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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/9/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
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21-1296 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of October 26, 2021, the Agenda Review of October 25, 2021, the Work Session of October 25, 2021, the Special Meeting of July 27, 2020, and the Work Session of September 28, 2020.   Not available Not available
21-1275 13. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign an Air Cargo Building Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and Swissport SAUSA, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company (“Lessee”), for office and warehouse space, loading dock, round service equipment parking apron and vehicle parking area, at 6415 Convair Road, El Paso, Texas, in Air Cargo Center Building #2. The annual rental fees are $120,156.78 and the lease effective date will be November 9, 2021. The initial term of this lease is of one (1) year plus four (4) automatic options of one (1) year each. The initial annual rent is $120,156.78, which is the same rate under the recently expired lease. The rental fee will be adjusted at the exercise of the first option on November 9, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-1280 14. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a First Amendment to Air Cargo Center Agreement (“First Amendment”) with an effective date of November 9, 2021, by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and DHL Express (USA), Inc. (“Lessee”) to add the following described property: That certain office and warehouse space containing approximately 12,325 square feet, more or less, in total as shown on Exhibit “C” to said First Amendment, known as the Air Cargo Center, 301 George Perry Blvd., Suite H, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, together with portions of the loading dock and vehicle parking space, ground service equipment parking and the non-exclusive use of the roadway in front of the Air Cargo Center, all as set forth therein. That the First Amendment shall identify Lessor Additional Improvements and the rental rates for Suite H. The term of this lease is five (5) years with one (1) year and three (3) months remaining plus one (1) option to extend the term by five (5) years. The new annual rental rate will be $173,139.55, which is an increase of $87,713.55 per year.   Not available Not available
21-1263 15. ResolutionsThat the El Paso City Council authorizes the submission to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 4365501, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as "Body Worn Camera Grant Program FY2022" to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $497,790.00, which requires a cash match by the City of $165,930.00 for a total project amount of $663,720.00. Grant period will be March 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.   Not available Not available
21-1262 16. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade from 3:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 25, 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 Copia St. between La Luz Ave. and Tularosa 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. (CSEV21-00059)   Not available Not available
21-1266 17. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution that in conformity with Section 3.5 of the City Charter, the regular City Council meeting scheduled on December 21, 2021 is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021, and the related Agenda Review and Work Session will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021. The regular meetings of the City Council for the 2022 calendar year will resume on January 4, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-1294 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. With this renewal the current rent of $11,391/month or $136,700/year will be increased by 11% to $12,065/month or $151,563/year. The renewal rental rate will be in effect for the five year renewal term.   Not available Not available
21-1234 19. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign a First Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and GRV Integrated Engineering Solutions, LLC., a Texas Limited Liability Corporation, for a project known as “YARBROUGH, GEORGE DIETER AND LEE TREVINO ARTERIAL LIGHTING AND LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS” to allow additional basic services for construction administration increasing the contract amount by $63,405 extending the contract amount from $503,956.76 to $567,361.76. Further, that the City Engineer is authorized to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed $36,595 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 $603,956.76; and that the City Manager is authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for the execution of the Agreement.   Not available Not available
21-1272 110. ResolutionsThat the Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas be authorized to sign a Resolution of no objection for a 2021 4% Non-Competitive, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application submitted by EP Salazar II, LP to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for the rehabilitation of approximately 302 affordable rental housing units at 311 S. Eucalyptus Street, El Paso, Texas 79905 (aka Salazar Apartments).   Not available Video Video
21-1273 111. ResolutionsThat the Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas be authorized to sign a Resolution acknowledging that the census tract within which the 2021 4% Non-Competitive, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application submitted by EP Salazar II, LP to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for the rehabilitation of approximately 302 affordable rental housing units at 311 S. Eucalyptus Street, El Paso, Texas 79905 (aka Salazar Apartments) is within a census tract with a poverty rate greater than 55%; and confirming that the City Council has voted specifically to authorize the Development to move forward.   Not available Not available
21-1276 112. ResolutionsThat the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso, Texas and the City of Anthony, 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 City of Anthony, for which the City of Anthony shall pay to the City of El Paso an annual amount of FIFTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FOUR DOLLARS AND NO/100 ($51,304.00).   Not available Not available
21-1299 113. Board Re-AppointmentsEdmund Castle to the Historic Landmark Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-1268 114. 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 Not available
21-1297 115. 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 $1,500.00 by El Paso Association of Fire Fighters Local 51.   Not available Not available
21-1302 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City Council declares that the expenditure of District 2 discretionary funds in an amount not to exceed $4,446.42 to the Downtown Management District for costs related to the placement of informational banners in the City’s downtown area for the Ann Richards Legacy Project; serves the public purpose of inspiring new leaders.   Not available Video Video
21-1300 117. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager and staff to provide an answer on or before the February 1, 2022 City Council meeting with a cost estimate of how much the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC) project would cost if it were executed today.   Not available Video Video
21-1298 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to suspend November Sun Metro route closures to the 2nd quarter of 2022 to fully ascertain return of ridership and to create a timeline for reinstatement of route closures during the pandemic from March 2020 to present.   Not available Video Video
21-1304 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution recognizing and honoring November 20, 2021 as National Transgender Day of Remembrance.   Not available Video Video
21-1274 120. Operational Focus UpdatesManagement Update: Eco-Tourism Update.   Not available Video Video
21-1258 121. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation, discussion and action on the upcoming Strategic Planning Session to be held on December 1-2, 2021 at the El Paso Museum of Art.   Not available Video Video
21-1258 121. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation, discussion and action on the upcoming Strategic Planning Session to be held on December 1-2, 2021 at the El Paso Museum of Art.   Not available Video Video
21-1284 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and traffic), Chapter 12.08 (Administration and Enforcement), Section 12.08.220 (Impounding Vehicles) of the City Code, in its entirety, to allow an employee designated by the City to request the removal and storage of illegally parked and abandoned vehicles.   Not available Video Video
21-1269 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00012, to allow for a television and radio broadcasting antennae on the property described as a portion of Lot 1, Block 2, Pellicano Commercial Unit Three, 12285 Pellicano Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.700 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: 12285 Pellicano Drive Applicant: Montoya Oak Business Park, LP PZST21-00012   Not available Video Video
21-1270 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 8C, Section 29, Block 80, TSP 1, Texas And Pacific RR Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) 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: Generally located East of Dyer Street and North of Sean Haggerty Drive/Angora Loop Avenue Applicant: Sitework Engineering c/o Jorge Garcia, PZRZ21-00022   Not available Video Video
21-1260 125. 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 2022-0052 Airport RTS to MIRADOR ENTERPRISES, INC. for an estimated award of $1,474,731.79. The purpose of the project is to improve the existing local bus service in El Paso along the Montana Street corridor by adding a new bus rapid transit service route, as well as providing a pickup location for rideshare users. A new enclosed station at the El Paso International Airport will be constructed that will follow the development of the Montana Rapid Transit System (RTS), that will also provide a pickup location for rideshare users. The station will consist of a climate-controlled building, pedestrian lighting, new sidewalks, landscaping, bicycle racks and artwork. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: MIRADOR ENTERPRISES, INC. El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I, Base Bid II, Base Bid III and Base Bid IV Initial Term: 182 Conse   Not available Video Video
21-1104 126. 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 Video Video
21-1154 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning for a portion of Tract 6, Fruitvale Addition, 8458 Roseway Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to R-4 (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: 8458 Roseway Drive Applicant: Elder Ramirez, PZRZ21-00023   Not available Video Video
21-1157 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance approving a special permit for a parking lot for the property described as Lot 7 and 8 and South 2 Feet of Lot 9, Block 82, Campbell Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, The penalty is as provided for 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: 707 S. Ochoa St. Applicant: Jaime Montoya, PZST21-00010   Not available Video Video
21-1169 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning for the property described as being a portion of Tracts 3 and 3A, Section 15, Block 80, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch-Farm) 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: Dyer Street and O’Connor Drive Applicant: Salvare NE El Paso, LLC, PZRZ21-00019   Not available Video Video
21-1279 130. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Amendment to a Standard Form of Agreement between the Owner and Design-Builder entered into by and between the City and Jordan Foster Construction, LLC, dated March 19, 2019, and establishes a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction and time for completion of construction. Design-Builder’s GMP for cost of the Eastside Sports Complex Phase II 2018-1186R project is $12,105,896.36, which includes amounts previously paid under the Agreement, the Owner’s Contingency, Design-Builder’s Fee, General Conditions and Design-Builder’s Contingency.   Not available Video Video
21-1230 131. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign a two year On-Call Agreement for Professional Services to perform appraisal services on a task order basis between the City of El Paso and each of the following five consultants: 1. CBRE, Inc. 2. Gayle-Reid Appraisal Services, Inc. 3. Lowery Property Advisors, LLC. 4. Ralph Sellers & Associates 5. Wilkinson, Pendergras & Associates LP. Each On-Call Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed $100,000. In addition, the City Manager is authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of each On-Call Agreement. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to execute any amendments to the agreements provided such amendments do not increase the contract amounts. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to exercise up to three options to extend the contracts for one year each option, each option increasing the contract amount by an additional $50,000 for a total contract amount,   Not available Video Video
21-1271 132. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the Resolution that the City reviewed and approves the issuance of the Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2021 by Paseo Del Este Municipal Utility District No. 1 with the acknowledgement that the issuance of such bonds does not constitute debt issuance by the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
21-1259 133. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and TRANSMAP CORPORATION, an Ohio Professional Limited Liability Company, for a project known as “PAVEMENT CONDITIONS INDEX ASSESSMENT” for an amount not to exceed SIX HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY FIVE AND 93/100 DOLLARS ($652,895.93) and that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to establish the funding sources, make any necessary budget transfers, execute any and all documents necessary for the execution of the Agreement, and to execute any contract amendments that do not impact the funding amount.   Not available Video Video
21-1286 134. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a two year On-Call Agreement for Professional Services to perform Urban Design Services on a task basis by and between the City of El Paso and each of the following consultants for services not traditionally offered by other design consultants with active on-call contract: · Service Area Information Analysis AECOM Technical Services. Inc. · Service Area Strategic Planning and Visioning Lake Flato Architects, Inc. and Mycotoo, Inc. (2 contracts) · Service Area Sustainability & Resiliency Planning AECOM Technical Services, Inc. and Quantum Engineering Consultants, Inc. (2 contracts) · Service Area Urban Design Asakura Robinson Company, LLC and Lake Flato Architects, Inc. (2 contracts) Each On Call Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Thousand and No/00 Dollars ($200,000.00), 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    Not available Video Video
21-1265 135. 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 necessar   Not available Video Video