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CITY OF LAREDO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

A-2018-R-12 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

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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.

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Tagged Passions:disability, 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 July 16, 2018 and July 20, 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.
COMMUNICATIONS

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Recognizing Laredo Police Department Officers Noemi Cienfuegos and Tycola Moses for their law enforcement lip sync battle participation.

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Tagged Passions:public safety and recognition

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Presentation on Operation Crackdown 2018 scheduled for August 6 - 17, 2018. This year 15 properties are scheduled to be demolished.

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VII.
APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

1. Appointment by Council Member Vidal Rodriguez to replace Cristobal Rodriguez on the Ethics Commission. 2. Re-appointment by Council Member George Altgelt of Scott Roberts to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

Tagged Passions:council, boards and commissions, appointments, and ethics

VIII.
PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by repealing Ordinance No. 2018-0-017 and authorizing a Special Use Permit for Townhouses on Lot 1, Block 1, Hilltop Subdivision, Phase 1, located at 7406 Hilltop Rd; providing for publication and effective date.

Tagged Passions:subdivision, hearing, ordinance, and zoning

Staff does not support the application and the Planning Zoning Commission recommends approval of the Special Use Permit.

ZC-63-2018 District VII

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, zoning, and planning

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(Recess) (Press Availability)

IX.
INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES

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An ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending Chapter 2, Article 11, section 2-17, of the Code of Ordinances by incorporating the duties and responsibilities of the City Attorney into the Code of Ordinances; providing that the City Attorney shall report directly to the City Manager or Deputy City Manager; providing a severability clause; and declaring an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:legal, administrator, manager, and ordinance

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An ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending Chapter 12, Article II, sections 12-17 and 12-36, of the Code of Ordinances by providing that the Fire Chief shall report directly to the City Manager or Deputy City Manager; providing a repealer clause; providing a severability clause; and declaring an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, and ordinance

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An ordinance of the City of Laredo, Texas, amending Chapter 26, Article 11, Division I, section 26-22, of the Code of Ordinances by providing that the Police Chief shall report directly to the City Manager or Deputy City Manager; providing a severability clause; and declaring an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, public safety, and ordinance

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Authorizing the City Manager to convey an easement and right of way to AEP Texas INC., located at, and to serve, the new blower building of the South Laredo Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion, one (1) conveyance over a tract of land containing 0.09 acres, more or less, situated in Porcion 36, Webb County, Texas being out of a 84.794 acre tract conveyed to the City of Laredo, Texas, a municipality domiciled in Laredo, Webb County, Texas recorded in Vol. 709, pages 724-726, Webb County Deed Records, Webb County, Texas, as described in the easement conveyance attached as Exhibit A; and providing for an effective date. Transaction to be accounted for in the Fixed Assets System and Sewer Fund.

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Tagged Passions:utility, plant, expansion, Utility, administrator, manager, water, easement, and sewer

X.
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES

6. 2018-0-105 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning approximately 14.03 acres as further described by Metes and Bounds in Exhibit A, located Southeast of Casa Verde Rd., and East of Lucia Ct., from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1A (Single Family Reduced Area District); providing for publication and effective date. ZC-54-2018 District V

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2018-0-106 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lots 4 5, Block 208, and 3,858.36 SF, part of former Malinche Ave., Eastern Division, located at 2019 Santa Clara St., and 1619 Meadow Ave., from B-1 (Limited Commercial District) to B-3 (Community Business District); providing for publication and effective date.

ZC-61-2018 District Ill

Tagged Passions:commercial, ordinance, business, and zoning

2018-0-107 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a Special Use Permit for a restaurant serving alcohol on Lots 3 and 4, Block 660, Eastern Division, located at 4220 McPherson Ave; providing for publication and effective date.

ZC-59-2018 District VI

Tagged Passions:alcohol, restaurants, ordinance, and zoning

2018-0-108 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 7, Block 1, Garza Cantu Subdivision, located at 4119 Blue Quail Rd., from B-3 (Community Business District) to B-4 (Highway Commercial District); providing for publication and effective date.

ZC-57-2018 District VI 2018-0-109 Amending a Conditional Use Permit, C.U.P. for an amusement redemption machine establishment issued on Lot 1, Block 1, Anil and Associates Subdivision Phase 1, located at 9110 McPherson Road, Suite 2, by repealing Ordinance No. 2016-0-129 authorizing the original C.U.P. and authorizing the issuance of a revised C.U.P. changing the tenant; providing for publication and effective date. ZC-64-2018 District VI

Tagged Passions:subdivision, commercial, ordinance, rental, business, and zoning

2018-0-110 Authorizing the City Manager to amend the Lease Agreement approved by Ordinance No. 2009-0-220 with Rz Communications - Laredo, Inc., as Lessee, and the City of Laredo as Lessor, to assign Lease Agreement to MPL Wireless Solutions, LLC dba Rz Communications Laredo, as Assignee for Building No. 146 consisting of approximately 5,632 square feet and situated on approximately 21,217 square feet of land located at 4601 Maher Avenue at the Laredo International Airport. Assigned lease will expire November 30, 2019 at 1,128.29 per month as amended by CPI. All other terms and conditions remain the same in effect; providing for an effective date.

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Tagged Passions:leasing, administrator, manager, ordinance, wireless, Communications, Wireless, communications, and airport

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12. 2018-0-111 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Laredo, Chapter 19, motor vehicles and traffic, Article VIII, stopping, standing or parking, by specifically adding Subsection 19-364 (25) which establishes a section of the east side of Main St., from Matamoros to Zaragoza St. as a No Parking /Tow-Away zone, providing for severability, effective date and publication.

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Tagged Passions:ordinance, traffic, and parking

XI.
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.

XI (a) RESOLUTIONS
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2018-R-97 Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration in an amount not to exceed 9,200,000.00 for the Laredo International Airport and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents resulting from the award offer. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding for the reconstruction of Cargo Apron Phase 11. The City's local match in the amount of 1,022,222.00 (10 ) is available in the Airport Construction Fund. Total estimated project cost is 10,222,222.00.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, grant, funding, construction, and airport

2018-R-98 Ratifying the submission of a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of 2,000,000.00 for the Noise Abatement Program at the Laredo International Airport and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents resulting from the award. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding for acquisition, soundproofing of residential structures and for the acquisition of aviation easements. The City's local match in the amount of 222,222.00 (10 ) is available in the Airport Construction Fund Budget. Total estimated project cost is 2,222,222.00.

Tagged Passions:abatement, administrator, budget, manager, noise, grant, funding, easement, construction, program, and airport

2018-R-99 Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Texas Department of Transportation -Aviation Division under the Routine Airport Maintenance Program in the amount of 50,000.00 for the purpose of airside and landside maintenance at the Laredo International Airport and authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents resulting from the award. The local match in the amount of 50,000.00 is available in the Airport Construction Fund. Total estimated project cost is 100,000.00.

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Tagged Passions:transportation, administrator, manager, grant, construction, program, and airport

2018-R-100 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a Memorandum of Understanding between the Consulate General of Mexico in Laredo and The City of Laredo Health Department for the continuation of the Ventanilla de Salud Program, a bicultural health care education, advocacy and assistance program that has been conducted since 2010 for the term beginning January 1, 2018 with no expiration but reviewed each year for continuation.

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Tagged Passions:health, administrator, manager, education, Immigration, and program

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2018-R-101 Authorizing the City Manager to accept the contract amendment with the Texas Department of State Health Services through the South Texas Development Council (STDC) in the amount of 121,737.00 for a total award of 201,076.00 for the continuation of the City of Laredo Health Department's Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids Project (HOPWA) to assist with housing and utilities for the term of February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

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Tagged Passions:utility, council, Utility, services, health, contract, administrator, manager, development, Development, and housing

2018-R-102 Authorizing the City Manager to accept and enter into contract with the Texas Department of State Health Services through the South Texas Development Council (STDC) in the amount of 416,367.00 for the continuation of the City of Laredo Health Department Ryan White Program to provide health care and medical case management for person with HIV/Al DS for the term of April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

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Tagged Passions:council, services, health, contract, administrator, manager, development, Development, and program

2018-R-103 Authorizing the City Manager to execute the Planning Agreement between the Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the City of Laredo, which serves as the MPO's fiscal agent, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Tagged Passions:transportation, administrator, manager, and planning

2018-R-104 Authorizing the City Manager's submission of a grant application to the South Texas Development Council (STDC) in the amount of 20,000.00 with no matching funds. Funds will be used to promote the Love Laredo, Bag It Green campaign to reduce the impact of single-use plastic bags and to continue beautification efforts for the city.

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Tagged Passions:council, administrator, manager, plastic bags, development, Development, grant, and funding

2018-R-107 Ordering and proclaiming a general city election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018; designating polling places; providing for publication; and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Webb County Elections Administrator for the purpose of conducting a joint election with the County of Webb, City of Rio Bravo, City of El Cenizo, Laredo Community College District, Laredo Independent School District, United Independent School District, and the Webb Consolidated Independent School District.

2018-R-108 Calling a special election to approve a sports complex venue project; providing for the conduct and the giving notice of the election; providing for publication; and enacting other matters relating thereto. The proposed sports complex venue project to be paid from the previously approved sports venue tax proceeds with no additional sports venue tax to be imposed.

Tagged Passions:university, contract, taxes, administrator, manager, Taxes, education, voting, sports, and election

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23. 2018-R-109 Calling a special election to approve a convention center venue project, a five percent (5 ) short-term motor vehicle rental tax pursuant to section 334.102 of the Texas Local Government Code, and a new and additional two percent (2 ) hotel occupancy tax pursuant to section 334.252 of the Texas Local Government Code; providing for the conduct and the giving notice of the election; providing for publication; and enacting other matters relating thereto.

XI (b) MOTIONS
Tagged Passions:conventions, taxes, Taxes, hotel, rental, voting, and election

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Authorizing the City Manager to advertise the public sale of the surface only of 3015 Santa Maria Avenue, legally described as Lot Number Three (3), in Block Number Eight Hundred Three (803), Western Division, situated in the City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, as per plat recorded in Volume 1, Page 54, Plat Records of Webb County, Texas. This lot is located in District VIII.

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Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, advertising, zoning, and sale

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Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the Skate Park for John Valls Park (at North Central Park); and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. A total of seven (7) firms responded to the request for qualifications and the top three (3) firms made presentations before the Evaluation Committee on Friday, August 3, 2018. There is no financial impact at this time.

Tagged Passions:parks, services, contract, selection, and finance

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Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the Santa Maria Avenue Bicycle Lane Project; and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. A total of three (3) firms responded to the request for qualifications and the three (3) firms made presentations before the Evaluation Committee on Thursday, July 26, 2018. There is no financial impact at this time.

Tagged Passions:services, contract, Bicycles, selection, bicycles, and finance

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Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for an Art Sculpture to be built by the Martin High School welding class to be located at the corner of South Zapata Hwy. and South Meadow (TxDot Right-of-Way); and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. One (1) firm responded to the request for qualifications. There was a presentation and a interview with the consultant and staff recommendation is to select LNV, Inc., Laredo, Texas. There is no financial impact at this time.

Tagged Passions:services, contract, arts, education, selection, and finance

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Consideration for approval of the selection of consultant for the City of Laredo Solid Waste Department Truck Wash Facility; and authorization to negotiate a professional services contract. A total of two (2) firms responded to the request for qualifications. The two firms were evaluated and based on the scoring of both firms and a difference of one (1) point, staff concurred in recommending LNV, Inc., Laredo, Texas since they received most of the first place scores. There is no financial impact at this time.

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, transportation, services, contract, selection, facility, finance, and solid waste

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29. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a renewal contract with Dr. Arturo Garza-Gongora, M.D. to serve as Medical Director / Supervisor of Pre-Hospital care for the City of Laredo Fire Department. Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) were posted with only one (1) submission received, Dr. Garza-Gongora, thus staff is recommending Dr. Garza-Gongora for this contract. Contract would be for an amount of sixty-five thousand ( 65,000.00) dollars for the 1 st year to be adjusted annually in an amount of no more than seventy-five thousand ( 75,000.00) dollars per year. The initial term of the contract is three (3) years with two (2) one (1) year options to renew and shall commence upon the execution of a mutually agreed services contract. This agreement shall be renewable at the expiration of said term by the mutual consent of both parties, and as needed may be extended on a month to month basis. Funding is available in the General Fund - Fire Department operating budget.

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Tagged Passions:services, contract, administrator, budget, manager, hospital, healthcare, fire departments and districts, and funding

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Authorizing the drafting of Annexation Agreements and Service Plans for the following voluntary annexation requests and refer to Planning and Zoning Commission and further authorizing the City Manager to enter into Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer Service and Controlled Development Contracts with the owners of the eligible proposed annexation tracts:

Tract 17: Martinez Tract - 84.47 acres, more or less, located east of Bob Bullock Lp. and north of SH 359.

Tract 18: Killam 1 Tract - 298.26 acres, more or less, located east of 1-35 and north of Union Pacific Railroad Yard (west of Port Drive Extension). Tract 19: Killam 2 Tract - 140.95 acres, more or less, located east of 1-35 and north of Union Pacific Railroad Yard (east of Port Drive Extension).

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Consideration to ratify the purchase order in the amount of 8,900.00 for an ADA Caboose with ramp and ADA approved tied down system to be added to the Bella Tori Diesel Train previously purchased for Parks Leisure Service Department. The total purchase amount of the entire train equipment is 58,675.00. Funding is available in the 2017 CO.

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Tagged Passions:disability, parks, purchasing, equipment, and funding

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Authorization to select and negotiate a contract with consulting firm based on Request For Qualifications FY18-048 for the Master Plan of the City of Laredo International Bridge System. Two submittals were received from firms LNV Inc, Laredo, TX and Arup Texas Inc, Houston TX. This master plan scope of services include but are not limited to: current and projected traffic trends, including capacity ratios and wait times, for the four (4) existing and future international bridges of the Laredo Bridge System in order to forecast and prepare the needed infrastructure to efficiently process pedestrian, non-commercial and commercial traffic traveling to and from Mexico and the United States. The master plan will also include a toll rate

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Tagged Passions:services, contract, commercial, Immigration, Pedestrian, travel, and traffic

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study to address future revenue projections, including toll rate adjustments based on traffic projections, operational expenses, debt service and required infrastructure improvements. There is no financial impact with this motion.

Tagged Passions:traffic and finance

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Consideration to award contract FY18-072 to the low bidder Nueces Power Equipment, Laredo, Texas in the total amount 167,737.50 for the purchase of one (1) front wheel loader for the Utilities Department. This front wheel loader will be replacing unit 14147 which has already reached its useful life. Funding is available in the 2017 Sewer Revenue Fund.

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Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, contract, RFP, rfp, purchasing, equipment, funding, and sewer

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Consideration to renew annual supply contract number FY15-052 with the following bidders:

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Emperor Services LLC, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 281,090.00 for the purchase of the following paving, and construction materials:

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Tagged Passions:materials, services, purchasing, and construction

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Sand delivered to Public Works and Utilities Job Site - 14.58/ton; b. Sand picked up by City Trucks - 7.50/ton;

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Tagged Passions:utility, Public Works, public works, Utility, and transportation

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Vulcan Materials, San Antonio, Texas in an amount up to 246,440.00 for the purchase of the following paving, and construction materials:

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Asphalt Cold Laid delivered to Public Works and Utilities Job Site - 61.61/ton.

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Tagged Passions:utility, Public Works, public works, and Utility

This contract is for the purchase of materials required for all city paving and construction projects. 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 third of five extension periods. There was a price increase in the delivery of sand of 1.33 per ton by Emperor Services during the last extension period. If the pricing remains the same or price adjustment has mutual agreement from both parties and the City agrees to extend the contract, the contract shall automatically renew for another one year period. All materials are purchased on an as needed basis and funding is available in the Public Works Department, Utilities Department and various construction project budgets.

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Tagged Passions:utility, Public Works, public works, materials, Utility, services, contract, budget, purchasing, funding, and construction

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Consideration to renew annual supply contract FY17-049 to the low bidder, Anderson Columbia, Lake City, Florida, in an amount up to 3,000,000.00 for the purchase of black base and asphalt hot mix used for street paving projects. Any price changes to this contract will be governed by an index made up of the composite posted prices in the Laredo area of those companies published in the daily publication of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). All materials are purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the construction project budgets. This is the first of four extension periods. There was a price increase during the last extension

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Tagged Passions:materials, contract, streets, budget, RFP, rfp, purchasing, Fossil Fuels - Oil, and construction

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period. Funding is available in the Public Works construction project budget.

Tagged Passions:Public Works, public works, budget, funding, and construction

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Consideration to renew existing contract FY13-054 to Rotex Truck Center, Laredo, Texas for an amount up to 60,000.00 for the purchase of International Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) automotive parts for the City's medium size trucks. The term of this contract shall be for a period of one ( 1) year beginning as of the date of its execution. There was no price increase during the last extension period but the vendor is offering new contract pricing for this extension period. This is the last extension period for this contract. All parts will be secured on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Maintenance Budget.

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Tagged Passions:transportation, contract, budget, purchasing, equipment, and funding

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Consideration to renew existing contract FY14-070 to Gutierrez Machine Shop, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 750,000.00 for professional welding services for the Utilities Department. The services requested include site repairs to various water and wastewater treatment plants, lift stations, and other municipal utility facilities. 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. There was no price increase during the last extension period. This is the fourth of six extension periods. All services will be requested on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Utilities Department Budget.

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Tagged Passions:utility, plant, Utility, services, contract, budget, water, funding, and sewer

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Consideration to renew existing contract FY17-002 with Family Chevrolet, Laredo, Texas in an amount up to 65,000.00 for the purchase of (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturer parts for the City's fleet vehicle repairs.There was no price increase during the last 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 second of four extension periods. If pricing remains the same or price adjustment has mutual agreement from both parties and the City agrees to extend the contract, the contract shall automatically renew for another one year period. All parts will be requested on an as needed basis. Funding is available in the Fleet Management Fund.

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Tagged Passions:contract, purchasing, equipment, and funding

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Consideration to renew contract FY16-060 with La Flecha Materials, Laredo, Texas, in an amount up to 152,000.00 for the purchase of red top soil and fill dirt for the Parks Leisure Department. 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 second of four extension periods. There was no price increase during the last extension period. If the pricing remains the same or price adjustment has mutual agreement from both parties and the City agrees to extend the contract, the contract shall automatically renew for another one year period. All soils will be purchased on an as needed basis. The Parks Leisure Department will use these soils for the maintenance of its Parks. Funding is available in the Parks Leisure Department Fund.

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Tagged Passions:materials, parks, contract, purchasing, and funding

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40. Consideration to renew supply contract number FY16-059 with the following bidders:

1) City Ready Mix, Inc., Laredo, Texas, in an amount up to 2,300,000.00 (Primary Vendor); 2) Mobile-Crete, Laredo, Texas, in an amount up to 1,000,000.00 (Secondary Vendor), for the purchase of ready mix cement Uob site delivered) for various City Departments. This is the second of three extension periods. There was no price increase during the last extension period. If the pricing remains the same or price adjustment has mutual agreement from both parties and the City agrees to extend the contract, the contract shall automatically renew for another one year period. All materials shall be purchased on an as needed basis utilizing the Utilities, Parks and Leisure Services and Public Works Departments - construction projects budgets.
Tagged Passions:utility, Public Works, public works, materials, Utility, parks, services, contract, budget, RFP, rfp, purchasing, and construction

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Consideration to award contract FY18-076 to the low bidder CSJ Group (Caslee Investments), Edinburgh, Texas in the amount of 77,056.00 for the remodeling of City of ROMA's 911 Center located in ROMA, Texas. The project consists of remodeling and construction to include all insurance, payment bond, labor, materials, and related appurtenances as per bid specifications. The estimated time for completion of this project is ninety (90) working days. This project shall commence on October 1, 2018. Funding is available in the 911 Regional Fund.

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Tagged Passions:materials, investment, contract, RFP, rfp, bond, 911, funding, construction, and insurance

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Consideration to renew contract FY14-076 for one (1) year between the City of Laredo and Com Psych Corporation, to continue providing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program allows employees to receive confidential assistance in many areas without having to access their medical benefits. The City of Laredo provides EAP coverage to approximately 2,500 employees plus their dependents. Eligibility for a dependent is anyone living at home including but not limited to: spouse, child, and any other family member living in the same household. The types of services provided are: confidential counseling (stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, etc.), financial planning, legal support, smoking cessation to name a few. The program has a cost of 43,992.00 per year; original contract was awarded for two (2) years on 08/18/2014 with option to renew for three (3) additional one (1) year periods. This is the last one (1) year extension period allowed by the contract. There is no price increase for this final extension period and this extension will be effective October 1, 2018. Funding is available in the Risk Management Fund - Human Resources Employee Health and Wellness Division.

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Tagged Passions:services, health, contract, legal, human resources, Smoking, mental health, risk, funding, smoking, finance, planning, and program

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Consideration to award an annual contract FY18-067 Health Stations to sole bidder Texas Medical Screening for an amount of 32,000.00 per year. Texas Medical Screening is providing a minimum of ten blood pressure stations at various City of Laredo Departments. This is a one (1) year contract, subject to future appropriations and can be automatically renewed for four (4) additional one (1) year periods and upon mutual agreement of the parties. Funding for this contract is available in the Risk Management Fund - Employee Health and Wellness

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Tagged Passions:health, contract, RFP, rfp, risk, and funding

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Consideration to award the purchase and installation of a diesel generator set to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder Romo Contractors, Laredo, TX in the amount of 74,500.00 for the Telecommunications Building, 1101 Garden Street. This new generator will replace old generator unit which has reached its service limit; generator provides backup service for the entire fiber network, 3-1-1 and PAC operations. Funding is available in the Public Access-PEG fund.

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Consideration to ratify the existing annual service contract FY16-002, currently awarded to Cantu Electric, Laredo, TX, by increasing the amount by 60,000.00, for a total contract amount of 461,951.00. This contract is currently utilized for the maintenance of the illumination systems along IH 35, Loop 20, FM 1472 and US Hwy 83/SH 359 interchange as well as to provide electrical operational needs for various city departments and related electrical improvement/services for city related projects.

Due to an increase in electrical service needs, this contract has reached contract amount limit and the City of Laredo is currently out on new bid solicitations to secure a new electrical service provider promptly. Funding is available in the respective department budget. 46. Approval of the 2018 Certified Appraisal Roll from the Webb County Appraisal District for the development of the City's tax roll; acceptance of the Effective and Rollback Tax Rate Calculations for Tax Year 2018; and setting of the Public Hearing dates of August 20th and September 4th, of 2018 for the proposed tax rate of 0.637000/ 100 value. This will be the fifteenth year that the City adopts the same tax rate.

Tagged Passions:services, solicitation, contract, taxes, hearing, budget, RFP, Taxes, rfp, development, Development, electric, and funding

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Authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 1, an increase of 111,112.50 to the original contract of 163,560.00, to the professional architecture and engineering services contract with Sepulveda Associates Architects, Inc., for the Utilities Department Administration Building Expansion. This amendment includes HVAC test and balance audit to existing building, remodeling to existing restrooms/reception workstation at north entrance lobby, enclosing of the warehouse with HVAC system, and improvements to west side open air metal canopy-storage. The total new contract amount including this amendment is 274,672.50. Funding is available in the 2011 Sewer Revenue Bond.

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Tagged Passions:utility, expansion, Utility, services, contract, administrator, manager, audit, bond, funding, and sewer

48.
Consideration for approval of the selection of engineering consultant, Garver USA for the Sierra Vista Pump Improvements Project and authorizing the City Manager

to negotiate a contract to provide turnkey design services including site civil, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical engineering, pump selection, and instrumentation and controls. There is no financial impact at this time.
Tagged Passions:services, contract, administrator, manager, selection, and finance

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49. Authorizing the approval of Change Order 1 for a net decrease of ( 7,332.34) from the original contract sum of 305,595.00, to a final total contract sum of 298,262.66 and an extension of time of 81 calendar days from 28 to 109 calendar days, acceptance of the project, release of final payment including retainage in the amount of 52,744.66 for the South Meadow Sewer Line Replacement project to lnsituform Technologies LLC. Funding is available in the 2014 Sewer Revenue Bond.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, contract, bond, funding, and sewer

50.
Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2003 LUE Participation Agreement term of annexation from 15 years to 25 years between the City of Laredo and 1.- Jesse Martinez, 2.- Francisco Guerra, Sr., 3.- Francisco Guerra, Jr., 4.- Vinateria Ranch Co. Ltd. and 5.- Pedro I. Saenz, Jr. , respective owners of five parcels of the eight parcels of land described in the agreement for provisions of water and sewer capacity in the form of Living Unit Equivalency (LUEs). The provisions for water and sewer are made available though the oversizing of both the water and wastewater line extensions for the Colonias Project on SH 359 and the Texas Mexican Rail Road Right of Way.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, transportation, property, streets, administrator, manager, annexation, Immigration, water, and sewer

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

XII.
STAFF REPORTS

51. 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

52.
Status report on a request by Love's Travel Stop and U.S Cold Storage to install traffic signal(s) on FM 1472 and North/South World Trade Center Loop.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:trade, travel, and traffic

53.
Staff report regarding the 2018 PONY Softball South Zone World Series Tournament that was hosted from July 17-21, 2018.

54. Discussion with possible action to consider a first request for an extension of Injury Leave with pay in accordance with 143.073 (b) of the Texas Local Government Code for Patrol Officer Jesus A. Garcia Perez.

XIII.
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

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

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Devices), and/or 551.086 (Economic Development). Following closed session, the open meeting will reconvene at which time action, if any, may be taken.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and economic development

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

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council

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

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council

55.
GENERAL COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. Request by Mayor Pete Saenz 1. Discussion with possible action to prioritize the repair and/or construction of sidewalks particularly around schools, clinics, public places and downtown; and related costs. 2. Discussion with possible action on directing staff to work with Workforce Solutions of South Texas on an initiative to promote the employment of people with disabilities within the City of Laredo departments. B. Request by Council Member Vidal Rodriguez

Tagged Passions:council, streets, education, downtown, Pedestrian, employment, workforce, and construction

1.
Status report on the creation of informative plan for releasing information on the various programs/projects from all different departments through the use of email and/or text messaging available to all residents who have signed up to receive the notification, and any matters incident thereto.

C. Request by Council Member Alberto Torres, Jr.
Tagged Passions:council and program

1.
Status Report on the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program for current City employees; and any other matters incident thereto.

2. Discussion with possible action to define the duties and purpose of the Secondary Water Source Ad Hoc Committee, and renaming the committee as the City Utilities Advisory Commission and charging the Commission with additional tasks; and any other matters incident thereto.
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, boards and commissions, retirement, water, seniors, incentive, and program

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D. Request by Council Member Nelly Vielma

1. Discussion with possible action to establish a Capital Improvements Advisory Committee and any items incident thereto. 2. Discussion with possible action to develop a Safety Assessment Plan and Protocol for access at City Hall. 3. Discussion with possible action to instruct the City Manager to authorize staff to install speed humps at the following locations, under the Special Provision of the Speed Hump Installation Policy, and to authorize the use of asphalt type speed humps, instead of speed cushions, which is currently required under the policy: and any other matters incident thereto. City Council District V Priority Funds will be used for this project.

Tagged Passions:council, administrator, manager, capital spending, policy, Capital Spending, and funding

a.
Two (2) speed humps on Colorado Street. , between Hawaii Circle and Nevada Circle 4,000.00

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets

b.
One (1) speed hump on Hemlock Dr., between Poinsetta Dr. and Post Oak Dr. 2,000.00.

E. Request by Mayor Pro-Tempore Charlie San Miguel 1. Discussion with possible action on the need for behavioral and mental health and substance use detox, treatment, and prevention services, teaming with Association for the advancement of Mexican Americans, (AAMA) and other stakeholders, and any other matters incident thereto. 2. Discussion with possible action to allow for the phrase Answer your call to Greatness to be included with the City logo on the new San Isidro water tower, and any other matters incident thereto. F. Request by Council Member George Altgelt 1. Discussion with possible action to provide the necessary leave time and funding for all planners at the Planning Department to become accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Tagged Passions:utility, council, Utility, services, health, Cell tower, Immigration, mental health, cell tower, water, funding, and planning

2.
Discussion and possible action to have Chief Landin explain to the public why the Former Laredo Fire Department Union President and current Fire Fighter is allowed to remain on paid leave and attend St. Mary's School of

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:education, union, and fire departments and districts

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Law and whether/how/what policies and/or collective bargaining contracts allow for taxpayers to subsidize someone's private education, impact to the current collective bargaining negotiations and any matters incident thereto.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:contract, education, and union

3.
Discussion and possible action regarding the adjustment and programming of the City of Laredo's budget to incorporate 300,000.00 to be distributed over the next three years ( 1 00k installments per year) in order for the Ruth B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center to hire and enhance their physical therapy services to those who cannot afford them and who are most in need and any other matters incident thereto.

G. Request by Council Member Roberto Balli 1. Discussion with possible action to provide an emergency service elevator at the Hamilton Apartments that is large enough for a stretcher to allow emergency services personnel to provide proper service in case of emergencies and any matters incident thereto.

Tagged Passions:council, services, personnel, budget, and emergency

H
. Request by Council Member Rudy Gonzalez, Jr.

1. Discussion with possible action to instruct the City Manager to authorize staff to install speed humps at the following locations, under the Special Provision of the Speed Hump Installation Policy, and to authorize the use of asphalt type speed humps, instead of speed cushions, which is currently required under the policy: and any other matters incident thereto. City Council District I Priority Funds will be used for this project.
Tagged Passions:council, administrator, manager, policy, and funding

a.
Three (3) Speed humps on Santos Morales Drive between South Ejido Avenue and Fidel Padilla Drive 6,000.00

2. Discussion with possible action to instruct the City Manager to authorize staff to install two (2) additional stop signs to make it a four (4) way stop on Santos Morales Drive and Unknown Hero Drive.

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

XVI.
ADJOURN

This notice was posted at the Municipal Government Offices, 1110 Houston Street, Laredo, Texas, at a place convenient and readily accessible to the public at all times. Said notice was posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Tagged Passions:streets

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