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 09, 2018
Regular Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM
1. Call to Order, Establish Quorum
A. Presentation of Colors.
B. National Anthem.
C. Pledge of Allegiance.
D. Prayer.
2. Certification of Public Notice
3. 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.
4. Presentations and Reports
A.

Mayor's Report

5. Consent Agenda
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.
A.

Consider approval of City Council Minutes for March 10, 2018 City Council and EEDC Joint Special Meeting, March 29, 2018 City Facilities Tour, March 29, 2018 Special Meeting, June 15, 2018 Special Meeting, June 19, 2018 Budget Work Session, June 19, 2018 Regular Meeting, June 26, 2018 Special Meeting, July 03, 2018 Regular Meeting. [Ludivina Leal, City Secretary]

B.

Consider Authorizing City Manager to Execute an Inter-local Agreement Between the City of Edinburg and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), for Participation in the Development of a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“TPDES”) Stormwater Permit Application to Respond and Comply With The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) TPDES Phase II Stormwater Rules. [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]

C.

Consider Awarding Bid No. 2018-86, Rehabilitation of Lift Station 18, to Pederson Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $33,100, and Authorize City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

D.

Consider Rejecting Bid No. 2018-80, New Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Office Building. [Arturo Martinez, Director of Utilities]

6. Bids/Contractuals
A.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-017, Virtualization and Backup Solution for the Edinburg Police Department to Waypoint Business Solutions, in the Amount of $136,035.04, and Authorize City Manager to Enter Into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [David White, Chief of Police]

B.

Consider Awarding Bid 2018-84, Temporary Labor Force to Select Staff of Edinburg, Texas for the Sanitation Worker and Clerical Services and Authorize City Manager to Enter into Agreement(s) Relating Thereto [Ramiro L. Gomez, Director Solid Waste Management]

C.

Consider Awarding RFP No. 2018-024, Voluntary Employee Benefits Products to Allstate and Authorize City Manager to Negotiate and Enter into an Agreement Relating Thereto. [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

D.

Consider appointment of Agent of Record for Employee Voluntary Insurance Benefits and Authorize City Manager to execute agreement thereto.  [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

7. Ordinances
A.

Consider Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Edinburg, Texas at Title III, Administration, Chapter 30, Administrative Code, Sections 30.071, 30.072 and 30.075 to Provide for Various Changes to the City's Current Classification and Compensation Plan for Non-Civil Service Employees. [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

B.

Consider Ordinance providing for a Temporary Special Use Permit and a Waiver of Fees for the “Run of Faith 5K” to be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Edinburg Municipal Park, Being Portions of Lots 9, 10, 12, and 16 and all of Lot 11, Section 268, Texas-Mexican Railway Company Survey, Located at the Intersection of Raul Longoria Road and Sprague Street, as requested by El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church. [Jesus R. Saenz, Director of Planning and Zoning]

C.

Consider Amending the Code of Ordinance of the City of Edinburg, Texas, at Title III, Administration, Chapter 30, Administrative Code to add Section 30.063 Code of Ethics and Authorize City Manager and staff to execute thereto. [Belinda Torres, Director of Human Resources/Civil Service Director]

8. Resolutions
A.

Consider Resolution Authorizing the City of Edinburg to Seek Certification as a Film Friendly City and Designate the City Manager as the Authorized Signatory for Transaction of Business Relating to Potential Filming Activities in Edinburg. [Letty Leija, Director of Library]

B.

Consider Resolution authorizing the City Manager for the City of Edinburg, Texas, to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division expressing the City's desire to compete for the Fiscal Year 2018-2020 Supplemental Discretionary Funding as provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, and to be considered for recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for funding request, in the amount of $2,572,479.25 for the proposed Holding Pond Expansion Project at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. [Carla M. Rodriguez, Assistant City Manager]

9. Waiver
A.

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to Waive Fees for the Use of the Edinburg Activity Center for the Angels of Love on Saturday, August 4; Sunday, December 2; and Sunday, December 16, 2018. [Pilar Rodriguez, P.E., City Manager]

10. Budget
A.

Consider Certification of 2018 Anticipated Debt Collection Rate and 2017 Excess Debt Collection.  [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

B.

Discuss and Consider Proposed Tax Rate for the City of Edinburg for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 and Setting Public Hearings. [Ascencion Alonzo, Director of Finance]

C.

Consider Transfers of Funds in the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Within the Following Accounts:

  1. General Fund:  FROM Rents & Contractuals TO Office Supplies, in the Amount of $600.  [Ricardo Gonzalez, City Attorney]
  2. General Fund:  FROM Office Equipment & Furniture TO Office Equipment & Furniture, in the Amount of $7,000.  [Ludy Leal, City Secretary]
  3. General Fund:  FROM Machines & Equipment; Professional Services; Office Equipment & Furniture; Park & Playgrounds; Rents & Contracts; Other; and Communications TO Overtime; Motor Vehicle Fuel/Oil; Building; Motor Vehicles; Equipment; and Machines & Equipment, in the Amount of $20,787.  [Tomas D. Reyna, Director of Public Works]
  4. General Fund:  FROM Salaries; and Part-Time Wages TO Wearing Apparel; Buildings; Buildings & Structures; Air Conditioning Units; Rents & Contractuals; and Air Conditioning Units, in the Amount of $22,000.  [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  5. General Fund:  FROM Motor Vehicles; Tools; and Part-Time Wages TO Communications; and Utilities, in the Amount of $5,735.  [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  6. General Fund:  FROM Salaries TO Wearing Apparel; Tools; Janitorial; Chemicals; Buildings; Motor Vehicles; Machines & Equipment; and Utilities, in the Amount of $59,000.  [Javier Garza, Director of Parks & Recreation]
  7. Airport Fund:  FROM Travel, Training, Meetings TO Machines & Equipment, in the Amount of $2,600.  [Sonia L. Marroquin, Assistant City Manager]

11. Appointments
A.

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

  1. Housing Assistance Committee, One Member
  2. Edinburg Library Advisory Board, One Member
  3. South Texas International Airport Advisory Board, One Member

12. Election
A.

Consider Order of a Special Election to be held November 06, 2018. [Ludivina Leal, City Secretary]

B.

Consider Ordinance Calling a Special Bond Election to be held on November 06, 2018 in the City of Edinburg, Texas.

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

B.

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.)

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.
14. 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
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.