City Council

Dee Margo

Peter Svarzbein, District 1

Mayor

Alexsandra Annello, District 2

 

Cassandra Hernandez, District 3

 

Sam Morgan, District 4

Tommy Gonzalez

Isabel Salcido, District 5

City Manager

Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6

 

Henry Rivera, District 7

 

Cissy  Lizarraga, District 8

 

AGENDA FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

February 18, 2020

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

9:00 AM

 

AND

 

AGENDA REVIEW MEETING

300 N. CAMPBELL

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

February 17, 2020

9:00 AM

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

 

 

 

INVOCATION BY PAM FARAONE, NEW DAY MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

 

 

 

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

 

 

Students from Parkland Middle School STEM Program at the invitation of Mayor Dee Margo

 

D’Andre Ramirez

Daniel Avalos

 

 

 

 

 

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Senior Games Opening Ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Retired Sergeant Major Pierce Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Joseph Tellez Day

 

 

 

 

 

RECOGNITIONS BY MAYOR

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.

Discussion and action on the election of Mayor Pro Tempore.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of February 4, 2020, the Agenda Review Meeting of February 3, 2020, the Work Session of June 24, 2019, the Work Session of August 5, 2019, and the Work Session of November 25, 2019, the Work Session of February 3, 2020, and the Special Meeting of February 6, 2020.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Clerk's Office, Laura D. Prine, (915) 212-0049

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - RESOLUTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Goal 1: Create an Environment Conducive to Strong, Sustainable Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.

That the City Manager is authorized to sign the Consent to Assignment of the Tax Abatement Agreement between the City of El Paso and Miguel and Yolanda Zavala, therein consenting to the assignment of the Tax Abatement Agreement from Miguel and Yolanda Zavala (jointly) to Yolanda Zavala (individually).

 

 

 

District 7

 

 

 

Economic and International Development, Jessica Herrera, (915) 212-1624

Economic and International Development, Monica Fuentes, (915) 212-1618

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.

A Resolution to authorize the City Manager to complete and execute a Letter of Instruction form to Shareowner Services regarding Delta Airlines, Inc. Common Stock owned by the City of El Paso through the El Paso International Airport to amend the address for receipt of all communications and payments.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Aviation, Monica Lombraña, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Goal 2: Set the Standard for a Safe and Secure City

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1.

That the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and IN*SITU ARCHITECTURE, PLLC, a Texas Professional Limited Liability Corporation, for a project known as “ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR FIRE STATION 12” for an amount not to exceed THREE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($320,720.00); that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursables for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00); and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00); if such services are necessary for the proper execution of the project and that the increased amounts are within the appropriate budgets of the project for a total amount of FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY AND NO/100 Dollars ($420,720.00); and 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 the execution of the Agreement.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-1845

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2.

A Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit a grant application number 2950706 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2020 - MATRIX El Paso Fusion Center Sustainment and Enhancement” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso.  In the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.  Requesting $694,607.66, no cash match required.  Grant period will be from September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:

 

The Police Department’s Fusion Center (MATRIX) was officially recognized by the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in November 2010. Since 2008, the Police Department has been financially supporting the center’s operation through Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and, more recently, State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant funding. Grant funds will be used to pay the salaries of the contract crime analysts, training and maintenance of the Fusion Center’s software and hardware solutions.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Patrick Maloney, (915) 212-4309

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.3.

A Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit a grant application number 2950606 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2020- LETPA Project ”  through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso.  In the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.  Requesting $320,329.71, no cash match required.  Grant period will be from September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:

 

The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHGP) Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities (LETPA) assists local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose a risk to security in the El Paso community and Rio Grande Council of Government area.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Patrick Maloney, (915) 212-4300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.

A Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit grant application number 3967901 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2020- Sustainment of First Responders”  through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso.  In the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.  Requesting $136,575.20, no cash match required.  Grant period will be from September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:

 

The Homeland Security Grant Program assists local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and prepare for the threats and hazards that pose a risk to security in the El Paso community and Rio Grande Council of Government area.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Patrick Maloney, (915) 212-4300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5.

The El Paso City Council authorizes the submission to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 2592807, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “General Victims Services” to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $245,470.90 and $7,644.24 in-kind, which requires a cash match by the City of $53,723.50, for a total project amount of $306,838.64. Grant period will be from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:

 

The FY21 General Victims Services grant will fund personnel, salaries, cell phones services and supplies for Case Managers.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Zina Silva, (915) 212-4306

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6.

Authorize the submission to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 3947401, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “Scene Investigation, FY 2021” to provide financial assistance  to the City of El Paso. Requesting $93,100.00, no cash match is required.  Grant period will be from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:

 

The Criminal Justice Grant Program will purchase 3D laser scanner equipment and software for crash scene investigations.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Victor Zarur,  (915) 212-4307

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.7.

The City of El Paso Municipal Court seeks funding for the purpose of juvenile justice prevention and community outreach for grant year 2020 – 2021 by applying for grant funds from the Office of the Governor of Texas – Criminal Justice Division. The goal is to inform and educate juveniles and parents on the consequences of receiving Class C citations. Grant will support two (2) part time community outreach positions, mileage, and supplies for grant year (2020 - 2021).

 

Approve a resolution and authorize the City of El Paso Municipal Court to submit a grant application in the amount of $61,469.00 to the Office of the Governor of Texas – Criminal Justice Division Truancy Prevention and Intervention Program for the purpose of juvenile justice prevention and community outreach for grant year 2020 – 2021.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Municipal Court, Annabelle Casas, (915) 212-5205

Municipal Court, Adrian De La Rosa, (915) 212-5885

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - BOARD RE-APPOINTMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1.

Christopher Antcliff to the Ethics Review Commission by Mayor Dee Margo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2.

Kristin Romero to the Ethics Review Commission by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Cassandra Hernandez, (915) 212-0003

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.

Isabel Salcido to the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee by Mayor Dee Margo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.1.

Alexsandra Annello to the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee by Mayor Dee Margo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUNDS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.1.

That the tax refunds listed on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved.  This action would allow us to comply with state law which requires approval by the legislative body, of refunds of tax overpayments, greater than $2,500.00.  (See Attachment A)

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Tax Office, Maria O. Pasillas, (915) 212-1737

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - NOTICE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.1.

For notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contributions by Mayor Margo: $50.00 from Jose Hinojosa Jr., $500.00 from James Maloney, $500.00 from G. Russell Hill, $2,500.00 from Yolanda & Ben Arriola, $250.00 from Barbara & Charlie Horak, $500.00 from Steve & Martha DeGroat,  $100.00 from Hooper Vint, $2,500.00 from Perry O Barber, $250.00 from John Broaddus, $500.00 from Howard Senk, $50.00 from Thomas Figart, $1,000.00 from Monga Goldberg, $1,000.00 from Suzanne Dipp, $2,500.00 from Betty Ruth Wakefield,  $1,000.00 from Clay Lowenfield, $50.00 from Ron Thomson, $2,500.00 from Jon & Lory Rogers, $100.00 from Stuart Kahn, $500.00 from Ralph Lowenfield, $100.00 from Mimi & Jay Gladstein, $500.00 from Ceci Miles Mulvhill, $500.00 from Dalton & Kimmie Caldwell, and $250.00 from Matt Keats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Goal 7: Enhance and Sustain El Paso’s Infrastructure Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.1.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.4 - Continue the strategic investment in City facilities and technology. This award will support services to analyze existing fuel tracking interface to allow the City of El Paso to continue to enhance and sustain its infrastructure network.

 

Award Summary:

 

Request that the Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Trapeze Software Group, Inc.  referencing Contract 2019-654 Annual Software Maintenance and Support. This will be a change order to increase the contract by $4,264.00 for a total amount not to exceed $50,654.67.

 

Department::                              Streets and Maintenance

Award to:                                   Trapeze Software Group, Inc.

                                                   Wayne, PA                          

Total Estimated Amount:          $4,264.00

Account No.:                              532-522020-3600-P3701-37020

Funding Source:                        Supply Support Fund – Data Process Services                                                    Contract

Districts:                                     All

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181  

Streets and Maintenance, Richard Bristol, (915) 212-7000

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC – PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Call to the Public will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Requests to speak must be received by 9:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting.  Sixty minutes in total will be devoted for Call to the Public. 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 http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/signup_form.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.

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES

 

 

 

 

 

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

Public comment typically is not taken during the first reading of ordinances. Public comments are invited at the date of the scheduled public hearing. 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, 300 N. Campbell, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso:

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.1.

An Ordinance partially amending the Master Zoning Plan approved on August 12, 2008 By Ordinance No. 016959, as amended by Ordinance No. 017825 approved on July 17, 2012, pertaining to the approval of a rezoning of portions of Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys; Portions of Sections 11, 14, and 19, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys; Portions of Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys; and Portions of Sections 7, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 30 Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas to General Mixed Use and pertaining to the approval, and amendment, of a Master Zoning Plan. The Partial Amendment to the Master Zoning Plan under this ordinance only applies to the following tracts of land rezoned under Ordinance 016959:

 

Tract 1: A Portion of Section 14, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 5418, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in the Deed to the City of El Paso Recorded in Volume 1242, Page 231 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 2: A Portion of Section 14, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 5418, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in the deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1242, Page 231 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 3: A Portion of Section 13, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2158, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of a called 640 Acre tract of land described in the deed to the City of El Paso Recorded in Volume 1242, Page 231 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 4:  A Portion of Section 7, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2405, Sections 17, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2399, Section 18, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract Nos. 9866, 9940, 10055 and 10009, Sections 19, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2400, and Section 20, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract 5423, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1186, Page 178 Of The Deed Records Of El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso Recorded in Volume 1186, Page 183 of said deed records, and being part of a called 44.65 Acre Tract Of Land Described In Deed to the City Of El Paso recorded in Volume 1360, Page 610 of said deed records, and being part of the tract of land described as “Parcell III” in Warranty Deed to El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board Recorded in Volume 4352, Page 569 of said deed records;

 

Tract 5:  A Portion of Section 19, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2161, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1186, Page 183 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 6: A Portion of Section 19, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2161, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1186, Page 183 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 7: A Portion of Section 20, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 5419 and Section 21, Block 81, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No. 2162, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1186, Page 183 of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas;

 

Tract 8: A Portion of Section 19, Block 80, Township 1, Texas & Pacific Railway Company Surveys, Abstract No., City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and being part of the tracts of land described in deed to the City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1186, Page 183 of the deed records of El Paso County, Texas.

 

The Proposed Master Zoning Plan Amendment meets the intent of the future land use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, The City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: east of US Highway 54 and north of Loma Real Ave. Owner: City of El Paso PZRZ19-00032

 

 

 

District 4

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Anne Guayante, (915) 212-1814

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 17, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.2.

An Ordinance vacating a portion of City Right-of-Way over all of Linda Lane, Block 4, Upper Valley Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: West of Montoya Drive at Linda Lane. Owner: William Kell as Trustee of the Cervantes Revocable Trust. SURW16-00005

 

 

 

District 8

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections Philip F. Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Nelson Ortiz, (915) 212-1606

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BIDS, CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Goal 2: Set the Standard for a Safe and Secure City

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.1.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.4 – Improve motorist safety and traffic management solutions. The project consists of providing all labor, equipment, material and incidentals for the demolition of the existing 2-story parking garage and the re-striping of the adjacent parking lot.

 

Award Summary:

 

Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2020-095 El Paso Police Department Parking Improvements to JMR Demolition, Ltd. for an estimated total award of $1,225,431.66.

 

Department:                   Capital Improvement

Award to:                       JMR Demolition, Ltd.

                                       El Paso, TX

Items:                             All

Term:                             305 Consecutive Calendar Days

Total Estimated Award: $1,225,431.66

Account No.:                  580270 – 38290 – 4741 – 190 – PCP17MF002

Funding Source:            2017 Certificates of Obligation

District:                           2

 

This is a Competitive Sealed Proposal, unit price contract.

 

The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department and Capital Improvement recommend award as indicated to JMR Demolition, Ltd. the highest ranked proposer.

 

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 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.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181  

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-1808

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.1.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 3.1 - Improve the Visual Impression of the Community (gateways, corridors, intersections, and parkland). This award will support the visual impression of our community by improving the roadway lighting and median landscape along Yarbrough Drive, George Dieter Drive & Lee Trevino Drive.

 

Award Summary:

 

Discussion and Action on the award of Solicitation 2020-199 Yarbrough Drive, George Dieter Drive & Lee Trevino Drive Roadway Lighting and Median Landscaping Project to EL PASO A.R.C. ELECTRIC, INC. for an estimated total award of $5,710,588.40. The project scope of work consists of providing Roadway Lighting and Median Landscaping on Yarbrough Drive South, from I-10 to Loop 375; providing Median Landscaping and Irrigation Improvements on George Dieter Drive, from Zaragoza Drive to Montana Avenue: and providing Median Landscaping and Irrigation Improvements on Lee Trevino Drive, from North Loop Drive to Rojas Drive.

 

Department:                    Capital Improvement

Award to:                         EL PASO A.R.C. ELECTRIC, INC.

                                        El Paso, TX

Item(s):                            All

Initial Term:                     480 Consecutive Calendar Days

Base Bid:                         $4,922,226.40

Additive Alternate I:         $394,706.00

Additive Alternate II:        $393,626.00

Total Estimated Award:   $5,710,558.40

Account No.:                   190-38290-4745-580270- PCP19ST017

Funding Source:             2019 Capital Plan Certificates of Obligation

Districts:                          3, 5, 6, & 7

 

This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract.

 

The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department and Capital Improvement Departments recommend award as indicated to EL PASO A.R.C. ELECTRIC, INC., lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

 

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 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.

 

 

 

Districts 3, 5, 6, and 7

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-0065

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.1.

An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST19-00011, to allow for a TV and Radio Broadcasting Antennae on the property described as a portion of Lot 62 & 63, Pendale Industrial Units B & C, Correction Plat,  1075 Pendale Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.700 of the El Paso City Code.  The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. Subject Property: 1075 Pendale Road. Property Owner: City of El Paso. PZST19-00011

 

 

 

District 7

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Andrew Salloum, (915) 212-1603

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.2.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of the property described as Lots 17 & 18, Block P2, Garden Addition to Moeller’s Subdivision, 613 Raynor St., City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-O/c (Apartment/Office/condition) to S-D/c (Special Development/condition) pursuant to Section 20.04.360 and approving a Detailed Site Development Plan pursuant to Section 20.04.150 and 20.10.360 of the El Paso City Code to allow for commercial retail as permitted in the S-D (Special Development) zone district. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 613 Raynor St.; Owners: Belen O. Solis; PZRZ19-00025

 

 

 

District 8

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Adriana Martinez, (915) 212-1611

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.3.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of the property described as Tracts 6A2, 7A2 and 8A1A, and A portion of Tracts 5A, 5A2, 6A, 8A1A, 8A1B, 9A, 10A7, and 10A8, Block 54, Ysleta Grant Surveys City of El Paso, El  Paso County, Texas from A-O (Apartment/office/special contract) & C-3 (Commercial) to R-5 (Residential/special contract). The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: Northeast corner of Lee Treviño Dr. & Castner Dr.; Owners: Albert Saab, Richard l. Saab, Edward A. Saab, William C. Saab, Robert A. Saab, Andrew P. Saab, Sylvia A. Zychowski, Linda J. Kamos; PZRZ19-00002

 

 

 

District 7

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip F. Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Adriana Martinez, (915) 212-1611

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.4.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tracts 12, 12B1, 12C and 12C3, Block 7, Ysleta Grant, Clint, 411 North Zaragoza Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-1/SP (Commercial/Special Permit) to C-3/SP (Commercial/Special Permit).   The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 411 N. Zaragoza, Owner: T-Zaragoza, LTD, PZRZ19-00026

 

 

 

District 7

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Luis Zamora, (915) 212-1552

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.5.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 3A2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey No. 240, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-2 (Apartments) to R-3A (Residential). The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: La Puesta Dr., Owner: Tropicana Development, Inc. PZRZ19-00029

 

 

 

District 1

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Luis Zamora, (915) 212-1552

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.6.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lot 1, Block 237, Vista Del Sol Unit Forty Seven, 1791 Lee Trevino, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-1/sc (Commercial/Special Contract) to C-3/sc (Commercial/Special Contract). The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.  The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 1791 Lee Trevino. Owner: Malber LLC. PZRZ19-00031

 

 

 

District 7

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Luis Zamora, (915) 212-1552

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.1.

An Ordinance amending Ordinance 8064 (Classification and Compensation Plan) to amend the introductory paragraph of Section 3 (Compensation Plan), Section 3.2 (Procedures for Advancement within Pay Grade) and Section 3.10 (Professional/Managerial Plan) to replace references to "General Services" and "Professional Managerial" with the term "Unified Services."

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Human Resources, Linda Ball Thomas, (915) 212-0045

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Goal 7: Enhance and Sustain El Paso’s Infrastructure Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.1.

Presentation on El Paso Water Conservation Initiatives at City Facilities.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

El Paso Water, Alan Shubert, (915) 594-5644

El Paso Water, Lisa Rosendorf, (915) 594-5669

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Goal 1: Create an Environment Conducive to Strong, Sustainable Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.1.

Discussion and action on the approval of the Department of Aviation’s, El Paso International Airport (EPIA), five-year capital improvement plan (FY2020 through FY2024) in the estimated total projects cost amount of $110,934,293.00, and to authorize the City Manager to make all necessary budget transfers prior to the execution of the projects.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Aviation, Monica Lombraña, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.1.

Discussion and action on information related to City Council direction from October 29, 2019 for Staff to provide additional information regarding the preservation of approximately 1,000 acres of land owned by the City of El Paso in Northwest El Paso, including Lost Dog Trail. [POSTPONED FROM 12-10-19] 

 

 

 

District 1

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Phillip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Kevin Smith, (915) 212-1566

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Goal 4: Enhance El Paso’s Quality of Life through Recreational, Cultural and Educational Environments

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.1.

Discussion and action on a 2012 Quality of Life (QOL) Bond update to include the following:

 

1.         Comprehensive update on the QOL Program;

 

2.         Resolution that the City Manager or Designee be authorized to reprogram the projects identified in Exhibit A of this Resolution as Reprogrammed Zoo Projects and reallocate the funding to the budgets of the Penguins Exhibits, Animal Holding II, South American Pavilion Restrooms, Komodo Dragon Exhibit, and Sea Lion Exhibit Repair and Upgrade projects as shown in Exhibit A of this Resolution, for a total reallocation of funds in the amount of $6,887,017.00; and that the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any         and all documents necessary.

 

3.         A Resolution requesting authorization to amend the scope of work for Trail and Trailhead projects funded by the 2012 Quality of Life bonds to revise the number, identity, location, scope, amenities, and priority of the trails and trailheads pursuant to Schedule “A” attached hereto;

 

4.         Presentation of the renaming of the Eastside Regional Park; and

 

5.         Water Park update on Marketing.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-1845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.1.

Discussion and action to approve a resolution for the City Attorney to be authorized to sign an Employment Agreement by and between the City of El Paso ("City") and Guadalupe Cuellar ("Contract Employee") whereby the City will hire Contract Employee as a legislative attorney to assist with and represent the City at the upcoming 87th Texas Legislative Session, with the services of Contract Employee to begin on or about March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 for approximately twenty hours of work per week at $5,000 per month, and then beginning on January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021 Contract Employee will work full-time at the rate of $9,000 per month.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

Goal 7: Enhance and Sustain El Paso’s Infrastructure Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.1.

Discussion and action that the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Director is authorized to notify MG Evergreen, LLC., Border TM Inc. dba Xceed Resources, and Abescape Landscaping, LLC. that the City is terminating Contract No. 2018-712 City Wide New Median Maintenance for convenience effective February 18, 2020, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Section XIII, item A of the Contract Clauses.

 

This action is part of operational adjustments the City was required to make in response to a decision by local TxDOT to cease maintenance of landscaped rights of way on State owned arterial streets within City limits. During the FY2020 Budget, operational resources were allocated to transition Citywide landscaped median maintenance from a third party contract to in-house forces. That change was necessary for the City to meet the new requirements for maintaining state owned medians and to minimize the impact of this additional expense on residents. Termination of this contract is part of the required process of assuming this work in-house in the Streets and Maintenance Department; the annual funding allocation for this contract, estimated at $1.1 million, has been reprogrammed towards work crews, materials, and equipment to perform median maintenance Citywide.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181  

Street and Maintenance, Richard J. Bristol, (915) 212-7001

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.1.

Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and GA ARCHITECTURE, INC., a Texas Corporation, for a project known as “ANIMAL SERVICES CENTER LARGE DOG KENNELS BUILDING AND HVAC IMPROVEMENTS” for an amount not to exceed SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE AND 80/100 DOLLARS ($626,569.80); that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursables for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) if such services are necessary for the proper execution of the project and that the increased amounts are within the appropriate budgets for the project for a total amount of SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE AND 80/100 DOLLARS ($726,569.80); and 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 the execution of the Agreement.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-1845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.2.

Discussion and action on a Resolution adopting a Priority Housing Area Summary for the Uptown Area. The Priority Housing Area Summary is a compendium of previously approved and ongoing planning efforts and investment in the Uptown Area and serves as the concerted revitalization plan as established in the Qualified Allocation Plan approved by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for competitive low income housing  tax credits.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Community and Human Development, Nicole Ferrini, (915) 212-1659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.3.

Discussion and action on a Resolution confirming that City Council finds the proposed Nuestra Senora development, a current application for Low Income Housing Tax Credits with the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, to be contributing to the concerted revitalization of the Uptown Area of El Paso more than any other application in the Uptown area applying for low income housing tax credits.

 

 

 

District 8

 

 

 

Community and Human Development, Nicole Ferrini, (915) 212-1659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.4.

Discussion and action on authorizing the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Workforce Solutions Borderplex Inc., which certifies that 45th year Community Development Block Grant funds and general funds will be utilized by the City of El Paso to provide Direct Child Care services in the El Paso area. The amount eligible under the provision of childcare certification is $90,000.00. Childcare services will be provided and administered by City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department through their Sun Country Recreation Program and Neighborhood Youth Outreach Program (NYOP). This certification will enable Workforce Solutions Borderplex Inc. to leverage additional childcare funding for the El Paso area.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Community and Human Development, Nicole Ferrini, (915) 212-1659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.5.

Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Office of the Governor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant ("DEAAG") for the expansion of the KBH Desalination Plant ("Desalination Plant"), which is a joint project of the City of El Paso and the El Paso Water Utilities. Part A of the expansion of the Desalination Plant is known as the Blend Well Collector Pipeline Project. The Desalination Plant is the world's largest inland desalination plant and can produce up to 27.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of fresh water daily, using previously unusable brackish groundwater. Expansion of the plant is needed to increase water resilience for El Paso and Fort Bliss and is identified in the State Water Plan as necessary to meet needs of the growing population.

 

The Blend Well Collector Pipeline Project will enable construction of a pipeline to deliver source water approximately 6.6 miles from a well to the Desalination Plant. The cost of the Blend Well Collector Pipeline Project is $8.2 million, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to fund 25% of the project and the El Paso Water Utility will be funding 50% of the cost of the project. Through the DEAAG grant, the City will be requesting another 25% ($2.05 million).

 

Further, that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to explore funding sources and partnerships and to execute any documents and agreements in relation to the grant, funding sources, and/or partnership agreements, after consultation with the City Attorney’s Office. In addition, the City Manager or designee is authorized to sign any related documents, including but not limited, budget transfer authorizations, revisions to the operation plan, grant amendments, and/or corrections or extensions of the grant which increase, decrease, or de-obligate program funds.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-0065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.1.

Discussion and action regarding a Resolution that the City of El Paso appoint to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority Luis Rosas for Position 2, whose term will expire on February 1, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

OPERATIONAL FOCUS UPDATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.1.

Provide management update on Budget.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

 

 

 

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 OR SECURITY AUDITS

Section 551.087

DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Section 551.089

DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS; CLOSED MEETING

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURN

 

 

 

 

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