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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/8/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-647 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of May 25, 2021, the Agenda Review Meeting of May 24, 2021, and the Work Session of May 24, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-608 13. ResolutionsThis Resolution is to authorize the City Manager to sign a General Aviation Lease between the City of El Paso ("Lessor") and Far West Texas & Southern New Mexico Trauma Regional Advisory Council ("Lessee") for the use of a 9,500 square foot warehouse located on a portion of Lot 2A, Block 4, El Paso International Tracts, Unit 10 City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas municipally known and numbered as 1820 American Drive, El Paso, Texas. The lease effective date is June 15, 2021. The term is three (3) months with three (3) additional terms of three (3) months. The site is 9,500 square feet at $3.1579 per square foot and the monthly rate is $2,500 per month. The lease agreement expires September 15, 2021 with option to extend.   Not available Not available
21-609 14. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 1.1 - Stabilize and Expand El Paso’s Tax Base. Award Summary: Request that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Consulting Services Agreement by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF EL PASO (“BBB”), for the BBB to provide marketing services for the “EPBUSINESSSTRONG AND BUY EL PASO PROGRAMS” in an amount not to exceed $116,500.00. Contract Variance: No contract variance. Department: Economic Development Award to: Better Business Bureau Foundation of El Paso El Paso, TX Initial Term: 9 months Total Estimated Award: $116,500.00 (9 months) Account No.: 480-1000-48010-522150 Funding Source: Economic Development Outside Contracts Districts(s): All Sole Source No.: 2021-1198 This is a non-competitive, Service Agreement. Additionally, it is requested that the City Attorney’s Office review and that the City Manager be authorized to execute any related contract documents and agreements necessary to effectuate this award.   Not available Not available
21-658 15. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Council hereby supports the stationing of the United States Army’s newest Air Defense Artillery Battalion at Fort Bliss Texas, and that the City of El Paso welcomes these soldiers and their family members into our community with open arms.   Not available Not available
21-612 16. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Underground Electrical Easement, granting an easement to the El Paso Electric Company to provide electrical power to property located near the intersections of Boeing Dr. and Bonanza St. and Boeing Dr. and Continental Dr. legally described as a 0.0594 acre Portion of Lot 4, Block 20, El Paso International Airport Tracts Unit Twelve, Recorded in File No. 2020-0013751, Plat records of El Paso County, Texas, within the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Not available
21-613 17. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Overhead Electrical Easement, granting an easement to the El Paso Electric Company to provide electrical power to property located near the intersection of Boeing Dr. and Bonanza St. legally described as a 0.0463 acre Portion of Lot 4, Block 3, El Paso International Airport Tracts Replat of Unit 5, recorded in Volume 28, Page 48, Plat records of El Paso County, Texas, within the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Not available
21-615 18. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign the First Amendment to the 2020-937 Parks Litter Control Contract by and between the City of El Paso (City) and WorkQuest f/k/a TIBH INDUSTRIES, INC. (“WorkQuest”), a private non-profit corporation and the certifying party, and BORDER TM INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A XCEED RESOURCES (“XCEED”), the performing party, to add additional park sites to the list of locations and to add additional cleanings to parks in the current list at which the contractors will perform cleaning and maintenance services until the expiration of this contract for an additional estimated cost to the City of an amount not to exceed $63,044.52.   Not available Not available
21-626 19. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign a Consent to Assignment of Contract from PAVETEX ENGINEERING, LLC., a Texas limited liability company (Assignor) to ATLAS TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS, LLC., a Delaware foreign limited liability company (“Assignee”) with respect to the City of El Paso’s Solicitation #2020-1184R to perform geotechnical and materials testing consulting services on a task by task basis. In addition, it is requested that the City Attorney’s Office review and that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to execute any related contract documents and agreements necessary to effectuate this assignment of contract.   Not available Not available
21-605 110. Board Re-AppointmentsMark Wancho to the Open Space Advisory Board by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
21-651 111. Board AppointmentsJoe Garibay to the Open Space Advisory Board by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-656 112. Board AppointmentsMichelle Adjemian to the City Accessibility Advisory Committee by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Not available
21-630 113. BidsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 6.1 - Recruit and retain a skilled and diverse workforce. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2021-0723 Background Checks to Honesta Screening LLC and KENTECH Consulting, Inc., for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $174,564.00. The award also includes a two (2) year optional term for an estimated amount of $116,376.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus option is five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $290,940.00. This contract will allow pre-employment and promotional background investigation services for prospective new hire, promotional or volunteer candidates with the City of El Paso. Contract Variance: New contract, no variance. Department: Human Resources Vendor #1: Honesta Screening LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): Group I Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend: 2 years Annual Estimated Award: $ 43,335.00 Initial Term Estimated Award: $130,005.00 (3 years) Total Estimated Award: $216,675.00 (5 years) Vendor #2: KENTECH Consulting, In   Not available Not available
21-652 114. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager to develop a review of Climate Change Action Plans of other cities comparable to El Paso, not limited to Austin, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Oakland, and Las Cruces, and to report back to City Council in 60 days for the purpose of developing a City-wide Climate Action Plan.   Not available Video Video
21-653 115. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action for the Mayor, on behalf of the city council, to sign a letter by Mayors United Against Antisemitism, united against hate and declaring unequivocally that antisemitism is incompatible with the fundamental values of democracy.   Not available Video Video
21-653 115. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action for the Mayor, on behalf of the city council, to sign a letter by Mayors United Against Antisemitism, united against hate and declaring unequivocally that antisemitism is incompatible with the fundamental values of democracy.   Not available Video Video
21-654 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a resolution that the City Council declares that the expenditure of District 7 discretionary funds in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 to purchase a laptop to be used by City Representative District 7 staff serves a municipal purpose of providing better and more mobile communication with the District 7 office and District 7 constituents, promoting transparent and consistent communication amongst all members of the community.   Not available Video Video
21-620 117. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion providing the Strategic Plan Goal Team reporting series wrap-up.   Not available Video Video
21-621 118. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update - FY 2022 Preliminary Budget Overview.   Not available Video Video
21-563 119. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of all of Lots 1 through 20, Block 266, and a 20 foot alley out of Block 266, Campbell Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-1/c/sp (Commercial/conditions/special permit), A-2 (Apartments), and C-4/sp (Commercial/special permit) to G-MU (General Mixed Use) and approving a Master Zoning Plan. 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: 405 Montana Ave. Applicant: SLI Engineering c/o Georges Halloul, PZRZ21-00001 [POSTPONED FROM 05-25-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-562 120. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00001, to allow for a 100% reduction in parking on the property described as All of Lots 1-6 & 11-20, Block 266, Campbell Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.14.070.B 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 and 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: 405 Montana Ave. Applicant: SLI Engineering, c/o Georges Halloul, PZST21-00001 [POSTPONED FROM 05-25-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-629 121. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 1J3, 1J1B, and 1K2, Block 10, and a portion of Tract 1H, Block 10, Upper Valley Grant Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) and P-R I/C (Planned Residential I/Conditions) to G-MU (General-Mixed Use) and G-MU/C (General-Mixed Use/Conditions) and approving a Master Zoning Plan. 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 Artcraft Road and East of Westside Drive Applicant: Wright and Dalbin Architects c/o Geoffrey Wright, PZRZ21-00004   Not available Video Video
21-631 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit NO. PZST21-00008, to allow for a 55’ Ground-Mounted Personal Wireless Service Facility on the property described as a portion of Tracts 9B, 9C, and 10A, Block 48, Ysleta Grant, 9100 Alameda Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.455 of the El Paso City Code. The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. THIS IS AN APPEAL. 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: 9100 Alameda Avenue Applicant: Verizon c/o Les Gutierrez PZST21-00008   Not available Video Video
21-632 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 3 (Revenue and Finance) of the El Paso Municipal Code, Chapter 3.04 (Property Taxes) by amending section 3.04.040 (Exemption - Residence Homestead) to increase the Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption for individuals over 65 and disabled citizens who qualify under the current code.   Not available Video Video
21-614 124. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 4.2 - Create innovative recreational, educational and cultural programs. Discussion and action that the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Director is authorized to notify Cengage Learning, Inc. that the City is terminating Contract 2019-639 Career Online High School for convenience, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of the purchase order terms and conditions, and that the termination shall be effective as of July 31, 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-610 125. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 4.2 - Create innovative recreational, educational and cultural programs. Award Summary: Discussion and action to request for the Director of the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue Purchase Orders over the next three (3) years totaling an estimated amount of $172,125.00 to Smart Horizons Career Online High School, LLC dba Smart Horizons Career Online Education the sole source provider for Career Online High School (COHS), with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. The award of this contract will allow Library Department to continue with the career online high school. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A decrease of $272,750.00 for the initial term, which represents a 61.31% decrease due to the program distribution coming directly from Smart Horizons Career Online High School, LLC dba Smart Horizons Career Online Education without a distributor. Department: Library Award    Not available Video Video
21-611 126. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe 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: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2021-0762 Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park Phase II to PERIKIN ENTERPRISES, LLC for an estimated award of $4,791,485.32. The project consists of the addition of a dog park and one soccer field addition to the existing park. The improvements lie between Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park (formerly known as Northeast Regional Park). Department: Capital Improvement Award to: PERIKIN ENTERPRISES, LLC Albuquerque, NM Items: Base Bid I & Additive Alternate I Initial Term: 300 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $1,568,772.02 Additive Alternate I: $3,222,713.30 Total Estimated Award: $4,791,485.32 Funding Source: Parkland Dedication and Texas Wildlife Grant Account: 190-4800-29010-580270-PCP13PRKA23A 451-2670-51440-580270-GS51170033 Distri   Not available Not available
21-616 127. 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 2021-1152 Oregon Street Lighting to Tri-State Electrical, Ltd for an estimated award of $1,014,900.00. The purpose of the project is to enhance Oregon Street by installing street and pedestrian illumination that will provide improved visibility and safety to pedestrians and vehicles using the corridor while encouraging the use of Sun Metro’s BRIO and the El Paso Streetcar. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: Tri-State Electrical, Ltd Vinton, TX Items: Base Bid I Initial Term: 80 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $1,014,900.00 Total Estimated Award: $1,014,900.00 Funding Source: 2017 Certificates of Obligation Account: 190-4743-38290-580270-PCP18ST015 Districts: 1 and 8 This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments recommend award as indicated to Tri-Stat   Not available Video Video
21-568 128. 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 $2,680,182. Such real property legally described as a 6.6348 acres (289,013 SQ. FT.} parcel of land located in the T.&P.R.R. Co. Survey, Township No. 2, Block No. 80, Section No. 35, Abstract No. 2418, El Paso County, Texas, being a Portion of Lot 2, Block 2, Butterfield Trail Aviation Park, Unit Two, A Subdivision recorded in Volume 78, Page 87 and 87A, of the Plat Records of El Paso County, Texas (P.R.E.P.C.TX.), Described in a deed from the United States of America to the City of El Paso, recorded in Volume 407, Page 601, and in Volume 1348, Page 146, of the Deed Records of El Paso County, Texas (D.R.E.P.C.TX.).   Not available Video Video
21-570 129. 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 $3,893,309. Such real property legally described as parcel of land containing 10.452 acres situated in Section No. 34, Abstract No. 3746, (C.M. Newman Survey), Section No. 35, Abstract No. 2418, , Section No. 38, Abstract No. 5426, and Section No. 39, Abstract No. 2406 (C.M. Newman Survey), Block No. 80, Township No. 2, T. & P. R.R. Co. Surveys, El Paso County, Texas, same being out of and a part of Lot 2, Block 1, Butterfield Trail Aviation Park, Unit Two, an addition to the City of El Paso, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 78, Page 87, of the Plat Records Of El Paso County, Texas (P.R.E.P.C.Tx.), and being out of and a part of that certain tract described in deed from the United States Of America to the City Of El Paso, of record in Volume 407, Page 601, and in Volume 1348, Page 146, of the Deed Records Of El Paso County, Texas (D.R. E. P. C. TX).   Not available Video Video
21-509 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 2-A, Block 52, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch- Farm) and R- F/H (Ranch-Farm/Historic) to R-3/C (Residential/Condition) and R-3/H/C (Residential/Historic/Condition) and imposing conditions. The penalty being as provided 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 Americas Avenue and West of Socorro Road Applicant: B&B Socorro, LLC PZRZ20-00019   Not available Video Video
21-565 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.030 (Schedule III - Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets), of the City Code, to add portions of Cross Street; the penalty being provided in Section 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-566 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 (Schedule XIV - Speed limits), to amend Paragraph F (thirty-five miles per hour), by amending Subparagraph 32, to clarify the language in the City Municipal Code regarding the boundary limits of the existing 35 MPH speed limit on Montwood Dr.; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-571 133. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending The El Paso City Code Title 2 (Administration And Personnel), Chapter 2.44 (City Of El Paso Courts) Section 2.44.010 (Created), Subsection (B); and Section 2.44.030 (Judges), Subsections (C) And (F), in order to allow for specified Sub-Courts under the purview of the Presiding Judge; and Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.44 (City of El Paso Courts) Section 2.44.010 Created, Subsection (D); Section 2.44.030 (Judges), Subsection (E)(1); Section 2.44.040 (Practice And Procedure), Subsection (A); Section 2.44.060 (Summons And Citations-Fee Schedule-Payments); And Section 2.44.080 (Special Expense Fee) to provide updates, corrections and clarification of Municipal Court procedures.   Not available Video Video
21-628 134. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to approve creation of one division within the Presiding Judge’s Court. This division is a separate temporary court that will be presided over by Associate Judges, as assigned by the Presiding Judge. The time period will be from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. As of April 30, 2021, there are approximately 131,516 cases awaiting trials or hearings in Municipal Court. The temporary court will focus on traffic, animal, accident, pre-capias/warrant and environmental cases.   Not available Video Video
21-607 135. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a First Amendment to a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement between the City of El Paso, Texas, a Texas home rule municipal corporation, and SDI Technologies, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, KIDdesigns, Inc., a New Jersey corporation; and EL PASO GATEWAY, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company [formerly: SDI ABP LLC], to extend the deadlines by which Applicant must meet its Full-Time Employment requirements, in the City of El Paso, Texas.   Not available Video Video
21-627 136. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a two year On-Call Agreement for Professional Services to perform traffic engineering services on a task order basis by and between the City of El Paso and each of the following three (3) consultants: 1. AECOM Technical Services, Inc. 2. CONSOR Engineering, LLC. 3. Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. Each On-Call Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Five Hundred Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($500,000.00), and each agreement will include authorization for the City Engineer to approve additional Basic Services and Reimburseables for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) and authorization for the City Engineer to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) if the identified services are necessary for proper execution of identified project and if the increased amounts are within the appropriate budget identified for a project. In addition, the City Manager, or designee are authorized to establish the funding sources and m   Not available Video Video
21-639 1EX1. Executive SessionAnnual performance evaluation for City Attorney (551.074)   Not available Video Video
21-640 1EX2 Executive SessionAnnual performance evaluation for City Manager (551.074)   Not available Video Video
21-652 114. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager to develop a review of Climate Change Action Plans of other cities comparable to El Paso, not limited to Austin, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Oakland, and Las Cruces, and to report back to City Council in 60 days for the purpose of developing a City-wide Climate Action Plan.   Not available Video Video