These are preliminary minutes from the City Council Meeting of August
1, 2007.These minutes will be approved
at a later date.
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.
Member, District I
Member, District II
Member, District III
Johnny Amaya,Council Member, District IV
Member, District V
Pro Tem, District VI
Member, District VII
Member, District VIII
Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,City Secretary
Cynthia Collazo,DeputyCity Manager
Horacio De Leon,Assistant
Anthony McGettrick, ActingCity Attorney
1.Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending
Section 1 of Ordinance 2005-O-209 of the City of Laredo and authorizing an increase
in the bridge toll rate schedule for southbound non-commercial traffic utilizing
the Automatic Vehicle Identification System (A.V.I.) and southbound
non-commercial traffic utilizing the Colombia - Solidarity Bridge and
southbound commercial traffic as further described in Exhibit “A” and hereby
repealing all conflicting sections in all ordinances currently in effect.
Motion to open the
Moved:Mayor Pro Tempore Belmares
to close the public hearing and introduce.
Second:Mayor Pro Tempore Belmares
Ordinance Introduction:City Council
2.2007-R-056Authorizing the release of Lots 1, 2, & 3,
Block 2, Laredo International Airport Passenger Terminal Subdivision, from
the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, dated February 28,
2006, and recorded in Volume 2044, pp 223-244, official property records of
Webb County, Texas; and directing the City Manager to execute the amendment,
in the form attached as Exhibit I, and have it filed of record in official
property records of Webb County, Texas.
Motion to approve Resolution 2007-R-056.
3.Submission of the proposed 2008 – 2012
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as per Article VI, Section 6.05, which
states that “the City Manager shall prepare and submit a five (5) year
capital program at least sixty (60) days before the end of the fiscal year.”
of the proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Budget as per Article VI, Section
6.02, Submission of Budget which states that “At least sixty (60) days before
the end of the fiscal year, the City Manager shall present to the Council a
budget for the ensuing fiscal year with an accompanying budget message.”
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.
5.Request for executive session
pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (1) (a) for consideration of
a temporary extension by agreement of the court’s order of temporary relief
in the case of Laredo Town Center, L.P. v. City of Laredo, Cause No.
2007-7CVQ000972D1 in the 49th District Court, Webb County, Texas;
and return to open session for possible action.
Motion to go into executive
session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 (1) (a) for
consideration of a temporary extension by agreement of the court’s order of
temporary relief in the case of Laredo Town Center, L.P. v. City of Laredo,
Cause No. 2007-7CVQ000972D1 in the 49th District Court, Webb
County, Texas; and return to open session for possible action.
Executive Session the Mayor announced that no formal action was taken.