CITY OF LAREDO SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS
5:30 P.M.
AGENDA
       A97-S-13                                                APRIL 8, 1997

   I.  CALL TO ORDER
  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III.  ROLL CALL
  IV.  FINAL READINGS

       2. 97-O-091  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1996-1997 Annual
                    Budget in the amount of $3,338,041.00, for a grant award
                    from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of
                    $2,000,000.00, including a private contribution by Mercy
                    Regional Medical Center of $1,054,602.00, of which
                    $430,000.00, are attributable through off-site and on-site
                    improvements constructed by Mercy Regional Medical Center,
                    and $283,439.00, as a local match from the Airport Fund, and
                    amending the Airport Fund to appropriate $283,439.00, from
                    fund balance to the Economic Development Administration
                    Grant for the development of the Airport Medical
                    Infrastructure Improvements Project.

   V.  MOTIONS

       3. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, BRH Garver,
          Inc., Houston, Texas in the amount of $742,983.00 for the 18 inch
          diameter sanitary sewer main along Bustamante Street from Meadow
          Avenue to East San Francisco at Zacate Creek. This project is part of
          a grant application package submitted to EDA.  Six (6) bids were
          received March 13, 1997. Funding is available in the Airport/Medical
          Park Project Fund.

  VI.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

       4. Presentation relating to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
          Development's (HUD) Grantee Management System and the 1997
          Consolidated Planning Process as requested by the HUD San Antonio Area
          Office Staff to discuss relevant planning, performance, and compliance
          issues pertaining to the administration of HUD program funds by the
          City of Laredo, to identify the direction where the City's
          Consolidated Planning Vision is moving towards, and to solicit areas
          in which HUD assistance is needed.  This meeting further serves to
          inform City Council of the consolidated planning  process and initiate
          discussions regarding the specific projects Council wishes to see
          funded in the next program year through the Community Development
          Block Grant, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the
          Emergency Shelter Grant.

 VII.  ADJOURNMENT

THIS NOTICE WAS POSTED AT THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1110 HOUSTON STREET,
LAREDO, TEXAS, AT A PLACE CONVENIENT AND READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AT ALL
TIMES. SAID NOTICE WAS POSTED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1997 AT 5:30 P.M.


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                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY