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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/22/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-667 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of June 8, 2021, the Agenda Review Meeting of June 7, 2021 and the Work Session of June 7, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-666 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager is authorized to sign a Concession License Agreement between the City of El Paso (“City") and EPTEX Healthy Vending, LLC (‘Concessionaire") to allow Concessionaire to operate automated retail machines at the El Paso International Airport, with Concessionaire's payment to the City being the greater of an amount based on the square footage of the concession site or a percentage of the revenues derived from the automated retail machines, for a one-year term, with an option to renew the Agreement for four additional one-year terms. Minimum Annual Guarantee (MAG) is $2,495.00 per year ($49.90 per sq. ft. x 50 sq. ft.) The MAG shall be paid in equal monthly installments of $207.92. Percentage rent will be at 9.5% of gross revenue.   Not available Not available
21-664 14. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit an FY2022 grant application for the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) and to accept, alter, decline, modify, terminate and/or execute all necessary documents related to the grant. The grant period will be from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. Requesting grant funding for $ 975,265 for personnel salaries, travel, and operating expenses. Cash Match amount will be $378,420. If awarded, the grant will provide financial support to the Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force to combat motor vehicle theft, burglary of motor vehicles and fraud-related motor vehicle crime.   Not available Not available
21-672 15. ResolutionsThat the Board and Secure liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment A)   Not available Not available
21-694 16. ResolutionsA Resolution suspending the rate increase identified in the application of El Paso Electric Company to change rates for 90 days after the effective date of the proposed rate increase.   Not available Not available
21-698 17. ResolutionsA Resolution amending the Rules of Order for the El Paso City Council for the purpose of clarifying the process for videoconferencing after the pandemic.   Not available Not available
21-701 18. Board Re-AppointmentsMarianne Rosas Ayoub to the Community Development Steering Committee by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Not available
21-703 19. Board AppointmentsIsela Castañon-Williams to the Open Space Advisory Board by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Not available
21-704 110. Board AppointmentsDavid Thackston to the Districting Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-702 111. Board AppointmentsErika Marin to the Bicycle Advisory Committee by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Not available
21-699 112. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions of five hundred dollars or greater by Representative Joe Molinar in the amount of $2,000 from Dr. Richard Teschner.   Not available Not available
21-665 113. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and update on EPPD Volunteers in Patrol Service (VIPS).   Not available Video Video
21-674 114. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
21-674 114. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
21-674 114. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
21-670 115. Operational Focus UpdatesDiscussion and action on the funding priorities of the City’s Capital Improvement Program.   Not available Video Video
21-671 116. Operational Focus UpdatesDiscussion and action on a Street Infrastructure Comprehensive Update Presentation.   Not available Video Video
21-673 117. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00004, to allow for a 40’ Ground-Mounted Personal Wireless Service Facility on the property described as a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Centre Court Subdivision, 5901 Upper Valley Road, 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: 5901 Upper Valley Road Applicants: Romano & Associates, LLC. PZST21-00004   Not available Video Video
21-683 118. 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 on the request that the City Manager be authorized to sign Service Agreements between the City of El Paso and Gibson Group TouchCity, Ltd., the sole source provider to upgrade and maintain the functionality of the DIGIE.org Interactive Exhibition Upgrade, with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. These agreements will enhance and expand access to the DIGIE Touchwall experience on web browsers, provide enhance cybersecurity and provide maintenance service. Contract Variance: No contract variance. Department: Museums and Cultural Affairs Award to: Gibson Group TouchCity, Ltd Wellington, WN, 6011 New Zealand Annual Estimated Amount: $237,560.00 (Implementation) $ 26,211.60 (Year 1 maintenance)    Not available Video Video
21-695 119. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 6.2 - Implement employee benefits and services that promote financial security. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2021-0806R Benefit Consulting Services to HUB International Texas, Inc., for an initial term of five (5) years for an estimated amount of $875,000.00. The award also includes, two (2), two (2) year options for an estimated amount of $700,000.00. The total contract value is, including the initial term plus options is nine (9) years, for an estimated amount of $1,575,000.00. This contract will allow the City of El Paso to obtain general benefit consulting advice. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A blended hourly increase of $295.00, which represents a 21% increase due to additional services and rate increases. Department: Human Resources Award to: HUB International Texas, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 5 years Option to Extend: 2 terms of 2 years Annual Estimated Award:    Not available Video Video
21-695 119. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 6.2 - Implement employee benefits and services that promote financial security. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2021-0806R Benefit Consulting Services to HUB International Texas, Inc., for an initial term of five (5) years for an estimated amount of $875,000.00. The award also includes, two (2), two (2) year options for an estimated amount of $700,000.00. The total contract value is, including the initial term plus options is nine (9) years, for an estimated amount of $1,575,000.00. This contract will allow the City of El Paso to obtain general benefit consulting advice. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A blended hourly increase of $295.00, which represents a 21% increase due to additional services and rate increases. Department: Human Resources Award to: HUB International Texas, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 5 years Option to Extend: 2 terms of 2 years Annual Estimated Award:    Not available Video Video
21-695 119. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 6.2 - Implement employee benefits and services that promote financial security. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2021-0806R Benefit Consulting Services to HUB International Texas, Inc., for an initial term of five (5) years for an estimated amount of $875,000.00. The award also includes, two (2), two (2) year options for an estimated amount of $700,000.00. The total contract value is, including the initial term plus options is nine (9) years, for an estimated amount of $1,575,000.00. This contract will allow the City of El Paso to obtain general benefit consulting advice. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A blended hourly increase of $295.00, which represents a 21% increase due to additional services and rate increases. Department: Human Resources Award to: HUB International Texas, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 5 years Option to Extend: 2 terms of 2 years Annual Estimated Award:    Not available Video Video
21-681 120. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve the competitiveness though infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2021-1071 Parks Litter Control to Delta Unlimited, LLC dba Delta Pest Control & Lawn Services for a three (3) year term estimated amount of $2,335,707.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $1,557,138.00. The total value of the contract, including the initial term plus the option is five (5) years, is for a total estimated amount of $3,892,845.00. The award of this contract will allow for the cleaning and removal of trash and debris from all park areas and to rake sand in playground areas. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A yearly decrease of $259,172.08, which represents a 24.97% decrease due to price decreases. Department: Streets and Maintenance Award to: Delta Unlimited, LLC    Not available Video Video
21-681 120. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve the competitiveness though infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2021-1071 Parks Litter Control to Delta Unlimited, LLC dba Delta Pest Control & Lawn Services for a three (3) year term estimated amount of $2,335,707.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $1,557,138.00. The total value of the contract, including the initial term plus the option is five (5) years, is for a total estimated amount of $3,892,845.00. The award of this contract will allow for the cleaning and removal of trash and debris from all park areas and to rake sand in playground areas. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A yearly decrease of $259,172.08, which represents a 24.97% decrease due to price decreases. Department: Streets and Maintenance Award to: Delta Unlimited, LLC    Not available Video Video
21-687 121. 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 2021-1155 Gene Torres NTMP Improvements to KARLSRUHER, INC. dba CSA Constructors for an estimated award of $548,349.16. The proposed project supports the development of traffic calming devices to reduce accidents in the area and reduce speeding vehicles. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: KARLSRUHER, INC. dba CSA Constructors El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I, Additive Alternate I, Additive Alternate II & Additive Alternate III Initial Term: 300 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $221,553.63 Additive Alternate I $ 70,930.74 Additive Alternate II $ 60,645.68 Additive Alternate III $195,219.11 Total Estimated Award: $548,349.16 Funding Source: 2013 Street Infrastructure Account: 190-4740-28900-580270-PCP13ST006Y1/ PCP13ST006Y7 Distr   Not available Video Video
21-562 122. 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
21-563 123. 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 Not available
21-632 124. 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
21-678 125. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between CITY OF EL PASO (“City”) and LIFTFUND, INC. (“Applicant”) in support of a program whereby micro business loans shall be provided to eligible small businesses, program referred to as the “Dream Makers Fund” (“Fund”). The City shall provide a grant payment in the amount of $600,000 to support the Fund. The Fund will provide micro business loans of up to $25,000 to help small businesses in the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
21-680 126. 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 DEKKER PERICH SABATINI, LLC., a Texas Limited Liability Company, for a project known as “PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY & FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS” for an amount not to exceed ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($1,779,750.00); that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursable Expenses for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00); and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00); if such services are necessary for the proper execution of the project and that the increased amounts are within the appropriate budgets of the project for a total amount of ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($1,879,750.00); and that the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget tran   Not available Video Video
21-669 127. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Agreement to Contribute Right of Way Funds by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for the US 62/180 Montana Ave. from Global Reach to FM 659 Zaragoza Rd. highway improvements project, which has an estimated total project cost of $15,407,846.21 of which the estimated local government participation amount is estimated at $970,694.31. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign all documents and perform all actions required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Video Video
21-676 128. Other BusinessDiscussion and action to adopt the 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan, including attached budgets, for projects to be funded under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.   Not available Video Video
21-679 129. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign all contracts, contract amendments and related documents between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas to receive a projected $474,257 in 2021-2022 Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) funds from the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs (TDHCA); and authorizing the Director of the Department of Community and Human Development (DCHD) to sign all contracts, amendments and related documents between the City of El Paso and agencies receiving sub-awards of 2021-2022 HHSP funds from the City, as well as all certifications, performance reports, and other related documents.   Not available Video Video
21-692 1EX1. Executive SessionAnnual performance evaluation for City Attorney (551.074) (551.071)   Not available Video Video
21-693 1EX2. Executive SessionAnnual performance evaluation for City Manager (551.074) (551.071)   Not available Video Video