CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2004-SC-11

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

December 7, 2004

12:00 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.

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

            Alfredo Agredano,                                                                    Council Member, District I

            Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Mayor Pro Tem, District IV

            Johnny Rendon,                                                                        Council Member, District V

            Jose A.  Valdez, Jr.,                                                                 Council Member, District VII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse Cm. Garcia, Cm. Galo, Cm. Belmares, and Cm. Ramirez.

 

            Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

            Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

            For:    4                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain: 0

IV.       FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE

 

            Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinance # 2004-O-293.

 

            Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

            Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

            For:    4                                                Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            1.  2004-O-293  Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey fee simple title to the “surface only”, at its market value of $37,000.00, for certain property described as a 15,433 sq. ft tract of land, more or less, out of that former section of the 1100 Block of India Avenue between Guadalupe and Chihuahua Streets to the Laredo                                                    Independent School District; said property being situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being described on attached Exhibit “A”; and providing for an effective date. 

 

                                       Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2004-O-293.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

                                       Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

                                       For:   5                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                                       With Mayor Flores voted in favor. 

 

V.        RESOLUTION

 

2.  2004-R-127  Recognizing, on the 63rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the

continued contributions and sacrifices made by the United States Military Armed Forces and in particular the military servicemen and women from Laredo who honorably serve in the defense of our country; and further recognizing and honoring the many family and friends who bear the emotional and financial burden as their loved ones in the military are deployed in this country and around the world.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-127.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     4                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

3.  2004-R-129  Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant and execute a contract in

the amount of $63,244.00 from the United States Conference of Mayors Research and Education Foundation for the HIV/AIDS Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the contract period beginning January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.

 

Motion to approve Resolution # 2004-R-129.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Mayor Pro Tem Amaya

For:     4                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

VI. 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.

 

VII.     ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to approve.                                                                              Time:  12:12 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

            Second:  Cm. Agredano

            For:    4                                                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 December 7, 2004.

 

 

                                                            _____________________________________

                                                            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

      City Secretary