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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 11/6/2007
 
   
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 OCTOBER 30, 2007.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 30, 2007. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE THE ASSIGNMENT OF ANY EXISTING EL PASO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRICT CONTRACT, GRANT AGREEMENT, AND LEASE WHICH EXTENDS PAST DECEMBER 31, 2007, FROM THE DISTRICT TO THE CITY, TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE THE ASSIGNMENT OF ANY EXISTING EL PASO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRICT CONTRACT, GRANT AGREEMENT, AND LEASE WHICH EXTENDS PAST DECEMBER 31, 2007, FROM THE DISTRICT TO THE CITY, TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE HENGEN, (915) 541-4550

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE EL PASO HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH THE EL PASO HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR $90,000 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008, FOR SMALL BUSINESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ($66,000), AND REVOLVING LOAN FUND ADMINISTRATION ($24,000). (ALL DISTRICTS) [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND FRANK X. SPENCER & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CORONADO STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND FRANK X. SPENCER & ASSOCIATES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, TO PERFORM CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CORONADO STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II'' IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $64,970. (DISTRICT 3) [ENGINEERING, JAVIER REYES, (915) 541-4630]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR A PORTION OF BLOCK 12, LOT 1

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL EASEMENT TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR A PORTION OF BLOCK 12, LOT 1, EAST EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE RAWLINGS DENTAL CLINIC LOCATED AT 3301 PERA AVENUE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY INITIAL SECURITY, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2005-151 EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY INITIAL SECURITY, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2005-151 PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C 8A OF THE CONTRACT CLAUSES DUE TO CONVENIENCE AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY JET GRAPHIC DBA PRINT WORLD GRAPHICS, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2006-104-C1EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY JET GRAPHIC DBA PRINT WORLD GRAPHICS, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2006-104-C1 FOR DEFAULT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C 8B OF THE CONTRACT CLAUSES DUE TO THE FAILURE TO PERFORM PRINTING SERVICES AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2007. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"3G. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIRST AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE DESIGNATED METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA (''MPO''), AND THE INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y PLANEACIÓN, (''IMIP'')

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIRST AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE DESIGNATED METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA (''MPO''), AND THE INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y PLANEACIÓN, (''IMIP'') WHEREIN MPO WILL PROVIDE ANALYSIS AND GIS TECHNICAL WORK FOR IMIP TRAVEL STUDY. THIS AMENDMENT WILL INCREASE THE TOTAL REIMBURSEMENT BY IMIP TO $38,000; EXPAND THE SCOPE OF WORK; AND EXTEND THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR TO EXPIRE OCTOBER 30, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS) (METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, RICARDO DOMINGUEZ, (915) 591-9735, EXT. 19]

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO INSTITUTE FOR POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO IN AN AMOUNT OF $15,000 FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO'S INSTITUTE FOR POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO DEVELOP A SURVEY OF CITY RESIDENTS REGARDING THE FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

"3I. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY FOR A TERM OF FIVE YEARS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ZOO, STEVE MARSHALL, (915) 521-1850]

"4A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: PAUL G. ZACOUR TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

PAUL G. ZACOUR TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, DISTRICT 7. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: HERSCHEL STRINGFIELD TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

HERSCHEL STRINGFIELD TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION TO SERVE AS AN ALTERNATE BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4015]

"4C. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: MICHAEL BRAY TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

MICHAEL BRAY TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4015]

"5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

TAX REFUNDS

NOVEMBER 6, 2007

A. INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #A523-999-0030-0175).

B. EL PASO ANIMAL EMERGENCY CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,780.26 OVERPAYMENT OF 2004 TAXES. (PID #B202-999-0520-4100).

C. HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,637.75 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #C942-999-0080-3500).

D. HSBC C/O FIS TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,405.61 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #M820-999-0070-3300).

E. HSBC C/O FIS TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,204.22 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #P324-999-0300-7600).

F. CIT CONSUMER FINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,379.34 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #S052-999-0040-6100).

G. GMAC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,230.94 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #S812-999-0010-4200).

H. PATRICIA K. AND JESSE R. MORENO IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,948.73 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #S812-999-0330-3700).

I. MOUNTAIN VISTA BUILDERS, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,549.60 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #U819-999-011E-0014).

J. MCDONALD'S CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,988.85 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #Y600-999-0010-0100).

"6. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO SMITHS DETECTION, SOLE SOURCE NO. 2008-052

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO SMITHS DETECTION, THE SOLE MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR AND PROVIDER OF ALL CONFIGURATION AND ACCESSORIES OF THE HAZMATID SYSTEM WHICH IS USED FOR CHEMICAL IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

TOTAL AWARD: $62,500

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 07184 - 503101 - G220802

FUNDING SOURCE: METROPOLITAN MEDICAL RESPONSE SERVICE GRANT

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2008-052

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"7. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-021 (PRINTING-NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MANUALS) TO PASO DEL NORTE PUBLISHING INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-021 (PRINTING-NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MANUALS) TO PASO DEL NORTE PUBLISHING INC. FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $65,214.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

AWARD TO: PASO DEL NORTE PUBLISHING INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: NONE - ONE TIME PURCHASE

ACCOUNT NO.: 21150060-16371-502116-PROJECT 500231

FUNDING SOURCE: FEDERAL CONFISCATED FUNDS, PROMOTIONAL SERVICES

TOTAL AWARD: $65,214

DISTRICTS: ALL

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND POLICE RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER MEETING SPECIFICATIONS.

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

"8. BUDGET TRANSFERS: BT2008-207 ZOO BUDGET TRANSFER WILL ALLOCATE FUNDING TO ADDRESS AREAS OF CONCERN RELATING TO REVISED ANIMAL CARE STANDARDS IN PREPARATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUM ACCREDITATION SITE COMMITTEE VISIT ON JANUARY 6, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

BT2008-207 ZOO

BUDGET TRANSFER WILL ALLOCATE FUNDING TO ADDRESS AREAS OF CONCERN RELATING TO REVISED ANIMAL CARE STANDARDS IN PREPARATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUM ACCREDITATION SITE COMMITTEE VISIT ON JANUARY 6, 2008.

INCREASE $181,000 TO FUND BALANCE TRANSFER

INCREASE $ 20,000 TO BUILDINGS/FACILITIES

INCREASE $ 96,000 TO CONTRACTUAL SERVICES

INCREASE $ 65,000 TO MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

(ALL DISTRICTS)

[ZOO, STEVE MARSHALL, (915) 521-1850] [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. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A.  - 9E. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER: "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED AS REVISED

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.

9A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), TO CREATE CHAPTER 9.02 (DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH), AND SECTIONS THEREUNDER, IN THE EL PASO CITY CODE, TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH THE FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT KNOWN AS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE HENGEN, (915) 541-4550]

9B. AN ORDINANCE VACATING A TWENTY-FOOT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (PSB) EASEMENT LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOT 45, BLOCK 20, RIVER PARK WEST UNIT NINE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUBJECT PROPERTY LOCATION: NORTH OF ARTCRAFT ROAD AND EAST OF WESTSIDE DRIVE. APPLICANT: RPW DEVELOPMENT. SUB07 00095. (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, RAUL GARCIA, (915) 541-4935]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 13, 2007, FOR ITEMS 9A - 9B

9C. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00085 TO SATISFY PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR PARCEL 1, DESCRIBED AS LOTS 17-32, BLOCK 43, BASSETT ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS (2101 MYRTLE AVENUE); BY ALLOWING OFF-SITE/OFF-STREET PARKING ON PARCEL 2, DESCRIBED AS LOTS 6-11 AND 18, AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 5 AND 19, BLOCK 42, BASSETT ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS (2000 TEXAS AVENUE); PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.08.030 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

9D. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00086 TO ALLOW FOR A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 17 - 32, BLOCK 43, BASSETT ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.08.030 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2101 MYRTLE AVENUE. APPLICANT: EL PUENTE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. ZON07-00086 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

9E. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS: PARCEL 1: A PORTION OF TRACT 1A5, SECTION 45, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS, BE CHANGED FROM R-5/SP (RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL PERMIT) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL); AND PARCEL 2: A PORTION OF TRACT 1A5, SECTION 45, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, BE CHANGED FROM C-1 (COMMERCIAL) TO R-5 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: SOUTH OF PEBBLE HILLS BOULEVARD, EAST OF JOE BATTLE BOULEVARD. APPLICANT: JNC LAND, INC. ZON07 00091 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 27, 2007, FOR ITEMS 9C - 9E

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 DID NOT VOTE
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: 10A.  PUBLIC HEARINGS - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution releasing conditions placed on property by a contract dated March 29, 1983, on Lot 4, Block 15, Sageland Addition Unit 4, ZON07-00082 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED "

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION RELEASING CONDITIONS PLACED ON PROPERTY BY A CONTRACT DATED MARCH 29, 1983, WHICH IMPOSED CONDITIONS ON LOT 4, BLOCK 15, SAGELAND ADDITION UNIT 4, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND IMPOSING ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS. APPLICANT: LIN & WANG GATEWAY LP. ZON07-00082 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, FRANK DELGADO, (915) 541-4238]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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: 10B.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tracts 3 & 4, Block 6, Christy Tract in Block 31, 8031 Valley View Drive. ZON07-00083"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACTS 3 & 4, BLOCK 6, CHRISTY TRACT IN BLOCK 31, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO R-3 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 8031 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE. APPLICANT: SERGIO ELGUEA. ZON07-00083 (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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: 10C.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 28 and 29 and a portion of Lot 30, Block 6, Second Revised Map of Mundy Heights, 1509 Upson Drive. ZON07-00095"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 28 AND 29 AND A PORTION OF LOT 30, BLOCK 6, SECOND REVISED MAP OF MUNDY HEIGHTS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4/H (RESIDENTIAL/HISTORIC) TO A 2/H (APARTMENT/HISTORIC). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1509 UPSON DRIVE. APPLICANT: WINTON CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC. ZON07-00095 (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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: 10D.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON07-00071 to allow for an infill development to reduce setbacks on the property described as Lots 28 and 29 and a portion of Lot 30, Block 6, Second Revised Map of Mundy H  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00071 TO ALLOW FOR AN INFILL DEVELOPMENT TO REDUCE SETBACKS ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 28 AND 29 AND A PORTION OF LOT 30, BLOCK 6, SECOND REVISED MAP OF MUNDY HEIGHTS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.08.030 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1509 UPSON DRIVE. APPLICANT: WINTON CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC. ZON07-00071 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MELISSA GRANADO, (915) 541-4730]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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: 10E.  PUBLIC HEARING - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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, south of Americas and east of Pan American. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
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: 11.  PUBLIC HEARING - FIRE DEPARTMENT: An Ordinance granting a franchise to Elite Medical Transport to operate a non-emergency ambulance transfer service."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and Action on changing City policy to require the notification to City Representatives of any meetings."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CHANGING CITY POLICY TO REQUIRE THE NOTIFICATION TO CITY REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY MEETINGS TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE CITY OF EL PASO REGARDING ANY CITY ISSUES. CITY REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE INFORMED OR NOTIFIED OF ANY CITY-WIDE ISSUES/MEETINGS TAKING PLACE AS CITY REPRESENTATIVES CANNOT ADEQUATELY REPRESENT THEIR CONSTITUENTS IF THEY ARE NOT PRIVY TO INFORMATION TAKEN, DISCUSSED OR APPROVED AT ANY MEETING THAT THEY WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF. CITY MEETINGS SHOULD BE POSTED AS PUBLIC MEETINGS AND/OR SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT; BY REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO. [REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

   
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Item: 12B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the upcoming retirement of Chief Richard Wiles."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE UPCOMING RETIREMENT OF CHIEF RICHARD WILES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING A POLICE COMMISSION POSITION, INSTEAD OF A POLICE CHIEF POSITION, AND SENDING THIS PROPOSAL TO THE VOTERS AND PLACING THIS ITEM ON THE BALLOT DURING THE NEXT REGULAR ELECTION; TO ALLOW THE CITIZENS OF EL PASO TO DETERMINE IF EL PASO SHOULD HAVE A POLICE COMMISSIONER ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OR A POLICE CHIEF APPOINTED BY THE CITY MANAGER; BY REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO. [REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515]

   
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Item: 13A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on Sandstone Ranch Estates Unit Two Subdivision for a Conditional ''B'' permit."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON SANDSTONE RANCH ESTATES UNIT TWO SUBDIVISION-OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE CITY COUNCIL FOR A CONDITIONAL ''B'' PERMIT AS PER SECTION 18.02.103.1.1.6 PREREQUISITE TO ISSUANCE OF PERMITS. (DISTRICT 4) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557

   
Votes:

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1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
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: 13B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on Tres Suenos Unit One Subdivision for a Conditional ''B'' permit"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON TRES SUENOS UNIT ONE SUBDIVISION-OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE CITY COUNCIL FOR A CONDITIONAL ''B'' PERMIT AS PER SECTION 18.02.103.1.1.6 PREREQUISITE TO ISSUANCE OF PERMITS. (DISTRICT 5)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

   
Votes:

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OFFICIAL

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1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
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: 14.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution amending the City's Debt Management Policy."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE CITY'S DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

POSTPONED FROM 10-23-07

   
Votes:

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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.  Discussion and action related to Asarco pending litigation and other legal matters. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES THE MAYOR TO FILE A LETTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REFLECTING THE POSITION OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CONSTITUTING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT REGARDING THE EL PASO COUNTY METALS SURVEY SITE IN THE BANKRUPTCY CASE STYLED IN RE ASARCO, LLC, NO. 05-2120.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION RELATED TO ASARCO PENDING LITIGATION AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

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1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano ABSTAIN
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: EX2.  Settlement Authority of the City Attorney. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE LOZANO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL GRANT SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY WITH REGARD TO:

1) CLAIMS BASED ON THE THEORY OF QUANTUM MERUIT;

2) COLLECTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY;

3) CLAIMS RELATED TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; AND FURTHER;

AUTHORIZE THE CITY ATTORNEY OR THE CITY MANAGER OR THEIR DESIGNEES TO SIGN ALL APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE ANY SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.


SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY ATTORNEY. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

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


 
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