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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: *** REVISED ***
Meeting date/time: 1/3/2023 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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23-29 11. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the election of Mayor Pro Tempore and Alternate Mayor Pro Tempore.   Not available Not available
23-31 12. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution adopting the Rules of Order for City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
23-26 13. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of December 13, 2022, the Agenda Review Meeting of December 12, 2022, and the Work Session of December 12, 2022.   Not available Not available
23-25 14. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Not available
22-1613 15. ResolutionsThat the Planning & Inspection liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment A).   Not available Not available
23-01 26. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment B).   Not available Not available
23-21 17. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign the second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement between the City of El Paso and Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. on behalf of attorney Sarah Glaser for the provision of on-call fact finding investigations for an amount not to exceed $150,000.   Not available Not available
23-20 18. ResolutionsThat the City Council approve a change order in the amount of $181,778.57 to J.A.R. Concrete, Inc. DBA J.A.R. Construction Inc. for the "Trowbridge Drive Improvements Contract 2022-0377”, increasing the contract price from $891,196.90 to $1,122,889.30. The increase is for the cost associated with additional scope including the construction of the mid-blocks (bulb-outs) and additional irrigation and landscaping.   Not available Not available
23-27 29. Board AppointmentsMarco A. Covarrubias to the Ethics Review Commission by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
23-19 110. 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 C).   Not available Not available
23-04 111. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contribution by Representative Joe Molinar in the amount of $1,000.00 from JP & Mary Jon Bryan.   Not available Not available
23-34 212. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Award Summary: Request that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Professional Service Agreement for Psychological Examination and Services No. 2022-0545R for the Fire Department by and between the City of El Paso and Integrity Employee Assistance, Inc., dba WellConnect, a Texas Corporation for a term of 36 months from the effective date of the Agreement and an option to extend for an additional 24 months, which may be exercised by the City Manager administratively, to be compensated on a per examination basis, for an estimated contract amount of $99,225.00 for the initial term and an estimated additional $66,150.00 if the option to extend is exercised. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $24,225.00 for the initial term, which represents a 32.30% increase due to additional services required under this contract. Department: Fire Vendor: Integrity Employee Assistance, Inc., dba WellConnect El Pas   Not available Not available
23-39 113. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City of El Paso re-evaluate and repurpose as appropriate the now-insufficient funds for constructing a new Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center, any sports facility or other building within the area bounded by West Overland Avenue to the north, South Santa Fe Street to the east, West Paisano Drive to the south, and Leon Street to the west and that no buildings within this area be condemned or demolished; and to begin examining the use of these funds specific to what the voters approved within existing City facilities that may be renovated or upgraded to honor the will of the voters.   Not available Not available
23-39 113. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City of El Paso re-evaluate and repurpose as appropriate the now-insufficient funds for constructing a new Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center, any sports facility or other building within the area bounded by West Overland Avenue to the north, South Santa Fe Street to the east, West Paisano Drive to the south, and Leon Street to the west and that no buildings within this area be condemned or demolished; and to begin examining the use of these funds specific to what the voters approved within existing City facilities that may be renovated or upgraded to honor the will of the voters.   Not available Not available
23-40 114. Operational Focus UpdatesDiscussion and action on the presentation providing prefinal results of the Multipurpose Arts and Performance Center Programming and Feasibility Study.   Not available Not available
23-11 115. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation, discussion and action by the City Manager’s Office and Office of Emergency Management providing information on key activities, efforts, and processes related to the migrant crisis. [POSTPONED FROM 01-03-2023]   Not available Not available
23-10 216. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion by the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Cross-Functional Team providing information on key activities, efforts, and processes. 1. Overview (Tommy Gonzalez) 2. City Attorney Overview (Karla Nieman) a) State Disaster Declaration b) Emergency Ordinances c) Greg Abbott, in his official capacity as Governor of Texas v. City of El Paso & Statewide Mask Mandate Litigation d) Additional Updates 3. Team Lead Report: a) Health Focus (Hector Ocaranza, M.D.) i. COVID-19 Update ii. Influenza Update iii. RSV Update 4. City Manager Wrap-up (Tommy Gonzalez) [POSTPONED FROM 01-03-2023]   Not available Not available
23-38 117. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on Community Cats. [POSTPONED FROM 01-03-2023]   Not available Not available
23-24 118. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance extending Emergency Ordinance No. 019333 authorizing the City Manager to assign personnel and resources to assist in addressing the humanitarian and public safety crisis resulting from a mass migration through El Paso.   Not available Not available
23-22 119. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance re-enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 extending a Disaster Declaration due to a Public Health Emergency.   Not available Not available
23-23 120. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance re-enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019036 instituting emergency measures, as re-enacted, restated and amended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019151; and further re-enacted and amended by Emergency Ordinance Nos. 019156, 019169, 019191 and 019284; penalty as provided in Section 8.   Not available Not available
23-32 121. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance re-enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019241; allowing temporary uses on the public right of way and private property by suspending various city ordinances; Penalty as provided in Section 6.   Not available Not available
23-13 122. 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 2023-0024 Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Lubricants, Transmission and Hydraulic Oils & Fluids to MJ Mader Enterprises, Inc. dba Bio-Dyne Chemical Company for an initial one (1) year term for an estimated amount of $800,429.20. The award also includes a one (1) year option for an estimated amount of $800,429.20. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option, for a total of two (2) years, for an estimated amount of $1,600,858.40. This contract will allow for the purchase of lubricants for the Fleet Division. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor MJ Mader Enterprises, Inc. dba Bio-Dyne Chemical Company El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 1 year Option to Extend: 1 year Annual Estimated Award: $800,429.20 Initial Term Estimated Award: $800,429.20 (1 year) Total Estimated Award: $1,600,858.40 (2 years) Account No.: 532 - 3600 - 531240 - 37020 - P3701 Funding Sourc   Not available Not available
22-1595 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Franchise for STAR Inc., d/b/a Revive Mobile Health, to operate a non-emergency ambulance transfer service.   Not available Not available
22-1584 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance vacating a portion of Oregon Street located between Block 5 and Block 6, Mills Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Applicant: Kress Tunnel, LLC, SURW22-00009   Not available Not available
22-1584 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance vacating a portion of Oregon Street located between Block 5 and Block 6, Mills Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Applicant: Kress Tunnel, LLC, SURW22-00009   Not available Not available
23-16 1EX1. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric Company to Change Rates for Rate Schedule No. 11, Time-of-Day Municipal Pumping Service, to Correct an Error, Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 54476. Matter No. 21-1008-203 (551.071)   Not available Not available
23-17 1EX2. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric Company for Approval of Limited Code of Conduct Waivers and Associated Amendments to its Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan, Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 54383. Matter No. 21-1008-204 (551.071) [POSTPONED FROM 01-03-2023]   Not available Not available
23-18 1EX3. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric Company for a 10MW Community Solar Expansion and Authority to Modify Schedule No. CS Community Solar Rate, Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 54403. Matter No. 21-1008-205 (551.071)   Not available Not available
23-29 11. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the election of Mayor Pro Tempore and Alternate Mayor Pro Tempore.   Not available Not available
23-29 11. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the election of Mayor Pro Tempore and Alternate Mayor Pro Tempore.   Not available Not available
23-39 113. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City of El Paso re-evaluate and repurpose as appropriate the now-insufficient funds for constructing a new Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center, any sports facility or other building within the area bounded by West Overland Avenue to the north, South Santa Fe Street to the east, West Paisano Drive to the south, and Leon Street to the west and that no buildings within this area be condemned or demolished; and to begin examining the use of these funds specific to what the voters approved within existing City facilities that may be renovated or upgraded to honor the will of the voters.   Not available Not available
22-1595 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Franchise for STAR Inc., d/b/a Revive Mobile Health, to operate a non-emergency ambulance transfer service.   Not available Not available