CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2004-R-21

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

November 15, 2004

5:30 P.M.

 

 

These are preliminary minutes from the City Council Meeting of November 15, 2004.  These minutes will be approved at a later date.

 

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    Council Member, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

            John C.  Galo,                                                                          Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Mayor Pro Tem, District IV

            Johnny Rendon                                                                         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,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

            Approval of the minutes of September 7, 2004 and September 27, 2004.

 

            Motion to approve.

 

            Moved:  Cm. Ramirez

            Second: Cm. Belmares

For:    8                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements

 

            Invitations

            a.  Gabriela De Leon, Chairman of Feast of Sharing and Tim Mata, Co-chairman, would          

                like to extend an invitation to the Laredo City Council to attend the Feast of Sharing.

 

 

            Recognitions

            a.  Recognition of Javier Rodriguez, of the Parks and Recreation Department, on his     

                 selection as October 2004 Employee of the Month.

 

 

            b.  Recognition of Nixon High School Tennis team members and their coach Triana Volpe

                 for winning the 29-5A District Team Tennis Championship.

 

 

            Communiqués

 

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

            a.  Appointment of D.J. Utterback, Sandra Rocha Taylor, Noe Gomez, David Newman,

                 Gabriel de la Cerda, B.J. Mathieu, Sergio Contreras, Les Norton, and Fernando                          

                 Montemayor to the Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee.

 

Motion to approve the appointments of D. J. Utterback, Sandra Rocha Taylor, Noe Gomez, David Newman, Gabriel de la Cerda, B. J. Mathieu, Sergio Contreras, Les Norton, and Fernando Montemayor to the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Advisory Committee.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Ramirez

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

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

City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a “tortilleria” on Lot 4, Block 465, Eastern Division, located at 4220 Valencia Ave.; providing for publication and effective date. The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Conditional Use Permit.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Agredano

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 85A and 85B, Block 2, Wolf Creek Commercial Development, located at 12602 and 12606 Mines Road., 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. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                           Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and send back to Planning and Zoning.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Garcia

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Independence Hill Subdivision, Phase I, located at 4205 Bob Bullock Loop, 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. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                           Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and deny.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. Garcia

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 6, Block 236, Western Division, located at 1315 San Dario Ave., 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 approval of the proposed zone change.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Ramirez

Second:  Cm. Galo

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:   Cm. Ramirez

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 8, Block 253, Western Division, located at 1419 Santa Maria Ave., from R-3 (Mixed Residential 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. Agredano

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                           Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Ramirez

Second:  Cm. Galo

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Ramirez

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 197.36 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately north of Summerwind Subdivision, Unit I, from R-1 (Single 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. Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Rendon

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Rendon

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 4.27 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located west of Bob Bullock Loop, from R-1 (Single-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. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Rendon

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Rendon

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 4.17 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately south of Bartlett Ave., from R-1 (Single-Family Residential 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. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Rendon

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Rendon

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 16.30 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately north of Cielito Lindo Blvd., from R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area Residential 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. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:     8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 4.45 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately east of Hwy. 83, from R-1 (Single-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. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:    8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Agredano

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 21.29 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately at the 2700 block of Avenida Los Presidentes, 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. The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed zone change.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Agredano

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 1.87 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately at 2414 Old Spanish Trail, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single-Family Reduced Area 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. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Agredano

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 2.18 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately at 1821 Aguila Azteca Dr., from R-1 (Single-Family Residential District) to B-4 (Highway 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:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 15.32  acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately east of Aguila Azteca Dr. and south of Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single 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. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

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

City of Laredo by rezoning 6.85 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located approximately west of Aguila Azteca Dr. and south of Clark Blvd., from R-1 (Single-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:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

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

City of Laredo by authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a 19 story structure on 10.20 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, approximately northeast of the intersection of Calle Del Norte and Springfield Avenue; providing for publication and effective date. The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the proposed Conditional Use Permit.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Belmares

 

17.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by E.G. Ranch,

Ltd., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 140 acres of land, more or less, located South of Highway 359 and the City of Laredo Landfill, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically E.G. Ranch I Tract, providing for the effective date of the 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).

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction: Cm. Garcia

 

18.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by E. G. Ranch,

Ltd., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 47.85 acres of land, more or less, located south of Highway 359 and Colonia Old Milwaukee, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically E.G. Ranch II Tract, providing for the effective date of the 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).

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

19.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by Laredo Hills,

Ltd., LLP, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 31.82 acres of land, more or less, located east of Loop 20 and north of Maria Luisa Drive, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically Hurd I Tract, providing for the effective date of the 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). 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

20.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by Laredo Hills,

Ltd., LLP, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 21.89 acres of land, more or less, located east of Loop 20 and north of the U.I.S.D. Student Activity Complex, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically Hurd II Tract, providing for the effective date of the 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).   

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Garcia

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

21.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by Transborder

Investment, L.L.C., altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 27.59 acres of land, more or less, located north of Highway 359 and east of Coronado Avenue, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically Transborder Tract, providing for the effective date of the 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).  

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

22.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance concerning an application by Humberto

Treviño, altering and extending the boundary limits of the City of Laredo, annexing additional territory of 4.51 acres of land, more or less, located north of Highway 359 and west of the U.I.S.D. Student Activity Complex, as further described by metes and bounds in Attachment “A”, specifically Treviño Tract, providing for the effective date of the ordinance, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract adopting a service plan for the annexed territory, and establishing the initial zoning of R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) for 2.91 acres and B-4 (Highway Commercial District) for 1.6 acres. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

                                                                                                                  

23.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of

Ordinance as follows: Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3, Section 2-61(a) Military leave, subsection (3) and adding subsection (4), to allow the City of Laredo to supplement military base pay with the difference between the employee’s military base pay and the employee’s base pay from his/her employment with the City of Laredo, after all military leave, annual leave and/or compensatory time have been exhausted.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

24.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the FY 2004 – 2005 Annual

Operating Budget in the Laredo Fire Department EMS Division Budget by accepting a donation of $1,500.00 from Wal-Mart Stores and appropriating said funds for the purpose of purchasing a new computer system with Emergency Medical Testing Software for the EMS Division.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

25.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005

Annual Budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount of $10,000.00 in additional funds for a grand total of $32,000.00 from the University of Arizona for the Border Vision Fronteriza (BVF) 2: Community Health Workers for Children’s Health Project of the City of Laredo Health Department, and extending the program period from September 14, 2003 through September 13, 2004, to September 14, 2003 through March 13, 2005.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Rendon

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

26.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the

City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by appropriating unexpended fund balances in the amount of $14,525.00 from FY 2003-2004 and appropriate new funds from both districts in the amount of $56,385.00 for the total amount of $70,910.00 from the Laredo Independent School District and the United Independent School District contracts for the Immunization Program of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

27.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to amend the

City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by decreasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $4,846.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services to reflect the actual grant amount  of $17,889.00 for the Binational TB Card Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract period beginning November1, 2004 through September 30, 2005; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:   0                                           Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

28.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance accepting a supplemental grant awarded and

amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Budget by increasing revenues and expenses in the amount of $80,000.00 for an Interdiction Project awarded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Funds will be used to pay overtime expenses for a drug interdiction unit compromised of Financial Task Force agents and Laredo Police Officers from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. Funds for fringe benefits are already appropriated in the program income accounts.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

29.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to enter into

an agreement with the Laredo Housing Authority in the amount of $25,000.00 and amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by the same amount. The agreement’s purpose is to reimburse costs for overtime incurred by the Laredo Police Department officers in providing resources for the Weed and Seed Community Building Program.  This overtime will be reimbursed at no cost to the city.  The term of this agreement is from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

30.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY2004-2005

Annual Budget by reducing revenues in the amount of $8,940.00 and reducing expenditures in the amount of $2,318.00 for a total budget amendment of $11,258.00 for a grant awarded by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division in the amount of $36,118.00 for the Juvenile Accountability Grant program. The Office of the Governor is contributing $36,118.00 with the City designating $12,327.00 in matching funds for a total grant amount of $48,445.00.  This funding will be used for the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program for the period of August 01, 2004 through July 31, 2005. 

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:   Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

31.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2004-2005

Annual Budget by increasing expenditures and revenues in the amount of $727,200.00 in overtime for Operation Stonegarden. The United States Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) will reimburse this full amount for overtime expenses incurred by police officers working under the homeland security parameters of Operation Stonegarden. (Need approval of Resolution No. 2004-R-115)

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

32.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2005

Airport Fund (Operating) and Airport Construction Fund Budgets by appropriating $2,327,250.00 and $1,500,000.00 respectively.  Airport Fund will be amended by drawing down $2,327,250.00 from the Airport’s Opening Fund balance and increasing the appropriate expenditure line items by $2,327,250.00 to cover the cost of multiple airport projects;  the Airport Construction Budget will be amended by increasing revenue and expenditure line items by $1,500,000.00 to reserve the local match funding needed for future Airport Improvement Program and TxDOT Grants; and authorizing the City Manager to implement said budget amendments; providing for an effective date.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Rendon

Second:  Cm. Belmares

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

33.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 99-O-077, Exhibits

“A” and “B” of the Water Line Reimbursement Agreement for Hilltop Subdivision, Phase II, by amending start date from March 15, 1999 to November 15, 2004, in order to reflect effective time to add interest  to the balance owed by the future connectors.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Garcia

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction: City Council

 

34.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending  Ordinance No. 99-O-078,

Exhibits “A” and “B” of the Sewer Line Reimbursement Agreement for Hilltop Subdivision, Phase II, by amending start date from March 15, 1999 to November 15, 2004, in order to reflect effective time to add interest to the balance owed by the future connectors.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Garcia

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

35.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 99-O-244 of the

City of Laredo, updating water conservation and drought contingency plans providing for severability and an effective date.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

36.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to implement a

southbound pedestrian toll free crossing for the period of December 17th through December 24th, 2004.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

37.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Code of

Ordinance Chapter 21, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article XII, Aggressive Solicitation, by adding definitions, prohibiting solicitors from entering roadways while collecting contributions, authorizing police officer and code enforcement officers to halt ongoing solicitation as a penalty for violating any provision of this ordinance; providing for publication and effective date.

 

Motion to open the public hearing.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion to close the public hearing and remand back to staff. 

 

Moved:  Cm. Belmares

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

VIII.    INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

           

38.  Closing as public easements those sections of Jarvis Avenue between Marion and Gates

Streets (including its intersection with Gates Street) and Gates Street between Jarvis and Martin Avenues all situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

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

a 454.71 square foot easement and right of way to AEP Texas Central Company, to serve the City of Laredo Landfill Water Tank on State Highway 359. Said 454.71 square foot easement and right of way being situated in Porcion 32, Abstract 3116, City of Laredo, Webb County Texas; providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

40.  Closing as a public easement that section of Chihuahua Street between Texas Avenue

and east right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 83 situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo. County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

41.  Setting the maximum speed limit on that portion of I.H. 35 Main Lane, north and south

direction, within the City Limits of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as 55 MPH from mile point 7.401 to mile point 7.613 and 60 MPH from mile point 7.613 to mile point 8.351, located approximately between Shiloh and Loop 20, as defined in the Texas Department of Transportation control section map 0018-06-138, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate speed changes in the designated areas and providing for publication and effective date.

 

Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

IX.       FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

Motion to waive the final readings of Ordinance # 2004-O-264, # 2004-O-265, #2004-O-266, # 2004-O-267, # 2004-O-268, # 2004-O-269, # 2004-O-270, # 2004-O-271, # 2004-O-272, # 2004-O-273, # 2004-O-274, # 2004-O-275, # 2004-O-276, # 2004-O-277, # 2004-O-278, # 2004-O-279, # 2004-O-280, # 2004-O- 281, # 2004-O-282, # 2004-O-283, # 2004-O-284, # 2004-O-285, # 2004-O-286, # 2004-O-287, # 2004-O-288, # 2004-O-289, and # 2004-O-290. 

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

42.  2004-O-264  Amending the Laredo Land Development Code, Chapter 24, Appendix B-

3, entitled Zoning Fees, by amending the fees required of both Special and Conditional Use Permit requests; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-264.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:      8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-265  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by

    authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for a drive-thru

    restaurant and additional signage on Lot 5A, Block 819, Eastern Division,

    located approximately at 1020 North Meadow Avenue; providing for

    publication and effective date. 

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-265.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-266  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by

    authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a bus parking lot on Lots 1 and

    2, Block 766, Western Division, located at 2802 and 2804 San Bernardo    

   Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  (As amended)

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-266.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2004-O-267  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located approximately south of Highway 359 and east of Las

    Misiones, Unit I, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3

    (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective

    date. 

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-267.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                   2004-O-268  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

     “A”, approximately west of Highway 83 and south of Masterson Road,

     from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Community Business District);

     providing for publication and effective date.   

 

     Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-268.

 

     Moved:  Cm. Galo

     Second:  Cm. Agredano

     For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                 2004-O-269   Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

                                        “A”, approximately west of Highway 83 and south of Masterson Road,

                                        from AG (Agricultural District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District);

                                        providing for publication and effective date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-269.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2004-O-270  Authorizing the issuance of a Special Use Permit for a mini-storage

warehouse on Lot 1, Block 8, Crownridge Subdivision, Phase I, located at 502 Shiloh Dr; providing for publication and effective date. 

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-270.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-271  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located approximately south of Cielito Lindo Blvd. and west of St.

    David Lane, from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to B-1

    (Limited Commercial District); providing for publication and effective

    date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-271.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-272  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located approximately west of St. David Lane and north of St. Luke

    Blvd., from R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District) to B-1 (Limited

    Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date. 

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-272.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:      8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-273  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of  Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located approximately north of Cielito Lindo Blvd., from R-1A

    (Single Family Reduced Area District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial

    District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-273.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                 2004-O-274  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of  Laredo by rezoning

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

   “A”, located approximately west of Casa Verde Road, from R-1 (Single

   Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District);

   providing for publication and effective date. 

 

   Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-274.

 

 Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-275  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located approximately east of the intersection of Piedmont St. and

    Allegheny St., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to RSM

    (Residential Suburban Multifamily District); providing for publication and

    effective date.   

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-275.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

     

                  2004-O-276  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

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

    “A”, located at 5300 E. Saunders St., from B-3 (Community Business

    District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication

    and effective date.   

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-276.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain: 0    

                  2004-O-277  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by rezoning

    Lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, Block 1216, Eastern Division, located at 2102

    Chihuahua St., from R-O (Residential/Office District) to B-3 (Community

    Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-277.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

   

                  2004-O-278  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to

    effectively convey ten (10) city-owned lots to the Metro Affordable

    housing Corporation for a Lease-Purchase Program for residents of public

    housing. Said ten (10) lots being Lots 11,12,13,14,15,36,37,38,39 and 40,

    all being situated in the Los Obispos Subdivision, Unit 5, Block 3, City of

    Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being delineated on attached copy of City

    Plat, and providing for an effective date. 

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-278.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                                                              

                  2004-O-279  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by

    appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount not to exceed

    $70,000.00 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and

    $3,684.00 of in-kind contributions for the Environmental Health and

    Prevention Intervention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department

    for the period beginning October 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005, and

    amending the FY 2004 – 2005 Full-Time Equivalent by one (1) position.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-279.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain: 0

 

                  2004-O-280  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 Annual Budget by

    increasing revenues and expenditures in the amount of $39,153.00 in

    additional funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for a

    total grant in the amount of $208,446.00 for the Tuberculosis

    Prevention/Control Federal Project of the City of Laredo Health

    Department for the period beginning January 1, 2004 through December

    31, 2004.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-280.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-281  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2004 –

    2005 Annual Budget by decreasing revenues and expenditures in the

    amount of $58,148.00 from the Texas Health and Human Services

    Commission to reflect the actual grant amount of $35,157.00 for the

    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Outreach Project of the City

    of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2004

    through April 30, 2005; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the

    contract.

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-281.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain: 0

 

                  2004-O-282  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between Texas

   Engineering Extension Service/ Emergency Services Training Institute

   (TEEX) and the City of Laredo Fire Department to define the

   responsibilities for both parties for the educational/instructional activities

   to be offered to Firefighters, non Firefighter trainees and out-of-country

   first responders at the Laredo International Fire/Law Enforcement Training

   Center.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-282.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-283  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Texas

    Forest Service to accept a grant in the amount of $25,000.00, with a 50 %

    local match for the hiring of a City Forester within the Parks and

    Recreation Department and amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005

    General Fund Budget by appropriating revenues of $25,000.00 in the   

    form of a grant from the Texas Forest Service and appropriating

    expenditures in the amount of $25,000.00. Local match of $25,000.00 will

    be appropriated from the Parks and Recreation Department Budget.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-283.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-284  Amending Section 23-3 and Section 23-5 of Chapter 23 (Parks and

    Recreation) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo to allow for

    rate changes in public swimming pool instructional fees, the addition of

    new recreation center membership fees, program fees and league fees; and

    amending the City of Laredo FY 2004 – 2005 General Fund Budget by

    appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $100,000.00 for

    the new summer program fees and annual membership fees; providing for

    publication and effective date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-284.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-285  Ratifying the City Manager’s acceptance of a grant by the United States

    Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $30,000.00 with the

    City designating $1,579.00 in matching funds for a total of $31,579.00

    and amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget for the

    NPDES Fund by appropriating the said grant revenue to the appropriate

    expenditure accounts.  The grant monies will be used to educate children,

    3-5 years of age in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mexico on

    environmental issues.  Matching funds are available in the NPDES fund.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-285.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-286  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract by and on behalf of

    the City of Laredo, Zone Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94, and

    authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Operations Agreement with

    AZ Logistics, LLC, Zone Site Operator, to activate approximately 19,000

    square feet of warehouse space and 4,500 square feet of yard area located

    at 1209 Uniroyal Dr., at Foreign-Trade Zone No. 94, Site 6, effective upon

    execution of this contract and ending on October 31, 2009. Providing

    activation, administration and transaction fees be paid to the city and

    providing for an effective date.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-286.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-287  Appointing Edward F. Maddox as Associate Municipal Court Judge to a

                            two (2) year term and reappointing Judge Juan B. Caballero to a new two

    (2) year term as per the requirement of the Charter of the City of Laredo,   

    Article V, Section 5.02.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-287.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-288  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with United Exports

                                       Trading Association (U.E.T.A.) of Texas, Inc. for approximately 9,578.54

square feet situated in Webb County, Texas, and being the Surface only of the North 43.1 feet of Lots Number Six (6), Seven (7), Eight (8), and Nine (9) [N.43.1’ of Lots 6-9], in Block Number Twenty-two (22), Western Division of the City of Laredo, save and except that portion of Lot Six (6) conveyed to the City of Laredo on July 1, 1927, by instrument recorded in Volume 105, Page 132, Webb County Deed Records. (As Amended)

 

1.  Lease term is for one (1) year commencing on August 1, 2004 and

     ending on July 31, 2005.

2.  Monthly rent will be $9,132.00.

3.  City of Laredo may terminate this lease within sixty (60) days  

     written notice.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-288 as amended.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:  8                                  Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-289  Amending the City of Laredo’s FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget by

    appropriating expenditures in the amount of $338,280.00 from opening

    balance in the Police Department Trust Fund and appropriating

    $443,069.00 from the Capital Proceeds line item. Funding will be used for

    various items including a lease purchase of Mobile Data Terminals   

    (MDT’s), the purchase  of the maintenance contract and licensing fees for

    these MDT’s, the purchase and upgrade of computers, the purchase of

    rape kits and the purchase of traffic gear and tools. Funding is available in

    the Police Trust Fund Budget.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-289.

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second: Cm. Agredano

    For:     8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                  2004-O-290  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of

    $15,000.00 from the Texas Department of Transportation for an Occupant

    Protection and Traffic Enforcement by which the City will pay for the

    fringe benefits in the amount of $4,200.00 and authorizing the City

    Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2004-2005 Annual Budget in

    the amount of $15,000.00.  This grant is for overtime and is funded by the

    Texas Department of Transportation. The City of Laredo will pay for the

    10% match requirement plus $2,700.00 for fringe benefits. Funding is

    available through a transfer from General Fund.

 

    Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-290. 

 

    Moved:  Cm. Galo

    Second:  Cm. Agredano

    For:    8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

X.        RESOLUTIONS

           

43.  2004-R-103  To adopt in its present form the Equal Employment Opportunity /

Affirmative Action Plan, thereby ensuring that the City actively seeks and hires the best qualified applicants for the job regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, disability or age. 

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-103.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

44.  2004-R-115  Accepting an overtime agreement award for $727,200.00 from the United

States Customs and Border Patrol Protection Service (CBP), United States Department of Homeland Security. The United States Customs and Border Protection Service will reimburse this full amount for overtime expenses incurred by police officers working under the homeland security parameters of Operation Stonegarden.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-115.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

45.  2004-R-116  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of

$112,280.00 from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract period beginning January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-116.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

 46.  2004-R-117  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of four

parcels of land for the Highway 359 Acquisition and Relocation Project. Said four parcels being Lots 4, 5, 6, & 7, Block 1868, Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owners for the acquisition of said parcels by purchase at market values to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcels if staff is unable to acquire due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/or inability to locate a listed owner.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-117.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

47.  2004-R-118  Declaring the public necessity to acquire one parcel of land as a Utility

Easement for the Chacon Creek Interceptor Project, Phase II.  Said parcel being a variable width easement containing 2.092 acres, more or less, and being situated in Abstract 422, Survey Number 1284, and Abstract 517, Survey Number 1714, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; and authorizing staff to negotiate for the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value to be established by a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and further authorizing the City Attorney to initiate condemnation proceedings to acquire said parcel if staff is unable to acquire through negotiations due to inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal to sell, and/ or inability to locate the listed owner.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-118.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                               Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

48.  2004-R-120  Authorizing the use of surplus proceeds from the City of Laredo – Public

Property Finance Contractual Obligations (PPFCO), Series 2002A, in the amount of $202,000.00, for the purchase of one hundred and twenty (120) replacement sets of protective clothing (bunker gear) for structural fire fighting and one (1), heavy duty washer for the Fire Department.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-120.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XI.       MOTIONS

 

49.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Phase I contract with Sole Source

provider, TransCore LP., to provide an upgraded electronic toll collection system “Hardware & Software” for the Bridge of the Americas project, “El Portal”, in an initial amount not to exceed $1,497,910.00. Funding is available in Revenue Bond Series 2004 Machinery & Equipment Account. 

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    7                                         Against:  1                                            Abstain:  0

                                                     Cm. Valdez

 

50.  Consideration for approval to rescind the contract awarded to Matrix Security Systems,

Inc., Dayton, Ohio, on September 27, 2004, since the contractor is not able to fulfill the bond requirements as stipulated by the contract documents for the Laredo International Airport Security Related Improvements Project.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund - Grant 34 and Land and Development Division.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

51.  Consideration to award a construction contract to the lowest bidder meeting bid

document requirements Zertuche Construction Company, Laredo, Texas, in the bid amount of $364,855.00 for the Farias Community Center.  Funding is available in the Community Development Block Grant -Community Center - 29th and 30th Action Year - 2003 and 2004 Grants.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

52.  Consideration for approval to reject the two bids received for the Eastwoods Park Phase

II, since both bids are over the budget allotted.  Staff recommends that the park be constructed in-house by Engineering/Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments. Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund - Eastwood Park Project.  

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

53.  Consideration for approval of acceptance of the Zacate Creek Irrigation Project located

between Saunders and Lyon Street, west of Zacate Creek and approval of final payment in the amount of $6,280.00 to Olympia Landscape Irrigation & Lawn Service, Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is $62,800.00.  Funding is available in the Zacate Creek Irrigation.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

54.  Consideration to award a professional services contract to Arcadis, Laredo, Texas, in

the amount not to exceed $41,000.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Hillside/McPherson Intersection.  Funding is available in the Transit System - Combination Tax and Revenue Certificate 2004 - Improvements Other Than Buildings.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

55.  Consideration to award a professional services contract to Premier Civil Engineering,

Laredo, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $31,400.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Bartlett/Saunders Intersection, and the Bartlett/Market Intersection.  Funding is available in the Transit System Combination Tax and Revenue Certificate 2004 - Improvements Other Than Buildings.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

56.  Consideration to award a professional services contract to Porras Engineering

Company, Laredo, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $37,300.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Santa Maria Avenue Reconstruction (Industrial Boulevard to Del Mar).  Funding is available in the Transit System Combination Tax and Revenue Certificate 2004.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

57.  Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant Freese and Nichols, Fort

Worth, Texas,  for the Construction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Airport Pavement Areas and other Aeronautical Improvements at the Laredo International Airport and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. Funding is available in the  Airport Fund.

 

Motion to postpone. 

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

58.  Consideration for approval of change order no.1 an increase of $359,457.65 to the

construction contract with Price Construction, Ltd., Laredo, Texas, for the Laredo International Airport Reconstruction of Portions of Taxiways A and B – AIP Project No. 3-48-0136-41-04 for additional construction on Taxi- way Delta at Runway 14-32 and to add thirty (30) calendar days to the construction contract time.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund/Grant 41.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

59.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract and award 2004 HOME

Investment Partnerships Program, Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $140,000.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Laredo, Inc., for the cost associated with soft costs and site work for 20 homes which will be constructed on land donated along HWY 359. These funds will be used as part of Phase I of a Colonia Alternative Community. The homes will be made available to households earning between 25% - 60% of the area median income.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

60.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract and award 2004 HOME Investment

Partnerships Program, Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $76,601.00 to Laredo Webb Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (NHS) for the acquisition of residential lots in the Cielito Lindo Subdivision – Phase VII on which affordable single-family housing units will be constructed.  The homes will be made available to first-time homebuyers who earn 80% or less of the Housing Area Median Family Income (HAMFI).

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

61.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into contract and award 2004 Emergency Shelter

Grant funds (ESG) made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $58,000.00 to Sacred Heart Children’s Home for the operation of Sacred Heart Children’s Home; $44,105.00 to the Laredo Homeless Coalition (LHC) for the operation of the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Resource Center, $15,000.00 to Casa De Misericordia for the operation of Case De Misericordia; $20,000.00 to Bethany House for Homeless Prevention assistance; and $20,000.00 to the Laredo Webb County Community Action Agency (CAA) for Homeless Prevention assistance.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

62.  Authorizing the purchase and installation of one complete sports lightning system for

the Taylor Little League Park from Musco Lighting System in the amount of $126,882.00.  Funding is available in the 29th and 30th Action Year Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

63.  Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with the Laredo

Chamber of Commerce to share in the cost of operation of the Laredo Trade and Travel Center located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, with an October 1, 2004 effective date.  The total cost to the City of Laredo is $50,000.00.  Funding is available in the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau FY 2004 – 2005 Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

64.  Consideration to award annual contract FY05-008 to the low bidders, Dooley

Tackaberry, Inc., Deer Park, TX, Municipal Emergency Services Inc., Houston, TX, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA, and NAFECO/Wilson Fire, New Braunfels, TX for the purchase of tools and equipment used by the Fire Department. Funding is available in the Fire Department Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

65.  Consideration to reject the two proposals submitted for the Civic Center food and

       beverage concession contract and authorizing staff to solicit new proposals.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:   8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

66.  Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Railroad Quiet Zone

Study.  The MPO has budgeted $90,000.00 for the project, and funding is available through the MPO account.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

67.  Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the River Road

Feasibility Study.  The MPO has budgeted $60,000.00 for the project, and funding is available through the MPO account.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

68.  Consideration to award a lease purchase contract for the purchase of forty-seven (47)

Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) for the Police Department in the principal amount of            $401,677.59, from Motorola Corporation, San Antonio, Texas and Portable Computer Systems, Golden, CO; and to authorize a contract with Sunguard H.T.E. Inc., in the amount of $158,280.00 for providing the application software needed to operate this equipment. Financing for the equipment will be secured through Kock Corporation. The lease purchase payments for the equipment and the application software cost have been allocated in the Police Trust Fund. 

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:   8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

69.  Authorizing the City Manager to continue using the Webb County Jail to incarcerate

prisoners who are arrested for Class C misdemeanor violations, and to pay Webb County for these services at a rate of $49.43 per day per prisoner.  The daily rate is subject to change in accordance with the rate allowed by the United States Government for incarcerating federal prisoners in the Webb County Jail. The Webb County Jail is the only source that provides this service within our geographic area. Funding is available in the Police Department Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

70.  Consideration to award a professional service contract to Bexar County Forensic

Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, in an estimated annual amount of $140,000.00 for criminal investigation laboratory services for the Police Department.  All services are requested on an as needed basis.  Services include examination of evidence involving: arson, controlled substances, DNA, firearms, tool marks, toxicology, serology, and other services required for criminal investigations.  Funding is available in the Police Department Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

71.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a one year service agreement with Sungard

H.T.E., Inc. Lake Mary, FL, for the amount of $81,890.00 of which United Water will pay $20,305.00, and the City of Laredo will pay $61,585.00.  The service agreement is for service and maintenance on the municipal applications residing on the City’s I-Series 400 computer for the period of October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. Funding of the City’s portion is available in the General Fund – Management Information Systems.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

72.  Consideration to award contract FY05-017 to the low bidders for the purchase of one

hundred and twenty (120) sets of structural fire fighting protective uniforms for the Fire Department.  The set includes the fire coat, trousers, knee boots, gloves, hoods, suspenders and helmets.  This equipment will be purchased from the low bidders.  Funding is available in the Public Property Finance Contractual Obligation (PPFCO) Series 2002A bond.

 

Motion to approve contract award to Quest Enterprises, Inc., Walsenburg, CO for the purchase of firefighter protective clothing in the amount of $108,888.00; and to Dooley Tackaberry, Inc., Deer Park, Tx, for the purchase of 120 helmets in the amount of $21,600.00.

 

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

73.  Refund of property tax in the amount of $4,069.80 to the following taxpayers and

       companies:

 

1.  A refund in the amount of $1,868.29 payable to Webb County Title due to an

     overpayment.  Account #101-00022-060.

2.  A refund in the amount of $685.72 payable to Colombus Energy Corp. due to an

     overpayment.  Account # M0-00597-514.

3.  A refund in the amount of $932.81 payable to Citifinancial Mortgage due to an

     overpayment.  Account # 549-01260-060.

4.  A refund in the amount of $582.98 payable to Laredo National Bank due to

     erroneous payment.  Account # 968-81001-020.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

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

month of October 2004 represents an increase of $2,226.34.  These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

75.  Motion to waive bus fare collection to and from the HEB “Feast of Sharing”, Sunday,

November 21, 2004 in support of the City of Laredo’s participation as co-sponsor of this event.  HEB will provide a $1,000 contribution to off-set the fares.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

76.  Awarding a construction contract to the lowest bidder Jimmy Closner and Sons

Construction Co., Inc., Mercedes, Texas in the amount of $1,986,553.25 for the construction of the Mines Road Work Order #2 - Water Main and Pump Station Project, subject to the approval of the TWDB. The Work Order #2 consists of installing a 16” PVC piping to provide a new water line from the existing 16” water line at Colonia Los Corralitos to Los Minerales and to Antonio Santos along FM 1472 and Las Tiendas Road. The construction time is 330 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Colonias Project Fund and Waterworks Fund.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

77.  Authorizing United Water Laredo to provide all equipment and services to install and

startup turbidity metering equipment in the amount not to exceed $108,127.00 to meet new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas water monitoring requirements for the Laredo-Colombia Water Treatment Plant. This project is to be funded from Water Construction Division.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

78.  Consideration to authorize a contract for bid FY05-021 for the purchase of promotional

material for the 250th celebration from the low bidder.  Funding is available in the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Budget.

 

Motion to approve contract award to D’Ryb International, dba Magic Promotions in the amount of $21,060.00 for the purchase of promotional materials. 

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

  XII.   STAFF REPORTS

     

79. 

       A.  Discussion with possible action regarding the City of Laredo’s FY2004/2005

             proposed State and Federal legislative agendas.

 

B.  Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer, Arturo Galvan’s request

for an extension of injury leave with pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

C.  Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer Barbara Goodman’s

second request for an extension of injury leave with pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

D. Discussion with possible action to consider Police Officer Jose L. Ramos’ second

request for an extension of injury leave with pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code.

 

 

 

           

XIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

           

80. 

 

       A.  Request by Council Member Alfredo Agredano

 

1.  Status report on a proposed no smoking ordinance. 

 

           

                   B.  Request by Council Member John C. Galo

 

1.  Motion to approve the expenditure not to exceed $8,000.00 to erect soccer goals

     at the Slaughter Park.

 

2.  Discussion regarding efforts to secure, clean up, and/or condemn the old Mercy

     Hospital property, with possible action. 

 

        C.  Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding the development of a long range storm

     water management plan.

 

                    D.  Request by Council Member Juan Ramirez

 

1.  Discussion with possible action regarding the removal of abandoned railroad

     tracks located along the 1400 - 1700 blocks of Santa Rita Ave.

 

2.  Discussion with possible action regarding the blocking of Scott, Sanchez and

     Jefferson Streets for extended periods of time by the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

3.  Discussion with possible action regarding a temporary change in traffic pattern

on Jefferson Street between San Bernardo and Santa Maria to a one way west  direction during the WBCA’s Youth Parade and International Parades.

 

4.  Status report on the placement and/or repair of street lights on the 2400 block of

     San Ignacio.

 

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.

 

81.  Request for executive session pursuant to Section 551.071(1)(A) of the Texas           

      Government Code, to discuss with the City Attorney the pending case of Martin Villarreal, et al. v. City of Laredo, et al, Cause No. L-03-11, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division [case pertaining to Los Obispos Affordable Housing Project]; and return to open session for possible action.

 

      Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Section 551.071(1)(A) of the Texas              

      Government Code, to discuss with the City Attorney the pending case of Martin Villarreal, et al. v. City of Laredo, et al, Cause No. L-03-11, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division [case pertaining to Los Obispos Affordable Housing Project]; and return to open session for possible action.

 

      Moved:  Cm. Agredano

      Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

      For:    8                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

      After Executive Session, Mayor Flores announced that no formal action was taken.

 

82. Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the purchase and value on the pending negotiations for the acquisition of real property in vicinity of the Laredo downtown area, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiations with third persons; and return to open session for possible action.

 

      This item was replaced with the supplemental executive session.

     

XV.      RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING CORPORATION

           

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

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

83.

           

2004-O-291  Establishing rental rates on all multi-family apartment properties acquired in  

                      the Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program, based at a minimum of the  

                      Fair Market Rents established by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban

                      Development (HUD), and establishing a rent deposit of $200.00 for said

                      properties. Late fees will be charged at the currently established $5.00 per day

                      after the 10th day of each month; the maximum days to be charged per month

                      is twenty days. These units will be managed by the Laredo Municipal

                      Housing Corporation (LMHC). 

 

                      Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-291.

 

                      Moved:  Cm. Galo

                      Second:  Cm. Agredano

                      For:    8                                      Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XVI.    ADJOURN AS THE LAREDO MUNICIPAL HOUSING AND CONVENE THE             LAREDO CITY COUNCIL

 

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

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:    8                                                            Against:  0                                            Abstain:0

 

XVII.   ADJOURNMENT

 

 

  CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M-2004-S-12

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

November 15, 2004

5:30 P.M.

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

I.            STAFF REPORTS

 

1.            

A.          Presentation, at the request of Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores, by consultants with Lloyd, Gosselink, Blevins, Rochelle and Townsend, P.C. regarding electrical rates and related issues, with possible action.

 

II.         GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

2.            

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

1.           Presentation by Hino Electric Power Company in regards to providing electricity service for the City of Laredo, with possible action. (Co-sponsored by Cm John Galo)

 

III.      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.

 

3.           Request for executive session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property in vicinity of the Laredo downtown area, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiation with third persons, and return to open session for possible action.

 

Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property in vicinity of the Laredo downtown area, because deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the City Council in negotiation with third persons, and return to open session for possible action.

 

Moved:  Cm. Agredano

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    8                                           Against:  0                                Abstain:  0 

 

After Executive Session, Mayor Flores announced that no formal action was taken.

                       

IV.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn.                                                                       Time:  10:32  p.m.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Agredano

For:    8                           Against:  0                   Abstain:  0