CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2009-R-10

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

June 1, 2009

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 the minutes of May 18, 2009

 

V.                 COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Recognitions

 

Presentation of a plaque to former City Council Member Juan Ramirez, District VIII, in recognition and appreciation for his eight (8) years of dedicated public service to the City of Laredo and its residents. 

    

Recognition to J.B. Alexander High School Dazzlers on winning both the  Marching Auxiliaries & Dance National Competition, and the American Dance and Drill National Competition.

 

Recognizing Cigarroa High School Boys Baseball Team for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2009 school year.

 

Recognizing the following Boys and Girls Scouts for achieving Eagle Scout Rank and Girl Scout Gold Award, respectively:

 

·        Marco Antonio Ruiz

·        Aldo Eduardo Ramos II

·        Roger Andrew Blair

·        Gabriel Alejandro Ramos

·        Krisina Janaye Zuniga

·        Linessa Michelle Zuniga

 

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.      Appointment by Council Member Dr. Michael Landeck of Reverend Chuck Owen to the Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

 

VII.             PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY2009 Airport Operations, Noise Abatement and Airport Construction Budgets by appropriating fund balance from the Airport Noise Rental Program in the amount of $2,899,682.00.  Said funds will be transferred to Airport Operations and Airport Construction Budgets.  Transfers will fund the construction of a Federal Inspection Station in the approximate amount of $2,000,000.00, pay for an Airport Noise Land Re-Use Study in the estimated amount of $250,000.00 and cover a budget short fall in the airport’s operations fund balance and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

2.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an advanced funding agreement, Amendment #1, with the Texas Department of Transportation, for the west Laredo Multimodal Trade Corridor Project-Phase I (CPL Road), by increasing the project funding by $1,934,764.00, including a grant match of $444,424.60, for a project total of $5,184,764.00; and to amend the FY 2008-2009 Capital Improvements fund budget by appropriating $1,934,764.00, in funds for said project. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

3.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an advanced funding agreement, Amendment #1, with the Texas Department of Transportation for the west Laredo Multimodal Trade Corridor Project - Phase II (realignment of Las Cruces/ Flecha Lane and Calton Railroad Grade Separation Engineering), by increasing project funding by $4,407,501.00, including a grant match of $954,172.00 for a project total of $7,654,091.00  and amending the FY 2008-2009 Capital Improvements Fund Budget by appropriating $4,407,501.00 in funds for said project. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

4.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute advanced funding agreement, Amendment #1, with the Texas Department of Transportation for the West Laredo Multimodal Trade Corridor Project- Phase III (Construction of the Calton Railroad Grade Separation), by increasing project funding by $6,157,486.00, including a match of $1,231,497.00 for a project total of $12,786,986.00, and amending the FY 2008-2009 Capital Grants Fund Budget by appropriating $12,786,986.00 in funds for said project. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

5.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant awarded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in the amount of $836,020.00 to fund the Laredo Financial Task Force and the Public Corruption Task Force at no cost to the City, and to amend the FY 2008-2009 budget by $21,661.00 to reflect actual grant amount.  Funds will be used to pay personnel, travel, and operational expenses from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

6.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2009 Budget for the Certificate of Obligation Series 2007 Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $1,500,000.00.  Available funds are from accumulated interest earnings.  The funds will be used to provide the necessary funding for the Maria Luisa Haynes Health and Wellness Center Project. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

7.          Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending City of Laredo Code of Ordinance, Chapter 31, Article III, Division 4, water conservation as follows:

 

·        That Fire Fighters, Public Works staff and private contractors receive mandatory training from the Utilities Department in operating fire hydrants;

 

·        Allowing no more than two (2) written warnings before the first citation can be issued for violations of this ordinance;

 

·        Increasing penalty from a range of $20.00-$100.00 to a flat $500.00 per violation per day, with 50% of each fine collected to be deposited in a water conservation fund to be used only for programs related to water conservation;

 

·        Establishing fees for wasting water at $5.00 for the 1st citation; $10.00—2nd citation; $20.00—3rd citation; $40.00—4th citation plus a notice of disconnection of services; $80.00—5th citation and disconnection of services; 6th citation $320.00 with each additional fine increasing in increments of $160.00;

 

·        Requiring xeriscape for all new construction including public facilities;

 

·        Prohibiting turf grass in rights of way, narrow strips of land, medians, subdivision entrances, applicable to construction begun after effective date of this ordinance;

 

·        Adopting an outdoors water use schedule that limits use to three (3) days per week, year round;

 

·        Allowing an additional hour of water use in the morning and evening;

 

·        Allowing for outdoor water use at any time only during assigned days of winter months as defined in the ordinance;

 

·        Allowing vehicle washing on Saturdays and Sundays using a bucket, hand held hose with a positive shut off nozzle, and a hose bibb vacuum breaker connected to faucet;

 

·        Allowing washing of hard surfaced areas by high pressure washer only; 

 

·        Vehicle washing fundraisers for schools, non-profit or charitable organizations will require an application with the Utilities Director and a $10.00 permit fee;

 

·        New swimming pools, splash parks and all other water parks shall be equipped with filtration, pumping, and recirculation systems;

 

Providing for publication, severability and an effective date.

 

(Recess)

(Press Availability)

 

VIII.           INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

8.          Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to grant an easement to AEP Texas Central Company to install electrical facilities to serve El Eden Recreation Center within Block 1, El Eden B. P. Newman Park Plat Subdivision.  The said easement containing 5,228.10 sq. ft., being out of Lot Number 12, Block 1, El Eden B. P. Newman Park Plat Subdivision, a subdivision in the City of Laredo, as per plat recorded in Volume 22, Pg. 50, Webb County Plat Records; said lot conveyed to grantor on deed recorded in Volume 1420, Pgs. 433-434, official public records of Webb County, Texas and being described on attached Exhibit 1.

 

9.          Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Laredo Aero Center, Inc., for approximately 1.5029 acres (65,466.32 square feet) of land located at 4600 Maher Avenue and known as Lot No. 1-B-1, Block No. 1 at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for twenty (20) years commencing on January 1, 2009, and ending on December 31, 2029, and may be extended for two (2) consecutive ten (10) year terms ending on December 31, 2039 and December 31, 2049.  Initial rental shall be $2,500.00 per month and shall be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by Fair Market Value appraisal on the 10th, 20th, and 30th anniversaries.  However, Lessee agrees to prepay the equivalent of six (6) months rent totaling $15,000.00 upon execution of this lease and the prepaid rent shall be applied to the rental then due on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th months of this lease, as Lessor waives Lessee’s rental obligation for the initial six (6) months commencing January 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2009 of the term of this lease; providing for an effective date. 

 

10.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Laredo Aero Center, Inc., for approximately 1.9727 acres (85,930.81 square feet) of land located at 4700 Maher Avenue and known as Lot No. 1-B-2, Block No. 1, at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for twenty (20) years commencing on January 1, 2009, and ending on December 31, 2029, and may be extended for two (2) consecutive ten (10) year terms ending on December 31, 2039 and December 31, 2049.  Initial monthly rent shall be $3,160.00 and shall be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index and further adjusted by Fair Market Value appraisal on the 10th, 20th, and 30th anniversaries.  However, Lessee agrees to prepay the equivalent of six (6) months rent totaling $18,960.00 upon execution of this lease and the prepaid rent shall be applied to the rental due on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th months of this lease, as Lessor waives Lessee’s rental obligation for the initial six (6) months commencing January 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2009, of the term of this lease; providing for an effective date.

 

11.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Laredo Aero Center, Inc., for approximately 178 square feet constituting air operations area (AOA) office #5 located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport. 

 

1. Lease Term is for one (1) year commencing on May 1, 2009, and ending on April 30, 2010, and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) each ending on April 30, 2011, and April 30, 2012.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice from the party terminating to the other.

 

2. Monthly rent shall be $600.00 and will be adjusted during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the consumer price index; providing for an effective date.

 

12.      Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the United States Foreign-Trade Zones Board for a temporary boundary modification on behalf of 4-G Investments, Ltd., in accordance with ordinance no. 2000-O-183 dated July 24, 2000.  The temporary boundary modification consists of temporarily transferring 1.84 acres from the City of Laredo, Foreign-Trade Zone Site No. 1 located at the Laredo International Airport to the new temporary site which shall be designated as site No. 1-E and located at 204 Flecha Lane within the RMR Industrial Park.

 

13.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for approximately 1,000 square feet constituting Building No. S-3 located at 1703 Sandman Street at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on May 1, 2009 and ending on April 30, 2010, and may be extended for one (1) year ending on April 30, 2011.  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 $550.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

14.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operations Agreement with United States Bonded and FTZ Warehouse, LLC. as zone site operator of site No. 3-A located at 14602 Archer Drive, effective June 1, 2009, and ending on September 30, 2009.  Providing for activation, administration and transaction fees to be paid to the City; providing for an effective date.

 

IX.               FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

15.       

2009-O-086 amending Chapter 24, Article IV, Supplementary Zoning District Regulations Section 24-65.14: B-4 Highway Commercial District, Section 24-65.15: M-1 Light Manufacturing District, Amusement Redemption Machine Establishment provisions; and Amending Section 24-94.5: Conditional Use Permit Application Submittal Criteria of the Laredo Land Development Code, in order to modify the regulations governing amusement redemption machine establishments; providing for an effective date and publication. (AS AMENDED)

2009-O-087 amending the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of Laredo by revising Chapter 2, Section 2-3.5, Expiration and Extension Period of all Plat Approvals, establishing the expiration of plat approval from a period of eighteen (18) months to thirty (30) months and the extension of plat approval from a period of twenty-four (24) months to a period of thirty-six (36) months; providing for an effective date and publication.

2009-O-088 amending the City of Laredo 2009 Special Fire Grants annual budget by decreasing revenues and expenses by $250,000.00 for a total grant amount of $500,000.00 from the 2008 Assistance to Fire Fighters (AFG) Grant.  Funding received through the grant agreement will be used to acquire radio communication repeaters to enhance radio coverage for first responders.  The appropriation of said grant revenue and expenditure will account for grant proceeds and equipment purchased through the grant and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendment.  The above said grant requires a twenty-five percent (25%) in matching funds. (Approved by Finance Committee)

2009-O-089 amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a bus transportation facility on 5.59 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located at 211 E. Ash Street.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.  District IV

2009-O-090 amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a drive-thru restaurant on Lot 6, Block 120, Eastern Division, located at 4119 Springfield Avenue.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.  District IV

2009-O-091 amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2.4 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located south of FM 1472 and approximately 626 feet southwest of Copper Mine 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 for truck and parts sales.  District VII

X.                 RESOLUTIONS

 

16.      2009-R-049 Accepting the conveyance of a water line easement dated May 1, 2009, from Killam Ranch Properties, LTD & Killam Development, LTD over two (2) parcels, one (1) of 0.075 acres, and the other of 0.121 acres, copy of which its conveyance is attached as Exhibit 1, including its exhibits describing the two (2) parcels, and also describing the two (2) temporary working easements; and directing that the said easement be filed of record in official property records of Webb County, Texas.

 

17.      2009-R-050 Accepting the conveyance of a sanitary sewer easement dated May 7, 2009, from D & J Alexander Management, L.P. over a parcel of 0.21 acres, a copy of said conveyance being attached as Exhibit A, including its exhibit describing the 0.21 acre parcel; and directing that the said easement be filed of record in official property records of Webb County, Texas.

 

18.      2009-R-054 Accepting the conveyance of two (2) utility easements dated November 25, 2008, from Falcon International for installation and maintenance of utility lines, these being:

     

1. An easement of 2,640 square feet as described in copy of conveyance attached as Exhibit 1, including its Exhibits A & B; and

 

2. An easement of 372 square feet as described in copy of conveyance attached as Exhibit 2, including its Exhibits A & B; and

 

directing that the said two (2) easements be filed of record in official property records of Webb County, Texas.

 

19.      2009-R-056 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a contract from the Texas Department of State Health Services and appropriate revenues and expenses in the amount of $140,512.00 for the Community Preparedness Section/Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Discretionary Fund Phase II equipment for communication emergency response, radios and a mobile communication command center for the term period beginning June 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

20.      2009-R-057 Authorizing the agreement for purchase, sale and donation between Danny Lopez and City of Laredo, copy of which is attached as Exhibit X including specifically

 

1. Authorizing the purchase of a parcel of 0.74 acres as described in Exhibit 3 of the agreement for $62,050.45 and the closing costs related thereto;

 

2. Accepting the donation of two (2) parcels of 0.68 acres and 1.01 acres as described in Exhibit 2 of the agreement; and

 

3. Accepting post-development flow from the Daniel Lopez 1.11 acre parcel to the parcels described in Exhibits 2 & 3 of the agreement.

 

21.      2009-R-059 Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application in the estimated amount of $600,000.00 to the State of Texas for the purpose of funding the Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial JAG or Justice Assistance Grant for the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  This grant will be 100% funded at no cost to the city and will be used for equipment and supplies for police operations. (Approved  by Finance Committee)

 

 

XI.               MOTIONS

 

22.      Consideration to award service contract FY09-064 to the lowest bidder, Camino Agave Inc., Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $305,500.00 for the hauling of approximately 130,000 tons of dirt from the construction site of the Upper Zacate Creek detention pond to the City’s Solid Waste facility. The Solid Waste Department will use this fill dirt to cover the landfill cells on a weekly basis in accordance to TCEQ requirements.    Funding is available in the Solid Waste Department Fund. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

23.      Authorizing the City Manager to execute a renewal contract with Motorola Inc. in the amount of $139,890.00 for the maintenance agreement of the City of Laredo’s 800 MHz Trunked Radio Communications System, as described in Exhibit “A” attached.  The contract provides annual maintenance for the infrastructure equipment, subscriber equipment, support, and software upgrades.  Funding is available in the Information Technology Fund (595). (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

24.      Consideration to award contract FY09-059 to Dust-Tex Mops and Mats, Laredo, Texas in the estimated annual amount of $50,000.00, for providing dust mops and floor mats used at various municipal buildings.  The term of this contract will be for one (1) year with an option to extend this contract for one (1) additional year term.  Funding is available in the various departments that utilize this service. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

25.      Consideration to award contract FY09-063 to Holguin Cleaners, Laredo, Texas in the estimated annual amount of $54,000.00 for laundry dry cleaning services for Police Department uniforms.  The City must provide dry cleaning services as a condition of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The term of these agreements shall be for one (1) year with an option to renew for one (1) additional year.  Funding is available in the Police Department budget.

 

26.      Consideration to ratify the City Manager’s authorization to purchase one hundred (100) rifles for the Police Department from Tactical Weapons, USA, Carlisle, KY in the total amount of $86,890.00.  Funding is available in the 2007 Contractual Obligation bond budget. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

27.      Adopting a schedule of hearings and proceedings for voluntary and unilateral annexations for calendar year 2009, in accordance with Section 43.052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

28.      Consideration to award a six (6) month supply contract for bid FY09-041 to the following low bidders:

 

1. Hollon Oil Company, Weslaco, Texas, in the estimated amount of $62,742.00;

 

2. Arguindegui Oil Co., Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $24,276.00; and

 

3. Golden West Oil, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $5,145.00; for the purchase of lubricants for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be firm for a six (6) month period and all items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

29.      Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 34th AY, 2008 Consolidated One Year Action Plan to include additional funding in the amount of $975,026.00 in Community Development Block Grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (CDBG-R), made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.   The intent of the CDBG-R program is to carry out, on an expedited basis, eligible activities under the CDBG program with the clear purpose of stimulating the economy and benefiting persons and/or areas of low and moderate income.  As such, the City proposes to utilize CDBG-R funds for the Ejido Ave Extension.   This project proposes to extend Ejido Avenue approximately .60 of a mile, from San Nicolas to Cielito Lindo. 

 

30.      Consideration for approval to award a professional services contract to Carrillo & Associates, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount of $85,025.00 to provide laboratory, sampling and testing services of materials for quality assurance for the James and Maria Luisa Haynes Health and Wellness Center.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvements Fund. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

31.      Consideration to award supply contract number FY09-061 to the following low bidders:

 

1. Brothers Materials, Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $352,500.00, for the purchase of flexible base-caliche (job site delivered), flexible type A (picked up at vendor’s yard and job site delivered), flexible base type B (picked up at the vendor’s yard) and sand (job site delivered) for the purchase of materials required for all city paving and construction projects.

 

2. Leyendecker Materials, Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $201,000.00, for the purchase of flexible base-caliche (picked up at vendor’s yard), sand (picked up at vendor’s yard), and gravel (picked up at vendor’s yard and job site delivered);

 

3. Reject the bids received by Screen Crushed Concrete, Laredo, Texas and Martin Marietta Materials, Corpus Christi, Texas because their bids failed to include the required material laboratory tests.

 

The term of this contract is for a one (1) year period and is subject to the availability of funds.  All materials are purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the Public Works and Utilities Departments construction projects budgets. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

32.      Consideration to renew contract number FY08-075 awarded to Freedom Construction, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $80,000.00 for furnishing cleaning services for domestic sewage back-ups into private properties. The frequency and number of service calls will vary depending on the City’s need. Funding is available in the Utilities Department – Wastewater Collection Division. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

33.      Authorizing the City Manager to accept the repair of the 36” Sewer Collector  installed by QRO MEX Construction, Granite Shoals, Texas in the amount of $430,832.00, to provide service to the twelve (12) developers in this agreement and to instruct the Utilities Department to get bids for the repair of the 27” Sewer Collector where it crossed Hwy 83. Funding is available in the 2007 and 2008 Sewer Bond. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

XII.             GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

34.       

a.       

A.                 Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas

1.           Presentation by Roger Creery, Executive Director of the Laredo Development Foundation, on LDF’s mid-year report regarding job growth, business prospects, and unemployment, with possible action.

 

2.           Status report on Laredo Police Department’s cold cases and investigations pertaining to Laredo’s missing persons.

 

B.                 Request by Council Member Mike Garza

1.           Resolution in support of the appointee Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza)

 

             C.        Request by Council Member Dr. Michael Landeck

1.           Following the signing of House Bill 401 by the Texas Governor into law, a discussion with possible action regarding the possible moving of the next City Election date from May 2010 to November 2010.

 

2.           Discussion with possible action regarding the plans extension as a number of police beats from 17 to 20 and considering other strategies.  Presentation by representative of the Laredo Police Officer Association.

 

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

1.           Discussion with possible action to creating a tier system for sick leave upon retirement.

 

             E.        Request by Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza

1.           Discussion with possible action on finishing up stamp concrete on Clark from Springfield Ave. to Zacate Creek using discretionary funds.

 

2.           Discussion with possible action on expediting the resurfacing of the remaining streets in the central business district.

 

XIII.           STAFF REPORTS

 

35.      Presentation by the Laredo Independent School District Staff on the construction and expansion of Shirley Stadium and discussion with possible action on joint use agreement for outdoor recreational facilities between the City of Laredo and Laredo Independent School District.

 

36.      Presentation with possible action on the initial proposal of a Shop Laredo First campaign, new developments tying into current Convention and Visitors Bureau state and nation-wide efforts and a local community-wide pride and unity campaign with local stakeholder feedback regarding the initiative.

 

37.      Update on the policy and procedure for release of public information to 3-1-1 customer service requests.

 

38.      Staff report with possible action on making the requirements for appointees to City of Laredo standing committees equal to the requirements for City Charter created committees (except Ad Hoc and International Committees).

 

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.

 

 

 

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

                       

39.      Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 a decrease of $4,917.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, release of retainage, acceptance of the two (2) El Metro Bus Bays at FM 1472 (Mines Road)(Bristol Road and Quail Creek Road) and approval of final payment in the amount of $17,611.90 to ALC Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final construction contract amount is $76,372.00.  Funding is available in the Transit FTA Capital Grant #TX-04-0040. (Approved by Finance Committee)

 

40.      Consideration to authorize the purchase of eighteen (18) paratransit vans, contract No: BT01-09 in the amount of $1,268,556.00 from National Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc., in Marietta, Georgia; through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program.  Funding for the vans is available through the Texas Department of Transportation VCR Grant 09-02(22)042 in the amount of $959,480.00.  The remaining $309,076.00 is available through sales tax.  (Approved by Finance Committee)

           

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

 

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, May 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

                                                                       

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary

 

 

CITY OF LAREDO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2009-S-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
June 1, 2009
5:30 P.M.

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

  1. Motion
  2. Consideration to reschedule the regular City Council meeting of June 15, 2009 to June 22, 2009 due to the 2009 Bond trip to New York.
  1. 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, May 29, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.  

 

                                               

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary