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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 11/1/2011
 
   
Item: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA, WILL BE CONSIDERED BY CITY COUNCIL TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION UNLESS SEPARATE DISCUSSION IS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. PRIOR TO THE VOTE, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE MAY ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. WHEN THE VOTE HAS BEEN TAKEN, IF AN ITEM HAS NOT BEEN CALLED OUT FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION, THE ITEM HAS BEEN APPROVED. COUNCIL MAY, HOWEVER, RECONSIDER ANY ITEM AT ANY TIME DURING THE MEETING. THE WORDING OF ALL AGENDA ITEMS SHALL APPEAR IN THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AS POSTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVISED BY THIS OR OTHER MOTION OF COUNCIL, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE CITY CLERK READING THE WORDING OF EACH ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

"1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 25, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 25, 2011. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: THERESA WELCH FORDHAM TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

THERESA WELCH FORDHAM TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE MICHIEL NOE, DISTRICT 5. [REPRESENTATIVE MICHIEL NOE, (915) 541-4701]

"3B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ROGER FREUND TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ROGER FREUND TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE CORTNEY CARLISLE NILAND, DISTRICT 8.

[REPRESENTATIVE CORTNEY CARLISLE NILAND, (915) 541-4268]

"3C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: SAL MASOUD TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

SAL MASOUD TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS BY REPRESENTATIVE CORTNEY CARLISLE NILAND, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE CORTNEY CARLISLE NILAND, (915) 541-4268]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 4A.  - 4B. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"
   
 

ACITON TAKEN: INTRODUCED

PUBLIC COMMENT TYPICALLY IS NOT TAKEN DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE INVITED AT THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING.

4A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FINAL PROJECT PLAN AND FINAL REINVESTMENT ZONE FINANCING PLAN FOR TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER FIVE, CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS; ADOPTING SAID AMENDMENTS AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 311.011(E) TEXAS TAX CODE; ALSO PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. (DISTRICT 8) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2011, FOR ITEM 4A

4B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 15 (PUBLIC SERVICES) TO AMEND CHAPTER 15.08 TO ADD SECTION 15.08.011 (DEFINITIONS) TO DEFINE TERMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 15.08.120 (SPECIAL PRIVILEGE LICENSES AND PERMITS), TO CLARIFY THE PROCESS AND TIMELINE FOR FILING AN APPEAL, TO MAKE THE CITY MANAGER THE APPEALS OFFICIAL; AND TO IDENTIFY THE DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AS THE ENTITY TO WHICH APPLICANTS SEEKING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE PERMIT FOR EVENTS IN THE DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT AREA MUST SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 15, 2011, FOR ITEM 4B

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING THAT BEGINS AT APPROXIMATELY 9:00 A.M. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS PRESENT SHALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THAT TIME. AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, COUNCIL MAY ALSO DELAY TAKING ACTION ON ORDINANCES; NO REQUIREMENT IS MADE BY SECTION 3.9B OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER TO PUBLISH ANY FURTHER NOTICE. COPIES OF ALL ORDINANCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, 2 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, 7:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5A.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lot 1, Block 34, Tierra Del Este Unit Five, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-3A (Residential) to C-1 (Commercial).12401 Edgemere Boulevard. PZRZ11-00029 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 34, TIERRA DEL ESTE UNIT FIVE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-3A (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 12401 EDGEMERE BOULEVARD. APPLICANT: SOCORRO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. PZRZ11-00029 (DISTRICT 5) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5B.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.16 (Zoning Board of Adjustment), Section 2.16.050 (Special Exceptions), of the El Paso City Code"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL), CHAPTER 2.16 (ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT), SECTION 2.16.050 (SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND THE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR FRONT AND SIDE STREET YARD SETBACKS, DUPLEX AND SINGLE-FAMILY REAR YARD SETBACKS, CARPORT OVER A DRIVEWAY, AND TO DELETE THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR CONDEMNATION OR EMINENT DOMAIN. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 (ENFORCEMENT-PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, LINDA CASTLE, (915) 541-4029]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5C.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) Chapter 2.16 (Zoning Board of Adjustment), Section 2.16.020 (Powers), Section 2.16.030 (Variances) and Section 2.16.060 (Administration) of the El Paso City Code "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) CHAPTER 2.16 (ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT), SECTION 2.16.020 (POWERS), SECTION 2.16.030 (VARIANCES) AND SECTION 2.16.060 (ADMINISTRATION) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE VARIANCES SPECIFIED IN TITLE 21 (SMARTCODE) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, LINDA CASTLE, (915) 541-4029]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5D.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON11-00003, to allow for Infill Development with Reduced Setbacks and a Parking Reduction on the property described as a portion of Lots 3 and 4, Block 6, Del Norte Acres, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 8620 Gateway North Boulevard"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON11-00003, TO ALLOW FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT WITH REDUCED SETBACKS AND A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 6, DEL NORTE ACRES, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.320 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 8620 GATEWAY NORTH BOULEVARD. PROPERTY OWNER: DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS NORTHEAST CHAPTER #187. ZON11-00003 (DISTRICT 2)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

POSTPONED FROM 9-20-2011, 10-04-11 AND 10-18-11

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5E.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELPMENT: An Ordinance vacating all of Crinco Lane within Barnett Harley-Davidson Subdivision and Loma Terrace Addition No. Four-D, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING ALL OF CRINCO LANE WITHIN BARNETT HARLEY-DAVIDSON SUBDIVISION AND LOMA TERRACE ADDITION NO. FOUR-D, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 7) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JUSTIN BASS, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5F.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 15 (Public Services) Chapter 15.22 (Water and Wastewater Impact Fees) of the El Paso City Code to delete Section 15.22.170 (Certification of Compliance). "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 15 (PUBLIC SERVICES) CHAPTER 15.22 (WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPACT FEES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO DELETE SECTION 15.22.170 (CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE). THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 1.08, GENERAL PENALTY, OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KEVIN SMITH, (915) 541-4903]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5G.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance vacating a utility easement measuring 10 feet in width, located within a portion of Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, International Industrial Center, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. SUET11-00002"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A UTILITY EASEMENT MEASURING 10 FEET IN WIDTH, LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1, INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CENTER, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. APPLICANT: CRAWFORD PROPERTIES, LTD. SUET11-00002 (DISTRICT 3) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KEVIN SMITH, (915) 541-4903]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 6.  ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 18 (Building & Construction), Chapter 18.02 (Building and Construction Administrative Code) Section 18.02.108.5.2. (Bond Requirements), of the El Paso City Code"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 18 (BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION), CHAPTER 18.02 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE) SECTION 18.02.108.5.2. (BOND REQUIREMENTS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, DECREASING THE TERM OF THE REQUIRED BOND FROM TWO YEARS TO ONE YEAR, THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18.02.107 (VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 7.  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.52 (Fire Prevention Code), Section 9.52.020 (Adopted), 105.6 (Operational Permits) by adding Subsection 105.6.52 (Outside Storage of combustible Material); the penalty as provided in El Paso City Code Subsection 9.52.030.19 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED "

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.52 (FIRE PREVENTION CODE), SECTION 9.52.020 (ADOPTED), 105.6 (OPERATIONAL PERMITS) BY ADDING SUBSECTION 105.6.52 (OUTSIDE STORAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL); THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN EL PASO CITY CODE SUBSECTION 9.52.030.19 (VIOLATION PENALTIES). (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719]

[FIRE, ORLANDO ARRIOLA, (915) 771-1016]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action requesting the City Council to waive the requirement that an application for infill development meet two criteria as stated in Section 20.18.280"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN APPLICATION FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT MEET TWO CRITERIA AS STATED IN SECTION 20.18.280 WHEN ONLY ONE FACTOR IS MET, PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF A SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5520 MILRAY DRIVE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 5, BLOCK 3, EMERALD VALLEY ESTATES REPLAT A, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REQUESTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN APPLICATION FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT MEET TWO CRITERIA AS STATED IN SECTION 20.18.280 WHEN ONLY ONE FACTOR IS MET, PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF A SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5520 MILRAY DRIVE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 5, BLOCK 3, EMERALD VALLEY ESTATES REPLAT A, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 1)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Discussion and action on litigation strategies in pending or contemplated utility rate cases. (551.071) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON LITIGATION STRATEGIES IN PENDING OR CONTEMPLATED UTILITY RATE CASES. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE



 
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