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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/21/2023 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
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Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: 11-21-2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes 11-21-2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes Meeting Extra1: Not available  
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23-1481 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meetings of October 24, 2023 and November 7, 2023.   Not available Video Video
23-135 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
23-1525 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Air Cargo Building Lease Agreement, by and between the City of El Paso, Texas, (“Lessor”), and The University of Texas at El Paso (“UTEP”) (“Lessee”), for warehouse space, loading dock, and to use a portion of the parking area and roadway, located at and in front of and adjacent to 6411 Convair Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas in Air Cargo Center Building #2, for a month to month lease not to exceed twelve months, with a monthly fee of $830.00.   Not available Video Video
23-1526 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee be authorized to sign an Air Cargo Building Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and Blue Origin, LLC, a Washington limited liability company (“Lessee”), for office and warehouse space, storage space, loading dock, and vehicle parking space located at the Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry Blvd., Suites A and B, El Paso, Texas (the “Lease”); and the City Manager is further authorized to execute for and on behalf of Lessor any and all other instruments and documents contemplated by or related to the Lease, including the related broker agreement between the City of El Paso and CBRE, Inc. and Kidder Matthews, Inc., provided that there is no modification to rental due under the Lease or the term of the Lease, or any modification to the broker’s agreement.   Not available Video Video
23-1508 15. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved (See Attachment A).   Not available Video Video
23-1551 16. Board Re-AppointmentsEdmundo Rodriguez to the City Accessibility Advisory Committee by Representative Chris Canales, District 8.   Not available Video Video
23-1549 17. Board AppointmentsIsaac H. Harder to the Historic Landmark Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Video Video
23-1553 18. Board AppointmentsHeidi Avedician to the Zoning Board of Adjustment by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3, as a regular appointment.   Not available Video Video
23-1556 19. Board AppointmentsLuis Mata to the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Video Video
23-1543 110. Notice for NotationAccept the donation of 20 turkeys for District 3 Holiday Community Initiative to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to families in financial hardship within the community.   Not available Video Video
23-1544 111. Notice for NotationAccept the donation of $3,500 from Marathon Refinery to go toward a holiday toy drive for the children of the Marmolejo affordable income housing complex.   Not available Video Video
23-1519 112. Notice for NotationFor notation only, the P-Card Transactions for the period of September 21 - October 20, 2023 for Mayor, City Council Representatives, City Attorney’s Office, City Manager’s Office and staff.   Not available Video Video
23-1511 113. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 7.5 Set one standard for infrastructure across the city. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2023-0675 Dodge Chrysler Parts and Service (Re-Bid) to Driveway Autos, LLC dba Viva Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $105,000.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $70,000.00. The total contract time is for five (5) years for a total estimated amount of $175,000.00. This contract will be utilized to support the repairs of all Chrysler manufactured vehicles and equipment in the City’s inventory. The majority of these vehicles are assigned to El Paso Police Department’s marked and unmarked inventory. This contract will be used to support EPPD’s daily operations to maintain safe neighborhoods. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $15,000.00, which represents a 16.67% increase due to additional time added to the contract. Department: Streets and Maintenance Aw   Not available Video Video
23-1423 114. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 8.3 Enhance animal services to ensure El Paso’s pets are provided a safe and healthy environment. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2023-0623 Animal Narcotics to Midwest Veterinary Supply, Inc., for a term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $376,118.97. This contract will allow the Animal Services department to purchase narcotic medications to treat shelter animals. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: There was an increase of $262,678.86 which represents 231.56%. This is due to the addition of new medications and an increase in the price of medications. Department: Animal Services Vendor: Midwest Veterinary Supply, Inc. Lakeville, MN Item(s): All Term: 3 Years Annual Estimated Award: $ 125,372.99 Total Estimated Award: $ 376,118.97 (3 Years) Account No.: 225-531120-2580-25120 Funding Source: Clinical Medical Supplies District(s): All This is a Low Bid, unit price contract. The Pur   Not available Video Video
23-1542 115. Members of the City CouncilPresentation and discussion by the El Paso Police Department on a strategic public safety plan to address incidents in and around the entertainment venues and house parties. [POSTPONED FROM 11-21-2023]   Not available Video Video
23-1546 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution for the City to recognize El Paso County Veteran of the Year, Donna Juarez Sample for her unwavering dedication to the military community and commend her for tireless advocacy of service members, veterans, and their families.   Not available Video Video
23-1545 117. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to review parking accessibility at City senior centers to include the availability of wheelchair ramps and number of disabled parking spots and to direct the City Manager to direct staff to update City Code to reflect the necessary accommodations required for ample parking accessibility at senior centers.   Not available Video Video
23-1550 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution recognizing November as Epilepsy Awareness Month.   Not available Video Video
23-1552 119. Members of the City CouncilPresentation by local non-profit Project Regeneración regarding their concept for the restoration of Duranguito.   Not available Video Video
23-1319 220. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending various sections of Title 20 (Zoning), Appendix A (Table of Permissible Uses), and Appendix B (Table of Density and Dimensional Standards) to adopt the Union Plaza Architectural and Design Guidelines and Update References. The penalty is as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
23-1510 121. Operational Focus UpdatesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a contract of sale with Wurldwide LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company for the sale of approximately 1,039 acres of property situated in Section 3, Block 80, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railroad Survey, Abstract No. 2381 and Section 4, Block 80, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railroad Survey, Abstract No. 9862, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas further being portions of tracts of land described in deeds to City of El Paso recorded in Volume 1176, Page 504, and Volume 1186, Page 178, Deed Records, El Paso County, Texas; known as tax parcels 78427 and 13470.   Not available Video Video
23-1498 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.041 (Schedule IV A-Parking Prohibited during certain hours- school days only, subsection B: No Parking, 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, School Days Only), to add Items 4. 2600 Tierra Cadiz Ct. from John Hayes St. to Tierra Murcia St.   Not available Video Video
23-1516 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance to amend Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.200 (Schedule XVII - restrictions on Parking in Residential Districts) of the City Code, TO ADD under Subsection N (No Parking, 7:00am to 5:00pm, school days only) TO ADD ITEM 17. Tierra Murcia Street between Tierra Bilbao Drive and Charles Foster Avenue, both sides; to ADD ITEM 18. Petralia Avenue between Tierra Murcia Street and Wilhoit Place, both sides; TO ADD ITEM 19. Tierra Oviedo Avenue between Tierra Murcia Street and Wilhoit Place, both sides; TO ADD ITEM 20. Wilhoit Place between Ciambriello Avenue and Petralia Avenue, west side only; TO ADD ITEM 21. Tierra Gijon Place between Tierra Bilbao Drive and Ciambriello Avenue, west side only; TO ADD ITEM 22. Tierra Malaga Place between Tierra Bilbao Drive and Ciambriello Avenue, both sides; TO ADD ITEM 23. Tierra Bilbao Drive between Tierra Murcia Street and Tierra Gijon Place, both sides; TO ADD ITEM 24. Ciambriello Avenue between Tierra Murcia Street and Tierra Gijon Place, both sides; TO ADD ITEM 25. Ciambriello Avenue between Wilhoi   Not available Video Video
23-1456 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance designating a certain area as a reinvestment zone for commercial/industrial tax abatement in the City of El Paso, Texas, to be known as City of El Paso Reinvestment Zone No. 1; establishing the boundaries thereof; and providing for an effective date.   Not available Video Video
23-1372 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST23-00010, to allow for a planned residential development on the property described as a portion of Lot 10 and 11, Block 4, Silverwood Subdivision and Tract 18A-1-A, Upper Valley Subdivision, 223 Silverwood Way, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.470 of the El Paso City Code. The penalty is as provided for 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: 223 Silverwood Way Applicant: Scott Lychwick, PZST23-00010   Not available Video Video
23-1374 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST23-00007, to allow for infill development with reductions to side and rear yard setbacks, a 72% parking reduction, and an 85% density increase on the property described as being the south 75 feet of Lots 1, 2 and 3, and the south 75 feet of the west 15 feet of Lot 4, Block 32, Franklin Heights Addition, 150 Brown Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to section 20.10.280 Infill Development of the El Paso City Code. The penalty is being as provided for 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: 150 Brown St. Applicant: Opportunity Center for the Homeless, PZST23-00007   Not available Video Video
23-1379 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the north 158 feet of Tract 187 and the north 158 feet of the east 90 feet of Tract 188, Sunrise Acres No. 1, 8687 Gateway South Boulevard, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to C-2 (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: 8687 Gateway South Boulevard Applicant: Curtis Hammock, PZRZ23-00008   Not available Video Video
23-1386 328. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 7B, and Tract 8, Block 52, Ysleta Grant, 9614 Socorro Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) and R-F/H (Ranch and Farm/Historic) to C-4 (Commercial) and C-4/H (Commercial/Historic), and imposing conditions. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of 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: 9614 Socorro Road Applicant: Octavio Saavedra, PZRZ22-00003   Not available Video Video
23-1387 229. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting special permit No. PZST23-00002, to allow for infill development with reductions to lot depth, area, and setbacks standards on the property described as Lots 31 & 32, Block 130, East El Paso Addition, 1408 & 1410 N. Grama Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.280 Infill Development of the El Paso City Code. The penalty being as provided 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: 1408 & 1410 N. Grama Street Applicant: Juan Martinez & Olga G. Martinez, PZST23-00002   Not available Video Video
23-1418 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.20 (Historic Landmark Preservation), Section 20.20.080 (Alterations and changes to landmarks and H-overlay properties) to delete section 20.20.080(A)(1). The penalty is as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
23-1460 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 5 (Business License and Permit Regulations) to create Chapter 5.19 (Signage for Single-user Restrooms) and subsections thereunder in the El Paso City Code relating to signage for single-user restrooms; and creating a penalty.   Not available Video Video
23-1447 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title and interest to Watermill Express, LLC, to the following and described parcel: 0.16 Acre, More or Less, Out of Tract 5-B, Block 40, Ysleta Grant, An Addition to The City of El Paso, Texas, Being More Particularly Described in Volume 312, Page 1066, Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas. In accordance with Section 34.05 (h) of the Tax Code, Section 34.05 (h) permits the City to sell a property for the total amount of the judgment and the sale of the property does not require the consent of each taxing entity entitled to receive proceeds from the sale.   Not available Video Video
23-1509 133. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to effectuate the purchase and closing of real property, consisting of approximately 24 acres of land located within El Paso County, described as a portion of the S/2 NW/4 of Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, T & P RR Surveys, El Paso County, Texas, for the purchase price of $8,900,000. Further, the City Manager or designee is authorized to: (1) execute a Contract of Sale with Samaniego Joint Venture for the purchase of the property, (2) sign any and all documents related and/or necessary to effectuate the purchase and closing of the property, (3) exercise all rights and obligations as provided in the Contract of Sale, (4) sign any documents necessary to effectuate any rights or obligations in relation to the purchase and closing of the property, and (5) make any necessary budget transfers to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.   Not available Video Video
23-1524 234. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to effectuate the listed budget transfers, attached to the Resolution as Exhibit A, for the El Paso International Airport as necessary to execute the approved Capital Improvement Plan in FY 2024. [POSTPONED FROM 11-21-2023]   Not available Video Video