CITY OF LAREDO

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2007-SC-04

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

AUGUST 1, 2007

12:15 p.m.

 

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.

 

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,                                                                        Mayor Pro Tem, District VI

            Juan Chavez                                                                             Council Member, District VII

            Juan Ramirez,                                                                           Council Member, District VIII

            Gustavo Guevara, Jr.,                                                               City Secretary

            Carlos Villarreal,                                                                       City Manager

            Cynthia Collazo,                                                                       Deputy City Manager

            Horacio De Leon,                                                                     Assistant City Manager

            Jesus Olivares,                                                                          Assistant City Manager

            Anthony McGettrick,                                                                Acting City Attorney

 

     

IV.              PUBLIC HEARING

 

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 public hearing.

 

                        Moved:  Mayor Pro Tempore Belmares

                        Second:  Cm. Amaya

                        For:  8                                                  Against:  0                                Abstain:  0 

                       

                        Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.

 

                        Moved:  Cm. Garcia

                        Second:  Mayor Pro Tempore Belmares

                        For:  8                                                  Against:  0                                Abstain:  0

           

                        Ordinance Introduction:  City Council 

 

V.                 RESOLUTION

 

2.                  2007-R-056     Authorizing 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.

                       

                        Moved:  Cm. Rendon

                        Second:  Cm. Chavez

                        For:  8                                      Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

VI.              STAFF REPORTS

 

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.”

 

4.                  Submission 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.”

 

VII.           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.

 

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.

 

                        Moved:  Cm. Garza

                        Second:  Cm. Amaya

                        For:  8                                      Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0

 

                        After Executive Session the Mayor announced that no formal action was taken.

 

VIII.        ADJOURNMENT

 

            Motion to adjourn.                                                                                            Time:  1:46

 

            Moved:  Cm. Garcia

            Second:  Cm. Garza

            For:  8                                                  Against:  0                                            Abstain:  0