REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MUNICIPAL PLAZA BUILDING, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2000.

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2000-32 The City Council convened in an informal "B" Session at 10:00 A.M., Municipal Plaza Building, "B" Room, to consider the following items(s):

  1. Budget Work Session - Presentations by the following Departments:

Convention Facilities

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Alamodome

Convention Center Expansion Office

The Council members present were: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Conner, and Bannwolf. ABSENT: Carpenter and Peak.

The "B" Session adjourned at 11:15 A.M.

2000-32 The regular meeting was called to order at 1:00 P.M. by the Presiding Officer, Mayor Howard W. Peak, with the following members present: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter and Peak. ABSENT: None.

2000-32 Invocation – Reverend Daniel Z. Rodriguez, La Trinidad United Methodist Church.

2000-32 Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States.

 

2000-32 PROCLAMATION FOR SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Mayor Peak recognized a delegation from San Antonio College and read a Proclamation in honor of its 75th Anniversary Celebration.

Dr. Vern Loland, President of the College, introduced members of the Board, staff, alumni, and students who accompanied him for the presentation. He thanked the Mayor and the City Council for the Proclamation and the recognition.

Mr. Perez extended his congratulations to the staff and commended the work and contributions of the College to the community.

Mr. Prado commended the delegation of San Antonio College on its anniversary celebration and cited the many outstanding programs offered by the school.

 

2000-32 AWARD PRESENTATION TO BOB SANCHEZ

Mayor Peak recognized Mr. Tony DeLuca, Director of the Air Force Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization who was in attendance to present to Bob Sanchez, Chairman of the Brooks Advisory Board, the first-ever federal "Shadow Warrior Award". Mr. DeLuca introduced members of the Small Business Outreach Office and denoted the many programs offered by the Outreach Office.

Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, who was present for the award, commended Mr. Sanchez for his contributions to the Outreach Office and for his unselfish work as a member of the Brooks Advisory Board.

Mayor Peak and members of the City Council commended Mr. Sanchez for his work and positive impact he has made on the Brooks Advisory Board and the City of San Antonio.

Mr. Bob Sanchez thanked the City Council for their recognition and noted the presence in the audience of certain individuals who have been instrumental in working with him on this important initiative.

 

2000-32 Minutes of the Regular City Council Meetings of June 22 and July 27, 2000 were approved.

2000-32 CONSENT AGENDA – CITIZENS COMMENTS

Mr. Faris Hodge, 140 Dora, spoke on Agenda item 30 regarding the Election contract, citing the issue of term limits on the November ballot. He also addressed the need to increase the salaries of election workers.

Ms. Nancy Englebert, 10486 Pine Glade, commented on the issue of term limits not being placed on the November ballot. She also urged the City Council to have more educational information on fluoride disseminated to the public.

Mr. Jack M. Finger, P.O. Box 12048, spoke on Agenda items 15 and 18 and expressed concern on the costs for the disposal of contaminated materials. He also urged certain member of the City Council to abstain from voting on item 18.

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2000-32 CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Carpenter made a motion to approve Agenda Items 7 through 30, constituting the Consent Agenda, with Items 12, 18 and 28 pulled for individual consideration. Mr. Salas seconded the motion.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the following Ordinances, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Conner.

AN ORDINANCE 92416

ACCEPTING THE LOW, QUALIFIED BIDS BY APPLIED CONCEPTS, INC. AND KUSTOM SIGNALS, INC. TO PROVIDE THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH RADAR UNITS FOR A TOTAL OF $55,802.00.

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92417

ACCEPTING THE LOW BID SUBMITTED BY GODWIN PUMP OF AMERICA, INC. TO PROVIDE THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WITH SELF-PRIMING CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS, FOR A TOTAL OF $55,347.00.

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AN ORDINANCE 92418

ACCEPTING THE LOW BID SUBMITTED BY MELVIN DIRKSEN D/B/A PIONEER SALES AND SERVICE TO PROVIDE THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WITH DRILL/BREAKERS FOR A TOTAL OF $42,255.00.

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AN ORDINANCE 92419

ACCEPTING THE BID SUBMITTED BY SNAP-ON TOOLS COMPANY TO PROVIDE THE PURCHASING & GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITH AN EMISSIONS TEST/ENGINE ANALYZER, SOFTWARE AND SUPPORT FOR A TOTAL OF $27,724.62.

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AN ORDINANCE 92420

ACCEPTING THE BIDS OF VARIOUS COMPANIES TO PROVIDE THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO WITH VARIOUS MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON AN ANNUAL CONTRACT BASIS FOR THE 2000/2001 FISCAL YEAR FOR A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY $800,268.00.

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AN ORDINANCE 92421

ACCEPTING THE LOW QUALIFIED BASE BID OF BEXAR FLOOR COVERING COMPANY IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $79,903.00 FOR DEMOLITION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE FLOOR IN THE CITY’S SAN FERNANDO GYM IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 1; AUTHORIZING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT; REVISING THE PROJECT BUDGET; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF 1994 PARK GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ISSUE FUNDS INTO THE PROJECT BUDGET; AUTHORIZING $14,066.00 FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; DISENCUMBERING $20,000.00 PREVIOUSLY ENCUMBERED BY ORDINANCE NO. 91550, PASSED AND APPROVED ON APRIL 6, 2000 FOR SAN FERNANDO GYM LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING $553.00 FOR BID ADVERTISING EXPENSES; PROVIDING $228.00 FOR BINDING AND PRINTING EXPENSES; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT. (AMENDS ORDINANCE NO. 91550, DATED APRIL 6, 2000).

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92422

SELECTING S. M. GALINDO ENGINEERING, INC. (MBE) TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE JO MARIE – W.W. WHITE TO DEAD END PROJECT LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 3; AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $65,262.00; AUTHORIZING $6,526.20 IN MISCELLANEOUS ENGINEERING CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT.

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92423

SELECTING VICKREY & ASSOCIATES (WBE) TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MILITARY DITCH – S. E. MILITARY DRIVE TO WABASH PROJECT, LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 4; AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $159,554.18; AUTHORIZING $15,955.00 IN MISCELLANEOUS ENGINEERING CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT.

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92424

AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT TO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS & NEWNAM, INC. (LAN) FOR ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $255,501.00 IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOUSTON STREET – PINE TO POLARIS PROJECT, LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 2; AUTHORIZING $25,200.00 FOR MISCELLANEOUS ENGINEERING CONTINGENCY; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT. (AMENDS ORDINANCE NO. 91811, DATED MAY 18, 2000).

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AN ORDINANCE 92425

SELECTING JASTER-QUINTANILLA & ASSOCIATES, INC. (MBE) TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MONTICELLO STREET – S. GEVERS TO HILLJE PROJECT, LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 3; AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $29,965.00; AUTHORIZING $2,996.00 IN MISCELLANEOUS ENGINEERING CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT.

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AN ORDINANCE 92426

SELECTING HNTB TO PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE S. ALAMO FROM DURANGO TO CEDAR AND ST. MARY’S - ALAMO TO PEREIDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROJECTS; AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A 1985 G.O. STREET BOND, 1996 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION AND 20TH YEAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $139,549.00; AUTHORIZING $13,955.00 FOR MISCELLANEOUS ENGINEERING CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; REVISING THE PROJECT BUDGET; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT.

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AN ORDINANCE 92427

CONSENTING TO THE SELL BY THE BEXAR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT, AS TRUSTEE, OF A TAX FORECLOSED PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 70, BLOCK 4, NCB 8327, LAKEVIEW GARDENS 2, TO AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER PURSUANT TO SECTION 34.05 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE.

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AN ORDINANCE 92428

DESIGNATING UNISON-MAXIMUS, INC. TO RESEARCH, ANALYZE AND DEVELOP AIRPORT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING ALTERNATIVES; TO PREPARE APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF A PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE AND/OR LETTER OF INTENT; AND TO DEVELOP ACCOUNTING MECHANISMS TO APPLY FUNDS FOR APPROVED PROJECTS FOR SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING THE NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $175,000.00; APPROPRIATING FUNDS; ESTABLISHING A BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT.

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AN ORDINANCE 92429

RATIFYING PAYMENT AND AMENDING THE CONTRACT WITH THE LAW FIRM OF COX & SMITH, INCORPORATED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEGAL SERVICES TO ASSIST THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IN TECHNOLOGY LAW MATTERS SUCH AS THE ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM AS WELL AS OTHER COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE CONTRACTS IN THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $10,000.00 AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SYSTEM PROJECT FOR THE TOTAL AMENDED CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $25,175.50. (AMENDS ORDINANCE NO. 90318, DATED AUGUST 19, 1999).

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92430

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PAY THE JUDGMENT IN CAUSE NO. 99-CI-12984, IN THE 37TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, STYLED MARIA GARCIA VS. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $115,499.88, PLUS POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST.

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92431

AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF AN INITIAL AWARD OF $1,423,763.00 IN CASH AND $34,500.00 IN CONTRACT FUNDING TOTALING $1,458,263.00, FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SUPPORT ON-GOING PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THE SAN ANTONIO METROPOLITAN HEALTH DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2001; AUTHORIZING SAID SUPPORT AS FOLLOWS: PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES PROJECT 2001/2001 – STATE $1,134,085.00, MAMMOGRAPHY PROJECT $142,819.00, AND FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT $180,959.00; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS FOR ANCILLARY PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECTS; ESTABLISHING THE PROJECT FUNDS; ADOPTING THE PROJECT BUDGETS; AND APPROVING THE PERSONNEL COMPLEMENTS.

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AN ORDINANCE 92432

AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A CASH GRANT AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $147,866.00 FROM THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TO CONTINUE FUNDING THE MATERNAL RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROJECT IN THE SAN ANTONIO METROPOLITAN HEALTH DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2001; ESTABLISHING A FUND; ADOPTING A BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING PERSONNEL POSITIONS.

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AN ORDINANCE 92433

AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,520,050.00 FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY INITIATIVES, ELDERLY AND DISABLED SERVICES DIVISION, CLIENT MANAGED PROGRAM, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2001; APPROVING A BUDGET AND PERSONNEL COMPLEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF REMAINING FUNDS TO THE CLIENT MANAGED PROGRAM; AND AUTHORIZING A LOAN FROM THE GENERAL FUND PENDING RECEIPT OF SAID GRANT.

 

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AN ORDINANCE 92434

AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91184 PASSED AND APPROVED ON JANUARY 27, 2000 TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL AWARD OF $21,766,826 FOR A CONTINUATION GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE OPERATION OF THE HEAD START-EARLY CHILD CARE PROGRAM FOR THE PERIOD FEBRUARY 1, 2000 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2001; AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,764,833 FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH SAID PROGRAM; ADOPTING A REVISED BUDGET; AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH PARENT/CHILD, INCORPORATED, OPERATOR OF SAID PROGRAM. (AMENDS ORDINANCE NO. 91184, DATED JANUARY 27, 2000).

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AN ORDINANCE 92435

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER, OR DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH COLE MANAGED VISION IN AN ESTIMATED BUDGETED AMOUNT OF $343,548, TO PROVIDE VISION CARE SERVICES UNDER THE CITY’S SELF-FUNDED HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM FOR A TERM BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2001, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2003, WITH A THREE-YEAR PREMIUM GUARANTEE.

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AN ORDINANCE 92436

APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR ELECTION SERVICES WITH BEXAR COUNTY THROUGH THE BEXAR COUNTY CLERK, SETTING FORTH THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BEXAR COUNTY THROUGH THE BEXAR COUNTY CLERK IN CONNECTION WITH THE NOVEMBER 7, 2000, JOINT & SPECIAL ELECTION; AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $236,000.00 FOR THESE SERVICES.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92437

ACCEPTING THE LOW, QUALIFIED BASE BID WITH ADDITIVE ALTERNATE OF V.V. BROOKS, INC. FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DAWSON COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $285,500.00 IN CONNECTION WITH THE DAWSON COMMUNITY CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROJECT; AUTHORIZING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT; REVISING THE PROJECT BUDGET; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS; AUTHORIZING $60,139.00 FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION CONTINGENCY EXPENSES; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT.

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Mr. Salas made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Carpenter seconded the motion.

Mr. Malcolm Matthews, Director of Parks and Recreation, outlined the details of the contract and the specific improvements to the Dawson Community Center.

In response to Mr. Salas’ question on the timeframe of the project, Mr. Matthews confirmed that it would take about 6 months for completion of the project.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Conner.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92438

AUTHORIZING FIELD ALTERATION NO. 1 IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $9,910.00 TO A CONTRACT WITH BROWNING FERRIS INC., FOR ADDITIONAL DISPOSAL COSTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED MATERIALS AT THE SITE OF THE ST. MARY’S PARKING GARAGE LOCATED BETWEEN TRAVIS AND PECAN STREETS; AS AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE NUMBER 91636, PASSED AND APPROVED ON APRIL 20, 2000; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT. (AMENDS ORDINANCE NO. 91636, DATED APRIL 20, 2000).

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Mr. Salas made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Perez seconded the motion.

Mr. John German, Director of Public Works explained the additional costs associated with the disposal of contaminated materials at the St. Mary’s Parking Garage.

In response to Mr. Salas, Mr. German confirmed the number of cubic yards of affected soils to be removed.

Mr. David Newman, Environmental Services Manager, further detailed the proper disposition of the contaminated soils.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: Salas. ABSENT: Conner.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92439

ACCEPTING FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT OF $427,585.00 FROM THE SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (SAISD) TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT STAFF AND MATERIALS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES TO THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO’S FIVE LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (LLDC’S) WITHIN THE SAISD DISTRICT BOUNDARIES; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE SAISD ADULT EDUCATION COOPERATIVE FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 AND ENDING AUGUST 31, 2001; APPROVING A PROJECT BUDGET; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER AND EXPENDITURE OF ANY REMAINING FUNDS FROM THE PREVIOUS PROGRAM YEARS IN SUPPORT OF THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR OPERATIONS.

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Mr. Salas made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Perez seconded the motion.

Mr. Dennis Campa, Director of Community Initiatives, spoke on the services to be provided for the City’s Learning and Leadership Development Centers by the San Antonio Independent School District.

Mr. Salas spoke to the outstanding program and the cooperative efforts of the S.A.I.S.D. and the City on this project.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Conner.

 

2000-32 ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION – CITIZENS COMMENTS

Mr. Jack M. Finger, P.O. Box 12048, commented on numerous items on the agenda, specifically addressing the funding from Alamo Workforce for the Child Care Management Services; the travel authorization for the Mayor and; the funding from the contingency accounts.

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2000-32 ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION

The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92440

ADOPTING THE OAKLAND ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AS A COMPONENT OF THE CITY’S MASTER PLAN ADOPTED MAY 29, 1997.

 

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Mr. Salas made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Perez seconded the motion.

Mr. Emil Moncivais, Director of Planning, narrated a slide presentation outlining the proposed neighborhood plan for the Oakland Estates, a copy of which presentation is made a part of the papers of this meeting.

The following citizen(s) appeared to speak:

Ms. Cathy Meaney, 5705 Verbena Rd, spoke on her involvement with the plan. She emphasized how the plan would help with greenspace and commended Councilwoman Conner for her efforts on this initiative.

Mr. Jody Sherrill added his full support for the neighborhood plan.

Mr. Ross Laughead, 5975 Lockhill, commended the City Council for their support. He further recognized the efforts of City staff, and committed to continue the work to improve the neighborhood.

Mr. Wosief Kosiba, 6003 Lockhill, spoke in support of the neighborhood plan.

Mr. Brucy Mery, 6062 Lockhill, commented on the zoning protection for the neighborhood, and outlined how the new plan would further enhance it. Mr. Mery also recognized the support and work by Councilwoman Conner. He urged the continued growth and development of the plan, and asked the City Council to approve the proposed plan.

Mr. Andy Guerrero, 8000 I.H. 10, spoke on behalf of Mr. Haney Hancock who is opposed to the rezoning outlined in the plan. He urged the City Council to consider each case individually on its merits.

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Ms. Conner commended all the individuals who worked so diligently on the neighborhood plan, citing in particular the regular attendance of meetings of the citizens involved.

Other members of the City Council commended the neighborhood people for their work in resolving the issues involved with the plan .

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92441

DECLARING A 20.977 ACRE TRACT OF LAND SITUATED IN BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS OUT OF COUNTY BLOCK 5235, SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF THE SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM, A WHOLLY OWNED WATER, WASTEWATER, AND WATER RECYCLING AGENCY OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO; APPROVING THE SALE OF SUCH TRACT BY THE SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM TO THE SUNSHINE COTTAGE SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN, A TEXAS NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE OF $2,600,000.00; FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING THE SYSTEM’S NEED TO DISPOSE OF THE TRACT PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY CHARTER AND STATE LAW IN THE EVENT THE SALE IS NOT COMPLETED; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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Mr. Bannwolf made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Ms. Guerrero seconded the motion.

Mr. John German, Director of Public Works, explained the details of the Ordinance, citing the specific property to be sold by the San Antonio Water System to the Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children.

Mr. Ron Graff, SAWS, expanded on the proposed land site to be sold to the Sunshine School for Deaf Children.

Mayor Peak recognized the staff from SAWS and Sunshine Cottage for their collaborative efforts.

Mr. John White, Chairman of the Board of Sunshine Cottage, outlined the history of the school and the services and programs provided by the school.

Mayor Peak commended the work of the school, and congratulated them on the proposed plan for future growth of Sunshine Cottage. He further commended SAWS board and staff members for their interest and work for the community.

Mr. Bannwolf commended and congratulated Mr. White and his staff for their work in helping the young children at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children.

Mr. Michael Thuss, Chief Executive Officer of SAWS, responded to Ms. Guerrero on the status of work and the completion of the project.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: None.

2000-32 The Clerk read a proposed Ordinance authorizing the City Manager, or his designee, to execute a contract with Quality Rehabilitation Service, Inc., D/B/A Argus Services Corporation to provide medical containment services for the City’s Self Insured Workers’ Compensation Program for a two-year period beginning October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002, funded in the amount of $147, 528,00 for the first year.

Mr. Perez made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Garcia seconded the motion.

Mr. Michael Rich, Risk Manager, narrated a slide presentation outlining the evaluation process utilized for the selection of the firm to provide medical cost containment services for the City’s Self Insured Workers’ Compensation Program.

The following citizen(s) appeared to speak:

Mr. Morris Munoz, Medical Audit Consultants, spoke regarding the past services of their company to the City and their reasons for asking that they be given consideration to continue with the contract.

Mr. Robert Schultz, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Choice, Inc. advised the City Council that their company representatives are available to respond to questions.

Mr. Roger Williams, President of Argus Services Corporation, introduced staff members and spoke of their history in the field of cost containment services here in San Antonio as well as other Texas cities. He further spoke to the company’s full compliance of all requirements.

Ms. Norma Asaree, employee of Argus Services Corp. introduced herself briefly and advised the City Council on the services she provided in San Antonio for the firm.

A representative from the Rockport Healthcare Group, addressed the question on financial stability of the Argus Services Corporation.

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Mayor Peak clarified the scoring system used and identified the importance of acquiring the best company that would provide the ultimate services for City employees.

In response to a question by Councilman Garza, Mr. Rich spoke to the process and scoring utilized, and further amplified the criteria considered in the selection. He also reiterated about the financial stability of the PPO Network provider.

Mr. Garza then spoke to the record of Medical Audit Consultants and made a substitute motion to award the contract to the present firm providing the services to the City, that being Medical Audit Consultants.

In response to Councilman Garcia, Mr. Rich gave an answer to the question of savings between the two companies. He expanded on the comparison between the two companies with respect to the PPO network, and the number of doctors and pharmacies.

Mr. Garcia then seconded Mr. Garza’s substitute motion to continue the contract with Medical Audit Consultants.

Mr. Barrera spoke on the utilization rate, citing the local company’s record in addition to the FCC report and stated that he would support Medical Audit Consultants.

In response to Mr. Bannwolf, Mr. Rich reiterated on the financial stability of Argus Services Corporation.

In response to Mayor Peak, City Attorney Frank Garza referred to the evaluations made by City staff, and assured the City Council that if any problem would occur with the network, Argus could easily change to another PPO network.

The substitute motion to award the contract to Medical Audit Consultants, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza. NAYS: Perez, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. ABSENT: None.

The main motion, as substituted, carrying with it the passage of the following Ordinance, then prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Salas, Guerrero, Prado, Garcia, Barrera, Garza. NAYS: Perez, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. ABSENT: None.

AN ORDINANCE 92442

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL COST CONTAINMENT SERVICES FOR THE CITY’S SELF-INSURED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2000 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2002, FUNDED IN THE AMOUNT OF $147,528.00 FOR THE FIRST YEAR. (AMENDS TO MEDICAL AUDIT CONSULTANTS).

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2000-32 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE OF $0.57979 PER $100.00 VALUATION FOR THE TAX YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2000 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2000.

Mayor Peak declared the Public Hearing to be open.

Mr. Louis Lendman, Acting Director of Budget and Performance Assessment, narrated a slide presentation on the proposed property tax rate, a copy of which presentation is made a part of the papers of this meeting.

The following citizen(s) appeared to speak:

Mr. Faris Hodge, 140 Dora, spoke regarding the method used by the Bexar Appraisal District for the valuation of properties.

 

 

Mr. Nazarite Ruben Flores Perez, 627 Hearne Ave., commented on the valuation of his property.

Ms. Nancy Englebert, 10486 Pine Glade, made a statement on the valuation process and questioned the representation on the Bexar Appraisal District.

Mr. Jack M. Finger, P.O. Box 12048, requested the City Council to roll back the tax rate.

Ms. Julie Iris Oldham, P.O. Box 40263, expressed concern of the valuation of properties and the services provided to the citizens.

Mr. Armando Quintanilla, 70 Bristol Green, spoke on the job opportunities at Kelly and the many contributions made to the community by the workforce at Kelly. He urged the City Council to support the initiatives for the redevelopment and revitalization of Kelly.

Ms. Chave Gonzaba, #8 Irongate, commended staff for the City’s fiscal management. She outlined the needs of the Greater Kelly Development Authority and the support from the City in order to achieve success for Kelly’s new initiative and its future potential. She emphasized the key role that technology has played and how it has become a valuable asset, and urged the City Council to continue with the momentum.

Mr. Dominic Pisano, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, thanked the City Council for their work and efforts for the redevelopment of Kelly, and commended the staff on the sound budget management.

Mr. Joe Linson, President of Alamo City Chamber of Commerce, reiterated on the City Council’s efforts and work for the community, and further commended City staff for their work on the budget. He urged the City Council to support funds for Kelly in order to continue the transformation of Kelly in concert with the Better Jobs program.

There being no further citizens signed to speak to this matter, Mayor Peak declared the Public Hearing to be closed.

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No further action necessary at this time.

 

2000-32 LIBRARY BOARD PRESENTATION OF THE FY 2001 LIBRARY PROPOSED BUDGET

Ms. Camille Fiorillo, Chair of the San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees presented the proposed budget for FY 2001. She highlighted on the following issues: the renovation and expansion of the Forest Hill Branch Library; the continuing training of employees for the Library system, specifically internet access; the revised policy statement on use of the library computers; and the executive search for the Library Director. She commended staff for their participation in this effort and requested that City Council continue to support the services at the Library.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92443

ACCEPTING A TAX-EXEMPT LEASE PURCHASE PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY IMPERIAL BANK AT AN INTEREST RATE OF 5.14% FOR A TERM OF 36 MONTHS FOR $1,290,977.28 FOR THE PURCHASE OF SIX (6) FIRE PUMPER TRUCKS AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF FINANCING, AND AN INTEREST RATE OF 5.24% FOR A TERM OF 60 MONTHS FOR $3,259,807.58 FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) AERIAL PLATFORM AND THREE (3) AERIAL LADDER TRUCKS, FIREFIGHTER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, REIMBURSEMENT FOR MAINTENANCE GOLF COURSE EQUIPMENT, AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF FINANCING; APPROVING A MASTER EQUIPMENT LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND IMPERIAL BANK; AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE TRANSACTION; AND APPROVING OTHER RELATED MATTERS.

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Mr. Perez made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Carpenter seconded the motion.

Mr. Ben Gorzell, Assistant Director of Finance, narrated a video presentation on the tax-exempt lease purchase financing proposal submitted by Imperial Bank for the purchase of fire pumper trucks and equipment, a copy of which presentation is made a part of the papers of this meeting.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Guerrero, Prado, Barrera, Garza, Bannwolf, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Salas, Garcia, Conner, Carpenter.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92444

AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $748,955.00 FROM ALAMO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, INC. (AWD) FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF A TWO YEAR GRANT FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE CHILD CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES (QIA) PROGRAMS FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2001; ESTABLISHING A BUDGET; AND AUTHORIZING A PERSONNEL COMPLEMENT.

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Mr. Perez made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Prado seconded the motion.

Mr. Dennis Campa, Director of Community Initiatives, narrated a slide presentation on the Alamo Workforce Development award for the continued operation of the ChildCare Management Services quality improvement activities programs. The presentation also addressed Item 35, a copy of which presentation is made a part of the papers of this meeting.

In response to Mr. Barrera, Mr. Campa commented on the number of children on the waiting list for childcare services. He stated that these next year’s projections were favorable, whereby the waiting list will be reduced and ultimately additional children will be signed up by February 2001.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Guerrero, Prado, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Salas, Garcia.

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92445

AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001 AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $30,449,729.00 FROM ALAMO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, INC. (AWD) FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF A TWO YEAR GRANT FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE CHILD CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (CCMS) PROGRAM FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2001; ESTABLISHING A BUDGET; AND AUTHORIZING A PERSONNEL COMPLEMENT.

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Mr. Carpenter made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Perez seconded the motion.

The following citizen(s) appeared to speak:

Mr. Faris Hodge, 140 Dora, commented on the programs available for children’s care. He urged the City Council to consider supporting a childcare program for City employees.

Ms. Nancy Englebert, 10486 Pine Glade, spoke on the Child Care Management Services and after school program in her neighborhood. She stressed the importance of childcare and urged the City Council for its continuing support.

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After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Guerrero, Prado, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Perez, Salas, Garcia.

2000-32 TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION:

Travel Authorization for Mayor Howard Peak to travel to Dallas, Texas from on August 23, 2000 to meet with EPA Regional Administrator and other Mayors regarding Environmental Issues.

Ms. Guerrero made a motion to approve the proposed Travel Authorization. Mr. Bannwolf seconded the motion.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Travel Authorization, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Guerrero, Prado, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Perez, Salas, Garcia.

 

2000-32 The Clerk read the following Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE 92446

AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF $750.00 FROM THE DISTRICT 5 CONTINGENCY BUDGET ACCOUNT TO THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR RENTAL OF THE SHOWMOBILE AND OTHER FEES IN CONNECTION WITH THE ST. TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2000 AT BENAVIDES PARK; AS REQUESTED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID A. GARCIA.

 

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Mr. Perez made a motion to approve the proposed Ordinance. Mr. Bannwolf seconded the motion.

After consideration, the motion, carrying with it the passage of the Ordinance, prevailed by the following vote: AYES: Perez, Guerrero, Prado, Barrera, Garza, Conner, Bannwolf, Carpenter, Peak. NAYS: None. ABSENT: Salas, Garcia.

 

2000-32 CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

Ms. Elisa Pena Bernal, Director of Human Resources, made a presentation regarding the Executive Search for the City Manager. She outlined the proposed process for the selection of the new City Manager and also expanded upon the proposed timeline, a copy of which presentation is made a part of the papers of this meeting.

2000-32 CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

MR. NAZARITE RUBEN FLORES PEREZ

Mr. Nazarite Ruben Flores Perez, 627 Hearne Avenue, spoke on the issue of fluoride and distribute copies of an excerpt from a dictionary regarding the word, fluoride.

 

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MR. FARIS HODGE, JR.

Mr. Faris Hodge, Jr., 140 Dora, asked the City Council to review the situation at the Bexar Appraisal District and stated that he is very concerned that individuals will lose their homes if these evaluations are allowed to stand. He then spoke about his concern with the proposed cutting of bus routes by VIA. He then spoke about the County Commissioner voting.

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MS. NANCY ENGLEBERT

Ms. Nancy Englebert, 10456 Pine Glade, representing the Heritage Neighborhood Association, spoke about the need for more police officers in the neighborhood. She stated that the neighborhood Association would also like to have a report on the City Manager’s position. She also urged that the Council members provide a report to the citizens every time they use city monies for a trip out of town.

 

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MR. MARTIN O. WEBER

Mr. Martin O. Weber, 130 Allenhurst, suggested that the terms of Council be augmented to two three year terms. This would enable Council members more time to learn the job and the change may be more acceptable to the citizens.

2000-32 City Manager Briseño stated that the Executive Session had been pulled. The City Council recessed its regular session at 5:35 P.M. in order to convene in "B" Session for a budget presentation for the Police Department made by Chief Al Philippus.

 

 

 

 

2000-32 There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 6:22 P.M.

 

 

 

A P P R O V E D

 

 

 

HOWARD W. PEAK

M A Y O R

 

Attest:

NORMA S. RODRIGUEZ, CMC/AAE

C i t y C l e r k