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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 10/30/2007
 
   
Item: 1.  REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion and action that the Mayor be authorized to sign a Joint Resolution of the City of El Paso and the County of El Paso in support of a ten year commitment to sponsor the Texas versus the Nation Game in the City o  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO IN SUPPORT OF A TEN YEAR COMMITMENT TO SPONSOR THE TEXAS VERSUS THE NATION GAME IN THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4530]

[DEPUTY CITY MANAGER OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WILLIAM STUDER, (915) 541-4215]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
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.

"2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 23, 2007, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 19, 2007 (RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 23, 2007, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 19, 2007 (RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM). [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"3. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"4A. RESOLUTION: ORDER TEXAS GAS SERVICE COMPANY TO FILE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 5, 2007, COMPLETE TESTIMONY SUPPORTING ALL OF ITS CLAIMED REVENUES AND EXPENSES, ITS REQUESTED RATE OF RETURN, AND ITS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE REASONABLENESS OF AND ALLOCATION OF CORPORATE OVERHEAD COSTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PREVIOUS WRITTEN REQUESTS OF THE CITY'S ATTORNEYS.

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

ORDER TEXAS GAS SERVICE COMPANY TO FILE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 5, 2007, COMPLETE TESTIMONY SUPPORTING ALL OF ITS CLAIMED REVENUES AND EXPENSES, ITS REQUESTED RATE OF RETURN, AND ITS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE REASONABLENESS OF AND ALLOCATION OF CORPORATE OVERHEAD COSTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PREVIOUS WRITTEN REQUESTS OF THE CITY'S ATTORNEYS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

"4B. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON 5640 DAILEY AVENUE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.50 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

5640 DAILEY AVENUE $3,436.15 JESUS MELENDEZ AND CONSUELO MELENDEZ

(DISTRICT 3) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4557]

"4C. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON 810 SOUTH OREGON STREET

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.50 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

810 SOUTH OREGON STREET $30,193.56 MARIO T. CASILLAS

(DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4557]

"4D. RESOLUTION: THAT EL CHUCO PROMOTIONS BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE ''DAY OF THE DEAD ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL'' NOVEMBER 1, 2007

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT EL CHUCO PROMOTIONS BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE ''DAY OF THE DEAD ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL'' IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF ROBINSON STREET BETWEEN NORTH MESA STREET AND NORTH OREGON STREET FROM 7:00 P.M., NOVEMBER 1, 2007, TO 2:00 A.M., NOVEMBER 2, 2007. APPLICANT: EL CHUCO PRODUCTIONS, 1701 MONTANA, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631]

"4E. RESOLUTION: SOLID WASTE LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE SOLID WASTE LIENS ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8) (SEE ATTACHMENT A)

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

ATTACHMENT A



TRACT 1-B-5 (0.2070 AC), MANUEL GONZALEZ SUR 186 ABS 2793 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 1) $389.89 LUZ M. H. RAMOS

PT OF LOT 1 BEG 742.86' NELY OF SLY COR (70' ON NLY - 127.46' ON ELY

70.19' ON ST - 121.55' ON WLY), BLOCK 1, BALCONES CORONADO SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 1) $182.59 MIGUEL A. FLORES

TRACT 3-A-3 (9.6245 AC), S A & M G RR SURV 266 ABST 8716 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 1) $694.07 JUDY KUNS

TRACT 1-A-1 (3.0549 AC), MANUAL GONZALEZ SUR 186 ABS 2793 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 1) $1,465.89 CHRIST IS THE ANSWER CRUSADES C/O ROBERT R. FEUILLE

1529 ROCKY BLUFF $334.68 M. C. ORNELAS

(DISTRICT 1)

3808 LEAVELL $303.83 PETRA VALENZUELA

(DISTRICT 2)

8904 NORTON DRIVE $309.24 SUSANA CARDIEL & JUAN CARDIEL

(DISTRICT 2)



4304 TULAROSA $593.40 JUAN G. ANAYA

(DISTRICT 3)

LOT 1 (7693.79 SQ FT), & LOT 2 (11706.21 SQ FT), BLOCK 13, SAHARA SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 4) $349.84 JAMES R. & 2 MCMINN

5629 HEMMINGWAY $274.06 RICO ALVAREZ

(DISTRICT 4)

4809 MAUREEN CIRCLE

(DISTRICT 4) $167.97 VERONICA RODRIGUEZ

3724 KELTNER $302.20 MARCO A. & CECILIA E. CHAVEZ

(DISTRICT 4)

9140 MOUNT ETNA $261.07 LEWIS C. & VEDA J. DAVIS

(DISTRICT 4)

10907 DUKE SNIDER CIRCLE

(DISTRICT 4) $150.11 JOHN T. SPENCER

PT OF LOT 51 BEG 200.05 FT OF S OF NEC (428.54 FT ON E - 524.13 FT ON S

428.57 FT ON W - IRREG ON N) (5.2700 AC), BLOCK 6, PASEOS DEL SOL #1 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 6) $1,487.54 DIEGO & MAYELA ESPADA



TRACT 28 (0.862 ACRE), BLOCK O, A DANIELSON SUR 310 ABST 10026 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 6) $408.29 JUAN A. & 4 HINOJOSA

133 ATLANTIC $182.59 THOMAS CARREON

(DISTRICT 8)

2220 MYRTLE $295.71 AMBROSIO BENCOMO & JAVIER PEREZ

(DISTRICT 8)

ONSENT 2

"4F. RESOLUTION: THAT DR. RICHARD PINEDA BE DESIGNATED TO SERVE ON THE ETHICS ORDINANCE REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT DR. RICHARD PINEDA BE DESIGNATED TO SERVE ON THE ETHICS ORDINANCE REVIEW AD HOC COMMITTEE 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 REVISIONS TO THE CITY'S ETHICS ORDINANCE. [REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

"5A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ROMAN BUSTILLOS TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ROMAN BUSTILLOS TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, DISTRICT 6. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

"5B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ELIJAH GRAHAM TO THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ELIJAH GRAHAM TO THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

"5C. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: GARY WALFORD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

GARY WALFORD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

"5D. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: JIMMY STEVENS TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

JIMMY STEVENS TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1. [REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

"6A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: RALPH T. CLOUD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

RALPH T. CLOUD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, DISTRICT 7. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

"6B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: GREGORY B. BOWLING TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

GREGORY B. BOWLING TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, DISTRICT 6. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

"6C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: FRANCOISE A. FELIBERTI TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

FRANCOISE A. FELIBERTI TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, DISTRICT 3.

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

"6D. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ARMANDO ''MANDO'' URANGA TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ARMANDO ''MANDO'' URANGA TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION TO SERVE AS AN ALTERNATE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS MEMBER BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"6E. BOARD APPOINTMENT: WILLIAM CORREA TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

WILLIAM CORREA TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, DISTRICT 5. [REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

"7. DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES: COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF (1) STORM 2006 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR SURETY DRIVE DROP INLET IMPROVEMENTS; AND (2) CONTRACT CHANGE ORDERS FOR THE BALTIMORE STREET/GLORY ROAD PROJECT.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

COUNCIL RATIFICATION OF (1) STORM 2006 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR SURETY DRIVE DROP INLET IMPROVEMENTS; AND (2) CONTRACT CHANGE ORDERS FOR THE BALTIMORE STREET/GLORY ROAD PROJECT. SUCH CONTRACTS WERE ENTERED INTO BY THE CITY MANAGER UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2006.

STORM 2006 INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR/RECONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE OCTOBER 30, 2007.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT:

SURETY DRIVE DROP INLET IMPROVEMENTS, SOLICITATION NUMBER 2008-011, AWARDED TO ALLEN CONCRETE, INC., IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $74,041.88.

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

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP-SUM CONTRACT. THE ENGINEERING AND STREET DEPARTMENTS RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CHANGE ORDERS:

STORM 2006: BALTIMORE STREET/GLORY ROAD STORM SEWER RE-ROUTE, SOLICITATION NUMBER 2007-082. THE CONTRACT WAS ORIGINALLY RATIFIED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2007.

CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 1: UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED WHEN ROCK WAS DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATION FOR STORM SEWER SYSTEM AND OTHER ADDITIONAL WORK REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT THE PROJECT, AMOUNT = $247,024.

CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 3: UNFORESEEN CONDITION REQUIRING REPLACEMENT OF FAILING CORRUGATED METAL PIPE, AMOUNT = $29,832.

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

"9. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-009 (GENERAL VEHICLE ACCESSORIES & INSTALLATION) TO ALAMO INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A ALAMO AUTO SUPPLY

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-009 (GENERAL VEHICLE ACCESSORIES & INSTALLATION) TO ALAMO INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A ALAMO AUTO SUPPLY FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $180,000.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: ALAMO INDUSTRIES, INC.

D/B/A ALAMO AUTO SUPPLY

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEMS: ALL

ANNUAL MINIMUM

ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $60,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 45202 - 37370510 - 503121

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES, INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $180,000

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A 36-MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF GENERAL VEHICLE ACCESSORIES AND INSTALLATION. NO PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT IS OFFERED.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL SERVICES - FLEET DIVISION RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8A.  PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: To Basic Industries, Inc., The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) contractor under contract number R4539 (Area Job Order Contract), for the Cohen Stadium Improvements Project"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BASIC INDUSTRIES, INC., THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER R4539 (AREA JOB ORDER CONTRACT), FOR THE COHEN STADIUM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $174,604. THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

ACCOUNT NO.: PPA05001-31114001-27042-508027 AND

PPA05001-9933117-27263-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: 1994 & 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL AWARD: $174,604

REFERENCE NO. 2008-042

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.

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

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8B.  PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: To Basic Industries, Inc., The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) contractor under contract number R4539 (Area Job Order Contract), for the El Paso Zoo Forest Complex Improvements Project "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BASIC INDUSTRIES, INC., THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER R4539 (AREA JOB ORDER CONTRACT), FOR THE EL PASO ZOO FOREST COMPLEX IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $124,829. THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

ACCOUNT NO.: PCP07O001-31135001-27114-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: 1998A CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL AWARD: $124,829

REFERENCE NO.: 2008-044

DISTRICT: 3

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.

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

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8C.  PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: To Basic Industries, Inc., The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) contractor under contract number R4539 (Area Job Order Contract) for the El Paso Zoo Walkways Improvements Project "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BASIC INDUSTRIES, INC., THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER R4539 (AREA JOB ORDER CONTRACT) FOR THE EL PASO ZOO WALKWAYS IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $149,820. THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

ACCOUNT NO.: PCP072O001-31135001-27114-508027 AND P072O001-99331117-27263-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: 1998A & 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL AWARD: $149,820

REFERENCE NO.: 2008-045

DISTRICTS: 3

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.

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

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10A.  - 10F. 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 VACATING A 90-FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF PLAZA CIRCLE RIGHT-OF-WAY, PAN AMERICAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRY UNIT THREE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUBJECT PROPERTY LOCATION: SOUTH OF AMERICAS AND EAST OF PAN AMERICAN. (DISTRICT 6) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, RAUL GARCIA, (915) 541-4935]

10B. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO ELITE MEDICAL TRANSPORT TO OPERATE A NON-EMERGENCY AMBULANCE TRANSFER SERVICE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[FIRE DEPARTMENT, MANUEL CHAVIRA, (915) 771-1000]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10B

10C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTION 38, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-2/C (COMMERCIAL/CONDITION) TO R-5 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: PEBBLE HILLS BOULEVARD, EAST OF ZARAGOZA ROAD. APPLICANT: RANCHOS REAL IV, LTD. ZON07-00079 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

10D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 49-59, BLOCK 4, ZACH WHITE INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM P-I (PLANNED INDUSTRIAL) TO M-1 (LIGHT MANUFACTURING). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 4656 RIPLEY DRIVE. APPLICANT: CSC SUGAR, INC. ZON07-00097 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

10E. AN ORDINANCE RELEASING A CONDITION PLACED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 016386 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTION 38, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND WHICH IMPOSED CERTAIN CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: PEBBLE HILLS BOULEVARD, EAST OF ZARAGOZA ROAD. APPLICANT: RANCHOS REAL IV, LTD. ZON07 00101 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

10F. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00073 TO ALLOW FOR AN INFILL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 17, 18, 22, AND 23 AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 19 AND 21, LOGAN HEIGHTS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.14.040 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 3700, 3706, & 3712 WICKHAM AVENUE. APPLICANT: EPCON INVESTMENTS, LLC. ZON07-00073 (DISTRICT 2) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 20, 2007, FOR ITEMS 10C - 10F

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

   
Item: 11.  DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to (1) use local TxDOT match funding to upfront the expenditures made under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Grant pending State reimburs  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO (1) USE LOCAL TXDOT MATCH FUNDING TO UPFRONT THE EXPENDITURES MADE UNDER THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS) PROGRAM GRANT PENDING STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE CITY'S EXPENDITURES, SUCH FUNDING TO BE UTILIZED TO DEVELOP A MASTER INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THAT PRIORITIZES PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT INCREASED SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN TO BICYCLE AND WALK TO AND FROM SCHOOL, AND THAT SUCH MASTER INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN IS FOR A TWO-MILE SERVICE AREA FROM EACH OF NINETY APPROVED SCHOOL PROJECT AREAS; AND (2) SIGN ANY RELATED PAPERWORK OR AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO UNDERTAKE WORK REQUIRED BY THE SRTS PROGRAM GRANT, TO INCLUDE CONSULTANT AGREEMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, PROVIDED THAT SUCH AGREEMENTS ARE FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING A MASTER INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, DO NOT EXCEED THE $900,000 OF GRANT FUNDING, AND ARE SELECTED THROUGH THE CITY'S ARCHITECT AND ENGINEER SELECTION PROCESS. FUNDING SOURCE: 05791-31255002. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 016653 which amended Title 20 (Zoning) of the El Paso City Code and Ordinance 16746, which amended the effective date of Ordinance 016653, to amend Chapter 20.02 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETE SECTION 20.18.140 H7

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 016653 WHICH AMENDED TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE 16746, WHICH AMENDED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE 016653, TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.02, (DEFINITIONS), TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS FOR ''SIGN, POLE'', AND ''YARD'', TO DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR ''COMMUNITY BUILDING''; BY AMENDING SECTION 20.08.030.C (APPENDIX A), TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES, BY AMENDING 18.10 ''MOTOR CARRIER TERMINAL'' AND TO DESIGNATE THAT A DETAILED SITE PLAN IS REQUIRED IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; BY AMENDING 18.16 (TRANSPORTATION TERMINAL TYPE A) TO REQUIRE A DETAILED SITE PLAN IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.400, (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVANCY OVERLAY) TO REPLACE ''CITY ARCHITECT'' WITH ''HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER''; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.260 (GOVERNMENTAL USES AND BUILDINGS) TO REQUIRE SCREENING FOR CERTAIN HEAVY GOVERNMENTAL USES ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 20.12.020 (TABLE OF DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), (APPENDIX B) TO AMEND THE DENSITY IN THE S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); AMENDING CHAPTER 20.14 (PARKING, LOADING AND STORAGE REGULATIONS) BY DELETING SECTION 20.14.050.C (APPENDIX C), PARKING TABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT B: BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.18, SIGN REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 016653 which amended Title 20 (Zoning) of the El Paso City Code and Ordinance 16746, which amended the effective date of Ordinance 016653, to amend Chapter 20.02 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ELIMINATE THE LANGUAGE REGARDING SIGN STRUCTURES

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 016653 WHICH AMENDED TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE 16746, WHICH AMENDED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE 016653, TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.02, (DEFINITIONS), TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS FOR ''SIGN, POLE'', AND ''YARD'', TO DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR ''COMMUNITY BUILDING''; BY AMENDING SECTION 20.08.030.C (APPENDIX A), TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES, BY AMENDING 18.10 ''MOTOR CARRIER TERMINAL'' AND TO DESIGNATE THAT A DETAILED SITE PLAN IS REQUIRED IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; BY AMENDING 18.16 (TRANSPORTATION TERMINAL TYPE A) TO REQUIRE A DETAILED SITE PLAN IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.400, (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVANCY OVERLAY) TO REPLACE ''CITY ARCHITECT'' WITH ''HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER''; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.260 (GOVERNMENTAL USES AND BUILDINGS) TO REQUIRE SCREENING FOR CERTAIN HEAVY GOVERNMENTAL USES ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 20.12.020 (TABLE OF DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), (APPENDIX B) TO AMEND THE DENSITY IN THE S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); AMENDING CHAPTER 20.14 (PARKING, LOADING AND STORAGE REGULATIONS) BY DELETING SECTION 20.14.050.C (APPENDIX C), PARKING TABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT B: BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.18, SIGN REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 016653 which amended Title 20 (Zoning) of the El Paso City Code and Ordinance 16746, which amended the effective date of Ordinance 016653, to amend Chapter 20.02  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETE 20.18.400, SUBPARAGRAPHS 6 AND 7. THE MOTION FAILED.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 016653 WHICH AMENDED TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE 16746, WHICH AMENDED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE 016653, TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.02, (DEFINITIONS), TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS FOR ''SIGN, POLE'', AND ''YARD'', TO DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR ''COMMUNITY BUILDING''; BY AMENDING SECTION 20.08.030.C (APPENDIX A), TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES, BY AMENDING 18.10 ''MOTOR CARRIER TERMINAL'' AND TO DESIGNATE THAT A DETAILED SITE PLAN IS REQUIRED IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; BY AMENDING 18.16 (TRANSPORTATION TERMINAL TYPE A) TO REQUIRE A DETAILED SITE PLAN IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.400, (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVANCY OVERLAY) TO REPLACE ''CITY ARCHITECT'' WITH ''HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER''; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.260 (GOVERNMENTAL USES AND BUILDINGS) TO REQUIRE SCREENING FOR CERTAIN HEAVY GOVERNMENTAL USES ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 20.12.020 (TABLE OF DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), (APPENDIX B) TO AMEND THE DENSITY IN THE S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); AMENDING CHAPTER 20.14 (PARKING, LOADING AND STORAGE REGULATIONS) BY DELETING SECTION 20.14.050.C (APPENDIX C), PARKING TABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT B: BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.18, SIGN REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 016653 which amended Title 20 (Zoning) of the El Paso City Code and Ordinance 16746, which amended the effective date of Ordinance 016653, to amend Chapter 20.02 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO ALLOW TEMPORARY AND PORTABLE SIGNS TO REMAIN FOR ONE YEAR

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 016653 WHICH AMENDED TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE 16746, WHICH AMENDED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE 016653, TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.02, (DEFINITIONS), TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS FOR ''SIGN, POLE'', AND ''YARD'', TO DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR ''COMMUNITY BUILDING''; BY AMENDING SECTION 20.08.030.C (APPENDIX A), TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES, BY AMENDING 18.10 ''MOTOR CARRIER TERMINAL'' AND TO DESIGNATE THAT A DETAILED SITE PLAN IS REQUIRED IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; BY AMENDING 18.16 (TRANSPORTATION TERMINAL TYPE A) TO REQUIRE A DETAILED SITE PLAN IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.400, (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVANCY OVERLAY) TO REPLACE ''CITY ARCHITECT'' WITH ''HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER''; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.260 (GOVERNMENTAL USES AND BUILDINGS) TO REQUIRE SCREENING FOR CERTAIN HEAVY GOVERNMENTAL USES ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 20.12.020 (TABLE OF DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), (APPENDIX B) TO AMEND THE DENSITY IN THE S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); AMENDING CHAPTER 20.14 (PARKING, LOADING AND STORAGE REGULATIONS) BY DELETING SECTION 20.14.050.C (APPENDIX C), PARKING TABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT B: BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.18, SIGN REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 016653 which amended Title 20 (Zoning) of the El Paso City Code and Ordinance 16746, which amended the effective date of Ordinance 016653, to amend Chapter 20.02 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 016653 WHICH AMENDED TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE AND ORDINANCE 16746, WHICH AMENDED THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE 016653, TO AMEND CHAPTER 20.02, (DEFINITIONS), TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS FOR ''SIGN, POLE'', AND ''YARD'', TO DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR ''COMMUNITY BUILDING''; BY AMENDING SECTION 20.08.030.C (APPENDIX A), TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES, BY AMENDING 18.10 ''MOTOR CARRIER TERMINAL'' AND TO DESIGNATE THAT A DETAILED SITE PLAN IS REQUIRED IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; BY AMENDING 18.16 (TRANSPORTATION TERMINAL TYPE A) TO REQUIRE A DETAILED SITE PLAN IN THE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL (P-I) DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.400, (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVANCY OVERLAY) TO REPLACE ''CITY ARCHITECT'' WITH ''HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER''; AMENDING SECTION 20.10.260 (GOVERNMENTAL USES AND BUILDINGS) TO REQUIRE SCREENING FOR CERTAIN HEAVY GOVERNMENTAL USES ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 20.12.020 (TABLE OF DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), (APPENDIX B) TO AMEND THE DENSITY IN THE S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT); AMENDING CHAPTER 20.14 (PARKING, LOADING AND STORAGE REGULATIONS) BY DELETING SECTION 20.14.050.C (APPENDIX C), PARKING TABLE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT B: BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.18, SIGN REGULATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4631

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12B.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 119, Block 20, Loretto Place, Second Section 500 Raynolds"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOT 119, BLOCK 20, LORETTO PLACE, SECOND SECTION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO S-D/C (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT/CONDITIONS) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 500 RAYNOLDS. APPLICANT: AMALIA ESCOBEDO. ZON07-00067 (DISTRICT 2) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARLAN GREER, (915) 541-4723] POSTPONED FROM 10-16-07

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 13.  PUBLIC HEARING - EL PASO WATER UTILITIES: An Ordinance of the City of El Paso, Texas, authorizing the City Manager to execute a Special Warranty Deed and any other necessary documents as required for the sale and conveyance as recommended by the El Paso  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED AND ANY OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED FOR THE SALE AND CONVEYANCE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY TO STANLEY P. JOBE, THE SOLE AND HIGHEST BIDDER, SUCH LAND TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 40.0288 ACRES OF LAND OUT OF A PORTION OF TRACT 1, SECTION 16, BLOCK 80, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, LOCATED IN NORTHEAST EL PASO. (DISTRICT 4) [EL PASO WATER UTILITIES, ROBERT D. ANDRON, (915) 594-5607]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 14.  PUBLIC HEARING - MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS: An Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.40 (Department of Museums and Cultural Affairs)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL), CHAPTER 2.40 (DEPARTMENT OF MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS), CHANGING MULTIPLE SECTIONS TO CORRECT BOARD AND MUSEUM NAMES, CHANGE QUORUM REQUIREMENTS, AND CLARIFY CROSS-APPOINTMENTS; ADDING SECTION 2.40.080 TO CODIFY THE ORDINANCE CREATING THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY ADVISORY BOARD; AND ADDING SECTION 2.40.090 TO CREATE AN EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUSEUMS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS, YOLANDA ALAMEDA, (915) 541-4896]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 15.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the City of El Paso International Bridge Commission's request that the parties responsible for the construction on the downtown port of entry postpone the activation of the rerouting of pedestrians to t  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CITY OF EL PASO INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMMISSION'S REQUEST THAT THE PARTIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE DOWNTOWN PORT OF ENTRY POSTPONE THE ACTIVATION OF THE REROUTING OF PEDESTRIANS TO THE NEW TEMPORARY RELEASE POINT FOR THE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC AT THE PASO DEL NORTE BRIDGE UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 6, 2008. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

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OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 16.  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Presentation of the Digital El Paso Project by Peter Cooper & Gary Gordier. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION OF THE DIGITAL EL PASO PROJECT BY PETER COOPER & GARY GORDIER. [INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, GERALD GORDIER, (915) 541-4746]

[MAYOR'S OFFICE, ROBERT ANDRADE, (915) 541-4591]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 17A.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action regarding update on the Health District Transition to a City Health Department."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING UPDATE ON THE HEALTH DISTRICT TRANSITION TO A CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. [OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4777]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 17B.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on an Interlocal Agreement between the City and the El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District relating to the transfer of certain employees into the City Civil Service System on January 1, 2008."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE EL PASO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRICT RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES INTO THE CITY CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM ON JANUARY 1, 2008. [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE HENGEN, (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. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Claim of Capps Van & Car Rental, Our File No. 07-C-122. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE CLAIM OF CAPPS VAN & CAR RENTAL, OUR FILE NO. 07-C-122.

CLAIM OF CAPPS VAN & CAR RENTAL, OUR FILE NO. 07-C-122. (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 NO
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin NOT PRESENT
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX2.  Claim of Juan Ramiro Velasquez, Our File No. 06-C-171. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT CLAIMANT’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF JUAN RAMIRO VELASQUEZ, OUR FILE NO. 06-C-171.

CLAIM OF JUAN RAMIRO VELASQUEZ, OUR FILE NO. 06-C-171. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MICHELE C. DALY, (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. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin NOT PRESENT
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX3.  Discussion and action on the following Empowerment Zone Loans (551.071): "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTEREST AND POSITION BOTH AFFIRMATIVE AND DEFENSIVE, AS NECESSARY, RELATED TO COLLECTION EFFORTS AND DEBT RECOVERY OF THE FOLLOWING EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOANS:

1. LOANS EZRF-68 AND EZRF-68.2 AGAINST RIGOBERTO ALVARADO D.B.A. RAL ENTERPRISES AND THE LOAN GUARANTOR RIGOBERTO ALVARADO;

2. LOAN RLF-58.1 AGAINST JOEL PONCE D.B.A. ASADEROS PONCE AND THE LOAN GUARANTOR JOEL PONCE;

3. LOAN EZRLF-04 TO LORENZO ALVARADO D.B.A. CAPITAL VIDEOS; AND

4. LOAN RLF-79 TO ALBERTO BOLLY ROSALES AND MARIA LETICIA CAMARENA D.B.A. TOBE'S WATCHES

THIS MOTION IS INTENDED TO GRANT BROAD AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THESE MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INITIATION OF AND RESPONSE TO, LITIGATION, PROOF OF CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS AND ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDING OR PROCESS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY MANAGER. THIS AUTHORIZATION ALSO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY TO RETAIN OUTSIDE COUNSEL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER.


DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOANS:

A. RIGOBERTO ALVARADO D.B.A. RAL ENTERPRISES, LOAN NO. EZRF-68

B. RIGOBERTO ALVARADO D.B.A. RAL ENTERPRISES, LOAN NO. EZRF-68.1

C. JOEL PONCE D.B.A. ASADEROS PONCE, LOAN NO. RLF-58.1

D. LORENZO ALVARADO D.B.A. CAPITAL VIDEOS, LOAN NO. EZRLF-04

E. ALBERTO BOLLY ROSALES AND MARIA LETICIA CAMARENA D.B.A. TOBE'S WATCHES, LOAN NO. RLF-79

(551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (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. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin NOT PRESENT
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING
   
 

"MTB1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE CAMINO REAL INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT TERMINAL SITE LOCATION STUDY RESULTS BY CARTER & BURGESS."

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE CAMINO REAL INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT TERMINAL SITE LOCATION STUDY RESULTS BY CARTER & BURGESS. (ACTION 07-54)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: MTB2.  Resolution to: (a) accept the Camino Real International Transit Terminal Site Location Study: and (b) authorize the City Manager to pursue the recommendations of the Study, including the disposal of 601 S. Santa Fe, all in accordance with Federal Transit   (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO: (A) ACCEPT THE CAMINO REAL INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT TERMINAL SITE LOCATION STUDY: AND (B) AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO PURSUE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STUDY, INCLUDING THE DISPOSAL OF 601 S. SANTA FE, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION RULES AND REGULATIONS. (ACTION 07-55)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: MTBEX1.  Discussion and action on Lease Agreement with the University of Texas Board of Regents for a 3.8 acre site on the University of Texas at El Paso's campus. 551.072, Deliberations about Real Property"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE THE ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS BOARD OF REGENTS FOR A 3.8 ACRE SITE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO'S CAMPUS. 551.072, DELIBERATIONS ABOUT REAL PROPERTY.

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LUPE CUELLAR, (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. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES


 
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