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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 12/7/2010
 
   
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 30, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 30, 2010. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE INDUSTRIAL SITE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND LFCW, LLC, WHICH ALLOWS A VALET AUTOMOBILE PARKING LOT TO BE A PERMITTED USE UNTIL DECEMBER 25, 2011

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE INDUSTRIAL SITE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND LFCW, LLC, WHICH ALLOWS A VALET AUTOMOBILE PARKING LOT TO BE A PERMITTED USE UNTIL DECEMBER 25, 2011 FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: LOTS 2, 3 AND 4, BLOCK 1A, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS, REPLAT OF UNIT 4, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, COMMONLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 6440 AIRPORT ROAD, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICT 3) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4793]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, AN EASEMENT GRANTING TO THE CITY A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT FROM BUTTERFIELD TRAIL APARTMENTS PARTNERSHIP.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND ACCEPT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, AN EASEMENT GRANTING TO THE CITY A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT FROM BUTTERFIELD TRAIL APARTMENTS PARTNERSHIP. THE DRAINAGE EASEMENT AREA IS APPROXIMATELY .1907 ACRE IN SIZE, LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOT 16, BLOCK 74, SUN VALLEY ADDITION UNIT SEVEN, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS IN EXHIBIT ''A'' AND ''A-1'' OF THE EASEMENT. (DISTRICT 4) [ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3C. RESOLUTION: DEDICATING AS PARKLAND APPROXIMATELY 0.10 ACRES OF CITY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1030 MYRTLE AVENUE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION DEDICATING AS PARKLAND APPROXIMATELY 0.10 ACRES OF CITY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1030 MYRTLE AVENUE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

"3D. RESOLUTION: RESCHEDULE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 TO THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 DUE TO THE LACK OF A QUORUM FOR JANUARY 4, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: RESCHEDULED HE CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 TO THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 DUE TO THE LACK OF A QUORUM FOR JANUARY 4, 2011.

RESCHEDULE THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 TO THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 DUE TO THE LACK OF A QUORUM FOR JANUARY 4, 2011. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"4. BOARD RE-APPOINTMENT: JIM BOOHER TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: RE-APPOINTED

JIM BOOHER TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8 [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915)-541-1268]

"5. BOARD APPOINTMENT: LAURA CALVILLO NEILL TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

LAURA CALVILLO NEILL TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE 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 A) (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

DECEMBER 7, 2010



A. MEMBERS TRUST COMPANY, FSB IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,933.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #S812-999-0080-0400).

B. CORELOGIC C/O GMAC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,428.12 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-0820-4500).

C. JOSEPH B. FURLONG IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,672.87 OVERPAYMENT OF 2010 TAXES. (PID #U819-999-002B-1770).

D. CHASE HOME FINANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,377.40 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #W144-999-0120-0600).

E. RIVER OAKS PROPERTIES, LTD. IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,283.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #X011-999-000A-0100).

F. ATOCHA MAYRA RAMIREZ IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,441.51 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1060-0400).

G. CHARLES E. & LUCIA ROHRER IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,942.06 OVERPAYMENT OF 2009 TAXES. (PID #S812-999-0160-0300).

"7. BID: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-279, FOR THE CHUCK HEINRICH PARK IRRIGATION PROJECT TO ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-279, FOR THE CHUCK HEINRICH PARK IRRIGATION PROJECT TO ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $375,575.46.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: ACCENT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS, INC.

BASE BID: $375,575.46

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $375,575.46

FUNDING SOURCE: TURF MANAGEMENT & 2008 REPROGRAMMING & EL PASO WATER UTILITY

DISTRICT: 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.

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 PARKS DEPARTMENTS 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 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.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: 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"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED "

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. (ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
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: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 017413 and Title 18 (Building and Construction), Chapter 18.02 (Building and Construction Administrative Code), Section 18.02.103.9.5.3. (Signs), of the El Paso City Code, relating to the inspection requirements for Signs"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 017413 AND TITLE 18 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION), CHAPTER 18.02 (BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE), SECTION 18.02.103.9.5.3. (SIGNS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, RELATING TO THE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGNS, THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18.02.107 (VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4428]

   
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 DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10A.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance vacating a drainage easement measuring 25 feet in width, located within a portion of Lot 16, Block 74, Sun Valley Addition #7, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. SUB10-00244 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A DRAINAGE EASEMENT MEASURING 25 FEET IN WIDTH, LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOT 16, BLOCK 74, SUN VALLEY ADDITION #7, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUB10-00244 (DISTRICT 4)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JUSTIN BASS, (915) 541-4930]

   
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 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 vacating an access easement measuring 20 feet in width, located within a portion of Lot 16, Block 74, Sun Valley Addition #7, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. SUB10-00245 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING AN ACCESS EASEMENT MEASURING 20 FEET IN WIDTH, LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOT 16, BLOCK 74, SUN VALLEY ADDITION #7, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUB10-00245 (DISTRICT 4)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JUSTIN BASS, (915) 541-4930]

   
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 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 vacating a service road easement measuring 35 feet by 45 feet, located within a portion of Lot 16, Block 74, Sun Valley Addition #7, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. SUB10-00246 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A SERVICE ROAD EASEMENT MEASURING 35 FEET BY 45 FEET, LOCATED WITHIN A PORTION OF LOT 16, BLOCK 74, SUN VALLEY ADDITION #7, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. SUB10-00246 (DISTRICT 4)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JUSTIN BASS, (915) 541-4930]

   
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: 10D.  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 (4) FOUR 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]

POSTPONED FROM 11-16-10 AND 11-30-10

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10E.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 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: ADOPTED

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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on co-sponsoring the El Paso Marathon for $25,000 to help cover the municipal costs associated with the event."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: CO-SPONSORED THE EL PASO MARATHON, TO COVER A DEFINED SHORTFALL UP TO $25,000, BASED UPON THEIR REPORTING OF THEIR REVENUES AND EXPENSES WITH THE SHORTFALL TO COME FROM HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX OR FROM CONTINGENCY, TO HELP COVER THE MUNICIPAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON CO-SPONSORING THE EL PASO MARATHON FOR $25,000 TO HELP COVER THE MUNICIPAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT. (ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4268]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on El Paso MHMR Quarterly Report - El Paso MHMR City-appointed Board Members will present overview and updates from local Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON EL PASO MHMR QUARTERLY REPORT - EL PASO MHMR CITY-APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS WILL PRESENT OVERVIEW AND UPDATES FROM LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH/MENTAL RETARDATION AUTHORITY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 11C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to direct the City Attorney to amend Ordinance number 017456. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ALLOWED THE CITY ATTORNEY TO WORK WITH THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS ON AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 017456.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY TO AMEND ORDINANCE NUMBER 017456. (ALL DISTRICTS) [REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4189]

   
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: 11D.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report: "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1) FOR NOTATION ONLY: FORMAL REPORT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2010, AS SUBMITTED BY REPRESENTATIVE SUZIE BYRD; AND,

2) DISCUSSION PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO THE AGENDA ITEMS POSTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW MEETING AS FOLLOWS:

A. DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING A STAFF REPORT ON OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND ATTAINMENT STATUS.

B. DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING A STAFF REPORT ON PM-10 AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND ATTAINMENT STATUS.

C. DISCUSSION REGARDING A STAFF REPORT ON THE CITY'S CARBON FOOTPRINT (OR BASELINE INVENTORY OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS).

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 12.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action regarding a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Economic Development Grant Agreement by and between the City of El Paso (''City'') and the El Paso Community Foundation (''Community Foundation'') for the development of a nonprofit project to be located in downtown El Paso in association with Artspace Projects, Inc.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (''COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'') FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NONPROFIT PROJECT TO BE LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTSPACE PROJECTS, INC. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN 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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 13A.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Mayor sign an ''Agreement to Contribute Funds - Local Government'' between the City of El Paso (''City'') and the State of Texas acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation (''State''). "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR SIGN AN ''AGREEMENT TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS - LOCAL GOVERNMENT'' BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''CITY'') AND THE STATE OF TEXAS ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (''STATE''). THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THIS AGREEMENT IS DESCRIBED AS THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHT OF WAY AND ADJUSTMENT OF UTILITIES FOR A HIGHWAY PROJECT ON HIGHWAY NO. LOOP 375 FROM 0.61 MILES NORTHEAST OF LOOP 375 (ON F.M. 659) TO 0.63 MILES SOUTH OF FM 659 (ON LOOP 375). THE CITY'S SHARE OF 4.8% OF THE TOTAL COSTS OF THE PROPERTY ACQUISITION. THE INITIAL ESTIMATE OF THE CITY'S SHARE IS $274,950. (DISTRICTS 5 & 6) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TERRY QUEZADA, (915) 621-6750]

POSTPONED FROM 11-30-10

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
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: 13B.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an ''Agreement to Contribute Funds - Local Government'' between the City of El Paso (''City'') and the State of Texas acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation (''State'')."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN ''AGREEMENT TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS - LOCAL GOVERNMENT'' BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''CITY'') AND THE STATE OF TEXAS ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (''STATE''). THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THIS AGREEMENT IS DESCRIBED AS THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHT OF WAY AND ADJUSTMENT OF UTILITIES FOR A HIGHWAY PROJECT ON HIGHWAY NO. LOOP 375 FROM U.S. 54 (PATRIOT FREEWAY) TO BU 54 (DYER STREET). THE CITY'S SHARE IS 4.8% OF THE TOTAL COSTS OF THE PROPERTY ACQUISITION. THE INITIAL ESTIMATE OF THE CITY'S SHARE IS $75,331. (DISTRICT 4) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TERRY QUEZADA, (915) 621-6750]

POSTPONED FROM 11-30-10

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NO
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: EX1.  Application of El Paso Electric Company to Implement Interim Fuel Refund before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 38802. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA, AND CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY ATTORNEY TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY FOR THE APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT AN INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 38802.

APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 38802. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX2.  Petition of El Paso Electric Company for authority to decrease fixed fuel factor pursuant to formula before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, PUC Docket No. 38895; SOAH Docket No. 473-11-1409. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON, AND CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FILE A MOTION IN INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY REGARDING THE PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR AUTHORITY TO DECREASE FIXED FUEL FACTOR PURSUANT TO FORMULA BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, PUC DOCKET NO. 38895; SOAH DOCKET NO. 473-11-1409.

PETITION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR AUTHORITY TO DECREASE FIXED FUEL FACTOR PURSUANT TO FORMULA BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, PUC DOCKET NO. 38895; SOAH DOCKET NO. 473-11-1409. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX3.  Enrique Rodriguez vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2009-2107 (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE LILLY, AND CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2009-2107.

ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2009-2107 (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 NO
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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