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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 7/22/2008
 
   
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 JULY 15, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 10, 2008, AND JULY 11, 2008, (BUDGET HEARINGS).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JULY 15, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 10, 2008, AND JULY 11, 2008, (BUDGET HEARINGS). [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN BE AMENDED AS SET FORTH ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ON JULY 10, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN BE AMENDED AS SET FORTH ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ON JULY 10, 2008. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS)

[HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

ATTACHMENT A

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLANS

JULY 22, 2008

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF ANIMAL SERVICES MANAGER IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 22315. THE GRADE IS PM 130. SALARY RANGE: $49, 471.91 - $75,692.02. FUND SOURCE: 41010132-01101-41000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF ENERGY RESOURCES MANAGER IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 13075. THE GRADE IS PM 132. SALARY RANGE: $54,542.78 - $83,450.45. FUND SOURCE: 15010704-01101-15000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF FOREIGN TRADE ZONE COORDINATOR IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 10025. THE GRADE IS PM 126. SALARY RANGE: $41,531.29 - $61,424.77. FUND SOURCE: 62620044-01101-62000

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF LEAD HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 10540. THE GRADE IS GS 51. SALARY RANGE: $29,286.64 - $45,123.66. FUND SOURCE: 780-320.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF MARKETING AND CULTURAL TOURISM COORDINATOR IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 15150. THE GRADE IS PM 124. SALARY RANGE: $38,454.89 - $54,913.59. FUND SOURCE: 54010249-01101-54000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF OPEN SPACE, TRAILS, AND PARKS COORDINATOR IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 16065. THE GRADE IS PM 124. SALARY RANGE: $38,454.89 - $54,913.59. FUND SOURCE: 51010256-01101-51000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF SENIOR ANIMAL SERVICES ATTENDANT IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 22370. THE GRADE IS GS 45. SALARY RANGE: $22,329.23 - $33,129.75. FUND SOURCE: 41010132-01101-41000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF SENIOR ANIMAL SERVICES OFFICER IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 22340. THE GRADE IS GS 48. SALARY RANGE: $25,298.89 - $38,979.52. FUND SOURCE: 41010132-01101-41000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 10545. THE GRADE IS GS 49. SALARY RANGE: $26,563.84 - $40,928.49. FUND SOURCE: 09010029-01101-09000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF SENIOR SERVICE PLANNER IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 14255. THE GRADE IS PM 124. SALARY RANGE: $38,454.89 - $54,913.59. FUND SOURCE: 60600001-01101-60000.

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF TRAFFIC SIGNS AND MARKINGS PLANS EXAMINER IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 17390. THE GRADE IS GS 55. SALARY RANGE: $34,856.46 - $55,694.52. FUND SOURCE: 32005200-01101-32000.

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, AND THE REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, TO CONDUCT THE URBANISM 2002 BASE YEAR DATABASE & MODEL DEVELOPMENT & URBANISM TRAINING, PHASE I, FOR THE EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SITUATED IN EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE DESIGNATED METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS ''CITY'', AND THE REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS ''NMSU'', WHEREIN NMSU AGREED TO CONDUCT THE URBANISM 2002 BASE YEAR DATABASE & MODEL DEVELOPMENT & URBANISM TRAINING, PHASE I, FOR THE EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, RICARDO DOMINGUEZ, (915) 591-9735, EXT. 19]

"4. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: SAMUEL J. BARELA TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

SAMUEL J. BARELA TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: JORGE E. SALOM, JR. TO THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

JORGE E. SALOM, JR. TO THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMMISSION BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: A. MARK BENITEZ TO THE TREE BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

A. MARK BENITEZ TO THE TREE BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"5C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: LAWRENCE E. WILDER TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (PTSES) ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

LAWRENCE E. WILDER TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (PTSES) ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, DISTRICT 4.

[REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

"6A. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO DESERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC., A CABLING SERVICES CONTRACTOR UNDER REGION 19 CONTRACT NUMBER 08-6138 (STRUCTURED CABLING SERVICES)

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO DESERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC., A CABLING SERVICES CONTRACTOR UNDER REGION 19 CONTRACT NUMBER 08-6138 (STRUCTURED CABLING SERVICES), IN THE AMOUNT OF $163,937.58 FOR WIRING, CABLING, AND INSTALLATION OF I.T. INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT IN THE NEW MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER EAST ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AT SAN PAULO.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE ESC REGION 19 PURCHASING COOPERATIVE PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 4, 2008.

DEPARTMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

ACCOUNT NO.: 340101289 - 508027 - 40499 - PSWM0009

FUNDING SOURCE: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $163,937.58

REF. NO.: 2008-234

DISTRICT: 7

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

"6B. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-068 (INTERVIEW ROOM AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM/NORTHEAST AND PEBBLE HILLS REGIONAL COMMAND CENTERS)

ACTION TAKEN: REJECTED

REQUEST TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2008-068 (INTERVIEW ROOM AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM/NORTHEAST AND PEBBLE HILLS REGIONAL COMMAND CENTERS) BECAUSE NONE OF THE BIDS RECEIVED MET BID SPECIFICATIONS. THIS ITEM WILL BE RE-BID WITH REVISED SPECIFICATIONS AS REQUESTED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. (DISTRICTS 4 AND 7) [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 3A.  RESOLUTION: That the City Manager be authorized to sign a Contract of Sale between the City of El Paso and Stephen Zucker for the purchase of a 0.039-acre portion of Tract 2E12, A.F. Miller Survey 212, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, to be used for the Westside Flood Drainage Improvements, Phase I.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND STEPHEN ZUCKER FOR THE PURCHASE OF A 0.039-ACRE PORTION OF TRACT 2E12, A.F. MILLER SURVEY 212, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO BE USED FOR THE WESTSIDE FLOOD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE I. PROJECT #: PSTM06PW43-0; FUND: 27264; DEPARTMENT: 14200500; ACCOUNT: 508000. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 3B.  RESOLUTION: That the City Manager be authorized to sign a Contract of Sale between the City of El Paso and Pierce Hardy Limited Partnership, a Pennsylvania Limited Partnership, for the purchase of a 3.4742-acre parcel of land, more or less, being a portion of Tracts 98-B and 98-C, S.A. & M.G. Railroad Company Survey No. 267, Abstract 179, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, for the Upper Val  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PIERCE HARDY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FOR THE PURCHASE OF A 3.4742-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, BEING A PORTION OF TRACTS 98-B AND 98-C, S.A. & M.G. RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEY NO. 267, ABSTRACT 179, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FOR THE UPPER VALLEY PHASE I PROJECT. PROJECT #: PSTM06 PW26-0; FUND: 27264; DEPARTMENT: 14200500; ACCOUNT: 508000. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7A.  - 7E. & 7G - 7H. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

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

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

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

7A. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH PORTION OF LOT 33 (25 FEET ON THE NORTH, 42.15 FEET ON THE EAST, 25.32 FEET ON THE SOUTH AND 39.20 FEET ON THE WEST), BLOCK 12, SUNSET HEIGHTS, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO JUAN ANTONIO FLORES, JR. (DISTRICT 8) [DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

7B. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 300 ARROYO GRANDE TO F & F GENERAL CONTRACTOR. (DISTRICT 1)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

7C. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO RIVER ELMS, L.L.C. PERMITTING THE ENCROACHMENT OF SIX AERIAL PIPELINES OVER A PORTION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY (ALLEY) BETWEEN LOTS 1 - 8, BLOCK 81, BASSETT ADDITION, AND LOTS 25 - 32 AND THE EAST HALF OF LOT 24, BLOCK 81, BASSETT ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

7D. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2025 PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE SYSTEM AS DETAILED IN THE MAP ATLAS OF THE PLAN FOR EL PASO AND ITS RELATED DOCUMENTS AS ORIGINALLY APPROVED BY THE EL PASO CITY COUNCIL IN 1999, AND AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED. APPLICANT: EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. (DISTRICT 4) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHUCK KOOSHIAN, (915) 541-4632]

7E. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.030 (SCHEDULE III - PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON PELLICANO DRIVE FROM LOMALAND DRIVE TO THE EAST CITY LIMITS AND PETER COOPER DRIVE FROM VISTA DEL SOL DRIVE TO DOS RIOS DRIVE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.85 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 6)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JULY 29, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7A - 7E

7G. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTIONS 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, AND 18, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS; AND A PORTION OF SECTIONS 11, 14, AND 19, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS; AND A PORTION OF SECTIONS 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, AND 21, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS; AND A PORTION OF SECTIONS 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, AND 30, BLOCK 80, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM), PMD (PLANNED MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT), M-2/C (HEAVY MANUFACTURING/CONDITION) TO GMU (GENERAL MIXED-USE) AND GMU/C (GENERAL MIXED USE/CONDITION) AND APPROVING A MASTER ZONING PLAN. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 54 AND EAST OF FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS. APPLICANTS: EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD. ZON08-00055 (DISTRICT 4)

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

7H. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PLAN FOR EL PASO AND THE YEAR 2025 GENERAL LAND USE MAP BY AMENDING THE SMART GROWTH PLAN FOR THE NORTHEAST AS A SPECIFIC STUDY AREA PLAN. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (DISTRICT 4)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 12, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7G - 7H

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING THAT 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. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 7F.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8065, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Rule 1, Civil Service Commission, to add Section 13, Restriction on Representation of Employees by Former Commissioners.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8065, CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, RULE 1, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, TO ADD SECTION 13, RESTRICTION ON REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES BY FORMER COMMISSIONERS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JULY 29, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7F

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-108R to Ricondo & Associates"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-108R (AIRPORT FINANCIAL & PLANNING SERVICES) TO RICONDO & ASSOCIATES FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $750,000.

DEPARTMENT: AIRPORT

AWARD TO: RICONDO & ASSOCIATES, INC.

CHICAGO, IL

OPTION: 2 YEARS

ESTIMATED ANNUAL AMOUNT: $375,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 62620001 - 502215 - 40101

FUNDING SOURCE: AIRPORT OPERATING FUND

TOTAL AWARD: $750,000 (2 YEARS)

DISTRICT: 3

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

IN ADDITION, THE CITY MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE ANY RELATED CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND AGREEMENTS NECESSARY 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 Rep. Acosta YES
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: 9A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of all of Lots 25 and 26, Block 17, Franklin Heights, 1217 Magoffin Avenue. ZON08-00053
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF ALL OF LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 17, FRANKLIN HEIGHTS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-1 (COMMERCIAL) TO RMU (RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE) AND APPROVING A MASTER ZONING PLAN. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1217 MAGOFFIN AVENUE. APPLICANTS: RAY TULLIUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS. ZON08-00053 (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON08-00044 to allow for a parking reduction on the property described as Lots 25 and 26, Block 17, Franklin Heights, 1217 Magoffin Avenue.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON08-00044 TO ALLOW FOR A PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 17, FRANKLIN HEIGHTS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.14.070 PARKING REDUCTION OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1217 MAGOFFIN AVENUE. APPLICANTS: RAY TULLIUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS. ZON08-00044 (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9C.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON08-00045 to allow for a parking reduction and infill development for reduced front and side set backs on the property described as Lots 7 and 8, Block 32, Franklin Heights Addition, 1314 Myrtle Avenue.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON08-00045 TO ALLOW FOR A PARKING REDUCTION AND INFILL DEVELOPMENT FOR REDUCED FRONT AND SIDE SET BACKS ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 32, FRANKLIN HEIGHTS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.14.070 PARKING REDUCTION AND 20.10.280 INFILL DEVELOPMENT OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1314 MYRTLE AVENUE. APPLICANTS: RAY TULLIUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS. ZON08-00045 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action that the City Council declares that the expenditure of discretionary funds to pay the costs of food and beverages to be consumed at block parties held by City-recognized Neighborhood Associations and Neighborhood Watch Groups in conjunction with National Night Out police-community crime and drug prevention activities serves a municipal purpose and is auth  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DECLARES THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS TO PAY THE COSTS OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES TO BE CONSUMED AT BLOCK PARTIES HELD BY CITY-RECOGNIZED NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT POLICE-COMMUNITY CRIME AND DRUG PREVENTION ACTIVITIES SERVES A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE AND IS AUTHORIZED. [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action that the City Council declares the expenditure of discretionary funds towards a commemoration project for the 1949 Bowie High School Baseball team serves a municipal purpose and is authorized.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DECLARES THE EXPENDITURE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS TOWARDS A COMMEMORATION PROJECT FOR THE 1949 BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM SERVES A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE AND IS AUTHORIZED. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX1.  Intervention on behalf of the City regarding the petition of El Paso Electric Company for authority to increase fuel factor, for fuel surcharge, and for related good-cause exception before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 35856, SOAH No.473-08-3762. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE HOLGUIN AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FILE A MOTION IN INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY FOR THE PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO INCREASE FUEL FACTOR, FOR FUEL SURCHARGE, AND FOR RELATED GOOD-CAUSE EXCEPTION BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 35856 AND SOAH DOCKET NO. 473-08-3762 AND TO ENGAGE OUTSIDE COUNSEL/CONSULTANTS TO REPRESENT THE CITY ON THIS MATTER.

INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY REGARDING THE PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR AUTHORITY TO INCREASE FUEL FACTOR, FOR FUEL SURCHARGE, AND FOR RELATED GOOD-CAUSE EXCEPTION BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 35856, SOAH NO.473-08-3762. (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 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX2.  Lots 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32, Block P-2, Garden Subdivision, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. (551.072)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER ON THE ACQUISITION OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY.

LOTS 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, AND 32, BLOCK P-2, GARDEN SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (551.072) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX3.  Claim of Alvin Reaux; Our File No. 08-C-106. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT CLAIMANT’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF ALVIN REAUX, OUR FILE NO. 08-C-106.

CLAIM OF ALVIN REAUX; OUR FILE NO. 08-C-106. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MICHELE C. DALY, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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


 
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