Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
August 16, 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. Presentation
           
A.

Presentation Regarding the On Going Projects at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg by KSA Engineering. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M.]

V. Proclamations
A.

Presentation of Proclamations Recognizing:

1. September 01, 2016 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

2. 50th Anniversary of the Melon Strike in the Rio Grande Valley

3. Kenneth N. Jones, Jr., LRGVDC Executive Director

VI. Public Hearing
           
A.

Hold First Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Revenue Increase for the City of Edinburg for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 and Schedule Second Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Revenue Increase. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

VII. Ordinances
A.

Consider Ordinance 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]

B.

Consider Ordinance Providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit for the '50th Anniversary of the Melon Strike in the Rio Grande Valley', Located at 415 West University Dr., as Requested by Juanita Valdez Cox. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

VIII. Variance
A.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design, for The Reserves at Canton Subdivision, Being a 46.70-Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 3, Block 1, John Closner Subdivision, Located on the Southeast Corner of Raul Longoria Road (FM 1426) and Canton Road Intersection, as Requested by Quintanilla, Headley and Associates, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

IX. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2016-96, Thermoplastic Pavement Markings to Valley Striping Corp., in the Amount of $29,283.25 and Authorize the City Manager to Execute Agreement Relating Thereto. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

B.

Consider Awarding RFP 2016-019, Consulting Services for Classification and Compensation Plan Restructure, to Arthur Gallagher & Co. in the Amount of $25,000 and Authorize the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Christina Flores, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

C.

Consider Awarding RFQ 2016-002, City of Edinburg, Bicycle / Pedestrian Master Plan, CSJ: 0921-02-34 to HALFF Associates, Inc., and Authorize the City Manager or His Designated Appointee to Negotiate a Professional Services Contract Pursuant to the City's Ordinances and Procurement Policies. (Motion Required to Remove from Table. This Item was Tabled at the August 03, 2016 City Council Meeting.) [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

D.

Consider Approving the Purchase of Fifteen (15) Portable Radios from Dailey-Wells Communications, In the Amount of $ 34,256.25. [Shawn M. Snider, Fire Chief]

E.

Consider Authorizing the Expenditure for the Repair of Roll-Off Unit 429, by Rush Truck Center of Pharr, Texas, in the Amount of $18,897.33. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]

F.

Consider Approving the Replacement of the CL31 Ceilometer Instrument on the VAISALA® Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) in the Amount of $22,500 at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

X. Contractuals
A.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Renew and Execute an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with the Palm Valley Animal Center for the Operation of a Regional Animal Shelter, for the Period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. [David White, Chief of Police]

B.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the New Department of Homeland Security Supplemental Lease Agreement Amending the Lease for the US Customs User Fee Facility at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

C.

Consider Authorizing City Manager to Execute an Inter-local Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation for the Conveyance of Two Tracts of Land Comprising 2.614 Acres out of Lots 17 and 18, M.L. Woods Co., Hidalgo County, Texas Located at the Southeast Intersection of Trenton Rd. and US HWY 281 (I-69C) in the amount of $1,707,990 and the Cost for the Appraisal and Survey in the amount of $5,750 Plus All Closing Cost. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

D.

Consider a Building Space Lease Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and IDEA Public Schools for Lease of Certain Building Spaces in the Sports & Wellness Center and Authorize City Manager to Execute Same. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

XI. Resolution
           
A.

Consider a Resolution Opposing the Recent Administrative Efforts by the Texas Department of Transportation to no Longer Apply the Economically Disadvantaged County Program to Off-System (Non-TxDOT Roadways) Transportation Projects Throughout the State and more Specifically Hidalgo County. [Ponciano N. Longoria, P.E., C.F.M., Director of Public Works]

XII. Budget
A.

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

  • General Fund: FROM Other; Machines & Equipment; and Motor Vehicles TO Tools; Motor Vehicles; Equipment; and Professional Services, in the Amount of $45,500. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  • Utility Fund: FROM Office Equipment & Furniture; Wearing Apparel; Buildings & Structures; Communications; Air Conditioning Units; Other; and Machines & Equipment TO Professional Services; Building; Motor Vehicles; Equipment; and Machines & Equipment, in the Amount of $26,097. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]
  • XIII. 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]

    XIV. 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 Legal Issues Concerning  Docket No. 44206 Petition of Sharyland Water Supply Corporation for Cease and Desist Order Against the City of Edinburg Before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting.)

    B.

    Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Proposed Agreement Between the Boys' and Girls' Club Edinburg RGV, City of Edinburg and Jolly Law Firm for Review of Construction Deficiencies of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Edinburg RGV Building Located at US Hwy 281 and Rogers Road.(§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting)

    C.

    Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Cause No. C-6852-14-F; City of Edinburg, Texas vs. IOC Company, L.L.C.; in the 332nd Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas. (§551.071 Consultation With Attorney; 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.
    XV. 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 August 18, 2016 at 02:59 PM
    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.