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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING
Date: 4/12/2011
 
   
Item: 1A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action regarding updates to the City of El Paso State Legislative Agenda and matters involving public utilities. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING UPDATES TO THE CITY OF EL PASO STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AND MATTERS INVOLVING PUBLIC UTILITIES.

[MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4015]

   
Votes:

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Item: 1B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Report from El Paso Electric Company on the changes to the Solar Rooftop Program from what was agreed on in the Rate Case and plans by El Paso Electric to fix the program to make it more closely resemble the economics of what was presented during the rate case. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AUTHORIZES THE CITY’S STAFF TO PURSUE LEGISLATION TO ALLOW NET METERING IN THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY (EPEC) SERVICE AREA WITHIN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND SETTING FORTH THE FOLLOWING MAJOR POINTS:

A. EPEC AND THE CITY WILL JOINTLY SUPPORT AN ADDITIONAL SUBCHAPTER TO CHAPTER 39 OF THE UTILITIES CODE THAT WILL CONTAIN PROVISIONS FOR NET METERING THAT APPLY ONLY TO EPEC SERVICE AREA IN THE STATE OF TEXAS:

B. THE NET METERING PROVISIONS WILL BE:

I. NET METERING WILL BE ON A MONTHLY BASIS, NO CARRY FORWARD.

II. THE SIZE OF THE INSTALLATION WILL BE NO GREATER THAN A SIZE SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE 100% OF THE CUSTOMER’S ACTUAL OR EXPECTED ANNUAL ENERGY USAGE.

III. THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF ANY INSTALLATION WILL BE 50 KW.

IV. PROVISIONS WILL BE INSERTED WHICH WILL DEFINE A LOW INCOME MASTER METERING EXCEPTION WHICH IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS THE EXPECTED HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO INSTALLATION, AND MAKE IT ELIGIBLE.

V. ANY NET ENERGY SOLD TO EPEC IS SOLD AT “AVOIDED COST.”

VI. EPEC WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT MARKETING OF SOLAR ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PROVIDE INCENTIVE FUNDS DIRECTLY TO ITS CUSTOMERS.

C. THE BILL WILL ALSO CODIFY PROVISIONS RELATING TO TRANSITION TO COMPETITION IN THE EPEC SERVICE AREA LOCATED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.


DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A REPORT FROM EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY ON THE CHANGES TO THE SOLAR ROOFTOP PROGRAM FROM WHAT WAS AGREED ON IN THE RATE CASE AND PLANS BY EL PASO ELECTRIC TO FIX THE PROGRAM TO MAKE IT MORE CLOSELY RESEMBLE THE ECONOMICS OF WHAT WAS PRESENTED DURING THE RATE CASE. (ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY MANAGER, JOYCE WILSON, (915) 541-4071]

   
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: 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.

"2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF APRIL 5, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF APRIL 5, 2011.

[MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"3. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"4A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LESSOR'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND CUTTER AVIATION EL PASO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, AN ARIZONA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (ASSIGNOR) AND PAK WEST AIRLINES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, D/B/A SIERRA WEST AIRLINES (ASSIGNEE)

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A LESSOR'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND CUTTER AVIATION EL PASO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, AN ARIZONA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (ASSIGNOR) AND PAK WEST AIRLINES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, D/B/A SIERRA WEST AIRLINES (ASSIGNEE) FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A 59,215.26 SQUARE FOOT PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING LOT 28, BLOCK 4, AND A PORTION OF BOEING DRIVE, VACATED IN VOLUME 1028, PAGE 423, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS UNIT 2, AND LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK 4, AND A PORTION OF BOEING DRIVE VACATED IN VOLUME 1028, PAGE 423, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS UNIT 1, AND MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 7615 BOEING DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICTS 2 AND 3) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4724]

"4B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A GENERAL AVIATION NON-COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND PAK WEST AIRLINES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, D/B/A SIERRA WEST AIRLINES (LESSEE)

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A GENERAL AVIATION NON-COMMERCIAL GROUND LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (LESSOR) AND PAK WEST AIRLINES, INC., A TEXAS CORPORATION, D/B/A SIERRA WEST AIRLINES (LESSEE) FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A 59,215.26 SQUARE FOOT PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING LOT 28, BLOCK 4, AND A PORTION OF BOEING DRIVE, VACATED IN VOLUME 1028, PAGE 423, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY TEXAS, EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS UNIT 2, AND LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK 4, AND A PORTION OF BOEING DRIVE VACATED IN VOLUME 1028, PAGE 423, REAL PROPERTY RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRACTS UNIT 1, AND MUNICIPALLY KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 7615 BOEING DRIVE, EL PASO, TEXAS. (DISTRICTS 2 AND 3) [AIRPORT, MONICA LOMBRANA, (915) 780-4724]

"4C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF THE CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, DEERY AMERICAN INC. (''ASSIGNOR'') AND CRAFCO INC. (''ASSIGNEE'') WITH RESPECT TO THE CITY OF EL PASO CONTRACT NO. 2009-113 (CRACK SEAL MATERIAL).

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF THE CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, DEERY AMERICAN INC. (''ASSIGNOR'') AND CRAFCO INC. (''ASSIGNEE'') WITH RESPECT TO THE CITY OF EL PASO CONTRACT NO. 2009-113 (CRACK SEAL MATERIAL). (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DARYL W. COLE, (915) 621-6750]

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

"4D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY VULCAN, INC., OF FOLEY, AL, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2010-151

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY VULCAN, INC., OF FOLEY, AL, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2010-151 FOR CONVENIENCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C, PARAGRAPH 8A OF THE CONTRACT AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 12, 2011. VENDOR WILL BE NOTIFIED. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DARYL W. COLE, (915) 621-6750]

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

"4E. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND BROCK & BUSTILLOS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''MONTWOOD STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND BROCK & BUSTILLOS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''MONTWOOD STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS'' TO ADD ADDITIONAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF A ROUNDABOUT AT THE INTERSECTION OF MONTWOOD AND WEDGEWOOD AT AN ADDITIONAL COST OF $72,453.36, THEREBY EXTENDING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FROM $633,924.38 TO $706,377.74.

(DISTRICTS 5 AND 7)

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

"4F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND TROPICANA DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY THE CITY FOR USE AS PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISELA RUBALCABA EXTENSION PROJECT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND TROPICANA DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY THE CITY FOR USE AS PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISELA RUBALCABA EXTENSION PROJECT, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS APPROVED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY OR HIS DESIGNEE, WHICH ARE NECESSARY AND PROPER TO CONSUMMATE THE SALE. (DISTRICT 1)

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

"4G. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PHILIP GADDY AND GLENNA GADDY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY THE CITY FOR USE AS PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISELA RUBALCABA EXTENSION PROJECT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT OF SALE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND PHILIP GADDY AND GLENNA GADDY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY THE CITY FOR USE AS PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISELA RUBALCABA EXTENSION PROJECT, AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS APPROVED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY OR HIS DESIGNEE, WHICH ARE NECESSARY AND PROPER TO CONSUMMATE THE SALE. (DISTRICT 1)

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

"4H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $202,000 TO J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EPIA) RUNWAY 8R-26L AND TAXIWAY L EXTENSION, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF TAXIWAY W.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE EXPENDITURE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $202,000 TO J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EPIA) RUNWAY 8R-26L AND TAXIWAY L EXTENSION, AND RECONSTRUCTION OF TAXIWAY W. THE CHANGE ORDER PROVIDES FOR ADDITIONAL PROCESSING OF 101,000 CUBIC YARDS OF SOIL REQUIRED FOR THE EMBANKMENT TO MEET FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SPECIFICATIONS, ADDING 33 DAYS OF CONTRACT TIME FOR CONTRACT NUMBER 2010-268. THE NEW CONTRACT SUM, INCLUDING THIS CHANGE ORDER IS $7,198,236.10 (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]]

"4J. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.50 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE:

2827 TITANIC AVENUE $ 8,179.21 DISTRICT 4

MELODY K. DUNN AND ARNOLD DUNN

1021 WARWICK ROAD $ 2,682.27 DISTRICT 6

DAVID BROOKS

2017 CENTRAL AVENUE $20,662.08 DISTRICT 8

AUGUSTIN S. MORALES

(DISTRICTS 4, 6, AND 8)

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, WILLIAM V. STERN, (915) 599-3742]

"4K. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY FIRST SOUTHWEST COMPANY THAT THE CITY IS EXERCISING THE OPTION TO EXTEND CONTRACT NO. 2006-155R FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2012.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY FIRST SOUTHWEST COMPANY THAT THE CITY IS EXERCISING THE OPTION TO EXTEND CONTRACT NO. 2006-155R FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2012.

DEPARTMENT: FINANCIAL SERVICES

VENDOR LOCATION: DALLAS, TEXAS (CORPORATE OFFICE)

OPTION: ONE [OF ONE]

FUNDING SOURCE: FUNDED THROUGH FUTURE BOND ISSUANCES OR OTHER DEBT INSTRUMENTS ISSUED

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS AN RFQ SERVICES CONTRACT

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

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

"4L. RESOLUTION: APPROVING A DETAILED SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A PORTION OF LOT 8, STEVENS SUBDIVISION NO. 1 OF RONQUILLO RANCH, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, 230 S. AMERICAS AVENUE. ZON10-00117

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A DETAILED SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A PORTION OF LOT 8, STEVENS SUBDIVISION NO. 1 OF RONQUILLO RANCH, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.150. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 230 S. AMERICAS AVENUE. APPLICANT: VALERO (BIG DIAMOND INC.) ZON10-00117 (DISTRICT 6)

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

"5. REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER: TO W. W. GRAINGER, INCORPORATED, A CONTRACTOR UNDER THE TEXAS MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE (TXMAS) CONTRACT NO. TXMAS 2-539030 FOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES.

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO W. W. GRAINGER, INCORPORATED, A CONTRACTOR UNDER THE TEXAS MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE (TXMAS) CONTRACT NO. TXMAS 2-539030 FOR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES. THE CITY HAS MADE THE DETERMINATION THAT PURCHASING FROM THIS COOPERATIVE OFFERS THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE PRICING.

THE PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE TEXAS PROCUREMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES (TPASS), STATE CONTRACTS PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

AWARD TO: W. W. GRAINGER, INCORPORATED

LAKE FOREST, IL

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $100,000

FUNDING SOURCE: EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLE MAINTENANCE - GENERAL FUND

REFERENCE NO.: 2011-217

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A COOPERATIVE, UNIT PRICE CONTRACT.

[FIRE DEPARTMENT, WADE A. WARLING, (915) 771-1071]

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

"6A. BID: AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-145 FOR THE GEORGE DIETER & ROJAS STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 TO MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-145 FOR THE GEORGE DIETER & ROJAS STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2 TO MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $189,990.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

AWARD TO: MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC

BASE BID: $189,990

TOTAL ESTIMATED COMPLETION: $189,990

FUNDING SOURCE: 2006 STORMWATER CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

DISTRICT: 6

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 DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

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

"6B. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-006 (STRUCTURAL FIRE FIGHTING CLOTHING) TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE, CASCO INDUSTRIES, INC., DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT, EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOLUTIONS-TEXAS, FIRE SERVICE EQUIPMENT, INC., AND QUEST ENTERPRISES, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2011-006 (STRUCTURAL FIRE FIGHTING CLOTHING) TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE, CASCO INDUSTRIES, INC., DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT, EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOLUTIONS-TEXAS, FIRE SERVICE EQUIPMENT, INC., AND QUEST ENTERPRISES, INC. FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $468,179.00 FOR ONE (1) YEAR.

DEPARTMENT: FIRE

AWARD TO: VENDOR 1 BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE

EL PASO, TX

ITEM: 6

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $89,500

AWARD TO: VENDOR 2: CASCO INDUSTRIES, INC.

SHREVEPORT, LA

ITEM: 5

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $26,000

AWARD TO: VENDOR 3: DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT

LUBBOCK, TX

ITEM: 4

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $4,625

AWARD TO: VENDOR 4: EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOLUTIONS-TEXAS

THE WOODLANDS, TX

ITEM: 8

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $13,865

AWARD TO: VENDOR 5: FIRE SERVICE EQUIPMENT, INC.

EL PASO, TX

ITEM: 3, O-1 AND O-2

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $64,983

AWARD TO: VENDOR 6: QUEST ENTERPRISES, INC.

WALSENBURG, CO

ITEMS: 1, 2 AND 7

OPTION: NONE

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $269,206

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $468,179 (1 YEAR)

FUNDING SOURCE: CITY CAPITAL OUTLAY FY09 - PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE FINANCIAL SERVICES - PURCHASING DIVISION AND FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO BAZAAR UNIFORMS & MEN'S STORE, CASCO INDUSTRIES, INC., DACO FIRE EQUIPMENT, EMERGENCY RESPONSE SOLUTIONS-TEXAS, FIRE SERVICE EQUIPMENT, INC., AND QUEST ENTERPRISES, INC., THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDERS.

[FIRE DEPARTMENT, WADE A. WARLING, (915) 771-1071]

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

   
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: 4I.  RESOLUTION: That the City Manager is hereby authorized to sign, on behalf of the City of El Paso, First Amendment to Addendum to City of El Paso, Invitation for Bids, Single Stream Curbside Recycling Collection and Processing Services for Environmental Services Department Bid No. 2006-015, between the City of El Paso and Friedman Recycling of El Paso, LP (''Contractor'')."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SIGN, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, FIRST AMENDMENT TO ADDENDUM TO CITY OF EL PASO, INVITATION FOR BIDS, SINGLE STREAM CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION AND PROCESSING SERVICES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT BID NO. 2006-015, BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND FRIEDMAN RECYCLING OF EL PASO, LP (''CONTRACTOR''). SAID AMENDMENT MODIFIES THE REVENUE SHARING LANGUAGE, ACCEPTS NEW CONSIDERATION AND EXPANDS THE RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM BY INCLUDING ADDITIONAL RECYCLABLES. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd NO
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson NO
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: 7A.  - 7H. 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.

7A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2025 PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE SYSTEM AS DETAILED IN THE MAP ATLAS OF THE PLAN FOR EL PASO AND ITS RELATED DOCUMENTS AS ORIGINALLY APPROVED BY EL PASO CITY COUNCIL IN 1999, AND AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED, TO REALIGN THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF ROJAS DRIVE, PEYTON DRIVE, EMERALD PASS AVENUE AND EXTEND A PROPOSED COLLECTOR KNOWN AS NONAP ROAD. PLRG11-00004 (EAST ETJ) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ERNEST ARRIOLA, (915) 541-4723]

7B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS), CHAPTER 19.47 (VESTED RIGHTS) AND 19.50 (DEFINITIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO DELETE THE CHAPTER 19.47 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND TO AMEND THE DEFINITION FOR VESTED RIGHTS PETITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 19.42 OF THE CITY OF EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

7C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 1 (GENERAL PROVISIONS), CHAPTER 1.04 (GENERAL PROVISIONS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A SECTION ADDRESSING THE VESTING OF PROJECTS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 1.08 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 19, 2011, FOR ITEMS 7A - 7C

7D. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.02 (GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS) AND CHAPTER 20.18 (SIGN REGULATIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR PERPENDICULAR SIGNS AND TO ADD STANDARDS FOR PERPENDICULAR SIGNS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE (ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4668]

7E. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.06 (ZONING DISTRICTS AND MAPS), SECTION 20.06.10 (DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED AND ENUMERATED), SECTION 20.06.020 (PURPOSE OF DISTRICTS) AND CHAPTER 20.10 (SUPPLEMENTAL USE REGULATIONS) AND APPENDIX A (TABLE OF PERMISSIBLE USES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A RESTRICTED GROWTH DISTRICT AND ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE DISTRICT TO INCLUDE USES ALLOWED IN THE DISTRICT. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KIMBERLY FORSYTH, (915) 541-4668]

7F. AN ORDINANCE RELEASING A CONDITION PLACED ON PROPERTY BY ORDINANCE NO. 009147 WHICH CHANGED THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 174A, VISTA DEL SOL UNIT 52, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, AND WHICH IMPOSED A CONDITION. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 11200 MONTWOOD DIRVE. APPLICANT: WILLIAM L. BAUER TRUST C/O BENCHMARK REALTY. ZON11-00002 (DISTRICT 6)

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

7G. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.14 (OFF-STREET PARKING, LOADING, AND STORAGE STANDARDS), AND APPENDIX C (MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE, TO ADD MAXIMUM PARKING STANDARDS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

7H. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 20 (ZONING), CHAPTER 20.02 (GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS), AND CHAPTER 20.18 (SIGN REGULATIONS), SECTION 20.18.400 (GENERAL), SECTION 20.18.450 (C-2, C-3, C-4, Q, M-1, M-2 AND M-3 DISTRICTS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO MODIFY DEFINITIONS RELATED TO SIGNS, TO MODIFY MONUMENT AND POLE SIGN REGULATIONS, TO MODIFY WALL SIGN REGULATIONS, AND TO ADD DESIGNATED SPECIAL CONTROL AREAS FOR ON-PREMISE SIGNS. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 3, 2011, FOR ITEMS 7D - 7H

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: 8A.  AIRPORT: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 15558 originally adopted on September 16, 2003 authorizing the issuance of ''City of El Paso, Texas, Airport Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2003 (El Paso International Airport)''; and resolving other matters related thereto. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 15558 ORIGINALLY ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ''CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AIRPORT REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2003 (EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)''; AND RESOLVING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[BOND COUNSEL, PAUL A. BRADEN, (915) 351-6053]

   
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: 8B.  AIRPORT: An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of ''City of El Paso, Texas, Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 2011 (El Paso International Airport)''; and resolving matters which are necessary to effectuate said issuance, including the delegation of authority."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ''CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, AIRPORT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2011 (EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)''; AND RESOLVING MATTERS WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE SAID ISSUANCE, INCLUDING THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY. ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF AIRPORT REVENUE BONDS TO BE ISSUED IS $16,750,000. (ALL DISTRICTS) [BOND COUNSEL, PAUL A. BRADEN, (915) 351-6053]

   
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-1.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECREATION: An Ordinance amending Title 19 (Subdivisions) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 19 (SUBDIVISIONS), CHAPTER 19.20 (PARKS AND OPEN SPACE), SECTION 19.20.030 (PARKLAND CALCULATION) AND SECTION 19.20.050 (STANDARDS FOR DEEDED PARKLAND), CHAPTER 19.23 (LOTS-DETERMINATION AND REGULATION OF SIZE) AND CHAPTER 19.50 (DEFINITIONS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO AMEND THE PARK SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARKLAND CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPROVEMENTS, TO REQUIRE FRONT BUILD-TO LINES ON PLATS AND TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR BUILD-TO LINE, GREEN PLAZA, POCKET PARK, AND SQUARE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 19.42 OF THE CITY OF EL PASO CITY CODE.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

POSTPONED FROM 3-29-11

   
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 YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A-2.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PARKS AND RECREATION: A Resolution of City Council amending the Park Facilities Standards in order to be consistent with revisions to the park provisions of Title 19. (All Districts)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

A RESOLUTION OF CITY COUNCIL AMENDING THE PARK FACILITIES STANDARDS IN ORDER TO BE CONSISTENT WITH REVISIONS TO THE PARK PROVISIONS OF TITLE 19. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PARKS AND RECREATION, NANETTE SMEJKAL (915) 541-4283]

POSTPONED FROM 03-29-11

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9B.  PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance modifying the Rim-University Neighborhood Plan, to amend the design standards to allow certain types of solar panels to be placed on rooftops and that the City's Comprehensive Plan, ''The Plan for El Paso,'' be amended to incorporate the modification. PLRG11-00007 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING THE RIM-UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, TO AMEND THE DESIGN STANDARDS TO ALLOW CERTAIN TYPES OF SOLAR PANELS TO BE PLACED ON ROOFTOPS AND THAT THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ''THE PLAN FOR EL PASO,'' BE AMENDED TO INCORPORATE THE MODIFICATION. PLRG11-00007 (DISTRICT 1)

[PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ERNEST ARRIOLA, (915) 541-4723]

   
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.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Contract of Sale and any other necessary documents between the City of El Paso and Arturo Aguilar which will allow the City to convey Lot 19, less the Northerly 4.36 feet thereof, and less the Southerly 0.77 feet thereof, Block 3, HUECO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE REPLAT A, an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso Count  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE AND ANY OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ARTURO AGUILAR WHICH WILL ALLOW THE CITY TO CONVEY LOT 19, LESS THE NORTHERLY 4.36 FEET THEREOF, AND LESS THE SOUTHERLY 0.77 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 3, HUECO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE REPLAT A, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO ARTURO AGUILAR. (DISTRICT 5)

[COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4241]

   
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: 11.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.180 (NO STOPPING OR STANDING - TOW-AWAY ZONE) PARAGRAPH III (OREGON STREET) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO REMOVE THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF NO STOPPING OR STANDING TOW-AWAY ZONE BETWEEN KERBEY AVENUE AND ROBINSON AVENUE AND TO EXTEND THE NO STOPPING OR STANDING TOW-AWAY ZONE FROM YANDELL DRIVE TO SCHUSTER AVENUE, THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 621-6750]

   
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 on formally requesting that the soldiers not use McKelligon Canyon for training purposes until such time that they can ensure that their use of the canyon doesn't come at the expense of public use and until they can ensure that they will follow city rules when they use the canyon."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON FORMALLY REQUESTING THAT THE SOLDIERS NOT USE MCKELLIGON CANYON FOR TRAINING PURPOSES UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THEY CAN ENSURE THAT THEIR USE OF THE CANYON DOESN'T COME AT THE EXPENSE OF PUBLIC USE AND UNTIL THEY CAN ENSURE THAT THEY WILL FOLLOW CITY RULES WHEN THEY USE THE CANYON. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 12B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report: "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. FOR NOTATION: FORMAL REPORT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MARCH 10, 2011, AS SUBMITTED BY SUZIE BYRD, CHAIR; 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. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR USING MORE RECYCLED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR CITY PROJECTS, INCLUDING STREET AND BUILDING PROJECTS.

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

B. DISCUSSION AND UPDATE REGARDING A FUTURE PARTNERSHIP WITH FT. BLISS AND ONE POSSIBLE WASTE TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROJECT.

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

C. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING CITY'S SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESS PLAN.

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, MARTY HOWELL (915) 541-4925]

D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING EXPANDING THE CITY OF EL PASO AIR QUALITY PROGRAM.

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, MIGUEL PARRA (915) 599-6235]

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, AL MELERO (915) 599-6231]

E. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A POLICY FOR RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, RICHARD ADAMS (915) 599-6276]

F. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING TEXAS PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL INITIATIVES WHICH INCLUDES ACCOUNTING FOR THE FULL LIFE CYCLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF PRODUCTS.

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, VALERIE JOOSTEN (915) 621-6706]

[ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELOISA PORTILLO-MORALES (915) 621-6731]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 12C.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on the FEMA Mapping Process and its effect on the Upper Valley. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED THE FORMAL COMMENT/REQUEST THAT FEMA PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED STUDY REPLACING THE “WITHOUT LEVEE” ANALYSIS FOR PRELIMINARY FIRMS ISSUED TO EL PASO.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE FEMA MAPPING PROCESS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE UPPER VALLEY. (DISTRICT 1) [REPRESENTATIVE ANN MORGAN LILLY, 915-541-4151]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson YES
5 Rep. Quintana NO
6 Rep. Holguin NO
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 adopting ''Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach''"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION ADOPTING ''DESIGNING WALKABLE URBAN THOROUGHFARES: A CONTEXT SENSITIVE APPROACH'' AS A RECOMMENDED DESIGN GUIDELINE FOR THE USE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW THOROUGHFARES AND REDESIGN AND RECONSTRUCTION OF EXISTING THOROUGHFARES ON ALL CITY PROJECTS WITHIN THE CITY OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DARYL COLE, (915) 621-6750]

POSTPONED FROM 3-29-11

   
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: 13B.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Discussion and action on directing the City Manager to have city staff revise the City Code and the City of El Paso's Design Standards for Construction Manual to adopt the ''Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach''"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: DIRECTED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO HAVE CITY STAFF REVISE THE CITY CODE AND THE CITY OF EL PASO'S DESIGN STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANUAL TO ADOPT THE ''DESIGNING WALKABLE URBAN THOROUGHFARES: A CONTEXT SENSITIVE APPROACH'' AS A STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTING THOROUGHFARE PROJECTS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DARYL COLE, (915) 621-6750]

POSTPONED FROM 3-29-11

   
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: EX1.  Legal matters related to the City's Empowerment Zone Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND THE CITY MANAGER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, BE AUTHORIZED SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY TO RESOLVE CERTAIN ISSUES RELATED TO THE EL PASO EMPOWERMENT ZONE GRANT, INCLUDING SETTLEMENT OF RELATED LITIGATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS; AND BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SUCH SETTLEMENTS.

LEGAL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CITY'S EMPOWERMENT ZONE GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. (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 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.  Caples Land Company and William D. Abraham v. The City of El Paso, Texas; Cause No.2010-1970 (551.071)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO EXTEND OUTSIDE COUNSEL’S CONTRACT TO TAKE ANY AND ALL ACTION TO PROTECT THE CITY’S INTEREST AND POSITION, BOTH AFFIRMATIVE AND DEFENSIVE, INCLUDING ENGAGING IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR SETTLEMENT, NEGOTIATING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, AND SIGNING ALL DOCUMENTS TO RESOLVE THE LAWSUIT STYLED CAPLES LAND COMPANY LLC AND WILLIAM D. ABRAHAM V. THE CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2010-1970.

CAPLES LAND COMPANY AND WILLIAM D. ABRAHAM V. THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS; CAUSE NO.2010-1970 (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 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.  Application of El Paso Electric Company to Implement Fuel Refund before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 39159. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE BYRD, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY REGARDING THE APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT A FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 39159.

APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 39159. (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: EX4.  Legal Issues regarding El Paso Electric Company's Energy Efficiency Program Agreements, Rates and Tariffs (551.071) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGAL ISSUES REGARDING EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENTS, RATES AND TARIFFS (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX5.  Lorenzo Marquez v. City of El Paso, Cause No. 2006-3154, City File No. 06-S-37. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE, SECONDED, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO DELETE THE ITEM REGARDING LORENZO MARQUEZ V. CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2006-3154, CITY FILE NO. 06-S-37. (551.071)

LORENZO MARQUEZ V. CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2006-3154, CITY FILE NO. 06-S-37. (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 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: 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.

"1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 08, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING OF MARCH 08, 2011. [DIRECTOR, JAY BANASIAK (915) 534-5810] (ACTION 11-22)

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEMBERS. (ACTION 11-23)

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD HEREBY AUTHORIZES THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER/TEXAS TECH EMPLOYEES A 50 PERCENT (50%) DISCOUNT FOR THE FIRST MONTHLY BUS PASS USED TO RIDE SUN METRO'S NEW PILOT EXPRESS SERVICE OR REGULAR BUS SERVICE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD HEREBY AUTHORIZES THE MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER/TEXAS TECH EMPLOYEES A 50 PERCENT (50%) DISCOUNT FOR THE FIRST MONTHLY BUS PASS USED TO RIDE SUN METRO'S NEW PILOT EXPRESS SERVICE OR REGULAR BUS SERVICE. (ACTION 11-24) DISTRICTS: ALL

CONTACT PERSON: JAY BANASIAK, DIRECTOR (915) 534-5810

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY GOLDLINE CLUTCH CORPORATION, OF SAN ANTONIO, TX, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2009-135 FOR CONVENIENCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C, PARAGRAPH 8A OF THE CONTRACT AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 12, 2011.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER IS AUTHORIZED TO NOTIFY GOLDLINE CLUTCH CORPORATION, OF SAN ANTONIO, TX, THAT THE CITY IS TERMINATING CONTRACT NO. 2009-135 FOR CONVENIENCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION C, PARAGRAPH 8A OF THE CONTRACT AND THAT THE TERMINATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 12, 2011. VENDOR WILL BE NOTIFIED. (ACTION 11-25)

DISTRICTS: ALL

CONTACT PERSON: BRUCE D. COLLINS, PURCHASING MANAGER, 541-4313

JAY BANASIAK, DIRECTOR (915) 534-5810

"4. BOARD APPOINTMENT: APPOINTMENT OF EVERARDO M. SANCHEZ AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF EVERARDO M. SANCHEZ AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (DIRECTOR, JAY BANASIAK (915) 534-5810) (ACTION 11-26)

   
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 YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 5.  OTHER BUSINESS: Presentation, Discussion, and Action on First Transit Contract evaluation and Recommendations by Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) presented by Linda Cherrington, TTI / Jane Shang, DCM for Mobility Services. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION, AND ACTION ON FIRST TRANSIT CONTRACT EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE (TTI) PRESENTED BY LINDA CHERRINGTON, TTI / JANE SHANG, DCM FOR MOBILITY SERVICES. (JANE SHANG (915) 541-4686) (ACTION 11-27)

   
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Item: 6.  OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion and action on the request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division be authorized to exercise the City's option to extend current Contract 2008-114R (Sun Metro Transit Management Services) with First Transit, Inc. for two (2) additional years "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (2) TWO WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE THE CITY'S OPTION TO EXTEND CURRENT CONTRACT 2008-114R (SUN METRO TRANSIT MANAGEMENT SERVICES) WITH FIRST TRANSIT, INC. FOR TWO (2) ADDITIONAL YEARS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF AN AWARD APPROVED BY THE MASS TRANSIT BOARD ON MAY 13, 2008. THE EXTENDED CONTRACT PERIOD WILL BE FROM MAY 13, 2011, TO MAY 12, 2013. (ACTION 11-28)

DEPARTMENT: SUN METRO

AWARD TO: FIRST TRANSIT, INC.

CINCINNATI, OH

OPTION: TWO (2) ONE YEAR RENEWALS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: YEAR 1: $727,573.99

YEAR 2: $753,039.08

TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $1,480,613.07 (2 YEARS)

FUNDING SOURCE: SUN METRO - MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACTS

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTH EXTENSION OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SERVICE CONTRACT.

CONTACT PERSON: BRUCE D. COLLINS, PURCHASING MANAGER, 541-4313

JANE SHANG, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER MOBILITY SERVICES, 541-4686

   
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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 YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 7.  OTHER BUSINESS: Presentation and discussion on Sun Metro's FY 2011-2012 Marketing Plan. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (2) TWO WEEKS.

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ON SUN METRO'S FY 2011-2012 MARKETING PLAN.

(PUBLIC AFFAIRS COORDINATOR, LAURA CRUZ-ACOSTA (915) 534-5803 (ACTION 11-29)

   
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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 YES (TIE BREAKER)

   
Item: 8.  OTHER BUSINESS: Directors Report"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED (2) TWO WEEKS.

DIRECTORS REPORT ON: (DIRECTOR, JAY BANASIAK (915) 534-5810)

A. RIDERSHIP

B. FIXED ROUTE PERFORMANCE MEASURES

C. PARATRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES

   
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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 YES (TIE BREAKER)


 
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