CITY OF LAREDO

                                               CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                              M2001-R-12

                                             CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                 1110 HOUSTON STREET

                                                  LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

                                                            MAY 7, 2001

                                                               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

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            Eliseo Valdez, Jr.,                                                         Council Member, District V

            Joe A.  Guerra,                                                             Mayor Pro Tempore, District VI

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

            Juan Ramirez,                                                               Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                   City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                             City Manager

            Valeria Gutierrez,                                                          Assistant City Attorney

                       

            Motion to excuse Cm.  Galo.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

            Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez, Jr.

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

            None

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Announcements

 

a.  Recognizing the affiliation between the City of Laredo, Texas USA and the City of

     Chenzhou, Hunan Providence, China as sister cities.

 

Mayor Flores and the Council recognized the affiliation between the City of Laredo and the City of Chenzhou, Hunan Providence, China as a sister city.  The following officials from China were present:

 

     Liu Zhenghua                                   Vice Mayor Chenzhou People’s Government

     Yang Zhongmou                              Secretary-general Ghenzhou People’s Government

     Pan Wangsheng                               Director Chenzhou Foreign Affairs Office

     Li Xuefei                                         Translator Chenzhou Foreign Affairs Office

    

Invitations

 

The Mayor invited Council and the public to attend a special proclamation in honor of the Jewish Community at the City Council Chambers at 9:30 a.m the next day.  She added that the Jewish Community would be joining her in remembrance of all the victims of the Holocaust. 

 

Recognitions

 

a.  Recognizing the Health Department's Children's Health Insurance Outreach Program

staff for being awarded the "High Hurdle Champion" Gold Award for counties with a population of 100,000 to 200,000; for exceeding the county challenge goal of having 67 percent of uninsured children in their county apply for the TexCare Partnership Program.

 

Roger Garcia, Interim Health Director, recognized the following employees from the Health Department:  Rosario Rocha, Margarita Janhunen,  Martha Vela,  Diana Flores and Eduardo Barrera.  He congratulated staff for their hard work and diligence in assisting 7,900 children in the CHIP program, plus and additional 2000 in Medicaid and 1000 in the Healthy Kid Program. 

 

b.  Recognition of Nye Elementary School for winning the $10,000.00 "Make a Difference

     Day" award for adopting the Casa Hogar Elim Orphanage in Nuevo Laredo. 

 

Mayor Flores and Council recognized the students from Nye Elementary School for winning the $10,000.00 “Make a Difference Day” award.   

 

c.  Recognition of Laredo Development Foundation's Small Business Development Center

and the Small Business Administration San Antonio District to announce the following winners:

 

Araceli Lozano, Director for the Laredo Development Foundation Small Business Development Center, thanked the Mayor and the Council for their support.  She recognized the following individuals for winning the following awards:

 

1.  Eloy Rodriguez, CPA

                 Accountant Advocate of the Year

                 SBA San Antonio District  

                 

2.  Gilberto Sanchez

                             Falcon National Bank

                             Financial Services Advocate of the Year

 

3.  Charles W. Owen

                             Laredo Morning Times

                             Small Business Journalist of the Year

 

4.  Susana V. Garcia

                             Friends Association, LLC "Skating Palace"

                             Small Business Person of the Year

 

d.  Recognition of the Laredo Fire Department and the U.S. Border Patrol on their

certification as Emergency Medical Technicians by the State of Texas.  This training provided by the Fire Department initiated a partnership with the Border Area Rescue Team Program provided by the U.S.  Border Patrol as First Responders.

 

The Mayor and City Council presented a Seven Flag Certificate to the following individuals for obtaining their certification as Emergency Medical Technicians:

 

Laredo Fire Department                                                      Border Patrol

 

Ricardo Cedillo                                                                   Joseph Borowski

Jesus Flores                                                                         Mark Dawson

Bino Z.  Gonzalez                                                                Craig Lackey

David Gonzalez                                                                   Dane Rasmussen

Pedro Gonzalez                                                                   Andres Rodriguez

Jesus J.  Guerra                                                                   Mario A.  Rodriguez

Juan Hinojosa                                                                      Jesus Hernandez

Adrian Huizar                                                                      Meredith David

Henry Jolomna

Edgar Martinez

Armando Martinez

Jose Monez

Beltazar Ramirez

Ramon Rojas

 

Communiqués

 

a.  Presentation by representatives of Sony on their Sony Global Volunteer Day scheduled

for May 9, 2001, which will include tree planting by over 100 Sony employees in City parks.

 

Salvador Ortiz, representing Sony Corporation, informed the Council that Sony would be celebrating their Sony Global Volunteer Day by planting over 50 trees in City Parks.    

 

Cm.  Agredano informed the Mayor that while she was in New York, he represented her by reading a proclamation at the HOST Program.  He added that they presented her the Mil Gracias Award for their appreciation of her support and generosity at the U. I. S. D. Host Program for the year 2000 – 2001. 

 

Cm.  Bruni submitted the South West Texas Rain Enhancement Association reports for the record.  A complete report can be viewed at the City Secretary’s Office. 

 

Cm.  Valdez congratulated Larry Dovalina, City Manager; Beto Ramirez, Budget Director; and Rosario Cabello, Finance Director, for their hard work and diligence in preparation for the comprehensive presentations given in New York for the bond payment.  He added that their efforts contributed as much as a $400,000 savings on the bond payment each year.  

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra also congratulated the Mayor for her extra efforts on the presentations.  

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra congratulated Captain Steve Landin of the Fire Department for completion of his Bachelor Degree in Fire Administration.  Also, he recognized Captain Landin for his efforts in assisting Webb County’s Quad Cities in obtaining their new fire truck.  He submitted two newspaper clippings that can be seen at the City Secretary’s Office.

 

     Mayor Flores acknowledged Teachers’ Appreciation Week. 

 

     Mayor Flores congratulated all mothers for Mother’s Day.

 

Mayor Flores thanked A. J.’s  1st Grade Class at San Augustine for asking her to read a   book to his class. 

 

Mayor Flores mentioned a press release that was sent on May 7th about Congressman Henry Bonilla in reference to a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $2,500,000 to be used for the City’s FAR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program.

 

Mayor Flores announced that Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse would be coming to Laredo.  She stated that they will employ 175 people. 

 

 VI.      APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSION, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.  Appointment by Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr. of Albert Muller to the

     Transportation Traffic Safety and Advisory Committee.

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

b.  Appointment by Mayor Pro-Tempore Joe A. Guerra of Richard Perez and Fernando

     Cantu to the Redistricting Advisory Committee.

 

     Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 Annual budget and

appropriate revenue and expenditure upon the acceptance of a donation of $3,000.00 from Clark Hardware, Inc. for sponsorship of the Famous Chicken and $1,270.00 from Conoco for the sponsorship as well as purchase of Tecolotes logo baseballs to be given away at the park for promotional purposes.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 Annual budget and appropriate revenue

and expenditure upon the acceptance of a donation of $3,000.00 from Clark Hardware, Inc. for sponsorship of the Famous Chicken and $1,270.00 from Conoco for the sponsorship as well as purchase of Tecolotes logo baseballs to be given away at the park for promotional purposes.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Gregoria Lopez, Program Coordinator for Parks & Recreation, thanked the private sector for supporting the Tecolotes.   

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

2.  Public hearing amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by creating

the following positions: one (1) Parks & Recreation Assistant Director, and one (1)   Administrative Assistant II at a cost of $40,000.00 including fringe benefits and a one-time capital outlay request of $7,450.00 for a total of $47,450.00 which will be funded by anticipated salary line item savings from the Parks & Recreations Department, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2000-2001 annual budget by creating the following positions: one (1) Parks & Recreation Assistant Director, and one (1) Administrative Assistant II at a cost of $40,000.00 including fringe benefits and a one-time capital outlay request of $7,450.00 for a total of $47,450.00 which will be funded by anticipated salary line item savings from the Parks & Recreations Department, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

3.  A.  Request by Council Member  Alfredo Agredano

 

1.  Status report on five parks in District I,  (Los Obispos Park, Sta. Rita Park,

     Century City Park, South Laredo Park, George Washington Park)

 

Horacio De Leon, Interim Park and Recreation Director, informed the Council on the status of the following parks:

 

Los Obispos Park, which is also known as El Eden Park, is located next to Perez Elementary.  The ownership of the property has not been conveyed and the funding is not in place. 

 

Santa Rita Park consists of 22.14 acres in the Santa Rita Subdivision.  The ownership of the park  property was deeded over on April 3, 2001, and the funding source for the park is through CBDG 25th action year.  Three responses were received for the request for qualifications and they will seek approval from the Council in the first meeting of June.

 

Century City Park consists of 2.6 acres in Century City Phase IV.  The ownership has been deeded over to the City and the funding source is recognized in the Capital Improvement Plan for $300,000 for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004. 

 

South Laredo Park consists of two blocks adjacent to the Housing Authority.  Funding is through CDBG 26l action year.  He reported that they are currently out of RFQ’s. 

 

George Washington Park consists of .5 acres in the George Washington Subdivision.  Funding is through the Council Members discretionary funds in the amount of $47,000.  The improvements will include a basketball court, walking trail, irrigation system and landscaping. 

 

 

 

2.  Status report with possible action on the paving of Zacatecas St. and Hwy. 359

     on the east and west side, with possible action.

 

     Cm.  Agredano stated that there was an error on the agenda.  It should read Hwy. 

     83 and not Hwy. 359.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, stated that the property is on the TxDOT right-of-way and their short term goal is to patch up the pot holes and their long term goal is  to create a turning radius that would be safer for vehicular traffic.

    

3.  Status report on the Cops Station at Los Angeles and Los Obispos Subdivision.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, read the following letter from the Class One Builders, Contractor for the Cops Station at Los Angeles:

 

“This is to inform you that the above project was vandalized at night before May 7, 2001.  It is very sad that we encountered this response from certain members of the community.  It is my opinion that the investigating officers that the vandalism and the attempted arson was directed to this construction company but to the institution which is the Police Department.

 

Among the damage was the destruction of the electrical temporary pole, water faucets, electrical fixtures and sheet rock damage.  No structural damage was done to the building.  We had scheduled to have some sites substantial completion on May 30 but since the vandalism is beyond our control we foresee a delay of approximately 20 working days to June 29 , 2001. We will reactivate construction as soon as the investigation is complete and recognition of the electrical service.”

                       

Agustin Dovalina, Chief of Police, stated that there is an ongoing investigation and his department is following up on some very positive leads.  He stated that the Grand Opening would be cancelled do to the vandalism.

 

Mayor Flores encouraged the Police Department to continue to hold a celebration for the COPS Station to celebrate the commitment and support that the Council has made to the neighborhood. 

                             

    B.  Request by Council Member Louis H. Bruni

 

1.  Status report on the Eastwoods Subdivision Park, with possible action.

 

Horacio de Leon, Interim Parks and Recreation Director, stated the department is negotiating with the Architect/Engineering Contract because the proposals that were received were too high.  He expressed his desire to complete the project in-house.  He added that the area for the gate will be graded with the assistance of Public Works and the design would take an additional 30 days.

 

Cm.  Bruni stressed his desire to expedite the project.

              

                C.  Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.  Status report on the Albert Ochoa Park with possible action to appropriate

     $30,000.00 for proposed improvements.

 

Horacio De Leon, Interim Parks and Recreation Director, explained that there was a request for a playground structure and improvements to the walk-way.  He added that the project needed $30,000 for completion.   

 

Motion to appropriate $30,000 for proposed improvements from Cm.  Amaya’s discretionary funds. 

 

     Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

     Second:  Cm.  Galo

     For:     7                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

  

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

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding access by residents living on properties

     between the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in District VII.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, commented that the City has hired several attorneys from Austin and they are reviewing deeds of particular tracts and the problem will be resolved. 

 

Cm.  J.  Valdez questioned the time line needed for solutions.

 

Cm.  E.  Valdez recommended for staff to search for ordinances in other cities that will assist the City in creating a stringent ordinance that will force the railway companies to comply. 

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, explained that the City would continue to enforce the issues and look at different methods of taking care of the problems that have existed for years.

 

Mayor Flores stated that she would submit a resolution about the railroad and their lack of cooperation with the City at the U. S. Conference of Mayors.  She added that there must be a balance reached between the railroad companies and cities. 

 

2.  Discussion with possible action regarding improvements to parks in District VII.

 

Horacio De Leon, Interim Parks and Recreation Director,  stated that the department is pending the estimate from Engineering on the ADA Compliance; however, the estimated value will be $30,000.   

 

Motion to approve the appropriation of $30,000 from the discretionary fund of Cm.  J.  Valdez. 

 

                             Moved:  Cm.  J. Valdez

                             Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                             For:     7                                          Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                E.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.  Discussion and possible action in reference to the May 26th Tecolotes game to

honor the Veterans by allowing them and the general public to enter the game at 1/2 price and children under 12 free of charge when accompanied by an adult for the remainder of the season starting with the game of May 26, 2001.

 

Motion to allow children of 12 and under that are accompanied by an adult free admission to all Tecolotes games;  that the general public be allowed to enter the game at ½ price and  that Veterans will pay no admission fee for the game of May 26, 2001.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

2.  Discussion and possible action regarding the applications for the Fire Chief

     position.

 

Dan Migura stated that the position was posted March 5, 2001, and the position is still open.  The City has received 17 applications (15 are local residents).   He stated the committee will be screening the applications for minimal qualifications and submit five applications to the management review committee.  He added that the committee met last week and went over the definition of the qualifications and will meet again this week to screen the applicants and will have an idea of which applicants  they will bring in to interview.  Finally, he stated that the interview process will be completed in two weeks.  

 

3.  Discussion and possible action regarding the Ad Hoc Committee dealing with

     taxi transportation.

 

Roberto Murillo, Traffic Director, informed City Council of the committee which was formed back in 1997.  He mentioned that the former City Manager had requested to have ten members from different backgrounds as part of the original committee.  The Ad Hoc Committee was composed of three taxi cab permit holders along with a representative from the Laredo Police Department, the Terminal Manager from Greyhound Bus Lines, a representative from the Hotel-Motel Association, the Airport, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and then two staff members from the Traffic Safety Department.  This group was taken before the Transportation Advisory Committee and the members approved the composition of the committee at that time.  In January 2001, there were additional requests by committee members to make additional changes.  There have been several meetings held, some changes are approved as requested by a permit holder, but they still need to go before the Transportation Advisory Committee to get approval.

 

Cm.  Ramirez inquired as to who is the current Chairman of the Committee.

 

Roberto Murillo, Traffic Director, responded that the new Chairman is Mr.  Juan Morales.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that the reason this committee was formed was because there was an urgent need to have regulations in place.  He mentioned that the City wanted members from the entire industry being served to provide input in the decision making process, and that explains the rationale behind the committee’s make up.  He emphasized that if there are any more committee meetings that need to be held, they should be held within the committee structure. 

 

Cm.  J.  Valdez mentioned that it would be best to have people that are neutral and not part of the industry on board.

 

Cm.  Ramirez suggested that the members should be composed of people that are impartial and not part of the service industry.  He stated that the makeup of the committee should change to replace those sitting members that are part of city administration.

 

Motion to make a change to the makeup of the existing Ad Hoc Committee.

 

Cm.  Bruni inquired whether they would be keeping the same committee members that are currently on the Ad Hoc Committee and would be forming a sub-committee.

 

Mayor Flores responded that this motion would do away with the Ad Hoc Committee’s membership, as it exists today.  She stated that the City Council would be allowed to appoint someone that has been serving on the committee.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Bruni

For:    7                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Mayor Flores requested that Roberto Murillo provide City Council with a follow up report and to allow City Council some time to come up with names for consideration on the new Ad Hoc Committee. 

 

4.  Discussion and possible action on the progress report of the parking lot at the

     former U.S. Customs Export Lot.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that he instructed Roberto Murillo to temporarily install parking meters.

 

Cm.  Ramirez disagreed with the recommendation of parking meters because of the current City Ordinance which states that the City can only charge from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    He wants the parking lot to be manned. 

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that Council would need to amend the Ordinance; however, it would be and additional 30 to 60 days before they could actually collect a fee.

 

Motion to obtain the equipment to have the parking lot manned and to amend the Ordinance which will allow the City to collect parking fees 24 hours a day at the  U. S. Customs Export Lot.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     7                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

           

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

4.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to

effectively convey fee simple title to the "Surface Only", at its adjusted market value of $19,576.00, for certain property described as a 13,890.00 sq.ft., more or less, tract of land out of that former section of Poggenpohl Street between Vidaurri and Sta. Isabel Avenues to Hector Zuniga; provided that the City of Laredo retains a 12 foot wide utility easement; said tract being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and hereby approving the submitted Improvement Plans, and in compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy Handbook, as approved as per Resolution No. 97-R-140; and providing for effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

5.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a Lease Agreement with Webb

County, Texas, for and on behalf of the City of Laredo for approximately 1,820 sq. ft. of building space situated at La Ladrillera Elderly Center, 2100 Pinder, block 684, Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, for the purpose of operating the Elderly Nutrition Program and any other social service that will benefit low and moderate income people for a term of one (1) year with annual rent of $500.00 per month and the payment of 25% of all utility costs including electricity, gas and the monthly charge of an alarm monitoring service.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

Cynthia Mares, Executive Director of the Webb County Community Action Agency, spoke on the lease agreement between the City Of Laredo and the Webb County Community Agency.  She urged the Council to give consideration to possible further negotiations of the amount that is being stated in the lease agreement as the monthly rent payment. 

 

Motion to execute a lease agreement with an amendment allowing the Elderly Nutrition Program to lease the building at no charge and the payment of 25% of all utility cost until December 31, 2001.  Beginning January 1, 2002 the lease should be $300.00 a month and utilities according to the square footage of the building.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     4                                          Against:                                                Abstain:  3

Cm.  Bruni                                                                                                   Cm.  Amaya

Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra                                                                        Cm.  E.  Valdez

                                                                                                                   Cm.  J.  Valdez

 

6.  An ordinance closing as a public easement that section of the 1700 block of South

Malinche Avenue between Pecan and San Salvador Street situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, and providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

7.  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Border City Rods, a

non-profit organization, for the El Metro Park & Ride Lot, located at 4600 Daugherty for the purpose of holding an auto show.  The lease term is for two days, beginning 8:00 a.m. on September 1, 2001, and ending at 3:00 p.m. on September 2, 2001.  Rental fee shall be $1.00.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

           

8.  An ordinance designating as a one-way northbound that section of Ejido Avenue, block

numbers 900, 1000 and 1100, between Market Street on the south and Guadalupe Street on the north; providing for installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the designated direction and providing for publication and effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

            Internet availability:  http:  www.ci.laredo.tx.us

 

Motion to waive the final readings of ordinance # 2001-O-081, 2001-O-082, 2001-O-083, 2001-O-084, 2001-O-085, 2001-O-086, 2001-O-087, 2001-O-088, 2001-O-089, 2001-O-090, 2001-O-091, 2001-O-092, 2001-O-093, 2001-O-094 and 2001-O-095.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

9.  2001-O-081  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

3.1915 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of the City of Laredo Landfill, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-081.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-082  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

   3.20 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of

   Hwy. 359 and east of Coronado Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential

   District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District); providing for publication

   and effective date. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-082.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2001-O-083  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

Lot 1C, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Bartlett Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-083.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-084  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

Lot 1B, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch-Unit I Subdivision, located north of Jacaman Rd. and west of Saldana Ave., from B-3 (Community Business District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-084.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2001-O-085  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

the South 93.8 ft. of Lots 7 and 8, Block 87, Eastern Division, located at 102 Rosario St., from M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to R-O (Residential-Office District); providing for publication and effective date.  (Council Member John C. Galo)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-085.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 

 2001-O-086  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

30.81 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located north of Hwy. 359 and west of Bob Bullock Lp., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-086.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-087  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

   Lot 1, and the west 3 varas of Lot 2, Block 48, Eastern Division, located at

   201 Market St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited

   Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. (As

   Amended) (Council Member John C. Galo)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-087.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-088  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

Lot 7, Block 1456, Eastern Division, located at 2510 Norton St., from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Alfredo Agredano)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-088.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2001-O-089  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by

authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a child daycare center on the north 1/2 of Lots 7 and 8, Block 580, Eastern Division, located at 3204 McClelland Ave.; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended)  (Council Member Johnny Amaya)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-089.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 

 

2001-O-091  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by

authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a child daycare center on the south 1/3 of Lot 8 and the south 1/3 of the west 1/3 of Lot 7, Block 1606, Eastern Division, located at 2919 S. Louisiana Ave.; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended) (Council Member Alfredo Agredano)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-091.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-092  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning

1.527 acres, as further described by metes and bounds, located east of McPherson Rd. and north of San Isidro Parkway, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date. (Mayor Pro-tempore Joe A. Guerra)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-092.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

   2001-O-093  Authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage

warehouse on Lot 1, Block 1, Crown Ridge Subdivision, Unit 1, located at 602 Shiloh Dr.; providing for publication and effective date. (Mayor Pro-tempore Joe A. Guerra)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-093.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2001-O-094  Authorizing the amendment of the Special Use Permit for a mini-storage

warehouse, on Lot 1, Block 1, Lago Del Mar Subdivision, Unit II, located at 7611 Bartlett Ave.; providing for publication and effective date. (Council Member Louis H. Bruni)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-094.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 2001-O-095  Authorizing the temporary four (4) month extension of fixed bus route

services to Muller Memorial Blvd. serving La Bota Ranch/Indian Sunset Subdivision and authorizing the City Manager to amend the Transit Budget by transferring $26,000.00 from Fund 518 Transit Reserve to Fund 558 Transit Operations to cover operational cost and salaries.        

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-095.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

 

10. 2001-R-046  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept fund distributions of

$18,194.00 for Fiscal Year 2001 provided by Senate Bill-102 EMS/Trauma Systems Care Fund.  These funds will be used toward continuing implementation of our Regional Trauma System Plan, training, education, and purchases of equipment.       

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-046.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     7                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

11.  2001-R-048  A resolution expressing the support of the City Council of the City of

  Laredo for the development of relief routes in rural communities along 

  Phase I High Priority Corridors.      

 

 Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-048.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

12.  2001-R-050  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to name the four newly

constructed Community-Oriented Police Workstations located at Farias Elementary School, Los Obispos Subdivision, Springfield Ave., and D.D. Hachar Elementary School after Victor Pablo Serna, Pablo Albidrez, Jr., Susano Castillo and Eugenio Luna all of whom lost their lives in the line of duty as Laredo Police Officers.          

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-050.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

13.  2001-R-051  A resolution authorizing the City of Laredo to enter into an interlocal

participation agreement with the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative and authorizing the City Manager to execute the interlocal participation agreement.  The purpose of this agreement is to facilitate compliance with State of Texas bidding requirements, to identify qualified vendors of commodities, goods, and services, and to realize potential cost savings for the City. 

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-051.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

14.  2001-R-052  A resolution authorizing the City of Laredo to enter into an interlocal

participation agreement with the Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) sponsored by the Region IV Education Service Center providing for a cooperative purchasing program for goods and services and authorizing the City Manager to execute the interlocal agreement. 

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-052.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

15.  2001-R-054  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to

the Governor's Automobile Theft Prevention Authority to fund the Laredo Auto Theft Task Force for the period of September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002.

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-054.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

  

16.  2001-R-055  A resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute all related

documents in order to join the South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc., a non-profit political subdivision corporation organized under Chapter 303, Texas Local Government Code, entitled, "Energy Aggregation Measures for Local Governments" as amended and authorizing payment of $15,000.00 to the South Texas Aggregation Project, Inc., as membership fees in order to become a member of said corporation.

 

Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-055.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

 For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

17.  2001-R-056  A resolution approving the creation of a sister city affiliation between the

City of Laredo, Texas, USA and the City of Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China.

 

 Motion to approve Resolution 2001-R-055.

 

  Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

  Second:  Cm.  Agredano

  For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XII.     MOTIONS

 

18.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of a specialized software application from

HTE, Inc., Lake Mary, Fl., in the amount of $33,925.00, for use by the Police Department.   HTE's Crackdown software application is used as an investigative tool by Police Departments to track gang activity.  Funds for the purchase of this software have been made available in the Juvenile Incentive Block Grant.  

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

19.  Consideration to award contract number FY01-081, to the LOW BIDDER, Holt

Company of Texas, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $45,133.00, for the purchase of one, 50 ton folding gooseneck semi-trailer, for transporting heavy equipment to job sites.  Funding for the purchase of this trailer is available in the Utilities and CIP Public Works Street Improvement budgets.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

20.  Consideration to award an annual service contract number FY01-082, to R. Aguero

Trucking, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $25,000.00, for providing hauling services for the Utilities Department.  The contract vendor will be hauling approximately 600 tons of dry sludge per month from the Water Treatment Plant to the City landfill.   Funding is available in the Water Treatment budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

21.  Consideration to award contract number FY01-084, to EPI Environmental Products,

Inc., Conroe, Texas, in the amount of $43,595.00, for providing all equipment, labor, and materials required to implement a pilot program for an alternate daily cover for the City landfill.  Funding is available in the Solid Waste budget. 

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

22.  Consideration to award contract number FY01-090, to the LOW BIDDER, Royal Treat

Car Wash, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $36,000.00, for furnishing car wash services for the City's automotive fleet.  Bids were requested on car wash service with and without inside vacuum.  All services are secured on an as needed basis.   The bid pricing decreased approximately 8% from the previous contract period.  Funding is available in the Fleet Fund.  

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

23.  Consideration to award contract FY01-091, to the LOW BIDDER, Executive Office

Supply, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $17,605.20, for the purchase of office furniture for the Police Department.  This furniture is needed for the four new police substations.  Delivery is anticipated within thirty days.  Funds for the purchase of this furniture are available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

24.  Consideration to award contract number FY01-092, to the LOW BIDDER, Al and Rob

Sales, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $42,699.00, for the purchase of uniforms of the Bridge System personnel.  The contract pricing will be valid for a period of six months.  The uniforms will be delivered thirty days after measurements have been completed.  Funding is available in the Bridge Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

25.  Consideration to enter into contract with Atlas Enterprises for the purpose of a

pyrotechnic show immediately following a regularly scheduled Tecolotes baseball game on July 4, 2001 at Veterans Field.

 

Motion to table.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

26.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas

Department of Health in the amount of $17,139.00 for the Hepatitis C Study Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

27.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit a grant application for

$95,483.00 to the Texas Department of Health for renewal of the HIV/AIDS Health and Social Services Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2002.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

28.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to submit a grant application in the

amount of $150,000.00 to the Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health, HHS, for a Health Status Improvement Demonstration Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002.

 

Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

29.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a professional services

agreement with RWL Group, Inc. to provide employee benefit services to the City of Laredo for a period of seventeen months to commence on May 1, 2001 and to conclude on September 30, 2002.  Funds are available in the Administrative Services Department budget.  For October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 funding is subject to appropriation in the 2002 FY budget. 

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

30.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to approve Amendment No. 1 to increase

the professional services fee in the amount of $14,950.00 to Carter & Burgess, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, to provide additional work by re-mapping the flood plain of Chacon Creek.  The total contract for the project was $437,120.00 and with the amendment the project cost will be $452,070.00.  The re-mapping will be provided to FEMA to update a portion of the model currently under review.  The revised model will update the main stem of Chacon Creek from the Rio Grande to Lake Casablanca spillway.  Funding for the project is available in the NPDES Fund.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

31.  Consideration for acceptance of the Police Substation located at Springfield Ave. at

Ryan Street, approval of final payment in the amount of $12,718.50 to Laredo Class One Builders, Inc., Laredo, Texas, and approval of the project plaque.  Final contract amount is $114,000.00.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund NE Hillside COPS Station.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

32.  Consideration for approval of Change Order No. 1 an increase of $17,420.58 to the

construction contract with III PG Enterprises, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the demolition of buildings 1450 and 1451 Laredo International Airport for labor and materials and corresponding costs for breaking of the drilled pier caps from the foundation and to add an additional 20 working days to the construction contract time.  Funding is available in Airport Budget.

 

Motion to approve with the amendment of changing “additional 20 working days” to 55  

working days.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

33.  Consideration for approval to award an engineering contract to Paul Garza &

Associates, Consulting Engineers, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $145,500.00 for preliminary studies on siting and traffic studies in conjunction with the proposed Laredo International Bridge No. 5, City Toll Plaza and Federal Border Station Facilities and Access Roadways.  Funding is available in the Bridge System Purchased Professional Services.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

34.  Consideration for approval of final Change Order No. 6 an increase of $24,458.70 for

the balance of quantities actually constructed in place, acceptance of the Calton Road Widening Project at the Public Library and the McPherson Road Widening Project from Calton Road to the Culvert Drainage Channel at Cotulla's Restaurant, and approval of final payment in the amount of $127,262.73 to Ramos Industries, Inc., Pasadena, Texas.  Final contract amount is $1,219,926.70.  Funding is available in the 1998 CO Issue Calton Road Improvements.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

35.  Consideration to authorize the award of a contract in the amount of $39,000.00 to

Government Relations, Inc. (GRI) for intergovernmental, informational and advocacy services to, and for the benefit of the City of Laredo.  The contract period will be from May 1, 2001 through October 31, 2001.  Funding is available through General Fund Salary Savings in the Planning Department.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

36.  Consideration to cancel the May 28, 2001 Special City Council Meeting of the

       Planning and Zoning agenda items due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

37.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to retain the services of Infrastructure

Solutions, Inc., Austin, Texas for professional consulting services related to the City's proposed Laredo International Bridge No. 5.  Funding is available in the Bridge Fund.

 

Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XIII.    STAFF REPORT

 

38.  Presentation of Quarterly report on the Down payment Assistance Program under 

the HOME Investment Partnership Program.

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, stated that the Department  

of Community Development HOME Program provides down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers who fall at 80% and below the area median income level. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to make housing more affordable by providing first time, low-income homebuyers with down payment assistance loans.  Assistance up to $9,000 is available to persons who fall at 60% or below of median income and up to $6,000 for persons who fall at or below 80% of area median income.  These loans bear 0% interest and are due on sale or paid back after the first lien is paid (usually 30 years).  A minimum investment of $1,000 is recommended from the first time homebuyer and a homebuyer, education course is mandatory.  Currently, there is approximately $483,781.00 available for down payment assistance. 

 

39.  Staff report on the signalization at Jacaman and McPherson regarding the total cost of

       the project and consideration for using available equipment.

 

Roberto Murillo, Traffic Director, explained that a traffic analysis was conducted at the intersection of Jacaman and McPherson, and he is recommending a signal.   The signal design is 95% complete.  The cost estimate is currently $58,900, and the time frame is five months.

 

Cm.  Bruni requested a swifter resolution.

 

Roberto Murillo, Traffic Director, informed Council that there was no equipment available, and they would have to order it.  He said that if they used wood and cable that a temporary signal could be install in six to eight weeks.

 

Cm.  Bruni agreed to use his discretionary funds for purchase of a temporary signal. 

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated he would search for additional funds for the signal light.

     

40.  Update on the privatization of the Utilities Department.

 

Motion to table.

 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:    7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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.

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

            Motion to recess as the City Council and convene as the Laredo Mass Transit Board.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Guerra

            Second:  Cm.  Agredano

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain: 0

 

41.  Consideration to award the contract to Sefact Lift & Equipment for the purchase of a

mobile wheel contract lifting system to elevate large trucks, buses, and other vehicles at a bid price of $20,380.00.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

42.  Consideration to award Security Guard Services contract number FY01-065, to the

LOWEST BIDDER, C.W. Tenorio Security, Laredo Texas, at the rate of $7.00 per hour.  Security Guard Services will be provided for the Operations & Maintenance at 401 Scott St. and the Transit Center at 1301 Farragut St.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Motion to adjourn as Mass Transit and reconvene as City Council.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

 

 

City of Laredo

City Council Meeting

M2001-S-012

Supplemental Agenda

 

XI.       Motions

 

1.  Consideration to authorize a change order No. 1 to the annual contract FY00-108,

awarded to Skaggs Public Safety Uniforms and Equipment, San Antonio, Texas, in the amount of $24,500.00, for the purchase of an additional 2,450 trousers and amending the contract price of these trousers from $48.89 to $58.89.  The original contract was for 1,200 trousers, which were purchased by the City.  The contract vendor acknowledged a price error in the original contract and honored the pricing for the original order of 1,200 trousers.  Skaggs has agreed to provide an additional 2,450 trousers.  Skaggs has agreed to provide an additional 2,450 trousers at a unit cost of $58.98.  This is approximately 25% less than the City’s contract price from other vendors.  Funding is available in the Police Departments budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

2.  Consideration to authorize a Public Fireworks Display at Unitec Industrial Park at the

intersection of Carrier and Port Drive to Alpha Lee Enterprises Inc.  (Pyrotechnics), on May 18, 2001 for the grand opening ceremony for Werner Enterprises.  Permit authorization is subject to obtaining a Public Display of Fireworks Permits issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, State Fire Marshall’s Office.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XVI.    ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time: 8:00 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya                          

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I hereby certify that the above minute contained in pages 01 to 25 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on May 7, 2001.

 

 

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                    City Secretary