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Agenda: City Council Meeting
Date: 12/27/2006
 
   
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 DECEMBER 19, 2006, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF DECEMBER 18, 2006 (AGENDA REVIEW).

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE

"3A. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THAT CERTAIN STATE USE CONTRACT - CONTRACT FOR CLEANING SERVICES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THAT CERTAIN STATE USE CONTRACT - CONTRACT FOR CLEANING SERVICES DATED MAY 26, 1998, BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS INDUSTRIES FOR THE BLIND AND HANDICAPPED, AND PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT SERVICES, INC. (THE ''CONTRACT'') TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE PROVISION OF CLEANING SERVICES IN THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: DESIGNATING THE PERSONS TO SERVE ON AN AD HOC ADVISORY BASIS WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE RULES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE PERSONS TO SERVE ON AN AD HOC ADVISORY BASIS WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE RULES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON POTENTIAL CHARTER AMENDMENTS AND A CHARTER ELECTION. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE HENGEN, (915) 541-4550]

"3C. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY BUTTERFIELD TRAIL AVIATION PARK UNIT 2

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 2, BLOCK 1, BUTTERFIELD TRAIL AVIATION PARK UNIT 2, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE CURRENT SITE OF WELL 47. (DISTRICT 2)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY SUMMERLIN SUBDIVISION

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 1, BLOCK 6, SUMMERLIN SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE CITY PARK WHICH IS LOCATED BETWEEN SILVERLAND DRIVE AND FIREBUSH DRIVE. (DISTRICT 4) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

"3E. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PARKHILL, SMITH & COOPER INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PARKHILL, SMITH & COOPER INC., TO PERFORM PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''MILLER CIRCLE AND ORNDORFF DRIVE STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS'' IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($139,754.00). (DISTRICT 3) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ARCHANA INC. ON AN ''AS NEEDED'' BASIS TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

"3G. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE SEPTEMBER 19, 1974, LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE SEPTEMBER 19, 1974, LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, INC. FOR A ONE ACRE PARCEL COMMONLY KNOWN AS 325 SHELTER PLACE, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 8)

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

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF ASSOCIATE OMBUDSMAN IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 11335. THE GRADE IS PM 125. SALARY RANGE: $39,553.61 - $57,352.73 (PM 125). FUND SOURCE: 33010034-01101-33000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

"4A. REINSTATEMENT: STOLTZ, NANCY SUE - SECRETARY

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:

STOLTZ, NANCY SUE - SECRETARY [METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, RICARDO DOMINGUEZ, (915) 591-9735]

"4B. REINSTATEMENT: ROSALES, VERONICA - CHIEF URBAN PLANNER

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:

ROSALES, VERONICA - CHIEF URBAN PLANNER [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4557]

"4C. REINSTATEMENT: ALDRIDGE, ALBERTO - GENERAL SERVICES LEAD WORKER

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:

ALDRIDGE, ALBERTO - GENERAL SERVICES LEAD WORKER [STREETS, DARYL W. COLE, (915) 621-6750)

5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: VICKI B. WALKER TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

VICKI B. WALKER TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, DISTRICT 7. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: JANE RATCLIFF TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

JANE RATCLIFF TO THE ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

"5C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: FERNANDO PARRA TO THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

FERNANDO PARRA TO THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400

"6A. FINANCIAL SERVICES: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF CONTRACT 2004-046R

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE 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 JANUARY 1, 2007, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CONTRACT 2004-046R, FINE ARTS MUSEUM INSURANCE, WITH HUNTINGTON T. BLOCK INSURANCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

DEPARTMENT: OMB/INSURANCE

AMOUNT: $34,992.00/YEAR

TOTAL AMOUNT: $69,984.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 99010273-01101-504409

FUNDING SOURCE: OMB/INSURANCE, OPERATING ACCOUNT, PROPERTY INSURANCE EXPENSE

DISTRICT(S): 8

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

"6B. FINANCIAL SERVICES: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO HAGEMEYER NORTH AMERICA, INC. UNDER CONTRACT NO. RQ06-814063-10A

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO HAGEMEYER NORTH AMERICA, INC. UNDER CONTRACT NO. RQ06-814063-10A, HOMELAND SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES, FOR THE PURCHASE OF MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT SUPPLIES. THIS CONTRACT IS PART OF THE U. S. COMMUNITIES COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ALLIANCE THAT WAS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 5, 2006. TOTAL AWARD IS $43,951.84.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

ACCOUNT NO.: 502225-07181-22150024-G220706

FUNDING SOURCE: HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT

TOTAL AWARD: $43,951.84

DISTRICT(S): ALL

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

"7. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: SOLICITATION NO. 2007-052R TO TRUEPOINT SOLUTIONS, LLC

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-052R, CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT BUSINESS PRACTICE WITH REGARDS TO THE USE OF THE TIDEMARK ADVANTAGE SOFTWARE, TO TRUEPOINT SOLUTIONS, LLC FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $44,000.00.

DEPARTMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: TRUEPOINT SOLUTIONS, LLC

LOOMIS, CA

ITEM(S): ALL

ACCOUNT NO.: 34010289-40403-508010

FUNDING SOURCE: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $44,000.00

DISTRICT(S): ALL

CONTRACT TERM IS 60 DAYS.

AUTHORIZATION IS REQUESTED FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO REVIEW AND THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE SOLE BIDDER INDICATED. [FINANCIAL SERVICES, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"8A. BID: SOLICITATION NO. 2007-038, GRAFFITI REMOVAL TRUCKS, TO CASA FORD INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-038, GRAFFITI REMOVAL TRUCKS, TO CASA FORD INC. FOR A TOTAL AWARD OF $161,098.28.

DEPARTMENT: STREETS

AWARD TO: CASA FORD INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEM(S): #1 GRAFFITI REMOVAL TRUCK - QTY. 2 @ $77,322.14/EACH

#O-1 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE OPTION @ $3,227.00/EACH

OPTION: VENDOR OFFERS AN OPTION TO PURCHASE UP TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT QUANTITIES, AT THE SAME UNIT PRICE THROUGH THE MANUFACTURER'S 2008 BUILD OUT DATE, IF THE OPTION IS EXERCISED WITHIN THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE (365) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF AWARD OF THE CONTRACT.

ACCOUNT NO.: 508006-27503-04102010-P540010CTY

FUNDING SOURCE: CAPITAL OUTLAY FOR VEHICULAR EQUIPMENT

TOTAL AWARD: $161,098.28

DISTRICT(S): ALL

THIS IS A FIXED-PRICE, SINGLE (ONE-TIME) PURCHASE.

NO PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT WAS OFFERED.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [FINANCIAL SERVICES, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"8B. BID: SOLICITATION NO. 2006-199, VOCATIONAL TRUCKS (DUMP TRUCKS AND ROLLOFF TRUCKS), TO BORDER INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2006-199, VOCATIONAL TRUCKS (DUMP TRUCKS AND ROLLOFF TRUCKS), TO BORDER INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS FOR A TOTAL AWARD OF $256,620.00.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES/STREETS

AWARD TO: BORDER INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEM(S): 2A (ROLLOFF TRUCK) - QTY. 2 @ $128,310.00/EACH

OPTION: VENDOR OFFERS OPTIONS TO PURCHASE UP TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT QUANTITIES, AT THE SAME UNIT PRICE, IF THE OPTION IS EXERCISED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS AND/OR ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF AWARD OF THE CONTRACT.

ACCOUNT NO.: 508006-27507-37150068-PFLESVC01

FUNDING SOURCE: EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND

TOTAL AWARD: $256,620.00

DISTRICT(S): ALL

THIS IS A FIXED-PRICE, SINGLE (ONE-TIME) PURCHASE.

NO PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT WAS OFFERED.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, GENERAL SERVICES, AND STREET RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [FINANCIAL SERVICES, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"9. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: APPROVE A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY AND PHYSICIANS HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATES (PHA) FOR THE CITY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY AND PHYSICIANS HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATES (PHA) FOR THE CITY TO PROVIDE SPACE ON CITY PROPERTY FOR PHA TO OPERATE HEALTH CARE CLINICS FOR ACTIVE, NON-UNIFORMED CITY EMPLOYEES, ACTIVE DUTY POLICE OFFICERS, ACTIVE DUTY FIRE FIGHTERS, AND ALL RETIREES ENROLLED IN THE CITY'S SELF-FUNDED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. (ALL DISTRICTS) [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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 3F.  RESOLUTION: City Manager be authorized to sign a Consultant Services Agreement between the City of El Paso and Archana Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ARCHANA INC. ON AN ''AS NEEDED'' BASIS TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4423]

   
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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10A.  - 10G. 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 TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.041 (SCHEDULE IV(A) - PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS, SCHOOL DAYS ONLY), PARAGRAPH A (NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING BOTH SIDES OF ALEX GUERRERO CIRCLE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.85.110 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 6)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 9, 2006, FOR ITEM 10A

10B. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, VISTA RIDGE UNIT 1, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-2 (COMMERCIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 11930 PICASSO. APPLICANT: MIGUEL ZAVALA. ZON06-00131 (DISTRICT 6)

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

10C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOT 2, BLOCK 9, LAFAYETTE PLACE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-1 (COMMERCIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL) AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 8021 NORTH LOOP. APPLICANT: JORGE RIVERA & BLANCA SERRANO. ZON06-00130 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, STEPHEN SCHLETT, (915) 541-4935]

10D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 294, VISTA DEL SOL UNIT SIXTY, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-4 (COMMERCIAL) TO A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 11500 CHITO SAMANIEGO. APPLICANT: WILLIAM H. VAN HASELEN III. ZON06-00136 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MELISSA GRANADO, (915) 541-4730]

10E. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACTS 16A, 16B1, 16C, 17A, 22 AND SUSPENDED AREA, BLOCK 52, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) 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: JOE RODRIGUEZ DRIVE AND VENTURE DRIVE. APPLICANT: JOHN DILLAN. ZON06-00135 (DISTRICT 6)

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

10F. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 2-5, BLOCK 2, FULLER ADDITION AND A PORTION OF TRACTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 1, CHRISTY TRACT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-3/SC (RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT) TO R-5/SC (RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: WEST OF SAENZ STREET AND SOUTH OF MANSFIELD. APPLICANT: JOSE & MARIA L. SAENZ. ZON06-00149 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, STEPHEN SCHLETT, (915) 541-4935]

10G. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 13, BONNIE ANNE PLACE, CITY OF 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. PROPERTY IS LOCATED SOUTH OF NORTH LOOP AND EAST OF CRAIG WAY. APPLICANT: RUBEN G. CANDELARIA. ZON06-00129 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARLAN GREER, (915) 541-4723]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 16, 2007, FOR ITEMS 10B - 10G

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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11A.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Ordinance granting a Special Privilege to the El Paso Festival Association and the El Paso Empowerment Zone SPL06-00022) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO THE EL PASO FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION AND THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF ANTHONY STREET FROM SAN ANTONIO AVENUE TO SAN FRANCISCO AVENUE; WESTERN COURT FROM ANTHONY STREET TO DURANGO STREET; DURANGO STREET FROM SAN ANTONIO AVENUE TO SAN FRANCISCO AVENUE; AND THE ALLEY BETWEEN DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY AVENUE FROM DECEMBER 30, 2006, THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2007, FOR A ''NEW YEAR'S STREET FESTIVAL.'' (FEE: $225.00, SPL06-00022) (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 DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro DID NOT VOTE
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11B.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Ordinance amending Title 19 (Subdivisions) Chapter 19.12"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 19.12 (PARKLAND DEDICATION), SECTION 19.12.010 (POLICY PLAN AND PURPOSE) TO REFERENCE THE CURRENT EL PASO PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN; SECTION 19.12.085 (PARKLAND CREDITS) TO REFERENCE EXPANDED PARK ZONES APPROVED BY RESOLUTION; SECTION 19.12.100 (FEE IN LIEU OF PARKLAND DEDICATION) TO AUTHORIZE THE REPROGRAMMING OF OUTSTANDING PARK FEES TO EXPANDED PARK ZONES; AND SECTION 19.12.110 (PARKLAND FEES SPECIAL FUND) TO SET FORTH CERTAIN PARAMETERS OF EXPENDITURES OF SUMS PAID IN LIEU OF PARKLAND DEDICATION. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 19.04.190 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT AND 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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11C.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: City Council of the City of El Paso hereby adopts newly reconfigured and expanded park zones, as referenced in the 2006-2016 Parks and Recreation Master Plan "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL PASO HEREBY ADOPTS NEWLY RECONFIGURED AND EXPANDED PARK ZONES, AS REFERENCED IN THE 2006-2016 PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN AND USED FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 19.12 (PARKLAND DEDICATION) OF TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, AND FURTHER THAT ALL OUTSTANDING PARK FEES IN THE PARKLAND DEDICATION FUND BE AUTOMATICALLY REPROGRAMMED TO THE APPROVED AND APPLICABLE EXPANDED PARK ZONES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT AND 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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12.  PUBLIC HEARING - MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Ordinance repealing Ordinance Number 015987 which created the Workforce Retraining Advisory Committee "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 015987 WHICH CREATED THE WORKFORCE RETRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PROVIDED FOR MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS, OFFICERS, RULES AND REGULATIONS, ADMINISTRATION, AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SYLVIA FIRTH, (915) 541-4550]

   
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 NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 13.  PUBLIC HEARING – COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) Chapter 2.102
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 2.102 (NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION) IN ITS ENTIRETY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4500] POSTPONED FROM 11-28-06 AND 12-12-06

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 14A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Report by Committee on Border Relations "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

REPORT BY COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS BY THE COMMITTEE CHAIR AND THE MAYOR'S EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - EL PASO/JUAREZ. [MAYOR'S OFFICE, ROBERT ANDRADE, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 14C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion concerning the City of El Paso's 2007 State Legislative Agenda."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE CITY OF EL PASO'S 2007 STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 15.  DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES: Council Ratification of contracts for the acquisition of properties affected by Storm 2006 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF CONTRACTS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY STORM 2006 AND FOR BRIDGE ASSISTANCE ON PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT PROPERTIES IN THE AREA REFERRED TO AS THE MOWAD SUBDIVISION. SUCH CONTRACTS WERE ENTERED INTO BY THE CITY MANAGER UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY COUNCIL IN THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2006, RESOLUTION.

1) 155 MOWAD ST., JESUS BENITEZ, $98,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

2) 162 MOWAD ST., PAULINE RUBIO, $99,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

3) 137A MOWAD ST., VICTOR CERVANTES, $95,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

4) 137B MOWAD ST., MARCELO AND MARIA F CISNEROS, $94,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

5) 183 MOWAD ST., MARIA T. BARRAZA, $90,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

6) 165 MOWAD ST., MARCOS HERNANDEZ, $94,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

7) 195 MOWAD ST., JOSE AND ELODIA MIJARES, $106,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

8) 180 MOWAD ST., FERNANDO AND MARTHA RAMIREZ, $103,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

9) 199B MOWAD ST., ERNESTO AND M ARREDONDO, $80,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

10) 170 MOWAD ST., EDDIE AND AURORA GONZALEZ, $103,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

11) 167 MOWAD ST., ABAGAIL HERNANDEZ, $96,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

12) 164 MOWAD ST., AUGUSTINA H AND MARCELINO SALINAS, $107,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF CONTRACTS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY STORM 2006 AND FOR BRIDGE ASSISTANCE ON PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT PROPERTIES IN THE AREA REFERRED TO AS THE DURAZNO/SAIPAN/LEDO AREA. SUCH CONTRACTS WERE ENTERED INTO BY THE CITY MANAGER UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY COUNCIL IN THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2006, RESOLUTION.

1) NONE TO REPORT THIS WEEK.

COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF CONTRACTS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY STORM 2006 AND FOR BRIDGE ASSISTANCE ON PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT PROPERTIES IN THE AREA REFERRED TO AS THE FIESTA STREET AREA. SUCH CONTRACTS WERE ENTERED INTO BY THE CITY MANAGER UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY COUNCIL IN THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2006, RESOLUTION.

1) 6212 FIESTA ST., MARIA LENA, $108,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

2) 6200 FIESTA ST., JOSE AND GUADALUPE SALCEDO, $101,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION.

3) 6204 FIESTA ST., CONCEPTION AGUILARA, $100,000.00 PROPERTY ACQUISITION

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16A.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2007-414 ENGINEERING"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2007-414 ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING PROPOSES TO TRANSFER $600,000 FROM THE REPROGRAMMED $10.4 MILLION OF STORM 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION TO FIESTA LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT. (DISTRICT 8) [OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

DECREASE $600,000 FROM CONSTRUCTION CONTINGENCY

INCREASE $600,000 TO LAND

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16B.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2007-415 ENGINEERING"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2007-415 ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING PROPOSES TO TRANSFER $5.5 MILLION FROM THE REPROGRAMMED $10.4 MILLION OF STORM 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATIONS TO SAIPAN LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT. (DISTRICT 3) [OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

DECREASE $5,500,000 FROM CONSTRUCTION CONTINGENCY

INCREASE $5,500,000 TO LAND

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 17.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on issues related to Storm 2006. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ISSUES RELATED TO STORM 2006.

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

   
Votes:

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VOTE


   
Item: EX1.  Desert Adapt vs. City of El Paso, Texas; Cause No. EP-06-CV-292-DB. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED DESERT ADAPT VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. EP-06-CV-292-DB.

DESERT ADAPT VS. CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS; CAUSE NO. EP-06-CV-292-DB. (551.071). [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JOHN L. ANDERSON, (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 ABSTAIN
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT

   
Item: EX2.  Truett L. Maddox and Berry H. Edwards vs. The City of El Paso; Cause No. 92-14046."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROCEED WITH AN APPEAL IN THE CASE ENTITLED TRUETT L. MADDOX AND BERRY H. EDWARDS VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 92-14046.

TRUETT L. MADDOX AND BERRY H. EDWARDS VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 92-14046. (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 YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Ortega ABSTAIN
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke NOT PRESENT
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT


 
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