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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/26/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF MASKS IN ALL CITY FACILITIES AND INDOOR SPACES Teleconference phone number: 1-915-213-4096 Toll free number: 1-833-664-9267 Conference ID: 873-411-780#
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21-1250 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of October 12, 2021, the Agenda Review Meeting of October 11, 2021, the Work Session of October 11, 2021 and the Special Meeting of October 20, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-1216 33. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Council, in accordance with the provisions of the City Code Subsection 12.056.020f.1, hereby exempts the regularly designated parking meter fees to the north of I-10, to include, but not be limited to the Uptown Parking Benefit District, on November 20, 2021, for WinterFest, which constitutes a special downtown event.   Not available Not available
21-1218 14. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a License Agreement between the City of El Paso (“City”) and SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc. (“Licensee”) for the site known as the Electric Room across from Gate A3 in the El Paso International Airport Terminal building, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, commonly known as 6701 Convair Road (“Terminal”), for a term of five (5) years. The term of this lease is five (5) years with no options. License fee under this agreement is $500.00 per month or $6,000.00 per year. This is an annual increase of $4,800.00 under the agreement that will be terminated at 11:59:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on November 30, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-1221 15. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Winterfest and Scherr Legate Celebration of Lights Parade from Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 and Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 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. between Franklin Ave. and Paisano Dr. and Texas Ave. between Oregon St. and Ange 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. (CSEV21-0008   Not available Not available
21-1222 16. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Winterfest Celebration of Lights 2021 from Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 21, 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. between Franklin Ave. and Texas Ave. 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. (CSEV21-00098)   Not available Not available
21-1229 17. ResolutionsThat the City Manager is authorized to sign the Agreement to Extend Amended Fiber Lease Agreement, reflecting the City’s desire to exercise its option to extend the Amended Fiber Lease Agreement for a further term of 10 years at no additional cost to the City. That the City Manager is authorized to sign the First Amendment to the Amended Maintenance Agreement, extending the term of the Amended Maintenance Agreement for a period of ten (10) years. And that the City acknowledges receipt of Transtelco’s notice to extend the Conduit Lease Agreement for an additional five (5) year term.   Not available Not available
21-1225 18. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to exercise the first renewal option under a Lease Agreement entered on November 29, 2011 between the City of El Paso, Texas and Madison River Investments, LLC for the lease of the property commonly known as Suite 300 of the Wells Fargo Building located at 221 N. Kansas Street and to accept the Landlord’s determination of the Market Base Rental Rate as provided in the lease.   Not available Not available
21-1241 19. ResolutionsA Resolution to amend the process for Council Member attendance via videoconference to a first come, first served basis each meeting week beginning November 8, 2021.   Not available Video Video
21-1160 110. ResolutionsThat the City Council approves a change order in the amount of $264,139.21 to J.A.R. Concrete Inc. for the increase in landscaping, irrigation, and other elements to the project under Contract No. 2019-452 Paso Del Norte (PDN) Port of Entry (POE) Roundabout Improvements. This notice provides for the additional scope of work, which allows for additional capacity to the awarded contract. The new contract sum, including this change order notice and previous change order notices is $2,662,492.51. The City Manager, or designee, is authorized to execute any documents and contract amendments needed to carry out the intent of this resolution. [POSTPONED FROM 10-12-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-1207 111. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Underground Electrical and Transformer Pad Easement, granting an easement to the El Paso Electric Company to provide electrical power to the property legally known as a Portion of Lot 1, Block 103, Tierra Del Este Unit Twenty-Two, El Paso County, Texas commonly known as 12781 Edgemere Blvd.   Not available Not available
21-1249 112. Board Re-AppointmentsMargaret L. Livingston to the Building and Standards Commission by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-1252 113. Board Re-AppointmentsLinda C. Troncoso to the Zoning Board of Adjustment by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
21-1247 114. Board AppointmentsGary Edens to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-1256 115. Board AppointmentsSusannah M. Byrd to the Public Service Board Selection Committee by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Not available
21-1255 116. Board AppointmentsChristina Olivares to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Not available
21-1213 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 exceeding the three (3) year limit. (See Attachment A)   Not available Not available
21-1253 118. Notice for NotationThat the City Council accept the donation of 200 Halloween costumes, valued at approximately $3,000 from Technimark that are being provided to children during the Halloween Costume giveaway event to be held this Saturday, October 23, 2021 in District 6.   Not available Not available
21-1254 119. Notice for NotationThat the City Council accept the donation of $1000 from Marathon Petroleum and $1000 from the Aguilar Family Foundation toward the Halloween Costume Giveaway event to be held this Saturday October 23, 2021 at Armijo Park in District 8.   Not available Not available
21-1248 120. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contribution of five hundred dollars or greater by Representative Isabel Salcido in the amounts of $500.00 from Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP; $1,000.00 from J. Kirk Robison; $2,500.00 from Stanley P. Jobe; $1,000.00 from L. Frederick Francis; $2,500.00 from Gerald Rubin & Stanlee Rubin; $1,000.00 from Adam Z. Frank & Dana M. Frank; $5,000.00 from Robert L. Bowling IV; $5,000.00 from Randall J. Bowling & Paige Bowling; $5,000.00 from Paul L. Foster; $2,500.00 from Maria F. Teran; $500.00 from John C. Karlsruher & Mary Eileen Karlsruher; $5,000.00 from Woody L. Hunt & Gayle G. Hunt; $2,500.00 from Demetrio Jimenez; $500.00 from Rogelio Lopez; $1,000.00 from Donald R. Margo II & Adair W. Margo; $2,500.00 from Raymond Palacios; $2,500.00 from Douglas Schwartz; $1,000.00 from Jack Chapman.   Not available Not available
21-1215 121. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase Public Safety Operational Efficiency. Request that the Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a Purchase Order to Advanced Data Processing, Inc. a Subsidiary of Intermedix Corporation, referencing Contract 2016-385R Transport Medical Billing, Collections & ePCR Service. This will be a change order to increase the contract by $75,496.56 for a total amount not to exceed $6,618,707.56. The change order will cover expenses for integration of Imagetrend Mobile Fire Inspections - License, Elite Mobile Fire Inspections Support and Account Advisement Services. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to a similar license and support module is as follows: A decrease of $3,502.94 for the license and support, which represents a 5% decrease due to the license is an additional module of a software included in the original contract. Department: Fire Award to: Advanced Data Processing, Inc. a Subsidiary of Intermedix Corporation Chap   Not available Not available
21-1251 122. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager and staff to come back at the November 23, 2021 City Council meeting with an estimate of how much the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC) project would cost if it were executed today.   Not available Video Video
21-1251 122. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager and staff to come back at the November 23, 2021 City Council meeting with an estimate of how much the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC) project would cost if it were executed today.   Not available Video Video
21-1246 123. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Attorney to drop the litigation related to the mandated use of masks and facial coverings (currently in the Eighth Court of Appeals), and to cease all staff work related to said litigation, in order to better prioritize staff time and taxpayer funds toward efforts more likely to be successful.   Not available Video Video
21-1257 124. Members of the City CouncilUpdate, discussion, and action on the comprehensive constituent request system development timeline and implementation deadlines. [POSTPONED FROM 10-26-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-1217 125. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City, as part of its instruction to the Districting Commission and in its adoption of a redistricting plan, will observe certain redistricting criteria in the adjustment of representative district boundaries.   Not available Video Video
21-1211 126. Operational Focus UpdatesManagement Update: WinterFest 2021   Not available Video Video
21-1211 126. Operational Focus UpdatesManagement Update: WinterFest 2021   Not available Video Video
21-1223 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of all of Lots 1 through 20, Block 266, Campbell Addition, and the vacated 20.00’ alley, 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/c/sp (General Mixed Use/conditions/special permit) 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   Not available Video Video
21-1223 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of all of Lots 1 through 20, Block 266, Campbell Addition, and the vacated 20.00’ alley, 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/c/sp (General Mixed Use/conditions/special permit) 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   Not available Video Video
21-1224 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00001, to allow for a 50% reduction in parking on the property described as all of Lots 1 through 20, Block 266, Campbell Addition, and the Vacated 20.00’ Alley, 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   Not available Video Video
21-1212 129. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. Discussion and action on the request that the Director of the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order(s) to Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Texas Commission on Fire Protection is a State Agency and the sole source for the TCFP certification in order to comply with the requirements under the Texas Administrative Code Title 37; Part 13; Chapter 421; Rule 421.17. Contract Variance: The difference in price, based on comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A decrease of $2,400.00 for the annual estimated amount, which represents a 3.52% decrease due to the number of employees was reduced by 32. Department: Fire Award to: Texas Commission on Fire Protection Austin, TX Annual Estimated Amount: $65,700.00 Funding Source: Professional Licenses and Memberships Account No.: 322-1000-22020-544140-P2221 Districts(s): All Reference No.: 2022-0023 This is a Sole Source, req   Not available Video Video
21-1206 130. 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 2021-1305 Parkway Structure Citywide Maintenance to J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC. for seven hundred thirty (730) consecutive calendar days as initial term for an estimated amount of $1,272,335.00. The award also includes a seven hundred thirty (730) consecutive calendar day option for an estimated amount of $1,272,335.00. The total value of the contract, including the initial term plus the option is one thousand four hundred sixty (1,460) consecutive calendar days, for an estimated total award of $2,544,670.00. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC. El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I Initial Term: 730 Consecutive Calendar Days Option to Extend: 730 Consecutive Calendar Days Initial Term Estimated Award: $1,272,335.00 (730 Consecu   Not available Video Video
21-1017 131. 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 09-14-21 AND 10-12-21]   Not available Video Video
21-1172 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance approving a project and financing plan for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Fourteen, City of El Paso, Texas; making various findings related to such plan; providing for severability; and providing an effective date.   Not available Video Video
21-1104 133. 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 10-12-2021 AND 10-26-2021]   Not available Not available
21-1105 134. 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 [POSTPONED FROM 10-26-2021 AND 11-23-2021]   Not available Video Video
21-1156 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a non-exclusive franchise to AMX Construction & Waste, to operate and maintain a solid waste collection and hauler service within the City of El Paso subject to the franchise terms and conditions; the penalty as provided in section 9.04.630 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
21-1170 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance renewing a Special Privilege License to the El Paso Electric Company, Owner and El Paso Parking, Inc., Lessee, to permit off-street parking within a portion of Rim Road right-of-way, by extending the term for another five years. Subject Property: South of Rim Rd. and West of El Paso St. Applicant: El Paso Parking Inc. NESV2020-00005   Not available Video Video
21-973 137. 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
21-973 137. 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
21-1210 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, on behalf of the City of El Paso ("City"), be authorized to submit an application to the Office of the Governor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant ("DEAAG") for the construction of approximately 1,200 feet of a 120-foot wide roadway corridor from Bert Williams Drive, located in the City of El Paso, to Iron Dust-Off Drive, located on Department of Defense property, in order to provide two traffic circles, accommodate the separation of traffic between secured and unsecured vehicles and include utility, landscape, lighting, and pedestrian improvements, for an anticipated total project cost of $3.7 million, with the City funding 50% of the cost at $1.85 million requested through the DEAAG grant. Furthermore, that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to explore funding sources and partnerships and to execute any documents and agreements in relation to the grant, funding sources, and/or partnership agreements, after consultation with the City Attorney's Office. In addition, the Ci   Not available Video Video
21-1231 139. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a two year On-Call Agreement for Professional Services to perform Municipal Solid Waste Engineering consulting services on a task basis by and between the City of El Paso and each of the following four (4) consultants: 1. AECOM Technical Services, Inc. 2. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. 3. Parkhill, Inc. 4. SCS Engineers Each On Call Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Thousand and No/100 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 is authorized to establish the fu   Not available Video Video
21-1105 134. 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 [POSTPONED FROM 10-26-2021 AND 11-23-2021]   Not available Video Video