CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2002-R-020

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 21, 2002

5:30 P.M.

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

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

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    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 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

 

IV.       MINUTES

    

Approval of the minutes of September 3, 2002, September 16, 2002 and September 20, 2002.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

Cm.  Belmares was not present.

 

 

 

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements 

 

            None.

 

             Invitations

 

a.  Presentation by Craig Baltazar and Marc Solis, Arena Ventures, on the Laredo

     Entertainment Center ribbon cutting-open house on Sunday, October 27, 2002.

 

      Julian Luis “Kiki” de Ayala mentioned that construction is winding down now on this project and he reported that the project will be completed on time and under budget.

      He introduced two key members of the organization:  Marc Solis, Vice-President of Business Operations and Craig Baltazar, General Manager of the Laredo Entertainment Center. 

 

      Craig Baltazar stated that the citizens of Laredo should be very proud of the 10,000 seat facility.  He mentioned that the home season for the Laredo Bucks opens Friday, November 1, 2002.  He extended invitations to the Council Members and their spouses and mentioned that he looks forward to seeing them at some of the upcoming games.  He also announced that the Open House will be held on October 27, 2002, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at 3:00 p.m. 

 

      Mayor Flores mentioned that the entire process was a lengthy process and the people of Laredo should be proud of the Council Members who served on different committees that overlooked the entire operation.  She asked for a round of applause for them for their hard work throughout the entire process. 

 

            Recognitions

 

a.  Recognition of the Shining Star Customer Service Award garnered by the City of Laredo

     for its strong customer service initiatives.

 

      Eddie Zavala, Customer Service Coordinator, stated that this award was received during the Chamber of Commerce Customer Service luncheon.  He stated that the City of Laredo was one of only five organizations recognized for their initiatives where each competing organization has to sell their internal and external customer service program, their training for employees, and how each one monitors customer service.   He added that the City of Laredo prides itself on providing training to all new employees and continued training throughout their period of employment.

 

b.  Recognition of State Farm Insurance Company for their generous contribution to the

Laredo Fire Department Fire Prevention Division.  State Farm Insurance Company has demonstrated their commitment to the safety of the citizens of the Laredo Community by providing funding to the Fire Department for the purchase of a Bilingual 911 Emergency Simulator.  This educational aid will assist the Fire Inspectors to teach a citywide fire prevention program.

 

Fire Chief Luis Sosa introduced the new Fire Marshall Daniel Potin who addressed the City Council and explained that he is beginning a new phase within the department and is looking forward to the new challenges he will be tackling.  District Fire Chief Steve Landin displayed the new fire equipment donated by State Farm Insurance.  He stated that this educational tool will allow them to provide courses to young children regarding 911 communication. 

 

Mayor Flores provided a Seven Flags Certificate of Recognition to the representatives of State Farm Insurance for their generous donation. 

  

c.  Recognition of Wal-Mart for their dedication to fire prevention.  Wal-Mart has initiated

a Fire Prevention Program for the citizens of our community.  Wal-Mart has shown great interest in the safety of the Laredo community.

 

Fire Chief Luis Sosa stated that Wal-Mart has been very generous in providing instructional tools including a smoke alarm and a television set which is being utilized at the different public schools. 

 

d.  Mayor Flores presented an award to Cm. Juan Ramirez who was recently recognized by   

     United Way for his meritorious service. 

 

e.   Rick Johnson with United Water gave a brief progress report to City Council.  He thanked Beto Ramirez, Utilities Director, for his cooperation during the transition of the Utilities Department.  He explained that they have provided plenty of safety training to the employees.  He mentioned that they have consolidated all the controls at the water facilities into one computer and control panel. 

   

      Communiqués

 

Cm. Agredano reiterated Mayor Flores’s comments on the great reception given by the people of Corpus Christi at the hockey game held in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He added that the citizens of Laredo will be in for a treat when they start attending the hockey games.  He stated that on October 27, 2002, at 8:00 a.m. there will be the 5th Annual 5K Run in South Laredo.  He mentioned that all the proceeds from this race go toward scholarships for students from Cigarroa High School and United South High School. 

 

Cm. Garcia stated that he also attended the first hockey game in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He expressed his gratitude to Assistant City Manager, Cynthia Collazo and city staff who attended a meeting at Villa del Sol.  He stated that it was an informative and enlightening meeting which provided a great opportunity to meet with a key group of people. 

 

Cm. Galo stated that he was submitting a petition delivered to him for a request for speed bumps which he requested to be forwarded to the Traffic Department. 

 

Cm. Amaya stated that there will be a Chicken Plate Sale on Saturday, October 26, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 220 Calton Road.    The proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward donations for needy families and students during the holidays.  He thanked the members of the community and local businesses that have contributed to this and other District IV projects. 

 

Cm. E. Valdez, Jr. thanked Kiki  De Ayala and his staff for the exciting show at the hockey game.  He encourages everyone in the community to attend some of the games.  He also mentioned that there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony held earlier today for the opening of Casa Verde Road.  He thanked the City Manager’s Office, the Public Works Department, the Traffic Department and the Utilities Department for the great work done to complete this project. 

 

Cm. J. Valdez, Jr. thanked the crew from Parks and Recreation Department for their cleanup effort at the Rancho Viejo Subdivision entrance.  He also mentioned that the area has officially been declared a natural disaster area by the Governor and people can now contact FEMA to find out whether they can obtain assistance from FEMA. 

 

Cm. Ramirez thanked everyone who participated at the El Dia del Rio at Las Palmas Park this past Saturday, October 19, 2002.   He also urged all those registered voters who have not voted to go out to exercise their right to vote. 

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

           

a.  Appointment by Council Member Alfredo Agredano of Jesus Guerra to the Tree   

    Advisory Committee.

 

                Motion to approve the appointment.

 

                Moved:  Cm.  Galo

                Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                For:     7                                           Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

            Cm.  Belmares arrived at 6:10 p.m.

 

1.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 408, Eastern Division, located at 519 East Saunders Street, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway 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.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ron Whitehawk, representing Carlos Castillo, submitted an application to a cup for one year to allow a paint and body shop operation.

 

Recognize to remove bi-staff

 

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

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Amaya

 

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

Development Code pertaining to manufactured homes space leasing, Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses and Section 24.93.2, Manufactured Housing Park, and providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of this ordinance amendment.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      7                                         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 Lots 13 and 14, Block 2, Jacaman Ranch Subdivision, Unit 6, Jacaman Commercial Park, located northeast of Rosson Lane, from B-4 (Highway 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.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ron Whitehawk spoke on behalf of the applicant asked Council to postpone the public hearing for 30 days. 

 

Motion to close the public hearing and postpone for 30 days.

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

4.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the         

City of Laredo and Ordinance 2001-O-133 which authorized the issuance a Conditional Use Permit for a used car lot on Lot 2, Block 292, Eastern Division, located at 413 Clark Blvd., by revising the site plan to which the permit is restricted; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the amendment of the Conditional Use Permit with conditions.

 

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 as a Conditional Use Permit with conditions as recommended by Planning and Zoning Commission. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Amaya

 

Mayor Pro Tempore was chairing the meeting.

 

5.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 305, Eastern Division, located at 818 and 820 Clark Blvd., 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 with conditions.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Jose Leandro and Susana Garza stated that they are in agreement to a Conditional Use Permit.  He clarified the use of musice (portable stereo) and the hours of operation of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Amaya

 

6.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 12, Block 1707, Eastern Division, located at 2802 Market St., from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ricardo Gonzalez spoke against the zone change.

 

Santiago Arevalo of 2703 Rosario Street, spoke against the zone change request due to the traffic problems and because the noise nuisance that it will create.

 

Jose Luis Neira, petitioner, spoke in favor of the zone request.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garcia

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 and 2, Block 1877, Eastern Division, located at 815 South Canada Avenue, from R-2 (Multi-family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Jerry O’Brien, representing the applicant, was there to answer any questions the Council may have.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garcia

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 6.16 acres, as further described by metes and bounds on attached Exhibit “A”, located south of Emerald Hills Subdivision, Phase I and southwest of Dorel Dr., from R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Richard Haynes spoke in favor the zone change.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garcia

 

9.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1, Block 121, Western Division, located at 901 San Agustin Avenue from CBD (Central Business District) to B-4 (Highway 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.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Belmares

For:      8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Javier Santos, representing Fernando Salinas,  mentioned that the applicant is requesting a Conditional use Permit.   

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as a Conditional Use Permit for pickup of customers at 10:30  - 1:00 a.m.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Ramirez

 

10.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1 and 2, Block 72, Western Division, located at 820 Farragut St., from CBD (Central Business 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.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Javier Santos, representing Fernando Salinas, asked for a Conditional Use Permit.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as a Conditional Use Permit for lease holder only and pave lot, place an opaque fence no parking outside the lot.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Ramirez

 

11.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003

Airport budget to recognize additional revenues received from the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program in the amount of $289,205.00 for the purpose of constructing a cargo apron at the Laredo International Airport.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

grant in the amount of $42,500.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation and to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $65,250.00 to fund the El Protector Program.  The Texas Department of Transportation will be designating $42,500.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $22,750.00 in matching funds.  Funding is available in the General Fund balance.  The funding for this grant will be from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

grant in the amount of $81,250.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation and to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $125,000.00 to fund the Comprehensive STEP (S.T.O.M.P.) Program.  The Texas Department of Transportation will be designating $81,250.00 and the City of Laredo will be designating $43,750.00 in matching funds.  Funding is available in the general fund balance.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

VIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

       

            14.  A.  Request by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores

                        1.  Presentation by Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores on the National Trust for Historic

Preservation – National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation presented to the City of Laredo in Cleveland, Ohio on October 10, 2002. 

 

Bill Skeen, a consultant from Covenant Communities, reported that the National Trust for Historic Preservation – National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation was awarded for the imaginative conversion of the Hamilton Hotel.  He said that the project was a great success because of a wonderful team that worked together to house over 250 senior citizens.  He congratulated all the City employees for their participation in the project. 

 

                   B.  Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Alfredo Agredano

 

            1.  Discussion with possible action to rename the South Laredo Park in memory of

                 Mario B. Tijerina.

 

Mayor Pro Tempore expressed his desire to rename the South Laredo Park in the memory of Mario B.  Tijerina.

 

Horacio De Leon, Parks and Recreation Director, noted that the Parks and

Recreation Advisory Board voted in favor of renaming the South Laredo park to Mario B.  Tijerina. 

 

Motion to approve to rename the South Laredo Park in memory of Mario B.  Tijerina.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Agredano

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     8                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

                 

       

                   C.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.  Staff report regarding the missing gate arms from Tex-Mex railroad crossings,

     with possible action.

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, informed Council that City staff has contacted Tex-Mex and they indicated that sub-contractors with Tex-Mex will be placing gate arms on the missing gates and the project will be complete in March.

 

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

 

Keith Selman, City Planner, said that the project would cost $57,000, which does not include the planking.  Tex-Mex ha agreed to do the planking in October and the project will be complete in December of 2002.  Once the project is complete City staff can begin the construction of opening of Bartlett and Market.   

We will be getting 40,000 from TxDOT of the 57,000.  due to the partial closure of Jarvis and we will need to consemate a closure agreement between Council and TxDOT and we will bring that forward once we get that worked out.  We need to get that and bring it to Council. 

 

Cm.  Galo asked staff to place the item back on the agenda in 30 days.

    

3.  Staff report on the clean-up of Chacon Creek, with possible action.

 

John Porter, Environmental Manager for the City of Laredo, said that he has spoken with TxDOT and they are aware of the City’s desire to clean up Chacon Cree.  TxDOT is waiting for a permit from the U. S.  Corp of Engineers to clean the channel; however, this week they started cleaning the channel’s sides.   

 

Larry Dovalina, City Manager, informed Council that the Corps of Engineers are working on several projects for the City of Laredo.  He said to work within the creek itself the Engineers need to obtain a 404 Construction Permit because it is a national water way.  He went on to say that the City is applying for grants for improving the creek area.

 

Horacio De Leon, Parks and Recreation, described the nature of the grants and noted that the work would be done in-house.

            4.  Staff report on the hours of operation and schedule of the street sweepers.   

         

John Orfila, from Public Works, reported that the City currently has nine sweepers.  He submitted the following maintenance schedule for the sweepers:

 

 

Days

Number of Sweepers

Area Maintained

Schedules

Mondays

Eight

All Major Arteries

5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday

One per Council District

Tuesday & Wednesday

Avenues Thursdays and Streets on Friday

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday – Sunday

One

Downtown Area

10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Year Round)

 

Schedule for Christmas 2002

 

Days

Number of Sweepers

Area Maintained

Schedule

Monday & Fridays

Four

I. H. 35 Access Road

5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mondays

Four

Council Districts

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Eight

All Major Arteries

5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday thru Sunday

One

Downtown Area

10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 IX.      INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

15.  Authorizing the City Manager to grant a license to Bestel USA, Inc., for the use of a

telecommunications PVC conduit located at the Juarez Lincoln International Bridge and the use of 1,000 linear feet of the city right of way from the River Bank to the 500 block of Iturbide Street, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.  License term is five (5) years commencing on November 4, 2002 and ending November 3, 2007.  Annual rent shall start at $15,194.00 with a five percent (5%) increase each anniversary date plus $5.00 per lineal foot per year for the use of the right of way; providing for effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

16.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Assignment of lease of that lease

agreement entered into between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and FedJones Laredo, L.L.C., as Lessee, by Ordinance 2001-O-042 dated February 20, 2001.  Said lease assignment is to Fedlaredo Partnership, L.P. a Pennsylvania limited partnership, as Assignee, for approximately 2.82 acres at the Laredo International Airport; providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

17.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an assignment of that Rental Car Agency

Concession and lease agreement entered into between the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Sames Motor Company, Inc., d/b/a Budget Rent a Car of Laredo, as lessee, by Ordinance 98-0-129 dated June 1, 1998.  Said assignment is to Instant Signs, inc. d/b/a Budget Rent a Car of Laredo, as Assignee, for approximately 171 square feet of office and counter space located in car rental space #2 and for 19 parking spaces located at 5210 Bob Bullock Loop at the Laredo International Airport; providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

18.  Amending the City of Laredo, Code of Ordinances, Chapter 33, Article II, and III

entitled “Storage Handling and Transfer of Hazardous Materials” and Transportation of Hazardous Materials respectively; changing administration to the Environmental Services Department; adding and deleting definitions in 33-20; increasing the late payment penalty $200.00 in 33-43; adding 33-56 and 33-56 and 33-57 entitled “Hazardous Waste Management Plans and “Hazardous Waste Management Inventory Statements” respectively; deleting Article III entitled “Transportation of Hazardous Materials” and moving it to Chapter 19 entitled “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” by adding Article XIII;  providing for severability, publication and effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X.  FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

 

Motion to waive the Final Reading of Ordinances # 2002-O-257,  # 2002-O-258, #2002-O-259, # 2002-O-260, # 2002-O-261, # 2002-O-262, # 2002-O-263, # 2002-O-264, # 2002-O-265, # 2002-O-266, # 2002-O-267, # 2002-O-268, # 2002-O-269, # 2002-O-270 and # 2002-O-171. 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

19.  2002-O-257  Amending Section 24-94, Appendix A, and Appendix B-3 of the Laredo

Land Development Code, in order to establish standards   and procedures governing the issuance of Conditional Use Permits; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-257.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-258  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

    27.7124 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached

    Exhibit “A”, located east of Los Presidentes Subdivision, Unit 7 and

    proposed Unit 9, from AG (Agricultural District) and R-1 (Single Family

    Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District);

    providing for publication and effective date.

 

    Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-258.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

      2002-O-259  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

    10.0 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit

    “A” located south of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and west of St. David Lane, from

    R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to R-2 (Multi-Family

    Residential District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

    Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-259.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-260  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $236,298.00 from the Texas Department of Health and $118,150.00 in in-kind funds from the Laredo Independent School District for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003; and authorizing the City Manager to amend the current number of full-time equivalent positions from 0 to .5 with the addition of .5 Public Health Technician position which will be funded by this grant.

 

                                        Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-260.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-261  Authorizing the City Manager to accept and execute all documentation from the Texas Department of Health for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program of the City of Laredo Health Department.  The City of Laredo Health Department is expecting to be reimbursed an estimated $2,654,860.00 during FY 2002-2003.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-261.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-262  Amending Ordinance 89-O-231 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Laredo providing for an increase in charge from $3.00 to $10.00 per client for the Influenza Immunization at the Immunization Clinic of the City of Laredo Health Department and implementing a charge of $16.00 for the pneumococcal vaccine; providing for a sliding fee to persons unable to pay due to indigency; and providing for severability, effective date and publication.

 

                            Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-262.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-263  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 October 21, 2002 and ending October 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.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-263.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-264  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Texas #20 Rural Cellular, Inc., for a 40’ x 58’ ground space at the Lyon Street Water Tanks located at 1501 East Lyon Street, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises an 80 ft. high monopole tower and related equipment building for use with its communication business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 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 adjusted by four percent (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-264.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2002-O-265  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with San Antonio MTA, L.P., d/b/a Verizon Wireless for ground space at the McPherson Water Tower located at 8711 McPherson, Laredo, Webb County, Texas and being more fully described on attached Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 120 ft monopole and related equipment building for use with its communications business.  Term of lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 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 (4%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for effective date.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-265.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-266  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 on Exhibit “A” of lease agreement to construct on such premises a 100 ft. high monopole and related equipment building for use with its communication business.  Term of this lease is five (5) years commencing October 21, 2002 and ending October 20, 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.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-266.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-267  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc., for approximately 300 square feet constituting Suite No. 20 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 August 1, 2002 and ending on July 31, 2003 and may be extended for one (1) year ending July 31, 2004.  Monthly rent shall be $390.00 and will be adjusted annually during the primary and extension terms of this lease according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

    Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-267.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-268  Approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute an underground utility easement conveying to the Texas Department of Transportation for the purpose of installing fiber optic cable to integrate the City of Laredo Traffic Management Center to the TX Dot’s Traffic Management Center.  Said proposed utility easements are located at the Laredo International Airport on land known as Lots 1, 2, 3 & west portion of 4, Block 1988; ED, and continue onto Block 1965-B; ED and block 1965-A; ED; providing for effective date.

 

    Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-268.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-269  Closing as a public easement the 1600 block of Benavides Street between Davis and Main Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and providing for effective date.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-269.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-270  Closing as a public easement the 3100 block of Valencia Avenue between Locust and Plum Streets situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas and providing for effective date.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-270.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2002-O-271  Closing as a public easement the 600 block of Garcia Street between San Dario and San Eduardo Avenues situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and providing for effective date.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance # 2002-O-271.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

20.  2002-R-90  Confirming the appointment of representatives from the City of Laredo to

serve on the  Board of   Directors of the South Texas Development Council for the period from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-90.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

21.  2002-R-091  Supporting and participating in the South Texas Development Council;

and authorizing payment of $36,315.20 for City’s membership assessment for the period covering October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-091.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

22.  2002-R-092  Authorizing Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores to execute the “Carta De Buena

Vecindad” with the City of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas pledging the city’s support to honor persons with vehicles having disabled parking tags or license plates from the State of Tamaulipas to park   in designated parking spaces in Laredo, Texas and further establishing the mutual respect by the City of Nuevo Laredo to honor such designated vehicles from the State of Texas.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-092.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XII.     MOTIONS 

 

23.  Consideration to award a construction contract to the sole bidder, Price Construction,       

LTD., Laredo, Texas, for the Laredo International Airport Access Roads AIP Project No. 3-48-0136-31-01 in the base bid amount of $1,342,487.64.  Funding is available in the Improvements Other Than Buildings Account.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  1

                                                                                                                 Cm.  Galo

 

24.  Motion to waive all bus fare collection on Sunday, October 27, 2002 (TAMIU Route

#16 and Loop 20 Route #21 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and November 24, 2002 for participation in the grand opening of the Laredo Entertainment Center on Sunday, October 27, 2002 and City of Laredo’s co-sponsoring of the HEB Feast of Sharing on Sunday, November 24, 2002.  This will introduce new riders to El Metro and support these community events.  HEB will provide a $1,000.00 contribution for the Feast of Sharing.  The estimated revenue loss for both days is $4,350.00.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

25.  Consideration to award contract number FY02-142 to the low bidder, A-1 Auto Stop

Super Center, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $66,250.00 for an annual contract for transmission repairs for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be firm during the contract period and all repair work will be secured on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

           

26.  Consideration to award annual contract number FY02-145 to the low bidder, Safelite       

Autoglass, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $33,000.00 for providing glass replacement service for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  All work will be done on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

27.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of computers through the State of Texas

Department of Information Resources (DIR) cooperative purchase contracts for all City Departments.  The City is able to utilize the Department of Information Resources purchasing power in acquiring information systems such as personal computers.  Funding is available in the  respective departmental capital outlay budgets.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

28.  Consideration for acceptance of the rehabilitation of Benavides Herrera Home (Phase I)

project and approval of final payment in the amount of $10,123.00 to Diaz Construction, Inc., of Laredo, Texas.  Funding is available in the TXDoT Grant.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

29.  Awarding a construction contract to the lowest bidder Closner Construction Company,

Laredo, Texas, in the amount of $1,208,725.00 for the construction of the SH 359 work order #4 Water Transmission Line Extension Project, subject to the approval of the Texas Water Development Board.  Work order #4 consists of a Transmission Line Extension (approximately 33,600 L.F.) along and within State Hwy 359 to provide potable water to Colonias within SH 359 Planning Areas. The construction time is 330 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Colonias Construction Fees.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

30.  Amending a contract with Smith, Russo & Mercer Consulting Engineers, Corpus

Christi, Texas, for $30,165.00 to include additional basic engineering services required for oversizing the wastewater line from 15” to 21” and 24” in diameter for the Highway 359 Development Community. The amendment brings the total contract amount to $159,095.00. Funding is available in the Colonias Project Engineer Fees Account.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

31.  Amending a contract with HNTB Architects Engineers Planners, San Antonio, Texas,

for $113,882.16 to include additional basic engineering and surveying services required to redesign the water and wastewater lines at D-5 Acres, Laredo Ranchettes, Carlos I, Ranchitos East, and Los Altos on HWY 359 - Work Order #3 and to extend the contract time to an additional 250 days bringing the design completion within 4 months.  The amendment brings the total contract amount to $448,325.16.  Funding is available in the Colonias Project Engineer Fees Account. 

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

32.  Motion to approve a contract with the Laredo Development Foundation for economic

development.  The Laredo Development Foundation’s mission is to help create jobs, industrial attraction, and enhancement of local business, which they do through the Industrial Attraction Division, Small Business Development Division/Center, and the Special Projects Division.  The contract is for fiscal year 2003 in the amount of $357,400.00.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  E.  Valdez

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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

month of September 2002, represents a decrease of $1,203.18.  These adjustments are determined by Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

 

 

 

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

  

a.  A refund in the amount of $643.04 payable to Transamerica c/o of Homeside  Lending

due to a double payment on account by homeowner and mortgage company for tax year 2001. Acct. #986-00004-720.

b.  A refund in the amount of $1,898.52 payable to South Texas Restaurants Investments         

     due to a double overpayment on account for tax year 2001.   Acct. #936-70001-030.

c.  A refund in the amount of $613.36 payable to Countrywide Tax Service due to a

     duplicate payment.  Acct. #554-01544-051.

d.  A refund in the amount of $673.53 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan

#685-2769994 due to double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001. Acct #986-00004-650.

e.  A refund in the amount of $1,265.51 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax

Service/Loan #472-8846178 due to a double overpayment on account by Mortgage Bank and Title Company for tax year 2001. Acct. #985-70001-200.

f.  A refund in the amount of $738.66 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan

#472-6143910 due to a double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001. Acct. #986-01014-260.

g.  A refund in the amount of $796.76 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service Loan

#685-2785997 due to double overpayment on account by Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #989-10003-160.

h.  A refund in the amount of $527.54 payable to Judson & Melanie Somerville due to a

     double payment by taxpayer. Acct. #965-00006-002.

i.   A refund in the amount of $665.29 payable to Alfredo Castillo due to a double payment

     by the mortgage bank and the taxpayer. Acct. #969-40004-107.

j.   A refund in the amount of $880.92 payable to Countrywide Tax Service due to a double

overpayment on account by the Mortgage Company for tax year 1999.  Acct. #973-60026-150.

k.  A refund in the amount of $600.00 payable to Fernando & Estela Martinez due to a

     double payment by homeowner.  Acct. #986-00003-070.

l.  A refund in the amount of $741.77 payable to Jorge and Annabel Torres due to a double

overpayment for two years by homeowners and mortgage company.  Acct. #986-00008-224.

m.  A refund in the amount of $1,047.82 payable to First Nationwide Mortgage Loan

#0012261764 due to a double overpayment on account by mortgage company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #218-00854-100.

n.  A refund in the amount of $599.64 payable to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service/Loan

#472-9485101 due to a double overpayment on account by the Title and Mortgage Company for tax year 2001.  Acct. #969-30008-360.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

35.  Authorizing the City Manager to continue the co-permittee status with the Laredo

Community College and the Texas Department of Transportation (Laredo District) as part the of the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Stormwater Permit Application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) formally know as TNRCC.  The City of Laredo’s Municipal Separate Stormwater Permit expires on April 30, 2003 and the permit application is required to be submitted before November 1, 2002 or 180 days before the expiration of the permit in order to discharge into waters of the United States.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

36.  Approval of the selection of analytical laboratory and authorization to negotiate a

professional services contract with Severn Trent Laboratories, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas to provide analytical service on various stormwater samples in accordance with EPA approved standard methods.  Scope of the service is limited to analysis of stormwater samples and cleaning of stormwater sample bottles.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

37.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of software licenses and product support and

maintenance in the amount of $33,020.00 from Sparta Systems, Inc., Holmdel, NJ, for the TrackWise customer service software.  Fourteen additional licenses and product support and maintenance is being requested allowing City departments to use and access the City’s customer service  software.  Funding is available from the following budgets:  Airport, Community Development, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Environmental Services, Public Access, Public Works, Utilities, and Public Property Finance Contractual Obligation Series 97-B.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XIII.    STAFF REPORTS

           

38.  Final report on Dia del Rio and status report on Make a Difference Day.

 

Blasita Lopez, Public Information Officer, noted that the event took place on October 19, 2002 at the Las Palmas nature trail east of Bridge # 2 and the Laredo Community College Campus, Paso Del Indio trail.  She said that approximately 420 people were in attendance.  She added that volunteers spread mulch along the trail path because the flood washed most of it away; they also picked up trash, particularly all the items that the flood waters deposited in the area.  Morning began at 7:30 a.m. with registration, followed by a closing ceremony that was officiated over by Cm.  J.  Ramirez.

 

Mike Barron, Management Intern for the City Manager’s Office, invited the Mayor, City Council Members, and the public to attend the “Make a Difference Day” event.  He said the event would be held on Saturday, October 26th at the Las Palmas Park.  He went on to say that Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing National day of helping in others – a celebration of neighbors helping in neighbors.  He invited all City employees to join together in efforts to beautify the trail for the greater community to enjoy.   

 

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 MASS TRANSIT BOARD

 

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

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

39.  To approve award of contract FY03 to the lowest bidder in the amount not to exceed

$1,381,574.00 for the purchase of four (4), 35 ft compressed natural gas transit coaches.  These are replacement coaches for the 1991 Gilligs.  Vehicle Capital Replacement grants 201 and 108 will be used to purchase these four coaches.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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

 

Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

           

XVI.    ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  8:25 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Agredano

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0