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CITY OF LAREDO

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

M2009-R-16

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1110 HOUSTON STREET

LAREDO, TEXAS 78040

September 8, 2009

5:30 P.M.

I. CALL TO ORDER
With a quorum present, Mayor Raul G. Salinas called the meeting to order.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Raul G. Salinas led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. ROLL CALL
In attendance:
Raul G. Salinas, Mayor

Mike Garza, Mayor Pro Tempore, District I

Hector Garcia, Council Member, District II

Michael Landeck, Council Member, District III

Juan Narvaez, Council Member, District IV

Johnny Rendon, Council Member, District V

Gene Belmares, Council Member, District VI

Jose Valdez, Jr. Council Member, District VII

Cynthia Liendo-Espinoza, Council Member, District VIII

Carlos Villarreal, City Manager

Gustavo Guevara, City Secretary

Cynthia Collazo, Deputy City Manager

Horacio De Leon, Assistant City Manager

Jesus Olivares, Assistant City Manager

Raul Casso, City Attorney
Motion to excuse Mayor Pro Tempore Garza, Cm. Landeck, and Cm. Belmares.
Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 5 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
IV. MINUTES
Approval of the minutes of August 10 & 11, 2009, August 17, 2009 and August 24, 2009.
Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 5 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Cm. Landeck joined the meeting at 5:40 p.m.
Cm. Belmares arrived at 5:50 p.m.
Mayor Pro Tempore Garza Joined the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
V. COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognitions

a. Recognition of the City of Laredo for its efforts in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral

Sclerosis (ALS). The City received awards for:
1. 2008 Corporate Sponsor (City of Laredo)

2. 2008 Top Fundraiser (Mayor Raul G. Salinas)

3. 2008 Top Corporate Team (Mayor and City Council)

4. 2008 Top Corporate Team (Airport)

5. 2008 Top Team (Fire Department)

6. 2008 Corporate Sponsor (Laredo Fire Department)


Jerry Leal, Public Access Channel Manager, and Evelyn Lozano with the Reach Committee announced that they had been involved with the 2008 ALS walk. They had increased donations received from $12,000 in 2007 to $29,453 in 2008 thanks to City employees working together.
b. Recognizing twelve-year-old Eduardo “Eddy” Gonzalez Montemayor as the winning

pitcher for Mexico in defeating Japan at the Cal Ripken Jr. World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland.


Mayor Raul Salinas and City Council presented a Seven Flags Recognition Certificate to Eddy Gonzalez.
c. Recognizing Gabriel Lopez, President, South Texas Afghanistan-Iraq Association, a

newly established local organization that supports our brave soldiers returning from active duty abroad.


Mayor Salinas stated that this was a brand-new established local organization that supports the brave soldiers returning from active duty abroad.
d. Recognizing Martin High School for their Accelerated Reading Program and for being

the top point earning high school for the second year in a row with Margie Montemayor being the teacher with the most points and Rebecca Morin being the student with the most points not only at Martin High School but in all of LISD.


No one was present to receive the award.
Communiqués

a. Presentation by City of Laredo Youth Committee on the travel to Tepatitlan, Jalisco &

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato where they participated in a Youth Exchange Program.  Sponsored by Council Member Hector “Tito” Garcia and Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza.
A video of the trip was presented to City Council.
b. Invitation by the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) to the 2009 Autmus

Fest.
Fernando Morales, President of TAMIU Alumni Association, formally invited the Mayor and City Council to the 2009 Autmus Fest scheduled for October 10, 2009 at the TAMIU grounds.


Marcus Moreno, Co-Chair of the Autmus Fest, asked for fencing and insulation around the perimeter, trash cans, generator lighting, bleachers, and for Council to volunteer as judges for the Brontosaurus Rib Contest. He also asked for locations to hang two street banners to advertise the festival.
Citizen comments
Rick Cantu spoke against the ordinance which would be introduced that would raise fares for the El Metro Bus System.
Clara Guevara spoke against the elimination of bus transfers.
John Kennedy of Crystal City reported that the City of Laredo had been pursuing a secondary water source for some time. In November of 2006, the City of Laredo had put out a request for proposal to secure this source. He added that he had been the general manager of the company that won a unanimous decision from the panel of experts that was both the selection committee and later the negotiating team as well. He went on to say that the request for proposal had called for a water source to deliver 40 million gallons per day to the City of Laredo. Final negotiations with his group were frozen, and since then the project had evolved into a project to deliver the same quantity of water with a fraction of the total to be delivered to the Region M section of Texas. The City of Laredo had verified their project’s credibility, and he thanked the City for verifying their feasibility. He concluded that they would now be able to choose a portion of the water to be delivered, like a slice of a pie rather than the whole pie. He asked that they let him know what quantity of potable water they would be requesting and passed out a handout to explain the project.
VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health

Department FY 2008-2009 annual budget by authorizing the City Manager to accept, execute and appropriate revenues and expenditures for the continuation of the Local Public Health System-Office of Public Health Practices (OPHP) continuation grant in the amount of $306,835.00 to continue to provide prevention, disease control, and health promotion activities from the Texas Department of State Health Services and $256,252.00 in program income for the term period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
2. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health

Department FY 2008-2009 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $187,752.00 in funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services, and an estimated $22,227.00 from Program Income for continuation of the Health Department-Tuberculosis Elimination Program for the term period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
3. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the City of Laredo Health

Department FY 2008-2009 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $188,100.00 in funds from the Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration to purchase equipment and software to convert the existing record documents system into an electronic data management system for the Health Department-Environmental Health Services Division for the term period from September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
4. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending the Laredo Land Development

Code of the City of Laredo, by: amending Article IV, Zoning Regulations, Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses, Page IV-7, to delete Registered Family Home and replace with Registered Child-Care Home/Licensed Child Care Home; amending Article IV, Zoning Regulations, Section 24.63.2, Permitted Uses, Page IV-11, to amend Child Day Care (7 or more) to Child Day Care (13 or more); and amending Appendix A, Definitions; to delete the definition of Registered Family Home and add the definition of Child-Care Home Types (registered and licensed) and providing for publication and effective date.


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Narvaez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
5. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending City of Laredo Code of Ordinance,

Chapter 31, Article III, Division 4, water conservation as follows:


* reducing the Gallons Per Capita Per Day (GPCD) consumption by 20% from a four

(4) year average of 190 GPCD to 150 GPCD by the year 2019;


* requiring that no person shall be allowed to open or close a fire hydrant or fire hydrant

meter without having a training and certificate from the Utilities Department for having completed a mandatory training with the exception of the City of Laredo Fire Department when conducting trainings at the fire training facility located at Pinto Valle;


* allowing no more than two (2) written warnings before the first citation can be issued

for violations of this ordinance;


* increasing penalty from a range of $20.00-$100.00 to a flat $500.00 per violation per

day, with 50% of each fine collected to be deposited in a water conservation fund to

be used only for programs related to water conservation;
* establishing fees for wasting water $5.00 for the 1st citation; $10.00–2nd citation;

$20.00-3rd citation; $40.00-4th citation plus a notice of disconnection of services; $80.00-5th citation and disconnection of services; 6th citation $320.00 with each additional fine increasing in increments of $160.00;


* requiring xeriscape for all new construction including public facilities;
* prohibiting turf grass in parkways, narrow strips of land, medians, sloped areas

(except for erosion control), and in entrances within new residential or commercial sites, applicable to construction begun after effective date of this ordinance;


* adopting an outdoor water use schedule that limits use to three (3) days per week,

year round;


* allowing an additional hour of water use in the morning and evening;
* allowing for outdoor water use at any time only during the assigned days of winter

months as defined in the ordinance;


* expanding the days for washing vehicles to include Saturdays and Sundays at any time

using a bucket, hand held hose with a positive shut off nozzle, and a hose bibb

vacuum breaker (check valve) connected to faucet;
* allowing the washing of hard surfaced areas by using a high pressure washer only;
* vehicle washing fundraisers for schools, non-profit or charitable organizations will

require an application with the utilities director and a $10.00 permit fee;


* new swimming pools, splash parks and all other water parks shall be equipped with

filtration, pumping and recirculation systems;


providing for publication, severability and an effective date (Approved by Operations

Committee. The Finance Committee recommended the item be discussed by the entire Council) (AS AMENDED)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Emilio Martinez, a local attorney, spoke against this ordinance. He stated that this ordinance would criminalize people watering their lawns. It would require people to xeriscape, which was a form of landscaping not popular in the community, and this was an intrusion into people’s lives. He felt that they had the capability of getting private water sources to solve this problem. He also felt that if water was expensive, people would use less of it, so the answer was simply to charge for water usage.
Martin Portillo stated that he was against paying penalties for water usage.
Ben Cuevas on behalf of Farias Development stated that parallel to this ordinance, they had also drafted an irrigation ordinance that would help the City to conserve water. He added that they would participate in the workshop to tackle these issues.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce and provide for a workshop.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
6. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinance

in order to adopt the 2009 version of six codes:


1. Adopting the 2009 edition of the International Building Code by amending

section 7-1 and 7-2;


2. Adopting the 2009 edition of the International Mechanical Code, by amending

section 7-4;


3. Adopting the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code by amending

section 7-7;


4. Adopting the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code by

amending section 7-8;


5. Adopting the International Energy Conservation Code by amending section 7-9;
6. Adoption the 2009 edition of the International Existing Building Code, by

Amending section 7-10;


And providing for an effective date. (Approved by Operations Committee)
Motion to open the public hearing.

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Valdez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0


There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce as amended (item should read reinspection required rather than inspection required).
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Narvaez

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
7. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Chapter 25 of the Code of

Ordinance of the City of Laredo, entitled Plumbing by amending section 25-3 thereby Adopting the 2009 edition of the International Plumbing Code, Amending section 25-6 International Fuel Gas Code, thereby adopting the 2009 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, amending section 25-7 Private Disposal Code, thereby adopting the 2009 edition of the International Private Sewage Disposal Code; and repealing all ordinances and /or parts of ordinance in conflict therewith; providing for publication and effective date. (Approved by Operations Committee)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Belmares

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction:
8. Public hearing and introductory ordinance to adopt the proposed Annual Budget for

fiscal year 2009-2010 by appropriating the proposed revenues, expenditures and balances reported therein for the year beginning October 1, 2009 and ending September 30, 2010, consistent with the financial plan described in said Annual Budget (see Exhibit A) and motions approved by City Council at public workshops (see Exhibit B) and authorizing the City Manager to implement said Annual Budget.


Motion to open the public hearing.

Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Belmares

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0


There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce provided Council holds a workshop before September 22, 2009.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
9. Public hearing and introductory ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2005-O-304

authorizing the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit for maintenance and parts for forklifts on Lots 11 & 12, Block 432, Eastern Division, located at 302 W. Saunders Street, by amending the site plan, Exhibit “B”. The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of the amendment with the change that access to Saunders be limited to an “Exit Only.” (District V)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Belmares

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and send back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Belmares

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
10. Second public hearing for the adoption of a tax rate of $0.637000 per $100 value for

the Tax Year 2009. The tax rate will provide revenue for the general fund and debt service. The rate includes $0.512772 per $100 value for Maintenance and Operation and $0.124228 per $100 value for Sinking Fund of the Debt Service and is estimated to generate a tax levy of $66,883,941.00. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the tax rate on September 15, 2009 at 12:00 noon and September 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm at the City Council Chambers located at 1110 Houston Street. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0

There was no public input.


Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
11. Public hearing Consideration to adopt the 2010-2014 Capital Improvement Program of

the City of Laredo. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Liendo Espinoza

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Valdez

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
12. Public hearing and adoption of Resolution No. 2009-R-103 Adopting the City of

Laredo Comprehensive Plan without amendment in accordance with Article IX, Section 9.03 of the Charter of the City of Laredo. (Approved by Operations & Finance Committees)


Motion to open the public hearing.
Moved: Cm. Garcia

Second: Cm. Landeck

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
There was no public input.
Motion to close the public hearing and introduce.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Valdez

For 8: Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
VII. INTRODUCTORY ORDINANCES
13. Authorizing the City Manager to execute an assignment of lease for Building No. 1006

from International Dairy Products, Inc. to Rodolfo Lozano Garza located at 4608 Daugherty Avenue at the Laredo International Airport, approved on July 1, 2002, by Ordinance No. 2002-O-141 and as amended on December 2, 2002, by Ordinance No. 2002-O-307 and as further amended on November 5, 2007, by Ordinance No. 2007-O-230. Lessee wishes to assign the lease agreement from International Dairy Products, Inc. to Rodolfo Lozano Garza. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and in effect; providing for an effective date. (Approved by Operations Committee)


Introduction Ordinance: City Council
14. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a First Amendment to Ground Lease (Cellular

Tower) by and between the City of Laredo, a municipal corporation (Landlord), and AT&T Mobility Texas LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Tenant) formerly known as or a successor-in-interest to LAR-TEX Cellular Telephone Company, Inc.; dated September 1, 1996 and attached hereto; to allow Landlord to modify Landlord’s existing communications equipment described in Exhibit C of Lease with communications equipment as described in Exhibit C-1,therefore replacing Exhibit C with Exhibit C-1; and to allow Tenant to modify the Notice Section thereof; all other terms and conditions remain. (Approved by Operations Committee)


Introduction Ordinance: City Council
15. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Foreign Trade Zone Operator Agreement

with (as listed below) as Zone Site Operator located at


(respective addresses); effective October 1, 2009 and ending September 30, 2014.

Providing for activation, administration, annual and transaction fees to be paid to the

City.
Proposed FTZ Operators:

1. AC Imports and Exports - 12014 Sara Road – Site III

2. AZ Logistics -14602 Archer – Site III

3. Connections Global Logistics - 8202 Killam Industrial Blvd. Site III

4. H.K. Tronics - 14610 Archer Drive – Site III

5. Jett Sales - 5400 Thomas - Site I

6. KMM – 8201 Killam – Site III

7. Laredo Duty Free (UETA) – 110 International Blvd. – Site I

8. LUXA International Trading, Inc. - 14610 Archer Drive – Site III

9. NYK Logistics – 8705 Killam Industrial Blvd – Site III

10. Nippon Express – 8311 Killam Industrial Blvd - Site III

11. Seegrove International – 13601 N. Lamar Drive- Site III

12. South Texas Traffic, Inc – 8501 Killam Industrial Blvd – Site III

13. T.F.S. Customs Broker, Inc. – 8301 Killam Blvd – Site III

14. T.F.S. Customs Broker, Inc. – 8311 Killam Blvd – Site III

15. T.F.S. Customs Broker, Inc. – 14625 Archer – Site III

16. U.S. Bonded and FTZ Warehouse, LLC.–14602 Archer Drive – Site III

17. Uni-Trade Forwarding, LC *– 204 Flecha Lane – Site 8

18. ED Group and TFS Customs Broker, Inc*-8502 Killam Industrial Blvd-Site III (Approved by Operations Committee)
Ordinance Introduction: City Council
16. Authorizing the City Manager to convey the “Surface Only” at its adjusted market

value of $20,835.00 for certain property described as:


1. A 13,890 sq. ft. (03179 of an acre) tract of land, more or less, out of that former section

of Burnside Street between Santa Rita and Vidaurri Avenues, to John M. McBain and wife, Patricia G. McBain, provided that the City of Laredo retain the entire tract as a utility easement for all utilities; said tract being situated in the Western Division, City of Laredo, Webb County, Texas, being generally described on attached Exhibit “A”; and,


2. Approving the submitted post closure Property Improvement Plan described in Exhibit

“B”, which is in compliance with Section 10 of the Street Closing/Sales Policy Handbook, and providing for an effective date. (Approved by Operations Committee)


Ordinance Introduction: City Council
VIII. FINAL READING OF ORDINANCES
Motion to waive the Final Readings of Ordinances 2009-O-146, 2009-O-152, 2009-O-153, and 2009-O-154.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Garcia

For: 8 Against: 0 Abstain: 0
17. 2009-O-146 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning 16.8

acres, as further described my metes and bounds in attached Exhibit “A,” located south of Riverhill Loop and west of Nogal Lane, from R-2 (Multifamily Residential District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date.


Motion to adopt Ordinance 2009-O-146.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: Abstain:
2009-O-152 Amending the City of Laredo Health Department FY 2008-2009 annual budget

by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $230,491.00 from

the Texas Department of State Health Services, for continuation of the

Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program of the Health Department, including a

projected amount of program income of $76,627.00 for the period from

September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.


Motion to adopt Ordinance 2009-O-152.


Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: Abstain:
2009-O-153 Authorizing the City Manager to accept a contract from the Texas Department

of State Health Services and appropriating revenues and expenses in the amount of $74,582.00 for the Community Preparedness Section/Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Discretionary Fund Phase II for the support of PHEP activities in particular the Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS) Program and bio-safety level III laboratory for the term period beginning July 24, 2009 through November 30, 2009.


Motion to adopt Ordinance 2009-O-153.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: Abstain:
2009-O-154 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by authorizing a

Conditional Use Permit for an office on Lot 7, Block 1930, Eastern Division, located at 3104 Loop 20; providing for publication and effective date.


Motion to adopt Ordinance 2009-O-154.
Moved: Cm. Belmares

Second: Cm. Rendon

For: 8 Against: Abstain:



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