CITY OF LAREDO

                                                 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                              M2002-R-14

                                               CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                   1110 HOUSTON STREET

                                                    LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

                                                             JULY 15, 2002

                                                                  5:30 P.M.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present, Mayor Pro Tempore Alfredo Agredano called the meeting to order.

             

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                        Mayor Pro Tempore, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                              Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                              Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            Eliseo Valdez, Jr.,                                                         Council Member, District V

            Gene Belmares,                                                            Council Member, District VI

            Jose Valdez, Jr.,                                                           Council Member, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                               Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                   City Secretary

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                           Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Mayor Elizabeth G.  Flores.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano was chairing the meeting.

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

            Approval of the minutes of June 3, 2002.

 

            Motion to approve.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0   

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements

 

None

 

            Invitations

 

            None

 

            Recognitions

 

            None.

 

            Communiqués

 

Cm.  Garcia congratulated Jake Rathmell, President of the Optimist League, for hosting the baseball/softball tournament.  He also congratulated the children that participated in the All-Star games.

 

Cm.  Galo acknowledged taking the lead for the approval of amending the contract with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood.  He apologized to the taxpayer for the increase but assured them that the funds were well spent because the City will save a substantial amount in the long run.  He also discussed the issue of having inspection stations at the City of Laredo bridges.  He pointed out that the City and its entrepreneurs are very experienced on such issues and he feels that TxDOT should listen to what the City is proposing as opposed to what they are proposing.  He feels that the City has a much better grasp of what is needed at the bridges because of their expertise on the issue.

 

Cm.  Amaya noted that it was a pleasure and honor to be selected to distribute trophies to the Little League District 34 Champs from the American Little League 11 to 12 year olds.  He wished the little leaguers the best of luck as they continue to the state tournament.  He also wanted to thank Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager; Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, and Tony Garcia from Traffic Department for assisting him in attending a meeting with LISD Board of Trustee Jorge Beckelhymer and his staff.  The committee met to solve traffic problems that LISD face in District IV.   

 

Cm.  Belmares congratulated the Parks and Recreation staff for a fantastic 4th of July.  He also thanked Cm.  Ramirez for providing pie and ice cream for the event. 

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

            None.

  

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

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

annual budget by appropriating current seized revenues and expenditures in the amount of $156,000.00 in the Laredo Police Department Trust Fund.  Funding will be used to purchase capital outlay equipment.  Items include the mobile command center, inventory tracker, and the security system in all substations and improvements to the Laredo Police Department Annex (Building 60) at the Laredo International Airport. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

annual budget by appropriating current seized revenues and expenditures in the amount of $122,000.00 in the Laredo Police Department Trust Fund.  Funding will be used to pay for a detailed study to improve overall radio communication city-wide and to ensure that this system is compatible with the Mobile Data Terminals being acquired by the Laredo Police Department.  Funding is available in the Laredo Police Department Trust Fund. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

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

   

  

3.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending sections of the Laredo Land  

Development Code pertaining to Floodplain Management Standards, specifically Section 24-69, Flood Hazard District; and Appendix A, Definitions.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed ordinance amendment.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

execute all documentation from the Texas Department of Health for the “Los Dos Laredos” Binational Neural Tube Defects (NTD) Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department in the amount of $43,532.00 in additional funds for the period beginning April 1, 2002 through March 31, 2003, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 budget in the same amount.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

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

annual budget by appropriating additional funds in the amount of $5,394.00 from the Texas Department of Health for the Comprehensive Public Health Services Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2001, through August 31, 2002; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s full-time equivalent positions by creating one Clerk II position.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

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.  Amaya

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

6.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a grant awarded by the South Texas

Development Council in the amount of $27,100.00 and amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget for the NPDES Fund by appropriating said grant revenue to the appropriate expenditure accounts.  The grant monies will be used for the Used Oil Recycling Program.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

7.  A.  Request by Council Member Hector J. Garcia

 

1.  Discussion with possible action on the paving of the 100-800 blocks of South

     Ejido Street and 3400 block of Pecan Street.

 

Oscar Medina, Assistant Director for Public Works, discussed several problems on the paving of the 100-800 blocks of South Ejido.  He stated that engineers are reviewing the paving project because in certain areas of the block there is only 15’ of right-of-way to work with.  The second problem is funding the asphalt and materials for the project which will cost $43,000.  On Pecan he noted that staff is working to obtain the right-of-way for that area.  He advised Council that staff would report back once they have a cost estimate for paving Pecan Street. 

 

Motion to pave the 100-800 blocks of South Ejido Street with discretionary funds from District II.

 

     Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

     Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

       

                 B.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.  Staff report on the opening of Bartlett at Market, with possible action.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, reported that the preliminary information on the opening of Bartlett and Market was received from the Utilities Committee and staff is currently working on the engineering design which is 50% complete.  He added that staff is also waiting for a reply from Tex-Mex on the right-of-way and whether or not they will require planking.  Planking is expensive and staff will need to identify funding.  

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, said that he has contacted Tex-Mex on the item and they are working on the project. 

 

2.  Staff report on the progress of the code enforcement effort in the Santa Rita

     Subdivision, with possible action.

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, reported that on Sunday, June 23rd  Code staff had 22 volunteers travel through the subdivision of Santa Rita.  They were able to collect 107 bags of litter, 113 tires, 3 large pieces of furniture, 4 large pieces of pipe and 30 pieces of lumber.  On June 30th, fifty volunteers  removed graffiti from 12 residential properties in the Santa Rita Subdivision.  On that day, Code Enforcement targeted residential subdivision and issued 72 notices of violations, 52 maintenance citations, 20 inoperable vehicles, and staff is continuing to address violations.  The investigation will be complete once the police department, environmental and engineering departments submit their report on citations issued in the Santa Rita Subdivision.  He went on to say that staff is working on upgrading the subdivision. 

  

3.  Staff report on all City owned properties on the former Air Force Base including

properties for rent, properties rented, lease terms, improvements, parks and size of lots, with possible action.

 

 

 

Jose Flores, Airport Director, presented a color coded map which allowed Council Members to view the Air Force Base properties.  He gave a comprehensive report on the Air Force Base properties that are for rent, properties rented, lease terms, improvements, parks and size of lots.  Efforts are underway to continue cleaning the area.  The original use for the base was industrial; however, the use has shifted to be medical/institutional related.  He suggested for Council to create an Ordinance allowing the City Manager to enter into short-term leases. 

 

Cm.  Galo agreed that allowing the City Manager to execute short-term leases would be a solution to the problem of building vacancies.  He further noted the most viable solution for utilizing the prime realty would be to create a property list and submit it to all interested realtors so they can offer the realty to interested clients and at the same time receive compensation .

 

4.  Staff report on traffic plans through the former Air Force Base, with possible

     action.

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, advised that in 1997 staff created an in-house comprehensive Land Use Plan for the Air Force Base properties.  He gave a detailed report on all changes that have taken place on the base and explained that staff’s main goal was based on saving the City money. He went on to say that staff will be updating the Land Use Plan and report back to Council.

 

                C.  Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

 

1.  Status report on the speed hump study for Orange Blossom, with possible action.

 

Tony Garcia, from the Traffic Department, reported that an application was submitted and a study was executed but the area did not warrant a speed hump on Orange Blossom.  He noted that the applicant has the right to appeal the decision. 

 

2.  Status report on the widening of Del Mar Boulevard, with possible action.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, advised that the project of widening Del Mar Boulevard is on target and is 70% complete.  He noted that they have encountered some problems with the rain but completion of the project will be in September.

 

Cm.  Belmares stressed his desire to expedite the Del Mar projects including the installation of a sidewalk along Merlin.  He emphasized the importance of assuring absolute safety for school children.  He wants all projects completed before school starts.

 

Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager, noted that staff needs to identify the funds for the sidewalk.

 

3.  Status report on truck traffic enforcement by Police Department on Del Mar

     Boulevard.

 

Chief Perez reported that from January to July there were 35 traffic truck/route violations, 114 speeding tickets and 56 other violations.

 

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

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding changes to the Priority Procedures for

     the Mayor and City Council.

 

Cm.  Valdez encouraged the public to submit recommendations or suggestions to the committee for consideration.  

       

                 E.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.  Discussion with possible action on establishing an ordinance or franchise fee on

     the export of vehicles to Mexico.

 

Tony Garcia, Traffic Safety, reported that staff is working on a solution for the export of vehicles to Mexico.  A report is being compiled which will be submitted to the Director for suggestions. 

 

Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager, said that the Traffic Department will re-assess the installation of meters and place additional meters.  She also said that she would ask the department to take a look at the reinforcement issues.

 

2.  Discussion with possible action on placing a storm sewer on the corner of Lee

     and Garcia Street.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, said that the inlet does not have the capacity to take in all the flow during rain fall so staff is looking at adding an addition inlet. The cost for upgrading the storm sewer inlet is $5,000.

 

Motion to approve the project with monies from Cm.  Rmairez discretionary fund.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

3.  Discussion with possible action on the flooding situation at the intersection of

     Vidaurri and Sanchez.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, stated the flow is currently on Park and it needs to be on the right-of-way on Santa Rita which will need to be excavated.  The item will need to be submitted to the Utilities Coordination Committee for approval then staff can proceed.  

 

 

4.  Status report on the sidewalks in the San Francisco neighborhood.

 

Rogelio Rivera, City Engineer, reported that Project 19C is 33% complete and will be finished in August of 2002.  He added that Projects 19A and 19B are in route for signatures so construction will begin next week. 

     

IX.       INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

8.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with SER Jobs for Progress Southwest

Texas, Inc., for approximately 6,102 square feet of office space constituting Suites 9 and 10 in Building No. 134 located at 4603 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for two (2) years commencing on December 1, 2001 and ending on November 30, 2003, and lease may be terminated by either party upon giving a ninety (90) day written notice from the party terminating to the other.  Monthly rent shall be $5,800.00 commencing on December 1, 2001 and ending on November 30, 2002 and monthly rent shall be $6,245.00 commencing on December 1, 2002 and ending on November 30, 2003; providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

9.  Amending Chapter XI, Truck Traffic Division 2, Truck Routes, Section 19-410 Truck

Routes Designated, of Chapter 19, of the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances by deleting Jefferson Street (Westbound only) as a truck route between IH 35 and Santa Isabel Avenue and providing for publication and effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

title to the State of Texas, the “Surface Only” of 0.33 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, and 0.48 of an acre, more or less, parcel of land, both for the construction of an acceleration lane to and a deceleration lane from Loop 20 onto and from Jacaman Road.  Said land parcels being generally described below and more particularly described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibits “A” & “B” and providing for an effective date.

Parcel 1- Being a tract of land containing 0.33 acres, more or less, a part of Survey 1022, Abstract 654, R.S. Ramsey Original Grantee, in Webb County, Texas; being a part of that certain tract called to contain 1,342.47 acres, described in Warranty Deed dated July 10, 1992, and recorded in Volume 47, Pages 418-42, of the Official Public Records of Webb County, out of a 9.37 acre tract dedicated to the City of Laredo, Texas on September 6, 2001 recorded in Vol. 1099, Pgs. 633-643, of the Deed Records of Webb County, Texas.

 

Parcel 2-Being a tract of land containing 0.48 acres, more or less, a part of Survey 1022, Abstract 654, R.S. Original Grantee, in Webb County, Texas; being a part of that certain tract called to contain 1,342.47 acres, described in Warranty Deed dated July 10, 1992, and recorded in Volume 47, Pages 418-42 of the Official Public Records of Webb County, out of a 9.37 acre tract dedicated to the City of Laredo, Texas on September 6, 2001, recorded in Vol. 1099, Pgs, 633-643 of the Deed Records of Webb County, Texas.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

X.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

Motion to waive the final readings of Ordinance # 2002-O-132, #2002-O-142, # 2002-O-143, # 2002-O-144, # 2002-O-145, # 2002-O-146, # 2002-O-147, # 2002-O-148, # 2002-O-149, # 2002-O-150, # 2002-O-151, # 2002-O-152, # 2002-O-153, # 2002-O-154, # 2002-O-155, # 2002-O-156, # 2002-O-157, # 2002-O-158, # 2002-O-159, # 2002-O-160, # 2002-O-161. 

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

11.  2002-O-132  An Ordinance Amending Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinance of the City

Of Laredo, Texas to include Section 30-4 Credit Card Payment Processing Fee to establish a credit card payment-processing fee for the payment of property taxes.  The fee will be based on the amount of the payment processed and will be equal to 1.8% of the amount of the transaction; providing for publication and effective date.  (As Amended) 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-132.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

2002-O-142  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit to East Country Limited for a mini-storage                                                                                            facility on 3.8955 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located at the 3500 Block of Del Mar Blvd.; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-142.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2002-O-143  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15, Health and Sanitation, Article VI, Tattoo and Body Piercing, providing definitions,  establishing a tattoo and body piercing permit program; providing for exemption from requirements, terms of permits, terms of renewal, terms of denial, and terms of suspension or revocation; providing for injunctive relief and severability; authorizing fee of $100.00 for tattoo or body piercing permits; and $200.00 for a combined studio permit for issuance or annual renewal of permits, and a $10.00 fee for replacement; authorizing a penalty for violation of this Ordinance; providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-143.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain: 

 

2002-O-144  Amending Ordinance No. 97-O-114 authorizing the City of Laredo Health Department to increase the fee from $10.00 to $20.00 per person not registered in a clinic as Health Department patients for phlebotomy services at the Health Department Laboratory; and providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-144.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2002-O-145  Amending Chapter 15, Health and Sanitation, of the City of Laredo Code                                 of Ordinances by amending Article VII, Swimming Pool Permit,            

                                        providing definitions; establishing a swimming pool permit, terms of                                            swimming pool permit, establishing authority to inspect swimming pools,                                       authorizing a fee of $100 for issuance or renewal of a swimming pool                                                     permit, authorizing a fee of $10 for issuance of duplicate permits; terms of                               renewal, terms of denial, and terms of suspension or revocation; providing                                 a waiver of permit fee to the City of Laredo Parks and Recreation                                            Department; providing for injunctive relief and severability; authorizing a                                     penalty for violation of this Ordinance; and providing for publication and                                   effective date. (As amended)

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-145.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

  

                   2002-O-146  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by       

                                         appropriating additional funds in the amount of $212,470.00 from the                                                    Texas Department of Health for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Project of the                                      City of Laredo Health Department and extending the grant period from                                                  April 1, 2002 through August 31, 2002 to April 1, 2002 through March                                                   31, 2003.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-146.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

      

                   2002-O-147  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by       

                                         appropriating revenues in the amount of $39,337.00 in additional funds                                      for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project                                of the City of Laredo Health Department to extend the program period                                                  from February 1, 2002, through August 31, 2002, to February 1, 2002,                                               through January 31, 2003.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-147.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-148  Amending Section 13-21    definitions, Article II (Food Products     

                                        Establishments) Division 1 (Generally) of Chapter 13 (Food and Food                                                   Products) of the Code of Ordinances to revise the definition of a food                                                products establishment, providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-148.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

                  2002-O-149  Amending Section 13-39, (Fees) of Division 2, License of Article II (Food                                Products Establishments) of Chapter 13 (Food and Food Products) of the                                        City of Laredo Code of Ordinances to increase the annual license fee to be                               paid by a food establishment, which will continue to be based on the                                               number of employees per establishment.  Establishing a fee of $50.00 for                                   a new food establishment application and fee of $25.00 for request for                                             inspection services, providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-149.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

  

                   2002-O-150  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Section 13-81 (Fees)                                  of Article IV, Permitting of Food Service Operator, Chapter 13, Food and                                Food Products to raise the fee of ten ($10.00) to thirty ($30.00) for a Food                                          Service Operator Permit; providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-150.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

 

                  2002-O-151  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a reimbursement from the Federal                                 Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the amount of $19,717.00 for overtime                                              expenses and amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget in                                the amount of $19,717.00 to fund the Laredo Border Region Violent                                          Crime Task Force (LBRVCTF).  The Laredo Police Department will                                                    assign one Investigator and one Police Officer to the Task Force.                                                       Reimbursement of overtime expenses will commence on October 1, 2001                                 through September        30, 2002.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-151.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

                  2002-O-152  Amending Ordinance No. 90-O-177 by increasing the fee of $8.00 to          

                                        $15.00 per sample for the bacteriological analysis of water and allowing                                    for a waiver of the fee to the Health Department; and providing for                                             publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-152.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

                   2002-O-153  Amending the Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2 (Administration)       

                                         Article I (In General) Section 2-3 (Fees for City Services) Subsection (b),                                 increasing the fee for certified birth certificates from $11.00 to $13.00 to                                  include an administrative fee; providing for severability; and providing                                                     for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-153.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-154  The Laredo Code of Ordinances, Section 13-58(e) (Issuance of Food                     

                                         Handler’s Certificates) of Division 3 (Employees) of Article II (Food                                                     Products Establishments) of Chapter 13, Food and Food Products to raise                                          the annual fee of $8.50 to $20.00 for a Food Handler Certificate, and                                                   establish a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for a duplicate Food Handler                                             Certificate, and extend the effective period from one (1) year to two (2)                                     years, providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-154.

 

 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-155  Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation                                                   from the Texas Department of Health for the Bio-Terrorism Preparedness                                          Program of the City of Laredo Health Department in the amount of                                           $411,076.00 in additional funds for the period beginning June 1, 2002,                                                  through August 31, 2003, and amending the City of Laredo FY 2001-                                                  2002 budget in the same amount; and authorizing the City Manager to                                                      amend the City of Laredo’s full-time equivalent positions by creating 1 –                                    Senior Epidemiologist; 1 – Public Health Technician; 2 – Registered                                                      Nurse II; 1.25 – Sanitarians; and 1 – Health Educator, which will be                                                      funded by this grant, and will serve Webb, Duval, Zapata and Jim Hogg                                     Counties.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-155.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

   

                   2002-O-156  Amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2001-2002 annual budget in the                                                      Capital Improvements Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures                                     in the amount of $80,000.00 which are being donated by Paul Young                                                    Properties, LTD., to fund the installation and activation of a traffic signal                                 on U.S. Highway 59 at Casa Blanca Road and the entrance to Paul Young                                Auto Mall, and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-156.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-157  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Webb County for                                     approximately 380 square feet of office space constituting Suite No. 9 of                                Building No.  S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the Laredo                                                           International Airport.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on                                                     March 1, 2002 and ending on February 28, 2003 and may be extended for                               one (1) year ending February 29, 2004.  Monthly rent shall be $494.00                                                and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension term of                                                    this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing                                            for publication and effective date.

 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-157.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:Belmares

For:     6                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  1

                                                                                                                                    Cm.  Amaya

                   2002-O-158  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease between the City of            

                                         Laredo Airport Fund, as Lessor, and the City of Laredo Environmental                                                 Department, as Lessee, for approximately 400 square feet constituting                                           Suite No. 8 of Building No.  S-1 located at 1718 E. Calton Road at the                                                Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for six (6) months                                                                  commencing on April 1, 2002 and ending on September 30, 2002.                                            Monthly rent shall be $520.00; providing for an effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-158.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-159  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to            

                                         effectively convey a 3,382.41 sq. ft. parcel of land to AEP/Central Power                                 and Light Company, as an easement, for the installation of certain                                           underground electric service facilities to serve the premises at 6415                                            Sinatra Parkway in Laredo, Texas.  Said 3,382.41 square foot parcel                                                  being out of and a part of Lot 4, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch, Unit 3, Laredo                                 Entertainment Center Subdivision, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas;                               being generally described below, and more particularly described by                                                      metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, and providing for an effective                                date.  Being a CP&L Easement containing 3,382.41sq.  ft. (0.0776 of an                                  acre) of land, more or less, being out of and a part of Lot No. 4, Block                                           No. 2, Jacaman Ranch, Unit 3, Laredo Entertainment Center Subdivision,                                 recorded in Volume 21, Page 68, Plat Records of Webb County, Texas.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-159.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0  

 

                   2002-O-160  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to            

                                         effectively convey fee simple title to Mary Furrh Gomez, Rafael Gomez                                      and Molly E. Gomez, for the “Surface Only” of certain City property                                                    being generally described as those former street sections being Mendiola                                   Avenue between Palo Blanco & Bayard Streets excluding the                                                          intersections and that former street section being Thurman Street between                                  Tapeyste & Mendiola Avenues, provided that the City of Laredo retains a                                    40 foot-wide Sanitary Sewer Easement on that section of Mendiola                                           Avenue between Palo Blanco & Thurman Streets.  All said former street                                         sections situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County,                                     Texas; being generally described on the attached excerpt of a City plat                                           and providing for an effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-160.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

     For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0   

 

                   2002-O-161  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease renewal with United           

                                         Exports Trading Association (U.E.T.A.) of Texas, Inc. for approximately                                   2,526 square feet out of Lot 10, Block 22, in the Western Division, City                                 of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, lying Northeast of the concrete                                              pavement connecting Salinas Street with Water Street.

                                         1.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on April 1, 2002 and                                                           ending March 31, 2003.

                                         2.  Monthly rent will be $720.00

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

 

Motion to postpone.   Staff should place the property out for bid/proposals or contact other agencies.  Staff will review the contract and work with the legal on the item.

 

Motion to postpone.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:      7                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

            12.  2002-R-060  Appointing John C. Galo, Council Member for District III of the City of                                    Laredo to serve as a director for the Southwest Texas Rain Enhancement                                Association Board of Directors.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-060.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

            13.  2002-R-061  Ratifying the City Manager’s submittal of a grant proposal to the      

                                        Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $115,000.00 to                                            provide for a Vulnerability Assessment of the water and wastewater                                               infrastructure security.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-061.

 

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

            14.  2002-R-062  Authorizing the use of surplus proceeds from the City of Laredo -                                             Contractual Obligations, Series 97-B Certificate of Obligation, in the                                                    amount of $12,210.00, for the purchase of additional security system                                                     equipment for the City Hall building; and authorizing change order no. 1                                    to AET, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the purchase and installation of this                                                      security equipment at the City Hall building. 

 

                                         Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-062.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     7                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            15.  2002-R-063  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City                                 of Laredo Fire Department Emergency Medical Services and Laredo                                                     Community College to provide a program of clinical education or field                                                   work experience at the agency for its Health Science students.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-063.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            16.  2002-R-064  Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas                                     Parks and Wildlife Department for consideration of the Texas Recreation                                    and Parks Account Grant Program for the development of the Northwest                                  Recreation Center in the estimated project amount of $1,550,000.00 with                                  the maximum grant amount of $750,000.00 and local matching funds of                                     $800,000.00 dedicated for permanent public park and recreation use and                                  certifying that the City of Laredo is eligible to receive program assistance                                   and further authorize the City Manager to execute any and all documents                                    pertaining to and resulting from this submission.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-064.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:     7                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XII.     MOTIONS

 

            17.  Authorizing the award of a contract in the amount of $40,983.00 to A & R Consulting               for the ADA Paratransit Plan Update for Laredo, TX.  Funding for this project is                             available in the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) account from Federal                       Planning Grant (PL112) funds.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            18.  Consideration for approval to place the Laredo Entertainment Center Marquee in the

                   public right-of-way.  The location will be the southwest corner clip at Jacaman Road                              and Bob Bullock Loop.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

            19.  Consideration for approval of amendment no. 1 an increase of $35,700.00 to the  

                   professional services contract with Design Group International, Laredo, Texas, for the               roofing improvements for the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge Toll Plaza Facility and for the                    design of interior improvements to the Bridge II building.  Funding is available in the                   Toll Plaza Improvements.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            20.  Consideration for approval to award a professional services contract to Arcadis,   

                   Laredo, Texas, for an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 for a feasibility study to include            a Phase I market study and user forecast for a water park.  Funding is available in the        Capital Improvements Fund- Water Park Study Project.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

            21.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to sell two (2) surplus ambulances to our

                   Sister City Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, in the amount of $7,000.00 each and to donate             two (2) unsalvageable vehicles.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            22.  Approving the submission of the 2002 Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of          

                   Housing and Urban Development in request for funding through the 28th Action Year                Community Development Block Grant  Program (CDBG) in the amount of                                            $4,367,000.00; the 2002 HOME Investment Partnership Program in the amount of                               $1,500,000.00; and the 2002 Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) in the amount of        $153,000.00 and authorizing the City Manager to execute all documents as a result of               the Plan’s submission.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

            23.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-112, a twelve-month office supply           

                   contract to the low bidders, Executive Office Supply, Laredo, Texas, and Patria Office              Supply, Laredo, TX, for providing general office supplies for all City departments.  The                term of this contract is for a twelve-month period with an option to extend for one                      additional year.  This contract is based on the lowest cost format utilizing a published                price for City orders.  Departments will be able to order from the vendor’s general                                catalogues.  Funding is available in the office supply line item budgets for the                       respective departments.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

      24.  Refund of property tax to the following taxpayers and companies:

 

a.       A refund in the amount of $536.83 payable to Ronny Salamon due to an over-payment for the 1999 taxes.  Account #923-00015-286 (A02-0315 GF)

b.      A refund in the amount of $554.08 payable to Lawrence Phillip Wildenborg & Antonieta due to an overpayment for the 1998 taxes.  (A02-0315 GF) Account #923-00015-282.

            c.  A refund in the amount of $545.35 payable to Transamerica Refunds Dept. due to a double payment for the 2000 taxes.  Account #969-30009-280.  (A02-0319 GF)

d.      A refund in the amount of $670.05 payable to Aladar Deutsch due to a double payment for the 1998 tax.  Account #965-10010-002.  (A02-0319 FG). 

Account #965-10010-002.  (A02-0319 GF).

            e.  A refund in the amount of $621.83 payable to Countrywide Home Loans due to a double payment for the 2001 tax year.  Account #965-20006-032.

            f.  A refund in the amount of $1,004.94 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to a double payment by the mortgage bank and the homeowner.  Account #437-00697-010.

            g.  A refund in the amount of $3,903.42 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to a quadruple over payment on account #551-01362-090 by homeowner and mortgage bank.

            h.  A refund in the amount of $1,398.50 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment on account #660-01812-100 by homeowner and mortgage bank.

            i.  A refund in the amount of $525.35 payable to Laura M. Rodriguez due to a double payment by the mortgage & title companies on account #909-00024-465.

            j.  A refund in the amount of $995.88 payable to Washington Mutual.  Account #969-30003-050 was paid in error.

            k.  A refund in the amount of $2,639.65 payable to Marcela Canales due to an over payment on account #909-00046-330 by mortgage company and homeowner.

            l.  A refund in the amount of $1,339.40 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to a double payment on account #970-50006-080 by the mortgage bank.

            m.  A refund in the amount of $743.27 payable to Washington Mutual due to an over payment on account #989-30001-010 by two mortgage companies.

            n.  A refund in the amount of $553.71 payable to Laredo Teacher's Credit Union due to a double over payment by two mortgage banks on acct. #970-10005-200.

            o.  A refund in the amount of $614.46 payable to IBOC-McAllen due to an over payment on account #970-00004-097 by homeowner and mortgage bank.

            p.  A refund in the amount of $668.79 payable to Midland Mortgage Co., due to a triple over payment by homeowner and mortgage company.  Account #553-01474-020.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            25.  Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll. The amount to be adjusted for the month of June 2002 represents an increase in levy of $24,048.05.  These adjustments                         are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and court orders.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            26.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of two, diesel engine driven electric generators through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) –ooperative                    Purchasing Program in the total amount of $42,025.80.  These backup power generators will be installed at Fire Stations no. 1 and no. 8.  Funding is available from 2002                         PPFCO contractual obligation bond proceeds.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0                   

            27.  Consideration to award contract number FY 02-121, to the SOLE BIDDER, Zertuche             Construction, LLC, Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $56,625.00, for roof repairs to         

                   Building 60 on the Laredo International Airport property.  With the recent rains, the                               roof has collapsed and immediate repairs are needed to prevent any interior damage.          

                   This building is being leased by the Police Department.  Funding is available in the                      Police Trust Fund. 

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

            28.  Consideration to approve an agreement with Graphitiks Advertising Design, Inc.    

                   Laredo, Texas, to design, produce, sell advertising and print the 2003 Laredo/Nuevo        

                   Laredo Official Visitors Guide. Graphitiks will print, at no cost to the City of Laredo,                 120,000 copies of the guide which is a 76-page full color magazine featuring “Los Dos               Laredos.” The Guide will be produced under the direction of the Laredo Convention &              Visitors Bureau relative to style, design and editorial content.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XIII.    STAFF REPORTS

 

            29.  Status report on the selection process of the Associate Municipal Court Judge.

 

Jaime Flores, City Attorney, pointed out that the City Charter gives appointment authority to the Council for two positions which are the City Manager and the Associate Municipal Court Judge.  The City Manager is an advertised position and he is a contract employee.  The Associate Municipal Court Judge is a temporary City employee paid at an hourly rate for hours worked as determined by the Municipal Court Judge.  Because of those factors, staff recommended that the position for Association Judge be advertised and filled by a licensed attorney.  He discussed the prohibitions for an Associate Judge if he is a Criminal Offense Attorney. 

 

The Council was polled for the purpose of calling a special meeting to be held on Friday, July 29, 2002 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Tommy Ochoa, Municipal Court Clerk, informed Council that the present budget allots 395 hours for the Associate Court Judges. The ordinance states that the Council should appoint two associates.

 

Cm.  Galo suggested naming more than two Associate judges and rotate them similar to selecting a substitute teacher. 

 

Cm.  Galo and Cm.  E.  Valdez suggested limiting the position by the budget.  

 

Cm.  Ramirez stated that it would send a wrong message to citizens if the Municipal Court Judge could not choose his own assistants.  

 

Alfonso “Boyer” Ornelas, Municipal Court Judge, mentioned that he has not been approached by staff about appointments for the associate position.  He said the most important factor would not be that the applicant is a licensed attorney but would be his/her judicial temperament.  He noted that he needed an individual that would be sensitive to the defendants.  He said he was in agreement with the current list of applicants; however, he requested adding the names of Cristobal Rodriguez, Juan Cabello and Mario Castillo to the current list.  

 

Sergio “Keko” Martinez encouraged Council to allow Alfonso Ornelas the right to select his own associate.  He asked Council to keep back room politics out of City Council.   

 

Belinda Mendez, applicant, mentioned that she had a resume to submit for the position of Associate Court Judge.  She encouraged Council to make sure the selected associate judges were licensed attorneys. 

 

Armando Trevino, local attorney, noted that the position of associate judge should be held by a person that is knowledgeable, willing to learn and one who has common sense.  He indicated that the recommendations of the City Attorney is geared to control individuals to appease the City.  He went on to say the position should be appointments from Alfonso Ornelas and they should not have to answer to City administration. 

 

XIV.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

            The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during           this public meeting, if such is requested by the City Attorney or other legal counsel for the City, pursuant to his or her duty under Section 551.071(2) of the Government Code, to             consult privately with his or her client on an item on the agenda, or on a matter arising out          of such item.

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING          CORPORATION

 

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

 

 

 

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

            30.  Consideration to enter into an agreement with Ana Ochoa, Licensed Real Estate    

                   Broker, to provide leasing services under the Noise Abatement Program.  Commission              will be based on one month’s rent of the home rented.  Funding is available in the      

                   Noise Abatement Program Fund.

 

Erasmo Villarreal, Community Development Director, informed Council that they published the request for qualifications and no one responded so they called Ana Ochoa for assistance and she agreed to provide services.

 

Cm.  Galo expressed his dissatisfaction with the process and directed staff to bring the item back so they can send letters to all realtors to see if they get a better response.  He asked staff to bring the item back to Council.    

 

                  Motion to postpone.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                   Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Motion to adjourn as the Laredo Municipal Housing Corporation and reconvene as the Laredo City Council.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XVI.   ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  8:10 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

City of Laredo

City Council Meeting

M2002-S-05

City Council Chambers

1110 Houston

Laredo, Texaas  78040

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

I.          PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

 

 

1.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending sections of the Laredo

Development Code pertaining to allowable signage, specifically Section 24.82.3 Off-Premise Signs; Section 24.82.4 Permitted Sign Dimensions; Section 24.82.5.2  Supplementary Standards for all Districts; Appendix A; and providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed ordinance amendment. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

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.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

II.  GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTAITONS

 

            2.  a.  Request by Council Member Eliseo Valdez, Jr.

 

Request to set up a sub-committee made up from the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee to monitor the progress being made by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding testing of the Vista Hermosa residential area and assure that the residents are property informed of such testing.  (Co sponsored by Gene Belmares)

 

Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager, notified Council that the City Manager has already selected Dr.  Gonzalez, Riazul Mia, Rogelio Rivera and Jose Flores to serve on the committee.  She said that she would ask Riazul Mia to incorporate the sub-committee to work hand-in-hand with the staff on this matter. 

Jose Flores, Airport Director, said the testing would begin in October. 

 

III.       ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

XVI.   ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  8:10 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

           

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 25 are true, complete and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on July 15, 2002.

                                                           

 

                                                                                    _____________________________________

                                                                                                     Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                                            City Secretary