CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2001-SC-004

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

SEPTEMBER 26, 2001

12:00 P.M.

 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

III. ROLL CALL

 

In Attendance:

 

Elizabeth G. Flores, Mayor

Alfredo Agredano, Council Member, District I

Louis H. Bruni, Council Member, District II

John C. Galo, Council Member, District III

Johnny Amaya, Council Member, District IV

Eliseo Valdez, Jr., 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. Guerra from the Council Meeting of September 17, 2001.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Cm. Agredano

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

IV. FINAL READINGS

 

Motion to waive the final reading of ordinance 2001-O-210.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

1. 2001-O-210 Providing for the adoption of the tax rate of $0.576358/$100 value with a Maintenance Operation rate of $0.435878/$100 and an Interest and Sinking Fund rate of $0.140480/$100 and for the levy and the collection of General and Special Ad Valorem and Beverage Taxes for the City of Laredo for the tax year 2001 and the fiscal year 2001-2002.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2001-O-210.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

V. RESOLUTIONS

 

2. 2001-R-102 Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program for Discretionary Funds and to accept a grant, if offered, in the amount of $3,500,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a portion of the east side air cargo apron. The Citys ten (10%) percent local match for this project in the amount of $ 388,889.00 is available in the Airport Land Reimbursement Account.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2001-R-102.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Cm. Bruni

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

VI. MOTIONS

 

3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of $2,975.875 acre-feet of class A water rights from Arrow Brook Limited Partnership, for the sum of $2,157,509.38. The water rights convert to 1,487.9375 acre-feet of municipal water rights.

 

Motion to postpone for October 1, 2001 and send it to the Water Issues Committee.

 

Moved: Cm. Bruni

Second: Cm. Galo

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

4. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase of 3,719.8437 acre-feet of class B water rights from Sam R. Sparks, Inc. for the sum of $2,157,509.38. The water rights convert to 1,487.9375 acre-feet of municipal water rights.

 

Motion to postpone.

 

Moved: Cm. Bruni

Second: Cm. Galo

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn. Time: 2:15 p.m.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 03 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council Meeting held on the 26th day of September, 2001.

 

 

 

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Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary