CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING &

ANNUAL BUDGET WORKSHOP

A-2009-SC-05

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 24, 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.               Status report regarding the proposed Fifth International Bridge with discussion and possible action to consider the approval of a Tri-part Agreement between the City of Laredo, Webb County and the City of Nuevo Laredo, and any other matters incident thereto.

 

V.                 Consideration with possible action of the City’s withdrawal of its Presidential Permit Application for a Fifth International Bridge upon recent notification from the U.S. Department of State as to the application’s staleness due to passage of time and required updating and re-submission prior to any further processing.

 

VI.               Discussion with possible action on a cost of living adjustment pay increase for 4th QTR FY 2009-2010 depending on the City Manager’s certification of funds availability.

 

VII.             FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

 

1.                  2009-O-138 Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2009, in the approximate principal amount of $5,145,000.00 for the purchase of personal property; delegating to the Mayor and the City Manager the authority to approve all final terms of the obligations, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, making provisions for the security thereof; authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.  (AS AMENDED)

 

2.                  2009-O-139 authorizing the issuance of approximately $16,440,000.00 in aggregate principal amount of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2009A,  for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations incurred for the purpose of (1) constructing, improving and repairing City streets and sidewalks, together with drainage, traffic and street signalization and lighting improvements; (2) acquisition of municipal equipment and municipal vehicles for various City departments, to wit: City administration, Health and Welfare Department, Engineering Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Safety Department, Public Works Department, and Solid Waste Department; (3) acquiring, designing, constructing, improving and equipping municipal buildings, to wit: City parks and recreation buildings and facilities, public libraries, and Fire Department buildings, including land acquisition and right-of-way, construction and design, and major repair and renovations to existing municipal buildings consisting primarily of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and roofing; and (4) acquisition of land and interest in land for authorized municipal public purposes for City Departments, to wit: City Administration Department, Health and Welfare Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Safety Department, Public Works Department and Solid Waste Department and for the payment of legal, fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with such projects; authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, making provisions for the security thereof; delegating to the Mayor and the City Manager the authority to approve all final terms of the certificates;  authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.  (AS AMENDED)

 

3.                  2009-O-140 Authorizing the issuance of approximately $9,140,000.00 in aggregate principal amount of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, taxable Series 2009B (Build America Bonds - direct payment), for paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligations incurred for the purpose of (1) Constructing, improving and repairing City streets and sidewalks, together with drainage, traffic and street signalization and lighting improvements; (2) Acquisition of municipal equipment and municipal vehicles for various City Departments, to wit: City Administration, Health and Welfare Department, Engineering Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Safety Department, Public Works Department, and Solid Waste Department; (3) Acquiring, designing, constructing, improving and equipping municipal buildings, to wit: City parks and recreation buildings and facilities, public libraries, and Fire Department buildings, including land acquisition and right-of-way, construction and design, and major repair and renovations to existing municipal buildings consisting primarily of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and roofing; and (4) Acquisition of land and interest in land for authorized municipal public purposes for City Departments, to wit: City Administration Department, Health and Welfare Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Safety Department, Public Works Department and Solid Waste Department and for the payment of  legal, fiscal, and engineering fees in connection with such projects; authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, making provisions for the security thereof; delegating to the Mayor and the City Manager the authority to approve all final terms of the certificates;  authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject. (AS AMENDED)

 

4.                  2009-O-141 Authorizing the issuance of approximately $14,495,000.00 in aggregate principal amount of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2009C, for paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligations incurred for the purpose of constructing, improving and extending the waterworks system and sewer system, and for the payment of legal, fiscal and engineering fees in connection with such projects; delegating to the Mayor and the City Manager the authority to approve all final terms of the certificates; authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, making provisions for the security thereof; authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject. (AS AMENDED)

 

5.                  2009-O-142 Authorizing the issuance of approximately $37,345,000.00 in aggregate principal amount of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2009B (Build America Bonds - direct payment), for paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligations incurred for the purpose of constructing, improving and extending the waterworks system and sewer system, and for the payment of legal, fiscal and engineering fees in connection with such projects; delegating to the Mayor and the City Manager the authority to approve all final terms of the certificates; authorizing the execution of a purchase contract, making provisions for the security thereof; authorizing amendment to the City’s budget to appropriate such proceeds for purposes authorized herein; and ordaining other matters relating to the subject.  (AS AMENDED)

 

VIII.           STAFF REPORT

 

6.         Discussion with possible action on approving the Laredo Commission for Women 2009-2010 Action Plan.

 

IX.               DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 ANNUAL BUDGET:

 

A.        THIRD PARTY FUNDING

Thelma Acosta, Community Development Director

 

B.        TRANSIT

            Feliciano Garcia, Transit Manager

 

VI.               EXCECUTIVE 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.

 

VII.             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, August 21, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                        City Secretary