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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 1/19/2010
 
   
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 JANUARY 12, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JANUARY 12, 2010. [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 SIGN A LOAN ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT AND MODIFICATION OF HOME FINANCIAL TERMS CONTRACT, NOTES, AND LIEN (THE ''AGREEMENT'') BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF EL PASO, AL RIVERA, MARTHA RIVERA, GREGORY D. RIVERA, EL PASO RIVERA INVESTMENTS, LTD., AND ROBERT MALOOLY, CONCERNING THE CITY'S CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1326 WYOMING, EL PASO, TEXAS, TO ROBERT MALOOLY AND ASSUMPTION OF ALL BORROWER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE LOAN DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING MODIFICATIONS THERETO.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LOAN ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT AND MODIFICATION OF HOME FINANCIAL TERMS CONTRACT, NOTES, AND LIEN (THE ''AGREEMENT'') BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF EL PASO, AL RIVERA, MARTHA RIVERA, GREGORY D. RIVERA, EL PASO RIVERA INVESTMENTS, LTD., AND ROBERT MALOOLY, CONCERNING THE CITY'S CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1326 WYOMING, EL PASO, TEXAS, TO ROBERT MALOOLY AND ASSUMPTION OF ALL BORROWER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE LOAN DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING MODIFICATIONS THERETO. (DISTRICT 8) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO (''HACEP'') CONCERNING THE PROCEDURES FOR THE CITY'S RELOCATION OFFICE ADVISORY ASSISTANCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY'S CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES AND ITS REFERRAL OF INCOME-ELIGIBLE TENANT HOUSEHOLDS TO HACEP UNDER THE DISPLACED PERSON/FAMILY PREFERENCE FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC HOUSING OR OTHER PUBLICLY-ASSISTED HOUSING.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO (''HACEP'') CONCERNING THE PROCEDURES FOR THE CITY'S RELOCATION OFFICE ADVISORY ASSISTANCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY'S CODE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES AND ITS REFERRAL OF INCOME-ELIGIBLE TENANT HOUSEHOLDS TO HACEP UNDER THE DISPLACED PERSON/FAMILY PREFERENCE FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC HOUSING OR OTHER PUBLICLY-ASSISTED HOUSING. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON, 2710 PIEDRAS STREET

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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

2710 PIEDRAS STREET $8,773.49 ANTONIO R. CHAVEZ (A/K/A A.R. CHAVEZ AND LUZ G. CHAVEZ,

(DISTRICT 2) LUZ GUERRA, MIKE CHAVEZ, ROBERT CHAVEZ, HUBERTO S. ENRIQUEZ, ESTATE OF A.R. CHAVEZ)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A DEVELOPER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND EPT LAND ASSETS, LP

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A DEVELOPER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND EPT LAND ASSETS, LP, TO ALLOW THE CITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN A 30' WIDE PEDESTRIAN RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED IN SANDSTONE RANCH ESTATES UNIT FIVE SUBDIVISION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $12,997.82, PURSUANT TO TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE, CHAPTER 212, SUBCHAPTER C, SECTION 212.071, AND WITH SECTION 19.10.040 OF THE CITY SUBDIVISION CODE. (DISTRICT 4)

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

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE CIELO VISTA LIBRARY, 1300 HAWKINS, EL PASO, TEXAS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT WITH THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE CIELO VISTA LIBRARY, 1300 HAWKINS, EL PASO, TEXAS. SAID PROPERTY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF TRACT 4A-31-C, BLOCK 2, ASCARATE GRANT SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3)

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

"3F. RESOLUTION: SOLID WASTE LIENS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE SOLID WASTE LIENS ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED. (SEE ATTACHMENT A) (DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, AND 8)

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

ATTACHMENT A

SOLID WASTE LIENS

JANUARY 19, 2010

201 W. SUNSET DRIVE $96.53 JAY & JANICE ALEXANDER

(DISTRICT 1)

3511 POLK AVENUE $235.07 ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

(DISTRICT 2)

LOT(S) 6, BLOCK 15, SAMBRANO SUBDIVISION

(DISTRICT 3) $125.65 JOSE & JOSEFINA MILAN

516 EMERSON STREET $315.64 PABLO GARCIA

(DISTRICT 3)

520 EMERSON STREET $222.13 PAUL & MARIA E. GARCIA

(DISTRICT 3)

7431 ROSE CIRCLE $188.10 STEVE A. & JAMEY J. THRASHER

(DISTRICT 3)

11684 KRISTY WEAVER DRIVE $191.06 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE (DISTRICT 5) ASSOC.

100 CINECUE DRIVE $329.27 ORACIO ZAMORA

(DISTRICT 7)

1105 ARIZONA AVENUE $116.67 ERIK MARTINEZ

(DISTRICT 8)

"4A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: HEINRICH UHRMACHER TO THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

HEINRICH UHRMACHER TO THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL BY REPRESENTATIVE CARL ROBINSON, DISTRICT 4.

[REPRESENTATIVE CARL ROBINSON, (915) 541-4400]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ANN F. KRUZICH TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ANN F. KRUZICH TO THE EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE CARL ROBINSON, DISTRICT 4.

[REPRESENTATIVE CARL ROBINSON, (915) 541-4400]

"5. BOARD APPOINTMENT: KRISTI K. BORDEN TO THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION (TO SERVE AN UNEXPIRED TERM)

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

KRISTI K. BORDEN TO THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION (TO SERVE AN UNEXPIRED TERM) BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"6. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUNDS: TAX REFUNDS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED SUBJECT TO AUDITOR APPROVAL.

(SEE ATTACHMENT B) (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT B

TAX REFUNDS

JANUARY 19, 2010

A. BAC TAX SERVICE CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,013.96 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #C102-000-0030-0700).

B. STEWART TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,061.33 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #C518-999-0590-1800).

C. STEWART TITLE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,453.94 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #N425-999-0050-2000).

D. GOVERNMENT RELOCATING GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,987.91 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #R460-999-0090-1300).

E. FIRST AMERICAN REAL ESTATE TAX SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,707.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #S533-000-0090-1700).

F. STEWART TITLE OF EL PASO IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,608.08 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #T527-999-0260-6100).



G. LITTON LOAN SERVICING IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,991.10 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-1680-4500).



H. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,798.33 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-0910-1100).

"7A. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS: TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE, LEHIGH SAFETY SHOE COMPANY, AND NORTHERN IMPORTS, INC. D/B/A WORK WEAR SAFETY SHOES

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER(S) TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE, LEHIGH SAFETY SHOE COMPANY, AND NORTHERN IMPORTS, INC. D/B/A WORK WEAR SAFETY SHOES, UNDER THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM CONTRACT 08-6133 FOR WORK UNIFORMS AND SHOES TO VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AS THE NEED ARISES IN AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $75,000. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUS PURCHASE ORDERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $75,000. TOTAL PROJECTED EXPENDITURES ARE $150,000.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE REGION 19 COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 4, 2008.

DEPARTMENT: VARIOUS

ACCOUNT NO.: VARIOUS

FUNDING SOURCE: VARIOUS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $75,000 (TOTAL PROJECTED EXPENDITURE IS $150,000)

REFERENCE NO.: 2010-107

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

"7B. PURCHASING REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO KINLOCH EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY, INC.; THE SOLE AUTHORIZED SALES AND PARTS DISTRIBUTOR IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR ELGIN SWEEPER PROPRIETARY PARTS.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO KINLOCH EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY, INC.; THE SOLE AUTHORIZED SALES AND PARTS DISTRIBUTOR IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR ELGIN SWEEPER PROPRIETARY PARTS. ESTIMATED ANNUAL AMOUNT IS $85,000. TOTAL ESTIMATED THREE YEAR AWARD IS $255,000 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE VENDOR PROVIDES AN UPDATED SOLE SOURCE LETTER AND AFFIDAVIT EACH YEAR.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AIRPORT

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $85,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 37370510 - 503121 - 45202

62620003 - 503121 - 40101

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL SERVICES, INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

AIRPORT COST CENTERS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $255,000 (3 YEARS)

SOLE SOURCE NO.: 2010-065

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

[GENERAL SERVICES, STUART ED, (915) 621-6822]

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
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.  - 8C. 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.

8A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS), CHAPTER 19.15 (ROADWAYS), SECTION 19.15.110 (STREET WIDTH AND DESIGN), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO REMOVE 36-FOOT WIDE PAVING WIDTHS ON LOCAL, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL STREETS. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 19.42 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, EDDIE GARCIA, (915) 541-4638]

8B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 (BUSINESS, TAXES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS), CHAPTER 5.32 (PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL LICENSES), CLARIFYING THE APPLICATION PROCESSING AND LICENSE ISSUANCE PROVISIONS IN 5.32.060 AND 5.32.070; MOVING THE CORRECTION AND RE-INSPECTION, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND APPEALS PROCESSES TO CHAPTER 9.48; ADDING A WATER SAMPLING FEE TO SECTION 5.32.140 (FEES); 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]

8C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.48 (PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS), TO DELETE REFERENCES TO BACTERIOLOGICAL WATER SAMPLING; TO CLARIFY SIGNAGE IN SECTION 9.48.130; TO CLARIFY VIOLATION CATEGORIES IN SECTION 9.48.150; TO CLARIFY SUSPENSION CRITERIA IN SECTION 9.48.250; TO ADD REVOCATION AND APPEAL LANGUAGE IN SECTIONS 9.48.255 AND 9.48.270, RESPECTIVELY; THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 9.48.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 26, 2010, FOR ITEMS 8A - 8C

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. 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.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division, be authorized to issue purchase order(s) to Spectrum Wireless, Inc. d/b/a Comtex Communications under the State's TXMAS Contract No. 9-23V030 to purchase a Mobile Incident Command Vehicle for the El Paso Fire Department Emergency Operations Center"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER(S) TO SPECTRUM WIRELESS, INC. D/B/A COMTEX COMMUNICATIONS UNDER THE STATE'S TXMAS CONTRACT NO. 9-23V030 TO PURCHASE A MOBILE INCIDENT COMMAND VEHICLE FOR THE EL PASO FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER FOR THE TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $899,974.19. THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE TPASS COOPERATIVE PURCHASING PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 07189 - 502225 - G220908

FUNDING SOURCE: FEMA - FY 2008 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (HSGP) - URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI)

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $899,974.19

REFERENCE NO.: 2010-124

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

[FIRE DEPARTMENT, RALPH JOHNSON, (915) 838-3263]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
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: 10.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Section 30, Block 80, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to C-3 (Commercial) and imposing conditions. southeast corner of US Highway 54 and McCombs Street. ZON09-00028 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED 26 WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTION 30, BLOCK 80, TOWNSHIP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL) AND IMPOSING CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: SOUTHEAST CORNER OF US HIGHWAY 54 AND MCCOMBS STREET. PROPERTY OWNER: E P PLAZA PARTNERS, L.P. ZON09-00028 (DISTRICT 4)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, FRED LOPEZ, (915) 541-4322] POSTPONED FROM 01-05-10

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
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: 11A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Presentation by Mayor Cook regarding the National League of Cities Board training and meeting. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION BY MAYOR COOK REGARDING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES BOARD TRAINING AND MEETING. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 11B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report:"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. FOR NOTATION: FORMAL REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON JANUARY 7, 2010, AS SUBMITTED BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE; AND

2. DISCUSSION PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO ANY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS, AS POSTED ON THE AGENDA OF SAID LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, AS FOLLOWS:

A. PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CREATING BICYCLE RENTAL STATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF EL PASO.

B. PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A PARKING METER PILOT DEMONSTRATION OF DUNCAN TECHNOLOGIES ''PAY BY SPACE'' AND IPS GROUP ''SINGLE SPACE PARKING METER'' SYSTEMS THAT ALLOW MULTIPLE PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDING CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS

C. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF SUN METRO PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND GOALS FOR THE TIME PERIOD OF FISCAL YEAR 2009 AND FISCAL YEAR 2010.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 11C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to send a resolution to the Texas State Board of Education supporting the inclusion of Cesar Chavez, Civil Rights Activist, in the Texas Textbook Curriculum. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO SEND A RESOLUTION TO THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SUPPORTING THE INCLUSION OF CESAR CHAVEZ, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, IN THE TEXAS TEXTBOOK CURRICULUM. [REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915) 541-4178]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
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.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that a waiver of the program cap on the maximum amount of assistance under the City's Single Family Owner-Occupied Reconstruction Program be approved so that the City can provide additional funds of approximately $8,000 to the homeowner for completion of the owner-occupied home reconstruction project located at 604 S. Campbel  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT A WAIVER OF THE PROGRAM CAP ON THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE UNDER THE CITY'S SINGLE FAMILY OWNER-OCCUPIED RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM BE APPROVED SO THAT THE CITY CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS OF APPROXIMATELY $8,000 TO THE HOMEOWNER FOR COMPLETION OF THE OWNER-OCCUPIED HOME RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT LOCATED AT 604 S. CAMPBELL, EL PASO, AND THE OWNER'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY'S INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS. FUNDING: HOME PROGRAM FUNDS - SINGLE FAMILY OWNER-OCCUPIED RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM - 505205 - G7106HM - 09759. (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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: 13.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on Quarterly Financial Report: 1st Quarter Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT: 1ST QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
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Item: EX1.  Application of El Paso Electric Company to implement an interim fuel refund before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 37788. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO SETTLE, NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO RESOLVE THE APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT AN INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 37788.

APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT AN INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 37788. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
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: EX2.  Application of El Paso Electric Company to change rates, to reconcile fuel costs, to establish formula-based fuel factors, and to establish an energy efficiency cost recovery factor, and intervention on behalf of the City of El Paso regarding such application before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 37690. (551.071) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO CHANGE RATES, TO RECONCILE FUEL COSTS, TO ESTABLISH FORMULA-BASED FUEL FACTORS, AND TO ESTABLISH AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY COST RECOVERY FACTOR, AND INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO REGARDING SUCH APPLICATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 37690. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
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Item: EX3.  1725 Arizona. (551.071 and 551.072) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

1725 ARIZONA. (551.071 AND 551.072) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB, (915) 541-4550]

   
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Item: ADD01.  BOARD APPOINTMENT: Brian Burds to the Public Utility Regulation Board
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

BRIAN BURDS TO THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION BOARD AS DISTRICT 4 NOMINEE TO REPLACE JOE MELENDEZ. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
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1 Rep. Lilly YES
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


 
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