Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
May 01, 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. Proclamation

Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing:

1. IDEA Edinburg College Prep Lady Eagles Varsity Softball Team

V. Presentations

Presentation By City's Energy Consultant, Marco A. Arredondo, Inc., Regarding Update on the Market Outlook for Electric Supply and Service Rates from Retail Electric Providers and Energy Cost Initiatives Attained for the City. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]


Presentation and Possible Action Regarding the Findings of a Potential Gravity Flow System Supplying Raw Water from Hidalgo County Irrigation District #1's (HCID#1) Irrigation Canal to the Reservoir System of the Edinburg West Water Treatment Plant. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]


Presentation Regarding Construction of the Edinburg Transit Terminal Project Update by Negrete & Kolar Architects. [Tom Reyna, Director of Public Works]


Discussion and Legal Direction Relating to City Council Members Doing Business with the City of Edinburg.

VI. Public Hearing

Hold Public Hearing and Consider the Comprehensive Plan Amendment from General Commercial Uses to Auto-Urban Residential Uses and the Rezoning Request from Commercial General (CG) District to Auto-Urban Residential (AU) District, Being a 0.50 Acre Tract of Land Being the West 144 Feet of the East 692 Feet of the South 5.0 Acres of Lot 11, Block 46, Amended Map of Santa Cruz Gardens Subdivision, Unit No. 2, Located at 203 West F.M. 2812, As Requested by PSC Land Development Inc. (A 4/5 vote is required by City Council to Overturn the Planning and Zoning Commission Action) [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

VII. Variance

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code Article 7 - Plat and Site Plan Design - Section 7.502 Streets and Rights of way; Article 8 - Streets, Utilities, and Drainage; Section 8.213 Sidewalks, for Del Rey Estates Unit 3 Subdivision, Being a 136.91 Acre Tract of Land out of Part or Portion out of Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block 56, All of Lot 1 and Part or Portion out of Lot 8, Block 57, Alamo Land & Sugar Company’s Subdivision, Hidalgo County, Texas., Located on the East Side of  Alamo Road between Canton Road and Wisconsin Road, As Requested by KK Engineering Consultants. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning].

VIII. Awarding of Bids

Consider Awarding RFP #2018-007, Electric Supply & Services From Retail Electric Providers, and Authorize City Manager to Negotiate and Enter Into a Contract with Selected Provider. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]


Consider Authorizing the Software Upgrade of the Department of Solid Waste Management’s Weighing, Dispatch, Accounts Management and Routing Software System by Paradigm Software Systems LLC., our Current Software Provider, and Allow the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement for Such Services in the Amount of $59,948. [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]


Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-014, Physical Examinations for Volunteer Firefighters and Career Staff to South Texas Health System, in the Amount Not to Exceed $60,000 and Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into a Medical Service Agreement for a Two Year Term as Related Thereto. [Shawn M. Snider, Fire Chief]


Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-73, Fountain Pool Slide Tower Frame Repair to 4MA Construction, LLC, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $24,400, and Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]


Consider Approval of Change Order #1 to Agreement with Venser Contractors, LLC, Pursuant to Bid No. 2018-54, Lull Subdivision Drainage Improvements Phase I in the Amount of $31,040 and Authorize City Manager to Execute Change Order Relating Thereto. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]


Consider Authorizing the Purchase of Twenty (20) Coban H1 Hi-Def In-Car Systems from Coban Technologies, Inc., in the Amount of $120,860. [David White, Chief of Police]


Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-71, Wastewater Treatment Plant Clarifier Rehabilitation to RGV Industrial Machine Shop & Pumps LLC in the Amount of $87,880, and Authorize City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Thereto. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]


Consider Approval of Mobile Service Provider with AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLC, through the Texas Department of Information Resources DIR Contract No. DIR-TSO-3420; and Authorize the City Manager to Execute any Necessary Documents for Wireless/Cellular Services and Related Equipment. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

IX. Contractuals

Consider Authorizing City Manager to Enter Into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 for the West Water Plant Improvements at the East Main Canal, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $131,591.20. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

X. Ordinances

Consider Reviewing and Approving Ordinance Amending the Budget for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year by Providing Additional Revenues, Additional Appropriations, and Carry-Overs Re-Appropriations to the General Fund, Utility Fund, Water Plant - Phase 2 Construction Fund, South Texas International Airport at Edinburg Fund, Solid Waste Management Fund, Los Lagos Golf Club Fund, and the T.C.S.A. Fund. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]


Consider Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Edinburg, Texas at Title III, Administration, Chapter 30, Administrative Code, Classification and Compensation Plan, Section 30.071 Classified Grades (Non-Civil Service) and Section 30.072 Unclassified Grades (Non-Civil Service). [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

XI. Resolutions

Consider Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Submit a Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership, and to Execute all Grant Documents Relating Thereto. [David White, Chief of Police]


Consider Resolution Approving a Plan of Finance to Issue Certificates of Obligation to Finance the Acquisition, Construction and Equipping of Certain Public Improvements, and Authorizing the City’s Staff and Professional Advisors to prepare and Distribute All Documents and Take All Actions Deemed Necessary in Connection with Preparing for the Issuance of Such Obligations, Including the Selection of Underwriters. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]


Consider Resolution Authorizing Publication of Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation in an Aggregate Principal Amount not to exceed $9,850,000. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]


Consider Approval of a Resolution Authorizing the Reimbursement of Expenditures on Certain Municipal Projects with the City of Edinburg, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

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.

Discussion Regarding Pending Litigation and Consideration of Offers of Settlement Relating to Building Defects at Dustin Sekula Memorial Library and Solid Waste Management Facility; Cause No. C-6817-14-A; City of Edinburg vs. DESCON CONSTRUCTION, JOE WILLIAMSON CONSTRUCTION, ET AL (§552.071 Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting).


Discussion Regarding Legal Issues and Possible Action Relating to Cause No. C-0599-18-F; Homer Jasso, Jr. vs. City of Edinburg; In the 332nd Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas. (Sec. 555.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting).


Discussion and Possible Action - Real Estate/Economic Development (Sec. 551.072 Deliberation Regarding Real Property; and Sec. 551.087 Deliberations Regarding Negotiations: Closed Meeting).


Discussion of Legal Issues Regarding Potential Litigation and/or Claims. (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney).

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 April 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
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.
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.