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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/27/2022 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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22-1209 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of September 13, 2022, the Agenda Review Meeting of September 12, 2022, and the Work Session of September 12, 2022.   Not available Video Video
22-1210 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
22-1231 13. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. (See Attachment A)   Not available Video Video
22-1228 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign the Event Support Contract between the City of El Paso and Neighborhoods, USA, to accept donations in support of the 2023 National Neighborhoods, USA Conference, and make necessary budget transfers to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.   Not available Video Video
22-1205 15. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution that the Taxpayer, ZELNY ERIK, 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 $1,765.65, for the property with the following legal description: 148 TIERRA DEL ESTE #36 LOT 1 (6001.29 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
22-1163 16. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Traffic Signal Agreement between the City of El Paso and Marmaxx Operating Corp. whereby the City agrees to maintain the traffic signal improvements installed by Marmaxx Operating Corp., located at the intersection of Global Reach Dr. and George Perry Blvd. and the three-way traffic signal installed at the intersection of 3900 Global Reach Dr. and Driveway 2.   Not available Video Video
22-1235 37. ResolutionsResolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Support Resolution for the McRae Shared Use Path Album to Montana project as applied for in the Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Call for Projects FY2024-2025 fund application; and that the City of El Paso will serve as the public sponsor and lead contact on this Project and commits to fund a minimum local cash match of 20% of the total project cost and any cost overruns.   Not available Video Video
22-1238 28. ResolutionsResolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Support Resolution for the McRae Shared Use Path Montwood to Album project as applied for in the Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Call for Projects FY2024-2025 fund application; and that the City of El Paso will serve as the public sponsor and lead contact on this Project and commits to fund a minimum local cash match of 20% of the total project cost and any cost overruns.   Not available Video Video
22-1256 29. Board AppointmentsBertha A. Gallardo to the City Plan Commission by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
22-1259 210. Board AppointmentsNadia Baem to the Historic Landmark Commission by Representative Peter Svarzbein, District 1.   Not available Video Video
22-1257 211. Board AppointmentsRene D. Peña to the City of El Paso Employees Retirement Trust Board of Trustees by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
22-1218 112. 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 B)   Not available Video Video
22-1258 113. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions of Five Hundred Dollars or greater by Representative Isabel Salcido in the amounts of $500 Paul and Suzanne Alexander Dipp; $500 Julio Cesar Viramontes; $2,000 Demetrio Jimenez; $500 Joseph C. Gaskins; $1,038.73 by Adam Frank; $2,500 Raymond and Kathy Palacios; $1,000 by Ruben Chavez; $1,000 by Dan W. Olivas; $1,000 by Eduardo A. and Maria R. Rodriguez; $2,500 by Maria F. Teran; $1,000 by Olivia Alba; $500 by Jorge and Yvonne D. Ojeda; $2,000 by Gary and Cecilia Porras; $1,000 by Sergio and Mariza Garcia; $1,000 by Dion J. Castro; $2,500 by Richard A. Castro; $500 by Oscar Venegas; $2,500 by Edward and Margarita Escudero; $1,000 by Duane E. Murphy; $500 by Carmen Renee Jimenez; $2,500 by Randall J. Bowling; $2,500 by Robert Bowling.   Not available Video Video
22-1226 114. Request for ProposalsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 1.4 - Grow the core business of air transportation. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2022-0245R Air Service Development Consulting Services to InterVISTAS Consulting, Inc. for an initial term of three (3) years for a total initial estimated award of $225,000.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $150,000.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option for a total of five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $375,000.00. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $75,000.00 for the initial term, which represents a 25% increase due to market conditions and inflation. Department: El Paso International Airport Award to: InterVISTAS Consulting, Inc. Washington, DC Initial Term: 3 Years Option: 2 Years Initial Term Estimated Award: $ 225,000.00 (3 years) Option Term Estimated Award: $ 150,000.00 (2 years) Total Estimated Award: $ 375,000.00 (5 years)    Not available Video Video
22-1220 115. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.5 - Set One Standard for Infrastructure Across the City. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2022-0752 Oil/Water Separator Services (Re-Bid) to D&H United Fueling Solutions, Inc. for an initial three (3) year term for an estimated amount of $105,000.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $70,000.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option, for a total of five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $175,000.00. This contract will allow oil and water separator services for Fleet Services. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $60,000.00 for the initial term, which represents a 133.33% increase due to increased labor costs and an increase in required services. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor: D&H United Fueling Solutions, Inc. San Antonio, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option to Extend: 2 Years Annual Estimated Award: $35,000.00 In   Not available Video Video
22-1208 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution recognizing Dr. Sylvia Acosta for her years of service as the CEO of the YWCA Paso del Norte Region and congratulating her on her new position as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for the National Minority Supplier Development Council.   Not available Video Video
22-1234 117. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on the recognition of El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) Firefighter Armando Lopez for being the only first responder from El Paso to receive the 2022 Star of Texas Award from Governor Abbott.   Not available Video Video
22-1198 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct city staff to develop solutions internally and in coordination with the City of Sunland Park, NM to mitigate the strain on city roadways as a result of increasing development within the State of New Mexico that connects directly to the City of El Paso streets. [POSTPONED FROM 09-13-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-1233 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution recognizing the month of October as “Chalk the Block 15th Anniversary Month" in honor and commemoration of the 15th year anniversary of the Chalk the Block festival to take place in the heart of the Downtown Arts District from October 7-9, 2022.   Not available Video Video
22-1260 120. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution recognizing the Canutillo Independent School District for earning “A” rating for overall academic performance from the Texas Education Agency for the 2021-2022 school year.   Not available Video Video
22-1241 121. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation on the FY 2022 Capital Project Year-in-Review Report.   Not available Video Video
22-1236 122. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
22-1242 123. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on the Street Infrastructure Program.   Not available Video Video
22-1249 124. Operational Focus UpdatesManagement update on American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Living Independently Facilitated by Transportation (LIFT).   Not available Video Video
22-1222 125. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on El Paso Animal Services Reunification and Pet Support.   Not available Video Video
22-1216 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 17 to 20, Block 52, Bassett, 2101 Texas Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-3/SP (Apartment/Special Permit) 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: 2101 Texas Avenue Applicant: D & H Enrique Properties, LLC., PZRZ22-00020   Not available Video Video
22-1217 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST22-00011, to allow for Infill Development with a reduction in rear yard setback and side street yard setback and 100% parking reduction on the property described as Lots 17 to 20, Block 52, Bassett, 2101 Texas Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.280 Infill Development and 20.14.070 Parking Reduction 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: 2101 Texas Avenue Applicant: D & H Enrique Properties, LLC., PZST22-00011   Not available Video Video
22-1225 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 4, Kilpatrick Subdivision, 8636 North Loop Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-2 (Apartment) to C-3 (Commercial) and imposing a condition. 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: 8636 North Loop Drive Applicant: Rojas Pullman Trust, PZRZ22-00018   Not available Video Video
22-1230 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance renewing and extending the Special Privilege License granted to the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, as owner of the Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC) El Paso, to permit the continued use, maintenance and repair of a surface encroachment of curbing, guttering and security fence over a portion of city right-of-way along Truman Avenue and adjacent to the NOSC El Paso located at 4810 Pollard Street, El Paso, Texas; setting the license term for a term of one (1) year with six (6) additional one (1) year renewal options. Subject Property: 4810 Pollard Applicant: United States of America, Department of the Navy, PSPN22-00008   Not available Video Video
22-1207 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance proposed by Initiative Petition under City Charter Section 3.11 to limit individual contributions to political campaigns for Mayor and City Council to $1,000 per election and require donors to disclose their place of employment.   Not available Video Video
22-1211 131. OrdinancesAn Ordinance proposed by Initiative Petition under City Charter Section 3.11 to provide public financing for candidates for Mayor and City Council who voluntarily agree to limit their campaign contributions and expenditures and demonstrate community support for their candidacy.   Not available Video Video
22-1212 132. OrdinancesAn Ordinance proposed by Initiative Petition under City Charter Section 3.11 to use ranked choice voting for the election of Mayor and City Council where voters rank candidates in order of preference, and if no candidate receives a majority, the candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated and the votes they received are transferred to voter’s second choice, and so on until there is a majority vote for one candidate, so long as permitted by state law.   Not available Video Video
22-1227 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 2022-0594 Traffic Signal Improvements to ZTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. for an estimated total amount of $5,942,984.00. The project scope consists of installation of traffic signals to address traffic congestion control deficiencies that will result in enhancing various intersections throughout the city for pedestrians, and vehicular traffic. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: ZTEX CONSTRUCTION, INC. El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I Initial Term: 510 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $5,942,984.00 Total Estimated Award: $5,942,984.00 Funding Source: Traffic Signals CIP 2020 Accounts: 190-4746-580270-38290-PCP20TRAFFICSIG District(s): 4, 5, 8 This is a Competitive Sealed Proposal, unit price contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments recommend award as indicated to   Not available Video Video
22-1215 134. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and CARL DANIEL ARCHITECTS, INC., a Domestic For-Profit Corporation, for a project known as “ARCHITECT & ENGINEERING SERVICES ~ EL PASO HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELOCATION, PHASE I” for an amount not to exceed $592,361.00 and that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursable Expenses for an amount not to exceed $50,000.00; and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed $50,000.00; 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 $692,361.00; 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 Agreement.   Not available Video Video
22-1166 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance vacating a 0.012 acre and 0.018 acre portions of City Right-of-way adjacent to a portion of Pioneer Plaza, Block 5 and all of Lot 28, Block 6, Mills Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. Subject Property: 106 W Mills Ave. Applicant: Mills Plaza Properties II, LP and Mills Plaza Parking II, LP, SURW22-00011   Not available Video Video
22-1169 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Special Privilege License to Airwavz Solutions, Inc. for the construction, installation, maintenance, use and repair of 62 linear feet of all necessary, desirable, subsurface wires, cables, underground conduits, manholes or other structures and appurtenances in connection with telecommunication systems and fiber optic, conduit and cables within a portion of City right-of-way underneath Curie Drive; setting the license term for a term of five (5) years with two (2) renewable five (5) year terms. Subject Property: 1740 Curie Drive Applicant: Airwavz Solutions, Inc., PSPN22-00001   Not available Video Video
22-1167 137. OrdinancesAn Ordinance to amend the 2025 Major Thoroughfare Plan to delete a portion of Roanoke Dr., a proposed north/south connection between Threadgill Avenue and Will Ruth Avenue.   Not available Video Video
22-1246 138. Other BusinessPresentation, discussion and action by the City Manager’s Office and Office of Emergency & Management providing information on key activities, efforts, and processes related to the migrant crisis: 1. That the City Council of the City of El Paso authorize the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Director to increase contract 2022-0971 Charter Bus Transportation Services for an additional $4,000,000 for a total amount not to exceed $6,000,000. 2. That the City Council ratify the award of 2023-0061 On-Call Charter Bus Transportation Services to American Coach & Limousine, Inc. for charter bus transportation services to migrants and that the City Council accept pricing for these services for a term of sixteen (16) months for a total amount not to exceed $6,000,000.00. The terms and conditions of the ratified award are included in the Service Agreement. The award of this contract will allow to transport migrants to other cities as needed.   Not available Video Video
22-1221 139. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion on the Grants and Strategic Initiatives Program. [POSTPONED FROM 09-27-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-1232 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept and sign a grant agreement for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Phase 2 Grant from the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for development and construction of the 250-acre Advanced Manufacturing District located at the El Paso International Airport. This authorization shall include the original grant agreement, any related modifications, and any other documents when the form and substance of those documents have been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney’s Office; and the authorization will include the ability to sign multiple agreements and documents, as the grant may be issued in various disbursements over time. The total grant amount shall include an estimated federal share of $25,000,000 and an estimated local match of $6,250,000 to be paid with Airport Enterprise Funds, totaling $31,250,000 for the development and construction of the Advanced Manufacturing District. The City Manager may be authorized to approve and sign any budget transfers neede   Not available Video Video
22-1223 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the Resolution that the City reviewed and approves the issuance of the Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2022A by Paseo Del Este Municipal Utility District No. 1 with the acknowledgment that the issuance of such bonds does not constitute debt issuance by the City of El Paso.   Not available Video Video