CITY OF LAREDO

                               SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                     2001-SC-03

                                    CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                 1110 HOUSTON

                                                   JUNE 12, 2001

                                                       5:30 P.M.

 

 

I.          Call to Order.

 

            With a quorum present, 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

            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

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Cm. Galo and Cm.  Bruni.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Agredano

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:      6                                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

IV.       Final Readings of Ordinance

 

            2001-O-114  An ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Laredo

Independent School District for approximately 5.75 acres located on Block No. 19 of the Laredo Airport Subdivision Plat at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for thirty (30) months commencing on June 1, 2001 and ending on October 31, 2003.  Monthly rent shall be $4,383.26; providing for an effective date.

 

Mayor Flores read the ordinance publicly into the record.

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, stated that a meeting was held last Tuesday with several individuals from the school district, including Mr. John Peter Montalvo.  Mr. Dovalina indicated to them some concerns that the City has in regards to safety of the school children.  The school district has agreed to address these concerns and to include the City’s provisions as part of the approval of the lease.  Mr. Dovalina read the lease provisions into the record:

 

1.  If traffic congestion develops in the area of the leased premises, Lessee shall hire the necessary number of off-duty police officers to control the flow of traffic;

 

2.  Lessee shall construct at its sole cost an eight foot (8’) chain link fence along the perimeter of the leased premises to ensure a closed campus and

     Lessee will not be allowed to ingress or egress on Pappas and Daugherty Streets within one hundred fifty (150’) feet from the intersection of Daugherty and Pappas;

 

3.  All costs associated with traffic related issues and all other costs incidental to the operation of a school campus, whether on-site or off-site, shall be borne by Lessee;

 

4.  Approval of this Lease is granted contingent upon that the subject premises receive a favorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission for an appropriate zone change as well as from City Council;

 

5.  Lessee shall cause its demolition and site grading contractors to dispose of all debris and materials to be disposed of at the City’s Landfill.  Lessee shall provide Lessor with copy of landfill tickets; and

 

6.  Lessee shall not cut down the palm trees located on the leased premises and Lessee shall maintain the palm trees in a neat and trim condition;

 

7.  Failure by Lessee to satisfactorily address and correct such issues that may be of concern to Lessor shall constitute a breach of this Lease.

 

John Peter Montalvo, L.I.S.D. Board of Trustees member, stated that they are in dire need of this area and due to the time constraints they need it now.  He asked City Council to approve and execute this lease agreement.

 

Motion to accept the lease agreement with a 30-month lease term instead of 24 months.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Amaya

For:     6                                     Against:  0                                Abstain:  0       

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2001-O-114 with a correction to the amount to $4,174.50 and with the conditions stipulated above.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Amaya

For:     6                                     Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

V.        Adjournment                                                                                   Time:  6:00 p.m.

 

            Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Agredano

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:      6                                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            I hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 through 03 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the Special City Council meeting held on the 12th day of June, 2001.

 

 

 

                                                                                    _____________________________________

                                                                                    Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                    City Secretary