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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 2/19/2008
 
   
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 FEBRUARY 12, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 12, 2008. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES, INC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING THE TERM TO AUGUST 31, 2009, AND AMENDING EXHIBITS B-1 AND B-2. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND FRONTIER AIRLINES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND FRONTIER AIRLINES, INC. IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME FORM AS ATTACHED HERETO FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING THE TERM TO AUGUST 31, 2009, AND REPLACING EXHIBITS A, B-1, AND B-2. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3C. RESOLUTION: APPROVING A DETAILED SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A PORTION OF LOT 18, BLOCK 2, MONTWOOD HEIGHTS UNIT FOUR, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO A CONDITION IMPOSED BY ORDINANCE NO. 011446. SOUTH OF MONTWOOD DRIVE AND WEST OF SUN FIRE BOULEVARD.

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR ONE (1) WEEK

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A DETAILED SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A PORTION OF LOT 18, BLOCK 2, MONTWOOD HEIGHTS UNIT FOUR, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO A CONDITION IMPOSED BY ORDINANCE NO. 011446. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: SOUTH OF MONTWOOD DRIVE AND WEST OF SUN FIRE BOULEVARD. APPLICANT: SW C-STORES, LLC. ZON07-00147 (DISTRICT 6) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN 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 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES RESEARCH CENTER (''ICRC'')

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN 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 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES RESEARCH CENTER (''ICRC'') AS THE DEVELOPER AND KEEPER OF THE TRANSBORDER TRAVEL DEMAND MODEL (''TTDM'') ON INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC FORECASTING FOR THE EL PASO-CIUDAD JUAREZ REGION. THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR ICRC TO UPDATE THE TTDM'S VALIDATION TO YEAR 2005 IN ORDER TO MAKE IT CONSISTENT WITH MORE RECENT EL PASO AND CIUDAD JUAREZ TRAVEL FORECASTING MODELS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA RECENTLY PREPARED BY THE INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE INVESTIGACION Y PLANEACION (''IMIP''). THIS AGREEMENT IS FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 29, 2008, UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2009. THE TOTAL PAYMENT TO ICRC SHALL NOT EXCEED $54,000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, ROY GILYARD, (915) 591-9735]

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO INCORPORATES APPROXIMATELY 1.5 ACRES OF UNIMPROVED PROPERTY INTO ITS YUCCA PARK

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO INCORPORATES APPROXIMATELY 1.5 ACRES OF UNIMPROVED PROPERTY INTO ITS YUCCA PARK AND CONFIRMS THE DEDICATION OF THE APPROXIMATELY 18 ACRES OF LAND DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT ''A'' IS PARKLAND AND WILL BE KNOWN AS YUCCA PARK. (DISTRICT 7)

[PARKS AND RECREATION, BARRY RUSSELL, (915) 541-4292]

"4. 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].

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

FEBRUARY 19, 2008

A. FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,119.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R460-999-0040-0200).

B. LAURA SANCHEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,842.62 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #A670-999-0050-1000).

C. BENJAMIN F. & JOANNE E. GOMERSALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,923.22 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C809-999-0100-3600).

D. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,775.54 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C942-999-0120-3100).

E. BASILIO A. SILVA IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,968.89 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #D485-999-0010-0500).

F. JESUS & SANDRA AZUA IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,682.53 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #E075-0000-0050-3000).

G. GERARDO D. & LUZ M. SERRATO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,104.37 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #E076-000-0060-2400).

H. FIRST LIGHT AND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,300.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #E207-999-0110-8100).

I. DEL NORTE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,429.99 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #F609-999-0030-3600).

J. STEPHEN P. RANKIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,145.56 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #G770-999-0030-0500).

K. CITI RESIDENTIAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,965.14 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #H453-999-0350-4300).

L. FIRST LIGHT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,997.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #H540-999-0010-1500).

M. LONE STAR TITLE AGENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,922.16 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #H540-999-0070-0900).

N. FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,905.10 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (K216-999-0230-6100).

O. WILL P. HARVEY TRUST ESTATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,623.42 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #M327-999-0090-6400).

P. COLONIAL SAVINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,312.35 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #M579-999-0030-0100).

Q. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,109.90 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #M638-999-0170-8900).

R. FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE AGENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,765.67 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #N425-999-0320-9125).

S. LARA PROPERTIES L P IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,780.82 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #P395-999-0020-0325).

T. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,926.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #P783-999-0150-7500).

U. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,935.96 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R246-999-0180-2300).

V. COMP USA STORES LP IN THE AMOUNT OF $59,205.70 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #1996-999-0861-0034).

W. CHRISTOPHER PALMER IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,938.86 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R460-999-0400-2510).

X. FIRST LIGHT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,862.84 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R576-999-0250-1300).

Y. SIERRA TITLE CO. IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,108.96 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S075-000-0520-1100).

Z. FIRST LIGHT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,200.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S237-999-0570-1900).

AA. DEL NORTE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,017.88 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S380-999-0220-1400).

BB. FIRST LIGHT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,328.90 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S804-999-0400-4100).

CC. LONE STAR TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,555.22 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S812-999-0080-1800).

DD. SYLVIA GARAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,575.09 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #T230-999-0120-0500).

EE. OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,517.53 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0560-2600).

FF. WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,041.42 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-4030-2100).

GG. YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,505.03 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-5730-0100).

HH. RONNIE & GALE STAIR IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,954.52 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V894-999-0160-1700).

II. LONE STAR TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,281.97 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-1160-3200).

JJ. TRANSCONTINENTAL TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,252.07 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #927-999-0280-0800).

KK. CARRINGTON MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,505.80 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V927-999-0300-2500).

LL. SIERRA TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,623.27 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #W145-999-0080-2400).

MM. ZONIA H. RIVAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,314.09 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C818-999-0670-4100).

"5A. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2006-073 (ALTERNATORS AND STARTERS - LIGHT DUTY) WITH WESTFLEET AND MAIN AUTO PARTS FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2006-073 (ALTERNATORS AND STARTERS - LIGHT DUTY) WITH WESTFLEET AND MAIN AUTO PARTS FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS EACH PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS TO AN AWARD APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 21, 2006. CONTRACT PERIOD IS MARCH 21, 2009, TO MARCH 21, 2011.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

OPTION: ONE [OF ONE]

ACCOUNT NO.: 37370510 - 45202 - 503121

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES, FLEET SERVICE DIVISION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $56,000 (2-YEAR EXTENSION FOR BOTH VENDORS)

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"5B. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2006-081 (AUTOMOTIVE PARTS PRICE LIST - ALTERNATORS AND STARTERS - HEAVY DUTY APPLICATIONS) WITH MHC KENWORTH AND BXW ELECTRICAL REBUILDERS FOR ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2006-081 (AUTOMOTIVE PARTS PRICE LIST - ALTERNATORS AND STARTERS - HEAVY DUTY APPLICATIONS) WITH MHC KENWORTH AND BXW ELECTRICAL REBUILDERS FOR ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR EACH PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS TO AN AWARD APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON APRIL 4, 2006. CONTRACT PERIOD IS APRIL 22, 2009, TO APRIL 22, 2010.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

OPTION: ONE [OF ONE]

ACCOUNT NO.: 37370510 - 45202 - 503121

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES, FLEET SERVICE DIVISION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $19,000 (TOTAL $15,000 FOR 1 YEAR EXTENSION FOR MHC KENWORTH AND $4,000 FOR 1 YEAR EXTENSION FOR BXW ELECTRICAL REBUILDERS)

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"6A. BID: REQUEST REJECTION OF ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-079 (PROPRIETARY PARTS & SERVICES - YORK HVAC SYSTEMS) AS RECOMMENDED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BUILDING MAINTENANCE DIVISION, BECAUSE THE ONLY BID RECEIVED WAS NON-RESPONSIVE.

ACTION TAKEN: REJECTED

REQUEST REJECTION OF ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-079 (PROPRIETARY PARTS & SERVICES - YORK HVAC SYSTEMS) AS RECOMMENDED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BUILDING MAINTENANCE DIVISION, BECAUSE THE ONLY BID RECEIVED WAS NON-RESPONSIVE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"6B. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-080 (PROPRIETARY PARTS & SERVICES - PLYMOVENT VEHICLE EXHAUST EXTRACTION SYSTEMS) TO AIR CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-080 (PROPRIETARY PARTS & SERVICES - PLYMOVENT VEHICLE EXHAUST EXTRACTION SYSTEMS) TO AIR CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $120,000.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: AIR CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA

ITEMS: ALL

ANNUAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT: $40,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 01101 - 31310326 - 502226

FUNDING SOURCE: BUILDINGS/FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD: $120,000

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT.

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, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7A.  - 7D. 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.

7A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.030 (SCHEDULE III - PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A NEW LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BASSETT AVENUE BETWEEN WILLIAMS STREET AND LAUREL STREET. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

7B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.150 (SCHEDULE XIV, SPEED LIMITS), SUBSECTION ''R'' (SPEED LIMITS ON THE NORTH-SOUTH FREEWAY), SUBPARAGRAPH 4 (ON THE FRONTAGE ROADS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND THE SPEED LIMITS ON THE NORTH-SOUTH FREEWAY FRONTAGE ROAD. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 2) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 26, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7A - 7B

7C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL 1: TRACT 3C AND A PORTION OF TRACTS 3A AND 3B, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY NO. 240, AND A PORTION OF TRACT 1A, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY NO. 241; PARCEL 2: A PORTION OF TRACT 3A, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY 240; AND PARCEL 3: A PORTION OF TRACT 3A, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY NO. 240, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PARCEL 1: FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-3A (RESIDENTIAL); PARCEL 2: FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL); AND PARCEL 3: FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A-2 (APARTMENT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF BORDERLAND ROAD AND WEST OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10. APPLICANTS: TROPICANA DEVELOPMENT INC. ZON07-00150 (DISTRICT 1)

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

7D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 36 AND 37, BLOCK 84, FRANKLIN HEIGHTS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-2 (APARTMENT) TO A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1123 RIO GRANDE AVENUE. APPLICANT: W. MATT WATSON. ZON07-00155 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4192]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 11, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7C - 7D

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 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-034 (Municipal Service Center East) to Dantex Construction Co., Inc. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-034 (MUNICIPAL SERVICE CENTER EAST) TO DANTEX CONSTRUCTION CO., INC FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $3,474,000.

DEPARTMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: DANTEX CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

BASE BID I: $3,474,000

ACCOUNT NO. 34010289 - PSWM0009 - 40499 - 508027

FUNDING SOURCE: SWM 2004 REVENUE BOND FUNDS

DISTRICT: 7

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 LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES - PURCHASING DIVISION, ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE BIDDER OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID. [ENGINEERING, ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-056 (EPIA Terminal Modifications and Additional Public Concessions) to VISTACON, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-056 (EPIA TERMINAL MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL PUBLIC CONCESSIONS) TO VISTACON, INC. FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $9,645,000.

DEPARTMENT: EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

AWARD TO: VISTACON, INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEMS: BASE BID: $9,425,000

ALTERNATE 1: $65,000

ALTERNATE 2: $155,000

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $9,645,000

ACCOUNT NO. 62620028-PAP0037-41077-508027

FUNDING SOURCE: EPIA ENTERPRISE FUNDS

DISTRICT: 2

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 LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES - PURCHASING DIVISION, ENGINEERING AND EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEPARTMENTS RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE BIDDER OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID. [ENGINEERING, ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Professional Services Agreement between the City of El Paso and Paragon Project Resources, Inc., a Texas Corporation, to perform consulting services for a project   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PARAGON PROJECT RESOURCES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, TO PERFORM CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES - EPIA TERMINAL RENOVATIONS'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $836,255.19. (DISTRICT 2) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON06-00148 to allow for an infill development to allow reduced lot depth and setbacks on the property described as a portion of Tracts 8 and 9, Block C, Christy Tract, City of El Paso, El P  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON06-00148 TO ALLOW FOR AN INFILL DEVELOPMENT TO ALLOW REDUCED LOT DEPTH AND SETBACKS ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK C, CHRISTY TRACT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.08.030.C OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 536 JAMES STREET. APPLICANT: RODOLFO GONZALEZ. ZON06-00148 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MELISSA KELLUM, (915) 541-4730]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 9 and 10, Block 28, Cotton Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 2419 Grant Avenue. ZON07-00119 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DENIED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 28, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A O (APARTMENT/OFFICE) AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2419 GRANT AVENUE. APPLICANT: AQUA INVESTMENTS. ZON07-00119 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4192]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 28, 29, and 30, Block 12, Sahara Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, 5701 Saluki Drive and the abutting Lot 28, east of 5701 Saluki Drive. ZON07-00128"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 28, 29, AND 30, BLOCK 12, SAHARA ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-5 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 5701 SALUKI DRIVE AND THE ABUTTING LOT 28, EAST OF 5701 SALUKI DRIVE. APPLICANT: TIMOTHY A. GAMWELL. ZON07-00128 (DISTRICT 4) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ERNESTO ARRIOLA, (915) 541-4723]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning 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, 1500 ft. north of Dyer Street and west of Odonnell Stree  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING 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, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO M-1 (LIGHT MANUFACTURING) AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1500 FT. NORTH OF DYER STREET AND WEST OF ODONNELL STREET. APPLICANT: JOBE MATERIALS, L.P. ZON07-00157 (DISTRICT 4) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 14A, A.F. Miller Survey No. 210 and a portion of Tract 3-B-3-A, John Whittaker Survey No. 134, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, south of Dianjou Drive and west of Bartle  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACT 14A, A.F. MILLER SURVEY NO. 210 AND A PORTION OF TRACT 3-B-3-A, JOHN WHITTAKER SURVEY NO. 134, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-4 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: SOUTH OF DIANJOU DRIVE AND WEST OF BARTLETT DRIVE. APPLICANTS: MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOMES. ZON07-00129 (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10F.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance approving the assignment of a Special Privilege granted to Warren T. Burns, Jr. by Ordinance No. 014331 to Clean Group, L.P "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ASSIGNMENT OF A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE GRANTED TO WARREN T. BURNS, JR. BY ORDINANCE NO. 014331 TO CLEAN GROUP, L.P PERMITTING THE ENCROACHMENT OF AN OUTDOOR PATIO CAFÉ ONTO PORTIONS OF PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITHIN BLOCK 170, CAMPBELL ADDITION. SP98-137 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Professional Services Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and Murray, Montgomery, and O'Donnell for outside counsel in connection with the Ci  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MURRAY, MONTGOMERY, AND O'DONNELL FOR OUTSIDE COUNSEL IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY OF EL PASO'S FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM. THE CONTRACT TERM WILL BE FROM FEBRUARY 12, 2008, THROUGH AND INCLUDING FEBRUARY 11, 2009, WITH ONE RENEWAL TERM OF ONE YEAR. COMPENSATION FOR EACH YEAR SHALL NOT EXCEED $116,000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4656]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution approving the City of El Paso 2008 Federal Legislative Priorities and 2009 Appropriations Requests and adopting a statement of policy for the City of El Paso regarding Federal Legislation and acti  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF EL PASO 2008 FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AND 2009 APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS AND ADOPTING A STATEMENT OF POLICY FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO REGARDING FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND ACTIONS BEFORE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915)541-4656]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a First Amendment to the 2007 Affiliate Event Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and The Texas Round-Up, Inc. to automatically and annually re  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 AFFILIATE EVENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE TEXAS ROUND-UP, INC. TO AUTOMATICALLY AND ANNUALLY RENEW THE AGREEMENT, UNLESS EITHER PARTY PROVIDES THIRTY DAYS PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE TO TERMINATE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4656]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on Conditional B permit for Tierra Del Este Unit Forty Nine Subdivision. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CONDITIONAL B PERMIT FOR TIERRA DEL ESTE UNIT FORTY NINE SUBDIVISION. (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 13.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the City Manager or her designee to certify the annual report to the Economic Development Administration of the City/County Joint Revolving Loan Fund for the period ending Septembe  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE TO CERTIFY THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY/COUNTY JOINT REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR THE PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2007. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4670

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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 regarding litigation issues related to the El Paso Empowerment Zone Corporation. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND UNANIMOUSLY 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, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE LEGAL REMEDIES, FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PURSUIT OF ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE OBLIGATIONS CONTRACTUAL OR OTHERWISE OF THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE CORPORATION, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS, UNDER THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT, DATED OCTOBER 12, 1999, BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE CORPORATION, STYLED “MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT”, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.

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, 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 AND THE CITY ATTORNEY OR HIS DESIGNEE AND/OR OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO EXECUTE ANY NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE THAT AUTHORITY.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING LITIGATION ISSUES RELATED TO THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE CORPORATION. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
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.  Claim of Juan E. Cisneros, Our File No. 08-C-020. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO SETTLE THE CLAIM OF JUAN E. CISNEROS, OUR FILE NO. 08-C-020, AS RECOMMENDED BY OUTSIDE COUNSEL, AND THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE CLAIM.

CLAIM OF JUAN E. CISNEROS, OUR FILE NO. 08-C-020. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIA G. MARTINEZ, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Castro NOT PRESENT
5 Rep. Quintana 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 strategies and options related to Asarco litigation, bankruptcy, TCEQ permit process, and other legal matters involving Asarco. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO TO APPEAL THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY’S RECENT DECISION REGARDING THE RENEWAL OF ASARCO’S AIR QUALITY PERMIT NO. 20345 AND TO TAKE OTHER NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTERESTS IN RELATION TO SUCH PERMIT AS DIRECTED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS RELATED TO ASARCO LITIGATION, BANKRUPTCY, TCEQ PERMIT PROCESS, AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING ASARCO. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, RAYMOND L. TELLES, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX4.  Discussion and action on properties located at 807 S. Ochoa and 4031 Fort Blvd. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY; TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE CLAIM REGARDING THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 807 SOUTH OCHOA AND 4031 FORT BOULEVARD, CLAIM NUMBER 08-C-007.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 807 S. OCHOA AND 4031 FORT BLVD. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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


 
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