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

                                     AGENDA

       A97-R-41                                 DECEMBER 1, 1997

   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       2. City Council Meeting of October 20, 1997
          City Council Meeting of October 27, 1997

   V.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement providing
          possible reimbursement for part of the cost of constructing a 356
          foot, 8" sanitary sewer line and a 400 foot, 8" water line incurred by
          Laredo National Bank. Both lines will be located on Chacota Street
          close to Hwy 83 and the easement in the west boundary of the Zacatecas
          Fire Station.

       4. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents of
          conveyance to grant an easement to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
          for the purpose of placing telephone apparatus cabinets, concrete
          pads, anchors, buried telephone conduits and cables, aerial cable and
          all appurtenances thereto, as may be required by grantee from time to
          time. Said easement being out of the Mines Road Fire Station plat in
          Porcion 20, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below, and
          providing for an effective date:
             Being a 20-foot by 20-foot Southwestern Bell Telephone easement out
             of Mines Road Fire Station plat and being out of Porcion 20,
             Abstract 48, Bautista Garcia, original grantee, recorded in Volume
             10, Page 40, map records of Webb County, Texas.

       5. Ordering and proclaiming a Special City Election to be held on
          Saturday, January 17, 1998, designating polling places, designating
          the Run-Off date, and providing for publication.

       6. Authorizing and allowing, under the act governing the Texas Municipal
          Retirement System, "Updated Service Credits" in said system on an
          annual basis for service performed by qualifying members of such
          system who at the effective date of the allowance are in the
          employment of the City of Laredo; providing for increased prior and
          current service annuities for retirees and beneficiaries of deceased
          retirees of the City; providing for increased municipal contributions
          to the current service annuity reserve at retirement of the employees
          of the City; and establishing an effective date for the ordinance.
          This ordinance will allow for the upgrading of the City's contribution
          to the employees pension plan from the current 7.5% to 10%.

       7. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to
          effectively convey fee simple title to NBC Bank, Laredo N.A. and Sofia
          Benavides, for the sale of the "Surface Only", at its fair market
          value, of certain city property described as the former south one-half
          section of Jarvis Avenue between Cleveland and Blaine Streets.  Said
          parcel being situated in the Eastern Division of the City of Laredo,
          Webb County, Texas and hereby approving the submitted improvement
          plans which are in compliance with Section 10 of the Street
          Closing/Sales Policy Handbook as approved per Resolution No. 97-R-140;
          and providing for an effective date.

       8. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease with Duty Free
          International, Inc. d/b/a UETA of Texas, Inc., for a Specialty Duty
          Free Retail Shop Concession for approximately 1,254 square feet
          constituting suite number 223 on the second (2nd) floor of the airport
          passenger terminal located at 5210 Bob Bullock. Lease term is for five
          (5) years commencing on the day the new airport passenger terminal
          opens for business and will terminate five (5) years thereafter.
          Minimum annual rent guarantee of $25,000.00 or ten (10%) percent of
          annual gross revenues, whichever is greater.

       9. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a License with The Laredo
          National Bank for a License and Automated Teller Machine Concession
          for approximately 100 square feet in the downstairs lobby area of the
          airport passenger terminal located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop. License
          term is for five (5) years commencing on the first day the new airport
          passenger terminal opens for business and will terminate five (5)
          years thereafter.  Minimum annual rent guarantee of $7,200.00.

      10. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a License with In-Ter-Space
          Services, Inc. d/b/a/ Interspace Airport Advertising for a License and
          Advertising and Display/Hotel Panel Concession at the new airport
          passenger terminal for the purpose of providing advertising and hotel
          courtesy phones.  License term is for five (5) years commencing on the
          day the new airport passenger terminal opens for business and termi-
          nating five (5) years thereafter and may be extended for an additional
          five (5) years based on Licensee successfully fulfilling the
          performance criteria. Minimum annual rent guarantee is $1,000.00 or
          thirty (30%) percent of annual gross revenues, whichever is greater.

      11. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease and Restaurant
          Concession Agreement with Carlos Bella d/b/a Villa Laredo Restaurant
          for approximately 1,116 square feet constituting suite number 101 on
          the first (1st) floor of the airport passenger terminal located at
          5210 Bob Bullock Loop. Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on
          the first day the new airport passenger terminal opens for business
          and ending five (5) years thereafter. Rent shall be a minimum annual
          guarantee of $16,800.00 plus a performance guarantee in the same
          amount.

  VI.  FINAL READINGS

      12. 97-O-277  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement
                    with St. Patrick's Church for the use of Veterans Field to
                    conduct and promote a religious conference.
                    1) Lease term is for 3 (three) days commencing on December
                       12, 1997 and ending December 14, 1997.
                    2) Total rent will be $3,000.00.
                       (City Council)

      13. 97-O-278  Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for above
                    ground storage of flammable liquids, on Lot 13, Block 2,
                    Tex-Mex Industrial Park, located on the northwest corner of
                    the intersection of Andy Ramos Road and Aguila Azteca Drive.
                    (Jose R. Perez Jr.)

      14. 97-O-279  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lots 29, 30, 43, 44, 45, and 46, El Rancho
                    Subdivision, located on the south side of SH 359, east of
                    Wildcat, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-3
                    (Community Business District).  (Jose R. Perez)

      15. 97-O-280  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a
                    pawn shop on Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10, Block 926, Eastern
                    Division, located at 1718 Guadalupe Street.
                    (Alfonso "Poncho" Casso)

      16. 97-O-281  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lot 1, Block 354, Eastern Division, located at 302
                    E. Lyon Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1
                    (Limited Business District). (Jose R. Perez)

      17. 97-O-282  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning Lot 5, Block 665, Eastern Division, located at 1220
                    E. Bustamante Street from R-3 (Mixed Residential District)
                    to B-1 (Limited Business District).  (Eliseo Valdez Jr.)

      18. 97-O-283  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning 6.9741 acres, as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located on Molly Drive, south of Shiloh Drive, from
                    AG (Agricultural District to R-1A (Single Family Reduced
                    Area District).  (Joe A. Guerra)

      19. 97-O-284  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
                    rezoning 2,800 square feet as further described by metes and
                    bounds, located on the west frontage road of I.H. 35, north
                    of the Bob Bullock Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to
                    B-4 (Highway Commercial District).  (Mario G. Alvarado)

      20. 97-O-285  Amending Ordinance No. 97-O-108, Section 1, dated June 16,
                    1997, to add a $10.00 overnight parking fee to the
                    established schedule of fees at the Laredo Transit Center.
                    (City Council)

      21. 97-O-286  Ordinance transferring Restricted Fund Balance to
                    Unrestricted Fund Balance and amending the City of Laredo's
                    FY 1997-1998 Public Access Channel Fund Balance to
                    appropriate from the Unreserved Fund Balance $375,000.00, as
                    a reserve appropriation for the awarding of a contract for
                    the construction of a new Telecommunications Building; and
                    authorizing the City Manager to implement said annual
                    budget.  (City Council)

      22. 97-O-287  Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997- 1998 Annual Budget in
                    the amount of $22,046.00 for a grant awarded by Texas State
                    Library - Major Urban Resource Library (MURL) program for
                    CD-ROM materials for the period beginning October 1, 1997
                    and ending September 30, 1998.  (City Council)

      23. 97-O-288  Amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-1998 Annual Budget in
                    the amount of $17,983.00 for a grant awarded by the
                    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for
                    the South Texas/Border Region Health Professional Education
                    Initiative for health related materials.  (City Council)

      24. 97-O-289  Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget in the
                    amount of $277,757.00, for the Local Law Enforcement Block
                    Grant from the U.S.  Department of Justice for the first
                    year of funding for this grant for the period of October 1,
                    1997, through September 30, 1999, and authorizing the City
                    Manager to implement said budget.  (City Council)

      25. 97-O-290  Approving an amendment of a contract with the Texas
                    Department of Health and two-year budget in the amount of
                    $450,000.00, for the continuation of the Children's Health
                    Insurance pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health
                    Department for the period beginning December 1, 1997,
                    through August 31, 1999; and increase revenue line item 226-
                    0000-323-4074 from $0 to $235,000.00 each fiscal year and
                    expenditure line item 226-6075 from $0 to $225,000.00, each
                    fiscal year.   (City Council)

      26. 97-O-291  Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department of Health and Budget in the amount of
                    $415,388.00, in funds and $31,200.00, in State direct
                    assistance for comprehensive public health services
                    programming of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                    period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998,
                    and increasing revenue line item no. 226-0000-323-4033 from
                    $0 to $415,388.00, and increasing expenditure line item no.
                    226-6067 from $0 to $415,388.00.  (City Council)

      27. 97-O-293  Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department Health and Budget in the amount of $11,400.00,
                    for the Border Area Survey facilitated by the City of Laredo
                    Health Department for the period beginning September 1,
                    1997, through August 31, 1998, and increasing revenue line
                    item no. 226-0000-323-4075 from $0 to $11,400.00, and
                    increasing expenditure line item no. 226-6074 from $0 to
                    $11,400.00.  (City Council)

      28. 97-O-294  Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department Health and Budget in the amount of $125,000.00,
                    and in-kind match of $58,388.00, for the School-Based Health
                    Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                    period beginning September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.
                    (City Council)

      29. 97-O-295  Approval of an amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department Health and Budget in the amount of $13,000.00,
                    for the Maternal and Child Health Program of the City of
                    Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September
                    1, 1996, through August 31, 1997; and reducing revenue line
                    item no.  336-0000-323-4069 from $121,667.00, to
                    $108,667.00, and reducing expenditure line item no. 226-6043
                    from $121,667.00, to $108,667.00; and increasing revenue
                    line item no. 226-0000-323-4034 from $492,000.00, to
                    $505,000.00, and expenditure line item no. 226-6042 from
                    $492,000.00, to $505,000.00. (City Council)

 VII.  RESOLUTIONS

      30. 97-R-119  Opposing Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and
                    Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 that requires that an
                    automated entry-exit control system be implemented at
                    inspection points as a means of tracing the issuance and
                    expiration of visas and urging state and federal officials,
                    border mayors, trade related organizations, and other
                    interested parties to join with the City in opposing the
                    implementation of this law.

      31. 97-R-153  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Inter-
                    Jurisdictional Agreement with the communities along the Rio
                    Grande for the purpose of working in partnership to secure
                    the designation of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo as an American
                    Heritage River.

      32. 97-R-154  Reducing the City's health contribution from $151.05 per
                    employee per month to $121.00 per employee per month with an
                    effective date of January 1, 1998. This adjustment in the
                    City's contribution rate will not change the employees'
                    health benefits and will allow the city to increase the city
                    pension contribution rate.

VIII. MOTIONS

      33. Approval of construction plans and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the extension of a wrought iron fence south along Meadow Avenue at
          the City of Laredo Cemetery. A tentative bid award is scheduled for
          January 5, 1998.

      34. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for Roof Repairs to Building J at the Jefferson Street Water Treatment
          Plant. A tentative bid award is scheduled for January 5, 1998.

      35. Award of a four month office supply contract to the LOW BIDDER,
          Executive Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, for providing general office
          supplies for all city departments. This contract is based on lowest
          bid submitted for forty-eight general office supply items most
          commonly used by all city departments.  In addition, a percentage
          discount will be offered from the vendor's current catalog for general
          office supplies not specifically listed on the city's bid list. All
          items will be purchased on an as needed basis. A total of four bids
          were received for this contract. The contract pricing is approximately
          3% less than the previous contract.

      36. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Sames Motor Co., Laredo, Texas,
          in the amount of $156,800.00, for the purchase of eight, replacement
          police package sedans.  Delivery of these vehicles is expected within
          sixty to ninety days and all units will be assigned to the Police
          Patrol division.  A total of two bids were received for this purchase.
          Funding for this purchase is available in the Police Trust Fund
          Budget.  The bid pricing is 2% higher than the previous contract
          pricing.

      37. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, U.S. Filter, McAllen, Texas, in
          the amount of $45,359.20, for the purchase of the various components
          that are to be utilized for the upgrade of the McPherson Lift Station.
          This lift station collects wastewater from most the developments north
          of Del Mar Boulevard and east of Andrew Lane and pumps it to the North
          Laredo Wastewater Plant. This upgrade will increase the pump capacity.
          A total of two bids were received for this purchase. Funding is
          available in the Utilities Department - Wastewater Fund.

      38. Award of a construction contract to the LOW BIDDER, Ramex Construction
          Company, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $205,728.00, for the
          Laredo International Bridge No. 1 Pavement Reconstruction at
          Approaches, Phase I Project. A total of two bids were received for
          this project. Funding is available in the Bridge System Construction
          Project/Import Lot.

      39. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $13,750.00, to the
          engineering contract with Foster Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas,
          for Project Resident Inspection Services to include inspection during
          the off-peak hours particularly at night and on weekends for the
          Laredo International Bridge No.  1 Pavement Reconstruction at
          Approaches, Phase I Project. The original construction contract amount
          was $20,401.95. This change order brings the total contract amount to
          $34,151.95.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Construction
          Project/Import Lot.

      40. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, Pete Gallegos
          Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $80,850.00 for the
          Construction of Sidewalks at B.P. Newman Elementary School. The
          funding for this construction contract is as follows:
          a) H.B. Zachry Company             $5,500.00
          b) Capital Aggregates, LTD         $2,000.00
          c) Sonat Exploration Company      $15,712.50
          d) United Ind. School Dist.       $25,000.00
          e) City of Laredo                 $32,212.50
                                            $80,850.00

      41. Approval of the selection of B.W. Zimmerman & Associates, Harrisburg,
          PA, and authorization to negotiate an engineering contract to provide
          engineering services for the Toll System Upgrade and Electronic Toll
          Collection Implementation to include conceptual plan, design,
          construction implementation, system testing phases for three of the
          existing international bridges and the proposed fourth bridge. Funding
          is available in the Bridge System Construction Project/Toll Plaza
          Improvements.

      42. Approval of change order no. 2, an increase of $923.00 for the balance
          of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Parking
          Lot Improvements for Three Neighborhood Centers (Cigarroa, Northeast-
          Hillside and Tarver) and approval of the final payment in the amount
          of $11,990.51 to Brothers Paving, Laredo, Texas. The original
          construction contract amount was $100,451.60. This change order brings
          the total contract amount to $111,598.10. Funding is available in the
          Recreation Centers Improvements Other Than Building and in the
          Community Development 22nd Action Year Construction
          Projects/Recreation Centers.

      43. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $2,955.00, to the
          engineering contract with Frank Architects, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for
          additional design revisions as required to re-bid the Azteca
          Neighborhood Park and Paving Improvements.  The original engineering
          contract amount was $13,500.00. This change order brings the total
          contract amount to $16,455.00.  Funding is available in the Community
          Development 22nd Action Year C.D. Project Azteca Park.

      44. Authorizing the City Manager to submit two grant applications to the
          Texas Department of Health for continuation of the HIV/AIDS Ryan White
          ($265,525.00), along with the Health and Social Services Project
          ($95,483.00), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
          (HOPWA) Project ($70,176.00) of the City of Laredo Health Department.

      45. Setting January 5, 1998, as the date for a Public Hearing to receive
          comments on the proposed Land Use Assumptions for the development of
          Water and Sewer Impact Fees; and to introduce an ordinance to adopt
          the Land Use Assumptions.

  IX.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      46. Presenting a status report on the progress of the Santa Isabel Water
          Well with possible action.

      47. Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan and financial
          application.

      48. Status report regarding the implementation of the City of Laredo's FAR
          PART 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program.

      49. Status report regarding the Bridge Task Force Ad Hoc Committee meeting
          held on November 24, 1997.

   X.  COMMUNICATIONS

    a. Acknowledging the members of the inaugural Laredo Employee Leadership
       Development Program.

          MEMBERS                   DEPARTMENT
          Linda Cantu               Fire
          Arnulfo Cisneros          Tax
          Horacio De Leon           Community Development
          Elizabeth Henry           City Manager's
          Randall Kippenbrock       Public Works
          Alejandro Labrada         Engineering
          Oscar Medina              Public Works
          Adrian Montemayor         Utilities
          Armando R. Moreno         Public Works
          Lynne Nava                Parks
          Luis Perez-Garcia         Fire
          Ricardo Rangel            Fire
          Berta Rivera              Traffic and Bridge
          Donna Rose                Health
          Elizabeth Trevino         Airport

  XI.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

    A.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Status report regarding all railroad crossings throughout the City,
          with possible action.

       2. Status report regarding the on-going construction on I.H. 35, with
          possible action.

    B.  Requests by Councilmember Alfonso I. "Poncho" Casso

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the employee pay raise
          scheduled for April 1998.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the salary structure for the
          Laredo Police Department.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Presentation by Ale Arreguin on matters concerning hiring practices,
          and the type and level of services being provided by the Building
          Services Department, with possible action.

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Mario G. Alvarado

       1. Presentation by George Johnson on the annual migration of Paisanos
          passing south through the Laredo Ports during the holiday and the
          economic boost which they provide for the local economy, with possible
          action.

       2. Request by the Laredo Summit Executive Committee for City funds to
          help cover the costs of conference materials and expenses for the
          South Texas International Summit scheduled for January 8 & 9, 1997.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo

       1. Acknowledging the hard work and commitment put forth by the Vietnam
          Memorial Wall Steering Committee members.

 XII.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      51. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 265.2185 acres, located in
          Porcion 33, Abstract 84, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Garcia Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 265.2185 acres, located in Porcion
          33, Abstract 84, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Garcia Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      52. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 61.7122 acres, located in
          Porcion 31 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Highway 359 Tract, providing for effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 61.7122 acres, located in Porcion 31
          as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Highway 359
          Tract, providing for effective date of the ordinance, adopting a
          Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial
          zoning.

      53. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 484.7607 acres, located in
          Porciones 31 and 32 as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Highway 359/Landfill Tract, providing for the
          effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the
          annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 484.7607 acres, located in Porciones
          31 and 32 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Highway 359/Landfill Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      54. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 4.6808 acres, located in
          Porcion 31, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Haynes Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 4.6808 acres, located in Porcion 31,
          as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Haynes
          Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a
          Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial
          zoning.  55. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits
          of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 89.2252 acres,
          located in Porciones 31 and 32, as further described by metes and
          bounds, specifically the Southern Development Tract, providing for the
          effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the
          annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 89.2252 acres, located in Porciones
          31 and 32, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Southern Development Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      56. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 35.1439 acres, located in
          Porciones 36 and 37, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Newman Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 35.1439 acres, located in Porciones
          36 and 37, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Newman Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

      57. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 23.904 acres, located in
          Porcion 32, Abstract 296, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Ramos Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 23.904 acres, located in Porcion 32,
          Abstract 296, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically
          the Ramos Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

      58. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 15.7203 acres, located in
          Porcion 28, Abstract 24, and Porcion 29, Abstract 3086 as further
          described by metes and bounds, specifically the Killam/Loop 20 Tract,
          providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service
          Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 15.7203 acres, located in Porcion 28,
          Abstract 24, and Porcion 29, Abstract 3086 as further described by
          metes and bounds, specifically the Killam/Loop 20 Tract, providing for
          the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the
          annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

      59. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 362.173 acres, located in
          Porcion 12, Abstract 278, Porcion 13, Abstract 51, and Porcion 14,
          Abstract 56 as further described by metes and bounds, specifically the
          Unitec Industrial Park Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 362.173 acres, located in Porcion 12,
          Abstract 278, Porcion 13, Abstract 51, and Porcion 14, Abstract 56 as
          further described by metes and bounds, specifically the Unitec
          Industrial Park Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      60. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 8.0044 acres, located in
          Porcion 22, Abstract 277, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Salinas Tract, providing for the effective date of
          the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 8.0044 acres, located in Porcion 22,
          Abstract 277, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically
          the Salinas Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

      61. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 8.0669 acres, located in
          Porcion 23, Abstract 283, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Izaguirre Tract, providing for the effective date of
          the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 8.0669 acres, located in Porcion 23,
          Abstract 283, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically
          the Izaguirre Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      62. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 190.6392 acres, located in
          Porciones 13, 14, 15, and 16 as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the I.H. 35 Tract, providing for the effective date of
          the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 190.6392 acres, located in Porciones
          13, 14, 15, and 16 as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the I.H. 35 Tract, providing for the effective date of
          the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

      63. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 181.2177 acres, located in
          Porcion 19, Abstract 47, and Porcion 20, Abstract 48  as further
          described by metes and bounds, specifically the Bridge IV Tract,
          providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service
          Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 181.2177 acres, located in Porcion
          19, Abstract 47, and Porcion 20, Abstract 48  as further described by
          metes and bounds, specifically the Bridge IV Tract, providing for the
          effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the
          annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

      64. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 10.6253 acres, located in
          Porcion 18, Abstract 21, and Abstract 591 as further described by
          metes and bounds, specifically the Killam Industrial Park Tract,
          providing for the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service
          Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 10.6253 acres, located in Porcion 18,
          Abstract 21, and Abstract 591 as further described by metes and
          bounds, specifically the Killam Industrial Park Tract, providing for
          the effective date of the ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the
          annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning.

      65. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 17.8736 acres, located in
          Porcion 19, Abstract 591, as further described by metes and bounds,
          specifically the Hurd Tract, providing for the effective date of the
          ordinance, adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and
          establishing the initial zoning.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,
          annexing additional territory of 17.8736 acres, located in Porcion 19,
          Abstract 591, as further described by metes and bounds, specifically
          the Hurd Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance,
          adopting a Service Plan for the annexed territory, and establishing
          the initial zoning.

      66. Public hearing concerning the application by Fasken Estate, Norbert
          Dickman amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning 2,800 square feet as further described by metes and bounds
          located on the west frontage road of IH 35, north of the Bob Bullock
          Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial
          District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of
          this zone change.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning
          2,800 square feet as further described by metes and bounds located on
          the west frontage road of IH 35, north of the Bob Bullock Loop, from
          AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

      67. Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and Budget revision in the amount of an
          additional $26,837.00, for the Immunization Action Plan Project of the
          City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1,
          1997, through December 31, 1997.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and Budget revision in the amount of an additional $26,837.00,
          for the Immunization Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health
          Department for the period beginning January 1, 1997, through December
          31, 1997; and revenue line item 226-0000-323-4056 from $123,696.00 to
          $150,533.00, and expenditure line item 226-6058 from $123,696.00 to
          $150,533.00.

XIII.  MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

      68. 97-RMH-152  Approval of Program Guidelines for the implementation of
                      the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation Lease/Purchase
                      Program. These guidelines include program requirements
                      governing eligibility for participants to become
                      homeowners after completing home buyer's education and
                      credit counseling.

      69. Award of contracts and amounts to the following low bidders for the
          construction of fifty (50) affordable homes under the Laredo Municipal
          Housing Corporation (LMHC) Lease/Purchase Program in the Riverhills
          Subdivision, Unit I.

        Firm              Trade                     Amount
   1)MG Builders          Grading and Concrete  $  375,030.00
   2)Evergreen
      Landscaping         Landscaping           $   21,565.00
   3)Quiroga
      Construction        Brick                 $  186,576.00
   4)E.Q. Construction    Carpentry and Roofing $  667,281.00
   5)E.Q. Construction    Cabinets              $   72,446.00
   6)MG Builders          Gypsum/Insulation     $  108,063.00
   7)Rio Grande Floor
      Covering             Flooring             $   57,596.00
   8)Manfred Homes         Paint                $   83,710.00
   9)Gil Soto Homes Inc.   Clean-up             $    8,750.00
  10)Sunbelt Air
      Conditioning, Inc.   HVAC                 $  107,700.00
  11)J.M. General
       Construction        Electrical           $  111,574.00
  12)Orozco's Plumbing
       and Sons            Plumbing             $  194,250.00
          TOTAL                                 $1,994,541.00

 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, NOVEMBER 28, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY