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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/26/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: 03-26-2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes 03-26-2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes Meeting Extra1: Not available  
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24-411 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 12, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-52 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Not available
24-404 23. ResolutionsA Resolution that the City Manager is authorized to sign a First Amendment to the Easement Agreement entered into on June 20, 2023, between the CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, and SFPP, LP. for the purpose of clarifying the Easement Agreement's termination date of June 19, 2043. Area 1: A thirty-five (35) foot wide easement situated within the corporate limits of the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, as a portion of Sections 27, 33, 34, and 40, Block 80, Township 2, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys and a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Butterfield Trail Aviation Park, Unit Two. Area 2: A thirty-five (35) foot wide easement situated within the corporate limits of the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, as a portion of Sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, Block 80, Township 2, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys and a portion of Lot 1, Block 2, Butterfield Trail Aviation Park, Unit Two.   Not available Not available
24-335 24. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit grant application 2998210 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as "Local Border Security Program FY25" through the Public Safety Office of the State of Texas, 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 Public Safety Office in full. Requesting $550,000.00, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2024 - August 31, 2025.   Not available Not available
24-402 35. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas (“DPS”) and the City of El Paso (“City”) to provide and establish an automated Failure to Appear (“FTA”) system in the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. This resolution is an amendment to add contract changes by the Department of Public Safety that were mandated in the 88th Legislative Session. Changes include: 1) Inclusion of indigency as mandated by House Bill 291, 88th Legislative Session, 2) Option to acquire occupational license while license on hold for 2 years plus additional 2 years, 3) change to provide clarity regarding specific responsibilities held by each party, and 4) language to account for future changes to the current statute ensuring agreement remains in compliance with the latest legal requirements. [POSTPONED FROM 03-26-2024]   Not available Not available
24-394 16. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved (See Attachment A).   Not available Not available
24-406 17. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Taxpayer, ADVANTAX INC, CARDINAL HEALTH 200 LLC, 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 2023 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(j)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $23,274.17, for the properties with the following legal description: FURN MACH INV CMP SIGN (1320 DON HASKINS DR) INV FURN CMP MACH VEHS (1 BUTTERFIELD TRAIL BLVD) LEASED MACH IN TDC 34 (MISC FILE NO. 34)   Not available Not available
24-407 18. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Taxpayer, BEATRIZ MENDOZA, 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 2023 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $474.40, for the property with the following legal description: 183 TIERRA DEL ESTE #50 LOT 1 (6187.95 SQ FT)   Not available Not available
24-408 19. ResolutionsA Resolution that the Taxpayer, ROBIN LINDSEY, 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 2023 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $366.55, for the property with the following legal description: BLK 60 TRES SUENOS #19 LOT 3.   Not available Not available
24-387 110. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager, or designee, 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 the project generally described as Railroad Crossing Improvements at Union Pacific Railroad at N. Piedras Street from San Jose Avenue to Pershing Drive, for a total estimated project cost of $93,513.65 of which the estimated local government participation amount is $0.00. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all action required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Not available
24-388 111. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager, or designee, 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 the project generally described as Railroad Crossing Improvements at Union Pacific Railroad at Zaragoza Road from Mellon Drive to Otyokwa Way, for a total estimated project cost of $94,363.65 of which the estimated local government participation amount is $0.00. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all action required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Not available
24-398 112. ResolutionsA Resolution to authorize the City Manager or his designee to sign the documents related to the Environmental Protection Agency Climate Pollution Reduction Grant: Implementation Grants General Competition, and any agreements or verifications required to apply for this grant on April 1, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-460 113. Board AppointmentsOfelia Mletzko to the Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7. [POSTPONED FROM 03-26-2024]   Not available Not available
24-463 114. Board AppointmentsDonald Brown to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee by Representative Art Fierro, District 6.   Not available Not available
24-405 115. 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 B)   Not available Not available
24-344 116. Notice for NotationFor notation only, the P-Card Transactions for the period of January 21, 2024 - February 20, 2024 for Mayor, City Council Representatives, City Attorney’s Office, City Manager’s Office and staff.   Not available Not available
24-424 117. 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 $1,500.00 from El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association (EPMPOA).   Not available Not available
24-425 118. 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 $1,000.00 from Robert Bowling.   Not available Not available
24-426 119. 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 $1,000.00 from Randall Bowling.   Not available Not available
24-427 120. 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 $1,000.00 from Dr. Richard Teschner.   Not available Not available
24-428 121. 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 $1,000.00 from Brian Kennedy.   Not available Not available
24-429 122. 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 $1,000.00 from Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
24-430 123. 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 $1,000.00 from Rogelio Lopez.   Not available Not available
24-431 124. 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 $500.00 from Dr. Max Grossman.   Not available Not available
24-449 125. 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 $500.00 from El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association (EPCSOA).   Not available Not available
24-385 126. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Award Summary: Request that the City Manager be authorized to sign Contract No. 2024-0151R Stress Management for the Police Department between the City of El Paso (“City”) and Integrity Employee Assistance, Inc., d.b.a. WellConnect for stress management services for Police Department employees for a three (3) year term from the effective date and one (1) option to extend for two (2) years under the same terms to be exercised by the City Manager or designee, for an estimated total cost of $163,710 for the first term and an estimated total cost of $272,850 including the option to extend; and that service provider is to be paid based on the services performed. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $19,830.00 annually, which represents a 13.78%, increase due to the current market conditions for professional services. Department: Police Award to: Integrity Employee Assistance, Inc., d.b.a. WellConnec   Not available Not available
24-456 127. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution recognizing World Down Syndrome and the work being done to facilitate a long and productive life for People with Down Syndrome.   Not available Not available
24-458 128. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution to recognize March 31, 2024 as “CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ DAY” ¡Viva César E. Chávez, Sí Se Puede!” as part of continued efforts to address systemic barriers to racism, inclusiveness, fair and higher wages, celebrate and uplift communities of color.   Not available Not available
24-457 129. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and April 5th, 2024 as “Go Blue Day”, in order to help raise awareness and create systems and programs that put children and families first.   Not available Not available
24-323 130. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on directing the City Attorney to prepare a resolution amending the City Council Rules of Order, specifically Section 13 - Right of Citizens to be Heard, to specify: that public comment received in writing (“letters”) submitted to become part of the record in accordance with the already established procedure shall, upon request of the submitter, be read into the record by the City Clerk or staff designee; and that the duration of the reading of each submitted letter shall be limited to three minutes, after which point the reading will be truncated but the entirety of the text will still be included as part of the record; and that the reading of such letters will occur during the public comment period but after all speakers participating either in-person or remotely/telephonically have had the opportunity to address the City Council. [POSTPONED FROM 02-27-2024 AND 03-12-2024]   Not available Not available
24-461 131. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion of the progress toward implementation of the Targeted Code Assessment, adopted by Resolution by the City Council on October 10, 2023, to include current status, total funds expended, progress toward final review/adoption which is targeted for February/March 2024 in the Council approved timeline, and plan for completion.   Not available Not available
24-464 132. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager to facilitate the hosting of no less than three public community meetings with hybrid virtual participation options on the proposed adjustments to impact fees, to include presentations from the City Planning and Inspections Department and El Paso Water on the existing impact fee structure for water and wastewater services, the proposal to amend land use assumptions, the capital improvements plan, the calculated proposed impact fees, and the financial impact to ratepayers; and that such meetings should be held before the scheduled public hearing on April 23, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-459 133. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to authorize the expenditure of District 5 discretionary funds, in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00, for the office of District 5 to attend and participate at the 2024 National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 41st Conference, serving municipal purpose by enhancing education and government participation covering our municipal vision and strategic goals.   Not available Not available
24-393 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the property described as a portion of Lots 20 and 21, Block 92, Bassett Addition, 2607 Montana Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-2 (Apartment) to S-D (Special Development), pursuant to section 20.04.360, and approving a detailed site development plan pursuant to section 20.04.150 and 20.10.360 of the El Paso City Code to allow for a business office as permitted in the S-D (Special Development) Zone District. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning and detailed site development plan meet 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: 2607 Montana Ave. Applicant: Carlos Estrello Jr., PZRZ23-00040   Not available Not available
24-397 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a parcel of land being a portion of Tract 1, now known as Track 1B1 and Portion of Track 1B, now known as Tract 1B, Block 8, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) 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: 319 and 323 N. Zaragoza Rd. Applicant: Albert Nabhan, PZRZ23-00014   Not available Not available
24-392 136. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 4.1: Deliver bond projects impacting quality of life across the city in a timely, efficient manner. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0039 to MIRADOR ENTERPRISES, INC. for a total estimated award of $3,382,010.00. The project will consist of a partial demolition of the adjacent Lion Tail Macaque exhibition and rebuilding of foundation for relocated enclosure, reconnecting the public path between exhibitions and maintaining accessibility standards, provide two viewing shelters adjacent to public path, with controlled temperature to host two Komodo dragons, exterior habitat, and back of house improvements. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: MIRADOR ENTERPRISES, INC. City & State: El Paso, TX Item(s): Base Bid I Contract Term: 330 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid I: $3,832,010.00 Total Estimated Award: $3,832,010.00 Account(s): 190-4800-29020-580270- PCP13ZOOA15 Funding Source(s): 2012 Quality of Life District(s): 2 This was a Competitive Sealed Proposal P   Not available Not available
24-399 137. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 4.2 Create innovative recreational, educational and cultural programs. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0075 Barricade Services to Contractor’s Barricade Service, Inc. dba Apache Barricade & Sign for an initial term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $1,458,648.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $972,432.00. The total contract time is for five (5) years for a total estimated amount of $2,431,080.00. This contract will provide the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department traffic control equipment and zone protection for City events. Contract Variance: NA (New Contract) Department: Parks and Recreation Award to: Contractor’s Barricade Service, Inc. dba Apache Barricade & Sign City & State: El Paso, Texas Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option Term: 2 Years Total Contract Time: 5 Years Annual Estimated Award: $486,216.00 Initial Term Estimated Award: $1,458,648.00 Option Term Estimated Award: $972   Not available Not available
24-403 138. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 4.2 Create innovative recreational, educational and cultural programs. Award Summary: Discussion and action that the Managing Director of Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue Purchase Order(s) for Solicitation 2024-0411 Hardwood Chips for Rhinoceros Bark Boys, Inc., for a two (2) year term for an estimated amount of $200,000.00. This contract will provide hardwood chips for the rhinoceros habitat. Contract Variance: N/A Department: Zoo Vendor #1: Bark Boys, Inc. City & State: El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 2 years Option Term: NA Total Contract Time: 2 years Annual Estimated Award: NA Initial Term Estimated Award: $200,000.00 Option Term Estimated Award: NA Total Estimated Award: $200,000.00 Non-Competitive procurement is under Local Government General Exemption: Section 252.022, (3) a procurement necessary because of unforeseen damage to public machinery, equipment, or other property. This procurement is for hardwood chips made from maple and alder to protect   Not available Not available
24-386 139. 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 2024-0024 Security Services for City Parks to Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. for an initial term of three (3) year(s) for an estimated amount of $337,896.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $225,264.00. The total contract time is for five (5) years for a total estimated amount of $563,160.00. This contract will allow the Streets and Maintenance - Parks Land Management Division to provide security services for six park locations identified as having a high rate of vandalism, in order to curb unnecessary damages to playground equipment, restrooms, and skate boarding designated areas to ensure the safety of the citizens while enjoying the parks. Contract Variance: N/A Department: Streets and Maintenance Award to: Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. City & State: El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Year   Not available Not available
24-264 240. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 32, Block 14-C, Vista Del Sol Unit 10, Replat B, 1150 Vista De Oro Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County Texas from P-I (Planned Industrial) to C-3 (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: 1150 Vista De Oro Drive Applicant: Rogers Properties, LLC., PZRZ23-00032   Not available Not available
24-266 241. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 92, Map of Sunrise Acres No. 2, 4707 Atlas Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to A-2 (Apartment), 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: 4707 Atlas Avenue Applicant: Helmut Group Inc., PZRZ23-00036   Not available Not available
24-269 142. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 55 Rangers Rest No. 2 and a portion of Tract 3L, Block 55, Ysleta Grant Survey, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) and R-4 (Residential) to A-O (Apartment/Office). 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: 1165 Ranger Street Applicant: Elton John Valentin Colon and Cristina Flores Parada, PZRZ23-00027   Not available Not available
24-334 143. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 15, (Public Services), Chapter 15.08 (Street Rentals), Section 15.08.160 (Mobile Billboards) of the El Paso City Code ending the mobile billboard pilot program and allowing mobile billboard permits to be issued on a yearly basis. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 15.08.160 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Not available
24-354 144. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting a Special Privilege License to Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. to allow the surface encroachment of an existing backflow preventer over City Right- Of-Way located in the alley behind the property located at 700 South Ochoa Street, El Paso, Texas: setting the license term of ten years (10) with one (1) renewable ten (10) year term. Subject Property: 700 South Ochoa Applicant: Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. PSPN23-00011   Not available Not available
24-384 145. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between CITY OF EL PASO (“City”) and EATON Corporation, an Ohio Corporation (“Applicant”) in support of a development project located at 1 Helen of Troy Dr., El Paso, TX 79912. The project includes the construction or renovation of a development located on the Applicant’s real property. The Development is described in Exhibit B of the agreement, which is attached and incorporated for all purposes. The Agreement requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $70,000,000. Over the term of the Agreement, the City shall provide economic incentives not to exceed $3,391,000 in the form of a Property Tax Rebate; a Development Fee Rebate; a Construction Materials Sales Tax Rebate; and Skills Training Grant.   Not available Not available
24-390 246. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application, which requires no match from the City, to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) FY 2023 Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program Phase 2 (Recompete Phase 2) for the El Paso Recompete Network program (“Application”).   Not available Not available
24-215 147. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution approving an alternative site for the Multipurpose Cultural and Performing Arts Center and directing the Interim City Manager to take necessary steps in preparation and support of the project. [POSTPONED FROM 02-13-2024, 03-12-2024, AND 03-26-2024]   Not available Not available
24-391 148. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to effectuate the listed budget transfer, attached to the Resolution as Exhibit A, for the Police Department.   Not available Not available
24-410 149. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on the award of Task Order 2 under solicitation 2023-0397 in support of the Wainwright Park Phase II project to Keystone GC LLC in an estimated award of $721,242.31. Project will complete the park to include zip line playground equipment, landscaping, resurface of existing basketball court, and new metal canopy.   Not available Not available
24-396 150. Other BusinessDiscussion and action to approve the appropriation of $3,000,000.00 from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) portion of the grant funds. These funds are designated to support services addressing Community Vulnerability, including but not limited to Housing, Homelessness, Family Stability, Household Stability and administrative expenses associated with the implementation of equity and diversity in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.   Not available Not available