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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 11/16/2010
 
   
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 NOVEMBER 9, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 9, 2010. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY RIGHT OF ENTRY FOR PIPELINE RECOATING AND CATHODIC PROTECTION CONSTRUCTION BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A TEMPORARY RIGHT OF ENTRY FOR PIPELINE RECOATING AND CATHODIC PROTECTION CONSTRUCTION BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PLAINS PIPELINE, L.P. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (THE ''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. (''EPAS''), IN EXCHANGE FOR EPAS' FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE TO THE MUSEUM AND TO ASSIST THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR IN ACHIEVING THE AIMS AND PURPOSES OF THE MUSEUM FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXERCISE A ONE YEAR EXTENSION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (THE ''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. (''EPAS''), IN EXCHANGE FOR EPAS' FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE TO THE MUSEUM AND TO ASSIST THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR IN ACHIEVING THE AIMS AND PURPOSES OF THE MUSEUM FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXERCISE A ONE YEAR EXTENSION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY. (DISTRICT 4)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF EL PASO TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 440 S. YARBROUGH, EL PASO, TEXAS AND UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF NEGOTIATIONS TO PRESENT A CONTRACT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF EL PASO TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTY MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 440 S. YARBROUGH, EL PASO, TEXAS AND UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF NEGOTIATIONS TO PRESENT A CONTRACT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CITY COUNCIL. (DISTRICT 7) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

"3E. RESOLUTION: APPROVE A RESOLUTION DEDICATING AS PARKLAND APPROXIMATELY 1.72 ACRES OF CITY PROPERTY TO BE INCORPORATED INTO YUCCA PARK.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVE A RESOLUTION DEDICATING AS PARKLAND APPROXIMATELY 1.72 ACRES OF CITY PROPERTY TO BE INCORPORATED INTO YUCCA PARK. (DISTRICT 7)

[PARKS AND RECREATION, NANETTE SMEJKAL, (915) 541-4331]

"4. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: KRISTI K. BORDEN TO THE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

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

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: MOISES RODRIGUEZ, JR. TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

MOISES RODRIGUEZ, JR. TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ABEL SAUCEDO TO THE MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ABEL SAUCEDO TO THE MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, DISTRICT 5.

[REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

"6A. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO INTERGRAPH CORPORATION, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER FOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF THE CITY'S ILEADS SOFTWARE, A POLICE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM JOINTLY OPERATED WITH THE COUNTY OF EL PASO.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER, FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO INTERGRAPH CORPORATION, THE SOLE SOURCE PROVIDER FOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF THE CITY'S ILEADS SOFTWARE, A POLICE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM JOINTLY OPERATED WITH THE COUNTY OF EL PASO. THE CITY'S TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUAL AMOUNT IS $101,176.90.

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

FUNDING SOURCE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GENERAL FUND

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $101,176.90

REFERENCE NO.: 2011-081

DISTRICTS: ALL

ADDITIONALLY, IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE REVIEW AND THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE ANY RELATED CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

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

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, BRUCE COLLINS, (915) 541-4313]

"6B. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO SIGN A SERVICE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MISSION-CENTERED SOLUTIONS, INC., FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING SERVICES FOR A TEMPORARY INTERIM PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN MONTHS, COMMENCING AUGUST 16, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A SERVICE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MISSION-CENTERED SOLUTIONS, INC., FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING SERVICES FOR A TEMPORARY INTERIM PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN MONTHS, COMMENCING AUGUST 16, 2010. THE TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT IS NOT TO EXCEED $120,000. THE CITY MANAGER WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT TERM FOR UP TO AN ADDITIONAL TWO MONTHS WITHOUT FURTHER APPROVAL FROM CITY COUNCIL.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

VENDOR: MISSION-CENTERED SOLUTIONS, INC.

FRANKTOWN, CO

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $120,000

FUNDING SOURCE: GENERAL FUND-TEMPORARY SERVICE CONTRACTS

REFERENCE NO.: 2011-089

DISTRICTS: ALL

[FIRE DEPARTMENT, CARLOS CARMONA, (915) 771-1000]

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, BRUCE D. COLLINS, (915) 541-4313]

"6C. REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS AND THE CITY OF SOCORRO, TEXAS, WHEREBY BOTH ENTITIES AGREE TO COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS, FROM TIME TO TIME, FOR THE PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS AND THE CITY OF SOCORRO, TEXAS, WHEREBY BOTH ENTITIES AGREE TO COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS, FROM TIME TO TIME, FOR THE PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES, BRUCE D. COLLINS, (915) 541-4313]

"7A. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-269, FOR THE CLARDY FOX LIBRARY ADDITION/EXPANSION TO BLAIR-HALL COMPANY, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-269, FOR THE CLARDY FOX LIBRARY ADDITION/EXPANSION TO BLAIR-HALL COMPANY, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $107,200.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: BLAIR-HALL COMPANY, INC.

BASE BID: $107,200

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $107,200

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 35TH YEAR

DISTRICT: 3

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 DESIGN, 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 LUMP-SUM CONTRACT. THE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND AWARD TO THE OFFEROR WHO SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST RANKED PROPOSAL.

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

"7B. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-029 FOR THE DE VARGAS PARK IMPROVEMENTS, TO ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-029 FOR THE DE VARGAS PARK IMPROVEMENTS, TO ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $173,968.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC.

BASE BID: $173,968

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $173,968

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

DISTRICT: 3

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

"7C. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-218 FOR THE PARKS UPGRADE 2009 PHASE 2 TO H-SQUARED INDUSTRIES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-218 FOR THE PARKS UPGRADE 2009 PHASE 2 TO H-SQUARED INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $119,480.62.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: H-SQUARED INDUSTRIES, INC.

BASE BID: $119,480.62

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $119,480.62

FUNDING SOURCE: PARKLAND DEDICATION FUNDS

DISTRICTS: 1 & 5

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 DESIGN, 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 AND PARKS DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: 3B.  RESOLUTION: That the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement among the City of El Paso, the County of El Paso, the University of Texas at El Paso (''UTEP'') and the El Paso Sports Commission in support of the 2011 Conference USA's Men's and Women's Postseason Basketball Tournaments"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE CITY OF EL PASO, THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (''UTEP'') AND THE EL PASO SPORTS COMMISSION IN SUPPORT OF THE 2011 CONFERENCE USA'S MEN'S AND WOMEN'S POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS AT THE DON HASKINS CENTER AND MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM AT UTEP AND FOR PAYMENT OF SPECIFIED PORTIONS OF ANY REVENUE SHORTFALL THAT WILL BE OWED TO CONFERENCE USA, INC. AND TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO REPORT BACK TO CITY COUNCIL ON THE OUTCOME OF THIS CONTRACT AND THE TOURNAMENT. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, WILLIAM BLAZIEK, (915) 534-0600]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8A.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 017456, relating to the endorsement of traditional family values by making Health Benefits available only to City Employees and their legal spouse and dependent children.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY NOT TO SPEND ANY STAFF TIME INTERPRETING THE INTENT OF THE VOTERS ON THE INITIATIVE ORDINANCE PASSED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010 BY AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 017456, RELATING TO THE ENDORSEMENT OF TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES BY MAKING HEALTH BENEFITS AVAILABLE ONLY TO CITY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR LEGAL SPOUSE AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 017456, RELATING TO THE ENDORSEMENT OF TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES BY MAKING HEALTH BENEFITS AVAILABLE ONLY TO CITY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR LEGAL SPOUSE AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE S. HENGEN, (915) 541-4550]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 30, 2010, FOR ITEM 8A

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8B.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance calling a Special Election in the City of El Paso for a Charter Election for the submission of a Charter Amendment to be held within the City on May 14, 2011; and making provisions for the conduct of the Election.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (8) EIGHT WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF EL PASO FOR A CHARTER ELECTION FOR THE SUBMISSION OF A CHARTER AMENDMENT TO BE HELD WITHIN THE CITY ON MAY 14, 2011; AND MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, ELAINE S. HENGEN, (915) 541-4550]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 11, 2011, FOR ITEM 8B

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8C.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 11 to 20, Block 59, Magoffin Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, be changed from A-3 (Apartment) to A-3/H (Apartment/Historic).
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 11 TO 20, BLOCK 59, MAGOFFIN ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, BE CHANGED FROM A-3 (APARTMENT) TO A-3/H (APARTMENT/HISTORIC). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TONY DE LA CRUZ, (915) 541-4329]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 7, 2010, FOR ITEM 8C

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Robinson NO
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.  ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2010-271, for the Clint Landfill Gas Recovery System, Phase I to Stearns, Conrad and Schmidt, Consulting Engineers, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-271, FOR THE CLINT LANDFILL GAS RECOVERY SYSTEM, PHASE I TO STEARNS, CONRAD AND SCHMIDT, CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $745,756.25.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: STEARNS, CONRAD AND SCHMIDT, CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC.

BASE BID: $679,756.25

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $745,756.25

FUNDING SOURCE: AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA) & GARBAGE COLLECTION BILLINGS

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 AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
4 Rep. Robinson ABSTAIN
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.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance providing for the reduction of planning and building construction permit fees for the construction or renovation of properties meeting the requirements of the City's Infill Development Incentive Policy, through August 31, 2015. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REDUCTION OF PLANNING AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF PROPERTIES MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY'S INFILL DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE POLICY, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2015. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10B.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance releasing conditions placed by Ordinance No. 15672, and Ordinance 017409; south of Northern Pass Drive and north of Paseo Del Norte Drive. ZON10-00066"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE RELEASING CONDITIONS PLACED BY ORDINANCE NO. 15672, WHICH REZONED AND IMPOSED CONDITIONS, ON THE FOLLOWING REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS: PARCEL A: A 2.158 ACRE PORTION OF TRACT 1B4, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY 242, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS ZONED C-3/C, (COMMERCIAL/CONDITION) IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL 6 IN ORDINANCE 15672 AND REZONED TO A-O/C (APARTMENT OFFICE/CONDITION) BY ORDINANCE 017409; AND PARCEL B: A 11.283 ACRE PORTION OF TRACT 1B4, NELLIE D. MUNDY SURVEY 242, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS ZONED R-3A/C, (RESIDENTIAL/CONDITION) IDENTIFIED AS PARCEL 7 IN ORDINANCE 15672 AND REZONED TO A-O/C (APARTMENT OFFICE/CONDITION) BY ORDINANCE 017409. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: SOUTH OF NORTHERN PASS DRIVE AND NORTH OF PASEO DEL NORTE DRIVE. PROPERTY OWNER: HUNT COMMUNITIES HOLDINGS, LLC. ZON10-00066 (DISTRICT 1)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10C.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance Granting Special Permit No. ZON10-00084, to allow for Infill Development on the property described as Lots 13-20, and the west 75.75 feet of the south 2 feet of Lot 11 and the west 75.75 feet of Lot 12, Block 135 Campbell Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 400, 404, 410, and 412 S. Oregon. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (2) TWO WEEKS.

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON10-00084, TO ALLOW FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 13-20, AND THE WEST 75.75 FEET OF THE SOUTH 2 FEET OF LOT 11 AND THE WEST 75.75 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 135 CAMPBELL 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. PROPERTY OWNER: EL PASO-LOS ANGELES LIMOUSINE EXPRESS, INC. LOCATION: 400, 404, 410, AND 412 S. OREGON. ZON10-00084 (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 NOT PRESENT
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.  CITY MANAGER: An Ordinance granting to ONEOK WesTex Transmission, L.L.C., the right, privilege and franchise to construct, acquire, operate and maintain in certain portions of the City of El Paso, Texas"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO ONEOK WESTEX TRANSMISSION, L.L.C., THE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE AND FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN IN CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, MAINS, SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTING, DELIVERING AND SELLING NATURAL GAS WITHIN AND THROUGH SAID MUNICIPALITY TO CUSTOMERS INSIDE, BEYOND AND OUTSIDE THE LIMITS OF SAID MUNICIPALITY, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES TO USE THE HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AVENUES, ALLEYS, EASEMENTS, BRIDGES, PARKS AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES OF SAID MUNICIPALITY FOR A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR. (915) 541-4252]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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.  CITY MANAGER: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 16090, which granted a franchise to El Paso Electric Company, to increase street rental charge. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 16090, WHICH GRANTED A FRANCHISE TO EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY, TO INCREASE STREET RENTAL CHARGE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR. (915) 541-4252]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: Presentation from the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso regarding the status of the Paisano Green Community project. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE PAISANO GREEN COMMUNITY PROJECT. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
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Item: 12B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report: Formal report of the Finance, Internal Audit, Engineering/CIP and Management Services Legislative Review Committee "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. FOR NOTATION ONLY: FORMAL REPORT OF THE FINANCE, INTERNAL AUDIT, ENGINEERING/CIP AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 14, 2010, AT 10:00 A.M. AS SUBMITTED BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, 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) 2010 - 2011 AUDIT PLAN

B) CITY'S INVESTMENT POLICY FOR 2011.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

   
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Item: 12C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report: Formal report of the Transportation Legislative Review Committee"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. FOR NOTATION ONLY: FORMAL REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 14, 2010, AS SUBMITTED BY REPRESENTATIVE ANN LILLY; AND

2. DISCUSSION PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO THE AGENDA ITEM POSTED BY THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, AS FOLLOWS: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.80 (MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS) OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE NEAR VULNERABLE ROAD USERS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. [MOBILITY SERVICES, JANE SHANG, (915) 541-4686]

   
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Item: 13.  ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign the Agreement for Professional Engineering Services by and between the City of El Paso and Moreno Cardenas Inc., a Texas Corporation, for a project known as ''Country Club Road Expansion Improvements'' "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (2) TWO WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND MORENO CARDENAS INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''COUNTRY CLUB ROAD EXPANSION IMPROVEMENTS'' IN THE AMOUNT OF $900,000 AND THAT THE CITY ENGINEER BE AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE UP TO $50,000 IN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR A TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $950,000. (DISTRICTS 1 & 8)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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.  FIRE DEPARTMENT: Discussion and action to authorize the Mayor to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso (''City'') and El Paso County Community College District (''EPCC''), whereby EPCC agrees to provide medical training to the City's Emergency Medical System (EMS) Services "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''CITY'') AND EL PASO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (''EPCC''), WHEREBY EPCC AGREES TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TRAINING TO THE CITY'S EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM (EMS) SERVICES AT A COST TO THE CITY IN FY 2011 NOT TO EXCEED $278,941, IN FY 2012 NOT TO EXCEED $407,788, AND IN FY 2013 NOT TO EXCEED $334,037. SAID CONTRACT TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF NOVEMBER 1, 2010 AND A TERMINATION DATE OF AUGUST 31, 2013, WITH THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR PERIOD AT THE FY 2013 RATES. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FIRE DEPARTMENT, CARLOS CARMONA, (915) 771-1000]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: 15A.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to execute a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and River Oaks Properties, Ltd, a Texas limited liability company (''Applicant'')"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE A CHAPTER 380 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND RIVER OAKS PROPERTIES, LTD, A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (''APPLICANT''), TO PROVIDE FOR A GRANT FROM THE CITY TO THE APPLICANT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $216,500 IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICANT'S REMOVAL OF THE BLIGHTED CONDITIONS AND THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE APPROXIMATELY 15.3-ACRE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5631 AND 5719 DYER STREET IN EL PASO, TEXAS, SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROVIDED IN THE AGREEMENT. (DISTRICT 2) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: 15B.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Contract of Sale between the City of El Paso and River Oaks Properties, Ltd and to sign all other documents approved by the City Attorney, or his designee, necessary and proper to consummate the purchase of the following described property: Lots 1 through 10, both inclusive, Blo  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND RIVER OAKS PROPERTIES, LTD AND TO SIGN ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS APPROVED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY, OR HIS DESIGNEE, NECESSARY AND PROPER TO CONSUMMATE THE PURCHASE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOTS 1 THROUGH 10, BOTH INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 1, SATTERTHWAITE ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS; ALSO KNOWN AS 601 N. OREGON STREET, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. FUNDING: CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION APPROVED IN 2010. (DISTRICT 8)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: 15C.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on the proposed amendments to the City of El Paso Infill Development Incentive Policy. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF EL PASO INFILL DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE POLICY. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 15D.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action to authorize the City Manager to sign a Services Agreement with El Paso Electric to authorize the Company to administer an incentive program for solar programs for residential and commercial properties in El Paso using funding from additional City franchise fees and Palo Verde Performance Reward Funds. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH EL PASO ELECTRIC TO AUTHORIZE THE COMPANY TO ADMINISTER AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR SOLAR PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN EL PASO USING FUNDING FROM ADDITIONAL CITY FRANCHISE FEES AND PALO VERDE PERFORMANCE REWARD FUNDS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: 16.  CITY MANAGER: City Manager's report of current events and issues: "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: 1ST MOTION - DIRECTED THE CITY MANAGER TO MOVE FORWARD AS PRESENTED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO DIRECT STAFF TO DEVELOP AND PROPOSE RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE CITY CODE AND/OR CITY POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE FOLLOWING MEASURES: A. DEVELOPMENT OF ZONING OVERLAYS FOR SCENIC CORRIDORS AND BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) CORRIDORS;

B. ADOPTION OF SPECIAL AREA PLANS FOR ASARCO, TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS (TOD’S), AIRPORTS AND MEDICAL CENTER OF THE AMERICAS (MCA)

C. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS IN CITY INCENTIVE AND GRANT PROGRAMS, CITY POLICIES, AND/OR CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES (TO INCLUDE PROPERTIES HELD BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (PSB));

D. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT TO MATCH ACTUAL COST;

E. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE FOR ALL OR IN PORTION(S) OF THE CITY AND ETJ;

F. AMENDMENT OF TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS (TDR) CODE PROVISIONS;

G. URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY;

H. ADOPTION OR INCORPORATION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS, DISCUSSED IN THE PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, INTO CITY CODES; AND

I. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM ON TITLE 21 SMARTCODE AND/OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS.


CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

1A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO IDENTIFY AREAS AND CORRIDORS WHERE THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS (ITE) ROADWAY DESIGN STANDARDS FOR WALKABLE URBAN THOROUGHFARES ARE APPLICABLE AND PRESENT TO CITY COUNCIL FOR DESIGNATION OF THESE AREAS AND CORRIDORS AS LOCATIONS WHERE THE STANDARDS ARE MANDATORY FOR BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.

1B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CITY OF EL PASO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) PROJECTS AND POTENTIAL REPROGRAMMING OF THESE PROJECTS TO IMPLEMENT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT MAY ARISE FROM DESIGNATION OF AREAS AND CORRIDORS WHERE ITE STANDARDS ARE MANDATED.

1C. STAFF OVERVIEW ON IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EL PASO AND THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION (ETJ) THROUGH SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES, DESIGN STANDARDS, AND TITLE 21 SMARTCODE ZONING.

1D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER DIRECT STAFF TO DEVELOP AND PROPOSE RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE CITY CODE AND/OR CITY POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

A. DEVELOPMENT OF ZONING OVERLAYS FOR SCENIC CORRIDORS AND BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) CORRIDORS;

B. ADOPTION OF SPECIAL AREA PLANS FOR ASARCO, TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS (TOD'S), AIRPORTS AND MEDICAL CENTER OF THE AMERICAS (MCA)

C. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS IN CITY INCENTIVE AND GRANT PROGRAMS, CITY POLICIES, AND/OR CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES (TO INCLUDE PROPERTIES HELD BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (PSB));

D. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT TO MATCH ACTUAL COST;

E. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE FOR ALL OR IN PORTION(S) OF THE CITY AND ETJ;

F. AMENDMENT OF TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS (TDR) CODE PROVISIONS;

G. URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY;

H. ADOPTION OR INCORPORATION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS, DISCUSSED IN THE PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, INTO CITY CODES; AND

I. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM ON TITLE 21 SMARTCODE AND/OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON, (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16.  CITY MANAGER: City Manager's report of current events and issues: "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: 2ND AND FINAL MOTION - ACCEPTED THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) PROJECTS AND POTENTIAL REPROGRAMMING OF THESE PROJECTS TO IMPLEMENT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT MAY ARISE FROM DESIGNATION OF AREAS AND CORRIDORS WHERE ITE STANDARDS ARE MANDATED, WITH THE CAVEAT THAT THE CITY NOT SUPPORT ANY NEW PROJECTS WITHIN THE CITY’S LIMITS UNTIL EXISTING ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS ARE COMPLETED.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

1A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO IDENTIFY AREAS AND CORRIDORS WHERE THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS (ITE) ROADWAY DESIGN STANDARDS FOR WALKABLE URBAN THOROUGHFARES ARE APPLICABLE AND PRESENT TO CITY COUNCIL FOR DESIGNATION OF THESE AREAS AND CORRIDORS AS LOCATIONS WHERE THE STANDARDS ARE MANDATORY FOR BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.

1B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CITY OF EL PASO TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) PROJECTS AND POTENTIAL REPROGRAMMING OF THESE PROJECTS TO IMPLEMENT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT MAY ARISE FROM DESIGNATION OF AREAS AND CORRIDORS WHERE ITE STANDARDS ARE MANDATED.

1C. STAFF OVERVIEW ON IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EL PASO AND THE EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION (ETJ) THROUGH SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES, DESIGN STANDARDS, AND TITLE 21 SMARTCODE ZONING.

1D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER DIRECT STAFF TO DEVELOP AND PROPOSE RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE CITY CODE AND/OR CITY POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

A. DEVELOPMENT OF ZONING OVERLAYS FOR SCENIC CORRIDORS AND BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) CORRIDORS;

B. ADOPTION OF SPECIAL AREA PLANS FOR ASARCO, TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENTS (TOD'S), AIRPORTS AND MEDICAL CENTER OF THE AMERICAS (MCA)

C. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS IN CITY INCENTIVE AND GRANT PROGRAMS, CITY POLICIES, AND/OR CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES (TO INCLUDE PROPERTIES HELD BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD (PSB));

D. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT TO MATCH ACTUAL COST;

E. MANDATORY USE OF TITLE 21 SMARTCODE FOR ALL OR IN PORTION(S) OF THE CITY AND ETJ;

F. AMENDMENT OF TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS (TDR) CODE PROVISIONS;

G. URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY;

H. ADOPTION OR INCORPORATION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS, DISCUSSED IN THE PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, INTO CITY CODES; AND

I. PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM ON TITLE 21 SMARTCODE AND/OR SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN STANDARDS.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON, (915) 541-4670]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX1.  City of El Paso vs. El Paso Entertainment, Inc., et. al.; Cause No. EP-07-CA-0380 (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY BE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE LIMITED DISCLOSURES, IN HIS DISCRETION, AUTHORIZING LAURA GORDON TO TESTIFY ON PRIVILEGED LAWYER-CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING THE CITY’S DECISION TO ENTER INTO THE APRIL 17, 1995, AGREED JUDGMENT FILED IN CAUSE NUMBER EP-94-CA-322 IN CITY OF EL PASO V. EL PASO ENTERTAINMENT, INC., ET AL,; CAUSE NO. EP-07-CA-0380.

CITY OF EL PASO VS. EL PASO ENTERTAINMENT, INC., ET. AL.; CAUSE NO. EP-07-CA-0380 (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, KENNETH A. KROHN (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: EX2.  Claim of Renee LaDouceur, Our File No. 10-C-013 (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO DENY CLAIMANT’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE CLAIM OF RENEE LADOUCEUR, OUR FILE NO. 10-C-013.

CLAIM OF RENEE LADOUCEUR, OUR FILE NO. 10-C-013 (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AUDREY N. HARE (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: EX3.  Empowerment Zone Loan RLF-84 to Osteo Imaging, Inc. d/b/a Imaging El Paso and its loan guarantors Martha Oaxaca Cooper, Robert W. Vera, M.D., and Christopher J. Powers, M.D. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON, AND CARRIED THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTEREST AND POSITION BOTH AFFIRMATIVE AND DEFENSIVE, AS NECESSARY, RELATED TO COLLECTION EFFORTS AND DEBT RECOVERY OF EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN NO. RLF-84 AGAINST OSTEO IMAGING, INC. D/B/A IMAGING EL PASO AND LOAN GUARANTORS MARTHA OAXACA COOPER, ROBERT W. VERA, M.D., AND CHRISTOPHER J. POWERS, M.D. THIS MOTION IS INTENDED TO GRANT BROAD AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THESE MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INITIATION OF AND RESPONSE TO, LITIGATION, PROOF OF CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS AND ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE, JUDICIAL PROCEEDING OR PROCESS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY MANAGER. THIS AUTHORIZATION ALSO AUTHORIZES THE CITY ATTORNEY TO RETAIN OUTSIDE COUNSEL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER.

EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN RLF-84 TO OSTEO IMAGING, INC. D/B/A IMAGING EL PASO AND ITS LOAN GUARANTORS MARTHA OAXACA COOPER, ROBERT W. VERA, M.D., AND CHRISTOPHER J. POWERS, M.D. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta NOT PRESENT
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: ADD01.  RESOLUTION: To approve a resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Contract between the City of El Paso and BASE Productions Inc. which will allow the City to participate with BASE Productions ''POLICE POV.''"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND BASE PRODUCTIONS INC. WHICH WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO PARTICIPATE WITH BASE PRODUCTIONS ''POLICE POV.'' THIS CONTRACT WILL ALLOW BASE PRODUCTIONS TO UTILIZE CAMERA TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE THE DAILY ACTIVITIES OF POLICE OFFICERS FOR POSSIBLE TELEVISION BROADCAST. (ALL DISTRICTS) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, GREGORY ALLEN, (915) 564-7308]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: ADD02.  REQUEST TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: to execute an Interlocal Agreement by and between the City of El Paso, Texas and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, whereby both entities agree to combine their efforts, from time to time, for the purchase of goods and services. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, WHEREBY BOTH ENTITIES AGREE TO COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS, FROM TIME TO TIME, FOR THE PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, BRUCE COLLINS, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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