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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 6/1/2010
 
   
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 MAY 25, 2010 AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 19, 2010 (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE OF THE GREATER EL PASO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 25, 2010 AND THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MAY 19, 2010 (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE OF THE GREATER EL PASO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING).

[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 THE ''RELEASE OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS'' FOR PROPERTY PURCHASED BY THE CITY LOCATED AT 6212 FIESTA DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE ''RELEASE OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS'' FOR PROPERTY PURCHASED BY THE CITY LOCATED AT 6212 FIESTA DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE OVERPASS MODIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EXISTING YARBROUGH DRIVE OVERPASS GRADE SEPARATION CROSSING WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE OVERPASS MODIFICATION AGREEMENT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EXISTING YARBROUGH DRIVE OVERPASS GRADE SEPARATION CROSSING WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY PROVIDING FOR A LICENSE AND PERMISSION TO ENTER THE RAILROAD'S RIGHT OF WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND FUTURE MAINTENANCE. UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TXDOT REIMBURSES THE RAILROAD FOR THE WORK IT PERFORMS. (DISTRICT 7)

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND D & L LAND PARTNERSHIP, L.P. FOR THE ROSEWAY STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND D & L LAND PARTNERSHIP, L.P. FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY FOR THE ROSEWAY STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR $130,000. PARCEL 3: A PORTION OF TRACT 12T, BLOCK 46, YSLETA GRANT, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE RESURVEYED OF SAID YSLETA GRANT MADE BY EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS FOR TAX PURPOSES, AND PARCEL 4: A PORTION OF TRACT 12A, BLOCK 46, YSLETA GRANT, IN THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, ACCORDING TO THE RESURVEYED OF SAID YSLETA GRANT MADE BY EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS FOR TAX PURPOSES. PROJECT: PBE04ST127 FUND: 29142 DEPARTMENT: 14200403 ACCT.: 508000 (DISTRICT 6) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG)/EL PASO SUN CITY PRIDE ORGANIZATION BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL IN THE CLOSED PORTIONS OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON STANTON STREET BETWEEN FRANKLIN STREET AND MISSOURI STREET FROM 12:00 P.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010, TO 2:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010. SPL10-00016

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG)/EL PASO SUN CITY PRIDE ORGANIZATION BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL IN THE CLOSED PORTIONS OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ON STANTON STREET BETWEEN FRANKLIN STREET AND MISSOURI STREET FROM 12:00 P.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010, TO 2:00 A.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010. SPL10-00016 (DISTRICT 8) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

"3E. 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 & 8)

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

ATTACHMENT A

SOLID WASTE LIENS

JUNE 1, 2010

208 PLACIDA DRIVE $217.23 RAMONA M. CHAVEZ

(DISTRICT 1)

668 WHITE CLIFFS DRIVE $181.77 JACK E. & WILMA L. DUNLAP

(DISTRICT 1)

3801 PIERCE AVENUE $226.16 JOSE GUTIERREZ

(DISTRICT 2)

7555 ADOBE DRIVE $202.32 ERIC PERALES

(DISTRICT 3)

11949 BANNER CREST DRIVE $191.79 CHARLES M. & CAROLYN CARICO

(DISTRICT 5)

11273 SKIPPER DRIVE $146.05 JESSIE A. ROSALES

(DISTRICT 5)

8757 PLAINS DRIVE $235.36 TRINA E. GALINDO

(DISTRICT 7)

5300 PETE PAYAN DRIVE $172.09 J & L UNIQUE HOMES INC.

(DISTRICT 8)

516 S WALNUT STREET $157.54 PETRA V. & 5 SOTO

(DISTRICT 8)

1419 E YANDELL DRIVE $276.74 JOHN H. TRIEN

(DISTRICT 8)

"3F. RESOLUTION: THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AFFILIATION AGREEMENT (THE ''AGREEMENT'') BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (THE ''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, D/B/A UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF EL PASO (''HOSPITAL''), FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ACADEMY ACCREDITED EMT-BASIC COURSE CLINICAL TRAINING FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AFFILIATION AGREEMENT (THE ''AGREEMENT'') BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (THE ''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, D/B/A UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF EL PASO (''HOSPITAL''), FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ACADEMY ACCREDITED EMT-BASIC COURSE CLINICAL TRAINING FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FIRE DEPARTMENT, OTTO DROZD, (915) 771-1000]

"4. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT: OF TIFFANY A. QUINDT AS CHIEF PROSECUTOR EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF TIFFANY A. QUINDT AS CHIEF PROSECUTOR EFFECTIVE JUNE 21, 2010.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB, (915) 541-4550]

"5. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: SEAM CHOW TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

SEAM CHOW TO THE CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, DISTRICT 2. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"6. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUNDS:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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

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

ATTACHMENT B

TAX REFUNDS

JUNE 1, 2010



A. HART & COOLEY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $33,212.90 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #006R-000-0000-0010).

B. CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,652.05 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #B742-999-0020-3400).

C. MAYELA SERRANO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,003.18 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #C518-999-1440-3100).

D. CITIMORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,129.03 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #N425-999-0320-5600).

E. FIRST AMERICAN REAL ESTATE TAX SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,778.22 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #P863-999-0140-5510).

F. CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,946.70 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #P585-000-0100-1900).

G. XIN MA IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,884.40 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #R460-999-0390-4600).

H. CARMEN LEANO IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,827.15 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #S075-000-0090-04B4).

I. CHASE HOME FINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,445.56 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-0540-2900).

"7A. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO M&S TECHNOLOGIES, A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR CONTRACT DIR-SDD-488 FOR FORTINET WEB APPLIANCE SOFTWARE THAT BLOCKS ACCESS TO HARMFUL, INAPPROPRIATE, AND DANGEROUS WEBSITES

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO M&S TECHNOLOGIES, A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR CONTRACT DIR-SDD-488 FOR FORTINET WEB APPLIANCE SOFTWARE THAT BLOCKS ACCESS TO HARMFUL, INAPPROPRIATE, AND DANGEROUS WEBSITES IN THE AMOUNT OF $112,180.25.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) WAS APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FUNDING SOURCE IT CAPITOL ACQUISITIONS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $112,180.25

REFERENCE NO.; 2010-222

DISTRICT(S): ALL

[INFORMATION SERVICES, ART ARMAS, (915) 541-4288]

[INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4188

"7B. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO INX, INC. A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER DIR-SDD-239 TO EXPAND EXISTING WIRELESS COVERAGE AT CITY HALL AND DEPLOY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AT THE EL PASO ART MUSEUM (DOWNTOWN) AND THE EL PASO HISTORY MUSEUM, RICHARD BURGES, ESPERANZA ACOSTA MORENO, DORRIS VAN DOREN LIBRARIES, AND MISSION VALLEY AND NORTHEAST REGIONAL COMMAND CENTERS

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO INX, INC. A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER CONTRACT NUMBER DIR-SDD-239 TO EXPAND EXISTING WIRELESS COVERAGE AT CITY HALL AND DEPLOY WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AT THE EL PASO ART MUSEUM (DOWNTOWN) AND THE EL PASO HISTORY MUSEUM, RICHARD BURGES, ESPERANZA ACOSTA MORENO, DORRIS VAN DOREN LIBRARIES, AND MISSION VALLEY AND NORTHEAST REGIONAL COMMAND CENTERS IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $89,186.13.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) WAS APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FUNDING SOURCE FY09 ACTION PLAN FUNDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $89,186.13

REFERENCE NO.; 2010-220

DISTRICT(S): ALL

[INFORMATION SERVICES, ART ARMAS, (915) 541-4288]

[INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4188

"7C. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO INX, INC. UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACT NUMBER DIR-SDD-239 FOR THE PURCHASE OF CISCO SWITCHES FOR REPLACEMENTS, UPGRADES, AND ADDITIONS

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO INX, INC. UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACT NUMBER DIR-SDD-239 FOR THE PURCHASE OF CISCO SWITCHES FOR REPLACEMENTS, UPGRADES, AND ADDITIONS IN THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $58,901.65.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) WAS APPROVED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FUNDING SOURCE FY09 ACTION PLAN FUNDS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $58,901.65

REFERENCE NO.; 2010-221

DISTRICTS: ALL

[INFORMATION SERVICES, ART ARMAS, (915) 541-4288]

[INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4188

   
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: 8.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lots 2 and 3, Block 2, Pan American Center for Industry Unit One, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from M-1/SC/SP (Light Manufacturing/Special Contract/Special Permit) to C-3/SC/SP (Commercial/Special Contract/Special Permit). 9585 Plaza Circle. ZON10-00015"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 2, PAN AMERICAN CENTER FOR INDUSTRY UNIT ONE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM M-1/SC/SP (LIGHT MANUFACTURING/SPECIAL CONTRACT/SPECIAL PERMIT) TO C-3/SC/SP (COMMERCIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT/SPECIAL PERMIT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 9585 PLAZA CIRCLE. APPLICANT: SCOTT KUBITZ. ZON10-00015 (DISTRICT 6)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4027]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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: 9A.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on award of Solicitation No. 2010-112 for the ITS Expansion Phase I to Tri-State Electric, LTD."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-112 FOR THE ITS EXPANSION PHASE I TO TRI-STATE ELECTRIC, LTD., FOR BASE BID 1 WITH ALTERNATE 1 $261,731.25; BASE BID 2 WITH ALTERNATE 2 $316,712.50; BASE BID 3 WITH ALTERNATE 3 $912,340.65; BID OPTION 1 $18,990.00; BID OPTION 2 $ 70,610.50 AND BID OPTION 3 PLUS ALTERNATE TO BID OPTION 3 $392,578.50 FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $1,972,963.40.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: TRI-STATE ELECTRIC, LTD.

BASE BID 1 WITH ALTERNATE 1 $261,731.25

BASE BID 2 WITH ALTERNATE 2 $316,712.50

BASE BID 3 WITH ALTERNATE 3 $912,340.65

BID OPTION 1 $ 18,990.00

BID OPTION 2 $ 70,610.50

BID OPTION 3 PLUS ALTERNATE BID OPTION 3 $392,578.50

FUNDING SOURCE: CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY (CMAQ - TXDOT)

TOTAL AWARD: $1,972,963.40

DISTRICTS: ALL

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS A PART OF THIS AWARD, UPON THE REVIEW OF THE CITY ATTORNEY, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE PROJECT, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW, DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE PRICES AND ARE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT. THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
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: 9B.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action that the City be authorized to enter into negotiations with Urban Associates, Inc., for the International Bridges - Stanton Toll Facility and Paso del Norte Facility Improvements project"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH URBAN ASSOCIATES, INC., WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES - STANTON TOLL FACILITY AND PASO DEL NORTE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. THIS PROJECT WAS BID AS A COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL AND THE STATUTE ALLOWS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING THE SCOPE AND PRICE OF A PROJECT WITH THE SELECTED OFFEROR. (DISTRICT 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance to release the special contract imposed on property by Ordinance No. 8888 which changed the zoning of Tracts 1R and 1S, Block 5, Ascarate Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. 7705 Phoenix Drive. ZON10-00013 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE TO RELEASE THE SPECIAL CONTRACT IMPOSED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 8888 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF TRACTS 1R AND 1S, BLOCK 5, ASCARATE GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 7705 PHOENIX DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: 7705 PHOENIX, LLC. ZON10-00013 (DISTRICT 3)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
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: 10B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON10-00007, to permit an Assisted Living Facility, on the property described as Lot 1, Block 1, Las Tres Marias, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 9355 North Loop Drive. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON10-00007, TO PERMIT AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 1, BLOCK 1, LAS TRES MARIAS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.320 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 9355 NORTH LOOP DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: SANTIAGO VEGA. ZON10-00007 (DISTRICT 6)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ESTHER GUERRERO, (915) 541-4720]

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a lease agreement between the City of El Paso and Woodworkers Club of El Paso, Texas, Inc., "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND WOODWORKERS CLUB OF EL PASO, TEXAS, INC., FOR THE LEASE OF THE PROPERTY AT 3228 SACRAMENTO AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR A TERM OF TWENTY (20) YEARS, WITH ONE RENEWAL OPTION FOR AN ADDITIONAL TEN (10) YEARS. (DISTRICT 2)

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

   
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 DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12A.  HUMAN RESOURCES: An Ordinance amending El Paso City Code, to uniformly define and use the terms ''legal holiday'' and ''city observed holiday'' within the City Code"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING EL PASO CITY CODE, TO UNIFORMLY DEFINE AND USE THE TERMS ''LEGAL HOLIDAY'' AND ''CITY OBSERVED HOLIDAY'' WITHIN THE CITY CODE, TO DEFINE THE TERMS BY AMENDING TITLE 1 (GENERAL PROVISIONS), SECTION 1.40.030 (DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION); TO CHANGE THE WORD ''HOLIDAYS'' TO ''LEGAL HOLIDAYS'' BY AMENDING TITLE 5 (BUSINESS TAXES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS) SECTION 5.44.040 (REGISTRATION - FORM - FILING), TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY) SECTION 9.40.120 (EXEMPTIONS), TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) SECTIONS 12.52.060 (STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON ANY DAY), 12.88.170 (SCHEDULE XVI-PARKING LIMITED ON CERTAIN STREETS ON ALL DAYS), 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING-TOW-AWAY ZONE), AND 12.88.190 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING AT ANY TIME), TITLE 14 (AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS) SECTION 14.20.250 (METERS), AND TITLE 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION) SECTION 18.02.103.1.1.8 (EMERGENCY WORK); TO CHANGE THE WORD ''HOLIDAYS'' TO ''CITY OBSERVED HOLIDAYS'' BY AMENDING TITLE 18, SECTION 18.02.109.1.1.5 (NON-BUSINESS HOURS INSPECTION FEE); AND TO ELIMINATE OTHER SEPARATE DEFINITIONS OF ''LEGAL HOLIDAY'' BY AMENDING TITLE 12, SECTION 12.44.170 AND TITLE 13 (STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC PLACES) SECTIONS 13.28.010 AND 13.36.010. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE HENGEN, (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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 12B.  HUMAN RESOURCES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8064 (Classification and Compensation Plan) to amend Section 4.6 Legal Holidays, clarifying the holidays observed by the City, and the manner in which holidays observed by the City are administered for accrual and payment to City employees."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8064 (CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN) TO AMEND SECTION 4.6 LEGAL HOLIDAYS, CLARIFYING THE HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY THE CITY, AND THE MANNER IN WHICH HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY THE CITY ARE ADMINISTERED FOR ACCRUAL AND PAYMENT TO CITY EMPLOYEES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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: 12C.  HUMAN RESOURCES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8065, Civil Service Rules and Regulations"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8065, CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, AMENDING RULE 1, (CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION) SECTION 5, TO PROVIDE FOR SELECTION OF THE CHAIR OF COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION; AMENDING RULE 4 (CLASSIFICATION) SECTION 4, CHANGING ''AN'' TO ''A''; AMENDING RULE 6 (CERTIFICATION) DECREASING THE NUMBER OF WAIVERS FROM 5 TO 3; AMENDING RULE 13 (LEAVE OF ABSENCE, RESIGNATION, SICK LEAVE AND VACATIONS) TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL LEAVE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NECESSITY, AS DETERMINED BY THE CITY MANAGER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIRED TESTING OF UNIFORMED EMPLOYEES REQUESTING REINSTATEMENT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; AND AMENDING RULE 25 (DRIVER SAFETY STANDARDS) SECTION 3, TO ADD THE REQUIREMENT TO REPORT AN OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC WARRANT BY EMPLOYEES WITH DRIVING DUTIES; AS APPLICABLE TO THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AND CITY EMPLOYEES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that City Council amend the City's 2009-2010 Annual Action Plan of the Consolidated Plan for 2005-2010 by adding one new planning activity, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE CITY'S 2009-2010 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN OF THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR 2005-2010 BY ADDING ONE NEW PLANNING ACTIVITY, ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE, TOTALING $50,000, TO THE 35TH YEAR (2009-2010) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE INTENT OF THE RESOLUTION, UPON APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Discussion and action on Historic Landmark Commission's request that the City Council initiate the rezoning of the property located at 500 S. Hills Street from A-3 (Apartment) to A-3/H (Apartment/Historic)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (4) FOUR WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION'S REQUEST THAT THE CITY COUNCIL INITIATE THE REZONING OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 500 S. HILLS STREET FROM A-3 (APARTMENT) TO A-3/H (APARTMENT/HISTORIC) AND THAT THE NECESSARY FUNDS BE ALLOCATED AND DOCUMENTS PREPARED TO PROCESS SUCH REZONING APPLICATION PURSUANT TO CITY CODE SECTION 20.20.040. (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

   
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: 15.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action to approve a resolution to update the City of El Paso Apprenticeship program policies."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED A RESOLUTION TO UPDATE THE CITY OF EL PASO APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM POLICIES AND THAT ALL FINDINGS OF NON-COMPLIANCE ARE BROUGHT BACK TO CITY COUNCIL.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO UPDATE THE CITY OF EL PASO APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM POLICIES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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.  CITY MANAGER: Discussion and action on proposed amendments to the Solid Waste Management Regulations in Title 9.04 incorporating flow control, franchise fees and other related issues."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BEFORE 12:00 NOON

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS IN TITLE 9.04 INCORPORATING FLOW CONTROL, FRANCHISE FEES AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
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