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 05, 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. Proclamation
           
A.

Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing:

1. Fatima Figueroa, Miss Teen Globe South Texas.

V. Public Hearings
A.

Hold Public Hearing and Consider Ordinances Providing for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Auto-Urban Uses to General Commercial Uses and the Rezoning Request from Agricultural (AG) District to Commercial General (CG) District, Being a 4.0 Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 7, Block 3, A.J. McColl Subdivision, Located 1200 Feet North of Owassa Road Along South Jackson Road, as Requested by Carl Love. (A 4/5 Vote is Required by the City Council to Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission Action.) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

B.

Hold Public Hearing and Consider Ordinances Providing for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Auto-Urban Uses to General Commercial Uses and the Rezoning Request from Suburban Residential (S) District to Commercial General (CG) District, Being a 0.929 Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 8, Block 3, A.J. McColl Subdivision, Located at 5216 South Jackson Road, as Requested by Telesforo Acuna. (A 4/5 Vote is required by the City Council to Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission Action.) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

C.

Hold Public Hearing and Consider Ordinances Providing for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Downtown District Uses to General Commercial Uses and the Rezoning Request from Downtown District (DD) to Commercial General (CG) District, Being all of Lots 1 through 4, Block 260, Edinburg Original Townsite, Located at 718 West University Drive, as Requested by Carlos Garza. (A 4/5 Vote is Required by the City Council to Overturn the Planning& Zoning Commission Action.) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

D.

Hold Public Hearing and Consider Ordinances Providing for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Auto Urban Uses to General Commercial Uses and the Rezoning Request from Auto-Urban Residential (AU) District to Commercial General (CG) District, Being a 0.449 Acre Tract of Land out Kelly Pharr Subdivision, Located 545 Feet Northwest of the Intersection of Trenton Road and Sugar Road, as Requested by Sugar Road Properties LLC. (A 4/5 Vote is Required by the City Council to Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission Action. ) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

E.

Hold Public Hearing and Consider Ordinances Providing for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Auto Urban Uses to General Commercial Uses and the Rezoning Request from Suburban Residential (S) District to Commercial General (CG) District, Being a 1.347 Acre Tract of Land out of Kelly Pharr Subdivision, Located 300 Feet Northwest of the Intersection of Trenton Road and Sugar Road, as Requested by Sugar Road Properties LLC. (A 4/5 Vote is Required by the City Council to Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission Action.) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

VI. Variances
           
A.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design, Article 8 - Streets, Utilities, and Drainage, and Article 3-District and Bulk Standards for The Hills at Chapin II, Being a 20.76 Acre Tract of Land, Being the East 20.76 Acres of Lot 8, Section 241, Texas-Mexican Railway Company Survey, Hidalgo County, Texas., Located on the North Side of Chapin Road, East of Closner Blvd. (U.S. Business 281), as Requested by Quintanilla, Headley and Associates, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

B.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: Article 7 Plat and Site Plan Design, Article 8 - Streets, Utilities, and Drainage - Section 8.213 Sidewalks for La Reserva Subdivision Phase I-A, Being a 75.63 Acre Tract of Land Out of Lots 3, 6, & 14, Block 73, Engelman Re-Subdivision of the Missouri-Texas Land and Irrigation Company Survey’s Subdivision Land In Las Mestenas Grant, Hidalgo County, Texas., Located North of Mile 20 North on Uresti Road, as Requested by Quintanilla, Headley and Associates, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

C.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design, and Article 8 – Streets, Utilities, and Drainage, for La Reserva Subdivision Phase I-B, a 20.23 Acre Tract of Land Out of Lots 14, Block 73, Engelman Re-Subdivision of the Missouri-Texas Land and Irrigation Company Survey’s Subdivision Land In Las Mestenas Grant, Hidalgo County, Texas, Located North of Mile 20 North on Uresti Road, as Requested by Quintanilla, Headley and Associates, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

D.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: Article 3 – District and Bulk Standards, Article 8- Streets, Utilities, and Drainage, Article 10– Landscaping and Tree Protection for Bel-Air Estates Subdivision, Being 18 Acres out of Lot 14, Section 244, Tex-Mex Railway Company Survey, Located Approximately ¼ Mile North of Mile 17 ½ Road, along the West Right of Way of Closner Blvd (Bus. 281)., as Requested by Barrera Infrastructure Group, INC. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

E.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as Follows: Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design for Brushline Estates Subdivision, Being 7.50 Acres Tract of Land Out of Lots 3 & 4, Block 27, Amended Map of Santa Cruz Gardens Unit No.2, Located West of Brushline Road, ¼ Mile South of FM 2812, as Requested by SEA, Salinas Engineering & Associates. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

VII. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-85, Rehabilitation of Lift Station No. 23, to Ferguson Service Systems, Inc., in the Amount of $17,285 and Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

B.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2017-017, Cisco SmartNet Renewals to Presidio Networked Solutions Group, LLC, in the Amount of $21,880.53. [Leo Gonzales, Jr., Director of Information Technology]

C.

Consider Purchasing the Extended Warranty Option from Doggett Freightliner of South Texas LLC., of Pharr, Texas, in the Amount of $21,135. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]

D.

Consider Rejecting Bid No. 2017-83, Purchase of an 8 Yard Satellite Dump Body Attachment. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]

VIII. Resolutions
A.

Consider Resolution Accepting the Donated Drain Ditch Right of Way from the Brush Country Investments to the City of Edinburg, Covering the Real Property Described as 0.21 and 1.96 Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 7, Section 278, Texas-Mexican Railway Company’s Survey of Falcon's Landing Phase II Subdivision, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas for the City of Edinburg Drain Ditch System and Authorize City Manager to Execute Documents Relating Thereto. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

B.

Consider Resolution of the City of Edinburg Approving Cooperation with the Cities Served by AEP, Texas Inc. (AEP) to Review AEP's Requested Approval of an Adjustment to its Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor. [Ricardo Palacios, City Attorney]

IX. Contractuals
A.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Approve the Creation of a 'Welcome Sign' Message to the City of Edinburg on an Existing Block Sign Located on Hidalgo County Drainage District #1, Located at the Intersection of Ingle Road and North Expressway 281 (I-69), South of FM 2812, as Requested by The Edinburg Lions Club. [Richard M. Hinojosa, City Manager].

B.

Consider Approval of Non-Employer Paid Voluntary Insurance Benefits and Authorize the City Manager to Enter into Agreements with Respective Carriers. (Motion Required to Remove from Table. This Item was Tabled at the June 20, 2017 City Council Meeting) [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service]

X. Appointments
A.

Discuss and Consider Appointments to the City Advisory Board and Committee for the Following:

1. Planning and Zoning Commission-Two Members

XI. Budget
A.

Consider Transfers of Funds in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Within the Following Accounts:

  1. General Fund: FROM Utilities TO Structures; and Air Conditioning Units, in the Amount of $50,000. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  2. General Fund: FROM Streets & Alleys TO Professional Services, in the Amount of $14,000. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]
  3. General Fund: FROM Promotional Supplies; and Buildings TO Rents & Contractuals, in the Amount of $4,000. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  4. General Fund: FROM Part-Time Wages; and Salaries TO Tools; Botanical & Agricultural; Chemicals, Medical, Lab; Materials; Streets & Alleys; Motor Vehicles; and Grounds, in the Amount of $62,000. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  5. Utility Fund: FROM Machines & Equipment; and Buildings & Structures TO Motor Vehicle Fuel, Oil, Etc.; Motor Vehicles; and Equipment, in the Amount of $37,000. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]
  6. Ebony Golf Course Fund: FROM Chemicals, Medical, Lab TO Rents & Contractuals, in the Amount of $4,950. [Jesus Garcia, Director of Golf]
  7. Boys & Girls Club Fund: FROM Part-Time Wages TO Building & Structures, in the Amount of $10,005. [Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer]

XII. Consent Agenda
A.

Consider Authorizing the Disposition of Approximately 90 Cubic Feet (Boxes of Letter Size Records) of Non-Vital City Records in Accordance with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Local Records Retention Schedules. [Myra L. Ayala Garza, City Secretary]

XIII. 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 Proposed Economic Development Reimbursement Agreement Between City of Edinburg and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd. (Sec. 552.071 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.
XIV. 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 June 30, 2017 at 5:10 p.m.
  By:  /s/Myra L . Ayala Garza  
  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
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