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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL AND SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 5/19/2009
 
   
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 MAY 12, 2009.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 12, 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 COUNCIL DECLARES THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AUGUST 6 TO AUGUST 16, 2009, SERVES A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE AND IS AUTHORIZED.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DECLARES THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF DISCRETIONARY FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AUGUST 6 TO AUGUST 16, 2009, SERVES A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE AND IS AUTHORIZED.

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SITES SOUTHWEST, LLC FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''EPIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AT GLOBAL REACH & COTTONWOODS''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SITES SOUTHWEST, LLC FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''EPIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AT GLOBAL REACH & COTTONWOODS'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $170,746 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $220,746. THE CITY MANAGER IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ALL NECESSARY BUDGET TRANSFERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT. (62620022/508016/41091/PAP0051) (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CONDE, A TEXAS CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''SCHWABE AND COOLEY STREET AND DRAINAGE''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CONDE, A TEXAS CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''SCHWABE AND COOLEY STREET AND DRAINAGE'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $115,345 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $165,345. (99331117/508050/27263/P09ST001) (2009 REPROGAMMING) (DISTRICT 7)

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

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CSA DESIGN GROUP, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''PASODALE SUBDIVISION PHASE IV''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CSA DESIGN GROUP, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''PASODALE SUBDIVISION PHASE IV'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $211,911 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $261,911. (99331117/508050/27263/P09ST001) (2009 REPROGRAMMING) (DISTRICT 7)

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

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,463.75 TO THE EL PASO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARKING LOT AT THE NORTHWEST CAMPUS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,463.75 TO THE EL PASO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARKING LOT AT THE NORTHWEST CAMPUS AS PROVIDED IN THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT APPROVED MAY 22, 2007, AND AS AMENDED ON JULY 15, 2008. THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $24,463.75 INCREASES THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID PURSUANT TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE CITY TO A NEW TOTAL OF $1,024,463.75. THE FUNDING SOURCE IS 2000 QUALITY OF LIFE BONDS. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3G. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SLI ENGINEERING, INC., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''PASODALE SUBDIVISION PHASE III''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SLI ENGINEERING, INC., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''PASODALE SUBDIVISION PHASE III'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $200,447 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $250,447. (99331117/ 508050/27263/P09ST001) (2009 REPROGRAMMING) (DISTRICT 7) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $276,738.30 TO DANTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF THE EL PASO ZOO WESTERN EXPANSION, CONTRACT NUMBER 2006-145.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $276,738.30 TO DANTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF THE EL PASO ZOO WESTERN EXPANSION, CONTRACT NUMBER 2006-145. THIS APPROVAL IS FOR CHANGE ORDERS 40 AND 41. CHANGE ORDER 40 IS FOR ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT TO MAINTAIN THE WETLAND WATER HOLE FEATURES AND POOLS, AND IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $170,480.60. CHANGE ORDER 41 IS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM BUILDING, AND IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $106,257.70. THE NEW CONTRACT SUM, INCLUDING CHANGE ORDERS 40 AND 41, IS $18,780,144.71. (14101003/ 508027/ 60306/ PQLZO106) (DISTRICT 3) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423

"3I. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE FIRST OF THE 4 ONE-YEAR OPTIONS FOR AUDIT SERVICES OF BKD, LLP, AS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 1, 2008,

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE FIRST OF THE 4 ONE-YEAR OPTIONS FOR AUDIT SERVICES OF BKD, LLP, AS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 1, 2008, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY'S AUDIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31, 2009, AND SIGN AN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009. ESTIMATED AWARD OF CONTRACT IS $335,420. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

"3J. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF CERTIFIED FIRE-PARAMEDIC TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF CERTIFIED FIRE-PARAMEDIC TRAINEE IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THE CODE IS 19070. THE GRADE IS GS 52. SALARY RANGE: $30,712.53 - $49,073.24. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3K. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO CONSENT TO THE THIRD AMENDMENT OF THE PETER AND MARGARET B. DE WETTER CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO CONSENT TO THE THIRD AMENDMENT OF THE PETER AND MARGARET B. DE WETTER CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, SEAN MCGLYNN, (915) 541-4896]

"3L. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY'S REPRESENTATIVE TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT FOR THE LOCAL PARK GRANT PROGRAM, URBAN OUTDOOR RECREATION GRANT CONCERNING THE SITE KNOWN AS SANDSTONE RANCH,

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY'S REPRESENTATIVE TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT FOR THE LOCAL PARK GRANT PROGRAM, URBAN OUTDOOR RECREATION GRANT CONCERNING THE SITE KNOWN AS SANDSTONE RANCH, DESIGNATE THE DIRECTOR OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AS THE CITY'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, CERTIFY THAT THE CITY IS ELIGIBLE, THAT THE MATCHING SHARE IS AVAILABLE, THAT THE SANDSTONE RANCH PARK IS DESIGNATED AS A PARK, AND THAT THE APPLICATION WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE TEXAS REVIEW AND COMMENTS SYSTEMS FOR CONSIDERATION. (DISTRICT 4) [PARKS AND RECREATION, JOEL W. MCKNIGHT, (915) 541-4354]

"3M. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A JOINT USE RESOLUTION OF THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, TRUSTEES (PSB) AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, (CITY) PERTAINING TO THE JOINT USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO BROWN STREET AND SCHUSTER AVENUE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A JOINT USE RESOLUTION OF THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, TRUSTEES (PSB) AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, (CITY) PERTAINING TO THE JOINT USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO BROWN STREET AND SCHUSTER AVENUE BEING PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 39F, 137, 138, 139, 142, 143, AND 174 ALEXANDER ADDITION, AND TRACT 35 (ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL 1) AND A PORTION OF TRACT 16, H.F. FISHER SURVEY NO. 293, SUBJECT TO THE PERMANENT EASEMENT SIGNED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1971, AND ALL VACATED STREETS AND ALLEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO ALLOW FOR COMPATIBLE USE WITH THE CITY'S ADJOINING PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 1) [PARKS AND RECREATION, NANETTE SMEJKAL, (915) 541-4331]

"3N. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL RESCINDS ITS ACTION OF APRIL 24, 2001, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PROCEDURES FOR THE RESALE OF PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN STRUCK OFF TO THE CITY AT A TAX SALE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL RESCINDS ITS ACTION OF APRIL 24, 2001, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PROCEDURES FOR THE RESALE OF PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN STRUCK OFF TO THE CITY AT A TAX SALE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

"4. NOTIFICATION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: RECEIPT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA ON MAY 7, 2009, IN THE AMOUNT OF $500 FROM MARIA TERAN

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

FOR NOTATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.92.110 OF THE CITY CODE: RECEIPT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA ON MAY 7, 2009, IN THE AMOUNT OF $500 FROM MARIA TERAN. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4108]

"5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS)

[TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

MAY 19, 2009

A. THE CHILDREN'S PLACE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,483.60 OVERPAYMENT

OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #2001-999-0379-0034).

B. HSBC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,761.47 OVERPAYMENT OF

2007 TAXES. (PID #R460-999-0420-5800).

C. ALICIA WILLIAMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,267.60 OVERPAYMENT OF

2008 TAXES. (PID #S912-999-001M-3600).

D. FIRST AMERICAN R/E TAX SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,853.59

OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #W145-999-0110-0300).

E. FLAGSTAR BANK IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,953.58 OVERPAYMENT OF

2008 TAXES. (PID #Z021-999-0040-3700).

   
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: 3B.  RESOLUTION: That in accordance with Section 3.5 of the City Charter, as revised, the regular City Council meeting for June 30, 2009, is hereby canceled. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3.5 OF THE CITY CHARTER, AS REVISED, THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR JUNE 30, 2009, IS HEREBY CANCELED.

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

   
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: 6.  BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: The award of Solicitation No. 2009-093 (Drug Testing and Alcohol Screening) to Kroll Laboratory Specialists, Inc.,"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-093 (DRUG TESTING AND ALCOHOL SCREENING) TO KROLL LABORATORY SPECIALISTS, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $159,900.

DEPARTMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES

AWARD TO: KROLL LABORATORY SPECIALISTS, INC.

GRETNA, LA

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: TWO YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $53,300

ACCOUNT NO.: VARIOUS

FUNDING SOURCE: VARIOUS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $159,900 (3-YEAR TOTAL)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A THREE YEAR CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND HUMAN RESOURCES RECOMMEND AWARD TO KROLL LABORATORY SPECIALISTS, INC., 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: 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 TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY SUSPENDING THE NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE FOR THAT PORTION OF 111 OREGON STREET BETWEEN KERBEY AVENUE AND ROBINSON AVENUE, BOTH SIDES, UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2010. 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]

7B. AN ORDINANCE DEFINING SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE YEARLY CITY AUDIT AS PRESCRIBED BY ARTICLE VII, ''PUBLIC FINANCE'', SECTION 7.21, ''INDEPENDENT AUDIT'', OF THE CITY CHARTER AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 014486. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 26, 2009, FOR ITEMS 7A - 7B

7C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 25 THROUGH 28, BLOCK 22, SECOND ADDITION TO WOMBLE ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-5 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A-O (APARTMENT/OFFICE). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 332 NORTH CLARK DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: E.B. SILVA MANAGEMENT L.L.C. ZON08-00096 (DISTRICT 3)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 9, 2009, FOR ITEM 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 YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8A.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-206 for the Upper Valley Drainage Improvements Phase IB (Re-Bid), to Saab Site Contractors L.P. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-206 FOR THE UPPER VALLEY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE IB (RE-BID), TO SAAB SITE CONTRACTORS L.P. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $1,304,460.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

AWARD TO: SAAB SITE CONTRACTORS L.P.

BASE BID: $1,304,460

ACCOUNT NO.: 14200500 -508027- 27264 - PSTM06

PW26-0B

FUNDING SOURCE: STORM 2006

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $1,304,460

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, 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 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 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

[ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423] POSTPONED FROM 05-12-09

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

   
Item: 8B.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign the Agreement for Engineering Services by and between the City of El Paso and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for a project known as ''Runway 8R-26L Extension''"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''RUNWAY 8R-26L EXTENSION'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $844,006.64 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $894,006.64. THE CITY MANAGER IS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ALL NECESSARY BUDGET TRANSFERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT. (62620031/508016/ 11516/G620AIP0026) (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: 8C.  ENGINEERING: That the City Manager be authorized to execute a Contract of Sale by and between the City of El Paso and Northgate Plaza, LLC, a California Limited Company; Elias Donay, Daryoush Khani and Jaklin Meshkanian, to purchase property for the Northeast Transit Terminal,"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND NORTHGATE PLAZA, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED COMPANY; ELIAS DONAY, DARYOUSH KHANI AND JAKLIN MESHKANIAN, TO PURCHASE PROPERTY FOR THE NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL, WHICH PROPERTY IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, NORTHGATE REPLAT ''C,'' AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN VOLUME 62, PAGE 45, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS; AND THAT THE CONTRACT OF SALE SHALL OFFER JUST COMPENSATION FOR THE VALUE OF THE LAND IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,700,000; AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO OR HER DESIGNEE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED WITHIN THIS RESOLUTION. FTA GRANT TX-90-X573 - PROJECT #: G600352; FUND: 11655; DEPARTMENT: 60600011; ACCOUNT: 508000 ($1,961,826.95 -72.3%); STATE OF TEXAS DEFENSE ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT GRANT - PROJECT #: PCP09MT007; FUND: 11710; DEPARTMENT: 60600011; ACCOUNT: 508000 ($200,000.00 - 7.4%); 2009 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION - PROJECT #: PCP09MT007; FUND: 27265; DEPARTMENT: 14400100; ACCOUNT: 508000 ($551,484.51 -20.3%) (DISTRICT 4) [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: 8D.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action that the City be authorized to enter into negotiations with Arrow Building Corporation, who submitted the highest ranked proposal for the Glory Road Transit Terminal project,"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH ARROW BUILDING CORPORATION, WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE GLORY ROAD TRANSIT TERMINAL PROJECT, AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND SUN METRO. 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: SUN METRO

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600011/508027/11711/PCP09MT003

& 4400100/508027/27265/PCP09MT003

FUNDING SOURCE: AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT

ACT & 2009 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

PROPOSAL NO.: 2009-145

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 ABSTAIN
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-155 (Traffic Signal Heads) to Republic Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc. d/b/a Republic ITS"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-155 (TRAFFIC SIGNAL HEADS) TO REPUBLIC INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC. D/B/A REPUBLIC ITS FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $521,034.

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: REPUBLIC INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

SERVICES, INC. D/B/A REPUBLIC ITS

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: ONE YEAR

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $173,678

ACCOUNT NO.: 32010288-503203-01101

99331117-508027-27263

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL FUND AND 2006 CERTIFICATES OF

OBLIGATIONS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $521,034

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL HEADS.

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 STREET RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division, be authorized to issue a purchase order to Oracle Corporation, a State Department of Information Resources (DIR) contractor under DIR State Contract DIR-VPC-03-018)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO ORACLE CORPORATION, A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-VPC-03-018), IN THE AMOUNT OF $202,443.16 FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR 2009, AND AN AMOUNT OF $673,142.17 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 FOR A TOTAL AWARD OF $875,585.33 FOR VARIOUS SOFTWARE COMPONENTS INCLUDING PEOPLESOFT ERP SERVICES AND SUPPORT. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DIR PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON MARCH 6, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

AWARD AMOUNT: $202,443.16 - FY2009

$673,142.17 - FY 2010

ACCOUNT NO.: 39010351-502202-01101

FUNDING SOURCE: INFORMATION SERVICES, DATA PROCESSING CONTRACTS,

OPERATING ACCOUNT

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $875,585.33

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-219

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 15 through 26 and east 15.48 feet of Lot 14, Block 4, Hughes Subdivision of Block 2 of Alameda Acres, 5713 and 5717 Welch Street, ZON08-00120"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DENIED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 15 THROUGH 26 AND EAST 15.48 FEET OF LOT 14, BLOCK 4, HUGHES SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 2 OF ALAMEDA ACRES, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-5 (RESIDENTIAL) TO C-4 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 5713 AND 5717 WELCH STREET. APPLICANT: JORGE VALENZUELA. ZON08-00120 (DISTRICT 3)

THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ISMAEL SEGOVIA, (915) 541-4027]

POSTPONED FROM 04-14-09 AND 04-21-09

   
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on the ''Upper Valley Traffic Study'' report findings and recommendations."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ACCEPT THE "UPPER VALLEY TRAFFIC STUDY" REPORT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY AND TO DIRECT STAFF TO ADVANCE ALL ELIGIBLE PROJECTS IN THE STUDY THROUGH THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) PROCESS TO INSURE SUBMISSION FOR FEDERAL FUNDING.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE ''UPPER VALLEY TRAFFIC STUDY'' REPORT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. (DISTRICTS 1 AND 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 DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City of El Paso to sell a portion of Lot 21 and a portion of Lot 22, Block 13, Sahara Subdivision, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, to Mountain Vista Builders, Inc. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL A PORTION OF LOT 21 AND A PORTION OF LOT 22, BLOCK 13, SAHARA SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MOUNTAIN VISTA BUILDERS, INC. (DISTRICT 4)

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 13.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the Mayor and Council adopt the Neighborhood Improvement Program Round III Guidelines."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS AMENDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL ADOPT THE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ROUND III GUIDELINES.

(ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Item: 14.  DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the El Paso City Council supports the goals and areas of interest identified at the Shared Services Summit hosted by the County; that the City Manager be authorized to work with regional stakeholders; that the consolidation of law enforcement and public safety be explored and identified as an additional area of interest;   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE EL PASO CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE GOALS AND AREAS OF INTEREST IDENTIFIED AT THE SHARED SERVICES SUMMIT HOSTED BY THE COUNTY THAT WILL HELP THE REGION CREATE ADDED EFFICIENCIES AND SAVINGS; THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK WITH REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS TO IDENTIFY ISSUES, MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND IMPLEMENT NEW CONSOLIDATED ACTIVITIES RELATIVE TO THESE GOALS; THAT THE CONSOLIDATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY BE EXPLORED AND IDENTIFIED AS AN ADDITIONAL AREA OF INTEREST TO BE EVALUATED; AND THAT QUARTERLY UPDATES BE PROVIDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON STAFF PROGRESS RELATED TO THESE GOALS AND INTERACTION WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE, 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 DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 15.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action regarding a request by the Historic Landmark Commission, submitted pursuant to City Code Section 20.20.040 B, that the City Council authorize a City-initiated rezoning application and allocation of City funds for the preparation of related documents to place a Historic Overlay designation on the property located at 2630 Richmond Avenue"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A REQUEST BY THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION, SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO CITY CODE SECTION 20.20.040 B, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZE A CITY-INITIATED REZONING APPLICATION AND ALLOCATION OF CITY FUNDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF RELATED DOCUMENTS TO PLACE A HISTORIC OVERLAY DESIGNATION ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2630 RICHMOND AVENUE. (DISTRICT 2)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, TROY AINSWORTH, (915) 541-4668]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 16A.  MOBILITY SERVICES: Discussion and action to support the recommendations of the Transportation Legislative Review Committee (LRC); that (1) the City's transportation vision include rail, but that immediate efforts be concentrated on improving the bus system ; and (2) that a request be made to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that it conduct air quality modeling of rail traffic in El   (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: FORWARD TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE (LRC) THAT (1) THE CITY’S TRANSPORTATION VISION INCLUDE RAIL, BUT THAT IMMEDIATE EFFORTS BE CONCENTRATED ON IMPROVING THE BUS SYSTEM (CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE TRANSFER TERMINALS, BUS STOP AND BUS SHELTER IMPROVEMENTS, EXPRESS SERVICE, SERVICE EFFICIENCY AND SERVICE EXPANSION) AND DEVELOPING FOUR BUS RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDORS (MESA, ALAMEDA, MONTANA AND DYER); AND (2) THAT A REQUEST BE MADE TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) THAT IT CONDUCT AIR QUALITY MODELING OF RAIL TRAFFIC IN EL PASO.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE (LRC) THAT (1) THE CITY'S TRANSPORTATION VISION INCLUDE RAIL, BUT THAT IMMEDIATE EFFORTS BE CONCENTRATED ON IMPROVING THE BUS SYSTEM (CONSTRUCTION OF FIVE TRANSFER TERMINALS, BUS STOP AND BUS SHELTER IMPROVEMENTS, EXPRESS SERVICE, SERVICE EFFICIENCY AND SERVICE EXPANSION) AND DEVELOPING FOUR BUS RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDORS (MESA, ALAMEDA, MONTANA AND DYER); AND (2) THAT A REQUEST BE MADE TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) THAT IT CONDUCT AIR QUALITY MODELING OF RAIL TRAFFIC IN EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MOBILITY SERVICES, JANE SHANG, (915) 541-4686]

   
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 16B.  MOBILITY SERVICES: Discussion and action to determine whether to direct staff to develop pedestrian safety initiatives, to develop a policy to prioritize the installation of traffic signals, to amend the memorial marker ordinance to allow all markers unless a safety issue exists, and to revise performance measures for Sun Metro."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO DIRECT STAFF TO DEVELOP PEDESTRIAN SAFETY INITIATIVES, TO DEVELOP A POLICY TO PRIORITIZE THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS, TO AMEND THE MEMORIAL MARKER ORDINANCE TO ALLOW ALL MARKERS UNLESS A SAFETY ISSUE EXISTS, AND TO REVISE PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR SUN METRO. STAFF IS SEEKING CITY COUNCIL POLICY DIRECTION AND APPROVAL TO EXPEND STAFF HOURS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. STAFF ESTIMATES APPROXIMATELY SEVEN WEEKS OF DEDICATED STAFF TIME WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS ISSUE #1 AND #2. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[MOBILITY SERVICES, JANE SHANG, (915) 541-4686]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 17.  CITY MANAGER: City Manager's report of current events and issues:"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING FOUR DAY WORK WEEK - SUMMER PILOT PROGRAM. [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: EX1.  Elizabeth Hernandez and Lucia Hernandez vs. Bertha Alicia Carreon, et al.; Cause No. 2008-3886. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTEREST AND POSITION, BOTH AFFIRMATIVE AND DEFENSIVE IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ AND LUCIA HERNANDEZ VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO CAUSE NO. 2008-3886. THIS MOTION IS INTENDED TO GRANT BROAD AUTHORITY TO THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THESE MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFEND THE LAWSUIT AND INITIATE APPEALS.

ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ AND LUCIA HERNANDEZ VS. BERTHA ALICIA CARREON, ET AL.; CAUSE NO. 2008-3886. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX2.  Carlos Montes vs. City of El Paso, Cause No. 2007-3027. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED CARLOS MONTES VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2007-3027.

CARLOS MONTES VS. CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2007-3027. (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX3.  Carlos Samper vs. City of El Paso, Cause No. 2008-379. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED CARLOS SAMPER VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2008-379.

CARLOS SAMPER VS. CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2008-379. (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX4.  Discussion and action on City legal matters related to the El Paso Empowerment Zone. (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ACOSTA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY MANAGER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, BE AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT A SETTLEMENT PROPOSAL TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO RESOLVE CERTAIN ISSUES RELATED TO THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CITY LEGAL MATTERS RELATED TO THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX5.  Alan G. Parsons vs. City of El Paso, Cause No.: 2007-4718. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE BYRD, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED ALAN PARSONS VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2007-4718.

ALAN G. PARSONS VS. CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO.: 2007-4718. (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

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

"MTB1. COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL: DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH ARROW BUILDING CORP. WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE GLORY ROAD TRANSIT TERMINAL PROJECT, 2009-145"

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH ARROW BUILDING CORP. WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE GLORY ROAD TRANSIT TERMINAL PROJECT, AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND SUN METRO. 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. (ACTION 09-48)

DEPARTMENT: SUN METRO

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600011/508027/11711/PCP09MT003

14400100/508027/27265/PCP09MT003

FUNDING SOURCE: AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT

ACT & 2009 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

PROPOSAL NO.: 2009-145

DISTRICT: 1

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

   
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 YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: MTB2.  OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the expenditure of $2,700,000, plus closing costs, as just compensation for the purchase of the following parcel to Northgate Plaza, LLC, a California Limited Company; Elias Donay, Daryoush Khani, and Jaklin Meshkanian to purchase property for the Northeast Transit Terminal"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF $2,700,000, PLUS CLOSING COSTS, AS JUST COMPENSATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FOLLOWING PARCEL TO NORTHGATE PLAZA, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED COMPANY; ELIAS DONAY, DARYOUSH KHANI, AND JAKLIN MESHKANIAN TO PURCHASE PROPERTY FOR THE NORTHEAST TRANSIT TERMINAL, WHICH PROPERTY IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

LOT 7, BLOCK 6, NORTHGATE REPLAT ''C,'' AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN VOLUME 62, PAGE 45, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS.

THIS EXPENDITURE IS FUNDED THROUGH A FTA GRANT TX-90-X573, A STATE OF TEXAS DEFENSE ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT GRANT, AND CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION. NO BUDGETARY ADJUSTMENTS ARE NECESSARY.

PROJECT FUND DEPARTMENT ACCOUNT AMOUNT

G600352 11655 60600011 508000 $1,961,826.95 (FTA)

PCP09MT007 11710 60600011 508000 $200,000.00 (STATE)

PCP09MT007 27265 14400100 508000

$ 551,484.51 (CITY)

(ACTION 09-49)

(DISTRICT 4) [ENGINEERING, 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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES


 
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