CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2006-SC-13

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

OCTOBER 6, 2006

12:15 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

            Michael Landeck,                                                                     Council Member, District III

            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

            Jaime Flores,                                                                            City Attorney

 

            Motion to excuse  Cm.  Garza, Cm.  Garcia, and Cm.  Amaya.

 

            Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

            Second:  Cm.  Belmares

            For:     5                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

 

IV.       MINUTES

 

            None.

 

V.        COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

            Announcements

 

            None.

            Invitations

 

            None.

 

            Recognitions

           

            None.

 

            Communiqués

 

            None.

 

 

VI.       APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

 

            None.

 

VII.     PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

            1.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance 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 open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                 Second:  Cm.  Ramirez

                 For:      5                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                Second:  Cm.  Chavez

                 For:      5                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  Cm. Belmares

 

            2.  Public hearing and introductory ordinance 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 open the public hearing.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Belmares

                 Second:  Cm. Rendon

                 For:      5                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 There was no public input.

 

                 Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                Moved:  Cm.  Belmares

                Second:  Cm.  Rendon

                 For:      5                                         Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                 Ordinance Introduction:  Cm.  Belmares

 

VIII.    INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

 

            3.  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.

 

                Ordinance Introduction:  City Council

 

IX.       RESOLUTIONS

 

            4.  2006-R-097  A resolution expressing official intent to reimburse General Fund the cost                                   of $640,000.00 associated with the acquisition of two (2) ambulances, one                                 (1) fire engine and fifty AR-15 rifles for the Fire and Police Departments                                    respectively.  Upon the sale of a proposed Personal Property Finance                                          Contractual Obligation (PPFCO), the General Fund will be reimbursed for                                   any cost associated with the previously mentioned equipment.

 

                                       Motion to approve Resolution # 2006-R-097.

 

                                       Moved:  Cm. Belmares

                                       Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                                       For:     5                                Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

 

X.        MOTIONS

 

            5.  Consideration to authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute contracts with                 U.S. and Mexico print, billboard, and electronic media vendors listed in the CVB Fiscal                  Year 2006-2007 Media Plan. Media plan advertisements for the Laredo Convention &              Visitors Bureau will be placed beginning October 2006. Funding is available in the CVB                  Marketing Division Budget.

 

                 Motion to postpone for the next meeting.

 

                 Moved:  Cm. Belmares

                 Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

                 For:     5                                          Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

XI.       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.

 

XII.     ADJOURNMENT

 

      Motion to approve.                                                                                          

 

            Moved:  Cm. Belmares

            Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez

            For:     5                                               Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0