CITY OF LAREDO

                                     SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

                                                         M2002-SC-015

                                             CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                  1110 HOUSTON STREET

                                                   LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

                                                      DECEMBER 9, 2002

                                                             12:00 NOON

 

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II.        ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

            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

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Assistant City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

Motion to excuse Mayor Pro Tempore Agredano.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

             

III.       FINAL READINGS

 

Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinance #2002-O-312, # 2002-O-315 and

# 2002-O-317.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     7                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

2002-O-312  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing

additional territory of 214.90 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 32 and 33, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment "A", specifically, the E.G. Ranch Tract, providing for the effective date of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) for 8.31 acres, B-3 (Community Business District) for 8.31 acres, R-2 (Multi-family Residential District) for 143.71 acres, and B-1 (Limited Commercial District) for 54.57 acres, as further described in Attachment "C".

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-312.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                   Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

              2002-O-313  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing

additional territory of 83.0116 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 32, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment "A", specifically, the Las Misiones Tract, providing for the effective date of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-1A (Single-family Reduced Area District). 

 

There was no final reading of ordinance being that the agreement was not signed by the Petitioner.

 

              2002-O-314  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing

additional territory of 120.13 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 7 and 8, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment "A", specifically, the Piņa Tract, providing for the effective date of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of M-1 (Light Manufacturing District). 

 

There was no final reading of ordinance.

 

              2002-O-315  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing

additional territory of 5.00 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 31, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment "A", specifically, the Treviņo Tract, providing for the effective date of this ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-4 (Highway Commercial District). 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-315.

 

 

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                   Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

             2002-O-316  Altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing

additional territory of 607.02 acres beginning at the existing city limits, located out of Porcion 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and Surveys 743 and 2113, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment "A", specifically, the IH 35 Tract, providing for the effective date of this ordinance, adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of B-4 (Highway Commercial District).

 

There was no final reading.

 

              2002-O-317  Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping,

Standing or Parking, of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo:  specifically adding Section 19-364(4) which establishes the Southside of Shiloh Drive, between Shalom Circle and Fox Lane, as a No Parking /Tow Away Zone between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, providing for effective date and publication.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2002-O-317.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                   Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

IV.       RESOLUTION

 

2.  2002-R-115  Urging and requesting the assistance of the United States Government with

the cooperation of the City of Laredo, Texas in reducing the amount of time necessary for pedestrian traffic to cross the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge between the United States and Mexico, while still ensuring the security and safety of the citizens of this country.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2002-R-115.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo
Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

For:     6                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

V.        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.

 

 

VI.       ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

            Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 04 are true, complete and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on the 9th day of December, 2002.

 

 

 

                                                            ______________________________________

                                                                              Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,

                                                City Secretary