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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND MASS TRANSIT MEETING
Date: 7/25/2006
 
   
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: [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY 18, 2006, SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY 17 (AGENDA REVIEW), AND SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING (BUDGET HEARING) OF JULY 7, 2006.

2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

3A. RESOLUTION: DIRECTOR OF AVIATION BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA), AND BE DESIGNATED THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY TO ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION FOR THE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP), PROJECT NO. 3-48-0077-23-2006; THAT UPON APPROVAL AND ISSUANCE OF THE GRANT BY THE FAA, THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT AND SIGN THE GRANT AGREEMENT, AND OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS WHEN THE FORM AND SUBSTANCE OF THOSE DOCUMENTS HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE; THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE AND SIGN ANY BUDGET TRANSFERS NEEDED TO ESTABLISH APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GRANT; AND THAT THE TOTAL GRANT AMOUNT SHALL INCLUDE THE FEDERAL SHARE OF $9,971,866.00 AND THE LOCAL SHARE OF $13,365,069.00, AND WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:

* RECONSTRUCTION OF RUNWAY 8R-26L AND TAXIWAY ''E'' - REQUIRES THE REMOVING OF EXISTING ASPHALT PAVEMENT AND REPLACING WITH EITHER FULL STRENGTH ASPHALT PAVEMENT OR PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT FOR BOTH THE RUNWAY (9,025 LF) AND TAXIWAY (1,460 LF).

* ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE EXTENSION OF RUNWAY 8R-26L - IS REQUIRED FOR THE PROGRAMMED EXTENSION OF RUNWAY 8R-26L EXTENSION BY 1,100 FEET TO THE EAST.

(DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY RIGHT OF ENTRY ALLOWING CHEVRON PIPE LINE COMPANY ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO KNOWN AS THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT"

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY RIGHT OF ENTRY ALLOWING CHEVRON PIPE LINE COMPANY ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO KNOWN AS THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN ORDER TO CONDUCT SURVEYS ON SAID PROPERTY, SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS OF SAID TEMPORARY RIGHT OF ENTRY. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

3C. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR A PORTION OF LOT 26, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR A PORTION OF LOT 26, PIONEER SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE NEW PROPOSED FIRE STATION #34, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED AT 6565 ANGORA LOOP SOUTH. (DISTRICT 4) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

4A. REINSTATEMENT: GUERRERO, JR., ALFONSO P. - BUYER /

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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:

GUERRERO, JR., ALFONSO P. - BUYER

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4315]

4B. REINSTATEMENT: RADELL, LARRY - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN II

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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:

RADELL, LARRY - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN II

[GENERAL SERVICES, JEFF BELLES, (915) 621-6819]

5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: SAMUEL J. BARELA TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

SAMUEL J. BARELA TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: KEITH H. PANNELL TO THE BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOITNED

KEITH H. PANNELL TO THE BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR. [REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., (915) 541-4189]

6A. RESIDENTIAL STREET LIGHT(S): BETWEEN 2113 AND 2117 SEA GULL DRIVE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE INSTALLATION, POWER, AND MAINTENANCE OF RESIDENTIAL STREET LIGHT(S) AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION(S):

BETWEEN 2113 AND 2117 SEA GULL DRIVE (SPECIAL PROJECTS ACCOUNT 504420, DEPT. ID 01153007, FUND 16505, PROJECT PD50426) AT A COST OF $1,200. [REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., (915) 541-4189]

6B. RESIDENTIAL STREET LIGHT(S): BETWEEN 11108 & 1112 SEAVIEW

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE INSTALLATION, POWER, AND MAINTENANCE OF RESIDENTIAL STREET LIGHT(S) AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION(S):

BETWEEN 11108 & 1112 SEAVIEW (SPECIAL PROJECTS ACCOUNT 504420, DEPT. ID 01153007, FUND 16505, PROJECT PD50426) AT A COST OF $1,200.

[REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., (915) 541-4189]

7. AIRPORT/ENGINEERING: SOLICITATION NO. 2006-156 EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

SOLICITATION NO. 2006-156 EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

LOCATION: EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

CONTRACTOR: CONCRETE PLACEMENT, INC.

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS:

BASE BID I -

EQUESTRIAN BASE $ 50,500.00

ALTERNATE #2 -

ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

(CONCRETE) $148,000.00

TOTAL $198,500.00

DEPARTMENT: AIRPORT

FUNDS AVAILABLE: PROJECT-PAP0029/ DEPTID600020/FUND-41070/ACCOUNT-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: AIRPORT ENTERPRISE FUNDS

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: SEPTEMBER 2006

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF BASE BID I AND ALTERNATE NUMBER 2 TO CONCRETE PLACEMENT, INC., THE LOWEST BIDDER FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $198,500.00 AS THEY ARE THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE, RESPONSIVE BIDDER. IT IS ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE APPLICABLE CONTRACT.

THE AIRPORT DEPARTMENT HAS CONCURRED WITH THIS AWARD. THIS IS A LUMP SUM CONTRACT NOT A UNIT-PRICED CONTRACT.

IF APPARENT LOW BIDDER IS DISQUALIFIED FOR ANY REASON, CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE ANY OPTION LEGALLY AVAILABLE UNDER THE LAW BY AWARDING THE BID TO NEXT LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER EVEN THOUGH THE BIDDER IS NOT NAMED ON THIS AGENDA.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AND ANY OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THIS SOLICITATION, WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE INTENT OF THIS AWARD.

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, BUT WHICH DO NOT INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT AS AWARDED, 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. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724] [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

8A. FINANCIAL SERVICES: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR TWO (2) ADDITIONAL YEARS FROM AUGUST 18, 2007, TO AUGUST 17, 2009, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CONTRACT 2004-212

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE WITH BAKER & TAYLOR INC., CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, FOR ADULT AND JUVENILE MATERIAL (BOOKS, AUDIO, VHS, AND DVD). (ALL DISTRICTS)

OPTION NO.: ONE [OF ONE]

AMOUNT OF AWARD: $900,000.00 (TOTAL FOR TWO YEARS EXTENSION)

ACCOUNT NO'S: 53153056-508039-27505-P54001LIB

FUNDING SOURCE: LIBRARY CAPITAL OUTLAY-LIBRARY BOOKS

DEPARTMENT: EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, JESUS M. JUAREZ, (915) 541-4317]

8B. FINANCIAL SERVICES: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR TWO (2) ADDITIONAL YEARS FROM AUGUST 11, 2007, TO AUGUST 10, 2009, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CONTRACT 2004-213 WITH MEXICO MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE , EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR FOTONOVELAS, REVISTAS, AND SPANISH LANGUAGE MAGAZINES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

OPTION NO.: ONE [OF ONE]

AMOUNT OF AWARD: $100,000.00 (TOTAL FOR TWO YEARS EXTENSION)

ACCOUNT NO'S: 53153056-508039-27505-P54001LIB

FUNDING SOURCE: LIBRARY CAPITAL OUTLAY-LIBRARY BOOKS

DEPARTMENT: EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, JESUS M. JUAREZ, (915) 541-4317]

8C. FINANCIAL SERVICES: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR ONE (1) ADDITIONAL YEAR, FROM AUGUST 11, 2007 TO AUGUST 10, 2008 PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CONTRACT 2004-223 WITH MAIN AUTO PARTS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT FOR ONE (1) ADDITIONAL YEAR, FROM AUGUST 11, 2007 TO AUGUST 10, 2008 PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CONTRACT 2004-223 WITH MAIN AUTO PARTS, EL PASO TEXAS FOR UNIVERSAL JOINTS & RELATED PARTS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

OPTION NO.: ONE [OF ONE]

AMOUNT OF AWARD: $15,000.00 (TOTAL FOR ONE YEAR EXTENSION)

ACCOUNT NO'S: 37370510-503121-45202

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES-FLEET DIVISION INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES-FLEET DIVISION

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, JESUS M. JUAREZ, (915) 541-4317]

9A. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2006-1021 POLICE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2006-1021 POLICE

THE DEPARTMENT IS REQUESTING AN INCREASE IN THE DONATED ACCOUNT. THESE FUNDS ARE USED TO SUPPORT VARIOUS PROJECTS SUCH AS; DARE, SAFETY TOWN, MCGRUFF, AND OTHER COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS. THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HAS DONATED FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF AED'S. THIS WILL CREATE THE PROPER BUDGET ACCOUNT TO FACILITATE THE PURCHASE.

INCREASE $35,000 TO DONATIONS

INCREASE $35,000 TO PROMOTIONAL SUPPLIES & CLINICAL/MEDICAL

SUPPLIES

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

9B. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2006-1022 BT2006-1022

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2006-1022 POLICE

TO INCREASE APPROPRIATION IN THE GARAGE KEEPER LIEN ACCOUNT DUE TO A HIGHER NUMBER OF AUCTIONS BEING HELD.

INCREASE $140,000 TO MISCELLANEOUS NON-OPERATING REVENUE

INCREASE $140,000 TO GARAGE KEEPER LIEN

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

9C. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2006-1086 AIRPORT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2006-1086 AIRPORT

TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO COVER THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING TERMINAL DRIVE RELATED IMPROVEMENTS.

INCREASE $245,660 TO FUND BALANCE TRANSFER

INCREASE $245,660 TO CAPITAL OUTLAY

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

   
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: 10A.  - 10D. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:

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

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

10A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 15703, AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT BOARD, TO AMEND PARAGRAPH NUMBER ONE: MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS, TO ALLOW FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATE MEMBERS TO THE BOARD, TO REDEFINE THE STAGGERED TERMS, TO MODIFY THE START DATES OF SUCH TERMS; AND, PARAGRAPH NUMBER THREE: ADMINISTRATION, TO REASSIGN THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF SUPPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719]

10B. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 014680, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ABOLISHING THE AD HOC WASTE TIRE DISPOSAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 8, 2006, FOR ITEMS A - B

10C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 58, SA & MG RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEY NO. 267, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE) TO S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 122 THORN AVENUE. APPLICANT: SEGGY CORPORATION. ZON06-00058 (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, LINDA CASTLE, (915) 541-4029]

10D. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON06-00026 TO ALLOW FOR A GROUND-MOUNTED CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LOT 16, BLOCK 140, EASTWOOD HEIGHTS UNIT F, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.12.040 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 10104 ALBUM AVE. APPLICANT: CRICKET COMMUNICATIONS. ZON06-00026 (DISTRICT 5)

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

POSTPONED FROM 6-20-06, 06-27-06, AND 07/05/06

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 15, 2006, FOR ITEMS C - D

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 YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL:"   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION, TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO REPORT RESPONSIVELY TO A PROPER REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF ACCOUNTING MATTERS RELATED TO THE CITIZENS AND AFFAIRS OF DISTRICT 4 OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, CONSISTENT WITH DUTIES SET FORTH FOR THE CITY MANAGER IN SECTION 5.2 OF THE CHARTER AS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400] POSTPONED FROM 07-18-06

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2006-967 OMB"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2006-967 OMB

TO ESTABLISH APPROPRIATIONS FOR OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT (OEA) FUNDED ANNEXATION PLAN ($855,000), HOUSING STUDY ($75,000), AND SUBDIVISION REWRITE ($150,000) REQUESTED THROUGH DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES.

INCREASE $ 17,500 TO INTRAFUND TRANSFER

INCREASE $1,062,500 TO FEDERAL GRANT INCOME

INCREASE $1,080,000 TO MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES

DECREASE $ 17,500 FROM OUTSIDE CONTRACTS NOC

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

   
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on the status of the fundraising efforts for the proposed CicloVia pilot program to be city-sponsored and held during the month of September 2006"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PILOT PROGRAM, TO AUTHORIZE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS, AND TO USE THE CITY'S NAME IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOLICITATION OF FUNDS, AND TO ENTER INTO THE APPROPRIATE AGREEMENTS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

   
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: 14.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on the award of Davis Drive Street & Drainage Improvements (Solicitation No. 2006-132) to Karlsruher, Inc. dba CSA Engineers & Constructors "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF DAVIS DRIVE STREET & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS (SOLICITATION NO. 2006-132) TO KARLSRUHER, INC. DBA CSA ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT OF $679,932.07. THE ENGINEERING AND STREET DEPARTMENTS REQUEST THIS PROJECT'S APPROVAL. THE FUNDING SOURCE WILL BE A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT.

IF APPARENT LOW BIDDER IS DISQUALIFIED FOR ANY REASON, CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXERCISE ANY OPTION LEGALLY AVAILABLE UNDER THE LAW BY AWARDING BID TO NEXT LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER EVEN THOUGH THE BIDDER IS NOT NAMED ON THIS AGENDA.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT AND ANY OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THIS SOLICITATION, WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE INTENT OF THIS AWARD.

WORK UNDER THE UNIT PRICE COMPONENT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THE UNIT PRICE COMPONENT WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS PART OF THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL, APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND WHICH DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE UNIT PRICE AND WHICH ARE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW-BID PROJECT, NOT A BEST-VALUE CONTRACT.

DISTRICT(S): 7

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd DID NOT VOTE
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: 15A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES; City Manager be authorized to sign a master equipment lease agreement with Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MASTER EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL, LLC IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000 TO FINANCE THE PURCHASE OF TRANSIT BUSES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MASS TRANSIT. [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

   
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 ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 15B1.  BID: Solicitation No. 2006-106 Award to: Toter Incorporated"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

SOLICITATION NO. 2006-106 CONTAINERS, REFUSE, AUTOMATED HANDLING SYSTEM

AWARD TO: TOTER INCORPORATED

STATESVILLE, NC

ITEM(S): #1: ONE TIME PURCHASE COMPONENT

AMOUNT: $7,022,400.00 (160,000 @ $43.89/EACH)

ITEM(S): #2: (2A-2E): REQUIREMENTS COMPONENT

AMOUNT: $1,274,100.00 (30,000 @ $42.47/EACH)

ESTIMATED ANNUALLY

DEPARTMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

FUNDS AVAILABLE: 508009-34340200-40415

FUNDING SOURCE: SWM CAPITAL EQUIPMENT FY04

TOTAL AWARD: $8,296,500.00 ESTIMATED

DISTRICT (S): ALL

THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

THIS IS A HYBRID-TYPE CONTRACT, CONSISTING OF ITEM NO. 1, A FIXED-PRICE, SINGLE (ONE-TIME) PURCHASE TO PURCHASE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND (160,000) CONTAINERS; AND ITEM NO. 2, A REQUIREMENTS TYPE COMPONENT TO PURCHASE CONTAINERS AS NEEDED FOR A TERM OF ONE (1) YEAR. VENDOR DID NOT OFFER THE CITY AN OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE REQUIREMENTS COMPONENT OF THE CONTRACT. A 1%/20 DAYS AND A 2%/10 DAYS PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT IS OFFERED.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, BARBARA CRUMLEY, (915) 541-4315]

   
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: 15B2.  BID: Solicitation No. 2006-151 Award to: Austin Turf & Tractor "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

SOLICITATION NO. 2006-151 GOLF AND TURF, EQUIPMENT AND IMPLEMENTS

AWARD TO: AUSTIN TURF & TRACTOR

MARBLE FALLS, TX

ITEM(S): 1 AND 2 (ALL OPTIONS)

AMOUNT: $900,000.00 (NOT TO EXCEED)

DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

FUNDS AVAILABLE: 62620026 - 508027 - 41063 - PAP0023

FUNDING SOURCE: AIRPORT RESORT PROJECT

TOTAL AWARD: $900,000.00 (NOT TO EXCEED)

DISTRICT (S): 3

THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PURCHASING DIVISION, RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

THE CONTRACT WILL BE FOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS OR NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF $900,000.00, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST, FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, ENRIQUE ACOSTA, JR., (915) 541-4267]

   
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: 16A.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Ordinance changing the zoning of Tracts 12B, 12C, and 12D, Block 9, Upper Valley Surveys ZON06-00059 (District 1) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACTS 12B, 12C, AND 12D, 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: NORTH OF ADA LANE AND WEST OF VALLEY ROAD. APPLICANT: ENRIQUE ESCOBAR AND SAL MASOUD. ZON06-00059 (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MELISSA GRANADO, (915) 541-4730]

   
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: 16B.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Section 3, Block 81, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys ZON06-00043 (District 4) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN 16B. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTION 3, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO Q (QUARRY). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: WEST OF MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD, SOUTH OF THE TEXAS - NEW MEXICO STATELINE, AND EAST OF THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK. APPLICANT: EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. ZON06-00043 (DISTRICT 4) THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE. [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, FRED LOPEZ, (915) 541-4925]

, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO Q (QUARRY). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: WEST OF MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD, SOUTH OF THE TEXAS - NEW MEXICO STATELINE, AND EAST OF THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK. APPLICANT: EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. ZON06-00043 (DISTRICT 4) THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE. [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, FRED LOPEZ, (915) 541-4925]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NO
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. O'Rourke NO
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 17.  PUBLIC HEARING - PARKS AND RECREATION: Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a lease agreement between the City of El Paso and the County of El Paso, Texas, for the lease of the Friendly Senior Citizens Center, located at 2215 Murchison Street,   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR THE LEASE OF THE FRIENDLY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER, LOCATED AT 2215 MURCHISON STREET, EL PASO, TEXAS FOR A TERM OF ONE (1) YEAR, WITH AUTOMATIC RENEWAL NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND THIRTY YEARS. (DISTRICT 2) [PARKS AND RECREATION, NORMAN C. MERRIFIELD, (915) 541-4910]

   
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: 18A.  PUBLIC HEARING - POLICE DEPARTMENT: Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 relating to taxicab loading and unloading zones"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO TAXICAB LOADING AND UNLOADING ZONES; AUTHORIZE TRAFFIC ENGINEER TO ESTABLISH CITY TAXICAB ZONES; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 1.08.010 TO 1.08.030 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND REPEAL OF ORDINANCE NUMBERS 009701, 009702, 009782, 009783, 009974, 015179, AND 015747. (DISTRICTS 3 AND 8) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

   
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: 18B.  PUBLIC HEARING - POLICE DEPARTMENT: Ordinance amending Title 6 (Vehicles for Hire), Chapter 6.16 (Taxicabs) of the El Paso City Code to amend the provisions relating to permit fees; taxicab stands"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 6 (VEHICLES FOR HIRE), CHAPTER 6.16 (TAXICABS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO PERMIT FEES; TAXICAB STANDS, AND CITY TAXICAB ZONES; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 1.08.010 TO 1.08.030 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICTS 3 AND 8) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

   
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: EX1.  Delta Airlines, Inc., et al., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL REJECTS OFFER MADE BY LIQUIDITY SOLUTIONS, INC. TO PURCHASE THE CITY OF EL PASO’S CLAIM IN RELATION TO THE BANKRUPTCY CASE OF DELTA AIRLINES, INC., ET AL., CASE NO. 05-17923 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

IN RE: DELTA AIRLINES, INC., ET AL., CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (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: EX2.  D J Contractors, Inc. (Liquidity Solutions, Inc./Far West Receivership), Bankruptcy Proceeding. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN:MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPT THE OFFER MADE BY LIQUIDITY SOLUTIONS, INC. TO PURCHASE THE CITY OF EL PASO’S CLAIM IN RELATION TO THE BANKRUPTCY CASE OF D. J. CONTRACTORS, INC./FAR WEST RECEIVERSHIP, CASE NO. 02-30439 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, WESTERN DIVISION OF TEXAS, EL PASO DIVISION.

IN RE: D J CONTRACTORS, INC. (LIQUIDITY SOLUTIONS, INC./FAR WEST RECEIVERSHIP), BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (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: EX3.  Northwest Airlines Corp., et al., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN:MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPT THE OFFER MADE BY HAIN CAPITAL TO PURCHASE THE CITY OF EL PASO’S CLAIM IN RELATION TO THE BANKRUPTCY CASE OF NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION, ET AL., CASE NO. 05-17930 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

IN RE: NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORP., ET AL., CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (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: ADD1.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

DISCUSSION AND ACTION CONCERNING CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

   
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: MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING
   
 

"MTB 1. AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND CITY OF EL PASO MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF OPTION RIGHTS "

ACTION TAKEN: APRROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION ALLOWING THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND CITY OF EL PASO MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF OPTION RIGHTS IN ORDER TO PURCHASE THIRTY-FIVE (35) 40-FOOT LOW FLOOR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) OPTION BUSES UNDER FORMAL CONTRACT NO. 639 (IFB NO. CAP 9-01) AND APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF THIRTY-FIVE (35) OPTION CNG BUSES FROM NORTH AMERICA BUS INDUSTRIES, INC. THE COST OF EACH BUS IS $391,147.32 ($401,147.32) NET OF DISCOUNT OF $10,000.00) PLUS SPARE PARTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $189,488.34 FOR A TOTAL PURCHASE OF $13,879,644.54. THE FUNDING FOR THESE BUSES WILL COME FROM A COMBINATION OF FEDERAL AND LOCAL FUNDING. FEDERAL FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,531,901 HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THIS PURCHASE WITH A REQUIRED LOCAL MATCH OF $928,221. THIS LOCAL MATCH AS WELL AS THE REMAINING FUNDING NEEDED FOR THE BUSES WILL BE FUNDED THROUGH A LEASE PURCHASE FINANCING AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF UP TO $10,000,000, WHICH WILL BE PAID THROUGH REVENUES GENERATED FROM THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (ALL DISTRICTS) (MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT, TERRY LEE SCOTT 915-534-5810 (ACTION 06-42)

   
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 ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 2.  Discussion and action on a resolution authorizing the financing for the purchase of transit buses pursuant to a master equipment lease agreement with Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APRROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRANSIT BUSES PURSUANT TO A MASTER EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL, LLC IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000. (FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMENT ARRIETA-CANDELARIA (915)541-4293) (ACTION 06-43)

   
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 ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES

   
Item: 3.  City Manager be authorized to direct staff to begin any and al procurement procedures required for the leasing of up to fifteen (15) buses for temporary use by the Mass Transit Department "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APRROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO DIRECT STAFF TO BEGIN ANY AND AL PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR THE LEASING OF UP TO FIFTEEN (15) BUSES FOR TEMPORARY USE BY THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT IN AN EXPEDITED MANNER (ACTION 06-44)

   
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 YES

   
Item: 4.  BUDGET TRANSFER REQUEST: BT2006-1089 SUN METRO"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APRROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING BUDGET TRANSFER REQUEST: (ACTION 06-45)

BT2006-1089 SUN METRO

TO SET UP THE CAPITAL PROJECT BUDGET FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUN METRO BUSES THROUGH FINANCING AN FEDERAL FUNDS BUDGETED IN G600465.

INCREASE $10,000,000 TO 60600018/PSM00011683/407056

LEASE PROCEED

INCREASE $10,000,000 TO 60600018&/PSM00011683/508055 BUSES

INCREASE $ 658,291 TO 60600011/G60046811682/406000

FEDERAL GRANT PROCEED

INCREASE $ 134,831 TO 6060011/G60046811682/406003

CITY MATCH OF GRANT PROCEEDS

INCREASE $ 793,122 TO 60600011/G60046811682/508055

BUSES

   
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 ABSTAIN
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES

   
Item: 5.  BUDGET TRANSFER REQUEST: BT2006-1090 SUN METRO"   (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APRROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING BUDGET TRANSFER REQUEST: (ACTION 06-46)

BT2006-1090 SUN METRO

SETUP BUDGET FOR FTA GRANT TX-90-X718 AS APPROVED BY MASS TRANSIT BOARD ON JULY 11, 2006

INCREASE $457,787 TO 60600011/G60046711681/406000

FEDERAL GRANT PROCEEDS

INCREASE $114,447 TO 60600011/G60046711681/406003

CITY MATCH OF GRANT PROCEEDS

INCREASE $300,000 TO 60600011/G60046711681/508004

PUBLIC USE FACILITIES/EQUIP

INCREASE $122,234 TO 60600011/G60046711681/508008

MAJOR OFFICE EQUIPMENT & APPLIANCES

INCREASE $100,000 TO 60600011/G60046711681/508010

DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

INCREASE $ 50,000 TO 60600011/G60046711681/508027

CONSTRUCTION (CWIP)

   
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 YES

   
Item: 6.  DIRECTOR'S REPORT"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

A. ON-TIME PERFORMANCE REPORT

B. BUS AVAILABILITY REPORT

C. SCHEDULED SERVICE PROVIDED

D. STATUS OF REFURBISHMENT PROJECT (MILLENNIUM BUSES)

E. FLEET REPLACEMENT STATUS

   
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


 
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