CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-02

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

January 30, 2006

5:30 p.m.

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

 

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

 

II.                PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Elizabeth G.  Flores called the meeting to order.

 

III.             ROLL CALL

 

In attendance:

 

Elizabeth G.  Flores,                                                                 Mayor

Hector Garcia,                                                                          Council Member, District II

John C.  Galo,                                                                          Council Member, District III

Johnny Amaya,                                                                         Council Member, District IV

Johnny Rendon                                                                         Council Member, District V

Gene Belmares,                                                                        Council Member, District VI

Jose A.  Valdez, Jr.,                                                                 Mayor Pro Tem, District VII

Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Council Member, District VIII

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

Larry Dovalina,                                                                         City Manager

Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

Rafael Garcia,                                                                           Assistant City Manager

Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

Motion to excuse Cm.  Agredano.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Amaya

Second:  Cm.  Galo

For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Cm.  Belmares was not present.

 

IV.              FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE

 

Motion to waive the final reading of Ordinance # 2006-O-027.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Garcia

For:     6                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

Cm.  Belmares was not present.

 

2006-O-027  Amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2005 – 2006 Annual Budget for the

Parking Meters Fund by appropriating expenditures in the amount of $62,000.00 from Fund Balance for the repair of the elevator located at the Parking Division Administration Building.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2006-O-027.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     6                                   Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

Cm.  Belmares was not present.

 

V.                 MOTIONS

 

1.  Consideration to award contract FY06-037 to the sole bidder, ThyssenKrupp Elevator,

Corpus Christi, Texas, in the total amount of $55,198.00 for replacement of the elevator at the Parking Division Building.  Funding is available in the Parking Division Budget.

 

Motion to approve.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Galo

Second:  Cm.  Amaya

For:     7                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

VI.              EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

VII.           ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn.

 

Moved:

Second:

For:                                                      Against:                                                Abstain:

 

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-S-02

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

 

 

I.            MOTIONS

 

1.  Consideration for approval of acceptance of the Three Police Substations Project

 constructed by St. Michaels Homes, Inc., Laredo, Texas.  Final contract amount is   

 $386,195.23 and the current retainage is $38,619.52.  Since the project was completed 83

 working days over the contract time, an amount of $33,200.00 for liquidated damages is

 recommended (83 days x $400 per day).  Funding is available in the Police Trust Fund.

 

Three Police Substations

 

 Contractor:  St.  Michaels Homes, Inc.

 Notice to Proceed:  June 21, 2004

 Contract amount to date:  $386,195.23

 Original Contract Time:  100 Working days

 Additional days:  146 working days due to rain, change order, utilities Service

 29 days – due to weather/rain

 24 days – change order and unforeseen delays

 4 days – relocation of sanitary sewer at Mines Rd.

 89 days – water and sewer taps and meter installation

 

 Total Contract Time:  246 working days

 

 Scheduled Completion Date:  June 30, 2005

 Substantial Completion: 

 Certificate of Occupancy – October 26, 2005

 Total working days to substantial completion date:  329 working days

 

 Number of days over contract time:  83 working days

 

 Motion to approve and award whatever is above and beyond the 83 working days.  Also

 allow the contractor to return at the next Council meeting to dispute 83 days. 

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Galo

 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez

 For:     7                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

        2.  Award a construction contract to the lowest bidder Landmark Structures Inc., Fort

 Worth, Texas in the amount of $2,157,000.00 for the construction of the TAMIU Two

 Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank to be located north east of Loop 20 and Del Mar

 Blvd. The Two Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank will provide adequate pressure to

 the immediate area and will provide the adequate water storage capacity for the summer

 peak demands. The contract will be awarded with an accelerated schedule of 270 calendar

 days.  Funding is available in the 2005 Water Bond Issuance.

 

 Motion to approve.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Galo

 Second:  Cm.  Amaya

 For:     7                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

         3.  Award a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder to be announced at the

 City Council meeting for the construction of the SH 359 Tanquesitos I - Wastewater

 Collection and Water Distribution Improvements Project, subject to the approval of the

 TWDB.  The Tanquesitos I-Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution

 Improvements consist of constructing 8” water distribution lines and 10”/ 8” sanitary    

 sewer collection lines to Colonias Los Tanquesitos I within the SH 359 Planning Area. 

 The contract will be awarded based on the Base Bid with Alternates #1 and 2. The

 construction time is 300 calendar days.  Funding is available in the Webb County

 Colonias Project.

 

Pablo Martinez from Utilities recommended J. Solis Maintenance.

 

 Motion to approve.

 

 Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

 Second:  Cm.  Belmares

 For:     7                                             Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

II.         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.

 

III.      ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  6:02 p.m.

 

Moved:  Cm.  Ramirez

Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Valdez

For:     7                                               Against:  0                                           Abstain:  0