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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 9/04/13


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 4th of September, 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. Review and possible action on August 21, 2013 regular meeting minutes. 
  6. Review and possible action on August 29, 2013 special meeting minutes.
  7. Review and possible action on August 29, 2013 budget workshop minutes.
  • Presentation by Alex Aguilar on Iron Horse Bike Rally.  
  • Presentation by Nikolo Guerra on “Pan De Campo” Celebration.
  • Discussion and possible action to approve or reject the 2012 independent financial audit. 
  • Discussion and possible action on July financials for General Fund and Special Revenue Funds.
  • Discussion and possible action to ratify the Utility Board’s nomination of Mr. Bill Talley to continue on their Board of Trustees for a term beginning on January 1, 2014 and ending on December 31, 2018.
  • Discussion and possible action on Ordinance #570 to establish requirements for Building Official.  
  • Discussion and possible action on ratifying Ordinance #571 to create a one-way turn on the intersections of Hartmann Street and Chester Street with Adams Street for Brooks County ISD traffic assistance between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday – Friday throughout the School Year. 
  • Discussion and possible action on Ordinance #572 to establish Certificate of Occupancy permits, inspections, and penalties for violations of general requirements. 
  • Discussion and possible action on appointment of two (2) public works personnel, set salary, and effective date of appointment.
  • Discussion and possible action on scheduling dates for September City of Falfurrias budget workshops.
EXECUTIVE SESSION –  The council may enter into closed or executive session to discuss the following Texas Government Code Section 551.074 –Personnel Matter;
(1) To deliberate the appointment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline; or dismissal of a public officer or employee;
(a) To deliberate possible disciplinary action of Alexandria Alegria      as Deputy Clerk of the Falfurrias Municipal Court. 
RETURN TO OPEN SESSION – Consider and act upon items listed under Executive Session:
Discussion and possible disciplinary action of Alexandria Alegria as Deputy Clerk of the Falfurrias Municipal Court. 
News and Information – (Non-Action Items) 
Department Head Reports
a) Municipal Court
b) Chief of Police
c) City Foreman 
d) Fire Marshal
e) COG Representative
f) City Clerk
g) City Administrator
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 30th day of August, 2013 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
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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