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 17, 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

Presentation Regarding Settlement of Construction Cases, to-wit:  1) Library; 2) Solid Waste Management Facility; and 3) City Hall


Presentation by City Staff Regarding Construction of the Bert Ogden Arena Project

V. Consent Agenda

Consider Authorizing the Disposition of Approximately 73 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]

VI. Awarding of Bids

Consider Authorizing the Purchase of Twenty (20) MPH Industries Python 3 Radar Units from MPH Industries, through the Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Contract No. EF04-17, in the Amount of $24,980. [David White, Chief of Police]


Consider Rejecting Bid No. 2018-45, Fountain Center Roof Repair. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]


Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-85, Grant # B-17-MC-48-0503, Will Looney Memorial Park Fencing Project to Central Fence & Supply, Ltd. in the Amount of $65,385, and Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]


Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-83, Lift Station #39 Rehabilitation & Upgrade, to American Water Services, LLC in the amount of $24,999.00, and Authorized City Manager to Enter into Agreement thereto.  [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

VII. Contractuals

Consider Awarding Job Task Order No. 3 to Hinojosa Engineering, Based on RFQ 2016-003, for the Engineering & Project Management Services for the Rehabilitation of the Los Venados Elevated Water Storage Tank, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $25,000 and Authorize City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]


Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-019 Cisco SmartNet Renewals, to Presidio Networked Solutions Group, LLC, in the Amount of $22,324.41. [Danny Vera, Director of Information Technology]


Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Agreement Between the Capable Kids Foundation and the City of Edinburg for Youth League Program. [Javier Garza, Director of Parks and Recreation]


Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Edinburg and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and Texas Task Force One Member. [Shawn Snider, Fire Chief]

VIII. Ordinances

Consider an Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2013-3693 City Council's Appointment of EEDC Members to Serve as the City's Representatives on the Board of Directors of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Four, City of Edinburg, Texas.

IX. Resolutions

Consider a Resolution and Approve the Community Development Block Grant Final 2018-2022 Five-Year Consolidated Plan & Strategy and the 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan which Includes the Proposed use of Funds for the Period Beginning October 01, 2018 through September 30, 2019.  [Marissa Garza, Director of Community Development]


Consider Approval of a Resolution of the City of Edinburg, Texas, Declaring the Necessity for Acquiring by Condemnation and Fee Simple Title to Certain Property Located at the S.E. Corner of Alberta Rd. and Veterans Boulevard for a Sanitary Sewer Project Related to Lift Station 42 Upgrades and Improvements; Ratifying the City Manager's and City Staff's Actions and Ordering and Authorizing the Condemnation of Said Property to Proceed. [Ricardo Gonzalez, City Attorney]


Consider Resolution Authorizing City Manager or Authorized Representative to Enter into and Execute the Libraries Connecting Texas Grant Reimbursement Contract Between the City of Edinburg and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Libraries Connecting Texas. [Letty Leija, Director of Library]

X. Variance

Consider Variance Request to the City’s Unified Development Code Article 3 – District and Bulk Standards - Section 3.301 Single-Family– Lot and Building Standards, Lot Width, for Gertrudis Ranch Subdivision, Being a 4.99 Acre Tract of Land out of Lot 5, Section 274, Texas-Mexican Railway Company’s Survey, Hidalgo County, Texas, Located North of Freddy Gonzalez between Jackson Road and Sugar Road, As Requested by Quintanilla, Headley, and Associates, Inc. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning & Zoning]

XI. Appointments

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

  1. Community Development Council, One Member

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 and Possible Action Relating to Proposed Transfer of Personal Property to Sharyland Water Supply Corporation, to-wit:  8-Inch Polyvinyl Chloride Waterline Improvement Located on Rogers Road between Jackson Road and Flipper Drive and continuing Eastward, adjacent to the South Boundary Line of Rogers Road to the point of cut-off.  (§551.071. Consultation  with Attorney; Closed Meeting; and §551.072. Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting.)


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 (Insurors Indemnity Company Claim). (§551.071. Consultation with Attorney; Closed Meeting.)


Discussion of Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations Re: Pilar Rodriguez, P.E., City Manager (Sec. 551.074 Personnel Matters and 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.
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 .
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.