Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
July 19, 2016
Regular Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM
I. Call to Order, Establish Quorum
A. Prayer.
B. Pledge of Allegiance.
II. Certification of Public Notice
III. Public Comments
The Mayor and City Council allow for a specific portion of the City Council Meeting to be dedicated to public comments. Public Comments are limited to three (3) minutes. If a resident desires to make a public comment, please complete the Public Comments Form which will be located outside of the City Council Chambers and submit the completed form to the City Secretary prior to the commencement of the City Council Meeting. We ask for everyone's cooperation in following this procedure.
IV. Ordinance
           
A.

Consider Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance, Sale and Delivery of up to $4,500,000 in Aggregate Principal Amount of "City of Edinburg, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016"; Securing the Payment Thereof by Authorizing the Levy of an Annual Ad Valorem Tax and a Pledge of Certain Surplus Revenues of the City's Waterworks and Sewer System; and Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Paying Agent/Registrar Agreement, a Purchase Contract, an Official Statement and all Other Instruments and Procedures Related Thereto. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

V. Awarding of Bid
           
A.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2016-018, Playscapes to Park Place Recreation Designs Inc. and Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate and Enter into a Purchase Agreement. [Joe Filoteo Jr., Director of Parks & Recreation]

VI. Contractual
           
A.

Consider Accepting and Releasing Electric Transmission Texas Restoration & Repair Work Pursuant to Easement Granted for the Following Properties (1) 46/Tex-Mex Survey PT Lots 6,7, All 11 & 12, Block 245 95.65 AC; (2) 48/Tex-Mex Survey PT Lots 6,7, All 11, & 12, Block 245, 95.65 AC; and (3)  33/ Boys & Girls Club 4.96 AC D/D R/O/W for the New 345kV Double-Circuit Capable Transmission Line and Authorize the City Manager to Execute All Documents Relating Thereto. [Ponciano Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

VII. Resolution
           
A.

Consider Resolution and Approve the Final Community Development Block Grant 42nd One-Year Action Plan and Proposed use of Funds for the Period Beginning October 01, 2016 through September 30, 2017. [Marissa Garza, Director of Community Development/Grants Management]

VIII. Budget
A.

Consider Transfers of Funds in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Within the Following Accounts:

  1. General Fund:  FROM Motor Vehicles Fuel, Oil, Etc.; Chemical Medical Lab; Office Furniture; Building; Equipment; Building & Structures; Communications Postage; Professional Services; and Rents & Contracts, in the Amount of $65,000.  [Shawn M. Snider, Fire Chief]

  2. General Fund:  FROM Salaries TO Office Equipment & Furniture; and Communications, in the Amount of $41,320.  [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

  3. General Fund:  FROM Salaries; and Part-time Wages TO Buildings; Motor Vehicles; and Equipment, in the Amount of $50,000.  [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]

  4. Utility Fund:  FROM Machines & Equipment; Printing; and Motor Vehicle Fuel, Oil, Etc. TO Office Supplies; Office Equipment & Furniture; and Machines & Equipment, in the Amount of $24,380.  [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

IX. Petition
A.

Consider Accepting Petition for the Voluntary Annexation of an 1.003 Gross Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 10, Block 1, John Closner ET AL Subdivision, Hidalgo County, Texas, as per the Map or Plat Thereof Recorded in Volume 0, Page 4, Map Records of Hidalgo County, Texas; Located at 2707 Nava Street , as Requested by Jose A Tapia. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

X. Election
A.

Consider Order of Election for a Municipal Charter Amendment Special Election to be held November 08, 2016. [Myra L. Ayala Garza, City Secretary]

XI. Consent Agenda
A.

Consider Rescheduling the Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting to Wednesday, August 03, 2016. [Myra L. Ayala Garza, City Secretary]

XII. Executive Session
The City Council will convene in Executive Session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, Exceptions to Requirement that Meetings be Open. The City Council May Elect To Go Into Executive Session On Any Item Whether Or Not Such Item Is Posted As An Executive Session Item At Any Time During The Meeting When Authorized By The Provisions Of The Open Meetings Act.
A.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Economic Incentives Concerning Proposed Support Agreement Concerning La Sienna Apartments.(§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; §551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting; and §551.087 Deliberations Regarding Economic Development Negotiations; Closed Meeting.)

B.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Cause No. C-3145-15-I; The Shoppes at Rio Grande Valley, LP, et al vs. Simon Property Group (Texas) LP, et al; in the 398th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas. (§551.071 Consultation With Attorney; Closed Meeting.)

C.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Economic Incentives Concerning Project Duo (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting; §551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting; and §551.087 Deliberations Regarding Economic Development Negotiations; Closed Meeting)

D.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Economic Incentives Concerning Project Box (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting; §551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting; and §551.087 Deliberations Regarding Economic Development Negotiations; Closed Meeting)

Open Session
The City Council will convene in Open Session to take necessary action, if any, in accordance with Chapter 551, Open meetings, Subchapter E, Procedures Relating to Closed Meeting, §551.102, Requirement to Vote or Take Final Action in Open Meeting.
XIII. Adjournment
I hereby certify this Notice of a City Council Meeting was posted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, at the City Offices of the City of Edinburg, located at the 415 West University entrance outside bulletin board, visible and accessible to the general public during and after regular working hours. This notice was posted on July 22, 2016 at 09:30 AM
By:
Myra L. Ayala Garza, City Secretary
City of Edinburg, Texas
All Matters Listed Under Consent Agenda Are Considered To Be Routine By The Governing Body And Will Be Enacted By One Motion. There Will Be No Separate Discussion Of These Items. If Discussion Is Desired, That Item Will Be Removed From The Consent Agenda And Will Be Considered Separately. With Regard To Any Item, The City Council May Take Various Actions; Including But Not Limited To Rescheduling An Item In Its Entirety For A Future Date Or Time. The City Council May Elect To Go Into Executive Session On Any Item Whether Or Not Such Item Is Posted As An Executive Session Item At Any Time During The Meeting When Authorized By The Provisions Of The Open Meetings Act.
Disability Access Statement
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aid or services are requested to contact the City Secretary Department at (956) 388-8204 at least two business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces are located at Edinburg City Hall, 415 West University.