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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/31/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-1024 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of August 17, 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-988 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement between the City of El Paso, Texas and Dr. Russell Baker, for the latter to provide Medical Director services to the emergency medical staff of the City of El Paso, for the monthly amount of $6,000.00 from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2023, for a total amount of $144,000, with the City Manager being authorized to administratively extend the Agreement for an additional twelve-month period.   Not available Video Video
21-982 14. ResolutionsResolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to sign a Parking License Agreement between the City of El Paso and the El Paso Chamber of Commerce for the use of 25 parking spaces at Civic Center Parking Garage.   Not available Not available
21-995 15. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Sun City CRIT El Paso from 5:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021, to 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021, serves a public purpose of providing cultural and recreational activities for the residents and visitors of the City of El Paso, and in accordance with 43 TAC, Section 22.12, the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement For The Temporary Closure of State Right Of Way (Form TEA 30A) by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for the temporary closure and use of State owned and operated street (s) in excess of four hours for portions of Mesa St. (SH 20) between Franklin Ave. and Overland Ave. and Texas Ave. (SH20) between Kansas St. and Oregon St. upon the issuance of required permits from the City of El Paso and substantial conformity to the finalized TEA30 agreement between the City of El Paso and State of Texas Department of Transportation. (CSEV21-00031)   Not available Video Video
21-999 16. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution accepting the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and hereby approves the renaming of the gymnasium at the Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center, located at 715 Lomita, within the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, as David Ransom Gymnasium.   Not available Video Video
21-979 17. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution to update the City of El Paso Investment Policy for fiscal year 2022.   Not available Video Video
21-1021 18. ResolutionsA Resolution amending Exhibit “B” of the Rules of Order for the El Paso City Council revised, as effective August 31, 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-1000 19. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.4 Continue the strategic investment in City facilities and technology Request that the Purchasing Director is authorized to notify Francisco Corral dba Eagle Janitorial Service that the City is terminating Contract No. 2019-281 Janitorial Services - Police Department Facilities for convenience, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Part 4, Section 8, Paragraph A of the Contract Clauses, and that the termination shall be effective as of September 12, 2021. The termination for convenience is required to move forward with awarding a replacement contract with staffing fulfillment plans and requirements.   Not available Video Video
21-978 110. ResolutionsA Resolution for the City of El Paso to recognize and support Military and Veteran caregivers and, in support of this goal, desires to join the network of "Hidden Heroes Cities", a program established by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to encourage cities to increase resources for military and veteran caregivers.   Not available Video Video
21-1023 111. Board AppointmentsOmar Garcia-Bracho to the Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council (RREAC), as a non-voting member, by Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer.   Not available Video Video
21-990 112. 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 A)   Not available Video Video
21-996 113. 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 B)   Not available Video Video
21-1010 114. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Award summary: That the City Council approves a change order for increased materials cost valued at $229,943.34 to MIRADOR ENTERPRISES, INC. for construction of the Airport RTS, Contract No. 2021-0509. The change order will mitigate risk associated with re-biding and receiving higher prices, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requesting that the City moves forward based on the minimal increase of this change order to complete the station on time for the Montana RTS. There shall be no additional time added to the contract as a result of this change order. This is a Competitive Sealed Proposal, lump sum contract.   Not available Video Video
21-991 115. Best Value ProcurementThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 8.6 - Provide long-term, cost effective, sustainable regional solid waste solution. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2021-1165 Janitorial Services - ESD Various Facilities to Ace Government Services, LLC for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $81,745.20. The award also includes two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $54,496.80. The total value of the contract including the initial term plus option is five (5) years for an estimated amount of $136,242.00. The award of this contract will provide janitorial services for the Environmental Service facilities. Contract Variance: The difference in cost, based on the comparison from previous contract, is as follows: a decrease of $71,892.00 for the initial term, which represents a 63.76% decrease from the previous contract. The decrease is due to a reduction in the required cleaning hours. Department: Environmental Services Award to: Ace Government Services, LLC El Paso, TX Items: ALL Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend:    Not available Video Video
21-1004 116. Request for ProposalsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.4 Continue the strategic investment in City facilities and technology. Award Summary: That the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Director be authorized to issue Purchase Order(s) for 2021-1454 Emergency Janitorial Services for Police Department Facilities to ACE Government Services LLC for six (6) months estimated amount of $332,292.15. This contract will provide janitorial services for Police Department Facilities on a daily basis. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $4.39 per hour, which represents a 41.89% increase. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor: ACE Government Services LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 6 months Option to Extend: N/A Total Estimated Award: $332,292.15 (6 months) Account No.: 532-1000-31040-522060-P3120 Funding Source: General Fund District(s): All This is a non-competitive service requirement contract pursuant Exemption 252.022 (a) (2) a procurement necessary to preserve or protect the pu   Not available Video Video
21-985 117. 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 2021-0760 Tree and Stump Removal to EGL Construction Inc. for a three (3) year initial term estimated amount of $279,600.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $186,400.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option for a total of five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $466,000.00. This contract will allow for the removing of trees and stumps near private property and utility lines. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $195,000.00 for the initial term, which represents a 230.5% increase due to price increases and the additional services. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor: EGL Construction Inc. El Paso, TX Items: All Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend: 2 years Annual Estimated Award: $93,200.00 Initial Term Estimated Award:   Not available Video Video
21-1025 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to override the Mayor’s Veto of the Resolution adopting the FY 2021 - 2022 Budget and/or the property tax rate ordinance.   Not available Video Video
21-1025 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to override the Mayor’s Veto of the Resolution adopting the FY 2021 - 2022 Budget and/or the property tax rate ordinance.   Not available Video Video
21-1026 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to override the Mayor’s Veto of the Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021C; levying a continuing direct annual ad valorem tax for the payment of such certificates; and resolving other matters which are necessary to effectuate such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of such certificates to an authorized City official within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
21-1026 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to override the Mayor’s Veto of the Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021C; levying a continuing direct annual ad valorem tax for the payment of such certificates; and resolving other matters which are necessary to effectuate such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of such certificates to an authorized City official within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
21-984 120. Operational Focus UpdatesUpdate on the status of the Lost Dog & Knapp Land Conservation Easement.   Not available Video Video
21-984 120. Operational Focus UpdatesUpdate on the status of the Lost Dog & Knapp Land Conservation Easement.   Not available Video Video
21-1017 121. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement, Special Warranty Deed and any other documents necessary to convey to VJ Capital Properties, Ltd., approximately 3.15 acres of land being described as a portion of Tracts 23-G-1 and 23-G-2, Block 54, Ysleta Grant, El Paso County, Texas. [POSTPONED FROM 08-14-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1002 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 19 (Subdivision and Development Plats) Sections: 19.01.010 (Authority, Purpose and Applicability), 19.01.020 (Types of plats required), 19.01.030 (Exemptions), 19.01.050 (Application and Procedures), 19.02.020 (Application and Procedures), 19.03.020 (Application and Procedures), 19.04.020 (Application and Procedures), 19.04.070 (Plat Recordation), 19.05.020 (Application and Procedures), 19.06.020 (Application and Procedures), 19.07.040 (Amending Plats), 19.10.020 (In General), 19.31.030 (City Development Director), 19.37.060 (Application Contents), and 19.37.070 (Application Fees) of the El Paso City Code to update references in the Title, correct typographical errors, provide for the submittal of electronic applications, clarify presentation of final plats to City Plan Commission, provide for signature of Planning and Inspections Director on final plats, update figures, and remove reduction of certain fees for properties located within the boundaries of Tax Increment Zones or Empowerment Zones. The penalty is as provided under Title 19, Chapter 19.42 of t   Not available Video Video
21-986 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance Amending various sections of Title 20 (Zoning), Chapters 20.04 (Administrative Provisions), 20.08 (Permissible Uses), and 20.10 (Supplemental Use Regulations) to update Code reference language, delete language regarding fee reductions for detailed site development plans pertaining to properties located within the boundaries of the Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 5 and any neighborhood empowerment zone, delete mixed use development plan requirement, delete language regarding fee reductions for special permits pertaining to properties located within the boundaries of the Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 5 and any neighborhood empowerment zone, and delete language regarding fee reductions for rezoning applications pertaining to properties located within the boundaries of the Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 5 and any neighborhood empowerment zone. The penalty being as provided in Section 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed amendments meet the intent of and are in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.   Not available Video Video
721-980 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 21 (SmartCode), Chapter 20.50 (Building Scale Plans), Section 20.50.060 (Building Disposition), to calibrate the SmartCode to the local character of the place and local conditions. The penalty being as provided in Section 21.60 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-983 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance annexing the following real property described as a Portion of Berryville Street and Triumph Street, Horizon City Estates Unit 54, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: Berryville Street South of Montwood Dr. Applicant: El Paso County SUAX20-00002   Not available Video Video
21-992 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lots 1 and 2, Block 113, Vista Del Sol Unit Sixteen Replat “S”, 11101 Armour Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from P-I (Planned Industrial) to C-4 (Commercial). 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: 11101 Armour Dr. Applicant: Mast Partners LP, PZRZ21-00011   Not available Video Video
21-993 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning for the property described as a Portion of Tract 4D, of First Supplemental Map of Parkland Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas R-4 (Residential) to R-5 (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: 10032 Cross St. Applicant: Premium Intercapital Group, Inc., PZRZ21-00013   Not available Video Video
21-1001 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance vacating the 20-foot alley within Block 144, Campbell Addition, an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: West of St. Vrain St. and North of Paisano Dr. Applicant: Sisu Environ Development, LLC (SURW20-00005)   Not available Video Video
21-973 129. 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 South El Paso Street; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code. [POSTPONED FROM 09-14-21]   Not available Video Video
21-987 130. 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 2021-1233 Pavo Real Recreation Center Improvements to Gracen Engineering & Construction, Inc. for an estimated award of $1,209,000.00. The project consists of reroofing, mechanical and electrical improvements, replacement of flooring materials, and new casework to an existing public recreation facility. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: Gracen Engineering & Construction, Inc El Paso, TX Items: Base Bid I, Base Bid II, Additive Alternate I and Additive Alternate II Initial Term: 180 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $1,160,000.00 Base Bid II: $24,000.00 Additive Alternate I: $18,000.00 Additive Alternate II: $7,000.00 Total Estimated Award: $1,209,000.00 Funding Source: 2012 Quality of Life Bond Account: 190   Not available Video Video
21-1009 131. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 6.7 Deliver effective and efficient processes to maximize value in obtaining goods and services. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the Director of the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Texas- New Mexico Newspaper LLC dba El Paso Times the sole source provider for the newspaper legal notices, with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: increase average from $2.62 to $4.85 per line, which represents an 85.11% increase for the same services. Department: Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Award to: Texas- New Mexico Newspaper LLC dba El Paso Times Dallas, TX Initial Term: 3 years Annual Estimated Amount: $600,000.00 Total Estimated Award: $1,800,000.00 (3 years) Account No.: Various Accounts Funding Source: Various Sources Districts(s): All Sole Source No.: 2021-1   Not available Video Video
21-989 132. 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 2021-1263 2021 Thermoplastic Striping to Pavement Marking, LLC dba PMI Pavement Marking LLC for seven hundred fifty (750) consecutive calendar days as initial term for an estimated award of $332,000.00. The award also includes a seven hundred fifty (750) consecutive calendar day’s option in the amount of $332,000.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option for a total of one thousand five hundred (1,500) consecutive calendar days, for an estimated total award of $664,000.00. This contract will consist of on demand application of thermoplastic striping and markings on City owned right-of-way, in accordance with TXDoT Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as needed or required for special projects and/or maintenance activities. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: Pavement Marking, LLC dba PMI Pavement Marking LLC    Not available Video Video
21-994 133. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 8.6 - Provide long-term, cost effective, sustainable regional solid waste solution. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2021-1231 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal to Green Planet, Inc. for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $345,561.50. The award also includes one, two-year option for an estimated amount of $230,374.34. The total value of the contract including the initial term plus option is five (5) years for an estimated amount of $575,935.84. The award of this contract will provide Household Hazardous Waste Disposal for the Environmental Services Department. Contract Variance: The difference in cost, based on the comparison from previous contract, is as follows: an increase of $5,151.50 for the initial term, which represents a 1.5% increase from the previous contract. Department: Environmental Services Award to: Green Planet, Inc. Royse City, TX Items: ALL Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend: 2 years Annual Estimated Award: $115,187.17 Init   Not available Video Video
21-1027 134. Other BusinessPresentation and discussion by the City Attorney’s Office providing information on the Firearm Carry Act of 2021 - House Bill No. 1927.   Not available Video Video
21-946 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance Amending Title 10.12.020 - Firearms - Carrying Prohibited. Texas House Bill 1927 authorizes most Texans over the age of 21 to carry a firearm in a concealed manner or openly in a holster and also modifies the ability of municipalities to restrict firearms in certain areas. City Council wishes to modify Chapter 10.12 Offenses against Public Peace, Section 10.12.020 - Firearms-Carrying prohibited to align with Texas House Bill 1927.   Not available Video Video
21-920 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance Amending Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks & Public Places), Chapter 13.24 (City Parks and Recreation Areas), 13.24.070 (Dangerous Amusements), to allow a person to carry a handgun who is not otherwise prohibited by law from carrying a handgun.   Not available Video Video
21-946 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance Amending Title 10.12.020 - Firearms - Carrying Prohibited. Texas House Bill 1927 authorizes most Texans over the age of 21 to carry a firearm in a concealed manner or openly in a holster and also modifies the ability of municipalities to restrict firearms in certain areas. City Council wishes to modify Chapter 10.12 Offenses against Public Peace, Section 10.12.020 - Firearms-Carrying prohibited to align with Texas House Bill 1927.   Not available Video Video
21-631 137. 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 [POSTPONED FROM 07-07-2021 AND 08-03-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-823 138. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a 0.376-acre portion of Tract 1B, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 242 and Tract 2E4, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 243, 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 Future Land Use designation for 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, PZRZ21-00015   Not available Video Video
21-997 139. 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”) ROCCO Developers LLC (“Applicant”) in support of an infill development project located at 9740 Galilee Drive, El Paso, Texas, 79927. The project includes the construction of a 170,000 sq. ft. residential development on what is currently, vacant land located at 9740 Galilee Drive, El Paso, TX 79927. The Agreement requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $15,285,000.00. Over the term of the Agreement, the City shall provide economic incentives not to exceed $416,110.00 in the form of a Property Tax Rebate; a Development Fee Rebate; and a Construction Materials Sales Tax Rebate.   Not available Video Video
21-1003 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution approving a list of projects totaling approximately $4,496,619, updating the document known as the “Five Year Capital Maintenance Improvement Plan for the Ballpark” for FY2021 through FY2025 and approving the use of ballpark Capital Repairs Reserve Fund and Surplus Ballpark Revenues as funding sources for the Plan and authorizing the City Manager to make all necessary transfers.   Not available Video Video
21-1005 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action to approve the Resolution that the appropriation for personnel and essential operating supplies made during the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year shall be extended until the FY 2021-2022 Budget is adopted and expenditures may be made only in accordance with that appropriation.   Not available Video Video