Edinburg City Council
City of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
Location: City of Edinburg
City Hall-Council Chambers
415 West University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
June 19, 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
           
A.

Presentation of Proclamation:

1. Manuela Gonzalez

V. Presentation
           
A.

Presentation and Possible Action Regarding the Texas Department of Transportation Construction Project - East State Highway 107 (University Dr.) Median's Landscaping Project. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

VI. Ordinances
A.

Consider Ordinance Providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit and Waiver of Fees for “Texas Cook’em High Steaks in Edinburg” (Cook-Off and Outdoor Concert) to be held Friday, July 06, 2018 and Saturday, July 07, 2018, Being the South Half of Lot 11, Section 268, Texas-Mexican Railway Company Survey, Located at 714 South Raul Longoria Road, as Requested by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

B.

Consider Ordinance Authorizing and Ordering the Issuance of the City of Edinburg, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018; Awarding the Sale Thereof; and Containing Matters Incident Thereto.  [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

VII. Awarding of Bids
A.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-82, Emergency Equipment for Twenty (20) Ford SUV Interceptors, to Tri-County Communications for Item 2 in the Amount of $9,000; to Video Sound & Lights for Items 9 and 11 in the Amount of $5,500; and to Fleet Safety Equipment for Items 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the Amount of $86,973.20. [David White, Chief of Police]

B.

Consider Rescinding Award RFQ 2018-001, Professional Engineering Services - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program FEMA Project Number DR 4223-057, Edinburg Northside Drainage Improvement Project to TEDSI Infrastructure Group and Award the Project to International Consulting Engineers (ICE) and Authorize City Manager or their Designated Appointee to Negotiate and Enter Into a Professional Engineering Services Contract. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

C.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-023, Group Employee Benefits Products, to Blue Cross Blue Shield for Medical and Dental Insurance, and Dearborn National for Vision and Life Insurance Coverage And Authorize City Manager or Authorized Representative to Negotiate and Enter into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service]

D.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-018, K9 Instructors Training to Kasseburg Canine Training Center LLC., in the Amount of $20,800, and Authorize the Assistant City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [David White, Chief of Police]

VIII. Contractuals
A.

Consider and Authorize Assistant City Manager Execute Emergency Interconnect Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and North Alamo Water Supply Corporation, for the Wholesale and Water Supply. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

B.

Consider and Authorize the Assistant City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement for Exchange of Service Area with Sharyland Water Supply Corporation for the Montecitos Subdivision. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

C.

Consider Authorizing Assistant City Manager to Enter Into Amendment No. 1 with Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 1 for the West Water Plant Improvements at the East Canal, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $956,261.20. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

IX. WaiverS
           
A.

Consider Authorizing the Assistant City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium for the Democratic Party for the Nomination of Candidate for the 93rd District Court on Friday, June 29, 2018. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

B.

Consider Authorizing the Assistant City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Edinburg Activity Center for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Hidalgo County for their Annual Master Clothing Volunteer Arts & Craft Fair Fundraiser to be held on November 3, 2018. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

X. Petitions
           
A.

Consider Ordinance for the Voluntary Annexation of Tract 1 of land containing 2.00 acres situated in Hidalgo County, Texas being a part or portion out of lot 120, Seminary Heights Subdivision Located at 5450 Barb Mar Ln Edinburg Tx. Subdivision is within City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, as Requested by Damaris Chapa. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

B.

Consider Accepting Petition for the Voluntary Annexation of Tract 2 of land containing 2.00 acres situated in Hidalgo County, Texas being a part or portion out of lot 120, Seminary Heights Subdivision Located on the East side of Barb Mar Ln Edinburg Tx. Road North of Manuel Drive. Subdivision is within City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, as Requested by Lionel Chapa. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

C.

Consider Accepting Petition for the Voluntary Annexation of Tract 3 of land containing 2.00 acres situated in Hidalgo County, Texas. being a part or portion out of lot 120, Seminary Heights Subdivision Located on the East side of Barb Mar Ln Edinburg Tx. Road North of Manuel Drive. Subdivision is within City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, as Requested by Alma Delia Gutierrez. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

XI. Appointments
A.

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

1. Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Two Members

2. Housing Assistance Committee, Two Members

3. All American City 10K Advisory Board, Two Members

4. Edinburg Housing Authority Board, Mayor Appointed

XII. Resolutions
A.

Consider Resolution Ratifying Submission of Letter of Commitment to Participate in the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program as a Partner with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council-Valley Metro Transit System and Authorize the City Manager or Authorized Representative to Execute Grant Documents Relating Thereto. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

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 Gonzalez, City Attorney]

C.

Consider Resolution Authorizing the City Manager for the City of Edinburg, Texas, to Enter into a Grant Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division, Designating the City Manager as the City's Authorized Representative to Execute all Contracts and Agreements, and Authorizing the Commitment to Fund and Complete an Airport Master Plan Update for the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. [Sonia Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

XIII. Consent Agenda
A.

Consider Authorizing the Disposition of Approximately 25 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. [Ludivina Leal, City Secretary]

XIV. 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 - Potential Litigation Regarding Pending Land Acquisition of Property Located at the Corner of Veterans and Alberta Road, from Laura Tascareno (Sec. 551.071 Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting and Sec. 551.072 Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting)

B.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Potential Litigation Concerning Re-issuance of Landfill Permit (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting)

C.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Pending Litigation and Consideration of Offers of Settlement and Status of Litigation Relating to City of Edinburg vs. Joe Williamson Construction. (§552.071 Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting).

D.

Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Pending Litigation and Consideration of Offers of Settlement and Status of Litigation Relating to City of Edinburg vs. Enriquez Enterprises, Inc.(§552.071 Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting).

E.

Potential Litigation Discussion of the Legal Issues Related to the Contract Between the City of Edinburg and Candela Organization, L.L.C. for the Construction of Fire Station #5; Default of Contractual Obligation by Candela. (§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.
XV. 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 .
By:
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.