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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 1/3/2012
 
   
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 DECEMBER 20, 2011 AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF DECEMBER 20, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF DECEMBER 20, 2011 AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF DECEMBER 20, 2011.

[MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3. RESOLUTION: THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ONE OR MORE TEMPORARY ART LOAN CONTRACTS WITH ONE OR MORE PARTIES IN SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMITY WITH A FORM AGREEMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ONE OR MORE TEMPORARY ART LOAN CONTRACTS WITH ONE OR MORE PARTIES IN SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMITY WITH A FORM AGREEMENT ATTACHED TO SAID RESOLUTION AND AS APPROVED BY THE CITY'S LEGAL DEPARTMENT, FOR THREE MAJOR MEXICAN ART EXHIBITS WHICH INCLUDE MASTERS OF MEXICAN ART. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, SEAN MCGLYNN, (915)541-4898]

'4. BOARD APPOINTMENT: FREDERIC DALBIN TO THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER 5

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

FREDERIC DALBIN TO THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER 5 BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
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.  - 5B. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"
   
 

ACTION 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.

5A. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TO LORETTO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND HAULER SERVICE WITHIN THE CITY OF EL PASO SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 9.04.630 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICTS ALL) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, 915-621-6719]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 17, 2012, FOR ITEM 5A

5B. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. PZST11-00010, TO ALLOW FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT AND A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS NORTH 45 FT. OF LOTS 1 AND 2, THE NORTH 45 FT. OF THE WEST 5 FT. OF LOT 3, AND THE NORTH 40 FT. OF THE EAST OF LOT 3, BLOCK 32, EAST EL PASO ADDITION, 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: 2900, 2902 ROSA AVENUE. PROPERTY OWNER: FAMILY CRISIS SHELTER OF EL PASO. PZST11-00010 (DISTRICT 8) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ESTHER GUERRERO (915) 541-4720]

POSTPONED FROM 12-20-2011

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 31, 2012, FOR ITEM 5B

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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 6.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 21 (SmartCode), Chapter 21.80 (Tables) of the El Paso City Code to modify standards for the T4O transect (General Urban Zone - Open) to increase the height and number of building stories allowed in T4O. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED "

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 21 (SMARTCODE), CHAPTER 21.80 (TABLES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO MODIFY STANDARDS FOR THE T4O TRANSECT (GENERAL URBAN ZONE - OPEN) TO INCREASE THE HEIGHT AND NUMBER OF BUILDING STORIES ALLOWED IN T4O. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 21.60 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MELISSA GRANADO, (915) 541-4730]

   
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.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title and interest in real property described as Tract 7-1, (0.833 acre) and Tract 7-K-1 (0.325 acre) and Tract 7-L-1-B (0.009 acre), Block 35; Ysleta, an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas to City of El Paso. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 7-1, (0.833 ACRE) AND TRACT 7-K-1 (0.325 ACRE) AND TRACT 7-L-1-B (0.009 ACRE), BLOCK 35; YSLETA, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS TO CITY OF EL PASO. (COUNTY)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, & PEREZ, LLP., CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

   
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 ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding City Council Rules of Order and the order of discussions at City Council meetings."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: 1ST MOTION - APPROVED, AS REVISED THE CHANGES REGARDING CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CALL TO THE PUBLIC. THE MOTION PASSED.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER AND THE ORDER OF DISCUSSIONS AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson NO
5 Rep. Noe YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. Niland NO
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding City Council Rules of Order and the order of discussions at City Council meetings."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: 2ND AND FINAL MOTION - APPROVED, AS REVISED TO MOVE CALL TO THE PUBLIC TO NOON OR AT THE END OF THE MEETING, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THE MOTION FAILED.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER AND THE ORDER OF DISCUSSIONS AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Acosta NO
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Noe NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. Niland YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding presentation by Mr. Mark Benitez, Chairman-EPNC regarding El Paso Neighborhood Coalition aesthetics campaign. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING PRESENTATION BY MR. MARK BENITEZ, CHAIRMAN-EPNC REGARDING EL PASO NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION AESTHETICS CAMPAIGN. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3, (915) 541-4515]

   
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: 8C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to send a letter to State Comptroller, Susan Combs, requesting her assistance in evaluating the negative impacts of the excessive wait times at the ports of entry on the economy of El Paso and the State of Texas"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SEND A LETTER TO STATE COMPTROLLER, SUSAN COMBS, REQUESTING HER ASSISTANCE IN EVALUATING THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF THE EXCESSIVE WAIT TIMES AT THE PORTS OF ENTRY ON THE ECONOMY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND FURTHER REQUESTING THAT SHE ASSIST IN EFFORTS TO ALLOCATE STATE FUNDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE PORTS OF ENTRY TO ENABLE THE MORE EFFICIENT MOVEMENT OF COMMERCE AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. [REPRESENTATIVE CORTNEY NILAND, DISTRICT 8, (915) 541-4123]

   
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: 8D.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on EL Paso Gas Company gas pipeline on Roseway Dr."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON EL PASO GAS COMPANY GAS PIPELINE ON ROSEWAY DR. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, DISTRICT 6, (915) 541-4178]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX1.  Petition of El Paso Electric Company for Review of City of El Paso's Rate Resolutions and Request for Expedited Relief before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket Nos. 39868 and 39924. (551-071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR REVIEW OF CITY OF EL PASO'S RATE RESOLUTIONS AND REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED RELIEF BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NOS. 39868 AND 39924. (551-071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
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: EX2.  Patriot Place, Ltd., Bankruptcy Case No. 11-31024-hcm. (551.071)   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PATRIOT PLACE, LTD., BANKRUPTCY CASE NO. 11-31024-HCM. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THERESA CULLEN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX3.  720 E. Overland Avenue, El Paso, Texas (551.072)"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

720 E. OVERLAND AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS (551.072) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE



 
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