CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2003-SC-03

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 19, 2003

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

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    Council Member, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                                          Mayor Pro Tempore, 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

 

III.       FINAL READINGS

 

Motion to waive the final readings of Ordinance # 2003-O-203, #2003-O-204 and # 2003-O-205.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo 

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya   

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

2003-O-203  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing expenditures and revenues by $5,859 (from $111,336 to $117,195) from the Texas Health and Human      Services Commission for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Outreach Project of the City of Laredo Health Department; extending the contract period for one month beginning February 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003.

 

                                 Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2003-O-203.

 

                                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                 For:     8                          Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2003-O-204  Authorizing the City Manager to consent to the Assignment of Riverdrive Mall Parking Lot Leases of Block 08 and Block 08A, Western Division, by Spigel Properties Laredo, Inc, a Texas Corporation (Assignor), and Assumption of said Parking Lot Leases by Morgan Stern Realty Holdings, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, Cathy Associates, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company, and Mary Associates, LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company (Assignee); and providing for an effective date.

 

                                 Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2003-O-204.

 

                                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                 For:     8                          Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

2003-O-205  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $4,900.00 in additional funds from the Texas Department of Health – Office of Border Health for the Environmental Binational Health Conference “Food Management and Safety” of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning July 1, 2003, through August 31, 2003.  These funds were awarded specifically for this conference that will be held on August 28, 2003.

 

                                 Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2003-O-205.

 

                                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                 For:     8                          Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

IV. RESOLUTION

 

2.  2003-R-062  Ratifying the submittal and acceptance of the grant application with the

Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for $1,142,115.00 to fund the Laredo Narcotics Task Force.  CJD will designate $1,142,115.00 and the City of Laredo will designate $354,778.00 for a total amount of $1,496,893.00.  This funding will be used to pay salaries, direct operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from July 1, 2003 through May 31, 2004.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2003-R-062.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     8                                 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                                                                                     Time:   12:20 p.m.

 

            Motion to adjourn.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01 to 03 are true, correct, and complete proceedings of the City Council Special Call held on August 19, 2003.

 

 

                                                            _______________________________________

                                                                                 Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                                                                      City Secretary