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Agenda: City Council and Mass Transit Meeting
Date: 10/10/2006
 
   
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 OCTOBER 3, 2006, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 2, 2006 (AGENDA REVIEW).

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: MAYOR JOHN F. COOK

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

MAYOR JOHN F. COOK

"3A. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LESSOR'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR''), I.G.I.T. LTD. (''ASSIGNOR''), AND RODRIGO R. ECKENROTH (''ASSIGNEE'')

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LESSOR'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR''), I.G.I.T. LTD. (''ASSIGNOR''), AND RODRIGO R. ECKENROTH (''ASSIGNEE'') FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOT 7, BLOCK 7, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, UNIT 2, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 7505 LOCKHEED, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: CITY COUNCIL: (1) APPROVE AN INVESTOR-OWNED HOUSING REHABILITATION APPLICATION AND HOME GRANT FUNDING AND (2) AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN ALL APPROPRIATE CLOSING DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO SECURE THE CITY'S LOANS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL: (1) APPROVE AN INVESTOR-OWNED HOUSING REHABILITATION APPLICATION AND HOME GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $296,000.00 FOR THE REHABILITATION OF A FOUR UNIT BUILDING LOCATED AT 2229 BASSETT, PURSUANT TO THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE CITY OF EL PASO HOUSING PROGRAMS HANDBOOK, CHAPTER FIVE (INVESTOR-OWNED PROPERTIES), AND AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT; AND THAT CITY COUNCIL (2) AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN ALL APPROPRIATE CLOSING DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO SECURE THE CITY'S LOANS. (DISTRICT 8)

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, JAIME HERRERA, (915) 541-4340]

"3C. RESOLUTION: SOLID WASTE LIENS BE APPROVED

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE SOLID WASTE LIENS ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) (SEE ATTACHMENT A)

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

ATTACHMENT A

1601 N. STANTON $463.50 DON SYVERSTEN

(DISTRICT 1).

5532 BANDY $311.95 JESUS M. ROJAS

(DISTRICT 2)



8316 MERCURY STREET $500.30 JOHN MCKELLIPS

(DISTRICT 2)



400 PECOS STREET $182.05 KATHY GOMEZ

(DISTRICT 3)

10416 PALOMINO STREET $106.27 GLORIA ROMERO

(DISTRICT 4)

6062 POMPANO $1,227.74 MIRRISONS, LLC

(DISTRICT 4)

10460 SIGMA STREET $238.15 PATRICK B. HAGGERTY

(DISTRICT 4)



3030 TRAWOOD $355.25 YVONNE A. SERNA

(DISTRICT 5)

"3D. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE AN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - VICTIM COORDINATOR AND LIAISON GRANT (VCLG) 2007 FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES DIVISION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE AN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - VICTIM COORDINATOR AND LIAISON GRANT (VCLG) 2007 FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES DIVISION. THE GRANT IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,000 WITH A CASH MATCH IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,943 AND AN IN-KIND MATCH OF $1,000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

"3E. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE AN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - OTHER VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT (OVAG) 2007 FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES DIVISION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE AN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - OTHER VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT (OVAG) 2007 FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES DIVISION. THE GRANT IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000 WITH A CASH MATCH IN THE AMOUNT OF $32,778 AND AN IN-KIND MATCH OF $2,002. (ALL DISTRICTS) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

"4A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: JENNIFER MATTHEWS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

JENNIFER MATTHEWS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN JR., DISTRICT 6.

[REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., (915) 541-4178]

"4B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: FRANCIS J. (CHIP) ANDERSON TO FILL THE UN-EXPIRED TERM OF R. BROOKS VANDIVORT TO THE IT ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

FRANCIS J. (CHIP) ANDERSON TO FILL THE UN-EXPIRED TERM OF R. BROOKS VANDIVORT TO THE IT ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1.

[REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

"4C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: CECILIA OCHOA LEVINE TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

CECILIA OCHOA LEVINE TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS BY MAYOR JOHN COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

"5. ENGINEERING: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2006-139, YSLETA LIBRARY BRANCH ADDITION TO BLAIR-HALL COMPANY, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2006-139, YSLETA LIBRARY BRANCH ADDITION TO BLAIR-HALL COMPANY, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $436,930.00, AS THIS OFFEROR PROVIDES THE BEST VALUE TO THE CITY BASED ON THE PUBLISHED CRITERIA AND ON ITS RANKING EVALUATION.

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT;

DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY

LOCATION: 9321 ALAMEDA AVE.

BASE BID I: $436,930.00

ACCOUNT NO. G7131CD0013/71150069/07828/508027

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

DISTRICT(S): 6

THAT 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 $25,000.00 PER NUMBERED CHANGE ORDER WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION BY CITY COUNCIL. [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

"6A. PURCHASING REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER, ETC.: PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO C.S. ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO C.S. ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., THE SOLE SOURCE DISTRIBUTOR OF SOLO RAMPS CONCRETE MODULAR SKATEBOARD RAMPS, TO BE INSTALLED AT THE YSLETA PARK IN THE AMOUNT OF $56,055.16.

DEPARTMENT: PARKS & RECREATION

ACCOUNT NO.: 71150069-07829-508027-7131CD0014

FUNDING SOURCE: CDBG PARK PROJECTS

RENOVATIONS/UPGRADES/YSLETA PARK

AWARD AMOUNT: $56,055.16

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2007-031

(DISTRICT 6) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"6B. PURCHASING REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER, ETC.: PURCHASING MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS AS NEEDED TO L-3 COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY AND DETECTION SYSTEMS, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASING MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS AS NEEDED TO L-3 COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY AND DETECTION SYSTEMS, INC., THE SOLE SOURCE FOR THE INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND SUPPORT SERVICES OF ITS PROPRIETARY EXPLOSIVE DETECTION SYSTEM, THE L-3 EXAMINER, AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE AMOUNT OF $74,452.21.

DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

ACCOUNT NO.: PAP0024-62620028-41067-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: AIRPORT ENTERPRISE FUND

AMOUNT: $74,452.21

DISTRICT(S): DISTRICT 3

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2007-023

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"7. BID: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-005, BARRICADE RENTAL SERVICE, TO APACHE BARRICADE & SIGN

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-005, BARRICADE RENTAL SERVICE, TO APACHE BARRICADE & SIGN FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $150,000.00.

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: APACHE BARRICADE & SIGN

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEM(S): 1 THRU 53

OPTION: TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT AT THE SAME UNIT

PRICES FOR ONE (1) OR TWO (2) ADDITIONAL YEAR(S) IF THE

OPTION IS EXERCISED WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE

OF THE AWARD.

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $50,000.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 32010200-502411-01101

FUNDING SOURCE: STREET OPERATING FUNDS-STREET MAINTENANCE

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $150,000.00

DISTRICT(S): ALL

THIS IS A REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT WITH AN INITIAL TERM OF THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS.

VENDOR ALSO OFFERS THE CITY A PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT OF 3% TEN DAYS.

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 3F.  RESOLUTION: Appraisal roll is approved by City Council and does constitute the tax roll for 2006 of the City and all entities for which the City Tax Assessor/Collector collects taxes"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE APPRAISAL ROLL IS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL AND DOES CONSTITUTE THE TAX ROLL FOR 2006 OF THE CITY AND ALL ENTITIES FOR WHICH THE CITY TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR COLLECTS TAXES. [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

   
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 NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 8A.  - 8P. 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.

8A. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO LA MUJER OBRERA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF WILLOW STREET BETWEEN TEXAS AVENUE AND MYRTLE AVENUE FOR THE ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS STREET FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2006. (FEE: $137.50, SPL06-00020). (DISTRICT 8)

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

8B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 15 (PUBLIC SERVICES), CHAPTER 15.08 (STREET RENTALS), SECTION 15.08.120 (SPECIAL PRIVILEGE LICENSES), SUBSECTION C, (EXCEPTIONS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD AN EXCEPTION FOR MEMORIAL MARKERS, THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 1.08, GENERAL PENALTY, OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

8C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE), SUBSECTION (A), SUBPARAGRAPH (88), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING AN EXISTING LOCATION ON SAN ANTONIO AVENUE, SOUTH SIDE ONLY, BETWEEN FLORENCE STREET AND OCHOA STREET; AND SUBPARAGRAPH (91) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING AN EXISTING LOCATION ON FLORENCE STREET, EAST SIDE ONLY, BETWEEN OVERLAND AVENUE AND SAN ANTONIO AVENUE. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

8D. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.030 (SCHEDULE III PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND SUBPARAGRAPH 363 TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON SAN ANTONIO AVENUE FROM FLORENCE STREET TO OCHOA STREET, NORTH SIDE ONLY; AND SUBPARAGRAPH 365 TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON FLORENCE STREET FROM SAN ANTONIO AVENUE TO OVERLAND AVENUE, WEST SIDE ONLY. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.48.010 (VIOLATION--PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

8E. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.030 (SCHEDULE III - PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND SUBPARAGRAPH 260, OVERLAND AVENUE, TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON THE NORTH SIDE, FROM FLORENCE STREET TO A POINT 170 FEET WEST AND ON THE SOUTH SIDE FROM FLORENCE STREET TO A POINT 200 FEET WEST. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

8F. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.44 (STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING GENERALLY), SECTION 12.44.180 (REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CERTAIN SPECIAL SITUATIONS), SUBSECTION B, SUBPARAGRAPH 21 (RESERVED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES LOADING AND UNLOADING PRISONERS ONLY), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO RESERVE ALL SPACES BETWEEN OVERLAND AVENUE AND SAN ANTONIO AVENUE THAT ARE ON THE EAST SIDE OF CAMPBELL STREET OR THE WEST SIDE OF FLORENCE STREET, AND THREE SPACES WITHIN THE CURB SETBACK ON THE NORTH SIDE OF OVERLAND BETWEEN CAMPBELL AND FLORENCE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.48.010 (VIOLATION--PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

8G. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE), SUBSECTION (A), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING A NEW LOCATION ON PENDALE ROAD FROM GATEWAY EAST BOULEVARD TO KASTRIN STREET, BOTH SIDES. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.88.180 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 7) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

8H. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A 2.717-ACRE PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 14A, A.F. MILLER SURVEY NO. 210, AND A PORTION OF TRACT 3B, JOHN WHITTAKER SURVEY NO. 134, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOMES, INC. (DISTRICT 1)

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, GONZALO CEDILLOS, (915) 541-4074]

8I. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A 12.197-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 6B, S.A. & M.G. RAILWAYS SURVEY COMPANY NO. 268, AND A PORTION OF TRACT 3B, JOHN WHITTAKER SURVEY NO. 134, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO HAM MANAGEMENT, LLC. (DISTRICT 1)

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, GONZALO CEDILLOS, (915) 541-4074]

8J. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A 1.060-ACRE PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING ALL OF TRACT 8C1, S.A. & M.G.R.R. SURVEY, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO EP SUMMIT, L.P. (DISTRICT 1)

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, GONZALO CEDILLOS, (915) 541-4074]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2006, FOR ITEMS 8A - 8J

8K. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 7, BLOCK 6, YSLETA GRANT, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL) AND R 4 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 8643 NORTH LOOP DRIVE. APPLICANT: JBG PROPERTIES, LTD. ZON06-00073 (DISTRICT 7)

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

8L. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL 1: A PORTION OF TRACTS 2B, 2B4, 2B5, AND 2B6A AND A PORTION OF BUTCHER ROAD RELEASED AND QUITCLAIMED, BLOCK 20, YSLETA GRANT AND A PORTION OF TRACTS 38, 39, 40, AND 41, PALMDALE ACRES, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-M (APARTMENT AND MOBILE HOME PARK) AND R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE); AND PARCEL 2: A PORTION OF BUTCHER ROAD RELEASED AND QUITCLAIMED, BLOCK 20, YSLETA GRANT AND A PORTION OF TRACTS 38, 39, 40, AND 41, PALMDALE ACRES, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-M (APARTMENT AND MOBILE HOME PARK) TO C-4 (COMMERCIAL), AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 7199, 7201, 7203, 7205, AND 7207 NORTH LOOP DRIVE. APPLICANT: CASAS POR CRISTO. ZON06-00085 (DISTRICT 3)

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

8M. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOT 24 AND THE EAST 14.5 FEET OF LOT 23, BLOCK 92, BASSETT ADDITION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-2 (APARTMENT) TO S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT) AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2615 MONTANA AVENUE. APPLICANT: MARTIN BELTRAN. ZON06-00100 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

8N. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 27, BLOCK 25, LATTA'S (WOODLAWN) ADDITION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-3 (APARTMENT) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 3809 EAST PAISANO DRIVE. APPLICANT: ABDULNASSIR ALMAGHRABI, TRUSTEE. ZON06-00092 (DISTRICT 3)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, STEPHEN SCHLETT, (915) 541-4935]

8O. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 280, PIERCE FINLEY ADDITION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-2 (APARTMENT) TO A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1002 ARIZONA AVENUE. APPLICANT: CHRIST CHAVEZ. ZON06-00094. (DISTRICT 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, STEPHEN SCHLETT, (915) 541-4935]

8P. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 4, CONTINENTAL INDUSTRIAL PARK, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM P-I (PLANNED INDUSTRIAL) TO C-4 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1055 DIESEL DRIVE. APPLICANT: JUANA MORALES OROZCO. ZON06-00096. (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, STEPHEN SCHLETT, (915) 541-4935]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2006, FOR ITEMS 8K - 8P

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHICH 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 FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 9A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the City's present lease of land to the Insights Science Museum"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CITY'S PRESENT LEASE OF LAND TO THE INSIGHTS SCIENCE MUSEUM AND IF THE CITY MANAGER HAS FUTURE PLANS TO USE THE LEASED PROPERTY. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400] POSTPONED FROM 09-26-06

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 9B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on possibly implementing a new procedure for members of City Council when they abstain from voting on an issue"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON POSSIBLY IMPLEMENTING A NEW PROCEDURE FOR MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL WHEN THEY ABSTAIN FROM VOTING ON AN ISSUE BY REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO. [REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 9C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to temporarily rescind the passing of an Ordinance for No Parking Zones on Cosmos Street until other alternatives are discussed and agreed upon"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO TEMPORARILY RESCIND THE PASSING OF AN ORDINANCE FOR NO PARKING ZONES ON COSMOS STREET UNTIL OTHER ALTERNATIVES ARE DISCUSSED AND AGREED UPON BY REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 10A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on submitted parade applications for the City's Fiscal Year 2007 and a determination on which events the City will support at no cost or at a reduced cost to the applicant"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON SUBMITTED PARADE APPLICATIONS FOR THE CITY'S FISCAL YEAR 2007 AND A DETERMINATION ON WHICH EVENTS THE CITY WILL SUPPORT AT NO COST OR AT A REDUCED COST TO THE APPLICANT PURSUANT TO MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 13.36.050, F., COSTS AND FEES.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4557]

1. OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND OPSANTA, INC., FOR THE OPERATION SANTA CLAUS PARADE AND PRESENTATION OF TOYS TO EL PASO CHILDREN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2006; AND UNDER THE TERMS OF WHICH AGREEMENT THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO COVER THE COSTS OF THE ON-DUTY POLICE TRAFFIC-CONTROL ASSISTANCE.

2. UNITED AMERICAN VETERANS ORGANIZATION

RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNITED AMERICAN VETERANS ORGANIZATION FOR THE VETERANS DAY PARADE ON NOVEMBER 11, 2006; AND UNDER THE TERMS OF WHICH AGREEMENT THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO COVER THE COSTS OF THE ON-DUTY POLICE TRAFFIC-CONTROL ASSISTANCE.

3. WEST TEXAS CONFEDERATION OF CLUBS

RESOLUTION THAT HAVING FOUND A PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR THE WEST TEXAS CONFEDERATION OF CLUBS FOR THE MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN ON NOVEMBER 5, 2006, STAFF IS AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE, THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE, AND THE CITY MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT PERTAINING TO A LIMITED CO-SPONSORSHIP OF THE PARADE BY THE CITY OF EL PASO AT SUCH TIME THAT THE ROUTE AND TRAFFIC CONTROL PLANS ARE FINALIZED.

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 10B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a five year (2006-2010) contract with the Sun Bowl Association"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A FIVE YEAR (2006-2010) CONTRACT WITH THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE SUN BOWL PARADE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, HARRY STEELE, (915) 541-4570]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 11A.  CITY MANAGER: City Manager's report of current events and issues: "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

1. FEASIBILITY OF CREATING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1

(THUNDER CANYON).

2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE WAIVING OF FEES BY FIRST SOUTHWEST

COMPANY FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE

CREATION OF THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NUMBER ONE.

3. WILLIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY'S REPURCHASE OPTION IN THE CITY'S

CONTRACT TO ACQUIRE THUNDER CANYON.

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

   
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Item: 11B.  CITY MANAGER: City Manager's report of current events and issues: "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRAM AND FISCAL STATUS OF THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF HISTORY PRESENTED BY THE MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT.

[MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, YOLANDA ALAMEDA, (915) 541-4896]

   
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Item: to the agenda: 1.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to review utility rate increases, their reason and status, and possible rebates"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO REVIEW UTILITY RATE INCREASES, THEIR REASON AND STATUS, AND POSSIBLE REBATES. EL PASO ELECTRIC AND TEXAS GAS CAME TO COUNCIL FOR RATE INCREASES IN THE PAST YEAR DUE TO ''OUT OF CONTROL AND RISING GAS AND OIL PRICES.'' TODAY OIL IS DOWN TO $58 PER BARREL, AFTER GOING TO $80 PER BARREL IN THE SUMMER, AND NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE AT A 5-YEAR LOW. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., (915) 541-4178]

   
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Item: MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING
   
 

"MTB 1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD AND THE TEXAS INDUSTRIES FOR THE BLIND AND HANDICAPPED"

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD AND THE TEXAS INDUSTRIES FOR THE BLIND AND HANDICAPPED, AND ANY OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS, TO PROVIDE WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINING FOR QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME TRAINED AS BUS DRIVERS.

(ACTION 06-62)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 2.  Discussion and action on a resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Construction Management Services Agreement for a project known as ''Sun Metro Facilities Assignments'' with ECM International, Inc. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''SUN METRO FACILITIES ASSIGNMENTS'' WITH ECM INTERNATIONAL, INC FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX AND 60/100 DOLLARS ($1,305,676.60). (ACTION 06-63)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 3.  Award of Solicitation No. 2006-198R (Sun Metro Transit Management Services) to First Transit, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION FOR THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2006-198R (SUN METRO TRANSIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES) TO FIRST TRANSIT, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,615,557.00 WITH TWO (2) ONE-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS.

DEPARTMENT: MASS TRANSIT

AWARD TO: FIRST TRANSIT, INC.

CINCINNATI, OHIO

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600001-502207-40345

FUNDING SOURCE: MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT

TOTAL AWARD: $1,615,557.00 (FOR THREE (3) YEARS)

DISTRICT(S): ALL

ACTION: 06-64

IT IS FURTHER REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AND BUDGET TRANSFERS AS DEEMED NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE INTENT OF THIS AWARD.

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 4.  Discussion and action on Budget Transfer # 2007-130"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON BUDGET TRANSFER # 2007-130 (ACTION 06-65)

FUNDING FOR PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS

DECREASE $271,436.00 TO 60600012/11807/501000 NON-UNIFORM WAGES/SALARIES

DECREASE $ 2,797.00 TO 60600012/11807/501007 LONGEVITY-CIVILIAN

DECREASE $ 1,212.00 TO 60600012/11807/501100 WORKERS COMP CIVILIAN

DECREASE $ 25,189.00 TO 60600012/11807/501108 POS-CITY EMPLOYER CONT

DECREASE $ 280.00 TO 60600012/11807/501114 LIFE INSURANCE-CIVILIAN

DECREASE $ 28,108.00 TO 60600012/11807/501124 CITY PENSION PLAN CONT

DECREASE $ 17,002.00 TO 60600012/11807/501129 FICA-CITY MATCH CIVILIAN

DECREASE $ 3,976.00 TO 60600012/11807/501130 FICA MED-CITY MATCH CIV

INCREASE $350,000.00 TO 60600012/11807/502000 PERSONAL SERVICE CONT

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 6.  Request that the Rio Grande Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging be allowed to address the Mass Transit Department Board by Mr. Adan Dominguez and Ms. Laura Ponce in order to inform the Board of the Coordinated Regional Transportation Summit "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AREA AGENCY ON AGING BE ALLOWED TO ADDRESS THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD BY MR. ADAN DOMINGUEZ AND MS. LAURA PONCE IN ORDER TO INFORM THE BOARD OF THE COORDINATED REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT THAT WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 1, 2006,

AND THAT THEY RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THE SUM OF $5,000 FOR HELP TO DEFRAY SOME OF THE EXPENSES.

(LAURA PONCE, S.A.L.S.A. PROJECT COORDINATOR, RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AREA AGENCY ON AGING)

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 7.  Request that a staff member of the West Texas/El Paso Regional Coordinated Transportation Program be allowed to address the Mass Transit Board (MTB) to request their approval of a resolution with regard to the boards' support for the West Texas/El Paso Re  (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT A STAFF MEMBER OF THE WEST TEXAS/EL PASO REGIONAL COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM BE ALLOWED TO ADDRESS THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD (MTB) TO REQUEST THEIR APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION WITH REGARD TO THE BOARDS' SUPPORT FOR THE WEST TEXAS/EL PASO REGIONAL COORDINATED PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING PUBLIC TRANSIT/HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION,

AND THAT MR. EFREN MEZA, EIT, OF THE EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) BE ALLOWED TO ADDRESS THE MTB TO REQUEST THEIR APPROVAL FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THE WEST TEXAS/EL PASO REGIONAL COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION USER SURVEY ON SUN METRO ROUTES AND AT SUN METRO TERMINALS. INCLUDED WILL BE A DISCUSSION ON THE PRIMARY RESULTS OF THE SURVEY ALREADY SUBMITTED TO THE EL PASO MPO.

(EFREN MEZA, E.I.T. TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION)

   
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 NOT PRESENT


 
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