ClTY OF LAREDO

ClTY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2004-SC-04

ClTY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1 I10 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JUNE 29,2004

5:30 p.m.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

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

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

Ill.        ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                     Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                        Council Member, District I

            John C.  Galo,                                                              Mayor Pro Tempore, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            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

 

            Motion to excuse:  Cm.  Garcia and Cm.  Rendon.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

            Second:   Cm.  Agredano

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

    IV.     INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCE

 

            1.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute an Assignment of the lease agreement        

                 approved by Ordinance No. 2001-0-042 dated February 20, 2001, as amended, between

                 the City of Laredo, as Lessor, and Fedlaredo Partnership, L.P., a Pennsylvania limited

                 partnership. Said Lease Assignment is to GLK, L.P., a Washington limited partnership,              as Assignee, for approximately 2.82 acres at the Laredo International Airport; providing                 for an effective date.

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

V.        FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE

 

            Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinance # 2004-O-164.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

            Second:  Cm.  Agredano

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

 

            2004-0-164  Amending the Zoning Ordinance Map of the City of Laredo by authorizing a                              Conditional Use Permit for a tattoo parlor on Lot 12, Block 988, Eastern                                              Division, located at 1802 Corpus Christi Street; providing for publication and

                                 effective date. (As Amended)

 

                                 Motion to adopt # 2004-O-164.

 

                                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                 Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                 For:     6                                      Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

VI.       RESOLUTIONS

 

            3.  2004-R-056 Canvassing the returns of the Special Runoff Election held on June 19,

                                      2004, for City Council District IV; and approving the results.

 

Mayor Elizabeth F.  Flores publicly read the following election results. 

 

                                      District IV               

 

                                      Early Voting Election Day               Total Votes                 Majority

 

Sabas Zapata, III            308                            342                              650                              45.23%

Johnny Amaya               494                            293                              787                              54.77%

 

                                      Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-056.

 

                                      Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                      Second:  Cm.  J.  Valdez, Jr.

                                      For:    6                                  Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            4.  2004-R-067  Opposing the construction of an international bridge by Webb County            

                                      within the City of Laredo limits and as such, petitioning the South Texas                                                 Development Council (STDC), Government Application Review                                                           Committee (GARC), to provide an unfavorable review of Webb County's                                             application to the State of Texas for funding in the amount of

$21,020,000.00 for the County's proposed Puente De La Unidad; and   

requesting that the GARC include a copy of this Resolution as part of its

comments submitted to the State of Texas.

 

Motion to adopt Resolution # 2004-R-067.

 

                                      Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

                                      Second:  Cm.  Agredano

                                      For:     5                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  1

                                                                                                                                    Cm.  Amaya

 

Cm.  J.  Valdez said that he would like to amend the following resolution by adding that the City of Laredo owns the acreage where Webb County proposes to build their bridge.  He further stated that the City of Laredo has a similar loan which would cause a conflict of interest against the existing bridge.  Finally, the resolution should note that the County does not have a permit.  He said that their actions on obtaining a loan are premature.     

 

Mayor asked legal council to consider adding the amendments to the resolution.  

 

Motion to accept the following amendments to the Resolution.

 

Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Galo

Second:  Cm.  Agredano

For:     5                                   Against:  0                                Abstain:  1

                                                                                                Cm.  Amaya

 

VII.     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.

 

VIII.    ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  5:47 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  J.  Valdez

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes contained in pages 01 to 03 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on June 29, 2004.

 

 

 

                                                                        _________________________________

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                               City Secretary