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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 10/28/2008
 
   
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 OCTOBER 21, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 2008.

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

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

MAYOR JOHN F. COOK

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PROHIBITION AGAINST LANDING AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS EXCEPT UPON A REGULARLY ESTABLISHED AIRFIELD OR LANDING PLACE CONTAINED IN SECTION 14.12.080 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE IS HEREBY WAIVED TO PERMIT THE NEWLY CREATED CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION EL PASO AIR BRANCH TO LAND A EUROCOPTER AS-350 B3 HELICOPTER ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND SOUTH OF LUJAN-CHAVEZ SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH RED RIBBON WEEK/CAREER DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE SCHOOL TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PROHIBITION AGAINST LANDING AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS EXCEPT UPON A REGULARLY ESTABLISHED AIRFIELD OR LANDING PLACE CONTAINED IN SECTION 14.12.080 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE IS HEREBY WAIVED TO PERMIT THE NEWLY CREATED CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION EL PASO AIR BRANCH TO LAND A EUROCOPTER AS-350 B3 HELICOPTER ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND SOUTH OF LUJAN-CHAVEZ SCHOOL IN CONNECTION WITH RED RIBBON WEEK/CAREER DAY ACTIVITIES AT THE SCHOOL TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2008. (DISTRICT 6) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY 182 CORONADO ROAD

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.50 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

182 CORONADO ROAD $28,334.81 JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ (DISTRICT 3)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, VICTOR Q. TORRES, (915) 541-4557]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND S&DF PROPERTIES, LLC

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND S&DF PROPERTIES, LLC, TO ALLOW ACCESS TO LOT 30, BLOCK 6, ESPER SUBDIVISION REPLAT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLETING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DRAINAGE STRUCTURE AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A PERMANENT ACCESS EASEMENT TO THE PONDING AREA. THERE IS NO COST TO THE CITY. (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, KAREEM DALLO, (9150 541-4425]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SLI ENGINEERING, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''UPPER VALLEY ROAD''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SLI ENGINEERING, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''UPPER VALLEY ROAD'' TO ADD ADDITIONAL SERVICES THEREBY INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FROM $341,138.68 TO $376,178.64 FOR A NET INCREASE NOT TO EXCEED $35,039.96. THE FUNDING SOURCE IS 2004 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. (DISTRICT 1)

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

"3E. 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 MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER AT 7968 SAN PAULO

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 MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER AT 7968 SAN PAULO USING AN EASEMENT GRANTED TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. (DISTRICT 7) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3F. RESOLUTION: SOLID WASTE LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE SOLID WASTE LIENS ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (DISTRICTS 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, AND 8)

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

ATTACHMENT A

SOLID WASTE LIENS

OCTOBER 28, 2008

922 BORDERLAND $506.80 GEORGE A. MOLINAR

(DISTRICT 1)

1071 COUNTRY CLUB $123.05 UPPER VALLEY INVESTMENT CORP. (DISTRICT 1) C/O GORDON WELCH



3418 LOUISVILLE AVENUE $274.06 FRANK W. & BERNICE H WOOD

(DISTRICT 2)

4021 JOHNSON $249.16 MANUEL ENRIQUEZ

(DISTRICT 2)

3921 PIERCE AVENUE $238.34 ADELA T. ALVAREZ

(DISTRICT 2)

3826 TOMPKINS $149.68 OSCAR GUTIERREZ

(DISTRICT 2)

3518 TRUMAN $184.21 ARMANDO SOTELO

(DISTRICT 2)



4740 VULCAN $386.10 JOHN H. TRIEN

(DISTRICT 2)



S 50 FT OF LOT 151, SUNRISE ACRES #2 SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 2) $167.97 ANA OCHOA

8641 GATEWAY SOUTH $182.59 CARLOS & TERESA NUNEZ

(DISTRICT 2)



6244 IMPALA AVENUE $158.23 JAMES & CATHY L. JOHNSON

(DISTRICT 4)

LOT(S) 18 TO 28 (33000 SQ FT), BLOCK 77-C, LOGAN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 4) $385.56 ERNESTO VILLANUEVA

4933 SUN VALLEY $205.86 JORGE PAYAN & PATRICIA KARL

(DISTRICT 4)

10272 SHENANDOAH STREET $179.88 JOHN L. MC KELLIPS

(DISTRICT 4)

9725 GALILEE DRIVE $225.89 CESAR M. CASTRO

(DISTRICT 6)

9731 GALILEE DRIVE $225.89 CESAR M. CASTRO

(DISTRICT 6)

9736 GALILEE DRIVE $225.89 CESAR M. CASTRO

(DISTRICT 6)

9405 NOTTINGHAM DRIVE $175.01 VIANEY P. RAMIREZ

(DISTRICT 6)

LOT 5, (80586 SQ FT), BLOCK 3, PAN AMERICAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 6) $1,074.44 ABIS PROPERTIES, LLC

LOT(S) 7, (4.1 ACRES), BLOCK 1, PAN AMERICAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 6) $2,236.63 B & F INC., A TEXAS CORP.

11614 CHITO SAMANIEGO DRIVE $333.60 HECTOR A. & GUADALUPE ESCOBAR

(DISTRICT 7)

371 MC CUNE $518.70 GREGORY S. PRACHT

(DISTRICT 7)

580 N. YARBROUGH DRIVE $113.42 ORLANDO & CRISTINA FONSECA

(DISTRICT 7)

1217 MAGOFFIN AVENUE $339.55 FEDERICO VILLALOBOS

(DISTRICT 8)

1309 MONTANA $164.18 FRED G. MORRIS

(DISTRICT 8)

1205 NEVADA $236.17 DAVID & 1 ESPINOSA

(DISTRICT 8)

820 PARK ST. $128.46 HECTOR L. NEVAREZ (TR)

(DISTRICT 8)

"3G. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AND THE YSLETA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEREBY THE DISTRICT MAY PURCHASE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES UNDER CONTRACT NO. 2007-297R PREVIOUSLY AWARDED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO TO MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AND THE YSLETA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEREBY THE DISTRICT MAY PURCHASE PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES UNDER CONTRACT NO. 2007-297R PREVIOUSLY AWARDED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO TO MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"4A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: BRIAN D. WICKSTROM TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

BRIAN D. WICKSTROM TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: DAVID TURNER TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

DAVID TURNER TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1. [REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: RALPH ADAME TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

RALPH ADAME TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: MICHAEL EDWIN ARMSTEAD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

MICHAEL EDWIN ARMSTEAD TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, DISTRICT 5.

[REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

"7. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-163 (JANITORIAL SERVICE - RICHARD BURGES AND DORIS VAN DOREN REGIONAL LIBRARIES) TO THE EAGLE JANITORIAL

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-163 (JANITORIAL SERVICE - RICHARD BURGES AND DORIS VAN DOREN REGIONAL LIBRARIES) TO THE EAGLE JANITORIAL FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $105,132.40.

DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY

AWARD TO: THE EAGLE JANITORIAL

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: 2 YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $ 35,044.13

ACCOUNT NO.: 53010201 - 502206 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL FUNDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $105,132.40

DISTRICTS: 1 AND 4

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND LIBRARY RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID. [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"8. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-023 (ZOO ANIMAL FOOD - PRODUCE) TO SUPERIOR FRUIT & VEGETABLE

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-023 (ZOO ANIMAL FOOD - PRODUCE) TO SUPERIOR FRUIT & VEGETABLE FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $171,941.25.

DEPARTMENT: ZOO

AWARD TO: SUPERIOR FRUIT & VEGETABLE

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: 2 YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $57,313.75

ACCOUNT NO.: 52152005 - 503110 - 15445

FUNDING SOURCE: ANIMAL HEALTH & NUTRITION, ZOO ANIMAL FOOD & SUPPLIES, ZOO GATE REVENUE

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $171,941.25

DISTRICT: 3

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

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

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

"9. BUDGET TRANSFERS: BT2009-0138 FIRE DEPARTMENT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO COVER EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER (EOC) ACTIVATION FOR HURRICANE'S IKE AND GUSTAV PER GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BT2009-0138 FIRE DEPARTMENT

TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO COVER EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER (EOC) ACTIVATION FOR HURRICANE'S IKE AND GUSTAV PER GOVERNOR'S DECLARATION.

INCREASE $150,000 TO FEDERAL GRANT PROCEEDS

INCREASE $150,000 TO COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

(ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 6.  PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: the approval of the increase in the amount of basic term life insurance from $15,000 to $50,000 per employee under Contract 2004-193R Supplemental Life Insurance effective January 1, 2009, through August 31, 2009
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST THE APPROVAL OF THE INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BASIC TERM LIFE INSURANCE FROM $15,000 TO $50,000 PER EMPLOYEE UNDER CONTRACT 2004-193R SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2009, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2009, IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $142,742. THIS INCREASE WOULD INCLUDE ALL NON-UNIFORMED FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND ALSO EMPLOYEES OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNITS AFTER THE EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE RESPECTIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNITS.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [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 NO
8 Rep. O'Rourke NO
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT

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

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

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 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 16, BLOCK 21, DEL NORTE ACRES ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 560, PAGE 524, DEED RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 2)

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

10B. 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 SOUTHERLY PORTION OF LOT 10, BLOCK 10, LOMAS DEL REY REPLAT, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 8)

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

10C. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 0.075 ACRES IN TRACT 1, (18' X 170.06'), BEGINNING 338.73' SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER, LA SIERRA VISTA #2, REPLAT, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 8)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, AND PEREZ, LLP, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481

10D. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS .50 ACRES, OUT OF TRACTS 18 AND 19, CANUTILLO TOWNSITE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 793, PAGE 868, DEED RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 1)

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

10E. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL ALL OF LOTS 1, 2, AND 3, BLOCK 107, HIGHLAND PARK ADDITION, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2201 NORTH PIEDRAS STREET, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO VICTOR F. NEVAREZ D/B/A SUNSET CARPETS. (DISTRICT 2) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10E

10F. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 6 (VEHICLES FOR HIRE), CHAPTER 6.08 (PASSENGER BUSES AND STREETCARS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A NEW SECTION 6.08.060 TO PROVIDE FOR PRIORITY SEATING FOR SENIOR AND MOBILITY-IMPAIRED PASSENGERS ON SUN METRO BUSES, INCLUDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[SUN METRO, LYNLY LEEPER, (915) 533-1220]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 18, 2008, FOR ITEM 10F

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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 11.  FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution to accept the audit of actuarial valuations of the City Employee's Pension Fund and the Firemen and Policemen Pension Fund of El Paso"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE AUDIT OF ACTUARIAL VALUATIONS OF THE CITY EMPLOYEE'S PENSION FUND AND THE FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN PENSION FUND OF EL PASO, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 802, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR., (915) 541-4215]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 12A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance vacating a portion of a 16-foot alley within Block 80, Alexander Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF A 16-FOOT ALLEY WITHIN BLOCK 80, ALEXANDER ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, FRED LOPEZ, (915) 541-4322}

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) to add Chapter 2.80 to the El Paso City Code to establish the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL) TO ADD CHAPTER 2.80 TO THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ESTABLISH THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ADVICE ON ISSUES RELATED TO IMPACT FEES AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP; DUTIES, TERMS OF OFFICE; RULES, AND ADMINISTRATION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, JOHN NEAL, (915) 541-4193]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 13A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to direct that the City Manager prepare a study area plan for the Alameda Corridor between Paisano Drive and Delta Drive as described in the attached Proposed Neighborhood Corridor Option 1 Map "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THAT THE CITY MANAGER PREPARE A STUDY AREA PLAN FOR THE ALAMEDA CORRIDOR BETWEEN PAISANO DRIVE AND DELTA DRIVE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED PROPOSED NEIGHBORHOOD CORRIDOR OPTION 1 MAP THAT INCORPORATES LAND USE RECOMMENDATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN GUIDELINES; THAT THE ANALYSIS INCLUDE OPTIONS FOR ESTABLISHING A ZONING OVERLAY WITHIN THE CORRIDOR TO ENCOURAGE REDEVELOPMENT PURSUANT TO ANY ADOPTED STUDY AREA PLAN; AND THAT THE PREPARATION OF THE STUDY AREA PLAN BY THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PLANNING DIVISION, BE HANDLED AS A PRIORITY AND PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR FINALIZATION WITHIN A PERIOD OF NO MORE THAN SIX MONTHS.

[REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 13B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on Five Points Quiet Zone Pilot Project."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO ADOPT AS A CITY PROJECT QUIET ZONES IMPORTANT TO THE CITY REPRESENTATIVES, AUTHORIZE CITY STAFF TO PURSUE ALL GRANTS FOR THE QUIET ZONE, AND AUTHORIZE CONSIDERATION OF THE PROJECTS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NEXT GENERAL BOND ELECTION.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON FIVE POINTS QUIET ZONE PILOT PROJECT.

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 14A.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Presentation by Bob Cook, President of El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation, of the quarterly report to Council as stated in Section 4 of the Agreement executed on August 8, 2006."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION BY BOB COOK, PRESIDENT OF EL PASO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, OF THE QUARTERLY REPORT TO COUNCIL AS STATED IN SECTION 4 OF THE AGREEMENT EXECUTED ON AUGUST 8, 2006. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 14B.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Council approve revisions to the Revolving Loan Fund Plan that: address the current economic development priorities of the El Paso region; increase the minimum loan amount to $10,000 and the maximum loan amount to $100,000"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE REVISIONS TO THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND PLAN THAT: ADDRESS THE CURRENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES OF THE EL PASO REGION; INCREASE THE MINIMUM LOAN AMOUNT TO $10,000 AND THE MAXIMUM LOAN AMOUNT TO $100,000; REVISE THE TARGETED INDUSTRIES FOR LOAN FUNDING PRIORITIES; AND PROVIDE NON-SUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS TO CLARIFY LOAN FUNDING PROCEDURES AND PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
Votes:

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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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 14C.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the City Manager or her designee to certify the annual report to the Economic Development Administration of the City/County Joint Revolving Loan Fund for the period ending September 30, 2008.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE TO CERTIFY THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY/COUNTY JOINT REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR THE PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: 15.  FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution regarding the quality of transmission and customer service provided by Time Warner Cable under the state issued certificate of franchise authority."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE QUALITY OF TRANSMISSION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED BY TIME WARNER CABLE UNDER THE STATE ISSUED CERTIFICATE OF FRANCHISE AUTHORITY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR., (915) 541-4215]

POSTPONED FROM 10-14-08

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: ADDN1.  Discussion and action on appointing the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 395 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON APPOINTMENTS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 395 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

MAYOR: * BOBBY BOWLING, BUILDER AND DEVELOPER

DISTRICT 1: LARRY NANCE, NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE

DISTRICT 2: MICHAEL WYATT, ATTORNEY

DISTRICT 3: DAN OLIVAS, EL PASO REALTORS ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT 4: * SAL MASSOUD, DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

DISTRICT 5: * MARK DYER, HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT 6: * RAY ADAUTO, EL PASO BUILDER'S ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT 7: DR. RICHARD PINEDA, COMMUNITY MEMBER

DISTRICT 8: CHARLIE WAKEEM, NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE

   
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

"MTB1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 14, 2008 MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING."

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 14, 2008 MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING. (ACTION 08-76)

   
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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT

   
Item: MTB2.  Presentation on SMART 101/Bus Rapid Transit."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION ON SMART 101/BUS RAPID TRANSIT. (ACTION 08-77)

   
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Item: MTB3.  Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-237 (Liquefied Natural Gas Fuel) to Clean Energy"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-237 (LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS FUEL) TO CLEAN ENERGY FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $8,160,385.00. (ACTION 08-78)

DEPARTMENT: MASS TRANSIT

AWARD TO: CLEAN ENERGY

SEAL BEACH, CA

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL SIX (6) MONTH PERIODS, ONE SIX MONTH PERIOD AT A TIME

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $ 8,160,385.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600015 - 503008 - 40348

FUNDING SOURCE: MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY PURCHASES-LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS-SUN METRO INVENTORY

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $8,160,385.00

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT WITH AN INITIAL TERM OF TWELVE (12) MONTHS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 17, 2008.

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 MASS TRANSIT RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED, TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

CONTACT PERSON: TERRENCE FREIBURG, PURCHASING MANAGER, 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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: MTB4.  Discussion on Pro Forma Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Fund Net Assets (Deficit)."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION ON PRO FORMA STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN FUND NET ASSETS (DEFICIT). (ACTION 08-79)

   
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Item: MTB5.  Presentation, Discussion and Action on Bus Advertising Policy."
   
 

TO APPROVE BUS ADVERTISING FOR THE VARIOUS OPTIONS INCLUDING ALL THE OPTIONS IN THE BID SPECIFICATIONS EXCLUDING THE SIDES OF THE PARATRANSIT SHUTTLES AND THE SMART BUSES.

PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON BUS ADVERTISING POLICY. (ACTION 08-80)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Acosta YES
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 NOT PRESENT

   
Item: MTB6.  Discussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the Mass Transit Department Board to provide a free fare day on Thursday, November 27, 2008 for all customers of Sun Metro’s LIFT and Fixed Routes for a “Customer Appreciation Day”.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD TO PROVIDE A FREE FARE DAY ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 FOR ALL CUSTOMERS OF SUN METRO’S LIFT AND FIXED ROUTES FOR A “CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY” IN CONJUNCTION WITH BOTH THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND THE CITY OF EL PASO’S THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION AT THE EL PASO CIVIC CENTER. (ACTION 08-81)

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook NOT PRESENT


 
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