Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
January 17, 2017
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. Proclamations
           
A.

Presentation of Proclamations Recognizing:

1. January 2017 as Crime Stoppers Month in the City of Edinburg.

2. Angelisa Rendon as the 2017 Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, as Requested by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.

3. Gina Garcia as the 2017 Jr. Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, as Requested by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.

V. Presentation
           
A.

Presentation Regarding Comfort House Services Inc. of McAllen by Veronica Whitacre, Administrative Director of Comfort House Inc. of McAllen. [Richard M. Hinojosa, City Manager]

VI. Ordinances
           
A.

Consider Ordinance Providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit for the “RGVFFMA Annual BBQ Cook-Off ”, Located at 714 South Raul Longoria, as Requested by The Rio Grande Valley Firefighter’s & Fire Marshals’ Association. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

B.

Consider Ordinance Abandoning a Tract of Land Containing 0.16 Acre of Land, Situated in the City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Being all of Commercial Alley, Express Chek Subdivision, as Recorded in Volume 23, Page 108B, of the Hidalgo County Map Records, as Requested by LBJ Family Limited Partnership. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

VII. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-48, Purchase of Turbidimeters and Controllers to Hach Company, in the Amount of $19,915.86. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

B.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-52, Hauling Services to Southern Star Transport, LTD for their Unit Price of $6.15 Per Ton for Hauling Services and Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

C.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-53, 2017 City of Edinburg Little League Uniforms to Ad-Wear & Specialty of Texas, Inc. for Items 1, 2, 3, and 4 per Unit Prices as Listed. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]

D.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-56, UV System to UV Doctor Lamps, LLC, in the Amount of $16,790. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

E.

Consider Awarding Job Task Order No. 1 to STRADA Engineering and Consulting, LLC, Based on RFQ 2016-003, for the Engineering & Project Management Services for Valve Replacement Project-Downtown Water Plant, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $19,000. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

VIII. Appointments
A.

Discuss and Consider Appointments to the City Advisory Boards and Committees for the Following:

  1. Cultural Activities Board, Four Members
  2. City of Edinburg Little League Board, Five Members

IX. Waiver
A.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Edinburg Activity Center for a Reception “Celebrando la Vida de Ceci” in Honor of Cecilia Bravo Salinas on Sunday, January 22, 2017.  [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

X. Contractuals
A.

Consider Approval of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between the County of Hidalgo Drainage District No. 1 and the City of Edinburg Concerning Certain Ditch Improvements to the Jackson Road Drainage Ditch and Authorize the City Manager to Execute Such Agreement. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

B.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) for the Operation of the Valley Metro Urban Transit System within the City of Edinburg. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

C.

Consider Legal Services Contract Between the City of Edinburg and Palacios Garza & Thompson, P.C. and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Richard M. Hinojosa, City Manager]

XI. Consent Agenda
A.

Consider Rescheduling the Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting. [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 of Legal Issues Regarding Potential Litigation and/or Claims. (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney)

B.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Cause No. C-4765-16-G; Royal Production Company, Inc. vs. City of Edinburg, Texas, et al; In the 370th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas. (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting)

C.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Health Insurance Agent of Record for Employee Health and Voluntary Insurance. (§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.
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 January 13, 2017 at 08:27 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.