Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
March 07, 2018
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. Presentations
A.

Presentation on the 36th All-America City 10K Run/Walk First Place Edinburg Runners Male and Female Recognition. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]

B.

Presentation on the City of Edinburg Parks & Recreation Karate Program Participants to Recognize their Accomplishments in Karate. [Javier Garza. Director of Parks & Recreation]

C.

Presentation Recognizing City of Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department Youth Girls Basketball League Champions for ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 6th Grade. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks and Recreation]

V. Ordinances
           
A.

Consider Ordinance Providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit and a Waiver of Fees for the “St. Joseph’s Annual Spring Festival 2018” to be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic School, Being, Block 319, Edinburg Original Townsite, Located at 119 West Fay Street, as Requested by St. Joseph Catholic School. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

B.

Consider Ordinance Providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit and a Waiver of Fees for the “1st Annual Memorial Bicycle Ride for Melissa Robles” to be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, Starting at Starbucks Coffee Co, Being Lot 2, Resub of Lot 1, Lowes Commercial Subdivision, Located at 2720 W University Drive Ste. A, as Requested by Irma Hermida. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

VI. Variances
           
A.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code Article 8 – Streets, Utilities, and Drainage, Section-8.401-Sanitary Sewers, for Alex Guerra Subdivision, Being a 0.52 Acre Tract out of Lot 7, Section 275, Texas-Mexican Railway Company Survey, Located on the East Side of McColl Road between Freddy Gonzalez Road and Sprague Road, as Requested by Barrera Infrastructure Group, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning].

B.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code Article 3 – District and Bulk Standards - Section 3.303, Multi-Family-Lot Width for San Gabriel Apartments Subdivision, Being the South 2.5 Acre out of Lots 2, Section 242, Texas-Mexican Railway Company’s Survey, Hidalgo County, Texas, Located on the East Side of Sugar Road between Russell Road and Chapin Road., as Requested by Barrera Infrastructure Group, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning].

C.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code Article - 8 Streets, Utilities, and Drainage - Section 8.402 Water Supply For the Replat of Lot 9 Vista Bonita Subdivision No. 10 being a 1.056 Acre Tract of Land, being all of Lot 9, Vista Bonita Subdivision No. 10, Hidalgo County, Texas, Located North of F.M. 2812 on the West side of Sunrise Street, as Requested by Garza-Garza Consulting Engineers. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

D.

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code as follows: 1.) Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design- Section 7.404 Blocks 2.) Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design- Section 7.408 Utilities, for Bella Wood Subdivision, Being a 10.00 Acre Tract of Land, Being all of Lot 5, Block 31, Amended Map of Santa Cruz Gardens Subdivision, Unit No. 2, Hidalgo County, Texas, Located East of Cesar Chavez Road on Benito A. Ramirez Road, as Requested By R.E. Garcia & Associates. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning].

VII. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-64, Ammunition to Kiesler Police Supply Inc., in the Amount of $44,585.16 and to Precision Delta Corp., in the Amount of $17,740. [David White, Chief of Police]

B.

Consider the Purchase for Renewal of Vigilant Solutions Investigative Data Platform from Vetted Security Solutions in the Amount of $17,995. [David White, Chief of Police]

C.

Consider Awarding RFP 2018-003, Disaster Debris Removal & Recovery Services and Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate a Contract with the Selected Firm(s). [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]

D.

Consider Awarding RFP 2018-004, Debris Monitoring & Recovery Planning Services and Authorize the City Manager to Negotiate a Contract with the Selected Firm. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director of Solid Waste Management]

VIII. Contractual
           
A.

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]

IX. Resolution
           
A.

Consider Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Inter-local Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley for Participation in the Regional Task Force and Appointing the Director of Engineering or his Designee to Serve on the Task Force Board. [Omar Cano, P.E., C.F.M., Interim Director of Engineering]

X. Waivers
           
A.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Edinburg Municipal Park Baseball Fields for a Hidalgo County Sherriff's Association Softball Tournament to be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 14 - 15, 2018 to Benefit the Hidalgo County Children's Advocacy Center. [Richard M. Hinojosa, City Manager]

B.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Bicentennial Park Softball Fields for 'A Vision for You' Help Center for a Fundraiser to be Held on March 24 - 25, April 21 - 22, May 26 - 27, August 11 - 12, September 22 - 23, and October 27 - 28, 2018.

XI. Appointment
           
A.

Discuss and Consider Declaring the Councilmember Place 3 Position Vacant/Forfeited Pursuant to the Decision of the City Council's Inquiry/Hearing Held on March 7, 2018 Wherein Councilmember Homer Jasso, Jr. was Found to have Violated Article XVII, Section 2 of the City Charter.

XII. Consent Agenda
A.

Consider Approval of City Council Minutes for February 15, 2018 Inquiry Hearing and February 20, 2018 Regular Meeting.

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 Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Cause No. C-6321-15-G; Alfredo Cruz, Jr., vs. The City of Edinburg and Albert Rodriguez; in the 370th Judicial District Court; Hidalgo County, Texas.(§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting.)

B.

Discussion Regarding Legal Issues Concerning Cause No. C-0599-18-F; Homer Jasso, Jr. vs. City of Edinburg; 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.
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 March 02, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  By:  /s/Clarice Y. Balderas for  
  Ludivina Leal, 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.
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