Leon Valley
TX

Ordinance
Ordinance 17-018

Discuss and Consider Possible Action on an Ordinance Authorizing the Renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with Banis Towing and Authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a new Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement.

Information

Department:PoliceSponsors:
Category:Contract

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Banis Renewed Contract (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. Towing Contract Renewal

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this ordinance is to renew the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with changes, between the City of Leon Valley and Banis Towing. The original Ordinance for this contract was approved on the 20th day of March, 2012, under Ordinance No. 03-07-12. The original contract and Ordinance was for five years, with one five year renewal at Council's discretion. This renewal of the existing contract will go through April 30, 2023.

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - The extension of the current wrecker contract ensures that the citizens of Leon Valley enjoy the on-time, professional and responsive services provided by this contract and contractor.

 

Economic Development - This contract provides the best services for the citizens of Leon Valley, and has an added benefit of supporting a business in our community.

 

Environmental Stewardship - The Banis Towing Yard has never been cited for environmental violations, and the location close to our City allows for less travel time for the vehicles, helping further reduce the carbon footprint of our community.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

There are no additional costs for the City. The rates do change, but there will be new charges that the person whose vehicle is being towed will be responsible for paying. There is a positive change in the contract, towing all abandoned, nuisance vehicles and prisoner vehicles to the newly created Leon Valley Impound Lot. After expenses, this change is estimated to bring $126,500 in additional monies into the General Fund.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

The renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement meets Strategic Goal 1 - Economic Development, as it brings additional funds into the City coffers and it supports a local business. It also meets Strategic Goal 5- Environmental Sustainability, as it allows the City to remove vehicles from the road that should not be there, as well as allowing for the shortest travel time for the wrecker once a vehicle is picked up.

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Senior Staff recommend renewing the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with changes.

 

Body

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF THE MUNICIPAL WRECKER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BANIS TOWING FOR THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A NEW MUNICIPAL WRECKER SERVICES AGREEMENT.

 

WHEREAS, staff recommends approval for the renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement by and between the City of Leon Valley and Banis Towing, dated May 1, 2012, approved by City Ordinance No. 03-07-12, and passed on the 20th day of March 2012 (the “Original Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, staff has determined that it would be advantageous and beneficial to the health, safety and welfare of the City and its citizens to renew the Original Agreement in accordance with the Renewal clause in the Original Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, since circumstances surrounding the towing services have changed it is necessary to negotiate new terms and conditions; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to incorporate the new terms and conditions, it is necessary to formally draft a new agreement with mutually agreed to terms and conditions, beneficial to both parties; and

 

WHEREAS, it is now the desire of the City Council of the City of Leon Valley to approve the renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with Banis Towing, and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a new agreement; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS, THAT: 

 

Section 1.              The renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with Banis Towing is hereby approved.

 

Section 2. The City Manager is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute a new Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with Banis Towing for the City of Leon Valley.  Said new Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement, in substantially final form, is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit “A”.

 

Section 3. This ordinance is effective immediately upon passage by four (4) affirmative votes; otherwise it is effective on the tenth day after passage hereof.

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

Meeting History

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Leon Valley Police Department Captain Ruben Saucedo presented a proposed ordinance renewing and amending the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement between the City of Leon Valley and Banis Towing. The original ordinance for this contract was approved on the 20th day of March, 2012, under Ordinance No. 03-07-12. The original contract and ordinance was for five years, with one five year renewal at Council's discretion. This renewal of the existing contract will go through April 30, 2023.

Captain Saucedo concluded the presentation saying there are no additional costs for the City. The rates do change, but there will be new charges that the person whose vehicle is being towed will be responsible for paying. There is a positive change in the contract, towing all abandoned, nuisance vehicles and prisoner vehicles to the newly created Leon Valley Impound Lot. After expenses, this change is estimated to bring $126,500 in additional monies into the General Fund.

A motion was made by Council Member Monica Alcocer and seconded by Council Member Belinda Ealy to adopt the ordinance authorizing the renewal of the Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement with Banis Towing and authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a new Municipal Wrecker Services Agreement.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
SECONDER:Belinda Ealy, Council Place 2
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion