CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                    M98-R-27
                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                               1110 HOUSTON STREET
                               LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                                  JULY 6, 1998
                                    5:30 P.M.

   I. CALL TO ORDER
  II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 III. ROLL CALL
  IV. MINUTES
      2.  City Council Meeting, May 18, 1998
          City Council Meeting, June 1, 1998
          City Council Meeting, June 2, 1998
          City Council Meeting, June 15, 1998

   V. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

      3. Ordinance granting to Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc., its legal
         representatives, successors, lessees and assigns, as the grantee,
         herein, certain powers, licenses, rights-of-way, privileges and
         franchise to construct and maintain in the City of Laredo, Texas, as
         now or hereafter constituted, and electric power utility system in said
         city and to use the streets, avenues, easements, rights-of-way, alleys,
         highways, sidewalks, bridges and other structures and places and public
         grounds in said City for a period of ten (10) years with one (1), ten
         (10) year renewal period subject to renegotiation by the parties; and
         prescribing certain rights, duties, terms and conditions herein
         mentioned and providing for the payment to said City of a percentage of
         certain receipts of grantee from its operations therein; and providing
         for the acceptance of this ordinance by grantee; and containing a
         savings clause, and providing for publication and an effective date.

      4. Ordinance closing as a public easement a 17.7 feet wide alley dedicated
         for public use in Block 795, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb
         County, Texas, which traverses the middle of said block from east to
         west through its entire length, and abuts the north side of Lots 7,8,9,
         10, 11 & 12, and abuts the south side of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6;
         providing for the reversion of the public's interest in said alley to
         the abutting owners, and providing for an effective date.

      5. Ordinance closing as a public easement that section of Ejido Avenue
         between Frost and Lyon Streets also known as the 2900 block of Ejido,
         situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas,
         and providing for an effective date.

      6. Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary
         documents to effectively convey title to the State of Texas for one
         tract of land containing 99.611 acres of land, more or less. Said tract
         of land being described as:
         Parcel 1 - containing 30.163 acres of land, more or less,
         Parcel 2 - containing 67.602 acres of land, more or less, and
         Parcel 3 - containing 1.846 acres of land, more or less;
         and having been acquired in fee simple for the construction of an
         access road connecting the Laredo Northwest International Fourth Bridge
         and related facilities to Interstate Highway 35.  Said tract being
         located in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Webb County, Texas; being generally
         described by metes and bounds; and providing for an effective date.

      7. Ordinance setting the maximum speed limits in that portion between
         Arkansas Avenue east to the city limits on U.S. Highway 59, within the
         city limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as defined in TX-DOT Control
         Section Map 0542-01 as follows:

           55 MPH from Milepoint 42.755 to Milepoint 42.854
           50 MPH from Milepoint 42.854 to Milepoint 43.551
           45 MPH from Milepoint 42.854 to Milepoint 45.382

  VI. FINAL READINGS

      8. 98-O-158  Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 92-0-098 granting
                   Southwestern Bell Telephone Company ("Telephone Company") the
                   non-exclusive right to use the rights-of-way in the City for
                   its telecommunications business, by amending Section 4 to
                   extend the franchise term for a period of sixty days from the
                   date of expiration of May 30, 1998 until July 29, 1998;
                   providing for publication and effective date.  (City Council)

      9. 98-O-169  Ordinance amending Sections 24.63, 24.65.15 and 24.65.16 of
                   the Laredo Land Development Code by allowing for the storage
                   of hazardous materials, incidental to transportation and
                   storage, in M-1 (Light Manufacturing Districts) and storage
                   and handling of hazardous materials in M-2 (Heavy
                   Manufacturing Districts). (City Council)

     10. 98-O-170  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning the north 1/3 of Lot 5, and the north 1/3
                   of the east 56.56 feet of Lot 6, Block 1021, Eastern
                   Division, located at 3316 S.  Buena Vista Avenue, from R-3
                   (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Business
                   District).  (Councilmember Alfredo Agredano)

     11. 98-O-171  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning 10.7286 acres, as further described by
                   metes and bounds, located on SH359 east of the Bob Bullock
                   Loop, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1
                   (Light Manufacturing District).
                   (Councilmember Alfredo Agredano)

     12. 98-O-172  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning 11.6087 acres, as further described by
                   metes and bounds, located on the southwest corner of the
                   intersection of Orango Boulevard and River Front Road, from
                   R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to R-1-MH (Single Family
                   Manufactured Housing District).
                   (Councilmember Alfredo Agredano)

     13. 98-O-173  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 126, Eastern Division,
                   located at 3619 Monterrey Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential
                   District) to B-1 (Limited Business District).
                   (Councilmember Eliseo Valdez Jr.)

     14. 98-O-174  Ordinance amending Ordinance no. 98-O-120 authorizing the
                   issuance of a Special Use Permit for a mini-storage, on Lot
                   1, Block 1, Crownridge Subdivision, located at 602 Shiloh
                   Drive by changing the name of the person to whom the Special
                   Use Permit is issued.
                   (Councilmember Joe A. Guerra)

     15. 98-O-175  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 8, Crownridge Subdivision,
                   Unit I, located at 510 Shiloh Drive, from R-2 (Multi-Family
                   Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District).
                   (Councilmember Joe A.  Guerra)

     16. 98-O-176  Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of
                   Laredo by rezoning 15.764 acres, as further described by
                   metes and bounds, located at east of FM1472 at the World
                   Trade Center Loop, from AG (Agricultural District) to M-1
                   (Light Manufacturing District).
                   (Councilmember Mario G.  Alvarado)

     17. 98-O-177  Ordinance amending Section 24.63.2 of the Laredo Land
                   Development Code to allow the location of political campaign
                   headquarters in certain zoning districts.
                   (City Council)

     18. 98-O-178  Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual
                   budget in the amount of $115,168.00 for the Criminal Justice
                   Division Grant from the Office of the Governor. The Office of
                   the Governor is contributing $78,172.00 with the City
                   designating $36,996.00 in matching funds. These funds for the
                   Domestic Violence grant under the Violence Against Women Act
                   (VAWA) is for the period of June 1, 1998 through May 31,
                   1999.  (City Council)

     19. 98-O-179  Ordinance amending City of Laredo's 1997-1998 budget in the
                   amount of $1,052,415.00. Of this amount, $758,249.00 is grant
                   funds, with the City designating $294,166.00, in matching
                   funds for a grant from the Criminal Justice Division for
                   Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force for the period of June 1,
                   1998 through May 31, 1999 and authorizing the City Manager to
                   sign any and all documents pertaining to this grant
                   application. (City Council)

     20. 98-O-180  Ordinance amending City of Laredo FY 1997-98 Annual Budget by
                   creating three (3) Civil Engineer I positions to assist with
                   project management and in-house project quality control.
                   These positions will be funded from the 1998 bond projects,
                   for approximately one month for a total of $11,250.00
                   including benefits, and authorizing the City Manager to
                   implement said budget. (City Council)

 VII. RESOLUTIONS

     21. 98-R-102  Confirming appointment and reappointment by the Mayor of the
                   members to the Policy Committee of the Metropolitan Planning
                   Organization (MPO) and reappointing Maria Luisa Mendiola to
                   the Library Board.

     22. 98-R-103  Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant in
                   collaboration with the Laredo Community College et al, for
                   the South Texas Telecommunications Consortium Discovery Grant
                   Program (Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund) in the
                   amount of $53,646.00, and is directed to execute any and all
                   related documents as required.

     23. 98-R-104  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                   of 25,142.34 square feet (0.5772 of an acre) tract of land,
                   more or less, necessary as right-of-way for the widening of
                   Cherry Hill Drive from the North right-of-way line of Pappas
                   Street, North to the South right-of-way line Ponderosa
                   Street. Said tract of land being situated in Survey 1020 and
                   partly in the Original City of Laredo Tract in the Laredo Air
                   Base Enclosure, Webb County, Texas; more particularly
                   described by metes and bounds; and authorizing the City
                   Attorney to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire
                   said parcel if staff is unable to acquire through
                   negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price,
                   conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or
                   inability to locate the listed owner.

     24. 98-R-105  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                   of 0.0224 (974.94 square feet) parcel of land, more or less,
                   necessary as right-of-way for the improvement of Orilla
                   Avenue from Mann Road to Carrillo Road. Said parcel of land
                   being situated in the Carrillo Road Development, 10.2406 acre
                   tract, Webb County, Texas; being more particularly described
                   by metes and bounds; and authorizing the City Attorney to
                   initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire said parcel of
                   land if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due
                   to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of
                   ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate
                   the listed owner.

     25. 98-R-107  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a donation from the
                   Texaco Corporation in the amount of $125.00 for the purchase
                   of five (5) canine badges for the Laredo Police Department
                   canines. This money is strictly a donation and there are no
                   matching funds required.

     26. 98-R-108  Recognizing the formation of the Laredo Homeless Coalition
                   composed of members of local public/private organizations for
                   the purpose of addressing the needs of Laredo's homeless
                   population. The Coalition's mission is to create and maintain
                   a local continuum of care system through which homeless
                   individuals and families can secure housing and the necessary
                   support services in order to end the state of homelessness,
                   promote self-sufficiency, and ultimately live independently.

     27. 98-R-109  Accepting a Grant in the amount of $8,300,000.00 from the
                   Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Improvement Program
                   and appropriating the sum of $1,616,667.00 as the local match
                   and authorizing the City Manager to execute the grant
                   agreement. The local match is available in the FY 1997-1998
                   Airport Fund Budget. The federal and local funds will be used
                   to implement Laredo's FAA approved FAR PART 150 Airport Noise
                   Compatibility Program and to construct a portion of a
                   parallel taxiway. The Airport Noise Compatibility Program is
                   a voluntary program consisting of acquisition in fee simple
                   of noise impacted residents located in the FAA approved areas
                   near the airport, or sound proofing said residential
                   structures in exchange for an aviation easement, or simply
                   acquiring an aviation easement from the property owner.

     28. 98-R-110  Appointing the nominees of District I Council Member Alfredo
                   Agredano, to the Airport Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning
                   Commission, Telecommunications Commission, and the
                   Transportation Safety Advisory Board.

VIII. MOTIONS

     29.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:
          a) office furniture - Police Substation
          b) laser printing/mailing of 1998 tax statements - Tax Department
          c) uniforms - Bridge System
          d) recycling blue bags - Public Works Department
          A tentative bid award date is scheduled for August 3, 1998.

     30.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          on traffic signal mast arms and poles. This hardware material will be
          utilized for two (2) new traffic signal installations at Arkansas
          Ext./Bartlett Avenue, and Bustamante Street/Meadow Avenue and for the
          replacement of several traffic signal poles on U.S. 59 at Arkansas
          Avenue, Bartlett Avenue, and Meadow Avenue as a result of the U.S. 59
          reconstruction project.

     31.  Approval of specifications and authorization to Request Proposals for
          the Airport Liability Insurance and Blanket Public Employee Dishonesty
          Bond.

     32.  Approval to select and authorization to negotiate professional
          contracts for engineering services to design and prepare plans and
          specifications and provide cost estimates for the following projects:
          1. Sidewalks at the Approaches to Clark Elementary School to be
             designed In-House. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement
             Fund Clark Elementary Sidewalks.
          2. Extension of University Boulevard West of Bob Bullock Loop and
             vacating of a portion of Casa Verde Road to Howland Engineering and
             Surveying Company. Funding is available in Capital Improvement Fund
             Extension of University Boulevard/Casa Verde Road.
          3. Preparation of an NPDES Storm Water Pollution Plan for the Laredo
             Landfill on Highway 359, with the option of similar services for
             other closed landfills on Highway 59 and Mines Road to Rust
             Lichliter Jameson. Funding is available in Landfill Purchased Prof.
             Services.
          The Engineering Contract Review Committee concurs with the
          recommendation.

     33.  Approval of selection of consultant and award of an
          architectural/engineering contract to Design Group International,
          Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $22,500.00 to provide
          surveys, design and preparation of plans and specifications and cost
          estimates for the expansion of the Santo Nino Health Center located at
          2200 Zacatecas Street and an additional scope of work to evaluate the
          current space occupied by the City of Laredo Branch Library. This
          project is on a fast track basis so that completion of the project
          occurs by December 1998.  Funding is available in the Health Fund
          Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) Capital Outlay/Buildings. The
          Engineering Contract Review Committee concurs with the recommendation.

     34.  Award of an engineering contract to Porras Engineering Company,
          Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $15,660.00 to include
          boundary and topographic surveys, surveys for drainage easements,
          design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Chaparral
          Drainage Improvements from Calton Road to Canal Street. Funding is
          available in the 1998 CO Issue Drainage - Park/Chaparral.

     35.  Award of six month supply contracts to the LOW BIDDERS,
          A to Z Tire & Battery, Laredo, Texas ($42,075.01), Goodyear Auto
          Store, Laredo, Texas ($40,156.30), and Tire Center, San Antonio, Texas
          ($29,214.04) to supply tires and tubes for all City vehicles. The bid
          pricing is approximately 3% less than the previous contract period. A
          total of three bids were received for this purchase.  Funding is
          available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund - Fleet Charges.

     36.  Award of an annual service contract to the LOW BIDDER, Lawn Masters,
          Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $100,398.00, for providing ground
          maintenance services for the Utilities Department, the Bridge System,
          the Parks Department, Police Department, and the Public Library. The
          contract includes cutting cycles at all three International Bridge
          locations, the water plants, booster stations, the wastewater
          treatment plants, storage tank locations, utility easements, the Clark
          Street median, the Police Station, and the Public Library. The
          contract shall be for a one year period with an option for a second
          year. The bid pricing is approximately 5% less than the previous
          contract amount. A total of six bids were received for these services.
          Funding is available in each departments respective contractual line
          items.

     37.  Award of six month supply contracts to the LOW BIDDERS, Arnold Oil
          Co., dba Lone Star Lubricants, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount
          of $28,332.34, and Leyendecker Oil Co., Laredo, Texas, in the
          estimated amount of $3,356.30, for the purchase of lubricants for the
          Fleet Maintenance Division. The bid pricing will be firm during this
          six month period and all items will be purchased on an as need basis.
          The bid pricing is approximately 4% less than the previous contract
          period.  A total of two bids were received for this purchase.  Funding
          is available in Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Charges.

     38.  Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Duncan Industries from Harrison,
          Arkansas in the amount of $48,462.48, for the purchase of vandal-proof
          upper and lower housing assemblies, mounting yokes, keys, and coin
          cartridges for parking meters.  These housing assembles will replace
          older meter housings that have been vandalized continuously, and also
          will prevent any physical removal of coins from the meters. Funding is
          available in the parking meter equipment.

     39.  Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Enforcement Technology Inc., from
          Irvine, California in the amount of $20,314.00, for the purchase of
          four hand-held computers with software and the entire system,
          including the required accessories and training, for issuing parking
          citations. Funding is available in the Parking Meters Fund Budget
          Account.

     40.  Approval of change order no. 1, a net increase of $33,265.85 for
          additional work because of unexpected field conditions, especially
          underground public private utility lines not documented in office
          records and for the balance of quantities actually constructed in
          place, acceptance of the Construction of 68 Accessible Ramps at 17
          intersections at San Agustin Plaza, Bruni Plaza, and Saint Peters
          Plaza and related access routes, and approval of final payment in the
          amount of $62,495.76 to A.E. Construction Company, Inc., San Antonio,
          Texas. The original contract amount was $263.930.86. This change order
          brings the total contract amount to $297,196.71.  Funding is available
          in the CDBG Retainage Payable; Capital Improvement Fund A.D.A.
          Improvements; and Capital Improvement Fund Retainage Payable.

     41.  Refund of property tax to the following individual:
          a. Agustin Maldonado in the amount of $1,567.25 for erroneous payment.

     42.  Authorizing award of FY1996 Home Investment Partnership Program,
          Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds of $91,575.00
          to the Laredo Webb Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., and $91,575.00
          to Azteca Economic Development & Preservation Corporation, and
          authorizing the City Manager to execute all documents in support of
          this action.

     43.  Authorizing the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for
          the Laredo Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update. The consultant
          recommended for selection is Wilbur Smith Associates.

     44.  Authorizing the selection of a consultant and enter negotiations for
          the Laredo Transit Planning Study. The consultant recommended for
          selection is LKC Consulting Services, Inc.

  IX. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

     45.  Presentation by City Manager regarding the city's contract with ATE
          Management and Service Company (Now "Ryder" ATE, Inc.") for management
          of the City's Public Transit System, with possible action.

     46.  Discussion and possible action to set a date for the FY 1998-1999 Aid
          to Other Agencies presentations, to be held at the City Council
          Chambers.

     47.  Discussion and possible action in setting a date to meet with Martinez
          and Associates to discuss the development of a State Legislative
          Agenda for 1999.

     48.  Adoption of a schedule for workshop and townhall meetings

          Suggested schedule for the Budget Workshops:
          Thursday,  August 13, 1998            5:30 p.m. ----
          Friday,    August 14, 1998            8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
          Saturday,  August 15, 1998            8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

          Suggested schedule for the Town Hall Meetings:
          Tuesday,   August 18, 1998 - District I, VIII     6:30 p.m.
          Wednesday, August 19, 1998 - District II, VII     6:30 p.m.
          Thursday,  August 20, 1998 - District III, VI     6:30 p.m.
          Tuesday,   August 25, 1998 - District IV, V       6:30 p.m.

          City of Laredo Showcase Workshop:
          Saturday,  July 25, 1998              11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
          Mall Del Norte, Center Court

     49.  Status report on Yeary at Calton Road.

     50.  Update on the status of the 20 inch water line break at Jefferson and
          San Dario.

     51.  Status report on the progress of the Chacon Creek Interceptor project
          with possible action.

     52.  Update on the status of the Colonias Facility Plan.

     53.  Discussion and possible action regarding the implementation of the
          City of Laredo International Airport Noise Compatibility Program
          Management and Administration Plan, and authorization to submit said
          plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval.

     54.  Presentation of the proposed 1999 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
          of the Laredo Urban Transportation Study (MPO) with possible action.

   X. COMMUNICATIONS

      Presentation by UPCOD, Inc. (Underprivileged Children of Divorce) inviting
      the Laredo City Council to their first fund-raising walk-a-thon to be held
      Saturday, September, 28, 1998.

  XI. CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

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

      A.  Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

          1. Status report on the Brown and Root Drainage Project at the Laredo
             International Airport, with possible action.

          2. Status report on the lack of waste water infrastructure on the
             north side of Hwy. 59 between Ejido Street and the entrance of Casa
             Blanca State Park, with possible action.

      B.  Requests by Council member John C. Galo

          1. Update from staff of cleanup of Chacon Creek.

          2. Discussion and possible action on the grade rail crossings for the
             district.

          3. Discussion and possible action on operation cleanup.

          4. Discussion on the privatization of the Utilities Department and
             possible action to approve request for proposals not the exceed
             $25,000.00.

      C.  Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez Jr.

          1. Presentation by Hector Farias, President of the Texas Mexican
             Border International Trade Association regarding the proposed
             economic development sales tax.

          2. Requesting a traffic study for the placement of a traffic safety
             device at the intersection of Marcella Avenue and Taylor Street,
             with possible action.

          3. Discussion and possible action regarding the criteria for Council
             membership on any City Council Ad Hoc Committee.

      D.  Requests by Council member Consuelo Montalvo

          1. Appointing Council member Alfredo Agredano to the El Metro Transit
             Center Ad Hoc Committee.
             (Co-sponsored by Council member Mario G.  Alvarado)

          2. Instructing staff to look into the possibility of funding The
             Border Area Nutrition Council in the amount of $7,500.00 to be
             matched by Webb County. (Co-sponsored by Council members Eliseo
             Valdez Jr. and Joe A. Guerra)

 XII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

     56.  Public hearing regarding an application by Julian Del Bosque amending
          the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 11,
          Block 229, Eastern Division, located at 1619 Cedar Avenue, from B-1
          (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District).  The
          Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial of this zone change.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 11, Block 229, Eastern Division, located at 1619 Cedar
          Avenue, from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community
          Business District).

     57.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $125.00 and authorizing the City Manager to accept a
          donation from the Texaco Corporation in the amount of $125.00 for
          purchasing badges for the Laredo Police Department Canines. This
          donation will be strictly used for the purchase of these badges and is
          at no cost to the City.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $125.00 and authorizing the City Manager to accept a
          donation from the Texaco Corporation in the amount of $125.00 for
          purchasing badges for the Laredo Police Department Canines. This
          donation will be strictly used for the purchase of these badges and is
          at no cost to the City.

     58.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          to increase the revenues by an amount of $8,300,000.00 received from
          the Federal Aviation Administration Grant Officer No. 3-48-0136-21 and
          appropriating $1,616,667.00 from the Airport Reserve Account to match
          said grant for the purpose of implementing Laredo's FAR Part 150 Noise
          Compatibility Program and to construct a portion of a parallel
          taxiway. Total available for noise abatement is $6,250,000.00 and
          $3,666,667.00, is available for the construction of the parallel
          taxiway.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 1997-1998 Annual Budget to
          increase the revenues by an amount of $8,300,000.00 received from the
          Federal Aviation Administration Grant Officer No. 3-48-0136-21 and
          appropriating $1,616,667.00 from the Airport Reserve Account to match
          said grant for the purpose of implementing Laredo's FAR Part 150 Noise
          Compatibility Program and to construct a portion of a parallel
          taxiway. Total available for noise abatement is $6,250,000.00 and
          $3,666,667.00, is available for the construction of the parallel
          taxiway.

     59.  Public hearing allowing interested persons to comment on the 1998
          Consolidated Plan which identifies the projects proposed to be funded
          by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the
          24th Action Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the 1998
          HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the 1998 Emergency
          Shelter Grant (ESG).  The projects are as follows:

           24th Action Year Community Development Block Grant
          Community Development Administration . . . . . . $620,533
          Housing Rehabilitation Administration  . . . . . $128,196
          Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. . . . . . . $350,000
          Code Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $251,050
          Paving Project 61 (includes anticipated
            program income of $39,900) . . . . . . . . . . $316,900
          School Sidewalk Approaches, District IV  . . . . $150,000
          Acquisition of Park Land . . . . . . . . . . . . $200,000
          East Hachar Recreation Center  . . . . . . . . . $700,000
          Hamilton Hotel - Section 108 Loan Repayment  . . $148,000
          Tinaja/Chacon Pilot Channel. . . . . . . . . . . $410,000
          Graffiti Removal Program . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28,359
          Acquisition and relocation related to
            Lafayette widening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $675,000
          Zacate Creek Linear Park (Saunders to Canal) . . $200,000
          Blaine/Milmo/Loop 20 Improvements. . . . . . . . $ 90,000
          Clark/Hendricks Street Improvements. . . . . . . $ 45,862

                             1998 Home Grant
          New Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $345,997
          Down Payment Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . $600,000
          15% Community Housing Development
            Organization Set Aside . . . . . . . . . . . . $188,550
          Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $122,453

                      1998 Emergency Shelter Grant
          Homeless Prevention Program. . . . . . . . . . . $ 47,595
          Homeless Shelter Program (Operations). . . . . . $111,055
          Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  8,350

XIII. MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM

     60.  98-RT-106  Certifying that the Transit Department of the City of
                     Laredo, Texas is unable to acquire seven paratransit
                     vehicles as specified in bid invitation 98-075, using
                     compressed natural gas at a projected cost that is
                     reasonably expected to result in no greater net cost over
                     the use of gasoline, measured over their expected useful
                     life.

     61.  Award of contract to the LOW BIDDER, Texas Commercial Bus, Lockhart,
          Texas, in the amount of $356,482.00 for seven replacement paratransit
          vans. Delivery is expected within 120 days of submittal of order. This
          award is subject to approval of Resolution 98-RT-106, concerning
          alternative fuel vehicles.

     62.  Authorization to issue a Public Notice to hold public hearings and
          receive public comments on proposed elimination of the following fixed
          routes:
                       Route 24-CC School Tripper
                       Route 26-West School Tripper

 XIV. MOTION TO RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

     63.  Approval of a contract with Graphitiks Advertising Design Inc., to
          produce a Visitor Guide Magazine for the Laredo Convention and
          Visitors Bureau. Quantity will be 55,000 copies.

     64.  Approval of contract with Vendor, S.A. de C.V. in the amount of
          $89,351.74 for outdoor (billboard) advertising in Mexico.

     65.  Presentation of the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism
          Video Brochure in both English and Spanish.

                               SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA
                                   M98-R-27(S)

VIII.  MOTION

       A.  Appointing two members of the City Council to serve on the Ad Hoc
           Nominating Committee to review and consider nominees to the Laredo
           Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board.

 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
         Thursday, July 2, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.

                                          _________________________
                                            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                            City Secretary