CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-R-20

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 16, 2006

5:30 P.M.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

            With a quorum present, Mayor Raul G.  Salinas called the meeting to order.

 

II.        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

            Mayor Raul G.  Salinas led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

III.       ROLL CALL

 

            In attendance:

 

            Raul G.  Salinas,                                                           Mayor

            Mike Garza,                                                                 Council Member, District I

            Hector Garcia,                                                              Council Member, District II

            Michael Landeck,                                                         Council Member, District III

            Johnny Amaya,                                                             Council Member, District IV

            Johnny Rendon,                                                            Council Member, District V

            Gene Belmares,                                                            Council Member, District VI

            Juan Chavez,                                                                Council Member, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                               Mayor Pro Tem, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                   City Secretary

            Larry Dovalina,                                                             City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                           Deputy City Manager

            Horacio De Leon,                                                         Assistant City Manager

            Rafael Garcia,                                                               Assistant City Manager

            Valaria Acevedo,                                                          Assistant City Attorney

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

            Approval of the minutes of July 3, 2006, July 10, 2006 and July 17, 2006.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

   

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements

 

            a.  Announcing Dia del Rio, October 21, 2006 and Make a Difference Day,                      October 28, 2006, activities for the City of Laredo and Keep Laredo Beautiful                             in conjunction with the Rio Grande International Study Center and Lamar                 Bruni Vergara Science Center.

     

                 Mayor announced the Make a Difference Day for October 28, 2006 and invited      the public to assist.

 

             Invitations

 

            Recognitions

 

            a. Recognition of 10-year old Anthony Palacios, a J.Z. Leyendecker Elementary                             School student, for his athleticism and outstanding boxing record with Davalos                            Boxing Club that includes a total of 15 bouts in 2005-2006 with an 11-4 record.

           

                 Mayor and Council presented Anthony with a Certificate of Recognition.

 

            b. Recognition of Margaret Garza for attaining the title of Ms. Texas Belleza                        Latina this past September 3, 2006 in McAllen.

 

                 Ms. Garza was presented with a Certificate of Recognition.

 

            c.  Recognition of Christina Fracchia with the City of Laredo Non-Profit and                        Volunteer Center on her selection as the exclusive representative for the                          Laredo TXDOT District of the Adopt A Highway Program.

 

                 Mr.  Mohammad Moabed, Deputy Director, District Engineer of TxDoT                         explained that the program was intended to “clean the highways and keep our                              communities beautiful.”  He congratulated Christina and presented her a                           plaque of recognition.

 

            d. Recognizing the men and women of the Laredo Police Department for their                      prompt and controlled response to the Target Store incident.

 

                 Mayor Salinas commended the Police Department and stated, “Thank you very           much for a job well done.”  

 

            e. Recognition of Javier Muñoz, of the Parks and Recreation Department, on his                             selection as September 2006 Employee of the Month.

 

                 Mike Pescador, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, stated that                            Javier Muñoz, could not be present tonight but is being recognized as the                       September 2006 Employee of the Month. He noted that he began his tenure with           the City in February 1995 and is working under the construction division as a                     specialized plumber.

 

            Communiqués

 

               Cm. Garza stated that since the incident at Target they are going to do                                        everything possible to make sure that the citizens are safe and protected under                   all circumstances. Issues were brought up to his attention him regarding staffing    and personnel with the police force and it will be addressed directly to the City                            Manger.  He also stated that there is no substitute for public safety and they will                           do whatever they can. He emphasized that they will not stand for this and they                           will protect their citizens under all this circumstances.  Cm. Garza announced                that the schools in S. Laredo are being very competitive.  He stated that                              Cigarroa had a win this week, and South is doing very well.  He also pointed out             that LBJ is very competitive and he is going to support the kids from the south                because they are very good kids. He added that they are going to continue to                            fight.

 

                Cm. Garcia stated that he could not attend the last meeting because was at                     another meeting.  He stated that he is very proud of the kids because they                       played very well.   He congratulated the Nixon volley ball team for tying the                     district. He announced that they have half of the district title.  He commented                   on the all of the rain in district and they will be cutting grass so the water                           flows right.  He wished a great day to the bosses all over including Dolores                       Barrera from Alexander High School, the Superintendent and everyone else.

 

                Cm. Landeck, continued the discussion regarding the event at Target. He stated                 that along with the Mayor and everyone else, they will make sure that the force                             needed will be in place.  He reported that he joined a meeting with police                   administration to carefully review the needs assessment.  He believes                                         administration will come with a suggestion to “beef” up the police force                      this year.  He needs 1.2 million dollars to accomplish this. 

               

                Mayor congratulated Cm. Landeck on his commitment and foresight to keep                             our citizens safe

 

                Cm. Amaya made a public announcement that on October 26 at 9:00 am Webb                   County and the City of Laredo will be having a ground breaking ceremony to                     for the Buenos Aires  Senior Citizens community center headed by Jerry Garza                 and Cm. Amaya.  Mayor will be a speaker with Henry Cuellar. Mayor stated he               needed Cm. Ramirez to substitute him since he will be in Austin for the whole                    week on city business.

 

                Cm. Rendon thanked Parks and Recreation for the upkeep they are giving the                           parks in Dist. V. He commented that they are doing a good job.   He saw all               crews on Taylor working on baseball parks which made the kids very happy.  He         noted that there were a lot of potholes around that park and he saw them working              on them.  He gave his thanks to Mr. Pescador and staff, as well as,  Public works      for their quick action on cleaning all the mud on Jacaman and Gale after the                      flooding.

 

              Cm. Belmares reported that he read a proclamation on behalf of the City Council               and Honorable Mayor for the White Cane Day on Sunday for the Agape Angels.               He emphasized that it is a phenomenal organization that strives to remove                           barriers to those that are visually impaired.  He stated that he is going to work                  with Janice Webber to provide more resources for the library in the way of big                  text and audio books.  He reminded everyone that Cm. Amaya will be having a                          steak plate sale and has tickets.

 

              Cm. Chavez stated that since the last meeting there had been much needed rain                           but with the rain his district floods. He assured the people that they are on top of                        it.  He thanked the Police Department, Fire Department and Utilities Department        in helping him in his district to control the flood.

 

              Cm. Ramirez announced that the Zacate Creek is finally getting some oak and                ash trees on west side of the creek.

 

              Mayor noted that he was out of town and thanked Cm.  Belmares for reading a                           proclamation on his behalf.  He mentioned that he is very sensitive to the                                       visually impaired and will support the cause. He thanked Mrs.Whitehawk for                    working with the visually impaired.  He stated that the Governor of the state of                          Michoacan, Lazaro Cardenas had a meeting about partnering Morelia and                  Lazaro Cardenas as Sister Cities of Laredo which include education between                        TAMIU and the state of Michoacan. He mentioned that there will be trade                       possibilities. He stated that he will be making a trip to get things done beat out                         San Antonio and Kansas City.  He emphasized that Laredo is the Gateway.  He                         noted that Vicente Fernandez was presented with the keys to the city of Laredo.                 The Mayor introduced the Mayor for Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Susana Jaime Mercado.     He also mentioned that he will be visiting several schools for the National Red                 Ribbon Week and encouraged parents to visit as well.

 

           

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

            a. Appointment by Council Member Mike Garza of Joe Martinez to the

                 Telecommunications Commission, replacing Albert Blanco.

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Landeck

                 Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            b. Appointment by Council Member Hector J. Garcia of:

 

            i.   Rene Gonzalez to the Third Party Funding Advisory Committee.

            ii.  Mercurio Martinez, III, to the Board of Adjustments Committee.

 

                 Motion to approve.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garza

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 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 rezoning 4.37 acres, as further described by                              metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located north of Lomas del Sur                        Boulevard and East of Business  83, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3                       (Community Business District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission                              recommended approval of the zone change.  (District I)

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                 Second:  Cm. Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                Moved:  Cm. Garza

                Second:  Cm. Rendon

                For:     8                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garza

 

            2.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 5, Block 493, Eastern Division,                              located at 4404 Marcella Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed Residential District) to B-                    1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission                       recommended approval of the zone change.  (District V)  

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                 Second:  Cm. Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Belmares

                 Second:  Cm. Amaya

                 For:     7                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  1  

                                                                                                                        Cm. Rendon

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Belmares

 

            3.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 8.15 acres, as further described by                             metes and bounds in attached Exhibit "A", located south of Hwy 359 East of                 Rita Road, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to M-1 (Light                                         Manufacturing District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended                   approval of the zone change.  (District II)

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                 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. Belmares

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Garcia

 

            4.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 4.72 acres, as further described by                              metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A”, located on the east side future Ejido            Avenue north of Lomas del Sur Blvd., from R-1A (Single Family Reduced                            Area District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and                      Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.   (District I)   

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                 Second:  Cm. Rendon

                 For:     8                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garza

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garza

                           

            5.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 3, Block 20, Calton Gardens                      Subdivision, located at 5009 San Francisco Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed                                       Residential District) to B-1 (Limited Commercial District).  The Planning and                      Zoning Commission recommended denial of the zone change.  (District V)

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                

                 Socorro Bella, property owner, requested for Council approval for a beauty                              salon to make her business legal after operating for 10 years.

 

                 Keith Selman, Planning staff, stated that the first violation was a sign which                      led to further investigation of the business and its operation.  The officer that                   met with her 10 or 12 years previously testified at the Municipal Court that he                              did not authorize that business in that way.  Mr. Selman stated that it is a home                  occupation that has expanded.

 

                 David Cortez stated that the residents of Calton Gardens want to keep it as is                              and asked Council to vote the wishes of the Planning and Zoning Commission                       to deny the zone change request.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and override and introduce.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Rendon

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                 For:     6                              Against:  2                                            Abstain:  0

                                                            Cm.  Garza

                                                            Cm.  Chavez

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Rendon

                                     

            6.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning the mid 1/3 of Lots 1 and 3, Block                              443, Western Division, located at 1802 Santa Maria Avenue, from R-3 (Mixed                           Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District).   The Planning and               Zoning Commission recommended denial of the zone change.  (District VIII)

 

                 Motion to postpone. 

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                 For:     8                              Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

                

            7.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                      (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a                       nationalization of vehicles enterprise on Lots 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, Block 605,                               Western Division, located at 2619 San Dario Avenue.  The Planning and                         Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.                               (District IV)

 

                 Ron Whitehawk, representing the property owner, spoke in favor to be used                              with the conditions set by staff.

 

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Keith Selman, Director of Planning & Zoning, stated that Conditional Use                        Permit will be issued to Grupo V. Inc. and Dinora Robles.

 

                 Motion to postpone.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

                 Second:  Cm.  Garza

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

               

 

            8.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance                       (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a                      home occupation trophy business on Lot 402, Block 20, Hillside Terrace                       Subdivision Unit V, located at 109 Kansas Street.  The Planning and Zoning                              Commission recommended approval of the zone change.  (District V) 

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                 Second:  Cm. Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Roberto Benavides, resident owner, spoke in favor of the zone change for a                              trophy business.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and approve of a one year conditional use                              permit and  introduce.

 

                 Moved: Cm.  Rendon

                 Second: Cm.  Landeck

                 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 authorizing a  Conditional Use Permit for a bus                  terminal on Lots 6 and 7, Block 176, Western Division, located at 1020 Santa                              Ursula Avenue, Suites 3 and 4.  The Planning and Zoning Commission                                          recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.  (District VIII)

 

                 Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                 Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                 Second:  Cm.  Chavez

                 For:      8                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

 

10.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance       (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning .509 acres, as further described                             by metes and bounds in attached “Exhibit A”, located at 4819 San                                 Bernardo Avenue, from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4                                 (Highway Commercial District).  The Planning and Zoning Commission                              recommended approval of the zone change.  (District VII)

           

            Motion to open the public hearing.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                   Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            There was no public input.

 

            Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                   Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Chavez

 

     11.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Zoning  Ordinance      (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 3, 4 and 10-16, Block 2130,                          Lots 12-16, Block 2131, Lots 1-7 & 10-16, Block 2134, all of Block 2135, all                   of Block 2136, all of Block 2137 and 4.38 acres, as further described by                             metes and bounds in attached Exhibit "A", located at the South termination                            of Gates Street and Loring Avenue, from AG (Agricultural District), R-2                              (Multi-family Residential District), R-3 (Mixed Residential District) and B-                          1(Limited Commercial District) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing District).  The                         Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zone change.          (District III)

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Garza

                   For:     8                            Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Landeck

                   Second:  Cm.  Belmares

                   For:     8                            Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Landeck

 

            12.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance authorizing the City Manager to                     accept a direct aid grant from the Texas State Library Loan Star Libraries                     Program in the amount of $14,736.00 for new computers and equipment and                                 amending the City of Laredo FY 2006-2007 Annual Budget to reflect                       revenues in the amount of $960.00 and expenditures in the amount of                            $2,236.00.

 

                   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.  Rendon

                   For:     8                            Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            13.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2006-O-                              185, dated August 28, 2006, which authorized the City Manager to accept a                              $5,000.00 donation from AT&T and amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year              2005-2006 General Fund Annual Budget by appropriating revenues and                       expenditures in the amount of $5,000.00 in the form of a donation for the                   sponsorship of the Avery Johnson Summer Camp.

 

                   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. Rendon

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            14.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2006-O-209, dated September 5, 2006, which authorized                 the City Manager to accept a $3,000.00 donation from Paul Young Properties, LTD, and amending the City of Laredo’s 2006                    Certificate of Obligation Bond Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $3,000.00 in the form of a          donation for the purpose of building a perimeter fence at the Eastwoods Park.

 

                   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.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Garcia

 

            15.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Laredo, Chapter 2, Article V.                        Boards, Commissions, Councils, etc., Division 4.  Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board, Sec. 2-227. Meetings, by           amending Sections F and G, to address member absences.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Garza

                   For:       8                                      Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Chavez

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            16.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2006-2007 annual budget by                                       appropriating expenditures in the amount of $546,000.00 in the Laredo Police Department Trust Fund.  Funding will be used            to purchase operational materials and supplies and capital outlay equipment.  Items include computer support equipment and        other needed items.  Funding is available in Police Trust Fund opening balance.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                   Second:  Cm. Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Landeck

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            17.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance designating as a one-way eastbound three (3) block section of Zaragoza Street,                       between Convent Avenue and Santa Maria Avenue, as  a one-way southbound that two (2) block section of Santa Maria                         Avenue, between Grant Street and Water Street, as a one-way northbound; that one (1) block section of Convent Avenue,                               between Zaragoza Street and Grant Street and as a one-way westbound; that five (5) block section of Grant Avenue, between                  Convent Avenue and Main Avenue, providing for the installation of appropriate signs to indicate one-way traffic in the                                designated directions; and providing for publication and an effective date.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Dan Davila spoke against the proposed.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce with correction of five (5) blocks to six (6) blocks and Main to Sta. Cleo tilde              that Zaragoza goes west stays the way it is. 

 

                   Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                   Second:  Cm.  Belmar’s

                   For:     8                                        against:  0                                             Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            18.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Chapter 32, Vehicles for Hire, Article II, Taxicabs, Division 6, Fares,             Section 32-69.1, Fares Generally of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo, to increase the taxicab fares, and providing                    for severability and an effective date.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce with the addition to increase the taxicab fare fee total to $15.00 to Nuevo                        Laredo.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

                  

            19.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2006-2007 annual budget for the South           Texas Regional 9-1-1 System Fund by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $157,476.00.  The                                   Commission on State Emergency Communications provided a subsequent allocation to the South Texas Region for the period               of September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2007.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            20.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2006-2007 annual budget by appropriating                          $247,582.00 in additional revenues and accepting a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services in the estimated                 amount of  $3,761,058.00 for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program for the City of Laredo Health Department               beginning October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007; and amending the FY 2006-07 Full Time Equivalent Positions by .5.

 

                   Motion to open the public hearing.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   There was no public input.

 

                   Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

 

       

VIII.    INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

            21.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with M & M Air Cargo and Delivery Service, Inc. for approximately 11,988                   square feet constituting Sections 2 and 3 and  Building No. 170 located at 5103 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International                         Airport.  Lease term is for five (5) years commencing on May 1, 2006 and ending on April 30, 2011.  Monthly rent shall be           $5,275.00 and will be adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index; providing for an effective date.

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            22.  Authorizing the City Manager to grant a Right-of-Entry to the United States of America in the area encompassed by the                          following City-owned Blocks, for use as a work area for environmental exploration and survey, Southward and Eastward up to                   Tilden Avenue, including any public right-of-way abutting said blocks and any river vega land. Said Blocks being delineated           on attached copy of City Plat: all of Blocks 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 57, & 58, Eastern Division, City of Laredo and all of                            Blocks 414, 415, 416, 425, 612, 629, 630, 644, 645, 658, 659, 666, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, & 680, Western Division,                   City of Laredo. Said Right-of-Entry being described on attached Exhibit 1; and providing for an effective date.

 

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            23.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with UETA of Texas, Inc. Hollywood, Florida for the lease of a parking lot                   located on a tract of approximately 82,823 sq. ft. of vega land bounded by Main Avenue, Ventura Street, River Road and                               Santa Cleotilde Avenue currently known as the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel parking lot.  UETA of Texas, Inc. has proposed to                                lease from the city this tract of land at a yearly rate of $52,000.00.  The initial term of this lease contract shall be for a period               of twenty years with an option to renew for one additional ten year period.  A market analysis will be conducted every five          years to determine the fair market of this property and lease will be negotiated every five years.

 

                  Motion to include a caveat that if there are any agreements, contracts, memorandums that have been agreed to with any third         party prior to the lease being approved by council, then the lease will become null and void.  The city will retain the option to                 keep the facility under all circumstances as amended.

           

 

                  Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                  Second:  Cm.  Chavez

                  For:     8                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            24.  Reappointing Edward F. Maddox and Juan B. Caballero as Associate Municipal Court Judges for the City of Laredo for a two                   (2) year term; as per Article V, Section 5.02 of the Charter of the City of Laredo, providing for severability and an effective              date.

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

            25.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute Outgrant Lease No. DTFASW-06-L00171 between the United States of America, as               Lessor, and the City of Laredo, as Lessee, for the purpose of leasing the Air Traffic Control Tower Building and all                            equipment, fixtures and appurtenances located at the Laredo International Airport.  Lease term is for five (5) years                                    commencing on April 1, 2005, and ending on March 31, 2010.  Rent shall be $1.00.

 

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            26.  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-Administration, Article I- In General, Section 2-5 City Council        meetings by following the City Charter regarding meeting frequency; deleting agenda format, authorizing the Mayor to                             determine agenda format for Special City Council meetings, workshops, Strategic Planning Sessions and training sessions;           providing for severability; repeal all laws in conflict, and providing for an effective date.

 

                   Motion to amend by deleting the phrase “Strategic Planning Sessions” in the final reading.

                   

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.   Chavez

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

IX.       FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES 

 

            Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinances

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            Motion to adopt

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

            Second:  Cm.  Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

            27.  2006-O-234  Amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinance as follows:  1)  Adopting the 2006 edition of the International                                Building Code by amending Sections 7-1and 7-2; and 2)  Adopting the 2006 edition of the International                                           Mechanical Code, by amending Section 7-4; and 3)  Adopting the 2006 Edition of the International Residential                                         Code by amending Section 7-7; and 4)  Adopting the 2006 Edition of the International Property Maintenance                                             Code by adding new Section 7-8; and 5)  Adopting the International Energy Conservation Code by adding new                                Section 7-9; and 6)  Adopting the 2006 Edition of the International Existing Building Code, by adding new                                            Section 7-10; and 7)  Increasing the re-inspection fee from twenty dollars ($20.00) to fifty dollars ($50.00) and                                    providing for publication and an effective date.  (As amended)

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-234.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-235  Amending Chapter 25 [Plumbing] of the Code of Ordinance as follows:  1) Amending Section 25-3 to adopt the                                    2006 edition as International Plumbing Code; and 2) Adding new Section 25-6 [International Fuel Gas Code                                                                     Adopted], thereby adopting the 2006 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code; and 3) Adding new Section 25-                                    7 International Private  Sewage Disposal Code thereby adopting the 2006 edition of the International Private                                               Sewage Disposal Code, and increasing  the re-inspection fee from twenty dollars ($20.00) to fifty dollars                                                ($50.00); and providing for publication and an effective date. (As amended)

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-235.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2006-O-243  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 3, Moreno Addition,                                         located at 1818 Diaz Avenue, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-3 (Mixed Residential District);                                  providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of                                       the zone change.

 

                                        Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-243.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-244  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit and two                                              drilling permits for oil and/or gas extraction on 1.54 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in                                                     attached Exhibit “A”, located on the northeast corner of Ejido Avenue and Cielito Lindo Boulevard; providing                                for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Special                                         Use Permit.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-244.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-245  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 2, Block 59, Calton Gardens                                             Subdivision, located at 104 East Calton Road, from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community                                               Business District); providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission                                                   recommended approval of the zone change.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-245.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

  

                   2006-O-246  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a                                              photo studio/shop on Lot 6 and South ½ of Lot 4, Block 1650, Eastern Division, located at 1910 Arkansas                                                                  Avenue; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended                                               approval of the conditional use permit.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-246.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-247  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Conditional Use Permit for a                                              bar/night club on Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, Block 1, Vista Hermosa Subdivision Unit III,                                                         located at 5517 McPherson Avenue, Units F, G & H; providing for publication and effective date.  The Planning                                       and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit.  (As amended)

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-247.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

                                                                   

                   2006-O-248  Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 3.34 acres, as further described by                                         metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located on the southwest corner of La Pita Mangana Road and                                                  Wright Way, from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for                                         publication and effective date.  The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the                                                         proposed zone change.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-248.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2006-O-249  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005-2006 annual budget by increasing                                 revenues and expenditures of $13,183.00 in additional funds totaling $118,654.00 from the Texas Health and                                               Human Services Commission for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); extending the grant period                              three additional months, from September 1, 2006 through November 30, 2006; and authorizing the City Manager                                     to execute said contract.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-249.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2006-O-250  Amending the City of Laredo FY 2005-2006 budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures from the Texas                                       Department of State Health       Services for three Health Department Public Health Preparedness and Epidemiology                                       Program (PHP) contract attachments as follows:  1) Accepting $205,516.00 in additional funds for PHP                                        Attachment No.  09B and extending the grant period (ends December 31, 2006), an additional eight (8) months,                                     from September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2007.  2) Accepting $5,000 in funds for PHP Attachment No. 12A                                for storage of a CHEMPACK container as part of its response preparedness activities; from January 1, 2006,                              through August 31, 2007.  3) Accepting $750,000 in funds from PHP Attachment No. 01 for renovation of the                                   Department’s Laboratory to a functional Bio-Safety Level-3 facility, term from September 1, 2006 through                                          August 31, 2007.

 

                                       Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-250.

 

                                      Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                      Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                      For:     8                                 Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-251  Amending the City of Laredo Code of Ordinances Chapter 2 titled “Administration”, Article VI “Investment                                            Policy” Section 2-268 “Investment Strategy” by adding Subsection D “Diversification” and adopting the City of                                   Laredo Investment Policy to comply with Public Funds Investment Act Chapter 2256, Texas Government                                                     Code. 

 

                                       Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-251.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                       For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-252  Closing as a public easement the south one half section of New York Avenue between Reynolds and O’kane                                             Streets, situated in the Eastern Division, City of Laredo, County of Webb, Texas, and providing for an                                            effective date.

 

                                       Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-252.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                       For:     8                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                    2006-O-253  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a ground lease with Nextel WIP Lease Corporation, a Delaware                                              Corporation, dba Nextel Partners, for ground space at 1902 Lafayette, Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and being                                      more fully described in Exhibit “A” of lease agreement, to construct on such premises and equipment building                                 and self-supporting type tower (“Tower”), more fully described in Exhibit “C” of the lease agreement,                                                 for the purpose of providing cell services and for co-locations, if provided by Landlord, and related equipment                                        building for use in connection with its communication business.  Term of the lease is five (5) years                                                                commencing October 3, 2006 and ending October 2, 2011, with an option for four (4) successive renewal terms                                 of five (5) years.  The annual base rent shall be $15,000.00 each year during the term of the lease and will be                                          increased by five percent (5%) on each anniversary of the commencement date, providing for an effective date.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-253.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-254  Amending chapter 19 Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or Parking, Section 19-360,                                         Parking Meters, to revise Section (a) and increase the existing two-hour parking time limit to four-hours for                                                    all parking meters located north of Houston Street, east of Santa Maria Avenue, west of San Eduardo Avenue,                                     and south of Scott Street, providing for severability, publication, and effective date.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-253.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                  2006-O-255  Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007 General Obligation Debt Service Fund along with the Water and                                        Sewer System Fund Budgets by drawing down $1,658,200 from General Obligation Debt Service Fund                                            and transferring out $1,167,200.00 and $491,000.00 to Water and Sewer System Funds respectively.  These                                           funds will be appropriated and transferred in from General Obligation Debt Service in Water and Sewer                                              System Funds for the acquisition of automotive, machinery and equipment.   

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-255.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-256  Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2007 General Fund along with the Contractual Obligation Fund by                                           drawing down $640,000.00 from the opening fund balance and transferring out to the Contractual Obligation                                                  Fund.  These funds will be appropriated and transferred in from General Fund to the Contractual Obligation                                           Fund for the acquisition of two (2) ambulances, one (1) fire engine and fifty (50) AR-15 rifles for the Fire                                                    and Police Departments respectively.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-256.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

                   2006-O-257 Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to effectively convey a 2,652.66 square foot                                         easement to AEP Texas Central Company to install underground utility lines to serve the City of Laredo                                           Seven Flags Park.  Said 2,652.66 square foot easement being out of Lot Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 5, Block No. 239, Eastern                                 Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas; as described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as                                                 Exhibits A and B; and providing for an effective date.

 

                                         Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-257.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

X.        RESOLUTIONS

 

            28.  2006-R-091 A resolution honoring the City of Laredo’s Fire Department radio technician and shop foreman Oscar Jaime                                                     “Jimmy” Rodriguez for his dedicated years of service to the community; and for being a model citizen                                             in the City of Laredo as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and man that was cherished by                               all who knew him and who will be missed.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-091.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                                         Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                                         For:     8                              Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            29.  2006-R-095  Authorizing the City Manager to execute Grant Agreement CSJ No. M722LREDO with the Texas Department of                              Transportation under the Routine Airport Maintenance Program in the amount of $50,000.00 for the                                                         purpose of airside and landside maintenance at the Laredo International      Airport.  The City’s fifty percent (50%)                                         local match for this project in the amount of $50,000.00 is available in the Airport Operations and Airport                                                     Construction Fund.

 

                                         Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-095.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            30.  2006-R-098  Affirming the City of Laredo’s commitment to promote inclusion of all community citizens by joining the                                                     National League of Cities, “Partnership for Working Towards Inclusive Communities” by recognizing inclusion                                  as a fundamental aspect of the community, pledging active efforts to achieve this goal; and urging all citizens of                                    Laredo to join together to support this effort.

 

                                         Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-098.

 

                                         Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                                         Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                         For:      8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            31. 2006-R-100  Accepting the donation of the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land from Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, as                                       Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo, Texas, for the widening of Bartlett Avenue from Sandman                                                 Street to Hillside Road. Said parcel being a 25-foot by 25-foot corner clip containing 312.50 square feet or 0.007                                   acres, more or less, out of Block 16, Laredo Airport Subdivision, recorded in Volume 5, Page 1, Plat Records,                              Webb County, Texas; and described by Metes and Bounds and Survey attached as Exhibits A and B.

 

                                       Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-091.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                                       Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                       For:        8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            32.  2006-R-101  Declaring the public necessity to acquire the “Surface Only” of one parcel of land for the construction of a                                                convention center. Said parcel consisting    of all of Blocks 394 and 401, including that property previously known                                      as Ventura Street between Santa Rita and Santa Cleotilde Avenues, Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb                                                County, Texas; as delineated on attached copy of City Plat; and authorizing staff to negotiate with the owner for                                  the acquisition of said parcel by purchase at a market value as 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 due to the inability to agree to a purchase price, conflict of ownership, owner refusal                              to sell, and/or inability to locate the listed owner.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Fund.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-101.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:       8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

            33.  2006-R-102  Accepting a grant awarded by the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the amount of                                           $80,977.00  for the 2006-2007 Justice Assistance Grant. The Office of Justice Programs is contributing the full                                    grant amount of $80,977.00 with no match amount obligated to the City of Laredo.  The City of Laredo and                                                   Webb County will each receive $40,488.50.  The City of Laredo will utilize this funding for the purchase                                                    of equipment for Homeland Security purposes by the Laredo Police Department for the period of October 01,                                     2005 through September 30, 2009.

 

                                        Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-102.

 

                                        Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                                        Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                                        For:       8                             Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

XI.       MOTIONS

 

            34.  Authorizing the City Manager to acquire through negotiations, the “Surface Only” of a 0.28 (12,012 square feet) acre, more or              less, parcel of land for the Flecha Lane Drainage Improvements Project.  Said parcel being situated in Porcion 22, Abstract                  277, out of the 15 acre Perez Tract recorded in Volume 207, Pages 278-282 of the Webb County Deed Records, to be acquired           in an amount not to exceed $5,285.00, plus incidental expenses.  This will be a voluntary transaction.  Funding is available in           the 2005 C. O. Bond.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            35.  Authorizing the City Manager to approve Amendment No.1 in the amount of $72,000.00 for professional engineering services                  to Carter & Burgess, Inc. for the design of Phase II of the pump repair project at the Jefferson WTP Raw Water                                       Pumphouse #2.  Funding is available in the Utilities 2004 B Revenue Bond.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

 

 

            36.  Authorizing the City Manager to award a professional engineering services contract to LNV Engineering of Corpus Christi,                    Texas in the amount of $64,700.00 for the design of the construction repair of Primary Clarifier No. 2 of the Jefferson Street                    Water Treatment Plant. Funding is available in the Utilities 2006 Revenue Bond, clarifier repair unit 2.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            37.  Amending the federal and state legislative agendas to include support for more programs for people with special needs;                      continuation of Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Elderly; and preservation of city authority and compensation for                 use of rights-of-way.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            38.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a professional services renewal contract with Carlos J. Romero, D.D.S., in the                     amount of up to $40,000, to provide public health services to clients of the Dental Clinic of the City of Laredo Health                                Department for the period beginning October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007.  Funds to be utilized are from the Texas          Department of State Health Services Title V-Dental budget.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Chavez

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            39.  Consideration to exercise the renewal option for contract number FY06-003 awarded to the sole bidder, Delta House Electric,                 Freer, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $180,000.00 for providing electric motor repair services for the Utilities                                Department.  All repair work will be secured on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department Fund.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            40.  Consideration to award contract number FY06-130, to the low bidders, National Waterworks Inc., San Antonio, Texas, in the          estimated amount of $207,828.94; Titan Pipe and Supply, Pharr, Texas, in the estimated amount of $113,033.50; and Ferguson             Waterworks, McAllen, Texas in the estimated amount of $40,555.00; for the purchase of mechanical joint fittings, valve boxes                    and pipe tubing for the Utilities Department.       Staff is requesting authorization to request price quotes as needed for the                      purchase of copper pipe from National Waterworks and Ferguson Waterworks due to the fluctuating price of this commodity.                    These materials are purchased on an as needed basis by the Utilities Department - Water Operations for construction and repair             projects.  Funding is available in the Utilities Department budget.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            41.  Consideration for approval to award a professional services contract to Porras Engineering Company, Laredo, Texas, for an            amount not to exceed $118,300.00 for design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Springfield Avenue North          extension.  Funding is available in 2006 Bond Issue.

                 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Rendon

                   For:     5                                        Against:  1                                            Abstain:  2

                                                                        Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez               Cm.  Garza

                                                                                                                                    Cm.  Landeck 

 

            42.  Approval of a contract with Miller & Van Eaton, P.L.L.C., to advise the City on telecommunications and cable issues and                         transactions as requested by the City of  Laredo.  The contract term for this engagement is two (2) years beginning October 1,              2006 and ending September 30, 2008; not to exceed $50,000.00 per fiscal year.  Funding is available in the ITSS department              budget and Fiscal Year 2008 funds are subject to availability.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            43.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Catholic Social Services of Laredo, Inc. (CSSL) in the amount of                 $45,135.00 to administer the City’s Fiscal Year 2006-2007 General Welfare Assistance Program through which rental, utility,          transportation, and health care assistance is provided to indigent individuals and families residing in the community.  The                         contract would cover expenditures for the period for October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  Up to $40,622.00 of the               General Welfare funds would be designated for the assistance of indigent individuals and families of low income, while                   $4,513.00 (approx. 10%) will be allocated to cover administrative expenses to include:  overhead, wages and office supply                       costs incurred by Catholic Social Services.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            44.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Laredo Morning Times (LMT) who will design,                                 produce, sell advertising and print the 2007 Laredo / Nuevo Laredo Official Visitors Guide. LMT will print, at no cost to the          City of Laredo, 130,000 copies of the guide which is a 76 -page full color magazine featuring “Los Dos Laredos”. The guide                  will be produced under the direction of the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau relative to style, design, and editorial                            content.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            45.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Viacom Outdoor Mexico to cover billboard                         advertisements for the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau through September 30, 2007. The total cost shall not exceed                           $55,000.00. Funding is available in the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau Marketing Division budget, Billboard                       Advertising Line, Mexico Project.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            46.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Ediciones del Norte to cover advertisements for the              Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau through September 30, 2007. The total cost shall not exceed $55,000.00. Funding is                available in the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau Marketing Division, Print Advertising Line, Mexico Project.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            47.  Authorizing the City Manager to initiate a vehicle allowance for the Mayor’s Position in an amount not to exceed $1,200                          monthly.   Funding is available in the General Fund.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Chavez

                   For:     7                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  1 

                                                                                                                Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                       

            48.  Consideration for approval of change order no. 1 an increase of $118,823.00 for increase in scope of work due to unforeseen          conditions to the construction contract with LEH Contractors, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for the Los Obispos Unit-5                                Remediation Project, Phase II.  Funding is available in the Capital Improvement Project Fund-Los Obispos Housing Project as                previously appropriated thru a budget amendment (Ordinance No. 2006-O-130) approved by City Council on June 19, 2006.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            49.  Consideration for approval of amendment no. 1 to increase the amount of $264,000.00 for the professional services contract               with Architectura SA, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for the City of Laredo Health Department Facility for renovation of the clinic,                 office and laboratory space of the Health Complex that includes renovation, expansion and retrofit of approximately 12,000               square feet of the cedar complex.  Funding is available in the issued 2006 CO and $750,000 is also being provided through the            Department of State Health Services (DSHS) contract for the laboratory renovation portion.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

   

            50.  Consideration for approval of the contract extension of consultant Drash Consulting Engineers, Inc., Laredo, Texas, for the                asbestos containing building materials investigations for commercial and residential structures city-wide for Fiscal Year 2007           and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract for each respective project.  Funding is available from each                            project account.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            51.  Consideration to exercise the renewal option for an additional six (6) months period of contract number FY06-051 to Dr. Ike’s                Home Centers, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated amount of $25,000.00 for the purchase of Portland cement and concrete mix            sacks.  These materials will be purchased on an as needed basis by the Utilities, Public Works and Parks and Recreation                        Departments for construction and repair projects.  Funding is available in the respective departmental budgets.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            52.  Consideration to award contract FY07-001 to the low bidder, Gutierrez Machine Shop, Laredo, Texas in the estimated amount        of $65,000.00 for professional welding services for the Utilities Department.  The contract takes into account the following            hourly pay rates:  regular, overtime, holiday, service call, and the cost of materials.  All services will be on an as needed basis.                     Funding is available in the department’s budget.      

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            53.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of computers through the State of Texas-Department of Information Resources (DIR)               cooperative purchase contracts, for City departments.  The estimated budget allocation for Fiscal Year 2007 is $472,000.00.                      Funding is available in the respective department budgets.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Rendon

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            54.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to purchase laboratory equipment needed by the City of Laredo Health                                Department in the amount of $76,564.00 from the BioMerieux Industry and Dupont Qualicon, sole vendors for this                       equipment.  Funding is available in the Health Department’s Office of Border Health Lab budget.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            55.  Consideration to authorize the budgets for three (3) counties in the South Texas 9-1-1 Region for providing 9-1-1 Database                Maintenance Services as follows; Jim Hogg  County $16,180.00, Starr County $36,803.00, and Zapata $26,480.00 for a total            amount of $79,463.00.  Funding is available in the 9-1-1 Regional Fund.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                  Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            56.  Consideration to amend the City Council action of June 5, 2006 to authorize staff to bid CDBG Sidewalks City-Wide Project                  No. 33 (five (5) Blocks-District V and ten (10) Blocks-District VII) per plans and specifications designed by Puig Engineering              Company, Laredo, Texas.  This project had been originally assigned to Public Works Department.  Funding is available in                        Community Development Fund-31st Action Year 2005 Grant.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            57.  Consideration to exercise the renewal option for contract FY06-092 awarded to the low bidders, Hollon Oil Company,                            Weslaco, Texas, in the estimated amount of $20,000.00 and Arguindegui Oil Company, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated                              amount of $6,000.00 for the purchase of lubricants for the Fleet Maintenance Division.  The bid pricing will be for a three           month period and all items to be purchased on an as needed basis.  Funding is available in Fleet Maintenance Fund.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            58.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of one pothole patcher truck in the total amount of $106,863.00, through the Houston               Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC) cooperative purchasing program’s contract pricing.  A 2006 GMC cab and                     chassis will be purchased from Rush Truck Center, Houston, Texas in the total amount of $55,258.00 and the pothole patcher                  unit will be purchased from Bergkamp Inc., Waco, Texas in the total amount of $50,605.00.  Funding for this equipment will         be available in the Utilities Department budget contingent on the approval of Ordinance 2006-O-255.

 

                  Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

  

            59.  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the Grant agreement dated October 19, 2003 between the U.S. Department of                           Transportation and the City of Laredo, Texas, under the Small Community Air Service Development Program by extending                  the grant termination date by six (6) months from October 19, 2006 to April 19, 2007.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            60.  Consideration to authorize the purchase of one (1) fifty 50 foot (TeleSqurt) apparatus pumper truck, one (1) custom rescue fire               pumper truck, and two (2) ambulances in the total amount of $1,122,397.00 from American LaFrance Gulf Coast, Houston,                  Texas, through the Houston Galveston Area Council of Governments (HGAC) cooperative purchasing program’s contract              pricing.  Funding for this equipment will be available from 2006 PPFCO funds and from 32nd Action Year Community                            Development Block Grant funds.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            61.  Authorizing the City Manager to enter into 4 contracts awarding a total of $155,868.00 of 2006 Emergency Shelter Grant                               funds (ESG) made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as follows:  (1)  $61,868.00 to the                Laredo Homeless Coalition (LHC) for operation of the Guadalupe and Lila Martinez Resource Center; (2) $37,500.00 to LHC                    to provide essential resources; and (3) $31,500.00 to Casa de Misericordia (Casa) for operation of the shelter, and (4)                                  $25,000.00 to Bethany House for Homeless Prevention assistance.

 

                   Motion to approve.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

            62.  Authorizing the selection of a consultant and authorizing City Manager to enter into negotiations with the selected consultant                for PS&E for the initial phases of deployment for the City of Laredo Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan.             $1.75 million (Federal Surface Transportation funds) is available for the project.  

 

                   Motion to approve Kimley/Horn with a condition to have a local engineering firm on their team. 

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Amaya

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0 

 

XII.     STAFF REPORTS

 

            63.  A.  Presentation by Butch Gaut of First Transit on El Metro’s Comprehensive

                        Operational Analysis

 

                   B.  A presentation by Solid Waste Services Director, Oscar J. Medina on a revised

                        branch, lawn clipping and blue bag recycling pick up service schedule, with possible action.

 

                   C.  Presentation by Andrea Thomas of National Service Research on the City of

                         Laredo’s Citizens Survey results conducted during the months of July and August      

                         2006.

 

XIII.    GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

            64.  A.  Request by Council Member Mike Garza

 

            1.  Discussion with possible action on differential pay for military personnel on active duty,

                 including "Operation Jump Start."

 

                  Msgt. Adolfo Gonzalez expressed his concern with some police officers that were activated.  He stated the he sent emails to                   some Councilmen and they had question concerning Title 10 and Title 32.  Mr. Gonzalez is concerned on how the City                        Ordinance was written because orders were signed by the Governor and not by the President; therefore, the Police officers on                 active duty will not get differential pay.   He noted that he sent copies of the letters and spoke with Cm. Garza and Cm. Rendon                about this issue. He also noted that monies were given by the President to the states.   He mentioned that there is a clause that                  states that the state cannot activate if the orders are signed by the President, therefore the Governor, in case of a disaster, can         activate soldiers, however, the activation of soldiers will not be done if they are under Presidential orders. The monies are                       coming from the Federal Government and this is in support of “Operation Jump Start” which is border support.  He stated that                   the US Border Patrol and Immigration has changed and is now under Homeland Security and that the soldiers that were                        activated are in support of Homeland Security.  The soldiers have weapons, some are performing even though they do not                        have the power to make arrests, yet they are risking their lives.  Mr. Gonzalez introduced Officer Mario Nuñez from the                           Police Department. Officer Nuñez stated that they were activated by the Governor by delegating authority through President            Bush.  He also stated that on or around May 15 of this year President Bush ordered approx. 6,000 soldiers to be deployed to the                  order to assist in border security.  He stated the difference in the definition for Title 32 and Title 10 orders.  He emphasized that              “Operation Jump Start” is a mission and not training and asked for support.  Cm. Garza stated that the City does support its’          soldiers and we must honor them and provide stability for their families. Cm. Garza also stated that it was an issue with                               wording that was left out and we need to correct it.

 

                   Motion to accept to provide soldiers differential pay with retroactive pay for military personnel on active duty.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garza

                    Second:  Cm.  Belmares

                    For:     8                                      Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

           2.  Discussion with possible action on the naming of City facilities.

 

            3.  Discussion with possible action on amending the City’s No Smoking in Public Places  Ordinance.  (Co-sponsored by Council                  Member Johnny Amaya)

 

                 Cm. Garza stated that they had a meeting with the coalition who opposed the making of any amendment.  He made it clear that                it is only a recommendation to amend the current ordinance and not repeal it.  He expressed that he feels strongly on this issue          only because it is a person’s right to make certain decisions for themselves. The recommendation is for the 21 and over rule.                 He stated that if a person is 21 and over the business will have to establish that criteria and it must display the items.  He also           stated that they may work with the Health Department to could go through a permit process.  Cm. Garza mentioned that                        individuals will clearly see the type of environment declared by postings and they will have a choice to frequent that location.               The recommendation will provide the business owner with options to have that declaration and even after the declaration is                     made they will still have a choice to be a smoke-free environment or not. This recommendation will provide choices for the                  business owner.  The patrons will also have choices to a have smoke-free environment.  He emphasized that it is a persons                       right to choose.

 

                 Mike and Patti Pharr, owners of TKO’s Sports Bar, stated that their business is marketed for 21 and over clientele and asked for            a chance to make a profit.  He also asked them to be fair with them and allow them to do business. 

 

                 Albert Hernandez representing the Webb County Community Coalition has been working with City Council and several                        agencies to pursue the smoking ordinance.   He asked for the City Council to give the ordinance enough time for the ordinance         to take effect so the outcome can be measured.               

 

                 Humberto Fasci, pointed out that cities such as San Antonio and McAllen do not have smoking bans and it makes a big                           difference in the bar business.  

           

                 Ivan Rodriguez, stated that he is for the ordinance to stay as passed.

 

                 Gerald W. Lee, Regional Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society is in opposition to the                                 ordinance. 

 

                 Luis Castillo, property owner of bars, stated that his tenants have been affected by the ordinance and requested that this                            ordinance allow the person’s right to smoke and the right for the person to decide to go into a bar that allows smoking or not.

 

                Christopher  Craddick, representing SCAN Inc., spoke in favor of  keeping the ordinance as     adopted and let it stand  a little     longer before considering any changes.

                       

                Sarah De La Garza from St. Augustine High School spoke in favor of keeping the ordinance as adopted.             

 

               Motion to instruct staff to accept an amendment to the ordinance for a 21 and over establishment rule.

 

              Moved:  Cm.  Garza

              Second:  Cm.  Amaya

              For:     5                                            Against:  3                                            Abstain:  0

                                                                        Cm.  Rendon

                                                                        Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez                                                                                                                           Cm. Belmares

 

 

                  B.  Request by Council Member Johnny Amaya

 

            1.  Discussion with possible action to allocate $45,000 in Community Development Block

                 Grant funds, previously allocated for the acquisition of property in City Council District

                 IV, to be used to fund sidewalks, speed humps and the purchase and installation of

                 sunshades at various parks.

 

            2.  Discussion with possible action on the installation of speed humps on the 3400 block of

                 Buenavista from Saunders to Bartlett; on McClelland from San Jose to Plum; on the

                 1800 block of San Jose from McPherson to McClelland; and appropriating $18,000.00

                 from District IV discretionary funds.

 

                 C.  Request by Council Member Johnny Rendon

 

            1.  Status report of the Gale Street bridge, with possible action.

 

               D.  Request by Council Member Gene Belmares

 

            1.  Discussion with possible action on securing funding for the San Isidro/McPherson traffic

                 light.

 

            2.  Discussion with possible action on the installation of a speed humps on the 400 & 500

                  blocks of Merlin Drive, and appropriating funds from District VI discretionary funds.

 

            3.  Discussion with possible action on elevating the Park Dedication Ordinance Sub-

                 Committee from Planning and Zoning to a City Council Ad Hoc Committee, with City

                 Council reappointing its current membership.  (Co-sponsored by Council Member Dr.

                 Michael Landeck)

 

                E.  Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Juan Ramirez

 

            1.  Discussion with possible action on recent code enforcement action regarding abandoned

                 buildings located downtown.

 

            2.  Discussion with possible action on allowing vendors to resubmit bids for the available

                 sites located at following intersections:  Grant and Salinas; Farragut and Flores; Convent

                 and Iturbide; Lincoln and Convent; Hidalgo and Convent; Zaragoza and Convent;

                 Salinas and Lincoln; Santa Maria and Zaragoza; and Flores and Hidalgo.

 

            3.  Status report on the El Portal Project.

 

            4.  Discussion with possible action regarding juvenile delinquency in our community.

 

 

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.

 

            65.  Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate on the value of, and                possible exchange of an approximate 88.6913 acre tract of non-aeronautical use real property located along the east side of               Bob Bullock Loop across from airport passenger terminal at the Laredo International Airport, because deliberation in an open            meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of City Council in negotiations with third person; and return to open           session for possible action.

 

                   Motion to request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.072 in order to deliberate on the              value of, and possible exchange of an approximate 88.6913 acre tract of non-aeronautical use real property located along the                  east side of  Bob Bullock Loop across from airport passenger terminal at the Laredo International Airport, because deliberation              in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of City Council in negotiations with third person; and                            return to open session for possible action.

 

                   Moved:

                   Second:

                   For:                                               Against:                                                Abstain:

                   

                   Motion to

 

                   Moved:

                   Second:

                   For:                                               Against:                                                Abstain:

 

            66.  Request for Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 to evaluate the performance and pay of                  the City Manager and return to open session for possible action.

 

                   Motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 to evaluate the performance and                 pay of the City Manager and return to open session for possible action.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Garcia

                   Second:  Cm.  Rendon

                   For:     8                                       Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                   After Executive Session Raul G.  Salinas announced that no formal action was taken.

 

                   Motion to post a special meeting for Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 5:30 p.m.

 

                   Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                   Second:  Cm.  Garcia

                   For:     8                                        Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

XV.      RECESS AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

                       

            67.  Consideration to award a contract to the sole source provider, Trapeze Software Group,

                   Inc., in the amount of $69,350.00 for the purchase of a fixed route scheduling software. 

                   Funding is available in Transit System Capital Grants Fund-Federal Transit

                   Administration (FTA) Grant X438.

 

                   Motion to adjourn.

 

                   Moved:

                   Second:

                   For:                                               Against:                                                Abstain:

 

            68.  Consideration to award contract (FY 06-107) to the low bidder, C. W. Tenorio

                   Security, Laredo, Texas, in the estimated annual amount of $78,624.00 for providing

                   security guard services for the Transit Center and Maintenance Facility.  Funding is

                   available in the El Metro Operations and Transit Center Funds.

 

                   Motion to adjourn.                                                                         Time:

 

                   Moved:

                   Second:

                   For:                                               Against:                                                Abstain:

 

 

XVI.    ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                Time:  11:15 p.m.

 

            Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

            Second:  Cm. Amaya

            For:     8                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0