CITY OF LAREDO
                              CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                    A98-R-28
                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                               1110 HOUSTON STREET
                               LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
                                  JULY 20, 1998
                                    5:30 P.M.

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

 2.  City Council Meeting June 22, 1998
     City Council Meeting July 6, 1998

   V. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

      3. Second reading of 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 designating as a one-way northbound the 200 block of Flores
         Avenue between Grant Street and Zaragoza Street providing for the
         installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the
         designated direction and providing for publication and effective date.

      5. Closing to vehicular traffic that section of the 1100 Block of Zaragoza
         Street between Convent and Flores Avenues and designating its use as a
         pedestrian walkway and upon closing of said street, to vehicular
         traffic, the City will retain the entire property as a utility easement
         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 1.4364 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 of land being situated
         in Porcion 20, Abstract 48, Webb County, Texas; and more particularly
         described by metes and bounds; and providing for an effective date.
         (Approval of Resolution No. 98-R-117 before consideration of this
         Ordinance)

   VI. FINAL READINGS

      7. 98-O-181  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.  (City Council)

      8. 98-O-182  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.  (City Council)

      9. 98-O-183  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.  (City Council)

     10. 98-O-184  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
                   (City Council)

     11. 98-O-185  Ordinance authorizing of a Conditional Use Permit for a car
                   wash on Lot 11, Block 229, Eastern Division, located at 1619
                   Cedar Avenue.
                   (Council member John C. Galo)

     12. 98-O-186  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.  (City Council)

     13. 98-O-187  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.  (City Council)

  VII. RESOLUTIONS

     14. 98-R-111  Confirming the appointments of Sylvia Bruni and Sister Mary
                   Welch to the Laredo Women's Commission, and George
                   Beckelhymer to the Ordinance Review Committee by Council
                   Member Alfredo Agredano.

     15. 98-R-112  Reappointing the nominees Sharyn Jordan, Dr. Stanley C.
                   Green, John Keck, Bonnie Ramirez Lepovitz, Elizabeth J. Gill
                   to the Historic District/Landmark Board by Mayor Elizabeth G.
                   Flores.

     16. 98-R-113  Authorizing the acceptance of additional funds for the
                   Occupant Protection STEP grant in the amount of $2,500.00
                   from the Texas Department of Transportation. The City's total
                   matching funds will be $2,500.00.  The funding for this grant
                   will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

     17. 98-R-114  Authorizing the acceptance of additional funds for the Speed
                   STEP grant in the amount of $4,875.00 from the Texas
                   Department of Transportation.  The City's total matching
                   funds will be $2,625.00.  The funding for this grant will be
                   from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

     18. 98-R-116  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                   of 22 parcels of land necessary as right-of-way for the
                   reconstruction of Santa Maria Avenue from Markley Lane to Del
                   Mar Boulevard Said parcels of land being situated on the East
                   and West sides of Santa Maria Avenue from Markley Lane to Del
                   Mar Boulevard in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas;
                   being generally described below, and 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.

                   PARCEL 1 - Being a 0.1314, more or less, of an acre tract out
                   of a 9.832 acre tract being a part of Estanislado Garza
                   Survey No. 1238, Abstract No. 425, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 2 - Being a 0.0813, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of the Estanislado Garza Preemption Survey No. 1238,
                   Abstract No. 425, Northern Division of the City of Laredo and
                   same land being out of a 9.4675 acre tract recorded in Volume
                   396, Pages 77 thru 86, Webb County Deed Records.
                   PARCEL 3 - Being a 0.0061, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of an 11.1784 acre tract being a part of J.L.
                   Fuentes Survey No. 1026, Abstract 317, Estanislado Garza
                   Survey 1238, Abstract 425, and Agustin Sanchez Porcion 26,
                   Abstract No. 282, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 4 - Being a 0.0061, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of an 11.1784 acre tract being a part of J.L.
                   Fuentes Survey 1026, Abstract 317, Estanislado Garza Survey
                   1238, Abstract 425, and Agustin Sanchez Porcion 26, Abstract
                   No. 282, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 5 - Being a 0.0779, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 38.1359 acre tract of land described in deed
                   recorded in Volume 381, Pages 81-84 of the Webb County Deed
                   Records; and which tract is out of Agustin Sanchez Porcion
                   26, Abstract No.  282, M. Diaz Survey 1025, Abstract No. 316,
                   and J.L.  Fuentes Survey 1026, Abstract No. 317 in the
                   Northern Division of the City of Laredo.
                   PARCEL 6 - Being a 0.0369, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 2.00 acre tract being partly in Block 42 and
                   Block 64, Porcion 26, North Laredo land irrigation and the
                   water company subdivision as recorded in Volume 1, Page 104
                   of the Webb County Texas Plat Records.
                   PARCEL 7 - Being a 0.0272 of an acre tract, more or less, of
                   land out of Juan F. Garcia, Porcion 25, Abstract 50, and
                   Agustin Sanchez, Porcion 26, Abstract 282, situated in the
                   Northern Division of the City of Laredo, and same land being
                   out of a tract of land containing 3.00 acre tract described
                   in deed to Jaga Motor Co., Inc., recorded in Volume 1400,
                   Pages 054 and 055, of the Webb County Deed Records.
                   PARCEL 8 - Being a 0.0173, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land partly out of a 1.1116 acre tract as per deed dated
                   November 24, 1969, recorded in Volume 388, Pages 565-566,
                   Webb County Deed Records.
                   PARCEL 9 - Being a 0.0968, more or less, of an acre tract out
                   of 5.00 acre tract in a deed dated March 12, 1971 recorded in
                   Volume 404, Pages 423-424, Webb County Deed Records.
                   PARCEL 10 - Being a 0.0258, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of Casa Del Palmas Motel Subdivision, recorded in
                   Volume 7, Page 70, Webb County Plat Records.
                   PARCEL 11 - Being a 0.0282, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land, in a deed Hernandez and wife, Armandina Hernandez,
                   recorded in Volume 26, Pages 086-090, Webb County Deed
                   Records, original grantee, Juan F. Garcia, Porcion 25,
                   Abstract 50, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 12 - Being a 0.0712, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 3.2485 acre tract, Porcion 25, Original
                   Grantee, Juan F. Garcia, Abstract 50, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 13 - Being a 0.0092, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 0.6830 of an acre tract, Isauro Martinez Plat,
                   Recorded in Volume 7, Page 57, Webb County Plat Records.
                   PARCEL 14 - Being a 0.0638, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 3.5375 acre tract Porcion 24, Toribio
                   Rodriguez, Original Grantee, Abstract 268, and Porcion 25,
                   Juan F. Garcia, Original Grantee, Abstract 50, Webb County,
                   Texas.
                   PARCEL 15 - Being a 0.0941, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 2.43 acre tract in Porcion 25, Juan F. Garcia,
                   Original Grantee, Abstract 50, Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 16 - Being a 0.0512, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 3.8560 acre tract, Eduardo Diaz Subdivision,
                   recorded in Volume 7, Page 83, plat records of Webb County.
                   PARCEL 17 - Being a 0.0063, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 0.5695 acre tract out of Block 32 and the
                   abandoned R.G.E.P.R.A. R.O. W.  Easement, North Laredo Land
                   Irrigation and the Water Co.  Subdivision recorded in Volume
                   1, Page 104, plat records of Webb County.
                   PARCEL 18 - Being a 0.0938, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 4.1431 acre tract partly in Block 32 and the
                   abandoned R.G. & E.P.R.A.  R.O.W.  Easement, North Laredo
                   Land Irrigation and Water Co.  Subdivision recorded in Volume
                   1, Page 104, of the plat records of Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 19 - Being a 0.0530, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 1.2780 acre tract partly in Block 33 and the
                   abandoned R.G. & E.P.R.A.  R.O.W.  Easement, North Laredo
                   Land Irrigation and the Water Company Subdivision in Porcion
                   25, Juan F. Garcia, Original Grantee, Abstract 50, recorded
                   in Volume 1, Page 104, Webb County Plat Records.
                   PARCEL 20 - Being a 0.0039, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land out of a 0.3370 acre tract out of Block 32 and the
                   abandoned R.G. & E.P.R.A.  R.O.W.  Easement, North Laredo
                   Land Irrigation and the Water Company Subdivision recorded in
                   Volume 1, Page 104, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 21 - Being a 0.0605, of an acre tract of land out of a
                   0.9213 acre tract being partly in Block 33 and the abandoned
                   R.G. & E.P.R.A.  R.O.W.  Easement, North Laredo Land
                   Irrigation and Water Company Subdivision in Porcion 25, Juan
                   F. Garcia, Original Grantee, Abstract 50, as per plat
                   recorded in Volume 1, Plat records of Webb County, Texas.
                   PARCEL 22 - Being a 0.0495, more or less, of an acre tract of
                   land, out of a 0.2984 of an acre tract partly in Block 33 and
                   the abandoned R.G. & E.P.R.A.  R.O.W. Easement, North Laredo
                   Land Irrigation and the Water Company Subdivision, in Porcion
                   25, Juan F.  Garcia, Original Grantee, Abstract 50 recorded
                   in Volume 1, Page 104, plat records of Webb County, Texas.

     19. 98-R-117  Accepting the donation of a 1.4364 acre tract of land, more
                   or less, from Fasken, Ltd., for the purpose of constructing
                   an access road connecting the Laredo Northwest International
                   Fourth Bridge and related facilities to Interstate Highway
                   35. Said tract of land being situated in Porcion 20, Abstract
                   48, Webb County, Texas, being more particularly described by
                   metes and bounds.

     20. 98-R-119  Appointment of Mary Hightower to the Beautification Committee
                   by Councilman Eliseo Valdez Jr.

     21. 98-R-120  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the "Surface Only"
                   of 250 foot-wide strip of land (19.7905 acres), more or less,
                   and a 100 foot-wide strip of land (7.9906 acres), more or
                   less.  Said tracts of land being situated between the City-
                   owned 251.2262 acre tract landfill tract and Part E-2 of
                   Share 1, A.M. Bruni Estate, respectively, in the City of
                   Laredo, Webb County, Texas; being generally described below,
                   and 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.

VIII.  MOTIONS

     22.  Approval of bid specifications and authorization to advertise for bids
          for the following:

          a) Request for Proposals - Equipment for the new Public Access Center

     23.  Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for
          bids for the Expansion of the Santo Nino Health Center located at 2200
          Zacatecas Street with tentative award on August 17, 1998.  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
          W.I.C. 97/98 Capital Outlay/Buildings.

     24.  Approval of the construction plans and authorization to advertise for
          bids for the Calton Road Widening and Signalization from IH-35 (San
          Dario) to halfway between San Francisco Avenue to Yeary Street with
          tentative award August 24, 1998. Funding is available in the Capital
          Improvement Fund Calton Expansion.

     25.  Refund on a sewer contract placed in coordination with a paving
          project to the following company:

          a. Neel Title Corporation in the amount of $578.69 due to a double
             payment

     26.  Award of an architectural/engineering contract to Sepulveda &
          Associates, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed
          $419,720.00 for the Public Works Service Center to include surveys,
          platting, preliminary design for infrastructure, site grading,
          streets, utilities, drainage, and preparation of plans and
          specifications, and provide cost estimates for the construction of a
          facility to house the Department of Public Works, the Water Utilities
          Administration Office, and the Departments of Traffic and Fleet
          Management.  Funding is available in the 1998 C.O. Issue Public Works
          Facility.

     27.  Award of an engineering contract to Sherfey Engineering Company,
          Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $19,200.00 to provide a
          feasibility study, surveys, design and preparation of plans and
          specifications for an 18 inch diameter sewer line on Hillside Road
          from Yeary Street to IH-35 to relieve a 90 block area of sanitary
          sewer surcharges.  Funding is available in the Sewer System Wastewater
          Treatment Project Engineer Fees.

     28.  Award of a construction contract to the LOWEST BIDDER, Ramex
          Construction Company, Houston, Texas, in the amount of $4,556,658.72
          for the Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal and Related
          Airside/Landside Improvements Phase D -New Parallel Taxiway, and
          approval of change order no. 1, a decrease of $1,122,539.75 for a net
          award of $3,396,225.97.  This project will be funded 90% by Federal
          Aviation Administration (FAA) Funds and 10% Airport Funds.  Funding is
          available in the FAA Noise Abatement New Parallel Taxiway Improvement
          Other Than Building.

     29.  Approval of change order no. 2, an increase of $18,784.00 to adjust a
          conflict with the storm sewer, to adjust a 12 inch water line crossing
          at Jarvis Avenue, to realign an 8 inch waterline, and add an 8 inch
          sewer line along Airpark Drive to provide for future utility services
          and avoid cutting of new street, and to add 33 working days to the
          construction contract with Pete Gallegos Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas,
          for the E.D.A. Project No. 08-01-03080 Airport Medical Infrastructure
          Improvements Arkansas Avenue Extension. The original construction
          contract amount was $1,425,343.50.  This change order brings the total
          contract amount to $1,494,818.50.  Funding is available in the EDA
          Airport Medical Park Improvements Other Than Buildings.

     30.  Approval of amendment no. 1, an increase of $48,000.00 to the
          engineering contract with WSBC Civil Engineers, Laredo, Texas, to
          provide surveys, design, plans and specifications, and cost estimates
          for the construction of a 16 inch water line along U.S. Highway 359 to
          service the City of Laredo Landfill and the anticipation of the water
          services to the colonias located on State Highway 359.  The original
          contract amount was $17,270.00.  This amendment will be bring the
          total contract amount to $65,270.00.  Funding is available in the
          Waterworks System '97 Bond Issue.

     31.  Amending the contract between the City of Laredo and the Border Area
          Nutrition Council for fiscal year 1997-1998 to increase funding from
          $22,500.00 to $30,000.00.

     32.  Authorizing the City Manager to file a certified claim for
          $409,529.28, on behalf of the City of Laredo, agreeing to the terms
          and conditions of the Texas Political Entities Asbestos Class Action
          regarding an asbestos property damage related settlement with U.S.
          Gypsum at the Health Department facility at 2600 Cedar.

     33.  Award of an engineering contract to Sherfey Engineering Company,
          L.L.C., Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $29,200.00 to
          provide surveys, design, and preparation of plans and specifications
          and cost estimates for the Cherry Hill Drive Reconstruction Project
          from Pappas Street to Sandman Road. Funding is available in the
          Capital Improvement Cherry Hill Drive widening.

  IX. CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

     34.  Advising the City Council and requesting Council's ratification of
          City Manager's authorization of the issuance of an emergency purchase
          order in the amount of $34,000.00, to McLean Construction Co.,
          Killeen, Texas, for repairs to the main water distribution line at
          Jefferson and San Dario.  This water line, which is one of two that
          feed the Lyon Street water tanks, broke under the drainage culvert.
          This contractor was contracted to bore under the drainage culvert.

     35.  Presentation of the findings of the Laredo Hazardous Cargo Community
          Risk Assessment and Route Alternatives Analysis.

     36.  Presentation of items for consideration by the MPO (Metropolitan
          Planning Organization) Policy Committee, with possible action.

     37.  Advising the City Council of an anticipated budget over-expenditure in
          the Health Department City Funds of up to $156,488. This is related to
          a completion of a roofing project at 2600 Cedar.  The necessity of a
          General Fund transfer for this project is contingent on timely receipt
          of a class action settlement award.  (Refer to previous item 32 of
          this agenda)

     38.  Request for Executive Session for deliberations regarding the
          acquisition of real property for Laredo Northwest International Bridge
          IV, as authorized by Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code, and
          return to Open Session for possible action thereof.

     39.  Request for Executive Session for deliberations regarding the
          acquisition of real property as authorized by Section 551.072 of the
          Texas Government Code, and return to Open Session for possible action
          thereof.

   X. COMMUNICATIONS

      Presentation by Justice of the Peace, Danny Valdez on the City's Second
      Annual Graffiti Removal Campaign.

  XI. CITY COUNCIL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

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

      A.  Requests by Council member Alfredo Agredano

          1. Discussion and possible action on the construction of pending fire
             stations and necessary equipment for the Fire Department.
             (Co-sponsored by Council members John C. Galo and Joe A.  Guerra)

      B.  Requests by Council member Louis H. Bruni

          1. Discussion and possible action concerning the high tension lines
             behind the new HEB and Plantation Subdivision.
             (Co-sponsored by Councilman Joe A. Guerra)

          2. Discussion and possible action on entering into an Inter-local
             Agreement or participating in a Joint Venture with
             the City of Rio Bravo to enhance, maintain and manage their water
             and wastewater systems. (Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Consuelo
             "Chelo" Montalvo)

      C.  Requests by Council member John C. Galo

          1. Discussion and possible action on a property located at 804 Seymour
             for ordinance and health violations.

          2. Discussion and possible action on all at-grade rail crossings in
             District III.

          3. Request for staff to conduct a traffic study in front of Narvaez
             Meat Market on Highway 83 South for the possible need of a traffic
             signal.

          4. Discussion and possible action concerning parking violations and
             street vendors located near the Pulga on Guadalupe St.

      D.  Requests by Council member Cecilia May Moreno

          1. Request for update on the 1997-98 CDBG Sidewalk Paving Project.

          2. Request for update on the resurfacing of the street in the Buena
             Vista Subdivision and an answer to their request for the placement
             of street humps.

          3. Update on the Lyon Street water tanks paint job.

          4. Discussion and possible action on a request by the residents in the
             Nixon High School vicinity to have street humps placed in their
             neighborhood.  The residents from the 1900-2300 Block of Malinche
             and the Buena Vista Subdivision are making this request.

      E.  Requests by Council member Eliseo Valdez Jr.

          1. Discussion and possible action on designating an area at City Hall
             for honoring police officers and firefighters who have fallen in
             the line of duty.

          2. Request for an update and status report on the Northeast Hillside
             Park Pedestrian Bridge and Zacate Creek Beautification Project.

          3. Status report on the District V Sidewalk Program.

          4. Presentation by Ms. Belinda Flores requesting the concrete lining
             of the Chaparral Drainage, with possible action.

      F.  Requests by Council member Joe A. Guerra

          1. Request for staff to conduct traffic studies on the following:
             a) Mayberry/Springfield and Fenwick/Del Mar for traffic signals,
             b) Sandy Lane/Lindenwood for a three way stop sign and
                Woodland and Highlands for a four way stop sign,
             with possible action.

          2. Request by Richard Kahn regarding enforcement of irrigation
             permits; request by Ezequiel Maldonado concerning the enforcement
             of the plumbing permits.

          3. Request by Dr. Hector Farias concerning several economic
             development sales tax issues, with possible action.

      G.  Requests by Council member Mario G. Alvarado

          1. Discussion  and possible action on recommendations from the PUD
             (Planned Unit Development) Ad Hoc Committee. (Co-sponsored by
             Council members Louis H. Bruni and Eliseo Valdez Jr.)

          2. Update from the Utilities Department staff on the possibility of
             working with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs,
             STEP, to provide services for the urban area residents on Mines
             Road.

          3. Discussion and possible action on park land dedication on Mines
             Road area to the City of Laredo by Robert Muller.

          4. Discussion and possible to establish an Angel Tree Program for city
             employees wishing to participate with helping needy children during
             the Christmas season. (Co-sponsored by Council members John C. Galo
             and Eliseo Valdez Jr.)

 XII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

     41.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget
          in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Occupant Protection STEP grant from
          the Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $2,500.00 with the City
          designating $2,500.00 in matching funds. The funding for this grant
          will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget in the
          amount of $5,000.00 for the Occupant Protection STEP grant from the
          Texas Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $2,500.00 with the City
          designating $2,500.00 in matching funds. The funding for this grant
          will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

     42.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget
          in the amount of $7,500.00, for the Speed STEP grant from the Texas
          Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $4,875.00 with the City
          designating $2,625.00 in matching funds.  the funding for this grant
          will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 annual budget in the
          amount of $7,500.00, for the Speed STEP grant from the Texas
          Department of Transportation.  The Texas Department of
          Transportation's contribution will be $4,875.00 with the City
          designating $2,625.00 in matching funds.  the funding for this grant
          will be from October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998.

     43.  Public hearing concerning an application by Casa Norte Del Sol, Ltd.,
          by Terneros, Inc., Danny Wyers, Vice President amending the Zoning
          Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 1, San
          Jose Subdivision, Phase II and all of San Jose Subdivision, Phases III
          and IV, located at 6301 Casa Del Sol Blvd., from AG (Agricultural
          District) and R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-1-MH
          (Single Family Manufacturing Housing District).

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning Lot 2, Block 1, San Jose Subdivision, Phase II and all of San
          Jose Subdivision, Phases III and IV, located at 6301 Casa Del Sol
          Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) and R-1A (Single Family Reduced
          Area District) to R-1-MH (Single Family Manufacturing Housing
          District).

     44.  Public hearing concerning an application by NW Properties, Ltd., Danny
          Wyers, President amending the zoning ordinance (map) of the City of
          Laredo by rezoning 12.966 acres as further described by metes and
          bounds located west of FM1472, north of Killam Industrial Blvd., from
          R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-1A (Single Family
          Reduced Area District), Planned Unit Development.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the zoning ordinance (map) of the City of Laredo by
          rezoning 12.966 acres as further described by metes and bounds located
          west of FM1472, north of Killam Industrial Blvd., from R-1A (Single
          Family Reduced Area District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area
          District), Planned Unit Development.

     45.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $1,600.00, for the purchase K-9 dog food and supplies
          for the year for the Financial Disruption Task Force for the period of
          January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $1,600.00, for the purchase K-9 dog food and supplies for
          the year for the Financial Disruption Task Force for the period of
          January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1998.

     46.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget
          in the amount of $4,000.00, for the purchase of three canine cages to
          be installed in task force vehicles for the Financial Disruption Task
          Force for the period of January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1998.

                          INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE
          Ordinance amending the City of Laredo's 1997-1998 Annual Budget in the
          amount of $4,000.00, for the purchase of three canine cages to be
          installed in task force vehicles for the Financial Disruption Task
          Force for the period of January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 1998.

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

     47.  98-RT-115  Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute a 1997-
                     98 urbanized area formula program grant (No.  TX-90-X438)
                     amendment from the Federal Transit Administration in the
                     maximum amount of $1,427,352.00, (Federal Share), and
                     providing for grant funds to be deposited in the Mass
                     Transit Department Accounts.

     48.  Authorizing the City of Laredo, Texas, to file and application with
          the Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration,
          United States of America, in the amount of $4,119,422.00 for fiscal
          year 1998-99, under the Federal Transit Act as codified at 49 U.S.C.
          Chapter 53, as amended; and authorizing the City Manager to execute
          the application and all related documents.

     49.  Final public hearing and motion to eliminate the following bus routes
          in accordance with Resolution No. RT-084 effective
          July 27, 1998:
                     Route 24-CC School Tripper
                     Route 26-West Laredo Tripper

 XIV. ADJOURNMENT

         This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110
         Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily
         accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on
         Friday, July 17, 1998, at 5:30 p.m.


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                                            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                            City Secretary