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Agenda: City Council Meeting for the web.vte
Date: 2/21/2006
 
   
Item: "NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED, AS REVISED

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT 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 THE MINUTES: [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 14, 2006 AND SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 30, 2006 (AGENDA REVIEW), FEBRUARY 6, 2006 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2006.

3A. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE LOCAL 51, INTERNATIONAL ASSOC. OF FIRE FIGHTERS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE LOCAL 51, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, TO AMEND THE ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE ASSOCIATION TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN A SIX-MONTH PILOT PROGRAM FOR SICK LEAVE REDUCTION. [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JOHN R. BATOON, (915) 541-4550]

3B. RESOLUTION: CONDEMNATION LIEN ON 1528 LADRILLO PLACE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.52.040 AND 18.52.080 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

1528 LADRILLO PLACE 7,438.91 DISTRICT 8

MARIA ELENA DE LA CRUZ

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, WILLIAM STERN, (915) 541-4800]

3C. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND GUILLERMO DE SANTIAGO AND MARISELA DE SANTIAGO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND GUILLERMO DE SANTIAGO AND MARISELA DE SANTIAGO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 7,100 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS, DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 108, NORTH VALUMBROSA, UNIT TWO, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF FOURTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NO/100THS ($14,200.00) TO BE USED FOR THE ROSEWAY STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. (DISTRICT 6). PROJECT #: PBE04ST127; FUND: 29142; DEPARTMENT: 14200403; ACCOUNT: 508000.

[DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

3D. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSEFINA L. CARPIO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSEFINA L. CARPIO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 1,020 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS, DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACT 12U, BLOCK 46, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS (PARCEL 5), IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE AND NO/100THS ($2,495.00) TO BE USED FOR THE ROSEWAY STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. (DISTRICT 6). PROJECT #: PBE04ST127; FUND: 29142; DEPARTMENT: 14200403; ACCOUNT: 508000.

[DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

4A. REINSTATEMENTS: REQUEST FOR NAME(S) TO BE PLACED ON REINSTATEMENT LIST IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE VI, SECTION 6.10.10, OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CHARTER PROVISIONS:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

RAPPA-CRUZ, SANDRA - PUBLIC SAFETY CALLTAKER

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTANT CHIEF, PAUL CROSS, 564-7310]

4B. REINSTATEMENTS: REQUEST FOR NAME(S) TO BE PLACED ON REINSTATEMENT LIST IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE VI, SECTION 6.10.10, OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CHARTER PROVISIONS:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

CAMPOS, ALEX - COACH OPERATOR

[MASS TRANSIT, TERRY LEE SCOTT, (915) 534-5810]

5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND: [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

FEBRUARY 21, 2006

ITEM NO. ______________________



A. ARC HOUSING LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,354.47 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #99MH-999-0000-0071).

B. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,280.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID # A462-999-2140-0100).

C. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,843.51 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #B220-999-0010-3000).

D. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $117,016.53 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #B220-999-0010-2101).

E. STEWART TITLE NORTH TEXAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,134.02 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #C232 999-0080-0100).

F. WELLS FARGO REAL ESTATE TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,371.66 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #C340-999-0450-2100).

G. HENRY ELLIS AND FLORY ELLIS IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,866.43 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #C801-999-0240-6500).

H. EL PASO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $47,796.88 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #E207-999-0020-9300).

I. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,506.40 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #H770-000-0030-2500).

J. LANDAMERICA IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,650.58 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #K383-999-0080-0100).

K. LSI TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,777.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #M056-999-0340-0100).

L. WELLS FARGO REAL ESTATE TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,178.38 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #M090-999-0110-2000).

M. LANDAMERICA IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,723.37 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #M946-999-0010-2100).

N. ALFONSO RIOS AND NORMA A. RIOS IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #S690-999-0010-4800).

O. DAVID AND TERI FINNEGAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,517.89 OVERPAYMENT OF 2004 TAXES.

(PID #T230-999-0060-2700).

P. STEWART TITLE CO. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,885.81 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #T287-999-D540-3800).

Q. SIERRA TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,315.43 OVERPAYMENT OF 2004 TAXES.

(PID #U819-000-0190-0800).

R. MITCHELL J. & EVELYN FARRELL IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,941.34 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #V893-999-2620-5700).

S. STEWART TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,517.32 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #V893-999-5630-2800).

T. RAYMOND OLIVAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,332.40 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #V893-999-5690-1200).

U. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,741.64 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #W145-999-0610-1900).

____________________________

RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN

CITY CLERK

_______________________________

JUAN F. SANDOVAL, M.P.A., C.T.A., R.T.A.

TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR

6. DISCRETIONARY FUNDS: REQUEST TO ALLOCATED $1,900 FROM DISTRICT 3 DISCRETIONARY FUND TO PURCHASE NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH T-SHIRTS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST TO ALLOCATE $1,900 FROM DISTRICT 3 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS TO PURCHASE NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH T-SHIRTS.

[REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

7A. PERSPECTIVA +3D/I (P+3) TRANSFER $70,000 FROM ESPERANZA MORENO REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY TO THE MAIN LIBRARY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

TRANSFER $ 70,000 FROM ESPERANZA MORENO (EASTSIDE) REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY TO THE MAIN LIBRARY PROJECT TO AUGMENT FURNITURE, FIXTURE AND EQUIPMENT BUDGET. THESE FUNDS ARE FROM THE PROJECT CONTINGENCY AND ARE SAVINGS TO THE EASTSIDE LIBRARY PROJECT. FUNDING SOURCE - 2000 QOL BOND PROGRAM (DISTRICTS 5 AND 8)

[PERSPECTIVA + 3D/I (P+3), VERONICA HARRIS, (915) 225-3451]

7B. PERSPECTIVA +3D/I (P+3) TRANSFER$215,000 FROM PARK CONTINGENCY FUND TO THE WESTSIDE SPORTS COMPLEX

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

TRANSFER $ 215,000 FROM PARK CONTINGENCY FUND TO THE WESTSIDE SPORTS COMPLEX TO FUND THE FIRST PHASE CONSTRUCTION OF AN OFF-SITE PARKING LOT ON THE EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (EPCC) LAND IN EXCHANGE FOR 25 ACRES OWNED BY EPCC. FUNDING SOURCE - 2000 QOL BOND PROGRAM (DISTRICT 1)

[PERSPECTIVA + 3D/I (P+3), VERONICA HARRIS, (915) 225-3451]

8A. APPLICATIONS FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: SAN MARTIN HOUSE OF HOPE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PERMISSION TO USE PUBLIC STREETS, SIDEWALKS OR PARKS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY THE CITY OF EL PASO OF THE CONTENTS OF ANY EXPRESSION THAT TAKES PLACE DURING THESE EVENTS. [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4560]

SAN MARTIN HOUSE OF HOPE TO HOLD A FOOT RACE/WALK ON APRIL 8, 2006 FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 8:30 A.M. ROUTE: START ON TEXAS AT THE COTTON INTERSECTION, CONTINUE ON TEXAS AND FINISH AT MESA. APPROXIMATELY 150 PERSONS, 4 VEHICLES WILL TAKE PART AND 25 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED. THIS REQUEST INCLUDES PERMISSION TO USE AMPLIFICATION (1 SMALL P.A. AT START). PERMIT # 06-007 [BILL BARRY] (DISTRICT 8)

NO OBJECTIONS FROM FIRE, SUN METRO AND TRAFFIC/ENGINEERING. TXDOT FORM LETTER. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTIONS WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL POLICE THE EVENT WITH 12 OFFICERS AND 12 VEHICLES. ESTIMATED COST TO CITY; $319.50 ESTIMATED COST TO APPLICANT: $580.50. THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

8B. APPLICATIONS FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS AREA-19 TO HOLD AN 8K RUN/2 MILE FUN WALK ON MARCH 12, 2006

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

PERMISSION TO USE PUBLIC STREETS, SIDEWALKS OR PARKS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY THE CITY OF EL PASO OF THE CONTENTS OF ANY EXPRESSION THAT TAKES PLACE DURING THESE EVENTS. [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4560]

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS AREA-19 TO HOLD AN 8K RUN/2 MILE FUN WALK ON MARCH 12, 2006 FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. 8K RUN ROUTE: START AT CORNER OF STANTON AND CINCINNATI, PROCEED ON CINCINNATI TO KANSAS, TURN RIGHT ON KANSAS TO RIM, TURN LEFT ON RIM TO SCENIC, TURN RIGHT ON SCENIC TO TOP, TURN AROUND BACK ON SCENIC, PROCEED ON SCENIC TO ROBINSON, TURN LEFT ON ROBINSON TO MADELINE, TURN LEFT ON MADELINE TO CINCINNATI, TURN LEFT ON CINCINNATI AND FINISH AT FINISH LINE. 2 MILE WALK ROUTE: START AT CORNER OF STANTON AND CINCINNATI, PROCEED ON CINCINNATI TO KANSAS, TURN RIGHT ON KANSAS TO KERBEY, TURN LEFT ON KERBEY TO RIM, TURN LEFT ON RIM TO SCENIC, TURN LEFT ON SCENIC TO ROBINSON, TURN LEFT ON ROBINSON TO COFFIN, TURN RIGHT ON COFFIN TO CINCINNATI, TURN LEFT ON CINCINNATI AND FINISH AT FINISH LINE. APPROXIMATELY 300 PERSONS WILL TAKE PART AND 100 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED. THIS REQUEST INCLUDES PERMISSION TO USE AMPLIFICATION (1 P.A. SYSTEM). PERMIT # 06-008 [RALPH RODRIGUEZ] (DISTRICT 1)

NO OBJECTIONS FROM FIRE, SUN METRO AND TRAFFIC/ENGINEERING. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTIONS WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL POLICE THE EVENT WITH 17 OFFICERS AND 17 VEHICLES. ESTIMATED COST TO CITY: $426.00; ESTIMATED COST TO APPLICANT: $1274.00. THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

14D. PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING: AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONE , ZON05-00137 ON INTERSECTION OF SALUKI DRIVE, MANILA DRIVE, AND MCCOMBS STREET

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 18 THROUGH 24, BLOCK 13, REVISED MAP OF SAHARA SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-5 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: INTERSECTION OF SALUKI DR, MANILA DR., AND MCCOMBS ST. APPLICANT: PORTICO HOMES. REPRESENTATIVE: OSCAR ANDRADE

ZON05-00137 (DISTRICT 4)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 4723]

POSTPONED FROM 02-14-06]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A-9E INTRODUCTION OF .  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.

9A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, TO CREATE CHAPTER 2.94 (REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES) AND SECTIONS THEREUNDER; TO CREATE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION AND REPORTING OF LOBBYISTS; TO RESTRICT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES; AND TO CREATE A PENALTY; THE PENALTY BEING AS IN SECTIONS 1.08.010-1.08-030 AND 2.94.130 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

9B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) CHAPTER 2.92 (ETHICS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, TO AMEND SECTION 2.92.030 (DEFINITIONS); TO ADD SECTIONS 2.92.100 (CAMPAIGN FINANCES) AND 2.92.110 (DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS); TO CREATE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE MAKING, RECEIVING AND DISCLOSING OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS; AND TO CHANGE THE SECTION NUMBER FOR THE PENALTY SECTION TO 2.92.150; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS 1.08.010-1.08-030 AND 2.92.150 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 7, 2006 FOR ITEMS 9A -9B

9C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.08 (GENERAL DESIGN AND USE REGULATIONS), SECTION 20.08.060.A. (ANNEXATION), TO PROVIDE THAT PROPERTY ANNEXED INTO THE CITY'S CORPORATE LIMITS SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY CLASSIFIED AS R-F (RANCH AND FARM) ZONING DISTRICT, UNLESS ACTED UPON BY THE CITY COUNCIL AT THE TIME OF ANNEXATION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631]

9D. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.02 (GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS) TO ADD 20.02.722 (SECONDARY ADVERTISING SIGNS), AND ALSO BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.66 (SIGNS), SECTIONS 20.66.090 (APPLICATION PROCEDURE), 20.66.100 (SIGN PERMIT FEE FORMULA), 20.66.130 (PROHIBITED SIGNS) AND 20.66.300 (COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING, AND INDUSTRIAL USES-C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, M-1, M-2, P-C, M-3 AND Q DISTRICTS), IN ORDER TO ALLOW SECONDARY ADVERTISING SIGNAGE AND THE REGULATION THEREOF. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

9E. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON06-00001, TO ALLOW FOR A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON TRACTS 11A1 AND 11C2, BLOCK 9, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.12.040 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: ADA LANE AND ZACK LATERAL. APPLICANTS: ENRIQUE ESCOBAR AND SAL MASOUD. ZON06-00001

(DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 14, 2006 FOR ITEMS 9C -9E

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHICH BEGINS AT APPROXIMATELY 9AM. 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 FRIDAY, 8AM TO 5PM.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the City of El Paso's 2006 federal Legislative Agenda
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CITY OF EL PASO'S 2006 FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10E.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action that the City, in light of increased valuations, tax exemption elderly and disabled and additional$20,000 by year 2007
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED SIXTEEN (16) WEEKS

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO, IN LIGHT OF INCREASED VALUATIONS FOR NEXT, INCREASE THE TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED AN ADDITIONAL $20,000 BY YEAR 2007.

[REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NO
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10F.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action in reference to Richard Schecter vs. City of El Paso et al vs. Wildwood Developers, LLC
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION IN REFERENCE TO RICHARD SCHECTER VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS ET AL VS. WILDWOOD DEVELOPERS, LLC, CAUSE NO. 2005-7309 IN THE 327TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS AND RICHARD SCHECTER VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS ET AL VS. WILDWOOD DEVELOPERS, LLC, CAUSE NO.08-05-00398-CV IN THE EIGHTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS.

[REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10G.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on requiring Council members to publicly explain vote to abstain on any issue brought before Council
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: SEND TO RULES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON REQUIRING COUNCIL MEMBERS TO PUBLICLY EXPLAIN A VOTE TO ABSTAIN ON ANY ISSUE BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL.

[REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano ABSTAIN
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10H.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution to support H.R. 3186
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT H.R. 3186, TO ALLOW MILITARY TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE U.S. TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN ALL FORMS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

[REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on an amendments to Sections 2, 7 and 13 of the City Council Rules of Order
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO PILOT AN AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 2,7, AND 13 OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER TO REVISE THE METHOD OF CASTING VOTES OF THE COUNCIL BY UTILIZING THE ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM, TO REVISE THE ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS, AND TO CLARIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE AGENDA ITEMS ARE ANNOUNCED DURING THE MEETING IN THE RULES OF ORDER FOR ONE (1) WEEK.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS 2, 7 AND 13 OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER TO REVISE THE METHOD OF CASTING VOTES OF THE COUNCIL BY UTILIZING THE ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM, TO REVISE THE ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS, AND TO CLARIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE AGENDA ITEMS ARE ANNOUNCED DURING THE MEETINGS.

[CITY MANAGER, JOYCE A. WILSON, (915) 541-4844]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Lozano ABSTAIN
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: City Manager be authorized to sign a Development Agreement, and subsequent admendments or extensions, by and between the City and El Paso Water Utilities-Public Service Board, East Montana Joint Venture, Wholesale Lumber, Inc. and   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AND SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS OR EXTENSIONS, BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES-PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, EAST MONTANA JOINT VENTURE, WHOLESALE LUMBER, INC., AND SASHA A. VIRAMONTES, TO SET FORTH THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN THE PARTIES TO ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S EAST EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION AND CONTAINING 593.16 ACRES; IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBCHAPTER G, CHAPTER 212 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, AND SUBJECT TO THE AFFIRMATIVE APPROVAL AND EXECUTION OF SAME AGREEMENT BY THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES-PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. (EAST EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION - ADJACENT TO DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES-PLANNING, RUDY VALDEZ, 541-4635

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 13.  BID: Solicitation No. 2006-002 District IV Landscape & Parkway Improvements
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

FINANCIAL SERVICES:

SOLICITATION NO: 2006-002 DISTRICT IV LANDSCAPE & PARKWAY IMPROVEMENTS

LOCATIONS: MAGNETIC DR., JON CUNNINGHAM BLVD.,KENWORTHY DR., MCCOMBS ST.

CONTRACTOR: BLAIR-HALL CO., INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

DEPARTMENT: STREETS

FUNDS AVAILABLE: 14200403-PBE04ST114C-29129-508027

14200403-PBE04ST114A-29129-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: 2004 CIP

ITEMS: BASE BID $1,769,416.48

ALTERNATE #2 $ 98,000.00

ALTERNATE #5 $ 152,000.00

TOTAL AWARD: $2,019,416.48

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: SEPTEMBER, 2006

DISTRICT(S): 4

RECOMMENDATION:

THE DEPARTMENTS OF ENGINEERING AND STREETS RECOMMEND THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT TO BLAIR-HALL CO., INC., THE LOW RESPONSIBLE, RESPONSIVE BIDDER. IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE REFERENCED CONTRACT.

AS PART OF THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT, THE CITY ENGINEER IS AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000 PER NUMBERED CHANGE ORDER, AND NOT TO EXCEED THE TOTAL OF 25% OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT PRICE AS AWARDED, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION BY CITY COUNCIL.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, BYRON E. JOHNSON, (915) 541-4308]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14A.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING: An Ordinance of a Zone Change - ZON05-00141 Boarderland Road and Westside Drive
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 10-A, BLOCK 9, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO R-2 (RESIDENTIAL), AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: BORDERLAND ROAD AND WESTSIDE DRIVE. APPLICANTS: E.P.V.W. LLC - JAMES VOLK, WELZIE W. WEBB AND JUANITA G. WEBB REVOCABLE TRUST; PHILIPPOS PHILIPPOU, EDWARD ECUDERO; F. JAMES VOLK. ZON05-00141 (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14B.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON05-00142/Planned Residential Development on Borderland Road and Westside Drive
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON05-00142, TO ALLOW FOR A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON TRACT 10-A, BLOCK 9, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.12.040 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: BORDERLAND ROAD AND WESTSIDE DRIVE. APPLICANTS: E.P.V.W. LLC - JAMES VOLK, WELZIE W. WEBB AND JUANITA G. WEBB REVOCABLE TRUST; PHILIPPOS PHILIPPOU, EDWARD ECUDERO; F. JAMES VOLK. ZON05-00142 (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14C.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING: An Ordinance granting a Special Privilege to O.P.E.P. Inc. to temporarily close Ocha Street between First Avenue
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO O.P.E.P. INCORPORATED TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF OCHOA STREET BETWEEN FIRST AVENUE AND PAISANO DRIVE FOR A ''MARDI GRAS BLOCK PARTY'' ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006 AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006. (FEE: $137.50, SP-05030) (DISTRICT 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14E.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING: An Ordinance changing the zone - ZONO5-00139 8625 Gateway South
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACTS 181 AND 183, SUNRISE ACRES, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-4/C (COMMERCIAL/CONDITION) AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 8625 GATEWAY SOUTH. APPLICANT: ROBERT L. MARTINEZ. ZON05-00139 (DISTRICT 2)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930] POSTPONED FROM 02-14-06

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro DID NOT VOTE
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 15.  PUBLIC HEARING - ENGINEERING: An Ordinance Amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic) to revise Subsection Zone M / Cosmos Drive between McRae Blvd. and Catnip Street
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.200 (SCHEDULE XVII, RESTRICTION ON PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, TO REVISE SUBSECTION ZONE M (NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, SCHOOL DAYS ONLY) TO INCLUDE THE NORTH SIDE OF COSMOS DRIVE BETWEEN MCRAE BLVD. AND CATNIP STREET. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 3)

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, 541-4035] POSTPONED FROM 2-7-06

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Ralph Dwain Kilgore and Carla Kilgore vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2005-1035
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED RALPH DWAIN KILGORE AND CARLA KILGORE, INDIVIDUALLY VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2005-1035

RALPH DWAIN KILGORE AND CARLA KILGORE VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2005-1035 (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX2.  Richard Schecter vs. City of El Paso, et. al. Cause No. 2005-7309
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF/APPEALLANT'S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT AND PENDING APPEAL ENTITLED RICHARD SCHECTER V. THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS ET AL VS. WILDWOOD DEVELOPERS, LLC, CAUSE NO. 2005-7309 IN THE 327TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS AND RICHARD SCHECTER VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS ET AL VS. WILWOOD DEVELOPERS, LLC, CAUSE NO. 08-05-00398-CV OM TJE EIGHTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS

EX2. RICHARD SCHECTER VS. CITY OF EL PASO, ET. AL., CAUSE NO. 2005-7309 (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA PRENDERGAST GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro ABSTAIN
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE


 
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