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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND MASS TRANSIT DEPARATMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 11/11/2008
 
   
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 NOVEMBER 4, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 5, 2008 (STRATEGIC PLANNING).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 4, 2008, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 5, 2008 (STRATEGIC PLANNING).

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

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY LAND USE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY - WEST (''LESSEE'') FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PORTION OF BLOCK 2, ASCARATE GRANT, AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3-B, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, CITY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY LAND USE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY - WEST (''LESSEE'') FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A PORTION OF BLOCK 2, ASCARATE GRANT, AND A PORTION OF BLOCK 3-B, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 33,379 SQUARE FEET OF LAND. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, PATRICK ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT UTEP/UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT UTEP/UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY, WITH NO CITY FUNDS TO BE USED FOR THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS) [LIBRARY, CAROL BREY-CASIANO, (915) 543-5413]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SUB-AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO FOR THE CITY TO ACT AS A COMMUNITY PARTNER CONTRACTOR WITH THE HEART PHASE 2, ''MI CORAZON, MI COMUNIDAD'' PROJECT.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SUB-AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO FOR THE CITY TO ACT AS A COMMUNITY PARTNER CONTRACTOR WITH THE HEART PHASE 2, ''MI CORAZON, MI COMUNIDAD'' PROJECT. UTEP HAS RECEIVED A MAJOR MULTI-YEAR GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK. THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL PROVIDE FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUB-AGREEMENT; ALL DIRECT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SUB-AGREEMENT WILL BE REIMBURSED THROUGH THE GRANT. (DISTRICTS 6 AND 8)

[PARKS AND RECREATION, NANETTE SMEJKAL, (915) 541-4283]

"4. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ALISA JORGENSEN AS ALTERNATE TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ALISA JORGENSEN AS ALTERNATE TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: CARLOS VELOZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

CARLOS VELOZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: KARL P. HEIMER TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

KARL P. HEIMER TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR., DISTRICT 6.

[REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

"6. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-027 (TURNER ROAD STREET IMPROVEMENTS) TO QUEST CONTRACTING, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED AS REVISED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-027 (TURNER ROAD STREET IMPROVEMENTS) TO QUEST CONTRACTING, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $250,426.81.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: QUEST CONTRACTING, INC.

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID I: $230,426.81

OPTION NO. 1: $ 20,000.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 99331117 - 508027 - 27263 - PCP06ST014B

FUNDING SOURCE: 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $250,426.81

DISTRICT: 5

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

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

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

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 7A.  - 7C. 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.

7A. 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, TO DOWNGRADE THE FOLLOWING STREETS FROM MINOR ARTERIALS TO COLLECTOR ARTERIALS: YANDELL FROM MISSOURI TO SANTA FE; KERBEY FROM KANSAS TO RIM; VAN BUREN FROM ELM TO DYER; MONROE FROM ELM TO DYER; ALTURA FROM ALABAMA TO HAPPER; TIMBERWOLF FROM HOWZE TO MAGRUDER; AND SIOUX FROM MONTANA TO EDGEMERE. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - TRAFFIC DIVISION

(DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, AND 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHUCK KOOSHIAN, (915) 541-4632]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 18, 2008, FOR ITEM 7A

7B. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 11, BLOCK 5, HUECO VIEW ACRES, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-1 (COMMERCIAL) TO R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF ARDELLE AVENUE AND EAST OF GEORGE DIETER DRIVE. APPLICANT: J&L UNIQUE HOMES/JOE LOZANO. ZON08-00067 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

7C. AN ORDINANCE RELEASING CONDITIONS ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 009146 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 11, BLOCK 5, HUECO VIEW ACRES, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF ARDELLE AVENUE AND EAST OF GEORGE DIETER DRIVE. APPLICANT: J&L UNIQUE HOMES/JOE LOZANO. ZON08-00068 (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2, 2008, FOR ITEMS 7B - 7C

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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 11C2, Section 34, Block 79, Township 2, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, west of Rich Beem Boulevard and north of Montana Avenue. ZON08-00058"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED EIGHT (8) WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACT 11C2, SECTION 34, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-3 (COMMERCIAL) TO C-4 (COMMERCIAL), AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: WEST OF RICH BEEM BOULEVARD AND NORTH OF MONTANA AVENUE. APPLICANT: EAST MONTANA JOINT VENTURE. ZON08-00058 (DISTRICT 5) [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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 1B of F.M. Collins Survey No. 209 and Tract 6B of H.F. Fisher Survey No. 293, 1300 Murchison Drive. ZON08-00063 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED WITH CONDITIONS.

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 1B OF F.M. COLLINS SURVEY NO. 209 AND TRACT 6B OF H.F. FISHER SURVEY NO. 293, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE), AND IMPOSING A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 1300 MURCHISON DRIVE. APPLICANT: MURCHISON MEDICAL DOCTORS, LP C/O HIETT & ASSOCIATES. ZON08-00063 (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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A.  ENGINEERING: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.010 Schedule I (One-Way Streets), by deleting Number 38, Oregon Street from Arizona Avenue to San Antonio Avenue "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.010 SCHEDULE I (ONE-WAY STREETS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING NUMBER 38, OREGON STREET FROM ARIZONA AVENUE TO SAN ANTONIO AVENUE; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

   
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.  ENGINEERING: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 Schedule XIV (Speed Limits), G (Forty-Miles per Hour), by adding Helen of Troy Drive between Desert North Boulevard and the east City Limits"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED FIVE (5) WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.150 SCHEDULE XIV (SPEED LIMITS), G (FORTY-MILES PER HOUR), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING HELEN OF TROY DRIVE BETWEEN DESERT NORTH BOULEVARD AND THE EAST CITY LIMITS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9C.  ENGINEERING: 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) by adding Helen of Troy Drive, both sides"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED FIVE (5) WEEKS.

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 BY ADDING HELEN OF TROY DRIVE, BOTH SIDES; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 1)

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

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that City Council amend the City's 2008 - 2009 Annual Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan for 2005 - 2010 by adding one new public facility activity, Central Recreation Center - Rehabilitation of Public Areas"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE CITY'S 2008 - 2009 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR 2005 - 2010 BY ADDING ONE NEW PUBLIC FACILITY ACTIVITY, CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER - REHABILITATION OF PUBLIC AREAS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500,000, TO THE 34TH YEAR (2008 - 2009) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE INTENT OF THE RESOLUTION. (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
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: 11A.  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: APPROVED

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] POSTPONED FROM 10-28-08

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11B.  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: APPROVED

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] POSTPONED FROM 10-28-08

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11C.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso Guidelines & Criteria for Tax Abatement Assistance be adopted as the City of El Paso Tax Abatement Policy."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO GUIDELINES & CRITERIA FOR TAX ABATEMENT ASSISTANCE BE ADOPTED AS THE CITY OF EL PASO TAX ABATEMENT POLICY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
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: 11D.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action concerning real property located at U. S. 54 and Stan Roberts, Tax ID #X58099910400000 and Tax ID# X58099910300020, held by the Public Service Board (PSB)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO DIRECT STAFF TO PROCEED WITH STEPS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR CONVEYANCE UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO A 3RD PARTY AS PART OF A LARGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STRATEGIC GOALS COUNCIL SET FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND TO REQUEST THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD COOPERATE TO ASSIST IN FINDING WAYS TO ASSIST WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CITY REQUEST A FINDING OF INEXPEDIENCY.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION CONCERNING REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT U. S. 54 AND STAN ROBERTS, TAX ID #X58099910400000 AND TAX ID# X58099910300020, HELD BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (PSB) AND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO PROCEED WITH STEPS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR CONVEYANCE UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO A 3RD PARTY AS PART OF A LARGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STRATEGIC GOALS COUNCIL SET FOR THE DEPARTMENT. (DISTRICT 4)

[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 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: 12A.  ENGINEERING: That the City Manager be authorized to sign an agreement for engineering services by and between the City of El Paso and Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc., for a project known as ''Environmental Engineering Consultant Services''"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND RABA-KISTNER CONSULTANTS, INC., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICES'', FOR A TWO YEAR CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $750,000 (NOT TO EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $375,000 PER YEAR FOR TWO YEARS) WITH TWO ONE-YEAR OPTIONS, WITH EACH OPTION YEAR NOT TO EXCEED $375,000. FUNDING PROVIDED BY PROJECTS USING CONSULTANT.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [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 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.  ENGINEERING: That the City of El Paso be authorized to submit to the Texas Department of Transportation for approval the attached proposed ordinance restricting trucks with three or more axels, to the lanes on the right of the left most lane on Interstate Highway 10 from State Highway 20 (Mesa Street) to Farm to Market 659 (Zaragoza Road)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR APPROVAL THE ATTACHED PROPOSED ORDINANCE RESTRICTING TRUCKS WITH THREE OR MORE AXELS, TO THE LANES ON THE RIGHT OF THE LEFT MOST LANE ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 10 FROM STATE HIGHWAY 20 (MESA STREET) TO FARM TO MARKET 659 (ZARAGOZA ROAD). (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
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: 13.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution to approve the City's Investment Policy for Fiscal Year 2009. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE CITY'S INVESTMENT POLICY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

   
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 NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Deborah N. Lopez vs. the City of El Paso, Cause No. 2007-699. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO ESTABLISH SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED DEBORAH N. LOPEZ VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2007-699.

DEBORAH N. LOPEZ VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2007-699. (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

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

   
Item: EX2.  Discussion and action regarding the acquisition of Ascarate Park from the County of El Paso. (551.071 and 551.072) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND CARRIED TO POSTPONE ELEVEN WEEKS THE ITEM ON DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE ACQUISITION OF ASCARATE PARK FROM THE COUNTY OF EL PASO. (551.071 AND 551.072)

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE ACQUISITION OF ASCARATE PARK FROM THE COUNTY OF EL PASO. (551.071 AND 551.072) [QUALITY OF LIFE, DEBBIE HAMLYN, (915) 541-4242]

   
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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 NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

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

"MTB1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 28, 2008, SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING."

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 28, 2008, SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING. (ACTION 08-81)

   
Votes:

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OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta DID NOT VOTE
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 YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: MTB2.  Discussion and action on the Appointment of Amy Lechuga to the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Mass Transit Department Board"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPOINTMENT OF AMY LECHUGA TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA. (ACTION 08-82)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta DID NOT VOTE
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 YES

   
Item: MTB3.  Presentation and discussion on the sale of bus passes through outlets."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ON THE SALE OF BUS PASSES THROUGH OUTLETS. (ACTION 08-83)

   
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Item: MTB4.  Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-039 (Downtown Transit Terminal Site Demolition) to JMR Demolition, Ltd."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-039 (DOWNTOWN TRANSIT TERMINAL SITE DEMOLITION) TO JMR DEMOLITION, LTD., FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $152,900.00. (ACTION 08-84)

DEPARTMENT: MASS TRANSIT

AWARD TO: JMR DEMOLITION, LTD.

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID: $152,900.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600011 - 508027 - 11622 - G600359

FUNDING SOURCE: FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, GRANT NO. TX 90-X280

TOTAL AWARD: $152,900.00

DISTRICT: 8

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

AS A PART OF THIS AWARD, UPON THE REVIEW OF THE CITY ATTORNEY, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, BUT WHICH DO NOT INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT AS AWARDED, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000.00 PER NUMBERED CHANGE ORDER, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION BY THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD.

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP-SUM CONTRACT.

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

CONTACT PERSON: R. ALAN SHUBERT, CITY ENGINEER, 541-4557.

   
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 YES

   
Item: MTB5.  Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Mass Transit Department to submit its Program Management Plan for 49 USC §5316 - Job Access and Reverse Commute El Paso - NM USA (JARC)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT ITS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 49 USC §5316 - JOB ACCESS AND REVERSE COMMUTE EL PASO - NM USA (JARC), TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FOR APPROVAL AND THAT THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BE AUTHORIZED TO ACT AS DESIGNATED RECIPIENT FOR 49 USC §5316 (JARC) FUNDS. AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS AND TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PLAN. (ACTION 08-85)

   
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 YES

   
Item: MTB6.  Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Mass Transit Department to submit its Program Management Plan for 49 USC §5317 (New Freedom), to the Federal Transit Administration"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT ITS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 49 USC §5317 (NEW FREEDOM), TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FOR APPROVAL AND THAT THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BE AUTHORIZED TO ACT AS DESIGNATED RECIPIENT FOR 49 USC §5317 (NEW FREEDOM) FUNDS. AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS AND TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PLAN. (ACTION 08-86)

   
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 YES

   
Item: MTB7.  Director's report on
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

7A. OPERATIONS TO INCLUDE 2008 ON-TIME REPORT AND MISSED SERVICE REPORT COMPARISON FOR FY2008-FY2009;

7B. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPORTS FOR FIXED ROUTE AND PARATRANSIT;

7C. MAINTENANCE REPORTS TO INCLUDE ROAD CALLS REPORTED FOR ALL UNITS, FOR 91'S, 93'S AND 400'S AND FOR 600'S (FROM OCT. 1 - OCT. 31, 2008); ROADCALL COMPARISON FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2006-2008; AND MECHANICAL PMI TRACKING 2008 (THIRD QUARTER).

   
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