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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND SPECIAL MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 10/19/2010
 
   
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 OCTOBER 12, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 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 THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC., FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING THE TERM TO AUGUST 31, 2011 AND REPLACING EXHIBITS ''A'', ''B-1'', AND ''B-2''. (ALL DISTRICTS) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4793]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND US AIRWAYS, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AIRLINE OPERATING AGREEMENT AND TERMINAL BUILDING LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND US AIRWAYS, INC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING THE TERM TO AUGUST 31, 2011 AND REPLACING EXHIBITS ''A'', ''B-1'', AND ''B-2''. (ALL DISTRICTS) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4793]

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MICHAEL BRAY AND ELIZABETH QUINN TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE EL PASO HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND CONFIRMING THE CURRENT APPOINTMENTS OF SUSANNAH M. BYRD, STEVE ORTEGA, ANDREA CHEW AND RICK SUAREZ.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A RESOLUTION APPOINTING MICHAEL BRAY AND ELIZABETH QUINN TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE EL PASO HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND CONFIRMING THE CURRENT APPOINTMENTS OF SUSANNAH M. BYRD, STEVE ORTEGA, ANDREA CHEW AND RICK SUAREZ. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4656]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT PLUM CITY LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF THE ALLEY BETWEEN DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY STREET AND THE PORTION OF CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG DURANGO STREET FROM 7:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 TO 2:00 AM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010. SPL10-00030

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT PLUM CITY LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF THE ALLEY BETWEEN DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY STREET AND THE PORTION OF CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG DURANGO STREET FROM 7:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 TO 2:00 AM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010. SPL10-00030 (DISTRICT 8)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

"3E. RESOLUTION: THAT O.P.E.P. BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF OCHOA STREET BETWEEN FIRST AVENUE AND PAISANO DRIVE FROM 9:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 TO 2:00 AM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010. SPL10-00029

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT O.P.E.P. BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF OCHOA STREET BETWEEN FIRST AVENUE AND PAISANO DRIVE FROM 9:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 TO 2:00 AM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010. SPL10-00029 (DISTRICT 8)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE NEW CIELO VISTA BRANCH LIBRARY BE OFFICIALLY NAMED THE JOSÉ CISNEROS CIELO VISTA BRANCH LIBRARY IN HONOR OF MR. CISNEROS' YEARS OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE COMMUNITY.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE NEW CIELO VISTA BRANCH LIBRARY BE OFFICIALLY NAMED THE JOSÉ CISNEROS CIELO VISTA BRANCH LIBRARY IN HONOR OF MR. CISNEROS' YEARS OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE COMMUNITY. (DISTRICT 3) [LIBRARY, CAROL BREY-CASIANO, (915) 543-5406]

"4A. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: ELVIA G. HERNANDEZ TO THE GREATER EL PASO CIVIC, CONVENTION AND TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

ELVIA G. HERNANDEZ TO THE GREATER EL PASO CIVIC, CONVENTION AND TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3.

[REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"4B. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: RICHARD D. PINEDA TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

RICHARD D. PINEDA TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, DISTRICT 7. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4108]

"5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUNDS:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED.

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

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

OCTOBER 19, 2010



A. HSBC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,195.08 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #C301-999-0240-4900).

B. INDUSTRY CONSULTING GROUP, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,369.84 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #E361-999-0010-0120).

C. AURORA LOAN SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,969.54 OVERPAYMENT OF 2008 TAXES. (PID #E746-000-0030-3500).

D. AURORA LOAN SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,236.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #E746-000-0030-3500).

E. BAC TAX SERVICES CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,162.39 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #U819-999-0010-1161).

F. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,880.09 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #V897-999-0200-7500).

G. CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,520.46 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-5700-0500).

"6. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-235 FOR THE COLONIA VERDE PARK IMPROVEMENTS, TO KARLSRUHER, INC. DBA CSA ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (1) ONE WEEK.

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-235 FOR THE COLONIA VERDE PARK IMPROVEMENTS, TO KARLSRUHER, INC. DBA CSA ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $116,700.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: KARLSRUHER, INC. DBA CSA ENGINEERS & CONSTRUCTORS

BASE BID: $116,700

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $116,700

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

DISTRICTS: 4

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.

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, BUT WHICH DO NOT INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT AS AWARDED, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000 PER NUMBERED CHANGE ORDER, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION BY CITY COUNCIL.

THIS IS A LOW BID, LUMP SUM CONTRACT. THE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS THE LOW BIDDER, AMERICAN CONTRACTORS, BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THE COMPANY DID NOT HAVE THE FINANCIAL CAPACITY OR THE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN THE BID DOCUMENTS.

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

"7. BUDGET TRANSFERS: AS PER CITY COUNCIL DIRECTION ON OCTOBER 5, 2010, TO TRANSFER $250,000 FROM THE CITY RESERVES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR ENHANCED ANIMAL SERVICES PROGRAM.

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (1) ONE WEEK.

APPROVAL OF A BUDGET TRANSFER, AS PER CITY COUNCIL DIRECTION ON OCTOBER 5, 2010, TO TRANSFER $250,000 FROM THE CITY RESERVES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR ENHANCED ANIMAL SERVICES PROGRAM.

DECREASE $250,000 FROM: UNRESERVED FUND BALANCE

INCREASE $187,085 TO: NON-UNIFORM SALARIES AND WAGES

INCREASE $ 62,915 TO: OPERATING

(ALL DISTRICTS)

[OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT, JOHN NEAL, 915-541-4777]

[PUBLIC HEALTH, MICHAEL HILL, (915) 771-5705]

   
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 CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOT 17, 18, AND THE EAST 10 FEET OF LOT 19, BLOCK 17, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM A-2 (APARTMENT) TO S-D (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2332 MONTANA AVENUE. APPLICANT: BETSY AND RICHARD NACIM. ZON10-00054 (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

8B. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON10-00055, TO ALLOW FOR A 100% PARKING REDUCTION ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 17, 18, AND THE EAST 10 FEET OF LOT 19, BLOCK 17, COTTON ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.14.070 PARKING REDUCTION OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2332 MONTANA AVENUE. APPLICANT: BETSY AND RICHARD NACIM. ZON10-00055 (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

8C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL 1: A PORTION OF LOTS 1 - 12, GAAL SUBDIVISION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-4/SP (RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL PERMIT) TO A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE), PARCEL 2: TRACT 12, BLOCK 43, YSLETA GRANT SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F/SP (RANCH-FARM/SPECIAL PERMIT) TO A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE), PARCEL 3: A PORTION OF TRACT 15, BLOCK 43, YSLETA GRANT SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE), AND PARCEL 4: TRACT 14-A & 16-C, BLOCK 43, YSLETA GRANT SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-4 (RESIDENTIAL) TO A-O (APARTMENT-OFFICE); AND REPEALING THE SPECIAL PERMITS GRANTED TO PARCEL 1 AND PARCEL 2. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 300 S. ZARAGOZA ROAD. APPLICANT: UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF EL PASO. ZON10-00056

(DISTRICT 6) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 9, 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 THURSDAY, 7:00 A.M. TO 6:00 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: 9A.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON10-00058, to allow for a ground level helistop on the property described as Lot 2, Block 1, Del Sol Medical, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, East of Sumac Drive and North of Vista Del Sol Drive. ZON10-00058 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON10-00058, TO ALLOW FOR A GROUND LEVEL HELISTOP ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 2, BLOCK 1, DEL SOL MEDICAL, 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 FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: EAST OF SUMAC DRIVE AND NORTH OF VISTA DEL SOL DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: EL PASO HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. ZON10-00058 (DISTRICT 7)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd DID NOT VOTE
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.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance releasing conditions placed on property by Ordinance No. 16065 which changed the zoning of a portion of Lot A, Block 179, Eastwood Heights Unit K, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and which imposed conditions. 2655 Yarbrough Drive. ZON10-00049 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE RELEASING CONDITIONS PLACED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 16065 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT A, BLOCK 179, EASTWOOD HEIGHTS UNIT K, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND WHICH IMPOSED CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 2655 YARBROUGH DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: ABAJO, LP. ZON10-00049 (DISTRICT 5)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 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: 9C.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Parcel of land out of the Original Survey from the Southern Pacific Railroad Reserve and out of Blocks 232, 233, 234, and 235 and the closed and vacated portions of the alleys within said Blocks and the closed and vacated portions of Franklin Street, Florence Street, Ochoa Street, and Virginia Street of Campbell's Addition to  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL OF LAND OUT OF THE ORIGINAL SURVEY FROM THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD RESERVE AND OUT OF BLOCKS 232, 233, 234, AND 235 AND THE CLOSED AND VACATED PORTIONS OF THE ALLEYS WITHIN SAID BLOCKS AND THE CLOSED AND VACATED PORTIONS OF FRANKLIN STREET, FLORENCE STREET, OCHOA STREET, AND VIRGINIA STREET OF CAMPBELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM M-1/H (LIGHT MANUFACTURING/HISTORIC) TO C-3/H (COMMERCIAL/HISTORIC). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 420 N. CAMPBELL STREET. PROPERTY OWNER: WILLIAM D. ABRAHAM. ZON10-00061 (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

   
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: 9D.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON10-00062, to allow for infill development on the property described as Lots 6 to 8, Block 98, East El Paso Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 3007 Montana Avenue. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON10-00062, TO ALLOW FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 6 TO 8, BLOCK 98, EAST EL PASO ADDITION, 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 FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 3007 MONTANA AVENUE. PROPERTY OWNER: ESAU HALOW. ZON10-00062 (DISTRICT 8) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW SALLOUM, (915) 541-4633]

   
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: 9E.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance amending a condition placed on property by Ordinance No. 15891 which changed the zoning of Tract 2 Block 1, Upper Valley Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and imposed conditions. 1110 Sunland Park Avenue. ZON10-00052"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING A CONDITION PLACED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 15891 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF TRACT 2 BLOCK 1, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND IMPOSED CONDITIONS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. PROPERTY OWNER: LANDFORD FAMILY/ REAL ESTATE, LLC AND VEE K. ROSS, LOCATION: 1110 SUNLAND PARK AVENUE. ZON10-00052 (DISTRICT 8) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
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.  AIRPORT: An Ordinance amending Ordinance Numbers 010873, 012221, 012476, 012636, 014826, 015415, 015961, 016456, and 017125 which established operating procedures and set fees for Foreign-Trade Zone No. 68"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBERS 010873, 012221, 012476, 012636, 014826, 015415, 015961, 016456, AND 017125 WHICH ESTABLISHED OPERATING PROCEDURES AND SET FEES FOR FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE NO. 68; TO INCORPORATE UPDATES FOR CLARIFICATION PURPOSES AND TO ALLOW FOR AN AIR CARGO PERISHABLE GOODS PROJECT, AND TO ALLOW THE REVISIONS TO ZONE SCHEDULE NO. 1, RATES, RULES CHARGES AND REGULATIONS APPLYING AT FOREIGN TRADE ZONE NO. 68, EL PASO, TEXAS (THE TARIFF) (DISTRICTS 2, 3, 4, 6, AND 7) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4793]

   
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.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: An Ordinance granting a special privilege license to Union Valet LLC for the use of portions of City right-of-way on San Francisco Street to install a removable valet parking stand and to use the two (2) existing dedicated loading zones on San Francisco Street for vehicle drop off and pick up zones for valet parking within the Union Plaza Entertainment District. SP  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE LICENSE TO UNION VALET LLC FOR THE USE OF PORTIONS OF CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY ON SAN FRANCISCO STREET TO INSTALL A REMOVABLE VALET PARKING STAND AND TO USE THE TWO (2) EXISTING DEDICATED LOADING ZONES ON SAN FRANCISCO STREET FOR VEHICLE DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES FOR VALET PARKING WITHIN THE UNION PLAZA ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT. SPL10-00020. (DISTRICT 8) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

   
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: 11B.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: An Ordinance granting a special privilege to Hotel Don Quixote, LTD. doing business as Doubletree Hotel El Paso Downtown/City Center, permitting the encroachment of two (2) awnings and two (2) outdoor patio cafes onto portions of City right-of-way located at 600 North El Paso Street and allowing the sale and service of alcoholic beverages as a permissible activity w  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO HOTEL DON QUIXOTE, LTD. DOING BUSINESS AS DOUBLETREE HOTEL EL PASO DOWNTOWN/CITY CENTER, PERMITTING THE ENCROACHMENT OF TWO (2) AWNINGS AND TWO (2) OUTDOOR PATIO CAFES ONTO PORTIONS OF CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED AT 600 NORTH EL PASO STREET AND ALLOWING THE SALE AND SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AS A PERMISSIBLE ACTIVITY WITHIN THE OUTDOOR PATIO CAFE AREA. SPL10-00024 (DISTRICT 8) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

   
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: 11C.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 012393 which granted a special privilege to the El Paso Electric Company, owner, and El Paso Parking Inc., Lessee, to permit off-street parking within a portion of Rim Road right-of-way, by extending the term five years, and revising the consideration, notification and indemnification provisions. SP-9558c "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 012393 WHICH GRANTED A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY, OWNER, AND EL PASO PARKING INC., LESSEE, TO PERMIT OFF-STREET PARKING WITHIN A PORTION OF RIM ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, BY EXTENDING THE TERM FIVE YEARS, AND REVISING THE CONSIDERATION, NOTIFICATION AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS. SP-9558C (DISTRICT 1) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4482]

   
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: 12A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to elect an alternate Mayor Pro Tempore pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Charter to serve in the event of the absence of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore on October 26, 2010."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA AS ALTERNATE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PURSUANT TO SECTION 4.3 OF THE CHARTER TO SERVE IN THE EVENT OF THE ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ON OCTOBER 26, 2010.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ELECT AN ALTERNATE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE PURSUANT TO SECTION 4.3 OF THE CHARTER TO SERVE IN THE EVENT OF THE ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ON OCTOBER 26, 2010. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to direct that the City Manager City-initiate the right-of-way vacation for a portion of Frankfort Avenue, east of Partello Street. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THAT THE CITY MANAGER CITY-INITIATE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION FOR A PORTION OF FRANKFORT AVENUE, EAST OF PARTELLO STREET. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4996]

   
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.  AIRPORT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso Air Service Development Incentive Program, with Exhibit ''A'', be approved and made effective Nov.1, 2010; and that the Nov. 20, 2007 City Council resolution adopting an incentive to airlines is no longer in effect."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM, WITH EXHIBIT ''A'', BE APPROVED AND MADE EFFECTIVE NOV.1, 2010; AND THAT THE NOV. 20, 2007 CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN INCENTIVE TO AIRLINES IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4793]

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHY DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

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

   
Item: 14.  ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: Discussion and action that the City Council authorizes the City Manager to enter into a first amendment to the agreement with Image Network, Inc., d/b/a Dover, Kohl & Partners, a Florida Corporation, for a project known as ''A New Plan for El Paso - A rewrite of the City's Comprehensive Plan'' (the Original Contract)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH IMAGE NETWORK, INC., D/B/A DOVER, KOHL & PARTNERS, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''A NEW PLAN FOR EL PASO - A REWRITE OF THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN'' (THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT). THE CONSULTANT WAS ORIGINALLY SELECTED TO PERFORM THREE TASKS IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THIS AMENDMENT ADDS TASK TWO.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS FOR THE WORK IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,236,927. THE TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE, INCLUDING THE FIRST AMENDMENT COST IS $1,793,120.

(ALL DISTRICTS)

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

POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER 12, 2010

   
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.  SUN METRO: Discussion and action on an item authorizing the City Manager to sign a License Agreement between the City of El Paso and MVS International Corp., for the use of Union Depot and an adjacent parking lot for performances by Fuerza Bruta."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MVS INTERNATIONAL CORP., FOR THE USE OF UNION DEPOT AND AN ADJACENT PARKING LOT FOR PERFORMANCES BY FUERZA BRUTA, WITH THE STATED PUBLIC PURPOSE, AND TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO DIRECT FUNDS FOR THE RENTAL OF THE PAVILION, THE INSURANCE POLICY TO SUN METRO, AND THE PARKING LOT. "

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN ITEM AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MVS INTERNATIONAL CORP., FOR THE USE OF UNION DEPOT AND AN ADJACENT PARKING LOT FOR PERFORMANCES BY FUERZA BRUTA.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [SUN METRO, JAY BANASIAK, (915) 534-5810]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX1.  Michael Graniczny, et al v. City of El Paso, et al.; Cause No. EP-10-CV-0156-PM (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE O’ROURKE, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFFS’ SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED MICHAEL GRANICZNY, ET. AL. VS. CITY OF EL PASO, ET. AL.; CAUSE NO. 09-CV-0156-PM.

MICHAEL GRANICZNY, ET AL V. CITY OF EL PASO, ET AL.; CAUSE NO. EP-10-CV-0156-PM (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KARLA M. NIEMAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. 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.  Debra Powers, et al., v City of El Paso, et al.No. EP-09-CV-0236-DB. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY, TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND SIGN ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED DEBRA POWERS, ET. AL. VS. CITY OF EL PASO, ET. AL.; CAUSE NO. EP-09-CV-0236-DB.

DEBRA POWERS, ET AL., V CITY OF EL PASO, ET AL.NO. EP-09-CV-0236-DB. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB/KARLA NIEMAN, (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: SPECIAL 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. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEMBERS (ACTION 10-70)

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: MTB2.  OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion and action on an item authorizing the City Manager to sign a License Agreement between the City of El Paso and MVS International Corp., for the use of Union Depot and an adjacent parking lot for performances by Fuerza Bruta. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN ITEM AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MVS INTERNATIONAL CORP., FOR THE USE OF UNION DEPOT AND AN ADJACENT PARKING LOT FOR PERFORMANCES BY FUERZA BRUTA. (ALL DISTRICTS) [SUN METRO, JAY BANASIAK, (915) 534-5810] (ACTION 10-71)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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


 
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