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CITY OF LAREDO RECOGNITION AND COMMUNICATION NOTICE

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CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1110 HOUSTON STREET LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

The Mayor will be presenting the following:
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Recognizing the United South High School girls basketball team for their accomplishments as 29 6A District Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Quarter Final Champions, and for advancing to the Sweet 16 (Regional semi finals).

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Recognizing the Harmony School of Innovation 4th Grade Basketball Team on becoming the 2018 Champions for City of Laredo Boys and Girls Club League. They are the undefeated Champions for the last 4 years in a row Recognizing Coach Rene Costilla and Assistant Coach Rene Costilla Jr., for their time and dedication to the team.

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Recognizing Sophia Grace, a senior at Hector J. Garcia Early College High School for being selected as a U.S. Youth Ambassador in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.

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Recognizing Carolina Gonzalez-Ayala, a fifth grade student at Borchers Elementary for her winning entry at the 2018 Take Care of Texas Art Contest.

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Recognizing Myrnalejandra Canales, a Senior at United High School for her scholastic achievements, earning a perfect score on her AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. She is ranked in the top 46 students in the world.

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CITY OF LAREDO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2018-R-06 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

(5. DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT (5. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services are requested to contact Jose A. Valdez Jr., City Secretary, at (956) 791-7308 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces are located at City Hall, 1100 Victoria Ave.

Tagged Passions:disability, streets, services, and parking

Out of consideration for all attendees of the City Council meetings, please turn off all cellular phones and pagers, or place on inaudible signal. Thank you for your consideration.

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Pursuant to the Texas Penal Code (trespass by holder of license to carry a handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (Concealed Handgun Law or Handgun Licensing Law), may not enter into the City Council Chamber while City Council is in session with a concealed or openly-carried handgun.

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I.
CALL TO ORDER

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II.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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Ill. MOMENT OF SILENCE

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IV.
ROLL CALL

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V.
MINUTES

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Approval of the minutes of April 2, 2018

Citizen comments Citizens are required to fill out a witness card and submit it to the City Secretary no later than 5:45 p.m. and identify themselves at the microphone. Comments are limited to three (3) minutes per speaker. No more than three (3) persons will be allowed to speak on any side of an issue. Should there be more than three (3) people who wish to speak on a particular issue, they need to select not more than three (3) representatives to speak for them and the presiding officer may limit the public comments further in the interest of an orderly meeting. Speakers may not pass their minutes to any other speaker. Comments should be relevant to City business and delivered in a professional manner. No derogatory remarks will be permitted.
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VI.
APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

1. Appointment by Mayor Pro-Tempore Charlie San Miguel of Onyx Benavides to the Secondary Water Source Ad-Hoc Committee.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, Utility, utility, and water

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VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Public Hearing providing community residents an opportunity to comment on their housing and community needs and the projects that they wish to see funded. Comments received will be made part of the City's 2018 One Year Action Plan that will outline how funding for the programs listed below, made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be utilized. Allocation for the 44th Action Year is pending Congressional approval. The City's Community Development Department is planning its 2018 projects/activities based on the past 2017 allocation, as estimated below:
Tagged Passions:hearing, development, program, planning, funding, housing, Development, and community development

44th Action Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 3,401,417.00 2018 HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) 847,266.00 2018 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) 309,407.00

Activities/Projects planned for the 44th Action Year are contingent on approved allocation amount. All proposed activities' budgets will be proportionally increased or decreased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts. Any changes to the activities/projects due to changes in allocation will be reflected in the City's 2018 One Year Action Plan. Also for discussion and comment is the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) regarding the City's administration of HUD Programs.
Tagged Passions:budget, development, investment, program, funding, grant, emergency, performance, Development, cdbg, and community development

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Public Hearing amending the 2017 One Year Action Plan to allow for the reprogramming of CDBG funds totaling 91,898.00 from fund balances from the 2016 Community Development Administration activity ( 61,264.00) and 2016 Code Enforcement activity ( 30,634.00). It is proposed that these funds be used to supplement ongoing projects at Ochoa Sanchez Park ( 30,632.00) and De Llano Park ( 30,632.00), and San Ignacio Soccer Fields Park Improvements ( 30,634.00) as a new project, and be funded through the use of these fund balances.

3. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the City of Laredo FY 2018 Airport Construction Fund budget to appropriate revenues and expenditures in the amount of 3,800,000.00. Revenues are from a Transfer In from the Capital Improvements Fund. The expenditures will be for various airport improvement projects, including reconstruction of Phase 12 and 13 of the cargo apron area project.

Tagged Passions:hearing, budget, capital spending, ordinance, Capital Spending, development, codes enforcement, construction, airport, parks, funding, Development, cdbg, and community development

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4. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning approximately 11.8928 acres, as further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit A , located at South of Riverhill Loop West of Nagai Avenue, from R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District) to R-1 MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date. ZC-30-2018

Tagged Passions:hearing, ordinance, zoning, and housing

Staff does not support the application and Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the zone change.

District Ill 5. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning approximately 8.9264 acres, (described by Metes and Bounds in attached Exhibit A ), located at 900 LF South of Aquero Blvd. West of Bernadette Lane, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); provided for publication and effective date.

Tagged Passions:hearing, boards and commissions, ordinance, agriculture, planning, and zoning

Staff supports the application and Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the zone change. ZC-31-2018

District VI I 6. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning approximately 7.7267 acres, (further described by metes and bounds in attached Exhibit A ), located at 1,200 LF South of Aquero Blvd., and East of Bernadette Lane, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1 B (Single Family High Density District); providing for publication and effective date.

Tagged Passions:hearing, boards and commissions, ordinance, agriculture, planning, and zoning

Staff supports the applic tion and Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the zone change ZC-32-2018

District VI I 7. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 9 and 10, less the North 6' of Lot 9, Block 86, Western Division, located at 318 320 Iturbide St., from B-1 (Limited Business District) for Lot 9, and B-3 (Community Business District) for Lot 10, to CBD (Central Business District); providing for publication and effective date.
Tagged Passions:hearing, boards and commissions, ordinance, planning, zoning, and business

Staff supports the application and Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the zone change. ZC-29-2018

District VII I

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, planning, and zoning

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8. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 1 through 7, Block 1070, Eastern Division, and the Northeast corner of Lot 3, and 4, Block 1006, Eastern Division, from B-1 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Community Business District). ZC-33-2018

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Tagged Passions:hearing, ordinance, zoning, and business

Staff supports the application and Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the Zone Change. District 111

9. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 7 and 8, Block 1153, Eastern Division, located at 712 Malinche Ave., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential District). ZC-34-2018

Tagged Passions:hearing, boards and commissions, ordinance, planning, and zoning

Staff does not support the application and Planning Zoning Commission recommends denial of the Zone Change.Therefore, the applicant has exercised the right to appeal this decision directly to City Council. District Ill

(Recess) (Press Availability)

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, council, planning, and zoning

VIII.
INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

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An Ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending Ordinance 2016-0-005 which provides for the rental rate structure for all properties managed through the City of Laredo's - Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program. This amendment increases the monthly rental fee amounts for residential and multi-family units effective October 1, 2018 in the amount of 25.00 per month and an annual monthly increase of 25.00 in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. It is necessary to increase the existing monthly rental rates in order to cover for additional operational costs associated with maintenance, repair and improvements of current dwellings and new acquisitions. The deposit amounts for all new tenants on or after October 1, 2018 will be established at the same rate as the rental amount; and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:ordinance, rental, rates, noise, program, airport, and regulation

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11. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with New Vision Community Church, for operating and managing a small scale food market/pantry for food distribution located at 1210 Matamoros, Suite 4 5, situated on property described as a portion of S49.6' of the E25.6' of W35.5' of LOT 2, BLK 73, situated in the Western Division of the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas for approximately 1,745 square feet, for a term of eighteen (18) months beginning May 8, 2018, at an annual rate of one dollar ( 1) and contingent on satisfaction of City insurance requirements. The contract may be extended for one additional two (2) year period upon mutual agreement of the parties.

Tagged Passions:contract, leasing, property, administrator, manager, church, strategic, market, and insurance

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An Ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending section 1 of Ordinance 2018-0-040 of the City of Laredo to amend the FY 2017-2018 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) position listing by adding one (1) Public Health Technician, R36, and removing one (1) Health Educator I I, R32, which was approved in 2018-0-040; providing that this ordinance shall be cumulative; providing for severability; and declaring an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:ordinance and health

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An Ordinance adopting unanimous settlement agreement, setting rates and establishing tariffs for the provision of natural gas service by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a CenterPoint Energy Entex and CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas Company within the City of Laredo; declaring this ordinance to be a final determination of rates; requiring acceptance by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a CenterPoint Energy Entex and CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas Company of the rates prescribed herein; and establishing an effective date. Approval of the Ordinance will result in a 3.0 million decrease in CenterPoint's annual revenues. This is a 3.5 million reduction to the 490,778 increase requested by CenterPoint in its Errata to its Statement of Intent. The Settlement Agreement also increases the residential monthly customer charge to 19.00, and approves the recovery of reasonable rate case expenses. Under the agreement, new rates would go into effect on May 22, 2018.

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Tagged Passions:ordinance, natural gas, rates, energy, and settlement

IX.
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

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2018-0-056 Providing for the amendment of Chapter 31, Article II, Division 1 Section 31-19 increasing the notice requirement from 24 to 72 hours; Division 2, Section 31-35 adding the additional requirement of annexation except as provided by Section 31.3 for industrial purpose properties; deleting Section 31-36 (Same-Issuance); deleting Section 31-37 (Same-Fees Paid with Application); deleting Section 31-38 (Same-Subject to Revocation); renumbering Section 31-39 as 31-36 (Inspections); replacing all references to Permit with Plumbing Permit ; replacing all references to Water Board with Utilities Department ; replacing all references to Media with Public ; deleting Section 31-40 (Plumbing Permits, Notice to Water Board); renumbering Section 31-41 to Section 31-37 (Liability for Injuries to Sewers and Streets; Bonds); replacing all references to Board of Trustees with Building Development Services Department ; and renumbering Section 31-42 as Section 31-38 and also amending 31-97 (e) (12) adding a sewer connection fee for Colonias Residential and LUE Connections. Also providing for

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Tagged Passions:streets, annexation, services, Utility, development, industrial, utility, Development, bond, sewer, and water

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severability, publication and effective date.

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2018-0-058 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit for a Restaurant Serving Alcohol, on Lot 1, Block 1, Villarreal Enterprises Plat, located at 611 Shiloh Dr. Suites, 13 14; providing for publication and effective date. ZC-27-2018

District VI

Tagged Passions:restaurants, ordinance, alcohol, and zoning

2018-0-059 An Ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending Ordinance 2017-0-110 to authorize the City Manager to waive or reduce the City of Laredo Bridge System toll fees for special events on a case-by-case basis as recommended by the Bridge Department Director when deemed in the best interest of the City; providing that this ordinance shall be cumulative; providing for severability; and declaring an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, ordinance, and events

2018-0-060 Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement renewal with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., as a sole source as per the Customs and Border Protection approved Security Contract, for approximately 120 square feet of office space and an exclusive office entry lane for approximately 1,020 square feet at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge (Bridge II). Lease term will be for two (2) years commencing April 1, 2018 and ending on March 31, 2020. Monthly rent will be 3,500.00 for approximately 120 square feet of office space and an exclusive office entry lane of approximately 1,020 square feet at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge (Bridge II). The lease may be terminated by either party with a thirty (30) day written notice.

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Tagged Passions:contract, leasing, administrator, manager, services, and security

2018-0-061 Authorizing the City Manager to exercise the option to renew the lease between the City of Laredo and the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the rental of office space at the old federal courthouse located at 1300 Matamoros. The term of the extension is to be for an additional two (2) years beginning June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2020 with the annual rental rate set and agreed by both parties at ninety-six thousand dollars ( 96,000.00).

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Tagged Passions:leasing, administrator, manager, and rental

X.
CONSENT AGENDA All of the following items may be acted upon by one motion. No separate discussion or action on any of the items is necessary unless desired by a Council Member.

X (a) RESOLUTIONS
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2018-R-51 Authorizing the City Manager to accept the contract amendment with the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (WHFPT) in the amount of 42,918.00 for a total of 145,921.00 for the continuation of the City of Laredo Health Department Title X Family Planning Women's Preventive Health Program and extending the term period through August 31, 2018.

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Tagged Passions:contract, administrator, manager, abortion, health, program, and planning

2018-R-52 Authorizing City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of 10,000.00 from the Office of the Governor's Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) for the purpose of funding the 2017 Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG). This funding will be used for overtime and fringe benefit expenses used for Stonegarden Operations by Airport Police Department. No local match is required. Funds are appropriated in the Airport Fund.

2018-R-53 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Laredo, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application in the amount of 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for the Parks and Leisure Services Department Urban Horticulture and Forestry Division and to execute all necessary documents resulting from the award. The purpose of the grant is for the NRCS to furnish assistance to parties with mutual interests in the conservation of natural resources as referenced in the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936, as amended (PUBLIC LAW 74-46, 16 U.S.C. 590 A-F).

Tagged Passions:Forestry, administrator, manager, public safety, services, council, Immigration, agriculture, Conservation, airport, parks, funding, grant, and security

2018-R-54 Authorizing and approving a fee waiver and a Tax Abatement Agreement between the City of Laredo and Luis M. Munoz Jr. for a proposed project located at 3206 O'kane St., lot 11; block 2001; eastern division that consists of new construction, in accordance with authorized guidelines and criteria established for the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ). This agreement will be for a five (5) year period and will abate taxes on new improvements for the purpose of Economic Development. The project has an estimated Capital Investment total of 130,000.00, estimated annual tax abatement total of 828.09 and estimated total fee waivers of 990.00. Guidelines and criteria for the agreement are set forth in the attached agreement and information

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Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, development, investment, abatement, construction, Development, neighborhood, and economic development

2018-R-55 Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a license agreement with Monaco Development, LLC to perform mitigation activities on city property in Manadas Creek; said license agreement will allow the Monaco Development, LLC to implement mitigation activities (erosion control measures, tree plantings, reseeding, watering and maintenance, removing cut vegetation and/or other debris); there is no financial impact to the City of Laredo.

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Tagged Passions:property, administrator, manager, license, Utility, development, trees, utility, finance, Development, and water

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24. 2018-R-57 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Laredo, Texas, supporting the continued development of Port Laredo through the financing, construction, and operation of a fifth international bridge joining the Mexican State of Tamaulipas and the State of Texas, located in South Laredo, and owned and operated by the city of Laredo Bridge System; emphasizing the City of Laredo's commitment to the expansion and improvement of the World Trade Bridge as a priority; and declaring an effective date.

X (b) MOTIONS
Tagged Passions:trade, council, development, Immigration, expansion, construction, and Development

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Consideration to authorize the City Manager to allow the Webb County Elections Office to use the Fasken Community Center (15201 Cerralvo Drive) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 14th thru May 18th, 2018, as an early voting site, and the Laredo Fire Department's Station 1 (1 Guadalupe Street) from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 22nd, 2018, as an election day voting site. These two sites were not previously approved to be used during the March Primary Elections.

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Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo's 2017 One Year Action Plan for the purpose of reprogramming Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds totaling 138,643.00 for La Ladrillera Park Improvements Project in District VIII to include lighting, drinking fountain, trash receptacles, bike rack, player benches and other amenities as deemed necessary.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, development, Bicycles, bicycles, parks, funding, grant, Development, cdbg, and community development

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Authorizing the City Manager to request assistance and partner with the Texas Army National Guard through its Operation Crackdown Program to assist the City in demolishing abandoned and neglected structures that have a history of drug and criminal activity and pose an immediate danger to neighborhood residents. The program provides for the no cost demolition of identified structures and the City being responsible for obtaining the necessary clearances, court orders, warrants and/or permits for the destruction and removal/disposal of debris.

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Tagged Passions:demolition, legal, administrator, manager, public safety, military, clearance, program, drugs, history, neighborhood, and court

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Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Laredo Housing Development Corporation (LHDC), a separate subsidiary corporation of the Laredo Housing Authority, to award Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of 449,736.00 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a property to provide approximately 8 transitional housing units for families transitioning to permanent supportive housing. The estimated total project cost is 650,000.00. The LHDC will contribute approximately 200,000.00 in non-HUD funds to complete this project. Anticipated projects costs are acquisition, testing, asbestos and lead abatement, tenant relocation, roofing, painting, HVAC, electrical, flooring, mill work, plumbing, parking lots and other repairs as deemed necessary.

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29. Reaffirming the approval of the Community Development Housing Rehabilitation Program Policy and Procedures Manual and clarifying the general description of responsibilities for the Director of Community Development including the responsibility for the decision making concerning program goals and objectives and allowing for the approval of all disbursements of funds related to all Housing Rehabilitation programs and activities. These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) with the overall goal to improve Laredo's Housing stock and provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for low income residents.

Tagged Passions:policy, development, program, funding, grant, housing, Development, cdbg, procedure, and community development

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Consideration for approval of the George Washington Park Metal Shade - District I as complete, release of retainage and approval of final payment in the amount of 14,755.00 to ALC Construction, Inc., Laredo, Texas. Final construction contract amount is 147,550.00. Funding is available in the 2016 CO - District I Priority Funds.

Tagged Passions:contract, construction, parks, and funding

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Consideration to award a five year professional service contract to First Southwest Asset Management Company to perform arbitrage rebate compliance services for all of the City's tax-exempt bond issues. The fees are 1,440.00 per computation per year. Funding for the contract will be derived from interest earnings of each of the respective bond issues.

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Tagged Passions:contract, compliance, taxes, Taxes, services, funding, and bond

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Consideration to award a contract to Caldwell Country Chevrolet, Caldwell, TX, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments (H-GAC) Purchasing Program, in the amount of 262,138.00 for the purchase of seven (7) emergency vehicles. These vehicles will be assigned to the Fire Suppression Division (3), EMS Division (1), Fire Training Division (1), and Fire Prevention/Arson Division (2). Delivery is expected within three (3) months of order date. Funding is available through Capital Outlay funds.

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Tagged Passions:contract, EMS, purchasing, council, training, program, funding, and emergency

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Authorizing the City Manager to accept a contract amendment with provider Victor D. Trevino, M.D. for medical services for the City of Laredo Health Department STD/Hepatitis programs in the amount of 21,000.00 per year for a total amount of 63,000.00 for the term of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 with an option to renew for an additional two (2) years through September 30, 2020, contingent on funding availability. Funding is available through the Health Department budget.

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Tagged Passions:contract, budget, administrator, manager, services, health, program, and funding

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Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Park Place Recreation Designs, Inc., for the purchase and installation of playground equipment amenities for recreational improvements of Las Flores Park, in the amount of 59,999.00. This purchase is utilizing the Buy Board Cooperative Purchasing Program; Contract 512-16. Funding is available in the Community Development Block Grant.

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35. Consideration to award supply Contract FY18-045 to the low bidder, Century Asphalt, Houston, Texas in an amount up to 100,000.00 for the purchase of tack coat emulsified asphalt oil used for street paving projects. All materials are purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the construction project budgets. This contract may be extended for two, additional one (1) year periods upon mutual agreement of the parties. Funding is available in the Public Works Department construction project budget.

Tagged Passions:contract, budget, streets, rfp, RFP, purchasing, Fossil Fuels - Oil, Public Works, construction, funding, materials, and public works

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Consideration to amend contract FY18-004 by 25 for the purchase of asphalt pot hole patch materials to Metropolitan Compounds, Pembroke Pines, Florida, in an amount up to 20,000.00 due to increase usage. The term of this contract shall be for a period of one (1) year beginning as of the date of its execution. All the asphalt material will be secured on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Water Works Fund.

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Tagged Passions:contract, purchasing, Utility, funding, utility, materials, and water

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Consideration to award contract FY18-041 to the sole bidder, Chkn Peak Bikes Fitness, Laredo, Texas in an annual amount of up to 30,000.00 for providing preventative maintenance, labor parts, and repairs for Recreation Centers fitness equipment. The term of this contract shall be for a period of two (2) years beginning as of the date of its execution. This contract may be extended for two, additional one (1) year periods upon mutual agreement of the parties. Funding is available in the Parks Leisure Department Fund.

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Tagged Passions:contract, rfp, RFP, Bicycles, equipment, bicycles, parks, funding, and recreation

38.
Consideration to renew contracts FY17-048 for the general diesel engine repairs and parts/service for the City's Fleet Division to the following bidders:

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Tagged Passions:contract, rfp, and RFP

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Cervantes Truck Center, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 200,000.00;

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Rotex Truck Center, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 100,000.00;

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Andy's Auto Bus Air, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 75,000.00; and

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Tagged Passions:Public Transit and transportation

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Rush Truck Center, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 75,000.00.

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Tagged Passions:transportation

This contract establishes multiple vendors for general diesel engine repairs. This contract provides the Fleet Division with the ability to farm out and expedite needed diesel engine repairs.The term of this contract shall be for a period of one (1) year beginning as of the date of its execution. This is the first of six extension periods. All parts and services will be secured on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance budget.

Tagged Passions:contract, budget, services, agriculture, and funding

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39. Consideration to reject the sole bid received for FY18-042 for the supply of trees associated with landscape for the City of Laredo Parks Leisure Department. The sole bid from Site-One Landscape Supply, Cleveland, Ohio, was evaluated and pricing deemed over budget. The department will modify the specifications and request formal bids again.

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Tagged Passions:buildings and grounds, budget, rfp, RFP, trees, and parks

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Consideration to authorize the purchase of two (2) grapple trucks from Rush Truck Center, Laredo, Texas in the total amount 350,331.86 for the Solid Waste Services Department. These new grapple trucks are needed for the pickup of branches and debris in the city. The purchase of these trucks shall be made utilizing the BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing Program. Funding is available in the 2017 Solid Waste Property Finance Contractual Obligations Fund.

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Tagged Passions:property, purchasing, services, Utility, program, funding, utility, finance, transportation, and solid waste

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Consideration to rescind contract FY18-021 currently awarded to Doggett Freightliner of Texas, Laredo, Texas for the purchase of six (6) automated refuse rear loaders (cab and chassis and Pak-Mor Bodies) and one (1) grapple truck (cab chassis and Peterson Atlas Loader Body) for the Solid Waste Services Department in the total amount of 1,134,120.00. Freightliner has submitted in writing that they will be unable to deliver these eight heavy duty trucks. A new quote will be obtained by the Fleet Department and submitted to City Council for approval.

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Tagged Passions:contract, purchasing, services, council, Utility, utility, transportation, and solid waste

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Authorization to enter into a contract with Rush Truck Center, Laredo, Texas in the amount of 800,600.00 through the BuyBoard - Cooperative Purchasing Program, for the purchase of four (4) 2018 rear loader trucks for the Solid Waste Services Department. There are currently six rear loaders in the shop under repairs. Due to these repairs, route pickups have fallen behind. These rear loaders are used primarily for branch/trash pickup, bags, and commercial accounts. The anticipated delivery is expected within 1 month of order date. Funding is available in the 2017 Solid Waste Property Finance Contractual Obligations Fund.

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Tagged Passions:contract, property, commercial, purchasing, services, Utility, program, funding, utility, finance, transportation, and solid waste

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Consideration to renew an existing annual contract FY14-046 to McNeilus Truck Manufacturing, Dodge Center, Minnesota in an amount not to exceed 160,000.00, for the purchase of McNeilus Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) equipment repair parts and service for the City's refuse trucks. There will be no price increase during this extension period. The term of this contract shall be for a period of one (1) year beginning as of the date of its execution. This is the last extension period for this contract. All parts and services will be secured on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Budget.

44. Approving monthly adjustments to the tax roll. The amounts to be adjusted for the month of March 2018, represent a decrease of 170,374.58. These adjustments are determined by the Webb County Appraisal District and by court orders.

Tagged Passions:contract, legal, taxes, budget, Taxes, purchasing, services, equipment, funding, transportation, and court

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END OF CONSENT AGENDA

XI.
STAFF REPORTS

45. Discussion with possible action on ongoing audits and/or irregularities identified by the Internal Auditor including the potential assignment of other and/or additional auditing duties; and any other matters incident thereto.

Tagged Passions:audit

46.
Report requested by City Council regarding the recent inspections conducted at 2302 Seymour Avenue.

47. Discussion with possible action as it relates to the status of the Pavement Ordinance. 48. Final report and recommendation with possible action for an alternative truck route for the Scott Sanchez/railroad truck route crossing by the Committee formed for said task.

Tagged Passions:ordinance, council, and transportation

XII.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Council reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any posted agenda item when authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices), and/or 551.086 (Economic Development). Following closed session, the open meeting will reconvene at which time action, if any, may be taken.

Tagged Passions:legal, property, personnel, council, Donation, development, donation, Development, security, and economic development

XIII.
RECESS AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council

XIV.
ADJOURN AS THE LAREDO MASS TRANSIT BOARD AND RECONVENE AS THE LAREDO CITY COUNCIL

GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Tagged Passions:council

49.
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A. Request by Mayor Pete Saenz 1. Discussion with possible action on a status report regarding Economic Development Initiatives by City staff as recommended by our Economic Development Assessment Study during the comprehensive plan known as Viva Laredo. B. Request by Council Member Alberto Torres, Jr. 1. Discussion with possible action on the adoption of a special event and fee waiver policy allowing for the approval by the City Manager, the Mayor, or three Council Members of certain rental and permit fee waivers, staffing services and/or in-kind support for qualifying requests that meet established criteria, and any other matter incident thereto. (Co-Sponsored by Council Member Roberto Balli) C. Request by Council Member Nelly Vielma 1. Discussion with possible action to amend the scope of services of the navigators positions to include outreach and referral services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and any items incident thereto. 2. Discussion with possible action to incorporate a mandatory yearly training for our first responders, LPD and Fire Department , to deal with critical incidents, mental health de-escalation techniques and resilience to assist with identifying triggering factors, peer groups, etc. and any other matters incident thereto. 3. Discussion with possible action to establish an office at the Health Department that will provide information, outreach and referrals to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in coordination with the navigators positions, the domestic violence coalition network of referrals, and the women's health clinic and any other matters incident thereto. D. Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Charlie San Miguel 1. Discussion with possible action to direct the City Manager through the Public Information Office to develop and implement a media campaign to raise awareness and inform the public of the detrimental effect excessive irrigation has on City streets , existing ordinances regulating the use of sprinkler systems, and penalties associated with violations of the ordinances.

Tagged Passions:administrator, streets, manager, policy, services, human resources, ordinance, council, sexual harassment, development, abortion, rental, mental health, sexual assault, domestic violence, training, health, strategic, events, Development, fire departments and districts, and economic development

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E. Request by Council Member George Altgelt

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council

1
. Discussion with possible action to require all City vehicles to have a GPS and fuel management system.

2. Discussion with possible action to require all businesses that operate 8 liners to have security measures in order to protect the public from violent crimes. 3. Discussion with possible action to direct the C ity Manager to come up with a comprehensive park and recreation center th reat assessment and security plan. F. Request by Council M.ember Vidal Rodriguez
Tagged Passions:manager, council, parks, recreation, crime, security, and business

1
. Discussion with possible action to instruct the City Manager to authorize staff to install (1) speed hump at 200 East Lane Street, between Marcella Avenue and Sanders Avenue, under the Special Provision of the Speed Hump Installation Policy, and to authorize the use of asphalt type speed humps, instead of a speed cush ion, which is currently required under the policy ; and any other matters incident thereto. C ity Council District I I Priority Funds will be used for this project. Total cost is 2,000.

Tagged Passions:administrator, streets, manager, policy, council, and funding

XV.
ADJOURN

a tLl > .U 0 LL 0.::: Th is notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 11 1 0 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, April 1 1 , 2018 at 7 : 1 0 p.m. co t.n ..:0 :, l

Tagged Passions:streets

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