represent an increase of $140,087.80.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.  Approved by the City Council Finance Committee.

 

29.         Consideration to authorize a sole source contract to Duncan Solutions, Harrison, Arkansas, in the total amount of $64,607.00 for upgrading the existing handheld parking citation scanners and audit citation software for the Traffic Department. Duncan Solutions is the current meter and software provider for the Parking Division. Funding is available in the Traffic Department Fund.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

30.         Consideration to authorize the purchase of three hundred-fifty (350) sets of fire fighting protective uniforms from Dooley Tackaberry, Deer Park, Texas, through the Texas Association of School Board - BuyBoard cooperative contract DTI #284-08 in the total amount of $151,655.00.  The set includes the fire coat, pant, boot, and helmet and will be used specifically for grass fires.  Funding is available in the 2007 Contractual Obligation Bond Proceeds.  Approved by City Council Finance Committee.

 

31.         Consideration to renew contract FY08-032 for vacuum truck equipment parts and service to the following vendors:

 

1.    Kinloch Equipment & Supply, Pasadena, Texas in the estimated amount of  $25,000.00

2.    Balar Equipment, Houston, Texas in the estimated amount of $25,000.00

for the purchase of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vacuum truck equipment parts and service for the Fleet Department.  This contract establishes discount percentage pricing for vacuum truck equipment parts and services for the Fleet Department. Parts and services will be secured on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Management budget.  Approved by the City Council Finance Committee.

 

32.         Consideration to renew contract FY08-040 currently awarded to Holt Company of Texas, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $200,000.00 for the purchase of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) heavy equipment parts and service for the City’s Caterpillar equipment fleet.  All parts and services will be secured on an as needed basis and funding is available in the Fleet Management budget. Approved by the City Council Finance Committee.

 

33.         Consideration to award contract FY09-0032 to Southern Sanitation, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $63,589.60, for providing trash collection services for large volume containers.  These services will be required for various city operations such as the Airport, Bridge System, Civic Center, Parks and Recreation, Public Access, Fleet Management, Traffic, Transit, Municipal Housing, Environmental Services, Fire, and Utilities.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.  Approved by the City Council Finance Committee.

 

34.         Consideration to exercise the renewal option for the first option year for contract FY06-023 awarded to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH in the estimated annual amount of $100,000.00.  This tire lease contract is for the Transit System’s bus and Para-Transit vehicles. Funding is available in the Transit System Fund.  Approved by the City Council Finance Committee.

 

35.         Adoption of the City of Laredo Federal Legislative Agenda.

 

XI.          GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

36.          

A.           Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas

1.       Update on the Shop Laredo First initiatives, with possible action.

 

2.       Status on providing airline service from Laredo to Mexico, with possible action. 


 

B.           Request by Council Member Mike Garza

 

1.    Discussion with possible action on a reimbursement resolution to use current funds for the construction of a new Santo Niño Library to be paid from future bond obligations. (Co-sponsored by Mayor Raul G. Salinas and Council Member Hector Garcia)

 

2.    Discussion with possible action on a memorandum of understanding between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb for a Community Use Center of the old Santo Niño Library Location with presentation by County Commissioner Frank Sciaraffa.  (Co-sponsored by Mayor Raul G. Salinas and Council Member Hector Garcia)

 

C.           Request by Council Member Dr. Michael Landeck

 

1.    Discussion with possible action to allocate $25,000.00 from District III Discretionary Funds to complete 3 Points Swimming pool renovations.

 

2.    Discussion with possible action regarding a possible referendum that would support a 3 year evaluation cycle for homestead properties.

 

3.    Status report on the Santa Rita improvements and repairs, with possible action.

 

D.           Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

 

1.       Discussion with possible action on recreating the Telecommunications Advisory Committee and creating new charge to address issues of public access, consumer advocacy, and community telecom needs.

 

2.       Discussion with possible action on instituting a 6 month moratorium for the demolition of historic buildings pending the revision of the demolition ordinance creating rules and incentives for the conservation and preservation of historic buildings.

 

3.       Discussion with possible action on creating a fifty-thousand (50,000) volunteers spring cleaning effort.


 

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

 

1.       Discussion with possible action to allocate funds for park improvements at the Father McNaboe Park by using District VII Discretionary Funds.

 

F.            Request by Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza

 

1.    Discussion on parking meters and loading zones with possible action.  (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

 

2.    Discussion with possible action on adding Victoria St. from I-35 to Zacate Creek to the list of streets to be repaved.

 

3.    Status report on Bruni Plaza fountain renovations, with discussion and possible action.

 

XII.         STAFF REPORTS

37.          

                                    A.        Presentation and acceptance of the 2007-2008 Annual Audit by the Independent Audit Firm of Garza, Martinez, & Co. 

 

                                    B.        Status report regarding the request for proposals on electricity services for the City, with possible action. 

 

XIII.       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.

 

38.         Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (1) (A) to consult with attorney on the pending eminent domain case of City of Laredo v. Luis Montano, et al., Cause No. 2008CVQ00134D1, in the 49th District Court, Webb County, Texas, and return to open session for possible action.

 

39.         Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the value of land to be used as a future site for the City’s Animal Adoption Center located in North Central Laredo.

 

40.         Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the value of possible land swap located East of IH35.

 

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

                       

41.         Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder ALC Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $81,289.00 for Two (2) El Metro Bus Bays at FM 1472 (Mines Road) (Bristol Road and Quail Creek Road).  Funding is available in the Transit FTA Capital Grant #TX-04-0040.  Approved by City Council Operations Committee.

 

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

 

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 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.                                                                

 

 

                                                                         Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                         City Secretary

 

 

   CITY COUNCIL MEETING

      A-2009-S-01

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                       1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

            FEBRUARY 17, 2009

           5:30 P.M.

 

                                           SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

I.         MOTION

 

1.      Consideration for approval of a professional services contract with URS Corporation, Dallas, Texas, for the

Laredo International Airport Runway 17R Rehabilitation Project and General Aviation Apron Rehabilitation

Phase V to include bidding services in the amount of $____________.  (Dollar amount will be announced

at the City Council meeting of February 17, 2009.), to provide consultant services to the Airport for a term of

three (3) years with an additional two (2) year option.  Funding is available in the FAA Grant Project No.

3-48-0136-053-2008.  Funding for the construction phase of these projects is proposed from the 2009

Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Bill.

 

II.        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.

 

III.      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, February 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.        

 

                                               

                                                                          Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                          City Secretary