AGENDA FOR MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT BOARD MEETING

300 N. Campbell, City Council Chambers, City Hall and Virtually

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Teleconference phone number: 1-915-213-4096

Toll free number: 1-833-664-9267

Conference ID: 209-817-15#

 

THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF

MASKS IN ALL CITY FACILITIES AND INDOOR SPACES

                                                                                                      

The following board members will be present via video conference:

 

Board Members Peter Svarzbein and Isabel Salcido

 

A quorum of the Mass Transit Department board must participate in the meeting.

 

ROLL CALL

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC – PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This time is reserved for members of the public who would like to address the  Mass Transit Department Board on items that are not on the Mass Transit Department Board Agenda.

 

Members of the public may communicate with Board Members during public comment, and regarding agenda items by calling 1-915-213-4096 or toll free number 1-833-664-9267 at the prompt please enter the following Conference ID: 209-817-15#

 

A sign-up form is available on line at http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/Sign-Up-Form-MTB-Call-To-The-Public.php and http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/Sign-Up-Form-MTB-Regular-Agenda.php  for those who wish to sign up in advance of the meeting date.  Requests to speak must be received by 9:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. 30 Minutes total is allotted for speakers. Three to five minutes may be allowed for each speaker.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

 

All matters listed under the CONSENT AGENDA, including those on the Addition to the Agenda, will be considered by Mass Transit Department Board to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless separate discussion is requested by Board Members.  Prior to the vote, members of the audience may ask questions regarding items on the consent agenda.  When the vote has been taken, if an item has not been called out for separate discussion, the item has been approved.  The Mass Transit Department Board may, however, reconsider any item at any time during the meeting.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

1.            Approval of Minutes of the Mass Transit Board Meeting of December 14, 2021.

All Districts

Mass Transit, Ellen Smyth, (915) 212-3301

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CONSENT AGENDA – REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT MASS TRANSIT BOARD MEMBERS:

 

2.            Request to excuse the following absent Board Member(s): 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – RESOLUTIONS:

 

Goal 7: Enhance and Sustain El Paso’s Infrastructure Network

 

3.            That the Mass Transit Board approves a Change Order to the Montana Corridor RTS project, Contract No. 2018-836 with Venegas Engineering Management and Construction, Inc., in the amount of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE AND 22/100 DOLLARS ($133,155.22) for the additional cost related to the additional wiring with an increased gauge and additional conduit required to account for relocated electrical services. This notice provides for the additional scope of work, which allows for additional capacity to the awarded contract. The new contract sum, including this change order notice is Twenty Million Forty Six Thousand One Hundred Seven and 45/100 Dollars ($20,046,107.45). The Mass Transit Board is authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers.

Districts 2, 3, and 5

Sun Metro, Ellen Smyth, (915) 212-6000

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4.            A Resolution delegating signature authority from the Mass Transit Board to the City Manager and/or Mayor to sign a letter of commitment/support and allow Sun Metro to apply for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fy2021 Enhancing Mobility Innovation Funding Opportunity competitive grant which requires a 20% match.

All Districts

Sun Metro, Astrid L. Bunner, (915) 212-6007

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CONSENT AGENDA – BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

 

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

5.            Sylvia Carreon to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Mass Transit Department Board by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.

Members of the City Council, Representative Henry Rivera, (915) 212-0007

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The following board members will be present via video conference:

 

Board Members Peter Svarzbein and Isabel Salcido

 

 

The Mass Transit Department Board of the City of El Paso may retire into EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to Section 3.5A of the El Paso City Charter and the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss any of the following: (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the Mass Transit Department Board of the City of El Paso may move to Executive Session any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act.) The Mass Transit Department Board will return to open session to take any final action and may also, at any time during the meeting, bring forward any of the following items for public discussion, as appropriate.

 

Section 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY

Section 551.072 DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY

Section 551.073 DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS

Section 551.074 PERSONNEL MATTERS

Section 551.076 DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS

Section 551.087 DELIBERATIONS REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Section 551.089 DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS;                                        CLOSED MEETING

 

ADJOURN

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

Sign Language interpreters will be provided for this meeting.

 

MASS TRANSIT BOARD AGENDAS ARE PLACED ON THE INTERNET THE THURSDAY

PRIOR TO EACH MEETING AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: http://www.sunmetro.net/