CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M-2005-SC-02

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

April 22, 2005

12:05 p.m.

 

 I.         CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present, Mayor Pro Tempore Johnny Amaya called the meeting to order.

 

II.                PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Johnny Amaya led in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

III.             ROLL CALL

 

In attendance:

 

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

Rogelio Rivera,                                                             City Engineer

Valeria Acevedo,                                                          Assistant City Attorney

 

Motion to excuse Mayor Flores and Cm. Agredano.   

 

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

For:    6                                                    Against:  0                                        Abstain:  0

 

IV.              MOTIONS

 

1.                Authorizing the City Manager to execute a settlement agreement between the City of Laredo and Trautmann Investment Properties, Ltd. (“Trautmann”) wherein the city will supply Trautmann with limestone for the construction of part of a street, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, and waive the one year warranty requirement placed on developers as to streets constructed in compliance with all applicable laws; in exchange, Trautmann Investment Properties, Ltd. will withdraw its protest and request for a contested case hearing from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the City’s pending application to amend the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the North Wastewater Treatment Plant for the proposed expansion; further, Trautmann, its successors and assigns agree to release the city from all claims for groundwater and soil contamination as to the 6.19 acres identified in Exhibit A of the agreement.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    6                                         Against:  0                                        Abstain:  0

           

2.                Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement between the City of Laredo and Robert Marshall and Marshall Construction, Inc. wherein the City agrees to disconnect a certain 8 inch effluent line and construct an alternative 8 inch effluent line at its sole cost and expense; in exchange Marshall will withdraw his protest and request for a contested case hearing from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the City’s pending application to amend the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the North Wastewater Treatment Plant for the proposed expansion.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm. Galo

Second:  Cm. Rendon

For:    6                                         Against:  0                                        Abstain:  0

 

V.                 EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council hereby reserves the right to go into executive session at any time during this public meeting, if such is requested by the City Attorney or other legal counsel for the City, pursuant to his or her duty under Section 551.071(2) of the Government Code, to consult privately with his or her client on an item on the agenda, or on a matter arising out of such item.

 

VI.              ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn.                                                                                Time12:11 p.m.

 

Moved:  Cm. J. Valdez, Jr.

Second:  Cm. Belmares

            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 1 to 2 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on April 22, 2005.

 

                                                                        __________________________________

                                                                        Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

                                  City Secretary