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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 5/6/2008
 
   
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 29, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF APRIL 29, 2008.

[MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, AND SHADOW LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL FROM 6:00 P.M., MAY 14, 2008, TO 2:00 A.M., MAY 15, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, AND SHADOW LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF SIDEWALK ON DURANGO STREET AND ADJACENT WESTERN COURT BETWEEN SOUTH DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY STREET FROM 6:00 P.M., MAY 14, 2008, TO 2:00 A.M., MAY 15, 2008. (DISTRICT 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4192]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MULTIPLE USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS BY AND BETWEEN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION OF A PUBLIC DETENTION POND AND UNDERGROUND STORM SEWER ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY AT JOYCE CIRCLE AND GATEWAY BOULEVARD SOUTH.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MULTIPLE USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS BY AND BETWEEN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION OF A PUBLIC DETENTION POND AND UNDERGROUND STORM SEWER ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY AT JOYCE CIRCLE AND GATEWAY BOULEVARD SOUTH. (DISTRICT 2) [ENGINEERING, JAVIER REYES, (915) 541-4630]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ELECTRICAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE WESTSIDE SPORTS COMPLEX.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ELECTRICAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE WESTSIDE SPORTS COMPLEX. SAID PROPERTY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACT 1A, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY NO. 240, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MULTIPLE USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS BY AND BETWEEN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION OF A PUBLIC UNDERGROUND STORM SEWER ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY AT GATEWAY BOULEVARD SOUTH AND FRED WILSON BOULEVARD.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MULTIPLE USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE STATE OF TEXAS BY AND BETWEEN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION OF A PUBLIC UNDERGROUND STORM SEWER ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY AT GATEWAY BOULEVARD SOUTH AND FRED WILSON BOULEVARD. (DISTRICT 2)

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

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT A DRAINAGE EASEMENT FROM NICK J. DELGADO AND GUADALUPE H. DELGADO FOR A 0.027 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF A PORTION OF LOT 4, BLOCK 21, BRENTWOOD HEIGHTS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT A DRAINAGE EASEMENT FROM NICK J. DELGADO AND GUADALUPE H. DELGADO FOR A 0.027 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, OUT OF A PORTION OF LOT 4, BLOCK 21, BRENTWOOD HEIGHTS (BOOK 5, PAGE 56, PLAT RECORDS, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS) CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. PROJECT #: PBE04ST136; FUND: 29152; DEPARTMENT: 14200403; ACCOUNT: 508000. (DISTRICT 3) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423

"3F. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE TEXAS AUTO BURGLARY & THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY (ABTPA) FOR THE ABTPA GRANT PROGRAM

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE TEXAS AUTO BURGLARY & THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY (ABTPA) FOR THE ABTPA GRANT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,311,462 WITH A LOCAL CASH MATCH OF $265,060 AND AN IN-KIND MATCH OF $1,277,903 FOR A TOTAL OF $2,854,425. (ALL DISTRICTS) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOM WHITTEN, (915) 564-7304]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: RICHARD D. PINEDA TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

RICHARD D. PINEDA TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1. [REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

"5. BOARD APPOINTMENT: APPOINTMENT OF AMANDA L. GONZALEZ TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF AMANDA L. GONZALEZ TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, DISTRICT 5. [REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

"6. 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

MAY 6, 2008

A. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,855.99 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #A462-999-0180-4600).

B. DESERT RIDGE CONSTRUCTORS IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,245.21 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #A462-999-1510-6100).

C. DESERT RIDGE CONSTRUCTORS AMOUNT OF $6,798.05 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #A462-999-1690-4100).

D. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,677.44 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C518-999-0730-4900).

E. WASHINGTON MUTUAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,773.46 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C801-999-0060-3400).

F. CASH INVESTMENTS, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,708.45 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #F524-999-0100-3600).

G. VICTOR LAZOS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,990.73 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #F634-999-0030-0800).

H. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,996.46 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #M635-002-0040-1900).

I. SYLVESTER PRICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,138.82 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R220-000-0030-1500).

J. JOSE M. ZAMUDIO IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,679.64 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R520-000-0000-0100).

K. PHH MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,563.20 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S332-999-0030-2200).

L. D L & JEWEL MCELROY IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,461.49 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S533-000-0030-1300).

M. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,056.99 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S658-999-0040-2400).

N. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICE CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,856.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #S804-999-0400-4900).

O. WASHINGTON MUTUAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,015.66 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0180-1900).

P. C.E. BASSETT 1, L. P., IN THE AMOUNT OF $208,919.85 OVERPAYMENT OF 2005 TAXES. (PID #B220-999-0010-2100).

Q. CASH INVESTMENTS, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,825.95 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0380-4800).

R. HECTOR I. & SALVADOR D. REYES IN THE AMOUNT OF $28,894.21 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #F607-999-0700-2900).

S. CITY MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,173.19 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0450-0100).

T. CASH INVESTMENTS, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,286.98 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #Y805-999-035B-0249)

U. CARLOS & ROSA LARA IN THE AMOUNT OF 3,714.46 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V927-999-0200-2000).

"7A. PURCHASING REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHSE ORDER: TO ORACLE CORPORATION A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-VPC-03-018 FOR SOFTWARE SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR THE PEOPLESOFT FINANCIAL, ASSET MANAGEMENT, AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT MODULES.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO ORACLE CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $364,118.61. ORACLE CORPORATION A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-VPC-03-018 FOR SOFTWARE SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR THE PEOPLESOFT FINANCIAL, ASSET MANAGEMENT, AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT MODULES. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DIR PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ACCOUNT NO.: 39010351 - 502202 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: INFORMATION SERVICES, DATA PROCESSING CONTRACTS,

OPERATION ACCOUNT

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $364,118.61

REFERENCE NO.: 2008-172

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"7B. PURCHASING REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO ROAD MACHINERY, LLC, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER OF PARTS AND SERVICES FOR KOMATSU CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO ROAD MACHINERY, LLC, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER OF PARTS AND SERVICES FOR KOMATSU CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUAL AMOUNT IS $100,000. TOTAL ESTIMATED THREE-YEAR AWARD IS $300,000 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE VENDOR PROVIDES AN UPDATED SOLE SOURCE LETTER AND AFFIDAVIT EACH YEAR.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $100,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 37370510 - 503125 - 45202

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FLEET DIVISION

INTERNAL FUND

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $300,000 (3-YEAR TOTAL)

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2007-213

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"8. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-110 (ART WORK APPRAISAL SERVICES) TO ART INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES, LLC

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED AS REVISED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-110 (ART WORK APPRAISAL SERVICES) TO ART INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES, LLC FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $64,135.

DEPARTMENT: MUSEUMS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS

AWARD TO: ART INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES, LLC

WESTMINSTER, CO

ITEMS: BASE BID I: ALL

ACCOUNT NO.: 99010273 - 502101 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: SPECIAL ITEMS, GENERAL FUND, APPRAISAL SERVICES

TOTAL AWARD: $64,135

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A FIXED-PRICE, SINGLE (ONE-TIME) PURCHASE FOR SERVICES TO PROVIDE CURRENT FAIR MARKET VALUES FOR 500 OF THE MOST VALUABLE WORKS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

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

"9. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-152 (GROUNDS MAINTENANCE - CITY FACILITIES) TO EVERGREEN LAWN SERVICE

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-152 (GROUNDS MAINTENANCE - CITY FACILITIES) TO EVERGREEN LAWN SERVICE FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $150,000.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: EVERGREEN LAWN SERVICE

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTIONS: 2 YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $50,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 31010325 - 502221 - 01101 AND

31010326 - 502221 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT/

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DIVISION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $150,000 (3-YEAR TOTAL)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A 36-MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT FOR GROUNDS MAINTENANCE - CITY FACILITIES.

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 AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 4A.  BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: Lance Ruck to the Civil Service Commission
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE CASTRO AND SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE HOLGUIN TO RE-APPOINT LANCE RUCK TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. THE MOTION FAILED.

LANCE RUCK TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400] POSTPONED FROM 04-29-08"

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NO
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega NO
8 Rep. O'Rourke NO
- 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 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 DELETING A PORTION OF PINE SPRINGS DRIVE. 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]

10B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.200 (SCHEDULE XVII - RESTRICTION ON PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD ZONE S: NO PARKING 9:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M., ON METTLER DRIVE, FROM HAWKINS BOULEVARD TO CESSNA DRIVE AND HOPEWELL DRIVE, FROM HAWKINS BOULEVARD TO CESSNA DRIVE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 3) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 13, 2008, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10B

10C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF ALL OF LOT 1, BLOCK 54, EAST GLEN ADDITION, UNIT 4, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-O/SC (APARTMENT OFFICE/SPECIAL CONTRACT TO C-1/SC (COMMERCIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF LONG JOHN DRIVE AND EAST OF GEORGE DIETER DRIVE. APPLICANTS: J & E PROPERTIES. ZON08-00006 (DISTRICT 5)

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

10D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF BLOCKS I, J, W, X, Z AND LOTS 5 - 10 AND 16 - 22, BLOCK H, SANTA FE ADDITION, AND ALL OF BLOCK 62, AND LOTS 1 - 15, BLOCK 128, AND ALL OF LOTS 1 - 18, AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 19 AND 20, AND THE ALLEY IN BLOCK 43, AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 4 - 10, BLOCK 42, CAMPBELL ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-4 (COMMERCIAL), C-4/H (COMMERCIAL/HISTORIC), C-4/H/SP (COMMERCIAL/HISTORIC/SPECIAL PERMIT), AND M-2 (HEAVY MANUFACTURING) TO GMU (GENERAL MIXED USE) AND GMU/H (GENERAL MIXED USE/HISTORIC). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: WEST OF SANTA FE STREET AND NORTH OF THE UNITED STATES - MEXICO BORDER. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. ZON08-00007 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MELISSA KELLUM, (915) 541-4730]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 27, 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 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.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-092R (Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrator) to CAS - Claims Administrative Services, Inc.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-092R (WORKERS' COMPENSATION THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR) TO CAS - CLAIMS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, INC., FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $3,542,562.

DEPARTMENT: OMB/INSURANCE AND BENEFITS

AWARD TO: CAS - CLAIMS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, INC.

TYLER, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: TWO YEARS

ACCOUNT NO.: 99100255 - 502200 - 45122

FUNDING SOURCE: OMB BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR (TBA)

TOTAL AWARD: $3,542,562 (3 YEARS)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET/INSURANCE AND BENEFITS RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED. THE REVIEW COMMITTEE, BASED ON EVALUATION FACTORS ESTABLISHED FOR THIS PROCUREMENT, RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSER AS INDICATED.

ADDITIONALLY, REQUEST AUTHORIZATION FOR CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO REVIEW AND THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin DID NOT VOTE
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. ZON07-00166 to allow for a parking reduction on the property described as Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8, Block 8, Franklin Heights Addition, 1010 East Yandell Drive. ZON07 00166
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 12B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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 f  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 12C.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 12D.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 12E.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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 A  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 12F.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 12G.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lot 26, Block 3, Lafayette Place Addition, 650 Mauer Road. ZON07-00145 THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DENIED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 26, BLOCK 3, LAFAYETTE PLACE ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, 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: 650 MAUER ROAD. APPLICANT: MIGUEL C. LOPEZ. ZON07-00145 (DISTRICT 7) THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.

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

POSTPONED FROM 04-29-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro YES
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: 12H.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending the El Paso City Code by amending Title 19 (Subdivisions) in its entirety in order to establish Subdivision Regulations to include Platting Procedures, Parkland Dedication, Improvement Standards and Design, and provide for enforcement including criminal and civil penalties for every offense; provide for civil remedies; and provide for the following: Fi  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: THE ORDINANCE BE ADOPTED, WITH THE AMENDMENTS INCLUDING SECTION 19.20.11 (INDEX FEE EVALUATED AT A MINIMUM OF EVERY THREE YEARS).

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS) IN ITS ENTIRETY IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS TO INCLUDE PLATTING PROCEDURES, PARKLAND DEDICATION, IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS AND DESIGN, AND PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PENALTIES FOR EVERY OFFENSE; PROVIDE FOR CIVIL REMEDIES; AND PROVIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROPER NOTICE AND A HEARING. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853] POSTPONED FROM 04-29-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 13.  EL PASO WATER UTILITIES: 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   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: THE ORDINANCE BE ADOPTED, WITH THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS ADDED, AND IF HUNT COMMUNITIES DOES NOT CLOSE BY SEPTEMBER 29, 2008, THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED TO BE IN DEFAULT AS LONG AS THE DEFAULT IS NOT CAUSED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO.

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)

[EL PASO WATER UTILITIES, ROBERT D. ANDRON, (915) 594-5506] POSTPONED FROM 03-04-08 AND 03-18-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 14.  MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFAIRS: An Ordinance amending Title 3 (Revenue and Finance), Chapter 3.04 (Property Taxes), 3.04.035 (Exemption - Historically Significant Sites), of the El Paso City Code to make areas of potential effect eligible for the exemption; clarifying the application process; and revising the eligibility and verification process and procedures.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3 (REVENUE AND FINANCE), CHAPTER 3.04 (PROPERTY TAXES), 3.04.035 (EXEMPTION - HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT SITES), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO MAKE AREAS OF POTENTIAL EFFECT ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXEMPTION; CLARIFYING THE APPLICATION PROCESS; AND REVISING THE ELIGIBILITY AND VERIFICATION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES. (DISTRICTS 2, 6, 7, AND 8) [MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, YOLANDA ALAMEDA, (915) 541-4896]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 15.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Public Hearing and discussion and action on the adoption of the Proposed Budgets for the 34th Year (2008-2009) Community Development Block Grant Program, the FY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Program, the FY 2008 HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: CLOSED THE PUBLIC HEARING.

PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE 34TH YEAR (2008-2009) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2008 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2008 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM. (ALL DISTRICTS) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 16.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Council, having conducted a Public Hearing and received comment, hereby adopts the Proposed Budgets for the 34th Year (2008-2009) Community Development Block Grant Program Budget, the FY 2008 Emergency Shelter Grant Program Budget and the FY 2008 HOME Investment Partnerships Program Budget, for submission to the  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL, HAVING CONDUCTED A PUBLIC HEARING AND RECEIVED COMMENT, HEREBY ADOPTS THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE 34TH YEAR (2008-2009) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2008 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, AND THE FY 2008 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, AND HEREBY DIRECTS THAT THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE 34TH YEAR (2008-2009) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2008 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, AND THE FY 2008 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, BE PUBLISHED IN THE EL PASO TIMES ON SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008, TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE PROPOSED BUDGETS, AS PART OF THE SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR 2008-2009, AND SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE 5:00 P.M., ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008. THE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC AND ADOPTING THE 2008-2009 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, INCLUDING THE 34TH YEAR (2008-2009) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM BUDGET, THE FY 2008 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM BUDGET AND THE FY 2008 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM BUDGET, FOR SUBMISSION TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 17.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on creating a tow away zone that prohibits parking and loading on city right-of-way on several locations in the Magoffin neighborhood.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CREATING A TOW AWAY ZONE THAT PROHIBITS PARKING AND LOADING ON CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY ON SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE MAGOFFIN NEIGHBORHOOD.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: 18.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Development Agreement by and between the City, Public Service Board, and Hacienda Del Rio Partners, LP to set forth the rights and responsibilities between the parties to allow for the development of the property located within the City's West Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and containing 80.  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY, PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, AND HACIENDA DEL RIO PARTNERS, LP TO SET FORTH THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN THE PARTIES TO ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S WEST EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION AND CONTAINING 80.65 ACRES; IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBCHAPTER G, CHAPTER 212 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, AND SUBJECT TO THE AFFIRMATIVE APPROVAL AND EXECUTION OF SAME AGREEMENT BY THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. LOCATION: STRAHAN ROAD SOUTHEAST OF MOORE STREET. APPLICANT: HACIENDAS DEL RIO PARTNERS, LP. (WEST ETJ) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, PHILIP ETIWE, (915) 541-4635]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX1.  Claim of Hector Carnera o/b/o Michael Carnera; Our File No. 07-C-239/Parks. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE 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 NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE CLAIM REGARDING THE CLAIM OF HECTOR CARNERA O/B/O MICHAEL CARNERA, OUR FILE NO. 07-239/PARKS.

CLAIM OF HECTOR CARNERA O/B/O MICHAEL CARNERA; OUR FILE NO. 07-C-239/PARKS. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550] POSTPONED FROM 04-29-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro ABSTAIN
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.  Discussion and action regarding the City of El Paso vs. Eugenio R. Hinojosa, Jr., et. al., Cause No. 2004TX842. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT THE SETTLEMENT OFFER MADE BY HENRY C. HOSFORD, ATTORNEY FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, DATED FEBRUARY 26, 2008 FOR SETTLEMENT OF CAUSE NO. 2004TX842, CITY OF EL PASO V. HINOJOSA.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CITY OF EL PASO VS. EUGENIO R. HINOJOSA, JR., ET. AL., CAUSE NO. 2004TX842. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARK SHOESMITH, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Castro ABSTAIN
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.  Claim of Benco Commercial Roofing, Our File No. 08-C-058. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO DELETE THE ITEM REGARDING THE CLAIM OF BENCO COMMERCIAL ROOFING, OUR FILE NO. 08-C-058.

CLAIM OF BENCO COMMERCIAL ROOFING, OUR FILE NO. 08-C-058. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX4.  Claim of Jose Galvan, Our File No. 07-C-088A. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO DELETE THE ITEM REGARDING THE CLAIM OF JOSE GALVAN, OUR FILE NO. 07-C-088A.

CLAIM OF JOSE GALVAN, OUR FILE NO. 07-C-088A. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX5.  Claim of Betts Claims Service/Harold Pracht; Our File No. 07-C-088B. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT CLAIMANT’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF BETTS CLAIMS SERVICE/HAROLD PRACHT, OUR FILE NO. 07-C-088B.

CLAIM OF BETTS CLAIMS SERVICE/HAROLD PRACHT; OUR FILE NO. 07-C-088B. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX6.  Freddie Cerrato, Our File No. 07-COL-033/Street. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTEREST AND POSITION, BOTH AFFIRMATIVE AND DEFENSIVE, AS NECESSARY TO RESOLVE ANY CLAIMS AND LAWSUITS ASSERTED AGAINST THE CITY IN OUR FILES NO. 07-C-088B/BETTS CLAIMS SERVICE/HAROLD PRACHT, AND 07-COL-033/FREDDIE CERRATO. THIS MOTION IS INTENDED TO GRANT BROAD AUTHORITY TO THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THESE MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INITIATION OF AND RESPONSE TO, LITIGATION, COMPLAINTS AND ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL PROCESS.

FREDDIE CERRATO, OUR FILE NO. 07-COL-033/STREET. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: EX7.  Discussion and action regarding Empowerment Zone Loan EZRLF-67 to Rose Montes Tate d/b/a Pike Street Market. (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, RELATED TO COLLECTION EFFORTS AND DEBT RECOVERY OF EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN EZRLF-67 AGAINST ROSE MONTES TATE D/B/A PIKE STREET MARKET AS BORROWER AND LOAN GUARANTOR. THIS MOTION IS INTENDED TO GRANT BROAD AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THESE MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INITIATION OF AND RESPONSE TO, LITIGATION, PROOF OF CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS AND ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDING OR PROCESS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY MANAGER. THIS AUTHORIZATION ALSO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY TO RETAIN OUTSIDE COUNSEL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN EZRLF-67 TO ROSE MONTES TATE D/B/A PIKE STREET MARKET. (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 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: ADD1.  BOARD APPOINTMENT: Paul E. Harrington to the Ethics Review Commission
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

PAUL E. HARRINGTON TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN JR., DISTRICT 6. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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: ADD2.  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.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.44 (STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING GENERALLY), SECTION 12.44.100 (PARKING PROHIBITED FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO PROHIBIT PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES WITHIN THE CONFINES OF COTTON STREET TO THE WEST; PAISANO STREET TO THE SOUTH AND TEXAS AVENUE TO THE NORTH; AND PIEDRAS STREET TO THE EAST. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.85.110 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 13, 2008, FOR THE ITEM

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 VACANT 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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