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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL AND SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 2/24/2009
 
   
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 FEBRUARY 16, 2009.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 16, 2009. [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 BE AUTHORIZED TO: (I) FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (II) EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE PFC AT THE AIRPORT (III) SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED ASSURANCES, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION AND (IV) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO: (I) FILE AN APPLICATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,634,000 WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AUTHORIZING THE CONTINUATION OF THE PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (THE AIRPORT); (II) EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE PFC AT THE AIRPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AIRPORT'S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; (III) SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED ASSURANCES, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION OR REQUESTED BY THE FAA; AND (IV) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4724]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO FILE AN AMENDMENT TO PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) APPLICATION NO. 06-03-C-00-ELP WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA), AUTHORIZING: I) THE DECREASE OF $6,154,172 IN THE PFC IMPOSE AND USE AUTHORITY OF EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, (II) SUBMISSION OF ALL AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED IN THE AMENDMENT OR REQUESTED BY THE FAA; AND (III) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO FILE AN AMENDMENT TO PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) APPLICATION NO. 06-03-C-00-ELP WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AUTHORIZING: I) THE DECREASE OF $6,154,172 IN THE PFC IMPOSE AND USE AUTHORITY OF EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EPIA); (II) SUBMISSION OF ALL AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED IN THE AMENDMENT OR REQUESTED BY THE FAA; AND (III) DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF AVIATION AS THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO ACT IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMENDMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4724]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS CONCESSION AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND TRAVELEX AMERICA INC. (''CONCESSIONAIRE'')

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SECOND AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS CONCESSION AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''LESSOR'') AND TRAVELEX AMERICA INC. (''CONCESSIONAIRE'') TOGETHER WITH RELATED DOCUMENTS FOR THE CONCESSION LOCATED IN THE TERMINAL BUILDING AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4724]

"3D. RESOLUTION: CONDEMNATION LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES (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:

1. 3830 JOHNSON AVENUE $9,389.79 VERONICA S. JAROSZ

(DISTRICT 2)

2. 1921 ARIZONA $1,981.29 CHARLES G. CLARK

(DISTRICT 8)

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

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION DEED FROM AAV DEVELOPING & CONSTRUCTION, LLC, EAST OF LINK DRIVE AND SOUTH OF NORTH LOOP DRIVE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION DEED FROM AAV DEVELOPING & CONSTRUCTION, LLC, DEDICATING TO THE CITY A PIECE OF LAND TO BE USED AS A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 2, SAN CARLOS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. THE AREA IS 229.58 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE, WHICH WILL BE ADDED TO THE ABUTTING RIGHT-OF-WAY IN ORDER FOR THE EXISTING PORTION OF AMIGO DRIVE TO ALIGN WITH THE PORTION WITHIN THE PROPOSED ALBORADA PALMS ESTATES SUBDIVISION AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN EXHIBIT ''A'' AND SURVEY IN EXHIBIT ''B'' OF THE DEDICATION DEED. SUBJECT PROPERTY: EAST OF LINK DRIVE AND SOUTH OF NORTH LOOP DRIVE. APPLICANT: AAV DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION, LLC. (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, RAUL GARCIA, (915) 541-4935]

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A STREET DEDICATORY CERTIFICATE FROM THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY GRANTING TO THE CITY AS AN EASEMENT AND DEDICATION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR USE OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED WITHIN MONTECILLO UNIT 3 SUBDIVISION, NORTH OF I-10 AND WEST OF MESA STREET.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A STREET DEDICATORY CERTIFICATE FROM THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY GRANTING TO THE CITY AS AN EASEMENT AND DEDICATION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR USE OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED WITHIN MONTECILLO UNIT 3 SUBDIVISION, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF TRACTS 1, AND 19 (EL PASO ELECTRIC CO. ROW) JOHN BARKER SURVEY NO. 10, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF I-10 AND WEST OF MESA STREET. APPLICANT: EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY. (DISTRICT 1)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, EDDIE GARCIA, (915) 541-4638]

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT JAY BANASIAK, DIRECTOR OF THE SUN METRO/MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, BE APPOINTED TO THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION AS THE SUN METRO/MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE IN LIEU OF TIM OMICK, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT JAY BANASIAK, DIRECTOR OF THE SUN METRO/MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, BE APPOINTED TO THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION AS THE SUN METRO/MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE IN LIEU OF TIM OMICK, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[MAYOR'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4656]

"3I. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ENTITLED TEMPORARY ADVERTISING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, TEXAS,

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ENTITLED TEMPORARY ADVERTISING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, (''COUNTY'') FOR SUPPORT OF MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SERVICES FOR OCTOBER 1, 2008 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM MARKETING FOR THE MUSEUM OF ART AND THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY WHICH WILL BE PARTLY FUNDED BY WAY OF REIMBURSEMENT AWARDED BY THE COUNTY FROM THE COUNTY HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX FUNDS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, SEAN MCGLYNN, (915) 541-4896]

"4A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: RAYMUNDO RODRIGUEZ TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

RAYMUNDO RODRIGUEZ TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: OSCAR PEREZ AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

OSCAR PEREZ AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"4C. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: IRASEMA CORONADO TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

IRASEMA CORONADO TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ALISA JORGENSEN AS A REGULAR MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

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

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: GRACIA M. SANDOVAL TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

GRACIA M. SANDOVAL TO THE ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: CHARLES S. WAKEEM AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

CHARLES S. WAKEEM AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8.

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

"5D. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ALEJANDRO F. GANEM TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ALEJANDRO F. GANEM TO THE COMMITTEE ON BORDER RELATIONS BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5E. BOARD APPOINTMENT: JULIO NORMAN TO THE RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL (RSVP)

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

JULIO NORMAN TO THE RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL (RSVP) BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8.

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

"6A. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: DISCRETIONARY FUNDS:

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ALLOCATE THE USE OF DISTRICT 4 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1775.52 TO PURCHASE FOUR TRASH RECEPTACLES AND HAVE THEM SECURED AT TODD WARE PARK. (DEPT. ID #01010004; ACCOUNT #504420; FUND #01101; CLASS #01001). [REPRESENTATIVE MELINA CASTRO, (915) 541-4400]

"6B. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: NOTATION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

FOR NOTATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.92.110 OF THE CITY CODE; RECEIPT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BY MAYOR JOHN COOK ON FEBRUARY 14, 2009, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 FROM RONALD AND ESTHER COSTA AND $500 FROM BAIN CONSTRUCTION. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

"7. 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

FEBRUARY 24, 2009

A. RADISSON SUITE INN IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,015.49 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #0827-999-3146-0034).

B. CORETREE LAND II IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,302.26 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #A765-999-006C-0270).

C. FIRST SAVINGS BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C050-999-2000-4300).

D. COLONIAL SAVINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,034.07 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0800-1200).

E. GMAC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,084.38 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0250-1500).

F. LAWYERS TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,279.84 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C340-999-0270-6700).

G. ELSA DOMINGUEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,085.55 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C714-999-0010-2200).

H. LABELTECH, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $34,588.01 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C756-999-0010-0100).

I. JIM R. & NITA R. PHILLIPS IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,170.52 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES (PID #C801-999-0040-2100).

J. DAVID G. NAVA IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,314.33 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C840-999-0300-2700).

K. WELLS FARGO REAL ESTATE TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,793.93 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #E076-000-0010-1400).

L. AJAN TIGER PROPERTIES, LTD IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,503.81 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #H495-000-0000-0370).

M. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,890.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #H770-000-0010-1000).

N. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,874.04 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #H801-999-0090-0125).

O. SERGIO LUCERO IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,855.54 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #L131-999-0060-0600).

P. ROSE CORONADO TRAILS L.P. IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,844.81 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #0599-999-1010-0000).

Q. LOURDES LOPEZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,689.35 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #L681-999-0050-8100).

R. AIRLINE INTERNATIONAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,792.69 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M344-999-0260-1800).

S. FIRST SAVINGS BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M633-999-0040-1100).

T. LUIS BARREDA IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,686.47 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M765-999-0030-4300).

U. GECU IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,692.67 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #P654-999-0270-1100).

V. D J JORDAN PROPERTIES IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,055.97 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #R871-999-0010-3300).

W. DOVENMUEHLE MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,692.71 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S137-999-0040-1200).

X. JOYCE A. SMITH IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,487.47 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S137-999-0110-4000).

Y. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,376.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S332-999-0030-3200).

Z. JOHN K. CHRISTMAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,298.00 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S380-999-0160-3900).

AA. SIERRA TITLE COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,265.54 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S401-999-0010-8100).

BB. LAWYERS TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,534.11 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S618-999-000N-0100)

CC. JOSE R. ACOSTA IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,727.48 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0070-1900).

DD. TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,739.55 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1250-2000).

EE. CAPITAL TITLE OF TEXAS, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,058.86 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1330-3000).

FF. LONE STAR SITE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,072.94 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-5690-1400).

GG. STERLING REV TRUST COMPASS BANK, TTEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,595.07 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-1110-4700).

HH. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,547.89 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-1500-3100).

II. GECU IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,999.57 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-3550-0900).

JJ. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICES CORP. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,058.49 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #W145-999-0730-1100).

KK. CHASE HOME FINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,771.41 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #W418-999-0050-2810).

LL. CHASE HOME FINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,681.74 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #X578-000-3430-3000).

MM. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,599.45 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #B691-000-0110-0500).

NN. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,576.20 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #B691-000-0120-1000).

OO. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,639.30 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #B691-000-0120-1200).

PP. ESCROW, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,385.23 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #C232-999-0050-5000).

QQ. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,938.56 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #E076-000-0060-5600).

RR. STEWART TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,816.97 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #E742-000-0050-1300).

SS. ANDRES SANTOS & HELEN SANTOS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,234.16 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #I256-999-0290-0300).

TT. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,742.18 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-0010-0125).

UU. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,743.52 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-0010-0150).

VV. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,743.36 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-0010-0325).

WW. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,427.76 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-0010-0350).

XX. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,607.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-0010-0550).

YY. COMMERCIAL ESCROW IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,173.78 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M374-000-020-3000).

ZZ. FIRST SAVINGS BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,700.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID # M633-999-0040-0500).

AAA. AIR LIQUIDE AMERICA LP IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,702.59 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #E131-999-0070-7200).

BBB. AIRLINE INTERNATIONAL LUGGAGE, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,792.69 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #M344-999-0260-1800).

CCC. COUNTRYWIDE TAX SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,672.66 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #N425-999-0220-2700).

DDD. J.H. STRACHAN RANCH & PERSONAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,722.79 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #P879-000-0020-0100).

EEE. FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,769.15 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S075-000-0640-01K0).

FFF. RONALD WHITE IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,376.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S332-999-0030-3200).

GGG. HENRY L. THRASH IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,534.11 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S618-999-000N-0100).

HHH. EL PASO OUTLET CENTER HOLDING, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,103.89 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S818-999-0010-0800).

III. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,920.93 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1370-1700).

JJJ. AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,664.45 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #W145-999-0370-0100).

"8A. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-063 (ARMORED CAR SERVICES) TO TRANS AMERICA PROTECTION CORPORATION

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-063 (ARMORED CAR SERVICES) TO TRANS AMERICA PROTECTION CORPORATION FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $216,000.

DEPARTMENT: INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES

AWARD TO: TRANS AMERICA PROTECTION CORPORATION

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: ONE YEAR

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $72,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 64010283 - 502212 - 40272

FUNDING SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE REVENUE - SECURITY CONTRACTS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $216,000 (3-YEAR TOTAL)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A 36-MONTH SERVICES TYPE CONTRACT FOR ARMORED CAR SERVICES.

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 INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES RECOMMEND AWARD TO TRANS AMERICA PROTECTION CORPORATION, THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

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

"8B. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-084 (ELECTRIC CART OPERATOR SERVICES) TO GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF EL PASO INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-084 (ELECTRIC CART OPERATOR SERVICES) TO GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF EL PASO INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $212,418.38.

DEPARTMENT: AIRPORT

AWARD TO: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF EL PASO INC.

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: ONE YEAR

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $ 69,071.88 (1ST YEAR)

$ 71,673.25 (2ND YEAR)

$ 71,673.25 (3RD YEAR)

ACCOUNT NO.: 62620005 - 502215 - 40101

FUNDING SOURCE: AIRPORT OPERATING FUNDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $212,418.38 (3-YEAR TOTAL)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A 36-MONTH 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 AIRPORT RECOMMEND AWARD TO GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF EL PASO, INC., THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID. [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"9. COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL: REQUEST THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH BLAIR-HALL CO., INC. WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH BLAIR-HALL CO., INC. WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, AND THE CITY'S DESIGN CONSULTANT. THIS PROJECT WAS BID AS A COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL AND THE STATUTE ALLOWS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING THE SCOPE AND PRICE OF A PROJECT WITH THE SELECTED OFFEROR.

DEPARTMENT: PARKS AND RECREATION

PROJECT NO.: PMF08002

FUNDING SOURCE: 2008 REPROGRAMMING

PROPOSAL NO.: 2009-078

DISTRICT: 8

[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: 3G.  RESOLUTION: That the City expend additional available funding to Blair-Hall Company Inc. for Contract Number 2006-186, Westside Sports Complex Project.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

THAT THE CITY EXPEND ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $78,339.15 TO BLAIR-HALL COMPANY INC. TO FUND ADDITIONAL LABOR AND MATERIALS (SOD PRICE INCREASES FOR THE SPORTS FIELDS) FOR CONTRACT NUMBER 2006-186, WESTSIDE SPORTS COMPLEX PROJECT. THE APPROVAL OF THIS ADDITIONAL AMOUNT WILL INCREASE THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FROM $4,202,794.65 TO $4,281,133.80. (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 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: 10A.  -10C. 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 VACATING A TWENTY-FOOT WIDE ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN ZARAGOZA ROAD AND DEPOT STREET WITHIN BLOCK 45 OF YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF ALAMEDA AVENUE AND EAST OF HARRIS STREET. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, EDDIE GARCIA, (915) 541-4638]

10B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 8961, AN ORDINANCE CREATING A CITY ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, TO REVISE THE CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP AND THE DEFINITION OF A QUORUM; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NOS. 11194 AND 11525, RELATING TO THE NAME AND NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING, WILLIAM BENNETT, (915) 541-4243]

10C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.44 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), SECTION 12.44.160 A. (PARKING IN ALLEYS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY APPLYING THE REGULATIONS OF SECTION 12.44.160 A. TO ALL ALLEYS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 3, 2009, FOR ITEMS 10A - 10C

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: 11.  INTRODUCTION AND PUBLIC HEARING - FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of ''City of El Paso, Texas, Taxable General Obligation Pension Bonds, Series 2009;''
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ''CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, TAXABLE GENERAL OBLIGATION PENSION BONDS, SERIES 2009;'' AND RESOLVE MATTERS WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE SAID ISSUANCE, INCLUDING A DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR., (915) 541-4215] [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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-059 (Concrete Intersection Improvements Artcraft-Upper Valley and Artcraft-Westside Road) to Mesquite Construction Company LLC
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-059 (CONCRETE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ARTCRAFT-UPPER VALLEY AND ARTCRAFT-WESTSIDE ROAD) TO MESQUITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $883,226.80.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: MESQUITE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID I: $232,716.00

BASE BID II: $ 62,320.00

BASE BID III: $ 500.00

BASE BID IV: $587,690.80

ACCOUNT NO.: 99331117-508027-27263-PCP06ST012B

FUNDING SOURCE: 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $883,226.80

DISTRICT: 1

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 A PART OF THIS AWARD, 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 PROJECT, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW, DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE PRICES AND ARE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT. THE FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. MESQUITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC (2ND LOWEST BID), IS THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. ENGINEERING RECOMMENDS THAT ARMOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC. (THE LOWEST BID) BE DEEMED A NON-RESPONSIVE AND NON-RESPONSIBLE BIDDER BECAUSE ARMOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC. AND ITS SUBCONTRACTOR FAILED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION THAT SHOWED EXPERIENCE ON PROJECTS OF SIMILAR SIZE AND SCOPE. [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 DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-003 (Reverse Telephone Alert System) to Federal Signal Corporation"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-003 (REVERSE TELEPHONE ALERT SYSTEM) TO FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $570,450.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

AWARD TO: FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION

UNIVERSITY PARK, IL

ITEMS: ALL

FIRST YEAR TOTAL: $257,050

OPTION: 5 YEARS (6 THRU 10)

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 508035 - 07185 - G220803

FUNDING SOURCE: FIRE - URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE GRANT

TOTAL AWARD: $570,450 (INCLUDES YEARS 2 THRU 5 MAINTENANCE)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND FIRE RECOMMEND AWARD TO FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION, THE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID. [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: 13A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of tract 1A5, Section 45, Block 79, Township 2, Texas and Pacific Railroad Surveys, north of Pebble Hills and east of Tierra Blanda Drive. ZON08-00099
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACT 1A5, SECTION 45, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-2 (APARTMENT) TO C-1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF PEBBLE HILLS AND EAST OF TIERRA BLANDA DRIVE. APPLICANT: JNC LAND INC. ZON08-00099 (DISTRICT 5)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ANDREW SALLOUM, (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: 13B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance repealing Title 17 (Housing), Chapter 17.16 (Inspections and Certificates)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING TITLE 17 (HOUSING), CHAPTER 17.16 (INSPECTIONS AND CERTIFICATES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, VICTOR Q. TORRES, (915) 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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14.  HUMAN RESOURCES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8064 (Classification and Compensation Plan) to amend the Classification and Compensation Plan in its entirety. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8064 (CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN) TO AMEND THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN IN ITS ENTIRETY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
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: 15A.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Community and Human Development Department Director to approve, cancel, or deny Empowerment Zone business loan restructure/modification requests provided such actions are in accordance with the Empowerment Zone Division's delinquent business loan procedures for the Revolving Loan Fund"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR TO APPROVE, CANCEL, OR DENY EMPOWERMENT ZONE BUSINESS LOAN RESTRUCTURE/MODIFICATION REQUESTS PROVIDED SUCH ACTIONS ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE DIVISION'S DELINQUENT BUSINESS LOAN PROCEDURES FOR THE REVOLVING LOAN FUND; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE STANDARD RESTRUCTURING/MODIFICATION AGREEMENTS AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DELINQUENT BUSINESS LOAN PROCEDURES, WITH THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. (DISTRICTS 1, 3, 6, 7, AND 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: 15B.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution approving the September 2008 - August 2009, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Empowerment Zone Planning and Implementation Grant Program Administrative Budget (Agreement No. EZ-99-TX-0013)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SEPTEMBER 2008 - AUGUST 2009, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT EMPOWERMENT ZONE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGET (AGREEMENT NO. EZ-99-TX-0013) IN ACCORDANCE WITH 24 CFR PART 598. (DISTRICTS 1, 3, 6, 7, AND 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: 16.  DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES: Discussion and action to direct that the City Manager City-initiate the right-of-way vacation for a portion of a 20-foot wide alley, Block 1, Mills Map, El Paso County, Texas, for the purpose of supporting the Downtown revitalization project known as ''Mills Plaza.''
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THAT THE CITY MANAGER CITY-INITIATE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION FOR A PORTION OF A 20-FOOT WIDE ALLEY, BLOCK 1, MILLS MAP, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT KNOWN AS ''MILLS PLAZA.'' (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

   
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: 17A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on an appeal by property owners of the Manhattan Heights Historic District regarding a decision rendered by the Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) in HLC Case: HPC09-00005; 3200 Wheeling, El Paso, Texas, on February 2, 2009, to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for the referenced property. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED FOUR (4) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN APPEAL BY PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE MANHATTAN HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT REGARDING A DECISION RENDERED BY THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION (HLC) IN HLC CASE: HPC09-00005; 3200 WHEELING, EL PASO, TEXAS, ON FEBRUARY 2, 2009, TO APPROVE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS FOR THE REFERENCED PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 2) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, VICTOR Q. TORRES, (915) 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 DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 17B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign an amendment to the May 6, 2008, Development Agreement by and between the City of El Paso, the El Paso Water Utilities - Public Service Board, and Haciendas Del Rio Partners, LP to amend Exhibit B, Strahan Southeast of Moore. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AMENDMENT TO THE MAY 6, 2008, DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES - PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, AND HACIENDAS DEL RIO PARTNERS, LP TO AMEND EXHIBIT B, DEVELOPMENT PLAN, TO INCREASE THE RESIDENTIAL LOTS FROM 118 TO 188 AND TO MODIFY THE CROSS SECTION TO DELETE THE SIDEWALKS. THE DENSITY WILL NOT EXCEED 2.5 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE AS REQUIRED BY THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. SUBJECT PROPERTY: STRAHAN SOUTHEAST OF MOORE. APPLICANT: HACIENDAS DEL RIO PARTNERS, LP.

(WEST ETJ, NEAR DISTRICT 1)

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

   
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: 18.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Presentation to City Council regarding the unveiling of the New Downtown Website.
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION TO CITY COUNCIL REGARDING THE UNVEILING OF THE NEW DOWNTOWN WEBSITE. (DISTRICT 8) [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 19.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to sign the Agreements for Engineering Services"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON RESOLUTIONS AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE AGREEMENTS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''LANDSCAPING, OPEN SPACE AND PARK DESIGN CONSULTANT SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $25,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,000 AND;

PARKHILL, SMITH AND COOPER FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $25,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,000 AND;

BATH ENGINEERING FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $25,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,000 AND;

GA ARCHITECTURE INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

MIJARES MORA ARCHITECTS INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

QUANTUM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INCORPORATED FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

MORENO CARDENAS INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

AIA ENGINEERS, LTD. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

MARTINEZ ENGINEERING GROUP FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

WALTER P. MOORE AND ASSOCIATES FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000 AND;

HUITT-ZOLLARS INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,000.

(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: 20.  OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: Discussion and action to establish appropriations for Parks and Recreation capital equipment requirements"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ESTABLISHED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ESTABLISH APPROPRIATIONS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ($265,200) USING USER FEE FUND BALANCE.

DECREASE $265,200 FROM USER FEE FUND BALANCE

INCREASE $265,200 TO PARKS ADMIN DP EQUIPMENT

(ALL DISTRICTS)

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

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

POSTPONED FROM 02-16-09

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: EX1.  Jimmy Lee Sweed vs. the City of El Paso, et. al., Cause No. 2008-159. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED JIMMY LEE SWEED VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO.: 2008-159.

JIMMY LEE SWEED VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, ET. AL., CAUSE NO. 2008-159. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly ABSTAIN
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: EX2.  Claim of G.O.T. Supply Inc., Our File No. 08-C-221. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM ENTITLED G.O.T. SUPPLY INC., OUR FILE NO. 08-C-221.

CLAIM OF G.O.T. SUPPLY INC., OUR FILE NO. 08-C-221. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly ABSTAIN
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta ABSTAIN
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: EX3.  Rafael Gardon vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2003-493. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED RAFAEL GARDON VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2003-493.

RAFAEL GARDON VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2003-493. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly ABSTAIN
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: EX4.  Discussion and action regarding strategies and options related to Asarco litigation, bankruptcy, TCEQ permit process, and other legal matters involving Asarco. (551.071) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING STRATEGIES AND OPTIONS RELATED TO ASARCO LITIGATION, BANKRUPTCY, TCEQ PERMIT PROCESS, AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING ASARCO. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX5.  Claim of Jorge Valenzuela Jr., Our File No. 08-C-177. (551.071)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ACOSTA, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING CLAIMANTS’ SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF JORGE VALENZUELA SR. AND JORGE VALENZUELA JR., OUR FILE NO. 08-C-177.

CLAIM OF JORGE VALENZUELA JR., OUR FILE NO. 08-C-177. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro ABSTAIN
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: MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

"MTB1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-082 (MISSION VALLEY TERMINAL & VISITOR CENTER SITE DEMOLITION) TO JMR DEMOLITION, LTD."

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-082 (MISSION VALLEY TERMINAL & VISITOR CENTER SITE DEMOLITION) TO JMR DEMOLITION, LTD. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $50,800.00. (ACTION 09-18)

DEPARTMENT: SUN METRO

AWARD TO: JMR DEMOLITION, LTD.

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID: $50,800.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600011 - 508027 - 11600 - TX90-X606

FUNDING SOURCE: FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, GRANT NO. TX 90-X606

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $50,800.00

DISTRICT: 7

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 (TIE BREAKER)


 
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