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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL AND MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 8/11/2009
 
   
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 AUGUST 4, 2009, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF JULY 30, 2009 (BUDGET WRAP-UP) AND AUGUST 3, 2009 (ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR FY 2010 TAXES).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF AUGUST 4, 2009, AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS OF JULY 30, 2009 (BUDGET WRAP-UP) AND AUGUST 3, 2009 (ORDINANCE LEVYING TAXES FOR FY 2010 TAXES).

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

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATION DEED FROM RANCHOS REAL XII, LTD, DEDICATING TO THE CITY A PIECE OF LAND TO BE USED AS A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, EAST OF RICH BEEM BOULEVARD AND SOUTH OF EDGEMERE BOULEVARD.

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 RANCHOS REAL XII, LTD, DEDICATING TO THE CITY A PIECE OF LAND TO BE USED AS A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, DESCRIBED AS BEING A PORTION OF SECTIONS 37 AND 48, BLOCK 79, TOWNSHIP 2, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. THE AREA IS 1.1473 ACRES IN SIZE, WHICH INCORPORATES AN ADDITIONAL 5 FEET OF RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE 110 FOOT JOHN HAYES STREET TO ALLOW FOR A HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL, 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 RICH BEEM BOULEVARD AND SOUTH OF EDGEMERE BOULEVARD. PROPERTY OWNER: RANCHOS REAL XII, LTD. (DISTRICT 5) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSE GABINO GARCIA AND ALICIA G. GARCIA FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY LOT 89, BLOCK 6, EL VALLE ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS,

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND JOSE GABINO GARCIA AND ALICIA G. GARCIA FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY FOR $55,000: LOT 89, BLOCK 6, EL VALLE ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF ON FILE IN BOOK 3, PAGE 42, PLAT RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. THIS EXPENDITURE IS FUNDED THROUGH 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATIONS. PROJECT #: PSTM06PW556; FUND: 27264; DEPARTMENT: 14200500; ACCOUNT: 508000. (DISTRICT 3)

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO HAVE NEGOTIATED AN AMENDMENT TO THEIR AGREEMENT FOR A NEW RATE, ENTITLED RATE SCHEDULE NO. 43-TOU

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO HAVE NEGOTIATED AN AMENDMENT TO THEIR AGREEMENT FOR A NEW RATE, ENTITLED RATE SCHEDULE NO. 43-TOU, EXPERIMENTAL STATE UNIVERSITY SERVICE TIME OF USE RATE (RATE), REGARDING THE RATES TO BE PAID BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICES AT STATE UNIVERSITY FACILITIES THAT MEET SPECIFIED LOAD CRITERIA. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY'S LANGUAGE MODIFICATIONS TO SCHEDULE NO. 08 - GOVERNMENTAL STREET LIGHTING AND SIGNAL SERVICE RATE AND SCHEDULE NO. 28 - AREA LIGHTING SERVICE RATE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY'S LANGUAGE MODIFICATIONS TO SCHEDULE NO. 08 - GOVERNMENTAL STREET LIGHTING AND SIGNAL SERVICE RATE AND SCHEDULE NO. 28 - AREA LIGHTING SERVICE RATE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

"3E. RESOLUTION: EL PASO ELECTRIC REQUEST APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE NO. DG, A TARIFF FOR THE INTERCONNECTION AND PARALLEL OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

EL PASO ELECTRIC REQUEST APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE NO. DG, A TARIFF FOR THE INTERCONNECTION AND PARALLEL OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION.

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

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT CITY COUNCIL ALLOW TEXAS GAS SERVICE TO REVISE RULE 13.8 OF ITS RULES OF SERVICE TO PERMIT THIRD PARTY COMPANIES TO COLLECT PAYMENTS FOR A REASONABLE FEE ESTABLISHED BY THE THIRD PARTY COMPANIES.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT CITY COUNCIL ALLOW TEXAS GAS SERVICE TO REVISE RULE 13.8 OF ITS RULES OF SERVICE TO PERMIT THIRD PARTY COMPANIES TO COLLECT PAYMENTS FOR A REASONABLE FEE ESTABLISHED BY THE THIRD PARTY COMPANIES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3G. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SITUATED IN EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE DESIGNATED METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA,

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SITUATED IN EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE DESIGNATED METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS ''CITY'', AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (''TXDOT'') WHEREBY TXDOT WILL PROVIDE, AT NO COST TO THE CITY, TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ACCESS TO NEPASSIST, A WEB-BASED PLANNING TOOL USED TO FACILITATE THE INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEASUREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS INTO PROJECT DESIGN AND DECISION MAKING.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, ROY GILYARD, (915) 591-9735, EXT. 13]

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL COOPERATION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) WHICH WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES FROM DPS, AT A LATER TIME AS NEEDED, FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2009, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2011, FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S USE IN CONDUCTING DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) BREATH TESTS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL COOPERATION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) WHICH WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES FROM DPS, AT A LATER TIME AS NEEDED, FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2009, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2011, FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S USE IN CONDUCTING DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) BREATH TESTS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, ERIC SHELTON, (915) 564-7309]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ROBERT C. (BOB) FILARSKI TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ROBERT C. (BOB) FILARSKI TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION TO SERVE AS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS MEMBER BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: IRA L. BARBE TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

IRA L. BARBE TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"5C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: OLIVIA CHAVEZ TO THE CITY ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

OLIVIA CHAVEZ TO THE CITY ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"6A. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2007-010 (PIERCE PROPRIETARY PARTS) WITH FIRST IN, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2007-010 (PIERCE PROPRIETARY PARTS) WITH FIRST IN, INC. FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS TO AN AWARD APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 24, 2006. CONTRACT PERIOD IS OCTOBER 24, 2009, TO OCTOBER 24, 2011.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

ACCOUNT NO.: 22010320 - 01101 - 503118

FUNDING SOURCE: FIRE GENERAL FUND

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $80,000

OPTION: ONE [OF ONE]

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $160,000 (2-YEAR TOTAL)

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"6B. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO CHECKPOINT SERVICES INC., A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-SDD-890

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO CHECKPOINT SERVICES INC., A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-SDD-890, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,000 FOR DELL COMPUTER AND EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS FOR VARIOUS CITY DEPARTMENTS, AS THE NEED ARISES. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DIR PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 6, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: PURCHASING

ITEM: ALL

ACCOUNT NO.: VARIOUS

FUNDING SOURCE: VARIOUS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $300,000

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-295

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"6C. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO MORPHOTRAK, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER FOR METAMORPHO AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS) AND SOFTWARE COMPONENTS, FOR THE UPGRADE OF POLICE HEADQUARTERS' (AFIS) SYSTEM TO BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THE FULL HAND PALM PRINT.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO MORPHOTRAK, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER FOR METAMORPHO AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS) AND SOFTWARE COMPONENTS, FOR THE UPGRADE OF POLICE HEADQUARTERS' (AFIS) SYSTEM TO BE ABLE TO ACCEPT THE FULL HAND PALM PRINT. TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT IS $81,000.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

ACCOUNT NO.: 21150010 - 508010 - 05401 - G210719

FUNDING SOURCE: JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $81,000

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2009-296

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"6D. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO HAGEMEYER NORTH AMERICA, INC., A US COMMUNITIES COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ALLIANCE CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NO. RQ 06-814063-10A, FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS OF THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO HAGEMEYER NORTH AMERICA, INC., A US COMMUNITIES COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ALLIANCE CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NO. RQ 06-814063-10A, FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS OF THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE US COMMUNITIES COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ALLIANCE WAS APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 508014 - 07185 - G220802

FUNDING SOURCE: LAW ENFORCEMENT TERRORISM PREVENTION PROGRAM (LETPP FY 07)

TOTAL EST. AWARD: $118,353.89

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-297

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"6E. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO SIRSIDYNIX CORPORATION, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER OF MAINTENANCE FOR HORIZON SOFTWARE AND OTHER SIRSIDYNIX SOFTWARE

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO SIRSIDYNIX CORPORATION, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER OF MAINTENANCE FOR HORIZON SOFTWARE AND OTHER SIRSIDYNIX SOFTWARE, IN THE ESTIMATED ANNUAL AMOUNT OF $54,158.04.

DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY

ACCOUNT NO.: 39010351 - 502202 - 01101 - 39001

FUNDING SOURCE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, GENERAL FUND

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $54,158.04

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2009-298

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 4.  BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: Marc Cioc-Ortega to the History Museum Advisory Board"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

MARC CIOC-ORTEGA TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, DISTRICT 1. [REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, (915) 541-4151]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7A.  - 7G. 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 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION), CHAPTER 18.18 (OUTDOOR LIGHTING CODE), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING EXEMPTIONS FOR DOWNTOWN, ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS, STATUES, AND SCULPTURES DISPLAYED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING, SEASONAL DECORATIONS, NEW DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERIOR HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE LIGHTS; CLARIFYING SHIELDING REQUIREMENTS, TOTAL OUTDOOR LIGHT OUTPUT STANDARDS AND NONCONFORMANCE; REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR USE OF LASER SOURCE LIGHT AND SEARCHLIGHTS AND LIMITING USE; PROHIBITING ADJUSTABLE LIGHT FIXTURES; ALLOWING TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS AND REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY EVENTS AND CONSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18.02.107 (VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

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

7B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION), CHAPTER 18.02 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO PROVIDE FOR REVISED BUILDING PERMIT FEES, A NON-BUSINESS HOURS INSPECTION FEE, ANNUAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND REGISTRATION FEE, AND A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS REGISTRATION FEE; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18.02.107 (VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

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

7C. AN ORDINANCE VACATING TO PUBLIC VEHICULAR TRAFFIC A PORTION OF A TWENTY-FOOT ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN ANTHONY STREET AND DURANGO STREET, 0.119 ACRES OF LAND, WITHIN BLOCK 160, CAMPBELL'S ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. LOCATION: EAST OF ANTHONY STREET AND NORTH OF OVERLAND STREET. PROPERTY OWNER: CITY OF EL PASO. (DISTRICT 8)

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

7D. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE LICENSE TO PLAZA DE MONTANA PARTNERS, L.P. PERMITTING THE ENCROACHMENT OF THREE AWNINGS AND THREE SIGNS OVER PORTIONS OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED ON A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 38, MILLS ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 116 SOUTH STANTON STREET. APPLICANT: PLAZA DE MONTANA PARTNERS, LP. SPL09 00017. (DISTRICT 8)

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

7E. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.78 (INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES), SECTION 12.78.010 (TOLLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO INCORPORATE STANDARD LANGUAGE FOR FEES AND TO CREATE SECTION 12.78.030 TO ALLOW FOR UP TO SEVEN NO FEE DAYS FOR PEDESTRIANS ANNUALLY; THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED FOR IN 12.84.010 OF THE CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES, SAID LARBI-CHERIF, (915) 858-3842]\

7F. AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A MORATORIUM FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY DAYS, UNLESS OTHERWISE EXTENDED, ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, OR MODIFICATION OF OFF PREMISE SIGNS OR BILLBOARDS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONVERSION TO DIGITAL DISPLAY.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, DIANA NUNEZ, (915) 541-4145]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2009, FOR ITEMS 7A - 7F

7G. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.18 (SIGN REGULATIONS), SECTION 20.18.020 (APPLICABILITY); SECTION 20.18.030 (PURPOSE); SECTION 20.18.100 (PERMIT REQUIRED); SECTION 20.18.130 (REMOVAL OF SIGNS); SECTION 20.18.140 (PROHIBITED SIGNS); SECTION 20.18.400 (GENERAL); SECTION 20.18.410 (A) (HOME OCCUPATION SIGNS); SECTION 20.18.480 (HISTORIC OVERLAY ZONES, HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND DESIGNATED SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS); SECTION 20.18.490 (ADDITIONAL ON-PREMISE SIGNS); SECTION 20.18.510 (NON-COMMERCIAL SIGNS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO EXTEND THE SIGN REGULATION TO THE CITY'S EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION; TO AMEND PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS; TO ADD DEFINITIONS; AND TO ADDRESS NON-COMMERCIAL SIGNS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, DIANA NUNEZ, (915) 541-4145]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2009, FOR ITEM 7G

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 NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 5 (Business, Taxes, Licenses, and Regulations), Chapter 5.96 (Tattooing and Body Piercing Licenses)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 (BUSINESS, TAXES, LICENSES, AND REGULATIONS), CHAPTER 5.96 (TATTOOING AND BODY PIERCING LICENSES), TO CORRECT TITLES AND REFERENCES; SECTION 5.96.050 (APPLICATION PROCESSING), TO CLARIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS: AND SECTION 5.96.090 (FEES); THE PENALTY AS IS PROVIDED IN SECTION 5.96.110 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 8B.  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 5 (Business, Taxes, Licenses, and Regulations), Chapter 5.48 (Laundries)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 (BUSINESS, TAXES, LICENSES, AND REGULATIONS), CHAPTER 5.48 (LAUNDRIES), TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO PUBLIC LAUNDRY; AMENDING SECTION 5.48.010 (PUBLIC LAUNDRY/DEFINED); ADDRESSING A RE-INSPECTION FEE IN SECTION 5.48.020 (LICENSE - REQUIRED - APPLICATION - INVESTIGATION - ISSUANCE) AND SECTION 5.48.030 (LICENSE - FEE - EXPIRATION): AND SECTION 5.48.050 (LICENSE - DENIAL - SUSPENSION - REVOCATION) BY SPECIFYING THE TIME FOR A FINAL RULING ON AN APPEAL; THE PENALTY AS IS PROVIDED IN SECTION 5.32.160 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 17 (Housing), Chapter 17.12 (Trailer Courts)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 17 (HOUSING), CHAPTER 17.12 (TRAILER COURTS), SECTION 17.12.030 (LICENSE - PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING) BY CLARIFYING THE PROCESS; SECTION 17.12.040 (LICENSE - FEE) BY REMOVING THE FEE AMOUNTS AND THE SECTION 17.12.050 (LICENSE - RENEWAL) BY CLARIFYING THE AUTHORITY FOR SUCH FEE; AND CLARIFYING AUTHORITY AND TITLES IN SECTION 17.12 .110, 17.12.120, AND 17.12.130; THE PENALTY AS IS PROVIDED IN SECTION 17.12.150 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 9.  FIRE DEPARTMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.52 (Fire Prevention Code), Section 9.52.160 (Appendix A, Fee Schedule - Amended)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.52 (FIRE PREVENTION CODE), SECTION 9.52.160 (APPENDIX A, FEE SCHEDULE - AMENDED), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY AUTHORIZING AND AMENDING THE FEES FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVICES.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [FIRE DEPARTMENT, ORLANDO ARRIOLA, (915) 771-1092]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10A.  HEALTH DEPARTMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.080 (Animal Regulation and Disease Control Department Services - Fees)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 7 (ANIMALS), CHAPTER 7.08 (ANIMALS GENERALLY), SECTION 7.08.080 (ANIMAL REGULATION AND DISEASE CONTROL DEPARTMENT SERVICES - FEES), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING SUBSECTION F AUTHORIZING A FEE FOR MICROCHIPPING. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[HEALTH DEPARTMENT, EDUARDO DE CASTRO, (915) 842-1010]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10B.  HEALTH DEPARTMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.12 (Food and Food Handling Establishments), in its entirety"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.12 (FOOD AND FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS), IN ITS ENTIRETY; THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN 9.12.890. (ALL DISTRICTS) [HEALTH DEPARTMENT, DAVID SUBLASKY, (915) 543-3645]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10C.  HEALTH DEPARTMENT: An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.02 (Department of Public Health)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.02 (DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING SECTION 9.02.040 (FEES - CLINICS AND LABORATORY) FOR CLINIC AND LABORATORY SERVICES; AND DELETING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.84 (MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH REGULATIONS), SECTION 9.84.050 (VENEREAL DISEASE CLINIC - FEES). (ALL DISTRICTS)

[HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CARLOS CAMPOS, (915) 771-5707]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11A.  MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS: An Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.40 (Department of Museums and Cultural Affairs)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL), CHAPTER 2.40 (DEPARTMENT OF MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS), OF THE CITY CODE, SECTION 2.40.010 (DEPARTMENT CREATED - FUNCTIONS), TO INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF MUSEUM AND CULTURAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AS A DEPARTMENTAL GOAL; AND SECTION 2.40.020 (FEES), TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR SETTING THE FEES FOR MEMBERSHIP, EXHIBITIONS, FACILITY RENTAL, AND CLASSES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 11B.  MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 16324"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16324 TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE, TO AMEND PAYMENTS TO ARTISTS, AND TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PAC DECISIONS THAT NEED TO BE REVIEWED BY THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 12.  ZOO: An Ordinance amending Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks, Public Places), Chapter 13.25 (El Paso Zoo), Section 13.25.010 (El Paso Zoo Fees)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED "

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 13 (STREETS, SIDEWALKS, PUBLIC PLACES), CHAPTER 13.25 (EL PASO ZOO), SECTION 13.25.010 (EL PASO ZOO FEES); ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY FOR THE ZOO DIRECTOR TO DISCOUNT ADMISSION TO ZOO DESIGNATED PROMOTIONAL EVENTS AND PARTICIPATION IN ZOO EDUCATION PROGRAMS UP TO 50% AIMED AT INCREASING ATTENDANCE, HONORING GROUPS OF IMPORTANCE TO THE CITY, OR OTHERWISE CREATES GOOD WILL IN THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING IN FULFILLMENT OF THE MISSION OF THE ZOO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ZOO, STEVE MARSHALL, (915) 521-1850]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: An Ordinance relating to the composition of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board and resolving matters incident and related thereto. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD AND RESOLVING MATTERS INCIDENT AND RELATED THERETO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, ED ARCHULETA, (915) 594-5501]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding a Resolution establishing the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board Selection Committee and the process for selection of El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board Members in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 1502.070."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD SELECTION COMMITTEE AND THE PROCESS FOR SELECTION OF EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD MEMBERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 1502.070. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: First Public Hearing on the City of El Paso's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 property tax increase."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: CLOSED THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING "

(TO BE HEARD AT 11:00 A.M. OR LATER)

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CITY OF EL PASO'S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2010 PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4777]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 15A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to direct the City manager to investigate options to address garbage in multi-family residential units. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO INVESTIGATE OPTIONS TO ADDRESS GARBAGE IN MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 15B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding creation of an ad hoc committee to serve as the ''annexation taskforce'' in accordance with the resolution of City Council."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: CREATED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING CREATION OF AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO SERVE AS THE ''ANNEXATION TASKFORCE'' IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESOLUTION OF CITY COUNCIL. MAYOR COOK'S RECOMMENDATION:

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ANNEXATION

ALL OF CITY COUNCIL*

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE - BILL SPARKS

DEVELOPER REPRESENTATIVE - GARY SAPP

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPRESENTATIVE - CONRAD CONDE

HOME BUILDER REPRESENTATIVE - RANDY O'LEARY

REALTOR REPRESENTATIVES - DAN OLIVAS & SUZY SHEWMAKER HICKS

PSB REPRESENTATIVE - NICK COSTANZO

*ALL MEETINGS WILL BE POSTED AS SPECIAL MEETINGS OF CITY COUNCIL SINCE ALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE INDICATED THEY WANT TO SERVE ON THE AD HOC COMMITTEE.

[MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 15C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding the City of El Paso State Legislative Agenda; Session Wrap-Up Report, activity during the interim, preparation for 82nd Legislative Session, and lobbyist contract. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED THE CITY MANAGER TO SEND A 30-DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION TO THE STATE LOBBYIST, AS OUTLINED IN THE STATE LOBBYIST CONTRACT.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CITY OF EL PASO STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA; SESSION WRAP-UP REPORT, ACTIVITY DURING THE INTERIM, PREPARATION FOR 82ND LEGISLATIVE SESSION, AND LOBBYIST CONTRACT.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 15D.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding a Resolution that City Council Representatives Steve Ortega, Beto O'Rourke, and Emma Acosta are the City of El Paso's designated representatives to the Transportation Policy Board for the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the El Paso Urban Transportation Study area effective August 11, 2009, and until their respective replacements are desig  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES STEVE ORTEGA, BETO O'ROURKE, AND EMMA ACOSTA ARE THE CITY OF EL PASO'S DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EL PASO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AREA EFFECTIVE AUGUST 11, 2009, AND UNTIL THEIR RESPECTIVE REPLACEMENTS ARE DESIGNATED. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Grant Agreement between the City of El Paso and Trans-Pecos/El Paso Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND TRANS-PECOS/EL PASO REGIONAL CENTER OF INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION (RCIC), A 501(C)(3) TAX EXEMPT, NON-PROFIT TEXAS CORPORATION, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $15,000, FOR THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSIFICATION OF THE ECONOMY OF EL PASO BY SUPPORTING THE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES CENTER IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO TO ASSIST HIGH TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS, AND WHEREBY THE CITY WILL BE PROMOTING AND ACCELERATING THE CREATION OF HIGH QUALITY JOBS IN EMERGING HIGH TECHNOLOGY SECTORS FOR THE BENEFIT OF EL PASO RESIDENTS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  Discussion and action on legal issues relating to contract between the City of El Paso and Paul Gosselink. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO SETTLE CLAIMANT’S DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF PAUL G. GOSSELINK.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PAUL GOSSELINK. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JOHN R. BATOON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX2.  ASARCO LLC, et al., Case No. 05-21207 in the United States Bankruptcy Court. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT, WITH RESPECT TO THE BANKRUPTCY CASE STYLED ASARCO LLC, ET AL., CASE NO. 05-21207 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, CITY COUNCIL HEREBY AUTHORIZES OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CITY MANAGER AND IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, TO SELECT TREATMENT AND PAYMENT OPTIONS UNDER THE MODIFIED SIXTH AMENDED PLAN OF REORGANIZATION FILED BY ASARCO INC./AMERICAS MINING CORPORATION AS IT MAY BE FURTHER AMENDED OR MODIFIED, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY WITH RESPECT TO THE UNSECURED CLAIM HELD BY THE CITY AGAINST ASARCO LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,272,800.

ASARCO LLC, ET AL., CASE NO. 05-21207 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, LAURA P. GORDON, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEETING  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA, WILL BE CONSIDERED BY MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION UNLESS SEPARATE DISCUSSION IS REQUESTED BY BOARD 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. THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD 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 MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD AS POSTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVISED BY THIS OR OTHER MOTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE CITY CLERK READING THE WORDING OF EACH ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

"MTB1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING OF JULY 14, 2009.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING OF JULY 14, 2009. (SUN METRO, JAY BANASIAK, (915) 533-1220) (ACTION 09-80)

"MTB2A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AGUILAR & MESTA, INC. D/B/A PERSPECTIVA FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''WESTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AGUILAR & MESTA, INC. D/B/A PERSPECTIVA FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''WESTSIDE TRANSIT TERMINAL'' IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN AND NO/100 ($22,016.00) THEREBY EXTENDING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FROM $152,230.00 TO A TOTAL OF $174,246.00 (SUN METRO, JAY BANASIAK, (915) 533-1220) (ACTION 09-81)

"MTB2B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AIA ENGINEERS, LTD., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BUS STOP ENHANCEMENTS''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AIA ENGINEERS, LTD., FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BUS STOP ENHANCEMENTS'' IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY NINE AND 03/100 DOLLARS ($184,829.03) AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000.00 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY NINE AND 03/100 DOLLARS ($234,829.03) (ACTION 09-82)

"MTB2C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A RESOLUTION FOR THE CREATION OF DAILY AND WEEKLY PASSES AT THE FARES IDENTIFIED BELOW

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A RESOLUTION FOR THE CREATION OF DAILY AND WEEKLY PASSES AT THE FARES IDENTIFIED BELOW, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009. (ACTION 09-83)

FIXED ROUTE

STANDARD DAILY PASS $ 3.00

STANDARD WEEKLY PASS $10.00

STUDENT WEEKLY PASS $ 6.00

SENIOR/DISABLED WEEKLY PASS $ 2.50

"MTB3. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE OF EL PASO, TX,

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE OF EL PASO, TX, A CONTRACTOR UNDER THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM, CONTRACT NO. 08-6133, FOR PROCUREMENT OF COACH OPERATOR UNIFORMS UP TO A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $200,000 DURING FISCAL YEAR 2010. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON MARCH 4, 2008. (ACTION 09-85)

DEPARTMENT: SUN METRO

ACCOUNT NO.: 60600008 - 40345 - 503120

60600009 - 40345 - 503120

FUNDING SOURCE: TRANSIT OPERATIONS - SUN METRO OPERATIONS - UNIFORMS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $200,000.00

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-294

DISTRICTS: ALL

CONTACT PERSON: TERRENCE FREIBURG, PURCHASING MANAGER, 541-4313.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: MTB2D.  RESOLUTION: That the Chairman of the Mass Transit Department Board be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement with the County of El Paso, Texas, for the regional planning and coordination of the State's public transportation resources"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR THE REGIONAL PLANNING AND COORDINATION OF THE STATE'S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES, AT A COST OF $10,000.00 TO THE CITY, TO BE PAID FROM 2006 NEW FREEDOM GRANT FUNDS. (ACTION 09-84)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: MTB4.  REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion and action on a recommendation by the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Mass Transit Board, that the Mass Transit Board ask the Far West Texas/El Paso Regional Transportation Coordination Committee (WTEP) to amend their by-laws to create a position on WTEP for a representative from the City of El Paso to represent the City's ridership and that said ap  (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RECOMMENDATION BY THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD, THAT THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD ASK THE FAR WEST TEXAS/EL PASO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION COMMITTEE (WTEP) TO AMEND THEIR BY-LAWS TO CREATE A POSITION ON WTEP FOR A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITY OF EL PASO TO REPRESENT THE CITY'S RIDERSHIP AND THAT SAID APPOINTEE FOR THE NEW POSITION BE NOMINATED BY THE CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD AND BE APPROVED BY THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD. (ACTION 09-86)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly NOT PRESENT
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
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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