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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/26/2022 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
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22-439 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of April 12, 2022, the Agenda Review Minutes of April 11, 2022, the Work Session Minutes of December 9, 2019, and the Special Meeting of February 3, 2021.   Not available Video Video
22-491 12. ResolutionsREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
22-452 13. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso ("Lessor") and B.H. Zane Grey Butterfield, LLC ("Lessee") regarding the following described property: A 5.0234 acres parcel portion of all of Lot 2 and a portion of Lot 2B, Block I, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit One Replat "A," El Paso County Plat Records, consisting of approximately 218,818.9 square feet, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, municipally known and numbered as 4 and 6 Butterfield Trail Blvd., El Paso, Texas. The term of this lease is an initial term of forty (40) years and one (1) ten-year option to extend the term of the lease. The annual rental fee for the land in the initial term will be $84,000. The rent fee for the building will be a lump sum in the amount of $1,145,000.00.   Not available Video Video
22-453 14. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso ("Lessor") and B.H. Zane Grey Butterfield, LLC ("Lessee") regarding the following described property: A 5.0681 acres parcel portion of Lots 2B and 2C, Block 1, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit One Replat "A,'' El Paso County Plat Records, consisting of approximately 220,768.6 square feet, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, municipally known and numbered as 9 Zane Grey Street, El Paso, Texas. The term of this lease is an initial term of forty (40) years and one (1) ten-year option to extend the term of the lease. The annual rental fee for the land in the initial term will be $84,000. The rent fee for the building will be a lump sum in the amount of $1,440,000.00.   Not available Video Video
22-455 15. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso ("Lessor") and B.H. 7108 Airport Road, LLC ("Lessee") regarding the following described property: A portion of Lots 1 and 2, Block 6, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit One Replat A, consisting of approximately 44,262.9 square feet, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, municipally known and numbered as 7108 Airport Rd., El Paso, Texas. The term of this lease is an initial term of forty (40) years and one (1) ten-year option to extend the term of the lease. The annual rental fee for the land in the initial term will be $48,000. The rent fee for the building will be a lump sum in the amount of $280,000.00.   Not available Video Video
22-456 16. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lease Agreement between the City of El Paso ("Lessor") and B.H. 7619 Lockheed Drive, LLC. ("Lessee") regarding the following described property: Lot 15, Block 8, El Paso International Airport Tract Unit Two, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, municipally known and numbered as 7619 Lockheed, El Paso, Texas. The term of this lease is an initial term of forty (40) years and one (1) ten-year option to extend the term of the lease. The annual rental fee for the land in the initial term will be $27,600. The rent fee for the building will be a lump sum in the amount of $340,000.00.   Not available Video Video
22-464 17. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Lease Agreement by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”) and Halloran Family Joint Venture, LLC (“Lessee”), regarding real property described as, a 52,846.456 square foot parcel of land, more or less, being a portion of Tract 4A25, Block 2, Ascarate Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, (approximately 1.213 acres of land) and municipally known and numbered as 6901 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas. The initial term is 40-year beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. on May 1, 2022 (“Effective Date”) for a monthly fee of $4,179.27, plus one option to extend for 10 years.   Not available Video Video
22-441 38. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit grant application 3060707 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “West Texas Anti-Gang Program, FY2023” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. In the event of loss or misuse of grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full. Requesting $33,746,878.50, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023.   Not available Video Video
22-437 19. ResolutionsThat the City of El Paso accepts, with gratitude, the donation from the El Paso Zoological Society (“Society”) of the following: A donation of up to $350,000 to the El Paso Zoo for repairs, renovations and improvements to the El Paso Zoo’s elephant barn. That the City Council also authorizes the City Manager to sign any necessary documentation required for this donation (as long as such documentation does not affect the approved budget of the City of El Paso) including signing the contract. That the City of El Paso recognizes the donation to the Society by Mrs. Bowman, which enables these projects.   Not available Video Video
22-446 110. ResolutionsThat the closure of rights-of-way within the City of El Paso for the Sun City CRIT from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, 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. (CSEV21-00118)   Not available Video Video
22-454 111. ResolutionsA Resolution to find that the Taxpayer, MARTINEZ ANGEL A and ROSA A, has met the requirements of Section 33.011 of the Tax Code for the request of waiver of penalties and interest and the City waives the penalty and interest amount on the 2021 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $315.15, for the property with the following legal description: 83 VISTA DEL SOL #18 LOT 24 (5989.4050 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
22-457 112. ResolutionsA Resolution to find that the Taxpayer, MC CLURE BARBARA J, has met the requirements of Section 33.011 of the Tax Code for the request of waiver of penalties and interest and the City waives the penalty and interest amount on the 2021 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(3)(A) of the Tax Code in the amount of $401.89, for the property with the following legal description: 26 SCOTSDALE #4 LOT 33 (8284 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
22-458 113. ResolutionsA Resolution to find that the Taxpayer, EL PASO TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION, has met the requirements of Section 33.011 of the Tax Code for the request of waiver of penalties and interest and the City waives the penalty and interest amount on the 2021 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $23.43 for the property with the following legal description: INV FURN MACH CMP.   Not available Video Video
22-438 114. ResolutionsThat the El Paso City Council authorizes the City Manager to sign an Equipment Lease Agreement by and between Dr. Alvaro Medina, DVM and the City of El Paso for use of the City’s Department of Animal Services vehicle #17146, license plate number 1345554 and VIN 1FDUF5GTXGEA85175 as a spay/neuter van to be used to offer spay and neuter procedures, for an initial term from April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023, and which may be renewed for two (2) consecutive periods of one (1) full year, in exchange for a minimum number of low cost spay and neuter procedures and the resulting reduction in the feral dog and cat population in the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
22-465 115. ResolutionsA Resolution that allows for the consolidation of the following, previously-approved, affordable rental housing development loans taken out on properties located at 6806 Alameda and 6968 Alameda, El Paso, Texas, as recommended by the Director of Community and Human Development, as listed below: Project Name: 6806 Alameda and 6968 Alameda loan consolidation Project Type: Multiple Family Units Project Address: 6806 Alameda and 6968 Alameda District: 3 Funding Amount: $1,093,485.75   Not available Video Video
22-476 116. Board Re-AppointmentsDebra Fraire to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 5 by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
22-470 117. Board AppointmentsFermin Dorado to the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Video Video
22-444 118. 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 greater than $2,500.00. (See Attachment A)   Not available Video Video
22-484 119. Notice for NotationAccept the donation of $281.30 from El Paso Disposal for the purchase of toys for a community engagement event that was hosted in District 3.   Not available Video Video
22-485 120. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to congratulate and commend Chapin High School’s boys’ basketball team for being the first team in school’s history to make the Sweet 16 and for having made it that far two times in a row and to request the City Clerk to submit an executed copy of this resolution to the head coach of the Chapin High School boys basketball team Rodney Lewis and the Chapin High School administration office.   Not available Video Video
22-486 121. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to recognize the El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department and their efforts for the 2022 Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).   Not available Video Video
22-489 122. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to recognize the challenges that members of the transgender community face every day around the world and support creating an environment in which any resident can live without stigma and have the opportunity to flourish.   Not available Video Video
22-492 123. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager to develop a Fiscal Year 2023 Budget that includes a decrease in the overall property tax rate to minimize the financial impact on taxpayers and continue to execute the City’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.   Not available Video Video
22-490 124. Members of the City CouncilPresentation and update from the El Paso Children’s Hospital.   Not available Video Video
22-442 125. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation, update and discussion on the City’s Intersection Safety Improvement Program.   Not available Video Video
22-449 126. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation on Community Health.   Not available Video Video
22-466 327. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update - Presentation by the El Paso Central Appraisal District   Not available Video Video
22-355 128. Operational Focus UpdatesUpdate on the state of homelessness in El Paso. [POSTPONED FROM 04-12-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-447 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of being all of Tract 1D, U.S. Government Parcel #6, and a portion of Tract 14-A, and Tract 15-B, Block 27, Ysleta Grant, 175 Midway Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) and C-4 (Commercial) to C-1 (Commercial), 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: 175 Midway Drive Applicant: Ysleta Independent School District, PZRZ21-00027   Not available Video Video
22-462 130. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.7 - Maximize Municipal Court efficiency and enhance customer experience. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2022-0007R Collection Services for Delinquent Fines and Fees - Municipal Court to Delgado Acosta Spencer Linebarger & Perez, LLP for an initial four (4) year term for an estimated amount of $3,796,035.80. The award also includes, three (3), one (1) year options for an estimated amount of $2,847,026.85. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the options, for a total of seven (7) years, for an estimated amount of $6,643,062.65. This contract will allow collection services for the Municipal Court. Contract Variance: No contract variance Department: Municipal Court Award to: Delgado Acosta Spencer Linebarger & Perez, LLP El Paso, TX Item(s): All Annual Estimated Award: $949,008.95 Initial Term: $3,796,035.80 (4 years) Option to Extend: $2,847,026.85 (3 years) Total Estimated Award: $6,643,062.65 (7 years) Account No.: 1   Not available Video Video
22-463 131. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2022-0337 Fire Station 19 Building Renovations to DANTEX GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC. for an award of Base Bid I: $2,579,000.00 for a total estimated award of $2,579,000.00. This contract will allow Fire Station 19 located at 2405 McRae Blvd to receive a full renovation of the existing building bringing it up current safety standards as well as modernizing the existing facility. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: DANTEX GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC. El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 270 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $2,579,000.00 Total Estimated Award: $2,579,000.00 Account No.: 190 - 4820 - 29090 - 580270 - PCP21FS19RENOV7 Funding Source: Public Safety Bond District(s):|910| This is a Competitive Sealed Proposal, lump sum contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments recommend award as indicate   Not available Video Video
22-460 132. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsDiscussion and action on the award of Task Order #4V-1 Leo Cancellare Pool Improvements for Solicitation 2021-0811 Job Order Contracting and Facilities Construction to Veliz Company, LLC for a total estimated award of $3,075,479.46.   Not available Video Video
22-461 133. 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 2022-0391 Street Resurfacing 2022 to ZTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC., for an initial term of three hundred sixty-five (365) consecutive calendar days for an estimated total amount of $7,900,170.00. This award also includes a one (1) term option to extend for 100% of the original contract quantities for three hundred sixty-five (365) consecutive calendar days. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option, for a total of seven hundred thirty (730) consecutive calendar days, for an estimated amount of $15,800,340.00. The contract consists of paving project streets, alley, parking lot or other paved surfaces necessary to enhance and sustain El Paso’s infrastructure Citywide. At project locations the program will provide a new asphaltic riding surface, updated pedestrian elements, and replace damaged concrete parkway structures and striping and markings   Not available Video Video
22-440 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2022A”, in an amount not to exceed $25,330,000, to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized city officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
22-176 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.40 (Noise), Section 9.40.020 (Applicability) to clarify the Reasonable Sensibilities Standard; Section 9.40.030 (Sound Level Violations) to clarify the maximum sound level, that sound levels apply to properties producing the noise, and the locations of sound readings; Section 9.40.040 (Vibration) to clarify that Vibration Violations can occur on any affected property; Section 9.40.070 (Penalties) to clarify that the city may seek civil action and penalties of up to $1,000 per day; Section 9.40.080 (Enforcement) to clarify which departments have authority to enforce; the penalty as provided in Section 9.40.070 of the City Code. [POSTPONED FROM 03-01-2022, 04-26-2022, 05-10-2022, AND 06-07-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-216 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 5 (Business License and Permit Regulations), Chapter 5.03 (Amplified Sound Permit), Article I (General Provisions), Section 5.03.020 (A) and Section 5.03.020 (E) (Definitions), Article II (Permit Application Process) Section 5.03.040 (B) (3) (Permit Application Processing), Article III (Denial, Suspension, Revocation, and Appeals) Section 5.03.080 (B) (5) and Section 5.03.090 (A) (2), Article IV (Permit Standards), Section 5.03.110 (A) (Permit Standards), Article VI (Violation; Penalty) Section 5.03.130 (C) Violation and adding Section 5.03.130 (E); The penalty as provided in 5.03.130 of the El Paso City Code. [POSTPONED FROM 03-01-2022, 04-26-2022, 05-10-2022, AND 06-07-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-226 137. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00018, to allow for a crematorium on the property described as Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, Golden Gate Commercial Park, 1755 Zaragoza Road, 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: 1755 Zaragoza Road Applicant: Golden Gate Family LTD, PZST21-00018 [POSTPONED FROM 03-29-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-409 138. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending various sections of Title 19 (Subdivision and Development Plats), to adopt the El Paso Street Design Manual, to update references to the design standards for construction to the street design manual, and to update standards of construction for streets. The Penalty is as provided in Chapter 19.42 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
22-410 139. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the 2025 proposed thoroughfare system, as incorporated into “Plan El Paso” to add context area classifications to all included thoroughfares and to make minor changes to the thoroughfare system based on existing conditions and development patterns.   Not available Video Video
22-412 140. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Ordinance 011469 merging the membership of the Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council into the AmeriCorps Seniors Advisory Council.   Not available Video Video
22-450 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Professional Services Agreement for the project known as “Feasibility Study for the Multi-Purpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center” to M. Arthur Gensler & Associates, Inc., a California, USA Foreign For-Profit Corporation. The Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Seven Hundred Ninety-Eight Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-One and 00/100 Dollars ($798,661.00). 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.   Not available Video Video
22-471 142. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between City of El Paso (“City”) and Mills Plaza Properties V, LP a Texas limited partnership and Kress Tunnel, LLC a Texas limited liability company (collectively, “Applicant”) in support of a development project located at 211 North Mesa Street, El Paso, Texas, 79901. The project includes the redevelopment, rehabilitation and improvement of the Kress Building as well as, pending City approval, the development and construction of a sub-surface tunnel beneath North Oregon Street. The Agreement requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $18.4 million. Over the term of the Agreement, the City shall provide economic incentives not to exceed $2,049,000.   Not available Video Video
22-472 143. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Consulting Services Agreement by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF EL PASO (“BBB”), for the BBB to provide marketing services for the “EPBUSINESSSTRONG AND BUY EL PASO PROGRAMS” in an amount not to exceed $170,330.00.   Not available Video Video
22-469 144. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the approval of an easement agreement between El Paso Electric Company and the City of El Paso to provide electrical services to the addition to the Westside Library located at 125 Belvidere Street.   Not available Video Video
22-451 145. 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 Alta Planning + Design Inc. a California Corporation, for a project known as “Vision Zero Action Plan Consulting Services” for an amount not to exceed $682,619.00. In addition, the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for execution of the Agreement for Professional Services.   Not available Video Video
22-459 146. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution adopting a districting plan which establishes new Council representative district boundaries based on the 2020 U.S. Census data, to become effective immediately, and dissolving the Districting Commission, as they have completed their duties in the redistricting process per City Charter.   Not available Video Video
22-459 146. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution adopting a districting plan which establishes new Council representative district boundaries based on the 2020 U.S. Census data, to become effective immediately, and dissolving the Districting Commission, as they have completed their duties in the redistricting process per City Charter.   Not available Video Video