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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 3/4/2008
 
   
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 26, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 26, 2008. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO: (I) FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AUTHORIZING THE CONTINUATION OF THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (THE AIRPORT); (II) EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE PFC AT THE AIRPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIRPORT'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; (III) SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED ASSURANCES, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION OR REQUESTED BY THE FAA; AND (IV) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO: (I) FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AUTHORIZING THE CONTINUATION OF THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (THE AIRPORT); (II) EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE PFC AT THE AIRPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIRPORT'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; (III) SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED ASSURANCES, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION OR REQUESTED BY THE FAA; AND (IV) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT-PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES (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:

1. 1630 LADRILLO PLACE $17,103.37

ESTHER HERNANDEZ A/K/A ESTHER HERNANDEZ AGUINAGA

(DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

2. 606 NINO AGUILERA $6,054.83

LEONARDO TALAMANTES AND NASARIO PEDROZA SOLIS

(DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

3. 138 PALLA PLACE $13,787.24 RUTILIO LOPEZ AND YSIDRA LOPEZ

(DISTRICT 6) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPGRADING ELECTRICAL SERVICES TO THE CITY'S CEBADA PUMP STATION LOCATED AT 3521 DELTA DR.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPGRADING ELECTRICAL SERVICES TO THE CITY'S CEBADA PUMP STATION LOCATED AT 3521 DELTA DR. AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY PERMITS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE ELECTRICAL UPGRADE OF THE FACILITY.

(DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3E. RESOLUTION: SOLID WASTE LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE SOLID WASTE LIENS ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

ATTACHMENT A

1337 CALLE LAGO $334.14 ROBERTO NAJERA

(DISTRICT 1)

LOT(S) 264, BLOCK 27, LORETTO PLACE SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 2) $56.48 WILLIAM B. MAYFIELD REALTY C/O

JAMES D. MAYFIELD

3330 LINCOLN $372.02 RICHARD BARRIOS

(DISTRICT 2)

5012 MEADE COURT $287.59 MARGARET S. GILCREASE

(DISTRICT 2)

4904-4906 QUITMAN AVENUE $132.25 PEDRO A. & CONSUELO ORTEGA

(DISTRICT 2)

112 N. ASCARATE STREET $1,573.06 GUADALUPE KANE

(DISTRICT 3)

12404 ARMADILLO $206.94 GLORIA M. ALVIDREZ

(DISTRICT 4)



6027 CAMDEN LAKE $133.87 HUBERT MCGRAW

(DISTRICT 4)

5353 COLIN POWELL $231.30 ALLAN B. PUGH

(DISTRICT 4)



5814 SUN COURT $184.75 ARTURO JR & PATRICIA FALCON

(DISTRICT 4)

11333 LINDENWOOD AVENUE $225.89 VERA L. R. RIVERA

(DISTRICT 5)

11433 LINDENWOOD AVENUE $330.89 CARMEN HERRERA

(DISTRICT 5)

11461 LINDENWOOD $293.54 MAGDALENA YU

(DISTRICT 5)

11405 MENLO AVENUE $367.69 PATRICIA M. WILLIAMS

(DISTRICT 5)

11408 MENLO AVENUE $311.40 TERESA M. ARREOLA

(DISTRICT 5)

266 SOUTHSIDE $633.45 THE ALDERETE FAMILY 1990 TRUST

(DISTRICT 6)

LOT(S) 11 & WLY PT OF LOT 10 (6.04' ON ST - 98.37' ON WLY - 6.96' ON NLY -

95.53' ON ELY) (6051.24 SQ FT), BLOCK B, PATTERSON YSLETA SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 7) $328.72 NATHALIE LOPEZ

TRACT 4 (2.184 ACRES) & TRACT 5 (2.2 ACRES), FRUITVALE SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 8) $1,999.56 E. A. CAPLES

2901 MAGOFFIN $219.93 FRANCISCO & DIANA BARAJAS

(DISTRICT 8)

242 PORFIRIO DIAZ STREET $176.63 PEDRO R. & ROSE M. LOPEZ

(DISTRICT 8) C/O RAY LOPEZ

242 PORFIRIO DIAZ STREET $255.11 PEDRO R. & ROSE M. LOPEZ

(DISTRICT 8)

1917 SAN ANTONIO $202.61 NASARIO P. SOLIS

(DISTRICT 8)

"3G. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A RESOLUTION WHICH AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY THE CITY OF EL PASO AGREES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION WHICH AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY THE CITY OF EL PASO AGREES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3H. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART CODE OF ETHICS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART CODE OF ETHICS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUSEUM AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, MICHAEL A. TOMOR, (915) 532-1707]

"4. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: LAURA GALLEGOS TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

LAURA GALLEGOS TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915)-541-4996]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: KEVIN T. VON FINGER TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

KEVIN T. VON FINGER TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8.

[REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: NICHOLAS PERRY HOUSER TO THE MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

NICHOLAS PERRY HOUSER TO THE MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1.

[REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

"6. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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

(SEE ATTACHMENT B) (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT B

TAX REFUNDS

A. MCDONALD'S CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,181.35 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #0517-999-0006-0000).

B. JUANITA HUNTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,718.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0170-1700).

C. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,016.34 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0790-0300).

D. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,712.86 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C518-999-0740-0400).

E. MARTHA YADIRA CALL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,032.92 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C518-999-0270-8100).

F. JEAN E. PONDER SOTO IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,738.96 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C844-999-0180-0500).

G. LONE STAR TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,145.56 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #G770-999-0030-0500).

H. MORTGAGE SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,922.53 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #L478-999-0040-0800).

I. ANGEL CHAVEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #L536-999-001B-0900).

J. CIRCLE H. HOMES LP IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,153.74 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #L626-999-0090-1900).

K. THOMAS C. & DAYNA R. CURLIN IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,522.32 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #M344-999-0160-1000).

L. JOSHUA KASEVICH IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,951.23 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #M634-999-0020-4100).

M. GMAC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,732.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #P863-999-0040-6700).

N. LONE STAR TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,503.28 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S127-999-0230-0100).

O. LONE STAR TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,782.51 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S430-999-0010-1400).

P. CARLSON SYSTEMS CORPORATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,165.71 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #0711-999-4000-0000).

Q. SANDRA RICO IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,471.90 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S690-999-0010-5800).

R. RIVER OAKS PROPERTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,212.56 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0060-0100).

S. MORTGAGE SERVICE CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,736.42 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1100-3400).

T. JORGE A. & LETICIA MARTINEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,012.52 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1390-0200).

U. NORMA J. LIDIAK IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,054.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-1330-1000).

V. KIRK & LISA MOUNSEY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,320.47 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-2090-2500).

W. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,509.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-4690-5300).

X. SOUTHWEST ESCROW, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,546.60 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #X578-000-3370-1100).

Y. CENTRO PROPERTIES GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,190.25 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #Y600-999-0020-0101).

Z. SANDRA RICO IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,774.04 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #Y805-999-0270-0208).

AA. SIERRA TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,715.11 OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-4050-0300).

"7. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO BASIC IDIQ, INC. , FOR THE SHAWVER POOL HVAC PROJECT

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER, FINANCIAL SERVICES - PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BASIC IDIQ, INC., THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASING NETWORK (TCPN) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER R4539 (AREA JOB ORDER CONTRACT) FOR THE SHAWVER POOL HVAC PROJECT FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $174,938 TO FUND THE BASE BID. 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

AWARD TO: BASIC IDIQ, INC.

HOUSTON, TEXAS

ITEMS: BASE BID: $174,938

ACCOUNT NO. 21150060 - 508027 - 16411 - P500232

FUNDING SOURCES: SOURCE 1: 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION: PROJECT - PCP08MF01, DEPTID-99331117, FUND-27263 & ACCOUNT-508027 ($30,000)

SOURCE 2: 1995A CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION: PROJECT - PPAQ07001, DEPTID-31131001, FUND-27061 & ACCOUNT-508027 ($87,416.60)

SOURCE 3: 1997A CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION: PROJECT - PPA07001, DEPTID-31134001, FUND-27101 & ACCOUNT-508027 ($22,583.40)

SOURCE 4: CAPITAL ACQUISITION FUND: PROJECT - PPA07001, DEPTID-04102010, FUND-27503, & ACCOUNT-508027 ($100,000)

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $174,938

REFERENCE NO.: 2008-144

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 AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED. [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"8. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-059 (JANITORIAL SERVICES - SANTA FE AND STANTON INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES) TO CCBS BUILDING SERVICES

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-059 (JANITORIAL SERVICES - SANTA FE AND STANTON INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES) TO CCBS BUILDING SERVICES FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $100,526.76

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: CCBS BUILDING SERVICES

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: TWO YEARS

ACCOUNT NO.: 32010283 - 502206 - 40272

FUNDING SOURCE: MAINT SVCS CONTRACT - JANITORIAL, BRIDGE OPERATIONS

TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD: $100,526.76

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 STREET RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

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

"9A. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-049 (LIBRARY PERIODICALS) TO EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-049 (LIBRARY PERIODICALS) TO EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD OF $216,000.

DEPARTMENT: EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY

AWARD TO: EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES

WESTMINSTER, CO

ITEMS: ALL

ANNUAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT: $72,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 53010202 - 503101 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY DEPARTMENT, EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD: $216,000

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 EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

"9B. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-061 (TRAVIS WHITE PARK - PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS) TO LOMELI & SONS LANDSCAPING

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED AS REVISED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-061 (TRAVIS WHITE PARK - PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS) TO LOMELI & SONS LANDSCAPING FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $127,577.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: LOMELI & SONS LANDSCAPING

EL PASO, TEXAS

ITEMS: BASE BID: $127,577

ACCOUNT NO: 14101001-508027-60179-PQL179 AND

31130500 - 508027 - 60176 -PQLPA179

FUNDING SOURCE: 2000 QUALITY OF LIFE BONDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED MIN. AWARD: $127,577

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.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS PART OF THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL, APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND WHICH DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE UNIT PRICE AND INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

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

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

"9C. BID: REQUEST REJECTION OF ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-064 (DCL SAFETY LIGHTING, ZARAGOSA) AS RECOMMENDED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND STREET DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE SOLE BID RECEIVED DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND WAS DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE.

ACTION TAKEN: REJECTED

REQUEST REJECTION OF ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-064 (DCL SAFETY LIGHTING, ZARAGOSA) AS RECOMMENDED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND STREET DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE SOLE BID RECEIVED DID NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND WAS DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [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 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: 3C.  RESOLUTION: That the Mayor be authorized to sign the First Amendment to Interlocal Agreement with the University of Texas at El Paso under which the Institute for Policy and Economic Development of UTEP provides economic-impact assessments, briefing and training to City staff, and other technology-based economic development assessments services to the City.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO UNDER WHICH THE INSTITUTE FOR POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF UTEP PROVIDES ECONOMIC-IMPACT ASSESSMENTS, BRIEFING AND TRAINING TO CITY STAFF, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS SERVICES TO THE CITY. THIS AMENDMENT WILL INCREASE THE COMPENSATION BY AN ADDITIONAL $30,000 AND EXTEND THE TERM TO FEBRUARY 28, 2009. THIS ITEM WAS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 2008 BUDGET APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL. (ALL DISTRICTS)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 VACANT 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: 3F.  RESOLUTION: That the City Manager is authorized to execute the Amendment to the Agreement for Public Information Officer and Public Relations Representative for Environmental Service and Street Departments with Keep El Paso Beautiful that terminates Contract No. 2006-019 in part due to convenience and continues the services relating to coordination of certain environmental public events. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE THE AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AND PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE AND STREET DEPARTMENTS WITH KEEP EL PASO BEAUTIFUL THAT TERMINATES CONTRACT NO. 2006-019 IN PART DUE TO CONVENIENCE AND CONTINUES THE SERVICES RELATING TO COORDINATION OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC EVENTS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10A.  - 10D. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:

PUBLIC COMMENT TYPICALLY IS NOT TAKEN DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE INVITED AT THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING.

10A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 15 (PUBLIC SERVICES), CHAPTER 15.08 (STREET RENTALS), SECTION 15.08.120 (SPECIAL PRIVILEGE LICENSES), SUBSECTION C (EXCEPTIONS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING PARAGRAPH 11 TO REMOVE THE EXCEPTION FOR CONTRACTOR STAMPS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 1.08, GENERAL PENALTY, OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

10B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 13 (STREETS, SIDEWALKS, AND PUBLIC PLACES), CHAPTER 13.04 (STREET AND SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE), SECTION 13.04.020 (SIDEWALK SPECIFICATIONS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACTOR STAMPS ON SIDEWALKS AND TO AMEND EXISTING SPECIFICATIONS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 1.08, GENERAL PENALTY, OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 11, 2008, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10B

10C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 70, S.A. & M.G. RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEY NO. 267, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 161 MIRANDA COURT. APPLICANT: E. PEINADO DEVELOPMENT CO. ZON07-00158 (DISTRICT 1)

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

10D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 2, BLOCK 15A, CHAPARRAL PARK UNIT SEVEN, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE) TO S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 6300 ESCONDIDO DRIVE. APPLICANT: JACK & HERSCH PROPERTIES, LLC. ZON07-00070 (DISTRICT 1)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 25, 2008, FOR ITEMS 10C - 10D

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 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: 11A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the Purchasing Manager is authorized to notify Helena Chemical Company that the City is terminating Contract No. 2006-051 for default pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Section C 18B of the Contract Clauses due to failure to perform and that the termination shall be effective as of March 4, 2008."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY HELENA CHEMICAL COMPANY THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2006-051 FOR DEFAULT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C 18B OF THE CONTRACT CLAUSES DUE TO FAILURE TO PERFORM AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 4, 2008.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 11B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-076 (Fertilizer) to Justin Seed Company
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-076 (FERTILIZER) TO JUSTIN SEED COMPANY FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD OF $835,149.

DEPARTMENT: PARKS AND RECREATION

AWARD TO: JUSTIN SEED COMPANY

JUSTIN, TEXAS

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: 2 YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT: $278,383

ACCOUNT NO.: 51010262 - 503113 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: OPERATING FUNDS, LAND MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES

TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD: $835,149

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 PARKS AND RECREATION RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED. JUSTIN SEED COMPANY WAS 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 VACANT 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: 12A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON07-00153 to allow for a parking reduction on the property described as Lots 29 through 32, Block 14, Altura Park, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas 2016 N. Piedras Street. ZON07-00153"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00153 TO ALLOW FOR A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 29 THROUGH 32, BLOCK 14, ALTURA PARK, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2016 N. PIEDRAS STREET. APPLICANT: PAUL RAKAS AND CORINNE RAKAS. ZON07-00153 (DISTRICT 2)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ISMAEL B. SEGOVIA, (915) 541-4027]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 12B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property described as: Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Parcel 3, Parcel 4, and Parcel 6. All parcels being a portion of Tract 1, John Barker No. 10, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and Parcel 5: Tract 6J, A.F. Miller Survey No. 216, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. 5000 block of Mesa Street. ZON07-00141
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR ONE (1) WEEK.

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS: PARCEL 1, PARCEL 2, PARCEL 3, PARCEL 4, AND PARCEL 6. ALL PARCELS BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 1, JOHN BARKER NO. 10, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND PARCEL 5: TRACT 6J, A.F. MILLER SURVEY NO. 216, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. PARCEL 1 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-3A (RESIDENTIAL); PARCEL 2 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL); PARCEL 3 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-2 (COMMERCIAL); PARCEL 4 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS; PARCEL 5 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS; AND PARCEL 6 BE CHANGED FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 5000 BLOCK OF MESA STREET. APPLICANT: EPT MESA DEVELOPMENT. ZON07-00141 (DISTRICT 1) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 12C.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON07-00151 to allow for a bank on the property described as a portion of Lot 18, Block 13, Three Hills Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas northeast corner of Southwestern Drive and Redd Road. ZON07-00151
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00151 TO ALLOW FOR A BANK ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LOT 18, BLOCK 13, THREE HILLS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHWESTERN DRIVE AND REDD ROAD. APPLICANT: CARROLL S. MAXON - CSM REALTY HOLDINGS II, LTD. ZON07-00151 (DISTRICT 1) [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 YES
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: 12D.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance extending the term of Ordinance 16013 which granted a Special Privilege to encroach onto a portion of various public rights-of-way with a food-vending concession in the Downtown Area.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE TERM OF ORDINANCE 16013 WHICH GRANTED A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO MARIO HERNANDEZ, HECTOR COBOS, JR., EBER MARTINEZ, MARIA COBOS, MARGARITA COBOS, JUAN TORRES, PEDRO ORONA, HECTOR COBOS, MARIA PRIETO, MARIA GRADO, JACK KELLOG, JESUS HERNANDEZ, EUSEBIO CORONEL, VICTOR OCHOA, CARMEN COX, MARIA CHAVEZ, EUNISE MORALES, MARIA BARRAZA, SANTIAGO AGUILAR, AND BRANDON PALMA TO ENCROACH ONTO A PORTION OF VARIOUS PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITH A FOOD-VENDING CONCESSION IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (DISTRICT 8) [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 YES
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.  EL PASO WATER UTILITIES: Ordinance of the City of El Paso, Texas, amending Ordinance No. 016735 which authorized the sale and conveyance of 4,832.99 acres of land
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR TWO (2) WEEKS

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 016735 WHICH AUTHORIZED THE SALE AND CONVEYANCE OF 4,832.99 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF BLOCKS 80 AND 81, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO HUNT COMMUNITIES, LLC, TO REVISE THE DATE OF THE INITIAL CLOSING DATE FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE PHASE ONE PARCEL. (DISTRICT 4)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 14A.  ENGINEERING: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.180 (No Stopping or Standing - Tow-Away Zone), Subsection (A), of the El Paso City Code by adding a new location on Pine Springs Drive from Loma Verde Drive west to its terminus.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE), SUBSECTION (A), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING A NEW LOCATION ON PINE SPRINGS DRIVE FROM LOMA VERDE DRIVE WEST TO ITS TERMINUS. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.88.180 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 6)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 14B.  ENGINEERING: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.200 (Schedule XVII - Restrictions on Parking in Residential Districts), of the El Paso City Code to add Zone R: No Parking 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., School Days Only. (Sunset Heights locations listed in the Ordinance)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.200 (SCHEDULE XVII - RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD ZONE R: NO PARKING 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., SCHOOL DAYS ONLY. (SUNSET HEIGHTS LOCATIONS LISTED IN THE ORDINANCE) THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATIONS - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, 541-4035]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 15A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City of El Paso to sell a 1.859-acre parcel (88,977 sq. ft.), more or less, being all of Tracts 3, 4, 8A, and 8B, Block 45, Ysleta Grant, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, to Omega Paving Contractors, Inc.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A 1.859-ACRE PARCEL (88,977 SQ. FT.), MORE OR LESS, BEING ALL OF TRACTS 3, 4, 8A, AND 8B, BLOCK 45, YSLETA GRANT, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO OMEGA PAVING CONTRACTORS, INC. (DISTRICT 6) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, GONZALO CEDILLO, (915) 541-4074]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 15B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City of El Paso to sell a 0.756-acre parcel (32,591 sq. ft.), more or less, being all of Tract 6, Block 45, Ysleta Grant, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, to Omega Paving Contractors, Inc.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A 0.756-ACRE PARCEL (32,591 SQ. FT.), MORE OR LESS, BEING ALL OF TRACT 6, BLOCK 45, YSLETA GRANT, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO OMEGA PAVING CONTRACTORS, INC. (DISTRICT 6)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 16A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion concerning a rental inspection program to promote health, safety, and welfare in rental housing.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR TWO (2) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION CONCERNING A RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM TO PROMOTE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE IN RENTAL HOUSING. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 16B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action concerning the exploration of moving the Anti-Grafitti Program from the Street Department to the El Paso Police Department.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR TWO (2) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION CONCERNING THE EXPLORATION OF MOVING THE ANTI-GRAFITTI PROGRAM FROM THE STREET DEPARTMENT TO THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

[REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4124]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 17.  MUNICIPAL CLERK: Discussion and action on the appointment of additional Municipal Court Associate Judges.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONE FOR ONE (1) WEEK.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MUNICIPAL COURT ASSOCIATE JUDGES. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

POSTPONE FROM 02-26-08

FEDERICO SOFORO

MICHELE LOCKE

VICTOR PARRA

REGINA ARDITTI

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX1.  Petition of El Paso Electric Company for Fuel Surcharge before the Public Utility Commission of Texas Petition of El Paso Electric Company, Docket No. 35204, SOAH Docket No. 473-08-1338. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC CO. FOR FUEL SURCHARGE BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF TEXAS DOCKET NO. 35204, SOAH DOCKET NO. 473-08-1338.

PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR FUEL SURCHARGE BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY, DOCKET NO. 35204, SOAH DOCKET NO. 473-08-1338. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX2.  City of El Paso vs. Public Utility Commission of Texas, Cause No. D-1-Gv-04-002035, 201st Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO PURSUE THE LAWSUIT ENTITLED CITY OF EL PASO V. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF TEXAS, CAUSE NO. D-1-GV-04-002035, 201ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, TRAVIS, COUNTY, TEXAS.

CITY OF EL PASO VS. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, CAUSE NO. D-1-GV-04-002035, 201ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 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 AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF AN ATTORNEY TO ASSIST IN THE CITY’S APPEAL OF THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY’S RECENT DECISION REGARDING THE RENEWAL OF ASARCO’S AIR QUALITY PERMIT NO. 20345.

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 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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