AGENDA FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

January 29, 2013

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

8:30 a.m.

 

AND

 

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW MEETING OF THE WHOLE

10th FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

January 28, 2013

9:00 a.m.

 

NOTICE:  At any time during the Council meeting, the City Council may meet in executive session pursuant to Section 3.5A of the El Paso City Charter and the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss items as permitted by law.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If items are scheduled for the Executive Session, the Council will move to Executive Session at 12:00 p.m. (noon) for the consideration of those items, or will hear the items at the end of the agenda or as determined by the Presiding Officer, whichever occurs first. 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION by Police Chaplain Lisle Davis

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor’s PrOCLAMATIONS

1.    SPICE IS NOT NICE MONTH

2.    20TH ANNUAL BEEMS CONFERENCE

BEEMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY: FACES OF SUCCESS

 

RECOGNITIONS

CITY EMPLOYEES

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC – PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This time is reserved for members of the public who would like to address the City Council on items that are not on the City Council Agenda.

 

A sign-up form is available on line at https://www.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/contact_public.asp for those who wish to sign up in advance of the meeting date and a sign-up form is available outside the City Council Chambers at the City Clerk table for those who wish to sign up on the day of the meeting.

 

NOTICE

Requests to speak must be received by 8:30 a.m. on the date of the meeting.

30 Minutes total is allotted for speakers.

Three to five minutes may be allowed for each speaker.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Approval of Minutes for the Regular City Council Meeting of January 22, 2013.

[Municipal Clerk, Richarda Duffy Momsen, (915) 541-4127]\

(Attachment)

 

2.            REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

3.            RESOLUTIONS:

3A.         That the sale and service of alcoholic beverages by Roseworks Entertainment, Inc. is a permissible activity in the closed portions of City rights-of-way on San Antonio Avenue, Western Street and the adjacent alley between Durango Street and Anthony Street from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, to 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in conjunction with The Union Plaza Mardi Gras Block Party.  (NESV13-00003) (District 8) 

[City Development, Mirian Spencer, (915) 541-4056]

                                (Attachment)

 

3B.         That the sale and service of alcoholic beverages by Hard Liquors, LLC, EP Silverspoon, LLC doing business as Everyday Gyro and Ardovino's Wine Gourmet and Gifts in the closed portions of City rights-of-way on Baltimore Avenue, Cincinnati Avenue and the adjacent alley between Stanton Street and Mesa Street from 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, to 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, is a permissible activity in conjunction with Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street.  (NESV13-00002)  (Districts 1 and 8)

[City Development, Mirian Spencer, (915) 541-4056]

                                (Attachment)

 

3C.         That the City Manager or designee be authorized to sign an agreement between the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the City of El Paso for the City to contribute an amount not to exceed $80,000 over a three-year term for the development, maintenance and implementation of a health status dashboard.

(All Districts)  [Public Health, Bruce Parsons, (915) 771-5702]

                                (Attachment)

 

4.            BOARD APPOINTMENT:

Kay Mooy to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Advisory Council by Representative Steve Ortega, District 7.

[Representative Steve Ortega, (915) 541-4124]

                (Attachment)


REGULAR AGENDA - INTRODUCTIONS

 

5.            INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:

 

Public comment typically is not taken during the introduction of ordinances.

Public comments are invited at the date of the scheduled public hearing.

 

5A.         An Ordinance amending Ordinance 017886 which amended Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic) Chapter 12.32 (Pedestrians) of the El Paso City Code by repealing Section 12.32.060 (Soliciting Rides or Business - Prohibitions) and adopted a new Section 12.32.063 (Solicitation Prohibitions), to prohibit the aggressive solicitation of money or other services while at or near certain areas, and creating an offense; the penalty being as provided in Chapter 1.08 (General Penalty) of the El Paso City Code, by amending Section 12.32.063(b)(1)(b)(v) to delete “Parking Meter”.  (All Districts)  [City Attorney’s Office, Laura Gordon, (915) 541-4550]

(Attachment)

 

5B.         An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.44 (Stopping, Standing and Parking Generally) of the El Paso City Code, to add Section 12.44.290 (Restrictions On Parking in Downtown Parking Districts) to provide for the creation of downtown parking districts, issuance and revocation of temporary new resident and downtown parking permits and authorizing fees; the penalty being as provided in Chapters 12.84 (Violation – Penalty) and 12.85 (Parking Violations) of the El Paso City Code.  (District 8)

[City Development, Mathew McElroy, (915) 541-4193]

(Attachment)

 

5C.         An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.060 (Schedule VI-Parking Time Limited on Certain Streets) to add Alameda Avenue between Buena Vista Drive and Delta Drive, the penalty being as provided in Section 12.84.010 and Chapter 12.85 of the El Paso City Code.  (District 3)  [Department of Transportation, Keith Bennett, (915) 621-6882]

(Attachment)

 

5D.         An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.210 (Schedule XVIII - Restrictions on Commercial Vehicle Parking on Residential Streets) to delete San Antonio Avenue and Ochoa Street, the penalty being as provided in Section 12.84.010 and Chapter 12.85 of the El Paso City Code.  (District 8)

[Department of Transportation, Keith Bennett, (915) 621-6882]

(Attachment)

 

5E.         An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.030 (Schedule III - Parking Prohibited at All Times on Certain Streets) to add Roseway Drive and Barker Road, the penalty being as provided in Section 12.84.010 and Chapter 12.85 of the El Paso City Code.

(Districts 3 and 6)  [Department of Transportation, Keith Bennett, (915) 621-6882]

(Attachment)

 

5F.         An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.44 (Stopping, Standing and Parking Generally), Sections 12.44.180 (Regulations Pertaining to Certain Special Situations) and 12.44.200 (Disabled Parking on Private Property), to add a new offense for blocking an architectural improvement designed to aid persons with disabilities, the penalty as provided in Section 12.84.010 of the El Paso City Code.  (District 8)

[Department of Transportation, Keith Bennett, (915) 621-6882]

(Attachment)

 

5G.        An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Special Warranty Deed conveying 15.0073 acres, described as a Portion of Section 21, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas located north of U.S. 54 and near the northwest corner of Marcus Uribe and Robert Lennox Drive in northeast El Paso and to execute a Contract of Sale, and any other documents necessary to complete the sale, to the El Paso Independent School District.  The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board has declared the land inexpedient to the system.  (District 4)

[El Paso Water Utilities, Lupe Cuellar, (915) 594-5636]

(Attachment)

 

5H.         An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Special Warranty Deed to convey 50.7072 acres more or less, described as a Portion of Section 19, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas located in the northeast corner of Sean Haggerty and Loma Real Avenue and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Contract of Sale, and any other documents necessary to complete the sale, to the El Paso Independent School District.  The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board has declared the land inexpedient to the system.  (District 4)

[El Paso Water Utilities, Lupe Cuellar, (915) 594-5636]

(Attachment)

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 5, 2013, FOR ITEMS 5A – 5H

 

5I.           An Ordinance amending Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.02 (General Provisions And Definitions), Chapter 20.18 (Sign Regulations) Article II (Administration) Article III (Billboard Regulations), and Article IV (On-Premises Sign Regulations), Chapter 20.22, (Nonconforming Situations), of the El Paso City Code to add a Definition for Superregional Shopping Centers, to establish Standards for Superregional Shopping Center Changeable Electronic Variable Message (CEVM) Signs, to allow and establish Standards for CEVM Billboard Displays; to amend the Permitting and Registration Requirements for Billboards; and to establish an Exchange Rate for the Conversion of Static Billboards to CEVM Billboards and to clarify the maintenance allowed on Nonconforming Signs.  The penalty is as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  (All Districts)

[City Attorney’s Office, Sylvia Borunda Firth, (915) 541-4550]

(Attachment)

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 19, 2013, FOR ITEMS 5I

 

Public Hearings will be held as part of the regular City Council meeting that begins at approximately 8:30 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.

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BIDS, CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENTS

 

6.            ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT:

 

6A.         Discussion and action to award Solicitation No. 2013-081 for Roadway Pavement Striping 2013 to Roadsafe Traffic Systems, Inc., for an estimated total amount of $555,030.

 

Department:                                        Engineering & Construction Management

Award to:                                             Roadsafe Traffic Systems, Inc.

                                                            Phoenix, AZ

Base Bid:                                             $555,030

Total Estimated Award:                      $555,030

Time for Completion:                          365 Consecutive Calendar Days

Accounts:                                            532-32160-4351-522270

Funding Source:                                 Red light camera funds & other capital sources

Districts:                                            All

 

It is requested that the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of this award.

 

Work under this unit price contract is only estimated value and will be ordered, performed, invoiced, and paid by measure 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 or the Department of Transportation Director 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 & Construction Management Department recommends award as indicated to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

[Engineering and Construction Management, Irene D. Ramirez, (915) 541-4428]

(Attachment)

 

6B.         Discussion and action to award Solicitation No. 2012-241 for Safe Route to School Project No. 1 to G.U.Y Construction, L.L.C., for an estimated total amount of $1,870,766.72.

Department:                                        Engineering & Construction Management

Award to:                                             G.U.Y Construction, L.L.C.

                                                            Avondale, AZ

Base Bid I:                                           $   423,241.10

Base Bid II:                                          $   383,324.35

Base Bid III:                                         $   405,167.11

Option1:                                              $     68,720.05

Option 2:                                             $     46,441.35

Option 3:                                             $     48,089.25

Option 4:                                             $     74,480.25

Option 5:                                             $     68,931.05

Option 6:                                             $     47,169.10

Option 7:                                             $     69,113.81

Option 8:                                             $     93,113.00

Option 9:                                             $     80,610.50

Option10:                                            $     62,365.80

Total Estimated Award:                      $1,870,766.72

Time for Completion:                          300 Consecutive Calendar Days

Accounts:                                             190-38280-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS090

                                                            190-38280-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS080

                                                            190-38280-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS060

Funding Source:                                  TxDOT CSJ # 0924-06-398; 0924-06-399; 0924-06-401

Districts:                                             All

 

That the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of this award.

 

Work under this unit price contract is only estimated value and will be ordered, performed, invoiced, and paid by measure 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 or the Department of Transportation Director 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 & Construction Management Department recommends award as indicated to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, G.U.Y Construction, L.L.C. (2nd lowest bidder), and recommend that Tri-State Electric, Ltd., (the lowest bidder) be deemed non-responsible.

[Engineering and Construction Management, Irene D. Ramirez, (915) 541-4428]

(Attachment)

 

6C.         Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2012-242 for Safe Route to School - Project No. 2 to Tri State Electric, Ltd. for a total award of $1,416,136.04.

 

Department:                                        Engineering and Construction Management

Award to:                                             Tri State Electric, Ltd.

                                                            Vinton, TX

Base Bid I:                                           $    493,732.06

Base Bid II:                                          $    463,675.68

Base Bid III:                                         $    177,093.80

Option 1:                                             $      68,147.50

Option 2:                                             $      55,668.00

Option 3:                                             $    100,167.50

Option 4:                                             $      57,651.50

Total Estimated Award:                      $ 1,416,136.04

Time for Completion:                          300 Consecutive Calendar Days

Account:                                              190-38230-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS050

                                                            190-38230-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS040

                                                            190-38230-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS020

Funding Source:                                 TXDOT CSJ# 0924-06-402, CSJ# 0924-06-403,

                                                            CSJ #0924-06-405

Districts:                                            All

 

That the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of this award.

 

Work under this unit price contract is only estimated value and will be ordered, performed, invoiced, and paid by measure 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 or the Department of Transportation Director 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 & Construction Management Department recommends award as indicated to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

[Engineering and Construction Management, Irene D. Ramirez, (915) 541-4428]

(Attachment)

 

6D.         Discussion and action to award Solicitation No. 2012-243 for Safe Route to School – Project No. 3 to Tri State Electric, Ltd., for an estimated total amount of $1,873,936.

 

Department:                                        Engineering & Construction Management

Award to:                                             Tri State Electric, Ltd.

                                                            Vinton, TX

Base Bid I:                                           $  432,310.00

Base Bid II:                                          $  528,591.50

Base Bid III:                                         $  508,084.50

Option 1:                                             $    85,157.00

Option 2:                                             $    39,931.00

Option 3:                                             $  137,335.00

Option 4:                                             $    81,196.50

Option 5:                                             $    61,330.50

Total Estimated Award:                      $1,873,936.00

Time for Completion:                          320 Consecutive Calendar Days

Accounts:                                            190-38230-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS010

                                                            190-38230-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS030

                                                            190-38280-4950-580270-PCP12SRTS070

Funding Source:                                 TXDOT CSJ # 0924-06-397, 0924-06-400, 0924-06-404

Districts:                                            All

 

That the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of this award.

 

Work under this unit price contract is only estimated value and will be ordered, performed, invoiced, and paid by measure 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 or the Department of Transportation Director 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 & Construction Management Department recommends award as indicated to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

[Engineering and Construction Management, Irene D. Ramirez, (915) 541-4428]

(Attachment)

 

7.            FINANCIAL SERVICES:

 

7A.         Discussion and action that the Purchasing Manager is authorized to notify ESI Companies, Inc. that the City is terminating its contractual relationship under GSA Contract GS-07F-0185, pursuant Section 7A of the City’s Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, and that the termination shall be effective as of January 29, 2013.

 

Department:                                        Information Technology

Districts:                                            All

[Financial Services, Bruce Collins, (915) 541-4313]

[Information Technology, Miguel Gamino, (915) 541-4746]

(Attachment)

 

7B.         Discussion and action on the request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Technical & Scientific Application, Inc. a contractor under  The Department of Information Resources (DIR), Contract #DIR-SDD-1364 for the purchase of EVA storage hardware for the Hewlett-Packard Performance Optimization Datacenter (POD). 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 Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative approved by Mayor and City Council on February 27, 2007.

 

Department:                                        Information Technology

Award to:                                             Technical & Scientific Application, Inc.

                                                            Houston, Texas

Total Estimated Award:                      $598,900

Account No.:                                       190-28310-5580100-4970

Funding Source:                                 IT Capital Funds

Districts:                                            All

Reference No.:                                   2013-134

 

This is a Cooperative, unit price contract.

[Financial Services, Bruce Collins, (915) 541-4313]

[Information Technology, Miguel Gamino, (915) 541-4746]

(Attachment)

 


REGULAR AGENDA – PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

8.            CITY DEVELOPMENT:

8A.         An Ordinance changing the zoning of Blocks 88, 89, 116, 117, 118, 119, 123, 124, 125, a Portion of Block 154 and vacated Portions of El Paso Street, Los Angeles Street, Randolph Drive, Hague Road, Blacker Avenue, and Blanchard Avenue, Alexander Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-O/sc (Apartment-Office/Special contract) to C-2/sc (Commercial/Special contract).  The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  Subject Property:  2001 N. Oregon. Property Owner:  Tenet Hospitals Limited dba Providence Memorial Hospital.  PZRZ12-00034  (District 1)

[City Development, Michael McElroy, (915) 541-4238]

(Attachment)

 

8B.         An Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property known as: Parcel 1:  Portion of Lot 1, Block 11, Lomas Del Rey, Second Replat, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-3 (Residential) to C-1 (Commercial); and, Parcel 2:  Portion of Lot 1, Block 11, Lomas Del Rey, Second Replat, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-3 (Residential) to C-1 (Commercial); and imposing conditions.  The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  Subject Property:  109 Argonaut.  Property Owner:  OSRO Holdings LLC, A Texas Limited Liability Company.  PZRZ12-00033  (District 1)

[City Development, Michael McElroy, (915) 541-4238]

(Attachment)

 

8C.         An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST12-00020, to allow for infill development with reduced lot area and reduced lot width on the property described as Lot 5, Block 12, Revised Map of Sahara Subdivision, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.280 Infill Development of the El Paso City Code.  The penalty being as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  Subject Property:  5616 Bagdad Avenue.  Property Owner:  Jose and Margarita Gutierrez.  PZST12-00020  (District 4)

[City Development, Andrew Salloum, (915) 541-4633]

(Attachment)

 

8D.         An Ordinance repealing Ordinance 010917 that exempts non-contributing properties in the Downtown Historic District from complying with design guidelines, and amending Title 20 (zoning), Chapter 20.20 (Historic Landmark Preservation), Section 20.20.080 (Alterations and Changes to Landmarks and H-Overlay properties) of the El Paso City Code to require that a certificate of appropriateness or certificate of demolition be approved prior to construction, alterations, changes, removal, or demolition to all properties with an H-overlay, including those within the Downtown Historic District.  (District 8)

[City Development, Providencia Velazquez, (915) 541-4027]

(Attachment)

 

8E.         An Ordinance changing the zoning of real property known as being all of Lots 1 and 15, Save and Except two Portions thereof, Block 3, and Lots 2 through 14, Block 3, WFF Industrial Park Unit One Replat “A”, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from M-1 (Manufacturing) to C-4 (Commercial).  The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  Subject Property:  east of Railroad Drive and south of Farah Drive.  Property Owner:  DBB Holdings, Inc.  PZRZ12-00027  (District 4)  THIS IS AN APPEAL CASE.

[City Development, Michael McElroy, (915) 541-4633]

(Attachment)

 

8F.         An Ordinance granting a Special Privilege License to Chico's Tacos Inc. permitting the encroachment onto a portion of an alley adjacent to Block 2, Tobin's Washington Park Addition, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, more commonly known as 4230 Alameda Avenue, to allow parking, signage, landscaping, vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  (NESV13-00001)  (District 8)

[City Development, Mirian Spencer, (915) 541-4056]

(Attachment)

 

8G.        An Ordinance vacating a portion of 9.5’ alley adjacent to Lots 4 and 5, Block, 1, Map of Orchard Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas SURW12-00005  (District 8)  [City Development, Raul Garcia, (915) 541-4935]

(Attachment)

 

9.            COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT:

An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Contract of Sale and other necessary documents between the City of El Paso and Salomon & Martha Delgado which will allow the City to convey Lot 19, Block 130, Tierra Del Este #31, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 79938, El Paso, El Paso County to Salomon & Martha Delgado  (District 5)  [Community and Human Development, William Lilly, (915) 541-4241]

(Attachment)

 

10.          EL PASO WATER UTILITIES:

 

An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Special Warranty Deed to convey 5.01 acres more or less, of city land under the jurisdiction of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, to the El Paso Electric Company, which land is described as a portion of the west half of Section 14, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas located near Loma Real Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. in northeast El Paso, El Paso County, Texas and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Contract of Sale, Special Warranty Deed, and any other documents necessary, to complete the conveyance, to the El Paso Electric Company.  The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board has declared the land inexpedient to the system.  (District 4)  [El Paso Water Utilities, Lupe Cuellar, (915) 594-5636]

(Attachment)

 

11.          PARKS AND RECREATION:

Discussion and action to approve a Resolution for the use of approximately 1.876 acres of Tom Lea Park by El Paso Independent School District for an existing parking lot and school related buildings.  (District 1)  [Parks and Recreation, Liza Ramirez-Tobias, (915) 541-4599]

(Attachment)

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BUSINESS

 

12.          CITY DEVELOPMENT:

 

12A.      Discussion and action on a request from Georges Halloul, on behalf of River Oaks Properties, LTD for City Council to grant an exception from the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages within three hundred feet of a school for the property located south of Zaragoza and east of Tierra Este and legally described as Lot 1, Block 101, Tierra Del Este Unit 21, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.  (District 5)  [City Development, Arturo Rubio, (915) 541-4633]

(Attachment)

 

12B.      Discussion and action on a recommendation from the Open Space Advisory Board that City Council initiate the rezoning process to downzone land located north of Transmountain Drive, west of the Franklin Mountain State Park and east of I-10, and managed by the El Paso Water Utilities-Public Service Board classified as O-2 (Natural) and O-5 (Remote) on the Future Land Use Map from its current zoning to URD (Urban Reserve District).  (District 1)

[City Development, Elizabeth Gibson, (915) 541-4730]

(Attachment)

 

13.          INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

 

13A.      Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Government Entity Tower License Agreement between the Pinnacle Towers, LLC, and the City of El Paso for antenna, shelter and/or antenna space, including any antennas, cables connectors, wires, radios, radio shelter or cabinet and related transmission and reception hardware and software and other personal property necessary to carry out City’s microwave communications located a portion of E.D. Strong Survey 221 and of E.D. Strong Survey 222, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas more commonly known as Ranger Peak on the top of Franklin Mountains, for an initial term of five years with an option to extend for additional five-year terms, at cost to the City of $3,600 per annum for rent with a 3% annual increase and additional fees and operating costs, as set forth in the License. (All Districts)

[Financial Services, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 541-4313]

[Information Technology, Miguel Gamino, (915) 541-4746]

(Attachment #1)

(Attachment #2)

(Attachment #3)

 

 

13B.      Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Government Entity Tower License Agreement between the Pinnacle Towers, LLC, and the City of El Paso for antenna, shelter and/or antenna space, including any antennas, cables connectors, wires, radios, radio shelter or cabinet and related transmission and reception hardware and software and other personal property necessary to carry out City’s public safety P-25 communications located a portion of E.D. Strong Survey 221 and of E.D. Strong Survey 222, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas more commonly known as Ranger Peak on the top of Franklin Mountains, for an initial term of five years with an option to extend for additional five-year terms, at cost to the City of $900 per annum for rent with a 3% annual increase and additional fees and operating costs, as set forth in the License.  (All Districts)

[Financial Services, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 541-4313]

[Information Technology, Miguel Gamino, (915) 541-4746]

(Attachment #1)

(Attachment #2)

(Attachment #3)

 

 

ITEM 14 - RELATED TO CITY HALL RELOCATION

 

14.          CITY MANAGER:

Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Lease of Property by and between the City of El Paso and Union Pacific Railroad Company for approximately 43,800 square feet on Mills St., between N. Ochoa St. and N. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas, the property to be used primarily for City employee/visitor parking.  (District 8)

[City Manager’s Office, John Neal, (915) 541-4285]

[City Development, Jane Tomchik, (915) 541-4897]

(Attachment)

 

15.          MAYOR AND COUNCIL:

 

15A.      Discussion on the effects of Spice.

[Representative Eddie Holguin, Jr., (915) 541-4178]

(Attachment)

 

15B.      Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to develop standards for directional signage for Home Sales in new Subdivisions.

[Representative Emma Acosta, (915) 541-4515]

 

15C.      Discussion and action on designating the location for the soccer complex as approved in the recently passed quality of life bonds.

[Representative Michiel R. Noe, (915) 541-4189]

(Attachment)

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council of the City of El Paso may retire into EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to Section 3.5A of the El Paso City Charter and the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss any of the following:  (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the City Council of the City of El Paso may move to Executive Session any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act and the Rules of City Council.)  The City Council will return to open session to take any final action and may also, at any time during the meeting, bring forward any of the following items for public discussion, as appropriate.

 

Section 551.071              CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY

Section 551.072              DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY

Section 551.073              DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS

Section 551.074              PERSONNEL MATTERS

Section 551.076              DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES

Section 551.087              DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS

 

Discussion and action on the following:

 

EX1.      Discussion and action regarding issues related to matters involving the demolition of City Hall, the construction of the new ballpark stadium, the initiative petitions and related litigation.  (551.071)  [City Attorney’s Office, Sylvia Borunda Firth, (915) 541-4550]

 

EX2.      City of Socorro, Texas proposed annexation  (551.071)

[City Attorney’s Office, Theresa Cullen, (915) 541-4550]

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

 

Sign Language interpreters are provided for regular City Council meetings.  Copies of this Agenda will be provided in Braille, large print, or audiotape upon requests made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request.

 

ALL REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS ARE PLACED ON THE INTERNET EVERY THURSDAY AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

 

http://www.elpasotexas.gov/

 

 

ADDITION TO THE AGENDA FOR

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013

8:30 A.M.

 

The following is added to the City Council Agenda of Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council of the City of El Paso may retire into EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to Section 3.5A of the El Paso City Charter and the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss any of the following:  (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the City Council of the City of El Paso may move to Executive Session any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act and the Rules of City Council.)  The City Council will return to open session to take any final action and may also, at any time during the meeting, bring forward any of the following items for public discussion, as appropriate.

Section 551.071          CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY

Section 551.072          DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY

Section 551.073          DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS

Section 551.074          PERSONNEL MATTERS

Section 551.076          DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES

Section 551.087          DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS

 

Discussion and action on the following:

 

EX1.      Alfredo Chavarria vs. City of El Paso, Cause No. 2012DCV-05878  (551.071)

[City Attorney’s Office, Laura P. Gordon (915) 541-4550]

 

Sign Language interpreters are provided for regular City Council meetings.  Copies of this Agenda will be provided in Braille, large print or audio tape upon requests made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request.

ALL REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS ARE PLACED ON THE INTERNET EVERY THURSDAY AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

http://www.elpasotexas.gov

 

Richarda Duffy Momsen, City Clerk