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Agenda: City Council - MTB Mtgs for web
Date: 5/10/2005
 
   
Item: 1.  Approval of Regular/Special Mass Transit Department Board Meeting Minutes  (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE APRIL 12, 2005, APRIL 26. 2005 AND MAY 03, 2005 (SPECIAL) MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETINGS. (ACTION 03-35)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy YES

   
Item: 2.  Discussion and action on Budget Transfer Request # 2005-999 (Action 05-36)  (Mass Transit Board)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROPRIATION INCREASE NEEDED TO COVER FUEL AND LUBRICANT COSTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR.

INCREASE 60600015/503002 $86,120.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY PURCHASES

INCREASE 60600016/503002 $-86,120.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY ISSUES

INCREASE 60600015/503005 $526,390.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY PURCHASES

INCREASE 60600016/503005 $-526,390.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY ISSUES

INCREASE 60600015/503008 $593,907.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY PURCHASES

INCREASE 60600016/503008 $-593,907.00 MASS TRANSIT INVENTORY ISSUES

DECREASE 60600006/503004 $5,184.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600007/503004 $5,184.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600006/503004 $15,226.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600009/503004 $15,226.00 LIFT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600006/503002 $30,000.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600006/503008 $30,000.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600009/503002 $23,920.00 LIFT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600006/503008 $23,920.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600009/503002 $1,120.00 LIFT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600007/503002 $1,120.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600009/503002 $9,960.00 LIFT MAINTENANCE

INCREASE 60600009/503008 $9,960.00 LIFT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600001/506000 $676,390.00 MASS TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

INCREASE 60600006/503005 $676,390.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

DECREASE 60600001/506000 $530,027.00 MASS TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

INCREASE 60600006/503008 $530,027.00 TRANSIT MAINTENANCE

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas DID NOT VOTE
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy YES

   
Item: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

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 OR PERSONS IN THE AUDIENCE. 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.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 3, 2005.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

6A. RESOLUTION: CONDEMNATION LIEN - 5833 PORPOISE

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 18.52.040 AND 18.52.080 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

5833 PORPOISE DRIVE $4,096.15 (DISTRICT 4)

MARIA AND NANCY RAMIREZ

[BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS, TOM MAGUIRE, (915) 541-4588]

6B. RESOLUTION: CONDEMNATION LIEN - 3737 FRED WILSON

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 18.52.040 AND 18.52.080 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

3737 FRED WILSON ROAD $3,498.16 (DISTRICT 2)

MARIA C. SONORA AND ISABEL MEDINA

[BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS, TOM MAGUIRE, (915) 541-4588]

6C. RESOLUTION: ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT, CONTRACT FREIGHTER, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CONTRACT FREIGHTER, INC. FOR REPAIRS TO A CONCRETE SWALE AND EROSION WITHIN THE CITY'S CONCRETE LINED DRAINAGE CHANNEL LOCATED WITHIN THE AMERICAS TEN SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 6) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, BASHAR ABUGALYON, (915) 541-4157]

6D. RESOLUTION: CREATING THE CLASS OF PUBLIC ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. THE CLASS OF PUBLIC ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR IS HEREBY CREATED AS SPECIFIED IN THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ATTACHED HERETO. THE CODE IS 5177. THE GRADE IS PM 75.

SALARY RANGE: $34,751.35 - $50,722.63 (PM 75)

FUND SOURCE: 55010303-15707-55000

[HUMAN RESOURCES, TERRY A. BOND, (915) 541-4509]

7A. STAFFING TABLE CHANGE: AIRPORT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

ADD 1.00 AIRPORT MATERIALS SPECIALIST GS 16

FUND SOURCE: 62620001-40101-62000

[AIRPORT, PATRICK T. ABELN, (915) 780-4724]

7B. STAFFING TABLE CHANGE: BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

ADD 1.00 PLAN REVIEWER II GS 26

DELETE 2.00 PLAN REVIEWER I GS 24

FUND SOURCE: 36010116-01101-36000

[BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4557]

7C. STAFFING TABLE CHANGE: PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE RESOURCES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

ADD 1.00 PUBLIC ARTS PROGRAM COORDINATOR PM 75

FUND SOURCE: 55010303-15707-55000

[PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE RESOURCES, BETTY JARABA, (915) 541-4896]

8A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: DANIEL DE LA HAYE

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DANIEL DE LA HAYE TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT A. CUSHING, JR., DISTRICT 2.

[REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT A. CUSHING, JR., (915) 541-4416]

POSTPONED FROM 05/03/05, 04/26/05, 04/12/05, 03/29/05, 03/15/05 AND 03/08/05

8B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: MARGIE AGUILAR-DESROSIERS

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

THE APPOINTMENT OF MARGIE AGUILAR-DESROSIERS TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE VIVIAN ROJAS, DISTRICT 7. IN MAKING THIS APPOINTMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY FINDS THAT THIS APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY UNDER SECTION 3.3 C 2 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER AS THE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF CITIZENS WOULD OTHERWISE BE COMPROMISED BASED ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED BY CITY ORDINANCE TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION. [REPRESENTATIVE VIVIAN ROJAS, (915) 541-4108]

8C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: HECTOR ZAMORA JR.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

THE APPOINTMENT OF HECTOR ZAMORA JR. TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE VIVIAN ROJAS, DISTRICT 7. IN MAKING THIS APPOINTMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY FINDS THAT THIS APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY UNDER SECTION 3.3 C 2 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER AS THE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF CITIZENS WOULD OTHERWISE BE COMPROMISED BASED ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED BY CITY ORDINANCE TO THE BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION. [REPRESENTATIVE VIVIAN ROJAS, (915) 541-4108]

9A. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-997 PARKS AND RECREATION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THIS BUDGET TRANSFER REQUESTS A NEW APPROPRIATION TO PURCHASE A STORAGE SHED FOR THE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER UTILIZING THE USER FEE FUND. (DISTRICT 3)

INCREASE $2,800 TO 51510032/P50022516325/407002 ESTREV

INCREASE $2,800 TO 51510032/P50022516325/508003 BLDGIMPRVMTS

9B. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1034 BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES PROPOSES TO TRANSFER $26,500 FROM THE 2000 QOL PARKS CONTINGENCY PROJECT TO THE ROSE GARDEN PROJECT. FUNDING SOURCE IS 2000 QOL BONDS. (DISTRICT 2)

DECREASE $26,500 FROM 31130600/PQLPA17760176/504405 OPCNTINGENCY

INCREASE $26,500 TO 31130600/PQLPA17760176/507001 INTRAFDTRF(U)

INCREASE $26,500 TO 14101001/PQLPA15060150/407001 INTRAFDTRF(S)

INCREASE $26,500 TO 14101001/PQLPA15060150/508027 CONSTRUCTION

9C. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1051 PARKS AND RECREATION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THIS BUDGET TRANSFER REQUESTS A NEW APPROPRIATION TO PURCHASE A SCOREBOARD FOR THE ARMIJO AQUATICS FACILITY. THIS WILL ALLOW THIS POOL TO BE USED FOR COMPETITIVE SWIMMING. MONEY IS AVAILABLE IN AQUATICS FUND BALANCE. (DISTRICT 1)

INCREASE $15,000 TO 51010281/P50020316303/407002 EST REV

INCREASE $15,000 TO 51010281/P50020316303/508008 MAJOR EQUIP

10A. APPLICATION FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: ST. MARK'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PERMISSION TO USE PUBLIC STREETS, SIDEWALKS OR PARKS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY THE CITY OF EL PASO OF THE CONTENTS OF ANY EXPRESSION THAT TAKES PLACE DURING THESE EVENTS.

ST MARK'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO USE AMPLIFICATION (8 SPEAKERS, 5 MICROPHONES AND 1 AMPLIFIER - 1000 WATTS) AT MARWOOD PARK - 4325 RIVER BEND ON MAY 14, 2005 FROM 12:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M. APPROXIMATELY 25 PERSONS WILL TAKE PART AND 150 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED.

PERMIT # 05-047 (DISTRICT 8) [GEORGE ARMAS]

NO OBJECTIONS FROM PARKS. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTION WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL MONITOR THE EVENT AS NECESSARY WITH THE DISTRICT CAR. THERE WILL BE NO COST TO CITY OR APPLICANT. THE OFFICE OF BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

10B. APPLICATION FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: U.S.-MEXICO BORDER HEALTH ASSOCIATION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

U.S.-MEXICO BORDER HEALTH ASSOCIATION TO HOLD A 13TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL AIDS VIGIL ON MAY 15, 2005 FROM 8:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. ROUTE: START AT SAN JACINTO PLAZA TO MESA, PROCEED ON MESA TO SAN ANTONIO, TURN LEFT ON SAN ANTONIO TO STANTON, TURN RIGHT ON STANTON AND FINISH AT THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE. APPROXIMATELY 200 PERSONS WILL TAKE PART. PERMIT # 05-048 (DISTRICT 8) [RUBY A MARENTES]

NO OBJECTIONS FROM FIRE, SUN METRO, PARKS AND TRAFFIC/ENGINEERING. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTIONS WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL POLICE THE EVENT WITH 8 OFFICERS AND 8 VEHICLES. ESTIMATED COST TO CITY: $213.00; ESTIMATED COST TO APPLICANT: $187.00. THE OFFICE OF BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

10C. APPLICATION FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: EL PASO CENTRAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

EL PASO CENTRAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TO USE AMPLIFICATION (1 MICROPHONE AND 2 SPEAKERS) AT CALENDAR PARK - 401 E. SAN ANTONIO AVE ON MAY 13, 2005 AND MAY 20, 2005 FROM 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. FOR A PUBLIC CONCERT. APPROXIMATELY 3 PERSONS WILL TAKE PART AND 50 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED. PERMIT # 05-051 (DISTRICT 8) [ALONSO FLORES]

NO OBJECTIONS FROM PARKS. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTION WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL MONITOR THE EVENT AS NECESSARY WITH THE DISTRICT CAR. THERE WILL BE NO COST TO CITY OR APPLICANT. THE OFFICE OF BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

18A. PUBLIC HEARING - COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF A PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ADOPTION OF THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE PROPOSED 2005-2006 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES ITEMS 56 THROUGH 96 OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. POSTPONED FROM 04/26/05

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ROBERT SALINAS, (915) 541-4643]

18B. RESOLUTION: COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL, HAVING CONDUCTED A PUBLIC HEARING, HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND ACCEPTS A PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ADOPTS THE PROPOSED 2005-2006 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN INCLUDING THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2005 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, AND THE FY 2005 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, AND HEREBY DIRECTS THAT THE NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, THE FY 2005 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, AND THE FY 2005 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, BE PUBLISHED IN THE EL PASO TIMES ON SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2005, TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE PROPOSED 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THE PROPOSED BUDGETS, AS PART OF THE SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR 2005-2006, AND SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE 5:00 P.M., ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005. THE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2005, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC AND ADOPTING THE 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND THE ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, INCLUDING THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM BUDGET, THE FY 2005 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM BUDGET AND THE FY 2005 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM BUDGET, FOR SUBMISSION TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS) POSTPONED FROM 04/26/05

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ROBERT SALINAS, (915) 541-4643]

ADDN 2. BOARD APPOINTMENT: SUSAN F. AUSTIN TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE EL PASO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRICT

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

SUSAN F. AUSTIN TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE EL PASO CITY-COUNTY HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISTRICT, AS THE CITY'S APPOINTMENT, BY MAYOR JOE WARDY. [MAYOR'S OFFICE, ADRIAN OCEGUEDA, (915) 541-4145]

ADDN 3B. DISCRETIONARY FUNDS: $1,600.00, DISTRICT 4, SIX SUMMER CONCERTS, VETERAN'S PARK

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO ALLOCATE ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,600.00) FROM DISTRICT #4 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR SPONSORSHIP OF SIX CONCERTS THIS SUMMER TO TAKE PLACE AT VETERAN'S PARK IN NORTHEAST EL PASO UNDER THE ''CONCERTS IN THE PARK SUMMER SERIES''. (DISTRICT 4) ACCT #504420; DEPARTMENT ID# 01010004; FUND #01101

[REPRESENTATIVE JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4140]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 14.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: RESOLUTION: Adopting items 56 through 96, Proposed Budget, 31st Year Community Development Block Grant Program  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AND THE AMENDED 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BUDGET

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT, HAVING CONDUCTED A PUBLIC HEARING AND HAVING PREVIOUSLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THAT PORTION OF A PROPOSED 2005-2006 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES ITEMS 1 THROUGH 55 OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, TOGETHER WITH THE PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE FY 2005 EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM, AND THE FY 2005 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM, THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPTS THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE PROPOSED 2005-2006 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, WHICH INCLUDES ITEMS 56 THROUGH 96 OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 31ST YEAR (2005-2006) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM.

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ROBERT SALINAS, (915) 541-4643]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

11A. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO O.P.E.P. INCORPORATED TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF OCHOA STREET BETWEEN FIRST AVENUE AND PAISANO DRIVE FOR A ''FOAM PARTY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION'' ON SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2005 AND MONDAY, MAY 30, 2005. (FEE: $137.50, SP-05008) (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

11B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.040 (SCHEDULE IV, PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON CERTAIN STREETS), PARAGRAPH J (NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.), OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE, TO AMEND SUBSECTION 4 TO READ FRANK CORDOVA CIRCLE (NORTH ENTRANCE), FROM FIREHOUSE DRIVE TO A POINT 750 FEET EAST THEREOF, BOTH SIDES, ALL OF MIKE ANDRADE PLACE, ALL OF LUIS GOMEZ PLACE, AND AT THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES IN THE FRANK CORDOVA CUL-DE-SAC; 12121, 12125, 12127, AND 12129. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. (DISTRICT 6) [REPRESENTATIVE PAUL J. ESCOBAR, (915) 541-4182]

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD ON MAY 24, 2005 FOR ITEMS 11A - 11B

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHICH BEGINS AT APPROXIMATELY 9AM. 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, 8AM TO 5PM.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Cedar Oak Townhomes  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY RESEARCH THE CITY'S ABILITY TO FILE A LAWSUIT REGARDING THE AWARD OF TAX CREDITS BY TDHCA, TO FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH H.U.D. AND TO RESEARCH THE IMPLICATIONS OF BOTH.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE CEDAR OAK TOWNHOMES DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. [REPRESENTATIVE VIVIAN ROJAS, (915) 541-4108]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano DID NOT VOTE
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 13.  CITY ATTORNEY: Texas Gas Service Proposed Base Rate Adjustment  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED SIX (6) WEEKS AND TO SUSPEND TEXAS GAS SERVICE'S PROPOSED RATE ADJUSTMENT REQUEST AND SUCH SUSPENSION SHALL EXPIRE IN SIX WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING TEXAS GAS SERVICE'S PROPOSED ADJUSTMENT TO ITS BASE RATES PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS GAS RELIABILITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM.

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JORGE VILLEGAS, (915) 541-4550]

POSTPONED FROM 05/03/05

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 17D.  PUBLIC HEARING - BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS: Condemnation Hearing - 5318 Gateway East"  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5318 GATEWAY EAST BOULEVARD, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) IS A FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD, AND A NUISANCE AND WHETHER THE SAME SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. FIRST INVESTIGATED JUNE 14TH, 2004. THE OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY, MARCELO AND NORA VASQUEZ, 5318 GATEWAY EAST BOULEVARD, EL PASO, TEXAS 79905, HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE VIOLATIONS AT THIS PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 3)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 19.  PUBLIC HEARING - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION: 35 MPH on Loma Verde btwn Pine Springs and Rojas"  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.150 (SCHEDULE XIV, SPEED LIMITS), OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ADD A SUBSECTION IDENTIFYING THE SPEED LIMIT AS THIRTY-FIVE MILES PER HOUR ON LOMA VERDE DRIVE BETWEEN PINE SPRINGS DRIVE AND ROJAS DRIVE. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. (DISTRICT 6)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 20.  PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Special Privilege, SP-05007, Central Business Association of El Paso, Inc.  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF EL PASO, INC., TO PERMIT TEMPORARY SIDEWALK VENDING FOR PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS WITHIN CERTAIN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO FROM MAY 11, 2005 THROUGH JULY 3, 2005. (SP-05007) (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 1.  PUBLIC COMMENT - Anita Blair  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS

SPEECH PRESENTATION REGARDING THE NEED FOR SALARY INCREASES FOR CITY REPRESENTATIVES AND THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF EL PASO.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 2.  PUBLIC COMMENT - Kathleen Mason, Executive Director of El Paso Zoological Society  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PRESENTATION OF 2004 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2006-2010 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 15.  COMPTROLLER: RESOLUTION: Accepting Approximately $5.8 Million in Palo Verde Rewards, Determining the Use of Said Rewards, and Establishing Criteria Directing the Use and Accounting of Said Rewards  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT APPROXIMATELY $5.8 MILLION IN PALO VERDE REWARDS FROM THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY, DETERMINE HOW THE PALO VERDE REWARDS WILL BE USED, AND ESTABLISH ANY REQUISITE CRITERIA FOR DIRECTING THE USE AND ACCOUNTING OF THE PALO VERDE REWARDS.

[COMPTROLLER, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4435]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing YES
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega YES
6 Rep. Escobar YES
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos YES
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 16.  PUBLIC HEARING - MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Preservation of Natural Arroyos  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 19.16 (IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES) SECTION 19.16.050 (STORMWATER DESIGN) SUBSECTION 19.16.050.H (PRESERVATION OF NATURAL ARROYOS) TO REQUIRE THAT THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION DETERMINE WHETHER TO APPROVE A MODIFICATION OF CONDITIONS TO ALLOW IMPROVEMENTS ON NATURAL DRAINAGE COURSES KNOWN AS ARROYOS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 19.04.190 OF THE CODE.

POSTPONED FROM 04/12/05, 03/15/05 AND 03/01/05

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN AUSTIN, (915) 541-4886]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin NO
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 17A.  PUBLIC HEARING - BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS: Condemnation Hearing - 2002 Detroit  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2002 DETROIT AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) IS A FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD, AND A NUISANCE AND WHETHER THE SAME SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. FIRST INVESTIGATED DECEMBER 19TH, 2004. THE OWNER OF THIS PROPERTY, LUPE G. AVINA, 1612 BERNARD KERN DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS 79936-5602, HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE VIOLATIONS AT THIS PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 8) [BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS, TOM MAGUIRE, (915) 541-4588]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 17B.  PUBLIC HEARING - BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS: Condemnation Hearing - 1300 E. Paisano  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1300 E. PAISANO DRIVE, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) IS A FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD, AND A NUISANCE AND WHETHER THE SAME SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. FIRST INVESTIGATED APRIL 3RD, 2002. THE OWNER OF THIS PROPERTY, MEATS, INC., 1300 E. PAISANO DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS 79901, HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE VIOLATIONS AT THIS PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 8)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 17C.  PUBLIC HEARING - BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS: Condemnation Hearing - 131 Linden"  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 131 LINDEN STREET APT. B, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) IS A FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD, AND A NUISANCE AND WHETHER THE SAME SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. FIRST INVESTIGATED JANUARY 25TH, 2005. THE OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY, MARIA LOURDES AND CARLOS J. CORRAL, 131 LINDEN STREET APT. B, EL PASO, TEXAS 79905, HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE VIOLATIONS AT THIS PROPERTY. (DISTRICT 3)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 1.  RESOLUTION: Cumbre Estates Developer Participation Contract  (Addition)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CUMBRE ESTATES DEVELOPER PARTICIPATION CONTRACT FOR PRELIMINARY WORK FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PRELIMINARY WORK RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF A DRAINAGE STRUCTURE TO BE LOCATED WITHIN CASTELLANO DRIVE. THIS DEVELOPER AGREEMENT IS MADE PURSUANT TO SECTION 212.071 AND SECTION 212.072 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE AS WELL AS THE CITY OF EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. (DISTRICT 1)

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN AUSTIN, (915) 541-4886]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 3A.  DISCRETIONARY FUNDS: $3,000.00, District 1, Construction of Drainage Structure, Castellano Drive  (Addition)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

REQUEST TO ALLOCATE $3,000.00 FROM DISTRICT #1 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PRELIMINARY AND/OR EXCAVATION WORK RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF A DRAINAGE STRUCTURE TO BE LOCATED WITHIN CASTELLANO DRIVE. (DISTRICT 1) [REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN AUSTIN, (915) 541-4886]

ACCT. NO. 504420, DEPT ID 01153001, FUND 16501, PROJECT PD10422

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 4.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT 2005-1082 BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES  (Addition)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES PROPOSES TO TRANSFER $105,000 FROM PREVIOUSLY ISSUED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO FUND A PROPOSED DEVELOPER'S AGREEMENT FOR CASTELLANO BOX CULVERT. FUNDING SOURCE IS 2000A GOS. (DISTRICT 1)

DECREASE $105,000 FROM 31130007/P501999/504405 CONTINGENCY

INCREASE $105,000 TO 3113007/PFL050001/508027 CONSTRUCTION

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Austin YES
2 Rep. Cushing DID NOT VOTE
3 Rep. Lozano YES
4 Rep. Cook YES
5 Rep. Ortega DID NOT VOTE
6 Rep. Escobar DID NOT VOTE
7 Rep. Rojas YES
8 Rep. Cobos DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Wardy DID NOT VOTE


 
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