CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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

                                     AGENDA


       A98-R-14                                  MARCH 16, 1998

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

       2. City Council Meeting of February 2, 1998
          City Council Special Meeting of February 9, 1998
          Workshop on Economic Sales Tax February 11, 1998
          City Council Meeting of February 17, 1998
          Workshop Financing Bridge IV February 23, 1998
          Tour of River Road Project February 26, 1998

   V.  INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

       3. Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 6, of the Code of Ordinances
          of the City of Laredo, entitled pay administration, by amending
          Sections 2.87.7(d)(15)(b), thereby adopting a revised pay schedule
          increasing all steps in all grades in the pay schedule from two and
          one half percent (2 1/2%) to three and one-half percent (3 1/2%) with
          an effective date of implementation of April 1, 1998; and

          Amending Section 2.87.7(d)(15)(c), thereby adopting a revised pay
          schedule decreasing all steps in all grades in the pay schedule from
          two and one half percent (2 1/2%) to one and one half percent (1
          1/2%), with an effective date of implementation of September 30, 1998.

       4. Ordering and proclaiming a general city election to be held on
          Saturday, May 2, 1998, designating polling places, designating the
          run-off date, and providing for publication.

       5. Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Laredo, Texas calling a
          Section 4B Sales and Use Tax Special Election to be held within the
          City on May 2, 1998, making provisions for the conduct thereof and
          other provisions relating thereto. The proposed Section 4B Sales and
          Use Tax would create a Development Corporation to undertake economic
          development projects to create jobs and improve the quality of life in
          Laredo, Texas. A one-fourth cent (1/4 cent) Sales and Use Tax is
          proposed. (This item is related to Agenda Item No. 38 and should be
          considered simultaneously).

  VI.  FINAL READINGS

       6. 98-O-058  Ordinance to create two new positions as required by a
                    grant, awarded by the United States Environmental Protection
                    Agency through the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
                    Commission to develop a "HazMat Education and Enforcement
                    Program" for the period from January 1, 1998 through August
                    31, 1999 and authorizing the City Manager to implement
                    changes within the budget.  (City Council)

       7. 98-O-076  Establishing a 15% penalty on delinquent tax accounts as of
                    July 1, 1998, to defray cost of collection pursuant to
                    Section 33.07(a) of the Property Tax Code.  (City Council)

       8. 98-O-077  Approving the amendment to the contract with the Texas
                    Department of Health and budget in the amount of
                    $235,954.00, in additional funds for the Maternal and Child
                    Health (MCH) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the
                    period September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.
                    (City Council)

       9. 98-O-078  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances by creating
                    Article IX of Chapter 21, titled "Noise Nuisances," thereby
                    establishing an article regulating excessive noise,
                    declaring noise nuisances and providing for a penalty
                    thereof; deleting subsection 21-17(5) concerning general
                    nuisances which having been incorporated into Article IX.;
                    deleting Chapter 28, Article IV.  titled Sound Amplification
                    Devices, which having been incorporated into Article IX.
                    (City Council)

      10. 98-O-079  Amending Section 24.82 of the Laredo Land Development Code
                    by allowing for the use of temporary signage along US and
                    State Highways during times of reconstruction on those
                    highways. (As Amended) (City Council)

      11. 98-O-080  Amending ordinance 96-O-198 of the code of ordinances of the
                    City of Laredo to permit two-way traffic northbound and
                    southbound on the 100 to 300 blocks of San Pablo Avenue on a
                    three (3) block segment between Iturbide and Water Streets
                    and authorizing the City Manager to take the necessary steps
                    to enforce this ordinance.  (Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo)

      12. 98-O-081  Amending the City of Laredo's FY 1997-98 Annual Budget by
                    authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment
                    (increase) to the Laredo Municipal Transit Systems FY 1997-
                    98 operating budget (revenue and expenditures; Fund 558) in
                    the amount of $5,998.00, to $7,037,495.00 to $7,031,497.00;
                    transferring funds from the transit sales tax proceeds
                    budget reserve account (Fund 518).  (City Council)

      13. 98-O-082  Amending the City of Laredo's FY 1997-98 Hotel-Motel budget
                    in the amount of $36,454.00, to be used for direct
                    advertising and other related expenditures. These monies
                    result from excess FY 1996-1997 balances in the Hotel-Motel
                    fund from prior year collected taxes; and authorizing the
                    City Manager to implement said budget.  (City Council)

 VII.  RESOLUTIONS

      14. 98-R-03   Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                    of one parcel of land needed as Right-of-Way for the
                    widening of Gallagher Avenue from the North right-of-way
                    line of Calton Road, north to the South right-of-way line of
                    Hillside Road.  Said parcel being the East fifteen feet of
                    Block No. 19 in the Calton Gardens Subdivision No. 1, City
                    of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and authorizing the City
                    Attorney to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire
                    said parcel as Right-of-Way if staff is unable to acquire
                    through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase
                    price, conflict of ownership, owner's refusal to sell,
                    and/or inability to locate the listed owner.

      15. 98-R-035  Authorizing the use of surplus proceeds from the contractual
                    obligation series 1995 in the amount of $72,597.06 to
                    purchase vehicles with CNG System, in addition to the
                    February sale of $16,160,000.00, Certificates of Obligation.

      16. 98-R-042  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with
                    the Department of Treasury/U.S. Customs Service for the
                    reimbursement of $5,000.00, for funding the Laredo Border
                    Violence Task Force to assist in conducting official
                    Treasury investigations. These monies will be used to pay
                    overtime wages to Laredo Police Narcotics officers involved
                    in this operation. This will be the first year the City has
                    entered into this agreement and is at no cost to the City.

      17. 98-R-043  Expressing official intent to reimburse costs of
                    International Bridge Systems Improvements for the Laredo
                    Northwest International Bridge project (Bridge IV) in the
                    amount of $36,900,000.00, from the permanent financing
                    facility which will include State Infrastructure Bond (SIB)
                    loans, a tax-exempt debt issue, and a taxable debt issue.

      18. 98-R-044  Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to accept
                    a grant (reimbursement program) from the Texas Historical
                    Commission for certified local government funding in the
                    amount of $3,500.00 for the production of a Laredo Area
                    Cemetery Preservation Plan; and authorizing the City Manager
                    to execute the necessary documents.

      19. 98-R-045  Amending Resolution No. 97-R-127, which authorized the
                    execution of a Right of Entry and Possession instrument
                    between the City of Laredo and Fasken Ltd., a Texas Limited
                    Partnership, and by which the City was granted the right to
                    enter upon, and take possession of two tracts containing
                    57.5827 and 11.2571 acres of land, respectively, and owned
                    by Fasken Ltd. Said proposed amendment will provide for the
                    addition of a third 5.1907 acre tract of land to the above
                    referenced Right of Entry and Possession instrument for an
                    amended total of 74.02 acres.

VIII. MOTIONS

      20. Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) Copier Rental - Engineering Department
          b) Anionic Polymer (Water Treatment Chemical)
             Utilities Department
          c) Creek Cleaning Equipment - Public Works Department
             2 - 12 cubic yard dump trucks
             2 - Tractor with 24" boom brush cutter
             1 - Tractor with 60" side-mounted rotary mower and 96" rear mounted
                 lift type rotary mower
             1 - Tractor with 60" rotary mower
          A tentative award date is scheduled for April 20, 1998.

      21. Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for
          bids for Street Improvements on the 2500 Block of South Malinche
          Avenue between Zacatecas - Chacota and Parking Lot Improvements for
          the Cigarroa Park and South Laredo Fire Station with tentative award
          on April 20, 1998. This is a cost sharing project with the Laredo
          National Bank contributing $97,460.00, and the City's share being
          $50,000.00, plus right-of-way dedication and engineering services.
          Funding is available in the 1998 Contractual Obligation Issue Cigarroa
          Parking Lot Construction Project.

      22. Approval of the specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the Pre-Engineered/ Prefabricated Steel Pedestrian Bridge for the
          Northeast Hillside Recreation Center and Park, and approval to seek
          Request for Proposals for structural engineering services for the
          design of bridge abutments; and proposals for geotechnical
          (subsurface) evaluation, if needed, with tentative award on April 20,
          1998. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Northeast
          Hillside Park.

      23. Authorization to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for
          consulting engineering services to identify alternative alignments for
          the extension of Bartlett Avenue from Hillside Road to Del Mar Blvd.,
          approximately 16,500 linear feet, and to include surveys/plats for the
          right-of-way acquisition, and ultimately for the design and
          preparation of construction plans and specifications for the project.
          This is a Certificate of Obligation Bond Project and funding is
          available from the 1998 Contractural Obligation Issue Construction
          Projects.

      24. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Acetylene Oxygen Company, Alice,
          Texas, in the estimated amount of $20,880.00, for the purchase of
          trichlor tablets needed for the chlorination process for all the
          City's swimming pools. The bid pricing is approximately 18% less that
          the previous contract pricing.

      25. Award of annual contract to the LOW BIDDER, S.L.C.  Hydro-Metric,
          Inc., Waterford, MI., in the estimated amount of $12,650.00, for
          rebuilding water meters for the Utilities Department. The contract
          pricing is approximately 40% less than the previous contract. Meter
          repairs are requested on an as need basis.

      26. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Laredo Discount Metal Building
          Components, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $35,396.68, for furnishing
          prefabricated wrought iron fence sections for the City Cemetery.  The
          contract vendor will deliver ten foot fence sections to the City for
          installation by City crews and contract labor.  Approximately 970
          linear feet of fence will be required to match the existing wrought
          iron fence installed by Mercy Regional Center.  A total of five bids
          were received for the purchase of this fence.  Funding is available in
          the Capital Improvement Fund Cemetery Improvements.

      27. Award of contract to the following LOW BIDDERS, for the purchase of
          vehicles authorized in the FY98 capital equipment budgets:
          Sames Motor Co., Laredo, Texas:
           8 - 1/2 ton extended cab trucks
               (dedicated CNG)                $173,200.00
           4 - midsize sedans (conventional
               due to limited range)            72,780.00
                                              $229,980.00

          Philpott Motors, Port Neches, Texas:
           9 - 1/2 ton trucks (bi-fuel)       $169,776.00
           2 - Cargo Van (dedicated CNG)        43,396.00
                                              $213,172.00

          Powell Watson Motors, Laredo, Texas:
           3 - 3/4 ton trucks (dedicated CNG) $ 57,924.00

          Brown Chevrolet, Devine, Texas:
           1 - 4 wheel drive utility vehicle
               (conventional engine for Fire
                Department use)              $ 24,521.06
                                             $525,597.06

          Delivery is expected within ninety days.  $453,000.00 was allotted for
          this purchase in the February 2, 1998, Bond Sale. The difference of
          $72,597.06, will come from surplus funds in previous CO issues.
          (Please refer to Resolution No.  98-R-035)
      28. Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, Dominguez
          Development, Laredo, Texas, in
          the amount of amount of $83,487.00, for the Laredo Independent School
          District (LISD) Ochoa-Sanchez Park located at Locust Street and
          Monterrey Avenue. This is a City of Laredo/LISD Project with funding
          available from the Community Development CDBG Ochoa Elementary Park.

      29. Award of an engineering contract to G.G. Salinas Engineering Company,
          Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $106,384.32, to provide
          surveys, design and preparation of plans and specifications for Paving
          Project 61 (36 Blocks) City of Laredo Capital Improvements Projects
          for FY 97-98.  Funding is available in Community Development CDBG
          Paving Project 61 and Capital Improvement Fund Paving Project 61.

      30. Award of an professional services contract to Raba-Kistner
          Consultants, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed
          $41,928.00, to provide Laboratory, Sampling and Testing Services of
          materials for quality control for the Father Charles McNaboe
          Recreational Complex. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement
          Fund Father Charles McNaboe Park.

      31. Award of an professional consulting services for an amount not to
          exceed $27,000.00, to Sepulveda Associates, Inc., Laredo, Texas, to
          develop, design and prepare engineering plans and specifications for
          implementing the Storm Water Management and Ecology Demonstration park
          at Laredo Community College Campus on fast tract basis.  Funding is
          available in NPDES Funds Purchase Professional Services - Ecology
          Grant project.

      32. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $29,648.00, to the
          engineering contract for the Toll System Upgrade and Electronic Toll
          Collection Implementation to include conceptual plan, design,
          construction implementation, system testing phases with B.W. Zimmerman
          and Associates, Harrisburg, PA, to add the design and construction
          management of the toll system at the proposed Fourth International
          Bridge and to increase the contract time by fourteen (14) months to
          test prototype of the proposed system, to implement final design,
          installation phase, and oversee final checkout of all the equipment,
          and includes two months for the proposed Fourth International Bridge.
          The original contract amount was $105,517.00.  This amendment brings
          the total contract amount to $135,165.00.  Funding is available in the
          Bridge System Toll Plaza Improvements.

      33. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $60,000.00, to the
          engineering contract with Sherfey Engineering Company, L.C.C., Laredo,
          Texas, for additional engineering services to design and prepare plans
          and specifications to include analysis and sizing of belt filter press
          and related appurtenances and building to house unit for the North
          Laredo Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Control Project. Original
          architectural engineering amount of $12,000.00, is amended to
          $72,000.00.  Funding is available in the Sewer System Oxygen/Hydrogen
          Sulfide Control.

      34. Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $94,000.00, for additional
          engineering surveying services to the engineering contract with G.G.
          Salinas Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for the Reconstruction of
          Santa Maria Avenue between Markley Lane and Del Mar Blvd. The
          additional engineering services are due to project changes required by
          the City. The Santa Maria Avenue Reconstruction Project was intended
          to be designed and constructed in conjunction with the Santa Maria
          Avenue Drainage Project, however, due to funding issues, the project
          is now being done in two phases; Also additional surveying of twenty
          (20) individual parcels of land for right-of-way acquisition and/or to
          identify encroachments. The original contract amount was $189,500.00.
          This amendment brings the total contract amount to $283,500.00.
          Funding is available in the 1998 Contractural Obligation Issue.

      35. Approval of amendment no. 3, an increase of $13,640.00 for additional
          Resident Project Representative (inspection services) to the
          engineering contract with Mejia Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas for
          the Manadas Creek 24 Inch Wastewater Interceptor as part of the North
          Laredo/Webb County Infrastructure Improvements Project (McPherson Road
          Extension) Economic Development Administration (EDA) Project No. 08-
          01-02878. The additional contract time is due mainly to delays
          associated with additional Federal and State Requirements on
          Environmental Assessment and an antiquity assessment required by the
          Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Historical Commission,
          respectively, and to contract time added to the construction contract.
          Amended architectural engineering contract amount is $536,273.42.
          Funding is available in the Sewer System Manadas Creek Interceptor.

      36. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the
          Texas Department of Health for continuation of the La Familia Health
          Care Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.

      37. Acceptance of the Sidewalks Project at B.P. Newman Elementary School
          and approval of final payment in the amount of $18,898.32, to Pete
          Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas. Total contract amount is
          $80,850.00. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund
          Newman Elementary Sidewalks.

  IX.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

      38. Presentation with possible City Council action regarding the proposed
          one-quarter cent (1/4 cent) Section 4B Sales and Use Tax by the City's
          Economic Development Advisory Council.

      39. Report advising City Council that unidentified utilities deposits in
          the amount of $98,384.22, for the Waterworks System would be
          transferred to a miscellaneous revenue account. The audit firm of Baum
          & Mejia CPAs, in their Letter to Management, recommends that such
          deposits be applied or refunded.

      40. Discussion and possible action regarding the acquisition of three
          Utility Easements from Ms.  Mary F. Gomez and Mr. Rafael Gomez. Said
          easements being described as a thirty-foot-wide Utility Easement
          consisting of Part 1 (0.19 of an acre of land), more or less, Part 2
          (0.02 of an acre of land), more or less; and a thirty-foot-wide
          Utility Easement consisting of 1.7218 acres of land, more or less,
          respectively, in Webb County, Texas; with possible Executive Session
          for deliberations regarding real property as authorized by V.T.C.A.
          Government Code Section 551.072 and return to Open Session for
          possible action.

      41. Discussion and possible action regarding the acceptance of the
          donation of Blocks 1717, 1718, 1778, 1873, 2159, 2160 and 1630,
          Eastern Division, from the Laredo Noon Optimist Club, Inc., from which
          a Utility Easement needs to be acquired out of Blocks 1778, 1873, and
          2159, Eastern Division.  Said easement being described as a thirty-
          foot-wide Utility Easement consisting of Block 1778, part 1 (0.19 of
          an acre of land), more less, Block 1873, Part 2 (0.08 of an acre of
          land), more or less, and Block 2159, Part 3 (0.18 of an acre of land),
          more or less, and Block 2159, Part 3 (0.18 of an acre o land), more or
          less, and being situated within the area comprising the Dryden
          Memorial Park grounds, Eastern Division, Webb County, Texas; with
          possible Executive Session for deliberations regarding real property
          as authorized by V.T.C.A. Government Code Section 551.072, and return
          to Open Session for possible action.

      42. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code
          Section 551.071(1)(a) to discuss contemplated litigation regarding
          Fleet Maintenance Investigation, and return to open session for
          possible action thereon.

      43. Discussion regarding a request to amend the terms of a parking lot
          lease located on River Vega Land, dated August 7, 1979 between the
          City of Laredo and Lar-Hill, Inc., by extending the primary term of
          said lease which terminates on August 6, 2007, by thirty (30) years
          together with an adjustment of rent to increase the fair market rental
          value to current rates plus annual consumer price index increases and
          discussion regarding possible assignment of this parking lot lease as
          amended, to Kabir Investments, Inc., as the prospective purchaser of
          the Holiday Inn on the Rio Property, together with possible Executive
          Session for deliberation regarding real property, as authorized and
          pursuant to Section 551.072, of the Texas Government Code and return
          to open session, for possible action thereon.

   X.  COMMUNICATIONS

  XI.  CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION

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

    A.  Requests by Councilmember Louis H. Bruni

       1. Status report on the ongoing construction on Hwy 59 (Saunders) with
          possible action. (Co-sponsored by Councilman Eliseo Valdez).

       2. Status report on the lack of waste water infrastructure on the north
          side of Highway 59 between Ejido Street and the entrance of Casa
          Blanca State Park.

       3. Status report on the ongoing infrastructure improvements on the 2800,
          2900, and 3000 blocks of Lane with possible action.

       4. Status report on the ongoing activities that are being conducted by
          different departments related
          at Heritage Park.

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

       1. Discussion and possible action regarding the creation of a Tree Board
          with possible appointees.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the EMS Division of the Fire
          Department.

    C.  Requests by Councilmember Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

       1. Consideration and possible action directing staff to begin preliminary
          analysis on the widening of McPherson Road between Calton Road and
          Saunders Avenue with possible inclusion into the 1999-2003 Capital
          Improvement Program.  (Co-sponsored by Cm. Louis H. Bruni)

    D.  Requests by Councilmember Joe A. Guerra

       1. Status report concerning the progress of the infrastructure work being
          done along Gallagher Street in the Calton Gardens area.

       2. Discussion and possible action regarding the request by the EMS
          Division of the Laredo Fire Department to split the EMS District in
          two in order to have three additional EMS supervisors.  This action
          would guarantee the presence of one supervisor per division at all
          times.

    E.  Requests by Councilmember Consuelo Montalvo

       1. Appointment of Jose Arrellano to the Parks and Recreation Advisory
          Board.

XII.  PUBLIC HEARINGS

      45. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget
          by increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the General
          Fund by $3,500.00 to fund the production of a Laredo Area Cemetery
          Preservation Plan; and authorizing the City Manager to implement said
          budget, providing for publication and effective date.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget by increasing
          estimated revenues and appropriations in the General Fund by $3,500.00
          to fund the production of a Laredo Area Cemetery Preservation Plan;
          and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget, providing
          for publication and effective date.

      46. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget
          drawing down $500,000.00, from fund balance and $209,048.00, from
          salary savings reserve and transferring same to the Bridge Fund to
          appropriate said funds for amendment no. 3 on the engineering contract
          with Structural Engineering Company (SEA) and authorizing the City
          Manager to implement said budget.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget drawing down
          $500,000.00, from fund balance and $209,048.00, from salary savings
          reserve and transferring same to the Bridge Fund to appropriate said
          funds for amendment no. 3 on the engineering contract with Structural
          Engineering Company (SEA) and authorizing the City Manager to
          implement said budget.

     46a. MOTION
          Approval of amendment no. 3, for an amount not to exceed
          $1,379,197.28, to the engineering contract with Structural Engineering
          Company (SEA), San Antonio, Texas, for the Laredo Northwest
          International Bridge (Fourth Bridge) to provide professional services
          required to complete the design of the border station. Also included
          are additional architectural/engineering (A/E) services required to
          complete the scope of work in amendment no. 1 as a result of (1)
          Changes in size of the buildings and docks and the quantity of paving
          beyond initial estimates due to federal requirements. (2) The addition
          of GSA Temporary Facilities. (3) The amount of project management due
          to extensive required negotiations with Federal and State agencies.
          The original contract amount was $70,450.00. This amendment brings the
          total contract amount to $2,059,047.28.  Funding is available in
          Bridge System Fourth Bridge Architectural Fees.

      47. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 U.S. Customs
          Service Fund budget in the amount of $5,000.00, and authorizing the
          City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Department of
          Treasury/U.S. Customs Service for the reimbursement of $5,000.00 for
          funding the Laredo Border Violence Task Force to assist U.S. Customs
          Agents in conducting official Treasury investigations. These monies
          will be used to pay overtime wages for Laredo Police Narcotics
          officers involved in this Task Force. This will be the first year the
          City has entered into this agreement and is at no cost to the City.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 U.S.  Customs Service Fund
          budget in the amount of $5,000.00, and authorizing the City Manager to
          enter into an agreement with the Department of Treasury/U.S. Customs
          Service for the reimbursement of $5,000.00 for funding the Laredo
          Border Violence Task Force to assist U.S. Customs Agents in conducting
          official Treasury investigations. These monies will be used to pay
          overtime wages for Laredo Police Narcotics officers involved in this
          Task Force. This will be the first year the City has entered into this
          agreement and is at no cost to the City; providing for publication and
          effective date.

      48. Public hearing altering and extending the boundary limits of the City
          of Laredo, for the voluntary annexation of additional territory of
          400.5859 acres, located in Porciones 12, 13, and 14 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, for
          the voluntary annexation additional territory of 400.5859 acres,
          located in Porciones 12, 13, and 14 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.

      49. Public hearing approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas
          Department of Health and budget revision in the amount of $4,233.00,
          for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
          Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period
          beginning February 1, 1998, through January 31, 1999.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of
          Health and budget revision in the amount of $4,233.00, for the
          HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project
          of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning
          February 1, 1998, through January 31, 1999.

      50. Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the 1997-98
          Airport Fund Budget to appropriate $1,491,897.00, being the proceeds
          from the sale of Airport non-aeronautical use land and to increase by
          $245,000.00, the new airport passenger terminal construction line item
          to provide funding for a food sanitizer, restaurant and to finish out
          airline office space and ticket counters and to provide contingency
          funding.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 1997-98 Airport Fund Budget
          to appropriate #$1,491,897.00, being the proceeds from the sale of
          Airport non-aeronautical use land and to increase by $245,000.00, the
          new airport passenger terminal construction line item to provide
          funding for a food sanitizer, restaurant and to finish out airline
          office space and ticket counters and to provide contingency funding;
          providing for publication and effective date.

 XIV.  MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

      51. Authorization to solicit bids for the purchase of seven replacement
          para-transit vans. These vans have a capacity of eight passengers and
          will be used by the El Lift Program. A tentative bid award date is
          scheduled for April 20, 1998.

 XVI.  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, MARCH 13, 1998 AT 5:30 P.M.


                                  ________________________
                                   GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.
                                   CITY SECRETARY