CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2007-SC-02

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

APRIL 20, 2007

1:35 P.M.

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

 

With a quorum present Mayor Pro Tempore Ramirez called the meeting to order.

 

II. ROLL CALL

 

In attendance:

 

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

Susan Herrera, Deputy City Secretary

Carlos Villarreal, City Manager

Cynthia Collazo, Deputy City Manager

Horacio De Leon, Assistant City Manager

Valerie Acevedo, Acting City Attorney

 

Motion to excuse Mayor Salinas and Cm. Mike Garza.

 

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tempore led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

IV. FINAL READINGS

 

Cm. Belmares joined the meeting at 1:37.

 

Motion to waive the final readings of Ordinances 2007-O-072 and 2007-O-073.

 

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

1. 2007-O-072 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 112.82 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit A, located on the east side of Interstate 35 north of Shiloh Drive, from AG (Agricultural District) and M-1 (Light Manufacturing District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District) and providing for publication and an effective date.    

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2007-O-072.

 

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

2007-O-073 Authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to convey a twelve-foot wide easement (containing 6,340 square feet) to AEP Texas Central Company for the installation of electrical facilities at the wastewater treatment plant in Unitec Industrial Park. Said 6,340 square foot easement being situated in Santiago Sanchez, Original Grantee, Porcion 12, Abstract 278, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas being out of a 20.00 acre tract of land owned by the City of Laredo as per deed recorded in Volume 272, Page 651 of the Webb County Deed Records; and described by metes and bounds and survey attached as Exhibit A; and providing for an effective date.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2007-O-073.

 

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

 

V. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

 

VI. ADOURN

 

Motion to adjourn. Time: 1:38

 

Moved: Cm. Chavez

Second: Cm. Amaya

For: 6 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

 

 

 

I, Gustavo Guevara, Jr., City Secretary, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes contained in pages 01 to 02 and they are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City Council meeting held on April 20, 2007.

 

 

_____________________________

Gustavo Guevara, Jr.

City Secretary