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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 4/15/2008
 
   
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 APRIL 8, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF APRIL 8, 2008 (SUBDIVISION CODE - CANCELLED), AND APRIL 9, 2008 (SUBDIVISION CODE).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF APRIL 8, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF APRIL 8, 2008 (SUBDIVISION CODE - CANCELLED), AND APRIL 9, 2008 (SUBDIVISION CODE). [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 EXPEND ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,343 TO CONSTRUCT AND INSTALL THE ZOO WESTERN EXPANSION’S TRESTLE BRIDGE, CONTRACT NUMBER 2006-145.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY EXPEND ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,343 TO CONSTRUCT AND INSTALL THE ZOO WESTERN EXPANSION’S TRESTLE BRIDGE. PROJECT FUNDING HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO INCORPORATE THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE TRESTLE BRIDGE ON CONTRACT NUMBER 2006-145, EL PASO ZOO WESTERN EXPANSION PROJECT.(DISTRICT 3)

[ENGINEERING, JAVIER REYES, (915) 541-4630]

"3B. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ENTITLED TEMPORARY ADVERTISING SERVICES AGREEMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ENTITLED TEMPORARY ADVERTISING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, (''COUNTY'') FOR SUPPORT OF MARKETING AND ADVERTISING OF THE 2008 EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART BINATIONAL ADVERTISING SERVICES WHICH WILL BE PARTLY FUNDED BY WAY OF REIMBURSEMENT AWARDED BY THE COUNTY FROM THE COUNTY HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, YOLANDA ALAMEDA, (915) 541-4896]

"4. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND: THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A)

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

APRIL 15, 2008

A. FLAGSTAR BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,040.65 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #A491-999-0020-0600).

B. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,267.97

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #A492-999-0010-4150).

C. HUBERTO ORTIZ AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007

TAXES. (PID #C809-999-0190-4700).

D. JOSE & SUZANNE MARTINEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,500.00

OVERPAYMENT OF 2006 TAXES. (PID #C818-999-0720-2100).

E. LANDAMERICA TAX & FLOOD IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,513.69

OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES. (PID #H540-999-0020-2600).

F. EPT BELLA HOMES, LP IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,978.50

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #H801-999-0070-2000).

G. WESTSTAR LOAN SERVICING IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,140.42

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #I256-999-0270-0100).

H. ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,815.31 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007

TAXES. (PID #M436-999-0350-3300).

I. ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,668.31 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007

TAXES. (PID #P661-999-0010-0700).

J. FIS TAX SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,394.20 OVERPAYMENT OF

2006 TAXES. (PID #R246-999-0210-1600).

K. DEL NORTE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,603.89

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R576-999-0220-1200).

L. L P VILLALOBOS IN THE AMOUNT OF $14,310.99 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #S231-999-0240-7600).

M. CITIFINANCIAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,464.23 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007

TAXES. (PID #S562-002-0330-0500).

N. JONES APPREL GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,155.74 OVERPAYMENT

OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #0111-999-0001-0000).

O. FIRST AMERICAN R.E.T.S. IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,885.98

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S912-999-001K-9000).

P. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICES CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF

$6,474.59 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES.

(PID #T287-999-1250-1300).

Q. M & T BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,960.05 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007

TAXES. (PID #U823-999-0010-0770).

R. HOMEQ SERVICING IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,619.23 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #V099-000-0200-2200).

S. LANDAMERICA LAWYERS TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,999.84

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-5340-1000).

T. VILLALOBOS L P IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,778.65 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-003A-5775).

U. JUAN AND LILIA M. ESPINO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,377.90

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-0410-0900).

V. STEVE ZIMMERLY IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,821.89 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #X581-999-2010-0620).

"5. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2005-173R (BUILDING SPACE RENTAL - LEE TREVINO HEALTH CLINIC) WITH GGIA II

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED WITH REVISIONS.

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2005-173R (BUILDING SPACE RENTAL - LEE TREVINO HEALTH CLINIC) WITH GGIA II, LIMITED FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS TO AN AWARD APPROVED BY BOARD OF HEALTH ON APRIL 20, 2005, AND ASSIGNED TO THE CITY ON DECEMBER 26, 2008. CONTRACT PERIOD IS OCTOBER 1, 2008 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2011.

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH

OPTION: ONE [OF TWO]

ACCOUNT NO.: 41150011 - 502400 - 05530 - PROJECT

G4105WCADMN

FUNDING SOURCE: WIC ADMINISTRATION- BUILDING LEASES

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $157,637.88

DISTRICT: 6

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

"6A. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-060 (POLICE DUTY GEAR) TO BAILEY'S HOUSE OF GUNS, INC. AND C & G POLICE SUPPLY D/B/A C & G WHOLESALE

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-060 (POLICE DUTY GEAR) TO BAILEY'S HOUSE OF GUNS, INC. AND C & G POLICE SUPPLY D/B/A C & G WHOLESALE FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $93,907.20.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

AWARD TO: VENDOR 1 BAILEY'S HOUSE OF GUNS, INC.

HOUSTON, TX

ITEMS: GROUP I & II

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $27,170.40/YEAR

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $54,320.80

AWARD TO: VENDOR 2 C & G POLICE SUPPLY D/B/A C & G

WHOLESALE

DALLAS, TX

ITEMS: GROUP III

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $19,793.20/YEAR

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $39,586.40

ACCOUNT NO.: 21010060 - 503120 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: POLICE OPERATING FUNDS, UNIFORMS &

APPAREL SUPPLIES

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $93,907.20

DISTRICTS: ALL

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 POLICE RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED; BIDDERS WERE THE LOWEST MEETING SPECIFICATION. [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"6B. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-096 (BILLY THE KID ASPHALT REPAIRS) TO CAMINO CONTRACTING, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-096 (BILLY THE KID ASPHALT REPAIRS) TO CAMINO CONTRACTING, INC., FOR AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $52,650.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: CAMINO CONTRACTING, INC.

EL PASO, TEXAS

BASE BID: $52,650

TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM AWARD: $52,650

ACCOUNT NO. 14200403 - 508027 - 29117 -

PBE04ST103A

FUNDING SOURCE: 2004 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

DISTRICT: 6

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]

"7. BUDGET TRANSFERS: THIS TRANSFER WILL SET UP THE BUDGET FOR THE RED LIGHT CAMERA OPERATION TO IMPLEMENT THE DIGITAL AUTOMATED RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM. BT2008-760 POLICE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2008-760 POLICE

THIS TRANSFER WILL SET UP THE BUDGET FOR THE RED LIGHT CAMERA OPERATION TO IMPLEMENT THE DIGITAL AUTOMATED RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM. STATE LEGISLATION (TRANSPORTATION CODE, CHAPTER 707) AUTHORIZES 100% REIMBURSEMENT OF PROGRAM EXPENSES PRIOR TO DIVISION AND DISBURSEMENT OF REMAINING PROGRAM REVENUES BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE STATE. THE COST IS BASED ON THE PERSONNEL OPERATING EXPENSES ASSOCIATED TO THE TASK.

INCREASE $ 152,077 TO PERSONAL SERVICES

INCREASE $ 5,000 TO OFFICE SUPPLIES

(ALL DISTRICTS)

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOM WHITTEN, (915) 564-7304]

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4777]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8A.  - 8H. 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.

8A. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO ONIHC, L.L.C. PERMITTING THE ENCROACHMENT OF A SIDEWALK CAFÉ ONTO A PORTION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED AT 504 WEST SAN ANTONIO AVENUE. SPL07-00018 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

8B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION), CHAPTER 18.10 (RESIDENTIAL CODE), SECTION 18.10.310 (APPENDIX G, SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS, AND HOT TUBS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE; CHANGING THE MAY 1, 2008, EFFECTIVE DATE TO JULY 1, 2008, AND CHANGING THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF COMPLIANCE FOR EXISTING SWIMMING POOLS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FROM MAY 1, 2009, TO JULY 1, 2009, BY AMENDING SECTION 18.10.310 APPENDIX G 2003, SECTION 18.10.310.1 APPENDIX G 2008, AND SECTION 18.10.310.105 AG 105.5; WITH PENALTIES NOT TO EXCEED $2,000 PER DAY PER VIOLATION AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18.02.107 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 22, 2008, FOR ITEMS 8A - 8B

8C. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON07-00166 TO ALLOW FOR A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 5, 6, 7, AND 8, BLOCK 8, FRANKLIN HEIGHTS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1010 EAST YANDELL DRIVE. APPLICANT: IGLESIA LUTERANA CRISTO REY/ROSE MARY SANCHEZ-GUZMAN. ZON07 00166 (DISTRICT 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ERNESTO ARRIOLA, (915) 541-4723]

8D. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 20.04 (ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS) TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTIONS OF VARIOUS FEES FOR SPECIAL PERMITS, REZONING, AND DETAILED SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPLICATIONS WITHIN THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 5 AND NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONES THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2012; AND TO ELIMINATE THE FEE FOR PROCESSING ALL HISTORIC OVERLAY DESIGNATION APPLICATIONS REQUESTED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, PHILIP ETIWE, (915) 541-4635]

8E. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING FOUR CHAPTERS THERE UNDER TO PROVIDE FOR A REDUCTION OF THE FEES FOR APPLICATIONS REGARDING SUBDIVISIONS, DEDICATION AND VACATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS, AND VACATION OF RECORDED SUBDIVISIONS PERTAINING TO PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 5 AND ANY NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2012. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, PHILIP ETIWE, (915) 541-4635]

8F. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.20 (HISTORIC LANDMARK PRESERVATION), REVISING 20.20.080D, ADDING 20.20.080H, AND AMENDING SECTION 20.20.150 TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF AREAS OF POTENTIAL EFFECT TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, PHILIP ETIWE, (915) 541-4635]

8G. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTERS 18.02 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE) AND 18.44 (GRADING) TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTIONS OF VARIOUS FEES RELATING TO DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION ON PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 5 AND NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONES THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2012. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

8H. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 (BUSINESS TAXES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 5.94 (SIGN PERMIT FEES, LICENSES, AND BONDS), SUBSECTION 5.94.010A, TO PROVIDE FOR A REDUCTION OF THE PERMIT AND PLAN CHECKING FEES REGARDING SIGNS LOCATED WITHIN THE TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 5 AND ANY NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2012. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LARRY F. NICHOLS, (915) 541-4557]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 6, 2008, FOR ITEMS 8C - 8H

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 NOT PRESENT
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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.04 (Administrative Review Procedures), Section 20.04.380 (Application Requirements), of the El Paso City Code
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED FOUR (4) WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.04 (ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCEDURES), SECTION 20.04.380 (APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A SITE PLAN. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

POSTPONED FROM 03-18-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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: 9B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 19 (Subdivisions), Chapter 19.16 (Improvement Standards and Design Principles), Section 19.16.010 (General Design Principles), of the El Paso City Code
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS), CHAPTER 19.16 (IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES), SECTION 19.16.010 (GENERAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING A SECTION ON SMART GROWTH GENERAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 19.04 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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: 9C.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.12 (Density and Dimensional Standards), of the El Paso City Code
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.12 (DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING A SECTION ON SMART GROWTH GENERAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Release city liens on 2731 Portland in return for any potential buyers removing blight, preserving the historic character, and returning the property to productive use.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON RELEASING CITY LIENS ON 2731 PORTLAND IN RETURN FOR ANY POTENTIAL BUYERS REMOVING BLIGHT, PRESERVING THE HISTORIC CHARACTER, AND RETURNING THE PROPERTY TO PRODUCTIVE USE. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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: 10B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Policy allowing the city to release city liens in return for public benefits such as affordable housing, removal of blight, and preservation of historic character.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON POLICY ALLOWING THE CITY TO RELEASE CITY LIENS IN RETURN FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS SUCH AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, REMOVAL OF BLIGHT, AND PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC CHARACTER. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro ABSTAIN
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: 10C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Direct the City Attorney's office and Development Services to draft amendments to Ordinance number 016867, swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs isolation barrier requirements and other technical amendments.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO SEND TO THE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY AND TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE 016867 TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR RAISING THE PRIMARY PERIMETER FENCING FROM 4-FOOT TO 5-FOOT AND TO ADD TO NEW POOL DEVELOPMENT A REQUIREMENT FOR ISOLATION FENCING AND TO ADD TO EXISTING POOLS A REQUIREMENT FOR ISOLATION FENCING IF ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS EXISTS:

1. POOL OR SPA IS SIGNIFICANTLY MODIFIED.

2. USE OF PROPERTY IS CHANGED.

3. CHILD UNDER AGE OF SIX IF RESIDING IN THE HOME.


DISCUSSION AND ACTION DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE NUMBER 016867, SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS, AND HOT TUBS ISOLATION BARRIER REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11.  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Resolution approving expenditure of Capital Improvement funds to seventeen Neighborhood Association permanent public improvements projects
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION APPROVING EXPENDITURE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO SEVENTEEN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PERMANENT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS AS PART OF THE CITY OF EL PASO'S NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE TO PROCEED WITH ALLOCATION OF THE FUNDS FROM THE CAPITAL BUDGET IN ORDER TO BEGIN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE APPROVED IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS; AND DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE TO WORK WITH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES WHO HAVE REMAINING NIP FUNDS TO IDENTIFY AN ELIGIBLE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT(S) UNDER THE PROGRAM. (ALL DISTRICTS) [COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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: 12.  FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to notify the County of El Paso that the City of El Paso is exercising its option to extend the lease for the Momsen, Dunnegan, Ryan Building
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY THE COUNTY OF EL PASO THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO IS EXERCISING ITS OPTION TO EXTEND THE OCTOBER 3, 1988, LEASE FOR THE MOMSEN, DUNNEGAN, RYAN BUILDING FOR AN ADDITIONAL 20-YEAR TERM. (DISTRICT 8) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 13.  QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICES: Special recognition of the El Paso Youth Council and presentation of El Paso Youth Council Proposal for the City of El Paso.
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF THE EL PASO YOUTH COUNCIL AND PRESENTATION OF EL PASO YOUTH COUNCIL PROPOSAL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICES, DEBORAH HAMLYN, (915) 541-4686]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX1.  In re: Calixto Manuel Guerra and Martha Guerra aka Martha Vargas Guerra, aka Martha V. Guerra, Case No. 08-30426-LMC-13, United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas, El Paso Division. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

IN RE: CALIXTO MANUEL GUERRA AND MARTHA GUERRA AKA MARTHA VARGAS GUERRA, AKA MARTHA V. GUERRA, CASE NO. 08-30426-LMC-13, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, EL PASO DIVISION. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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: ADDN1.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on options to provide pedestrian safety at the temporary downtown transit terminal.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON OPTIONS TO PROVIDE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT THE TEMPORARY DOWNTOWN TRANSIT TERMINAL. (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Lozano NOT PRESENT
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


 
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