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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: *** REVISED ***
Meeting date/time: 1/19/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-84 21. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 5, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-42 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment by the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), Lomeli Investments, LLC (“Assignor”) and Americas Compliance Training and Drug Testing, LLC (“Assignee”) for property described as Lots 8, Block 7, El Paso International Airport Tracts, Unit 2, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, also known as 7501 Lockheed, El Paso, Texas. The remaining lease term is 36 years and 5 months with two (2) five-year options. The site is 30,825 SF at $0.5191 per SF and the annual rent is $16,001.26. The lease agreement expires July 24, 2057 with option to extend to July 24, 2067.   Not available Not available
21-45 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment by the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), EWM P1, LLC (“Assignor”) and UW CMC, LLC (“Assignee”) for property described as a portion of Butterfield Trail Aviation Park, Unit Two Replat “A” an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso County Texas, commonly known as 3640 Global Reach Drive, El Paso, Texas. The remaining lease term is 26 years and 9 months with three (3) five-year options. The lease is for 273,830.0 square feet. The annual rent is $37,716.82. The lease agreement expires October 31, 2047 with option to extend to October 31, 2062.   Not available Not available
21-46 15. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment of Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Lease by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), TV6-W Holdings, LLC (“Assignee”) for property described as Lot 1, Block 11, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit Two, Foreign Trade Zone No. 68, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas municipally known and numbered as 25 Butterfield Trail Blvd., El Paso, Texas. The remaining lease term is 24 years with two (2) five-year options. The site is 119,907 square feet at $0.20 per square feet and the annual rent is $23,981.40. All other terms and conditions remain the same.   Not available Not available
21-50 16. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign the First Amendment to the September 1, 1972 Lease between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and El Paso Independent School District (“Lessee”) for the property described as Lots 8 and 9, Block 2-C; Lots 1,2,13, the north 77 feet of Lot 12 and the south ½ of Lot 14, all of Block 3, El Paso International Airport Tracts, El Paso International Airport, El Paso, Texas also known as 6531 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas. The Rights Upon Expiration are amended to allow the asphalt and landscaping in the excepted area to remain. Improvements outside the excepted area will be removed at expiration of the lease. EPISD is required to perform an environmental site assessment of the removed and excepted areas. If remediation is required, EPISD will remediate the areas.   Not available Not available
21-52 17. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign the First Amendment to the May 1, 1980 Lease between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and El Paso Independent School District (“Lessee”) for the property described as a portion of Lot 10 and all of 11, Block 2-C;, El Paso International Airport Tracts, Unit 4, El Paso, Texas also known as 6531 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas. The legal description is revised to a portion of Lot 10 from all of Lot 10. Additionally, the Rights Upon Expiration are amended to allow the asphalt and landscaping in the excepted area to remain. Improvements outside the excepted area will be removed at expiration of the lease. EPISD is required to perform an environmental site assessment of the removed and excepted areas. If remediation is required, EPISD will remediate the areas.   Not available Not available
21-44 18. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to execute a Contract with Maria Ramirez, Judge of the Municipal Court of Appeals, to provide reasonable compensation to the Judge to cover her own clerical support and other administrative requirements for the administration of the court. The contract is for $2,000 per month ($24,000 per year), totaling $96,000 over the 4-year term of the contract.   Not available Not available
19-851 19. ResolutionsA Resolution approving a Detailed Site Development Plan for a portion of Tract 1, Block 5 and a Portion of Tract 1, Block 6, Christy Tract, 588 South Yarbrough, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.04.150. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed detailed site development plan 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: 588 South Yarbrough Applicant: Sitework Engineering, LLC PZDS20-00026 [POSTPONED FROM 12-08-2020 AND 01-05-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-78 110. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 8.5 - Improve air quality throughout El Paso. That the City Manager be authorized to sign a Consent to Assignment of Contract No. 2016-1241 from Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Inc. (Assignor) to Clean Earth Environmental Solutions, Inc. (“Assignee”) for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Services.   Not available Not available
21-79 111. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic goal is subsection 8.6 - Provide long-term, cost effective, sustainable regional solid waste solution. This is a change order to cover the repair cost for hidden damages discovered when the compactor was dismantled for refurbishment. Request that the Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Wagner Equipment Company dba Wagner Power System, referencing contract 2020-1086 CAT Certified Rebuild on 836 Compactor Unit 08051. This will be a change order to increase the contract by $65,372.56 for a total not to exceed $654,929.96 for the initial term. Department: Environmental Services Award to: Wagner Equipment Company dba Wagner Power System Denver, CO Items: All Term: 1 year Total Estimated Award: $65,372.56 Account No.: 334-34130-3150-P3470-580290-PESD00200 Funding Source: ESD Capital Funds Reference No.: 2020-1086 This is a Change Order for a Sole Source, service contract.   Not available Not available
21-67 112. Special AppointmentsThat the City confirms that Mayor Oscar Leeser is the designated appointee for the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) as described in the TPB bylaws.   Not available Not available
21-60 113. Special AppointmentsThat District 3 Representative Cassandra Hernandez, be appointed as a City Representative to the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) for the Metropolitan Planning Organization to replace former District 4 Representative, Sam Morgan, effective immediately.   Not available Not available
21-89 214. Board Re-AppointmentsStephen Mercer to the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee by Representative Peter Svarzbein, District 1.   Not available Not available
21-94 215. Board Re-AppointmentsLuis Antonio Sandoval to the Civil Service Commission by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Not available
21-88 216. Board Re-AppointmentsManuela “Mannys” Rodriguez to the Community Development Steering Committee by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
21-99 217. Board AppointmentsDavid Ortwein to the El Paso Bond Overview Advisory Committee by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
21-87 218. Board AppointmentsLee Chayes to the Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council by Representative Svarzbein, District 1.   Not available Not available
21-98 219. Board AppointmentsKaren Polanco to the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Not available
21-48 220. 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 exceeding the three (3) year limit. (See Attachment A)   Not available Not available
21-49 121. 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
21-92 222. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contribution by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7: $500.00 from Frank Martinez.   Not available Not available
21-68 123. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 1.5 Stimulate economic growth through transit and bridges integration. Request that the Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc., referencing Contract 2019-794 Single Space Parking Meters. This will be a change order to increase the contract by $154,500.00 for a total amount not to exceed $772,500.00 for the initial term. The change order will cover current expenses and future projects until the end of the term January 19, 2021 to April 29, 2022. Contract Variance: The unit cost for this change order remains the same. There is no variance. Department: International Bridges Award to: Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Total Estimated Amount: $154,500.00 Account No.: Parking Meter Fund Funding Source 532290-564-3300-64850 District(s): 1, 3 & 8 This is a Change Order for a Sole Source, service contract.   Not available Not available
21-64 124. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. This award allows the Police Department to purchase equipment needed to properly and safely dispose of abandoned or seized property items. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2021-0006 Industrial Firearm Metal Shredder to BESA Equipment LLC, for an estimated total award of $82,820.00. The award of this contract allows the Police Department to safely and effectively dispose of abandoned or seized property items. Contract Variance: N/A Department: Police Award to: BESA Equipment LLC Souderton, PA Items: All Total Estimated Award: $82,820.00 Account No.: 321-21270-2812-580070 Funding Source: Confiscated Funds Districts: All This is a Formal Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Police Departments recommend award to BESA Equipment LLC the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.   Not available Not available
21-56 125. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 4.1 - Deliver bond projects impacting quality of life across the city in a timely, efficient manner. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2021-0376 Cleveland Clark Pocket Park Improvements to MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC for an estimated total award of $121,759.29. The projects consist of parkway, landscape and irrigation improvements. Some of the improvements will include new bike racks, new receptacles, benches, and installation of landscape rock, trees and vegetation, and placement of geotextile fabric and rock mulch. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 150 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid: $121,751.29 Total Estimated Award: $121,751.29 Account No.: 471-71240-2400-580270- G7145CD68 Funding Source: Community Development Block Grant District: |910| This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments r   Not available Not available
21-63 126. 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. CFT Operations (Chief Mario D’Agostino) 3. City Attorney Overview (Karla Nieman) a) State Disaster Declarations b) City Attorney's Office COVID-19 Support 4. Team Lead Reports: 1. Health Focus (Hector Ocaranza, M.D.) a) Community Task Force Recommendations Update 2. Vaccination Update (Angela Mora) 3. Testing Recap and Update (Tracey Jerome) 4. Data Analysis (David Coronado) 5. Planning + Infrastructure (Facilities) (Alex Hoffman) 6. Education, Communication and Compliance (Laura Cruz-Acosta, Ellen Smyth, Dionne Mack) 7. Financial Focus (Robert Cortinas) 8. Community Vulnerabilities + Human Services (Nicole Ferrini) 9. Economic Recovery (Jessica Herrera) 10. Operations Focus (Cary Westin)   Not available Video Video
21-83 127. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update - 1st Quarter Financial Report.   Not available Video Video
21-41 128. Operational Focus UpdatesUpdate on the Cite and Release as requested by the City Manager to provide quarterly reports to City Council regarding the cite and release program for the purposes of transparency and to provide data regarding citations being issued and when discretionary arrests are used in lieu of citation. Said reports must be submitted within 45 days after the end of the quarter for 24 months after the implementation of the program. The report should not include any information that would jeopardize any ongoing criminal investigation or prosecution, or include any sensitive, witness, or crime tip information. The report should include the following data for each instance: 1. The documented reason for the stop or arrest; 2. The reason for the discretionary use of arrest (including but not limited to: outstanding warrants, intoxicated individual, uncooperative Individual, not a resident of the County of El Paso, habitual offender); 3. The race and ethnicity of the person; and 4. The general location, such as the region or zip code of the incident   Not available Video Video
21-62 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 17 (Housing), Chapter 17.20 (Fair Housing Ordinance) of the El Paso City Code to amend in its entirety the Chapter to change the word handicap to disability and to include protections against discrimination for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity.   Not available Video Video
21-53 130. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2021-0252 Metro 31 Flood Zone Mitigation to ZTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. for an estimated total award of $1,176,885.77. This award will support the improvements to the commercial development known as Northgate, located at the intersection of Diana and Dyer Street. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: ZTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 300 Consecutive Calenday Days Base Bid I: $1,176,885.77 Total Estimated Award: $1,176,885.77 Account No.: 580010 - 480 - 4930 - 48000 - PEDFY18012 522360 - 480 - 2323 - 48040 - PEDFY18012 580170 - 480 - 4741 - 48040 - PEDFY18012 580160 - 480 - 4741 - 48040 - PEDFY18012 580270 - 480 - 4741 - 48040 - PEDFY18012 Funding Source: 2017 Certificates of Obligation and Economic Development Incentives District(s)   Not available Video Video
21-30 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 14 (Aircraft and Airports) Chapter 14.24 (Commercial Air Carriers Rates and Charges) to add Section 14.24.130 Daily Cargo Parking and Building Use Fee.   Not available Video Video
19-852 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of portion of Tract 4G, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 240, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-4/c (Commercial/conditions) to R-3A/c (Residential/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 adjacent Future Land Use designation south of the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: East of Resler Dr. and South of Woodrow Bean Transmountain Rd. Applicant: CSA Design Group, Inc. c/o Adrian Holguin-Ontiveros PZRZ20-00023 [POSTPONED FROM 01-05-2021]   Not available Video Video
20-57 133. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 15 (Public Services), Chapter 15.08 (Street Rentals), Section 15.08.150 (Shared Mobility Devices), to update permit term and renewal requirements.   Not available Video Video
21-47 134. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that Schedule C, attached to the FY 2021 Budget Resolution and effective September 1, 2020, shall be amended as set forth in Attachment A, to establish the daily cargo parking and building use fee under Section 14.24.130 of the City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-73 135. Other BusinessPresentation and discussion by El Paso Electric to introduce Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Tomblin, and present an overview of El Paso Electric planned activities and goals moving into 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-82 136. Other BusinessDiscussion of a Business Assistance and Recovery program implemented by the Economic and International Development Department. The program provides continued assistance to the local business community.   Not available Video Video
21-72 137. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City of El Paso Incentives Policy - Guidelines and Criteria 2021 attached to Resolution, as Exhibit “A” be adopted as the City of El Paso Incentives Policy.   Not available Video Video
21-65 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the Texas Economic Development Fund Incentive Program - Policy and Guidelines be adopted as the Economic Development Fund contemplated in the January 28, 2020 order issued by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 49849.   Not available Video Video
21-77 139. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager is authorized to sign an Infill 380 Economic Development Program Agreement in a form substantially similar to the attached document by and between CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS and GREAT RIVER COMMERCIAL, LLC. and EPPX MANAGEMENT PROPERTY, LLC. in support of the redevelopment of the property located at 1101-1125 TEXAS AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS 79901.   Not available Video Video
21-75 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Council of the City of El Paso approves of the implementation of the Texas Gas Service Company ("TGS") Application to Implement Initial Rates for a Conservation Adjustment tariff; that the implementation occur on February 23, 2021; and the tariff will be filed once every 3 years on October 15th; and that two full time employees based in El Paso be hired by TGS to administer the program. [POSTPONED FROM 01-19-21]   Not available Video Video
21-71 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and GARVER, LLC, an Arkansas Limited Liability Company, for a project known as “EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TAXIWAY K, K1, K2 AND J RECONFIGURATION”, for an amount not to exceed $786,583.50; and That the City Manager or Designee be authorized to approve up to $50,000.00 in additional services for a total contract amount not to exceed $836,583.50; 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 execution of the Agreement.   Not available Video Video
21-61 242. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a request from Kinective Fitness Club, LLC for City Council to grant an exception from the prohibition of the sale of alcohol beverages within three hundred feet of a public or private school for a fitness gym requesting to sell beer and wine, for the property located at 1020 Belvidere, and legally described as a portion of Lot 1, Block 67-A, Chaparral Park #22, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Video Video
21-70 143. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the City Manager or a designee to enter into contracts and amendments to contracts to carry out the 2021 Public Art Plan.   Not available Video Video
21-66 144. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to sign all contracts, contract amendments and related documents between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas for Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) funds and to sign all contracts, amendments and related documents between the City of El Paso and agencies receiving sub-awards from the City (Sub-Grantee Agencies) for TERAP funds, as well as all certifications, performance reports, and related documents for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and Sub-Grantee Agencies.   Not available Video Video
21-96 245. Members of the City CouncilUpdate and discussion from staff on the El Paso Electric Newman 6 Project and the recent ruling from all interveners to include the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and the impact it will have on the City of El Paso and residents.   Not available Video Video
21-97 2EX1. Executive SessionTovar, Daniel vs. City of El Paso; Matter: 19-1005-1751; (551.071)   Not available Not available
21-93 2EX2. Executive SessionBirds N Beasts Inc. c/o Krathwohl, President; Matter No. 19-1045-096; (551.071)   Not available Not available
21-100 2EX3. Executive SessionEconomic Incentives for a Telecommunications Company located in the City of El Paso. (21-1007-2674) (551.071) (551.087)   Not available Not available
21-101 2EX4. Executive SessionStatus of pending negotiations for several Economic and International Development Department Projects in the City of El Paso. (20-1007-2670) (551.087) (551.071)   Not available Not available