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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 4/3/2007
 
   
Item: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA, WILL BE CONSIDERED BY CITY COUNCIL TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION UNLESS SEPARATE DISCUSSION IS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. PRIOR TO THE VOTE, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE MAY ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. WHEN THE VOTE HAS BEEN TAKEN, IF AN ITEM HAS NOT BEEN CALLED OUT FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION, THE ITEM HAS BEEN APPROVED. COUNCIL MAY, HOWEVER, RECONSIDER ANY ITEM AT ANY TIME DURING THE MEETING. THE WORDING OF ALL AGENDA ITEMS SHALL APPEAR IN THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AS POSTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVISED BY THIS OR OTHER MOTION OF COUNCIL, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE CITY CLERK READING THE WORDING OF EACH ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

"1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 27, 2007, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 26, 2007 (THUNDER CANYON ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION)

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 27, 2007, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 26, 2007 (THUNDER CANYON ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION). [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE ANN M. LILLY

"3A. RESOLUTION: CITY OF EL PASO IS IN SUPPORT OF BRINGING A VETERANS' HOSPITAL TO THIS GREAT CITY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO IS IN SUPPORT OF BRINGING A VETERANS' HOSPITAL TO THIS GREAT CITY. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., (915) 541-4178]

"3B. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LESSOR'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR''), SAHARA AIR, LLC (''ASSIGNOR''), AND ATI JET, INC. (''ASSIGNEE'') FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK 4, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, UNIT 2

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''), SAHARA AIR, LLC (''ASSIGNOR''), AND ATI JET, INC. (''ASSIGNEE'') FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK 4, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, UNIT 2, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 7007 BOEING, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3C. RESOLUTION: CITY OF EL PASO ADOPT THE GREEN FEE RATE STRUCTURE AND PROMOTIONAL RATE POLICIES FOR THE BUTTERFIELD TRAIL GOLF CLUB AS RECOMMENDED BY BUTTERFIELD TRAIL GOLF CLUB'S MANAGER, KEMPER SPORTS MANAGEMENT, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO ADOPT THE GREEN FEE RATE STRUCTURE AND PROMOTIONAL RATE POLICIES FOR THE BUTTERFIELD TRAIL GOLF CLUB AS RECOMMENDED BY BUTTERFIELD TRAIL GOLF CLUB'S MANAGER, KEMPER SPORTS MANAGEMENT, INC. (DISTRICT 2)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: CITY MANGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND LA POSADA HOME, INC. TO GRANT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM (SHP) FUNDS AWARDED TO THE CITY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,545 TO LA POSADA HOME, INC. TO OPERATE THE TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER LOCATED AT 1926-1930 BASSETT AVENUE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND LA POSADA HOME, INC. TO GRANT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM (SHP) FUNDS AWARDED TO THE CITY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,545 TO LA POSADA HOME, INC. TO OPERATE THE TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER LOCATED AT 1926-1930 BASSETT AVENUE FOR THE TERM OF APRIL 1, 2007, TO MARCH 31, 2008, A ONE-YEAR PERIOD. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, TOM SERRANO, (915) 541-4642]

"3E. RESOLUTION: CITY COUNCIL (1) APPROVE A COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (CHDO) NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION AND HOME GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $595,965.00 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING AT 4421 LAWRENCE AVENUE 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.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL (1) APPROVE A COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (CHDO) NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION AND HOME GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $595,965.00 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EIGHT UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING AT 4421 LAWRENCE AVENUE 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 2)

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

"3F. RESOLUTION: RESOLUTION TO TERMINATE FOR CONVENIENCE THE ANNEXATION STUDY CONTRACT DATED MARCH 28, 2006, WITH WILBUR SMITH ASSOCIATES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION TO TERMINATE FOR CONVENIENCE THE ANNEXATION STUDY CONTRACT DATED MARCH 28, 2006, WITH WILBUR SMITH ASSOCIATES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KELLY CARPENTER, (915) 541-4193]

"3G. RESOLUTION: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2006 GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $811,282.24 FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PREVENT, PREPARE, RESPOND, AND RECOVER FROM EVENTS INVOLVING ALL HAZARDS IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2006 GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $811,282.24 FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PREVENT, PREPARE, RESPOND, AND RECOVER FROM EVENTS INVOLVING ALL HAZARDS IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF EL PASO. THE CITY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY RELATED PAPERWORK, INCLUDING ALL UNDERSTANDINGS AND ASSURANCES CONTAINED THEREIN; TO APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE THE GRANT; AUTHORIZE BUDGET TRANSFERS; SUBMIT ANY NECESSARY REVISIONS TO THE OPERATIONAL PLAN; EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO ANY GRANT AMENDMENTS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE INITIAL GRANT AGREEMENT WHICH INCREASE, DECREASE, OR DE-OBLIGATE PROGRAM FUNDS, PROVIDED THAT NO ADDITIONAL CITY FUNDS ARE REQUIRED, OR WHICH DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF MATCHING FUNDS; TO REQUEST AND ACCEPT AN EXTENSION OF THE AWARD ENDING DATE FOR THE GRANT; AND THAT GRANT OFFICIALS BE AS DESIGNATED IN THE AGREEMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[FIRE/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DON BERGER, (915) 771-1010]

3H. RESOLUTION: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2004 SHSP CLOSEOUT GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,104.73

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2004 SHSP CLOSEOUT GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,104.73. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FIRE/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DON BERGER, (915) 771-1010]

"3I. RESOLUTION: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2004 LETPP CLOSEOUT GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,496.34

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE 2004 LETPP CLOSEOUT GRANT ADJUSTMENT NOTICE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (GDEM) IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,496.34. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FIRE/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DON BERGER, (915) 771-1010]

"3J. RESOLUTION: CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 17290. THE GRADE IS GS 45. SALARY RANGE: $22,329.23 - $33,129.75 (GS 45). FUND SOURCE: 36010117-01101-36000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

"3K. RESOLUTION: CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF FLEET MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF FLEET MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 18140. THE GRADE IS GS 45. SALARY RANGE: $22,329.23 - $33,129.75 (GS 45). FUND SOURCE: 37370155-01101-37000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

"3L. RESOLUTION: CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSE B. AGUIRRE TO EMPLOY JOSE B. AGUIRRE AS AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER FOR THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSE B. AGUIRRE TO EMPLOY JOSE B. AGUIRRE AS AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER FOR THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT A BIWEEKLY RATE OF $2,931.53. THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT SHALL BE FOR THE PERIOD OF APRIL 10, 2007, THROUGH APRIL 9, 2008. FUNDING SOURCE: 39010351-501011-01101. (ALL DISTRICTS) [INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, GERALD GORDIER, (915) 541-4288]

"4. REINSTATEMENT: SANCHEZ, JOSE - ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REINSTATEMENT: REQUEST FOR NAME TO BE PLACED ON REINSTATEMENT LIST IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE VI, SECTION 6.10.10, OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CHARTER PROVISIONS:

SANCHEZ, JOSE - ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN

[STREETS DEPARTMENT, DARYL COLE, (915) 621-6757]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ALAN F. JONES TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ALAN F. JONES TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR. [REPRESENTATIVE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., (915) 541-4701]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: LYNN FITZGERALD TO THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

LYNN FITZGERALD TO THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

"5C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: VALENTE F. SAENZ TO THE EL PASO MOUNTAIN COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

VALENTE F. SAENZ TO THE EL PASO MOUNTAIN COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

"6. DISCRETIONARY FUNDS: AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS, COUNCIL SPECIAL PROJECTS, DEPARTMENT ID NO. 01010007, ACCOUNT NO. 504420, FUND NO. 01101, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500.00, TO BE USED FOR A MARQUEE, A BUILDING SIGN, AND A DISPLAY CASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NAME CHANGE OF THE LOWER VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY TO JUDGE EDWARD S. MARQUEZ MISSION VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO EXPEND DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS, COUNCIL SPECIAL PROJECTS, DEPARTMENT ID NO. 01010007, ACCOUNT NO. 504420, FUND NO. 01101, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500.00, TO BE USED FOR A MARQUEE, A BUILDING SIGN, AND A DISPLAY CASE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NAME CHANGE OF THE LOWER VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY TO JUDGE EDWARD S. MARQUEZ MISSION VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, JR., (915) 541-4124]

"7. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED.

(SEE ATTACHMENT A). [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

APRIL 3, 2007

A. BIG 8 FOODS, LTD. IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES.

(PID #0094-999-5000-0000).

B. BANK OF AMERICA IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,922.96 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #C518-999-0630-0100).

C. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,930.18 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #C742-999-0010-2000).

D. MANUEL ZARAGOSA IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,394.78 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #C942-999-0040-1200).

E. EION S. GOSSETT IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,090.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #C942-999-0050-2300).

F. SOUTHWEST ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,739.62 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #D457-000-0090-1800).

G. FIS TAX SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,097.41 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #F609-999-0010-1300).

H. WASHINGTON MUTUAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,176.07 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #H788-011-0170-0300).

I. SOUTHWEST ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,560.92 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #L206-001-0030-1400).

J. COLONIAL SAVINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,293.03 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #M579-999-0030-0100).

K. EDWARD ABRAHAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,401.47 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #R460-999-0270-2400).

L. MCDONALD'S CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,219.09 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #S831-999-0030-0260).

M. WELLS FARGO R.E. TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,734.98 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #S917-999-002H-2850).

N. MORTGAGE SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,576.33 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #T203-999-0010-5000).

O. DAVID JAY & SANDY L. JAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,893.54 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #T230-999-0060-2000).

P. COUNTYWIDE TAX SERVICES CORP. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,406.88 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-0900-0500).

Q. LONE STAR TITLE CO. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,569.30 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #V927-999-0130-3000).

R. CASAS PRIVADAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,589.31OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #W813-999-0040-8900).

S. CLK NEW-STAR RE, LP IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,797.25 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #X581-999-2020-0228).

T. SOUTHWEST ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,323.75 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #X607-000-0180-0755).

U. LAWYERS TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,379.33 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES.

(PID #Y805-999-036B-2412).

"8. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-080 (BREATH ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FACILITY) TO CPME, L.L.C.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-080 (BREATH ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM FACILITY) TO CPME, L.L.C. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $303,488.85.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

AWARD TO: CPME, L.L.C.

EL PASO, TEXAS

BASE BID $303,488.85 (ESTIMATED)

ACCOUNT NO. 21150060-P500232-16411-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: EPPD CONFISCATED FUNDS

DISTRICT: 4

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT 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 OR INTERIM 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 BEST VALUE, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, ENGINEERING, AND POLICE RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE BIDDER OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

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

"9. BID: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-100 (THERMOPLASTIC TRANSPORT TRAILER WITH PREMELTER AND HANDLINER) TO ADVANCED STRIPING EQUIPMENT, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2007-100 (THERMOPLASTIC TRANSPORT TRAILER WITH PREMELTER AND HANDLINER) TO ADVANCED STRIPING EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $47,117.00.

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: ADVANCED STRIPING EQUIPMENT, INC.

DOUGLASVILLE, GA

ITEMS: 1 AND 2

OPTION: VENDOR OFFERS AN OPTION 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 FROM THE DATE OF

AWARD OF THE CONTRACT.

ACCOUNT NO.: 508027 - 27263 - 99331117 - PCP06ST019

FUNDING SOURCE: CONSTRUCTION (CWIP), LANE MARKINGS CP06, FY 2006

GO'S

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $47,117.00

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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: 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 CLOSING HEARING, FINDING THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS ARE ADVISABLE, AND LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR THE COST OF CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO BE PROVIDED IN THE EL PASO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1 (THUNDER CANYON); FIXING CHARGES AND LIENS AGAINST THE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT AND AGAINST THE OWNERS THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE ASSESSMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (DISTRICT 1) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, TERRI CULLEN-GARNEY, (915) 541-4550]

10B. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO SHADOW LOUNGE, 1914 LOUNGE, AND VANILLA BAR TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF WESTERN COURT BETWEEN DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY STREET FOR VARIOUS STREET EVENTS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: APRIL 20, 2007; MAY 5, 2007; MAY 12, 2007; SEPTEMBER 16, 2007; OCTOBER 6, 2007; NOVEMBER 21, 2007; DECEMBER 15, 2007, AND DECEMBER 31, 2007. (FEE: $400.00, SPL07-00002). (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

10C. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LEASE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO WITH CHICO'S TACOS, INC. TO ALLOW THE USE OF A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF WASHINGTON PARK AND A 367-SQUARE-FOOT PORTION ADJACENT TO THE ALLEY BETWEEN PERA STREET AND WASHINGTON PARK FOR PARKING AND FOR VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC. (DISTRICT 3) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, GONZALO CEDILLOS, (915) 541-4074]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 17, 2007, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10C

10D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF ALL OF C.R. MOREHEAD SURVEY NO. 16 AND A PORTION OF HILL TERRACE ADDITION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A-3 (APARTMENT) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: EAST OF RADFORD STREET AND NORTH OF NASHVILLE AVENUE. APPLICANT: VICTORIA & ROSALIE HAMRAH. ZON06-00063 (DISTRICT 2) THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.

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



10E. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 7A, SECTION 29, BLOCK 80, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEYS, 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: DYER STREET, SOUTH OF ASHLEY ROAD. APPLICANT: NEWMAN RANCH PARTNERS, LP. ZON07-00002 (DISTRICT 4) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARLAN GREER, (915) 541-4322]

10F. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON06-00128 TO ALLOW FOR A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A PORTION OF TRACTS 2R1, 2R3, AND 2A10B, BLOCK 6, ASCARATE GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.14.040 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. ZON06-00128 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARLAN GREER, (915) 541-4322]

10G. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00001 TO SATISFY PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR PARCEL 1, DESCRIBED AS LOT 20, BLOCK 8, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, (2224 YANDELL DRIVE); BY ALLOWING OFF-SITE OFF-STREET PARKING ON PARCEL 2, DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LOTS 9 AND 11 AND ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 16, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, (2219 YANDELL DRIVE); PARCEL 3, DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH PORTIONS OF LOTS 21-24, BLOCK 8, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, (2216 YANDELL DRIVE), AND PARCEL 4, DESCRIBED AS LOTS 26-32, AND A PORTION OF LOT 25, BLOCK 8, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, (2212 YANDELL DRIVE), PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.42.040 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2224 YANDELL DRIVE. APPLICANT: SOCORRO MORENO. ZON07-00001 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 24, 2007, FOR ITEMS 10D - 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 NOT PRESENT
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.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Public Hearing on the Proposed Improvements and Proposed Assessment Roll for the El Paso Public Improvement District No. 1 (Thunder Canyon)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO CONTINUE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 17, 2007

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS AND PROPOSED ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE EL PASO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1 (THUNDER CANYON). (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, CHUCK KOOSHIAN, (915) 541-4632]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12.  PUBLIC HEARING - ENGINEERING: Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.040, Schedule IV (Parking Prohibited during Certain Hours on Certain Streets), Paragraph H "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.040, SCHEDULE IV (PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON CERTAIN STREETS), PARAGRAPH H (NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO DELETE SUBPARAGRAPH 2 OF PARAGRAPH H. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.85.110 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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.  PUBLIC HEARING - MAYOR AND COUNCIL: An Ordinance limiting the use of the Power of Eminent Domain on non-blighted private property in the redevelopment districts of the Downtown 2015 Plan"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 5, 2007

AN ORDINANCE LIMITING THE USE OF THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN ON NON-BLIGHTED PRIVATE PROPERTY IN THE REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS OF THE DOWNTOWN 2015 PLAN. (DISTRICT 8)

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

POSTPONED FROM 03-27-07

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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 ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the request for installation of speed humps on Clark Street."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE REQUEST FOR INSTALLATION OF SPEED HUMPS ON CLARK STREET. [REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 14B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Instruct the City Manager to immediately, in an effort to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of residents of Northeast El Paso and others who may utilize city roadways in Northeast El Paso, take whatever remedial steps are requir  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 10, 2007

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO INSTRUCT THE CITY MANAGER TO IMMEDIATELY, IN AN EFFORT TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF RESIDENTS OF NORTHEAST EL PASO AND OTHERS WHO MAY UTILIZE CITY ROADWAYS IN NORTHEAST EL PASO, TAKE WHATEVER REMEDIAL STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN THE TRAFFIC FLOWS ON RUSHING STREET TO THE NORMAL OPERATIONAL CAPACITY CONSISTENT WITH THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGN. RECENT CHANGES TO THIS STREET HAVE PLACED THE PUBLIC AT RISK BY ALTERING THE TRAFFIC FLOWS IN A MANNER THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC DEMANDS AND SUCH CHANGES MUST BE REMOVED IN A TIMELY, SAFE, AND EFFICIENT MANNER. DISTRICT 4 [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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: 15.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services Department be authorized to exercise the City's option to extend Contract 2005-129 (Ground Maintenance for the City of El Paso Parks - Mowing)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CONTRACT 2005-129 (GROUND MAINTENANCE FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO PARKS - MOWING) WHICH WAS AWARDED ON APRIL 12, 2005, TO THE VENDORS LISTED BELOW, FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS FROM MAY 1, 2008, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2010.

DEPARTMENT: PARKS AND RECREATION

AWARD TO: MARTINEZ IRRIGATION AND LANDSCAPES, INC. - $286,629.00 (ANNUAL) LEDESMA'S - $95,739.15 (ANNUAL)

EPDS - $34,678.20 (ANNUAL)

ACCOUNT NO.: 51010262 - 01101 - 502221

FUNDING SOURCE: LAND MANAGEMENT GENERAL FUND,

GROUNDSKEEPING AND HORTICULTURAL CONTRACTS

ANNUAL TOTAL: $417,046.35

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $834,092.70

DISTRICTS: ALL

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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.  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:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 16B.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on the lease agreement between the City of El Paso and the El Paso Science Museum - Insights"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY ALTERNATE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT

1. THE CITY ACQUIRE THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM--INSIGHTS LEASEHOLD INTEREST FOR $1 MILLION,

2. THE CITY AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS AGREE TO A MUTUAL TERMINATION OF THE PRESENT LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS, AND

3. THE CITY AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS ENTER INTO A THREE YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

A. THE CITY WILL AGREE TO LEASE THE BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED LAND, INCLUDING THE PARKING AREA TO INSIGHTS FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM FOR $10 A YEAR.

B. INSIGHTS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE A SCIENCE MUSEUM DURING THE 3-YEAR LEASE TERM, AND INSIGHTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSURANCE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS OF THE BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED LAND.

C. IN THE EVENT INSIGHTS IS UNABLE TO SECURE AN EXHIBIT FOR THE TRAVELING EXHIBIT SPACE, INSIGHTS MAY SUBLET THE SPACE TO THIRD PARTIES FOR APPROPRIATE SCIENCE BASED EXHIBITS ON SUCH REASONABLE TERMS AS INSIGHTS AND THE THIRD PARTY MAY AGREE. AT ALL RELEVANT TIMES, INSIGHTS WILL RETAIN CONTROL OF THE PREMISES.

D. THE CITY MAY CANCEL THE THREE-YEAR LEASE WITH 6 MONTHS NOTICE TO INSIGHTS. THE CITY AGREES THAT IT MAY CANCEL THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM FOR ANY REASON BUT NOT FOR ANOTHER MUSEUM RELATED USE. IF THE CITY SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM, THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE REMAINDER OF ANY MONIES IT HAS PLEDGED TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH WITHOUT INSIGHTS PROVIDING THE MATCHING FUNDS. IF INSIGHTS SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE OR CEASE TO OPERATE A SCIENCE MUSEUM DURING THE THREE-YEAR LEASE TERM, INSIGHTS WILL REIMBURSE THE CITY ON A PRORATED BASIS FOR ANY MONIES PROVIDED BY THE CITY TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH.

E. THE CITY AND INSIGHTS AGREE THAT THE CITY WILL PROVIDE A MATCH UP TO $150,000 PROVIDED INSIGHTS RAISES FUNDS THROUGH GRANTS OR DONATIONS DURING THE THREE-YEAR LEASE TERM. THE CITY'S MATCH OF FUNDS MUST BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRESENT LOCATION. INSIGHTS WILL PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE CITY'S MONEY WILL BE USED AT THE PRESENT SITE. INSIGHTS AGREES THAT THE MONIES USED FOR THE MATCH WILL BE THOSE FUNDS RAISED ABOVE ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAPACITIES OF $95,000, EXCLUDING INCOME FROM ADMISSIONS OR SALES REVENUES, AND WILL BE THOSE FUNDS RAISED AFTER THE DATE OF THE CITY COUNCIL'S APPROVAL OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PRESENT LEASE AND THE NEW THREE-YEAR LEASE. ANY MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE CITY WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER SEPT. 1, 2007. THE CITY AGREES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE THROUGH ITS GRANT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES TO INSIGHTS DURING THE IDENTIFIED THREE-YEAR LEASE. IF THE CITY SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM, THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE REMAINDER OF ANY MONIES IT HAS PLEDGED TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH WITHOUT INSIGHTS PROVIDING THE MATCHING FUNDS.

4. THE CITY MANGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO EFFECTUATE THESE ACTIONS.


CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM - INSIGHTS.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 16C.  CITY MANAGER: Overview and discussion of the Downtown 2015 Plan and the public sector near-term implementation strategies. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

OVERVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE DOWNTOWN 2015 PLAN AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR NEAR-TERM IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES.

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 16D.  CITY MANAGER: Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an Agreement between the City of El Paso and Marcus Jahns providing for the development of an Implementation Strategy that supports recommendations of the Downtown 2015 Plan and the Recommende  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MARCUS JAHNS PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY THAT SUPPORTS RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DOWNTOWN 2015 PLAN AND THE RECOMMENDED PROJECT AND FINANCING PLAN OF THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE FOR THE AREA IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($175,000.00) TO OFFSET THE COSTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS WHICH MIGHT BE NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH SUCH PURPOSE. FUNDING SOURCE: 99010273-504405.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX1.  Discussion and action on the lease agreement between the City of El Paso and the El Paso Science Museum - Insights. (551.071) and (551.072)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY ALTERNATE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT

1. THE CITY ACQUIRE THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM--INSIGHTS LEASEHOLD INTEREST FOR $1 MILLION,

2. THE CITY AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS AGREE TO A MUTUAL TERMINATION OF THE PRESENT LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS, AND

3. THE CITY AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM—INSIGHTS ENTER INTO A THREE YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

A. THE CITY WILL AGREE TO LEASE THE BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED LAND, INCLUDING THE PARKING AREA TO INSIGHTS FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM FOR $10 A YEAR.

B. INSIGHTS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE A SCIENCE MUSEUM DURING THE 3-YEAR LEASE TERM, AND INSIGHTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSURANCE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS OF THE BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED LAND.

C. IN THE EVENT INSIGHTS IS UNABLE TO SECURE AN EXHIBIT FOR THE TRAVELING EXHIBIT SPACE, INSIGHTS MAY SUBLET THE SPACE TO THIRD PARTIES FOR APPROPRIATE SCIENCE BASED EXHIBITS ON SUCH REASONABLE TERMS AS INSIGHTS AND THE THIRD PARTY MAY AGREE. AT ALL RELEVANT TIMES, INSIGHTS WILL RETAIN CONTROL OF THE PREMISES.

D. THE CITY MAY CANCEL THE THREE-YEAR LEASE WITH 6 MONTHS NOTICE TO INSIGHTS. THE CITY AGREES THAT IT MAY CANCEL THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM FOR ANY REASON BUT NOT FOR ANOTHER MUSEUM RELATED USE. IF THE CITY SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM, THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE REMAINDER OF ANY MONIES IT HAS PLEDGED TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH WITHOUT INSIGHTS PROVIDING THE MATCHING FUNDS. IF INSIGHTS SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE OR CEASE TO OPERATE A SCIENCE MUSEUM DURING THE THREE-YEAR LEASE TERM, INSIGHTS WILL REIMBURSE THE CITY ON A PRORATED BASIS FOR ANY MONIES PROVIDED BY THE CITY TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH.

E. THE CITY AND INSIGHTS AGREE THAT THE CITY WILL PROVIDE A MATCH UP TO $150,000 PROVIDED INSIGHTS RAISES FUNDS THROUGH GRANTS OR DONATIONS DURING THE THREE-YEAR LEASE TERM. THE CITY'S MATCH OF FUNDS MUST BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRESENT LOCATION. INSIGHTS WILL PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE CITY'S MONEY WILL BE USED AT THE PRESENT SITE. INSIGHTS AGREES THAT THE MONIES USED FOR THE MATCH WILL BE THOSE FUNDS RAISED ABOVE ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAPACITIES OF $95,000, EXCLUDING INCOME FROM ADMISSIONS OR SALES REVENUES, AND WILL BE THOSE FUNDS RAISED AFTER THE DATE OF THE CITY COUNCIL'S APPROVAL OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PRESENT LEASE AND THE NEW THREE-YEAR LEASE. ANY MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE CITY WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER SEPT. 1, 2007. THE CITY AGREES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE THROUGH ITS GRANT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES TO INSIGHTS DURING THE IDENTIFIED THREE-YEAR LEASE. IF THE CITY SHOULD TERMINATE THE LEASE DURING THE THREE-YEAR TERM, THE CITY WILL PROVIDE THE REMAINDER OF ANY MONIES IT HAS PLEDGED TOWARD THE $150,000 MATCH WITHOUT INSIGHTS PROVIDING THE MATCHING FUNDS.

4. THE CITY MANGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO EFFECTUATE THESE ACTIONS.


DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO SCIENCE MUSEUM - INSIGHTS. (551.071) AND (551.072). [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THERESA CULLEN-GARNEY, (915) 541-4550] POSTPONED FROM 03-27-07

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX2.  Discussion and action regarding Delta Air Lines, Inc., et. al., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding. (551.071)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO NOT TO RESPOND TO THE OBJECTION FILED BY NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION TO THE UNSECURED REJECTION PROOF OF CLAIM FILED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO, AND TO AGREE TO THE REDUCED CLAIM PROPOSED BY THE DEBTOR IN THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION BANKRUPTCY PLAN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ANY OF ITS AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS 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. ADDITIONALLY, THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS GRANTED THE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE REDUCED CLAIM IN HER DISCRETION AND IS GRANTED THE AUTHORITY TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE REDUCED CLAIM, IF NOT SOLD, ON THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES BANKRUPTCY PLAN.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING DELTA AIR LINES, INC., ET. AL., CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. (551.071). [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, RAYMOND TELLES, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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.  Discussion and action regarding Northwest Airlines, Corporation, et. al., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding. (551.071)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PRESI ORTEGA, JR., SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO NOT TO RESPOND TO THE OBJECTION FILED BY NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION TO THE UNSECURED REJECTION PROOF OF CLAIM FILED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO, AND TO AGREE TO THE REDUCED CLAIM PROPOSED BY THE DEBTOR IN THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES CORPORATION BANKRUPTCY PLAN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ANY OF ITS AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS 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. ADDITIONALLY, THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS GRANTED THE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE REDUCED CLAIM IN HER DISCRETION AND IS GRANTED THE AUTHORITY TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE REDUCED CLAIM, IF NOT SOLD, ON THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES BANKRUPTCY PLAN.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, CORPORATION, ET. AL., CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING. (551.071). [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, RAYMOND TELLES, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
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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