CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2004-SC-06

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

JULY 23, 2004

12:15 p.m.

 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

 

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

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Flores led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 Tempore , District IV

Gene Belmares, Council Member, District VI

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. Johnny Rendon and Cm. Jose Valdez, Jr.

 

Moved: Cm. Agredano

Second: Mayor Pro Tempore Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

III. MOTION

 

1. Authorizing the City Manager to grant a fireworks display permit to Atlas Enterprises, Inc., for a fireworks display on Saturday, July 24, 2003, at the Laredo Entertainment Center at approximately 10:30 p.m.

 

Motion to approve with amending the date of 2003 to 2004.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Mayor Pro Tempore Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

2. Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to Leyendecker

Construction, Laredo, Texas, in the amount not to exceed $19,059,090.00 for the City of Laredo Bridge of the Americas Modification Project (El Portal). Funding is available in

the Bridge System El Portal Project Buildings Revenue Bond Series 2002 and 2004.

 

Motion to postpone.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Mayor Pro Tempore Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

IV. 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.

 

V. ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn. Time: 12:25 p.m,.

 

Moved: Cm. Galo

Second: Mayor Pro Tempore Amaya

For: 5 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes contained in pages 01 to 02 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on July 23, 2004.

 

 

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Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary