CITY OF LAREDO
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS
11:00 A.M.
                                  AGENDA

       A97-R-33                                  SEPTEMBER 27, 1997

   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       2. Ordinance approving the 1997 ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 1997-
          1998, and to provide for the levy and collection of general and
          special ad valorem taxes for the City of Laredo, and providing for the
          levy and collection of alcoholic beverage taxes in accordance with the
          Laws of the State of Texas.

       3. Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 6, of the Code of Ordinances
          of the City of Laredo, entitled Pay Administration by suspending
          Sections 2-87.7, Paragraph (d), numbers one through seven, for Fiscal
          Year 1997-1998, and adding a new Number Fifteen to Section 2-87.7,
          Paragraph (d) by adopting a revised pay schedule with effective dates
          of implementation of October 1, 1997, April 1, 1998, and September 30,
          1998.

       4. Amending Ordinance No. 92-O-113 known as the Southwestern Bell
          Telephone Company ("Telephone Company") franchise ordinance by
          amending Section 4 to extend the franchise term for a period of six
          months from the date of expiration of September 30, 1997 until March
          31, 1998 to ensure that the telephone company continues to provide
          telephone service in the City pending the grant of a new franchise.

       5. Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with
          A.P.I. for the use of Veterans Field to conduct and promote a boxing
          event.  1. Lease term is for two nights commencing on October 3, 1997
          and ending on October 4, 1997; 2. Total rent shall be $2,000.00.

   V.  FINAL READINGS

       6. 97-O-216  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.  (City Council)

       7. 97-O-217  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.  (City Council)

       8. 97-O-218  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.  (City Council)

       9. 97-O-219  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.
                    (City Council)

      10. 97-O-220  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
                    documents to convey those sections of San Agustin 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, Bautista
                    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, Bautista 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.  (Mario G. Alvarado)

      11. 97-O-221  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, and providing for an
                    effective date.    (Louis H. Bruni)

      12. 97-O-222  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.  (City Council)

      13. 97-O-223  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.  (City Council)

      14. 97-O-224  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.  (City Council)

      15. 97-O-225  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.  (City Council)

      16. 97-O-226  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.  (City Council)

      17. 97-O-227  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.
                    (City Council)

      18. 97-O-228  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.
                    (City Council)

      19. 97-O-229  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.
                    (City Council)

      20. 97-O-230  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.  (City Council)

  VI.  RESOLUTIONS

      21. 97-R-102  Accepting a Fiscal Year 1997 Military Airport Program (MAP)
                    Grant in the amount of $2.0 Million from the Federal
                    Aviation Administration (FAA) and appropriating the sum of
                    $222,223.00, as the local match and authorizing the City
                    Manager to execute the grant agreement.  The local match is
                    available in the New Airport Passenger Terminal Reserve
                    Account. The federal and local funds will be used to
                    purchase and install four passenger boarding bridges at the
                    new passenger terminal and to acquire a portion of the
                    Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) to Runway 35L.

      22. 97-R-103  Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Laredo to Execute the
                    Metropolitan Transportation Planning Contract with the Texas
                    Department of Transportation for and on behalf of the Laredo
                    Urban Transportation Study (L.U.T.S.).

 VII.  COMMUNICATIONS

VIII.  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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 AT 11:00 A.M.

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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY