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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 2/19/14

 

City of Falfurrias
 
  • Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
  • Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
  • David Longoria, Alderman
  • Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman
  • Mae Saenz, Alderwoman
  • Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman
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  • Noel Bernal, City Administrator                                                                                  
  • Melinda Garza, City Clerk
  • Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
  • Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
  • Roberto Gomez, Public Works Director 
  • Samuel Maldonado, Utilities Director
  • Homer Mora, City Attorney
 
NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
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 Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and an Amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) 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)
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Monthly bills. 
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Appointment of fifth member to the City of Falfurrias Utility Systems Advisory Board. 
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Ordinance No. 580 – AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PERMITTING FOR ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING CERTAIN GAME AND AMUSEMENT DEVICES IN THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS; AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ORDINANCE, SAVINGS AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 6.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON: Resolution No.XXX – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS, TEXAS, APPROVING THE MUNICIPAL MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS FOR THE MAINTENANCE, CONTROL, AND SUPERVISION, AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS; AND PROVIDING FOR THE EXECUTION OF SAID AGREEMENT; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 
  • ITEM 7.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Ordinance No.XXX – AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS AND/OR PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF FALFURRIAS, COUNTY OF BROOKS, TEXAS, HEREBY REFERRED TO AS MUNICIPAL MAINTENANCE PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING MAYOR OF THE CITY OR OTHER AUTHORIZED CITY OFFICIAL, TO EXECUTE AND AFFIX THE CORPORATE SEAL AND ATTEST SAME. A CERTAIN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND USE OF THE SAID MAINTENANCE PROJECT; AND DECLARING AND PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHOULD BE EFFECTIVE FROM AND AFTER ITS PASSAGE. 
  • ITEM 8.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Proposal from the World Economic Development Alliance (WEDA) for development of City of Falfurrias economic development community profile for business attraction marketing services.
  • ITEM 9.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Proposal from The Reyna Network, LLC for establishment of Revolving Loan Fund Program for downtown improvements and other economic development initiatives. 
  • ITEM 10.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Approval of gas consulting continuing services agreement with Coler & Colantonio Inc. – a CHA Company, for consulting for Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) regulatory compliance reporting. 
  • ITEM 11.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Award of Competitive Sealed Bid for the 2014 City of Falfurrias Street Projects in an amount not to exceed $425,000.
  • ITEM 12.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To evaluate and select proposal in response to City of Falfurrias Request for Proposals (RFP) for ambulance services.
  • ITEM 13.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To evaluate and select proposal for promoter services to include music, advertising, and coordination of accommodations for said items for 3rd Annual City of Falfurrias 4th of July Celebration.
  • ITEM 14.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING: To discuss Ordinance No. 500 and to consider establishing a permit fee for mobile vendors. 
  • ITEM 15.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve a $1,200 offer by Erasmo Huerta to purchase tax sale property on Lot 10, Block ‘N’, Maupin Addition, an addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume ‘Y’ Page 296, Deed Records of Starr County, Texas belonging to Simon Treviño by Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson delinquent attorneys and approve a Resolution No.XXX.
  • ITEM 16.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve a $1,000 offer by Marcus Cavazos to purchase tax sale property on Lot 10, Block ‘M’, Maupin Addition, an addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume ‘114’ Page 455, Deed Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Soila O. Lopez by Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson delinquent attorneys and approve a Resolution No.XXX. 
  • ITEM 17.)  NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
Department Head Reports
a) Municipal Court
b) Chief of Police
c) Public Works Director 
d) Utilities Director
e) COG Representative
f) City Clerk
g) City Administrator
  • ITEM 18.) ADJOURN.
    
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 14th day of February, 2014 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
 
____________________________
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Falfurrias
 
Attest:
 
_____________________________
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._______________, 2014
 
 
Signed: __________________
 
Title: ____________________
 
 

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