CITY OF LAREDO CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                   CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET LAREDO, TEXAS 5:30 P.M. AGENDA A97-R-25 AUGUST 4, 1997 I. CALL TO ORDER II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. ROLL CALL IV. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES
2. Amending Section 2 of Ordinance No. 90-O-101, to clarify and set forth the voting powers of the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Laredo, and for other purposes. 3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border Maintenance Service, Inc., for approximately 2,304 square feet constituting Building #1421 located at 1817 Pappas Street at the Laredo International Airport. Lease premises are used for office space and a maintenance service workshop. 1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998. 2. Monthly rent shall be $550.00. Previous monthly rent was $500.00. 4. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Loomis, Fargo & Co., for approximately 1,380 square feet constituting Building #S-3 located at 1703 Sandman Street. Lease premises are used for armored car security services. 1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998 and may be extended for one (1) year ending June 30, 1999. 2. Monthly rent shall be $1,104.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. Previous monthly rent was $992.41. 5. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Bowden Medical, Inc., for approximately 3,588 square feet constituting Building #1432, #1438 and #1439. Building #1432 is located at 1803 Pappas Street, and Building #1438 & #1439 are located at 1719 Pappas Street at the Laredo International Airport. Lease premises are used to store medical equipment and supplies. 1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing May 1, 1997 and ending April 30, 1998. 2. Monthly rent shall be $630.00. Previous monthly rent was $600.00. 6. Amending the provisions o the City of Laredo's Code of Ordinances Chapter 2, Article II, Sec. 2-16, which sets forth the Departments of the City; and 2017 which sets forth the division in each department; thereby deleting the Educational and Recreational Services Department and the Developmental Services Department and adding four departments being the Parks and Recreation Department, the Building Inspections Department, the Library Department, and the Convention and Visitors' Bureau; and modifying the divisions within the applicable Departments; providing for publication and providing for effective date. 7. Authorizing the execution of an interim loan agreement between the City of Laredo and NBC Bank -Laredo, N.A., in the amount of $1,350,000.00, payable from surplus revenues of the City's International Toll Bridge System, and other matters related to this subject. V. FINAL READINGS 8. 97-O-161 Closing as a public easement that section of South Jarvis Avenue between Cleveland and Blaine Streets, also known as the 700 block of South Jarvis Avenue, and providing for an effective date. (City Council) 9. 97-O-162 Closing as a public easement a 3,502.12 square foot tract of land more or less out of the northeast quarter of the 1800 block of Palo Blanco Street between Tapeyste Avenue and the east right-of- way line of Highway 83, situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being more particularly described in "Exhibit A", and providing for an effective date. (City Council) 10. 97-O-163 Amending Ordinance No. 97-O-108, approved on May 27, 1997, to correct the block number of a property erroneously identified as Lot 4-A, Block 1980, Eastern Division to hereby correct to read Lot 4-A, Block 1918, Eastern Division, providing for publication and effective date. (City Council) 11. 97-O-164 Amending Ordinance No. 96-O-075, thereby correcting the named lessee from "International Customs Services, Inc.", to "Rafael Quiroz, Jr., D/B/A International Customs Services" thereby clearing the City Manager's authority to have signed the lease dated June 3, 1996, with Rafael Quiroz, Jr., D/B/A International Customs Services. (City Council) 12. 97-O-165 Authorizing the City Manager to execute a subordination, Non- disturbance, and Attornment Agreement between the City of Laredo and Rafael Quiroz, Jr., D/B/A International Customs Services subordinating the lease agreement dated June 3, 1996, between the City of Laredo and Rafael Quiroz, Jr., D/B/A International Customs Services, authorized by Ordinance No. 96-O-075, which ordinance was amended by Ordinance No.97-O-164, at the Laredo International Airport. (City Council) 13. 97-O-166 Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey, to the Laredo National Bank, title to the "Surface Only" of a 0.44900 of an acre tract of land, more or less, being a triangular tract and situated immediately East of Lot 1A, Block 1173, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; said tract being generally described below and more particularly described by metes and bounds. Said conveyance being in exchange for the "Surface Only" of lots one (1) and two (2), Block 1190 and the "Surface Only" of a tract of land containing 0.1181 of an acre (5,144 square feet) all in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Said tracts being generally described below and more particularly described by metes and bounds; and providing for an effective date. (City Council) 14. 97-O-167 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 27.9858 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on Ejido Avenue, south of Los Obispos Subdivision, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Jose R. Perez, Jr.) 15. 97-O-168 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 20.0801 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located southeast of the intersection of Sierra Vista Boulevard and Ejido Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Jose Perez,Jr.) 16. 97-O-169 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 1, Los Presidentes Subdivision, Unit III, located at 3519 Pine Street from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Jose Perez,Jr.) 17. 97-O-170 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 107.74 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of the Bob Bullock Loop and north of Lake Casa Blanca, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Louis H. Bruni) 18. 97-O-171 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 10.997 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 7100 Bob Bullock Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Louis H. Bruni) 19. 97-O-172 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 21.849 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of the Bob Bullock Loop and north of Casa Blanca Lake, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-2 (Multi- Family Residential District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Louis H. Bruni) 20. 97-O-173 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.5 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 301 International Boulevard, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Joe A. Guerra) 21. 97-O-174 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 2 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located at 405 A.F. Muller Sr., Memorial Boulevard, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Mario G. Alvarado) 22. 97-O-175 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.409 acres out of Porcion 19, Abstract 591, as further described by metes and bounds, located west of F.M. 1472 across from the old municipal airport, from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Mario G. Alvarado) 23. 97-O-176 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 3, Block 619, Western Division, located at 2314 Ventura Street, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo) 24. 97-O-177 Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 3, Block 169, Western Division, located at 1002 Santa Maria Avenue, from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-1 (Limited Business District); providing for an effective date and publication. (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo) 25. 97-O-178 Ordinance approving an amendment to the budget in the amount of $37,691.00, for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project of the City of Laredo Health Department, and extending the contract period from July 1, 1996, through June 30, 1997 to July 1, 1996, through January 31, 1998; and increase revenue line item 226-0000-323-4058 from $55,996.00, to $93,687.00, and expenditure line item 226-6040 from $55,996.00 to $93,687.00. (City Council) VI. RESOLUTIONS 26. 97-R-072 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a supplemental grant from the Governor's Office, Criminal Justice Division for funding of supplies and direct operating expenses for a multi-agency Narcotics Task Force in the amount of $28,746.00, with the City designating $26,975.00, in matching funds for a total of $55,721.00, and authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all documents pertaining to this grant application. 27. 97-R-079 Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an interlocal government agreement between the City of Laredo and the Laredo Independent School District for the participation of the City of Laredo Police Department in the School Resource Officer Program, with compensation in the amount of one hundred thirty six thousand eight hundred eighty seven dollars and 41/100 ($136,887.41), for the 1997-1998 school year, commencing on August 14, 1997. 28. 97-R-081 Accepting a grant from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in the amount of $49,922.00 to enhance the City of Laredo's used oil collection and recycling program for the period from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998. 29. 97-R-082 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management in the amount of $24,000.00, with the City designating $6,000.00, in matching funds for a total of $30,000.00, to conduct a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis. 30. 97-R-083 Resolution whereby the City of Laredo seeks designation as a Management Agency for Wastewater Collection and Treatment for the Colonias on Highway 359 and Mines Road, in accordance with the requirements of Section 208 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended. 31. 97-R-084 Authorizing the City Manager to utilize surplus proceeds from the City's sale of $3,660,000.00, combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 1997-B, not to exceed $70,000.00, to purchase a replacement Emergency Medical Services Unit (Ambulance) for the City's Fire Department. VII. MOTIONS 32. Approving the submission of the 1997 Consolidated Plan to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in request for funding through the 23rd Action Year Community Development block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $4,372,000.00; the 1997 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) in the amount of $1,192,000.00; and the 1997 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) in the amount of $115,000.00 and authorizing the City Manager to execute all documents as a result of the Plan's submission. 33. Approval to reject sole bid received June 30, 1997, in the amount of $2,894,000.00, by Modern Construction, Inc. for Los Obispos Affordable Housing Project Phase I and approval to use the Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation a Non-Profit Corporation for the construction of affordable housing. 34. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for the following: a) ammunition - Police Department b) jackets/windbreakers - Fire Department c) line stopping equipment - Utilities Department d) dozer - Public Works, Landfill A tentative award is scheduled for Sept. 2, 1997. 35. Authorizing to proceed with an emergency purchase of a replacement ambulance from reliable Emergency Vehicles, Comanche, Texas, in the amount of $78,575.00. This ambulance will replace a 1992 unit that was damaged beyond repair in a vehicle collision. The City received an insurance settlement in the amount of $20,320.00, which will be used to offset the total purchase cost. The remaining balance will be paid from surplus CO bond funds. Reliable Emergency Vehicles will deliver the new unit within 120 days and will provide a loaner ambulance at no charge to the City. 36. Awarding a professional service contract between the City of Laredo and A.G. Pellegrin, M.D., to: 1) Perform drug and alcohol testing for City of Laredo employees; and South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to: 2) Provide services for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). City Council authorized staff to solicit requests for proposals for drug and alcohol testing and for the provision of an employee assistance program (EAP) on May 19, 1997. 37. Authorize the sale of the following surplus heavy equipment to the highest bidders: TKO Equipment Co., New Braunfels, Texas ($378,500.00), Martinez Paving Co., Inc., Laredo, Texas, ($117,696.00), and Joe A. Santos, Laredo, Texas ($14,500.00), through sealed bids. The equipment will be sold to the highest bidder exceeding the City's minimum price. The proceeds from this sale will be used to purchase a new dozer tractor for use at the City landfill. The equipment to be sold include: Minimum Bid Sale Price a) 1985 Caterpillar $ 35,000.00 $ 39,999.00 b) 1985 Bros. Reclaimer $ 30,000.00 $ 32,500.00 c) 1985 Furakawa Front End Loader $ 10,000.00 $ 18,199.00 d) 1989 Case Front Loader $ 15,000.00 $ 24,199.00 e) 1988 Caterpillar Backhoe/Loader $ 10,000.00 $ 14,500.00 f) 1991 Caterpillar Scraper $150,000.00 $163,500.00 g) 1991 Caterpillar Compactor $ 30,000.00 $ 35,299.00 h) 1993 Caterpillar Bulldozer Tractor $140,000.00 $182,500.00 $420,000.00 $510,696.00 38. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Gateway Uniform Service, Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount of $100,197.99, for the purchase of uniforms for the Police, Fire, and Bridge department personnel. Full service contracts, which include alteration services, will be awarded to the low bidder. The City has included delivery deadlines in the contract documents requiring that the clothing be delivered within forty five days after receipt of order. The overall contract pricing is 3% less than the previous year. A total of four bids were received. Funding is available in Police Department Uniforms, Fire Department Uniforms, and Bridge System Uniforms. 39. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Printers Unlimited, Corpus Christi, Texas, in the amount of $26,855.00, for the printing of a tour operator guide and a general brochure for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Approximately 60,000 brochures will be printed in English and 30,000 will be printed in Spanish. A total of four bids were received for these printing services contract. Funding is available in Convention and Visitors Bureau - Printing Services, Brochure. 40. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Mary's Boots, McAllen, Texas, in the base amount of $17,200.00, for the purchase of footwear for maintenance personnel. Contract pricing has been secured for the two most common boot styles requested for city maintenance personnel. A total of five bids were received for this purchase. Funding is available from the particular department's budget. The bid pricing is approximately 8% less than the previous contract period. 41. Award of an engineering contract to Foster Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $32,040.00 for the preparation of an engineering report with cost estimates for both construction and design, and provide surveys, design and the preparation of plans and specifications for the required utilities relocation and/or adjustments in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) proposed widening of U.S. Highway 59 between San Dario and Ejido. Funding is available in the Utility Relocation - TxDOT Account. Contract time is 30 days after issuance of a notice to proceed. 42. Award of a contract to Danny R. Anderson Consultants, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $36,615.00 to provide Laboratory, Sampling and Testing Services of materials for quality control for the Santa Maria Avenue Drainage Improvements between Markley Lane to Del Mar Blvd. Funding is available in the Drainage Improvements -Santa Maria Drainage Improvements. 43. Approval of a change order no. 2, a decrease of $3,122.00 for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, and acceptance of the Pace Street Drainage Extension and the Ligarde/Barrios Drainage Project and approval of final payment in the amount of $86,494.00 to Ramex Construction Company, Inc., Houston, Texas. The original construction contract was $152,315.00 and this change order brings the total contract amount to $149,818.00. Funding is available in the Drainage Fund - Pace/Ligarde/Barrios Drainage Project. 44. Approval of a change order no. 2, an increase of $90,000.00 for additional paving, drainage, and utility improvements along Cortez Street between Ejido Avenue and Espa¤a Drive South to the Street Paving Assessment Project 50 (41 Blocks) being constructed by the City's Department of Public Works and the Utilities Department. Funding is available in Street Paving Assessment Project 50. Initial contract amount was for $1,469,296.98. This change order brings the total contract amount to $1,587,356.98. 45. Approval of amendment no. 1, for an amount not to exceed $600,000.00 to the engineering contact with Structural Engineering Company (SEA), San Antonio, Texas, for the Laredo Northwest International Bridge (Fourth Bridge). The current contract of field surveys for the bridgehead area is $70,450.00. This amendment no. 1 will provide for the professional services required to perform the Bridge design, the Border Station Masterplan, and the architectural design of the temporary Federal Facilities. Funding is available in the Bridge System Architectural Fees Account. This amendment brings the contract amount to $670,450.00. VIII. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT 46. Presentation regarding the status of the progress of the Santa Isabel Water Well Project, with possible action. Preliminary results show an improvement in the water quality samples taken on July 24, 1997. 47. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial application. 48. Presentation by the Administrative Services Department regarding the random drug and alcohol testing with possible action. 49. Authorization to proceed with the placement of a monument at Veterans Field in honor of all Laredo Veterans. 50. Presentation regarding the status of traffic signal proposed for the intersection of Guadalupe /Monterrey and requesting City Council authorization to proceed with the placement of a traffic signal at the intersection of New York/Loop 20. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) denied the placement of a traffic signal at the intersection of Guadalupe/Monterrey as a result of the traffic volumes on Monterrey not meeting the volume requirements set forth in the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Staff is therefore requesting authorization to place the signal at the intersection of New York/Loop 20. This location has been approved by TxDOT and is the next CDBG eligible intersection on the list of intersections needing signals. 51. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code to deliberate a 1926 conveyance of real property and the city's possible ownership, value and exchange of its mineral interest in such real property including a 60.91 acre tract conveyed to the Sacred Heart Children's Home (The congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Poor, a Texas Corporation). Return to open session for further discussion and possible action involving the city's possible ownership of certain real property ad mineral interests in part of a 60.91 acre tract of land purportedly conveyed to the Sacred Heart Children's Home (The Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Poor, a Texas Corporation). 52. Request for Executive Session to be conducted pursuant to Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code to discuss pending or contemplated litigation regarding the investigation of the Fleet Maintenance Division. IX. COMMUNICATIONS X. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION 53. Requests by Mayor and City Councilmembers for discussion and presentation. A. Requests by Mayor Pro Tem Jose R. Perez, Jr. 1. Discussion and possible action regarding the transferring of the "Vehicles for Hire Inspector" from the El Metro Transit System to the Traffic Division. 2. Discussion and possible action to implement additional bus service to south Laredo (Park-n-Ride System), as well as other areas of the City requiring additional service. 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the status of the South Laredo Park. 4. Presentation by Alvaro Alvarez, taxicab permit holder #017 & 022, regarding the securing of an additional taxi cab permit under Chapter 32, Section 32- 32 Application for Additional Taxicabs of the Code of Ordinances, with possible action. 5. Discussion and possible action regarding providing a shuttle service from Los Obispos/Santa Rita area to the Lamar, Bruni, Vergara Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, August 9, 1997, during the proposed immunization clinic. B. Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni 1. Discussion and possible action on instructing staff to contact the U.S. Corps of Engineers to conduct a feasibility and cost study on building a regional water retention facility south of Del Mar Boulevard, east of McPherson and north of Jacaman Road in order to protect the down stream residents from increased flooding due to the development in the study area. 2. Discussion and possible action on finding the necessary funding to construct a new sidewalk south of the new library on Calton Road. 3. Presentation by Jesus "Chuy" Laurel regarding the establishment of a 500 square foot area in the New Main Library to be used as an Elderly Assistance Center. C. Requests by Councilmember Alfonso I. "Poncho" Casso 1. Status report regarding the RFP's for the Utilities Department. 2. Discussion and possible action regarding the legislative consultant. (Co- sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Jose R. Perez, Jr., and Councilmember Eliseo Valdez) 3. Discussion and possible action regarding all department heads having e- mail. 4. Discussion and possible action regarding the possible set-back violations created by the Concord Hills Developers. 5. Discussion and possible action regarding the Police Department abdicating its responsibility regarding the recovery of stolen vehicles. 6. Discussion and possible action regarding the privatization of the landfill. 7. Discussion and possible action regarding the membership of the MPO. D. Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra 1. Presentation by Manuel Raul Jimenez, taxicab permit holder #075, regarding the securing of an additional taxi cab permit under Chapter 32, Section 32- 32 Application for Additional Taxicabs of the Code of Ordinances, with possible action. E. Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado 1. Update by staff on the Santa Maria Drainage Project, and acquisition of right-of-way needed to complete this project with possible action. 2. Status report on the Santa Isabel Well, with possible action. XI. PUBLIC HEARINGS 54. Public hearing concerning the application by Eduard C. Hachar and Robert D. Hachar, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a child education/day care center on Lots 1 and 2, Block 1697, Eastern Division, located at 2801 and 2807 East Fremont Street. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this conditional use permit. This item was tabled at the Council Meeting of July 21, 1997, pending the removal of all off-street parking on Fremont Street. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a child education/day care center on Lots 1 and 2, Block 1697, Eastern Division, located at 2801 and 2807 East Fremont; providing for an effective date and publication. 55. Public hearing concerning the application by Del Trautman, amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 22 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the south side of Del Mar Boulevard, south of Bermuda Dunes Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District), R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) and B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District). The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of this zone change. This item was tabled at the Council Meeting of July 21, 1997. (Co-sponsored by Councilmembers Alfonso I. "Poncho" Casso, and Joe A. Guerra) INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 22 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located on the south side of Del Mar Boulevard, south of Bermuda Dunes Subdivision, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District), R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) and B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for an effective date and publication. 56. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998, annual budget in the amount of $49,922.00 for a grant awarded by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Used Oil Division to be used for enhancing and continuing the Used Oil Collection and Recycling Program for the period from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998, annual budget in the amount of $49,922.00 for a grant awarded by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Used Oil Division to be used for enhancing and continuing the Used Oil Collection and Recycling Program for the period from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget. 57. Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo's 1997-1998, annual budget in the amount of $55,721.00 for funding of supplies and direct operating expenses for a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1, 1997 through May 31, 1998. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998, annual budget in the amount of $55,721.00 for funding of supplies and direct operating expenses for a Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1, 1997 through May 31, 1998. 58. Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo's 1996-1997, Annual Budget in the amount of $24,000.00, for a grant from the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management in order to complete a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE Amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997, Annual Budget in the amount of $24,000.00, for a grant from the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management in order to complete a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis. XII. RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD 59. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids for the following: a) motor oil for new buses A tentative award is scheduled for Sept. 2, 1997. XIII. 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 1, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M. ________________________ GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR. CITY SECRETARY