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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: *** REVISED ***
Meeting date/time: 11/22/2022 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF MASKS IN ALL CITY FACILITIES AND INDOOR SPACES
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22-1520 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of November 8, 2022, the Agenda Review Meeting of November 7, 2022, the Work Session of November 7, 2022, and the Special Meeting of November 16, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-1521 12. Request to ExcuseExcuse Representative Cissy Lizarraga from the November 22, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting.   Not available Not available
22-1514 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment on Industrial Site Lease by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), Kalil Bottling Company of El Paso (“Assignor”) and Admiral Beverage Corporation (“Assignee”), for the premises described as follows: Lots 5 & 6, Block 7, El Paso International Airport Tracts, Unit One, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas containing 61,564.00 SQ FT, commonly known as 7328 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas. Term: Initial term five (5) years with two (2) options of five (5) years. Rental Fee: 61,564.00 square feet at $0.5382 = $33,135.96 per annum or $2,761.33 per month.   Not available Not available
22-1503 14. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1- Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. A Resolution to request that the Purchasing Director is authorized to notify El Paso Healthcare System, Ltd, dba Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare that the City is terminating awarded Contract No. 2018-1665R Physical Exams and Drug Testing for Default pursuant to the provisions and requirements of the Contract, and that the termination shall be effective as of November 22, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-1504 15. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. A Resolution to request that the City Manager be authorized to sign an agreement for physical exams, drug screening, and drug and alcohol testing services for the City’s Police Department between the City of El Paso (“City”) and Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers, contract 2023-0182 Physical Exams and Drug Testing Screening for a six (6) month term from the date this Agreement is approved by the City Council, for a total amount of $68,797. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract for a six-month period is as follows: An increase of $36,306.85, which represents a 111.75% increase due to higher rates for testing. This is a Non-Competitive, service contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and the Police Departments recommend award as indicated to Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers. Additionally, it is requested that the City Attorney's Office rev   Not available Not available
22-1506 16. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase Public Safety Operational Efficiency. A Resolution to request that the Purchasing Director is authorized to notify El Paso Healthcare System, Ltd, dba Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare that the City is terminating awarded Contract No. 2018-555R Baseline Physical Exams for Firefighters for Default pursuant to the provisions and requirements of the Contract, and that the termination shall be effective as of November 22, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-1486 17. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved (See Attachment A).   Not available Not available
22-1499 18. ResolutionsA Resolution that pursuant to Title 3, Chapter 3.04, Section 3.04.035-Exemption-Historically Significant Sites of the El Paso City Code, the property owner (Michael Hwang) of property described as 124 Government Hill N 1/2 of 70 to 74 (8783 Sq Ft), in the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, commonly known as 4768 Caples Circle is hereby exempt from any increase in the City’s portion of the ad valorem taxes on the value of the improvement for a period of ten (10) years beginning on January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2032, provided that all City Code requirements are met.   Not available Not available
22-1501 19. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade & Turkey Trot from 3:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2022, serves a public purpose of providing cultural and recreational activities for the residents and visitors of the City of El Paso, and in accordance with 43 TAC, Section 22.12, the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement For The Temporary Closure of State Right Of Way (Form TEA 30A) by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for the temporary closure and use of State owned and operated street(s) in excess of four hours for portions of Copia St. between La Luz Ave. and Tularosa Ave. upon the issuance of required permits from the City of El Paso and substantial conformity to the finalized TEA30 agreement between the City of El Paso and State of Texas Department of Transportation. Applicant: Sun Bowl Association, CSEV22-00103   Not available Not available
22-1495 210. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution to update the Debt Management Policy for the City of El Paso.   Not available Not available
22-1500 211. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign an Advance Funding Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation (“Department”), for the design, construction, and installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) and Zaragoza International Ports of Entry (“Project”). The Project has an estimated total project cost of $18,000,000.00. The Department will pay $17,904,000.00 from the Texas Mobility Fund (“TMF”) to the Local Government for a portion of the Project. The Department’s direct cost is an estimated amount of $96,000.00, which is the balance between the payment from the TMF and the total project cost. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all actions required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Not available
22-1509 112. Applications for Tax RefundsThat 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 B)   Not available Not available
22-1526 113. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions of five hundred dollars or greater by Representative Isabel Salcido in the amounts of $1,000.00 by Edward Saab, $1,038.73 by William Correa, $5,000.00 by El Paso Association of Contractors and $750.00 by El Paso Electric Employee Political Action Committee.   Not available Not available
22-1527 114. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contributions by City Representative Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6: $5,000.00 from Woody & Gale Hunt; $2,000.00 from Bobby Bowling; $750.00 from El Paso Electric Employee Political Action Committee; $1,000.00 from Edward Saab; $100.00 from Joe Quiñones.   Not available Not available
22-1491 115. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThis linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Expand investment in public safety operations. Request that the Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Bazaar Uniforms and Men’s Store, LLC, referencing Contract 2019-1053 Police Uniforms (RE-BID). This change order is to increase the contract by $250,000.00 for a total amount not to exceed $1,250,000.00. The change order will cover additional expenses for Police Uniforms for the duration of the contract term, August 31, 2024. Contract Variance: No contract variance Department: Police Award to: Bazaar Uniforms and Men’s Store, LLC El Paso, TX Total Estimated Amount: $250,000.00 Account No.: 321-531200-21090-1000 Funding Source: General Fund District(s): All   Not available Not available
22-1502 116. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is Subsection 7.2 - Improve Competitiveness Through Infrastructure Improvements Impacting the Quality of Life. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2023-0158 Uninterrupted Power Supply Equipment Maintenance to Gruber Power Services, for a term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $112,560.00. This contract will allow for the maintenance of uninterrupted power supply equipment at various City locations. Contract Variance: NA Department: Streets and Maintenance Award to: Gruber Power Services Phoenix, AZ Initial Term: 3 Years Annual Estimated Award: $37,520.00 Total Estimated Award: $112,560.00 (3 Years) Funding Source: 532 - 1000 - 522260 - 31040 - P3120 District(s): All This is a Non-Competitive, service contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Streets and Maintenance Departments recommend award as indicated to Gruber Power Services.   Not available Not available
22-1528 117. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.   Not available Not available
22-1525 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to recognize Rabbi Stephen Leon for his leadership at Congregation B'nai Zion as well as teaching and providing information to the citizens of El Paso for more than three decades about the descendants of the families expelled during the Spanish Inquisition who now live in our community and are known as the Anusim.   Not available Not available
22-1529 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso honors and recognizes the late War Captain Javier Loera for his leadership and passion and sends its condolences to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo for the loss of War Captain Javier Loera.   Not available Not available
22-1511 120. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Not available
22-1429 121. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). [POSTPONED FROM 11-08-2022]   Not available Not available
22-1513 122. Operational Focus UpdatesDiscussion and action on coordination regarding Frontera Road congestion.   Not available Not available
22-1496 123. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on El Paso Animal Services Best Practices.   Not available Not available
22-1507 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 13.34 (Picketing), Section 13.34.020 (Notice of Intent to Picket) to add exceptions and spontaneous events; Chapter 13.34 (Picketing), Section 13.34.030 (Receipt of Notification) to delete and reserve; Chapter 13.34 (Picketing), Section 13.34.050 (Violation) to delete and reserve; Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies) to amend chapter title to ‘Parades;’ Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies), Section 13.36.010 (Definitions) to delete ‘Demonstration’ and ‘Public Assembly’ from definitions; Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies), Section 13.36.020 (Permit Required) to add spontaneous event exception; Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies), Section 13.36.100 (Violation - Penalty) to remove the term ‘Public Assembly from violations; Chapter 13.38 (Special Events), Section 13.38.020 (Definitions) to remove Picketing, Demonstrating, Parades, and Public Assembly from the definition of ‘Special Events;’ the penalty as provided in Section 13.36.100 and 13.38.110 of the City Code.   Not available Not available
22-1479 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance terminating the Sign Design non-exclusive franchise for waste containers on sidewalks and other City property.   Not available Not available
22-1476 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting to Tyler Lyon El Paso Street Ads, LLC a non-exclusive franchise for waste containers on sidewalks and other City property.   Not available Not available
22-1478 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting to Ruben Torres d/b/a Elite Advertising a non-exclusive franchise for waste containers on sidewalks and other City property.   Not available Not available
22-1490 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00013, to allow for parking spaces serving another property and reduction of lot size on the property described as a portion of Tract 1-B-3-A-2, and a portion of Tract 1-U-1, Block 5, Ascarate Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.04.320 of the El Paso City Code. The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed special permit 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: 7750 Gateway East Blvd. Applicant: Banes General Contractors, PZST21-00013   Not available Not available
22-1492 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 2, Block 1, Jeff’s Subdivision, 8835 Neptune Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to A-2 (Apartment). 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: 8835 Neptune Street Applicant: George R. and Avaavau T. Buckingham - PZRZ22-00029   Not available Not available
22-1493 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tracts 1, 7A, 19A, and portions of Tracts 11,12,13,14,15,16, and 17, Block 53, Ysleta Grant and portions of Tracts 12A, 13A, 14B, and 15A, Socorro Grant Block 24, 10001 Southside Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing). 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: 10001 Southside Road Applicant: El Paso Water - PZRZ22-00031   Not available Not available
22-1494 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the south 60 feet of tract 187 and the south 60 feet of the east 90 feet of tract 188, map of Sunrise Acres, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) and C-2 (Commercial) to C-3 (Commercial) and imposing conditions. 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: 8641 Gateway South Boulevard Applicant: R-Avilo, LLC PZRZ22-00019   Not available Not available
22-1497 232. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning for the property described as Lot 135, Sunrise Acres #2, 4645 Vulcan Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to A-O (Apartment/Office) and imposing a condition. 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: 4645 Vulcan Avenue Applicant: Aguilar Pedro M. & Morales Francisca, PZRZ22-00023   Not available Not available
22-1505 133. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Discussion and action on the request that the City Manager be authorized to sign an agreement to provide baseline physical exams services for the City’s Fire Department between the City of El Paso (“City”) and Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers; contract 2023-0183 Baseline Physical Exams for Firefighters for a six (6) month term from the date this Agreement is approved by the City Council, for a total amount of $645,862.50. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract for a six-month period is as follows: An increase of $285,951.96, which represents a 79.45% increase due to higher rates for testing. This is a Non-Competitive, service contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and the Fire Departments recommend award as indicated to Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers. Additionally, it is requested that the City Attorney's Office review and that the C   Not available Not available
22-1512 134. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the City of El Paso and Stantec Consulting Services Inc. for a project known as Deck Plaza Feasibility Study Urban Planning and Engineering Services for an amount not to exceed $1,321,785.00 and that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursables for an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed $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 $1,421,785 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.   Not available Not available
22-1498 135. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.5 - Set One Standard for Infrastructure Across the City. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2022-0724 Automotive Fuel - Diesel to Rio Valley Biofuels, LLC for an initial three (3) year term for an estimated amount of $9,600,000.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $6,400,000.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option, for a total of five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $16,000,000.00. This contract will allow deliveries of diesel fuel for the Fleet Division. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $144,723.00 for the initial term, which represents a 1.53% increase due to increased fuel prices. Department: Streets and Maintenance Award to: Rio Valley Biofuels, LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option to Extend: 2 Years Annual Estimated Award: $3,200,000.00 Initial Term Estimated Award: $9,600,000.00 T   Not available Not available
22-1517 336. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsDiscussion and action on the award of Task Order 11 for Solicitation 2021-0811, Greater El Paso Landfill Truck Scale Replacement to Veliz Construction for a total estimated award of $830,919.18.   Not available Not available
22-1373 137. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 1 through 16, Block 36, East El Paso, 3200 and 3230 Durazno Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to G-MU (General Mixed Use) and approving a master zoning plan. 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: 3200 and 3230 Durazno Ave. Applicant: Spaghetti Bowl Properties, LLC, PZRZ22-00025   Not available Not available
22-1516 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign an amendment to a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between the CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS and 1 TEXAS TOWER, LLC and HOTEL DULCINEA, LLC to support and facilitate the development of a hotel, which includes the redevelopment, rehabilitation and improvement of the downtown building commonly known as the Texas Tower, located at 109 North Oregon Street, El Paso, Texas 79901. The amendment requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $20 million.   Not available Not available
22-1515 139. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution of the City Council of the City of El Paso nominating El Paso Healthcare System, Ltd.(Las Palmas Medical Center) as a Texas State Enterprise Zone Project. If designated, El Paso Healthcare System, Ltd will invest over $6 million to update the primary surgery unit, cardiology department, and nursing department at its Las Palmas Medical Center facility located at 1801 North Oregon St., El Paso, Texas 79902; and retain 503 full-time positions and create an additional 10 fulltime positions at that location over the term of the project’s designation.   Not available Not available
22-1518 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action requesting City Council support for the staff recommended project selected to submit for the FY 2022 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program.   Not available Not available
22-1510 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the application of Texas Gas Service Company, A Division of ONE Gas Inc., to Increase Gas Utility Rates within the City of El Paso.   Not available Not available
22-1505 133. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Discussion and action on the request that the City Manager be authorized to sign an agreement to provide baseline physical exams services for the City’s Fire Department between the City of El Paso (“City”) and Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers; contract 2023-0183 Baseline Physical Exams for Firefighters for a six (6) month term from the date this Agreement is approved by the City Council, for a total amount of $645,862.50. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract for a six-month period is as follows: An increase of $285,951.96, which represents a 79.45% increase due to higher rates for testing. This is a Non-Competitive, service contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and the Fire Departments recommend award as indicated to Occupational Health Centers of the Southwest, P.A. dba Concentra Medical Centers. Additionally, it is requested that the City Attorney's Office review and that the C   Not available Not available