CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS

5:30 P.M.

AGENDA

A98-R-22 MAY 18, 1998

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL

IV. MINUTES

2. City Council Meeting, March 23, 1998

City Council Meeting, April 6, 1998

City Council Meeting, April 20, 1998

V. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Southwest-Tex Leasing Co., Inc., d/b/a Advantage Rent-A-Car for the approximate 171 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #4, and for 17 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal.

a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;

b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and shall be adjusted annually based on changes in passenger enplanement activity;

c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space will be $213.75 per month, plus $170.00 per month for parking.

4. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Coastal Bend Rent-A-Car, Inc., for the approximate 133 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #5, and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal.

a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;

b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and shall be adjusted annually based on changes in passenger enplanement activity;

c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space will be $166.25 per month, plus $190.00 per month for parking.

5. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Sames Motor Co., Inc., d/b/a Budget Rent-A-Car of Laredo for the approximate 171 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #2, and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport passenger terminal.

a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;

b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00 and shall be adjusted annually based on changes in passenger enplanement activity;

c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space will be $213.75 per month, plus $190.00 per month for parking.

6. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Gateway Rent-A-Car d/b/a Hertz Rent-A-Car for the approximate 171 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental

space #1, and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport.

a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;

b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00, and shall be adjusted annually based on changes in passenger enplanement activity;

c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space will be $213.75 per month, plus $190.00 per month for parking.

7. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Rental Car Agency Concession and Lease Agreement with Laredo Car Rental, Inc., d/b/a National Car Rental for the approximate 165 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #3, and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport.

a.) term of the agreement is for five (5) years;

b.) initial monthly concession fee is $1,224.00, and shall be adjusted annually based on changes in passenger enplanement activity;

c.) monthly rent for the office and counter space will be $206.25 per month, plus $190.00 per month for parking.

8. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border Maintenance Service, Inc., for approximately 2,304 square feet constituting Building #1421 located at 1817 Pappas at the Laredo International Airport.

a.) term of the agreement is for one (1) year commencing July 1, 1998 and ending June 30, 1999;

b.) monthly rent shall be $650.00; previous monthly rent was $550.00.

Lease premises are used for office space and a maintenance service workshop.

9. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Roberto Villasenor for

approximately 960 square feet constituting Building #1319 located at 4011 North

Jarvis Avenue, for the purpose of an airline catering service.

a.) term of the lease is for two (2) years commencing on December 1, 1997 and ending November 30, 1999,

b.) monthly rent shall be $288.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

10. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to W.E. Haynes, VI, for the sale of the "Surface Only" at its fair market value of certain City property described as a tract of land consisting of 15,432.35 square feet (55.56' x 277.76) more or less out of and part of that former section of the 3000 block of Ross Street between India and Canada Avenues and being bounded on the North by Block 1877, E.D. and on the South by Block 1878, E.D. situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and hereby approving the submitted improvement plan 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.

VI. FINAL READINGS

11. 98-O-123 Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County (for use by the Laredo/Webb County Community Action Agency) for approximately 380 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 9 of Building No. S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road.

a.) lease term is for one (1) year commencing March 1, 1998 and ending February 28, 1999, and may be extended for one (1) term of one (1) year ending February 29, 2000;

b.) monthly rent shall be $422.07;

c.) previous monthly rent was $401.97.

(City Council)

12. 98-O-124 Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the 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.

a.) term of the lease renewal will be from September 1, 1998 through

August 31, 1999;

b.) lessee shall pay a sum in the amount of $345.08 rental fee per month which includes the cost of utilities and janitorial services.

(City Council)

13. 98-O-125 Approving an amendment to the contract with the Texas Department of Health and Budget Revision to reflect the additional amount of $320,759 in direct assistance for the Immunization Action Plan Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998. (City Council)

14. 98-O-126 Authorizing the issuance of City of Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Airport Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 1998, in the principal amount of $1,430,000.00 for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligations for the purpose of acquisition of land at the municipal airport in connection with the settlement of a lawsuit in reference to noise abatement at the City's airport and the payment of legal and fiscal fees in connection with this project, and other matters relating thereto.

(City Council)

VII. RESOLUTIONS

15. 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 74.03 acres.

16. 98-R-070 Authorizing the City Manager of the City of Laredo to accept a grant

application (reimbursement program) from the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program to acquire and stabilize the Benavides-Herrera home at 802 Grant

Street and authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary documents. Use of the property is to be determined. Repairs will protect a historical site in Laredo.

17. 98-R-076 Resolving that the City Manager may execute a Subordination, nondisturbance and Attornment Agreement between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and L.A. Ventures, Inc., as Lessee, and International Bank of Commerce, as Lender, for the purpose of securing a temporary and permanent loan for the improvements on Lots No. 6 of Block No. 1 at the Laredo International Airpark Subdivision at the Laredo International Airport.

18. 98-R-077 Authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional service contract with Dr. Dennis D. Cantu for services as a medical director/supervisor of pre-hospital care for the City of Laredo for (5) years commencing on

June 1, 1998, and ending on May 31, 2003. for the sum of $45,000.00 per year. The City has contracted with Dr. Cantu since 1985.

19. 98-R-078 Supporting the Metro Affordable Housing Corporation in their

application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community affairs

for low income housing tax credit for the construction of 128 residential

rental units for low/moderate income residents.

II. MOTIONS

20. Approval of bid specification and authorization to advertise for bids for the following:

a) automotive tires, six month contract -Fleet Maintenance

b) carpet and tile replacement, painting -Municipal Court Building

c) fixed asset valuation -Finance Department

d) ambulance (replacement) - Fire Department, EMS

21. Authorizing the City Manager to solicit bids for the placement of solid sod and hydroseed the grounds at the new airport passenger terminal and parking lot.

22. Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for bids for the Laredo Northwest International Bridge (Fourth Bridge) with tentative award July 20, 1998. The project consists of the construction of an international bridge, 120 feet in width by approximately 976 feet in length (the U.S. base bid is 391 feet in length) located approximately 6000 feet west of the intersection of FM3654 (Milo Road) and FM 1472 (Mines Road). Included in a bid alternate is the international common span between piers 6 and 7, which is 120 feet in width by approximately 98 feet in length (additive alternate bid deck, prestressed type IV beams, reinforced concrete abutments and multi-column bents, approach slab, railings, fence and illumination assemblies.

The structure is designed in accordance with A.A.S.H.T.O., 1996 Standard

Specifications with a Design Live Load of 170,840 pounds. Structural Engineering Associates (SEA) of San Antonio, Texas, consultant for the project will make a

presentation. Funding is in the Bridge System Fourth Bridge Advertising..

23. Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Federal Aviation Administration requesting from FAA a "Letter of Commitment" committing Laredo's future FY 1999, FY 2000 and FY 2001, Airport Improvement Program, Passenger and Cargo Entitlement funds in the estimated amount of $1,724,985.00 for construction and reconstruction of airport pavements. The proposed "Letter of Commitment" would enable the City to secure short term financing to expedite the proposed airport improvements. A revenue anticipation note will be considered to finance this program. Further council action will be required.

24. Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for bids for the Farias Elementary School Student Drop-off/Pick-up Area Improvements Project with tentative award of June 15, 1998. This is a cost sharing project between the City of Laredo and Laredo Independent School District (LISD). Funding is available in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue School Drop Off Construction Project.

25. Authorizing the City Manager to solicit proposals from qualified Civil/ Environmental consultants to develop a Storm Water Management Master Plan for the Zacate Creek Watershed. The scope of the work includes:

a) Updating the FEMA flood insurance map.

b) Inventory of drainage structures and drainage ways.

c) Developing hydrologic and hydraulic models.

d) Identifying and recommending the location of the regional detention pond and for the floatable control devices and,

e) Developing and evaluating improvement alternatives.

26. Authorizing the City Manager to solicit proposals from qualified engineering/ surveying consultants for professional services for surveying and providing metes and bounds descriptions and maps for the acquisition of a tract of land approximately 850 L.F. in length and 120 feet wide for the extension of the University Boulevard West of the Bob Bullock Loop to intersect the existing Casa Verde Road, and for the survey work and mapping required to vacate that portion of Casa Verde Road North of this intersection northward to the intersection of Casa Verde Road with the Bob Bullock Loop and for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the road extension. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Extension of University Boulevard to Casa Verde Road.

27. Approval of selection of consultant and authorization to negotiate an engineering contract with Foster Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for the Upper Zacate Creek Drainage. Project from East of McPherson Road at Los Ebanos east and northeast to Jacaman Road and Del Mar Blvd. to include surveying, identifying alternative alignments, survey maps for easement acquisition, and preparation of plans and specifications for construction of a concrete pilot channel and/or alternatives. Funding is available in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue.

28. Award of an annual preventive maintenance contract to the SOLE BIDDER, Five Star Electric Motors, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the estimated amount of $18,185.00, for the preventive maintenance on thirty variable frequency drives. These drives located throughout the water distribution system, control the water pump output.

29. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Simon Ladder Towers, Inc., Epharate, PA., in the amount of $299,990.00, for the purchase of a Remanufactured 75' Aerial Ladder Truck. The unit will be ready for delivery within nine months. Funding is available from contractual obligation bond monies.

30. Award of an architectural contract to Design Group International, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $13,100.00 to design and prepare plans and specifications for Repairing and Remodeling the Canizales Gym located at 1600 Guadalupe Street. Funding is available in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue Canizales Gym Construction Project.

31. Award of an engineering contract for an amount not to exceed $25,530.00 to Sherfey Engineering Company, L.L.C., Laredo, Texas, for design and preparation of plans and specifications and cost estimates for the Zacate Creek Beautification Project from Saunders Avenue to Garden Street. Funding is available in the Community Development Zacate Creek Beautification.

32. Award of an engineering contract for an amount not to exceed $59,400.00 to Mejia Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, to design, prepare plans and specifications and cost estimates for the Calton Road Widening, adjacent to the New Public Library. City of Laredo 1997-98 Certificate of Obligation Issue Project. Funding is available in the 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue Calton Road Improvements Project.

33. Award of an engineering contract for an amount not to exceed $13,940.00 to G.G. Salinas Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, to design, prepare plans and specifications and cost estimates for the sidewalk improvements for the Trautmann Elementary School, Alma Pierce Sidewalks and Amparo Gutierrez Elementary Schools and related improvements. Funding is available in 1998 Certificate of Obligation Issue: Alma Pierce Sidewalk Construction Project; Trautmann Elementary Sidewalk Construction Project and in Calle Del Norte Sidewalk Construction Project.

34. Authorization to award engineering consultant contract for the West Laredo Traffic Circulation Study to Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc., in the amount of $50,000.00. Funding is available from Laredo Urban Transportation System (LUTS).

35. Award of a surveying contract to Mejia Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, not to exceed $22,000.00 to provide land survey, metes and bounds legal descriptions of and the required right-of-way maps for the right-of-way acquisition of the extension of the Bob Bullock Loop from IH-35 to the proposed Bridgehead of the West Laredo International Bridge (Fourth Bridge), approximately 2.1 miles and 400 feet wide. Funding is available in the Bridge System - Fourth Bridge Consulting Fees.

36. Approval of change order no.1, a increase of $50,691.00, to add parking improvements at the U.S. Postal Office located at 2700 E. Saunders as part of the construction contract with Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, of the E.D.A. Project No. 08-01-03080 Airport Medical Infrastructure Improvements Arkansas Avenue Extension. The original contract amount was $1,425,343.50. This change order brings the total contract amount to $1,477,684.50. Funding is available in the E.D.A. Project No. 08-01-03080 - Airport Medical Infrastructure Improvements Arkansas Avenue Extension. Funding is available in the EDA Airport Medical Park Improvements Other Than Building.

37. Approval of change order no. 2, a net decrease of $102.94 for a decrease in drainage

pipe and trench excavation safety not required to complete the project, and for the addition of a safety end treatment to the 48" diameter R.C.P. at Manadas Creek, the addition of junction boxes to eliminate conflicts with Delhi Gas Line and sanitary sewer main and the addition of a metal beam guard rail with dead end sign west of the intersection of Markley Lane and Anna Avenue Truck Route to the construction contract with Ramex Construction Company, Houston, Texas, for the Santa Maria Avenue Drainage Improvements between Del Mar Boulevard and Markley Lane. The original construction contract was $1,993,475.00. This change order brings the total contract amount to $1,993,359.36. Funding is available in the Drainage and Community Development Santa Maria Drainage Project.

38. Approval of change order no. 3, a net decrease of $49,652.00, for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Montgomery - India Drainage Improvements Project, and approval of final payment in the amount of $62,005.28 to McLean Construction Company, Inc., Killeen, Texas. The original construction contract was $485,726.05. This change order brings the total contract amount to $427,438.30. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Montgomery - India Drainage Project.

39. Approval of change order no. 3, a decrease of $5,728.00, for the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of San Salvador/Pine/Chestnut Drainage Improvements, and approval of final payment in the amount of $78,032.48 to Ramex Construction Company, Inc., Houston, Texas. The original construction contract was $908,136.00. This change order brings the total contract amount to $908,248.50. Funding is available in the Drainage and Community Development San Salvador/Pine/Chestnut Drainage Project.

40. Acceptance of the Re-Roofing of the Center for the Arts Building Project located at 500 San Agustin Avenue, Old Mercado Historic District and approval of final payment in the amount of $15,914.65 to American Contracting Corporation, Laredo, Texas. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund Re-Roofing Center for the Arts Building.

41. Authorizing the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for the Paseo Del Antiguo Laredo Pedestrian Facility Project, an ISTEA enhancement project. The consultant recommended for the project is Sprinkle Robey Architects. Funding is available from a grant in the amount of $1,076,158.00 and a $269,040.00 match is available from CDBG monies.

42. Authorizing the City Manager to extend a professional services contracts for one year with the providers listed below to provide pharmaceuticals/home health care to AIDS clients of the City of Laredo Health Department.

HIV/AIDS HOME CARE OF TEXAS $26,520.00 4/1/98 - 3/31/99

HIV/AIDS J&A PHARMACY $77,900.00 4/1/98 - 3/31/99

Funding is available in accounts #226-6081 and #226-6062

43. Authorizing the City Manager to renew a professional services contract for with Dr. Winder Vasquez to provide physician coverage to clients of the Tubeculosis Elimination Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning April 1, 1998 through August 31, 1999.

Funding is available in accounts #226-6067-543-2030.

44. Authorizing the City Manager to renew the annual maintenance agreement in the amount of $14,311.05 from HumanSoft (formerly Q.S. Incorporated) of Greenville, South Carolina, for the period beginning April 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999, for the maintenance of the software that was specifically written for local health departments and installed at the City of Laredo Health Department in 1992.

45. Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas Department of Health for continuation of the School Based Health Program of the City of

Laredo Health Department

46. Refunds of property taxes to the following company:

Walmart Properties, Inc. in the amounts of :

a. $ 7,537.83

b. $ 6,570.18

c. $10,199.84

d. $11,416.58

Wal-Mart Properties, Inc. appealed the valued placed by the Webb County Appraisal District on four different parcels. The Appraisal Review Board denied the appeal and Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit in the District Court. There was an agreed judgment between Wal-Mart and the WCAD which lowered the values. These refunds are for the difference between the original taxes and new taxes reflecting the court ordered values.

IX. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

48. Consideration to reschedule the Monday, May 25, 1998 regularly scheduled City Council Meeting to Tuesday, May 26, 1998 due to the May 25, 1998 Memorial Day Holiday.

49. Presentation of the Community Development Block Grant allocation for the 24th Action Year Community Development Block Grant $4,274,000.00, 1998 HOME Investment Partnerships Program $1,257,000.00 and 1998 Emergency Shelter Grant $167,000.00 for a total amount of $5,698,000.00 in support of the preparation and submission of the 1998 Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

50. Presentation regarding the activities and services at the New Main Library with

discussion and possible action to increase staff.

51. Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071(1)(a) to discuss pending litigation regarding Hurd Urban Development, L.C. et.al. v. Federal Highway Administration, et. al., Cause No. A-98-CA-204-JN, in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division, and return to open session for possible action thereon.

52. Presentation on the Laredo Bridge System's toll collection upgrade options, selection of an option, approval to proceed on the selected option, and authority to increase

the project funding from $767,678 which is available through the toll equipment and related infrastructure account from a state infrastructure bank loan to an additional

$7,000,000 attained through the sale of bridge system revenue bonds.

X. COMMUNICATIONS

XI. CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

54. Requests by Mayor and City Council members for presentation and discussion.

A. Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

1. Status report on the PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT issued by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Committee (TNRCC) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH), with possible action.

2. Status report on all retention/detention ponds being constructed in District 2, with possible action.

3. Status report on the paving of the 3300 block of Lane Street, with possible action.

4. Status report on the absence of stop signs on Mier Street from the 2800 block to the dead end.

B. Requests by Council member Cecilia May Moreno.

1. Discussion and possible action to have the following streets added to the resurfacing project:

2200 - 2500 Block of San Jorge

2200 - 2500 Blocks of San Enrique

2200 - 2500 Blocks of San Leonardo

2 . Consideration and possible action regarding controlling traffic speed on Malinche Street from Lyon to Clark by constructing curbs and installation of stop signs.

C. Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez

1. Presentation by Gerald Schwebel and David Puig regarding economic development strategy.

2. Status report on the initial request for a traffic study at the intersection of

St. James and Calle Del Norte. (Co-sponsored by Joe A. Guerra)

D. Requests by Council member Joe A. Guerra.

1. Presentation by Robert P. Gutierrez regarding increasing the City's downpayment assistance program to $9,000.00, with possible action.

2. Status report regarding reconstruction of Calton Road at Yeary.

3. Request for a traffic study at the intersection of Fenwick Drive and McPherson Road.

4. Traffic signal light, Encino and Mann Road, Northgate Lane and

Mann Road

E. Requests by Council member Mario G. Alvarado.

1. Staff update on the Santa Maria Drainage Project, with possible action.

2. Recognition of school staff and students who were cited for their special achievements.

XII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

55. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the amount of $13,000.00 for a grant from Central Power & Light Company, providing for effective date.

Introduction of an Ordinance

Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the amount of $13,000.00 for a grant from Central Power & Light Company, providing for effective date.

56. Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 by increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the Benavides-Herrera home fund by $250,000 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget, providing for publication and effective date.

Introduction of an Ordinance

Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 by increasing estimated revenues and appropriations in the Benavides-Herrera home fund by $250,000 and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget

57. Public hearing amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and budget revision in the amount of $514,500.00 in additional funds for a new total of $2,161,807.00 for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998.

Introduction of an Ordinance

Ordinance amending the contract with the Texas Department of Health and budget revision in the amount of $514,500.00 in additional funds for a new total of $2,161,807.00 for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998..

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

58. Authorization to terminate the construction agreement with Mr. Virgilio Diaz dba

E.Q. Construction to provide the cabinet work for the homes under the Lease/Purchase Program and request to award a contract in the amount of $70,088.64 to the second lowest bidder, Home Art of Laredo, Texas. Mr. Vigilio Diaz dba E.Q. Construction, lowest bidder, has requested to terminate the agreement to provide the cabinets for the homes under the Lease/Purchase Program. The original bid from Home Art was $73,009.00, however, LMHC is requesting that Home Art install cabinets in 48 houses only. E.Q. Construction has already installed cabinets in the first 2 homes of construction Phase 1. The second lowest bid is still within budget and will provide an affordable price for the homes being built.

59. Approval of change order no.2, an increase of $19,500.00 to the construction contract with J.M. General Construction of Laredo, Texas to provide labor and materials for the installation of 3 ceiling fans on each of the fifty (50) houses being built at the Riverhills Subdivision, Unit 1, under the Lease/Purchase Program. The original plans and specifications do not include ceiling fans for the 50 affordable homes under the Lease/Purchase Program. The cost to provide and install the 3 ceiling fans in each house is $390.00. The total construction cost for each house will remain affordable to the future home owners. The change order increases the total

contract amount from $109,848.50 to $129,348.50.

60. Approval of change order number 3, an increase of $18,350.00 to the construction

contract with Mario Gonzalez dba MG Builders of Laredo, Texas to provide the

labor and materials for the installation of sidewalks for all fifty lots at the Riverhills Subdivision, Unit 1, under the Lease/Purchase Program. The cost of this change order will not affect the future homeowners monthly payment. The sidewalks are necessary and needed to comply with the Laredo Land Development Code.

The original contract amount was $375,030.00. This change order brings the total contract amount to $393,380.00.

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

61. Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Carl Turner Equipment, San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $28,465.50, for the purchase of one heavy duty brake drum and disk lathe. The brake lathe will allow the Maintenance Division to reuse the brake drums instead of purchasing new brake drums every six months. Delivery is expected within three weeks

XV. 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, May 15, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.

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Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary