CITY OF LAREDO CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                               1110 HOUSTON STREET
                                  LAREDO, TEXAS
                                    5:30 P.M.

                                     AGENDA

       A97-R-32                                            SEPTEMBER 15, 1997

   
   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES
  
       2. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State
          of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the Texas Department
          of Health, Public Health Regional 11, for 2,268 square feet of office
          space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar
          Street.
          1. Lease renewal term will be from September 1, 1997, through August
             31, 1998, at no space cost;
          2. Monthly electricity and janitorial services shall be $703.50.

       3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State
          of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of University of Texas
          Health Science Center at San Antonio for 317 square feet of office
          space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar
          Street.
          1. Lease renewal term will be from September 1, 1997, through August
             31, 1998.
          2. Monthly rent shall be $335.88 which includes cost of utilities and
             janitorial services.

       4. Designating as a public easement, seven tracts of land as part of the
          proposed extension of Arkansas Avenue from Saunders Street (U.S. Hwy.
          59) to Foster Avenue. Said tracts being Tract 1, Tract 2, Tract 3,
          Tract 4, Tract 5, Tract 6, and Tract 7, out of the Airport Property,
          being generally described below and providing for an effective date:
          TRACT 1 - Being 0.335 acres out of Block 22, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded
          in Volume 5, Page 1, Map records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 2 - Being 0.166 acres out of Block 30, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded
          in Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 3 - Being 1.126 acres out of Block 20, Subdivision Plat of
          Laredo Airport, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded
          in Volume 5, Page 1, Map records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 4 - Being 0.272 acres out of Block 7, Subdivision Plat of Laredo
          Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded in
          Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 5 - Being 2.902 acres out of Block 1, Subdivision Plat of Laredo
          Airport in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as recorded in
          Volume 5, Page 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 6 - Being 1.549 acres out of Laredo International Airport
          Property, as recorded in Volume 478, Pages 479-481, Deed Records of
          Webb County, Texas; being also out of Survey Number 799, Abstract
          Number 329, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.
          TRACT 7 - Being 0.642 acres out of the City of Laredo 8.1488 acre
          tract, recorded in Volume 1251, Pages 26-27, Real Property Records of
          Webb County, Texas, being also out of Survey Number 799, Abstract
          Number 329, in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

       5. Declaring the public necessity to convert the south 19.08 feet by
          277.78 feet section of the 400 Block of Ryan Street between
          Springfield and Maryland Avenues into a parking facility for the East
          Central Laredo Park and the North side section into a 19 foot wide
          one-way street from Springfield to Maryland, and authorizing the
          transfer of $21,124.00, from 1993 CDBG Paving Project 51 Line Item No.
          211-9340-597-4951 to the East Central Laredo Park Line Item No.  211-
          9380-555-1166 to cover the construction of the improvements for this
          project and providing for an effective date.

       6. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          convey those sections of San Augustin Avenue between Zaragoza and
          Water Streets and Flores Avenue between Zaragoza and Water Streets to
          Fasken Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership in exchange for two corner
          clip tracts at the intersection of IH 35 and FM 3464 (Milo
          Interchange). Said street sections being described on "Exhibits A & B"
          and said corner clip tracts being more particularly described below
          and more particularly described by Metes and Bounds on "Exhibits C &
          D", respectively, and providing for an effective date: PARCEL 1 -
          Being a 15,678.00 square foot (0.35992 of an acre) tract of land, more
          or less, out of and part of the  Barbara T. Fasken 489.11 acre tract
          of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Original Grantee,
          Baustista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration Company to
          Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984 and recorded in
          Volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property Records, save
          and except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by deed recorded
          in Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property Records.
          PARCEL 2 - Being a 5,000.00 square foot (0.1148 of an acre) tract of
          land, more or less, out of and part of the  Barbara T. Fasken 489.11
          acre tract of land lying and being in Porcion 20, Abstract 48,
          Original Grantee, Baustista Garcia, as executed by Palafox Exploration
          Company to Barbara T. Fasken by deed dated December 17, 1984 and
          recorded in Volume 1089, Pages 391-392, Webb County Real Property
          Records, save and except 8.68 acres conveyed to the State of Texas by
          deed recorded in Volume 1308, Pages 728-735, Webb County Real Property
          Records.

       7. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          effectively convey fee simple title to Elsa P. Saenz and Olga Escobar
          for the sale at Fair Market Value of "Surface Only" of certain City
          property described as that former section of the 1400 Block of Santa
          Barbara Street between Texas and Milmo Avenues situated in the Eastern
          Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, being more particularly
          described in "Exhibit A" and providing for an effective date.

       8. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          convey a 1.176 acre tract of City-Airport-owned land situated in the
          north side and contiguous to the Main Post Office, to the U.S.  Postal
          Service in exchange for the U.S. Postal Service conveyance to the City
          of a 0.813 of an acre tract of land, situated in the east portion of
          the Main Post Office, for the extension of Arkansas Avenue, north of
          Saunders Street (U.S. Hwy. 59).  Providing for an effective date.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       9. 97-O-206  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                    Aircraft Parts and Development Corporation, a Texas
                    Corporation, for approximately 5,888 square feet
                    constituting Building No.  1307 at the Laredo International
                    Airport.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing August 1, 1997
                       and ending July 31, 1998 and may be extended for four (4)
                       terms of one (1) year each ending July 31, 1999, July 31,
                       2000, July 31, 2001, and July 31, 2002.  Lease may be
                       terminated upon giving 90 days written notice.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $1,500.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually during the primary and extension terms of this
                       lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.
                       (City Council)

      10. 97-O-207  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with L.A.
                    Ventures, Inc., for approximately 289 square of office space
                    constituting Suite No. 8 of Building No.  S-1 located at
                    1718 E.  Calton Road.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing May 1, 1997,
                       and ending April 30, 1998, and will be extended for one
                       (1) year ending April 30, 1999.  Lease may be terminated
                       by either party upon giving a sixty (60) day written
                       notice.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $333.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually during the primary and extension term of this
                       lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.
                       (City Council)

      11. 97-O-208  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with
                    Comision Mexico-Americana Para La Eradicacion Del Gusano
                    Barrenador (U.S.D.A. Screwworm Program) for approximately
                    19,765 square feet constituting Building No. 1308 and
                    approximately 10,000 square feet of vehicle parking area
                    located at 4305 Maher Avenue.
                    1. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing June 1, 1997,
                       and ending May 31, 2002. Lease may be terminated by
                       either party upon giving one hundred twenty (120) days
                       written notice.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $4,950.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually according to changes in the Consumer Price
                       Index.  (City Council)

      12. 97-O-209  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Juan
                    Vargas d/b/a The Education Center for approximately 4,308
                    square feet constituting Building No.  1169 located at 4407
                    Foster Avenue, and used to house a day care facility.
                    1. Lease term is for one (1) year commencing August 1, 1997,
                       and ending July 31, 1998.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $800.00. Lease may be terminated
                       upon giving 120 days written notice. (City Council)

      13. 97-O-210  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with All
                    American Events, Inc., a Florida corporation, for
                    approximately 4.0 acres of land located on the northeast
                    corner of Hillside Road and Thomas Avenue at the Laredo
                    International Airport.
                    1. Lease term is for two (2) days commencing September 20,
                       1997, and ending September 21, 1997.
                    2. Daily rent shall be $750.00. Premises will be used to
                       host a circus and proceeds will be used for charitable
                       causes.  The Laredo Police Officers Associations is
                       sponsoring this circus. (City Council)

      14. 97-O-211  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Carlos
                    Madrid d/b/a Madrid Printing Equipment for approximately
                    8,466 square feet constituting Building #464 locate at 1705
                    E. Hillside Road and to be used for a printing equipment
                    shop.
                    1. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing August 1,
                       1997 and ending July 31, 2002 and may be extended for one
                       (1) term of five (5) years ending July 31, 2007.
                    2. Monthly rent shall be $1,270.00 and will be adjusted
                       annually during the primary and extension term of this
                       lease.
                    In an effort to provide additional land for development,
                    Airport Staff wishes to demolish Building #1108 presently
                    occupied by Mr. Madrid and, thus, relocate his business to
                    Building #464.  (City Council)

      15. 97-O-212  Amending Chapter 32, of the Code of Ordinances entitles
                    vehicles for hire, by creating a new Article V, entitled
                    shuttle-van operations, providing for restrictions in
                    general, statement of policy, administration and
                    enforcement, definitions, operating enforcement,
                    definitions, operating authority, licensing, holder and
                    driver regulations, fares, insurance coverage, vehicle and
                    equipment requirements, providing for publication and
                    effective date.  (City Council) (As Amended)

      16. 97-O-213  Authorizing the City Manager to grant a license to AT&T
                    Corporation, a New York Corporation, for the use of a
                    conduit on Juarez Lincoln International Bridge,.  License
                    term is for five years commencing on September 15, 1997 and
                    ending September 16, 2002. Annual rent shall be $5,000.00
                    and will be adjusted annually during the term of this
                    license as provided for in said license plus a fee of $4.00
                    a square foot for the occupation of the City of Laredo
                    right-of-way on Iturbide Street.  (City Council)

      17. 97-O-214  Ordinance amending Section 24.77.1 of the Laredo Land
                    Development Code relating to permitted lot dimensions in
                    certain districts, deleting lot depth requirements in AG, R-
                    1, R-1A, R-2, RS, R-O, and B-1 districts, providing minimum
                    lot area and frontage requirements for uses such as, but not
                    limited to communication towers and off-premise signs on
                    tracts platted in conformance to provisions provided in
                    Section 212.0105 (b)(2) of the Local Government Code and
                    Section 16.343 of the Water Code; providing for publication
                    and effective date. (City Council)

      18. 97-O-215  Ordinance to adopt the Annual Budget for fiscal year 1997-
                    1998 and appropriating the estimated revenues and balances
                    reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and
                    ending September 30, 1998, consistent with the financial
                    plan described in said Annual Budget; and authorizing the
                    City Manager to implement said Annual Budget.
                    (City Council)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      19. 97-R-094  Adopting the 1998-2002 Five Year Capital Improvement Program
                    for the City of Laredo.

      20. 97-R-096  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount $92,770.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social
                    Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for
                    the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31,
                    1998; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the
                    contract.

      21. 97-R-097  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health Education/Risk
                    Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health Department
                    for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
                    31, 1998; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the
                    contract.

      22. 97-R-098  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a supplemental grant
                    from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the total
                    amount of $131,418.00, which consists of $27,418.00, for
                    funding of additional salaries and fringe benefits, and
                    $104,000.00, for the purchase of five (5) vehicles for use
                    by the Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force; and
                    authorizing the City Manager to sign any and all documents
                    pertaining to this grant.

      23. 97-R-099  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the
                    Governor's Automobile Theft Prevention Authority in the
                    amount of $252,042.00, with the city designating $91,802.00,
                    in matching funds for a total of $343,844.00, for the 6th
                    year of funding of the Auto Theft Task Force for the period
                    beginning September 1, 1997 through August 31, 1998.

      24. 97-R-100  Accepting a grant from the Texas Department of Health in the
                    amount of $11,400.00, for the Border Health Environmental
                    Survey of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                    period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998;
                    and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.

      25. 97-R-101  Authorizing the acceptance of a donation of the "Surface
                    Only" of a 13.6558 acre tract of land, more or less, being
                    out of a 407.62 acre tract of land situated in Porcion 36,
                    Abstract 473, and Porcion 37, and Abstract 410, as conveyed
                    to L.A.  Wright, and recorded in Volume 476, Pages 398-413
                    from Sally Hosea, Et., Al., for use as a City Park.

      26. 97-R-105  Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to submit
                    a grant application (Reimbursement Program) to the Texas
                    Historical Commission for Certified Local Government funding
                    in the amount of $5,000.00, to help fund the production of a
                    Cemetery Preservation Plan, and authorizing the City Manager
                    to execute the necessary documents.

      27. 97-R-107  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal
                    Agreement between the City of Rio Bravo and the City of
                    Laredo for the collection of Landfill Fees for Disposal of
                    Garbage at the City's Landfill site by the City of Rio Bravo
                    on a daily basis.

 VII.  MOTIONS

      28. Authorizing the City Manager to opt out of the Federal Health
          Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, effective
          October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998, as a result of the City
          currently meeting and or exceeding minimum HIPA benefits provisions.

      29. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the
          Texas Department of Health for continuation of the HIV Partner
          Counseling/Partner Elicitation (PCPE) Project of the City of Laredo
          Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 1998, through
          December 31, 1998.

      30. Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract in the amount of
          $17,766.00, with the Texas Department of Human Services for 50% of the
          cost of a full-time Eligibility Specialist II to screen patients for
          Medicaid eligibility for women and children services at the City of
          Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 17, 1997,
          through October 17, 1998.

      31. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Fuel Contract - Fleet Maintenance Division
          b) Tire Recapping Service Contract - Fleet Maintenance Division
          c) Janitorial Supply Contract - All Departments
          d) Vehicle Purchase - Police Department, Financial Task Force
          e) AS400 Computer - MIS Department
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for October 20, 1997.

      32. Approval of the construction plans and specifications and
          authorization to advertise for bids for the construction of E.D.A.
          Project No. 08-01-03080 - Airport Medical Infrastructure Improvements
          Arkansas Avenue Extension. Tentative award is scheduled for October 8,
          1997.  Funding is available in the Airport Medical Park Account.

      33. Acceptance of the construction of a Freight Booth in Lane 6 at the
          Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge No. 2 and approval of final
          payment in the amount of $9,500.00, to Paragon Builders, Inc., Laredo,
          Texas. Funding is available in the Bridge System -Toll Plaza
          Improvements.

      34. Award of contracts to the following LOW BIDDERS MEETING SPECIFICATIONS
          for the purchase of equipment for the new public library;
          a) Texas Video Sales, San Antonio, Texas, -$99,173.00 (Video Multi-
          server, CD-ROM Server)
          b) DocStar, San Antonio, Texas - $24,486.00 (Digital Imaging System)
          c) Southwestern Datacom System, San Antonio, Texas - $21,335.00 (Photo
             ID Machine)
          d) Southwestern Bell Telephone, Laredo, Texas -$19,940.43 (Phone
             System)
          e) ASI Sign Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas -$14,307.70 (Library
             Signage)
          A total of nine bids were received for this purchase. Funding for
          Video Multi-server, CD-ROM Server, Library Signage, Photo ID System is
          available in the Friends of the Library Account and funding for
          telephone system and photo ID system is available in the Library Bond
          Project Account.

      35. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Gifford-Hill Concrete Products,
          Robstown, Texas, in the amount of $10,274.85, for the purchase of 645
          L.F. of 30", reinforced concrete pipe, as required for Paving Project
          No. 50. A total of three bids were received for this purchase. Funding
          is available in the Street Paving Assessment Project 50 - Street
          Materials Account.

      36. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Al & Rob Sales, Laredo, Texas, in
          the amount of $12,810.90, for purchase of jackets and windbreakers for
          the Fire Department. A total of three bids were received on this
          purchase. Funding is available in the departments clothing allowance
          line item budget.

      37. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Hydra-Stop Inc., Blue Island,
          Illinois in the amount of $42,621.50, for the purchase of line
          stopping equipment for the Utilities Department.  This equipment is
          used to plug broken water lines so that the line breakage can be
          repaired. A total of four bids were received for the purchase.
          Funding is available in the Water Distribution's capital outlay
          budget.

      38. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Holt Company of Laredo, Texas,
          in the amount of $349,133.00, for the purchase of a new bulldozer
          tractor. This equipment will be used at the City landfill and replaces
          a 1993 Caterpillar dozer. Funds for the purchase of this landfill
          equipment are available from the proceeds of the equipment sale
          authorized by City Council on 8/04/97. This equipment will be
          delivered within ninety days. Funding is available in the Landfill
          Capital Outlay Account.

      39. Award of contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Naztec, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas,
          in the amount of $24,898.00, for the purchase of two traffic signal
          controllers. One controller will be installed at FM1472/Rancho Viejo
          and the other at New York/Loop 20. Delivery of these controllers is
          anticipated within ninety days. Funding is available in the Rancho
          Viejo/FM1472 -Traffic Department -Traffic Signals and in the New
          York/Loop 20 - CDBG Funds -Traffic Signalization Accounts.

      40. Approval of the following items for amendment no.  10, an increase of
          $184,344.11, to the architectural/engineering (A/E) contract with
          Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, (HOK) Dallas, Texas:
          1. Design modifications in conjunction with the landside Improvements
             Phase "C" of the Airport Terminal and construction administration
             fee combined for an amount of $117,044.11;
          2. Design and Rebidding of the revisions to Passenger Loading bridges
             in the amount of $17,380.00; and
          3. Additional Limited Construction Administration for the New
             Passenger Terminal in the amount of $49,920.00.
          Original contract amount was $1,135,000.00. This change order will
          bring the total contract amount to $2,637,195.96.  Funding is
          available in the Airport Construction Fund.

      41. Approval of change order no. 3, a decrease of $500.00, a deduction for
          chlorination work to be performed in-house, acceptance of the Repairs
          to the North Ground Water Storage Tank located at Lyon Street and
          Meadow Avenue Project, and approval of final payment in the amount of
          $11,475.50 to N.G.  Painting, Inc., Kerrville, Texas. Original
          contract amount was $80,900.00. This change order will bring the total
          contract amount to $119,255.00.  Funding is available in the
          Waterworks System.

      42. Approval of change order no. 4, an increase of $6,400.00, to Lambda
          Construction Company, New Braunfels, Texas, construction contract for
          the Improvements to the Milmo Avenue, East Corridor and Other Booster
          Pump Stations Project for modifications to the power service to comply
          with the National Electrical Code.  Original contract amount was
          $677,400.00. This change order will bring the total contract amount to
          $702,086.17.  Funding is available in Waterworks System Fund Account.

      43. Refund of property taxes in various amount to the following
          individuals or companies:
          a. Best Warehouse, Inc., in the amount of $1,343.76.

VIII.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      44. Status report on the Impact Fee Study, with possible action.

      45. Authorizing the City Manager to make the necessary changes in order to
          relocate the Storm Water Management and Ecology Demonstration Park
          presently with the Father Charles McNaboe Recreation Facility to
          Laredo Community College campus due to the delay in the construction
          of the Recreation Facility.  Upon City Council approval, these changes
          will be submitted to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
          Commission (TNRCC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
          their approval as well.

  IX.  COMMUNICATIONS

       a. Presentation by Candelario Viera concerning a request for a third
          extension of his injury leave status.

   X.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

      46. Requests by Mayor and City Councilmembers for discussion and
          presentation.

    A.  Requests by Mayor Saul N. Ramirez, Jr.

       1. Presentation by Marcus Montes regarding the City's aid in developing a
          "Into The Streets (ITS)" program in Laredo.  2. Presentation by
          Ricardo de Anda on the Year End Report on Delinquent Tax Collections
          for year ending June 30, 1997.

    B.  Requests by Mayor Pro Tem Jose R. Perez, Jr.

       1. Congratulating the City's Public Access Channel personnel and Public
          Information Officer for garnering an award from the National
          Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) for
          their video entitled "Tornado Warning". Awards are judged on the basis
          of creativity, technical proficiency, and diversity of programming.

       2. Status report regarding the administrator/planner position at the
          Laredo Police Department with possible action. (Co-sponsored by
          Councilmember Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

       3. Status report regarding the street illumination along Loop 20, with
          possible action.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Discussion and possible action on establishing the Problem Oriented
          Policing Services (POPS) program around the 3500 block of Garfield,
          Guerrero, and Mier with possible action.

       2. Status report on all the empty lots in district II not in compliance
          with Care of Premises Ordinance, with possible action.

       3. Status report on the drainage problem on Ejido and Spur 400 with
          possible action.

       4. Status report on the ponding problem on Ejido and HWY 59 with possible
          action.

       5. Status report on the Data Transmission Network (DTN) weather center
          with possible action.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the acquisition of land to
          use as a staging area to eliminate IH-35 as a tractor trailer parking
          lot.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of a mountain
          bike trail along the Rio Grande.

       3. Discussion and possible action to instruct staff to obtain review and
          approval from State and Federal agencies such as the U.S. Corps of
          Engineers, the International Boundary and Water Commission, and the
          Texas Natural Resources Conservation commission to develop the Zacate
          Creek Riverwalk Development Project.

       4. Discussion and possible action regarding the city sponsoring an
          international design competition for the Zacate Creek Riverwalk
          Development Project.

       5. Discussion and possible action regarding the pot hole crew.

       6. Discussion and possible action regarding the assistant driver
          positions for the Fire Department as discussed at the City Council
          Meeting of September 3, 1997.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the development of a
          public/private partnership ((City, County, State)/(Private Sector)) to
          attract the "Snowbird" industry to Laredo.

       2. Discussion and possible action to direct the Code Enforcement Division
          to come up with a plan which will discourage vehicles from parking in
          the City's right-of-ways particularly on sidewalks thereby causing a
          safety hazard as well as sidewalk deterioration.

    F.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Airport Advisory Board member, Cynthia Moreno
          regarding the American Airlines Travel Academy.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the placement of a traffic
          control device in the area of Mann Road and the entrances to Belmont
          Plaza.

    G.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Discussion and possible action requesting an amendment on City
          Ordinance Section 6-66B5 pertaining for special permits on livestock
          and small animals.

  XI.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      47. Amending Chapter 14, Garbage, Trash, And Refuse Article I, Section 14-
          4.1 (d)(7)(8)(9) - Rates, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
          Laredo, in order to allow for the collection of landfill fees for
          disposal of garbage at the City's Landfill site on Sundays; providing
          for publication and effective date.

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          Amending Chapter 14, Garbage, Trash, And Refuse Article I, Section 14-
          4.1 (d)(7)(8)(9) - Rates, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
          Laredo, in order to allow for the collection of landfill fees for
          disposal of garbage at the City's Landfill site on Sundays by 1)
          private individuals who are non-residents of the City of Laredo;
          providing for publication and effective date.

      48. Amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 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 September 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

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          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 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 September 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 and authorizing
          the City Manager to implement said budget.

       49. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo, Texas investment policy
          to comply with House Bill 2799 which amended the Public Funds
          Investment Act, Chapter 2256, of the Texas Government Code. The
          changes became effective September 1, 1997; and approval of a motion
          to designate the Audit Committee of the City Council, pursuant to
          Section VII of the City of Laredo Investment Policy, to review, revise
          and adopt, on an annual basis, the list of qualified brokers that are
          authorized to engage in investment transactions with the City.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo, Texas investment policy to
          comply with House Bill 2799 which amended the public funds investment
          act, Chapter 2256, of the Texas Government Code. The changes became
          effective September 1, 1997.

      50. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $343,844.00 for an Auto Theft Task Force Grant for
          funding equipment, personnel, travel, and direct operating expenses
          for the period of September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $343,844.00 for an Auto Theft Task Force Grant for funding
          equipment, personnel, travel, and direct operating expenses for the
          period of September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.

      51. Public hearing amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $92,707.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and
          Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for
          the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health and
          Budget in the amount of $92,707.00, for the HIV/AIDS Health and Social
          Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
          period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998; and
          increase Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4050 from $0 to $92,707.00,
          and Expenditure Line Item 226-6061 from $0 to $92,707.00.

      52. Public hearing amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health
          Education/Risk Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending a contract with the Texas Department of Health and
          Budget in the amount of $66,000.00 for the HIV/AIDS Health
          Education/Risk Reduction Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998; and increasing Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4043 from $0
          to $66,000.00, and Expenditure Line Item 226-6063 from $0 to
          $66,000.00.

      53. Public hearing on approval of an amendment to the contract with the
          Texas Department of Health and Budget in the amount of $11,400.00, for
          the Border Environmental Survey of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning September 1, 1997, through August
          31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health
          and Budget in the amount of $11,400.00, for the Border Environmental
          Survey of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998; and increasing
          Revenue Line Item 226-0000-323-4075 from $0 to $11,400.00, and
          increasing Expenditure Line Item 226-6074 from $0 to $11,400.00.

      54. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 budget in the
          amount of $131,418.00, for additional salary and fringe benefits and
          the purchase of five (5) vehicles for the multi-agency financial
          disruption force grant awarded by the office of National Drug Control
          Policy beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 budget in the amount
          of $131,418.00, for additional salary and fringe benefits and the
          purchase of five (5) vehicles for the multi-agency financial
          disruption force grant awarded by the office of National Drug Control
          Policy beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998.  55. Public
          hearing for the setting of a tax rate of $0.53993 with a Maintenance
          and Operation rate of $0.336788 and an Interest and Sinking fund rate
          of $0.203142. Approval of a motion to set a date of September 22, 1997
          to introduce an ordinance for the adoption of the rate.

      56. Public hearing amending the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan
          of the City of Laredo.

          97-R-106  Amending the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan of
                    the City of Laredo.

 XII.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD

      57. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) motor fuel (unleaded/diesel)
          b) contractual services - certified technical trainer
          A tentative bid award is scheduled for October 20, 1997.

      58. Public hearing adopting the Laredo Municipal Transit System's Proposed
          Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Program of
          Projects; appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported
          therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and ending September
          30, 1998; and authorizing the City Manager to implement the Budget.

          97-RT-104  Adopting the Laredo Municipal Transit System's Proposed
                     Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98 and Program
                     of Projects; appropriating the estimated revenues and
                     balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1,
                     1997 and ending September 30, 1998; and authorizing the
                     City Manager to implement the Budget.

XIII.  RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

      59. 97-RMH-095  Resolution authorizing the adoption of the Laredo
                      Municipal Housing Corporation (LMHC) Annual Budget for
                      Fiscal Year 1997-1998 by the LMHC Board of Directors,
                      appropriating the estimated revenues and balances reported
                      therein for the year beginning October 1, 1997 and ending
                      September 30, 1998 and authorizing the LMHC Director to
                      implement the LMHC Annual Budget.

      60. Approval and authorization for Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation
          (LMHC) to request bids from subcontractors for the construction of
          fifty (50) affordable homes under the LMHC's Lease/Purchase Program in
          the Riverhills Subdivision, Unit I. No bids were received from general
          contractors on July 30, 1997. The final plans and specifications
          include ten (10) different floor plans and fourteen (14) front
          elevations (facades). The construction trades for which bids will be
          requested are as follows: grading, landscaping, concrete, brick,
          carpentry, cabinets, roofing, gypsum, flooring, paint, clean-up, HVAC,
          electrical and plumbing.

 XIV.  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, SEPTEMBER 12, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                             GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                             CITY SECRETARY