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 15, 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. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2017-89, Purchase of an 8 Yard Satellite Dump Body Attachment to Perkins Manufacturing Company, in the Amount of $29,949. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]

B.

Consider Authorizing the Expenditure for the Repair of Unit 484, 725 Articulated Dump Truck to Holt Caterpillar of Edinburg, in the Amount of $52,812.44. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]

V. Resolution
           
A.

Consider Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Submit a Grant Application to the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division for the Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Grant Program and to Execute all Grant Documents Relating Thereto. [David White, Chief of Police]

VI. Appointments
A.

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

  1. Recreation and Park Board, Two Members
  2. Planning and Zoning Commission, One Member
  3. Zoning Board of Adjustments, Three Members

VII. Contractuals
A.

Consider Approval of Amendment to the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and Hidalgo County for the Assessment and Collection of Property Taxes and Authorize City Manager to Execute Agreement Relating Thereto. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

B.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement Between the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the City of Edinburg for West Elevated Water Storage Tank to Include University Mascot. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

C.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Purchase Agreement Between the City of Weslaco and the City of Edinburg for Coating & Lining Services for Sanitary Sewer Manholes & Lift Station Wet-Wells. [Arturo C. Martinez, Director of Utilities]

VIII. Budget
A.

Discuss and Consider Proposed Tax Rate for the City of Edinburg for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 and Setting Public Hearings. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

B.

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

  1. General Fund: FROM Wearing Apparel; Tools; Recreation & Education; Promotional Supplies; Utilities; Travel, Training, Meetings; Membership Dues; and Professional Services TO Part-Time Wages; Overtime; and Office Equipment & Furniture, in the Amount of $74,300. [Joe Filoteo, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  2. General Fund: FROM Office Supplies TO Motor Vehicles, in the Amount of $500. [Myra L. Ayala Garza, City Secretary]
  3. General Fund: FROM Travel, Training, Meetings; and Printing TO Office Equipment & Furniture, in the Amount of $11,145. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]
  4. General Fund: FROM Professional Services; Cleaning & Mowing; and Humane Society TO Office Equipment & Furniture, in the Amount of $53,000. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]
  5. General Fund: FROM Retirement/Sick Leave TO Salaries; Group Insurance; Disability Insurance; Taxes; and Retirement, in the Amount of $22,100. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]
  6. Utility Fund: FROM Professional Services; Chemicals-Med & Lab; Other; Motor Vehicles; and Machines & Equipment TO Machines & Equipment; Air Conditioning Units; Travel, Training, Meetings; Membership Dues, Subscriptions; and Water Distribution System, in the Amount of $38,315. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]
  7. Airport Fund: FROM Motor Vehicles TO Motor Vehicles, in the Amount of $1,100. [Sonia L. Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

  8. Solid Waste Management Fund: FROM Printing TO Signs and Signal Equipment, in the Amount of $3,500. [Ramiro Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]
  9. Solid Waste Management Fund: FROM Structures TO Machines & Equipment; and Motor Vehicles, in the Amount of $160,000. [Ramiro Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]
  10. Solid Waste Management Fund: FROM Structures TO Machines & Equipment, in the Amount of $13,000. [Ramiro Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]

C.

Consider Certification of 2017 Anticipated Debt Collection Rate and 2016 Excess Debt Collection.  [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

IX. 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.
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.
X. 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 11, 2017 at 4:45 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
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.