CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2000-R-28

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 16, 2000

5:30 P.M.

 

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present Mayor Elizabeth G.  Flores called the meeting to order.

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Mayor Elizabeth G.  Flores led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                     Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                        Council Member, District I

            Louis H.  Bruni,                                                            Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                              Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            Eliseo Valdez, Jr.,                                                         Council Member, District V

            Joe A.  Guerra,                                                             Mayor Pro Tempore, District VI

            Jose Alberto Valdez, Jr.,                                               Council Member, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                               Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                   City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                             City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                City Attorney

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of August 28, 2000 and September 5, 2000.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Cm.  Bruni not present.

 

 

 

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

Mayor Flores thanked Sister Rose Mary Welch for writing a thank you letter to the Council for the Council’s decision to support Casa De Misericordia in the amount of $10,000 from the Third Party Funding.  She commended the work that Casa De Misericordia does for the community of Laredo and encouraged Laredo to support the organization. 

 

Mayor Flores informed the Council of two bills that were passed that would hurt the community of Laredo.  The first bill was Bill 4868, which was to amend harmonized traffic schedules of the United States, to temporarily modify certain rates of duty, and to make other technical amendments to the trade law for other purposes.  It was a huge customs bill.  The adversary part of the Bill was the designation of San Antonio International Airport for Customs Processing of certain private aircraft arriving into the United States. 

 

The other bill that was also passed by very large numbers was the one in which Mexico was not allowed to remove the anti-dumping laws against Mexico for cement.  This again hurts communities like Laredo who can get cement shipped directly from Mexico at lower costs.    The Mayor stated that the best way for Laredo to create a voice and be heard in the Senate is to vote. 

 

Mayor Flores asked for a moment of silence for the United Stated Navy Sailors who lost their lives aboard the USS Cole last week. 

 

Invitations

 

Danny Gunn and Selena Yates, from the Rio Grande International El Dia del Rio, thanked the Council for their continued support and invited them to attend the 6th annual Dia Del Rio Day which started October 13th thru October 20, 2000. 

 

Recognitions

 

a.  Recognition of Mr. Federico Rangel and Mr. Pablo Hernandez, City employees from the

Traffic Safety Signs Division, for their honesty in returning a briefcase containing $4,000.00 in cash and valuable jewelry to its owner.

 

Mayor Flores recognized Mr.  Federico Rangel and Mr.  Pablo Hernandez for their honesty in returning a briefcase containing $4,000 in cash and valuable jewelry to its owner.  She commented that it was a demonstration of true character, integrity and that it exemplifies qualities of a model employee and citizen of Laredo.  She stated that the Council would present the gentlemen with a hundred dollar gift certificate in appreciation for their honesty. 

 

Communiqués

 

Cm.  Bruni submitted the Southwest Texas Rain Enhancement Association Reports so that they may be reviewed by the public at the City Secretary’s Office. 

 

Cm.  Galo reported that Laredo was host to a Junior League Tennis Tournament recently at the Market Street Tennis Courts.   He added that the event was very successful with hundreds of participants from all over the state. 

 

Michael Sosa Jr., who is a supervisor of Elementary Physical Education, read the following letter: 

I am writing this letter to thank you for the use of Thomas Pool.  It enabled Laredo Independent School District to start our first swimming program.  It was a roaring success due to help of the Parks and Recreation Department.  Mr. Sergio Tijerina and his staff were very helpful, and this enabled our program to run very smoothly.

 

The Thomas Pool was kept in excellent condition for the month that we used it.  Laredo Independent School District is working towards expanding the program to use all the city pools in the Laredo Independent School District area, and I know that we will have the help and support of the council, Mr.  Trevino and his staff. 

 

Thank you,

Michael A.  Sosa Jr.,

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

            None

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.  Public hearing to amend the City of Laredo's 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of

$204,825.00 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of June 1, 2000 through November 30, 2000.  The Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division approved this adjustment on September 18, 2000.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo's 2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $204,825.00 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of June 1, 2000 through November 30, 2000.

 

Motion to table.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

2.  Public hearing authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo's FY2000-

2001 annual budget in the amount of $200,000.00 for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  This project funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $127,955.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $72,045.00 to fund this grant from October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo's FY2000-2001 annual budget in the amount of $200,000.00 for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  This project funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The U.S. Department of Justice will designate $127,955.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $72,045.00 to fund this grant from October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

3.  Public hearing amending Chapter 5.5, Ambulances Article I.-In General, of the Laredo

Code of Ordinances, by specifically amending Section 5.5-28(a) to standardize basic rates as determined by Medicare; amending Sections 5.5-28(c)(1); 5.5-28(c)(2), 5.5-28(c)(3), and 5.5-28(c)(4) and creating Section 5.5-28(e); and providing for publication and effective date of January 1, 2001.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending Chapter 5.5, Ambulances Article I. -In General, of the Laredo Code of Ordinances, by specifically amending Section 5.5-28(a) to standardize basic rates as determined by Medicare; amending Sections 5.5-28(c)(1); 5.5-28(c)(2), 5.5-28(c)(3), and 5.5-28(c)(4) and creating Section 5.5-28(e); and providing for publication and effective date of January 1, 2001.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Roger Garcia, Acting Health Director, gave a presentation before City Council.  He stated that a consultant has reviewed our diagnostic codes, transport codes and our basic rates, which have been in effect for five years, and he recommends several changes.  He added that the City should conform to Medicare’s fee rate, which will be increasing January 01, 2001.  Medicare and Medicaid payments represent 60% of the reimbursements that the city receives.  He also discussed other changes that will affect the ordinance.

 

Rosario Cabello, Finance Director, stated that the City has receivables of $7,000,000 that are 360 days and older that have not been collected.  She added that the amendment would allow staff to come back to Council with the amount that will be written off.

     

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, informed the Council that the proposed ordinance is meant to clean up the language where it deals with Medicare and Medicaid.  It will allow staff to address the remaining balance.  It will also create a position in the Finance Department as Revenue Recovery Officer who will go through all the receivables and recover as much money as possible.  

 

Mr.  Tom Waite addressed the Council stating that he disagreed with a $45 non-transport charge.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

4.  Public hearing amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section 2-58(a), Holidays, of

the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adding two additional holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Friday before Easter Sunday, for all City of Laredo employees.  Except as otherwise stated in any collective bargaining agreement.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section 2-58(a), Holidays, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo by adding two additional holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Friday before Easter Sunday, for all City of Laredo employees.  Except as otherwise stated in any collective bargaining agreement.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

 

 

5.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo's FY00-01 budget for the NPDES Fund to

appropriate $437,120.00 from the fund balance to award a professional services contract to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, to provide consulting services for the Chacon Creek Flood Mitigation Project.  The project is to implement the flood protection plan developed under a grant from Texas Water Development Board.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo's FY00-01 budget for the NPDES Fund to appropriate $437,120.00 from the fund balance to award a professional services contract to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, to provide consulting services for the Chacon Creek Flood Mitigation Project.

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Bruni

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

6.  Public hearing regarding the proposed substantial amendment of the 21st, 22nd, 23rd,

and 24th Action Years Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) one-year action plans, also deleting the Blaine/Milmo/Loop 20 Improvements from the 24th Action Year CDBG one year action plan and deleting the East Martin Field Improvements from the 23rd Action Year CDBG one year action plan for purpose of reprogramming funds in the amount of $150,000.00 to the 26th Action Year.  The reprogramming funds will be used for the South Laredo Pedestrian Bridge and Improvements, Al King Park Improvements, and Lafayette Overpass Pedestrian Safety Fence.

 

     Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

7.  Public hearing to amend the fiscal year 2001 General Fund Budget, Capital Leases Fund

and establishing a new fund, 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.  The proposed amendment will draw down $2,415,000.00 from General Fund and transfer $250,000.00 Capital Lease Fund and $2,165,000.00 to the 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund. (Approval of Resolutions 2000-R-146, 2000-R-147, 2000-R-148 are needed before Public Hearing)

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the fiscal year 2001 General Fund Budget, Capital Leases Fund and establishing a new fund, 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.  The proposed amendment will draw down $2,415,000.00 from General Fund and transfer $250,000.00 Capital Lease Fund and $2,165,000.00 to the 2000 Certificate of Obligation Fund.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as amended by changing the words Capital Leases to Contractual Obligation in the Introduction of Ordinance.

 

Moved:  Cm.   Bruni

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

8.  A.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.  Status report on the demolition of the Chacon Meadow Bridge.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, said that the contract has been awarded to Summit Construction; however, we have received word from TxDOT that the demolition has not been scheduled yet.  He informed Council that the City always notifies the public of future closures and detours.   

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, stated that the additional funding is in question for the project.  However, the issues will be resolved in the next few days with TxDOT. 

 

 

 

 

2.  Status report on the Chacon Creek land acquisition and bike and hike trail.

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, stated that they need to obtain 50 parcels to complete the acquisition phase.  To date, they have obtained 23 parcels and have received the funding to finally complete the project.  He further stated an agreement would be processed for the bike and hike trail in the next 30 days. 

 

3.  Staff report on the stench that affects the western boundary of District III, the

     Azteca Neighborhood and Downtown, with possible action.

 

Pablo Martinez, from the Utilities Department reported that the department is working very diligently to alleviate the stench throughout Laredo.  He said that the City has a contract with Camp, Dresser and McKee, an Engineering Consultant Firm, which would be submitting a full report by the end of the month.  They are also working in conjunction with the Environmental Department to inform them on what storm drains contain water. 

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that some of the manholes had being constructed of sand brick, and over the course of time, there has been some permeation that occurs within that brick and it leaks into our storm drains.  The City did a dry weather outfall monitoring inspection in 1999 and then again in 2000.  The report confirmed six different areas of outfalls and also detected a positive sewage presence within those outfalls.   Staff will be starting on a grid within the Azteca and will begin a cleaning process systematically into all of the areas. 

 

Motion to instruct staff to come back in 30 days with a plan of action.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     8                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

4.  Staff report on the possibility of installing voice mail at the Police Station for

     each officer as to allow citizens to leave messages.

 

Police Chief Agustin Dovalina reported that they are looking into this particular issue.  He said that he has contacted several companies and would be obtaining several cost estimates.  He added that he would report back to Council next week.  

 

The Mayor stressed the importance of all city employees having voice mail.

 

                  B.  Request by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.

 

1.  Discussion with possible action to increase the hazardous material permit fees

     currently charged for storage and transportation.

 

Fire Chief Tomas Ramirez confirmed that the current hazardous material fee is $500.  He suggested increasing the fee to $1000.  He also informed Council that the department has limited manpower.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that the staff would bring recom-mendations to Council by the first meeting in November. 

 

The Mayor requested a copy of the fee schedule to be provided to all Council Members.   

 

Thomas Wade strongly opposed increasing the hazardous material permit fee. 

 

2.  Discussion with possible action to request from TNRCC the relocation of the Air

     Quality Monitors to the Mines Road area for a better reading of air quality.

 

Roger Garcia, Acting Health Director, reported that the City has two Air Quality Monitors.  One was implemented in 1994 at the Laredo Community College and the other one was implemented in 1998 at Bridge II.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that Laredo is fortunate not to have been cited with a non-attainment status, which affects all kinds of federal grants.  He added that moving the monitors may have an adverse action on the City.

 

Mayor Flores suggested that staff consult with TNRCC about the monitors. 

      

      C.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.  Status report from the Civic Center on the benches and lights improvements.

 

Freddie Gutierrez, Civic Center Manager, reported that five benches would be arriving this week and would be installed immediately.

 

2.  Discussion on requesting staff to initiate more public announcements in Spanish

     through the Public Access Channel and the Public Information Office.

 

Jerry Leal, Public Access Channel, reported that all Public Service Announcements that are submitted to Public Access Channel must be in English and Spanish. 

 

3.  Discussion on the status of the taxicab stand on the 700 block of Salinas in

     reference to Juan Medina from Checker Taxi, with possible action.

 

Cm.  Ramirez stated that Mr.  Medina has been operating a taxi stand at Jarvis Plaza for a long time, even before El Metro opened the office. 

 

Mr.  Medina requested that he be allowed to use Jarvis Plaza Taxi Stand. 

 

 

 

 

Juan Morales, from the Traffic Department, affirmed the City’s desire to work with Mr.  Medina on several occasions; to no avail.  He said the issue was presented to the Transportation & Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, which is responsible for Vehicle for Hire Issues.  The Committee recommended that staff was to make every stand a first-come first-serve basis.  Finally, he informed the Council that an ad-hoc committee will be meeting in the next month, and they will begin the arduous task of creating a win-win situation for taxi cabs drivers.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager,  stated there is a general concern by city staff as to whether the City is obligated to provide public streets and public parking to be used as private taxi cab stands and whether this will serve a greater good of the community.

 

Motion to instruct staff to assign Jarvis Plaza Taxi Stand to Checkered  Taxi owned by  Mr.  Juan Medina.

 

Moved:  Cm. Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  J. Valdez

 

Jaime Flores, City Attorney, informed  Council that the City has an ordinance that prevents the assignment of an area to one particular individual.  He stated that the motion would be in violation of the City ordinance. 

 

X.        INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

            Cm.  Bruni left at this time.

 

9.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Hill-Rom Company,

Inc., for approximately 1,428 square feet constituting the southeast portion of Building          No. 60 located at 4810 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on March 1, 2000 and ending May 31, 2001, and may be extended for one (1) term of one (1) year ending February 28, 2002 and an additional term for one (1) year and three (3) months ending July 1, 2003. Extension shall be upon the terms and conditions of this agreement.  However, it is agreed by the parties that the lease may be terminated by either party on not less than sixty (60) days written notice from the party terminating to the other.   Monthly rent shall be $1,071.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

 

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10.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Barker

Aeromotive for approximately 10,500 square feet of land located at 4015 North Jarvis Avenue for the purpose of installing aboveground fuel storage tanks.  Lease is for nineteen (19) years and eleven (11) months commencing September 1, 2000 and ending July 31, 2020 and may be extended for two (2) consecutive five (5) year terms ending July 31, 2025 and July 31, 2030.  Monthly rent shall be $420.00 and shall be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.  Further rent adjustments shall be made by Fair Market Value appraisal on the 10th and 20th anniversaries.

 

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11.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Vance Executive

Protection, Inc., for approximately 5.0 acres of land located on Block No. 1 (portion of ramp area) located north of the Passenger Terminal Building at the Laredo International Airport.  The area will be used to conduct corporate executive driver training.  Lease term is for one (1) day commencing on October 22, 2000 and ending October 22, 2000.  Rental fee shall be $1,500.00.

 

Date should be October 22, 2001.

 

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12.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber

d/b/a/ Bed Factory for approximately 9,216 square feet constituting Building No. 1326 located at 103 Maher Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $1,690.00.  New monthly rent shall be $1,875.00.

 

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13.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber d/b/a

Bed Factory for approximately 9,216 square feet constituting Building No. 1335 located at 3918 North Jarvis Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $1,840.00.  New monthly rent shall be $2,024.00.

 

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14.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Charles Haber d/b/a

Bed Factory for approximately 9,600 square feet constituting Building No. 1336 located at 3920 North Jarvis Avenue.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $2,475.00.  New monthly rent shall be $2,725.00.

 

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15.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with the Laredo Police

Department for approximately 16,000 square feet constituting Building No. 60 located at 4810 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for eleven (11) months and four (4) years commencing November 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2005, and may be extended for four (4) options of five (5) years each ending on September 30, 2010, September 30, 2015, September 30, 2020, and September 30, 2025.  New monthly rent shall be $3,512.00 commencing November 1, 2000 thru July 31, 2001 and monthly rent shall be $4,583.00 commencing August 1, 2001 thru September 30, 2001.  Rent shall be adjusted according to changes in the Consumer Price Index commencing October 1, 2001.  Previous tenant was Granitos Naturales of North America paying monthly rent of $4,000.00.

 

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16.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with South Texas

Workforce Development Board for approximately 10,552 square feet constituting Building No. 979 located at 4717 Daugherty Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on September 1, 2000 and ending on August 31, 2001.  Lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a thirty (30) day written notice.  Current monthly rent is $4,382.90.  New monthly rent shall be $4, 525.00.

 

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17.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign-Trade Zone Operators

Agreement with Nippon Express USA, Inc. to operate an approximately 10,000 square 0foot facility within Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94 - Site 3 located at the Killam Industrial Park for a term of one (1) year, with two-one year renewal options ending on October 3, 2003.  The Foreign-Trade Zone Board in Washington, D.C. has approved this site.

 

The ending date should read October 31, 2003.

 

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18.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Aero JBR for

approximately 400 square feet constituting Building No. 125 located at 4619 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending on September 30, 2001 and may be extended for two (2) terms of one (1) year each ending on September 30, 2002 and September 30, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $500.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index.

 

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19.  Amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-181 in order to reflect that Spigel Properties is the

actual Lessee as the assignee of Riverdrive Mall, Inc. under the lease agreement between the City of Laredo and Riverdrive Mall, Inc., for two blocks of Vega Land adjacent to the Rio Grande River, for use as a parking lot located upon blocks number 08, and 08A, situated in the western division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

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20.  Amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-182 in order to reflect that Spigel Properties is the

actual lessee as the assignee of Riverdrive Mall, Inc. under the lease agreement between the City of Laredo and Riverdrive Mall, Inc., for two blocks number "X" & "Y", situated in the western division, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.

 

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X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES

 

            Internet Availability:  http://wwwcityoflaredo.com

 

            Motion to waive final reading of ordinances 2000-O-236, 2000-O-237, 2000-O-251,

2000-O-242 and 2000-O-245.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Cm.  Bruni was not present.

 

21.  2000-O-236  Adopting the City of Laredo Policy on Workplace Violence.  (As

     Amended)  (City Council)

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2000-O-236.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Galo 

                                         Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                         For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2000-O-237  Adopting the City of Laredo Policy on Sexual and Other Forms of

     Harassment.  (As Amended)  (City Council)

 

     Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2000-O-237.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Galo 

                                         Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                         For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2000-O-251  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Chapter 14 (Garbage,

Trash, and Refuse), Article I, Section 14-3 by adding subparagraph (h) that thereby enables the City to assign certain households one (1) new 96-gallon roll-out refuse collection cart, that will remain the property of the City of Laredo, at no charge to the citizens, as part of a new service enhancement, semi-automated collection pilot program; Establishing rates of $7.00 per month for each additional cart requested by each household and $50.00 for replacement of carts that are stolen, misplaced or damaged; Providing for severability, effective date and publication.  (City Council)

 

     Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2000-O-251.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Galo 

                                         Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                         For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2000-O-245  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

Lots 2, 4, 6, and the S1/3 of 8, Block 947, Western Division, located at 3701 Davis St. from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)

 

 Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2000-O-245.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Galo 

                                         Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                         For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2000-O-242  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

all of Block 200, Western Division located at 1102 Santa Maria Ave., from R-O (Residential/Office District) to CBD (Central Business District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Juan Ramirez)

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2000-O-242.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Galo 

                                        Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                        For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

22.  2000-R-142  A resolution designating Larry Dovalina, City Manager, as the official

representative before the North American Development Bank for the purpose of receiving, administering, and taking action on the $6,231,450.00 Border Environmental Infrastructure Fund (BEIF) Grant for the Colonias Project.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-142.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

23.  2000-R-143  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to disburse a payment in the

amount of $90,200.00 to the Texas Department of Transportation, as the City of Laredo's contribution to the cost of the Interchange at U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 359 Project.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-143.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 

 

 

24.  2000-R-144  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the U.S.

Department of Justice, Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $127,955.00 with the City of Laredo designating $72,045.00 in matching funds for a total of $200,000.00 to fund this project.  This project funds the salaries, fringe benefits, overtime, and equipment for support personnel.  The funding period for this project is October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-144.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

25.  2000-R-145  A resolution authorizing the use of surplus proceeds from the Capital

Improvement Fund - U.S. Highway 83 - State Highway 359 Interchange Project in the amount of $100,000.00 to fund the construction of a mezzanine level for the Traffic Safety Department Warehouse.  Funding is available in the CIF Fund.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-145.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

26.  2000-R-146  A resolution directing publication of notice of intention to issue City of

Laredo, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificate of Obligation Series 2000, in the principal amount of $9,265,000.00 for paying all or a portion of the City's Contractual Obligations for the purpose of constructing and equipping a new municipal court; construction and improving the City's streets to-wit: Shiloh Widening, Santa Maria Reconstruction, Jacaman Road (through Airport property), Springfield Calle del Norte, Cuatro Vientos Road, Meadow at Tex-Mex (Traffic Analysis, Feasibility Study, and Overpass Design), McPherson Widening, Springfield Avenue Extension, Bartlett from Hillside to Gale, and the acquisition, design and construction of Inner City Park, and the payment of legal, fiscal, architectural and engineering fees in connection with such projects.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-146 with the amendment of $9,400,000 instead of 9,265,000.00.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

For:     7                               Against:  1                                Abstain:  0

                                                                                    Cm.  Galo

 

 

 

27.  2000-R-147  A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse cost of construction of

a New Municipal Court, Improving City Streets and Acquisition and Construction of an Inner City Park.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-147.

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  1                                Abstain:  0

                                            Cm.  Galo

 

28.  2000-R-148  A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse cost of purchase of

    two City of Laredo, Fire Department Ambulances.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-148.

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  1                                Abstain:  0

                                                                                    Cm. Galo

 

29.  2000-R-149  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to use proceeds from the City

of Laredo, Series 98 Certificate of Obligation, School Drop Off's project, in the amount of $32,000.00 to pay for the City of Laredo's contribution toward the cost of State Highway 359 and Concord Hills signalization ($20,000.00) and to fund additional unexpected costs for the FM1472 and Muller signalization project ($12,000.00).

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-149.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

30.  2000-R-150  A resolution accepting a donation of a 0.1331 acre tract of land as a public

right-of-way easement from Central Power & Light Company for the Del Mar Boulevard Expansion Project.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2000-R-150.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

XII.     MOTIONS

 

31.  Consideration to refund property tax to the following taxpayers and companies:

 

a.   A refund in the amount of $545.93 for Three Forwarding Company due to a Webb

County Appraisal Review Board order.  This personal property did not exist on the first of the year.

 

b.  A refund in the amount of $527.61 for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Wells Fargo,

          formerly known as Norwest, paid in error.

 

c.  A refund in the amount of $608.44 for Juan M. & Aurora Gonzalez.  Bank of  

    America paid this account twice.

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra requested that staff to inquire about the multiple refunds from the Appraisal District.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

32.  Consideration to approve monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be

adjusted for the month of September 2000, which represents a decrease in levy, is $22,313.04.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by Court Orders.

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra requested that staff to inquire about the multiple refunds from the Appraisal District.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

33.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve amendment No. 3 to the

existing contract with Turner Collie & Braden Inc., for completion of the Environmental Information Document and preparation of step 2 of an application for supplemental funding from the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC) for the Colonias Project.  The amendment will reduce the amount of the contract with Turner Collie  & Braden Inc., from $264,000.00 to $199,500.00.  The reduction in the contract will also reduce the scope of services by reducing $30,000.00 from the Preliminary Engineering Report and eliminating $25,000.00 for the preparation of the O&M Plan.  Funding is available from the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC) Grant.

 

       Motion to approve  amendment to of change $264,000 to $244,500 and changing

       $30,000 to $20,000.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

34.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with the State

of Texas General Services Commission on behalf of the Texas Department of Health, Public Health Region 11, for 2,205 square feet of office space at the City of Laredo Health Complex located at 2600 Cedar St.  The term of the lease renewal will be from September 1, 2000, through August 31, 2001.  The lessee shall pay a sum in the amount of $884.25 per month.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

35.  Consideration to award annual contracts (FY01-002) for the purchase of automotive

parts for the Fleet Maintenance Division, to the following LOW BIDDERS:  Laredo Wholesale, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $77,003.11, A&A Automotive, San Antonio, Texas, in the base amount of $14,983.40, and O'Reilly Auto Parts, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $8,052.00.  These replacement parts will be purchased on an as needed basis for all City fleet vehicles.  The contract items include: oil/fuel filters, front end parts, hoses, clamps, belts, lamps/bulbs, services lubricants, and brakes.  Funding is available in the Fleet Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

36.  Consideration to award contract number FY01-003, to Pace Analytical Services, Inc.,

Houston, Texas, in the base amount of $11,570.00, for providing laboratory analytical services for groundwater samples collected at the City Landfill.  This service is required to comply with requirements of the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC).  The City did receive a lower bid from Gemini Labs, Corpus Christi, Texas, however this firm's LSOP (Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures) have not been approved by the TNRCC.  Funding for this contract is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

37.  Consideration to award annual contract number FY01-005 to the LOW BIDDER, Valu

Care Cleaners, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $47,700.00 for providing laundry dry cleaning services for the Police Department uniforms.  Funding is available in the Police Department's Budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

38.  Consideration to award janitorial supply contracts (FY00-062) to the LOW BIDDERS,

Unisource, Corpus Christi, Texas, Gulf Coast Paper, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Star Janitorial Supplies, Laredo, Texas, for providing general janitorial supplies to all city departments.  All items will be purchased on an as needed basis.  This contract establishes the fixed base price for janitorial supplies most commonly utilized by city departments.  These vendors offered the best discounts from their general catalogues.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

39.  Consideration for approval of Amendment No. 1, a net increase of $41,200.00 to the

engineering and surveying contract with Howland Surveying Company, Inc., Laredo, Texas, to provide additional professional services for the City of Laredo Landfill as per requirements of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation.  The services to include the design of drainage channels to convey storm water around the perimeter of the landfill, developing TNRCC permit modification document and construction staking of the proposed drainage channels.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

40.  Consideration to approve change order #3, to the Bridge System Toll Equipment

Contract with Transcore.  This change order will extend the Transcore contract time from October 6, 2000 to March 2, 2001 with no financial impact.  This extension will reflect requested changes by the City and will allow completion of all outstanding items by the final contract completion date, thereby providing a clean transition to the warranty and maintenance phase.  Furthermore, this extension will in no way negatively impact the overall project.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

41.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with Pinkerton   

for two office spaces totaling approximately 500 square feet and located at the International Bridges I & II.

 

 

1.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on November 1, 2000 and ending on

     October 31, 2000.

 

2.  Monthly rent will be $2,000.00 for both properties.

 

3.  City of Laredo may terminate this lease within ninety (90) days with written

     notice.

 

       Motion to table.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

42.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to amend the 1996 Community Housing

Development Organization (CHDO) Contract with the Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation to extend the deadline to expend the funds in the amount of $91,575.00 to September 30, 2001.  The amendment to the contract is necessary due to the unavailability HEBEL brick and skilled labor to work with the Hebel process and materials as the Corporation had envisioned originally.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Agredano

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

43.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into and execute a construction

takeover agreement with Evergreen National Indemnity Company as the performance and payment bond surety for Cantu-America Construction Company, for the completion of the East-Hachar Recreation Center Construction Project.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

44.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services contract

with Stafford Sports, LLC, of Medford, New Jersey, in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Five Hundred and no/100ths ($137,500) Dollars, for Laredo Entertainment Center Arena Management Consultant Services, to advise and assist the City Manager in developing an agreement with Arena Ventures, LLC for the Laredo Entertainment Center.  Funding is available in the General Fund and from the Laredo Entertainment Center bond proceeds.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

 

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

45.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit an application to the Federal

Aviation Administration for an Innovative Finance Project to acquire approximately 180 acres for airport development, runway protection zone, noise impacted land and land for buffer zone located in the immediate vicinity of the Laredo International Airport.  The proposed innovative finance project combines both federal and local resources and strategies to enable the acquisition of the subject land.

     

       Motion to approve.

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Galo

       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

       For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XIII.    STAFF REPORT

           

46.  Discussion with possible action on the proposed Bond Issuance for FY2000/2001 to be

       supported by Bridge Revenues (CIF).

 

This item was discussed with other items 26, 27, 28 and 7 as presented by Peter Tart and Heberto Ramirez.

 

Peter Tart stated that the Certificates of Obligation are kept within the same parameters, or they are taken back to Council for new direction.  He added that they might also be placed in the Interest and Sinking Fund for repayment.  With these projects as approved, the amount of Certificates of Obligation that we will be authorizing will be $9,400,000 under Item 26 on the resolution, which provides $9,265,000 for the exact construction cost.  We talked to Noe Hinojosa this afternoon, and he said that the total amount of our issuance is $9,400,000, which would include all the issuance cost in reference to funding 9,265,000 of hard cost.  

 

47.  Discussion with possible action on the zoning near the proposed United Independent

       School District's Sport Complex. 

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, gave a presentation on a review of the properties around the proposed courts facility of United Independent School District that are currently zoned R-1 for industrial type purposes. 

 

48.  Status report of the Colonias Project to include the grants received, the project scope,

its timetable, and authorizing the City Manager to proceed with a plan for possible oversizing of the lines to accommodate future growth.

 

Mr.  Keith Kendle, Project Manager for Turner Collie & Braden, gave a project update to Council.

 

Project Overview

 

·        Provide  first-time water and sewer service to 15 colonias adjacent to the City of Laredo in Mines Road and Sh 359 areas.

 

·        Estimated population to be served is 5,649 residents by the year 2016

 

·        Total project cost is $21,581,262 funded by:

 

TWDB-EDAP                                          $14,738,837

Webb County                                            $     610,975

NADBANK                                             $   6,231,450

 

Proposed Water Improvements

 

§         Design and Construction of Approximately 286,000 Linear Feet (54 Miles) of water transmission and distribution lines

 

§         Designs and construction of 300,000 gallons of elevated storage

 

§         Design and construction of 500 GPM Booster Pump station and 100 GPM Booster Pump Station

 

Proposed Wastewater Improvements

 

·        Design and Construction of approximately 223,000 Linear feet (42 miles) of wastewater gravity Lines and Force Mains

 

·        Design and construction of six (6) lift stations and a 125,000 GPD Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

·        Design and Construction of thirty-two (32) on-site systems (Los Corralitos)

 

Project Schedule

 

§         Project Duration is thirty-six (36) months

 

§         Procurement of Engineering design firms scheduled for completion November 15, 2000

 

§         One year for completion of design surveys, geotechnical investigations, engineering design and acquisition of land, utility easements or rights-of-way.

 

§         Two years for completion of construction for all water and wastewater improvements, including sewer and water service connections.

 

§         Project schedule basically from November 2000 thru November 2003 for completion.

 

Estimated Construction Contracts – SH 359

 

·        A total of seven (7) construction contracts are currently proposed.

 

15-inch Wastewater Trunk Line to Chacon Creek – TWDB

 

Water Distgribution and Wastewater Collection for Pueblo Nuevo – TWDB and NADBank

 

Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection for Remaining SH 359 Colonias (except Los Tanquecitos 1) – TWDB and NADBank

 

12-inch Water Transmission Lines along SH 359 – TWDB

 

16-inch Water Transmission Line along SH 359 – NADBank

 

200,000 Gallon Ground Storage Tank and 500 gpm Booster Pump Station – TWDB

 

250,000 Gallon Elevated Storage Tank – TWDB

 

Estimated Construction Contracts – Mines Road

 

·        A total of five (5) construction contracts are currently proposed

 

Water Distribution for Mines Road Colonias (except Los Corralitos) – TWDB and NADBank

 

Water Transmission Lines and 50,000 Gallon Ground Storage Tank and 100 gpm Booster Pump Station – TWDB

 

Los Corralitos on site systems – TWDB

 

0.125 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant – NADBank

 

Wastewater Collection for Four (4) remaining Colonias – NADBank

 

Remaining Tasks/Issues

 

·        Coordination of TWDB, NADBank and County Funding

 

·        Acquisition of Land, Utility Easements and right-of-way

 

·        Corrdination with County for proposed water and wastewater improvements (Los Corralitos and Los Tanquecitos I)

 

·        Survey of Residents to determine eligibility for grant funds to provide water and swer service connections.

 

·        Identification of indoor plumbing needs (costs) and funding source

 

·        Requests for over-sizing of proposed improvements for adjacent development (impact, costs, payment)

 

·        Coordination of construction schedules.

 

49.  Status report by the Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation on the progress of the

       Three Points Affordable Housing Project.

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director,  introduced Pete Saenz, Chairperson for Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation.  He introduced the following members:  Rene Herrera, Arturo Santos,  Jose Lara and Oralia Garcia.  He stated that for the last two years we have been working on Los Obispos in the Affordable Housing Project Council.  He added that they have expanded over 2.4 million dollars and they have built 50 homes through the assistance of the home federal program and the local bankers.  Finally, he stated that they have a new location at the Three Points area and they will be building 30 new homes. 

 

           50.  Presentation on the status of acquiring additional EMS vehicles.

 

Larry Dovalina stated with the action taken tonight we would immediately initiate the process of acquiring two new ambulances.  We are trying to make some projections on the ordinance proposal to attempt to identify the additional amount of money that will come in to see if we can add an additional ambulance and crew. 

 

51.  Presentation on proposed programs related to water utility billing to assist customers on

       a fixed income with possible action.

 

Margarita Ayala, from Utilities Department, reported that they are still gathering information and are looking at the implementation date of January 1, 2001.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager added that the City has current programs that will allow a payment plan. The easiest is the average billing.

 

XIV.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, when it deems it necessary to consult privately with its attorney about any item upon this agenda, pursuant to the provisions of Section 551.071(2) of the Texas Government Code.

 

 

52.  Request for Executive Session under V.A.T.C.S. Texas Government Code Section

551.071(a)&(b), for consultation with City Attorney to discuss settlement offer and pending litigation in Cause Number 99-CVQ-00723-D3, in the 341st District Court, Styled Gilbert Leyendecker v. Jimmy Closner, and the City of Laredo, ET.AL., and return to open session for possible action thereon.

 

Motion to go into Executive Session under V. A. T. C. S.  Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (a) & (b), for consultation with City Attorney to discuss settlement offer and pending litigation in Case Number 99-CVO-00723-D3, in the 341st District Court, Styled Gilbert Leyendecker v.  Jimmy Closner, and the City of Laredo, ET. AL and return to open session for possible action theron.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

                                                                                        

After executive session the Mayor announced that no formal action was taken.

 

Motion to authorize the City Manager to accept the terms of the media settlement offer and the agreements for pending litigation in Case Number 99-CVQ-00723-D3, in the 341st District Court, Styled Gilbert Leyendecker vs.  Jimmy Closner, and the City of Laredo, ET.  AL.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     6                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  1

                                                                                         Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

 

XV.      ADJOURNMENT                                                                                         Time:  9:38 p.m.

 

            Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 25 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council Meeting held on the 16th day of October, 2000.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ___________________________________

                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                    City Secretary