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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/2/2022 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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22-966 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of July 19, 2022, the Agenda Review of July 18, 2022, and the Work Session of July 18, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-967 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Not available
22-952 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign an Underground Electrical and Transformer Pad Easement for six (6) Easements, hereinafter referred to as (“Easement”), to accommodate an electrical transmission line to provide electrical power to property in the vicinity of the El Paso International Airport, said easement more particularly described as: A portion of Lot 1, Block 11, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park Unit Two, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Not available
22-962 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign a Second Amendment to an On-Call agreement for Professional Services with EMC Engineers, Inc., a Texas corporation, to provide for additional services at a cost not to exceed Forty-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Five Dollars ($48,555.00), thereby increasing the contract amount from Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000.00) to Three Hundred Ninety- Eight Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Five Dollars ($398,555.00); and that the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for the execution of the Second Amendment.   Not available Not available
22-965 15. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Advance Funding Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for Paso del Norte (PDN) Trail Magoffin Shared Use Path project, which has an estimated total project cost of $1,308,751.00 of which the estimated local government participation amount is estimated at $253,264.00. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all actions required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Not available
22-971 16. ResolutionsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Request that the Purchasing Director be authorized to notify M.J. Mader Enterprises, Inc. dba Bio Dyne Chemical Co. that the City is terminating Contract No. 2022-0156 Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Lubricants, Transmission and Hydraulic Oils & Fluids for convenience, pursuant to the provisions and requirements of Part 4, Section 8, Paragraph A of the Contract Clauses, and that the termination shall be effective as of August 2, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-961 17. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Council designates the Director of the Department of Animal Services to be the Local Rabies Control Authority to enforce the provisions of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 826.017.   Not available Not available
22-964 18. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Manager or designee be authorized to sign a Local Government Approval Letter for nonprofit organizations conducting Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Shelter Activities, approving the emergency shelter activities provided by El Paso Human Services, Inc. within the City of El Paso.   Not available Not available
22-973 29. Board Re-AppointmentsEugenia Posada to the Bicycle Advisory Committee by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
22-993 210. Board AppointmentsRene Hurtado to the Greater El Paso Civic, Convention and Tourism Advisory Board by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
22-1004 211. Board AppointmentsHolly Packard Cobb to the Greater El Paso Civic, Convention, and Tourism by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
22-974 212. Board AppointmentsValerie M. Armendariz to the Tax Advisory Committee by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
22-994 213. Board AppointmentsElisa Morales to the Women’s Rights Commission by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Not available
22-1005 214. Board AppointmentsNydia Correa to the Women’s Right Commission by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
22-955 115. 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
22-956 116. 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 B)   Not available Not available
22-992 117. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contribution by Representative Cassandra Hernandez of $500 from the El Paso Association of Contractors.   Not available Not available
22-999 118. 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 $500 from the El Paso Chapter Associated General.   Not available Not available
22-1001 119. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions by City Representative Alexsandra Annello: El Paso Association of Contractors $500.   Not available Not available
22-1002 120. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the City Council declares that the expenditure of District 8 discretionary funds in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00 for the Children's Camp Program at the El Paso Museum of History serves a municipal purpose of enhancing the quality of life through recreational, cultural and educational environments for El Paso residents; 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 Not available
22-997 121. Members of the City CouncilUpdate, discussion, action by City Clerk and City Manager on city staff progress in reviewing and certifying the “Climate Charter” petition submitted by Ground Game Texas.   Not available Not available
22-997 121. Members of the City CouncilUpdate, discussion, action by City Clerk and City Manager on city staff progress in reviewing and certifying the “Climate Charter” petition submitted by Ground Game Texas.   Not available Not available
22-996 122. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on City readiness to consider an ordinance on August 16, 2022, to place the Climate Charter initiative on the November 8, 2022, general election ballot, in the event that the petition is certified by the City Clerk.   Not available Not available
22-970 123. Operational Focus UpdatesUpdate from the El Paso County’s Planning and Development Department and Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority regarding the Pellicano Widening Project (TxDOT CSJ 0924-06-534).   Not available Not available
22-995 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance of the City Council of the City of El Paso, Texas, ordering a Special Election for the submission of Charter Amendments to Section 2.2C to allow persons to serve two full terms as Mayor or District Representative if such person carried out an unexpired term; Section 3.18 to allow City Council to authorize leases for 40 years or less by Resolution or Ordinance; Section 3.5A to allow Council to reschedule meetings for holidays and allow the Mayor to cancel a Council meeting if required due to Declared Emergency; Section 3.9B, 3.10B, and 6.1-12 to align to State law and update obsolete references; Section 3.11 to remove the requirement for a second petition in initiatives, and provide a procedure for citizens to initiate City Ordinances; Section 1.2, 3.5E, 3.6, 4.1B, 4.3 and 7.3 to authorize the Mayor to vote on all Council items, removing the tie-breaking and veto capacity; Section 6.1-4 to authorize the City to create a policy regarding membership on the Civil Service Commission to reflect the community and City Workforce; Sections 6.2-2 and 6.2-3 to align the employee se   Not available Not available
22-963 125. 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 2022-0271 Ysleta Middle School Rapid Transit System (RTS) to ALLEN CONCRETE, LLC for an estimated award of $625,384.55. The project consists of installation of school zone flashers along Independence Drive, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) ramps at multiple locations, and school zone signs will be upgraded to meet the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards at Ysleta Middle School. Bicycle lanes will be installed at Davis Dr. / Elvin Way between Alameda Avenue and Victor Lane. There will also be a hike & bike trail along Playa Lateral between Elvin Way and Jesuit Drive. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: ALLEN CONCRETE, LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I Initial Term: 117 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid: $625,384.55 Total Estimated Award: $625,384.55 Funding Source: Capital Projects and Federal Highway Adminis   Not available Not available
22-953 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, in one or more series, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $441,000,000 for System improvements and to refund certain obligations issued for System improvements; 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 Not available
22-954 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2023” 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 Not available
22-754 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 9A1, 9B1, Laura E. Mundy Survey 238 and a portion of Nellie D. Mundy Survey No. 244, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-5/c (Residential/conditions) to C-2/c (Commercial/conditions) and from R-5/sp (Residential/special permit) to C-2 (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: Generally North of Transmountain Road and East of Interstate 10 Applicant: EP Transmountain Residential, LLC. PZRZ22-00009 [POSTPONED FROM 07-19-2022]   Not available Not available
22-848 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of the East 300 feet of North 150 feet of South 165 feet of Tract 9-D, First Supplemental Map of Parkland Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to A-O (Apartment/Office) 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 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive and East of Bomarc Street Applicant: CEA Group, PZRZ22-00015   Not available Not available
22-920 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Special Privilege License to 1031 Firestone, LLC to permit the construction, installation, maintenance use and repair of an aerial encroachment of an outdoor stairway for additional access to the property located at 1025 Texas Avenue, El Paso, Texas; setting the License term for a term of fifteen years (15) with one (1) renewable fifteen (15) year term. Subject Property: 1025 Texas Applicant: 1031 Firestone, LLC., NESV2022-00002   Not available Not available
22-861 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 (Schedule XIV-Speed Limits), to amend paragraph N (Speed limits on the following of Pershing Drive and Dyer Street) subparagraph 2; and to amend by deleting paragraph N-(Speed limits on the following of Pershing Drive and Dyer Street) subparagraph 3, to amend by deleting paragraph N (Speed limits on the following of Pershing Drive and Dyer Street) subparagraph 4; and to amend by deleting paragraph N (Speed limits on the following of Pershing Drive and Dyer street) subparagraph 5; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Not available
22-972 132. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the approval of a Resolution to authorize the Director of Aviation to sign and submit a grant application and related documentation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and be designated the official representative of the City of El Paso to act in connection with the application process for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Project No. 3-48-0077-047-2022. That upon approval and issuance of such grant by the FAA, the City Manager be authorized to accept and sign the grant agreement, any related grant modifications, and other necessary documents when the form and substance of those documents has been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney's Office, and that such authorization will include the ability to accept and sign multiple agreements and documents, as the FAA grant may be issued in various disbursements. That the City Manager be authorized to approve and sign any budget transfers needed to establish appropriations in connection with this grant. The total grant amount shall include a federal estimated share of $13,070,029 and an estimated    Not available Not available
22-978 1EX1. Executive SessionConsultation with attorney regarding a petition for charter amendments. Matter No. 22-1065-153 (551.071)   Not available Not available
22-977 1EX2. Executive SessionRubio, Arturo vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2021DCV2074. Matter No. 21-1036-3478 (551.071)   Not available Not available
22-977 1EX2. Executive SessionRubio, Arturo vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2021DCV2074. Matter No. 21-1036-3478 (551.071)   Not available Not available
22-979 1EX3. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric Company to Change Rates to Open Access Transmission Tariff, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Docket No. ER22-282-000. Matter No. 21-1008-183 (551.071)   Not available Not available
22-980 1EX4. Executive SessionApplication for Approval of Advanced Metering System (AMS) Deployment Plan, AMS Surcharge, and Non-Standard Metering Service Fees, Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 52040. Matter No 21-1008-168 (551.071)   Not available Not available
22-983 1EX5. Executive SessionPurchase, lease, exchange of real property located in El Paso, Texas. Matter No. 22-1004-1402 (551.072)   Not available Not available