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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/7/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
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24-623 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of April 9, 2024, the Regular City Council Meeting of April 23, 2024, the Agenda Review Meeting of April 22, 2024, and the Work Session of April 22, 2024.   Not available Video Video
24-55 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
24-622 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign a Standstill Extension Agreement between the City of El Paso; the U.S. General Services Administration (“GSA”); the El Paso Infrastructure Collaborative, LLC (“EPIC”); and the Jose and Carmen Silva Family Limited Partnership (“Silva FLP”), preserving the terms and conditions of the existing lease and sublease agreements between the parties regarding the properties adjacent to the Stanton International Bridge (the “Stanton DCL Properties”); and extending the Standstill Agreement previously entered into by the parties for a period ending upon the earlier of the GSA’s acquisition of Stanton DCL Properties or May 18, 2025.   Not available Video Video
24-621 14. ResolutionsThat the Planning and Inspections liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved (See Attachment A).   Not available Video Video
24-610 25. ResolutionsA Resolution approving the 2012-2022 updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the City of El Paso, Texas (“the Plan”) to be officially adopted with the following amendments: (1) The City’s Mission Statement is to be added, (2) The Plan is extended for an additional twelve (12) months to allow additional time to adopt a new Plan.   Not available Video Video
24-571 16. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and City of San Elizario, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to City of San Elizario.   Not available Video Video
24-574 17. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and Village of Vinton, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to Village of Vinton   Not available Video Video
24-575 18. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and City of Anthony, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to City of Anthony.   Not available Video Video
24-604 19. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and Town of Horizon City, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to Town of Horizon City.   Not available Video Video
24-615 110. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and Town of Clint, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to Town of Clint.   Not available Video Video
24-643 111. Board AppointmentsElizabeth Thurmond-Bengtson to the Zoning Board of Adjustment as a Regular Member by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
24-630 112. Board AppointmentsLuis Terrazas to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Video Video
24-652 113. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions by Representative Cassandra Hernandez in the amounts of $500 from Scott Lynch and $1,000 from Raul Hernandez.   Not available Video Video
24-620 114. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe 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: Request that the Managing Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue Purchase Order(s) to increase contract 2022-0850 Veterinary Medical Supplies (Re-Bid III) to Manuel Talamantes, III dba El Paso Veterinary Supply. This change order will increase referenced contract by $271,288.87 for a total estimated amount not to exceed $1,436,572.99. This change order will consider manufacturer's price increases due to the volatility of the pharmaceutical market. Contract Variance: Not Applicable. Department: Animal Services Award to: Manuel Talamantes, III dba El Paso Veterinary Supply City & State: El Paso, TX Current Contract Estimated Amount: $1,165,284.12 Change Order Award: $271,288.87 Total estimated Amount not to Exceed: $1,436,572.99 Account(s): 225 - 2580 - 25120 - 531120 Funding Source(s): Animal Services Fund District(s): All This was a Low Bid Award - unit pri   Not available Video Video
24-651 215. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution recognizing Correctional Officers for their service and dedication to maintaining safe and secure correctional facilities and declares the second week in May as “Correctional Officers Week.”   Not available Video Video
24-655 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution that expresses gratitude for Matthew Robert Tanner’s exceptional volunteer service and his demonstration of how volunteering can strengthen the bonds between individuals and create a more vibrant and resilient community.   Not available Video Video
24-653 117. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to recognize May 11, 2024 as “Stamp Out Hunger Day”, and challenges the community to beat the 2022 food drive record and make this year’s drive the best and largest one-day food drive in the history of the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
24-644 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution entitled, “Older Americans Month” in order to recognize and honor our elderly and their immense influence on every facet of American society through their wealth of life experience and wisdom.   Not available Video Video
24-654 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to authorize the expenditure of District 6 discretionary funds, in an amount not to exceed $4,000.00 to fund Representative Fierro’s attendance at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) 41st Annual Conference serves a municipal purpose of setting the standard for sound governance and fiscal management and cultivating an environment conducive to strong economic development.   Not available Video Video
24-606 120. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on El Paso Animal Services Medical Operations. [POSTPONED FROM 05-07-2024]   Not available Video Video
24-549 221. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of all of tracts 4C-1 and 4C-1B, Block 52, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-2/sc (Apartment/special contract) and A-2/H/sc (Apartment/Historic/special contract) to C-1/sc (Commercial/special contract) and C-1/H/sc (Commercial/Historic/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: South of La Morenita Circle and West of Socorro Road Applicant: B & B Socorro, LLC., PZRZ23-00028   Not available Video Video
24-657 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 5 (Business License and Permit Regulations), Chapter 5.03 (Amplified Sound Permit), Section 5.03.010 (Compliance Required) to remove the Downtown Management District exemption and Section 5.03.020 (Definitions) to amend the definition of residential property of the El Paso City Code; the penalty as provided in 5.03.130 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
24-616 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title and interest in real property described as The North 140 ft. of Lot 7, Block 4, Buena Vista Addition, El Paso County, Texas, to the City of El Paso (“City”), in accordance with Section 34.05(h) of the Tax Code. Offer originated from The El Paso Municipal Drainage Utility, by and through El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, a component unit of the City of El Paso, a Texas municipal corporation (“EPWater”). [POSTPONED FROM 05-21-2024]   Not available Video Video
24-617 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title and interest in real property described as Tract 2-P-2-B, Block 6, Ascarate Grant, El Paso County, Texas, as described in Volume 2948, Page 1719, Official Records of El Paso County, Texas, to the City of El Paso (“City”), in accordance with Section 34.05(h) of the Tax Code. Offer originated from The El Paso Municipal Drainage Utility, by and through El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board, a component unit of the City of El Paso, a Texas municipal corporation (“EPWater”). [POSTPONED FROM 05-21-2024]   Not available Video Video
24-627 125. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: (2.1 Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities). Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0117 Police Uniforms to Bazaar Uniforms and Men’s Store LLC for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $957,000.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $638,000.00. The total contract time is for five (5) years for a total estimated amount of $1,595,000.00. This contract will replenish uniforms for the City of El Paso Police Department. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $595,000.00; which represents a 59.50% increase due to increased pricing and the addition of Code Enforcement Unit. Department: Police Department Award to: Bazaar Uniforms and Men’s Store LLC. City & State: El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option Term: 2 Years Total Contract Time: 5 Years Annual Estimated Award: $319,000.00 Initial Term Estimated Award   Not available Video Video
24-629 126. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: (2.5 Take proactive approaches to prevent fire/medical incidents and lower regional risk). Award Summary: Discussion and action on the Request that the Managing Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue Purchase Order(s) for Solicitation 2024-0275 Maintenance Repair to Life Technologies Corporation the authorized service provider for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $154,187.52. This contract is necessary to uphold the warranty service agreement for the ABI and Quantstudio existing equipment, ensuring optimal operation. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An annual increase of $7,306.04 which represents 16.57%. This is due to increased prices for services and an extension in the period of service from a one-year term to a three-year term of service. Department: Public Health Award to: Life Technologies Corporation City & State: Carlsbad, CA Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option Term: NA Total    Not available Video Video
24-638 127. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 8.1 Deliver prevention, intervention and mobilization services to promote a healthy, productive and safe community. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0285 Janitorial Services to Bella Luna Engineering & Building Maintenance for a term of three (3) year for an estimated amount of $1,097,507.16. This contract will provide daily janitorial services across multiple clinics and location for the Department of Public Health. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $407,284.56, representing a 59.01% increase due to additional locations and current wage market. Department: Public Health Award to: Bella Luna Engineering & Building Maintenance City & State: El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option Term: N/A Annual Estimated Award: $365,835.72 Total Estimated Award: $1,097,507.16 Account (s): 341-1000-41160-522060 341-1000-41130-522060 341-2140-41240-522060-P41A- GT4124GAF 341-2140-41240-522060-P41   Not available Video Video
24-631 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $75,200,000 to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized City officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
24-632 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $40,480,000 to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City for debt service savings; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized City officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
24-633 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance establishing a water and sewer utility system extendable commercial paper program and authorizing the issuance of program obligations in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $300,000,000 outstanding at any one time, prescribing the terms, features and characteristics of such obligations; making certain covenants and agreements in connection therewith; providing for the payment of the obligations; resolving other matters related thereto, including approval of a dealer agreement and issuing and paying agent agreement; and providing an effective date.   Not available Video Video
24-634 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $303,000,000 to refund certain system extendable commercial paper notes; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized city officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
24-625 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2024 for debt service savings in an aggregate original principal amount of the Bonds not to exceed $88,050,000; levying a continuing direct annual ad valorem tax for the payment of such Bonds; and resolving other matters which are necessary to effectuate such issuance; including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of such Bonds to an authorized City official within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
24-624 133. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the defeasance and redemption of certain outstanding obligations of the City; approving and authorizing the execution of an agreement for the deposit of funds in an amount sufficient to defease and redeem such obligations in an aggregate principal amount of $11,820,000; resolving other matters incident and related thereto; and providing an effective date.   Not available Video Video
24-561 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the following provisions of the El Paso City Code Title 15 (Public Services), Chapter 15.22 (Water and Wastewater Impact Fees): Section 15.22.060 (Land Use Assumptions and Service Area) and Section 15.22.070 (Capital Improvement Plan) to update dates; Section 15.22.100 (Maximum Fee and Actual Fee to be Assessed) to update water and wastewater impact fee per service unit; and Appendix B (Impact Fee Assessment Schedules) to update the water and wastewater schedule.   Not available Video Video
24-480 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 12-B, Block 24, Socorro Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to M-1 (Light Manufacturing), and imposing a condition. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning request is based on the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendment (PLCP24-00001) request of Plan El Paso, the City’s adopted comprehensive plan. Subject Property: South of Winn Rd. and East of Southside Rd. Applicant: City of El Paso - El Paso Water, PZRZ23-00012   Not available Video Video
24-484 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) contained in “Plan El Paso” for the properties legally described as a portion of Tract 12-B, Block 24, Socorro Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from O-1, Preserve to G-7, Industrial and/or Railyards. Subject Property: South of Winn Rd. and East of Southside Rd. Applicant: City of El Paso - El Paso Water, PLCP24-00001   Not available Video Video
24-486 137. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST23-00009, to allow for Infill Development with a reduction in rear yard setback and side street yard setback and 85% parking reduction on the property described as a portion of Lots 14, 15, and 16, Block 118, Supplemental Map No. 1 of East El Paso Addition, 1205 N. Copia 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 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: 1205 N. Copia Applicant: Victor Robles, PZST23-00009   Not available Video Video
24-487 138. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the property described as Tracts 407 and 408, Sunrise Acres #1, 8935 Mercury Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to S-D (Special Development), pursuant to Section 20.10.360 and approving a detailed site development plan with reduction to side yard setback pursuant to Section 20.04.150 and 20.10.360 of the El Paso City Code to allow for a single-family dwelling and a triplex 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: 8935 Mercury Street Applicant: Gary L. Herman and Shawn M. Schulz, PZRZ23-00026   Not available Video Video
24-488 139. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tracts 63 and 64, Cinecue Park Subdivision, 471 Fresno Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to R-3 (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: 471 Fresno Drive Applicant: Jose Angel Avila and Jacqueline Avila, PZRZ23-00030   Not available Video Video
24-594 240. OrdinancesAn Ordinance approving the adoption of an ad valorem property tax exemption for qualified commercial child-care facilities and amending Title 3 (Revenue and Finance) of the El Paso Municipal Code, Chapter 3.04 (Property Taxes) by adding section 3.04.042 (Exemption- Child-care facilities) for entities that qualify under the current code. This Ordinance shall be effective January 1, 2024 upon adoption by the City Council of the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
24-566 141. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 16143 relating to Fines, Fees and Penalties in effect in the El Paso City Code to add authorization for a fee for Library Cards and Enhanced Library Cards.   Not available Video Video
24-560 142. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution amending Schedule C to include the fees for the Enhanced Library Card Fee, the Enhanced Library Card Replacement Fee, and the Kit Replacement Fee as described on Exhibit A attached to the Resolution.   Not available Video Video
24-642 143. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso (the “City”) and the El Paso County (the “County”). The City has initiated an Enhanced Library Card Project and the City and County desire to expand the jurisdiction that has access to an Enhanced Library Card and library services. The Agreement sets out the County pays the enhanced library card fee for those County residents outside the City of El Paso and sharing the cost of one employee that will be hired for the Enhanced Library Card Project. The term of the Agreement is for five years with the ability to be extended for five additional one year term extensions. In addition, the City Manager or designee is authorized to execute any necessary documents to carry out the agreement.   Not available Video Video
24-626 144. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the Mayor be authorized to sign an Agreement between the City of El Paso and the United States Department of Transportation to receive a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant for the Ysleta Port of Entry Pedestrian and Site Improvements in the estimated total project cost amount of FOURTEEN MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY DOLLARS AND NO/100 ($14,830,130.00) and to authorize the City Manager to make all necessary budget transfers prior to the execution of the project, provided such documents are provided by the City Attorney’s office as to form and comply with department policies and procedures.   Not available Video Video
24-635 145. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to make necessary budget transfers and execute necessary documents to reprogram funding from the Citywide Wayfinding Project, in the amount of $2,740,386.42, for use in the Sun City Lights Program, and authorizing the City Manager to direct staff to complete the following pending projects: 1. District 2: Piedras St. Reconstruction Phase 2: Urban Pocket Park and Art installation; 2. Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Boundary: Phase 2 improvements: Wayfinding signs, Art Lighting at Raynolds underpass, Art Murals; 3. District 6: Dick Shinaut Park: Improvements and light installations; 4. District 7: Pueblo Viejo Park: Pedestrian Improvements and light installations   Not available Video Video
24-636 146. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a First Amendment to the Subrecipient Agreement by and between the City of El Paso, a municipal corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas, and FAB LAB EL PASO, a 501(c)(3) Texas non-profit organization for the continuation of the Additive Technician Master Badge - 3D Printing Program and the establishment of a Digital Discovery Program and Software Development + AI Integration Learning Pathway Program and increasing the Funding Amount by $250,011 to a total not to exceed $550,011.   Not available Video Video
24-628 147. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign the Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment to the Standard Form of Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and Dantex General Contractors, Inc. for construction of 2023-0055R, El Paso Fire Department Special Operations Division Station establishing, among other provisions, the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project in the amount of $21,734,150.00; the Construction Manager’s Fee in the amount of $941,889.00, which is included in the Guaranteed Maximum Price; the time for completion of the project; and liquidated damages amounts.   Not available Video Video
24-639 148. Other BusinessPresentation and introduction to the 50th year (2024-2025) Annual Action Plan for the following Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for People with Aids (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. Following this introduction, a 30-day public comment period will commence, after which the Final Annual Action Plan will be presented to Council for approval.   Not available Video Video