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41.  Consideration for approval to award a construction contract to the lowest responsible

bidder Price Construction, Ltd, Big Spring, Texas in the amount of $10,313,036.21 which includes the base bid, Phase I and additive alternate Phase II and possible approval of Change Order No. 1 a decrease of $2,575,335.90 to bring the project within budget for a net contract award amount of $7,737,700.31 for the Laredo International Airport Runway 17R/35L Reconstruction. Construction contract time is one hundred fifty (150) calendar days.  Funding is available in the Airport Construction Fund Grant No. 56.  Due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) timeline requirements, this item is included in today’s agenda.  (Contingent upon approval of Final Reading #2009-O-066) (This item is being submitted directly to City Council  due to the time constraints of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)

Motion to approve.

Moved:  Cm. Garcia

Second:  Cm. Narvaez

For:     7Against:  0Abstain:  0

42.  Appointment of Mayor Pro Tempore as per Ordinance 90-O-101.  City Council shall

confirm one of the Council Members who shall be known and designated as Mayor Pro    


Motion to confirm the appointment of Cm. Garza as Mayor Pro Tempore.

Moved:  Cm. Garza

Second:  Cm. Liendo Espinoza

For:     6   Against:  0Abstain:  1

Cm. Garza


43.  A.  Request by Council Member Mike Garza

1.  Discussion with possible action on the creation of an ordinance which restricts certain     

    sexual offenders to reside in Laredo through halfway houses.

Cm. Garza stated that he had been informed that San Antonio had passed an ordinance to restrict these type of individuals from residing in their city limits; therefore, some of these individuals had been sent to Laredo halfway houses.

City Attorney Raul Casso reported that there was one halfway house in Laredo that was receiving sex offenders.  It was a Catholic nonprofit entity with a contract with the federal government.  He added that there was a statute on the books that required them to be registered and that their registration had to be periodically renewed.  He went on to say that the eviction of sex offenders from cities had been tried before unsuccessfully.

                  B.  Request by Council Member Dr. Michael Landeck

1.  Discussion with possible action on allocating up to $10,000.00 on Orlando and Gaby

    Canizales Boxing Gym for the floor renovation project.  

Motion to table.

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