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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/10/2022 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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22-550 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of April 26, 2022, the Agenda Review Minutes of April 25, 2022, the Work Session of April 25, 2022, the Work Session of December 6, 2021, and the Work Session of December 13, 2021.   Not available Video Video
22-555 12. ResolutionsREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
22-514 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 1, 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
22-515 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
22-516 15. 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
22-517 16. 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
22-500 27. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Council authorizes the Mayor to sign a letter in support of the proposed National Register of Historic Places nomination of the structure located at 211 N. Mesa Street (Kress Building), City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: 211 N. Mesa   Not available Video Video
22-528 18. ResolutionsA Resolution that City Council accepts the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and hereby approves the renaming of Happiness Senior Center, located at 563 N. Carolina Drive, within the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, as “Jessie Moreno Happiness Center”   Not available Video Video
22-551 19. Board Re-AppointmentsCharles Mais to the Historic Landmark Commission by Representative Isabel Salcido, District 5.   Not available Video Video
22-497 110. Board Re-AppointmentsMichael Bray to the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
22-509 111. 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
22-495 212. Members of the City CouncilDiscuss the 2022 Texas Society of Architects (TxA) Annual Conference and Design Expo in El Paso event that will attract over 3000 Architects, Design Professionals and Vendors to El Paso this year and will contribute to over 1200 room nights and an estimated $2,700,000 in economic impact to the City. Texas Society of Architects begun the process by reaching out to City of El Paso staff in CID, MCAD and Sun Metro to request access and assistance in coordinating tours that will highlight the great work the City has accomplished to Architects from across the entire State of Texas and beyond.   Not available Video Video
22-554 113. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action protecting Women’s Rights and to direct the City Manager to work with the City Council to establish a City of El Paso Women’s Commission and/or Board focused on Women’s equality and protecting their rights.   Not available Video Video
22-557 114. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution that the City Council declares that the expenditure of District 8 discretionary funds in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to support the Opportunity Center for the Homeless’ renovation, rehabilitation, expansion and construction of bathroom facilities serves a municipal purpose of enhancing El Paso’s quality of life while nurturing and promoting a healthy and sustainable community; and that the City Manager be authorized to effectuate any budget transfer necessary to ensure that the funds are properly expended for such purpose and to execute any related agreements and amendments to such agreements.   Not available Video Video
22-552 115. Operational Focus UpdatesAd Hoc Charter Advisory Committee Update.   Not available Video Video
22-501 116. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on a report by Moss Adams, LLP on the financial and grants audits of the City of El Paso (“City”). The report to the City Council will include the audit opinion regarding the City financial statements and a brief overview of the financial results for the City for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2021.   Not available Video Video
22-559 117. Operational Focus UpdatesThe Department of Aviation will provide a management update regarding the ELP 5MW (Megawatts) Solar Farm Project.   Not available Video Video
22-504 118. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Franchise for Elite Medical Air Transport, LLC d/b/a Emergent Air, to operate a non-emergency ambulance transfer service. [POSTPONED FROM 05-24-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-506 119. OrdinancesAn Ordinance to amend Title 5 (Business License and Permit Regulations) Chapter 5.02 (Alcoholic Beverages), Section 5.02.090 (City Protest of Permit/License), Section 5.02.100 (City Liquor License/Permit - Fee) and Section 5.02.140 (Liquor License/Permit - Term); The penalty as provided in 5.02.170 (Violations and Penalties) of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
22-521 120. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) contained in “Plan El Paso” for the properties legally described as Tract 1C, Block 1 and Tract 1A, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, 9879 North Loop Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from O-3, Agriculture to G-7, Industrial and/or Railyards. Subject Property: 9879 North Loop Drive Applicant: Hunt Eastlake Industrial, LLC. PLCP21-00004 [POSTPONED FROM 05-10-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-522 121. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 1C, Block 1 and Tract 1A, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, 9879 North Loop Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to C-4/c (Commercial/condition) 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: 9879 North Loop Drive Applicant: Hunt Eastlake Industrial, LLC, PZRZ21-00017 [POSTPONED FROM 05-10-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-523 122. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) contained in “Plan El Paso” for the properties legally described as Tract 2, 2B, and 3D, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from O-3, Agriculture to G-4, Suburban (Walkable). Subject Property: North of Inglewood Drive and West of North Loop Drive Applicant: BRE Development, LLC. PLCP21-00005 [POSTPONED FROM 05-10-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-524 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tracts 2, 2B, and 3D, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) to A-O/c (Apartment/Office/condition), 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: North of Inglewood Drive and West of North Loop Drive Applicant: BRE Development, LLC. PZRZ21-00035 [POSTPONED FROM 05-10-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-530 124. 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 request that the Director of the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order(s) to LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc dba LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the sole distributor for the Desk Officer Reporting System for a term of two (2) years for an estimated amount of $135,000.00 with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. The award of the contract for the Desk Officer Reporting System will allow citizens to submit police incident reports to be posted into the existing automated Records Management System (RMS). Contract Variance: New contract, no contract variance. Department: Police Award to: LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc dba LexisNexis Risk Solutions Alpharetta, GA Term: 2 years Annual Estimated Amount: $67,500.00 Total Estimated Award: $135,000.00 Account No.: 321-2710-21230-522020-P2104-   Not available Video Video
22-527 125. 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, that after having provided adequate notice as required by Sec. 2254.1036 of the Texas Government Code, the Agreement for Delinquent Court Fines and Fees Services, pursuant to Solicitation 2022-0007R Collection Services for Delinquent Fines and Fees - Municipal Court, is awarded to Delgado Acosta Spencer Linebarger & Perez, LLP and that the City Manager, or his designee, is authorized to execute the Agreement and any related documents with Delgado Acosta Spencer Linebarger & Perez, LLP required to effectuate this award.   Not available Video Video
22-513 126. 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.: 111-1000-11030-20   Not available Video Video
22-525 127. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Discussion and action that the Purchasing Director is authorized to notify J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC., that the City is terminating Solicitation 2021-1037 Rojas Drive Widening without cause, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of section 3L of the Contract Clauses at the request from the contractor effective May 10, 2022. Department: Capital Improvement   Not available Video Video
22-525 127. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Discussion and action that the Purchasing Director is authorized to notify J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. DBA J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC., that the City is terminating Solicitation 2021-1037 Rojas Drive Widening without cause, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of section 3L of the Contract Clauses at the request from the contractor effective May 10, 2022. Department: Capital Improvement   Not available Video Video
22-176 128. 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
22-216 129. 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
22-510 130. Other BusinessDiscussion and action requesting City Council support for the staff recommended project that has been selected to submit for an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant under the Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant Program (MPDG) for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives.   Not available Video Video
22-529 131. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the appointment of 4 candidates to fill 5 Part Time On call Associate Judge vacancies. Six candidates applied; 1 did not meet qualifications; 1 non-responsive. Four candidates’ names were submitted by a city representative to the City Manager’s office. These positions serve as substitutes for the elected municipal court trial judges at trial and other court hearings; they preside over arraignments; they serve as magistrates on graveyard shifts. The candidates are: 1. Elia Garcia 2. Jose Gonzalez 3. Leonel Nunez 4. Manuel Parra   Not available Video Video
22-468 132. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the results of the Public Engagement related to the Community Progress Bond.   Not available Video Video
22-502 133. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to adopt the Post-Issuance Compliance Policy for the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video
22-503 134. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City hereby adopts the revised City of El Paso Budget Policy, which allows for the establishment of a Pension Stabilization Fund and amends the language of the Stabilization Fund created on March 3, 2020.   Not available Video Video
22-535 135. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign a Certificate of Approval of the Highest Elected Official in conjunction with the proposed issuance by the Housing Opportunity Management Enterprises PFC (the “Issuer”), a non- profit public facility corporation created by the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $20,000,000.00, for the Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Conversion Program, Cielo Tower Apartments Project.   Not available Video Video
22-536 136. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign a Certificate of Approval of the Highest Elected Official in conjunction with the proposed issuance by the Alamito Public Facilities Corporation (the “Issuer”), a public facility of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $76,125,000, for the following residential rental projects Salazar Apartments; Cien Palmas Apartments; Mesa Place Townhomes; and Franklin Place Townhomes.   Not available Video Video
22-505 137. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Professional Services Agreement for the project known as “Traffic Management Center Upgrades” to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. The Agreement will be for an amount not to exceed Three Million, Five Hundred Eighteen Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixty-Nine and 71/00 Dollars ($3,518,769.71), and includes 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 the project for a total amount of $3,618,769.71. 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 the Agreement.   Not available Video Video
22-554 113. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action protecting Women’s Rights and to direct the City Manager to work with the City Council to establish a City of El Paso Women’s Commission and/or Board focused on Women’s equality and protecting their rights.   Not available Video Video