CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2001-R-32

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

DECEMBER 17, 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 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.,                                                                     Mayor Pro Tempore, District V

            Joe A.  Guerra,                                                                         Council Member, 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

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

           

IV.       MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes of October 22, 2001 and November 13, 2001.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements

 

Cm. Ramirez thanked the residents of District VIII and city staff,  including the Laredo Police Department, who has worked diligently to control traffic along the freeway.  He also thanked city employees working at the new downtown parking facility and the Public Works crew for their great work in cleaning up the downtown area on Friday night.  He extended holiday greetings to all members of the city staff and employees.

 

Cm. J. Valdez, Jr., informed the general public that the Public Works Department has started paving work on Santa Maria Ave.  He extended warm holiday greetings to all the citizens of Laredo.

 

Cm. Joe Guerra extended a warm holiday greeting to all his constituents of District VI as well as the staff of the City of Laredo and  Mayor Flores.

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez wished everyone a Merry Christmas and wanted to make sure the everyone is thankful for all the blessings received in spite of the distressing events we all experienced.

 

Cm. Amaya stated that he and his volunteers will be distributing Christmas toys to children from District IV at the Second Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway.   He also extended warm Christmas greetings to all the citizens of Laredo.

 

Cm. Galo extended happy holiday greetings to everyone in the community.  He also thanked members of the city staff for their wonderful job throughout the year as well as his committee appointees for the excellent job they are doing for the City of Laredo. 

 

Cm. Bruni extended warm Christmas greetings and good wishes for the new year to everyone.  He asked everyone to focus on the important things shared with one's family and to remember the celebration of Christ.   He wanted to thank everyone within the City of Laredo that he has worked with over the past eight years, including former Mayor Saul Ramirez and Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores for their guidance. 

 

Cm. Agredano reminded everyone that Jesus is the reason for the season.  He extended warm holiday greetings to everyone, especially to his constituents of District I. 

 

Mayor Flores stated that there was no better way to thank the people of Laredo than to remind them of one of the purposes of the City Council:  to make the City of Laredo a better community for its young people.  She introduced the Nixon Mustang football team and presented them with a Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding achievement.

She extended to all Council Members, their families and the families in the City of Laredo a very special and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Invitations

 

            None.

 

Recognitions

 

a.  Recognition of the Health Department’s Vital Records Registration Staff for being

awarded the 2002 5-Star Local Registrar Vital Registration and Excellence Award from the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.  Out of 540 offices in Texas, only seven were awarded the 5 Star Award for the fourth consecutive year.

 

                Mayor Flores recognized Dr. Hector Gonzalez, Health Director, and his staff for the

                recognition they received in the exemplary work they continue to perform in 

                maintaining accurate birth records. 

 

Communiqués

 

None.

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

a.  Appointment by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores of Manuel Guerra to the Historic

     District/Landmark Board.

 

     Motion to approve.

 

     Moved:  Cm.  Guerra

     Second:  Cm.  Bruni

     For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0       

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

        

1.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002

annual budget in the Capital Improvements Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $80,000.00, donated by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust and Killam Oil Co., Ltd, in order to fund the installation and activation of a traffic signal at Loop 20 and Spur 400, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya
For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Bruni

 

2.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a

grant and amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount of $111,336.00 from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for the Children’s Health Insurance Outreach Project of the City of Laredo Health Department (CHIP) for the period beginning February 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  J. Valdez, Jr.

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Bruni
For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

3.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 1800, Eastern Division, located at 2920 Musser St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Miguel Angel Munoz spoke before City Council and requested a special use permit for the service and repair of lawn movers and blowers. 

 

Motion to close the public hearing, introduce and override Planning and Zoning's recommendation to allow Mr.  Munoz to continue with a Conditional Use Permit until April.  

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano
For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Bruni

 

4.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2000-O-306

authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for mini-storage warehouses on Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 Block 431, Eastern Division, located at 202 W. Saunders St; such that the permit includes a revised site plan; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit amendment.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.
For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

 

5.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Special Use

Permit and Drilling Permit to Ocean Energy, Inc. for well re-entry and repairs which do not involve deepening or conversion on Lots 119 through 127, Block 4, Colonia Los Angeles Subdivision, Unit III, located at the 4500 block of La Joya Lane, known as L.A. Wright-Moon “A” #4 Well; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ralf Bryant representing Ocean Energy, Inc. stated that they are requesting a Special Use Permit in order to repair tubing that is leaking.

 

Cm. Bruni requested that City Council allow Ocean Energy, Inc. to repair the tubing and cyclone fence and by the ordinance that they be allowed to leave the cyclone fence.  Cm. Bruni asked that City Council allow the company to place heavy pipe around the well head if they need to secure the well head itself. 

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as a Special Use Permit with the changes outlined.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano
For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Bruni

 

6.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the issuance of a Special Use

Permit to Libcon, Inc. for an above ground fuel storage tank on Lot 5, Block 10, Interamerica Distribution Park, Phase 5, located at 8016 Killam Industrial Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Special Use Permit.

 

Motion to open the public hearing and introduce. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as a Special Use Permit.

 

Moved:  Cm.  J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez
For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  J. Valdez, Jr.

 

7.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 296, Eastern Division, located at 2219 McDonnell Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a used car lot.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as a Conditional Use Permit.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  J.Valdez, Jr.
For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Amaya

 

8.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2 and the South 1/3 or 23.14 feet of Lot 4, Block 1056, Western Division, located at 4201 Flores Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended denial of the proposed zone change and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a supermarket.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Cm. J. Valdez, Jr. submitted a signature list in support of the zone change at said location. The signature list is available for review at the City Secretary's Office.

 

Motion to close the public hearing, deny zone change but approve the Conditional Use Permit. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm.  Agredano
For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

 

VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

9.  A.  Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

1.  Status report on operation clean-up for District IV, with possible action.

 

     Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, stated that they are in the  

     process of substituting Operation Clean-up with a pilot program. 

 

     Oscar Medina, Assistant Director of Public Works, explained that they have been  

     covering entire districts every Wednesday.  On November 28, 2001, a crew 

     went out to District IV and they picked up approximately 17 tons of debris

     at 138 homes.  They are scheduling regular cleanup efforts every eight weeks.

 

2.  Status report on junked vehicles in District IV, with possible action.

 

     Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, reported that his

     department will be targeting District IV.  He has spoken to Roy Garcia, Code 

     Enforcement Supervisor, and they have agreed to use the entire crew to do a blitz 

     of the district.  They have also solicited the assistance of the police department

     for any vehicles that are in the public right-of-way.

 

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

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding street light improvements throughout

     District VII.

 

     Roberto Murillo, Traffic Department Director, stated that they have already   

     begun doing an inventory of the area.  They have also looked at the remainder of 

     the street that the Council Member brought attention to the last time.  He stated 

     that they do have a policy about maintaining 300 feet between street lights.  

     However, in those dark areas along the railroads, they will consider placing light

     on both sides of the tracks.

 

   Cm. Amaya mentioned that the City had completed a lighting upgrade at Villa San 

   Luis some time ago.  However, he stated that he is still receiving complaints 

   about poor lighting in the area.

 

   Roberto Murillo mentioned that they did install more lighting in between the 

   streets, but they can look at the area again. 

 

   Larry Dovalina, City Manager, pointed out that the department can light the streets 

   going through the complex but not the complex itself.  He asked that the Council 

   Member provide specific areas to the Traffic Department so the department can 

   look into it.

 

                  C.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding safety around schools, in particular

     L.J. Christen Middle School and Martin High School.

 

      Esterina Pulido requested that more police personnel be assigned to the corner of Park and Santa Maria Ave. during school dismissal time at 3:35 p.m.  She mentioned the number of assaults taking place at a local convenience store directly across from the middle school.  The crowds that stand around the store's parking lot are made up of students as well as non-students.  She asked that something be done to clear out that area in order to have safe passage for the students after they are dismissed from school.   The second item she addressed dealt with the problem with the train blockage of arteries used by students in the mornings and in the afternoons.  She would like to see the creation of a committee that would work with the railroad companies in order to assure safe passage of those students having to cross the tracks. 

 

      Mayor Flores mentioned that the City of Laredo has worked with legislative consultants regarding this second concern and has been appropriated $3.2 million in order to build grate separations and overpasses.  She stated that there is an existing Rail Committee that is working on rail transportation issues and the committee members will continue to work with citizens and keep her informed as to how the City will proceed on this issue. 

 

      Eliodoro Granados, Assistant Police Chief, stated that he has spoken to the Council Member and there are two Resource Officers presently assigned to the middle school.  He heard the comments made by Ms. Pulido and understands the gravity of the situation that has developed there.  He stated that he would be addressing these concerns as soon as possible. 

 

2.  Discussion with possible action regarding the cleaning of Vidaurri Street South

     of Lincoln.

 

     Oscar Medina, Assistant Director of Public Works, stated that the department 

     would look into it.  He pointed out that the sidewalks are the responsibility of the 

     property owner up unto the bank of the curb. 

 

     Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, stated that the department 

     already has a report of a vacant lot at Lincoln and Vidaurri.  They have already

     contacted the property owner who is from Chicago, Illinois.   On the other vacant 

     lot at Iturbide and Vidaurri, his staff is looking at identifying that owner and

     contacting that individual.   He mentioned that he has one staff member 

     addressing all these concerns along the district.

 

3.  Discussion with possible action regarding the paving of the 100 Block of San

     Jorge.

 

     Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, reported that they had submitted a report some 

     time ago for two blocks:  San Jorge and San Francisco.  He is recommending that

     these two blocks be paved without curb and gutter so that they can have them

     maintenance free because there are only 27 feet of right-of way there.  All that is   

     needed is to clear this request through the Utilities Coordination Committee and  

     identify the funding source for this work which is approximately $5,000.00 per  

     block. 

 

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

10.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey

title to the State of Texas, for the “Surface Only” of two parcels of land acquired in fee simple title, as right-of-way for the Milo Interchange Project, as per Texas Transportation Commission Minute Order No. 107439 and Resolution No. 2001-R-077, as approved by the Laredo City Council; said land parcels being delineated on attached Exhibits “A” & “B”, and providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

11.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P., d/b/a

Verizon Wireless for space at the Airport Water Tower located at 4903 Maher, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement for the installation and operation of certain antennae facilities for use with its communications business and a parcel of land within the owned premises for the location of an equipment building and related facilities associated with the antennae facilities.  Term of the lease is ten (10) years commencing January 7, 2002 and ending January 6, 2012 with three (3) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

12.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P. d/b/a

Verizon Wireless for ground space at the Milmo Booster Station located at the corner of San Luis and Milmo, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 150 ft. high self-supporting tower and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing January 7, 2002 and ending January 6, 2007 with four (4) successive renewal terms of five (5) years.  Annual base rent shall be $8,400.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be increased by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

X.        FINAL READINGS OF ORDINANCES 

 

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

 

Motion to waive the final readings of Ordinance # 2001-O-283, # 2001-O-284, # 2001-O-285, # 2001-O-286, # 2001-O-287, # 2001-O-288, # 2001-O-289, # 2001-O-290, 2001-O-291, # 2001-O-292, # 2001-O-293, # 2001-O-294 and # 2001-O-295.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

            Second:  Cm.  J. Valdez, Jr.

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

13.  2001-O-283  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by creating

five new full-time teller positions and one new full-time supervisor position to operate the City of Laredo Riverfront Parking Lot Facility at the cost of $147,228.00 and amending the Parking Meters budget to include the revenue projected from parking lot fees of $300,000.00 and providing for effective date and publication.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-283.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-284  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002

annual budget in the amount of $1,750,000.00 to fund a program under U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS).  The U.S. Department of Justice will be designating $1,750,000.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $516,950.00 in matching funds within the three year life of the grant.  Funding will be used to hire 14 additional School Resource Officers (SRO).  The funding period for this grant will be from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2004.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-284.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-285  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the amount

of $3,865.00 for grant year 2001 and $78,129.00 for grant year 2000 for a total of $81,994.00 to fund the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Public Corruption Task Force at no cost to the City.  Funding will be used to pay personnel salaries, overtime, travel and operating expenses from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-285.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-286  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 10.00 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 36, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the UISD Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1 (Single-Family Residential District). 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-286.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-287  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 0.34 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 28, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Mejia Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-3 (Community Business District).  (As amended)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-287.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-288  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 13.67 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 30, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Heirloom Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-288.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-289  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, nnexing

additional territory of 66.126 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 30, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Fesco Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-289.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-290  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 0.96 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 10, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Flores Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-290.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

2001-O-291  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 228.6075 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 31, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Tex-Mex Railway Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  (As amended)

 

Motion to postpone.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Bruni

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

 

 

2001-O-292  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 642.55 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porciones 27 and 28, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Lake/ Life Downs Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of AG (Agricultural District). 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-292.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     6                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  2

                                                                                            Cm.  Amaya

                                                                    Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez  

 

2001-O-293  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 36.2584 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porciones 31 and 32, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Larga Vista Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-1 (Limited Commercial District) for Lots 1, 2 and 37 of Block 1 and Lots 1 and 2 of Block 4 of Larga Vista Subdivision, and R-3 (Mixed Residential District) for the remainder of the tract.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-293.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     6                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  2

                                                                                            Cm.  Amaya

                                                                    Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez  

 

2001-O-294  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo,

annexing additional territory of 137.8539 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Webb County school survey no. 1462, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically, the Colombia Bridge Tract, providing for the effective date and publication of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of AG (Agricultural District). (As amended)

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, made a presentation.  He explained that City Council had requested that the Planning Department look at this tract to see where it would be an appropriate place to draw a line separating an AG designation towards the river from the M-1 towards Mines Road.  The department is recommending that the City establish an AG zoning designation on a given tract of the acreage to create an 11-acre AG zoning approximately 1800 feet from the river and the remaining portion would be carry an M-1 zoning designation.

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-294 with amendments.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                                              

2001-O-295  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to

effectively convey title to the State of Texas for the “Surface Only” of two corner clips acquired in fee simple, as right-of-way for Bob Bullock Loop, also known as Loop 20, as per Resolution No. 2001-R-101, as approved by City Council.  Said corner clips being delineated in attached Exhibit “A”, and providing for an effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-295.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

14.  2001-R-141  Authorizing and approving a Tax Abatement Agreement between the City

of Laredo and Doctors Hospital of Laredo in accordance with Ordinance 98-O-141 for the Tax Abatement and Reinvestment Zones.  This agreement will be for a five (5) year period to abate taxes on new improvements for the purpose of economic growth and development of the City, and for the creation of jobs.  The amount of taxes abated depends on the number of jobs created and the amount of the investment.  The guidelines and criteria for the agreement are set forth in the attached agreement and attachments.

 

Cm. Bruni stated that he wanted to make sure that the calendar years are 2001 through 2006.  There were some improvements made to the property and he wants to make sure this is included in the abatement. 

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2001-R-141.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

15.  2001-R-142  Accepting the assignment of 6.8 acre-feet of municipal water rights in

payment of water availability charges in connection with the platting of University Park, Phase III and 18.2 acre-feet of municipal water rights in payment of water availability charges in connection with the platting of Woodland, Phase II, from the balance of 25 acre-feet deeded to the City of Laredo by North House Properties, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 Motion to approve Resolution # 2001-R-142.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

16.  2001-R-143  Supporting and participating in TeleCommUnity, an emerging alliance of

cities and counties attempting to refocus attention in Washington, D.C. on the principles of federalism and comity for local government interests in telecommunications.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2001-R-143.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

17.  2001-R-146  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an Interlocal

Governmental Agreement pursuant to the Vernon’s Texas Government Code, Chapter 791, between the City of Laredo and the County of Webb, in which Webb County’s law enforcement agency, namely the Webb County Sheriff’s Department and the City’s law enforcement agency, namely the Laredo Police Department, require the formation of a mutual aid law enforcement task force to mutually assist each other in the areas of traffic control, crowd control, and general law enforcement both within and beyond the city limits during the “Menudo Bowl” scheduled for January 26, 2002 and the various Washington’s Birthday Celebration festivities scheduled for February 9, 2002 to February 24, 2002.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2001-R-146.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XII.      MOTIONS

 

18.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute contract renewals for Legislative Consultant

Services to represent the City in legislative matters affecting the City of Laredo, both in Austin, Texas and Washington, D. C.  The contracts are as follows:

 

1.  Martinez & Associates – January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 in the

amount of $48,000.00 plus up to $5,000.00 for out of pocket expenses with an option to renew for an additional 9 months at $5,000.00 per month plus out of pocket expenses up to $3,500.00.

 

2.  Baker Botts, L.L.P. – January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 in the amount

of  $48,000.00 plus up to $5,000.00 for out of pocket expenses and $58,500.00 for the period of January 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003 plus out of pocket expenses up to $3,500.00.

 

3.  McWilliams & Associates – October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 in the

     amount of $42,000.00.

 

4.  Government Relations, Inc. – November 1, 2001 through October 31, 2002  in

     the amount of $78,000.00.

           

Funding for these contracts is available in the General Fund.  The second year funding would be contingent upon approval of the 2002-2003 Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

For:     8                                   Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

          19.  Consideration to reschedule the City Council meetings of January and February, 2002

     due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day holidays, respectively.

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                 For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

        

          20.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Judith Zaffirini, PhD d/b/a

     Zaffirini Communications in the amount of $10,000.00 to conduct Customer Service

     Workshops and follow-up consulting of prepared materials.

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                 For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

21.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into and execute an extension of two contracts

between the City of Laredo and the law firm of Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, L.L.P. for Franchise Rail Operations in an amount not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) and Water Supply/CCN in an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00).

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                 For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

         22.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-032 to the Sole Bidder, Denco One Hour

         Photo, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $25,000.00 for the purchase of   

    photographic film and $25,000.00 for film processing.  A base price has been established

    for a twelve-month period for the purchase of 35mm and Polaroid film and photo

    development services for all City departments.  The majority of the film will be

    purchased by the Police Department.  Funding is available in the Police, Community

    Development, Parks and Recreation, Environmental Services and Building Services

    Departments’ budgets.

 

                Motion to table.

 

                Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

                Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                For:     8                                           Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

23.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-005, to the Low Bidder, meeting

specifications, Consolidated Traffic Controls, Inc., Arlington, Texas, in the amount of $29,940.00, for the purchase of pager programmable time switches for the Traffic Safety Department.  This equipment allows for total control of school zone flashers by communicating from a remote computer via an ordinary pager service.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund-Traffic Department Projects.

 

              Motion to approve.

 

              Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

              Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

              For:     8                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

       

24.  Consideration to award an annual supply contract number FY 02-030 to the Low Bidders,

Hersey Meters Inc., Cleveland, N.C., in the estimated amount of $105,027.95, and U.S. Filter Distribution Group, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $4,990.68, for the purchase of water meters for the Utilities Department.  The bid pricing will be fixed for a one-year period and will allow the department to purchase meters on an as needed basis.  Funds for the purchase of these meters are available in the Utilities Department budget.

 

              Motion to approve.

 

              Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

              Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

              For:     8                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

       25.  Consideration to award annual service contract number FY 02-038 to the Sole Bidder,

  Mo-Vac Service Co., McAllen, Texas, in the estimated amount of $155,000.00 for  

  furnishing vacuum truck services to transport domestic sewage, sewage sludge, and/or

  sludge for the Utilities Department.  This service supplements the Department’s equipment

  capabilities and helps control sewage overflows during emergencies.  The frequency and

  number of hours vary depending on the City’s need.  The bid price is based on a flat

  hourly rate of $63.00.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department-Wastewater/Water

  Division.

 

  Motion to approve.

 

              Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

              Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

              For:     8                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

26.  Consideration to award the following annual contracts for repair parts and service for

the vehicle fleet and medium and heavy duty trucks:  North Park Lincoln, San Antonio, Texas (FY 02-007) in the estimated amount of $60,000.00; Powell Watson Motors, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-007) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00; Fleet Pride, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-017) in the estimated amount of $30,000.00; and Freightliner of Laredo, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-017) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00.  All parts will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

27.  Consideration to award the following annual contracts for repair parts and service for

heavy equipment fleet, sweepers and lawn maintenance equipment:  Holt, Co. of Texas, Laredo, Texas (FY 02-008) in the estimated amount of $100,000.00; RDO Equipment Co., Laredo, Texas (FY 02-008) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00; Kinlock Equipment and Supply Inc., Pasadena, Texas, (FY 02-018) in the estimated amount of $65,000.00; and AMC Industries, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (FY 02-009) in the estimated amount of $25,000.00.  All parts will be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

28.  Consideration for approval of the selection of a consultant for the development of the

Inner City Park Project to be located on Locust and Plum Streets between Barcelona Avenue and McDonnel Avenue and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract.  Funding is available in the Community Development 27th Action Year Inner City Park.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, mentioned that the recommendation made by the Contract Review Committee was to select Juan Homero Sanchez Architect, Inc.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

29.  Consideration to award a professional services contract to Flores Engineering

Company, Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the CDBG Sidewalks Project No. 20 (43 Blocks).  Funding is available in the Community Development 27th Action Year Sidewalks.

   

Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

30.  Consideration to award annual contracts (FY 02-019) to the Low Bidders, O’Reilly

Auto Parts, Springfield, MI, in the base amount of 41,984.40; Fleetpride, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $17,317.82; Laredo Wholesale, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $15,184.35; A & A Automotive Supplies, San Antonio, Texas, in the base amount of $4,773.70; and Napa Auto Parts, Laredo, Texas, in the base amount of $4,281.10, for the purchase of general repair parts.  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, service lubricants, and brakes.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

31.  Consideration to award a construction contract to the Sole Bidder, Pete Gallegos

Paving, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the City Park at E. San Francisco Ave. – Eistetter St. for a negotiated bid amount of $545,067.70.  Funding is available in the Community Development 25th Year San Francisco/Eistetter St. and Street Improvements.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

32.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-042A to the Low Bidder, Structural &

Steel Products, Ft. Worth, Texas, in the amount of $85,784.00, for the purchase of traffic signal mast arms with poles.  These will be installed at the following intersections:  Del Mar/Country Club; U.S. 83/Cielito Liendo Blvd.; Loop 20/Wal-Mart Driveway; Jacaman Rd/Loop 20; Jacaman Rd/McPherson Ave.; and Jacaman Rd./Sinatra Parkway.  Delivery is expected within one hundred and twenty days.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund, 1998 Contractual Obligation Fund, and the Arena Project budget.

 

 

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

33.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-035 to the Low Bidder, H & H

Industries, Inc., Elmwood, IL, in the amount of $35,500.00 for the purchase of incandescent traffic signal lamps.  These are replacement lamps for all traffic signal devices.  Funding is available in the Traffic Safety budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

34.  Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll.  The amount to be adjusted for the

month of November 2001, represents a decrease in levy of $49,768.34.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and court orders.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

35.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-036 to the Low Bidder, Gel Core,

Valley View, OH, in the amount of $148,700.00 for the purchase of light emitting diode L.E.D. modules.  These are L.E.D. modules that will replace the red and green traffic signal lamps on traffic signal devices promoting energy and maintenance savings.  The L.E.D. lamps are 92% more efficient than the 135W incandescent bulbs currently used.  The Traffic Safety Department plan is to replace the existing 135W incandescent traffic signal bulb in the multi-section traffic signal head assemblies with a 12W L.E.D. bulb assembly.  In addition, the L.E.D. replacements will save in maintenance costs since they are guaranteed for five (5) years performance when compared to the one-year life span of the incandescent bulbs.  Funding is available in the Traffic Safety budget.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

36.  Authorizing the City Manager to exercise the renewal option of two years for Contract

Number FY 00-0063 to the Sole Bidder, Capps Rent a Car Inc., Dallas, Texas, for the rental of vehicles for the Police Department’s Financial, Narcotics, Auto Theft, and FBI Task Forces.  Vehicles are rented on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Police Department grant budgets.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

37.  Consideration to extend the existing Impact Fees Advisory Committee to August 7,

       2002.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

38.  Consideration to award a construction contract to the Low Bidder Modern

Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $2,938,500.00 for the New Laredo Municipal Court Building Project to be located at Thomas Avenue and Leal Street and South of the Laredo Police Station.  Funding is available in the 2000A CO Issue- Municipal Court.

 

       Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XIII.    STAFF REPORT

           

39.  Status report regarding the notice to terminate the contract between the City of Laredo

       and Laredo Metro Inc., with possible action.

 

       Larry Dovalina, City Manager, mentioned that there is a correction to the wording on 

       the line item:  it was a notice of possible termination of the contract.  Being that the 

       committee has not had a meeting, he does not have a response to the letter.

 

       Motion to postpone.

 

       Moved:  Cm. Bruni

       Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

40.  Submittal of the Annual Tax Collection Report by the City Tax Assessor as  required

       by Chapter 31.10 of the Texas Property Tax Code.

 

       An annual report for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 was submitted by Phyllis Colon, Tax 

       Assessor-Collector.  She stated that her department reached the certified amount of 

       collection of 95.5% of the adjusted appraisal roll and approximately 30% of the 

       outstanding delinquent roll.  Adjustments by the Webb County Appraisal District and 

       court judgments to the current roll were for a loss of $137,327.26, and adjustments to

       the delinquent roll were for a loss of $85,117.88.  The total net collection was

       $26,603,509.39 plus $668,753.00 in penalty and interest.  This report is available for

       review at the City Secretary's Office.

 

41.  Request for City Council to approve opening of Landfill on the 1st Sunday of every

       month, instead of the 4th Sunday of every month.

 

       Oscar Medina, Assistant Director of Public Works, stated that it would be less 

       confusing and easier for the public to remember the first Sunday of the month rather 

       than the fourth Sunday. 

 

       Motion to approve opening the landfill on the first Sunday of every month.

 

       Moved:  Cm. Agredano

       Second:  Cm. Amaya

       For:     8                                        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.

 

42.  Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 (1) (A) to

consult with City Attorney regarding pending litigation, Michael R. Adelman, and Dynamic, L.L.C. v. City of Laredo, a Municipal Corporation, Cause No. L-01-156, in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas, and return to open session for possible action.

 

Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.071 (1) (A) to consult with City Attorney regarding pending litigation, Michael R.  Adelman, and Dynamic,  L. L. C. v. City of Laredo, a Municipal Corporation, Cause No.  L-01-156, in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas, and return to open session for possible action.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Guerra

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

                                 

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

 

Motion to authorize the City Manager to proceed with the settlement of Adelman and Dynamic Publishing and Distributing, LLC v. City of Laredo, Civil Action No. L-01-156, in the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, in accordance with the principles and law in the Memorandum and Order of United States District Judge  Keith P. Ellison and subject to the final review of building plans to ensure substantial compliance with the sexually oriented business ordinance.  

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Guerra

                   Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0           

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

 

            Motion to recess and convene as the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

        

43.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-037 to the Low Bidder Martinez

Refrigeration, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $30,918.00 for the purchase of forty (40), three-ton air condition units.  These are replacement units for the Jose Flores Apartment complex.  Funding is available in the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XVI.     RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

Motion to adjourn as the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation and convene as the Laredo Mass Transit Board.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Bruni

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

44.  Consideration to award contracts (FY 02-004) to the listed vendors for providing bus

and van fleet parts.  Approximately 900 different items purchased for non-warranty repairs were identified and bids were solicited for awarding an annual contract.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

45.  Status report from the El Metro General Manager on the grant applications, funding,

       expiration of grants and balance of grant funds and expenditures. 

   

       Joe Guerra, El Metro Finance Director, provided a report on the Capital Improvement   

       Program.

 

EL METRO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Name

Funding Source

 

Amount

Expense/ Encumbrance

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transit Tax Funded Capital Improvement Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1A

Bus Shelters

518-5162-565-9201

 

250,000

2,370

247,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2A

Street Leveling

518-5162-565-9303 Completed 2 of 4

 

100,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3A

Remodeling of Transit Center

518-5162-565-9303 First floor Restrooms

 

250,000

50,950

349,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600,000

53,320

596,680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Capital Projects - Section 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997-98 FTA Grant TX-90-406 (80/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1B

Machinery and Equipment

518-5195-565-9001 computer equip.

 

1,273

854

419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998-99 FTA Grant TX-90-438 (80/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1C

Design Bus Bays

518-5194-563-5512 Paid for four

 

22,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2C

Long Term Bus Study

518-5194-563-5512 Paid 50,000 to LKC

 

100,000

82,265

40,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3C

Bus Wash (replacement)

518-5194-565-9001 Issued PO

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4C

CNG Plant (replacement)

518-5194-565-9001 Hiring a consultant engineer

 

200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5C

Destination Signs

518-5194-565-9001 Electronic Route Signs

 

60,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6C

Misc. Maintenance Equipment

518-5194-565-9001 Purchased Bus Lift

 

100,000

73,170

336,830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7C

Support Vehicles (3)

518-5194-565-9004 Purchased Two Vehicles

 

60,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8C

Trolley or Bus (1)

518-5194-565-9004 Purchased one trolley

 

630,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9C

Van (1)

518-5194-565-9004

 

65,031

370,513

384,518

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10C

Construct Bus Bays

518-5194-565-9201 Going to let out bid soon

 

380,000

11,102

368,898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,667,831

537,050

1,130,781

1,130,781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999-2000 FTA Grant TX-90-456 (80/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1D

N. Laredo Park and Ride Study

518-5196-563-5512

 

140,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D

S.Laredo Park and Ride Study

518-5196-563-5512

 

110,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D

New Operational Building Study

518-5196-563-5512

 

100,000

0

350,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4D

Misc. Maintenance Equipment

518-5196-565-9001 Purchased ACD

 

112,118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5D

Scheduling Software/Computers

518-5196-565-9001 Purchased Some Equip

 

85,000

186,543

10,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6D

Radios

518-5196-565-9004

 

6,000

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7D

Fareboxes

518-5196-565-9004

 

5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8D

Vans (7)

518-5196-565-9004

 

385,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9D

Support Vehicles (1)

518-5196-565-9004

 

31,250

6,185

421,065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10D

So. Laredo Sidewalks

518-5196-565-9301

 

300,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11D

Paseo del Antiguo

518-5196-565-9301 Completed

 

200,000

168,216

331,784

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,474,368

360,944

1,113,424

1,113,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-01 FTA Grant TX-90-499 (80/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1D

Vans (5)

518-5197-565-9004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D

Buses (2)

518-5197-565-9004

 

934,635

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D

Support Vehicles (3)

518-5197-565-9004

 

105,000

0

105,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,039,635

0

1,039,635

1,039,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Administered Capital Projects - (Section 3) Vehicle Capital
Replacement

(VCR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999-2000 STATE GRANT VCR 9903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1E

Buses (3)

518-5180-565-9004 Completed

 

1,047,000

987,570

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-01 STATE GRANT VCR 0101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1F

Vans (8)

518-5181-565-9004  Delivery in 220 days

 

459,834

459,834

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions

 

114,959

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001-02 STATE GRANT VCR 0103

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1G

Vans (10)

518-5181-565-9004  Delivery in 220 days

 

445,552

445,552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2G

Buses (2)

 

 

648,448

0

648,448

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,668,793

905,386

648,448

763,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Capital Projects and Available Balance

 

6,451,900

1,857,554

4,529,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

       Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

       Second:  Cm.  Guerra

       For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

XVII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  ________

 

            Moved:  Cm. Amaya

            Second:  Cm. Agredano

            For:      8                                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

Supplemental Agenda

 

I.          Motion

 

1.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract with the Texas Mexican Railway

Company to provide for certain stipulations to include improvements, exchange of property and closure of certain streets in lieu of City's agreements, exchange of property and closure of certain street in lieu of City's agreement to refrain from any future attempts to unilaterally and involuntarily annex a tract of land containing approximately 250 acres more or less, comprising what is known as the Serrano Rail Yard", located north of State Hwy. 359, for an indefinite period of time, not sooner than five (5) years from the date of the execution of this Agreement. 

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

II.        Adjournment

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                        Time:  8:17 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

            Second:  Cm.  Agredano

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 through 27 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on December 17, 2001.

 

                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                                City Secretary