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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/2/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-231 21. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of February 16, 2021, the Agenda Review Minutes of February 15, 2021, the Special Meeting of May 16, 2019, the Work Session of August 19, 2019, and the Work Session of February 15, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-262 13. ResolutionsThat the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and the County of El Paso to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of each party in its provision of the promotion of the region’s tourism, convention, and hotel industry by agreeing to share the expense of underwriting a portion of a nationally televised program highlighting border cuisine.   Not available Not available
21-189 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee is authorized to submit the State Homeland Security Program grant application number 3221405 for the project titled “El Paso-Urban Area Planner” through the Texas Office of the Governor including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, correct, and/or terminate the grant in the amount of $55,473.94 for the period from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022 for an Emergency Management Specialist; and that the City of El Paso shall provide all applicable matching funds for said grant if applicable; and that in the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.   Not available Not available
21-190 15. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee is authorized to submit the State Homeland Security Program grant application number 2951007 for the project titled “Sustainment of Fire Department Special Response Teams” through the Texas Office of the Governor including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, correct, and/or terminate the grant, in the amount of $95,000.00, for the period from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022, for a project that supports a Regional Hazardous Material Team, Urban Search and Rescue Team, and Type III Incident Management Team; and that the City of El Paso shall provide all applicable matching funds for said grant if applicable; and that in the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.   Not available Not available
21-232 16. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or Designee be authorized to sign the First Amendment to the 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) lnterlocal Agreement between the County of El Paso, Texas and the City of El Paso, Texas. The amendment will establish Sub-Recipient Policies and Procedures for the JAG grant awarded to City of El Paso in 2019.   Not available Not available
21-237 17. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or Designee be authorized to sign the First Amendment to the 2020 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) lnterlocal Agreement between the County of El Paso, Texas and the City of El Paso, Texas. The amendment will establish Sub-Recipient Policies and Procedures for the JAG grant awarded to City of El Paso in 2020.   Not available Not available
21-238 18. ResolutionsThat the El Paso City Council authorizes the submission of the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, grant application number 2998207, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “Local Border Security Program FY22” to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $599,982.00, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-239 19. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee be authorized to submit to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, grant/application number 3060706, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “Texas Anti-Gang Program, FY2022” to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $1,250,442.67 no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-225 110. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment A)   Not available Not available
21-243 111. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee is authorized to request grant funding for up to $40,000.00 under the Rio Grande Council of Governments, Request for Applications of the Regional Solid Waste Grants Program and act on behalf of the City of El Paso in all matters related to the grant application and any subsequent grant contract and grant project that may result, to fund the disposal of materials from illegal dumping sites for the amount of funding that is available. That if the project is funded, the City of El Paso will comply with the grant requirements of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State of Texas. That the grant funds and any grant-funded equipment or facilities will be used only for the purposes for which they are intended under the grant. That the grant activities will comply with and support the adopted regional and local solid waste management plans adopted for the geographical area in which the activities are performed.   Not available Not available
21-264 112. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign a Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services by and between the City of El Paso and Sites Southwest, LTD Co., a Texas corporation, for a project known as “NORTHEAST REGIONAL PARK- PHASE II LIGHTED FLAT FIELDS AND DOG PARK”, an amount not to exceed $65,568.12, for additional design and construction phase services attributable to increases in the project scope of work, thereby increasing the contract amount from $414,984.58 to $480,552.70; 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 this agreement.   Not available Not available
21-245 213. ResolutionsThat the City Manager is authorized to sign a Release and Settlement Agreement, in a form substantially similar to the attached, between the City of El Paso (“City”) and AT&T whereby AT&T will credit the City’s account in the amount of $129,388.00 (plus any applicable taxes and surcharges) in settlement of a billing dispute.   Not available Not available
21-277 114. Board Re-AppointmentsJamie Gallagher to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-278 115. Board Re-AppointmentsJ. Edward Moreno to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-279 116. Board Re-AppointmentsWilliam Kell to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-291 117. Board Re-AppointmentsCristina Bringas to the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-292 118. Board Re-AppointmentsJerry Romero to the El Paso Housing Corporation by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-227 219. Board AppointmentsMichelle Dioselina Esparza to the Committee on Border Relations by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-275 220. Board AppointmentsCecilia Ochoa Levine to the Committee on Border Relations by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-282 121. Board AppointmentsDebra Fraire to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-283 122. Board AppointmentsGeorge E. Salom, Jr. to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-284 123. Board AppointmentsElliot Berg to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-285 124. Board AppointmentsLaura Enriquez to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-274 225. Board AppointmentsRenee Jimenez to the Building and Standards Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-224 126. Board AppointmentsTephanie L. Hopper to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee by Representative Peter Svarzbein, District 1.   Not available Not available
21-242 127. 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
21-276 228. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code: Receipt of campaign contribution by Representative Joe Molinar in the amount of $2,500.00 from the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association (EPMPOA).   Not available Not available
21-258 129. Request for ProposalsThe linkage to the 25 by 2025 Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. This contract will provide preconstruction services for the Eastside Regional Police Command Center. Award Summary That the City Manager is authorized to sign the agreement associated with the award of Solicitation No. 2021-0375R Eastside Regional Police Command Center to SUNDT CONSTRUCTION, INC. for an initial amount of $37,500.00 for preconstruction services; and that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional preconstruction services in the amount of $20,000.00 if the services are necessary for the proper execution of the project. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: SUNDT CONSTRUCTION, INC Tempe, AZ Account No.: 190-4820-29080-580270-PCP20PDEASTSIDE Funding Source: 2019 Public Safety Bond District(s):|910| This is a Construction Manager-at-Risk procurement, service contract.   Not available Not available
21-241 130. BidsThe 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 2021-0554 Fort Boulevard Improvements to LESNA CONSTRUCTION, INC. for an estimated total award of $312,232.00. This award will support the street improvements of Fort Boulevard Improvements between Justus Street and N. Copia Street. The scope of work will include but not be limited to the demolition of existing sidewalk, driveways and appurtenances, curb and gutter, header curb, milling existing 2” thick asphalt pavement, landscape and irrigation system, installation of concrete stem wall, installation of pedestrian signals. Roadway improvements shall consist of new pavement structure consisting of Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete (HMAC). Improvements will also include new ADA/TAS compliant sidewalks and ramps. Finally, the improvement project will include a full video image detection system, including electrical conductors, ground box, vehicle and pedestrian signal heads and traffic signal detectors.    Not available Not available
21-234 131. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
21-266 132. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion regarding an Infill Policies Cross-Functional Team (CFT).   Not available Video Video
21-265 133. OrdinancesAn Ordinance approving Amendment Number Nineteen to the Project Plan and Reinvestment Zone Financing Plan for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Five, City of El Paso, Texas, to allocate up to one hundred fifty thousand ($150,000.00) of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone annual revenue to the downtown plan effort to support the development of a capital needs assessment; adopting said amendments as required by section 311.011(E) Texas Tax Code; and providing a severability clause.   Not available Video Video
21-235 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12.44.280, Restrictions on parking in residential parking districts, to add a new subsection, D to allow for the amendment of residential parking district restrictions and boundaries.   Not available Video Video
21-261 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the conveyance of real property owned by the City of El Paso to the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Transportation Commission, for the purchase price of $23,320.00. Such real property legally described as a 301 square feet parcel(s) of land located in the Ysleta Town Tract Survey, Abstract No. 214, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, being out of Tract 5c1 and Tract 5a, Block 55, of the Ysleta Grant, being out of land conveyed from El Paso County to El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, by Commissioner’s Court Deed, dated February 28, 1947, Volume 859, Page 320, Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Video Video
21-263 136. 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 No. 2021-0207 Security Guard Services - Airport to Universal Protection Service, LP, dba Allied Universal Security Services, for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $2,821,300.14. The award of this contract will provide security guard services for the Airport. Contract Variance: The difference in cost, based on the comparison from previous contract is as follows: The hourly bill rate increased from $11.95 to $13.81 for Unarmed Security Guards, which represents a 15.56% hourly rate increase. A total increase for the initial term of $379,986.84 due to the hourly rate increase. Department: El Paso International Airport Award to: Universal Protection Service, LP, dba Allied Universal Security Services Philadelphia, PA Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 years Annual Estimated Award: $940,433.38 Total Estimated Award: $2,821,300.14 Account No.: 562-3000-62070-522120 562-3000-62   Not available Video Video
21-228 237. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021” and “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2021A” 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
21-229 238. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2021” 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
21-230 239. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A” 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
21-194 140. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the conveyance of real property owned by the City of El Paso to VTRE Development, LLC for the purchase price of $18,600,000 such real property legally described as a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, El Paso West, as filed in Book 57, Page 5 of the plat records of El Paso County, Texas and located at the intersection of Desert Blvd. and Paso Del Norte.   Not available Video Video
21-127 141. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lots 2 & 3, Block 1, Las Terrazas Subdivision, 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd., City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-1/C/SC (Commercial/condition/special contract) to C-4/C/SC (Commercial/condition/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: 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd. Applicant: Palo Verde Business Park, LLC; PZRZ20-00017   Not available Video Video
21-130 142. OrdinancesAn Ordinance releasing all conditions placed on the property by Ordinance No. 7313 and 17870 which changed the zoning of Lot 2 & 3, Block 1, Las Terrazas Subdivision, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed condition release 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: 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd. Applicant: Palo Verde Business Park, LLC; PZCR20-00002   Not available Video Video
21-195 143. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a special privilege license to EPCM Construction LLC to permit the construction, installation, maintenance, use, and repair of an aerial encroachment of an exterior terrace, doubling as an overhang marking the main public entrance to the Museum over a portion of city right-of-way along Main Street adjacent to the property located at 201 W. Main Drive, El Paso, Texas; setting the license term for a term of fifteen years (15) with one (1) renewable fifteen (15) year term. Subject property: 201 W Main. Owner: City of El Paso NESV2020-00001   Not available Video Video
21-139 244. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) Section 2.64 (Board of Trustees - Membership), Subsection (A) in order to allow for electronic voting by City employees to elect Pension Board Trustees.   Not available Video Video
21-246 145. Other BusinessPresentation and discussion by Project Arriba on their annual report on status of activities during the fiscal year, use of grant funds and progress in the performance measures required under the agreement executed on October 2, 2018 with the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
21-256 146. Other BusinessPresentation and discussion by Pioneers 21 on their Annual report on status of activities during the fiscal year, use of grant funds and progress in the performance measures required under the agreement executed on November 12, 2019 with the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
21-233 147. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the approval of a Resolution to authorize the Director of Aviation to sign and submit a grant application and related documentation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and be designated the official representative of the City of EI Paso to act in connection with the application process for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Project No. 3-48-0077-043-2021. That upon approval and issuance of such grant by the FAA, the City Manager be authorized to accept and sign the grant agreement, any related grant modifications, and other necessary documents when the form and substance of those documents has been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney's office, and that such authorization will include the ability to accept and sign multiple agreements and documents, as the FAA grant may be issued in various disbursements. That the City Manager be authorized to approve and sign any and all documentation, to include budget transfers, in connection with this grant. The total grant amount shall include a federal estimated share of $5,000,000 and an estimated    Not available Video Video
21-260 148. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Engineering 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 FIVE NODE INTERSECTION REMEDIATION”, for an amount not to exceed $902,225.00; and That the City Manager or Designee be authorized to approve up to $50,000.00 in additional professional engineering services for a total contract amount of $952,225.00; 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
21-247 149. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager is authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement by and between CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS and MCCOMBS VILLAGE, LLC in support of an in-fill residential development project located at 9787 McCombs Street, El Paso, Texas 79924.   Not available Video Video
21-223 150. Other BusinessPresentation and discussion on the road towards and future adoption of Vision Zero strategies in El Paso.   Not available Video Video
21-281 151. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action regarding a Resolution that the City of El Paso appoint to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority Dorothy “Sissy” Byrd to Position 6 and re-appoint Col. James Smith to Position 4, whose terms will expire on February 1, 2023.   Not available Video Video
21-286 152. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso is proud to support the President of the United States establishing Castner Range National Monument in order to preserve a highly-important area within our region of environmental, historic, scientific, cultural and scenic value for current and future generations.   Not available Video Video
21-288 153. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Council declares that the expenditure of District 2 discretionary funds in an amount not to exceed $1,800.00 to purchase a public bench to be installed on City-owned property near Ellis Road and Loretto Street serves a municipal purpose of fostering community pride; promoting the visual image of El Paso, enhancing El Paso’s quality of life, and nurturing and promoting a healthy and sustainable community.   Not available Video Video
21-289 154. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to execute free bus rides to the citizens of El Paso who need transportation to have their COVID-19 vaccine administered.   Not available Video Video