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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/28/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
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21-1141 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of August 31, 2021, the Regular City Council Meeting of September 14, 2021, the Agenda Review Meeting of September 13, 2021, the Work Session of August 30, 2021, and the Work Session of September 13, 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-1103 13. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager, or designee, to sign a Lessor's Approval of Assignment by and between the City of El Paso (Lessor), Golden Peanut Company, LLC (Assignor), and SNRA Commodities, Inc. (Assignee) for the following described property: A portion of Lots 6 and 8, Block 3, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit One, El Paso International Airport Tracts, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and commonly known as 19 Founders, El Paso Texas. The lease term is forty (40) years with one (1) year and five (5) months remaining plus one (1) ten (10) year option. The site is 134,084.219 square feet at $0.1728/square foot/year, which equals $23,169.72 annually or $1,930.81 per month. The initial term of the lease agreement expires February 28, 2023.   Not available Video Video
21-1114 14. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution establishing the Entertainment Districts-Cross Functional Team, to include Representatives from Districts 1, 2, 5 and 7.   Not available Video Video
21-1121 15. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase Public Safety and Operational Efficiency. That the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Director is authorized to notify C & R Distributing, LLC that the City is terminating Contract 2019-1072 Engine and Transmission Lubricants, Coolants, and Antifreeze (RE-BID) for convenience, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Part 4, Section 8 (A) of the Contract Clauses, and that the termination shall be effective as of September 28, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-1030 16. ResolutionsA Resolution approving a Detailed Site Development Plan for Lot 27, Block 1, 12300 Montwood, Montwood Heights Unit Four, 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 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: 12300 Montwood Drive Applicant: CAD Consulting Co., PZDS21-00016   Not available Video Video
21-1122 17. ResolutionsThat the Demolition Liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment A)   Not available Video Video
21-1120 18. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to sign a License and Use Agreement between the City of El Paso and the Esperanto Developments, LLC for the use of the City 1 Parking Lot known as all of Block 42, Mills Addition, municipally known and numbered as 401 East Mills and 400 East Main, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas for a term commencing Friday October 1, 2021 at 5 P.M. and expiring on October 3, 2021 at 5 P.M. for a fee of $3,300.   Not available Video Video
21-1112 19. ResolutionsThat the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and the Village of Vinton, Texas, for the period of September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022 for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso to the Village of Vinton, for which the Village of Vinton shall pay to the City of El Paso an annual amount of EIGHTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND NO/100 ($18,765.00)   Not available Video Video
21-1113 110. ResolutionsThat the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement by and between the City of El Paso (the “City”) and the County of El Paso, Texas (the “County”) whereby the City shall provide Strategic National Stockpile (“SNS”) pharmaceuticals to the County in the event of a public health emergency and the County shall dispense said pharmaceuticals in accordance with the County’s mass prophylaxis dispensing plan to the County’s employees and the employees’ family members.   Not available Video Video
21-1149 111. Board Re-AppointmentsIsaac Rodriguez as an Alternate Member to the Zoning Board of Adjustment by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Video Video
21-1109 112. Board AppointmentsGilbert Esparza III to the Districting Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Video Video
21-1138 113. Board AppointmentsRomaree Friedman Herbert to the Open Space Advisory Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
21-1148 114. Board AppointmentsMichael Adjemian to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Video Video
21-1147 115. Board AppointmentsCarlos A. Loweree III to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Video Video
21-1142 116. Board AppointmentsAbel Legaspy to the Community Development Steering Committee by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Video Video
21-1107 117. 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 Video Video
21-1108 118. 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 C)   Not available Video Video
21-1140 119. Notice for NotationAccept the donations of $2,500 from Marathon Petroleum, $2,000 from El Paso Disposal, $1,000 from El Paso Electric, and $1,500 from Texas Gas Service for the purpose of funding for a second year, COVID-19 safe holiday events and initiatives in District 3, to include a Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat to deter door-to-door trick-or-treating during the pandemic, turkeys for families in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts and grocery gift cards for a less-fortunate neighborhood in the district.   Not available Video Video
21-1116 120. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contribution by Representative Cassandra Hernandez of $2,000 from DEC PAC.   Not available Video Video
21-1136 121. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions by Representative Joe Molinar in the amount of $250.00 from Regina Arnold.   Not available Video Video
21-1146 122. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code: receipt of campaign contributions by Representative Peter Svarzbein in the amount of $1,000.00 by Eileen Karlsruher.   Not available Video Video
21-1102 123. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. Award Summary: Request that the Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to National Medical Service dba NMS Labs referencing Contract 2019-846R Crime Lab Services. This will be a change order to increase the contract by $360,000.00 for a total amount not to exceed $3,901,320.00 for the initial term. The change order will allow for the changes in laboratory analysis and reporting related to Marijuana or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol containing seized materials based on the newly established requirements for criminal penalty in the State of Texas. Contract Variance: N/A Department: Police Award to: National Medical Service dba NMS Labs Horsham, PA Item(s): All Change Order Amount: $360,000.00 Total Estimated Award $3,901,320.00 (3 years) Account No.: 321-1000-21200-522150 Funding Source: General Fund District(s): All This is a change order for a Request for Qualification, professional servic   Not available Video Video
21-1119 124. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 3.1 - Improve the visual impression of the community (community, gateways, corridors, intersections and parkland). Request that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Service Agreement between the City of El Paso and Christopher Weed Sculpture, Inc., for an estimated amount of $211,000.00 for the Flores del Desierto Repairs. The award of this contract will allow the Museums & Cultural Affairs Department to engage the original fabricator of the Flores del Desierto public art piece located on the Airway Median for repair and replacement of damaged Sculptures #1, 4, and 7. Contract Variance: No contract variance. Department: Museums & Cultural Affairs Award to: Christopher Weed Sculpture, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO Estimated Amount: $211,000.00 Funding Source: Outside Contracts Account No.: 454-4005-54320-522150-PBARTSTRET85 District(s): |910|Reference No.: 2022-0026 This is a non-competitive service agreement pursuant Exemption 252.022 (a) (3) procurement necessary because of unforeseen damage to public machine   Not available Video Video
21-1088 125. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on the Renewable Generation Study completed by the El Paso Electric Company as required by Ordinance No. 019022, and a review of its mandated deliverables, including but not limited to: 1) the possible costs related to the integration of utility-scale renewable generation in the utility company’s Texas service territory; 2) the legislative or regulatory changes that may be necessary to increase utility-scale renewable generation integration in the company’s Texas service territory and the necessary legislative strategy to implement such changes; 3) the identification of grant opportunities for the company, the City, or both to increase the integration of renewable generation into the company’s Texas generation portfolio; and 4) the identification of potential renewable generation programs to support low-income customers, such as incentives for distributed generation. [POSTPONED FROM 09-14-21 AND 09-28-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1111 126. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and Discussion on TXDOT Project Updates.   Not available Video Video
21-1135 127. Operational Focus UpdatesPolice Incident Investigative Process.   Not available Video Video
21-1110 128. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation on the FY 2021 Capital Project Year-in-Review Report.   Not available Video Video
21-1104 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 10 (Public Peace, Morals and Welfare), Chapter 10.12 (Offenses against Public Peace), Section 10.12.050 (Alcohol Prohibited in Public Places), Subsection A to define "Homeless Shelter," "Possesses," and "Possession," and Subsection B to add Homeless Shelter to the area where offense can occur; the penalty being provided in Subsection 10.12.050 E of the El Paso City Code. [POSTPONED FROM 10-12-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1098 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance to amend Title 5 (Business License and Permit Regulations) Chapter 5.09 (Sexually Oriented Businesses) Sections 5.09.020 (Definitions), 5.09.050 (A )(1) (Issuance of a License), 5.09.050 (B) (1) (Employee License), and 5.09.170 (D) (Prohibited Conduct); The penalty being as provided in Section 5.09.150 (Penalties and Enforcement) of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-1105 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property known as: Parcel 1: Tract 1, Section 4, Block 80, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing); and Parcel 2: Tract 3, Section 3, Block 80, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing), and imposing 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: 7000 Stan Roberts Applicant: City of El Paso, PZRZ21-00020   Not available Video Video
21-1101 132. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 5.2 - Leverage and expand the use of current and new technology to reduce inefficiencies and improve communications. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Service Agreement between the City of El Paso and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., the sole source provider for geographic information systems (GIS) licensing software, maintenance, and on-line service with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. The Enterprise Agreement is a bundled package that includes existing goods and services to include additional needed software licenses, professional services, and training. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $117,743.24 for a one (1) year term, which represents a 106.79% increase due to additional services. Department: Information Technology Services Award to: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Redlands, CA    Not available Video Video
21-1100 133. 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 2021-1339 Sunglow and Lockheed Median Improvements to MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC for a total estimated award of $1,322,001.21. This project consists of median improvements along Sunglow Way and Lockheed Drive. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I and Base Bid II Initial Term: 240 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $572,088.65 Base Bid II: $749,912.56 Total Estimated Award: $1,322,001.21 Funding Source: 2013 Street Infrastructure Certificates of Obligation and Airport Capital Account: 190-4740-28900-580270-PCP19ST014 Account: 562-3010-62335-580220-PAP00981 District(s): |910| This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments recommend award as indicated to MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC, the lowes   Not available Video Video
21-916 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of F. Neve Survey No. 8, 4625 Delta Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-5/sp (Residential/special permit) to C-2/sp/c (Commercial/special permit/conditions) and imposing conditions. The Penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. THIS IS A 211 CASE. 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: 4625 Delta Drive Applicants: The Upright Group LLC PZRZ20-00013 [POSTPONED FROM 09-14-21 AND 09-28-21]   Not available Video Video
21-923 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00011, to allow for a small contractor’s yard on the property described as a portion of F. Neve Survey No. 8, 4625 Delta Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.04.320 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 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: 4625 Delta Drive Applicant: Erik Tijerina PZST21-00011 [POSTPONED FROM 09-14-21 AND 09-28-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1002 136. 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
21-986 137. 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. [POSTPONED FROM 09-28-21]   Not available Video Video
721-980 138. 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. [POSTPONED FROM 09-28-21]   Not available Video Video
21-992 139. 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
21-993 140. 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
21-1045 141. OrdinancesAn Ordinance annexing the following real property described as a Portion of Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas And Pacific Railway Company Survey, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: East of Joe Battle Blvd. and South of Bob Hope Dr. Applicant: Socorro Independent School District SUAX20-00001   Not available Video Video
21-1048 142. OrdinancesAn Ordinance renewing and extending the Special Privilege License granted to the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, as owner of the Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC) El Paso, to permit the continued use, maintenance and repair of a surface encroachment of curbing, guttering and security fence over a portion of city right-of-way along Truman Avenue and adjacent to the NOSC El Paso located at 4810 Pollard Street, El Paso, Texas; setting the license term for a term of one (1) year with seven (7) additional one (1) year renewal options. Subject Property: 4810 Pollard Applicant: United States of America, Department of the Navy, NESV2021-00004   Not available Video Video
21-973 143. 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, 09-28-21 AND 10-12-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1118 144. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a two year On-Call Agreement for Professional Services to perform energy management services on a task order basis by and between the City of El Paso and each of the following two (2) consultants: 1. Texas Energy Engineering Services, Inc. 2. Yearout Energy Services Company, LLC Each On-Call Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Thousand and No/00 Dollars ($300,000.00), and each agreement will include authorization for the City Engineer to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursables 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, is authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary b   Not available Video Video
21-1115 145. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to approve a 12th amendment to the City’s 2019-2020 (45th Year) Annual Action Plan for the Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus Phase 2 (ESG-CVII) to: a. Reduce the Homeless Welcome Center Project for the Opportunity Center for the Homeless by no more than $250,000 in ESG-CVII funds; and b. Add no more than $250,000 in ESG-CVII funds to supplement the Opportunity Center Shelter and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Support Project, operated by the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.   Not available Video Video