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This is Falfurrias, Texas

Falfurrias is the county seat of Brooks County, Texas, United States. The town is named for founder Edward Cunningham Lasater's ranch, La Mota de Falfurrias. In 1893, the Falfurrias ranch was one of the largest in Texas at some 350,000 acres.

The city is centered around the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 285 and is approximately 81 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, 90 miles southeast of Laredo, and 36 miles south of Alice. Population was 6,200 as of 2010.

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Agenda Regular Meeting 8/07/13


Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting, of the City Council, of the City of Falfurrias will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the 7th of August, 2013, in the Conference Room at the Police Department in the City of Falfurrias, in Brooks County.
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Chapter 551 of Texas Government Code and an amendments thereto.
At such Regular Meeting, the following subjects will be considered by the City Council of the City of Falfurrias, Texas
  3. CITIZEN COMMENTS:  This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169)
  4. Approval of monthly bills.  
  5. Approval of minutes. 
  • Discussion and possible action on June financials for General Fund and Special Revenue Funds.
  • Discussion and possible action on schedule for August 15th and August 29th City of Falfurrias budget workshops.
  • Discussion and possible action authorizing the Texas Municipal League (TML) Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool (IEBP) increase of 5% to Medical Benefit Plan.
  •  Discussion and possible action on approval of $8,972.50 Technical Assistance Agreement with the Nelrod Company for creation of wage rate chart and job descriptions based on salary comparability and organization chart and to include final narrative report.
  • Discussion and possible action on building inspector services plan as recommended by City Administrator. 
  • Discussion and possible action on amending Ordinance No. 557; increasing fee for permit for establishments operating certain game and amusement devices, denying food preparation at such establishment and providing for penalties for violations of Ordinance, savings and severability clause, conflicts and providing for an effective date. 
  • Discussion and possible action on authorizing Requests for Proposal (RFP) for City of Falfurrias Depository Contract for banking services. 
  • Discussion and possible action on appointment of exploratory committee to analyze the feasibility of creating an Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to further economic development opportunities for City of Falfurrias.
  • Discussion on administrative framework options for City of Falfurrias to include management and control of City-Owned utilities.  
  • Discussion and possible action to approve an Interlocal Agreement with Brooks County for landfill personnel services, ambulance services, streets, Emergency Operations Center (EOC)  and/or other services as determined by City Council. 
  • Discussion and possible action regarding options for providing ambulance services for City of Falfurrias. 
  • Discussion and possible action on acceptance of resignation from Mr. Quirino Jaime Jr.
  • Discussion and possible action on posting for two (2) Public Works positions for City of Falfurrias. 
Regular Meeting 8 7 2013         
Discussion and possible action on release of lien recorded in Vol. 197, Page 769, official records of Brooks County, Texas pertaining to Lot 5, Block 1, Maupin 2nd Addition, and City of Falfurrias.
Discussion and possible action on contracts for music for 3rd Annual City of Falfurrias 4th of July Celebration. 
News and Information – (Non-Action Items) 
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact 
Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 2nd day of August, 2013 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
Anna M. Garcia, Mayor
City of Falfurrias
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the glass front door of the City Hall office at _______P.M._______________, 2013
Signed: __________________
Title: ____________________

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